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My response to the DFA. #syria #assad #chemicalweapons

US military intervention in Syria will damage US reputation and the economy. It is an unwarranted intervention that Congress is not likely to approve, and it will not make Americans safer. Instead it will expose the the country to the same blowback and hostility that we have been seeing for more than 10 years. This is not the right time for the US to police international agreements. Finally, US military intervention is not supported by the American people. This plan should be set aside, for more pressing matters.

Syndicated 2013-08-29 18:09:00 (Updated 2013-08-29 18:09:15) from proclus

I just signed "No War With Syria" and I hope you will too!

Democrats.com

Forwarded by Michael L. Love <proclus@gnu-darwin.org>

I just signed "No War With Syria" and I hope you will too!
http://www.democrats.com/no-syria-war?source=proclus%40gnu-darwin.org

My Personal Note:
Background:


Most Americans oppose a Syria War - and I am one of them.

The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were disastrous, both in human and economic terms. War in Syria is likely to be even worse.

We have no idea who we're fighting for - Al Qaeda?

Moreover we already have a federal budget crisis that is causing devastating cuts to food stamps, Head Start, and other crucial programs. We have absolutely no money for a new Syria War.

A U.S. war is not the solution to Syria's civil war - we need increased diplomacy instead.

As your constituent, I demand that you vote against a Syria War, and block any funds for any military actions that could start such a war.

http://www.democrats.com/no-syria-war?source=proclus%40gnu-darwin.org

As citizens, our collective actions make an enormous difference. I hope you'll join me!

Democrats.com

Forwarded by Michael L. Love <proclus@gnu-darwin.org>

I just signed "No War With Syria" and I hope you will too!
http://www.democrats.com/no-syria-war?source=proclus%40gnu-darwin.org

My Personal Note:
Background:


Most Americans oppose a Syria War - and I am one of them.

The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were disastrous, both in human and economic terms. War in Syria is likely to be even worse.

We have no idea who we're fighting for - Al Qaeda?

Moreover we already have a federal budget crisis that is causing devastating cuts to food stamps, Head Start, and other crucial programs. We have absolutely no money for a new Syria War.

A U.S. war is not the solution to Syria's civil war - we need increased diplomacy instead.

As your constituent, I demand that you vote against a Syria War, and block any funds for any military actions that could start such a war.

http://www.democrats.com/no-syria-war?source=proclus%40gnu-darwin.org

As citizens, our collective actions make an enormous difference. I hope you'll join me!

Syndicated 2013-08-28 19:13:00 (Updated 2013-08-28 19:13:31) from proclus

Free Brad - #manning

The Bradley Manning trial shows again that the concept of US justice is a complete joke.   Bradley Manning has sadly shown us another truth. US justice is a mockery.   We will never forget Bradley Manning. We will never forget the abuse that he received from the US.  These jackals have delivered their disgusting brand of "jurisprudence" to Bradley Manning.  That so-called judge should bend over and kiss Bradley Manning's fanny.  US wipes out 1 million is South Asia, then calls Bradley Manning 'wanton', 'reckless', and 'dangerous'. Sheesh!  Clearly, the lack of moral character does not reside in Bradley Manning.  People look at what the US has done to Bradley Manning and they say, "Never again".  This travesty of justice will not stop what Bradley Manning started. Many have adopted his worldview and motivations.  The US will have one man in prison. Bradley Manning will have billions of supporters.

Syndicated 2013-08-21 15:32:00 (Updated 2013-08-21 15:32:28) from proclus

Tell Congress: Say NO to "NAFTA on steroids"

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been called "NAFTA on steroids" – and for good reason. Negotiated behind closed doors by the governments of a dozen countries (including ours) colluding with corporate interests, this secret "trade" deal would eviscerate regulations that protect consumers, workers, the environment and our financial system. And it would set up a legal regime where corporate profits trump the policy priorities of sovereign governments. The first step in corporate plan to pass the TPP is something called "fast track trade authority." Join me in tell Congress to say NO to fast-track track authority. Click the link below to sign the petition:
 
http://act.credoaction.com/sign/fast_track/?sp_ref=8179433.4.458.e.1877.2&referring_akid=8684.2988458.4u21FM&source=mailto_sp
 

Syndicated 2013-08-19 18:48:00 (Updated 2013-08-19 18:48:21) from proclus

Ban Hydraulic Fracturing on All Public Lands, President Obama

Hi,

I signed a petition to Sally Jewell and President Barack Obama which says:

"I am calling for an immediate ban on oil and gas fracking on all federal lands. The Bureau of Land Management's draft rules for fracking on public lands fail to protect the water we drink, the air we breathe, the climate we depend on, and the land many of us call home. This land is our land and should be managed for the good of the people, not corporate profits for the oil and gas industry.
"

Will you sign this petition? Click here:

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/ban-hydraulic-fracturing-1?source=s.em.cp&r_by=985589

Thanks!
 

Syndicated 2013-08-19 18:14:00 (Updated 2013-08-19 18:14:35) from proclus

The strange things you might see out in the countryside. Clashing combines!

