Thursday, February 23, 2012


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The Thinker
Artist: Auguste Rodin
Year: 1902
Type: Bronze and Marble
Location: Musée Rodin, Paris

The Devil Within

To have the devil within. This is an expression that has fortunately survived from its medieval origins. Since the last witch burned on the pyre of the inquisition, the devil has continued to creep into human beings to shake them from the torpor of their existence. English ranslations from Diavolo in Corpo, a magazine of anarchist social critique from Italy


Is there a relationship between the birth of the rational mentality and the development of commercial economy? In the 7th century B.C.E., a whole series of tightly connected social changes took place in the Ionian Greek cities of Asia Minor. It is precisely during this epoch that the rational mentality arose, at the time when maritime commercial culture began to experience its first great development.

In a short period of time, things moved from tribal social structures and ancient monarchy to the political form typical of the Greek city-states. The kinship and religious ties of the landed aristocracy gave way to a new kind of social ties in which the individual was valued above all on the basis of his property: luxury very quickly becomes a political institution. The same aristocrats who had formerly based their power on land ownership and warrior virtue began to acquire wealth first by rigging pirate ships for sea robbery and later by rigging merchant ships for commerce itself. The aristocrat started to
invest his property on the sea.

A new form of domination arose, a plutocratic aristocracy that began to concentrate political power and the administration of justice in itself. The wealth that came from the land allowed it to arm merchant ships which reached the farthest ports of the Mediterranean. The usurious loan was developed to a high degree increasingly immiserating the peasant class. Class struggle developed between the peasants and the aristocrats. A third class soon intervened as an intermediary, namely, the merchant class. They were the ancient demiurges, that is to say, the first master artisans who were accustomed to taking their work from city to city, who acquired power through commerce. They were the cadets of the noble class who had been excluded from hereditary rights and therefore began to
acquire wealth on the sea. In short, it was about a new wealthy class that rose with the development of maritime commerce. This new class at times sided with the aristocracy and at times with the people, increasing or moderating the class conflicts in accordance with it’s own interests.

The dominant regime is thus political particularism, the spirit of competition taken to the highest degree, the domination of the census and of wealth. The ruling oligarchy was forced to take an ever-increasing interest in the political events of the city. It gradually lost its nobility and superiority of descent as personal wealth increased; the importance of family and birth diminished in the face of the individual and of money. Class struggles sharpened to such a degree, particularly in the commercially
wealthiest cities, that at a certain point a new form of mediation intervened in order to annul it: legislation. Written law (nomos) to which citizens were subject and to which they could turn in order to demand their rights became necessary. The right is separated from politics. This is a fact of enormous historical importance that was developed to the fullest extent not so much in the Greek colonies of Asia Minor as in the western colonies of the Greater Greece. We will see that it was really here that mathematical thought developed and that the philosophical school that had Parmenides as its greatest representative arose.

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Amazon Reviews
Economics in One Lesson

The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics
By Henry Hazlitt
"Economics is haunted by more fallacies than any other study known to man. This is no accident. The inherent difficulties of the subject would be great enough in any case, but they are multiplied a thousandfold by a factor that is insignificant in , say, physics, mathematics, or medicine -- the special pleading of selfish interests."
Amazon Reviews
The Foundations of Morality
By Henry Hazlitt
To preach morality is easy, to give it a foundation is hard.
His major work in philosophy is The Foundations of Morality (1964), a treatise on ethics defending utilitarianism, which builds on the work of David Hume and John Stuart Mill. Hazlitt's 1922 work, The Way to Will-Power has been described as a defense of free will or "individual initiative against the deterministic claims of Freudian psychoanalysis." In contrast to many other thinkers on the political right, he was an agnostic with regard to religious beliefs.
Henry Hazlitt Bio
Henry Stuart Hazlitt (November 28, 1894 – July 9, 1993) was an American economist, philosopher, literary critic and journalist for such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The Nation, The American Mercury, Newsweek, and The New York Times, and he has been recognized as a leading interpreter of economic issues from the perspective of American conservatism and libertarianism.
Unlike many other writers of his generation from the political right, Hazlitt never experienced a period when he was a socialist or communist, or a significant change in his classical liberal political views. He was the founding vice-president of the Foundation for Economic Education. Established by Leonard Read in 1946, FEE is considered to be the first "think tank" for free market ideas. He was also one of the original members of the classical liberal Mont Pelerin Society in 1947.
With John Chamberlain (and Suzanne La Follette as managing editor), Hazlitt served as editor of the early free market publication The Freeman from 1950 to 1952, and as sole editor-in-chief from 1952 to 1953, and its contributors during his tenure there included Hayek, Mises and Wilhelm Röpke, as well as the writers James Burnham, John Dos Passos, Max Eastman, John T. Flynn, Frank Meyer, Raymond Moley, Morrie Ryskind and George Sokolsky. Prior to his becoming editor, The Freeman had supported Senator Joseph McCarthy in his conflict with President Harry Truman on the issue of communism, "undiscriminatingly" according to some critics, but upon becoming editor, Hazlitt changed the magazine's policy to one of support for President Truman.
Ludwig von Mises said at a dinner honoring Hazlitt: "In this age of the great struggle in favor of freedom and the social system in which men can live as free men, you are our leader. You have indefatigably fought against the step-by-step advance of the powers anxious to destroy everything that human civilization has created over a long period of centuries... You are the economic conscience of our country and of our nation."

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The Georgetown Law Journal

The Shetar's Effect on English Law—A Law of
the Jews Becomes the Law of the Land
The rational study of law is still to a large extent the study of history.
-- Holmes, The Path of the Law

By Judith A. Shapiro

strategy of tension

The strategy of tension (Italian: strategia della tensione) is a theory that describes how to divide, manipulate, and control public opinion using fear, propaganda, disinformation, psychological warfare, agents provocateurs, and false flag terrorist actions.

The theory began with allegations that the United States government and the Greek military junta of 1967–1974 supported far-right terrorist groups in Italy and Turkey, where communism was growing in popularity, to spread panic among the population who would in turn demand stronger and more dictatorial governments.


The term "strategy of tension" recurred during the trials that followed in the 1970s and 1980s Years of Lead ( "anni di piombo"), during which terror attacks and assassinations were committed by apparently neofascist terrorists (with such names as Ordine Nuovo, Avanguardia Nazionale or Fronte Nazionale).

It was primarily members and international supporters of the Italian Communist Party who invented and popularized the term "strategy of tension". They meant to draw attention to the crimes of the Italian Right and Far-Right parties who were allegedly supported by the foreign belligerents.

Much attention has been on Operation Gladio, Italy's branch of the secret pre-positioned NATO "stay-behind" armies of Western Europe. These armies were set up to perform resistance, partisan, and guerrilla activities in the event of Soviet invasion; equivalent units were set up by other NATO members in their states. It is claimed that Gladio units were engaged in destabilization at the behest of the United States and other Western governments, intelligence agencies (e.g., the CIA), the P2 masonic lodge, the Order of the Solar Temple, various Church-related organizations, and domestic influences such as organized crime. The claims are backed by judicial proof which establish that European fascist dictatorships of the time (the Greek junta and the secret services of Francisco Franco) were heavily involved in supporting and arming Italian neo-fascist and neo-nazi groups such as Ordine Nuovo and Avanguardia Nazionale. For instance, Avanguardia Nazionale hitman Pierluigi Concutelli used an Ingram MAC-10 SMG to assassinate magistrate Vittorio Occorsio in the 1970s. It has been proven that Avanguardia Nazionale secured the weapon from the CIA via Franchist Spain.

Carlo Digilio, an Italian neofascist codenamed "Uncle Otto" coordinated CIA activities in the Italian Regions of Veneto and Friuli from the 1960s to the 1970s, recruiting former fascists to serve the NATO and U.S. interests in Italy. He himself had been recruited in Verona by U.S. Navy captain David Carrett.

These groups began to pursue an ostensibly extreme right-wing anti-communist agenda using violent means, including false flag bombings that were then blamed on extra-parliamentary left-wing militant organizations, to discredit the political Left in general at a time in Italy when the Italian Communist Party was very close to entering government. It should be noted that the actions carried out by these extreme groups were meant primarily to agitate and control public opinion, creating fears about the Communist Party. At the time, they created massive public concern and widespread paranoia.

According to the "strategia della tensione" theory, this was deliberate. Examples of such actions include the 1972 Peteano bombing, long thought to have been carried out by the Red Brigades, but for which the neofascist terrorist Vincenzo Vinciguerra has been imprisoned, the attempted assassination of former Interior Minister Mariano Rumor on 17 May 1973 or the Bologna railway station bombing known as the Bologna massacre of 1980.

The Guardian (UK), in an article published on June 24, 2000, reported that the parliamentarians of the Left Democrats, wrote a report to a subcommittee of the Italian Parliament about what they viewed as United States support for 'anti-left terror in Italy', and the activities of Gladio.  The report by the Left Democrats claimed that the aim of this alleged support for Gladio was to make the public think that the bombings were committed by a communist insurgency, to promote the formation of an authoritarian government, and to prevent the Italian Communist Party (PCI) from joining the ruling Democrazia Cristiana (DC) in a national unity government (the "Historic Compromise" between Aldo Moro and Enrico Berlinguer, respective leaders of the DC and of the PCI).

theory of communication

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An Ideal Relationship?

Relational Dialectics

Relationships are organized around the dynamic interplay of opposing tendencies as they are enacted in interaction.

Strategies for Coping with Dialectical Tensions

Praxis (joint actions in response) & Dialectic Tensions
Henry Makow
The "Catholic" Arm of Libertarianism
The Daily Bell
The Conversation of Freedom Is Not Jewish
The "Catholic" Wing of Libertarianism ...The Jesuits were never true Catholics. Jesuits are part of a long-term Illuminati Jewish plot to infiltrate and subvert Catholicism from within, even though most Jesuits are probably not aware of it. Indeed, Lew Rockwell is right: the Salamancan Jesuits, AKA the Illuminati, were behind modern Libertarianism. In a reply to Proof Libertarianism is an Illuminati ploy, in which Anthony Migchels pointed to the Jewish money behind Austrian Economics, the Daily Bell noted that many prominent current Libertarians were Catholics, including Lew Rockwell, Pat Buchanan, Thomas Woods, and Justin Raimondo. That may be true, but it does not refute the dominant Jewish character of Libertarianism. Ludwig von Mises, Murray Rothbard, and Ayn Rand were Jewish. Professor Martha Steffy Browne, a member of Mises' private seminar on economics in Vienna, noted that 23 out of 29 attendees were of Jewish descent. – HenryMakow
Dominant Social Theme: Freedom is a Jewish plot.
Free-Market Analysis: Memehunter and Anthony Migchels have again confronted libertarianism (and DB) at a well-read alternative news website. But by introducing a historical perspective (Memehunter is the actual author), they're actually challenging the roots of a conversation that goes back millennia.
The article begins by describing the "dominant Jewish character of Libertarianism" and calls libertarianism an Illuminist/communist ploy. But even formal Libertarianism has numerous definitions so it is not clear what is being attacked. Here's a Wikipedia definition that gives a flavor of the broad spectrum of thought behind modern "libertarianism."
Libertarianism is variously defined by sources. It is generally used to describe political philosophies which emphasize freedom, individual liberty, and voluntary association. Libertarians generally advocate a society with small or no government power.
The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy defines libertarianism as the moral view that agents initially fully own themselves and have certain moral powers to acquire property rights in external things.
Historian George Woodcock defines libertarianism as a critical individualist social philosophy, aimed at transforming society by reform or revolution, that fundamentally doubts authority.
Philosopher Roderick T. Long defines libertarianism as "any political position that advocates a radical redistribution of power from the coercive state to voluntary associations of free individuals", whether "voluntary association" takes the form of the free market or of communal co-operatives.
According to the U.S. Libertarian Party, libertarianism is the advocacy of a government that is funded voluntarily and limited to protecting individuals from coercion and violence.
Can someone who believes in freedom and personal responsibility disagree with this statement? Libertarianism is many things to many people. Having apparently mis-stated what libertarianism is, the article compounds the problem by stating the following: "Libertarianism emphasizes individual freedom, but fails to recognize that humans are social beings, not isolated individuals. Self-interest reigns supreme for libertarians, but there is no room for social justice."
Dear reader, we don't believe this to be true. At the Daily Bell, we call our approach libertarian (small "L" to differentiate ourselves from the formal Libertarian Party), but we certainly can't be accused of the simplistic notion that we haven't recognized humans are "social beings." Not so long ago, in an article entitled "Bush Used as Trojan Horse for Global Justice," we wrote the following:
What the world needs, in our humble view, is "decentralized justice." We've called for a return to tribal and clan justice ... In private justice, people avenge their own via duels, feuds and the like. Justice-seeking can be extended "unto the seventh generation" and people are likely going to be more polite and careful when any individual can avenge an "insult to honor" or other offense on his own. In a private justice paradigm, people control their own justice and are apt not to act rashly because the consequences can be deadly.
Does this sound like a group of elves that fails to recognize that "humans are social beings"? Of course not. And we're not alone. As a group, libertarians – certainly libertarian commentators – tend to be literate and careful individuals. The idea that libertarians are black-and-white linear thinkers is nonsense.
It's sad. What's even sadder about this sort of commentary is that proponents of the modern Libertarian/Rothbardian movement have made it quite clear that the ABSENCE of state control actually CREATES closer and more cohesive societies, certainly at the local level (where we think most societies should be).
Absent state power, minarchist societies tend to organize around various forms of private theology and are often (fortunately or not) more "morally" rigid than statist ones. This is because human beings are orderly animals and seek "social glue." Religion, morality, social interactions of various sorts provide it.
Such arguments as regards the "libertarian point of view" (whatever that is) that explain libertarians are merely Rand-ite robots mechanically pursuing their "self-interest" ignore the richly hued canvas painted by Austrian free-market proponents and free-market thinking generally.
The authors of the article have arrived at a paradigm in which they are convinced (for whatever reason) that libertarianism (which they have seemingly defined incorrectly) is merely the polar opposite of Illuminism (whatever that is) or communism.
The accusations – and purported debunking – are further complicated by the "anti-Jew" nature of these attacks on freedom philosophy. In fact, we've argued the real reason for the attack on free-market economics may be because it stands in the way of those who want to blame everything (for some reason) on "Jews." 
Human beings as a species are apparently something like 100,000 years old. Are we to believe the conversation over freedom (or its most "extreme" versions) is a "Jewish" one? In fact, there is emerging evidence (long suppressed by the elites) that human beings built a decentralized global (coastal) civilization over 10,000 or even 15,000 years ago, and that these ancient civilizations were drowned by flooding when glaciers melted. (One doesn't even need to invent aliens to acknowledge such potential human genius, by the way.)
Were these civilizations, if they existed, Jewish? Are we to assume so? Dwarka, too? Was Krishna a crypto-Jew? In fact, dear reader, it's debatable! Here's an excerpt from Prithi Raj who spent 25 years in India tracing the roots of ancient civilizations that he finally determined had had their beginnings in the arctic some 19,000 years ago:
You must have already heard about the claim that Jews are Yadavas of India, the tribe in which Krishna, the Godly figure of Indians, was born. The very name Hebrew is derived from Abhirah, a tribe associated with Krishna in Indian epic Mahabharat. The word Yadavas was derived from the term "Yah Devas," meaning Devas of Yah. Those days, people living in India were called Devas. And when these external people migrated into India from an external region called Yah, the local people called them the Devas of Yah or Yah Devas, which went on to become Yadavas.
Can you spot the connection between the term "Yah Devas" and the name Yahweh, the single most important name of the God of Jews, and of all Abrahamic religions? A large number of Jewish names and concepts can be traced back to Krishna and Yadavas of India, and the Indian religion, through some simple linguistic analysis. I have given some important comparisons in the following chart, taken from the book. You can make a judgment for yourself. Please click on the chart below to expand it... 
You see how deep the rabbit hole goes? According to some modern Jewish conspiracy theorists, Jewish tribes may have solidified around the Babylonian Talmud, which is held up as a terrible and malevolent work. But now perhaps the timeline will have to be revised!
A Greenbacker Invents a Nut-Case History of Libertarianism

Marx's Religion of Revolution
Regeneration Through Chaos
By Gary North
One third of the world's population today lives under tyrannies that call themselves Marxist. No other worldview commands this many people. Yet a hundred and fifty years ago, there was no philosophy called Marxism. Karl Marx was then and undergraduate university student who specialized in pubs, taverns, cafes, and desperate letters to his family asking for more money.
How could such a transformation of the world take place so rapidly? Why have Communist revolutions swept the face of the earth? And why did they occur only in regions where Marx had insisted that they could not in theory take place until the rest of the world had already turned Communist?
The greatest myth of Marxism is that the Communist revolution is inevitable. The second greatest myth is that it is proletarian. The third greatest myth is that it is the product of industrial poverty. Nothing in the lives of either Karl Marx or Frederick Engels, his partner, suggested that any of these myths was true. Marx and Engels, the bourgeois sons of bourgeois religious families, never did a day's manual labor in their lives. Engel's only connection to industrial capitalism was as the son of a factory's owner. Marx's only connection was his lifelong subsidies from Engels.
Why, the, has Marxism been so successful in capturing the minds of men? Because it is a religion, the most powerful rival of Christianity since the rise of Islam in the seventh century.
The nature of Marxism as a religion has long been recognized by its critics. But what has not been generally recognized is Marxism's unique fusion of both ancient and modern heresies. It revives the most ancient of religious themes-social regeneration through systematic chaos-yet it defends this view in the name of modern science. It appeals to the basest motives of mankind-autonomy from God, institutionalized envy, and bloody revolution-yet it defends itself as being simultaneously the most moral and the most scientific of systems.
Gary North has assembled the evidence to prove that Marxism has been a success because it is the most perverse imitation of Christianity ever invented. It was invented by two men who had been baptized as Christians, had affirmed an evangelical faith in their teens, and had turned in fury against God in their early twenties. Few people know that Marx wrote a satanic play and wrote satanic poetry in his youth. But anyone who has read his early writings knows that his avowed enemies were not the capitalist[s] but the Christians and the Jews. He hated God more than he hated capitalism.
Karl Marx: Communist as Religious Eschatologist
By Murray Rothbard
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Ron Paul 2012: Restore America Now
PayPal founder Peter Thiel throws $2.6 million at Ron Paul Super PAC, says money is to support libertarian movement
In two months, Peter Thiel, billionaire co-founder of PayPal, donated a combined $2.6 million to Endorse Liberty, a Super PAC supporting Ron Paul.
Each Republican Super PAC has its respective big-bank-account-backer, but Thiel’s contribution has people wondering why anyone would throw that much money at a candidate who hasn’t won first place yet in a single state.
Simply put, when Thiel gave $900,000 in December and $1.7 million in January, he wasn’t strictly endorsing Ron Paul — he donated in support of Paul’s libertarian ideals, Slate reported.
In an Endorse Liberty press release, Thiel explains why these principles of liberty and small-government are so important.
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Sometimes a Great Notion: The Story of a Family Who Would Never Give an Inch
By Edward W. Younkins
Ken Kesey’s novel, Sometimes a Great Notion (1964), is a complex and integrated historical background and relationship study of the Stamper family, a prideful logging clan living in Wakonda, Oregon. This big story involves a man, his family, a town, the country, a period of time, and the effects of time. All of the elements of the novel including its characters, events, settings, symbols, and so on, are integrated and oriented toward the themes of independence, individualism, and self-sufficiency. The novel teaches that a person should have the right to try to be as big as he believes it is in him to be. Sometimes a Great Notion was made into a 1971 film directed by and starring Paul Newman. In Britain this film about generations of loggers was called Never Give an Inch.
"Hank is a man of integrity who has a strong sense of kinship. In association with his family, he is able to withstand a variety of pressures including the forces of nature, (i.e., the river and the forest), social pressures exerted by the townspeople, the conformist pressures brought by the union, and the need to fulfill their logging contract."
Study of the shape of the skull as an indication of mental abilities and character traits. Franz Joseph Gall stated the principle that each of the innate mental faculties is based in a specific brain region ("organ"), whose size reflects the faculty's prominence in a person and is reflected by the skull's surface. He examined the skulls of persons with particular traits (including "criminal" traits) for a feature he could identify with it. His followers Johann Kaspar Spurzheim (1776 – 1832) and George Combe (1788 – 1858) divided the scalp into areas they labeled with traits such as combativeness, cautiousness, and form perception. Though popular well into the 20th century, phrenology has been wholly discredited.
As the first biological science of mind, phrenology became a ubiquitous feature of nineteenth-century medical and natural philosophical thought, and of popular culture. Breaking down the distinction between mind and body, phrenology exemplified the shift from the speculative means of studying the human psyche as a metaphysical entity, which characterized Enlightenment thought, to the empirical methods introduced by the new scientific naturalism. Condemned in establishment social and scientific circles as an atheistic, materialist pseudo-science, phrenology was consistently accorded marginal status, a position reflected in historiographies aiming to document science as a story of progress. Recently, however, historians connecting science, medicine, and culture have begun to recognize phrenology's significance as a medium through which a number of naturalistic and functionalist concepts reached a wide and popular audience.
A pragmatic theory that ideas are instruments that function as guides of action, their validity being determined by the success of the action
A philosophy of science which judges the worth of a theory by its fit with empirical evidence but requires no understanding of causal correlation. Thus, for example, the gravity model works reasonably well, but has no theoretical underpinning.
Philosophy advanced by John Dewey holding that what is most important in a thing or idea is its value as an instrument of action and that the truth of an idea lies in its usefulness. Dewey favored these terms over the term pragmatism to label the philosophy on which his views of education rested. His school claimed that cognition has evolved not for speculative or metaphysical purposes but for the practical purpose of successful adjustment. Ideas are conceived as instruments for transforming the uneasiness arising from facing a problem into the satisfaction of solving it.
In the philosophy of science, instrumentalism is the view that a scientific theory is a useful instrument in understanding the world. A concept or theory should be evaluated by how effectively it explains and predicts phenomena, as opposed to how accurately it describes objective reality.
Instrumentalism avoids the debate between anti-realism and philosophical or scientific realism. It may be better characterized as non-realism. Instrumentalism shifts the basis of evaluation away from whether or not phenomena observed actually exist, and towards an analysis of whether the results and evaluation fit with observed phenomena.
The view that a scientific theory is to be regarded as an instrument for producing new predictions or new techniques for controlling events, but not as itself capable of literal truth or falsity. The most famous example of this claim is that of Andreas Oseander (or Osiander, 1498-1552), whose Preface to De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium advocated that Copernicus's heliocentric theory of the solar system should be accepted as a device for predicting eclipses and tides, but not regarded as true (and therefore potentially in conflict with Church doctrine). Instrumentalism diminishes the difficulty over our right to confidence in scientific theory, since it is easier to suppose that we have a right to adopt a theory as an instrument, than that we have a right to regard it as true. A tempting reaction to deep theoretical stress, such as the apparently incompatible wave-particle duality of quantum mechanics, is to suggest that each view serves as an instrument within its own proper sphere, and thereby to sidestep the theoretical urge to reconcile them. It is also tempting to take an instrumentalist (sometimes called heuristic) attitude to the use of devices such as sets, numbers, or possible worlds, that seem to facilitate our thinking in important ways, but not to deserve a place in our ontologies.
A difficult question in the philosophy of mind and language is to tell what distinguishes acceptance in a purely instrumentalist spirit from true belief. Some philosophers of a pragmatist bent, whilst sympathetic to instrumentalism, will be especially prone to deny that there is a real distinction here, since in such a philosophy all belief is simply acceptance into the system deemed most useful.
(nē-ŏl'ə-jĭz'əm) pronunciation
    A new word, expression, or usage.
    The creation or use of new words or senses.
        The invention of new words regarded as a symptom of certain psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia.
        A word so invented.
    Theology. A new doctrine or a new interpretation of scripture
neologist ne·ol'o·gist n.
neologistic ne·ol'o·gis'tic or ne·ol'o·gis'ti·cal adj.
A word formed by merging the sounds and meanings of two different words, as chortle, from chuckle and snort.
They are words formed by merging or blending two or more other words, e.g. brunch (breakfast + lunch), ginormous (giant + enormous), motel (motor + hotel), and smog (smoke + fog). Modern formations of this type are often used for items of social concern or popular culture, e.g. biopic (biography + picture), blaxploitation (black + exploitation), docudrama (documentary + drama), and edutainment (education + entertainment). Some formations are more ephemeral or ad hoc, e.g. sexcapade (sex + escapade).
The term was coined by Lewis Carroll in Through the Looking‐Glass (1871), where he invents the word slithy from ‘lithe’ and ‘slimy’; the portmanteau referred to is a kind of suitcase composed of two halves. The most extended literary use of portmanteau words is found in James Joyce's novel Finnegans Wake (1939). See also coinage, neologism, nonce word, pun
Linguistics is a word that is formed by combining two or more words (also called blend, portmanteau or frankenword)
A portmanteau (plural portmanteaux or portmanteaus) or portmanteau word is a blend of two (or more) words or morphemes into one new word. A portmanteau word typically combines both sounds and meanings, as in smog, coined by blending smoke and fog. More generally, it may refer to any term or phrase that combines two or more meanings. In linguistics, a portmanteau is defined as a single morph which represents two or more morphemes. E.g. in the Latin word animalis the ending -is is a portmanteau morph because it is used for two morphemes: the singularity and the genitive case. In English two separate morphs are used (of an animal).
The term may also be extended to include contractions.
"Portmanteau word" is used to describe a linguistic blend, namely "a word formed by blending sounds from two or more distinct words and combining their meanings." This definition overlaps with the grammatical term contraction, but a distinction can be made between a portmanteau and a contraction by noting that contractions are formed from words that would otherwise appear together in sequence, such as do and not, whereas a portmanteau word is typically formed by combining two or more existing words that all relate to a singular concept which the portmanteau word is meant to describe, such as Spanish and English, into "spanglish".
The word "portmanteau" was first used in this sense by Lewis Carroll in the book Through the Looking-Glass (1871), in which Humpty Dumpty explains to Alice the coinage of the unusual words in Jabberwocky, where "slithy" means "lithe and slimy" and "mimsy" is "flimsy and miserable". Humpty Dumpty explains the practice of combining words in various ways by telling Alice,
    'You see it's like a portmanteau -- there are two meanings packed up into one word.'
In his introduction to The Hunting of the Snark, Carroll uses "portmanteau" when discussing lexical selection:
    Humpty Dumpty's theory, of two meanings packed into one word like a portmanteau, seems to me the right explanation for all. For instance, take the two words "fuming" and "furious". Make up your mind that you will say both words, but leave it unsettled which you will say first ... if you have the rarest of gifts, a perfectly balanced mind, you will say "frumious".
The word "portmanteau" itself was converted by Carroll to describe the concept. "Portmanteau" comes from French porter, to carry + manteau, cloak (from Old French mantel, from Latin mantellum). In then-contemporary English, a portmanteau was a suitcase. In modern French, a porte-manteau is a clothes valet, a coat-tree or similar article of furniture for hanging up jackets, hats, umbrellas and the like.
    The quality of being subjective
        The doctrine that all knowledge is restricted to the conscious self and its sensory states.
        A theory or doctrine that emphasizes the subjective elements in experience
    Any of various theories holding that the only valid standard of judgment is that of the individual. For example, ethical subjectivism holds that individual conscience is the only appropriate standard for moral judgment.
Subjectivism is a philosophical tenet that accords primacy to subjective experience as fundamental of all measure and law. In extreme forms like Solipsism, it may hold that the nature and existence of every object depends solely on someone's subjective awareness of it. One may consider the qualified empiricism of George Berkeley in this context, given his reliance on God as the prime mover of human perception.
metaphysical subjectivism
Metaphysical subjectivism is the theory that reality is what we perceive to be real, and that there is no underlying true reality that exists independently of perception. One can also hold that it is consciousness rather than perception that is reality (subjective idealism). This is in contrast to metaphysical objectivism and philosophical realism, which assert that there is an underlying 'objective' reality which is perceived in different ways.
This viewpoint should not be confused with the stance that "all is illusion" or that "there is no such thing as reality." Metaphysical subjectivists hold that reality is real enough. They conceive, however, that the nature of reality as related to a given consciousness is dependent on that consciousness. This has its philosophical basis in the writings of Descartes (see cogito ergo sum), and forms a cornerstone of Søren Kierkegaard's philosophy.
subjectivism and panpsychism
One possible extension of subjectivist thought is that conscious experience is available to all objectively perceivable substrates. Upon viewing images produced by a camera on the rocking side of an erupting volcano, one might suppose that their relative motion followed from a subjective conscious within the volcano. These properties might also be attributed to the camera or its various components as well.
In this way, though, subjectivism morphs into a related doctrine, panpsychism, the belief that every objective entity (or event) has an inward or subjective aspect. 
ethical subjectivism
Main article: Ethical subjectivism
Ethical subjectivism is the meta-ethical belief that ethical sentences reduce to factual statements about the attitudes and/or conventions of individual people, or that any ethical sentence implies an attitude held by someone. As such, it is a form of moral relativism in which the truth of moral claims is relative to the attitudes of individual (as opposed to, for instance, communities). Consider the case this way - to a cat, catching and eating mice is perfectly natural and morally sound. To a mouse, being hunted by cats is morally abhorrent. Though this is a loose metaphor, it serves to illustrate the view that each individual subject has their own understanding of right and wrong.
An ethical subjectivist might propose, for example, that what it means for something to be morally right is just for it to be approved of. (This can lead to the belief that different things are right according to each idiosyncratic moral outlook.) One implication of these beliefs is that, unlike the moral skeptic or the non-cognitivist, the subjectivist thinks that ethical sentences, while subjective, are nonetheless the kind of thing that can be true or false.
    Philosophy. One of several doctrines holding that all reality is objective and external to the mind and that knowledge is reliably based on observed objects and events.
    An emphasis on objects rather than feelings or thoughts in literature or art
Objectivism, the philosophy based on writings of novelist and ideologue Ayn Rand (1905–1982), has generated controversy since its organized emergence in the 1950s. Rand, born Alissa Zinovievna Rosenbaum, passed her childhood in volatile St. Petersburg, Russia, where Bolshevik revolutionaries nationalized her family's small business in 1917. After studying history and philosophy at the University of Leningrad, Alissa Rosenbaum obtained a Soviet passport in 1926 and arrived in Chicago for a "visit" with sponsoring relatives. By 1927 she had changed her name to Ayn Rand and found work as a Hollywood scriptwriter. Throughout her life Rand would identify publicly with the self-made geniuses celebrated in her popular though critically censured works.
Beginning with We the Living in 1936, Rand's fiction—including Anthem (1938), The Fountainhead (1943), and Atlas Shrugged (1957)—depicts ideal protagonists who refuse to compromise their core principles of egotism, atheism, and rationality to placate religious and socialist opponents. Rand's works of nonfiction—including The Virtue of Selfishness (1964), Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal (1966), and The Romantic Manifesto (1969)—elaborated these core principles, which show the combined influence of (among others) Aristotle and Friedrich Nietzsche. Rand held that both facts and values were "objective" realities, extrinsic and independent of the preferences of the thinker, who can grasp them through a disciplined application of reason. According to Rand, perceptions were truthful if sanctioned by logic, and actions were ethical if they aimed to fulfill the agent's needs as a rational being. Reason, then, was the only correct basis for intellectual and moral judgments: Rand rejected faith, divine revelation, and subjective feeling as false epistemologies. Conscious and individual life, she believed, formed the standard of all values, and "rational selfishness" was a living being's appropriate motive. In addition, Rand advocated laissez-faire capitalism as the only truly moral economic system and argued that art and literature instantiated the deepest values of their creator.
In 1952, Rand's followers, including the psychology student Nathaniel Branden (formerly Nathan Blumenthal) and philosophy student Leonard Peikoff, formed a study group that adopted Rand as its teacher and personal ideal. In 1958, Branden established the Nathaniel Bran-den Institute, where for ten years he and Rand lectured on objectivist dogma to enthusiastic audiences, mainly of young adults. However, in 1968 the movement divided as Branden—also Rand's lover, by permission of her spouse, Frank O'Connor—revealed his attachment to another woman, prompting Rand to permanently ostracize him from her official circle. After Rand's death in 1982 the objectivist movement split again due to a dispute between Peikoff and the philosopher David Kelley over the boundaries of objectivist doctrine. Today the Ayn Rand Institute, founded by Peikoff in 1985, maintains that the objectivist system is complete as stated by Rand, while neoobjectivists at David Kelley's Objectivist Center (founded in 1990) distance themselves from Rand's "cult of personality," arguing for continued inquiry and reinterpretation. Both groups have yet to establish themselves among academics, who generally are skeptical of objectivists' claims to freethinking and original insight. Meanwhile, the works of Rand and other objectivists continue to sell roughly 400,000 copies each year and inspire equally passionate support and opposition. The Libertarian political movement shows objectivist influence.
n., pl., prax·es (prăk'sēz')
    Practical application or exercise of a branch of learning
    Habitual or established practice; custom
[Medieval Latin prāxis, from Greek prāxis, from prāssein, prāg-, to do.]
A term in use since Aristotle, to whom praxis is one of the three basic activities of human beings (the others being theoria, or theory, and poiēsis, or skillful manufacture). Praxis in Aristotle includes voluntary or goal-directed action, although it sometimes also includes the condition that the action is itself part of the end, an action done for its own sake. In Kant, praxis is the application of a theory to cases encountered in experience, but is also ethically significant thought, or practical reason, that is, reasoning about what there should be as opposed to what there is. Kant's placing of the practical above the theoretical influenced the subsequent thought of Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel. But it is in Marx that the concept becomes central to the new philosophical ideal of transforming the world through revolutionary activity. The subordination of theory to practice is connected with the inability of reason to solve contradictions, which are instead removed by the dialectical progress of history. Praxis is also connected with genuinely free, self-conscious, authentic activity as opposed to the alienated labour demanded under capitalism. See also false consciousness.
Notions, Ideas, and Methods 
praxis: action and practice rather than theory
The study of human conduct
The name given to a Scandinavian movement which hoped to develop a science of efficient action; also a philosophy akin to pragmatism, seeing the idea of action as prior to ideas of representation and truth
Praxeology is the deductive study of human action based on the action-axiom. The most common use of the term is in connection with the Austrian School of economics. The term was coined by Austrian school economist Ludwig von Mises.
Origin and etymology
The neologism praxeology (Gr. praxis (πράξις), action, and logos, talk, speech) is often credited to Louis Bourdeau, the French author of a classification of the sciences, which he published in his Théorie des sciences: Plan de Science intégrale in 1882:
    On account of their dual natures of specialty and generality, these functions should be the subject of a separate science. Some of its parts have been studied for a long time, because this kind of research, in which man could be the main subject, has always presented the greatest interest. Physiology, hygiene, medicine, psychology, animal history, human history, political economy, morality, etc. represent fragments of a science that we would like to establish, but as fragments scattered and uncoordinated have remained until now only parts of particular sciences. They should be joined together and made whole in order to highlight the order of the whole and its unity. Now you have a science, so far unnamed, which we propose to call Praxeology (from πραξις, action), or by referring to the influence of the environment, Mesology (from μεơος, environment).
The term, however, was in use with differing interpretations as far back as 1608, by Clemens Timpler in his Philosophiae practicae systema methodicum. In this work, Timpler, when examining ethics, goes on to say:
    The general ethics falls into two parts: 1) Aretologie and 2) Praxiologie, i.e., of virtue and of their action.... This distinction between the moral actions of the virtues seems a novelty; but it's necessary, however, because the habit of virtue and the move to action do not coincide.
It was later mentioned by Robert Flint in 1904. The popular definition of this word was first given by Alfred V. Espinas (1844–1922), the French philosopher and sociologist and the forerunner of the modern Polish school of the science of efficient action. The Austro-American school of economics was also based on a philosophical science of the same kind.
In the slightly different spelling, praxiology, the word was used by the English psychologist Charles A. Mercier (in 1911), and then proposed by Knight Dunlap to John B. Watson as a better name for his behaviorism. It was rejected by Watson, but was accepted by the Chinese physiologist of behavior, Zing-Yang Kuo (b. 1898) in 1935, and mentioned by William McDougall (in 1928, and later).
Previously the word praxiology, with the meaning Espinas gave to it, was used by Tadeusz Kotarbiński (in 1923) and some time later by several economists, such as the Ukrainian, Eugene Slutsky (1926) in his attempt to base economics on a theory of action, the Austrian Ludwig von Mises (1933), the Russian, Nikolai Bukharin (1888–1938) during the Second International Congress of History of Science and Technology in London (in 1931), and the Pole, Oscar Lange (1904–1965) in 1959, and later.
The Sicilian philosopher, Carmelo Ottaviano, was using the Italianised version, prassiologia, in his treatises starting from 1935, but in his own way, as a theory of politics. After the Second World War the use of the term praxeology spread widely. After the emigration of von Mises to America his pupil Murray Rothbard defended the praxeological approach. A revival of Espinas's approach in France was revealed in the works of P. Masse (1946), the eminent cybernetician, Georges Theodule Guilbaud (1953), the Belgian logician, Leo Apostel (1957), the cybernetician, Anatol Rapoport (1962), Henry Pierron, psychologist and lexicographer (1957), François Perroux, economist (1957), the social psychologist, Robert Daval (1963), the well-known sociologist, Raymond Aron (1963) and the methodologists, Abraham Antoine Moles and Roland Caude (1965).
Under the influence of Tadeusz Kotarbinski, praxeology flourished in Poland. A special 'Centre of Praxeology' (Zaklad Prakseologiczny) was created under the organizational guidance of the Polish Academy of Sciences, with its own periodical (from 1962), called at first Materiały Prakseologiczne (Praxeological Papers), and then abbreviated to Prakseologia. It published hundreds of papers by different authors, and the materials for a special vocabulary edited by Professor Tadeusz Pszczolowski, the leading praxeologist of the younger generation. A sweeping survey of the praxeological approach is to be found in the paper by the French statistician, Micheline Petruszewycz, A propos de la praxéologie.
Ludwig von Mises was influenced by several theories in forming his work on praxeology, including Immanuel Kant's works, Max Weber's work on methodological individualism, and Carl Menger's development of the subjective theory of value.
Austrian School approach
Von Mises writes that action axiom is the basis of all praxeology, and it is the basic proposition that all specimens of the species homo sapiens, the homo agens, purposefully utilize means over a period of time in order to achieve desired ends. In his magnum opus Human Action, Von Mises defined “action” in the sense of the action axiom by elucidating:
    Human action is purposeful behavior. Or we may say: Action is will put into operation and transformed into an agency, is aiming at ends and goals, is the ego's meaningful response to stimuli and to the conditions of its environment, is a person's conscious adjustment to the state of the universe that determines his life. Such paraphrases may clarify the definition given and prevent possible misinterpretations. But the definition itself is adequate and does not need complement of commentary.
Von Mises noted that praxeology is not concerned with the individual's definition of end satisfaction, just the way he sought that satisfaction and that individual's increase of their satisfaction by removing sources of dissatisfaction or "uneasiness". In his theory, an acting man is defined as one capable of voluntary and conscious behaviour—to be otherwise would be to make one a mere creature who simply reacts to stimuli by instinct. Similarly, an acting man must have a source of dissatisfaction which he believes can be changed, otherwise he cannot act.
Von Mises writes that economics, the study of human choice under conditions of scarcity, can be treated as a specialization of praxeology, the study of all human action. Like other members of the Austrian School, von Mises rejected the standard scientific approach of relying upon empirical observation in the study of economics, and instead, favored the use of logical analysis, a logic which is influenced by Immanuel Kant's analytic–synthetic distinction. Von Mises writes that the empirical methods used in the natural sciences cannot be applied to the social sciences because the principle of induction does not apply. In essence, he believed that a theory constructed to predict how humans will act (what ends they will seek) in a "complex" situation could not arise from studying how they acted in "simple" situations. Furthermore, there are limits to how much can be learned from even a "simple situation". As a criticism to empirical studies seeking to find justification in the economic action of individuals, von Mises proposed that only the human actor knows the ends toward which he acts.
Another conclusion that von Mises reached was that decisions are made on an ordinal basis. That is, it is impossible to carry out more than one action at once, the conscious mind being capable of only one decision at a time—even if those decisions can be made in rapid order. Thus man will act to remove the most pressing source of dissatisfaction first and then move to the next most pressing source of dissatisfaction. Additionally, von Mises dismissed the notion that subjective values could be calculated mathematically; man can not treat his values with cardinal numbers, e.g., "I prefer owning a television 2.5 times as much as owning a DVD player." As a person satisfies his first most important goal and after that his second most important goal, then his second most important goal is always less important than his first most important goal. Thus, the satisfaction, or utility, that he derives from every further goal attained is less than that from the preceding goal. This assumes, of course, that the goals are independent, which is not always the case—for example, acquiring the television may enable one to pursue the goal of watching a documentary on biology, which may make one decide to study biology, which opens the goal of writing a research paper, and so on. In human society, many actions will be trading activities where one person regards a possession of another person as more desirable than one of his own possessions, and the other person has a similar higher regard for his colleague's possession than he does for his own. This assertion modifies the classical economic view about exchange, which posits that individuals exchange goods and services that they both appraise as being equal in value. This subject of praxeology is known as catallactics.
Murray Rothbard has argued that the scientific method of the natural sciences is not applicable to the social sciences, and has rejected any attempt at using mathematics in the study of economics, calling it a form of "scientism". Rothbard has argued that the use of the wrong methodology is what is truly unscientific. Mainstream economists believe that this makes Austrian theories too imprecisely defined to explain or predict real world events. Paul Krugman has stated that because Austrians do not use "explicit models" they are unaware of holes in their own thinking.
The categories of praxeology, the general, formal theory of human action, as outlined by Murray Rothbard are as follows:
    A. The Theory of the Isolated Individual (Crusoe Economics)
    B. The Theory of Voluntary Interpersonal Exchange (Catallactics, or the Economics of the Market)
        1. Barter
        2. With Medium of Exchange
            a. On the Unhampered Market
            b. Effects of Violent Intervention with the Market
            c. Effects of Violent Abolition of the Market (Socialism)
    C. The Theory of Propositional Exchange, or Law and Argumentation Ethics,
    D. The Theory of War – Hostile Action
    E. The Theory of Games (e.g., von Neumann and Morgenstern)
    F. Unknown
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Bounded rationality
 Cognitive science
    Methodological individualism
 Social actions
Pursuit of professional advancement as one's chief or sole aim: "Rampant careerism, which makes many a work place a joyless site, was in check" (Mary McGrory)
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    Falsehood, Pretense, and Exaggeration - careerism: devotion to advancement in one’s profession at the expense of integrity and one’s personal life
Overemphasis on diplomas or degrees in giving jobs or conferring social status: "Neo-liberalism made useful points in its critique of vested interests, of bureaucratic follies [and] of credentialism" (Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.).
Credentialism is a term used to describe a primary reliance on credentials for purposes of conferring jobs or social status. In some jobs, employers require a diploma, academic degree, security clearance, or professional license for a job which does not require the specific training that is part of these credentials or for which the skills can be obtained by other means, such as experience and informal study. This is more common in white collar jobs as most blue collar jobs have traditionally used an apprentice system.
In some cases, the legal or "de facto" requirement for a credential helps to protect society, as in the case of the requirement for an M.D. degree to practice medicine or a B.Eng. degree to become a civil engineer and build bridges and dams. However, a number of white collar jobs require degrees that are not explicitly connected to the job requirements. Some banks require applicants for their financial advisor positions to have a degree in economics, even though the job, based around selling stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, does not require training in economics. Similarly, many state and federal governments in North America require policy analysts to have a university degree in any field to be hired, even though the writing and research skills needed to be a policy analyst could be gained by experience.
Employers that require credentials that are not explicitly related to the work tasks may be using the possession of the university degree as a screening mechanism, as the completion of a degree may serve as a proxy for measuring personal traits that are desirable in the workplace (e.g., finishing tasks, learning new skills, following instructions). They may also be using these requirements as a social class screen, to ensure that the candidates selected for a job are bona fide members of the middle class. By requiring a university degree for entry level office jobs, employers are in effect screening out candidates from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, as these individuals are much less likely to attend and complete a degree due to the many barriers that university attendance poses for them (financial, social, etc.). This screening approach may be unfair for competent, experienced people without university degrees; a skilled writer and editor with decades of experience may be unable to even get an interview as an entry-level policy analyst in the federal government.
Some professions rely to higher degree on credentials. In many cases, the granting of professional licenses has been institutionalized, with the power to grant licenses given to self-regulatory bodies, such as medical associations or law societies. Laws may dictate the need for a credential by a requirement that is set at the state, provincial, or federal level (e.g., the requirement that a civil engineer possess a B.Eng. degree). Credentials acquired in one country or region by a worker are often not fully recognized in other countries or even in other states or provinces. In Canada, a teaching certificate or bar membership (for a lawyer) is only valid in the province in which it is granted; a worker who moves to another province has to write the certification exams in the new province, which can be costly and time-consuming.
Immigrants with foreign credentials often find that their degrees are not recognized in their new country. In Canada and the US, immigrants with credentials from non-Western countries may have to complete a number of additional courses or follow a costly or lengthy re-certification process. Foreign medical doctors, even those with decades of experience, may have to enroll in a North American medical school and re-do their internship. Foreign tradespeople such as electricians and plumbers may have to start again in the apprenticing system. Faced with these hurdles, many immigrants find that they have to work in a field other than the one that they are trained in, a situation called underemployment.
Opposition to credentialism is a tenet of the unschooling movement.
There is also negative credentialism, in which an arrest record, restraining order, dishonorable military discharge, bad credit rating, medical diagnosis, foreign birth, or other formal negative credential is used to discriminate against a person, even if the negative credential is mistaken, obsolete, irrelevant, or actually belongs to someone else with a similar name.
   See also
    Appeal to authority
    The Credential Society: An Historical Sociology of Education and Stratification by Randall Collins, Academic Press, 1979.
    Power in the Highest Degree: Professionals and the Rise of a New Mandarin Order by Charles Derber, William A. Schwartz, Yale Magrass, Oxford University Press, 1990.
    Deschooling Society by Ivan Illich, 1971
    Disabling Professions by Ivan Illich et al., 1977
    The Careless Society: community and its counterfeits by John McKnight, New York: BasicBooks, 1995.
    Confessions of a Medical Heretic by Robert S. Mendelsohn, Chicago: Contemporary books, 1979.
    Proving You're Qualified: Strategies for Competent People without College Degrees by Charles D. Hayes, Autodidactic Press, 1995.
    Meehl, P. E. (1997). Credentialed persons, credentialed knowledge. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 4, 91-98.
Agorism generally refers to a political philosophy founded by Samuel Edward Konkin III that holds as its ultimate goal the bringing about of a society in which all relations between people are voluntary exchanges by means of counter-economics.
The term comes from the Greek word "agora," referring to an open place for assembly and market in ancient Greek city-states.
Konkin's treatise New Libertarian Manifesto, was published in 1980. Previously, the philosophy had been presented in J. Neil Schulman's science fiction novel Alongside Night in 1979. Ayn Rand's example, presenting her ideas in the form of a work of fiction in Atlas Shrugged, had inspired Schulman to do likewise. Konkin's afterword to the novel, "How Far Alongside Night?", credited Schulman with integrating the "science of counter-economics" with Konkin's basic economic philosophy.
Most agorists consider themselves market anarchists, while some proponents characterize it as a form of left-libertarianism. Agorists generally oppose voting for political candidates and political reform. Instead, agorists stress the importance of alternative strategies rather than politics to achieve a free society. Agorists claim that we can achieve a free society more easily and sooner by employing such alternative methods. Such alternative strategies consist of education, direct action, entrepreneurship, and counter-economics. Agorists advocate promoting awareness of libertarianism and Austrian economics.
Counter-economics is a term originally used by Samuel Edward Konkin III and J. Neil Schulman, libertarian activists and theorists. Konkin defined it as "the study and/or practice of all peaceful human action which is forbidden by the State." The term is short for "counter-establishment economics". Counter-economics was integrated by Schulman into Konkin's doctrine of agorism.
The first presentation of the theory of counter-economics was made by Samuel Edward Konkin III at a conference organized by J. Neil Schulman in 1974 held in Cheshire, Massachusetts. The first book to portray counter-economics as a strategy for achieving a libertarian society was J. Neil Schulman's 1979 novel Alongside Night.
Relationship with agorism
Konkin's agorism, as exposited in his New Libertarian Manifesto, postulates that the correct method of achieving a voluntary society is through advocacy and growth of the underground economy or "black market" -- the "counter-economy" as Konkin put it—until such a point that the State's perceived moral authority and outright power have been so thoroughly undermined that revolutionary market anarchist legal and security enterprises are able to arise from underground and ultimately suppress government as a criminal activity (with taxation being treated as theft, war being treated as mass murder, et cetera).
According to Konkin's pamphlet Counter-Economics
The Counter-Economy is the sum of all non-aggressive Human Action which is forbidden by the State. Counter-economics is the study of the Counter-Economy and its practices. The Counter-Economy includes the free market, the Black Market, the “underground economy,” all acts of civil and social disobedience, all acts of forbidden association (sexual, racial, cross-religious), and anything else the State, at any place or time, chooses to prohibit, control, regulate, tax, or tariff. The Counter-Economy excludes all State-approved action (the “White Market”) and the Red Market (violence and theft not approved by the State).
According to Konkin, counter-economics also allows for immediate self-liberation from statist controls, to whatever degree practical, by applying entrepreneurial logic to rationally decide which laws to discreetly break and when. The fundamental principle is to trade risk for profit, although profit can refer to any gain in perceived value rather than strictly monetary gains (as a consequence of the subjective theory of value).
Voluntarism, or voluntaryism, is the philosophy which holds that all forms of human association should be voluntary. One of the moral principles frequently used to support this philosophy is the non-aggression principle, which prohibits the initiation of aggression or coercion.
Since voluntaryists hold that the means must be consistent with the end, the goal of a purely voluntary society must be sought voluntarily. Voluntaryists assert that people cannot be coerced into freedom or voluntarily give it up. Voluntaryists often advocate the use of the stateless free market, education, persuasion, and non-violent resistance as the primary ways to change people's ideas about the state and their behavior toward it.
Many late 20th and early 21st Century voluntaryists based their thinking upon the ideas of Murray Rothbard and Robert LeFevre. Rothbard maintained, first, that every government "presumes to establish a compulsory monopoly of defense (police and courts) service over some geographical area. So that individual property owners who prefer to subscribe to another defense company within that area are not allowed to do so"; and, second, that every government obtains its income by stealing, euphemistically labeled "taxation." "All governments, however limited they may be otherwise, commit at least these two fundamental crimes against liberty and property."
autarchy, autarky These two derivatives of similar but different Greek roots (archein, to rule; arkeein, to suffice) are frequently confused. ‘Autarchy’ means self-government, usually nowadays without pejorative overtones.

‘Autarky’ is invariably used pejoratively to mean self-government in a manner condemned by the speaker. A regime is autarkic if it tries to be self-sufficient by cutting off trade and intercourse with the rest of the world.
Autarchism (from Greek, "belief in self rule") is a political philosophy that upholds the principle of individual liberty, rejects compulsory government, and supports the elimination of government in favor of ruling oneself and no other. Advocates of the philosophy are autarchist (from Greek, "one who believes in self rule"), while the state in which everyone rules themselves and no one else is called autarchy (from Greek αὐταρχία autarchia, "state of self rule")
Robert LeFevre, a "self-proclaimed autarchist" recognized as such by Murray Rothbard, distinguished autarchism from anarchism, whose economics he felt entailed interventions contrary to freedom, in contrast to his own laissez faire economics of the Austrian School. In professing "a sparkling and shining individualism" while "it advocates some kind of procedure to interfere with the processes of a free market", anarchism seemed to LeFevre to be self-contradictory. He situated the fundamental premise of autarchy within the Stoicism of philosophers such as Zeno, Epicurus and Marcus Aurelius, which he summarized in the credo, "Control yourself". Fusing these influences together, he arrived at the autarchist philosophy: "The Stoics provide the moral framework; the Epicureans, the motivation; the praxeologists, the methodology. I propose to call this package of ideological systems autarchy, because autarchy means self-rule." LeFevre stated that "the bridge between Spooner and modern-day autarchists was constructed primarily by persons such as H. L. Mencken, Albert Jay Nock, and Mark Twain".
Ralph Waldo Emerson, although he did not call himself an autarchist, is considered to have espoused autarchy. Philip Jenkins has stated that "Emersonian ideas stressed individual liberation, autarchy, self-sufficiency and self-government, and strenuously opposed social conformity." Robert D. Richardson stated that the anarchy Emerson had in mind "would be 'autarchy', rule by self".
The essay "Autarchy, or, the art of self government," published in 1691 in London and listing the author as "G.B.," is attributed to George Burghope by NUC and to both Burghope and George Bright by Donald Goddard Wing.
Robert LeFevre
Robert LeFevre (13 October 1911 – 13 May 1986) was an American libertarian businessman, radio personality, and primary theorist of autarchism.
panarchy / panarchism
Panarchy is a conceptual term first coined by the Belgian botanist and economist Paul Emile de Puydt in 1860, referring to a specific form of governance (-archy) that would encompass (pan-) all others. The Oxford English Dictionary lists the noun as "chiefly poetic" with the meaning "a universal realm," citing a 1848 attestation by Philip James Bailey, "the starry panarchy of space". The adjective panarchic "all-ruling" has earlier attestations. In the twentieth century the term was re-coined separately by scholars in international relations to describe the notion of global governance and then by systems theorists to describe non-hierarchical organizing theories.
Panarchy as freely choosing government
In his 1860 article “Panarchy” de Puydt, who also expressed support for laissez-faire economics, applied the concept to the individual's right to choose any form of government without being forced to move from their current locale. This is sometimes described as "extra-territorial" (or "exterritorial") since governments often would serve non-contiguous parcels of land. De Puydt wrote:
    “The truth is that there is not enough of the right kind of freedom, the fundamental freedom to choose to be free or not to be free, according to one's preference....Thus I demand, for each and every member of human society, freedom of association according to inclination and of activity according to aptitude. In other words, the absolute right to choose the political surroundings in which to live, and to ask for nothing else.”
De Puydt described how such a system would be administered:
    “In each community a new office is opened, a "Bureau of Political Membership". This office would send every responsible citizen a declaration form to fill in, just as for the income tax or dog registration: Question: What form of government would you desire? Quite freely you would answer, monarchy, or democracy, or any other... and once registered, unless you withdrew your declaration, respecting the legal forms and delays, you would thereby become either a royal subject or citizen of the republic. Thereafter you are in no way involved with anyone else's government—no more than a Prussian subject is with Belgian authorities.”
De Puydt’s definition of panarchy was expanded into a political philosophy of panarchism. It has been espoused by anarchist or libertarian-leaning individuals, including especially Max Nettlau and John Zube.
Le Grand E. Day and others have used the phrase “multigovernment” to describe a similar system. Another similar idea is "Functional Overlapping Competing Jurisdictions" (FOCJ) promoted by Swiss economists Bruno Frey and Reiner Eichenberger.
Panarchy in Global Society
James P. Sewell and Mark B. Salter in their 1995 article "Panarchy and Other Norms for Global Governance” define panarchy as “an inclusive, universal system of governance in which all may participate meaningfully." They romanticize the term by mentioning the “playful Greek god Pan of sylvan and pastoral tranquillity, overseer of forests, shepherd of shepherds and their flocks. It thus connotes an archetypal steward of biospheric well-being."
David Ronfeldt and John Arquilla, in their work on Netwar, which they describe as an emergent form of low intensity conflict, crime, and activism, that: "The design is a heterarchy, but also what might be termed a 'panarchy.'"
Paul B. Hartzog writes in "Panarchy: Governance in the Network Age": “Panarchy is a transdisciplinary investigation into the political and cultural philosophy of ‘network culture.’ The primary fields of relevance for panarchy are world politics (international relations), political philosophy/theory, and information technology. Panarchy also draws on insights from information/communications theory, economics, sociology, networks, and complex systems."
In Paul B. Hartzog's work, the term "panarchy" emerges at the intersection of three core concepts: 1) ecology and complex systems, 2) technology, and 3) politics. The "pan" of ecological thinking draws on the Greek-god Pan as a symbol for wild and unpredictable nature. The "pan" of technology refers to the Personal Area Network (A personal area network is the interconnection of information technology devices within the range of an individual person) that merges human beings into an interconnected global social web. The "pan" of politics refers to the "inside/outside" distinction, and how, in an era of global challenges and global governance, the frame-of-reference for a global social has no outside.
Panarchy in systems theory
Systems theory is an interdisciplinary field of science which studies the nature and processes of complex systems of the physical and social sciences, as well as in information technology. Lance Gunderson and C. S. Holling, in their book Panarchy: Understanding Transformations in Systems of Humans and Nature also simultaneously coined the term, saying: 
    "The term [panarchy] was coined as an antithesis to the word hierarchy (literally, sacred rules). Our view is that panarchy is a framework of nature's rules, hinted at by the name of the Greek god of nature, Pan."

[Hetero- + -archy.]
The government of an alien

A heterarchy is a system of organization replete with overlap, multiplicity, mixed ascendancy, and/or divergent-but-coexistent patterns of relation. Definitions of the term vary among the disciplines: in social and information sciences, heterarchies are networks of elements in which each element shares the same "horizontal" position of power and authority, each playing a theoretically equal role. But in biological taxonomy, the requisite features of heterarchy involve, for example, a species sharing, with a species in a different family, a common ancestor which it does not share with members of its own family. This is theoretically possible under principles of "horizontal gene transfer." 

A heterarchy may be parallel to a hierarchy, subsumed to a hierarchy, or it may contain hierarchies; the two kinds of structure are not mutually exclusive. In fact, each level in a hierarchical system is composed of a potentially heterarchical group which contains its constituent elements.

The concept of heterarchy was first employed in a modern context by Warren McCulloch in 1945. As Carole L. Crumley has summarised, "[h]e examined alternative cognitive structure(s), the collective organization of which he termed heterarchy. He demonstrated that the human brain, while reasonably orderly was not organized hierarchically. This understanding revolutionized the neural study of the brain and solved major problems in the fields of artificial intelligence and computer design."

General principles 

In a group of related items, heterarchy is a state wherein any pair of items is likely to be related in two or more differing ways. Whereas hierarchies sort groups into progressively smaller categories and subcategories, heterarchies divide and unite groups variously, according to multiple concerns that emerge or recede from view according to perspective. Crucially, no one way of dividing a heterarchical system can ever be a totalizing or all-encompassing view of the system, each division is clearly partial, and in many cases, a partial division leads us, as perceivers, to a feeling of contradiction that invites a new way of dividing things. (But of course the next view is just as partial and temporary.) Heterarchy is a name for this state of affairs, and a description of a heterarchy usually requires ambivalent thought...a willingness to ambulate freely between unrelated perspectives.

Examples of heterarchical conceptualizations include the Gilles Deleuze/Félix Guattari conceptions of deterritorialization, rhizome, and body without organs.

Information studies 

Numerous observers in the information sciences have argued that heterarchical structure processes more information more effectively than hierarchical design. An example of the potential effectiveness of heterarchy would be the rapid growth of the heterarchical Wikipedia project in comparison with the failed growth of the Nupedia project. Heterarchy increasingly trumps hierarchy as complexity and rate of change increase.

Informational heterarchy can be defined as an organizational form somewhere between hierarchy and network that provides horizontal links that permit different elements of an organization to cooperate whilst individually optimizing different success criteria. In an organizational context the value of heterarchy derives from the way in which it permits the legitimate valuation of multiple skills, types of knowledge or working styles without privileging one over the other. In information science, therefore, heterarchy, responsible autonomy and hierarchy are sometimes combined under the umbrella term Triarchy.

This concept has also been applied to the field of archaeology, where it has enabled researchers to better understand social complexity. For further reading see the works of Carole Crumley.

Sociology and political theory 

Anthropologist Dmitri Bondarenko follows Carole Crumley in her definition of heterarchy as "the relation of elements to one another when they are unranked or when they possess the potential for being ranked in a number of different ways" and argues that it is therefore not strictly the opposite of hierarchy, but is rather the opposite of homoarchy, which is itself defined as "the relation of elements to one another when they possess the potential for being ranked in one way only".

David C. Stark has been contributing to developing the concept of heterarchy in the sociology of organizations.

Political hierarchies and heterarchies are systems in which multiple dynamic power structures govern the actions of the system. They represent different types of network structures that allow differing degrees of connectivity. In a (tree-structured) hierarchy every node is connected to at most one parent node and zero or more child nodes. In a heterarchy, however, a node can be connected to any of its surrounding nodes without needing to go through or get permission from some other node.

Socially, a heterarchy distributes privilege and decision-making among participants, while a hierarchy assigns more power and privilege to the members high in the structure. In a systemic perspective, Gilbert Probst, Jean-Yves Mercier and others describe heterarchy as the flexibility of the formal relationships inside an organization. Domination and subordination links can be reversed and privileges can be redistributed in each situation, following the needs of the system.

A heterarchical network could be used to describe neuron connections or democracy, although there are clearly hierarchical elements in both.

The term hetaerarchy is used in conjunction with the concepts of holons and holarchy to describe individual systems at each level of a holarchy.

Further reading

External links

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See also


[F. altérité.]
The state or quality of being other; a being otherwise

For outness is but the feeling of otherness (alterity) rendered intuitive, or alterity visually represented.

n  Coleridge

Term used in postmodern writings for the ‘otherness’ of others, or sometimes the otherness of the self. See alienation.


A holarchy, in the terminology of Arthur Koestler, is a connection between holons – where a holon is both a part and a whole. The term was coined in Koestler's 1967 book The Ghost in the Machine. The term, spelled holoarchy, is also used extensively by American philosopher and writer Ken Wilber.

The universe as a whole is an example of a holarchical system, in which every holarchy is part of a larger holarchy.

Holarchy is commonly referred to as a form of hierarchy however, hierarchy, by its' definition, has both an absolute top and bottom. But this is not logically possible in a Holon as it is both a whole and a part. The "hierarchich relationship" between holons at different levels can just as meaningfully be related with terms like "in and out", as of "up and down" or "left and right"; perhaps more generally, one can say that holons at one level are "made up of, or make up" the holons or parts of another level. This is evident in the holarchic relationship (math <-> subatomic particles <-> atoms <-> molecules <-> macromolecules <-> organelles <-> cells <-> organs <-> bodies <-> communities) where each holon is a "level" of organization, and all are ultimately descriptive of the same set (e.g. a particular collection of matter). Like a Fractal, the top can be a bottom, and a bottom can be a top, and the patterns evident at one level can be similar to those at another.

Homoarchy is...
“the relation of elements to one another when they are rigidly ranked one way only, and thus possess no (or not more than very limited) potential for being unranked or ranked in another or a number of different ways at least without cardinal reshaping of the whole socio-political order”

Homoarchy and Heterarchy

This notion is coupled with the one of heterarchy, defined by Crumley as "the relation of elements to one another when they are unranked or when they possess the potential for being ranked in a number of different ways". Note that heterarchy is not the opposite of any hierarchy all together, but is rather the opposite of "homoarchy".

Homoarchy and Hierarchy

Homoarchy must not be identified with hierarchy (as well as heterarchy must not be confused with egalitarianism in the proper meaning of the word). In any society both “vertical” and “horizontal” social links may be observed. More so: sometimes it seems too difficult to designate a society as “homoarchic” or “heterarchic” even at the most general level of analysis, like in the cases of the late-ancient Germans and early-medieval “Barbarian kingdoms” in which one can observe the monarchy and quite rigid social hierarchy combined with (at least at the beginning) democratic institutions and procedures (like selection of the king), not less significant for the whole socio-political system’s operation. So, it does look like it is impossible to measure degrees of homoarchy and heterarchy in a society with mathematical exactness, for example, in per cent. A purely quantitative approach is also inapplicable here: the presence of, say five hierarchies in a society as an entity does not make it more heterarchic and less homoarchic in comparison with a society with four hierarchies if in the former there is and in the latter there is no one dominant hierarchy. The pathway to evaluation of a society as heterarchic or homoarchic (in either absolute or relative categories) goes through an analysis of it as a whole – as a dynamic system of social hierarchies, and the aim of this analysis in the vein of systems theory should be not to count the hierarchies but to understand the way they are related to each other. Hence, the question which rises at studying a particular society is as follows: are the hierarchies that form the given social system ranked (more or less) rigidly or not? Do, say, two individuals find themselves ranked toward each other the same way in any social context or not?


A form of business management which emphasizes individual initiative and self-organization in order to accomplish tasks. This is in contrast to bureaucracy which relies on a set of defined rules and set hierarchy in accomplishing organizational goals. The term was popularized by Alvin Toffler in the 1970s.
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 Adhocracy allows organizations to operate in a more flexible manner. This flexibility can work well in fast-changing industries where organizations that can identify and act on new opportunities the fastest have a competitive advantage. Adhocracy may also work best with smaller organizations where managers are still able to comprehend and direct the organization when necessary. On the other hand, adhocracy may become chaotic or inefficient in large organizations where, for example, work may be duplicated by several teams. Poorly defined working roles may prove ineffective where team members are unaware of the scope of their roles, and thus desired or necessary work is not carried out.  
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An economic system in which the means of production and distribution are privately or corporately owned and development is proportionate to the accumulation and reinvestment of profits gained in a free market.

Definition: economic system of private ownership
Antonyms: communism

In a capitalist economic system most productive assets are held by private owners, and most decisions about production and distribution are made by the market rather than government command. Capitalism thus suggests a system of economic regulation that involves minimal state involvement. Nonetheless, even the most capitalistic economic systems contain some governmental supervision. The government must establish basic institutional rules, such as contract law. The government must also legislate to correct “market failure,” or situations where the unregulated market does not work well. Most importantly, in any democratic system a large number of interest groups continually petition the government for laws that bias market processes in their favor. Perhaps the Supreme Court's most important function as regulator of capitalism is to define the appropriate constitutional limit of governmental interference with individual, market‐driven decision making.
The word “capitalism” does not appear often in Supreme Court opinions. Further, nearly all the references before 1950 are pejorative, appearing in first amendment cases involving the right to make statements attacking capitalism as an institution. Examples include United States v. Debs (1919), where the defendant attacked capitalism as a cause of war, and Abrams v. United States (1919). In addition, Justice Louis D. Brandeis used the term occasionally in dissenting opinions to speak about the evils of uncontrolled capitalism (Liggett v. Lee, 1933; Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association v. United States, 1925).
The Supreme Court has always occupied a central position in the development of American capitalist institutions since the beginning of the nineteenth century. The Constitution's framers envisioned a regime in which most decisions about the allocation of goods and services should be private. The Contracts Clause, the Commerce Clause, the Due Process Clause, and the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment are strong examples of that commitment. Through its interpretation of the Constitution and a wide array of federal and state statutes and common law rules, the Supreme Court has defined the balance between individual prerogative and the independence of markets on the one hand, and sovereign power to interfere on the other.
Until the late 1930s the prevailing economic ideology on the Supreme Court was that of the classical political economists, who had a strong bias in favor of the “unregulated” market. This is not to say that there was little regulation. States and local government regulated a great deal. Indeed, the Supreme Court believed that there was too much regulation and that much of it was created in the interest of regulated firms rather than the consuming public.
The historical relationship between the Supreme Court and American capitalism has developed through several controversies concerning the proper scope of federal and state regulatory power.
natural capital
A reference to the stock of natural resources, such as water and oil. Unlike other forms of equity (such as machines and buildings), which can be created on a regular basis, many natural resources are nonrenewable. Natural capital includes many resources that humans and other animals depend on to live and function, which leads to a dilemma between depleting and preserving those resources.
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In economics, depletion of natural resources is a consequence that needs to be accounted for when looking at a company’s effect on total welfare. A company might be making big profits, but if it is doing a lot of damage to the natural capital of an economy, it may actually have a negative effect on total welfare.
Natural capital is the extension of the economic notion of capital (manufactured means of production) to goods and services relating to the natural environment. Natural capital is thus the stock of natural ecosystems that yields a flow of valuable ecosystem goods or services into the future. For example, a stock of trees or fish provides a flow of new trees or fish, a flow which can be indefinitely sustainable. Natural capital may also provide services like recycling wastes or water catchment and erosion control. Since the flow of services from ecosystems requires that they function as whole systems, the structure and diversity of the system are important components of natural capital.
In Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution the authors see the world's economy as being within the larger economy of natural resources and ecosystem services that sustain us. This implies that we should attribute value to things such as human intelligence and cultures to hydrocarbons, minerals, trees, and microscopic fungi. The authors argue that only through recognizing this essential relationship with the Earth's valuable resources can businesses, and the people they support, continue to exist. The book has many practical suggestions for companies interested in a sustainable future.
According to the authors, the "next industrial revolution" depends on the espousal of four central strategies: "the conservation of resources through more effective manufacturing processes, the reuse of materials as found in natural systems, a change in values from quantity to quality, and investing in natural capital, or restoring and sustaining natural resources."
Natural capital is described in the book Natural Capitalism as a metaphor for the mineral, plant, and animal formations of the Earth's biosphere when viewed as a means of production of oxygen, water filter, erosion preventer, or provider of other ecosystem services. It is one approach to ecosystem valuation, an alternative to the traditional view of all non-human life as passive natural resources, and to the idea of ecological health. However, human knowledge and understanding of the natural environment is never complete, and therefore the boundaries of natural capital expand or contract as knowledge is gained or lost.
In a traditional economic analysis of the factors of production, natural capital would usually be classified as "land" distinct from "capital" in its original sense. The historical distinction between "land" and "capital" was that land is naturally occurring and its supply is assumed to be fixed, whereas capital as originally defined referred only to man-made goods, (e.g., Georgism). It has been argued that it's useful to view many natural systems as capital because they can be improved or degraded by the actions of man over time (see Tragedy of the commons), so that to view them as if their productive capacity is fixed by nature alone is misleading. Moreover, they yield benefits naturally which are harvested by humans, those being nature's services, 17 of which were closely analyzed by Robert Costanza. These benefits are in some ways similar to those realized by owners of infrastructural capital which yields more goods, e.g. a factory which produces automobiles just as an apple tree produces apples.
The term and metaphor were first used by E.F. Schumacher in his book Small Is Beautiful and are closely identified with Herman Daly, Robert Costanza, the Biosphere 2 project, and the Natural Capitalism economic model of Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, and Hunter Lovins until recently, when it began to be used by politicians, notably Ralph Nader, Paul Martin Jr., and agencies of the UK government including the London Health Observatory. Some economists and politicians, including Martin, believe natural capital measures play a key role in money supply and inflation measurements in a modern economy. They point to uneconomic growth and a lack of any direct connection between measuring well-being and such indicators as GDP.
Indicators adopted by United Nations Environment Programme's World Conservation Monitoring Centre and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to measure natural biodiversity use the term in a slightly more specific way. However, all users of the term differentiate natural from man-made manufactured capital or infrastructural capital in some way. It does not appear that the basic principle is controversial, although there is much controversy on ecological health indicators, value of nature's services and Earth itself, consistent methods of ecosystem valuation, biodiversity metrics and methods of audit that might apply to these services, systems and biomes.
Full cost accounting, triple bottom line, measuring well-being and other proposals for accounting reform often include proposals to measure an "ecological deficit" or "natural deficit" alongside a social deficit and financial deficit. It is difficult to measure such a deficit without some agreement on methods of valuating and auditing at least the global forms of natural capital (e.g. value of air, water, soil).
The concept of natural capital implies that the savings rate of an economy is an imperfect measure of what the country is actually saving, because it measures only investment in man-made capital. The World Bank now calculates the genuine savings rate of a country, taking into account the extraction of natural resources and the ecological damage caused by CO2 emissions.
Ecologists are teaming up with economists to measure the wealth of ecosystems and to express their value as a way of finding solutions to the biodiversity crisis. Some researchers have attempted to place a dollar figure on ecosystem services, such as the value that the Canadian boreal forest is contributing to global ecosystem services. If ecologically intact, the boreal forest has an estimated value of US$3.7 trillion. The boreal forest ecosystem is one of the planet's great atmospheric regulators and it stores more carbon than any other biome on the planet. The annual value for ecological services of the Boreal Forest is estimated at US$93.2 billion, or 2.5 greater than the annual value of resource extraction. The economic value of 17 ecosystem services for the entire biosphere (calculated in 1997) has an estimated average value of US$33 trillion per year. These ecological economic values are not currently included in calculations of national income accounts, the GDP and they have no price attributes because they exist mostly outside of the global markets. The loss of natural capital continues to accelerate and goes undetected by mainstream monetary analysis.

Dr. Michio Kaku on Transporting Our Consciousness into Robots
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The role of corporates in abolishing human trafficking

It’s estimated that today there are more than 27 million people (half of them children) trapped in modern day slavery – that’s more than at any other time in history. This insidious crime has the potential to infiltrate the supply chain of any organisation anywhere in the world, yet why in the corporate world are we not more aware of its existence and not more proactive about abolishing it?

[See full text of this article at the link above]

We in the business community must lead from the front and strive to ensure our supply chains – and those of our suppliers – are free from slavery. In time it is my hope that products and organisations will carry a stamp declaring that they are slavery free, enabling individuals to make an informed choice about the products and services they use.

Human trafficking is present in every region in the world – it affects us all, however indirectly. No government, charity, individual or corporation can solve this problem alone but together we can fight it. This fight must begin now.

David Arkless is President of Global Corporate and Government Affairs at ManpowerGroup, President of the End Human Trafficking Now campaign and ambassador for the Centre for Social Justice and Advisor on its Anti-Slavery Report.

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More than just money: differing morals at the heart of US economic divide

Herbert Hoover was wrong about America. During a press conference in February 1931 – amid the depths of the Great Depression – he famously warned that the American values of “rugged individualism” risked being diluted by “European-styled socialism”.

Hoover suggested that the Depression presented a dilemma as to “whether the American people, on one hand, will maintain the spirit of charity and mutual self-help through voluntary giving and the responsibility of local government, as distinguished on the other hand, from appropriations out of the Federal Treasury for such purposes”.

In short, his fear was that too much federal involvement would weaken the bonds of local connection and civil society, displacing religious and charitable organisations and undermining American ideals.

Hoover was wrong because – as Franklin Roosevelt showed in the New Deal – American values were not exclusively individualist. Instead, they also contained an important egalitarian, if not communitarian, commitment to fairness.

In recent weeks, Hoover’s arguments have been resuscitated by conservative intellectual Charles Murray. In a widely commented-upon new book, Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010, Murray advances the thesis that a decline in basic individual values – most importantly, of industriousness – explains an erosion of social mobility and America’s exceptionalist identity.

To be sure, in describing the fragmented nature of American society, there is much to commend in Murray’s account. He describes a society in which elites and the general public have equally withdrawn from community engagement. However, his view is fundamentally flawed as he emphasises the pervasive effects of excessive statism to explain societal trends over a period in which the state has been in more or less continual retreat from its postwar peak of influence.

Indeed, that his argument kicks off in November 1963, with the premature end of the Kennedy administration, is somewhat telling, as it was Kennedy who – as Ronald Reagan later stressed – inaugurated the current trend to cutting taxes.

To be sure, no single variable explains the social, economic and demographic shifts that have characterised the past half-century. Yet a lack of individualism is not the problem. Murray would have seen this, had he offered a more encompassing view. Contrary to free-market nostrums, post-Depression era America was marked by the extensive use of wage and price controls, which derived considerable popular legitimacy from a commitment to fairness.

Indeed, Republican President Eisenhower advanced a doctrine of “shared responsibility” for economic stability. Such appeals in turn succeeded only by virtue of the existence of a postwar trust in government: in 1958, 73% of Americans stated that they could trust the government either “just about always” or “most of the time”. Moreover, this trust was paralleled by a mass scepticism in markets, as only 14% of Americans blamed government for economic instability.

What explains the demise of these controls, and the broader sense of fairness upon which they relied? Over the 1960s and 1970s, the experiences of Vietnam and Watergate would undermine faith in government, giving rise to a much more libertarian ethos. By 1978, only 25% of Americans would assert that they could trust the government “just about always” or “most of the time” by 1980. Paralleling these general shifts, the percent of the public blaming government for inflation would rise from 14% in 1959 to 51% in 1978.

As scepticism in government assumed the force of a self-fulfilling prophecy, successive inflationary crises – in the “great stagflations” of the 1970s – and financial crises – from the savings and loan crises of the late 1980s to the global financial crisis of recent years – wracked the US economy. Yet with each crisis, the wave of deregulation has been advanced in tandem.

In this light, Murray may be underrating the importance of a communitarian ethos, as his Tea Party-styled libertarian values might be juxtaposed against the Occupy Wall Street-styled view on display in say, the revived communitarianism of Elizabeth Warren.

In a widely-circulated clip, Warren recently asserted the case for an alternative view of American exceptionalism, arguing that “there is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. You built a factory out there? Good for you. But I want to be clear: you moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for; you hired workers the rest of us paid to educate … God bless. Keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.”

Smart Growth Online
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American Planning Association
Glossary for the Public

Making Community Design Work
A Guide for Planners
By Umut Toker
Published by APA Planners Press, 2012
America's Legacy Cities: New Directions for the Industrial Heartland
February 2012
Born out of a major conference in Detroit – now the nation’s symbol for cities that defined the nation’s 20th century economy but find themselves in search of a new identity – a new book, Rebuilding America’s Legacy Cities: New Directions for the Industrial Heartland, explores strategies for retooling, reimagining and re-building these cities. Published by the Columbia University-based American Assembly, the book from America’s most notable urbanists is a blueprint for cities, towns and neighborhoods seeking to recast their futures in the changed world economy and adopt policies that encourage the adaptive repurposing of land to make their cities competitive.
Agenda 21 Becomes a Major Issue
After hiding under the radar for more than 19 years, Agenda 21 became the cause of 2011 as thousands of concerned Americans began to study United Nations documents side – by – side with their local comprehensive development plans. To the horror of most, they found identical language – and the battle was on. 
Fighting Back
The battle to stop Agenda 21 in local communities and in state legislatures has taken several varied but effective paths. In my travels to speak to more than 38 groups in 12 states in 2011, I have been privilege to meet and work with some of the most amazing activists I’ve even encountered. I’ve also been able to meet with state legislators in four states, along with a large number of county commissioners and city councilmen – all eager to learn about Agenda 21 and how to stop it. Here are some of the results of their work in countering the massive power of those enforcing Agenda 21 across the nation:
Communities are Leaving ICLEI
It started last January, 2011 in Carroll County, Maryland, as the newly elected Board of Commissioners, led by Richard Rothschild, voted to cancel the county’s membership in the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI). At the same time the Commission also terminated the contract of the county’s sustainable development director, and they sent the county planning commission back to the drawing board for the state-mandated comprehensive development plan – with instructions to not resubmit it until it protected private property rights and complied with the U.S, Constitution. Little did these new commissioners know, they were at the head of a tidal wave that was about to sweep the nation.
Following Carroll County, next came Amador County, California, as the county commissioners voted to end their membership in ICLEI; then came Montgomery County, PA; followed by Edmond, Oklahoma, Las Cruces, New Mexico. The successful battle against ICLEI in Spartanburg, South Carolina was sparked by County Commissioner Roger Nutt; Virginia became a hotbed of activity against Agenda 21 and ICLEI, especially through the efforts of activists like Donna Holt, Cathy Turner and Charles Battig, to name a few. As a result of their efforts, Albemarle County, Virginia (home of Thomas Jefferson), James City County, Virginia (where America basically started at James Town), Abington, Virginia and Lexington, Virginia, have all voted to throw ICLEI out; we can now add to this list Plantation. Florida; Carver, Massachusetts; Pinellas, Florida; Garland, Texas; Sarasota, Florida; Clallam County, Washington; Monmouth County, New Jersey, Chatham County, North Carolina and Somerset County, New Jersey.
Unofficial reports indicate that at least 54 communities have withdrawn from ICLEI in 2011 (though I don’t have all of them listed here because we don’t have official verification). In addition, while ICLEI set a goal of 1000 American cities as members by 2015, indications are that only 17 new cities joined ICLEI this past year. That would be a net reduction of 37!
Property Rights Council
As I arrived in Idaho last September to speak, I was told that a county commissioner wanted to have dinner with me. I said, fine. I’ve gotta eat! What I received from that dinner was nothing short of stunning. As I arrived at the restaurant I was ushered into a back room where about eight people awaited me, including Bonner County, Idaho attorney Scott Bauer and Bonner County Commissioner Cornel Rasor. They began to lay out a full-blown presentation for a plan to protect property rights in their county. They called it a Property Rights Council. This was to be an official arm of the county government, complete with a full time employee and a selected council of citizens who would oversee all county legislation and regulations to assure they didn’t violate private property rights. In addition, the plan was to connect the council’s activities with a state wide network of free market think tanks that would help make such judgments on the proposed legislation. Amazing idea! I mentioned it in my monthly report to APC supporters and it became a sensation. Tennessee activist Karen Bracken picked up the idea, spent hours discussing every detail with attorney Bauer and quickly organized a conference call of national activist leadership, and the idea is now spreading across the nation. Property Rights Councils will be an invaluable tool to counter ICLEI’s near total control of county government.
State Legislative Activity against Agenda 21 It has truly been amazing to see anti-Agenda 21 efforts in state legislatures across the nation. My report here is only a fraction of the activities actually taking place, as I literally can’t keep up with the many meetings, hearings and resulting legislation that is being introduced. But here are a few of the highlights:
In the state of Washington, State Representative Matt Shea is succeeding in creating an ― anti-Agenda 21 Caucus, designed to educate fellow legislators to the dangers of Agenda 21 and to block passage or any such legislation. Eight House Members have joined so far.
A bill (Assembly Bill 303) has been introduced by Representative Mary Williams into the state legislature of Wisconsin to repeal state mandated smart growth legislation.
Smart growth legislation has been passed in almost every state and is the Sustainablist’s main weapon to enforce Agenda 21 policy in every county. Repeal of such legislation gives the local government the right to choose whether it wants to participate in Sustainable planning or not. The bill has already passed the Wisconsin House and is awaiting action in the state Senate.
Similar legislation has already been passed and signed by the Governor in the state of Florida. That means that Florida counties are now free from state mandates to write and impose comprehensive development plans.
The state of New Hampshire has two landmark bills before it. First is HB 1634, introduced by Rep. Amy Cartwright which prohibits ―the state counties or towns from implementing programs of, expending money for, receiving funds from, or contracting with the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI).‖ The second bill prohibits federal, state and local government agents from entering private property without the property owner’s written permission.
Republican National Committee Passes Anti- Agenda 21 Resolution
On Friday, January 13, 2012, Helen Van Etten, Republican National Committeewoman from Kansas, sponsored a resolution entitled ―Resolution Exposing United Nations Agenda 21.‖It was adopted during the RNC’s general session that day. This resolution may now be used by all opponents of Agenda 21 to help convince lawmakers that this is a threat serious enough that one of the two major political parties now understands and opposes it. All Republican officeholders now have a valuable tool to stand united and oppose Agenda 21 – if they choose to use it. It is also a major weapon for local activists, who, till now have fought alone, constantly labeled fringe conspiracy theorists.
Mainstream Conservative Movement and Candidates Join the Fight for Individual Property Rights
In addition, The Heritage Foundation has now acknowledged the threat of Agenda 21, in an article entitled ―Agenda 21 and the Threat in Our Backyard.‖ This is a sign that the mainstream Conservative movement is coming on board in the Agenda 21 fight.
A few months ago, I was contacted by the Newt Gingrich campaign after he had been pummeled with questions about his position on Agenda 21. When his answers weren’t satisfactory to the crowd, people shouted ― call Tom DeWeese,‖and he did. A few weeks later Gingrich appeared on the Sean Hannity radio show talking about Agenda 21, and then he even brought it up in one of the debates.
In his last week on Fox News, Glenn Beck used some of his remaining precious air time on an international news network to expose Agenda 21. I was very pleased to have been contacted by his producers to provide information for the program. And Beck provided a link to the American Policy Center’s website so viewers could learn more.
The tin foil is falling off of our hats rapidly as the fight against Agenda 21 is quickly escalating into the main stream of the political debate.
Breaking up Consensus Meetings
One of the chief tools used by the pro-Agenda 21 forces is the use of trained facilitators and consensus meetings. These are psychology-driven sessions designed to reach a predetermined outcome, as the participants are led to believe it is their own idea. It’s very effective in countering our arguments that Agenda 21 is implemented behind closed doors, against the will of the people. Of course, behind those closed doors is where the predetermined outcome and the tactics to enforce it is, well, determined.
That’s all starting to change as anti-Agenda 21 forces are learning counter techniques. First, author Beverly Eakman has produced a book entitled ―How To Counter Group Manipulation Tactics.‖ Beverly has studied this tactics for years and has learned how to stop its progress. Created by the Rand Corporation and known as the Delphi Technique, the process depends on the fact that there is no debate, no open discussion and no dissention allow. Beverly’s book show how that can be turned around on the facilitator, and in effect, ruin his day and his meeting’s outcome. Beverly teaches activist how to lay low and quietly upset the process. Others have taken a more blunt, in-you-face approach. It works too!
Case in point, at a recent meeting in San Francisco, about 50 anti-Agenda 21 citizens turned out for yet another controlled consensus meeting, only they refused to play by the rules (key to messing up the pre-planned process). They spoke out, they video-taped the process, they refused to put their names on sign-up sheets (an intimidation tactic used by the Sustainablists), they continually corrected the facilitator’s incorrect statements, they did not participate in the ―phony voting process, (again a tactic used in the Delphi technique to make you think you had a part in the outcome. As soon as you take one step in becoming part of the process, even to vote no, you are in the process). The protestors refused to give their names to the media and they brought in cameras and signs. Above all, they passed out flyers to every participant explaining the process being used on them and telling them their rights in a free assembly. No one was arrested in this process. Take away the power of consensus and you have gone a long way toward stopping Agenda 21. It simply cannot be implemented in a free, open society of free debate and transparency in government, as our local, state and federal governments were designed to be.
So, there you have it, a brief rundown of the growing battle to stop Agenda 21. 2011 was an amazing year in this fight to resort the Republic. But 2012 is already shaping up to be the year we finally crush Agenda 21.
Agenda 21 Links
Acton Institute
Libertarianism and the Conservative Movement
'Blue Dragon' explores globalization and Canadian culture
Robert Lepage's enchanting play "Blue Dragon" was performed at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto from January 10 to February 19. Lepage is one of the world's greatest experimental directors: this production -- and perhaps all of his work -- is characterized by his unprecedented technological wizardry that sets the stage for tales of fragmented individuals longing for an end to the impermanence of love, living their ambivalent desire for Otherness, while permeated by the inexhaustible drive for immortality. Like all great works of art, the play unfolds along multiple lines of interpretation, each of which could take a dissertation to fully elaborate. One of those lines concerns the most important cultural-normative question that contemporary globalization presents to us.
In their book Globalization/Anti-Globalization, David Held and Anthony McGrew contend that our era of world integration is characterized by an overarching ethical argument between cosmopolitans and communitarians. The former propose that we should move towards a singular global community while the latter believe in a world of multiple national or local communities. To put it too simply: one could say that the former believe that "another world is possible" whereas the latter's focus is on "other worlds are possible." Both emphasize an imaginative leap -- but with the first stressing an overall coherence while the latter emphasizes plurality, specificity and difference.
Lepage of course is not beholden to any one side of a dichotomy: the play is cosmopolitan, communitarian, and critical of a monolithic focus on either side of the argument. The harshest overt criticisms are certainly towards the latter -- specifically Quebec nationalism. One of the characters -- Pierre, a French Quebecker who left the province to live in China -- explains why, after a recent visit to Quebec, he decided to stay in Asia rather than return to his native province: "And it dawned on me that Quebec hadn't changed. The same provincial people all wrapped up in their own affairs, the same fear of anything foreign, the same nationalism that never goes anywhere..."
Later in the play, another character, Claire, also a French Quebecker, who is visiting Pierre in Shanghai, goes to an art exhibit put on by a Chinese artist named Xiao Ling. Claire points to one of the paintings and states, "That one is my favourite. It's like ... a prism of all of the other paintings," except she mispronounces the word "prism". Xiao Ling interrupts to correct Claire's English by accurately articulately the word. Lepage's point is clear: China's up and coming educated class is racing to learn English and express themselves on the world stage, while Quebec's insularity is inhibiting its members from benefiting from the advantages of cosmopolitanism. The former's nationalism is powerful because it is not afraid of the advantages of globalization while the latter remains locked in its narrow provincial navel.
Unlike many universalists, Lepage does not run away from the richness of particular languages and experiences: the play is performed in English, French and Mandarin. The music, the set, the painting and the child that will eventually shape the futures of the characters, are all a mix of East and West. At the end of the play Pierre considers returning to Quebec precisely because Lepage understands that the relationship to one's community of origin is as ambivalent as one's desire for alterity: both cosmopolitanism and communitarianism need to be valued in our abundant, discordant era.
While this dazzling play just closed its run in Toronto, a fine English graphic novel of the script is available from Anansi Press. The novel, however, does not contain Xiao Ling's correction of Claire.
Thomas Ponniah was a Lecturer on Social Studies and Assistant Director of Studies at Harvard University from 2003-2011. He remains an affiliate of Harvard's David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.
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Cuba Sets a Global Example for the Achievements of Socialism

EU Times
Zombies Join the Wall Street Protests in New York
Catherine Austin Fitts on the Breakaway Civilization
recorded interview
The Corbett Report
Police State Gadgets and the Technology of Enslavement
The Wild and Free Pigs of the Okefenokee Swamp
By Steve Washam
Based on a telling by George Gordon

Larry Sinclair News Group

How to catch wild pigs

By Thornton Parsons

This parable has been around for quite some time, however, it rings truer today than ever. Freedom is at stake, and if Socialism wins, we’ll all be captured.

A chemistry professor at a large college had some exchange students in the class. One day while the class was in the lab the Professor noticed one young man (exchange student) who kept rubbing his back, and stretching as if his back hurt. The professor asked the young man what was the matter. The student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been shot while fighting communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his country’s government and install a new communist government.

In the midst of his story he looked at the professor and asked a strange question. He asked, “Do you know how to catch wild pigs?” The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line.

The young man said that this was no joke. “You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come every day to eat the free corn. When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming. When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence. They get used to that and start to eat again.”

“You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last side. The pigs, who are used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat; you slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd. Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They run around and around inside the fence, but they are caught.”

“Soon they go back to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity.”

The young man then told the professor that is exactly what he sees happening to America. The government keeps pushing us toward socialism and keeps spreading the free corn out in the form of programs such as supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare, medicine, drugs, etc. While we continually lose our freedoms—just a little at a time.

Most people only hear about the 47% of the nation who pay no income taxes and are dependent on government assistance. They don’t think about the corporate end of the spectrum; those who pay no income taxes, or very low income taxes, and are dependent on the government for bailout assistance. So, now what percent of the nation do you think has been captured like wild pigs? The takeover is almost complete.
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'Legend of the Crystal Skulls' - Full Film
U. of Alabama: Health Impacts of Cannabis Smoke
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Virtue and Communitarianism as the Antidote to Modern Capitalism
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Family Law Designed to Destroy Men
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Bix Weir
"The Alvin" Vacuum Sealer
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Tidbits: What is Being Held Back from You
By Gordon Duff
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Notes from Orlee's book "Minerals for the Genetic Code"
Author says sodium fluoride weakens will to oppose
In his book “Minerals for the Genetic Code,” Charles Walters writes:
 “In the rear occipital or left lobe of the brain, there is a small area of tissue responsible for the individual’s power to resist domination. Repeated doses of infinitesimal amounts of sodium fluoride will in time gradually reduce the individual’s power to resist domination by slowly poisoning and narcotizing this area of brain tissue.
 “In large doses, sodium fluoride causes paralysis and death . . . when an individual continually receives minute doses of it, the next effect is a marked weakening of the will.”
 Good for our teeth or for making us docile?
 Mark Sheehan
How to Detox Fluorides from Your Body
Iodine: The Halogen That Roars
By Charles Walters
Minerals for the Genetic Code by Charles Walters
Written by Chris Masterjohn  
April 3 2009
A Thumbs Down Book Review
Minerals for the Genetic Code: An Exposition & Analysis of the Dr. Olree Standard Genetic Periodic Chart & the Physical, Chemical & Biological Connection.
 By Charles Walters Acres, USA, 2006
 Reviewed by Chris Masterjohn
Dr. Richard Olree, a chiropractor who calls himself a “theoretical geneticist,” has put forth a new theory about the nature of the genetic code that, if correct, would revolutionize the field of genetics. The theory stipulates that each of the 64 codons, the basic units of the genetic code, requires its own unique mineral—thus greatly expanding the list of essential nutrients.
Charles Walters, founder of the eco-agriculture publication AcresUSA, has transmitted this theory to book form in the 2006 title, Minerals for the Genetic Code. While the book contains an interesting introduction to the history of biological science, an excellent interview with cancer researcher and genetic engineering critic John Fagan, and a useful 100-page appendix listing important food sources of various trace minerals, Walters devotes less than one hundred pages to his description of Olree’s theory and is remarkably silent about the experimental basis for this theory—assuming one exists at all.
Lack of Experimental Evidence

The book begins with a foreword on the dangers of fluoride and its first several chapters deliver scathing critiques of the modern medical system and commercial soil chemistry. Walters then narrates the fascinating stories of the discoveries and experimental demonstrations of some of the most basic chemical and biological concepts that we take for granted today.
For example, the Flemish physician Jan Baptista van Helmont first demonstrated in the seventeenth century that trees synthesize most of their tissue from water or air rather than from soil by planting a tree in an isolated tub and measuring the weight of the soil before and after it grew.
The English scientist and preacher Stephen Hale tried to test whether plants consumed air by clamping a glass container over a number of peppermint plants and measuring the change in atmospheric pressure, but the plants simply died. Later research demonstrated that animals and plants changed the air in opposite ways, each allowing for the survival of the other, and that plants only changed the air in the presence of light. Through many well-designed and well-controlled experiments, we now know that plants produce glucose from carbon dioxide and water, releasing oxygen, and that animals conversely break down glucose with oxygen, releasing carbon dioxide and water. Walters narrates in like manner the discoveries of the periodic table of the elements and the genetic code.
When, after more than 80 pages, Walters finally begins describing Olree’s theory, he leaves the reader infinitely less impressed. Rather than describing solid experimental research as in the previous section, Walters describes a “eureka” moment back in 1981 when Olree realized he could tie the genetic code in to a chart he had already made drawing relationships between color therapy, aromatherapy, acupuncture and a Chinese sacred text called the I Ching. Walters likens this sudden insight to Archimedes’ discovery that he could determine the density of the king’s crown, and thus whether it was made of pure gold, by measuring the water it displaced in a bathtub, and to Friedrich Kekulé’s realization that benzene could be structured as a hexagon while staring at the shapes made by the smoke rising from his fireplace.
The basis of the theory is the repetition of the number 64 in various natural and philosophical systems. The vertebral column develops from 32 embryonic structures called somites that eventually become vertebrae and 32 spaces that eventually become intervertebral discs, together making 64 points along the spine. The ancient Chinese text, the I Ching, is a compilation of hexagrams with six positions that can be filled with either solid or broken lines, making 64 possible hexagrams, each of which is associated with a certain psychological trait. Olree noticed in his private practice that misalignments of certain vertebrae were associated with particular psychological changes and began mapping out the associations between the 64 points along the spine and the 64 hexagrams of the I Ching. He used a 1926 version of the periodic table of the elements made by Walter Russell, an artist and architect credited with coining the term “New Age” and with hypothesizing the existence of various subatomic particles now known to exist. This table contained far fewer elements than the current table contains, as well as 22 subatomic particles not included on the current table. It was organized into nine octaves. The ninth octave contained radioactive elements, while the first eight octaves contained 64 non-radioactive elements and subatomic particles. Referring to these collectively as “minerals,” Olree designated each vertebral point with its own mineral and its own hexagram of the I Ching.
When Olree stumbled upon a book called DNA and the I Ching, a new theory of genetics was born. The book drew an analogy between the codons of DNA and the hexagrams of the I Ching. DNA is like an alphabet in which each of four nucleotides represents a letter. Nucleotides consist of nitrogen-containing ring structures called nitrogenous bases that are attached to sugars and phosphate groups. The four bases making up the nucleotides in DNA are adenine (A), guanine (G), cytosine (C) and thymine (T). When the cell makes a protein, it first makes an RNA copy of a particular DNA sequence using the same bases, except it replaces thymine (T) with uracil (U). The RNA copy is then used to make the protein. Each of these “letters” makes up a three-letter “word” called a codon. Each codon codes for a particular amino acid that will be used to make the new protein; for example, AUG codes for methionine. There are 64 possible codons in the “languages” of DNA and RNA. The book drew an analogy between these 64 codons and the 64 hexagrams of
the I Ching. Olree had already determined that each I Ching hexagram corresponded to a particular position in the vertebral column and to a particular mineral; once he realized the connection between the I Ching and DNA, then, the relationship between the latter and the 64 minerals of Russell’s periodic table became self-evident.
 FINANCIAL TYRANNY: Defeating the Greatest Cover-Up of All Time
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The Externalization of the Hierarchy
The Externalization of the Hierarchy - Section I - Introductory Remarks
The Period of Transition
March 1934
One of the results of the world condition at this time is the speeding up of all the atomic lives upon and within the planet. This necessarily involves the increased vibratory activity of the human mechanism, with a consequent effect upon the psychic nature, producing an abnormal sensitivity and psychic awareness. It would be of value here to remember that the condition of humanity at this time is not the result of simply one factor, but of several - all of them being active simultaneously, because this period marks the close of one age and the inauguration of the new.
The factors to which I refer are, primarily, three in number:
This is a transition period between the passing out of the Piscean Age, with its emphasis upon authority and belief, and the coming in of the Aquarian Age, with its emphasis upon individual understanding and direct knowledge. The activity of these forces, characteristic of the two signs, produces in the atoms of the human body a corresponding activity. We are on the verge of new knowledge and the atoms of the body are being tuned up for reception. Those atoms which are predominantly Piscean are beginning to slow down their activity and to be "occultly withdrawn," as it is called, or abstracted, whilst those which are responsive to the New Age tendencies are, in their turn, being stimulated and their vibratory activity increased.  
The world war marked a climax in the history of mankind, and its subjective effect was far more potent than has hitherto been grasped. Through the power of prolonged sound, carried forward as a great experiment on the battlefields all over the world during a period of four years (1914-1918), and through the intense emotional strain of the entire planetary populace, the web of etheric matter (called the "veil of the temple") which separates the physical and astral planes was rent or torn asunder, and the amazing process of unifying the two worlds of physical plane living and of astral plane experience was begun and is now slowly going on. It will be obvious, therefore, that this must bring about vast changes and alterations in the human consciousness. Whilst it will usher in the age of understanding, of brotherhood and of illumination, it will also bring about states of reaction and the letting loose of psychic forces which today menace the uncontrolled and ignorant, and warrant the sounding of a note of warning and of caution.
A third factor is as follows. It has been known for a long time by the mystics of all the world religions and by esoteric students everywhere, that certain members of the planetary Hierarchy are approaching closer to the earth at this time. By this I want you to infer that the thought, or the mental attention, of the Christ and of certain of His great disciples, the Masters of the Wisdom, is directed or focused at this time on human affairs, and that some of Them are also preparing to break Their long silence and may appear later among men. This necessarily has a potent effect, first of all upon Their disciples and on those who are attuned to and synchronized with Their Minds, and secondly, it should be remembered that the energy which flows through these focal points of the Divine Will will have a dual effect and be destructive as well as constructive, according to the quality of the bodies which react to it. Different types of men respond distinctively to any inflow of energy, and a tremendous psychic stimulation is at this time going on, with results both divinely beneficent and sadly destructive.
It might be added also that certain astrological relationships between the constellations are releasing new types of force which are playing through our solar system and on to our planet and thereby making possible developments hitherto frustrated in expression, and bringing about the demonstration of latent powers and the manifestation of new knowledge. All this must be most carefully borne in mind by the worker in the field of human affairs if the present crisis is to be rightly appreciated and its splendid opportunities rightly employed. I have felt it wise to write a few words concerning the condition to be found in the world today especially in connection with esoteric, occult and mystical groups and the spiritualistic movement.
Food Storage (Cool & Dry, Inexpensive, Non-freezing)
Very Dumb Government
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JFK Assassination Questions: LBJ Ranch
James Leon Ward responds to questions related to the JFK Assassination: Why bury the killers' corpses adjacent to the Johnson ranch? Do mobsters routinely dispose of corpses? And why give this crucial job to a driver?
Under the Sign of the Scorpion
By Juri Lina
Behind Communism
The Classic Expose
By Frank L. Britton
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The Amazing Light... Glows All Night and Lasts FOREVER!
Making the Best of Basics
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Activist Post / Brandon Turbeville
The New Jewish Class Wars
A Rothschild Speaks - Listen Closely

