If you haven’t gotten a chance, get the May 2007 issue of Vanity Fair.
One of the many great articles is “Jungle Law” – about Chevron/Texaco and their destruction of the Amazon of many many years, and the current Ecuadorian court case against them.The lead attorney against Chevron is Pablo Fajardo – you have to read the story to believe it.  However, towards the end, he comes out with one of those statements that is so fundamentally true, it needs to be said more often.”One of the problems with modern society is that it places more importance on things that have a price than on things that have value.  Breathing clean air, for instance, or having clean water in the rivers, or having legal rights – these are things that don’t have a price but have a huge value.  Oil does have a price, but its value is much less.  And sometimes we make the mistake”

So someone passed me a link and here is my take on the first 6:30 of “The Great Global Warming Swindle

I did quick wiki research on the people & points as they came up.

  1. General
  2. Tim Ball:
    • Dispute over academic credentials
      • * Dan Johnson, a professor of environmental science at the University of Lethbridge, wrote in an April 23, 2006 letter to the editor of the The Calgary Herald in reply to an editorial by Dr. Ball: “… he does not have the academic background and qualifications to make serious comments on global warming“.
      • Public appearances
        • In The Great Global Warming Swindle Ball’s affiliation was incorrectly given as the University of Winnipeg’s Department of Climatology rather than the Department of Geography. The affiliation could also be misinterpreted that he was a current professor even though he retired in 1996.
  3. Shaviv
    • the guy work as a scientist – and he believed in global warming because “I believed in what the media had to say”
      • why not pick up a SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL and do some research – aren’t you a RESEARCHER? To me that discounts him immediately —) Does Warren Buffet believe something about a company because that’s what he reads in the tabloids? Come’on — your a scientist involved in climate science.
  4. Lord Blaby
    • * 2007: Chairman of Central European Trust (CET). Clients include: American Express, Bank of America Barclays, BNP Paribas, BP Amoco, Bristol-Myers Sqibb, British Telecom, CGNU, Cygna, Cisco Systems, Coca Cola, Compaq Computers, Dow Chemical, E.I. du Pont de Nemours,General Electric, Glaxo Smith Kline,k GTE, IBM,Lehman Brothers Holdings, Lockhed Martin, Merck, Microsoft, Mitsui, Nestlé, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, Royal Dutch/Shell Group, Sara Lee, SBC Communications, Société Générale, Sun Microsystems, Texaco, Total Fina Elf, Unilever, Xerox, Yamanouchi. (CET Website)

1 big tblspoon Coconut butter

1 splash flax seed oil

1 3rd Cup Hemp Seeds

12 oz water

—————> High Speed Blend Till Hemp Seeds are totally broken down – be careful not to overheat the mix by blending too long on high, you can toss in some ice instead of water so you do not overheat.

1 Vanilla Bean Scraped (add the seeds not the pod :-)

12 oz. more water

1 Good splash Maple Syrup

2 Scoops tocos (about 2-4 tbsp heaping)

————–> Whip until smooth ….. mmmmmm Good!

Byron Richards lays it out …


Prime Suspect

May 17, 2007 — 1 Comment
Director: Christopher Menaul

Starring: Helen Mirren, John Benfield

Plot: Helen Mirren (Teaching Mrs. Tingle/Gosford Park) introduces the character of Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison , the first female DCI to handle such responsibility. Between a slippery suspect and resistance from her team of detectives, Tennison has her hands full. But she’s got the strength to take them all on.

Comment: The best detective show! The caracter development and ploting are fenomenal
Seasons 1 & 2 written by Linda LaPlante are the best, the following seasons can be avoided

The River (1951)

May 17, 2007 — Leave a comment
Director: Jean Renoir
Starring: Nora Swinburne, Esmond KnightPlot Synopsis: Three teenage girls are living in Bengal (India) near a big river : Harriet is the oldest child of a big family of English settlers. Valerie is the unique daughter of an American industrialist. Melanie has an American father and an Indian mother. One day, a man arrives. He will be the first love of the three girls.Comments:  Half of the caracters were played by non actors which is easy to tell, but this is all gently delivered by a soothing narration.
The colour in this film is  beautiful and so are the different landscapes filmed in a documentary style  througout the film

A good introdiction to the world of Buckminster Fuller,

A truly  visionaire who lived a century ahead of his time, Philosofer, futurist, architect, engineer, Artist…….

Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity

Despite the poor writing  I recommend it.  Lynch talks about his thirty years experience with “Transcendental Meditation” an how it has helped him in his creative process.Any fan of David Lynch would enjoy and see the connection with the unexplainable in his art.

Not to be disgregarded and I like this along with many of the Raw Food concepts:


Check it out!

Couple of articles today about how much Big Pharma is paying our elected officials: For some reason I thought that these #’s would even be higher!!!

My favorite website of the day : opensecrets.org  shows who gets what from whom!!! I plugged in the links for the names below .. find out who’s paying your reps!!

From Byron Richards @ Truth in Wellness

The biggest recipient is Pennsylvania Republican Rick Santorum, taking in almost $500,000 of Big Pharma-tainted money. His opponent, state treasurer Bob Casey Jr., regularly attacks the Medicare program as “a giveaway to Big Pharma.”

Next in line at the Big Pharma printing press is Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), receiving $300,000. Is it any wonder Hatch is selling out the supplement industry with Big Pharma- sponsored Adverse Event Legislation intended to destroy the supplement industry.

and from Dr. Mercola

The 49 senators who voted down the drug importation measure have received $5 million from drug executives and related political action committees over the past six years, representing almost 75 percent of the industry’s donations to current Senate members. And, one legislator who claimed he was responsible for introducing an amendment that limited the FDA’s authority to require post-market studies had received $168,500 in donations from drug companies.

However, that Congressman didn’t even make the top 10 list when it came to campaign donations from drug companies. The top five Senators, all of whom voted in favor of killing drug importation legislation, and the amounts they received from the drug cartel: