Re: [humanism-166] Do you want to be involved in this ?

From: Josh
Sent on: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 11:21 AM
I couldn't agree more!!!

- JW

On 9/4/13 11:10 AM, Josiah AKA Baby wrote:
> I for one am about ready to leave the group over this shit. This is not
> the appropriate place for this discussion. Telling me to fix it on my
> end when it shouldn’t ever have been given to me seriously? Humanists
> who don’t respect other humans desires? Can you say Hypocrisy? If this
> group is full of such people I will gladly leave it and find real
> humanists.
>
> *From:*[address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] *On
> Behalf Of *Ermias Asfaw
> *Sent:* Wednesday, September 04,[masked]:59 AM
> *To:* [address removed]
> *Subject:* Re: [humanism-166] Do you want to be involved in this ?
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> I enjoy the emails - those that find it annoying but want kept in the
> loop, please use technology and filter the email to auto archive or
> delete upon arrival and save as your YELLING :)
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> On Sep 4, 2013, at 9:51, Vince T <[address removed]
> <mailto:[address removed]>> wrote:
>
>     It appears there is some disagreement.  Some people enjoy the emails
>     and banter, others are frustrated and annoyed by it.  There have
>     been expressions of kindness and brotherhood, as well as virulent
>     attacks on individuals and political groups. The contradictions
>     don't end there.  In fact, this seemed to have started with an offer
>     to provide a platform in which to express and share thoughts and
>     political perspectives; this was quickly followed by expressions of
>     anger and oppression. What does that tell us about human nature? Are
>     we doomed? Is there hope? Is the answer within us or among us?  This
>     has been very interesting and I believe worth pondering for some time.
>
>     *From:*Jeff M <[address removed] <mailto:[address removed]>>
>     *To:* [address removed] <mailto:[address removed]>
>     *Sent:* Wednesday, September 4,[masked]:56 AM
>     *Subject:* RE: [humanism-166] Do you want to be involved in this ?
>
>     Well said Kate.!!!
>
>     From: [address removed] <mailto:[address removed]>
>     To: [address removed] <mailto:[address removed]>
>     Subject: Re: [humanism-166] Do you want to be involved in this ?
>     Date: Tue, 3 Sep[masked]:38:47 -0400
>
>     One can simply not be a humanist and be involved in politics, unless
>     it serves the humanist principals. Last time I checked, we're
>     starving the poor, gutting medical for the poor and disadvantaged,
>     destroying water supplies and padding the pockets of corporations,
>     french-kissing republican asses and padding the pockets of tea party
>     psychotics.  No thank you. If one truly wants to make a difference,
>     volunteer your time, hold a hungry child while she eats, give a hand
>     up and be truly a compassionate human.
>
>     - K.
>
>     On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 6:22 PM, j <[address removed]
>     <mailto:[address removed]>> wrote:
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>         No worries. We're almost there. Real time debates in real time,
>         all the time.
>
>         On Sep 3,[masked]:41 PM, "Siva" <[address removed]
>         <mailto:[address removed]>> wrote:
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>             We already know everyone is dissatisfied.
>
>             The important question is how to provide a real INCENTIVE
>             for Congress
>             to change its ways (i. e. via blackmail, counter-lobbying,
>             or other
>             forms of political extortion/manipulati­on).
>
>             No one does anything without an incentive (basic law of
>             human nature).
>
>             So unless you have a new sack of candy to offer Congress, or can
>             credibly threaten to take away the ones it has, your trip is
>             pointless.
>
>             Sorry.
>
>             On 9/3/13, Nathan Curland <[address removed]
>             <mailto:[address removed]>> wrote:
>             > The following is from Michael.  If you want to be interviewed, let me know
>             > ASAP!  (Note: this is NOT sponsored by HofMn!)
>             >
>             >
>             >
>             > Everyone knows how much Americans are dissatisfied with Congress.
>             > Politicians only listen to their campaign donors and the special interests
>             > and the People are the ones whose voices are drowned out in the process.
>             >
>             > My wife and I are traveling the country to collect people's stories about
>             > how the dysfunction in Congress affects their lives.
>             >
>             > We will be in the Minneapolis area this week and I would like to find out if
>             > any of your group's members would be interested in meeting with us and
>             > telling us their personal stories, on camera if possible, about how
>             > Congressional dysfunction affects them. Your meetup on Saturday, Sept. 7th
>             > may be an ideal venue.
>             >
>             > To find out more about us, you can visit:http://www.voicef...­
>             >
>             > Let us know.
>             > Thanks.
>             >
>             > Michael
>             >
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