It had been a couple of months since I had a little “ME” time. Most people are traveling to far away places during the summer, but “ME” decided to just explore enjoyable little
places within the county in which I live. On this particular day I thought I would go to the movie and travel down memory lane while watching GET ON UP, the movie about the “GODFATHER of SOUL” James Brown. This diversion from all the bad news was prospered to the next day, when my girl friend called and suggested we would make it a Sunday Treat and go together and really live it up.
I settled for driving to Madrona Beach to see where we are with the seasons and pick up tobacco and gasoline at the Squaxin Trading Post, which is at the end of the road going
into Madrona Beach. The tide was in so there were small boats cruising the Bay to my right, HWY 101 was at a total stand-still. My journey was wonderful, The road was freshly paved, it smelled like tar and it appeared every little left over gravel was in the proper place. The trees had started to turn to Fall colors the week before and I wondered what was ahead in season, since fall came two month too early this year. Well...that is really not altogether true either, since it is in the 90's during the day and only at night one can see the fog roll in and sense the ocean air. It is so amazing how harmonious Universe has arranged everything. Falling leaves, birds of prey above, people in shorts and bare-chested bicycle riders. Everyone and everything is befitting from the wonderful provisions Universe has provided for all and EQUALLY......
Sunday came and as planned one of my girlfriends and I did go see the movie. It was totally different than I had expected. Most movies about singers/bands cover their career. This one however was about the MAN James Brown. The producer, Mick Jagger, captured a totally different view and I thought about what I had seen for a couple of days before arriving at the following conclusion:
James Brown must have been one of the people on Earth which actually knew his purpose. I met him in person twice in my life and never thought much about it, as I shook his hand and talked to him. Regardless of how horrendous his childhood and early life played out, I think he knew who he was and KNEW his purpose on this earth was to make a difference. He was such a conduit during the Civil Rights Period, He promoted self-esteem, pride and identity to so many while at the same time prevented riots and disturbances amongst people, much as Dennis Brown did for Olympia, WA during the Rodney King-LA Riots. James Brown was a man on a mission, he never swerved, he always went forward like a true Futurist. Besides the great musical gift he gave the world he also changed attitudes and the way we all look at some things to include ourselves.
So let's keep that thought for a bit, I will get back to it........
On Wednesday we had our annual Picnic for TCTV, all of the producer's and staff got together to eat, play games and associate together. We shared old things, new things, remembered the ones having left us in the passing year and YES, we bragged about what we had accomplished during the year. We brought the family to “show them off”.
I mentioned that I had been unable to watch news from Germany for a couple of months. I assumed Ms. Merkel was really mad at America for having spied on her and her citizens. Just as I was used to not getting information through ARD, ZDF and RTL it was backed up and I can see what the world is thinking about us here in America. HMMM is right.
4 Ferries are down, which makes it very hard for people living on the Peninsula to get to where they are going.
As I suspected The Seahawks brought storms when they returned to Seattle. Every time they play there are disastrous storms in the state. I have kept track of it for the past 6 years. I know we are supposed to be the 12th Man, but I am starting to think they made a deal with Thor, Chango or some other entity to send the wind and rain to help the 12th Man.
Highways are closed and I-5 is almost unpassable on a regular basis. Poor infrastructure, fires, landslides and careless drivers are the culprit in those situations. Bias decisions are being made by courts and agencies. It is a apparent that no one in power thinks clear any more these days. The country is truly divided. We have seen it before but never to this extent and with such devastating outcome.
A cure for Ebola was found as soon as two caucasian doctors were brought to the United States and even Canada offered to sent their supply of medications. (This, by the way
was in the predictions for 2014). A drug derived from tobacco.
6.1 earthquake in California. Arizona flooded, most of the country remains in a major heatwave. Destructive Typhoon in Japan, floods in Croatia.
Beheading in Iraq.
Lots of subjects for competing producers to look at....I am kidding...cooperating producers to look at for upcoming shows.
