Showing posts from March, 2010
the evils of procrastination~!
it wasnt one of those 8 evil sins where Oz takes number 1 ranking!(in one of my earlier posts)
but it ranks the highest in my own book as the most evil or my own arch nemesis...
I wonder if it will be one of those essays where I have alot of stuff to say and it all evaporates into cyberspace...
sorry I havent written to you in a while...
I have a litte time over a 4x and stuff to say about how much more I love this beach...
the mistress of the sea beckons me more each day, evening...
in fact so Im actually trying to connect my diurnal (?) clock so that I dont miss out on the hours of daylight...
we both can't make it much past 9pm on Tuesday two for one pizza at dominos and $2 movies at Blockbuster
before we have to decide about how long and hopefully how little we can spend in NZ!...
maybe less than 1000 (not likely) ,,,but u know that Im such a tight wad....

Now the escape has come back to reality
with an email scolding from my attorney back in the Okie zone
Today, an initiative that would legalize personal marijuana possession and allow regulated sales of marijuana to adults will qualify for California's November general election ballot. A win at the ballot would be a first of its kind in U.S. history. This is a remarkable moment in the struggle to change our decades-old marijuana policies.

Marijuana was prohibited in 1937 before most Americans had ever heard of it. Today the U.S. leads the world in marijuana consumption. Nearly 26 million Americans used marijuana last year and more than 100 million have tried it in their lifetimes. A huge commodity of the underground economy, marijuana is the nation's top cash crop, valued at $14 billion in California alone. Our state Board of Equalization has estimated we would generate $1.4 billion a year by taxing marijuana like alcohol.

Like it or not, marijuana has become a mainstream recreational drug. It is second only to alcohol and cigarettes in popularity and is objectively far less harm…

Neonazicon tea partiers are repeating the violent history of the Nazi Party in Germany!

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the severing of a gas line at the home of U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello's brother following the posting of his address online by Tea Party activists.

The activists are upset with the Virginia congressman's vote in favor of the health care reform.

At a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said that at least 10 members of Congress have requested extra security due to recent threats.

Perriello's office confirmed that a line to a propane tank on a gas grill was cut at Bo Periello's Charlottesville home on Monday.

Tea Party activists had posted the address online thinking it was the congressman's home, telling opponents to drop by and "express their thanks" for his vote.

Albemarle County spokeswoman Lee Catlin said the county fire marshal's office was assisting the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

She said investigators did not believe there was an immediate threat to thos…

The rights of individuals continues to be taken away in Texas!

A Texas company recently took out a political ad in several local newspapers, making it one of the first corporations to do so in the wake of a landmark Supreme Court ruling that lifted restrictions on corporate political spending.

The Texas Tribune reports that the company, KDR Development, paid for an ad against state Rep. Chuck Hopson, formerly a Democratic member of the state legislature who switched parties and ran in the Republican primary for re-election.

The ad headline reads: "Vote for a REAL Republican," and it challenges Hopson's Republican credentials. The sponsorship line at the bottom of the ad reads: "Political advertisement paid for by KDR Development, Inc." The ads ran in the Jacksonville Daily Progress, the Tyler Morning Telegram and the Panola Watchman, small newspaper in East Texas.

According to the Texas Tribune's Ross Ramsey:

The newspaper ads ran in Jacksonville and Tyler on the Sunday before the election and a week earlier in Panola, and…
wow... I can write again... this blog is asking me to migrate...but it's all about ftp and it has be done by May 1st... financially, spiritually and for our family's well being it would best for me to migrate to Oz...(but that's the really important part of migration in regards to my new life!)
Im gonna have to ask LA for help!
Thanks for telling me the great news about Buffy and how she is enjoying being with your family!
I have to buy a camera so that I can send you a pic of my honey and her tranformation into a mermaid loving the Pacific! Speaking of mermaid, the statue of one is finally now in front of our club!...i heard it cost as much as the cost of the house in the Okie Zone!
" (from Huffington Post)
Obama watched the vote in the White House's Roosevelt Room with Vice President Joe Biden and dozens of aides. When the long sought 216th vote came in — the magic number needed for passage — the room burst into applause and an exultant president exchanged a high-five with his chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel.

"We proved that we are still a people capable of doing big things," the president said a short while later in televised remarks. "We proved that this government — a government of the people and by the people — still works for the people."

“This isn’t radical reform, but it is major reform,” Obama continued. “This is what change looks like.”

CNN's Ed Henry, citing White House aides, reported that Obama will continue "barnstorming on health care" this week, delivering speeches outside of Washington heralding the immediate benefits of the health care bill.

