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Vince Faini

"I Am Vincent D. Faini I Am A Man On A Mission Seeking Redemption For the Sins I Have Committed & To See The Fruition of My Dreams Come True MY MISSI"

College Crest, OR, USA
male, age 62
Speaks: English, Learning Italian Spanish
Joined Jan 31, 2008

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Groups (AGR) A Green Road, Amnesty International, Defenders of Wildlife, Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Electing Pro-Wildlife Leaders, Dog Lovers, Earth Day, Elephant Lovers, GLBT Rights Global, Greenpeace, Habitat for Humanity, Healthy Cooking, Healthy Living Network,, Jane Goodall Institute: Race for the Primates more »
Hometown Philadelphia 
Birthday Sept 30, 1955  
Languages English, Learning Italian Spanish  
About Me More About Me:
I am a middle aged man.
I am retired from the Federal Government after putting in 28 Years time into both the U.S. Marines and the Postal Service. In between stints of government work I have been homeless or I worked at various private sector jobs.
During my time in the Marines and the Postal Service I also pursued other entrepreneurial enterprises.
I was pressured into forced early retirement because of a combination of factors.
The Facility I had worked at broke some serious civil laws (In my opinion some nasty criminal ones as well), and as a result a few of my coworkers and friends died prematurely and other coworkers were forced out of work and had suffered great economic stressors.
The are other events that have happen and are still happening in this Federal agency as well as others that is putting the American public at great potential risk.
This incident as well as others have influenced to my decision to take a more active role in releasing information that will help regular citizens and government workers to best protect themselves.
On a lighter note – I will endeavor to have some fun with all of these as I meet like-minded and dynamic people.
I am planning to walk across the United States to raise money for charities... specifically for our troops coming back from Iraq.
I will be starting at Brookings, Oregon and then walk north and then walk across our country.
I am hoping that people will join me and walk with me and participate in other activities with me.
At the end of the month two friends of mine and I will be starting a book signing tour in Brookings and we hope to meet many people from my space, as I travel
There are going to be a few documentary filmmakers coming along to witness what I will be doing along with the people that join us.
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Pets All Animals  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning
Religions Agnostic  
Eating Habits All kind of food  
Wild Fact About Me I believe that I have enjoyed and a few times been terrified by mystical events. I am not comfortable with the term spiritual, though I often use the term. This word is too subjective to my taste and means so many vague things to so many people and none of which can be conclusively or even remotely proved.
The events that I have experienced I believe are neurological events that may be mere hyper-imaginings in our conscious state of awareness or in a type of dream-state or an actual time-space transcendence of various levels of our consciousness and hopefully science will one day be able to prove that some humans have an ACTUAL power to move our mind beyond simple imaginings or wishful fantasies.
Regardless, some of these events do seem to impart some people with a higher and measurable level of physical and mental functioning and at the very least a feeling of well-being.
All of this is okay – so long as these incidents do not dominate your life or at the very least diminish a person’s capacity or desire to do all the rational things that life requires of us.
I want to weep whenever I meet a person who uses a few such mystical experiences or worse yet a belief that such experience may exists to throw away what they need to be doing in this temporal realm.
Too many people use the call of mysticism to avoid life and personal accountability.
My Philosophy Although I have on occasion enjoyed a seemingly mystical events… I lean heavily toward Rational thought and Objectivity
I have studied much of various philosophies and many of them, even the mystical ones I enjoy and I can see that under certain circumstances that some of these may have benefit.
I have during my life observed is that most human beings are irrational in many of their values and actions; in fact most people, (me included) at some point in their life – if not their entire life – have conflicting values, thoughts and beliefs. This causes them to act in inconsistent fashion which in turn causes them much suffering and the people within their sphere of influence. I have learned that it is up to us as individuals to repair and resolve these conflicts.
I believe that only our objective, rational part of our intellect is our best tool to achieve this necessary end. I do not believe that a person should live their life based solely or mostly on mystical beliefs or imaginings or whims or wishes or religious dogmas.
