Thursday, February 26, 2015

What do you do when the system is against the victim?

Very disturbing. I cringe and curl back watching it. I always remember years ago with the actor who played on the television show, Elizabeth Montgomery- Samantha ,on Bewitched, and she played in a movie where she was raped and her husband doesn't believe her .  This is 1974 people...surely we can change?? See movie below. I haven't watched it yet, again, and not sure I can...

 I was just young when I saw it and it deeply imprinted me. Please watch and let's change the system.

Published on Feb 24, 2015 Written/Directed/Edited by Cynthia Kao Cast (in alphabetical order) Pam Murphy (Officer Mulligan) Mark Schroeder (Tom) Paul Welsh (Officer Sakula) Crew Yesel "Yak" Manrique (titles) Ed Spangler (sound) Allyson Schwarz (gaffer) Rose Arscott (pa) Zoe Andrikidis (pa) Special Thanks Jennie Church-Cooper Donna Thomas Ed Spangler Code Fischer Mary Sasson Bill Posley Honora Talbott Dave Thuene Connie Shin

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Death Defying Bathroom Make-Over

Well I'm on a bit of holiday and what do I decide to do...but paint my bathroom. It was so long over do. I had been planning for like a year or maybe 6 months but really for ever.

It's an old bathroom but I know it was painted a few years back but it was sad. It's just ugly. I tried to spruce it up a bit with a new shower curtain and I got new rugs.

Still it was ugly and dirty...because who likes to clean an ugly bathroom...right! Not me!

So today I painted. It was hard. I am short and tried to do that ceiling which turned out to be" truly death defying! "

You should have heard the words out of my mouth as the step slipped on the chair that my friend was supposed be holding so I won't after that fail I got a better idea.

Tip #1: if you are short use elastics to attached the roller to broom handle.

It worked great. The trickiest part of the day was I was cheap (Tip #2: Don't be cheap) and we bought $ dollar store rollers. Well after like 1 or 2 minutes the things just pop right off. Paint and all...flopping here and was a bit of nightmare. Good thing is it's latex and cleans up with steel wool and elbow grease.

Anyways here's the makeover. Not bad for one afternoon. Now if I could just take on the rest of the house. But oh ya...I'm on holidays. :D

Before- Not my paintings

Ew...pinky tan toilet and sink- I mean thank God I have one but hard to make pretty.

Getting started


I was tired, it needed a 2nd coat but by adding clouds and birds it takes your attention away from the blotchy paint.

Sky with Clouds Cieling- it was nasty before.

Cloud/Sky Ceiling

Cloud/Sky Walls

Sea side/Sky with cloud theme

well it's not the best but for a quick fix on one afternoon, I'm happy!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Alert Bay-School Demolition-Healing

So wonderful to hear that this very significant event will help in the healing process of so many beautiful little souls that were preyed upon by evil people when they were forcibly taken from their families. 

  “From the 1870s to 1996, more than 150,000 Aboriginal children in Canada were removed from their homes and placed in government-funded, church-run schools like St. Michael’s.”

Rise UP Together!

"VANCOUVER – A special ceremony was held on Wednesday to mark the demolition of St. Michael’s Indian Residential School in Alert Bay. The school was operated by the Anglican Church from 1930 to 1975 and thousands of aboriginal people say they faced physical and sexual abuse there."

What Bratz look Like Without Hyper-Sexualization

This is fabulous. Wow I didn't realize how easy it was to take off the paint. I am going to try this. So much fun!! Can't wait to show Angel :D

Post by SBS 2.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Support Mental Health! Listen to Kate- Canada!

Support Mental Health! Have a listen to Kate! We need to all get onboard. Harper and all levels of government and communities need to address this serious issue RIGHT NOW! 
Enough is enough.

Tell Harper to put money into Mental Health - RIGHT NOW before more people and animals suffer.

"Close to $15,000 was raised in less than 24 hours to cover veterinary bills for a black Labrador that was stabbed, bound and beaten during a bizarre case of animal cruelty in Surrey, B.C. Ryder went missing from his family’s yard on Valentine’s Day, only to be found horrifically injured in a basement suite in a nearby home less than a day later. RCMP say a blood-soaked 24-year-old woman claimed she had been attacked by the three-year-old family pet, but instead the blood came from the badly injured pooch". Read more:

Save Ryder

Friday, February 13, 2015

Black & Bling - Granville Island

Just a quick post before bed. I saw these lovely ladies when I was leaving work today. What a surprise. They call themselves Black and Bling (I think this is it, ladies please correct me if you have a different site and since it was Friday the 13th they were off on some fun outing. Here's the pics. My mom would have really liked something like this, she loved to dress up and go out!

Ladies you looked FABULOUS!!
I've got some video but it's late, so I will try to add it tomorrow. 

Photo by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2015

Photo by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2015

Photo by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2015

Photo by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2015

Photo by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2015

Photo by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2015

Photo by Tina Winterlik aka Zipolita © 2015

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Do you trust me? Give me a hug."

Check this out!! It's AWESOME!

YouTuber AsoOmii Jay teamed up with Time Vision Productions to try out a social experiment called the "Blind Trust Project."

In order to test how Canadians would react, a blindfolded Muslim man stood at Dundas Square in downtown Toronto, with signs that read "I am a Muslim. I am labelled as a terrorist," and "I trust you. Do you trust me? Give me a hug."

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

How is Wealth Distributed in Canada- WATCH CLOSELY!

This is very disturbing but not surprising. I had seen this done for the US but it's great to see it for Canada. Maybe once people visually see this they may grasp the seriousness of the situation and VOTE!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Let's Re-Write Animal Farm!

Wow, I came up with this crazy brilliant idea! What if we re-wrote Animal Farm to be Canadian Animal Farm 2015. If I am losing you here click these links and then come back and be sure to watch the movie.
I visit Wikipedia and I edited out the Soviet stuff because many people - the younger generation do not know this history and I don't know it well myself, but the point is to adapt the info to our own corrupted, twisted, sad political, ecological environment and help people see what is happening.

We need to work fast here, with the election coming, we have to reach out to the kids. I call them kids because I am 53 and I am old to alot of you and you may not want to hear what I have to say. It is critical EVERYONE votes this time. We have to get rid of the old way of voting, that's the next step, but MOST IMPORTANT, Stephen Harper MUST NEVER be elected EVER EVER AGAIN! NEVER!

If we do not act, Canada will be destroyed as the one we know and love. It's beeing sliding down hill fast but we can turn it around. By going green and focusing on gardens- VICTORY GARDENS, composting, raising our own food and building shelters for everyone. No child should go hungry.

Anyways, here's what I got, this is from the book-wikipedia - the movie is a little different but we just need to re-write all the characters.

Okay here goes.
Old Major-the inspiration that fuels the Rebellion in the book
Napoleon-not much of a talker, but with a reputation for getting his own way. Napoleon is the main villain of Animal Farm
Snowball -Napoleon's rival and original head of the farm after Jones' overthrow.
Squealer-A small, white, fat porker who serves as Napoleon's right-trotter pig and minister of propaganda
Minimus-A poetic pig who writes the second and third national anthems of Animal Farm after the singing of "Beasts of England" is banned.
The Piglets -Hinted to be the children of Napoleon and are the first generation of animals subjugated to his idea of animal inequality.
The young pigs- – Four pigs who complain about Napoleon's takeover of the farm but are quickly silenced and later executed
Pinkeye – A minor pig who is mentioned only once; he is the pig that tastes Napoleon's food to make sure it is not poisoned, in response to rumours about an assassination attempt on Napoleon.
Mr. Jones- The former owner of the farm, Jones is a very heavy drinker. The animals revolt against him after he drinks so much that he does not feed or take care of them.
Mr Frederick -The tough owner of Pinchfield, a small but well-kept neighbouring farm, who briefly enters into an alliance with Napoleon. He is an allegory of Adolf Hitler
Mr Pilkington – The easy-going but crafty and well-to-do owner of Foxwood, a large neighbouring farm overgrown with weeds
Mr Whymper – A man hired by Napoleon to act as the liaison between Animal Farm and human society. At first he is used to acquire goods needed for the farm, such as dog biscuits and paraffin, but later he procures luxuries like alcohol for the pigs

