Thanksgiving Day?…Is THAT ALL?

As I reflect on this ONE DAY that we’ve become so accustomed to celebrating each year, I begin thinking that if we REALLY start thinking about ALL the things that we can and should be thankful for, we could start mentioning them TODAY continuously every 10 seconds and not be finished with the list before this time NEXT YEAR! 

Live a LIFE of NON-STOP GRATITUDE and see how your life changes for the better!

Peace, Love and Blessings to All

Annie

The end of YouTube ? — incredible response

O.K. Internet Community!  

Let’s sign this Petition to show our support for Internet FREEDOM, and MAKE IT VIRILE!
Peace, Love and Blessings to ALL!

 

Amazing! Almost 500,000 signers from across the globe in just one day — sign below and forward this email to grow our call

Dear friends across the US,


Right now, Congress is debating a law that would give them the power to censor the world’s Internet — creating a blacklist that could target YouTube, WikiLeaks and even Avaaz! Now if we stand with key members of Congress, we can defeat this attempt at global Internet censorship. Click here and help build a national outcry calling for a free and open Internet:

Right now, Congress is debating a law that would give them the power to censor the world’s Internet — creating a blacklist that could target YouTube, WikiLeaks and even groups like Avaaz!

Under the new law, our government could force Internet providers to block any website on suspicion of violating copyright or trademark legislation, or even failing to sufficiently police their users’ activities. And, because so much of the Internet’s hosts and hardware are located here in the US, their blacklist would clamp down on the free web for all of us in America and millions across the world.

We only have days before the vote but we can help stop this — champions in Congress want to preserve free speech and tell us that a global outcry would strengthen their hand. Let’s urgently raise our voices from every corner of America and join Avaaz members across the world to build a massive call urging our decision makersto reject the bill and stop Internet censorship. Click below to sign and then forward as widely as possible — our message will be delivered directly to key members of the US Congress ahead of the crucial vote:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_the_internet_us_a/?cl=1399510393&v=11183

For years, our government has condemned countries like China and Iran for their clampdown on Internet use. But now, the impact of these new censorship laws could be far worse — effectively blocking sites not only in the US but also to every Internet user across the globe.

Last year, a similar Internet censorship bill was killed before reaching the Senate floor, but it’s now back in a different form. Copyright laws already exist and are enforced by courts. But this new law goes much further — granting the government and big corporations enormous powers to force service providers and search engines to block websites based just on allegations of violations — without a trial or being found guilty of any crime!

Free speech advocates have already raised the alarm, and some key Senators are trying to gather enough support to stop this dangerous bill. We have no time to lose. Let’s stand with them to ensure our lawmakers preserve the right to a free and open Internet as an essential way for people in the US and around the world to exchange ideas, share communication and work collectively to build the world we want. Sign below to stop censorship, and save the Internet as we know it:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_the_internet_us_a/?vl

In the past months, from the Arab Spring to the global Occupy Movement, we’ve seen first hand how the Internet can galvanize, unify and change society. Now, if we stand together, we can stop this new attack on Internet freedom. We’ve done it before — in Brazil and Italy, Avaaz members have won major victories in the fight for a free Internet. Let’s mobilize here in the US to defeat the most powerful censorship threat that the Internet has ever seen.

With hope,

Luis, Dalia, Diego, Emma, Ricken, Aaron, Antonia, Benjamin and the rest of the Avaaz team

More information:

Op-Ed: Blacklist Bill allows Feds to remove websites from Internet (Digital Journal)
http://digitaljournal.com/article/313463

Disastrous IP Legislation Is Back – And It’s Worse than Ever (EFF)
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/10/disastrous-ip-legislation-back-%E2%80%93-and-it%E2%80%99s-worse-ever

Silicon Valley legislators oppose online piracy act (SFGate)
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/11/15/BUO81LV0KI.DTL

House Hearing on Stop Online Piracy Act Scheduled (PC World)
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/243659/house_hearing_on_stop_online_piracy_act_scheduled.html

Growing Chorus of Opposition to “Stop Online Piracy Act”
https://www.cdt.org/report/growing-chorus-opposition-stop-online-piracy-act

The stop online piracy act: summary, problems, and implications
https://www.cdt.org/files/pdfs/SOPA%202-pager%20final.pdf

Why Is Justin Bieber So Pissed Off?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/timothy-karr/why-is-justin-bieber-so-p_b_1071055.html

Stop Online Piracy Act
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112hr3261ih/pdf/BILLS-112hr3261ih.pdf

PROTECT IP Act
http://leahy.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/BillText-PROTECTIPAct.pdf

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Do You Want To Go To Heaven?

Over the last few weeks, I’ve thoroughly embraced the teachings of Shumei.  The Founder of the organization, Mokichi Okada, believed that it is possible to create “Heaven on Earth”  through the Divine Light Spiritual Purification procedure, that he called, Jyorei, practicing natural agriculture, and taking the time to create, acknowledge and savor art and other beautiful things in the world, like flowers.  His teachings resonate with my spirit since I formally studied Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, but in my quest for money, have “kicked that aspect of my creativity to the curb”.  I now better understand the Life’s balances necessary to actually make our experience here to become “Heaven on Earth”

Last weekend I was blessed to be in the Bay area on a 4-Day Retreat with Bruce Lipton and Robert Williams, both personally presenting their revolutionary concepts of “The Biology of Perception” and The Psychology of Change”. (If you haven’t already enjoyed one of their videos, you can do so here: http://spirit2000.com/bruceliptonretreat.htm)  One of my friends asked what was the major “take away” that I received from the Retreat, and I told her that they made it VERY CLEAR that each of one of us defines our life on a daily basis, and if we want to change it, then we need to change our Beliefs in our Subconscious Mind.  These Beliefs govern all of our attitudes and behavior, so we should pay close attention to them, and work on changing them, when we discover that they do not support our “Desired Lifestyle”

Robert’s PSYCH-K Procedure gives us simple and easy-to-use tools for making these desired changes, so in short, I came away from that 4-Day Experience feeling like a “Super Woman”, able to effect change throughout the world by enacting positive changes in myself!  And as I practice discovering my true Godly Nature, my Circle of Influence will positively effect others, and join with the Circles of Influence of other “Gods-in-Training”, until eventually, the WORLD is also CHANGED in positive ways!  So, if you want to “Go to Heaven”, then it might help if you “change your Perception” of what you see here on Earth!…i.e. learn to change the “filters” in YOUR EYEGLASSES, until you create “Heaven on Earth” right where YOU live!

Love, Peace and Blessings to ALL!

Annie

training Ground

It’s very satisfying to know that we are here on Earth to learn how to become the God(s) that we truly are!

What have YOU learned on your Journey?

Peace and Love

Annie

Congress has two choices today

I don’t know about you, but I think that it’s a shame the way our country “kick Veterans to the curb”, when they return home!  As far as I’m concerned, they should each have a new car and  house (all paid for) waiting for them as soon as they get off the plane!

Peace and Blessings to ALL!

Annie

2012
Friend —

Today, members of Congress will have two clear options to choose from: do something to create jobs for veterans returning from overseas, or do nothing.

When faced with the same choice for teachers, cops and firefighters recently, a group of senators not only opposed creating and savings jobs — they blocked the proposals from even getting a simple up-or-down vote.

We’ll find out today whether veterans are next.

In times of crisis, people in leadership positions either take action or they pretend there isn’t a crisis at all. But when the timid and the cynical decide to block solutions, they can’t be allowed to do it without consequences.

Help put pressure on Congress to pass the veterans part of the American Jobs Act by telling everyone you know about this vote:

Forward this email to your friends and speak up on Facebook and Twitter.

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A group of senators — including every single Republican — have so far dodged their responsibility to act, even when presented with proposals that they’ve supported in the past and have overwhelming support from ordinary Americans. Some have even openly endorsed a kamikaze political strategy of stopping any Obama proposal even at the expense of American jobs and middle-class security.

As a veteran myself, I know the plain, undeniable fact is that servicemen and women should never return home and find themselves struggling to make ends meet. And even though the economy is creating jobs, the unemployment rate for veterans is still more than 25 percent higher than the national average.

It’s not right. We can do something about it. And we must.

The bill the Senate is voting on today would provide tax credits for companies that hire unemployed and disabled veterans and expand job training for those newly back from war. As we bring all troops home from Iraq, this measure — fully paid for in a way that both parties have backed — will be critical.

President Obama isn’t waiting for Congress to take action. He’s announced three new executive actions that will put veterans back to work through comprehensive career assessment and counseling services.

But President Obama can only do so much himself. Individual members of Congress have to make their choice and do their part.

From the very beginning, this campaign and this movement have fought for a fairer economy for middle-class families. That’s what this vote is all about.

Keep the pressure on Congress by getting the word out about today’s vote. You can do that in three ways:

1. Forward this email to family and friends.

2. Post on Facebook: http://my.barackobama.com/Veterans-FB-Share

3. Tweet: http://my.barackobama.com/Veterans-TW-Share

Thank you for speaking out for our veterans,

Rob

Robert Diamond
Veterans and Military Families for Obama

Paid for by Obama for America

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The Green Thing

This is PRICELESS, and I have ALL of these memories!…not that I’m “old” or anything… 😀

ENJOY!

Peace and Blessings
Annie

The Green Thing

 The cashier told an older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment.

The woman apologized to him and explained, “We didn’t have the green thing back in my day.”

The clerk responded, “That’s our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment.”

He was right — our generation didn’t have the green thing in its day.

Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled. But we didn’t have the green thing back in our day.

We walked up stairs, because we didn’t have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn’t climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks. But she was right. We didn’t have the green thing in our day.

Back then, we washed the baby’s diapers because we didn’t have the throw-away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts — wind and solar power really did dry the clothes. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that old lady is right; we didn’t have the green thing back in our day.

Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house — not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana . In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn’t have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used a wadded up old newspaper to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn’t fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn’t need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. But she’s right; we didn’t have the green thing back then.

We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. But we didn’t have the green thing back then.

Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service. We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn’t need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.

But isn’t it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn’t have the green thing back then?

Please forward this on to another selfish old person who needs a lesson in  conservation from a smartass young person.

Remember: Don’t make old People mad.


We don’t like being old in the first place, so it doesn’t take much to piss us off.