Sunday, September 14, 2008

Tribute to Women Who Fought for Our Right to Vote

I frequently ask young women how long they believe that females have been able to vote in the United States.

Most all are shocked to learn that it's been only since 1920 ... and few realize the hardships, sacrifices, imprisonment, and defamation these courageous and strong 'suffragettes' endured.

HBO has done an outstanding job in bringing to the screen Iron Jawed Angels ... so named for their iron will against being forced to eat while enprisoned.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Lose your house, lose your vote ? ? ? In the U S of A ? ? ?

With 7,000 families a day losing their homes to foreclosure ... this can not be allowed.

Lose your house, lose your vote --Michigan Republicans plan to foreclose African American voters By Eartha Jane Melzer 10 Sep 2008 The chairman of the Republican Party in Macomb County Michigan, a key swing county in a key swing state, is planning to use a list of foreclosed homes to block people from voting in the upcoming election as part of the state GOP's effort to challenge some voters on Election Day. "We will have a list of foreclosed homes and will make sure people aren't voting from those addresses," party chairman James Carabelli told Michigan Messenger in a telephone interview earlier this week.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Human Race Humour

A little girl asked her mother: 'How did the human race appear?' The mother answered, 'God made Adam and Eve; they had children; and so was all mankind made.' Two days later the girl asked her father the same question.

The father answered, 'Many years ago there were monkeys from which the human
race evolved.' The confused girl returned to her mother and said, 'Mum, how is it possible that you told me the human race was created by God, and Dad said they developed from monkeys?'

The mother answered, 'Well, Dear, it is very simple.
I told you about my side of the family, and your father told you about his.'  


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Monday, August 18, 2008

Choosing Death ...

Powerful and sensitive playwright, C.N. Taylor, courageously tackles a rarely spoken of end of life challenge in Unforgettable . This moving play is now being presented in Murphys, California, in the heart of the Mother Lode.

When independent, determined healthy, intelligent, and aging Henry chose to end his life, he turned to his only daughter for support.

I had stayed with my father while he purposefully made his exit from this world. It was a difficult experience for me, yet at times quite joyous. I was left with a feeling of profound respect for a man I loved dearly and with whom I disagreed on just about everything.

After years of family suffering as his wife of many decades passed slowly and painfully away, he had a different plan.

Unforgettable targets life and death article from the Sonora Union Democrat Weekender ... click here.

Click here for contact information. Black Bart Theatre in Murphy's through August 24th.

Life is a garden ...

life is a garden,
not a road
we enter and exit
through the same gate
where we go matters less
than what we notice
~ Bokonon ~
(The Lost Book) Thanks to Lucky
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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Unforgettable ...

August 15, 16, & 17, 2008 - By C.N. Taylor.
A humorous, poignant family drama will be presented at Black Bart Theatre in Murphys August 15-24. Produced by Duende and directed by Van Gordon, the cast includes local favorites Sheila Gradison, Mitch Agruss and Sid Marsh. Friday and Saturday curtain is at 8 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. and a special talkback performance begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August, 21st. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. For reservations call 532-5643.

Wise Words & Wolves

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, 'My son, the battle is between two 'wolves' inside us all.

One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.'

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: 'Which wolf wins?'

The old Cherokee simply replied, 'The one you feed.'

(with love & thanks to Gail)

Sunday, July 6, 2008


Thanks Lucky ... I believe this is a very, very, dangerous precedent.

 SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge in New York has ordered Google to turn over to Viacom a database linking users of YouTube, the Web's largest video site by far, with every clip they have watched there. Click here for full article.

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Sunday, June 8, 2008

Woman Owned & Operated & Designed... BRAVO

Given free reign in a men's bathroom in New York City, all woman Edge Design came up with this. Thanks & love to Ginger and Debbie!

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Saturday, June 7, 2008

Polar Bear Swims 200 Miles Shot Dead For Its Efforts ... how dare they ? ? ?

Thank you Mark Graffis:

Published on Friday, June 6, 2008 by The Guardian/UK
by Allegra Stratton and agencies

A polar bear that swam more than 200 miles in near-freezing waters to reach Iceland was shot on arrival in case it posed a threat to humans.0606 02 1

The bear, thought to be the first to reach the country in at least 15 years, was killed after local police claimed it was a danger to humans, triggering an outcry from animal lovers. Police claimed it was not possible to sedate the bear.

The operation to kill the animal was captured on film.

The adult male, weighing 250kg, was presumed to have swum some 200 miles from Greenland, or from a distant chunk of Arctic ice, to Skagafjordur in northern Iceland.

More here

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Friday, June 6, 2008

03 04 05 06 07 08

Saturday, at 4 minutes and 5 seconds after 3, in the United States .... it will be 03:04:05 06.07.08.

Have a great day!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Our Little Ol' Piggy Bank

This is our Piggy Bank after filling the car up with gas and buying groceries yesterday.

Did the oil companies really need $123 BILLION in profit last year???

Ponder the fact that Exxon alone profited over $40 BILLION DOLLARS in 2007, and that fact that foreclosures here in California alone, rose 375% from one (very, very) bad year ago. I believe it is all related.

A day hasn't passed recently that I haven't heard of another family losing their home. Neighborhoods, formerly manicured and safe, are decaying rapidly and expansively, while those corporations who pushed for this Middle East debacle, profit without limits. (Thanks to my precious Gail for the piggy picture ... if anyone can find the artist, I'd love to acknowledge how much this photo touched me.)

And thanks to all of you have been contributing to our work. Your generous donations, small and large, allow us to keep our message on the internet. We appreciate it more than you know.

Exxon also set an annual profit record by earning $40.61 billion last year - or nearly $1,300 per second in 2007. That exceeded its previous record of $39.5 billion in 2006. Click here for article in CNN Money.

"Last year these companies alone {Exxon Mobil (XOM, Fortune 500), Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA), BP (BP), Chevron (CVX, Fortune 500), and ConocoPhillips (COP, Fortune 500)} made over $123 billion in profit," said Markey. "What is the oil industry doing with all this profit? Unfortunately, it goes as much to financial engineering as to renewable engineering." Click here for article in CNN Money.

Monday, April 21, 2008

A fairy tale ...

One day, a long, long, long time ago....

There lived a woman who did not whine, nag or bitch.

This was a long, long, long time ago ...

And it was just that one

The End


Dedicated with much love to all my friends & fellow activists who whine, nag and bitch while raising awareness to the dangers of:
breast implants,
genetically modified seeds,
cell phones,
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity,
and other environmental industry cover-ups.

(And heartfelt thanks to Marlene for this perfect piece ... and for her decades of invaluable love & support. )

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Zeitgeist Day ~ Ides of March ~ 3.15.2008

This video, winner of the Award, has educated and inspired many of my friends and myself.

Click below to find a list of private and public events & showings on this date.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Sex Hormones, Mood Stabilizers Found In Drinking Water Of 41 MILLION Americans ... Common Industrial Chemicals In Tiny Doses Raise Health Issue

Note from Ilena Rosenthal:  There is such outrageous news coming at us all by moment by moment right now ... I really appreciated Andy Borowitz's satirical slant on this amazing revelation.

And while researchers do not yet understand the exact risks from decades of persistent exposure to random combinations of low levels of pharmaceuticals, recent studies _ which have gone virtually unnoticed by the general public _ have found alarming effects on human cells and wildlife.

In the course of a five-month inquiry, the AP discovered that drugs have been detected in the drinking water supplies of 24 major metropolitan areas _ from Southern California to Northern New Jersey, from Detroit to Louisville, Ky. Here's the full article on Huffington Post.

Bush Reveals Tap Water as Prescription Drug Plan

Note from Ilena:  One of the most important articles I've read that explains what a potentially health killing legacy these chemicals are could be creating was published in the Wall Street Journal a few years ago. It totally disputes all the rabid chemical industry publicists (aka flacks, shills, media, etc.) who claim that the many complex and multifaceted symptoms and illnesses commonly known as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity is a myth ... and then they blame everything but the chemicals!

Here's an excerpt ... I'll send you a copy of the whole article if you can't access it and want to read the rest. It's very, very, important. (send me note at

Common Industrial Chemicals In Tiny Doses Raise Health Issue
By Peter Waldman Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

For years, scientists have struggled to explain rising rates of some cancers and childhood brain disorders. Something about modern living has driven a steady rise of certain maladies, from breast and prostate cancer to autism and learning disabilities.

One suspect now is drawing intense scrutiny: the prevalence in the environment of certain industrial chemicals at extremely low levels. A growing body of animal research suggests to some scientists that even minute traces of some chemicals, always assumed to be biologically insignificant, can affect such processes as gene activation and the brain development of newborns. Amazing article here.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Bolivia to Denounce US Interference ... Bolivia Charges U.S. Official With Espionage

Note from Ilena: A good friend in Costa Rica has long believed that the Peace Corps volunteers were being 'used' for purposes other than peace.

Bolivia Charges U.S. Official With Espionage

Bolivia has now filed espionage charges against Vincent Cooper, a U.S. Embassy official who instructed Peace Corps volunteers and Fulbright scholar John Alexander van Schaick at mandatory orientation and security briefings "to provide the names, addresses and activities of any Venezuelan or Cuban doctors or field workers" they encountered.

Bolivia to Denounce US Interference
The Bolivian government announced on Monday the beginning of an international campaign to denounce the interference in its domestic affairs by the US Embassy.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Bravo Bill Maher ... His pick for Best Movie

Bill Maher

Bill Maher

"My favorite movie of the year was the one about the heartless con man who's obsessed with finding oil. Its called No End In Sight."
For Youtube intro... click here.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

February 20, 2008 ~ Full Moon Eclipse

The full lunar eclipse on Wednesday night, Feb. 20 – the last visible here for almost three years – will happen at a perfect time for viewing in most of the United States. Assuming the weather cooperates. More at Wired!

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Celebrating Life at 60 . . .

At 60 I believe

. . . if I'm deep in mud ... laugh!

. . . that friendships are my greatest treasures

. . . it isn't the most beautiful nor those with the most perfect bodies that have the best & most loving relationships

. . . no good deed goes unpunished

. . . that our world is headed in a direction where simple is a good idea

. . . The Ministry of Truth from the prophetic 1984 is partly embodied indeed in "the media" ... my longterm nemesis, Stephen Barrett and his Quackwatch and Healthfraud groups.

. . . the more I dance, the happier I am

. . . I feel best when I do these Five Tibetan Rites

. . . breast implants, vaccinations, amalgam, aspartame and other controversial ongoing medical debates can and do affect an unknown percentage of the population very negatively, often with debilitating health effects. There is a massive and well connected and funded media that works diligently to deny the harm these substances can cause, and attempts to silence those of us who share these messages

. . . more soon