Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Checkout A Way to Keep Your Negatives in Check

Your Sub-Conscious mind does NOT know the difference
You need to do to OWN Your Life is to Program Your
Mind with The 7 Positive Emotions all the time.

#1. Desire.
#2. Faith.
#3. Love.
#4. Sex.
#5. Enthusiasm.
#6. Romance.
#7. Hope.

When Your Sub-Conscious mind goes to the 7 Negative
Emotions Click on the Bob Newhart Video below.


Living Longer and Feeling Better

Living longer and feeling better is the sum of a few small easy choices you can incorporate into everyday life," says Buettner, who travelled the world investigating places like Okinawa, Japan and Nicoya, Costa Rica, where residents lived longer than average lifespans. What Buettner discovered was a few steadfast rules. "Want to live longer? Spend time with family, watch what you eat, do the physical activities which bring you the most joy and connect to your faith," Buettner says.

According to scientists, 25% of our lifespan is determined by genes. Which means the other 75%, fortunately or not as we embark on the long weekend, is determined by lifestyle choices. What are some other tips Buettner gleamed from interviewing dozens of people who've lived well into their 90s, and even into their 100s? We consulted his book and then asked him - and a few of his 100-year-old friends - to help us come up with The Queen Victoria Tributary: 101 Ways to Live to be 100 years old.

101. Practice moderation. This isn't rocket science. Even Brussels sprouts become deadly when you're mainlining them a dozen at a time.

100. You see, you can have chocolate, foie gras and even the odd Du Maurier as long as you practice portion control.

99. "Port wine, olive oil and a sense of humour," 122-year-old Jeanne Calment's three rules for living a long, happy life.

98. Experience nature. A hike through the woods is better for you than two hours at the gym.

97. Still, even the worst gym work-out is better than an afternoon in front of your computer. Everyday, try and do something active.

96. Eat a light meal for supper.

95. And, dear God, forgo fast food. (Even a Wendy's salad can't compare with something grown in your own backyard).

94. "Start a garden!" implores Dan Buettner, who says that was the first thing he told his bacon-addicted 73-year-old dad.

93. A garden not only provides fresh, organic vegetables, but it also gives us a purpose. Through weeding, watering and watching something develop, we have something healthy to look forward to.

92. Having a purpose in life is a proven link to living longer. What's the most likely demographic to live past 100? Women who've had children after 40.

91. Not that we're particularly suggesting all women over 40 should go out and have kids.

90. That said, sexual intercourse is a terrific exercise.

89. A lean, plant-based diet accented with meat is much healthier than the typical North American diet. Eat your veggies.

88. Okinawa, Japan has the greatest concentration of healthy centenarians. What is 104-year-old Ushi Okushima's tips for a long, happy life? "Stop worrying about getting something in your future and worrying about what you missed in your past," she says in The Blue Zones. "Living in the present, more than anything, keeps you young."

87. Okushima also says to celebrate your elders. Remember, Father's Day is coming up!

86. Choose fish over red meat. Most of the healthiest diets eschew meat altogether, but we'll just recommend upping your fish protein intake and lowering your beef and pork.

85. Especially salmon.

84. We know it isn't easy. Buettner says bacon is the one thing his father won't quit.

83. Associate with like-minded people. If you hang out all day at buffets with alcoholic chain-smoking food addicts, odds are you won't be walking thirty minutes a day.

82. Get your flavonoids. Found in red wine, brightly coloured fruits and vegetables and dark chocolate, this secondary plant metabolite reduces rates of cancer and heart disease.

81. Eat soy. It's found in edamame and tofu, and it's painless.

80. "I grew up on a farm in Alberta and never much cared to drink the secretions of cow," says Dr. Ellsworth Wareham. We always thought a glass of milk was healthy, but Dr. Wareham is 94 years old and, when we spoke to him, he'd just completed eight hours of cardiac surgery. As the surgeon.

79. Take in a healthy dose of vitamin D from the sun.

78. And what of Canadians, people in Saskatchewan and Manitoba who have just come through one of the coldest winters in years? Think SAD lamps. Available at orientationsnova.com, a Canadian company doing innovative work with seasonal affective disorder and light therapy for the past eight years.

