Deprogramming Our Collective Vocabulary to Induce Peace

December 9, 2013
Anti-bigotry, anti-hate, anti-racism, pro peace, freedom, choice, thought, communication, humanity

This post is to show a small, profound point on vocabulary. In this post, there are two groups of words on I’m focusing:

1. bigotry vs. racism
2. peace/violence vs. security/terrorism

The former terms are more inducing of peace, and highlight our common ground. The latter terms, “racism” and “security versus terrorism” are inherently violent, and essentially self-promoting even just by using the words.

1. Proposing to use the word Bigotry, Never Racism

 
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Photo Gallery: River Confluences, Deltas, & Liquid Diffusion

August 5, 2013
Confluence on the Rio Parana, Brazil
The confluence of the Drava and Danube Rivers in Croatia’s Osijek region, Southeastern Europe

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13 Images From The Underside of the Northern Summer

June 4, 2013
Aurora australis (Southern Light) over icebergs

This is a photo gallery of Antarctica, data and maps of Antarctica, and the Aurora Australis, which sits in front of the Milky Way galaxy, as seen from the crisp, clean air of the frozen deserts of the Antarctican winter.

As we in the Northern Hemisphere of Earth roast in the June summer’s searing heat; we spend time recovering from the Sunlight, go swimming, windows down, sunscreen and fresh cut grass, warm weather life – all while Antarctica endures the longest, most bitterly cold winter inside of the orbit of the planet Mars.

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How to peacefully end Iran's nuclear enrichment program tomorrow

December 15, 2011

December 15, 2011

In September of this year, Nicholas Kristof sat down with Iran’s President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.  The interview has a startling excerpt:

N.K.: So I just want to make sure I understand the outline of that deal. If western countries provided 20 percent enriched fuel for the Tehran reactor, then Iran would stop all further enrichment. Is that correct?

M.A.: Yes, yes, we’ve said this before. We’ve said this many times. This is nothing new.

Nuclear technicians at work in Isfahan, Iran on March 30, 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7 billion humans at odds with the Earth

October 31, 2011

Official soundtrack of this post:
Earth Intruders by Björk on Grooveshark

 
October 31, 2011 – Carl Larson

We’ve just finished the warmest decade in history.  The 25 warmest years ever recorded have occurred after 1980.  The 10 warmest years have come since 1996.  2009 was the second warmest year ever recorded.  The Earth is warming – faster and faster.

Climates are changing in new ways.  This isn’t politics, dogma or ideology, it’s just fact.  Satellites in orbit around our planet have brought us this information, and these satellites have as many hidden agendas as a salad fork.

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