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Check Out Scholarship Opportunities on Falcon's New Blog

Fri, 08 Apr 2011 15:52:00 +0000

Hello World Family, Falcon here with the new blog connected to my book release: http://parentsstudentsdebtfree.blogspot.com Check out this blog for the latest in undergrad, graduate and doctoral scholarship, internship and stipend opportunities. I just posted three new opportunities NOW! Check them out. All this is in anticipation of my new book, DEBT FREE COLLEGE: GET IN, STAY IN, GRADUATE DEBT FREE There will be TONS of valuable information in the book for less than the price of coffee for a week. One book, save thousands....sound like a good deal? Why did I write this book? Because Dove and I learned a lot during the process of her education, especially about what families are NEVER TOLD about looking for scholarship opportunities, study and organizational skills, working with admissions offices, etc. We want you to know what we learned because it will save you money. Thank you for your loyal support of Falcon and Dove. Now, students, get over to the new blog and check out all the cool stuff! Keep an eye on it. Subscribe if you will. After all, it is FREE! Peace, Falcon and Dove



Acceptance week for college students:What to do right now!

Tue, 29 Mar 2011 17:11:00 +0000

Hello World Family of students about to go to college! NOTE: There was a computer glitch when posting, so none of the paragraphs came out correctly. Sorry about the giant blob:) The information is too important to miss, so I went ahead and posted it anyway. I will correct the problem as soon as I can-thanks, Brothers and Sisters.! This is the week! Many high school students who have applied to college in the standard admission cycle are now about to receive their answer on acceptance to various universities in the U.S. Some important points: Evaluate your acceptance letters (and possibly the accompanying financial aid-merit aid information0 carefully. Sit down and review the literature carefully. Take all costs into account and remember to include meal plan and campus housing costs. If a merit aid scholarship provided by the school includes a scholarship for housing, this is a very good thing. If it doesn't, or you don't know if it does or doesn't, contact your admissions counselor and find out immediately. This is a very important issue. Be ready to pay that matriculation fee in the next 30 days or so. It could be hundreds of dollars, so make sure you set aside some cash to pay it. IT YOU CANNOT AFFORD THE FEE, CONTACT YOUR ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR IMMEDIATELY! There may be money available to cover than expense for a student who intends to attend that given school. Ask, there is no problem with that. Everyone today understands money is tight for everyone. Ask for what you need, and don't be afraid to ask. If you also have a grants-in-aid award (sports award for DI, DII, and NAIA; DIII does NOT award sports grants-in-aid. Please see http://www.ncaa.org/ or http://www.naia.org/.) find out if this is a full, half or amount centered award. Make sure your GPA stays up along with your standardized test scores to ensure that you stay eligible your freshman year for participation. It is also important because many universities have an 'automatic merit money' system that entitles you to scholarships based on getting a certain score on your SAT or ACT along with maintaining your GPA. DO NOT SLACK NOW! Many top schools make your acceptance contingent on continuing to perform well through the end of the year. Don't slip now. ACCEPTED STUDENT VISITS If you can go and visit, Falcon recommends that you do so. Don't visit every school you are accepted to if you visited them for consideration when you applied, but absolutely visit your First Choice school again to ensure that they really are the best match. Every one should be very nice to you on these visits. If they aren't, consider your attendance there. After all, this may well be the best you and your family are ever treated there. If they aren't nice now, what will they become later? You need to know they appreciate your presence. After all, you are going to spend thousands of dollars there. You may spend more money in college that you do on your house. You need to feel that they appreciate your investment and future accolades for that university. If they don't...reconsider your choice. It's about you, not the name of the school or the so-called prestige. If they aren't doing their best for you....next. SEE THE RESIDENCE HOUSING-not just the model. Freshman students often can only stay in certain dormitory housing. See where you are actually going to live. EAT AT THE CAFETERIA-find out how good (or not) the food is now. That may determine what kind of meal plan you choose, if you have a choice. Find out if it carries over from semester to semester or if it expires. Unused meals mean lost money-make sure you know what the circumstances are. BEFORE YOU GO TO VISIT: Make an appointment to see the Career Services department and have a sit-down. Even if you don't know what you major will be, you need to know that this department is as sharp as the academic departments at your chosen school. Education is essential, but if the career services department of your university is weak, it will make it harder for you to get a job. Not good. Schedule a meet with financia[...]



Our Statement to Allegheny County Council

Thu, 10 Mar 2011 04:15:00 +0000

Infrastructure Compromise by Stephanie Simmons Part of sensible terra-based risk assessment analysis includes the evaluation of the collective geology of a given region, and its existing assets or detriments to a given approach or technology. In the case of unconventional horizontal acquisition of natural gas in the Marcellus black shale, there is no evidence that real world environmental hazards and their history as well as legacy were included in the assessment. Apparently, nor were migration problems, structural integrity, or transfer and transport incidents. At a 4.5% accident rate, this particular form of gas acquisition has exceeded the mere 1.4% accident rate of coal mining over its entire historic existence. This does not include the number of accidents that may have a gas migration and contamination component. No one wants to think of the implications of that. Even in the vacuum that was black shale gas acquisition assessment by the industry, risk was labeled as high by those consultants paid to assess this approach: high risk to workers, and even to the shale itself. Supporting documents are included. An already aging infrastructure in the commonwealth does not lend itself well to a geological approach that would without a doubt advance deterioration of said infrastructure by increasing instability of the sedimentary layer and strata, as well as filling substrate vacated by gas vapors with sand insufficient to support between 7,000 and 10,000 ft of low and high volatile bituminous coal, anthracite, various combinations of soil, limestone, quartz, the presence of Cd, Cs, Pb, Hg, Strontium, radon, methane, aquifers, underground streams, the Wisconsin Glacier and the proverbial partridge in a pear tree. The process of acquisitioning the natural gas within the shale along a pre-Jurassic fault line releases salts that are highly corrosive and acid pH so low that macroinvertebrates and macrophytes cannot thrive in it. Soil pH is impacted as well, creating a highly undesirable environment for any infrastructure that touches air, soil, and water in this region. To exacerbate this already critical element, water treatment plants have been changing their preferred method of treatment away from chlorine to other water purifiers that are more stable, but high acid themselves. This is due to the presence of bromides that come hand in hand with this development. Some forms of treatment already in use in Allegheny County will dissolve rubber, leech old sediment, heavy metals including lead, and other hazards out of aging pipes and directly into businesses and households. Remediation equipment is cost prohibitive per household in a county with the largest population of elders on fixed income in the nation, whose remaining population (thanks to legacy pollution) is living on average 10.34 years less than our comparable neighbors. For infrastructure in our region, this is the Perfect Storm of stupid, as threats come from every angle originating from a single source-a pebble drop called black shale natural gas acquisition that has concentric circles of impact so profound that it will impact the infrastructure of every community. The endocrine disrupting chemicals used by the dozens in this industry also have an impact as they combine further with legacy challenges like AMD and now the 21st century xenobiotics. This industry evaluated its turn of the 20th century technology that was abandoned long ago by those thinking it was too dangerous and resurrected it for profit based on short sightedness and flawed science whose shabbiness will lead us to a domino effect incidence-one that will put first responders, 80% of whom are volunteers in this commonwealth in harm's way without proper equipment, training, compensation, or reimbursement. Water is our sacred currency. We cannot survive without it, and WE are the infrastructure than cannot be replaced. [...]



OSCAR PREDICTIONS; CBS and Coyote Medicine

Fri, 25 Feb 2011 21:31:00 +0000

Hello World Family, Falcon here. We have two big entertainment issues to tackle today: The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, and the CBS network karma of irony. Let's start with the latter.There is someone in the upper eschelons of the CBS network right now that is wondering if maybe the network can get a do-over for the season. First, they cancel shows that are actually popular with heavy viewership (think 'Ghost Whisperer" and the NBC transfer "Medium"), and then the principle actor for one of their biggest cash cows "Two and a Half Men" does a meglomaniac self-implosion and they have to cancel taping for the rest of the season for 'reasons'.This is what ya call ironic. CBS took two shows that had nearly 8 million viewers each and cancelled them with episodes still in the hopper. Why? Good question. I have a feeling someone doesn't necessarily like either show's subject matter, but you know what? Nothing speaks louder than ratings. What was Wednesday night's number three cable show in prime time? Syfy's "Ghost Hunters". Yeah, the plumbers from Rotor Rooter with an established hunt gone to television. They rock. The viewers certainly think so...so must the advertisers. I love that ghost hunting Turbo Tax commercial...hysterical.And there lies the problem: it's about the money. CBS stayed quite vested in a sit-com that has Charlie Sheen playing....well, er.., um...himself. He's the highest paid actor on television (that's acting?). He has now tanked: addiction he believes he has conquered single handedly, a marriage eroding and Charlie's mouth on speed-spill about what he REALLY thinks about his bosses. Yikes...maybe the women centered murder shows with ghosts and psychics WERE alright after all:) Let's be honest here: when did 8 million viewers per show become a fail? 'Lost" had that many when they decided to renew for another season at ABC. Is it because they were shows were the protagonist was a woman? Now, before you dismiss that, name the other CBS shows with women at the center of the narrative plot...take your time....oh yeah, "The Good Wife". That's more ensemble, really, but you gotta love the title.If I were an executive at CBS, and I was looking to May sweeps, I MIGHT consider bringing those "Medium" episodes out of the vault (or get them shot on the lot this late winter) and put that back in its usual slot. After all, what have you got to lose? Right now, on Fridays at 8pm, I am watching the Travel Channel...One lesson may be learned from this: maybe a narrative program with 8 million viewers won't get cancelled again for awhile.That's what you call karma, CBS...ain't that a b----?!Hey, well, it's all good! You still have NCIS! Love that show!Now, on to the Oscars! What will win, how many, and who may get passed by?First of all, if you are nominated, you are awesome! Second, great hosts-Anne and James-how cool! So who do Falcon and Dove think will win?Best Picture: The King's SpeechBest Director: probably Tom Hooper, but the Coen Brothers may pull off an upset for "True Grit"Best Actress: Annette Benning, "The Kids are Alright" very tough category.Best Actor:very, very tough category, but it's his time: Colin Firth, "The King's Speech"Best Supporting Actress: impossible category; would love Helena, but Melissa or Amy got this.Best Supporting Actor: Geoffrey Rush...Christian Bale or Mark Ruffalo would be cool, too.Best Animated Feature: "Toy Story 3", but we would love to see a tie with "How to Train Your Dragon"Best Foreign Language Film: "Biutiful"Best Original Screenplay: The Fighter or The King's SpeechBest Adapted Screenplay: "127 Hours" or True Grit"Best Documentary Feature: Well, now here's a tough one. We hope "Gasland" wins, but we know what a hard category this will be. "Waste Land" and "Exit Through the Gift Shop" may compete.Best Original Score: Alexandre Desplat, "The King's Speech"Best Visual Effects: Go old school-"HP: DH 7" or "Inception"Best Cinematography: "Black Sw[...]



Charles Constantino Publishing Acquires Song Catalog

Tue, 15 Feb 2011 14:09:00 +0000

p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 10pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } Charles Constantino Publishing acquires song catalog of Core808 record label By Core Media House L.L.C. Dated: Jan 12, 2011 Charles Constantino Publishing becomes exclusive administrator of catalog of original songs released onCore808 labelCharles Constantino Publishing has become the exclusive publisher of the catalog of original songs released on Core808, the California-based record label and multimedia-production company. The original songs released on the Core808 label include As Close as This, written by Taisen Abreu, Tony Anthony, Duncan Osorio, Paul “LP” Yang, and Jason Zulueta; Childhood Games, written by Taisen Abreu, Tony Anthony, Duncan Osorio, Travis Stine, and Paul “LP” Yang; and Easy, written by Brian Gallagher, Tony Anthony, Paul “LP” Yang, and Renee Hums. The original songs also include Know My Name, written by Jonathan Jury and Alex Taimanao, and Miss Us, written by Taisen Abreu, Tony Anthony, Duncan Osorio, Paul “LP” Yang, and Jason Zulueta. The recordings by Pure N8ive of As Close as This, Childhood Games, and Miss Us are available on the Internet at iTunes.com. Easy, performed by artist Core808, is available at Amazon.com. Know My Name, performed by Pure N8ive featuring J. Jury, Alex Taimanao, and Travis Stine, is available at iTunes.com. In addition, Pure N8ive has a merchandising deal with Lost Kingdom Klothing. Charles Constantino Publishing—a member of ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers—is also the exclusive publisher of the songs, Free Your Mind (Tara Na) and Today or Tomorrow. Charles Constantino, Chad Gontkovic, and William Rose wrote Free Your Mind (Tara Na), performed by Somerhill and available at Amazon.com. William Rose and Charles Constantino wrote Today or Tomorrow, also performed by Somerhill and available at Amazon.com. The Recording Academy selected Free Your Mind (Tara Na) and Today or Tomorrow for inclusion on the 52nd Grammy Entry List in the categories of Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Best Rock Song. “The Core808 record label approached me with the idea that Charles Constantino Publishing administer he original songs released on the label,” says Charles Constantino of Charles Constantino Publishing. “I welcome the Core808 label to Charles Constantino Publishing.” Visit Core808, the record label and multimedia-production company, at http:// www.facebook.com/Core808?v=wall Visit Charles Constantino Publishing at http://www.charlesconstantino.com/ Listen to clips of Pure N8ive at http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/pure-n8ive/id412034920 Listen to a clip of Easy at http://www.amazon.com/Easy/dp/B002CDCW8G/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1294780602&sr=301-1 Listen to a low-fidelity clip of Free Your Mind (Tara Na) at http://www.amazon.com/Free-Your-Mind-Tara-Na/dp/B001NS9D7E/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1294781376&sr=301-1 Listen to a low-fidelity clip of Today or Tomorrow at http://www.amazon.com/Today-Or-Tomorrow/dp/B001OKJOJI/ref=sr_shvl_album_2?ie=UTF8&qid=12947813 Tags charles constantino publishing, core808, pure n8ive, somerhill [...]



