Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Mid-morning Saturday, the Israeli Air Force (IAF) launched a series of deadly air strikes on the occupied Gaza Strip. As we write this, an estimated 275 people have been killed. Hundreds of innocent people have been wounded. According to news reports today, Israel plans to keep these attacks going and has brought scores of tanks to the border with Gaza.
These Israeli attacks come on top of a brutal siege of the Gaza Strip which has been going on for years and has created a humanitarian catastrophe of dire proportions for Gaza's 1.5 million Palestinian residents by restricting the provision of food, fuel, medicine, electricity, and other necessities of life. All of this is happening in the most densely populated and one of the poorest areas of the world.
Israel is carrying out these attacks with F-16 fighter jets and missiles provided by U.S. taxpayers. From 2001-2006, the United States transferred to Israel more than $200 million worth of spare parts to fly its fleet of F-16's. In July 2008, the United States gave Israel 186 million gallons of JP-8 aviation jet fuel. Last year, the United States signed a $1.3 billion contract with Raytheon to transfer to Israel thousands of TOW, Hellfire, and 'bunker buster' missiles.
Israel's lethal attack on the Gaza Strip could not have happened without the active military and political support of the United States. We need to take action now to protest this attack and demand an immediate cease-fire.
Peace Action is a proud member of United for Peace and Justice along with The U.S. Campaign to End the Israel Occupation. They have issued an action alert with these suggestions -- we urge you to take action today!
* Contact the White House to protest the attacks and demand an immediate cease-fire. Call 202-456-1111 or send an email to comments@whitehouse.gov.
* Contact the State Department at 202-647-6575.
* Contact your Representative and Senators in Congress at 202-224-3121.
* Contact your local media by phoning into a talk show or writing a letter to the editor.
* Organize a local protest or vigil and tell us about it here. http://peaceblog.wordpress.com/2008/12/29/take-action-to-protest-israeli-attack-on-gaza/
Background Information
Below are three articles you may want to read for background information and reports on the Gaza crisis.
'If Gaza Falls...', Sara Roy, Professor at Harvard's Center For Middle Eastern Studies and author of 'Failing Peace: Gaza and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict'.
'Gaza Massacres Must Spur Us To Action', Ali Abunimah, Co-founder of The Electronic Intifada and author of 'One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse' (Metropolitan Books, 2006).
'Report on Gaza', Physicians for Human Rights-Israel, Update December 22, 2008.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Thanks JoAnn-- good one.
Your Inner Being As Your Greatest Resource by: Owen Waters

Your inner being - your soul or higher self - is not something that you have. It is what you are. Your complete consciousness is your inner being. All of the so-called parts of your mind - the conscious, the subconscious and the superconscious parts - are all facets of your one, complete consciousness, your inner being. Your conscious mind is the result of your inner being focusing attention upon the outer world through your physical brain and senses. When, instead, you turn your attention from the outer world towards the inner world, you access the resources of your inner being. Your inner being possesses all of the wisdom, understanding and strength that you will ever need. It is your ultimate, personal resource. Your inner being is also your link with the universe and with the consciousness behind all life, Infinite Being. If you think of yourself as living your life like a performer on stage, then your inner being is like the backstage technician who makes sure that your performance has all the support that it needs to make everything happen on cue. The amount of knowledge and wisdom available within you is unlimited. In order to access it, you only have to make an intention to go within and find it. Your subconscious mind runs all of your biological systems without conscious effort on your part. In fact, if you think about it, the subconscious mind of an ant knows more about biology and chemistry than today's leading scientists. Your inner being knows even more; in fact, everything about anything you want to know anything about. The trick is to ask the question and then silence your conscious mind enough to hear the answer. When you become consciously aware of the true nature of your inner being and its resources of wisdom, understanding and strength, you begin to dissolve many of the former limitations to your growth. The key to expressing your human potential is to know that all potential lies within you and you only have to open an external channel in order to allow that unlimited potential to flow out into the world. The power is within. To become empowered, you don't have to become something new. You only have to realize that you already have that power within, then allow that infinite inner potential to flow into your life.
This article was written by Owen Waters, author of "Freedom of the Spirit: Four Powerful Steps to Spiritual Freedom," available now for immediate download at:http://www.infinitebeing.com/ebooks/freedom.htm

Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy Solstice Time.....may the return of the light greet us with love and direction for 2009.

The song below holds potent energy .... during this time of rebirth....remember, peace is not just the absence of war, but a place inside each of us which if we access and give back to the universe we contribute to the energy flow of Peace and Love....In the same breath, the end of war is not just the end of bombs falling....but a place inside each of us where we consciously choose to be kind to each other, to be tolerant of differences and share this energy with all things we come into contact with...the plants, the animals the 2-legged.... I wish each and all a blessed new year. (there will not be posting for about 5 days......please check back in)

If Every Woman in the World

If every woman in the world had her mind set on freedom,
If every woman in the world dreamed a sweet dream of peace,
If every woman of every nation, young and old, each generation, held her hands out in the name of love
There would be no more war.

If every man in the world had his mind set on freedom,
If every brother stood with brother as a witness for peace,
If every man of every nation, young and old, each generation, held his hands out in the name of love
There would be no more war.

If every leader in the world, shared a vision of freedom,
If every leader in the world shared a sweet dream of peace,
If every leader of every nation, worked for justice and liberation, holding hands out in the name of love
There would be no more war.

If every nation in the world, set a true course for freedom,
If every nation raised its children in a culture of peace,
If all our sons and all our daughters reached in friendship across the waters, refusing to be enemies
There would be no more war.

Words: Karen MacKay; Nancy L. Nordlie
Music: Karen MacKay
Arr. Jerome Kyles
Ed. Nancy L. Nordlie

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Pap w/ Henry Rollins Pt. 3

may we see the truth again.
it is the only way to freedom.
it is the only way to peace.

Can you hear it....ahhh the top ten songs of Christmas.
* 1. Schizophrenia --- Do You Hear What I Hear?

* 2. Multiple Personality Disorder --- We Three Kings Disoriented Are

* 3. Dementia --- I Think I'll be Home for Christmas

* 4. Narcissistic --- Hark the Herald Angels Sing About Me

* 5. Manic --- Deck the Halls and Walls and House and Lawn and Streets
and Stores and Office and Town and Cars and Buses and Trucks and Trees

* 6. Paranoid --- Santa Claus is Coming to Town to Get Me

* 7. Borderline Personality Disorder --- Thoughts of Roasting on an
Open Fire

* 8. Personality Disorder --- You Better Watch Out, I'm Gonna Cry, I'm
Gonna Pout, Maybe I'll Tell You Why

* 9. Attention Deficit Disorder --- Silent night, Holy oooh look at
the Froggy - can I have a chocolate, why is France so far away?

* 10. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder -- - Jingle Bells,! Jingle Bells,
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle Bells, Jingle,Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells ,
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


High Fructose corn syrup is targeting... MOMS!

Watch out moms… The corn industry is targeting us to buy MORE High Fructose Corn Syrup products! http://hfcsyrup.com/index2.php?option=com_content&do_pdf=1&id=15


Apparently, with the push to use more corn in gasoline products, the natural byproduct of that is High fructose corn syrup! It's not that it's healthier for us, it's better for their pockets if we buy HFCS AND their corn derived Gasoline. 2 for 1 for them! Grrrrrrr.

Some research on weight gain in relation to using HFCS, which the HFCS industry says is not true: http://www.fountia.com/high-fructose-gain-weight

And, watch for the TV ads put out by the Corn association on corn syrup and how it's Just like sugar and honey! http://www.sweetsurprise.com/ (See the logo at the bottom for the supporting company! Real Unbiased!) Don't believe the hype.

Pass it on!


As Farm Bill subsidies have lowered prices of commodity crops over the past thirty years, the food industry has invested heavily in an infrastructure that turns cheap materials into highly profitable "value-added" products.

High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), not even commercially concocted before the 1970s, has rapidly become one of the Farm Bill's industrial workhorses. A liquid sweetener with six times the potency and far cheaper than cane sugar, HFCS can also be used to prolong shelf-life, resist freezer burn, create an oven-toasted effect, and other processing functions. Over the past three decades, U.S. consumption of high-fructose corn syrup has jumped 1,000 percent. Soybeans are almost as versatile, providing a cheap and abundant source of added fats in the form of hydrogenated oils that have almost invisibly worked their way into the makeup of nearly every nonproduce item in the modern industrial diet. Dairy and meat products, made from livestock raised in confinement conditions and fed rapid weight-gaining diets of corn and soybeans are also high in unhealthy fats. The utility and commercial desirability of these ingredients is obvious. Out of nearly 15,000 new food products introduced each year, 75 percent are candies, condiments, breakfast cereals, baked goods, beverages, or dairy novelties.

Along the way the average U.S. citizen's daily food intake has ballooned to nearly 3,900 calories—almost twice the maximum recommended by U.S. health officials. This includes, on average, 32 teaspoons of added caloric sweeteners per day and as high as 1,800 calories in fats."

—Daniel Imhoff, Food Fight: The Citizen's Guide to a Food and Farm Bill (2007, Watershed Media)

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

ARE YOU KIDDING ME.....the man who created "misery" in Iraq for the past 5 years, who ordered the subsequent death of 500,000 Iraq people, gets to FREELY strut around the world without any objections, while the man who throws a shoe....not a bomb, gets beaten, imprisoned and sent before a judiciary. Give me a break...this is so grostque, fellow Americans ---- we should be ashamed by this....
Talk about OUTRAGE...........

Official: Shoe-thrower in Iraqi judicial custody
By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press Writer Qassim Abdul-zahra, Associated Press Writer – 1 hr 39 mins ago
BAGHDAD – The journalist who threw his shoes at President George W. Bush was handed over to the Iraqi judiciary, an Iraqi official said Tuesday, a move that signals the start of criminal proceedings.
There were conflicting reports about the physical condition of Muntadhar al-Zeidi, who gained folk hero status when he hurled both his shoes at Bush during a news conference Sunday in Baghdad.
His employer, Al-Baghdadia television, reported that al-Zeidi had been "seriously injured" — presumably beaten by guards — and called on the government to allow lawyers and the Iraqi Red Crescent to visit him.
Later, one of his brothers said on Al-Baghdadia that he had spoken by telephone with al-Zeidi and that he told him "thank God, I am in good health."
"I felt from his voice that he is good health," brother Maitham al-Zeidi said.
In Washington, deputy State Department spokesman Robert Wood said: "Obviously, we condemn any kind of unnecessary force used against the reporter. I don't know that that happened but certainly if that did take place, we would condemn that."
After the Sunday incident, al-Zeidi was initially held by the prime minister's guards and later turned over to the Iraqi army's Baghdad command. The command, in turn, handed him over to the judiciary, the Iraqi official said on condition of anonymity because he wasn't supposed to release the information.
The official would not elaborate, but referring the case to the judiciary usually signals the beginning of a lengthy process that could end in a criminal trial. Cases referred to the judiciary are given to a judge who reviews the evidence and recommends whether to hold a trial or release the defendant.
Another panel then sets a trial date and appoints judges to hear the case. The process can take months.
Earlier, Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Abdul-Karim Khalaf said al-Zeidi could face charges of insulting a foreign leader and the Iraqi prime minister, who was standing next to Bush when the shoes were thrown. The offense carries a maximum penalty of two years in jail.
Many Iraqis, however, believe al-Zeidi was a hero for insulting an American president widely blamed for the chaos that has engulfed their country since the U.S.-led invasion of 2003.
In Mosul, Iraq's third-largest city, located north of Baghdad, an estimated 1,000 protesters carried banners and chanted slogans demanding al-Zeidi's release.
A couple of hundred more also protested Tuesday in Nasiriyah, a Shiite city about 200 miles southeast of Baghdad, and Fallujah, a Sunni area west of the capital.
In Baghdad, Noureddin al-Hiyali, a lawmaker of the main Sunni bloc in parliament, defended al-Zeidi's actions and said he believed the reporter was likely motivated by the invasion of Iraq, the "dismantling of the Iraqi government, destroying the infrastructure" — all events he blamed on the Bush administration.
"International law approves peoples' right to resist occupation using all means, and Mr. Muntadhar al-Zeidi endeavored to resist occupation in his own manner," al-Hiyali said.
He urged the government to take that into consideration when deciding what to do with al-Zeidi.
The head of the Iraqi Union of Journalists described al-Zeidi's action as "strange and unprofessional" but urged Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to give him clemency.
"Even if he has committed a mistake, the government and the judiciary are broad-minded and we hope they consider his release because he has a family and he is still young," Mouyyad al-Lami told AP Television News. "We hope this case ends before going to court."
The head of Jordan's Bar Association, Saleh Armouti, said Tuesday that scores of lawyers have been signing up to help defend al-Zeidi. The association is dominated by hardline Muslims and leftists critical of the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.
Wood, the deputy State Department spokesman, described the incident as "one individual's views."
"There are plenty of Iraqis that you can find who support what President Bush has done, our efforts to try to bring about democracy, a full functioning democracy in the heart of the Middle East, in Iraq," he said.
The perception of al-Zeidi as a hero reflects Arab animosity toward Bush for the invasion and dissatisfaction with the president's handling of foreign policy matters in the Middle East.
That hostility has persisted even though violence has dropped by more than 80 percent in Iraq since earlier this year when car bombings and gunfights throughout the country were rampant.
Nevertheless, Iraqi security forces and U.S. troops continue to be targeted by insurgents.
On Tuesday, three bombings in Baghdad and another in Diyala province killed four people and wounded at least 30.
Two police and two civilians were killed by a roadside bomb near Baghdad's Technical University and 13 other people were wounded, police said.
A car bomb near the city's Babylon Hotel wounded three people, including a security guard. The bomb went off as a convoy from the ministry of science went by, but the minister was not in the vehicles, police said.
Three police and three civilians were wounded by a roadside bomb directed at a police patrol near central Baghdad's Andalus Square, police said. Another roadside bomb against a police patrol near Saadiya in Diyala wounded five police and three other people, Diyala security officials said.
Also in Saadiya, a security official said three gunmen killed the imam of a local Sunni mosque on Monday evening.
The U.S. military said in a written statement that troops killed three suspected insurgents and detained three others in separate operations targeting al-Qaida networks in northern Iraq.
Also Tuesday, the U.S. military announced it had transferred the last 10 female detainees in its custody in Iraq to the authorities the day before.
A U.S. statement said the women have either been convicted of a security-related offense or are due to stand trial in the Central Criminal Court of Iraq.
The U.S. still holds about 15,500 detainees, down dramatically from the high of about 26,000 in November 2007.
The U.S.-Iraqi security agreement that goes into effect next month requires the U.S. to hand over detainees wanted by the Iraqis and release the rest.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Chief Sonne Renna told me that if women were to begin to honor their cycles again and bleed on the Earth, we would restore balance and peace to this planet.