77. Don't be so paranoid about carbs. In Sardinia, Italy, one of Buettner's designated Blue Zones, the shepherds mostly ate bread.

76. They also have cheese. Which, as any Frenchwoman will tell you, can be the elixir of life.

75. "None of us know how to live a long life, it wouldn't be fair if we did," says Marge Jenner, 105, from her home in Loma Linda, Calif. "My granddaughter goes out of her way to make me happy. Sometimes I feel guilty for taking up her time. She should live a really long life."

74. Marge Jenner has been a vegetarian for the past 60 years and when you get her on the phone, it's hard to ask her too many questions because she spends most of the conversation asking about you. "All I can say is thanks God for all he's given me," Jenner says. "I just got over hip surgery and look forward to taking my walk."

73. "You want to know my big secret for living a long life?" she asks. "Not hurrying. You young folks hurry too much these days."

72. Family may be the other big secret for living a long life. 95% of the people in Sardinia who lived to be more than 100 had a daughter or granddaughter caring for them.

71. The fatty acids in goat milk helps prevent atherosclerosis and Alzheimer's disease.

70. Goat's milk also contains 13% more calcium, 25% more vitamin B, 47% more vitamin A and 134% more potassium than cow's milk. It's also good in soup.

69. Still, go easy on the salt. It contributes to high blood pressure and weakens arteries.

68. Go see a doctor. "As the Chinese say, you can't treat a disease until you put a name on it," says Buettner. "Get yourself checked out so you know where you stand."

67. Since Buettner has been so helpful to us, we'll also plug his website, bluezones.com. On the site, there's a checklist for measuring your estimated life span. If smoking knocks off six years of your life, walking everyday can add another two years. All sorts of handy algorithms are available on the site.

66. "Eat until you are 80% full." This just plum makes sense.

65. Make your house less mechanically inclined.

64. This means manually opening your garage door, shovelling your driveway and whisking the flour in your cakes. Even the six calories you'll burn opening a can of tuna helps.

63. Leave the car at home.

62. Cut down on stress. Remember that line from Alice in Wonderland? "The hurrier I go the behinder I get." Think about that. Because it's true.

61. Friendships, like wine, also relieve stress. It's healthy to vent.

60. Turmeric, found in spicy curries and mustard, has antioxidants that are an easy defense against inflammatory ailments.

59. Follow a sports team. It's nice to have something to cheer for.

58. Just as long as that "something" isn't the Maple Leafs. People die over broken hearts.

57. Eat nuts -- a simple way to add at least three years to your life expectancy.

56. And no, it doesn't matter what kind of nuts you eat. They help cut down the risk of heart disease.

55. Don't forget about vitamin S -- a smile. And not only because a happier person experiences less stress but, according to Buettner, a person's likability makes a huge difference in not only the help you'll receive in the health care system, but also from family and friends. Think of being nice to people as a cheap insurance policy.

54. How does a person become "nice"? "Remember names, ask questions of people rather than droning on about your life and don't complain," Buettner says. "If you're generous, you'll be well-liked. There are measurable returns that come from friendships with regards to good health."

53. Be positive. When you get down, remember: a super-centenarian is a person aged 110 and over. Their numbers have climbed since the 80s. Odds are, you're going to be here awhile. May as well enjoy.

52. Which basically means, "embrace your ikigai," as they say in Japan. "Ikigai" is your reason to get up every morning.

51. And everyone should drink water. Men who drink five or six glasses a day are 70% less likely to suffer fatal heart attacks.

50. Reduce the noise around you. And this doesn't just mean lowering the volume on your TV. Simplify everything.

49. Organic wheat grass has been known to work wonders.

48. And gluten-free foods, like the kind found on the Canadian Celiac Association website, celiac.ca, are much healthier than the stuff you find at the grocery store.

47. By all means, maintain social connections. Queen Victoria began her decline after the death of her husband. Who knows? The long weekend could have stretched out through Wednesday had he lasted a few more years.

46. Please stop smoking. Tobacco-related ailments remain the most preventable causes of death and disease in North America.

45. "My mantra is do what you enjoy," Buetnner says. "If you're not liking something, whether it's your workout or your gluten-free diet, 98% of people won't keep something up. Find the things that adhere to you."

