Friday, September 30, 2011

Are Facebook & Google CONTROLLING Our Information?


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What FACEBOOK and GOOGLE are Hiding from world?

Wow, you have to watch this. In a way Facebook & Google are no better than the television that I hated with all those commercials and totally negative news broadcast.

By personalizing our feeds and searches we are in a way being censored or are censoring ourselves?

Are we allowing Google, Facebook and Yahoo News to feed us what we think we want to see, but not getting the big picture?

Watch this very enlightening TED Talk about the dangers of filter bubbles and the new personalized algorithms.

Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles"

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Chief Cries when President approves Belo Monte


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Update: Just as I was posting this, I googled Belo Monte and came across this. Yay!!!

Activists hail order to halt huge Brazilian dam-http://goo.gl/Geqgs

BRASILIA — Environmentalists and activists for Brazil's indigenous peoples on Thursday cheered a federal court order halting construction at the controversial $11 billion Belo Monte hydroelectric dam.

Government officials said meanwhile they would appeal the decision on the dam, a project which is a centerpiece of efforts to boost energy production in the rapidly growing economy but has drawn criticism both at home and abroad for its impact.

Antonio Melo, spokesman for the Xingu Forever Alive movement, a coalition of dam opponents aimed at defending the river Xingu, hailed what he said was "a partial victory." Read More Here

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This was on my facebook, it's been shared over 12,000 times, let's not stop, please keep sharing. Bring awareness to this. This is huge! It will affect us all.


Chief Raoni crying when he learned that the President of Brazil approved the Belo Monte dam project on the Xingu indigenous lands. Belo Monte will be bigger than the Panama Canal, flooding nearly a million acres of rainforest & indigenous lands. 40,000 indigenous and local people will be forced off their native lands (as well as millions of unknown species & plants) In the name of "progress"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belo_Monte_Dam http://amazonwatch.org/work/belo-monte-dam

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Lottery Winner- Backpacks Europe


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This is just so friggin' cool! Wow!! Wow!! Wow!! Can you believe this? It's so cool. I'm actually glad he had that experience backpacking Europe as his life will definitely NEVER be the same. I hope he shares it. Nice to see he is taking his family on a trip, I'd definitely do that too!

Congratulations Craig! http://ca.news.yahoo.com/teacher-backpacks-europe-unaware-21-million-winning-lotto-034039312.html. I wish we'd won the lottery when we'd come home from Mexico.

Craig Henshaw holds Winning Check


Hey Craig, if you want to help me start an Edible Schoolyard in Mexico or in Canada, please contact me ;)
 
http://adventurezinmexico.blogspot.com/2011/01/edible-schoolyards-and-cob-housing.html 
The competition is over but I still think it's a fantastic idea. Look here if you want to see it.


Changemake Competition Entry Idea

https://www.changemakers.com/user/160444




Monday, September 26, 2011

Secret Powers of Time


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Wow, this is very interesting. Not sure I agree with everything but he makes some really interesting points about kids and how technology is affecting them, changing them and how different their lives are compared to how ours lives were as children. Check it out!

Professor Philip Zimbardo conveys how our individual perspectives of time affect our work, health and well-being. Time influences who we are as a person, how we view relationships and how we act in the world.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Einstein's Theory, KPAX & Neutrinos


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So just reading the news this morning, have you heard about this "neutrinos travel faster than light" and Einstein's Theory in question. Did you ever see KPAX? Excellent, Excellent Movie starring Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges. You have to edit one part if you have to watch it with your kids, so be sure to watch it first.

It's really a fabulous movie and I love it. There's a cool part in there where they discuss Einstein and it totally made me thing of it when I read this article this morning. So read this and then go rent KPAX.

From Yahoo News
Physicists reported Thursday that sub-atomic particles called neutrinos can travel faster than light, a finding that -- if verified -- would blast a hole in Einstein's theory of relativity. Read more here   http://ca.news.yahoo.com/particles-seen-travel-faster-light-scientists-185504341.html



Friday, September 23, 2011

COSTUME STYLE CONSULTATIONS AT BOO LA LA


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BOO LA LA

COSTUME STYLE CONSULTATIONS AT BOO LA LA!

Book an appointment today with Dani Barnes, Boo La La’s professional stylist and be one of this

Halloween’s best dressed…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Vancouver, BC (September 13, 2011) – Boo La La now offers ‘Costume Style Consultations’, a service perfect for Halloween. People love Halloween, people love looking for the most amazing costume, and now they can experience a true private consultation with a professional and recognized stylist. The FREE consultations can be booked any time now at Boo La La.

