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STUFF AND THINGS

I may have been silenced by a lawsuit, but others are still talking. If you’re interested in zines or indie publishing, do your homework and make sure you are supporting the companies that share your ethics. 

I encourage you to follow Alex Wrekk’s blog, and not just because of an ongoing struggle with a shared abuser. She’s the real deal. 

Know who your enemies are …

Gabriel García Márquez, Literary Pioneer, Dies at 87

One of my all-time favorite writers. So sad to hear of his passing. 

Excited to see Dr. Vandana Shiva is KCMO tonight!
“Dr. Shiva’s lecture, ‘Cultivating Diversity, Freedom and Hope’ will address the value of diversity in nature and in society, as well how the monoculture of the mind can destroy that diversity at every level. She will share what is happening to seed and food, and how ‘Gardens Of Hope’ protect Seed Freedom and Food Democracy.”
http://www.cultivatekc.org/events/vandanashiva/

Excited to see Dr. Vandana Shiva is KCMO tonight!

Dr. Shiva’s lecture, ‘Cultivating Diversity, Freedom and Hope’ will address the value of diversity in nature and in society, as well how the monoculture of the mind can destroy that diversity at every level. She will share what is happening to seed and food, and how ‘Gardens Of Hope’ protect Seed Freedom and Food Democracy.”

http://www.cultivatekc.org/events/vandanashiva/

I Used to Break into Laboratories to Free Animals 

veganmovement2012:

People prefer to believe that fish do not feel pain but they very much do. Increased heart rate, increased breathing rate, adrenaline rush, writhing, gasping - fish display similar signs to humans when under stress and faced with dangerous situations. Fish feel pain out of biological necessity, just as all mammals do. They possess a brain, central nervous system and pain receptors all over their bodies. Without the ability to feel pain they would not survive. They also produce enkephalins and endorphins, chemicals known to counter pain in humans. Scientific reports from around the world substantiate these basic realities and, thereby, underscore the cruelty and suffering inherent in the catching and killing of fish. Source: Animal AidPhoto: Occupy For Animals 

veganmovement2012:

People prefer to believe that fish do not feel pain but they very much do. Increased heart rate, increased breathing rate, adrenaline rush, writhing, gasping - fish display similar signs to humans when under stress and faced with dangerous situations. Fish feel pain out of biological necessity, just as all mammals do. They possess a brain, central nervous system and pain receptors all over their bodies. Without the ability to feel pain they would not survive. They also produce enkephalins and endorphins, chemicals known to counter pain in humans. Scientific reports from around the world substantiate these basic realities and, thereby, underscore the cruelty and suffering inherent in the catching and killing of fish. 

Source: Animal Aid
Photo: Occupy For Animals 

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IT’S PIONEERS PRESS NEWSLETTER DAY!
If you’d like to be added to our mailing list, shoot us an email at orders@pioneerspress.com
Our monthly newsletter includes our latest published titles, new book and zine arrivals, sale items, updates from our farm, and best of all, zine news and event listings!
If you haven’t heard of Pioneers Press before, we are a publishing house and small press distributor in Northeast Kansas. We specialize in DIY Guides, Activism, Gardening, Radical Parenting, Self Care, Gender, Sexuality, Cruelty-free living, Urban and Rural Homesteading. 
We run our distro from a small farm, and sales from our titles are the sole support for our family of animal rescues, which includes sheep, goats, ducks, feral cats, pitbulls, and a pig named Hank Williams.
Thanks for your support! 
<3 Jessie and the animals of the Hard Fifty Farm

IT’S PIONEERS PRESS NEWSLETTER DAY!

If you’d like to be added to our mailing list, shoot us an email at orders@pioneerspress.com

Our monthly newsletter includes our latest published titles, new book and zine arrivals, sale items, updates from our farm, and best of all, zine news and event listings!

If you haven’t heard of Pioneers Press before, we are a publishing house and small press distributor in Northeast Kansas. We specialize in DIY Guides, Activism, Gardening, Radical Parenting, Self Care, Gender, Sexuality, Cruelty-free living, Urban and Rural Homesteading. 

We run our distro from a small farm, and sales from our titles are the sole support for our family of animal rescues, which includes sheep, goats, ducks, feral cats, pitbulls, and a pig named Hank Williams.

Thanks for your support! 

<3 Jessie and the animals of the Hard Fifty Farm

So besides spending my morning in a courtroom, we also had to call poison control tonight when our eldest decided to drink some sweet-smelling hair oil. And when I left the kids for two minutes to check on the rooster (who looked like he was having a seizure but was, in fact, giving himself a dirt bath) they “made dinner” out of cinnamon, sesame seeds, and crayons. Is it bedtime yet?! Good lord. 

crapandemic:

jessie-duke:

Spent this morning at the Leavenworth “Justice Center” for a round of punks suing punks. Your zine dollars at work! Who would have guessed that even in indie publishing it’s the lawyers that are making all the money? Still can’t get over how unreal and absurd this all is. 
Had my 3 year old, Liam, come with me as backup after my Dad couldn’t make it because he had to make an emergency trip to the doctor. (And I may or may not have asked Liam to bring my childhood stuffed donkey with him as “his” security blanket.) Before the judge appeared Liam asked our lawyer if there was “going to be a lot of blah, blah, blah.” There definitely was.
Afterwards Liam told me that when he grows up he is going to be a “good judge for the good guys” and then he is going to “get back all our money from the bad guy.” But that’s just the back up plan. Hopefully we’ll have resolution before the kid is old enough to go to law school. 
Thanks for your ongoing support, friends. We love you. 
&lt;3 Jessie and Pioneers Press

If you have distribution deals with the high-class hipster mall stores, I guess you have a lot of scratch to piss away on frivolous intimidation lawsuits! Gee, it must be so nice to have that much money. I’d buy like twelve ponies with that money. And a dinosaur.

Yeah, the other lawyer kept talking about &#8220;fairness.&#8221; It would have been funny, if this whole thing wasn&#8217;t so scary. 

crapandemic:

jessie-duke:

Spent this morning at the Leavenworth “Justice Center” for a round of punks suing punks. Your zine dollars at work! Who would have guessed that even in indie publishing it’s the lawyers that are making all the money? Still can’t get over how unreal and absurd this all is. 

Had my 3 year old, Liam, come with me as backup after my Dad couldn’t make it because he had to make an emergency trip to the doctor. (And I may or may not have asked Liam to bring my childhood stuffed donkey with him as “his” security blanket.) Before the judge appeared Liam asked our lawyer if there was “going to be a lot of blah, blah, blah.” There definitely was.

Afterwards Liam told me that when he grows up he is going to be a “good judge for the good guys” and then he is going to “get back all our money from the bad guy.” But that’s just the back up plan. Hopefully we’ll have resolution before the kid is old enough to go to law school. 

Thanks for your ongoing support, friends. We love you. 

<3 Jessie and Pioneers Press

If you have distribution deals with the high-class hipster mall stores, I guess you have a lot of scratch to piss away on frivolous intimidation lawsuits! Gee, it must be so nice to have that much money. I’d buy like twelve ponies with that money. And a dinosaur.

Yeah, the other lawyer kept talking about “fairness.” It would have been funny, if this whole thing wasn’t so scary. 

Spent this morning at the Leavenworth &#8220;Justice Center&#8221; for a round of punks suing punks. Your zine dollars at work! Who would have guessed that even in indie publishing it&#8217;s the lawyers that are making all the money? Still can&#8217;t get over how unreal and absurd this all is. 
Had my 3 year old, Liam, come with me as backup after my Dad couldn&#8217;t make it because he had to make an emergency trip to the doctor. (And I may or may not have asked Liam to bring my childhood stuffed donkey with him as &#8220;his&#8221; security blanket.) Before the judge appeared Liam asked our lawyer if there was &#8220;going to be a lot of blah, blah, blah.&#8221; There definitely was.
Afterwards Liam told me that when he grows up he is going to be a &#8220;good judge for the good guys&#8221; and then he is going to &#8220;get back all our money from the bad guy.&#8221; But that&#8217;s just the back up plan. Hopefully we&#8217;ll have resolution before the kid is old enough to go to law school. 
Thanks for your ongoing support, friends. We love you. 
&lt;3 Jessie and Pioneers Press

Spent this morning at the Leavenworth “Justice Center” for a round of punks suing punks. Your zine dollars at work! Who would have guessed that even in indie publishing it’s the lawyers that are making all the money? Still can’t get over how unreal and absurd this all is. 

Had my 3 year old, Liam, come with me as backup after my Dad couldn’t make it because he had to make an emergency trip to the doctor. (And I may or may not have asked Liam to bring my childhood stuffed donkey with him as “his” security blanket.) Before the judge appeared Liam asked our lawyer if there was “going to be a lot of blah, blah, blah.” There definitely was.

Afterwards Liam told me that when he grows up he is going to be a “good judge for the good guys” and then he is going to “get back all our money from the bad guy.” But that’s just the back up plan. Hopefully we’ll have resolution before the kid is old enough to go to law school. 

Thanks for your ongoing support, friends. We love you. 

<3 Jessie and Pioneers Press

theworldjustgotlighter:

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. This one deserves more.
(Credit: Nick Brandt)

theworldjustgotlighter:

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. This one deserves more.

(Credit: Nick Brandt)

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And because I always feel weird about posting self-promotion stuff, here is a palate cleanser for you: Kitten Drinking Beer. 

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