Someone is looking at whatever you do, so always present your most charming you ~ FlyingSnail graphic by C. Spangler ~ Open Flying Snail Views in new tab or window
During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. ~ George Orwell

Throughout America's adventure in free government, our basic purposes have been to keep the peace; to foster progress in human achievement, and to enhance liberty, dignity and integrity among people and among nations. To strive for less would be unworthy of a free and religious people. Any failure traceable to arrogance, or our lack of comprehension or readiness to sacrifice would inflict upon us grievous hurt both at home and abroad. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower


Beethoven’s 5 Secrets ~ OneRepublic ( Cello Cover) ~ ThePianoGuys via mzeyimateos

Nobody for President ~ NONE of the ABOVE should be a choice on voter ballots ~ Treason

TREASON?
U.S.in trouble?
Why Are Politicians, RNC & DNC
trying to destroy America?

Boptime w/Even Steven Leech

Even Steven's Boptime

Boptime begins at 6am (EST) Saturday morning with a batch of oldies back to back to back. At 7am (EST) we’ll hear the smoother side of Rockabilly with Michael Ace on Rockabilly Ridge. At 8am (EST) we bop back to this day in 1958. Elvis was in the Army and Little Richard abdicated to Bible school, but their records were still being spun when some of the best late 50s rock & roll was being made. At 9am (EST) Steve Ferris joins us for his Dream Hour. ~ Steve

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Dahbud Mensch ~ Stuck in the middle with WHO? ~ An impeachment primer

Your retardation is disadvantageous. I propound you all vamoose with great importunity.
The Thesaurus
Oh crap! It's a Thesaurus.

3-Minute Civics:
An impeachment primer

by TRACY HAHN-BURKETT for the Concord Monitor, Published: 10/20/2019 7:30:08 AM, Article Source

The term “impeachment” is in the news daily these days, and it’s not going away anytime soon. But what does that term really mean? Who is eligible to be impeached, and on what grounds? What are the rules? Who decides? What are the consequences of being impeached? And where is this all spelled out, anyway? 

Let’s cover the basics – or at least lay enough of a foundation in 800 or so words to understand the news stories in the days ahead.

The term “impeachment” has become shorthand for what is actually a two-step process. It’s a political remedy – not a criminal one – established in the Constitution to remove from office certain senior officials of the United States government who have committed improper acts.

With me so far? Let’s get into some details.

Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution says: “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

Who are we talking about? Only 19 people have been impeached in the history of our country. Two were presidents – Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998 – and most of the others were judges. (President Richard Nixon resigned in 1974 to avoid impending impeachment.) Because the news these days is focusing on a president, let’s keep the conversation simple and stick with that.

But I remember history class (and actual history), and Presidents Johnson and Clinton weren’t kicked out of office. You’re correct. That’s because they were impeached, but not convicted. Keep reading.

How does impeachment work? The (very broad) outlines for impeachment are set forth in Article I, Sections 2 and 3 of the Constitution. Impeachment proceedings take place in the House of Representatives. There is no clearly proscribed manner or time frame in which this needs to take place. Generally, one or more House committees conducts an inquiry to determine if there is sufficient evidence to bring articles of impeachment to the full House for a vote. 

If the evidence is deemed sufficient, the articles of impeachment make their way to the House floor, and if the House votes in favor of one or more articles by a majority vote, the president is impeached.

But impeachment is really just stage one. Impeachment functions much like an indictment, and an impeached official still holds his or her office. After a successful impeachment vote, Article I, Section 3 of the Constitution says that trials for impeached officials take place in the Senate. A team of House members acts as prosecutors, and the impeached official, as the defendant, is represented by legal counsel. 

The chief justice of the United States presides while the Senate acts as the jury; the prosecutors present evidence, the defense can cross-examine and present its own case.

What was that you said about an “inquiry?” This is one of the undefined aspects of impeachment. In the Nixon and Clinton cases, the full House voted to refer the impeachment matter to the House Judiciary Committee for investigation or “inquiry.” In Nixon’s case, that committee conducted its own investigation before drafting impeachment articles, while the committee decided to rely on a special prosecutor’s investigation in the Clinton matter. 

There are no set rules setting forth how the House has to go about the impeachment process. In reality, the party holding the majority will be able to make this determination.

What can a president be impeached for? I get bribery and treason, but what exactly does “high Crimes and Misdemeanors” mean? The first thing to note is that articles of impeachment don’t have to consist of actual crimes. Impeachment is a political process, not a criminal one, and Congress has wide latitude to determine what constitutes a political offense. 

We and Congress can look to Alexander Hamilton in Federalist Paper 65 for guidance, in which he referred to: “Those offenses which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or, in other words, from the abuse or violation of some public trust … they relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to the society itself.”

Impeachable offenses have generally been interpreted to mean violations of one’s oath of office or other serious abuses of power that may or may not have been actual crimes under law. Or, put another way, they are what Congress says they are.

What are the consequences of impeachment? At the end of the trial, the jury votes. If two-thirds of the senators vote for conviction, the president is removed from office and the vice president becomes president. Note that if any of the impeachable offenses involved actual criminal behavior, charges would need to be prosecuted as separate proceedings in the criminal justice system in order for any criminal penalties to be applied.

In summary, impeachment is a constitutional, political process. In may involve actual criminal activity, but it may not. 

The Founders included impeachment in the Constitution as a safety valve they hoped would be needed and used rarely but wisely. Understanding what impeachment is and isn’t – as well as how it works – will help everyone in the days and months ahead. [Source]

U.S.in trouble?

Nobody for President ~ NONE of the ABOVE should be a choice on voter ballots ~ Campaign Manager Comments

Nobody for President Bus ~ Photo/Graphic: C Spangler

by C. Spangler

During 1975 I was working on some statistic (computer) programs and accidentally ran across numbers showing fifty percent (50%) of 'the people' who could vote, were not registered, or showing up at the polls. In other words, plain and simple, APATHY was at hand!

Simultaneously, I was growing tired of all political arguments; especially "voting for lesser of evils," decided to come up with an alternative, and here is the result...

The least expensive, most effective way to implement political change was eliminate the office of president and let Congress run the country _or_ include NONE of the ABOVE as a valid choice on voter ballots.

On December 8, 1975 I discussed these statistics with Wavy Gravy and he replied, "You mean Nobody is winning Presidential elections?"

That question became a spark that ignited the Birthday Party's Nobody for President campaign.

The "Birthday Party" decided to support an easy, cost-effective, way to restore political balance:

None of the Above
should be a choice on voter ballots.


Distant Relatives [Patience] via nabil elderkin

Unfortunately, a jaded two party system rejects this simple fix because Nobody has all the answers and believes: if a majority of citizens voted for None of the Above, rather than lesser of evils, voters would have to find someone competent to lead them !!! The media said, "Nobody could argue with that logic."

(1) Put "None of the Above" on voter ballots.

(2) Change requirements for President:

(a) Extremely hard civil service exam.
(b) Top scores compete in Prezolympics.
(c) Top 10 winners become candidates.
(d) Election winner becomes President.
(e) Gets device implanted in brain that explodes if a lie is told.

(3) Hire a Ribbon Cutter for President.

(a) Saved money pays off national debt.

(4) Declare election day a holiday.

(a) Voting receipt required for pay.

(5) Tie election participation to jury duty.

(a) Those who don't vote go on jury rolls.

Nobody for President by Gilbert Shelton

Nobody always tells the truth, brought peace to our time, lowered taxes, balanced the budget, fed the hungry & destitute, established a corporate death penalty, created free health care, ordered Congress & Senate to use same health benefits as "The People," reminded everybody Jesus said, "Love one another" (NOT murder or maim), and ...bakes apple pie better than Mom!


Robin Trower - Bridge of Sighs - BBC 1974 HD via Klaus

Boptime w/Even Steven Leech

Even Steven's Boptime

Boptime begins at 6am (EST) Saturday morning on 91.3fm WVUD and www.WVUD.org with a batch of oldies back to back to back. At 7am (EST) on The Legends of Wilmington Jazz we’ll hear selections from Clifford Brown and Betty Roché from the early 1950s. At 8am (EST) we meet on Clifford’s Corner with co-host Kitty Mayo and Larry Williams to play some choice sides and rare R&B, some favorites, some guilty pleasures, a little musical history, and some lively chatter. ~ Steve

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Karl Cohen ~ Association International du Film d'Animation SF Newsletter

ASIFA-SF Newsletter

ASIFA-SF November 2019 Newsletter [PDF Format]

“WHY SURREALISM MATTERS TO ANIMATORS” 

by Karl Cohen ~ EatDrinkFilms Source

For over a quarter of a century I’ve been asking my cinema students on the first day of class “what is surrealism and why is it important to animators?”   Even though most are cinema majors, I generally ask that question again before a brave student will risk raising a hand.  Often the first answers deal with vague thoughts about dreams and nightmares.  Eventuality the discussion leads them to realize surrealism comes from our creative imaginations and that for over a hundred years it has provided a good deal of the imagery for films.

The heavily illustrated article in loaded with links to amazing surreal films. I hope you enjoy exploring it at: https://eatdrinkfilms.com/

ALSO My almost monthly column Cohen’s Animation Corner is posted at http://cinesourcemagazine.com/ along with other recent articles I’ve written (on Where is My Roy Cohn, etc.)

The Cult of TIPS and Convicted Felon PG&E

Why do Politicians & State Officials listen to
PG&E; remembering Charles Manson
Comparing Charlie and Melania's Spouse
was a Convicted Felon/Murderer too!

Does that make PG&E Investors an
Accessory to Murder?
PG&E shares surge 40% on report regulator
wants to avoid bankruptcy from wildfire

2010 San Bruno fire
PG&E 2010 San Bruno pipeline explosion via Wikipedia ~ II Corinthians, 11:13-15

Myths of Mass Deception: Thanksgiving Is A Celebration of Genocide

Myths of Mass Deception

Cree Prophecy

Only after the last tree has been cut down,

Only after the last river has been poisoned,

Only after the last fish has been caught,

Only then will you find money cannot be eaten.

Thanks-givin

Boptime w/Even Steven Leech

Even Steven's Boptime

Boptime begins at 6am (EDT) Saturday morning with a batch of oldies back to back to back. At 7am (EDT) on Rockabilly Ridge with Michael Ace the tunes are just right for your sweet tooth. At 8am (EDT) it’s the Morrie Sims Show followed by the Delaware Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame when we’ll play some selections from two Delaware bands from the 1970s, Snakegrinder and Television. And if there’s time, maybe a surprise selection. At 9am (EDT) on the Club Baby Grand, you’ll hear some of the earliest recordings from Betty Roché, Clifford Brown, Lem Winchester, and Gerald Price. And again, if there’s time, maybe a surprise selection. ~ Steve

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We will bury you! ~ Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev

We will take America without firing a shot. We do not have to invade the US. We will destroy you from within.” Nikita Khrushchev, Russian, 11/18/1956, First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1953 to 1964

The Original Complete List Of The
45 Declared Goals
For The Communist Takeover Of America

1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.

2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.

3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.

5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.

6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.

7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.

8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev's promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.

9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.

10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.

11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)

12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.

13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.

14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.

15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

18. Gain control of all student newspapers.

19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.

21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms."

23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art."

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press.

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a "religious crutch."

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state."

29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the "common man."

31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the "big picture." Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture--education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.

34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.

36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.

37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].

39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use ["]united force["] to solve economic, political or social problems.

43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.

44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.

45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike.


Manifestoon via jessedrew

Make America Communist

Dahbud Mensch ~ Stuck in the middle with WHO ? ~ Melania's spouse orders truth to be fired?

Truth Will Not Set Me Free

Your President via ausernameitis
Your President via ausernameitis ~ Reddit Source

Hey, Republicans. Your guy is a fucking stupid dipshit moron traitor asshole. via TheBigPhilbowski

No Trump in America has ever served in the military; this spans 5 generations, and every branch of the family tree. In fact, the reason his grandfather immigrated to America was to avoid military service

More Trump highlights:

✓ Makes the U.S. Navy Blue Angles violate ethics rules by having them fly at his July 4th political campaign (July 4, 2019)

✓ Demands US military chiefs stand next to him at 4th of July parade (reported July 2, 2019)

✓ Uses his D-Day interview at cemetery commemorating fallen US soldiers to attack a Vietnam veteran (June 6, 2019)

✓ Starts his D-Day commemoration speech by attacking a private citizen (Bette Midler, of all people) (reported on June 4th, 2019)

✓ Made 2nd wife, Marla Maples, sign a prenup that would have cut off all child support if Tiffany joined the military (reported on June 4th, 2019)

✓ Turns away US military from his Memorial Day speech because they were from the destroyer USS John S. McCain (May 27, 2019)

✓ Orders the USS John McCain out of sight during his visit to Japan (May 15, 2019). The ship's name was subsequently covered. (May 27, 2019)

✓ Pardons war criminals (May, 2019)

✓ Purges 200,000 veterans healthcare applications (due to known administrative errors within VA’s enrollment process and enrollment system) (reported on May 13, 2019)

✓ Deports spouse of fallen Army soldier killed in Afghanistan, leaving their daughter parentless (April 16, 2019)

✓ Complains a deceased war hero didn't thank him for his funeral (March 20, 2019)

✓ Diverts military housing funds to pay for border wall (Feb 15, 2019)

✓ refuses to sign his party's funding bill, which shuts down the government, and forces a branch of the military to go without pay (but his appointees got a $10,000 pay raise). This branch of military is forced to work without pay, otherwise they are AWOL (Dec 22, 2018 – Jan 25, 2019)

✓ doesn't pay the Coast Guard, forcing service members to rely on food pantries (Jan 23, 2019)

✓ bans service members from serving based on gender identity (Jan 22, 2019)

✓ denies female troops access to birth control to limit sexual activity (on-going. Published Jan 18, 2019)

✓ tries to deport a marine vet who is a U.S.-born citizen (Jan 16, 2019)

✓ when a man was caught swindling veterans pensions for high-interest “cash advances," Trump's Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fined him $1. As a reminder, the Trump administration's goal was to dismantle the CFPB, installing Mick Mulvaney as the director, who publicly stated the bureau should be disbanded. (Jan 26, 2019)

✓ calls a retired general a 'dog' with a 'big, dumb mouth' (Jan 1, 2019)

✓ increases privatization of the VA, leading to longer waits and higher taxpayer cost (2018)

✓ finally visited troops 2 years after taking office, but only after 154 vacation days at his properties (Dec 26, 2018)

✓ reveals covert Seal Team 5 deployment, including names and faces, on Twitter during visit to Iraq (Dec 26, 2018)

✓ lies to deployed troops that he gave them a 10% raise. He didn't give them a 10% raise (Dec 26, 2018)

✓ fires service members living with HIV just before the 2018 holidays (Dec 19, 2018-present)

✓ gets three Mar-a-Lago guests to run the VA (unknown start - present, made well-known in 2018)

✓ calls troops on Thanksgiving and tells them he's most thankful for himself (Thanksgiving, 2018)

✓ urges Florida to not count deployed military votes (Nov 12, 2018)

✓ cancels Arlington Cemetery visit on Veterans Day due to the rain (Nov 12, 2018)

✓ doesn't visit US cemetery marking the end of WWI due to the rain (but other world leaders go anyway) (Nov 10, 2018)

✓ stops using troops as a political prop immediately after the election. However, troops remain in muddy camps on the border (Nov 7, 2018)

✓ uses troops as a political prop and sends troops on a phantom mission to the border and makes them miss Thanksgiving with their families (Oct-Dec, 2018)

✓ doesn't pay veterans' VA benefits (made public Oct 2018)

✓ doubled the rejection rate for veterans requesting family deportation protections (July 5, 2018)

✓ deports active-duty spouses (11,800 military families face this problem as of April 2018)

✓ forgets a fallen soldier's name (below) during a call to his pregnant widow, then attacks her the next day (Oct 23-24, 2017)

✓ sends commandos into an ambush due to a lack of intel, and sends contractors to pick them up, resulting in a commando being left behind, tortured, and executed. (Trump approved the mission because Bannon told him Obama didn't have the guts to do it) (Oct 4, 2017)

✓ blocks a veteran group on Twitter (June 2017)

✓ discharges active-duty immigrant troops with good records (2017-present)

✓ deports veterans (2017-present)

✓ says he knows more about ISIS than American generals (Oct 2016)

✓ says vets get PTSD because they aren't strong (Oct 3, 2016) (note: yes, he said it's 'because they aren't strong.' He didn't say it's 'because they're weak.' This distinction is important because of Snopes)

✓ accepts a Purple Heart from a fan at one of his rallies and says: “I always wanted to get the Purple Heart. This was much easier.” (Aug 2, 2016)

✓ attacks Gold Star families (2016-present. Myeshia Johnson--gold star widow, Khan family--gold star parents, etc)

✓ sends funds raised from a January 2016 veterans benefit to the Donald J Trump Foundation instead of veterans charities (the foundation has since been ordered shut because of fraud) (Jan, 2016)

✓ says he doesn't consider POWs heroes because they were caught (July 18, 2015)

✓ says having unprotected sex was like Vietnam (1998)

✓ for a decade, sought to kick veterans off of Fifth Avenue because he found them unsightly nuisances outside of Trump Tower. “While disabled veterans should be given every opportunity to earn a living, is it fair to do so to the detriment of the city as a whole or its tax paying citizens and businesses?” - 1991

✓ dodges the draft 5 times


They’re Coming to Take US Away .:Collab with GlaceonShine:. via JohnnyDeppsGirl4life
WE'RE GETTING NUMB
TO MELANIA'S SPOUSES'S LAWLESSNESS.
THAT'S VERY DANGEROUS!

What In Tarnation?

by Albert Lloyd Tarter

Cult

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ~ Source

The term cult usually refers to a social group defined by its religiousspiritual, or philosophical beliefs, or its common interest in a particular personality, object or goal. The term itself is controversial and it has divergent definitions in both popular culture and academia and it also has been an ongoing source of contention among scholars across several fields of study.[1][2] In the sociological classifications of religious movements, a cult is a social group with socially deviant or novel beliefs and practices,[3] although this is often unclear.[4][5][6] Other researchers present a less-organized picture of cults saying that they arise spontaneously around novel beliefs and practices.[7] Groups said to be cults range in size from local groups with a few members to international organizations with millions.[8]

Beginning in the 1930s, cults became the object of sociological study in the context of the study of religious behavior.[9] From the 1940s the Christian countercult movement has opposed some sects and new religious movements, and it labelled them as cults for their "un-Christian" unorthodox beliefs. The secular anti-cult movement began in the 1970s and it opposed certain groups, often charging them with mind control and partly motivated in reaction to acts of violence committed by some of their members. Some of the claims and actions of the anti-cult movement have been disputed by scholars and by the news media, leading to further public controversy.

The term "new religious movement" refers to religions which have appeared since the mid-1800s. Many, but not all of them, have been considered to be cults. Sub-categories of cults include: Doomsday cultspersonality cultspolitical cults, destructive cults, racist cults, polygamist cults, and terrorist cults. Various national governments have reacted to cult-related issues in different ways, and this has sometimes led to controversy. ~ [Continue reading]


The Staple Singers ~ Respect Yourself (from Soul Train) via Domo

Dahbud Mensch ~ Stuck in the middle with WHO ?~ Government, Vaping Epidemic, and Epstein Pedophilia Cult

The Government, Vaping Epidemic, Epstein Pedophilia Cult via AndyMaas
Government, Vaping Epidemic, and Epstein Pedophilia Cult
via AndyMaas

Bruce MacKinnon’s editorial cartoon in response to Kavanaugh hearing goes viral via The Chronicle Herald

Disclaimer #4

4. Life is like photography. You use the negative to develop.


Leningrad Cowboys, Happy Being Miserable via Leningrad Cowboys Official

Disclaimer #6

6. If we want world peace, we must let go of our attachments and truly live like nomads. That's where I no mad at you, you no mad at me. That way, there'll surely be nomadness on the planet. And peace begins with each of us. A little peace here, a little peace there, pretty soon all the peaces will fit together to make one big peace everywhere.


