February 2005

Tea

Tea

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Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Light At The End Of The Tunnel

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Sonoma

Sonoma Vinyards

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Vegetation At Chateau St. Jean

Vegetation At Chateau St. Jean

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Three

Not exalting the gifted prevents quarreling.
Not collecting treasures prevents stealing.
Not seeing desirable things prevents confusion of the heart.

The wise therefore rule by emptying hearts and stuffing bellies,
by weakening ambitions and strengthening bones.
If people lack knowledge and desire,
then intellectuals will not try to interfere.
If nothing is done, then all will be well.

-Lao Tsu, “Tao Te Ching”

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Eight

Eight

The highest good is like water.
Water gives life to the ten thousand things and does not strive.
It flows in places men reject and so is like the Tao.

In dwelling, be close to the land.
In meditation, go dep in the heart.
In dealing with others, be gentle and kind.
In speech, be true.
In ruling, be just.
In business, be competent.
In action, watch the timing.

No fight: No blame.

-Lao Tzu, “Tao Te Ching”

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Government Propaganda

DISH Network has just announced that under the guise of public interest programming it is adding to its broadcast lineup a 24/7 channel produced by the U.S. Department of Defense that previously was aimed only at U.S. military personnel.

Under U.S. law, the federal government is banned from producing propaganda aimed at influencing the American people. Despite this ban, the television channel which is one hundred percent controlled by the Pentagon, will beam highly produced daily news programs promoting the interests of the Pentagon and paid for by U.S. tax payers into millions of American homes.

Let us not forget that the Pentagon insistently and consistently lied to the American people about the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. As a result of this “successful” military public relations campaign, we are now bogged down in a ferociously expensive and increasingly deadly occupation that fans the flames of terrorism in the Middle East.

If you are so inclined, sign the petition to stop this.

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Courtland

Courtland

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Soap Dispenser

Soap Dispenser

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(thinkin’ of you) Libby

(thinkin' of you) Libby

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Crossing Market Street At Night

Crossing Market Street At Night

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Turret

Turret

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