Wednesday, June 26, 2013


IN THE NEWS

Protests around the World are keeping the Spirit of Occupy Alive
John Harris, The Guardian

Documents Show IRS Also Screened Liberal Groups
Alan Fram, The Big Story

5 Ways the U.S. Government Has Built ‘An Architecture of Oppression’
Tom Hintze, AlterNet

Obama Uses Major Climate Speech to Cheerland for Natural Gas Industry; Keystone XL Fate Still Undecided
Tara Lohan, AlterNet

Hours Before Death, Hastings Claimed the FBI was on His Tail

Critics: Obama's Plan Fails Urgency Climate Crisis Demands

Supreme Court Puts 'Dagger in the Heart' of Voting Rights Act 
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/06/25-2

Study: Drinking Water Contamination Linked to Fracking, Horizontal Drilling 
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/06/25-4

Jeremy Scahill: Is Journalism Being Criminalized? 
http://www.commondreams.org/video/2013/06/25-1

Elizabeth Warren on Trans-Pacific Partnership:  If People Knew What was Going on, They Would Stop It
Eric Dolan, The Raw Story

How Giving Spying Power to Giant Corporations is Dangerous to Your Future
Joshua Holland, AlterNet

How the Transition Movement is Spreading to Towns Across America
Jessica Stites, In These Times

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Glowing Sunset
Across East River Looking at Manhattan
June 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013

 LATEST ENTRIES
WITH
365 PROJECT




IN THE NEWS

The Absurdity of Calling Edward Snowden a Traitor
Ed Kilgore, Washington Monthly Political Animal

The Shocking Amount of Wealth and Power Held by 0.001% of the World Population
Andrew Gavin Marshall, Occupy.com’s Global Power Project

“You’re Being Watched” – Edward Snowden Emerges as Source Behind Explosive Revelations of NSA Spying
Democracy Now!

The trouble with Bread – What I Discovered When I tried to Get to the Bottom of My Gluten Intolerance
Maggie Beidelman, AlterNet
American break is processed in a way that may be making us sick.

Ronald Reagan’s Secret, Genocidal Wars
Noam Chomsky, AlterNet
Reagan waged a murderous assault on Central America.

Naomi Klein: 'Anti-Shock Doctrines' Show the Way to Resist 
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/06/06-4

Scientists Find Holes in Monsanto GM Wheat Denial 
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/06/06-1

'Justice Not Done': Afghans Decry Sentencing for Murderous US Soldier 
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/06/06-0

Surveillance Program Got You Yawning?  Here’s Why You Should Worry
Josh Dzieza, The Daily Beast

It’s High Time We Abolished the Department of Homeland Security
Thom Hartmann, AlterNet

7 Ways Obamacare’s Surrender to Hospital and Big Pharma Profits May End Up Coming Out of Our Wallets
Karen Higgins, AlterNet

Cop Shot Litter of Kittens in Front of Screaming Children
Kristen Gwynne, AlterNet

Sick: Rhode Island Vocational School Pushed Disabled Students into Sweatshop Labor
Kristen Gwynne, AlterNet

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

 SCENES FROM
MISTI-CON
Laconia, NH
May 9th - 13th
[Pt 2]









IN THE NEWS

Are We on the Verge of Total Self-Destruction?
Noam Chomsky, TomDispatch
For the first time in the history of the human species, we have clearly developed the capacity to destroy ourselves.

Monsanto Mystery Wheat Appears in Oregon, No One Knows Why
Alex Kane, AlterNet

Former Pro-GMO Scientist Speaks Out on the Real Dangers of Genetically Engineered Food
Fritz Kreiss, Occupy Monsanto

Obama’s Arctic Strategy Sets Off a Climate Time Bomb
Nafeez Ahmed, EarthInsight, The Guardian

Wall Street’s Climate Finance Bonanza
Janet Redman and Antonio Tricarico

Has There Been a Great Progressive Reversal?  How the Left Abandoned Cheap Electricity
Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus, AlterNet

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

The Parents
at the
local
Memorial Day Parade

Monday, June 03, 2013


PERSONAL NEWS #220
May 2nd, I attended the open community meeting regarding “New/Old Faces of War and Crises at Home”.  Topics of discussion were … Can we effectively integrate our work on the continuing wars, militarized foreign and domestic policy, climate change, and the economic crisis here at home?  **Budget cuts? Sequester? Drones? Fracking? Pipelines? Occupied Territories? War in Afghanistan? Gun violence?  Can organizing around these multiple issues help us build a peace and justice movement?  This event was held at The Commons and hosted by BFP in place of the usual monthly board meeting.

On May 4th, my friend Sheila came into Manhattan from NJ for a visit, and we hung out down in the Greenwich Village area.  Nice, sunny day though abit breezy.  After Sheila headed home, I went to visit Wendy at the theater for a “fitting” of latest ensemble.

On May 5th, I had the weekly private yoga class with Fabrice, and then it was off to Manhattan for appt with Dr Tan.  Afterwards, I visited Wendy for fittings of latest ensemble.

On May 6th, I visited Wendy at the costume shop for final fitting of the fancy robes I will be wearing during the fashion showcase at Misti-con.  After work I had a much needed appt with my chiropractor.

May 7th, I picked up the fancy robes from Wendy at costume shop.  Robes are abit heavy, lots of moiré fabric and they drape, swirl real nice.

May 9th thru 13th, I attended my first ever Harry Potter convention in Laconia, NH.  It was called Misti-Con and it was a lot of fun.  I attended many workshops, chill with friends; participate in the Fashion Showcase, masquerade ball, Gala Opening Ceremony and so much more.  Upon returning home I was ill with sinus/lung infections from the crazy hours, not always eating healthy and weather conditions.

May 15th, I stopped by to see Deanna after work and paid her back money I borrowed during Misti-Con weekend.  An ex-TGTSNBN member [Wendy] was visiting her.

May 17th, I left work abit early, so I could see Dr Tan about my health issues.  No acupuncture treatment, but was given herbs and told to take them twice a day and come back for treatment on Monday.  He said not only do I have allergy issues, due to high pollen count, but also sinus / lung infection.

May 19th, I had the weekly private yoga class with Fabrice and we took slowly due to my health concerns.

May 20th, I had a follow up appt with Dr Tan after work for treatment and more herbs.

May 25th to 28th, visit with the parents in upstate NY for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

May 30th, I attended the monthly BFP A&C committee meeting and it was very productive.  Plus, we welcomed two new people [ie: Judith and Susan] to the team.

May 31st, I had an appt with Dr Tan, and afterwards my weekly private yoga class with Fabrice.