Music Theme for 25 December ~ Joyeux Noel ?

It’s THAT time of year:  The holy time for many in many different places and languages. It’s a time of year I personally find very troubling and unsettling in many ways. It is perhaps the time of year of the most discordance between reality and what may simply be a willing suspension of disbelief of reality. I’m not sure what to make of it even after all my time spent on this planet in this life.  This is not a new state of questioning mental affairs for moi. It’s like  a very well-worn pair of dress shoes that still are very uncomfortable. Much is done in love and caring in this time of year. Much is also done in violence and uncaring at this time and the rest of the year.  There does not seem to be a balance as far as I can tell. Hence. I will not claim or praise that some things like peace, goodwill and love towards others exists when it clearly does not at large. A state of global affairs which is possibly due to lack of will. Or perhaps its lack is due to flawed human nature. I’m not sure.  I do know there is not peace on earth, nor is there enough good will among men and women to make it so.  I wish there was.  Perhaps one day there will be. I wish it was already. Peace to you and yours.

namaste

ewa

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  • “Ave Maria”, performed by Natalie Dessay, The London Symphony Orchestra.

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qian shi·

A story inspired by a shoe-doll displayed in Childhood Museum, Edinburgh. This short film shows a touching story about a young girl and her father in a poverty, London, 1910s. Qian Shi’s BA Animation graduation film. The Best Student Film of BAF08. MX Award at TAF2010 (Tokyo Anime Fair 2010).

“The Museum of Childhood Edinburgh has plentiful collections of dolls, toys, and other remnants of youth. On a visit there 2005, I found an old doll made from a shoe. It was not very remarkable compared with the other beautiful dolls on display, but it is still very eye-catching. The introduction reads: Doll made from an old shoe that belonged to a poor child from the London slums in 1905.

I couldn’t help imagining the little girl who could barely afford a pair of shoes taking comfort in this lovely shoe-doll friend who accompanies her sweetest dreams. The shoe-doll became a symbol to me of beloved and colourful childhood.

I decided I wanted to tell a story of this little shoe-doll.”

http://www.qianshi.co.uk

Wikipedia regarding Joyeux Noel/ Merry Christmas  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joyeux_No%C3%ABl

Soundtrack

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Deborah:    Who chose our Christmas theme “Home For the Holidays” http://myriad234.wordpress.com/

Bear:     http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/

Johnny:       http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/

Willow:         http://willowdot21.wordpress.com/

Collaborator:   Our newest themist  http://sincerelykaterz.wordpress.com/

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Human–What is that being? A Theme Essay with Musical Side-Effects.

*Okay, I picked this Human Theme and wow, did I ever put myself in one heck of a wormhole by doing so.  I don’t think this has gone at all as I thought it might. I’m really curious what Bear, Johnny, Willow and Deborah have come up with for their Human Theme Essays. I might try this again–or not. I can’t say I’m happy with this posting and I can’t say I’m not. Maybe I have too many issues with humanity in general at this point in time? Yeah, I’m more than a little pissed at us regarding the state of the only planet we can call ‘home’ because we are responsible for this state of affairs. So, I think that’s coloring my view of humans.  I suspect The Doors’ song just might sum up a good part of my attitude at the moment. But just part of it. Feel free to chat up any part of any of this. I really am interested in how ‘we’ view ourselves these days.  Now, on with the show:

Isn’t it cool that a band called The Killers has a song titled Human? If anyone knows of a band called The Lovers that has a song titled Human, please, please share it.

The Killers ~~ Human

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What does it mean that we humans feel the need to make a declaration of our rights? Who violates innate rights and the natural laws and orders of our world? Oh yeah, we do. Falls under the phrase, ‘crimes against humanity.’  All humans are not nice, kind, compassionate and loving beings.  If we were then we would not need to make such statements–which are continually ignored and violated by our own kind. Hmm. What the hell are we going to do about this element of being human?

http://www.humanrightsactioncenter.org
Created by Seth Brau
Produced by Amy Poncher
Music by Rumspringa courtesy Cantora Records

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This UK series  about a vampire, ghost and werewolf living together in the same house and attempting to have ‘lives’ as human as possible, as impossible as that may be, is a sort of quest for a nonexistent holy grail for each of them.  Humans do a great deal of questing, questioning, and quests and so this non-human trio with strong human connections offers a great deal on the human condition and human nature. At least I think it does/did.  Moral choices just never seem to leave the daily in-box even when you’ve got to be careful around the full moon.

Being Human –Good-bye Trailer

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I’ve included Time is Nothing partly because it gives glimpses of people around the world and the concept that humans travel a great deal from place to place. It also shows a lot of places touched by humans.

Time is Nothing

For more work by Kien Lam, visit http://kienlam.net/. The soundtrack was composed by William Lam, and is available as a free download on the site as well.

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An Exercise in Humanity  The Doctor, as in Who, as human; a hell of a job for a Time Lord to do.  Song: Sia’s “Breathe Me” . How might a non-human attempt a life as human is the point of this Doctor Who montage of when Rose and a ‘human’ Doctor Who live as humans. I think it does a decent job of showing a range of human emotions and interactions. It’s certainly not complete–but it gives a window on some human couples.

 Eclaire

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Robin Williams gets to play out several lifetimes in this film. Take or leave the concept of reincarnation as you please. Still, the film offers some perspective on the human condition over time.  In some ways it paves the way for the much more ambitious film, The Cloud Atlas.

Being Human ~ film trailer

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Something about The Doors and this song just feels soooooo right.  Sigh.

The Doors ~ People Are Strange

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This was an unexpected find via an online search. I was fascinated by someone actually writing about how to become a better human being–according to their perspective of course.

David Cain

Raptitude is a blog for getting better at being human. I see being human as a skillset — something you can get better at if you take it upon yourself to do so. You can learn to temper rotten moods, shed your insecurities, shore up your weak points and sharpen your strong ones. Human minds and bodies are complicated vehicles for which there is no manual and no training, but we can learn to drive them a hell of a lot better than we often do, if only we make a point of it.

And glittering prizes await! Consistently agreeable moods. Unshakable gratitude. Strengthened relationships. Abundant days and sleepful nights. Capabilities you never imagined were in you. Relief from boredom, envy, frustration and complacency.

A little skill and insight go a long way.

About Raptitude and Getting Better at Being Human

http://www.raptitude.com/about/

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Typical? Who is typical? What does this concept even mean for humans? I’m not entirely sure to be honest. But this attempt to use data to create a profile that changes over time is fascinating for what it tries to do–and the qualities of humans such venues can never grasp.

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Bear      http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/music-themes-human-beings-on-earth/

Johnny   http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/everything-human-music-theme-111313/

Deborah     http://myriad234.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/music-theme-for-november-13-the-humans/

Willow     http://willowdot21.wordpress.com/

Reading Beats the Book Ban in AZ. Read –> 500 Years of Chicano History in Pictures. Yeah, seriously, get a copy and read the damned banned book. It’s got lots and lots of pictures. Yes, it does.

Let’s have some fun today. Shall we? Why not.

Guess what, Mexican American Studies is still outlawed in the state of Arizona. Yep. It’s illegal to teach Mexican American history to students.

Neither my public nor my private library had a copy of 500 Anos del Pueblo Chicano / 500 Years of Chicano History in Pictures so I put in a request for the book for the public library. So far it has not appeared in their catalog. I got tired of waiting for it to come to their shelves so I bought a copy online via AbeBooks.com.

(((((Big Grin)))))

I like my new libro a lot.

Why?

The book has heart.

Incredible black and white photographs.

Poetry.

Bi-lingual text.

History.

Art.

It’s one of 84 books feared by the Tucson Unified School Board.

Makes me like it more.

Oh, I’m not Mexican.

I don’t live in Tucson, AZ.

I don’t like some people telling other people what they can and cannot read.

I don’t like mind control.

It’s your mind.

Feed it well.

Truth.

Links for all interested parties:

“The Battleground for America’s Narrative: An Annotated Bibliography of the 84 Banned Books In Arizona” complied by Elaine

Romero http://www.librotraficante.com/annotatedBibliography.pdf

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Librotraficante http://www.librotraficante.com/    Bringing books to every state. You can get a Viral Banned Book Kit via this link. 🙂 Sharing books is such fun.

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If you are a student in Arizona you can get a free copy of the book here  http://chicanohistory.org/letters-from-arizona-students/

An interesting video recently posted on the tubes of you. It’s not sleek and slick, but I think it does the trick.  I was looking for ‘now’ and this came up. “Independent in their way of thinking” prompted me to post it.

AbeBooks http://www.abebooks.com/

Won’t Leave

Should I bother with any preamble or not? Whatever for? Ever have an image, a thought, a random notion get caught in your mental loop and refuse to whirl off as it ought in time? If so then you’ll understand why I’m writing this in an effort to clear my brainspace of a ‘story’ embedded in the “Lost Vikings” of Greenland segment that I posted earlier in the week.  I’m beginning to feel just a tad haunted by the fact that these people actually burnt a man at the stake for seducing a woman.  Think about that for a moment. A man and woman decide to engage in some sexual activity and he gets burned at the stake by his fellow-men. According to the rest of the information in the segment, the woman “did not last long” after that murder.  I gather she too died–but of what? By her own hand? After much sorrow and abuse by her fellow women and men? Could it have been from a broken heart?  Was she married to some man whom she didn’t care for and who made her pay for her sexual indiscretion? I don’t think there’s a way of knowing any of the answers.

Yet, there is the fact that a man was burned alive.  According to the written record of hundreds of years ago he “seduced” a woman. It doesn’t say he raped a woman. He s e d u c e d a woman.  Who murders anyone for having sexual relations? Well, the global news is full of all sorts of told and untold stories of people killed for adultery and women suffering honor killings for being raped.  All of these involve violence connected with sex in some way. In the Viking story the violence seems to come from some other part of the human thought system. Is it just condemnation? If so, how many other men and/or women would have been burned alive for seducing someone? If you think my mind is wandering into more sinister byways, you’re correct.  What was really going on in that community at that point in time? When murder is justified by claiming sexual wrongdoing I begin to wonder about motives.  Everyone wants motives, except our justice system which doesn’ want moral or ethical motives coming into court for people like Tim DeChristopher and Bradley/Chelsea Manning.

I’m wondering about this woman who didn’t live much longer after her seducer was roasted alive. Did she watch him burn? Can you imagine watching another human burning alive? Close your eyes and imagine that if you can: sounds, smells, sights.

Perhaps another word might be in order here–love. What happens when love comes into play? There’s no mention of “love” in the segment or the historical account. Were these just two lusty adults? Were they lovers?

Do we get jealous lovers? A triangle? A quadrangle? Forbidden relationships? Why?

Or is that taking it all too far?

What can kill a person without leaving a physical mark upon them?

What happens to a woman who watches a man die a horrible death because she and he had sexual relations —  by choice and consent? Or vice versa–a man watching a woman he cares for die in such a horrific manner.

I’m thinking there were some very angry men doing the staking and torching. Perhaps some women too.

Some men in the right positions to get away with murder via their own record keeping.

Maybe this is all completely off the mark of reality.

Still–their story, complete with all the unknowables, is keeping me company. It just won’t leave.

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time muse-ings

The various thoughts, and Simon’s poem, posted concerning time in “a temporal tidbit’ are so delightful to me that I’m giving them a posting all their own. Thanks to everyone who visits my blogcasa–those who leave their cybertracks via comments and those who remain invisible. All are much appreciated.

 

“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”?

 

7 Comments

  1. slpmartin said,

    January 21, 2013 at 8:55 pm ·

    Given how dependent people are upon their mobile devices to maintain contact with…a connecting in time behavior…such a suspension would no doubt create utter chaos for many.

  2. simonhlilly said,

    January 21, 2013 at 10:33 pm ·

    Thought, linear thought, ceases As time ceases. Identity of self Ceases Story ceases Focus ceases. Human ceases But Perhaps not Awareness Perhaps not Amusement. Centre Becomes circumference Ever expanding Or eternal A flower Blooming On a prairie Containing galaxies. Time Being nothing But a measure Of space. Space, The time it takes Between The reaching of edges.

  3. January 23, 2013 at 4:33 am ·

    I’m counting on Einstein and the illusion of time ;)– I like the idea that from birth to death is like a piece of string in time – always there in the space time continuum and able to be accessed at any point if given the right conditions; and maybe the strings of life can overlap and we can jump between strings and vice versa (or something like that – hahaha) – what I am sure of is that humans are wrong about most things.

  4. January 23, 2013 at 10:09 am ·

    Time is an illusion built by men to create the basis to a society of order in every possible way. But I do understand that a lot of people would get vertigo just by the thought of that. :D

  5. roos said,

    January 23, 2013 at 7:51 pm ·

    Freedom; eat when you feel hungry, sleep when tired, work when you are full of energy or inspiration, no more dead-line, no more burn-out.

  6. Brad said,

    January 24, 2013 at 7:39 am ·

    What happens when we let go of the human construct of “time”? According to Einstein, everything happens at once.

  7. artistatexit0 said,

    January 28, 2013 at 5:06 pm ·

    Certainly chaos would follow, however, once everyone calmed down, we might find we are present in each moment more instead of deferring to some other point in the future.

 

 

 

 

Wild Irish Poet Calling

Greetings, all cyber surfers. The speech video posted here came to my attention while visiting Occupy Dame Street in Dublin, Ireland on its first day of streaming live for a few hours.  If you’ve wandered into the various chatstreams arising for the spreading occupy movement then you’ve probably experienced everything from total madhouse chaos of Occupy Wall Street in New York City to relatively coherent discussion of issues in Los Angeles–at times.  Pure chance led me to Dublin’s livestream debut and its sublimity. Yes, sublimity of experiencing the positive actualization of what the internet can do for bridging the literal physical distance between people and places.  People were watching and listening online the very serious and informed discussions of those occupying Dame Street across from the Central Bank in Dublin, Ireland. We watched, listened and conversed.  There was discussion and communication in English and Gaelic. It was grand. After the livestream went down to cool the computer on the ground and recharge its batteries the conversation continued. It was sweet, heady stuff. Not because of the political exchange, but because of the reaching out and sharing and learning and connecting.  All the things nearly impossible in the now often free for all textual brawling, trolling and raving in the Occupy Wall Street chatstream.  This video shared by the wildirishpoet is a tiny part of that wonderful conscious inter-connecting. It exemplifies something important for Ireland that can be extrapolated to the rest of humanity–to manifest the sublime we’re capable of actualizing.

It’s been interesting to watch this “movement” of occupation from its inception in New York City with Occupy Wall Street.  At the start it was impossible to find any coverage of the event and now, well, now even Fox News is covering OWS as best it can–with the usual suspect results of course. Still it’s telling that even right wingers are increasingly aware of  the occupy movement. It’s clear some have no comprehension of the fundamental issues that are bringing people into the streets to voice discontent. The lack of understanding is a sign of what’s gone so very wrong in this culture and others. When one part of the population doesn’t really comprehend what’s got people riled up to civil disobedience then there’s a serious problem with seeing reality.  It’s still easy for many to remain comfortable and cozy in their havens of home and work.  But I sense that comfort will not last much longer. Chris Hedges recently penned a piece titled “Why the elites are in trouble.”  Hedges hits the target right on mark. The occupation will continue until real change occurs.  But what Hedges does not contemplate–at least not yet to my knowledge–is just what bringing about real positive change will entail in the long run.  The One Percent and their minions may be aware and may have passed the stage of ridiculing the movement indeed–but they are nowhere near capitulating to its demands. Why should they–yet? When they have many tools of FORCE at their beck and call via the carrot of money to blow.  I suspect the honeymoon period is about over for the Occupy Movement. The newness and novelty are fast fading.  Roots have dug in and are spreading.  Now real work is beginning–the work of awaking the rest of the population, the work of having to really deal with the power of the One Percent who will NOT “go quietly into that dark night”.  This shifting of consciousness has no clear ending in sight. No one really knows just where it will lead. Oh there is all the hope for a better world for everyone. The thing is how will we get to that promised land of loving compassion for all? There are still the dark dark woods to venture through. And the history of human nature so far shows that’s not an easy journey.  This is about more than just creating jobs that give everyone a living wage and enough disposable income to feed the consumer addiction.  This shift in values, perspective and relating goes far beyond that and what shape(s) may eventually manifest is anyone’s guess.  Oh and for those thinking this will fade and go the way of the peace movement of the 60s, I say think again. This is an awakening that knows no bounds. When the mind is free from illusions then there are no limits, no  boundaries and no constraints. People often cite the Rule of Law. Well The Law is a human construct. It’s clear our current Rule of Law is fatally flawed. It does not serve the people. It serves the interests of the One Percent. Only the Laws of Nature are pure and uncorrupted by human meddling. The Laws of Nature are perfect and complex. Nature’s Law trumps human created Rule of Law because it cannot be corrupted by avarice, ego or blackmail.  For humans there are laws beyond Legal Law. At the risk of sounding offhandedly simplistic I’ll call these the “laws of doing the right things” for the “right reasons.”   We want to protect the Earth because it’s our only home and it’s a Wonderful Home. We don’t have a planet to migrate to so we need to clean this one up if we wish to continue as a species.  We reach out and help others because it’s what caring humans do. Some, like Tim DeChristopher, defy the human construct of Rule of Law to do the right thing–and do it without regret or remorse because they know they’re doing what needs to be done on the most fundamental levels of understanding and awareness.

The Rule of Law serves the One Percent, it’s just one tool they will use in every way they can because they enjoy being the One Percent Feudal Lords  and they don’t want their luxury boats rocked by any uprising serfs.  The One Percent has not yet begun to fight back. They will. It won’t be a pretty sight. They will not cede power and bow out gracefully. That’s not their style as evidenced by how they’ve become the One Percent  This revolution will not be won by millions of keys shaken in the streets per the Czech’s Velvet Revolution. It’s going to be won one heart and mind at a time. And that’s damn hard work.  Get ready for the long haul because once awake no one goes back to sleep.  This street only goes one way–forward. To where? How long? Creating what?

Imagine the possibilities.

What kind of world do you want to live in?

I imagine a world where no one goes without the necessities of life because of someone else’s greed; where quality education is free for everyone; where everyone gets the healthcare they need; where there is no war, where Mother Earth is loved and respected; where everyone can live a live worth living–and that’s just for starters.

namaste

Links of possible interest:

Occupy Dame Street, Dublin, Ireland:   http://www.livestream.com/occupydamestreet                  

The Spirit of Ireland Film:  http://www.thespiritofirelandfilm.com/          

 

What’s on the minds of the Wall Street Occupiers? Well, the 99% do tell ALL! No secrets. No holding back.

What’s the occupation of Wall Street about? Well, the Occupiers have stated their objectives: 

Message From Occupied Wall Street (Day Five)

Posted 2011-09-22 07:51:42 UTC by

This is the fifth communiqué from the 99 percent. We are occupying Wall Street.

On September 21st, 2011, Troy Davis, an innocent man, was murdered by the state of Georgia. Troy Davis was one of the 99 percent.

Ending capital punishment is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, four of our members were arrested on baseless charges.

Ending police intimidation is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, the richest 400 Americans owned more than half of the country’s population.

Ending wealth inequality is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, we determined that Yahoo lied about occupywallst.org being in spam filters.

Ending corporate censorship is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, roughly eighty percent of Americans thought the country was on the wrong track.

Ending the modern gilded age is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, roughly 15% of Americans approved of the job Congress was doing.

Ending political corruption is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, roughly one sixth of Americans did not have work.

Ending joblessness is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, roughly one sixth of America lived in poverty.

Ending poverty is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, roughly fifty million Americans were without health insurance.

Ending health-profiteering is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, America had military bases in around one hundred and thirty out of one hundred and sixty-five countries.

Ending American imperialism is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, America was at war with the world.

Ending war is our one demand.

On September 21st, 2011, we stood in solidarity with Madrid, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Madison, Toronto, London, Athens, Sydney, Stuttgart, Tokyo, Milan, Amsterdam, Algiers, Tel Aviv, Portland and Chicago. Soon we will stand with Phoenix, Montreal, Cleveland and Atlanta. We’re still here. We are growing. We intend to stay until we see movements toward real change in our country and the world.

You have fought all the wars. You have worked for all the bosses. You have wandered over all the countries. Have you harvested the fruits of your labors, the price of your victories? Does the past comfort you? Does the present smile on you? Does the future promise you anything? Have you found a piece of land where you can live like a human being and die like a human being? On these questions, on this argument, and on this theme, the struggle for existence, the people will speak. Join us.

We speak as one. All of our decisions, from our choice to march on Wall Street to our decision to continue occupying Liberty Square, were decided through a consensus based process by the group, for the group.

 For a livestream feed and links to further information visit Peaceful Uprising:

http://www.peacefuluprising.org/watch-and-support-the-occupation-of-wall-street-20110917

Exercise in patience???

Greetings Fellow Earth-lings traversing blogland.

Okay, due to technical difficulties with server, WordPress, YouTube and just about everything else that is going wacko when I’ve been attempting to blog I have no clue if this will make it to the main page or not. Is the Universe giving me an exercise in patience or what? Lately it feels like a short walk off a long pier scenario.  So, I’m not being rude if I have not yet visited blogcasas, commented or replied to comments graciously posted here by you.  My fingers are “tied” by the workings of the machine and cyberspace beyond my control.  I hope this finds every one hale and hearty this Saturday.  As for myself, I’ve about recovered from 30 days without rain and 100 plus temperatures during a stint in rural Missouri while farm sitting. Yes, it was miserable. More so for the cows, goats, chickens, dogs, mule and horse than for moi who had the luxury of air conditioning for relief. When it’s 107 degrees even being under tall trees offers little respite. When it doesn’t rain for 30 days of such heat intensity the ground cracks, the plants die, the animals wait for grain instead of grazing because there is nothing green growing. If hell is HOT then this was a little slice of hell on Earth.  So please bear with me as I attempt to return to some semblance of sanity.  The protests of the Tar Sands Keystone XL Pipeline finally inspired and motivated me to blog. I realize many people may be tired of what may appear to be my beating of a dead horse. I’m not going to apologize for the beating that will continue–of the issue not any horse living or dead. Here’s why–this is important folks, it really really is huge.  The protests didn’t get much attention until Daryl Hannah was arrested–oh the uses of celebrity–and that’s not a good sign. The oil industry is banking on people being unaware and silent until they’ve gotten what they want from Obama–his signature to go ahead with this incredible disaster waiting to happen. And happen it will. Consider the impact of the spill in the Gulf of Mexico then imagine such a spill in the middle of America. Can you wrap your mind around that scenario or not? I’ve been disturbed by recent conversations with fairly well-informed and educated individuals who have had NO knowledge of the Tar Sands Keystone XL Pipeline. This is due in part to the lack of mainstream media coverage–and much of that has been sadly lacking or tainted with misinformation.  Even local activist groups involved in Green Party/Peace/Justice/Nuclear protests have little or no awareness of what has happened in Alberta, Canada, the spills from the existing parts of the pipeline or even why people are protesting at all. This is NOT a good situation, my friends. It’s not good because the stakes are way too high for EVERYONE.  Yes, your land doesn’t have to be under attack by the developers to be affected. The environmental costs are IMMENSE for 740,000 acres of boreal forest, the drinking water of 2 million people, and the rise in cancer rates such as those already experienced by the Indigenous communities in Canada who are down stream of the Tar Sands operation.  The time is NOW to fight this oil addiction. Obama can stop the project all by himself. He can veto it without Congress.  He has the power to stop this pipeline which will carry the oil for export out of America. We need jobs. Let the jobs come from development and implementation of clean energy sources like solar and wind–which other countries like China, Germany, Switzerland etc are already focusing upon for the future.  We Americans must wake up en mass and do the right thing for the Earth or suffer the consequences–ignorance will not be bliss.  

What to do? Get informed, get very well-informed. There is plenty of information online to be had via the alliance of environmental groups and individuals taking action: 350.org, Dirty Oil, Tar Sands Action, Indigenous Environmental Network, Peaceful Uprising, Rising Tide, Rainforest Action Network, Greenpeace, the Governor of Nebraska–getting the sense that a lot of people might be on to something serious? I sure hope so. We only have one Earth that supports our existence. No money will buy another planet for our children. Learn, share, act any way you are able no matter how small it might seem, but do not be silent. This is not the time for apathy.

Peace

Dirty oil. Dirty truth. Dead Earth. 1,009 arrested protesting Tar Sands. Obama: Are you aware that WE CARE?

If you don’t care about the Tar Sands Oil Development in Alberta, Canada, now, will you when it spills across the middle of America and contaminates your drinking water, soil, and air? By then it will be too late. Just ask the people who LIVE around the Tar Sands, the Niger Delta, the Amazon and the Gulf of Mexico what wonderful things Big Oil has done for their lives. We’ve got to grow up and kick our oil addiction today. We’ve got to stop denying our responsibility and the part we play in the supply and demand game for the MOST PROFITABLE industry in the world. An industry that only gives back death and destruction of the Earth. Wake up. Speak out. Change. Grow. Evolution begins in your mind. Imagine and create a new world without dirty oil. It’s time to rise out of the muck.
namaste

843 arrested protesting Keystone XL Pipeline while Gore tweets 2.2 million

Gore--TiME

Clicking the Time photo of Al Gore in his TN office ought to take you to his journal entry on Dirty Fuel.

So Al Gore finally found his blog and his phone–or his “assistants” did –and endorsed the Tar Sands Keystone XL Pipeline Protest. And it’s about time too. Gore has the power to draw media attention like few others. Come on, 2.2 million tweets! Where are those 2.2 million folks? Maybe they’re calling the perpetually BUSY White House phone line? Maybe 2.2 million tweeters are planning to tweet the White House? Imagine the mainstream media coverage world-wide IF Gore had put HIS body on the ARREST line outside the White House in DC. at the very start of the two week protests. Oh yeah. Would 2.2 million have followed Gore’s lead? Or would they just tweet to their twittering hearts’ content? I don’t know. BUT, I’d sure like to see it happen. Daryl Hannah got the media coverage flowing. What’s Al Gore, the man of Uncomfortable Truth, willing to do PERSONALLY? Why hasn’t he been out there with Hansen, McKibben, Hannah, the First Nations People and the youth of Power Shift?
Oh hey, Al, maybe YOU can call Ms. Clinton and get her to mention the protests to Mr. Hope and Change (not so far) Obama? Hmm? Come Gore, it’s a such a little chore for big fish like you in that D.C. pond. Seriously, no one cares what the like of moi does–but Al Gore–the man who had the presidency swiped from under his nose–lots of people pay attention to his every move. Come on, Gore, give us more!

PS. Mr. Gore, there’s this guy, Tim DeChristopher aka Bidder 70, in jail for disrupting an illegal land auction by bidding on land to save it from illegal gas and oil development, and well, Mr. Gore, Mr. DeChristopher put it all on the line to defend the Earth. Need I write more? Sorry, I don’t “tweet”

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