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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.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The FIRST Politician

How do you know when a Politician is lying?
Their Lips Are Moving.....



New GMO Soybean Oil


''If everyone does their own thing, someone here, someone there, another one over there, we will never make it. We have to come together as One People and try to make Peace. Take care of our Mother, for our children and for the future generations, because she is suffering.''
-Anishnabe Elder William Commanda,
Peacemaker and Prophecy Keeper


Size vs. Value

Totem Within

I did not write this, I did not take the photograph, I do not own this.
It was put on my Face Book Page to "Share"...
So, I am "sharing" it here.

How to Fix Unemployment & Our Infrastructure

3rd Party Voting

Monday, January 26, 2015

Jamie Oliver Is GMO Freindly


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Why is pro-organic, UK celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver, promoting pro-GMO, Monsanto-stock-owning Bill and Melinda Gates? Oliver says in his promotional video, “I’m super excited about being able to support Bill and Melinda’s annual letter…” and how he’s spent 15 years campaigning for better food and food systems. Sure enough, people have already begun to call him out. And he’s responded on his FB page with this statement:

“Hi guys, my video message in support of Bill and Melinda Gates' letter was in response to their big bets for the next fifteen years. My big bet is that food education for all is fundamental to fixing our broken food system and feeding the world. Following my message a lot of you have shared your concerns about GMOs so I wanted to make sure you knew that my video message wasn't in support of GMOs but instead sharing my belief in food education. Sharing views, having a right noisy debate and getting to the food truth - including about GMOs - is essential to tackling the big problems we face and is at the heart of the Food Revolution. Jamie”

We agree with Jamie that “food education for all is fundamental to fixing our broken food system.” GMO Free USA has been doing that since we were founded. But Jamie then sends people to Gates’ website where there is a whole lot of propaganda about GMOs and a whole section on farming that is aimed at getting Africa to accept GMO crops and chemical agriculture. Though the Gates website talks about various potential solutions to the problems of hunger and malnutrition in Africa, it’s clear that their central simplified solution to Africa’s problem is to adopt GMO corn and chemical farming. Does Jamie Oliver agree with this, or is he being used as a Trojan Horse for unsustainable and unhealthy GM agriculture?

READ & WATCH the video: http://althealthworks.com/4927/uhoh-famous-tv-food-activist-jamie-oliver-teaming-up-with-notoriously-pro-gmo-bill-gates-foundation-with-video/

Let him know what you think:https://www.facebook.com/jamieoliver

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Fear: Louise Hay

Fear is becoming rampant on the planet. We can see it every day in the news. Fear is a lack of trust in ourselves, and because of this, we don’t trust Life. We don’t trust that we’re being taken care of on a higher level, so we feel we must control everything from the physical level. Obviously, we’re going to feel fear because we can’t control everything in our lives.
Trust is what we learn when we want to overcome our fears. It’s called “taking a leap of faith” and trusting in the Power within that’s connected to Universal Intelligence. Remember, the Power that supplies our breath is the same Power that created the Universe.
You’re one with all of Life. The more you love yourself and trust Life, the more that Life will love you, support you, and guide you. You can trust in that which is invisible, instead of trusting only in the physical, material world. I’m not saying that we do nothing, yet if we have trust, we can go through life much easier. We need to trust that we’re being taken care of, even though we’re not physically in control of everything that’s happening around us.
Fear limits our minds. People have so much fear about getting sick or becoming homeless or so many other things. Anger is fear that has become a defense mechanism. It protects us, yet it would be so much more powerful if we stop reevaluating fearful situations in our minds and love ourselves through the fear. We’re at the center of everything that happens in our lives. Every experience, every relationship, is the mirror of a mental pattern that we have inside us.
One of my favorite writers, Susan Jeffers, has a marvelous CD called Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway. In it, she states: “If everybody feels fear when approaching something totally new in life—yet so many are out there doing it despite the fear—then we must conclude that fear is not the problem.” She goes on to say that the real issue is not the fear, but how we hold the fear.
At any moment you have the opportunity of choosing love or fear. In moments of fear, I remember the sun. It’s always shining even though clouds may obscure it for a while. Like the sun, the One Infinite Power is eternally shining its light upon me, even though clouds of negative thinking may temporarily obscure it. I choose to remember the Light. And you can, too. Feel secure in the Light. When the fears come, choose to see them as passing clouds in the sky, and let them go on their way.
Affirm: I am not my fears. It is safe for me to live without guarding and defending myself all the time. When I feel afraid, I open my heart and let the love dissolve the fear.
Love is the opposite of fear. The more we’re willing to love and trust who we are, the more we attract those qualities to ourselves. When we’re on a streak of really being frightened or upset or worried or not liking ourselves, isn’t it amazing how everything goes wrong in our lives? It’s the same when we really love ourselves. Everything starts to go on a winning streak, and we get the green lights and the parking spaces. We get up in the morning and the day flows beautifully.
We need to love ourselves so that we can take care of ourselves. We have to do everything we can to strengthen our hearts, our bodies, and our minds. We must turn to the Power within, find a good spiritual connection, and really work on maintaining it.
Here are some of my favorite affirmations for releasing fears. Give them a try:
I am willing to release my fears.
I live and move in a safe and secure world.
I free myself from all destructive fears and doubts.
I accept myself and create peace in my mind and heart.
I rise above thoughts that attempt to make me angry or afraid.
I release the past with ease and trust the process of life.
I am willing to release the need for this protection.
I am now willing to see only my magnificence.
I have the power to make changes.
I am always divinely protected.
And so it is!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Ah the Possibilities

