Saturday, July 10, 2010 The Rebeca Cutler Foundation About Richard Strauss

In loving memory
of every cancer patient who have lost their battle
with cancer the ones that continue to fight and for those who
have won!

Ronnie Dio and the Red Caps: An Angel is Missing

Happy birthday, dear Ronnie. You are very much missed.

In memory of Ronnie James Dio on his 68th birthday. Much love! m/ m/

Friday, July 9, 2010

Credit scoring is a racket. My cousin has always paid her mortgage & student loan on time, has cleared up most other debt, still can't win.

I'd open my blog for comments if there would be real people commenting instead of spam bots. Sheesh. A little adult content = spam magnet!

86,919,792 gallons of oil leaked into the gulf and counting. bp gulfoilspill

Once Upon A Desire: End the barbaric practice of stoning

End the barbaric practice of stoning

Dear Friends,

Yesterday an Iranian woman, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, was saved by global protests from being stoned to death.

But she may still be hanged -- and, meanwhile, execution by stoning continues. Right now fifteen more people are on death row awaiting stoning in which victims are buried up to their necks in the ground and then large rocks are thrown at their heads.

The partial reprieve of Sakineh, triggered by the call from her children for international pressure to save her life, has shown that if enough of us come together and voice our horror, we may be able to save her life, and stop stoning once and for all. Sign the urgent petition now and send it onto everyone you know -- let's end this cruel slaughter NOW!

Sakineh was convicted of adultery, like all the other 12 women and one of the men awaiting stoning. But her children and lawyer say she is innocent and that she did not get a fair trial -- they state her confession was forced from her and, speaking only Azerbaijani, she did not understand what was being asked of her in court.

Despite Iran's signing of a UN convention that requires the death penalty only be used for the "most serious crimes" and despite the Iranian Parliament passing a law banning stoning last year, stoning for adultery continues.

Sakineh's lawyer says the Iranian government "is afraid of Iranian public reaction and international attention" to the stoning cases. And after Turkey and Britain's Foreign Ministers spoke out against Sakineh's sentence, it was suspended.

Sakineh's brave children are leading the international campaign to save their mother and stop stoning. Massive international condemnation now could finally stop this sickening punishment. Let's join together today across the world to end this brutality. Sign the petition to save Sakineh and end stoning here:

In hope and determination,

Alice, David, Milena, Ben and the whole Avaaz team


Iranians still facing death by stoning despite 'reprieve', The Guardian:

Britain condemns planned Iran stoning as 'medieval', AFP:

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Depression is such a useless state of mind. I hate it when it happens to me. It's different from "the blues." Can't just talk yourself up.