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Friday, October 29, 2010

Buffalohair, Joe and the UFO, A Book Review

Buffalohair, Joe and the UFO, A Book Review



Joe and the UFO, A Book Review




What would you do if by chance a UFO crash-landed in your back yard? In the case of Joe Lucky, an impoverished farmer on the brink of foreclosure, that is exactly what happened one shimmering night. Interestingly enough the back drop for Joe and the UFOSouthern Colorado region noted for exterrestrial and paranormal activity since time immemorial. Out of a quaint little science fiction story evolved an epic journey into the human experience as I read this wonderful piece written by Daniel Sanchez Leonetti.

Joe and the UFO truly was a journey for not only Joe Lucky but for the reader as well. I was thrust into the culture of Southern Colorado with colloquialisms, culture and history only found within this region. From humor and joy to the darkest of human emotions Joe and the UFO spanned the human persona. The characters came to life as they faced very real tribulations associated with an exterrestrial encounter. Heartwarming at times and ruthless as well, Joe and the UFO offers the reader an opportunity to introspectively examine their own emotions if poised with the situation that faced Joe Lucky and the other characters within this well written folktale.


You don’t have to be a UFO aficionado to appreciate this story for it’s a human tale and in some way a reflection of the era we live writhe with tumult and uncertainty. For the UFO aficionado this tale is a vindication of the realities that not only lay in the stellar beyond but within the souls of man. Joe and the UFO is bound to be a classic for within its pages is a lesson that all of mankind should heed.


The book is available at:


www.sentrybooks.com


Your Devil’s Advocate


Buffalohair

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wild Rice: From the Canoe to your Plate Read more: http://bulletins.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=bulletin.read&authorID=211478607&messageID=6684531705#ixzz12uivrCTm


By Jenice Johnson, marketing manager

For Greg Bellanger, what makes wild rice special is the effort that goes into harvesting it. Just take a look at any videos online that feature "ricing" and you can see the exertion that goes into gathering this aquatic grass seed from its watery habitat. Typically, two people venture out in a canoe among rivers and lakes with one person standing with a pole with a duckbill on the end to pull through the tall stalks of grasses. The other person takes two sticks to beat the rice off the stalks and the mature grains fall into the canoe. "It's amazing food -- it takes a lot of work to get to it and, because of that, the benefits from it are so great," Bellanger said. Bellanger is store manager of Northland Visions, a Tanka retailer in the heart of the Ojibwe community on Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis, MN. He has a strong passion for wild rice. Manoomin is the Ojibwe word for wild rice, which means "the good berry" and is a key ingredient in Tanka Wild snack sticks. "The Ojibwe originally came from the east coast and migrated west before the first settlers came," he said. "The elders had a vision that they needed to move west until they found 'the food that grows on the water.' From Minnesota to Canada, no matter how you travel from north of the Great Lakes or south, you will run into wild rice."

A family tradition

Bellanger's family, which has been ricing for years, is from the White Earth Reservation, the Mississippi band of Ojibwe tribes. His father, who is part Ojibwe, used to give away wild rice for Christmas gifts. "I remember it being hot, sticky, dirty and a very long day, but I enjoyed every minute of it and found it very humbling, and wanted to do it again and again," Bellanger recalls of his ricing days as a youth. "The most rewarding part is eating the fruits of your labor, knowing it is by your hand it was harvested, cleaned and dried to your liking." In 1995, Bellanger's father started a gift package business out of their home. The family business moved to its current location on Franklin Avenue a few years later. They sell various native-made arts and jewelry, as well as a variety of wild rice products, such as wild rice pancake mix and wild rice soup.

Natural vs. cultivated

Bellanger said that wild rice is a very versatile food, but much different than what you might find at the grocery store, which is a cultivated version of the seed. The cultivated version is always black and is an isolated variety instead of the various 13 strains you can get from natural harvesting. "The dark color comes from the protective seed coating that is naturally black and is usually scratched and partially worn away during the parching and cleaning process," Bellanger said. "When the coating is left intact it makes it harder for the rice to absorb water extending the cooking time." Once a combine runs through the cultivated wild rice, Bellanger said it can make "millions of pounds, but doesn't have the same flavor because it doesn't have the genetic strains and varieties" you get from natural harvesting. "That's why you get different sizes and color depending on which part of the state it grows in and the growing season," Bellanger said of natural wild rice. "There is a taste difference, too. It's nuttier if it's from here and gets starchier when it gets big. It's a personal preference." Anyone can harvest wild rice with a license on state lands. Reservations though, require you to be a band member to harvest on their lands. Northland Visions buys its rice from native pickers from Northern Minnesota -- the White Earth and Leech Lake areas. According to wildrice.org, "Each year, U.S. lake and river producers harvest approximately 0.5 million pounds of the "wild" varieties of Wild Rice." Minnesota's wild rice web site, mnwildrice.org, states Minnesota harvests between four and six and half million pounds of cultivated rice each year and is about $5 per pound.

