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Quote: "Love speaks for Romance, Love speaks more for Compassion." Poem excerpt & art: "Soldier’s Engagement Ring"

Soldier’s Engagement Ring, poem from the book ‘Love’s Footsteps ~ dedicated to a Bridge for Wisdom to Walk on’ by LuCxeed

Soldier’s Engagement Ring
by LuCxeed

I’ll be gone to the battlefield
Don’t cry, my darling
Just return to me our engagement ring

I’ll be gone to the battlefield
Don’t wait for me long, my darling
Just hand me our engagement ring

Remember me yet you’re free
I’ll ever hold the pair of rings
To my heart as I’m holding you now, my darling

I’ll be gone to the battlefield
Don’t cry. Don’t cry, my darling
Just return to me our engagement ring

From pages 53 & 54 of the book: Love’s Footsteps ~ dedicated to a Bridge for Wisdom to Walk on

Full-body scanner cannot replace diplomacy but imposes indecency on billions. Law says indecent exposure is crime, doesn't it?

nude scanners: full body scanners that President Obama last night authorized to be rolled out in airports across the country at a cost of over $1 billion dollars not only produce detailed pictures of your genitals, but once inverted some of those images also display your naked body in full living color

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infowars.com: Friday, January 8, 2010 - The full body scanners that President Obama last night authorized to be rolled out in airports across the country at a cost of over $1 billion dollars not only produce detailed pictures of your genitals, but once inverted some of those images also display your naked body in full living color. Airport screeners will have access to huge high definition images that, once inverted, will allow them to see every minute detail of your body. TV viewers have been misled by blurring of faces and genitals of people in the images. When it comes to the real thing, your sexual organs and those of your children will be on full display to officials sat alone in back rooms, and with a simple inversion trick, your daughter’s naked body in full living high definition color will be there to be enjoyed by screeners.  read more »

Copenhagen. Protest & climate call... "We're heading toward catastrophic consequences that'll be irreversible," Kofi Annan

Right: Kofi Atta Annan, the 7th Secretary-General of United Nations from 1997 to 2007, and the UN were co-recipients of 2001 Nobel Peace Prize; Left: Overflowing dam in Dindi, India, Oct. 1, 2009. Torrential rains destroyed hundreds of homes and caused heavy flooding, forcing thousands to flee to higher ground. The late monsoon flooding also damaged roads and inundated rice crops over an area of nearly 120 square miles.

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Unless we take steps to arrest climate change, we are heading toward catastrophic consequences that will be irreversible. With changing rain patterns, we have a serious problem of food production. Diseases are moving faster and farther. How do we get governments to act cooperatively in the common interest? We saw a bit of that during the financial crisis. Now that some people are rushing ahead and saying we are out of the crisis, we are falling back on the old habits of protecting our national interests.

in the United Kingdom capital London, 20,000 people took to the streets calling for climate action  read more »

Call to withdraw fr "futile & counter-productive war" as former USSR President Gorbachev ended Afghan war in 1988

Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, one of the leading statesmen of our time, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990

BNP leader Nick Griffin: "We want to present a moral choice between those parties supporting a futile and counter-productive war and one that says we should be out of there immediately."
Former USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev: "I believe that there is no prospect of a military solution. What we need is the reconciliation of Afghan society."
US Senate candidate Alan Khazei: "We've lost our way, strayed from our mission", "This isn't in our interest as a nation, and it's not fair to our troops."
Gordon Brown hopes to fix Afghan pullout date.

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Left: Alan Khazei; Center: BNP leader Nick Griffin MEP; Right: Gordon Brown delivers the traditional prime minister's foreign policy speech at the lord mayor's banquet in the City of London

calling for immediate withdrawal from Afghanistan, from a futile and counter-productive war

British National Party leader and parliamentary candidate, Nick Griffin -  read more »

Canada to withdraw troops fr Afghanistan. Photographer's Personal Journey thru War: 'hell on earth' 'waiting' 'strays' 'grave'

A helicopter medic waits in his ready hut in Baghdad for a call to action. His girlfriend had sent him the teddy bear for good luck. He had another one hanging next to his carbine on the chopper.

Hell on Earth. No matter what war may mean to the soldiers, civilians and politicians are caught up in its fury.

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A Photographer's Personal Journey Through War
Like many of his contemporaries, American Peter van Agtmael felt compelled to cover the U.S. war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. "I wish these pictures could convey more of what I experienced," van Agtmael writes. "They are harsh, despite the fact that I have great affection for many of the soldiers that I met as an embedded photographer. There is much that is left out, but I see no reason to romanticize war any more than it has been and always will be. If I found any truth in war, I found that in the end everyone has their own truth."

bodies of Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan head home  read more »

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