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moon in the water Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 04-26-2010 10:46 PM
the water does not try
to reflect the moon
and the moon has no desire
to be reflected
but when the clouds clear
there is the moon in the water
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In General manifesto Entry Tools Rating: 5 Stars!
  #61 New 04-23-2011 03:19 AM
photo of an election poster in Kyoto by colm mcmullan used under creative commons licence

In politics stupidity is not a handicap
Napoleon Bonaparte

The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers
Dick the butcher's manifesto
King Henry VI (Act IV, Scene II) by William Shakespeare

There are elections in Japan on Sunday. Again. The election trucks are out every day. They are small vans with speakers on the top. The campaign workers and the candidates wear white gloves and wave and smile. THEY LOUDLY AND POLITELY REPEAT THE NAME OF THE CANDIDATE. THEY LOUDLY AND POLITELY REPEAT THE NAME OF THE CANDIDATE. THEY LOUDLY AND POLITELY REPEAT THE NAME OF THE CANDIDATE. Really that's what it's like. All day long. One truck passes. Then another. From morning to evening. I don't get to vote.

We need altruistic, dynamic and capable leaders in sports politics as well as national politics. But we get people with their own agendas and scandals. Like Joćo Havelange. Sepp Blatter. Juan Antonio Samaranch. Bernard Ecclestone. Max Mosley.

Years ago I went to organization meetings. I don't remember any interesting discussions. I always wondered why we didn't just train together instead. It would have been more fun. And it would probably have been more useful.

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#6 04-29-2011 02:03 AM
niall Says:
The serenity prayer is used by Alcoholics Anonymous and other programs. So you could say it is one of the most useful and practical prayers in the world. Maybe the most.
#5 04-24-2011 04:55 AM
guest1234567 Says:
Very nice the prayer David shared, thanks Niall, I hadn't seen it
#4 04-24-2011 04:25 AM
niall Says:
Wise comment, Francis, thanks. Yes if we keep rowing we're always moving forward! By chance today I noticed the serenity prayer in an old thread that was just revived. It's a little like your mind over matter. Politics is about changing the things we can and knowing that difference.
#3 04-24-2011 04:22 AM
niall Says:
Thank you Carina as always for your links and your positive spirit. Which is the same as positive ki! Nice poem.
#2 04-23-2011 07:11 PM
aikishihan Says:
Keep the faith, and keep rowing the boat; what ever may happen, you still have my vote! Remember, Nilall, Mind over Matter...... If you don't mind, it simply won't matter. In Oneness.
#1 04-23-2011 04:05 PM
guest1234567 Says:
Thanks Niall I agree to everything so there's not much to add and of course it is more fun training than discussing and after a good sweaty training I'm sure that something positive would come out. I found this nice song of Technoir with the same name of the post Manifesto ..............And this poem "Election year" by Jim Finnegan

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