Saturday, November 8, 2008

Rose Bushes have Thornes Trees give LIFE/AIR

latitude 943...longitude 470...... longitude 2184074.
A very wise old man told me to
Always have your Heart on your Sleeve and
Never Turn your Eyes away from Someone in Need. For every Good Deed is
Punished we are all Punished for the dirty Deeds that is our Legacy to the
society that is real now. No MORE violence.. PEACE on EARTH was the only
treasure found under the stone.
And The one Tin soldier walks away.
A heart so pure that it will melt steel and build a fortress of fame
to the Shame that we all hold.
Justice? FRANCE GAVE US THE STATUE OF LIBERTY!!! shhhh pass it on..
they know the truth..Shhhh
shhhh be quiet as a mouse..

bridegroom bridegroom

A new solar energy needed to reighn in the NOVA

"Sweet as a Rose Bud, Bright as a Star, Cute as a kitten thats what You are, bundles of joy sunshine and fun, you are everything I LOVE/// all rolled into one."

Black soldiers get apology for WWII convictions
Posted by The Associated Press July 26, 2008 21:55PM
Categories: Breaking News
SEATTLE -- More than six decades after 28 black soldiers were wrongly
convicted after a riot and lynching of an Italian in Seattle, the Army has
issued a formal apology.

"We had not done right by these soldiers," Ronald James, assistant secretary
of the Army for manpower and reserve affairs, said Saturday. "The Army is
genuinely sorry. I am genuinely sorry."

Relatives of the soldiers joined elected officials, military officers and
one of the defense lawyers to hear James give the apology before hundreds of
people in a meadow near the old Fort Lawton parade grounds and chapel in
Discovery Park.

All but two of the soldiers are dead. One, Samuel Snow of Lees burg, Fla.,
planned to attend the ceremony but wound up in the hospital instead because
of a problem with his pacemaker.

The convictions were overturned in October at the prodding of Rep. Jim
McDermott, D-Seattle, largely based on the book "On American Soil" published
in 2005 by Jack Haman, a CNN and PBS journalist, and his wife Leslie about
the riot on the night of Aug. 14, 1944, and subsequent events at Fort

Dozens were injured in the me lee that started with a scuffle between an
Italian prisoner of war and a black soldier from the segregated barracks
near the POW housing. A POW, Guglielmo Oliveotto, was found hanged at the
bottom of a bluff the next day,.

The Army prosecutor was Leon Sikorsky, who went on to become special
prosecutor in the Watergate scandal of the early 1970s.

Forty-three black soldiers were charged with rioting and three also were
charged with murder. Two defense lawyers were assigned to the case and given
two weeks to prepare without ever being shown an Army investigation
criticizing the way the riot was handled.

In the ensuing trial 28 men were convicted.

One of those attending the ceremony Saturday, Arthur Provost of Houston,
said his father Willie, one of the convicted soldiers, never talked about
what had happened.

"I think he was embarrassed," Provost said. "I wished he had told us."

Snow's son, Ray Snow, told the gathering his father felt no animosity for
the long-ago injustice.

"He was so honored" by the tribute, Ray Snow said. "We salute you for
remembering a travesty that took place."

-- The Associated Press

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Friday, November 7, 2008

Tis the season to pick up ,marbles? and play???/////////////++++++++++***

Fjords of Norway
I must first correct a geographical error that cruisers might make. Some of the passengers on our ship were very disappointed in Oslo, but only because they had not looked at a map of Norway or done their homework before sailing! If you are on a Baltic cruise that ports only in Oslo, do not expect to see the gorgeous deep fjords carved into the coastline that Norway is so famous for. Those fjords are on the western coast of Norway near Bergen. Many "fjord" cruises only sail the western coastline. If seeing these spectacular fjords is a "must" for you, be sure to check your cruise ship's itinerary to make sure it includes Bergen or other western Norwegian cities. Oslo does sit on the Oslofjord, which extends for about 70 miles from the North Sea to the city of Oslo, Norway.

Oslo is in the southeast corner of the country, and your ship will sail up the 70-mile-long Oslofjord for a few hours to reach Oslo. However, since there are no mountains in the area, the fjord is scenic, but not cragged and deep like in Western Norway. The Oslofjord reminded me of one of the large man-made freshwater lakes home in Georgia. It was relatively narrow, with lots of small islands dotted with cottages. Hills surround the fjord, but they are not cragged or very high.

Touring Oslo
Oslo is a modern city with touches of medieval history. The city is 1000 years old, but has been rebuilt several times because of numerous fires. Oslo was last destroyed by fire in 1824, but some remnants of ancient times remain. The city is full of parks, museums, churches and other beautiful places. It is also heavily forested, making it quite attractive to those of us who love the outdoors. Oslo is very spacious, and its 175 square mile area makes it one of the largest capital cities in the world. Cruise passengers with a day in Oslo can see much of the city on foot or take a city tour. One word of warning--Oslo is one of the most expensive cities in Europe, so if you decide to dine ashore, check the prices first!

When you are touring the city, here are some of the stops that should be included.

* The Holmenkollen Ski Jump towers over the city. The Lookout Tower near Holmenkollen offers beautiful views of Oslo and the surrounding countryside.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


The wicked have drawn their swords
And strung their bows
To bring low the poor and the needy
And to slaughter honest people
Their swords shall pierce their own hearts
And their bows shall be broken.
--Psalms 31:14, 15

BROKEN ARROW/ need I say more?? ZZZZZZZ

26 Boeing Co Boeing Aerospace Operations 100 Engineering and manufacturing

Chicago, IL Midwest City

Boeing Aerospace Operations 100 Engineering and manufacturing services

Oklahoma City

29 Target Target Stores 1,750-2,000 Retail stores

Minneapolis, MN Statewide Stores in Oklahoma

30 Morgan Stanley Morgan Stanley Financial services

New York, NY Statewide Offices in Oklahoma

33 Sears Holdings Sears & Kmart 1,850-2,100 Retail stores, service

Hoffman Estates, IL Statewide Stores in Oklahoma

34 Merrill Lynch Merrill Lynch Financial services

New York, NY Statewide Offices in Oklahoma

35 MetLife MetLife Group 500-750 Insurance services

New York, NY Tulsa

39 AT&T AT&T (formerly SBC) 2,200-2,300 Telecommunications

San Antonio, TX Oklahoma City & throughout OK

AT&T Wireless 1,250-1,500 In bound

Oklahoma City

Page 3 Fortune 500, 2005, May, 2006 Research & E
May 8.-The cabinet to-day were almost exclusively occupied with
Kanzas affairs, Mr. Walker being present several hours. He will take the
oath of office as governor here, before leaving for Kanzas, Monday or

The official and private accounts daily received induce both him and the
administration to believe there will be no serious, if any, obstruction to
the adjustment of the pending difficulties in that territory.

The Dallas Clarendon Treaty, as amended, has been virtually rejected in

Queen Victoria has given birth to another princess, which makes the ninth
royal baby of which she is mother.


ANGELFIRE Tis the season for JUSTICE

McKenzie, Cherry. Elvis' secret legacy. Author House, Bloomington, IN.,
2006. 158 pp. Pbk. ISBN: 1-4259-4114-1.

Elvis' Secret Legacy is a gripping fictional book full of action,
adventure, excitement, humour, kidnapping, unseasonable weather effects and
the paranormal. Step into a world of meditation, spirit guides, white light
and auras.

The book comprises 35 short chapters, the average length being five
pages. Some chapters are barely two pages long. But that doesn't really
matter. At least the narrative is not verbose. It allows quick switching
between activities and locations and heightens the dramatic effect.

Without giving too much away, Elvis appears to Kat/Kitty McBride to
enlist her help in retrieving a secret legacy from a barn at Graceland. Kat
involves a friend with the unlikely name of Posey Street; they team up with
Early May Pruitt, former assistant to Doc. Belle, the horse vet at Graceland
whose successor, Dr Todd Ledbetter, has been forced into certain actions by
gambling debts connecting with dog racing. The three women fortuitously team
up with elderly real estate agent Miss Maple Melton who conveniently has
access to a vacant yet partly furnished property backing onto Graceland.
That sets the scene for what follows.

Without giving too much away, Elvis appears to Kat/Kitty McBride to enlist
her help in retrieving a secret legacy from a barn at Graceland. Kat
involves a friend with the unlikely name of Posey Street; they team up with
Early May Pruitt, former assistant to Doc. Belle, the horse vet at Graceland
whose successor, Dr Todd Ledbetter, has been forced into certain actions by
gambling debts connecting with dog racing. The three women fortuitously team
up with elderly real estate agent Miss Maple Melton who conveniently has
access to a vacant yet partly furnished property backing onto Graceland.
That sets the scene for what follows.

Tension between the women (the "goodies") comes from Posey Street's
scepticism and sarcasm and Early May Pruitt's belligerent reactions. Tension
between the men (the "baddies") comes from interaction between psychopath
Tony and Herc(ules), basically kind, who takes a liking to Pruitt - he likes
large, pretty women - and protects her from harm.

Initially, Posey is unable to see or hear Elvis. She has to tune in to him
via the radio. He can be both seen and heard on a television screen. After a
tornado induced by Elvis himself to drown out the noise of concrete being
broken by a jackhammer, he appears to them all on television because the
storm has dissipated his spiritual energy. When they have trouble contacting
him, the women use a Ouija Board. The question "Where is Elvis" results with
the response "Elvis is everywhere" - definitely seriously scattered! This is
followed by a séance. While Elvis doesn't appear to the men, he scares them
with poltergeist-type activities.

This is another book by an author claiming a real-life connection to Elvis.
According to her short biography, McKenzie sat near Elvis in Miss Helen
Lockrie's Speech and Drama Class at Humes High School in the second semester
of her sophomore year. She would have been a year behind Elvis, having been
born in September 1936. She claims to have been invited by Elvis to the 1952
junior/senior prom and went out with him twice. The front cover contains a
fuzzy photograph, purportedly of Elvis, the same photograph as on the last
page of the book. The photograph looks suspiciously as though it has been
reworked on a computer.

For McBride, read McKenzie - there is what could be construed as
autobiographical content. Chapter 4 covers reminiscences about the
invitation to the 1952 school prom, where Elvis avoided fast dances, not
knowing the right steps. When relating the story to friend Posey in Chapter
8, the suggestion is that Kat "did it for the first time" with Elvis in

Fact or wishful thinking? According to Brown & Broeske (Down at the End of
Lonely Street, Signet, 1998, p. 53), Elvis confided in later life to a
girlfriend that he lost his virginity around the time of his high school
graduation (in mid 1953), so later than 1952 as suggested by McKenzie.

McKenzie's name doesn't appear in Guralnick & Jorgensen's Elvis Day by Day
(Ballantine, NY, 1999), Guralnick's The Last Train To Memphis (Little, Brown
& Co., 1994) or Bill E. Burk's Early Elvis: the Humes years (Red Oak Press,
Memphis, 1990).

Those books are fairly sparse on detail for that era, as are others. But
Guralnick does name girlfriends Billie Wardlaw (1952) and Regis Vaughan
(1953). Elvis took Regis Vaughan to the senior prom at the end of the school
year in 1953. They didn't dance because Elvis said he didn't know how to.
According to Cherry McKenzie he wouldn't do the fast dances in 1952,
presumably managing the slow ones.

So there are several discrepancies in McKenzie's story. The Humes High
School Class of 1954 might shed some light on her existence if we could
check it out.

Despite that, the major attraction of this book is Elvis's characterisation.
He is depicted as being full of teasing good humour and kindliness, although
with a serious purpose. No Elvis fan could really take umbrage at that.

There is so much already to read about Elvis that I don't usually bother
with Elvis fiction. But in this case, Elvis' Secret Legacy is light, easy,
and above all, enjoyable reading, however dubious Cherry McKenzie's
credentials are.
3 June 2008 The Shana Alexander Foundation hosted a luncheon, at the
Delegates Dining Room West Terrace in NY, on the occasion of the UN General
Assembly Thematic Debate on Human Trafficking and in recognition of the UN
Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking. In attendance were His
Excellency Dr. Srgjan Kerim, President of the 62nd UN General Assembly,
Antonio Maria Costa, Executive Director of UNODC, and critically acclaimed
actress Ashley Judd.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Tears and Laughter Khalil Gibran 1500's

The Time of Troubles ended with a new ruling house coming to power.

The Romanovs, till the 16th century bearing the surname of the
Zakharyins-Yurievs, was an old Russian boyar kin that in 1613 turned to be
the tzar's and in 1721 the emperor's family. The ancestor of the Romanovs
was Andrei Ivanovich Kobyla who lived in the second quarter of the 14th
century. The Romanovs bearing German and Polish-Lithuanian roots supposedly
appeared in Rus' in the late 13th century. The surname comes from Roman who
lived in the 16th century and whose daughter Anastasia became the wife of
Tsar Ivan IV the Terrible. Following the marriage of Ivan the Terrible to
Anastasia Romanovna Zakharyina the family of the Zakharyins-Romanovs became
close to the tzar's court in the 16th century and after the cessation of the
Moscow branch of the Rurik dynasty it started pretending to the crown. Ivan
IV and Anastasia's son Fyodor was the last tsar from the Rurik dynasty.
Anastasia's brother Nikita Romanovich (died in 1586) was Head of the Boyar
Duma (parliament).

In 1613 Nikita's grandson Mikhail Romanov (1613-1645) aged 16 was
elected to rule the country, giving rise to the Romanovs dynasty that ruled
the country for 304 years, till the Revolution of 1917.

The first three Romanovs stabilized the situation in the country but
more time and action were required to liquidate the retardation of the
Russian state from European countries in economical, industrial, trading,
managing, educational, and military fields. With the 17th century a new
period in Russian history started: small landed nobility substituted the
boyars in power, but what was even more important - manufacturing began to
play a significant role in production. However, the time of radical changes
was still ahead, which became evident when the dynasty's strongest ruler,
Peter the Great, came to power.

The Romanovs' Reign Falls into Three Periods:

The first period - recovery after the Times of Troubles - encompasses
the reign of tsars Mikhail (1613-1645), Alexei Mikhailovich (1645-1676) and
Fyodor Alexeyevich (1676-1682). In this epoch Russia stood out as the
leading Slavonic power that incorporated huge territories in the South and
the West, including the left-bank Ukraine to Russian lands. Church and
nobility subdued to the tsar's power, whereas peasants were attached to the
land and made property of the landowners.

The second period - reign of Peter I the Great (1682-1725), Catherine
I (1725-1727), Peter II (1727-1730), Anna Ioannovna (1730-1740), Ivan VI
(1740-1741), Elizabeth (1741-1761), Peter III (1761-1762) and Catherine the
Great (1762-1796). During this period Russia turned into a prominent
European Empire with powerful army and fleet and its dominion expanded on
territories from the Baltic to the Black Seas. The dynasty of the actual
Romanovs ceased with the death of Elizabeth giving way to the
Holstein-Gottorp branch from Germany.

The last period fell on the reign of Pavel I (1796-1801), Alexander I
(1801-1825), Nicholas I (1825-1855), Alexander II (1855-1881) and Alexander
III (1881-1894). The victory in Napoleonic wars and expansion to Asia made
Russia a world power. However, Russia's internal development was still
behind the Western countries, in spite of its fast economic growth and
abolition of serfdom.

The Romanovs after 1917

In 1894 Nicholas II, the last Emperor from the Romanovs dynasty
mounted the throne. The February revolution of 1917 uncrowned Nicholas, and
later led to the execution of the tsar and his family by Bolsheviks in
Yekaterinburg on July 16, 1918.

By the beginning of 1917 the Romanovs dynasty numbered 32 male
members, 13 of whom were executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918-19. Those who
managed to flee, settled down in the Western European countries (France
mainly) and the USA. In the 1920-30s the majority of the dynasty
representatives still hoped for the collapse of the Soviet power and
regaining monarchy in Russia.

All the contemporary representatives of the dynasty are descendants of
the four sons of Nicholas I. Altogether by the beginning of 2007 the
Romanovs kin counted 18 male representatives, six of whom were under the age
of forty.

The Most Famous Romanovs:

Peter I (Peter the Great)

Peter I (1682-1725) was an excellent example of the right person on
the right place and in the right time. Peter's reforms were of vital
importance for the country; they accelerated development of the Russian
state and almost liquidated the retardation from European states, turning
Russia into one of the most influential European powers. Peter was called
'the Great' not only for his height (224 cm) but also for his reforms,
including modernization in the spheres of production, trade and agriculture,
as well as foundation of the Russian fleet and the army reorganization.
Peter I is also granted for gaining ways to the Baltic and Asov seas, as
well as building the new Russian capital of Saint Petersburg at the eastern
end of the Gulf of Finland (the tsar's residence moved here in 1713). Peter's
reforms were aimed at putting Russia among the greatest world powers. To do
so, he enforced Western models of development in both political and social
spheres. Being very curious and opened to everything new, having no
prejudices against the foreign experience, the tsar undertook a diplomatic
mission to learn more about the Western style of life and the latest
technical achievements. He traveled like an ordinary man under an ordinary
name, lived and worked among ordinary sergeants, learned several crafts and
for some time even worked as a carpenter on a ship. He hired about a
thousand foreign experts to work in Russia and to modernize its army,
economy, industry and agriculture. Peter prohibited traditional dress for
all men, forced boyars to cut their beards and get shaved regularly,
enforced noble youths to study in educational institutions and insisted on
changing the manners of the noble men and the boyars. He introduced a new
calendar, simplified Russian alphabet, established the New Year celebrations
on January 1, organized publication of the first Russian newspaper and
ordered to create first theaters.

A new form of social life was borrowed from the West - an assembly.
These were social gatherings, where women as well as men participated, which
seemed revolutionary for that time. On assemblies new dresses and manners
could be demonstrated, all developed according to the latest European

During his reign Peter gained unlimited power in the country and was
proclaimed emperor in 1721, leading to the Russian state getting the status
of Empire. Peter the Great remains one of the most controversial figures in
Russian history. Although he undertook reforms in almost all spheres of life
in Russia, the question is which of them were favorable for his subjects and
which were imposed rather before time. Peter's rule was followed by a period
of political instability that became known as "the epoch of palace
revolutions", the last of which happened in the very beginning of the 19th
century. However, the most troubled years were those from the death of Peter
the Great in 1725 till 1762 - the year when Catherine the Great came to
power. During this period the Russian throne was occupied by six different
successors, whose accession, as well as ruling, was accompanied by intrigues
and palace coups. One of these conspiracies brought to power a German-born
princess, Catherine II, which really saved the situation.

Catherine II (Catherine the Great)

For the first time since the reign of Peter the Great his policy got a
serious successor. The reign of Catherine the Great (1762-1796) is sometimes
characterized as the Enlightened absolutism, referring to the empress'
interest in the ideas of Voltaire and Diderot. Catherine the Great
corresponded with the leaders of the French Enlightenment, discussing ways
of state development. Her reign was an epoch of great political and military
leaders (G.A. Potemkin, A.V. Suvorov, F.F. Ushakov). Moreover, Catherine
carried out several successful military campaigns, expanding Russia by
acquiring territories including those in Crimea, "key for the Black Sea" -
port of Ochakov, Belarus, Lithuania, right-bank part of Ukraine.

Alexander I

Catherine's epoch was followed by despotic and short reign of her son,
Paul I (1796 - 1801), who was killed in the last "palace revolution". Paul's
successor, Alexander I (1801 -1825), opened the third century of the
Romanovs' ruling by aiming at liberal changes in the country's life.
Catherine's favorite grandson, Alexander got a brilliant education and was
very well acquainted with the ideas of the French Enlightenment. And some
changes were really achieved, such as, for example, the government system
improvement. In 1802 eight ministries, new executive authorities, were
created, which contributed to the state centralization and strengthening.
Besides, Alexander I appeared to be a successful military leader: his reign
was marked by a glamorous victory over Napoleon troops in 1812, when Russia
became the first country that stopped a gigantic advance of the French
emperor. Nevertheless, Alexander did not solve the most urgent problems of
the time, those concerning serfs' status. The nobles' opposition and other
obstacles on the way towards liberal reforms led to the changes in Alexander's
policy that finally turned to reaction and even repressive measures. The
last provoked formation of the secret political societies and open revolt in
1825, when young officers, who got the name of the Decembrists, demanded
restriction of the absolute power of the monarch and freedom to the serfs.
However, unrests were suppressed, as well as liberal ideas that became
officially banned.

Nicholas I

Following the December events Nicolas's I (1825 - 1855) reign started
with a series of repressions against those intellectuals who opposed
absolutist regime. As the emperor was quite successful in this, his reign is
sometimes characterized by historians as the "apogee of absolutism".
Nevertheless, new revolutionary thoughts were uneasy to extirpate and they
went on developing throughout the century. Being modified and changed for
many decades, such ideas periodically found their way out leading to tragic
and irreversible events, among which was the assassination of Alexander II.

Alexander II

Successor of Nicolas I, Alexander II (1855-1881) carried out a range
of reforms, one of the most distinguishing among which was granting a
long-awaited freedom to the serfs. However, this did not save the emperor
from terrorist act planned and realized by one of the revolutionary groups,
the narodniki. The assassination of Alexander II shocked the society and led
to another reign of tough censorship and suppressions.

Alexander III

Alexander III (1881-1894) started his reign with implementing a strict
policy. Any intellectual activities that could somehow oppose the ruling
power were banned. Liberal reforms of the previous tsar were backed. The
emperor's main aim was to maintain a strong absolute monarchy and a powerful
empire. He got a byname of the "peacemaker" as during his reign Russia
almost did not participate in military conflicts.

Nicholas II

Despite absolutist rule of Alexander III, the image of a strong empire
was a shell that concealed a tangled knot of social and political
contradictions and it was Alexander's son, Nicolas II (1894-1917), who has
to face them. However, less and less space for absolute monarchy was left
and the number of its supporters also decreased. Radical changes were
required to save the situation but Nicolas II did not appear to be the
figure that could provide them. Defeat in Russian-Japanese war (1904-1905)
made the situation even worse. Popular discontent was rising day by day.


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Daisychains are for your hair.. clovers are Luckey

Ossetia's connection to Scotland
Hundreds of years ago, Ossetians roamed all over Western Europe, from the
Caucasus to Scotland. As Tim Whewell reveals, the folk memories of these
wanderings have lingered down the centuries, so that it can be hard to tell
where myth ends and history begins.

When the nights draw in in the high Caucasus, when the flocks are gathered
in the shadow of the ancient stone towers that dot the wooded hillsides, and
there is no sound outside but the chattering of the fast streams that run
down from Ossetia towards Georgia, there is nothing the people like better
than to settle down on the settee to watch an old DVD of Braveheart.

Mel Gibson's portrayal of William Wallace strikes a chord with
Mel Gibson is very big in these remote parts. Though not as big, of course,
as the real-life hero he played in that film, William Wallace.
So much do Ossetians love that 13th Century Scots patriot, that one told me
he had made a pilgrimage to Edinburgh, only to find Wallace's statue
disappointingly small and unimpressive.

It is not hard to see why they identify with a ruthless fighter,
romantically cruel, who defended his small mountainous homeland against a
more powerful southern neighbour.

For King Edward I of England, think President Mikhail Saakashvili of
Georgia. He attempted back in August to regain control of the
separatist-held territory of South Ossetia, but was beaten back by Russia,
assisted by Ossetian volunteers who cast themselves as modern Bravehearts.

But the Ossetians are not just like the medieval Scots. As far as they are
concerned, they are the Scots. And the Scots are them.

Name that place

Centuries ago, possibly during the great migrations of the Dark Ages, some
of their ancestors went down from the Caucasus and set sail through the
Black Sea, the Mediterranean, the Atlantic, and arrived eventually in a
landscape they recognised: Caledonia.

In fact, though, they did not just occupy Scotland. They occupied the whole
of Western Europe on their fast horses, spreading the chivalrous respect for
women that is originally an Ossetian concept.
And how do we know they reached Britain? Easy: place names.

Sitting over a pile of flat, greasy Ossetian cheese pies in a smoky cafe in
Vladikavkaz, capital of Russian-ruled North Ossetia, and again later,
sampling a cup of young, home-made wine in a war-damaged house in
Tskhinvali - the capital of the much-disputed south - I am asked where I am

"London," I say. "And what does the name mean?" I am asked.

Of course, I do not know. But my hosts do. In Ossetian, London means
"standing water".

Belfast, in Ossetian, could be "broken spade".

Orleans in France is "stopping place", because the Ossetians stopped there.
And England's greatest national hero, King Arthur, was Ossetian too,
apparently. His name means "solar fire".

Understanding our ancestry

Toponymy, the study of place names, has never been an overriding passion of
the English.

Indeed, the more you travel, the more you realise that one of the more
unusual things about people in the British Isles is their comparative lack
of interest in their national origins.
The name London means "standing water" in Ossetian
Some children are taught about the arrival of the first Saxons, or Frisians,
Hengist and Horsa. Very few know the story of our legendary Trojan ancestor
Corinius and his battle on the cliffs of Cornwall with the giant Gogmagog.

Ossetian children know all about their forefathers' wanderings around Europe
and how eventually their territory diminished again to those two little
pockets on either side of the great Caucasian watershed, the southern one of
which we heard so much about, so briefly, in August.

But the Ossetians, in their glory days of continental mastery, were not
known by that name. They were sometimes Sarmatians, and sometimes Alans.

Every third Ossetian you meet now seems to be called Alan, and the north
Ossetian republic, within Russia, is officially "Alania", as satisfying, I
suppose, for Alans as it would be for me to live in Timia.

If you are living in Bristol, Hove, Crewe or another place whose name
you cannot instantly explain, I should start worrying

Meanwhile, the Alans in the south now live, supposedly, in an independent
state, a miniscule country of 50,000 people, recognised only by Russia,
Nicaragua and Somalia.

The rest of the world insists it is still part of Georgia, though the people
I met there said that since the war they could never again live in one
country with Georgians.

What some dream of is a greater Ossetia, uniting north and south, a place
where their ancient Iranian-linked language and swashbuckling culture can
flourish, free of Georgia or Russia.

And if they achieve that, they may want to expand still further to their
older, wider stamping grounds.

Those of you living in Ox-ford, New-castle, Red-bridge and anywhere else
with an obvious derivation can sleep easy in the knowledge that you have a
right to be there.

But if you are living in Bris-tol, Hove, Crewe or another place whose name
you cannot instantly explain, I should start worrying.

The Alans are very mobile, and they have long memories.

Friday, October 31, 2008


Like much of the myth that is christianity, the story of Moses was
plagerized from earlier myths. This baby in a basket story was lifted
directly from the myth of Sargon of Akkad of around 2250 b.c. Sargon was
born, placed in a reed basket in order to avoid infanticide, and set adrift
in a river. He was in turn rescued and raised by Akki, a royal mid-wife.
Also, the Ten Commandments, they are taken outright from Spell 125 of the
Egyptian Book of the Dead. What the Book of the Dead phrased "I have not
stolen" became "Thou shall not steal," "I have not killed" became "Thou
shall not kill," "I have not told lies" became "Thou shall not bare false
witness" and so forth. In fact, the Egyptian religion is likely the primary
foundational basis for the Judeo-Christian theology. Baptism, afterlife,
final judgment, virgin birth and resurrection, crucifixion, the ark of the
covenant, circumcision, saviors, holy communion, the great flood, Easter,
Christmas, Passover, and many many more, are all attributes of Egyptian
ideas, long predating Christianity and Judaism.

The Pistol fires back: You've done your comparative religion homework. No
doubt world religions draw stories from similar sources. This doesn't make
them any more or less true. Whether or not the events contained in the Bible
are actually factual, does not make them any less true. The story of Moses
reveals the truth about the value of life and the need to protect and
preserve God-given life even when it means disobeying the law of the land.
That, my friend, is no myth.


singers look at this definition for KARA-OKIE spelled KYRA BOTS- KINS
Videoke" or "Karaoke", came from Japanese word "kara" means "empty" + "oke"

shortening of õkesutora or orchestra.
With the companies having granted the US Department of Justice (DoJ) two
extensions to issue a decision on the deal, a fresh round of public
commentary was to be expected.

JPMorgan analyst Imran Khan issued a research note on Wednesday that
re-examines the potential of Yahoo reviving a search-only deal with
Microsoft, which the internet search pioneer rejected back in July.
Previously, Microsoft had offered to buy all of Yahoo for $33 a share, but
then walked away from the table after Yahoo countered with $37 a share.

Khan, noting the unlikelihood the DoJ will sign off on the Yahoo-Google
partnership in its current form, said: "We estimate that Yahoo could gain an
additional $725m in annual OCF through a Microsoft search deal. In our
estimates, outsourcing search to Microsoft could lead to $1.4bn in cost
savings which would more than offset our estimated revenue loss of $649m
resulting from affiliate revenue loss and the revenue split with Microsoft."

Khan explained the benefits the deal would offer Yahoo: "Without its search
business, Yahoo would be very clearly positioned as a content and display
advertising entity, thereby clarifying and defining its purpose to
advertisers and users. Additionally, the one time cash infusion of $1bn (as
was made in a previous offer) from the search asset purchase would allow the
company to be nimble in buying back shares at depressed prices, making
strategic acquisitions, and making more targeted headcount cuts."

Yahoo had previously noted it expected to generate $800m in its first year
of a Google search-advertising agreement, in which it would allow Google to
run its ads on the Yahoo search pages.

Meanwhile, senator Joe Barton, who heads the US congressional committee on
energy and commerce, sent a letter on Tuesday to the head of the DOJ's
antitrust unit, Thomas Barnett.

In his letter to Barnett, Barton urges the DoJ to "thoroughly investigate
issues of competition and privacy that Yahoo failed to address fully in
responding to questions about the online search advertising partnership
agreement between Google and Yahoo".

Watch this

Video: Yahoo talks up Open Strategy

Barton also described his concerns about the deal: "Specifically, I am
concerned about the adverse effects such a partnership could have on
competition and pricing within the online search-advertising industry."

Expressing similar concerns is the US Public Interest Research Groups
(PIRG), a consumer group that opposes the proposed partnership. PIRG, which
does not accept any corporate donations, is sending opposition letters to
both Barnett and US attorney general Michael Mukasey, said Amina Fazlullah,
a PIRG spokeswoman.

She noted the organisation is concerned that the deal could leave Yahoo in a
weakened state. PIRG is concerned that companies in the internet industry,
when weakened, may take steps to regain a competitive edge by sharing an
increasing amount of their users' information, thereby affecting their

As a result, PIRG has been particularly interested in acquisitions in the
internet industry and their effects on those competitors that are not part
of the transactions.

Yahoo, however, contends its deal is misunderstood and would not result in
less competition or higher prices for advertisers. The internet search
pioneer has previously said it has no plans to exit the search-advertising
market should the deal be implemented.

In the meantime, Yahoo's shares Tuesday came within close range of falling
into the $10 a share range, setting a new five-year low of $11.25 a share
during intraday trading before ending the day at $12.36 per share. Yahoo's
shares closed Wednesday down 1.8 percent to $12.14 a share.

Credit: Yahoo-Google deal faces yet another round of concern from CNET


My mothers name Harold in the middle, My fathers name CRAVEN middle.. Dodge was my grandfathers name. Mary Elizabeth Craven Spurlock.. Chenot was my name Canada..
My birthright.. Richardson's Silas Barber Main street Hobart Oklahoma.. Hobart Ok.
Charlie Pride was with my mother in the fields.. Kiss an angel good morning? He was in third grade with my mom.. later moved to Grants Pass? Litton Industries?
My Uncles Johnny and Harry Oklahoma were P.O.W.'s ON WAKE ISLAND. Military on the move suffered greatly for the Freedom of all the world to have democracy.. The freedoms we hold as our own, as our birthright.. The freedom of speech of the written word.
the freedom to hold the treaty's written to protect our American heritage?
We need to come together as a nation for PEACE ON EARTH.. WE need to come together on the right to hold our grand children's future in our hands These are the promises of the Forefathers of Our great nation, these are the promises that were not kept.
the ages of the past re-unite your collective voice and find the contentment to do your job with the needs of the many in your words. WE have become aware.
Nathan Hale.. I may disagree with what you say, but I will go to my death defending Your right to say what you feel.. These are the promises of the past, this is the honor of our past. this is the truth that should be on the echoes of our collective soul. to the epigrams to the ones who held the Heart of Hearts in the world

Angel fire? hebrew discovery in the cresent MOON

The pottery fragment showed five lines of script

'Oldest Hebrew script' is found

Five lines of ancient script on a shard of pottery could be the oldest
example of Hebrew writing ever discovered, an archaeologist in Israel says.

The shard was found by a teenage volunteer during a dig about 20km (12
miles) south-west of Jerusalem.

Experts at Hebrew University said dating showed it was written 3,000
years ago - about 1,000 years earlier than the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Other scientists cautioned that further study was needed to understand

Preliminary investigations since the shard was found in July have
deciphered some words, including judge, slave and king.

The characters are written in proto-Canaanite, a precursor of the
Hebrew alphabet.

King David

Lead archaeologist Yosef Garfinkel identified it as Hebrew because of
a three-letter verb meaning "to do" which he said was only used in Hebrew.

"That leads us to believe that this is Hebrew, and that this is the
oldest Hebrew inscription that has been found," he said.

The shard and other artefacts were found at the site of Khirbet
Qeiyafa, overlooking the Valley of Elah where the Bible says the Israelite
David fought the Philistine giant Goliath.

Mr Garfinkel said the findings could shed significant light on the
period of King David's reign.

"The chronology and geography of Khirbet Qeiyafa create a unique
meeting point between the mythology, history, historiography and archaeology
of King David."

But his colleagues at Hebrew University said the Israelites were not
the only ones using proto-Canaanite characters, therefore making it
difficult to prove it was Hebrew and not a related tongue spoken in the area
at the time.

Hebrew University archaeologist Amihai Mazar said the inscription was
"very important", as it is the longest proto-Canaanite text ever found.

"The differentiation between the scripts, and between the languages
themselves in that period, remains unclear," he said.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Adopt this mantra: Water vapor is good; standing water is bad.Not unlike totalitarian dictators of the past who promoted cults of
personality North Korea's leader Kim Jong Il, known as "Dear One,"
reinforces his control through fear and hate.

Like Hitler, Tojo and Mussolini, the original "Axis of Evil," Kim Jung Il
uses the requisite scapegoats, mythology, alleged conspiracies, grandiose
pretension and xenophobia, to reinforce his rule.

North Korea, frequently described as a "Stalinist state," follows that sorry
chapter in Russian history closely too. Stalin was responsible for the
deaths of millions of his countrymen and created an aura of almost
supernatural power and mystique about him.

"Stalinism" was by definition personality-driven.

And just like Stalin the "Dear One" largely possesses the minds of his
people by controlling all information within his country and virtually any
contact with the outside world. Kim Jong Il has carefully crafted a
worldview for North Koreans, which effectively excludes any objective
accounts of history.

Hopefully, one day North Korea will follow Russian history one more step and
eventually pull down the statues of the Stalinist demigods, who have brought
that nation decades of needless misery.


Private George Ellison, the last British soldier to die

By John Hayes-Fisher
Producer, Timewatch

In the closing minutes of World War I, the ceasefire within touching
distance, a handful of troops died. As the 90th anniversary of the Armistice
approaches, who were these men?

Just after 5 o'clock on the morning of 11 November, 1918, British,
French and German officials gathered in a railway carriage to the north of
Paris and signed a document which would in effect bring to an end World War

Within minutes, news of the Armistice - the cease fire - had been
flashed around the world that the war, which was meant to "end all wars",
was finally over.

And yet it wasn't, because the cease-fire would not come into effect
for a further six hours - at 11am - so troops on the frontline would be sure
of getting the news that the fighting had stopped.

That day many hundreds died, and thousands more injured.

Timewatch: The Last Day of World War I, is on BBC Two at 2015
GMT on Saturday 1 November
Or catch up later with the BBC iPlayer
The respected American author Joseph E Persico has calculated a
shocking figure that the final day of WWI would produce nearly 11,000
casualties, more than those killed, wounded or missing on D-Day, when Allied
forces landed en masse on the shores of occupied France almost 27 years

What is worse is that hundreds of these soldiers would lose their
lives thrown into action by generals who knew that the Armistice had already
been signed.

The recklessness of General Wright, of the 89th American Division, is
a case in point.

Seeing his troops were exhausted and dirty, and hearing there were
bathing facilities available in the nearby town of Stenay, he decided to
take the town so his men could refresh themselves.

"That lunatic decision cost something like 300 casualties, many of
them battle deaths, for an inconceivable reason," says Mr Persico.

Final fallen

So who were the last to die?

New research by the BBC's Timewatch tells the story of some of the
last to fall in WWI.

The final British soldier to be killed in action was Private George
Edwin Ellison. At 9.30am Private Ellison of the 5th Royal Irish Lancers was
scouting on the outskirts of the Belgian town of Mons where German soldiers
had been reported in a wood.

Michael Palin looks over Private Ellison's war record

Aged 40, Pte Ellison was not the typical conscript, says military
historian Paul Reed.

"He was a pre-war regular soldier; we can tell this by his number (L
/12643) which is consistent with a man who enlisted in the early years of
the 20th Century. He may even have been a Boer war veteran, considering his

It must have been odd for Pte Ellison to be back in Mons again. This
is where his war started four years earlier when he was part of the British
Expeditionary Force retreating from Mons in August 1914, just weeks after
the outbreak of the war.

"During his four years at the front, George saw every type of
warfare," says Mr Reed.

"He went into the first trenches as the war became deadlocked. He
fought in the first gas attack, and on the Somme in 1916, watched the first
ever tanks go up to the front."

Almost a million British soldiers had been killed in those intervening
years, yet almost miraculously Pte Ellison had so far escaped uninjured. In
just over an hour the ceasefire would come into force, the war would be over
and Pte Ellison, a former coal miner, would return to the terraced street in
Leeds to see his wife Hannah and their four-year-old son James.

And then the shot rang out. George was dead - the last British soldier
to be killed in action in WWI.

Although the last British soldier to die, Pte Ellison would not be the
last to be killed that morning. As the minutes ticked towards the 11 o'clock
ceasefire, more soldiers would fall.

At 10.45 another 40-year-old soldier, Frenchman Augustin Trebuchon,
was taking a message to troops by the River Meuse saying that soup would be
served at 11.30 after the peace, when he too was killed.

Astonished enemy

Augustin Trebuchon's grave - along with all those French soldiers
killed on 11 November 1918 - is marked 10/11/18. It is said that after the
war France was so ashamed that men would die on the final day that they had
all the graves backdated.

Just minutes before 11am, to the north around Mons, the 25-year-old
Canadian Private George Lawrence Price was on the trail of retreating German

It was street fighting. Pte Price had just entered a cottage as the
Germans left through the back. On emerging into the street he was struck by
the bullet which killed him.

But Pte Price's death at 10.58 was not the last. Further south in the
Argonne region of France, US soldier Henry Gunther was involved in a final
charge against astonished German troops who knew the Armistice was about to
occur. What could they do? He too was shot.

The Baltimore Private - ironically of German descent - was dead. It
was 10.59 and Henry Gunther is now recognised as the last soldier to be
killed in action in WWI.

Ninety years later, George Ellison's granddaughters Catherine and
Marie make an emotional first visit to the cemetery where their grandfather

Pte Ellison's granddaughters visit his grave for the first time

Catherine knows he died just five days short of her own father's
(George's only son James) 5th birthday. "It must have been terrible for my
grandma" she says.

It's the first time anyone from the family has seen George's grave. As
the two sisters lay white lilies beneath their grandfather's headstone,
Marie echoes what many families in Britain today still feel about those who
gave their lives in that war.

"We are very proud."


Add your comments on this story, using the form below.

My father was the doctor serving with the 2nd Kings African Rifles in
the bush on the Mozambique border on 11/11/18. It took three days for the
armistice message to get through (via the Germans) and there were several
serious skirmishes in the meanwhile killing a British officer and several
Antony Murphy, Birmingham

Many also fell after the armistice, news of this agreement to cease
hostilities took time to reach to the frontline in the far reaches. My great
grandfather was killed in Palestine after the 11/11/1918 armistice. I'm sure
he was not alone, sad but true.
Matthew, Swindon

Matthew, my grandfather was a Lewis gunner in the Machine Gun Corps;
initially on the Western Front but then in Palestine. I recall him telling
me, during my childhood, that he fought on for several days after 11/11/18
and that British soldiers were killed beyond Armistice Day.
David, Douglas

This is a tragic tale but let's also remember those who died in the
years after the end of WWI whilst clearing the battlefields of the Western
Front. There are many war graves to be found that are dated post 1918, many
of them are Royal Engineers who were killed by unexploded ordinance.
Simon Kirby, Melbourn, Cambridgeshire

In the same cemetery as Pte Ellison's grave are also the graves of the
first British soldier to be killed in the war, the first VC awarded during
the war, and Pte Price, who, until I read this article, I thought was the
last person to be killed, being shot when breaking cover to accept flowers
from a local. Outside Mons there is a memorial to mark the spot where the
first skirmish of the war took place. For anyone interested in the history
of the Great War, Mons & the surrounding area is well worth a visit.
An ex-soldier, Wales

I will be visiting St Symphorien Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery on
Sun 9 Nov 08 to attend the Act of Remembrance. The British Forces based in
Mons will remember Pte Ellison and the other British and Canadian soldiers
who lie at peace.
Iain Cassidy, Mons, Belgium

Fighting was going on across many sectors of the Western Front right
up to the Armistice at 11am, with Royal Artillery expending as much
ammunition as they could before the cease-fire. Many soldiers thought the
armistice was a sell-out, and wanted to press on into Germany as the German
army was beaten, and they knew it.
John Austin, London, England

The armistice was for aesthetics and symbolism of 11am on the 11th day
of the 11th month. An immediate ceasefire could have been ordered, instead
we had the incidents you name. I am sure there would have been others, even
at 5:30am, but the stories of men taking pot shots to relieve their
bitterness before the ceasefire and the casualties these caused would not
have happened. I believe the statistics show a large increase in casualties
on the final day as men tried to enact a futile revenge before it was too
late. The 11am ceasefire was the final example of the donkeys leading the
lions. A disastrous end to a disastrous war.
Ceri Davies, Cardiff

A family story is that my grandfather's cousin was killed on the
Western front at about 11.20 am on 11 November - after the formal Armistice,
because word hadn't reached the front. I don't know many details but I think
he might either have had the surname Taunton-Read (or Reid) or be of that
family. My grandfather's family were from Coventry.
Geraldine, London

I have often wondered how many men died while they waited for 11am.
War is such a tragic waste and these stories are particularly poignant.
Whyvonnie, Crediton, Devon

Very sad. We owe a huge debt to these soldiers who suffered terribly
in horrific conditions. It may be a long time ago but our gratitude should
never fade.
Trevor, Limoges, France

As an historian who has studied World War I, and a former U.S. Marine,
I am no longer shocked by the stupidity of the leaders of the various
countries and their willingness to sacrifice the the lives of the young. I
do remain saddened by the senseless slaughter and wonder if it will ever
David, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

My Dad's Uncle died in Northern France two weeks after the end of the
war having served with the Royal Garrison Artillery. He died as a result of
the atrocious conditions, in his case pneumonia. Many thanks to the
Commonwealth War Graves Commission for their help when we were tracing what
happened to him.
Kieran Doody, Mornington, Co. Meath, Ireland

I am fortunate to have lead several tours for veterans to the Normandy
beaches and accompanied tours to Arnhem and the WWI battlefields in France &
Belgium. What strikes me most profoundly is how strongly the gratitude and
appreciation persists in the minds and memories of the local people of these
places of the sacrifices made by British and Commonwealth servicemen and
women [many nurses were killed tending those brought back to the dressing
stations behind the front lines]. It is possible, due to the superiority of
the Royal Navy, that Britain could have sat out WWI, certainly until the
entry into the conflict of the US. But the people of France & Belgium, with
Holland, Norway, Greece and countries of eastern Europe, have a deep respect
for Britain's commitment from the start of the two World Wars to free their
countries of the invader. I believe that if more British people realized
with how great a respect and affection their Armed Services are held by
those we went to help, more appreciation would be shown in our own country
for the great sacrifices of 1914-18 & 39-45. It is time we commemorated the
11th of the 11th with a national holiday, as they do in France. Lest we
Chris Nation, Bristol

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

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My Ovation GUITAR 'Hope' on the inner side Stolen 1978

As an innocent child here in Eugene I regret that I wanted to be a Rock Star, I had no professional training but had an ear for Music. Any kind of song. In 3rd grade I sang at the Talent show in Paradise elementary school Mrs Winklbecker?
At Whitaker elementary school.. I sang to my friends "Where have all the flowers gone" In Spring Creek elementary school I sang to my hearts content. I sang, I believed, I dreamed, I walked the talk of becoming a Star someday.
Years later I was there in front of a crowd at a Club at a talent show in Alaska. I had a back up Band in E-Minor I sang. A man walked up too me
after I had placed 2nd in the talent show.
His name was Bill Pinkney a talent Scout, he said.. I was not impressed at first for I did not recognize him. But when I went to his office the next day.. Stacks and stacks of Music layouts were on the floor.. and he produced a photo album with Red Fox and the original Drifters were
sponsored by him on tour. He said would you like to be a star? He told me that I was in need of voice lessons and loose some weight. Little did I know I was pregnant with my first born child.
A situation that I had to come back to Oregon was brewing in the North. Bill gave me a singed autographed Photo and I was on a plane back to home. It was nice to have someone Believe in me to be a true Star and so I took My prized Guitar " An Ovation Round back On the inside of the guitar was the name "HOPE" in black letters ( My brother had painted the inside to protect the ownership of this special friend of mine..) I went to Salem to my foster moms and had no where to stay.. so I came back to Eugene with the only thing that mattered to me, My guitar a Christmas present from my late father and brother. The guitar is still here in Eugene
and the insides have been painted over. I want it back. It is mine. My town, my love of music
My dreams destroyed due to the wants of others to make me quiet on my belief of the "Bill of Rights" And Civil Rights, and common decency which seems to be slacking in Eugene Oregon.
I went to the E.R. in Salem Oregon only to find My blood had killed the Rabbit. (They used too test that way to find out if your pregnant) I was getting my life together and I had found a house with roommates of who I thought were professionals. I was attending classes moving on with my life. The only problem here was that a mistake had been made in the paperwork of the municipality from an attorney in Salem and the Lies of a doctor here in Eugene which destroyed any chance to make it as a Star.. That sad day in November 1978 it was cold. One evening the roommate came to me and said we were evicted. I had given him all my money I was three months pregnant. I also had a warrant for my arrest on a Minor in possession which I had failed to show up for court because I was in a hospital after having a nervous break down when I was 17 years old.. My Dark history that I was trying to forget. You see I took ONE DRINK of a beer..
I don't even like the taste of Beer. My mouth was dry and the driver said to me HOlD this, for you can't get into trouble you are under age.. Oh if I only knew then what I know Now?
Due to the idiots that do paperwork at the courts? I was attacked by this man who took my money. I was bruised on my right forearm Three fingerprints when he shoved me to the ground
when I asked for my money back. So I called E.P.D. boy that was the biggest mistake I had made in my life.. They refused to listen to My pleas to arrest the man who assaulted me. It is all on record.. lost in the archives of the labyrinth's Web of DECEIT AND LIARS.. of this fair city.
"WHEN YOU CHOOSE TO DECEIVE ? WHAT WEBS YOU WEAVE" Ole day I knew I would have JUSTICE. Truth about the story of the Star that never became a star.. because some well paid city employee for got to File the paperwork of an attorney in Salem.. right about the time the BRUNO killings happened ? Yipes I was thrown into a car and hauled away because of a TYPO?? get real people.. 40 years later I want my Christmas Present back! It is My OVATION
the last Christmas present from My father before he died of a stroke.. I want my life back.
They were rude and mean, I did not know why I was going to jail. I went to my knees pregnant and the willful intent of the E.P.D. was to hurt me, I had never been treated this way. They are responsible for the OVATION<> THIEVES.. Jerks .. To this I know I was thrown into the BROKEN SYSTEM.
It was cold There was a hole in the window I was freezing and cold, I had insisted on being transfered to Maximum holding for the MINOR IN POSSESSION.. Three days I spent in jail for a charge that an attorney in Salem on Center street had told me that he had taken care of this years before ( HE LIED) (THEY STOLE MY CHRISTMAS PRESENT FROM MY FATHER)
MY Music died inside of me. The ripped my soul to shreds.. I was in agony, I was in pain.
I could not believe I was being treated as a common criminal. My 1000.dollar guitar? Why the cops refused to take my personal possessions with me to jail is beyond belief? Not really they seems to have gotten away with ripping people off a lot as of late. The tazer incident of May 30th
2008? A peaceful protest ? OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO BE HEARD?
TO be told to grow up my a deputy sheriff when I was having an asthma attack?
A rose by any other name is still a rose? Not really when the people who are to serve and protect
are standing laughing at you when you have no toilet paper? Yes our fair honest lovely city>
So the rest of my battle of life in Oregon was to have my beautiful little girl. Apparently that did not happen.. after jail I left town.. the roommates barfed in a bag and set it on my relatives porch. I was assaulted.. I have proof.. SO what you are nothing rings the words of the E.P.D. you are nothing you are no body in this world.. So remember when you try and be stupid and take a beer from the driver of a 1957 Chevy? Make sure the attorney is not an idiot, and make sure that the municipality has people who really know how to do data entry? DUE TO THE SCREW UPS IN THIS TOWN>> MY LIFE WAS TAKEN FROM ME.. On top of my guitar..
My future in music? Not for me I was from the other side of the tracks? I played at the talent show "FOR WHAT IT IS WORTH" BOB DYLAN WROTE THIS SONG..
Of course he too could have been in the audience.. I met him a few years later and tied his shoelace.. funny how that works.. a stripper yes.. I danced to loose weight.. a battle for the stars?
A battle for my life I started 40 long years ago.. You don't have to be a star in my show.. just bear with me.. As I said a social worker in Salem decided to ramp on me, I had my daughter
I had the whole state of Oregon against me. they threatened to close my foster mom's home down.. they threatened to take my baby as me being an unfit mother. they attacked me at every chance they got. To date a friend Doctor ACHAR helped me to give my baby up for adoption.
closed.. i never knew if she was dead or alive for 22 long years I cried each April.. i cried I died in my soul my life was destroyed because of a typo, and a willingness to not follow through on paperwork. They neglected to realize that one day a person like myself may STAND UP FOR TRUTH IN THE MUSIC OF LIFE>> TO STATE MY CASE BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT OF THE ATROCITIES OF MANS DECEITFUL NATURE.. Truth? Why did I lose my baby?
I was wrongfully accused.Of battering my child's nose ( THE BIRTH CANAL BRUISED HER IN BIRTH) and in Romeo and Juliet as days of the future past>> We all are PUNISHED For allowing THESE SINS. For life my life was taken from me at SEVENTEEN. As Fleet wood MAC
my artist friends said "She was just 17" and the teenage wasteland continues. The Saga of my life
I have been forced to endure for the Pawn that I was in a game of How to destroy a Star.
she came from the wrong side of the tracks and she can't play with us anymore, we will beat her to the ground, we will step on here with all our mightiness of money greed and power..
So ironic so simple to understand.. The LAW? what a joke.. hangman STIX? The long arm of the law? A freind of mine said be quiet I will have my turn for Justice.. All I want is my guitar back. My daughter came back at age 23 years old.. she couldn't find me on the net //My age had been changed to promote the "LIE" to promote the Deceit in this town? We are all punished: to allow this to happen to a MUSIC WOMAN (from 3rd grade wanted to be a shining star}, I have paid my dues.. I have read the writing on the wall.. I have my wings do you? can you stand and follow me
to SAVE OUR CITY? My circle of friends? Will the CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN? Sing with me the song of Justice. sing with me the song of the downtrodden, sing to me.. SING with me, fight the good fight of truth.. for someday 40 years later someone may ask for the guitar that was stolen from me to be returned?
The talent scout from my past..
PINKNEY was his name.. may he rest in Peace, and thank you for believing in me I wish I could have gone with you to be the singer I always wanted to be. but my town prevented me from being a star. they took my voice:my song; my Love: My first born daughter: they took my life because of a typo and a disregard for Human rights and Justice.. because THEY COULD for the sick pleasure of the destruction of a teenagers DREAM.. I had a DREAM someone said.
June 2, 2007: Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons has handed a major victory to
"truth in music" proponents by signing into law a bill that prohibits oldies
acts from performing as the original group unless they contain at least one
original member. While that doesn't exactly remove all wiggle room, it does
strike a blow for the cause in a state where Las Vegas casinos make up a
huge share of the oldies tour market. Sonny Turner of the Platters was on
hand to witness the signing, as was Maxine Porter, manager for the Drifters'
Bill Pinkney. Porter stated that the movement's goal was to have 20 states
with such legislation by the end of the year, meaning eight more bills would
be passed in that time.
NOTE: When I worked with GARY BOCHENSKI // Judy Bochenski's Brother My first boyfriend? At 14 years old? He worked in the mail room in Salem I helped sort the massive paperwork in the STATE CAPITOL ALL VOLUNTEER WORK after Judy's return from China when Nixion had water gate.. and opened up the trade route to China.. GARY has passed on May he rest in peace knowing I took the torch of truth to tell the world about our young love //
Yes it was wrong for a 22 yr old to have a relationship with me.m Due to my sexual abuse at a young age very young I was attacked by a man in Paradise California at 5 years old. So I was active sexually at a very young age. Besides an older man who had YALE in his resume' was o.k. in my book.. Judy is still a home town Hero She was here in the beginning and yes I still smoke those Strawberry cigars.. I still watch this town fall to pieces because no one has gathered all the souls too reunite for Truth and Justice.. tell your story.. and hold fast "In the wink of an eye'
Things will change for the better.. its time to stand U+Knighted against Evil. and the deception of life's lessons learned at such a cost of my life.. I give thanks to all my friends to stand up. And to hold close your friends from your childhood. BoB DYLAN Is My home town HERO! and so Is ROBIN Williams... tis the season for justice. and revenge not mine.. to all who have suffered. to all who have been in the Saga of my life.. I sing the Blues.. and the Blues shall set you free..ZZ

Sunday, October 26, 2008

60 minutes to Love and Light and Darkness Darkness YoungBloods

Article offers explanations as to why ABC, NBC, CBS gave only 3 minutes
prime time coverage to Chechnya in 2006, when an estimated 160,000 have died
or gone missing since the conflict started between Chechnya and Russia.
Chechnya topped the list of the ten most under-reported stories of 2005
compiled by Doctors Without Bor
f anyone thinks 160000 confirmed killed doesn't sound like too much,
consider that the entire population of Chechnya is 1.1 million.

The worlds attention is just completely focussed on Iraq, giving the
Russians completely free hands. They're dealing with Chechnya exactly like
they dealt with Germany at the end of WWII: incredible brutality, e.g.
artillery strikes against residential areas in retaliation for killed
Russian soldiers, and rapes and murders are not only commonplace and
committed with complete impunity, but actually policy:

It's not that the stunning brutality of the Russians in Chechnya is unknown
to the west, it just doesn't get much coverage in western media (and, of
course, none at all in Russian media).
WHAT IS GOING ON? WHY ARE WE FORGETTING ? Because the news forgets to tell
the American people the truth about it all.. Love will find a way to calm
the waters sooner than soon my friends TBA..No more tears we are done crying
DAYBREAK WAS MY BROTHERS BAND "1969"revisited Rip Reynolds known as Rip Van winkle
was my[ junior high school Bus driver] Glass blower C.E.O. patented NEW FUSION!!! methodology to create and Market his product for a new way to do Stained glass..
A new way of GLASS blowing "RIP" my forever friend Rocks in "DIAMOND BACK BAND".
PORTLAND OREGON ROSES ON PARADE..// Free Souls are doing a good job.. IN getting TOYS for all the low income children who are homeless.. OUR COLLECTIVE VOICE IS SHINING! Marge Williamson "FOOD FOR LANE COUNTY" Volunteer advocate Very Lovely lady works day and night too make our collective voice work all over the world!
In Cress well promoting Literacy at the (Library) Creating MAGIC!! with grants and support from the federal government to promote wellbeing of people in need to learn the English language. Many thanks to all the volunteers that make our world a better place. Marge Williamson is a Bright Soul that can move mountains her husband ;Robert Williamson an "Eye" doctor for many years on the Eugene Mall before the mall was built? "Cindy Wooten"Original owner and operator of "ODYSSEY" Coffee shop ;when I wrote poetry and sang with my guitar over my shoulder and always a Skip and a jump in my step; from Roosevelt Junior High School
I went to the coffee shop everyday (after school) to learn what was going on with all the good people of Eugene and to hang out with all the "MUSIC MEN" of our fair city. TOMMY SMITH and GREG, played at the fund raiser for "LOOKING GLASS" that I coordinated as event organizer// to get funding for the homeless shelter for runaways in 1972.// SUNNY KING may he rest in peace died of cancer early 1970's BLUES ARTIST// others that have made a great difference in this town:
Robert and Marge Williamson are the best of the best in our city. And still unwavering volunteer efforts to make Oregon a trend setter in becoming the best place to live and breath in the Emerald valley and to make dreams of the
Also a thank you goes out to "James Fox' (U.of O. professor)and Mia Fox [Japanese teacher] who lost her son *** {MANI SHIMADA} 2003 to meningitis, a fretful day in 2003 in September right after school had started to bring the new year, Our 'collective' Son died; and to this we remember with creation of a scholarship geared for the "High risk Children" to obtain a High School education** "QUAKERS ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL" many thanks too all the ELDERS of the Church that made this dream happen to help all children that feel like 'MISFITS' in the public school system. All children!!! No matter what need, to be wanted and loved to this; I bow humbly to the great efforts on the church of the 'Quakers' At "WELLSPRINGS" ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL they saved my son's life due to the discrimination that happened in 4J school district, I transfered him to a small school house for kids that needed extra attention and to help him to navigate the system to get him the needed training in life skills, to that I am grateful to all who have dreamed the dream of making a difference in our Emerald Valley Thanks goes out to Dennis Horner and all the Elders and founders of the Friends Church.


The wicked have drawn their swords
And strung their bows
To bring low the poor and the needy
And to slaughter honest people
Their swords shall pierce their own hearts
And their bows shall be broken.
--Psalms 31:14, 15


Steve Watson
Tuesday, July 29, 2008

You couldn’t make it up if you tried. Police in Ozark, Missouri repeatedly tased a critically injured sixteen year old boy after he “refused to comply with the officers”.

The cops were called to investigate reports of a boy walking along a busy overpass, but when they got there they found young Mace Hutchinson had fallen 30 ft to the ground below, breaking his back and and foot in the process.

When he did not co-operate with the cops they pulled out their stun guns and fired them into his body, shocking him up to nineteen times with 50,000 volts.

According to the boy’s father, the actions of the police caused an elevated white blood cell count leading Mace to develop a fever that delayed vital surgery by two days.

Ozark Police Capt. Thomas Rousset tried to condone the use of the taser in comments to the media:

“He refused to comply with the officers and so the officers had to deploy their Tasers in order to subdue him. He is making incoherent statements; he’s also making statements such as, ‘Shoot cops, kill cops,’ things like that. So there was cause for concern to the officers.”

Watch a local report from [2] KY3 News:

The idea that a boy with a broken back would need to be “subdued” by a team of cops is not patently ludicrous but also smacks of a desperate attempt to cover up the true events in this case.

This is a perfect example of how it has become the norm for cops to react with extreme physical force towards anyone who acts out of the ordinary in any way whatsoever.

We have previously carried reports of police tasing an [3] already restrained disabled man, a 6-year-old boy who was [4] wielding a piece of glass and a [5] woman having diabetic seizure to name but a few, but this case trumps them all.

This behaviour is not limited to cops in the U.S. either, last November a man who [6] slipped into a diabetic coma on the top deck of a bus in Leeds, England described how he was used for electric stun gun “target practice” after he “failed to respond to instructions” and police “mistook him for a suicide bomber”.

Tasers are supposed to be the last response before lethal action, yet police now use the taser as if it is a pair of handcuffs or pepper spray. The latest figures show that over 300 people died in one year in admitted cases in the US alone from being tased.

[7] Prominent heart doctors have declared that there is no doubt that Tasers can cause heart problems and even induce sudden and lethal cardiac arrest.

The UN’s Committee Against Torture issued a [8] statement on the TaserX26, in November of last year which read: “The use of TaserX26 weapons, provoking extreme pain, constituted a form of torture, and that in certain cases it could also cause death, as shown by several reliable studies and by certain cases that had happened after practical use.”

Despite these facts, we see [9] stories every week of old women, children and disabled people being shot with tasers. The weapons are even being used in schools.

The police are now trained that “pain compliance,” a euphemism for torture, is acceptable in apprehending anyone even if that person poses no physical danger.

The heart of the issue is that this was another act of wanton police brutality and torture by means of tasing.


AP Photo/J. Walter Thompson

On this date in:
1797 The U.S. Navy frigate Constitution, also known as Old
Ironsides, was launched in Boston Harbor.
1805 A British fleet commanded by Adm. Horatio Nelson defeated a
French and Spanish fleet in the Battle of Trafalgar; Nelson was killed in
the battle.
1917 American soldiers first saw action in World War I on the
front lines in France.

AP Photo

1967 Tens of thousands of Vietnam War protesters marched in
Washington, D.C.
1971 President Richard M. Nixon nominated Lewis F. Powell and
William H. Rehnquist to the U.S. Supreme Court.
1975 Boston Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk hit a ball that struck
the left field foul pole in Boston's Fenway Park for a home run, giving the
Red Sox a 7-6 victory in 12 innings over the Cincinnati Reds in Game 6 of
the World Series.

AP Photo/Harry Cabluck

1988 Former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos and his wife,
Imelda, were indicted in New York on charges of fraud and racketeering.
2001 Washington postal worker Thomas L. Morris Jr. died of
inhaled anthrax.
2002 A car packed with explosives blew up next to a bus in
northern Israel during rush hour; 14 people were killed in addition to two
suicide attackers.
2003 Invoking a hastily-passed law, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush
ordered a feeding tube reinserted into Terry Schiavo, a brain-damaged woman
at the center of a bitter right-to-die battle.
2003 The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a
resolution demanding that Israel tear down a barrier jutting into the West
Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Baltimore Ravens running back Willis McGahee turns 27
years old today.

AP Photo/Nick Wass

Name Profession Age
Joyce Randolph Actress ("The Honeymooners") 83
Whitey Ford Baseball Hall of Famer 80
Manfred Mann Rock musician 68
Steve Cropper Rock musician (Booker T. & the MG's) 67
Elvin Bishop Singer 66
Judy Sheindlin TV personality ("Judge Judy") 66
Everett McGill Actor 63
Lee Loughnane Rock musician (Chicago) 62
Benjamin Netanyahu Former Israeli prime minister 59
Charlotte Caffey Rock musician (The Go Go's) 55
Carrie Fisher Actress, author 52
Julian Cope Rock singer 51
Steve Lukather Rock musician (Toto) 51
Ken Watanabe Actor ("Letters from Iwo Jima") 49
Che Colovita Lemon Rock musician 38
Nick Oliveri Rock musician 37
Charlie Lowell Rock musician (Jars of Clay) 35
Jeremy Miller Actor ("Growing Pains") 32
Will Estes Actor ("American Dreams") 30
Matt Dallas Actor ("Kyle XY") 26
TV personality Kim Kardashian turns 28 years old today.

AP Photo/Peter Kramer


As Chief of the Rosicrucians and the first Grand Master of modern
Freemasonry, Bacon sent his followers to the new world. A 1910 Newfoundland
stamp with his image upon it reads, "Lord Bacon: the Guiding Spirit in [the]
Colonization Scheme". Because of his influence, Francis Bacon is considered
by some to be "the real and true founder of America". For centuries,
controversy has surrounded this figure who is said to be the illegitimate
son of Queen Elizabeth I, and secret author of the Shakespeare plays; the
man whom Thomas Jefferson considered one of the three most influential men
in history.

Is it possible that Bacon's vision guides America today?

Where The DaVinci Code meets National Treasure: Learn the incredible secrets
of the esoteric traditions, hidden within the manifold layers of signs and
symbols in our nation's infrastructure. Find out why some believe that from
ancient times America has been chosen to fulfill a secret destiny.

Find your roots of FAMILY go back to 1800's


Yale salutes St. Petersburg in 2003

This October, Yale University is joining the city of St. Petersburg in the
celebration of its 300th anniversary and its remarkable literary, artistic,
and musical heritage with a three-day international conference, exhibitions
at the Beinecke and Sterling Memorial Libraries, and a concert by the Yale
Russian Chorus.

The conference, entitled St. Petersburg: 300 Years, will take place on
October 23-25, 2003. Scholars from around the world will convene in sessions
devoted to the visual arts in the time of Peter the Great and after, to St.
Petersburg as the capital of Russia (which it was between 1712 and 1918), to
St. Petersburg as a theme in Russian literature, and to the flowering of
culture in the city. Participants will include speakers from the State
Hermitage Museum and the Library of the Russian Academy of Sciences in St.
Petersburg, from the All-Russian State Library for Foreign Literature in
Moscow, the Moscow State University, as well as several European and
American universities. Other institutions represented at the symposium will
include the State Museum-Park Tsarskoye Selo, and the National Library of
Russia. The Yale Russian Chorus concert, which marks the group's 50th
anniversary, will take place on Saturday, October 25, at Yale's Woolsey

In conjunction with the St. Petersburg celebration, Tatjana Lorkovic,
curator of Yale's Slavic and East European Collections, and Fred Musto,
curator of the Map Collection, will present an exhibition drawn from Yale's
rich collection of maps, coins, and medals at Sterling Memorial Library. At
the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Vincent Giroud, curator of
modern books and manuscripts, will mount an exhibition of books,
manuscripts, prints, and photographs documenting the role of St. Petersburg
as a cultural, artistic, and literary center from its founding through the
Second World War.

While the theme of the Beinecke exhibition, mirroring the strength of the
library's collections, will be St. Petersburg seen through the eyes of
non-Russian travelers, the show will also include Russian artifacts of
extraordinary interest. The library's renowned Romanov albums, for instance,
will be on display, as will the recently acquired manuscript of Anna
Akhmatova's Poema bez geroja (Poem Without a Hero), a work of the writer's
later years describing the Stalinist era. Though her poetry was suppressed
by the Soviet government, Akhmatova faithfully remained Petersburg's
unwavering voice. The Beinecke Library will publish a fully illustrated
catalog of its exhibition, entitled St. Petersburg: Portrait of a Great
City. The Beinecke exhibition will continue through December 2003.

Sponsors of Yale's St. Petersburg celebration are the Beinecke Rare Book &
Manuscript Library, Sterling Memorial Library, and the Yale departments of
History and of Slavic Languages & Literatures. The celebration of St.
Petersburg at Yale is especially appropriate because of the presence at the
Beinecke Library of a large collection of travel books about Russia
assembled and donated to the library by Valerian and Laura K. ("Polly")

Construction of St. Petersburg, now the second largest city in Russia, began
under Peter the Great in 1703. Renamed Petrograd in 1914, it became
Leningrad upon the death of Lenin in 1924. In 1991, Leningrad became St.
Petersburg again. A center of culture and education, the city is home to the
Hermitage and the Russian Museum, the Winter Palace, the Alexander Nevsky
monastery, the Academy of Sciences, and several prominent libraries and
universities. St. Petersburg, designed by Peter the Great to be his window
onto Europe, lies in northwest Russia on the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of
the Neva River. This "Northern Venice," combining its Russian heritage with
a distinctly European outlook, is one of the great cities of Europe.

A passage I found on the net as follows:
It took me some time to find about your surname, but now I'm quite sure: Your
surname is of Serbian origin, and the genuine spelling is Zrkic. This is the
only spelling which matches all pronunciations like those you mentioned.

Zrkics are obviously a very small family, and they seem to have suffered
during the World War 2. In archives of Jasenovac (huge concentration camp
where Croatian regime killed 500,000 Serbs during the WW2) I found several
Zrkics who died there, and this is unfortunately the only trace of your
family which I found on the Internet.
Zrkic family seems to originate from small town Sid, in Serbia, on Croatian
border - the only living Zrkic I could find in Serbia lives there! His name
is Milorad Zrkic

Memoirs of SOE agents have always been rare - so many were either
killed in action or executed - and today they are almost unheard of. But
Sydney Hudson's story, which he has waited nearly sixty years to tell, is
just about as dramatic and thrilling as any to have ever appeared. After
volunteering for guerrilla operations should the Germans occupy Britain, he
transferred to SOE. He spent most of the Second World War in France,
remarkably surviving 15 months captivity and interrogation before making a
daring and thrilling escape through the Pyrenees into Spain. Shortly
thereafter, he was back in France, again by parachute, to organize
resistance operations until the arrival of the US 3rd Army. More secret
missions followed behind enemy lines with a female agent. Then, he
volunteered for further SOE work in the Far East where he served in India
and Thailand. He was twice decorated with the Distinguished Service Order
for his efforts and also awarded the Croix de Guerre. It is easy for the
reader of this book to see why. Undercover Operator is a fascinating mix of
true drama, rich excitement and refreshing good-humor. It is no exaggeration
to say that it makes a significant contribution to the history of SOE.


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Crystal Ship Zorro


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ccryderzz 1969 reinvested 2008 virginia wolf wildlife protector

I am a person who believes the fragile ecosystems are being destroyed we need alternate energy.. Years ago people understood the using of the land.. the old wisdom from the groups that were here, the Incas the Aztec's the trading routes created for to help give people on earth the needed items, not for a bunch of people too make a bazillion dollars on.. the energy was here for the taking in an natural way, to co-exist with humankind to live to and to let other cultures live and thrive. No one believes that they are to grow up to be a slave to men only a small group of men. Why? what is the normal way? Not to be greedy there is enough to share.. with each other. Quit taking money from people who can't even afford to go to the dentist.. think back on the doctors who traded for eggs a chicken or a cow.. go back to the old days. Think read be happy and content. with living within your own means. ZZ

The blue birds are real

I sat on a river bank only to watch a bluebird take flight and chase the white bird and the eagle down to the rivers edge.
as I saw with my eyes the miracle of Gods grace on humankind. quote by ccryderzz

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