January 30, 2001

Miscellaneous Subjects #60: A Passionate comment on "Just 5 Minutes More" + Mad Cow Death in Vermont + Mad Cow Disease - The Killer Disease for a New World Order + Bush's Ties To Monsanto + Analysis finds Democrats had most invalid votes in Florida + Bush Working to Reverse Food Safety Rules + Where are the heroes of today? + UN Scientists Issue Dire Warning about Climate Change + City of Ancients

Hello everyone

There has been some interesting comments (see below) and more details came through regarding the high possibility of a Mad Cow Disease outbreak in North America, although the actual number of cases may very well remain fairly low for a good number of years because of the very slow development of this strange and mysterious disease. So this is any issue that should remain a prime focus of attention in the coming years. Interestingly, a number of related developments in the news surfaced the day after I widely networked to my media list the info on that...

As suggested in a comment I received, I made a search on the Net (on www.google.com) with the words "Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease" and the best resource it seems - for those who want to further explore this issue - is at http://www.mad-cow.org

And as usual there's lots more to consider below ;-)

Jean Hudon
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator

P.S. See also "Purina Stops Using Ruminant Input in Feed"

And the latest article by Jackie Alan Giuliano
"Space Seeds in China - A Miracle or Ecological Disaster?" at

Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001
From: Barbara Antrobus <ladihawk@mweb.co.za>
Subject: A Simple Thank You...... Re: Miscellaneous Subjects #59:

Dear Jean and Tony and Dorothy

After wiping the tears from my eyes, I am now able to write to you all who contributed to Jean's Miscellaneous Subjects #59, especially to Tony Budell (Just 5 Minutes More), to my neighbouring country citizen, Dorothy Wakeling, (I live in South Africa), for her plea to all Zimbabweans and to Jean for the story of Kyle.

This compilation touched me particularly because yesterday (the 25th January, the date I received your compilation), I had to deal with the news of two people I know who had been killed in two seperate motor accidents. Not two hours after reeling from the news of the one person, I heard news of the second - both women, one leaving her 4 year old son without a mother. As I pondered the deaths of these two people, the message came through loud and clear that we NEVER KNOW when our time on this earth plane is ended therefore we really ought to live each moment in the moment - in the NOW. Each person I have spoken to concerning these sudden deaths that have shaken us so, says the same thing. It seems as though the Universe is giving us a wake-up call to BE who we really are and we can only BE when we are in the moment.

Let us take just five minutes, just one minute to give our love, our friendship to those we are holding back from. Then we will never have to say, "If only ...... " It's not whether 'they' deserve it or not, it's whether we are big enough or courageous enough to be humble - to be compassionate.

Yes, Zimbabweans, South Africans (fast becoming a corrupt nation of murderers, rapists, thieves....), the rest of Africa .... the rest of the world .... WAKE UP and take responsibility for your actions, change your actions and BE "in full integrity" instead of living in darkness and fear. It is the nature of humans to BE happy so why do we belittle ourselves by BEING uphappy?

Blessings of love, light and laughter,
Barbarra Antrobus
Editor: "CentrePoint" networking / magazine

From: "Ken and Mandy" <kenmandy@iol.ie>
Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2001

Dear Jean

The last post you sent out, asked about eating meat? We have chosen to stop eating meat and eating any dairy products. And, as we have already changed to organic foodstufs when we can find them; we feel that we are less at risk at getting ill with CJD. We have been changing over slowly for the past few years, we took aspartame out of our diet, due to the children being affected by it and getting febrile fits! and sugar makes us sleepy and grogy so we are slowly changing over to honey, which is so healing and magical.

So, overal we are feeling much healthier, and also find when we do get ill it goes so much more quickly. I think it is also very important to look into the medicines that may contain animal parts. We have opted to use homeopathic and herbal alternatives to pharmacutical drugs, due to this fact and also to give our bodies a rest from the drugs we have become resistant to. Therefore, giving us the chance to be able to use them if we desperately need help. This process has given our bodies a chance to change over gently, for sometimes we have to consume foodstufs that may contain gmo, etc, and as it's in small doses we feel our bodies are able to cope with them and remove them effectively from our systems.

The fear aspect of this news needs to be harnessed, and then now knowing a truth fact, we can responsibly change our diet accordingly without hysteria or fear. Which i feel will only add to the burden and we all need to be gentle and thoughtful about making our food our medicine. Less is more... a truism my mother imparted upon my way of thinking, and if one eats less food but of high quality we are nourished properly, rather than eating bulk foods that have no nutriment and just make us feel full.

Love and hugs


Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001
From: lsalzman@aba.org (Lorna Salzman)
Subject: Forwarded from Karl Novak re: Mad Cow Death in Vermont

Dear All,

On Wednesday, January 24, a letter-to-the-editor appeared in the Burlington Free Press, giving cause for concern about the appearance of Mad Cow disease in the U.S. We are still feeding animals to cows and the most recent review of feed practices by the Dept of Agriculture has established that there is a significant number of bags of animal protein supplement that includes dead diseased animals and do not carry the appropriate warning label.

"The article about mad cow disease stated that there have been no cases of the human form of the disease, known as Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease. This is a false statement. My mother-in-law died of this disease two years ago this month, right here in Vemont. She was diagnosed at Fletcher Allen
hospital. She was not the only one in the United States to have died from this disease. In the Midwest there have been cases of people dying from this disease from eating excessive amounts of elk meat. You may double check this information right on the Internet. Just punch in Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease and you will be surprised at what you will learn about this disease. We still don't know how my mother-in-law got this disease, and it is upsetting to my family to see this misinformation in the paper.

Paula Connary
Derby Line

Date: 26 Jan 2001
From: andreas@buechel.as
Subject: Re: Mad Cow disease

hello jean

perhaps you would like to read these articles to expand your view on bse.

i agree fully with you that organic farming is the only way into a healty future.

let us bring the informations out to the people

all the best



High-dose exposure to systemic phosmet insecticide modifies the phosphatidylinositol anchor on the prion protein: the origins of new variant transmissible spongiform encephalopathies?

Details at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov:80/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=8735882&dopt=Abstract

Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2001
From: lsalzman@aba.org (Lorna Salzman)
Subject: Mad Cow Disease - The Killer Disease for a New World Order

Please excuse crosspostings or duplicates. According to one correspondent whose mother has NvKJD, there are other cases of people who ate wild game (elk). In any case this deserves a response.

Lorna Salzman

From: http://slate.msn.com/Assessment/01-01-26/Assessment.asp

January 28, 2001
By David Plotz

It has become very dangerous to be a pig in Europe. In the last several months, the mad cow disease hysteria that has paralyzed Britain since the mid-'90s has crossed the Channel. France, Germany, Belgium, and Italy, among other nations, have discovered cows infected with the disease in their herds. Beef consumption has plunged in the European Union, dropping 50 percent in Germany alone. Germans, French, and Belgians are baying for the blood of their politicians, who lied and claimed local livestock were mad cow free. Two German ministers have been drummed out of office. France is prosecuting a farmer for intentionally selling an infected cow to a supermarket chain. At least one insurer has started offering discounts to vegetarians.

Mad cow disease, officially Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, is a world-class horror. Eating meat infected with it seems to be the cause of "new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease" (nvCJD), an unbelievably gruesome, always fatal, brain-eating illness that has killed about 80 young Britons and a handful of other Europeans in the past five years. (See the sidebar below for a rather revolting explanation of how the epidemic started and why it jumped from Britain to the continent. Warning: includes bovine cannibalism.)

The United States has hardly blinked at the turmoil across the pond. No cases of BSE have been found here, we import no cow products from England, and the American agribusiness lobby keeps busy proclaiming the safety of American beef. Still, there is some cause for concern. The United States has banned blood donations by people who spent more than six months in the United Kingdom between 1980 and 1996. A BSE-like illness is rampant in Western elk and deer herds, and the United States has only a voluntary ban on feeding cows supplements made from other cows.

NvCJD has killed fewer than 100 people, and the much-anticipated mass epidemic, one scientist predicted 130,000 British deaths, does not seem to be materializing. The number of cases is rising, but slowly. So why should mad cow disease provoke such a frenzy?

Mad cow fits the classic profile of a disease likely to cause hysteria. Ebola, AIDS, and polio, three of the most flamboyant illnesses of the century, overshadowed deadlier but less flashy plagues, such as malaria, for several reasons. First, the hysteria-inducing illnesses usually affect young people and strike in particularly gruesome ways. Ebola causes massive bleeding from every orifice. AIDS is responsible for grotesque cancers and infections. Polio paralyzed young children.

Second, at the moment of the panic, before much is learned about the disease's origin, everyone seems vulnerable, and it's not clear that prevention is possible. Maybe an Ebola victim flew in from the Congo and breathed on you! Maybe your dentist is HIV-positive! And finally, the disease organism is new and weird and seems to have sprung from a dark, mysterious place. AIDS is a creepy mutating monkey virus. Ebola remains a riddle: The Hot Zone traces it to the bats in a spooky East African cave.

Mad cow is similarly vicious, unstoppable, and mysterious. It murders by driving its young victims insane, then melting their brains. It theoretically puts anyone who ever ate English beef at risk. It was spawned in the miasma of rendering plants and slaughterhouses, our own hell's kitchens. And the disease organism is a mystery. Some scientists say it is a new kind of infectious agent, a malicious, twisted protein called a "prion." Others blame a "slow virus," but they can't find it. Whatever it is, nobody has the vaguest idea how to kill it.

But perhaps the crucial reason mad cow grips Europe is its cultural resonance. Every culture gets the disease it deserves. Polio struck an America midway to urbanization: It was so threatening because it seemed vengeful confirmation that American cities were foul, murderous places. AIDS became an obsession because it nourished existing anxieties about the sexual revolution and gay rights.

Mad cow is a rage because it encapsulates the dreads and frets of today's Europe. Europe, unlike the United States, has been seized by fears of genetically modified food and scientific meddling in agriculture. Mad cow perfectly fulfills those fears. Corporate agriculture, by turning cows into cannibals, has made them killers. Nature is biting back.

Mad cow also heightens European suspicion of globalism. Europe is a continent of Naderites, and mad cow is their nightmare, a disease that has spread because of poorly regulated, corporate-dominated, transnational agriculture. Government lies have only magnified the belief that politicians are in cahoots with big business. The whitewashes in Britain, Germany, and France were vain efforts to protect national beef industries, efforts that both failed and increased mistrust of government.

Most of all, mad cow has come to exemplify what's worrisome about the European Union. The crisis reveals how porous the continent has become: Union means that everyone is connected in a web of business and agriculture. But those connections can be alarming.

Anti-union, nationalistic mutterings have been percolating for years, notably in England and France. Mad cow is turning muttering into real animus. The BSE panic is setting nation against nation in a way that Europe has not seen for decades. Most of the continent is enraged at Great Britain for spreading the disease. Britain, in turn, is almost gloating that the rest of Europe is mishandling the problem as badly as it did. Austria, which is disease-free, suspects that German cows are infecting its herds. Germany, France, England, and Italy are at each other's throats. Countries have issued beef bans and counterbans. Jon Cohen, author of Shots in the Dark: The Wayward Search for an AIDS Vaccine , says that mad cow is legitimizing centuries of distrust. "The French and the British are saying to each other, 'Just as we believed all along, you are poisonous to our culture.' "

The European Union probably won't collapse over mad cow, but it certainly looks more fragile. One small disease is sowing enough rage and consternation to undo what it has taken 50 years of cool diplomacy and economic self-interest to put together. Mad cow is proving what Freudians have known all along: When it comes to brain diseases, the id out-muscles the superego every time.


BSE arose in Britain during the mid-1980s, apparently jump-started by the cannibalistic practice of feeding cows protein supplements made from dead cows. BSE appears naturally in very rare cases. The disease was amplified when brain tissue from naturally infected cows was processed and fed to thousands of other beasts. (Some scientists still favor another, earlier theory: that BSE was caused when scrapie, a BSE-like illness in sheep, jumped the species barrier after cows were fed supplements made from dead sheep.) The British government denied for a decade that BSE endangered human health, but when young people started dying from nvCJD in 1995, Britons went bonkers, savaging the Tory government and public health officials (correctly) for their laxity. Britain has slaughtered millions of cows and cleaned up slaughtering and rendering practices in a mostly successful effort to suppress the disease. The number of bovine cases dropped from tens of thousands per year to about 1,000.

But BSE seems to have infiltrated the continent because of British foul play. Britain exported cannibal cow feed during the '90s, even after banning the feed at home. Still, the number of cases on the continent remains tiny compared to the U.K. epidemic: No European nation has found even 1,000 mad cows; Great Britain has had 180,000.

From: http://www.purefood.org/monsanto/frankenbush.cfm


Bush's Ties To Monsanto
by Jim Ridgeway The Village Voice

One way conspiracy buffs can get a handle on the new Bush administration is by examining the many ties between the president's team and Monsanto, the big Missouri chemical company that promotes genetically engineered foods.

For starters, consider the fact that Bush Sr. appointed Clarence Thomas, a Monsanto attorney, to the Supreme Court. Thomas cast a key vote in the decision that handed the White House to George Jr.

In addition, John Ashcroft, Dubya's choice for attorney general, was the top recipient of Monsanto contributions during his losing reelection campaign for the U.S. Senate. While he was in the Senate, Ashcroft fought hard for Monsanto. He was active abroad in convincing hesitant nations to accept genetically engineered crops and is credited with persuading the British to push for European Union acceptance of Monsanto's Roundup Ready corn.

Other links include Donald Rumsfeld, the new secretary of defense, who was president of Searle Pharmaceuticals, now owned by Monsanto, and Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman, who was on the board of directors of Calgene Pharmaceuticals, another Monsanto affiliate.

Over at HHS, there's new secretary Tommy Thompson. While he was governor of Wisconsin, Thompson was a good friend to Monsanto and other biotech firms. He received $50,000 from biotech companies in his election campaign, and got the state to set up a $37 million biotech zone in Wisconsin.


Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2001
From: Mark Graffis <ab758@virgin.vip.vi>
Subject: Analysis finds Democrats had most invalid votes in Florida


Jan. 26, 2001

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Florida voters whose ballots were found invalid because they punched more than one presidential candidate's name were three times more likely to have included Al Gore as one of their choices as George W. Bush, according to a ballot analysis by The Washington Post.

The Post reviewed computerized records for 2.7 million votes in eight of Florida's largest counties. While both the former vice president and the new president may have lost votes intended for them, Democratic voters may have been significantly more likely to have their ballots thrown out, the Post reported in its Saturday editions. Gore was among those chosen on 46,000 of the invalid ballots, while Bush's name was punched on 17,000. Republicans argued that on the discarded ballots, it is impossible to know who the voter wanted to select.

Bush won Florida by 537 votes out of about 6 million cast, giving him the state's 25 electoral votes and thus the national election. The Post said there were also indications that Democrats were more adversely affected by Palm Beach County's infamous ``butterfly ballot'' -- which listed presidential candidates on both the left and right sides.

The study found that the 8,000 Palm Beach voters whose ballots were discarded because they voted for Gore and another presidential candidate listed near Gore's name, voted at a rate of 10 to 1 Democratic in the U.S. Senate race. Palm Beach County is heavily Democratic.

Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001
From: lsalzman@aba.org (Lorna Salzman)
Subject: Bush Working to Reverse Food Safety Rules

From: http://www.democrats.org/news/releases/rel012401.html

Bush Working to Reverse Food Safety Rules

Washington, D.C. - Only three days into his new job as President and of the United States, and George W. Bush is already rolling back health and safety initiatives that are widely supported by Americans. The Washington Post reported today that the new Bush Administration has wasted no time in attempting to turn back the clock on safety standards that protect families from potentially life-threatening contamination and food poisoning.

"Within only hours of taking office, Bush put potentially life-saving safety rules on hold," DNC National Chair Joe Andrew said. "Whether it's imposing new restrictions on women's right to choose or delaying new health, safety and environmental initiatives, Americans are starting to ask what happened to the 'compassionate' George W. Bush they saw on Inauguration Day."

According to the Post, "The regulations called for more stringent testing by plants producing hot dogs, ready-to-eat meats and cheeses to detect listeria bacteria." According to the FDA, listeria causes 2,500 serious illnesses and 500 deaths annually.



From: "Shanna MacLean" <shannamaclean@mindspring.com>
Subject: My sentiments exactly
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2001

Dear Friends: Ever since I entered the public schools ten years ago as a counselor, I have felt constant amazement over the dedication, hard work, caring, selflessness and public service I see around me every day. This article by an anonymous writer deserves reading because it is very simply -- the Truth.

In love,



Where are the heroes of today?

"Where are the heroes of today?" a radio talk show host thundered. He blames society's shortcomings on public education. Too many people are looking for heroes in all the wrong places. Movie stars and rock musicians, athletes and models aren't heroes, they're celebrities. Heroes abound in public schools, a fact that doesn't make the news There is no precedent for the level of violence, drugs, broken homes, child abuse, and crime in today's America. Public education didn't create these problems but deals with them every day.

You want heroes? Consider Dave Sanders, the school teacher shot to death while trying to shield his students from two Neo-Nazi youth on a bombing and shooting rampage at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Sanders gave his life, along with 12 students, but other less heralded heroes survived the Colorado blood bath.

You want heroes? Columbine special ed teacher Robin Ortiz braved gunfire, moving from classroom to classroom, shouting at students and teachers to get out of the building. His action alone cleared the east side of the high school. No one will ever know how many lives he saved.

You want heroes? For Ronnie Holuby, a Fort Gibson, Okla.., middle school teacher, it was a routine school day until gunfire erupted. He opened a door to the school yard and two students fled past him. A 13-year old student had shot five other students when Holuby stepped outside, walking deliberately toward the boy, telling him to hand over the gun. He kept walking. Finally the boy handed him the gun. Holuby walked the boy to the side of the building, then sought to help a wounded girl.

You want heroes? Jane Smith, a Fayetteville, N.C., teacher, was moved by the plight of one of her students, a boy dying for want of a kidney transplant. So this pretty white woman told the family of this handsome 14-year old black boy that she would give him one of her kidneys. And she did. When they subsequently appeared together hugging on the Today Show, even tough little Katie Couric was near tears.

You want heroes? Doris Dillon dreamed all her life of being a teacher. She not only made it, she was one of those wondrous teachers who could wring the best out of every single child. One of her fellow teachers in San Jose, Calif., said "she could teach a rock to read." Suddenly she was stricken with Lou Gehrig's Disease, which is always fatal, usually within five years. She asked to stay on the job-and did. When her voice was affected she communicated by computer. Did she go home? She is running two elementary school libraries. When the disease was diagnosed, she wrote the staff and all the families that she had one last lesson to teach-that dying is part of living. Her colleagues named her Teacher of the Year.

You want heroes? Bob House, a teacher in Gay, Georgia, tried out for Who Wants to be a Millionaire.. After he won the million dollars, a network film crew wanted to follow up to see how it had impacted his life. New cars? Big new house? Instead, they found both Bob House and his wife still teaching. They explained that it was what they had always wanted to do with their lives and that would not change. The community was both stunned and gratified.

You want heroes? Last year the average public school teacher spent $468 of his/her own money for student necessities-work books, pencils-supplies kids had to have but could not afford. That's a lot of money from the pockets of the most poorly paid teachers in the industrial world. Public schools don't teach values? The critics are dead wrong. Public education provides more Sunday school teachers than any other profession. The average teacher works more hours in nine months than the average 40-hour employee does in a year.

You want heroes? For millions of kids, the hug they get from a teacher is the only hug they will get that day because the nation is living through the worst parenting in history. Many have never been taken to church or synagogue in their lives. A Michigan principal moved me to tears with the story of her attempt to rescue a badly abused little boy who doted on a stuffed animal on her desk-one that said "I love you!" He said he'd never been told that at home. This is a constant in today's society-two million unwanted, unloved, abused children in the public schools, the only institution that takes them all in.

Despite the problems, public school teachers laugh often and much. They have the respect of intelligent people and the affection of students who care. Teachers strive to find the best in their students, even where some see little hope. No other American bestows a finer gift than teaching-reaching out to the brilliant and the retarded,the gifted and the average.

Teachers leave the world a little bit better than they found it. They are America's unsung heroes.

Author Unknown

From: "satyagraha1" <satyagraha1@email.msn.com>
Subject: UN Scientists Issue Dire Warning about Climate Change
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001

Headline: UN Scientists Issue Dire Warning

The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned today that global climate change is likely to be much more severe than previously feared. Temperatures may rise by almost 6 degrees between 1990 and 2100.