44. Like gardening. Both Marge Jenner and Dan Buettner spoke so effusively about the power of having a green thumb, that we hereby abdicate every National Post reader maintains some kind of green space. It pays dividends.

43. Don't be afraid of mugwort. It may sound like something out of Harry Potter, but this wild weed used to flavour teas has proven medicinal effects.

42. Volunteer. Because it's not only how long we live, but what the life we live is actually like. Give something back. You will grow.

41. Dr. Ellsworth Wareham is truly inspirational. He recently relaid his backyard fence. "I think it's important for me to keep active," he says. "People say, 'I don't drive at night.' Well, I drive over 2,000 miles a month on Southern California freeways, much of it at night. It keeps me alert." Again, Dr. Wareham is a heart surgeon. The 94-year-old drives home after operating on the hearts of younger men.

40. Mental acuity is closely tied to physical health. Whether it's online Scrabble or Sudoku, keep the tools sharp.

39. One centenarian in Costa Rica suggests reciting a few stanzas of poetry every night. From memory, she can recite a six-minute Pablo Neruda poem.

38. Breakfast should be your day's largest meal, then lunch, and then dinner. Portion-size should decrease through the course of the day.

37. In Nicoya, Costa Rica, the average 60-year-old has twice the chance of reaching 90 than people in Canada, France or even Japan. Luis Rosero-Bixby has studied their population. "The people here have very liberal attitudes toward sex," Rosero-Bixby says in The Blue Zones. "They tend to have many sexual partners throughout life."

36. They also eat three times as many limes.

35. Sleep tightly. Sleep is what keeps the immune system functioning. Adults need between seven and nine hours a night.

34. "Moderate drinkers outlive teetotallers," says Buettner. "You guys have a long weekend in Canada? You should drink!"

33. "Moderately," Buettner adds.

32. Everyone knows oranges have high vitamin C content. But did you know they also prevent heart disease, cancer and strokes?

31. But you have to eat them, not drink ‘em.

30. If you're going to take vitamins, find something with calcium. The heart is a muscle, and calcium makes our muscles strong. It also helps with bone strength. Hip fractures are one of the leading causes of death amongst seniors.

29. Dedicate yourself to something for five weeks and the practice becomes a habit. Start living healthier now, and you're odds of living longer will have increased by Father's Day.

28. Introduce balancing exercises into your workouts. (One in every three adults over 65 experiences a fall each year). It's never to early to train. And it can be as easy as standing on one foot every day.

27. Yoga also helps improve balance.

26. Not to mention that joining a yoga studio, cycling club or gym will also increase your social network.

25. Take care of your teeth. They're one of the most important parts of your digestive system and can easily be maintained with regular brushing, flossing and trips to the dentist.

24. Also, eat sardines. They're loaded with omega 3 fatty acids and offer high levels of Coenzyme Q10, which is a powerful antioxidant known to promote a strong immune system.

23. Choose healthy hobbies. Even two hours of bowling can burn 490-calories -- and two hours of dancing burns more than that!

22. Your goal should be to get in the habit of at least 30 minutes of exercise at least five times a week. And exercise does include walking.

21. Losing 10% of body weight will lower blood pressure and cholesterol, thus reducing the risk of heart disease. Have we mentioned how important it is to practice portion control?

20. Also, put a scale in your bathroom. One study showed that women who weighed themselves daily lost an average of 12-pounds a year.

19. But don't for one minute think you have to give up red wine. Red wine contains artery-scrubbing polyphenols that fight against arteriosclerosis.

18. Just don't get behind the wheel after drinking. That greatly reduces the effectiveness of the previous 83 tips.

17. Eat four to six vegetable servings every day. And if you can get down tofu, even better.

16. Learn a new language or how to play an instrument. People are purpose-driven.

15. Adopting a pet will also give life meaning. Having something to care for makes us want to live.

14. Go slow. "People who've made it to 100 seem to exude a sense of sublime serenity," Buettner says. Take naps. Taste your food. Don't eat in front of the television.

13. Basically, stop and smell the roses. Preferably ones that you've grown.

12. Arriving fifteen minutes early to every appointment helps to minimize stress. (And no, I didn't just put that in there for my wife).