Healthy advantages

Along with the multitude of wild rice strains, there are several ways to eat it. Bellanger said any wild game actually makes it taste better or it can be barely cooked and put in salad. Or left over wild rice can be used with eggs, such as in an omelet. The main thing Bellanger said he wants people to know about wild rice is to realize its benefits, which he said justifies the expense. He listed wild rice's health benefits, which includes being rich in potassium, riboflavin and niacin as well as being a good source of fiber and protein. "Wild rice is perfect if you are looking for something to add to your diet that is healthy, tastes goods and goes with everything. It's a little more expensive, but expands three to one. For every cup of dry turns into three cups," he said. "People are looking for healthier ways to eat and even kids like it." You can keep up with Northland Visions here.

Related wild rice links:

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Buffalohair, Coyotes Call for Help!

Buffalohair, Coyotes Call for Help!



Coyotes Call for Help!



With man ever encroaching in the natural habitat of all animals its no surprise that so called civilized people have taken the next step in eradicating any living thing that crosses it path. Tribally speaking, the coyote has always been our brother since no matter how hard settlers tried to exterminate us,we still returned just like the coyote. Therefore I am forwarding this request so the world will be aware of this genocidal act against nature.
Buffalohair

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Attn, ALL Native/Indigenous Nations, Coyote Clans, animal lovers, coyote spirit 2 legged and those who honor all living creatures that ALL have a right to share our “Earth Mother”. Tomorrow the City Council of Arcadia, California will be voting to authorize the killing of all coyotes in the hills of Arcadia. They will be allocating thousands of dollars to achieve this end to the Coyote nation. Who was here first? It doesn’t matter to the 2 legged who wield their power to reduce, diminish and exterminate the natural inhabitants of these sacred hills.

Sound familiar? So the call goes out, I have received an urgent request for representation from our nations on behalf of our 4 legged brothers & sisters we call “Coyote”. In the Creators name of all that is “sacred” Join us, native family & “spiritual leaders” speak to end this doing and slaughter of the Coyote nation.

When: Tues, Oct. 19th, 2010
Where: 250 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, Ca.
Time: 6pm

The press will be covering this so we need the “spiritual leaders” of our community to attend and give “word” to the “heart” of this council that of all who are placed here by the Creator have a right to live, free from decimation, as we, native people’s, who have also suffered at the hands of those who call themselves “the elected officials in charge of governing”. For the PEACE & BALANCE of our community we must peacefully in our natural “Harmonic expression of oneness” tell the story for the coyote nation.

I can also be reached at (626) 482-9277.

Tlazacomtli malik (nauhlt), Pilamaya (Lakota) “Great Heartfelt Thanks”


Daniel Cuatli Yalt (Eagle Warrior), Dine/Apache/Mayan


This entry was posted on October 19, 2010 at 1:27 pm and is filed under America’s, , ,

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Buffalohair, Chilean Miner: We Thanked G*D


Buffalohair, Chilean Miner: We Thanked G*D


Chilean Miner: We Thanked G*D

  The rescue of the 33 miners in Chili was nothing short of a miracle considering the circumstances.  They were not discovered for 17 days and if it were not for Chilean President Sebastian Pinera’s insistence not to give up the search the miners would have been left to starve to death a half mile underground. This 69 day ordeal was a classic example of how people could survive insurmountable odds. It is clear Luis Urzua, foreman and last miner out of the hole, was a hero for his structured stewardship. But there was something else that played a vital role in their survival, the spiritual connection within their dogma.



Though I’m not fully aware of the chronology within the mine it was made clear Luis had the respect of his fellow miners. With his guidance everyone was assigned ‘   purpose and direction’ if only to keep them sane. The eldest miner, Mario Gomez, was appointed spiritual leader or medicine man since it was obvious he had wisdom and respect as well. Establishing a routine of prayer, while building faith and hope was critical in controlling panic during this ordeal. I’ve always contended that the key to survival lay within all the dogmas of the universe and this was a classic example of this axiom.


The miners were hoping their ordeal would come to some significance and I am happy to say it did, if anyone was paying attention. The first 17 days will have been the hardest to endure since they were in total black out conditions with limited resources. The fact they were incommunicado added to the stress since they did not know if they would ever be discovered. If it were not for the fact they had faith all the provisions in the world would not have kept them from going insane with fear and panic before they were discovered. Hopelessness breeds suicide and other less than desirable mental disorders during adverse conditions and this story could have easily ended in death. Miner and spiritual leader Mario Gomez dropped to his knees while clutching the Chilean flag when he came out of the rescue capsule. He was offering thanks within his dogma and with good reason, he and his compatriots were alive and they beat insurmountable odds in the process. They experienced a miracle, there is no question.


With news of the epic rescue operation in Chile, Chinese citizens have begun to question their government for its lackluster performance in a vast majority of their mining disasters. Now the question is how many of their loved ones were left to die underground. The Chinese Communist Party has turned a deaf ear on its own people long ago and if they could get away with it, they would simply place a plague on all the mining sites rather than spend the money to save lives. People who’ve divulged to the media there was a mining accident are usually incarcerated since China has a policy of covering up their disasters or simply lying about them. Mining incidents are never reveled if they can get away with it and thousands of miners have died in the process. Many of the miners were slaves and expendable in the CCP’s eyes. Since it is a crime to practice any dogma or discipline under this pseudo-communist regime I doubt the miners would have been allowed to seek out spiritual assistance anyway. If they did they would most likely be arrested after their rescue. Fortunately the miners in Chile did not have to face this consequence. Their spiritual connection saved their lives and their sanity.


It really does not matter what your dogma is since all religions celebrate the Creator together on the other side. There is only one race, the human race for tint is irrelevant in all reality. The key to surviving earth changes is really quite simple if you were to pay attention to what was written or said within your dogma. The miners in Chile were faced with one of the most difficult situations imaginable and they survived. It should be noted that they all thanked G*D upon their return to the surface world. They believed they would survive and placed absolute faith in their tradition and dogma. I would love to interview Mario Gomez. I know in my heart he had contact with good spirits.


This mining disaster was a microcosm of what mankind will soon face during the more virulent times we face as a civilization. It was said in many visions that no place on the planet would be spared from the cleansing wrath of Mother Earth, nowhere. It is a sure bet these miners stand an excellent chance of surviving the time of change since they witnessed first hand the medicine of their dogma. By no means am I selling short the valiant efforts of the international team of experts that converged on the San Jose’ Mountains of Chile. They are heroes in their own right since they achieved the impossible. One person stated that this was a “text book rescue”. The only thing they failed to mention was the fact the pages were being written as the rescue operation progressed.


According to inside sources no one knew if this was going to work but they managed to pull it off without a hitch, well except in the case of rescued miner Yonni Barrios. His wife declined to celebrate her philandering husbands return from the dead and sent his mistress instead, ouch. She was none to pleased with the revelation her hubby had a ‘spare spouse’. Oh well, he had to clean up his act after getting a new lease on life anyway eh.


In any event this rescue was an engineering marvel under extreme conditions with 33 lives hanging in the balance. It enjoined some of the greatest minds in the mining industry in this multi-national emergency rescue effort. For Chilean President Sebastian Pinera this may very well be his finest hour because it was his decision not to give up hope. Though everyone will pat each other on the back for this successful mission and deservedly so, spirituality and the intangible aspects of absolute faith also played a major role in the final outcome. Let this mining catastrophe be a lesson in survival on both the physical AND spiritual plain. Your life may very well depend on it in the future.


Your Devil’s Advocate
Buffalohair


This entry was posted on October 14, 2010 at 3:36 pm and is filed under America’s with tags China, Dogma, Survival, Spirituality, chilean mine rescue, Sebastian Pinera, luis urzua, mario gomez, mining, faith.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Buffalohair 101 Ways to Prepare Long Pork

Buffalohair 101 Ways to Prepare Long Pork



101 Ways to Prepare Long Pork

With food shortages and famine encroaching on civilization it should come as no surprise that alternative food sources will gain more popularity as necessity dictates. The ‘junk’ fish people use to discard will find its way onto the frying pan by thankful and starving anglers in the near future. Bones will become the mainstay rather than Fido’s Scooby Treats; hmm Fido will look pretty tasty as well. The 3-Day Chicken will become commonplace once again provided there are chickens. But when things get dicey and sustenance becomes nonexistent, for a host of catastrophic reasons, the dead guy lying next to you may very well hold the key to your existence. Welcome to the dark side of survival, where a person is forced to lift a fork and consume a fellow human being in the age old culinary adventure called cannibalism. Guess a person could use chop sticks or a piece of fry bread if they chose to.