LADIES,TAKE A PILL TO STOP YOUR MENSTRUAL CYCLE.....YOU MAY END YOUR LIFE. Posted By: Seawitch Date: Monday, 10 March 2008, 10:33 p.m. Recently this past week, Nicole Dishuk (age 31...newly graduated student with a doctoral degree about to start her new career as a Doctor...) was flown into a nearby hospital, because she passed out. They found a blood clot in her neck, and immediately took her by helicopter to the ER to operate. by the time they removed the right half of her skull to relieve the pressure on her brain, the clot had spread to her brain causing severe damage. Since last Wednesday night, she was battling.. they induced her into a coma to stop the blood flow, They operated 3 times.. Finally, they said there was nothing left that they could do.. they found multiple clots in the left side of her brain.. the swelling wouldn't stop, and she was on life support.. She died at 4:30 yesterday. She leaves behind a husband, and a 2 yr old Brandon and a 4 yr old Justin.. The CAUSE of DEATH - they found was a birth control she was taking that allows you to only have your period 3 times a year... They said it interrupts life's menstrual cycle, and although it is FDA approved... shouldn't be - So to the women in my address book - I ask you to boycott this product & deal with your period once a month - so you can live the rest of the months that your life has in store for you.
Remember, you have a CYCLE for a reason!

The name of this new birth control pill is Lybrel. If you go to
www.Lybrel.com , you will find at least 26 pages of information regarding this drug. The second birth control pill is, Seasonique. If you go to the website of, www.Seasonique.com , you will find 43 pages of information regarding this drug. The warnings and side effects regarding both pills are horrible.

"...mysticism is not a way of knowing, but a way of being...."
(Ira Progoff, "Foreword" to Evelyn Underhill's Mysticism, quoted below)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Thank you Ms. Terri....I found this story deeply moving... it is a story of gratitude and connection, perfect for this time of year....

In December of 2005, the San Francisco Chronicle reported "A female humpback whale had become entangled in a spider web of crab trapsand lines.She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso, a line tugging in her mouth. A fisherman spotted her just east of the Farallon Islands(outside the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco )and radioed for help.Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so bad off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her -- a very dangerous proposition. One slap of the tail could kill a rescuer."

"They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her. When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles. She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, nudged them, and pushed gently, thanking them.Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives. The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth said her eye was following him the whole time, and he will never be the same.

May you, and all those you love, be so fortunate...To be surrounded by people who will help you get untangled from the things that are binding you. And, may you always know the joy of giving and receiving gratitude. "

Life is short ...forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably...and never regret anything that made you smile.
Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can't build on it, it's only good for wallowing in.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Wouldn’t it be nice to have nearly $2 billion “extra” cash in the bank, and make over $1 million a day in profit? Sure it would: just ask the 'nonprofit' Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
Meanwhile, Blue Cross has raised its health insurance rates for individuals over 80% in Michigan, all while giving their executives huge pay raises and spending at least $1.1 million in advertising to pass anti-consumer bills.
Tell your state lawmakers to give the Blue Cross greed-grab a big thumbs down!
In the dwindling days of the lame duck session, without any public process, the Blues are pushing to:
Increase rates for people buying individual policies;
Eliminate any review of Blues' surplus in determining if their rates are excessive; AND
Increase rates based on where people live, their age and how sick they are.
This bill is nearly through the process, but your voice right now will make a difference. Your state Senate and House lawmakers are expected to vote on these bills at any moment.
Send a message right now and urge your legislator to stand up to Blue Cross and VOTE NO on this terrible scheme.
Michigan needs real health reform, not a scheme to pad the pockets of insurance companies while you pay more and more out of your own pocket.
Sincerely,Lauren SobelConsumers Union1535 Mission StreetSan Francisco, CA 94103

Monday, December 8, 2008

I thought this was the best information about what is happening at a global level to the people, the environment, and the governments....Take a look and listen....profound. Dr. Danaher is interviewed at :


Described by The New York Times as the "Paul Revere of globalization's woes," Dr. Kevin Danaher's analytical expertise, sense of humor and blunt eloquence make him an exceptionally dynamic speaker.
Since co-founding Global Exchange in 1988, Dr. Danaher has spoken at hundreds of universities and for community organizations throughout the U.S.
He conducts workshops on issues ranging from the dynamics of the global economy to how we can replace the power of transnational corporations with local green economy networks. A longtime critic of the so-called "free trade" agenda, Dr. Danaher explains how we can create 'grassroots globalization', empowering local communities to create sustainable local economies.
Dr. Danaher is a Founder and an Executive Producer of the
Green Festivals, two-day events bringing together hundreds of green economy companies, social justice and environmental organizations, speakers, live music, organic food and drink, and tens of thousands of attendees hungry for a transition to the green economy. He is also the Executive Director of the Global Citizen Center -- a permanent Green Festival. The Global Citizen Center is planned to be a downtown San Francisco building that will unite the local Green Economy in a mixed-use, multi-tenant facility featuring non-profit offices, green businesses and multi-cultural event space.
Dr. Danaher is the author and/or editor of numerous books, including his latest(which he co-authored with Shannon Biggs and Jason Mark),
Building the Green Economy: Success Stories from the Grass Roots (PoliPointPress).
Dr. Danaher has also published:
Insurrection: Citizen Challenges to Corporate Power [Routledge Press], Ten Reasons to Abolish the IMF and World Bank; Democratizing the Global Economy: The Battle Against the World Bank and the IMF; Corporations Are Gonna Get Your Momma: Globalization and the Downsizing of the American Dream; Globalize This!: The Battle Against the World Trade Organization; Fighting for the Soul of Brazil; 50 Years Is Enough: The Case Against the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund; In Whose Interest: A Guide to US-South Africa Relations; Can the Free Market Solve Africa's Food Crisis; The Political Economy of US Policy Toward South Africa; South Africa: A New US Policy for the 1990s; and Beyond Safaris: A Guide to Building People-to-People Ties with Africa.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

This week the Government Accounting office discovered that the Wall Street bailout does not require banks to even "track or report how they plan to use, or do use" our tax money.
1. There's literally no one watching where our money goes.Congress is trying to fix that by appointing an Inspector General to start watching what's happening, but one Senator is anonymously preventing his confirmation.
2.Tell your Senators: The Inspector General for the Bailout Program must be confirmed. All Senators need to support accountability and demand their colleagues remove any holds on this nomination.
Send a message to Your Senators right now
Our government needs to be more involved in restoring the economy. But, we need an economic recovery package for Main Street instead of more giveaways to Secretary Paulson's buddies on Wall Street. It's on us to provide that oversight and make sure taxpayer money isn't wasted.
Thanks for continuing to be vigilant,-
Darcy Scott MartinTrueMajority Washington Director

For the Next 7 Generations: The Grandmothers Speak

I offer my gratitude to the Grandmothers.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

"Ring the bells that still can ring
forget your perfect offering

there is a crack in everything
that's how the light gets in."
--L. Cohen

The link below is loaded with the most amazing concepts....listen to the audios...

Quantum Leap there::: http://www.shiftinaction.com/