Written Jan 22, 2001 by nsuser@foe.co.uk

UN scientists issue dire warning

The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned today that global climate change is likely to be much more severe than previously feared. Temperatures may rise by almost 6 degrees between 1990 and 2100.

Roger Higman, Climate Campaigner for Friends of the Earth International said: "This report makes grim reading. Man-made climate change is likely to be worse even than we previously feared. Everyone on the planet is at risk. The time for debating the science of climate change is over. The truth is now clear. But we have been desperately slow in moving from discussion to action.

Climate change should now be at the top of the world political agenda. In particular, the United States must end its long history of denial about the truth of climate change and resistance to effective action. President Bush must find a way to free himself from the fossil fuel lobby that paid so much money to get him elected. And European politicians must stop squabbling among themselves and put the pressure on the US to agree tough cuts in the burning of coal, oil and gas."

"If all the beasts were gone, men would die from great loneliness of spirit, since whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth."

- Chief Seattle, 1855

To read more on The Hague's failed climate change talks:


From: "Russ MICHAEL" <russ.michael@vpn.at>
Subject: Fw: City of Ancients 2 parts (Part 1)
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2001


To Answer: The City of Ancients has arisen. It has come at this time to co-locate itself in precise geophysical pattern for Transmission of LIGHT and LOVE to this place, in this time.

You ask if it is Atlantis --- an immediate response to its design of pillars and pyramids as it surfaced from beneath the waves. Oceanic phenomenon observed. Formation observed. Light waves observed. Crystal formations observed.

Atlantis was not a singular city --- yet within its great body, this structure existed. Housing vast libraries and places of learning, it was adored by many for its order, beauty and dedication to the liberation of man and planet by LIGHT. It is as it was, a conclave of LOVE and LIGHT. You may call it any name you like. We, who speak, prefer the City of Ancients, for we are ancient, indeed.

In early November, 2000, the founders of Higher Path, Jack DeCarlo and Sandra Byrd, discovered what they thought to be an "energy vortex" during a night-time walk on a public beach in Vero Beach, FL. Over the next few weeks, they took three other persons to visit this "vortex" and provide third-party input about individual perceptions and experiences. Each visit was characterized with observations of physical and psychic phenomenon -- rangingfrom golden light visibly seen under the water at the surf's edge and miles of light radiating upward from the ocean surface off-shore to sighting hundreds of etheric beings crowding the beach -- sometimes shoulder-to-shoulder.

One evening, in late November, a small group watched from the beach as the City broke the surface approximately 2 miles off-shore. The first reaction was incredulousness followed by a mutually-voiced decision that it must be Atlantis -- because visible -- in the center -- was a HUGE crystal tower from which colored light emitted in horizontal and vertical bursts, often visible to the naked eye. Clearly visible to the "third eye".

Since then, DeCarlo and Byrd have visited the Beach almost daily -- watching the progress as the City moves. Around December 20, it made landfall when equally spaced etheric pyramids visible to the naked eye as shimmering energy fields formed as pyramids appeared on the beach. Since then, it has been moving inland at a steady rate. As of January 8, 2001 it has been seen to extend approximately 8 miles south, 10 -12 miles north and 7 -10 miles offshore -- where another tall crystal pyramid is intermittently spotted with the naked eye.

The Spirit Beings appear as shimmering or ghostly forms --often materializing for an instant or two. They range from human size to towering heights -- several hundred feet tall. At times, hundreds of them fill the beach to overflowing. When in their midst, one feels an overwhelming sense of safety, comfort and quiet happiness.

DeCarlo and Byrd have been told the City is moving inland-- further than they know -- as it moves to its designated location, which is unknown at this time. The beach-area appears to change its landscape every few days -- one day feeling like a wide pedestrian mall, crowded shoulder-to-shoulder -- then a change to a less populated area bordered by darker, smaller pyramids in a fence-like row --followed by another change to more population intermixed with pyramids.

The channel transmissions began on January 4, 2001 with instructions to publicize the City and the channeled information to as many people as possible, as quickly as possible -- hence, the construction of this web site as the fastest vehicle to perform this task. (SEE ABOVE OR BELOW)

The January 12 channel session included several pages of answers -- given to provide information about the obvious questions that had formed in the minds of the founders. The following is all that has been given to date (01/15/01) about the Beings who are transmitting and the City: