Monday, December 31, 2007

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hi everyone

the content below was clipped from Intercontinental Cry, and deals with the criminalization of individuals who act in defense of natural systems. this article is focused on Ecuador but it touches on an issue which has impacted many families in Southwest Virginia and beyond.


"The World Rainforest Movement’s Bulletin for December features an article by Guadalupe Rodriguez, a Campaigner for Tropical Forests and Human Rights, which discusses the ongoing criminalization of anyone opposed to the exploitative activities of transnational corporations in Ecuador.

The article also discusses “the First Summit of Communities Criminalized for Defending Nature”, which was held on November 16th at the Catholic University in Quito, Ecuador.

You can read the full article at World Rainforest Movement website. Here’s an excerpt:

As announced in the call to the Quito meeting, [the Summit] was to be a first step towards “making visible to national and international public opinion the escalade of political, legal and para-legal persecution of social leaders defending nature and life, in opposition to an economist development model, violating rights” and it achieved its purpose. In Ecuador, criminalization of peasants has occurred in the North, in the subtropical zone of Intag and at present in the South of the country, in the Amazon region."



Saturday, December 22, 2007

Friday, December 21, 2007

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hi everyone
hope you are having a wonderful day

it is a white almost-Christmas here on the mountain, very lovely

here is some more info on the awesome gift Shouseki Santa just brought to the North American continent, and the rest of the continents...a newly un-humbled Lakota Nation!

thanks Shouseki Santa!!!!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Fly ash more radioactive than nuclear waste - Scientific American

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hi everyone
hope you are having a great day

here is a Tsalagi vocabulary word for folks who are looking to become more proficient in this language

adan'ta - soul

some Tsalagi learning links can be accessed via if you would like to know how this word is properly written and pronounced

bye, thanks for reading, have a wonderful day. -Suzy

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Mountain Justice Summer Camp info

hi everyone,
hope you are having a lovely day. here is some info on Mountain Justice Summer Camp 2008, which will happen this coming May.
bye, thanks for reading. -Suzy


Fire at the White House

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Gigantic Roanoke Logperch news flash

Friday, December 14, 2007

How to not spend "XMAS" in The Bad Place this year

Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

-Isaiah 7:14 & 15


Are you spending your so-called “XMAS” season in a capitalistic Hades this year? Why not end your stay in Hell now, using the gift economy pages? These pages are designed to help folks like you celebrate the 2007-2008 Winter Giving Season in style, without compromising the security of your homestead by frittering away precious time and borrowed money on gifts that just degrade the environment anyway.

Browsing the 2007-2008 Winter Giving Season catalogue can help you break the yearly cycle of getting sucked into a garish and tiresome “gimme, gimme” waking nightmare populated with Suddenly Even More Insane Shoppers and red-suited cautionary tales that provide a freakish illustration of the Karmic burden associated with Haber cycle dependence. Here is just one example of the awesome FREE gifts you can find for your loved ones and colleagues in the gift economy pages.

“Bob” wants to show his well-beloved how much he loves and respects her. Although Bob and his dear one are having difficulty ensuring the security of their homestead due to predatory lending practices and land de-stabilization in their area, Bob has decided that it might be a good idea to use their home equity line of credit to buy his bride a beautiful pearl necklace.


Just when it looks like this earnest young couple is headed for Fiscal Responsibility Sheol in a hand basket, along comes some info that leads Bob to visit the gift economy catalogue. And guess what he finds there…Pearls! For free!

While he is learning about the free pearl offer, Bob also gains knowledge about the Cherokee Removal. Yikes!!! thinks Bob, suddenly hyper-aware of the grinding cultural poverty that the people of the United States inherited when genocide became routine on the North American continent. Bob is so mad he does not know what to do…and THEN he runs across some info on mountaintop removal coal mining for the first time.

“My dear one deserves a better future than this,” thinks Bob, fuming. “How dare The Man think of her as if she were destined for no greater purpose than to serve as a bit of asphalt upon the infrastructure that greed built. I am going to make this right. Nobody treats my bride like that.”

Suddenly invigorated by this new opportunity to prove to his dear one how much she means to him, Bob begins crafting his gift economy package with great care, and ZERO dollars, and feels great delight when he thinks of his bride opening the gift underneath the tree on the morning of Gift Economy Day.

Meanwhile, Bob’s bride, desperate to find a way to creatively finance the purchase of an expensive set of tools for Bob, happens to run across the Gift Economy catalogue herself. After browsing the catalogue for awhile, she abandons her plan to pawn her compound bow to purchase the tools, and instead begins crafting a special gift for Bob: the toolkit to end all toolkits, a mountain-loving handyman’s dream, at a cost of ZERO yes ZERO dollars.

Will Bob like his gift? Will his bride like hers? The likely answer is yes, but the most important thing to keep in mind is that The Land LOVES both of their gifts, especially in comparison to the ones that this couple had originally envisioned. The Land loses out big-time when a family forecloses, and when a lady, stripped of her food security supplies, suffers life quality losses in any way, shape or form. When Bob and his dear one celebrate Gift Economy Day The Land will be right there with them, smiling down on the clever choices that have made this Winter Giving Season. How much more wealthy can you get?


Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Lending Industry = Satan

hi everyone

hope you are having a nice day today, and The Lending Industry is not trifling with your quality of life as if you were some sort of puppet made of newspaper and paste.

if this is happening to you tell the Lending Industry they need to GET REAL! because YOU are real: a real, live human being person with thoughts and feelings and real estate and food security needs, just like the human beings referred to in Isaiah 3:15.

some of you may be going through some very hard times right now as a result of predatory lending practices. and I hope you will trust me when I say that The Lending Industry is going to abuse you for as long as you let them. so don't just sit there, play possum! angry freak-possum first; then, if need be, a jolly far-from-dead hobo possum with pockets turned out.

playing Zombie Possum from Hell may be the way to go if these two possum personas do not provide adequate proof to Lending Industry representatives that usury and Hell go together like peanut butter and jelly.

the Dead Possum thing, ever the classic with folks who are being abused by the Lending Industry, is not that advisable in my opinion since it provides too much temptation for good people to hole up and be depressed and think about killing themselves for real.

you were not created to serve as asphalt on the infrastructure that greed built. nor was any other living thing. remember that any time you might be feeling desperate and alone.

and remember that the Shouseki inheritance has been designed to find and support YOU, at the expense of kleptocracy initiatives, in direct proportion to your ability and willingness to make sport of The Man. so if you have some skill in this area, do not be shy about sharing it. who knows? you might wind up with your very own star in the Shouseki Library.

bye, namaste, thanks for reading.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

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hi everyone, hope you are well.
holy mackerel what a day yesterday.
a noted astrology pro in the area said that yesterday was quite the "git'r done" opportunity due to harmonious arrangements of stars.
I sure hope this is true, for the sake of the Shouseki People, because numerous initiatives were launched yesterday in hopes of offering them a safer journey, somehow, to the future.
the Shouseki boat has been rocking too long, in a bad way, and the decks are getting slick from vomited ikigai.
time for a banjo harmonic convergence I reckon. or something like that.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Jerboa picture

hi everyone
check out this little cutie, recently documented for the first time on film
bye, have a great day. -Suzy


Monday, December 10, 2007

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hi everyone
hope you are having a nice day and hanging in there if violence or illness has intruded upon your life

things here are fine, the Winter Giving Season is treating us very well, so far we have not run out of food or coffee and some kindly bank embargo financiers have seen to it that our research team will not be re-enacting the Little Matchstick Girl thing this winter, at least for another month.

here are a few more choice words to the lending industry, and to anyone that does not see why it makes no sense to harvest money from the account of someone with almost nothing to spare.

Isaiah three fifteen.


Sunday, December 09, 2007

A few choice words for the lending industry

Isaiah three fifteen

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Black Twig Pickers at the Cellar tonight

hi everyone, The Black Twig Pickers will be playing tonight (12-08-07) at the Cellar in Blacksburg starting at 9

have a great day. -Suzy

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hi everyone
hope you are doing well

here is an atmospheric rights link you may find helpful

bye, have a lovely day, hope you don't spend it in a nitrogen mine.


Friday, December 07, 2007

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hi everyone
hope you are doing well

there have been some very interesting articles appearing at in particular may be of interest to folks who study carbon cycle politics.

bye, have a beautiful day. -Suzy

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Thrills & chills from the Lending Industry ampitheater

hi everyone
hope you are having a nice day

I am having a great one, no thanks to the bank

a few days ago they snatched $238 out of my account to put toward a credit card I can't make any payments on now; two checks, including the rent check, have bounced as a result

many many many many thanks and much love to the bank embargo financiers who have helped me stay afloat over here

ja ne, thanks for reading. -Suzy


Saturday, December 01, 2007

Fight of flight? the big choice in escaping cultural desertification

hi everyone
hope you are doing well and having a lovely Saturday

things here are fine, the Trail of No Tears is fully operational, except for the ikigai generator and the karaoke gizmo, but I am working on this.

a five-day supply Trail of No Tears jokes is being added soon to the Trail as a special remedy for those who could use a good pee-in-your-pants laugh at the expense of The Man. I know that these are hard times for many, and if you are needing these Trail options pretty badly I hope you can hang in there until can get these elements fixed.

in the meantime I thought I would write a little bit today about cultural desertification, in the hopes that it might help someone out there make a wise choice in escaping it, so they don't have to depend on computers, or anything else, to keep them from crying, and that the failure to cry will just come naturally.

without going into too much detail, the part of beautiful Katuah where I dwell is close to a place where the cultural desertification gremlins are much too close and ubiquitious for comfort. Barring a last-minute intervention from the Nunnehi, fighting the gremlins in certain areas of this place would probably take too much energy, ikigai, and sanity for me to properly enjoy the fruits of my labor.

plus, my Roma and hobo ancestry, along with my stuff-less-ness, have provided me with a wealth of skills with which to evade these gremlins. so, flight seemed the obvious answer to me when I realized the scope of the cultural desertification happening in this part of North America... but then I started thinking, what I have the choice to flee and fight?

and then I started thinking, what about those Nunnehi odds? then I started wondering if a two-pronged approach to this cultural desertification thing could not be managed.

anyway just a few thoughts for this wintry Saturday. hope they are of some use to you. and I hope you will have a beautiful, non-culturally-desertified weekend.

namaste, Suzy