My Political Views

Ridding The World’s Oceans Of Plastic While Generating Clean Energy

Floating Seawer Skyscraper Rids The World’s Oceans Of Plastic While Generating Clean Energy

Source: www.inhabitat.com | Original Post Date: March 24, 2014 –
Seawer is a self-supported hydroelectric power station that can generate electricity using seawater at the same time that it cleans up plastic waste. The huge structure separates plastic particles and fluids, recycles seawater and releases it back into the ocean. The structure receives energy from the sun, ocean and plastics and moves slowly from one polluted area to the next. The project received an honorable mention in the 2014 eVolo Skyscraper Competition.
Millions of tons of trash enter the ocean each year and cluster in particular areas of the world’s oceans. One of the most infamous plastic debris patches is located in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, commonly referred to as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP). This piece of “plastic soup” is twice the size of Texas and contains six times more plastic than plankton biomass. Seawer skyscraper was designed to tackle this issue while generating electricity at the same time.
South Korean designer Sung Jin Cho submitted the Seawer Skyscraper project as his proposal for this year’s eVolo Skyscraper Competition. The project includes a huge drainage hole 550 meters in diameter and 300 meters in depth that would be located at the heart of the GPGP. The structure consists of five layers of baleen filters that separate plastic particles and fluids. The particles are taken to an onboard recycling plant while purified seawater is stored in a large sedimentation tank at the bottom of the structure before it is released back into the ocean.

Your Time Is Coming

Oil Spills Map: 2005-2015

Cleanup continues after Saturday's oil spill into Montana's Yellowstone River. Almost a week later, residents of Glendive, MT aren't sure when they will have clean water. It's just the latest example of the dangers of extracting, transporting, and burning fossil fuels.

Learn more about fossil fuel disasters in the U.S. with our new interactive map and timeline --> sc.org/MTSpillViz

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Monday, January 19, 2015

Activist vs Terrorist

A Secret Network of Pipelines That You Don't Know About

Andrew Breiner

While America Spars Over

Keystone XL, 

A Vast Network Of 

Pipelines Is Quietly 

Being Approved

"While America Spars Over Keystone XL, A Vast Network Of Pipelines Is Quietly Being Approved"
After countless marches, arrests, Congressional votes, 
and editorials, the five-and-a-half year battle over the 
controversial Keystone XL pipeline is nearing its end. 
If a recent ruling in Nebraska doesn’t delay the 
decision further, America could find out 
as soon as this spring whether or not the pipeline, 
which has become a focal point in America’s
 environmental movement, will be built.

But while critics and proponents of Keystone 
XL have sparred over the last few years, numerous 
pipelines — many of them slated to carry the same 
Canadian tar sands crude as Keystone — have been 
proposed, permitted, and even seen construction 
begin in the U.S. and Canada. Some rival Keystone 
XL in size and capacity; others, when linked up 
with existing and planned pipelines, would carry 
more oil than the 1,179-mile pipeline.

