Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Why Worry?

Ninety percent of the things we tend to worry about we have no control over, so why worry about them?

I believe God is very much alive and knows our every need; He has a reason for the drama that is unfolding therefore, He doesn't need to hear any fear and doubts from me. As long as I trust God to be in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about?

"If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you." Calvin Coolidge

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles,
but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly." Buddha

"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia." Charles Schultz

We live in a culture where everyone seems to worry. Turn on the news – someone got shot, there’s mercury in the fish we eat, the cows have got BSE, a new super-flu is coming, terrorists are regrouping, … On and on it goes. If you take all of this stuff seriously, it’s likely that you’ll never go out, never eat, never travel, never take any kind of risk at all.

Things never happen the way you imagine. When you worry, you are predicting the future. You are saying, "I know that things will turn out badly." But this just isn’t the case. You have no idea how the future is going to turn out, except to say that it will not be what you think it will be. So why worry?

Worry means you give away your power. Some people are so entrenched in worry that they cannot see any other way to live. But worry robs you of your power to be proactive. The truth is that you are in control and you can choose how to react to situations, so why choose to give that power away so easily and so unconsciously?

Worrying is completely unproductive. Why waste your energy doing something that gets you nowhere. On a treadmill at least you get some exercise, but worry is a truly pointless activity. Spend your time and energy on something more useful.

Worry distorts reality. We live in an age where people live longer, have better access to health care, have more opportunity for personal and professional growth, more chance to travel, greater access to information and lifelong education, and many other wonderful things. Yes, there are risks and potential dangers, but worry magnifies these disproportionately and blinds us to the wonders of our age.

Worrying is bad for your health. Worry is not a normal state of mind, and it adversely affects your health, even your physical health. When you worry, physical changes are happening in your body which are very damaging. It increases stress which can increase blood pressure, cause higher levels of stomach acid, cause muscle tension and headaches, among many other things.

Worry is not natural. Do little children worry? Do animals worry? Do all adults worry? There is nothing inherent in being human that means you have to worry. Worry is a pathology, a distortion of our natural, healthy state.

Do you know the most frequent instruction given in the Bible? Surprisingly, it is not ‘love one another’ or ‘love God’ or anything like that. It is simply ‘do not be afraid.’ I don’t know how many times it appears, but I’ve seen estimates between 100 and 366 times. You don’t have to be religious to realize that this is good advice.

So how can we break out of this worry habit? Like all habits, it might not be easy to do, but there are some clear, simple and effective steps you can take to eliminate worry from your life.

Realize that you are in control. In The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Steven Covey tells us that the first step to a better life is the realization that we are free to choose how to react to circumstances. Worry is a choice – it’s inside our own head and, as such, it is within the sphere of our own influence.

Recognize that worry is a habit. Like all habits, there is a momentum to worry, and it might not be easy to break away from this, especially if you’ve been a worrier all your life. But it’s possible to change any habit.

Keep things in perspective. E. Joseph Crossman said, "If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today." Are you still worrying about those things? Will all this stuff matter a 100 years from now?

Face your fears. Nelson DeMille said that "Somehow our devils are never quite what we expect when we meet them face to face." After you do something that scares you, you’ll probably find it wasn’t as bad as you thought. With time, all your worry will dissipate.

Poetry: " Fear and Worry " with Song:

Jason Mraz -The Remedy(I Won't Worry) (live)

The Everly Brothers - Why Worry?

Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy

Remember I love you.
Auf Wiedersehen

People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Take no one for granted and embrace all equally with joy!
Julie A. Manhan ...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Thank God for my friends

I am grateful for all those who think of me as their friend, and especially of those pure of hearts that I can fall back on in time of need. And this is one of those times!

So for your benefit with no further delay, here are a few insightful post from two of my very special angels.

Welcome to my blog
- the place through which I hope to share my thoughts, opinions and different perspectives of life.

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway ...

If you are kind, People may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives ;
Be kind anyway...

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies ;
Succeed anyway ...

If you are honest and frank , people may cheat you ;
Be honest and frank anyway ...

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight ;
Build anyway ...

If you find serenity and happiness , they may be jealous ;
Be happy anyway ...

The good you do today , people will often forget tomorrow ;
Do good anyway ...

Give the world the best you have , and it may never be enough ;
Give the world the best you've got anyway ...

You see, in the final analysis,
It is between you and God ;
It was never between you and them anyway ...

written by Mother Teresa(1910-1997)

Bai Maleiha B. Candao
Cotabato City, Central Mindanao, Philippines

Bai Maleiha is a focused writer who espouses justice, peace and interfaith unity in the midst of the decaying moral and cultural fibers of many people owing to political vindictiveness, power struggle and hypocritical pro-poor concerns masking vested interest and self- promotion.

She used to edit and publish her own community paper,"The New Mindanao Kris", from 1997 to 2001. At the height of the 2000 Mindanao war, she allied with her fellow journalists to call for peace.
Do unto others
Originally uploaded by Princess Activist

Do unto others
goodness of an act
Offer the flowers
in your garden
Let sweet thoughts be haven
For lost and lonely souls

Do wear before others
the crown in your smile
Let fragile souls
be touched with serenity
Calmness and sincerity
a permanent tranquility..

The Golden rule,
must be embed
Value your words
Be good
Do unto others
What you want
Done unto you..

Great minds of governments
Great poets of humanity
Great parents of the world
Rule with such golden words..

It is a rule
By God and just men
For goodness must win
At all cost
At all times

Do unto others
The best deeds
The best acts
Do unto others
sweetness beyond life
Extend kindness
Forever be just
Do unto others
The gift of love
For God is love
Of thy golden life...

People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Take no one for granted and embrace all equally with joy!
Julie A. Manhan ...

Monday, April 27, 2009

An Engineered Virus?

On 23rd April the world became aware of a very strange new .swine flu

It pains me to post the following blog article, because the special few who read my blog, come here to be uplifted, and not to be traumatized by more bad news. I have doubts myself this Will be of much help to anyone. Yet I remember stifling my warnings about the collapsing economy, because it was making me very unpopular, even with my kinfolks, who lost almost a million dollars in the stock crash. For some; you my wish to stop reading at this point. I have no way of knowing how true this is; but it does not look good.

Mexican Swine Flu - An Advanced Biowar Event
Mexican Swine Flu
An Advanced Biowar Event
That Will Be Bigger Than 9/11

On 23 rd April 2009 the world began to become aware of a very strange new version of swine flu H1N1 in Mexico with limited cases in Texas and California. By the morning of the 24th of April, we began to hear that there were hundreds of sick and 20 or so dead. By late in the day, we have learned that over 1,000 are now reported ill and over 60 are reported dead. There are solid reasons to suspect that this new Mexican Swine Flu is NOT a naturally occurring event but instead is an Advanced Biological Warfare recombination DNA genetically engineered virus.

Here is what we know of the virus so far. This virus has already gone international having crossed the border from Mexico to America. All schools in Mexico City have been canceled, millions of students told to stay home due to Mexican Swine Flu. Sick victims of this strange new virus are currently reported in California and Texas. Over 60 deaths reported in Mexico (could be substantially higher considering the state of Mexican health care and reporting).

Young healthy adults seem to be the most at risk. This is similar to the deadest killer flu in history, Spanish Flu in 1918. Most if not all nations with advanced biological warfare programs have been interested in recreating the Spanish Flu DNA sequence and several are reported to have done so.

The new Mexican Swine Flu has elements of DNA from the following: avian flu, human flu Type A, human flu Type B, Asian swine flu, and European swine flu. A strange combination never seen before and having less than 1/10% chance of being a natural event. Human and animal viruses from four or more continents suddenly recombine in a new flu during a non-flu season that spreads from human-to-human with a 10% fatality rating.

Over 1,000 reported infected in Mexico; true rate may be much higher. Mexico City seems to be the epicenter of the new virus. Mexico City has 20 million citizens, most terribly poor. Mexico City is notorious for its poor sanitation and public health. "Don't drink the water" has been the byword in Mexico City for decades. It is the perfect breading ground for an explosive growth of this new killer virus. Mexico City has closed all schools, public gatherings, public buildings. People are wearing medical masks on the streets. The government has announced a massive new emergency swine flu vaccination program that will be, at best, either totally non-effective or of very limited effect, and could be, at worst, a deadly option for patients. It is thought that the authorities are trying to contain public panic by announcing the vaccination program.

Both the World Health Organization and the US CDC (Center for Disease Control) have announced, today/24th April, that they are 'very concerned' about a global pandemic developing out of this new disease. Based on advanced biowargaming projections, it is already too late to stop the global spread of this new killer disease. Based on the three waves of Spanish Flu, the latter ones being more lethal, fatality rates may range from approximately 10% to 40% or so in later waves. More people could die in America, Mexico, Canada, Europe, and globally from Mexican Swine Flu than died in World War II.

This new flu is a lab created advanced biological warfare DNA genetically engineered virus that either: (1) Escaped accidentally from a lab; or (2) was deliberately released by a nation or non-state organization or a well-trained individual.

If there is a positive side to this coming global disaster, it may force governments to quickly come to grips with containing advanced biowar attacks. This is of considerable short term importance as Israel is apt to attack Iran by no later than mid-July 2009. The Iranians, having hired a large number of key ex-Soviet advanced biowar scientists 18 years ago and having spent billions on their asymmetrical MAD (mutually assured destruction) counter-force, are expected to respond to any significant attack on Iran with a biowar attack on Israel, North America, and Europe using in-place agents and dozens of genetically engineered viruses, many with very high projected kill rates.

This event is an advanced biological warfare event. It is far more important than 9/11 and, by itself, could bring deaths in such magnitudes as to exceed the number of deaths from all causes in the Second World War.


Readers: Please post this to as many sites as you can. Help get the word out ASAP.

Microbiologists suggest it is also possible to enhance antibiotic resistance of pathogens and their virulence, make them harder to detect, diagnose and treat. What else will Devil's toolbox of genomics bring?

There have been many suggestions: stealth viruses that could be introduced covertly into the genomes of a given population, and then triggered later by a signal, ‘designer diseases’, and bio-warfare agents in agriculture such as the Fusarium used against drug plantations in Colombia and elsewhere.

The human genome sequence is well on its way to completion. There could be misuse of large scale databases containing information on specific populations, such as the human DNA ‘BioBank’ planned in Britain, similar to ones in Iceland, Tonga and Sweden. And DNA collections of indigenous peoples have been accumulating in university laboratories under the disreputable Human Genome Diversity Project.

Specific genetic variants of receptors for regulatory and signaling molecules could be targeted. There is also increasing potential for manipulating the immune system, already being done in the course of seemingly innocent research on viruses (see later). Another suggestion is to use inhibitory RNA molecules to switch off key genes in an organism, again, a procedure employed in legitimate research in trying to understand gene regulation and the development of the simple worm, C. elegans.

In agriculture, the rice genome sequence drafts have just been announced, which will serve as a ‘rosetta stone’ to eventually unravel the genomes of all the other major cereals.

At the same time, complete sequence of more than 70 major bacterial, fungal and parasitic pathogens of human, animals and plants will be delivered in the next year or two. Hundreds of viral sequences are already available, and information on antibiotic and drug resistance, virulence, and toxins will increase the possibilities of creating new more deadly recombinants to attack humans and crops.

As the function of half of all genes in pathogens and the human and rice genomes are still unknown, genomics research will expand the possibilities for bio-weaponry. One application would be the targeting specific ethnic groups, if the human genome sequence has any genetic variants that can be used to absolutely define racial groups. Although most of the human genetic diversity is found within populations. However it will be wrong to rule out this possibility.

The threat of biological warfare is real, and genetic engineering and genomics have the potential to greatly increase its scope.

While I doubt we are witnessing the final genocide of the Native American peoples, this new killer bug seems to be hitting this ethnic group the hardest, and that may place my kinfolk at a higher risk.

Contrary to general belief, there is little or no effective defence against biological weapons. Events following the anthrax attacks have shown up huge inadequacies in coping with bio-warfare.

I pray this is not so, there are only a few nations that have this kind of ability to do such a horrendous crime to humanity. If a smoking gun is found it could be the start of world war III.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Legend of the First Woman

A Cherokee Legend
For a time the man was very happy on the Earth. He roamed around and ate the fruits and berries and he visited the animals and he saw all his homeland. There was much to learn and the Earth was beautiful. But before long the man grew discontented and he became very unhappy. He didn't know what this disease was, but it was a disease we still have, he was bored.

When he got bored, he used his mind and strength differently. He shot arrows at the deer without really needing to. He picked the plants and didn't use them. He tore up the animal's dens just to see if he could do it. And soon the animals became concerned about the new creature.

The animals called a council meeting to try to determine what to do. They said they thought this creature was supposed to have respect for other creatures, that he was given a mind. A little insect said, "Wait, you haven't thought this out. The Great One made him; let's ask him what to do." This seemed to be a good idea. They called to the Great One to help them with the new "superior" creature.

The owl said, "You told us the man had a mind and he is to respect us." The deer said, " I don't want to be disrespectful, but you told us the man would need more of us deer than any other animal. If he keeps killing us like he is now, very soon there won't be any deer left."

"Oh," said the Great One, "thank you, thank you. I had not thought about something I left out in this man."

The bear said, "Look at him right now. He's lying out in the sun with his face up. No animal will sleep right out in the open. We all know to go into a private, guarded place to rest."

The Great One said, "Yes, there is something missing because I was in such an excited hurry to make him. But I know now what is missing."

"Stand back" he said. He made a green plant to grow up tall. The plant grew up right over the man's heart, up toward Galunti. It was a plant with long, graceful leaves and then an ear and a golden tassel. Above the tall plant was a woman, a beautiful, tall, brown woman growing from the stalk of corn.

The man woke up and thought he was dreaming. He rubbed his eyes and said, "This is not true. In a minute, I'll wake up and be just as bored as I was before. Oh, I am so lonely."

The Great One sort of kicked him in the behind. "Get up you lazy thing," the Great One said. "Be a man for your lady." Now no one had any reason to think this man was a mannerly individual. Recently he had certainly not been acting like a real gentleman. But we don't have to be taught manners. We need someone to expect the best from us and we use the manners the Great One has already given us. So the man got up and brushed himself off and gallantly offered his hand to the woman who came down from the stalk of corn.

The woman said, "No, wait a minute." The man didn't argue or huff. He just waited until she asked. She reached up and pulled two good ears of corn to take with her. Then she said, "I'm ready." Do you know why she wanted the corn? She couldn't have known yet that the corn would be an important food. She just knew that she had sprung from the corn and she needed to take something of her heritage with her.

The Great One remembered that although each man will sometimes need to be alone, each man will also need companionship to be his best.

Over a period of time, the man and the woman built a home where they kept the corn for planting. The next spring she planted her corn and it grew into a beautiful plant. It was probably the next year that she noticed a large bird who became sacred to the Cherokee, a large bird who stays usually on the ground. We call this bird a turkey. The turkey became sacred to the Cherokee because they could watch what he ate, and then they would know it was safe to eat.

One morning the woman noticed the turkey eating the tender corn. She knew then the corn was food and it was time to eat the corn. That evening she set a pottery pot of corn in the middle of her cook fire. She covered the pot with a curve of chestnut bark. When the man came in to eat his fish stew, she didn't tell him what she had cooked. She just pulled an ear of corn from the pot and pealed it back so he could smell it. He thought it was the best aroma he had ever smelled and he began to eat the first corn of the spring.

I would not be so primitive, if it were not for something missing in my life.

People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Take no one for granted and embrace all equally with joy!
Julie A. Manhan ...

Saturday, April 25, 2009

For My Beautiful Sister Paula

The Hidden One
A Micmac Legend

A long time ago, in a village by a lake, there lived a great hunter who was invisible. He was called the Hidden One. It was known that any young woman who could see him would become his bride.

Many were the hopeful young women who visited his wigwam at the far end of the village. Each was tested by the hunter's sister, who was called the Patient One. But years passed, and none succeeded.

In the same village lived two sisters who had lost their mother. The younger sister had a good heart, but the older one was jealous and cruel. While their father was out hunting, the older sister would torment the younger one, holding her down and burning her arms and face with sticks from the fire.

"Don't you dare tell our father," she would say, "or next time will be worse!"

When the father came home, he would ask in dismay, "Why is she burnt again?"

The older sister would answer, "The stupid, clumsy thing! She was playing with the fire, just like you told her not to!"

The father would turn to the younger. "Is this true?"

But she only bit her lip and said nothing.

After awhile she had so many scars, she was called Little Scarface. She lost her long braids too, when her sister singed them off. And she had to go barefoot and wear rags, for her sister would not allow her any skins to make moccasins or new clothes.

Of course, the sister made up all different reasons to tell their father. And he would shake his head in sorrow and disappointment.

One day, the older sister put on her finest clothes and many shiny strings of shell beads.

"Do you know what I'm doing?" she asked Little Scarface. "I'm going to marry the Hidden One. Of course, that's something you could never dream of."

Little Scarface bowed her head.

When the older sister reached the wigwam at the edge of the village, she was greeted by the sister of the hunter.

"You are welcome," said the Patient One. "My brother will return soon from the hunt. Come help me prepare the evening meal."

The two of them worked awhile, until the sun was nearly down. Then the Patient One led the young woman to the shore of the lake.

"My brother comes," the Patient One said, pointing along the shore. "Do you see him?"

The young woman saw no one, but she had decided to pretend. "Of course. There he is now!"

The eyes of the Patient One narrowed. "And what is his shoulder strap?"

"A strip of rawhide," said the young woman, thinking it a safe guess.

The Patient One frowned. "Let us return to the wigwam."

They had just finished making the meal when a deep voice said, "Greetings, my sister."

The young woman jumped in surprise. She stared at the entrance but saw no one.

"Greetings, my brother," replied the Patient One.

As the young woman watched with wide eyes, a moccasin appeared in mid-air and dropped to the floor, followed by another. A moment later, bits of food were rising from a birch-bark tray near the fire and vanishing into an invisible mouth.

The young woman turned to the Patient One. "When will our wedding take place?"

The Patient One turned to her angrily. "What wedding? Do you think my brother would marry a liar and a fool?"

The young woman ran crying from the wigwam.

All the next morning she stayed in bed, weeping and sobbing. Then Little Scarface came to her.

"Sister, let me have skins to make moccasins and new clothes. It is my turn to visit the Hidden One."

"How dare you!" screamed the sister. She jumped up and slapped Little Scarface, knocking her to the floor. "Are you so stupid to think you can do what I couldn't? Even if you saw him, do you think he'd marry a pathetic thing like you?"

She sank back to the bed in tears.

Little Scarface sat huddled for a long time, listening to her sister howl and sob. Then she rose and said again, "It is my turn to visit the Hidden One."

Her sister stopped crying and stared in amazement.

Little Scarface went to her father's chest and took out an old pair of moccasins. She put them on her own small feet.

Then she went out into the woods. She chose a birch tree and carefully stripped off the bark in a single sheet. From this she made a suit of clothes, which she put on in place of her rags.

Then she started back through the village.

"Look at Little Scarface!" yelled a boy. "She's dressed like a tree!"

"Hey, Little Scarface," a young man called, "are those moccasins big enough for you?"

"I don't believe it!" an old woman said. "She's on her way to the Hidden One!"

"Little Scarface," called a young woman, "did you burn yourself and cut off your hair to look pretty for him?"

Ignoring their taunts and laughter, Little Scarface walked on till she reached the wigwam at the village edge.

The Patient One regarded the young woman with surprise, but she told her, "You are welcome."

Little Scarface helped prepare the evening meal. When the sun was nearly down, the Patient One led her to the lake.

"My brother comes," the Patient One told her. "Do you see him?"

Little Scarface gazed along the shore. "I'm not sure..."

Then her eyes lit in wonder. "Yes, I see him! But how can there be such a one?"

The Patient One looked at her curiously. "What is his shoulder strap?"

"His shoulder strap the Rainbow!"

The Patient One's eyes grew wide. "And his bowstring?"

"His bowstring is...the Milky Way!"

The Patient One smiled. "Let us return."

When they reached the wigwam, the Patient One took the strange clothes off Little Scarface and washed her with water from a special jar. The young woman's scars disappeared, leaving her skin shining and smooth. A magic comb made the young woman's hair grow quickly to her waist, ready for braiding.

Then the Patient One opened a chest and took out a beautiful wedding outfit. Little Scarface had just put it on when a deep voice said, "Greetings, my sister."

Little Scarface turned to the entrance and stared at the magnificent young hunter. As their eyes met, she saw the surprise in his.

"Greetings, my brother," said the Patient One. "You are discovered!"

The Hidden One walked over to Little Scarface and took her hands in his. "For years I have waited to find a woman of pure heart and brave spirit. Only such a one could see me. And now you shall be my bride."

So they were married. And from then on, Little Scarface had a new name -- the Lovely One. For she too had been hidden, and now was hidden no mor

Friday, April 24, 2009

New LapTop Blues

My big ass computer is down, with 4 hard drives it is three computers in one huge tower, it seemed indestructible, but it had one weak link, the mouse. Something killed the little bastard. It worked fine until I downloaded the latest AVG. Now I am stuck with using this fancy mouseless laptop from hell, and it is driving me nuts! It seems to have a mind of it's own, and will jump around when I am in the middle of writing something. Like just as I was writing this; it jumped up and erased my title then posted it's self. As if the little upstart could not wait to tell the world that the king was dead. I miss the big guy, There are no games to play, and the sound quality of music on the LT sucks. Yet it did jump into a song I like very much, and I would like share it with a girl that I feel very close to. As we are both graduates from hell. And I was deeply moved by what I both heard and saw! I find myself asking what is true beauty?? Susan Boyle (1) of 2: Cry Me A River - Julie London 1956: And now, Susan Boyle (2) of 2!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

E-mail Humor

Laughter is the best medicine

1. The roundest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi.

2. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.

3. She was only a whisky maker, but he loved her still.

4. A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class because it was a weapon of math disruption.

5. The butcher backed into the meat grinder and got a little behind in his work.

6. No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

7. A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering.

8. A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart.

9. Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.

10. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

11. A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall. The police are looking into it.

12. Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

13. Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat said to the other, "You stay here; I'll go on a head."

14. I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger. Then it hit me.

15. A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab center said: "Keep off the Grass."

16. A small boy swallowed some coins and was taken to a hospital. When his grandmother telephoned to ask how he was, a nurse said, "No change yet."

17. A chicken crossing the road is poultry in motion.

19. The short fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.

20. The man who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.

21. A backward poet writes inverse.

22. In democracy it's your vote that counts. In feudalism it's your count that votes.

23. When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of religion.

24. Don't join dangerous cults: Practice safe sects!

I will get by with a little help from my friends!

People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Take no one for granted and embrace all equally with joy!
Julie A. Manhan ...

Monday, April 20, 2009

Homegrown Tomatoes

As Kate Pevensie said: "A tender ballad. May all hear this song and live by its wise words. ;)"
Homegrown Tomatoes by Guy Clark. Sorry there was no video with the song, but here is one of Guy at his best.

As I was looking up one of my favorite Guy Clark songs, (Boats to Build). I spotted a young girl playing on a guitar, and wondered who she was; so I did what I do best and ........!
Wow, this little girl is brilliant! Come Together - Sungha Jung

This YouTube Link, should keep you entertained for hours.

gmn52 said:
"This song was recorded by Jimmy Dean, Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, and others. It's special to hear it done by the writer I think. Of all the versions his is my favorite. It's quite a deep song if you listen to it. Jerry Also wrote the old Porter Waggoner song, Misery Loves Company".
Jerry Reed "A Thing called Love"

People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Take no one for granted and embrace all equally with joy!
Julie A. Manhan ...

Saturday, April 18, 2009

A Nation of Assassins

It was Twenty seven years ago, one of America s secret warriors; who was also a highly decorated veteran of World War Two, Korea and Vietnam. entrusted me with secrets that for many years made me fear for my life, for he was no ordinary man. Indeed his misplaced patriotism made him a war criminal by any standard. As a high level C.I.A. field operative, free to Terminate with extreme prejudice, he helped to direct the infamous CIA operation known as the phoenix program, which tried to stop the communist movement in Vietnam. In 1971, William Colby, head of CIA in Vietnam, testified the number killed was 20,857. South Vietnamese government figures were 40,994 dead. CIA officer Ted Shackley managed (600 military and (40-50) CIA liaison officers) who were working with South Vietnamese officers in 44 provinces. Now mind you even though I checked his valid credentials; I have only his word that he was in the Dallis Texas rail yard when the President was assassinated. This man had proved his valor in combat many times, yet I could see fear in his eyes as he conversed with me in the lowest whisper about his dark past. Yes many times I have ask myself what was he doing with a team of C.I.A. assassins in a Texas rail yard on the day President Kennedy was killed? His only reply was that it was much to dangerous for me to know. However when he was drinking heavy, there were a few things that he would talk about.

* President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by a group of conspirators who were at the highest level. And that the officially accused Lee Harvey Oswald was just an innocent fall guy, and the junk rifle that is said to be his, had not the clip needed to hold the ammunition. He also said the bullet that killed Kennedy was not fired from an open window.

* The JFK conspirators were also behind the assassination of Kennedy's brother, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, several years later. (Manchurian Candidate?)

* Martin Luther King was assassinated because of his pro communist leanings, and opposition to the Vietnam War, not because of racism.

Beyond Vietnam: 40 Years Later

Monday, April 13, 2009

Thought of the Creator

Thought of the Creator.

Alan Watts: A Conversation with Myself.

What do you think?

People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Take no one for granted and embrace all equally with joy!
Julie A. Manhan ...

Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Easter Every Bunny

May you be blessed by the fertility goddess, and may she bless me with a fertile woman! Our long history of creating gods and goddesses is only our primitive attempt to compartmentalize the Great Mystery. One cannot fathom the unfathomable.

If we could put aside all tradition, and seek in our hearts to know only the love and divine will of the Great Spirit; we would see all efforts to dress God in the vain dogma of religion is not necessary. This is why I can feel at home with all the religions of the world. because I know the one true and Living God works around our various religions, not through them. No doubt God's love is moving on you heart as you read this, do not be afraid my friend. Enjoy the moment, and say hello to the One who loves you the most. Then you will start to see all men as your brothers.

People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Take no one for granted and embrace all equally with joy!
Julie A. Manhan ...

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Internet Gibberish??

Love is an active process and way of living. Love is a way of thinking. Love is a spiritual path. If we are willing to risk opening our hearts and minds, we will find ourselves in a universe that we never knew existed. Binding our heart with others and finding Love's supernatural strength uncovers what is so precious about life. Love is what gives life its color and fills us with its meaning. It's what keeps us sane and feeds our soul. As we build a loving relationships we allow ourselves to love people for who they are, not in spite of it.

Never be dismayed at your own faintheartedness in pursuing love, and meanwhile do not even be very agitated by your own audacious acts. I am sorry that I cannot say anything more comforting, for active love is a harsh and fearful thing compared with love in dreams. Love in dreams thirsts for immediate action, quickly performed, and with everyone watching. Indeed, it will go so far as the giving of even one's life, provided it does not take long but is soon over, as on statge, and everyone is looking on and praising. Whereas active love is labor and perserverance, and for some people, perhaps, a whole science. But I predict that even in that very moment when you see with horror that despire all your efforts, you not only have not come nearer your goal but seem to have gotten farther from it, at that very moment--I predict this to you--you will suddenly reach your goal aqnd will clearly behold over you the wonder-working power of the Creator, who all the while has been loving you, and all the while has been mysteriously guiding you. Try to love your neighbors actively and tirelessly. The more you succeed in loving, the more you'll be convinced of the existence of God and the immortality of your soul. And if you reach complete selflessness in the love of your neighbor, then undoubtedly you will believe, and no doubt will even be able to enter your soul.

People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Take no one for granted and embrace all equally with joy!
Julie A. Manhan ...

Monday, April 06, 2009

Powerful earthquake struck central Italy

"Rescuers are frantically searching for survivors after dozens were killed in a powerful earthquake that struck central Italy, Italian officials say".

I have friends in Italy, alas, there is not much we can do, except to pray that more lives will be saved, and for God's blessing on all those who are now suffering.


People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Take no one for granted and embrace all equally with joy!
Julie A. Manhan ...

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Tea For Revolution Two

The tea parties have started, and are growing fast

U.S. Financial Bailout Hits Taxpayers Hard

Why I tea party like it’s 2099

New York, April 1 (RHC)-- A new report issued in the United States says the cost of the financial bailout through direct spending, loans and aid guarantees has reached $12.8 trillion dollars. The estimate, released by Bloomberg News, points out that the figure amounts to more than $42,000 for every person in the U.S. and approaches the nation's entire economic output last year.

In related news, the Organization for Economic Cooperation (OECD) says that the global economy is in a worse decline than previously thought. The OECD says world trade will drop at least 13 percent this year.

Chief Economist Klaus Schmidt-Hibbel with the Organization for Economic Cooperation called the current crisis the worst recession since the Great Depression.

And in other economic news from the United States, the parent company of the Chicago Sun-Times and 58 other newspapers around the country has filed for bankruptcy protection. The Sun-Times Media Group cited the current economic crisis and hundreds of millions in back taxes stemming from when it was controlled by the jailed media tycoon Conrad Black.

The announcement makes Chicago the first U.S. city to have both major newspapers file for bankruptcy.

Protesters March on Wall Street in Memory of Martin Luther King, Jr.

New York, April 6 (RHC)-- Thousands marched on Wall Street in New York City over the weekend, marking the 41st anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The protesters called into question the economic policies of the United States and paid tribute to Dr. King's work on behalf of the poor and dispossessed.

Leslie Cagan of United For Peace and Justice helped organize the protest. She told reporters that decades of bloated military spending have undermined the economic security of the United States. Cagan pointed out that Washington is "pouring hundreds of billions of dollars year in and year out into war and weapons of mass destruction and military spending."

Demonstrators referred to the legacy of Reverend Martin Luther King, saying that those billion of dollars should be used to reinvest in communities, build schools and create jobs. They said that if King were alive today, he'd call for an end to the bailout of financial institutions and raise his voice to protest the wars of aggression against Iraq and Afghanistan. The civil rights leader was assassinated on April 4, 1968.

In other economic news, newly released documents show Lawrence Summers, one of U.S. President Barack Obama's top economic aides, received nearly $2.7 million in speaking fees last year from several of the financial companies that have received government bailouts. Among the firms paying Summers tens of thousands include JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch.

The documents reveal that Goldman Sachs paid Lawrence Summers $135,000 last April for a single speech. In addition, Summers earned over $5 million working one day a week at the D.E. Shaw hedge fund.

Los Angeles Demonstrations Connect Bailouts to Joblessness and Housing Crisis.


The Obama Assault on Sovereignty

People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Take no one for granted and embrace all equally with joy!
Julie A. Manhan ...

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

The Late, Great, United States of America

"Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm."
—James Madison, Federalist No. 10

The corrupt ideology of Washington, D.C., is now diametrically opposed to that of the Constitution. Where the Constitution was written by men who believed the citizen should be protected from government, Washington is now run by men and women who believe the government should control all. Considering that he voted "Present" 129 times, don't expect anything noble to come from the President. He has the backbone of a snake with a tainted morality and a disastrous Socialist philosophy to go with it.

The Obama Deception HQ Full length version

Hail Obama!

Phil Orenstein said...
"I must admit I remain optimistic. Obama and his team make it so patently obvious that big government collectivism is a total farce, that even The Nation is having buyer's remorse. But what's different today is the groundswell of the hard working, family types who are angered - it's the grassroots rather than Party hacks. The Reagan revolution, the Gingrich Contract with America were all marketed from the party down, whereas the Tea Parties, Glenn Beck's Meetups, marches on Washington are spontaneous revolts, which in my opinion will only get bigger, the more people become aware of the massive gov't takeover. The GlennBeck meetup I attended last week had 30 people, and for the next one, 35 have already signed up.
The giant in the American spirit is waking up".

The Federal Government has totally disregarded the Constitution of The United States. The Federal should divest itself of all bureaucracies for which there is no provision in the Constitution and which such Departments userp States’ Rights. These Departments would include: Department of Agriculture, Department of Educatiion, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Environmental Protection Agency, the ATF. The Federal Reserve is Illegal and is no even a department of the Federal Government, but it is made up of a group of the banking elite governed from London.

People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Take no one for granted and embrace all equally with joy!
Julie A. Manhan ...

Human Rights

Parading down a techno-consumer superhighway into the new millennium, the new electronic age of divine enlightenment has conscripted us to be witnesses to an extraordinary event: a resurgence of activism among indigenous peoples, energetically asserting their international rights not only as individual human beings but as self-determining peoples, unique and independent cultures. They have achieved the “extraordinary” feat of asserting international rights. In many settler societies indigenous activism has been more or less continuous since foreign invasion, though often successfully ignored by the state. Rather than a resurgence, it is simply that current attempts have achieved the more widespread popular and political attention that signals less success in containing dissent. Such as the Maori experience in Aotearoa New Zealand and the Iroquois struggle for independence.

Video empowers human rights activists

The handicam - or hand held video camera - was introduced to the market a decade ago so that the average person could capture family and personal moments on tape. But activists worldwide soon discovered the handicam's potential for their campaigns for justice. Coupled with the increasingly inexpensive digital editing facilities and the rapidly expanding World Wide Web, video has become one of the most powerful tools for safeguarding human rights. Sam Gregory of WITNESS reports.
In a remote area of the Philippines, a people's organisation of indigenous rights groups is legally pursuing its ancestral land claims when it comes under attack. Local authorities do nothing to act on these attacks and are allegedly linked to those responsible.

In the jungles of eastern Burma, the Burmese military junta harasses and kills ethnic Karen villagers. Driven from their homes, and forced to flee without food or shelter, these villagers' stories go untold.

Under the Taliban government in Afghanistan, the rights of women were trampled in a society closed to the outside world.

When the Malaysian police started accepting crime reports sent in by members of the public from their cellphones, little did they expect that their own misdemeanours would one day be caught in the frame.

Malaysians have had to put up with police corruption and misconduct as a part of everyday life. But now blogs and video cellphones have given Malaysians who are exasperated by the lack of action against the police a new and very public outlet. A new Malaysian facebook blog - or (Polis Raja Di Malaysia) - aims to pull together footage documenting police misconduct from video-sharing sites like YouTube and GoogleVideo. The blog promotes itself with the strapline “Police should fight crime, not fight the people”. Cellphone videos on YouTube range, for example, from footage and photomontages of the police breaking up protests to a police officer firing into the air unprovoked while breaking up a fight.

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People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Take no one for granted and embrace all equally with joy!
Julie A. Manhan ...