Wirikuta Se Defiende!

How much is worth that which you hold most sacred?

What is the price you're willing to pay for progress?

The Wixarika nation is fighting for their rights to protect Wirikuta, their sacred mountain. The Mexican government has granted mining rights to a Canadian company which would greatly endanger the Wixarika's annual pilgrimage to Wirikuta. The center of the Cosmos in their religion would end up pillaged and soiled in search of short-term profit and meager jobs.

Fortunately, they are not alone in their struggle.

A collective of artists and musicians are trying to raise awareness of their plight, and to find a peaceful solution that will ensure the traditions of this indigenous group, along with opening sustainable opportunities for the Mestizos living in the Wirikuta area.

Aho Colectivo has prepared the Wirikuta Fest, a musical festival aimed to gather money & support to help the Wixarika in their legal battle.

If you would like to know more about this matter, please click here.

May the spirit of the blue deer prevail over greed.

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Damn Canada :3

We're getting lambasted lately by the UN for not being humane to our indigenous population and food security for our poor -- I do hope that Canada gets sanctioned.

Also, there are riots happening, students fighting for their rights (who are calling themselves the Maple Spring)!

It is an exciting time to be alive.

rpj, do I have your permission to link to this article of yours? There's at least one group that I think would like to get involved...

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by all means, amigo! I think it's the least you could do, seeing how you're part of that evil Northern syrupy land :P

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a funny development

someone has done a full nude painting of Emperor Stephen Harper (the current PM of Canada), I won't post it here but you can google it (NSFW thanks to monotheisms...sigh)

and the reactions of the parties involved are funny

the Emperor's office said that didn't they know he was a cat person? (there is a dog in the picture)

"This is one case where I think we really do need a Conservative coverup"

-- Liberal MP Scott Brison

And I'm still getting used to mainstream papers quoting online comments*...the media is trying to catch up up UP

* a local sketch comedy troupe did a sketch on that in today's program.

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That radio show sucks, man :-/

But I'm glad Canadians can still make fun of their leaders. Imagine what would happen if someone made a nude painting of Queen Elizabeth? ;)

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That radio show sucks, man :-/

But I'm glad Canadians can still make fun of their leaders. Imagine what would happen if someone made a nude painting of Queen Elizabeth? ;)

*giggle* how much did it suck for you?

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Well, obviously not as much as a kick in the groin.

But it was close :P

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*cackle* wow, that's awesome :3 and that's part of our National radio network!

what do you think of these?

Kids in the Hall
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3-LxmrFm40

Codco

See video

Royal Canadian Air Farce

See video

SCTV

See video

The Vestibules

See video

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How to tell apart the good Canadian comedians from the lame ones:

The good ones end up eventually in SNL, and then off to Hollywood ;)

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How to tell apart the good Canadian comedians from the lame ones:

The good ones end up eventually in SNL, and then off to Hollywood ;)

Thank you; it's so neet getting an 'outsider's perspective' :3

I never really got Codco, though there are Canadians that did. And I appreciated the RCAF as a kind of part of my family's culture, even though most of the political jokes I never got.

I also find it nifty that SNL has a lot of Canadians in it, even the head honcho...stealth infiltration :3

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Red Pill,

At the moment the world is in a very dangerous situation. And, financial collapse will, not Iran's peaceful nuclear program, will trigger WWIII. Most of the banks in the world are bankrupt. The CEO of J.P.Morgan Bank is still trying to discover how much money J.P.Morgan Bank has lost; but, we know that J.P.Morgan Bank has lost atleast $31.5 billion ($31,500,000,000). The U.S. is in worse financial condition than Greece. Greece is bankrupt. Spain, Italy, Portugal, Ireland, are probably bankrupt. France and Great Britan are is critical financial condition. And, Germany isn't going to save the Euro; but, Germany will talk a good game.

If Fukushima had been a little worse, it would have made the Northern Hemisphere of this Planet uninhabitable and it still might! But, things are under control. So, it probably won't.

