Poor Richard's Mammoth Sunflower Practical Growing Guide
by NineInchNachos on 3/29/2011 @ 12:42am
|FIRST FROST PARK CHALK OFF THIS FRIDAY!
Now, I may not get there with you. But my eyes have seen the GLORY of the CHALKING OF THE FLOOR!
by NineInchNachos on 3/29/2011 @ 12:53am
|Crenshaw shares some activist BIX info on facebook:
Crenshaw Sepulveda: Bix said that they probably didn't show up on the sensors at Bangor because they were so old and feeble that they moved too slowly to be detected.
Crenshaw Sepulveda: It is interesting that some ginko trees survived the atomic bomb at Hiroshima. These trees, just a thousand yards or so away from ground zero survived and are venerated by the Japanese people. Recently one of the trees finally died. The tree was turned into flutes. Bix has one of these flutes. A ginko tree grows outside of Jean's house of Prayer, where Bix lives.
Crenshaw Sepulveda: Why Bix has not won the Greater Tacoma Peace Prize I'll never know. My thinking is that Tacoma is too tight with the military for Bix to ever be recognized for his accomplishments and commitments to peace.
In 1996, Bichsel served one year in federal prison after being sentenced by then 87-year-old federal Judge J. Robert Elliott for vigorously protesting the School of the Americas at Fort Benning, Ga. The same judge once enjoined the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. from holding a nonviolent protest march.
by ChrisTopher on 3/29/2011 @ 1:33am
|I want to see a 30 foot tall Sunflower.|
by cisserosmiley on 3/29/2011 @ 4:49am
|"...brave and caring..." a beautiful goal for all tacomanians to aspire towards|
by Mofo from the Hood on 3/29/2011 @ 7:48am
|This is a perfect example of why I'm opposed to the City of Tacoma's plan of neighborhood community gardens proliferation---Risk of class warfare by repressed gentleman farmers.|
by The Jinxmedic on 3/29/2011 @ 8:03am
|Gentlemen farmers have better weapons- it would not be a fair fight.|
by NineInchNachos on 3/29/2011 @ 8:11am
|The greatest weapon is love.|
by Mofo from the Hood on 3/29/2011 @ 8:36am
|This Bangor incident is amusing from the standpoint of history as progress. Here we have aged actors replaying their role as 1960's Flower Power soldiers battling the military-industrial complex.
One significant change that has occurred since the anti-war protests of 1960's is the abolishment of the military draft. What that did, apparently successfully, is reduced the number of anti-war protestors.
by NineInchNachos on 3/29/2011 @ 8:54am
|maybe it is time to bring back the draft. Reading rolling stone one gets the impression JBLM is scraping the bottom of the barrel|
by Mofo from the Hood on 3/29/2011 @ 9:00am
|The link to King5 TV is a must see because the news story follows an ad promoting the National Guard.
by NineInchNachos on 3/29/2011 @ 9:11am
|I will reserve judgement until a formal statement by the Pope in the Holy See is issued.|
by Mofo from the Hood on 3/29/2011 @ 9:34am
|Maybe the Vatican is behind this invasion of Bangor. So far I doubt it.|
by fredo on 3/29/2011 @ 9:50am
|Probably would have gotten off with suspended sentences if they had been dressed like muslims.|
by NineInchNachos on 3/29/2011 @ 9:50am
|and nobody on the TNT comment threads has mentioned the Pope being a Hitler Youth, so that's good.|
by NineInchNachos on 3/29/2011 @ 9:54am
|On the contrary, if Muslim peace activists were caught planting sunflowers in Bangor, they'd be kidnapped by the CIA and sent to Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Wasn't President Obama supposed to shut that place down?|
by NineInchNachos on 3/29/2011 @ 10:20am
|Prosecution called the protesters’ actions a “form of anarchy” that left unchecked would lead to a breakdown in society.
Protestors say “We went to the base to uphold a higher law”
As Mofo from the Hood likes to point out you can't have anarchy when you take orders from the king of kings... the lord who art in heaven kingdomcome etc.
Read more: www.thenewstribune.com/2011/03/29/160368...
by NineInchNachos on 3/29/2011 @ 10:21am
|What does the god vs. anarchy venn diagram look like?|
by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 3/29/2011 @ 10:44am
|Nice detail on the chain link fence.
Just a few days left to nominate Bix for this year's Greater Tacoma Peace Prize.
Chances are that no matter how impressive the nomination is he'll not get it. It would be nice if Tacoma weren't the military's bitch.
by NineInchNachos on 3/29/2011 @ 10:55am
|i'll try filling out a nomination form tonight. Thanks for the tip sir!|
by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 3/29/2011 @ 11:19am
|Maybe a nomination in cartoon form (250 words or fewer) will get the job done. Last panel suggestion, Bix heading to jail with a pocket full of sunflower seeds.|
by The Jinxmedic on 3/29/2011 @ 11:30am
|Tacoma has been the "miltary's bitch" since 1917. Deal with it.|
by NineInchNachos on 3/29/2011 @ 11:46am
|nobody is anybodies bitch! civility! We are life partners with the military since 1917|
by The Jinxmedic on 3/29/2011 @ 11:56am
|I rather prefer NiN's "life partners" phrasing over Crenshaw's far more crass terminology- a terminology which I unfortunately repeated, even though I used with the appropriate citing "quotes".|
by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 3/29/2011 @ 12:04pm
|Yeah, "life partners" is nice. I'm glad that NIN is no longer the Volcano's "life partner".|
by NineInchNachos on 3/29/2011 @ 12:18pm
|Tacoma can do more to strengthen the life partnership.
Military brings money and bodies into the city... we should be developing community and character to make Tacoma a place worth fighting for... a place worth caring about. If we make an effort maybe young people in the military will be less likely to throw away their lives committing war crimes.
Exit133.com has an interesting idea www.exit133.com/6194/south-tacoma-connec...
by NineInchNachos on 3/31/2011 @ 5:03pm
|YOU ONLY HAVE till midnight to fill out the Tacoma Peace Prize nomination form here www.tacomapeaceprize.org/ in support of Father Bix... a man willing to go to federal prison for peace.
by NineInchNachos on 6/3/2011 @ 8:20am
BREAKING: AMERICA USA! USA! WINNING THE WAR ON 80-YEAR-OLD PEACE ACTIVISTS from #TACOMA! trunc.it/g3sbd
by NineInchNachos on 6/3/2011 @ 8:39am
|On April 14, Bix wrote from Seattle about his initial weeks in prison:
I shuffle around the common area, and I thank God for being here and for the peace I experience. I am not anxious or overly concerned about anything… [I have] things wrong from head to toe, move slowly, tire easily, and take a half ton of pills to prolong breath and life [but] I'm blessed by the peace and quiet spirit inside. I'm not concerned about trying to be more than I am with the other inmates. I'm trying to let them see -- and not hide or disguise -- my lack of knowledge on so many things… I'm lucky to be here.
I know I'm getting weaker -- it takes all my strength and breath to make my bunk. I have to sit down a few times in the process. It takes all I have now to do one or two slow shuffles around the common area. I don't feel panicked or upset about my condition. I know I can keel over at any time, but I feel very much at peace with this condition and understand and accept it -- thankfully -- as part of my journey.
I don't have a regular prayer time now -- but I pray and try to be alert, i.e., at rest in the presence of God. I ask God to lead me as God sees fit. There is no anxiousness or compulsiveness or resolve to preach or hold prayer sessions or do any "religious actions" -- just be and shuffle around. There are four TVs which I avoid, with their steady diet of sex and violence. I am so thankful to feel at peace with my life. It's a gift from God and I do feel God working in and with me. I could be wrong, but this is what I experience.
by NineInchNachos on 6/3/2011 @ 8:41am
|good stuff.... bix writes:
We Americans are lulled and brainwashed. We accept the security of nuclear weapons as our guardians. As a result, we live a type of Midas Touch, embracing gold and all that shines while we decay within from greed, addiction, and selfishness. Beyond this, we arm ourselves more and more for the destruction of others.
Jesus comes to us in the midst of this, and no matter how high the waves of empire might be, that threaten to swamp us, he invites us to walk the path he walks and to believe his Kingdom is real.
Jesus doesn't give up on us. He tells us, "Do not be afraid." He invites us to follow him and walk through the violence, to walk in resistance to the Powers that bring death. He invites us to a life of real community where we care for each other as brothers and sisters. No matter how small the seed of our efforts, the Powers fear most our attempts to come together and live as God intended us to live.
We as a people must come together and meet one another and invite the Spirit to come into our midst. "Where two or more are gathered," the Spirit will be. We must trust this and follow the call of our hearts. We are called to say "yes" to God's invitation and to be a part of God's Kingdom as it unfolds in our lives.
by NineInchNachos on 10/28/2011 @ 10:51pm
|a brand new product line available for purchase on the ART AT WORK month HFW studio tour!
Father Bix's Anti Nuke SUNFLOWER GRO KIT!
while supplies last - on sale only 25 cents!
by NineInchNachos on 1/20/2012 @ 11:18pm
|available online... sooooooon |
by NineInchNachos on 6/7/2012 @ 11:44am
|now available on kevin's experimental Crop Swap site! |