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Thank you for having me and sharing with me. I will come again. I hope you will too to Aotearoa New Zealand. All my love. Uncle Sam.

[Artwork - A Love Letter by President Ronald Reagan for First Lady Nancy Reagan in taking the time, to write in his own hand in conveying the love and appreciation in his heart - for those that most mattered to him. I will let Ronald's words do the thank you for US all].

Kia Kaha. Stay Strong. Remain forever well. Do not lose your torch of Liberty. The flame is in every Americans special spirit. Aroha and love always.

[Blog post no. 13,555 at the 3,087,964 summit of this blog's achievements from The Republic of California in our United States of Eureka [εὕρηκα heúrēka]. Mauri ‘Ola (Life to US) & Shalom!]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.5.11. Especially for Team Elie, R.E and E.E, Elvira and Glendale and West Hollywood, California USA, my hood people. I love you. Photograph via The Shappell Center Exhibition Profiles of History. Oops, photo was a little bit shaky cam like a reality TV series filming. Sorry about that.~



One for Ezra – In Aotearoa New Zealand we look after and we appreciate our remnant peoples. We also appreciate what remaining remnants of all earth’s resources there are to share with everyone on the planet, through sustainable living.

Once upon a time, a painter named Rembrand(t) painted this painting titled, The Feast of Belshazzar. It was painted on canvas, 167.6 x 209.2cm. In 1639 Menasseh published this interpretation in his book De terminu vitae.  Menasseh was a mysti[k]s scholar who would explain the meanings of culture to humanist scholars of his times. He also introduced his painter friend to Ephraim Bonus, a doctor. Like Menasseh, Bonus was a Portugese-Jewish member of Rembrandt’s community.

Rembrandt painted his friends because he discovered in his paintings that they had slightly distinct features, different to other subjects he had painted. This body of work, where Rembrandt became interested in their physiognomic peculiarities, was because Rembrandt believed not only the high priests but all Jews, even Jesus Christ, had looked like this. In the 1650s a young Jew frequently modeled for Rembrandt’s students while they were on their Christ painting modules of art in education.

Author Christian Tumpel notes “This reflects the change in the Master Painter’s attitudes towards the Jewish people: this people, who were distinguished because Jesus Christ came from their midst, had not ceased to be brothers of the Christians by remaining true to the faith of their fathers.”

Riveting stuff from the Arts World in the reference section of Visual Audio Arts BHPL, CA 90210.

Like I said… in Aotearoa New Zealand we are remnant conscious and remnant mindful people. We think green and that includes preserving peoples lives because we are incredibly real. There’s not a fake or shaved bone in most of our faces – we like to look after our original remnant people first, before we rock out and be super heroes like we can be and we excel at too – as if we have secrets to hide and have to. We don’t. Because such a view is our real status as a nation, and we too are in positions of changing this, getting it right before we can rock out and save everyone else’s non-Rembrandt thinking humanistic consuming ways that’s too heavy on the gas pedal –expecting spiritually-minded people to put ourselves on the block, for them, and go to battle and wrangle – without much of a thought to that… we must return to Rembrandt’s work.

I am sorry if we misled you that we didn’t know our ethics and morals and whose priorities lie where. We know where ours lie in New Zealand. We are decent people. This is our current status on justice. I love that about New Zealand, just like this magnificent Rembrandt painting also reminds us. Daniel saved whole kingdoms from toppling once. The best part of all, he did it from a basis of saving his own remnant through serving foreign kings with the truth on matters. His own remnant were once in states of captivity. He was quite a remarkable guy. His guidance never came from the systems of guidance around him. It came from a higher source.

One of our own great painters name in New Zealand was Colin McCahon. He once did a painting representing a candle in the dark. The candle was in the foreground of an Egyptian pyramid background. I am that candle today, writing on this zero-budget, virtual wall from Beverly Hills. Who would have thought? Not me. However, Remnants are US.

The original Daniel was a friend of Ezra.

In New Zealand our greatest weapon on earth is our humility a sense of fair justice that can Rise Up above fear. We don’t fear nuclear weapons, because injustice is the greatest bomb of all to my people. Because of that. There is a principle that is spiritual, that states people who are just are respected, even by their ‘enemies.’ Justice preserves the life of a King, through wise counsel that is spiritually grounded in the rich fertile whenua of ethics. This is our best defense plan. It does cost a lot though. I hold this painting up as a symbol of justice today. Justice is a living spirit in New Zealand we all serve, honor, work hard to maintain. Justice is our passion, it is what we do well with gifted eyes for the world and strong hearts that can look at facts and divide an equation fairly. Not for ourselves alone to look good, in this fleeting moment of time, but beyond us all, for generations still to come.

Peace. Mauri ‘Ola. Ni hao.

[This painting is mounted in London at the National Gallery. T 11. Bredius 497. RRP A110. Christian Tumpel is the author of Rembrandt, Images and Metaphors - published by Haus Books, London. The book is a reference book and can be borrowed at the Beverly Hills Public Library's Arts Library before being returned for other people to share, read, enjoy and consume too.]

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“One of US can put a thousand to flight and two of US can send the legions fleeing.”–Joshua on angels in action.

For British Royal Marines… pony up.

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“For everything, there is a season. A time for war and a time for peace.”–King Solomon.

The last week I’ve been wondering how Presidents and Prime Minister types can sleep at night, when sending troops off to war. I’ve been hot and cold on the topic weighing the balances of why we go to war, as a caring citizen. Unless you’re totally three sheets to the wind, how could leaders cast in such a position not think about their soldiers who are at war–and not be vexed in soul?

I’m not judging because in Hollywood, our souls are charcoled barbecued black. Black! I repeat, so black! I kid you not! Big city living can be brutally good! Evil at times in a concrete jungle. It takes its toll! You know, all those movie stars everywhere too! Blimey. Life can be brutal. :)

Thankfully in Beverly Hills there’s an exhibition on that covers this topic for Presidents and leaders who are embarking on the brink of an increased war effort.

The exhibition notes how once President of the USA Ronald Reagan crossed this bridge. He sought the help of Pastors and Rabbis to speak on the matter. What was discovered was that the word ‘kill’ is used in the bible. As in ‘thou shalt not kill.’ Yet in the original translation of the Torah of the old testament in Hebrew, the wording states “We should not murder.” Apparently “killing” not “murdering,” as what happens at war, was a revelation that provided some peace of mind to Ronald Reagan, a man who acted in Hollywood films and who rose to be cast in a nation’s greatest role. Here’s the visual evidence. Sorry, I forgot to turn the flash off when taking these. Like… doh!

I value life. I love Peace, yet this man’s discoveries in his Presidency (as presented in this exhibition) provide solace today (if any can be found in war’s losses) on this matter. They are perhaps worthy of being shared from an important American Heritage Arts and Culture exhibition of US Presidents challenges they were faced with at pivotal times in history.

It’s kind of an interesting concept to acknowledge that leaders are living cultural treasures. They make difficult decisions based on varying levels of information, to do their best with wisdom to direct and serve with their gifts of courage. Power corrupts, but the leader that values their peoples lives as much as their own, always wins any battle. God is with them in the battle.

If any soldiers or military are reading this, not to worry. I swear you won’t have a darker heart than me. You’re all good. Some days, in between my Starbucks lattes, I honestly think it’s a miracle, I haven’t been struck down by lightning and that I am still able to blog from Hollywood. Indeed, God has turned a blind eye on many occasion with great mercy. Humor too, I hope.

Kia kaha. Stay Strong. Work as a team. Always pray in battle. Make each other laugh as this is strength. And… Peace! :)

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.4.11~



This one for Google, my most used information sharing website company.

No matter where new ideas, new stories stem from writers in the world, we must never remove the incentive to block their payment and IP conveyed in their typed words in digital or print formats.–Freedom of expression 2010′s.

New ideas and new insights from writers help better preserve the planet, as well as sharing insights into better human rights, we may not have yet considered. Writers should always be paid for good ideas conveyed in their thoughts and typed words.

A federal judge in New York has allegedly derailed Google’s bold plan to build the world’s largest digital library and bookstore. With 15 million books [already] scanned, Google had gotten closer to the elusive goal than anyone else.

We wanted to “make the cultural and scientific heritage of humanity available, free of charge, to all. People feel energized,” said Robert Darnton, the director of the Harvard University Library, who recently praised Google’s Scan Every Single Book In The World Project and make it available free online, in an opinion article in The New York Times.

“This is an opportunity for those of us who care about creating a noncommercial public digital library to get on with it,” writes Michael Heft today.


The strange thing about scanning every nation’s books, is that the writers of these books don’t get paid in the process. It turns writers into slaves. It’s intelligent not to turn writer’s into slaves, because of the concept of ‘laborers are worthy of their fair hire.’ On a scientific level, yes it must be a disappointment. But all of the mouth pieces in this story, aren’t working for free. They get paid wages to say these things. If their wages were lost, like writer’s and independent voices royalty payments are lost in the ‘scientific’ collection of words, they wouldn’t be chirping this same tune.

What this means is that the public won’t get to view all books from all authors. From 15 million books already scanned, google is able to track digitally the highest trending key words, most people like the best. That’s a good experiment to date.

I am from a nation where our Indigenous writers thoughts are viewed as taonga that cannot be stolen without payment. IP is about having your own. Sharing it when you want to. Buying it fairly when needed – but most of all, not stifling new thought from writers by strangling the incentive for them to write new work and be rewarded for it.

Keeping in line with this principle, as I never paid the New York Times for use of writer Miguel Helft’s journalistic skills above, I trust that adding to Miguel’s thoughts in this post, and with a link to his story, offers some kind of sharing support back to this writer in payment of his words, time and thoughts. The photographers too.

Miguel notes, ‘The idea of scanning every book ever published captivated Larry Page, co-founder of Google, even before he started the company. In 2002, he set out to refute skeptics, who said the idea was unworkable. He set up a makeshift scanning device at Google to see how many books could be scanned in an hour.” 8 years later, 15 million books had been scanned.  Read the rest of this entry »



At the time of writing, this blog has reached 3,076,123. I write with mixed emotions today.

On one hand, a virtual landscape (this daily blog) has achieved the 3,000,000+ summit in Hollywood, the entertainment capitol of the world. This is something, no other Kiwi of Indigenous Peoples descent (like Avatar‘s story depicts with its creative scripting) has achieved. It perhaps shows that there is interest in such a blog. On the other hand, I observe Indigenous Peoples land rights, water ways rights, mineral rights on landscapes being sold (sometimes legitimately in a fair business like manner and sometimes overtime–in varying shifts of ownership titles changing hands – avoiding just agreements between people) like in the award winning book, . In severe cases of greed, we witness land or water territories (or earth’s resources) confiscation. Sometimes women have been the key actors in the process of confiscation. It needs a word today, because justice centered in adequate human rights governance is being eroded.

Patricia posits that the concept of Heritage, Arts & Culture is a nation’s land. Culture stems from it in dialogue back to a nation’s people. Art then is created from this dialogue. Hollywood’s biggest selling box office film in history depicted Patricia’s truths as a writer.

For example, Patricia writes novels like James Cameron‘s Avatar – but of real people… her own and their concerns with land struggles and equality of justice in laws appearing to be fair and the rather pretentious cue process some people take great pains to weave with a minefield of words and structure to slow down progress of justice being restored. She posited, that Indigenous People should remain on the land, because this ensures that people blinded by a buck as individuals appearing to look good in a moment, do not sell off the heartland of one’s culture – that being the land and its resources – without careful consideration. Patricia may never have had equal access to filmmaking technology and film budgets like James Cameron has across his career, yet Patricia is no Avatar in an Indigenous person’s body. She is the real deal Indigenous Peoples writer, telling similar stories like James Cameron is, using Indigenous Peoples themed story lines to raise awareness of earth preservation and Indigenous Peoples culture, directly linked to Earth preservation. Her words ring like a herald from Hollywood today on this blog. Together, we all share this milestone with her as a Maori-Kiwi storyteller who is worthy of being respected deeply.

I also think of Tonga, a South Pacific principality of beautiful Island dwelling people who are led by a Monarchy – like the UK are. Their culture has survived many storms. It cannot be scuttled and it is our role to strengthen Tonga, Tonga’s people, their spirit’s and their place in the world with humility, justice and most of all considerate friendship towards Polynesian Indigenous Peoples of the South Pacific.

Here’s a St.amp of a lady who knew a thing on two in her day (like Patricia Grace). Her name was Saloti Tupou III. She was 6’3″ tall. She was an outstanding poet, a much loved global figure and a darling of other leaders in the world. My family resided for a time with her people in the Principality of Tonga, a nation whose largeness of spirit – when humble is strong and belies it’s geographical terrain. Saloti’s father’s name was George. She was only 18 when she ascended to the throne and she was a strong friend of Queen Elizabeth II.

Her legacy is a reminder that perhaps we don’t value teenagers voices enough and we need to listen more to what some teens have to say. Both Saloti and Elizabeth did the same thing during some trying years they were called upon as young people and destined to bring stability to the world throughout the years. Patricia Grace and Tonga’s people – are US too, on this blog. The concerns of their people are Indigenous Peoples concerns, always. Their spirit is what we honor and promote in Hollywood today – as balance to the silly games men can sometimes get caught up in and play.

May our presence in the world honor Indigenous People as gifts to humanity with unique worldviews – in both virtual and tangible ways demonstrating respect and equality. Today, I share a moment, from a nation who first gave women equality in the legal system by giving women the right to vote. As a result Aotearoa New Zealand led the world in true democracy that is grounded in good kaupapa and tikanga (principles). Indigenous women therefore in Aotearoa New Zealand and the South Pacific, will always be voices to take heed to and listen to. This is their gift to preserve the world and her people. Few people have a worldview of the depth this people group have to offer being in relationship with inextricable links to landscape, people and place – like such examples of people offered on this blog today as a benefit of the world’s well being and best interests beyond just making bank. Peace!

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood, California USA. 4.1.11~



Hollywood’s no.1 box office heavyweight, Mr James Cameron makes me smile today.

As guest commentary I’m going to run with The Hollywood Reporter’s full report on his appearance at CinemaCon 2011. As I never wrote this story, you might want to read it here at it’s original source, to be fair to this website’s hits rate.

As Hollywood’s reigning King of The Box Office in America, here’s what James had to say in a story penned with good humor too, by Carolyn Giardina: “Higher frame rates offer “the potential to improve showmanship,” the director tells attendees at ChinemaCon.

LAS VEGAS — Calling the current use of frame rates in digital cinema “inadequate,” James Cameron urged the industry to consider shooting and projecting movies at rates higher than the standard 24 frames-per-second in a demonstration he presented Thursday at Cinemacon.

Cameron contended that that higher frame rates offer the “potential to improve showmanship.”
To prove his point,  he showed a comparison of 3D content produced and projected at 24 frames-per-second, which is commonly used today, as well as at 48 and 60 frames-per-second (fps). He also showed clips that demonstrated other elements such as slow motion at these higher frame rates. Read the rest of this entry »


Love: A beverage of truth. A Love story Surfacing. Nothing is Confidential. Magic. Loyalty. Believe. Confidence: A Reservoir of Trust. A new way to see. Playing to win. Elevating the Core. Get in the mud. A reason to exist. Benevolence. Beyond the status quo. Bold moves. Pain: Whirlwind. A Lethal combination. Reverance. No silver bullets. I know this to be true. Hope: Truth in crises. A galvanizing moment. Nimble. Plan B. Stay the course. Courage: Innovate. Conviction. Connecting dots. Balance. Conscience. Winning. Ni Hao.

If you know who wrote these key words, inciting key attributes of #winning American culture that is proven by millions in the world, add the author’s name.


~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.31.11~

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Posted by horiwood on March 31, 2011 in America, Culture, Leadership, Light, Love, Seattle, Words



His voice was the thunder of American justice in the newspaper. He spoke of real people and the erosion of their human rights in climates of economic bullying from the elite, killing America–Bob Herbert’s tribute. Photo via Media Gwhatchet.Com

Bob Herbert quit the New York Times. He was described as ‘The Conscience of the Paper’ by his boss. Now The Washington Post‘s E.J Dionne Jr. takes some time, to thank one man’s ability to keep his reporting in reality, for almost two decades. Here’s those words in our Guest Commentary spot of op-ed reporting today within the USA.

New York Times columnist Bob Herbert has written his last New York Times column, but I hope and expect he will stay in the debate. He lived up to the venerable injunction that journalists should comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. We need his passion.

More than any other columnist, Bob has stayed on the story of the left-out: the poor, and working people whose incomes have stagnated or fallen through the floor. He heard them out and told their stories. He paid close attention when Washington had a chance to act on their behalf, and when, too often, it missed those opportunities or made things worse. He never pulled punches about the scandal of growing economic inequality in the United States — and in his final column on Saturday, he made sure to remind his readers of how big a scandal it is:

Through much of the post-World War II era, income distribution was far more equitable, with the top 10 percent of families accounting for just a third of average income growth, and the bottom 90 percent receiving two-thirds. That seems like ancient history now.

The current maldistribution of wealth is also scandalous. In 2009, the richest 5 percent claimed 63.5 percent of the nation’s wealth. The overwhelming majority, the bottom 80 percent, collectively held just 12.8 percent. . . .

Overwhelming imbalances in wealth and income inevitably result in enormous imbalances of political power. So the corporations and the very wealthy continue to do well. The employment crisis never gets addressed. The wars never end. And nation-building never gets a foothold here at home.

Miles Rapoport, the president of the progressive think tank Demos, put out a statement that captured Bob’s achievement well:

He listens, truly listens to the stories, lives, and voices of ordinary people. He writes about people unjustly accused by the criminal justice system, of people unjustly victimized by the predatory practices that characterize so much of our economy, of the lives ruined by war.

He writes about what is important, and fundamental, like the people whose dream of a middle class life for themselves and their children is slipping away, and the “unconscionable” ways inequality is eating away at our society and our soul.

He refuses to heed the constraints of the world of “excluded alternatives.” The fact that some ideas– like raising taxes, expanding services for poor and working people, ignoring the deficit hawks in favor of real social investment–are “off the table” in our political debate is exactly why we have needed journalists like Bob to try to expand those boundaries and help us do the right thing as a nation.

Yes, Bob expanded the boundaries. He followed his own star and didn’t care a bit if what he wrote about bore little resemblance to the political agenda that was dominating the capital at any given moment — even as he also sought to move that agenda in more promising directions. I suspect Bob appreciated the Old Testament prophets of justice: Micah, Isaiah and Amos. Bob’s voice thunders, and it is a righteous thunder.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.29.11~



“It was light, my brothers. Light”–Hone Tuwhare‘s famous words, in this amazing piece of art.

Being shared on Hollywood on Horiwood.Com in the art of remembering the greats who went before and illuminated our way forward.

Kia Kaha as the greats have told us for centuries in Aotearoa New Zealand. Stay Strong.

~The Art of Bronaaki Tu, via New Zealand. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.27.11~



When men and women give their lives for noble and just causes that are fair for the majority of people on earth, this is wisdom.

When men and women give their lives for an elite who revel like pigs in their own injustice, this is not wisdom or humane but stupidity. If one plays the numbers game.–Horiwood.Com

If a man or women holds three weapons at once in a photograph, as opposed to three cheques that have the power to fund three water bores in villages of people in the world who don’t yet have daily access to safe drinking water, is the person holding the weapons or the cheques prolonging life of good people–more the hero or not?


Here’s a story about ‘blood is thicker than water.’

We live in an era where people matter, if they’re dead. Count Von Dracula can count. It’s like a corpse economy as a currency of history’s ghosts. Like double indemnity, cashing in the blood of war’s martyrs to recruit for a new sense of renewed power refueling identity in the blood of democracy.

It’s like a muster. Unless we drink the blood of new people’s live on war’s battlefields we feel like we are losing our place in the world. Or, we have lost our way.  Read the rest of this entry »



The Oxford English Dictionary has added more words this year to their growing collection of 600,000 already catalogued. When you think about it, words grow big IT companies like facebook, google, twitter, baidu, etc. Words are the modern currency of IT growth.

Some words added to the OED this year include, banh mi (a Vietnamese baguette-style sandwich), kleftiko (a Greek dish of slow-cooked lamb) and flat white (a Kiwi coffee also available in Australia in which foamed milk is poured over an espresso).

ICYDN, a dot-bomb is a failed internet company, while adotted line describes an indirect reporting relationship.

Slang expressions continue to be popular to update the English language’s most popular dictionary. These include, muffin top (a protuberance of flesh above the waistband of a pair of trousers), on the lash (engaged in a bout of drinking), cream-crackered (knackered, as in exhausted), fnarr fnarr (a lecherous snigger) and smack talk (boastful or insulting banter like the boys of hip hop music in the USA are famed for as their banter).

OMG (oh my God), LOL (laughing out loud), FYI (for your information), TMI (too much information), IMHO (in my humble opinion) and BFF (best friends forever) and the annoying one of wassup are also added this March.

Slouching Towards that Cham blog writes, new words always accompany a new order. For example, William Shakespeare is ‘thought to have added over 1,500 common words to the English language such as assassination, auspicious, bloody, fitful, invulnerable, obscene, road and suspicious were first used by the Bard. Not to mention expressions like ‘brave new world’ (The Tempest), ‘for goodness’ sake’ (Henry VIII), ‘hoist with his own petard’ (Hamlet), ‘star-crossed lovers’ (Romeo and Juliet), ‘pound of flesh’ (The Merchant of Venice) and ‘what the dickens’ (The Merry Wives of Windsor). Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by horiwood on March 26, 2011 in Commonwealth, Community, English, UK, Words



For Rachel Hunter, Christchurch, Japan, Libya, Bahrain, Yemen, Israel, Palestine.

May Peace rule in our hearts and minds on this precious earth.

Thanks Rach.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.21.11~



This from CNN’s Glossary for Fukushima Daiichi crises. Three place names to ponder:

Three Mile Island – USA: A nuclear power plant near Middletown, Pennsylvania, which was the site of the worst nuclear power disaster in the United States. A partial core meltdown occurred in 1979. The plant had containment units, so the release of radioactive material into the environment was minimal. The incident caused no injuries or deaths, and only low levels of radiation were found in plants and animals, experts said.

Chernobyl: The site, in northern Ukraine, of the world’s worst nuclear power plant disaster. A meltdown, explosion and fire at the site on April 26, 1986, sent a large radiation cloud over much of Europe and contaminated large areas of then-Soviet Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. Thousands of deaths are said to be attributed to the disaster, and Ukraine’s health ministry estimated that one-sixteenth of its population of 49 million was suffering from grave health disorders related to the incident. The disaster led to thousands of cases of childhood thyroid cancer, according to Dr. Ira Helfand of Physicians for Social Responsibility, which opposes the use of nuclear power.

Fukushima Daiichi, Japan: The location where we find our friends in crises, Nippon.

For other terms like: Boiling-water nuclear reactor, boric acid, control rod, fission, fuel rod, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA; International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale (INES); radiation, reactor core, Sievert (and millisievert), spent nuclear fuel, spent fuel storage pool… go here to see what Aaron Brodie has thrown together at CNN.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.17.11~



Presenting an Oscar to screenwriter Aaron Sorkin this year, Javier Bardem said “The best scripts are those whose words float through your mind, and straight into your heart.”

Well said.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.27.11~



Public demonstrations generally follow Facebook numbers increase. The latest trending topic of world news is undoubtedly a display of Public Demonstrations. Everybody’s doing it. New Zealand did Public Demonstrations over “keeping The Hobbit Films in New Zealand.” Not very political, but hey – entertainment goes with Facebooking!

Filmmaking is well worth, public demonstrating over! Hollywood would agree with that.

Seriously though, Public Demonstration News is swiftly followed by press releases from Facebook, appearing as news via The Associated Press, who are now playing Facebook’s publicists. That’s sort of funny. Read here.

This via a blog today - RABAT, MOROCCO – FEBRUARY 20: Women whose family members have been arrested join thousands of other Moroccans in demonstrations against the regime led by King Mohammed VI on February 20, 2011 in Rabat, Morocco. Responding to calls by the ‘February 20′ movement on the social networking site Facebook, thousands of Moroccans from diverse backgrounds and ages took to the streets to protest in Casablanca, Tangier and Rabat. The protests in Morocco, which follow uprisings in neighboring countries, were mostly peaceful.”

May equality for all global citizens be our goal. And may each nation get it together and develop their own Facebook sites in this age of digital revolution. Words written by the people of the people should be housed by the people within their own nation’s word banks. Perhaps. :)

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.20.11~

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Posted by horiwood on February 21, 2011 in IT, Middle East, Morocco, New Media, Words, World News



I wee chat about empowering others, into pathways of democracy:

Is being on a website all people need to have to feel like they have ‘a viable sense of democracy?’ In some nations, that answer is a resounding “yes.” In particular Facebook’s dominance in Egypt, is revolutionizing the culture so much as a social website that people are really making Facebook a part of their family’s future. Literally.

The Associated Press reports today, “A new Egyptian father has named his daughter Facebook in honour of the role social media played in his country’s recent revolution.

Jamal Ibrahim told Al-Ahram newspaper his newborn’s unusual name showed how happy he was with Facebook’s part in organising protests across Egypt.

Thousands of protesters in January packed Tahrir Square and other cities in Egypt for 18 days calling for an end to President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule.

Family, friends and neighbours have reportedly gathered around the newborn to show their continued support for the revolution they say started on the social networking site.

The newborn’s family is not alone in expressing their gratitude to Facebook.

The number of Facebook users in Egypt has grown to five million over the past month — more than any other country in the Middle East.

Some 32,000 groups and 14,000 pages were created after the January 25 revolution.

Graffiti sprayed across Cairo said “thank you Facebook” in the days after President Mubarak eventually bowed to public pressure and resigned.

The military government is also using Facebook to try and reach out to young Egyptian people.

But one internet blogger thinks the family may have gone too far in naming their daughter after the website.

“The internet as a whole should win the Nobel Peace Prize this year for all it’s done for democracy in the Middle East/North African region, but let’s not let this naming kids get out of hand,” the blogger said.

“I’d hate for little Facebook to have to share a classroom with a little AOL, or worse a little Yahoo!”

Although the story is very cute, you can’t help but sense that the billionaire’s of the world (Hosni Mubarak being a big one) are putting the new millionaire’s club to work (Mark Zuckerberg and friends) to act as ’magicians of online American corporate IT magic.’ These lads (mainly) are all having a little bit too much fun in Egypt, right now. Obviously. They’re very strong. Too funny!

Egypt is the model nation, all other nation’s in the Mid-East who may or may not, have a revolution too, are being shaped by invisible guiding forces to follow – like Facebook being an agent of influence, for example.

From a Humanitarian point of view, I can’t help thinking that it’s a shame Egypt can’t do their own version of Facebook like “Phoenix Book” or “Cleopatra’s Peoples Pages” or something. A new version of a social website that is more friendly to the Arabic language.

Surely, in a nation that’s natural gas and gold rich, Egypt could develop that social news website, that we in the US, are happy to access and share, equally by cross-pollinating websites as it’s possible for them to dove tail each other. Instead of Post Hosni Mubarak years, giving one’s entire cultural IP in the form of pictures, shared video links and most importantly a nation’s written words to Facebook – for free. Just a thought.

We are not mercernary in America. Why should a Hosni Mubarak hold the future of Egypt’s daily culture created and shared online, as a sacrifice to American IT companies. That does not sit well with me. So an Egyptian-owned Cleopatra’s People Pages social media website (that could be 50% US owned if an idea of democracy is preferred) would seem smart. When we joke about Egypt in the US because of Facebook, that’s not all that cool, when Egypt is 1/4 the size of the US. It’s like laughing at 1/4 of America for example, and that doesn’t sit very well with me. Watch this video to see what I mean via Funny or Die. Click on top Pic to view.

I just think there’s enough Arabic speaking, Mid-East and Egyptian-friendly people in the world, to get together, combine talents and preserves Egypt’s culture and heritage arts on an Egyptian owned social media site. That would be kinda smart.

Word for the day – What mercenary could mean – “A mercenary is a person who takes part in an armed conflict, who is not a national or a party to the conflict, and is “motivated to take part in the hostilities essentially by the desire for private gain and, in fact, is promised, by or on behalf of a party to the conflict, material compensation substantially in excess of that promised or paid to combatants of similar ranks and functions in the armed forces of that Party” (Additional Protocol I to the Geneva Convention of August 1949). A non-conscript professional member of a regular army is not considered to be a mercenary although he gets monetary reward from his service.”

If you’re Egyptian and you’ve temporarily forgotten how strong and beautiful your culture is, under duress, here’s a song just for you in Arabic as a reminder. You should have your own Facebook, so that cultural ignoramuses like me, can access it and see your stars. They’re pretty cool. :)

[Music - via Samo ZaenTwilit Dove at Side of Branch blog post, Hollywood]

[Pictures and Horiwood.Com - Hollywood archives]

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.20.11~



When peace came, I saw our youth, inside a multicultural womb… there happened you – A fragrance dancing ‘gainst a new… [You were] frightened innocence of beauty…And we were blessed by starting fresh. In rhythms of pervading warmth; Serenity.–selected poetic streams of consciousness via Mark R Slaughter.

Here’s ten blog posts via Hollywood we’re sharing as light hearted distraction here in Hollywood.

1. Justin Bieber (who else?) talks Health Care via Rolling Stone Magazine

2. Whanaungatanga or ‘Ohana gets a mention via Jennifer Aniston

3. Hone Tuwhare’s poetry is so ‘world hot’ it hurts to read

4. Friends with Kids movies news – Jon Hamm & Megan Fox have the best minders

5. Flags by Brooke Fraser is a very pretty song

6. Madison Wisconsin goes out in sympathy for Bahrain. No. But it looks that way

7. By ‘democratic’ American voting – Twitter’s Best Sports Peeps 2010

8. Button Hat fashion references by Kelly Rowlands

9. Maori as Super Heroes of Taiaha Art – indicate a film franchise should happen

10. Bullets of Bahrain – a Not Funny post happening right now!

Heartbeat Karakia for the World – 2.19.11

for Bahrain, Libya, Egypt – may Love be our language.

World may your heart be free: protected in the bonds of brotherhood’s liberty. We have our fears too, yet our eyes see between the showers of movie-set like bullets of reality beneath humanity’s tree. The beating of your blood acts as the shared witness of our life’s sap in rhythm. You are courageous light moving in flight. Redeeming a future anew. Mauri ‘Ola.

~Photo – New York Times. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.19.11~



Democracy is a process that serves key trends the people indicate they need, and, that can also be bought through platforms and oracles of persuasion that creates a heard instinct of pubic opinion, that then becomes law–Horiwood on Demoracy through IT and Social Media 2010′s. In the art of American Celebrity, celebrities are always the bait, the people want to hear opinion from.

[Pic caption - Ari Emanuel, Peter Berg, Amanda Anka and Jason Bateman at the New York Giants Celebration Party on January 26, 2008 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. Peter Berg Celebrates Steve Tisch and The NY Giants Incredible Season Regent Beverly Whilshire Hotel Beverly Hills, CA United States January 28, 2008 Photo by Eric Charbonneau/]

I notice here from Hollywood that the concept of a digital grass-roots media revolution is all the go with IT media conglomerates, mergers and strategies. It’s all about growing online IT properties, by creating windows of growth and expansion in the Facebook way of connecting communities together.

We had AOL snuffle up Arianna Huffington and friends for $315 million recently, as AOL merged with her blog. Arianna has largely built the Huffington Post with volunteer columnists. IT grows with new words being written and acquired into IT templates. The fat cats of IT sit back, while little people wittingly (or unwittingly) build their IT assets by typing their words into it and cross pollinating links to the other social media (or IT) websites too, thus also building up an IT owner’s assets. AOL hopes to use Arianna’s profile and tone, to incite community journalism in all of the 50 states of the USA and other nations too. A key driver is original video upload content from communities being created (for free) and shared on their merged-owned web properties. I guess they’re competing for words and video uploads trying to take on YouTube’s market.

Well Google looks set to do the same thing. Yet, Google is not so cheap. They’re prepared to do an Ariel Emanuel and shell out $100 million to hand pick celebrities to drive a similar strategy. San Francisco Chronicle examines Google’s rumored intentions today to follow in the same veign. What follows is their commentary on the matter. Quite interesting. Here it isRead the rest of this entry »



Te Mata Tini o te Ra, Video footage off the coast of Gisborne, Te Tai Rawhiti a Aotearoa/ New Zealand can be viewed here.

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don't you take it awful hard
'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines
Diggin' in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history's shame
I rise
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I rise
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

~The words of poet Laureate, Toni Morrison, from a Kiwi brother for Rodney Hide and friends, posted in the literary traditions of Patricia Grace, Witi Ihimaera and Hone Tuwhare from Amerika today. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.18.11~



Power in an age of media and social media, is simply who is fed the best knowledge first. What is needed as a balance is true spiritual power and people who possess it, (super) naturally.

The Hollywood Reporter has an exciting story today for Kiefer Sutherland 24 fans waiting for Kiefer to return to the small screen.

The story as guest commentary, reads like this: “Kiefer Sutherland, who starred for eight seasons on Fox’s 24, might be reuniting with the network. The actor is in preliminary talks to play the lead role in Touch, a drama pilot from Heroes creator Tim Kring, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The project, from 20th Century Fox TV and Chernin Entertainment, centers on a father who discovers that his mute, autistic son can actually predict events before they happen. Sutherland would play the father.

Touch, developed as a spec script, marks Kring’s first pilot script since Heroes, which debuted on NBC in 2006. He is executive producing with Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope.

Sutherland is still in early negotiations.”

There’s a lot going on with spiritual ideas in the world. People who can predict the future are basically called prophets. Hollywood thinks the world needs more prophets. Noted. Prophets have an ability to see with the eyes of their spirit, as well as sense things spiritually too. They don’t need tarot cards or astrology charts to do this. Their unction comes from within like a spiritual compass, that’s God given.

In an age of artificial intelligence (ie – internet fed knowledge collection, aggregation of trending key words around the globe and manipulation of this data – appearing as all knowing knowledge via the mouth of one person, key players or a spokesperson of a firm, or corporate entity, especially via certain pop stars) spiritual communication is a good balancer. Love the show concept. It will fly, if done right. Hot.

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.17.11~



אַף־אַ֭תָּה תָּפֵ֣ר יִרְאָ֑ה וְתִגְרַ֥ע שִׂ֝יחָ֗ה לִפְנֵי־אֵֽל׃

Ko te arero reka he rakau no te ora; tena ki te wanoke a roto he wawahi wairua.

The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, don’t crush the spirit.

He tangata ano ko ana korero maka noa, me te mea ko nga werohanga a te hoari;

he rongoa ia te arero o te hunga whakaaro nui.

מוּסַ֣ר מְלָכִ֣ים פִּתֵּ֑חַ וַיֶּאְסֹ֥ר אֵ֝זֹ֗ור בְּמָתְנֵיהֶֽם׃

Reckless words are as the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

~Bronaaki is the collective brotherhood of Manaakitanga’s rich cultural values as epitomized in the prayerful and mindful spirit of Bronagh Key of Helensville and her people of Aotearoa New Zealand.

The words of King Solomon – son of King David – The Psalmist Warrior King, history’s wisest King on Earth as posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.17.11~




Thank goodness for , otherwise we wouldn’t know how Lindsay Lohan or Kim Kardashian really felt about Egypt’s change of management.

Thanks to twitter, now we all do. It’s weird, but yesterday in our Celebrity Wrap Up news section from Hollywood, I wrote the words post Lindsay’s dramas in court- “Lindsay Lohan gets a reprieve. An absurd sure-way to make US kids happy for the weekend. She’s like Egypt!

It was like her court drama over allegedly stolen gold (a piece of borrowed and mistakenly unreturned jewelry), was reflecting back to Egypt’s own situation with a dictator ruler that semi-suited Egypt for three decades with this nation’s mid-East aligned other leaders of the Word, but yet doesn’t any more.

When you look at this kid’s life (Lohan) at the hands of Hollywood, Lindsay is like many of the kids in Egypt. Their futures always unknown – before the revolution. At this time, possibilities to create new futures are where it’s at for Egyptian youth now. Possibilities have allegedly been increased for these kids now. The news tells us, this is exciting. Anyone with a heart can’t help but feel their excitement and not wish them the best paths forward.

I think maybe it’s a vibe Lohan’s feeling for Egyptian kids too, obviously. Either that, or Washington/ or Twitter Corporate is sending her good memo’s to post on twitter. Lol! Read the rest of this entry »



Calif-A snapshot of US today: Sometimes life is like high school exams. I think this as I blog opposite an investment conscious guy wearing a blue, ‘Chicago Cubs’ tee shirt. He scours the money section, like it’s his manual with an almost religious fervor. I take a break and join the cue that is now fifteen people deep, all waiting inline at the local Starbucks patiently, as if it’s a coffee train station, like we’re all at the high school cafeteria all over again.

These days, as grown ups, it’s okay to wait. A wait in line means a treat. Personal phone time on one’s mobile phone.

We have been socialized to drink coffee every morning from exotic nations like Africa, Guatemala. We feel like we’ve traveled to these nations, when we haven’t every day. In line, we are socialized to happily spend money via internet based phone companies pressing growth areas like ‘smartphone spend’ apps, services, IT systems with major franchised store owners. It is the ‘mobile wallet’ culture that the corporate kids of America, are all for, to transact virtual dollars quicker into their own virtual worth accounts.

Each day we pour phone time into their corporate banks. They sit on top of us, like privileged wasps, drilling down into the honey of the sweet fruit of our labor. We envy their ‘clever’ over our drudgery. The trade-off for their privileged spots is that now they work with government, banking merchants and news agencies to provide our world views, in a boxed screen, like a QR code-reading, single eye, we hold in our hands.

We don’t know yet, if the eye can read us too. But it can map and track our habits. Each one of us is like a social guinea pig. Or lives via our telephones can be read, like a personal tabloid. Transparency in a digital age is the only cultural way forward, if we live in a world, where nothing is secret or unknown about us.

I notice today, that it is rare that anyone talks to each other in the cue as neighbors of community would, standing side-by-side. We don’t care, we have control of the world in our palms as our trade off. Or so we think.

If you’re a little old school, you might want the feel of papyrus newsprint in hand (the invention of Egypt and China), of wood that has been beaten to a pulp, pressed, dried and inked with journalists and politicians or corporate spokes peoples words placed on them in 26 characters of the English alphabet, with a Z being more apparent here in America than many other English speaking nations.

Instead of talking to the person beside us, we reach for a copy of the Wall Street Journal. That always makes us look smart, sorts the men out from the boys, or women out from the trophy girls with bucket loads of salon time, like we know what a buck is – an important American trait, I don’t yet possess – or maybe never will. Today, a circus of orchestrated volatile news occurring in the Middle East, shouts terror, violence – the subliminal subtext leans towards ‘more security measures needed.’ Nations are played out like their own reality TV show. Any attention in a ‘competing’ global economy is better than ‘no press.’ How else will anyone else know you exist and the tourism dollar come your way, or not. Politicians can sacrifice their tourism draw, with other nation’s leaders in secret trade offs. They become villains, to aid nations as not-so-secret-unlikely allies in a super powers race. They take turns being terrorists, in the way or nations they’re politically courting. We live in a reality TV culture, so such narratives are easily read, more and more – as if a big TV spectacle. Even the terrorist’ or ‘religious unrest’ orchestrated ones too.

The gratification of the terror-lines is that it makes you feel incredibly thankful we’re standing in the land of the military-protected, brave and the free of the US.

Like, where else would you want to be in the world right now, except somewhere incredibly protected from all that stuff out there? Doh! That’s a no brainer. Especially if you have a family on your  mind. Again, we are encouraged to remain safe, and not travel. We’re in the best place.

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Competing implies that there is ‘a race’ of sorts going on in the world. President Obama says the words “we must compete” from the front page of the The Wall Street Journal today.

The other option than “compete” is “to not compete.” Fair trade involes the rhetoric of “trading this for that” so that equality is shown from one nation towards another. That’s the gist of fair trading. Then there’s trading the most of something lucrative and of great value, more than any other nation can match. It implies being sought after for a nation’s value. I think that’s what Obama has in mind for America, to “compete.” The people I know, who know what a buck is (that’s definitely not me), tell me that math, science, physics is what all American young people in education should really be studying – as China’s young are so adept at these subjects. To compete is also about educating your youth in the most useful areas.

Again even the best results of accumulative education efforts and their successful outcomes with a nation’s leadership, goes back to fairness and fair trading in supply and demand relationships based on a sense of fairness… long term strategies that work and are resourceful and not wasteful… if competing is seen to be realistically sustainable.

Sustainability is the big issue, ahead. At the moment, America’s best export in my opinion, is pop culture. Facebook, Apple, Microsoft – are all vessels (containers/ distributors) that have arisen to help share it in the world. Perhaps America is still too currency based (with too much faith in guns and a printing press toy – printing currency and trading with it, to buy time for ‘real’ tangible product the world wants to buy. IT media seems to be a good export at the minute. The US now looks to green technology as a way forward.

It’s hard to believe that while both China and America want to be superpowers – that they run on 70% worth of coal energy each year. So the talk is more than the walk (perhaps) right now – with both nations using military technology – as symbols of might – yet from coal-fueled nations running largely on unsustainable fossil fuels – emitting more global pollution than most other nations of the world too for capitol gain and domestic use also. Go figure. Super powers as paradox nations consuming a lot to hopefully best serve the future direction of the world.

Therefore ‘competing’ to me – means ‘anything that gets US less coal dependent.’ What does ‘to compete’ mean to you in the USA?

Proven news, you like, that you share with others via social media (Facebook, Twitter, Email, Blog Shares etc) are:

1.  No Ordinary Sun poem by Hone Tuwhare

2. Rahm Emanuel, Richard Daley & Chicago’s US leadership boost strategy

3. Carlina White‘s real life was once high jacked

4. Oscar winner Marion Cotillard keeps abreast of France

5. Diabetics and insulin shots

6. Talking iron supplements with Sue Sylvester at the market

7. Hollywood people who wear Scottish kilts to Starbucks

8. Hot is Coco Chanel-tattooed film director mothers, directing in Hollywood in French

9. Heirloom Tomatoes at The Beverly Hills Chiffon Cafe

10. Cowboy mullet country music culture with Billy Ray Cyrus

Because words are just that unless grounded in concrete solutions, where young people can safely walk. Here’s my favorite Hollywood pic today. Not a Hollywood star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - a legacy of history it is an iconic landmark of America everyone should be on and walk, at least once – but a concrete contractors symbol of pride with John McNamee‘s mark of quality, stamped into his labor.

John is so proud of his work in the West Hollywood community, he even reflects his own name back in his moniker above. That’s good concrete. Good stuff! Between Obama and McNamee is found two solid views of where America needs to be in this moment. I’m definitely, more towards John McNamee’s positioning in the US than the inspiring words pathway. But, who knows, like every American person, I too hope to get there and be in the future too.  Lol!

~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.26.11~



Words and symbols – a creative post: As I blog in Hollywood today, and look at the 13 leaves on this olive branch or the 13 arrows in the Eagles claws, or the 13 stars arranged in the Star of David formation at Hayim Solomon‘s request from US history - knowing that I love the no.12 much better personally, but still looking anyway at this Great Seal of the USA where 13 is a very significant number for America, (an 13 is a rugby football player’s jersey in New Zealand or ‘a baker’s dozen’ if cooking in the kitchen); the security guard sitting beside me who works for Disney and Selena Gomez is yakking (chatting) to a buddy over coffee.

His tales talk of Selena Gomez wanting security measures ramped up, because ‘supposedly’ she’s dating Justin Bieber now. Therefore he bemoans the fact that his job has just got more complicated. Only in Hollywood would your local cafe be filled with such cafe talk, or would teenagers control the life patterns, working patterns of fully grown, mature adults. This is a surreal town and kids that sell are taken seriously and matter. Spanning centuries now, then …

Contrasting or reflecting some philosophical thinkers of America and Aotearoa New Zealand’s thoughts and written words, a century or so after they wrote them is always a fun thing to do. You learn a lot about leadership in trying times of duress. Here’s a cross-cultural example of this spanning history from Hollywood today.

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.–Benjamin Franklin

Te kai-pupuri ra. I a Kenana e hu ae. The keeper. Will arise from Canaan.– .


A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.–Ben Franklin.

Tiwha tiwha te pō. Ko te Pakerewhā. Ko Arikirangi tenei ra te haere nei. Dark, dark is the night. There is the Pakerewhā. There is Arikirangi to come–Toiroa Ikariki prophesying the birth of Te Kooti and the arrival of the Pakeha to Aotearoa.

A penny saved is a penny earned.–Ben Franklin.

Te taha wairua tera (the open spiritual aspect)–Te Kooti’s aesthetic of inclusion, to remain open spiritually, irrespective of capitol gain.

A place for everything, everything in its place.–Ben Franklin.

Tera te ahi te ka mai ra. Kei nuku-wai. Na to Runga rawa koe i tahu mai. Kia mihi atu au. There the fire glows. Across the vast waters. It was kindled by your Hand alone. It is there I cast my thoughts.–Te Kooti reflecting the words of John Divine, spoken 300 years prior.

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.–Ben Franklin.

“He had this thing with God”–Te Whiu Maraki speaking to Rua as the-key-keeper of spiritual legacies handed down in The Spirit. “Yet dare the scorn their acts awake in more enlightened days.”–the words of Hare Hongi remembered in Hollywood in his literary poem Justice, Liberty Fraternity. The whole poem is a beautiful piece of literature, most New Zealanders have never seen, heard of or read. Barely anyone even knows this poem ever was written or exists in histories past canon of literary gate keeping. It fascinates me we had Maori writers this deep and skilled –so many years ago. Their kupu (words) are like hidden cultural treasure.

Hare Hongi’s words follow in this image too –

Te Kooti’s handwriting–

American-Maori writers teach us, if you want to be remembered and affect change –always write history down. At best, ‘we are prophesy written down, becoming flesh.’

~With thanks to Judith Binney. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.14.11~



As Angelina Jolie gets to play Cleopatra in 3D for Sony Pictures as the Egyptian queen in a biopic, based on Stacy Schiff‘s biography Queen Of The Nile, Cleopatra: A Life. Director Scott Rudin declares that the as yet unmade film focuses on Cleopatra as a great ruler. I’m sure Angelina will be as classy as a flemish bunny’s hat like her kids Maddox, Pax and Zahara Jolie-Pitt are too when keeping the world fair.

In your own words as a global audience – here’s what you’re searching for in Hollywood on Horiwood.Com in an age where digital transparency exists whether we acknowledge this fact or not. Trending topics of interest today are:

elizabeth edwards 64
kim kardashian 38
megan fox 35
amber portwood 32
natalie portman 27
alex meraz 17
elizabeth edwards will 15
jason davis 13
nicole fox 13
ryan seacrest julianne hough 12
lady gaga and rolling stone 11
simon baker 11
katy perry 9
sean penn natalie portman 8
jason davis heir 7
sean penn 7
tom hardy 7
wall street journal jerry brown 6
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Clint Eastwood wears his hat on the inside.

Picture from the blog My President can totally beat up your President. Lol!

Night and day people from 50 nations search Horiwood.Com for topics and people that interest them in Hollywood entertainment news. I like this section of the blog because it’s when you write it. Your words are special. Thanks for sharing them with US. Sneak peak trending key words you wrote that search engines directed this way are:

kim kardashian 454
valerie bertinelli people magazine bikini 204
amber portwood 42
megan fox 37
kimora lee simmons 19
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Tired of seeing the world billion twice on the main paper of America today? I know I am when 15% of Americans are looking for work, the word ‘billion’ is a little salty to the walking wounded. Of those 15% out of work, an invisible 30% are also affected supporting the 15% to be doing their best. But hey – the word billion is supposed to cut the mustard as a relevant and impressive word.

Oh well, salt is good sometimes. Bring it on? Or get real and drop it, when only .02% of anyone pertain to that one largely irrelevant word?

Just a thought.

It’s one of those words designed to increase ‘rats’ running around and round on that imaginary tread mill wheel, that doesn’t really exist in reality for the majority. A real billionaire is like Johnny Depp in that Pirates of The Caribbean film franchise.

They’re like Jack Sparrow, or a modern day pirate, in a suit or Harvard loafers and hoodies too to keep it ‘real’ Read the rest of this entry »