Please be prepared; because, the shit is about to hit the fan!!!

What do you think?

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Look, my take is that Iran's program is not as peaceful as they advertise. That does not mean obviously that I advocate a military solution the way everyone who came cheering after watching Battleship would ;)

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Red Pill,

The former UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Israel's top general, the head of Israeli Intelligence, the vast majority of past and present Israeli generals agree with me. The vast majority of past and present Israeli intelligence operatives agree with me. The new head of the IAEA, Mr. Amano, has just made an agreement with Iran to inspect the Iranian nuclear facilities. The new President of France wants to sell French nuclear reactors to Iran. Iran signed the Nuclear Nonpoliferation Treaty (NNPT) and the NNPT gives Iran the right to do everything that they are doing. Iarael and the U.S. never signed the NNPT and neither country allows inspections of their nuclear programs. Israel and The U.S. are the leaders of the War with Iran Club. Think about it!

What do you think?

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I also think that Iran has made quite a lot of nasty threats, and spends way too much money in their Army ;)

I still have hope for an Arab Spring in Iran, though.

But that's for another thread :P

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Red Pill,

Iran spends a small fraction of what Israel and the U.S. spend on their respective militaries on its military. If you want to check updated translations of Khomeni's comment, he didn't threaten to wipe Israel off the map and some Israeli leaders admit this. http://mondeweiss.com is a free web news letter that documents events in Israel. If you want, please subscribe to it. A book that is probably in your liberary titled "The General's Son" by Miko Peled is very informative. Mr. Peled is the son of an Israeli general that fought in the 1967 Six day War. And, his book "The Generals Son" is well researched. Among other things, "The Generals Son" is one of many sources that exposes the 1967 Six Day War as a war of aggression by Israel, not defense. In 1967, Egypt, Jordan, and Syria were too weak to fight a war. Israel wanted Sinai, The West Bank, and The Golan Heights. So, Israel captured/took/stole Sinai from Egypt, The West Bank from Jordan, and The Golan Heights from Syria.

We disagree about Iran and, maybe to a point about Israel; but, I have good sources to support my points of view.

What do you think?

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Red Pill,

Iran spends a small fraction of what Israel and the U.S. spend on their respective militaries on its military. If you want to check updated translations of Khomeni's comment, he didn't threaten to wipe Israel off the map and some Israeli leaders admit this. http://mondeweiss.com is a free web news letter that documents events in Israel. If you want, please subscribe to it. A book that is probably in your liberary titled "The General's Son" by Miko Peled is very informative. Mr. Peled is the son of an Israeli general that fought in the 1967 Six day War. And, his book "The Generals Son" is well researched. Among other things, "The Generals Son" is one of many sources that exposes the 1967 Six Day War as a war of aggression by Israel, not defense. In 1967, Egypt, Jordan, and Syria were too weak to fight a war. Israel wanted Sinai, The West Bank, and The Golan Heights. So, Israel captured/took/stole Sinai from Egypt, The West Bank from Jordan, and The Golan Heights from Syria.

We disagree about Iran and, maybe to a point about Israel; but, I have good sources to support my points of view.

Iran hasn't existed for 200 years :3

(hey, did you hear the news aboot the race riots in Israel?)

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Inannawhimsey,

Yes, Mondeweiss reported on the riots; but, the riots were about more than race.

Iran/Persia has been around for a few thousand years.

This is an excerp from the book "The General's Son" by Miko Peled http://mikopeled.com/category/the-genera...

What do you think?

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Inannawhimsey,

Yes, Mondeweiss reported on the riots; but, the riots were about more than race.

Iran/Persia has been around for a few thousand years.

This is an excerp from the book "The General's Son" by Miko Peled http://mikopeled.com/category/the-generals-son-by-miko-peled/

Yeah, there's even a docu on Miko Peled, meteing out justice

its a hoot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&featur...

