Monday, January 18, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

Jan 18

Today’s Quote:

“When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, ‘Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!’ “

— Martin Luther King, August 28, 1963, Washington, D.C.

Today’s Most Important Stories & Related Resources:

• Track today’s most important stories here: @sunfellow

Atheist Richard Dawkins Aids Haiti, Touts God-Free Giving (USA Today)
U.S. Military Weapons Inscribed With Secret ‘Jesus’ Bible Codes (ABC News)
Antarctica Is Losing Ice At An Accelerating Rate (NASA)
Hubble Records Images Of The Earliest And Most Distant Galaxies Ever Seen (NYT)

Today’s Most Important Links & Websites:

Google Haiti Page – Make donations, find people, make free calls, news updates, post-earthquake imagery
Haiti Earthquake Relief: 9 Ways To Help Now (Mashable)
Tech & Internet Giants Step Up To Help Haiti (Mashable)
Non-Believers Giving Aid – A Religion-Free Way To Help Disaster Victims

Some of the planet’s most inspiring, mind-tweaking, potentially life-changing videos

Recent Additions & Updates This Website:

Martin Luther King “I Have A Dream” Speech Resource Page
• Updated “The Cove” (Dolphins being killed again in Japan)
• Updated James Arthur Ray Sweat Lodge Incident Resource Page
Move Your Money

Today’s Recommended Books & DVDs:

• New near-death documentary: Dying to LIVE
Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences by Jeffrey Long and Paul Perry
The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences: Thirty Years of Investigation by Janice Miner Holden, Bruce Greyson, Debbie James
Life After Life: The Investigation of a Phenomenon — Survival of Bodily Death by Raymond Moody and Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Today’s Featured Video: Martin Luther King “I Have A Dream” Speech

“I Have a Dream” is the popular name given to the public speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., in which he called for racial equality and an end to discrimination. King’s delivery of the speech on August 28, 1963, from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, was a defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement. Delivered to over 200,000 civil rights supporters, the speech is often considered to be one of the greatest and most notable speeches in human history and was ranked the top American speech of the 20th century by a 1999 poll of scholars of public address. According to U.S. Representative John Lewis, who also spoke that day as the President of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, “Dr. King had the power, the ability, and the capacity to transform those steps on the Lincoln Memorial into a monumental area that will forever be recognized. By speaking the way he did, he educated, he inspired, he informed not just the people there, but people throughout America and unborn generations.”

— From Wikipedia

For more information about King’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech, including transcript and links to important website, go here.

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