Granted this is a very taboo subject and totally unacceptable under most conditions but there are times when dining on others is permissible. Throughout the ages people have been placed in situations where they either died along side others or ate from the flesh of the dead. It was once said that Columbus cut and quartered plump native kids then pickled them in wood casks for his first return trip from the ‘New World’. The Donner Party and well as Al Packer comes to mind in American cannibal lore. An old sailor once told me about an unwritten maritime law where it was OK when stranded in a lifeboat to eat a fellow crewman if they expired before you. The Andes Flight Disaster of Oct. 13 1972 where a Uruguayan airplane crashed in the Andes with a soccer team onboard was a classic case for cannibalism and survival. So please bear in mind that the situation must be extreme before people are added to the menu. And in no way am I condoning human flesh as ‘the other white meat’. Personally I prefer legs and thighs, dark meat please.


Let’s say that you and a group of your friends and family survived the time of change and dodged all the bullets man and nature tossed your way. You’ve built a compound with all the amenities your group needs such as living quarters, kitchen and crapper. Reverting to hunter gatherer techniques the hunters would go out in quest of food for the newly evolving clan. Others would scavenge through the ruins of civilization for just about anything useful to bring back to camp. Building materials, clothing, food and other items would be collected as the budding community grows. Eventually anything that was good would be picked through and all the food stuffs would be gathered. Weeks would pass into months then one day the hunters report that the wild game is disappearing.


As time progresses, the hunters come back empty handed more and more. Food stuffs gathered from the ruins of civilization become depleted and the villagers are getting hungry. Daily, people begin to sicken as starvation and disease sets in. First it’s the elderly then the children start to die. The healthiest people begin to succumb from the pangs of starvation as well. Then a bulb lights up in your head, “Why don’t we eat Uncle Otis? After all, he’s dead anyway.” In all reality there would be allot of soul searching before a fork touched Uncle Otis since it’s not normal to eat people, let alone a relative. Whence all the tears were shed and you made your peace with the Creator it’s time to prepare supper. Where would a person start when it came to eating human flesh? And where is Andrew Zimmern (Bazaar Foods, TLC) when you need him?


Long Pork (LP) has been slang for human meat since time immemorial. Interestingly enough human meat or LP has also been treated like pork since it must be well cooked before consuming. So now you have Uncle Otis on the chopping block. The first thing you should do is to dress him out. No, I don’t mean only take his cloths off but to remove the skin and the internal organs then save. Remove the skinned head and place with organs and skin in bucket. Be careful not to tear or puncture the stomach or intestines since the contents can taint the meat. At this time you should check the liver for spots since that would tell you if the meat is diseased or not. Hopefully Uncle Otis was healthy, other than the fact he starved to death. It is a sure bet he will not have much fat on him. Lean is good since triglycerides and serum cholesterol would still be an issue for some folks. LP is greasy and filled with antibiotics, growth hormones and other nasty chemicals that is in their feed so beware because human is also not Kosher or Halal.


LP would provide needed protein for survival in the form of chops and steaks. The back strap would be small but offer tender cuts of meat. Ribs are ribs and neck bone makes good soup. But if you had a grinder burger would be a good way to deal with other odd cuts of meat a human carcass would glean. With that in mind cleaning the intestines would be an excellent idea since you would be able to make sausage also. Hopefully you would have an abundance of salt to preserve your culinary bounty. If not, then it would behoove you to smoke all the meat for preservation sake. There is debate in some circles as to whether red or white wine should be served with LP. In this instance its rule of thumb that red wine should be served since in all actuality LP is a red meat. A vintage Cabernet Sauvignon would be nice. Side dishes are subject to tastes but if you had side dishes in the first place Uncle Otis would not be on the table. Spices are spices so season to taste and hopefully you packed a couple bottles of garlic salt in your survival pack. Just remember to cook until well done because LP may get you sick if served under cooked like other pork products.


There are other factors to consider as well. Is there water handy? If not and there is no possibility of finding any, you will soon be dead along side Uncle Otis within a week or so even if you drank his urine and blood. Thirst would trump hunger as dehydration turned your flesh into jerky. Delirium would set in well before you ever got hungry enough to stick a fork into Uncle Otis. Madness would ensue as your system shut down. Death would become your liberator. Worse yet, you are captured by others that enjoy the taste of LP who promptly tosses you on a make shift rotisserie. No salt, no pepper, not even a sprig of parsley. You are roasted alive without a hint of seasoning. How barbaric could it possibly be? Just to add insult to injury your captures would dine on your char broiled essence while drinking a poor quality pilsner beer. Have they no shame?


Seasoned or unseasoned there is no question that cannibalism is on the rise around the world. Starvation leads to desperation and cannibalism has taken on a new dimension in this era. Ritualistic cannibalism has gone off the charts as well. This is more ghoulishly macabre by design since it’s not about consuming human flesh for survival; it’s more about consuming people because you like it or some bonehead spirit told you to. The consumption of human fetuses for ritual or virility in stews and stir-fry crosses all continents. The scent of placenta soup still wafts in the air of some old world communities after a child is born. Would feeding fat Burmese babies to leeches in vats of water be considered a form of cannibalism if people ate the leeches?


One such restaurant in Thailand specialized in meals prepared with leeches. Burmese soldiers sell infants to Thai human traffickers who in turn sell plump healthy infants to restaurateurs. The restaurateurs fatten up the child then placed them in vats so the leeches can suck the rich milk fed blood from the infant’s veins. The leaches would get fat and juicy then the chef would pluck one out of the baby/water mixture and into a wok filled with spices, vegetables and shrimp paste. To the joy of exotic food aficionados their dining experience would be complete with a piping hot plate of steamed rice and succulent leeches in its own sauce. The leeches would be semi sweet from milk fat yet maintain their musky and savory leach flavor through the ginger onions, garlic and tamarind. So back to my moral dilemma, if the leaches are full of human baby blood when they are cooked and served would the person who ate the leeches be a cannibal? Would the diner be more of a cannibal if they knowingly ate leeches filled with baby blood? It is alleged General Than Shwe of Burma has taken part in sacrificial rituals involving the consumption of human flesh on more than one occasion. Ritual murder and cannibalism has become a military terror tactic for this criminal regime as well. Shwe is not the only one who practices this dark ritual, not by a long shot. Supermodel Naomi “Blood Diamonds” Campbell’s sweetie, Charles Taylor of Liberia comes to mind though I doubt Shwe or Taylor dined on leeches filled with baby blood.


If it were not for the fact I heard these eyewitness accounts from Christian missionaries and Karen refugees I would not have fathomed this reality. But after visiting and interviewing the survivors of Burma’s blood soaked regime it became clear torture and death was an excepted part of their normality. The only way to cope with the vivid images of gore from disemboweled bodies hung along pathways or to witness loved ones being butchered to death by a crowd of laughing sadistic soldiers is to raise the bar in what is perceived as sane. If not, a person would surely go mad from all the cruelty they endure. Many of my Asian friends barely raise an eye brow during at bloody western horror movie. In reality they experienced much worse from barbaric soldiers before they came to America. Ritual cannibalism committed by Burmese soldiers was not a surprise revelation. In fact ritual cannibalism is more common than people think and it’s being performed on every continent, well maybe not Antarctica. From India and the followers of Kali to the USA and the secret sects that roam the countryside, LP is on the menu. Maybe next time someone offers you some home made blood sausage you’ll think twice. Toss in a Kaiser roll some sour kraut and mustard, oh yeah, that’s what I’m talking about.


In closing, eating people is not cool, generally speaking. Under the right conditions having a filet of Fred or a side of Sidney can save your life in the most extreme of conditions. If you have to eat Uncle Otis the right seasoning and preparation will make the most of your cannibalistic culinary adventure. After all, it’s not your fault you are starving to death. So make the best out of a bad situation with a Cotesdeporc Charcutiere au Otis and a wine of your choosing. Just so you know, eating your neighbors is illegal in most Canadian Provinces though I am not sure about Quebec. It is anybody’s guess in America since politicians are known to eat their young. But if for some reason your fridge is packed with LP chops and steaks now, you may be in need of an attorney. Ritual, fetish or simply because you enjoy the taste of human flesh is no excuse for cannibalism. The exception to the rule is if you’re one of the forgotten millions of homeless and starving people around the globe, bon app├ętit.


Your Devil’s Advocate
Buffalohair


This entry was posted on October 9, 2010 at 7:40 pm and is filed under Reflets Sombres with tags , , , , , , , , .

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010

New foreclosure defense: Prove I owe you – A Lawyer said, Can you Prove you own the note?


New foreclosure defense: Prove I owe you – A Lawyer said, Can you Prove you own the note?

From Ann’s Survival Journal at Buffalohair-Jage Press


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