Thursday was a weird day, my sister-in- law lost her father. I was hoping he was going to hang around us a while longer. My mind was spinning into different directions thinking about what mortality means. How will I handle the passing of a love one? How does my sister -in-law go down this road for the third time now? It is usually about the people that are left behind. For those of us still living , we should bring integrity to our days and the things around us, celebrating life.
I wonder if people who deal with death in their profession on a daily basis have a different outlook in their personal life? Seeing it and experiencing it everyday, I would think desensitizes you, just like in war. People die every minute around the globe, death is a natural process, when you pass on your own. Death is an unknown to me, and it occurs in many different ways physically and mentally.
People inflict paralysis within themselves with their own thoughts and how they handle their experiences. Death is only one of many paralyze rs. For the person facing death, or losing a love one, he or she may check out of life , not fight (give up),or the individual will live each day, embrace it like they never did before.
I wrote a post a year ago, Jan. 5th, regarding my sister-in-law losing her mother and brother within a year of each other. Now her fathers wellness is hanging in the balance. I do not believe she has had enough time to process the past losses and it is popping its head up again. Several passing’s within a short period has to be a lot on her plate. It has not been the time to approach her and inquire, however, I pray for her and her situation. I do believe in a positive outcome for her father. My sister-in-law has an amazing spirit, resilience that will carry her through. I will do my best to be there in any capacity for her.
When we leave this planet or someone we love does before us , that is it, so give life and the people around you your best !
How has the money for Haiti 2009, Katrina 2005, Tsunami 2004, and Victims relief 9/11 2001 been dispersed? Found an article in The Guardian that has data for Haiti , and Information Is Beautiful did a data collection of all 4. Not all the money is being received or used on the aid that is needed. There should be a transparent trail, citizens donated their money for the causes. If x amount of money is on file x amount of money should be where it was designated, period! Is the misuse where the money is coming from, or the group that receives it, or both?
To whatever your outlook for the new year is, count your blessings. There is bad weather occurring in states across the U.S., California’s mud slide, Arizona floods, have done serious damage to homes and community travel. There are dead birds reported in Arkansas and Louisiana. Something is always happening somewhere around the world. Take this new year by the balls, refrain from overlooking or never looking at what is going on around you! Happy Trails!!!!
Hackers understand the powerful tool that the internet is, they respect its FOIA and FOS. Do not let the word hacking scare you, or misguide you. The group Anonymous were recently in the news regarding freezing transactions of Mastercard, Visa, Paypal. They stand behind one of their own, Mr. Assange, and his team of journalist and hacktivist. They simply delivered a message to not meddle with citizens rights. Look up the Hackers Ethic. You do not take away someones way of life, liberties until it is proven that they did act unlawfully!
TV is programmed to what you will see, and how you will see it. There is no interaction with the world through TV. I want to keep the internet that I have right now. I do not want a modification of what government wants me to have access to, like China with its Golden Shield Project. I want to have all access of information available to me. I want the truth, to see it, read it, and hear it for myself.
There is a tremendous population that does not even begin to understand the amazing tool the internet is.
video by the Alyona Show: “Anonymous” Hacker speaks, events Re: Assange
Josh Fox, decided to explore the meaning of the documents he received regarding his home property, from a gas and oil company. He made a documentary, GasLand, did all the leg work to show us the contamination of air , water , land that is occurring in the name of collecting natural gas. Documents dangling money( to drill on and around your property) can be enticing , thank goodness Mr. Fox did his research and thinking ! How do you survive on your own property with polluted water, land and air?
2005 energy bill Vice President Cheney push through congress that oil and gas companies were exempt from safe drinking water act, clean air act, clean water act, Superfund law………….This needs to be changed!!!!
DDOS on wikileaks website. Interpol is on alert for Mr. Assange on alleged rape charges. Our government officials, media, are using words like terrorist organization, criminal activity, espionage , execution. Where exactly are we at with our FOIA ? There have been so many exemptions and revisions.
If your an individual who thinks government, military around the globe, are being compromised by the whistle-blowing ,think again! How does a small organization bring a threat to diplomacy around the world?
What will happen with Bradley Manning? Just because he is in the military does not mean he is exempt or forbidden from doing the right thing. He is paying an unnecessary price when far worse things have been done by our government. How do we hold them accountable for the misuse of power, and misuse of our livelihood?
We all do a job, have a job, however if down the road you are asked to look the other way, to deceive, lie to a people, I would hope ethics would kick in, to take action, stop harmful activities, divulge them,or expose them.
Whether it was the leak of the Vietnam war or the Iraq war, These men did all this work to wake us up , inform us of the cover ups of wars!!!! History is always repeating itself. The people, places, fear lingo, etc. are different, however, the strategies of cover up are repeated. They are doing a witch hunt with Assange just like they did with Daniel Ellsberg , The Most Dangerous Man In America (credit production to Judith Ehrlich , Rick Goldsmith plus others who made the story possible).
What are states doing about crawling tent communities from the west to the east coast? People are losing their jobs and their homes. We do not see this coverage on the news. One States local official indicated they did not want to appear like a 3rd world country, well wake up, it is happening! Some of these tent cities are being closed down, where are the people being moved to? Are states taking a look at their current homeless facilities or strategies? Thank goodness that citizens make news with their own videos.
Stories come and go , the important ones rarely are covered.