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Issue #1371, Mon, Tue, We, Thu, Fri March 10-15, 2003 - editor: michael again

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George, the world's only RUBBER PEACE CHICKEN,encourages you to consider the 4 R's as a guideline to developing a balanced, healthy lifestyle.  How can you adapt the 4 R's TUCA CREED to your thinking and daily activities?

Spiritual Psychology Test
Is Your Spirituality HAPPY?

Take this spiritual psychology test and find out where your happiness may be inhibited by your spirituality. Note: There are no judgments here about whether your spiritual ideas and beliefs are correct, just whether they will allow you maximum happiness. For example- if you believe in a vengeful god or evil stars who are out to get you, fine! But those are most unhappy beliefs which will cause you a lifetime of unwanted stress.   Maine "Win Without War"
Coalition Announced   Buddha 

The Secret Doctrine

The primary source for this document is The Secret Oral Teachings in Tibetan Buddhist Sects by Alexandra David-Neel & Lama Yongden. Alan Watts calls this work "a wonderfully lucid account of the Madhyamika (or 'middle-way') School of Buddhism, a method of meditation and enlightenment which was worked out sometime between 150 and 250 AD by the great Indian sage and pundit, Nagarjuna."

Mace Mealer  

       Only when one is faced
       with what one fears,
       does anger arise.
       It can be something as simple
       as suffering a profound injustice,
       or as complex as having ones sense
       of security threatened.
       It can feel good to be angry
       when one is afraid,
       but it's only a swing
       of the pendulum away
       from regret,
       and like any addiction
       it keeps one wanting more.
       Better perhaps the road
       of true courage
       which is not found
       as one might think
       in heroic effort,
       but in calm,
       good humored,

Note: brutally honest content Note: brutally honest content   This Is War
an unblinking look—in words and images—at the reality of warfare Note: brutally honest content   Bush is not a stop saying that! note: this is a bit of a musical stire,          slow loading on dial-up  



  Current Population  
  Births This Year  
  Births Today  
  Deaths This Year  
  Deaths Today

     World Peace Pig

The pig is painted with longitude and latitude lines to represent the globe. The flags are either made with products from the respective country or painted on. An international work, World Peace Pig draws the attention of the viewer to various places in the world and what they have to offer.




