Archive | November 2010

Bees in Brooklyn Hives Mysteriously Turn Red – NYTimes.com

Bees in Brooklyn Hives Mysteriously Turn Red – NYTimes.com.

Imagine if animals began behaving like humans?  Even more than they do now.  This is an article about bees who seem to prefer junk food to “real” food.

I think it’s tragic in a way because maybe the bees don’t know  better.  After all the senses (whether human or not) are the main interface between reality and decision.  If the bees don’t have the capacity to evaluate their sensory input then they are at the whim of their environment.  And if their environment contains a Maraschino Cherry factory or fields of pesticide laden crops, well the bees will do what is in their nature to do.  And we humans will get to see more clearly our effects in the world.

Bob White Systems

Bob White Systems.

 

This is a short and great read on the future (which is now the present) of Vermont.  Dairy farming is the framework here but the concept of small and in-scale business can be applied to anything.
Vermont is uniquely positioned to take advantage of Micro-Business.

Call of The Ringing Cedars | Reality Sandwich

“According to official statistics, in 1999 more than 35 million families 105 million people, or 71% of countrys population owned a dacha or a subsidiary plot and were cultivating it… The 35 million plots of these families occupy more than 8 million hectares and provide 92% of Russias harvest of potatoes, 77% of its vegetables, 87% of berries and fruits, 59.4% of meat, and 49.2% of milk.”

via Call of The Ringing Cedars | Reality Sandwich.

Vermont Irrelevance

Irrelevance Vermont

 

it’s not that we need new laws

 

it’s that we need to uphold justice

 

but listen to what EVERYONE is saying

 

if you don’t own yourself

I’m pretty sure

they don’t own you either

 

Vermont Irrelevance

Everyone that’s been in Vermont less than 10 years

straight

is strategizing

 

straight

 

strategizing

 

EVERYONE

 

and look around at all the master strategists

trying to orchestrate your lives

because they can’t orchestrate

their own

like a shunned prom queen

 

Vermont Irrelevance

I think there are more people with sense

and compassion

than not

 

and I think those people need to get together over sense

 

because blood is coming

and it could be worked out

 

Vermontirrelevance

 

while all the slow pokes are

addressing the challenges of our state

 

the world is flying by

 

there must not be challenges –

there must not be

 

what would it look like

if there were no challenges

 

Vermont Irrelevance

 

All screaming about victory

victory

 

A real victory would be living in full recognition of who you are and your value in the world

 

But not us…victory for us

 

Victory is the allowance of our recognition

from those who have no right to allow

who has a right to allow you

to recognize yourself

 

and we shout victory victory victory

 

vermont irrelevance

Nerve

I awoke today with different eyes

And before I returned to where I sat

I flew

and saw the world and saw myself

and saw children playing and laughing

but that was not the thing

that was not the thing

the laughter, I know now, is just a distraction

all that we think

all that we think we are

all that we think we are

is just a distraction

I awoke from my flight and could no longer see

I returned into my body and felt the confines

and the comfort

and the loss of expanse

but it wasn’t a sad loss

nothing was sad

there is no sadness

even when I choose it

I touched god

and I want to go back

 

How can there be 46 miles of nerves in the human body

how can it fit

I am a nerve

of billions

and I am aware.

The Wrong Side Of Hope

I am afraid I can never go back and so I never go on

And when the false floor drops you either swim

or you hang

Sometimes you have a friend who kicks open the door

and sometimes they shake it enough

so that it falls open

exposing the universes

 

What is it to turn away

just for an instant

to turn away and back to what you know

even if what you know is silence

and blankness

nothing

is your protection

just for a second an instant

you turn away

 

what is anticipation

 

and hope

in the wrong hands

can be most evil

The Answer NOW…READ, SHARE, ACT!

BuR5T – Issue #1, November 1, 2010

Tomorrow is the most significant day in all of human history.  Really, it is.  Contained in this letter is the reason why, the answer to why.  I am going to tell you how to achieve the revolution, bloodlessly, free, and with all the power and force of a million man army.  Do not put this letter down.  You will need to take action but first read.

There is an answer.

There is no way to fix what is wrong in America (and the world) by using our current mechanism of government and in fact it is not government that is the problem but this form, our form of government that prevents us from clearly seeing and experiencing the problem.  Our government today creates false problems because it must.  If our government didn’t create false problems we as a populace could more clearly begin to see the truth.  We live in a world of savage competition for the human spirit and the team that wants to crush it down and grind it into the dirt is winning.

I will give you the answer.

But first you must understand the responsibilities of victory.  America is the most noble and shining example of humanity’s attempt to allow freedom of spirit.  Even today and even though we are still greater than we realize we have opportunities for expression unavailable in other parts the world.  This is why America was founded.  The freedom of human expression is the highest most honorable and most natural state.  It is not a state of static, big guns type of power it is a way of living.  It is a way of living that allows for learning and human contact and interaction and growth.  It is a state that is in peril today, deep peril and it is so because we all, you, me, your parents, my parents, their parents, their parents and their parents etc…were not able or willing to stand up MORE.  Because we compromised.  Because we felt that others had a better understanding than we did about how to live.  The bottom line:  you have given up the responsibility of living like a human being.  Are you angry at that statement?  Good.  Check your disguise, if you weren’t a criminal of your own soul you wouldn’t feel angry about it.  And anger is good, but not as a way of life, anger is a good burst, a good way to get you out into the world and on the path to human again.

And so now, the responsibilities of victory.  What happens when we win, and we will win, we can win, it will be clear to you.  Our society is like life inside a giant hurricane.  Today that is what life is like, constant fear, constant pounding, constant damage control, constant threats of death and destruction, constant actual death and destruction, short foresight, immediacy of action, hurry, hurry, hurry before we go insane.  No wonder people want to be sedated.  We will, by this victory, stop the hurricane.  Immediately we will stop the hurricane.  And the veil will be lifted and the sun will shine on every part of our life again and with the light will come the revelation of truth and with the revelation of truth will come the despair of ignorance.  You have ignored your truth for so long, you have ignored the truth that has been all around you.  If it makes you feel better and feeling better is where you need to be to motivate yourself to make the necessary changes you may tell yourself that life in a hurricane is rough, it is impossible to see, you may tell yourself that by virtue of your own heroic actions of late you have been a prime mover in blowing apart the hurricane of our old life and of creating the sunshine and the renewed gift of truth.  Your responsibility now is to never lose sight of that truth, to never lose sight of the struggle.  Your responsibility is to begin to address the destruction that has been created and so ingrained in all of us for so long.  Your responsibility now is to honor your healing, honor yourself and honor your fellow humans.  Your responsibility now is to never compromise your value again, to never allow the destruction of a hurricane to touch the souls of your children.  What will happen after our victory – it is too vast to specify, the damage will be immense and deeply spread there will be more a need now for heros than even before.  There will be more need now for purpose than even before.  You will witness the silent, quieted battle field and all of the injured and mutilated.  Your responsibility now is to care for the injured and honor the mutilated.  Your responsibility after our victory is to clean up the mess and to plant the seeds for a vision that will never suffer the hurricane again.

I will give you the answer.

But first you must know the practicality of the solution.  You must have some information that allows success.  And it will be successful if the following things are achieved.

1-This letter must reach people at such a staggering rate as to put any celebrity murder video on You Tube to shame.  This letter and it’s journey must first, before securing victory for the people must first set an example of the priority of humanity and take the place of fads and violence on display.  It must rocket around the country so that all children thus forth can see where it is our priorities truly lie.

2-Time is  perfect.  Now.  Do it now.  This letter could not have come out earlier.  There is no consideration that it is too late in fact it is just the opposite, when you hear the final conclusion and when you put it into practice you will see how perfectly timed the letter is.  Do it now.

3-Talk with others NOW about this, use electronic means only as a last resort but do not avoid them.  Talk with people so you know who is on board because it will be important, later, to know.  Plan, in your own mind, what it will be like after the victory, vision your own responsibilities and how you will best carry them and share them.

4-Build community.  It doesn’t matter what phase you are in in community building.  Do it more.  Community will be the back bone of our survival after the victory.  It will be how we clean up and grow.  Community will be how we take back the responsibility that we have all thrown down.

5-Secure all voting places.  We are coming to the answer and you will understand.  You must secure all the voting places.  You must have a representative present when votes are tallied and even when boxes are locked, transported etc.  Through every bit of the process there must be someone who believes in our victory there to monitor.

6-Be prepared for violence.  It will come.  The forces that have created the hurricane and have nurtured it for so long make their living and their life from it’s destruction.  They will not go quietly.  But, and this is vital, they will go easily.  All that will be left for them to demonstrate and for all the world to witness will be their response to our inevitable victory.  They will have no legitimacy because you will have ensured it, they will only have left to them pure power and pure power is always, always thwarted by compassionate intelligence.  You must figure it out for yourself but you must never resort to compromise of our victory and for the principles behind it, lead by the free expression of the human spirit.

So are you ready?

It is simple, free even “legal”.  There is not one physical encumbrance to achieving the most thorough victory.  In fact when you see the single word encapsulation of the answer you may even have a notion to immediately stop and in disgust move on to something else…Do not do that.  Read the explanation and make your decision.  The answer my fellow humans, is to vote and not just vote but vote a certain way.  Everyone, everyone, everyone, everyone must vote, vote, vote, vote.  And when you vote, you must vote for only those who have no incumbency and no affiliation to major parties.  Your vote is the natural vaccination and now you have the ability to see what it is you would truly be vaccinating against…it is not the people that matter in this respect.  It is not the people who are our enemies or our friends in this example.  It is what the people represent.  It is what the people represent that your vote will be vaccinating us against.  It is what the person who calls himself a democrat or a republican represent.  It is what the person who calls himself an independent (or some other name you have never heard) represents.  You need not wonder or worry who these others are that you have never heard of, parties you have never heard of are what we want.  We want to elect people, not belief systems.  We want to elect people, not dogma.  We want to elect people who have independent minds like us because anyone like that would not have imposition of their values onto mine on their minds.  The answer my friends and fellow Americans and fellow Vermonters and fellow people is to vote for anyone who doesn’t represent the status quo AND TO DO SO IN SUCH NUMBERS THAT ON WEDNESDAY MORNING WHEN WE AWAKE WILL BE FREE OF THE TWO PARTY SYSTEM.  FREE FROM THE INCUMBENTS WHO HAVE LED US HERE.  FREE AND TERRIFIED.  And let that terror, like realizing you’ve actually gotten what you asked for, let that terror sit with you and do not be afraid of it, it cannot hurt you.  Imagine the message we can all send.  And imagine who will be receiving the message.  It will not be republican or democrat or incumbent that is the end user of the message.  Imagine who will truly get the message when we wake up on Wednesday and we are no longer living in a two party system.  Where the voice of humanity will ring in all places imagine the feeling when you know that your brothers and sisters in California, Colorado, Texas, Connecticut, Vermont, Georgia and everywhere achieved the same results.  Imagine the unity and the power that would come with a message like this.  Truly imagine.  There is not much time and that is by design.  Consider nothing to be sacred except your actions, which are your beliefs made real.  Make this happen.  Make this happen.  You can.

PS:  To any candidate who finds him or herself in the position of having been elected where they previously had no chance know now that you are the product of the peoples choice and that you will be held accountable to that choice and to the ideal that drove that choice, the ideal of the freedom of human expression.  Your choice now is to bring the people together.  You have been elected because you had the courage and exhibited the effort to achieve what you have, but you never would have been elected had it not been for the people.  You must call a meeting, bring all those the voted for you and not for the others together, quickly, now and decide how you are going to do it.

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