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A parade and ceramony was held in Seattle on Wednesday. It was to honor our Superbowl
winners,the Seattle Seahawks. What makes this unique is the fact that 700,000 people
were there. That number has to put this crowd among the biggest anywhere.
All were there with one voice,honor our team.

I smiled as I watched and my mind started to dream. What issue would it take to get
this many people to join us and speak with one voice? Hunger?Healthcare?the fact
that our roads and bridges are following apart? how about clean water in America? What
is going on in West Virginia is a huge disaster. Rivers are filled with poison,schools are
shut down. People are getting sick. Maybe THAT would anger people.

All around town,I see flags on cars and trucks with football logo,clothes with  football
logo. People are happy.

Dream for a day when 700,000 will march not for a sports team,but for a better America.
I want to buy a sweator that says "I helped make America better."

People have to show our passion for the World around them. What would have happened if each person brought ten dollars with them for chairty. 700,000 times ten dollars would go along way to help feed people or help with so many causes.

I hope someday,700,0000 people will be willing to march in a cold February day for
something more significantt than to honor a sports team.

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  •  Tip Jar (9+ / 0-)

    Social activist, nutrition and exercise advice,long distance runner, Writer.

    by Vet63 on Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 11:07:47 AM PST

  •  Well said. n/t (3+ / 0-)
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    So many books--so little time. Economic Left/Right -7.88 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian -6.97

    by Louisiana 1976 on Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 11:26:18 AM PST

  •  Fox News (2+ / 0-)
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    has disappointed me. They've completely failed to link Obamacare to the Denver Bronco's vicious beatdown because of Benghazi something something.

    Allow provisional acceptance of things that go against your deepest convictions in the face of a preponderance of evidence.

    by ConservativeBrainTrust on Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 11:33:19 AM PST

    •  ConvervativeBrainTrust (0+ / 0-)

      That"s RIGHT! Everything negative in our life is because
      of his stupid attempt for health care. One right
      wing blog writer called out President a "beast" today.
      Talk about racism!
      Thanks for your thought,
      Mike

      Social activist, nutrition and exercise advice,long distance runner, Writer.

      by Vet63 on Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 12:39:47 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

  •  Sometimes people need a break from the things (1+ / 0-)
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    that depress them.  Like a sports win.  Not everything can be solved with a march.  I think a lot of times you expect people to look at the world the way you do - we wouldn't be in this position if more people did, you know.  So naturally you're disappointed.

    Preaching to the choir, man.  Preaching to the choir.

    I'm so fat! Oh, they're going to love me, I'm so marbled! - Jack LeMans, Bounty Killer

    by Mortifyd on Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 11:46:50 AM PST

    •  Mortifyd (1+ / 0-)
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      I know I was  wishing. 700,000 people would not show up
      for anything that can make their life better. Somehow
      many here feel THEY won the game. I loose friends when
      I ask,"did you Play?
      Take care,
      Mike

      Social activist, nutrition and exercise advice,long distance runner, Writer.

      by Vet63 on Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 12:43:38 PM PST

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  •  Check this out, it's not just the size of the (1+ / 0-)
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    Vet63

    Crowd that matters, as you know.

    Check out this great diary by by Denise Oliver Velez

    Daily Kos: State of Conflict - North Carolina (Bill Moyers) - Moral March Feb 8 in Raleigh

    http://www.dailykos.com/...

    •  We Won (1+ / 0-)
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      I listened to every word of the show. Art Pope lives in every
      state. I see your point and agree with it. I simply had never
      SEEN 700,000 people in tghe same place before. I know
      they are from both parties. I promise, I am fighting
      as hard as I can to keep Washington state a blue one.
      Thanks for letting me watch the video.
      Mike

      Social activist, nutrition and exercise advice,long distance runner, Writer.

      by Vet63 on Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 07:20:38 PM PST

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  •  I think the only thing that consistently (1+ / 0-)
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    Vet63

    brings out crowds in the hundreds of thousands are championships in one of the four major sports, the NFL, NBA, MLB, or the NHL. I think that's because professional sports unites cities and cuts across all ages, genders, races, and political affiliations. And I think that's what it takes to consistently bring out crowds of a half million or more.

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 08:09:09 PM PST

    •  VClib (0+ / 0-)

      So your saying thats it! every other issue in America, no
      matter how serious,will NEVER bring that many folks
      together. How sad,Martin Luther King was right;good people do nothing,whle evil does whatever it chooses.
      I did say in my tiny diary,it was just a dream of mine that some day people will give a shit.
      Mike

      Social activist, nutrition and exercise advice,long distance runner, Writer.

      by Vet63 on Sat Feb 08, 2014 at 11:14:07 AM PST

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      •  In my comment I forgot that professional sports (0+ / 0-)

        also brings together people of all classes as well. That's the magic of sports. Political rallies are only supported by people who are interested in that particular issue, and tend not to be the type of rally that has broad appeal across class, race, gender, ages, and political affiliations.

        "let's talk about that"

        by VClib on Sat Feb 08, 2014 at 01:26:32 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

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