Saturday, July 31, 2010

There Is No Clean up Fund ***

So, are we ready to pitch in our share in taxes to clean up BP's horrible damage? I for one don't agree to this.

and this:
Democracy with Amy Goodman is one of the most ethical news outlets to be found. Ms Goodman is a real reporter without the flourishes, glamour, glitzy personalities intruding the words from those other news media.    Amy Goodman - Real

While below is a short video of her speaking with Merle Savage, a survivor and victim of the Valdez spill over twenty years ago.  Ms Savage has written a book based on her diary she kept during the clean up in 1989. She supervised a group of workers.  All workers were sick, very sick and got sicker.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

"A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men." ***

A cowboy appeared before St. Peter at the Pearly Gates.

'Have you ever done anything of particular merit?' St. Peter asked.

'Well, I can think of one thing,' the cowboy offered.

'On a trip to the Black Hills out in South Dakota , I came upon a gang of bikers who were threatening a young woman. I directed them to leave her alone, but they wouldn't listen. So, I approached the largest and most tattooed biker and smacked him in the face, kicked his bike over, ripped out his nose ring, and threw it on the ground. I yelled, 'Now, back off or I'll kick the s - - t out of all of you!'

St. Peter was impressed, 'When did this happen?'

'Couple of minutes ago.'

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.
All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.

In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Living Off-Grid ***

In his book "How to live off-grid" Nick Rosen lists seven reasons for going off-grid. The top two are saving money, and reducing the carbon footprint. Others include survivalism, preparing for the collapse of the oil economy and bringing life back to the countryside.Wretha and her husband have lived off grid full time since December 2007, there have been ups and downs, but all in all it's been a great adventure. Now Wretha and her husband have been immortalized in an off grid book, click here to learn more about it.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Buy One, Get One Free? ***

They were in the Pub and were commenting on the drinks and the atmosphere.

"As good as this is," said the Scotsman, "I still prefer the pubs back home.  In Glasgow, there's a wee place called McTavish's. The landlord there goes out of his way for the locals. When you buy 4 drinks, he'll buy the fifth drink."

"Well Angus," said the Englishman, "at my local in London, The Red Lion, the barman will buy your third drink after you buy the first two.

"Ahhh, Dat's nothin'" said the Irishman, "back home in my favorite pub, the moment you set foot in the place, they'll buy you a drink and then another, all the drinks you like, actually. Then when you have had enough drinks, they take you upstairs and see you get laid, all on the house."

The Englishman and the Scotsman were suspicious of the claim.  The Irishman swore every word was true.
"Did this actually happen to you?"
"Not meself, personally," admitted the Irishman, "but it did happen to me sister quite a few times."

Nun's Mission
An old nun who was living in a convent next to a construction site noticed the coarse language of the workers and decided to spend some time, with them to correct their ways.

She decided she would take her lunch; sit with workers; and talk to them.
She put a sandwich in a brown paper bag and walked over to the spot where the men were eating.

Sporting a big smile, she walked up to the group and asked, "And do you men know Jesus Christ?"
They shook their heads and looked at each other....very confused.

One of the workers looked up into the steelworks and yelled out. "Anybody up there know Jesus Christ?"  One of the steelworkers yelled down, "Why?"

"Cause His wife's here with his lunch."

Friday, July 9, 2010

Disorder in the American Courts ***

These are from a book called Disorder in the American Courts, and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and now published by court reporters who had the torment of staying calm while these exchanges were actually taking place.

ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?

WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard.

ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?

WITNESS: Unless the circus was in town I'm going with male.

ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?

WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.

ATTORNEY: Doctor, how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?

WITNESS: All of them. The live ones put up too much of a fight.

Kennedy Speaks Against Child Vaccination ***

Hear Robert Patrick Kennedy (or Patrick Robert) speak on vaccines for children.  Very impressive information.  Of course, most of us know of the dangers of vaccines but still the practice of vaccinating children from birth on for everything imaginable and parents allowing so without having pertinent information regarding what exactly is in a vaccine equals irresponsibility.  Just look at the many autistics now - something is causing this.  I have often thought there might be a connection of vaccines and what is called "crib death".

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Ruth McClanahan Has Died ***

Shortly ago this was a headline for the day.  So many actors, actresses and well known public figures have died over the last few months.  Rue McClanahan, 76, the sexually liberated Southern belle Blanche Devereaux on the TV series "The Golden Girls," is such a one.  She died of a stroke, after surviving breast cancer and heart surgery in past years.

She was tapped for TV in the 1970s for the key best-friend character on the hit series "Maude," starring Beatrice Arthur.

But her most loved role came in 1985 when she co-starred with Arthur, Betty White, and Estelle Getty in "The Golden Girls," a runaway hit that broke the sitcom mold by focusing on the foibles of four aging — and frequently eccentric — women living together in Miami.

"Golden Girls" aimed to show "that when people mature, they add layers," she told The New York Times in 1985. "They don't turn into other creatures. The truth is we all still have our child, our adolescent, and your young woman or man living in us."

There is much information these days regarding our "child within". Here is a one link regarding the Child Within.  There are 1000s of links you can access to learn more. 
Examining the many facets of our life, layering our psyche just as layers of an onion, is part of the direction one takes to become healthy; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Here is another link you may enjoy. Enlightening.

"We need to take responsibility without taking the blame. We need to own and honor the feelings without being a victim of them.

We need to rescue and nurture and Love our inner children - and STOP them from controlling our lives. STOP them from driving the bus! Children are not supposed to drive, they are not supposed to be in control."
"History has been, and is being, made by immature, scared, angry, hurt individuals who were/are reacting to their childhood wounds and programming - reacting to the little child inside who feels unworthy and unlovable."
                                             Robert Burney, codependence therapist

Paulo Coelho words ***

“There is one great truth on this planet: whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do,when you really want something, it's because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It's your mission on earth... and when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

Paulo Coelho from The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream

Friday, July 2, 2010

Hmm, Every Little Bit Helps ***

... "a sentence of 415 years in prison, though he is sure to get much less time under federal guidelines."

words from the news article about that governor Blagojevich. how much will he gain if they slice it in half.

it appears somebody's in trouble. hmm.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Good Conclusion to a Good Question haha ***

Thought this would give you pause to laugh a bit today so I borrowed it from Merle down in Australia.

A little boy goes to his Dad and asks, "What is Politics?"

Dad says, "Well, son, let me try to explain it this way.

I am the head of the family, so call me the Prime Minister.

Your mother is the administrator of the money, so we call her the Government.

We are here to take care of your needs, so we call you the People.

The Nanny, we will consider her the Working Class.

And your baby brother, we will call him the Future,

Now think about that and see if it makes sense."

So the little boy goes off to bed thinking about what Dad has said.

Later that night, he hears his baby brother crying, so he goes to

check on him.

He finds that the baby has severely soiled his nappy, (diaper)

So the little boy goes to his parent's room and finds his mother asleep.

Not wanting to wake her, he goes to the nanny's room. Finding the door

locked, he peeks in the keyhole and sees his father in bed with the nanny.

He gives up and goes back to bed. The next morning, the little boy says

to his father, "Dad, I think I understand the concept of politics now."

The father says, "Good son, tell me in your own words what you think

politics are all about."

The little boy replies, "The Prime Minister is screwing the Working Class,

while the Government is sound asleep. The People are being ignored and

the Future is in deep s**t."