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Small Love

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Here's an excerpt from a short article on Norman Solomon by Steve Duin:

"The culture has diluted people's resolve, their outrage. The mass-market culture has left us numb. And lack of feeling translates into lack of action. [This is] the freezing of love into small spaces." There is no end to our love for our children or claustrophobic circle of friends. "We say, 'Don't mess with my loved ones, but screw the people across the street or around the world.' Unfortunately, we define our loved ones rather narrowly." - Norman Solomon

~ pinky

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[ note from Bunny: This relates to some of the points I was trying to make near the end of our Matrix conversation. ]

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[ pinky: Yeah, I thought of you when I saw this. Thanks for mentioning. ]

New Conversation: What is the Matrix?

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A couple of weeks ago our friend Callie stopped by to visit us here in the desert. Callie and I both like the movie The Matrix, so before she arrived we agreed that we'd have a discussion about it when she got here. The transcript of our chat is here.

~ Bunny

Who's Vince Lombardi?

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I just came across this wonderful quote in a sports magazine I found near the highway:

Practice doesn't make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.
- Vince Lombardi

Simple quote, innumerable implications. Especially if we think of our daily routines as practice.

~ pinky

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[ note from Kim: Do you ever get the idea that we don't know what we are practicing for? ]

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[ Bunny: I think most of us are so busy that we can't afford to try to achieve anything. Especially anything 'big'. ]

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[ pinky: Do you think people ever shy away from trying to achieve something simply because it sounds too wonderful? ]

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[ Bunny: I think so. I think it happens all the time. ]

The Fast Moving Century

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Hmm!

The 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy. - Alex Carey

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New Area: Conversations

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Today we are opening a new area at the Pinky Show website. Since we lack imagination, we are tentatively just calling it 'the Conversations area'. The idea is simple but we are very excited about it - basically we're going to use this area to archive (in text form) some of the conversations that we've had with others, or even conversations we've had amongst ourselves, that have been important to our learning.

We're kicking off the new area with an interview Pinky did with psychotherapist Shirin Shokouhi on the subject of violence. She talks about violence at the interpersonal level but also between nations. It is very eye-opening. I hope people will take some time to consider what Ms. Shokouhi has to say. Especially since at this very moment our leaders are trying to create a new war, this time with Iran.

We will be adding more conversations on a regular basis.

[ Read the conversation ]

~ Bunny

eBay Giving Works Program

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Mimi & Kim have set up an account with MissionFish, the organization that allows non-profit organizations like ourselves to do fundraising through eBay. The program is called eBay Giving Works and it's a very creative program that's already helped thousands of non-profits raise millions of dollars. It works by:

1) Allowing non-profit organizations a way to sell donated stuff on eBay and use the proceeds to fund their projects.

2) Providing a way for people to sell their unwanted or excess stuff on eBay, and donating the proceeds to The Pinky Show.

Pretty neat. We're hoping that people will give it a try. To find out more about the The Pinky Show at eBay Giving Works, please follow this link:

http://www.missionfish.org/NPMMF/nphomepage.jsp?NP_ID=21837

(click on the 'How It Works' tab for more general information).

Thank you,

Bunny

New Episode: How To Solve Illegal Immigration

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I just posted our newest video, How To Solve Illegal Immigration. Although this is the first video that has Daisy in it, we've actually known Daisy for a long time. The video can be watched by clicking here.

In other news, we will be opening a brand new area on our website soon. It's really good, to me this new area will be just as important as our video archive in the long run. Pinky told me to announce it but I like secrets.

~ Bunny

Banners & Buttons kit

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Some people have asked for Pinky Show banners or buttons for their website, blog, MySpace page, etc. I finally got around to making some tonight. The file is small (124kb, zipped); it contains 9 different graphics of various sizes in it. Download the kit by clicking here. I hope you like them.

~ Bunny