Way to go Obama! Republicons don't like it...or any way that the o…
Clubmate defends decision to run compAAP
March 20, 2010, 1:30 pm

Fears cyclone Ului may speed up
March 19, 2010, 9:14 am
Cyclone may oust lifesaving comp
March 18, 2010, 8:18 am
Surf comp considered safe despite injuries
March 19, 2010, 12:50 pm
Lifesaving competitor rushed to hospital
March 19, 2010, 2:36 pm
Surf competitor dies after accident
March 19, 2010, 4:56 pm
A clubmate of a young lifesaver who drowned at the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships on the Gold Coast has defended the decision to run the competition despite churning surf at Kurrawa Beach.

Saxon Bird, 19, from the Queenscliff club in Sydney, died in hospital after being struck in the head by a surf ski during an iron man event on Friday.

Close friend and senior competitor for Queenscliff, Tom Atkinson, said while conditions on Friday were "testing they were contestable".

"It was suitable for racing," he told reporters on Saturday.

"The call was made to race out there and I believe that was the right c…
A 19-year-old national title holding surfer has died after being hit by his own ski while competing in rough conditions off the Gold Coast.

Paramedics attempted to resuscitate Australian Surf Life Saving Championships competitor Saxon Bird on Kurrawa Beach and continued CPR while he was transported to Gold Coast Hospital by ambulance.

But he died in hospital on Friday afternoon, officials said.

The teenager's surf ski washed onto the beach around 11.30am (AEST) on Friday during the under-19 ironman event.

After an air and sea search of a one kilometre section of the beach Bird was located by a fellow life saver less than an hour later.

The championships has been suspended and a decision will be made by Saturday morning on whether they continue.

A strong rip is running along the water's edge about 10 metres out from the sand, with waves between 1.5 and two metres.

Organisers deemed conditions at Kurrawa safe enough to go ahead with the event on Friday, despite two people being injured…

Faux News is one of the many reasons for the decline of this country!

and I regret to say it's owned by an Aussie who owns FOXTEL here in Oz! So Aussies can see for themselves how biased towards Republicans this so called news channel is! Another one of the many reasons for my son to grow up in Oz and have a choice away what's happening to America in case these evil Neocons steal the election the way Fox helped influence the decision of the electoral college won out over the popular vote...Gore and others should have put up a stand in Florida and be the rightful president of the US
...instead this idiot Bush put us into a rapid decline
(don't get me started!)

Obama On Fox News: Accuses Bret Baier Of Interrupting, Two 'Going At Each Other'
In a rare interview with Fox News on Wednesday, President Obama predicted to host Bret Baier that Congress will soon pass the health care reform proposal that his administration has been working on for months.

OBAMA: I'm confident it will pass. And the reason I'm confident that it's going to …
Thank you, LA, for the congratulations on getting my Bronze! I've been wanting this for a long time. It's almost anticlimatic now after doing it all!
I bet Buffy could manage to surf on the board like another dog does down the beach! I miss her. How is she doing?

perhaps relating??
I like this excerpt from the daily OM about finding happiness!
Expressing your creativity can be a powerful means of entertaining yourself or the people you care for. Often, we look for fun in situations created by others. Each of us has the potential to entertain ourselves by simply putting a novel, creative spin on life or thinking about our everyday duties in a new way. In doing so, you can take an everyday activity and make it more enjoyable by going about it in a fresh way. It also becomes easier to find the humor in the little foibles you experience as you move through your days. When you possess the ability to entertain yourself, your happiness is in your hands. By using your creativity to…

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Hundreds are evacuating Great Barrier Reef islands and ports, and ships are on notice amid warnings Cyclone Ului will hit the central Queensland coast this weekend.

More than 300 tourists and residents are being evacuated from Heron Island, off Rockhampton, and Lady Elliot Island, off Gladstone, over the next two days.

In Rockhampton, the local disaster management committee is meeting to ensure the region is prepared.

Commercial shipping has been put on notice.

The weather bureau expects Ului, which is currently a category four cyclone, to cross the coast somewhere between Bowen and Gladstone on Saturday or Sunday.

It says the cyclone could bring swells of between eight and 10 metres, but that will depend on exactly where it hits and its intensity.

Last March, cargo ship the Pacific Adventurer lost 31 containers and spilt 270,000 litres of fuel oil in rough seas whipped up by Cyclone Hamish.

Maritime Safety Queensland said that while cyclones increased the risk of oil spills, it had continge…

a little happiness before the storm

of course all of my epiphanies were erased into cyberspace again
as I saw how lucky we were to have this little bit of paradise on the beach....
after playing a couple games of chess with ocean st. mate I went out to look at the surf and saw the most beautiful rainbows sprouting out of the sea
with the light shining between the clouds on the surfers.. as if there were pots of gold at each end!
it was almost heavenly...
I couldn't capture it on my broken camera
but fortunately I had my new found video camera to capture it... ( I found the charger back here in our flat)
I need to search for a pic that will be appropriate for this little bit of heaven...
a cyclone just did its damage to Fiji
and is on it's 100 km/hr course to our little paradise...
so it was almost as if God was giving us a beautiful show before the storm!

Right wing religious redneck radicals are forcing their views on innocent school children!

