June 16, 2010

Reincarnation

Lord Krishna to Arjuna and Sanjaya: “Learned men do not grieve for the dead or the living. Never have I not existed, nor you, nor those kings; and never in the future shall we cease to exist. Just as the embodied self enters childhood, youth, and old age, so does it enter another body: this does not confound a steadfast man…. Nothing of nonbeing comes to be, nor does being cease to exist; the boundary between these two is seen by men who see reality. Indestructible is the presence that pervades all this; no one can destroy this unchanging reality. Our bodies are known to end, but the embodied self is enduring, indestructible, and immeasurable; therefore, Arjuna, fight the battle! He who thinks this self is a killer and he who thinks it killed, both fail to understand; it does not kill, nor is it killed…”

–Excerpt from “The Second Teaching” in the Bhagavad Gita: Krishna’s Counsel in Time of War

June 16, 2010

Excerpts from Confucius

1-4 Master Zeng said, “Each day I examine myself upon 3 points. In planning for others, have I been loyal? In company with friends, have I been trustworthy? And have I practiced what has been passed on to me?”

1-16 The Master said, “Do not be concerned that no one may recognize your merits. Be concerned that you may not recognize others.”

2-2 The Master said, “In the Book of Poetry are three hundred pieces, but the design of them all may be embraced in one sentence, ‘Having no depraved thoughts.'”

2-11 The Master said, “A person who can bring new warmth to the old while understanding the new is worthy to take as a teacher.”

2-15 The Master said, ” If you study but don’t reflect you’ll be lost. If you reflect but don’t study you’ll get into trouble.”

2-17 The Master said, “Shall I teach you about knowledge, You? To know when you know something, and to know when you don’t know, that’s knowledge.” (“You” is the personal name of the disciple Zilu.)

2-19 Duke Ai asked, “What should I do so that the people will obey?” Confucius replied, “Raise up the straight and set them above the crooked and the people will obey. Raise up the crooked and set them above the straight and the people will not obey.”

3-23 The Master instructed the Music Master of Lu, “The pattern of music is something we can understand. Music commences with unison, and then follows with harmony, each line clearly heard, moving in sequence towards the coda.”

4-3 The Master said, ” It is only the truly virtuous man, who can love, or who can hate, others.”

–The Analects of Confucius

June 15, 2010

Arizona Mom Arrested

This is just awful. I cannot imagine thinking of my kids this way.

An Arizona mom was arrested as she packed up for a future as a California stripper because she intended to leave her 2 young children behind, police said today.

And when her 11-year old son tried to hug her before their separation, she made a fist and punched him in the stomach, according to police reports.

That’s when the cops arrested her.

http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/arizona-mother-arrested-move-children/story?id=10919821&page=1

I just can’t believe someone could be like that.


June 14, 2010

Ugh…

For 2 weeks now, I have been coughing and hacking like no other and I have finally decided that I have, once again, come down with pnuemonia. Stupid fucking cigarettes. I have to go to the doctor tomorrow. I really hate doctors. It’s getting really bad though and I don’t have any choice. I almost passed out walking through Wal-mart with Alex because I couldn’t get enough air. The only thing that can even remotely help stop my coughing is Lortabs. Luckily, I am resourceful and can find plenty of those. Or Alex does. Either way we keep them around. Dr. Campbell hopefully will give me this codeine cough syrup I usually get when I have pnuemonia. I guess I ought to take my ass to bed now and try to get some rest. Sucky.

Peace, love and crabs.

June 13, 2010

Egyptian Ritual of Judgement

I have come unto you; I have committed not faults; I have not sinned; I have done no evil; I have accused no man falsely; therefore let nothing be done against me. I live in right and truth. That which men have bidden I have done, and the gods are satisfied there-at. I have pacified the god for I have done his will. I have given bread unto the hungry and water unto those who thirst, clothing unto the naked, and a boat unto the shipwrecked mariner. I have made holy offerings unto the gods; and I have given meals of the tomb to the sainted dead. O, then, deliver ye me, and protect me; accuse me not before the great god. I ma pure of mouth, and I am pure of hands…

I offer up prayers in the presence of the gods, knowing that which concerneth them. I have come forward to make a declaration of right and truth, and to place the balance upon its supports within the groves of amaranth. Hail, thou who art exalted upon thy resting place, thou lord of the atef crown, who declarest thy name as the lord of the winds, deliver thou me from thine angels of destruction, who make dire deeds to happen and calamities to arise, and who have no covering upon their faces, because I have done right and truth, O thou Lord of right and truth. I am pure, in my foreparts I have been made clean, and in my hinder parts  have I been purified, my reins have been bathed in the Pool of right and truth, and no member of my body was wanting. I have been purified in the pool of the south…

from The Book of the Dead

June 13, 2010

Taking Over the World

“What are we going to today, Brain?

“Same thing we do every day Pinkie. Try to take over the world..”

So, this is gnarly!! My cute little blog is starting to get noticed. Every blogger just wants to be read, and I will slowly take over the world, one computer at a time. MWAHAHA.

But, really, a big shout of appreciation to the blogs and pages that have linked to me. I aim to entertain and inform. Leave me some comments. Tell me what you’re thinking about, people. I would love to hear. Or maybe I won’t care. Try it and we’ll just see. ;P

Peace, love and crabs.

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June 12, 2010

I really love sex. Well, I really love sex with Alex. Never, ever had better. I never really expected to find sex this good. I will admit, I have slept with more than my fair share of men, but he is by far the most amazing thing I have ever experienced. I am so sore inside right now, but it was well worth it. I never really thought I could find a dick I could be content with for the rest of my life, but I honestly can’t imagine making love to anyone else now. Even remembering sex with other guys is vague and fuzzy. Like I never really had sex before him.

He’s amazing in so many other ways, too. He has so many talents I couldn’t even begin to name them. Makes me sad he works in a steel shop. All that wasted ability and creativity. I’m pushing for him to take night classes in something, anything. It would make him happier. He needs challenges. He’s constantly trying to find ways to challenge himself at everything.

It’s time for me to get off here now. I had no sleep last night and I’m sick. Goodnight and peace, love and crabs.

June 12, 2010

39th Annual NORML Conference

This is the article about the Conference. I really wish I could go. That would be great. Especially considering I want to donate some of my time to NORMl when I’m a lawyer.

If you’ve never been to Portland and have always wanted to attend America’s oldest and largest pro-cannabis conference, this is the year! From September 10 to 12, the city some residents fondly call “Potland” will host the 39th Annual NORML National Conference, our giant yearly gathering that always features the best cannabis-related speakers, activists, health and legal experts, panel discussions and social events.

This year’s conference theme: It’s Time to Legalize! It’s a fitting topic in Oregon, which was the first state to decriminalize cannabis possession in 1973. Meanwhile, Portland has recently joined Oakland as one of the few cities in North America to host a cannabis café.

At the conference, speakers and panels will examine marijuana law, drug testing, medical cannabis, hemp, the best practices for cannabusinesses, political activism and lobbying – plus the ever-popular, usually overflowing High Times cannabis-cultivation lectures. Celebrity speakers and guests are always in attendance at this most interesting of pro-cannabis confabs.

Why hold the conference in Portland? In anticipation of the major cannabis-law reform measures being introduced in the state legislature – as well as the ballot initiative that will be launched if elected policymakers fail to legalize cannabis. Oregon NORML petitioned the NORML board of directors nearly two years ago to convene the 2010 national conference in Portland to help focus movement attention and support on their vanguard legalization efforts.

The conference will convene at the historic, nationally landmarked Governor Hotel, located in the middle of the central business district, right on the free loop section of the Portland area’s transit system. From airport to hotel to social events, no car is necessary to attend. If you do arrive by car, the Columbia River Gorge, a dozen waterfalls, the Oregon coast and the always-captivating Mount Hood are all within an hour’s drive.

Added bonuses include touring Oregon NORML’s Cannabis Café and spending a few hours out at Kelley Point Park, at the confluence of the powerful Columbia and Willamette rivers, the location of the THC Foundation’s popular two-day Hempstalk – Oregon’s largest pro-cannabis “protestival,” which attracts thousands of hemp-friendly supporters to soak in some of the last warm weather in America’s Great Northwest, listen to the inspired music and speeches, and patronize dozens of eclectic retail booths.

Only the odds makers in Vegas can likely handicap the political race to become the first state in America to legalize cannabis for non-medical adult use. Will it be Oregon or California, Washington or Nevada? Whichever way it goes, 2010 is already shaping up to be one of the busiest and most productive years in the history of organized cannabis-law reform. So make plans now with your best buds to join like-minded cannabis consumers, reform activists and patients in “Potland” this September at NORML’s “It’s Time to Legalize!” national conference.

Allen St. Pierre is the executive director of NORML in Washington, DC (888-67-NORML begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              888-67-NORML      end_of_the_skype_highlighting). For “early bird” pre-registration discounts, conference information, and photos and videos of previous NORML conferences, go to www.norml.org.

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June 7, 2010

The Discovery of Chauvet Cave

On bending down, we discovered [drawings of] a mammoth, then a bear or lion, and other rhinoceroses. To the right we could make out three lion heads… During those moments there were only shouts and exclamations; the emotion that gripped us made us incapable of uttering a single word. Alone in that vastness, lit by the feeble beam of our lamps, we were seized by a strange feeling. Everything was so beautiful, so fresh, almost too much so. Time was abolished, as if the tens of thousands of years that seperated us from the producers of these paintings no longer existed….

— Jean-Marie Chauvet

June 2, 2010

Nasty Virus Multipication

Proteins also defend the body against disease, A virus — whether it is one that causes flu, smallpox, measles, or the common cold — enters the cells and multiplies there. One virus may produce a 100 replicas of itself within an hour or so. Each replica can then burst out and invade 100 different cells, soon yielding 10,000 virus particles, which invade 10.000 cells. Left free to do their worst, they will soon overwhelm the body with diseases.

–Understanding Nutrition , 11th Ed,; Ellie Whitney and Sharon Rady Rolfes