Near the Old Man of Storr, Scotland I took this in 2004

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Happy New Year

                                        Shana Tova, or, Happy New Year!

The Jewish New Year  of  the year 5,772, began last night at sundown, so today eat sweet and delicious things and make a wish for your year to come:)

Here's some beautiful advice to meditate on, not only for a new year, but for life, c/o The Findhorn Foundation's Eileen Caddy.

Eileen Caddy's Daily Guidance

Guidance for 29 September

Many times you have heard the words, "Life is what you make it," but what have you done about it? Do you not realise that you control your life, your happiness, your success, your joys and your sorrows? Life can be wonderful, thrilling and glorious, but it is up to you to make it so by expecting the very best. Live one day at a time and live it to the full. Never waste time worrying about tomorrow and what it may bring, or allow yourself to become depressed because you feel you cannot cope with whatever that may be. Always look on the bright side of life and concentrate on it in the everpresent now. Because yesterday did not go smoothly does not mean that today will be the same. Leave yesterday behind; learn from it, but do not allow it to spoil today. Today lies in front of you, untouched and unblemished. What are you going to do with it?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Boundaries and Limitations

I just read an article, in a "women's magazine", about an idiotic woman, painted as a victim, which makes me furious. The woman got together with a guy who told her right off the hop, even before they started anything, that he had a criminal record ..ok , you may be thinking, no big deal, whatever.  His record was for second -degree murder. If you, like her, are still nonplussed, I find that odd, but, there’s still more. This man openly told the woman that his second -degree murder charge was due to his violent rage that caused him to beat his girlfriend, at the time, to death.

For many sane, non-desperate, or pathetic types, being told by someone you are interested in that he/she has a criminal record,  for murder, of his/her partner, should be the ultimate "deal-breaker", as it were. Though, if you are just as vampiristic as the killer you've hooked up with, you get what you chose.

This sick fuck of a man gets painted, by the same women, as a sweet man who had a bad time growing up. She was so able to look past that "flaw" of his; ie: is terrifying rage, culminating in murder that she even married him. A real trooper, right? . So, how then is she a fucking victim, is what I’d like to know?

The article went on to say how the idiot woman has a hard time trusting since her divorce from her killer husband, whom she learned, from the police, was also a rapist. The shock the horra. She went on to say how he had been living  double lives. Right, he tells her who is is, up front before the dating phase, she accepts him and his murderous rage, and  he keeps behaving the same way, mm, pretty suspicious to me.

The article also went on to mention the wives/victims of two other “unsuspecting” psychos. There was mention of a woman married to a sicko who killed a lot of people and buried them in his basement. The wife asked the sicko what the horrible smell was coming from the basement, as opposed to just going to see for her damn self. He spun some crap about the smell being mildew, and that was that.  She, apparently believed him and was that stupid.
There was mention of the woman married to the filth in Austria who raped his daughter and kept her in the basement. Somehow the fucking wife kept her blinders on the whole time , and chose to have no clue  about what was going on in her own home.


I knew a family like that. The filthy fuck of a father was molesting both daughters, and somehow the mother stayed completely oblivious. I was friends with the oldest daughter, and I didn’t know but I hated the father and he scared and creeped me out. So, when she finally told me, it was not surprising. What was, was that the mother still allowed him to use their joint credit card. I was furious!

Most women are pathetic, while most men are scary, and manipulative. Most women's only goal is to get and keep a man, and they will go to any lengths to do that. God forbid, who wants to be a social pariah, and go out alone, (gasp!)
The article ended on a “good” note, so us readers can feel that love can trump all, isn’t that what it’s all about, after all, that, that, and having that right handbag? The idiot woman found a new wallet, oh, rather, man, to marry. And, we were duly informed that he works in finance. Here’s the thing, that bitch was stupid and desperate enough to accept a killer, what else will she accept?

Here’s a poem I wrote and published in a zine I used to write.
For me
This is for my silence
And for pain
For forgotten friendships
And for misplaced sadness
And for another homo-cide

This is for forgetting my fear
in labour camps and Gucci boots
For replacing my misanthropy with
dinner forks--they're not for
This is for remembering cold hands,
long hair, warm, blue sweaters, sweet-sadness
               Love and blood
This is also for my cat's eyes;
glowing hollow and iridescent in the
darkness of my room.
For forgetting the words to a song
I cling to
       And for longing to be "nothing more than cute"
For the brutal destruction of
[For always being alone]

This is for stereotypes that represent

reality-          though, not truth
       And this is for the warm, blue
blanket I fell asleep in, listening
to the wind howl
in excruciating
               I  slept
on, till the dawn
woke me
with violent sun and sarcasm
This is for waking up

in a bed
And for waking up
       And refusing to
participate , in the eating of any more,
however seemingly palpable,
       This is for peace
And this is for My own voice and
spirit to be carried through
the lands of the Ogoni people,
Dubrovnik and Southern Italy
       For sexism
For religion---, yoking us together
in a state of power-over

And for nihilism, existenz
and Solace.

This is political
This is for me.(c) 2001 M.K

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Moment of Silence

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Oh the irony. Yesterday, which was The UN Day of Peace, Troy Davis,  a handsome, 42 year old, man of colour, (which needs to be said, because jim crow still exists) who had been in prison for 22 years, was killed on death row. He was sent to prison when he was 20 years old, for the alleged killing of a 'good ole' boy', who was a cop, to boot.  The cards were stacked against Davis from the getgo; he was 'the wrong colour', as it were, in the south.

He claimed he was innocent all along, and so did many of the witnesses, many of  whom recanted their original statements which were given under duress ( ie: police force). Davis had heaps of supporters, including Jimmy Carter, The NAACP; headed by the Reverends Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, both of whom I have great respect for, and even a former FBI Director; William Sessions

“In 82% of the studies [reviewed], race of the victim was found to influence the likelihood of being charged with capital murder or receiving the death penalty, i.e., those who murdered whites were found more likely to be sentenced to death than those who murdered blacks."
- United States General Accounting Office, Death Penalty Sentencing, February 1990” (, racism, segregation, poverty)

America likes to think of itself as a shining star, free of such vile conditions such as Hate, segregation, poverty and the big, ugly --racism, in particular, jim crow.
An innocent man, Troy Davis, was killed last night, by men in suits, who were doing what was expected of them, in order to keep their good, shiny, government jobs. And how are the men who injected Troy Davis  with death serum, any different from nazis? Nazis too did what they were told without ever questioning authority so they could keep their fancy jobs.

Here are some final words from Mr. Davis: The first quote was told to a correspondent of Amnesty International USA, Abolish the Death Penalty Campaign team, who met with Troy Davis yesterday to convey the support that he has had from everyone. He asked Amnesty USA to deliver this message back to his supporters:

"The struggle for justice doesn't end with me. This struggle is for all the Troy Davises who came before me and all the ones who will come after me. I'm in good spirits and I'm prayerful and at peace."

How beautiful is that? That can was able to be prayerful and at peace  in such darkness; waiting to die, for a crime he did not commit.
And, here are Troy Davis’s very last spoken words:

I'd like to address the MacPhail family. Let you know, despite the situation you are in, I'm not the one who personally killed your son, your father, your brother. I am innocent. The incident that happened that night is not my fault. I did not have a gun. All I can ask ... is that you look deeper into this case so that you really can finally see the truth. I ask my family and friends to continue to fight this fight. For those about to take my life, God have mercy on your souls. And may God bless your souls.

In Mr. Davis’s last words, not only does he maintain his innocence, but he continues to extend his heart, and compassion to the people who wanted him dead, which I find astounding. I’ve seen that happen also when people have had a family member brutally murdered.  Instead of having raging hate for the killer, the families always turn into some kind of Bodhisattva's, and say how they forgive the killer, and pity him/her.  It always humbles me to no end when people who have suffered so much can still find so much forgiveness, and incredible amounts of compassion in their hearts. Clearly, the "victims'" family were no Bodhisattva's.
What if we all had more compassion for each other, all the time?

Saturday, September 17, 2011

How It's Going

My combined total for my petition,  to give animals, starting here in Canada,  rights and freedoms ingrained in the Constitution,is 8,124 signatures! This is 2 years, and 17 re-postings of my petition later, but I'm almost at my goal of 10, 000 signatures!
In the meantime, Ive started 2 more petitions, which are also doing well.

Thank you everyone who has signed, and let other people know.

A pink poppy in front of my house, from the now long ago Summer

Monday, September 5, 2011

Read this: It's Pretty Amazing!

 (Please keep signing my petition below to boycott GoDaddy, and in it you will find a link to another petition of mine calling for animal rights to be ingrained in Canada's constitution
This is pretty awesome: a letter from a diary farmer to an ant-dairy activist, who had clearly been in touch with the farmer telling him about the diseases dairy causes. Everything below is from the link you see here.


I received this letter from a dairy farmer.

Should any of your friends or relatives have this painful
condition, please feel free to print this for them. Please
also feel free to post this on your internet site. I require
no credit or link to my website. Helping people is my
reward. Making a positive difference in this world is one's
highest pursuit.

Dear Mr. Cohen,

You and I have stood on different sides of the fence for a
number of years, but I've got a story to tell you, and an
apology to offer. Catherine (my wife of 21 years) and I both
grew up on dairy farms. We've been raising Holsteins as long
as we can remember. Cath is just 42 years old, but she is
crippled with rheumatoid arthritis. There is no record of
this disease in her family, but she has been in pain for the
past two years, much of it bedridden.

We've tried traditional and alternative therapies and
medicines, but she only got a little short term relief. We
even tried acupuncture. Try finding an acupuncturist in the
rural midwest! It was expensive, and didn't really work.
Catherine's pain has been unbearable at times.

Despite there being no information on the internet linking
dairy consumption to rheumatoid arthritis, and nothing in
medical journals (I've searched online medline), we made a
resolution together to discontinue drinking our own milk,
and not eat cheese or any other dairy product for six
months, just to see if there would be some improvement.

Damn. I have to tell you this. Catherine feels like she's
been to Lourdes. She's cured. There is some pain, but most
is gone. I've had changes too which I'll discuss some other
time. I thank you, and curse you at the same time. Milking
cows is my livelihood. I've always believed that what I was
doing was the right thing. I'm not going to sell my cows and
sell my farm. I love the business. I just don't feel that
good about it anymore. You were right about the arthritis. I
don't know about the cancer and heart attacks, but you have
given us a miracle that doctors were not able to provide. It
did not take us three to six months to learn the truth. It
took just three weeks. I've ridiculed your work in the past.
Please accept my apology.

Your friend,


Please do not give out my EMAIL address or last name. I live
in farm country and, well, you understand. Thank you.

Dear Tom,

My dear friend, Jane Heimlich (wife of Dr. Henry Heimlich,
the "Heimlich Maneuver" physican), included this in her
book, "What Your Doctor Won't Tell You."

"Of the nearly 7 million Americans who have rheumatoid
arthritis, most are women. Symptoms are stiffness, aching
muscles, fatigue, pain that accompanies motion, and
tenderness. Nutritional therapy, not drugs, is the
cornerstone of alternative treatment. A treatment for
arthritis that relieves symptoms in a large percentage of
patients is based on the theory that most arthritic symptoms
are allergic reactions."

I've found many examples of physicians and scientific
studies linking dairy cosumption to rheumatoid arthritis.
I've included a few of the following citations in my new
book, MILK A-Z.

"Rheumatoid arthritis is more severe than osteoarthritis,is
most common in the hands and feet, and is characterized by
swelling of joints. Since this type of joint pain can be a
symptom of a food allergy, dietary change sometimes has a
profound effect. Dairy products, the most common food
allergen, are one likely candidate as a contributing
causative factor."

Vegetarian and Vegan Nutrition by George Eisman, M.A.,
M.Sc., R.D.

"...43 patients with rheumatoid arthritis, those assigned to
a vegan diet...had improvement in rheumatoid arthritis

British Journal of Rheumatology, 36(1) 1997

"In the case of the eight year old female subject, juvenile
rheumatoid arthritis was a milk allergy. After avoiding
dairy products, all pain was gone in three weeks."

Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 1985, 78

"Controlled trial of fasting and a one-year vegetarian diet
eased symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis."

The Lancet, 1991, 338

"In 1964, I learned of the experiences of Dr. William Deamer
of San Francisco. He had pointed out the frequency of milk
protein's casual relationship to musculoskeletal pain in
children and especially the so-called 'growing pains.' Since
that time, I have had several children with what appeared to
be early rheumatoid arthritis relieved and returned to good
health by little more than reassurance and careful dietary

Don't Drink Your Milk, by Frank Oski, M.D.

"In systemic arthritis, like Rheumatoid, the cause is
coursing through the blood, and it got there through the
diet. When all of the joints are involved, the cause is not
physical, but chemical. It's usually casein.(Eighty percent
of milk protein is casein). I once saw a 65 year old man,
Bob, who complained of neck stiffness and headaches. His
hands were so stiff and sore. Bob lived to play golf. I
instructed him to give up all milk and dairy products. Since
giving up dairy products, he no longer experienced pain and
headaches, and his hands were also pain-free. Joy, a 42 year
old woman noticed that her knees were pain-free after
eliminating dairy products. Once, after drinking a glass of
milk, her knees swelled within 20 minutes."

No Milk, by Daniel Twogood, D.C.

"There is a colossal amount of information linking the
consumption of milk to arthritis... and a multitude of other
problems as documented by Hannah Allen, Alec Burton,
Viktoras Kulvinskas, F. M. Pottenger, Herbert M. Shelton,
and N.L. Walker, among others."

Fit for Life, by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond

"Certain foods trigger the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis,
and eliminating these foods sometimes causes even long-
standing symptoms to improve or even remit entirely. It is
important to avoid the problem foods completely, as even a
small amount can cause symptoms. All dairy products should
be avoided: skim or whole cow's milk, goat's milk, cheese,
yogurt, cream, etc."

Neal Barnard, M.D.
Robert Cohen  author of:  



Executive Director (

Dairy Education Board

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Milk: Definetly Not Manna!

I had written so much more on my last post, and idiot Blogger wouldn't save anything, and I lost it all!!!!

Milk, in all its various forms is not only cruel to drink; but deadly for us as well.
When we consume dairy ,we are contributing to the murder of a newborn cow, who is usually killed within a few hours after being born in order to ensure that the mother’s milk doesn’t get depleted. The mother ,who is then beside herself with pain and loss after having just given birth ,  only to have the baby killed, is forced to give up her milk that was intended to feed her baby. 
Now, think about this point that the dairy industry counts on us not questioning; in order for a female cow to produce milk, like any mammal, she must have a baby to feed. Female cows are routinely impregnated (raped?) in order to keep the cycle active.
Not only does dairy have a heart-breaking history, it has heart-stopping health detriments, like heart disease, cancer, arthritis, obesity,osteoporosis, ADD, just to name a few.
This link talks about natural ways people have overcome illness and disease.
 The first article is about how bad  milk is for us. The second s about   alternatives to milk to cure osteoprosis.
This article lists a number of diseases caused by dairy.
This article is a general debunking of the myth  that dairy is a miracle food, that the dairy industry has worked so hard at creating
This article explains how cows are forced milked while their babies are killed

This info is from an amazing, very detailed site which contains heaps of articles, and links. Here’s the link

Rank Total Description
1 724,859 Heart Disease (think fats/cholesterol: meat/dairy)
2 541,532 Malignant Neoplasms (cancer: think toxins/milk/dairy)
2a 250,000 Medical system (drugs/etc. think ignorance/incompetence)
3 158,448 Cerebro-vascular (think meat milk and dairy)
4 112,584 Bronchitis Emphysema Asthma (think toxins/milk/dairy)
5 97,835 Unintentional Injuries and Adverse Effects
6 91,871 Pneumonia & Influenza (think weak immune systems and
7 64,751 Diabetes (think milk/dairy)
7a 40,000+ Highway slaughter (men, women and children)
8 30,575 Suicide (think behavioral problems)
9 26,182 Nephritis (Bright's disease: inflammation of the
10 25,192 Liver Disease (think alcohol and other toxins)

 All in all, dairy is an evil. It causes female cows to live lives of pain, suffering and servitude. Baby cows are murdered so that the farmers’ payloads won’t be affected, and then of course comes our own health. For myself, I notice that when I have been dairy-free for at least a month I get no P.M.S symptoms at all.

What's on my Mind: Say No To Dairy!

"There is no reason to drink cow's milk at any time in your life. It was designed for calves, not humans, and we should all stop drinking it today."

-- Dr. Frank A. Oski
former director of Pediatrics, John Hopkins University.

Just viewed a Site Called Only One Solution, (OSS). They are an animal rights' site, but what I didn't get was, what is their solution to the "suffer"; as they kept saying on their weird site. I guess they must be ESL students, otherwise they'd know that the word is and should be suffering, not suffer!

I have been working to eliminate all dairy from my diet, and have been doing well. Instead of butter I use Crisco in baking, instead of milk I use almond or soy or sometimes even the lesser, rice milk, in tea and cereal and such.

Poor cows, and the babies, too. If they are not being slaughtered for their  bodies to be eaten-, or worn, then they are being tortured and then  slaughtered c/o the   lily white ' dairy industry, one the biggest, quiet evils ever.
Here is a great site/article about the evils of the dairy industry.

And this article about the cruelty in the diary industry in New Zealand

And, lest we forget Mad Cow and Hoof and mouth disease. 2 viruses more than likely borne out of filth. The poor beings are fed filthy food, confined in unspeakable conditions, is it any wonder their nervous systems are becoming affected? human can gets these viruses too, but only from eating one of these beings, so it bloody well serves anyone right who does get diseased!