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Raffi LidoRoiz


Saint Cloud, MN, USA
male, age 71
committed relationship
Speaks: latin, japanese, english, some Spanish, swedish, portuguese
Joined Dec 15, 2008

The Lido Shuffle

Mother's Day Tribute-EG TAVIS

In tribute to E. Gloria Tavis -political warrior and champion for cats everywhere-
pioneer of TNR and spay/neuter in South Florida-
lost to me Nov. 25, 2006
Pompano Beach, Fl.

Cat Mom

C. R. A Lido

Kittens melt in her hands
like snowflakes
succumbing to sincerity
fitting into the cup
of love she holds
out to them
peering over the edge
they recognize their safety
returning it with the compliment
of their trust.

And her teachings
go out like the mail
stamped from the heart
tenderness and tenderness
again and common sense
-she tells them
and care and care some more
but most of all
don't let that mathematical equation
begin to run loose

stop the kittens
before they start
then you will only have to
hold the ones
you have room for
and no more

In her next life
she will surely

be a cat.

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The great Paul Robeson murdered by the Cia. His death was directly attributable to the CIA mind control that was used on him.

Date: Mon, 3 May 1999 11:13:37 -0400
Sender: Forum on Labor in the Global Economy
From: Charles Brown
Subject: More Evidence CIA poisoned Paul Robeson

Did the CIA Poison Paul Robeson? Counterpunch, 1 April 1999

Paul Robeson, the black actor, singer, and political radical, may have been a victim of CIA chemist Sidney Gottlieb’s MK-ULTRA program. In our last issue we noted Gottlieb’s death and outlined his career of infamy. In the spring of 1961, Robeson planned to visit Havana, Cuba to meet with Fidel Castro and Che Guevara. The trip never came off because Robeson fell ill in Moscow, where he had gone to give several lectures and concerts. At the time it was reported that Robeson had suffered a heart attack. But in fact Robeson had slashed his wrists in a suicide attempt after suffering hallucinations and severe depression. The symptoms came on following a suprise party thrown for him at his Moscow hotel.

Robeson’s son, Paul Robeson, Jr., has investigated his father’s illness for more than 30 years. He believes that his father was slipped a synthetic hallucinogen called BZ by US intelligence operatives at the party in Moscow. The party was hosted by anti-Soviet dissidents funded by the CIA.

Robeson Jr. visited his father in the hospital the day after the suicide attempt. Robeson told his son that he felt extreme paranoia and thought that the walls of the room were moving. He said he had locked himself in his bedroom and was overcome by a powerful sense of emptiness and depression before he tried to take his own life.

Robeson left Moscow for London, where he was admitted to Priory Hospital. There he was turned over to psychiatrists who forced him to endure 54 electro-shock treatments. At the time, electro-shock, in combination with psycho-active drugs, was a favored technique of CIA behavior modification. It turned out that the doctors treating Robeson in London and, later, in New York were CIA contractors.

The timing of Robeson’s trip to Cuba was certainly a crucial factor. Three weeks after the Moscow party, the CIA launched its disastrous invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs. It’s impossible to overstate Robeson’s stature at the time and his threat to the America government as a black radical. Through the 1950s Robson commanded worldwide attention and esteem. He was the Nelson Mandela and Muhammad Ali of his time. He spoke more than twenty languages, including Russian, Chinese and several African languages. Robeson was also on close terms with Nehru, Jomo Kenyatta and other Third World leaders. His embrace of Castro in Havana would have seriously undermined US efforts to overthrow the new Cuban government.

Another pressing concern for the US government at the time was Robeson’s announced intentions to return to the United States and assume a leading role in the emerging civil rights movement. Like the family of Martin Luther King, Robeson had been under official survelleince for decades. As early as 1935, British intelligence had been looking at Robeson’s activities. In 1943, the Office of Strategic Services, World War II predecessor to the CIA, opened a file on him. In 1947, Robeson was nearly killed in a car crash. It later turned out that the left wheel of the car had been monkey-wrenched. In the 1950s, Robeson was targeted by Senator Joseph McCarthy’s anti-communist hearings. The campaign effectively sabotaged his acting and singing career in the states.

Robeson never recovered from the drugging and the follow-up treatments from CIA-linked doctors and shrinks. He died in 1977. Robeson, Jr. has beem pushing the US to release classified documents regarding his father. He has already unearthed some damning stuff, including an FBI status of health report on Robeson created in April of 1961. The fact that such a file was opened at all is sinister in itself, Robeson recently told the London Sunday Times. It indicates a degree of prior knowledge that something was about to happen to him.

Robeson’s case has chilling parallels to the fate of another black man who was slipped CIA-concocted hallucinogens, Sgt. James Thornwell. Thornwell was a US Army sergeant working in a NATO office in Orleans, France, in 1961 (the same year Robeson was drugged), when he came under suspicion of having stolen documents. Thornwell, who maintained his innocence, was interrogated, hypnotized and harassed by US intelligence officers.

When he persisted in proclaiming his innocence, Thornwell was secretly given LSD for several days by his interrogators, during which time he was forced to undergo aggressive questioning, replete with racial slurs and threats. At one point, the CIA men threatened to extend the [hallucinatory ] state indefinitely, even to a point of permanent insanity. The agents apparently consummated their promise. Thornwell experienced a irreversible mental crisis. He eventually committed suicide at his Maryland home. There was never any evidence that he had anything to do with the missing NATO papers.

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Little Mu 2  


Sabra Mu left me on the 10th of December. He will be loved forever. Nine years he spent with me. Nine years I will always treasure. My precious boy-

"Good night, sweet Prince and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest."

Rafael Apollo wrote:
Nine Lives Nine Years

I remember -you descended on this place
like an aero squadron
with your manic tour jetes
and oh so frantic ballets

How a gangly kitten kid
could overnight
become a chiseled feline
sculpture breathtaking
to behold
elegant, stately fine

Outside it was all your domain
the squirrels, laughed, though
when you jousted with them
they always won the skirmish

We thought you won the war
and what a war it was
but, alas, you came to me
by way of the stars
and back you went

when they called you
my surly boy
good and graceful exit, though
somewhat refined, dignified

Nine years you carried me
A long journey
full of quiet and endless days
cat-a tonic - sometimes I hardly moved
but you inspired me

you would not take no
for an answer. When I refused
to go further-you pushed me until I did.

What a breathless ride, Sabra,
sabotaging me with your light switch tricks
while I was in the shower
your mad love affair with water
and all your myriad mischief

I, for my part,
will always treasure
your love, devotion
and lack of patience
your voracious appetite

and we will, indeed,
meet again at the rainbow bridge

Over the rainbow now,
 sweet boy and to a
well deserved final bow
We part too quickly
but I will keep
the door open
to my heart

for the next big boy
to walk through
and when I look into his eyes
I will know I am reunited

with you.



I spent the day quietly remembering Nancy-a  light featured and elegant woman with a hint of southern accent who was outrageously boisterous and hilarious-and drove like a NASCAR racer.

I looked around my nicely done apartment and realized that nearly everything here was chosen or gotten by her with me in tow. She had exquisite taste and really knew her way around interior design.

I remembered that we went down to the city gardens and when the swings at the park were squeaking she went and got some WD 40 out of the trunk of the car and oiled them...

I remembered her great heart and love for animals and that, she, many times, had gotten out of a sick bed to take me somewhere and the day we stood at the gardens on a high wooden balcony and looked out at the trees and the river and she told me she would never leave me.

I hoped she would live forever-but at the end she was crumbling-the lion that she was was fading and the great roar was growing fainter. I tried not to see it. Or to know it.

Mu, and even the day itself- silent and reflective- seems to know that there has been the passing of a great, gallant, notorious and stunningly remarkable lady.

The world will be a much quieter place now without her powerful voice, warmth and sweeping generosity. There was, and could only be, one Nancy.


Where I had none-Nancy gave me definition.
She lifted me up from my reverie and gave me some reason to celebrate life.
She would never take no for an answer and she bullied me into my existence.
There is no one that will ever be Nancy but I know she would not want me to mourn and
fall into sadness -she would expect nothing less from me than persistence and
continuation-and determination to overcome my amputation from myself.
I used to believe I was a stranger in my own life-Nancy introduced me to me
and I am no longer wary of the face I see in the mirror.
Nancy-I will cherish every moment and all the laughter and remember it
all with love!

Co Host Tag-Beautiful from Deb  

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File:Paul Robeson 1942.jpg
The great Paul Robeson murdered by the Cia. His death was directly attributable to the CIA mind control that was used on him.

A snagged Blinkie  



Imagine there's no heaven

It's easy if you try

No hell below us

Above us only sky

Imagine all the people
Living for today...

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

Benazir Bhutto- murdered because she knew that Bin Ladin was dead in 2001-Commemorating a fearless and beautiful champion. Murdered Dec 27, 2007.

The Tyger

Tyger! Tyger! Burning bright,
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder, and what art,
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand? And what dread feet?

What the hammer? What the chain?
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? What dread grasp
Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

When the stars threw down their spears,
And water'd heaven with their tears,
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

William Blake

To grasp the full significance of life is the actor's duty, to interpret it is his problem, and to express it his dedication.
Marlon Brando

Important Snow Leopard Alert

Dear Sabra Mu,

For the past few months we have all been following the snow leopards living in the South Gobi near our new long-term study site. Thanks to photo trap cameras and GPS collars we have been learning a great deal about where the cats go and how they live their lives. We recently learned the grim challenges faced by the cats as well. It is with heavy heart that I write to inform you that the snow leopard named Longtail (known as Bayartai in Mongolian), was killed by a herder defending his livestock. This has come as a terrible shock and our entire team is devoted to learning the details of this unfortunate event. We will be making regular updates available on our website and blog. Please understand that it takes time to fully investigate and understand what happened.

We first met Longtail when he was captured on film by hidden trap cameras over the summer of 2008. On September 14, 2008, he was fitted with a radio collar and we had the privilege of following his wide-ranging movements through Mongolia's Tost Mountains for nearly 4 months. The information gained from Longtail and the other cats is invaluable as we work to develop programs that will ensure the survival of these beautiful animals. The loss of Longtail is a sad reminder of the hard work that remains and adds urgency to our efforts to involve more communities in Mongolia and other range countries in our conservation efforts. We know snow leopards face similar threats every day across their range and we pledge to continue our efforts to bring safety to more cats as quickly as possible.

In the coming days, many of your questions will be addressed through our website and blog. If you have other questions you are welcome to contact us about Longtail by writing to Thank you for your support through this entire project. I truly hope that together we can help prevent the loss of the other snow leopards still surviving in the Tost mountains and beyond.


Brad Rutherford
ecutive Director

Cheetah Conservation Fund:

Remembering the innocent :
Tatiana -murdered in cold blood -Christmas 2007 at the San Francisco Zoo.

Beautiful Asian Leopard Cat-my Sabra Mu's other wildest  half-

The not so common-common leopard

Borneo Clouded Leopard

The extraordinary Amur Leopard is heading for extinction. Most people do not even know of this rare creature. The Amur tiger and leopard are some of the most endangered big cats in the world today. Visit the ALTA site for an education in the wonders of this magnificent creature.

                 In honour of Christian

In honour of my beautiful half-Florida Panther Sabra Mu One-mascot of my restaurant and keeper of my heart.                 

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Joined Dec 15, 2008 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Meeting Friends, Support a Cause 
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Groups (APPPN) A Petition Posting & Peoples Network, (MCIF) Multi-Cultural Interfaith Forum, (PBS) Public Broadcasting Service, 9/11 CONSPIRACY ! ! !, ANIMCORD: Would you like to save abandoned animals?, American Coyote Awareness, An Orchid in Australia, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Animal Petitions, Animal story's, Backyard Birds, Big Cat Rescue, Tampa FL, CARTOONS LOVERS, CHEROKEE PLACE OF PEACE more »
Hometown Beverly, MA. 
Homepage http://
Birthday Oct 16, 1947  
About Me I have been in animal rights all my life. My mother was a very integral rights activist and she brought me into it. Wrote poetry for animal rights and against vivisection and worked with big cats in Florida at exotic wildlife refuge. We had a shelter at home for several domestic cats. Constitutional analyst and radio personality and I was involved in politics for over 40 years. My organization People For Sovereignty and Restoration was a legislative watchdog. Then I was hit by a severe set-back. I am battered case who has been chased from Florida to Minnesota by a jealous husband-he was jealous of my cats. He killed them all and left me for dead. As a result I am greatly handicapped so everything I do now has to be done from the house. I cannot drive because of trauma and have mini-strokes but I am here to do what I can. I am working with several wildlife sites and try to assist as much as possible. I live for animals. They need all the help they can get.
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Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Moderate
Wild Fact About Me I have worked with wolves, foxes, lions, tigers and leopards. I feed ten squirrels. My mother and I set up the first spay-neuter booth at the Fort Lauderdale cat show when it opened. I am a prodigious autistic and it was my cats that drew me out of a closeted state into the world.
My Philosophy Do the impossible and after you finish that do it better.
What Gives Me Hope That there are so many people around the world who are extending their hearts and hands to animals everywhere. As much as they are under seige-they are equally and infinitely loved.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Is to put in place any law that would protect and assist animals. Anything that would change the cruelty laws and strengthen them in favor of the animals.
What/who changed my life and why Marlon Brando. We were friends for the better part of my life. We had a great deal in common as activists. Before Marlon was ever an actor-he was a tireless fighter for rights for Native Americans, those unfairly treated and a great animal lover.
Quotation The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be lighted. Plutarch
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