AUSTIN, Texas - A far-right faction of the Texas State Board of Education succeeded Friday in injecting conservative ideals into social studies, history and economics lessons that will be taught to millions of students for the next decade.

Teachers in Texas will be required to cover the Judeo-Christian influences of the nation's Founding Fathers, but not highlight the philosophical rationale for the...
for the separation of church and state. Curriculum standards also will describe the U.S. government as a "constitutional republic," rather than "democratic," and students will be required to study the decline in value of the U.S. dollar, including the abandonment of the gold standard.

"We have been about conservatism versus liberalism," said Democrat Mavis Knight of Dallas, explaining her vote against the standards. "We have manipulated strands to insert what we want it to be in the document, regardless as to whether or not it's appropriate."

Today was the best day in a long while..
it was so long since I felt so very welcome in a place..
I earned my bronze medallion finally today at the Miami Surf Club!
They invited me for to stay over at the club for lunch
after we waited for us to be given the chance to swim the surf with the hard break...
I was the first to reach the shore among the 20 swimmers...
Never have I felt stronger and more vindicated to know my abilities as a surf lifeguard!
Now I can walk tall as I patrol the beach as volunteer to help save folks in trouble!
The big day to get tested for my bronze medallion is tomorrow!
Please, Lord, help me pass!
there are so many things that I have to do...
I can also feel so overwhelmed yet
I dont want to depend on a medication such as adderall to focus better
it could cause unknown side effects...
but the bronze exam for becoming a volunteer lifeguard on sunday is coming up
I am nervous about that and feel with the adderall
I could focus better so I think that it will be good to be able to do it without meds but I will feel more confident with a little... especially knowing the instructor will be there who stated that I was not ready for the assesment a month ago... I want to not let things like that bother me...but I will actually pray and feel my confidence in myself will still keep improving with age... as I become wiser..(hopefully)
all of this and then not even wanting to think about the house in the Okie Zone can be overwhelming
along with helping my wife to cope with her daily depression...
life can be tough
but then I look at our wonderful beautiful son and believe it is all worth while to bring hi…
ok.... it's probably the problem with these laptop computers.. like the other one I have.... I guess I need to break down and get some lessons on the way I type and I'm pushing the that I push the area where I can move the cursor(?) and all of the writing disappears into cyberspace... I was talking about my scrooge mcduck genes where I save money for the rainy day... or better yet the end of the world (as we know it) financially collapses the way the neorepublicons desire America to become a banana republic the way many countries in south america have become... most americans will be so in debt to creditors that they work long hours to just survive and not become a homeless person...trying desperately to pay off the credit cards at outrageous rates and taxes that only profit corporate welfare and the military industrial complex!! whew!! ...ppp, passs again it was erased... I guess I need to write on word perfect before it's all was a beautiful day and after v…
wow... somebody from sacramento has been visiting my site for december 2004...
what was so intriguing about that time period or what I wrote
for them to visit my site several times per day...
maybe some readers could give me insight on what they might or dislike about my writing??
its 4 am and Ive been watching some good movies before I wanted to have the chance to write to you...
Surrogates and a chinese movie called Red Cliff...
the latter movie showed how to win a war against overwhelming odds with the step by step strategies of chess!
My realization/epiphany again is reiterated about treating life as a chess game..
I had that thought almost 20 years ago after Mom passed away and before Alene passed..
my life is short and I know that I can still have victory...(things can always turn around in a tough game with the knight!)...
I know that if I can do the steps one a time , we can have a succesful happy family...

but the biggest things to look out for are emotional vampires!

An introduction to …
I was motivated to do a search for this pic and anonymous poem after seeing the pic with my son...I am a hopeful agnostic tuning often into my own spirituality, knowing that my brother and I buried the ashes first of Mom and then our Dad many years later in front of our Aussie home....

I had put these pics on earlier in the day, but the writing and photos disappeared into cyberspace...

Now I thought again about our beautiful child and the footprints beside him!
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"

as I try to discover that self actualized person that can do the best with the attributes (strengths and weaknesses) that he has
I look out at the ocean and wonder about my future...
can I let my dreams become reality without them becoming my master??.. can I help this
jet take off with it's engine totally tuned to tip top shape to make it's flight into it's new adventure
where will this flight take us??
I feel others have their dream mixed in with their post avatar depression (after watching the film)
they might wish for a younger healthier body
with the ability to fly to places where they have never been..
looking for e…
If you can dream - and not make dreams your master,
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools

I love this poem of Kipling...about being a hero at least in my own mind...
I keep getting back up after disasters
and don't give up..
it's my William Wallace brave heart mentality...ready to do battle no matter what the steaks...
failing again the preassesment out of my own nerves...putting the mask on wrong while the instructor berated me over where my fingers were to create a seal... I knew that I would never meet this insecure man's standards as if no matter what , he had to prove to impartial observers that I was in some little aspect incompetent...if i did something well, he would find something el…