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Inannawhimsey,

On the whole, the way that indigenous populations get treated is disguisting to say the least. But, get real Inannawhimsey! G8 nations, N.A.T.O. nations, and Israel either don't get sanctioned or the sanctions don't get enforced. You need to be a peace loving Islamic nation whose signed the Nuclear Nonpoliferation Treaty that is working on peaceful uses of atomic energy to get sanctioned. And then, the sanctions will be enforced.

What do you think?

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Inannawhimsey,

On the whole, the way that indigenous populations get treated is disguisting to say the least. But, get real Inannawhimsey! G8 nations, N.A.T.O. nations, and Israel either don't get sanctioned or the sanctions don't get enforced. You need to be a peace loving Islamic nation whose signed the Nuclear Nonpoliferation Treaty that is working on peaceful uses of atomic energy to get sanctioned. And then, the sanctions will be enforced.

Well, I guess some of the Islamic nations are paying for their antecedent's 1,300 empire of terror and fear...I wonder what the West is gonna get for it's around 300 years? ;3

(I am happy to hear things like how Qatar is apparently changing focus from oil-based economy to science-based economy...)

Either way, it's gonna be exciting

Any more news aboot your nuklear reactors and the earthquake aftermath?

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Inannawhimsey,

The clean-up is going to take a long time. The problem was caused by the tsunami. All but two nuclear reactors are shut down now. Japan is probably {99.99%} going to phase out nuclear power by about 2020. But, with WWIII coming soon, who cares about 2020?:)

What do you think?

cnnek

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Always looking at the bright side of things, ain't you? :P

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Always looking at the bright side of things, ain't you? :P

another side note: i'm watching a Statham movie "killer elite" and there is a food mentioned in it called "tree chicken"...have you ever heard of it?

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The Urban dictionary sez that's the name given to iguanas.

But I'd never heard of it. Nor have I ever tasted it, to be honest ;)

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cnnek wrote:

Inannawhimsey,

The clean-up is going to take a long time. The problem was caused by the tsunami. All but two nuclear reactors are shut down now. Japan is probably {99.99%} going to phase out nuclear power by about 2020. But, with WWIII coming soon, who cares about 2020?:)

What are the viable alternatives to nuklear reactors in Japan? Is Japan going to somehow create a kind of device that generates electricity from the smugness of pop environmentalists? :3

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I don't see Japan investing a lot of many in alternative non-nuclear energies after Fukushima. But I could be wrong.

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Red Pill,

What Hiroshima and Nagasaki did not teach, Fukushima taught!!!

We are saying Sayonara, Adios, Goodbye to nuclear power!*

*Please read above: Innovation + Nicola Tessla = Success

What do you think?

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Inannawhimsey,

We are going to use a combination of methods to generate electricity, i.e. solar, wind, hydro, wave, ocean currents, thermal etc.. And, the ideas of Nicola Tessla are going to be studied.

Did you know that there is clear film that generates electricity from light from any source that passes through it, not just sun light? Did you know that city buildings function like mountains, that the air flowing between them speeds up, and that wind power generators can be placed between them to generate electricity? Did you know that Japan has many thermal hot spots that can generate electricity, i.e. Mount Fuji?

Innovation + Nicola Tessla = Success

What do you think?

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If there's anyone who can crack the solar-problem egg, is the people of the Rising Sun :)

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Inannawhimsey,

We are going to use a combination of methods to generate electricity, i.e. solar, wind, hydro, wave, ocean currents, thermal etc.. And, the ideas of Nicola Tessla are going to be studied.

Did you know that there is clear film that generates electricity from light from any source that passes through it, not just sun light? Did you know that city buildings function like mountains, that the air flowing between them speeds up, and that wind power generators can be placed between them to generate electricity? Did you know that Japan has many thermal hot spots that can generate electricity, i.e. Mount Fuji?

Innovation + Nicola Tessla = Success

I haven't hoid of those -- you just can't stop human beings from tinkering and innovating, can you?

So I guess GM all Japanese into having chlorophill in their skins and so that they become very resistant to radiation isn't in the cards?

There's this nifty talk where someone actually lays out the game plan to get us all globally off of oil, and it actually sounds like it is possible and not 'pie in the sky'...

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Inannawhimsey,

Tinkering and innovating is the way to solve alternative energy problems. And, we voluntarily accept a certain amount of austerity. This summer, all people and companies are reducing their energy consumption by atleast 15%. So, instead of using an air conditioner, I keep the window open. Walking and using public transportation for long distances or when time is a factor is normal in Japan. When time isn't a factor, I walk unless the destination is over six kilometers. Walking 10,000 steps or more a day is normal in Japan and I do it every day. GM in Japan. Things that are Genetic Modification is not allowed in Japan. But, Fukushima might do it.:)

In terms of oil, the world is floating on oil. The North American Continent is sitting on trillions of barrels of oil. Read "Energy Non-Crisis" by Linsey Williams and check the internet.

What do you think?

cnnek

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Inannawhimsey,

Tinkering and innovating is the way to solve alternative energy problems. And, we voluntarily accept a certain amount of austerity. This summer, all people and companies are reducing their energy consumption by atleast 15%. So, instead of using an air conditioner, I keep the window open. Walking and using public transportation for long distances or when time is a factor is normal in Japan. When time isn't a factor, I walk unless the destination is over six kilometers. Walking 10,000 steps or more a day is normal in Japan and I do it every day. GM in Japan. Things that are Genetic Modification is not allowed in Japan. But, Fukushima might do it.:)

In terms of oil, the world is floating on oil. The North American Continent is sitting on trillions of barrels of oil. Read "Energy Non-Crisis" by Linsey Williams and check the internet.

Yeah, every country is like that; there are certain innovations that they aren't allowed to do or it is against their cultural norms (like the USA once banning stem cells from feti).

It's good that y'all walk extensively -- I found that in Holland as well (and using bicycles). I have inherited the walking bug from my father and love walking what others here call long distances.

Something else I like aboot asians here is that they wear masks when they're ill -- I wish that would be adopted by my compatriots here -- for the greater good :3

Here's some of the cool things that humanity is doing

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I'm glad that it looks like some of your compatriots are hacking the world they live in :3

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Inannawhimsey,

Many people wear masks during hay fever season, also. Japan is interesting. It is impolite to blow your nose when people are around. But, it's normal to pick-up the plate that you are eating from, drink your miso soup, and slurp noodles.

What do you think?

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Inannawhimsey,

Many people wear masks during hay fever season, also. Japan is interesting. It is impolite to blow your nose when people are around. But, it's normal to pick-up the plate that you are eating from, drink your miso soup, and slurp noodles.

Some bizarre ones from here is while eating at the table it is bad form to put one's elbows on the top of the table. Talking with one's mouth full is also bad form, but being silent at the table is also awkward -- talking is normal.

There's a really recent change to behaviours in that coughing into one's elbow is encouraged as opposed to coughing in the hand

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Inannawhimsey,

Many people wear masks during hay fever season, also. Japan is interesting. It is impolite to blow your nose when people are around. But, it's normal to pick-up the plate that you are eating from, drink your miso soup, and slurp noodles.

How do your countryfolk feel aboot incorporating technology into themselves? Robotic limbs? Hard drives in brains? Wireless technology in bodies? Robotic sense organs?

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Red Pill,

This is a very interesting technology; because, with it, you can generate electricity from water vapor in the air, humidity!

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/...

What do you think?

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The claim looks a bit dubious, since that company has been making big claims since 2008. But I'll send the link to Greg :)

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Red Pill,

They seem to have a patent on this technology.

What do you think?

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You can patent a concept that may sound scientifically plausible, even if it's unfeasible.

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Yuppers, it's an old 'business' practice :3

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Red Pill,

They can patent the equipment and the process that they used to test and prove that they can create electricity out of water vapor. But, you have a good point about the company. So, let's wait and see.

What do you think?

cnnek

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