Dec. 10th, 2009

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My brother Richard welcomed his son into the world today. Zachary Richard Bell was born at 8:05 AM CT in St. Louis. Mom and child are doing fine. Brother... Well we'll see.

Congrats, Rich! Enjoy being a daddy!
unclejimbo: (stop being afraid)
http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,

Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people,

Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law,

Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations,

Whereas the peoples of the United Nations have in the Charter reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,

Whereas Member States have pledged themselves to achieve, in co-operation with the United Nations, the promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms,

Whereas a common understanding of these rights and freedoms is of the greatest importance for the full realization of this pledge,

Now, Therefore THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY proclaims THIS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.



Hey Neocons and Bushies. Read THIS! It's not QUAINT! It's not OUT DATED! It is WHO WE ARE AS HUMAN BEINGS!

Is it any wonder why people hated the Bush when he was pResident of the United States. Of course, I seriously down W ever read anything more difficult than "My Pet Goat".

And today, President Obama accepts the Nobel Peace Prize. Yeah, it probably is a thumb in the eye to the Bush Administration but it is also a vote of confidence that he will work to improve things and hopefully not allow this country to go down that path again.

Now if only he'd convene a War Crimes Trial. If Mr. Cheney wants to keep running his mouth, that would be the ideal forum.

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