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Bob C.

"Live, laugh, love, and learn."

Niles, MI, USA
male
married, 4 children
Joined Sep 12, 2008
What I Want to Do: Live, laugh, love


 
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Joined Sep 12, 2008 Activist Aspirations Casual 
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Groups Addressing Global Warming, Amnesty International, Animal Information, Domestic Economic Abuse (D.E.A.), Eco Earth. ONE WORLD., Friends From The Heart, Hot Debates & Shocking News, Leonard Peltier is a political prisoner, NAACP, ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest, PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Petitions & News Place, Slavery Today
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Birthday Oct 06  
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About Me My wife's best friend.
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Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Very Liberal
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Eating Habits Omnivore with vegetarian tendencies  
Wild Fact About Me Born in Miami, FL, but have spent 98% of my life in the Great Lakes Basin. I love America's big freshwater inland seas.
My Philosophy Earth is a school for souls. Most of us need many lessons (lifetimes) before we 'graduate' to higher planes of existence. It's all about choice and the consequences of choice and learning to see through the illusion of duality, learning who and what we really are. The Tao that can be named is not the true Tao, but she or he who names It is nonetheless part of it.
What Gives Me Hope The Sun keeps coming up every day. Despite sometimes-frequent setbacks, most people keep looking for something better. Spring returns, new lambs are born, and life renews itself. This happens despite wars and famines and death. The human spirit persists.

And now, of course, we Americans have chosen hope over fear by electing Barack Obama.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Do my best to separate health care from the profit motive. Every health care worker deserves a decent salary, but nobody should be making a profit from the suffering of others. Excellent health care should be considered everyone's right, not a privilege to be enjoyed only by the well-off and not a commodity to be bought and sold in the marketplace.
What/who changed my life and why One of my favorite fables is "Fahrenheit 451" (both Ray Bradbury's book AND the 1967 film) because it embodies the twin currents of despair and hope that characterize our times.

Julie Christie brilliantly plays two contrasting roles in the film -- the shallow, vacuous wife of Montag and the intelligent school teacher who helps Montag find the Book People.

The society portrayed in "Fahrenheit 451" has been turned upside-down by a totalitarian government which has banned the written word and whose fire departments start fires in order to burn books rather than putting-out fires. The story's Book People spontaneously resist, hiding books first within their homes and ultimately within their minds. Their love of literature and learning conquers their fear of repression and death.

The fireman Montag, growing-up in the stifling atmosphere of the regime and helping it burn books, finds that his human curiosity and thirst for learning are stronger than the ignorance, fear, and apathy that surround him. He has a good life by most people's standards, but he is looking for something better. Not just bigger, stronger, faster, flashier, or more luxurious -- but something fundamentally better.

This is a fable for our time. The United States of today resembles Montag's society in too many ways. Our government is run mostly by lackeys of the corporate power elite. There has been a deliberate dumbing-down of our mass media by their corporate owners. Television news, once operated as a public service and full of journalistic integrity, is now just a branch of the entertainment industry. Television reporting has become increasingly superficial and slanted, thoughtful analysis increasingly rare. We are told what to think by bloviating blowhards from Rush Limbaugh to Glenn Beck. Critical thinking is becoming rarer while the feel-good faith promoted by mega-churches and their huckster pastors attracts more followers.

But there is also a backlash. Many people are waking up, saying, "Wait a minute. Is this really the world in which we want to live?" These people are today's Book People -- curious and hungry for learning, not satisfied with the aphorisms spoon-fed to us by our corporate government and media.

I'm with the Book People.
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Quotation "This we know: The earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself." -- Chief Seattle
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    Oct 14, 2014 10:00 PM

    Dot A. (133)

    Happy Belated Oct 6th Birthday, Bob!
    Thanks so much for being a great friend!
    Flower Graphics
    garden of eden within the heart mind body & soul


    Sep 9, 2014 4:00 PM

    Olga L. (165)
            Wishing you a beautiful day!

    Jul 10, 2014 3:22 PM

    Dot A. (133)

    juz lion around - thinkin 'bout you~
    Hope all is well, Bob.
     
    May 30, 2014 10:43 PM

    Dot A. (133)

    HAPPY FRIDAY - WEEKEND - ANYDAY!
    BOB!!!
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    care2love, Dot


    Apr 29, 2014 11:42 PM

    Dot A. (133)

    Thank You, Bob for you friendship, - here's a flowering star for your page, and a happy "hello" as well, Dot Embedded image permalink


    Feb 14, 2014 11:43 PM

    Olga L. (165)
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                           HAPPY VALENTINE´S DAY!

    Feb 7, 2014 8:01 PM

    Dot A. (133)





    Hi Bob, - luvNhugs, dot

    Oct 7, 2013 5:14 PM

    Dot A. (133)

    all year, - to you, BOB!!!
    May it be always a blessing, love&care2, dot

    Oct 6, 2013 11:26 AM

    John H. (362)
    Birthday Cards | Happy Birthday
    Sep 30, 2013 3:14 AM

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    Sep 30, 2013 1:31 AM

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    Happy Birthday Scraps, Happy Birthday Graphics for Orkut, Myspace
    Sep 24, 2013 3:26 PM

    Dot A. (133)

    Thanks Bob!
    Hope all is well.  Here's a google image
    of a new and could be interesting
    series.  Blacklist  
    James Spader's a great character
    actor; and here he's the bad guy
    transforming himself into the good guy.
    - All of us are transforming. -

    Nice to hear from you, and thanks so
    much for the encouraging green star!

    Blessings, Love&Care2, Dot


    Aug 28, 2013 7:05 PM

    Dot A. (133)
    Hi Bob!


    Dreams are meant to fly!
    May yours be beautiful
    always, Happy Labor Day Weekend!
    Care&love2, Dot


    Aug 23, 2013 7:27 PM

    Dot A. (133)
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    happy weekend wishes

    Aug 21, 2013 10:23 PM

    Dot A. (133)

    can't post on groups,
    but hope to get over

    Camel Day, or as they used to say;
    Wednesday,  ,  Have a good One!
    Bob C., see you ASAP on Care2,
    love&laughter, dot
    Thanks for Caring, too!!!


    Jun 14, 2013 4:28 PM

    Dot A. (133)
    June 16th, 2013
    Happy Father's Day
    Thinking of you,
    Bob ~











    Mar 27, 2013 7:52 PM

    Dot A. (133)
    Spring has sprung
    the earth is green
    isn't this the cutest
    lion
    you've ever seen~

    and if this isn't true
    may your day be sweet
    and filled with baby chicks
    all around your feet.  -dot
     

    Jan 30, 2013 4:34 PM

    Dot A. (133)

    Here's a quick link to our Positives:

    1 hrs ago (27 replies) 
    Hi BOB C.  - Please feel more than Welcome to add some POSITIVE to our Group.  As you already know, I am unable to post but can read those interesting words and most special visual images that you contribute. Thank you in advance if you can do this!  no worries, be happy - with love2care, dot alexander
    [hopefully you can click on the ABOVE 'time to be POSITIVE* from this comment]

    Jan 14, 2013 11:05 PM

    Dot A. (133)
    Hi Bob, I miss you on the Care2Spirituality page~ My Friend, -  The good mind is like a brillant star in the night - it finds us in the darkest hour and brings our thoughts to what is beautiful and full of life.  May the star of light guide you -> each day and always, Thank you for being my Friend,  love2care4U,    
    from Dot A

    YEMAYA
    Jan 11, 2013 8:44 PM

    Dot A. (133)
    Sending you a daisy with Good Luck perched upon a petal.  - with fond thoughts of You, My Friend -  love2Care, dot a

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