Archive for September 2011


never tear us apart

Annie covers INXS. If you’re hankering for more St. Vincent covers, here is a treasure trove.

st.vincent never tear us apart by onetwothreegee

Posted at 11am on 9/19/11 | 2 comments | Filed Under: female voices, music | read on


shoshone legend: wolf protector of woman

Photo by Shlomi Nissim. Found here.

My first power animal was a wolf. She came to me in a dream in high school, which looked/felt just like this photograph except we were nestled under a shrub.

Posted at 11am on 9/19/11 | 3 comments | Filed Under: photography | read on


decoding propaganda and the control system

“And just by the way, replacing the word “despite” with the phrase “because of” is — in general — one of the most valuable tools for translating Washington propaganda into reality; here is an excellent example showing how that works, from the first paragraph of a New York Times article two weeks ago:

Documents found at the abandoned office of Libya’s former spymaster appear to provide new details of the close relations the Central Intelligence Agency shared with the Libyan intelligence service — most notably suggesting that the Americans sent terrorism suspects at least eight times for questioning in Libya despite that country’s reputation for torture.

Note how the paragraph instantly transforms from misleading nonsense into obvious truth simply by changing “despite” to “because of”; this repeatedly is an effective instrument for deciphering propaganda — e.g., the U.S. continues to brutalize people in the Muslim world “despite” the fact that doing so produces more Terrorism and thus ensures Endless War.)”

—Read more in this piece by Glenn Greenwald of Salon.

Posted at 11am on 9/19/11 | no comments; | Filed Under: the shift (of ages) | read on


beneath the banyan tree


Posted at 1pm on 9/16/11 | no comments; | Filed Under: photography | read on


na pali

Peter’s spectacular shots of the Na Pali coast by boat.

Posted at 1pm on 9/16/11 | no comments; | Filed Under: photography | read on


the most important war on the planet today…

Oooo, this really burns me up. ONLY PUBLIC PRESSURE from you and me will shift this frightening trend. Please please please do everything you can to support local farmers!

Americans’ right to access fresh, healthy foods of their choice is under attack. Farmageddon tells the story of small, family farms that were providing safe, healthy foods to their communities and were forced to stop, sometimes through violent action, by agents of misguided government bureaucracies, and seeks to figure out why.

Filmmaker Kristin Canty’s quest to find healthy food for her four children turned into an educational journey to discover why access to these foods was being threatened. What she found were policies that favor agribusiness and factory farms over small family-operated farms selling fresh foods to their communities. Instead of focusing on the source of food safety problems — most often the industrial food chain — policymakers and regulators implement and enforce solutions that target and often drive out of business small farms that have proven themselves more than capable of producing safe, healthy food, but buckle under the crushing weight of government regulations and excessive enforcement actions.

Farmageddon highlights the urgency of food freedom, encouraging farmers and consumers alike to take action to preserve individuals’ rights to access food of their choice and farmers’ rights to produce these foods safely and free from unreasonably burdensome regulations. The film serves to put policymakers and regulators on notice that there is a growing movement of people aware that their freedom to choose the foods they want is in danger, a movement that is taking action with its dollars and its voting power to protect and preserve the dwindling number of family farms that are struggling to survive.

Posted at 11am on 9/16/11 | no comments; | Filed Under: do something!, environment, health & healing, the shift (of ages) | read on


little fluffy clouds (instrumental)

Posted at 10pm on 9/13/11 | 8 comments | Filed Under: music | read on


kalalau valley

A much better shot of Kalalau (by Kevin Smith.) And, yes, Kauai really IS this magical!

Posted at 7pm on 9/12/11 | no comments; | Filed Under: photography | read on


lil’ peek over the edge…

Kalalau Valley (Kauai)

Posted at 7pm on 9/12/11 | 1 comment | Filed Under: my photos | read on


END icelandic whaling

From NRDC:

Since 2006, Iceland has killed hundreds of whales for profit — including 280 endangered fin whales — in DEFIANCE of an international moratorium on commercial whaling. Over the next 60 days, the President will decide whether to make Iceland pay a real, measurable price for defying the global ban on whaling.

Please take 60 seconds to…

1) Ask President Obama to send an economic message that Iceland can’t ignore by targeting imports by those Icelandic seafood companies DIRECTLY tied to the whaling industry.

2) Spread the word to friends

(Photo 1 and Photo 2)

Posted at 1pm on 9/12/11 | 1 comment | Filed Under: do something!, environment | read on

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