We should do good instead of evil

We are not hated because we practice democracy, value freedom, or uphold human rights. We are hated because our government denies these things to people in Third World countries whose resources are coveted by our multinational corporations. That hatred we have sown has come back to haunt us in the form of terrorism ... Instead of sending our sons and daughters around the world to kill Arabs so we can have the oil under their sand, we should send them to rebuild their infrastructure, supply clean water, and feed starving children...

In short, we should do good instead of evil. Who would try to stop us? Who would hate us? Who would want to bomb us? That is the truth … the American people need to hear.

Former US Lieutenant Colonel Robert Bowman (October 2, 1998) in the National Catholic Reporter

give peas a chance????

On a dismaying note - the America's cup has kicked in... keel reveal day today.... oh dear people mucking about in boats