The Hidden Tyranny


This booklet contains the text of a most revealing and shocking interview of a Jew by the name of Harold Rosenthal, which was conducted in 1976, by a concerned patriot, a Walter White, Jr.. Mr. Rosenthal, an influential Jew learned in the Jewish ways and involved in the workings of government in Washington, D.C., explained the Jewish involvement and cause of the major problems we face today.

Rosenthal, in exposing certain aspects of the 'inner invisible world of Jewry', revealed the modes and tactics Jews have used in destroying Christian civilization and covertly attaining control over our lives and governments. The result has been a 'hidden tyranny' upon us like the tyranny waged against the Saints by the red beast system of Revelation referred to as 'Mystery Babylon'.

But how could such a small number of Jews enslave so many people and gain such an overwhelming control over their governments, especially without their being aware of it? The answer to this may be found in Christ's parable of the unjust steward, which represents Jewry. They are able to prevail in the world despite their ungodly ways because of their cunning and shrewd ways. As Christ said "For the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light." (Luke 16:8)

In other words, the Jew, with his worldly mind set, is wiser than God's Christian people. When you read the words of Mr. Rosenthal the reality of this statement will come to light. This problem was so prevalent and important for us to overcome that Christ had instructed us to "be wise as serpents". (Matthew 10:16)

America and the world is now covered in political, economic, moral and social problems which need to be acted upon by Christian people. As Edmund Burke stated: "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." But before we can properly act we need a proper (not just a superficial) understanding of the problem. This booklet will help provide the reader with that understanding.

In the manuscript the emphasis shown as underline text has been added while that in bold is per original. The footnote comments and illustration have been added by myself.

-- Charles A. Weisman June, 1992

The Hidden Tyranny

Part One

In a highly confidential interview with a Jewish administrative assistant to one of this nation's ranking senators, he said, "It is a marvel that the American people do not rise up and drive every Jew out of this country."

The Jew, Mr. Harold Wallace Rosenthal, made this statement after admitting Jewish dominance in all significant national programs. He said,

"We Jews continue to be amazed with the ease by which (Christian Americans have fallen into our hands. While the naive Americans wait for Khrushchev to bury them, we have taught them to submit to our every command." (This submission has been made possible by the gradual adoption of Talmudic concepts as being Christian, thus producing a Jewish society. It is what Rabbi Martin Siegel call, "the Judaization of Christianity.")

When asked how a nation could be captured without their knowing it, Mr. Rosenthal attributed this victory to absolute control of the media. He boasted of Jewish control of all the Media. Any newspaper which refused to absolute control of the media. He boasted of Jewish control of all the Media. Any newspaper which refused to acquiesce to controlled news was brought to its knees by withdrawing advertising. Failing in this, the Jews stop the supply of news print and ink. "It's a very simple matter," he stated.

When asked about men in high political office, Mr. Rosenthal said that no one in the last three decades has achieved any political power without Jewish approval. "Americans have not had a presidential choice since 1932 when [Franklin] Roosevelt was our man; every president since Roosevelt has been our man." (Even before Roosevelt the Jewish influence upon Woodrow Wilson (1913-21) was quite evident, as Henry Ford wrote in 1921 -- "Mr. Wilson, while President, was very close to the Jews. His administration, as everyone knows, was predominantly Jewish." The International Jew, Dearborn Publishing Co., III, p. 28-9).

In a discussion about George Wallace, Mr. Rosenthal smiled and suggested that we note where Wallace stands today. When the U.S. foreign policy was mentioned, the bedroom confidence of the interview was all but set aside. With disdain and mockery he sneered at the American stupidity in failing to see through the entire scope of Kissinger foreign policy. "It is Zionist-Communist policy from beginning to end. Yet the citizens think this Jewish policy will benefit America." (The reason for this is because the Jewish media refers to the "Zionist-Communist policy" as "American policy" pursuant to "Constitutional" provisions. Ignorance of our own system of government is the real issue here.) He cited 'detente' and Angola as examples of Jewish diplomacy. The credulous nature of Americans drew only contempt from him.

The interview continued on an almost omniscient plane.

"We Jews have put issue upon issue to the American people. Then we promote both sides of the issue as confusion reigns. With their eyes fixed on the issues, they fail to see who is behind every scene. We Jews toy with the American public as a cat toys with a mouse."
The Coverup of Zionist Organized Crime!
David Duke
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Super PAC supporting Ron Paul is operated by a 9/11 'truther'
Gary Franchi, right, has warned of a 9/11 cover-up, FEMA concentration camps and the New World Order. He leads a Super PAC using unlimited campaign contributions to support Ron Paul, left, in the Republican presidential race.
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Who Is Citizens United?
A Propaganda Primer, Updated
Propaganda is the bread and butter of covert action.
- Gregory Treverton
Can America Survive The Cassandra Syndrome? 
By Frosty Wooldridge
America added 115 million people from 1965 to 2012.  Demographic experts showed 315 million people living in America in January 2012.  They expect an added 85 million by 2035 to reach 400 million.   The consequences grow irreversible and unsolvable.
As population rises, carrying capacity drops.  What is “carrying capacity?”  For a quick rendition, it means, “The amount resources on a given piece of land to allow long term sustainable human, plant and animal life.”
If animals or humans exceed ‘carrying capacity’ of any given land mass, they crash in numbers by various means, i.e., famine, war and disease.  Garrett Hardin, noted biologist called it, “The Tragedy of the Commons.”  (Source: <>
The Exchange: Guns, Strippers and Money
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A ‘terrible disease of the mind’
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Banking and Currency and the Money Trust
By Charles A. Lindbergh
The First Holocaust
Jewish Fund Raising Campaigns with Holocaust Claims During and after World War One
By Don Heddesheimer
Clinton Global Initiative
By John D. Christian
CGI Clinton Global Initiative
List of 2007 Members
Handouts & Pickpockets
Our Government Gone Berserk
By William P. Hoar
“All history is one long story to this effect:  men have struggled for power over their fellow-men in order that they might win the joys of earth at the expense of others, and might shift the burdens of life from their own shoulders upon those of others.”

--William Graham Summer, The Forgotten Man, 1883
“The Power to tax involves the power to destroy.”
--Chief Justice John Marshall, McCulloch v Maryland, 6 March 1819
The Hidden Children
The Secret Survivors of the Holocaust
By Jane Marks
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Future Day: March 1, 2012
By Ben Goertzel
Science News Overview
By Avatar Polymorph
Published February 9, 2012

An overview of science news from the last week, and some older news items of interest. Includes news on nanotechnology, regenerative medicine, stem cells, and metamaterials.
VSEL Technology and the Future of Regenerative Medicine

 An Interview with Dr. Mariusz Ratajczak
By Mariusz Ratajczak & Jill Drouillard
Published February 8, 2012

Very small embryonic like stem cells (VSELs) are purified from adult tissues and are potential sources of stem cells for application in regenerative medicine and stem cell therapies. In contrast to embryonic stem cells (ESCs) their derivation does not require destruction of embryos and thus are non-controversial from an ethical point of view.
Morality of the Machine: Sentience, Substance, and Society
By Michael Campbell
Published February 7, 2012

As computers begin to reach a human level of intelligence, some consideration must be given as to their concept of ethics. Appropriately aligning moral values will mean the difference between a contributing member of society and a sociopath.
Rationality Training: Call for a Global Approach
By Soenke Ziesche, Ph.D.
Published February 6, 2012

Through the due exercise of reason, human thought processes can approximate rational thinking. Rationality skills are a prerequisite for humans to understand how the world works and in order to be able to make better decisions about how to act in the world. Progress in science and technology would not have been possible without the human ability for rational reasoning.
Brave Bioart 2: Shedding the Bio, Amassing the Nano, and Cultivating Emortal (Posthuman) Life
By Natasha Vita-More
Published February 2, 2012

Contemporary biotechnologies, and especially emergent technologies, are taking art into wet yet nimble associations with science fiction, science fraction and science fact. Bioart and its subsets are working with genetics, cloning and hybridization, and its practitioners are “co-creators” alongside the gods, stirring up moral issues, and portraying the role of lab-technician, scalpel in hand.
The Ethics of Boosting Animals from Sentience to Self-Aware Consciousness
By Avatar Polymorph
Published February 1, 2012

The question of boosting the intelligence of animals other than humans, to the level of self-awareness and consciousness, is one that cannot be considered in isolation from the general process at work in the social and speculative movement known as Transhumanism.
The Molecular Biology of Compassion
By Leslie Michel, MD & Rodney Shackelford, DO, Ph.D.
Published January 31, 2012

Thousands of scientific studies have examined the possible genetic causes underlying brain/mind disorders such as schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, violence and criminality, and psychopathy. The more positive side of human behavior, with aspects such as altruism and empathy, has been studied much less – even though these are obviously much more valued from both transhumanist and typical humanist perspectives.
Book Review: Race Against The Machines
By Rich Burzynski
Published January 29, 2012
Are we on the verge of totally new social and economic paradigm brought about by the increasing power of computation in our machines?

Augmenting Humans
By John Niman
Published January 27, 2012

This week has brought several interesting articles about human enhancement. Although much of this technology is still in the research phase, some tech is beginning to make it to the market.
A New Way Of Playing to Win
How a progressive, donor-built campaign bypassed party officials and turned a red state blue.
In February 2003, Bill Owens attended the Colorado Rockies Fantasy Camp in Tucson, Ariz., an exercise in wish fulfillment that tends to be the preserve of successful middle-age men who are rewarding themselves with a week of baseball in the company of former big-league players. Mr. Owens's claim to success seemed assured. A few months earlier he had won re-election as the Republican governor of Colorado by a record margin, and his party was riding high. The state House and state Senate had solid GOP majorities, and in Washington both Colorado senators and five out of seven representatives were Republican. Mr. Owens had recently been called "America's Best Governor" in a National Review cover story, and he was even viewed as a potential 2008 presidential contender.
Just a few years later he was ex-Gov. Owens and Colorado had turned solidly Democratic.
The 2004 elections saw President Bush re-elected and the Republicans' hand in Congress strengthened, but Democrats in Colorado defied the national tide, taking control of both houses in the Legislature and one U.S. Senate seat. In 2006 they captured the governor's office, and in 2008, when Barack Obama carried the state, the Democrats' gains included adding the other U.S. Senate seat. Five out of seven congressional seats were in the party's hands.
What caused this stunning reversal? It wasn't just the vagaries of political fortune; a carefully executed Democratic plan was instrumental in the turnaround. Adam Schrager and Rob Witwer debriefed the architects of the plan and now lay out what they learned in "The Blueprint." Mr. Schrager is a political reporter and Mr. Witwer a Republican former member of the Colorado House. Their report addresses, as the book's subtitle has it, "How the Democrats Won Colorado (and Why Republicans Everywhere Should Care)."
Bill Owens might have been the best-known camper at that Rockies baseball fantasy camp in 2003, but someone who would also become a major player in Colorado politics—and an agent of Mr. Owens's political demise—was on hand as well: Jared Polis, a wealthy 27-year-old Internet entrepreneur and Democrat. He was already dabbling in state politics: His toehold was a seat on the state board of education, an unpaid, part-time position that he won in 2000.
By 2003, Mr. Polis was on his way to becoming a force in political backrooms. He was part of the "Gang of Four," as the Colorado press dubbed a quartet of rich Democrats who bypassed conventional party organizations to push a more progressive agenda than Colorado Democrats generally supported. The other Gang of Four members were Tim Gill, the founder of the Quark software company; Pat Stryker, the heiress of a medical-technology company; and Rutt Bridges, another software entrepreneur.
"It's simple," Mr. Polis tells the authors, explaining the group's success. "You approach it with a business mentality.'" His buzzword was "accountability," and decisions were driven by data. "We did it very scientifically." The strategy was to create a donor-built and donor-funded "conglomerate," say Messrs. Schrager and Witwer, which "would grow into a garden of think tanks, political 527s, 501(c)(3) charitable organizations, 501(c)(4) 'social welfare' organizations, new-media outlets, progressive watchdog groups, and assorted activist organizations that would play a key role in the political transformation of Colorado from 2004 to 2008."
The political-action groups were renamed to give them broader appeal: The Alliance for Colorado's Families became Main Street Colorado. And deep-pocketed liberals poured in money: In the 2006 midterm campaign, the Democratic side spent $10.8 million, about two-thirds more than the Republicans' $6.4 million. "Pat Stryker and Tim Gill accounted for about $3 million," the authors note, while the two largest Republican donors gave $200,000 each.
The result of the Gang of Four's efforts was the creation of a progressive political infrastructure in Colorado that was able to target specific issues and campaigns and energize the liberal-Democrat base in ways that the party establishment could not. Mr. Polis is quoted saying that party leaders tend "to put valuable resources into races they're probably not going to win because they want to win friends."
At the next Democratic National Convention, held in Denver in August 2008, the state party's successes were duly noted. Former Treasury official Robert Stein hosted a seminar called "Colorado as a Model: Donor Cooperation for Social Change." Mr. Stein had already made headway in 2005 with the launch of the Democracy Alliance, a group supported by financier George Soros, Hollywood director Rob Reiner and about 80 other progressive mega-donors. The Democracy Alliance employed a strategy much like the one that had sprung up independently in Colorado: building donor-driven organizations free of party control.
At the height of the Gang of Four's success in Colorado, former governor Bill Owens offered his bitter perspective: "They bought the state. We ought to treat this the way we treat naming rights to football stadiums—let's just put Pat Stryker's and Tim Gill's names on the gold dome of the Colorado state capitol, because that's what happened."
Messrs. Schrager and Witwer are generally even-handed in "The Blueprint," though they take occasional swipes at efforts that "took message control out of the hands of candidates and handed it to 'outsiders.' "But wealthy progressives are not the only frustrated "outsiders" in America today. Indeed, the methods of "The Blueprint" can be applied by conservatives frustrated with big-spending insiders. The political parties may have to take a back seat while leaders from the private sector battle over who will provide adult supervision to our profligate politicians. 
Mr. O'Keefe is chairman and chief executive of the Sam Adams Alliance, based in Chicago.
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Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution
By Frances Fukuyama
A decade after his now-famous pronouncement of “the end of history,” Francis Fukuyama argues that as a result of biomedical advances, we are facing the possibility of a future in which our humanity itself will be altered beyond recognition. Fukuyama sketches a brief history of man’s changing understanding of human nature: from Plato and Aristotle to the modernity’s utopians and dictators who sought to remake mankind for ideological ends. Fukuyama argues that the ability to manipulate the DNA of all of one person’s descendants will have profound, and potentially terrible, consequences for our political order, even if undertaken with the best of intentions. In Our Posthuman Future, one of our greatest social philosophers begins to describe the potential effects of genetic exploration on the foundation of liberal democracy: the belief that human beings are equal by nature. Review
Maybe we have a future after all: Our Posthuman Future is political historian Francis Fukuyama's reconsideration of his 1989 announcement that history had reached an end. He claims that science, particularly genome studies, offers radical changes, possibly more profound than anything since the development of language, in the way we think about human nature. He makes his case thoroughly and eloquently, rarely dipping into philosophical or critical jargon and consistently maintaining an informal tone.
Fukuyama is deeply concerned about the erosion of the foundations of liberal democracy under pressure from new concepts of humans and human rights, and most readers will find some room for agreement. Ultimately, he argues for strong international regulation of human biotechnology and thoughtfully disposes of the most compelling counterarguments. While readers might not agree that we're at risk of creating Huxley's Brave New World, it's hard to deny that things are changing quickly and that perhaps we ought to consider the changes before they're irrevocable. --Rob Lightner --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From Publishers Weekly
Fukuyama (The End of History and the Last Man; Trust) is no stranger to controversial theses, and here he advances two: that there are sound nonreligious reasons to put limits on biotechnology, and that such limits can be enforced. Fukuyama argues that "the most significant threat" from biotechnology is "the possibility that it will alter human nature and thereby move us into a `posthuman' stage of history." The most obvious way that might happen is through the achievement of genetically engineered "designer babies," but he presents other, imminent routes as well: research on the genetic basis of behavior; neuropharmacology, which has already begun to reshape human behavior through drugs like Prozac and Ritalin; and the prolongation of life, to the extent that society might come "to resemble a giant nursing home." Fukuyama then draws on Aristotle and the concept of "natural right" to argue against unfettered development of biotechnology. His claim is that a substantive human nature exists, that basic ethical principles and political rights such as equality are based on judgments about that nature, and therefore that human dignity itself could be lost if human nature is altered. Finally, he argues that state power, possibly in the form of new regulatory institutions, should be used to regulate biotechnology, and that pessimism about the ability of the global community to do this is unwarranted. Throughout, Fukuyama avoids ideological straitjackets and articulates a position that is neither Luddite nor laissez-faire. The result is a well-written, carefully reasoned assessment of the perils and promise of biotechnology, and of the possible safeguards against its misuse. (Apr.) Forecast: As the FSG publicity material notes, Fukuyama famously declared in the wake of communism's collapse that "the major alternatives to liberal democracy" had "exhausted themselves." This less dramatic assessment should still win a hearing, if not among scientists then among a public concerned about science's growing power.
Veterans give even more; 1 million sought for DNA data
DURHAM -- The procedure that could, in a way, make Master Sgt. Clarence Gray immortal was quick, simple and mundane.
The 59-year-old Sanford resident walked into a small, windowless room in the Durham VA Medical Center, filled out a survey, signed consent forms and held out his arm for the needle.
In minutes, it was done.
Gray plans to retire from the Army in September after more than 32 years of serving his country. But the two teaspoons of blood he gave last week will continue to serve indefinitely as part of a vast collection of genetic material that the Veterans Administration is building for research.
The Million Veteran Program could help transform healthcare for veterans - and everyone else - by leading to new ways of predicting, preventing and treating illness.
The goal is to find 1 million veterans who agree to allow their genetic material, medical records and information about their lifestyle and military service to be used for research.
This broad combination of different kinds of data will let researchers study complex interactions between the genetic material and, say, exposure to certain vaccines, alcohol use and exercise.
Some of the patterns that researchers will be looking for are subtle. That means the huge number of samples available could vastly increase the confidence in the results.
The national program started modestly last year, with just one medical center enrolling volunteers. Then seven more were added, including the Durham VA.
Now with 40 sites involved, including the Salisbury VA Medical Center, the program is starting to hit its stride; about 23,000 veterans have already been processed, and about 30,000 more have agreed.
By combining the vast number of genetic samples and the VA's high-quality electronic medical records, the program is expected to become one of the most important repositories of data for healthcare research in history.
"I think about it as a bridge to the future of medicine," Dr. Joel Kupersmith, chief research and development officer for the Veterans Health Administration, said in a telephone interview from Washington, D.C. "... Not only will we be able to use it to understand diseases better, and who will get them, and be able to predict things, but also to have new ways of designing treatments."
Research in the works

Given the huge number of subjects, their diversity, and massive amount of detailed healthcare and genetic information on each, inevitably much of the research that will be done with the data hasn't even been dreamed up yet.
But researchers already are making plans. A look at what may predispose someone to suffer post-traumatic stress disorder - or conversely to avoid it - is among the research already being planned, said Kupersmith.
Another priority is getting a better sense of why some people need smaller doses of certain drugs or are more vulnerable to a specific disease such as diabetes.
The VA recruits veterans by periodically mailing out fliers. At the Durham VAMC, the program team periodically distributes information in clinic waiting areas.
Between them, the Salisbury and Durham sites can mine a rich ground for enrollees: North Carolina is home to more than 760,000 veterans.
The Durham branch of the program has a processing goal of 20 volunteers a day, and at midday Friday was at 1,235 and counting.
A key to recruiting volunteers, said VA officials, is assuring them that their medical records and genetic material will be carefully protected for privacy. The medical records will be connected with genetic information only after patient names are stripped from the records.
Volunteers can back out any time they wish, even years later, without stating a reason, and the VA will destroy the genetic material.
Occasionally the local program team gets skeptical questions from veterans who worry that their DNA might be taken and used by someone other than authorized researchers.
"One guy said, 'Oh, someone's going to clone me,'" said Nancy Steward, the research assistant for the Durham program site. "We said, 'No, no, that's not the case at all.' We're just going to do research on this vast number of samples, and we're going to get research done a lot more quickly because we have so much to choose from."
Mostly, though, the veterans are receptive, since the basic idea is helping other veterans, said Dr. William Yancy, the local site investigator for the project at the Durham VA and a researcher at Duke University's medical school.
"I think that people understand that we still have a lot to learn about genes and how they interact with our health and how they predict disease down the road and how they interact with our treatment," he said. "We don't even know exactly the questions we're going to ask, and I think they understand that."
Another way to serve
Gray said that when he saw an advertisement for the program that he knew immediately that he had to volunteer.
With the program just getting started, Gray said that he doesn't expect to reap any benefits from it.
"Oh, this isn't about me," he said.
"It's just one more way to serve my country."
Army veteran Dan Ocheltree, 42, of Roxboro, who had his blood drawn last week, said there didn't seem to be any reason not to volunteer.
"It's a perfect way for me as a veteran to give back to fellow veterans," he said. "A study like this, to be able to perhaps come up with new ways to treat and prevent illnesses with veterans and Americans generally, just seems to be a great program to be involved in."
The program isn't perfect. Veterans are much more likely to be men, for example.
The sheer number of people being enrolled, though, and the extraordinary quality of the medical records will easily offset any concerns about the demographics, said Dr. Jim Evans, a professor of genetics and medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill, who is not involved with the VA's program.
The promise of the database is substantial, Evans said.
"I think this will really help with figuring out the genetic and environmental underpinnings of health and disease," Evans said.
"We have huge problems in sorting out what genetics and environment mean for human health, and the only way of doing it is with programs of this scale."
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A new neighbor for RDU: Chinatown
Although Herman has sketches of what Chinatown will look like, Xie said all those involved in the project expect those to be refined before construction work begins.
"The easiest part right now is money," he said. "The hard part is to come up with a great idea that you can develop that's better than the known (Chinatowns)."
Xie said Chinatowns in cities such as New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., give the impression that China is a poor and dirty place.
"That's not what we want here," Xie said.

Party next weekend
As for Herman, he envisions Chinatown becoming an iconic destination that will be among the first things visitors see when they fly in and out of the Triangle.
On Saturday, Panda is hosting a party at the mall to celebrate the Chinese New Year and to let people discover North Carolina's future Chinatown. The governor has been invited.
"In 200 years, when I'm dead and buried in the ground, I want people to say that Raleigh-Durham airport is next to Chinatown," he said.
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Colonial Elite Rules China for the Illuminati
By St. John Bartholomew    

The Chinese people would revolt against overt foreign domination, but embrace their place in the NWO if they believed they were in control.
Beijing -The Chinese elite is a merger between the Communist leadership, Hong Kong tycoons, and the criminal Triads. All three factions derive their power from Illuminati collaboration.
China has appeared autonomous because the Illuminati developed the country internally, funding 'revolutionary' political parties spouting nationalist slogans. The reasoning was that the Chinese people would revolt against overt foreign domination, but embrace their place in the NWO if they believed they were in control.

Lord Bertrand Russell revealed this plan in a report on China published in 1920:
'Out of the renaissance spirit now existing in China, it is possible, if foreign nations can be prevented from wreaking havoc, to develop a new civilization better than any that the world has yet known.'
The fascist superpower we know today was created in the second half of the 20th century by the bogus Cold War dialectic of communism vs. capitalism.
The stage was set in 1898 when Britain and China signed a contract stipulating that Hong Kong would be handed back to the Chinese in 1997. This meant that the fierce Communism of the mainland and laissez faire capitalism of Hong Kong were always destined to merge.
The process of unification gave rise to the current China power elite. What follows is background of the three main factions.
Because Communism is an Illuminati creation, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) are by definition, Illuminati agents.
Mao was a Soviet agent. (Mao-The Untold Story, Chang & Halliday, p.49.)
He was a product of the Yale in China "Missionary" i.e. OSS, Skull & Bones program.
The CCP implemented policies that set the foundations for an Illuminati super state. They unified the country, attacked traditional Chinese culture, instigated industrialization programs and created a common language.
Wang Hao, a historian at the China Institute of International Studies, has recorded that Mao's deputy Zhou Enlai met David Rockefeller in June 1973:
'When meeting David Rockefeller, Zhou said to him that it was necessary to find appropriate methods conducive to the development of the trade between two sides under different political systems.'
The corporate-communist merger began when Deng Xiaoping came to power in the late 1970s and introduced his market reforms with the slogan "to get rich is glorious."
However, after 30 years of Maoism his regime was hopelessly ill equipped to run a market economy. They turned to the wealthiest Chinese tycoons in Hong Kong for guidance.
The most powerful HK tycoon is Li Ka-Shing, the richest Asian in the world and an Illuminati insider.
Other prominent tycoons are 'HK's godfather of real estate' Henry Fok, 'the king of gambling' Stanley Ho and the man who would be chosen by Beijing to head Hong Kong after the departure of the British, Tung Chee-Wa.
It is important to realize that these men rose to power and prestige in a British colony, i.e. they were vetted by the City of London to be colonial leaders. This is illustrated by the rise of Li Ka Shing.
As HK developed, Li emerged as the most brilliant Chinese entrepreneur. The 'Brotherhood bankers' of Hong Kong became aware of his mercantile genius and brought him into the fold.
In 1979 Li took control of Hutchinson Whampoa, one of the old British companies that had long dominated Hong Kong's economy. Companies of such political importance are not given away casually. In 2000, the Queen awarded Li the title of 'Knight (Commander of the Order) of the British Empire.
In the early eighties, the tycoons and the communists had a series of meetings in Beijing. They struck a deal whereby the tycoons advised and educated the Chinese authorities about markets and in return Beijing gave them privileged access to their vast economic basin. In 1984 the two groups founded CITIC, the organization that managed China's transition to market economy.
The Triads is a collective term for the secret societies and criminal groups that originated in 18th century China with the aim to bring down the Qing dynasty.
For over a century the Illuminati waged war against the Qing dynasty. The Triads were their vehicle for subversion and revolution, in a similar fashion to Freemasonry in Western revolutions.
For instance, during the opium wars, the Triads helped bring the drug into China. The revolutionary Nationalist Government that toppled the Qing dynasty in 1912 was a coalition of triad groups. Sun Yat-sen, the man who led the nationalist coalition that toppled the Qing in 1912, was a Triad member and was trained and armed in British Hong Kong. Chiang Kai-shek was also a Triad member.
When the Communists achieved dominance in 1949 they kicked the Triads out of the country. They fled mainly to Hong Kong and Taiwan to re-build. Chiang Kai-shek continued to publicly receive US funding.
Today the Triads are best known as the world's largest criminal entity, involved in drug trafficking, prostitution, money laundering etc. They exist in any country with a large Chinese population, notably in Canada, Britain, USA and Australia.
Former Canadian diplomat Brian McAdam said: "Within each Chinese community, there's usually a strong Triad presence controlling and extorting money from the businesses, and if there's drugs, they're bringing them in."
Of the Triads enormous global reach Fritz Springmeier has written:
'The Triads are the most powerful criminal fraternal group in the world, except for the Illuminati and the families that make up the Illuminati's Committee of 300. The Mafia Is small peanuts compared to the Triads. The Triads are almost untouchable by any law enforcement group. For instance, in Great Britain the British do not have hardly any ethnic Chinese on their police force to even try infiltrating the Triads.'
A key source of this power is that they partner the Far East Lodges of Freemasonry in running the Asian drugs trade, notably the production of heroin in the 'golden triangle' in South East Asia, second only to Afghanistan. Drug trafficking is very important to the Illuminati because it funds black budget programs.
The most powerful Triads in Hong Kong have their own territories, headquarters, sub-societies and public fronts. They are allied with the tycoons. The tycoon's own Hong Kong and the triads run it. A few of these are Sun Yee On, Wo Hop To and 14K. To insure a smooth handover of Hong Kong in 1997, the communist leadership needed these groups onside.
In the early 80s, the Chinese government convened a secret meeting between the 'Dragon Heads' of the major Triad groups operational in Hong Kong. The communists informed the dragons that if they agreed not to interfere with the takeover transition, they would be allowed to continue their criminal activities without interference.
Following these successful negotiations, Deng Xiaoping spoke of the triads as Chinese "patriotic groups" and the Hong Kong press published a photograph of Charles Heung, a senior officer of Sun Yee On, conversing with Deng's daughter.
In 1992, Western Intelligence Services became aware Wong Man Fong - formerly head of China's central news agency - was helping the triads to set up legitimate businesses in China, particularly in Guangzhou and Shanghai.
The mainstream media portrays China as hostile to Western power. However, by studying the triumvirate Chinese elite and their intimate ties to the Illuminati, it is clear that modern China is an Illuminati creation.
The Chinese elite must never stray from the NWO agenda, for it follows that if the Illuminati made them, they can break them too.
Maurice Strong's cousin, Anna Louise Strong was buried in China in 1970 with state honors at the behest of none other than Chou En-lai. Read all about it in the 'Marxists dot org' archives.

The Canadian general public first heard of Maurice Strong as a 'rags to riches' self-made man who came out of the Yukon to build an oil and utilities empire. His bio for press releases was somewhat massaged to make him sound like a cross between Horatio Alger and Jack London.
Supposedly Strong 'ran away from home' and inexplicably surfaced at age 18 on 5th Avenue living with the treasurer of the United Nations, Noah Monod, and hanging out with young David Rockefeller and his brothers. In 1951 Strong returned to Canada empowered as a Rockefeller proxy to monopolize Canadian oil and later, power utilities. Strong's record in business is that of a globalist monopoly hatchet man, once a key player in NWO agenda to monopolize every natural resource from energy to water, to the air we breathe. In 1970 he became the executive director of the UN's environmental program. Strong was one of the first proponents of the 'global warming' con job. Until 2005 it seemed nothing could stop Strong.
That's when the UN 'Oil for food' scandal broke open. A check for nearly 1 million US dollars on a Jordanian bank made out to Strong and endorsed in Strong's own handwriting was discovered by investigators. The check was made out by a South Korean bag man convicted of bribing UN officials on behalf of Saddam Hussein. Strong resigned his post at the UN and fell off the radar for a while. No charges have ever been filed because Strong was unavailable for questioning while the heat died down.
Where did he surface? If you said China, you get a fortune cookie.
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Who Is Citizens United?
A Propaganda Primer, Updated
Propaganda is the bread and butter of covert action.
-- Gregory Treverton
When we see the term, “Citizens United” in the newspapers these days, it most often appears in quotation marks, referring to the January 2010 Supreme Court decision Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.  That is the 5-4 decision that has opened the floodgates for money from all sorts of dubious sources to pour into the presidential campaign. 
Who knows if that was their purpose when Citizens United brought suit in defense of their right to air a film critical of Hillary Clinton?  What I have found out about this organization, starting with my investigation into the death of Deputy White House Counsel Vincent W. Foster in 1993, is that a better name for it might be “Certain Citizens United for Ulterior Purposes.”  The article that follows, modified only slightly since I first posted it on my web site in April of 2000, explains why:
In North Korea, we are told, the only radios people are permitted to own can pick up only one station, and that station, of course, broadcasts only the government line. In the United States we have thousands of radio stations, television stations, newspapers, and magazines. But when it comes to really important matters, they, too, only report the government line. Think of what they have told us about the Kennedy and King assassinations, the Oklahoma City bombing, Pan Am 103, TWA 800, EgyptAir 990, the Waco massacre, the NAFTA, the GATT, the World Trade Organization, the death of Vincent Foster, and U.S. policy toward Iraq, Kosovo, or Palestine for starters. Whether one thinks of oneself as a conservative or a liberal and subscribes to the publications and listens to the opinion leaders appropriate to his political orientation, he will be hard-pressed to find even a single dissenting voice in any of the regular news organs on any of these important matters. Rather, what one will encounter is a chorus of name-calling for anyone with the audacity to question the official government line.
The big difference between North Korea and the United States, one is forced to conclude, is the degree of sophistication of the propaganda. In the United States the illusion of choice of information sources is maintained quite effectively, not altogether unlike the maintenance of the illusion of choice in elections. But the illusion goes well beyond the standard media. When we talk only of the government mouthpieces who make up the "mainstream”, we have only begun to plumb the depths of the propaganda sophistication in this former land of the free. This is merely the propaganda crust. Beneath it is found the propaganda sub-strata. In "America’s Dreyfus Affair, the Case of the Death of Vincent Foster" we had a glimpse at a small part of the sub-strata, some of the players among the fake right. Among those identified were Christopher Ruddy, our propaganda masters' designated lead critic in the Vincent Foster case, Floyd Brown, head of Citizens United, one of those myriad groups with scant apparent means of support, and Brown's top assistant who later became Rep. Dan Burton's lead Clinton investigator, David Bossie. 
We call them "fake right" because they are obviously not sincere in their opposition to the putatively left-wing powers that be, most notably the Clinton administration and its media supporters. They make a big fuss about going after the Clintons, but in the end they pull their punches and refuse to use the best evidence against them. The fake right on the propaganda crust like The Washington Times, the American Spectator, National Review, and the Weekly Standard even rip into those presenting the most powerful evidence of their criminal behavior while the fake right sub-strata, at best, look the other way.
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Both quinoa and amaranth are especially high-protein grains, containing eight to nine grams per one cup serving. Surprisingly, the protein they provide is nutritionally complete -- meaning that it has all the essential amino acids in the ratios needed by the human body -- a trait that is very rare in plant foods. Although quinoa and amaranth can be used like grains in cooking, they are not members of the grass family and are completely safe for people with gluten or corn allergies. To top it off, both also produce edible leaves.
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Stanislav Lunev with Ira Winkler, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE ENEMY: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF STANISLAV LUNEV, Regnery Publishing, June 1998. This new (June 1998) book is making quite a splash. Lunev is a GRU defector and Winkler is an AFIO member, former NSA employee and author of the 1997 book, "Corporate Espionage : What It Is, Why It Is Happening in Your Company." The charges in the Lunev book are sensational to say the least. In effect, Lunev says "the Russians are still coming."

CONGRESS will be holding hearings next week on the matter (see August 4th entry in Section IV, below). The paragraph below is from the publisher's description of the book's contents: "Stanislav Lunev, the highest-ranking GRU (Soviet military intelligence) officer ever to defect shares his amazing story with the American public. Lunev reveals:

    How the Russian Mafia controls the Russian government, the KGB, and the military.
    The existence of Russian suitcase-sized nuclear weapons on U.S. soil.
    The existence and testing of seismic weapons.
    The KGB's possible use of American POW's to test the effects of drugs on Americans.
    The GRU's plan for poisoning U.S. water supplies.
    Present Russian government spy tactics against the U.S.
    How Boris Yeltsin ordered the KGB to double its corporate, government, and military espionage against the U.S.
    The practice of recruiting spies in Congress, in the military, and from the editorial offices of leading American newspapers.
    Soviet assassination squads against American leaders.
    How U.S. corporations are unwittingly partnering with the Russian Mafia -- and much more!!"

Reviewed in AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #28-98, 27 July 1998

THROUGH THE EYES OF THE ENEMY, by Stanislav Lunev (with Ira Winkler), Regnery Publishing Inc, Washington DC, 1998. The author was a colonel in the GRU, the Soviet military intelligence apparat, who defected to the United States in August 1988. This slim book is his story, told in simple, straightforward words, starting with his childhood and ending with his new life in America. It is a nice book for the general public, providing the human touch - spies are people, after all. (RoyJ)

Reviewed in AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #12-99, 24 March 99

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Male breast reduction now the world’s fastest-growing cosmetic surgical procedure!
Attack of the Man-Boobs

 Why men’s bodies are becoming feminized, and what guys can do about it...
An interview with Dr. Paul Ling Tai, author of “The Thin Factors”

Gynecomastia is a term doctors use to describe the medical condition when a man develops “woman-like breasts.”
To the layman, this condition is known simply as having “moobs,” short for “man-boobs.”
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, hanging or protruding breasts on men are far more common than many realize. In fact, it’s a phenomenon affecting an estimated 40 to 60 percent of the male population.
“Breast reduction surgery for men is now the world’s fastest growing cosmetic surgical procedure,” says Dr. Paul Ling Tai, author of the book, The Thin Factors.
Dr. Tai says that a biochemical process called aromatization is the reason most men develop feminine-like breasts.
“Aromatization is a problem that most men over 40 have, and it occurs when the body begins turning the testosterone in the blood into estrogen, a hormone responsible for development of the female reproductive system,” says Dr. Tai. “When aromatization starts to occur in a man, you’ll notice him start to have a bigger stomach, bigger hips, a rounder butt, and bigger, feminine-like breasts.”
Dr. Tai says the phenomenon of aromatization is not very well known but extraordinarily important because it robs every man over the age of 40 his masculinity.  It decreases his muscle mass, interferes with his positive outlook on life, inhibits normal sexual drive, and drastically alters his physical shape.
“The aromatization of testosterone to estrogen is also why men begin to have enlarged prostate glands in their 50’s and 60’s,” says Dr. Tai. “It’s the elevated level of estrogen which is enlarging the prostate tissue.”

Getting Lean and Mean: How Men Can Reverse Feminization

Dr. Tai says men can shrink their man boobs and reverse all symptoms of feminization with a few changes in diet and lifestyle, as well as taking a few recommended dietary supplements.  
    Cut sugary drinks and alcohol from the diet. They increase estrogen.
    Start a mild daily exercise or walking program as your energy allows.
    Take Estrogen Defense, a supplement made from broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, to protect your cells against the influence of estrogen.
    Take Estrogen Detox, a supplement to help you flush estrogen into the digestive tract where it can be eliminated in a stool.
    Max Andro, a natural calcium supplement that increases testosterone 30%.
    Read the book The Thin Factors, and start Dr. Tai’s step-by-step diet program. Because your body’s fat cells are producing estrogen, melting off that fat is part of the long-term solution to putting an end to excess estrogen levels.

“The above program can begin to show results within
1 to 4 weeks,” says Dr. Tai. 
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Tina Brown: Santorum and the Culture Wars
What bliss to find the culture wars come roaring back. TV pundits were visibly wilting at the thought of eight more months of an election fought only over a wretched economy. Then a cluster of Catholic, contraception, and gay-marriage firecrackers exploded over the caucuses and primary contests. Saint Santorum was in business at last: he’s raised $2.2 million since Tuesday night. It’s no more than a rounding error in Romney parlance, with his $56.8 million haul in 2011, but Romney’s low-wattage intonations of “America the Beautiful” will never rally the base like a candidate who has compared homosexuality to bestiality.
For many believers, faith doesn’t just comfort and guide. It condemns the world for being so morally porous in the first place. Santorum’s ideology—derived from papal encyclicals—seeks to bring the U.S. in all of its teeming diversity under the universal “natural” laws preached by the Vatican. His ideal America would be a place without the abomination of moral “disorder” that afflicts our country, and—as Andrew Sullivan writes in this issue—the abortion controversy “could finally unite the Christian fundamentalist right behind” him.
But Santorum’s traction in winning four state contests was about more than trampled moral conservatism. There’s a wider animating fear—not just among the GOP base—that modern life has become a scary, unmanageable vortex of social and economic change. We all have low-tech hungers when we shut the door at night, even if those hungers are satisfied by other solutions than those offered by Rick?... That’s why it was so inspired of Chrysler to rent Clint Eastwood’s big, craggy survivor’s face and whispery golden-oldie diction for its Super Bowl ad. (Read Paul Begala on how Clint and the Boss’s new album entwine.)
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What Charles Murray Gets Right
Column by Ross Douthat
Alert readers of my Sunday column will note some overlap between my exasperation at the lack of plausible policy proposals in Charles Murray’s “Coming Apart” and David Frum’s extended, withering takedown of the entire book. The difference between us, I think, is that Frum allows his irritation with about 15 percent of Murray’s argument to blind him to the virtues of the other 85 percent. With an eye toward the criticisms I’ve read from Frum and others, then, here are three big things that “Coming Apart” gets right.
First, “Coming Apart” is one of the strongest and most lucid explorations of the existing data on the long-simmering social crisis in working-class life, and the extent to which American society’s recovery from the dislocations of the 1960s and 1970s has been a recovery primarily for the upper middle class. Other writers have covered this territory — the Manhattan Institute’s Kay Hymowitz in “Marriage and Caste in America,” the University of Virginia’s Brad Wilcox in “When Marriage Disappears,” and even Reihan Salam and myself, to some extent, in our 2008 book on domestic policy. But Murray offers a wider-ranging synthesis than I’ve seen in print to date, weaving everything from family stability to workforce participation to incarceration rates to self-reported happiness into a portrait of downscale deterioration and decline that should make liberals and conservatives sit up and pay attention. (Indeed, even Murray’s most strident left-wing critics should welcome the purely descriptive portions of his book: If economics really trumps culture as completely as many of his critics to think, and some combination of the top 1 percent’s greed and the Republican Party’s free market fanaticism are really responsible for all the ills afflicting downscale America, then large portions of “Coming Apart” could be repurposed as part of the left-wing indictment of what the plutocracy hath wrought.)
Second, “Coming Apart” offers a convincing account of how meritocracy has exacerbated the problems that Murray describes — encouraging the best and brightest to work and live and (especially) mate within the cocoons of what he calls the SuperZIPS, segregating Americans by intelligence to an unprecedented degree, and creating a self-reinforcing pattern in to those with much social capital, much more is given, while to those without, even what they have is taken away. Again, he’s drawing on other authors and other works — Bill Bishop in “The Big Sort,” Richard Florida (by implication) in his various paeans to the so-called “creative class” and the “creative cities” they call home. But Murray has been thinking and writing about these issues for a long time, and it shows. I’ve rarely read a better distillation of the case for meritocracy’s in-egalitarian, anti-communitarian, and even anti-democratic tendencies, and what the cultivation of a meritocratic elite can mean for the people left behind.
Finally, Murray makes a very convincing case — one that I don’t think his more deterministic critics, Frum included, have done enough to reckon with — for the power of so-called “traditional values” to foster human flourishing even in economic landscapes that aren’t as favorable to less-educated workers as was, say, the aftermath of the Treaty of Detroit. Even acknowledging all the challenges (globalization, the decline of manufacturing, mass low-skilled immigration) that have beset blue collar America over the last thirty years, it is still the case that if you marry the mother or father of your children, take work when you can find it and take pride in what you do, attend church and participate as much as possible in the life of your community, and strive to conduct yourself with honesty and integrity, you are very likely to not only escape material poverty, but more importantly to find happiness in life. This case for the persistent advantages of private virtue does not disprove more purely economic analyses of what’s gone wrong in American life, but it should at the very least complicate them, and suggest a different starting place for discussions of the common good than the ground that most liberals prefer to occupy. This is where “Coming Apart” proves its worth: Even for the many readers who will raise an eyebrow (or two) at Murray’s stringently libertarian prescriptions, the story he tells should be a powerful reminder that societies flourish or fail not only in the debates over how to tax and spend and regulate, but in the harder-to-reach places where culture and economics meet.
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George Soros on Obama vs. Romney
Billionaire investor, George Soros explains why there wouldn't be much difference for Wall Street between President Obama and Mitt Romney.
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Updated: Reyes Slams Super PAC Targeting Incumbents

Update: U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-El Paso, slammed a new Super PAC targeting him and other incumbents in primary battles, saying it's an example of "special interest money and family wealth" being used to "undermine the vote and will of the people." 
Reyes said those who are funding the Campaign for Primary Accountability include wealthy El Pasoans and corporations that have maxed out their campaign-giving to his opponent, Beto O'Rourke, and are using loopholes to pump even more cash into his race.
Original story:
Houston construction mogul Leo Linbeck III, the self-described "conservative communitarian" who has led a national effort to shift control of the nation's health from the federal government to the states, is now trying to shake up the country's political primaries.
He has poured more than $775,000 into a new Super PAC — the now $1.8 million Campaign for Primary Accountability — designed to fund primary challengers to longtime incumbents on both sides of the political spectrum.
From an issues standpoint, Linbeck can't be described as middle of the road. He's been a staunch advocate for smaller government, from backing local control of health care to charter schools to abolishing the federal income tax. His father co-founded the powerful tort reform group Texans for Lawsuit Reform.
But the idea behind the Super PAC, he said, is strictly nonpartisan: It's to level the playing field in primary elections so that incumbents don't automatically have a financial leg up, or a so-called message monopoly. Linbeck said the Super PAC won't target freshmen or two-term lawmakers, or those who perform strongly in the polls. They're not going to operate in swing districts, which already have accountability based on their fluid politics. And they'll only back candidates they think are credible.
The money for the effort is largely Texas-based. Of the 16 other contributors to the group, 13 are Texans, including Midland oil and gas investor Tim Dunn, who contributed $350,000. Other than Linbeck, the biggest single donor is Joe Ricketts, the Denver-based founder of an online brokerage firm, who gave $500,000. Wisconsin Libertarian advocate Eric O'Keefe, who pushed the Health Care Compact with Linbeck and helped organize the Super PAC, contributed $100,000.
Linbeck and his supporters say that voters are disgusted by the federal deficit and blame Congress, but that incumbents are getting re-elected anyway. The problem, they say, is that most congressional districts are controlled by a single political party — and that there's little incentive for primary challengers to try to unseat an incumbent backed by special interests and lobby funding.
"Primaries are basically the way the deck gets stacked. Incumbents have all the advantages — money, name ID. The general elections are not competitive," Linbeck said. "The only place you can really have your voice heard is in the primary. We want people to know that, and we want them to turn out."
In Texas, where the primary date is in flux, the Super PAC will support the primary opponents of two longtime Democrats, U.S. Reps. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Dallas and Silvestre Reyes of El Paso. Johnson has been in office for nearly two decades; Reyes for almost 16 years. (Linbeck said his group would target Republicans here too, once the field is more settled.)
The Super PAC's effort to unseat Reyes has drawn some scrutiny; the organization received nearly $20,000 from Campr II Partners, which is owned by the El Paso father-in-law of Robert "Beto" O'Rourke, who is running in the Democratic primary. Linbeck said that contributions don't drive the group's decisions on which races to get involved in, and that he expected it was obvious to the Super PAC's funders which incumbents were at risk.
The biggest name the Super PAC is backing so far? Rep. Dennis Kucinich, who is running in a Democratic primary in Ohio against longtime incumbent Rep. Marcy Kaptur, who has been in office for 15 terms, and whose district was redrawn. The group is also playing in Republican races in Illinois and Alabama, among others. 
"We've got people on both sides of the political spectrum mad at us," Linbeck said.
Leo Linbeck III is a major donor to The Texas Tribune.
Political Ponerology
“In the author’s opinion, Ponerology reveals itself to be a new branch of science born out of historical need and the most recent accomplishments of medicine and psychology. In light of objective naturalistic language, it studies the causal components and processes of the genesis of evil, regardless of the latter’s social scope. We may attempt to analyze these ponerogenic processes which have given rise to human injustice, armed with proper knowledge, particularly in the area of psychopathology. Again and again, as the reader will discover, in such a study, we meet with the effects of pathological factors whose carriers are people characterized by some degree of various psychological deviations or defects.” (Lobaczewski, 42) 
With very few exceptions down the ages, discussions in moral philosophy - the study of right conduct - have failed to systematically investigate the origin, nature, and course of evil in a manner free from supernatural imaginings. Evil was often considered something to be endured rather than something that could be understood and eliminated by rational measures. And - as Lobaczewski demonstrates - the origin of evil actually lies outside the boundaries of the conventional worldview within which the earlier moral inquiries and literary explorations were conducted. Evil requires a truly modern and scientific approach to lay bare its secrets. This approach is called “ponerology”, the study of evil, from the Greek “poneros” = evil.
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About 29 Pieces
Karen Blessen’s innate creative mandate is to break through boundaries to incorporate art in new, thought provoking ways.
In 1989 her illustrative contributions to a Dallas Morning News team’s investigative report about an airplane crash resulted in Karen being named the first graphic artist to win a Pulitzer Prize. Since the 1990’s the DMN has published Karen’s visual and written pieces about cancer, AIDS, luck, listening, confetti, a local murder, and mothers.
In 1994 Karen was given the distinct honor by NYC’s Times Square Business Improvement District to create a signature look for the New Times Square. Her graphics on banners, buses, posters, billboards, print and the web, heralded every Times Square BID event into the Millennium.
In 2002 and again in 2003 Save the Children invited Karen to be the artist’s voice of an HIV/AIDS exploratory committee traveling to Africa. Her mission was to chronicle her thoughts and visions about the African people who are living with AIDS. Excerpts from these illustrated journals were used by Save The Children to raise awareness and was published as Faces of a Plague — a multi-page article in The Dallas Morning News. That article was developed into a theatrical production titled Today Marks the Beginning, raising over $40,000 to help support two villages in Malawi.
In 2004, Penguin Books chose Karen to illustrate the life vision of peace activist Jeremy Gilley. Two years of Karen’s involvement resulted in the award winning book, Peace One Day, outlining Mr. Gilley’s successful struggle to establish September 21 as The International Day of Peace.  Karen’s drawings and collages document Mr. Gilley’s awesome efforts and the resulting accomplishment in terms that children can understand.
Compelled by her passion, Karen co-founded the non-profit organization, Today Marks the Beginning, which uses art to generate awareness of social issues. TMtB produced Truth Be Told, a provocative theatrical play about women in prison, art exhibits, and Stations 1 and 2, a traveling interactive sculpture project.
In 2008, Karen envisioned and became the project manager of the TMtB program, MasterPEACE: Young Artists Making a Kinder World. In 14 project based lessons, MasterPEACE uses visual and performing art to give students tools for non-violence. Students also learn about Great Peacemakers and heroes of human rights. This innovative and long-needed program has been presented to thousands of students (2nd through 12th grade) in Dallas schools.
One of Karen’s recent commitments was the commission to create sculpture, mosaics and an urban park design for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Station (Baylor/Deep Ellum), which opened in September 2009.
In November of 2010, Karen was chosen by the Dallas Observer as one of three MasterMinds of the Arts in Dallas, as part of the publication’s first MasterMinds competition.
Karen has been working on 29 Pieces: Visions of the Mystics Made Manifest, since 2006. In March of 2010, 29 Pieces became a non-profit organization, and in May of 2011, 29 Pieces merged with Today Marks the Beginning, with a combined mission to create monumental art and monumental change. To find out more about 29 Pieces, please read the enclosed frequently asked questions, and visit
NextWorld TV
Transition Towns Explained in 5 Minutes
"No matter what else happens, this is the century in which we must learn to live without fossil fuels". David Goodstein, author of "Out Of Gas".
Founder Rob Hopkins explains the emphasis of the Transition Town movement here in under 5 minutes.
The Vision: that every community can engage its collective creativity to unleash an extraordinary and historic transition to a future beyond fossil fuels; a future that is more vibrant, abundant and resilient; one that is ultimately preferable to the present.
The Transition approach is very much a study of permaculture in itself. It asks not: How can we make sure people take action the way we know they ought to and grow food, start composting, install solar panels, etc?" No, it asks: what is already going on in this town and how can we maximize the interchange and benefit of all the commerce and activity already in motion - regardless of people's views, politics, awareness of energy issues etc.
He says: "It's about the rewriting of stories, collective cultural stories-- the myths, the narratives that we tell ourselves, the idea that we can just carry on as we are, that technology can solve everything... what we don't have are the stories that look at Peak Oil and climate change square in the face and respond with creativity and compassion and ingenuity. That's the story that Transition is trying to tell."
Let's keep telling it loud and clear!

--Bibi Farber
This video was produced by Curry Stone Design, who won an award for the production.
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Ron Paul On Health Freedom
Forget Everything Else: Without Health Freedom There Is No Freedom
This is not a political website. but presently, Americans are facing a choice for a new President, and the media has eclipsed one of the most central, if not THE most central issue facing Americans today. ALL Americans.
That issue is health freedom.
It is quite different from "health care," or the "right to health care."
Health Freedom includes but is not limited to: The right to buy supplements and vitamins free of government censure, the right to grow your own food, and buy locally grown organic food, including raw milk products, the right to know where your food came from, what is in it, and whether it was made from genetically modified crops; the right to make decisions over your children's medical care, and to have informed consent in all matters concerning their care, the right to maintain custody over your own children or foster children in the event you resist conventional medical care, the right to keep your children out of medical experiments funded by the pharmaceutical industry and government, and the right to resist mandatory vaccinations.
There is only ONE candidate who is a friend of health freedom, by these standards, and that candidate is Ron Paul.
Paul, himself a physician, opposes Codex Alimentarius, which would place all nutritional supplements and vitamins under government control; he opposes FDA censorship and supports the Health Freedom Act. he re-introduced the Parental Consent Act of 2011 (HR2769) which prohibits federal funds from being used to establish or implement any universal or mandatory mental health or psychiatric screening programs in schools, well in place presently, and pushed hard by pharmaceutical funded lobbyists. And this is only a fraction of Paul's record.
Here are some of his quotes on the subject:
"Unless we put medical freedom into the constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship and force people who wish doctors and treatment of their own choice to submit only to what the dictating outfit offers."
"Mainstream drugs kill over 100,000 people a year even when properly prescribed and administered; Dietary supplements kill virtually no one."
Health advocate, radio broadcaster and Ron Paul supporter Robert Scott Bell has said: "This physician speaks out boldly like no other candidate for any office about the dangers of the pharmaceutical industrial complex. God bless Ron Paul."
Paul is also the only candidate who is demanding an audit of the Federal Reserve, and an end to US wars that are bankrupting the nation, among many other issues of liberty.
But even if you disagree with Paul on some of your issues, consider what is at stake if the most elemental freedom--over our own bodies and health--is lost. Many feel that this is the most important election this country has ever faced, and that this is our very last chance to keep this nation from degenerating into corporate/government dictatorship. Though the (pharmaceutical funded and infiltrated) media never mentions it, and tried never to mention Ron Paul, the pharmaceutical and agricultural industrial complexes together form the greatest threat to freedom and life we have ever seen.
In this video Ron Paul touches on his positions on health freedom. They are rare because he is never asked in the media about these urgent matters.
As the Ron Paul campaign reminds us: THIS IS OUR LAST CHANCE.
--Bibi and Celia Farber
For more information, here is a page that summarizes Ron Paul's record on health freedom and legislation:
'Brain-dead' patients could be kept alive solely to become organ donors in controversial plans to tackle Britain's organ shortage
    New borns would become donors under the proposals
The British Medical Association (BMA) will unveil a set of contentious proposals today to tackle Britain’s chronic organ shortage which leads to the deaths of 1,000 people a year.
Currently, patients diagnosed as brain-dead are kept on an artificial ventilator only long enough for loved ones to say goodbye or for immediate emergency organ donation.
But the BMA is recommending a controversial practice known as ‘elective ventilation’ where such patients are kept alive as long as is necessary to allow organ donation.
The procedure is used in Spain and the US, and was trialed at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in 1988 where it led to a 50 per cent increase in donations.  However, it was ruled unlawful by the Department of Health in 1994.

New-born babies would also be allowed to become donors under the proposals.  Once a baby is found to be close to death, its heart could be retrieved and used for donation.
Currently, new born babies cannot be donors, and hearts for this age group are imported from outside the UK.
However, the report found some doctors opposed the recommendations on the grounds they could damage public confidence in organ donation and may be ‘at the very edge of acceptability’ in terms of ethics.
Another of the BMA’s proposals is that a patient who has died of a heart attack could have their heart removed and restarted before it is transplanted to another person.
At the moment, only lungs, liver and kidney are transplanted in these circumstances.
Experts admit this could be an emotive issue for relatives and say greater communication with next of kin would be necessary.
The BMA’s head of ethics, Dr. Vivienne Nathanson, said: ‘When it’s well explained, relatives understand that their loved one’s heart isn’t being jumpstarted and going back to normal or near-normal function in the way that it is with someone with an arrhythmia, the way you see it in Casualty or Holby City.’
This is what comes after the Welfare State
Hugo Salinas Price

 “Old Mother
Went to the cupboard
To fetch her poor dog a bone;
But when she got there
The cupboard was bare
And so the poor dog had none.”

Two years ago, I wrote an article with the title “After the Welfare State, What?”
The world is now in a deep monetary, financial and economic crisis; this is not a surprising statement as informed people are well aware of this fact. But the crisis is even more profound: it is actually a political crisis and should be even considered as a crisis of our civilization.
The fundamental problem of our time is that those who have shaped political thought as we know it today have been the heirs of the thinkers who gave rise to the French Revolution of 1789. Stated in a few words, those thinkers of two centuries ago, creatures of “The Enlightenment” – the time also called “The Age of Reason” (the title of a book by a revolutionary American who considered himself as greatly “enlightened”, Tom Paine) – those thinkers developed political theory on the basis of a very seductive premise: that society was heavily burdened with institutions for whose existence no plausible reason could be found. Therefore, they ought to be discarded out of hand. Revolution was in order.
This spelled the end of Aristocracy and Monarchy, which very shortly came to be regarded as simply parasitic institutions. Thousands of aristocrats met their end at the guillotine and the King and Queen of France followed them there.
The State henceforth, was to be erected upon the rational deliberations of the self-proclaimed representatives of the people. Among their decisions was the expropriation of the possessions of the Catholic Church and its separation from the State. Someone has said that the Catholic Church was in its time, the greatest force that ever existed, for the establishment of self-control upon a civilization. In the name of “Freedom of the Individual”, that force was sidelined.
The thinkers of the Eighteenth Century are the forebears of today’s macro-economic planners. Their political idea was that the people should govern themselves, through elected representatives. This idea survives to our time.
However, two centuries later, not one of the political thinkers and shapers of opinion of our time really believes in the idea of self-government of the people, by the people, for the people, because in practice it has proven to be a failure – a failure quite evident to anyone who can see reality with his own eyes.
The situation as it is now: “democracy” is a total sham. The so-called representatives of the people are elected, one and all, by means of bribery under an institution called “The Welfare State”.
All nations of the world today, are “Welfare States”. They must necessarily all be Welfare States, because otherwise they could not be “Democracies”, because democracy has to be based on bribing the population into passivity by means of the hand-outs of the Welfare State.
A State which is well-governed, by which we mean a State that provides its subjects with real money – gold and silver money – and which limits its expenditures strictly to its fiscal income, might be able to afford some expenditures for social relief for the destitute, the sick, orphans, widows and the elderly. So in this discussion, we are not entirely ruling out such State charity.
However, a democratic State cannot possibly be well-governed, by its very nature. Countless thinkers have pointed out that democracy inevitably ends when 51% of the people find they can vote themselves benefits which must be paid by the other 49%.
Today, there is not a single State that can dare to confess that it is not democratic. To do so, would be to call down upon itself the condemnation of all politicians and opinion-makers throughout the world and invite foreign invasion to correct its “inhumanity”.
Thus, the whole world is married to the Welfare State. To maintain the world’s population in a state of passivity, fiscal deficits are indispensable, because the public purse is totally exhausted by popular demands for more and more Welfare.
This is the cause of a terrible anxiety amongst the politicians of Europe at present. The Euro system allowed the governments of Europe to go deeply into debt with each other, to finance their respective Welfare States. Now they have reached a point where they cannot go further into debt; they must impose austerity because as Old Mother Hubbard discovered, they have gone to the cupboard for a bone for the population hooked on Welfare, and – there is no bone available (click here). The character of Democracy is womanish, not manly.
No Welfare means no Democracy. They go together.
An end to Welfare, or even a significant reduction in Welfare, invites political chaos for Europe. The base would be removed from the fiction of Democratic Government.
Thus, a political ideology that was born two hundred years ago is now on the point of foundering: the fiction of self-government by the people is about to crack up upon the economic reality of excessive, unpayable debt.
Without the Welfare State and its attendant fiction, Democracy, how is the world to be governed? (For a preview click here).
There are no thinkers around, to suggest an alternative form of government; democracy has been declared the only legitimate form of government and no thinker dares to contradict that idea.
When thinkers fail, the men of action take over. The men of action are not particularly good at thinking – though Napoleon Bonaparte was a brilliant exception. The men of action are typically the military men. They are accustomed and trained to produce havoc, so taking over a government and imposing their will – for good or ill – comes naturally to them.
Democracy has bankrupted the world, allied as it has been with the Welfare State in reducing populations to passivity and conformity.
The stage is now set for the arrival of the eternal heir to democracy: the tyrant or dictator, as first pointed out by Aristotle. Perhaps after a series of devastating wars which will put an end to our civilization – on its deathbed as it is – but with or without them, the dictator, the Caesar, is the new figure about to come on the world stage.
The thinkers, the planners, the opinion-makers – all will be swept aside by the men of action, the Caesars who will toss them all into the wastebasket of history and not shed a tear for their disappearance.
Such is the vision which is terrifying the politicians of Europe and of the powers in the rest of the world. And there is not a thing they can do about it.
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FBI ‘spot the saboteur’ guide: Cash, snorkel, US Constitution
    RoadDawg wrote in #5
    America should have seen this coming when immediately after 9-11 the government hired former KGB General Yevgeni Primakov and Ex-STASI Chief Markus Wolfe to "assist" in the design and implementation of the Department of Homeland Security. In the years since the American people have been subjected to a growing police state culminating in the constitutional atrocities of the Patriot Act and NDAA.
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The Moral Foundations of Politics
Lecture 20 - Contemporary Communitarianism (I)
In addition to the traditionalist-conservative view covered last time, the other anti-Enlightenment school the course explores is contemporary communitarianism. While Burke and Devlin appealed to tradition as the basis for our values, communitarians appeal to the community-accepted values as the basis for what should guide us. Communitarian Richard Rorty criticizes the Enlightenment endeavor of justifying philosophy from the ground up from indubitable premises as a fool's errand and a dangerous mug's game. The main focus of this lecture is the communitarianism of Alasdair MacIntyre. Professor Shapiro introduces this school by exploring the symptoms of the problem wrought by the Enlightenment. One is the rise of emotivism and complete moral subjectivism--that is, the abandonment of the instruments for making moral judgments as a consequence of trying to justify philosophy from the ground up. The second symptom is the triumph of instrumentalism and the rejection of teleology, which is actually a coping mechanism for society's deep pluralism of values. Professor Shapiro discusses MacIntyre's two symptoms, as well as introduces his conceptions of practices and virtues.
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“Sticking It In The Face of the Bully!”
“A bully not confronted and taken down, is a bully empowered to continue on his path of devastation and destruction, of lives and livelihoods, especially those self-righteous bullies who bully others under the false flag of compassion.” 

From - The Parallax Prophecies - By Ron Ewart, President
National Association of Rural Landowners

Don’t you just love it when the good guys stick it to the bullies?  The bullies have been running the playground for a hundred years now, but finally, the other kids are drumming up the courage to push back against the bully and his minions and mindless, bought-off groupies.
Americans are showing up at town hall meetings like never before and they are angry and loaded for bear.  They’re packing city and county halls with people who have finally woken up to the sly, covert intrusion of social justice, communism, socialism, radical environmentalism and the one-world-government, into our local, state and federal institutions.  More frequently you will find these patriots at legislative hearings crying foul over special interest legislation and overt, blatant attacks on the constitution or the natural order.  You will find them at budget hearings where every line item in a government’s budget is scrutinized and then made public for all to see, including all of the crony handouts and giveaways to their favorite voters, or donors.
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But who guards the guardians?

Unprecedented changes in the accounting profession, and professional services in general, mean the current approach to safeguarding shareholder interests, as well as the other stakeholders of the modern publicly traded global enterprise, is no longer efficient nor effective.

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Ms. McKenna was named a finalist for the 2010 Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Financial and Business Journalism in the online commentary and blogging category.
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A Warning Sign For The World
Any financial system that is based on debt is doomed to fail.  Today, we are living in the greatest debt bubble that the world has ever seen, and if all of a sudden people could not use credit to buy things our economy would immediately ground to a halt.  Unfortunately, no debt bubble can last forever.  When this current debt bubble finally bursts, faith in the financial system is going to disappear, credit is going to freeze up and there is going to be a massive wave of bank failures.  Right now, Greece is a warning sign for the world.  Nobody wants to lend money to Greece, the Greek banking system is dying, one out of every four businesses has already shut down, unemployment is soaring and the Greek economy has now been in recession for five years in a row.  Sadly, the economic implosion in Greece is rapidly accelerating.  The Greek economy shrunk at a 7 percent annual rate during the 4th quarter of 2011.  That wasn’t supposed to happen.  Things were supposed to be getting better in Greece by now.  But instead the Greek depression is getting even worse, and very soon the rest of the world is going to be going through what Greece is currently experiencing.
Unfortunately, most in the mainstream media are treating what is happening in Greece as an “isolated incident” rather than as a very serious warning sign for the world.
Thankfully, there are at least a few reporters out there that are realizing the gravity of the situation.  The following is how one reporter from the New York Times recently described what life is like in Greece now….
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Imagining the Fighting Obama
Barack Obama got to be president by persuading political independents that a likable type like himself could inspire cooperation across party lines to solve the nation's problems. He wanted to be the Ronald Reagan of his party, a forward-looking optimist who changed the course of history. He wanted to do it by winning independents and a significant minority of Republicans to his idea of good government, just as Reagan won over independents and Blue Dog Democrats. Getting people to like him had always worked for Obama, as did his trope about America not being divided between blue states and red states -- there was only the United States of America.
But the Republican Party, after losing in 2008, opted for relentless obstruction. House Republicans offered zero votes for averting a second Depression. The leader of the Senate Republicans declared that his party's top priority was to take down Obama. Republicans took the nation hostage to win a political ransom, driving America to the edge of default. They wailed about the national debt, never mind that they exploded the debt under Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, and exploded it again under George W. Bush. Meanwhile Obama, for all his communitarian belief in the necessity of working together, and his disappointment at being obstructed and held hostage, had always known better than his hopeful words about Democrats and Republicans making good government together.
He said it in September 2006, at Tom Harkin's steak fry in Indianola, Iowa. Mulling a presidential run, Obama cautioned Iowa Democrats that the Republican Party lacks any constructive concept of good government. Most Republicans are devoted to dismantling democratic governance, Obama observed. They are committed to breaking up government piece by piece, privatizing Social Security and Medicare, abolishing programs for the poor and vulnerable, cutting taxes for corporations and the wealthy, abolishing public schools, replacing police with private security guards, letting Wall Street do whatever it wants, and turning public parks into privately owned playgrounds. Almost everything that Republicans do in Congress, Obama stressed, is driven by this vision of a society favoring the interests of corporations and the rich. It is the view that America is at its best when Americans deny that they owe obligations to each other.
Obama stopped putting it this starkly after he won the presidency because he had no chance of winning Republican cooperation on anything if he did not say that he expected something better. In his 2010 State of the Union address he told Republican leaders that if they were going to insist that no business could get done in the Senate without 60 votes, they had to take responsibility for governing. Saying no to everything had nothing to do with leadership or decent governance.
Then Republican leaders took Obama hostage over the Bush tax cuts in December 2010, over Medicaid in April 2011, and over the debt ceiling in July 2011, and Obama rethought his presidency. He still prizes his reputation for civility and cooperation. He hopes that he will inherit a less obstructionist opposition if he wins a second term. He will be a lame duck, the Tea Party will fade, and more Republicans will accept him as a legitimate president. Perhaps something closer to normal politics will resume.
But the big issues that loom ahead have to be fought over: Breaking up the megabanks, scaling back America's global military empire, lifting the cap on the Social Security tax, adding tax brackets at the upper end, abolishing fee for service medicine, and building a clean energy economy. The U.S. has underinvested in infrastructure for decades, and the costs of labor and capital will never be lower than they are today. Obama has belatedly committed his presidency to social investment. But actually doing it will require more fighting than he waged on anything in his first term. Even defending the financial and health care reforms that he achieved will require more fighting than he put up to attain them.
Obama still has an essentially progressive vision of the presidency that he wants to have, notwithstanding that he rolled over for Wall Street, tripled down in Afghanistan, and demoralized his progressive base. He is still the most compelling human being to reach the White House in decades. And he is still a figure of singular promise in American politics. To fulfill that promise he has to overcome his own cautious, accommodating temperament, and progressives have to believe it is still possible.
Gary Dorrien is Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary and Professor of Religion at Columbia University. His many books include "Kantian Reason and Hegelian Spirit" (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012) and the forthcoming "Obama in Question: A Progressive Perspective" (Rowman & Littlefield).
The Telegraph
Equality activists, not Christians, are imposing their beliefs on others – whatever Trevor Philips says
What would Britain do without the Equality and Human Rights Commission? I imagine it would literally collapse within five years and the country would be plunged into a generation-long civil war if we didn’t continue to hand over large amounts of money to Trevor Phillips and co.
The latest words of wisdom from the leader of the organisation are reported in today’s paper.
    Speaking at a debate in London on diverse societies, Mr. Phillips backed the new laws, which led to the closure of all Catholic adoption agencies in England. “You can’t say because we decide we’re different then we need a different set of laws,” he said, in comments reported by The Tablet, the Catholic newspaper.
“To me there’s nothing different in principle with a Catholic adoption agency, or indeed Methodist adoption agency, saying the rules in our community are different and therefore the law shouldn’t apply to us. Why not then say sharia can be applied to different parts of the country? It doesn’t work.”
What exactly is the point of this organisation? The EHRC evolved from the Commission for Racial Equality, which was established in 1976 to fight racial discrimination and racism generally, with a remit that was broad and unending. The CRE was established with the Racial Discrimination Act 1976, which followed earlier acts in 1965 and 1968, the aim of which was to outlaw discrimination on racial grounds. Previous to this Britain never had such laws, partly because it had very few non-Europeans, but primarily because it was generally believed that it was not the state’s business to interfere in people’s private business.
Some Tories did object to the 1968 bill, most notably Enoch Powell, who was inspired to make his notorious Birmingham speech as a result. The background to this had been the Sikh bus drivers’ strike in Wolverhampton, in which men from the Indian subcontinent had walked out over company policy concerning facial hair and turbans.
Powell quoted Labour MP John Stonehouse, who was highly critical of the Sikhs. Stonehouse had said:
    “The Sikh communities' campaign to maintain customs inappropriate in Britain is much to be regretted. Working in Britain, particularly in the public services, they should be prepared to accept the terms and conditions of their employment. To claim special communal rights (or should one say rites?) leads to a dangerous fragmentation within society. This communalism is a canker; whether practised by one colour or another it is to be strongly condemned.”
Powell, who had extensive experience of India, was disturbed by what might happen if Indian-style communitarian passions inflamed England. Indeed the Sikhs won the strike not because of appeal to British liberalism or common sense (personally I don’t see anything wrong with a bus conductor wearing a turban) but because one of their number threatened public suicide.
This created a precedent of communal exemption, such as the right of Sikhs to not wear motorcycle helmets. These earlier questions, which often involved the unusual but not obtrusive traditions of Sikh men, look rather tame and innocent compared to the later cultural conflicts, which mostly involve Islam, and became serious in 1989 following the Salman Rushdie fatwa.
These exemptions were created for the benefit of recent arrivals, although there have been precedents. Quakers have long been allowed exemptions in wartime because of their pacifism; however British society did demand some compromise (Quakers would still be expected to do some, non-violent, war work) and the strange quirks of these small minorities were undemanding compared to the difficulties of a diverse society. Even Catholics, who had a troubled relationship with Britain, had very little difficulty in adapting to a country that had after all been Catholic for a millennium (the issue of loyalty effectively died with the French Revolution, and later conflict was mostly about Ireland).
However at the same time as the state was establishing regulatory bodies and laws to police a multicultural society, British society was itself going through huge social changes that would eventually put such groups, and much of native British opinion, in conflict with the law. If you had told someone in, say, 1962 that fifty years from now Britain would have sharia courts operating up and down the country, and at the same time it would be illegal for an adoption agency to refuse to place a child with a same-sex couple, and yet we still don't have robot servants or a moon base, it’s safe to say that he would probably be quite surprised.
Sharia law is, after all, a completely foreign concept to England, and controversial because it means in effect a parallel legal system, going against the principle of one law for all. That is quite different to the principle of allowing Quakers to drive ambulances in wartime, or, for that matter, allowing Christian and Muslim medical staff to refuse to perform abortions.
Catholic adoption agencies, on the other hand, were expressing conservative resistance to fairly recent and radical social changes. As it is I think they were perfectly justified, just as Christian B&B owners are within their rights to refuse same-sex couples a bed, not because I necessarily share their moral views (I support the rights of gay B&Bs to operate their discriminatory policies too, who are also threatened by equality law), but because that amount of state interference to eradicate discrimination is an alien, intolerant innovation that has no place in a free and liberal England.
The recent embarrassments of Richard Dawkins, who threw a culture war to which no one turned up, suggests (I think) that most people are quite reasonably in the middle on these issues, and happy to take a pragmatic stance on these questions as and when they come. We don't need to be regulated like this, we don't need so many equality laws, and we certainly don't need the Equalities and Human Rights Commission.
Sister act: Three nuns silently live the gospel in a Muslim ghetto
Grigny: The apartment is large and almost empty, the paint on the walls is peeling and browned. On the kitchen table, medicine boxes and an ashtray reflect a life of unhappiness and solitude.
Solange is standing in the smoky air of the kitchen. She is a “friend” of Maïté, Bernadette and Marie-Armelle, three nuns of the Congregation of Notre Dame. The women live on the tenth floor of the same apartment building, located in the vast housing project of Grigny-2, in this town on the southeast outskirts of Paris.
“After 20 years of living here, these are the first neighbours I’ve ever spoken with,” says Solange.
The “sisters of the 10th floor” also regularly spend time with Awa, a native of Mali. The young woman lives with her four children on the ground floor of the same building, in a tidy yet degraded flat. Laughing, Marie-Armelle Girardon, the former superior general of the congregation, who has been part of the religious group for 52 years, hugs the youngest child and reminds Awa that she is still waiting for him in French class. Maïté takes the opportunity to give them the hours of the street library, which Awa’s children visit on Wednesday afternoon.
Such is life in the community of Notre Dame, where the three women, aged 74, 73 and 46, are connected by their faith in the rough heart of the Parisian periphery, known as the banlieue. The Sisters of Grigny live their apostate quietly: by developing individual relationships, they strive to create a link where solitude and communitarianism rarely intersect. This is their way of “living the Gospel”, without proselytising or the modern trends of promoting a visible identity.
Their project began in 2007. Maïté, who was then engaged in social work in Grigny, wanted to extend her life and experience “real life with people.” While most people who live here think of nothing else but leaving, Maité and her two sisters have chosen to settle here, to be closer to “today’s needs.”
Conversions, prison choirs, discreet crosses
Both alone and in collaboration with other organisations in the city, the sisters provide literacy activities, homework help, nursing home visits, and a street library. They have taken disadvantaged children on short “vacations” in a house of the congregation, but have also settled for impromptu “chats” with them at the entrance of the building.
The eldest, Bernadette Valles, a former nurse, also accompanies a group of African, Carribean, and Laotian adults who wish to convert to Catholicism. Sometimes all three sisters go sing for men “who are not at all Catholics” at Masses celebrated at the nearby prison of Fleury-Merogis. “The idea is to give a vivid picture of one’s gift of grace without being cut off from reality,” says Bernadette.
In the building, their interlocutors are barely aware of the women’s religious status. The crucifix that they wear under their blouses or sweaters are particularly discreet. “I do not need to display crystal clear what I think. It’s more important that I build a true relationship with others,” Maite says.
By choice, they have affixed no distinctive sign on the door of their apartment. One must enter the home to see that it is simple and organised around a “chapel”. This area of prayer unfolds in what could just be a lounge overlooking the forest and nearby lakes. The three women pray every day, either alone or together.
“Here, everyone prays,” Marie-Armelle says, smiling, “but for Muslims, who are the most numerous in the neighbourhood, the notion of a segregated religious life is a quirk of Christianity. They often do not understand why we women live alone, without husbands and without children.”
Awa describes her Catholic neighbors as “nice.”
For these women, who have lived in Africa and Brazil, the diversity of Grigny-2 is a “richness” that balances the harshness of the surroundings. Maite’s car has been broken into four times. Recently, Marie-Armelle bought “a jacket with lots of pockets,” and now she never goes out with her handbag. Despite this “deteriorating” climate, it is out of the question for the three women to give up their communal life together.
This type of life, which was popular after the Second Vatican Council, the 1960s Catholic Church reform movement, is becoming increasingly rare. Maité, who entered the congregation nearly 16 years ago, was the last to say her vows. “To be, at 46, the youngest of the 150 sisters of France, it makes you think,” she says.
Bernadette admits to “the difficulties that the Church faces in spreading the message of the Gospel.” Maïté has a more blunt assessment of contemporary society as a whole: “It’s unfortunate that there aren’t more occasions to be able to talk openly about our values,” she said.

The article originally appeared in French daily Le Monde and the translated version was published on
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This combined process of dialectic and praxis is a highly speculative way of behaving, thinking, and acting. It depends on an attitude of compromise by all participants on a general social issue producing tolerance toward ambiguity. It seeks a collaborative effort in overcoming differences in an effort to find agreement on personal-social relationship needs (group consensus). It regards the resolution of personal-social relationship needs through the use of human-reasoning skills, or HOTS, as most important. It helps in determining what is the "best" or "most rational" solution to personal-social relationship needs. This does not mean that the solution agreed upon should be "fact" or "truth" (absolute), only that it is acceptable to all as a possible solution that could or should be tried relative feelings toward ambiguous facts.
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Making the Best of Basics Family Preparedness Handbook, as we have said, has been the all-time best-selling volume in the preparedness industry for almost 4 decades.
It all started in 1974, more than 37 years ago; James Stevens published Making the Best of Basics Family Preparedness Handbook. Since retiring in 1999, James was often cajoled by many of his friends and former distributors and retailers to return Basics to the marketplace. It’s not what he had planned for his retirement, but neither were the economic conditions this country has faced since the disastrous 911 event.
Given the uncertainty of the future basics is back!
The new 12th edition is truly written for a generation even further and more remotely separated from the skills of the pioneers of America’s frontiers.
In this edition, James share a lot of personal experiences, from whom, where, and how the information for Basics came to him, and what it will do to bring an effective plan for preparedness achievement to the unprepared family.
After 37 years of tenure in the family preparedness industry, James has come to the conclusion that it doesn’t matter what causes your need to be prepared–If you are truly prepared, you have no need to fear!
Book sales exceed 775,000 printed copies sold since 1974.  Basics is truly a classic reference work in the preparedness industry!
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Probiotics and Mitochondria: Bacteria Are Not "Other"
The close symbiotic relationship between our bodies and intestinal bacteria is so profound that some scientists have suggested we be viewed as "metaorganisms."
Indeed, without these friendly bacteria we could not perform critical life-sustaining functions, such as:
    Counteract vitamin B12 deficiency
    Produce the B-group vitamins, as a whole
    Break down pesticides
    Break down xenobiotic hormones like BPA
Probiotics also perform at least 30 essential biological functions, with 13 viewable below:
Beyond these remarkable properties probiotics have been shown in the scientific literature to prevent and/or ameliorate well over 150 diseases, indicating that they are indispensable to our health in ways we are only beginning to understand.
A fundamental symbiosis with bacteria is built into the very infrastructure of our bodies, as exemplified by the evolutionary origin of mitochondria, which are the little "power houses" of our cells.  Mitochondria, in fact, have their own DNA and it is only passed down through other mitochondria through the maternal germ cell. The mitochondrial DNA is circular like bacterial DNA, and the mitochondrial ribosomes and transfer RNA are also similar to those of bacteria, as well as other components of its membrane. The genetic sequences of mitochondria also clearly indicate an origin from a group of bacteria called the alpha-Proteobacteria.
These facts have lead researchers to the "endosymbiotic theory," which proposes that mitochondria were once bacteria living outside of us and which gave up their independence by becoming organelles within an ancient proto-cell that evolved into the eukaryotic cells that presently make up our bodies; were it not for this ancient symbiotic marriage we would not be here today.
Ultimately, our bodies tell a very different story of our origins and need for cooperation with other cellular communities (i.e. probiotics) than the human ego, and its various anthropocentric explanations of who we are and where we came from. Because probiotics come from other living organisms (i.e. they cover and permeate the fruits, vegetables, animals we eat), and their health (and the health of their environment, e.g. soil, water, air) is indispensable in ensuring healthy probiotic communities flourish within these "foods," it is no longer possible to separate out our health and destiny from that of the environment, and the planet as a whole.
We also need to understand that antibiotics (literally: "against life") -- both in prescription drug form and in the form of thousands of manmade chemicals that kill microbial life -- have devastating consequences to probiotics (literally: "for life") and our health when used indiscriminately or unconsciously (fluoridination and chlorination of water). The root of our health is dependent on the fragile, necessary, and timeless relationship between vast populations of these microscopic 'beings' without which we ourselves cannot be whole, healthy and holy (implanted, with a sense of sacredness, in our bodies and souls).
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Common Food Items Could Contain 180 Times More Fluoride Than Tap Water
Fluoridated tap water and toothpaste are oftentimes considered the main sources of fluoride exposure, but it turns out that common food items could also be largely contributing to your fluoride intake.
According to fluoride expert, Jeff Green, who has been actively protesting and studying the effects of fluoride on the body for other 15 years, one common food product contains up to 180 times more fluoride than your fluoridated tap water!
According to Green, the culprit is non-organic food, but not just one kind.
If you’re still eating conventionally-farmed food products, you may be unknowingly exposing yourself to extreme levels of fluoride. Green says this is made possible by fluoride going incognito within the food supply in a very concerning way:
    'Cryolite is actually sodium aluminum fluoride… This sodium aluminum fluoride is especially effective at killing bugs,' Green says. 'It’s also very sticky, so when they spray it, it’s more likely to stick on your produce, unless you’re… really working at trying to get it off of it.'
Fluoride-Based Pesticide Contaminating Food Staples
While Green states that a large number of non-organic produce items can contain shocking levels of this fluoride-based pesticide, iceberg lettuce may be one of the largest offenders. In fact, iceberg lettuce can now be laced with a startling 180 parts per million (ppm) of fluoride – 180 times higher than the ‘recommended’ water fluoridation level. This ‘health’ food could actually be corroding your body with heavy levels of fluoride. But what other seemingly-healthy produce items contain high amounts of fluoride?
    Citrus fruits are actually allowed to contain 95 ppm of sodium fluoride.
    Potatoes can have as much as 22 ppm on the outside, and 2 ppm inside.
    Raisins are allowed 55 ppm.

Fluoride has been linked to decreased IQ in children, and even the United States government is calling for lower levels of fluoride to be added to United States water supplies.
Perhaps the next big hurdle in the fight against fluoride will be within the food industry. 
This is old info but does need to be repeated in different venues to get the word out. See for more detail.
What should be added is that 35% of our pharmaceuticals have fluoride in them now as well; including most anesthesia, most chemotherapy, most antidepressants, most osteoporosis drugs [causing fossy jaw] and many others like antibiotics, antifungals, antihistamines, steroids etc. Go to for only list on internet on the FTRC link.
The fluorine is added to make the drug go in longer, stronger, faster, deeper, & cheaper [not for you]. The effects are CUMULATIVE poisoning and can be devastating. See The Flox Report.
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Secret US-Israeli Nuke Transfers Led To Fukushima Blasts
By Yoichi Shimatsu
Sixteen tons and what you get is a nuclear catastrophe. The explosions that rocked the Fukushima No.1 nuclear plant were more powerful than the combustion of hydrogen gas, as claimed by the Tokyo Electric Power Company. The actual cause of the blasts, according to intelligence sources in Washington, was nuclear fission of warhead cores illegally taken from America's sole nuclear-weapons assembly facility. Evaporation in the cooling pools used for spent fuel rods led to the detonation of stored weapons-grade plutonium and uranium.

The facts about clandestine American and Israeli support for Japan's nuclear armament are being suppressed in the biggest official cover-up in recent history. The timeline of events indicates the theft from America's strategic arsenal was authorized at the highest level under a three-way deal between the Bush-Cheney team, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Elhud Olmert's government in Tel Aviv.
Tokyo's Strangelove
In early 2007, Vice President Dick Cheney flew to Tokyo with his closest aides. Newspaper editorials noted the secrecy surrounding his visit - no press conferences, no handshakes with ordinary folks and, as diplomatic cables suggest, no briefing for U.S. Embassy staffers in Tokyo.
Cheney snubbed Defense Minister Fumio Kyuma, who was shut out of confidential talks. The pretext was his criticism of President George Bush for claiming Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction. The more immediate concern was that the defense minister might disclose bilateral secrets to the Pentagon. The Joint Chiefs of Staff were sure to oppose White House approval of Japan's nuclear program.
An unannounced reason for Cheney's visit was to promote a quadrilateral alliance in the Asia-Pacific region. The four cornerstones - the US, Japan, Australia and India - were being called on to contain and confront China and its allies North Korea and Russia.. From a Japanese perspective, this grand alliance was flawed by asymmetry: The three adversaries were nuclear powers, while the U.S. was the only one in the Quad group.
To further his own nuclear ambitions, Abe was playing the Russian card. As mentioned in a U.S. Embassy cable (dated 9/22), the Yomiuri Shimbun gave top play to this challenge to the White House : "It was learned yesterday that the government and domestic utility companies have entered final talks with Russia in order to relegate uranium enrichment for use at nuclear power facilities to Atomprom, the state-owned nuclear monopoly." If Washington refused to accept a nuclear-armed Japan, Tokyo would turn to Moscow.
Since the Liberal Democratic Party selected him as prime minister in September 2006, the hawkish Abe repeatedly called for Japan to move beyond the postwar formula of a strictly defensive posture and non-nuclear principles. Advocacy of a nuclear-armed Japan arose from his family tradition. His grandfather Nobusuke Kishi nurtured the wartime atomic bomb project and, as postwar prime minister, enacted the civilian nuclear program. His father Shintaro Abe, a former foreign minister, had played the Russian card in the 1980s, sponsoring the Russo-Japan College, run by the Aum Shinrikyo sect (a front for foreign intelligence), to recruit weapons scientists from a collapsing Soviet Union.
The chief obstacle to American acceptance of a nuclear-armed Japan was the Pentagon, where Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima remain as iconic symbols justifying American military supremacy. The only feasible channel for bilateral transfers then was through the civilian-run Department of Energy (DoE), which supervises the production of nuclear weapons.
Camp David Go-Ahead
The deal was sealed on Abe's subsequent visit to Washington. Wary of the eavesdropping that led to Richard Nixon's fall from grace, Bush preferred the privacy afforded at Camp David. There, in a rustic lodge on April 27, Bush and Abe huddled for 45 minutes. What transpired has never been revealed, not even in vague outline.
As his Russian card suggested, Abe was shopping for enriched uranium. At 99.9 percent purity, American-made uranium and plutonium is the world's finest nuclear material. The lack of mineral contaminants means that it cannot be traced back to its origin. In contrast, material from Chinese and Russian labs can be identified by impurities introduced during the enrichment process.
Abe has wide knowledge of esoteric technologies. His first job in the early 1980s was as a manager at Kobe Steel. One of the researchers there was astrophysicist Hideo Murai, who adapted Soviet electromagnetic technology to "cold mold" steel. Murai later became chief scientist for the Aum Shinrikyo sect, which recruited Soviet weapons technicians under the program initiated by Abe's father. After entering government service, Abe was posted to the U.S. branch of JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization). Its New York offices hosted computers used to crack databases at the Pentagon and major defense contractors to pilfer advanced technology. The hacker team was led by Tokyo University's top gamer, who had been recruited into Aum.
After the Tokyo subway gassing in 1995, Abe distanced himself from his father's Frankenstein cult with a publics-relations campaign. Fast forward a dozen years and Abe is at Camp David. After the successful talks with Bush, Abe flew to India to sell Cheney's quadrilateral pact to a Delhi skeptical about a new Cold War. Presumably, Cheney fulfilled his end of the deal. Soon thereafter Hurricane Katrina struck, wiping away the Abe visit from the public memory.
The Texas Job
BWXT Pantex, America's nuclear warhead facility, sprawls over 16,000 acres of the Texas Panhandle outside Amarillo. Run by the DoE and Babcock & Wilson, the site also serves as a storage facility for warheads past their expiration date. The 1989 shutdown of Rocky Flats, under community pressure in Colorado, forced the removal of those nuclear stockpiles to Pantex. Security clearances are required to enter since it is an obvious target for would-be nuclear thieves.
In June 2004, a server at the Albuquerque office of the National Nuclear Security System was hacked. Personal information and security-clearance data for 11 federal employees and 177 contractors at Pantex were lifted. NNSA did not inform Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman or his deputy Clay Sell until three months after the security breach, indicating investigators suspected an inside job.
While Bush and Abe met at Camp David, 500 unionized security guards at Pantex launched a 45-day strike. Scabs were hired, but many failed to pass the entry exam, according to the Inspector General's office at DoE. The IG report cited witnesses who said: "BWXT officials gave passing grades to some replacement guards even though they actually flunked tests," and "contractor officials gave correct answers to those that failed the tests." Although the scene was nearly as comical as the heist in "Ocean's Eleven", Pantex is not some Vegas casino. At stake was nuclear Armageddon.
At an opportune moment during the two-month strike, trucks loaded with warhead cores rolled out of the gates. Some 16 metric tons of nuclear cores packed in caskets were hauled away in refrigerated containers to prevent fission. At the port of Houston, the dangerous cargo was loaded aboard vessels operated by an Israeli state-owned shipping line. The radioactive material was detected by port inspector Roland Carnaby, a private contractor working under the federal program to interdict weapons of mass destruction.
The intelligence community is still buzzing about his shooting death. On April 29, 2008, Houston police officers pursued Carnaby on a highway chase and gunned him down. His port monitoring contract was later awarded to the Israel-based security firm NICE (Neptune Intelligence Computer Engineering), owned by former Israeli Defense Force officers.
Throughout the Pantex caper, from the data theft to smuggling operation, Bush and Cheney's point man for nuclear issues was DoE Deputy Director Clay Sell, a lawyer born in Amarillo and former aide to Panhandle district Congressman Mac Thornberry. Sell served on the Bush-Cheney transition team and became the top adviser to the President on nuclear issues. At DoE, Sell was directly in charge of the U.S. nuclear weapons complex, which includes 17 national laboratories and the Pantex plant. (Another alarm bell: Sell was also staff director for the Senate Energy subcommittee under the late Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska, who died in a 2010 plane crash.)
An Israeli Double-Cross
The nuclear shipments to Japan required a third-party cutout for plausible deniability by the White House. Israel acted less like an agent and more like a broker in demanding additional payment from Tokyo, according to intelligence sources. Adding injury to insult, the Israelis skimmed off the newer warhead cores for their own arsenal and delivered older ones. Since deteriorated cores require enrichment, the Japanese were furious and demanded a refund, which the Israelis refused. Tokyo had no recourse since by late 2008 principals Abe had resigned the previous autumn and Bush was a lame duck.
The Japanese nuclear developers, under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, had no choice but to enrich the uranium cores at Fukushima No.1, a location remote enough to evade detection by nonproliferation inspectors. Hitachi and GE had developed a laser extraction process for plutonium, which requires vast amounts of electrical power. This meant one reactor had to make unscheduled runs, as was the case when the March earthquake struck.
Tokyo dealt a slap on the wrist to Tel Aviv by backing Palestinian rights at the UN. Not to be bullied, the Israeli secret service launched the Stuxnet virus against Japan's nuclear facilities.
Firewalls kept Stuxnet at bay until the Tohoku earthquake. The seismic activity felled an electricity tower behind Reactor 6. The power cut disrupted the control system, momentarily taking down the firewall. As the computer came online again, Stuxnet infiltrated to shut down the back-up generators. During the 20-minute interval between quake and tsunami, the pumps and valves at Fukushima No.1 were immobilized, exposing the turbine rooms to flood damage.
The flow of coolant water into the storage pools ceased, quickening evaporation. Fission of the overheated cores led to blasts and mushroom-clouds. Residents in mountaintop Iitate village overlooking the seaside plant saw plumes of smoke and could "taste the metal" in their throats.
Guilty as Charged
The Tohoku earthquake and tsunami were powerful enough to damage Fukushima No.1. The natural disaster, however, was vastly amplified by two external factors: release of the Stuxnet virus, which shut down control systems in the critical 20 minutes prior to the tsunami; and presence of weapons-grade nuclear materials that devastated the nuclear facility and contaminated the entire region.
Of the three parties involved, which bears the greatest guilt? All three are guilty of mass murder, injury and destruction of property on a regional scale, and as such are liable for criminal prosecution and damages under international law and in each respective jurisdiction.
The White House, specifically Bush, Cheney and their co-conspirators in the DoE, hold responsibility for ordering the illegal removal and shipment of warheads without safeguards.
The state of Israel is implicated in theft from U.S. strategic stockpiles, fraud and extortion against the Japanese government, and a computer attack against critical infrastructure with deadly consequences, tantamount to an act of war.
Prime Minister Abe and his Economy Ministry sourced weapons-grade nuclear material in violation of constitutional law and in reckless disregard of the risks of unregulated storage, enrichment and extraction. Had Abe not requested enriched uranium and plutonium in the first place, the other parties would not now be implicated. Japan, thus, bears the onus of the crime.
The International Criminal Court has sufficient grounds for taking up a case that involves the health of millions of people in Japan, Canada, the United States, Russia, the Koreas, Mongolia, China and possibly the entire Northern Hemisphere. The Fukushima disaster is more than an human-rights charge against a petty dictator; it is a crime against humanity on par with the indictments at the Nuremberg and Tokyo tribunals. Failure to prosecute is complicity.
If there is a silver lining to every dark cloud, it's that the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami saved the world from even greater folly by halting the drive to World War III.
The Occidental Observer
Armageddon Approaches
By Dr. Latasha Darkmoon
“An Israeli attack on Iran would create a disaster.” — Zbigniew Brzezinski
“The entire lake will become a killing field…the Gulf will run red with American blood.” — Military specialist Mark Gaffney.
Bombing Iran could be the final nail in the coffin of America—a decaying and morally bankrupt superpower where torture has been normalized and where the President is now free to kill anyone he chooses, anywhere in the world, who he happens to suspect is a terrorist.
Right now, Iran appears to be the object of universal detestation, at least among those who control the mainstream media and who are anxious to persuade the easily duped masses that Iran is a major threat to civilization.
PMH Atwater
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