The wonderful world of Jonathan Handiman

THE SANCTUARY NETWORK – WORLD AS SANCTUARY – the social network for people who care for the environment and humanity invites everyone to enter the poetry competition.

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WHY POETRY?

Because poetry can penetrate and illuminate like no other form of expression.

Poetry is the language of the soul!

Our aim is to collect fifty suitable poems to create an anthology for publication. The proceeds of book sales will then go to support  humanitarian and environmental projects.

Theme: MOTHER EARTH. (Pacha Mama) and associated topics.

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The prize: Seeing your own work published and sharing your inner voice with the world.

All selected poetry will also be published in the Sanctuary Network ‘reading room’.

More details on http://www.sanctnet.ning.com

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GOD BLESS AMERICA

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God bless America.

God bless you for the Buffalo, the Indian, the Deer.
God bless you for Mc Donald’s, and for Budweiser beer.
God bless your puppet presidents, your foreign policy
Your need for oil, your greed for gold, your land of the free.

God bless you for Vietnam.
God bless you for Iraq.
God bless you for Afghanistan.
God bless your blue on blue attack.
God bless you for Al Qaeda.
God bless your Bible belted fear.
God bless your paranoia that increases year by year.
God bless your Dollar that keeps other nations poor.
God bless the prejudice that still thrives upon your shore.
God bless your contribution to the pollution of this world.
God bless the stars and stripes.

Please…..keep them tightly furled!

Jonathan Handiman 2010. All rights reserved.

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It seems that the Highest Aspiration of modern society is to become as disrespectful and ignorant as possible.. Please excuse the Moronic advertsements that have appeared on this blog. I do not want them, and I do not subscribe to them. And I will be damned if I will pay the Moral Blackmail fee to have them removed.

I shall be putting future posts onto the blog pages of : THE SANCTUARY NETWORK, An Oasis of Reason in this world of foolishness, in a bid to find some CLEAN space, where Sanity and Higher Values are respected… http://www.sanctnet.ning.com   Come and join us, for your CLEAN FREE SPACE.

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It seems that the Highest Aspiration of modern society is to become as disrespectful and ignorant as possible.. Please excuse the Moronic advertsements that have appeared on this blog. I do not want them and I do not subscribe to them. And I will be damned if I will pay the moral blackmail fee to have them removed.

I shall be putting future posts onto the blog pages of The Sanctuary Network in a bid to find some CLEAN space, where sanity and personal values are respected…www.sanctnet.ning.com  Come and join us for your clean free space, all who have self respect  and respect for others are welcome.

How to catch a monkey

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How to catch a monkey

First; fix an empty calabash or similar vessel to the ground, and cut a hole in it just big enough for a monkey to fit its hand through when its fingers are extended.
Put a good handful of nuts inside, and wait.
When the monkey comes along it will grab a handful of nuts and try to run off with them. But the monkey cannot get its hand back out because its hand is now full of nuts, so you have caught a monkey.
The monkey never thinks to let go of the nuts, it has effectively trapped itself through its own grasping, and cannot see that its only way of escape is to let go.

Are you like the monkey?
Desperately holding on to aspects of life that are negative and causing you distress. Are you trapped in a grasping cycle of debt, overwork, and misery, with no means of escape?
The lifestyle you cling to has got you by the nuts then!
And you cannot do anything about it until you let go of it.
You can stay where you are; holding on to your precious nuts, and spend the rest of your life in a state of self imposed captivity.
Or; let go of the nuts, and enjoy your freedom!
The choice is simple- even the monkey will get wise eventually!

Its not funny anymore!

Stupidity Pandemic Update.

Remedy discovered!

An effective remedy has been developed to treat the effects of the insidious Plague of Stupidity that is sweeping the planet.
In recent clinical trials the vaccine proved 100% successful in eradicating Stupidity from the Icelandic population. (See following article)

The vaccine has been developed from a mixture of: Common Sense and Moral Values. Combined with equal proportions of: Rational Thinking, Awareness, Courage and Conviction.

It is important to ensure that you and your family are immunised.

The Stupidity Virus can lie dormant for generations and surface suddenly in adulthood affecting seemingly intelligent and rational people. The Virus can affect everyone regardless of intellectual capacity or status.
In a recent survey conducted by Icelandic psychologists it was proved that the disease is more pronounced and prevalent in people who hold positions of power and public office, or hold positions of responsibility. IE Managers, Corporate boards of directors, Politicians, Public Servants, and Bankers etc.

Obvious symptoms:

Look out for these symptoms in people you know, and alert them as soon as possible.

Symptoms:
Speaking corporate gibberish.
Habitually buying into the latest fashion or craze.
Believing that global homogenisation is a good thing.
Believing capitalist structures are beneficial to the earth and the environment.
Also look out for signs of:
Selfish behaviour, hoarding, callousness, bullying, habitual lying, believing TV represents reality.

Vaccines are freely available from:

Medicines sans Frontiers. Amnesty org. Greenpeace international. Green cross international,
Eco-Philosophy org. The Sanctuary Network. http://www.sanctnet.ning.com And all ‘caring’ organisations worldwide.

Join us today for your free vaccination against Global Stupidity, and see the following  instructional video, courtesy of the people of Iceland.

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Unfortunately
Nature doesn’t provide an overdraft facility!
Nor does it offer credit, with or without interest!
Nature doesn’t give ten percent extra gratis
Or two for the price of one!
Nature doesn’t announce special offers or discounts for bulk!
Wholesale and retail are not on nature’s agenda,
And loyalty cards are not accepted, (no matter how loyal you might have been).
Nature doesn’t consider itself a resource,
Though in all other respects it is very resourceful
Nature gives all that it has, but alas,
When we have emptied the shelves
They will not be restocked.
So, as is the nature of nature: When it finally closes for business,
It will remain closed.
For Ever and Ever.

Amen.