Friday, March 26, 2010

Impossible... sigh

Late night maows, Big Kittens, Spring has sprung again on the tame prairie. Robust growth is everywhere, along with more mud. The days fly by... oh yes, earlier today, this Big Cat watched one of her hawks sail over the pasture, a gorgeous flight that would have been described as melodic if it were translated into music.
Oh, the impossible arrives, once more on the Kougaress’s doorstep. She is tired to her core, having little energy to devote to solving the *impossible* these days... mew and sigh... yes, she must be a very wicked kitty girl, indeed... for there is no rest from the slings and arrows of this life... especially not these days.
Still, she’ll do her best... and keep on moving down the road...

On a good paw, the Kougar did write up her blog claw-penned for Romance Writers Behaving Badly, to be posted this Saturday. And!!! she did get more good editing done on her tiger short story. Currently, moi is leaning toward the title ~ The Tiger’s Masquerade. It looks like this particular title hasn’t been used, at least, as far as a Googlie search determined. Though, that seems odd to this Big Cat, since those rogues of historical times often have such nicknames as Tiger, Wolf, Hawk, Falcon...
Today, moi heard that only16% of census forms have been returned... yep, moi is waiting until the last moment to let them know ONLY how many folks reside at her location... perhaps, that’s the thought of many Americans, wait until the last day... however, if the American people take a stand by NOT sending in the census forms, well, this Big Cat will stand with them, given that the current government is not legitimate or constitutional in nature. Plus, she is not signing. It is not a legal document and does not require her signature.
If there’s a fine for not signing, then that is use of force, or coercion... and is, therefore, not legal. Not that anyone at the top cares. Their game is intimidation. They would gladly hold a gun to your head. [Remember, this Big Cat is not talking about most *good folks* census workers].


Authoress news and mews ~

Good news about natural dietary supplements. There were no deaths in 2008 or in 2009 from using vitamins, minerals, amino acids or herbs. That is, according to the National Poison Center, their annual reports.
The bad news, none of those natural supplements are paid for or allowed in the Horror Un-Health Care bill. And, if your precious child has a pre-existing condition...nope! They aren’t covered, either. No Insurance Company has to accept them.


Thursday 13- Love songs to move you
With wedding season upon us, I thought I'd venture into the territory of the 13 greatest slow dance and ballads of all time- at least in my mind


Can you tell I'm stalled?
By Crystal Kauffman

I popped over to a blog this morning, following a link my new editor placed on her blog.


Thursday Thirteen - What I'm looking forward to at RT!
Francesca Hawley

I want to welcome Pat Cunningham to the Shapeshifter Seductions blog.

Featured at TRES JOLIE ~
Doesn't everyone need a book that explains how to tie someone up?

Featured at Serena Shay’s MY MIND WANDERS ~
Thursday Thirteen - Thirteen US Cities I Would Like To See


French Bread

What happened When We Put LSD in It? -

There are new forms of terrorism being planned all the time, but countries (including the US!) were perpetrating vile experiments on their ALLIES as long as 50 years ago.
In the March 11th edition of the Telegraph, Henry Samuel writes about the "cursed bread" mystery of Pont-Saint-Esprit in France, which caused residents to have hallucinations. This mystery has finally been SOLVED: In 1951, the US government spiked the bread in this tiny village in southern France with LSD, killing 5 people.

At first it was assumed to be due to natural causes, such as that that the local baker had unwittingly contaminated his flour with the hallucinogenic mold ergot, which infects rye grain. But investigative journalist H.P. Albarelli Jr. has figured out that the outbreak resulted from a covert experiment directed by the CIA. At the time, the Swiss-based Sandoz Pharmaceutical Company was secretly supplying both the Army and CIA with LSD.

Albarelli came across the relevant CIA documents while investigating the suspicious suicide of a biochemist who fell (threw himself?) from a 13th floor window 2 years after the bread incident. In one of the documents he found the transcription of a conversation between a CIA agent and a Sandoz official that explains that the French incident was not "at all" caused by mold but by diethylamide, the "D" in LSD.

The "smoking gun" Albarelli found was a White House document sent to members of the Rockefeller Commission formed in 1975 to investigate CIA abuses. It contained the names of a number of French nationals who had been secretly employed by the CIA and made direct reference to the "Pont St. Esprit incident." Samuel reports that scientists at Fort Detrick told Albarelli that agents had sprayed LSD into the air in the French town and also contaminated "local foot products."

After the Korean War the Americans launched a vast research program into the mental manipulation of prisoners and enemy troops. In its quest to research LSD as an offensive weapon, the US army also drugged over 5,700 unwitting American servicemen with LSD between 1953 and 1965. It obviously wasn't a successful program, since we've had to resort to water boarding at Guantanamo.


Now ~ FIRST! just for the big cool cats ~ from the Flash Cat...

Happy Courtship on another Earth

X-Serial Flash in Two Hundred ~ Sylva and Zeke’s story continues...

Part 452 ~

Sylva wondered if that was Lariat’s voice. It didn’t belong to Aunt Martha. “Sylva,” her cowboy began, “turn around and take aim while I take a look outside. If the bastard moves, shoot.” Not waiting for her to fully pivot around, Zeke backed toward the partially open door. Once she pointed her gun, she heard him sidle toward the opening. “Aunt Martha’s got the bushwhacker by his ear,” he reported. “And Lariat’s trussing up the other varmint.” Sylva blinked. Had the ‘bastard’ moved? Seeing one of his hands inch toward his pistol, she fired.

Zeke whipped around, firing at the man’s arm as he reached for the high-tech pistol. Yelping in pain, he rolled and clutched his arm. “I surrender,” he shouted. “Got enough whiskey-spillin’ holes in me.” Glancing at his Sylva first, Zeke saw her pallor. “Good girl,” he praised while moving closer. “Looks like you nicked his upper arm.” Focusing on their enemy only because it was necessary, he demanded. “Ready to start spillin’ your guts before they end up with holes? Like where that pistol came from. Who you are. Why you’re disrupting my honeymoon and scaring my bride.” The varmint laughed.
Part 1 - 15 ~ see blog ~ January 15th Cometh, then Part 15... and before...
Part 16 ~ 451 ~ see the Kougar’s prior bloggies... or the Passionate Ink forum, the FREE READS page ~ ~ OR! Now available on The Romance Studio Forum, January through December 2009 flashes ~ ~ Click on the FORUMS, then Savanna Kougar ~ the Fantasy Lair ~

~~~ Do not comply with the corporate Borg. Resistance is victory. ~~~
~~~ Remember, knowledge and truth make us unfit to be slaves. ~~~
~~~ May the FDA burn in the hell it’s made for all of us, immediately!!! ~~~


Wish Upon on a Blue Moon New Year...
May your most romantic dreams come true...

Moving on down the road smooches from the Kougar...


Jolie Cain said...

Birds of prey are gorgeous, aren't they?

Serena Shay said...

Ooh, I bet the hawk flight was like poetry in motion. :)

((Hugs)) I hope those slings and arrows quiet down real soon. Restoritive vibes, coming your way!

Yay, a day of good editing, rocks!!

Savanna Kougar said...

Jolie, they are gorgeous!

Savanna Kougar said...

Serena, I always love seeing hawks, whether in flight or perched on a branch.

Yeah, I so wish the slings and arrows would find some bad guys or gals, instead of me.