Saturday, February 8, 2014

Each Day I am thankful...

Did you know....

Yosemite almost hosted the 1932 Winter Olympics....




Did you know that in 1932 Yosemite bid to host the Olympic Winter Games? As a tribute to the start of this year’s Olympic Winter Games, we hark back to earlier times in Yosemite...when toboggan runs, ice skating competitions, and curling were popular. Enjoy the ride: http://www.nps.gov/yose/blogs/Toboggan-runs-ice-skating-competitions-and-a-bid-for-the-Winter-Olympics.htm -mo

Elder's Meditation of the Day February 8


Elder's Meditation of the Day February 8
"No individual or group can block another individual's path or change it against what fits his nature and his purpose. It might be done for a time, but in the end it won't work out."
--Rolling Thunder, CHEROKEE
Every person is born for a purpose. We may know our purpose very early in our lives, or it may take us some time. Very often we need to experience many things before our purpose is clear to us. Sometimes we pick our goals to please others. Sometimes others pick our goals to make themselves happy. Often this makes us unhappy. We need to pray to the Creator and ask Him what our purpose is. When we live outside our purpose, our path is full of obstacles. When we live inside our purpose, our path is smooth. When we are aligned to our purpose, we are happy and content.
Great Spirit, whisper to me, in terms I can understand, what You would have me do and I will do it.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Elder's Meditation of the Day February 7


Elder's Meditation of the Day February 7
"I can tell you that understanding begins with love and respect. It begins with respect for the Great Spirit. All things - and I mean ALL things - have their own will and their own way and their own purpose; this is what is to be respected."
--Rolling Thunder, CHEROKEE
Everything on earth has a purpose and is designed special. No two things are created identical. Sometimes in our minds we have a picture of how things should be, and often what we see is different from what they really are. When this happens we often want to control how things are, making them act or behave according to our picture. We need to leave things alone. God is running all things. How do we do this? In our minds we tell ourselves to love all things and respect all things just as they are. Accept what we cannot change.
Great Spirit, teach me the value of respect and help me to accept people, places and things just as they are.

Tall Hemp

大麻


Thursday, February 6, 2014

Rand Paul: Ky.'s perseverance won the fight to reintroduce use of industrial hemp By Rand Paul February 6, 2014



Rand Paul: Ky.'s perseverance won the fight to reintroduce use of industrial hemp

February 6, 2014 



Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2014/02/06/3071188/rand-paul-kys-perseverance-won.html#storylink=cpy


Rand Paul represents Kentucky in the U.S. Senate
Frustration with Washington is pervasive.
There is dissatisfaction because of revelations of what our government has been up to behind our backs. Just think of the Internal Revenue Service and the National Security Agency.
There is also dismay that the federal government is locked in to the same old way of doing things — that, even when confronted with a sensible and reasonable alternative, some things just can't be changed.
I've tried to challenge that idea and stand up when things aren't right, even if I knew the odds of success might be long.
That's why I joined in the fight to reintroduce industrial hemp in Kentucky. I believed Washington was standing in the way of Kentucky's ability to create jobs and opportunities in an industry that we had led before, and have great potential to lead in the future.
Well, as frustrating as other parts of the political debate can be, we have broken through on the issue of industrial hemp.
That's a thrill to me and many of the proponents of industrial hemp who have been involved for years in this fight. Their hard work and perseverance got the ball rolling.
Great leadership at the state level, from Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer and others, allowed Kentucky to pass legislation that set up a regulatory framework for growing hemp. Bipartisan support from our congressional delegation presented a united front.
And Sen. Mitch McConnell has helped to deliver the latest victory — a provision in the farm bill that allows for industrial hemp pilot programs. Because of the provision, Comer plans to license hemp farmers in a pilot program this year.
Prior to World War II, Kentucky provided 94 percent of the nation's industrial hemp. Unfortunately, after the war, the federal government decided to group industrial hemp as a controlled substance with marijuana — despite the fact that industrial hemp has virtually none of the toxicity found in marijuana.
Today, the United States is the only industrialized nation that restricts the production of industrial hemp. Despite the ban, millions of dollars in hemp products are sold in this country each year. One estimate says the national market for hemp products is more than $400 million. This means U.S. manufacturers must import millions of dollars in industrial hemp from foreign countries.
And it means that here in Kentucky — where we have an ideal climate for growing industrial hemp and a long history as a successful producer — our agricultural industry hasn't been able to take advantage of the jobs and opportunities that could be realized by the growth of hemp.
Industrial hemp is a versatile fiber and seed oil crop that can be used to manufacture automotive parts, textiles, cosmetics and countless other products.
With Kentucky's robust auto industry — we're home to Ford, Toyota and GM plants and more than 440 motor vehicle-related manufacturing and supplier facilities — think of the opportunity we have in this sector alone.
And I am particularly interested in industrial hemp's potential in Eastern Kentucky, where it could be grown on land reclaimed from mining.
In the process of debating this issue, we've cut through the clutter and dispelled a lot of myths about industrial hemp. Winning those arguments was worth the fight, even if it seemed pretty futile at the start. That's a good lesson to share and remember.
Together, we've challenged the status quo. I hope you will keep fighting with me and very soon we can realize the goal of producing industrial hemp, creating jobs and leading the nation in this industry again.
Rand Paul represents Kentucky in the U.S. Senate.

Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2014/02/06/3071188/rand-paul-kys-perseverance-won.html#storylink=cpy

Taima

Taima Taima the hawk (an Augur Hawk) of the Seattle Seahawks poses for a photo during the NFL season opener against the San Francisco 49ers at Qwest Field on September 12, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the 49ers 31-6.

This is Taima, the Seahawks Mascot.

Taima means, Thunder (I don't know what language)
also, In Japanese, Taima means:  Marijuana, cannabis, hemp....

Sativa vs Indica

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Chief Seattle, When you know who you are...

Elder's Meditation of the Day February 5


Elder's Meditation of the Day February 5
"Let the person I serve express his thanks according to his own bringing up and his sense of humor."
--Charles A. Eastman (Ohiyesa), SANTEE SIOUX
"It is better to give than receive." But it doesn't really matter if we are giving or receiving. There is an identical feeling associated with both. We get this feeling every time we receive. We can't control when we receive gifts but we can control when we give gifts. Therefore, the more we give, the better we feel. When we are given gifts, or someone does something for us, it is the Indian way to honor this person.
Great Spirit, let me honor and be respectful to those who are good to me today.

Watch Over Us...

Alcohol/Weed

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Seven Sacred Teachings

Joseph Rosenberg

Joseph Rosenberg was born on January 15, 1917 and died on February 01, 1988 at the age of 71.
Joseph last resided in Little River, California in Mendocino County.
Name
Retired Social Security Number (SSN)
550-12-6472
Date of Death
February 01, 1988
Date of Birth
January 15, 1917
Age at Death
71

I Love smoking Pot....

FRIENDS

Fergus the Therapist

Elder's Meditation of the Day February 4


Elder's Meditation of the Day February 4
"We say there is a right time and place for everything. It's easy to say, but hard to understand. You have to live it to understand it."
--Rolling Thunder, CHEROKEE
The Elders tell us there is a right time and a right place. Don't plant seeds in the fall - wrong time. One way we find out about the right time and right place is our experience. If we are lucky, we have a few friends who will share their experience; this will help us too. The best way is to let God guide us. Only He knows the right time and the right place. So we need to pray and ask Him for guidance.
Great Spirit, show me patience so I can live in the right time and right place.

Listen to the Elders...

Way of The Indian's photo.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Seek Balance






Stop thinking of taking yourself into consideration as selfishness; instead start viewing it as expressing self-love, self-worth or self-care. Even in our sacred Sweat Lodge ceremony, one round is dedicated to introspection, which includes care of self. Why? Because, our teachers (Elders) know how important self-care is. My dearest, there is nothing selfish about regard for one’s self when love... of others guides your life path. Self-care is especially for Oskapêwis (helpers); like you, so that your pure intention for others is realized. You are a leader for the next generations, a light for the next generations. The light that resides within you; my dearest one, is precious and requires care; it is you, who have been given the sacred responsibility of being the caretaker; do so with love. (ejh)

Everything you ever needed to know about cannabis leaves

Everything you ever needed to know about cannabis leaves

posted by  on April 24th 2013
Everything you ever needed to know about cannabis leaves - 1 - This cave painting, found in Kyushuu, Japan, is an early example of cannabis art
This cave painting, found in Kyushuu, Japan, is an early example of cannabis art
The leaves are the most recognisable and well-known aspect of the cannabis plant, and have featured in our artwork for thousands of years, from regions as disparate as Japan to Egypt. Despite the great degree of variation found naturally in local populations of cannabis, the leaves do not alter greatly in appearance between varieties.

Cannabis leaf phyllotaxy

According to the standard phyllotaxy, cannabis leaves are compound (with multiple leaflets, as opposed to simple, where a single leaf grows from the stem) and decussate-opposite rather than alternate. Opposite leaves emerge in pairs, one each side of the stem, with a clear vertical space between the leaf pairs. Decussate leaves are opposite, but each new leaf pair is at a right-angle to the last pair. Alternate leaves emerge from the stem singly, swapping sides as the vertical height increases.
2 - Cannabis usually exhibits opposite decussate phyllotaxy, but can also exhibit alternate or whorled phyllotaxy
Cannabis usually exhibits opposite decussate phyllotaxy, but can also exhibit alternate or whorled phyllotaxy
Although cannabis leaves are usually decussate, as the plant prepares to flower the leaves may begin to emerge in an alternate pattern. Interestingly, rejuvenated cannabis plants demonstrate alternate phyllotaxy. Experiments with hemp showed that early-planted specimens, which flowered in low light conditions but did not die, began to put out new alternate leaf growth when hours of sunlight increased. The initial new growth was simple rather than compound, and as new growth continued, the number of leaflets gradually increased.
There is some evidence that this phenomenon leads to vegetative growth of greatly increased vigour, although the genetic processes responsible are not fully understood. It is thought that the evolution of opposite-decussate phyllotaxy occurred comparatively recently, from an alternate-leaved ancestor, and that the genes controlling the decussate phyllotaxy ‘switch off’ around the time of inflorescence.

Leaf differences between the three main subspecies

Everything you ever needed to know about cannabis leaves - 3 - The differences between sativa, indica and ruderalis leaves
Putting aside the eccentricities of cannabis leaf growth for a moment, let us take a look at the differences between the three main subspecies of cannabis. C. sativa leaves are long and slender, often with pronounced serrations, giving the leaves a jagged, almost spiky appearance. The coloration of sativa leaves ranges from bright, lime green to blackish-green at the darkest. The largest leaves can often have up to thirteen leaflets.
C. indica leaves are much wider, and the largest leaves usually have fewer leaflets than the largestsativa leaves, at seven to nine leaflets. Indica leaves are commonly deep olive-green; very light green leaves are rare and often a sign of deficiency.
C. ruderalis leaves are generally smaller than the other subspecies’, as the mature plant is much smaller overall, and the largest leaves may contain anything from five to thirteen leaflets.Ruderalis leaves are usually closer to the indica in terms of width, although they can be much narrower than any indica leaf would normally be.

Mutated leaf patterns seen in cannabis

The incredible variation in cannabis morphology throughout the world has led to some very unusual leaf patterns occasionally occurring. Many of these traits are seen as highly desirable due to their visual dissimilarity to “normal” cannabis, as they can serve to disguise a crop from the unwelcome attention of law enforcement in areas where cultivation is illegal.

Webbed leaves

Everything you ever needed to know about cannabis leaves - 5 - Ducksfoot Cannabis (www.420genetics.com)
Webbed leaves are a common mutation, and one which various breeders have attempted to stabilise. Such efforts have unfortunately not prevailed to the point where webbed varieties are now commercially available, although in the past it was possible to source webbed varieties such as Ducksfoot in seed form.

Whorled phyllotaxy

Everything you ever needed to know about cannabis leaves - 4 - Whorled phyllotaxy in cannabis
Whorled phyllotaxy is another common mutation, although this is less desirable as a concealment trait as the plants still definitely resemble cannabis. However, many growers find the trait desirable for cosmetic purposes, and some believe that such plants yield flowers of higher potency, although this has not been demonstrably proven.

Australian Bastard Cannabis

Everything you ever needed to know about cannabis leaves - 6 - Australian Bastard Cannabis (cannabisculture.com)
Australian Bastard Cannabis is perhaps the most striking mutation yet seen in cannabis. It is believed that this mutation was first seen in escaped populations around Sydney, and breeders have attempted to stabilise the trait, although without commercial success. This mutation takes the form of hairless, succulent leaflets, usually with no more than five leaflets to a leaf. The individual leaflets usually do not exceed a few centimetres in length.
Despite the allure of cannabis that does not resemble cannabis, most attempts to breed viable strains using these genetics have ended in failure. Not unsurprisingly, the best results will usually be gained from healthy plants that exhibit normal characteristics. However, the success of breeding ruderalis genetics (which are poor in cannabinoids) with higher-potency varieties indicates that further research may yield improved results.

Chief Flying Horse



Chief Flying Horse charged into Captain Henry Jackson's men, knowing full well he would be killed but his actions permitted enough time for women and children to get further away.

He was wearing a Ghost Shirt and it and his moccasins were taken from his feet by one of Forsyth's men. His moccasins are on gruesome display in a private library in Massachusetts along with the other belongings of tho...se massacred.

He was buried in the mass grave on the top layer of bodies. He had been near the agency and on the way to meet his relatives when the shots rang out. From the top of the ridge they could see the white flag of truce. He came from the west with two other men from Rosebud. It was here he was killed. His body later frozen at stiff angles before he and others were unceremoniously put into the mass grave.

Elder's Meditation of the Day February 3


Elder's Meditation of the Day February 3
"It's very hard to do things in the right manner, but as long as we do things right, we are in turn with the Great Spirit."
--Rolling Thunder, CHEROKEE
When we are right with the Great Spirit, we are right with all things. It is impossible to be out of harmony with anything or anybody when we are in harmony with the Great One. So, if during the day a problem crops up and someone makes us mad, the best thing we can do is talk to the Creator first, ask for His help, then continue our conversation with the other person. In this way, our emotional nature will keep aligned with our thoughts, and we will always stay right with the Great Spirit.
Great Spirit, I ask You to guide me on the Red Road today.

Brothers and Sisters




Sunday, February 2, 2014

Idle No More--No Keystone--2-2-14







The Oglala Lakota Nation has taken leadership by saying "NO" to the Keystone XL pipeline. They have stood beside their grassroots organizers like Owe Aku and Protect the Sacred who called on their leaders to stand up and protect their sacred lands. The Keystone XL pipeline will NOT cross the Oglala Treaty territory, which extends past reservation boundaries. The Oglala Sioux Nation and their neighbours’ horses are ready. Idle No More stands with the Lakota Nation, we stand on the side for honouring the treaties, protecting sacred water, for Indigenous land-based life ways that will NOT be corrupted by a hazardous, toxic pipeline. Idle No More, Honour the Earth and Moccasins on the Ground call on all people to stand with our relatives who are threatened by this pipeline and by Canada's Tar Sands.

On Friday, January 27th, the State Department issued its Environmental Impact Statement on the Keystone XL Pipeline. President Obama said that he won't approve the pipeline if it increases carbon emissions. The report was drafted in coordination with consultants who have worked for TransCanada -- the company seeking to build the pipeline. Jack Gerard, the head of the American Petroleum Institute, was briefed by "sources within the administration" on the timing and content of the report before its release, and was pleased to say that it will not impact the environment.

As Native Nations, we're ready to protect our homelands from this pipeline, and we need to SHORE UP OUR SUPPORT of the Indigenous Peoples who are on the frontline organizing across the Dakotas and neighbouring territories.
We need to put the pressure on President Barack Obama to recognize that:

1) The Lakota Nation - a sovereign governmental body - has united its government and grassroots against the pipeline, and the United States needs to honour treaty rights by denying the pipeline.

2) There is direct conflict of interest in the report issued by the State Department -- the process is broken, and a new report which reflects the true environmental impact is needed.

3) This pipeline will, in fact, increase carbon emissions and cause grave and irreversible environmental harm globally. This pipeline would cause direct environmental harm -- and put the well-being of all who live in relationship with the Oglala Aquifer at risk.

4) In recognition of our responsibilities to protect Mother Earth and our future generations, Indigenous Peoples will not allow this pipeline to come across our treaty lands.

On Monday night, all across the country, people will be gathering to mark this moment together at protest vigils organized by 350.org, Oil Change International, Idle No More and others where the night will be alight with our resolve to keep fighting. We need to show the media, big oil and the President that we, as Indigenous Peoples (especially from the Great Sioux Nation), the entire state of Nebraska, and the tens of thousands of American citizens that have signed up to put their bodies on the line using non violent civil disobedience in every state in the lower 48 and Alaska, First Nations, and allies in Canada, are mobilized and unafraid.

Click here to look for an event near you, and sign up to host if there isn't one near you: https://actionnetwork.org/event_campaigns/kxl-fseis?referrer=350-org&zipcode=55102

Click here to sign a petition to urge Obama to stop the Keystone XL: http://act.credoaction.com/sign/obama_kxl_2014/?source=fb_share4

Support Moccasins on the Ground to organize further grassroots resistance: http://tinyurl.com/donate2MoccsOnTheGround

Support Honour the Earth [VIDEO]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v6_1DLth9U

Read more:
Keystone XL ‘black snake’ pipeline to face ‘epic’ opposition from Native American alliance
http://aptn.ca/news/2014/01/31/keystone-xl-black-snake-pipeline-face-epic-opposition-native-american-alliance/

What did Big Oil Know, and When Did they Know it?
http://priceofoil.org/2014/01/31/big-oil-know-know/ "

It's Less of a Problem..

Die Winter

Roy Rogers’ Prayer

Roy Rogers’ Prayer

The singing and cinematic superstar Roy Rogers and his wife, 
Dale Evans, were devoted Christians. Below is a prayer written by Roy for members of his Roy Rogers Riders Club. He asked that the prayer be said at the beginning of every meeting.

~ Lord, I reckon I'm not much just by myself,
I fail to do a lot of things I ought to do.
But Lord, when trails are steep and passes high,
Help me ride it straight the whole way through.

And when in the falling dusk I get that final call,
I do not care how many flowers they send,
Above all else, the happiest trail would be,
For You to say to me, "Let's ride, My Friend."
Amen

*God bless and keep sharing the Good News !!! ~ C4C
Roy Rogers’ Prayer

The singing and cinematic superstar Roy Rogers and his wife,
Dale Evans, were devoted Christians. Below is a prayer written by Roy for members of his Roy Rogers Riders Club. He asked that the prayer be said at the beginning of every meeting.
...
~ Lord, I reckon I'm not much just by myself,
I fail to do a lot of things I ought to do.
But Lord, when trails are steep and passes high,
Help me ride it straight the whole way through.

And when in the falling dusk I get that final call,
I do not care how many flowers they send,
Above all else, the happiest trail would be,
For You to say to me, "Let's ride, My Friend."
Amen

*God bless and keep sharing the Good News !!! ~ C4C

Amish Cinnamon Bread


Amish Cinnamon Bread

No kneading, you just mix it up and bake it

Batter:...
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 cups buttermilk or 2 cups milk plus 2 tablespoons vinegar or lemon juice
4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda

Cinnamon/sugar mixture:
2/3 cups sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Directions
Cream together butter, 2 cups of sugar, and eggs. Add milk, flour, and baking soda. Put 1/2 of batter (or a little less) into greased loaf pans (1/4 in each pan). Mix in separate bowl the 2/3 c sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle 3/4 of cinnamon mixture on top of the 1/2 batter in each pan. Add remaining batter to pans; sprinkle with last of cinnamon topping. Swirl with a knife. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 min. or until toothpick tester come clean.
Cool in pan for 20 minutes before removing from pan.

Elder's Meditation of the Day February 2


Elder's Meditation of the Day February 2
"Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood and so it is everything where power moves."
--Black Elk (Hehaka sapa), OGLALA SIOUX
In these modern times it is difficult to understand why we should think circles and seasons. People and society are always moving, through distance, over yonder, going here and going there - hurry up, grow up, be successful, climb the ladder of success, etc. The Elders tell us to slow down, to be patient, pray and think circles. Circle thinking applies to relationships, business and every area of our lives. We need to teach our awareness to look for seasons and cycles.
My Creator, teach me the seasons of growth.

Wagon Bed