Tuesday, December 16, 2008

"Who Could Have Known?"

Hot News frum Big-Mouth Broad Casting; Dec. 16th, 2008
Frum my new love at Huffington Post;

See if this sounds familiar:

An ambitious and risky undertaking carried out with hubris, and featuring the weeding out of anyone who raises alarm bells, little-to-no transparency, an oversight system in which no central authority is accountable, and the deliberate manufacturing of ambiguity and complexity so that if -- when -- it all falls to pieces, the excuse "who could have known?" can be used....

Is it Iraq? Fannie Mae? Citigroup? Bernie Madoff?

The correct answer is: all of the above.

When you look at the elements that were crucial to the creation of each of these debacles, it's amazing how much in common they all have. And not just in how they began but in how they ended: with those responsible being amazed at what happened, because...who could have known? Well, to paraphrase James Inhofe, I'm amazed at the amazement.

In fact, when historians look for a name that sums up the Bush II years, they could do worse than calling them The "Who Could Have Known?" Era.

Each of the disasters listed above was entirely predictable. And, indeed, was predicted. But those who rang the alarm bells were aggressively ignored, which is why it's important that we not let those responsible get away with the "Who Could Have Known?" excuse.

Let's start with Iraq -- specifically the reconstruction of Iraq. This weekend the New York Times got its hands on the unpublished 513-page federal history of the reconstruction. It's not pretty. As the Times puts it: it was "an effort crippled before the invasion by Pentagon planners who were hostile to the idea of rebuilding a foreign country, and then molded into a $100 billion failure by bureaucratic turf wars, spiraling violence and ignorance of the basic elements of Iraqi society and infrastructure." As a result, almost six years and $117 billion later, many essential services are only now reaching pre-war levels.

The report quotes Colin Powell on how the Pentagon, to cover up its failures, "kept inventing numbers of Iraqi security forces [that had reached readiness] -- the number would jump 20,000 a week! 'We now have 80,000, we now have 100,000, we now have 120,000.' "

Hmm, making up numbers to realize a short-term gain, but which end up making the inevitable long-term reckoning much worse? Sounds a lot like what was happening at Citigroup at around the same time.

In late 2002, Charles Prince was put in charge of the company's corporate and investment bank. The banking giant was already knee deep in toxic paper and aggressively looking the other way.

He was so successful at averting his eyes that when, five years later, as Wall Street began to feel the initial shocks of the mortgage meltdown, he was told that the bank owned $43 billion in mortgage-related assets -- it was the first he'd heard of it. Isn't that something he should have known? Or did he prefer not knowing?

Prince had plenty of help ignoring the obvious, particularly from Robert Rubin. According to a former Citigroup executive quoted in the long New York Times analysis of Citi's downfall, despite ascending to the top of the Citi food chain, Prince "didn't know a C.D.O. from a grocery list, so he looked for someone for advice and support. That person was Rubin."

When it all came tumbling down, both Rubin and Prince portrayed themselves as helpless victims of circumstance, because...Who Could Have Known?

"I've thought a lot about that," Rubin said when asked if he made mistakes at Citigroup. "I honestly don't know. In hindsight, there are a lot of things we'd do differently. But in the context of the facts as I knew them and my role, I'm inclined to think probably not."

What he means, of course, is the facts as he chose to know them.

Prince's head is even higher in the clouds: "Anything," he said, "based on human endeavor and certainly any business that involves risk-taking, you're going to have problems from time to time."

Sounds like he's reading from the same damage control playbook as former Fannie Mae CEO Franklin Raines. According to Raines, he can't be blamed for what happened at Fannie Mae because mortgage stuff is so, well, complicated. In fact, he can't even understand his own mortgage: "I know I can't and I've tried," Raines told a House committee last week. "To this day, I don't know what it said... It's impossible for the average person to understand" mortgage terms such as negative amortization. In other words, Who Could Have Known?

Committee chair Henry Waxman wasn't buying it: "These documents make clear that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac knew what they were doing. Their own risk managers raised warning after warning about the dangers of investing heavily in the subprime and alternative mortgage markets."

Ignoring warning after warning is an essential element of the "Who Could Have Known?" excuse, as are rewriting history and shamelessly disregarding the foresight shown by those who sounded the alarm bells.

