Tuesday, January 17, 2012

speeding to the wall

Is global warming caused by humans?
You can argue all day about whether a car rolling down a hill gaining speed headed toward a wall is being influenced by gravity, or a person’s foot on the accelerator.
At some point, someone has got to put their foot on the brake pedal!
Better to be safe than mistaken.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Whoa is us that Edward George Ruddy died.

You know how everybody always says "I don't watch the news anymore, it's just full of ____________
(Insert your own reason here)?

You just may want to watch the news again, at least once more, after I tell you this.

You see, the bad news that the news reports about each night is more often than not, tragedies.
A plane crash, shootings, fires, robberies.
Those stories SELL!
Basically, human interest stories.
These stories are meant to catch your attention because they are directed straight at your reactive gut. They are meant to prick at your latent biases and self-interests, and to put you into survival mode.
It is, for all intents and purposes, to SHUT YOU DOWN.
The exact response that you made to it.
They don't want you to pay attention.
Those who continue to watch are long term bread and butter, so they don't even worry about them thinking for themselves, or shutting the t.v. off.

     You are the person they were aiming for..... and they got you.
They got you to turn away and not pay attention any longer.
They got you to withdraw, and in doing so maybe you picked up smoking or drinking again or just got your head into a hobby and don't care anymore.
Hell, you probably wont even bother to vote anymore for city council, mayor, governor, or Senator maybe cause nothing ever changes anyway.

They got you!

Well, we want you BACK!
We NEED you back!
     We need you to care again. To stand up and pay attention and not let them play the sleight of hand on you.
Keep your eye on the ball because as soon as you look away they'll slide it in past you.
Your voice IS important and it CAN make a difference.

"I don't want you to protest....I don't want you to write to your Congressman, 'cause I wouldn't know what to tell you to write.
I don't know what to do about the depression and the inflation and the Russians and the crime in the street, all I know is that FIRST, you've GOT to get MAD!
You've got to say "I'm a human being, Gahdam it!
My life has VALUE!

..........so I want you to get up now....I want all of you to get up out of your chairs....and I want you to get up right now and go to the window.....open it and stick your head out and yell; "I'm as mad as HELL and I'm not gonna take this anymore"

Whoa is us that Edward George Ruddy died.

Friday, January 6, 2012



     I know well that people can get tired of hearing a point of view they disagree with. Ofttimes I just assume I am speaking with people who have open minds and WANT to learn something other than what they think they already know.
     Whenever I have conversations/debates with people, I like to come away with something to think about, hopefully expanding my way of seeing the world.
     I hope that they then are rewarded with observations of mine that help them see things differently also.

The insistence by some that the U.S. adopt Christianity as the National Religion, and the celebration of Christian National Holidays.

     I'll try today to HELP some understand the dynamics of the insistence by some in society to FLAUNT hurtful customs as respectful events that the offended observer(s) doesn't appreciate;

     Imagine that every September 11, the entire Muslim community in the U.S. had a great big party, and it was all over the news being touted as a good thing that everybody should have a big feast over.

It it a festive day for YOU?

     And yet THAT is what Judeo-Christian Holy-days force many American Indians and other cultures to endure.
     Thanksgiving is not a day that ALL Americans have a kinship to, and can participate in, without feeling that they are honoring something that was a tragedy at best.

We ALL have something to be thankful for.
We should ALL be able to participate in such a day, and feel GOOD about it.

     Drop the commercialism associated with the day, "Black Friday", and put your Pilgrim hats and bulky brass buckles away and let's just call it a day for all Americans to reflect on the good friends, family, and health in our lives.

     Say to those with whom you converse; "thanks for listening/helping me open my mind to larger concepts and truths". 

Today's "Season" is little less than a celebration of gluttony, consumerism, and opulence.
     Too many of our neighbors cannot relate to the large table loaded with a feast that only too few will enjoy.

Manitou Mimi
"Gentle Spirit", believe it or not.

The ice melts

The ice melts

They can now get access to resources that were once under that ice
They use those resources to run economies that should, by nature's law, be obsolete
The result of using those resources to enrich their empire causes the release of more
CO2 and Methane gases
The ice melts