Walk anothers path

Walk anothers path
Learn to dance a new dance

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Friday, February 9, 2007



It's up to the young people.

Thursday, February 8, 2007

New Mexico- Impeachment THIS FIRDAY.


- FIRST SESSION, 2007INTRODUCED BY Gerald P. Ortiz y Pino

It passed... So now what? See the proceeding for yourself and act locally.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Dick Cheney, Peak Oil and the Final Count Down

Dick Cheney in London 1999: “Oil is unique in that it is so strategic in nature. We are not talking about soapflakes or leisurewear here. Energy is truly fundamental to the world's economy. The Gulf War was a reflection of that reality.”

Dick Cheney, Peak Oil and the Final Count Down
By Kjell Aleklett
Uppsala University, Sweden
President of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil
May 12, 2004

"How Do I Know This Isn't Just Fear-Mongerin-PEAK OIL"

"How Do I Know This Isn't Just Fear- Mongering by Loony-Environmentalists?"

If you think what you are reading on this page is the product of a loony-left nut, consider what Representative Roscoe Bartlett (Republican, Maryland) has had to say in speeches to Congress or what billionaire investor Richard Rainwater has had to say in the pages of Fortune Magazine.

On March 14, 2005 Bartlett gave an extremely thorough presentation to Congress about the frightening ramifications of Peak Oil. During his presentation Representative Bartlett, who may be the most conservative member of Congress, quoted from this site extensively, citing the author (Matt Savinar) by name on numerous occasions, while employing several analogies and examples originally published on this site. You can read the full congressional record of Representative Bartlett's presentation by clicking here. You can view a video of Bartlett recommending the article you are now reading to Resources for the Future, an extremely influential DC think tank, by clicking here.

On April 19, 2005 Representative Bartlett was interviewed on national television. Again, he referenced the article you are now reading:

One of the writers on this starts his article by saying, 'Dear Reader, Civilization as we know it will end soon.' Now your first impulse is to put down the article. This guy's a nut. But if you don't put it down and read through the article, you're hard-pressed to argue with his conclusions.

On May 12, 2005 Representative Bartlett gave another presentation about Peak Oil on the floor of the House of Representatives, stating that this website "galvanized" him. On July 19, 2005 he had the following to say:

Mr. Speaker, if you go to your computer this evening and do a Google search for peak oil, you will find there a large assortment of articles and comments. Like every issue, you will find a few people who are on the extreme, but there will be a lot of mainstream observations there.

One of the articles that you will find there was written by Matt Savinar. Matt Savinar is not a technical person. He is a lawyer, a good one, and he does what lawyers do. He goes to the sources and builds his case. Matt Savinar could be correct when he said, "Dear Reader, civilization as we know it is coming to an end soon.'' I would encourage you, Mr. Speaker, to pull up his article and readit. It is really very sobering.

In subsequent speeches, Representative Bartlett read large excerpts of this site verbatim into the official US Congressional record. He has also frequently quoted a surprisingly frank September 2005 report from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers entitled "Energy Trends and Their Implications for U.S. Amry Installations." The report candidly explains among other things, that:

. . . energy consumption is indispensable to our standard of living and a necessity for the Army to carry out its mission. However, current trends are not sustainable. The impact of excessive, unsustainable energy consumption may undermine the very culture and activities it supports . . .

Bartlett isn't the only prominent conservative extremely concerned about these matters. According to the December 26, 2005 issue of Fortune Magazine, Richard Rainwater, a multi-billionaire investor and friend of George W. Bush, reads this site regularly. In an article entitled "Energy Prophet of Doom" Fortune reporter Oliver Ryan writes:

"Rainwater," the voice on the phone announces. "Now, type L-A-T-O-C into Yahoo, and scroll down to the seventh item." Rainwater doesn't use e-mail. Rather, he uses rapid-fire phone calls to spread the gospel he discovers every morning on the web. One day it might be the decline of arable land in Malaysia. The next it could be the Olduvai theory of per capita energy consumption. "L-A-T-O-C" stands for LifeAfterTheOilCrash.net, a blog edited by Matt Savinar, 27, of Santa Rosa, Calif.

The Fortune article goes on to quote Rainwater as saying:

The world as we know it is unwinding with respect to Social Security, pensions, Medicare. We're going to have dramatically increased taxes in the U.S. I believe we're going into a world where there's going to be more hostility. More people are going to be asking, 'Why did God do this to us?' Whatever God they worship. Alfred Sloan said it a long time ago at General Motors, that we're giving these things during good times. What happens in bad times? We're going to have to take them back, and then everybody will riot. And he's right.

