Saturday, February 28, 2009


COOL-Motion Detector Camera to capture wildlife!
GREAT shots of wildlife, check out the "POWs" Photos of the Week, haha

Harry J. Anslinger was a bad man..


Anslinger at the 1937 Hearings
Harry J. Anslinger was an outspoken racist and the head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, a unit of the Treasury Department, between 1930 and 1962. Known as the "Father of the Drug War" and as the "First Drug Czar," Anslinger helped fight against opiates, cocaine, and marijuana.

Many believe that Anslinger's intense interest in making marijuana illegal had to do with his collaboration with industry giants, such as Hearst Newspapers and DuPonts, who both had motives to make hemp illegal.

Harry J. Anslinger was the man who brought the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 to the floor of the Senate, where it was passed. These are some of the statements said by Anslinger, during the hearing:

"There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos, and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz, and swing, result from marijuana use. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers, and any others."

"...the primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races."

"Marijuana is an addictive drug which produces in its users insanity, criminality, and death."

"You smoke a joint and you're likely to kill your brother."

"Marijuana is the most violence-causing drug in the history of mankind."


Pot Tv!

Students for Sensible Drug Policy
Mission Statement

Students for Sensible Drug Policy is an international grassroots network of students who are concerned about the impact drug abuse has on our communities, but who also know that the War on Drugs is failing our generation and our society.

SSDP mobilizes and empowers young people to participate in the political process, pushing for sensible policies to achieve a safer and more just future, while fighting back against counterproductive Drug War policies, particularly those that directly harm students and youth.

Values Statement

Students for Sensible Drug Policy neither encourages nor condemns drug use. Rather, we seek to reduce the harms caused by drug abuse and drug policies. As young people, we strive toward a just and compassionate society where drug abuse is treated as a health issue instead of a criminal justice issue.We recognize that the very real harms of drug abuse are not adequately addressed by current policies and we advocate measures that would effectively help those who develop drug problems. Yet, we also believe that individuals must ultimately be allowed to make decisions for themselves as long as their actions do not infringe upon anyone else’s freedoms or safety.

Because the War on Drugs has historically been justified as necessary to protect youth, it is our responsibility as young people to stop this harmful war from being waged in our names any longer. As scholars, we seek solutions to society's drug problems through focused research, honest dialogue, and informed debate, instead of unquestioned extremism, punishment, and propaganda.


Cannabis Culture
High Times
Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson has a reagae album called "Countryman"

GOOD LISTENING! while you read on...

Friday, February 27, 2009


is a Korean martial art which emerged in the mid-twentieth century and quickly grew to become an international style. Hapkido possesses on the the most complex, unique, and varied arsenals of self-defense techniques to be found in any martial art. These skills include: strikes, kicks, blocks, avoiding movements, holds, joint locks, chokes, throws, breakfalls, tumbling, ground fighting, weapons, meditation, and healing.

Like many other Asian martial arts, Hapkido, emphasizes the unification of body, mind, and spirit; the perfection of human character; social responsibility; and appropriate use of force. Unlike most martial arts, Hapkido utilizes more than 1100 core techniques, which are intuitively modified or combined to create thousands of variations.

Hapkido techniques are not only for self-defense. Meditation and healing techniques are used to develop emotional stability, peace of mind, and confidence, while providing the same health benefits in other arts, such as Tai Chi Chuan and Qi-Gong. Thus, Hapkido is a highly practical self-defense art with strong spiritual underpinnings. In contemporary society, Hapkido, is mostly practice for self-defense, health, and spiritual growth. Although it is often compared to Aikido, Taekwondo, Jujutsu, Judo, and Tai Chi Chuan, it has a much broader range of techniques, suitable in a wider range of situations. Hapkido is currently practiced by a diverse range of men, women, and children of all ages; working professionals; gifted athletes; the physically impaired; military and law enforcement professionals; practiced in over 100 countries and continues to expand rapidly worldwide!

Etiquette a sign of gratitude and respect found throughout the martial arts world. It signifies not only respect for you instructors or superiors, but respect for yourself, the art, and the "life" in general. It is a symbol of your profound reguard and caring for the rights and lives of others.

Standing bow in Korean is called Kyŏng-nye.

