January 1st, 2007

Chris Keeley

to prescribe a path to permanent peace for Israelis, with peace and justice for the Palestinians

to prescribe a path to permanent peace for Israelis, with peace and justice for the Palestinians

Faith, Commitments and Mideast Peace

Each person has to deal with various facets of faith. In my book, Living Faith, I describe how all of us predicate our decisions and actions on faith. Early in life, we have faith in our parents, later in peers or school teachers, then in our religious beliefs and in our nation’s moral/political values. Cumulatively, we develop (or lack) self-confidence, or faith in ourselves.

There is often a challenge in correlating these different commitments. My Christian faith has always been preeminent, as I worship the Prince of Peace. Still, from childhood I wanted a career in the U.S. Navy and served for eleven years, as a submariner. Although prepared for combat, my rationale was that my chosen profession was preserving peace.

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On Faith: Guest Voices: Faith, Commitments and Mideast Peace

On Faith: Guest Voices: Faith, Commitments and Mideast Peace

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/guestvoices/2006/12/faith_commitments_and_mideast.html


Chris Keeley Jimmy Carter is right on target. Peace is the Answer. Most of his critics have not read his most recent book out of 20+ books. To bring up the Iran hostage crisis in this is upsurd because as we know the true October suprise (getting Regunz elected) (Gates Rummy and Cheney) is to get and keep Republicans in Power at the expense of American lives and keep the Industrial Military Complex alive. More Nukes, Fear and oppression. AIDS, Hunger, loose Nukes, Global warming, the environment should be on everybody's minds as we bask in 80 degree weather in Washington. Posted January 1, 2007 7:50 AM
Chris Keeley

Enron, intelligence, and the perils of too much information.

You’d want to send the counterterrorism team from the C.I.A. on a golfing trip twice a month with the counterterrorism teams from the F.B.I. and the N.S.A. and the Defense Department, so they could get to know one another and compare notes.

OPEN SECRETS
by MALCOLM GLADWELL
Enron, intelligence, and the perils of too much information.
Issue of 2007-01-08
Posted 2007-01-01

On the afternoon of October 23, 2006, Jeffrey Skilling sat at a table at the front of a federal courtroom in Houston, Texas. He was wearing a navy-blue suit and a tie. He was fifty-two years old, but looked older. Huddled around him were eight lawyers from his defense team. Outside, television-satellite trucks were parked up and down the block.

“We are here this afternoon,” Judge Simeon Lake began, “for sentencing in United States of America versus Jeffrey K. Skilling, Criminal No. H-04-25.” He addressed the defendant directly: “Mr. Skilling, you may now make a statement and present any information in mitigation.”
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a retrospective look at a year of events.

a retrospective look at a year of events.

View the slide show.

http://www.newyorker.com/online/covers/articles/070108on_onlineonly03


Burlesque at Galapagos, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Photograph by Sylvia Plachy. From the issue of June 5, 2006.


Meryl Streep and a dummy, in Laurie Simmons’s film, “The Music of Regret.” Photograph by Sylvia Plachy. From the issue of May 29, 2006.


Richard Serra’s “Elevations, Repetitions,” at Gagosian. Photograph by Gus Powell. From the issue of June 19, 2006.


The Cat Championship will be held this week at Madison Square Garden. Photograph by Landon Nordeman. From the issue of October 16, 2006.

http://www.newyorker.com/online/covers/articles/070108on_onlineonly03
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Don’t give me fountains, I need waterfalls/And when I cry, my tears will fill an ocean

That emotional turbulence runs through albums that chronicle with blunt honesty a life of extreme mood swings. The facts may be disguised, but the emotions — ferocious passion, vengeful anger, desperate longing, jealousy, heartbreak, ecstasy — are laid bare.


Don’t give me fountains, I need waterfalls/And when I cry, my tears will fill an ocean

Michael Nagle for The New York Times
Carly Simon, left, singing with her daughter, Sally Taylor. “I no longer have anxiety attacks,” Ms. Simon said. “Instead I have depression.”

Hush, Little Baby, Mama’s Crooning

Entering the world of Carly Simon’s new album “Into White” (Columbia) is like tiptoeing into an enchanted garden. The fanciful Cat Stevens song that opens the record and gives it its title establishes a mood of deep, dreamy calm that is sustained over 14 songs.

Singing quietly in a low throbbing alto caressed by exquisite folk-pop arrangements, Ms. Simon projects the warmth and intimacy of a parent caught up in the magic of the bedtime stories she is reading to her children. And the presence on the album of her two grown children, Sally and Ben Taylor, enhances its aura of a family musicale.

Oddly enough “Into White,” which will be released tomorrow, is not the record Ms. Simon originally intended to make. After releasing a collection of standards, “Moonlight Serenade,” made in the Rod Stewart mode, Ms. Simon said, 61, she longed to cut loose and make a rock ’n’ roll album with Booker T. Jones, the legendary keyboardist, producer, and architect of Memphis soul. But Columbia Records executives deemed the idea uncommercial (probably wisely, she now admits) and instead proposed an album of lullabies.

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DEBORAH VAN AUTEN

DEBORAH VAN AUTEN

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Deborah Van Auten, "Altars," 2006, oil on linen, 30 x 30", $14500, framed $14,800

Treading Water,2006, oil on linen, 30 x 30", $14,500, framed $14,800
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Deborah Van Auten, "Treading Water," 2006, oil on linen, 30 x 30", $14500, framed $14800


http://www.ardengallery.com/VanAuten/Deborah_Van_Auten.htm
Chris Keeley

This is an interesting item, I believe--1/1/07

This item appeared in my email collection today, New Year's Day. It
is responding to something that the author, Mr. Walter Furst, apparently
a retired FSO, picked up only recently, since my original message was
sent in the middle of last August and then circulated more widely by Tex
Harris. I leave it to you to evaluate his critique. The only very strong
objection I have is that he refers to FSO's who served in the State
Department's Near East Bureau as "inmates"--I suppose he means in some
sort of insane asylum. He is of course mistaken in what UNSC security
resolution 242 called for--not defensible borders for Israel, but
withdrawal by Israel from the territories recently occupied by force of
arms. His interpretation of 242 confirms that he is an uncritical
supporter of Israel's positions on these critical issues. Not an
objective student of the problems we have been addressing.
   I would like to know where he lives, so that I could arrive at his
front door with some well-armed colleagues and demand that he vacate his
house and turn it over to us because we think it belongs to us more than
to him. I have no doubt that he would slam the door, which is what we
should do to him.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject:        Re: FSO(R) Robert Keeley on the CNI Foundation Ad in New York
Times--8/13/06
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Domino Harvey

Domino Harvey

http://www.dominomovie.com/

Domino wallpaper

Harvey, daughter of the late British actor Laurence Harvey and supermodel Paulene Stone, had led a tormented, eccentric existence. She ran a London dance club, worked as a ranch hand in San Diego, then became a "bail recovery agent," hunting fugitives and carrying a shotgun she called

The cause of death will not be determined until toxicology tests are completed, officials said.

Among those who attended Harvey's funeral on July 1 were Rourke, Scott, Peter Morton and Steve Jones.

"I think as the song goes, she was looking for love in all the wrong places," said Jones. "Another lost soul who couldn't find her way."

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