Monday, December 27, 2010

Am I Not Human: Veto HR2751

During what tends to be a holiday season for several cultures, a bill, attempting for the 3rd time, to make it impossible for all but those with corporate-coin level wealth to grow food, was passed on December 21st.

It would further endeavor to target organic food producers, who this bill has aimed to force to treat harvests with trace amounts of poisonous agents, under the guise of 'Food Safety'. Such a thing would render our food, inorganic. There would no longer be such a thing as truly organic food available for purchase in the US.

I wrote a bit about this last week on UU, but a drive for signatures is imperative, and requires all who are standing up to continue spreading the word and urging action. This is not the kind of bill people will want to find they regret signing 'later', when the horror can be avoided by acting now.

It's one of the most serious issues, second only to air that affects our ability to live, and raise families.
We need food to feed our children. Corporations cannot be trusted to control that. Ever. Currently HealthfreedomUSA is contuining to champion this movement, after some success somewhat softening the bill from its previous nightmarish position, but we cannot relax yet. There are hidden clauses in it that make this bill a real danger, which could have us literally starving for nothing more than the reason of corporate greed.
We're writing to Michelle Obama, a staunch advocate of organic gardening, and healthy eating for children, to relay the importance of a veto of this bill.

An elder asked me recently (mildly paraphrased): 'Don't folks think it's strange that laws were put in place to stop US farmers from growing food awhile back, so our food is imported and more expensive? The food is imported from countries the US has no legal power over. They use pesticides not even lawful in the US, now. Does that sound like food safety? And now a bill's trying to make it so everyday people can't plant seeds if they choose to grow their own food? What do folks think of that?'

What do you think of that?
Are we willing to take the chance that one day, with such a bill, the government could weave a tale about trouble with imports, and without rights to grow our own food, force us to slowly starve, and suffer in the inevitable chaos? I'm not. I'm pushing back. Are you?

Please take a minute (literally) to send your version of the digital template letter to Michelle Obama, urging her to give crucial support to a vetoing of this bill, here.

On behalf of everyone threatened or afflicted with the depravity of corporate food control/poisoning I ask:

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

My Letter To Michelle Obama regarding HR 2751


I'm posting this in hopes that a mass of concerned people who are aware/aspiring to become aware, and are strong in their convictions that we must maintain the right to grow our own food in this country will do the same, and persist to stand for our rights to grow our own foods and medicines organically.
The bill HR 2751,deceptively termed the 'Food Safety' Bill, passed on December 21 under alot of our noses, but it can be vetoed, and to this end we must act immediately.
This issue is so very serious, that we must act now, and believe in the power of our voices. In a country without the freedom to grow our own food, a people are powerless to be, let alone ,raise and care for children, as such conditions would mean utter dependency to corporations that would not blink while cutting off food supplies/medicines.
This is the most important letter you may ever have to send regarding your freedom.

Please visit and adjust the pre-written template to personalize it or completely write your own sentiments and have it transmitted to the White House. Do this knowing you are doing it for the generations we've bore and those they will bear. It is truly that serious, and not a matter that can wait or be put off.

Your thoughts/intel are valued and welcomed in the comment area non-anonymously. Please share the links to your letters/posts so myself and anyone who sees them visiting the site can check for it.

We can stop this.

The adjusted template I sent:

Dear Michelle Obama,

As a citizen who has recognized your dedication to setting a healthy organic example, I am writing to ask for your intervention with the recent unfortunate passing of the Food Safety Bill, which in truth does everything but ensure food safety.
I am a concerned aspiring organic gardener, and consumer of organic products. True food safety and my protected access to local and natural food production and distribution, is vitally important.

I am very concerned that the FDA will implement the 2010 Food Safety Modernization Act in ways that will harm these important interests.

Therefore, first,please let your husband know that I urge a veto of the bill, HR.2751 -- the new Congress ought to re-consider its controversial provisions, such as section 104 that may allow secret regulations, in violation of the pledge of transparency.

Further concerns include the convoluted procedure for local food production exemptions and the "road map" the new law provides for rapid "HARMonization" of our food freedoms with international Codex Alimentarius restrictions.

Second, if this bill cannot be vetoed, I urge the White House to be very closely involved in the writing of the regulations under the new law, to ensure the protection of food freedom interests and to make sure all interest groups are heard and considered by the regulators.

Food Freedom is an important issue to me and I will pay attention to what the White House and FDA do with the new power granted by Congress.

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Winter Solstice, The Eclipse of Knowledge and Wisdom and The Greater Mission (trumps 'competition)

Winter Solstice 2010 takes place alongside an eclipse (described as a union of self, mind, and body ), that hasn't taken place in 372 years. As a time of reflection upon our roots and that which will/must be uprooted, there's extreme power in our meditations right now.
Personally I'll be focusing on the control of resources being handled in a spiritually correct fashion, providing balance so all may eat, be warm, and prosper. Self is WE.
Those of us who see that know the importance of unity, and the sharing of strength/resources.
Beware these food bills and other shams that aim to take our power to grow our own foods and medicines worldwide. Let these greedmongers fall without taking us with them. The planetary activity this year's been No Joke. The time for attuning to higher frequency is now.

The December solstice will occur at 23:38 (or 11.38pm) Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) on December 21, 2010.

Tri-state area heads, this means it happens 5 hours earlier (counting Daylight Savings): 6:38P is the time for serious uplift focus.

Central Daylight Time (CDT) is the Central Time Zone of the United States of America (USA). Central Standard Time (CST) is 6 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-6).
Does Central Time observe Daylight Saving Time?

In most states in the USA and in most provinces in Canada, Daylight-Saving Time (DST) is observed. During DST CT (or CDT) is 5 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-5).

After the Summer months Central Time is shifted back by 1 hour to US Central Standard Time (CST) or (GMT-6).

Shine Bright. It affects healing.

We'll close out with Brother Jeru's wakeup call, which it's hoped won't need to be as relevant--as it still is a decade after it was released--moving forward, as more of us damn sure need to stop playing, and pay attention.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

FrameSpin- Night catches us

It restores hope for indie film and the current gen coming up--who need connection with their legacy and struggles in a time where there's a way too much blur on the line of cultural integration and forgetting one's roots completely. Bravo.

Remember & Revere the warriors-of-the-heart(h).

Asante to OKP for the intel

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The first lightseed for Sleeping Green

Haven't checked with the almost-grown yet, but my first lightseeds for Sleeping Green begin with reflection on the impact of creativity on government-structures that seek ultimate control over our thought processes.
Children who can think outside the box, bring solutions to the world but the world, foolishly, has historically done little to support them and a disturbing much to suppress them.
It's difficult to come by federally-funded schools that truly celebrate creativity in our children, beyond structured art classes (for those schools fortunate enough to still have the funding for them), and it's evident that the media youth have been exposed to in the past decade, isn't giving much if anything of worth to draw from.
Perhaps elder creatives both self-taught and formally trained would be interested in brainstorming on how to provide tools, space, and quality content to youth--especially in under-privileged areas--that is easily accessible? Can we bring apprenticeships back, and make them more viable than gargantuan-loan requiring university degrees? Even color-in/activity sheets created by more inspired minds, could introduce youth to visual concepts that would open doors. Maybe packets or download zips and refurbished tablets provided specifically with creative-process purpose to community-centers/libraries/lounges could be pulled off? still offers free editing software of the worthy variation which can ran on Ubuntu OS and Windblows (I'm still sore about their spy-supporting open-kernel of old). Audacity can be used to achieve harmonic etherings, and there's more out there. It would be amazing to teach science through the arts. It would certainly enrich academia to consider more creative ways to impart information, and encourage skillbuilding. How can we each do more to open minds, and expose them to the serious wealth out there that would actually make the world better, rather than program it in the long-standing tradition of destroying itself?

Just seeds for now... We'll see what blooms.

*#SleepingGreen spans two holiweeks from Dec 15-New Year's day. It's a celebration of nature, its deserved rest and time of reflection, from a non-colonization influenced approach--like the holiweek Oneheart (11/23-11/30). Consumer gifts are optional, positive seeds (literal or otherwise) are mandatory. During this time positive seeds are exchanged for a salutary coming cycle, when the terra wakes. Chopping trees is forbidden--in Loomcity it's a punishable offense, though a few other areas of 3rd strand are a bit more lenient for the moment--as a celebrative act; trees are still rooted in terra if decorations or gifts are left on/for them. Story totems and group-story are celebrated as well for reflective feteing.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Flying Lotus - Zodiac sh--

Adultswim's official vid for Flying Lotus' Zodiac sh--, celebrates a kaleidoscope-amorphous dance of sunrise to sunset. Beauteous *~*

If you've delayed acquisition of the excellence that is Cosmogramma,
7digital's set the best price for the download album.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Black to our roots

"Black To Our Roots is the inspirational story of the journey that Sylvia takes from Atlanta, Georgia to Ghana,West Africa to explore her cultural heritage and escape the hopelessness of her neighborhood. During her travels, Sylvia is con¬fronted with several challenges that test her patience and change her life forever: she must adapt to living conditions that America has ill prepared her for, learn to appreci¬ate things she took for granted, and address the misconceptions that exist about both Africans and African Americans. Sylvia must also confront a very painful chapter in human history when she visits the Slave Dungeons and grapples with the divisions that confront Africans throughout the Diaspora. In this process, Sylvia faces her fears and emerges as a confident, outspoken, and articulate young woman ready to claim her destiny. However, when she returns to the US, will she be ready to adjust to her old world as a new woman? This film is a testament to the power of self-love."

Props to Ms. Ali a.k.a Blackablack for the linkage to Habesha Baltimore

Thursday, December 9, 2010

MiQL Xander performs Modern Groove Assembly Jan 23rd

*Schoolgirl scream*

If it can be managed a sistah will be there to experience @MiQL Xander's haunting, reach-into-your-soul croonage. His act alone is worth the trip.

Click the image for details courtesy of Fusicology

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Galaxy of Tar - Never Cease Us From Motioning Air (Live)
image: ObviousMag

Enjoy the continued splendor of Pneuma (ep image below) @ Bandcamp.

Their satellite: @GalaxyofTar
image: Yacobellis (

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Drunken Monkee - So Intergalactic

A *heartlight flicker* for the dreaming leaders.

language notice: mild, a few colorful words here and there.

Version 1

Version 2

Asante Epistrophik Peach Sound for the intel <<3

Soon come.

With most of the tools replenished (Give thanks for honest ebay sellers), the works are proliferating. Our release schedule has been adjusted for the time being to allow for any further challenges that may present themselves, making release dates tba-status for a spell.

Purple #10 Digital & Print blooming draweth near.
Asante for your patience, and lightbeams <3

Check back for the Purple #11 call for subs & intel on the 2nd Black Faery anthology (and the print tome containing 1& 2) releasing in 2011.