Good Morning Geoff …This place looks like it took a lot of effort to set up…Thanks for your help Geoff…
…the garden & all associated chores need my attention..constantly…I kind of blurt out stuff on FB then come over here to check in….
Just noticed it is raining out so garden stuff is on hold…I did have the foresight to feed the plants yesterday so the rain is a good thing…
Nothing is funny…nothing…if a person doesn’t try to see the humor the angst ennui and horror of existence takes over…and then all is lost…so in order to see the humor I have to feel the humor..and in order to feel the humor I have to put in my efforts…because just sitting here like a lump just doesn’t make it…I have to practice acceptance..I have to clear a patch of ground in my life so I can observe the growth…become a witness to all the Love pouring down upon me.
Nothing funny about that.
the fields are full of bright yellow buttercups
all the trees now dressed in greenery
spring ending , summer beginning
early flowers gone , new arrivals each week
lavender lilacs, delicate irises, fountains of lupine
fragrant phlox , ferns n grasses
peonies and poppies waiting to burst forth
what a song of coming to life on earth
so much beauty and magic blooms
lots of bird, animal babies born
ducklings , fawns , cygnets too
humans also out and about
sunning , first cold swims bring
squeals of delight and fright
lots of boaters of all kinds, fast and slow
fisherman , campers , stargazers abundant
a celebration arises every spring
as summer bursts forth
into hot days , warm nights
bugs , bees , fireflies
it sure is a fun , exciting time to be alive
honoring beauty every which way
feeling , seeing , being
the most imperial receiver
the human heart being in us
living human buttercups
~ janice wilson
PREM RAWAT Live Stream Event
On Thursday TPRF announced a historic YouTube Live Stream event on Wednesday 15th of June at 3 p.m. New York time, 8 p.m. London time.
TPRF and the Tutu Foundation UK will co-sponsor a conference attended by senior officials from UK correctional institutions and crime prevention initiatives. The stream will include the keynote address by Prem Rawat and a panel discussion about TPRF’s Peace Education Program (PEP) and Tutu Foundation’s Ubuntu program. The conference will begin with a screening (not streamed) of Inside Peace, a film that documents the remarkable impact of PEP.
This Live Stream will allow thousands of people all over the world to be part of a small, intimate event. WOPG notes with excitement the collaboration between TPRF and Tutu Foundation UK, and joins both foundations in the hope that this event will be a significant step toward positive transformation in institutions in the UK and throughout the world.
You are all warmly invited to attend, and to tell your friends.
Save the date and stay tuned for updates on TPRF and WOPG Facebook pages.
The Live Stream will be available on tprf.org
P.S. If you missed the live stream from Palermo, Italy, on Saturday 4 June you can watch it here.
These offerings are from a book called “Disorder in the Court.” They are word-for-word, taken down and published by court reporters who had the torment of staying calm while the exchanges were taking place.
ATTORNEY: Are you sexually active?
WITNESS: No, I just lie there.
ATTORNEY: What is your date of birth?
WITNESS: July 18th.
ATTORNEY: What year?
WITNESS: Every year.
ATTORNEY: How old is your son, the one living with you?
WITNESS: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can’t remember which.
ATTORNEY: How long has he lived with you?
WITNESS: Forty-five years.
ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn’t it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn’t know about it until the next morning?
WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam?
ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the 20-year-old, how old is he?
WITNESS: He’s 20, very close to your IQ.
ATTORNEY: Were you present when your picture was taken?
WITNESS: Are you kidding me?
ATTORNEY: She had three children, right?
ATTORNEY: How many were boys?
ATTORNEY: Were there any girls?
WITNESS: Your Honor, I need a different attorney. Can I get a new attorney?
ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?
WITNESS: By death.
ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?
WITNESS: Take a guess.
ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?
WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard.
ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?
WITNESS: Unless the Circus was in town I’m going with male.
ATTORNEY: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?
WITNESS: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.
ATTORNEY: Doctor, how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?
WITNESS: All of them. The live ones put up too much of a fight.
ATTORNEY: ALL of your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you attend?
ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 PM.
ATTORNEY: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time?
WITNESS: If not, he was by the time I finished.
ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practising law.
Could this last comment be a reference to Canadian lawyer, Jim Heller? I recon it could. :-))
Some aspects of Australian society are arse-about-face. For example, the conservatives call themselves the Liberal Party, but their is nothing ‘liberal’ about their philosophy. I call them the LIEberals. They pretend that ‘Trickle Down’ economics actually works. Prime minister Turnbull has a “plan” to trickle down “jobs and growth.”
The plan involves giving $50 billion of tax payers money to corporations and banks. Much of it will end up in the bank accounts of foreign investors. At best, it is forecast to deliver 1% growth and very few jobs. The $50 billion tax giveaway will have to be funded by cuts in government spending and sales of assets such as Medicare. Turnbull claims that Medicare will never be sold. He’s lying!
The July 2016 election is over and the LIEberal have been returned to government with a volatile senate and a lower house majority of only one. The senate will probably block many of the Lieberal’s most damaging initiatives.
Australia’s geographical isolation could be the nation’s greatest advantage. U.S. Doco film maker, Michael Moore, predicts that Donald Trump – “This wretched, ignorant, dangerous part-time clown and full-time sociopath is going to be our next (US) president.” Let’s hope that distance gives Australia some degree of protection.