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My new years wish: a free cuba

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2011 is ending and now we will be begining a new year. New possibilities. New beginings. But for the people of cuba, they will be spending the start of the new year in oppression. Dissidents will still continue to be beaten and imprisoned and threatened. Mothers will continue to search all day for food just to provide their family with one meal a day. The cuban dictatorship has not lessened their oppresion. It has gotten worse. And will continue to as long as countries around the world choose to ignore the cuban governments abuses on its own people. This coming year, we must do whatever we can to help the dissidents in cuba. Write letters to your congressmen and senators and governors. Share links on facebook and twitter to your friends who might not know what is going on in cuba. Tell as many people as you can about the struggle for freedom in cuba. No dictatorship lasts forever. Cuba
will be free. Her freedom will bloom like a beautiful flower. That is my wish for 2012. cuba libre!!…

All Together For A Free Cuba (english)

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This is my translation of the post below. //// "You have conservative ideas? I'm not interested. You have radical ideas? I'm not interested. You have socialist ideas? I'm not interested. Do you agree that there should be freedom of expression, freedom of political association, multiple parties, free press in cuba? If yes, i am on your side. The rest at the moment, i'm not interested.when we have a democratic government in cuba, we will be best political enemies, now, now you are my ally." - Ariel Romero. I believe Ariel speaks volumes with this. Cuba cannot be free until cubans come together and fight the dictatorship together. It doesn't matter whether you are liberal, conservative, etc. If you are against the castro's and want a free cuba, then fighting together gives you more power over the dictatorship. Viva Cuba Libre!!!!!!

All Together For A Free Cuba

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A dear friend of mine posted a status on fb yesterday. I am writing it here because i think it is amazing. ///// tienes ideas conservadoras? No me interesa. Tienes ideas radicales? No me interesa. Tienes ideas socialistas? No me interesa. Estas de acuerdo con que haya libertad de expresion, libertad de asociacion politica, pluripartidismo, prensa libre en cuba? Si contestas que si, estoy en tu bando. Lo demas en estos momentos, no me interesa. Cuando tengamos un gobierno democratico en cuba, a lo mejor somos enemigos politicos, ahora no, ahora eres mi aliado. ////// i think this quote speaks volumes about fighting for a free cuba. Cubans from all backgrounds and ideas must come and fight together. It is the only way cuba will be free.

Merry Christmas everyone.

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I am not doing alot of blogging because so much is going on right now. Needless to say, this season is not going how I wanted it to. For the first time in my life, I will not be spending Christmas eve with my immediate family. I will not have a repeat of thanksgiving. I have come to the realization that my "family" is no longer a family. They have chosen not to be a family through their words and actions. So this year I am directing my love and attention to our Lord. After all, we celebrate Christmas (his birth). Without Jesus there would be no Christmas. I will also be attending my first Christmas eve mass. I was raised without Jesus and I can honestly say that if I never found him, i would be literally dead right now. These days are a struggle. But with our Lord, we can overcome anything. He loves us unconditionally. I want to wish all of my friends a very blessed Christmas. You all
have no idea how much you mean to me. God bless each and every one of you. Merry Christmas.…

Save me (free verse poem)

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(photo taken from internet) i was reading a site that is very dear to me. It deals with suicide awareness and prevention. It is http://www.twloha.com . I remember my own struggles with this so i wrote a poem for anyone who is struggling. Crying out to god helped alot. So here is the poem. Hope it helps someone.////// god, save me please. Save me from what i've become. Save me from how i think. Save me from how i act. Save my soul. Save my heart. Save my mind. Save me from hurting myself. Save me from attempting suicide. Save me from myself. Love me, cause i've never felt it. Teach me. Save me from lies. Save me from hurt. Save me from my pain. I need your help, god. I need to feel you here, beside me. To dry my tears. To comfort me. To ease my lonliness and despair. Please god, save me. Show me your way. Save me.This picture message or video message was sent using Multimedia Messaging Service. To play video messages sent to email, Apple� QuickTime� 6.5 or higher is requ…

Need help on this

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Does anyone out there know what this patch means? I bought it years ago at a flea market and was told that it might be a military patch. But i am not sure. Any help would be appreciated.

Peace. Love. Nonviolence.