Apparently, Richard Rainwater and Alfred Sloan aren't the only people expecting large scale civil unrest in the foreseeable future. In January 2006, the Department of Homeland Security gave Halliiburton subsidiary Kellog, Brown, & Root a $400 million dollar contract to build vast new domestic detention camps. While the camps are ostensibly being built to house and process an "emergency influx of immigrants", one can't help but suspect they will be used to house domestic citizens who respond to the economic fallout of declining oil production by taking to the streets.

Monday, February 5, 2007

How to Yurt ( Pert 5) Interior. Platform and Stuff

How to Yurt (Part 5)
The insides. First shots are just after moving in. Winter came along so we needed to move indoors and get some more work done. We build a loft. Benches, Installed our stove and tile work. The loft: Anchored to the floor in several places also the benches help give the platform support and stability. The other benches are used for storage and sitting and sleeping spaces for guests. Under the bed is an office space which has a desk and under the benches is storage for files. Like a file cabinet.

We looked around for padding for the benches. Reg. Foam was to expensive so we kept shopping till we found a great deal on some cushions. We paid 50.00 instead of 400.00 that worked for us. The additions have really made the place. Next we are working on insulating the top. We’re making individual panels for each rafter section. Not insulating like suggested. Why: Condensation. Seems to be an issue in most of the yurts I’ve lived in and been in. We’re hoping our fix will work out great. I think so.. But come back later to find out how it goes. Next video. Our Yurt warming party. Lots of people and friends came to see our yurt. Many were interested in a yurt of their own. We took a tour of other yurts in the area as well so we could compare. It was a great weekend.

Sunday, February 4, 2007

How to Yurt (Part 4) Alterations and Platform

How to Yurt (Part 4) Some of our fixes, modifications and our platform.

The Platform. Is your foundation. Make it exact or the fit will be poor and will effect the shape and strength on your yurt. There are many platform plans available or should be from your MFGR. We looked at several and built our own using several of the options provided. 2”x10”x12’ for the cross bracing. 4”x6”x10 for the main supports, joist hangers, main anchors 4’ in concrete w/rebar enforcing. 2”x6”x4’ small cross bracing 24” on center. Insulated bottom, Cut Vents in the floor for cool air draw.

Sanded and Sealed top deck 1’ TG. We used the temp blocks with the crosses cut in the top to set our platform frame out on, and get level and plum. Removed them and placed concrete filled blocks at critical load points. Under Stove and other places 12 in all besides the five deep concrete main anchors. Whatever you do make a good platform. Check with your specific MFGR for their SPEC’s. Get all the info before you begin. Some MFGRS have wall length’s cut to very specific lengths or sizes with hardware for attaching included. These types of walls make portability a WIZZ. Ours came long and had to be cut to the desired length. We fastened or attached the walls to the frame with a concrete board. Fire proof, Waterproof and will not rot.

Some of our Alterations. Some offered my MFGR and others to improve function and our needs.
Windows. Cut in 3 straps. Allows windows to close or open to any height. Supports window better. No bending. Windows: Roll a cloth inside when up. Limits scratching.

Rafter ends and Wall Ends. Padded as they were not rounded and were causing wear points.

Stove: When in use clean out stove pipes often. Safety is No Accident! We used a cement board behind the stove to protect the walls and installed two 12 volt fans. One to push air and the other to keep the Stove pipe cooler.

Door Treatment ( Frame Molding ). We liked our treatment better that’s all. Formed a better exterior line and finish.

Moving Snow: Cleaning your top and Walls. A Pool Brush Works Great. LONG HANDLE.

We’ll have more on the insides soon. Banco’s (Benches) Loft Sleeping Space, Office Space, Hanging Space. Regular furniture does not work in a yurt. My opinion. Excuse me…

We did not use steps for our entry. Wood chips piled up near level and inset sand stone walk. It’s like a ramp and easier for Grandma..

Yurt (Part 3) Stove Kit, Top Cover and Windows

Yurt (Part 3) Stove Kit, Top Cover and Windows

The Stove Kit in our case consisted of the Kevlar Patch and glue. That was about it. There were no instructions for set up. The Mfgr had no documents or picts available to aid us in set up. ( a 11 page manual was provided but had little in the way of picts to show what they were telling you to do. (Spent hours on the phone) I used the stove set up information from our Yurt in Alaska (Pacific Yurts). It worked fine on our stove. ( We will post up some new more complete picts of our stove and install along with other tips soon. Parts 4---- Whatever. Thanks again and share good Yurt stuff.

Top Cover: This was a problem from the start. No mention that the Top cover we'd be getting was not a HARD DOME. Did not discover till a week or so into the order. At the time the MFGR did not have a Hard Dome available. (Bummer) but I was assured it was in the works and we could get one.