“September is the perfect time to start thinking about your Halloween costume. Costume enthusiasts can avoid the October rush and enjoy a professional and complimentary personal style consultation”, explains Dani Barnes, Boo La La’s Professional Stylist.

The consultations include head to toe styling, covering everything from hair and makeup to accessories and footwear.

ABOUT DANI BARNES

Dani Barnes is a freelance professional wardrobe stylist and costumer based in Vancouver. Barnes is well regarded for her creative attention to detail when styling dancers and performers, which is a huge asset to her position as part of the Boo La La team. “An awesome addition to the staff, as Boo La La is not just a costume shop… Boo La La is about fashion, style and high-end clothes and accessories!” says Laurie Sluchinski, owner at Boo La La.

Photography by Dan Poh

Barnes has worked on set with local artists such as Hot Hot Heat, Laurell Barker, Rosette Luve, Peter Breeze and Eric Solomon to name a few. She has always had a 'passion for fashion' and was quick to jump into the costuming industry with Boo La La as a perfect home base for her work. 'Outside the box' would be a great way to describe Barnes’ style. She is never content with creating replicas - every project gives her an opportunity to use her imagination to create a brand new look, perfectly suited for the individual client/overall mood of the project. Her background and professional training as a performer greatly assists her natural ability to perfect lasting looks, memorable characters, and unique one-of-a-kind pieces for her clients.

Photography by Jashua Grafstein

ABOUT BOO LA LA

Boo La La (previously ‘Carol’s Costume Corner’), located in North Vancouver, is one of Canada’s most reputable and successful costume stores. The store offers thousands of costumes for rent (many of which being gorgeous vintage threads), hundreds for sale and a large assortment of costume accessories and wigs. Plus, Boo La La now also offers online shopping!

Photography by Jashua Grafstein

Since 1985, Boo La La has been supplying Canada with the most sought after costumes and high quality vintage assortments. With exceptional personalized costume styling, Boo La La is renowned for their complete head-to-toe shopping experience.
Photography by Dan Poh
BOO LA LA
North Vancouver Store & Head Office:
152 East 2nd Street
North Vancouver, B.C.
V7L 1C3
Phone: 604-986-4880
Email: info@boolalacostumes.com


Monday – Saturday
11am to 7pm


For additional information please contact Marion Pérole at 604-734-4223 or visit www.boolalacostumes.com

Tweet them on Twitter at @boolalacostumes

Somewhere Over the Rainbow...


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It's been a rough week, I've been sick and dealing with some personal problems and it's been gray and I've heard from friends that many of you are going thru similar hard times. Just listening to news and the latest economics and stats things are gloomy, that is why today a miracle was very welcomed. A little miracle, a sign of hope.

When my little cherub woke up she said "Why is it so gloomy?" and I said "Well there's a bit of blue sky over there" and then she said "But now it's raining!" surprized, I said, "It is? Well maybe there will be a rainbow" as I kept working on computer, looking thru facebook for something to blog about.

And then I heard my little girl say "THERE'S A BIG GIGANTIC RAINBOW!"

So I ran and got my camera and here it is!


Rainbow- A Sign of Hope - Photo by Tina Winterlik 2011

Rainbow- A Sign of Hope - Photo by Tina Winterlik 2011


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Peace Day! Check out this Live Stream


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Watch live streaming video from peacedaytv at livestream.com
Watch live streaming video from peacedaytv at livestream.com

https://www.facebook.com/peaceday


Quoted from the Peace Day Facebook Page: 

Anyone, anywhere can celebrate Peace Day. Millions of people in all countries do. It can be as simple as lighting a candle at noon, or just sitting in silent meditation.

Or it can involve getting your friends, family, organization, community or government engaged in a large event. The impact of millions of people in all parts of the world, coming together for one day of peace, is immense.

Peace Day is also a Day of Ceasefire – personal or political. Take this opportunity to make peace in your own relationships as well as impact the larger conflicts of our time. Imagine what a whole Day of Peace would mean to humankind.

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Peace Builder @PeaceDay Together we can establish a culture of peace everyday of the year. Share your events and ideas for peace with us for September 21 #PeaceDay http://www.cultureofpeace.org

Monday, September 19, 2011

Videos of Cook Island Dancing- "The Real Thing!""


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Funny we found the coconut today, because I just put up my photos from Rarotonga and Aitutaki on my PhotoZ Blog and then came across this Raro Website http://www.rarolens.com/p/other-subjects.html

On my blog I was mentioning if you want to see the "true" Polynesian Dancing
 then the Cook Islands are where you got to go.
I didn't have a video camera back then so I really couldn't show people, but now here...here they have shared and you can all see how fantastic they are.

I would love to take my girl here for 6 months and learn how to dance and to drum like they do, it's so beautiful!

Check out these videos, you'll see what I mean.

http://www.rarolens.com - more video footage from this year's Te Maeva Nui (constitution celebrations) on Rarotonga, Cook Islands. This kapa rima (action song) from the dancers on the outer island of Mangaia earned the team a B grade. http://www.rarolens.com - The dancers from Pukapuka are always crowd favourites at the constitution culture competition (Te Maeva Nui) on Rarotonga, Cook Islands. They're innovative and cheeky and great fun to watch. This video shows excerpts from the kapa rima (action song) section. It was awarded a B grade. http://www.rarolens.com - The golden oldies dancers put on a great performance and showed the youngsters that they still know a thing or two about moving at the 20011 Dancer of the Year competition in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. The contest was held at Hidie's Bar in Avarua in April 2011. www.rarolens.com - Nikao village dancers hold a dress rehearsal for their items in the 2009 Maeva Nui cultural dance competition. Nikao came first in the competition. Island night show by E Matike dance troupe at Highland Paradise, Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

The Dog & the Mysterious Coconut!


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So I have to tell you about the funny story that happened today. We are at the beach (in Vancouver- West Coast of Canada) and my friend turns to me and says "What do you think that is in the water?" " I don't know but it looks like a coconut. ...but it must be a ball. " "Yah, probably a ball!" my friend says.

So we sit and relax and in a bit decide to collect the kid and leave, as we get closer water, we see, it is a coconut!! We tell my daughter, she sees and she wants it. Just then this dog sees and he wants it.

It's a big golden lab and he goes for it, but it's huge and he can't get his mouth around it. I get worried as it's going out farther and farther and I'm afraid he'll get too cold and to far out and drown...so I mention this to Angel ...loud enough to the owner and we try calling him in. No good, he keeps going for it...the coconut keeps turning and going out, a few times he manages to get it back ,but then the darn thing turns again.

Eventually we coax the dog in. We are all calling, the owner, my child and me,"Good boy, Good boy!!" but just as the owner turns her back he goes for it again!!  I wish I would have had my camera.

Again he's trying and trying, and I am thinking "he'll never get it, I hope nothing bad doesn't happen" I don't know why I wasn't being more positive.

Anyways, again we coax him in, because the coconut is going way far out and my daughter is getting a little upset because we may never get the coconut. So after this time when we coax the dog in I say "Let's just sit down, the waves will wash it in, we just have to be patience!"

So we do, but the dog looks over at us, and another dog goes for it, but then changes it's mind, that's when the big lab goes again. And we are like "Oh No!!"

But Guess What? He got it!! YAYYYYY! We all shout! Hurray! What a good dog!!

So then he's about to eat it, ...well chew it apart and we ask the owner if we can take it. She says "Of Course!"

I felt a little bad because he was such a GOOD DOG to get it, but it made my girl soooo happy! All the way home she said "It was the best day ever!"

It set our imaginations in motion...where did it come from? Hmmmm! Hawaii? Mexico? South Pacific? We all had ideas...dreams. Where do you think it came from? It still had it's stem...

Now we have a friend for Harry, my girl says! Remember Harry...we found him in Cancun \Mexico and he travelled with us from there to Merida, Palenque, San Cristobal Las Casas, Zipolite, Acapulco, Zihuatanejo, to Puerto Vallarta and finally Bucerias!!

Here's our new amigo!!


Social Media Week in Vancouver


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This is quoted from the Social Media Week Facebook page:
Social Media Week Vancouver’s mission is to connect multiple industries and people within Metro Vancouver to share best practices, create broader collaboration and celebrate our local social media talent and technology. It will also be a serious week long party.

Get more out of Social Media Week Vancouver by getting involved.

The success of Social Media Week is dependent on the collective involvement of the entire SMW community. Let us know how you’d like to pitch in. Your help matters.

There are multiple ways in which you can participate in Social Media Week. Hosting an event or speaking on a panel is free; however, if you would like to work more closely with our team on content curation, speaker selection or if you are looking for additional visibility for your company and/or brand, then consider exploring our paid sponsorship opportunities as well.



Facebook
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Website

SMWVAN- Twitter

@SMWVAN Vancouver, Canada
Social Media Week Vancouver will take place between September 19th - 23rd, 2011.
 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

My New Photoz Blog


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I've been adding lots of photos to my new Photoz Blog- Zipolita'z Photoz, so please check it out. Think today I will build another website- to look more Professional and link them. :) We will see. So until then check this link or just click the Photoz tab at the top. Thanks.

http://zipolitazphotoz.blogspot.com/

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Don't Miss Lynne Twist- Sept 26 San Francisco


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If you can go to this you DEFINITELY SHOULD!!
Check this out on Eventbrite! http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1979634139


The Hub SoMa
925 Mission St
(5th and Mission)
San Francisco, CA 94103

Monday, September 26, 2011 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PT) 

 

An evening of soul and money with Lynne Twist - global activist, fundraiser, consultant and author.

Lynne has devoted her life to bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, socially just, and spiritually fulfilling human presence on earth.

Her work has taken her around the world, where she has developed a keen understanding of the relationship of people to money: the psychology of scarcity and sufficiency.

On September 26th, we will have a unique opportunity to engage her in dialogue around soul, money, her work, your work and what is needed to accelerate the shift towards a just, thriving, sustainable world.

Event is FREE. Previous event sold out. Save the date today!

*Doors open at 7:00, speaker begins at 7:30 pm sharp.
 
Come early for free sangria, dessert and grilled cheese (grilled cheese for a small donation)!

Ah this is sweet! KC player rapping to Hope Solo


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This starts out a little embarrassing but by the end it's really sweet!!


http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/soccer/blog/dirty-tackle/post/Sporting-KC-player-professes-his-love-for-Hope-S?urn=sow-wp4949

Friday, September 16, 2011

Webcam for Seniors Video- Viral Sensation


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Oh this is so funny and so sweet!! Apparently the couples grand daughter tried to teach them but they couldn't figure it out and they accidentally recorded this video. The grand daughter found the video on the computer and put it on YouTube calling it Webcam for Seniors 101 and it's become a Viral sensation.



Source: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-buzz/elderly-couple-bruce-esther-huffman-become-internet-hit-193244590.html

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Twitter Fiesta on Mexican Independence Day 2011


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From The Mexico Report
http://themexicoreport.com/2011/09/09/mexico-today-hosts-twitter-fiesta-on-mexican-independence-day/

Twitter Fiesta

!!!Twitter Fiesta Mañana Please RT Viva Mexico!!!! 
Join the Fiesta "Read More Here"


#MexicoToday Twitter Fiesta!
  • Theme: Celebrating Mexican Independence Day
  • When: Friday, September 16
  • Time: 10-11am PST/ 1-2am EST
  • Where: On Twitter with the Hashtag #MexicoToday
 
Follow on http://tweetchat.com/room/mexicotoday
ALL ARE INVITED, so please invite your friends, co-workers, neighbors, sisters, brothers, cousins, Twitter-mates from the Twitterverse, Facebook friends, LinkedIn contacts, etc and join in on the celebration!

To RSVP and see more up to date action on the event, please see our Facebook invite here. Please include your Twitter handle, so we can follow you too!

Want to Train Dolphins?


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Here a video with the woman that trained Winter and they give you a little background on how she became a trainer. We were so fortunate to be able to go see the movie "Dolphin Tale!" in an early screening. It's a fabulous movie, I highly recommend it!



A chat with Winter's trainer: MyFoxTAMPABAY.com

(Just watched the Preview again and I still get all teary! It's really touching! )
http://www.seewinter.com/

TAKE A STAND AGAINST ONLINE SPYING


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 TAKE A STAND AGAINST ONLINE SPYING!
 http://openmedia.ca/news/canadians-fight-government-proposal-spy-private-internet-use

Quoted from Open Media "set of bills that will force every phone and Internet provider to surrender Canadians’ personal information to "authorities," without a warrant."

Watch these videos(below). http://openmedia.ca/educate   Please sign the petition and share this with your friends. This is a VERY SERIOUS issue, and if we do not unitedly SPEAK UP NOW, it will be VERY DIFFICULT to change things.

It drives me crazy, more and more I feel like we are being ruled by a dictator. Crazy laws just crammed thru parliment, regular people just so busy in our lives we aren't paying attention or we don't hear about something until it's to late.

We have to be on top of this though! This is very serious. We need to setup and use the tools we have to tell the government we don't like it and they can not proceed. We have those tools. Social Media allows us to do this. It gives us the power and think carefully now, the very same tools and power that they are trying to control. They are afraid of it.

There is no doubt SOCIAL MEDIA IS POWERFUL, look how it has helped Egypt and other countries. Social Media is a wonderful tool when it comes to helping report disasters, and when spreading the word to help.Well this is a DISASTER waiting to happen.

Do Not Wait Until it's Too Late. Share these videos. Share links, talk to people about this, let as many people you know what is happening. It's our only hope to prevent going back in time. We have to protect ourselves.

I know this may sound crazy but we are not living in the time of Hitler, or when they were blackballing people or in a country where they are spying on you all the time.

We live in Canada. Canada is supposed to be this beautiful place, open minded, free, safe, we don't have to be looking over our shoulders all the time, where we don't have to be paranoid. Supposedly this law is to catch criminals, but it is badly written and many people and the whole country's freedom is in jeopardy if people don't speak up not and stop this. Read More Here http://openmedia.ca/educate


(Quoted From Open Media)The government is set to ram through a new set of electronic surveillance laws that will allow authorities to access private information of any Canadian, at any time, without a warrant. You'll be forced to pay for this online spying scheme. The government has failed to inform Canadians about the privacy and data security implications of this scheme, but Canadians are stepping up to the plate. Share these important citizen-made videos with everyone you know before it's too late—let's stand together and make our voices heard.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Providence Farms- Gardening is Good for the Soul!


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Oh my God, we need one of these in every little community. Gardening is so important for the soul. I just love this whole project, it's so beautiful.  http://www.providence.bc.ca/

Providence Farm





"Providence Farm exudes a sense of community reminiscent of an era when neighbours unconditionally helped one another. Everyday at Providence is a barn raising, crop harvesting good time. The Providence Farm Community is the friendliest, busiest and most rewarding place in the Cowichan Valley." Dwight Milford, Volunteer Affinity Guesthouse

Creativity same Status as Literacy!!


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This is a fabulous little video that is so right on! Check it out. Sir Ken on Creativity & Education!

Can You Pay It Forward?


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Just watched this on Saturday night. What a Great Movie! What a Beautiful Simple Concept, basically a pyramid scheme but used for GOOD!
 
If only we all tried this on a regular basis. What miracles would we witness? If you get a chance to see the whole movie, definitely try. It's on my "must see list!"

Sunday, September 11, 2011

"She's an old soul!"


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Ten years ago today I was in Bucerias, Mexico. A friend and I had gone there. We had got a great deal on a 2 week flight and we were staying at the Suites Costa Dorada.  We were sitting down to breakfast at Karen's and had just ordered french toast when the waiter told us this bizarre news.

"What?"  That can't be right! They must be mixed up. ??? Can't be as bad as what they are saying. We didn't have access to a television and so we sat there numbly and ate our breakfast and tried to ascertain if what the waiter said was true.

After breakfast we walked down the street and stopped at Mark's Bar and Grill. There were a lot of people and we went to see what was going on. There was a television there, and we stared in disbelief as we heard reports of the tragedy unfolding.

Things just got weirder after that. We heard reports that all the planes were grounded and we wouldn't be able to fly home and who knows what would happen. We didn't even comprehend the true horror and size of this event.

I had been going to Mexico to live...forever or a long time. I had given away many things and well I was going there to return to the man who would become my daughter's father.

The friend I came down with had to figure out how he was getting home...we were all numbed out and trying to figure out what was going to happen and plan our lives.


The end of the 2 weeks arrived. My friend left, the airline had some kind of party for the inconvenience, which seems so truly bizzare and I made my way to Zipolite, 27 hours on buses.

I had planned to sell jewelry and art and live with my new love, but everything was screwed up. The town was a ghost town. There were no tourists. No tourists, no money.  It was a very difficult situation for everyone.  People there were nervous. When I had got on the bus they had used a metal detector and they made me put my pack under the bus....had never experienced anything like that, EVERYONE  was scared and nervous.

I only had a small amount of savings when I went down and they quickly were being eaten up and I didn't know what to do. The relationship was all messed up. We were both afraid, no money and who knows what would happen. Still we clung to each other and "made love like it was the end of the world. "

At the end of just one month I felt I should leave, I had written a friend in Bucerias and he said we could start a web design biz, he would help with the computer as my laptop was to old. So off I went on the bus. To be honest, I was 39, and on the trip down I was hoping I would get pregnant. We had actually tried in April before I had left the last time (after the fire ) but nothing happened. I hadn't told a soul, I knew  many people wouldn't be supportive. In my heart I wanted a child so bad and had for many years.

I believe a miracle happened during this time and this is the miracle I believe happened. I believe that there was such a huge loss of life, that there were all these souls floating around and that because I was praying so hard for a child, God and the soul decided to grant my wish. This is a feeling I have had ever since I found out I was pregnant.

Many people say when they meet my child say "She's an old soul!" And this I believe is so true. They are more right on then they will ever know.

There are many "old souls" out there, many children were born after this day. Many beautiful souls that came back to share their lives with us again.

So for me this is a very sad and tragic day, but it is also a happy and joyous time as I have been given one of God's greatest gifts.

The gift of a child...and not just child...but an "old soul."


Kienan Hebert-Returned Home Safely!!


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Thank God!! Thank all the angels! Kienan is HOME!!! Wow! This is such fabulous news to wake up to. I prayed really hard and it was on my mind first thing this morning when I woke and I prayed and then to see it here on the web, that he is safe and home. Fabulous news!!! I'm crying tears of joy. I felt so bad for the mom and dad and especially sad when Hopley's mom made an emotional plea on the news, you could see she's not well and this whole thing must be so horrible for her. It's all very sad but so so happy that Kienan is safe and home. What a miracle.
The social media helped I am sure. It was everywhere!!! on all the buses, the children's shows ran it along the bottom of the screen, all over Twitter and Facebooks and blogs. I am so happy he's home, Thank you God!






Bill Graveland The Canadian Press 
SPARWOOD, B.C—Police say three-year-old Kienan Hebert was found safe and sound four days after he was abducted from his home in Sparwood, B.C. RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said early Sunday that the boy was returned by the suspect in the case after an emotional plea from his family. “We can confirm that 3-year-old Kienan Hebert is safe and sound and alive,” Moskaluk said during a Sunday press conference in Sparwood. “Little guys like that are very resilient and that’s what we’re seeing this morning,” Moskaluk added about Kienan. Police said someone called 911 and told authorities they would find the missing boy at the home from where he was abducted. They believe the suspected kidnapper brought him back there. A search is now on for the suspect.

The house had been cordoned off and unoccupied since the family found the boy missing Wednesday morning. They had last seen him when they put him to bed the previous evening. “Great news!” said Dave Elliott, a neighbour who was among four or five people gathered outside the house where the Hebert family has been staying, while police were combing through their own home for clues. Elliott said he did not want to say too much as the boy's father, Paul Hebert, will be speaking later about the positive outcome of a search that has drawn in hundreds of volunteers.

On Saturday, the boy's parents brushed away tears as Moskaluk confirmed that their son was kidnapped from his home in this scenic close-knit mountain community. The boy has a history of sleepwalking, and many were hoping he had perhaps just wandered away. Clasping his wife's hand tightly under the table, Paul Hebert had a message for Kienan's suspected captor, who police allege is Randall Hopley, 46, a convicted sex offender from the Sparwood area.

“We're just asking, please bring Kienan to a safe place right now, OK? Like a gas station or store parking lot where he is visibly seen and you could just drop him off there okay? Walk away,” Hebert said quietly. Read more here. http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1052128--missing-b-c-boy-kienan-hebert-3-found-safe-returned-by-suspect-police?bn=1 Kienan's Grandparents Reaction

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Please Drop Kienan in a Safe Place


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Kienan was Abducted, there was a another attempted abduction that morning, Please Pray that the abductor drops Kienan some place safe. Please God send in the angels. We need to get this little boy home. 

Missing Kienan Hebert was abducted


The boy’s father Paul Hebert also spoke at the conference, pleading with whoever took Kienan to return him.

"We are just asking, please, bring Kienan to a safe place right now, like a gas station or a store parking lot, where he is visibly seen. You can just drop him off there. Walk away. We just want to have him safe."

He said Kienan can’t speak, and won’t be able to reveal what happened to him.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Elements of Greatness -Great Video!


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It's Friday and we need something Beautiful and Positive to bring us into this Gorgeous Weekend. Check out this video- Elements of Greatness. Really Beautiful & Powerful!



For a DVD of this video, email Danielle@profilesmail.com — The music is "The Stopping Place" by Sam Cardon and Don Stirling from the album "Faithful" (licensed for use with this video) It is available on iTunes. What makes people great? These elements define greatness and will inspire and motivate you and your team go beyond your best, to GREATNESS. http://www.profilesinternational.com

Hey, Hey Hey Canada, Listen UP!!


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So this morning I received a very disturbing email. (See below)

Stephen Harper is going to try to push thru a VERY FLAWED BILL AND YOUR PRIVACY IS IN SERIOUS DANGER. Basically it says that if the bill passes that law enforcement will be able to tap our phones and access our online information WITHOUT a search warrant and the will be able to access it by just "SHOWING REASONABLE CAUSE" to the service provider. That "reasonable cause "  wording is way to flexible and you know that it can be abused.

Let's not give our privacy or our rights away!! We have to STOP this now. 

Start re-posting this on your Facebook, Twitter & Google+ and raise awareness.  Make sure you do your part to let EVERYONE know about this terrible bill.

This bill needs to be treated the same as the "Stop Gordo from getting the award" because it's way more important. So Listen UP!! and Speak Up Canadians, because this is some serious sh_t!!!

http://www.elizabethmay.ca/
Omnibus Crime Bill


This is Elizabeth's email below.

In a few weeks, Parliament will resume and Elizabeth May, Canada’s first elected Green MP, will be in the House raising the issues that so many others won’t speak to.
Harper’s Conservatives plan to table an omnibus crime bill that contains some very bad legislation. Three of the more disturbing items lumped in with the omnibus Crime Bill are collectively known as the “Lawful Access” legislation:
  • Improving Access to Investigative Tools for Serious Crimes Act (C-50)
  • Investigative Powers for the 21st Century Act (C-51)
  • Investigating and Preventing Criminal Electronic Communications Act (C-52)
The Green Party supports efforts to tackle cyber crime, but is deeply concerned about the erosion of Canadians’ privacy. Currently, government agencies must show probable cause and obtain a court order before tapping your phones, and intercepting your mail and online communications. If this bill is passed, government agencies will be able access your online communications without a court order--they need only tell your service providers that they have a ‘reasonable suspicion’.
In this context, reasonable is a dangerously flexible word that threatens your right to privacy. A reasonable government would give each section of the crime bill the attention that it deserves, encouraging debate and a clarification of possible, unforeseen consequences. Omnibus bills are known to make profound changes to unrelated aspects of administration and policy, especially because Parliament can’t properly study them.


With a majority government, knowing that it can pass every piece of legislation that it creates, the Conservatve government shows a disturbing contempt for Canadians by continuing the practice of linking highly dubious laws to those upon which we can all agree.
Elizabeth forced the Conservatives to take the Mega-Trials section of the omnibus bill to committee and we were able to help fix serious flaws in that section. Now she needs your help in reminding the Conservatives that Canadians care deeply about our justice system and right to privacy. This bill should be divided into logical segments and debated with the attention and seriousness that Canadian voters deserve from their MPs. 

Contact your local MP the Justice Minister and the Prime Minister’s office

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Amber Alert for 3yr Kienan Hebert-Sparwood BC


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Please keep an eye out for this little boy. Check out the video on this page and look at the photos carefully. Let's all pray very hard he is found soon and is safe. 




http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20110907/bc_kienan_hebert_missing_110907/20110907?hub=BritishColumbiaHome

Father speaks with media.

http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20110908/bc_kienan_search_110908/20110908/?hub=BritishColumbiaHome

By: ctvbc.ca
Date: Wednesday Sep. 7, 2011 8:55 PM PT
Police have issued an amber alert for a missing three-year-old B.C. boy, and say he may have been abducted by a convicted criminal.
Kienan Hebert of Sparwood, B.C. is believed to have left his family home off Highway 43 some time overnight. He was discovered missing at 8:30 a.m.
An amber alert was issued late Tuesday afternoon. RCMP say the little boy was abducted by 46-year-old Randall Peter Hopley, who drives a 1987 brown Toyota Camry with the B.C. licence plate 098RAL.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Want to buy a trailer? (bear incl)


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Gotta Share,  Check it out. I got this from Facebook, from a friend who shared it on Twitter.  Too funny...     just had to blog it!

Ja Azura
LOL !! RT: brattynat
Best (for sale) ad ever: http://t.co/56U6g7H
 Used Airstream-like Trailer That Rocks the Kazba

Really Funny Air Stream Trailer Ad from Salmo BC

 

Monday, September 5, 2011

Shamanism- The Power Path


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Wow, just love what I read here for the September Forecast 2011 by Lena Stevens. Really great words, so calming & empowering. Check it out!


http://goo.gl/iRpPT
Shamanism-http://thepowerpath.com/
The main theme for September 2011 is Allowing.

This is a tremendous and unpredictable time of change, opportunity and resetting patterns and we have no idea how it's all going to manifest or show up. So what is called for right now is to be generously allowing of whatever is occurring to occur without resistance, fear, judgment, over processing, over identifying, over thinking or denial. "Allowing,” means opening yourself up to the unknown, stretching your flexibility muscle and being neutral about whatever is happening. Allowing is not about surrender or giving up, nor is it passive. It is an active choice to let things be the way they are. Read More Here

The Power Path 

@thepowerpathinc Santa Fe, New Mexico 

Connecting you with your spirit and power!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Classmates Class Action Suit


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Aha!
For years now I have been so tempted to sign up for that Classmates.com.

I would get those emails saying that some friend that I knew signed my guestbook, BUT I just didn't trust them.

I hated the fact that they wanted your credit card number and they had that weird auto renew thing and I wrote them and told them they should have Paypal and that I just did not "Trust them!". 

I couldn't understand WHY they didn't use Paypal and it all seemed so fishy to me.

I was RIGHT! ' They were being misleading and today I got the weirdest email.

I thought it was a scam, so I googled it, but guess what , it is "NOT" a hoax.

Here is the info. If you live in the U.S. follow thru on this to make a statement!!

None of the lawsuit applies to me because I do not reside in the U.S. SO I won't be getting my big "$10".

I AM JUST HAPPY THAT SOMEONE ADDRESSED THIS WHOLE THING.
http://www.hoax-slayer.com/classmates-class-action.shtml http://www.cmemailsettlement.com/

Classmates.com User Sues; Schoolmates Weren't Really Looking for Him
http://www.wired.com/politics/law/news/2008/11/classmates

Consumer Affairs.com 
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/dating_services/classmates.html

Classmates.com Hit with Class Action Lawsuit for Privacy Violations
http://www.blogworld.com/2011/08/24/classmates-com-hit-with-class-action-lawsuit-for-privacy-violations/

Classmates.com Class Action Lawsuit Settlement
http://www.topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/lawsuit-news/1340-classmatescom-class-action-lawsuit-settlement

One Day We'll Go To Burning Man!


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An amigo that we met in Mexico, Jamaica Jerry was on Facebook and I saw he was heading to Burning Man. One day we will go to Burning Man! It sound so fun, and crazy but you really have to know what your doing and be prepared and have the tix, which are expensive $200 and sell out quickly!! (This year they sold out before the event! )

I've been hearing about it for a long time now, 4 or 5 years(it's actually been happening 25 years) and I must admit I am very curious. I've seen some incredible photography. I saw an awesome set of photos a while back but can't find the link.

If you haven't heard about Burning Man, here are some links and videos for you. Definitely read the history of Burning Man, super interesting. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_Man



Burning Man on Twitter

@burningman San Francisco, CA
The official Burning Man Twitter feed. Yep, all things Burning Man, from the Black Rock Desert and around the world.



Burning Man-http://www.burningman.com/

BURNING MAN
http://www.burningman.com/
http://www.burningman.com/preparation/event_survival/index.html (Required Reading)

Incredible Photography
http://www.scottlondon.com/photo/burningman/index.html
http://www.burnmonkey.com/burning_man_best/index.html



http://www.burnmonkey.com - Photos from the Burning Man festival, the annnual celebration of "radical self-expression" held in the Nevada desert. Photographed by Phil Steele
Quoted from Video "The Twitterverse is on fire on this, the first day of The Burning Man festival. The weeklong annual event held in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada is returning for its 25th year and is described by followers as an experiment in radical self-expression and radical self-reliance. The ?Burners? immerse themselves in artwork and revelry and refuse cash transactions, relying instead on gifting. But if this utopian experiment is calling to your inner hippie, youapos;re out of luck. For the first time, the Burning Man festival capped attendance at 50,000, and it has been sold out for over a month."



Trailer of the documentary "through smoke and mirage" about the burning man festival. we are currently open to possibilities of co-production and finacing towards the post production and the finishing of this project. massidavoli@gmail.com



How to Prepare for Burning Man- Very Useful Video


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_Man

Burning Man is a week-long annual event held in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada, in the United States. The event starts on the Monday before, and ends on the day of, the American Labor Day holiday (August 29 to September 5, 2011). It takes its name from the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy on Saturday evening. The event is described by many participants as an experiment in community, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance.[1][2][3][4] Burning Man is organized by Black Rock City, LLC. In 2010, 51,515 people attended Burning Man.[5] 2011 attendance was capped at 50,000 participants and the event sold out [6] on July 24th.

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