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"Our Society is suffering from a kind of mental cancer,based in a wide-spread cult of violence. As long as this situation prevails, I can see no hope for peace on earth. To cure this rampant ill, enough insightful and motivated people will have to network tirelessly to raise the level of awareness among the rest of the population. Collectively they must challenge and fight the dominating short term profit interests that dictate most of the destructive influences of today's mass media and some other businesses. The proliferation of models of violence via media and business must come to an end. One way to achieve this may be by widespread boycotting of TV-programs, TV-channels, and movie theatres showing violence. A new kind of global education will be necessary, based in human and spiritual values, and not confined to the traditional classroom format. What is required is the expansion of consciousness through holistic awareness education and research, with a spiritual - but not religious- base."
- Jens Jerndal (firstname.lastname@example.org) holistic thinker and futurist. Sent by Lisa Swagemakers (email@example.com ) who wrote: "I copied this text from a book of Jens Jerndale, the book you wrote about - CRACKING THE RAINBOW CODE. It is fascinating.
"Do not believe in what you have heard; do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations; do not believe anything because it is rumored and spoken of by many; do not believe merely because the written statements of some old sage are produced; do not believe in conjectures; do not believe in that as a truth to which you have become attached by habit; do not believe merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. After observation and analysis, when it agrees with reason and is conductive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it."
- Gautama Buddha some 2600 years ago
"Over recent years, statistical survey research has found in the USA that 72% believe the government is not telling the truth about UFO's, 56% believe that intelligent life exists on other worlds, 34% believe in UFO's, and 6% of reported they personally knew others who had encountered extraterrestrials. (These numbers are typically within +/-3% to +/-4% margin of error.) Humans who continue on Earth will need new ways of conducting themselves in awakened community and will need to consider the guidance and counsel of others who are familiar with such extraordinary changes to a planetary system. Individuals conducting themselves within a spiritually informed context and in connection to higher self and Creator will be open to many new avenues to existence. Within such a context, it will be then possible to develop new ways of providing for material needs as well. As part of the larger ascension process, there will be some humans who will emerge in a partly ascended state. They will be in a position to provide guidance to others. However, most humans have limited awareness and require something dramatic to open their doors of perception, otherwise they cannot discern truth from falsehood. Contact with ETs or other aspects of our greater selves who are truly in higher service can play a positive role toward helping humans grow into a larger spiritual awareness. Public
contact cannot be postponed simply due to the problems of a limited human awareness and corruption of human society. The return of light and the ascension process is what matters most. Lastly, I would not rule out the possibility of humans offered protective shelter aboard the vessels of some ETs prior to major planetary changes. Perhaps even returning to the surface when the planet settles into a new dynamic. Food for thought."
"Messengers of the light have told you about those who act in darkness so as to help you break any hold they may have in your lives and beliefs, and the same information will be revealed to the public to serve in that same way. As those truths come forth incrementally, please help others understand that they need not condone any action that causes atrocities and agony, but the light in forgiveness will serve all of you far, far better than the negativity of demanding punishment for the perpetrators. A part of third density mentality is the refusal to forgive individuals who are considered "evil," and it isn't consciously known that as equal parts of God, every soul in this universe is eternally interconnected with all others, or that the darkness in any one dims the collective light in the "universal heart," or that one's own light is dimmed by judgment and condemnation of those who are bereft of light. Individuals acting with dark intent don't remember that when Earth life ends, every soul will have to review every minute of itnot only watching everything they did throughout the lifetime, but feeling every emotion exactly as it was felt by every person whose life they touched in any way. The next lifetime of those ones who are lost in darkness will be a hell of their own creationa punishment, if you will, that is far more severe than any you could ever conceiveand until they accept the light constantly beamed into those dense placements where their lifetime energy output consigned them, there they will remain. "
Visionary Event ~ Sourcing a super connected world http://www.visioningtheworld.com/visionary-event.html
Calling all cosmicious mega players! You're invited to a visionary celebration on Feb. 20th ... the Visionary Network's 'Wowing Our World' megavent! -- The Visionary Network has hosted loads of visionary events over the past decade, all with the purpose of transforming our world. On February 20th, 2010 we'll be hosting our next one, inspired by the movie Avatar, called 'I See You ... A Brilliant World Revealed.' It's purpose ... to source a super connected world, where everyone is seen, brilliance is ignited in all and our connection to Life sources and connects us all. Creating a Global Wave of Super Connection. Following here are details for events, celebrations, parties, teleconferences and consciousness link-ups around the world that will have us co-create a global wave of super connection. (...) Join our Global Consciousness Link-ups on the mega airwaves from wherever you are! If you're not able to join us physically at one of our events around the world, then join in from your own home by linking with all those who share your passion for a super connected world. Here are the global consciousness connection times with instructions following below:
2. Join us on the consciousness airwaves on Saturday, February 20th for our first link-up: Times: 1 pm UK, 8 am Eastern, 5 am Pacific, 9 pm Singapore, Midnight Melbourne, 2 am New Zealand. Check other times HERE
3. Join us on the consciousness airwaves on Saturday, February 20th for our second link-up: Times: Saturday 5 pm UK, Noon Eastern, 9 am Pacific -- Sunday 1 am Singapore, 4 am Melbourne, 6 am New Zealand. Check other times HERE
To join in on the mega airwaves, simply close your eyes and connect to the zinging fields of potential, creation and limitless possibility. To really get in the zing, seek an ecstatic, exhilarating relationship with something you love. Now once you're zinging, super connect to all of us all over the world doing the same at the same time. Call the enchanting, exhilarating field of Life super present to connect us all brilliantly all round the world. And then do whatever is yours uniquely to do ... add your magic to the mix and zing up a super connected world with us. Normally our consciousness link-ups last from 2-5 min., but you'll know when the energy is zinging and complete! If you'd like to let us know afterwards what you experienced, email Soleir at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to hear all about it.
Sourcing a Super Connected World http://www.wowingourworld.com/super-connected-world.html
A Super Connected World... Where Life streams and flows through every cell... Where we honour the world and the force that drives the cosmoses... Where we dance with creation and love all that we are and do! Watching the movie Avatar brought up a collective remembrance of living connected with all of Life! The movie's director, James Cameron, said at the Golden Globe Awards, "Avatar asks us to see that everything is connected, all human beings to each other and us to the Earth. If you have to go 4.5 light years to a made up planet to appreciate this miracle of a world we have right here, well you know what, that's the wonder of cinema. That's the magic!"Watch this music video with Leona Lewis singing 'I See You' from the movie to see exactly what he's referring to ...
I see you by Leona Lewis - Avec sous titre français - voir la version anglaise d'abord! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCmCGnpVu_4
While some people may have walked away from this movie wishing longingly for a world like this, the Visionary Network players walked away saying 'Why not! And why not now!" And so we began our creation for a global wave of super connection to totally transform our world into one in which ...* we celebrate and invigorate the delicious beauty and wondrous creations of our gorgeous planet,* we see one another, beyond the personality / persona, into the true magnificence and brilliance that lies within every single being,* we honour our relationship to the whole of Life in every form and our place in the cosmos and* perhaps most importantly, we each stay connected to our own true self and to the thriving, pulsing fields of limitless creation, potential and possibilities that soar all around us!Join us, the Visionary Network, and passionate people from around the world in February as we source a super connected world together. Join in on our ...
Robin Hood Tax (Feb 9, 2010) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYtNwmXKIvM
Campaign video by Richard Curtis and Bill Nighy, about the Robin Hood Tax, a tiny tax on bank transactions that could raise hundreds of billions for public services and to tackle poverty and climate change at home and around the world. Add your own voice to the campaign at http://www.robinhoodtax.org
WHOEVER CAME UP WITH THIS IS REALLY GOOD.. !!!
Just put your mouse on almost any city anywhere in the world and the newspaper headlines pop up... Double click and the page gets larger....you can read the entire paper on some if you click on the right place. You can spend forever here ! http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/flash/ Also, if you look at the European papers, the far left side of Germany will pop up as The Stars & Stripes (European edition, of course).. AND, this site changes every day with the publication of new editions of the paper. To access all 738 front pages and a website link to each newspaper go HERE
Hollywood Insiders http://www.hollywoodinsiders.net/
Hollywood Insiders is a documentary series focusing on Illuminati and Freemasonic influence and symbolism in Hollywood. Illuminati Esotera (released Jan. 31st, 2010) exposes one of the Illuminatis most closely guarded secrets, body transformation. It also examines Steve Jacksons cardgame Illuminati: The Game of Conspiracy, along with George Lucas and his Jedi. Finally, it reveals the specifics of magic, ritual, demons, and Satanism. MORE details HERE
9 11 Video Clips that they Rather Not Show You HQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xvnyak9bS9I&NR=1
A few excerpts of live television coverage of the events on September 11, 2001. It was clearly a hoax, as many people around the world now believe. These clips are from a 2-hour dvd available at the website http://www.MaeBrussell.com. There are dozens of indications 9/11/01 wasn't what the Bush Administration and Obama Administration want you to believe.
Food Matters Official Trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4DOQ6Xhqss "Let thy Food be thy Medicine and thy Medicine be thy Food." -- Hippocrates - That's the message from the founding father of modern medicine echoed in the controversial new documentary film 'Food Matters' from first-time Producer-Directors James Colqhuoun and Laurentine ten Bosch. "With nutritionally-depleted foods, chemical additives and our tendency to rely upon pharmaceutical drugs to treat what's wrong with our malnourished bodies, it's no wonder that modern society is getting sicker. 'Food Matters' sets about uncovering the trillion dollar worldwide "Sickness Industry" and giving people some scientifically verifiable solutions for curing disease naturally." - James -- And in what promises to be the most contentious idea put forward, the filmmakers have interviewed several world leaders in nutrition and natural healing who claim that not only are we harming our bodies with improper nutrition, but that the right kind of foods, supplements and detoxification can be used to treat chronic illnesses as fatal as terminally diagnosed cancer.'Food Matters' is to be launched globally via the Internet using full screen video technology. The film's official website can be found at http://www.foodmatters.tv - Much more in the similar videos section on the right.
EU biofuels target will starve the poor, says anti-poverty group (February 16, 2010) http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0216-biofuels.html
The European Union's biofuel targets could starve up to 100 million people, warns a report from an anti-poverty charity. ActionAid estimates the E.U.'s plan to source 10 percent of transport fuels from biofuels would increase competition for agricultural lands, spurring a sharp rise in food prices. Dearer food would disproportionally affect the world's poorest people. "Biofuels are conservatively estimated to have been responsible for at least 30% of the global food price spike in 2008," states Meals per gallon. "It was estimated in 2008 that the food crisis had already pushed a further 100 million people into poverty and driven about 30 million more people into hunger." "If all global biofuel targets are met, it is predicted that food prices could rise by up to an additional 76% by 2020. An estimated 600 million extra people may be hungry because of industrial biofuels by this date." Beyond food scarcity concerns, ActionAid says biofuel targets will increase conflict over land and exacerbate environmental problems. "The scale of the current land grab is astonishing," the report states. In just five African countries, 1.1 million hectares have been given over to industrial biofuels an area the size of Belgium... EU companies have already acquired or requested at least five million hectares of land for industrial biofuels in developing countries an area greater than the size of Denmark." The report argues that cropland expansion (17.5 million hectares will be needed in developing countries to meet the E.U.'s 10 percent target) will come at the expense of tropical forests and peatlands, worsening climate change. "[Industrial biofuels] are the least cost-effective way of saving GHG emissions compared to other uses of the feedstock (the crops that go to make biofuel)," states the report. "Industrial biofuels are therefore a red herring in the fight against climate change, and will compound hunger and poverty for the poor in the future." CLIP Take action on biofuels
A Hole in Mars http://www.brera.mi.astro.it/apod/ap070528.html
Black spots have been discovered on Mars that are so dark that nothing inside can be seen. Quite possibly, the spots are entrances to deep underground caves capable of protecting Martian life, were it to exist.
Time of Radical Shift: A Look into the Coming Cycle - Recommended by a couple subscribers http://www.ashtarcommandcrew.net/forum/topics/time-of-radical-shift-a-look
(...) Collectively, while the forces of corruption and manipulation may attempt to control the course of events, they are bound to disintegrate. Scandals will continue to hit the news Natural events will continue to shake the earth. At worst, a war may break during summer 2010 or later because dramatic changes can spur fear and conflict... But it does not have to go that way; we are creators of our own destiny in the midst of the given circumstances.
3 wonderfully inspiring songs available as free download http://www.hereiihere.com/freesongs.html
HERE II HERE is an intoxicating Conscious Pop music group of five experienced entertainers dedicated to creating powerfully infectious mainstream songs that promote a peaceful planet. Driven by their signature rhythmic blend of tribal pop, illuminated rock, and soul-inspired R&B harmonies, HERE II HEREs music penetrates audiences straight into the heart with moving, innovative lyrics of peace, awareness, connection, laughter, and of course divine love. Visit http://www.hereiihere.com/ and http://www.youtube.com/HereIIHere for more! You are invited to attend the San Diego World Premiere of
HERE II HERE "LIVE" @ World Beat Center Saturday, February 20th, 2010 San Diego (Balboa Park) California
Streamed "LIVE" on One World TV http://www.worldbeatcenter.org starting at 8 pm Pacific time.
Join the world in WWF's Earth Hour http://earthhour.wwf.org.uk/
Be part of this fantastic global event and show world leaders theres still a job to be done on tackling climate change. Feel the excitement of linking up with one billion people across the planet by switching off your lights for one hour at 8.30pm on 27 March... So many of you told us you loved Earth Hour last year because its a great way to focus attention on climate change and climate change is something that affects everyone, and almost every species, on Earth. Help support people and wildlife threatened by climate change. Jean, show you care about our planet and be part of something world-changing and fun sign up for WWFs Earth Hour 2010. We need you (and your lightswitch) on 27 March at 8.30pm...
The Richest 1% Have Captured America's Wealth -- What's It Going to Take to Get It Back? (February 17, 2010) http://www.alternet.org/economy/145705/the_richest_1%25_have_captured_america's_wealth_--_what's_it_going_to_take_to_get_it_back?page=entire
This is Part II of David DeGraw's report, "The Economic Elite vs. People of the USA." Click here for Part I. -- The U.S. already had the highest inequality of wealth in the industrialized world prior to the financial crisis -- and it's gotten even worse. -- As a record amount of U.S. citizens are struggling to get by, many of the largest corporations are experiencing record-breaking profits, and CEOs are receiving record-breaking bonuses. How could this be happening, how did we get to this point?The Economic Elite have escalated their attack on U.S. workers over the past few years; however, this attack began to build intensity in the 1970s. In 1970, CEOs made $25 for every $1 the average worker made. Due to technological advancements, production and profit levels exploded from 1970 - 2000. With the lion's share of increased profits going to the CEO's, this pay ratio dramatically rose to $90 for CEOs to $1 for the average worker.As ridiculous as that seems, an in-depth study in 2004 on the explosion of CEO pay revealed that, including stock options and other benefits, CEO pay is more accurately $500 to $1.Paul Buchheit, from DePaul University, revealed, "From 1980 to 2006 the richest 1% of America tripled their after-tax percentage of our nation's total income, while the bottom 90% have seen their share drop over 20%." Robert Freeman added, "Between 2002 and 2006, it was even worse: an astounding three-quarters of all the economy's growth was captured by the top 1%."Due to this, the United States already had the highest inequality of wealth in the industrialized world prior to the financial crisis. Since the crisis, which has hit the average worker much harder than CEOs, the gap between the top one percent and the remaining 99% of the US population has grown to a record high. The economic top one percent of the population now owns over 70% of all financial assets, an all time record. As mentioned before, just look at the first full year of the crisis when workers lost an average of 25 percent off their 401k. During the same time period, the wealth of the 400 richest Americans increased by $30 billion, bringing their total combined wealth to $1.57 trillion, which is more than the combined net worth of 50% of the US population. Just to make this point clear, 400 people have more wealth than 155 million people combined. Meanwhile, 2009 was a record-breaking year for Wall Street bonuses, as firms issued $150 billion to their executives. 100% of these bonuses are a direct result of our tax dollars, so if we used this money to create jobs, instead of giving them to a handful of top executives, we could have paid an annual salary of $30,000 to 5 million people. CLIP
Millions more US children in poverty (13 January 2010) http://wsws.org/articles/2010/jan2010/pove-j13.shtml
The Great Recession of 2008 and 2009 has spread poverty to millions more US children, according to a recent report by the Brookings Institute. The report, The Effects of the Recession on Child Poverty, estimates that a large number of states witnessed marked increases in child poverty in 2009.In 2008, one in five US children under age 18 lived in families below the official poverty level, according to Census Bureau data released in September 2009. The figure now is significantly higher, according to Brookings researcher Julia B. Isaacs. The census poverty statistics for 2008 lag considerably behind current economic conditions, Isaacs writes. Job losses and wage reductions occurring in 2009 were obviously not captured. In addition, many adverse events in 2008 were only partially captured.The reports estimates are based on the rapid increase in the use of food stamps, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which is taken as a fairly accurate predictor of poverty growth. Between August 2008 and August 2009, food stamp use increased by a staggering 24 percent, and monthly caseloads increased by 7 millionfrom 29.5 million to 36.5 million peoplea 24 percent increase. This extraordinary increase means that roughly 3.4 million more children were receiving SNAP benefits in August 2009 than a year earlier, according to Isaacs. CLIP
Majority of US children suffer chronic health conditions, study says (18 February 2010) http://www.wsws.org/articles/2010/feb2010/kids-f18.shtml
More than half of all US children will suffer from chronic health conditions during their childhood, according to a new study whose findings were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on February 17. The study paints a portrait of an essentially unhealthy child population and also suggests a rapid deterioration in childhood health over the past two decades. Common conditions include obesity, asthma, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), diabetes, and allergic conditions. While the study did not attempt to isolate causes for the growth of these conditions, their links to poverty and other environmental factors have been well established. This is just another study emphasizing what many already knew. And, if we dont eradicate the root causes, such as bad eating and little exercise, well continue to see a lot more morbidity in children, said study author Dr. Jeanne Van Cleave, a pediatrician with MassGeneral Hospital for Children in Boston. Im seeing more and more kids with high cholesterol and insulin resistance that already have blood vessel damage in them. Theyre already like a 45-year-old in terms of blood vessel health. We need a basic change in how we live and how we eat. Prevention is key. (...) Research suggests that children who receive access to quality health care can have their conditions resolved.(...) But high quality health care is available to a relatively small number of US children. As of 2007, there were 8.7 million children in the US with no health insurance whatsoever, according to Families USA, and the number is almost certainly far higher now. Many millions more have only limited access to health care due to inadequate insurance coverage.The Obama administrations health care overhaul has dropped all pretense that it will aim to expand coverage to the millions without insurance. Its overriding focusdriving down costs while protecting the profits of the major industry playershas come into the open. In a recent interview with Business Week, Obama explained that the health care reform was conceptualized as a system that is not a drag on business.Children will bear a disproportionate burden in the cost-cutting drive.
Texas gov. candidate questions any US role in 9/11 (February 12, 2010) http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/11/AR2010021103713.html
AUSTIN, Texas -- A Republican gubernatorial candidate said Thursday she has questions about whether the U.S. government was involved in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks - a statement she swiftly backed away from and one that drew immediate criticism from her better-known rivals in the race. Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison dismissed the comments made by Debra Medina on the Glenn Beck Show that there were "some very good arguments" that the U.S. was involved in bringing down the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. "I don't have all of the evidence there, Glenn," Medina said. "I think some very good questions have been raised. In that regard there's some very good arguments and I think the American people have not seen all the evidence there." Medina later released a statement saying she did not believe the government was involved in the attacks. CLIP
The Media Response to the Growing Influence of the 9/11 Truth Movement. Part II: A Survey of Attitude Change in 2009-2010 By Elizabeth Woodworth (February 15, 2010) http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=17624
Abstract - In the past year, in response to emerging independent science on the 9/11 attacks, nine corporate, seven public, and two independent media outlets aired analytic programs investigating the official account. Increasingly, the issue is treated as a scientific controversy worthy of debate, rather than as a "conspiracy theory" ignoring science and common sense. This essay presents these media analyses in the form of 18 case studies. Eight countries Britain, Canada, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and Russia have allowed their publicly-owned broadcasting stations to air the full spectrum of evidence challenging the truth of the official account of 9/11. This more open approach taken in the international media (I could also have included the Japanese media) might be a sign that worldwide public and corporate media organizations are positioning themselves, and preparing their audiences, for a possible revelation of the truth of the claim that forces within the US government were complicit in the attacks a revelation that would call into question the publicly given rationale for the military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. The evidence now being explored in the international media may pave the way for the US media to take an in-depth look at the implications of what is now known about 9/11, and to re-examine the country's foreign and domestic policies in the light of this knowledge. CLIP - LONG and comprehensive article showing that the logjam of US media cover up - and crass complicity! - in this crime of high treason might be about to burst... HERE is a telling quote: "According to a June 2009 statement by Britain's prestigious Institute of Nanotechnology, the Harrit study "provides indisputable evidence that a highly engineered explosive called nano-thermite was found in the dust of all three buildings that came down on 9/11 2001 in New York city. [sic] This advanced explosive incorporating nanotechnology is only available to sophisticated military labs."
Cheney Admits to War Crimes, Media Yawns, Obama Turns the Other Cheek (15 February 201) http://www.truthout.org/cheney-admits-war-crimes-media-yawns-obama-turns-other-cheek56924
Dick Cheney is a sadist. On Sunday, in an exclusive interview with Jonathan Karl of ABC News' "This Week," Cheney proclaimed his love of torture, derided the Obama administration for outlawing the practice, and admitted that the Bush White House ordered Justice Department attorneys to fix the law around the administration's policy interests."I was a big supporter of waterboarding," Cheney told Karl, as if he were issuing a challenge to officials in the current administration, including President Barack Obama, who said flatly last year that waterboarding is torture, to take action against him. "I was a big supporter of the enhanced interrogation techniques..." The former vice president's declaration closely follows admissions he made in December 2008, about a month before the Bush administration exited the White House, when he said he personally authorized the torture of 33 suspected terrorist detainees and approved the waterboarding of three so-called high-value prisoners.I signed off on it; others did, as well, too, Cheney said in an interview with the right-wing Washington Times about the waterboarding, a drowning technique where a person is strapped to a board, his face covered with a cloth and then water is poured over it. It is a torture technique dating back at least to the Spanish Inquisition. The US has long treated waterboarding as a war crime and has prosecuted Japanese soldiers for using it against US troops during World War II. And Ronald Reagan's Justice Department prosecuted a Texas sheriff and three deputies for using the practice to get confessions.
(...) Bush's Key Line of Defense Destroyed - Those statements, both on Sunday and in his December 2008 interview with Karl, destroys a key line in the Bush administration's defense against war crimes charges. For years, Cheney and other Bush administration officials pinned their defense on the fact that they had received legal advice from Justice Department lawyers that the brutal interrogations of war on terror detainees did not constitute torture or violate other laws of war. Cheney's statements, however, would suggest that the lawyers were colluding with administration officials in setting policy, rather than providing objective legal analysis.
(...) The most senior Bush administration officials repeatedly discussed and approved specific details of exactly how high-value al-Qaeda suspects would be interrogated by the CIA, ABC News reported at the time, citing unnamed sources."The high-level discussions about these enhanced interrogation techniques were so detailed, these sources said, some of the interrogation sessions were almost choreographed down to the number of times CIA agents could use a specific tactic."These top advisers signed off on how the CIA would interrogate top al-Qaeda suspects whether they would be slapped, pushed, deprived of sleep or subjected to simulated drowning, called waterboarding," according to unnamed sources quoted by ABC News.
(...) Obama Turns A Blind Eye to Crimes - Under the United Nations Convention Against Torture, the treatment of Mohamed and the clear record that the Bush administration used waterboarding and other brutal techniques to extract information from detainees should have triggered the United States to conduct a full investigation and to prosecute the offenders. In the case of the US's refusal to do so, other nations would be obligated to act under the principle of universality.However, instead of living up to that treaty commitment, the Obama administration has time and again resisted calls for government investigations and has gone to court to block lawsuits that demand release of torture evidence or seek civil penalties against officials implicated in the torture. CLIP
Dont Call It the Global Arms Trade (February 16, 2010) http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175207/tomgram:_frida_berrigan,_pimping_weapons_to_the_world/
On the relatively rare occasions when the media turns its attention to U.S. weapons sales abroad and shines its not-so-bright spotlight on the latest set of facts and figures, it invariably speaks of the global arms trade.Lets consider that label for a moment, word by word:*It is global, since there are few places on the planet that lie beyond the reach of the weapons industry.*Arms sounds so old-fashioned and anodyne when what were talking about is advanced technology designed to kill and maim.*And trade suggests a give and take among many parties when, if were looking at the figures for that trade in a clear-eyed way, there is really just one seller and so many buyers.How about updating it this way: the global weapons monopoly.In 2008, according to an authoritative report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS), $55.2 billion in weapons deals were concluded worldwide. Of that total, the United States was responsible for $37.8 billion in weapons sales agreements, or 68.4% of the total trade. Some of these agreements were long-term ones and did not result in 2008 deliveries of weapons systems, but these latest figures are a good gauge of the global appetite for weapons. It doesnt take a PhD in economics to recognize that, when one nation accounts for nearly 70% of weapons sales, the term global arms trade doesnt quite cut it.
(...) Other bonanzas on the horizon? Brazil wants new fighter planes and Boeing is battling a French company for the contract in a deal that could be worth a whopping $7 billion. India, once a major arms buyer from the Soviet Union, is now another big buy-American customer, with Boeing and Lockheed Martin vying to equip its air force with new fighter planes in deals that Boeing estimates may reach $11 billion.Such deals are staggering. They contribute more bang and blast to a world already bristling with particularly lethal weaponry. They are a striking American success story in a time filled with failures. Put in the lurid but everyday terms of a nation weaned on reality television, the Pentagon is pimping for the U.S. weapons industry. The weapons industry, for its part, is a pusher for every kind of lethal technology. The two of them together are working to ensure that more of the same will flow out of the U.S. in ever easier and more lucrative ways. Global arms trade? Send that one back to the Department of Euphemisms. Pimps and pushers with a lucrative global monopoly on a killing drug -- maybe thats the language we need. And maybe, just maybe, its time to launch a war on weapons.
U.S.: Nuke Plants Back in Vogue, as Climate Bill Stalls (Feb 16, 2010) http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=50356
WASHINGTON, (IPS) - After decades of debate, the United States is poised to build its first new nuclear reactors since the early 1970s.Speaking at a job training centre northeast of Washington Tuesday, President Barack Obama announced the federal government would underwrite the construction of two new reactors to be built in Georgia. The loan guarantee will be for 8.3 billion dollars, meaning a sizable percentage of the reactors' 8.8 billion price tag will be put up by the government and absorbed by it, were Southern Company, the energy firm building the plants, to default. This investment in nuclear power is not unexpected and has two main objectives in addition to addressing the omnipresent objective of job creation. Obama hopes recharging the country's nuclear industry will help usher in an era of cleaner energy and help build a bridge between those, including the president, who want Congress to pass significant climate change legislation and those, mainly Republicans, who do not. "Even though weve not broken ground on a new power plant new nuclear plant in 30 years, nuclear energy remains our largest source of fuel that produces no carbon emissions. To meet our growing energy needs and prevent the worst consequences of climate change, we'll need to increase our supply of nuclear power. It's that simple," Obama said Tuesday. He said that one of the new plants would produce 16 million fewer tonnes of carbon pollution a year when compared to a similar coal plant. "That's like taking 3.5 million cars off the road," he said. Obama admitted, however, that the environmental benefits of nuclear power were not that clear cut. But he seemed willing to accept the scepticism of environmentalists for what he saw as the clean energy advantages of nuclear both emissions-wise and politically.
(...) The last time a nuclear power plant was completed in the U.S. was in the early 1970s. Plans for reactors that had been approved after 1973 were subsequently cancelled and many partly-built facilities were abandoned following the 1979 accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear facility outside Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, which released radioactive gases into the air after a partial core meltdown. Tuesday, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu explained that nuclear technology has come a long way since then and that the new reactors were part of a new, safer generation. "If you lose control, it will not melt down," he said. Regulators must still approve the proposed plants for licensing before construction can go forward. Most environmental groups were not pleased by the news. Nuclear, they felt, is hardly clean. "We need to prioritise the cleanest, cheapest, safest, and fastest ways to reduce emissions and nuclear power is neither clean, cheap, nor fast, nor safe," said Sierra Club executive director Carl Pope. He was particularly critical of the way the loans put "taxpayers on the hook for billions, particularly when the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office puts the risk of default at over 50 percent." Chu disputed the 50 percent number. The biggest environmental problem regarding nuclear power is the safe storage of the waste the reactors produce. The Obama administration has shut down longstanding plans to bury such waste in Nevada's Yucca Mountain. Last month, they set up a "blue-ribbon commission" to look into possible storage solutions. Obama recognises the problems. "Now, none of this is to say that there aren't some serious drawbacks with respect to nuclear energy that have to be addressed. As the CEOs standing behind me will tell you, nuclear power generates waste, and we need to accelerate our efforts to find ways of storing this waste safely and disposing of it," he said. Without a plan for dealing with the highly contentious problem of radioactive waste, though, Obama's loan plan only addresses the very first of many hurdles to his proposed new generation of nuclear.
On the Front Lines of the Climate Change Movement: Mike Roselle Draws a Line (17 February 2010) http://www.truthout.org/on-front-lines-climate-change-movement-mike-roselle-draws-a-line56965
The beard is graying. The hair is clipped military-short. He is a large man, oddly shaped, like a cross between a grizzly and a javelina. It's Roselle, of course, Mike Roselle - the outside agitator. He and a fellow activist have just spread an anti-coal banner in front of a growling bulldozer in West Virginia on a cold February morning in 2009. He's in this icy and unforgiving land to oppose a brutal mining operation and will soon be arrested for trespassing. Massey Energy, the target of Roselle's protest, is the fourth largest coal extractor in the United States, mining nearly 40 million tons of coal in Kentucky, West Virginia and Tennessee each year. The arrest was nothing new for Roselle, who cut his teeth in direct action environmental campaigns decades earlier as a co-founder of Earth First!, top campaigner for Greenpeace US and later as the wit behind the tenacious Ruckus Society. Unlike most mainstream environmentalists, you are not likely to see Roselle sporting a suit and lobbying Washington insiders on the intricacies of mining laws - you are more apt to see this self-proclaimed lowbagger (one who lives light on the land, works to protect it and has few possessions to show for their hard work) engaged in direct, but nonviolent, confrontations with the forces of industrialization, using tactics honed during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. And his dissent in West Virginia is more than justified. The mountaintops of the Appalachia region, from Tennessee up to the heart of West Virginia, are being ravaged by the coal industry - an industry that cares little about the welfare of communities or the land that it is chewing up and spitting out with its grotesque mining operations. The debris from the mining pits, often 500 feet deep, produce toxic waste that is then dumped in nearby valleys, polluting rivers and poisoning local communities downstream. Currently, no state or federal agencies are tracking the cumulative effect of the aptly named "mountaintop removal," where entire peaks are being blown apart with explosives, only to expose tiny seams of the precious black rock.On December 22, 2008, a coal slurry impoundment at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Kingston coal fired power plant in Harriman, Tennessee, spilled more than 500 million gallons of toxic coal ash into the Tennessee River. The epic spill was over 40 times larger than the Exxon Valdez in Alaska. Approximately 525 million gallons of black coal ash flowed into tributaries of the murky Tennessee River - the water supply for Chattanooga and millions of people living downstream in the states of Alabama and neighboring Kentucky. The true costs - environmental and social - of the spill are still not known. As a result of the ongoing destruction of this forgotten region of Appalachia, Roselle and others affiliated with his latest group, Climate Ground Zero, have set up shop and vow not to end their actions until this mining practice has been outlawed. But the West Virginia media, long in the pockets of Big Coal, has not depicted Roselle as a nonviolent activist who has been pushed to act because his conscience has forced him to. On the contrary, Roselle has been portrayed as a potential eco-terrorist and a threat, not only to jobs in the region, but to human life as well. CLIP
Bill Gates: ban coal and invest in clean energy technology (February 12, 2010) http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0212-gates.html
The planet needs "energy miracles" to overcome the dual challenges of meeting energy demand and addressing climate change, said Microsoft founder Bill Gates during a speech Friday at the TED Conference in Long Beach, California. "What we're going to have to do at a global scale is create a new system," Gates said. "So we need energy miracles." Just weeks after his foundation pledged $10 billion for vaccine research and distribution, Gates said finding cheap and clean energy sources should be a higher priority than creating new vaccines and improving farming techniques. Gates said the world needs to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2050 and suggested researchers spent the next 20 years developing new technologies and the follow 20 years implementing them. He said coal and natural gas should be phased out by 2050 and touted carbon capture and storage technology and wind, solar photovoltaic and solar thermal, and nuclear power. According to CNN Gates focused on reprocessing reactor waste into clean energy. "A molecule of uranium has a million times more energy than a molecule of coal," he noted. "In terms of fuel, [spent uranium fuel rods] really solves the problem." Gates estimated that spent fuel rods in the U.S. could power the country for 100 years. He added that filtering uranium from seawater could be a huge energy source.
Chinese farming practices are acidifying soils (February 11, 2010) http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0211-hance_acidsoils.html
A new study in Science shows that farming practices in China are acidifying the nation's soils and threatening long term productivity at a time when food concerns worldwide have never been higher. The culprit is the increasing use of nitrogen fertilizer. "Chinese agriculture has intensified greatly since the early 1980s on a limited land area with large inputs of chemical fertilizers and other resources," the authors note, pointing out that nitrogen fertilizer consumption in China reached 32.6 million tons in 2007, an increase of 191 percent over 1981 levels. "The rates of [nitrogen] applied in some regions are extraordinarily high as compared with those of North America and Europe. (..) In some select areas "soils are approaching pH values at which potentially toxic metals such as Al and manganese (Mn) could be mobilized," the authors write, concluding that "overall, anthropogenic acidification driven by [nitrogen] fertilization is at least 10 to 100 times greater than that associated with acid rain." The study comes just a few days after China released a national pollution survey which revealed a surprisingly high link between water pollution and agricultural practices, such as overuse of fertilizer and pesticides. The survey found that 43 percent of the nation's extensive water pollution problem could be linked directly to agriculture. (...) CLIP
China is polluted: first national survey paints disturbing picture (February 09, 2010) http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0209-hance_chinapollution.html
The first ever national survey of pollution in China shows a nation that has paid for its economic growth in environmental pollution. Measuring nearly six million sources of pollution in China, experts say that in 2007 alone the nation dumped 30.3 million metric tons of pollutants into its water. Doubling official government figures, these measurements included for the first time chemical wastes from agricultural fertilizers and pesticides, which many environmentalists say farmers in China systematically overuse. In fact, one of the surprises was the amount of pollution stemming from agriculture, including accounting for 243 million tons of livestock feces and 163 million tons of livestock urine. According to the report 43 percent of the nation's chemical oxygen demand (COD)a standard way to measure water pollutioncomes from agricultural practices. Before this, the Agriculture Ministry has successfully barred China from releasing figures on agricultural pollution. The discharge of industrial solid waste was 49 million metric tons in 2007, over three times original government reports. In the same year 23.2 million tons of sulfur dioxide, nearly 18 million tons of nitrogen oxides, and 11 million tons of soot were emitted into the air. China has estimated that its waterways have the natural capacity to safely absorb 7 million metric tons of pollutants every year. China is currently the world's top emitter in greenhouse gases, only recently supplanting the United States.
Iceland leads world on environmental issues, but China, US, and Canada plummet (January 27, 2010) http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0127-hance_epi.html
Evaluating 163 nations on their environmental performance, the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) has named Iceland the most environmental nation. Released every two years, the EPI also found that the world's two largest super-powersChina and the UShave both fallen behind on confronting environmental challenges. Despite being at the top of the list, Iceland continues to face criticism from environmentalists for its resumption of commercial whaling and single-handily blocking an international ban on deep-sea trawling, a fishing-method that tears up the sea floor, drastically impacting marine life and ecosystems. The EPI looks at ten different environmental categories for each nation, including environmental health, air quality, water resource management, biodiversity and habitat, forestry, fisheries, agriculture, and climate change. Iceland won top place for its work on environmental public health, combating greenhouse gas emissions, and reforestation. Other European nationsSwitzerland (2nd), Sweden (4th) and Norway (5th)also took top places, while Costa Rica (3rd) was the highest non-European nation. Poverty stricken nations with little-to-no-environmental policy took the bottom five places: in descending order, Togo, Angola, Mauritania, the Central African Republic, and lastly Sierra Leone. The United States was 61st on the list, plunging twenty-two places from 2008, largely due to the super-powers failure to deal with greenhouse gas emissions as well as air pollution problems in certain areas. The United States is soundly beaten by other industrialized nations, such as France (7th), the United Kingdom (14th), Germany (17th), and Japan (20th). Both Cuba (9th) and Colombia (10th) also far outrank the United States. However, the ranking does not take into account the first year of the Obama Administration, which has had varying success on climate change, since the ranking takes into account data from pre-2009. The US' neighbor to the north, Canada, also took a big plunge, falling from 12th place to 46th. Canada has come under increasing criticism for its stagnant climate change policies and its tar sands industry. China tumbled, as well, over the past two years: falling 16 places. Coming in at number 121, China faces huge pollution problems due to rapid and largely unregulated industrialization. The EPI is created by experts from Yale and Colombia University.
Humans push half of the world's primates toward extinction, lemurs in particular trouble (February 18, 2010) http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0218-hance_primates.html
Experts release list of the world's top 25 most endangered primates. -- Of the known 634 primate species in the world 48 percent are currently threatened with extinction, making mankind's closes relatives one of the most endangered animal groups in the world.. In order to bring awareness to the desperate state of primates, a new report by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature highlights twenty-five primates in the most need of rapid conservation action. "This report makes for very alarming reading and it underlines the extent of the danger facing many of the worlds primates," says report editor Dr Christoph Schwitzer, advisor to the IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group and Head of Research at the Bristol Conservation and Science Foundation. "We hope it will be effective in drawing attention to the plight of each of the 25 species included. Support and action to help save these species is vital if we are to avoid losing these wonderful animals forever." Compiled by 85 experts the report, entitled Primates in Peril: The Worlds 25 Most Endangered Primates, 20082010, includes six primates from Africa, eleven from Asia, three from Central and South America, and five from the island of Madagascar. The fact that one-fifth of the primates on the list are from Madagascar is noteworthy since the country is currently undergoing a logging and bushmeat crisis, largely unreported by the mainstream media. After a government coup in March of last year, Madagascar's world-renowned national parks were infiltrated by illegal loggers. Tens of thousands of hectares have been impacted and the resulting instability has caused a boom in lemur bushmeat hunting, where the rare animals are killed and then sold as meat in restaurants. All of Madagascar's primates on the list are lemurs: the greater bamboo lemur, the gray-headed lemur, Sclater's black lemur, northern sportive lemur, and the silky sifaka. The northern sportive lemur (Lepilemur septentrionalis) is the worst-off with a population estimated at less than 100. As the crisis continues, it is difficult to know just how these lemurs are faring amid the plunder. CLIP
Coup leaders sell out Madagascar's forests, people (01/27/2010) http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0127-madagascar.html
Madagascar is renowned for its biological richness. Located off the eastern coast of southern Africa and slightly larger than California, the island has an eclectic collection of plants and animals, more than 80 percent of which are found nowhere else in the world. But Madagascar's biological bounty has been under siege for nearly a year in the aftermath of a political crisis which saw its president chased into exile at gunpoint; a collapse in its civil service, including its park management system; and evaporation of donor funds which provide half the government's annual budget. In the absence of governance, organized gangs ransacked the island's biological treasures, including precious hardwoods and endangered lemurs from protected rainforests, and frightened away tourists, who provide a critical economic incentive for conservation. Now, as the coup leaders take an increasingly active role in the plunder as a means to finance an upcoming election they hope will legitimize their power grab, the question becomes whether Madagascars once highly regarded conservation system can be restored and maintained.
Date: 15 Feb 2010
From: "Alice Jay - Avaaz.org (email@example.com)
Subject: Stop Uganda's Gay Death Penalty - momentum building!
Uganda's parliament is set to pass a law that punishes gay people with prison or death -- let's raise massive global outcry to stop this brutal bill:
Wow - 260,000 signatures in the last few days and climbing fast, and Ugandan advocates will deliver the petition to parliament this week! Let's build a massive global outcry -- full email is below, forward it on to everyone so we can build a tidal wave of pressure!
Ugandas parliament is preparing to pass a brutal new law that would punish gay people with prison -- even death.
Initial international criticism drove the President to call for a review. But after a well-funded and vicious lobbying effort by extremists, the bill looks set to be passed -- threatening widespread persecution and bloodshed.
Opposition to the bill is rising, including from the Anglican church. Ugandan gay rights advocate Frank Mugisha writes, This law will put us in serious danger. Please, sign the petition and tell others to stand with us if theres a huge global response, our government will see that Uganda will be internationally isolated by the proposed law, and strike it down.
With the decision expected in days, only an irresistible wave of worldwide pressure will be enough to save Frank's life and many others. Lets build a huge petition to stop the gay death law -- click here to take action, then forward this email:
The petition will be delivered to President Museveni and the parliament at the end of this week by top Ugandan civil society and Church leaders. Pro-death penalty advocates have also planned a march this week, so our voices need to be louder than theirs!
The bill proposes life imprisonment for anyone convicted of having same-sex relations and imposes the death penalty for serial offenders. NGOs working to prevent the spread of HIV could be imprisoned for up to 7 years for promoting homosexuality. Even members of the public face up to three years in jail if they fail to report homosexual activity to the police within 24 hours!
The bills advocates claim that it defends national culture, but its strongest critics come from within Uganda. The Reverend Canon Gideon Byamugisha is one of many whos written to us he says,
It is violating our cultures, traditions and religious values that teach against intolerance, injustice, hatred and violence. We need laws to protect people -- not ones that will humiliate, ridicule, persecute and kill them en masse.
By rejecting this dangerous bill and supporting the breadth of opposition to it, we can help set a crucial precedent. Lets build massive support for Ugandas human rights defenders, and save lives by stopping this bill -- sign now here, then tell friends and family:
Gulf of Aden Stargate: Deliriously Imaginative Hoax or Stunning Global Cover up?... or Both!
You decide... Another excellent exercise in developing our discernment skills and seeking within as Matthew reiterates in his latest message (see below) instead of relying on outside commentators to form our opinion. As you watch this video - if you have time to go through this long interview - pay attention to the little nudges you'll get from within that may alert you about whether you are being taken for a ride or whether this guy is for real. I won't tell you what I think... Go within! It's fun! Everyone is here to learn. Don't deny yourself this exhilarating opportunity! And then see also Matthew's perspective on this in his latest message - but preferably only after watching this and forming your own opinion... ;-)
Project Camelot interviews Aaron McCollum (Jan 27, 2010) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22S2TNMf8v4
Aaron McCollum is a third generation member of Project Talent, the MKUltra program used to develop psychic warriors and supersoldiers by the secret government. He is coming forward to speak about the Stargate in the Gulf of Aden and the information he is getting in this regard from secret sources, his own intuition and his conclusions based upon research. Aaron reveals what he feels is happening in the Gulf of Aden and tells a bit about his own history with the U.S. Coast Guard and his involvement in false-flag top secret missions and special assignments for the secret government. Full transcript at http://projectcamelot.org/lang/en/aaron_mccollum_interview_en.html
New thought provoking interview from Project Camelot http://www.bluestarprophecy.com/forum/general-discussion/new-thought-provoking-interview-from-project-camelot/
(...) Richard Rowell: Hey Aaron thanks for your courageous video interview with Kerry Cassidy! I noticed that the large magnitude earthquake in Haiti occurred on January 12, 2010 could this have been the false-flag you alluded to in the interview, that did not include the Gulf of Aden? Or do you think we are now just as likely to have another false-flag domestically or in Yemen?
Aaron McCollum: What we didn't have time to cover is that I just based on my knowledge and experience with two secret bases in the Caribbean that yes the Earthquake was a False Flag. But indirectly related to the Stargate. Haiti is now under Operation Spyglass which is a "harvesting" of humans for several reasons. I know this because I was part of that operation in related to Project Talent and Project Seagate. CLIP
Yemen STARGATE opening 1/5/2010.... World forcing UFO disclosure http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_JLM8ZVjcQ
There are hundreds of Warships in the Gulf Of Aden right now. They are surrounding an open StarGate in the Sea. Seven miles deep within the sea below the Aden Stargate is an awakening sentient consciousness creation with extraordinary capacity to assist in bringing peace to the world. The Secret Scientists are monitoring these anomalies and they report to Military Leaders there is nothing that can stop them. All Planets in our Solar System and our Sun are showing transformational changes in composition and magnetics. All 'Ancient-and-New Grids' are activating and will shortly demonstrate an unbelievable power by generating a 5D Crystalline and Electromagnetic shield/Firmament around the Planet and a horizontal force field that will make aggressive use of weapons impossible. CLIP
AND FOR SOME COMMON SENSE INFO ON THE REAL PIRACY THREAT THERE AND THE RELATIVELY SMALL SIZE (24 ships) OF THE TASK FORCE DEPLOYED TO COUNTER PIRACY...
Experts: Stable Somalia beats naval might against piracy (February 15, 2010) http://www.stripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=68038
RAF MILDENHALL, England Solving the Somali pirate problem plaguing the Horn of Africa and the Gulf of Aden seems like a no-brainer: The might of the worlds navies surely will prevail against criminals armed with AK-47s and riding in skiffs.In fact, it isnt so simple, experts say.Because of the seemingly endless miles of open ocean that need to be patrolled, military limitations and the anarchy that has troubled Somalia for nearly 20 years, piracy will not be going away any time soon. And it wont be stopped by the myriad military task forces and assorted navies now sailing those vital commercial shipping corridors."You cannot hope to tackle piracy in any kind of serious way without any kind of change on the ground in Somalia," said Roger Middleton, a maritime analyst with Londons Chatham House think tank. "This is not started on the ocean, and its not a problem that can be solved on the ocean."Pirate attacks off Somalia rose from 19 in 2008 to 80 in 2009, according to the International Maritime Bureau. The Gulf of Aden logged just 13 attacks in 2007, but reported 116 in 2009. The number of attempted hijackings is likely greater, but ship owners are reluctant to report the incidents out of concern that it will lead to an increase in their insurance premiums and result in lengthy, costly post-attack investigations, according to testimony last year by RAND Corp.s Peter Chalk to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.In response to the increased threat, the U.S. in early 2009 announced the creation of Combined Task Force 151, a Bahrain-based coalition. On average, the task force has 24 ships conducting counterpiracy operations in the Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean and Arabian and Red seas at any given time, said British Royal Navy Lt. Cmdr. Francesca Woodman. CLIP
Piracy in Somalia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piracy_in_Somalia
Piracy off the Somali coast has been a threat to international shipping since the beginning of the Somali Civil War in the early 21 century. Since 2005, many international organizations, including the International Maritime Organization and the World Food Programme, have expressed concern over the rise in acts of piracy. Piracy has contributed to an increase in shipping costs and impeded the delivery of food aid shipments. Ninety percent of the World Food Programme's shipments arrive by sea, and ships have required a military escort. According to the Kenyan foreign minister, Somali Falla have received over US$150 million in ransom during the 12 months prior to November 2008. CLIP
AND NOW HERE IS THE REAL COVER UP BEING EXPOSED... MUCH OF THE STARGATE HOOPLA above can be seen as part of a multiple-front distracting smokescreen while the US was prepositioning its military hardware in preparation for a surprise attack against Iran, undoubtedly the opening salvo in a major conflict with potentially devastating global repercussions... Also the many recent moves (military sales to Taiwan, welcoming the Dalai Lama in Washington DC, etc.) by the US that angered China could have been deliberately taken by the shadow elite to ramp up the tensions and prepare the Western and Chinese populations to accept a protracted military conflict (most likely through proxies at first) between the US and China as an inevitable "fact of life". China being a strategic partner with Iran (because of its need for Iranian oil) will likely push it to take side with Iran if it is attacked by the US/Israel military.
US missile system ready against Iran (February 17 2010) http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24730.htm
Experts at the US Defence Department affirm that Iran poses a serious threat to the interests of the US and its allies in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. However, foreign analysts conclude that the deployment of the elements of the US missile defence system in the Gulf under pretence of protection from possible actions of the Iranian authorities looks like an aggressive and a provocative move, especially against a background of a possible pre-emptive attack on Iran. The US has decided to undertake the mission to strengthen regional security after declaring that Iran poses a major threat to its interests. At least, to this end, the Pentagon has deployed eight modernised Patriot missile air defence systems in Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates. Moreover, two American warships capable of shooting down Iranian missiles will assume duty in the Gulf. However, the good intentions could be only a pretext for the Americans to increase their military presence in the region. Although this is presented to the international community as a wise precautionary measure, it is in the sense of preparation for launching a pre-emptive attack on Iran, says the president of the Academy of Geopolitical Issues. Iran has its own missile programme which it says is defensive and does not pose a threat to Israel or the US. What the Americans are doing now is firstly making preparations for launching an attack on Iran and secondly, striving to put the entire Gulf, consequently, Iranian oil fields under their control. In short, the US is planning to do with Iran what was done with Iraq. (...) Iran has not responded to the Pentagons move yet. Undoubtedly, the response will be quite tough. Most likely, this will be the pretext that the US needs to carry out a pre-emptive attack.
Obamas preventive war and the end of NurembergPart 1 (18 February 2010) http://www.wsws.org/articles/2010/feb2010/law1-f18.shtml
US President Barack Obamas Nobel Peace Prize speech in Oslo last December was widely seen as a glorification of militarism, rather than a promotion of peace. In several analyses, the World Socialist Web Site reviewed the speech, in the context of the continuation and escalation by the Obama administration of the aggressive militarist foreign policy of the Bush regime. The speech marked a turning point in world affairs. Obama specifically embraced the illegal doctrine of preventive war in the use of American military power. In this respect, to the extent that his presidency supposedly represented the liberal alternative to the foreign policy of the Bush regime, it is now absolutely clear that, within the American political establishment, there is unequivocal bi-partisan repudiation of the Nuremberg principles, which outlawed, and made criminal, the planning and launching of aggressive war. This article proposes to review the meaning of the Obama speech in the context of the history and development of international law. CLIP
Obama Administration Eyes More Confrontational Approach to Iran (February 17, 2010) http://news.antiwar.com/2010/02/17/obama-administration-eyes-more-confrontational-approach-to-iran/
US to Continue Officially Offering Diplomacy While Railing Against Iranians -- Analysts say Secretary of State Hillary Clintons Monday comments in Doha signal the start of a new, more confrontation chapter in the Obama Administrations dealings with Iran, after spending about a year giving lip service to the idea of diplomacy.In the comments, Clinton declared that Irans Islamic Republic was at risk from growing military influence, and argued that a new flurry of sanctions against Iran were needed to save the Supreme Leader and the president from the military. The change in rhetoric was actually surprisingly stark, as only a day before National Security Adviser James Jones argued on Fox News that a new flurry of sanctions against Iran were needed to oust the Supreme Leader and the president and install a more US-friendly government. Robert Gibbs even chimed in yesterday with his own declaration that the US would not rule out attacking Iran. Though the formal position seems to change by the day, it is clear that the diplomacy track is being abandoned in favor of the Bush policy of threats and sanctions. Not that diplomacy will be abandoned publicly, as officials will continue to insist that they are seeking diplomacy, at least nominally, so they can accuse Iran of refusing to accept talks. Since the Iranian government just got done accepting a Western demand only to have it roundly condemned and the rhetoric stumble along more or less unchanged, it seems officials are already comfortable with ignoring reality when it gets in the way of the narrative.
US has no plan for military action against Iran: Clinton (Feb 17, 2010) http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100217/pl_afp/irannuclearpoliticsusclinton
DUBAI (AFP) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said her country has no plan for military action against Iran over its nuclear programme, in a television interview broadcast on Wednesday."Obviously, we don't want Iran to become a nuclear weapons power, but we are not planning anything other than going for sanctions," she told Al-Arabiya television. CLIP NOTE from Jean: This reminds me a bit of when the US ambassador reassured Saddam Hussein that the US would look the other way if he were to decide to invade Kuwait - see History reminder: US greenlighted Saddam's invasion of Kuwait. Hillary Clinton seems like she is striking a reassuring tone to "put everyone to sleep" about the real intentions of its government regarding Iran...
Clinton: Iran is becoming a military dictatorship (Feb 15, 2010) http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100215/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_clinton_mideast
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday Iran is sliding into a military dictatorship, a new assessment suggesting a rockier road ahead for U.S.-led efforts to stop Tehran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. As the first high-level Obama administration official to make such an accusation, Clinton was reflecting an ever-dimming outlook for persuading Iran to negotiate limits on its nuclear program, which it has insisted is intended only for peaceful purposes. The U.S. and others including the two Gulf countries Clinton visited Sunday and Monday believe Iran is headed for a nuclear bomb capability. Clinton also was revealing the logic of the administration's plan to target the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps with a new round of international sanctions intended to compel Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions before it increases the likelihood of a military clash.Clinton flew to Riyadh, the Saudi capital, where Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal seemed to express doubt about the usefulness of seeking more sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program. In a joint appearance with Clinton, he said the threat posed by Iran's nuclear ambitions demands a more immediate solution. The Saudi foreign minister didn't identify a preferred short-term resolution."Sanctions are a long-term solution. But we see the issue in the shorter term because we are closer to the threat," he said. CLIP
Obama Is Being Blackmailed Into Attacking Iran (February 16, 2010) http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-is-being-blackmailed-into-attacking-iran.html
Neo-cons hype assassination attempt on President to be blamed on political extremists -- Establishment media talking points from every direction strongly indicate that a false flag attempt on President Obamas life is being considered, to be blamed on patsies from either the extreme right or left, in order to silence dissent in America and blackmail Obama into launching a military assault on Iran. Throughout the presidential campaign, the public was constantly told that Obama was an assassination target and that his safety was always in jeopardy, a claim that was given credibility after numerous odd secret service security lapses at public events where Obama really was put in danger, whether intentionally or otherwise.This had the effect of training people to accept the inevitability of someone making an attempt on the Presidents life at some point down the line. Since Mr Obama took office, the rate of threats against the president has increased 400 per cent from the 3,000 a year or so under President George W. Bush, according to Ronald Kessler, author of In the Presidents Secret Service, reported the London Telegraph. The gatecrashers story also served to increase awareness about Obama being vulnerable to attack by people who can seamlessly slip through security and get face to face with the President relatively easily. Meanwhile, the corporate media and its operatives like Glenn Beck on the phony right-wing side and establishment liberals on the phony left were busy manufacturing ready-made patsies upon which the false flag would be blamed. (...) It is clear that the neo-cons are holding Obama hostage and issuing a thinly veiled threat by repeating the mantra that the only way to save his political career and his presidency is to attack Iran. There is undoubtedly a mountain of dirt being held back regarding Obamas past that is being used to blackmail the President into following the new world order agenda the same as with any President before him. A schism between hawks in the Obama administration aligned with Zionist Israel and more sober individuals is clearly causing division over how to deal with Iran, prompting Obama to warn the Israeli government that it should not launch a military attack on the Persian nation. The neo-cons are essentially telling Obama that they will destroy him if he doesnt follow their orders, but that they will defend him if he does play ball and launch an assault on Iran. But a military attack launched by a President who promised peace can only enlist the support of the public if it is justified by an significantly shocking pretext which from every indication seems likely to be an assassination attempt on Obama. We dont issue such bold and serious warnings lightly. A month before the swine flu outbreak, Alex Jones warned that a hoax pandemic was being prepared and thats exactly what followed. Jones also famously predicted that a false flag attack was being readied to be blamed on Bin Laden six weeks before it happened on 9/11. Watch the videos below in which Alex Jones explains where the next false flag threat is coming from and how it is connected to Glenn Becks repeated demonization of 9/11 truthers as terrorists who want to kill Obama. CLIP
Earthquake in Haiti - cause, effects; sending light to dark-hearted individuals; power of negative thoughts; global economy, debts; answers within; vegetarian diets; stargates; no second Earth; reincarnation.
February 14, 2010
This is Matthew with loving greetings from all souls at this station. As Earth's ever-accelerating ascension pace takes her into progressively lighter energy planes, we see more and more hearts and minds opening to the light even as turmoil continues. Unwilling to accept that their efforts will end in utter futility, those with negativity at their core still are fighting tenaciously to keep their dwindling strength from disappearing entirely.
We see the widespread grief, confusion and massive destruction in Haiti, and we weep. Not for the tens of thousands who died, as those who need special care are receiving personalized attention from dedicated souls in Nirvana, and others are joyful about returning to that wondrous spirit world. No, our sadness is for the millions whose lives are even more desperate now, far worse than their family elders who have endured the pain of impoverishment for many decades. Knowing their soul contracts does not render us immune to sadness about the personal tragedies still unfolding for our brothers and sisters in Haiti, where the starkest evidence of the best and the worst in humankind exemplifies the extremes of duality.
The earthquake was not of Mother Nature's making. It was the intentional work of those among you who have the technology to create such catastrophic planetary upheavals. In this case, it was to cover an attempt to move through Haiti a vast fortune from its discovered hiding place to a secret destination. If there can be a sliver of a silver lining in that diabolical act, it is that no longer is the truth hidden about weather control technology and its wicked usesthe information is on your Internet for all to see. The use of this kind of "weapon of mass destruction" cannot be prevented, and once set in motion, only softening, or leveling out, steps can be taken. As devastating as the earthquake was, without our space family's intervention that lessened the impact on Port-au-Prince, the death toll and destruction would have been even greater.
