counterculture, Environment, feminism, folk music, Music, Uncategorized

Medicine Woman by Rising Appalachia

Medicine Woman by Rising Appalachia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czkHmjrFCnM

Medicine Wise men say that rushing is violence and so is your silence when its rooted in compliance To stand firm in loving defiance, make art your alliance give voice to the fire Move people to the beat of the wind Gather yourself and begin to dance the song until it ends We are winners, champions of the light forming in numbers and might keep the truth close insight… Chorus: Medicine Woman, Medicine Man Walking with grace, I know your face, and I trust your hands Medicine Woman, Medicine Man Walking with grace, I know your face, and I trust your hands

Find your teachers in the voice of the forests unplug you can’t ignore this wisdom of the voiceless Remedies are bountiful and surround us from the garden to the farthest prayers made of stardust Find your healing in the music that calls you the voice that enthralls you what do you belong to Eyes out there’s the setting of the sun give thanks to each and every one the lesson is the…Medicine Woman, Medicine Man Walking with grace I know your face, and I trust your hand Medicine Woman, Medicine Man Walking with grace, I know your face, and I trust your hand

Poem: I believe in bending backward and extending in my tracks trip back until the lesson is in action and your yard is feeding stop stark the disbelieving cause the garden holds the shards the medicine is in the seeds when We hold tight to our right to protect and we know our might is 10-fold in connection our elders hold them bright lights we protect them the medicine is evident the wolf, the hawk, the bear clan We hold tight to our right to protect and we know our might is 10-fold in connection our elders hold them bright lights we protect them the medicine is evident the wolf, the hawk, the bear clan… Medicine Woman, Medicine Man Walking with grace, I know your face, and I trust your hands Medicine Woman, Medicine Man Walking with grace, I know your face, and I trust your handshummer by Evelyn Del Carmen Neira Santibanez (1)

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babyboomers, birthers, counterculture, Environment, folk music, Uncategorized

Song “Do Something About it” released from Eugene Oregon during divisive times

“Do Something About It” is a song about doing the right thing, standing up for things you believe in. The world is becoming more and more evolved into a world consciousness, that believes that standing up for our rights still rings true. Baby boomers wanting change, are resisting the recent election. The song is released from Eugene Oregon by two former band mates from the days in the nineties when they were in the band “Nervous Rex”.

Diane DeVillers and Mark  (Vinnie) Alaniz, just celebrated 23 years together.

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Environment, global warming, Uncategorized

From Oregon’s Senator Merkley on “Keep fossil fuels in the ground”

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The first rule of holes is this: when you’re in one, stop digging. Climate change has devastated our farming, fishing, and forest economies for too long and fossil fuel energy sources continue to make that hole deeper.

Earlier this summer, I hosted a panel at the Netroots Nation Annual Conference to discuss meaningful environmental solutions such as the Keep It in the Ground Act, legislation I introduced last November that would end all new fossil fuel leases on federal public lands and waters. This proposed legislation would keep over 90 percent of the potential carbon emissions from oil, gas and coal on our federal lands and federal waters from being emitted into the atmosphere and contributing to climate change.

Read more about the Keep It in the Ground Act here >>

In my opening comments at the panel, I announced my next major initiative to combat climate change: phasing out the use of fossil fuels like coal, oil and  gas by 2050. In the next several months, I will introduce legislation that clearly lays out the path to move our country away from fossil fuels and towards a 100 percent clean and renewable energy future by 2050.

As we approach the harsh reality of global warming, it’s becoming more and more clear every day: today’s fossil fuel economy will not sustain our environment or our economy for much longer. The impacts of a warming planet are affecting our communities, our economy, our health, and our safety.

We must act now with bold legislation that will put us back on track towards a cleaner, brighter future.

Some will say that it’s too hard, that we can’t do it. I vehemently disagree. America has shown over and over that if we commit our ingenuity and political will to something, we can change the world. It’s time for that same kind of national commitment and to revolutionize how we use and generate energy.

We must work together to Keep It in the Ground, and to reach 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050.   Help us spread the message that we need to get to #100by50 on Twitter and Facebook .
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Environment, global warming, politics, Uncategorized

The polluting coal industries days are numbered

I just can’t stand hearing the woes of the coal industry and how it’s the only job many of the coal miners ever had. Too bad, as a nation we are tired of all the pollution coal burning causes to our environment and like Hillary said, we will close down coal mines in the future..So what if that’s the only job many of them had, maybe it’s time to learn how to do something else. It happened like that in Oregon, where loggers wanted to completely clear cut every stand of timber, and because of wise conservation, they put limits on how and when the time can be harvested. The forest service and private companies like the coal industry made millions over the decades. You will just have to find another job, join the rest of us who have had dozens or more jobs in our lifetime. The logging industry workers had training supplied by the government, just like coal workers will get with Hillary’s plans. CNN coverage of the poor coal miners, on the side of the poor coal industry that pollutes our air and waters.

Just calm down W Virginia and look for other work, our Pacific NW loggers are now working other jobs. and the forests are being run more efficiently, using thinning and forest practices where there is always forests to cut, without clear cutting everything, and killing our old growth. Coal will be phased out, there are renewable energy now with wind, solar and natural gas. Fossil fuels will also be phased out. Get with the program W Virginia and the rest of the states that have coal mines.

I don’t feel sorry for the coal companies they have wrecked havoc on our environment and made billions doing it.

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