Rank System
The ten black black-ranks are referred to as degrees or dans. Fourth degree black belt or higher usually refers to master-level practitioner. The ranks from the lowest to highest are: white, yellow, green, blue, red, black.
Ranks are awarded based on skills and the amount of time spent in training at one's current rank. Promotion from one rank to another usually occurs through formal testing, which assesses a candidate's skills according to specific rank requirements.

The jacket, belt, and pants worn during martial arts training is called a tobok (Korean). The jacket and pants are white, and the belt is color-coded according to the students rank. The uniform worn in Hapkido is commonly referred to as a "grappling-style" uniform or "Judo-style" uniform.

Kindle 2 from

Have you ever heard of this device?!
click link

230,000 books available on amazon for $10 wireless sent to this device as thin as a pencil, weighs less than 10 grams.
You can have every book you own with you always, type notes in the sidebar like a real book, no glare, screen doesn't hurt your eyes like a normal computer monitor,
directly connected to wikipedia, you can download blogs, newspapers, use the dictionary or thasurus to look up any new words you don't know or use wikipedia to learn more about any topic you find as your reading!
What a crazy invention, how weird that some day people won't ever print anything out or even write with pens and pencils anymore!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Góðan daginn - Icelandic!

Jambo -Swahili!
Konnichiwa -Japanese
Bonjour -French
Bangawoyo -Korean
Salaam _Arabic
Guten Tag_German

I love the greetings on FLIKR.
Corey Action

YBCA wants college students to be their Valentine ( ♥ ) FREE this month to college students
Let's go Feb 25th?


Monday, February 16, 2009

Mermaids & Mormans

"If your a bird, then I'm a bird" ...My roommate was watching the Notebook


Tour of California Updates, videos:

I'm going to on a road trip to Arizona, gunna see the Grand Canyon!!!! :D
1901 Harder Rd, Hayward, CA 94542
4335 N 78th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
1 Mather, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023 (Grand Canyon National Park)
10714 Harpenden Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93311
1901 Harder Rd, Hayward, CA 94542

I've been sick this week..resting.
I have to finish two photo books this week to publish them in time for when the quarter ends so I can turn them in as my final project.
I have to plan 3 photoshoots..

Thank God, this quarter is almost over..

Then I road trip north. Humbolt County, Redwoods, Fern Canyon, Portland, Oregon...Seattle, Washington, Olympic National park, The cascades..ahhh

Tour of California Off to Auspicious Start for Lance

Posted: 15 Feb 2009 11:10 AM CST
The Adventure Blog

The Tour of California officially gets underway today, with the first stage running from Davis to Santa Rosa, covering a distance of 107 miles (173km). Fabian Cancellara will begin the day in the yellow jersey after winning yesterday's Prologue. The stage will get underway at noon local time.

But, it's already been a rough morning for Lance Armstrong, who awoke to find that the Astana team truck was broken into over night, and his time trial bike was stolen from inside. The bike, pictured here, is one of a kind, and as Lance says in his Twitter feed, it'll be tough to pawn off. A reward is being offered for its return.

The other compelling sub-plot for the Tour of California is of course the return of Floyd Landis to cycling. Floyd had a bit of a scare a few days ago, crashing on a training ride, but he suffered no real damage, and partipated in yesterday's prologue, finishing well back in the field in 90th place. For Landis, the first big hurdle is over however, as he has returned to the track at long last.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Weekend Plans?

Valentines Day?

The Great San Francisco Pillow Fight
Leave it to a place like San Francisco to host the most visible incarnation of the Pillow Fight's flash-mob-esque gathering, and subsequent public pillow fight. I would say that a safe thousand people were milling around Justin Herman Plaza at Embarcadero and Market Streets in Downtown San Francisco. As the Ferry Building's clock struck 6pm, the lovey-rage could be cut with a knife from the air around. As 6pm approached, two lines were formed, people wielding pillows took one last breath of air: and running full speed at one another, a Braveheart-like scenario played out. The feathers were everywhere, pilling up to six inches in some parts. Now, this is a community building event if ever I saw one. --Russ Juskalian

Weekend Sherpa suggestions:

That's A Mori: Grab binoculars, lawn chairs, and a thermos filled with goodness, then head to Pacifica's Mori Point for some afternoon basking. From your cliff-top vantage point, scan the waters for migrating gray whales.
Urban Waterfall: Berkeley's got all sorts of hidden treasures within its city limits. One of our favorites: a secret waterfallaccessed from a stairway behind Codornices Park.
Wilbur Wind-down: Soak the day away at Wilbur Hot Springsnear Clear Lake. Try out three different flumes of water ranging from 98 to 110 degrees. Some like it hot!
Northern Comfort: Pedal from San Francisco, across the Golden Gate Bridge, and make a sharp right turn down toCavallo Point Lodge at historic Fort Baker. Enjoy a farm fresh brunch on the patio or sip a warm drink by the outdoor fire pit.

NEXT 3 WEEKENDS OF Next Wave Choreographers, Black Choreographers Festival

I'm helping set up for this show tonight. One the of the performers named Corey Action taught my hip hop class last wednesday. It was so much fun! The best class so far. I went to this festival last week in Oakland at Laney College, it was so great! But the performers were all different. So Laetitcia and I volunteered to help set up for the show tonight and we get to watch it for free! BUT it's only $15.

I invite you to come tonight because it will be in San Francisco at the Dance Missions Theater on 3316 24th Street @ Mission
Watch a video clip here.


This weekend go and check out the Amgen Tour of California!
The largest cycling event in America, the 2009 Amgen Tour of California is a Tour de France-style cycling road race presented by AEG that challenges the world's top professional cycling teams to compete along a demanding, recently expanded, 750-mile course from Sacramento to Escondido from February 14-22, 2009. Founded in 2005 by Breakaway from Cancer. Lance Armstrongs first race back since he retired.
I'm trying to decided if I want to drive to Sacramento for the first day they race 2.4 miles, over in 5 mins but theres lots of events going on in the city it's right by the capital building and they announce the racers.

But then go to the start in Davis or the end in Santa Rosa. 107.6 miles! Santa Rosa is supposebly the best place to cycle in California. So it'd be worth it to go there also.

BUT then if you have Monday free they will be right here. Sausalito-Santa Cruz. They will be riding through San Francisco! I think I will definitely be going to this day!
Stage Map:

Sacramento Sat, Feb 14th 1:30-4pm
Davis - Santa Rosa Sun, Feb 15th Noon-5pm
Sausalito - Santa Cruz Mon, Feb 16th 8:30-2pm
San Jose - Modesto Tues, Feb 17th Noon-5pm
Merced - Clovis 18th 11-5pm
Visalia - Pasa Robles 19th 10-5pm
Solvang 20th 12-3pm
Santa Clarita - Pasa Robles 21st 12-4pm
Rancho Bernardo - Escondido 22nd 12-5pm

Thursday, February 12, 2009

7 Marathons, 7 Continents, 6 Days!

7 Marathons, 7 Continents, 6 Days!
Posted: 06 Feb 2009 03:47 PM CST

Last weekend I set a personal best for myself running. I hit 11 miles, and felt pretty good afterwards, even though my next few days were much more scaled back as my legs recovered. So, I can only imagine what it must have been like for Richard Donovan, who just finished up his World Marathon Challenge, completing seven marathons, on seven continents, in just six days.

The Challenge got underway last Saturday, with Irishman Richard running his his first marathon, a distance of 26.2 miles or 42.2km, in Antarctica. From there he moved on to Cape Town, South Africa, then to Dubai, before proceeding to London. He than ran the London Marathon, in that blizzard no less, before he boarded a plane, and with the time zones working in his favor, flew to Toronto, where he ran another marathon on the same day! Next, it was on to Santiago, Chile on the 3rd of February, and after a quick run there it was off to Sydney, Australia for the final leg, which he successfully completed yesterday as well.

All told, it actually took Richard five days, ten hours, and eight minutes to complete the Challenge. In the process, he also added up a lot of frequent flyer miles as well, and had the opportunity to tour some of the great cities of the world, on foot no less. And, as an added bonus, he was also able to make me feel like total crap for those mere 11 miles I was able to run on one continent, over one day. I'm such a slacker.

Congrats Richard! And thanks to the Team Geared Up Blog for this story.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Fern Canyon Jurassic Park 2 filmed here

Michael Phelps smoking outa a bong hhaaa