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James York

"Independent Media! Troops Home Now!"

Chillicothe, OH, USA
male, age 64
Speaks: English
Joined Jan 17, 2005
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Joined Jan 17, 2005 Activist Aspirations Casual 
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Groups (AGR) A Green Road
Hometown Chillicothe, OH 
Birthday Oct 25, 1954  
Languages English  
About Me I am an advocate for participatory democracy, human rights and social justice. I believe that all people, all citizens of Earth, exist as a part of nature. All human values, therefore, including all religious, ethical and sociopolitical beliefs, are rooted in human nature, human experience and human culture, not in supernaturalism, mysticism, or in ideological abstractions.
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Pets cats  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Religions Agnostic  
Eating Habits Almost Vegetarian  
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My Philosophy I am a humanist and I do not believe in an invisible man who lives in the sky.
What Gives Me Hope The prospect of a rational world where decisions are made by consensus for the common good.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Food, housing, health care and education would be human rights. I would sign the Kyoto Protocol on behalf of the U.S. I would mandate the re-production of all-electric cars like the EV1, the Toyota RAV4 and the Ford Ranger.
What/who changed my life and why I read Fidel Castro's 1979 speech to the UN General Assembly and was so impressed that this speech became the foundation for my world view.
What Bugs Me Our lapdog media!  
Passions Songwriting!!!, broadening my horizons, making a difference, writing  
Inspirations Tribal councils  
What Scares Me War - Cruelty - Greed - Indifference, Religious Extremism, "Big Brother", global warming, George W. Bush  
Role Models Studs Terkel, Carl Sagan, John Lee Hooker, Malcolm X, Fidel Castro, Woody Guthrie, Martin Luther King Jr., John Lennon, grandfather  
Quotation The real political spectrum is not left to right. It's top to bottom. -- Jim Hightower
Interests participatory democracy, civil liberties and rights, independent media, single payer health care, organic farming, prison reform, a living wage for all, economic and social justice, Free Leonard Peltier!, Free the Cuba Five!, humanism, playing mandolin, playing guita  
Books Fast Food Nation, 1984, Invisible Man, Moby Dick, Walden, The Grapes of Wrath, To Kill a Mockingbird, Cosmos, Demon-Haunted World, In the Spirit of Crazy Horse, A People's History of the United States, Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Eugene V. Debs Speaks  
Music rock, folk, blues, bluegrass  
Movies Star Trek Movies, Cinderella Man, Seabiscuit, Woodstock, The Last Waltz, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Yankee Doodle Dandy, My Life as a House, The Straight Story, Contact, Citizen Kane, Fahrenheit 911, An Inconvenient Truth  
TV Shows Link TV, M*A*S*H, Lost, Cold Case, Real Time with Bill Maher, The Colbert Report, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Democracy Now!  
Favorite Foods pizza  
Favorite Places woods, ocean, mountains  
Can't Live Without laughter  
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