A blood soaked Arthur IS RISING

Gonzo journalism and fiction is a tricky mix.... Welcome to my razor's edge.


I am an elf in the attic making mind toys with sharp edges; an educated writer who gets good reviews, who you can read for free in the rough form of first drafts on the web, or purchase in a book form.
The best soldier does not attack. The superior fighter succeeds without violence. The greatest conqueror wins without struggle. The most successful manager leads without dictating. This is intelligent non aggressiveness. This is called the mastery of men.


Welcome to you, I am John Scott Ridgway, Novelist, Poet, Blogger, Radio and TV writer and actor... five books, also paint in oils and acrylics. I am poet warrior of sorts, a non violent radical, personally, though understanding of those who choose other paths IN THE EIGHTY PLUS COUNTRIES AT LAST COUNT THAT came in this blog ...

The predicted revolutions in the USA and around the would are going to

be violent in the next twenty years, is what the CIA says. I want them to stay peaceful, which is the only way to win this struggle between haves and have nots. They have more guns, we have more people,, and they include the mothers and sisters and brothers of the people they will ask to fight us.... I think they underestimate the police.

NEVER ACCEPT APPEASEMENT OVER JUSTICE. By any means necessary is the reality. . . the USA can be spared stupid wars, but other countries. . . need different solutions. . .

The number of Countries that have come in to have a look at this blog humbles me. Thank you very much.



PROFESSIONALS, HOPEFULLY, like the police, military, etc...

understanding that violence is sometimes needed

does not mean I like anything about the sound

of fists hitting faces

Boxing is too much for me

make me feel like I am watching

dog fights with toothless pitbulls

"I am an artist first, and a politician second," as John Lennon said.

My intentions are to stop the violence from entering into

revolutionary wars

the CIA


will break out in the next twenty years all over the

world, including here...

But Ill tell ya,

if there is not some redistribution of

wealth here there and everywhere




My intentions is to keep these protests peaceful

so we can win

without bloodshed

Total War for Total Peace

Never incites violence

or destroys property

you should be able

to go to protests with strollers and babies

parents feeling as safe as the police

Now, poetry...

I am too far out into the battlefield to retreat. This CHARGE is win or die...


A blood soaked Arthur has risen

be aware

be very aware

total war
for total peace
is being fought

THERE will be many ways to die
and only one to live
give and give and give
until the worlds downtrodden and oppressed
can begin to forgive
before things get bloody and ruthless
My Peace sign shot full of holes
and my reason ignored
drowned out by the roar of machine guns

You cannot break the golden rule
all the time and not expect
consequences from nature

we will fight for our right to thrive as well
we do not accept your sentence
to poverty so you can earn more
by shipping the factory off to China

nothing this mindgame in america can do to us
can destroy this thing inside that yearns for freedom
enough to die in the name of JUSTICE
generation after generation
from time

No more hyper-reality FOR US. We have already spent too long in an oasis of belief where nothing is wrong, folks... Now, we must face this was all a mirage... and try like hell to get out of this desert... or resolve ourself to the fact that we will leave our children to starve in the barren sands.

There are better ways to defeat an enemy than an outright fight, especially if you are vastly outnumbered, like the Elite. MSM PSY-WAR allows them to control our actions through our thoughts, and basically stop our FORCE from activating. I am not saying we should fight just because we can win, I am just saying we should fight before we lose, if no other option is left us.... because a world is at stake.

  • You are a spark in dry timber, stopped from becoming a roaring flame
    They SET UP LAWS THAT ALLOW THEM TO STEAL. MURDER. BRAINWASH THEIR CRITICS. We must begin to feel challenged now to stop them. Or WE WILL LOSE EVERYTHING. PERIOD. THE SKY, OTHER SPECIES, OUR WATER... OUR MINDS. No more hyper-reality for us... too long in that oasis where nothing is wrong folks... we must face this is all a mirage.
    • OUR LACK OF RESOLVE TO CHANGE OUR WORLD MUST PUZZLE THE GODS THEMSELVES.... how can we be this collectively dum? And if we are....then the brains will be looked to as potential saviors.... when all too often they are just psocyo-paths and stooges and scared folks under the gun who are ALLOWED to CON EVERYONE... FOR THE GOOD OF A

A cruel slap woke me to the PAIN
at the moment of birth;
My first cry was NO
buried in unintelligible screams.
I am a man now.
Now I catch your hand and break all the fingers.

the promise

You must be whoever the enemy fears the least
or fears the most.

No other position is saf

da general

Welcome to the spark that inflames TOTAL WAR FOR TOTAL PEACE.

I am too far out into the battlefield to retreat. This CHARGE is win or die...

THE ELVES ATTIC is stories, poetry, essay's, peculiar events in my life . . . oil painting, articles.

Your patience for bearing with me on my first drafts is a much appreciated kindness. Your worldwide interest is my muse . . .Lately I have been writing a book called Gangsta General x, about a revolutionary in the USA, who is fighting to keep the revolt peaceful as things spin out of control in the states after a famine gets the populace hungry enough to change their society once and for all....

HOW TO USE THIS BLOG: There is a black and white jukebox in the right column that you can shut off, or find songs on.... To listen to the COMEDY SKITS FROM THE SHOW PEACE AND PIPEDREAMS... turn off the black jukebox, and turn on the Green one. I play Moon Bong Haze and Jesus...

I have five majors, five books, two tv shows, a radio show, 76 countries at last count on this site alone, and over a million online readers to my credit. I can't thank any of you enough for all of your help and encouragement over the years; the favors and aide that has been offered me, the trust in my leadership... you are all SACRED TO ME ... even you folks I tend to hate.


Thank you.


Give em what they want...

You have two choices as a writer.  You can write what people will read, and hope to be read, or you can say fuck all that fame and money shit, I am going to do all my work and throw it in a closet, then when I die leave it to a publisher, for the fuck of it... great story for the jacket cover.... A guy here in town who created a graphic novel of hundreds and hundreds of pages ate at night, after work, and he told no one of this endeavor.   The primary characters are little girls, and I think that in the end, he was working out an obsession in a healthy way, if you now  what I mean...  regardless.

I of course was raised on the teat of a mother who promised the milk of fame and wealth....  I sucked like hell for awhile.... until I figured out she was lying.  Most people still SUCK.  I can't stop them.  Mom has endless teats in an infinity of shapes and sizes and lies specialized for every child she spews from her gaping, hellish cunt.

The internet came along and I learned that I could publish without having to go through an editor, a reader, a couple more editor, a committee at a magazine....   Jesus.  One story I wrote about a woman being abused who would not admit it to herself, Iron, was sent out to a psychiatrist to see if they should publish it  (at the time, I had already developed my idea to speak to certain audiences, be they working class, or elite poets, etc....  and was publishing in a Christian Feminist magazine with an abuse theme, that ended up in Church basements across the world, where I hoped women like the simple one I wrote in the story would recognize themselves... you know, I wanted the work to have impact, not make me a lot of money or extend some literary rep., like an agent would have told me to do).

In the last few weeks I have come into contact with a lot of people on Facebook who are just being introduced to me as a 'writer.'  They may think they are meeting me, have a sense of me, etc... but when you extrapolate that you know who a writer is, or how they a act, etc.. from their writing, you are being tricked.   Writer's books about themselves always have to be CORRECTED by later biographers.  We have one product to sell -- ourselves, and no matter how open one may be about their faults (IN MY WORK IS MY EVERY SIN... in a way, I offer them up to the context of my life, and indeed see, to my relief, that I act righteously most of the time, thanks I am sure entirely due to my parents, who were about as ethical as two people can be, and very active in all kinds of good works all the time).   The only opinions I care about are the ones that address my writing directly, to be honest.... others piss me off or make me happy, etc... but they are fleeting moments -- if I feel burned by someone on the net, or feel the truth demands a comment that is going to piss someone off, I respond once and then almost never go back and look at the thread again.... pissing matches on the internet are not worth the upset.  One could do nothing else all day long with my opinions, and that would just add to the hatred out there, between the left and right, because those who think the government is a conspiracy and those who understand NO,, IT IS RUN BY PEOPLE JUST LIKE US... and yes, Senator Rockefeller does a lot for the poor even with that dreaded name, or so I believe...  but these opinions don't win friends in the kind of radical crowds where I choose to speak.   I don't preach to choirs, we just all sit around and talk, you know?

So one guy told me that he could not read my blog because it was 'too rambling.'   He missed the periods when I wrote short comedy everyday and had 1500 readers a day plus... at like five different sites.   The revolutionary poetry period when my numbers were even higher during the radio show.   Now, I am writing the more serious stuff in Waking Up Jesus, and doing my editorials mostly on facebook, where I do make them short and punchy, like people on the net love.

ANOTHER GUY, who has been reading me since the beginning of my web adventures, and archives all my stuff, thank god (he just sent me over 40 hours of my old radio show that I did not have...   because the whore/bitch/cunt I used to work with, when she went to the radio station to download all the shows, only decided to record the last half of the time, when she was on the show... when Jimmy and I and Mary Ann made it a hit, she left all that behind.  I could not believe anyone would be such a cunt.  187 IQ, and hangs out without a very stupid comedy crowd that laughs at her stupid jokes.  When we had live audiences, she would say something and there would be dead silence, me or jimmy spoke and they could not stop laughing.  Ugh.  She did not make me laugh in all the time I knew her -- went to one of her shows and it was appalling....  but she networks well, and was good at taking our ideas and playing characters, as long as we told her what to say.... anyways.....

This other guy said that he loved when I just talked about my life lately.  When I was off the issues and being myself, writing a letter to my buddies on line about what is happening with my work and in my head, in my day to day existence here in Chicago....

So I have to take both opinions into consideration.  The guy who thinks this is rambly, I told him this is all first draft stuff, that the finished work comes out in the books, and he should read me there.

For the other, Jerry, one of my Chosen Brothers, the second best kind (and the ones you tend to get along with best in my opinion), I write this essay here.... and go on not caring too much about what people think who do not know enough about my work to have an opinion).   I have had only a few readers there from the beginning, and they are very dear to me.   Dreaming in Blue, Bobby USbombs, Jerry....  and then the others, the spies and such that made their ire with my radical writing all too well known.

They exerted their power over me a week ago, when a tragedy with another Chosen Brother, Matt, who many who read me know of from my work....  a famous fighter, fierce father, lived with my family as a teen, etc....  his wife was having brain surgery and he needed me to take care of his autistic boy, to keep him from being sent to a temporary home that he hated, and just cried at....   After discussing my  plans on the phone with M., my internet and the phone both began cutting out at crucial times.  I could literally not make the plans.  Then, my medication, for pain, the only one that is crucial, really, disappeared from the post office for five days.  I tracked the fuck out of this package to make sure I was not ust being paranoid, to the point of talking to the hospital to find out exactly when it was picked up, the supervisor at the mailroom, and the mailman who was delivering, temporarily, for my regular woman who is on vacation.  I always get this medication on monday when I call it in on thursday.  It is only sent across town.  The supervisor and the mailman both were sure that all her packages were out every night.... and the supervisor then suddenly called me four days after it was to come to say they had just gotten it.  Funny.....  never happened before.   NEVER.  Same with the phone going out.

