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In the Name of Love by Cindy Sheehan


Thirty-two years ago today, I was very pregnant with my first child. In those days, of course, we didn’t know if we were having a boy or a girl and the pre-natal care usually consisted of a few blood tests and getting to hear the baby’s heart at every appointment.
With the June 5th deadline looming, on Sunday May 28th, my husband and I, went to an air show in Long Beach, Ca where we decided on the names: it would be Julie Anne for a baby girl or Casey Austin for a baby boy.
Well, lo and behold, the very next morning, I went into labor, one week early and on May 29th, our healthy, 8lb 2oz baby boy, Casey Austin, was born. We were thrilled and Casey, the perfect baby, was the apple of our eyes. Very quickly, boom, boom, boom, three more came: Carly Anne, Andrew Patrick and the baby, Jane Elizabeth.
As for mothers all over the world, my family was my life. As parents, we made our share of mistakes, but everything we did from May 29th, 1979 and forward was for and about our family.
One of the hardest things to do as a mother is to let your children grow up and make their own mistakes. Human beings usually don’t learn from the errors of others, but have to make their own. On Casey’s 21st birthday, he made a huge mistake: he joined Uncle Sam’s Army and 55 days before his 25th birthday, he was killed in Iraq in one of The Empire's Wars for Profit, Iraq.


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Will somebody explain

why Cindy is a sympathizes for Hugo Chavez the dictator of venezuela?

did you just woke up from deep sleep?

because the bleeping Empire does things evil things to other countries!

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

You are obviously a sympathizer of dictators as well

You justify Hugo Chavez with an illogical reasoning. CIA is corrupt and has done very evil things allover the world correct. Don't try to talk down to me..Ive been aware since I was right out of high school cause I read,I didn't need anyone to tell me who Ron Paul was ,I found out by reading voting records on my own spare time. As far as Im concerned people like yourself and Cindy are morons. Go head and defend Hugo Chavez...if you love Hugo Chavez so much then go live under his flag and pay taxes to him ,go live in his country...otherwise shut up you ignorant troll of "liberty".

Ill say it again loud and clear:

HUGO CHAVEZ is a dictator.

I educate people

I post things from all sides.

I post articles educating people -- I don't care if you want to hate Castro or Chavez...

But I have to say this:

Empire is a dictator.

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

"Empire is a dictator."

And so is Chavez. By your logic we would have been much better under McCain than Obama. Liberty (Freedom) is more than anti-war, as The Man stated http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KBbV7... , "Personal Liberty, Foreign Policy, and Economic Liberty, it's all one package."

You need to educate yourself before you attempt to educate others. Dr. Paul's philosophy is more than Anti-War.


"Mr Chávez celebrates a decade in office this month with a referendum aimed at allowing him to prolong his rule for 20 or 30 more years. The streets of Chapellín are a good place to assess the impact of his self-styled Bolivarian socialist revolution."

"The most reliable opinion polls suggest that Mr Chávez will win the referendum on February 15th, albeit by a small margin. Despite the complaints, just over 50% of respondents in polls approve of him personally. The referendum amounts to a plebiscite on his rule. The tortuous, 75-word question (which does not mention the abolition of presidential term limits) will probably make little difference to the outcome. “People don’t care about the articles [to be modified],” says Ms Graterol. “What they have here”—she touches her head—“and here”—the heart—“is Hugo Chávez. They know their leader’s future is at stake.”"

"So does Mr Chávez. He has turned almost the whole of the state bureaucracy, including the armed forces and the state oil company, into an election machine. The government-dominated electoral authority has said nothing. Pro-government rallies teem with public-sector workers in red shirts and baseball caps bearing the logos of government departments. “Everyone’s here voluntarily,” insists Clevis Bozo, who works in the internal audit office of Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), the oil company. “It’s the will of the people.”

I take no sides

I take no sides.

I let people like you to decide if you want to support Chavez or to fight him.

Why you choose to fight to attack me while I am only providing information to you?

I will tell you why.

You were banned here many times for attacking other Daily Paul members -- your game the game you love.

Here is a song for you:

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sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15


a liar, and a wannabe dictator yourself.

He was only blocked ONCE, and it was by YOU, because he asked why you didn't link to original content. (just like a dictator)

You called him "secret police", just like you do anyone who doesn't immediately go along with your nonsense.

Speaking of "games".

How about the "games" you play?

Like constantly editing your post, and self bumping it over 8 times in one day? Because you think that you're above the rules. (just like a dictator)

You've got some nerve to talk about "games".

Here's a song for you:

Here's another song:

Take your socialism worship somewhere else.

