Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Our Ultimate Hero

Our Ultimate Hero

Our Ultimate Hero

Posted: 01 May 2012 08:58 AM PDT

Hi Robin,

My name is Easter Iuli, Im married to 1SG Fa'ataui DAVID Iuli but he goes by DAVE, we are currently stationed at Joint Base Lewis Mcchord in washington state. Our Hero is currently in Afghanistan. We have 4 beautiful kids from the ages of 4 to 11, Tuli, Tamali'i, Melody and Isaiah. We want to salute my husband because he is THE Ultimate Hero! He's an amazing Man of God who has taught us to put God first and everything else will fall into its place. He's a Lead Usher at church, a great Youth leader, a rugby player, a football player, basketball player, he's an amazingly patient dad and a loving husband, he's a humble man that enjoys helping people and NEVER wants anything in return but would rather you pay it forward and thank God. His favorite thing to do is spend time us laughing and being silly and play RUGBY! The pictures above are his of our disney vacation, his military ball and also a picture of our 7yr old daughter Tamali'i who cries herself to sleep some nights with his picture and a picture of him when he was deploying, to her he is the BEST of the BEST of the BEST Heros! We look forward to his return so we can go on our hawaii vacation. Also in the pictures are him and his soldiers.

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President Obama Should Tout His Military Successes

Posted: 01 May 2012 08:57 AM PDT

For decades the Republicans have been touting their military prowess inasmuch as 9/11 occurred on their watch mostly because of ineptitude throughout the chain of command in the White House. Now they are calling foul because the President is touting his success. His has been substantive, theirs a sequence of blunders over the last several years of the Bush administration.

Romney has been methodically attempting to discredit the president's foreign policy accomplishments. Should he simple accept the criticism? NO. A strong offense beats any defense every time in politics.

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Marcha Guayaquil

Posted: 01 May 2012 08:45 AM PDT

Guayaquil marcha Guayaquil por d�a del trabajo

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Why Shouldn't Obama Claim His Capture of Bin Laden? It Happened On His Watch, Didn't It?

Posted: 01 May 2012 08:42 AM PDT

On the anniversary of the killing of Osama Bin Laden, we hear cries from the GOP for president Obama's "politicizing" that event. As well, there is the recent release of a controversial campaign spot which casts doubt that Mitt Romney would have had the decisiveness to "pull the trigger" so to speak on the mission that led to Bin Laden's demise. the Drudgereport leads with a navy seal protest of Obama's use of the mission for political gain.

To my ears, this is a rather pathetic sort of wailing by a toothless GOP that certainly had its chance to bring down America's most wanted villain during seven of the eight years of Bush 2's presidency.

Al Quaeda is a shell of its former self--it was the shadow of one man--Bin Laden--and with his passing at the hands of the seals and on the orders of, yes, Barrack Obama, the United States is a far, far safer place. why shouldn't Obama own it? It happened on his watch, didn't it?

Of far greater concern is anyone who would show celebrative joy over the death of Bin Laden. that's just plain tacky and falls into the category of those that pose with the corpses of their enemies--you just don't show disrespect for the dead, and the president has, in my book, shown the right measure of decorum and reserve in noting the anniversary in question, which adds only to the president's credibility and certainty for a second term.

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marcha Guayaquil por d�a del trabajo

Posted: 01 May 2012 08:41 AM PDT

Guayaquil calle Pedro Carbo y nueve de octubre

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marcha por d�a del trabajo.

Posted: 01 May 2012 07:42 AM PDT

marcha en Guayaquil

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Marcha por d�a del Trabajador en Guayaquil

Posted: 01 May 2012 07:31 AM PDT

Calles Manabi y Rumichaca en Guayaquil

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Pledge of Allegiance gathering

Posted: 01 May 2012 03:38 AM PDT

A few more pics, of the faces and people who gathered for the Pledge of Allegiance.

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Sweden Welcomed Mayday with Fire!

Posted: 01 May 2012 12:28 AM PDT

Yesterday evening (April 30/2012) people in Sweden welcomed Mayday with bonfire across the country and I was able to capture these moments in Stockholm at suburb called Akalla. The fire was lit at 20:45 GMT local time and people from all walks of life, religion, race, age groups and genders were enjoying the night winning, eating, dancing, snapping pictures (like me) until mid-night. This's an annual event which is called Walpurgis Night (Swedish: Valborgsmässoafton or simply Valborg) has more or less become a de facto half holiday. One of the main traditions in Sweden is to light large bonfires, a custom that is most firmly established in Svealand and may have begun in Uppland during the 18th century: "At Walpurgis (Valborg), farm animals were let out to graze, and ever since the early 18th century bonfires (majbrasor, kasar) have been lit to scare away predators.

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A call for clean and fair elections

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 08:49 PM PDT

Today, I took part in Bersih 3.0, the third rally by the Malaysian people to demand free and fair elections. "Bersih", meaning "Clean" in Malaysia, originally started as a politically neutral organisation calling for electoral reform, but now has transformed into a national movement demanding long-term systematic change in the way our government operates.

After attending Bersih 2.0, I attended today's rally with a sense of trepidation, but also a deep sense of patriotism. I went to support a cause I truly believe in, one that pushes Malaysia to become what we've always dreamed we could be, and more.

I wasn't sure how many people would turn up - voter apathy is a huge problem in Malaysia, and after the clashes with police during Bersih 2.0 (where some policemen even threw tear gas into a hospital compound), I didn't know if people would come in the same numbers or with the same level of enthusiasm to Bersih 3.0. But as I walked around the edge of Dataran Merdeka ("Independence Square", located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur) and saw the hundreds of thousands of people who had showed up to demand change, I knew that I was now part of something special. People of all races, religions, ages, and personal beliefs were gathered there to seek out their fundamental democratic right - to vote, and have their vote counted fairly, without fear of tampering, exclusion, or intervention.

And just as the fever pitch had reached the peak of its crescendo, and the crowd readied to storm the barriers blocking the roads to Dataran Merdeka, the government fired its water cannons and released tear gas into the crowds. The rally-goers quickly scattered in search of safety.

Civil disobedience lies at the heart of true democracy. When the government no longer represents its people, it is up to the people to demand fair representation. And when the government chooses to fire on its own people in order to guard the status quo, it has forgotten the original reason of its existence – to serve and protect the people it was elected to represent.

In my opinion, Bersih is not just about honest elections, the end to persecution, or the call for fundamental change; it is about starting a conversation. It is about awakening people's minds to the alternative to what has been for so long. It is about inviting people, perhaps for the first time, to discuss what they believe in, their values and hopes and dreams, and how they want to see these desires manifested in their government. If people watching become intrigued and start to think about things differently, then I think Bersih will have truly succeeded, regardless of who wins in the next election.

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Giving a Voice to Victims of Sexual Violence

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 08:45 PM PDT

Biola University participated in Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) by hosting a Sexual Violence Awareness week on campus April 23-27. The theme was "Give Voice," encouraging victimized students to voice their stories and find healing, not leaving them as a damaging secret within. Being that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will have been sexually assaulted by the age of 18, Biola felt a need to have a sexual violence awareness week to bring these realities to light.

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War On Women Rally, Columbus, Ohio

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 06:55 PM PDT

Several hundred people turned out to support women's rights on April 28th at the Ohio Statehouse, as part of the nationwide Unite Women rallies across the country. Here are a few highlights from Columbus, Ohio.

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Pledge of Allegiance gathering

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 06:36 PM PDT

Roughly 1,000 people filled Falmouth's Town Hall green Monday evening to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in unison.
Falmouth residents turned up with their families, veterans came in uniform and everyone came waving flags.
The outpouring was spurred by outrage over a decision last Monday by Melissa Freitag, Vice Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, not to say the pledge at the weekly meeting.

