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well said cos

and there they are..brave gentle souls..i did hear that the generals are starting to feel a little uneasy..eitherway the brite side to this,is the internet is actually makin a impact, and to free our sista aung must happen..when i saw a picture of aung,her auroa was so bright,and full of wisdom and kindness..her people need her..i hope the B/A is not blowin smoke again..weve herd this appathy before..just ask the folks in darfur..its the private sector and activist that are actually getting anything done..just like in sacramento when we marched and were protesting the revision of 215..we formed a circle around the fed building enterance..and guess what they do!..they start takin us to jail!,,because they didnt want us pesky protesters makin too much noise outside their building......but thats just jail..these juntas are killing in the name of democracy..the question is now....how many will die this time...aung ,sista,we will use our liberty,we all will be herd this time............moon

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makes you weep

How do get your head round this..

"We have already decided to risk our lives for the people, although there might be some clashes," one senior monk told AFP news agency before the baton charge.

"We will show our kindness first."

I agree Mandolin, Gypsy Soul, Marye, TigerLilly and everyone else the feeling of helplessness is overwhelming. But doing something is better than doing nothing. Each one of those monks and nuns probably feels helpless too, but there they are.

This is an issue where the US is actually showing some admirable moral leadership by imposing heavy sanctions on the nightmare regime there and on firms doing business with the junta and by pushing for UN Sanctions. It is an issue that is not nearly so complicated or muddled as the Middle East. We rightly criticise GWB for his simplistic right/wrong good/evil view of the world, but if that applies anywhere it applies in Burma. These people fought for and chose their own democracy for themselves, it was taken from them by evil people and now they endure torture, ethnic cleansing, forced labour, mass rape and now these latest atrocities in what what Transparency International classify as the world's most corrupt country.

Aung Sang Suu Kyi is a heroine beyond description, brave, dignified, wise... She is up there with Mandela and Gandhi. Just thinking of her and those monks and nuns makes me cry. All she asks of us is this

“Please use your liberty to promote ours”

sorry to get so preachy folks, thanks for listening

BTW

Any UK citizens can sign the e petition to the Prime Minister

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/Burmacrackdown/

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sufvert city

thats a subhumans tune by the way...kinda like holiday in cambodia by the dead kennedys.. i was just sitting outside trying to meditate under the moonshine,which is the same sunshine under which buddhist monks and nuns are bieng assinated, by the junta..what mind can consciencely kill these most genuine of souls.. there giving their lives,not to gain their freedom,but to gain their brothers and sisters, total strangers, ..their families...release of oppression..i had a feeling of coincidence this morning when i was called upon to cut grass in a cemetry today..yeah i was in a cemetry today listenin to the grateful dead on my cd player cutting grass.. then china doll came on...pistol shot at 5 o clock ...bells of heven ring..tell me what you done it for..no,the junta wont tell you a thing... i dont mean to be on such a low note my friends..i need sunshine......here comes sunshine......moon

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dang, the time warp bug AGAIN!

thereby demonstrating the messed-up principle, I guess.

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know what you mean, gypsy

if I knew a better place for us all to go, I'd be long gone. I guess we're pretty much stuck with doing what we can where we are, but it's so little against the onslaught of darkness.

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that's not right, man

this world is sooo messed up anymore. i need to hide out in the mountains out west somewhere, unless there's no more "open space" out there any longer. s.o.s.

nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile

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good thing too

as according to the AP this morning, the military thugs are beating the hell out of those monks as we type.

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hey badger

i'm in, and passed it on to a few more off this board.

peace

nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile

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Tao of Pooh

As in "Winnie the". Read it years ago, and had really liked it. Will Paintedmandolin talking about Taoism, am inspired to dig it out and read it again. Could use some peaceful simplistic reading at the moment. Pooh in his simplicity, an ideal example of Taoism in practise. Muy cool!

Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you will still exist, but you have ceased to live. Samuel Clemens

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One more for the Burma cause

Have sent the Burma petition link in a mail to all of my e mail address book who might be responsive and interested. My dad wrote me back for more info, (he hadn't known) and was researching on the internet yesterday..

Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you will still exist, but you have ceased to live. Samuel Clemens

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