DID YOU KNOW THAT ROSEANNE RAN FOR PRESIDENT IN 2012?

Many of us remember Roseanne Barr from her small screen days as domestic Goddess on the Roseanne Show.  The Roseanne Show lasted 9 seasons from 1988 to 1997 and garnered her an Emmy and Golden Globe.  Prior to the Roseanne Show – she was a stand-up comedian.  Roseanne has worn many hats; actress, comedian, writer, television producer and director.  But what many people don’t know, is that Roseanne was also a presidential candidate in the 2012 race.  She ran as nominee for the California-based Peace and Freedom Party.  It’s too bad that the United States of America only knows and elects one of the two major parties – Democratic or Republican, like most other democratic countries.  It would have been great if Roseanne had more publicity and support surrounding her presidential run as she is a voice for many disenfranchised American’s that are not affiliated with either Democratic or Republican policies.  Roseanne is a voice for so many (not only in America) but around the world who feel their governments are not working for the people but for the corporations that keep them in power to ensure that government policies are to their best interests.

Roseanne is a feminist who really isn’t afraid to speak her mind and get her messages across, whether through stand-up, her television sitcom and her short-run as talk show host.  Here are some of my favourite Roseanne quotes:

 

“It was always important to me because I have a gay brother and a gay sister, and we were raised in Salt Lake City, Utah and they went through a significant amount of bullying and so, it was always important to me, cause – you know, it was always a big issue in my life and it was very, very difficult to get it on television and it was a very hard fight.  But you know, it’s proven to have been the right thing to do.”  On gay characters on television (and on-screen lesbian kiss on her sitcom – Roseanne

“The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power.  You just take it.”

“My hope is that gays will be running the world, because then there would be no war.  Just a greater emphasis on military apparel.”

“There’s a lot more to being a woman than being a mother, but there’s a hell of a lot more to being a mother than most people suspect.”

“One of the first things I bought when I made ‘Roseanne Show’ money was a farm in Iowa.”

“You know, I’m blessed.  ‘Blessed’ is a better way of saying ‘rich’.”

“Both the Democratic and Republican parties are bought and paid for by corporate America and cater to the needs of the highest bidder as opposed to the people they claim to represent.  I cannot be bought.”

“Facts and data, rather than opinion, are the two cornerstones of problem solving, and yet they are consistently withheld from the people by American media.  We must have facts and data in order to recognize where there is a problem!”

“I meditate so I know how to find a peaceful place within to be calm and peaceful.”

“I’m God because I have the power to control my mind.”

“I’m not a politician.  I think that uniquely qualifies me to become president of the U.S.”

“There is no real third-party in America.  There’s this one party that has two sides to it – the Democratic and Republican side.  It’s one party that has two heads.”

“I know that I pay 48 percent of my income to taxes.  You know, I wouldn’t mind so much if it wasn’t going just to export war.  If it was actually going to help the people of the United States, I would gladly pay more.”

“It’s not really the job of a public servant to inspire, but to get the job that the people demand done.  The Democrats think that if they have hope and are inspired, things will get better, but they actually won’t.”

“When I want to lose weight, I have a simple solution; I eat less and move more.”

“It’s a perfect protein and it has no carbohydrates, it’s full of fat – but it’s the right kind of fat that the human body needs.  So if we would start getting our protein from macadamia nuts, we could suspend all cheeseburger farming and hence, do away with greenhouse gas effects.”

“Women of this planet need some essential resources:  wells, seeds and roads.  That is primarily all we have ever needed.  Added to that, women need righteous and strong men who will help us to use our most cherished gifts:  the ability to multitask and problem solve.”

The problem with our society today is that we believe all the hype that is fed to us daily by celebrity gossip newspapers, magazines and television shows.  Also, mainstream media has lost all journalistic integrity because it consistently reports the news that they want you to see and not what is really going on around the world.  This is why Roseanne did not receive news coverage about her presidential campaign that wasn’t biased or taken seriously.  How is it that the Republican party glorified Sarah Palin (a virtual nobody) as a potential Vice President?  But a smart intelligent women who  has great ideas, understands foreign policy, genuinely cares for the disenfranchised and not big corporations or Wall Street be deemed unfit to run for president?  Something is definitely wrong with the democratic system, not only in the United States – but everywhere.

