Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Mexican quake hits on anniversary (video)

Pfc. Sandoval, P. Macpherson, Crystal Quintero, Ashley Wells, Wisdom Quarterly; Univision; AP

Massive quake coincidentally falls exactly on anniversary of massive 8.0 Mexican quake? (U)
7.1 magnitude quake kills 139 as buildings crumble in Mexico's second big temblor (AP)
Puebla is about 70 miles from the capital of Mexico City. Cuba is just to the right of map.

Cuba is enormous, and surrounded by land, Mexican and Central American

El Grito dice el Homeboy
HAARP is being used to manipulate weather and guide hurricanes currently rolling through the Atlantic Ocean into the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. Last night in Westwood (the town surrounding UCLA), Los Angeles, we had a little earthquake. Then this morning Mexico was hit by a killer quake less than two weeks after a massive shocker. There are 79 139 reported dead so far. Aftershocks continue. Meanwhile, Hurricane Maria with sustained winds of 175 MPH, stronger than Hurricane Irma ("the strongest Atlantic storm ever to hit land"), is hitting Dominica and aiming for Puerto Rico. The mystery goes further.

Spanish Conquistadors, Indians
How could this killer quake fall to the day on the anniversary of a previous 8.0 quake that so shocked Mexico in 1985, it spent the morning running earthquake drills in remembrance. Moreover, Saturday was the Mexican Fourth of July called El Grito de Dolores, "The Shout" or "Scream" or, literally, "Cry of Pains." One should never confuse Cinco de Mayo with Mexican Independence Day. May 5th only celebrates a successful battle against the French. Mexico gained independence from 500 years of oppressive Spanish rule and colonialism and the Conquistadors, the "Conquerors," who came from Spain and Europe to enslave and rape the indigenous people of the America in a slow genocide that continues.

(Gobierno de la República, streamed live on Sept. 15, 2017) Así se vivió el Grito de Independencia, en el Zócalo de la Ciudad de México. ("This is how the Shout of Independence took place, in the town square of Mexico City"). This killer quake was also covered by Univision Noticias ("One Vision News").

L.A. ("Latin America") runs from Los Angeles to Patagonia

Monday, September 18, 2017

Tribes call for name changes in Yellowstone

All the Real Indians Died Off" and 20 Other Myths About Native Americans
The USA has 59 national parks with Yellowstone being the second best, behind Yosemite.
Yellowstone National Park is a national park on land taken from Native Americans in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho established by Congress and Pres. Ulysses S. Grant in 1872.
To change Yellowstone valley, peak names
The beauty of Yellowstone National Park in the winter, with wildlife, trees, and rivers
We attest: Sioux and Blackfoot were here first.
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Two tribes demonstrated in favor of renaming a valley and a mountain in Yellowstone National Park.
These places are associated with two white men who advocated [genocide, ethnic cleansing, exploitation, and the wholesale] slaughter of Native Americans and another who carried it out.
Leaders of the Blackfoot Confederacy and Great Sioux Nation gathered Saturday at Yellowstone’s North Entrance near Gardiner, Montana, tribal officials said.
The tribes seek to change the name of Hayden Valley, a sub-alpine valley just north of Yellowstone Lake, to Buffalo Nations Valley.
They want to change the name of Mount Doane, a 10,550-foot (3,216-meter) peak five miles east of the lake, to First People’s Mountain.
Old Faithful geyser, pride of the park
Efforts to change place names and remove monuments to controversial figures in U.S. history have gained momentum since white supremacists oppose taking down a statute of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and clashed in August with counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia.

But several Native American renaming efforts -- some simply to erase racist terminology from maps -- have been going on for years.
Elsewhere in Wyoming, tribes seek to change Devils Tower, the name of an 870-foot (265-meter) volcanic mesa in the first U.S. national monument, to Bear Lodge.

