Wednesday, July 06, 2016

happy playing with fire in July day

 this was a bad year! I have survived bad years in the past. The year the guy across the street had mortars mounted on tables at the edge of his property aimed at the sky over my house comes to mind. Two big bags of garbage collected on my quarter acre. Can used fire toys be recycled? This year the foreplay started a few days before the ultimate orgasm. I am speaking from the morning after. All day yesterday there was noise near and far. I don't get the loud, startling, ear injuring boom that seems so popular.... my reaction,when I'm being as nice as I can, is to yell “WHY !!!???”
I spent the days before getting my quarter acre as wet as I could. And I do realize it won't matter if someone nearby lights peckerheadville on fire. I guess from previous garbage gathering on my lot, I figure if something landed with any heat left there would be no fuel. This year was a war zone. I was miserable. My cats were miserable. The two old residents, normally living outside, came in and would not leave. My feral family disappeared. They did not come in for their normal evening feeding. I wonder how this horribly offensive, invasive behavior is allowed and encouraged. It is so rude and that's the nicest thing I can think of to say.
And I heard on the news that veterans, who were subjected to the horrors of actual war zones, are now subjected to the pretend war zones if they happen live in communities where fire toys are allowed, as those who live where they are banned come to get their rocks off. Why is such behavior allowed and even sold?? It is pathology on steroids. Our symptoms are on display. And then I felt the shame and sorrow for those who have hosted our war zones. They don't get to get up to a quiet predictable day after surviving the fake war zone brought to their neighborhood. I thought of river, who blogged from Iraq after our illegal, immoral attack, invasion and occupation of her home in 2003. Her last post in 2013 speaks eloquently to how it is to host a war.
I think it's time to look ourselves in the mirror.
As far as play with fire day, I think it would be good to change the name to interdependence day and recognize our common connections. If folks felt the need to play with fire on that day, I would be ok with public displays put on by licensed pyrotechnicians. Those of us who do not enjoy this could hide out somewhere. Sorry for those who live near a chosen public site. Wish we could stop this rude offensive behavior.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

11 years later......

→we continue our proxy impact in the's a very sad legacy we leave and there seems to be no end in sight.  history will not be kind ........

late update....  river made a post april 9 2013  ten years on....guess i just got used to not looking since 2007 was her last

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Ten years later...........

I think this story by Chris Hedges speaks to the profound sadness about where we find ourselves today.  The war criminals who orchestrated the immoral, illegal war continue to live the high lives.  Dead eye dark side dick got the best healthcare money can buy and a heart.  Their children are seen bringing commentary, as if they have qualifications.  The price we are going to end up paying in blood and treasure is on our descendants credit cards.  And the people who got to host this horror are paying and will pay forever.  Depleted (not) uranium = genocide.
I used to follow River on her blog, Baghdad Burning, to hear what was happening in her country.  The last post was October 22, 2007 as she started her life as a refugee in Syria.  I wonder where she is now.

and this interview with Raed Jarrar by Thom Hartmann 

One of First Iraq Veterans to Publicly Oppose War Will Die for Our Sins
Monday, 11 March 2013 09:44By Chris HedgesTruthdig | Op-Ed
........I think this Young will die for our sins. He will die for a war that should never have been fought. He will die for the lies of politicians. He will die for war profiteers. He will die for thecareers of generals. He will die forey a cheerleader press. He will die for a complacent public that made war possible. He bore all this upon his body. He was crucified. And there are hundreds of thousands of other crucified bodies like his in Baghdad and Kandahar and Peshawar and Walter Reed medical center. Mangled bodies and corpses, broken dreams, unending grief, betrayal, corporate profit, these are the true products of war. Tomas Young is the face of war they do not want you to see.
full article
I ordered the film he's in here Body of War

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013

Mass extinction coming...?

let us behave as if our descendants lives depend on us.

Saturday, December 01, 2012


and why am i suprised......i am trying to figure why the pale, stale and male righties aren't salivating....more to be revealed. shame shame shame....don't know how we are going to save this home for our descendants....the fossil fuel orgy will continue until our land air and water can no longer support live as we know it. shame shame shame....
wake up fellow citizens of Earth....

Secretary of State Candidate Has a Major Financial Stake in Canadian Tar Sands
November 28, 2012

 Susan Rice, the candidate believed to be favored by President Obama to become the next Secretary of State, holds significant investments in more than a dozen Canadian oil companies and banks that would stand to benefit from expansion of the North American tar sands industry and construction of the proposed $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline. If confirmed by the Senate, one of Rice’s first duties likely would be consideration, and potentially approval, of the controversial mega-project. Rice's financial holdings could raise questions about her status as a neutral decision maker. The current U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Rice owns stock valued between $300,000 and $600,000 in TransCanada, the company seeking a federal permit to transport tar sands crude 1,700 miles to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast, crossing fragile Midwest ecosystems and the largest freshwater aquifer in North America. Beyond that, according to financial disclosure reports, about a third of Rice’s personal net worth is tied up in oil producers, pipeline operators, and related energy industries north of the 49th parallel -- including companies with poor environmental and safety records on both U.S. and Canadian soil. Rice and her husband own at least $1.25 million worth of stock in four of Canada’s eight leading oil producers, as ranked by Forbes magazine. That includes Enbridge, which spilled more than a million gallons of toxic bitumen into Michigan’s Kalamazoo River in 2010 -- the largest inland oil spill in U.S. history.    full article

Thursday, November 29, 2012