For anyone that will be on the Big Island, we invite you to our 35th wedding
anniversary and Ariel's 30th birthday event at Uncles Awa Club in beautiful
Kalapana on Saturday January 26th. There will be a pot luck starting after 3pm
and then the bands will start pumping out wonderful music from 4pm until late.
Our friend Scott Huckabay will be making a rare Big Island appearance so be
prepared to be delighted by his amazing guitar alchemy and channeled music
of the higher spheres. Love Machine unrolls an uplifting psychedelic rock
presentation of Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd and more. And of course our son John
and his partner Ariel (aka Mali Nali) will enchant you with their unique blend of
real heart and soul musical dimensions. Come join us for another fun evening
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~ JANUARY 3, 2012~
Aloha from an off grid rain forest cabin in Hawaii. For the past 7 years
I have lived in several places around the world and have been sending
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The 9th International Amazonian Shamanism Conference Ayahuasca and San Pedro focus. Iquitos, Peru July 21-27
The Top Ten Most Important Drug War Stories of 2012. This year has seen a dramatic change in drug policy, though it is still business as usual in the drug war.
Is the Marijuana Industry Green Enough? A trip to the Emerald Cup, an outdoor organic marijuana growers' competition, reveals the environmental potential of the cannabis industry.
The Far-Off land By Eugene Seaich. "The Far-Off Land" philosophically evaluates the hallucinogenic drug-experience and intends to collect the perspectives of philosophy for better understanding of the human consciousness, improve the cure to mental illness
Psychiatry, Disease Definitions, and the War on Drugs. The lines we’ve drawn to distinguish the sick from the well, and legitimate treatment from drug "abuse," are blurring beyond discernment. Earlier this month members of the American Psychiatric Association approved a new manual that re-defines many mental illnesses, prompting howls that the group has alchemized ordinary unpleasant behaviors and emotions into diseases. Critics claim the newly-minted "disruptive mood deregulation disorder" turns kids who throw tantrums into mental patients, while changes to the definition of depression transform sadness due to the death of a loved one into a symptom of a disordered mind.While this angst is understandable, it’s surprising we continue to take these disease definitions so seriously.
One of the more overlooked books on awareness of parallel and significant reality perception is Ordin Ashlie's small but potent book HAWAIIAN CROSSOVER. Below the title is the enigmatic wording CONVERSATIONS WITH A GOD?. Indeed the reader is taken on an exhilarating dialog that offers portals of understanding showing that we are much more than what we think we are in our mundane reality scripts and dramas. Through various simple to follow techniques, we unveil how to "crossover" to these higher states which bring about a synthesis and integration of many aspects of existence that co-exist within and all around us. Navigation to an understanding of our purpose and relationships to higher vistas also brings us to a more profound basis of human history and potential. HAWAIIAN CROSSOVER is a book that I highly recommend and feel that once you start reading it, you won't want to put it down.
Quentin Tarantino's Fascinating Interview with Henry Louis Gates Jr. on Racism and the N-Word in 'Django Unchained'The prominent black scholar and cultural critic gets Tarantino to open up and speak to the criticism he and his new film have received
2012: The Year We Did Our Best To Abandon The Natural World By George Monbiot. Emissions are rising, ice is melting and yet the response of governments is simply to pretend that none of it is happening.
Stunned Community Mourning the Loss of Renowned Environmental Leader Rebecca Tarbotton of Rainforest Action NetworkThe death of RAN's executive director, Tarbotton, 39, has left friends, family and colleagues stunned and devastated
Boeing engineers use spuds to improve in-air Wi-Fi. Sacks of potatoes stand in for passengers as Boeing engineers work to improve onboard wireless
Two "Forbidden Foods" That Can Give You Instant Energy. If you think eating healthy has to be boring, then you probably didn't realize these "forbidden foods" are actually good for you. Plus: a delicious food that reduces your cravings for sugar, soft drinks, breads and pasta...
Link Between Flame Retardants and Neurodevelopmental Delays in Children. The Brain-Slowing Toxin Nearly Everyone is Exposed to But Hardly Anyone Thinks About
Global Flu Pandemic 'Inevitable,' Expert Warns. It may only be a matter of time before bird flu can be passed between humans
The Philosophy of Sex In a new book, philosopher Alain de Botton urges us to consider the act more often -- but also more intelligently.
A slave at five years old. India: Schools, not sweatshops. India is stalling the toughest child labour law in its history... because politicians say it’s not a ‘priority’! But the majority of MPs support it and all they need is a massive public push to bring it to a vote. Let´s raise our voices for India´s children
The Destabilization of Pakistan. Washington’s intent goes beyond the narrow objective of "regime change". The thrust of US foreign policy consists in weakening the central government and fracturing the country.The ongoing US drone attacks under the banner of the "Global War on Terrorism" are part of that process.
Awake, Hungry and Idle No More by Naomi Klein. During this season of light and magic, something truly magical is spreading. The people whose land our founders stole and whose culture they tried to stamp out are rising up, hungry for justice. These are the rights Mr. Harper is trying to extinguish now. Canada's roots are showing. And these roots will make us all stand stronger.
Law of Mother Earth approved in Bolivia. Bolivia has enacted new legislation conferring rights on the natural world, elaborating on and fully enshrining the principles set out in a ‘short law’ passed in December 2010
Woman finds note from Chinese labor camp prisoner in Kmart decorations. Oregon resident Julie Keith was shocked when she opened her $29.99 Kmart Halloween graveyard decoration kit to find a letter, folded into eights, hidden between two Styrofoam tombstones. Coming all the way from unit 8, department 2 of the Masanjia Labor Camp in Shenyang, China, the letter written mostly in English read, "Sir: If you occasionally buy this product, please kindly resend this letter to the World Human Right Organization. Thousands people here who are under the persicution of the Chinese Communist Party Government will thank and remember you forever."
Understand the Globalization of Poverty and the New World Order. In this expanded edition of Chossudovsky’s international best-seller, the author outlines the contours of a New World Order which feeds on human poverty and the destruction of the environment, generates social apartheid, encourages racism and ethnic strife and undermines the rights of women. The result as his detailed examples from all parts of the world show so convincingly, is a globalization of poverty
"Wiping Countries Off the Map": Who’s Failing the "Failed States"Washington is in the "business of destroying" a very long list of countries.Across the world, a dangerous rumor has spread that could have catastrophic implications. According to legend, Iran’s President has threatened to destroy Israel, or, to quote the misquote, "Israel must be wiped off the map". Contrary to popular belief, this statement was never made, …" (Arash Norouzi, Wiped off The Map: The Rumor of the Century January 2007)"The United States has attacked, directly or indirectly, some 44 countries throughout the world since August 1945, a number of them many times. The avowed objective of these military interventions has been to effect "regime change". The cloaks of "human rights" and of "democracy" were invariably evoked to justify what were unilateral and illegal acts. (Professor Eric Waddell, The United States’ Global Military Crusade (1945- ), Global Research, February 2007"This is a [Pentagon] memo that describes how we’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran." I said, "Is it classified?" He said, "Yes, sir." I said, "Well, don’t show it to me." (General Wesley Clark, Democracy Now, March 2, 2007)
Ralph Nader | 17 Solutions for a Better America in 2013 "Don't most Americans believe and want strong law enforcement against corporate crime and fraud and abuses against consumers, taxpayers, the environment and workers?"
12 Unbelievably Awful Things Fox News Did This Year Fox was clearly operating at the top of its capacity to distort and deceive.
The 10 Most Pretentious Moments in History. "Incidentally, a number of people said I Making the list, for making this list. That was tough for me to judge - it was like that South Park scene where they trapped Funnybot in a logic loop and exploded his brain. But it's a good point and I should probably rate an honorable mention at least."
After Islamophobic Hate Crime in New York City Mayor Wants Public to 'Keep Death in Perspective' By Annie Robbins and Alex Kane. A horrific crime if we've ever seen one--and a reminder that Islamophobia affects many communities outside Muslim ones.
A torched woman clutched her daughter in a lifeless embrace. Four severed heads littered the pavement. "The bodies were charred like coal.
Why Do They Hate Us? "History will surely record that one of the most moronic collective questions ever posed is 'Why do they hate us?'"
The Spirit of Christmas: George W. Bush and Tony Blair banned from the Birthplace of Jesus Christ. War criminals George W. Bush and Tony Blair were banned for life in April 2003 from the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, widely believed to be the birth-place of Jesus Christ. The ban was announced at the height of the illegal US-allied bombing and invasion of Iraq
Means of Inquiry is devoted to effective inquiry of concepts and institutions, for the purpose of identifying and resolving complex contradictions, for the result of advancing knowledge and beneficial human activity.
5 Senior Citizens Serving Life Without Parole for Pot Should five non-violent offenders die behind bars for a crime Americans increasingly believe should not even be a crime?
America’s Hype over WMD: Five Invasion Plots, Three Continents, Identical Lies. From Panama to Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya and Syria. "I do not understand this squeamishness about the use of gas. We have definitely adopted the position at the Peace Conference of arguing in favour of the retention of gas as a permanent method of warfare…. I am strongly in favour of using poisoned gas against uncivilised tribes." (Winston S. Churchill, 1874-1965, from War Office minute, 12th May 1919.)
Senate Votes to Extend Sweeping Bush Era Surveillance Powers Even modest attempts to reign in domestic spying law fail as Senators defend sweeping powers for NSA
The Sandy Hook School Massacre: Unanswered Questions and Missing InformationInconsistencies and anomalies abound when one turns an analytical eye to news of the Newtown school massacre.
It is always a challenge attempting to describe how sick and power mad are some of the elite who have taken up positions within the military-industrial-scientific complex.
Trading Sex for a "F--cking Happy Meal?" Mom Can't Get Food Stamps After Drug Offense, Resorts to Prostitution to Feed her KidsIf she’d committed murder, Carla could have gotten assistance to feed her children. But because the crime she committed was related to drugs, she can't
"Americans Kill People":Michael Moore Video By Democracy Now "I really believe that even if we had better gun control laws and better mental health, that we would still be the sort of sick and twisted, violent people that we've been for hundreds of years, that it's something that's just in our craw, just in our DNA."
NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre's remarks at a Friday morning press conference were upstaged by a man holding up a red fabric sign, on which it was painted in white letters, "NRA killing our kids."
As America Mourned a Shooting Tragedy, Cynical Christian Right Leaders Tried to Cash in by Blaming Atheism What kind of Christianity is that?
Cancer of Corruption, Seeds of Destruction: The Monsanto GMO Whitewash. Because of the power vested in the EU Commission in Brussels, Belgium, with command over a space encompassing 27 nations with more than 500 million citizens and the largest nominal world gross domestic product (GDP) of 18 trillion US dollars, it’s perhaps no surprise in this era of moral promiscuity that powerful private lobby groups such as the tobacco industry, the drug lobby, the agribusiness lobby and countless others spend enormous sums of money and other favors—legal and sometimes illegal—to influence policy decisions of the EU Commission.
Nuclear Roulette: The Truth About the Most Dangerous Energy Source on Earth. Author Gar Smith debunks the myths of nuclear power as a "clean, safe" source of energy and puts forward an alternative to this dangerous industry.
I Quit Murdering People on November 17, 2012. I'm no longer drone bombing wedding parties in Pakistan. I'm no longer killing the Afghani people.
U.S. carried out 333 drone strikes in Afghanistan this year alone - more than the entire drone strikes in Pakistan over the past eight years COMBINEDRead more:
Long Poll Lines Caused 49,000 to Not Vote in Central Florida. As many as 49,000 people across Central Florida were discouraged from voting because of long lines on Election Day, according to a researcher at Ohio State University who analyzed election data compiled by the Orlando Sentinel."
There Is No American Left. Babones argues American politics have swung violently to the right. Once a social disease to be cured, poverty is now an individual crime to be punished. Put it down to individualism, conservatism, neoliberalism or whatever -ism you want, America is now the world's greatest reactionary force
US Treasury Warns of 'Extraordinary Measures' Amid Fiscal Cliff Deadlock. Rushe and Moore report: "US Treasury secretary Tim Geithner warned on Wednesday he would have to take 'extraordinary measures' to avoid a default on the US's financial obligations as the country is set to breach its debt limit."
Are People Really Asking for Credit Scores on their First Dates?"Scoring on the first date" takes on a whole new meaning.
The Financial Elite's War Against the US Economy. Today’s economic warfare is not the kind waged a century ago between labor and its industrial employers. Finance has moved to capture the economy at large, industry and mining, public infrastructure (via privatization) and now even the educational system. (At over $1 trillion, U.S. student loan debt came to exceed credit-card debt in 2012.) The weapon in this financial warfare is no larger military force. The tactic is to load economies (governments, companies and families) with debt, siphon off their income as debt service and then foreclose when debtors lack the means to pay. Indebting government gives creditors a lever to pry away land, public infrastructure and other property in the public domain. Indebting companies enables creditors to seize employee pension savings. And indebting labor means that it no longer is necessary to hire strikebreakers to attack union organizers and strikers.
Censorship: Facebook deletes pages of political activists – Huge Purge of Free Speech.Facebook bans Gandhi quote as part of revisionist history purge(NaturalNews) The reports are absolutely true. Facebook suspended the Natural News account earlier today after we posted an historical quote from Mohandas Gandhi. The quote reads:"Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest." - Mohandas Gandhi, an Autobiography, page 446
The Airport Experience: A Journey in Itself Molly Knefel and John Knefel, Truthout: In an era of increasing surveillance and eroding privacy, our airports bear little resemblance to the community gathering spaces of our cultural imagination, where families and friends could see each other off and meet at the gate to embrace one another
The link below goes to an account by William Pepper of Martin Luther King's assassination in 1968. William Pepper was the defense attorney representing the King family in a civil trial in 1997.
FBI removes many redactions in Marilyn Monroe file. FBI files on Marilyn Monroe that could not be located earlier this year have been found and re-issued, revealing the names of some of the movie star's communist-leaning acquaintances who drew concern from government officials and her own entourage.
Why The Washington Post Killed The Story Of Murdoch's Bid To Buy The US Presidency By Jonathan Cook "The Murdoch story - his corruption of essential democratic institutions on both sides of the Atlantic - is one of the most important and far-reaching political/cultural stories of the past 30 years, an ongoing tale without equal."