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Is Edward Snowden a patriot or a traitor?

lt leahHe's a patriot. Anyone who stands up for the rights that we stand for as a country, that is real democracy. That would be in my book—somebody who is a patriot.

Leah Weiss
Santa Cruz | Therapist

 

lt ronI'd say Edward Snowden was acting out of conscience, though he may have been slightly misdirected in some ways. I would call him closer to a hero and a patriot and not a treasonous character.

Ron Dunn
Santa Cruz | Teacher

 

The truth is always right, so he's a patriot of the world, and of honesty and transparency.

lt gretchinGretchen Bach
Santa Cruz | Real Estate Agent

 

I wouldn't call him a patriot or a traitor. Though I'm in support of what he's done, I think he's embarrassed the government, so they’re trying to make him look like a traitor. Then again the government is trying to protect us, that is their main goal, however they are invading our privacy. He (Snowden) was hired to do a job he was entrusted to do. The American public can’t know everything. If we did, there would be mass hysteria and panic. So certain things we are protected against with the information we are or are not given. On a whole I guess I see him more as a patriot than a traitor.

lt julieJulie Levinson
Santa Cruz | Private Chef

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Cardinal Grand Cross in the Sky

Following Holy Week (passion, death and burial of the Pisces World Teacher) and Easter Sunday (Resurrection Festival), from April 19 to the 23, the long-awaited and discussed Cardinal Cross of Change appears in the sky, composed of Cardinal signs Aries, Libra, Cancer, and Capricorn, with planets (13-14 degrees) Uranus (in Aries), Jupiter (in Cancer), Mars (in Libra) and Pluto (in Capricorn), an actual geometrical square or cross configuration. Cardinal signs mark the seasons of change, initiating new realities.

 

Sugar: The New Tobacco?

Proposed bill would require warning labels on sugary drinks Will soda and other saccharine libations soon come with a health warning? They will if it’s up to our state senator, Bill Monning (D-Carmel). On Feb. 27, Monning proposed first-of-its-kind legislation that would require a consumer warning label be placed on sugar-sweetened beverages sold in California. SB 1000, also known as the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Safety Warning Act, was proposed to provide vital information to consumers about the harmful effects of consuming sugary drinks, such as sodas, sports drinks, energy drinks, and sweetened teas.

 

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Sunday is Palm Sunday. Symbolizing victory and triumph, paradise, sacrifice and martyrdom, the Pisces World Teacher entered Jerusalem (City of Peace) on a donkey (signifying humility).
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