Famous Last Words

Anyone that would like to keep in touch is free to drop me a line at misbehavedwoman@gmail.com or, if you’re on FB, you can find my personal account here. I’m scaling back my online life all the way around but can’t see myself just up and disconnecting from everything so I will still be around…I just won’t be making new posts or promoting/updating this blog anymore.

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Nothing left for a dreamer now, only one final serenade…

And these are the last words I have to say
Before another age goes by
With all those other songs I’ll have to play
But that’s the story of my life

And it’s so clear standing here where I am
Ain’t that what justice is for?
Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn anymore…

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A millions thanks to everyone for making my time here such a wonderful, educational, uplifting and enlightening experience.

Peace, Blessings, Best Wishes and Love to All ~ Rebecca

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Ntimubimbaze

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Just  a fun little tune as we head into the weekend.

Get your groove on & have a great one! 

~Reb

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A Letter From Ray Jasper, Who Is About to Be Executed

Originally posted on Moorbey'z Blog:

A Letter From Ray Jasper, Who Is About to Be Executed

Texas death row inmate Ray Jasper is scheduled to be put to death on March 19. He has written us a letter that, he acknowledges, “could be my final statement on earth.” It is well worth your time.

Ray Jasper was convicted of participating in the 1998 robbery and murder of recording studio owner David Alejandro. A teenager at the time of the crime, Jasper was sentenced to death. He wrote to us once before, as part of our Letters from Death Row series. That letter was remarkable for its calmness, clarity, and insight into life as a prisoner who will never see freedom. We wrote back and invited him to share any other thoughts he might have. Today, we received the letter below. Everyone should read it.

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Mr. Nolan,

When I first responded to you, I didn’t think that it would cause people to reach out to…

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Ukraine’s Top Scientists Turn to Academic Unity in Call for Peace

SA – “The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine this week posted a letter asking for peace and Russian restraint and for support from the worldwide academic community…

“Now all of us have to unite and by [joining] efforts prevent further aggravation of the social and political situation, bloodshed and a split of the country. All Ukrainian scientists, all our fellow citizens—whether they live in the North or South, East or West—are to stay together for accomplishing the goal of the whole Ukrainian nation—to live in the country where the peace dominates, where rights and freedoms of every person are respected,” the letter said, asking the Russian people not to permit the use of arms.

“At this crucial moment of our country’s history we call on [the] worldwide academic community to take all the necessary efforts to preserve peace and territorial integrity of Ukraine,” the letter added.

Read Letter In Full Here On Scientific American

FOLI

Life has a rhythm, it’s constantly moving.
The word for rhythm ( used by the Malinke tribes ) is FOLI.
It is a word that encompasses so much more than drumming, dancing or sound.
It’s found in every part of daily life.
In this film you not only hear and feel rhythm but you see it.
It’s an extraordinary blend of image and sound that
feeds the senses and reminds us all
how essential it is…

Courage To Grow

This is a song for those
Who lost their hope
A long a long time ago
I know someday that you will find it somehow
Because you’re not too old
To accomplish goals
And all the answers are within your soul
It’s up to you, you gotta figure it out
Uh huh

Whether you want love or money
Good fortune or fame
You want a brand new card
You want the world to change
You better take some action right now, oh yes
Because there’s nothing in the world that you can’t get
So don’t fill your life with confusion and regret
You better take some chances right now

Well you can gain the world
But for the price of your soul
Yes I know, well I know, yes I know
You can gain the world for the price of your soul
But I hope you take the road less traveled
And I hope you find the courage to grow
Well I hope you find the courage to grow…

So now you’re 45
And you realize
Just what you wanna do with your life
Just took some time for you to figure it out
Cause everyone one of us
Has a purpose here
Sometimes it’s hidden underneath your fear
Just takes some time for the truth to come out

So whether you want love or money
Good fortune or fame
You want a brand new card
You want the world to change
You better take some action right now, oh yes
Because there’s nothing in the world that you can’t get
So don’t fill your life with confusion and regret
You better take some chances right now

Well you can gain the world
But for the price of your soul
Yes I know, well I know, yes I know
You can gain the world for the price of your soul
But I hope you take the road less traveled
And I hope you find the courage to grow
Well I hope you find the courage to grow…

Health Boundaries

Health Boundaries – “Did barbed wire ever tear into you? Health boundaries are worse. Health boundaries can permanently impair and range from misdiagnoses to stress. Luckily our fingernails reflect our health and show us warning signs.

When you look at the Health Boundaries Bite picture you see planted hills and a barbed wire fence. The barbed wire “health boundary” is a small part of the picture, but a health boundary can dominate. For instance, a prescription drug may keep us from pain, but also addict or do other unforeseen damage. 

For many of us stress dominates. Unemployment, foreclosure, loss of love ~~ we feel the affect on our health, on our nerves.

Not just our nerves, of course. Many of us associate stress w/ stomach ulcers. What isn’t commonly known is that many stomach ulcers are caused by h.pylori, a bacteria that thrives when our stomachs aren’t working properly, often due to stress.

Because h.pylori reduces stomach acid production it is associated with malabsorption of nutrients, like vitamin B12 and magnesium. Both need stomach acid for release from food.

As digestion problems emerge we may begin taking antacids. This can cause hypochlorhydria, (low stomach acid levels), often below what’s needed to get any vitamin B12 or magnesium from our food.

So, here we are thinking we have stomach problems, without realizing that our stomachs are vitally connected to our nerves and the amount of vitamin B12 they get. Insufficient B12 leads to nerve damage resulting in pain, balance problems, loss of memory, mood disorders and other health issues.

My site focuses on improving health through awareness of the vital link between vitamin B12 and the health of our nerves and blood. Below are illustrations of some of the pages on my site about how to regain the unlimited, boundless health you were meant to have.”

Full Article on Health Boundaries

Dear World…Peace

Dear Peoples of The World,

The government of the United States does not represent the majority of Americans. To the citizens of Ukraine (and all others damaged by US foreign policy)…We, The People, wish you no harm and I sincerely apologize for the chaos our government interference has caused in your lives…

worldpeas

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Colorado Prison Director To Reform Solitary Confinement After Enduring It Himself

Originally posted on A Solitary Torture:

First thing you notice is that it’s anything but quiet. You’re immersed in a drone of garbled noise – other inmates’ blaring TVs, distant conversations, shouted arguments,” he wrote. “I couldn’t make any sense of it, and was left feeling twitchy and paranoid. I kept waiting for the lights to turn off, to signal the end of the day. But the lights did not go off. I began to count the small holes carved in the walls. Tiny grooves made by inmates who’d chipped away at the cell as the cell chipped away at them.”

The Free Thought Project- “Colorado prison inmates who have spent time in solitary confinement should prepare to see their conditions change after the new executive director of the state’s department of corrections said spending 20 hours in isolation has inspired him to reform it.

Rick Raemisch announced his intentions in an…

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Leaking New Mexico Nuclear WIPP Waste Site And Bananas

New Mexico’s Nuclear Waste Pilot Site Releasing Massive Amounts of Banana’s According to Dr. John Nail, at Oklahoma City University.

A Green Road Project - “News channel 4 posted a story called : Could a leak at New Mexico’s nuclear waste site reach the Sooner State? 

They interview Dr. John Nail, at Oklahoma City University chemist. Surely the Oklahoma City University site must have one nuclear professor there that knows what they are talking about.

Why did Ed Doney from KFOR news-channel 4 seek out a chemistry professor named Dr. John Nail, at Oklahoma City University, and why did Dr. Nail demonize and hammer on bananas with a fabricated statement that most people will get more radiation exposure from eating bananas than they ever will from this New Mexico nuclear dump site leak and plume of man made plutonium radiation?

If KFOR news-channel 4 Ed ass Doney bothered to fact check he would know that bananas are not a byproduct of nuclear enrichment. Bananas are not a man made radioactive element —so bananas are a really stupid way to explain radiation exposure, radiation leaks and even nuclear plant melt downs, but that is what they try to do, every time.

If you eat a banana with 12 bq a second decay of potassium 40 in it you off gas or get rid of the exact same amount of potassium 40. Potassium in a banana does not build up in the body, cause cancer or heart attacks as man made radioactive elements like cesium, plutonium, tritium, uranium, and strontium do.

Trying to compare internal radiation exposure from hot particles of plutonium to eating bananas is like trying to compare the moon with cheese you eat. They have almost NOTHING to do with each other.

Meanwhile, the fire is claimed to be from a salt truck, and the radioactive leak that happened several days later, is claimed by them to be completely separate from the truck fire. The only problem is that two different news agencies confirmed that the DOE covered up the radiation release for at least five days. What are they covering up in those five days, or more?

Why would anyone trust anything that the DOE says, after they refuse to warn anyone downwind of a plutonium plume for FIVE DAYS? Of course, this is nothing new either, because no matter how big the nuclear disaster, it is ALWAYS covered up at first, and only when they cannot hide it any more, do they talk about something really minor, nothing to worry about.. Months or years later, the truth starts coming out.. This one looks like it is right on track, with all of the others.”

More info about this?

Radioactive Plutonium Plume Coming Out of New Mexico’s WIPP — Geological Nuclear Radioactive Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

John Butler Trio: Revolution

~♫~ So tell me family now what do you think? 
Watch it all go in the great big sink. 
Watch how the scum it rises to the top. 
Don’t you wonder when it’s all gonna stop? 
Sometimes I wonder how we do sleep, 
serving the dodgy companies we keep. 
All kicking and scrounging for the very first place – dictionary definition of a rat race. 
Pay off those losers we elect to lead, 
stealing from the mouths that we’re meant to feed. Enslaving the very clothes upon my back, 
I feel the sting but I hear no crack, no crack,
I’m saying 

Running through the fire, running through the flame, running through the hatred, pushing through the blame, running through the hopelessness and shame, 
revolution already underway…

Big Heavy Pirates man digging those holes, 
messing with something that they can’t control. Trespassing lands where they don’t belong, 
all I hear is screaming where there once were songs. 
I got my brothers they’re fighting those wars, 
fighting over scraps and scraping their sores. 
Under a blanket of a fire and pride that can’t keep us warm for the cold inside, inside,
I’m saying 

So tell me when you think we’re gonna rise? 
Wake from this slumber wipe the tears from our eyes? Yes from this nightmare yes I must now wake, 
open my fist my destiny I take! 
Good people sick and tired of being pushed around, 
we call them kings but I see no crown. 
Tell me when you think we’ll just stand up? 
Saying enough is enough is enough, enough,
I’m saying

 Take back your feet, take back your hands, 
take back your words, take back your land. 
Take back your heart, take back your pride, 
don’t got to run, don’t got to hide.

♫~ Revolution! ~♫

Bill Hicks – 20 Years Since His Death, Still Speaking The Truth

Comedian Bill Hicks died 20 years ago today, and his words still cut through the crap to bring us the truth. His legend grows by the day. If you haven’t experienced his stuff before – learn what you’re missing…

1) FULL Bill Hicks special - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7bcxB…
2) Get tickets to my live comedy special -http://leecampnyc.brownpapertickets.com/
3) Bill Hicks final appearance on Letterman -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2y9uZ…

Indigenous Youth Unite For Rivers

“Rivers like the Klamath and the Xingu are the bloodlines of every human on the planet.”

Eye On The Amazon -  Brasilia, Brazil – After an amazing journey deep into the Amazon we arrived safely in Brasilia with a hopeful feeling of urgency in the struggle to preserve the Amazon and its people. For our group – comprised mostly of indigenous North American youth – meeting our indigenous brothers and sisters, experiencing the Amazon’s unique environment, and witnessing the destruction being caused by the Belo Monte Dam project is powerfully motivating,

We are people who call the Klamath River home. The Yurok, Hoopa, Karuk, and Klamath tribes are the protectors of the Klamath River landscape. The campaign to remove the dams on the Klamath has been a long fight, won through science, protest and defending the inherent rights of indigenous communities. All of us have prioritized protecting the Klamath River in our lives and many of us have been in the struggle since we were little kids. Seeing the Amazon Basin facing these threats has focused us on the fight to save the world’s ecosystems and indigenous cultures. Through this experience, we have all become even more committed to the cause and will be warriors for life!

16-year-old Yurok tribal member Mahlija Florendo stated today, “Rivers like the Klamath, the Xingu, and the Amazon are the bloodlines of every human on the planet. They are our life-givers and they all run with the same blood through all of us. We need to realize that we are all human and we all need to stand up for our rights, for our rivers, and our mother earth. These people from the Xingu are family and all our blood runs red.”

The similarities between the genocide and oppression of indigenous cultures happening now in the Amazon and continuing in the U.S. are frightening. Power, mining and logging companies are wreaking havoc on the Amazon, and their resource extraction operations are disrupting the ecological balance of one of the richest biological hotspots on the planet. They are displacing the lives of people, who have been stewards of their lands since time immemorial , protecting and enhancing their environment.

Our interactions in the Xikrin-Kayapó village of Poti-Krô were profound. These people are facing a monster, the Belo Monte Dam. If the construction of Belo Monte continues we fear for the lives of the Xikrin, Kayapó, Juruna and Arara Tribes. The entire region is being affected, and the environment and inhabitants are being destroyed by this shortsighted venture.

Already we see deforestation, pollution, and mining corporations like the Canadian company Belo Sun moving in. As temporary workers from other regions inundate the area for the short-lived jobs offered by the dam’s construction company Norte Energia, the region’s inhabitants are being pushed out. If the dam is completed these people will be forced to work in mines, log the rainforest, or move to the cities to live in slums. The livelihoods of people who have subsisted from fishing, hunting, farming, and even tourism will be lost through the destruction of the ecology of the Xingu River region. “It’s depressing that the future of these kids depends on this company, which seems to have no idea what it’s like to live and depend on the Xingu River” said Damien Scott, 16-year-old Yurok, Karuk tribe member.” Full Article

Xingu Rising, by Todd Southgate, is a new short film about the struggle to defend the Xingu River and its people from the Belo Monte Dam and the Brazilian government’s development plans for the Amazon. It features images from the Xingu and Rio+20, and statements by Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff showing the immense dichotomy between the government and its people.

Learn more here.

Nicaragua Canal Could Wreak Environmental Ruin

The most likely route of the HKND’s canal is 286 kilometers long and would cut an approximately 90-kilometer swathe across Lake Nicaragua, requiring a major transformation of the lake bed and local rivers. To rival the expanded Panama Canal (slated for completion in 2015) by accommodating ships of up to 400,000 tons, the proposed Nicaraguan waterway will be 27.6 meters deep, and the HKND has claimed that it may be an implausible 520 meters wide.

Scientific American- “Last June, the Nicaraguan government granted a concession to a Hong Kong company to build a canal connecting the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean, through the Caribbean Sea. The HK Nicaragua Canal Development Investment Company (operating as HKND Group) signed a 50-year lease, renewable for another 50 years. It plans to break ground in December after spending this year establishing a route and conducting feasibility studies. Included in the concession are the rights to build and operate industrial centers, airports, a rail system and oil pipelines, as well as land expropriation and the rights to natural resources found along the canal route.

The Nicaraguan government says that the $40-billion project will boost economic growth in the country — the second-poorest nation in the Americas — from 4.5% in 2013 to 14.6% in 2016. No economic or environmental feasibility studies have yet been revealed to the public. Nicaragua has not solicited its own environmental impact assessment and will rely instead on a study commissioned by the HKND. The company has no obligation to reveal the results to the Nicaraguan public.

In our view, this canal could create an environmental disaster in Nicaragua and beyond. The excavation of hundreds of kilometers from coast to coast, traversing Lake Nicaragua, the largest drinking-water reservoir in the region, will destroy around 400,000 hectares of rainforests and wetlands.

The accompanying development could imperil surrounding ecosystems. Some 240 kilometers north of the most likely route of the canal lies the Bosawas Biosphere Reserve — 2 million hectares of tropical forest that is the last refuge of many disappearing species (see ‘Nicaragua carve-up‘). Less than 115 kilometers to the south is the Indio Maiz Biological Reserve, with more than 318,000 hectares of tropical dry forest. Worse still, the probable canal route cuts through the northern sector of the Cerro Silva Natural Reserve.

The project threatens multiple autonomous indigenous communities such as the Rama, Garifuna, Mayangna, Miskitu and Ulwa, and some of the most fragile, pristine and scientifically important marine, terrestrial and lacustrine ecosystems in Central America.

Nicaragua’s Indio Maiz and Bosawas biosphere reserves — key links in this corridor — sandwich possible canal routes. Hundreds of thousands of hectares of the forests and wetlands would be cleared for the canal, destroying the habitats and food sources of already endangered species such as the Baird’s tapir (Tapirus bairdii), the spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi), the harpy eagle (Harpia harpyja) and the jaguar (Panthera onca), a creature of mystical importance to Mesoamerican cultures.

International action
The contract for an interoceanic canal in Nicaragua represents a classic example of the challenges faced by a developing country in balancing economic growth and environmental protection. More sustainable ways to raise revenue and employment from Lake Nicaragua could include expanded irrigation, tourism and aquaculture. The population of Nicaragua is expected to grow by 37% by 2050, so water shortages and pressure on natural resources are already set to increase, limiting sustainable growth and public welfare. In preparation for a future of climate change, food insecurity and biodiversity loss, Nicaragua must establish long-term measures for the protection of its environment, not sacrifice itself to speculators.

A loose coalition of more than 30 concerned groups filed legal complaints with the government of Nicaragua in the second half of last year. These included three communities — the Miskitu and Ulwa indigenous peoples and the Rama–Kriol territorial government in the South Atlantic Autonomous Region — arguing that the canal concession violates their land rights and legal autonomy (see go.nature.com/ttshoc). These legal petitions were overridden by the National Assembly in December.

Swift and decisive international action is called for. The Nicaraguan Academy of Sciences (of which one of us, J.A.H.-P., is president) is coordinating efforts with the InterAmerican Network of Academies of Sciences to carry out an independent impact assessment. We need more conservation groups and social organizations to lend their expertise and funds if we are to prevent the tragic devastation of indigenous communities along with terrestrial, marine and freshwater biodiversity and resources in Central America.”

Full Article & Breakdown of Specific Environmental Concerns Here - Scientific American