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Old 01-16-2012, 02:50 AM   #1
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Day of service honors Martin Luther King Jr.

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. to everyone.

Will you do something special today to celebrate champions of justice ? In my case, I will be getting ready for my next medical mission to Central America, leaving January 28.

Take care everyone.
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:15 PM   #2
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I watched a special on Malcolm X today.

This is a different country than it was then. Hugely different. Amazingly different.

I am discussing things like the Peace Corp with DW for when I quit working in the Fields of Mammon.

The older I get, the more I like Tom Paine.
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There is a very large parade/march going by my building right now. Must be at least several thousand people. They have a band, and some banners and a large hand carried inflatable bomb that says 'Destroy Nuclear Weapons".

When I first noticed they were singing "We Shall Overcome", just like back in the day. Now it's a chant -"Revolution Here We Come". I was hoping for "Michael Rowed...."

Even on a cold snowy day they got good turnout.

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Heard a part of MLK's "Letter From a Burmingham Jail" speech on TV. A very powerful speaker. I found the written letter on line. I must say that I truely can't remember reading a more impressive, logicaly sound and carefully crafted work (see attached).

Intelligent men back in the day must have greatly feared anyone with such a inspired and powerful intellect.
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I signed up to volunteer at a computer recycling non-profit for Friday and was looking forward to it. It was cancelled so I didn't get to go.

Friday through Monday was designated as the MLK Weekend of Service and I selected my 'opportunity' through Hands On Greater Portland's offerings of volunteer activities.
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