[White] Devils Tower
Officers at Fort Ellis, 1871. Genocidal G.C. Doane 4th from left (W.H. Jackson/USGS)
I just said, "Kill them."
Devils Tower is the name white settlers gave the feature. Bear Lodge is what the Lakota, Crow, Cheyenne, and other tribes call the formation important and sacred to their cultures.
In Yellowstone, Hayden Valley is named for Ferdinand V. Hayden, a geologist whose explorations inspired the park’s establishment in 1872 but who called for exterminating American Indians who wouldn’t acquiesce to [white rule and] becoming [indentured servants, slaves] farmers and ranchers.
I  killed them for the US Army.
Mount Doane is named after U.S. Army Lt. Gustavus Cheyney Doane, who took part in killing 173 [helpless] noncombatant Indians -- women, children, and elderly men -- in Montana in 1870.
“America’s first national park should no longer have features named after the proponents and exponents of genocide,” the Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council, which represents every tribe in Montana and Wyoming, stated in a 2014 resolution.
The tribes of Yellowstone
There are Natives in the US today. They weren't all killed. (All the Real Indians Died Off)
The tribes asked Yellowstone last year to rename Hayden Valley and Mount Doane. Park officials responded by explaining the renaming process overseen by the U.S. Geological Survey’s Board on Geographic Names, park Superintendent Dan Wenk said.
“The National Park Service understands that this is an important and sensitive issue,” Wenk said in a statement Tuesday. “We look forward to continuing this conversation.”
The Park Service has a responsibility to take up the matter with the board on the tribes’ behalf, said Crow Creek Sioux Tribe Chairman Brandon Sazue.
US genocide (Yale U.)
“We are not individuals, we are sovereign nations, many with treaty rights to this region, and those treaties are enshrined in Article VI of the U.S. Constitution,” Sazue said by email.
The Board on Geographic Names has received several emails on the issue but no official proposal to change the names of Hayden Valley or Doane Mountain, Geological Survey officials said. Source
Yellowstone National Park burning: fires periodically sweep through portions of the park.

What it's like to land on the Moon (video)

Flat Out In Plane Site, Nov. 17, 2016; Pat Macpherson, Pfc. Sandoval, Wisdom Quarterly

Undeniable proof US did not show its actual trip (or failed attempt) to reach the Moon
Speak, hear, see no...
In this exclusive: Footage of "astronauts" (astro-nots) is analyzed and refuted. What was shown to the world was an elaborate hoax. How exactly did they do this?
Even today, NASA continues to beat around the bush as to whether we have been to the Moon: It even has their astro-nots say how they can "only perform low-Earth orbit."
Spread the word. Why are we still being taught demonstrable nonsense in school? Check out a great YouTube channel called Jeranism, which is bringing more light to this subject. For example, did you know there are scuba divers in space?
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Hurricane Hillary threatens Democrats (audio)

Come buy my book or you're a sexist @$$hole!
It makes me sick to see Don on my cover!
Hillary Clinton harbors no doubts that political allies of Donald Trump astutely “guided” the release of her hacked e-mails by WikiLeaks.

And she also blames WikiLeaks for the planting of “fake news” in order to sabotage her and her struggle to become president, she tells The New Yorker's David Remnick in a long interview.

I'm better than Over-the-Hillary!
In her new book that tells reader who and what to blame, Whuh Happened???, Hurricane Hillary Clinton is by turns angry, accusatory, and apologetic about the 2016 election and her utter failure at its outcome. Trump did not win; he was appointed. But she did lose.

She promotes the view that it was infiltration by Russia as a “clear and present danger” to the US electoral process, which Republicans should take as seriously as Democrats.

She also blames Putin who could, she points out, just as easily turn on Trump now. Why did he have to turn on her? She would have made secret deals with him, too, if he had asked, but he's sexist!

Hillary's message is clear: Don't BLAME ME! (theguardian.com)
Buy this book or you're a misogynist! So what if I charge people to attend book signings?
Clinton tells old time news man Remnick, who sat next to her at a White House dinner 25 years ago, that the media failed voters by focusing coverage on scandals rather than on her words and policies, never mind her actions or her past.

She also blames sexism and how it affected voters as they judged a woman who sought the highest office in the land, forgetting that it was her. She's special.

Lock her up! Lock her up! Hillary for prison!
Voters were too dumb to see that it was her, not a woman. Just ask war criminal and former Sec'y of State Henry Kissinger, Hillary's personal friend and mentor.

Hillary also blames Pres. Obama and wishes that he had broken the rules and campaigned for her and against Don John Trump. He could have at least done it on what was known about Russian involvement.

494 pages, $59.00 + tax
She also blames Kim Jun Un and lays out a plan for diplomatic efforts to address the North Korea nuclear crisis, which she could solve in a moment if given the chance to rule the world.

A resolution is possible, Clinton believes, but she worries that “nobody’s home at the State Department. That's why she's needed to go in there and tell everybody what to do and how to do it. Her reputation for being a Dragon Lady precedes her.

Hmm, maybe she is lying.
There isn’t anybody to really guide a strategic approach to North Korea without former Sec'y of State Hillary Clinton, as opposed to tweeting and speechifying.”

David Remnick has been editor of The New Yorker since 1998 and a staff writer since 1992. He is the author of The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama. More + AUDIO

Hillary blames everyone but Hillary: book sales
Terry Gross square 2017
Hi, I'm Terry Gross.
Ten months after her surprising loss in the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton is back with a new memoir.

In What Happened, Clinton [blames everyone as she] reflects on the tumultuous campaign and her devastating defeat, as well as her experiences as the first woman running for president as a part of a major political party [other than much better candidates like Dr. Jill Stein, MD].
What follows is the transcript of the conversation between Clinton and Fresh Air's Terry Gross, which was recorded at WHYY's studio in Philadelphia.
Hillary is a CAT 5 blowing a lot of hot air.
Gross: Hillary Clinton, welcome to Fresh Air, and thank you for being here in our studio. It is a pleasure to have you here.
Clinton: Thank you so much, Terry, I am delighted to be [pitching my new $59 book. Have you bought one?]
So I want to pick up where we left off [during Clinton's 2014 Fresh Air interview] — and this isn't going in the direction that you think it is, so bear with me. More + AUDIO

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Chicano Power at The Autry: "La Raza"

TheAutry.org; Crystal Quintero, Pfc. Sandoval, Dhr. Seven, Daisy (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

(September 16, 2017-February 10, 2019)
"Chicano Power" graffiti on the wall
The Autry Museum in Griffith Park La Raza, the influential bilingual newspaper published in Los Angeles from 1967-1977, provided a voice to the Chicano Rights Movement.

La Raza engaged photographers not only as journalists but also as artists and activists to capture the definitive moments, key players, and signs and symbols of Chicano activism.

Cesar Chavez, United Farm Workers (W)
The archive of nearly 25,000 images created by these photographers, now housed at the Chicano Studies Research Center at UCLA, provides the foundation for an exhibition exploring photography’s role in articulating the social and political concerns of the Chicano Movement during a pivotal time in the art and history of the United States.

LA RAZA will be the most sustained examination to date of both the photography and the alternative press of the Chicano Movement, positioning photography not only as an artistic medium but also as a powerful tool of social activism.
Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is now at The Autry in Griffith Park, part of LA RAZA
LA RAZA is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California.

Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of The Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America. For more information, visit the Pacific Standard Time website.
"We are all immigrants" [so don't call us immigrants, and no person is illegal] (SCPR)
In Spanish (en espanol)
Zoot Suits: Cops take Chicanos to court, 1945
La Raza, el periódico bilingüe de gran influencia publicado en Los Ángeles de 1967 a 1977, dio voz al Movimiento Chicano que luchaba por los derechos de los chicanos y chicanas de esa época. Los fotógrafos que participaron en La Raza no solo trabajaron como periodistas, pero también como artistas y activistas... More
Related to this exhibition
Dolores [Huerta]: Rebel. Chicana. Activist. Feminist. Mother (fandango.com)