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Pledge of Allegiance protest gathering

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 06:18 PM PDT

Last Monday night at the Town of Falmouth Selectmen meeting, selectperson Melissa C. Freitag, decided that they would not say the Pledge of Allegiance that night, causing an uproar in the town of Falmouth. In response the Veterans and Mass house Rep for Barnstable David Vieira to hold a gathering this evening to say the Pledge of Allegiance on the lawn in front of the Falmouth Town Hall. Falmouth police Chief Anthony J. Riello estimated a crowd over 1000, with only a few shouts of protest the crowd was orderly.

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My Favorite Avenger Is Iron Man

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 04:02 PM PDT

See you May 3

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Credit Is Due: Obama Order Took Out Bin Laden

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 01:13 PM PDT

The  latest dustup in the battle between Democrats and Republicans is over a  new video from Team Obama on the decision by President Barack Obama to  launch the raid inside Pakistan last year and take out Osama Bin Laden,  Public Enemy #1 to all Americans.

But  let's give credit where credit is due. Rather than miss the chance to  remove Bin Laden from the picture, President Obama rightly called for  Navy Seals Team 6 to go deep into Pakistan without notice and seize his  compound and kill Bin Laden. The President deserves the credit for the  win for the American people and in memory of the thousands of lives lost  on 9/11.

Kudos and salutes also go to our brave service members who carried out that order.

Where  the rub lies say Republicans is that the video went too far by  suggesting that presumptive GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney would  not have had the same nerve to make such a difficult call.

Had  the video simply left it as a tribute to Obama's resolve and decison  and not tried to politicize the raid, all would have been well say  Republicans.

Republicans  point to 2008 when Team Obama decried then Senator Hillary Clinton for  politicizing the same issue in her campaign run against the then Senator  Obama.

Did the video cross the line?

Should the killing of Bin Laden be a political issue during the presidential campaign?

What are your views on giving the President credit for the raid and death of Bin Laden?

Was the inference against Romney justified?

From the Cornfield, I do believe in giving credit where is due and the President does deserve credit for his decision.

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My response to the Obama Administration's Drug Czar in his Arpil 29th statement on Industrial Hemp

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 01:03 PM PDT

So today, I found an article by The Huffington Post, apparently seven months ago there was an online petition floating around, which was SPONSORED by the white house finally got a response from Gil Kerlikowske, The Obama Administration's drug Czar. According to a letter from the United States Accountability office, the drug czar is a slang term for whoever directs dug-control propaganda in the United States. So seven months after this petition allegedly came into play, it was responded with about 1 paragraph worth of babbling nonsense. In his VERY FIRST interview as the US Drug Czar, with the Washington post he says "Regardless of how you try to explain to people it's a 'war on drugs' or a 'war on a product,' people see a war as a war on them," he said. "We're not at war with people in this country." Now the statement 'war on product' alone brings up a lot of questions all on it's own, I don't like that. That could mean a war on ANYTHING we consume if interpreted the wrong way. And to say they are not at war with the people of this country is a clear contradiction to what is happening right now. I understand they are after the big shots, which is what they keep saying, and it makes sense, but they are waging skirmishes with the general public to get to that point. I'm speaking of raids which bend the term 'probable cause' further than it was ever intended as well as circle talk which must be a class in police academy's across the nation because they aren't out to protect you, they will do anything in their power to get you to say something that will incriminate yourself. President Obama's misleading claims are the focus of most news stories on the topic and for good reason, but the latest statements from the drug czar have apparently slipped under the radar. This is in regard to INDUSTRIAL HEMP by the way, the petition was not intended to promote or propose legalization of the 'drug' marijuana.

I am going to quote the White House Drug Czar's exact response to the petition:
OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE RESPONSE TO Allow Industrial Hemp to be grown in the U.S. Once Again
What We Have to Say About Marijuana and Hemp Production
By Gil Kerlikowske
America's farmers deserve our Nation's help and support to ensure rural America's prosperity and vitality. Federal law prohibits human consumption, distribution, and possession of Schedule I controlled substances. Hemp and marijuana are part of the same species of cannabis plant. While most of the THC in cannabis plants is concentrated in the marijuana, all parts of the plant, including hemp, can contain THC, a Schedule I controlled substance. The Administration will continue looking for innovative ways to support farmers across the country while balancing the need to protect public health and safety.

Now if you know anything about hemp or marijuana, you'll notice right away how ridiculous this sounds. More so if you know a thing or two about how the feds talk! He more or less deflects the issue onto something completely irrelevant…marijuana. The petition has nothing to do with the use of marijuana and the hemp itself does NOT have THC!! The THC is created in the flowers and buds, which is what is most often eaten and consumed. It is a different thing altogether and of course he would twist this to make it sound like they wanted to legalize pot. Way to go white house staff you have successfully made yourselves look like you cannot READ let alone tell the difference in a plant by looking at it.
Hemp is NOT a schedule I substance and can legally be possessed and consumed if it has been imported in the form of a pre-made product…but yet it's a drug and we can't grow it? Tell me how that makes any sense. There's a lot more to the article and if this sounds interesting to you I recommend you read it yourself as they go into much more detail analyzing everything that is wrong with what he said.

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Wake The "F" Up - Episode 4 - Election 2012

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 02:58 AM PDT





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Wake The "F" Up - Episode 3 - WAR

Posted: 29 Apr 2012 04:01 PM PDT


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Sufism: Purification of the Soul.

Posted: 29 Apr 2012 01:03 PM PDT

Sufism or Tasswauf (Spirituality/ Spiritualism) is the medium which help practitioner for strong connectivity with God. Images of a Tomb where people come and gather for gaining spiritual powers with the help of Famous Sufi BABA MISRI SHAH, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.
Sufism is a science whose objective is the reparation of the heart and turning it away from all else but God as per Classical Tasawwuf (Spirituality) Scholar. The typical early Sufi lived in a cell of a mosque and taught a small band of disciples. The extent to which Sufism was influenced by Buddhist and Hindu mysticism, and by the example of Christian hermits and monks, is disputed, but self-discipline and concentration on God quickly led to the belief that by quelling the self and through loving ardour for God it is possible to maintain a union with the divine in which the human self melts away.
To enter the way of Sufism, the seeker begins by finding a teacher, as the connection to the teacher is considered necessary for the growth of the pupil. The teacher, to be genuine, must have received the authorization to teach from another Master of the Way.
in an unbroken succession leading back to Sufism's origin with Muslims Last Prophet Hazrat Muhammad P.B.U.H, It is the transmission of the divine light from the teacher's heart to the heart of the student, rather than of worldly knowledge transmitted from mouth to ear, that allows the adept to progress. In addition, the genuine teacher will be utterly strict in his adherence to the Divine Law. Scholars and adherents of Sufism are unanimous in agreeing that Sufism cannot be learned through books. To reach the highest levels of success in Sufism typically requires that the disciple live with and serve the teacher for many, many years.
The spread of Sufism has been considered a definitive factor in the spread of Islam, and in the creation of integrally Islamic cultures, especially in Africa[35] and Asia. Persian Sufi poets and philosophers such as Rumi and Attar of Nishapur greatly enhanced the spread of Islamic culture in Anatolia, Central Asia, and South Asia. Sufism also played a role in creating and propagating the culture of the Ottoman world,[38] and in resisting European imperialism in North Africa and South Asia.
The devotional practices of Sufis vary widely. This is because an acknowledged and authorized master of the Sufi path is in effect a physician of the heart, able to diagnose the seeker's impediments to knowledge and pure intention in serving God, and to prescribe to the seeker a course of treatment appropriate to his or her maladies. The consensus among Sufi scholars is that the seeker cannot self-diagnose, and that it can be extremely harmful to undertake any of these practices alone and without formal authorization.

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Posted: 29 Apr 2012 07:14 AM PDT

Obama, Romney, Congress, Career Politicians ALL UNDERSTAND NUMBERS, if you want Term Limits in Congress, send this video to every person on your email list.


Make them aware that with thousands of people can make a difference and Politicans WILL NOW UNDERSTAND THAT THEY HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO MAKE TERM LIMITS HAPPEN IN 2012......WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN

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