Inspired By OM

I see you there talking

you speak loud so all can hear

yet when it is my turn to speak

you quietly disappear

how dare you ignore me

how dare you shun me

how dare you use the words I write

you do this all in spite

in spite of the friendship that could be built

bury that knife of neglect to the hilt

my heart can take it

but soon enough another will read me, will share me

soon enough another will give me wind and you will see

that while you passed me over and did not share me

I was still able to be free

And at that time I will leave you

I tell you know so you will know

It was not for what I did not read but what you did not show

What it takes

In an attempt to not be the spam blogger but also find a balance with what I share the line has become very clear. So here I am sharing with you what it takes to get a rise out of me. What you need to have in order for me to like something, reblog something, comment on something.

Liking something.
I find it fun to like things. Even things that I know bother me but the fact that someone put it up and caused my brain to think about it, no matter how much I hate it or love it. I will like it. Posts that make me think are fun to run into. But that is as far as I will go. I will like it because it made me think.

Commenting on something

I comment on things when I feel strongly about the topic. When I want to bring attention to something or when I feel that there has been a violation. It does not matter to me that I may offend, insult, or basically make someone cry. I could care less. I am commenting my opinion and my thoughts from the research that I have done throughout my life. I do not apologize for what anyone else thinks about the words that I type. I work with words daily, in my writing, in my teaching, in my life. Which is why looking back through my posts I tell people to read, reread, and then read again to what I stated, as to often than not the misunderstanding is that the individual did not read or did not comprehend my words.  But back to the topic at hand. I comment on things that draw me in. And no, it does not have to be words. Pictures, video, heck even a good title has gotten me to read it and make a comment.


I reblog friends that talk to me. That means if we interact with comments the more that I will reblog you. I do not reblog everything as there would be not much time for my own posts to get noticed. I do reblog others more than some but this is due to the fact that some people post more blogs and make a larger signal. But still there must be that line of communication for me to reblog. If we have talked if we have even crossed paths on a post somewhere and started to follow the chances are I will reblog your stuff. Talking helps folks.

Do I expect you to reblog me. I would like it, to that extent I will not lie. But no it is not an expectation. Still the more I reblog someone I do hope they take notice of it and decide that some of my works deserve the notice to be reblogged, commented on and liked. On an interesting topic, my words are mine and if I insult you, treat you like crap, or all in all tell you to fuck off, it is not the responsibility of the post hoster, if I am doing a guest post, or mine. Should you know me then you would understand that I do not insult, treat people like crap, or tell people to fuck off unless they deserve it. And nothing is more deserving than talking BS, trying to tell me or anyone else to change the way they behave because it offends your sensibilities.
When it comes to comments on faith, spirituality, religious matters, I default to my atheistic position. Bring me proof, verifiable, falsifiable, and testable by anyone, anywhere in the world.

When it comes to science, medicine, engineering, theoretical or not, bring me recent published papers from peer reviewed magazines.

If it is just a discussion you want then that is fine. And the final note, just because I do not agree with you is not the reason that I may insult you. Agreement or disagreement on a topic is not enough. So think clearly and post clearly. It is the only way we can keep blogs from degrading to the twitter world where everyone just starts spamming and following for the simple fact of getting more views.

Getting followers is nice but if you have 10000 followers but only 10 views per day, then there is something wrong.

By, Jin OkuboBookCoverImage

Author of Love

The paperbacks are here

They were a hard two weeks. But I feel that I blew through them in style. I took a short trip and when I returned I was so happy to see the big brown package shoved carelessly in my mail slot. I knew what the package was and I knew that I wanted to savour the moment. I didn’t of course. Like a poor child with a free piece of candy I tore into the package. There was no savouring just the utter joy of adrenaline coursing through my system as I got closer and closer to the core.
The books are of course my first two books.
God Life without Religion and Amber Light Memories .
So now what? You may be asking. So you got paper copies how will that help the fact that you have still only sold five books. How is it any of this going to make a difference considering that Big names like J.K. Rowling has entered into the once safe zone of the Indie writer. Well the fact of the matter it will still be the uphill climb that I have been doing. I will still pluck away trying to get people to read my book. Yes I do not have a follow-ship in my books. Heck the first one is my memoirs, which most people would only think about writing when their famous. Or at least in-famous.
I am neither famous nor infamous, Most of you would probably not know me from the person sitting near you at the Denny’s. And I have to admit stepping into my head is a dangerous endeavour, that has to be taken slowly and with great skill. I do not write fantasy and fiction books for the weak of mind. And yes as I keep editing and editing and re-working my words can be read by the lower echelon of society. There lies my point. I write as an Indie writer because  I love to write. I open my head to tear our thoughts faster than my poor fingers can type. And reading my books is like pushing a screwdriver into your skull. You don’t know why you are doing it or what made you pick up the habit but there you are non-the-less. The funny thing is when you get through the ordeal of reading my work and see the other side. You few who are brave, You few who are smart enough to see past the layers may just learn something new.
Expect the paper backs of my books at an Amazon near you.

The Pope Proves my point
As I awoke this morning I poured my coffee and did my usual routine. This was of course without  its ups and downs. I had spent the night proofing and my eyes still felt tired. But the day must go on and so I got up.  As a usual adult I like to read the news for the tiny bits of information that they post throughout product placement or one sided media pandering.
Though I must say today was a big step. This step was more a call for the return of the old way. For as we stand on the brink of actually achieving fair and equal rights for all in the USA the church sought to stop it. As women may finally receive the fair and equal treatment that they deserve the church sought to stop it. Well in a sense the church has always been against women. They would like anyone to believe that they are of peace and love. Yet there is only the rhetoric of hatred as it has been for centuries. Be like us or die so you can go burn in hell.
Well I though why not read past the headline maybe the Pope had come to his senses being a cross-dresser himself.  Well the whole catholic clergy are nice cross-dressers and the higher you go up the church ladder the fancier your robes get. They are like the popular girls in high school if they were not such sad hate filled individuals.
There was the pope all the way in the Vatican city where it is a crime to talk bad about the church. Remind you of anywhere else that claims a religion of peace and still stones people (cough cough ~Iran, middle east).
No honest.
An Italian comic has been arrested countless times for speaking up against the church. Then again you would figure that in a place like the Vatican atheist or anyone not catholic would basically not want to be there. Kind of like Mecca for Islam.  Yet that is detracting from the point of today.

Today the pope stated to the the US Bishops that they must step up their fight against the rights of gays and lesbians. He clearly sees no problem with denying the rights of noble individuals who have caused no harm to him or anyone else. This kind of hatred is is common in religious history so it should not surprise any of us that the church would hold strong to their preachings of hatred. Though he clearly blamed the social and economical problems on the fact that we do not live a catholic way of life. You know persecution, burnings, letting priest rape little boys. The basics. And after all it is a clear fact that all bankers are gay and lesbian activist who want to tear down the economy and just make life a living hell. I mean come on the fact that there were two wars a housing market collapse and banks basically raped the government with the bullshit that is to big to fail. But the Pope clearly stated that nope it was not the real life factors that are causing the social and economical problems. It is gays and Lesbians.
Let us not forget Ms Sandra Fluke and the other women who deserve equal healthcare. For the Pope a man who has denied himself sex except with little alter boys. For a man who refuses to touch women out of preference or maybe he was born that way. My bet is that he was born that way as was I born my way. The problem is not that women need equal and fair healthcare. No the problem is that people in the USA need to learn the value of chastity.
Yes if we all followed the value of chastity the need for fair and equal healthcare would not be around. Though would that not be living in a one religion only country. Following the rules where killing people and just brutal ways of punishment are acceptable being the new way of life. I for one enjoy the fact of what is Freedom.
Freedom to follow my dream. Freedom to be happy as long as I follow the law. Freedom from oppression that the religious fanatics offer. And most important the freedom of fair and equal treatment under the law for everyone regardless of creed, colour, gender, or religious beliefs.
That is what this is about people. Do not let this clearly closeted homosexual push the hand to take away the freedoms that we have. Do not let the child molesting advocate Pope deny the rights that all women deserve. For it is not a fight about religious freedom but that of the church not wanting to follow the laws when they run a business. For them it is about getting more money in the coffers and if they can get their way endorsed then they get more money.

My Book

I have decided to change the cover of my book. I am also lowering the price. I want to see if the new cover and the lower price will promote it a bit better. There are two things that I worry about in today’s market.
First of all are we turning into a society of only looks where the people who are good at what they do or even have a valid point must fight tooth and nail against the crap that is out there merely because they put a shiny new cover on something.
Along with that for analytical discussion is price a barrier that can be overcome or is it really important to some people.
The reason for this is due to the fact that people are willing to pick up a book to read for fun and to get away at a drop of the hat. I have nothing against those kinds of books. I am in the process of proofing a fantasy novel that I have been working on. What I am concerned about is that people are less likely to read a book if it promotes conflict or forces them to think and want to discuss a topic that is hard for people to bring up. Just as my bi-sexual nature was hard the first time that I stated it out loud. I found that it was easier as I became more accepting of my own nature. This is not to say that there is no need for concern in what we talk about. Though we should be brave to tread into new ground and see if we agree with the argument or if we will shrink from the discussion.
My books tend to be for women’s rights and for the civil rights of all individuals. I hope that they will promote people to stand with women fighting for equality rather than sitting back and simply stating that there is nothing that can be done.

