Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Mayan healing center and chocolate...to be continued
Jelly Fish sting!
We kayak about 1.6 miles out toward a little island and find coral reefs close by. As I'm floating on the surface looking down at the amazing coral and little fishes of all sizes swimming busily in, out and around the coral community, I suddenly feel a little electric shock above my wrist, that first I ignore but as it starts burning, I look up and see a little jelly fish suspended a foot from my arm. I hightail it away from that coral reef.
It is not as bad as my fears and although I get about a 4" by 2" swath of red bumps and rash, by the next day it is gone!
Monday, October 05, 2015
Largest recycling project in Belize: or white people...
It's an earthship house. In Belize. A few tenths of a mile from the ancient ruins. And in the middle of scattered Mayan houses and communities. Which is why we are surprised to see a white person living here.
Placencia and south
We travel south to visit two Mayan ruins within a rain forest. As we get closer to the ruin, contemporary traditional Mayan housing becomes more abundant: the wooden planked walls with thatched roofs.
As we enter the ruin, we see rows of steps leading up to walls made from placing rectangular stones so securely on top of each other that here they are over 1000 years later.
The first ruin we visit is a smaller one but where huge stones, maybe 15 or 20 feet tall, 4 feet wide, 2 feet thick stand with ancient carvings from top to bottom, called a "stela" are on display. These carvings have been interpreted as various goddesses and gods.
It is a magical place with magical remains!
Sunday, October 04, 2015
2:1 - unfuckinbelievable
Monday, September 28, 2015
ABOLISH FUCKIN POLICE
How are we continuing to tolerate the presence of police amongst us?
Saturday, September 19, 2015
TJ's and choice....of poison...
For a brief moment this past month or so, TJ's had individual organic avocados for sale at the same price as the non-organic ones, 99 cents each. Normally they sell 4 in a little plastic mesh bag for $5 or $6 depending on what part of the country you're in.
This employee told me that TJ's only gets these 99 cent individual avocados once a year, much to my disappointment.
We then got into a discussion about organic food. I suggested my plan, which I attempt to tell to as many folks as possible - and please help spread it.
Trader Joe's needs to tell all its vendors that in 5 years they are going to go 100% organic - that way, all their vendors will have the five years it takes to grow in harmony with life in order to be certified organic.
He informed me that TJ's would never do that - and why? Not the usual 'blank check' excuses because it's too difficult for the farmer or because they just don't want to, no.
He said the TJ's wants to give the customer a CHOICE! Rage surged thru me as I said, "what, a choice to poison themselves? Forget themselves, a choice to poison the Mother Earth? Poison the farm worker???"
I asked him if he knew about the health of farm workers. He shook his head "no", so I informed him how farm workers - and their entire families including unborn children - are being poisoned by pesticides, herbicides, all the 'cides'.
I asked him if he knew about the condition of the Mother Earth, that we use 6 BILLION tons of pesticides to grow mono- and huge agri-crops every year. The bees only have 30 years left of life on earth if we don't IMMEDIATELY stop using pesticides.
He shook his head "no, no, no, no".
It is beyond me how anyone can be young, alive, in this country, and working with food even, and not know about what we are doing to our food supply.
I let him see how disgusted I am so I doubt he'll ever use that idiotic excuse again in life.
Monday, September 14, 2015
Transgender backlash to radical feminism or Transgenderism 101
The transgender response is an indication of how successful that machine has been at oppressing that individual. This machine, designed to make us fit into boxes that define, characterize & limit according to race and/or sex, places value on us depending on how neatly we fit in those boxes.
And this machine punishes (at best) those that don't or refuse to fit in those boxes.
Self-hatred, self-loathing is a condition intrinsic to both fitting or not fitting in. Trans people see they don't want to be in their society-designed box but instead of smashing that box, pounding their chests and saying "THIS is who I am and I love myself the way I am", they search for another society-designed box to fit in.
Then, in our consumer-driven society that believes we can buy anything, they proceed to buy surgery to mutilate their bodies while taking highly toxic and synthetic hormones to poison their bodies
Militarization of our police...continued
I just learned last nite that the city council in San Jose 'approved' such a drone for the S.J. police department - a year after the police had secretly purchased the drone for their arsenal.
The use of drones has increased a gadzillion times since 2003, when we attacked Afghanistan with about 150 drones in our arsenal. By 2009, we had over 4000 controlled mostly from Creech AFB. Today, there are at least 150 bases in the u.s. (that we know about) that are training 'pilots' and operating drones against people around the world.
North Dakota is the first to pass a state-wide initiative to employ drones; several cities around the nation have signed pledges to forbid drones in their airspace. The FAA has still to develop regulations monitoring and controlling the use of drones in u.s. land mass airspace.
Our military weapons - weapons developed to hunt down and kill other people - are coming home to be used against us. UNLESS we stand up and FIGHT!
Message me if you want to be on the list serve for the folks fighting drones, in the u.s. and internationally. Or email nodronesinfo at gmail.
TOGETHER we WILL ELIMINATE DRONES!
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Bee keeper...no more
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Surely you must have adopted....
I interrupt the conversation to inform her neither my daughter nor my grandchild were adopted - as if...
I tell her how, when my daughter was young and we were walking down the street together, white people would marvel at her hair and "tan", reaching out in a quickly thwarted (by me first, then my daughter) attempt to fondle her hair while asking "where did she get this hair from?" And "ohhhhhh, what a nice 'tan'!"
But if we were walking down this same street with a Black womon, white people would not question but just smile with questioning concerned eyes, as they assumed my daughter was her daughter. They would not be so forward as to ask her how her daughter got that hair but they would look so confused and even worried as they'd make other comments about how beautiful her daughter is and those eyes....grrrrrr
White people could see the Black in my daughter only when she was with another Black person; and then they could not see my daughter's biological relationship to me if we were with a Black womon.
And this white woman, seeing the color in my progeny, went for the adoption "explanation".... sigh