When I uploaded the pictures I took at the TCTV picnic, I discovered I still had pictures of the August Super-moon in my camera. My friend and I had driven all over town to get some good shots of it away from the city, especially since for once it was a clear night, rather than one of our famous Northwest clouded over, never-being-able-to-see-anything nights. It took me a minute to realize that there was something other than the Moon in the Photos. I see things all of the time and mostly add pictures like this in the Strange-File. The next day I decided to have these two analyzed and share. Now I have to show them to you large enough to be able to see the other object to the right of the Moon
Picture 1 has what appear to be two side by side red lights to the right a distance away from the Moon.
Picture 2 has what appears to be three red lights in a triangular fashion above and to the left of the Moon.
Picture 3 is picture 2 from the analyst to show no other physical objects were attached or visible in the picture, which rules out lights, cell-towers etc. Nothing has been altered or photo-shopped, so you really have to look closely at picture 3, an enhancement would have ruined my story here.....
All this alone would have made an informative Newsletter for September 2014, BUT then another man named Brown entered the storyline. Michael Brown, an 18-year old Afro-American man from Ferguson, MO. He was gunned down by a Police Officer in broad daylight and was left laying in the street for close to 5 hours. This action set in motion, what eventually reminded us of the 60's Human Rights Demonstrations in Ferguson, MO.
One of the preachers at a vigil held for Michael Brown addressed the congregation as follows: I need you to thank his mother for having given birth to this angel, who came
here to make some changes. I personally believe Michael Brown came to Earth on a mission to also leave a mark, so changes could be made. Changes which concern all of us, since they affect us all. The other interesting thing I thought about was that the same people surrounding James Brown were also surrounding Michael Brown. Rev. Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson and many other people involved in the Civil Rights Movement.
Things got quiet and ugly in Ferguson between the police and SOME unruly demonstrators and many arrests were made. Amongst the arrested was a 90-year old Holocaust survivor.... refusal to disburse.. which was covered on German TV. Someone else was there...George Zimmerman, the man that killed Trevon Martin. He was also arrested... for threatening two Teens and weapons possession. Here is the link to the full story.
A friend living in St. Louis kept me informed and I started to blog about the going ons. KARG ARGUS Radio made it possible for some of us to watch the events night after night on a LIVE FEED. What happened in Ferguson should trouble all of us. Police using L-Rods (NOISE WEAPON) and tear gas on people within our own land is despicable. The Federal Government got involved and those of us who lived in the 60's saw NO DIFFERENCE in the events. Side by side picture show different clothes, everything looks the same. Dogs, Riot Police, Teargas, Billie-clubs.
This was a question posted to me from a Facebook Friend.:
Tell me, How is it possible to be a true Light-worker and carry so much hatred and strife? If our focus isn't on Loving ALL of mankind (not just the ones who look like us) and the Earth, and working toward their welfare, we are fooling ourselves and our "light" is "darkness." We are working some kind of "mojo," but it isn't God's light. The image to the left is MY LOGO and the image to the right was posted by rawforbeauty.com. I am hoping this will answer that question.
Last stop Walgreen's, the local Pharmacy to pick up my pain medication. No line, everyone appears to be at peace with their world, as they move about the store. I apologizes to the pharmacist that I have to pay by debit card. $1.20 per debit card. She smiles at me and says:” That's the way to do it Honey, RICH PEOPLE NEVER PAY IN CASH!”
Love and Light,
Here is...with permission... the LIVE and archived link to the events in Ferguson, MO. Please scroll to the end to get to the first post, since new ones are added as they occur.
So the end is the Beginning. LOL
Also please note I am including a post which came one night and had been rectified. Please feel free to share.
Our film crew got threatened at gun point by police tonight in Ferguson. We are all safe and still filming, despite having to leave our equipment behind once during the
confrontation between police and protesters. Watch the video titled "Tensions rise in Ferguson."
Live video for NL. I am Mike Brown Live from Ferguson, MO