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For me it is All About Being of Service & Living the Life of the Give-Away....

Being Mindful of those who are unable to speak for themselves; our Non-Two Legged Relations and the Future Generations.

It's about walking on the Canka Luta Waste Behind the Cannunpa and the ceremonies.

It's about Mindfulness and Respect. It's about Honesty and owning up to my foibles.

It's about: Mi Takuye Oyacin

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Help Save Our Planet...Wear a Condom

Center for Biological Diversity

Help stop overpopulation -- distribute endangered
species condoms.

Dear Auntie- Nanuuq,

The Earth currently supports 6.8 billion people, with almost 80 million more added each year. No large mammal has ever grown to such numbers and commandeered so many resources. Animals and plants are severely threatened by human overpopulation -- and the Center for Biological Diversity is doing something about it.

Soon we'll be launching an exciting new project to distribute free endangered species-themed condoms all over the country. The project will raise awareness about overpopulation's serious impacts on our planet and spark, we hope, new conversations about the need to bring Homo sapiens back into balance with the rest of life on Earth.

Since we asked for your support two weeks ago, more than 900 people have volunteered to help distribute condoms in their hometowns -- an incredible response. I'm so impressed by our supporters' readiness to step up to tackle threats to endangered species.

We need 300 more volunteers. If you haven't already signed up and are interested in helping get the word out about overpopulation, click here to be part of the Endangered Species Condom Project. The last day to sign up is Monday, February 1.

We've heard from college students, grandmothers, teachers, and clergymen who will help hand out the condoms at universities, music festivals, spiritual singles groups, and even a science and math teachers' conference. I hope you'll be part of this unique and important campaign to educate people about the devastating impacts of human overpopulation on endangered species.

Thank you,

Kierán Suckling
Executive Director
Center for Biological Diversity

P.S. If you want to learn more about the ways overpopulation hurts endangered species,
visit our Web site for more details.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Urge Canada to Strengthen Polar Bear Protections!

Bear Protections!
Polar Bear (Photo: Suzanne Miller, USFWS)
Polar bears are already
struggling with global
warming, oil drilling and pollution.
Help Save Polar Bears -- Take Action       />>

Take action now to urge Canadian Prime
Minister Stephen Harper and his government 
to support an end to the international trade 
in polar bear parts.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Stop Murkowski: Save the EPA

Wildlife Alert

Make the Call for
Polar Bears!
Close Up of Polar Bear (John Pezzenti, Nat'l Geo)

Call your senators today to urge them to OPPOSE the dangerous Murkowski amendment.

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Dear Auntie Nanuuq,

It’s a ridiculous Capitol Hill match-up: huge polluter profits vs. responsible, science-based solutions that will help address the climate crisis and save the lives of polar bears and other wildlife.

Tomorrow morning, we expect Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski -- a politician who has accepted more than a million dollars from polluters1 -- to introduce an outrageous amendment that would make EPA powerless to enforce the Clean Air Act and protect wildlife and natural resources from the impacts of climate change. Her efforts would weaken a law that has protected people and wildlife for 40 years.

We need your help to stop her. Please contact both of your senators today using the information below and urge them to OPPOSE the Murkowski amendment:

Since this is so urgent, phone calls will be most effective, so please take just a few moments right now to deliver this simple message:
“Hi. My name is........and I’m calling from ...... to strongly urge my senator to OPPOSE Senator Murkowski’s expected amendment that would prevent the EPA from implementing the Clean Air Act to reduce carbon pollution and protect our wildlife and natural resources from the devastating impacts of climate change.”
If you make your call after 5 PM Eastern Time, please be sure to leave a message or use the web link we’ve provided to send an email.

Over the next 24 hours, Defenders of Wildlife’s Capitol Hill advocates will be following up with personal meetings and calls to Senate offices, so please report on your call (or email) by filling out this short, simple form.  

