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Summer

Summer--a period of growth. Growth is strong here, this summer. Following a densely flowering spring due to a balance of rain and warm sunny periods, we are into the idyllic weather typical of this region in late July. Life is surging! I feel terrific!

Summer is the half-way point of the year, a time to take stock. I therefore ask two questions to help me assess my growth so far this year: "What new experiences have I had?" and "How well am I living up to my stated goals for the year?

spin on July 4


Keep Australia Out of U.S. wars – Time for Australia’s independence from U.S.A.

On Thursday evening 4 July, America’s Independence Day, 80 people attended a lively public forum in Melbourne calling on the Australian government to keep Australia out of U.S. wars and declaring that it is time for Australia to be independent of the U.S.A. 

The meeting, organised by IPAN-Victoria, heard from 3 engaging and informative speakers who drew on the impacts of U.S. bases, marines and political influence on Australia's sovereignty.

renewal

I am starting a thread on the theme of renewal. Renaming is one way I am finally able to defeat the raining bots that have blocked my postings.

Regardless of this problem posting entries, I am moving on.

I have just returned from vacation. A holiday is an escape from regular life to renew one's energy and perspective. I have indeed returned renewed.

I began a journey to an international meeting where I reconnected with long time friends and made new friends. What brings us together is our shared concern from the biggest problem of the world.

bots

I attended a seminar on cyber hacking and sabotage. The speaker is a computer programmer. She explained that cyber attacks are bombardments of bots that overwhelm a page to impede its operation. This is why a targeted web page cannot be found sometimes. It can be why data does not get saved.

I believe this blog has been attacked and that is why I have hardly been able to post anything all year. I think the reason is the political content. 

I am working to try to thwart these attacks.

just peace -Misconduct

Make sure you are not falsely accused of misconduct by an employer. Misconduct is willful attacks on the company, management or co-workers. It could be deliberate damage of the employer's property or that of co-workers, sabotage of operations, making pejorative comments about co-workers, the company or its service/ products. It could be using violent language or physical violence or threats of violence at the workplace or at work-related activities. It could also be repeated insubordination, which is refusal to carry out normal, agreed-upon work duties or specific instructions about tasks that properly fall under your job responsibilities.

Just Peace-Earth Day msg

So sorry for not posting since January. There has been a technical problem, which I have passed on to my service provider, Vistaprint.ca. It seems to be a problem accessing the blog on my site through certain browsers. At last I am able to post once again. I'll catch up!

Since late January, I have been involved in a peace effort to prevent a war with or military intervention into Venezuela owing to US and right-wing schemes to demean, misrepresent, wreck and overtake the current Bolivarian government of President Maduro.

Just Peace -media on Venezuela

Published by Fair.org

January 25, 2019
‘Resistance’ Media Side With Trump to Promote Coup in Venezuela

Alan MacLeod


 We like to think we have an adversarial media—one that will stand up, in particular, to Donald Trump. The media assured us that they would perform their crucial democratic role in holding this dangerous new president and commander-in-chief accountable at every turn. This struck a chord with the public; in the wake of Trump’s victory in 2016, theNew York Timesadded over aquarter-million digital subscribers

Just Peace- Venezuela President

Recopied here is an article from the new "Just Peace Newsbulletin" of January 2019.

RESPECT THE VENEZUELAN ELECTIONS AND DEMOCRATIC PROCESS
In Venezuela on May 22, 2018, Nicolas Maduro was re-elected with almost 68% of the votes. On January 15, 2019, the inauguration of the second term of his presidency was held. His party represents the Bolivarian movement to raise living standards for workers and the poor, provide more public services, and regionalize and nationalize economic activities.

Just Peace-Indigenous Rights

The development of pipelines for transporting petroleum and natural gas have been stirring up relations with indigenous communities for decades. There are struggles over two pipelines in my region, British Columbia/ unceded lands of Coast Salish Territories. One is the expansion of the Transmountain pipeline and marine terminal to send bitumen from the Alberta tarsands to the Port of Vancouver and the other is the addition of a gas pipeline from the Peace River region of Northeast B.C. to the Port of Kitimat.

Just Peace-Review of 2018

Time to sum up the year, I guess. I did review my short- and long-term goals in the fall, finding myself mostly on track and arriving at the decisions I had wanted to make by then. I have made some adjustments to the goals regarding financial planning.

I am feeling good—refreshed after a break and very positive from assessing my present situation.

Christmas Holiday

First, let me talk about my holiday. I took the plunge, splurged and did a Mayan Riviera resort stay. My first time in Mexico and on an all-inclusive holiday package at a big resort.
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