You people think I am kidding about needing security are fools.  They must have needed a few days to get ready for what I was going to do.  My first day at my destination, I went out on the porch to smoke a cigarette, and about seven cop cars were sitting down on the corner.  Matt said he had never seen such a thing.  Every time then, all day, I would go out to smoke, and a cop car would drive by.   Later, when I was out for a walk, a cop stopped as we crossed a street, elaboratly holding up traffic to let us take the small boys across the road, and We practically saluted -- he seemed very excited to see me.  Cops around this country like me....  but this guy, well... it is nice to be liked.  And I want to thank that cities police officers for the excellent security.

Anyways, I had my computer fixed up while I was on the trip.  I had been having problems with my computer, and since I was close to my bro Jerry's he told me to drop it off.... and in an hour found a chat room taking about how sound problems were endemic with Aspire One's, and a dude had made a fix,.... he slapped that in, and then boosted my sound... a fucking great program that made this thing, literally, five times louder.  His act of kindness probably paid for my trip, to be honest, because I cannot imagine a computer store would find the chat room for the repair, etc....and if they did, I would have found out a couple hundred bucks later.   I thought it was the sound board and was ready to have it replaced....   I am an idiot when it comes to some aspects of computers.

I know words and psy-war and how to see what is really happening in the news, or at least what to believe and what not....  I mean, I do not know what is happening in the world.... really...  I run from people who are too convinced.

So, if this isn't what you want.... you should really check out the short stories I am slowly accumulating on my comedy site,  http://peacepipedreamsandpain.blogspot.com



Pd Wilson
Pd Wilson
As with all wannabe dictators, Brzezinski is a failed Artist (author). I'm sure he is chagrined that his book didn't take off the way he had hoped, but it will probably be made required reading in schools, soon - Gingrich failed to get it required in Georgia schools, but most of Gingrich's students read it - or at least, the ones that passed the course must have.
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John Scott Ridgway
John Scott Ridgway
Gingrich should hang for his sins. In a real Revolt, he will. Or more likely, he will run to some island where the Ayn Randers gather... which will make them easier to nuke. The right people can save this planet... unfortunately, they are the rich fucking psychopaths who don't give a shit about what happens as long as they can live in a bubble of luxury.
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John Scott Ridgway
John Scott Ridgway
See why I scare them? And why the hard core leftests, and there are many and they have famous faces and faces of guys who work in factories and cops and soldiers and teachers and firemen... cia agents, fbi, lawyers, judges.... etc... are ready to stop these fuckers. No more train rides to the gas for anyone, not when I am alive. I work with ... See Morethe hated Xe because I would have used them in Darfur to stop the rape of women, and other places around the globe that need hardcore killing machines to come in and straighten shit out. I SAY WE SEND SOLDIERS WHERE EVER INNOCENT BLOOD IS BEING SHED. To do that requires a draft, or the hiring of vet's, for large amounts of money which kind of pays them back for their service, or they have no choice in america's job market... an ex soldier, who has been paid next to nothing, gets offered a hundred grand for a years work?? Can you blame them? Cheney told Blackwater that they had a license to kill, and could not be prosecuted for anything they did. By taking away the rules of war, CHeney went renegade. He also ran a death squad, that the military stopped because there were so many civilian deaths..... though they reported this at first, and there is a book about it by one of the most respected journalists in the world, but now they say the death squad was never activated. Yea, cheny kept around a bunch of speed/roided out Navy Seals as Knick Knacks in his office.... but yea, the private army thing.... I prefer the Chicago Cops, who all know me and watch out for me... they really got screwed by the mayor here and I fought him. The mayor comments on my blog in his speeches sometimes, and the last one was about driving cab stoned... which he siad like, "What now? We let all the cab drivers go around stoned?" And actually, studies show, the only effect on pot smokers driving, is that they tend to go a little slower. Period. Everything else is propaganda... very effective and LIFE DESTROYING PROPAGANDA THAT had jailed people for life.


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my dealings with Conan The Barbarian... true story.

A state appellate court on Friday sided with the Schwarzenegger administration in its attempt to temporarily impose the federal minimum wage on tens of thousands of state workers. It was not immediately clear how the ruling would affect Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's order a day earlier to pay 200,...
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Aaron Abdis
Aaron Abdis 
I think it'd be a good idea for ALL politicians to live at minimium wage. Most of them are rich anyway and have assets they could live off of for years of service, and it would give them a LITTLE more appreciation for how their policies make the world almost unlivable... assuming they can exercise even the slightest rational thought.
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John Connolly
John Connolly 
Public SERVICE is supposed to be giving to your Country, not taking from it.
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Sylvia Mason
Sylvia Mason 
all policians live on minimum wage WITHOUT being allowed access to their millions!!!! BET their weeks wages they cant!!!
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John Scott Ridgway
John Scott Ridgway 
The Hormones made his balls so small.... he can't kick anyone who isn't already down. With my balls, I would be taking the money of the rich to pay the poor and middle class with a tax, but he was voted in by republicans, who blame people for being poor, disabled, etc... because of the Calvinists they are (though they have no idea what this means...See More
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John Scott Ridgway
John Scott Ridgway 
By the way, he ran off like the coward he was or I would have kicked his ass. Scared the hell out of him.
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John Scott Ridgway
John Scott Ridgway 
Yes, in one of my books I will explain my Arnold Story, but it basically has to do wtih me pretending I supported changes things so he could run for president, and since I am like the voice for a lot military and otherwise intelligent types, he came running... and I told his ass off good for trying to make a bunch more prisons and basically enslave everyone on the left, who got out of line. This fucking nazi was all for it. THEN I BUSHWACKED HIM. In the local paper, they said something about how arnold DID NOT SAY, I'LL BE BACK. I used to research my enemies by pretending to be like them, stayed hidden by just writing comedy, until I had enough people listening to me to go on the offensive. I kid you not, my movement is getting more powerful everyday... and arnold does not like messing with us. So, if even the fucking Governor of California is afraid of me... well, it all baffles me a bit. I do not keep up with what my spies friends do or I would be in jail. They look for that smoking gun between me and a particular right wing dude, Falwell, who died suspiciously enough, three days after I ordered my soldiers to kill him... sort... I was actually surprised when people came to me and said that I should not have him killed. I did not realize yet how seriously my folk took my words. Three days later he was dead, though the local papers did not report it. I found out months later, and was amazed at what I had apparently caused. I am much more careful now. The CIA asked me if I thought my blog was getting people killed that I would take it down? Then without asking it disappeared from the net,,, in 2007, before they really understood I want peace. I studied under a lot of radicals, blank panthers, and shit, and come from a military family, and a long line of kings... scared the shit out of the establishment and still do... We will win because instead of fighting the police, we offer them our hand, and make use of their guns against our real enemies, those who selfishly hold onto mega-walth while a billion starve a year... yea, I scare the hell out of those people,too.... I trained to fight this revolution my entire life, and we are doing alright, though there have been four attempts on my life stopped before they could get near me.
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the charge of the bright brigade

This is a new poem I am working up for Waking Up Jesus...

the son God rises in another mask
takes his part in the pageantry
 unaware that locked inside him is a spiritual seed
a bomb that will explode the careful paradigms of academia he has created in his mind

the big bang
blowing bits of himself all over the universe
ripping open a tear in the day to day and seeing endless stars
a path
I have traveled before
at the behest of prayers and pleas

this cannot be true screams the flesh
patient the spirit waits
for the inevitable

today Jesus was asked why he does not preach in this life
he says he is just waiting now for the fires
his part comes in when the dead have gathered to journey home

The Christians want to be buddy buddy with the Big Guy
Will claim themselves prepared by following the dictates of the priests
absolved by kneeling in a booth and confessing
others claim they followed God when they were merely brutal
the hatred brought flesh that misses the word LOVE
the only word their God has ever spoke to them
the crusaders against witches and gays and rock n roll and pleasure, itself...
the perverts who used the word of God to lay with Children and believed
truly believed/an infection that took down every one around them

I am known I am known as the angel by those who know
The God of lightening strikes and deafening thunder

How can I take my word for anything?
The studies in school gave me one way of seeing the world
then the visions of a mad man showed me another path less chosen
a walk toward a Calvary that is well traveled

wanting none of this my humility is deceiving
only a man would want to be Jesus carrying the scythe of the Reaper

The last days surround us
Hotter and hotter the world grows as the fires seen by the prophets of old
consume the visions of the future
point them all toward the same conclusion
man is living in a manner that is killing his planet and he just can't stop
addicts to luxury
we'd rather die stoned
 than live straight

Why wouldn't I appear now?

what you want and what you get
are the same in the end
getting there requires a blind run through a field of flesh shredding thorns

find hope sinners and atheists in my words
find a God who believes in redemption
or find horror here
the horror you created for yourself

my Father decides your faith
I am the open gate
he is the gate keeper
the bible says I take 144,000
the fundamentalists wonder who they will be
if this alien from Heaven even gave these words to the bible
or if they a number just high enough to seem enormous when first scribed?

God weaves through the lies and myths in his book
lurks in the blank spaces of the page

a garbled message from a creator who is simply too different to understand
your every prayer/your lives barely exist to him
he see's you as golden light
the holy ghost
that gives birth to your soul
the creature that will fly off into the cosmos

who would want to expose themselves to the masses
knowing war and madness would follow
I entered the public arena and felt like I was tearing the world apart

Never before in my life had the world come to me
Before I was alone in my illusion that I was normal
not watched and evaluated and speculated on as the child who grew wings
the angel
miracles began to surround him as he grew up
real ones
scientifically quantifiable
as if God himself was making sure the Wise Men Knew To Gather

this time they were the Large Countries, after WW 2, Russia, China, the States
coming up with a plan
on how to deal with their discovery
Christ was returning

Prophets all over the world were having strange visions
the presidents themselves seeing angels in their dreams

When they found a child growing wings in rural Indiana
who just so happened to be the end of an ancient line of kings
who could possibly be the lost tribe of Israel

They knew from their bibles that Christ would not know who he was until late in life
they watched and waited and tried to provide security but even in the worst jams'
He got out unscathed
After awhile they understood he was protected by greater forces than they could muster
The CIA surrounded the child with operatives
cameras in his cabs to record what the Christ was doing
working close with the Mafia, they kept their cards close to their chests
still others found out, the Masons and the Mormons --  who The FBI had been recruiting for years because no one else could pass their 'never having smoked pot,' disclaimer
recently knocked down because of me
Jesus in the FBI
oh, wouldn't they love that

Don't kid yourself
I am a weapon
the arms race they tried to hide from the public was shown to me
Russia took my poem extolling their dream of communism to mean this was where my heart was
and sure, it is
just got a heart bigger than that
I don't want the government to make all the decisions for people
freedom to work for yourself

It's part of this culture
that is diseased
not dead
in my opinion

give people an honest chance to work for a buck
and they should be able to spend it how they want
small businesses men need to be applauded you know
why not?

