Saturday, July 09, 2005
CAN YOU FIND THE QUAIL??
it looks green as the sun goes down
What is a person to do???
Thank you ECHO MOUSE , for sharing this issue on your blog!
Now what do I do??
Cancel my order?
Be concerned about the entire charity ?
Believe Corporate greed has infiltrated every
organized group on the planet??
Has anyone seen note of this anywhere in the U.S. news???
This Just in.... H o l y C r u d
Poverty wristbands manufactured 'unethically' Hugh MuirMonday May 30, 2005The Guardian Wristbands purchased by British charities as part of the Make Poverty History campaign have been manufactured in conditions that breach international ethical standards, it emerged yesterday.
Chinese companies responsible for wristbands worn by thousand of charity supporters, celebrities and politicians, including Tony Blair, have been accused of indulging in forced labour and of paying less than the official minimum wage. An audit also discovered breaches of health and safety regulations.
Officials from three major charities, Cafod, Oxfam and Christian Aid, say they have been negotiating with suppliers in an attempt to improve working conditions.
A Cafod spokesman said: "We are disappointed this situation has arisen. However, we are now engaging with the supplier to improve conditions within the factory. Under the Ethical Trading Initiative standards, when we find out a supplier isn't in line with those standards we don't just pull away. We attempt to engage with the supplier and work with that supplier to improve conditions so they are in line with the Ethical Trading Initiative standards."
The audit reports focus on two factories heavily involved in manufacturing white wristbands, which sell in Britain for £1 each, 70p of which goes to the charities concerned.
Tat Shing Rubber Manufacturing Company, in Shenzhen, near Hong Kong, was accused of "forced labour" because employees were obliged to provide a deposit against future possible breakages of machinery. It was also accused of poor health and safety provision. Tat Shing supplied 120,000 wristbands to Cafod.
An audit report on Fuzhou Xing Chun Trade Company, in Fujian province, said workers were paid below the local minimum hourly wage of 2.39 yuan (16p), to as low as 1.39 yuan (9p). They were insufficiently rewarded for overtime work, had no paid annual leave and suffered pay deductions for disciplinary reasons.
Oxfam bought 10,000 silicon wristbands from Tat Shing in November last year, none of which have been sold. The charity then ordered 1.5m wristbands from Fuzhou Xing Chun on the basis that the failings highlighted in its audit had been addressed. An Oxfam spokesman said: "We can reassure people wanting to support the campaign that all white bands sold in Oxfam shops meet the standards of our ethical purchasing practices."
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger,
and more violent.
It takes a touch of genius --
and a lot of courage --
to move in the opposite direction.
c r e a t i n g P e a c e ....
F i r s t e n c o u n t e r
Within your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may go.
HOW CAN WE CREATE PEACE?
The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us?
BY CRAIG HEATH- HIS BLOG- THE CRAZY YEARS
The Crazy Years
Poems and Posts on the Death of the Republic
Thursday, July 07, 2005
All The Same
The London bombing today is a crime against humanity. Madrid's tragedy last year was a crime against humanity. New York, Washington and Pennsylvania in 2001 were all crimes against humanity. Likewise the ritualized beheadings of captured westerners, the car bombings of civilians, police and military recruits in Baghdad for the last two years, the sanctioned gang-rape of women like Mukhtaran Mai, and the assassination of ambassadors, local leaders and other government functionaries. These are the very height of crime - not against property or even persons. These are crimes that bleed dry the very essence of human meaning and spirit.Without prejudice, shift your attention to the military invasion of sovereign countries, the inevitable killing of civilians that may not be specifically deliberate but is still inexcusable. Count the coups fomented, armed and supported from afar, the use of entire peoples as fodder in proxy wars of national insanity. Mark the death squads created by national policy, the saturation bombing and defoliation of millions of square miles of habitable land. Feast your eyes on the bodies of children shot or burned or vaporized because they stood in the path of the dreams of modern armchair Khans. All these too are crimes against humanity, against all of us, against all our ancestors, against every child yet to be born.Take a hard look at the militarization of all life - the requirement that our youth fight they don't know whom for a cause they can't fathom. Don't turn away from the sight of the weak manipulated into bleeding in service to the strong. See your child's face peering in fear from under the helmet, see his delicate hands cradle the rifle, the fingers you kissed squeeze the trigger. Look without flinching at the lives thrown away like so much garbage tossed into a bonfire, a fire that warms only those who make and sell the matches. This is no less crime than anything we might name done by "the other".It's all the same. We're all doing it. No rhetoric can justify it, no resolution can legalize it, no holy writ can deify it, no excuse can rinse our hands of the stains.
When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. So a man who is seeking to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to any political party or partial system; he is concerned with the total understanding of mankind.--J. Krishnamurti, Freedom from the Known, pp.51-52Who will be the first to stop?
Thursday, July 07, 2005
RUFF RUFF MISS YOU J
WE MISS YOU MADAME J
AWESOME SHOT MADAME J
A PROMISE KEPT
MISS YOU LIKE CRAZY
THEN SHE KNEW WHY WE WAITED TILL SUNSET .
SOME BRANCHES GROW UP
SO PROUD OF YOU
BUT I CAN BARLEY SEE YOU
Wednesday, July 06, 2005
Only hours from now, President Bush touches down in Scotland for the G8 Africa summit. Tomorrow, a delegation travels to this meeting with millions of letters from around the world, asking the G8 leaders to take up a new fight against global AIDS and poverty. Will they carry your signature and voice?
We only have 24 hours left: Sign the ONE letter to President Bush and join 390,000 Americans in asking for an historic debt, aid and trade deal for the world's poorest people.
At Live 8 this past Saturday, more than 1 million people from Hollywood to Hip-Hop to the Heartland called in one voice for an end to extreme poverty and global AIDS. In living rooms from Des Moines to Johannesburg, 2 billion people tuned into the concerts on TV and asked for real change in Africa.
Live 8 was not just about one Saturday. It was one day in a long walk to justice. Don't let this opportunity pass without taking a minute to change the lives of a generation - through something as easy as sending an email. We made a noise the world has never heard on Saturday, will President Bush and other leaders hear us?
Ask at least 3 friends and family to sign the ONE letter to President Bush today.
In the next few days, eight men will huddle around a table to decide the fate of millions of lives in a new and historic solution for those who need it most. Sign the ONE letter today.
The ONE Team
P.S. Look at the ONE.ORG blog for the most up to date news on ONE at the G8 summit in Gleneagles, Scotland.
see FRIED GREEN TOMATOES!!!
T A W AAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNDA!!!!!!!!
Tawanda in training * TAWANDA SENIOR
A n E S S e n t i a l R o l e o f A
G o d M o t h e r, i s t o i m p a rt
t h e S p i r i t o f
T A W A A A A A A A N D A!!!!!
T o H e r G o d D a u g h t e r.
SHOW YOUR SOUL
One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Struggling souls catch light from other souls who are fully lit and willing to show it.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
I HAD A UNCONTROLABLE URGE TO SEE SOME COLOR =) =) =)
WHAT IN THE HECK IS THAT LITTLE BOX WITH AN X????
FLICKR DID IT
My God Daughter loved the desert at dusk. I loved watching her discovery
My computer froze last night after phobucket failed to upload my pics.
I gave FliCkr my last hopE and Lo- And - Behold- it managed to upload 2 out of six!!!!
AS MY D H WOULD SAY, "ITS BETTER THEN A SHARP STICK IN THE EYE"
PICTURE OF TAKING A PICTURE
AFTER 20 MINUTES , MY COMPUTER FROZEN, THIS IS WHAT PHOTOBUCKET GAVE ME. The agony of no high speed connection. Not much risk of my heaving a heart attack and dying , but if a person can die from frustration, you may begin composing your condolences now..... Grrrrrrrrrrr.
FEAR THE FAITHFUL BLOGGER
(THIS WAS MY COMMENT TO A COMRADE IN IRAQ)
ME thinks the blogosphere has many journalists , CEO's and endless others in mass communications, a tad unsettled.
" You mean to say that any tom dick or Annie can write whatever they want , without editing, and the entire free world can read it?
.................. who gets the profit???
FEAR THE FAITHFUL BLOGGER
Prayers for safety and Strength coming your way.
Tuesday, July 05, 2005
Sunday, July 03, 2005
Aadil Palkhivala's reply:
The gesture Namaste represents the belief that there is a Divine spark within each of us that is located in the heart chakra. The gesture is an acknowledgment of the soul in one by the soul in another. "Nama" means bow, "as" means I, and "te" means you. Therefore, Namaste literally means "bow me you" or "I bow to you."
To perform Namaste, we place the hands together at the heart charka, close the eyes, and bow the head. It can also be done by placing the hands together in front of the third eye, bowing the head, and then bringing the hands down to the heart. This is an especially deep form of respect. Although in the West the word "Namaste" is usually spoken in conjunction with the gesture, in India, it is understood that the gesture itself signifies Namaste, and therefore, it is unnecessary to say the word while bowing.
We bring the hands together at the heart chakra to increase the flow of Divine love. Bowing the head and closing the eyes helps the mind surrender to the Divine in the heart. One can do Namaste to oneself as a meditation technique to go deeper inside the heart chakra; when done with someone else, it is also a beautiful, albeit quick, meditation.
For a teacher and student, Namaste allows two individuals to come together energetically to a place of connection and timelessness, free from the bonds of ego-connection. If it is done with deep feeling in the heart and with the mind surrendered, a deep union of spirits can blossom.
Ideally, Namaste should be done both at the beginning and at the end of class. Usually, it is done at the end of class because the mind is less active and the energy in the room is more peaceful. The teacher initiates Namaste as a symbol of gratitude and respect toward her students and her own teachers and in return invites the students to connect with their lineage, thereby allowing the truth to flow—the truth that we are all one when we live from the heart.
Recognized as one of the world's top yoga teachers, Aadil Palkhivala began studying yoga at the age of seven with B.K.S. Iyengar and was introduced to Sri Aurobindo's yoga three years later. He received the Advanced Yoga Teacher's Certificate at the age of 22 and is the founder-director of internationally renowned Yoga Centers™ in Bellevue, Washington. Aadil is also a federally certified Naturopath, a certified Ayurvedic Health Science Practitioner, a clinical hypnotherapist, a certified Shiatsu and Swedish bodywork therapist, a lawyer, and an internationally sponsored public speaker on the mind-body-energy connection.
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