Reader Mail: Sunflowers for Peace

5/10/2008:

I had meant to publish an entry about Vinnie’s “Sunflowers for Peace” seedling event back at the beginning of the month, but I honestly forgot to flag my email in Outlook. I apologized to him, but he still had a great day promoting his mission:

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Sunflowers for Peace

“Thanks one and all on a great job. It was a fun afternoon and the message was received very well. On this, the first year for “Sunflowers for Peace” we collected $72.00 , all of which will be donated to the Carter Center. Hopefully, this will become an annual event , and more importantly , the last one in which we be calling for an end to the war in Iraq.

Unfortunately, President and Mrs. Carter could not attend, but I’m sure they were there in spirit. Thank you,Sir, for your inspiration and courage.

Wishing you all a happy and healthful summer. Peace.”

Vincent
“Sunflowers for Peace”

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64 Comments on "Reader Mail: Sunflowers for Peace"

hobodave
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hobodave
It’s true – oh well – the significance of colonialism in the region cannot be ignored. [quote comment=”82460″] …what a lot of people miss imo is the fact that most of the arab world was under control of a foreign power for centuries. only in the first part of the 20th century did britain, france, etc start to return sovereignty to the arab nations. palestinains have not controlled their destiny for hundreds of years – first it was the turks, then the british. ….[/quote] In fact most of the borders and “countries” in the region were artificially created at the end of WW1 in order to “divide up the spoils” of the Ottoman Empire between the victorious Allies, starting with the infamous, secret Sykes-Picot Agreement between the British and French. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sykes-Picot_Agreement “The secret agreement spelled out the division of Ottoman Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine into various French and British-administered areas. The agreement conflicted directly with pledges already given by the British to the Hashemite leader Hussein ibn Ali, the Sharif of Mecca, who had been persuaded to lead an Arab revolt in the Hejaz against the Ottoman rulers on the understanding that the Arabs would eventually receive much of the territory won. The Sykes-Picot Agreement, the Paris Peace Conference and the Cairo Conference were examples of the political hegemony of the European imperialist powers, which shifted borders and annexed territories, inventing dependency through mandates and protectorates. … Some 12 states were created in the Arabian Peninsula and 22 states… Read more »
Katie_Scarlett
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[quote comment=”82482″]When are we gonna let Hamas Hezbollah and Al Qaeda in the Olympics????

Forget this sunflower business…. how about IFWVBT????

Islamic Fundamentalist Women’s Volleyball Team???

Chop!Chop!
:mrgreen:[/quote]
only if it’s beach volleyball!

British Hairways
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British Hairways

[quote comment=”82482″]When are we gonna let Hamas Hezbollah and Al Qaeda in the Olympics????

Forget this sunflower business…. how about IFWVBT????

Islamic Fundamentalist Women’s Volleyball Team???

Chop!Chop!
:mrgreen:[/quote]

Is Chop!Chop a reference to Rutgers football or something? It gets pretty old.

strand tramp
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strand tramp

shiites pretty much want all other peoples on the planet to die. wait, no…they want to kill all the other people on the planet.

honcho
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honcho

When are we gonna let Hamas Hezbollah and Al Qaeda in the Olympics????

Forget this sunflower business…. how about IFWVBT????

Islamic Fundamentalist Women’s Volleyball Team???

Chop!Chop!
:mrgreen:

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