OK, I'll Do It.

I have a minute here, and I promised to do this whole "7-facts" blog tag game thingy. Thanks RickB! So, here are the rules:

1) Link to the person that tagged you, and post the rules on your blog.
2) Share 7 facts about yourself.
3) Tag 7 random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.
4) Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Alright, why I am posting 7 facts about myself that I haven't already made known is beyond me....but what the hell, its Monday.

Factoid One - I love coffee. I drink it non stop. Honestly.

Factoid Two - I am dyslexic.

Factoid Three - I am ambidextrous.

Factoid Four - Because of facts 2 and 3 I can do some amazing things, such as speed read upside down or backwards, while taking notes with either hand.

Factoid Five - I can do a cartwheel.

Factoid Six - I cannot do a backflip

Factoid Seven - I am more than capable of fighting with edged weapons, in fact they are my favorite.

OK, now on to the ever necessary networked tagging system. Hyperlinks, onward!

An Average American Patriot

Drinking Liberally In New Milford

Left In East Dakota


Pissed On Politics

Renegade Eye

The Existentialist Cowboy

Take that you bloggers! Or, something like that LOL.


an average patriot said...

Anok you are a character. I am not one to talk about myself so I better not even get started. Absolutely unique is all I will say.
I read yours and it's very interesting. I think it was two crows that tagged me on this last week. I am a lot o fun everything as you may know is funny no matter how serious.
I just don't have much to say unless I know someone or someone is affecting me and that you know. You keep smiling and stay in touch!

RickB said...

Hey wait a minute...are you Buffy?

Anok said...

Jim, yeah, once these things get started, you can get tagged quite a bit!

RickB - Damn! You caught me! Don't tell anyone though, OK? I don't want the vampires catching on to my super stealth day time persona....the oh-so-dangerous stay at home mommy!!!!

Speaking of vampires though, I just found out that there were a group of people in my state that were dubbed as "vampires" because of a serious ought of tuberculosis, that ended up all but wiping them out. I guess the blamed the dead ones for trying to kill the live ones, and would dig up the bodies, behead them, and burn them. And that that's where the whole idea of a heavy tombstone came from - it was meant to anchor the dead!

Weird shit, huh?

Renegade Eye said...

I've been tagged many times. I made enewmies by tagging people, so I don't do it. I'll answer here.

1) I'm a coffeeshop guy. I like dark roast coffee.
2) I don't drink alcohol.
3) I go to a Unitarian church.
4) I like old TV shows.
5) I'm divorced.
6) I like pro wrestling
7) I like Clint Eastwood movies.

I won't tag anyone.

PoliShifter said...

Hey Anok,

I did this one a little while back...

Tagging memes have worn on my of late...sorry.

X. Dell said...

As a highly caffienated ambidextrous person, you must have accomplished an awful lot. Kudos to you.

Came by via Watergate Summer to say hello. Hope you don't mind.

Graeme said...

I've did it before as well. I'll find the link

an average patriot said...

Hey Anok I have a minute so I thought I would check and see if there was some more fun than me. I doubt it but i'm glad you got a response. You guys take care!

Renegade Eye said...

I plugged your blog.

an average patriot said...

Hi Anok
Thought you and two crows might find this interesting. The Pot Scam, go figure!
Shadow Of The Swastika
An Open Letter To All Americans

By R. William Davis

Documented Evidence of a Secret
Business and Political Alliance
Between the U.S. "Establishment"
and the Nazis - Before, During and
After World War II - up to the Present.


Before the Gatewood Galbraith for Governor Campaign in 1991, few Kentuckians knew that the plant that the federal government had demonized for over 50 years as "Marijuana - Assassin of Youth," was, in fact, Cannabis Hemp, the most traded commodity in the world until the mid-1800s, and our state's number one crop, industry, and most important source of revenue, for over 150 years.

Today, thanks to the efforts of pioneer hemp researchers and public advocates such as Galbraith, Jack Fraizer, Jack Herer, Chris Conrad, Ed Rosenthal, Don Wirtshafter and others, the federal government's unjustifiable suppression of our state's right to develop our most valuable and versatile natural resource, is facing increasing opposition from an informed public. Hemp is now recognized as the number one agriculturally renewable raw material in the world, and perhaps the only crop / industry which can guarantee us industrial and economic independence from the trans-national corporations.

"Shadow of the Swastika" is a follow-up to my earlier work, "Cannabis Hemp: the Invisible Prohibition Revealed," which I wrote and published in support of the Galbraith Campaign. Since publication of that booklet, there has been growing public acceptance of the evidence that Marijuana Prohibition was created in 1937, not to protect society from the "evils of the drug Marijuana," as the Federal government claimed, but as an act of deliberate economic and industrial sabotage against the re-emerging Industrial Hemp Industry.

Previous investigations by hemp researchers have been limited to the suppression of free-market competition from the hemp industry, and focused on the activities of three prominent members of America's corporate, industrial and banking establishment during the mid- to late-1930s:

WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST, the newspaper and magazine tycoon.

The expected rebirth of cannabis hemp as a less expensive source of pulp for paper meant his millions of acres of prime timberland, and investment in wood pulp papermaking equipment, would soon be worth much less. In the 1920s, about the same time as the equipment was developed to economically mass-produce raw hemp into pulp and fiber for paper, he began the "Reefer Madness" hoax in his newspaper and magazine publications.

ANDREW MELLON, founder of the Gulf Oil Corporation.

He knew that cannabis hemp was an alternative industrial raw material for the production of thousands of products, including fuel and plastics, which, if allowed to compete in the free-market, would threaten the future profits of the oil companies. As Secretary of the Treasury he created the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, and appointed his own future nephew-in-law, Harry Anslinger, as director. Anslinger would later use the sensational, and totally fabricated, articles published by Hearst, to push the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 through Congress, which successfully destroyed the rebirth of the cannabis hemp industry.

A prominent member of one Congressional subcommittee who voted in favor of this bill was Joseph Guffey of Pennsylvania, an oil tycoon and former business partner of Andrew Mellon in the Spindletop oil fields in Texas.


which owned the patents on synthetic petrochemicals and industrial processes that promised billions of dollars in future profits from the sale of wood pulp paper, lead additives for gasoline, synthetic fibers and plastics, if hemp could be suppressed. At the time, du Pont family influence in both government and the private sector was unmatched, according to historians and journalists.

This publication, however, reveals documented historical evidence that the suppression of the hemp industry was only one key part of a much larger conspiracy in the 1930s, not only by the three corporate interests named above, but by many others, as well.

Congressional records, FBI reports and investigations by the Justice Department, during the 1930s and 1940s, have already documented evidence of this wider plot. A list of the corporations named include Du Pont, Standard Oil, and General Motors, all of which were proven to be conspiring with Nazi industrial cartels to eliminate competition world-wide and divide among themselves the Earth's industrial resources and commercial markets, for profitable exploitation.

This conspiracy succeeded. It is now obvious that this lack of serious competition in the industrial raw materials market caused our present - and totally contrived - addiction to petrochemicals. Its success is directly responsible for the most troubling problems we now face in the 1990s; serious damage to our environment, concentration of economic and political power into fewer and fewer hands, and the weakening of the rights of individuals and states to determine their own futures.

It is more and more evident that, given the historical record, the structure of the New World Order is being built upon the Foundation of Marijuana Prohibition, and only the relegalization of free-market hemp competition can save us.

R. William Davis July 4, 1996 Louisville, Kentucky

A few years later, World War I would forge an even closer relationship between corporations and government in the United States, as well as around the world. Anthony Sampson, in his book "The Arms Bazaar," notes that "the American companies, led by US Steel and du Pont, were transformed by war orders. US Steel, which had absorbed Carnegie's old steel company, had made average annual profits in the four pre-war years of $105 million, while in the four war years they were $240 million; and du Pont's average profit went up from $6 million to $58 million. . . .

"Certainly the arms companies had become much richer through the war, and there were widespread suspicions that they were actually trying to prolong it." (9)

The bottom line is, of course, victory or profit, and in what proportions? To what lengths would this nation's top industrial leaders go to secure their share of the profits before and during the next "war to end all war?"
Take care!

Larry said...

You can do a cartwheel, I can't top that one.

an average patriot said...

Hey Anok Merry Christmas and I hope all is well!

Anon-Paranoid said...

Hi anok...
Just wanted to wish you a Joyous Holiday Season.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

God Bless.

enigma4ever said...

Have a wonderful Christmas...and may the holidays be peaceful, quiet and joyful....namaste..

PoliShifter said...

Hi Anok,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!

Phil BC said...

Ah, but what about your most wanted eight for 2008?

an average patriot said...

hey anok! Haven't hears from you just hoping you guy are enjoying the HOLIDAYS. HEY I JUST REMEMBERED YOUR REFURBISHING SOMETHING OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. TAKE CARE!

RickB said...

Happy New Year Anok!

enigma4ever said...

Happy Happy New Year friend...thank you for all of your wonderful blogging....hope this year will be good to you....

Larry said...

Happy New Year Anok!

fran said...

Hey Anok.... Where ya been? Hope all is well, but stopping by to wish you a Sane New Year.
How's that for something different?

Naj said...

hey Anok
I was sure I did respond to this, did I not?
I mean I didn't post factoids on my blog, but I did here, did I not?

my mind is going, as said HAL :)

but, well I tell 7 facts of me here, again:

1)I love black and red (happened to be your blog colors)
2)I cannot resist danish pastry and good breads
3)I am dyslexic, but only in English :)
4)I wish I were an artist
5)I am the eldest of 4 siblings
6)I have exercise asthma
7)I love bourgeois movies