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This photo was posted by a friend of mine on facebook. I am sharing it here. It is powerful. It was taken during the abrazaton marcha estudiantil en bogota, colombia. This picture message or video message was sent using Multimedia Messaging Service. To play video messages sent to email, Apple� QuickTime� 6.5 or higher is required. Visit www.apple.com/quicktime/download to download the free player or upgrade your existing QuickTime Player. Note: During the download process when asked to choose an installation type (Minimum, Recommended or Custom), select Minimum for faster download.

Cuba

For a long time now alot of my friends have been asking me why I love Cuba so much. They think it is weird that a non-Cuban spends her free time reading Cuban blogs, re-tweeting tweets about Cuba and trying to get other people to care about what is going on there. I think about Cuba everyday. I think about the dissidents there who are struggling to get the world to notice the truth. To notice the real Cuba. To look past the facade that the Castro's have painted to the world about Cuba.

There is no one reason as to why I love Cuba. I love the music. The sounds of salsa and Celia Cruz (my favorite). Hearing Cuban music takes you to another place. Cuban music touches your soul like no other music can. Even if you can't understand Spanish, the music itself will speak to you. You just don't hear it, you feel it. But the main reason why I love Cuba, is her people and their struggle for freedom. The Cuban people, in my opinion, are some of the most passionate people on this plane…

Something to ponder

A friend of mine posted this on facebook today. There is an English version as well but I cannot find the exact page it was on. If you know Spanish, please read it and pass it on.Con un bebe de brazos, una mujer muy asustada llega al consultorio de su ginecólogo y le dice:

Doctor: por favor ayúdeme, tengo un problema muy serio. Mi bebé aún no cumple un año y ya estoy de nuevo embarazada. No quiero tener hijos en tan poco tiempo, prefiero un espacio mayor entre uno y otro.....
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El médico le preguntó: Muy bien, ¿qué quiere que yo haga?

Ella respondió: Deseo interrumpir mi embarazo y quiero contar con su ayuda.

El médico se quedó pensando un poco y después de algún tiempo le dice: Creo que tengo un método mejor para solucionar el problema y es menos peligroso para usted.

La mujer sonrió, pensando que el médico aceptaría ayudarla.

Él siguió hablando: Vea señora, para no tener que estar con dos bebés a la vez en tan corto espacio de tiempo, vamos a matar a este niño que está en su…

Cute pic for saturday.

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Lucy. A lovely cat when she is sleeping and not trying to claw everything in sight.

Mo bláth an ghrá (My flower of love)

My little poem in Irish. I had some help with Google Translate as I am not fluent in Irish. The translation has flaws but it's as close as I can get it. Working on some poems in Spanish (which I know alot more of than Irish and don't have to use a translation site for).


Mo bláth an ghrá
Mar sin neamhchiontach, milis mar sin
Mar sin, íon
Fada mé chun tú a shealbhú dom le do peitil
Wrap thart ar mo chroí
Agus riamh dul in iúl
Bádh mé i do bholadh
Is mise mo chroí
a ghlacadh
a shealbhú
Chun seo a dhéanamh ar fad arís
Mo bláth milis na hÉireann
Póg dom an ghrian
Taispeáin dom grá fíor-
An grá fada do dom i mo chroí
Ag labhairt di ar an doimhneacht m'anam
Mo bláth álainn
Mo bláth an ghrá

A New Year Is Fast Upon Us.

This year has went by fast and only 2 months to go until 2012 now. I think this has been a hard and trying year for everyone. It has been a year of uprisings in countries all over the world whose people are oppressed and want freedom. It has been a year full of drama in the world and wars. But it has also been a year of hope. I feel that in 2012 we will hopefully be able to see a free Cuba. And a free Iran. And Tibet. And North Korea. It has been a year of change and I see it going into next year as well.

For personal reasons, I used to call the last quarter of the year The Season of Death, as most of my closest family members have died right after Thanksgiving, with the death of my sister and on to right after New Years, with the death of my father. All were years ago. But the holidays have never been filled with joy. Times may be hard but this year it is different. This year I feel the sadness is gone. And it should be gone for all of us. No matter what the season brings, it will al…

Ireland and her fight for Freedom

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A video from YouTube that I found today. Powerful. Please take the time to watch it. The violence must stop. Ireland became an independent country through diplomatic means, not violence. Centuries of violence did nothing but tear families apart. Today, in Northern Ireland, violence is still alive and well and it is a shame things are like this. Northern Ireland will be a part of Ireland one day, but it will never be through violence. Violence solves nothing. God bless the people of Ireland and may all of the people who have died for her freedom rest in peace.

