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by maria on 05.11.2008 - 11:56  

It is a great day to be an American. 43 years after the Voting Rights Act was passed outlawing discriminating voting practices that were often used to prevent blacks from voting, we have elected a black president. 40 years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot for having a noble and inspiring dream, we are one giant step closer to seeing that dream fulfilled.

I want to thank Barack Obama. He has given me hope. Hope that this country can overcome its prejudices. Hope that we can become a great nation. A nation that helps to promote peace and justice. A nation that helps to make this world a better place to live in. Hope that we can work together to get things done, instead of calling each other names. Imagine people doing things because it is the right thing to do, instead of because we are scared and threatened. Hope that we can change the world by teaching, instead of by bullying. And hope that we stop torturing and having our civil rights stolen and trampled upon. Hope that science will once again be used to inform policy, instead of policy being used to manipulate science. Hope that we can clean up our messes, and educate our children more effectively. Hope for a better future and cleaner world for our children. Maybe that is a lot of hope to put on one man, but like Barack says, all of this happened because of us, and we can work with him to make the rest of these dreams come true as well.


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05.11.2008 - 14:58  

Tom comments:

Woot Woot. Happy Obama Day!

03.12.2008 - 17:07  

Adem comments:

Hi Maria, don't expect much from Obama, because "they" won't let him do what is neccessary for the US. Remember what happened to JFK... The US has a fundamental problem: it is a matter of who really is ruling this country, certainly it is not the elected people sitting in Washington. They are just puppets working for their masters... And guess who "they" are...

BTW: I read on your "ToDo" page that you had some trouble

with setting up svn server there. If you still have trouble getting subversion set up, I maybe can help as I recently successfully did such a setup. But: I did only pure svn (ie. the svnserve daemon) without Apache web server involvement. A plus is: in a cfg file one can define the svn-users and assign each an indiv. pw. They don't need to be system-users. Of course you can define there also a "user"name for a whole group etc... Accessing the svn repository and the project(s) therein is done by the users via the svn command (or any other 3rd party svn client). On the server side one needs to open port 3690 tcp+udp for svn access (cf. /etc/services). As said, if that's enough for you then I can send you my notes if you like.

Bye Adem, Istanbul/Turkey ( for-gmane at alicewho.com )

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