Category: Nat’s Globe

I Think About The Bradley Manning’s Of The World

I wonder what the outcome will be for  Mr. Manning?  I do not know, nor think, that he was the only source.  There is a population of soldiers who questioned (and are questioning) their military agenda of the 10 year war, what it accomplished, and their actions.  There are those that will look at Bradley as a traitor, however, he joined the military for a cause, not a plethora of deceit and lies.  A military personnel has a duty to uphold to his country, not covering up the unethical, illegal conduct of his branch of service.  The moral code was broken, he took action to stop the criminal acts occurring during the war. Thank goodness for whistleblowers !  The military is not all it is cracked up to be.  It is a huge polluter,  taking a huge chunk in our defense budget.  There are  many unneeded  bases around the globe costing us money.  Wars are a great money maker for investors in congress, corporations and others .

The cables that were released by wikileaks and used to  incarcerate Bradley were a big deal for citizens around the globe to see the nasty secrets, functions that countries and their diplomats perform.  I have not looked at them yet, I wonder what the people in Iraq think, and others abroad.  Citizens do not want to read or feel their country does not uphold the best intentions for its people or its land, especially for personal financial gain.  It does not matter what organization you belong to, if it is behaving in a non  ethical manner,  causing harm to the masses, negotiating and concealing unlawful financial gains by the organization leaders, it is your duty to stand up to, report the injustice of your organization.

Will Angelina Jolie Deliver ?

Ms. Jolie peaks my interest taking on the role of writer and director.  She does not fit one category and her films reveal her boundless outlook.    I am looking forward to seeing the movie In the land of blood and honey.  I think it is a clever time to remind people or introduce them to the affects of war ( and Bosnian war) in a region within a country, when you are literally fighting your next door neighbor over your nationality or religion.  We see it in the news all the time, Israel and Palestine for instance, they have been fighting each other for years.   People you befriended and now war turns the friendship into full on survivor combat.   Most movies of war depict the toll it takes on the soldiers rather than its citizens.  America has many ethnic pupil with  many religious denominations.  Would people divide into their ethnic groups, or  split up in  to their religion beliefs if a war broke out within America?  Which one would you choose, your ethnicity or your religion?

I am not blinded by  Hollywood, it is a very influential machine,  giving way too much power to ordinary people, actors.  I do respect the arts however, the business of how Americans make actors into icons is disturbing, just like all of our other misplaced values (sports, lobbyist, teachers, etc..).   A few professions are way over payed and others are not paid enough.  Our priorities are screwed up !  It reminds me of an interview that Tom Shadyac  gave when he downsized his life in Hollywood giving away a lot of his money.  Even though he was at one point in the Hollywood machine,  he re-evaluated his definition of happiness, success  for himself and saw the bigger picture for humanity in the misplaced bubble of priorities our country and citizens are in.  I want to see his documentary film, I am  which elaborates on his aha moment.

I welcome input from people across the globe that are too familiar with the affects of war in their country.

2012, Will The World End? What Is In Store For Humanity?

Hello again, my family in Spain, in Iowa, and friends!  I have not shared since early July.  I tend to retreat and think about my thoughts, occurrences in the U.S. and abroad.  My Blog is a way to track, share my views and experiences with family and others.  A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL !!

So here is 2012, with many possibilities and one is our Presidential election.  I am not sure who I am going to vote for, although, I am certain I will expand more on that in the months to come.  There are predictions about the world ending, however, in 2011 we have had amazing stances taken by our fellow citizens, Occupy Wall Street, Molly Katchpole, to name a few.  Whether it is groups all over the world camping out in protest of unlawful, scheming, oblivious serial  lawmakers, or individuals wining a petition over corporations ( Bank of America, Verizon) socking new unwarranted  fees to a mass of customers, it is our duty to take a stand for our Rights.  Citizens all over the world are standing up to their governments.   I hope we stand larger in numbers and improve the conduct of business in Washington and around the globe.

Agriculture Is Such A Valuable Commodity Around The World

Spain is one of the top Agriculture exporters in Europe.  A few days before I left Rota the news reported a couple of deaths in Germany due to a plague of e coli in cucumbers coming from Spain.  This preempted accusation cost Spain, even though it was later researched and determined that Spain had no contamination.  It is scary to see a country take a huge financial hit without all the facts.  It smells like politics however, in the global economic slump , there is no time to be wasteful and careless with information.

First and Only Bullfight

I went to my first live bull fight, we took a bus at 5:45 in the evening headed to El Puerto De Santa Maria to the Plaza De Toros, The plaza was very nice built in the 1800’s, we were lucky it was early may,  I could not imagine the plaza in the July- August months.  The bull fight  experience was very mixed.  I enjoyed the connection between the bullfighter and the bull, however, any harm that came to the bull I disagreed with …after the bullfight we stopped at a bar and had some tapas.

