Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Wise Words From Sitara

Ever since I discovered this path (or rather, put a name to the path I was on) back in my teens, there have been people who have preached and pondered and pined for the "world to end" and for things to go back to how they were in "olden days". It's a pastoral dream of most earth-centered spirituality folks I've met. we all have our fantasies of winning the lottery and opening the most awesomest pagan playground/gathering site/spiritual retreat/self-sustaining commune EVAH! (Come on, now. you know you've done it at least once, maybe even aloud) .There is something that disturbs me though about the amount of energy that people put into wishing for an apocalyptic end to modern society.Some of it is simply the lack of responsibility with one's own thoughts. I mean, as people who understand the power of the mind and visualization, if enough of us keep hungering for the end of days, we are energetically contributing to the unraveling of society. Sure, things are messed up in various ways all over the place. But a complete unraveling is going to mean a lot of hungry people, a lot of sick people, a lot of scared and angry people, and ultimately, a lot of dead people. Putting energy towards anarchy and destruction is like deciding to drown the baby before throwing out the bathwater. Put another way - in Nature, change that comes suddenly is devastating, cataclysmic. For example, the tide coming in and going out is a HUGE natural change on the face of the planet, and it happens regularly and repeatedly without havoc because the tide flows in and ebbs out and then flows in a little farther next time. If the tide just suddenly shifted, it would devastate the shore, the life forms in that ecosystem, and make the area uninhabitable. Cataclysmic change brings about destruction on a massive scale with high casualties. Wishing for a breakdown of the system is wishing for massive destruction and all the collateral damage that comes with it. I find that to be far from ethically responsible.Some of the wishing for the end times just makes me laugh. Pagans are some of the most techno-savvy people you'll meet. We do more networking online than perhaps any religious faith (by percentage) that I can name. Most pagans I know love their trinkets and can be as materialistic as any regular citizen. I know of too many pagans that eat out way too often and who spend more time playing video games than doing anything that would be useful in an "back to the good old days" scenario. And I don't know of anyone that doesn't groan when there's no toilet paper in the outhouse at a gathering (if this doesn't bother you, I really don't want to know about it, okay) . So, let's say the end times happen, society collapses, people panic and it's all lost. No computers to keep up those social networks. Social interactions have to be face to face and, well, drat. We've lost the skills to communicate that way because we don't have avatars and keyboards to hide behind. We have to deal with problems face to face and not through email or online blogs. Goodbye toilet paper and easy access food. Goodbye free time and the electronic teat of virtual reality. And while I'm at it, let's say goodbye to access to drugs that treat diseases like diabetes, MS, thyroid conditions, heart conditions. No more Novocain or nitrous for tooth jobs. No more epidurals. No more birth control - it's rhythm method, homosexuality, oral sex ONLY, or abstinence for YOU! Oh yeah. the end times sound REALLY fun, y'all.What I have discovered is that you can only be where you are, and where you are now is no accident. That applies to both human beings as individuals and the larger society as well. Certainly I'm worried that humans have pushed things to a point that we will not be able to fix them. Truth is, there's no going back. only forward. At the same time, I have seen some amazing discoveries in the fields of science, medicine, living history, and metaphysics that have propelled us in huge leaps forward. We are indeed on the cusp of realizing some very fundamental and life-altering truths that will transform our world in the next three decades. So where we are now is where we're meant to be. On the precipice of failure is where man's greatest capacity for change lies.We are aboard a ship called Gaia. She's a worthy vessel, sailing through the Milky Way, Mars and Venus gleaming port and starboard by her side. This vessel is manned by a crew of 6 billion people, give or a take a few million. Sadly, most of us don't know where the ship's going. Some haven't even figured out they're seasick yet because they haven't learned to move WITH Gaia in her steady course across the sky. So, as you might imagine, there's a lot of vomit to be mopped up and avoided from people made sick by consumerism, ignorance, apathy, mental laziness, selfishness, and the illusion of polarity that causes us to divide instead of unify.I've been aboard the Gaia for almost 36 years now. I've seen the Captain of this ship. so have other people, but the funny thing is, not everyone sees the same thing. A lot of us talk about where we're going, and that can cause some real arguments because, as everyone knows, a ship can only go ONE direction at a time, and it's very important that you're the one that's right (or at least some people think it's like that) . The thing I'm not sure everyone understands is that there are a lot of jobs that have to be done onboard to man this ship and get us to where we're supposed to go. There are a lot of folks that don't seem to know that. They think they booked a pleasure cruise and it's all about them.I have faith in the Captain, but I also know the Captain has faith in me to do what I can here on deck. We're headed in a direction that makes the other crewmembers nervous. We've got to turn this baby around, but it's a gradual thing. Too fast and we risk going down with a total loss. No, it takes small adjustments to change course and plot our voyage towards a new star and a brighter horizon.Point is, we have to work together. We don't go forward by decimating everything and going backward. It's not an EITHER / OR situation unless you are so rigid in your mind that all you can see is BLACK or WHITE. The path of the Wise, the Craft, is the Middle Way. It is the path of Balanced Action, Balanced Thought, and Balanced Existence. It needs no apocalypse to find redemption. It simply needs the small and steady adjustments of a few more awake and aware people pulling on the sails to catch the strong winds of change to bring Gaia into sheltered waters.Instead of wishing or warning that the boat's going to sink, get off your ass. Recycle. Turn off your lights. Buy organic. Contribute to your local economy. Learn some useful skills that don't involve getting video-game thumb. Enjoy THIS reality instead of escaping to a fake one you like better. Have real relationships, FACE-TO-FACE, and remember how to get along with people instead of telling them to get out of your life the minute you don't like something they do. Develop some ethics and integrity and accountability. And stop wishing for the end of the world already.If I am you and you are me and we are all One, then stop being suicidal on my behalf. I'm not quitting so haul sail!
Sitara Haye is a Craft author and Wiccan High Priestess with 20 years of Craft experience. Founder of OldeForest Craft Tradition and multi-talented singer/songwriter. You can follow her via her websites: Serpent's Daughter (http://serpentsdaughter.blogspot.com) and Wonderlust (http://nefersitara.wordpress.com). Sitara Haye is a regular contributor to Witchvox and has written articles for a number of other pagan periodicals both in the US and abroad. She currently lives with her 9-year-old daughter and their two cats in the beautiful Scenic City of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Friday, April 24, 2009

"Marita Garrett"

"Beautiful Marita Garrett" strength & praise to you

Beverly Garett ever constant strength

I want to take a moment of time to give praise and commended a courageous and beautiful woman Marita. I had the honor to meet this young woman on the campaign trail last year. All I can say is a bright light shines from this young woman. I hope people pass this on far and wide and take a moment in time to read her story, and support her in the Pittsburgh Marathon...

Hello Everyone.My daughter, Marita Garrett, is running in the 2009 Pittsburgh Marathon on May 3, 2009 <http://www.pittsburghmarathon.com/>.
Marita is a 2 year cancer survivor and is running to raise funds for the Gilda's Club charity
Her goal is to raise $1000. Click on the link to read what Marita has to say and donate
< http://www.firstgiving.com/maritagarrett>
Read more about Marita's journey to wellness. <http://www.ourfamily4life.com/marita.html>
Please donate. No amount is too small.
Thank you.Beverly Garrett

Separation of Church & State

Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann
Minnesota 6th district
Washington D.C. Office107 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Phone: (202) 225-2331 Fax: (202) 225-6475
I am so unabashed anger by this Congresswoman."Our Country" was founded by people escaping religious persecution Constitution of the United States was drafted that their was a separation of Church and State, and latter down the road had to add an amendment to remind people of this. In the last hundred years "God" was added to money & our pledge on the gist that it would make Americans more moral. This was a utmost offense to the Constitution. I cannot except Obama as President for I know he is not eligible under the rules and Constitution of this great land. I will say I am proud he is not mixing government or representing the nation as a certain sect or denomination. Government should keep out of religion and morality does not come from the Christian faith. One of the most moral faith on the earth is the Tibetan Buddhist so are we changing every thing to that?