Still...  when it comes to the irrational numbers of how much is hoarded at the top
I can't see without that capital spreading out across the masses how we will recover
from the horrible gaps developing in our lifestyles
People who make themselves kings and queens in this world
should realize that Royalty always falls first
when the people decide they have had too much

the gathering masses will double in my life time
I sit the stage now to preach to the ones who are not yet even alive
I can see their desperation, how difficult their lives will be
I won't betray them by pretending the future does not exist
which is just the american way
fuck it
if we can get away with it
let's do it

kill all the Indians?  Fine.
Pull a coup in Chili?  Fine
Try to kill Chavez?  Fine

oh, man, how do you even begin to justify what you have become?

What you think is pathetic is celebratory/glorious/the reason we wear this flesh
in the first place

earth can be the playground of the Gods or a trip into Hell
depending on the day, age, state of health
a moment by moment surprise of joy's and horrors
encapsulated in the most mundane of moments
the time that passes un-noticed
taken away on a light breeze, blown unheralded down the street

living without eternity in mind in an intentional blinding
fear of the unknown/a sense of the dangers that lay down that path
you decide to walk with the Angels and you get noticed by the Demons

speak up and sooner or later someone will try to shout you down
some will never stop
you have to stand alone with your opinions/dependent on no one for truth
knowing truth is just what  a 'belief'' tells you is true and most 'beliefs' are based
more on faith than anything else/

want to know who really runs the world
the facts are few and the puzzle isn't about
to let itself be solved

want to know if there is a God?
The facts are few and everyone's puzzle is different
pieces are missing
guessing is required

and what do you do with it when the puzzle is done?  Hang it tackily on the wall?
a silver cross that shows someone can identify with your suffering
someone knows your pain and cares
whether you deserve it or not

even pedophiles pray
murderers pray
madmen pray
I tune out their words...  they mean to pray to my Father...
another mistake of the priests...  I never told anyone to pray to me
Always told them I am the servant of my father

I said Father back then because gender was important to the tribes
God has no sex
sex is an animal duality that is immaterial on the spiritual plane

the freedom of all desire is the offer
heaven nirvana
of beinglessness
a traveler as un-noticed as the wind
forged into individuals by the long circles through life
angelic now in your independence
graceful in your humility before God


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John Scott Ridgway You know, I have a lot of sympathy for the stupid... but it only goes so far. I am always on the bulls side in any fight with a human, but trying to prove you are macho by running in front of a bull actually only shows that you are ... stupid. And more than likely, drunk. Go Bulls!! And no, not the basketball play...

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Richard Ornelas
Richard Ornelas 
meh. whatever. you mess with the bull, you gonna get the horns...(as told to me by one of my ex-gfs'. and no, she was not a cow, har har har)
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John Scott Ridgway
John Scott Ridgway 
that is funny. You mess with the bull, you're going to get the horns. Good line. Could mean a lot of things in different contexts... like if you lie to me, you die. If a mafioso was to say it to you. Not that you think the mafia exists, which is why I will call you first if I ever need them.
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John Scott Ridgway Right Wing Bloggers.... ugh. I would compare them to yapping lap dogs, though I have way too much respect for yapping lap dogs... just crotch warmers for a bigger, richer, more powerful Guy, who sits back in a leather chair, drinks fine scotch and wishes his trophy wife liked sex more (when in actuality, only the pool boy knows how much she loves a good ravishing).

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John Scott Ridgway The Richest Woman In The Country should NOT BE PAID A DIME FOR STEALING THE CROWN FROM THE ACTUAL ENGLISH ROYALTY. LET GERMANY PAY FOR HER. The 84-year-old queen receives 7.9 million pounds of public money each year to pay for staff and other costs, an amount that has not risen in 20 years. The accounts show also drew...

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LONDON -- Like millions of her subjects, Queen Elizabeth II is going to have to make do and mend -- cutting spending and putting off palace repairs as royal finances are squeezed by Britain's budget crisis. Accounts published Monday by Buckingham Palace reveal the total public cost of supporting the...
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John Scott Ridgway " all the things we have to celebrate about today’s United States — like the Constitution, republican instead of monarchical government, abolition of slavery, extension of the franchise, civil rights for all as have them so far, laws for the safety of food, medicines and workplaces, laws for ecological protection, com...

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John Scott Ridgway “Never take-on the revolutionaries unless you have an ideology stronger than theirs.” Chinese Saying...

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Ilana Moalem
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i've just realised that..thankyou...
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John Scott Ridgway 
Yes, my ideology has been much debated and misunderstood. I studied primarily under serious radicals who wanted to change everything at once.... though I never believed this kind of thing could happen. Idealogical people always scared me a bit -- anyone who is too 'convinced' of something abstract as a philosophy is going down the road toward killing or putting non-believers in camps. I believe in a mixture of capitalism and socialism, like FDR, in a way. I sure as hell would not have bailed out the banks - that money should have went to home owners, not the banks that screwed them over. I would nationalize the banks, first and foremost (the only socialized bank in the country is doing fine during this recession, and they did not make loans that put people in the poor house, because they worked non-profit. I would also nationalize oil, electricity, coal, etc... NO PROFITS FOR POLLUTERS. would be one of our slogans. I truly believe that the people I am working with can change the world a bit, but the kind of changes I would like are probably impossible here. They would surely kill me before they would let me do what I want. Right now, I have gotten them to back off somewhat because they know that i do not like violence, rioting, etc.... period. We need 20 years of voting in independents and greens. Until a real third party comes up, with strong, charismatic leaders (they usually run smart geeks.... they need a stallion like me, but politics.... yuk. I'd become a minister first... and that is not about to happen either.... well, unless the big guy sends me orders, and then I will do anything God asks.
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Robert Anderson 
A viable third party is necessary
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John Scott Ridgway Anderson Cooper: The Coast Guard today announced new rules keeping photographers, reporters and anyone else from coming with 65 feet of any response vessel or booms out on the water or on beaches. What this means is that oil-soaked birds on an island surrounded by a boom, you can't get close enough to take that picture...

