Tom's List

Submitted by Tom Baxter on July 4, 2011 - 4:01pm.

Happy Fourth Of July!!!!!

I’ve always been a history buff, even before I went to Vietnam.

Reading history was one of the reasons, I went from a supporter of the war, even so far as to become a US Army NCO to a dissident speaking out and even a criminal committing civil disobedience in opposition.

Some reasons that are overlooked in US War of Independence revolve around ‘The Proclamation Line of 1763’ and the unwillingness of the colonists to pay taxes for current and past wars against the First Nations.

When the colonists refused to pay current and past wars, the Brits made ‘The Proclamation Line of 1763,’ which was the limit of colonial expansion West. This was based on the simple proven theory that if you didn’t invade another’s land, they won’t attack you. This displeased two sets of colonists, the rugged frontiersman looking to steal land to own and more importantly the land speculators, the Banksters of the day. The main problem in turning a claim to cash was ethnically cleansing the natives. One of the most notable of the speculators was George Washington, who had been trading in First Nations land for decades. He made and lost several fortunes trading and finally gave up...

Submitted by Tom Baxter on September 2, 2007 - 8:00pm.

9 ITEMS 2 NEW + 14 Links

Friends Committee on National Legislation [The Quakers] WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER yard signs are now available in Tallahassee at the Eternal Peace Vigil and Quarter Moon Imports
FMI - http://tinyurl.com/ywmft7

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New/Changed items indicated with =

item 1 Eternal Capitol Vigil Sunday & Thursday

item 2 Big Bend Chapter NW FL Federation of Labor annual Labor Day Picnic 03SEP2007

item 3 John McCutcheon Benefit for Grassroots 09SEP2007

item 4 "The Fairness for All Families Coalition” Benefit 10SEP2007

=item 5 Big Bend Farmworker Alliance 10SEP2007

=item 6 Anti-War Demonstration Washington DC 15SEP2007 / Tallahassee 16SEP2007

item 7 2000 Peace Cranes 02NOV2007
“Tom, Could you please send out an email to your group asking for the person on your list who contacted Su Ecenia by phone about making the cranes please call her again as she misplaced her contact information. Hate to ask you to go through this trouble but this woman was very interested in participating and even offered to help financially (not too many people these days volunteer unsolicited). I would hate for her to think I just blew her off. My home phone is 668-2755 cell 545-3869. Thank-you! Su Ecenia”

Submitted by Tom Baxter on August 24, 2007 - 10:00pm.

8 ITEMS 4 NEW + 21 Links

Friends Committee on National Legislation [The Quakers] WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER yard signs are now available in Tallahassee at the Eternal Peace Vigil and Quarter Moon Imports
FMI - http://tinyurl.com/ywmft7

New/Changed items indicated with =

item 1 1 Eternal Capitol Vigil Sunday & Thursday

=item 2 EVENING WITH DICK 24AUG2007
Evening with Dick will arouse only ONCE in 2007!

=item 3 Stand Up In September Vigil 28AUG2007

item 4 2000 Peace Cranes 29AUG2007 - 02NOV2007

=item 5 Big Bend Chapter Northwest Florida Federation of Labor annual Labor Day Picnic 03SEP2007

item 6 John McCutcheon Benefit for Grassroots 09SEP2007

=item 7 "The Fairness for All Families Coalition” Benefit 01SEP2007...

Submitted by Tom Baxter on August 15, 2007 - 6:57am.

7 ITEMS - 5 NEW +13 Links 15AUG2007

Friends Committee on National Legislation [The Quakers] WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER yard signs are now available in Tallahassee at the Eternal Peace Vigil and Quarter Moon Imports
FMI
http://tinyurl.com/ywmft7

New/Changed items indicated with =

item 1 1 Eternal Capitol Vigil Sunday & Thursday

=item 2 War at Home Report Release at the Capitol Courtyard 16AUG2007

=item 3 True Majority - GreenPeace Delivery Event to Boyd Volunteer Needed

=item 4 2000 Peace Cranes 29AUG2007 - 02NOV2007

=item 5 John McCutcheon Benefit for Grassroots 09SEP2007

item 6 Removal and Submission Instructions

=item 7 13 Items of Interest...

Submitted by Tom Baxter on July 22, 2007 - 9:37pm.

4 ITEMS 2 NEW + 25 Links 22JUL2077

Friends Committee on National Legislation [The Quakers] WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER yard signs are now available in Tallahassee at the Eternal Peace Vigil and Quarter Moon Imports
FMI - http://tinyurl.com/ywmft7

New/Changed items indicated with =

item 1 Eternal Capitol Peace Vigil
www.honk4peace.org

=item 2 "Sustainable Big Bend Living Center" 28 JUL2007
Planning Meeting

=item 3 25 links of interest

item 4 Removal and Submission Instructions

Submitted by Tom Baxter on July 14, 2007 - 12:00am.

13 ITEMS 4 NEW + 12 Links 14JUL2007

Friends Committee on National Legislation [The Quakers] WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER yard signs are now available in Tallahassee at the Eternal Peace Vigil and Quarter Moon Imports
FMI - http://tinyurl.com/ywmft7

New/Changed items indicated with =

item 1 Eternal Capitol Peace Vigil
www.honk4peace.org

item 2 Call for WOMEN artists for Healing Night 14JUL2007

=item 3 An Evening of Chanting with Om Sweet Om 14JUL2007

item 4 Recycling Presentation 16JUL2007

=item 5 STOP THE WAR Planning Meeting 17JUL2007
Help plan the Seventy Percent Solution Sunday Extravaganza !!

item 6 Diane Roberts 18JUL2007

=item 7 7th Annual Democratic Political Rally and Picnic 21JUL2007

item 8 NAACP ACT-SO Program Awards and Recognition Banquet 21JUL2007

item 9 33 links of interest...

Submitted by Tom Baxter on July 6, 2007 - 1:16am.

13 ITEMS 4 NEW + 12 Links 06JUL2007

Friends Committee on National Legislation [The Quakers] WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER yard signs are now available in Tallahassee at the Eternal Peace Vigil and Quarter Moon Imports
FMI - http://tinyurl.com/ywmft7

New/Changed items indicated with =

item 1 Eternal Capitol Peace Vigil
www.honk4peace.org

item 2 "Keep It Sassy Tallahassee" party 07JUL2007

item 3 Live Earth Concert House Parties 07JUL2007

item 4 Pastors for Peace U.S./Cuba Friendshipment Caravan 09JUL2007

=item 5 Carol Kresge - The Laos Language Project 10JUL2007

=item 6 Tibetan Lama in Tallahassee 10JUL2007

item 7 Diane Roberts 11/18JUL2007

item 8 Call for WOMEN artists for Healing Night 14JUL2007

=item 9 Recycling Presentation 16JUL2007

=item 10 NAACP ACT-SO Program Awards and Recognition Banquet 21JUL2007

item 11 Survey for Arts Related Folks

item 12 12 links of interest

Submitted by Tom Baxter on June 15, 2007 - 4:50pm.

12 ITEMS 5 NEW 17 Links of Interest 14JUN2007

WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER yard signs are in available Tallahassee at:

Eternal Capitol Vigil Sunday & Thursday
Sundays 12:30-2:30
Thursdays 4:00-6:00
in front of the Old Capitol
Park off Calhoun Street, behind the Vietnam Veterans Memorial's flag..
www.tnjp.org
850-893-7390 [leave message]

and

Quarter Moon Imports
1641 North Monroe Street
The Cottages at Lake Ella
Tallahassee, Florida 32303
Mon-Sat 10-6:30 and Sundays 12-5
www.quartermoonimports.com

Submitted by Tom Baxter on May 31, 2007 - 5:56am.

34 ITEMS 6 NEW 24 Links of Interest 30MAY2007

Tallahassee Progressive Center Closing Report
http://tinyurl.com/2c8o5f
FMI Rich Templin rtemplin(at)flaflcio.org
(850)224-6926 / (850)5664348 cell

Friends Committee on National Legislation now has a local distributor in Tallahassee for their “WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER “ signs.
See www.fcnl.org/forms/forms.php?type=signs

New/Changed items indicated with =

item 1 Eternal Capitol Peace Vigil
www.honk4peace.org

=item 2 Apalachicola and Carrabelle Rivers Clean-Up

=item 3 Planning Meeting 03JUN2007 for Boyd Meeting 04JUN2007

item 4 Friends of Wakulla Springs Clean Up 07JUN2007

=item 5 Tallahassee Gay Pride Festival 09JUN2007

=item 6 Ten Thousand Villages World Caravan Sale 15-23JUN2007

=item 7 Democracy for America Training Academy 30JUN-01JUL2007

item 8 Call for WOMEN artists for Healing Night 01JUL2007

=item 9 24 links of interest

Submitted by Tom Baxter on May 16, 2007 - 9:08pm.

10 ITEMS 4 NEW 8 Links of Interest 15MAY2007

New/Changed items indicated with =

item 1 Eternal Capitol Peace Vigil
www.honk4peace.org

=item 2 Finley/John Sims: The Art Not Hate Workshop 17-18MAY2007

item 3 Disaster Animal Response Team Training 18-20MAY2007

item 4 Jazz for Justice 20MAY2007

item 5 Tallahassee Equality Florida Meet-up Social 22MAY2007

=item 6 Memorial Day 27MAY2007

=item 7 Friends of Wakulla Springs Clean Up 07JUN2007

item 8 Call for WOMEN artists for Healing Night 01JUL2007

=item 9 Links of interest
1 WHY I FIGHT - Tom Baxter
2-6 Iraq
7 Coalition of Immokalee Workers
8 Tallahassee Network for Justice and Peace Website Update

Submitted by Tom Baxter on May 11, 2007 - 11:58pm.

11 ITEMS 6 NEW 6 Links of Interest 11MAY2007

New/Changed items indicated with =

item 1 Eternal Capitol Peace Vigil
www.honk4peace.org

=item 2 Musical Benefit for Darfur 12MAY2007

=item 3 World Fair Trade Day 12MAY2007

item 4 CODE PINK "Women Stand for Peace" 13MAY2007

item 5 The Great Silent Grandmother Gathering 13MAY2007

=item 6 Disaster Animal Response Team Training 18-20MAY2007

=item 7 Jazz for Justice 20MAY2007

item 8 Call for WOMEN artists for Healing Night 01JUL2007

=item 9 Tallahassee Equality Florida Meet-up Social 22MAY2007

=item 10 6 Links of interest...

Submitted by tnjp on May 8, 2007 - 8:41pm.

6 ITEMS 2 NEW 9 Links of Interest 08MAY2007

HAPPY PUBLIC EMPLOYEE’S RECOGNITION DAY 09MAY2007

New/Changed items indicated with =

item 1 Eternal Capitol Peace Vigil - www.honk4peace.org

=item 2 CODE PINK "Women Stand for Peace" 13MAY2007

item 3 The Great Silent Grandmother Gathering 13MAY2007

=item 4 Call for WOMEN artists for Healing Night 01JUL2007

item 5 9 Links of interest

item 6 Sister Sheila Salmon, Political Prisoner, Arrives FCI 17APR2007

Submitted by tnjp on April 30, 2007 - 6:33pm.

5 ITEMS 2 NEW 29APR2007

LINKS OF INTEREST

DOMESTIC-8
IRAQ-15
IRAN-1
OPT- 4
SOMALIA 1
DOMESTIC

Emergency Veto Rally
Old Capitol Building - Apalachee Pkwy/Monroe St
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
5:00PM...

Submitted by tnjp on April 19, 2007 - 9:36pm.

LUMINARIES AFTER ACTION REPORT
Results and lessons learned

On 3300+ Luminaries

Material and Labor Estimate for ~3300 Luminaries

Tom Baxter, VfP, Chapter #15, VVAW, Tallahassee

tombaxter@talstar.com

In the planning stages, we found no one that had done luminaries on this scale.

This is to provide guidance for future displays.

You need a few extra luminaries.

Submitted by tnjp on April 13, 2007 - 10:20am.

23 ITEMS 5 NEW 13APR2007
11 Local Links
21LINKS OF INTEREST

DOMESTIC-4
IRAQ-14
HAITI-1
OPT- 2

New/Changed items indicated with =

item 1 Eternal Capitol Peace Vigil
www.honk4peace.org

item 2 Ryan Keith Skipper Vigil14APR2007

item 3 THE BODY PROJECT: 14APR2007

item 4 Mickee Faust Club presents "An Inconvenient Faust" 14,21,22APR2007

item 5 Step It Up - National Day of Climate Action 14APR2007

item 6 RIVERKEEPER ROUNDUP 14APR2007

item 7 METAPHORS IN SCIENCE, Walter R. Tschinkel 15APR2007

item 8 Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) 16APR2007

=item 9 Diane Roberts - Democratic Club of North Florida 16APR2007

=item 10 Time To Come Home 17APR2007

item 11 Benefit reception for NAACP’s Building Fund 18APR2007

item 12 Earth Day at the Capitol 18APR2007

item 13 National Wildlife Federation and the Florida Wildlife Federation
Stop Global Warming Lobby Day 18APR2007

item 14 Earth Day Open House20APR2007

item 15 Vietnam Day 21APR2007

item 16 Coastal and Marine Laboratory Open House 21APR2007

=item 17 The Refuge House Benefit: By Healing Arts Alliance 22APR2007

=item 18 Record of Iraq War Lies 25APR2007

item 19 "THE DEATH PENALTY IN 2006-2007" 26APR2007
Tallahassee Citizens Against the Death Penalty Annual Meeting

=item 20 Welcome CPO Kevin Clark back from Jabouti 26APR2007

=item 21 Tallahassee Draft Al Gore Meet Up 03MAY2007

item 22 The Great Silent Grandmother Gathering 13MAY2007

item 23 Sister Sheila Salmon, Political Prisoner, Arrives FCI 17APR2007 (more w/links)

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