The Occupy Movement was successful in relaying their message to everyone on how the distribution of wealth is not reaching the 99 percent – that movement was revolutionary.  Yet Wall Street and the CEO’s of those who robbed so many innocent people have yet to be punished – they continue to be protected by the government.  Roseanne rallied during the Occupy Movement.  So many celebrities are talking about ‘starting their own revolution’ – let’s hope they put their money where their mouth is.  Will they be out marching with the disenfranchised – will they run for office so that they can create legislation that will help the disenfranchised and not the 1 percent.  Will they fight for the environment, equality and justice for all?  Only time will tell.  Right now – I know that Roseanne has put her money where her mouth is and I am sure – will do so again!

Roseanne – continue to create positive change in the world because, many of us are still listening.

Roseanne

Together, we can make the world a more positive one!

 

 

 

REVOLUTION FOR CHANGE

Every where you turn, you hear about corrupt governments, corporations and politics.  These governments and corporations are only concerned about their own well-being.  Governments don’t make policies that affect positive change in the world – they legislate policies that allow big oil companies to deplete the worlds natural resources, fill the pockets of greedy bankers and keep the poor poor and disenfranchised.  Think about it….how difficult is it to legislate financial penalties to corporations for causing environmental catastrophe’s so that they, and many other corporations, don’t continue their reckless habits?  How difficult is it to make laws so that the automobile sector build cars that are affordable and won’t be a danger to the environment and our health?  Is it possible to create a world and governments that:

  • Award those who are innovative and have ideas that will be sustainable today and for future generations.
  • Not be afraid to punish companies for taking advantage of the working class.
  • Enact laws to help those who need it most and not just talk out of their ass.
  • Tax those the make the most money – the billionaires of those corporations who are benefitting from outrageous profits.
  • Tax corporations who manufacture processed foods – we all know they are not good for us.  Charge more for this type of food and less for healthy, organic and local food.
  • Spend less money on instruments of war and more on promoting peace by helping those third world countries that are being devastated by hunger, poverty and war.
  • Create well-paying jobs that will make people feel good about themselves and what they do – keeping the city streets, rivers, lakes and parks clean and free.
  • Promote wellness and being proactive in health matters.
  • Decrease the tax small businesses pay.
  • Work on urban infrastructure and develop communities that are rundown and condemned  – we don’t need more suburban developments to create more traffic chaos.
  • Make it easy for individuals to work closer to home – this will be great for the environment and will increase productivity.
  • Ensure our seniors are taken care of by ensuring they don’t pay any further taxes (unless they are independently wealthy and can do so).
  • Remove all religious imagery from all government buildings – there should be a definite distinction between politics and religion.
  • Remove all previous legislation that has removed the freedoms of those who want to challenge their government (peaceful protests, spying on citizens, arresting individuals because they are ‘suspected’ of challenging their government) – these behaviours should be encouraged to keep governments honest.
  • Enact laws that won’t allow companies to build their products overseas (because of cheap labour) and give them incentives to build locally and hire locally.
  • No more Wal-Mart, Target, McDonald’s, Burger King, Home Depot, Wendy’s, Tim Horton’s, Starbucks, etc….we have enough of them.
  • Stop poisoning our land, water and environment – we only have this planet, when it is destroyed, we can’t go elsewhere.

We need more individuals to stand up and create a movement that removes itself from the corruption that exists today.  We need to create a movement of love, compassion and equality.  Governments should not be a threat to their own people and there should not only be one or two alternatives to government.  The system we have today is not working – it hasn’t been for decades.  As far as I can tell, there is more corruption and more greed and policy makers are not interested about the people but rather what they can personally gain.  A revolution has begun – we have seen it, people have had enough – We have seen what happened on Wall Street, in Egypt and Turkey and let’s hope that it continues and that these movements become bigger and stronger until greedy corporations and corrupt governments can’t take it anymore.  We need a movement for change – we need a Coalition of Positive Energy.

Russel Brand puts it in perspective in this interview on Newsnight with Jeremy Paxman:

Together, we can make the world a more positive one!

 

THIS FILM CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE!!

I had the pleasure of watching a documentary that has reinforced my desire to live a lifestyle that promotes good health, vitality and happiness.  The documentary is called; Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.  The film follows Joe Cross, a successful Australian business man,  and his quest to live a much healthier lifestyle, lose weight and detoxifying his body solely by juicing.  His transformation and success after 60 days is tremendous.  A camera crew follows Joe across the United States for 60 days as he talks with people about the importance of proper nutrition and exercise.  I wasn’t too shocked at some of the reactions Joe received from some of the people he talked to.  I believe that so many American’s are not motivated to become healthier precisely because of what they are eating.  The food that so many American’s eat is addictive, processed, holds no nutritional value and keeps them tired and in a state of haze.

Here is a clip of this amazing and beneficial documentary:

Joe Cross is an inspiration and has created a film that validates that we can all become healthier by ‘rebooting our bodies’ through juicing, and reverse many of the ailments we have caused through neglect and unhealthy food choices.   It is evident that this ‘reboot’ is life-changing and Joe isn’t the only proof – as you will see when you watch the film. 

Many of us make excuses not to become healthier – many of the people Joe has talked with during the film, clearly state that they know they are not eating healthy and understand that they are overweight but they lack the motivation to do anything about it.  Many people just don’t care and are misinformed.  Others – just enjoy their addiction to processed foods to want to do anything about it.  Those that do understand the health implications of what their diet is doing to them – blame themselves.  Yes, it is partially their fault as they do choose to eat processed food everyday but I also believe that the food companies should be held accountable for the products they are selling.  Cigarettes have warnings – why is it that processed foods don’t have a warning that their food is addictive and will cause diabetes, obesity, risk of heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and even death?  These corporations don’t care about the health of the consumers – they only care about the bottom line.

We need to become more proactive in our health to ensure have quality of life.  We also need to be informed about our food choices and what affects they will have on our bodies – this should be a mandatory course offered along with physical education.  Imagine a world in which people don’t anser to corporations but a world in which corporations and governments answer to the people.  It’s time to remove the distractions, the haze and our addiction to food so that we can all become better, productive and informed individuals.

For more information about Joe Cross and his reboot diet, documentary and any other information, please visit his website:  http://www.rebootwithjoe.com/

Thank you Joe Cross for sharing your story and film with us!

Together, we can make the world a more positive one!

 

THIS IS HOW YOU START A REVOLUTION…….

You may not like her….but listen to what she is saying – REALLY LISTEN.  What are you hearing?  Is it time?  Let’s start a LOVE revolution and campaign for tolerance, compassion, truth, justice but most of all…..LOVE.

Here is an honest and compelling interview of why MADONNA created this short film:

ARE YOU READY?????

Together, we can make the world a more positive one!

 

 

WE NEED POSITIVE CHANGE NOW!

How well do you respond to social, political, environmental, and personal change?  We all respond to personal change in a different way – some people can just move forward without any further thought about the change that happened while others, tend to see this change as something to fear.  If we look at social, political, environmental and life change with love and as a learning experience, you will never have to fear it. 

I believe that so many people – past and present – felt so strongly about creating positive change into the world that all they could do is act on making that change happen through their passion and their desire to do good.  People like; John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi, The Dalai Lama, The Freedom Riders, Princess Diana, John Lennon, etc…because of their passion to invoke positive change – many of these people created movements that changed the world forever.  This momentum has to continue.

Here are some great quotes about change from people listed above and some other great individuals:

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” Leo Tolstoy

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking.  It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” Albert Einstein

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” Andy Warhol

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes.  Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow.  Let reality be reality.  Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” Lao Tzu

“We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.” Rick Warren

“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” George Bernard Shaw

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” Mother Teresa

“Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.” Eckhart Tolle

“No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you’ve come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.” Madonna

“All that you touch You Change.  All that you Change Changes you.  The only lasting truth is Change.  God is Change.” Octavia E. Butler

“The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways:  the point, however, is to change it.” Karl Marx

“The more things change, the more they stay the same.  I’m not sure who the first person was who said that.  Probably Shakespeare.  Or maybe Sting.  But at the moment, it’s the sentence that best explains my tragic flaw, my inability to change.  I don’t think I’m alone in this.  The more I get to know other people, the more I realize it’s kind of everyone’s flaw.  Staying exactly the same for as long as possible, standing perfectly still…It feels safer somehow.  And if you are suffering, at least the pain is familiar.  Because if you took the leap of faith, went outside the box, did something unexpected…Who knows what other pain might be out there, waiting for you.  Chances are it could be even worse.  So you maintain the status quo.  Choose the road already traveled and it doesn’t seem that bad.  Not as far as flaws go.  You’re not a drug addict. You’re not killing anyone…Except maybe yourself a little.  When we finally do change, I don’t think it happens like an earthquake or an explosion, where all of a sudden we’re like this different person.  I think it’s smaller than that.  The kind of thing most people wouldn’t even notice unless they looked at us really close.  Which, thank God, they never do.  But you notice it.  Inside you that change feels like a world of difference.  And you hope this is it.  This is the person you get to be forever…that you’ll never have to change again.”Laura J. Burns

“Desperation is the raw material of drastic change.  Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape.” William S. Burroughs

“People can cry much easier than they can change.” James Baldwin

“A little rebellion is a good thing.” Thomas Jefferson

“Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes.  If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralysed.  Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds’ wings.”  Rumi

“One of the great liabilities of history is that all too many people fail to remain awake through great periods of social change.  Every society has its protectors of status quo and its fraternities of the indifferent who are notorious for sleeping through revolutions.  Today, our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of change.” Martin Luther King Jr.

“To change one’s life:  1.  Start immediately.  2.  Do it flamboyantly.  3.  No exceptions.” William James

All of these quotes, surrounding change, are profound and inspiring.  These inspiring people lived by their words – they live (or lived) their lives based on the change they experienced and the world today is a product of how they created that change.  Change can’t happen if we sit still and do nothing.  If you are not happy with certain aspects of your life – work towards changing what you need to change to be more fulfilled.  If you are unhappy about government policies – don’t wait until someone else is unhappy about those policies – get together with like-minded people and demand the positive change you want to see. 

We are at a very crucial point in our existence – we must act on what Mahatma Gandhi insisted – “Be the change you wish to see in the world”.  Be the change you wish to see in the world – think about that.  Meditate on that quote – live that quote and you will a conduit for the change you wish to see in the world.  It’s a great place to start.

Together, we can make the world a more positive one!

MASS DESTRUCTION – FAITHLESS

The words are like poetry and the song is a call to stand up for a better world because ‘Inaction is a weapon of mass destruction’.

Here are the lyrics:

MASS DESTRUCTION

Whether long-range weapon or suicide bomber
Wicked mind is a weapon of mass destruction
Whether soaraway Sun or BBC 1
Misinformation is a weapon of mass destruct
You coulda Caucasian or a poor Asian
Racism is a weapon of mass destruction
Whether inflation or globalization
Fear is a weapon of mass destruction

My dad came into my room holding his hat
I knew he was leaving,
He sat on my bed told me some facts.
Son, I have a duty, calling on me
You and your sister be brave my little soldier
And don’t forget all I told ya
You’re the mister of the house now remember this
And when you wake up in the morning give ya momma a kiss
Then I had to say goodbye
In the morning woke momma with a kiss on each eyelid,
Even though I’m only a kid
Certain things can’t be hid
Momma grabbed me
Held me like I was made of gold
But left her inner stories untold
I said, momma it will be alright
When daddy comes home, tonight

Whether Halliburton, Enron or anyone
Greed is a weapon of mass destruction

We need to find courage, overcome
Inaction is a weapon of mass destruction (x3)

The skin under my chin is exploding again.
I’m getting stress from some other children
I’m holding it in.
We taking sides like a politician
And if I get friction we get to fighting.
I’ll defend my dad he’s the best of all men
and whatever he’s doing he’s doing the right thing.
It’s frightening, but it makes me mad,
Why do all of these people seem to hate my dad?
And if that ain’t enough now I get these spots.
I go to sleep every night with my stomach in knots
And what’s more, I can hear momma next door
Explore the radio for reports of war.
And all we ever seem to do is hide the tears.
Seems like daddy been gone for years.
But he was right, now i’m geared up for the fight
and he would be proud of me,
If my daddy came home tonight.

Whether Halliburton, Enron or anyone
Greed is a weapon of mass destruction

We need to find courage, overcome
Inaction is a weapon of mass destruction (x3)

My story stops here, let’s be clear,
This scenario is happening everywhere.
And you ain’t going to nirvana or far-vana,
you’re coming right back here to live out your karma.
With even more drama than previously, seriously.
Just how many centuries have we been
waiting for someone else to make us free?
And we refuse to see
that people overseas suffer just like we:
Bad leadership and ego’s unfettered and free
Who feed on the people they’re supposed to lead
I don’t need good people to pray and wait
For the lord to make it all straight.
There’s only now, do it right.
‘Cos I don’t want your daddy, leaving home tonight

Whether Halliburton Enron or anyone
Greed is a weapon of mass destruction

We need to find courage, overcome
Inaction is a weapon of mass destruction (x3)

 
 
Faithless has sold over 15 million records worldwide and began their career in 1995 with their number 1 US Dance hit “Salva Mea”.  They have gone on to release 6 studio albums – their final studion album is called: The Dance Never Ends released in 2010 .  Faithless is no longer together as a group as of April 2011but you can purchase all their music via iTunes!  Thanks to Rollo Armstrong, Sister Bliss and Maxi Jazz for creating some of the most thought-provoking dance/electronica music of my generation.

A GREAT SYNOPSIS ON THE CLIMATE CHANGE DEBATE

This is a great synopsis of what I have always been saying – The debate on climate change must stop because inaction is not a solution to what may or may not happen.  If you care about the planet or the environments immediate future, please watch this video and then share it with all the people you know.  Today, revolutions can begin with social media – Let’s start a revolution for our planet, our environment and our humanity.

Together, we can make the world a more positive one!

A GIRL EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW OF.

If you don’t know who Malala Yousafzai is already……I ask you to watch this short video and become inspired. 

Malala obviously had great support from her father and it definitely shows.  She is so passionate in her conviction that all girls should be allowed the chance of receiving an education to ensure they have a voice and a chance to make a difference in the world.  Imagine if all teenagers in the western world had this type of conviction…..Malala has given me hope that today’s youth will definitely be conduits in creating positive change in our world today, tomorrow and forever.

Together, we can make the world a more positive one! 

ANIMALS NEED OUR COMPASSION

Have you ever thought about the life an animal had before you ate it?  Where they ripped away from their mother?  Did the animal suffer before it ended up on your plate?  Did it have adequate living conditions? 

Have you thought about the animals that are used for clothing and fashion?  How about all those caged animals in zoos, water parks, at the circus, bullfights, rodeos and horse races?  How were they treated before their lifetime of living in cages just to be used to entertain us?  Do we really need animal experimentation to test the safety of household products, drugs and even make-up?  I’m sure there would be willing humans that would act as test subjects.

I think it is everyone’s responsibility to learn how these animals were obtained in order for them to be used for our food, fashion and entertainment.  ***Please note:  these images DO NOT compare to those I have seen of how animals are killed, beaten and tortured for food, fashion and entertainment – Also, all images obtained via internet****

FOR FOOD – Here is the reality of factory farming.  CONCENTRATION CAMPS FOR ANIMALS.

Farmed BeefCaged PigsCaged Chickens

FOR SPORT – Are animals really enjoying themselves when they are subjected to this:

Horse dies during raceWhite Albino MoosePoor calf

Elephant in painBull soaked in bloodFishing

FOR FASHION and ENTERTAINMENT – Animals are meant to roam and explore not to rot in cages in misery all their lives.

Working orcaElephant and fur-wearing modelBear prisoner

Tigers through the ring of fireElephants and horses in the circusFoxes for fur

FOR MEDICINE/SCIENCE – Animals are often used to test many things such as; make-up, household products, pharmaceutical drugs and many other things.  THEY DO NOT DESERVE THIS, especially today!

Experimental bunniesPoor monkeyTest beagles

Test monkeyWhite 'test' cat

I believe that we must advocate for those who can’t advocate for themselves.  Animals need our compassion and help – they only cry out in pain and discomfort.  We must be their voice and help them out of their cages and free them from their abuse cycle.  Animals are meant to live their lives freely and humanely.  We would be outraged if humans were treated the same way animals are.  We fight for the rights of criminals and dictator’s, we glorify war and we deplore violence towards children and women – why do we feel so disconnected when it comes to the lives of animals?

I know that we can make a difference in the lives of animals.  We can end their suffering, we can end their pain and we can end their torture…..all you have to do is understand that they, like us, have feelings and souls.  Just look into their eyes and you will see and feel their cry for help.

ANIMALS DESERVE THIS:

Free at last! AND THIS Turtle and butterfly

 

AS WELL AS THIS……Lazy PandaElephant and baby calf

Green Earth 2MooseMom and calf

FREEDOM AND LOVE…

Chimp and white tigerDian FosseyIngrid Newkirk

COMPASSION

Bird in handHen and ChicksMom and calf

TOGETHER, WE CAN MAKE THE WORLD A MORE POSITIVE ONE (EVEN FOR ANIMALS).

A LESSON ABOUT KARMA & HONESTY

We have all heard the sayings; “what goes around comes around”, “what you put out is what comes back to you”, etc….Check this video out and believe that the energy you give out into the universe is the same energy that is returned to you.  Glen James should be an inspiration to all of us.

Together, we can make the world a more positive one!