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First Amendment suspended in the Gulf of Mexico as spill cover-up goes Orwellian
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Lisa Rowe Farrell: Many of us are resorting to "French" during discussions of BP recently. I suspect that form of French will become the common language for BP comments in the future.
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Fuck that shit. Good old fashioned american cursing is what we actually have here. Lisa, you know I drove cab for fifteen years and I have been called everything and called someone everything that is mean, despicable, and low... with the exception of racial shit--- on my part, not theirs.... Why do people call it 'french' anyways? I mean, are they known for cursing? I've known a few people from France and never heard them curse. Cabbie's I've known, on the other hand...
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John Scott Ridgway This article points to Goldman Sachs selling half of their BP stock just before the disaster in the Gulf, and also that Haliburton bought the major oil clean up compay in the world just before this accident. The president should not be making money off of this disaster, however innocent his original intent may have b...

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In 1933 the great Depression Era United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote to his good friend and advisor Colonel Edward Mandell House, “The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the Government ever since the days of Andrew...
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no coincidence...
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John Scott Ridgway "So it has come to this. The world's wealthiest speculators set up a casino where the chips were the stomachs of hundreds of millions of innocent people. They gambled on increasing starvation, and won." Speculators are jackals, takers who DO NOTHING. THEY ARE THE NON=PRODUCERS, NOT the people they drive into poverty ...

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How Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, the traders at Merrill Lynch, and others caused the starvation of some of the poorest people in the world.
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push it from your mindhide it in the plot of the tv show until the commercials come back and your eyesroll back inward and look again at...you never set out thinking being right is something you will suffer foryou expect to suffer from the wrong after a certain agewhen you have been to enough...
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 Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 5:30pm | DeleteThere is a revolt going on, folks..... I could order fighting in the streets today. I could order people to kiill themselves and others. I have done it before, and I will do it again if I need to. You probably don't believe me. T...
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And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music." —NietzscheLearn what it means to a society when it shaped by people who are jailed... ...
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John Scott Ridgway You raise your children to want to be revolutionary, and then when they are... you freak out? Come on... let the kids vote how they want.

New York, June 9, 2010—At least 37 journalists were behind bars in Iran as of June 1, with an additional 19 detainees free on short-term furloughs, according to CPJ’s monthly census of journalists jailed in Iran. Imprisonment figures have remained high in Iran since the government began its crackdow...
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John Scott Ridgway Journalists are under attack everywhere, unless they stay on a rather short leash.

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal; margins:5px;} Top Developments• Amid threats and attacks, self-censorship becomes more pervasive.• Congress stalls on reforms to combat violence against the press. Key Statistic 9: Journalists missing since 2005. Most h...
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John Scott Ridgway Randy Quaid is just out there doing whatever the hell he wants... you gotta respect that... from a certain distance.

Quaid s off-screen antics have dented his reputation but Stephen Farber looks at the actor s excellent work. WATCH VIDEO of 8 Quaid Films, From The Last Detail to Independence Day.
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John Scott Ridgway A new poem... this painting is weird... I am redoing the sky, and right now these clouds are all gone... there is just a starry sky.

push it from your mind hide it in the plot of the tv show until the commercials come back and your eyes roll inward and look again at.....
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John Scott Ridgway I seldom even talk about a the shit that has went on between me and the jackals in this government, because they came after me for awhile; they rely on people thinking their targets are paranoid or crazy, and drugged me with until I was... if not for caring underground folk telling me what they were doing to me, I would have been locked up forever. Activists have to be ready for this shit. And prepared to beat them at their own game. I ended up winning them over, rather than losing ... some. At least they are more discreet in their watching of me now...

Law enforcement is using dubious justifications to spy on Americans based on nothing more than people's political beliefs.
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"The report adds that Americans, “have been put under surveillance … just for deciding to organize, march, protest, espouse unusual viewpoints, and engage in normal, innocuous behaviors such as writing notes or taking photographs in public.” Some of those “suspicious activities” are almost laughable, at least until you consider how dangerous the precedent is." For those of you who merely skimmm..... here is the guts of this article.
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I FUCKED YOU ALL, but thanks for blaming it on the black guy
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John Scott Ridgway Cars and planes morphed.. oh, yeah... dammit, I want a flying car and I want it now..... electric, environmentally friendly.. but hey, why did someone blow up that guy who thought he could make engines run on water? Hope that was an accident and the research continues, though the conspiracy side of me knows, Big Oil has murdered before and will again.

Pentagon research scientists have taken a first step towards "Transformers"-style shape-shifting cars and aircraft, with a robot that can fold itself like origami into different forms.
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I always thought we would, too.... and we may just yet, now that the automobile is losing its lock on transportation. I remember seeing a hovercraft when I was a kid and figured we would just go that way, not yet understanding how expensive they are to use. As soon as someone creates a cheap, single person fight module, we will be able to use all...See More
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John Scott Ridgway 
Today I saw a flying van on MSNBC. 2ook. So, I guess they are coming.
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John Scott Ridgway And for Thursday's free show ... some folk, followed by African Samba music, at a festival that highlights some of Chicago's amazing restaurants. People eat a lot at this thing... and it is GOOD. Nice, mellow crowds. Good Weather. I will show up to a show before M. gets off work, then get us nice seats for the show she comes to me with. Anyone in Chi-town want to brave the taste with us, the more the merrier... and merry we will be, I assure...

