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Posted on Mar 20, 2009
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The first family volunteers in January during a national day of service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

President Obama has called on Americans to volunteer in their communities, but the economic meltdown makes civilian service a tough sell. In this interview, Russ Finkelstein, associate director of, argues that “we all have something to give,” even those of us without much time and money.

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By Chris Bieber, March 22, 2009 at 6:27 am Link to this comment

National Service and the philosophy behind it..

pure of the tenants of socialist legality and philosophy…

Serve the State…serve authority…serve the Party…serve serve serve..

Altruism….blind obedience…

the Proles of Orwell’s 1984….

Americans today….being conditioned to serve..

Stalin, Mussolini, Hitler, Mao, Csstro, Saddam,...

Fascism, Socialism, other countries,

The Cults of Lincoln, Wilson, FDR, Kennedy, Reagan and now Obama.. all to worship honor and obey the Leader..and the State which has erected the Leader and the worship…and the State’s actions.

And this is the America we are to admire and PROMOTE at the end of a gun??

listen to the song “Cult of Personality” by Living Colour…and watch the video.

a slippery slope to tyranny..and its BIPARTISAN.

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By Jeff Garrison, March 20, 2009 at 10:45 am Link to this comment
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I suggest that AmeriCorps and the Peace Corps be checked out for very interesting and valuable full time opportunities, which provide health insurance and limited income.

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By prosefights, March 20, 2009 at 5:45 am Link to this comment

EU Has High Hopes for US Message to Iran
By VOA News
20 March 2009

The European Union is hopeful U.S. President Barack Obama’s message to Iran can help thaw relations between Tehran and much of the world.

EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana said in Brussels Friday that the broadcast appeal could help open “a new chapter” for relations with Iran.

A short and deadly history of how we got to where we are WITH IRAN.

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