Wednesday, February 26, 2014

All Things End?

Paco de Lucia (21 December 1947 – 26 February 2014)




So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none.
When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.
When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.                                                                               ―  Tecumseh


“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”

“We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and -- in spite of True Romance magazines -- we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely -- at least, not all the time -- but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don't see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness.” 

“Maybe it meant something. Maybe not, in the long run, but no explanation, no mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive in that corner of time and the world. Whatever it meant.”

“sounds of life and movement, people getting ready and people giving up, the sound of hope and the sound of hanging on, and behind them all, the quiet, deadly ticking of a thousand hungry clocks...” 

“Ah, that we lack the courage of our romantic convictions; and thereby miss the wine of life, forgoing the very thing that makes living worthwhile.”

“I’m not trying to send you out “on the road” in search of Valhalla, but merely pointing out that it is not necessary to accept the choices handed down to you by life as you know it. There is more to it than that — no one HAS to do something he doesn’t want to do for the rest of his life.” 

“Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube.” 

“All energy flows according to the whims of the great Magnet. What a fool I was to defy him.” 

“You can't hoard fun. It has no shelf life.” 

“Morality is temporary, wisdom is permanent.” 

“A man has to BE something; he has to matter.” 

“He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.” 

“We'd be fools not to ride this strange torpedo all the way out to the end.”

“Pray to God, but row away from the rocks.”
 ― Hunter S. Thompson



There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.”
Frank Herbert





"Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed." 
― Antoine Lavoisier

23 comments:

  1. and

    america the beautiful

    was transformed

    into

    amurderka the ugly

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    1. and yet today

      the sky is as blue as can be

      the hills are brown, soon to be green

      and man

      with his creative expressions

      and destructive tendencies

      transforms the world

      in ways of our liking...in ways of dismay

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  2. Great stuff! The power of one clever quote can help during tough times. I keep a list, and will add some of these to it, thanks.



    Lots on this other topic out there, and you have covered it before, but this seems worthwhile..........
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-02-24/conspiracy-theory-true-agents-infiltrate-websites-intending-manipulate-deceive-and-d

    It worships Snowden, it has some condescending stuff about truth seeking people, and there is the author himself...........red flags. But it does look like the typical powerpoint type presentation that a bunch of spooks would work with.

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    1. Yes sir, impressive charts. Our taxes at work against us...again.

      Still waiting on Greenwald to drop something we weren't already aware of. Something that is a game changer.

      As long as The Intercept crew remains opposed to publishing 9/11 facts, what we get from them will be just the slow drip of symptoms instead of a root cause. At least they are allowing some comments questioning the official story.

      So far from all these 'revelations' has anything changed? More may be aware but that hasn't translated into stopping what is going on.

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    2. I checked out "The Intercept" much like I would a car wreck. Just morbid curiosity. I perused the initial comments and they seem to have had a team of worshipers ready at the launch. Well what does a $250 million "adversarial journalism" web site look like? Well, just another wordpress blog to me. I know they said they needed money for lawyering up, because I guess they feel telling the truth may be illegal? And they said they needed to travel because you know the cost of Skype has just sky rocketed. I look forward to their in-depth interviews with other "adversarial journalists/activists" such as Amy Goodman, Ray McGovern, Daniel Ellsberg (The Most Dangerous Man in America LOL) and the Chumpsky. Although McGovern will say what the intended audience wants to hear when he makes his rounds. I'm sure *Media Benjamin will get exposure too.
      (*Intentional)

      The way the Sandy Hook was real crowd has outed themselves maybe a few "alternative" folks might get Intercepted as well.

      I think the Billionaires Boys Club have something up their sleeves. I believe they are front running some kind of Internet shake up and they will be in position to increase their billions while limiting our access to the truth.

      Net Neutrality in jeopardy?

      Aris

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    3. No doubt they do have something up. Of course the 'intercept' will stay in the speed lane while blogs and real alternative news will either be shut down or given slow motion access,.

      TN con Marsha Blackburn just showed she is whoring for the media corporations and would not be opposed to censorship.

      http://www.tennessean.com/article/20140226/NEWS02/302260195/Marsha-Blackburn-says-feds-should-keep-hands-off-Internet

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  3. Wow Kenny, I don't know of anyone who appreciates a good quote more than I do. Those were great and I probably needed some inspiration today. As you know I have kept a link to Tecumseh forever on my blog. It is taken from the book, "A sorrow in our heart" by Allan Eckert. It is the best book on Tecumseh out there. People who knew him and Shawnee indians were interviewed to write this book. In my opinion no greater soul ever graced the planet and he was definitely a seer, this cannot even be questioned by those who looked into it. At the moment he was born a meteorite streaked across the sky at night. That is how he got his name panther across the sky. The indians knew they had something special and were sure they had been given a sign. This book is bigger than the bible and I have given away about two copies of it to friends.

    Tecumseh took the orphans of settlers who had been killed in the indian wars and made them his own children. They taught him English and he taught them Shawnee. Tecumseh went into the soldiers forts disguised as a scout and heard and understood everything they were planning. They say he spoke the English of a diplomat. In one confrontation he fired an arrow into the fort and offered Harrison a chance to come out and settle it with him only, hand to hand so that nobody else other than them need die in a useless confrontation. He was turned down.

    He predicted the New Madrid fault would erupt and he gathered cedar sticks to take to all the tribes including down tot the Cherokee. They were to remove one stick daily and when none were left, it was time for the "great shaking" the eruption of the New Madrid and the indians were to attack on that day. It happened just as predicted and the indians knew they had a guy with powerful medicine as they say. When he left he put his brother Tenska on a flat bed truck at Prophet Town to talk to all the tribes gathered. He was to be the leader in the absence of Tecumseh as he had been around him all his life and knew many of the prophecies by heart. He climbed up on the truck and said I have am the open door, I have been taken up to the clouds. Tecumseh's sister was standing by him watching all this and asked Tecumseh, do you think our little brother can pull this off? The word is Tecumseh just laughed and said oh yeah, you just watch!!

    Tecumseh was killed in Canada by advancing soldiers but before death, (he knew it was his day) he gave away all of his belongings to others except the war club which he died swinging at the soldiers. They never found his body, so there won't be any wine drinking at skull and bones out of his skull. The indians hid the body.

    An Inuit hunter asked the local missionary priest: "If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?" "No," said the priest, "not if you did not know." "Then why," asked the Inuit earnestly, "did you tell me?" ~Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek.


    http://www.ratical.org/ratville/Tecumseh.html

    It was the same with Sitting Bull. He kept kicking his mother's womb so much it was noticeable as people could observe her stomach banging around, hence the name Sitting Bull! He underwent the sun dance, staring at the sun for two days to get a vision of when Custer would arrive. After blacking out from weakness, he revived and announced the day they would arrive and from which location. The rest is history.



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  4. The part of the world lying west (or east) of the Orient. It is largely inhabited by Christians, a powerful subtribe of the Hypocrites, whose principal industries are murder and cheating, which they are pleased to call "war" and "commerce." These, also, are the principal industries of the Orient

    The question before the human race is, whether the God of nature shall govern the world by his own laws, or whether priests and kings shall rule it by fictitious miracles? ~John Adams, letter to Thomas Jefferson, 20 June 1815

    “The real hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who appear to be most normal.

    I viewed my fellow man not as a fallen angel, but as a risen ape. ~Desmond Morris, The Naked Ape

    Remember you live your entire life inside your head

    I didn't know I had a quarrel with him. ~Henry Thoreau in answer to the question, "Have you made your peace with God?"

    If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he lucky? ~Stanislaw J. Lec

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  5. Here are some things to think about:

    Peruvian Stargate

    http://www.crystalinks.com/perustargate.html

    The Kush Rocket

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/182888434840557975/

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    1. Interesting. One of my favorite topics. The images at pinterest, of all places,are very good.

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    2. Some more things to think about:

      10 Mysteries That Hint At Forgotten Advanced Civilizations

      http://listverse.com/2013/04/12/10-mysteries-that-hint-at-forgotten-advanced-civilizations/?utm_source=more&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=direct

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    3. Not long ago I read a number of articles on the Gobleki Tepe and can see why the author put it at number 1.

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  6. "Believe nothing. No matter where you read it, or who said it, even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense."
    ~ Buddha

    http://www.puppstheories.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=103

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    1. The key to wisdom is this - constant and frequent questioning, for by doubting we are led to question and by questioning we arrive at the truth.
      ~ Peter Abelard

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  7. Kenny, you might find some political art that you can use at the PuPPs Theories site:

    http://www.puppstheories.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=4048


    NMM ;)

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  8. Tecumseh prediction of the death of presidents in the zero year.

    http://dublinsmickdotcom.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/shawnee-chief-tecumseh-predicted-the-new-madrid-earthquake-and-harrison-would-die-in-office-as-well-as-many-other-american-presidents-elected-in-a-zero-year/

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  9. Kenny, thanks for this. I was a little down, life, circumstances.The usual. The post lifted me up.

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  10. OZYMANDIAS

    I met a traveller from an antique land
    Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
    Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
    Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown
    And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command
    Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
    Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
    The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
    And on the pedestal these words appear:
    “My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
    Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
    Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
    Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
    The lone and level sands stretch far away.

    –Percy Bysshe Shelley 1818

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  11. Hi Kenny

    just stopping by... and thanks
    feeling completely overwhelmed as of late
    I can't get over the breakneck speed of the Ukraine regime change vs so many others
    scary times, ya know?
    on top of that, it has been so bitterly cold
    the great lakes are probably now more then 88percent frozen
    it has been something like 20 or 40 years since this has happened
    this weekend will be March 1
    and the temperature today here is minus 1.6 Fahrenheit or -19 celsius, the winds so bitter
    this is the coldest, longest winter I can ever recall and they have been getting worse progressively for some time now- it's frightening
    yesterday I was feeling sort of down and out, but...
    I really like the Tecumseh quote
    It made me think about my grandmother who died a few years back, she was in her 90's
    and at the end she was ready to go, like Tecumseh said
    no weeping, no wanting more time
    she said she had done all should could, felt pretty satisfied, thought her family was as good as could be and she was not afraid
    I still miss her to this day,but, she had lived through so much- and despite all the adversity, she was not filled with pity for herself, not ever. She was one of the best people, I think, I will ever know.
    Sigh... it feels good to just get things out there sometimes

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  12. Ah man! Paco De Lucia, now that's a serious loss. What a great guitarist. 66 years is way too early to go nowadays, he could have lived at least another 30 like Segovia. The heart-attack might have had something to do with his chain-smoking or maybe he also had some other bad habits that caught up with him. Wish I could have given him a daily dose of anti-inflammatory hemp protein, micro-plant powder and allicin garlic pills. Here's a rare De Lucia / McLaughlin duet I uploaded to you tube off my 17-CD box-set of McLaughlin Montreux concerts which is now out-of-print and selling for 700 bucks (I've seen the entire box-set on torrent sites though):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUuS-87B-4M&list=UUteCAAE2OGAm34UQtqufmXw

    Zion Crime Factory, having reached the ripe old age of 22, is now going under his real name and posting as a freelance writer on many sites, including PressTV:

    http://martinezperspective.wordpress.com/about/

    http://www.presstv.ir/Contributors/336957.html

    http://www.veteransnewsnow.com/author/bmartinez/

    http://www.intifada-palestine.com/2014/02/israels-secret-services-behind-2001-anthrax-attacks/

    http://mycatbirdseat.com/2014/02/were-israels-secret-services-behind-the-2001-anthrax-attacks/


    ~ Negentropic MK I

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    1. Nice tunes at your YT. The Paco and Tabla ones are very good. I'll be listening to more.

      Didn't Brandon Martinez also go by the name Zander C. Fuerza? I won't say anything about his work but his association with Delaney was not a pretty sight.

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    2. I saw Lenny Breau at my all time favorite club a long time ago. He was as buzzed as everyone else there. This is one of only 2 recordings I've ever found from the club and although I know there were more they must be lost and that's a shame.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA3mYf4hdac

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    3. Fantastic. You're a lucky guy to have seen the great Lenny Breau live. One of my very favorite guitarists. Most of his best albums are out-of-print but you can download the mp3s off you tube with freemake downloader.

      ~ Negentropic MK II

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