It has been said that the Sons of the Never Wrong are the future of folk music.
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Robert Anderson 
We ate at a Thai restaurent when we were there...not only was the food so very good and generous, but these folks were so kind. Wife was complaining about stomach pain and they supplied her with a special blend of Thai tea..at no charge! Treated us like we were family.
A very cosmopolitian city as well, all kinds of races and cultures..not what you would expect.
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John Scott Ridgway 
M.'s favorite food is thai. Within walking distance of about three of them. I like it too... but she is a veg. and that means tofu, which I swear I try to like... but, not, it just tastes like strips of rubber to me.
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John Scott Ridgway I am going to the taste on Friday, and then M. will meet me for this,... yea!!!! All free in the Windy City, I love this city...

The Beatles Ensemble covers…you guessed it, tunes from the wide-ranging catalog of the fabled band.
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Richard Ornelas 
i understand that Chicago has one of the best restaurant scenes in the states.
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John Scott Ridgway 
Yes, they do... my dear Madam M. goes on line, where they offer for one day, these things called Groupons, where if enough people buy a 15.00 coupon good for 35.00 bucks at a nice restaurant, they sell ya them. We have been exploring some cool places. Every neighborhood has their own feel here, too. The Indian neighborhood has fantastic rest.'...See More
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John Scott Ridgway Scary... Keeping the internet free for the development of all ideas, and not just an elite few (which Chomsky wrote about being the problem with newspapers ad tv's being that no matter which political party they call themselves, they will act in the interest of people like themselves -- people who can afford the millions required to buy a newspaper. The poor get screwed. So do Unions, Etc. Fox news could become the only news AT&T allows its people to get.... how sad would that get. We have to keep the information flowing from the bottom up, and NEVER GIVE THE ELITE THE ABILITY CONTROL THE INTERNET, THE WAY THEY HAVE CONTROLLED TV AND NEWSPAPERS OR WE ARE JUST FUCKED.... but this genie is out of the bottle in my opinion... optimist I am after hearing the gentle bubbling of a trusty red bong.

The New York Times editorial page put its formidable magnifying glass up to some fabulous work done by the Sunlight Foundation in the fe...
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Robert Anderson 
Remember: "The medium is the message."
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I wrote this poem when it looked like Bush was going to invade Iran. I have to hope and pray this is not the case here. They invade Iran, we must hit the streets and peacefully shut this country down...
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Robert Anderson 
John-you think we will invade Iran?
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John Scott Ridgway 
I have to say that I think there is a much better chance that we will use limited nuclear war -- Israel's. Iran has an air force and missiles that are formidable. We just now announced the perfection of a bomb that can hit anywhere in an hour. If they put a nuclear head on one of these, and fired small ones at their airforce, control centers, etc... that might be enough to instill another government. I do not think we have the ground troops for an invasion.... what may be happening is that they are going to do like they did with Syria, fly in and bomb their nuclear facilities. No one made much of a bitch at the time, but Iran is not Syria. Iran has a serious fucking army. I can only pray we do not go to war with these people. Their citizens are much more like us than most Arab countries -- in a way, more so than even Israel. That has been hidden by the fundamentalists who took control of the country, and the Red Guard, but we are talking about a very educated, western influenced, country that should be our ally. That they are not is the fault of our long gone foreign policies mistakes. And I hate to say it, Israel's continued land grabs, and inability to allow Peace to come to the middle east because war is more to their strategic advantage (a cynical opinion, but this is war ravaged society and they react like one, half crazy and paranoid and violent; recently I read a report about BIBI's shrink killing himself, and hating the man so much that he felt sucked dry by having to listen to his madness... and he was running their country. Drove the poor man, who had been jolly before this, to suicide. I hate to think of that mind being involved in any way with USA war makers decisions. So.... No.... I can't believe this... because... well....it would just fuck up my day so much, and if it is going to do that in the future, fine... but I will hit the streets if this happens and make my displeasure peacefully known.
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John Scott Ridgway ".... But have you noticed that when it comes to actual policy, he keeps racking up the wins? This week it was financial-regulatory reform. One can argue about whether the bill the Senate passed will truly change the way Wall Street operates, but off the top of your head, can you name a more significant piece of progre...

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So he hasn t plugged the leak, and his poll numbers are sagging. Truth is, Obama has exceeded in 18 months what Clinton and Carter achieved in a combined 12 years.
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John Scott Ridgway "Raising the issue anew allows Obama to mollify his Latino supporters. But it also puts Republicans in a tough spot. Neither party can afford to write off a Latino community whose influence is growing." The rising Latino voting block that the Republican's once enjoyed has been eroded by their immigration policy. Obama is brilliant to get this topic going again BEFORE THE NEXT ELECTION. The Republicans will have to choose between the nuts at the Tea Parties, or the Hispanics in their districts who actually vote there in numbers that can toss their ass out, if not now, certainly in ten years.... NOW IS THE TIME TO GIVE OUR COUNTRY BACK TO THE PHILOSOPHY OF TAKING THE HUMBLED, POOR, AND ALL THAT stuff the French wrote on The Statue of Liberty.... Boarders mean little --- people mean more... very simple equation. I see these guys riding ice cream bikes at the beach, some in their sixties... humble, hard working people. I prefer their smiles and friendliness to the asshole haters w...

The president meets with Latino lawmakers to discuss a strategy for passing a bill this year; gaining Republican support will be a challenge. Obama will make his case to the public in a speech Thursday.
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... who want to throw them out." All Immigrants should know, I am and will always be your ally.... I made a promise to Cesar Chavez that I will never break. Period.
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John Scott Ridgway In the states, they raise us thinking Slavery is long gone. In reality, there is more slavery NOW than ever before in the history of the planet. And no one even seems to care.... interesting.

(06-29) 06:44 PDT MADRID, Spain (AP) -- Traffickers who subject women and children to prostitution and forced labor are engaged in one of Europe's most lucrative crimes _ a euro2.5 billion a year, modern-day slave trade...
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Steve Corcoran 
i wish they wouldn't call it "human trafficking"----call it what it is SLAVERY and those involved are SLAVERS and the victims are SLAVES
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John Scott Ridgway 
Where is the WAR ON SLAVERY? I don't know, let's see... should we fill the prisons with pot heads and people who get the stuff for us, or should we take the SLAVE MASTERS of the streets? Well, since the Mafia is into the Slavery shit, and that is an international problem (they are always taking these girls from countries that have weak law enforcement, so they live like kings at home, while exploiting women abroad), we really Interpol to take the lead. This would also be a good War for the CIA to fight. They could regain a lot of respect in the eyes of the people if they put this at the head of their list -- I mean, they could actually give press releases on this... part of their problem is the secrecy, in my opinion; like the cia is always saying, you don't know about the good we do, because it is all a secret. We have the CIA to thank for the Dali Llama. They didn't want nam. Questioned Bush about torturing people... I am always encouraging them to come in out of the cold, but sometimes they don't think they can take the heat...
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Robert Anderson
Robert Anderson 
There is more slavery today than at any time in human history. How bout that...terrible and little known.
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John Scott Ridgway Why are we massing commandos and a flotilla of massive Naval Death Machines near Iran? Why are the Iranians rushing troops to their northern boarder. IF THIS WAR STARTS.... WAR ITSELF WILL WIN. THERE WILL BE NO STOPPING THE RUSH OF CHRISTIANS AND JEWS AGAINST MUSLIMS... THIS IS INSANITY. We will do a lot more de...

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In a rare move, Iran has declared a state of war on its northwestern border, debkafile's military and Iranian sources report. Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps men and equipment units are being massed in the Caspian Sea region against what Tehran claims are US and Israeli forces concentrated on arm...
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Steve Corcoran 
this ranks as insanity. iran has never been a threat to anyone---except i suppose when it was called persia and invaded greece and i wouldn't be surprised if they start using that as an excuse to hit iran. iran broke the power of american imperial colonialism in the 1979 revolution and america has been after it since. and god knows what hand the israelites are playing in it, but from their emotional hysteria, we can assume a real big hand.
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Robert Anderson
Robert Anderson 
exactly...and unquestioned control of the oil fields
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John Scott Ridgway Rev. Jackson has brought a few of these individuals to Operation Push, and seeing them speak of being tortured into admitting crimes at 18, going to jail for 30 years... I am always amazed by how strong they still are. The hundreds of people jailed by this group of torturers will hopefully have even more convictionsoverturned. Believe me, better than most I understand the urge to want to torture the truth out of people... and maybe there are times I would, but it does not work in the criminal justice system. Period. Burges is very famous here, by the way, as the cop everyone knew tortured who seemed to living high on his retirement in Florida. This man basically sentenced innocent men into being slaves for the state. There is no shame in being a cop who turns on an animal like this. They know better than anyone else why you do not give in to this urge.

Chicagoans have paid dearly for police brutality Even good cops get little respect in areas that need them most - CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
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John Scott Ridgway !People have finally realized that his religion does stuff like, oh, taking the passports from people and forcing them to work 16 plus hours a day on their ships for nothing more than the bucks it takes to buy more books by L Ron. In our secular age, movie stars take on the place if icons, whether they deserve it or want it, and Tom Cruise is using his fame to con people. He is as much a victim as others who get caught in the mental trap of a cult (I studied them in school and know, they get people you would never think, simply because most people are not on the look out for such activities because they seem like a myth -- they are not; anyone can be brain washed).

I am sorry he has chose to use his art as a weapon like this, but as long as he does I will not pay one dime to go to a movie he is in, let alone watch a movie he stars in. I can no longer distance the look of his face from the very, very destructive cult he propagates.

Is Tom Cruise's Career Over? Weekend box office results are in, and while Toy Story 3 paved over the competition as expected, Tom Cruise brought in his worst numbers in 20 years. Earning only $20.5 million domestically, box office results for Knight and Day bolstered suspicions that the...
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Timothy Allen
Timothy Allen 
Like they say..."Do you". No need to pander. Leave it to them to pull the plug. :)
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I have myopically concentrated on my writing for the last few years, ignoring too much of what was happening on the net... my own happiness at finding an audience for my work was pleasant enough to inspire me to up my out put quite a bit, and hone my skills for the world of the internet writer. ...
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Adam Beat 
Keep doin your thing, John! The world is better off for having you in it. Really, I mean that.
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Adam, that is a very kind thing to write. Thank you. I find your impute into the developing world wide consciousness on this web to be very interesting, too. Knowing people as interesting as yourself are reading, keeps me using this facebook.
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John Scott Ridgway "Do you know who was the first person in Christian history to be executed for blasphemy? Jesus. "You have heard the blasphemy. What do you think?" says the high priest at Jesus's trial according in Mark's gospel. "They all condemned him as deserving to die." My Jesus would just laugh along, probably... but the dude is ...

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Do you know who was the first person in Christian history to be executed for blasphemy? Jesus.
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Robert Anderson 
Jesus challenaged the status quo and thusly was executed by that same status quo.
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one of my very sorry little attempts to show my oil paintings, pets, girl...

a new mural in rodgers park... and picking up poo and sniffing pee

m and i take a trip down to the bean sculpture... here in Chicago...

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Ruby dog fights the mighty dash... click on video to watch at utube

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