‘I give my war taxes (9%) to Conscience Canada, rather than Rev. Can. So far no ramifications, but I assume it’s just a matter of time, www.ConscienceCanada.ca. ‘ … Larry Wartel to Gregory Hartnell

Hello Gregory,


Your picture at Solvang, nice! I’ve been briefly to that mission and a few others.

CCC TRANSCULTURAL MEXICAN-PACIFICAN-SCOTTISH HISTORY:

ROSITA LA CALAVERA: Little Rosie, the calavera (la bas)

ACROSS ROSITA’S HAT IS THE LEGEND: ‘SPOOK SCHOOL,’

a reference to Charles Rennie MacIntosh and his circle of artists at the Glasgow School of Art

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ‘GOYO DE LA ROSA’ (GREGORY HARTNELL)

SHOWING A WINDOW PAINTING OF ‘ROSITA THE CALAVERA’

(“La calavera Rosita’), A MEXICAN WARNING AGAINST VANITY & MATERIALISM

‘LA CALAVERA CATRINA’, BY JOSE GUADALUPE POSADA

posada phot

I admire that “Rosita” is about “A MEXICAN WARNING AGAINST VANITY & MATERIALISM”.

I didn’t know you too are an artist.

Those pieces have such incredible detail and refined structure:

ALPHA-OMEGA HEART OF THE CATALAN CROSS’ (above) and “Genesis” (below).

What a shame that the mural in the house was painted over.

Were you upset about that?

Helena’s wedding should be a lovely event.

Is she part-Latina brought into your family through Latin marriage?

Thanks for you candor about going to jail a few times–clearly for honourable purposes, such as riding the rails!

I went three times, once to juvenile detention for throwing a plate in anger which hit my mom–I didn’t want it to hit her, once during a homeless support rally in Centennial Square, and once for civil disobedience at a single-payer healthcare rally in NYC.

That was very disturbing for 32 hours in NYC’s finest “caves”.

Thanks for the description of the two old papers, one representing the Libs, the other the Cons.

Grateful to you for ending the subscription for war-mongering, so true.

I give my war taxes (9%) to Conscience Canada, rather than Rev. Can.

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So far no ramifications, but I assume it’s just a matter of time, www.ConscienceCanada.ca .

How interesting that the Grateful Dead used classic Latin art skulls in their renowned imagery.

I never knew that’s where it was derived from.

Do you speak or understand Spanish?

I think it’s wonderful that you have such an appreciation for the culture.

What does “D.F.” mean, as in “Mexico D. F.”?

I did not know either that Posada influenced Rivera, thank you.

catrina by rivera

It is very clear now to see that.

Can you give a reference for Rivera’s conversion to Catholicism before his death?

I don’t disbelieve it, but have heard a few interpretations about his reverence toward the end of his life, after he rejoined the Mexican Communist Party in 1954, and would be grateful for clarification.

From what I read in biographies, while Rivera had scathing criticisms for Catholicism and Communism as practiced, it seems he never actually considered Catholicism and Communism to be mutually exclusive.

In Frida, the movie, I remember that Rivera helped Trotsky, but didn’t know he actually put him up.

That’s great.

Lenin apparently felt Trotsky would have been a more humane leader than Stalin–not hard to beat.

The film about Frida Kahlo was quite wonderful.

And have you seen Tim Robbins The Cradle Will Rock, available at Pic-A-Flic, which has a most spirited and charming recreation of the conflict between Diego Rivera and Rockefeller, over his brilliant mural in New York, which Rockefeller ordered destroyed:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cradle_Will_Rock ?

So you too are concerned about “good investments” as I am?

I’m the last person to give or follow good advice, staying frozen with my assets, but as AJ (above) says, gold and silver probably are the best investments now.

Do you think property will hold its value?

Because the “Lame Stream” media admits we are headed for a “double dip” recession, property value seems like it will be gradually depreciating, with a more intense decline within five years.

I’d appreciate your insight with this.

I have all my banking accounts in a credit union, including some low interest high-balance 3-year term deposits at 1.8%–not good, eh?

Even if you just keep a low balance checking or savings account there, because they keep their interest profits local, for this reason alone they are better for the community.

Van City is paying 2% for five years, https://www.vancity.com/Rates/TermDeposits/NonRedeemable/.

All credit unions also work with a standard investment house, Credential, www.credential.com.

My family lost probably a few million with Madoff, paper value, after an initial investment in approx. 1970.

Never knew who he was until the disturbing story broke. Quite amusing.

More exasperating about that though were the Zionist political connections he and his cronies invested in, in Israel and the US, with these billions.

I think its one more aspect of a huge banking-military AIPAC cover-up in the ponzie scheme.

Do you think Ron Paul can win? It sure would be great, just to see his very sane policies about ending war, closing bases and ending the disgusting war on drugs, be adopted.

Fascinating debate between Alex Jones and Thom Hartmann, another US talk radio host and Libertarian, and Alex and Peter Joseph, the creator of Zeitgeist Movie:

Alex Jones & Thom Hartmann 1/4 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03QqOSA0U1s

Peter Joseph Interviewed By Alex Jones Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9K6xzchl6M

Shalom, especially during Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, as some Jews express smug glee for the denial of Palestinian statehood,

Larry

(I think it’s terrible that Netanyahu tries to get the United Nations to prevent statehood.)


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6 Responses to ‘I give my war taxes (96) to Conscience Canada, rather than Rev. Can. So far no ramifications, but I assume it’s just a matter of time, www.ConscienceCanada.ca. ‘ … Larry Wartel to Gregory Hartnell

  1. goyodelarosa says:

    First use by Grateful Dead of Posada calavera on an early psychedelic poster:

  2. goyodelarosa says:

    ONE OF THE MOST PROFOUNDLY RADICAL PRO-LIFE VOICES TODAY:

    ALEX JONES’ INFOWARS:

    http://www.infowars.com/#

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