The Objective rational mind should always reign sovereign over mystical beliefs or even mystical experiences. Though I do believe that mystical experiences and that these beliefs can be entertained or even enjoyed, they should not take precedence to rational strategies when dealing with one’s own life, i.e. they should not encourage a person to sacrifice their first born because God or an angel told them to do so, or to go on a Jihad because you think Allah came to you in a dream and promised you seventy-two virgins or quit your job, sell all your worldly possessions, drag your family with a group of other dubious people to gather at a mountain top and hope for the ‘Mother Ship’ to take you to another planet or dimension.
All this is fun to ENTERTAIN however.
What Gives Me Hope The internet along with the affordable unlimited wireless multimedia communication that is available to most of us on this planet. If we can couple this with enough intelligent and rational people to communicate and organize locally as well as globally in unison insofar as voting, and influencing our politicians and corporate leaders then we have a chance at reversing some of the many negative tipping points that is facing our planet and our species today… or at the very least to survive the disasters that may prove to be inevitable.
It would help if we could get all of the people who spend their time obsessively for untold hours gaming to put the same energy, time and intelligence towards solving real world problems instead of virtual world problems.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by If I were Emperor, I’d make the world a better place by:
I would legalize drugs and mandate that addicts do the drugs in the privacy of their homes. I would build a sin city outside of regular city limits for non-working dysfunctional addicts to live. I would provide for them just basic shelter and food and insure that they are safe and secure and provide for them all the drugs they want.
I would make a law that only people with a certain level of emotional, intellectual and fiscal capacity can have children.
I would revamp the prison system by not allowing people to congregate in a open prison population. I would instead put each person in a clean solitary cell with no contact to any other prisoner. I would insure that they were provided with adequate food, hygiene, exercise and books and vocational training through controlled computer access.
I would set up programs – not funded by tax dollars, but by concern citizens to teach and encourage all citizens to learn about personal accountability and strive for maximum vocational, financial and all forms of competence.
I would revamp the welfare system. I would require that people collecting welfare should not be allowed to have anymore children until they attain a specific level of competence in the various areas that is necessary for all people to have. Also, I would require them to work to add value back to the system that is helping them through tough times.
I believe it is immoral and treacherous of people to expect other to take care of them without offering something of value in return.
I think it is immoral to take care of people and enabling them to stay helpless and I believe that anyone person or organization who commits this crime is engaging in the evils of patronizing and condescension
What/who changed my life and why What/who changed my Life and why:
➢ During my childhood - my observations of the irrational and petty behavior from adults and relatives.
➢ My parents divorce.
➢ Starving as a kid.
➢ My military experience for both good and bad.
➢ Experiencing homelessness, hunger and despair.
➢ My unfortunate lawsuit against the Postal Service.
➢ My disappointment with my Union for showing their willingness to willfully impotent.
➢ My observations that some people, friends and families choose not to be organized and stand up for each other in ways that counts – and suffer the consequences.
➢ My observations that some people, friends and families do choose to be organized and stand up for each other in ways that counts – and they reap the benefits.
➢ Besides my Mother being a key role model, two friends have had the most positive influence. Their influence has been painful at times… but overall positive.
➢ One of my best friends Phoenix and the person I have nicked named Neo.
➢ Brent Fletcher has been a nice source of encouragement and the example that a friend Don Watson has shown me. My friend Tom Jennings that has passed away has shown me first hand what a living example of courage and sacrifice is – despite suffering from a few flaws that most humans seem to possess.
➢ My friends Debbie Pansire, Paul Harcelrode, Jon Aberant, John Delaney, Jon and Chris Lynch and too many others to name have been supportive.
What Bugs Me Complainers and whiners, fatalism, Any one that would hurt a child, abusive people  
Inspirations Visionaries and geniuses  
What Scares Me Ignorance and evil, religious fanatics, Religious Extremism, War - Cruelty - Greed - Indifference, Is how cruel the people of the world are, global warming, apathy, abusers  
Role Models  
Books Dr. John C. Lilly books, M.Scott Peck M.D. Books, Dr. Rupert Sheldrake books, Stansilave Grof books, Joseph Chilton Pearce%u2019s books, Dan Milman books, Issac Asimov books, Ayn Rand Books, Phillip Jose Farmer Books, Robert Heinlein Books, James Clavel Books, John  
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Favorite Foods  
Favorite Places  
Can't Live Without integrity, love, solidarity, vision and goals  
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