We're seeing the same ingredients in the Madoff affair. "We have worked with Madoff for nearly 20 years," said Jeffrey Tucker, a former federal regulator and the head of an investment firm facing losses of $7.5 billion. "We had no indication that we...were the victims of such a highly sophisticated, massive fraudulent scheme." It's a sentiment echoed by Arthur Levitt, the former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission: "I've known [Madoff] for nearly 35 years, and I'm absolutely astonished."

Who Could Have Known?

Well, Harry Markopoulos, for one. In 1999, after researching Madoff's methods, Markopolos wrote a letter to the SEC saying, "Madoff Securities is the world's largest Ponzi Scheme." He pursued his claims with the feds for the next nine years, with little result.

Jim Vos, another investment adviser who had examined Madoff's firm, says: "There's no smoking gun, but if you added it all up you wonder why people either did not get it or chose to ignore the red flags."

The answer comes from Vos's cohort Jake Walthour Jr., who told HuffPost blogger Vicky Ward: "In a bull market no one bothers to ask how the returns are met, they just like the returns."

Hasn't the "Who Could Have Known?" excuse been exposed as a sham enough times to render it obsolete?

Apparently not. Here come the Bush Legacy Project's revisionists expecting us to believe that everyone thought Saddam had WMD -- even though many were on record saying he didn't.

In the wake of 9/11, Condi Rice assured us nobody "could have predicted" that someone "would try to use an airplane as a missile." Except, of course, the government report that in 1999 said, "Suicide bomber(s) belonging to al Qaeda's Martyrdom Battalion could crash-land an aircraft packed with high explosives (C-4 and semtex) into the Pentagon, the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), or the White House."

After Katrina, the White House read from the "Who Could Have Known?" hymnal: No one could have predicted that the storm would be a Category 5, and that this could result in the levees being breached. We now know, of course, that plenty of people knew that the levees could be breached and said so before the storm hit.

Then there is Alan Greenspan, who, looking back in October of this year on the makings of the financial crisis he helped create (I mean, that just happened to come out of nowhere) delivered this "Who Could Have Known?" classic: "If all those extraordinarily capable people were unable to foresee the development of this critical problem...we have to ask ourselves: Why is that? And the answer is that we're not smart enough as people. We just cannot see events that far in advance."

The only problem is, many people did see events that far in advance.

Unlike Greenspan, I don't believe the problem is that we are "not smart enough as people." As we've seen time after time, smart enough people are all too willing to ignore facts they don't like. Or, even worse, they construct oversight systems designed to be ineffective -- and unable to provide to those in power information they don't really want to know.

Much has been made of the smartness of Obama's new team. But I'm hoping that their defining characteristic won't be their IQs but their willingness to confront reality and take responsibility for their decisions.

It's time to say goodbye to the "Who Could Have Known?" era. It's time to know things again. And to know that you know them.

HuffPost Action Alert:

For Small Business Owners: Please read Tim Berry's latest post and take this HuffPost survey about how the recession is affecting your business.

For Everyone: Check out Jesse Kornbluth's terrific post on what we can all do the week after Christmas to "jump start the Obama years" by helping those who are struggling during these hard economic times.


Sunday, December 7, 2008

Note to Myself / Article Idea / Meat Eating Me

Confessions of a MeatEater
The Evolution of Me

How do I reconcile my love of animals with my meat-eating habit?

I dont. I struggle with it all the time.

Reasonings and/or Questions: If you had to kill the animal youself to satisfy your habit, would you be able to do it?

My ans: a definate NO

Everytime I am tempted by the urge to eat meat, I immediately am overwhemled with a distinct feeling of self-loathing, well, er, ah., even moreso than usual, I mean.


2 B Continued (I hope)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Miami Activist Moves Poor People in Foreclosed Homes

Miami activist moves people into foreclosed houses

Associated Press Writer

MIAMI (AP) -- Max Rameau delivers his sales pitch like a pro. "All tile floor!" he says during a recent showing. "And the living room, wow! It has great blinds."

But in nearly every other respect, he is unlike any real estate agent you've ever met. He is unshaven, drives a beat-up car and wears grungy cut-off sweat pants. He also breaks into the homes he shows. And his clients don't have a dime for a down payment.

Rameau is an activist who has been executing a bailout plan of his own around Miami's empty streets: He is helping homeless people illegally move into foreclosed homes.