  Waging Peace     Waging Peace through Dialogue

Dr. Robert Muller, former assistant secretary general of the United Nations, now Chancellor emeritus of the University of Peace in Costa Rica was one of the people who witnessed the founding of the U.N. and has worked in support of or inside the U.N. ever since. Recently he was in San Francisco to be honored for his service to the world through the U.N. and through his writings and teachings for peace. At age eighty, Dr. Muller surprised, even stunned, many in the audience that day with his most positive assessment of where the world stands now regarding war and peace.
I was there at the gathering and I myself was stunned by his remarks. What he said turned my head around and offered me a new way to see what is going on in the world. My synopsis of his remarks is below:
"I'm so honored to be here," he said. "I'm so honored to be alive at such a miraculous time in history. I'm so moved by what's going on in our world today. ( I was shocked. I thought -- Where has he been? What has he been reading? Has he seen the newspapers? Is he senile? Has he lost it? What is he talking about?)
Dr. Muller proceeded to say, "Never before in the history of the world has there been a global, visible, public, viable, open dialogue and conversation about the very legitimacy of war".
The whole world is in now having this critical and historic dialogue--listening to all kinds of points of view and positions about going to war or not going to war. In a huge global public conversation the world is asking-"Is war legitimate? Is it illegitimate? Is there enough evidence to warrant an attack? Is there not enough evidence to warrant an attack? What will be the consequences? The costs? What will happen after a war? How will this set off other conflicts? What might be peaceful alternatives? What kind of negotiations are we not thinking of? What are the real intentions for declaring war?"
All of this, he noted, is taking place in the context of the United Nations Security Council, the body that was established in 1949 for exactly this purpose. He pointed out that it has taken us more than fifty years to realize that function, the real function of the U.N. And at this moment in history-- the United Nations is at the center of the stage. It is the place where these conversations are happening, and it has become in these last months and weeks, the most powerful governing body on earth, the most powerful container for the world's effort to wage peace rather than war. Dr. Muller was almost in tears in recognition of the fulfillment of this dream.
"We are not at war," he kept saying. We, the world community, are WAGING peace. It is difficult, hard work. It is constant and we must not let up. It is working and it is an historic milestone of immense proportions. It has never happened before-never in human history-and it is happening now-every day every hour-waging peace through a global conversation.
He pointed out that the conversation questioning the validity of going to war has gone on for hours, days, weeks, months and now more than a year, and it may go on and on. "We're in peacetime," he kept saying. "Yes, troops are being moved. Yes, warheads are being lined up. Yes, the aggressor is angry and upset and spending a billion dollars a day preparing to attack. But not one shot has been fired. Not one life has been lost. There is no war. It's all a conversation."
It is tense, it is tough, it is challenging, AND we are in the most significant and potent global conversation and public dialogue in the history of the world. This has not happened before on this scale ever before-not before WWI or WWII, not before Vietnam or Korea, this is new and it is a stunning new era of Global listening, speaking, and responsibility.
In the process, he pointed out, new alliances are being formed. Russia and China on the same side of an issue is an unprecedented outcome. France and Germany working together to wake up the world to a new way of seeing the situation. The largest peace demonstrations in the history of the world are taking place--and we are not at war! Most peace demonstrations in recent history took place when a war was already waging, sometimes for years, as in the case of Vietnam.
"So this," he said, "is a miracle. This is what "waging peace " looks like."
No matter what happens, history will record that this is a new era, and that the 21st century has been initiated with the world in a global dialogue looking deeply, profoundly and responsibly as a global community at the legitimacy of the actions of a nation that is desperate to go to war.
Through these global peace-waging efforts, the leaders of that nation are being engaged in further dialogue, forcing them to rethink, and allowing all nations to participate in the serious and horrific decision to go to war or not.
Dr. Muller also made reference to a recent New York Times article that pointed out that up until now there has been just one superpower-the United States, and that that has created a kind of blindness in the vision of the U.S. But now, Dr. Muller asserts, there are two superpowers: the United States and the merging, surging voice of the people of the world.
All around the world, people are waging peace. To Robert Muller, one of the great advocates of the United Nations, it is nothing short of a miracle and it is working.

Note: the above was contributed by Kheyala on thewaystation list



The Battle Hymn of the Republic

Mine eyes have seen the glory
Of the coming of the Lord;
He is trampling out the vintage
Where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning
Of His terrible swift sword;
His truth is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

note - yes folks, a lot of us boomers

were raised to the rousing strain of this

stirring anthem to God, Glory and Country.

and fine religious tunes like this

Onward Christan Soldier


Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,

With the cross of Jesus going on before!

Christ the royal Master leads against the foe;

Forward into ba- ttle, see His banner go!


Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,

With the cross of Jesus going on before!

note: what a strange old trip it's been



          Every year at this time, Madam Swami Juanita puts down her hair dryer and picks up her crystal ball. Juanita makes predictions for the coming year, and she has a success rate significantly better than the national news media on election night.

          This yearly event is a corker! Juanita rearranges the furniture at The World's Most Dangerous Beauty Salon, Inc., dims the lights, puts on a semi-conservative Carmen Miranda outfit, and douses the room with "Eau de Kolache" perfume. She's never been able to find a proper crystal ball, so she uses a lava lamp instead. She tried reading tea leaves once, but found that trying to tear open a soggy little bag with a "Lipton" tag attached can reek havoc on a fresh manicure.



Twameva Mata Cha Pita Twameva,

Twameva Bandhu Sakha Twameva,

Twameva Vidya Sarvinam Twameva,

Twameva Sarvam Mum Dev Deva.


"O Lord, You Are My Mother, Father, Kinsman And Friend.

You Are My Wealth Of Knowledge, Strength, Velour And Power.

You Are My All God Of Gods".

Tabbed by
Billy Buerger

[Start in F]
F C Gm Bb C F C Bb D# F (x2)

God loves capitalists more than communists
God loves fundamentalists more than Methodists
God loves Americans more than Canadians
God loves nuclear power

God loves the stars and stripes
God loves Handi-Wipes
Thinks they're so convenient
God knows where the yellow went

God has a VCR
John Wayne is the biggest star
Up in the Ivory Tower


[Change to G]
G D Am C D G D C F G x2

God doesn't love the Pope
God likes Pepsi more than Coke
He won't drive a Subaru or a BMW

God packs a magnum
For protection not for fun
God says make my day

God votes Republican
The only way to get things done
God loves makin' dough
Don't like payin' taxes though

God loves Disneyland
Loves a man to be a man
God loves the USA


[Finish in A]
A E Bm D E A E D G A x2

God loves democracy more than aristocracy
God hates Iraqians, Russians, Jews and Libyans
(And anyone else who isn't a white Anglo-Saxon Protestant)

God is good, God is great
God don't like the welfare state
(He hates Sweden)
God drives a Chevrolet

God made petroleum to make my Winnebago run
God made plants and trees
We can waste them as we please
God loves the strong and tall
God loves white folks most of all
God loves the USA

D             G A
God loves the USA
D             G A
God loves the USA.  He told me personally, and
D           E   A
I know what God likes 

freedom fries and peace cheese



and a search for 
- love doctor jesus-
brings us right into
that crazy glow of


Jesus Loves Me

Jesus loves me! This I know,
For the Bible tells me so
Little ones to Him belong
They are weak but He is strong

Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
The Bible tells me so

Jesus loves me! He who died
Heaven's gate to open wide
He will wash away my sin
Let His little child come in

Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
The Bible tells me so

Jesus loves me! He will stay
Close beside me all the way
He's prepared a home for me
And some day His face I'll see

Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
The Bible tells me so

this is potpourri?
no, it the truth!
whatever, be nice
it wouldn't hurt
and don't argue with children
please, do something productive like herd cats
love peace kindness respect
might take some getting used to
who knows where it will all end up!

  --- In [email protected], "Gene Poole"  wrote:

How does 'peace' happen?

As we face the possibility of yet another unjust war,
we ask ourselves 'why not world peace?'.

How does peace happen in your neighborhood?

Does it have anything to do with law, law enforcement
agencies (the police), the courts, and all that? Chances
are, that the only way we are going to see world peace,
is to extend the 'neighborhood model' to the scale of the
entire  world.

It is time for the nations and people of the world to learn
to bring their grievances into an arena of arbitration and

Yesterday it was announced that the long-anticipated
world court has been formed and judges  sworn. It is
called "International Criminal Court (ICC)". Here are links:


"The US was conspicuous by its absence. It signed the treaty to
establish the court, but has withdrawn its support, and has secured
agreements with with 22 countries giving its citizens immunity from
its arrest warrants."

Fortunately, here is the org  which is working to
bring  the US into the jurisdiction of the ICC:

"Tell Congress and the President it's time to support the ICC,
because without justice - there is no peace."


Below is a link to an article which explains how the US
has been trying to circumvent international law, even
before the court has convened for the first time:

("The Swiss and Yugoslav decisions are the latest events in an
extraordinary and almost subterranean diplomatic conflict that has
spread yet more poison into the relationship between Europe and the
US over the past month."... "The US state department spokesman, Philip
Reeker, said the administration was obliged to stop military aid to
countries that did not accede to their demands under a newly enacted
law, the American Service Members Protection Act, which gives the
president the authority to take "all means necessary and appropriate
to release citizens arrested by the court". Some critics claim this
could mean the invasion of the Netherlands. ")

Every court system needs some kind of enforcement

We already have a fully functional 'global police agency',
called INTERPOL.

While there are many who protest the very existence of the UN,
the ICC, and INTERPOL, we finally have in place, the basic structures
which have been proved over time, to allow people to live together in
relative peace, in the same way that many of us are fortunate enough
to enjoy in our communities.

In human history, as proved over time, this is how  peace happens.

==Gene Poole==

"Pardon my freedom"


Let us hope we see some day soon:

"ICC issues warrant for arrest of Osama Bin Laden"   Our response to the following invocations is: Change our hearts, O God

That we learn compassion...

That we embrace non-violence...

That our hearts are forgiving...

That we are filled with mercy...

That we act with justice...

That we live solidarity...

That we live with hope...

That we trust and dare...

That we be builders of peace....

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