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Michelle L.

"To end the stigma around mental illness."

Elk Grove Village, IL, USA
Speaks: German, Sign Language (American), Spanish
Joined May 25, 2006
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Just a few thoughts about the current US administration and it's ideas..... this guy kind of represents my idea of the Bush administration's intellect.....


"The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores

the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe in blood for centuries."


- James Madison, 4th President of the United States

War doesn't determine who is right,
War determines who is left!

"The overarching principle of fundamental justice that applies here is this: before the state can detain people for significant periods of time, it must accord them a fair judicial process."
CHIEF JUSTICE BEVERLEY McLACHLIN, of Canada, in a ruling striking down a law that allowed the indefinite detention of terrorism suspects.

-- NY Times Quote of the Day Saturday February 24, 2007

Seems Canada got it right, but the US government doesn't quite understand what our "civil rights" are all about!

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Hometown Pittsfield, MA 
Birthday Nov 28  
Languages German, Sign Language (American), Spanish  
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Pets 2 Cats, Kira -- 2 yrs old 5/8/06, Othello -- 2yrs old 11/1/06  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Religions raised roman catholic --, 12 years of catholic schools, -- 20 years of therapy, believe in a higher power/energy/source, celtic, earth religions, Exploring Wicca / Witchcraft  
Eating Habits healthy costs much more, would like to eat healthy, love potatoes, pasta, rice...., lobster, crab, shrimp, love seafood, diet cherry vanilla dr. pepper, diet coke, chocolate ice cream  
Wild Fact About Me As an Air Force brat, I lived in 7 houses in three states (Massachusetts, Louisiana, and Wyoming, then back to Massachusetts) all by the time I turned six years old in the first grade!!
My Philosophy
What Gives Me Hope Seeing young children who do not hold the biases and prejudices of the adults in their world. It is too bad that adults are not forced to learn from the children -- kids don't see color, religion, ethnicity, etc -- until adults point it out to them. If kids ran the world, things would be so much better!!
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Provide total health care to everyone regardless of their ability to pay and regardless of pre-existing conditions. In addition, mental illnesses would be covered the same way that physical illnesses are covered, and catastrophic care would also be available. No one would have to worry about whether or not they can afford to buy food or their medicines...universal health care for everyone would be a given.
What/who changed my life and why
What Bugs Me abuse -- all types, hypocrits, bad grammar -- especially "irregardless", intolerance, prejudice  
What Scares Me  
Role Models anyone who suffers prejudice or, discrimination because of sex race, religion or, ethnicity, sexual orientation, Michael Collins - Irish Activist 1920s, Jimmy Carter  
Quotation "Do not think the knowledge you presently possess is changless, absolute truth. Avoid being narrow minded and bound to present views. Learn and practice nonattachment from views in order to be open to receive others' viewpoints."
--thich nhat hanh
Books "The Book of Kells", "Charlotte's Web" - E.B. White, , "Out of Africa" - Isak Dinesen, "Angela's Ashes" - Frank McCourt, "DaVinci Code" - Dan Brown  
Music especially tchiakovsky, also love classical --, my tastes are eclectic, Peter Paul and Mary, '60s and 70s folk with a message, Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith, The Soundtrack from Evita, anything Celtic  
Movies Reds, Sound of Music, Out of Africa, The Lion King, Brokeback Mountain, Polar Express, Evita  
TV Shows West Wing, law and order SVU, Law and Order, Cold Case, CSI, Without a Trace, Veronica Mars, 24, Charmed  
Favorite Foods crab, Lobster, Deviled Eggs, Spaghetti, Kix Cereal, Chocolate Ice Cream, Cotton Candy  
Favorite Places Alaska, Berlin Germany, Ireland, Connemara Ireland, Ocean City Maryland, Cornell University, Boulder Colorado  
Can't Live Without peace and tolerance between people, My 2 fur babies -- cats, Friends, Music, Books, Computer  
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