There’s too much at stake to let Sen. Murkowski block decisive action to address climate change. Scientists warn that, if left unaddressed, climate change could…
  • Doom polar bears and other species to extinction;2
  • Increase the risk of catastrophic wildfires that could decimate homes and crucial wildlife habitat;3
  • Lead to sea level rise and more frequent and severe storms in some coastal areas, threatening endangered sea turtles and other wildlife as well as people.4
And that’s just the start. The shifting weather patterns and temperature changes caused by carbon pollution threaten profound and devastating changes to the natural resources and wild places that Americans rely on food, clean water, recreational opportunities and much more. 

If Sen. Murkowski gets her way, the EPA will be powerless to enforce the Clean Air Act and protect wildlife and natural resources from the impacts of climate change. While Sen. Murkowski has said she supports comprehensive climate change and clean energy legislation that caps carbon pollution, what she is proposing will strip away our ability to actually enforce pollution reduction.

Don’t let her get away with it. We need at least 80 calls or emails from California to stop her and save our polar bears:

Murkowski’s shameful ploy to protect the bottom lines of big polluters would deny our polar bears the decisive action needed to address the climate crisis. We can stop her, but we need you to pick up the phone and call your senators right now.
Marcia Lesky
For the Wild Ones,
Marcia Lesky
National Field Director
Defenders of Wildlife

P.S. Lisa Murkowski has accepted more than one million dollars in political contributions from individuals and companies who profit from oil and gas drilling and other destructive activities.5 Our polar bears only have you. Please call your senators now.
1 http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/industries.php?cycle=Career&type=C&cid=N00026050&newMem=N&recs=20#ind
2 http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/effects/eco_animals.html
3 http://www.forestry.ok.gov/study-climate-change-means-greater-risk-of-catastrophic-wildfire
4 http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/effects/eco_animals.html
5 http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/industries.php?cycle=Career&type=C&cid=N00026050&newMem=N&recs=20#ind  

Monday, January 18, 2010

Finally We Have Rain...................

 that will hopefully end the several years of drought we have had...in addition the burn area of the Station Fire and others will be getting water. Hopefully enough to nourish the earth and what remains of the roots so that the Green Ones and Tall Standing Ones will come back to life and provide shelter, food & medicine for us & our non-two legged relatives.

I for one am so very grateful that the Wakiyan (Thunder Beings)are here and gifting us with the healing rain and snow cap that we are so desperately in need of.

One of the amazing things is how many actively ignorant (stoopid) people I have come across who are bitching about the rain....many of these are the same people who complain that we have water rationing and are not allowed to water their lawns, driveways, patios, and sidewalks!

Honestly....it's like people just don't seem to equate the lack of rain with the lack of snow and the inability to go up to Big Bear or Wrightwood and go skiing & snowboarding in the winter or fishing in the summer. Not to mention: No rain/snow, no grass, no grass, no bunnies, no bunnies, then no food for the cougars & coyotes who then decide that they need to come into our backyards in search of food (our small pets) and water. The number of brain-numb people walking around clueless out there is astounding.

So then I want to say: Wakiyan, pilamiya, pilamiayelo.... Waste, wastelo, wopila!

Weather Modification

These are natural Nimbus rain clouds                       they are made from water

These are "Chem-Trail" clouds they are made by the government of mercury, barium, aluminum salts, thorium, silicon carbide, nitrogen triflouride, sulpher hexaflouride, and/or various other poisons. 
The use of Chemtrails is a very small part of weather modification among other more heinous crimes against the planet & its inhabitants.
Chemtrails are often mistaken for  "con(densation) trails" made by jets.  The difference is that "con trails" appear as a trail made by one plane and dissipate/disapear almost as quickly as they are discharged from the jet's engines.  Chemtrails on the other hand are made by as many as 5 planes at one time, making 20-50 crisscrossing lines in the sky and the chemicals remain in the air forming what appears to be rain clouds. 

One of the most amazing things I've come across is the active ignorance of the majority of the population who seem to never look up or notice the making of chemtrails!  It is really obvious just by looking at the number of planes and the patterns they make in the air.  I'm at a lack of understanding that people don't look up at the sky, that they seem to be so oblivious to that which stares them right in the face, and more so that the people I have spoken with, for the most part are so self-absorbed that they don't even care!

This is a photo of an actual weather modification station.....another method of the government's weather modification program.

For more information I have provided several links from "Google"

  1. Weather Modification, Inc. (Cloud Seeding, atmospheric research ...

    WMI conducts weather modification programs in the United States and around the world. ... In addition, we can provide complete weather radar services, ...
    www.weathermod.com/ - Cached - Similar -
    Weather Modification, Inc. (Cloud Seeding, atmospheric research ...
    WMI has integrated weather radar with today's computer technology to produce ...
    Weather Modification, Inc. (Cloud Seeding, atmospheric research ...
    Radar systems are also fully equipped with dual radio facilities so that ...
    More results from weathermod.com »
  2. Weather control - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Weather modification in warfare has been banned by the United Nations. ..... and, NOAA-funded aerosol weather modification/AESA radar weather weapons)" ...
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weather_control - 9 hours ago - Cached - Similar -
  3. Weather Modification a Long-Established, Though Secretive, Reality

    Sep 6, 2005 ... Wording of Canada-U.S. Agreement on Weather Modification. .... (a) a radar signature, impossible to explain with Newtonian physics, ...
    pesn.com/2005/09/06/9600160_Weather_Modification/ - Cached - Similar -
  4. Weather Modification Association

    The Weather Modification Association (WMA) was organized in 1950 to cultivate a better understanding of weather modification techniques, impacts, ...
    www.weathermodification.org/ - Cached - Similar -
  5. What is Weather Modification Technology?

    What is a Radar Laser Detector and how does a Radar Laser Detector work? ... Weather modification refers to willful manipulation of the climate or local ...
    www.tech-faq.com/weather-modification-technology.shtml -

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Ben Talbert: Love & Luck Revisited: an Exhibition of Erotic Art

Benny (Ben) Jack Talbert                                                  Luck and Love Revisited 

An Exhibition of Erotic (Vulgar) Art                      Robert Berman Gallery Bergamot Station               January - February 2010
Benny was my uncle and this is a showing of his work....  There is a partial exhibition of his anti-war assemblage (which was always on display in his home)  in one part of the gallery.  Unfortunately the "Ace" (the premier piece of the anti-war collection) being displayed in Utah.

But there is a second room filled with the smaller playing cards depicting totally graphic sexual scenes and several larger than life paintings of the same genre. 

The work itself is excellent, tight and has an excellent use of color and flow, but the content is vulgar and not to my taste.  The curator Hal Glicksman notes the work as "Erotic", but I have to disagree....

According to Merriam-Webster: 

Main Entry: erot·ic
Pronunciation: \i-ˈrä-tik\
Variant(s): also erot·i·cal \-ti-kəl\
Function: adjective
Etymology: Greek erōtikos, from erōt-, erōs
Date: 1651
1 : of, devoted to, or tending to arouse sexual love or desire

2 : strongly marked or affected by sexual desire
erotic noun
erot·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


/ɪˈrɒtɪk/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [i-rot-ik] Show IPA
–adjective Also, e⋅rot⋅i⋅cal.
arousing or satisfying sexual desire: an erotic dance.
of, pertaining to, or treating of sexual love; amatory: an erotic novel.
subject to or marked by strong sexual desire.
an erotic poem.
an erotic person.

1615–25; < Gk erōtikós of love, caused by love, given to love, equiv. to erōt- (s. of érōs) Eros + -ikos -ic

Related forms:
e⋅rot⋅i⋅cal⋅ly, adverb

1. sensuous, sexy, aphrodisiac, erogenous.

Although, the word relates to sexual desire...the Greek origin included "love" in the meaning...  

I believe that Ben's work had nothing to do with love, but was given to blatant male sexual desire without the least iota of love.  There was nothing amatory about these works of art. It is raw cold calculated maleness depicted in a harsh, angry, and violent manner, which can be disturbing to a sensitive palate.

Keeping that in mind, the art technique is right on top, the portrayal is just as Benny wanted it to be, so then this exhibition is a success
(albeit one that is cold and without heart) even if not to my taste.

What would have made this a better all around show would have been that Hal Glicksman had called those of us who are in ownership of Benny's other works and had displayed them as well.  This would have presented Benny as a more rounded artist rather than presenting him as the deviant fanatic he became in the years prior to his death.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Tell Congress: Affordable Health Care

The next two weeks will decide our nation's health reform! Congress returns to Washington for intense negotiations on what goes in a final health care bill.
I just sent an email to my Senators and Representative with a list of critical must-haves in a final reform bill – insurance coverage that is truly affordable; real reforms that hold insurance companies accountable to customers and taxpayers; and a Patient’s Bill of Rights that, among other things, makes sure my choice of doctors is protected, even if I change insurance plans.
Please take a minute and send your own email through Consumers Union’s website, www.PrescriptionforChange.org. These next few weeks are so important in this historic battle – help make sure our needs are put before the insurance industry’s!
Thank you!

Monday, January 11, 2010

End the Abuse

FDL Action

Sign our Petition to
President Obama:

Failure to disclose $780,000 in payments to one of the most prominent proponents of your idea of reform undermines the entire debate. Come clean on any other undisclosed use of tax dollars in health care reform.
Dear Auntie-Nanuuq - For almost the entirety of the health care debate, the Obama Administration has relied on economist Jonathan Gruber to make the public case for its idea of reform - even the most unpopular parts. But as Firedoglake revealed on Friday, the Obama Administration has failed to disclose that it paid the same economist more than $780,000.
Jonathan Gruber's work has been cited by the White House, Members of Congress, and countless media outlets, but not once did the Obama Administration disclose it was paying him more than $780,000 in tax dollars. This is a huge ethical violation that undermines the entirety of health care reform.
Sign our petition to President Obama: come clean on Jonathan Gruber and anyone else receiving public money to push health care reform.
Once we broke this scandal, The New York Times, Washington Post, Time Magazine, and other publications all said they should have disclosed Gruber's lucrative contracts if they were aware of the conflict of interest. Dozens of Members of Congress cited Gruber's work in their floor speeches. The White House pushed Gruber hundreds of times to the press and on its website.
While Gruber's ethical lapses are his own personal and professional issue, the true problem here is that the White House used Gruber and his research as a seemingly unbiased source in support of its unpopular reforms.
When Obama wanted to tax middle class health care plans, Gruber defends the tax. When Obama to force people to buy private insurance, Gruber defends individual mandate. When Obama does not want public option, Gruber says a public option is not important. When Obama needs to pretend the bill has cost controls, Gruber says it has the greatest cost controls ever.
It is simply not right for the White House to cite Gruber's analysis to illustrate the benefits of the bill they support without disclosing that Gruber is on the government payroll. A biased insider can't be an unbiased outside observer. But that's exactly the approach of the Obama Administration, to the tune of $780,000 in tax dollars.
The Obama Administation's $780,000 "buy-an-economist" scandal threatens to shake the foundation of health care reform. We need to get to the bottom of this.
Sign our petition to Obama: come clean on tax dollars used to pay any other undisclosed contracts.
We need to do health care reform right. But not telling the truth about reform won't help anyone.
Thanks so much for your support.
Jane Hamsher

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A Faerie Tale From Life

Once upon several years back….most likely 1994, a woman met a man and for her it was true heartfelt unconditional love at first sight…..but little did she know……

This woman barely 40 years of youth, long given up on love, was known as Incante Sica Winyan (Heartsick Woman)….but the reason of her name is another story for another time…..

This Winyan, was minding her own business, walking upon this here Canka Luta Waste (Good Red Road) taking care of an injured; Eagle (Adak), Hawk (Mariah), Owl (Socrates) , Turkey Vulture (Aristotle) & Arctic Fox (Sitka) and working with gourds when she met “That Man”.

“That Man” was a gourd farmer…and one afternoon while his wife was away Incante Sica Winyan went out to purchase gourds from him so that she might offer Spirit Gourd Vessels to others.