Mr. Cowboy

I ask you to do one thing only:

Match my activism for Liberty in the cause of Liberty.

You want to take over Daily Paul?
Do it.

Do it the proper way my cowboy friend!

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Banned ONCE by you



I banned you only for a few hours so you can learn somthing.

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Again, banned once by you


Above you took sides by defending her position on Chavez. You are the game player, manipulator, liar, and drunkard.

How many time have you been banned or moderator powers removed? By Nystrom no less. This thread needs to be in Off Topic.

Listen hard

you were banned for only a few hours -- this was just a warning for you.

Cindy is my friend.
Do you understand this?

Again --
I take no sides.

Do not act like Gestapo and try to put words in my mouth!

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

oooh Gestapo

Typical tactic by a non-intellectual argument.

My Mind Changed About Cindy Sheehan

I have to admit that when Cindy Sheehan's son was killed, and she made a protest, I was still enmeshed in the Bush/Cheney deceptions (mostly because my hatred of abortion had allowed me to develop blind spots about every other Bush position and about everything Bush did for a long time), so I was uncomfortable with her actions. But in later years I have looked back with appreciation for people like Cindy, whose various protests drew attention to what I now believe were lies told to the American people (& Ron Paul, personally, told me that I am correct on that perception) in order to pursue wars (and OTHER policies) that could not have been pursued with public support, if the government had been honest about the real reasons they wanted to pursue them.

I have to say that Cindy's was one, within a collage of many incidents, revelations and news items over time, that slowly broke down my personal blinders, until by Bush's second term I became so repulsed with the fear-ocious nature our government had taken on that I turned hard, in utter disillusionment, from Bush, in search of someone better to support. I determined I would never again support someone over only one issue, but if possible, would find even the most obscure person, if such was to be found, and support them based upon my principled convictions. My criteria were that they had to be in favor of BOTH the principle of "life" AND the principle of "liberty" (so often it was either one or the other). So, imagine my surprise and delight to discover a then obscure politician being promoted by volunteers at an obviously low-low-low-budget booth at a rural county fair I dropped in on, whose actual slogan was, of all things "Life and Liberty"! I studied Ron Paul intensely, and soon threw my whole weight into promoting his liberty rEVOLution. My criteria wasn't the sell-out "electability" so many base their support of candidates on, but a criteria of pure conscience. And it felt GREAT!

Paul Bear is the author of www.RonPaulite.com

Search & Find.

PB, your report confirms the wise old saying, that - "Search and you shall find". When one is earnest in the search he finds success, - yours was for principles, fairness and Liberty, which led to Ron Paul. The Loving-One does Not disappoint. With best wishes.

you rock!

Paul you moved me to tears...Thank you.

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Cindy standing side by side with Hugo Chavez

moved me to tears.

CIA's most hated president

Cindy Sheehan is back in Venezuela right now.

This is part of her latest news:

I am in Caracas, Vz today (May 29th--Casey's birthday)—a country I love and a people that I support with all my heart in their struggle against US imperialism and corporate interests so they can make their own lives better.
Nine of us came from the US to support the people of Venezuela in rejecting the US economic sanctions that were imposed by the State Departments because, apparently, Venezuela sent two shipments of oil product to Iran.
During the Clinton regime, the US enacted The Iran Sanctions Act (ISA)--ironically first called the Iran-Libya Sanctions Act (ILSA)--but then Libya became our friend during the Bush stain before it recently became our enemy again (dizzy, yet?). The ISA was enacted to prevent foreign countries from selling oil to Iran to stop its peaceful nuclear program. The point the leadership in Venezuela is trying to make is that it is now being "sanctioned" for allegedly breaking a law created by the US that it doesn't feel obligated to. Again, why should Venezuela make US corporate interests primary to its own? The immature arrogance of the US is stunning and my own country has absolutely no right to run roughshod over sovereign countries like a two-year old throwing a temper tantrum.
In my opinion, the USA just needs to grow the hell up. "Might" does not make "right," especially when the "might" destroys the economic health and credibility of the country exhibiting "might over what is right."
The hilarious thing about the new economic sanctions imposed on Venezuela’s state oil company: PDVSA (Petroleos de Venezuela, SA) is that Venezuela does not borrow money from the US, has repaid all of its debt and the economic sanctions do not stop Venezuela from selling petroleum to the US. More importantly, PDVSA and its US subsidiary, CITGO has helped over 250,000 US citizens by giving, or greatly reducing prices, on heating oil to our own desperately poor. No other oil company, including US oil companies, has done the same.
The newest sanctions are clearly symbolic to undermine Venezuelan credibility and to further demonize President Hugo Chavez because Venezuela ranks 4th behind Canada, Mexico and Saudi Arabia in providing the black gold to the gluttonous US.
Why now? Well, for one thing, there is a hysterical Congressman from a very conservative district in Florida named, Connie Mack (R), who has been jonesing for the overthrow or assassination of President Hugo Chavez because Chavez had and continues to have the nerve to take from the excess wealth of the rich to give to the poor. Clearly, Chavez’s support of the poor runs counter to everything the oligarchy of the planet believes in. The Constitution of the Bolivarian Republica of Venezuela, written by representatives of the people in 1999, enshrines basic human rights as law in a country that has reduced the gap between the rich and the poor by 50% since Chavez achieved power. Chavez and his revolution are a thorn in the side of Capitalism and the “threat of a good example” must be neutralized.
This weekend also saw another big event in Latin America, Manual Zelaya of Honduras returned to his country after he had been in exile for nearly two years in a US-backed military coup (because he proposed the re-writing of the Honduran Constitution by the people). The intense diplomatic efforts of President Chavez and Venezuela helped facilitate this return with Zelaya flying back to Tegucigalpa from Managua, Nicaragua in a Venezuelan plane. The US taketh away and Venezuela giveth back.
Another reason for the sanctions right now is that President Chavez is leading the hemisphere in advocating for strategic alliances to bring peace and continued prosperity to Latin American and Carribbean countries. When I was here last year, Chavez had just returned from a meeting of Latin American leaders in Cancun where it was decided that the Organization of American States was an anachronistic institution that exists to be a tool for the US’s continued exploitation of the region—so the leaders of the Latin American countries planned to form a new alliance to exclude the US and Canada. The new alliance will be launched on July 5th in Venezuela on the 200th anniversary of its independence from Spain. Will the alliance be a threat to the OAS? Probably not right now, but just the fact that Hugo Chavez is one of the leaders of this alliance and that the people of Latin America don’t believe the lies and demonization of the US against him, and, in fact, respect him immensely, must be grating to an Empire that has done everything possible to undermine and even overthrow the man.
The unification of South America was long a dream of freedom fighter, Simon Bolivar, and indeed he led Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru and Panama to independence from the Spanish monarchy in the early 1800s. Bolivar died a brokenhearted man after his dreams of unification were not realized. Hugo Chavez has the same dream and the new alliance is one more step closer to being able to resist US imperialist neoliberalism. Today, the thousands of Venezolanos who came to the rally to oppose the new US sanctions are rightfully proud of their accomplishments in a short 12 years and still support the leader who is making it all possible.
Additionally, the unification of Latin America and the Caribbean is necessary to have greater economic strength if each country wants to retain its sovereignty. The US only respects the sovereignty of either strong nations or puppet states—while many countries in South America have huge amounts of territory, individually, they are about as strong as each of the states in the US (except California). This alliance, or union, is also seeking to use its own currency, called the Sucre, like the European Unions’ Euro. Today, the USA has very little to offer the world beyond death and destruction and the strength of the US dollar is diminishing.
Another reason the sanctions appear now is because as the US wanes in the region, China ascends—according to an editorial in the right-wing Miami Herald:
The share of U.S. exports to the region has dropped from 55 percent of Latin America’s total imports in 2000 to 32 percent of the region’s imports in 2009, says a new report from the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

Meanwhile, China’s trade with the region has soared, the study shows.

In my opinion, the announcement of the new sanctions against Venezuela, while no doubt a very hostile act, is nothing but the US flexing its increasingly weak and flabby muscles. The over-extension of the US military combined with its plunging credibility over such continuing programs as torture and illegal regime change, has turned us into a big international laughingstock—still feared, because the US is nothing but a big imperial bully—but a joke, nonetheless.

This is the 3rd time I have been to Venezuela, but as evidence of this new US paradigm in the region, for the first time I saw signs that read: Yankees, Go Home. Yes, I agree: “Yankees,” go home! Hands off of Venezuela and get your bloody imperial storm-troopers out of Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, and even Palestine where US tax dollars fund an immoral Israeli occupation.

For sure, it will be a great day when the "mighty" US military empire falls and something new is born in its place. To we nine who traveled here to a real and vibrant democracy that is lead by Chavez but fueled by the revolutionary struggle of the people, the Phoenix that arises from the ashes of imperial collapse will hopefully look a lot like the structure of Venezuelan society: healthcare for all, free education for all, investment in an aging infrastructure and care for our elderly, community control and activism, respect for our indigenous cultures and protection of the environment.
However, the thing that I love the most about Venezuela: the absence of a hostile and violent foreign policy.

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

In the name of Love

Vote Ron Paul!!!

+ 1

Best comment on the whole thread.

