Sensual Saturday with a Young Man in a Hat (often, usually, most of the time, but not always) Mr. Jason Mraz.

Yeah, making up for missing some sensual Saturdays via the music making of a Mraz man. Hmm yeah. Found his tunes while looking for coyote songs for the animals theme. He does indeed have a Coyotes song. Live and recorded lyrics do vary. You can find it over the Animal Crackers blog box. Mraz sounds great on studio records, but I think he’s better LIVE.

Jason Mraz:

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“I Won’t Give Up” Live London

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Recorded live at St Pancras Old Church, March 2012.
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“I’m Yours” Live Korea–

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“The Woman I Love”

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Directed by: Elliott Sellers – http://elliottsellers.com/

Video inspired by tweets from @KazumiZ, @Mollydoubleu, @jsk663, @rodrigoNaranja, @ThaiMraz, @Simmiwithawhy, @megvsthelion, @k8e8088, @senoritaarmanda, @sickboya, and @usummertimefine.

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“Bella Luna” Live Dusseldorf —

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“Butterfly”

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“What Would Love Do” Live¬† at Music Matters

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“Love is a Four Letter Word” Tour NYC–

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Download Jason’s new album Love Is A Four Letter Word – http://smarturl.it/love

Recorded live in New York, NY – December 2012
Live at Madison Square Garden (with Colbie Caillat) and The Today Show
Video by Jeff Coffman

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Oh there’s an Old Man in a Hat who goes by the name of Leonard Cohen, but we’re not swaying with him this Saturday. Nope. It’s young dude Saturday. ūüôā

Why does a US congressman have access to Tim DeChristopher’s emails? Who really wants Bidder 70 in solitary confinement? Why?

It’s been a strange morning here where spring has apparently¬†sprung right into summer: herons nesting in residential area, magnolia blooms come and gone, rose bushes budding and balmy warm winds.¬†¬†It seems¬†things are¬†just a wee¬†bit out of sync in the¬†natural scheme of things.¬† But one early morning email made it even stranger because of the news it carried regarding environmental activist Tim DeChristopher being placed in solitary confinement via the demand of an unidentifed¬†US congressman.¬† Apparently one of DeChristopher’s¬†emails disturbed the mental health of some congressman because of content regarding some financial matters discussed regarding a contributor to his own legal fund.¬† Now why does a¬†US¬†congressman get to request the solitary¬†confinement of a political¬†prisoner in a minimum¬†security prison based on the content of their email concerning the business practices of a contributor¬†to his defence fund?¬† Why has this elected US congressman remained unidentified? Who is this person? What right do they have to dictate the practices of a prison in California regarding¬†a low risk prisoner? Why does Tim DeChristopher’s¬†concerns about who funds his legal defence concern any US congressman?¬†¬†Who gave any congressman the right to wield political influence in such a manner? Whose money is behind this harassment¬†of DeChristopher? What is the incognito congressperson soo¬†threatened by in Tim DeChristopher’s¬†email? Personally I have no specific¬†answers. But–as this seems to center on a discussion of business practices, values, a legal defence and the only thing respected in the USA aka MONEY– my imagination is having a free-for-all this morning with this news.¬†¬†Btw, this little chess move on the prison political game board¬†was covered by Democracy¬†Now! in headlines for March 28, 2012. I suspect the alternative press¬† may begin racketballing¬†the item as soon as they get their heads out of their symbolic hoodies over the senseless¬†murder of young Trayvon Martin in Florida.
Now, since I’ve been following Tim DeChristopher’s¬†journey ever since learning about his gig as Bidder 70 at an illegal land auction of oil and gas leases—wait–there’s that special special¬†word ‘oil’–oops—yes, DeChristopher upset the oil carts of some oil people by throwing a monkey wrench in their plans to acquire public lands on the cheap during an illegal federal auction. Do I really need to write anything more? Hmm? Do I?