The best in humankind was the instantaneous compassion throughout your world and the outpouring of assistance. This is creating light to help rid Haiti's soil, water and air of the negativity that caused it to become the poorest of countries. Despotic dictators who lived in opulence denied their countrymen even basic living standards, thus consigning them to debilitating diseases and virtually no healthcare, educational opportunity or source of livable income. Loans that could have alleviated those conditions and the suffering they caused instead went into the pockets of the dictators, and the peoples felt helpless to improve their lives or their children's. When those decades of fear and oppression ended a few short years ago, the country was beset with political turmoil, and soon the Haitians hopes of betterment were dashed.
The souls who chose to embody in those harsh circumstances known of Haiti did so willingly to balance other lifetimes so they could evolve spiritually, the goal of every soul. Many who recently transitioned to spirit life had fulfilled their soul contract choices to complete third density experiencing, and in time they will reincarnate in a fourth density world of their choice. Those who died before completing their soul contracts have the same opportunities to do this in Nirvana, where they have help in accomplishing their karmic lessons and prepare to evolve out of third density.
In all instances, these souls are serving their families and friends in two ways: Their leaving reduced the amount of negativity caused by their former wretched living conditions and also prevented the negativity that living in even worse circumstances would have generated; and those souls are beaming light from their spirit home to all on Earth with whom they are bonded in love, and to Earth herself.
A positive aspect of the quake and the tremors that followed is that even with "softened" destructive capability, they released a mammoth amount of negativity from this small half-island nation. That reduction in negativity will allow the beaming-in and anchoring of light to facilitate the Haitian peoples in rebuilding their lives and their country.
Despite everything they have experienced in the past weeksgrief, injuries, traumatized psyches and desperate circumstances they still are encounteringa resilient spirit still shines brightly. With medical teams and other helpers from many nations coming to their aid, albeit insufficient to relieve much of the suffering or supply all basic needs, the peoples of Haiti know the world has not forgotten them. The light in their newfound hope added to the light of all who are helpingwhether directly by their side or prayers or donations from around the worldis far greater than the negativity of combined grief and trauma.
The darkest of hearts that created the earthquake have no light except the spark of viability, the life force that is every soul's eternal connection to God and Creator Source. Their conscience has atrophied from lack of use, and now that their corruption and unfathomable fortunes are being uncovered, they commit heinous deeds to hold onto what they feel is their rightful power and possessions. The dark-hearted ones cause massive harm to produce fear and agony because the energy of those emotions refuels them. We and other messengers of the light have urged you to send light to those perpetrators of unconscionable acts because only light can heal their damaged souls and thus change their deeds. You can send them light by imagining yourselves holding a candle or a flashlight to guide a lost soul onto an illumined pathway.
Messengers of the light have told you about those who act in darkness so as to help you break any hold they may have in your lives and beliefs, and the same information will be revealed to the public to serve in that same way. As those truths come forth incrementally, please help others understand that they need not condone any action that causes atrocities and agony, but the light in forgiveness will serve all of you far, far better than the negativity of demanding punishment for the perpetrators. A part of third density mentality is the refusal to forgive individuals who are considered "evil," and it isn't consciously known that as equal parts of God, every soul in this universe is eternally interconnected with all others, or that the darkness in any one dims the collective light in the "universal heart," or that one's own light is dimmed by judgment and condemnation of those who are bereft of light.
Individuals acting with dark intent don't remember that when Earth life ends, every soul will have to review every minute of itnot only watching everything they did throughout the lifetime, but feeling every emotion exactly as it was felt by every person whose life they touched in any way. The next lifetime of those ones who are lost in darkness will be a hell of their own creationa punishment, if you will, that is far more severe than any you could ever conceiveand until they accept the light constantly beamed into those dense placements where their lifetime energy output consigned them, there they will remain.
We ask that you please keep in mind what is in store for those lost souls as we address other issues in which you have expressed interest. Yes, the recent snowstorms in the eastern parts of the United States are another incidence of manmade technology used for self-serving purposes. Virtually closing down the US government was the main intent because so doing also impacts many other countries. The snowstorms just like the clumsy "Black Ops" attempt on Christmas Day to explode an airplane by means of a very confused individual operating under mind control, then the devastation in Haitiare intended to disrupt actions underway to remove the Illuminati's tentacles on untold wealth and their toehold on the global economy.
Previous messages have identified many disparate groups under the Illuminati "umbrella," the pyramid organizational structure that keeps lower ranking members uninformed about the intentions of those at the peak, and the powerful global network that for centuries has controlled everything that influences life on your planet. We know of the opinions that US President Obama is leading his country in the wrong direction, and we tell you that if only you could know how prudently and wisely he is moving behind the scenes to upset the entire Illuminati apple cart, instead of concerns about his direction, there would be rousing cheers.
The larger purpose to be served by assuring you that Obama's intentions are aligned with the light is of utmost importance. The energy of negative thoughts about his leadership and all other situations anywhere on Earth that are seen as worrisome is flowing out into your world and delaying effective resolutions to tumultuous happenings everywhere. It is the energy of love-light that motivates the spirit of cooperation among peoples and brings an end to conflicts, violence, deception and unjustness. Some of you say, "We are the ones we have been waiting for." YES! The truth in that expression of personal responsibility derives from soul-level awareness that you chose this lifetime specifically to help speed Earth along her ascension pathway.
So the individuals who propose that a collective will to make your world a better place will achieve that without extraterrestrial help do make a good pointabsolutely you must act, must set the pace toward world transformation, because it is your world. But those individuals are way off track by not acknowledging that without many other civilizations immeasurable help that started about seventy years ago, none of you would be where you are because the planet would have died. And we assure you, your space family's continued help will be welcomed by all except the ones who are fighting mightily to prevent reforms anywhere.
We can tell you what is fomenting behind the scenes regarding the truth about the global economy, but because Earth's energy field of potential is in such wild commotion, we cannot discern what information will emerge first or the order in which other facts will follow. We can say, though, that it cannot be much longer before the "first spill" because all the corruption must be exposed so it can be eliminated and an honorable system implemented. It is possible that the end of the Federal Reserve in its present form will be the first public "news," and it seems likely that close on its heels will be a new and much fairer system of taxation. The disclosure that the United States unmanageable debt is due to the owners of the Federal Reserve banks very likely will include that the system was slyly established a century ago along with a corporate structure that fundamentally has kept the country under England's dictate. However, because United States chaotic economy was the first domino to fall, so to say, and the line of dominoes around the globe swiftly followed, the long history of corruption within all major banking and lending institutions worldwide could be disclosed first. Somewhere along the way will emerge the Bush and Clinton families involvement with the Rockefeller Illuminati faction that helped to mortally bleed the coffers of the United States. Did you think it rather ironic that both of those former US presidents rushed to show their keen interest in what was going on in Haiti?
Regardless of the order in which that information becomes public, it appears that delaying the televised acknowledgement of extraterrestrial civilizations presence until after current upheavals settle down is unavoidable. An announcement of such extremely critical and sensitive nature requires the intricate planning that Hatonn explained [November 19, 2009], and due to the serious matters that have required focused attention and disrupted program planning sessions, final decisions have yet to be made by participating countries representatives. Much to the distress of the ones who caused the disruptions via their strategic upheavals, the announcement program will only be postponed, not cancelled as they intended.
An issue of great importance being considered by light-filled leaders is: How much shocking information can people assimilate before it starts wreaking havoc within the collective consciousness? You will greet each revelation with rejoicing, knowing that it is a step closer to world transformation and Earth's Golden Age. But ignorance of that and many other truthslike the various kinds of mind control to "dumb down" your brain functions, and the vast underground laboratories and living accommodations for the "Little Greys" that are funded by the Illuminati's illegal drug industryis the lot of most people. Many may indeed be living in honorable ways, but they are asleep insofar as heightened consciousness and spiritual awakening, and those cannot come to traumatized psyches. So truths of startling nature must be an unfolding to the populace, not a bombardment.
We must tell you that it is with mixed feelings that we address these issues of most interest as indicated in emails sent to my mother. We do want to dispel the negativity generated by your concerns about information you have heard or read, but we do not want to sabotage one of the primary aims of these messages: That you learn to communicate with your soul-self; ask questions and be still and listen to the answers that come intuitively. Because hearing and heeding the messages from your soul to your consciousness is an essential step in soul evolution and the purpose of our messages is to offer enlightenment and guidance to assist you in evolving, once again we urge you: Seek answers within!
Furthermore, even truthful information from external sources can err in omission of some facts, thereby unintentionally conveying incomplete data that readers can assume is the entire story. Let me cite an example that in the Tapestry of Life is insignificant, but still I gave a flawed bit of information. With thanks to all who wrote about the medicinal effects of marijuana, I see the error in my reply [in the January 11, 2010 message] to readers who asked if certain enjoyments, including "social drugs," could delay spiritual evolution or prevent physical ascension with Earth. In my "Yes" answer, I was thinking of heroin, cocaine and the assortment of synthetic drugs that cause adverse effects on body, mind and spirit. Marijuana does indeed offer medical benefits, and there are no damaging effects from its moderate use in a social setting. Legal consequences, yes, so I surely am not encouraging its use without medical prescription! I am simply stating that with the sensible use I mentioned, marijuana is not among the drugs that form a barrier between the consciousness and the soul and prevent the absorption of light.
Now then, animals becoming vegetarians will be a process of their choosing that kind of diet because it is more appealing, just as it will be for Earth's human residents. As the light intensifies in all bodies at cellular level, humans and animals alike naturally will choose foods that have light properties, and severed animal flesh does not. Without the current food chain, animals will not overcrowd the planet; instead, they instinctively will reproduce more slowly or not at all. There absolutely is no "condemnation by God" for eating meat and seafood, but expressing gratitude for the animals that provide these foods is most appropriate. A strong immune system is the best defense against harmful substances in processed foods and seasonings, meat from animals injected with steroids, seafood contaminated with mercury or other toxins, and genetically altered foods; and the energy of light is the ultimate strengthener of immune systems.
We don't know if a moratorium on all existing debt will be a blanket provision of the planned restructuring of the global economy, but it seems likely during the transition from the old systems to the new. What we do know is that debts incurred by countries due to loans at usurious rates of interest from the International Monetary Fundmoney that went to those countries greedy leaders in exchange for Illuminati control of natural resourceswill be forgiven, and it appears that adjustments in individuals debts will be in accordance with circumstances that caused the debts. The purpose of economic restructuring is to fairly distribute the wealth of your world so that no one lives in the poverty that enables others to live in luxury. And the idea that when the Illuminati's illegal fortunes are recovered, a million or more dollars will be given to every person on the planet is pure fantasy. In Earth's Golden Age, the trend will be away from money and toward systems of sharing and barteringthe light intensity in souls will let those means of remuneration for services and conduct of commerce become as satisfying between nations as between individuals.
No asteroids or comets are being aimed at Earth by powerful malevolent aliens. Even if this were the case, you are surrounded by thousands of spaceships and millions of light beings with the technology to steer away any celestial body that could collide with your planet. Another rumor to create fear, that "Planet X" is on a collision course with Earth, also is a falsehood.
What is your sun doing? It is responding to the rapid changes going on throughout your solar system. If your astrophysicists were aware of Earth's ascension through the "universal time window," they would know that stepped-up solar activity is a natural effect and that Sol poses no danger to your planet.
No civilizations will enter a stargate to take control and keep you from destroying your planet. Let us speak more of stargates, the various views about their purpose: Portals opened in antiquity by civilizations who came to Gaia; openings that motherships can pass through; areas where spacecraft crews observe happenings on the planet; channels through which our space family's technology operates successfully; safety zones for "walk-ins" from other civilizations to enter; energy vortexes through which light from far distant sources is beamed to raise the vibrations of lands or seas dense with negativity; locations of intensified light that help to anchor light on the planet. There is some validity in each of those views, and we also see stargates as parts of the protective light grid surrounding your planet that serve like beacons for the souls in free spirit and astral travelers between Earth and Nirvana.
There will be no "jumping over 4th density and entering 5th"the laws of the universe simply do not operate like that, and neither does the evolution of any soul. However, the time between Earth beginning ascension out of deep third density and reaching her destination in fifth will be universally unprecedented in its speed. The enormous energetic differences between third and fourth density make that trip unimaginably difficult, and overcoming the darkness that pervades a third density world can take eons.
It will not happen on December 21, 2012 or any other date that you will be standing beside two others and before your very eyes, they will disappear into their own "timelines." Even the usual date of December 31, 2012, will be much like the previous and the following daysthat is, except for New Year's Eve celebrations. The differences between life in this moment and in the Golden Age will be amazing and magnificent, but life will not differ dramatically from one day to the next as Earth continues on her journey through fourth density and on into fifth.
Understandably, there is a great deal of speculation about what will happen to whom at the end of 2012. There is no definitive answer because what happens to each soul will be in accordance with the uniqueness of each soul. However, we can say with certainty that the theory of a celestial body appearing as a "second Earth" and becoming the third density home for souls who do not physically accompany the "first Earth" into fourth density is erroneous. You are a soul in a human body. Earth is a soul in a planetary body. Her soul remained in its fifth density origin while her body spiraled into deep third density during the millennia that her human residents were shedding each others blood, mass-slaughtering her animals and severely damaging her body. She could have chosen to let her assaulted body die, but instead she chose to have its health restored so all of her residents in their myriad life forms could continue. Moreover the "two Earths" theory accommodates only the people whose lifetime choices would place them in a different third density world. There will be souls whose lifetime choices automatically will take them to first or second density placements; and at the other end of the spectrum are the souls who came from fourth, fifth and higher density worlds specifically to assist Earth in her ascensionwhen their mission is completed, they will return to their homelands.
It also is understandable that reincarnation can be an enigma. We know of your thoughts such as "In another life she was Joan of Arc" or "He was Abraham Lincoln in his last lifetime." Persons who have the same wisdom, ideals and courageor maybe the same skills and talents and personality traitsknown of greatly respected, admired and loved individuals who lived many years ago in linear time, may be personages, or soul parts, of the cumulative soul that includes those others. The person with whom you "endow" a specific other lifetime may be deeply inspired by that same individual and emulate the qualities that made him or her great, or the person's high aspirations may attract the powerful energy of souls you call "masters." A family member may have chosen attributes very similar to those of a "departed" member. Perhaps because of shared lifetimes in the timelessness of the continuum, any person may seem remarkably like someone who lived long ago in your linear time. There are numerous sources of unseen and usually unrecognized influences in every life, but every one of you is and forever shall be an independent, inviolate, invaluable and unique soul even as you are an equally loved, integral part of the Oneness of All.
Beings of light throughout this universe are cheering you on during this time of transition into the Golden Age. Keep foremost in your vision the glories of that world that already IS and awaits your arrival!
LOVE and PEACE
Suzanne Ward (firstname.lastname@example.org)
[Note from Suzy: Matthew's next message will be quite late because Bob and I will out of the country for our granddaughter's wedding and family reunion.
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Are Turkey, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands and Italy Nuclear Powers?
By Michel Chossudovsky - February 12, 2010
According to a recent report, former NATO Secretary-General George Robertson confirmed that Turkey possesses 40-90 "Made in America" nuclear weapons at the Incirlik military base. (http://en.trend.az/)
Does this mean that Turkey is a nuclear power?
"Far from making Europe safer, and far from producing a less nuclear dependent Europe, [the policy] may well end up bringing more nuclear weapons into the European continent, and frustrating some of the attempts that are being made to get multilateral nuclear disarmament," (Former NATO Secretary-General George Robertson quoted in Global Security, February 10, 2010)
"'Is Italy capable of delivering a thermonuclear strike?...
Could the Belgians and the Dutch drop hydrogen bombs on enemy targets?...
Germany's air force couldn't possibly be training to deliver bombs 13 times more powerful than the one that destroyed Hiroshima, could it?...
Nuclear bombs are stored on air-force bases in Italy, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands and planes from each of those countries are capable of delivering them." ("What to Do About Europe's Secret Nukes." Time Magazine, December 2, 2009)
The "Official" Nuclear Weapons States
Five countries, the US, UK, France, China and Russia are considered to be "nuclear weapons states" (NWS), "an internationally recognized status conferred by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)". Three other "Non NPT countries" (i.e. non-signatory states of the NPT) including India, Pakistan and North Korea, have recognized possessing nuclear weapons.
Israel: "Undeclared Nuclear State"
Israel is identified as an "undeclared nuclear state". It produces and deploys nuclear warheads directed against military and civilian targets in the Middle East including Tehran.
There has been much hype, supported by scanty evidence, that Iran might at some future date become a nuclear weapons state. And, therefore, a pre-emptive defensive nuclear attack on Iran to annihilate its non-existent nuclear weapons program should be seriously contemplated "to make the World a safer place". The mainstream media abounds with makeshift opinion on the Iran nuclear threat.
But what about the five European "undeclared nuclear states" including Belgium, Germany, Turkey, the Netherlands and Italy. Do they constitute a threat?
Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy and Turkey: "Undeclared Nuclear Weapons States"
While Iran's nuclear weapons capabilities are unconfirmed, the nuclear weapons capabilities of these five countries including delivery procedures are formally acknowledged.
The US has supplied some 480 B61 thermonuclear bombs to five non-nuclear NATO countries including Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey. Casually disregarded by the Vienna based UN Nuclear Watchdog (IAEA), the US has actively contributed to the proliferation of nuclear weapons in Western Europe.
As part of this European stockpiling, Turkey, which is a partner of the US-led coalition against Iran along with Israel, possesses some 90 thermonuclear B61 bunker buster bombs at the Incirlik nuclear air base. (National Resources Defense Council, Nuclear Weapons in Europe, February 2005)
By the recognised definition, these five countries are "undeclared nuclear weapons states".
The stockpiling and deployment of tactical B61 in these five "non-nuclear states" are intended for targets in the Middle East. Moreover, in accordance with "NATO strike plans", these thermonuclear B61 bunker buster bombs (stockpiled by the "non-nuclear States") could be launched "against targets in Russia or countries in the Middle East such as Syria and Iran" ( quoted in National Resources Defense Council, Nuclear Weapons in Europe, February 2005)
Does this mean that Iran or Russia, which are potential targets of a nuclear attack originating from one or other of these five so-called non-nuclear states should contemplate defensive preemptive nuclear attacks against Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Turkey? The answer is no, by any stretch of the imagination.
While these "undeclared nuclear states" casually accuse Tehran of developing nuclear weapons, without documentary evidence, they themselves have capabilities of delivering nuclear warheads, which are targeted at Iran. To say that this is a clear case of "double standards" by the IAEA and the "international community" is a understatement.
The stockpiled weapons are B61 thermonuclear bombs. All the weapons are gravity bombs of the B61-3, -4, and -10 types.2 .
Those estimates were based on private and public statements by a number of government sources and assumptions about the weapon storage capacity at each base. National Resources Defense Council, Nuclear Weapons in Europe, February 2005)
Germany: Nuclear Weapons Producer
Among the five "undeclared nuclear states", "Germany remains the most heavily nuclearized country with three nuclear bases (two of which are fully operational) and may store as many as 150 [B61 bunker buster ] bombs" (Ibid). In accordance with "NATO strike plans" (mentioned above) these tactical nuclear weapons are also targeted at the Middle East.
While Germany is not categorized officially as a nuclear power, it produces nuclear warheads for the French Navy. It stockpiles nuclear warheads (made in America) and it has the capabilities of delivering nuclear weapons. Moreover, The European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company - EADS , a Franco-German-Spanish joint venture, controlled by Deutsche Aerospace and the powerful Daimler Group is Europe's second largest military producer, supplying .France's M51 nuclear missile.
ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT & STUNNINGLY SHOCKING. IT WOULD SEEM A TOTAL OVERHAUL OF THE 3 BRANCHES OF THE US GOVERNMENT IS OVERDUE TO GIVE THE POWER BACK TO THE PEOPLE... PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY (as a complement to and watchdog of representative democracy), DECENTRALIZATION OF POWER (to defang the shadow government) AND TIGHTLY SEALED SEPARATION OF CORPORATE INFLUENCE AND STATE (akin to Separation of church and state) WOULD PROBABLY BE PART OF THE SOLUTION... But in all likelihood, due to existing entrenched opposition to any such reform, only a major non-violent revolution and global awakening to our Oneness through Spirit and to our common duty to always serve the highest good of all could make that possible.
Grumbling over the Supreme Court's recent decision in Citizens United continue to rumble like distant thunder. Will the decision go down in history as one more in the Court's long line of egregious opinions? Likely! Will it have much effect on the American political landscape? Likely not! Simply ask yourself, how much worse can it get?
There is scant evidence that the Congressional attempts to limit corporate expenditures in electioneering have had any effect in reducing corporate influence in government. Expecting the Congress, most if not all of whose members reside deep in corporate pockets, to eliminate that influence can be likened to expecting the rhinovirus to eliminate the common cold. Corporate money is the diseased life-blood of American politics; it carries its cancerous spores to all extremities.
The Supreme Court really should be named the Unbeseem Court. Without any Constitutional justification whatsoever, as Justice Holmes, dissenting in Lochner, pointed out, the Court has taken its task to be the constitutionalization of a totally immoral, rapacious, economic system instead of the promotion of justice, domestic tranquility, the general welfare, and the blessings of liberty. Consider this short list of examples:
- It is legal for a vendor to sell a product which does not work but illegal for a buyer to purchase a product with a check that does not work.
- During a corporate bankruptcy, the company's assets are distributed first to other companies and last, if anything remains, to employees and even people who have obtained judgments from courts for company wrongdoing.
- If a homebuyer who has paid regularly on his mortgage for 20 and even more years, who has paid the property taxes and the property's insurance, is forced to default for no fault of his own, such as a death, serious illness, or economic collapse, the mortgage holder gets to keep all the money and gets the house too, transferring the risk that investors are supposed to bear entirely to the buyer.
- Entire industries can uniformly require consumers to accept contracts that require them to relinquish their legal and even Constitutional rights.
- And those industries can also uniformly require consumers to accept contracts that the companies can change in any way at any time for any reason without gaining the consent of the consumer. Has a consumer ever had such a right?
- Companies can collect personal information on people without their consent yet are allowed to keep company secrets even those which hide wrongdoing, as when a civil case is settled and the company involved is allowed to not admit to any wrongdoing and the court seals the detailed record.
These situations have one thing in common: each protects the company at the expense of the person. But nowhere in the Constitution is there any justification for the protection of the interests of business; yet the Constitution clearly states that one of the purposes for which the nation was founded is to "establish justice."
The Court's opinions are exercises in obfuscation. Locating anything that can be called an argument is a daunting task. Claims are made and justified merely by citations to previous opinions. But this practice leaves behind the contexts and arguments of the cited cases. Unless one has a battalion of clerks, checking all the citations is practically impossible. Luckily, in Citizens United, Stevens, in dissent, has done the work. He clearly shows that the Court's rationale lacks any logical basis and amounts to merely the claim that the Court's majority finds the rationale in Austin not to be compelling. But this practice is ludicrous. To use one rationale that is not compelling to reject another that is not compelling can be likened to trying to refute a lie by uttering another. After all, the Court's rationale in Citizens United was not found to be compelling by the four dissenting members. All split decisions are based on non-compelling rationales.
This practice has widespread, deleterious consequences, for it follows that most, if not all, of the nation's case law has no compelling foundation. The nation then is not one of laws but one based on the personal predilections of the Court's members. See Corporate free-speech ruling speaks of shift in Supreme Court. It accounts for the inconsistencies in the examples cited above and for the massive disrespect for law and the Court exhibited by the people.
Although Stevens has demolished the Court's rationale, there is one important inconsistency that he overlooks. Kennedy, in the majority opinion, quotes Douglas in United States v. Automobile Workers: "Under our Constitution it is We The People who are sovereign. The people have the final say. The legislators are their spokesmen. The people determine through their votes the destiny of the nation. It is therefore importantvitally importantthat all channels of communications be open to them during every election, that no point of view be restrained or barred, and that the people have access to the views of every group in the community." But there is a more important conclusion that follows from the first three sentences of this quotation and the Court's action.
Look at it this way. (1) The people are sovereign; they have the final say. (2) The legislators are their spokesmen. (3) The sovereign people have said on numerous occasions through their spokesmen that corporate financing of electioneering must be limited. Yet (4) the Court rejects such limitations which nullifies the people's sovereignty. Instead of the people having the final say, the final say is the Court's.
If the Court has the final say, then democracy in America is a sham. It simply does not exist and the Constitution has been subverted. No two ways about it: If the people don't have the final say, the people are not sovereign. The Court has merely allowed the people to vote and the legislature to enact laws only to the extent that those laws don't offend the sensibilities of the Court's members.
But this subversion is not recent. It happened in 1803 when Marshall, in Marbury, wrote, "It is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is." Unfortunately, no one objected, and from that moment on, the United States of America became an oligarchy.
In this sham democracy, the ruling oligarchy, taking upon itself the duty to constitutionalize a specific deleterious economic system, is chiefly responsible for America's ills. The legal system is unjust, domestic violence is prevalent, liberty is constrained, general welfare has been replaced by widespread adversity, and providing for the common defense has been reduced to providing for a military-industrial corporate complex. Not what the founding fathers had in mind!
Although the efforts to amend the Constitution to overturn Citizens United may be laudable, even if they succeed, the amendment will not solve America's fundamental problem. The Court will continue to rule. What's needed is a way to return sovereignty to the people.
Perhaps a Constitutional amendment stating that upon a petition of some percentage of the people, a decision of the Court is to be submitted to an up or down vote by the people in a referendum. Even such a procedure is not foolproof, of course, since referenda can be bought just as easily as elections. But the people would at least regain their sovereignty. The greater problem is the immorality that the Court has infused throughout American society. An unjust legal system breeds injustice. Everything known as virtuous is everted, and society is plundered.
Such a society cannot endure. As its wealth and resources are plundered, the nation disintegrates. Social problems abound, resources are exhausted, the infrastructure collapses, poverty increases, ideological conflicts are exacerbated, and the Congress becomes dysfunctional. The nation drops lower and lower into Dante's Inferno. This nation which bills itself as the world's richest can neither provide the basic needs of its people nor pay its bills.
The Court's members write pious platitudes about the need to preserve the people's "faith in our democracy" and "in their capacity, as citizens, to influence public policy." If the court's members believe that the American people still have that faith, they have been living in the asylum too long. Consider low voter turnout, the claims of many of those who vote that they selected the lesser evil of two alternatives, the low approval ratings of the Congress, the widespread beliefs that the more things change, the more they things stay the same, that the nation is headed in the wrong direction, and that all politicians are liars and crooks. But, of course, to a ruling oligarchy, none of this matters, does it?
The greatest mistake human beings make in their endeavors is forgetting the goals of the enterprise. The founding fathers clearly stated the nation's goals in the Constitution's preamble. So J'accuse! Every decision of the Court and every law that has failed to advance the goals enumerated in the Constitution's preamble is facially unconstitutional. If "We the People" doesn't mean that the people come first, then it means nothing.
John Kozy is a retired professor of philosophy and logic who blogs on social, political, and economic issues. After serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he spent 20 years as a university professor and another 20 years working as a writer. He has published a textbook in formal logic commercially, in academic journals and a small number of commercial magazines, and has written a number of guest editorials for newspapers. His on-line pieces can be found on http://www.jkozy.com/ and he can be emailed from that site's homepage.
As Israeli soldiers we hang our heads in shame over last year's attack on Gaza's civilian population. Dialogue, not war, is needed
Arik Diamant and David Zonsheine - 15 February 2010
The Israeli media marked the one-year anniversary of Operation Cast Lead, the war on Gaza, almost as a celebration. The operation is recognised almost unanimously in Israel as a military triumph, a combat victory over one of Israel's deadliest enemies: Hamas.
As combat soldiers of the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF), we have serious doubts about this conclusion, primarily because hardly any combat against Hamas took place during the operation. As soon as the operation started, Hamas went underground.
Most casualties were inflicted on Palestinians by air strikes, artillery fire, and snipers from afar. Combat victory? Shooting fish in a barrel is more like it. Operation Cast Lead consisted essentially of bombing one of the most crowded places on earth, striking civilian targets such as homes, schools and mosques, and ultimately leaving a trail of more than 1,300 casualties, mostly civilians, over 300 of whom were children. As soldiers of the IDF reserves, we bow our heads in shame against this hideous attack on a civilian population.
As for the goals of the operation, these too are questionable. Allegedly, operation Cast Lead was intended to stop the firing of missiles by Hamas. But the Qassam missile problem had been solved before the operation started. The ceasefire agreement between Hamas and Israel in place from 19 June 2008 had resulted in a drastic reduction of missiles fired from Gaza from a few hundreds per month to about a dozen for a period of five months. It was Israel that never lived up to its end of the bargain to end the siege of Gaza, breached the ceasefire in November 2008 by attacking targets in the Strip, essentially ignored Hamas's proposal to renew the ceasefire, and eventually began operation Cast Lead a few weeks later.
The true goal of this operation was different from the one announced by Israeli officials. The real objective was not to stop the Qassams but to overthrow the Hamas government. As such, the operation failed. Hamas in Gaza is stronger than ever.
A year after this brutal war, a change of strategy is needed. Israel should commence immediate talks with Hamas, negotiating not only a ceasefire but also the "core issues" to be part of an end-of-conflict agreement. An open dialogue with Hamas is clearly in Israel's interest.
First, because Hamas was democratically elected in Gaza and has won the trust and respect of a significant part of the Palestinian people, anyone hoping to resolve this conflict will eventually need to bargain with the group.
Second, Hamas has proven capable of delivering peace and quiet to the citizens of southern Israel. As demonstrated before, Hamas has a strong hold on all organisations acting in Gaza and can enforce a truce.
Third, a prisoner exchange deal is our only chance to bring back the abducted IDF soldier, Gilad Shalit. In return, Israel will release hundreds of Hamas prisoners, out of the 8,000 Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails. Such a deal can have a pacifying influence on public opinion both in Israel and in Palestine and can be an important step towards reconciliation between the two peoples.
Hamas is currently Israel's enemy, but peace is made with enemies, not with friends. Hamas is also a powerful, pragmatic and well organised movement, possibly a future partner with whom Israel can "cut a deal". A reluctance to recognise Hamas as the party in charge in Gaza is a strategy that failed and needs to be replaced. A nation that is truly looking for peace cannot afford to ignore its partners.
- Arik Diamant and David Zonsheine are the founders of Courage to Refuse, a movement of Israeli reserve soldiers who refuse to serve in the occupied territories. In November 2009 they launched an initiative calling Israel to open a dialogue with Hamas
There are 379 mostly supportive comments to this excellent Appeal for peaceful negotiation with Hamas
Sacked Tonge slams Israel's 'attitude' in Palestine
14 February 2010
Baroness Jenny Tonge, who was sacked from the British House of Lords over the weekend for alleged 'anti-Israeli comments,' has criticized "the Israeli attitude towards the Palestinians."
The Liberal Democrat health spokeswoman, an outspoken critic of Israel's inhumane conduct against the Palestinians, was promptly removed from her post on Saturday for comments she made to the Jewish Chronicle about Israel's role in human organ trafficking from the quake-stricken Haiti.
Tonge had called for an inquiry into claims that the Israeli troops and aid workers deployed in Haiti were involved in trafficking human organs.
Tonge said in an interview with Press TV that she saw people humiliated on a daily basis in the West Bank during a "life-changing" visit to the region in 2003, as if the attitude was to "make them crawl, make them suffer whenever you can."
She said witnessing the injustices there had made her very angry, adding that she did not believe the Balfour Declaration had ever envisaged Israeli soldiers driving people away at gunpoint.
Asked about her controversial comments in 2004, when she expressed an understanding of a suicide bomber after being subjected to the constant humiliations the Palestinians go through, she ridiculed media allegations that she was inciting acts of terror.
"The constant humiliation that has gone on for decades in Palestine .Even after a week, I was feeling depressed and angry, humiliated myself. And I thought that if I was in that situation trying to bring up my family and that happened every day , I might, if I had been a Palestinian and a Muslim, which of course I am neither of those, I might have considered being one [suicide bomber] myself actually."
"It is absolutely useless condemning acts of terror, like cold suicide bombing without actually going to the roots and understanding why they do it."
She stressed that she had never regretted that statement and that she had received thousands of support letters.
She added that she had received a telephone call from the then-Liberal Democratic leader, Charles Kennedy, and had been told that unless she withdrew her comments she would be removed from the frontbench.
Tonge believes she was under pressure from the Israeli lobby, which were very active in all British politics, while "practically running American foreign policy."
She said that the Israeli lobby had a lot of influence with all of the country's three major parties, all of which are inevitably linked to a huge organization called 'the Friends of Israel.'
She was also asked what she thought about the fact that Cherie Blair, the wife of the former British premier Tony Blair, had retraced similar comments about understanding the impulse of a suicide bomber.
Tonge responded that she believed it was very sad that the freedom of speech was often undermined in the political circles concerning the Palestinian resistance.
She also expressed disagreement with the British policy over the Gaza blockage and that the iron ring alone had caused "a whole generation" to suffer from malnourishment, stunted growth, bed-wetting, and attention disorder.
In explaining the British government's stance on the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, Tonge said, "Some thing that we always seem to do in this country is to follow America, and secondly, they are gurgling along with Europe and there are European countries like Germany, who are absolutely terrified of anti-Semitism."
"I mean, we haven't mentioned that word yet, but it drives policy, because of the holocaust, which I have read a lot about it and I think was one of the worst things that mankind has ever perpetrated on other human beings."
She then noted, "So a lot of European countries, and Germany in particular, are overwhelmingly guilty about that an terrified of "anti-Semitism" leveled at them And that added to adhering to the American foreign policy, which is run by the Israel lobby, according to [American scholars] Walt and Mearsheimer, these two factors mean we do what we do."
Tonge emphasized, "I think that that is very very short sighted, and I think that it is very short-sighted for Israel to think that the country has any long term future at all if it carries on like this, because sooner or later they (the Palestinians) are going to fight back."
Tonge was elected to the House of Commons in 1997 and in the same year she was also elected as the Shadow Secretary of State for International Development. She was elevated to the UK House of Lords in 2005.
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Gaza Horror: Updated Large Photo Gallery of Gaza Massacre by Israel http://pakalert.wordpress.com/2009/01/06/gaza-horror-large-photo-gallery-of-gaza-massacre-by-israel/
Note from Jean: WARNING! The unspeakable horror visited upon defenseless civilians during Operation Cast lead last year is so graphically depicted there that any sane human being risks having nightmares after taking in the full horror they represent for the victims of those atrocities and for all of us at the deepest level, as fathers and mothers of young kids like those whose mangled bodies are revealed in many of these pictures, and as brothers and sisters in spirit with every other human being on Earth. Yet as hard as it is to be faced with the harrowing, inhumane consequences of Israel's actions in Gaza, it is better to see with one's own eyes what no Western media dare show to the public lest they want the whole world to turn against Israel. Ignoring such actions won't made them go away... Plans have certainly been hatched to perpetrate exponentially more heinous acts of cruelty against others foes of Israel. The Zionist agenda and its corrupting effect upon the heart and soul of countless people worldwide will just keep creating ever greater such tragic and horrendous consequences unless it is forcefully addressed. Through its inherent logic, this system is designed to spew ever more hatred and violence for the very purpose of maintaining human souls cowing in terror and seething with rage, thus fulfilling the dark goals of the lost souls trying to prevent humanity from ascending towards a higher dimension of existence on the wings of unconditional Love and absolute compassion. It is a real challenge while looking at these pictures to not fall deeper into duality consciousness and not get emotionally attracted towards the very opposite of Love and compassion. And yet from a higher perspective, the redeeming potential that these deeds un-intendedly allow is for us to heal within us the deep scars of countless similar acts of inhumanity across the ages, through forgiveness, detachment and a compassionate embrace of the core divine nature of all actors in the earthly field of existence so as to free our higher soul Selves from the imprisoning and constraining effects of all past karmic consequences we may have all incurred in other lifetimes through similarly devious acts.
Israeli rabbi backs killing non-Jews (10 Nov 2009) ANOTHER DISTURBING ASPECT OF ISRAELI SOCIETY http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=110923§ionid=351020202
Israel's three-week offensive on the Gaza Strip last year killed at least 1,350 people, many of whom children, and injured thousands more. An Israeli rabbi has supported the murder of non-Jewish babies who pose a threat to Israel in his recently released book The King's Torah. Rabbi Yitzhak Shapiro, who heads the Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva religious school in the occupied West Bank, says Jews are allowed to murder even non-Jewish babies and children if they pose a threat to Israel, Haaretz reported. Shapiro said Jews are allowed to kill 'those who, by speech, weaken our sovereignty'. "It is permissible to kill the Righteous among Nations even if they are not responsible for the threatening situation," he wrote. Several prominent rabbis, including Rabbi Yithak Ginzburg and Rabbi Yaakov Yosef, have also recommended the book to their students and followers. During the Israeli three-week offensive on the Gaza Strip last year, some leading rabbis issued a ruling which gave permission to kill civilians in the coastal enclave. "It is permitted, according to Jewish Law, to fire shells and bombs at the firing sites, even if they are populated by civilians," read a ruling issued by Rabbi Yaakov Yosef, Rabbi Dov Lior, Rabbi Shalom Dov Wolpe and Rabbi Meir Mazuz. The ruling gave a free hand to Israeli commanders to attack civilian population during the war in the Gaza Strip in which at least 1350 people, including women and children, were killed.
The King's Torah: a rabbinic text or a call to terror? (February 14, 2010) http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1144482.html
The marble-patterned, hardcover book embossed with gold Hebrew letters looks like any other religious commentary you'd find in an Orthodox Judaica bookstore - but reads like a rabbinic instruction manual outlining acceptable scenarios for killing non-Jewish babies, children and adults. The prohibition 'Thou Shalt Not Murder' applies only "to a Jew who kills a Jew," write Rabbis Yitzhak Shapira and Yosef Elitzur of the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar. Non-Jews are "uncompassionate by nature" and attacks on them "curb their evil inclination," while babies and children of Israel's enemies may be killed since "it is clear that they will grow to harm us.? (...) "The King's Torah" reflects a fringe viewpoint held by a minority of rabbis in the West Bank, said Avinoam Rosenak, a Hebrew University professor specializing in settler theology. Asher Cohen, a Bar Ilan University political science professor, thought its influence would be "zero" because it appeals only to extreme ideologues. But the book's wide dissemination and the enthusiastic endorsements of prominent rabbis have spotlighted what might have otherwise remained an isolated commentary. At the entrance to Moriah, a large Jewish bookstore steps from the Western Wall, copies of "The King's Torah" were displayed with children's books and other halachic commentaries. The store manager, who identified himself only as Motti, said the tome has sold "excellently." CLIP Check also Israeli author: Censorship turning Israel into mini-Iran (08/02/2010) (...) "We are gradually becoming a mini-Iran," said Kaniuk. "Everyone talks about the threat of Iran's bombs and missiles, but they forget that the worst thing is this lousy religion, which is flourishing nowadays. They're taking over our lives. It's terrible what they've done to the Jewish religion." CLIP
Zionists Devour Tea Party With Palin Trojan Horse (February 17, 2010)
ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE PERVASIVE INFLUENCE OF THE ZIONIST LOBBY http://novakeo.com/?p=5962
(...) THE KINDA CUTE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT began as a loose affiliation of a smattering of noisy American individuals and groups united in their opposition to Obamas socialist/communist/open immigration agenda.For some reason (hmm), the Zionist press gave this quaint, growing amalgam of fairly numerous, small, regional Tea Party-associated coffee klatches some media play. Make no mistake, most of the Party members were and are sincere grassroots noisemakers.Over the weeks, these often disparate little power centers eventually morphed into the Tea Party Nation, and (hmm) invited Ex-Gov Palin to be the keynote speaker at their First National Tea Party Convention, (as they billed it), in Nashville Tennessee, February 4-6, 2010. For anyone even passively capable of remembering VP Candidate Sarahs putrid declarations of fealty to Zion and Israel, the invitation to, and acceptance by, the one-time VP candidate should have stamped Case Closed for the Tea Party movement then and there. But who does real research anymore? A simple 10 minute examination of the Tea Party Nations actual background power brokers reveals heavy Jewish lobby interests deeply penetrated into the Tea Party organism. End of story. R.I.P. ITS A SIMPLE FACT OF POLITICAL LIFE in America that NO viable, honest political movement shall be permitted to take ten healthy breaths before being probed thoroughly and then taken over by the Zionist political machine which makes Dr. Frankensteins lab success look like Mother Theresa. Zionism like a political Hydra has tentacles firmly and terminally thrust into every major power center in America. We can now add to that sorry roster, the Tea Party phenomenon. CLIP
THE END OF ISRAEL AS WE KNOW IT - THAT IS, UNDER THE CRUSHING INFLUENCE OF ZIONISM - MIGHT NOT BE IN SIGHT YET BUT A GLOBAL CAMPAIGN TO DELEGITIMIZE IT IS UNDER WAY AND IT IS GETTING THEIR ATTENTION NOW.
Think tank: Israel faces global delegitimization campaign
By Barak Ravid, Haaretz Correspondent - 12/02/2010
Israel is facing a global campaign of delegitimization, according to a report by the Reut Institute, made available to the cabinet on Thursday. The Tel Aviv-based security and socioeconomic think tank called on ministers to treat the matter as a strategic threat.
The report cites anti-Israel demonstrations on campuses, protests when Israeli athletes compete abroad, moves in Europe to boycott Israeli products, and threats of arrest warrants for Israeli leaders visiting London.
Reut says the campaign is the work of a worldwide network of private individuals and organizations. They have no hierarchy or overall commander, but work together based on a joint ideology - portraying Israel as a pariah state and denying its right to exist.
Reut lists the network's major hubs - London, Brussels, Madrid, Toronto, San Francisco and the University of California, Berkeley. The network's activists - "delegitimizers" the report dubs them - are relatively marginal: young people, anarchists, migrants and radical political activists. Although they are not many, they raise their profile using public campaigns and media coverage, the report says.
The "delegitimizers" cooperate with organizations engaging in legitimate criticism of Israel's policy in the territories such as Amnesty and Human Rights Watch, blurring the line between legitimate censure and delegitimization. They also promote pro-Palestinian activities in Europe as "trendy," the report says.
The network's activists are not mostly Palestinian, Arab or Muslim. Many of them are European and North American left-wing activists. The Western left has changed its approach to Israel and now sees it as an occupation state, the report says. To those left-wing groups, if in the 1960s Israel was seen as a model for an egalitarian, socialist society, today it epitomizes Western evil.
The delegitimization network sees the fight against the former regime in South Africa as a success model. It believes that like the apartheid regime, the Zionist-Israeli model can be toppled and a one-state model can be established.
The Reut team says the network's groups share symbols and heroes such as the Palestinian boy Mohammed al-Dura, American peace activist Rachel Corrie and joint events like the Durban Conference.
Israel's diplomats overseas, meanwhile, must counter the attempts to delegitimize the country. "The combination of a large Muslim community, a radical left, influential, English-language media and an international university center make London fertile ground for Israel's delegitimization," says Ron Prosor, Israel's ambassador in London.
Prosor gives many interviews to the British media and lectures at university campuses throughout the country. Although he says he has encountered anti-Israel demonstrations on almost every campus, Prosor has told his people to increase their campus activity.
"What is now happening in London universities will happen, at most, in five years at all the large universities in the United States," he says.
The Reut report says Israel is not prepared at all to deal with the threat of delegitimization. The cabinet has not defined the issue as a threat and sees the diplomatic arena as marginal compared to the military one.
"The Foreign Ministry is built for the challenges of the '60s, not the 2000s," the report says. "There are no budgets, not enough diplomats and no appropriate diplomatic doctrine."
Reut recommends setting up a counter-network, in which Israel's embassies in centers of delegitimization activity would serve as "front positions."
The report says the intelligence service should monitor the organizations' activities and study their methods. The cabinet should also confront groups trying to delegitimize Israel but embrace those engaged in legitimate criticism.
The report adds that Israel should not boycott these groups, as Israel's embassy in Washington does with the left-wing lobby J Street. Boycotting critics merely pushes them toward joining the delegitimizers, Reut says.
No Fantasy: India's Dongria Kondh Live Out "Avatar" Scenario
by Julien Bouissou - Le Monde - 10 February 2010
The Dongria Kondh reside far from the studios of Hollywood. Its 8,000 members live in little dried mud houses covered with palm leaves, with neither electricity nor television, withdrawn from the world on a mountain of the Orissa region in the most remote reaches of eastern India. Yet, their history resembles the scenario of James Cameron's box-office-record-breaking film "Avatar," to the point you could imagine the movie was based on it.
Like the Na'vi tribe, which, in the film, desperately tries to prevent humans from exploiting the mining resources of their sacred lands, the Dongria Kondh are threatened with expropriation by a British company - Vedanta Resources - that wants to mine their mountain's bauxite.
"The drama of 'Avatar' - if one takes away multi-colored lemurs, long-nosed horses and android warriors - is playing out today in the hills of Niyamgiri in Orissa," explains Stephen Corry, director of the nongovernmental organization (NGO) Survival International, which defends indigenous peoples.
Monday, February 8, the NGO published an appeal for help for the little tribe in eastern India to James Cameron in Variety, an American magazine devoted to the entertainment industry. "Avatar is fantasy ... and real. The Dongria Kondh tribe in India are struggling to defend their land against a mining company hell-bent on destroying their sacred mountain. Please help the Dongria. ... We have seen your film. Now envision ours," the NGO asks him.
In Orissa, the hills of Niyamgiri are venerated like temples, since, according to the beliefs of the Dongria Kondh, they shelter the spirit of the god Niyam Raja. Every day, the inhabitants pray before little wooden statuettes placed along dirt paths, with offerings of fruit or sacrificed animals set at their feet.
As far as the giant British mining company Vedanta Resources, owned by Indian billionaire Anil Agarwal, is concerned, the main interest of these hills is that they shelter bauxite deposits of exceptional quality. A factory has already been built at the foot of the hills to transform the bauxite into aluminum. But it awaits the mine opening to operate at 100 percent capacity. One hundred and twenty families from the Dongria Kondh tribe who have agreed to be hired now live in concrete houses.
Vedanta Resources has promised them medical infrastructure, schools and lands to reconvert to agriculture. Many of the tribe's children have been victim to malnutrition, and barely five percent of the population know how to read or write.
Disappearance of the Forests
However, according to a report published Tuesday, February 9, by the NGO Amnesty International, the factory inaugurated in 2006 by Vedanta Resources has already begun to pollute watercourses, threatening the health of inhabitants. "We are accustomed to bathing in the stream. But now, I'm afraid to take my children there. My two sons complain of itching," testified one resident, according to the report's authors.
Local NGOs also fear the disappearance of the dense forest that serves as "pantry" for the Dongria Kondh. The inhabitants live from gathering and also seek medicinal plants in the thick vegetation that surrounds them. The Indian Flora and Fauna Institute has warned against the irreversible damage to the environment that mining will entail.
Friday, February 5, the Church of England announced that it was withdrawing its participation in Vedanta Resources' capital - where its share was six million dollars - because the company did not meet its expectations with regard to "respect for human rights." Two years earlier, the Norwegian sovereign fund withdrew its capital for the same reasons.
Local NGOs denounce the threats and intimidation, to which members of the tribe are victim, to leave their lands. In spite of these criticisms, on Tuesday, February 9, the company noted that it would spend ten million dollars to protect the hill and that it would "stimulate the economy of local communities" thanks to the mine's opening. The project, which obtained a green light from the Indian Supreme Court in August 2008, should begin in a few months. The Dongria Kondh tribe seems closer to extinction than to "Avatar's" happy ending.
Here is one of the comments posted there:
Bauxite is also the most common metal ore on the planet and we don't need to topple sacred mountains to get to it. It is pure greed. Corporations need to be held responsible for their environmental destruction. Forget free trade. The US makes more money illegally trafficking humans than even drugs. These markets are run by the wealthiest people who could never be implicated and punished for what they do because they keep the middle men killing each other off constantly. There is no free trade until everyone is free to have a good life without worrying about some corporate criminal coming and stealing their land. America was taken one stone wall at a time. Genocide is policy here but no one will take responsibility for what they do in the name of business as usual. There are no easy answers but unless people start asking some important questions there won't be much a future to look forward to unless your a robot.
Amnesty slams Vedanta Resources (11 February, 2010) http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/5546
Amnesty International this week released a report condemning the behaviour of FTSE 100 mining company Vedanta Resources. The Amnesty report exposes gross human rights violations committed by the company in Orissa, India.Vedanta plans to build a bauxite mine on a mountain sacred to the Dongria Kondh tribe, and has already built a refinery at the base of the hills.Amnesty concludes that, [I]t is clear that Vedanta Resources and its subsidiaries have failed to respect the human rights of the people of Lanjigarh and the Niyamgiri Hills.They add, The proposed bauxite mine threatens the survival of a protected Indigenous community However, these risks have been largely ignored and consultation with and disclosure of information to affected communities have been almost non-existent.The Amnesty report is the latest in a string of devastating criticisms of Vedantas behaviour in Orissa. CLIP
Mining will make them beggars http://www.survivalinternational.org/about/vedanta
Indias Supreme Court has approved the project, but the British government has pointed out that the Court has never been asked to look at the Dongria Kondhs rights. The British government have also said that a change in the companys behaviour is essential. The Dongria remain united in their determination to stop Vedanta from turning their sacred mountain into an industrial wasteland. One of the Supreme Courts conditions is that some of the mines profits are put towards tribal development. But no development or compensation package could cure the problems that mining Niyamgiri will cause: the destruction of a unique environment and culture. The Dongria have accused Vedanta of trying to flood us out with money and have made it clear that: Mining only makes profit for the rich. We will become beggars if the company destroys our mountain and our forest so that they can make money. We dont want the mine or any help at all from the company. Vedanta was founded by Indian billionaire Anil Agarwal, who owns more than half the shares.
Behind the Lies - Revealing short video! http://www.survivalinternational.org/films/behindthelies
Due to the mounting tribal protests and international criticism of their actions in Orissa, India, Vedanta initiated a PR offensive extolling their virtues. But this short film reveals how easily their lies and manipulations can be debunked.
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Anything Beyond The Universe? New Theory Changes Our Destiny
Robert Lanza, M.D.Scientist; author, "Biocentrism" - February 9, 2010
We think our destiny is to journey to Mars and beyond. Yet as we build our spacecraft, we're about to be broadsided - from a different direction - by the most explosive event in history.
Sometime in the future science will be able to create realities that we can't even begin to imagine. As we evolve, we'll be able to construct other information systems that correspond to other realities, universes based on logic completely different from ours and not based on space and time.
Immanuel Kant declared in 1781 that space and time were real, but only indeed as properties of the mind. These algorithms are not only the key to consciousness, but why space and time ? indeed the properties of matter itself - are relative to the observer. But a new theory called biocentrism suggests that space and time may not be the only tools that can be used to construct reality. At present, our destiny is to live and die in the everyday world of up and down. But what if, for example, we changed the algorithms so that instead of time being linear, it was 3-dimensional like space? Consciousness would move through the multiverse. We'd be able to walk through time just like we walk through space. And after creeping along for 4 billion years, life would finally figure out how to escape from its corporeal cage. Our destiny would lie in realities that exist outside of the known physical universe.
Even science fiction is struggling with the implications. In "Avatar," human consciousness is infused into blue aliens that inhabit a wondrous world. However, according to biocentrism, replicating human intelligence or consciousness will require the same kind of algorithms for employing time and space that we enjoy. Everything we experience is a whirl of information occurring in our heads. Time is simply the summation of spatial states - much like the frames in a film - occurring inside the mind. It's just our way of making sense of things. There's also a peculiar intangibility to space. We can't pick it up and bring it to the laboratory. Like time, space isn't an external object. It's part of the mental software that molds information into multidimensional objects.
We take for granted how our mind puts everything together. When I woke up this morning, I was in the middle of a dream that seemed as real as everyday life. I remember looking out over a crowded port with people in the foreground. Further out, there were ships engaged in battle. And still further out to sea was a battleship with radar antenna going around. My mind had somehow created this spatio-temporal experience out of electrochemical information. I could even feel the pebbles under my feet, merging this 3D world with my 'inner' sensations. Life as we know it is defined by this spatial-temporal logic, which traps us in the universe with which we're familiar. Like my dream, the experimental results of quantum theory confirm that the properties of particles in the 'real' world are also observer-determined.
Loren Eiseley once wrote: "While I was sitting one night with a poet friend watching a great opera performed in a tent under arc lights, the poet took my arm and pointed silently. Far up, blundering out of the night, a huge Cecropia moth swept past from light to light over the posturings of the actors. 'He doesn't know,' my friend whispered excitedly. 'He's passing through an alien universe brightly lit but invisible to him. He's in another play; he doesn't see us. He doesn't know. Maybe it's happening right now to us.'"
Like the moth, we can't see beyond the footlights. The universe is just life's launching-pad. But it won't be rockets that take us the next step. The long-sought Theory of Everything was merely missing a component that was too close for us to have noticed. Some of the thrill that came with the announcement that the human genome had been mapped or the idea that we're close to understanding the Big Bang rests in our innate human desire for completeness and totality. But most of these comprehensive theories fail to take into account one crucial factor: We're creating them. It's the biological creature that fashions the stories, that makes the observations, and that gives names to things. And therein lies the great expanse of our oversight, that until now, science hasn't confronted the one thing that's at once most familiar and most mysterious - consciousness.
Reality is simply an information system that involves our consciousness. Until we understand ourselves, we will continue to blunder from light to light, unable to discern the great play that blazes under the opera tent.
Robert Lanza, MD is author of over two dozen scientific books, including "Biocentrism," a new book that lays out his theory of everything.
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Robert Lanza, M.D.: Judgment Day is Coming: Science Suggests Justice Is Inescapable - By Robert Lanza http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-lanza/judgment-day-is-coming-sc_b_427995.html
Will kind people be rewarded for their good deeds? Will the wicked be punished? Yes, according to a new interpretation of recent experiments. Although our science is too primitive for us to fully comprehend, there is a direct and proportional price to pay for any act of cruelty or injustice.Science suggests that there are consequences to our actions that transcend our ordinary, classical way of thinking. Emerson, it turns out, was right: "Every crime is punished, every virtue rewarded, every wrong redressed, in silence and certainty." (...) "Non-separability," said physicist Bernard d'Espagnat, "is now one of the most certain general concepts in physics."We suppose ourselves to be a pond; and if there is any consequence to our actions, if there is any justice, it must approach upon these shores. Yet that night, I sensed the union that the one man and creature has with the other. The fish and I, the criminal and the victim, are one and the same. Justice is built into the fabric of nature. Make no mistake about it: it will be you who looks out the eyes of the victim. Or you can be the recipient of kindness -- whichever you choose. CLIP
This is the text of the Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005.
I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I've ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That's it. No big deal. Just three stories.
The first story is about connecting the dots.
I dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months, but then stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 months or so before I really quit. So why did I drop out?
It started before I was born. My biological mother was a young, unwed college graduate student, and she decided to put me up for adoption. She felt very strongly that I should be adopted by college graduates, so everything was all set for me to be adopted at birth by a lawyer and his wife. Except that when I popped out they decided at the last minute that they really wanted a girl. So my parents, who were on a waiting list, got a call in the middle of the night asking: "We have an unexpected baby boy; do you want him?" They said: "Of course." My biological mother later found out that my mother had never graduated from college and that my father had never graduated from high school. She refused to sign the final adoption papers. She only relented a few months later when my parents promised that I would someday go to college.
And 17 years later I did go to college. But I naively chose a college that was almost as expensive as Stanford, and all of my working-class parents' savings were being spent on my college tuition. After six months, I couldn't see the value in it. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help me figure it out. And here I was spending all of the money my parents had saved their entire life. So I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out OK. It was pretty scary at the time, but looking back it was one of the best decisions I ever made. The minute I dropped out I could stop taking the required classes that didn't interest me, and begin dropping in on the ones that looked interesting.
It wasn't all romantic. I didn't have a dorm room, so I slept on the floor in friends' rooms, I returned coke bottles for the 5¢ deposits to buy food with, and I would walk the 7 miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple. I loved it. And much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on. Let me give you one example:
Reed College at that time offered perhaps the best calligraphy instruction in the country. Throughout the campus every poster, every label on every drawer, was beautifully hand calligraphed. Because I had dropped out and didn't have to take the normal classes, I decided to take a calligraphy class to learn how to do this. I learned about serif and san serif typefaces, about varying the amount of space between different letter combinations, about what makes great typography great. It was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in a way that science can't capture, and I found it fascinating.
None of this had even a hope of any practical application in my life. But ten years later, when we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me. And we designed it all into the Mac. It was the first computer with beautiful typography. If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts. And since Windows just copied the Mac, its likely that no personal computer would have them. If I had never dropped out, I would have never dropped in on this calligraphy class, and personal computers might not have the wonderful typography that they do. Of course it was impossible to connect the dots looking forward when I was in college. But it was very, very clear looking backwards ten years later.
Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
My second story is about love and loss.
I was lucky I found what I loved to do early in life. Woz and I started Apple in my parents garage when I was 20. We worked hard, and in 10 years Apple had grown from just the two of us in a garage into a $2 billion company with over 4000 employees. We had just released our finest creation the Macintosh a year earlier, and I had just turned 30. And then I got fired. How can you get fired from a company you started? Well, as Apple grew we hired someone who I thought was very talented to run the company with me, and for the first year or so things went well. But then our visions of the future began to diverge and eventually we had a falling out. When we did, our Board of Directors sided with him. So at 30 I was out. And very publicly out. What had been the focus of my entire adult life was gone, and it was devastating.
I really didn't know what to do for a few months. I felt that I had let the previous generation of entrepreneurs down - that I had dropped the baton as it was being passed to me. I met with David Packard and Bob Noyce and tried to apologize for screwing up so badly. I was a very public failure, and I even thought about running away from the valley. But something slowly began to dawn on me I still loved what I did. The turn of events at Apple had not changed that one bit. I had been rejected, but I was still in love. And so I decided to start over.
