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SAVE BIG BIRD! OCCUPY EARTH NEXT STEP

SAVE BIG BIRD!

As the Denver Post reported the Ultimate Moment in the 2012 Denver 1st Debate was "The Bull versus The Matador."  I emotionally support President Obama's predicament as a distant observer and wonder where is the matador in this emergent storyline?  News pundit's exploded from all sides in political outraged rhetoric for his populist…

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Added by Mushin on October 5, 2012 at 2:27pm — No Comments

INVITE The Order Of Earth/Maka Si Tomni NEXT STEP

Occupy Earth Movements Everywhere JOIN Autopoietic UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights

For the past 20 months I have participated in a Linked IN Systems Thinking World (STW) group conversation being lead by Helene Finidori regarding UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declaration for revolutionary action.  Our group in a manner of dignified appreciative…

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Added by Mushin on October 3, 2012 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Hi I'm Brian Shumsky~Occupy Philly

Since 1st observing the Occupy movement last Oct,2011 & participating in the Occupy movement on june29th-the5th of July I started my own movement in my city called Northeast Philadelphia Movement towards change.

My goal is to have everyone take more responsibility for their communities than just complaining.  Since June1,2012. I've order flyers to hand out in my community of Philadelphia. I also bought to Trash cans have out on the street so people walking by can use them  to…

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Added by Brian E Shumsky on September 28, 2012 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

How to Get Money Out of Politics!

Getting money out of politics really starts at the grass roots level. We have to make our congresspeople accountable for their actions.

There is a three step process for getting money out of politics in your congressional district:

1. Watch this video that shows what to do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bRsXWsmRpE

2.…

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Added by Judy Frankel on September 26, 2012 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Abraham gets REAL about Reality

This is good . . .…

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Added by Deborah Hart Yemm on September 20, 2012 at 8:11pm — 3 Comments

A Confusion of Priorities

Actions can be confusing sometimes. We live with so many concepts, things like: charity, prayer, mercy, discipline, wellness...but what do any of these things really mean? How can we live these concepts in our day to day lives? We obviously have to bear in mind that certain values are more appropriately manifested in particular times and ways than in other times and ways. For example, you see someone on the street, dressed in a business suit, rushing around. You don't know anything about…

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Added by Shikha on September 20, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

"47% er's RESURRECT ALL DEAD BEATS"

"47% er's RESURRECT DEAD BEATS"

"Not Afraid" Eminem 361,849,603 hits "Breaking Out of This Cage Putting My Life Back Together" 

2012 “Ethical Reconciliation of American Truth and Realities!”

Recent events in this election cycle is an interesting reflection to observe, here's Mushin's:

  • Mitt"s…
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Added by Mushin on September 20, 2012 at 4:26pm — No Comments

"Happy Birthday Occupy Wall Street ... thoughts on Year One"

Fifteen years ago, I ran across a book, "100 Most Influential People in History," during one of my dalliances to my local Marin County bookstore. "Influential People" was one man's assessment on exactly that. But how he determined his rankings was the interesting part. They weren't always the reasons you would think. But after thinking about it, they made complete sense. For example:

George Washington was ranked in the top 40 of all time. Understandable. But the reason why…

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Added by Clay Forsberg on September 20, 2012 at 1:42pm — No Comments

What do we do next?  The question for revolutionaries in North America is to figure out how to activate the anaesthetized. But why are we anaesthetized? There is a realization, at least to some exten…

What do we do next?  The question for revolutionaries in North America is to figure out how to activate the anaesthetized. But why are we anaesthetized?

There is a realization, at least to some extent, that we are the ones responsible for the global ills; the reification of individualism and the exporting of capitalism and ‘democracy’, yet the vast majority of people are too ‘comfortable’ to do anything more than nod their head when presented with the…

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Added by Suresh Fernando on September 19, 2012 at 12:53am — 5 Comments

My Cat Has Cosmic Consciousness Part III or IV: She Partakes of Samsara by Playing with String

Of course, it is not that my cat merely sits all day and all night in a deep deep state of self fulfilling bliss. She eats, she runs around, and together, we play with string. When we begin to play, she is often uncertain; does she want to step into this cycle, does she not? She begins to bat, and eventually to catch the string, then repeatedly. Maybe she feels rewarded for this, as she lifts her head to my hand, string under her paw.

It is not that she doesn't 'enjoy'. Enjoyment must…

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Added by Shikha on September 16, 2012 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Part 2: The Anti-Space Race Phenomenon

From what I understand, the space race was about whether the U.S. or the U.S.S.R was the most disciplined, if discipline meant creating durable vessels for humans to go somewhere other than the planet which sustains life. So basically we flew up into space, and planted our flag. I think we won, but I might be mistaken. Anyways, there is no U.S.S.R anymore so we either won, or definitely lost, depending on whether or not it is good to remain, which seemed to be a question in the space race:…

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Added by Shikha on September 12, 2012 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

"Personhood" versus "Supreme Court Petition Obama

SIGN PETITION and Twitter it!

Obama talk about Citizens United in his big speech? He will if we pressure him http://unpac.org/amend/

My post today!

Personhood is a fundamental conversation in this…

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Added by Mushin on September 6, 2012 at 11:53am — 1 Comment

The New Pony Story, Part I: Humility and Majesty, The Batfish and The Zonkey

Hello friends. Welcome to the New Pony Story.

Let's look at some animals, and think about them a little bit, in relation to our present circumstances. There are quite a few questions here.

This is a batfish. It freely floats around the ocean, basically whenever it wants to. Nobody wants to capture it, because it is so astoundingly ugly. It is…

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Added by Shikha on September 2, 2012 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Fonzious, The Impermanence Lion

This is a story about a lion. Well, in truth the story hasn't begun yet, and as of right now, I have no story in mind. Let us see where this goes.

The nature of fleeting things is similar to our perception of light. There is some confusion about 'can one truly attain satisfaction from the world of impermanence.' The answer, contrary to a lot of verbiage, is obviously 'yes'. With a certain understanding of fulfillment and moderation, one can easily attain satisfaction, if one knows…

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Added by Shikha on August 30, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Initiating the World Prayer: From Everlasting to Everlasting

Bismillahir Rahamanim Rahim- In the name of God, the most beneficient, the most merciful

Can you look this badger in the eyes?

This photograph must be included for several reasons, among them indeed in order that you may look into its innocent, playful eyes. It is not that I am trying to be a ridiculous person or make some kind of joke, here. The world is already filled with enough absurdity to last for eons of funny jokes. It is to…

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Added by Shikha on August 27, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Occupy: From Disruptive to Productive

As a local Occupy organizer I am focused on the evolution of Occupy. Our local Occupy group is a progressive and spiritually conscious group made of mostly of Unitarian Universalists and Unity members along with a healthy representation from the local ACLU and a local women's organizations. We are not so much into “occupying” as much as collaborating and co-creating. It seems dissent raises…

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Added by Steven D. Imhof on August 21, 2012 at 1:58pm — 3 Comments

Part 2: A Limit to Suffering: The Relentless Persecution of the Rainbow Butterfly Pony.

19 Arise, cry out at night,

At the beginning of the watches;

Pour out your heart like water before the face of the Lord.

Lift your hands toward Him

For the life of your young children

Who faint from hunger at the end of every street

- Lamentations, 2:19

 

Most of us have heard the tranformation metaphor. The caterpillar spins his delicate house of isolation, where he endures the pain…

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Added by Shikha on August 21, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

My Cat Has Cosmic Consciousness, Part I: A New Look At Wellness and Responsibility

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Added by Shikha on August 18, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Tears

It's funny to think that our tears can be occupied. Like there is some divine presence on the inside of our tears. I remember one time Rabbi Gafni said that God cries on the inside not on the outside [of His face, presumably] because if one single one of God's tears fell and touched the Earth, the whole world would become destroyed because God's pain is infinite.

I thought it was beautiful, to think that.

Why is there such a deep deep depth to pain and sorrow? There is…

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Added by Shikha on August 9, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Why Nonviolence is Not an Effective Response to the Police in the US

The article I'm reposting below was written by S. Brian Willson, author of Blood on the Tracks, an internationally respected peace activist who is totally committed to nonviolence. I agree with Brian's conclusions. Rather than making demands on the system or trying to work within it, we need to develop nonviolent revolutionary strategies of the sort he suggests and that many here on Occupy Cafe are dedicated to.

Link to source:…

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Added by Mark E. Smith on August 4, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

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