We need to ask these Representatives if they support the Constitution, and separation of church and state; if not we need to vote them out...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

"Warning For All"

from Johns-Hopkins

Bottled water in your car is very dangerous!
On the Ellen show, Sheryl Crow said this is what caused her breast cancer. It has been identified as the most common cause of the high levels of dioxin in breast cancer tissue. Sheryl Crow's oncologist told her:
women should not drink bottled water that has been left in a car. The heat reacts with the chemicals in the plastic of the bottle which releases dioxin into the water. Dioxin is a toxin increasingly found in breast cancer tissue. So please be careful and do not drink bottled water that has been

left in a car. Pass this on to all the women in your life.
This information is the kind we need to know that just might save us! Use a stainless steel canteen or a glass bottle instead of plastic!LET EVERYONE WHO HAS A WIFE / GIRLFRIEND / DAUGHTER KNOW PLEASE!This information is also being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center

No plastic containers in microwave.
No water bottles in freezer
No plastic wrap in microwave.

A dioxin chemical causes cancer, especially breast cancer.
Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don't freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic. Recently, Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital , was on a TV program to explain this health hazard.
He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us.
He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers...
This especially applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat,=2 0 and plastic releases dioxin
into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body...
Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food.. You get the same results, only without the dioxin.So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc.,
should be removed from the container and heated in something else.
Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper. It's just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc.
He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper. The dioxin problem is one of the reasons...
Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran wrap, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food.
Cover food with a paper towel instead.
This is an article that should be sent to anyone important in "Your life"!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Feminist at The Tea Party April 11, 2009

Pictured is Janice, Janice Mom & Zuri

"Tea Parties"
April 11, 2009
Yes the feminist was their and Democracy In Suffrage was represented...

"End The Federal Reserve Rally"

I am sending a shout out to everyone that here in Pittsburgh their will be a big rally to End The Federal Reserve. I ask all to support these efforts , some may agree or disagree with Ron Paul position, but this is one thing everyone should agree on. More information here
Go here to find a Rally in your town pluss to get more information...
April 25Saturday
ETF Rally @ Noon @ the Federal Reserve building. http://www.meetup.com/ronpaul-97/calendar/10023219/
So the plan is, since it's really the closest free parking, meet at 11:30 at St. Stanislaus Kostka church and march through the Strip before the ETF event.

"Yay Feminist"

Feminists Don Beards to Protest Sexism at Male Dominated L'Oreal
Why should women buy products from L'Oreal if the company doesn't hire women? That's what feminists in Paris want to know.So feminist activists staged a bearded protest to call attention to the sexist hiring practices at the male dominated L'Oreal.Feminists demonstrating against sex discrimination? What an extraordinary idea!PARIS (AFP) — Feminist activists wearing fake beards staged a bizarre protest against L'Oreal in central Paris on Thursday, saying the company did not have enough women managers despite being a cosmetics producer. . . Mimicking L'Oreal's famous advertising slogan, activists handed out a leaflet entitled "Because you're worth it" and held up placards with photos of company directors all with beards scrawled on their faces, including the women.Related: L'OrĂ©al found out for hiring only white shampoo-promoters (July 2007)

Friday, April 10, 2009

"The Pennsylvania Tea Party's Alert"

"The Pennsylvania Tea Party Alert"
Saturday April 11 2009
Allegheny Landing
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Time 12:00 Noon
Dr. Alan Keyes Speaking

This is a peaceful rally to show the Government that We The People will no longer stand for the abuse of unjust taxation, pork belly spending, stimulus package, and the like...( more trickle down economic theory in their pocket package)
Let Us Show Them The Constitution Is The Law Of The Land And We Want Them To Abide By IT!!!“Bring Tea Bags & Your Best Patriotic Garb”

More Info Here http://www.pennsylvaniateaparty.com/webcontent/home?opendocument

"Is that it you ask?"
Now on to the National Tea Party Held April 15, 2009
At Market Square Pittsburgh, PA
Time 12:00 Noon

You are encouraged to bring your own signs (please keep it clean) and a tea bag to the rallies. It is time, we the people stand together, and defend our constitutional rights as American citizens. There is no greater power, than that of a free people united as one.

"Others Across"

" The State of Pennsylvania"

————-City: BrookvilleWhen: April 15, 3:00pm - 6:00pmWhere: Next to Jefferson County Courthouse on Pickering St.Contact: EMAILPhone:Other Info: WEBSITEFacebook Group:
City: EastonWhen: April 15, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmWhere: Northampton County CourthouseContact:
City: ErieWhen: April 15, 5:15 pm - 7:00 pmWhere: Griswold Park / 123 West 14th StreetContact:
EMAILPhone: 814.218.0563Other Info:Facebook Group: Coming Soon!
City: GreensburgWhen: April 15, 12:00 NoonWhere: County Court House Main St and Pittsburgh AveContact:
EMAILPhone:Other Info:Facebook Group: Coming Soon!
City: HarrisburgWhen: April 15, NoonWhere: West steps of the Capitol buildingContact:
EMAILPhone:717.671.1901Other Info: http://www.commonwealthfoundation.org/Facebook Group: Click Here
————-City: HazletonWhen: April 15, 5:00pm - 7:30pmWhere: Hazleton City Hall, 40 N Church StContact: EMAILOther Info:Facebook Group: ————-City: HendersonWhen: April 15, 5:00pm - 8:00pmWhere: TBAContact: EMAILOther Info:Facebook Group:
City: Hollidaysburg (Blair County)When: April 15, Noon - 2:00 pmWhere: Blair County CourthouseContact:
EMAILPhone: 814.207.0011Other Info: www.blaircountyteaparty.comFacebook Group: Coming Soon!
City: HonesdaleWhen: April 15, Noon - 12:00 NoonWhere: Courthouse LawnContact:
EMAILPhone:Other Info:Facebook Group: Coming Soon!
City: LancasterWhen: April 15, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pmWhere: Musser ParkContact:
EMAILPhone:Other Info: http://www.lancasterpateaparty.com/Facebook Group: Coming Soon!
City: LehightonWhen: April 15, 12:00 noon - 5:00 pmWhere: Lehighton Square Lower ParkContact:
EMAILPhone:Other Info:Facebook Group: Coming Soon!
City: Matamoras (Pike County)When: April 15, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmWhere: Mid-Delaware Bridge (Port Jervis-Matamoras Bridge), Pennsylvania AvenueContact:
EMAILPhone:Other Info:Facebook Group: Click Here
City: MeadvilleWhen: April 15, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pmWhere: Arch Street US Post OfficeContact:
EMAILPhone:Other Info:Facebook Group: Coming Soon————-
City: NazarethWhen: April 15, 10:00amWhere: 9 North Main Street, In front of Nazareth Post Office/Town CircleContact:
EMAILOther Info:Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=65587907650
City: PhiladelphiaWhen: April 15, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pmWhere: Downtown Philadelphia, LOVE Park located between 15th and 16th and JFK Blvd.Contact:
EMAILPhone:215.361.3094Other Info:Facebook Group: CLICK HERE!————-
City: PhoenixvilleWhen: April 15, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmWhere: Main Street and Bridge Street.Contact:
EMAILPhone:Other Info:Facebook Group: Coming Soon!————-

City: ScrantonWhen: April 15, 12:00pm - 2:00pmWhere: Lackawanna County Court House SquareContact:
EmailPhone:Other Info:Facebook Group:————-
City: SharonWhen: April 15, 12:00pm - 2:30pmWhere: Downtown Sharon, On the Bridge overlooking the River on State St.Contact:
EmailPhone:Other Info:PatriotsInAction.qlubb.com/publicFacebook Group: Coming Soon!
————-City: State CollegeWhen: April 15, 4:00pm - 7:00pmWhere: near the post office on S. Fraser StreetContact:
EmailOther Info:http://wesurroundthemcentrecounty.ning.com/Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1566801860&ref=profile#/event.php?eid=66316394836
City: StroudsburgWhen: April 15, 12:00pm - 2:00pmWhere: Courthouse Square (7th & Monroe Streets)Contact:
EmailPhone: 570.421.4656 or 908.328.7078Other Info:Facebook Group: Coming Soon!
City: StroudsburgWhen: April 15, 12:00pm - 2:00pmWhere: Courthouse Square (7th & Monroe Streets)Contact:
EmailPhone: 570.421.4656 or 908.328.7078Other Info:Facebook Group: Coming Soon!
City: WashingtonWhen: April 15, 5:00pmWhere: Washington Courthouse on Main StreetContact:
EmailOther Info:Facebook Group:
City: Wilkes-BarreWhen: April 15, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pmWhere: Wilkes Barre on Public SquareContact:
EMAILPhone:Other Info: Click HereFacebook Group: CLICK HERE!

A National Disgrace

A National Disgrace: Stop Sexual Assault in the Military

Countless military women and military spouses are victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. It is estimated that rates of marital abuse in the military are two to five times higher than civilian rates of domestic violence. Moreover, one in three women in the military will be sexually assaulted during their tour of duty. Ending sexual violence against women in the military must start now!

Action Needed:

Act now to support the Military Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Response Act to address this national epidemic and stop the violence against military women and military families!

Take action NOW!


On Feb. 3, Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) reintroduced the Military Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Response Act (H.R.840). The bill works to reduce violence against military personnel and their families by enhancing programs of prevention and deterrence, improving victim services, and strengthening provisions for prosecution of assailants.

If passed, this law will establish a Victims' Advocate Office within the Department of Defense (DoD) which will be responsible for assessing the services provided to military personnel who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. In addition, the bill directs the Secretary of Defense to ensure that every branch of the military provides victims' advocate programs and violence prevention training.

The Military Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Response Act protects victims by prohibiting retaliation for reporting assaults and calls for the employment of a sexual assault nurse examiner, psychiatrist, and clinical team at each DoD treatment facility. It also provides court-martial punishment for violations of "no contact" orders or protective orders.

Take action NOW!

Please contact your U.S. Representative and urge immediate sponsorship of the Military Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Response Act (H.R.840). The bill currently has 30 House sponsors and we need to at least triple this number so that the bill can have a committee hearing and proceed to the House floor for a vote. The passage of this legislation is a crucial step towards ensuring the safety and wellbeing of military personnel and their families, so take action now!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Tea Party Time