Egypt may just be the first sign

We have seen throughout the times that religion oppresses women in not so good ways. We are seeing it in the USA with the denial of equal health treatment for women by religious employers. Not churches actual business who can say look my faith says women do not get fair treatment. This is what Fox News and most republicans want to stand for. Why because it makes their religious backers happy. The United States Government was not founded on religious freedom for all until the day comes to treat people equally at the workplace then it is force to follow the religious doctrine or find a new job.
Is that the way we would like to live where business can be exempt from the laws on account of religion. I for one say no.
Now we see Egyptian women running the risk of losing their basic human rights because Islam is standing up and stating hey you are a woman and my ideas of law (Shariah Law) states you have no place in society and must stay indoors until a man gives you permission to do something. If you do not listen then we stone you.
Is that what is waiting for the USA in this next course of elections. Will you vote for religious hatred and oppression or will you stand by our freedoms and say women have rights too.
Keep your religion out of my life is not a hard thing to ask and it is not that hard to abide by. You have yuor beliefs and I have mine.
Let’s not stop our support for equal human rights for all no matter the faith and especially no matter the gender. Women are equal in every way as men are.

Women’s Rights and should government step in

There are many people who would put the rights of a religion in front of the rights of other people. There are even many an American who will put religion in the face of other’s civil liberties. We see this clearly in the way that gay and lesbian couples are denied marriage rights. We see this again on how we view people from other religions when we talk about being religious.
Though where do you stand when people ask you about the rights of women. Most would say that they are not into oppression of women but follow it up with the government should have no say in a persons religious affiliation. People argue back and forth about religion in schools those for it are for prayer in school as long as it is the faith they are following. Those against it get demonized in order to make the point that these people are anti-American. As if having religious affiliation being a requirement to American status. Though if it was passed as a bill there is pretty much a guarantee that it would pass into law. Considering the common action by politicians to stand in support of religious doctrine rather than oppose it.
This is mostly due to the fact that a politician can not turn up the chance to please the voting population and most would adhere to one religion or another. Though our opinions on religion tend to differ there is the main point that all tend to stand for. We all believe in the rights of the individual in one sense or another. There were the civil rights fighters of the 50’s and 60’s. Though it is much clearer to stand for the rights of an oppressed people that we can see it is less likely that we would stand for the same rights of a people we do not see or can not readily accept.
This is due to the fact that most would put faith in their own religious leader as following the tenements of love and peace that their religion so often preaches. Though they would also follow behind the easy scapegoat that they are merely adhering to the law of god.
Well this does not sit well with me as it should not sit well with you. Where in the Constitution does it state that there is freedom for some? There are the people out there that can barely read and still they stand by the side of freedom for some and rights for those like me.
Though there are many things wrong with religion currently we have seen the worse part of it showing up in the USA. For a country that prides itself on freedoms becoming like Iran is a dam shame and I think we are still in the time where we can move to stop it. This can be seen with the national health plan and more over this can be seen with women being allowed the medical care they are in need of or they prefer regardless of religion.

Yet here again the religious leaders are standing up and saying NO.
Religious leaders are standing up and saying that they will not treat women equally. Which is all and good when you are talking about people’s right to believe anything they want. The point that churches and religious organizations want you to forget about is the fact that they are no longer a church or religious organization when they start to be a business that employs people of all faiths and backgrounds. A business needs to follow the rules set by law on what a business organization can provide and what it must under law allow all of its employees to have. I am pretty sure that the same Christians and Catholics leading the charge would be shouting religious freedom if it was an Islamic person suing them for the right to pray at work. Since in Islam you are required to pray throughout the day. Yet they tend to leave out facts that will cloud the thinking of the people with truth.
1. Women have rights as American citizens.
2. No employer has the right to deny American citizens equal rights that others must provide.
3. No matter what your religious affiliation you can not deny people the right to health care because it goes against your wishes when they do not follow your faith.
4. When you start making money as a business and have employees hired and take the status of a business then you must abide by the law of the land.

Religions tend to hold dear to the fact that they can thumb their noses at the law and cry religious freedom when people try to get them to follow the laws that we must all follow. But where is their moral high ground when they deny the rights of women. Where in their eyes people who are not of their faith are seen as second class humans. More importantly where do we draw the line? Must we wait until each of us is forced to perform religious ceremonies that are not of our faith as a Jewish group is trying to force a politician in the east coast. Must we allow people like Rush Limbaugh to poison the airwaves with hate speech in the name of religion. Yes I know that Rush is a shock jock. He makes money by getting people to listen to what outrageous claim he tends to make. And for the most part I find him laughable and tune in to his show to get a chuckle here and again. But to here how he talks of women who want health care coverage for contraception is beneath the lowest bigot. Yet he is allowed on the air because he stands with the religious groups who want to keep oppressing women. He is allow to call women of all faiths who use contraception whores and how he calls for them to be forced to make porn to allow us to get our money back for supplying them what normal business who are not religiously affiliated provide naturally.
Yet I expect this kind of hatred to come from religious organizations. I have seen it all my life and finally broke and had to speak about it.
I am Omar Pina Pena
I am Bisexual
I am for the rights of every individual.
I am for the stopping of religious hatred towards everyday people.
I do hope that you stand with me in saying enough is enough.
I would not treat my own mother this shamefully so why should I allow other women to be treated like this.

Get a copy of my new book in support of women’s rights.