Ron Paul president should be our main focus.
Nothing good comes out of neverending talk about side issues...

The only person with a real chance to win presidential office who is truly against illegal unconstitutional wars is Ron Paul & we must do all we can to help get him elected.

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15



She explained it was his mistake

that he joined.

I saw that and removed my snide

remark. However she claims Bush murdered her son on her blog. Her son was at least half responsible if not completely for his untimely end.

I tell you, I really feel sorry for these kids.

We're all brainwashed at a young age. I do not doubt that most of these kids go into it with a trusting wish to serve the (mythical) country they love.

Sadly, it seems to be an extraordinary event that any of us wake up.

Have you seen the Joe Rogan video posted a while back? It's really good: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl2JQfxnnHU

I was one of those kids.

It is up to the parent(s) to raise their children proper and discourage that type of decision.

I personally discouraged my two step sons from joining, one wanted to go to West Point the other to the Naval Academy. I showed them some videos of what some of the soldiers come back like. Brain dead, limbs missing, colostomy bags, etc. My youngest son is probably as close to a conscientious objector as you can get.

But none of that happens without careful and consistent parenting. They need to make mistakes to learn but a parents MAIN job is to prevent the life long altering/ending mistakes like joining the military.

^ I was NOT one of those kids.

Yep, kids need to make mistakes to learn and a parents MAIN job is to prevent the life long altering/ending mistakes like joining the military. But I didn't need anybody to tell me not to make that mistake. So you were in the military, but you think you're so much smarter than Cindy? Well, you're evidently not as smart as you think you are.

"I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this any more!"
- Howard Beale

At that time I wasn't for sure.

The stupid progressive is no more intelligent that the stupid kid that joins the military. I guess Cindy wasn't that smart to begin with.

Like Ron Paul said to Chris Matthews, "it's one package". A sensible foreign policy and economic freedom. Maybe you're not there yet, you'll come around.

Cindy Sheehan worshippers listen up.

Hugo Chavez is a dictator.Why hold an election when you can have a permanent authoritarian leader put into place?...thats exactly what Hugo Chavez is no matter how you try to spin the information and say it was a "democratic" election. Hitler was elected democratically and well the rest is history. Im not saying that Hugo is a threat to the u.s. either, but Im making clear to you that that Hugo Chavez is the kind of man Cindy Sheehan would have coffee and crumpits with? No thanks...shes got an agenda.

"Clark_Kent" is a tool

1. Hugo Chavez is not "a dictator". He has been elected to the public office of President by the people there in three straight Democratic elections (despite attempted inteference and bribery by the American CIA), and he has also survived an attempt at a bloody Coup d' Etat perpetrated by the fascist mass-murdering American CIA.

2. Unlike America, Hugo Chavez never started any Wars in his life. He is not a Warmonger, and he (like Ron Paul) correctly opposes the crooked U.S. Foreign Policy of shame. He is also not a Corporatist. All this hatred by the United States Government directed at Hugo Chavez is precisely because he has defeated the forces of Corporatism in his own Country, and succeeded at reclaiming the control of Venezuela Oil for the benefit of their own society (and driven away the profiteers). American Oil Monopolies and the CIA (the real "dictators" here) are pissed -- and that's where all the demonization comes from.

3. Hugo Chavez has not only used Oil revenues to benefit the poor people and for social uplift in his own Country, he has also sold cheap Oil into America as well for people who qualify for assisted Home heating oil plans. This is the type of guy who America smears as "an enemy", while they simulataneously prop-up and support murders and tyrants throughout the Middle-East. In fact, it is actually America, and the American Government that is the real "Dictatorship". For we are the Country of perpetual War, no more Bill Of Rights, Human Torture, and legalized bribery masquarading as a "political system".

4. Given a choice between suffering under a bunch of lying Totalitarian War Criminals and Fascists like George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Barack Obama, etc. .. I would much rather have a leader in this Country who, like Hugo Chavez, was a peace oriented, humanitarian, who was strong enough, smart enough, and principled enough to stand up and oppose crooked Corporatism, CIA violence, and War Crimes.


FYI: The few men of peace that we have, such as Ron Paul, have no animosity towards Hugo Chavez -- its only the fascists like yourself who do.

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Hm, I'm not sure Chavez is worth your

ardor. True he's less of a menace by far than any recent U.S. (and most past) presidents. but that hardly sets a high standard.
You and I seem to have read differing accounts of the Chavez regime. Possibly my research is partly in error, or yours may be. I doubt we can judge countries impacted by U.S. imperialism with clarity until the U.S. is peaceful and non-interventionist.
Until then a healthy skepticism about all strong government leaders would seem the best approach.