Some really cool artwork, including some by yours truly, can be found on this website, Shophandmade/Solarspectrum Accessories.
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Monday, December 28, 2015
Friday, December 25, 2015
Monday, December 21, 2015
Today is the shortest day of the year, and every day until Summer Solstice will be longer. The Ancients in almost every European and Asian culture celebrated light in some way, at this time of year. In legends, this is when the Goddess gave birth to the Sun God, or the God of Light. Gifts, holiday trees, parties, and food all date back to our pre-christian roots. Happy Winter Solstice, everyone!
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Alissia Freeman disappeared last Sunday from her Highland Home, Alabama home. That's a long time for a seventeen year old to be missing. Police are conducting searches for her, and the Crenshaw County Sheriff's phone number is on the poster, above. If you know anything about her whereabouts, or think you have seen her, please call and let them know. And please share her picture all over the internet until she's home.
The video above shows a deadly encounter with law enforcement during May of 2014, in Long Beach, California, after a twenty-three year old man named Noel Aguilar was stopped for the infraction of riding his bicycle while listening to music with earbuds. As you can see, the threat posed by a cyclist with earbuds necessitated grabbing Noel off of his bike and throwing him on the ground, followed by his subsequent arrest. (sarcasm....these policemen are really pigs) If you watch the slow play, around 1:06, you will see one pig grab HIS OWN gun and shoot the other pig in the stomach! The pig who is shot in the stomach begins to scream like a victim, and both cops blame Noel, whose hands never touched a gun during this encounter!
The pig who shot his partner then proceeded to unload at least three shots into Noel's back and one more into his neck. Next, of course, came the obligatory order from the pigs to all bystanders to "get back inside their houses." This was done to eliminate the possibility of truthful testimony and cell phone video from uninvolved witnesses. Both pigs, and their cohorts on the police force, lied about the incident on their reports. Below is more on this incident, along with some cell phone video taken by one of the witnesses, despite the command from police to turn away.
Albert Murad and Jose Ruiz, the two pigs involved, proceeded to slam their weight into Noel's back until he was fatally injured. Noel Aguilar succumbed to his injuries and died at the scene. Both pigs are back on the job, after their paid vacation. Your tax dollars at work, California.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Watch this video. It starts in a bit slow, but just watch. At around 1:10, you will see an accident victim step out of a wrecked vehicle, and you will see a police officer approach him, draw his gun, and shoot the accident victim, with no words exchanged between the two.Then, after shooting the victim in the neck, he reported that the victim was "uncooperative" for refusing to get up and move on his own. Then, eleven minutes later, he called for an ambulance. As minutes count in such an injury, the victim will probably be paralyzed for life. Alcohol was involved in the accident, but Patrick Feaster had no way of knowing this at the moment he used an accident victim for target practice. Pray you never have car problems in Paradise, California, because the prosecutor has declined to charge this criminal with any crime, stating that the discharge of the weapon was an "accident".
The name of the prosecutor who thinks it is procedure for a pig to shoot an accident victim and lie about it is Mike Ramsey. Below is his picture, and there is also a petition circulating, to remove this pig from the pigpen, permanently.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
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Saturday, December 12, 2015
Thursday, December 10, 2015
On January 21, 1968, Army Sgt. First Class Billy D. Hill, of Wichita, Kansas, was killed in a helicopter that was shot down near Khe Sahn in Vietnam. His remains were not found at the time, and he was declared Missing In Action. Efforts were made, over the years, to find Sgt. Hill and one other soldier who was missing after the same incident, but both soldiers remained missing. In 2014, the remains of unknown soldiers who were found near Khe Sahn and returned in 1989 were analyzed, once again, and DNA matched Sgt. Hill to family members. After almost forty-eight years, Billy D. Hill will be coming home to be laid to rest in Killeen, Texas.
There are still over 1600 missing from the Vietnam War. Here is a link to the Defense POW/MIA website.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
A wonderful man passed away today. John Trudell died earlier today, of cancer, at his home in California. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1946. After serving in the Navy, he got involved in Native American causes and became an activist, chairing the American Indian Movement from 1973 until 1979 . During a 1979 protest in Washington, D.C., his home in Nevada was burned down, killing his wife, Tina; his three children; and Tina's mother. The fire was never investigated.
John Trudell was also a writer. He wrote many songs; taught about many issues facing mankind, ranging from racism and politics to ecology and our environment; and contributed to many films and documentaries. He was also one of the wisest men to grace this planet. Rest in peace, John.
Monday, December 7, 2015
Friday, December 4, 2015
So interesting. Governor Sam Brownback, of Kansas, has ordered that flags be flown at half staff in memory of the victims of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, but did not do the same when Dylann Roof waltzed into a South Carolina church and shot nine people at a Bible study. Both incidents were unexpected, both incidents were unjustified, both incidents resulted in untimely death, and both incidents resulted in terror, and could therefore be labeled "terrorism". Why would Brownback care about one set of victims, but not the other? Here's a guess: Dylann Roof's victims were black, while the people shot in San Bernardino were mostly white. Yep. Brownback and most of Kansas appear to have double standards.
May all of the victims of both mass shootings rest in peace.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
On September 5 of this year, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, a twenty-seven year old woman named India Yager was driving her car. Seated in the passenger seat was her boyfriend, and in the back was her four month old son, riding in a carseat. She pulled into 7/11, when suddenly, a bunch of cops in swat team gear blocked her car and threw a stun grenade in front of her. Within fifteen seconds, the police had shot thirty bullets into India's vehicle. She and her boyfriend were both killed; her baby and her older son are without a mother, now.
The cops told the media that India's boyfriend had shot at them first, but only "hit their clothes". There has been no evidence in the investigation to show that anyone in the vehicle fired shots, or even had a weapon in tow. There has also been an inane story circulated about how India's boyfriend was a person of interest in a crime somewhere....possibly a murder.....yet no solid facts on that, either, such as the identity of the alleged murder victim! No complainants or crime victims of any kind can be found to back up the pigs' version of events. India was a veteran, and had no criminal record.
Fifteen seconds. That was all the time that was required. None of the questions posed by India's family have been answered, and it does not appear that there is even going to be a true investigation. Despite this, the pigs still refuse to give India's mom any of the personal items that were in the car when India was murdered. This includes a sketch pad, containing some of India's art. It seems that law enforcement, at the very least, could give that back to her family.