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Subject:Reminder: Sundays of Solidarity
Time:08:05 am
Between May 17 and June 28, 2009,  groups of LGBT and allied people around the country will attend worship services at the church of their choice wearing a lapel button that reads “gay? fine by me.”  For less formal churches we also have a t-shirt with this message.  The lapel button (or t-shirt) serves as a conversation starter – opening dialogue with people in the church about faith, sexual orientation, and gender identity.  When that visible act of courage is paired with adequate training, then transforming hearts and minds becomes a bona fide possibility.  That’s why we’ve designed this web page, as well as a three-part teleconference course that covers the essentials of Nonviolent communication, Media talking points, and What both the Bible and science really say about homosexuality.  Those training teleconferences will be held on April 19, April 26, and May 3 at 4pm CST and are open to all our volunteers for this project. We hope you will consider organizing a Sundays of Solidarity project in your area.  It simply involves choosing  a church in your area that could benefit from an SOS visit, using your contact list to recruit others to join you, attending the teleconference training sessions, and then organizing your group to take action on a date, time, and church location of your choosing.

The training starts in a few days, don't miss it! If you haven't signed up yet, visit http://www.soulforce.org to sign up.

xposted toboy_pastiche ,dailyspiritwork ,leftofwa ,neurotheology ,olympiawa ,olywa 
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Time:05:32 pm
So I'm working on getting together a fundraiser and I am a total noob re: WA music scene.

Tell me about:
  • your/your friend's band, how queer-friendly they are, and their musical style.
  • your/favorite upscale restaurant, bar or club, their non-profit friendliness, and their typical menu
And of course, contact info for each would be great!
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Subject:Civil Rights?
Time:01:15 pm
I submitted this to the Citizen's Briefing Book, the website the Obama-Biden team is using to solicit the voice of others. Please feel free to copy, share, email, whatever, and VOTE IT UP!

Rights for all
In our political climate, some citizens have rights that others do not. Rather than restore this imbalance across the board as a socially responsible leader would, politicians have put the rights of some to a vote. This tacit permission for one group to oppress another has been an issue across the history of our country. This must stop.

If civil rights of one person were an infringement on another, I would understand. However, this is simply not the case. Every citizen should have equal rights under law--be it marriage, healthcare, social security, or any other issue that can be reasonably provided by law.

I urge this new leadership to remember that this is a Democratic Republic, not a complete Democracy, and use that knowledge and power to repair this breach that threatens the words of our forefathers."

click here to vote: http://citizensbriefingbook.change.gov/ideas/viewIdea.apexp?id=087800000004qsm
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Subject:worth the listen...
Time:09:44 pm

WHEN: SATURDAY 11/15 click to find your city location here.

The Woman I love!
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Time:11:01 pm
I have never felt this good about my fellow citizens, my country, about an election as I do right now.
Thank you everyone for voting!
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Subject:Who's going to be America's next daddy?
Time:10:56 pm
Poll #1250002 Who you going to vote for on Nov 4th?
This poll is closed.

44th President of the United Stated of America

Republican: Angry Leprechaun (John McCaine)
Independent, Natural Law Party: Ralph Nader
Libertarian: Robert L. 'Bob' Barr
U.S. Taxpayers: Charles O. 'Chuck' Baldwin
Green Party, Peace and Freedom: Cynthia Ann McKinney
Democratic: Barack H. Obama
I am a felon and can not vote.
I will only cast my vote in WoW.
I do not believe in the US election process.
I don't bother, as I don't believe it really counts or matters.
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Subject:Georgia. Video
Time:02:14 pm
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Time:02:13 pm
Hi, this video is directed to an American public and the rest of civilized Western world. I am a Russian citizen, I live in United States for a long time, for over 10 years. I happened to be in Russia now and I caught all this "action" that's taking place in South Ossetia, a region in Georgia. I never posted on youtube, but I couldn't hold myself from doing it now. I had to do this.
My message to American public is meant as a wake up call. American and other Western media especially CNN is feeding you complete horse shit! Russia did not invade and did not attack Georgia. It was a response to a horrible war crime committed by Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili, this irresponsible man who just can't stand Russia, hates us, and will kiss America's and Europe's ass just to get a chance to join NATO and European Union. America has always supported Georgian "democracy" and I suspect actually that it was America who instigated Georgia to commit this crime.... on the first day of Olympics! How ironic is that? But please don't take this allegation too close heartedly, my point is not about whether or not U.S. government had any role in this, my point is to give you truth about what really happened Thursday night

So again, Russia did not invade or attack Georgia, as your media outlets are saying.

A brief geography and history lesson. South Ossetia is a very small region about 40 miles by 40 miles in the northern Georgia. It's population is around 70000 people. It borders with Russia. Today, many of the residents of South Ossetia are Russian citizens holding Russian passports, it's our people. South Ossetia had claimed independence from Georgia in 1992. Obviously it was never recognized by any international organizations. In 2006, they held an election where 99% of the voters supported independence from Georgia, and the turn out rate was 95%, it was monitored by a team of 34 international observers from the West. It still was not recognized by the world. As an analogy I would like to bring Kosovo situation, Serbian region in the south that was illegally snatched from Serbia and made into an independent country. Please look it up on Wikipedia and see how similar this situation is. How ironic is that America never supported Southern Ossetia same way it supported Kosovo. Obviously, it was made to show Russia how unfriendly the rest of the world is towards us.

Thursday night, Georgian military started an attack against South Ossetia. It was yesterday. They shelled the main city of Tshinkvali. They killed over a 1000 people. The excuse was to "restore the constitutional order in the region". BULLSHIT! This attack was an attempt to commit "ethnic cleansing", it was an act of genocide. They shelled civilian houses, schools, hospitals, without any warning. They also captured several villages near Tshinkvali. Reports say that they attempt to kill anyone of the Ossetian nationality. It was a pure act of Genocide. Wake up!

Russia couldn't watch this atrocity happening to its own citizens. We had no choice but to bring in our military into the region and protect our people. Whatever happens next the world needs to know, that the cause of this conflict is Georgia and its president. Before you accept what your media tells you, before you get fired up by McCains irresponsible allegations and comments, try remember all the lies that American media had always fed you, try to read news from other media outlets, not russian, but other parts of the world, other than U.S. or U.K.'s media.

America needs to wake up and stop doing what it's doing. Stop seeing an enemy in Russia. Stop using countries like Georgia, Ukraine, Poland, Latvia, Estonia who are basically acting like prostitutes of U.S. government in their public acts of hatred towards Russia.

And finally need to say, Mr. SSHAshvili that's how we like to call him. S.SH.A stands for U.S.A in Russian. Mr. SSHAshvili will pay for what happened yesterday.
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Time:02:00 am
it's been so quiet i forgot i was on this comm, lol. Hi everyone! Not associated with the group, but thought this was cool: 

Project: Transitions Clothing Exchange

Bring in your unwanted clothes and accessories
(clean and in decent condition, please!)
and exchange them for new ones.

Walk away with one new item for every item you bring.
Or make a $1 donation to Project: Transitions for every item you want.

It's a cheap, easy, and fun way to update your wardrobe!
All are welcome.

Project: Transitions is bringing new clothing from Torrid!

Sunday, August 10
New Moon Cafe
113 4th Ave W Olympia, WA 98501
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Time:06:59 pm
Si se puede! Please assist local support in the National Democratic Convention:

Talib Kweli's open letter on Barack Obama: http://rap.about.com/od/articles/a/KwelionObama08.htm

[note: there is NO affiliation between these two links, me, or the content of each]
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