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The Political Incorrectness of Saffron and Maroon

By Anna Ruiz, Sep 8, 2017.

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  1. Anna Ruiz

    Anna Ruiz I have the same religion as that tree over there.

    Yup.  

    Iceland.
     
  2. silent lotus

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  3. Loved this!
     
  4. Anna Ruiz

    Anna Ruiz I have the same religion as that tree over there.

    TY, WJMA!


    Silent, the horror!  Asking 5th grade students to think and reason.  No wonder this political correctness is killing us.  I have much more to say about this, later.
     
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  6. rashmi

    rashmi Well-Known Member

    very aptly put Anna!

    btw there was no Bangladesh in Gandhi's time - only East Pakistan & West Pakistan - the person who gave birth to Bangladesh (east pakistan)was Indira Gandhi who helped Shekh Mujibur Rahman to fight the revolutionary war against pakistan
     
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  7. Anna Ruiz

    Anna Ruiz I have the same religion as that tree over there.

    Indeed, you are correct. I miswrote.

    I was actually referring to the Mountbatten Plan, which divided India before the British Government exited and left a partitioned India.   That broke Gandhi's heart.  I think it broke Mountbatten's too.  He loved India.  As it turns out, India was already divided and deals made before he came to finalize the British withdrawal.

    Kashmir has always been embattled.  Some years ago I joined a yahoogroup that was involved in detailing the happenings.  At that time, historians and politicians were part of the conversation, but I had not yet become political as I am now.

    Thank you for reading,  Rashmi and allowing me to self-correct.  :)

    I'm with Gandhi on all this political and religious hatred and bloodshed.  

    ~~Anna
     
  8. Anna Ruiz

    Anna Ruiz I have the same religion as that tree over there.

  9. Anna Ruiz

    Anna Ruiz I have the same religion as that tree over there.

    Crazy, mad world.

    But then it may be the end if all the Xian prophecies come true on 9/23/17.
     
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  12. Catherine Zickgraf

    Catherine Zickgraf Well-Known Member

    I'm a gigantic fan of colors,  You use them to describe beauty as the contrast to those who don't have the privilege of enjoying the sky.  Heavy.
     
  13. Anna Ruiz

    Anna Ruiz I have the same religion as that tree over there.

    TY Catherine, Ton and ty for any and all contributions.  

    Makes my day.
     
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  15. Anna Ruiz

    Anna Ruiz I have the same religion as that tree over there.

    Silent, I suspect you knew my friend, Sharon Pacione.  We met on a poetry yahoo group.  Little did I know that she lived 20 or so minutes from me.  We attended many interesting events together--until she moved to Chicago to be with her daughter and grandchildren.  She was a dedicated vegan and friend of all creatures, great and small.  Since her death, no one has filled her space, though many articles such as yours are posted by friends and fb groups.  

    What is wrong with us as a society is our capitalism sickness and our propensity in killing for business and calling it survival.

    ~
     
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    dear AnnA

    Sharon happened to be a close friend
    of a friend of mine's mother in Virginia,
    I never met Sharon in person
    yet we did have some email exchanges.
    silent lotus






    Tripping the Light


    we are each a star

    a unique tone in the cosmic symphony

    a spiral that lives beyond boundaries

    beyond concepts of reality


    we are a cell in the body of infinity

    traveling the path of evolution

    navigating unlimited dimensions

    limited only by perception


    we are imagination

    channeling inner wisdom

    crediting etheric strangers

    comfortable with illusion


    we are guardians of the silver cord

    masters of frequency and pattern

    spontaneous chemists

    bonding with the elements


    we tap memories of the trinity

    illuminating the giver and receiver,

    creator and creation merging

    to birth realms of possibility


    we are ancient astronauts

    we are travelers from the future

    we are attributes of the gods

    we are the outcome of ascension


    we are the unknown, the mystery with amnesia

    we are the philosopher's stone

    we are potential nourished in darkness

    we are sleepwalkers flirting with sunrise


    we are a time-released capsule,

    playing in fields of consciousness

    a computer bank of all that is,

    owner of the radio and stations we broadcast


    we are particles and waves tripping the light

    the ebb and flow, the in and out

    starring in the role of a lifetime

    on the stage of immortality


    by Sharon Pacione

    November 11, 2010



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  17. Anna Ruiz

    Anna Ruiz I have the same religion as that tree over there.

    Thank you.  Do you have a copy of her book?  It's uniquely wonderful.
     
  18. Anna Ruiz

    Anna Ruiz I have the same religion as that tree over there.

    I don't think she left anything out of who we are, other than the fact I miss who she is.
     
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  20. Anna Ruiz

    Anna Ruiz I have the same religion as that tree over there.

    Funny thing, years ago, I was invited to a Nepal Orphanage. I wonder how my life would have been had I acted upon that.
     
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  22. Anna Ruiz

    Anna Ruiz I have the same religion as that tree over there.

    Sigh,  somehow this will end up haunting America.  Once again.
     
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  24. Anna Ruiz

    Anna Ruiz I have the same religion as that tree over there.

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    A disturbed father live streamed his own death on Facebook Live
    after his daughter got engaged without his permission.
    The man was identified as Ayhan Uzun, 54, of Kayseri in central Turkey.

    “Nobody asked me,” Uzun said. “Nobody treated me like a man.
    My father-in-law took my place and without having a right, he approved my daughter’s wedding…
    Nobody said this girl’s father is alive.
    Though I would have waited for my daughter and family to say to me: ‘Come, Father, be with us.’”

    Oct 2017
    http://www.ibtimes.com/distraught-f...ebook-live-after-daughters-engagement-2605850
     
  26. Anna Ruiz

    Anna Ruiz I have the same religion as that tree over there.

    Just one of a few good reasons to die when one is bound by stone-age religious and cultural ignorance.  Better him than honour killing.
     
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  28. Anna Ruiz

    Anna Ruiz I have the same religion as that tree over there.

    Thank you again, Silent, keep on finding and posting these worthy articles.  I happen to like Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.  

    As does America, including the inauguration of our new presidents.  

    PoeticJustice?—KhabarKeslan
    "Although there are differing traits, customs, and political goals of tribes across Yemen, there do exist unifying characteristics, including the use of poetry in ritual and daily life. Rather than a simple literary pastime, poetry and its recitation in these regions is a "constitutive social practice" performed at conflict mediations, weddings, funerals, and other social gatherings."
     
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