"We're matching homeless people with people-less homes," he said with a grin.

Rameau and a group of like-minded advocates formed Take Back the Land, which also helps the new "tenants" with secondhand furniture, cleaning supplies and yard upkeep. So far, he has moved six families into foreclosed homes and has nine on a waiting list.

"I think everyone deserves a home," said Rameau, who said he takes no money from his work with the homeless. "Homeless people across the country are squatting in empty homes. The question is: Is this going to be done out of desperation or with direction?"

With the housing market collapsing, squatting in foreclosed homes is believed to be on the rise around the country. But squatters usually move in on their own, at night, when no one is watching. Rarely is the phenomenon as organized as Rameau's effort to "liberate" foreclosed homes.

Florida - especially the Miami area, with its once-booming condo market - is one of the hardest-hit states in the housing crisis, largely because of overbuilding and speculation. In September, Florida had the nation's second-highest foreclosure rate, with one out of every 178 homes in default, according to Realty Trac, an online marketer of foreclosed properties. Only Nevada's rate was higher.

Like other cities, Miami is trying to ease the problem. Officials launched a foreclosure-prevention program to help homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage, with loans of up to $7,500 per household.

The city also recently passed an ordinance requiring owners of abandoned homes - whether an individual or bank - to register those properties with the city so police can better monitor them.

Elsewhere around the country, advocates in Cleveland are working with the city to allow homeless people to legally move into and repair empty, dilapidated houses. In Atlanta, some property owners pay homeless people to live in abandoned homes as a security measure.

In early November, Rameau drove a woman and her 18-month old daughter to a ranch home on a quiet street lined with swaying tropical foliage. Marie Nadine Pierre, 39, has been sleeping at a shelter with her toddler. She said she had been homeless off and on for a year, after losing various jobs and getting evicted from several apartments.

"My heart is heavy. I've lived in a lot of different shelters, a lot of bad situations," Pierre said. "In my own home, I'm free. I'm a human being now."

Rameau chose the house for Pierre, in part, because he knew its history. A man had bought the home in the city's predominantly Haitian neighborhood in 2006 for $430,000, then rented it to Rameau's friends. Those friends were evicted in October because the homeowner had stopped paying his mortgage and the property went into foreclosure.

Rameau, who makes his living as a computer consultant, said he is doing the owner a favor. Before Pierre moved in, someone stole the air conditioning unit from the backyard, and it was only a matter of time before thieves took the copper pipes and wiring, he said.

"Within a couple of months, this place would be stripped and drug dealers would be living here," he said, carrying a giant plastic garbage bag filled with Pierre's clothes into the home.

He said he is not scared of getting arrested.

"There's a real need here, and there's a disconnect between the need and the law," he said. "Being arrested is just one of the potential factors in doing this."

Miami spokeswoman Kelly Penton said city officials did not know Rameau was moving homeless into empty buildings - but they are also not stopping him.

"There are no actions on the city's part to stop this," she said in an e-mail. "It is important to note that if people trespass into private property, it is up to the property owner to take action to remove those individuals."

Pierre herself could be charged with trespassing, vandalism or breaking and entering. Rameau assured her he has lawyers who will represent her free.

Two weeks after Pierre moved in, she came home to find the locks had been changed, probably by the property's manager. Everything inside - her food, clothes and family photos - was gone.

But late last month, with Rameau's help, she got back inside and has put Christmas decorations on the front door.

So far, police have not gotten involved.

Click on title for article;

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Candince Gingrich to Brother Newt

Another "compromised" famil relationship?

Dear Newt,

I recently had the displeasure of watching you bash the protestors of the Prop 8 marriage ban to Bill O'Reilly on FOX News. I must say, after years of watching you build your career by stirring up the fears and prejudices of the far right, I feel compelled to use the words of your idol, Ronald Reagan, "There you go, again."

However, I realize that you may have been a little preoccupied lately with planning your resurrection as the savior of your party, so I thought I would fill you in on a few important developments you might have overlooked.

The truth is that you're living in a world that no longer exists. I, along with millions of Americans, clearly see the world the way it as -- and we embrace what it can be. You, on the other hand, seem incapable of looking for new ideas or moving beyond what worked in the past.

Welcome to the 21st century, big bro. I can understand why you're so afraid of the energy that has been unleashed after gay and lesbian couples had their rights stripped away from them by a hateful campaign. I can see why you're sounding the alarm against the activists who use all the latest tech tools to build these rallies from the ground up in cities across the country.

This unstoppable progress has at its core a group we at HRC call Generation Equality. They are the most supportive of full LGBT equality than any American generation ever -- and when it comes to the politics of division, well, they don't roll that way. 18-24 year olds voted overwhelmingly against Prop 8 and overwhelmingly for Barack Obama. And the numbers of young progressive voters will only continue to grow. According to the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning, about 23 million 18-29 year olds voted on Nov. 4, 2008 -- the most young voters ever to cast a ballot in a presidential election. That's an increase of 3 million more voters compared to 2004.

These are the same people who helped elect Barack Obama and sent a decisive message to your party. These young people are the future and their energy will continue to drive our country forward. Even older Americans are turning their backs on the politics of fear and demagoguery that you and your cronies have perfected over the years.

This is a movement of the people that you most fear. It's a movement of progress -- and your words on FOX News only show how truly desperate you are to maintain control of a world that is changing before your very eyes.

Then again, we've seen these tactics before. We know how much the right likes to play political and cultural hardball, and then turn around and accuse us of lashing out first. You give a pass to a religious group -- one that looks down upon minorities and women -- when they use their money and membership roles to roll back the rights of others, and then you label us "fascists" when we fight back. You belittle the relationships of gay and lesbian couples, and yet somehow neglect to explain who anointed you the protector of "traditional" marriage. And, of course, you've also mastered taking the foolish actions of a few people and then indicting an entire population based on those mistakes. I fail to see how any of these patterns coincide with the values of "historic Christianity" you claim to champion.

Again, nothing new here. This is just more of the blatant hypocrisy we're used to hearing.

What really worries me is that you are always willing to use LGBT Americans as political weapons to further your ambitions. That's really so '90s, Newt. In this day and age, it's embarrassing to watch you talk like that. You should be more afraid of the new political climate in America, because, there is no place for you in it.

In other words, stop being a hater, big bro.


Friday, November 28, 2008

How I Spent the Morning All 4 Naught?

Now that I am all powered up again, I have just got to tell you what has just now happened to me while working hard away at this ole 'puter of mine. I spent the last couple of hours working at updating my on-line "EZWayBay" Tack & More Store, adding new stuff and also figuring that I would jump on the exploitation & commercicalization of christmas bandwagon this year and re-dress the window of the store to decorate it in the seasons traditional colors of greens, reds and blues. I was working on the text, carefully and meticously outlining and highlighting each individual letter, changing the colors from black to alternating greens & reds, i.e; one green letter, then one red, then green, then red again, and so on. After about a half an hour to forty-five minutes of working away at this tedious task, when I was nearly to the end of the page and almost completed, ..all of a sudden the power went out and everything shut down. It was back on in an instant, but I am not sure because I havent even checked yet, Im afraid I may have lost all my changes. What a distressing thought of having wasted all that precious time! I am hoping against hope that my ole 'puter may have caught them on automatic save, for I dont know if I feel like going all through that again. I am afraid to look but will go there now and see whats what and get back to you with the story and a link to the store, in case you all may wanna buy somethin from me and help out with all my good causes! Do you hear that famb-o-lee? Wish me luck!

Update: Here I am back again with a good report. All I can say is thank the techno-gods for auto-save! Click on title above to go to my newly decorated store and just SHOP BABY SHOP, SHOP HERE SHOP NOW! Its the Bush-way patriotic thing to do!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Ted Williams Dosent Get His Wish: Terms of Will Thwarted

Help Us Free Ted Williams From His Frozen Fate Tuesday, 4:54 AM

On July 5th 2002 at the age of 83, Ted Williams was pronounced dead as a result of heart failure. His body was secretly taken by private jet to Alcor in Scottsdale, Arizona where his head was decapitated from his body and than placed (both head and body) into liquid nitrogen. Ted Williams' eldest daughter, Bobby-Jo Williams Ferrell fought against the process, saying that her dad had requested in his 1996 Will to be cremated and his ashes scattered off the Florida coast.

