Monthly Archives: June 2012

Uninspired

As the title says, I have been feeling uninspired so have not been posting a lot or even at all recently. So if you follow the blog then you will be disappointed, sorry about that.

Musings

Father’s Day weekend was a bust again, par for the course.

The dog has been bad for days now, and yet good in other ways, Teenagers! She is almost 2 yrs old now, give or take since they were not 100% sure when I got her, just how old she was.

When life gives you Lemons make Lemon aid, but so far I think I am still looking for the pitcher and running short on water for it!

Listened to a CBC documentary style report on Buffy SainteMarie What an amazing woman, so intelligent, introspective, observant, a Peace Nic who is willing to fight to be heard and fight for causes close to her heart. A peaceful Militant Native Poet, Singer, Songwriter, odd that I have never known (or cared) that she is a Native Woman.

Buffy Sainte-Marie a young woman with a guitar

Buffy Sainte-Marie a young woman with a guitar

A Canadian (native) girl, adopted by American (native) Couple and lived in the US and in Canada. She is self taught in; poetry, writing, singing, piano, guitar and something else too, but I forget what that is. Clearly a very lovely, talented and intellectual person.

I will be looking for her new album to come out and will buy this one as I heard some short clips and was very impressed with the songs and pure music of them.

Lovely smile on Buffy Sainte-Marie

Present day Warrior Poet, Peace Nic Activist for Native rights and liberties

Reminded again today, that if you read body language and depend on it to watch for surprises in people, sometimes your training is wrong. Today I thought someone was getting violent or looking at me as a soft target, so I Switched into Soldier Mode. Well just so happens, sometimes they are looking at you intently because they are Deaf and trying to read your lips, features and body language.

Hmmfffff

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Mosquitoes and other Health

Well, been busy learning new things for my business and changing the direction of my life, so not too many posts lately. That being said I am providing some links here that have some great info.

The first is on Natural Bug Repellents

The Natural News 
The next link is for the actual site and has some great links on health, the environment, society the government and on an on.

Here are some links on Northern Bushcraft and Wild Edible Plants

Ontario WildFlowers page

Wildwood Survival Natural Food page

Not promoting any of these pages, just links for myself so if you like them use them, but I am not saying sign up for any of them.
Cheers ~WildE

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Well now, just had to add this in, I was reading a new site See link above on Natural News so here are some links to dive into;

Here are a couple of other articles worth reading on the Death of the private small farms and culling of stocks;

Pig Farm attacks
http://www.naturalnews.com/035372_Michigan_pigs_farm_freedom.html

Michigan RAIDING FARMS.. 
http://www.naturalnews.com/035585_Michigan_farms_raids.html

Raid on Mormons
http://www.naturalnews.com/034371_food_storage_federal_agents_customer_list.html

Good News, Courts rule in favour of letting you sue the GMO companies
http://www.naturalnews.com/035585_Michigan_farms_raids.html

So again sorry for so many links but I think they are important to get out, We need to Lawyer up in some cases and buy more ammo for others!

YOU BE THE JUDGE !

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US Gov steals ChickenMans Property in Death

Chicken man finally lost the fight to the US Gov, Local Gov and paid the ultimate price ! 

This is so sad I had to post it here. Although this story happened in the US, and happens all over the US time and again, We in Canada have the same issues and same situations.

So, posting this to show you what our governments are up too!

From another Blog and worth, sharing so you can watch out for what will happen to your or someone you know..

SW June 5, 2012 at 8:37 PM

I just recently found this site and I’m going thru some of the articles. This one was published back in March and it really shows the gestapo at work.

http://offgridsurvival.com/chickenmandeadafterfightinggovernment/

•In September of 2010, Roswell prosecuted Wordes under the new ordinance claiming he had too many birds for his lot size. The judge found him not guilty since he had the chickens before the ordinance became law.
•In September of 2010, he was convicted of grading sediment on his land without a permit and having inoperable vehicles in his yard. He was sentenced to community service.
•In November of 2010, code enforcement served Wordes with a nuisance citation.
•After winning twice in court against the city, the county then got involved and actually cited him for “not properly stacking his firewood.”
•In 2011, the 84 year-old women who held Mr. Wordes mortgage was harassed by the city into selling Wordes mortgage for forty cents on the dollar. The city then began the foreclosure process.
•While in the process of trying to save his home, Andrew Wordes was arrested by Roswell Police on the day that he was to bring paperwork that would’ve delayed his bankruptcy and the foreclosure on his home.
•Wordes was jailed for violating his probation after the city claimed he only served 122 of the 150 hours of community service that he had been ordered to serve. He then served 99 days in jail.
After his release, he placed a sign on his property that read “Trespassers will be construed as a bodily threat” and then waited for authorities to arrive and remove him.

This is a very small part of the article…. please go read the rest. It could happen to any of us.

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Picasso Life Lessons

This morning while driving back from Ottawa from my Great Uncles Funeral I was listening to the CBC. Now driving tired is much better when your listening to something entertaining and fun. My two favourite CBC hosts were on one after another; Michael Enright and Stuart McLean, each with their own brand of humour and insights.

