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Brad Miller

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I would like to share this with everyone. It's from Robert Green Ingersoll - 'America's Great Agnostic' - and nicely sums up my own outlook:


My Belief
By Robert G. Ingersoll

"I do not believe that any man can be justly punished or rewarded on account of his belief.

But I do believe in the nobility of human nature; I believe in love and home, and kindness and humanity; I believe in good fellowship and cheerfulness, in making wife and children happy.

I believe in good nature, in giving to others all the rights that you claim for yourself.

I believe in free thought, in reason, observation and experience. I believe in self-reliance and in expressing your honest thought. I have hope for the whole human race. What will happen to one, will, I hope, happen to all, and that, I hope, will be good.

Above all, I believe in Liberty."









Advice from a Tree

Advice from a Tree
By Ilan Shamir



Dear Friend,




Stand Tall and Proud

Sink your roots deeply into the Earth
Reflect the light of a greater source
Think long term
Go out on a limb
Remember your place among all living beings

Embrace with joy the changing seasons
For each yields its own abundance
The Energy and Birth of Spring
The Growth and Contentment of Summer
The Wisdom to let go of leaves in the Fall
The Rest and Quiet Renewal of Winter



Feel the wind and the sun
And delight in their presence
Look up at the moon that shines down upon you
And the mystery of the stars at night.
Seek nourishment from the good things in life
Simple pleasures
Earth, fresh air, light




Be content with your natural beauty

Drink plenty of water
Let your limbs sway and dance in the breezes
Be flexible



Remember your roots

Enjoy the view!









TREES

By Harry Behn


Trees are the kindest things I know,

They do no harm, they simply grow

And spread a shade for sleepy cows,

And gather birds among their bows.


They give us fruit in leaves above,

And wood to make our houses of,

And leaves to burn on Halloween

And in the Spring new buds of green.


They are first when day's begun

To touch the beams of morning sun,

They are the last to hold the light

When evening changes into night.


And when a moon floats on the sky

They hum a drowsy lullaby

Of sleepy children long ago...

Trees are the kindest things I know.


 


















"Is it really just a footrace between the dark and the light? Is it all just a dumb battle between peace and violence, good versus evil, our greedy, self-destructive nature versus our mad desire to love and celebrate existence and kiss the lips of our beloved just one more time?

Nope. Not really. It's more of a sly evolutionary tango. It's a hallucinogenic, ever-shifting kaleidoscope made of awe and light and manufactured time. There is no battle. There is no good versus evil. There is only the flux and the pulse of existence, creation, expansion and contraction in an endless dance, signifying nothing, inventing everything."
 ~Mark Morford












a.k.a. progressive, non-myopic











The following graphic is current as of 9/17/13

Background checks are not un-American






Peace           








Tragicomic capitalism














IT'S SO EASY TO HELP OTHERS!
NO COST, NO OBLIGATION.
CLICK EVERY DAY THAT YOU CAN.

the child health site



the animal rescue site



the literacy site



HELP WORTHY CAUSES WORLDWIDE





Click To Give



click to save land at EcologyFund.com



ripple.org









Stop Puppy Mills


North Shore Animal League, world's largest no-kill shelter



The Fund For Animals






International Fund for Animal Welfare













CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty      The International Rescue Committee




Bill Moyers site




Democracy Now! Not Big Media.








News that should be mainstream






Make Your Voice Heard!





the aggressive progressives








Breaking news, commentary and more       Protecting Health, Safety & Democracy






American Humane: Protecting Children and Animals Since 1877





Human Rights Watch







Human Rights Campaign








Human Rights First







The Civil Rights Coalition for the 21st Century








Sign the Pledge-Remember Native Americans








The Secular Web












click for Defenders Of Wildlife





Campaign for America's Wilderness


Save Our Environment









Climate Change





The Union of Concerned Scientists is the leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world.      The Alliance for Climate Protection






















And, I am a fan of the


K. U. Jayhawks


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Joined Dec 18, 2005 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Meeting Friends, Support a Cause 
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Groups "SAVE OUR WILD MUSTANGS & OUR HERITAGE & STOP SLAUGHTER", (AGR) A Green Road, (APPPN) A Petition Posting & Peoples Network, (PBS) Public Broadcasting Service, *Endangered Species in Peril*, *Save The Black-Footed Ferret from Extinction*, A Free Stuff Network (AFSN), ANIMCORD: Would you like to save abandoned animals?, Alley Cat Rescue, AmericanForests.org, Ask the Vet Techs, Barack Obama, Best Friends Animal Society, Better Schools Network more »
Hometown Anthony, KS 
Homepage http://yerlookinatit.now  
Birthday Oct 31  
Languages English  
About Me Small town guy with global perspective. Skeptical and naive. Fun loving and hate hating.
  Introduce yourself to Brad
  Lifestyle
Pets Dogs, Cats  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Liberal
Religions non-denominational skeptic, lapsed Unitarian-Universalist, non_practicing atheist, secular humanism  
Eating Habits NO McNasty's, junk food junkie  
Wild Fact About Me
My Philosophy See My Belief By Robert G. Ingersoll above, and the Quotations section below. There is more of course but that gives you a good indication. EDUCATION, founded on literacy, for all the Earth's people, is critical!
What Gives Me Hope Sherri my wife and best friend; & our two children. Also the many wonderful people here on Care2.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Try to improve public education by, for starters, significantly raising teachers' salaries; and make State Universities affordable for everyone. 2.) Raise the minimum wage to $11.00/hour. 3.) [and comin' up fast] order everyone a pizza! 4.) Tax the Uber-Wealthy accordingly. 5.) Sponsor Woodstock Re-enactments in Memorial Park annually.
What/who changed my life and why My Wife and best friend Sherri!
What Bugs Me Darth Cheney, despots, fascism, greed, cruelty, zealots, liars, bullying, arrogance, willful ignorance, intolerance  
Passions my family, learning  
Inspirations Sherri!  
What Scares Me 5 Corporate-owned Supreme Court Justices, Like Ike said, The Industrial Military, Complex"  
  Favorites
Role Models Neil deGrasse Tyson, Gandhi, Frederick Douglass, Thomas Paine, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Carl Sagan, Abe Lincoln, Charles Darwin, Robert Green Ingersoll  
Quotation "There are ... some potentates I would kill by any and all means at my disposal. They are Ignorance, Superstition, and Bigotry -- the most sinister and tyrannical rulers on earth."
~ Emma Goldman, speaking from a Detroit pulpit in 1898

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"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy: that is the
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~ John Kenneth Galbraith

"I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted a principle that I hardly think any gentleman will deny it."
~ J. S. Mills

"It is not too much to say that every indication of Design in the Kosmos is so much evidence against the Omnipotence of the Designer"
~ J. S. Mills

"I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them."
~ Adlai Stevenson

"The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite."
~ Thomas Jefferson

"The liberty of a Democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their Democratic State itself. That, in its' essence, is Fascism - ownership of Government power by an individual, by a group or by any controlling power."
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"A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious."
~ Aristotle


"Patriotism is a religion, the egg from which wars are hatched."
~ Guy de Maupassant


"Patriotism is the belief your country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it."
~ George Bernard Shaw

"It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion."
~ Oscar Wilde

"What does it matter to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?"
~ Mahatma Gandhi

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public."
~ Theodore Roosevelt

"In my own private concerns with mankind, I have observed that to kick a little when under imposition has a good effect. A little sturdiness when superiors are much in the wrong sometimes occasions consideration."
~ Benjamin Franklin

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty
nor safety. "
~ Benjamin Franklin

"Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise."
~ James Madison

"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

"I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it"
~ Abraham Lincoln

"My country is the world and my religion is to do good."
~ Thomas Paine

"Have the courage to follow your own reason."
~ Immanuel Kant

"If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things."
~ Rene Descartes

"Believe nothing because someone says it is so, even if I say it.
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~ Buddha

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"Outside of a dog, a book is a Man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
~ Groucho Marx

"That's my opinion and if you don't like it, well, I have others."
~ Groucho Marx
Interests pets, Wildlife, Anthropology, Archaeology, Aviation, Computers, Ecology, Environment, Evolution, History, Humor, Internet, Meteorology, Movies, Music, National Parks, Paleontology, Politics, Space Exploration, Sports, Travel/Ad  
Books paleontology, anthropology, Jonathan Kirsch, Dan Brown, Stephen King, history, politics, Science  
Music Rock, Blues, Alternative, Fusion  
Movies Children of Men, Inside Man, Slaughterhouse Five, Inherit The Wind, Judgement at Nuremberg, The Green Mile, 2001:A Space Odyssey, The DaVinci Code, The Postman, Citizen Kane, Master and Commander, 28 Days Later, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Andromeda Strain, Fail-Saf  
TV Shows Science Channel, Dan Rather Reports, Real Sports HBO, Current TV, Rachel Maddow, PBS in general, TCM, Animal Planet, the Daily Show, History channel, National Geographic Channel, Frontline, Nova(PBS)  
Favorite Foods pizza, chocolate, but never at the same time  
Favorite Places High Country  
Can't Live Without Sherri!  
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