Friday, August 14, 2009

Hazards of NOT buying local = hazards of funding the Corpocracy

When considering whether we patronize (fund) corporate businesses, in my experience it is - "no, of course not, they are known to act in psychopathic manner, and WILL lie, lie, lie -- unless restrained from doing so."

Most corporations exist primarily for the unconscious false-economy fiat currency cash "bottom line."

Thus, if they can pollute in the Amazon basin, and chase out or even kill local tribespeople (thru local intermediaries if not local government &/or clandestine U.S. "operations") in order to improve their "bottom line" they will.
THEY HAVE, and they will continue to do so until they are STOPPED. Currently Chevron is spending much $$ on publicizing LIES in attempt to cover up previous crimes.

This is the nature of the large corporation.
It has only one agenda .. false-economy "profit" -and it will do anything within its power to attain that.... which specifically includes bending &/or breaking laws, even to the point of planning the executions of large number of human beings.

One of "our" major points of power in terms of the large corporation is to refuse to fund it.
The corporation exists solely to "do business" ... if enough people will NOT "do business" with a corporation because of [some list of criminal behaviors and specific incidents] --- maybe (just maybe) it could be possible to reform the corporation a bit at a time.

If the corporation is allowed to keep doing "business as usual" and feeding PR lies out through monopoly corporate controlled media, in order to keep "CONSUMERS" blind as to the corporate criminality which they are funding.. we will continue to have Walmart "decorating" their factory-farm vegetable produce area with a hanging sign saying "local" (because there is no specific law about how far away the sign has to be, and how much the fine is for displaying it illegally.)
Basically Walmart is an enemy of mankind, along with Chevron & apparently every other large corp in the energy business.. between them all, they certainly have bought up and hidden away plenty of patents which could've facilitated practically free "green energy" decades ago.

warm wishes,
david hartley 510.859.4050

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Go Organic ! .. & go, go, go ... Cafe Gratitude :-)

Organic food is FAR more nutritious, as well as being much less dependent on fossil fuel .. locally grown organic takes it another step along the road.. Raw food, takes the nutrition density another step along the road..

Cafe Gratitude incorporates all of the above, plus its intrinsic "sacred commerce" and "school of personal transformation masquerading as a chain of restaurants" approaches, which gives employees and management a gently structured manner in which to fully relate and engage on thinking/feeling levels as opposed to the tyical "shut up & get to work" restaurant HR attitude.

This results in service which is unique in dining experience =;-)
So unique is this powerful combination of delicious nutritionally dense food plus "the game" of Transformation .. that the small San Francisco chain is now Evolving/ sporing .. as a result of popular demand (which is being somewhat boosted by pop singer/star Jason Mraz & his "Gratitude Cafe Tour")

Cafe Gratitude is bringing their mostly raw & vegan restaurants to New York City, Kansas City, Los Angeles, and San Diego ... groundwork is being laid now, it will take 1 - 2yrs for "opening day."

Recently Cafe Gratitude partnered with Whole Foods in Oakland, California, to open Cafe Gratitude inside of a very large Whole Foods, where a Whole Foods run "juice bar" had been not very successful... Cafe Gratitude is doing very well in that same location ... more partnerships such as this may be possible... ask your nearest Whole Foods to bring Cafe Gratitude to you !

If you're intrigued by the idea of bringing the "full on" Cafe Gratitude model (3 or 4 restaurants supplied daily) with prepared [juiced, chopped, blended, diced, sliced, soaked, made into nut milk, nut milk 'ice cream,' and other sumptuous desserts & otherwise ready for dish-up at the cafes] check out their website &/or drop me a line.

Oh yeah.. another "spore" of the Cafe Gratitude vibe is a small film company, with their first offering "May I Be Frank" in world premiere at the upcoming Sausalito film festival trailer /

by the way.. surely it's clear that I love this company (and the people . .not to mention the food :) I do some contract I.T. work for them (past 1.5yrs,) am not an employee and have no personal gain attainable in posting this.. just sharing.

I am also *personally committed* to current co-creation of a worker owned collective of doctors & alternative healers, which is loosely affiliated with the extended Cafe Gratitude family. It is likely that this will also Evolve / spore in NYC, KC, LA, etc., in service to those communities .. Services will include super nutrition / cleanse programs (and Juice Bar,) homeopathy, herbalism, yoga, craniosacral work, bodywork, and more - focus will be open to facilitating healing from anything from severe chronic disease to those simply wishing to transition to generally healthier lifestyle.

warm wishes,
david hartley 510.859.4050
web developer

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Hi Maddie, I'm not an expert on supplements, but reading Kaprex on the mfgr site, it appears to be just an expensive food-like "nutra ceutical" A "healthy balanced diet" .. and a reasonably healthy digestive system.. should obviate the need (or benefit) of such supplements. Rhus tox is, in addition to its value in your immediate need as a "first aid" remedy for knee.. also possibly of use toward better nutrient absorption in the digestive system. One of the reasons I studied & practice homeopathy (instead of herbalism, or nutriceutical "medicine") is that homeopathy treats "whole person" .. less so in "first aid" where the focus of the symptoms is sharp/immediate .. Rhus tox is useful in "inflammatory" issues in many of the body's tissues / organs. It is indicated as "first aid" for ligaments in the knee (and elbow) ... It is difficult for people to self-diagnose .. even people who've got a lot of training in homeopathy will see another homeopath (hard to see oneself objectively...) Rhus tox should make it possible to do without "anti-inflammatory" drugs, the normal way a person might check that scenario out would be to try taking less of the drug .. see if there is a negative result.. if not, after a day or two passes .. again take less .. and so on "weaning." Meanwhile, it should not have any effect on the NSAIDs as I think you know (?) homeopathy is not biochemical and cannot interact in that way; it is "energy medicine" and acts by causing a shift toward homeostasis .. movement towards normalcy. If you feel like it, you can fill out the questionaire on my website and I can take a look at it, to see if Rhus Tox looks like a good "chronic" remedy for you - or if not, perhaps figure out something else. warm wishes, david 510.859.4050 I.T. support: co-founder: