Medicine Ball (for Planet 813b)

January 28th, 2016

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Medicine Ball

Part I

An alien race was guarding this sector
Regarding all planets with life as a nectar
Rare in the Universe, as rare as could get
So they came charged with detecting a threat

The mother ship melted her way through the clouds
All aboard anxious to see through the shrouds
And there in the open as plain as could be
A giant stood snarling as tall as a tree

The alien crew knew all was sublime
The wonder of life was evolving just fine
With reptiles in charge there was reason to hope
All of the planets life systems would cope

They popped the champagne and they floated around
Ice cap to ice cap such life did abound
Up came the sun and around went the moon
All were lamenting of leaving too soon

But protocol dictated what should be done
The captain gave orders to sling shot the sun
Soon far behind them was 813b
Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot was all they could see

Part II

Never again did they give it a thought
Until HQ called them, their voices distraught
‘You told us that all was ok in that sector
Now we find 813b has a vector’

‘Turn in your data- return to main base
Your mission’s a failure, your crew a disgrace
Or choose to go back and find out what went wrong
Find what’s destroying that planetoid’s song’

‘Aye’ came the answer, ‘Lee Helmsman, all full!
Pitch left at the Pleiades, we’ll use them for pull
We have to find out what the vector’s about
Watch out for that asteroid, come about, come about!’

The captain turned on the big overhead screen
Past light cones allowing the past to be seen
Zoom it in with a will, if you will Quartermaster-
Let’s have a good look at this planet’s disaster’

And there on the screen came the scene sans the screams
Dinosaurs perishing ‘neath meteor streams
Nemesis Comet came streaking from heaven
Countdown to extinction came ten, nine eight seven…

The captain called back to now distant Main Base
‘Sir, there’s dead dinos all over the place
A one-in-a-trillion big comet came down
Allowing the mammals from holes in the ground

The rodents took over and soon changed their form
Learned to make fire, began terraform
Then came the cities and wars after that
They found without wars all their markets went flat’

Base answered ‘Yes captain, that would explain
Mountains torn down and the acid in rain
Return now to Headquarters, your job is through
There’s just one more thing that we want you to do…’

And off cross the cosmos the captain did streak
By sidestepping wormholes it took just a week
They left behind medicine for 813b
Another huge comet shot into the sea

joey racano

State of the Union 2016

January 11th, 2016
Joey Racano

Joey Racano

State of the Union 2016

– by Joey Racano

Good evening ladies and gentlemen, members of the press, and friends around the world. We all know why I am here, but let me tell you why you are here with me. Because you are a problem solver, rather than a blame thrower, because you thirst not only for knowledge, but for truth, which is in short supply in the world of politics and policy.

The world has never been more volatile, the future more uncertain. But the issues have never been more clear cut and their answers never more handy for those with the courage to reach out for them, and each other. So thank you for reaching out alongside me, for a better world and a better way.

It’s no secret that American pop culture is steeped in the flashy, gimmicky world of entertainment and bling. But we can’tsolve the problem of trillion dollar oil wars and the hurricanes of loss they bring, by raising children on violent video games with names like Warcraft, Call of Duty, and Boom Beach.

Nor can we solve the problem of Syrian refugees by bombing the sovereign nation they are fleeing.

And we can’t solve the problem of terror by tightening borders rather than improving our foreign policy.

Changing the world isn’t going to be easy, but it is going to be necessary.

And such change is even more difficult stemming from the fact that we have been hampered right out of the starting gate by stolen presidential elections, energy policies written by oil companies whose effect on the Gulf of Mexico has been anything but shrimp and who now pour methane by the cubic mile into our very neighborhoods at Porter Ranch.

Air Quality Control Districts have to be sued for siding with fossil fuel polluters.

Porter Ranch is still operating as thousands of families flee their homes in California.

A group of armed terrorists can occupy an Oregon Wildlife Refuge on behalf of a fringe group of ranchers loggers and miners, while peaceful occupy wall street demonstrators were forcibly removed from public parks. This all shows the stranglehold fossil fuel has on the throat of America.

Many will cringe when confronted by just how far it’s gone.

Recently, some 160 people were killed in a terrorist attack at a concert hall in Paris France. Was this simply an astounding coincidence, happening at the same time a string of music concerts was to begin around the world on every continent, all aimed at bringing public attention to the Paris Climate Summit the following week, with Pope Francis himself directing a billion christians to kick the fossil fuel habit?

After all, climate action of this magnitude is surely viewed by the CIA as a threat to the oil economy, and so a threat to the national security of the United States.

With names like Elton John, Bon Jovi and many others, the concerts were to be simulcast for 24 hours from Sydney, Paris, Rio, New York, Bejiing and elsewhere, and yet, because of the timing of the terror attack in Paris, all talk of the climate was supplanted in the news by all things terroristic.

To this day, we have heard little to nothing about the summit, the climate, or the concerts. The news has instead been a steady parade of killings, turbines, carbines and calls for gun control. This is a public relations gambit called ‘transference’, and I believe those fossil fuel industries and their CIA bodyguards played more than a supporting role.

As possibly the world’s only candidate -or even person- who is both a card carrying member of PETA and of the NRA, I know that disarming the public must never be allowed without disarming the military, the police, the CIA, FBI, National Guard, DHS, and the Clive Bundy hole-in-the-wall gang first.

If we maintain our second amendment right, we stand a chance of maintain everything else. Don’t give in to fear, don’t give in to fossil fuel, and don’t give in to false prophets who try to Trump the privacy, freedom and diversity all Americans hold dear.

Thank you for your time, bless you all, and please take a good look at the candidates this time ’round. Something’s Berning and I think it’s something good.

Good night.

Joey Racano is a member of the Green Party of the United States and former California Democratic Party State Central Committee Delegate

State of the Union Year End Report -Threat from Within

December 4th, 2015
State of the Union Year End Report

State of the Union Year End Report

State of the Union Year End Report- The Threat from Within
by Joseph J. Racano

Friends of Future Freedom,

As we grieve together for those killed in France, Colorado, San Bernardino and elsewhere, we can take solace in the season. December in modern American culture is fertile like the spring; a time to reflect, for quality relationships, and a place marker from which we set a baseline for our hopes to come. If we can look through the smokey haze of current events, we can still manage to be optimistic. For the first time in history, the world is united in a cause of self betterment, if for no other reason than our mutual survival.

At the risk of alienating some, I have always put truth first and my public appeal second. As someone completely unelectable, I have that luxury. I have run for public office five times, never with any possibility of winning an election, but always being successful in altering the conversation toward substance. You understand how important truth and substance are these days when you read the news, watch it on TV and internet, or listen to America’s presidential debates. The candidates are there, the issues are there, big money is there, war hawks and their conjoined twin big oil is there- but the truth alas is not.

That lack of truth motivates me annually on a masochistic trek to write a State of the Union and offer it to whomever needs a healing dose of truth or utter madness, depending on your outlook. One of the issues on my mind is gun control. I feel uniquely qualified to reflect on this because of my dual citizenship, having one foot in two different worlds. On the one hand, I am a card-carrying member of PETA. I am proud of it. The world needs PETA because the world needs compassion. On the other hand, I am a card-carrying member of the National Rifle Association. That’s right, the NRA. When I was in a sports shop recently, the owner said, “You can’t join the NRA- you’re a tree-hugging liberal.” I told him not to drink the kool-aid. Liberals and conservatives must act together in concert or we risk being buried in a mass grave like the communards (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communards).

There is a thing called TMT, or ‘Terror Management Theory’ which is the study of how to control the behavior of populations by dosing them with terror. According to Senator Al Franken, the George W. Bush administration did three separate TMT studies and concluded that people who feared for their lives or thought constantly of their own mortality were far more likely to vote for strong-leadership types, even if the voter was liberal. Around the world and recently even in America, there are many terror inducing events. Some are part of TMT, while others are simply terror crimes. The way to tell the difference is in how the media uses these criminal acts afterward to manipulate the population.

