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Monday, May 28, 2007

Once in a Blue Moon

There will be a blue moon this June 2007:

June 1, 2007
June 30, 2007




FULL MOON SCHEDULE FOR 2007 # Actual FullMoon Corrected forPST/PDT Best Day forFMH3 Moon Lead Hare 252 01/03 1357 GMT 01/03 0557 PST Wed Tue 01/02/07 Wolf Dr Dive 253 02/02 0525 GMT 02/01 2145 PST Thu Thu 02/01/07 Snow Deep Throat 254 03/03 2317 GMT 03/03 1517 PST Sat Sat 03/03/07 Worm Glow Worm* 255 04/02 1715 GMT 04/02 1015 PDT Mon Sun 04/01/07 Pink G-Minor* 256 05/02 1019 GMT 05/02 0319 PDT Wed Tue 05/01/07 Flower 257 06/01 0104 GMT 05/31 1704 PDT Wed Thu 06/01/07 Strawberry Art Dicko* 258 06/30 1349 GMT 06/30 0649 PDT Sat Sat 06/30/07 Blue Blue Hare Group* 259 07/30 0048 GMT 07/29/ 1748 PDT Sun Sun 07/29/07 Buck Cums Alone* 260 08/28 1035 GMT 08/28 0355 PDT Tue Tue 08/28/07 Sturgeon Donny Osmond 261 09/26 1945 GMT 09/26 1245 PDT Wed Tue 09/25/07 Harvest 262 10/26 0452 GMT 10/25 1752 PDT Thu Tue 10/25/07 Hunter’s Deep Throat* 263 11/24 1430 GMT 11/24 0630 PST Sat Sat 11/24/07 Beaver 264 12/24 0116 GMT 12/23 1716 PST Sun Sun 12/23/07 Cold Ice Box* *Permanent Hare Notes: Starting in 2007 we get almost a month more Daylight Saving Time! DST begins at 2AM on the 2nd Sunday in March (3/11) and ends at 2AM on the 1st Sunday in November (11/4). PST is eight hours earlier than GMT, and PDT is seven hours earlier than GMT. The selected run dates were adjusted to be closest to the actual time of the Full Moon but not occur on a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. There will be two total lunar eclipses: March 3 (not visible in San Diego), and August 28 when the moon enters the umbra at 0151 PDT and exits the umbra at 0524 PDT (nothing will be seen during the 8/28 run or On On period). There will be a “Blue Moon” (two full moons in the same month) in June . Respectfully submitted, Captain Hook, Celestial Navigator for the Full Moon Hash

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

What up wit it!?!!?!!

what up with bonaroo?!

what up with you?

what up with como te amo!?

what up with wilson?!

what up with bubbles?!

what up with National Geographic Adventure?!

What up wit it!?!!
Gettin sick wit it!!!!

Beleza Pura
Pura Vida

From TA to Author...Josh Dorfman, The Lazy Environmentalist

Props to my Freshman year TA for taking his career and publishing his first book:

The Lazy Environmentalist
By Josh Dorfman

Book Description
"Josh Dorfman’s perspective is a leading voice for anyone involved in new consumer-based environmentalism.”—Tom Arnold, TerraPass

We can’t all camp out in old-growth forests, lying down in front of the bulldozers. And it’s not only that we’re too busy: Some of us just don’t want our fabulous threads to get caked with mud.

But that doesn’t mean we don’t care passionately about the environment. Luckily, the days when becoming environmentally aware entailed eating bread that tasted like dirt, wearing clothes that looked like frayed burlap sacks, and spending summer vacations assailing whaling ships with Greenpeace are passing away. It is now perfectly possible (and increasingly easy) to be well fed, well coiffed, well dressed, and well traveled while remaining deeply committed to an ecologically sustainable lifestyle.

In The Lazy Environmentalist, Josh Dorfman—host of the Sirius Satellite Radio program of the same name—provides comprehensive guidance to fashion-forward consumers who are as concerned about the long-term health of our planet as they are about the design of their bathroom fixtures. Covering topics that range from clothing to electronic gadgetry, home decor to recreation, and gardening to financial investment, Dorfman lets us know which trends to watch and which eco-conscious products—cars, toothbrushes, cell phones, pet accessories—to buy. Green, it turns out, can be an extremely stylish color.

"Every day most of us have to choose between products that either look the same or do the same thing. So why not buy the product that causes the least harm to the planet? The Lazy Environmentalist is a useful guide toward making the right decisions."
- Yvon Chouinard, founder and owner, Patagonia, Inc.

"Everything you always wanted to know about greener living but were afraid to spend the rest of your life researching. Here's a great start."
- Chris Paine, writer and director, Who Killed the Electric Car?

“Instead of thinking about it ... DO IT. Buy this amazing book and get the scoop on products and ways to take care of this great planet. Become part of the movement that is loving the earth the way it truly deserves to be cared for!”
-Mariel Hemingway, actress and author of Healthy Living from the Inside Out

About the Author
JOSH DORFMAN is the creator and host of The Lazy Environmentalist, a nationally broadcast radio show on Sirius Satellite Radio’s LIME Network that informs consumers about cutting-edge, eco-friendly products and services. Also the founder of Vivavi, a furniture company that focuses on merging modern style with environmental awareness, Dorfman lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Meet Barack Obama

Audacity of Hope...

Pt. 1

Pt. 2

Fund raising:


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Controversy and False Media:

"Lies can travel halfway around the world before truth can even begin to put its shoes on." -Twain

Fox News Clips of False Reporting on Allegation from Insight Magazine Article:

Insight Article Link:


CNN Investigative Reporting, sorting out the truth:

My friend, Jen Stutsman is avidly working on his advance team for the Obama campaign. We believe, you can too!

Unwritten Letters

Im trying to write all these letters, and one day I will...in the meantime this song goes out to all those friends who are on that list of letters to write...thank you for everything.,,,

"One of these Days" by Neil Young off of Harvest Moon

One of these days,
Im gonna sit down and write a long letter
To all the good friends Ive known
And Im gonna try
And thank them all for the good times together.
Though so apart weve grown.

One of these days,
Im gonna sit down and write a long letter
To all the good friends Ive known
One of these days, one of these days, one of these days,
And it wont be long, it wont be long.

And Im gonna thank,
That old country fiddler
And all those rough boys
Who play that rock n roll
I never tried to burn any bridges
Though I know I let some good things go.

One of these days,
Im gonna sit down and write a long letter
To all the good friends Ive known
One of these days, one of these days, one of these days,
And it wont be long, it wont be long.

From down in l.a.
All the way to nashville,
From new york city
To my canadian prairie home
My friends are scattered
Like leaves from an old maple.
Some are weak, some are strong.

One of these days,
Im gonna sit down and write a long letter
To all the good friends Ive known
One of these days, one of these days, one of these days,
And it wont be long, it wont be long.

One of these days, one of these days, one of these days,
And it wont be long, it wont be long.

Poverty. Drugs. Violence. These are all common synonyms when one mentions the word favela. A favela is a common term used for the slum areas in Brazil. In Rio they are the informal communities that have grown up the hillsides, home of millions of people in Sao Paulo. From one perspective they are a haven for informal markets, unregistered housing violence and the center of drug trafficking. Although this perception of favelas is accurate to some extent, it is also a home to thousands upon millions of people, working hard to earn a living, contributing to a diverse culture and the intricate stronghold of a dichotomized society.

On my recent stop through Rio de Janeiro, I was in contact with a start up NGO, Two Brother’s Foundation, to teach English in the largest favela in Brazil, Rocinha. I had done a lot of research on favelas for my Latin American classes at George Washington University and internship with the Brazilian Embassy. I had spent over a year studying in Bahia, and learned the syndicated realities beyond the drugs and violence of favelas. I learned that in these areas of some of the most extreme poverty, people are vibrant, happy and have more zest for life than anyone. Unfortunately, I was only passing through Rio, acting as a tour guide for my brother and his girlfriend on a Brazilian tour and was unable to commit my time to volunteer with the organization. However, I did get the chance to enter Rochinha, and witness with my own eyes, the beautiful and vibrant way of life in a place often written off by the “sophisticated” or “educated” world.

Along with an influx of NGOs, the communities have also started to convey their messages beyond violence and drugs. An organization called Be a Local started up as a tourist friendly tour of the favela. Their target is primarily in the hostels of Rio, young travelers who are looking for real contact with Brazilian culture. Be a Local has a very good reputation for safety, as they advertise for your to bring your camera. Inside the favela, the normal government and police have written off jurisdiction, the drug traffickers are usually the ones who take on the role of governmental issues. They maintain order, and the well known code of the favela is that there should be no crimes committed inside the community. The Be a Local tour is run by someone high up in the food chain of the intricate system of informal governance, thus the community respects the tourists, and have a great reputation.

The typical tour starts at the entrance to the favela where you ride a motorcycle taxi to the top of the hill. There you can appreciate the views of Rio from a vantage point not many people see. The tour guide takes you down the main drag of the favela, to their main attraction, a daycare center. A portion of the money from the tours goes to the daycare center, to help it grow and expand as the demand is ever increasing. The tourists are encouraged to play with the children, as well as learn about where their contributions are going and see what kinds of projects the community has set up to help its people in need. Many tourists, when interviewed afterwards have dubbed the experience “One of the most rewarding things I have done in my life.” There are not many tours in the world that offer such an up close view of often forgotten populations. The efforts of Be a Local, as well as the work of many non profits are dedicated to change the common stereotypes of favelas, help its people overcome poverty and create a better, positive and open minded life for everyone.

Duty Free


Dutifully Duty Free
Taxed Goods Arent Good
Luxury You See

Monday, May 07, 2007

Futbol Fun

A group of travelers were hanging out in their hostel lounge...

"Don't go in the bathroom--I just took a Messy Kaká," said the Scottsman.

"Ya, Riquelme with that stench, you got to light a match," said the Brasilian.

"Ballaks!" said the Brit, "Im a get me another Klose of Guiness--any takers?"

"No man, Im gonna play some ping-pong--I be tryin to Mascherano my serve man!" said the Jamaican.

"Lets go" said the Dutchman as he Beckhamed him over to the ping-pong Rooney.

But the Jamaican was already too busy smokin some Drogba.

"Damn, I Totti was gonna come play with me," Complained the Dutchman.

"Dida see dat?! That crazy American just rolled by in his Ford Zidane. What a Buffon!" exlaimed the Jamaican.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Global Eco-tourism Conference 14-16 May 2007 Oslo, Norway

In conjunction with TIES, Eco-tourism Norway and UNEP

14-16 May 2007 Oslo Norway


Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Study Shows Cocktails Are Good for You!

Fruity cocktails count as health food, study finds

Thu Apr 19, 7:41 PM ET

A fruity cocktail may not only be fun to drink but may count as health food, U.S. and Thai researchers said on Thursday.

Adding ethanol -- the type of alcohol found in rum, vodka, tequila and other spirits -- boosted the antioxidant nutrients in strawberries and blackberries, the researchers found.

Any colored fruit might be made even more healthful with the addition of a splash of alcohol, they report in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture.

Dr. Korakot Chanjirakul and colleagues at Kasetsart University in Thailand and scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture stumbled upon their finding unexpectedly.

They were exploring ways to help keep strawberries fresh during storage. Treating the berries with alcohol increased in antioxidant capacity and free radical scavenging activity, they found.

Any colored fruit or vegetable is rich in antioxidants, whinutrition_cocktails.jpgch are chemicals that can cancel out the cell-damaging effects of compounds called free radicals.

Berries, for instance, contain compounds known as polyphenols and anthocyanins. People who eat more of these fruits and vegetables have a documented lower risk of cancer, heart disease and some neurological diseases.

The study did not address whether adding a little cocktail umbrella enhanced the effects.

to see original article, go to: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070419/hl_nm/nutrition_cocktails_dc