28 January 2013 Global Support “Idle No More”

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“Cheryl’s Students”

Much thanks to Roxie for her very generous gift of art supplies to Cheryl Locke’s elementary class on the Pine Ridge Reservation.  My poem, as promised, on topic of Roxie’s choice.

Visit Roxie’s blogcasa for many things writing/publishing related–with good humor too. Sorry, not the Good Humor  Ice Cream Bars–yet. Though she may figure out how to link us up with those too soon enough!  http://roxieh.wordpress.com/

 

 

“Cheryl’s Students”

 

we are the pasts unintended

future hopes

unexpectedly present

vitality

over years courses

we are the others

children born of desire

enduring

in spite of all

invaded isolated alienated

yet

uncrushed

scarred, scraped, scoured

singing soaring smiling

still

unvanished

persistent we learn enemy ways

thriving determined

hearing old ones wind whispering

We are Lakota!

 

 @wojcik

 

Singing songs of bards long gone /// Loreena McKennitt Serves Saturday’s Sensuality

So often in these times of vast literary ignorance it’s  forgotten that “songs” and poetry move together. Today’s rock stars have nothing on the travelling bards of the past who relied on their musical talents for daily survival.  Odd that many who currently evade poetry like a plague yet adore their modern musical choices.  What are song lyrics but poems?  Loreena McKennitt’s music often draws directly upon the rich works of dead poets.  I doubt any of them, the dead poets, are complaining.

Loreena McKennitt’s renditions are nothing if not sensual sound feasts. 

Loreena McKennitt:

The Highwayman

via Flyborray

poem by Alfred Noyes

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/171940

The Dark Night of the Soul

via Ginevra Corvino

poem by St. John of the Cross

Poems Found in Translation

http://poemsintranslation.blogspot.com/2009/09/saint-john-of-cross-dark-night-of-soul.html

The Stolen Child

via JulioCzar6

Poem by W.B. Yeats

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stolen_Child

The Lady of Shalott

via alantisreturning

Poem by Alfred, Lord  Tennyson

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lady_of_Shalott

One more for fun.

The Mummers Dance

via  JulioCzar6

More on Mummers

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mummers_Play

Clean Water Alliance Call to Legislature Action! Heads Up! Lilias Jarding has the “Bill” goodies South Dakota’s Black Hills Water Lovers Desire.

This post concerns  “Much Ado about in-situ leach uranium mining, Powertech, clean water, mine bonds, the environment and Bills.” No, not tax bills, not Mr. Bill,  but bills of legislative import in South Dakota–the land of Powertech Potential Profits without accountability.  Well, Lilias Jarding, who plays very nicely with the Clean Water Alliance of South Dakota, has a few activist proposals for the citizens of South Dakota concerned about the potentially nasty toxifying effects of in situ uranium mining touted by Powertech and their other foreign–and American grown–cohorts. Without further ado, please take a gander at Lilias’ list of not to be missed Bills.

From the cyber-desk of Lilias Jarding, Clean Water Alliance of South Dakota,

Senate Bills 148. 149, 150–and 141.

Greetings —
 
There are now three bills in the S.D. Legislature that we need to work to support!  This is great news, but now the work begins.  This message contains information on how to contact your legislators to say you support the bill and information on each bill.  Please read to the bottom and take action today.
 
The first bill, Senate Bill 148, would return state regulatory authority over in situ leach uranium mining.  This is the authority that was taken away in 2011 by the bill that Powertech Uranium authored.  We are FOR this bill.  We want the state to regulate this type of dangerous mining, not just some distant federal officials.  And we want regular monitoring of the construction, operation, and water quality at ISL mines.  Without state monitoring, this regular oversight will not occur.
 
The second, Senate Bill 149, would change the current law.  The current law gives uranium companies 30 days to report environmental violations without any penalty.  Instead, under this bill, the companies would have to report environmental violations within 24 hours.  We are FOR this bill.  We want companies who do this dangerous type of mining to be responsible for their spills and leaks.  We want problems to be reported quickly, so that corrective measures can be applied quickly.
 
The third bill, Senate Bill 150, is the longest.  It provides additional protections that: (1) require uranium companies to return water to baseline conditions after they mine, (2) let the Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources determine if it is feasible to mine safely in a particular place, (3) allow a mining permit to be denied if the company cannot demonstrate that restoration of water will work, and (4) require full restoration of water quality after mining.  We are FOR this bill.  We want full protection from the problems that in situ leach uranium mining has caused in other places.  The mining companies say they can mine safely and without contaminating groundwater.  This bill simply holds them to their word.
 
These are important bills, and we are lucky to have strong supporters like Senator Bradford and Representatives Heinert and Killer, who introduced these bills and will work to support them.  So please take a moment to thank them.  And plan to support these bills by going to Pierre, when they are up for hearings.  This could happen with only a couple days’ notice, so have your gas money set aside!  We’ll help arrange carpools, when the time comes.
 
Right now, please contact your area’s legislators and urge them to support each of these bills.  You can find out who your legislators are at http://legis.state.sd.us/who/index.aspx 
 
You can e-mail legislators at http://legis.state.sd.us/email/LegislatorEmail.aspx   You only have to write a message once and change the legislator’s name at the top and in your “Dear ___” line.  If you have more than a few minutes, please contact every legislator and ask for their support.
 
We will be targeting the members of specific committees, as soon as the bills are assigned to committees.  So watch for that.
 
Thanks for all you do.  As usual, let me know if you have questions
 

Senate Bill 141
 
Here is another bill we need to support.  It’s Senate Bill 141.  It would increase the bond requirements for mining companies and would apply to Powertech Uranium’s proposed mine.  The text of the bill is here: http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2013/Bill.aspx?File=SB141P.htm.  Before they start mining, companies have to post a bond to insure that the mine is cleaned up, especially if the company goes bankrupt or leaves the state.  These bonds are usually way too low.  This bill would require a higher bond.

Please contact the bill’s sponsors — Senators Adelstein, Rampelberg, Kirkeby, Lucas, and Tidemann and Representatives Sly, Kopp, Hunhoff (Bernie), and Shrempp — and thank them for sponsoring the bill. 
 
Please contact your district’s legislators — and as many others as you have time to contact — and tell them you support this bill.  We support this bill because we want to be sure that the state’s natural resources are protected and that South Dakota taxpayers are not left paying to clean up messes left by mining companies, as has happened so often in the past.
 
You can write one e-mail and send it to multiple legislators easily.  To e-mail legislators, go to http://legis.state.sd.us/email/LegislatorEmail.aspx
 
Thanks to all who have been writing legislators.  Please also remember to spread the word to your lists.
 
Onward! 

And here is where you can find the text of each bill —
 

 
Thanks to Sabrina King with Dakota Rural Action for this information.
 
Lilias
 
~~~
 
 
Sip the Clean Water Alliance of South Dakota at:   http://www.sdcleanwateralliance.org/
 
Dakota Rural Action  Legislative Action Update #2
 
Ready, Set, Action!
Oh and everyone please take notes for when Powertech Uranium Corporation–or some version thereof–comes to visit your state sniffing for uranium and such.
What? You want VISUALs?  
Okay.
 
via Tipistolamedia2011
 
 

a temporal tidbit

“For us convinced physicists, the distinction between past, present, and future is only an illusion, albeit a persistent one.” ~Albert Einstein

What happens when we let go of the human construct of “time”?

Sensual Saturday Duet with Dead Can Dance and The Warsaw Village Band being the WVB.

Saturday has arrived again. Figured some more music ventures are in order.  Warsaw Village Band meets Dead Can Dance. Music from Poland to Australia that breaks down the usual boundaries.  Hope everyone finds something engaging.

 

Warsaw Village Band:

Spiritual Revival

jacekkosciuszko

 

The Rain is Falling

WarsawVillageBand

 

Joint Venture in the Village

prastareOpowiesci

 

Zurawie

Felipe Augusto

 

Nord promotion

 

Warsaw Village Band YouTube  http://www.youtube.com/user/WarsawVillageBand?feature=watch

Warsaw Village Band site http://www.warsawvillageband.net/

 

Dead Can Dance:

All In Good Time

AlternatifHayat1

 

Opium & Paris

AlternatifHayat1

 

Anabasis

AlternatifHayat1

 

Return of the She-King

 

Tell Me About the Forest (You Once Called Home)

 

Dead Can Dance site http://www.deadcandance.com/main/

Apparently, contrary to some online info, the group has been ‘revived’ with a 2013 tour agenda.

New Book Alert–“Kill Anything That Moves” by Nick Turse

new_book

   I confess I’m not really wanting to read Kill Anything That Moves, The Real American War in Vietnam, because it sounds like a truly horrific book, yet I feel a sense of obligation to read Nick Turse’s work.  Truth needs telling.  Just from watching Democracy Now!’s interview of Nick Turse it’s pretty clear this is about the dark side of human nature and that’s not pleasant ever to encounter.  Too often we think of war being an arena in which everything is allowed. Why is that? Why is it permissible for people to commit horrible transgressions against other human beings–women, men, children–during a state of war? Suicide is condemned in many cultures. To take control of one’s fate and decide whether or not one wishes to continue living is generally frowned upon.  Yet–it is acceptable to kill OTHERS–just not yourself.  Why is it “Okay” to kill other people during war or at other times? Why is it okay to rape and torture other people during war? Turse’s book delves into the atrocity as norm character of the Vietnam War.  I fear it reveals a great deal about human nature that we’d rather turn a blind eye to.  Yes, it’s been a long time since Vietnam. But there are ongoing wars. Has the conduct of war changed? Somehow I doubt it. I’m waiting for the time when some politicans declare war and everyone refuses to fight,  thereby putting an end to the insanity.

Nick Turse site http://www.nickturse.com/books.html

Democracy Now!  www.democracynow.org

Review forthcoming after I get my not so eager hands on Turse’s tome.  If anyone out there has already read the book–no fear of spoilers–feel free to hold forth on it via the comments.

namaste

“Protect the Sacred” ~ Earth is Everywhere and We’re All On It.

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“wind news”

sniffing wind knew scent

returning relatives dance

is too late hopes not

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