11. Carry your clubs on the golf course and fore-go escalators for stairs. Make slight lifestyle alterations as opposed to a series of massive changes all at once.

10. And furthermore, don't try all of these things today. Buettner suggests only taking on any three tips at a time. (Maybe four if you're experimenting over the long weekend).

9. Pick up The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest. It is a pretty damned inspiring book.

8. "I don't know what you young people believe, but I couldn't imagine life without God," says Marge Jenner, our 105-year-old Californian. Most research suggests having a belief-system is healthy. Whatever that belief-system may be.

7. Eat cooked corn. It's loaded with calcium (as is broccoli, kale and cheese).

6. Do something nice for somebody else. Who knows? Maybe they'll give you cooked corn.

5. "I had a sit-down with my dad about his bacon-eating habits and, believe me, they're hard to change," Buettner says. Expect these changes to be gradual. No one lived to be 101 overnight.

4. In two years, 98% of people on diets run back to their previous eating habits. Make real lifestyle changes. Don't let these tips become fads.

3. Hail the power of the sweet potato! High in fiber, vitamin A, potassium, vitamin C and folic acid, they're also easy to make.

2. Dark chocolate is another treat which, when not eaten in a massive Chris Farley-sized binge, doesn't have to be denied. (It has more antioxidants than milk).

1. "You've got to have piece of mind," Dr. Ellsworth says. "I was a navy officer on a destroyer in the Pacific during World War II and that taught me something: I don't have stress in my life. If you watch your diet and exercise, well, I don't see any reason why all sorts of people can't live just as long as me."

National Post

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


The law of auto-suggestion, through which any person may rise to altitudes of
achievement which stagger the imagination, is well described in the following verse:

‘If you think you are beaten, you are,
If you think you dare not, you don't
If you like to win, but you think you can't,
It is almost certain you won't.
‘If you think you'll lose, you're lost
For out of the world we find,
Success begins with a fellow's will—
It's all in the state of mind.
‘If you think you are outclassed, you are,
You've got to think high to rise,
You've got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
‘Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But soon or late the man who wins
Is the man WHO THINKS HE CAN!’

Observe the words which have been emphasized, and you
will catch the deep meaning which the poet had in

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


FAITH is the head chemist of the mind. When FAITH is blended with the vibration of thought, the subconscious mind instantly picks up the vibration,translates it into its spiritual equivalent, and transmits it to Infinite Intelligence, as in the case of prayer. The emotions of FAITH, LOVE, and SEX are the most powerful of all the major positive emotions. When the three are blended, they have the effect of ‘coloring’ the vibration of thought in such a way that it instantly reaches the subconscious mind, where it is changed into its spiritual equivalent, the only form that induces a response from Infinite Intelligence. Love and faith are psychic; related to the spiritual side of man. Sex is purely biological, and related only to the physical. The mixing, or blending, of these three emotions has the effect of opening a direct line of communication between the finite, thinking mind of man, and Infinite Intelligence.

The emotions of FAITH, LOVE, and SEX are the most powerful of all the major positive emotions. When the three are blended, they have the effect of ‘coloring’ the vibration of thought in such a way that it instantly reaches the subconscious mind, where it is changed into its spiritual equivalent, the only form that induces a response from Infinite Intelligence. Love and faith are psychic; related to the spiritual side of man. Sex is purely biological, and related
only to the physical. The mixing, or blending, of these three emotions has the effect of opening a direct line of communication between the finite, thinking mind of man, and Infinite Intelligence.

First. I know that I have the ability to achieve the object of my Definite Purpose in life, therefore, I DEMAND of myself persistent, continuous action toward its attainment, and I here and now promise to render such action.

Second. I realize the dominating thoughts of my mind
will eventually reproduce themselves in outward, physical action, and gradually transform themselves into physical reality, therefore, I will concentrate my thoughts for thirty minutes daily, upon the task of thinking of the person I intend to become, thereby creating in my mind a clear mental picture of that person.

Third. I know through the principle of autosuggestion, any desire that I persistently hold in my mind will eventually seek expression through some practical means of attaining the object back of it, therefore, I will devote ten minutes daily to demanding of myself the development of SELFCONFIDENCE.

Fourth. I have clearly written down a description of my DEFINITE CHIEF AIM in life, and I will never stop trying, until I shall have developed sufficient selfconfidence for its attainment.

Fifth. I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice, therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects. I will succeed by attracting to myself the forces I wish to use, and the cooperation of other people. I will induce others to serve me, because of my willingness to serve others.

I will eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness, and cynicism, by developing love for all humanity, because I know that a negative attitude toward others can never bring me success. I will cause others to believe in me, because I will believe in them, and in myself. I will sign my name to this formula, commit it to memory, and repeat it aloud once a day, with full FAITH that it will gradually influence my THOUGHTS and ACTIONS so that I will become a self-reliant, and successful person. Have Faith in yourself; Faith in the Infinite.

Before we begin, you should be reminded again that:
FAITH is the ‘eternal elixir’ which gives life, power, and action to the impulse of thought! The foregoing sentence is worth reading a second time, and a third, and a fourth. It is worth reading aloud!
FAITH is the starting point of all accumulation of riches!
FAITH is the basis of all ‘miracles,’ and all mysteries which cannot be analyzed by the rules of science!
FAITH is the only known antidote for FAILURE!
FAITH is the element, the ‘chemical’ which, when mixed with prayer, gives one direct communication with Infinite Intelligence.
FAITH is the element which transforms the ordinary vibration of thought, created by the finite mind of man, into the spiritual equivalent.
FAITH is the only agency through which the cosmic force of Infinite Intelligence can be harnessed and used by man.
now, a very significant statement of truth:

Excerpts frorm "Think and Grow Rich" by Napolean Hill

Friday, May 15, 2009

"Schul" - temple a place of Worship (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polnische_Schul)

Having climbed the steps to the entrance , I came into the Temple itself. Beyond the first gate was large court where all could exchange money and goods. How one had to admire the beards of these men of Mammon! They had been curled by a warm iron and were immaculate in their pride. So these money lenders looked like peacocks. And the priest also looked like peacocks as they moved among them. All was vanity. At home their tables would be bountiful, while the poor sat in the stinking alleys of the city. I wrapped silence about me like holy cloth that others would not dare to touch. I sat alone on a stone bench and looked at how these people cast money into the alms box. Many who were rich cast much. But then came a poor woman and her shawl was threadbare she threw in her small coin. My heart leaped. I called to those disciples who were near and said: " This poor woman has put in more than all the rich. They leave a tithe of the abundance. She gave her living. So she has turned money into a tribute to the Lord. The weathy give only to impress each other.

I thought of money and how it was an odious beast. It consumed everything offered to it. What slobbering was in such greed! Ithought of how the rich are choked with the weight of gold, and the gardens grow no fruit to satisfy them. There is oppression in the perfume of the air, and none of the rich man's blooms bring happiness. For his neighbor is wealtheir than himself and his gardens more beautiful. So the rich are always envious of the next man's gold.

Here in the outer court of the Temple, surrounded by these money lenders, I spoke to all and my voice was my own. I said: " No man can pay allegiance to two masters. For he will cling to the one he needs and in secret dispise the other. You cannot serve God and Mammon."

Then I heard the Devil speak to me for the first time since I been with him on the mountain. He said" Before it is over, the rich will posess you as well. They will put your image on every wall. The alms raised in your name will swell the treasury of mighty churches; men will worship you most when you belong to me as much as to Him. Which is just. For I am His equal." And he laughed. He knew what he would say next:" Greed is a beast, you say, but note this! Its defecations are weighed in gold. Isn't that the color of the sun which all things grow?" The Lord chose to reply in my other ear: " Everything he says makes sense until it does no longer. He gives this speech to all who catches his eye, and his eye is only for the best and most beautiful, whom I have fashioned with great hope. He scorns those who are modest but remain with Me. And this was more than my Father ever said again about Satan, but at this moment it gave little force to my faith. Did my Father speak well of the meek because thay were the only ones who remained loyal to Him and to me? How full of chaos was such a thought! I fell prey to a wrath greater than any I had known before.

In the eyes ofthe moneylenders, greed was as sharp as the point of a spear; the rage of Isaiah came into me. In his words I cried out: " These tables are a pool of vomit. In such filth, nothing is clean!" And I overturned each of he tables before me. I threw them over with the money that was on them, and I exuilted as the coins gave small criess one striking stones of the courtyard. Each possessor ran after his lost coins like he swine of Gadreene as they rushed into the sea. Then I knocked over the seats of those who sold doves and I opened the cages. On this commotion of wings the multitude who were with me came forward and cheeered at the defiance of usury. I said: " My house shall be called the house of prayer. Whereas you are men of Mammon and have made it a den of thieves.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Most Beautiful Creature

The vsitor soon arrived. And he was as handsome as a prince. He had a gold ornament on a gold chain about his neck, and in this ornament was the face of a ram, bestial yet more noble than any ram I had ever seen. And the hair of this prince was as long as my own and lustrous. He dressed in robes of velvet that were as purple as the late evening, and he wore a crown as golden as the sun. He had climbed the mountain, yet there was no dust on his robes nor sweat upon his skin. He should be no other than who I thought, and indeed he soon introduced himself. I said to myself, "The Devil is the most beautiful creature God ever made." (Norman Mailer, The Gospel According to the Son)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


This movie set in 1890 this amazing tale about a man and his mustang horse, Hildago, takes us on an incredible journey from America's Wild West all the way across the Sahara desert. Frank T Hopkins is half Indian and white. He is mail delivery person who delivers dispatches to army post. The United States government was nervous after containing the Indians on this reservation. The Indians were doing the Ghost Dance, a dance that calls the spirits of past Indians and ask for help in a current situation. When Frank gets to Wound Knee Reservation he sees the Indians are doing the dance and mentions it to the captain. He is riding off and hears approximately a quarter mile back gunshots. He turns and realizes that the dispatch he delivered contained the orders to slaughter the Indians on the reservations. When he gets there he can only look in disbelief at his people are being gunned down and then he realizes that he brought the orders that resulted in the massacre Wounded Knee Creek of the reservation of Indians. He then becomes an alcoholic drowning in the bottle trying to run away from the memory of the slaughter. He also becomes the star of Buffalo Bill Cody's (J K Simmons) Wild West Show where Frank's horse is touted as the greatest endurance racer in the world. He hears of the race across the Sahara from Buffalo Bill. An old Indian Chief tells him that he must go on this race of endurance across the Sahara Desert. Not to win the money a $100,000 purse but to find himself, to become the Indian of his mother or the White Man of his father or die as a no account person in Wild Bill’s Wild West Show.

Frank has blue eyes and blonde hair. The race is truly a race of endurance and self seeking. He is about to enter a race of thoroughbreds horses, with a Spanish Mustang ”Hildago” which is a mut of a horse with different breeds intermingled. The mustang is bred to be tough and fast though. His main rivals are two, the Sheik’s horse Al Atttal, a horse among horses. Also a white woman's horse who if wins will have the rights of breeding with Al Attal. She is unscrupulous and has hired the Sheik's nephew, a no account thief to sabotage the race. The nephew visits the Sheik to ask to ride the horse and is refused by the Sheik which leads to the kidnapping of the Sheik's daughter. Now prior to the kidnapping Frank is the underdog of the race because he is riding a mustang and not a thorough bred. The desert race goes through four countries for a total of 1500 miles through Syria, Iraq, Iran and ending in Egypt at the ocean. The daughter of the Sheik has been promised to the winner of the race. Hopefully, the prince who is riding Al Attal if he wins. She is caught in the tent of Frank, and even though Frank’s intentions were honorable, he did not touch the Sheiks daughter. She was giving him dates, camel butter to mix with the water for the kidneys of the Frank and the mustang during the race through the dessert. She tells him of the wind / sand storms, that the locust are a gift from Allah as food and not a curse, and how much her father is addicted the stories of cowboy west of America. But she is found in the tent of an infidel, she has dishonored her father and herself. Frank is set to be castrated until he remembers to mention stories of the west her father is so fond of and saves himself “ Wild Bill” , “The Okay Corral”. These stories buy him time and save his life.

He is sent to get the daughter from the kidnapping nephew in exchange for his testes. The story ends with him about to kill his horse when the horses kidneys start going out and horses nose starts to bleed. Then he sees what he thinks is a spirit and remembers the ghost dance then chants and gets help from the spirits. He takes the saddle off the horse and rides it bare back across the finish line to the ocean. Frank accepts that he is an Indian and lives a peacefully thereafter. The United States in away to further disable the Indian was to kill all the mustangs if the so they could not be bought back by the Indians. But the price is so high they are too much for a poor Indian to buy. After Frank comes back for Egypt he with the purse buys all the mustangs. He delivers another dispatch to the captain on duty. Who replies “You got another dispatch for me.” This dispatch read something like this “ Frank has purchased all the mustang s you are to let him do as he pleases with them.” Frank release all of the mustangs out of the gate back onto the plains along with his horse “Hildago” .

Because of the truth racism in these films I am not surprised that these movies did not do well at the box office, and also equally surprised that “Hildago” and “Quigley Down Under” were even allowed to be made.

Quigley Down Under

Quigley Down Under, with Tom Sellick is a movie which takes place in Australia. It is the story of the European people who come to Australia as they did in America. Instead of the characters being Europeans and Indians, it is Europeans and the Aborigine people of the outback. Quigley is the best long distance shot in America. He can shoot the bucket off a man’s head form 1200 yard. Quigley is from Wyoming and is commissioned to come to Australia for his shooting skills. He goes to Australia 3 months by sea for 50 gold coins (perhaps $20 gold pieces which were are oz of gold each). When he gets there he runs into a gal I’ll call Crazy Kate who upon Quigley’s arrival is saved by him from some men who want to take her somewhere against her will. Quigley fights for Kate only to find out after the fight that the men he was fighting had come to town to pick him up and get some supplies for the ranch. He is then taken along with Kate and some American girls of pleasure three more days by wagon teamed with oxen to a ranch. Here he meets the ranch owner who commissioned him to come. He is then told that the Aborigine won't be killed off peaceably and they stay out of the reach of rifle fire and he needs Quigley's skills to kill them off like was done to the Indians in America. At this point Quigley kicks his ass out of his own house with a good old fashioned beat down. But the land owner like all other cattle men of the west have paid ranch hands who come to his rescue. After they have rescued the land owner and whipped Quigley to an inch of his life they tie Quigley and trouble maker Kate up and take them 2 days into the desert and drop them off.

This is when the story begins. Quigley and Kate are found by Aborigine and nursed back to health. Quigley and Kate stay with the Aborigine for a few days to a couple of weeks and become friends of the Aborigine. Quigley want revenge for his treatment. He witnesses the Aborigine people who nursed him and Kate to health run off a cliff. This scene is so very violent about 30 or so men, women and children were ran off a cliff to their deaths. (It is the slaughter of this people by white men that is repulsive to me as an African American black man with Black Foot Indian as a part of my heritage.) All were killed except a baby boy who was saved from the impact by his mother on who protected him from the fall with her dead body. Kate ran down to stop the masequer but was too late. She found the boy and took him. Now what made Kate crazy was that a year or so earlier she suffocated her infant son to quiet him during an attack. Her husband put her on a boat and sent her to Australia to die. With the logic saying that he could not be married to a woman who would kill her baby to save herself. So now with this boy she has a chance to perhaps redeem herself in her own mind by having courage. She always has dreamed of her husband coming to get her and fantasizes that Quigley is him "Ron". Kate and Quigley are now on a mission to get revenge on the rancher for the people. Quigley along the way has killed several whites to protect the Aborigine from death in an uneven fight. As he would always say "All me were not created equal but Smith and Wesson changed that." So when the Aborigine was fighting with just spears against rifles Quigley evened the odds. In the end Quigley killed the rancher and his men, Kate defended the baby against dingoes successfully which then gave her a peace of mind. Quigley was surrounded by British troops on the ranch after his dessimation of the rancher and his men, who was lead by a captain that had no love for Americans. The same captain who he had a brief conversation with. The conversation went something like this
Captain: “England had kicked all he unsavory Brits out and they started America. Quigley : “ America kicked all it unsavory out and they were called Brits.
So now Quicgley is surrounded by this captain and his men . The captain assures Quigley that he will come to trial according to the warrant peaceably or hung there. Then in the background he Captain sees a nation of Aborigine surrounding the ranch on the horizon with spears. The British Captain and his men are forced to let Quigley go. Kate and Quigley go back to America to start a life together. From this I get that men can live in peace with love if we chose to.

Three Movies of Relationships in American History

Quigley Down Under is a movie starring Tom Sellick, you know Magnum PI. It is a coincidence if you believe in coincidences that I am sitting watching three videos that are related in tales of morality and history. "Hidalgo", "The Bucket List", and "Quigley Down Under". All three movies were very good and entertaining. They also brought some realities more into view, all known but revisited. I hope this doesn't sound more of a movie a critique than that of a realization of this life on this planet called earth. This is perhaps more of a sad commentary on us as a people. The "Bucket List was the first of the movies I watched. It is a movie which stars Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson. The movies has two main characters, a well very read "Black" auto mechanic who watches “Jeopardy” every day. Freeman works at a cab company. and a "Jack" is a self made billionaire who buys, rehabs and sells hospitals for a profit. Both men are sick with cancer with less than year to live and funny enough but share a room in the hospital owned by Nicholson. Jack is a man who brings hospitals back into profitability and one of the thing he implements is two patients to a room "no exceptions". Great concept for bringing profitability, except when the owner of the hospital needs to be hospitalized and shares the room with a lower middle class black auto mechanic. But he cannot change this rule now. He has lived by this rule and pounded it and defended at public gatherings, and court rooms. Nicholson drinks coffee. The coffee he drinks happens to be the most expensive coffee in the world " Kopi Luwak " which runs on the average about $300 per pound. It is a great movie of two men who become friends during the realest time in a humans life the period of time when you realize your mortality. The time when you learn of your impending death, and the approximate time you have left on earth is under 1 year. This brings them to some comradery , which brings them to a friendship which takes them around the world. The “Bucket List” is a list of things they would want to do before they die. Like “kiss the most beautiful girl in the world, laugh till you cry, and see something majestic”. Freeman laugh till he cries when he tell Nicholson that Kopi Luwak that came out the ass of a Civet. Kopi Luwak, comes from coffee berries which have passed through the digestive tract of the Asian Palm Civet. The animal’s digestive system works as sort of a defacto depulping mechanism, yielding partially-digested beans coated with various internal essences and enzymes. The beans are harvested, cleaned, lightly roasted and sold. Nicholson gets a chance to “kiss the most beautiful girl in the world” when he is united with his estranged daughter who has a daughter and he kisses his granddaughter for the first time. Nicholson and Freeman die and are cremated and are in crypts on the top of the Himalayan Mountains the most majestic place in the world. To me the moral of the story, when all the trapping of this life and things are stripped away from humans we can live together in love and friendship. It is a movie for a mature audience and a great movie for Americans.

The second movie was the movie "Quigley Down Under".

Friday, May 1, 2009

Dear Mr. President,

Dear Mr. President,

In the middle 1970's President Nixon, I believe initiated the CETA (Community Education Traing Act). During that time I was about 17 years old, if my memory serves me correctly. That program had training classes that paid approxitmately $130.00 per week. In todays money I guess that would be almost 400.00 per week. Even though President Nixon got alot of flack for some unscrupulous things he did that was definately one thing to me that made him one of the best Presidents this country has had. He, when it came to serving the common man was the peoples president in my opinion based upon my limited knowledge.

Would it be possible that instead of increasing the number of weeks a person is entitled to uenmployment that something like a paid training program be intiated in lue of increased unemployment. This would be mentally healthier, creating higher self essteem and confidence, and also teches a useful skill, or upgrades a skill. Teaching a entry level job like something in the technological field, like microcomputer training, clerical training, or even training in the hospitality industry which a career can be built upon. This would pay approximately $400.00 per week more or less depending on the cost of living for a particulatr community, this paid trainng would satisfy the transportation, food and shelter needs of a particular family. This will not train people for high paying careers right off. Some people might even think that this is below there pay grade according to past w-2's. Those people if willing to work a little harder, college maybe the thing for them or this can be used by those as a stop gap until they are ready to go to college. Some of the Govenors I think even who did not want to increase the length of unemloyment pay would agree to job training.

Thank You so much,