I didn't see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.
During the next five years, I started a company named NeXT, another company named Pixar, and fell in love with an amazing woman who would become my wife. Pixar went on to create the worlds first computer animated feature film, Toy Story, and is now the most successful animation studio in the world. In a remarkable turn of events, Apple bought NeXT, I returned to Apple, and the technology we developed at NeXT is at the heart of Apple's current renaissance. And Laurene and I have a wonderful family together.
I'm pretty sure none of this would have happened if I hadn't been fired from Apple. It was awful tasting medicine, but I guess the patient needed it. Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle.
My third story is about death.
When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: "If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right." It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
About a year ago I was diagnosed with cancer. I had a scan at 7:30 in the morning, and it clearly showed a tumor on my pancreas. I didn't even know what a pancreas was. The doctors told me this was almost certainly a type of cancer that is incurable, and that I should expect to live no longer than three to six months. My doctor advised me to go home and get my affairs in order, which is doctor's code for prepare to die. It means to try to tell your kids everything you thought you'd have the next 10 years to tell them in just a few months. It means to make sure everything is buttoned up so that it will be as easy as possible for your family. It means to say your goodbyes.
I lived with that diagnosis all day. Later that evening I had a biopsy, where they stuck an endoscope down my throat, through my stomach and into my intestines, put a needle into my pancreas and got a few cells from the tumor. I was sedated, but my wife, who was there, told me that when they viewed the cells under a microscope the doctors started crying because it turned out to be a very rare form of pancreatic cancer that is curable with surgery. I had the surgery and I'm fine now.
This was the closest I've been to facing death, and I hope its the closest I get for a few more decades. Having lived through it, I can now say this to you with a bit more certainty than when death was a useful but purely intellectual concept:
No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
When I was young, there was an amazing publication called The Whole Earth Catalog, which was one of the bibles of my generation. It was created by a fellow named Stewart Brand not far from here in Menlo Park, and he brought it to life with his poetic touch. This was in the late 1960's, before personal computers and desktop publishing, so it was all made with typewriters, scissors, and polaroid cameras. It was sort of like Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google came along: it was idealistic, and overflowing with neat tools and great notions.
Stewart and his team put out several issues of The Whole Earth Catalog, and then when it had run its course, they put out a final issue. It was the mid-1970s, and I was your age. On the back cover of their final issue was a photograph of an early morning country road, the kind you might find yourself hitchhiking on if you were so adventurous. Beneath it were the words: "Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish." It was their farewell message as they signed off. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you.
Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.
Thank you all very much.
NOTE from Jean: I fully concur with all Fred wrote below in this riveting, magnificent summary of his discoveries over the past 9 years. It is a long read but really worth your time. Here is how Fred introduced it in the short email he sent me: "You might enjoy the fascinating and inspiring account of how I was drawn down the rabbit hole of UFOs, ETs, and the related major cover-up. As most of you know, what I learned based on reliable, verifiable information has transformed my life and inspired me to spread hope, inspiration, and transformation to all interested. I welcome your thoughts and comments on what I've written."
UFOs and ETs on planet Earth? Speculation based on reliable evidence gives hope, inspiration
February 16, 2010 - by Fred Burks
Introduction: What's Really Going on Here?
As a former language interpreter for presidents and other top government officials, I was present at a number of secret meetings where the only people allowed were the top officials and their interpreters. For most of my 18 years working with the U.S. Department of State, I did not see or hear anything which would support the belief of some of my conspiracy friends that global politics is largely controlled by a small group of evil men behind the scenes who wield inordinate amounts of wealth and power. I laughed at the level of paranoia I perceived in these friends, as I had been in top secret meetings and never seen anything to support their fearful beliefs.
Then in 2001, a wonderful friend sent me a life-changing video. The powerful, reliable information in this astonishing video shook me to the core, as it revealed a major cover-up of UFOs. Generals, astronauts, and other highly respected individuals sharing their personal experiences in this video could not all be lying. This caused me to have to completely reformulate my beliefs about how the world works. It started me on a quest to discover what was really going on behind the scenes.
I dove into serious research and came up with an astounding amount of reliable, verifiable information on a number of major cover-ups which I previously would have dismissed as completely crazy. I then compiled the best of this information on the website WantToKnow.info. This website eventually became quite popular and put me in touch with a number of wonderful, brave researchers who shared reliable information they had gathered on various aspects of these cover-ups.
WantToKnow.info is designed for those who are not already aware of the major cover-ups, so the information provided is limited to that which is highly reliable and generally easy to verify. Because of this, I did not post my own speculation on the website about what is really going on behind all of the cover-ups. Yet based on information I received independently from sources I personally trust, I developed my own theories about the big picture, which I provide here for you.
The information given here is speculative in nature, yet I include many key links for verification. I fully acknowledge that major parts of what I've written could be mistaken. Yet I first came to these basic conclusions in 2002, and most new information I've received since has only strengthened my belief in all of this. Remember as you read that the mass media clearly plays a major role in fabricating the current consensus reality and keeping some of the biggest cover-ups out of the public eye.
I present this material not to convince anyone of its truth. I offer it simply to present the conjectures of someone who has devoted many long hours to exploring these issues with a discerning eye, and with a faith that I am being led by forces greater than myself who are aligned with what's best for all of us. Some of this information is far outside of consensus reality, yet there is lots of reliable evidence to support what I've written. As you will read below, despite all of the major manipulations, I am incredibly optimistic about our future. Thanks for your interest and may you be guided to whatever is best for you and for all of us as you explore this intriguing material.
The Galactic Federation
First, the television program Star Trek is much closer to the truth than anyone might imagine. Im convinced that there is some form of galactic federation of advanced beings from various planets and star systems throughout the galaxy. The vast majority of these beings are far advanced from us both technologically and spiritually. A million years is a very short time in the evolution of a planet. Some of these extraterrestrial species are many millions of years more evolved than us. They generally travel between planets not by mechanical propulsion, but by shifting dimensions.
The federations members all agree to a prime directive similar to that of Star Trek not to disturb the natural evolutionary process of less evolved planets unless help is specifically requested, or unless it is necessary to avoid major disaster. Developing planets are invited to join the galactic federation only after they have evolved to a place where they have expanded beyond the confines of their own world both technologically and spiritually meaning no more wars at the very least. Many researchers of these matters, including myself, are hopeful that humanity will soon move rapidly in that direction, so that Earth will eventually be considered for membership.
A Brief Speculative History: The Evolution of Humanity
Key researchers of UFO matters speculate that there are a few relatively young ET (extraterrestrial) species which have developed the technology of interstellar travel, yet spiritually are lagging. They are not part of the galactic federation, nor do they feel obligated to abide by its guidelines. Like the Klingons of Star Trek, these species at times ignore the prime directive and manipulate the natural evolution of developing planets for their own benefit.
These researchers speculate that at key points in ancient human history, members of these ET races chose select human women for procreation to inject more intelligent, capable genes into humankind, thus upgrading human capabilities. This may have been done for scientific purposes such as to upgrade the pool of genetic possibilities available to the ETs or to correct perceived deficiencies in their genetic code, or simply to forward evolutionary agendas.
According to this theory, at certain times in ancient human history, these sons of gods (in the eyes of early humans) came down to procreate with the daughters of men, as is mentioned in Genesis 6 in the Bible and other ancient writings. Stories in the texts of various religions make a lot of sense if you consider that what was being described might have been some kind of extraterrestrial contact, for instance, Moses and the burning bush, Muhammads trip into the heavens described in the Koran, virgin births, chariots of fire in the Bible and other ancient sources, and more.
Nuclear Dangers Draw ET Interest
As humanity progressed through the industrial revolution and then developed nuclear capabilities in WWII, many ET species began to pay more attention to developments in our world. This would account for the large increase in UFO sightings during and after WWII. A few more advanced species became concerned that we could seriously damage our planet. Many UFO sightings occur around facilities with nuclear and military capabilities. The famous 1947 Roswell incident, where two UFOs may have crashed and been recovered in the New Mexico desert, took place right near where the 509th bomb group was located the only nuclear-capable jet fleet in the world at that time!
Some of the more advanced species may be sending clear warnings to those in power not to play with nuclear bombs. Three military witnesses in the landmark book Disclosure describe riveting personal experiences with UFOs where nuclear warheads were either disarmed or destroyed. In one case, at least 16 nuclear warheads were disarmed after UFOs were sighted over two U.S. military bases firing pencil-thin red beams into the warheads.
One of the reasons Im so optimistic about our future is that even though some of the less advanced ET species may be causing problems here, other species far advanced of them will not allow us or any other species to badly damage the planet or the human race. In accordance with the prime directive, they will implement the minimum intervention necessary to keep things in balance. The vast majority of people on the planet may not even know that there was intervention. A significant number of caring individuals, including myself, are already sending requests to the more advanced ETs not to allow things to get out of hand, and to help us in whatever way is best.
The Control Group
After the recovery of two downed UFOs at Roswell in 1947, it is speculated that Majestic 12 was formed. A secret task force comprised of top military and government officials, this group advised the president on the UFO situation and was charged with doing everything necessary to keep information on the subject top secret for reasons of national security. Actions taken by this group may have led to secret contact with the ETs, and a meeting between Eisenhower and some ETs.
At this meeting, agreements were made whereby one species of ETs was given permission to conduct genetic studies on the planet (cattle mutilations, abductions) in exchange for helping the U.S. to develop and advance its technology. This apparently was one of the lesser-evolved species. Lasers, the integrated circuit, and fiber optics were just a few of the technologies seeded by these ETs secretly through military channels to select research groups in large corporations (see the book The Day After Roswell by Colonel Philip J. Corso, who was in charge of seeding this technology).
During Eisenhowers presidency, a major power struggle erupted over UFO technology. Eisenhower lost control of the subject, which is likely one reason why in his farewell speech on leaving the presidency, he gives the following stern warning, We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist.
Through the ever-increasing secrecy around this issue, everything related to UFOs became hidden even to later presidents. A culture of intense secrecy was formed, whereby all involved in these unacknowledged or black projects on UFOs and related material were strictly prohibited from discussing any information, except on a need to know basis.
A Culture of Strict Control and Secrecy
Something to remember in dealing with secrecy and major cover-ups is that governments are massive bureaucracies and thus very inefficient in general and incapable of carrying out detailed secret plans. However, the military and intelligence branches of government are rigid hierarchies in which everyone knows their position. Superiors who give commands are very rarely questioned. Just the words "Yes, sir" bring up images of a "good soldier" in the military.
The massive Manhattan Project (development of the first atomic bomb) is one example of a huge military project that was successfully kept secret for years. The building of an entire city to support the project in Oak Ridge, Tennessee at the time was successfully kept secret even from the state's governor. It is only through the use of the highly organized military and intelligence services that the world's power elite, working together with key allies in government and the media, are able to carry out major cover-ups and secret operations like those involved with UFOs and ETs.
A person must have special clearance to even get close to the group involved with UFOs and advanced technologies. Once a person reaches a certain level within this secret community and has been screened and cleared, if they agree to go deeper and thus be exposed to sensitive parts of the cover-up, they must agree to give up quite a bit of their freedom. Microchips are implanted in their bone to track their whereabouts. They are frequently monitored and strictly forbidden from sharing any secret information with anyone, under threat of severe penalties, including death if necessary.
Everything that those with this special clearance publish or write even their emails is screened for content. They have become a part of what is almost like a secret brotherhood or secret society. And there is no turning back once youre in. You do what you are told by your superiors no questions asked. Only a very few of these people have ever managed to escape and get information out. The large majority of them likely enjoy the power of their positions, and thus are willing to put up with the restrictions on their liberty in exchange for money, power, and knowledge.
Even among this secret group, which likely involves many thousands of people, very few have any idea of the full scope and scale of all that is going on. Some dont even know that their work is based in UFO technologies. Complex layers of secrecy (compartmentalization) and the passing of sensitive information on a need to know basis ensure that only a few at the top of the command structure know the big picture. Highly sophisticated disinformation programs also lead even insiders into false beliefs about the cover-up. It is unlikely than any one person knows all of what is going on, as like in any large society, there is infighting for control and power all the way to the very top.
Dr. Steven M. Greer, an MD and former head of a hospital ER, is the head of the Disclosure Project, which has riveting testimony from over 400 government and military witnesses on the UFO cover-up. Dr. Greer has met a few of the top echelon within the secret group. He estimates that as many as 40% of the top leaders in this secret structure now feel that everything has gone too far, and that its time for a large-scale disclosure. Major shifts and changes are happening in this structure as people all over are gradually awakening to the fact that we are all interconnected at the deepest levels.
Like humans, ETs have their strengths and weaknesses. It appears that while many, if not most ETs are either benevolent or neutral, others are more interested in control and dominance. Some of these work with key individuals both inside and outside of the secret group which manages the cover-up. They particularly interact with a select group of powerful men we might call the controllers. These are the ones at the top of the pyramid in the brotherhood mentioned above. These controllers now have unprecedented control over the press, corporations, drug trade, stock market, oil and energy production, and lots more. They facilitated the 9/11 attacks in order to promote fear and war.
Empowering ETs and Humans
Other ETs, along with groups of humans and many individuals like myself, are focused on uncovering the intentions of the controllers at the same time as we lay the foundations for planetary transformation. We are working to help humanity wake up to all that is going on around them and to the infinite potential within them, so that humankind might eventually join the galactic community.
We are focused, each in our own way, on spreading love and empowerment with no desire to work against anyone. We know that the controllers dont fully understand what they are doing, as their personalities and beliefs have been twisted by their own upbringing and many other factors. We are actively working to stop the destructive behavior of these controllers, yet even as we do this, we recognize that all beings are in their essence divine and fully worthy of love and empowerment. Both advanced ETs and humans working with them have no doubt that in the end, love always prevails.
Aside from these ETs, there are a large variety of beings or spirits who do not have physical bodies. The vast majority of these beings are far advanced of us spiritually, though like the ETs, among them are some less evolved spirits who dont yet understand the transformative power of love. By asking for guidance from the spirits (call them angels if you like) who spread love and empowerment, we can deeply enrich our personal lives and help to shift the planet into a new paradigm.
We tend to attract to us whatever we hold deepest and strongest inside ourselves. Let us work to become more aware of both our conscious and unconscious beliefs as we develop clear intentions and seek guidance in this. There are many sources of guidance and inspiration if we only choose to open to them. By first committing ourselves to a path of love, healing, and empowerment, and then doing our best to fully live that path, and by inviting guidance from empowering ETs and other beings and forces more aware than ourselves, we can and will transform our lives and world.
The controllers are working hard to consolidate the global economy under the multinational corporations which they own and control. They know that cheap new energy sources would allow people to become independent of the power grid that they now control. It would also destroy the oil economy which in so many ways dominates the world and keeps those in power rich. So they will take whatever measures necessary, including killing people, to keep new energy sources from becoming available. They often use national security as the excuse to forward their plans. Patents for new energy devices and inventions are known to have been seized for national security reasons.
These controllers now have incredible influence over the mass media, and thus public perception. Just 10 years ago, 50 corporations jointly controlled most of the mass media. Today it is dominated by less than ten enormous transnational conglomerates. The controllers also have their hands in the international drug trade (largely through the CIA), and can have great influence on the stock market through the huge amounts of cash they control as a result of the cash-only drug trade.
One of the reasons these people wanted 9/11 was that the Taliban began to eradicate opium production in Afghanistan in mid 2000, thus decimating the cash income through drugs of the controllers. In 2000, Afghanistan provided over 70% of the world's heroin. By 2001, it had dropped to almost nothing. Yet by the end of 2002, under an American installed puppet (a former Unocal contractor), the opium trade had surpassed the levels of 2000! If you dont believe it, follow the links. 9/11 provided a convenient pretext to invade Afghanistan and revive the profitable opium industry.
The controllers realize that there are several powerful methods to control people: (1) create as much fear as possible while encouraging people to feel like victims, (2) convince citizens of the need for ever more secrecy, (3) keep the public polarized and (4) distract people from their deeper purpose in life through promoting consumerism, empty sex, drugs, the money chase, and more. 9/11 and the war on terrorism are part of an extended plan to promote these methods so that the controllers can eventually gain unbridled control of the politics and economics of the whole planet.
Ultimately, it is the collective fear, secrecy, polarization, and loss of purpose within all of us that has allowed leaders to take power who would subvert democracy, and who would take away our freedoms and liberties. By each one of us making a commitment to work on these issues both inside of ourselves and out in the world and to inspire others to do the same we can and will change our collective direction and build a solid foundation for a brighter future.
The simple way to counteract the methods of the controllers is to do our best to (1) transform fear into love, (2) promote transparency, (3) recognize and overcome polarization, and (4) continually develop and refine our deepest intentions for life and then live these intentions. We can also empower ourselves by noticing when we feel like victims, and choosing instead to take responsibility for how we interpret our lives. Coming together to do this in groups provides support and magnifies all these efforts. The more people who join in these efforts, the less control the elite group has over our world. And its already happening! We are rapidly developing a new paradigm on this planet!!!
When we learn about things that appear to be bad or wrong, its easy to place the responsibility outside of ourselves. Its very easy to blame others, like the controllers, for everything thats wrong with our world. Yet ultimately, we all are co-creators here. We all play a role in everything that goes on. When we commit to look inside of ourselves for the reason things arent working the way we would like, we can make a big difference.
By working to transform fear and hatred inside of ourselves, we can play a significant role in creating more love and empowerment not only in our own lives, but also in the world around us. I am totally committed to do my very best to love, heal, and empower myself and all beings on this planet and beyond. I invite you to join me in this in whatever way feels right to you.
The Internet A Powerful Source of Information
So I suspect there has been ET intervention throughout the history of humankind, with greatly increased contact over the last 50 years. For decades, there have been huge cover-ups around energy, wars, drugs, and news coverage of these. All this information has been strictly suppressed through a variety of means and for a variety of reasons. With the advent of the Internet, however, the flow of information on all the cover-ups has become much more difficult to control.
The controllers are very aware of the power of the Internet. They have a very well developed disinformation campaign working through a great variety of websites and other sources to lead researchers astray. That is why WantToKnow.info has been very careful to focus on information that can be verified and that comes from trustworthy sources. If people are careful to verify and substantiate what they find on the Internet, they can now research and discover for themselves what is really going on in the world. This is another reason Im very optimistic about the future.
Does Anybody Want to Know?
From all this, it is clear that my entire view of the world shifted radically beginning in 2001. Before that, I was deeply convinced that there were no really huge cover-ups. Once I learned what was going on, however, I was eager to share this information with my friends. Yet to my great surprise, most of my friends didnt want to hear about it. As almost everything I had learned was based on solid, verifiable evidence, I had assumed that others would be both concerned and fascinated. I was very wrong. I found that few even of my close friends really wanted to know anything that would disturb their comfortable view of reality.
Ive now become very clear that most people are not willing to let their established concepts of the world go so easily. It can feel threatening to most people to learn that they have been massively deceived. Ive learned that Im more flexible than most in changing even deeply held beliefs when presented with evidence which clearly shows these beliefs to be mistaken. I now encourage people to explore how to develop a more open mind and more fluid intelligence if they want to play a significant role in the transformation of our planet.
I have also found that very few people are deeply committed to whats best for all of us. Few are really interested even in consciously moving in that direction. On meeting new friends, I now generally expect most people not to be interested in all this, though I almost always put out feelers, just in case. I have no desire to push anyone into believing anything. Yet I do love talking about both the cover-ups and the transformation movements sweeping our planet with the few who are really open, and especially with the even fewer who already knew about some of this before I did.
Thankfully, the deeper I open to all of this, the more I meet people from around the world who do share my commitment and my desire to know what's really happening, no matter how ugly it may be. Its great to now be in contact with courageous, pioneering people not only from across the U.S., but also from Australia, New Zealand, Germany, and many other countries. Yet no matter how little or how much friends support me, Im just excited to have gained all of this knowledge. I truly want to know whats happening in the world, so that I can be more effective in promoting transformation.
Im aware now that some of the controllers would like to steer us into World War III. And Im really OK with that. Even if in a worst-case scenario we end up completely destroying the planet, I know that this would simply mean that all of our souls would migrate somewhere else to try again to learn that love is the way back into wholeness. Now I highly doubt that we will destroy the Earth. Im actually incredibly optimistic, yet Im also prepared for anything. Based on my belief in the divine interconnectedness of all beings, I fully trust that whats best for all is what happens always.
No Fear. Its Why Im Here!
Its remarkable how Ive hardly felt scared by even the most twisted activities Ive learned about. The reason is that for the first time in my life, its very clear to me why I ended up living on this planet now. I'm here because this is a unique time when many souls on the planet are awakening from their slumber and being presented with a choice. We have the choice, upon being exposed to all this, to go back to sleep and be led into disempowering realms, or to wake up and join in creating a beautiful new paradigm based in love and cooperation. I am very clear that I am here with many others to invite all people on this planet to choose a new paradigm now and to help create it together.
I am totally jazzed and passionate about playing my role in transforming this planet into a place of love, healing, and empowerment for all! Yea!!! In the years since learning about all the cover-ups, I have become incredibly clear that I was called here not just to invite people to awaken, but also to help spread love and empowerment to all who are open to it. What a joyful mission to have, no matter what might happen in the future!
I am very excited about inviting all I meet to work towards transforming fear into love, towards moving from victim consciousness to becoming powerful creators in our lives, towards developing and refining our purpose and intentions in life, and towards truly seeing all beings as divine. What an exciting mission to have! And I get to work with many wonderful, courageous souls who are passionate about this work, too! How awesome is that!!!
Shifting Focus to the New Paradigm
Having researched major cover-ups almost full time for several years now, I feel I have the big picture pretty well down. I see the plan of the controllers, yet I also surrender to the greater divine plan of All That Is. The knowledge I've gained has helped me to awaken to who I am and what Im doing here. Im now ready and very excited to spend much less time on researching the cover-ups, and focus my energies much more on creating a new paradigm of love, healing, and empowerment for all. I'm thrilled about all the transformation happening in my own life and in the world around me!
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NOTE from Jean: Like me you've probably read before about the mysterious Morgellons disease that has been reported for many years - and which is now spreading worldwide, mainly in developed countries. At first derided by unresponsive and uninterested physicians as an imaginary problem, it has now been recognized by the CDC as an 'unexplained dermopathy' which they are now studying. Some have attributed its origin to the chemtrails - amongst other things. Well, as I finally discovered through this article and especially through the material available on Dr Hildegarde Staningerwebsite, it would appear that it is one of the many unintended consequences of the increasingly widespread use of nanotechnology and especially nanoparticles which "come into the body without stimulating the immune system and within the digestive tract these particles literally assemble by using our body materials to make its network of fibers." A complete moratorium on the use of any type of nanoparticles urgently needs to be implemented and their Environmental Risks must be thoroughly studied before spreading more of this potentially extremely dangerous new form of pollution. Adding this global threat to the existing toxic contamination of our environment and bodies because of our reliance on and dissemination of over 80,000 man-made chemical compounds, to the growing radioactive pollution of our planet due in great part to the use of Depleted Uranium in war theatres and practice ranges around the world, to the spread of GMO contamination in all of nature, to the increasing exposure to electromagnetic pollution because of cell phone and WiFi communications, and God knows what else could very well be the straw that breaks the camel's back...
It is said truth is stranger than fiction, but for the 100,000 plus individuals who suffer from Morgellons, it is nothing less than a nightmare. 100% science fiction movie making material is being lived out in their daily struggle for sanity. The sensation of bugs crawling, stinging, and biting underneath the skin and even inside places like the ears and eyes. Often, there are no visible signs of a bug or parasite and tests will come back negative for any of these life forms.
Once the nano invasion has assembled on the host, it begins to build things like hideous networks of fibers on the skin and/or hair follicles. Most of the medical community, both conventional and alternative, has no clue what this is and yet the projections from clinicians that are treating this group is said to be growing at a 1000 cases a day worldwide.
As of Dec 2009, the CDC has no reportable information on Morgellons disease or what it terms an 'unexplained dermopathy'. On September 24, 2009, the CDC convened an external review panel made up of experts from the fields of dermatology, infectious diseases, public health, and mental health which examined the study activities to date and provided advice on future activities. They further state that IF they have something to report, they may or may not do so on their website.
Essentially what they said is that they have decided upon and assembled a panel of experts to talk about this mysterious skin condition. This panel examined the 'study activities' of what, they didn't say; and gave advice, on what, again they did not disclose. They do not have conclusive analysis reports or even mention case references that they have actually seen a lab report analyzing the skin fibers or documenting the medical symptoms.
Unfortunately, because the AMA and medical community rely on the CDC for its official reports on any type of illness, the authority channels we rely on for information, diagnosis, and treatment are still in the dark on this disease. Many practitioners in the medical community actually categorize Morgellon/Morgellons as delusional parasitosis.
In the Fall of 2006, Dr. Staninger conducted a privately funded project to identify the composition of Morgellons' fibers. She states that Morgellons is a disease that affects humans and animals with a minimum of 93 Morgellons Symptoms. Humans experience different colored fibers growing out of their skin with the presence of lesions that ooze a gel like material or may have the feeling of hot burning glass ripping through the underside of their skin as a needle.
Toxicological Pathology evaluations of specimens taken from a patient who was diagnosed with this disease and was having a knee replacement operation revealed that the specimen contained silica and silicone.
Further analysis of these specimens using Micro Raman technology revealed that the fibers that grew out of this same patient were composed of a two part polyester like a plastic straw within a straw with a head that was made up of silicone. Polyester is a definite man-made material. It is "nylon" by another name. Nylon is a compound that is a lipophatic compound, just as silicone.
In addition, high density polyethylene fibers were found in a different patient's heel of their foot. The difference in these compounds and ones that are man-made in a chemical factory are that they have a size, which is measured at a NANO level.
Nano is nine decimals below the zero or 0.000,000,001.3 It is smaller than the width of a human hair. How can something so small be so harmful to humans?
The nano material, which has many forms such as smart dust, nano gels, quantum dots, nano tube, nano wire, nano bots, nano horns are all part of the growing field of nanotechnology. If something is so small that it does not stimulate the immune system to react to its foreign invasion of the cell, new cellular toxicological reactions will occur. Collectively these materials were found in specimens taken from the same patient who had the knee replacement operation. The individual had blue fibers that would not burn at 1,400 degrees F and harden gels that made lesions. The callus-like scab had cat-like claws on its underside.
In a nutshell she states, these nano advanced materials are 100% man-made. They come into the body without stimulating the immune system and within the digestive tract these particles literally assemble by using our body materials to make its network of fibers.
Most importantly, Dr. Staninger is full speed ahead when it comes to her Morgellons treatment and laboratory analysis; mapping the health complications like nutritional deficiencies associated with disease, and most importantly her documentation on FIR therapy. She promises several books soon (they are at the publisher right now) and we will be adding them to our recommended reading list ASAP.
EXPOSURE TO AERIAL EMISSIONS OF NANO COMPOSITE MATERIALS RESULTED IN CHOLINESTERASE INHIBITION: http://www.hildegarde-staninger.com/exposure-to-aerial-emissions-.html Background: During the summer of 2007 in Phoenix, Arizona, a female age 51 was exposed to aerial spraying for weather modification and vector control (mosquito) as performed through G-1 requirements and Project Earth Scope1. She was at home and had her windows open and went outside of her home to see what was happening. She immediately felt a burning and tingling sensation and became ill. After numerous analytical testing and physician evaluations, it was determined she was exposed at a minimum to nano composite material and Sencil1 technology due to specimens of the materials taken from her body appeared to be hair follicles, but were not upon laboratory analysis. The sample melted at 650 degrees C, while human hair melts at just above 135 degrees C and synthetic hair melts at approximately 225 degreesC.
(...) Conclusion: The female individual was exposed to advanced nano microbic materials that resulted in the production of fibers, nano composites, and nano particles in her body that reacted to her organ systems as previous stated in this paper.In conclusion, the individual has suffered from severe chronic AChE inhibition, reduction and poisoning from nano particulates. These materials can interfere with her metabolic processes and primarily her gastrointestinal track, heart, lungs, and kidneys.Previous clinical histories confirm the exposure to childhood viral vectors including the inoculation of polio vaccine as a child. Viral vectors and adenoviral protein envelops are precursors to the interaction of Vitamin D for the later factor, with SEVERE AChE Inhibition from exposure to nanoparticles, which are more toxic than regular chemical/pesticides within the cell and its organelles defense systems.Aerial emission levels of strontium are monitored by the US Forestry Office. Strontium will interact with the metabolites of vitamin D and cause toxicological mechanisms that will result in vitamin D deficiencies. Nano tubes have been made of silicon-carbon and strontium. Strontium is the element of choice due to its use as a sensor material for sending and receiving for nano antenna advanced materials design. Further studies will be necessary for the determination of NO Effect Level from exposure to nano particulates and composites. Mankind is at the initiation point of determining the toxicological mechanisms from exposure to advanced nano microbic materials. We need to know the exact level, that they do not pose a threat to the health and safety of a human being as well as to the environment and its inhabitants. Especially, since a major risk from exposure is through aerial emissions over land and sea.
SMART DUST: DEFENDING THE LAND, AIR, and SEA and ITS GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT THROUGH DEPOPULATION WARS. (December 27, 2009) http://www.hildegarde-staninger.com/smart-dust-and-its-global-environmental-impact.html Abstract: The world is in the cataclysmic reactor of the universe where mankind is desperately trying to protect his nations through the advancement of science, medicine, and technology. And at the same time, the use of his bionanotechnology architecturally designed commercial products are at a fork in the road with the possibility of killing many of its inhabitants without the destruction of a single building. This is the time for all people to listen to their hearts and realize, that through the advancement of nanotechnology and its bridge to artificial biology, their greatest creation, Smart Dust, will be the way something nearly invisible could become our greatest national security threat. Its use as a monitoring tool has taken many tolls on the global population of plants, animals, and mankind. Whether it was designed as a universal surveillance tool or the monitoring tool of the rate of death of a tree, it is here and is part of the global dominance race involving smart nanotechnology. This paper will present a historical overview and a pictorial overview of field observations of the technology as found in the human population of the United States of America.
(...) Summation and Conclusions: Nanotechnology investors, military, academia, and industry are the partners of the global rise in the many different benefits for the utilization of nanotechnology. Through this rise of phenomenal technology under the auspices of benefiting mankind and the environment, one can only pray to a higher being that through its release into the environment, planned or accidental, remedies will be made for its antidote upon exposure. The use of silane, alone, as a tracking compound with smart dust and/or antimicrobial coating on nanoparticles, can be antidoted in the human body with the use of Opaline Dry Oxy Granules and Dr. Willards Catatlytic Altered Water. (35) It will decompose and the silicon/silica by-products will be released from the lymph nodes. Silicon nanotubes react with variable pHs, which can be further mediated with the application of alkalinized water as found in Kangen/Enigic alkalinizing water products.Looking again at Figure 10-10, one can only wonder who is the true mastermind - a mastermind who created something that can be nearly invisible to the naked eye, yet become our greatest national security threat, as it can cause the death of mankind with a simple flip of a switch, as nanotechnology advances into the realms of synthetic biology and nanovectored gene delivery systems. Time will only tell us after She has run through the universe with Eternity, holding their hands together, as they are looking over their shoulders at Mother Earth and her children, saying, Where Have They All Gone?
Nanotechnology and The Pollution Risks of Nanoparticles in the Environment http://www.azocleantech.com/details.asp?NewsID=5913
Nanoparticles offer multiple benefits to society in areas such as medicine, energy production and conservation, and pollution clean-up. Because nanoparticles is a relatively new technology area, we need to understand the dangers nanoparticles pose in the environment before their use becomes widespread. Environmental scientists are developing methods to assess nanoparticle distribution, fate, and toxicity in the environment. Naturally, a key part of the science relates to understanding how nanoparticles change once they interact with the environment. CLIP
Is Morgellons Contagious? http://www.healinggrapevine.com/morgellons/is-morgellons-contagious.html
(...) Is Morgellons contagious? According to Dr. Staninger's findings, the answer is - no. To be completely clear here, it is not a specific pathogen associated with Morgellons to 'catch'. It is a toxicological condition and most recognizable when affecting the skin; a contamination from exposure to advanced nano materials and according to Dr. Staninger we are being exposed to it everywhere.This is the interview audio where we are talking with Dr. Staninger and she goes into great detail with regard to the specimens and laboratory analysis that confirm the presence of advanced nano materials. Here is the link to the site that publishes all of Dr Staninger 's papers.It is in our food as GMOs, modified food starches, artificial ingredients, preservatives...the list is huge and the fact is many of the terms for these nano foods are cleverly marketed so as not to reveal what they really are, for example - low fat and instant. It is in our medicines, both pharmaceutical and over the counter (OTC), nano enhanced for delivery including meds that are time released. It is in the air as weather manipulation tactics, aerial vaccines, as smart dust surveillance for data gathering. Out of the 151 patients that Dr. Staninger has successfully treated for the Morgellons condition, every one had tissue samples or fibers that were analyzed and identified as an advanced nano material. Every single patient. This is an artificial intelligence, at the nano level, being introduced to our inside and outside environments. It is a self replicating, self assembling technology that is feeding on the toxic environment of our bodies. As they build networks within our tissues it generally makes us itch and want to crawl out of our skin.
(...) How do we protect ourselves for the coming future of bio and nanotechnology?First by eliminating as many of the vector points of contamination to advanced nano materials as we can: Stop eating processed and fast foods and most products we buy off the grocery store shelves! Watch "Food, Inc" for the full story. Do not get vaccines/immunizations, this is one of the easiest ways to become contaminated with advanced nano materials and unfortunately one of the primary testing grounds for nanotechnology in the industry. If you are on pharmaceutical meds; begin educating yourself on what you are taking. If your doctor can't answer it, please do yourself the single most important thing and get one that can. CLIP
Morgellons Alert - Dangers of Experimenting On Yourself (February 18th, 2010) http://blog.healinggrapevine.com/morgellons/morgellons-alert-dangers-of-experimenting-on-yourself/
(...) The research that has come out of my past 4 years on analyzing fibers, specimens, and Morgellons patients has led to a protocol that when followed, leads to recovery. I work in conjunction with the primary physician for each case. (...) Let me start right now with a few DO NOT DO if you suspect you have contracted Morgellons: 1. Do not take any collodial, ionic, or nano silver products. All forms of silver are extremely cumulative once they enter body tissues, and very little is excreted. It will accumulate in the body and excrete primarily in the intestinal colon. It will make silver protein when mixed with halogen based oxides and has been associated with cellular and embryonic tissue death. Also Ionic Gold and Monatomic Gold, ect No Metals! 2. Do not take MMS, sodium chorite. 3. Do not use R.I.F.E therapy or any other Zapper type electro magnetically charged therapy due to the possible interaction of nano piezo electrical devices and nano metal composites. CLIP
MORGELLONS : A NEW CLASSIFICATION (Feb 02 2010) http://newresearchfindingstwo.blogspot.com/2010/02/morgellons-new-classification.html
The so-called "Morgellons" condition has thus far defied proper identification as to its root causes or nature. Although there appear to be many varieties of manifestation, this researcher has from the beginning attempted to identify and focus on those aspects that exist as common denominators. Available resources and technology by necessity limit the scope of this examination, and it is expected that additional discovery will come to light. At the present time, however, a set of four primary components has been established at the microscopic level as having , at the very least, some degree of association with the condition. These are (at a minimum): 1. An encasing filament structure, generally on the order of 12 to 20 microns in thickness, and it is this form which is visible to the human eye. This encasing filament may contain an internal network of sub-micron filaments, or some combination of the following items on this list. 2. A chlamydia-like organism (Chlamydia pneumonia is the strongest candidate thus far) measuring on the order of 0.5 to 0.8 microns. 3. A pleomorphic form (Mycoplasma-like is the strongest candidate thus far). 4. An erythrocytic (red blood cell - likely artificial or modified) form. It is proposed that one reason that this set of organisms has defied definition is because IT NEVER HAS existed before, i.e., it is indeed a "new" organism. CLIP
Morgellons disease: Managing a mysterious skin condition http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/morgellons-disease/sn00043
Morgellons disease is mysterious and controversial. Here you'll find answers to common questions about Morgellons disease and suggestions for coping with it. By Mayo Clinic staff
GMO and Morgellons Disease (March 27, 2008) http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=8464
Since the Clinton administration made biotechnology a strategic priority for U.S. government backing (1), giant transnational agri-business concerns have aggressively taken over the global food chain by flooding it with Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) without regard for the consequences to the earth or its inhabitants. This takeover not only has the potential for global economic devastation, but threatens the earths population with far-reaching health concerns as well. One health concern that seems to coincide with the GMO revolution is Morgellons disease. What if the advent of Morgellons disease has something to do with the ingestion of GMO foods? CLIP
Morgellons Disease http://www.dldewey.com/morgel.htm
New Lab Findings Point To Silicone/Silica and High Density Polyethlyene Fibers,Are These Now Being Sprayed On Meats and Vegetables? It appears, new lab findings using tissue and bone specimens have solved some of the mysteries of Morgellons Disease. (...) FDA Approved New Virus Sprays For Foods - August, 2006.The FDA approved nano-virile protein bacteria eaters that work on deli meats and other ready-to-eat foods in August, 2006. Food manufacturers started spraying this new nanotechnology viruses on meats and vegetables in August 2006. Intralytix Corporation, based in Baltimore, first petitioned the FDA in 2002 to allow the viruses to be used as an additive. It has since licensed the product to a multinational company, which is marketing the virus spray worldwide.The viruses are known as bacteriophages, viruses that kill bacteria, or phages for short. Phages have been around a long time, living as parasites inside many bacteria. Intralytix uses biotechnology to grow viral phages in a culture with Listeria, in theory teaching the viruses to recognize the bacteria. The FDA-approved cocktail contains six different viruses intended to attack one strain of bacteria. This mixture is then sprayed on food. (...) Morgellons - A disease in which individuals have the growth of fibers from their skin that burn at 1,700 degrees F and do not melt. (20) A private study to determine the chemical and biological composition of these fibers has shown that the fibers' outer casing is made up of high density polyethylene fiber (HDPE). The fiber material is used commonly in the manufacture of fiber optics. There is no history of the individual in that industry or coming into contact with this material. It was further determined that this material is used throughout the bio nanotechnology world as a compound to encapsulate a viral protein envelope, which is composed of a viron (1/150th times smaller than a virus) with DNA, RNA, RNAi (mutated RNA) or RNAsi linear or ring plasmids for specific functions CLIP
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