Well the two connected on many levels….as she spoke to him of who she was, he listened without judgment.  When she spoke of her beliefs, he still listened…when she spoke of her companion the Eagle…he heard her.

After paying for her gourds, That Man asked her to follow him….he took her to a ranch that was bordered by a bosque of very tall & ancient eucalyptus trees…where the turkey vultures nested.  He led her to the bosque and there upon the earth beneath the trees were very many feathers from those Turkey Vultures that lived in the bosque…which he helped her to gather and then gifted to her.

Such a gift of loving kindness brought a tear to her eye and a spark of life to her heart…as she thanked him, he hugged her…..

As they stood there looking into each others eyes she silently said: “That man, Creator. That man.  That is whom I want to love, whom I want to be with”.  But, Creator, that man has a wife, and never would I want him to divorce her because of me, not ever…so then Creator, you make that man happy and give him a good life and good relationship and find me another man as kind, loving, open hearted and generous as that man.  However, Creator, should anything ever happen and he ever become divorced, may I be there.  Thank-you, Creator”.

Well, things went right on along…Winyan & That Man met up here & there with his wife and doing business, never with more than a slight nod & a “Hello”.  Yet, there and again, while doing business, Winyan noticed strangeness between That Man & his wife, but little did Winyan think anything about it.

After another year or so (you might ask That Man for he knows the dates much better than she)…..Winyan called once again in need of gourds.  That Man answered the phone, but Winyan had little recognition of him and asked to speak to his wife.  She was informed that the wife no longer lived there and did Winyan want the wife’s new phone number, to which Winyan replied: “No, I want to purchase gourds”.  Well, That Man said: “I have gourds”.  To which Winyan replied: “is that you….(she called him by his name)”?  And, yes it was That Man. 

Winyan and That Man spoke for what seemed like hours and they agreed on a time and date to meet out where they gourds grew…..  Now Winyan was very excited to be meeting up with That Man again, for mostly she had put her dreams away and continued her life as it was laid out for her by Creator.

When the day arrived and the two met up again…for it had been many years (That Man can tell you just how many), Winyan and That Man passed away many hours talking to each other and laughing as if they had always been friends….as Winyan was ready to leave That Man said to her: “You’re the girl with the feathers” and although her heart leapt with joy and screamed “Yes! You Remember Me!” Winyan shyly replied: “Yes, I am”.

Winyan was even more surprised upon her departure when That Man grabbed hold of her and held her tightly to him…..not letting go for many minutes.  Happily with her hear open Winyan went to the Sacred Place where she thanked Creator for what she believed to be a reunion with That Man, whom she had long ago tucked away in her heart.

As time went by, Winyan and That Man would occasionally spend time together in a loving comfortable way …but after That Man’s divorce became final… he closed his heart and began to turn away from Winyan.  As they drove along the gourd patch one day he admitted to her that he had become “A Bitter Old Man”, and try as Winyan might, no matter how many prayers & tobacco offerings Winyan made, not any of her comforting words, not any amount of loving kindness that she gifted to him would ever change his bitterness.  Sadly when the time finally came to give her self over to That Man in an intimate manner, Winyan was unable to do so, for in the depths of her heart she knew that no matter how much she would love him, That Man would never be able to feel it nor would their relationship take root. 

Eventually (after eight years) of That Man carelessly playing push & pull with Winyan’s heart she knew it was time for her to move on.  So for Winyan’s 2010 New Year’s Resolution she spoke to Creator and said: “Thank-you Creator for bringing That Man into my life.  Thank-you for the love we did share, thank-you allowing me to open my heart again, heal my heart, and love unconditionally…Thank-you for allowing me to learn, compassion & empathy and how to understand a man’s pain.  But now Creator it is time for me to move on and love a man that is healthy, able, and willing to love.  A man just like That Man would be, would he be healthy, happy, & whole.  Thank-you Creator, Thank-you”

So that my good people, is the not-so love story of Incante Sica Winyan and That Man.

Mi Takuye Oyacin