Actually I was talking to a dear Friend I reminded her how the Allegheny Seneca Falls Society is having a first joint meeting with Democracy In Suffrage, I said it probably just be a few people in Attendance if she like to come, she is going to try to make it. ( Meeting Saturday fourth of April 1:00pm email for location and if you will make it, Tea Party discussion ) The conversation turned and I talked how I like to focus the blog D.I.S. just on feminism and great women of the past and actions of such, and we both said at the same thing, political climate is going to interfere. She actually agree with me that we should be stock piling food and water, at least for a few weeks supply. That the times are so frightening. I have been stifled what to do I am at a loss and now I am thankful I have people who are dear to the cause giving me updates everyday what is up. So here it is again me asking and requesting that each and everyone of us write the Senator expressing your concerns and to defeat the give act. I have read it? I believe their are great things in it, in concept but their are many things that have direct conflict against the Constitution and would effect the way of life in this country. 1388 passes and I am sad to say it is going to effect each of differently and be another chink in the down fall of this nation. Now the question is now that it did pass, why was these Senators not their to vote, and why it, was just a few Republicans that had the few Nay's and the ones who did vote well I got one thing to say traitors. I want people to write and ask their Representative and ask them to please to read the Constitution and refrain from supporting and voting against it. That they are Representing us and are suppose defend the Constitution and we will no longer tolerate the blatant disregard of it by them. That for once we are going to stand proud and fight against anyone not defending her. This means working against them in a re election, going to protest which current legislation that made that more difficult. Rallies,Tea Parties anyway to get the word out. Republicans and Democrats should be on alert that we will no longer tolerate a Totalitarian Society they created, that we will not be spoon fed this pabulum. I believe as citizen we the people have the duty to up hold the constitution of the land and defend it to the end. That the day of kindly standing by as our Legislature runs rickshaw over us is no more. "Send" these Representatives in the Senate and Congress a tea bag, and let them know the selling off the United States of America is over. That the Constitution will stand again as law of the land...Defend her now or lose what way of life we know, and let future generations know we did not go down with out a fight. I ask all Americans to do their duty and make these bums accountable or throw them out...Arm your tea bags and write...

Not Voting - 11 Begich (D-AK)Boxer (D-CA)Cornyn (R-TX)Enzi (R-WY)Harkin (D-IA)Inouye (D-HI)Landrieu (D-LA)Martinez (R-FL)Nelson (D-FL)Pryor (D-AR)Vitter (R-LA)

YEAs ---74Akaka (D-HI)Alexander (R-TN)Barrasso (R-WY)Baucus (D-MT)Bayh (D-IN)Bennet (D-CO)Bennett (R-UT)Bingaman (D-NM)Bond (R-MO)Brown (D-OH)Burr (R-NC)Burris (D-IL)Byrd (D-WV)Cantwell (D-WA)Cardin (D-MD)Carper (D-DE)Casey (D-PA)Chambliss (R-GA)Cochran (R-MS)Collins (R-ME)Conrad (D-ND)Corker (R-TN)Dodd (D-CT)Dorgan (D-ND)Durbin (D-IL)Feingold (D-WI)Feinstein (D-CA)Gillibrand (D-NY)Graham (R-SC)Grassley (R-IA)Gregg (R-NH)Hagan (D-NC)Hatch (R-UT)Hutchison (R-TX)Isakson (R-GA)Johanns (R-NE)Johnson (D-SD)Kaufman (D-DE)Kennedy (D-MA)Kerry (D-MA)Klobuchar (D-MN)Kohl (D-WI)Lautenberg (D-NJ)Leahy (D-VT)Levin (D-MI)Lieberman (ID-CT)Lincoln (D-AR)Lugar (R-IN)McCain (R-AZ)McCaskill (D-MO)Menendez (D-NJ)Merkley (D-OR)Mikulski (D-MD)Murkowski (R-AK)Murray (D-WA)Nelson (D-NE)Reed (D-RI)Reid (D-NV)Rockefeller (D-WV)Sanders (I-VT)Schumer (D-NY)Shaheen (D-NH)Snowe (R-ME)Specter (R-PA)Stabenow (D-MI)Tester (D-MT)Udall (D-CO)Udall (D-NM)Voinovich (R-OH)Warner (D-VA)Webb (D-VA)Whitehouse (D-RI)Wicker (R-MS)Wyden (D-OR)

NAYs ---14 Brownback (R-KS)Bunning (R-KY)Coburn (R-OK)Crapo (R-ID)DeMint (R-SC)Ensign (R-NV)Inhofe (R-OK)Kyl (R-AZ)McConnell (R-KY)Risch (R-ID)Roberts (R-KS)Sessions (R-AL)Shelby (R-AL)Thune (R-SD)