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To my Fellow Opednews Activists, I have to Scold you All:

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Message Kathryn Smith

Sorry folks. Much as I admire (almost, with very few exceptions) every one of you; truly as I have enjoyed reading your informative, well thought-out and admirably researched articles; and greatly as I appreciate the thinking, care and motivation which goes into that writing, or expressing concerned and intelligent comments.....

There is one ingredient missing on this forum which upsets and concerns me. And I have to voice it, for the good of society in America and at this point, even for the sake of the whole world. Because with two mass murderers in office holding nuclear weapons in their hands, things ain't no joke. The Lame Ducks have yet to have their feet tied, they are only flying high, while we the people have yet to get certain ducks of our own in a row:

 A) Why is it that even some headlined articles aren't "Dugg" by readers?


The above article headlined yesterday, 7-15-08, that Kucinich's one article of impeachment was actually getting some floor time even if not an actual impearchment hearing, was not Dugg by ONE person. Not ONE! I Dugg it, Reddit'd it, and sent it elsewhere around the web. As of midnight tonight, Tuesday July 15, I was the ONLY one to send it to DIGG and elsewhere. This is a sham!

Folks, here we are, complaining that the Press is censored, Iran is scheduled for attack, WW III may break out, The Great Depression Exacerbated is a real concern, Martial Law may be reality instead of paranoia....and all we do is *not* send important things such as floor time for an impeachment hearing all over the web? How dare we obstruct the flow of information in this way? Sorry but it's true. We ARE obstructing if we don't help. We must take individual responsibility. Period, end.

In my opinion, Kucinich's one article of impeachment, concerning the fact that Bush unilaterally took us to war based on fabricated hot air, is the very thing which will prevent an attack on Iran. Perhaps that is even why Kucinich is introducing these articles of impeachment, right now, so late in the Presidential history. Doesn't that make sense? Smart man. Let's help him to stop the attack on Iran (and WW III, and more!) DIGG the story all over the web, help to get the Dies for Lies on the mainstream American radar! Post comments to DIGG and elsewhere, tying in the impeachment with preventing the attack on Iran by shedding the light of day on the lies involved. (Iran stopped its nuclear formulating in 2003. Plus we ourselves have weapons of mass distruction: Should everybody come and attack us, please? Good god, I hope not! IE this "Weapons of mass destruction" business is something I never bought into as "valid" reason to go to war).

C) Wherever a door closes, another one is opening. Such is what I was taught when I was little. And those words ring true in my head but also present themselves to me in life opportunities too, all the time.

We must, as a matter of ethic and responsibility, send very important news stories to the very top of the web. Let us please not only DIGG each and every important story---it only takes 30 seconds----but also send chain emails asking others to DIGG the story too. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!

D) Criminality does not like to see the light of day. That's where we citizen journalists come in. Hoorah for such opportunities to be of help! Let us be ENcouraged, not DIScouraged!

When the Media bows out of its job, We the Citizens and People ("People"=citizens or not, in the Constitution's very specific wording) have the golden opportunity to become our own truth-oriented, uncensored, unfettered journalists. We can use our cell phones to take movie shots and spread them around the Web. We can write articles and post them in so many places that they go half-way around the world, if only we post to enough websites (well, that would be exhausting, but you get my point).

Let us seize opportunity where it knocks, and while it knocks. Because theoretically if not in actual reality, we have free speech left. So far, the police are not breaking in to our homes----yet-----based on free speech. Or at least, not on a wide-spread level (though quite frankly, based on ACLU statistics and stories that I am familiar with, I can tell you that this IS happening. In fact, it's the FBI and not merely the police who are doing it, thanks to the Patriot Act, without warrant or probable cause, with gag orders keeping it all so secret that even Congress doesn't know about it).

Let us seize the opportunity to exercise our free speech while we, *as a greater mass*, still have it. Because when the day comes that not merely targeted individuals, but the greater masses lose their free speech, then indeed we will have big problems on our hands. Believe me, it will be much worse than now. We don't even want to go there.

Let us rejoice in the spark of hope while we still have it! All it takes to light a fire is one little spark. Strike a match, and the whole room lights up. Add twenty candles to one lit candle, and the room is only a little bit brighter. One candle alone lights up the room, for the most part. It's amazing.

Let us spread around whatever little light we can, knowing that it will make a big difference.

Big problems, simple solutions. That's my motto for life. It works. It's usually true. Even the most looming and dark of problems can clear up with simple things. It just has to be the *right* simple thing.

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