Today, it is Saturday, December 4, 2021, 12:41 pm. in Southern California.
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A precious and wonderful video… A deer stands guard over a mother goose nestling with her new eggs. Sadly, the mother goose lost her mate. The deer has taken a loving and protective stance by the goose, day after day. It’s unusual for such creatures to become so close… but animals have a very loving and compassionate Nature as this video so beautifully and tenderly shows. The deer stood between the goose and the groundskeeper when he approached. A very brave deer.
Admittedly, i am transfixed by Neverland. It hurts my heart to see it, yet captivates my imagination of what once was, could have been. I wish, no yearn that all could be fine, and Michael and all the children laughing, playing, innocent, safe, alive. And well.
Mail Online has an unbelievable high resolution collection of Neverland Ranch Images HERE.
It’s absolutely beautiful, stunning, and revealing.
MSNBC has a beautiful slideshow of Michael Jackson’s 3 children. It’s true that privacy is an issue, but they are the progeny of one of the world’s most popular entertainers and will remain in the public eye for possibly the duration of their lives. They will be loved, revered, and always remembered as Michael’s children. Click on image below to go to the full Slideshow at MSNBC.
A Warm Family Glimpse
Good or bad, right or wrong, we will all see these images. Many will want to see these beautiful children of someone we truly cared about. We will wish them the best, and hope all the court battles will end soon and leave these little ones in peace.
It was a dilemma whether to post this slideshow. But, in all honesty, I personally wanted to see these pictures and found them very special and very precious.
Michael Jackson is an icon, and his children are the closest remembrance of him. They were the most important people in his life and will always be thought of as closest and most cherished by the King of Pop, one of the world’s greatest and most famous celebrities.
This is one of the last rehearsal videos with Michael Jackson, musicians and performers at Staples Center. His official photographer, Mr. Masur said that Michael looked absolutely fine, that he seemed healthy, full of energy for the entire day, only stopping for occasional sound and dance tweaking and other duties. He seemed totally on cue, like the Michael Jackson he has always known.
Was very interested in this song. Michael Jackson has special magic as a performer, dancer, singer, songwriter and collaborator.
Probably one of the few concerts would have ever gone to. Reminds me of losing Heath Ledger… what did we miss? What have we lost? So much.
CNN has an interesting article by a British fellow CNN Link HERE (http:// www.cnn.com /2009/TECH/06/26 /michael.jackson.internet/)
The article goes into detail about how the Internet practically crashed as the news of Michael Jackson’s passing traversed the globe via Social Networkers. Which is to be expected upon such an event, no doubt… The writer also mentioned how things come in threes but perhaps not (always wondered about that), and how false Internet rumors can spread like wildfire.
An aside: TMZ first broke the story of Michael Jackson’s passing (sad sad sad, love him) and the major news organizations and websites missed the cues waiting for “official” word. TMZ may become “Official Word.” TMZ is a major example of all that’s done right to collect and control the spread of information. Do they even use social networking? In their case, they just have a super-being team of go getters first to get the lead and story. Totally CONTENT DRIVEN. Right? Anyway…
This article was expressing how the new News dynamic runs high octane on the Web. How one monumental story can bring everything crashing down to a mere crawl. And, in my eyes, how the Internet and Social Networking are basically becoming the new communique “mail, television and telephone” of choice.
The world turns, the world changes… we adapt. Yes, so it is, but we all sort of knew that, right? I mean, if you’re not online, you’re missing out on… what? Business?
Oh yes, lots of business it’s true. And, we ALL want to share pictures and talk to our friends, keeping in touch. The Internet just makes it very easy and convenient, push button, and instantaneous.
What’s not to love?
Now, as the marketers turn to social networking as the Hawking Modality of Choice, what will happen with their efforts?
Every time they try to monetize, capitalize and profit from the huge numbers of networkers they hit a few little roadblocks.
Undoubtedly marketers are VERY very smart. They will overcome. I think.
Meanwhile, am seeking solace and aloneness and non-tech. Like growing a plant or something!
Just saw at the theater. One of the best docu-drama-stories-movie ever. The reason is because it was able to take a boring subject and still captivate our ENTIRE interest. It REALLY got under my skin, plus my brother’s skin (almost impossible) and was able to STOP US in our tracks.
We have changed our eating habits, our way of life.
We stopped at the grocery store after we saw the movie. It was amazing – huge rows upon rows of brightly colored packages of pretty much, NOTHING. We looked at the ingredients – corn this, corn that. Corn syrup, solids, liquid, seasoning, powder, starch, di this di that, mono this mono that. EVERYTHING was FAKE.
The fish counter was especially sad. Small print everywhere: farm raised from some exotic locale like Thailand, China or Chile… And the selection was paltry. Mostly tilapia or shrimp in "butter," bbq sauce, peppers or breaded…
Wikipedia just read: "Tilapiines are also among the easiest and most profitable fish to farm…"
Well that figures. Fish is probably high in mercury anyway.
As for the fruits and vegetables, they were probably just ok… but we wanted organic rather than the big beautiful tasteless flavorless stuff.
Food Food EVERYWHERE but not a bite to eat. Not a bite of down home REAL food, that is. Best bet: Starbucks coffee and a pastry. Wow – are they filled with corn syrup solids?
This movie featured a family eating the dollar menu at McDonalds. Cheap food, filling, but the Dad takes SO much medication. Nice family… really sad.
There’s was a farmer in Nebraska or somewhere in this movie who amazed me. He looked really healthy, and he raised his own animals and prepared them for purchase that people drove 100s of miles to come buy. The animals were so well treated, fed pure wholesome food, and he probably has his own garden.
He was like, a hero.
Then there was a sweet older man who cleaned seed. How natural, normal and wonderful with his amazing old and WELL BUILT cleaning machine. THOSE must have been the days – when stuff WORKED FOREVER if you took care of it.
What happened to us? To this country? USA?
As for Monsanto – beating up this guy to a pulp using the legal system – beating up ALL the good, traditional farmers who didn’t want to buy Monsanto’s genetically modified seed year after year.
WELL I’LL BET Monsanto lawyers and executives DON’T feed their families crud-burgers and fries.
They probably buy the best at restaurants that serve organics because Organic tastes best.
And their wives probably feed the kids really healthy good stuff…
I could be wrong about this… maybe Monsanto Cargill folks eat what they create. Chem-burgers from terribly sad steers and cloned veggies and fruits sprayed to hog heaven with pesticides and additives.
I told my friends – all the good people – "go see this movie and change your ways." All the bad people – "go to the fast food restaurant and have a burger or two, double the cheese, double the fries and lots of soda. mmmmm."
I jest… or do i?
In summary – this movie is perhaps, pivotal. In a huge huge way. It’s shocking how they were able to reveal the truths some want to hide at almost murderous cost.
It can be heartbreaking when you see good good salt of the earth people just beaten all to smithereens by glossy corporate suits.
Let’s all bow down to the almighty bottom line… the almighty dollar.
The irony is this: You destroy your competition and become super powerful and rich. Then what? You buy a luxury home and yacht and go shop at the grocery store for twinkies and dingdongs?
You eat mercury fish? tasteless beef that needs gallons of BBQ sauce and burnt fat just to taste good?
I don’t think so. Things are all topsy turvy.
Dear Monsanto, stop trying to own the world and destroy every vestige of honest independence and goodness. Stop trying to dominate, control, and probably RUIN my world.
When people raise animals with kindness and care, feeding them wholesome REAL food they need, killing them quickly and painlessly, and able to use natural waste to fertilize and grow delicious fruits, vegetables and grains, life can be incredibly wonderful.
Your company is trying to own everything and everybody. Yes, every BODY.
In the end, if you get your way, soylent green and tortured animals will be all we have.
After all, we’ve already lost 90% of good ocean fish.
This movie inspired me… to write WAY too much… Anyway, good people, GO SEE. And bad people, GO SEE.
And then, go see the movie "HOME."
It’s also incredible, and impossibly beautiful as well.
Nyac, the adorable sweet sea otter who would hold “hands” with her mate, Milo, as they floated together in their pool, has died of leukemia most likely due to her contact with the Exxon Valdez oil spill when she was very young. Here’s a video of Nyac and Milo holding hands…
In this news story below, you will see Nyac’s very precious baby, Kipnuk
Nyac’s Little Itchy Face : )
From the Vancouver Aquarium Youtube Link
“Nyac one of the two famous otter-holding-hands YouTube stars and long-time resident of the Vancouver Aquarium died on September 23, 2008.
She was one of the last surviving sea otters from the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.
Nyac came to the Vancouver Aquarium in 1989 as one of the few young survivors of the oil spill. She not only survived the traumatic event, but she overcame incredible odds and became the only known survivor to have successfully had a pup.
On November 9, 1993, Nyac gave birth to a healthy female pup, Kipnuk. This event was considered miraculous due to the internal damage she had sustained.
During her 20 years of life, she won the hearts of members, visitors, volunteers and staff at the Vancouver Aquarium.
She inspired many people as they learned about sea otters and the issues that face them in our waters today.
She was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia a few days before her death. This cancer has not been previously reported in sea otters, but it is associated with contact with petroleum in other species.
So even in death, Nyac will continue to provide vital information on the long-term effects of oil exposure.”