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Saturday, February 05, 2011


one of THE saddest stories i have ever read

i don't know what to say

Christian Crees Tear Down Sweat Lodge
By Valerie Taliman

When Redfern Mianscum built a sweat lodge in his Cree community last October, he was hoping it would bring about spiritual healing. Instead, it brought criticism and a controversial ban on Native spirituality and sweat lodges.
Mianscum agreed last fall to build a ‘mitutsaan,’ or sweat lodge, in the backyard of a friend, Lana Wapachee, so their families would have a place to pray in the traditions of Cree spiritual teachings. “The sweat lodge helped me turn away from alcohol and things that were hurting my family,” said Miascum, who returned to Cree traditions four years ago after his family suffered the loss of a baby. “I went back to the healing methods of our ancestors, and it turned me around for the better,” he said. “I wanted to share that with my family and others who believe this way.”
A few days after the sweat lodge was constructed, Christian members of this James Bay Cree community circulated a petition, signed by about 130 people, demanding that it be torn down. “We further request that no native spirituality be allowed in our community such as pow wows and spiritual practices, and [that we] not even allow any person to come into our community to bring these kind of practices to confuse our youth,” it stated. “Our concerns are for our youth, our children and grandchildren. We have raised them with the Word of God and we will continue to do so. They know the difference between the Word of God and spiritual practices.”..............

Lana Wapachee
oh and buffy is cree (this just happens to be my favorite song of hers)


Friday, February 04, 2011

exit through the PET shop

open up


Sculptures by Ronit Baranga

you saw it from one angle, here's another

via (from edwardmoy's flickrstream

lake shore drive

'splain this to me lucy bill..............

why would god then waste sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much space? why not just create the earth and that moon you're so very fond of talking about? why create EVERYthing else for kazillions of miles? why waste? really. i don't get it

the comments are disabled at the youtube video of o'wrongly. otherwise, i'd let 'em know he's right. mars doesn't have a moon. IT HAS FUCKING TWO OF THEM; Phobos and Deimos

video found over at bob cesca's awesome blog

i got the link to these (fake) billboards (with VERY REAL bible quotes)

from lemmy caution

here are the rest of them

if you're gonna quote the bible at me you CANNOT CHERRY PICK. QUOTE IT THE FUCK ALL

and the news would be???????

i know they're hucksters, YOU know they're hucksters and THEY FUCKING know it their own damn selves

FOXLEAKS: Fox Caught Scripting Socialism Attack

by Oliver Willis

"Isn't that what they do in socialist countries?"
Steve Doocy's question sounded like a spontaneous reaction to what he apparently saw as the threat Barack Obama would pose to freedom of the press.
It wasn't.
The Fox News host's inflammatory question had, in fact, been scripted the night before in an email sent by a Fox producer............


Thursday, February 03, 2011


no, it's a man


via lady bunny

hmmm, first i've heard of this

The Army’s Wrong-Headed (and Discriminatory) “Spiritual Fitness Test”

It’s hard to believe that the U.S. Army has something known as the “Spiritual Fitness Test.”  According to an NPR report, Brig. Gen. Rhonda Cornum, director of something called “Comprehensive Soldier Fitness,” supposedly found data that “spiritual fitness has a positive impact on quality of life, on coping and on mental health.”  Since that “finding,” the army has had a required survey for soldiers to assess their “spiritual fitness.”  One question in the survey asks a soldier to rank herself or himself on the statement: I am a spiritual person. I believe that in some way my life is closely connected to all of humanity. I often find comfort in my religion and spiritual beliefs.”  Another asks to rank herself or himself on “In difficult times, I pray or meditate.”

Obviously, atheists and other non-religious soldiers will get ”low” marks on the test.  In fact, most atheists might be expected to get 100% of the questions “wrong.”  A “low” mark on the test results in an assessment that:.................

looked it up to make sure and yup, it's real:
Army's 'Spiritual Fitness' Test Angers Some Soldiers
by Barbara Bradley Hagerty
Multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan have taken a toll on soldiers: Witness the rise in suicides and other stress-related disorders. A few years ago, the Army noticed that some soldiers fared better than others, and it wondered: Why?
One reason, says Brig. Gen. Rhonda Cornum, is that people who are inclined toward spirituality seem to be more resilient.
"Researchers have found that spiritual people have decreased odds of attempting suicide, and that spiritual fitness has a positive impact on quality of life, on coping and on mental health," says Cornum, who is director of Comprehensive Soldier Fitness.......................

pic: J. Scott Applewhite/AP
Brig. Gen. Rhonda Cornum, pictured here in 2008, says the Army's spiritual fitness test was developed in part because people who are inclined toward spirituality seem to be more resilient. But she says that nothing about the assessment indicates whether someone is fit to be a soldier.


you're welcome!

now that i've had my two snowdays working from home

i'm ready to get back. one more puff then i'll get going


WHAT THE GIANT FUCK???????????????

South Dakota Republicans propose bill that requires all adults to own a gun


ok ok ok, tell me how that works, free to choose wise? tell me how that works as LESS government involvement? 

i would be PROUD to have zach as MY son

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

 got this from here. i cannot vouch for it's veracity. if it's real............................

Can you name any country that became a democracy after a violent revolution? Honestly, can you even name one?

Sean Hannity, on Egypt (thanks, Cayman)
maybe mr hannity is from russia and is not from THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. what cha think?

if you don't pray i'm BEGGING you to pray

pray that this creature runs for president in 2012
pray this creature who doesn't know the constitution runs. pray this creature thinks the founding fathers fought to abolish slavery, runs.

Bachmann heading to South Carolina

nope, not from the onion

best photo ever?

well, it's up there for sure
(miles davis and kenny g)


and we can't forget flush, can we?

none of this is news. yet it's ALWAYS in the news

republican governors messing with teachers (bad teacher DO have to be booted, but i think they're all ruffed up because our president happened to mention teachers. they can't share and must take all of their toys out of the sandbox)

secret torture sites in iraq (supported by us troops)

faux 'news' saying obama was a marxist/socialist and more, even before he was president

fake pimps and hos at planned parenthood

charlie sheen in rehab (i don't give a flying fuck by the way)

Monday, January 31, 2011

hey, i played this video game!

houses of prostitution in the 1870s

nothing to add here

1870 Guide to New York City Brothels

by Gwen Sharp

The New York Times has made available a digital copy of The Gentleman’s Directory, a guide to New York City published in 1870. The guidebook informs travelers of a particular type of local attraction: brothels. Of course, the information was for curiosity’s sake only:

Not that we imagine the reader will ever desire to visit these houses. Certainly not; he is, we do not doubt, a member of the Bible Society, a bright and shining light…But we point out the location of these places in order that the reader may know how to avoid them… (p. 6-7)..........

no wonder i get headaches!

the complete earl scruggs!

me (and a friend) last night


Reading and sewing by gas portable lamp 1900's

you know i really didn't know too very much about these dudes

until i heard a story a while back, on npr. then i did some further research. sure, they DO do some good things as well (like support some of the arts) but let's just say these boyz are NEVER gonna get a christmas card from me

Greenpeace blimp buzzes Koch brothers’ strategy meeting

Attendees of the billionaire Koch brothers' strategy session in Rancho Mirage, California, this weekend were met with an unusual sight: A blimp overhead declaring "Koch brothers -- dirty money."
The blimp was the work of Greenpeace, the environmentalist group that last year brought attention to the prominent role that Charles and David Koch, owners of Kansas-based oil company Koch Industries, play in efforts to discredit climate change theories.
The brothers, who jointly own the second-largest privately held company in the US, "are able to push their polluter agenda through tens of millions of dollars in campaign contributions, lobbying, and funding fronts groups and think tanks," Greenpeace said on its website...........