For instance, the morning of the 9-11 attacks, I was shocked and aghast. But after watching the reports come in for a few hours, I realized how often the site of the planes hitting the buildings was being shown to the viewer, and I knew it was being done on purpose. And so it was true, ‘the threat always comes from within.’ Liken it to a pickpocket who does his dirty deed by getting the ‘mark’ to focus away on the horizon. Watch that Saddam Hussein! Watch out for Al Qaeda, Isis, and zip- the oil and drug cartel just swiped your wallet!

And never in history has this all been more important. For the first time, we have a pope who has come out against climate change, with billions hanging on his every word. We have a climate summit underway as I write these words. And then you have Al Gore, whose life mission is to battle climate change, and this time he came up with a plan for a global action concert series on no less than seven continents, featuring Bon Jovi, Elton John and many others. This concert was to be broadcast 24 straight hours all over the world, bringing attention on the climate summit-to-be.

And at the exact time the concert was to begin in Paris, Sydney, Rio, Bejing and elsewhere, this highly suspicious French terrorist attack takes place, killing 130 people, turning France into a world war II police state, and completely obliterating any mention of climate talks, concerts or summits out of the news. Shortly thereafter, another shooting at Planned Parenthood, brought to you by the vile rhetoric supplied by foul-mouthed Republican presidential candidates, not unlike the shooting of Congresswoman Gabby was brought to you by Sarah Palin’s map with liberal congresspersons she felt needed to be ‘removed’ demarked by a rifle target.

Climate marchers were forbidden to gather in France last week although other large gatherings went on as planned. Marchers who defied the order were beaten and jailed, and restaurants around Paris are reporting of police swat teams battering their doors in during dinner! This caused the opposite effect of hiding the climate summit from the news, so somebody had to use what is called ‘transference’ (an old public relations technique) to draw media attention somewhere else. And miraculously, another big shoot-em-up occurs in San Bernardino California, where 14 people were killed by cammo-thugs who burst into a Christmas party firing semi automatic rifles. Suspiciously, police say a young couple tossed away their new baby, good jobs and bright future and took on the cops in a raging gun battle and all for no apparent reason. For the sake of comparison and coverage, 14 people were also killed in a single climate-induced storm in the Midwest this week. Will the government want to ban the weather channel?

I think it is important to note that all stories carried about these events have focused on the public’s right to own semi automatic rifles and ammunition rather than domestic and foreign policy, violent video games or glorification of all things military. All the stories are now morphing as we speak, into a cheering section for police, swat, paramilitary, tighter lockdowns, less freedoms and more so-called domestic intelligence gathering among US citizens. In other words, we’re heading down a dark road and a slippery slope that will lead to an Orwellian future if we let it. Historically, when a people have been subjugated, they were first divided and disarmed. We must allow neither. If a populace is to lay down their arms forever, that disarmament must start with the military and the police. The last people you would want to disarm are those in charge- and those in charge are supposed to be us. Currently, there are no candidates for US President who will address this danger- the threat from within.

Joey Racano

Hijacked headlines

November 16th, 2015
Hijacked Headlines

Hijacked Headlines

Hijacked Headlines
by joey racano

This is the tale of a billion sheep
The governments got them all fast asleep
They’re walking and talking but asleep all the same
Now they have french flags in front of their names

This is the tale of another attack
People have died and we’re taken aback
But somehow it has a recurring theme
Pearl Harbor, nine eleven, another bad dream

This is the saga of a planet gone wild
Flowers in winter, the weathers too mild
And powerful forces at work and at play
Control information, it’s worse every day

It’s hard to believe this is cause and effect
But here comes big oil you’re about to elect
This is the tale of a fork in the road
A terrorist bombing about to explode

I just read the paper, the headlines of fear
We’re shooting and bombing for Christmas this year
But someone worked hard to successfully time it
The headlines were hijacked away from the climate

joey racano

http://www.legitgov.org/CIA-Director-Brennan-Met-French-Sec…

Hijack, epilogue…

Had the french attacks not occured, this is what would be filling the worlds media news papers television cable and radio right now:

http://www.climaterealityproject.org/24hoursofreality…

Instead, I challenge those who doubt me to look at what is in the news instead. It’s all fear, it’s all war, it’s all hate and it leaves nobody talking about the climate.

C. omplete I. ntervention A. ccomplished

joey racano

Terra Attacks

November 14th, 2015
Forced off the Air

Forced off the Air

Terra Attacks

The Pope has arrived as Saint Francis of Assisi
So has the gunfire on Avenue des Champs-Élysées
But who could have done these most hideous acts
The press has gone viral without all the facts

The news of the world is now 24 seven
200 dead, just a dozen to heaven
And who of all people got knocked of the air
It looks like Al Gore once again, it ain’t fair

The climate spectacular set to begin
Exxon and Mobil to court for their sin
Greenland is melting much faster than thought
We can’t let this build said big oil, distraught

What would it take to take over the airwaves
How many innocents sent to their early graves
Hire the mercenaries ten million each
When they are done meet the sub at the beach

Too many billions at stake in the game
Elton, Bon Jovi all using their fame
Bringing the climate awareness we fear
Leading to Paris December this year

Never mind polar bears, we’re the endangered
Who’s gonna pay for our jets and Road Rangers
We can’t let that concert go world-wide as planned
Go shoot up Paris and one of the band

joey racano

Terror attacks happen in Paris:

http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/13/world/paris-shooting/

Concerts called off:

http://news.yahoo.com/al-gore-hosting-climate-telethon-pari…

Seaworld Sanitarium

October 14th, 2015
dead orca

dead orca

Seaworld Sanitarium

French Riviera never really cared
about a whale named Valentin
French Riviera never was prepared
against the storm that did him in

Halfway ‘round the world San Diego Seaworld
wanted to build bigger tanks
Couldn’t care less about Antibes muddy mess
and soon doomed to join their ranks

A Sting-ray has stung his last
Muddy bay approaching fast
Sea Turtle, Sand Shark
Lights out, darkened park

Complacency is what we’ve got
Orcas in the parking lot
Sea Lions you can’t see
Waters of turbidity

Stop the madness shut them down
Mighty orca’s not your clown
Marineland, Seaquarium
Seaworld Sanitarium

Write a letter, demonstrate
Stand outside of Seaworld’s gate
Their time is coming, they will fall
Free the orcas, free them all

joey racano

The drama continues to unfold in Antibes France, at Marineland, largest marine park in Europe. The park owners ignored the warning in 2011 when they were hit by a major flood, and re-built the park, even adding new buildings that served to funnel the storm surge waters in from the ocean when the hurricane hit last week. The entire park was inundated, with 90% mortality being reported by activists fighting their way around a total press blackout.

http://m.nicematin.com/…/deces-de-lorque-valentin-a-marinel…

Wilkie and Keijo in 2014:

Valentin has already died in a tank of filth and mud, and now there are unconfirmed reports that keijo has died as well, with Wilkie’s condition deteriorating. According to french activists, the crane pictured was rented and is being used to move the orca bodies to a secret location for low-key necropsies.

Obviously this was a preventable tragedy, and a crime against nature, and it has grave implications for the Seaworld tank expansion in San Diego. How could Seaworld San Diego protect their captive orcas from such a storm driven surge? The answer is simple- they couldn’t.

Stand by for updates.

love and respect

joey racano

RIP Valentin, Freya, Keijo

Plastic People

September 18th, 2015

Plastic Person

All about ME

All about ME

Plastic Person heart of stone
Narcissistic ego zone
Can’t leave well enough alone
Take a selfie with your phone

Plastic Person oh so blind
Acting like you’ve lost your mind
It’s not too late for you to find
One thing matters- are you kind

Plastic Person grow with us
Can’t you see the world’s a muss?
Leave behind the endless fuss
Hop aboard the eco bus

Plastic Person find your heart
From today a brand new start
Don’t make dolphins come to you
See them in the ocean blue

joey racano

NEWS ALERT:

Please plan to attend the California Coastal Commission meeting and ask them to deny approval of Seaworld San Diego’s request to build more and bigger swimming pools for captive orcas.

WHEN: October 8th, Thursday, 9:00am

What: Agenda Item 14a, last item on the agenda

WHERE: Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, 300 East Ocean Blvd in the SEASIDE BALLROOM

more info at: www.coastal.ca.gov

And remember: Captivity is Tragedy

Take whale protection to the next level- thank the Navy for agreeing to precautions and ask them to expand those precautions to the waters of the Pacific Northwest:

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/tell-the-us-navy-to-expand…

http://experience.usatoday.com/…/discovery-cove-s…/32568317/

Barf Bag

Barf Bag

‘All is Whale’ in Avila Beach

June 13th, 2015
Humpback feeds in Avila Harbor

Humpback feeds in Avila Harbor

‘All is Whale’ (in Avila Beach)

We traveled to Avila just on the chance
We’d be lucky enough to see Humpback Whales dance
The sky was as blue as a painted canoe
The sun on the water shone all the way through

Breakfast at Fat Cat’s near Avila Pier
Was almost complete when I sensed they were near
And sure enough, I looking off to the south
Saw the surfacing Carlsbad-like cavernous mouth!

Thar she blows! I proclaimed, mixed with hashed brown potatoes
The setting could easily have been in Barbados
But who needs to travel when whales come to you?
It seems like there’s nothing good karma can’t do!

We had the whole restaurant up on it’s feet
A Humpback went breaching, our hearts skipped a beat
Ka-thump! went the seawater filling back in
Up, up flew the pelicans wearing a grin!

People in kayaks came by to say ‘hi!’
Paddle board surfers stood tall as the eye
An eye that was smiling as bright as the sun
We didn’t play lotto but surely had won!

joey racano

note:

Marnik Van Cauter is an exchange student from Belgium with a nice camera, a great eye, and good luck. We met at Avila Harbor with the Humpbacks dancing just offshore. He promised to send me these photos- thank you Marnik!

Now you know why every year, we say ‘Thank You Whales!’

(Please like us on facebook at: Thank You Whales Central Coast

Contact Marnik at:

marnik_vancauter@hotmail.com

Fish Head Stew

February 24th, 2015
Sneaky Sperm Whale

Sneaky Sperm Whale

Fish Head Stew

Everybody cry for the stripper of the sea
Feeling so entitled to his fishing industry
Now he has to find another way to stay afloat
Rightful owner started fishing underneath his boat

How did all the codfish ever just belong to you?
Stripping bare the ocean isn’t very nice to do
Now the rightful owners come to make you pay your due
Please enjoy the fish heads, maybe you can make a stew!

Everybody cry for the fishing nets and gear
Whales are bending hooks and it’s increasing every year
50 tonnes of whale and they’re coming here to teach
Notice all the sea lions up starving on the beach

Everybody cry for the empty-handed kid
Fishing out the oceans leaving jellyfish and squid
You can make a chowder from the bait that’s in your pail
School is now in session and your teacher is a whale!

jr

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150204-sperm-whales-target-fishing-boats-for-an-easy-meal

Freedom Chase off Hawaii’s Big Island

February 22nd, 2015
Chase for Freedom

Chase for Freedom

Near ten days they chased that whale
His trumpet sounding through the gale
The bow was chopping caps of white
We saw them glowing in the night

A starboard moon splashed the horizon
Hard to port, the sun came risin’
Ropes at ready, one man stood
Raised a long pole sharp ‘n good

Braced against the bounding main
Through the swells took steady aim
And when that whale was well in reach
Just before his mighty breach

The long boat pulled up along side
Of a whale ten days had cried
Boatswain gave a mighty shove
Blade on pole cut deep for love

Soon thereafter he was free
Just as every whale should be
No more ropes and traps and trash
Down came flukes with thunderous crash

Fifteen men on a dead man’s chest
Cutting whales loose feels the best
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Returned that whale from whence he’d come!

jr

http://westhawaiitoday.com/community-bulletin/wht-breaking-entangled-humpback-freed