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New PeaceTakesCourage Bumper Stickers


http://www.cafepress.com/peacecourage.182185605


Proceeds will go towards the documentary funding.

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Posted on Fri, 26 October 2007 10:31 by Ava
Posted by Ava


Seventeen


My birthday wish is

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Posted on Wed, 24 October 2007 12:12 by Ava
Posted by Ava


New Video: Confront the War President


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Close to 4,000 U.S. troops have been killed in the war in Iraq and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians have died as a result of the war. What for? This is the legacy of the War President - George W. Bush. On October 27th make it known that while this may be the legacy of George W. Bush it is not the legacy of the American people. Stand up and confront the war President. Stand up for peace!

Please visit http://www.peacetakescourage.com/page-fundraiser.htm and contribute what you can to the first PeaceTakesCourage fundraiser.

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Posted on Mon, 01 October 2007 09:26 by Ava
Posted by Ava


Reminder: Democratic Debate tonight!
Tune in and watch the debate live on MSNBC starting at 9pm and ending at 11pm ET.

You can submit questions for the debate here:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18182175/

I submitted this question:
As a first time voter in 2008 and as a young American one of my concerns is the overwhelming national deficit we are facing today. Many have said that my generation will be paying the price for the war in Iraq. What do you plan to do to help solve the government's debt problem?

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Posted on Wed, 26 September 2007 06:15 by Ava
Posted by Ava


PeaceTakesCourage Fundraiser Update
We are making progress in the PeaceTakesCourage Fundraiser, but we still have a ways to go! A few days ago I posted about the first PeaceTakesCourage Fundraiser. We set a goal of $10,000 for the final stages of film production in the documentary. As of right now we stand at $700, which still gives us a good bit to go! Please help by letting your friends and family know about the fundraiser and contributing if you can. If only half of the people who visit PeaceTakesCourage buy one or more of the PeaceTakesCourage I.D. tags($5 each) we will reach this goal in no time at all.

Thanks everyone for your support and contributions!
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Posted on Mon, 24 September 2007 07:12 by Ava
Posted by Ava


PeaceTakesCourage Fundraiser


A few months ago I excitedly announced a new project I was starting to take on - a full length documentary about the war in Iraq and the troops who have witnessed it first hand. Thanks to those who agreed to be part of the documentary and those of you who helped in other ways I was able to film interviews with Iraq veterans and not only learn a lot about the Iraq war, but also get footage that I hope will help the public better understand the Iraq war and it's effects on our troops returning from the frontlines. Thanks to those who have bought the PeaceTakesCourage I.D. Tags along with my personal savings from the past year I've been able to fund all of the filming, necessary equipment needed for the filming process, and the travel expenses that come with traveling for the interviews. Now it's come to a crucial part of the process of turning this footage into a documentary - the editing.

Because it did cost so much during the filming process my funds for this documentary have begun to run dry. This film is a completely independent film that isn't being funded by any production company and because of that our budget has already been skin-tight. Now I'm asking you to help finish up this project that I think will be an important wake-up call to the public about war and it's effects on our troops we send to the frontlines. That is why I'm having the first PeaceTakesCourage fundraiser and setting a goal of $10,000 for the final stages of this film production. If only half of the people who visit this website buy one or more of the PeaceTakesCourage I.D. tags we will reach this goal in no time at all. Please consider buying one or more of the tags to help us get there and help what I believe will be an important film get out to the American public.


Thanks for your support,
Ava Lowery

Contribute now by purchasing a PeaceTakesCourage I.D. Tag


If you are a veteran in the South Eastern United States and would like to add your story to this documentary please contact me. We've wrapped up most of our filming, but are still open to hearing more of your stories. You can contact me via email at avalowery@gmail.com or by phone at (334) 524 - 6193.

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Posted on Fri, 14 September 2007 01:49 by Ava
Posted by Ava


Video Repost: Security


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Posted on Tue, 11 September 2007 11:54 by Ava
Posted by Ava


We Remember, But Do They?
I remember September 11, 2001, the way most people remember it. I remember the shock and the horrible feeling that was in both my stomach and my heart all day. I remember watching the news and seeing the images of New York. The burning buildings, the people staring and in shock, the people jumping from buildings, all of the images stuck in my head. I’ve seen the footage many times, but every time I get that same horrible feeling I got on 9/11. On September 11th America started to suffocate, and she is barely hanging on today.

At 8:45 a.m. the first plane, American Airlines Flight 11, crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center. At 8:48 a.m. the first images of the burning World Trade center were broadcasted on live television. Then, at 9:03 a.m. a second plane, United Airlines Flight 175 crashed into the south tower of the World Trade Center. By this time the world knew something big and horrific was happening. But where was our Command-in-Chief when we needed him most?

At 9:03 a.m., the same time that the second plane hit the South Tower, George W. Bush was posing for a picture with a teacher at Booker Elementary in Sarasota, Florida. After taking the picture, George W. Bush sat down in a chair for a pre-planned photo op. After sitting down, his Chief of Staff Andrew Card came over and whispered, "A second plane hit the second tower. America is under attack." What did the President do? He sat there for a moment without any emotion. Then he picked up a book called “My Pet Goat” and read along with the children in the classroom.


George W. Bush sat there for 8 minutes while thousands of Americans died. At 9:57 a.m. Bush finally departed from Florida. At 10:05 a.m. The south tower of the World Trade Center collapsed, and at 10:28 a.m. The World Trade Center's north tower collapsed causing a massive cloud of debris and smoke.

Now let's venture back before the September 11th attacks. George W. Bush was given a national security memo that warned of a possible attack by al-Qaeda during the next few weeks, using hijacked aircraft by al-Qaeda agents already inside the United States on August 6, 2001. This was not the first warning of a terrorist attack the President had been given. So what did George W. Bush do? Bush responded in his usual way by taking a lengthy vacation to his ranch in Crawford, Texas. If he had taken the time to read that security memo and taken security measures to make sure the terrorist attack described in the memo, thousand of lives would have been spared.

At least 2,986 Americans Died on September 11, 2001. That’s 2,986 people that will never see there family again 2,986 people that will never be forgotten and will always be remembered.

On September 11, 2001, at 1:04 p.m. speaking from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, George W. Bush said:

Make no mistake, the United States will hunt down and punish those responsible for these cowardly acts.'

Days passed, and Osama Bin Laden was not found. Weeks passed and he was still not found. Months passed, and years passed, and Osama was still not found and still has not been found to this day. Between the days, weeks, months, and years, the Bush Administration seemed to move finding Bin Laden to the bottom of their list of priorities.

I don't know where Bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority." -- G.W. Bush, 3/13/02

"We've got a pretty good idea of the general area I don't have the street address." -- Dick Cheney 5/23/05

We remember, but do they?

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Posted on Tue, 11 September 2007 11:51 by Ava
Posted by Ava


Hurricane Katrina Two Years Later - Never Forget



U2 and Green Day - "The Saints Are Coming"

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Posted on Wed, 29 August 2007 08:58 by Ava
Posted by Ava


Best segment of the Daily Show ever - "America To The Rescue"
I tivo the daily show and watched last night's episode this morning. The interview with Obama was great, but the Three Generations of “America to the Rescue” segment was perhaps the best segment on the daily show ever. Stewart went through and showed the last few decades of "America to the rescue" in the middle east and how our presence has caused more violence and problems than it has solved and has been counterproductive.

Watch for yourself and see:
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Posted on Thu, 23 August 2007 05:24 by Ava
Posted by Ava


So Much for an "Honest" Assessment of the War
The Los Angeles Times reported that General Petraeus’ September report will be written by the White House, not the Generals.
quote:

Despite Bush’s repeated statements that the report will reflect evaluations by Petraeus and Ryan Crocker, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, administration officials said it would actually be written by the White House, with inputs from officials throughout the government. And though Petraeus and Crocker will present their recommendations on Capitol Hill, legislation passed by Congress leaves it to the president to decide how to interpret the report’s data.



This is a complete contradiction of President Bush's statement in the past saying he would not meddle in Petraeus' report and would "respect the command structure" :
quote:

I will repeat, as the Commander-in-Chief of a great military who has supported this military and will continue to support this military, not only with my with insisting that we get resources to them, but with - by respecting the command structure, I’m going to wait for David to come back - David Petraeus to come back and give us the report on what he sees.



So as usual Bush will continue to not only ignore the situation on the ground in Iraq, but also those who have seen the situation and witnessed it first hand. Heck of a job Georgie.
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Posted on Sun, 19 August 2007 02:31 by Ava
Posted by Ava


New Video: We the People Won't Back Down


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Think you can't make a difference? Think again!

This is the country of we the people, and it's up to us to direct this country in the path that we think is best for our country. Don't lose hope, and never back down.
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Posted on Sat, 18 August 2007 02:58 by Ava
Posted by Ava


New Video: The History of Nixon and the Future of Cheney


Watch and vote on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVcuHtrrtQE


When history repeats to we notice? and more importantly do we do anything about it? Cheney may be a Vice President while Nixon was the President, but the parallels between Cheney and Nixon cannot go ignored.

This video was quickly made for the "Dump Dick" video contest. I've been extremely busy working on the documentary and haven't had much time to make videos but threw this one together in a few hours. Please vote for this video in the contest by rating it five stars and help support it by linking it to your blog, myspace, or website and sending it to your friends and family. All the prize money that would be won if this video wins the contest will go towards funding the documentary. Our funds are running low and we still have more filming and editing to do so please help this video win.
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Posted on Sat, 04 August 2007 08:56 by Ava
Posted by Ava


New Video: Who Would Jesus Bomb?


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Check out the newest PeaceTakesCourage video and let me know what you think! If you like the video be sure to pass it on to others.

The music is by an awesome band called Ten Story Relapse. Check them out online and pick up a copy of their new album here:
http://www.tenstoryrelapse.com/
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Posted on Tue, 24 July 2007 07:37 by Ava
Posted by Ava


New video coming soon and a few quick updates
Lately I have been neglecting the blog along with the front page headlines of the website. Although I should contribute more of my time towards updating both of these more often I have been extremely busy with the filming of the documentary. We have made some really great progress and done quite a bit of interviewing and filming. We are moving along at a great pace and have been able to get a lot done in the past few weeks.

I will be posting a new video tomorrow afternoon, so keep an eye out for it. It's very different from my other videos so check it out and let me know what you think. I always enjoy reading your thoughts and comments here on the blog, on the forum, or in emails.

Speaking of the forum, I've updated the forum with the newest version of phpBB and have also customized a layout for the forum so it appears much more peacetakescourage-ish now. Check it out if you can and be sure to stop in and say hi, we have some great discussions going on with the awesome members of the forums.

wink
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Posted on Tue, 24 July 2007 01:48 by Ava

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