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Monday, July 08, 2013


Below is an open email sent to Post Loop, a pay-per-post website which is, in my opinion, ripping writers off. 

Post Loop is clearly ripping writers off by getting them to do 20 posts for free... even though you say you only want 10 posts for quality review, which is a rip off in the first place as you only need 2 posts to determine quality.

I got your scam figured out.

1. After the applicant has subscribed and written 10 posts, you lie and tell them they have not subscribed and cannot get credit for the 10 posts they've already written.

2. You tell them to subscribe again and write 10 more posts.

3. The end result is you've gotten 20 posts for free and the writer has nothing to show for that work. Which, by the way, is iffy on your part as I observed bad sentence structure, misspellings and poor puntcuation throughout your forums.

No writer of any talent would want to be associated with hustlers like Post Loop. I will be reporting your SCAM along with a copy of this email in the proper places including the website which recommended you and also on my three blogs.    sweetkali

Sunday, May 17, 2009



Hindu Goddess (Maha) Lakshmi

I began playing/listening/chanting (in my head) the KLEEM and SHREEM mantras today, one after the other. First SHREEM and then KLEEM for 108 times plus.

I read about these mantras on the Internet as taught by Guru Datta Dattreya Siva Baba (‘Datta’ or 'Babaji’ for short) who is the guru to author Dr. Wayne Dyer, author of The Shift, Manifesting Your Destiny and more.

These two mantras represent and honor the sweet Hindu Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of Light, Purity and Abundance. Activating Her sweet spirit through mantra will embody spiritual wisdom, luck, prosperity and fertility in one’s life

SHREEM Mantra is a powerful bija (seed) mantra. By chanting this bija 108 times a day (takes about 7 minutes), you will have success with finances, abundance, spirituality and material goods.

KLEEM Mantra is also a powerful bija mantra which activates the spiritual Law of Attraction. It’s the love mantra and attracts good friends, strong and positive relationships and love into one’s life. Babaji says it is a very important mantra for attracting people as well as material wealth.

These two bija mantras can also be combined and chanted 108 times a day as ‘Om Kleem Shreem Lakshmi’.

I estimate I did each mantra about 300 to 400 times today; at home, as I go went through my day and on the bus. As a personal discipline, I also listened to mantra on my MP3 player BEFORE listening to my favorite songs. So, this is how I will be doing my mantra work from here on out.

Babaji writes it takes 30-60 days to see the effect of daily mantra chanting. I realize I am supposed to do only 108 reps a day of each mantra but let’s face it:

- My mind is strongly trained though years of meditation to ‘stay the course’ and be
singularly focused, so doing this mantra work is easy,

- I need all the help I can get with finances, relationships and health,

- It’s soothing to have the Gods and Goddesses of the Hindu traditions as spiritual
support as well as my own spirit guides and angels,

- I want to be a better and more compassionate person in the world,

- Babaji teaches us to always keep our mind busy with positive life-affirming thoughts
instead of useless or damaging idle thoughts, and,

- It’s a sweet blessing to utilize another spiritual tool (the mantras) to assist me with
my journey through this life path.

I imagine the mantras are surrounding me with protective light energy, swirling through and about my aura and body as I go throughout my day and rest in the night.

Today was my first day with this mantra work and something interesting did happen. I was in a bathroom stall at a retail establishment and on the floor were two pennies. I thought, “Hmmm, I wonder if this is a sign of abundance beginning in my life because of the chanting. If so, it would be rather rude to ignore it.”

So, I picked the pennies off the floor, washed them (and my hands!) in soap and hot water, gave them a spritz of Lysol spray at home and they now reside on my meditation altar! My Kuan Yin, Mother Mary and Buddah are thrilled with their new friends!

In the past, my personal experience with this type of spirit work has been interesting. It is said the prose of the Jesus Prayer has special spiritual qualities. Although I do not consider myself or others as ‘sinners’, I decided to begin practicing the presence of God/Goddess by repeating the Jesus Prayer constantly for one week. After a while, it was if the Prayer repeated itself in my mind with almost no effort on my part. I would even hear it in my head as I woke up in the morning and as I had conversations during the day. By the end of the week, I suddenly realized I could perceive auric light around everything! It was very interesting. That ability has never gone away, even through four eye surgeries. Now, whenever I feel nervous or afraid, I chant this Prayer in my mind.

I’ll keep you posted as I continue along this path of using mantras to enhance my life.

Om Lakshmi!
Om Lakshmi!
Om Lakshmi!


Guru Datta Dattreya Siva Baba


Dr. Wayne Dyer

Jesus Prayer Project - www.jesusprayer.org

Power Words & Free Mantra Chant Tutorial by Dattatreya Siva Baba - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7prV0YY4SGU&feature=channel

Mantras: Meaning and How to Use It
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS2uf0iEkr4&feature=channel

Goddess Lakshmi


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Sunday, April 05, 2009


Here's the wonderful, evocative, very special and strong sista Nina Simone in video format melded with typography. Simply breathtaking! Enjoy!

Feeling Good, Nina Simone

Via: Daily Motion and Black Eiffel

For more information on the talented and glorious Nina Simone and her music, visit here, here, and here.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


I am a subscriber to the parfumer Lucky Scent's email newsletter and today, I received the most interesting information from them about a new scent from Boudicca. The newsletter was as follows:

"Wode, the revolutionary Art Fragrance from BOUDICCA explores further the myth around Queen Boudicea. Legend has it she and her tribe wore cobalt blue war 'paint' on their skin that gave them a ferocious and mythical look when advancing into battle. When finally defeated by the Romans, Queen Boadicea killed herself by swallowing hemlock, an extract of which is included in Wode.
When Wode is sprayed, a vibrant cobalt blue mist appears and settles on the skin or clothing. Whether touched or not, the 'Wode Paint' begins to fade within seconds-- or minutes-- and disappears completely, leaving simply the scent behind.

Wode opens with spices and green - coriander, cardamom, clary sage and juniper berries. There is clean earth and a hint of flowers and ocean and it all seems quite brisk and pleasant, until the black hemlock kicks in, bitter and unsettling and hopelessly attractive. A dark and ethereal swirl of resins and animalic notes dances around a heart of leather and musk and there is an intriguing undercurrent of something raw and untamed, softened by a soft whisper of sweetly narcotic tuberose.
The overall impression is not heavy - but airy and elemental, like the landscape after a fierce and cleansing storm.
Created by iconoclast perfumer Geza Schoen (of Escentric Molecules fame). The inspiration is ancient, but the scent itself is very modern-unusual, intriguing, and subtle enough to make it easy to wear, for both men and women.
Wode is packaged in a classic spray paint can and available in both
PAINT and SCENT (without blue paint) versions."

Isn't that interesting? I am jazzed over the mythic history of it all and I want to be Cobalt Blue (at least temporarily)!!

Southern California residents (and tourists) can visit the Hollywood store of Lucky Scent or visit this website: Luckyscent.com

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Tuesday, September 13, 2005


This is a first-person account of life in the New Orleans Convention Center after Hurricane Katrina by a Denise Moore. I received this via email....read it and weep.

"Denise said she thought she was in hell. they were at the convention center for 2 days, with no water, no food. no shelter. Denise, her mother (63 years old), her niece (21 years old), and 2-year-old grandniece. When they arrived, there were already thousands of people there.

They were told that buses were coming. Police drove by, windows rolled up, thumbs up signs.

National Guard trucks rolled by, completely empty, soldiers with guns cocked and aimed at them.

Nobody stopped to drop off water.

A helicopter dropped a load of water, but all the bottles exploded on impact due to the height of the helicopter.

The first day (Wednesday) 4 people died next to her. the second day (Thursday) 6 people died next to her.

Denise told me the people around her
all thought they had been sent there to die.
Again, nobody stopped.

The only buses that came were full; they dropped off more and more people, but nobody was being picked up and taken away. they found out that those being dropped off had been rescued from rooftops and attics; they got off the buses delirious from lack of water and food. completely dehydrated.

The crowd tried to keep them all in one area; Denise said the new arrivals had mostly lost their minds. they had gone crazy.

Inside the Convention Center, the place was one huge bathroom.
In order to shit, you had to stand in other people’s shit.
The floors were black and slick with shit.

Most people stayed outside because the smell was so bad. but outside wasn’t much better: between the heat, the humidity, the lack of water, the old and very young dying from dehydration… and there was no place to lay down, not even room on the sidewalk. They slept outside Wednesday night, under an overpass.

Denise said yes, there were young men with guns there.but they organized the crowd. They went to Canal Street and “looted,” and brought back food and water for the old people and the babies, because nobody had eaten in days.

When the police rolled down windows and yelled out “the buses are coming,” the young men with guns organized the crowd in order: old people in front, women and children next, men in the back. just so that when the buses came, there would be priorities of who got out first.

Denise said the fights she saw between the young men with guns were fist fights. she saw them put their guns down and fight rather than shoot up the crowd. but she said that there were a handful of people shot in the convention center; their bodies were left inside, along with other dead babies and old people.

Cops passing by, speeding off.

National Guard rolling by with guns aimed at them. and yes, a few men shot at the police, because at a certain point all the people thought the cops were coming to hurt them, to kill them all.

She saw a young man who had stolen a car speed past, cops in pursuit; he crashed the car, got out and ran, and the cops shot him in the back in front of the whole crowd.

She saw many groups of people decide that they were going to walk across the bridge to the west bank, and those same groups would return, saying that they were met at the top of the bridge by armed police ordering them to turn around, that they weren’t allowed to leave.

So they all believed they were sent there to die.

Denise’s niece found a pay phone, and kept trying to call her mother’s boyfriend in Baton Rouge, and finally got through and told him where they were. The boyfriend, and Denise’s brother, drove down from Baton Rouge and came and got them.

They had to bribe a few cops, and talk a few into letting them into the city (”come on, man, my 2-year-old niece is at the Convention Center!”), then they took back roads to get to them.

After arriving at my other cousin’s apartment in Baton Rouge, they saw the images on TV, and couldn’t believe how the media was portraying the people of New Orleans. She kept repeating to me on the phone last night:

"Make sure you tell everybody that they left us there to die.
Nobody came."
Those young men with guns were protecting us. If it wasn’t for them, we wouldn’t have had the little water and food they had found."

That’s Denise Moore’s story."


These questions were given to the President by Senator Minority Leader Harry Reid (D)NV...

Administration inaction to warnings of catastrophic flooding in New Orleans.
President Bush, Secretary Chertoff, and other top Administration officials have repeatedly stated that no one "anticipated the breach of the levees." Yet, public studies and analyses made available to the Administration have long warned that a major storm was inevitable and would lead to the breaching of New Orleans' levees with catastrophic results. Why, then, was the Administration so unprepared to deal with the breaching of the levees?

Administration insistence on harmful budget cuts.
In the face of these warnings about the risks involved of a catastrophic hurricane, why did the Administration reject urgent and repeated requests from local and state officials and the Army Corps of Engineers for programs that could have budget cuts for programs such as levee repairs/maintenance, emergency planning grants, wetlands restoration, and other related items have on the damage caused by Katrina?

Slow Administration response to Hurricane Katrina warnings.
Max Mayfield, director of the National Hurricane Center, has stated that both DHS Secretary Chertoff and FEMA Director Brown listened to NHC briefings days before Katrina's landfall that discussed the strength of the storm and its potential impact. Given these warnings, why did FEMA and DHS fail to adequately prepare for the consequences? Who else received these briefings? Did Secretary Chertoff or Director Brown communicate these warnings to President Bush, Secretary Rumsfeld, Leavitt, Mineta or other key Cabinet officials? If so, what specific actions did each cabinet official take?

FEMA rejection of assistance.
Is it true that FEMA turned away offers of assistance from states, nonprofit agencies, and the private sector - including offers for generators, water, fuel, food aid, transportation, and fire control? If so, why?

Absence from Washington of the President and key officials.
How much time did the President spend dealing with this emerging crisis while he was on vacation? Did the fact that he was outside of Washington, D.C. have any effect on the federal government's response? When it became apparent a major hurricane was days away from striking the Gulf Coast, why didn't President Bush immediately return to Washington from his vacation and why didn’t he recall key officials and staff members back from their vacations? Would the presence of key officials in Washington have improved the response?

Failure to implement National Response Plan.
The Bush Administration published a National Response Plan for responding to catastrophic incidents, including natural disasters, in December 2004. The plan explicitly states that the federal government can override notification and request for assistance regulations in order to expedite assistance, and that "the coordination process must not delay or impede the rapid deployment and use of critical resources." Why did the Bush Administration fail to act according to the National Response Plan?

Failure to cut through red tape.
Numerous reports indicate that bureaucratic red tape impeded the rapid delivery of assistance for critical needs, such as shelter, transportation, and food. Did Administration officials have the authority to cut through this red tape and, if so, why didn't they exercise this authority?

Failure to send sufficient number of troops immediately.
Why did it take several days for National Guard and active military units to reach positions in New Orleans and around the Gulf Coast? Why did the Secretary of Defense wait until Saturday - five days after the hurricane struck - to deploy soldiers from the nearest Army base, Fort Polk, LA? What effect have extended overseas deployments of National Guard and Reserve forces had on these forces’ abilities to respond to emergencies on U.S. soil?

Lack of interoperable communications.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the response effort has been plagued by "a total breakdown of communications systems, an echo of the problems that faced New York officials dealing with the 2001 terrorist attacks and a system the government has been trying to fix for four years," specifically citing "incompatible radio systems." Why has the Administration failed to solve this problem? Would the adoption of congressional amendments to increase funds for this equipment helped to mitigate this problem?

Failure to respond to state and local officials.
State and local officials indicate that they were asking for immediate and massive federal assistance from the outset, but that the federal government failed to mobilize for several days, dragging its feet and failing to appreciate the impact of the storm. Did this Administration work as closely in this case with state and local officials as did previous Administrations or during previous disasters?

Administration efforts to shift blame from its own failures.
Shortly after it became apparent that the government’s response was grossly inadequate, comments attributed to unidentified Administration officials suggested that the primary blame for the chaotic response rested with state and local officials. Is there any evidence that Administration officials decided to intentionally mislead the public?

Effects of organizational changes at FEMA.
It appears that FEMA suffered from serious systemic failures in virtually every aspect of its' response to Katrina. Did these failures stem directly from the decision to strip FEMA of its cabinet level status and include it in a department where countering terrorist attacks is the primary focus? There have also been reports that many of FEMA's most experienced and capable personnel have left the agency recently. It is essential that your committee speak with current and former FEMA officials, especially those who have worked at the agency before and since the transition.

Preparation for future disasters.
What do experts predict about the frequency and intensity of hurricanes and other natural disasters striking the U.S. in the immediate future? What actions should the Administration and Congress take immediately to address the lessons you draw from the U.S. government's response to Hurricane Katrina so that we will be better able to respond to future emergencies including major terrorist attacks?

It is now time to begin the 'Blame Game' (whether the Republicans like it or not) and get to the bottom of who is responsible for this travesty against citizens of the United States (and President Bush's so-called investigatory commission is a joke- it's like letting the inmates hold their own kangaroo court in prison).

When will we get honest answers to these questions? We WANT answers.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005


Is Christopher Walken really running for President in 2008?

On August 9, 2005, Mr. Walken held a press conference:
New York - Early today, actor Christopher Walken, 62, held a private conference at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York in which he announced his intentions to run for the Presidency of the United States in the 2008 Election.
I will vote for him. I will vote for him.
will vote for him. I will vote for him.

He can dance. He can dance. He can dance!

He's a big fan of the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood.

He's eccentric and erudite.

He can hang.

He talks like he dances; with rhythm.

He is bright and intelligent.

He is a living King of Pop Culture.

He is beloved by all children.

He wears the most unique hairstyle in America (not counting Donald Trump, of course).

He has the gap-toothed smile of a wicked elf.

He refuses to speak in a normal speech pattern.

He's an amazing chef.

He's a photographer's dream.

He doesn't suffer fools easily.

He possesses a classy sense of style.

He glides when he walks.

The American Public is fascinated with him.

His speech pattern doesn't include periods at the end of his sentences.

He never takes himself too seriously.

He is the thinking man's actor.

He's extremely well read.

He'd make a competent and wise Commander In Chief.

He shops for gourmet ingredients at the Bristol Farms in West Hollywood.

He'll make Graceland the new Camp David.

Every woman in the world wants to dance with him.

He is a living and breathing Urban Legend.

He tells the most outrageous stories.

He's an amazing actor and playwright...

and most of all....

He has the ability to scare the bejesus out of our enemies!

"I don't need to be made to look evil I can do that on my own."

I WILL vote for him. I WILL vote for him. I WILL vote for him. I WILL vote for him. I WILL vote for him.

Friday, July 22, 2005


'Leaving Waimanalo' by Moira Hahn


Moira Hahn is an artist who creates paintings which are intensely personal; often self-portraits and intellectually feminine in a most unique style.

She's obviously a big fan of circa 1950's-1960's Japanese monster movies as Hahn often utilizes the imagery of Godzilla, et. al. in her work in a humorous but interesting way.

Hahn's work is all-encompassing and full of curiousity. You can see examples of her wonderful paintings here.


BlogCritics.org posted the following cellphone tip for emergencies as follows:
This comes from a contact of mine at GE Healthcare who learned it from one of their safety officers. I had assumed cell phones would be a link to identity in emergencies and did label some numbers for this purpose, but this appears to be one additional step we can take.

"Paramedics will turn to a victim's cell phone for clues to that person's identity. You can make their job much easier with a simple idea that they are trying to get everyone to adopt: ICE.

ICE stands for In Case of Emergency

If you add an entry in the contacts list in your cell phone under ICE, with the name and phone no. of the person that the emergency services should call on your behalf, you can save them a lot of time and have your loved ones contacted quickly. It only takes a few moments of your time to do."

Good idea, isn't it?


Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space, between the notes, and curl my back to loneliness. --Maya Angelou, author

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