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    The Green Party has continually opposed entry into war and has consistently called for the immediate return of our troops, in stark contrast to the Democratic and Republican parties.
    Today we march, tomorrow we vote Green Party.

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    Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? eBook

    Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? eBook on Amazon

    Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? eBook

    Reflections on Occupy Wall Street, with photos, fun, and good wishes for the future. eBook, Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? (Only $.99 !) In the eBook, the Occupy movement is explored through original reporting, photographs, cartoons, poetry, essays, and reviews.The collection of essays and blog posts records the unfolding of Occupy into the culture from September 2011 to the present.  Authors Kimberly Wilder and Ian Wilder were early supporters of Occupy, using their internet platforms to communicate the changes being created by the American Autumn.

    The eBook is currently available on Amazon for Kindle;  Barnes & Noble Nook ; Smashwords independent eBook seller; and a Kobo for 99 cents and anyone can read it using their Kindle/Nook Reader, smart phone, or computer.

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    Choosing vintage or antique jewelry to wear and/or gift, is a way to be gentle on the planet. Remembering the Waste Hierarchy Triangle, folks who love the planet should always try to…”Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”. Please share or donate your own jewelry and try buying vintage rather than new.

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Two lives to reflect on…unjust deaths

I had remembered hearing about the death of a young man in an institution in Staten Island this month. I had put aside the story to blog about it when I felt I had the emotional energy to do it justice. Then, I forgot about it. Yesterday, I went to a statewide meeting about autism […]

Two articles on spanking: Spanking lowers IQ; Research from Sweden

KW: Our readers had a vibrant conversation about spanking when I posted an article about spanking being permitted at schools in Missouri. That post, with 23 comments, is: here. (excerpt from) Emax Health Spanking Can Lower Children’s Intelligence by Denise Reynolds RD / Sep 25, 2009 Two new studies suggest that children who are spanked […]

Some Huffington Post humor: Alternative Punishments for Al-Zeidi

A Huffington Post writer has come up with some alternative punishments for Muntadhar Al-Zeidi, the Iraqi journalist who shouted words against war as he threw his shoes at then President Bush. Evidently, writer Warren Holstein and I agree that there were worse things Al-Zeidi could have done. I can’t even post the whole story. Some […]

Making spanking worse: Spanking of children in Missouri Schools

Update – More research on spanking is: here. Evidently, in Missouri, teachers are still allowed to spank children in school. I think that is appalling. And, it makes me think that some activists should probably focus on making sure no schools in any state are allowed to use corporal punishment on children. It is outrageous […]