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Ted G.

"Change Me to We in the American Psyche"

Hadley, MA, USA
male, age 41
divorced
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Joined Dec 11, 2005
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I was a soldier once, then  I saw war.  I am now a fighter for Peace.  This battle will not be fought with guns and bombs, but with information, words, and deeds.  It will be fought in the hearts and minds of man; in every city of every state of every country in the world; in every school, town hall, office, dining room, and den.  We, the people, will counteract the propoganda machines of those who value corporate earnings more than human lives.  They cannot exist without us, but we can exist without them!!!


Naturally the common people don't want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.  
        
                                         --Hermann Goering


It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labours of peace.  

                                         --Andre Gide



Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory. It can no longer serve to settle disputes. It can no longer be of concern to great powers alone. For a nuclear disaster, spread by winds and waters and fear, could well engulf the great and the small, the rich and the poor, the committed and the uncommitted alike. Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind.
 
                                         --John F. Kennedy


More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginnings of all wars.

                                        --Franklin D. Roosevelt


Permanent good can never be the outcome of untruth and violence.

                                        
--Mohandas Ghandi


A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is 
the opposite of peace.

                                        --Gersonides


The problems that exist in the world today  cannot be solved by  the level of thinking  that created them. 

                                        --Albert Einstein


Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.

                              --
Ralph Waldo Emerson
                                 
 
  
  

 
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Joined Dec 11, 2005 Activist Aspirations Rabid 
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Groups 9/11 CONSPIRACY ! ! !, ADVICE, COMEBACKS, AND VERBAL TACTICS FOR LIBERALS!, Abolish DU Save Iraqi Children, Aftermath of War, BOYCOTTS R US, Concerned Citizens Against Genocide, Elephant Lovers, Ethnobotany, Get The Word Out and Act, Human Rights Network, International Alliance of Human Rights Advocates, Make A Difference - Smile..., POW-MIA Adoptions, Pan Paniscus more »
Hometown Hadley, MA 
Homepage http://www.myspace.com/global_impact  
Birthday Sept 20, 1973  
Languages English  
About Me I am an educated professional who is environmentally conscious and globally aware. I am a moderate who avoids extremes, yet champions many causes that are socially important. I value the responsible management of resources, especially human resources. How we take care of each other directly affects how we take care of our environment, and vice-versa. I feel that we are perhaps the most important resource of all from the standpoint that we can conserve or destroy all other resources. It is the disease of greed that poses the greatest threat to the world as we know it. I hope to see the day when our society, the human race, can move beyond the Neanderthal phylosophical mindset that personal gain and survival takes priority over concern for our fellow man. When we all have compassion and share a concern for each other, we will work together to sustain our natural resources for the benefit of all.
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Activist Aspirations Rabid
Political Leaning Liberal
Religions Spiritualist  
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My Philosophy Regardless of religious affiliation, there is always room for the Golden Rule. If we treat others with compassion, dignity, and respect, we can make the world a better place for all.
What Gives Me Hope The thought that everyone has the capacity for compassion.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
What/who changed my life and why Experiencing first-hand the policies of our government through a military deployment to Afghanistan changed my life forever. I have since made the transition from nationalist to patriotic social/peace activist.
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Role Models Franklin D. Roosevelt  
Quotation It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from the government. - Thomas Paine
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Music I enjoy a variety of music except countr, hip-hop/rap, pop, thrash metal  
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Favorite Foods I enjoy most any food without curry  
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Can't Live Without I can't live without compassion, communication, friends, music, a purpose/sense of accomplishment  
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    Sep 16, 2008 10:14 PM

    Rebecca W. (1160)
     
    TED
    Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time. ~Jean Paul Richter~
    May your birthday take flight and bring you much laughter,
    and fill your memories with mirth from now to hereafter! ~Becca~

    Sep 8, 2008 4:49 PM

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    Jun 14, 2008 10:10 AM

    Sheldon J. (4067)

    Please sign this very important Petition concerning Gross Human Rights Abuse in America!

    Here is the link to my petition - (Visit my page & share with others)

    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/petition/293806954

    - Sheldon


    Nov 20, 2007 10:00 AM

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    Sep 20, 2007 9:06 AM

    Ivy S. (2169)
    My dear friend, may your special day be as special as you are and may it be the most memorable one ever. Cheers!
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    Love & hugs - Ivy

    Sep 17, 2007 7:40 PM

    Rebecca W. (1160)
     TED,
    May all your wishes and dreams
    come true!!
    And as you celebrate
    the day of your birth, may peace
    and beauty fill the Earth!!!
    Warm blessings and joy...
    Becca  

    Sep 17, 2007 2:46 PM

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    HAVE A HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    Sep 16, 2007 2:57 PM

    V A. (28)

    Hope your year is filled with joy, laughter, friends and peace. May you have a wonderful Birthday! Brightest Birthday Blessings to you!


    Sep 14, 2007 2:14 AM

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    Have a great Birthday Ted
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    Happy Easter, Ted...

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    Just for fun...


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    Happy Sunday
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    So cute, isn´t he?
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    FUN FOR YOU...........
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