Thursday, March 29, 2007

Green Thumb Update

I stated in a PREVIOUS POST how I started my own garden. I can't tell you how fulfilling it is to get my hands dirty in the earth. I spend every spare moment in the yard pruning and maintaining the plant. The tomatoes and the bush beans yield fruit EVERY SINGLE DAY. Can you imagine that? I eat from my garden every day.

I have several bush beans in pots. As tiny as they look -- they produce every day. As they get bigger, I'll continue to move them to bigger pots. I also have some cabbage seedlings and brussel sprout seedlings going.


This is what the bush bean looks like. Didn't the Creator make this world ABSOLUTELY perfect? As always, I am so humbled by God's creations.

Get that garden started because the Federal Reserve Notes that we all work for is about to lose ALL of its value... and you'll need some food in place before it drops... get that food storage going!

**This has been a public announcement by your RESIDENT PARANOID**
LOL... Fa reals yall -- like Joseph of Egypt in the Bible -- In times of abundance, save for the lean times.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Ron Paul for PRESIDENT!

I am a huge supporter of Ron Paul. His views on law, in general, are OUTSTANDING!

He has a deep understanding of the Federal Reserve <---a PRIVATE institution... and the fiat currency we currently use in America.

He understands that the income tax has NO LEGAL BASE in government... meaning a tax on your LABOR IS ILLEGAL!!!

He supports constitutional legislation.

Read about him. He's a great candidate!

Ron Paul for PRESIDENT!!

Take the shortest political quiz HERE.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2007


I said in a recent blog how I HATED the Akaka Bill. In the halls of the U.S. Government, the Akaka Bill in its current version is called The Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2007. I say it again: I HATE THE AKAKA BILL. To give you a brief overview, Senator Akaka introduced the Bill to gain recognition from the United States corporation for Native Hawaiians. According to Senator Akaka and his supporters, the Bill would allow for a Native Hawaiian entity to operate and negotiate with the United States corporation OR Federal Government and also with the legally termed State of Hawaii. The Native Hawaiian entity would operate on behalf of the indigenous peoples of Hawai'i and mirror other indigenous tribes within the borders of the corporate United States. ie Eskimo's in Alaska and hundreds of Native American tribes.

There are several ideas in the Akaka Bill that proponents argue will be beneficial to Hawaiians. Here are a few of them:

  • The Bill will begin the reconciliation process of the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawai'i.

  • The Kingdom of Hawaii will gain federal recognition by the corporate United States.

  • The Bill will force the federal government to provide for Native Hawaiian's in the form of health care, education, employment training, economic development, childrens services, conservation programs.... etc.

  • If you read the actual bill (click HERE.), it gives a very brief history, in terms of U.S. treaties and Congressional Acts, of the relationship between Hawai'i and the corporate United States. For those not familiar with reading legal documents, pay close attention to the Definitions section of the document. Also, you should reference back to any act mentioned in the Bill. You MUST read the mentioned act in its ENTIRETY. In general, what you see emerging is a mess of legal prose purposely meant to discourage further research. I say, the choice is yours. For me, my mantra is KNOW THE LAW AND BE WELL DISPOSED TO USE IT.

    Proponents arguments as mentioned above seem like admirable and noble. On the surface, it would seem that way. Though I could place my own spin on the ENTIRE bill and its verbage, I present my "flip" on just those three items above.

    The overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893 was masterminded by a very small minority of white American male's. Most of them Protestant missionaries or descendants of the people that came to "save the heathen's". Surprised? Their greed and appetite for land and power and the subjugation of the Hawaiian race orchestrated the events that led to the overthrow of Queen Lili'uokalani (pictured above). It has been just over a hundred years since the OVERTHROW and today's politicians purport to be apologetic. They tout that this bill will RECONCILE and heal the indigenous people of Hawai'i. How? How does a legal document create this magnificent change? A legal document cannot change behavior nor erase the wrong-doings of the past.

    Why would federal recognition be good for kanaka maoli (Hawaiian people)? I assume that people look to the federal government for the "handouts" that come with federal recognition. As I mentioned above, the Bill wants to introduce federally sponsored health care, education, employment training, etc. You get the picture. I have several issues with this.
    1. It is reminiscent of the 10 Pillars or 10 Measures of Communism as outlined by Marx and Engels. Go google it folks! You'll be alarmed at how many current U.S. Laws are in harmony with Communist thought. All our freedoms will be wiped from our memory's if we continue to progress down this road. Anyway... free handouts is not my idea of a self-determined nation.

    2. The legal verbage in the actual Bill suggest that kanaka maoli (Hawaiian People) are native American's. NO!!!! Hawaiians are NOT native American. Hawai'i is NOT a part of the continental United States and federal recognition would put kanaka maoli in this category.

    3. Finally, what has federal recognition done for the Indian Nations that exist in the United states? Native Americans are the MOST regulated group of people. If that is the model for what this Bill sees for Hawaiians, I don't wany ANY parts of it! THE END.


    To tie this all back together, my final conclusion is that the AKAKA Bill smells like a pair of funky socks on a hot summer day after playing 3 hours worth of basketball. Nothing good can come of the funky, ole Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2007. Get rid of it. Kick it out. Kick it WAYYYY out. Get in touch with your congressional representative and ASK them to REJECT this bill. VOTE NO!!! I don't want any parts of it.

    I'm out!

    Monday, March 19, 2007

    Nothing To Blog About...

    1. In three words, explain what ended your last relationship?
    HE.DIVORCED.ME.

    2. When was the last time you shaved your legs?
    10 minutes ago

    3. What were you doing this morning at 8am?
    umm... actin' like i was working

    4. What were you doing 15 minutes ago?
    in the shower

    5. Are you any good at math?
    I get by

    6. Last night?
    i read myself to sleep

    7. Do you have any famous ancestors?
    i don't know...

    8. Have you ever burped in front of the opposite sex?
    yeah... all the time

    9. Do you know the words to the song on your blog?
    i dont have music on my blog

    10. Last thing you received in the mail?
    Snail - netflix
    email - DAILY OM... i love them!!!

    11. How many different beverages have you drank today?
    water & a smoothie

    12. What's one thing you wish to change about yourself?
    the belly

    13. What do you wish for?
    time to do EVERYTHING i aspire to

    14. Do you draw your name in the sand when you go to the beach?
    absolutely... hoping someone in the sky reads it ;-)

    15. What's the most painful dental procedure you've had?
    cleanings are painful cuz they don't give you anestesia for that

    16. What is outside of your back door?
    garage

    17. Any plans for Friday night?
    hmmm... PRIDE comes out in theaters

    18. Do you like the ocean?
    absolutely -- something about the pacific ocean just TOTALLY frees me

    19. Have you ever received one of those big tins of 3 different popcorn?
    no... i hope no one starts gettin' me that stuff

    20. Have you ever been to a planetarium?
    nope but i just might go to the one at the Bishop Museum

    21. Natural childbirth or epidural?
    ask me when i go through it -- i will probably do NATURAL... that's what i want

    22. Something you are excited about
    time & all eternity

    23. What is your favorite flavor of JELLO?
    i HATE jello

    24. Are any of your great-grandparents still alive?
    nope

    25. Describe your keychain:
    it's a green frog

    26. Do you like anyone in your blog roll?
    yep -- they wouldn't be on it if i didn't like what i read

    27. When was the last time you spoke in front of a large group?
    I do all the time

    28. What is your winter coat like?
    winter coat in hawaii=rain coat

    29. How often do you lay with your significant other and just cuddle, no sex?
    all.the.time -- husband is WONDERFUL

    30. Can you tie a cherry stem in a knot with your tongue?
    nope... LOL... funny question

    Sunday, March 18, 2007

    Netflix: First Season of GREYS ANATOMY

    I got Grey's Anatomy in the mail on Friday.... the first five episodes. I watched the entire disc on Saturday evening on my i.Mac while husband monopolized the TV in the living room.

    Anyway, I probably couldn't give you a review like folks that get paid to do it so I'll spare you my take on it.... or maybe not. LOL.

    So there's a hoe that parades around like Miss Innocent. She's "surgeon royalty"... her mother was a pioneer in surgery. There's a "super model" type girl that is trying to shatter the stereotype. She does a great job. I really like her character. There's an Asian doctor -- love her character to death. There's the "nazi", ironically, she's a Black woman -- and she's GREAT!!! i love her character as well.

    In just five episodes, I already know the ENTIRE cast and love little things about each of them. I love George O'Malley. His character is such a cutie. In high school, he would have been the guy I was secretly chasing.

    Anyway -- rent it sometime. I absolutely love it.

    Friday, March 16, 2007

    Stolen

    I despise tourism.

    I despise foreign-owned holdings in Hawai'i.

    I hate that Hawaiian people are living on the beach while foreign investors over-develop what little land is left... cause the property taxes to SKY-ROCKET and cause the "host culture" to be displaced in our own land.

    I hate that Hawaiian "blood" will continue to dissipate.

    I hate that the UNITED STATES federal government wants to "qualify" Hawaiians.

    I hate the Akaka Bill!!!!!

    I despise the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

    I hate American "nature conservationists". All they want from Hawai'i is to place more and more "conservation" land INTO the jurisdiction of the United States federal government.

    I truly despise the thought of my children and the rest of my posterity having to defend this land and keep the foreigners away from land ownership.

    I hate that my generation is lulled by a false sense of security that all will be well -- when OBVIOUSLY our rights, our lands and our freedom is continually being stripped from us. WAKE UP!!!

    I hate ignorance!

    The other day a caucasian male told me that Hawaiian's should "get over" the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom. It is exactly this attitude that fuels my anger toward foreigners. I'm amazed that he felt he could speak on it.

    I hate that a FOREIGN legal system has been imposed on Hawaiian people and my people are ignorant to the ways to navigate through the legal fodder.

