The ONE Campaign
Maybe you support it, maybe you don’t.
Maybe you have heard of it,maybe you haven’t.
Maybe you saw the commercials;
…maybe you still want [need] to visit the website.
I know I’m not the the only one that has asked why the largest and most vocal charities don’t get together to try and fight the war on AIDS, the war on poverty or the fight for life. Why they don’t help spread the administration costs…why they don’t show that people and organizations with different leaders can work together for a common goal. No matter what your religious and spiritual beliefs: there is no one human saviour. As a group, humans can help save other humans.
Whether The ONE Campaign is another pop phenomenon or a catalyst to make people remember what it means to be humane…what will it hurt to support it? They aren’t looking for money, just your voice. Help support the The ONE Campaign…I do.
What is The ONE Campaign?
ONE is a new effort by Americans to rally Americans – ONE by ONE – to fight the emergency of global AIDS and extreme poverty. The ONE Campaign is engaging Americans through a diverse coalition of faith-based and anti-poverty organizers to show the steps people can take, ONE by ONE, to fight global AIDS and poverty.
The ONE Campaign: “WE BELIEVE that in the best American tradition of helping others help themselves, now is the time to join with other countries in a historic pact for compassion and justice to help the poorest people of the world overcome AIDS and extreme poverty. WE RECOGNIZE that a pact including such measures as fair trade, debt relief, fighting corruption and directing additional resources for basic needs education, health, clean water, food, and care for orphans would transform the futures and hopes of an entire generation in the poorest countries, at a cost equal to just one percent more of the US budget. WE COMMIT ourselves – one person, one voice, one vote at a time – to make a better, safer world for all.”
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Check it out…one of my favorite blogs too. :) An Artsy Fartsy Weblog: A Thousand Words project: 16/21
Actually I have been studying for classes and working a bit much. Put my blog on hold…not that anyone cares :) Actually, they say you should just keep going with a blog rather then apologize, but I like to rant and babble so if I didn’t have three or four sentences of filler in my posts you would be offended…I mean why else would you visit?
So when I sit at home and read…this is my little spot of “zen”
Yes yes, that is my bed on the left of the picture. *sigh* I have a loft and no it is not a dorm room and yes I am over 25!! Sheesh. It’s a full size bed and it’s lofted, it gives me a nice sleeping area that is also in it’s own little spot. No, it doesn’t cause a problem when someone spends the night…but that’s to discuss another time. :)
Books books books…if you have been reading for awhile or looked at my book listing, you know I have been reading like crazy the past year (year and a half, but who’s counting). Behind the magic bamboo curtain you’ll see…tada! Books, loads of them.
More pics soon to come…I just bought a digital camera so that means I have more to blog-n-show about. :) On the horizon: Tamara Bedricky meet-n-greet and concert tonight! Saturday it’s Star Wars Episode III and Sunday…6th row tickets for Michael Buble!! You know I’ll have pictures to share for that one.
A fear of the number 13. Anyone else crazy enough to blog today?
I have been busy as hell with work during the day…then classes at night. I have a test tonight so I have been studying like a freak!! When I’m done with my test I’ll have a moment to breathe and finish my back posting extravaganza!
Still tweaking my site design…added some links to my profiles and changed some formatting around a bit. Friendster, MySpace and Consumating profiles are linked…along with my Amazon wish-list (muhahah book insanity). I’m trying to clean up my book listing at All consuming so it works with tags correctly, then I can show a little more about what I have been reading…because everyone cares about that. :P
I have some good stories too! OMG…the shit that has happened recently is just from a freaking movie…what else is new? I’ve always got some crazy story to tell.
Just another Friday
I have some posting to catch up on…but I have some ranting to do. It’s happened again if you can believe it: I kinda like a friend of mine, but I’m kinda talking to someone else too.
It seems almost inevitable that when I start talking to someone –break– yes we are playing the pronoun game here because I am two years old….someone does mean female, a girl…a cute one too. –unbreak– sooo where was I? YEAH! It seems almost inevitable that when I start talking to someone on a regular basis that I have an interest in getting to know a little more about, I find someone else I would also like to get to know more about. Now, some people would think that this is a good thing: having choices. The problem is that I tend to botch things up with all parties when I get to this point. Why? Well I don’t have “mad pimping game skillz” like some fellas (haha riiiiiight), but I get to a point where I think I might hurt someone because I donno if I can focus on one person and still be honest about it to the other person…then my great gift of over-thinking goes into overdrive so I make more out of every situation then there is and it’s all down hill from there. I rock!!
I should mention that one person I just talk to and there isn’t much beyond that right now; but we started talking on the premise of a possible date in the future. Thankfully we talk openly (to a point) about other people we talk to. So no real big problem there. The other person…well it’s a little complicated, and the complications don’t need to be weighed just yet.
Let’s just say that right now I have a problem. There is someone that I used to be flirty-with-no-problem friends with. A few weekends ago I gained some insight into her thoughts on our flirty nature; this made me think which is not always a good thing. I then spent some time with her this past weekend and saw a different side of things (good side) and I am now…well I’m not a babbling dweeb about it! :) I pretty much tongue tied when we talk and the only way I can talk is by not looking her her eyes. Why? Well you know how a mouse sort of gets hypnotized by a snake before it gets devoured? Yea, that’s pretty much the situation: I’m the mouse.
So if you are a regular reader you know I tend to exaggerate a little and overreact. Right, I’m a freak and I’m all over the map. So, my reactions are just like I said, but I have been keeping them subtle. Last night I happened to bump into her again and well…I’m pretty sure she caught on that there might be a “little issue” on my side of the fence. AWESOME! I suck.
*sigh* Life likes to throw curve-balls doesn’t it?
“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. “
– Abraham Lincoln