Syndicated 2013-08-06 13:46:00 (Updated 2013-08-06 13:46:32) from proclus

After taking to the hills with my bicycle trailer, I'm still here. It's a great workout. #biking #carfree

Syndicated 2013-08-05 20:58:00 (Updated 2013-08-05 20:58:27) from proclus

I finally decoded the Owings Mills suburb of Baltimore. What a nightmare, but it's done now. #biking #carfree pt. 3

  1. When you click the Google map, choose directions, and click on the bicycle to correct the route. #biking #carfree

  2. Caveat. Avoid Reiserstown road, or ride on the sidewalk. It is the most bicycle hostile commercial strip I've ever been on #biking #carfree

  3. Cut thru the mall parking lot.

  4. One other recommendation is to use the restroom in the library at the Owings Mills Metro stop. #biking #carfree

  5. The routes avoid the bicycle hostile roads of Owings Mills by cutting thru the suburban neighborhoods #biking #carfree #Baltimore #Maryland

  6. Actually, the starting point is the Metro stop. You can easily be in the countryside in a matter of minutes using these routes.

Syndicated 2013-07-30 23:20:00 (Updated 2013-07-30 23:20:20) from proclus

I finally decoded the Owings Mills suburb of Baltimore. What a nightmare, but it's done now. #biking #carfree pt. 2

  1. The routes avoid the bicycle hostile roads of Owings Mills by cutting thru the suburban neighborhoods #biking #carfree #Baltimore #Maryland

  2. Actually, the starting point is the Metro stop. You can easily be in the countryside in a matter of minutes using these routes.

Syndicated 2013-07-30 23:09:00 (Updated 2013-07-30 23:09:22) from proclus

I finally decoded the Owings Mills suburb of Baltimore. What a nightmare, but it's done now. #biking #carfree http://bit.ly/16hYfS7

I finally decoded the Owings Mills suburb of Baltimore. What a nightmare, but it's done now. #biking #carfree http://bit.ly/16hYfS7

 

If you are interested in using the light rail to get out town by bicycle, you might find this useful.

https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Messina+Way&daddr=39.4110481,-76.8097785+to:39.3841354,-76.8287667+to:39.3870771,-76.8196209+to:39.4112082,-76.8152915+to:39.4341878,-76.8255262+to:39.4461367,-76.8370785+to:39.4340717,-76.8196601+to:39.4354919,-76.8097524+to:39.4523631,-76.8208003+to:39.4650602,-76.8428125+to:39.454837,-76.8215061+to:39.4561207,-76.8157466+to:39.454474,-76.8116894+to:39.479676,-76.8292864+to:39.461126,-76.8142489+to:39.4651349,-76.8132509+to:39.45832,-76.754397+to:39.4632401,-76.7477847+to:39.457415,-76.728831+to:Ridge+Rd&hl=en&ll=39.450643,-76.790314&spn=0.077543,0.083942&sll=39.404234,-76.811256&sspn=0.077595,0.083942&geocode=FZJNWQIdCFls-w%3BFWhdWQIdzvlr-ynnfCBe6hfIiTHJnDyXAkyH1w%3BFUf0WAIdoq9r-ykbHE7WpyLIiTHLT4o1_oLsrw%3BFcX_WAIdXNNr-ymXv8ahBhjIiTEFNLp6Lx6oTw%3BFQheWQIdReRr-ynr3evO5xfIiTH0pK0YFaEBCg%3BFcu3WQIdSrxr-yl_vtpL1RfIiTFj4JFHcoDomw%3BFXjmWQIdKo9r-yn_3PZYhT3IiTGwuMYFOSTs6Q%3BFVe3WQIdNNNr-ykBvFxV0xfIiTH7417bgclmXQ%3BFeO8WQId6Plr-ylrR3cSMxbIiTE_LuPnott0eA%3BFcv-WQIdwM5r-ykBOHeEIRbIiTEWla0PbpBJJg%3BFWQwWgIdxHhr-ymnKNUj7z3IiTGvtUqnW7rqoA%3BFXUIWgId_str-yl7MizZIRbIiTEiZkbU7NYwsA%3BFXgNWgIdfuJr-ynnfHI1GBbIiTEq3c0H0jJ4Yw%3BFQoHWgIdV_Jr-ym1xpQ0FhbIiTE79mYLNyrUAg%3BFXxpWgIdmq1r-yn9FxNxAT7IiTGWJ-7MtVoExQ%3BFQYhWgIdWOhr-ynlOoWGGhbIiTEjPtAqOuJCYQ%3BFa4wWgIdPuxr-ylfMeHrDxbIiTFjU_9yf-PZFA%3BFRAWWgIdI9Js-yk7CNXnohbIiTHdewkcMlRrvw%3BFUgpWgId-Ots-yl9r9eSphbIiTEvIGXotQstKA%3BFYcSWgIdATZt-yk5ikqVUxHIiTGFhqQrYeJ0lA%3BFelcWgIddn9t-w&gl=us&dirflg=b&mra=dpe&mrsp=3&sz=13&via=1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19&t=m&lci=bike&z=13

Syndicated 2013-07-30 23:02:00 (Updated 2013-07-30 23:02:34) from proclus

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