Nothing else matters, Metallica arr. Karianne Brouwer violin, Maaike Schoenmaker cello

Notes from ~@~

Freedom of expression and freedom of speech aren't really important unless they're heard...It's hard for me to stay silent when I keep hearing that peace is only attainable through war. And there's nothing more scary than watching ignorance in action. So I dedicated this Emmy to all the people who feel compelled to speak out and not afraid to speak to power and won't shut up and refuse to be silenced.~ Tom Smothers


Carlin Step, DJ Steve Porter & Eli Wilkie from Roland Kardeby


The Great Bell Chant (The End of Suffering) from R Smittenaar

Beautiful Child


One Day, Matisyahu via ShalomLearning


Unsung Hero from Rattakarn Srithavatchai "Garn"

The Sacred Clowns ~ Heyókȟa

The Heyókȟa symbolize and portray many aspects of the sacred, the Wakȟáŋ. Their satire presents important questions by fooling around. They ask difficult questions, and say things others are too afraid to say. By reading between the lines, the audience is able to think about things not usually thought about, or to look at things in a different way.

Principally, the Heyókȟa functions both as a mirror and a teacher, using extreme behaviors to mirror others, thereby forcing them to examine their own doubts, fears, hatreds, and weaknesses. Heyókȟas also have the power to heal emotional pain; such power comes from the experience of shame--they sing of shameful events in their lives, beg for food, and live as clowns. They provoke laughter in distressing situations of despair and provoke fear and chaos when people feel complacent and overly secure, to keep them from taking themselves too seriously or believing they are more powerful than they are.

In addition, sacred clowns serve an important role in shaping tribal codes. Heyókȟa's don't seem to care about taboos, rules, regulations, social norms, or boundaries. Paradoxically, however, it is by violating these norms and taboos that they help to define the accepted boundaries, rules, and societal guidelines for ethical and moral behavior. This is because they are the only ones who can ask "Why?" about sensitive topics and employ satire to question the specialists and carriers of sacred knowledge or those in positions of power and authority. In doing so, they demonstrate concretely the theories of balance and imbalance. Their role is to penetrate deception, turn over rocks, and create a deeper awareness.

Develop Your Mind, Not Sacred Sites

Develop Your Mind, Not Sacred Sites

Cree Prophecy

Only after the last tree has been cut down,

Only after the last river has been poisoned,

Only after the last fish has been caught,

Only then will you find money cannot be eaten.

Nobody for President ~ NONE of the ABOVE should be a choice on voter ballots

Curtis Spangler & Wavy Gravy, Nobody for President San Francisco Rally, October 12, 1976 - Photograph: James Stark
C. Spangler & Wavy Gravy, Nobody for President, 197610.12 ~ Photo: James Stark

American Dream, George Carlin via Ishtar [Not Work Safe] Nobody should have that much power
Nobody for President 2020 = NONE OF THE ABOVE on Voter Ballots

Message via Mike Pinder

Oh, I hope that I see you again I never even caught your name As you looked through my window pane ~ So I'm writing this message today I'm thinking that you'll have a way Of hearing the notes in my tune ~ Where are you going? Where have you been? I can imagine other worlds you have seen ~ Beautiful faces and music so serene ~ So I do hope I see you again My universal citizen You went as quickly as you came ~ You know the power Your love is right You have good reason To stay out of sight ~~ But break our illusions and help us Be the light ~ by Mike Pinder


Why I Think This World Should End, Prince EA via Prince EA
Without love in the dream, it will never come true. ~ Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter
And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make. ~ John Lennon

Artist, John Flores



The man whispered, "God, speak to me" and a meadowlark sang. But the man did not hear. So the man yelled "God, speak to me" and the thunder rolled across the sky. But the man did not listen. The man looked around and said, "God let me see you" and a star shined brightly. But the man did not notice. And the man shouted, "God show me a miracle" and a life was born. But the man did not know. So the man cried out in despair, "Touch me God, and let me know you are there" Whereupon God reached down and touched the man, But the man brushed the butterfly away and walked on.

Somebody is looking at whatever you do, so always present your most charming you
Don't miss out on a blessing because
it isn't packaged the way you expect!




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