Tapas are appetizers that are  very typical of the Spanish cuisine.  I usually tend to eat at home, enjoying the savory taste that I am accustomed to.  I tried to explain to some family members that I am not a Prima-Donna, or a fuss bucket, I know what I like and when eating out there is always the surprise element.  I was brought up with home cooked meals so the healthier leaner methods of cooking are my preference.

Wednesday Was The Year Anniversary of Oil Rig Exploding

Earth Day Today !!  Please think about our natural resources , how public and free they are.  We share space and we need to protect and care for them.

There is still a lot of oil out in the Gulf of Mexico that will be around for a while.  I know that Louisiana marshes are still in a very bad state.  Here in Pensacola there is tar still being washed up on the beaches on a lesser scale for now.  There is a group of  approximately 100 oil spill workers cleaning tar balls around the surrounding beaches in escambia county and santa rosa county.

We Are Bigots Rather Than Human Beings , However It Is Never Too Late!!

What someone else ‘s religion, sexual orientation , ethnicity is, should never be a pro or con, it just is.   We should never have this great divide amongst each other, we have bigger things to worry about, other than an individuals predisposed genetics and upbringing.  Black or white, gay or straight, Jew or Muslim or catholic etc.. should not matter, its irrelevant.  I think in America the powers at be keep the divide going and people buy into it, feed into the lower level thinking.  Propaganda, media, everything is strategically orchestrated to continue a divide amongst citizens because we are less powerful that way. They want our minds occupied with each other, rather than how screwed over we have been by our Government. By creating a larger group of poor people, (like 911,  patriot act, the bailout, not taxing the rich and corporations, Wall Street fraud) the powers at be generate a big population of citizens into a lower level of logical thinking, igniting fear, helplessness, defeat, however we are not those things!!!  As human beings we were given a very powerful brain and not many of us use it, because if we did, we would perform at a more optimum level, instead of fighting each other ignorantly, we would work together(human being to human being) changing the awful things that are happening to our land, our way of life.

Religion has been around for centuries, some countries, and our parents usually set the tone for our religious beliefs.  No one individual has the better religion and especially if they are willing to criticize or kill others for theirs.

Our sexual orientation is what I believe already is coded in us, our DNA , genes etc..  The old debate Nature vs Nurture , it is both, and why we continue to spin the wheel, criticizing  other human beings is ignorant and offensive to our human brain!  Look at all the supposed heterosexuals that present themselves one way  and live another.  Come on, who you love ,  marry,  have intercourse with, is your business!

Our ethnicity, (list of them) we have no control over who we came from or where we came from!  It is true that some awful things happened in the events of history to several ethnic groups,  Native Indians,Africans, Jews etc.. however that was many years ago.  We have to move on for things to change, otherwise we stay in the role of victim and will never advance to a higher level of living or thinking.  So why do people stay stuck on stupid and fight each other when there is no control over the color of someones skin, language,customs, geography, gender, etc..  We were made, created to embody many different spaces,places, faces, bodies, languages, customs, different is good, I do not want a world full of me !  If  we are fighting our own citizens because of their race, religion,sexual orientation and not the government, we are missing the mark big time. People get caught up in things that do not affect them directly, however,  our jobs, livelihood,  children, education, environment,  writing to your government, your congressman do, so stop wasting time losing focus of the bigger picture at hand!!  It is time to wake up!!!!!

Don’t be a bigot!!!!!

Middle East Events Should Become Ours, It Is Well Overdue !!!

We are seeing these countries; Tunisia , Libya , Yemen , Bahrain , Morocco standing up to their governments. Why now?  What is going on after  30 years in Egypt and abroad ?  Are we getting  true facts from our media ?  Why does the U.S. weigh heavily on choosing the leader of other countries ?  Our government may change the Commander- in- chief every four or eight years, however changes are fewer and worsening.

Citizens of the globe have been deeply affected by their countries investments with Wall Street and banks and they have had it ! Did anyone watch 60 minutes  last week regarding the story of the fruit vendor Mohamed Bouazizi( who they say is the catalyst for this movement in all the countries) ?  When government steals  from, and defrauds its citizens, it is a matter of time before they revolt.

Positive Media Spin On Gulf Coast Oil Spill Anniversary

Media, the powers at be, are putting a positive spin on visiting the Gulf Coast .  I’m concerned that we are missing the bigger picture.  I want businesses to prevail but at what cost?  They have been using machines to dig and rake the sand, what about the water?  I would like to know what  independent studies have come up with and how many there are. Well PSU under Charles Fisher has been doing studies in the Gulf prior to and after the  oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico . I hope they can tell us honestly what is going on with ocean life,  and  its total environmental exposure for communities around it.  I want to find a list of how many researchers are in the Gulf.

I’m going boating on Saturday so I am looking forward to seeing what the water looks like.