Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Obama's Complete Victory Speech: Obama Wins the 2012 Election

Via JMG: The Castro Celebrates

Photo by Steve Heist.

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JMG Quote Of The Day - Chris Kluwe

"I would like to thank every single person that helped defeat the same-sex marriage ban in Minnesota, as well as every person who contributed to passing marriage-equality legislation in Maryland and Maine and (likely) Washington. Together, we made a statement that America is tired of division. America is tired of discrimination, of exclusion, and of unthinking oppression—the belief that people have to live their lives according to someone else's views rather than their own free will.

"Together, we made sure that the world our children will grow up in is one step closer to tolerance, love, and equality; a world where our children can make their own choices instead of being shackled to dusty hate from the past. Together, we showed this nation that a polity functions best when it includes all of its citizens, when it celebrates their differences as part of one glorious whole, when it synthesizes a wide assortment of cultures and beliefs under the guiding principles of freedom and happiness for everyone.

"Together, we can approach the work still at hand. We can face the continuous fight for equality that every society must wage each generation. We may not know the specifics until they’re upon us, but the underlying foundation is always the same—living your own life vs. someone else making your choices for you.

"Together, we can promote free will over oppression. We can treat others the way we want to be treated, with dignity and respect. We can work together to find common ground, despite our differences, and build a stable, nurturing society. There is work yet to be done, but we passed an important milestone today. Ten, 15, 20 years from now, when our children ask us, 'What did you do when it came time to fight for someone else?,' we can tell them about Minnesota and Maryland and Maine, states where people finally said: Enough.

"Enough with the hate. Enough with the bigotry. Enough with the discrimination. We are all Americans, and we are all in this together. Without each other, we have nothing." - Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, writing for Slate.

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Via Buddhism on Beliefnet / FB:

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Via O Bosque de Berkana / FB:

Não acredite em algo simplesmente porque ouviu. Não acredite em algo simplesmente porque todos falam a respeito. Não acredite em algo simplesmente porque esta escrito em seus livros religiosos. Não acredite em algo só porque seus professores e mestres dizem que é verdade. Não acredite em tradições só porque foram passadas de geração em geração. Mas depois de muita análise e observação, se você vê que algo concorda com a razão, e que conduz ao bem e beneficio de todos, aceite-o e viva-o."

Siddhartha Gautam Buddha

Via Tricycle Daily Dharma:

Tricycle Daily Dharma November 7, 2012

Simply Listening

'Simply listening' seems to be better for whomever I’m talking with. They feel fully heard without being judged. Better connections tend to flow naturally. The irony is, when we don’t need things to be better than they are, they tend to end up that way.
- Marshall Glickman, "Talk Like a Buddha"
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Via The Rachel Maddow Show:

Yes, he did. Yes, he did. Yes, he did. Yesterday's election served as a referendum on the liberal experiment. Now Obama's agenda has a new opportunity to make a meaningful, positive difference in the lives of America's middle class. And establishes a precedent for history -- presidents can pursue big, bold, consequential priorities, and be rewarded for it.

Via JMG: Barack Obama REELECTED

All the networks including Fox News have called it. Congratulations to everybody here, this arguably means more to us that to anybody else.

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