Canada's women win the Gold Medal with the Golden Goal by Marie-Philip Poulin in the greatest hockey game i've ever seen. Down 2-0 with under 3 1/2 minutes to go in the 3rd period the women came back to tie in regulation. Then won in overtime.
What a game. My neighborhood rocked when Poulin scored to tie with under a minute left in regulation. Then roared again when she scored the Golden Goal. People are driving by waving Canadian Flags. What a day!
La Via Campesina is the international movement which brings together millions of peasants, small and medium-size farmers, landless people, women farmers, indigenous people, migrants and agricultural workers from around the world. It defends small-scale sustainable agriculture as a way to promote social justice and dignity. It strongly opposes corporate driven agriculture and transnational companies that are destroying people and nature.
Sitting Up Mud
"Bokonon made mud. Bokonon said to some of the mud, "Sit up!" "See all I've made, the hills, the sea, the sky, the stars."
And I was some of the mud that got to sit up and look around. Lucky me, lucky mud. I, mud, sat up and saw what a nice job Bokonon had done.
"Nice going, Bokonon. Nobody but you could have done it, I certainly couldn't have. I feel very unimportant compared to You. The only way I can feel the least bit important is to think of all the mud that didn't even get to sit up and look around. I got so much, and most mud got so little. Thank you for the honor!"
Now mud lies down again and goes to sleep. What memories for mud to have! "What interesting other kinds of sitting-up mud I met! I loved everything I saw! Good night. Amen."
"Our dreams draw us foward, as water whispers to the dowser's wand."- Tony Cohan
"Religion is not merely the opium of the masses, it's the cyanide." - Tom Robbins
"Politics is how you live your life, not who you vote for!" -Jerry Rubin
"The pencil is mightier than the pen"- Robert Pirsig
"Resist much, obey little." -Walt Whitman
When the axe came into the woods, many of the trees said, “At least the handle is one of us.” — Turkish proverb
"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction" - Pascal
"It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it." - Upton Sinclair
Flying Spagetti Monster Church
The single greatest service each of us can provide to our planet, our families and ourselves is to grow our own organic food from heritage seeds. Then to save our own seed in turn, and in so doing be part of the future solution to the present day destruction being sown by GMO's, agri-business and the bio-technology giants. - Bob Wiley