Some thoughts on the "Occupy" movement

***Whether you agree with the Occupy movent or not, when peaceful people are getting tear gassed and Westboro baptist isn't, there's something wrong.***A friend of mine posted this today and I think it speaks volumes. The people of this country are allowed to protest anything we want. Whether right or wrong, pro choice or pro life, war or anti war. And when people who are protesting peacefully get tear gassed by police, not only is it illegal, it is a violation of human rights. The Occupy Wall Street movement for the most part is a peaceful movement. Yes, there has been violence in some cities, my own included when a pregnant woman was punched. I have friends in this movement, just like I also have friends in the Tea Party movement. The Occupy movement has it's flaws, most notably when protesters wave around flags that have have the image of murderer and terrorist Che Guevara on them. I hope that there are people there who are smart enough to know who the real Che was a…

Occupy cuba

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The Cuban people have been enslaved by the castro's long enough. it's time we occupy Cuba. we need to use our freedom and our voices to spread the word about the real cuba. A cuba where women are beaten while going to mass. A Cuba where innocent people are murdered or sent to prison for demanding their human rights be recognized. For demanding freedom. It's time the castro's come to an end. We need to spread the word. On the internet, in the streets, everywhere. We demand freedom for the Cuban people!!!!!! Occupy Cuba!!!!!!!!!! Viva Cuba Libre!!!!!! Zapata Vive y Laura Vive!!!!!!! Libertad!!!!!!!!

Sunny Fall Day

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Mass for the eternal repose of Laura Pollan at La Ermita on October 15 p...

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A beautiful Mass for the eternal repose of Laura Pollan who died one week ago tonight. May she rest in peace. She is a hero to all who struggle for a free Cuba.

Laura pollan rest in peace

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Last night Ladies in White founder Laura Pollan died in Cuba. The Cuban Government is to blame for her death. Please pray for her family. She is a hero for her struggle for Cuban freedom and that struggle will continue and Cuba WILL be free. Que en paz descanse. Viva Cuba Libre! viva las damas de blanco!

For all my strong sisters and brothers.

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The Afters - Lift Me Up - Official Video

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A very inspiring song. The very end of the video is beautiful. Everyone have a wonderful Friday.

For all the twitterer's :)

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"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." - Steve Jobs

Lucy

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To Write Love On Her Arms

With all of the suicides of young people in the news and so many people battling addiction I thought it would be a good time to share a link on his blog of an organization that has helped so many people all over the world, including myself. To Write Love On Her Arms is a non-profit organization that has changed the lives and saved the lives of countless people over the past few years. They believe that suicide is preventable. They also help with treatment for addiction and self-injury, all of which is an epidemic among young people today. They also provide links and numbers for treatment and recovery as well as hotlines and numbers you can call. Below is a link to their Vision. Please read it and spread the word. We have to talk about suicide and self-injury and addiction. That is the only way we can save lives. Peace be with you all and God bless.


http://www.twloha.com/vision/

In the Midst of Darkness by Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi wrote something very beautiful that I keep with me to remind me of how precious life is and remind me that God is always here. Maybe some people will find it inspiring too.

In the Midst of Darkness by Mahatma Gandhi

I do dimly perceive that whilst everything around me is ever changing, ever dying, there is underlying all that change a living power that is changeless, that holds all together, that creates, dissolves, and re-creates. That informing power or spirit is God. And since nothing else that I see merely through the senses can or will persist, He alone is. And is this power benevolent or malevolent? I see it as purely benevolent. For I can see that in the midst of death life persists, in the midst of untruth truth persists, in the midst of darkness light persists. Hence I gather that God is life. Truth. Light. He is love. He is the Supreme Good.

Petition for Solidarity with Cuban Political Prisoner Sara Marta Fonseca Quevedo

Cuban human rights activist and dissident Sara Marta Fonseca Quevedo  remains imprisoned and her health is deteriorating. Please sign the petition below to show your solidarity with her and to show the world what is happening to women like her in Cuba. She needs our solidarity now more than ever. The petition is in English and Spanish.




http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/libertad-para-sara-marta-fonseca-quevedo.html
It is very hard for me to put my thoughts on paper or a computer when I am passionate for what I am writing about. It takes me awhile. :-/
For the ppl that have helped me & given me hope: "May happiness touch your life today as warmly as you have touched the lives of others." - Rebecca Forsythe
"God never sends us more than we can handle." - Mother Theresa
"Pain is never permanent." - Saint Teresa of Avila
"Live your life and forget your age." - Norman Vincent Peale

An Irish American Oral History

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 This is a wonderful video of one Irish American Woman's story. Please watch this and listen to how she descibes the English executing people without trials just because they are Irish. If you are Irish, it is important to know your history and what your family went through. God bless this woman.

cuba linda-lost city-

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This rosary was ordered for me from a dear friend in Oslo, Norway. It is completely hand-made with Onix and Pearls. Over the past few years the Catholic faith has played a big role in my life and continues to do so. I take this rosary everywhere with me and I feel peace with it. Peace I think is something we all strive to have. There are many kinds of peace but I believe the most important kind is peace within ourselves. It is very difficult to obtain that in the world we live in today. This is one of the most cherished gifts I have ever been given. I thank God for my Catholic friends because without them helping me in the faith, I don't know where I would be today. Just wanted to share this with everyone. :) Peace be with you all.

The World Can't Ignore Cuba Forever

This past Saturday in Cuba the Ladies in White ( Las Damas de Blanco) and other dissidents were brutally and viciously attacked and beaten by Castro's Rapid Response Brigades. They were attacked while marching to attend Mass for the feast day of Our Lady of Mercy. Almost the entire world ignored it. The BBC went so far as to lie and said," There was no violence." No violence? Really???? Did they not see the video's of The Ladies in White being beaten?! Did they not see the photos that were taken? 

The BBC and other mainstream media outlets who lie about what happened are no better than the Castro regime. It is a disgrace to human rights and journalism when an international news agency flat out deliberately lies about a Communist government beating, arresting, and attacking women. They have no credibility as a news organization and their journalists should be fired. Part of being a journalist and a news agency is telling the truth to viewers. If they can't even do…

Dictatorship to Democracy: Fidel Suarez Cruz (English)

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Random Thoughts for Tuesday

1. The U. N. Human Right's Council is a damn joke. They allow countries with horrific human right's abuses to be on the council.

2. Homosexuals are not destroying the institution of marriage and nor are they destroying family values. The only way you can destroy the institution of marriage is from the inside. And us heterosexuals have been doing a pretty good job of that for the past few decades. We need to look at ourselves before we start blaming other groups of people.

3. Remember to smile at someone today or say " Hi" to a stranger. It could make their whole day better. You never know what someone could be going through. And if you can, then help someone. Helping people makes a huge difference in this world and in a person's life.

4. Fidel and Raul Castro are evil. And one day the people of Cuba will be free and both of them will be held accountable for what they have done.

5. Christmas is 3 months away. I would like a cat. Preferably a Himalayan. :)

6. My la…

I FEEL CUBA.mov

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#Cuba: Jose D. Ferrer sobre opositores aún detenidos al intentar realiza...

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"Estamos siempre esperando un milagro, y no nos damos cuenta que el milagro somos nosotros mismos." - Padre Miguel Angel Loredo
When will people realize that wearing Che pins & shirts is disgusting? Wake up! Che was and still is a MURDERER and ASSASAIN! This world is better without him!

Ireland - A Portrait of The Emerald Isle

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Cuba's Hope (English subtitles)

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The Lord's Prayer in Irish Gaelic

One of my favorite prayers in the language of my ancestors. Irish Gaelic. Beautiful language.


Ár n-Athair
Ár n-Athair atá ar neamh,
Go naofar d'ainim,
Go dtagfadh do ríocht,
Go ndéantar do thoil ar an talamh
mar a dhéantar ar neamh.
Ár n-arán laethúil tabhair dúinn inniu,
agus maith dúinn ár bhfiacha
mar a mhaithimidne dár bhféichiúna féin
(Ach ná lig sinn i gcathú,
ach saor sinn ó olc,)

My favorite quote from Anne Frank

"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As long as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles." - Anne Frank

Untitled Poem

If you look to the sky
And try to see
Through all of the pain
There is hope for you and me

A hope that might seem distant
But trust that it is there
It is in your heart, your soul
It is everywhere

A hope that is everlasting
That will break through all of your tears
And will lead you to a better tomorrow
And also better years

So please, don't give up my friend
You are loved more than you know
God's light will shine through
And make you glow


*I wrote this for a friend going through a very difficult time. Maybe it will help someone else who is hurting at the moment.*
"But you know happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, when one only remembers to turn on the light." - J.K. Rowling