Yes I do. I need to share the request of Peaceful Uprising asking for support for Tim DeChristopher to be removed from solitary confinement.  What is going on in America?  For more information about Tim DeChrisptopher aka Bidder 70 http://www.peacefuluprising.org/tim-dechristopher

and Peaceful Uprising visit http://www.peacefuluprising.org/

Also see Democracy Now!’s coverage of DeChristopher¬† www.democracynow.org

President¬†Obama is earnestly¬†ignoring number 9 on¬†Jeff Goodell’s¬†Rolling Stone list of “10 things to do for the environment”–“pardon Tim DeChristopher.”

Apparently putting Tim DeChrisptoher¬†in prison for protecting America’s environment from illegal oil development¬†leases¬†is not enough for some people. They want in him in solitary confinement to further restrict his communication with the rest of the world beyond Herlong Prison. Why?

Oh the tea kettle is whistling–time for a chat with George Orwell.

The following is copied directly from Peaceful Uprising:

In response to Tim’s transfer into isolated confinement, we’re asking you to please take a few moments to call the following contacts (or whomever you have time to call from this list) and ask that:

‚ÄúTim DeChristopher inmate #16156-081 be immediately removed from the Special Housing Unit (SHU) and placed back in the Minimum Security Camp at FCI¬†Herlong.‚ÄĚ

If you’d like to say more, here are a few key talking points we suggest:

  • Moving Tim DeChristopher to SHU based on the complaint of an unidentified Congressman doesn‚Äôt make sense. Why is Congress intervening in one inmates detention status, anyway?
  • Keeping inmates in isolated confinement for an indefinite amount of time awaiting a hearing is not humane and is not acceptable.
  • *FOR CONGRESSIONAL MEMBERS* If they are your congressperson, tell them about the situation, [read here] and ask them if they know who ordered the transfer, and that you‚Äôd like them to take a look into it and get back to you promptly. Ask them why Congress is taking such an interest in the emails of one inmate. Tell them that Tim is a nonviolent offender who was wrongly charged and convicted to begin with, and was placed in a minimum security camp because he posed no threat to anyone. If you have time, mention that an oil and gas company owned by William Koch was recently found to have conspired to defeat a BLM oil and gas lease auction, but was merely fined, while Tim sits in isolated confinement after being charged with two felonies. If you call Jason Chaffetz, ask him to launch an investigation in his oversight committee.

FCI Herlong

530-827-8000

Richard B. Ives, WARDEN

 Eloisa DeBruler, Public Information Officer

BOP Central Office

202-307-3198
Director Charles E. Samuels, Jr.

United States House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and

Homeland Security Congressional Members:

PRIORITY CONGRESSIONAL CALLS:

Jim Sensenbrenner, WI, Chairman of Subcommittee
(202) 225-5101
Louie Gohmert, TX, Vice Chairman of Subcommittee
(202) 225-3035
Jason Chaffetz, UT
(202) 225-7751
(801) 851-2500

OTHER MEMBERS:

Bob Goodlatte, VA
(202) 225-5431
Sandy Adams, FL
(202) 225-2706
Dan Lundgren, CA
(202) 225-5716
Mark Amodei, NV
(202) 225-6155
Randy Forbes, VA
(202) 225 ‚Äď 6365
Bobbi Scott, VA
(202) 225-8351
Ted Poe, TX
(202) 225-6565
Steve Cohen, TN
(202) 225-3265
Timothy Griffin, AK
(202) 225-2506
Hank Johnson, GA
(202) 225-1605
Tom Marino, PA
(202) 225-3731
Pedro Pierluisi, Puerto Rico
(202) 225-2615
Trey Gowdy, SC
(202) 225-6030
Judi Chu, CA
(202) 225-5464
Ted Deutch, FL
(202) 225-3001
Shelia Jackson Lee, TX
(202) 225-3816
Michael Quigley, IL
(202) 225-4061

Are you worried yet?  I am.