    I hate that the prisons are filled with Pacific Island people.

    I don't want to assimilate into mainstream American culture!!!

    I hate that foreigners have NO concept of Hawaiian values and want to impose their own values instead of adopting ours.

    Revolution!!! Protest all that is WRONG! Wake up and DO SOMETHING!!! Get involved. Grass Roots is where its at.

    I'm done!!!!

    Thursday, March 15, 2007

    Netflix: WATER


    Water, directed by Deepa Mehta. I have just added this film to my Movie Favorites list. I was so moved by this film. The mixture of child-like moments and dramatic realism had me laughing and hurting and crying. The stunning visuals of life in India for a widow in the 1930's captivated my interest from the beginning. The culture is so unlike my own, however I can connect with each characters blind faith in religion, culture and tradition.

    There is an overwhelming sadness from the beginning of the film that leads up to a bittersweet ending. The film follows a brood of a dozen or so widows as they try to maintain their Hindi lifestyle as it pertains to widows. Widows are considered outcasts and according to Hindu Religious Texts, they must remain so until their death.

    The gnawing ache in my stomach, as I watched this film, is that each and every widow could have escaped their fate by just walking away. They were so bound by tradition and culture and religion that they truly believed that God wanted them to suffer so. It is true with women across the globe. We don't have to submit to society's stereotype on what a woman should be. Break free and live YOUR authentic life! (Isn't that the buzz word? Authentic!)

    Anyway, movies are a huge market in India. I hear that it dwarfs Hollywood. That means I have a lot of pleasurable movie-going for me in the future. I've watched a few Chinese movies and was equally impressed. The foreign market is definitely where "ITS" at. Foreign films and older films have become my respite. For me, American cinema is just plain WACK! I can't describe it in any other terms. It's sorry! I'm glad Netflix has such a wide variety of foreign films.

    So anyway, Ladies... if you're looking for something REALLY good to watch... step away from Lifetime and hunt this film down. It was well worth my time.

    Sunday, March 11, 2007

    What's The Point?

    Maybe it's the voyeur in me but I'm highly irritated by the number of blogs I usually read that are now labeled --> YOU MUST BE INVITED BY THE AUTHOR TO VIEW THIS BLOG.

    Isn't the whole point of blogging to put your opinions and ideas in the atmosphere on a worldwide platform?? Maybe it's just me... **shrugs** ...that want's to have my opinions out there.

    For those who do, in fact, have your blog set to private -- WHAT'S THE POINT?

    That's So Raven

    I hate that I know things without having any hard evidence.

    Sometimes, I'll be sitting quietly somewhere and suddenly just KNOW something. It's like the TV Show, That's So Raven... knowledge just comes to me.... suddenly and abruptly. It's hard to have the burden of knowing truth because the flip side is KNOWING when someone is lying.

    I can hear conversations with no one around me. And I don't actually hear voices. In fact, the only voice I hear is my own. However, it could be a couple hours later or days or even weeks... and snippets of the conversation I heard comes right back to me and I instantly KNOW what's next. This is the hard part... and the part where the lying happens. When that person deviates from what is supposed to happen. I have never been wrong. If they deviate from it and I tell them different. They get a shocked look on their face then deny it.

    The truth ALWAYS comes to light.

    Saturday, March 03, 2007

    Family Issues

    I took a test on Tickle.com about the subconscious mind. At first, I was quite surprised with the results but I've become quite aware of its truthfulness. It said that I was preoccupied with family issues.

    I've said it time and again that my mother and I have ALWAYS battled. She's very critical of me. In turn, I've treated her in the same manner. I mirror her behavior. Do you know that she said that I should be the bigger person and STOP being so critical instead of her doing it.

    I believe that this is the reason I had such a hard time when my mother was on the brink of death. I couldn't let her go because I hadn't resolved any of the issues I had with her. I don't know if I'll ever be able to resolve any of it. She's not really open to it. However, I know I can just put our prior relations in the past and let it drop.

    Don't get me wrong. On the surface, it would appear to the general public that my mother and I are quite close. This is not the case. Out of duty I cater to her needs. I cook for her. Clean her house for her. I take her where she needs to go. Whatever she needs -- I am there. That's the surface. On an emotional level -- we DO NOT connect. I don't know how to correct this. I've sat down with her and had OPEN & HONEST communication. It hasn't done anything to transform the relationship.

    When she attacks me and criticizes me -- I just swallow it; stand up and walk away. That's all I can do. Due to her physical ailments, the easiest thing to do is BOUNCE. **heavy sigh**

    I hope to never, ever pass on this relationship to my daughters.... whenever they come along.... soon!

    Friday, March 02, 2007

    Positively

    My positive affirmations for today:

  • I am Beautiful!

  • My joy is full!

  • I am happier than I've ever been.

  • I am a money magnet.

  • I attract to me people with the "ABUNDANCE" mentality.


  • What are your affirmations for today?