The Region of Champions

Sun, 06 Feb 2011 05:00:00 +0000

Hello Black and Gold Family,Wherever in the world you are, this is a time of reflection for us all. I know, there's a Super Bowl to be played, and another championship to be won. Stairway to Seven. I suggest that the championship has already been won. How? We have a team that exemplifies all that we are in this region and beyond: Champions.This region is the place where sacred rivers meet to form a third that feeds the soul waters of a hemisphere. This is the place where an entire revolution was forged and wars were won. I congratulate the Pittsburgh Steelers for their talent, versatility, humility, faith, and determination. I also congratulate Steelers Nation, no matter where you are on the earth. This team is you, my brothers and sisters. They are you.Do we make mistakes? Yes, and we take responsibility for them, too. We don't always get a fair shake, but we don't let that stop us. We are like a phoenix, rising out if its own ashes to rebuild, reinvent, rediscover ourselves...so is our team. Our teams are a reflection of us.We expect greatness, we get it because we expect it. We fight, kick, and scratch for every bit for as long as we have...so does our team. Those men reflect what we inspire, and in turn, they inspire us. It is a symbiotic relationship. The Steelers have a foundation of the Rooney family, a coaching staff of tireless warriors, and a team of steel giants. I have news for you: so are you.You, Steelers Nation have sacrificed and fought and built and thrived in some of the worst conditions imaginable to build a global world that understands the meaning of sacrifice and solidarity. We built ships, barges, unions, and green initiatives. We helped win wars, and even stopped a few along the way. We fight to honor our elders and our children because we know every person makes a contribution. Black and gold is not just our team colors, it is a symbol of who we are.Our hands are blackened with work and sweat, but we don't complain. We sacrifice and struggle, but we get up and keep fighting. We have mined coal, dug ditches, climbed poles, changed diapers, stocked gunpowder and raised our fists high. We may have been afraid, but we never ran. We have died for what we believe. We have stood proud when victorious. We have prayed for winners and strugglers. We let go of regrets.Our hearts are pure gold. Yellow means illumination and enlightenment, hope and constancy. We are black and gold. We are introspective, hard-working, and hearts of pure delight. We are the embodiment of passion.This is who WE are. This is who the Steelers are. We are all one family. We always have been.Where we are, goes the walk of champions. We are strong, and our teams reflect that, from little league and high school to college and professional sports.They are us, Champions. They are we. Celebrate today. Celebrate every day. We are living the dream.Peace,Falcon and Dove [...]



OSCAR NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED!

Tue, 25 Jan 2011 16:43:00 +0000

Hey World Family,Falcon here with the assessment of the Oscar nominations announced this morning in Hollywood. No surprises with the Best Picture nominations, but some surprise snubs.THE KING'S SPEECH, a film I absolutely loved gets the most at 12 nominations, with TRUE GRIT in at 10, no shock there. TOY STORY 3 becomes only the third animated film in history to be nominated for Best Picture, but we also have an expanded category to 10, so that also helps.BLACK SWAN, FIGHTER, THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT, WINTER'S BONE, INCEPTION, 127 HOURS, THE SOCIAL NETWORK, all expected, and in the running...but with 10 films the category for Best Director remained at 5, so someone would be left out.Christopher Nolan did not get a Best Director nomination for INCEPTION. Who did?Aronofsky for BLACK SWANRussell for THE FIGHTERThe Coen Brothers for TRUE GRITTom Hooper for THE KING'S SPEECHDavid Fincher for THE SOCIAL NETWORKHere's where the real surprises begin:BEST ACTORJavier Bardem (Buitiful)Jeff Bridges (True Grit)Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network)...WHAT?????????????Colin Firth (The King's Speech)James Franco (127 Hours)I bet Jesse is just as shocked as we are! Personally, I am torn between his performance in ZOMBIELAND and ADVENTURELAND (filmed at Kennywood Park in Pittsburgh-West Mifflin, PA) as some of his best;) Yes, my tongue is firmly in my cheek, but this is so cool! Good for him!Early predictions in this category are tough, and Dove and I will do our usual Oscar prediction blog right before the big event, but I am going with Jeff Bridges because we all love him so much. If I were going on performance alone, I would give it to Colin Firth. He outdid himself in this role.BEST ACTRESSAnnette Bening (The Kid's are Alright)Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole)Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone)Natalie Portman (Black Swan)Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine)All as expected, and this is a very difficult category. I love Jennifer Lawrence, but no one can ignore Natalie Portman's chilling portrayal. Annette Bening was delightful and convincing, so this will be a category to watch.BEST SUPPORTING ACTORChristian Bale (The Fighter)John Hawkes (Winter's Bone)Jeremy Renner (The Town)....WHAT???? Seriously? They love you, Jeremy!Mark Ruffalo (The Kid's are Alright)Geoffrey Rush (The King's Speech)So...basically some of my favorite actors are up against each other in this category. I am so glad Mark Ruffalo got a nom here...and Geoffrey Rush and Christian Bale are two of my favorite actors as well. John Hawkes made a believer out of me with his performance...This category is a complete toss up...BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESSMelissa Leo and Amy Adams are up against each other (The Fighter)Helena Bonham Carter (The King's Speech)Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit)Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom)This is a fierce category. Jacki Weaver totally rocks, and I hope American audiences will see more of her. ANIMAL KINGDOM is one of those films you only really need to see once...that strong. You should see it, however. Hailee had HUGE shoes to fill, and she did it. Melissa and Amy have delivered two very different, but authentic performances...this will be tough. Helena-I don't care what role you are playing, you put a thousand percent in every portrayal, although my favorite is the completely barking mad Belatrix Le Strange:)This category is too close to call.BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILMHow to Train Your DragonThe IllusionistToy Story 3I know, TS3 has this wrapped up, but I really, really loved HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON.BEST SCREENPLAY (Original)Another YearThe FighterInceptionThe King's SpeechThe Kids are AlrightBEST SCREENPLAY (ADAPTED)127 HoursToy Story 3The Social NetworkWinter's BoneTrue GritI am sure Dove and I will discuss this at length. Very tough category.BEST IN ART DIRECTIONAlice in WonderlandThe King's SpeechInceptionHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (part 1)True GritThis is an impossibly difficult category, wi[...]



SUPER BOWL TRAVEL: Need a place? Check These Out!

Mon, 24 Jan 2011 18:54:00 +0000

Hello Steelers Family,

Falcon here with some breaking news for those who are traveling to the Super Bowl near Dallas, TX and need a place to stay. Falcon has some special hideaways for you!:)



Here are some great spots in Arlington, TX to stay where you can practically walk to the Super Bowl!!! They aren't cheap, but that's not new news. Are they beautiful? You bet!



http://www.homeaway.com/



This is one of Falcon and Dove's favorite sites to acquire overnight stay in some beautiful places at great prices. Go to the site and put in the numbers below and call FAST to get these extraordinary offers before they are gone!



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Great property near a lake, golf course, restaurants, and of course...the stadium!

Grab this one!

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WALK TO THE SUPER BOWL

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Yes, you can avoid parking fees and walk from this property to the big game! Beautiful kitchen, lovely bedrooms, and only 12 miles from the airport. This is a STEAL! GET THIS PROPERTY NOW!!!

$2,989 for the entire weekend!

That's $373.64 per person for the entire weekend!!!



REMODELED TOWNHOUSE

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Ultra sleek and lean, very nice upscale property in the heart of it all. For discriminating tastes.

Price for 4 nights Super Bowl Weekend:$10,000 with a 10G deposit.

This property is not privately owned, but under management. To contact the manager:

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Wanna see more?! Go to http://www.homeaway.com/

Have fun, Steelers fans!!!



Stay Warm-Tips for Bundling Up

Sat, 22 Jan 2011 14:48:00 +0000

Hello World Family,Falcon here with some tips to help you stay safe and warm this weekend in these frigid temperatures. Many of you work outside in this brutal weather, and you probably know how to keep yourself warm. Lots of you in the US may be outdoors for the AFC Championship in Pittsburgh, or the NFC Championship in Chicago. Let me tell you, it is going to be very cold with some significant winds at times, so here's some tips to keep your fingers and toes attached:)One: dress in layers. Now, I know you all dress in layers, but here's the thing: in this case, natural fabrics may be your enemy. Cotton and fleece hold on to moisture, and that means when you sweat, you stay wet. That will make you feel colder. Get out the wool, or the wicking insulated long johns to stay warm (you pick your brand), and you will be much more comfortable.Two: take a piece of carpet or cardboard around 18-24 inches square with you to your outdoor tailgate or to the game to stand on. That will keep your feet warmer...really.Three: wear gloves, not mittens to keep fingers warmer and safer. I know it is harder to hold your...apple cider;) when you have on mittens, but think of the years of pleasure those fingers will give you when you protect them.Four: Cover your head with multiple layers, too. Cover ears with one layer, then a close fitting hat, and then your black and gold Steelers hat for the game...er..um..whatever additional adornment you may need to wear during this frigid weekend:DFive: Wear a thick, insulating coat over your multiple layers of warmth. Down feather coats are good, long wool coats, or down alternative. A scarf is mandatory.Six: put hand warmers in your gloves and boots. I have even put one up around the back of my neck between the coat and scarf. This provides warmth on a significant pressure point that will help to warm your entire body. When you put on the hand warmers, make sure that a part of them touches the inside of your wrists (as long as it is comfortable). Again, touching pressure points that keep you cool in summer, but warm in winter.This is a tip that most of you won't want to hear but...don't drink alcohol. I know, a waste of time, but seriously, it really isn't good in weather like this. Beer is better than hard liquor. If you're going to have a nip, scotch is better than just about anything else. (Note: This is Falcon's personal opinion, and should not be associated with any health tip whatsoever.)DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE. Please, people...have a designated driver, get a taxi, call a friend...just don't get behind the wheel and drive if you have been drinking. Seriously.Enjoy your activities safely and securely. Keep you limbs happy and GO STEELERS! I mean, have fun this weekend...yeah, that's it...Peace,Falcon and Dove [...]



BREAKING NEWS: Judge Holds Up Treaty in Cherokee/Freemen Case; Appeal Expected

Fri, 14 Jan 2011 23:35:00 +0000

Hello World Family,

Busy day. Yeah to Judge Cripps-boo to my tribe still trying to expel people on the basis of blood. I say, let's get out the swabs and do EVERYBODY'S cheek...

I wonder how many of them FBIs (Full Blooded Indians) would there be then, eh?



I am willing to bet that there are more Cherokee with more blood than we know...and those who think they have no Native blood, probably do...among other things.





From our nation's news:

www.cherokee.org/NewsRoom/FullStory/3464/Page/Default.aspx



Praying for acceptance and peace,

Falcon and Dove



No, There are NOT 13 Signs in the Zodiac; Here's Why...

Fri, 14 Jan 2011 22:22:00 +0000

Hello, World Family!
This is why astrologers and modern astronomers don't talk so much...because sometimes they just don't know enough about certain things to comment on them, and yet, someone did...

Just to historically clarify, the Sumerians made the first mathematical associations to astrology, not Babylonians. The xenophobia continues...

Two, Astrology is NOT constellation associated, although I know it seems that it is. It is all about the math.

Three, the reason the Babs got so upset with the whole snake thing had more to do with matrifocal issues and the rise of male arrogance than with the sign itself.

Four, we have 13 moons a year, always have; we only have 12 signs because the seasons are three FULL moons each, and fall in the Cardinal aspects.

This is why I follow the ancient calendars of my ancestors (the Mayan and the Sumerian Saturn Return charts) rather than more modern measurements. The Pleadian and Southern Hemispheres charts of India are also MUCH more accurate.

Since the most recent medical studies in Seasonal Effect Disorders have affirmed the basic premises of astrological associations of predispositional biological and personality imprints, much of this seems moot, but since I happen to know a very good astrologer, and he just emailed me some information, I am sharing with you, with his permission, what this is all about, in his humble opinion.
I personally am done with all the amateur hour.
I know one thing...I am NOT a Libra;) Anyone who knows me knows I am not a Libra...

Here is what an authority says:
http://www.starself.com/the13thsign.txt

Peace,
Falcon and Dove



A New Year, A New Natural Frito Lay

Tue, 11 Jan 2011 15:16:00 +0000

Hello World Family,Falcon here with some good news (I figured at this point, I don't need to go over the bad; you already know).The Lay's line of products has not only devised a quieter green product bag for 2011, they are going all natural...well, everybody but two-I'll explain.The entire line of products: Sun Chips, Frito's, Potato Chips (Baked, too), etc. will be completely natural in 2011...that's right, the msg will be gone! This is huge news for those who either can't snack or wouldn't because of certain ingredients. Here are the exceptions:Cheeto'sDorito's Nacho Cheese FlavorNow, before you panic-here's the thing-it's some of the cheese components may contain artificial ingredients, but that's it.Hey, BIG props to them for making an effort to rid an entire product line of all that is unnatural.No preservatives, all natural oil, no trans fat, and in bags that biodegrade-that is HUGE!The company is focusing on a 'zero landfill' goal. they have reduced waste by 90% at some plants and have one that in 2011 will be completely run on renewable energy-the good stuff, not the fossil fuel crack. They are reducing their water usage and recycling water. That is something you know Falcon greatly admires since water is our sacred currency for the planet, anyone making a sincere effort to reduce that use stands tall to me.They are using organic fertilizers, maintaining as much natural habitat at growing sites as possible, use oven heat recovery systems, and remember Family: they were one of the first companies in North American to start recycling their shipping containers...in 1939!!!! Do you know about TerraCycle? Frito Lay is asking large institutions to recycle their snack bags to TerraCycle. They will even pay for the shipping and donate 2 cents per bag to a school or non profit institution! For more information, please go to:www.fritolay.comWe rarely compliment companies here on the blog, but we give Frito Lay and their parent company, Pepsico big props for their bag design and Pepsi's THROWBACK line made with all natural sugar and no HFCS (high fructose corn syrup). Recent research has shown just how horrible the additive HFCS is to the human body, and you have heard our call to have it removed from everything. We cheer Frito Lay and Pepsico for their efforts to reduce energy use, switch to renewables like solar, reduce landfill waste, and recycle water while reducing use...and making:GREAT TASTING CHIPS!!!!!!Keep up the good work...and make Throwback ALL YEAR! Please?! Pretty Please?!Peace,Falcon and Dove [...]



2010: Top Picks and Best Wishes

Fri, 31 Dec 2010 00:51:00 +0000

Hello World Family,Falcon here with the annual year-end report. What did Falcon and Dove love and...well, not love? Here's the list. Let's start with the bad news:We don't like FRACKING! We think poisoning the environment for a couple burbs of natural gas and calling it an energy strategy is an outright lie. Attempting to make it legal (notice the word attempt) is vile and disgusting. People, rise up and ban this schtuff before you can't drink your water. If you don't have water, you don't have life. By the way, nice job City of Pittsburgh for standing up to the greedy bullies...cause that's what they are. Get off the crack of fossil fuels and start investing in things that work, without creating a catastrophe. Energy is all around, harness it safely without putting workers, emergency responders and communities at such high risk. Don't make excuses. Unconventional horizontal acquisition of black shale is MORDER IN DISGUISE. It kills, and its technique will ruin whole states. Stop it.Two, don't drink and drive. It's stupid. We want you around for 2011.Three: Extended Stay America, Savannah, GA Midtown: get a new staff. A new manager who actually has the capability to lead would be nice. Just because most of your contracts are with traveling workers and the military is no reason not to respect the people staying in your hotel. They deserve better. Give it to them.Four: Bullies-you suck. You always have. Stop using other people as the scapegoats for your problems. Grow up. Victims of bullying: stop giving your power away. Tell someone of authority to act and stop the abuse. If they won't listen, call the media-they are aways looking for a good story. Those on the sidelines watching the spectacle: get a moral compass and speak up.Five: MTV- you and your producers are barking mad to put a young mother clearly distressed and beating up the father of her child on television as entertainment. You should have gotten her some help and gotten the family counseling. Very, very poor decision making. You videotaped a crime committed in front of a toddler. What were you thinking?!Ah....yes, now-on to the goodies:One: City of Pittsburgh-you passed a comprehensive ordinance banning fracking in the city-next the state of PA. Let's do it!Two: All the lives saved this year by first responders! You guys and gals completely rock!!! you put yourselves out there every day. I would also like to include the K-9 units and all dogs and pets who saved lives this year. You are all made of AWESOME!Three: Movies: The best, and we predict, award contenders/winners: THE KING'S SPEECH (Falcon's favorite movie for 2010), CARLOS (yes, it is 6 hours long, but it is worth it.)BLACK SWAN-mighty good; BIUTIFUL-simply beautiful; THE FIGHTER-very well shot and excellently acted; THE TEMPEST-Helen Mirren doing it right-Shakespeare lovers unite!!! Julie Taymor, you are a visionary. What a cast! Must see! THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT (not The Who film) and 127 HOURS better see some Oscar buzz.Four: Good deeds. We have seen so many this year! The latest on my mind is the number of people who stepped forward to help a little girl whose pony was shot. Her family barn also blew down in a recent storm. There was a battle from complete strangers to get her a new pony, and now there is a plan on to help build the family a barn from donated goods and volunteer sweat. We are so proud of the millions of humans who do acts of kindness everyday.Five: The arts. There have been so many great concerts, musicals, a capella performances, dancing, painting...fantastic pieces of work!We are grateful to have seen so many wonderful efforts this year...and blessed for surviving the trails. We are most grateful to have you:)Happy Ne[...]



Principal of Astrology Proven Scientific

Sun, 12 Dec 2010 22:01:00 +0000

Mike Adams - (NaturalNews.com) Mention the word "astrology" and skeptics go into an epileptic fit. The idea that someone's personality could be imprinted at birth according to the position of the sun, moon and planets has long been derided as "quackery" by the so-called "scientific" community which resists any notion based on holistic connections between individuals and the cosmos.According to the conventional view, your genes and your parenting determine your personality, and the position of planet Earth at the time of your birth has nothing to do with it.Then again, conventional scientists don't believe the position of the moon has anything to do with life on Earth, either. They dismiss the wisdom that farmers have known for ages -- that planting seeds or transplanting living plants in harmony with the moon cycles results in higher crop yields. Even the seeds inside humans are strongly influenced by the moon, as menstruation cycles and moon cycles are closely synchronized (28 days, roughly).Researchers demonstrate scientific principle of astrologySkeptics must be further bewildered by the new research published in Nature Neuroscience and conducted at Vanderbilt University which unintentionally provides scientific support for the fundamental principle of astrology -- namely, that the position of the planets at your time of birth influences your personality.In this study, not only did the birth month impact personality; it also resulted in measurable functional changes in the brain.This study, conducted on mice, showed that mice born in the winter showed a "consistent slowing" of their daytime activity. They were also more susceptible to symptoms that we might call "Seasonal Affective Disorder."The study was carried out by Professor of Biological Sciences Douglas McMahon, graduate student Chris Ciarleglio, post-doctoral fellow Karen Gamble and two additional undergraduate students, none of whom believe in astrology, apparently. They do, of course, believe in science, which is why all their study findings have been draped in the language of science even though the findings are essentially supporting principles of astrology."What is particularly striking about our results is the fact that the imprinting affects both the animal's behavior and the cycling of the neurons in the master biological clock in their brains," said Ciarleglio. This is one of the core principles of astrology: That the position of the planets at the time of your birth (which might be called the "season" of your birth) can actually result in changes in your brain physiology which impact lifelong behavior.Once again, such an idea sounds preposterous to the scientifically trained, unless of course they discover it for themselves, at which point it's all suddenly very "scientific." Instead of calling it "astrology," they're now referring to it as "seasonal biology."How to discredit real scienceIt all reminds me of the discovery of cold fusion in 1989 by Fleishmann and Pons, who were widely ridiculed by the arrogant hot fusion researchers who tried to destroy the credibility (and careers) of cold fusion researchers (http://www.naturalnews.com/025925_cold_fusion_Amazon_research.html). After the very idea of "cold fusion" was attacked and demolished by these arrogant scientists, it soon returned under a new name: Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR).LENR has now been verified as true by none other than the U.S. Navy -- along with hundreds of other researchers around the world (see link above). And yet, even today, the conventional scientific community still insists cold fusion doesn't exist and cold fusion researchers are frauds.Just as there is a solid scientific basis for LENR, there is a scientific basis for[...]



PITTSBURGH CITY COUNCIL BANS GAS DRILLING!!! South Fayette does, too!

Tue, 16 Nov 2010 20:51:00 +0000

Hello World Family,Today, the City of Pittsburgh, lead by an ordinance drafted by Councilman Doug Shields, took the unprecedented step to ban unconventional horizontal gas drilling in the city limits of Pittsburgh, PA, becoming the first city to do so.Citing obvious concerns about the environment, safety, and public welfare, President of Council Darlene Harris was quoted as saying that the jobs that would be brought to the region wouldn't be high paying jobs in the gas drilling industry, but " funeral homes and hospitals. Is it worth it?" she said.Falcon and Dove would like to applaud the 9-0 decision by council, recognising the risks far outweigh the benefits. Bromides recently detected in the water from the Monongahela River that cannot be removed by current water treatment plants in the region demonstrate that concerns for public welfare are legitimate. Bromides cannot be processed with chlorine, a much more dangerous water treatment with chloramine must be used that is a huge health hazard for people with certain health predispositions. Only through a complete and total moratorium can this industry be studied in full and sensible, lucid, science with full risk analysis, including remediation can be put into place. It may well be that the risk far outweighs the benefit that only seems to help large land owners (who will eventually be the ones held liable if there are problems from gas drilling on their property), foreign investment in companies and the bottom line on the quarterly report for shareholders. The process is fraught with problems, high risk, accidents, and a lack of liability and tax compensation to the communities who need it most.What's wrong with fracking? Well, it uses millions of gallons of fresh water, without any compensation to communities and cities. That water is NEVER replaced. The water that is recaptured from the fracking process, (about 20%) is contaminated with salts, chemicals, radioactive shale and metals, and possibly, migrating methane and gas. Well casings made with concrete can fail if not allowed to sufficiently cure. Replacing the spaces in the cracked shale with sand is insufficient to hold substrate and formations in place. We have to remember that this formation was made because it was highly pressurized on a fault line. With the legacy of old abandoned mines, current mines and land subsidence, it is foolish at best to think that this process would protect the environment and communities.Then there is the surface risk. Water is rarely treated by the industry and is dumped in all sorts of places: rivers and streams, lakes, occasionally into abandoned mines (this has been documented) and in the winter, on roads in townships that have a general permit to dump frackwater as liquid salt! Imagine where that goes : groundwater, topsoil, runoff into sewers, yards, and underneath your automobile. This fluid is very acid and corrosive. That will compromise your vehicle, your infrastructure in your town; businesses who recycle water that work with road equipment like care washes, etc. Who issues those permits? DEP. How much frackwater is allowed on area roadways and where? Who knows? I have asked several DEP officials on many occasions, they cannot tell me how many permits and to whom they have issued. There seems to be no limit on when and where this frackwater can be used. Ah...this is bad.Accidents: there have been way too many already. The industry has a 95% safety rating, which sounds good until you realize that one in every 150 or so wells could have big problems. Leaks, blow outs, capture pond failure or overrun, migration of fluids and gases, etc. Our first responders in PA are mostly[...]



Reusable Bags from Popular Retailers May Contain Lead

Mon, 15 Nov 2010 22:25:00 +0000

Hello World Family,
Do you have a reusable bag from Whole Foods, Walmart, Target, Winn-Dixie, etc.? If so, it may be contaminated with lead. Yes, lead!!! The more decoration on the outside of the bag, the more likely it is contaminated. Less decoration means reduced lead levels. You may wonder why there is lead in them at all...well, China has a play in this one.

Apparently, there are no regulations concerning lead paint use in bags intended for food use, and many of these bags come from China. What should you do? Don't use them.

I know...that sucks.

How was this discovered? Researchers in Tampa, FL

Put the bags away, and go back to using recycled paper bags, that can be used again.
UGH!...
Peace,
Falcon and Dove



THE PIPE: New Irish Film-See the Preview NOW!

Tue, 09 Nov 2010 17:06:00 +0000

Hello World Family,
Here is a preview of the new documentary THE PIPE, about an Irish village torn apart by natural gas found near their village and their fight against Shell Oil and their own government to preserve their way of life.

www.thisisirishfilm.ie/trailers/the-pipe

I hope we can get this important film screened in Pittsburgh. Falcon will follow up with you on this issue. The film will be released to theaters in Ireland next month.

Peace,
Falcon and Dove



The First Fifty: What a Wonderful Ride

Mon, 08 Nov 2010 00:21:00 +0000

Hello Cousins,
Yes, it has happened: Falcon has turned 50! I know, some of you will find this very hard to believe, but you know...Dove is in her twenties, so...

How does it feel?! Awesome! It is amazing to have lived half a century. It is wonderful to have lived this long; so many I have known did not make it to this age. I am honored and blessed that I have had had the opportunity.

And what a ride I have had so far! I have completed many items on my Bucket List, and some things I never dared to imagine I could do I have done. It is amazing!

What do I value the most about the ride: being healthy, happy, and surrounded by awesome people! I am not regretting any experiences, since all of them have taught me something I wouldn't have known otherwise. It is a blessing to learn, give, expand, and grow.

I have much I still would like to do, Great Spirit willing. Travel, books, food, experiences...on the list.
Greatest blessing: people to love who love me as well. Isn't that what it is all about?!

Has it been hard a times? Yes, extremely. Watching other people's pain has been the worst.

Are you writing your memoir? Yes, I am. Friends have convinced me that there has been a lot of miles there, and there are many stories worth telling. It will be my story, not anyone else's so....friends with secrets in my trust, yours is safe with me;)

Any juicy tidbits? Of course, but you will have to wait:)

Thank all of you who sent the bazillion birthday wishes! That was really, really cool. You are all very precious. Thank you so much for taking the time out to share your blessings with me. I hope to always return the favor.

Peace,
Falcon



Tom Shadyac Presents 'I Am' at the Savannah Film Festival!

Wed, 03 Nov 2010 00:31:00 +0000

Hello everyone! Dove (Areya) here! Today, I experienced Tom Shadyac's new documentary, 'I Am' at the Savannah Film Festival. I must say that everyone needs to see this film. It was moving, inspiring, and enlightening and I cannot wait to see it again when it comes out in February! Here's a synopsis of the film: I Am is the story of a successful Hollywood director, Tom Shadyac, who experienced a life-threatening head injury, and his ensuing journey to try to answer two very basic questions: "What's wrong with our world?" and "What can we do about it?" Tom visits some of today's great minds, including authors, poets, teachers, religious leaders, and scientists searching for the fundamental endemic problem that causes other problems. The film acknowledges the wisdom of ancient Native American and other indigenous cultures and shows how their traditions and the belief that we are all connected is now being proven today with quantum physics. This is the first documentary I have seen drawing a connection between these two subjects (something I myself and my partner, Falcon, have been doing for years) and I thanked Tom profusely when I had the pleasure and honor of meeting (and hugging!) him today. I recorded the Question and Answer session following the screening of the film and Part 1 is below for your viewing pleasure (and enlightenment). Parts 2 and 3 will be posted to YouTube in the next few hours. Enjoy! [...]


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VOTE Your Conscience, Not Your Fears

Tue, 02 Nov 2010 14:22:00 +0000

Happy Voting Day, Americans!Let's put aside all that garbage you have seen and heard over the past few months and get down to the nitty-gritty of it all: Most of it sucks! We are in a bad situation here in the U.S. and it didn't begin overnight. Don't blame the new guys for what a legacy of irresponsibility produced. Frankly, they did all they could to prevent The Great Depression II. I know some of you may not believe this, but it could have been a whole lot worse.Today, vote with your higher principles, even if you believe the politician you are voting for doesn't have any. You will make that person accountable because you are aware and not going to take this stuff lying down one minute more. Do not vote for someone completely incompetent because your fear has overridden your reason. There are some real underlings out there, and they are not going to rescue you or this country. Only you can do that. YOU are the superhero you have been waiting for! You still live in a country (for the moment) where your vote does count (despite what unreliable machine you may be casting your vote on). Your obligations don't end today: they begin today.You must stay active in the political process:local to international. When you don't, you give permission to low life persons to abuse the power you have entrusted them with-plain and simple.You don't like something, do something about it. Go to meetings, protest, and see if legal action can be taken against those who have violated your trust. ACT ON THAT!It's time to be an adult about the political system. It is our system. This is our country. If you don't like something, it is time for you to use your constitutional rights and every legal avenue available to you to do something about it. Put the damn remote down, and the beer, and make a conscience effort to vote your highest principles...and then see to it that others do your biding. After all, an elected official is a public servant-THEY WORK FOR US!Make them do their job. Vote your highest and best today.Peace,Falcon and Dove [...]



Hado: An Alternative Energy

Sun, 11 Jul 2010 05:19:00 +0000

This post is just as important as the previous one. I got this in my email this morning. PLEASE read it all the way through. I cannot overemphasize how crucial this is. Feel free to repost it. Spread the word! Encouragement of Hado StudyDear Friends,I would like to share some very important information with you. I feel two incidents which are coincidentally happening at almost the same time in the Western and Eastern part of the world (the oil spill in Gulf of Mexico and Foot and Mouth epidemic in Miyazaki, Japan) are something that the creator of nature is telling us to pay attention to.The Gulf of Mexico of course is an issue regarding energy and the case of Miyazaki is an issue of a virus out of control. Modern science does not know how to cope with these issues and subsequently they are not yet solved. There is a growing loss of many lives in the Gulf of Mexico and already 270,000 cows and pigs have been put to death in Miyazaki, Japan. We have no idea when this will come to an end.I am recognized as "Dr. Emoto, the Water Crystal researcher" in the world, but before that I was a researcher of Hado, which is subtle energy, literally the blue print of this material world. The world of Hado was not visible, nor measurable by modern scientific technology so it was hard to be accepted even though I described it in great detail. Since I wrote the first HADO book, I have published more than 10 additional books about Hado theory from major publishers in Japan, including "The Prelude of Hado" in 1992. In these books, I actually predicted different kinds of problems that the human race would face in the future. I also wrote how we can cope with these problems. For this, we would need HADO technology. It has been 15 years since then. In the interim, my books, Hidden Messages in Water and Messages from Water became bestsellers and a lot of visionary citizens have accepted the Hadoway of thinking and Hado technology. However, government does not support the idea at all because scientists who support the government deny my theory and ignore it. I am not asking them to understand the theory and implement the technology at a governmental level right now because I know it takes time. The problems that I described in my books are happening now, so we don't have a time to wait for government and corporations to understand. So, I believe we citizens, each one of us, have to prepare ourselves because it is an urgent issue now. The preparation is not difficult or complicated it simply takes a basic understanding of what Hado is. However, you may think that it is not possible to understand the Hado principals with only images or causes, and you want to see concrete Hado effects clearly. I am writing this now for people who think in this way. Recent discoveries confirm that energy can be extracted from water and water can be made into medicines via HADO. There are 2 major innovative ideas that have now come to light!!At the first day of the "Water and Peace" Global Forum which was held from March 20th to 22nd this year, Mr. Ryushin Omasa, the president of Japan Techno Co, gave a lecture about his technology which extracts alternative energy called Ohmasa gas from water. This alternative energy can be substituted for petroleum energy. He applies specific low frequencies to water and agitated it to chemically dissolve the water. The oxygen and the hydrogen generated a unified oxy-hydrogen in a safe format, and this oxy-hydrogen solution can create fire to weld with and energy to run a moto[...]



Dr. Masaru Emoto's Healing Prayer For The Gulf

Sat, 03 Jul 2010 19:22:00 +0000

This post is extremely important. PLEASE read on with an open mind. If you are already familiar with Dr. Masaru Emoto's water research, you can skip the first 5 paragraphs. Dr. Masaru Emoto has become famous for his experiments on water. A scientist from Japan, he came to some very fascinating conclusions about the nature of water. In his experiments, Emoto took many clear bottles of water and placed labels with various words on them. The words faced inwards, so that the water could 'read' the words. He then froze the water overnight. The next day, he analyzed the water molecules using a dark field microscope. What he found has forever changed many people's attitudes toward water, including mine. Emoto found that the molecules from each bottle of the same water were strikingly different depending on what word was placed on each bottle. Positive words such as 'love', 'gratitude', 'happiness', 'earth', and 'wisdom' resulted in strong, defined, hexagonal crystal molecules. Negative words such as 'kill' and 'hate' resulted in discolored, misshapen, structurally weak crystal molecules. He took his experiments further by showing the water photographs, having people say different things to the water a certain number of times, playing music for the water, and other methods. He even studied the effect of electromagnetic waves. All had similar effects; soothing and classical music resulted in strong crystals, heavy metal and rap music resulted in weak crystals. Positive pictures (as well as pictures of various celestial bodies) caused defined, hexagonal crystals, whereas negative images caused deformed crystals. And on and on it went. Emoto concluded from this extensive research that thoughts, words, emotions, sounds, and actions have stronger effects than previously believed. Such things actually alter the molecular structure of water, no matter what kind of water. Since our bodies are 90-50% water (depending on your age), what we experience in our lives (sights, sounds, thoughts, and feelings) affect our bodies on a molecular level, either positive, negative, or a combination thereof. It is reasonable, therefore, to state that if the water in your body has a stronger molecular structure, your body is healthier. There is other research out there that supports Emoto's findings. We've known for many years that Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Depression have negative effects on our health. Our psychological health has a direct connection to our physical health (mind-body connection). We've also known for years that plants respond best to classical and relaxing music. It's not surprising, then, to learn that such music has positive effects on a molecular level, and not just on plants. NOW THAT I'VE BROUGHT YOU UP TO SPEED, I would like to share a very important message that I received in my Inbox (Dove's) this morning from Dr. Masaru Emoto himself, in regard to the tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico. This has been done before in other areas of the world impacted by tragedy, with incredible results. Those areas with contaminated water were prayed for by a group of hundreds of people thinking and/or saying the same prayer. The water was tested before and after the group prayer. Immediately after the prayer, the water was clear, free of all contamination. PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG: Dr. Masaru Emoto's Healing Prayer for the Gulf Focusing our energies in response to the Gulf tragedy and for healing the waters and its inhabitants - Yester[...]



Pitch in for Areya's Senior Film!

Thu, 17 Jun 2010 16:14:00 +0000

Areya (Dove) is entering her Senior year at Savannah College of Art and Design and preproduction is in full swing on her Senior Film, 'Life Path'! Everything she has learned at film school has led up to this. Any contribution you can make to this short film is greatly appreciated! As extra incentive, anyone who donates $25 or more will receive a Funder credit in the film! Anyone who donates $100 or more will receive a Funder credit in the film, and a FREE ticket to see 'Life Path' and many other senior films at the SCAD Senior Showcase at the 2011 Savannah Film Festival in October, 2011!What People Are Saying About Life Path!“Very well written”“I love the story!!”“I could not put it down”“beautifully written”“I loved the script!!!”“I feel a strong connection to the characters”“Very original and very unique and I enjoyed it”“both female characters are strongly written”“It’s very unique”Synopsis‘Life Path’ is a spiritual film about reincarnation. Fia remembers her previous life. In that life, she died at the age of 8, which her father was partially to blame for. After having dreams about her own death, Fia joins a group called Life Path, whose members all recall at least one previous life and try to help with one another’s past life issues. With the support of fellow member Aleta, Fia seeks to find her old father so that they can both heal. Meanwhile, Aleta has a story of her own…Over the years, interest in reincarnation has risen rapidly. To many cultures in the east, reincarnation is nothing new and is accepted without question. It is a topic that is not often addressed in films, much less treated with an entire story written around it. This film will have a very mysterious and spiritual feel throughout. It doesn’t bother with the whole ‘Is reincarnation real or not?’ issue. We go right into it with the assumption that the soul has continuity and is capable of remembering multiple lifetimes. Many stories can be written based on such an assumption, and this is one of them.TARGET SHOOTING DATES: OCTOBER 15, 16, & 17, 22, 23, & 24 AND 29, 2010Will be filmed entirely in Savannah, Georgia and nearby Skidaway Island area.LENGTH OF FILM: 12 MinutesSHOOTING FORMAT: Canon 7D – 1080p High Definition Video'Life Path' will be submitted to hundreds of film festivals worldwide! Let’s all come together and create a film everyone will remember!For more information, go to www.LifePathFilm.com!Please Chip In through PayPal below! THANK YOU!!!www.AreyaSimmons.com [...]


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COLLEGE FUNDING CRUNCH TIME: What to do Right Now!

Tue, 15 Jun 2010 15:53:00 +0000

Hello World Family,As June 30 approaches, millions trying to qualify for grant money and scholarships begin to realize there may be a gap to attending their First Choice university. BEFORE YOU GIVE UP, and decide to go to a runner up because it's cheaper, try these last minute, but extremely effective tactics:First, get yourself on FASTWEB.COM right now, and check and see what scholarships you are eligible for. It is NOT too late! There's a ton of stuff out there that is easy to do and can get you a few quick bucks! DO IT! you have nothing to lose.Second, talk to your First Choice University's Admissions Counselor and then Financial Aid office right away. Find out if there is anything additional that you are eligible for and see if they will give you some MERIT MONEY (think discount). Also, if you are an athlete, and may not be playing the NCAA sports, but maybe a club sport, see if the school offers some money for athletes in that particular interest. You never know until you ask.Did you belong to a specific club in high school, see if there is a scholarship for your interest in college. Are yo a sci-fi fan, there may be a scholarship out there for your area of interest at your school. Find out! Don't let pride get in the way.Third: Does your family belong to any special civic or ethnic organizations? The Rotary Club, a social club, NAACP, Urban League, etc. all have scholarships. Ask about applying. Deadlines have not passed; you still have time. Go for it!Fourth: Parents, are you throwing your graduate a party? Are you attending a party of a high school graduate? Here's a clue about what you can get them for a gift: MONEY!!!!!!Look, if ten relatives and friends give that young student $100, that's $1,000 right there! Don't buy them plaques, pens, and expensive athletic shoes, give them their gap funding. you will be the biggest super hero ever in helping a student meet that gap. Next year, they may have that gap filled after they prove themselves academically on the college level. In the mean time, they have to get there. They have earned the honor of attending college, DO NOT LET THOSE DREAMS DIE! Give...and give generously to the grad!There are various need-based scholarships offered at universities. Here is a secret: many private schools have more support for financially struggling students than public schools. Don't be afraid to ask. There is no loss of pride here. Hold your head up high. Parents: you have helped your student get to this point. Students: you have worked hard and deserve to follow your passions where you will do your best job.AS A LAST RESORT:Get those loans, public and private. Borrow as little as possible, because you will have to pay it back. You cannot discharge these debts in even bankruptcy, so only borrow what you need, but use it wisely, and make your investment work for you.Falcon has a book coming out later this year, called : THE PARENT'S GUIDE TO DEBT-FREE COLLEGE: Get in, Stay in, Graduate Debt-FreeWe will let you know when the book is available to the public. It will be very reasonably priced so that you can afford to get it. Save this advice because this is a sample of some of the helpful information you will find. The book will be great for those with young children, middle school aged, and of course, high school age.The important thing to remember World Family:Start saving early for college. Keep it in the parent's name, rather than the child.Good luck, families.Co[...]



Rally and March for Jordan Miles 12 Noon Today

Sat, 12 Jun 2010 12:58:00 +0000

Hello Pittsburgh Family!
It will rain later today, but it will be fine this morning. It's a great time to rally for a wonderful young man at noon at Freedom Corner in The Hill District. Jordan is a resilent young man: honor student, college bound from CAPA. He was walking from his grandmother's home to his house one evening when he was brutally attacked by three men who turned out to be undercover police officers who thought Jordan was a drug dealer. All charges against Jordan were wisely dismissed, but the officers want the DA to refile. Why ? Probably pride. It certainly doesn't have anything to so with justice.

Come out today and walk with Jordan and let him know that it's still legal for a young African American man to walk home at night in the US. He should be able to make that walk anywhere, regardless of where he lives, without fear or immediate suspicion.
Peace, Jordan. Have a great time at college. We are very proud of you!

Falcon and Dove