Horses and donkeys
Boxer – A loyal, kind, dedicated, hard working, and respectable cart-horse, although quite naive and gullible. Boxer does a large share of the physical labor on the farm, adhering to the simplistic belief that working harder will solve all the animal's problems. He has been described as "faithful and strong"; he believes any problem can be solved if he works harder.
Mollie – A self-centered, self-indulgent and vain young white mare who quickly leaves for another farm after the revolution.
Clover - A gentle, caring female horse, who shows concern especially for Boxer, who often pushes himself too hard. She seems to catch on to the sly tricks and schemes set up by Napoleon and Squealer.
Benjamin – A donkey, one of the oldest, wisest animals on the farm, and one of the few who can read properly. He is skeptical, temperamental and cynical: his most frequent remark is, "Life will go on as it has always gone on—that is, badly.

Other animals
Muriel – A wise old goat who is friends with all of the animals on the farm. She, like Benjamin and Snowball; is one of the few animals on the farm who can read.

The Puppies – Offspring of Jessie and Bluebell, taken away from them by Napoleon at birth and reared by Napoleon to be his security force.

Moses – The raven "was Mr. Jones's especial pet, was a spy and a tale-bearer, but he was also a clever talker." Initially following Mrs. Jones into exile, he reappears several years later and resumes his role of talking but not working. He regales Animal Farm's denizens with tales of a wondrous place beyond the clouds called "Sugarcandy Mountain, that happy country where we poor animals shall rest forever from our labours!"

The Sheep – They show limited understanding of the Animalism and the political atmosphere of the farm, yet nonetheless they blindly support Napoleon's ideals with vocal jingles during his speeches and meetings with Snowball.

The Hens – The hens are among the first to rebel against Napoleon.

The Cows – Their milk is stolen by the pigs, who learn to milk them. The milk is stirred into the pigs' mash every day, while the other animals are denied such luxuries.

The Cat – Never seen to carry out any work, the cat is absent for long periods, and is forgiven because her excuses are so convincing and she "purred so affectionately that it was impossible not to believe in her good intentions".[24] She has no interest in the politics of the farm, and the only time she is recorded as having participated in an election, she is found to have actually "voted on both sides".

The pigs Snowball, Napoleon, and Squealer adapt Old Major's ideas into "a complete system of thought", which they formally name Animalism,

Soon after, Napoleon and Squealer partake in activities associated with the humans (drinking alcohol, sleeping in beds, trading), which were explicitly prohibited by the Seven Commandments. Squealer is employed to alter the Seven Commandments to account for this humanisation

The original commandments are:

    Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy.
    Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend.
    No animal shall wear clothes.
    No animal shall sleep in a bed.
    No animal shall drink alcohol.
    No animal shall kill any other animal.
    All animals are equal.

Later, Napoleon and his pigs secretly revise some commandments to clear themselves of accusations of law-breaking. The changed commandments are as follows, with the changes bolded:

    No animal shall sleep in a bed with sheets.
    No animal shall drink alcohol to excess.
    No animal shall kill any other animal without cause.

Eventually, these are replaced with the maxims, "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others", and "Four legs good, two legs better!" as the pigs become more human. This is an ironic twist to the original purpose of the Seven Commandments, which were supposed to keep order within Animal Farm by uniting the animals together against the humans and preventing animals from following the humans' evil habits.

Through the revision of the commandments, Orwell demonstrates how simply political dogma can be turned into malleable propaganda.

We need to put some good music in it...maybe this?
Pink Floyd's 1977 record album Animals was partially inspired by Animal Farm.[67] It categorises people as pigs, dogs, or sheep.

Pigs on the Wing (Part One) (Waters) 1:24

If you didn't care what happened to me,
And I didn't care for you,
We would zig zag our way through the boredom and pain
Occasionally glancing up through the rain.
Wondering which of the buggars to blame
And watching for pigs on the wing.

Pigs (Three Different Ones) (Waters) 11:26

Big man, pig man, ha ha charade you are.
You well heeled big wheel, ha ha charade you are.
And when your hand is on your heart,
You're nearly a good laugh,
Almost a joker,
With your head down in the pig bin,
Saying "Keep on digging."
Pig stain on your fat chin.
What do you hope to find.
When you're down in the pig mine.
You're nearly a laugh,
You're nearly a laugh
But you're really a cry.

Pigs on the Wing (Part Two) (Waters) 1:27

You know that I care what happens to you,
And I know that you care for me.
So I don't feel alone,
Or the weight of the stone,
Now that I've found somewhere safe
To bury my bone.
And any fool knows a dog needs a home,
A shelter from pigs on the wing.

We Must Be United and Stop Harper & Bill C-51

Jeezz, it's pretty freaky the stuff that has been happening. It sure doesn't feel like Canada and with the way Harper secretly passes these things....When is it going to stop?

Have you ever seen the movie Animal Farm. You should watch. It is so representative of all the insanity that's happening in Canada right now.

I keep thinking of the poor chickens in the movie...and the old carefully....everyone, please. Then think carefully because if we do not elect someone other than Harper we will have hardship and regrets for generations to come.

Please act, vote Green, or NDP or Liberal if you have to ...make it a Green/ Liberal/NDP split. Please vote.

Otherwise innocent people who love the environment and care about the future of our children may face arrest and other serious consequences and we ALL  know that is wrong. STOP HARPER FROM DESTROYING CANADA!

"Most importantly, Parliament must not allow Mr. Harper to turn CSIS, an intelligence agency, into a secret police force. Intelligence-gathering was deliberately separated from police work 30 years ago, after the RCMP’s repeated breaches of the law and civil rights. A wise decision was made to keep police out of the spy business, and spies out of policing. CSIS was the outcome, but successive governments, including Mr. Harper’s, have not demonstrated enough seriousness about overseeing the agency’s activities and protecting Canadians’ privacy."

Sunday, February 1, 2015

BC's Toughest Men Speak Up- Take the Pledge

 Are you Tough Enough to TAKE A STAND?

Please HELP God's Little Acre Farm

Hey, if your really want to do a good thing, then help out Jas and all the people who have worked with him, to help the many unfortunate people who find themselves hungry and difficulty making ends meet.

Please watch the video. Help Jas get a tractor!!  or 2 and some other need supplies.

Every little bit helps...Can you help?

"My name is Jas Singh I'm a farmer dedicated to feed the hungry. I started this farm four years ago with $ 4 years we have given away over 420,000lbs, of vegetables to needy people and organizations. "

"Many years ago I changed my life and decided I didn't want to wait until I was 65 and try to do something meaningful that would represent the time I was on our beautiful planet. I live in a basement...own very little other than two old trucks....a donated van and some machinery. This farm...which went from one location of 3 acres has now grown to 5 farms and 70 acres and climbing. I never asked for help and to date have funded most of the years by truck driving in the winter and on weekends.....go to for more of the story."

Here's a new report from Global

Animal Farm- Have you seen it? You Should!!

Wow, haven't seen this since grade 10 so that would be about 1978. I remember we all gathered in the cafeteria. I think it was all the grade 9 & 10's. It had a big impact on me although at the time I wasn't into politics and really had no understanding of the original ideology behind it.

But just watching it tonight, it could play out so big and it makes so much sense if you to apply it to government and corporations or any organized entity.

If you want to know more about the book click here

Please watch, please share. It's not for very young, so please watch it first and then decide what is appropriate. For all the teachers out there I hope you will share this with the older children.

This next generation needs all the help it can get and watching something like this will help them understand things very clearly if they are visual like me.