Sunday, December 30, 2012
Thursday, December 27, 2012
My horse has a hoof like striped agate.
His fetlock is like a fine eagle plume.
His legs are like quick lightening.
My horse's body is like an eagle-plumed arrow.
My horse has a tail like a trailing black cloud.
His mane is made of short rainbows.
My horse's ears are made of round corn.
My horse's head is made of mixed waters
from the holy springs -- he never know thirst.
My horse's teeth are made of white shell.
The long rainbow is in his mouth for a bridle
And with it I guide him.
From: THEY SANG FOR HORSES, by LaVerne Harrell Clark
Thanks to Linda for this gift
Monday, December 24, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The place where I grew up
makes film noir look like Frank Capra.
The entire world is corrupt and smarmy.
The bad guys are vicious, and the good guys are worse.
Everybody is working an angle.
A smile is a predator showing teeth.
A pat on the back is just a search to find a soft place to put the knife.
Every man for himself.
You're on your own.
Trust no one.
Anger, resentment, lust in a pressure cooker
Ready to explode.
Beating back the existential angst
I score, therefore I am.
Gun at my back
Straight razor in my boot
Woman with a past on the arm
Of a man with no future
In a blued-steel, black leather, Chet Baker world
Take what you can; it's all you'll ever get
And if you go down
Sober, with a hard-on, and money in your pocket,
You're a three-time loser.
Man, sometimes I miss it.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
As chairman of the task force that created the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), which came out in 1994, I learned from painful experience how small changes in the definition of mental disorders can create huge, unintended consequences.Our panel tried hard to be conservative and careful but inadvertently contributed to three false "epidemics" -- attention deficit disorder, autism and childhood bipolar disorder. Clearly, our net was cast too wide and captured many "patients" who might have been far better off never entering the mental health system.
- Allen Frances,
professor emeritus and
former chairman of the department of psychiatry at Duke University.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Saturday, December 8, 2012
"Zombie Apocalypse" is US military code-speak for an enraged population of starving citizens rising in protest against oppressive government.
The phrase "Zombie Apocalypse" is used to (unsuccessfully) conceal from the public what the military are really training to do, and of course, to dehumanize the targets to make it easier for the soldiers to kill them in mass numbers. This is why Germans became "krauts", the Vietnamese were "Charlie", and the Muslims "Hadjis."
What the government and military are really talking about when they say they are preparing for the "Zombie Apocalypse" is that they are preparing to murder 1/4 of the population to keep the other 3/4 obedient.
Michael Rivero, www.whatreallyhappened.com