Never did get one. Issues with the Soft Top. Wind makes it flap and lets air flow in as the cover is buffeted by the wind. Our Top Cover also had a tear in the seam. A sewing mistake looks like. It leaked till we sewed a patch and sealed it. Also the Soft Cover is attached to the top vis 4 ropes.

The ropes go from the top to anchors at the bottom side of the Yurt. The ropes themselves are causing wear points as they go over the side of the wall. We have padded these wear points to minimize wear. The cover is also not easy to take off or slightly open to allow air flow. When loosened it slides off and takes more than one person to put back on or at least two makes it easier.

Last note on Top Cover. ( also Rafters) The Mfgr sent replacement rafters (8) sent to the wrong address and refused I guess to address our other issues. Hard Dome and some Glue. So we're left to figure out a Hard Dome on own. Should mention the Mfgr did send a replacement Soft Cover even after asking them not to. We wanted a Hard Dome. Not another Soft Cover and we would have paid for it (Hard Dome w/opener) too! No Freebies here.. (No Freebie pages either!!! Tips the Mfgr said he would send to help us with other stuff. I have no idea what these were as we never got them.) Stay tuned for part 4. The Platform and some of our fixes, alterations, and ideas.. Thanks.Hulih20!

Last note on Top Cover: We had two grommets pull out in winds in excess of 60mph. Mfgr said we installed the ropes improperly. There were no instructions. Our fix. Sew a double patch and re-punch and install a new grommet. All's good now I guess. Still would like a Hard Dome. Got Ideas?

Windows and Window treatment. We ordered our window placement @ 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock, door @ 12 noon and our Stove Kit would be installed at 6 o'clock. We received our Yurt and discovered our placement was not as ordered. (Mfgr. said the got it as close as possible.. Door @ 12, Window One at 9 o'clock or 9:30 Stove kit we moved to 1 o'clock and the other window is located 2:30 o'clock.) Effected our planned interior design and the placement. We wanted to take advantage of the SUN more effectively. This we’ll also remedy this summer. New Windows. Larger too!

Window Treatments. Strings! That was the extent of the Window Treatment. What is used to hold the windows open. The string ends were not sealed at the factory and quickly came undone. We made our own window closures. ( 3 straps) which allow us to open and close easily and to any level from wide open to just a slit. The cost for this fix was about $10.00 in straps and a bit of glue.

Velcro does not align at the bottom of the window and the glued seams also at the bottom of the window are coming loose. Lastly. Sewing. Most of the windows sewing is SINGLE Stitched. I would prefer double stitching as it would be stronger. We have to be careful in opening and closing the zippers so we do not pull out the stitching. We'll fix this summer.

Again. Modifications will VOID our (your) warranty. We never got a warranty and have asked many times. No response. So I guess we have no warranty and any of the other modifications we had to make like the wall attachment cuts to fit the door. Not covered.

Specifically from our Mfgr.
REMEMBER, DAMAGE DURING SETUP IS NOT COVERED UNDER ANY WARRENTY, SO TAKE YOUR TIMEAND CALL IF YOU HAVEANY PROBLEMS FIRST.THE GOLDEN RULES This is important! Violation of any of these rules .will void your warranty, could damage your yurt, and could result in injury.

Even they know Safety is no ACCIDENT! Re… watch yourself always. Protect you, your investments and your Yurt it's perhaps your home,shelter,getaway. Enjoy and share your alternative living story fo others.

Question: What is the difference between Yurt Mfgrs. Same size yurt. # of Rafters, Seams, Double vs Single Stitching, Fabrics, Materials, Certified Plans, Hard Dome vs Soft Top. Where are you intending to set up your Yurt. Wilderness, In the City or on rual property. What will you use it for. Living, playing, meditation? These are so many uses for Yurts. But if one costs say $5000.00 and the other costs $10,000.00 there must be a difference or your paying more or less for what? Our lack of really understanding, learning, fact finding our way towards a decision to purchase. so get informed.

If your in the wilderness like Alaska whatever you buy better be able to take it. Wind and Snow Kits may be necessary. You can not afford to have something go wrong and when it does and your several thousands of miles away from your Yurt Mfgr. How willl they respond. Again. Pacific Yurts responded in a week with new walls (THANKS). A bear decided he wanted a look. We later raised the Yurt some 13'. Not sure that will help much. Kodiak Brown (Grizzzzzzzly) Bears RULE the Alaska wilderness. Your at least one down on the food chain in AK.

Yurt (Part 2) Rafters Walls, Seams

Yurt Part 2 ( Rafters, Walls and Seams.)
As mentioned in Part 1. Inspect your order before you accept delivery. Rafters 8 bent, three not notched at the factory. Bent rafters according to MFGR can effect you Yurts structure. This is why it is important to document. So the MFGR can not say it was your fault in some way i.e. a bad set up on your part. Our Mfgr says NO YURT MFGRS WARRANTY RAFTERS. I wonder. Check Your Order.

Walls. Our Mfgr says their walls were designed to INTERLOCK and not overlap. Not big deal really. I have had experience with overlapping walls. I guess we should expect to get what the Mfgr promises in their literature and on their website. The explanation from the MFGR. It was an old design. Why did we get a old design and still have to wait several months for our order to ship. We don't know. Also at the time of ordering. There was an offer for a FREE UPGRADE to 7' walls. We asked about the upgrade but were to late I guess. (Ask as many questions as it takes to make sure your getting it what your ordering.)

Other wall notes: Some Mfgr's round the tops of their walls. I guess this is to minimize wear on your top cover. We padded our rafter and wall ends where they meet the top cover to minimize wear which was obvious fairly quickly, and we will this summer sand all wear points on the walls and rafters so we minimize this wear issue. Also on the walls. Some Mfgrs. inset the rivets. This is also a wear point in not inset. Especially if you do not insulate your walls. Lastly. The attachment of the walls to the door frame. We had a real problem with this. Could not fit the walls to the door properly. The Mfgr suggested we cut 1" off the top of the wall section to make the hinge fit. As you can see in the picture we did as instructed but the fit is still POOR. Only attaches by one screw. Our Mfgr stated that any modifications to our Yurt VOIDED our WARRANTY. What about the modifications we were asked to do by the MFGR. Are they covered. I don't think so. We never got a Warranty. Why. The Mfgr's Lawyers were still working on it after eight years. Ask for a copy of warranties before you order. Sounds reasonable! "CYOA" too!

Seams. All SEWN SEAMS need to be Seam Sealed unless sealed at the factory. Double Check. ( Seam Sealer Not Provided. ) ASK. The more seams the more likely problems you might face. Our Yurt as you'll see has multiple seams on the top cover. Some Mfgr's have found a way to avoid multiple seams and I imagine it was due to several factors. Less Mfgring time and a less chance of failure. Might be other reasons too!
Seams. Are they all flat and uniform or are they uneven. What effect will this have on the life of your Yurt and your Warranty? Check all seams. Sewn or Glued. Most of the sewing on our Yurt was single stitched. ( I would have preferred double stitching. Stronger.) and we also had a 1' sewing tear on our soft cover. Windows. The Window treatments, Seams not fully glued at the bottoms of the window. CHECK IT ALL. You get it home it's yours.

Yurt (Part 1) A quick review

Yurt 1:
Welcome to Yurt building (Part 1) in 1 minute 47 seconds.
This clip covers all of the aspects of building our Yurt. It took us three days to complete the set up and move in. All went well with most of the set up though we did experience some problems which I will cover in Parts 2-4.

When your Yurt arrives. CHECK YOUR ORDER. Be detailed about your inspection. If for some reason your parts are not proper, or you discover other issues. DO NOT ACCEPT THE ORDER. Now is the only time you can send it back. If not you'll have to work with your MFGR on warranty issues. ( Bring a digital camera with you and DOCUMENT ALL problems you have if any. You'll need them later. If no problems... then you have some great picts of your Yurt set up process.)

Despite our problems we got it together and with a bit of original thinking and some minor repairs, alterations we made it work. We had to! Some of the issues ( As received from the MFGR) included 8 bent rafters, 3 rafters not notched at the factory, Wall attachment to the door frame had to be modified to fit and then it fit by only one screw. Walls overlapped. (Were supposed to Interlock. Mfgr. said we got an older design. Said also that they sent a fix for this problem. Never did.) There are some other issues I'll show you. Till then...Enjoy and learn something from our mistakes and modifications. Got a Yurt story to tell.... Please Share. In my searching the internet I found only a few posts on Yurts and set up. I hope this helps. Oh yea… The Door and Center Ring. The Door. Door hardware not installed (knobs and locks) Ask or have the tools and know how. Note the door plate is not rounded to fit the platform. The Mfgr did send a replacement a few weeks later after we had our yurt set up. Another fix that will have to wait till summer. Mfgr note: Other customers did not like te door plate so they were upgrading..Go figure. The Center Ring. Due to the bent rafters. Seems like some of the fit (s) were off at the top. We measured all of the holes in the Ring. Some were not the same depth. Did this effect our fit? How will it effect the longevity of out yurt…Who Knows. Check your order.

Friday, February 2, 2007

Solar and Hand Water Pumps

With the Simple Pump installed alongside your existing electric well pump, you're ready for any and all emergencies.

Down to 200' for full time use, or from 201' - 300' as Emergency Source because number of strokes/time to pull from depths that exceed 225' by Hand can be more than derirable, but very achievable. The 12 Volt Solar powered motor can produce about 1 gallon/minute at 300'

Scientists offered cash to dispute climate study. (EXXON)

Need a Job Exxon is looking for some contract workers. Work from home ok.

Ian Sample, science correspondent
Friday February 2, 2007

Scientists and economists have been offered $10,000 each by a lobby group funded by one of the world's largest oil companies to undermine a major climate change report due to be published today.

Letters sent by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), an ExxonMobil-funded thinktank with close links to the Bush administration, offered the payments for articles that emphasise the shortcomings of a report from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Peak Oil Search Exxon. No Results!

If anyone would know or have something to say. Not Exxon.
I did a search to see what Exxon might have to say on Peak Oil... NOTHING!
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The Top Ten-100 Investments. ( Business )

Koch Industries
Publix Super Markets
Ernst & Young
C&S Wholesale
HE Butt Grocery

Top World Companies
See the full list of the world's largest corporations, including detailed company profiles and contact information. (more)
1. Exxon Mobil
2. Wal-Mart Stores
3. Royal Dutch Shell
4. BP
5. General Motors
6. Chevron
7. DaimlerChrysler
8. Toyota Motor
9. Ford Motor
10. ConocoPhillips

Global 500 companies by country
The U.S. leads the pack when it comes to growing global giants -- 170 Global 500 companies are headquartered here. Meanwhile, India and China are gaining ground.

Top performers
Oil and energy companies enjoyed the highest jumps in revenues last year. Case in point: Rosneft Oil, which saw sales rise a whopping 291.3%

Which industries rule?
Sure, the mining and oil sectors had banner years. But who saw the biggest increase in sales? The securities industry, which generated 47.2% growth.

World's most admired companies
On FORTUNE's global list, General Electric is No. 1 again, for the sixth time in eight years. Which other companies made the top 10?

1. General Electric ( Who Owns General Electric Timeline )
2 Toyota Motor
3 Procter & Gamble
4 FedEx
5 Johnson & Johnson
6 Microsoft
7 Dell
8 Berkshire Hathaway
9 Apple Computer
10 Wal-Mart Stores
11 IBM
12 Target
13 BMW
14 United Parcel Service
15 Home Depot
16 PepsiCo
17 Costco Wholesale
18 Intel
19 Singapore Airlines
20 Nokia
21 Citigroup
22 Coca-Cola
23 BP
24 Bank of America
25 Exxon Mobil
26 Cisco Systems
27* Nestle
27* Samsung Electronics
29 Caterpillar
30 L'Oreal
31* DuPont
31* Honda Motor
33 Walt Disney
34* Pfizer
34* Sony
36* Lowe's
36* Toyota Industries
38* Anheuser-Busch
38* Canon
40 Siemens
41 Walgreen
42 HSBC Holdings
43 Tesco
44 Best Buy
45 Deere
46 Verizon Communications
47 Novartis
49 Royal Bank of Scotland
50 Dow Chemical

Parched cities of future.

FEATURE-Tankers may ship water to parched cities of future.
When the oil runs out... We can still use our tankers... Right?
By Stefano Ambrogi

LONDON, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Fleets of supertankers could one day ply the world's oceans laden not with oil but fresh water.

Sounds far-fetched?

In Paris on Friday the world's top climate scientists issued the strongest warning yet that human activity was heating the planet. They forecast temperatures would rise by between 1.1 and 6.4 degrees Celsius this century.

By 2100, water scarcity could impact between 1.1 and 3.2 billion people, says a leaked, related U.N. climate study due to be published in April.

China and Australia, as well as parts of Europe and the United States would face critical water shortages, it says.

Maritime experts say shipping water by tanker is one of the least eccentric ideas raised of late to counter acute shortages.

Dragging icebergs from the Arctic, ships hauling enormous bags of fresh water, and cloud seeding -- in which clouds are sprayed with chemicals to induce rain -- have all been aired by water authorities in the past.

"You can ship any liquid commodity if the money's right," said Bill Box, spokesman for Intertanko, the world's largest association of tanker owners.

Tankers would need to be specially coated for the water trade or built as a dedicated fleet.

In 1996, the World Bank's then water resources manager, John Hayward, said: "One way or another, water will be moved around the world as is oil now."

There is a SILVER LINING...
A supertanker full of oil can supply a city far longer than one full of water," he said.

For existing oil tanker owners the international shipping of water could hold an unexpected silver lining.

minimum wage. News Today. We might a raise..

House Approves Min. Wage

Republicans are warning Democrats not to tamper with Senate-passed minimum wage legislation, saying the bill's mix of $8.3 billion in tax breaks and a $2.10 ...

Min Wage Bill Divides Businesses

Many migrant workers not exempt from min. wage

15 Sen Dems Not Cosponsors on Min. Wage Increase

Bush Cheered by Wall Street by Big Business... No Wonder.
Exxon reports $40 billion profit for 2006

We might get a TWO DOLLER RAISE... It will take some time congress says. Hang in there...WE PEOPLE.

Other headlines...

Average-Wage Earners Fall Behind (washingtonpost.com)Average-Wage Earners Fall Behind. New Job Market Makes More Demands but Fewer ... In the lively debate about the future of U.S. jobs, many economists and ...

The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $1.62 billion per day since September 29, 2006!Concerned? Then tell Congress and the White House!

The Outstanding Public Debt as of 02 Feb 2007 at 04:58:44 PM GMT is:

USATODAY.com$84454 is the average household's personal debt. $473456 is the average ... The long-term economic health of the United States is threatened by $53 trillion ...

USATODAY.com$84454 is the average household's personal debt. $473456 is the average ... The long-term economic health of the United States is threatened by $53 trillion ...

To share this life

To Share This Life.
Lynn/Lati Noel

To share this life
To lead and follow
Student and teacher
To discover new knowledge together
with common understanding
and because I love you
I can see this understanding in your eyes and you make me smile

Your strength... do i feel it, sense it, know it...
Spirit... that which guides.
My spirit lives in nature and within natural things.
Quest... to be open to that which guides my path....
being mindful, and listening with my heart.

The Eagles Heart

1999- Kansas
The Eagles Heart (My Drum Song)
The Eagles Heart sings to the Wolf in the northern sky with a gift from the Hawk.
Listen to the winds....

" listen to your thoughts and the thoughts of others with mindfulness and patience."

The ancient winds of time...
" Our wise and mindful elders"

As they dance across the plains..
"we dance with expressions of our soul on the reflections of our path ahead"

Watch the sunset as it slips beneath the western sky...
"dance with your most spiritual, intense, and powerful self towards
your nearly completed goal. Your sisters and brothers will dance with you"

Hear the calling....

Hear the cries...
"of sadness and joy"...

Walk the path on the red road to the river bed that once flowed free.... from the mountains, to the plains and onto the sea...... the river now sleeps... and is to long dry...
" Walk in your direction on the river of life, with quality, color and flow."

Follow the river till it bends to the north... and wait there quietly...patiently... for the moonrise in the east... " our new beginnings ....be ready for the gifts you will receive and the knowledge to use these gifts wisely."

Trace the track of the moon across the nights southern sky... " here you will find your most basic and pure self and explore and seek out yourself and your spiritual connections in life."

Fly with the Nighthawk towards the eastern sky....
" towards a higher and lighter awareness... towards new beginnings."

Walk out of the river towards the cotton-wood trees to the north and sit within their shelter..... hear the winds... the ancient winds calling.... hear the ancient winds cries... Look to the east ....for the sun to rise.....
"celebrate your healing and revel in your joy."

Hear your sisters and brothers calling you to begin your life anew... from within your soul softly comes your reply drifting gently on the winds..... the ancient winds of time....

Put your hands with others on the drum... and play with the rhythm of the souls...the music flows through us all and is carried to greet the dawn...

Sing to the wolves on the northern winds... With the hawk comes his gift... lifting our spirits high... freeing our souls to fly.... I am glad to meet you my sisters... my brothers.... you bless my soul and I bless thee....

My hand on my heart... from the drum it came..... gently waking the spirits song. " the first lesson... I learned... to keep the grumpy spirits happy and celebrate a happy song"

With the gift from the hawk.... a tear of joy.... falls from my cheek... the river once dry is now flowing full... wild and free..... From the sea to the mountains... from the mountains to the plains... from the plains to the sea.... the river is free... The circle of life is again complete.

I am well in the light of your sun.... as the eagles heart sings to the wolf in the northern sky with a gift from the hawk. Thank you my brother for your gift.....

Lati June 6,1999 The naming of my drum- To: Jerry and Joan with many blessings and thanks.
To: The Wolf.. Brooke Makai. My heart will always sing to her. and to all my relatives waiting to fly... or be on the wing.... be well.

biodiesel. (man and adventure)

Diesel Man Part 1

Convert to french fries... 40mpg. $0.55 per gallon.

"Caravan" - Demo 25 people go on a Bio Diesel Adventure. It is the young people who must make a change for themselves. We older people have had our adventures...

go explore your world... soon.

Spiders On Drugs

Just Say No

Louis Armstrong.. What A Wonderful World..

What a wonderful man. God Bless you Louis Armstrong

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Israel Kamawiwo´ole. Over the rain bow

We are blessed to have known Israel. Mahalo Bra'da.
From Molokai Boy. The Ohana is one.

We are the rainbow. I know this so does Israel Kamawiwo´ole.

Another vid of Israel. .. Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Somewhere Over The Rainbow Lyrics

FREE YOUR HEAL. Is this the Willie Bro's or What.

I love to telly............ It is freeing. It is dance, It is flying on earth.
Tele till you drop....Dead.

Virgle... Come to NM and lets shred...Yurt Style. No CB.
Willie Bro's. A personal reMARK for a friend of mine. We spent so many days like this skiing in Washington, playing pool and drinking a few brews. I miss my bud...
and he's welcome anytime... ask TREA-X...

Speaking of OFF THE GRID. Totally off

Old cowboys don't get old by being stupid.

He tole me... Lynn
Never count your blessings before your a sitting on the couch at home......
Even he knows Sh-- Happens and Safety is no ACCIDENT.....
That's my bro

Mama's Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys

A Creation Story ( By an Eight Year Old) Brooke!

A Creation Story
March 14, 1997
Brooke Makai Noel

Once upon a time in a faraway land lived a little seed of birth that God has given a land of Nothing: he called it that because all it is is a land of rock, a little island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, and that seed grew: first it gave onecelled creatures, then the creatures came together for a meeting. "this Island is hardly anything, we're the only life, we need something more" and so God planted another seed which gave grass, lakes and waterfalls.

Next God took a bottle from where she lived up in heaven, broke it up in tiny pieces. The biggest piece made the sun. It reflected on heaven's lights. God shaped the glass into one ball and put holes on every side and then put fire inside. The one celled creatures were happy; as soon as they went down by the lake to drink they realized the lake was so far away and they were hot. They prayed "please were hot hand thirsty, let us have shade.

God made trees, a rain forest, thunder and night. She called the light day and the
darkness night. This pleased the cells at first ; then everything felt so big they had nightmares of being stepped on. One of the oldest creatures had a dream which she told everyone at meeting time. "My one celled creatures, we are so tiny no one will be able to see us, it would be an accident if we were hurt but we can create illness just by living, that we cause harm is an accident just like if they were to harm us.

If they get sick they will try to get healthy by killing us but we must try to live. Wouldn't we rather live and then have died instead of die without trying to live. We will show the other animals they have only lived on earth one minute compared to us and so God created cougars, reptiles, mammals, rodents, fish and birds, but she did not make humans yet. Then she realized that island was the only land. If she put one
more thing on it it would be too crowded so she created more land, and more and more and more until it looks like it is today if you can imagine it without humans and human's work. She took one female and one male from heaven, took off their wings and sent them down to earth.

They made babies and their babies had babies and step parents and brothers and sisters and everyone had babies and on and one until they figured out craft work to make things like they are today. They worked and worked and worked. As soon as they make a bed a bed they lied down to rest in so they could work and work some more until they worked today. But the two angles were so big and their daughters were so big and so was everyone until they learned to shrink with all the work, God didn't want them to hurt the littler creatures so they turned the angles into stone statues. The people who saw them blessed them and anyone who Became too big turned into stone.
Soon people blessed them and made their own statues of people in history that were great to them and that is how it is to this day.

A song about the story:

Oh if all the people were made out of clay and the statues too then god would make them all of stone and they would have babies and the rest of us would not even have a clue what they would do they have all the things they needed and all the rest of that they even had animals but they never caught a bat. and that was all of that when they caught a bat they simply wanted more they simply wanted more but a little girl let it fly away right through the door she liked to watch it fly and fly straight out of the door though sometime she swooped at mosquitoes, sometimes she would not she had alto of freckles she had a big dot on her forehead she went to Australia instead she helped the animals all over the earth she got a job of being a forest ranger I have plenty of things to take care of and that is what I like and she helped nature grow and grow in spit of the people all over town she ignore them
sometimes even her parents because she was so into nature, she loved the sound of nature on top of the group all the honey bees and bird and reptiles all the animals she would bare we could take care of the air so she could breath but what she really wants was a little girls and all of nature.

A Shelter

Norma and Brooke in Alaska at my cabin. Norma.. Mom and Grandma
A Shelter
2002- Kansas
Brooke Makai Noel
A shelter from the wind.
A shelter from the rain.
A shelter by a river for food,
growth and gain.
A shelter from the snow.
A shelter from the sun.
A shelter to put my home in
where my family are one.
A shelter for two or three or for
many other families. Many, many more.
More people come and shelters have to move.
Many people go and on it goes.
Time and time again.
Little corners left.
Why is it our neighbors are many miles west ?
They can take a shelter, but they can not take a home.
A home is where your heart is.
Not just where we are from.


Brooke Makai


When we part the walls of silver lightening
to stop the wars and all the fighting.

Where little children rest their heads
and start their dreaming in their beds.

Of a new world, a better peace
Where they grow at their own pace.

Green Day - Warning (Music)


The Cost Of Living (LOST)

Cost Of Living (LOST)

Did a search for the Cost of Living

The Cost of living has just gone up and your ol'lady has just gone down..
Cosmik Debris - Zappa Wiki Jawaka"You might not believe this, little fella, but it'll cure your Asthma too!" ... "The price of meat has just gone up An' yer ol' lady has just gone down... Don't eat the YELLOW SNOW. TURE ENOUGH! Thanks Zappa!

and the TV series "LOST" ( Art imitating life ) Why is HOLLYWOOD always so far ahead of the game? Matrix, Aliens, Ozzy and Harriet.

The Green Pages

Power Generation.
Solar, wind, hydro and more.
Have other links to share.. Sources... Please Share
Like the Green Trust Sustainability & Renewable Energy

Cool Solar Collector

Acro Solar Lasers

plant education for youth : ecotech permaculture

After all it's about our future. The Children... Us old guys and gals... we're almost done for. The Golden Years! If mom finds the one who coined the pharse. The Golden Years... She'd show him golden....

For others so lucky to have a GOLDEN PARACHUTE... Happy landings. Flying is easy...landings can be hard... Safety is no ACCIDENT! Cheers.

Free Energy - Zero-Point Energy Extraction from the Quantum Vacuum

Tom Valone

Tesla.... I gave you a chance eariler in my blog to learn more about Tesla and his knowledge... Tesla Lives yet is continuing to be shuned by BIG Goverment, Big Oil and whoever does not want something to be free... Got to PAY to Play.

Tesla 1891.... What did he say about this matter. FREE POWER

Off The Grid

Wow. Normal people living off the grid. Big Screen TV, Computers, Blow dryers and living, saving 60% more that other Canadian's.. Let's see some normal Americans living "OFF THE GRID" Have stuff to share on building, solar,win... share it


Climate report gets last-minute edit in Paris

Bureaucrats, scientists work in secrecy to pull together major environmental study.

Work together.... Go figure.... But why does their meeting always have to be in SECRECY?How green are you? Work out your carbon footprint and find out.......

Ramsey Clark speaks in Washington (9/24/05)

This was in 2005. A long time ago, many lives lost on all sides. American and others. War fules only the ones fuling the war. Is this another oil profit issue. Our Forgin Policy. Any president who does this to his world is selfish and must be outted. We'll see what Americans do...

Why did we out Nixon and try to out Clinton over tapse and sex... Go watch tv... and continue the distraction of our life from the real issues. Act not. If not.. what will the next two years bring. Higher oil profits, Iran....Yikes.
Have a great day....

What one Vermont Town has decided. and what they decided on...
Whereas George W. Bush has:

1. Misled the nation about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction;

2. Misled the nation about ties between Iraq and Al Quaeda;

3. Used these falsehoods to lead our nation into war unsupported by international law;

4. Not told the truth about American policy with respect to the use of torture; and

5. Has directed the government to engage in domestic spying, in direct contravention of U.S. law.

criminalising non-violent protests

This is a good one. Not unlike Bush telling us speaking out aginst his policies is a form of Hate Speach. What happened to Freedom Of Speach? See my other posts on Free Speach. Our right are slowely being limited. Want to travel. Get a Visa, Boarders closing, Arg! I want my voice... if for mothing else... To say I love You:-) If we can not protest in nonviolent ways what is left... Revolution.... Sh-- another war

The Power and Potential of Nonviolent Struggle

The are many ways to take a stand on something without violence. Tell me about violence in your lives. How have you stopped it and shown this other way. Non Violent. Show some love and pass it on...

Exxon Mobil reports $39.5B annual profit

HOUSTON --Oil giant Exxon Mobil Corp. on Thursday posted the largest annual profit by a U.S. company -- $39.5 billion -- even as earnings for the last quarter of 2006 declined 4 percent.

My income declined by more than 4% and I did not make 39 BILLION. Where is the money going... out of our pockets while Big Business... Shell,Exxon,Halaburton,Clear Channel Communications, Wallmart all take huge profits. This must stop. Giving our money to these insane profiteers... Not profiting the people the serve. What happened to Customer Service, The Coustomer is always right. Equal trade for goods and services... We are buying them the farm.... ours.