With the public eye turned on Keystone, some 
of these pipelines have faced little opposition. 
But it’s not just new pipelines that worry Carl 
Weimer, executive director of the Pipeline 
Safety Trust. Weimer said companies are beginning
 to revamp old pipelines by expanding their 
capacity or reversing their flow, changes that 
can be troubling if proper safety measures
 aren’t put in place.

“Some of these pipelines have been in the ground 
for 40, 50, 60 years, so they were put in the ground
 before pipelines had the latest and greatest c
oatings or before the welding was up to snuff,” 
he said. “So there’s lots of issues about how 
you verify that the pipe that’s been in the ground
 that long is really up to additional pressures.”

Weimer said that while Keystone has served as a 
distraction from these other pipelines, it’s also 
increased the public’s awareness of the dangers 
of transporting tar sands crude. But post-Keystone 
decision, he said, he’s not sure whether that 
interest will wane, or whether activists will 
pick right back up where they left off on 
Keystone and tackle other pipeline proposals.

“It could go either way,” he said. “It could be 
that people put so much energy into Keystone 
that if it gets approved it might take the wind 
out of everybody’s sails, and they’ll figure 
‘what’s the point,’ or it might be that there’s a lot 
more people that are interested and will continue 
on with all these other ones.”

America will have to wait for the White House’s 
decision on Keystone XL to find out. Meanwhile, 
here are ten other pipelines — projects that haven’t
 been waylayed by international approval 
processes or political skirmishes — 
you should know about.

Energy East


Energy East is approved, the pipeline would 
carry about 1.1 million barrels of tar sands 
crude each day — a huge capacity compared
 to Keystone XL’s 830,000 barrels per day (bpd)
 — from Saskatchewan and Alberta’s Athabasca
region to Canada’s East Coast. About two-thirds 
of the pipeline already exists, meaning a major 
part of the project will be converting that existing 
line, which carries natural gas, into a crude oil 

The pipeline has gotten some push-back in Canada,
 however. A February report from the Pembina 
Institutefound Energy East would have an even 
greater impact on the climate than Keystone XL, 
with the potential to generate 30 to 32 million 
metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions each year — 
the equivalent of adding more than seven million 
cars to the roads, and more than the 22 million 
metric tons that the think tank predicts Keystone XL
 will produce. And a March report from multiple
 Canadian environmental organizations argued 
that the benefits of Energy East to Canadian oil 
refineries had been overblown.

TransCanada filed its project description for 
the pipeline with the National Energy Board 
in early March, marking the first step in the 
pipeline’s approval process.

Line 9 Reversal And Expansion

On March 6, Canada’s National Energy Board 
approved Enbridge’s Line 9 expansion and 
reversal plan, which will allow the currently 
westward-flowing Line 9 pipeline to flow east, 
enabling it to carry 300,000 barrels of tar sands 
from Alberta to refineries in Quebec each day. 
The NEB’s approval of the plan will hold only if
 Enbridge meets 30 conditions laid out by the 
NEB relating to emergency response, public 
consultation and other safety issues. 
Enbridge has one year to meet these conditions
 and cannot begin the reversal operations until
 the conditions are met and the pipeline is inspected.

Environmentalists have decried the NEB’s 
decision to approve the project. “Enbridge’s 
Line 9 pipeline project is a recipe for disaster,”
 Adam Scott of Canada’s Environmental Defense
 said. “The 39-year-old pipeline runs directly 
through the most densely populated parts of 
Canada, threatening the health, safety and 
environment of Canadians.”

But it’s not just Canadians who are concerned
 about the pipeline. The reversal means tar sands
 will be travelling dangerously close to communities
 in New England, and the pipeline will connect at 
the end of its route to another pipeline that 
could carry the crude to Portland, Maine. 
Enbridge has denied that this is their plan, 
saying they won’t ship Line 9’s tar sands past 
the Canadian border, but New England 
residents are still worried.

“Today’s decision should energize residents of 
New England to stand up and say unequivocally: 
We do not want tar sands in our communities 
and we do not want to play any role in 
encouraging the tar sands industry to continue 
with its irresponsible and dangerous development,” 
NRDC’s Canada Project Director Danielle Droitsch
 wrote in a blog post on March 7.

Alberta Clipper Expansion


Enbridge is already in the process of increasing
 the capacity of the existing Alberta Clipper 
pipeline from 450,000 to 570,000 barrels 
per day by installing new pumps and metering 
terminals along the route. Ultimately, the 
company seeks to increase the pipeline’s 
capacity to 880,000 bpd — more than the 
capacity of Keystone XL — but approval for 
that is still in the works. The existing pipeline 
carries tar sands crude from Hardisty, Alberta 
to Superior, Wisconsin, and was shut down 
last month after a leak at a Saskatchewan pump 
station spilled about 125 barrels of oil.

The expansion project has faced some opposition. 
In January, the Sierra Club called on the State 
Department to consider the cumulative effects 
of the Alberta Clipper expansion in its review 
of the Keystone XL pipeline — but overall, Alberta Clipper hasn’t gotten the attention Keystone XL has.

“We’re very concerned this has flown under 
the public’s radar,” Peter LaFontaine, an energy 
policy advocate for the National Wildlife Federation 
told Bloomberg News in May. “The public 
doesn’t seem to have the same sort of attention
 for pipeline expansions as they do for pipeline 
construction. But we’re talking about a lot of crude.”

The State Department announced on February 14 
that the permitting process for the Alberta Clipper 
expansion would be delayed beyond the anticipated 
mid-2014 decision.

White Cliffs Twin Pipeline

On March 17, commissioners in Adams County, 
Colorado approved the construction of the 
White Cliffs Twin Pipeline, which will carry 
crude oil 527 miles from Platteville, 
Colorado to Cushing, Oklahoma. The pipeline 
will run along an existing pipeline, a twinning 
effort that will give the two pipelines a total
 capacity of about 150,000 bpd.

According to the Denver Post, most of the 
Adams County residents who showed up to
 the pipeline’s public hearing supported the project
 — all except one, who said the approval of 
the pipeline meant the county’s residents 
were “selling ourselves down the wrong road.”

Northern Gateway

If the $7.9-billion Northern Gateway pipeline 
project is approved, two pipelines will be built 
stretching about 730 miles from Bruderheim, 
Alberta to Kitimat, British Columbia. One pipeline 
will transport approximately 525,000 barrels of tar 
sands bitumen each day from Alberta to B.C. for 
export to Asian markets, while the other would 
carry around 193,000 barrels per day of condensate, 
the mix of liquid hydrocarbons that’s used to dilute 
heavy tar sands so it can be transported, 
back to Alberta.
northern gateway

In December, a Canadian review panel 
recommended that the Northern Gateway 
pipeline project be given the go-ahead by the 
federal government as long as 209 conditions 
are met (none of which address climate change 
or carbon pollution). The project has run into
 serious opposition, however, with the country’s
 First Nations tribes growing particularly vocal. 
One spokesman recently vowed that the groups
 will maintain a “wall of opposition” against the
 project. About 130 First Nations have signed
 on to the Save the Fraser declaration, which 
aims to ban all tar sands pipelines from First Nations
 territory and from the ocean migration routes 
of the Fraser River salmon. The Canadian federal
 cabinet is expected to make its final decision 
on Northern Gateway by July.

Trans Mountain Expansion Project

Kinder Morgan filed a proposal for an expansion
 of its Trans Mountain Pipeline system in
 December 2013, seeking to build another 
pipeline to carry Canadian tar sands from 
Edmonton, Alberta to the West Coast of Canada,
 near Vancouver. If approved, the pipeline would
 increase the capacity of the Trans Mountain 
pipeline system from 300,000 to 890,000 barrels 
per day.

Like the Northern Gateway, the pipeline 
has sparked substantial opposition in Canada,
 especially on the West Coast. The city of 
Vancouver has filed for intervenor status against
 the pipeline, which would allow it to make 
submissions to Canada’s National Energy Board
 and take an active role in the hearings on the
 pipeline. Native tribes in Washington and 
British Columbia have also announced 
their intent to oppose the Trans Mountain project
 as intervenors, citing their worries about the major
 environmental impacts the pipeline would have, 
especially the uptick of oil tankers in their tribal

Eastern Gulf 


If approved, the Eastern Gulf Crude Access pipeline 
would carry oil from the Bakken region and Alberta’s 
tar sands from Patoka, Illinois about 770 miles to Boyce, 
Louisiana. Like many other pipeline projects, the Eastern 
Gulf Crude Access is part construction, part restructuring —
 the proposal would re-purpose 574 miles of existing 
natural gas pipeline to carry oil, and construct 40 miles 
of new pipeline at the beginning of the line’s route, 
from Patoka to Johnsonville, Illinois.The companies 
in charge of the project — Enbridge and Energy Transfer 
Partners of Dallas, Texas — originally wanted it to 
go to St. James, Louisiana, but didn’t gain enough 
customer support to build that leg of the pipeline.

Sandpiper Pipeline

Enbridge’s Sandpiper pipeline would carry 
Bakken crude oil about 610 miles from Tioga, 
North Dakota to Superior, Wisconsin. North Dakota 
officials have heralded the pipeline, which is the largest in 
development in the state.

“This is going to add that additional pipeline capacity 
that we need going forward,” Justin Kringstad of 
North Dakota Pipeline Authority told KUMV-TV
“As we continue to rise our production levels we 
need that adequate means of transportation 
to move that crude to markets around the U.S.”

But Sandpiper still needs state and federal approval, 
and the pipeline has drawn opposition from some 
students and native tribes. Farmers and property owners 
along the pipeline route have also voiced their concerns with the pipeline.

“We limed and put manure on that this spring, and then 
we find out in July that’s exactly where they want to 
put a pipeline,” organic farmer Janaki Fisher-Merritt 
told MPR News in October. “If they go through there it just 
increases our risk too much, we won’t grow vegetables on it.”

If approved, construction on the pipeline is slated to start 
in December 2014, and officials hope the pipeline is in service by 2016

Flanagan South


Flanagan South, an Enbridge project, is already in 
the works, and once constructed will carry tar sands
 and Bakken crude 589 miles from Flanagan, Illinois 
to Cushing, Oklahoma. The pipeline, which workers
 began constructing last fall, will run alongside the 
existing Spearhead Pipeline, which carries about
173,000 barrels of Canadian oil each day. Flanagan’s 
initial capacity will be 600,000 barrels of oil from 
 by comparison, Keystone XL will be 1,179 miles 
in its entirety and have a capacity of 830,000 barrels per day.

The pipeline was approved by the Army Corps of 
Engineers using a permit called NWP 12, a tactic 
that has resulted in lawsuits from the Sierra Club, 
who say it allows the Corps to “piecemeal” the 
pipeline project into separate water crossings, making 
it easier to approve. Doug Hayes, staff attorney for the 
Sierra Club, said he thinks the NWP 12 process doesn’t
 provide citizens along the pipeline route adequate 
opportunity to voice their opinions on the pipeline, 
resulting in a dearth of public knowledge about Flanagan South.

“When we were talking to people along the pipeline route, 
many of them were surprised and shocked to learn that 
there was this major tar sands pipeline being approved 
without any public involvement whatsoever in their 
backyards,” Hayes said. “So no, there was not adequate public 
awareness of this. There still isn’t.”

Line 3 Replacement


Enbridge plans to replace a major pipeline running 
from Edmonton, Alberta to Superior, Wisconsin, an 
update that would nearly double the size of the existing 
pipeline. The existing pipeline has ruptured multiple times 
over its 46-year lifespan, and the update would replace 
the aging pipes with new steel and coating. 
Enbridge says it can complete the update without 
getting a State Department permit, even though the 
project crosses a national boundary, but 
environmentalists have taken issue with that claim.

“Like with their proposed Alberta Clipper pipeline 
expansion, Enbridge will need a new presidential permit
 for the project,” Sierra Club staff attorney Doug Hayes
 said in a statement. “And the same climate test that the president
 set for the Keystone XL pipeline will apply.”

The project is the largest in Enbridge’s history and replacing
 the 1,031 miles of pipeline is projected to cost the company $7 billion.
Andrew Breiner contributed the ThinkProgress graphics for this piece.