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Insect intersects Frog

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BJHC    Scan / waercolor/ found Praying Mantis

 

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Hawk Haiku

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A hawk, red and black

circled once over head, circled closer

“Pretty boy” I said as he circled away.

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Fractal Time: The Secret of 2012 and a New World 

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5956888-fractaltimeSimilarto Fractal Time: The Secret of 2012 and a New World Age – …

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Mar 17, 2009 In this fascinating book, Gregg Braden merges the modern discoveries of nature’s patterns (fractals) with the ancient view of a cyclic universe.

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Book of the day!

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Where Ideas Come From

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Lavender sprigs scent my nostrils

an idea glows over lashes

blinking answers

as I watch a dragon-fly land

in the palm of my hand.

Solved!!

 

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Look Back

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Looking back

you have to look back

to learn

looking back

over the Obama stimulus

guess what? it worked,

looking back ,

over 8 years of Clinton prosperity

then the Banking mess the republicans left

“I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry…..” Prez. C. says

Why did the prosperity end? Trickle down republican policies?

looking back over the Iraq and Afgahnistan wars

Suicide rates up 80 percent for returning soldiers

Too many tours- too much money spent on weapons- not enough on soldiers

we must look back

see the mistakes made

look back and learn.

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www.abcnews.com

The study, an analysis of data from the Army Behavioral Health Integrated Data Environment, shows a striking 80 percent increase in suicides among Army personnel between 2004 and 2008. The rise parallels increasing rates of depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions in soldiers, the study said.

The high number of suicides are “unprecedented in over 30 years of U.S. Army records,” according to the authors of the study, which was published Wednesday in the journal Injury Prevention. Based on the data and the timing of the increase in suicide rates, the authors calculated that about 40 percent of the Army’s suicides in 2008 could be associated with the U.S. military escalation in Iraq.

“This study does not show that U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan cause suicide,” said Dr. Michelle Chervak, one of the study’s authors, a senior epidemiologist at the U.S. Army Public Health Command. “This study does suggest that an Army engaged in prolonged combat operations is a population under stress, and that mental health conditions and suicide can be expected to increase under these circumstances.”

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Money Well Spent?
What Really Happened to the Trillion-dollar Stimulus Plan

by Michael Grabell

Money Well Spent?

 

Book Summary

Traces the evolution of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 while offering insight into its fiercely partisan supporters and detractors, explaining how the money was spent and what will be the most likely outcome.

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POEM – An Inconvenient Truth For The Policymakers At Investment Banks

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Push us out of our houses

push us out of the park

Push

push

push

what you hear is the squishing of

the middle class

by

investment bank policies

re-adjust?

trust us

we will do all we can—

so many on the street

finally more on the street, than  behind closed doors

push

push

now we push back

like,

Adams

Franklin

Jefferson

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

 

And you can’t do that if you have no place to live

Push

push

push

the sound you hear is,

the squishing of the middle class.

Push back.

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Dedicated to all the Occupy Wall Street Protesters

 

 

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Word Cloaks – Poem

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A vagrant was found

he died

in a burned out

foreclosed house

no one knew why-

it was cold that night

in his forties

a vagrant died

in a burned out

foreclosed house

a vagrant was found

trying to keep warm

he died.

Once a man with money and friends

now he is a vagrant

a vagrant

a vagrant

a human bring—minus…money and friends,

a vagrant.

he was once a man—

now he is a vagrant

found dead

in a burned out

foreclosed house.

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Non Lethal Projectile – Poem

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Non,

lethal,

projectile,

sounds like a secret code

Non-le-thal — Pro-jec-tile

but it’s not-

it is what our govern-ment

with no LAMENT

shoots…

at our returned veterans

who have the bent

to hold a sign

with arms by their side

that says

veterans for peace

non lethal projectile – (it only draws blood from the mouth)

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www.veteransforpeace.org

www.congress.org

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