Hats off to Jeff Goodell in Rolling Stone! Number One item that Obama must do for the Environment: Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline!

Click the photograph to visit Peaceful Uprising

¬†Rolling Stone may finally accomplish what everyone else has failed to do so far: Put the Tar Sands Keystone XL Pipeline on the radar of millions of unaware Americans. Let the googling for information, for YouTube videos, for environmental sites commence! Am I hoping for way too much? Mayhap. But I’m hoping¬†at the moment.

Kudos to Jeff Goodell¬†for laying¬†all the cards on the table ¬†in “Ten Things Obama Must Do. How the president can help slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet without waiting for Congress.”
 
Hell, we’ll all die from the next¬†black plague epidemic¬†before this Congress does anything for anyone besides the military industrial complex, BIG OIL and a multitude of small-minded¬†self interests of its members.¬†Obama has the power to kill this pipeline all by himself. If he doesn’t then we all will know exactly what he’s made of without any further doubts.¬†Earth can expect¬†no help from the¬†United States Government at large. The simple fact that¬†we all have only one planet to live on and¬†hence we need¬†clean air, water and soil to survive seems to be beyond the grasp of the people in government.¬†Or–maybe they just don’t care? Could be. I’ll buy that too. ¬†¬†BUT that does not mean that¬†WE, you and¬†I, should not care. It means we need to care more. It means we will have to take more responsibility for the welfare of this wonderful planet. It means we will have¬†to lead the way by thought, word and action.¬† People like Tim DeChristopher¬†are blazing some trails.¬†¬†More cheers for Goodell for making¬†a pardon for Tim DeChristopher number nine on¬†his¬†Obama hit list. Bidder 70¬†ought to be on American radar full beam¬†ahead ever since his¬†imprisonment for a two-year¬†sentence for¬†disrupting that¬†ILLEGAL land auction set up by Bushies¬†for their¬†oil and gas cronies’ benefit. Why can’t¬† ordinary Americans BUY the lands we¬†want to¬†save from developers? Don’t we have as much right to¬†purchase for protection as¬†developers have rights to purchase for destruction and¬†environmental devastation that¬†affects everyone? Let’s level the playing field here already between¬†Big OIL and the millions of US. DeChristopher raised the funds to pay for the lands he won in bidding.¬†He was willing to¬†pay for¬†the¬†land in order to save it. Now¬†the government figures he’ll pay¬†with time in prison for doing the truly right thing. Whose priorities are skewed here? Guess what I’m thinking. ¬†What does this reveal? The Government FEARS Tim DeChristopher.¬† They have advocated preventive medicine to keep others from engaging in Civil Disobedience by tossing DeChristopher into the pokey.¬† (Novel, isn’t it that they can implement preventive measures for political purposes but have trouble with preventive healthcare concepts–only in America, the rest of the developed world gets this notion quite well.) You know what this means, don’t you? Come on, you know, right? Their FEAR reveals how much power we really have. Even though we are not yet using it effectively–we clearly have enough innate power that the powers that be FEAR massive engagement in Civil Disobedience. WOW!¬† Judge Benson further empowered Tim DeChristopher the moment he had him hauled off to prison in order to silence him and dissuade others from following his example. Damn, there must be some folks biting¬†their nails to the quick¬†as they read¬†Goodell’s¬†article. Millions of readers who may not have heard of DeChristopher will learn¬†of him via¬†a high-profile¬†magazine. THANK YOU, ROLLING STONE for yanking the cat out of the out of sight, out of mind bag and into the mainstream mindstream at¬†large.¬†¬†
Obama and pals may pay no head to¬†Goodell’s list in the same way they seem to have ignored the two weeks of protest, 1,252 arrests, the 600,000 phone calls. They may snicker and sneer¬†at it—and us.¬† The pipeline may be approved.¬† Construction may go forth.¬†What happens then will be up to US. All of us.¬†Will we let them destroy our life support system? Or will we take¬†action to save it? ¬†¬†
 
 
 

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