Hey kids, haven't been here for awhile, I know; but wanted to inform you that my "vialoonishness" came to full fruition the past few daze remembering and honouring my mentor of "fact not opinion," and hero of written American history, GORE VIDAL, who passed beyond 'the veil' on August 31, 2012.
"Fair Use of Photo by Carl Van Vechten [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
However, to quote the infamous man when speaking of the dreaded 'd' word:
“I'm not sentimental about anything. Life flows by, and you flow with it or you don't. Move on and move out.”
Yes, I've posted a couple or three comments on other sites in relation to the demise of my hero, Gore Vidal; but you can check out out my past couple of posts on him posted at my 'alter-ego's website, "Vidalism's Apprentice".
Couldn't help myself from responding to an 'item' found at "Yahoo News" site this morning; the title made me cringe, but gratefully, my humour pulled me out of the hole my disdain for 'hypocrisy' had dug.
Oh oh, was provoked so much by the 'title' ...my ADHD got loose without even reading the piece. Are there really that many dumbed-down citizens in Canada ...as well? Had to have been the way the 'poll' was written ...eh? Isn't there enough hypocrisy below the border without condoning the "hidden agenda" 'of Harpocrisy' of 'Heir' Harper here at home? ('puns' are not misspelled, they're intended) Who ever told a Megalomaniac he's entitled to a position 'dictating' rules instead of following them? Will a more cozy relationship with the Empire have our military be directed to 'drone' out opposition (via killing our own citizens abroad) as well? ('Pun' intended, again, of course.)
We socially-conscientious of our nation are well aware that our conned by 'consolidated media' public are buying a conniving "hidden agenda" of Harpertics as usual from Ottawa. Apathetic Canadians must "WAKE UP" or we're headed (if not already) down the same complicit Corporate "Bull"evard that's conning the mis-directed, increasingly poor folk, of the 'free-dumb' and 'dumb-ocracy' sham dividing and destroying the Union State-side.
Speaking of poor folk, over heard an astutely humourous "Newfoundlander" at a downtown 'drop-in-centre' for the increasingly indigent yesterday responding to comments made during a discussion among patrons regarding 'Heir' Harper's social consciousness:
"When 'shite' becomes valuable, the poor will be born without 'ass-holes'." Yep, we need an occasional good grin, too, eh! My job's done.
BTW - "Love is always" for all ...when we awaken. Just sayin', eh!
Am talking about a 'must sign' petition I heard mentioned on Democracy Now.org today, March 29, 2012 which I searched for and found at SignOn.org Beta. So I signed it without hesitation. Have you heard about what happened???
"Kenneth Chamberlain, Sr., a 68 year-old African-American Marine veteran, was fatally shot in November by White Plains, NY, police who responded to a false alarm from his medical alert pendant. The officers hurled racial slurs at Chamberlain, broke down his door, tasered him, and then shot him dead."
(above blurb with video at Democracy Now!. Here's a double bill of videos to tell you all about it.
Black Veteran Kenneth Chamberlain Shot Dead by NY Police(part 1)
Thanks to Democracy Now.org at YouTube for 'fair use' of both videos.
Black Veteran Kenneth Chamberlain Shot Dead by NY Police(part 2)
Just when you thought you heard it all, along comes the horrific tale Of Kenneth Chamberlain's demise at the hands of police. So it is my will that you sign the petition. Here's what I was asked to do with at the Signon site after I signed it myself; present it to you in this way...
Subject: Justice for Kenneth Chamberlain Sr.
I signed a petition to Janet DiFiore, District Attorney which says:
"This petition is regarding the upcoming Grand Jury hearing in the case of Kenneth Chamberlain, Sr. an unarmed elderly black citizen who was shot to death by the White Plains Police Dept.
This case not only brings into question the policies and practices of this department; but it is an open question whether it was inevitable, particularly in light of the audio tapes and video tapes witnessed by Mr. Chamberlain’s family members and attorneys where racial slurs and expletives were used before ultimately shooting him twice in the chest and killing him.
It is imperative that those tapes be made available to the Grand Jury, and that all other evidence be presented as well. I am concerned that secrecy so far – for example, the names of officers involved have not been released – bodes badly for transparency in this case as it moves forward. Nor am I aware of any public statements about the case from elected officials calling for openness.
Members of Mr. Chamberlain’s family and community – and a much wider circle of people who need to know there is fairness in the criminal justice system – seek reassurance that, no matter what the verdict, the process has been open, honest and just.
We, the undersigned, implore Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore to no longer allow police misconduct, brutality, or criminality to happen in this community and ask that these officers be indicted and charged with murder and civil rights violations."
Yes, just got wind of one of Harpercrite's latest affronts on Gaia, privatization of a portion of one of Canada's National Treasures, the nearly pristine JASPER NATIONAL PARK two hundred kilometers or so north of Banff National Park on the eastern side of our infamous formidable "Rockies" between Alberta and British Columbia in western CANADA.
Many blessings to the Jasper Adventure Centre for image of Jasper linked above. Click and Visit their homepage to see more of Jasper and beyond.
But first; check out and sign what you'll find by clicking on the image below, please:
Image from AVAAZ.ORG site posted here in 'fair use.' Thank you. yes, click for new window to sign petition; if not please continue to read the rest below and you may change your mind. Am hopeful that the lot of us will make a difference. At least, try.
Pinched the following pleas and link on the petition page at the AVAAZ.org website:
Posted: 5 January 2012
In days, the Harper Government could privatize a section of Jasper National Park and let an American-owned company blast a 300m metal walkway into our World Heritage mountains -- but Jasper's Superintendent has the power to stop them.
The plan would not only spur development, but would give an American company the right to charge each of us for entry into parts of Jasper park.
Yikes!It's my emphasis all over this quote too, btw; shhh! Thankfully it goes on to say...
Greg Fenton, a local Jasperite, has the ability to stop the privatization of the park he grew up in and loves -- but the company's lobbying effort means he will face pressure to sell out this natural wonder. Let's send him a tidal wave of support and give him the strength he needs to stand up to corporate power and save our Rocky Mountain sanctuary.
Click image above to ensure our parks stay in public hands. Yes, please sign the petition calling on Fenton to save Jasper National Park before it's too late.
(This one's for you sis'. Thanks for encouraging positive use of my ADD. Shhh!)
PEACE & BLESSINGS to all. LOVE IS ALWAYS!
For the "net pickers" ...sources cited at Avaaz.org site:
Jasperite, Greg Fenton, returns home to become superintendent of Jasper National Park (Parks Canada)
National Parks - and the views - belong to Canadians (Calgary Herald)
Feedback Deadline Looms, Decision Expected Next Month (The Fitzhugh)
Record of Lobbying (Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada)
National Parks should be Wildlife Sanctuaries, not Cash Cows (Green Party of Canada)
Thank you Jan Irvin. Best Christmas present ever ...to myself. Had to be serendipity too; to have found this two-hour video at YT that has enabled me to pass my sick time through the 'holly-daze' as "time well spent." The film lifted my spirit ...and has blown my mind, as well. But everything about the annual celebration makes so much more sense to me ...now. I think I'll be more enthusiastic about its approach ...next year. Shhh!
Yes, The Mysterious Origins of Christmas- Sure explains Christmas links to Astrology, historical allegory, the red white and black of Santa, reindeer 'special' diet, ho ho ho holy Moses and so much more. Got you wonderin'??? You betcha, eh. Not the best of quality re video post production, but after all, it appears to have been filmed in a kitchen or some small intimate venue at a neighbourhood 'health food' store. But listen and you'll soon be glad you did, I did ..and was and am now grateful for sitting through it.
You can watch it at YT or use the 'full screen' option and have a good gawk right here. Here's the embedded two hr kitchen flick of Jan Irvin that I guarantee will forever enhance and/or simply open your mind to change your "point of (conditioned) view" about what you really know regarding the Mystical Magic of Yuletide.