Michael Enright was interviewing the Curator of the Ontario Museum in Toronto where the Pablo Picasso exhibition is being held this summer. The Curator and Michael were discussing Picasso’s life work through the different stages of his life and his different styles throughout his life.  They made a comment that will forever finally get Picasso and the comment was very simple and brief. Picasso became the most famous when he started to paint “what the mind sees and how the mind works at seeing and what the brain sees”, the others of his time and up till then had only painted what they saw and how they saw it through their eyes.

now I finally understand Picasso a bit better and want to see this exhibit

Through this simple statement of fact in this casual interview in a style of talking to one another interview, I finally get Picasso. The exhibit is about Picasso’s creation of works, his thought process and how he achieved the transitions from one style to another style. I may never fully appreciate the Cubist style he envisioned and created, but I now have a greater understanding of it and in a small way a glimpse into the Masters Mind in how his mind saw events and realities.

My Uncle died a month ago and the Celebration of Life was held this past Saturday. I had been reflecting on my Uncle, our similarities in how we saw the world and how we interacted with it. We both tend to laugh and make jokes in awkward situations and sombre moments both trying to diffuse the situations or events to liven or lighten the moods of others around us. We both have weird laughs and make people smile when they do not want to, make people smile when they need too and make people smile to make ourselves smile. In effect, I tried to glimpse into my Uncles Mind to see how his influence in my life had helped to shape me.

Stuart McLean talked about life events, presented another rousing tale of adventure of our hero Dave and his friends in the Vinyl Cafe. This story revolved around fishing and catching fish. Very appropriate as some of my best memories are of my Uncle and the rest of the family at their Marina on the Ottawa River. The marina where I ran around as a wee kid, helping, getting in the way, playing with the big old interesting Cash Register, fishing, campfires, listening to the Banjo that my Uncle learned to play in only a couple of weeks, fishing from boats with my Uncle and my Poppa (Grandfather), memories although few now due to my brain injury, at least I have a few memories of this enjoyable time in my life.

Growing up, I spent a lot of time with my Great Uncles, Great Aunts and Grandparents, thus am I shaped in my thoughts, morals, outlooks, laughter, sense of humour and emotions. Thus, I am not in tune with people my own age, although they are catching up, I am more in tune with Two generations ahead of me.

I believe Picasso was similarly thought moulded, in-tune with the Great Masters of previous generations as well as his fathers generation, as his father was a famous painter in Spain before him. Picasso was a man out of time, living in both the past and the future, we as a people are just catching up to him.

Soldier turned civilian, survivalist turned prepper, the world at large is just catching back up with this concept of Prepping and Living, maybe one day I will feel normal and in tune with those around me?

This I muss and write as I sit in my Van, writing on my laptop my thoughts on the past and the future, watching the Full Moon rise over the farm fields, watch as the sky darkens and the lands blend into the deep shadows of night. Watch and hop out now and then to play with my big puppy as she runs around the yard playing fetch with herself and catch as she tosses the bottle up in the air or the 2×4, her favourite fetch and chew stick.

I live off grid, get the power for my laptop from my Vans’ battery or from the Solar powered batteries in my Off grid living arrangements, wondering am I of the past, living at the back of this farm or living in the soon to be future arrangement of the general populous, off grid as they will no longer have power either? Off Grid, no Power, if there is a big SHFT or EMP pulse, yes disruption to the Now, the standard way of life that others are living now, so will they catch up to me, or will I catch up to them?

Like Picasso, my mind sees things differently than a lot of others, I see reality in a few phases at the same time, I see multiple things at the same time, I see, I observe, but what is it that we miss when we see? Sherlock Holmes stated; “people see but they do not observe” Now I am able to view Picasso’s work in a new light because I will be observing his work in more of a light in which he saw it. Will I see his work like you see his work? Will I see life as you see life, will others see life anew or life re-created?

Here is to Picasso’s painting, I believe the world will have a paradigm shift soon, the world will quickly become like a Picasso Cubist or Creationists period, although I hope it does not, for the suffering will be greater than his observations and sorrow over the Spanish Civil war, the observations that helped to create and define his work. The future, where my Uncle’s laughter will ring true in my minds eye and hearing, in times of strife and need, times that are changing and coming.

paradigm shift

Picasso painting

Our future?

ps. maybe I write like a Picasso cubist or creationist period, maybe I write like he saw things, in multiples, in shifts many things at once, maybe my writing is like that, hard to read, easy to read, parts of many interlinked into the whole?

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Bikes for SHFT

Ok,

so I have mentioned bikes a few times, mine is an older Jeep Bike! Yuppers a Jeep bicycle, and it is heavy old, sturdy and rides not too bad. That all being said, I think I will have to part ways with it. This bike, just does not fit me, it does not matter how I adjust it, I think the frame is the wrong size for me, because me knees kill me even on short trips and this has kept me off of it too long now.

Next week, I will be sneaky and go with it to a bike store and ask them what they think. Then I will start looking for a newer bike from the USED section or Kijiji.ca or yard sales etc. My last bike in BC had front suspension and I can not tell you what a difference that made. The extra wide deep grip with road centre tires,  made a huge difference as well and I loved riding that bike.

I was going to take a pic of the bike but the wind is about 60km hr, with rain so no pics with my cell phone in this weather. Below are a couple of links to some excellent bike pages.

1st this is just such a cool touring bike tribute page I am in awe of some of them and astounded at some others, like the Big Wheel Big how the hell do you ride that for hours at a time?

huge big wheel bike touring France

ok, so how do you get up on this big wheel bike to tour, how do you tour for hours and hours with it??

2nd is a site from a manufacture that has way more different styles of bikes than I ever thought possible!

cool and unexpected bike

pedal ATV Bike, go anywhere you can pedal

Both sites are worth taking a look, both sites have tons of info from people whom bikes are a passion and love affair.

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