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December 21st, 2007

all the walls of your house
were painted in deep blue,
you're at that indecisive age to choose colors that reflect you;
and everything and nothing
is in the space between all things,
that fascinates as much as it agitates,
words turn me into what I say, as

you pull your yellow-stained fingers
through your unkept hair,
I noticed that the corners of your jeans
were folded neatly into squares.

your thoughts are the strangest place that you've ever been,
stranger even than Los Angeles;
it's like a cinema where they never ask you to leave.

Idlewild - "The Space Between All Things"

[riddled especially should download this: idlewild reminds me a bit of wintersleep]


Dec. 21st, 2007

Posting about this here because, well, no one really knows. It's not in the American Yahoo! News (... though it is in New Zealand's), nor most large blogs.

The Lakota tribe have withdrawn from all treaties with the United States and have begun movements to fully secede.

We are no longer citizens of the United States of America and all those who live in the five-state area that encompasses our country are free to join us," long-time Indian rights activist Russell Means told a handful of reporters and a delegation from the Bolivian embassy, gathered in a church in a run-down neighborhood of Washington for a news conference.

A delegation of Lakota leaders delivered a message to the State Department on Monday, announcing they were unilaterally withdrawing from treaties they signed with the federal government of the United States, some of them more than 150 years old.

They also visited the Bolivian, Chilean, South African and Venezuelan embassies, and will continue on their diplomatic mission and take it overseas in the coming weeks and months, they told the news conference.

This is a map of the US, with how much the Lakota were promised in yellow, and how much they actually have in red.

Background information can be found here. I got most of this from greenanarchy over here.

All I say is that this warrants very, very close watching.