Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Dragons are not in the Diplomatic Corps.

Dog Poet Transmitting.......

May your noses always be cold and wet.

Hopefully we can clarify some things today; for me and for you, or maybe only ‘about me’ for your benefit, at least as far as interpersonal things go. I am not a lamb. I am not a fluffy bunny or a cuddly cat. I am not a Saturday morning cartoon character. EACH OF US has characteristics and qualities with supernatural association; HOWEVER... in most of us these features are LATENT. We have to awaken them and this; I and some others have managed to do. For me, it came about through an intensity of brutal trauma, aspiration, powerful psychedelic experiences and periods of Brahmacharya and other physical austerities. I also had the good fortune to be brought into the presence of a powerful master on a timeless beach years ago and was able to see the very characteristics of which I will refer to here today, operating in him ...in an unmistakable fashion.

Unless we are some kind of cosmic blockhead and archetypal dullard, we all come out of a tradition that is connected to us at some point in our lifetimes. You can find out what this is by subjecting yourself to whatever it takes to strip away the veneer of your self conscious assumptions about who and what you think you are. There are various ways to initiate suitable trauma or favorable conditions to bring revelation about but I do not recommend many of them in general ...because, I HAVE SEEN that most people cannot handle this when it happens. It takes a certain type of person to be able to just drop all of their ideas and attitudes about themselves. In my case, I had all sense of self beaten out of me to begin with so there wasn't anything much to get rid of. Occasionally, our lives are geared in an unavoidable fashion to a particular end. This was the case with me. What any of that means, overall result wise, I have yet to discover but I suspect that time is much closer than it was.

My traditional archetype; which came out of the intrinsic yoga that followed my initiation, is that of the dragon and also the cobra. From its most ancient genesis; out of which evolves ALL traditions and faiths, that being India, it is the cobra. From the further evolution of metaphysical thought as it passed into China it becomes the dragon. That is the essential variation of force as it is expressed through the snorting technique, as well as the dynamic tension yoga forms that I practice. None of this is being articulated or defined with any precision and can’t be effectively in the verbal medium. These things are best explained to the consciousness through the intuition but that is not the purpose of this posting to begin with.

In the course of my traveling from the events that have had the most significant impact on me, I have met the occasional mysterious stranger and had the occasional serendipitous encounter where someone recognized what it is that is at work in me particularly and they have confirmed this to me. Out of every tradition, there are certain typical roles that an aspirant will move to and sometimes ‘through’. At some point I might cease to be a dragon and transmute into a tortoise. It happens. Even within the particular archetypal expressions that any of us might ‘personalize’, There are also differences in ‘magnitude’, ‘intensity’ and ‘application’. There are complexities of definition. Some of the personalized expressions of the cosmos through the individual in ALL traditions are; prophet, saint, sage, guru, adept, exempt adept, ipsissimus, intoxicated madman, masts (naked renunciates, wild eyed wild haired madmen) and Buddha/Bodhisattva etc. There are combinations. In my case the personalized expression is that of ‘sage’, with a more specific title of ‘madman, mystic, sage’. By this time, it has been demonstrated to me often enough for me to be fairly clear about the overall role. For those with multiple designations, the individual is in the process of a passage of ongoing refinements of the type, whereby the crazy aspect, or whatever ancillary aspects, are transmuted into a polished and rooted singularity.

In my case, it is not me that is significant at all but that which ‘rides upon or within me’. This link gives some insight into what is under discussion. There is plenty more where that came from (internet). I am a water pipe channel, or a horse, or a conveyance of the type already mentioned.

Why am I talking about this today? It is so that, hopefully, the reader is not seduced into thinking that I am something I am not, like a cuddly kitten, a bunny, a sweet and light- “how pretty the flowers, how pretty the hours, how pretty you, how pretty me”. I am not that. I am more forceful and direct and for good reasons. I am not a peacemaker. I am a warrior. I may not be a very good one but despite that, I am that. There is and will be conflict between myself and those hoping for and/or expecting something different from me. This is why I routinely say, “Take what you find useful and ignore the rest.” I am not here to play pattycake, or to make people feel good about themselves. I am not here to appear all wise and knowing because I am not all wise and knowing. Occasionally, real wisdom may pass through me and occasionally I may know something in the moment that has been made accessible to me and I might not know it moments later.

My tradition and lineage comes out of the very long ago and for all I know, my teacher has been alive through all of this time. He certainly looked the part. I have NEVER met anyone who looked like him and bristled with the power and energy that he did.

People’s feelings are going to get hurt around me. This is not because I generally enjoy doing something like that. That would be very far from the truth of the matter but... I have a plain way of speaking. I am direct and in this age of touchy feely, there are all kinds of overly sensitive souls who don’t care for that and prefer to be stroked and coddled and patted on the head. That’s not my job. I pay the price for it too but the benefits of this far outweigh the liabilities. The New Age has done significant harm to the way we have come to view ourselves and the particularly perverse environment of ‘self discovery’ that these money monger hucksters are engaged in; “I’m okay, you’re okay”, weekend intensives that lead to certificates designating you as a master, ridiculous seminars that result in you being enlightened, westernized charlatan gurus who anoint the criminally mercantile with a few pedestrian parlor tricks that make it possible for them to milk the dairy cows.

During my time I ran across any number of insufferable ‘teachers’, goddess types, guru whores and layabouts whose sole objective was to get laid, paid, worshiped, or housed for free. My tune “New Age Twinkie” is about actual conversations I overheard while lurking about the entrance of the Paia health food store; Mana Foods I think it was called, it’s been awhile. I used to highly enjoy standing nearby to empowering dialogues, going on between professional airheads and listening to some of the unintentionally hilarious exchanges that would occur.

I know I have tried to EXPLAIN certain things about me and how I go about what I do, MANY TIMES before. I do not do this to emphasize how unique and ‘special’ I am. Believe me, even if it were true, just about all of you do not want to have to go through what it takes to get there, or here, however the case may be. You don’t have to. There are certainly less explosive and torturous ways that you can travel to get to wherever it is you are hoping to get. If there were anything exceptional or special about me it would only be the amount of shit I got put through to only get as far as I have gotten (grin).

I know that there are people who want to feel like we have some kind of friendship; an enduring relationship with me and in some cases that may be true. Exchanging emails and coming and going around here for lengths of time does not constitute a relationship, nor do I owe anyone anything relative to whatever investment they think they have with me, based on being around here for any length of time. I did not initiate this, nor have I continued at it in order to build some kind of extended family of mutually sympathetic souls. I’m not going to trash anything that comes out of this particular time slot but then again I might, as it may seem I did with The New Shangri La. I’ve explained all these things ad nauseum.

I am NOT going to pussyfoot around or go into Chinese acrobat contortions to keep everyone amiable toward me and it never crosses my mind that we are going to find ourselves in some kind of fairytale circumstance of happily ever after down here. I have a few simple duties and that is to strive as hard as possible to maintain a certain level of informative discourse and to channel that discourse free of charge, until I am called to do something else. If... in the process of my moving about here, I occasionally offend some of you, or (and it would be, almost without exception) inadvertently step on your toes, I am not a professional ballroom dancer and I am NOT employed in the business of getting you to like me. If I can only be of use, here and there, that is enough for me and if accidents happen, or people feel I didn't stroke them as diligently, or with as much devotion as they may have come to expect well... too bad. Take what is useful and pay no mind to the rest.

Hopefully this clears it all up wherever it may not have been clear before but... I doubt it (grin). Let me conclude by saying that there is nothing exceptional about me that cannot be true about any one of you. Simply do the work and take the licks and you will get wherever it is you may presently think it is you want to go, or... you will get wherever it is that you allow yourself to be led to, which is more along the lines that I operate according to. If... for some reason... you are still unclear about any of this or you are confused about where you stand with me, you are welcome to email me and when I can get around to it, I will reply. May good fortune and the light of the ineffable both shine upon you without pause.


End Transmission.......

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Addendum; There are many, many paths, especially at this time. Some favor the shamanistic course and usually because they are fascinated by phenomena or want to perform magic. The Castaneda ‘novels’ operate in this sphere and so do the traditions of most indigenous peoples, which most of you are not genetically the offspring of. These kinds of system can be found all over the place; in Shintoism and in Aghora Tantra, Wicca and other forms of paganism. We are in an age where the pursuit of magical powers and the use of bad magic upon the minds of the susceptible and ignorant are everywhere to be seen. This is not my course, though I have brushed up against it and any of us that persist in our determined course will acquire certain powers as we go. Whether we acquire the discipline and acumen to use them properly is something else.

Some of us are traditionalists and seek to evolve within an established religion and that is perfectly fine. Some of us are iconoclasts, or of a philosophical bent and ANYTHING can be fine depending on your ability to step out of any of the systems when the times comes for it... should it come to that. Some attain illumination right within a particular schematic. YOU JUST NEVER KNOW. One thing is for sure, if you are a dilettante you will get what dilettantes get and if you are a serious and sincere aspirant you will get what they get. Whatever the case, insofar as it applies to what happens here; DO NOT expect chili to taste like pound cake, or expect barmaids in dirndl or polka music where it is not the environment for it. Decide what it is you think you want and go there after it until you find it is not what you want, or you achieve it and find that you do. Do not look for plants that are not generic to the place where you are looking for them. Go where those plants are.

One is not wrong to give you what they have when you came looking for something else and didn’t get it. That’s not their fault. Go where what you want can be found and if you don’t know what you want then you had better think about identifying what that is or you will surely find unhappiness and a lack of fulfillment in any case.

By Way of Explanation; (boy, we are getting a bit long here) Yesterday, I replied to a comment by a reader concerning a recommendation I made. For me, what he said was somewhat humorous given my response as you can see over at Petri Dish, if you are of a mind, and some of you will remember my original statement. I was simply being (for me) matter of fact and when I said, “Perhaps you should not follow my recommendations; meaning in that area, because they might not be for you, it was straight up without emotion and sincerely meant. And maybe only ‘some’ of the recommendations will apply. Certainly you should read a review or two on whatever it is that I recommended. I didn't recommend the books as books of wisdom, when that happens I will state it as such. I recommend them as engrossing or informative reads. Some of us read for pleasure. I am one such and of course I read for information too. I am quite certain that that commentator was at the very least mystified by my response and quite possibly felt wounded, which should not happen. People need to be less subjective here and also more resilient. Now as for how come I know this kind of thing, I am an empath and I often feel the results of my statements and my work as it affects listeners or readers. This should not be a cue for those opposed to me to send me bad vibes, which does happen, because I am protected most of the time in that regard (grin) and they will come back upon you, as some of you already know.

Over time, all kinds of weird things go on and sometimes people believe lies that were told about situations in which I was set up for the purpose of diminishment. I figure that people lame enough to go that route are not going to be missed AND... often when people are wrong and they later realize it, their ego or pride will not allow them to admit it. This I have observed directly. One reader in New York is a prime example of this. Nothing that happens around here is an accident. It is all arranged to determine one’s continuing access to whatever it is that goes on here. No blame as far as that goes either way. I’m not for everyone and god help me if I were. Okay... I HOPE this clarifies things in some small respect.

I have no problem being truthful, in as far as my recollection of things go. I don’t lie. I do my best not to. I might not always be comprehensive and clear but I try. Over time there are people who have come around here and deliberately lied about events for whatever their reason was. If you are not disposed to accept my version and ESPECIALLY when I offer a number of eye witnesses in support of it then I don’t want anything to do with you anyway. I have even had people come in and say that what was presented by some was not the truth. Even these things are not enough for people who are just looking for something bad to believe. There is a limit to the degree to which I will bend over backwards. The wise move, if you haven’t even met me in the first place, is to be inclined toward what the majority of those who have, have said.

Finally, let it be known that I am, most of the time, very busy and even when I do take time away from all this, those things I have to do will have increased in the interim. Therefore, sometimes I am speeding through actions and do not take the time to be obliging to the readers emotional expectations. Sometimes I bypass niceties and just get matter of fact. It’s nothing personal (unless it is-grin... but that would be so defined so, since it seldom is, it seldom is). I suggest everyone learn how to be important to themselves and then it will not matter if they are important to me. I love people. I do but... I am a very private person and am most comfortable when I am alone. I understand this cannot even be most of the time and once I am in Hawaii I will be also going into practice as a kind of therapist. People used to come and ask if they could pay me to listen to them... really. It has happened several times. I do have some amount of ability to trouble shoot other people’s problems; would that I had that ability when it comes to myself (grin). So... I am suspecting I will be around others because there are plenty of problems out there and my Shiatsu practice will start up again too. Good grief! I’m out of here.


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28 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love New Age Twinkie!

jimminychristmas

Anonymous said...

hmmmm....feelings...nothing more than feelings....isn't it interesting how common it is for people to build a persona for another and then expect that persona to perform according to their expectations?
and how pissed off they are when 'it' disappoints? thank you for the gentle reminder -- keep doing this and stay in a holding pattern -- stop doing it and move on/up/out.

in defense of those who may believe/expect you to be a cutesy, wootsy dear little doll....the photo of you as a boy is the dearest, sweetest thing on the internet and i just want to gather you in my arms every time i see it. you adorable little lefty....that face! that smile despite the hell of living as you did.....i wuvvvvv you! so if you want to dissuade people (particularly softhearted women like myself) from holding this persona dear....replace it with a madman sage at full gallop.

D_Man said...

You da man, Less! Much love!

Thomas said...

Hah! Fire-breathing, and the pouring of clear water. It is inspiring that you demand your space like that. Regarding your way, I think I prefer the peaceful route, whew! It would take many lives for me to become resilient enough to take that much shit, I think, that, or closer contact to God.

Self-sufficiency in feelings and mentality should be sought by all, in my opinion. (It's really God-sufficiency, of course, and does not exclude inspiration from others) It just makes things a lot nicer and easier for oneself, and one doesn't have to run around after company. God, and friendliness, it's a good recipe, I believe. I didn't invent it, but it's good.

Good on you, Visible. I hope, for your sake, that it sinks in, so you don't have to spend more time fighting peoples bogeymen.

"Amen" to the prayer at the end of the post.

Anonymous said...

No worries. :)

Jim

galen said...



What an interesting post. You owning all dat and cleanin' the clock. Can only say that ever since I found you and whenever I'm around you (in print, audio, dream, vibration) one thought has ALWAYS been with me: "Remember, there's a tiger on the loose." (grin) I used to think it was to get me to keep my distance but I now know it's a form of training, conscious or not, training to live prepared. And so, I'm glad I don't live with you but have frequent visits. The tiger likes his space and one must digest his intensity in nano-doses. And be it known, I keep an inner gorilla. Sure, it carries a teddy-bear, but it knows when to set it down and join the fray. Tigers and gorillas are fiercely beautiful, donchatink?


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Lori said...

we love you just the way you are :)

Visible said...

With certain comments, you have to have a name to get them posted. Anonymous is not permissible in 'some' cases. Also, careful reading of the post would have answered part of your gripe. I DID NOT title myself that way, others did.

Now... I don't want you to feel that you can't say what you did; it won't make any difference here one way or another in any case but... if you can't stand behind what you say (from that perspective) then you can't say it here. My firm resolve about this is because quite often those posting these comments are someone I have a history with and they don't want that noted. Keep in mind that we keep IP records and check back on them now and again. There are good and logical reasons for this.

Karen Norman said...

Dear Vis,

If I remember right the first post I did here you called me a looney and told me to go away. Ha ha ha. It occurs to me that anyone who appears sane in an insane world is obviously insane, and those who appear insane are actually the sane one's!

The point is Vis, you did not upset me. My reply was, that's a bit harsh isn't it Vis :o). You can't hurt me Vis because I am a warrior also. I don't allow others to hurt me. I am in control of my universe/mind as any good master/mistress is. In control as much as the Divine allows me to be that is.

As for you upsetting people Vis, I don't agree. People can only be upset if they allow their self the luxury of indignation. Personally I find that indignation is of the ego, so rather then get upset when people insult me I look at what is being said. If there is truth to their observation and it makes me feel bad then I work on changing that aspect of my self, for my own good. If, on the other hand, they note a quality that serves me well, but gives them difficulty because they are an ass, it would appear that their comment is more about who they are. More often then not people are just projecting their own inadequacies onto others, which is what quantum physics supports, and why Jesus said 'as you believe so shall it be".

My journey has seen the self just about pushed from view too Vis. Where I live, if you get upset, you get told to eat some concrete and toughen up! My world is male dominated so not much slack is cut. My life has increased my energy potential to the point that weak people feel intimidated by me, and that is when I am trying to be nice. I use to feel bad about this but then I realised that being strong was good and being weak was bad. Weak people give in while strong people keep going :o). I also have the habit of being very direct and not pussy footing around the bush.

I knew who you were before I read the column today Vis, nothing new to me. If I were you I would not even bother to explain this reality to others, if they can't work out what is what that is their bad. I don't carry other people's baggage, because I am in the process of shedding my own. If they want to haul around all that energy absorbing baggage that is their gig.

The lower dimensional parasites that attach their self to humans require a victim complex, or anger, jealousy, hatred etc, basically one of the deadly sins, to find a safe harbour in which to house their self. As the energy frequency rises on this plain and humanity raise their energy, by not indulging in the seven deadly sins, the parasites food supply is drying up. It is for this reason that the elite are creating so much fear and anxiety within the world to scare the populous, because fear lowers your vibration, and the elite need to create this atmosphere in order to provide food for their masters. When people die in battle, or engage in any lower energy pursuit, as their spirit passes into the unknown, they become food for these parasites, who were referred to as Ammut/Amam in Ancient Egypt's 'weighing of the heart' ceremony. This is why Jesus told people to LOVE THY ENEMY. Jesus was trying to tell us to keep control over our energy and keep it high so when we die we do not end up prey for these demons/jinns/aliens. Call it how you see it.

All I know Vis is we are living in an existence that is nothing like we think it is, or more accurately what we have been taught it is. We had the shade pulled over our eyes for thousands of years and now the veil is lifting. It can't be too much longer before the cracks in the dam's walls give way and all hell breaks loose. All those people that are complaining about you hurting their feelings had better start toughening their self up or they are never gonna get through what is before us. They need to strengthen their mind's resolve, and start to accept the fact that they are already dead, the best they can hope for is not to end up as an appetiser on Amam's dinner table.

Cheers Bro
Luv Kazz

galen said...


One more afterthought came to mind after reading today's post. The writer of the following quote must have known we're all too hard on ourselves:


"I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes. I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best."
-- Marilyn Monroe



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Anonymous said...

For the past five years since i have my first PC Mister Apocalypse[Les alter maybe] I seldom miss a post. I even wrote a word here and there but not thinking Mr A was my chela or me his but still being fully cognizant of his White Magic guruship. Not everyone must be initiated into some spirit hierarchy. Some of us are reawakened to who what something that always was and is. Everywhere we go we encounter love and act as spirit birthers for all our newfound friends and lovers. We should be grateful for these meetups with LV [Mr. A] Much love to all here. Chipster

Chinese Sneakers said...

Ya', cobras and dragons are cool imagery. And i know you're all about the spiritual, and being the private warrior sage or what have you.

Still, for me, you're nothing more, and nothing less, than one of the finest working American writers.

Hope you don't mind if i hold onto to this view of you.

Truth is, you can't take it away from me now, anyway.

Cheers.

Visible said...

Like I said, more or less, a lot of the time when I am brusk I am just in a hurry. This is something I have to work on because the view from my position is not the same as the point of arrival. I've been getting a lot of good news lately from the places where it counts to most and I think that is going to show itself in how I proceed in the future.

It's not so much what we go through that counts overall. It's where we end up that tells the story.

Eudoxia Jones said...

Time for treading on egg shells is over if people can't handle shit it's their choice. I'm sick to death of the 'poor me' syndrome. Some people clearly lack emotional maturity it any stage of their lives. They refuse to assume responsibility for their own emotions by assigning blame onto others. It's not my job to massage peoples egos or wrap them in cotton wool. I won't sacrifice my decision to walk in the light of truth in order to polish somebody's rose colored glasses because they refuse to be responsible for the quality of their own experiences. Anybody who does decide to kurb themselves in order to not offend somebody else is in reality aiding and abetting a dying paradigm. It's time for mankind to grow the fuck up and the sooner the better.

Whilst that might sound arrogant to some it is not. My point is as most here already know is that people, by their own choices offend themselves. Just on the week-end my daughter was visiting and went to the shop and bought home Black & Gold cheese which I don't eat under any circumstances. The reason for this is rock solid the first and last time I used B&G cheese was on lasagner and when it melted it wasn't the consistency of cheese but rather resembled styrofoam plastic and didn't smell much better, needless to say I didn't eat it and made the decision to never buy or eat the shit again. So she has a major meltdown over this. Crying and carrying on because she doesn't think she's good enough for this family and nothing she ever does is good enough LOL - fuck me dead the transgressions of this family are deep, furthermore it's simply her interpretation of a situation that had no bearing in reality. It may have in one point in her life but at that particular moment it was about cheese. She is fully aware of the techniques to resolve this and similar issues and we've spoken about it on so many occasions it's not funny. Everybody needs to sort out their own shit and stop dumping it on everybody else and blaming others for how they feel fuck that shit! Needless to say I would not apologize as suggested as I had nothing to apologize for and I have one more thing to add. If somebody doesn't like what I stand for or doesn't respect my choices of what I put into my body, then too fucking bad, suck it up buttercup.

est said...

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I for one, don't need any hand holding
neither do i need any sort of cuddling

I am a man created by god and of free will
what i choose to say is of me and me alone

I will continue to speak my mind, as it were
and suffer any consequences, of any kind

I will never shut up, until the day i die
and then i will be quiet, finally and completely
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Love To Push Those Buttons said...

"I am not a lamb. I am not a fluffy bunny or a cuddly cat. I am not a Saturday morning cartoon character. "

But you do have a nice nose. Stage presence, ya know?

And did someone say 'cobra'?

Gods, I love snakes

Once at the Museum of Natural History in Golden Gate Park, one was right at the glass. I bent my knees so we were nose to nose, and as I raised myself, the cobra did the same, hood was NOT spread. It was soooooo cool. Some people in some countries do keep them as pets.

Another time there was a reptile exhibit a long time ago at a local mall when I was still a food product. I got real close to the snake, it licked my nose, and my step-mother not only screamed, but slapped me upside.

WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE?! THE SNAKE WAS BEING HELD BY THE PERSON PUTTING ON THE EXHIBIT! IT WAS NON-TOXIC, AND QUITE FRIENDLY! SHEESH!

Visible said...

atavistic fear is a large part of a universal problem, along with believing in ridiculous lies.

Visible said...

A new Smoking Mirrors is up now-

Dinner with the Devil and the Patanjai Method.

Brian Crossland said...

Eudoxia;
Why would someone demand an apology from another? what then would it's worth be?

Anonymous said...

one more time for the children in the hospital...

"The Paradox concerning the nature of Objective validity is by design and degree instinctual."

curiously,
the entire Planet Earth is terrorized DAILY by the
JEWISH TERRORIST STATE calling
itself "Israel"...

http://forward.com/articles/209763/new-jersey-rabbi-steven-pruzansky-spews-savage-hat/

In Truth there are no so-called
"Jews" in the Old Testament and the Children of Israel never turned into the Proselytes to Talmudic Judaism calling themselves "Jews"...from wherever they are from...modern day so-called "Jews" are not even descended from the Tribe of Judah..!!!

Only Hating Jesus and having a Talmud makes a "Jew" so..."Jewish"... a certified dung doodling member of the stool sculpture deity cult compound...

every Non Jew on the Planet needs to KNOW and understand why the "JEWS" will never be 'Israel'...simply because they claim to be "Jews"...!

There are NO JEWS IN THE OLD TESTAMENT...!!!

The Old Testament is not about the "Jewish" people.

No one HAS to stay in the stool sculpture deity cult compound after finding out about the TRUTH of not Having to be a "Jew" or a "Jew" worshipper....it's true.

knowing the Truth is the exit strategy from the stool sculpture deity cult compound...

{former} SEC DEF Hagel sez Hey...

sincerely

Davy

Visible said...

what is coerced is often insincere.

insiam said...

'BLACH DEATH'

Can't link this as it is a signed in members only site. But a reliable source.


BANGKOK, 26 Nov 2014 – The Ministry of Public Health has adopted surveillance measures at all ports throughout the country following a report of the Black Death in Madagascar.

The Ministry of Public Health has ordered officials in provinces with international ports to sterilize all ships anchoring in Thai ports and get rid of rats on board. Residents in maritime areas have also been urged to keep their houses clean and to stick to the correct methods of waste disposal.

The move came after a report of the Bubonic plague epidemic which has sickened more than 100 and killed 47 people in Madagascar in the past three months.

Bubonic plague, otherwise known as the Black Death, is a flea-born infection that spreads from rats or other rodents to humans and usually causes death. The symptoms of the plague include swellings in the groin, the neck and armpits and elsewhere, high fever, chills, muscle cramps, nausea, seizure and gangrene.

galen said...



Well, I just have to own that I can be hurt, laid low, devastated. Even my dog can be hurt or disappointed and he has ways of letting me know it. I'd like to think I was beyond all that, but no, I am not, and it's okay; maybe it's even how it should be. Creator gave the gamut of emotions, as I see it. I don't stay locked in but I also recognize when hurt shows up. Maybe those feelings are signaling something isn't right here. And usually there's an opportunity with the hurt experience, an opening to go deeper on something.

Confession number 7,982. So shoot me. Too sensitive for my own damn good. Not too concerned about changing that.




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galen said...



Vis, I see that sometimes what you write gets steered and its essence is stirred to become something else. Interpretation is a risky thing. I didn't think you were saying it's not okay to ever feel hurt, but seems some took it that way. And really, what do I have but my own interpretation.


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Visible said...

I've no idea. I'm up the road.

Visible said...

sure Tempe Tom Tom

Visible said...

A new Petri Dish is up now-

May you be Ever Thankful, Today and Always.

Anonymous said...

Great post, Vis. I think one of the hardest questions to answer is "What do I want?" Why is it when you get what you want, you don't want it anymore? As if, if it were attainable it's not worth wanting. ??

Galen, McCob, Ray B I always love what you have to say.

Laura