Currently, the greatest baseball player who ever lived, as well as a true American war hero, is being held captive and frozen in two separate metal devices at a cryonics laboratory in Scottsdale, Arizona. As you will learn, this disposition was not in his formal Last Will and Testament of December 1996, nor did he ever contract for such treatment. In short, Ted Williams' LAST WISH has been desecrated.

Please go to my petition to learn more and to support this cause.

Click on title above to see and sign petition;


Friday, October 24, 2008

Another Troy, Rensselaer Co., NY Distinction: The Martiniz Fragging Case

The first Iraq war fraggin case getting ready to go to trial (at last),
and the guy happens to be from my home town!

Way to go Troy,Rensselaer Co., NY!

Click on title above for full story.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Rensselaer Co. Ballott Boo Boo Makes Colbert Report

Story by IRENE JAY LIU, Capitol bureau
Last updated: 1:04 p.m., Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Stephen Colbert gave a shout-out and a "wag of the finger" to Rensselaer County on Tuesday night's episode of "The Colbert Report" on Comedy Central.

As we reported on Friday, Board of Elections officials sent out absentee ballots to around 300 voters with the misspelled name "Barack Osama" on the Democratic line.

The story was picked up by the national press, but you know you've made a serious flub when you get a finger in your face from the bespectacled king of late-night political satire.

Click title above for article and "Capital Confidential" link to video-clip.

"The Troy Incident" Inspires a New Group

On April 27, 1953, at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, Professor Herbert Clark and his students entered a metal shack that served as a laboratory for their radiochemistry class. All the Geiger counters were registering radiation many times the normal rate. The students carried the radiation measuring devices to areas on campus noting the high readings. Assuming the previous night's heavy rains had washed some atmospheric radiation onto the campus, Dr. Clark contacted John Harley, an associate at the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission's Health and Safety office in New York City. Dr. Clark summarized the details of campus measurements from his class. Gamma radiation on the ground was ten to five hundred times normal; beta ray radiation was even higher and hot spots of even higher readings were found in rainspouts and puddles.

Later that day, Dr. Clark learned there had been an atomic bomb test conducted by the AEC in the Nevada desert two days earlier. The mushroom cloud had reached 40,000 feet into the atmosphere then drifted 2,300 miles across the United States in a northeasterly direction. It passed over Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania before being caught up in a storm that dropped rain on upstate New York, southern Vermont and parts of Massachusetts.

Dr. Clark's students took their geiger counters on the road and began measuring the radioactivity on the ground, roof shingles and vegetation wherever they stopped in Albany, Saratoga Springs, and Schenectady, New York. Typical readings were twenty to one hundred times higher than normal. This has become known as "the Troy incident."

Click on title above to go to new group created to address this issue.

Friday, October 17, 2008

APE Activist Goes APE for Husband in Court

Remind me to write a little later on about how it went for us in in court today, again with the thieving partners thing. It will be a story of lying lawyers, judges and deceptive judicial practices. We are being "bantied about" from court to court like a ping-pong ball cause no one wants to do their job and get down to the business of meteing out justice. It seems to be all about money (what else) and a quick dispostion...we are caught up in the modern day "conveyor-belt" system of justice. There is none to be had here really at all.

While I gocha here, click onto the title above to see our new "Go Ape" site.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

A Reminder to Myself

Welcome Fall!

Three Things I must Do this Winter;

1. Work on the Qarr v. Neer case to have it to them by Christmas 08

2. File the papers to contest my mothers will (only insofar as to require a proper internment of her and my fathers earthly remains (ashes)

3. Work on the proposed amendments to the Farm Bill and the Economic Stimulus Act to have them ready for submission to the 111th Congressional Session

...starting right now

UPDATE: April 15, 2009 6 months later;

Well, scratch #1 for now (more important things have come up)
Still working on #2 & 3

Monday, September 29, 2008

Credit: A Necessary Evil?

My grandfather, God Bless him and may he rest in peace, paid cold hard cash for anything he ever bought in life. He paid cash for his cars. He paid cash for every house he ever purchased. His philosophy was simple. If you couldnt pay cash you couldnt afford it. Back in his day, if you didnt have the money for something, you learned to go without, to "make do," with what you had, and,.. you learned to survive. Nobody liked to have to ask for anything, let alone to borrow money. It was like admitting that you are a failure. If word got out around the neighborhood that someone was looking for a loan at the bank, the people would say, "Poor Mr so-and-so, he must not be doing well." In my grandfathers time, it was an embarassment to have to ask for anything. The measure of man was judged upon how well he could provide for himself and his family on his own, so you can imagine what a humbling experience it would have been to have to go "a'beggin'" for a loan. How far we have come from those days!

Today, everybody is asking for everything that they cannot really afford, houses, news cars, flat-screen TV's, computers, IPods, stereo systems and other electronices, designer clothes, etc. We are a society based on CONSUMPTION:

(Cut & paste the link below into your web browser to see "Consumption" vid;)


and our whole banking system and economy operates on the continual issuance of credit & debt. There is no such thing as "real money" anymore and there hasent been for a long long time. There is nothing behind our money to back up its value, nothing but the "promices" of the issuer. Our money today is just printed or struck creations of new debt represented by little pieces of paper and medal coins:

(Cut & paste the link below into your web browser to see the "Money Matters" page of the New American Revolutionaries website;)


It was Thomas Jefferson who first warned us of reliance on banking,paper money & credit;

(Copy & paste this link to learn more about Jeffersons warning;)


"Neither a borrower nor lender be."

*Go Gold

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Leashing the Dogs

Well we got a big enough back yard alright, that is for the two little Lasha Apso dogs in our care. They have plently of room to run back there, but the problem is, they rarely ever do! I let them out to enjoy the sun and have a romp around, but all they seem to want to do is "their business" and then ask to come right back in. Sooo, I got the idea the other day to take them for a ride way out in the country somewhere, where it would be safe to let them have a real run. I was looking for someplace enclosed and away from the highways, where I wouldnt have to worry about them running into danger or if I called them and they wouldnt come.

I drove around for about 45 minutes til I came to a quiet cemetary well off from the main highway and was also well fenced. I was sure I had found the perfect place! I pulled in to see it was quite large and meticlously kept. I drove to the back towards a wooded section but as I was gettin ready to pull over and let the dogs out, I noticed "Dogs Must Be On Leashes" signs all over the place. Drat! I thought. That does it, we're going home! And then I had a second thought,......

I pulled the car over neath the shade of the trees, then got out and went round back of the car and opened up the hatchback to where the two dogs were anxiously waiting to go out for their romp. Good thing I bought leashes cause I most certainly didnt plan on using them this day, but thought to bring them along anyways, just in case. I attached the leashes to each dogs collar, a pink leash for "Emma" to match her pink collar and a blue leash for "George" to match his blue one. Then I ordered them out of the car, which they happily obliged. Then I told them,.. ""go on," "get," and "run," repeating it enthusiastically over and over for them to "go on, until that is just what they did. They commenced running and romping far and wide, stopping occasionally to sniff the new smells in the air and grasses, then running and going round and round again, in circles large and small. What fun they were having chasing eachother, .....and any squirrels, birds, chimpmunks or anything else that happened to catch their eyes. How cute they both looked running like crazy, two little white spots chasing eachother about on the bright green grass, running to beat the band,.... and dragging their colorful hot pink & powder blue leashes behind them! I figgered, what the heck,....what can anyone say? The dogs are, after all "on leashes." lol It is good to obey the laws, when practical.

Monday, July 28, 2008

A Transformation

Of late, it has come down to this for me,....the only people I can abide for any length of time are other people like myself who cant stand people. The more I get to know "regular" people, the more I am convinced people, in general, SUCK. It is no wonder we of compassionate hearts turn our sympathies, indeed, all of our energies, into helping the innocent, voiceless animals. They are 1,000.000 times more appreciative than any human could even imagine to be, same as they are forgiving of our own indiscretions inflicted upon or towards them,... and will remain loyal to you for life as they know no other love but unconditinal love. If you can find ONE human in your life time to stack up to these "animal capabilities,".....hold onto them and revere them, for they are a rare "human-kind."

Thursday, February 7, 2008


That I have not forgotten you, Dear Diary, just been very busy with many other things lately, of which I will fill you in later. Just dropped n to say hello for now. Talk more soon.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


After viewing this video today, I fear I have to re-think my religious philosophies; I may be left with nothing to believe in except for myself, the sun, the earth, the moon & stars and the "natural order" of things; view this astounding vid and see what you think for yourself: