Thursday, February 9, 2012

Solid Ground

Callers: John In Tennessee, Tom In Brookyn, Renee In North Carolina
A representation of an attempt... to narrow my own message down... into as few a word... as possible:
Élan Vital: Formulae
Cannot that word ‘currency’ mean much more than we’re told it means?
To be free one MUST subscribe to ‘self-governance’ and ‘personal responsibility’
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In the beginning, there was the Word . . . .

And almost immediately thereafter, there was attorning and manipulation of words–resulting in “propaganda”.  (“Surely, you will not die . . . .”)

  ”He who dictates and formulates the words and phrases we use, he who is master of the press and radio, is master of the mind. Repeat mechanically your assumptions and suggestions, diminish the opportunity for communicating dissent and opposition. This is the formula for political conditioning of the masses.”  -Joost Meerloo

“If we understand the mechanisms and motives of the group mind, it is now possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without their knowing it… In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons … who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.” - Edward Bernays

 “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”  -  Joseph Goebbels
We are not ensnared or enslaved by guns and clubs–we are ensnared by words. Those who don’t respect their dictionaries as much as their firearms have little hope of being free.  Those more willing to shoot than to speak out are similarly condemned.
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method of problem solving using exploration and trial and error methods. Heuristic program design provides a framework for solving a problem in contrast with a fixed set of rules (algorithmic) that cannot vary.
Heuristic (play /hjʉˈrɪstɨk/; or heuristics; Greek: "Εὑρίσκω", "find" or "discover") refers to experience-based techniques for problem solving, learning, and discovery. Where an exhaustive search is impractical, heuristic methods are used to speed up the process of finding a satisfactory solution. Examples of this method include using a "rule of thumb", an educated guess, an intuitive judgment, or common sense.

In more precise terms, heuristics are strategies using readily accessible, though loosely applicable, information to control problem solving in human beings and machines.
See also ‘Notions, Ideas, Methods’ at Random House Word Menu:
mapping of the logical steps to be taken in eliminating potential diagnoses which do not match clinical signs or pathological findings and arranging possible diagnoses in order of probability; a set of rules and sequence of events or parameters that set the stage for the next sequence of events designed to solve a problem. Usually having to do with computer programming. The quality of the computer algorithm dictates the accuracy of computerized interpretation.
A predetermined procedure or ordered sequence of instructions for carrying out an operation in a finite number of steps. Computer programming involves designing such procedures since computing is precisely the automation and execution of algorithms. Moving the decimal point for multiplication or division by multiples of 10 is a commonly used algorithm. The Euclidean algorithm is a method for finding the greatest common divisor of two numbers by continued subtraction.
The origin of the term is from the name of an Arab mathematician, al-Kuwārizmi (c.830), who wrote an extensive account of the Hindu system of numerals and numeration from which our current system evolved. Writing numbers and performing calculations using Hindu numbers became known through his account as 'algorismi', and competitions were held between the abacists, who favoured the abacus for calculations, and the algorists, who preferred pencil-and-paper calculations. To use an algorithm, perhaps as a rule of thumb, need not require an understanding of why it works, and algorithmic thinking can be a term used derogatively. Yet making some mental operations a matter of mechanical routine can free the conscious attention for other more demanding matters.
When his treatise was translated into Latin in the 12th century, the art of computation with Arabic (Hindu) numerals became known as algorism.
Governed by the laws of probability. A stochastic model describes the sequence of outcomes from a particular, initial event in terms of the probability of each set of developments occurring through time. This means that the same process could produce a variety of results, and, in that aspect, a stochastic model is very different from a deterministic one. Arrived at by skillful conjecturing; allowing the opportunity for variation.
Stochastic (from the Greek στόχος for aim or guess) refers to systems whose behaviour is intrinsically non-deterministic. A stochastic process is one whose behavior is non-deterministic, in that a system's subsequent state is determined both by the process's predictable actions and by a random element. However, according to M. Kac and E. Nelson, any kind of time development (be it deterministic or essentially probabilistic) which is analyzable in terms of probability deserves the name of stochastic process.
Manufacturing processes are assumed to be stochastic processes. This assumption is largely valid for either continuous or batch manufacturing processes. Testing and monitoring of the process is recorded using a process control chart which plots a given process control parameter over time. Typically a dozen or many more parameters will be tracked simultaneously. Statistical models are used to define limit lines which define when corrective actions must be taken to bring the process back to its intended operational window.
This same approach is used in the service industry where parameters are replaced by processes related to service level agreements.
The financial markets use stochastic models to represent the seemingly random behaviour of assets such as stocks, commodities and interest rates. These models are then used by quantitative analysts to value options on stock prices, bond prices, and on interest rates, see Markov models. Moreover, it is at the heart of the insurance industry.
philosophical doctrine that every state of affairs, including every human event, act, and decision is the inevitable consequence of antecedent states of affairs; determinism: The traditional free will problem arises from the question, Is moral responsibility consistent with the truth of determinism? Among those who believe it is not consistent, some, maintaining the truth of determinism, have concluded that no one is morally responsible for what he does (and therefore that punishment for criminal actions is unjustified); others, maintaining the reality of moral responsibility, have concluded that determinism is false. Those who believe that moral responsibility is consistent with determinism are known as compatibilists (see compatibilism). Pierre-Simon Laplace is responsible for the classical formulation of determinism in the 18th century. For Laplace, the present state of the universe is the effect of its previous state and the cause of the state that follows it. If a mind, at any given moment, could know all the laws and all the forces operating in nature and the respective positions and momenta of all its components, it could thereby know with certainty the future and the past of every entity.
free will problem
Problem arising from the apparent inconsistency between causal determinism in nature and the human power or capacity to choose among alternatives or act freely in certain situations, thus independently of natural, social, or divine compulsions. Its significance derives from the fact that free will is generally considered a necessary presupposition of moral responsibility, while determinism has (at least until the advent of quantum mechanics) been regarded a necessary presupposition of natural science. Arguments for free will are based on the subjective experience of freedom, on sentiments of guilt, on revealed religion, and on the supposition of responsibility for personal actions that underlies the concepts of law, reward, punishment, and incentive. In theology, the existence of free will must be reconciled with God's foreknowledge, with divine omniscience and goodness (in allowing humans to choose badly), and with divine grace, which allegedly is necessary for any meritorious act.
quantum mechanics
Branch of mathematical physics that deals with atomic and subatomic systems. It is concerned with phenomena that are so small-scale that they cannot be described in classical terms, and it is formulated entirely in terms of statistical probabilities. Considered one of the great ideas of the 20th century, quantum mechanics was developed mainly by Niels Bohr, Erwin Schrödinger, Werner Heisenberg, and Max Born and led to a drastic reappraisal of the concept of objective reality. It explained the structure of atoms, atomic nuclei (see nucleus), and molecules; the behaviour of subatomic particles; the nature of chemical bonds (see bonding); the properties of crystalline solids (see crystal); nuclear energy; and the forces that stabilize collapsed stars. It also led directly to the development of the laser, the electron microscope, and the transistor.
Quantum theory, introduced by Max Planck (1858-1947) in 1900, was the first serious scientific departure from Newtonian mechanics. It involved supposing that certain physical quantities can only assume discrete values. In the following two decades it was applied successfully to different physical problems by Einstein and the Danish physicist Neils Bohr (1885-1962). It was superseded by quantum mechanics in the years following 1924, when the French physicist Louis de Broglie (1892-1987) introduced the idea that a particle may also be regarded as a wave. The Schrödinger wave equation relates the energy of a system to a wave function: the square of the amplitude of the wave is proportional to the probability of a particle being found in a specified position. The wave function expresses the lack of possibility of defining both the position and momentum of a particle (see Heisenberg uncertainty principle). The allowed wave functions, or ‘eigenfunctions’, have ‘eigen-values’ that describe stationary states of the system.
Part of the difficulty with the notions involved is that a system may be in an indeterminate state at a time, characterized only by the probability of some result for an observation, but then ‘become’ determinate (‘the collapse of the wave packet’) when an observation is made (see also Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen thought experiment, Schrödinger's cat). It is as if there is nothing but a potential for observation or a probability wave before observation is made, but when an observation is made the wave becomes a particle. The wave-particle duality seems to block any way of conceiving of physical reality in quantum terms. In the famous two-slit experiment, an electron is fired at a screen with two slits (like a tennis ball thrown at a wall with two doors in it). If one puts detectors at each slit, every electron passing the screen is observed to go through exactly one slit. But when the detectors are taken away, the electron acts like a wave process going through both slits, and interfering with itself. A particle such as an electron is usually thought of as always having an exact position, but its wave nature ensures that the amplitude of its waves is not absolutely zero anywhere (there is therefore a finite probability of it ‘tunnelling’ from one position to emerge at another).
The unquestionable success of quantum mechanics has generated a large philosophical debate about its ultimate intelligibility and its metaphysical implications. The wave-particle duality is already a departure from ordinary ways of conceiving of things in space, and its difficulty is compounded by the probabilistic nature of the fundamental states of a system as they are conceived in quantum mechanics. Philosophical options for interpreting quantum mechanics have included variations of the belief that it is at best an incomplete description of a better-behaved classical underlying reality (Einstein), the Copenhagen interpretation according to which there are no objective unobserved events in the micro-world (Bohr and W. K. Heisenberg, 1901-76), an ‘acausal’ view of the collapse of the wave packet (J. von Neumann, 1903-57), and a ‘many worlds’ interpretation in which time forks perpetually towards innumerable futures, so that different states of the same system exist in different parallel universes (H. Everett).
In recent years the proliferation of sub- atomic particles (there are 36 kinds of quark alone, in six flavours and three colours) has prompted physicists to look in various directions for unification. One avenue of approach is superstring theory, in which the four-dimensional world is thought of as the upshot of the collapse of a ten-dimensional world, with the four primary physical forces (gravity, electromagnetism, and the strong and weak nuclear forces) becoming seen as the result of the fracture of one primary force. While the scientific acceptability of such theories is a matter for physics, their ultimate intelligibility plainly requires some philosophical reflection. See also Bell's theorem.
serviceable; Spartan; useful; that solution which makes the most people most happy or agreeable most of the time; utility: the satisfaction given to an individual by the goods and services used; the quality of being suitable or adaptable to an end; a measure of satisfaction
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Ten Best Foodie Flicks
If cold weather traps you indoors for months each winter, you might run through your queue of streaming movies pretty quick. Why not entertain yourself with a library of the best food-related cinema?
On Valentine's Day, think about celebrating at home in front of the fireplace, enjoying a great bottle of wine and a wonderful movie about food to share with your loved one.
A great food movie has to have well-detailed cooking and eating scenes, with good production values, casting, writing and direction. A great food movie has to make you hungry.
Here is my Top 10 list of great food movies. If I overlooked one of your favorites, let me know in the comments. I would love to expand the list for next year.

1. "Julie & Julia" (2009). What a delight to watch Meryl Streep portray culinary icon Julia Child as she discovers the wonders of French cooking. Amy Adams does a charming job of bringing to life blogger Julie Powell who decides to give her life focus by making each and every recipe in "Mastering the Art of French Cooking."
2. "Mostly Martha" (2001). The American remake, "No Reservations" (2007), lacked the warmth of the deeply moving and entertaining original German film. Martha is a chef who lives and breathes cooking. Watching her orchestrate the dinner service in the restaurant's small kitchen is magical. Then everything changes when her young niece, Lina, comes to live with her. Adding more stress, the restaurant owner hires a new chef, Mario, to help Martha in the kitchen. Mario loves life and Italian cooking. He attempts to seduce Martha with his handmade strands of spaghetti in one of the movie's most delicious scenes.
3. "Ratatouille" (2007). A very different sort of chef inhabits the animated "Ratatouille," but one no less passionate about cooking. Like all great chefs, food speaks to Remy, a novice without formal training, who nonetheless is a quick study and applies himself with extraordinary focus. His father disapproves. The world rejects him. But nothing will keep him from his goal of having his own kitchen. Nothing except that Remy is a rodent.
4. "Big Night" (1996), directed by Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott. Primo (Tony Shalhoub, before "Monk") and Secondo (Tucci) have a problem. Their Italian restaurant is failing because Primo is a purist and will only cook authentic Italian dishes. At the 11th hour, they are offered a lifeline: Prepare the meal of a lifetime for a big celebration and they will save their restaurant. The highlight of Primo's meal is a timpano. This soulful film will move you and make you very hungry, especially at the end of the film when Secondo makes Primo an omelet.
5. "Like Water for Chocolate" (1992), directed by Alfonso Arau. Set in turn-of-the-century Mexico, the movie on one level is about a clash of cultures and the changing role of women. At its heart, the film is about the erotic power of food. But this is not just about sex; food is a metaphor for passion, for the irresistible forces of nature that lie deep within our beings.
6. "Dinner Rush" (2000), with Danny Aiello. This a crime drama set in a Tribeca Italian restaurant. Family conflicts, sex, gambling, mobsters and a love of great cooking are all in the mix in a film that takes place during one long dinner service. Aiello is the owner but no longer the chef of the restaurant. His son, Udo, is a celebrity chef who cooks the new way. The scenes in the tiny, frenetic kitchen are well-observed. Aiello loves old-fashioned Italian food. What makes him happy are sausages and peppers, a dish his son has forbidden any of the cooks to make his dad, but bad boy, sous chef Duncan always obliges. Sandra Bernhard, a sour-faced food critic loves Udo's cooking, even if Dad doesn't. But the real tension comes when a young mobster comes to shake down father and son.
7. "Babette's Feast" (1987) is one of the most exquisite testimonies to the pleasures of cooking ever created. Babette escapes certain death in revolutionary France to take refuge in a small village on the Danish coast. Taken in by a Lutheran sect that lives by strict rules of self-denial, Babette works as a housekeeper-cook for two elderly sisters, Filippa and Martine. A vivacious, beautiful woman, Babette is the exact opposite of the ascetic sisters. In a memorable scene, Fillipa and Martine show Babette how to turn stale bread into one of their staples, a thick porridge. When Babette wins the lottery, improbably, she decides to use the sizeable sum to make a feast for the congregation. For a foodie, watching Babette, a consummate chef, acquire arcane ingredients and create a sumptuous meal is awe inspiring.
8. "Tampopo" (1985) is director Juzo Itami's comic love letter to ramen. Widowed and down on her luck, middle-aged housewife Tampopo wants to take over her late husband's noodle shop. Everyone knows, she's told, women can't make good ramen, but Tampopo won't give up. Aided by Goro, a rough-hewn trucker, she sets out on her quest. She goes to insane lengths to learn how to make great broth. Ultimately she learns what all good chefs know: Start with great ingredients, have patience, and you will make memorable food.
9. "Eat Drink Man Woman" (1994), directed by Ang Lee. A master Taiwanese chef has retired to the comfort of his home, which he shares with his three unmarried, adult daughters. With nothing to do every day, he spends his creative energy crafting elaborate meals for his daughters. The attention to detail lavished on those meals by master chef Chu is mesmerizing. That his daughters are never hungry makes this a movingly, hilarious comedy.
10. "The Trip" (2010) is the perfect film for anyone who dreams about a foodie crawl through a dozen auteur-chef kitchens. To rekindle his relationship with his girlfriend, depressed writer Steve Coogan accepts an assignment to take a road trip through the English countryside to review the best new English restaurants. But she won't go with him. Committed to a trip he doesn't want to take, he invites an annoying friend, Rob Brydon, to keep him company. The trip is comic hell for Coogan, but a delight for anyone who enjoys watching chefs lavish love on the best local ingredients.
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What is a Just War?
By Judge Andrew Napolitano
The Erwin Rommel School of Law
"The Law is the Weapon; the Courtroom the Battlefield,
The Judge is your Enemy; your Lawyer is an Enemy Spy"
Can a nuclear Iran be deterred?
By Amitai Etzioni, Special to CNN
Editor's note: Amitai Etzioni is professor of international relations and director of the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies at George Washington University.
(CNN) -- There is a growing interest among U.S. foreign policy officials and scholars in deterring Iran; that is, in tolerating a nuclear armed Iran but keeping it at bay by threatening it in kind should it use its nuclear weapons. Although the Obama administration has not embraced this position, some observers believe this is the direction it is headed.
One indication comes from Thomas Donilon, the national security adviser. In a speech late last year, he remarked, "We will continue to build a regional defense architecture that prevents Iran from threatening its neighbors. We will continue to deepen Iran's isolation, regionally and globally." And a recent report sponsored by the U.S. Air Force outlines a strategy for deterrence that includes expanding the United States' regional nuclear presence and improving American missile defense capabilities. As one expert puts it, "Deterrence against a nuclear Iran should not be terribly difficult."
For deterrence to work, the leaders of the nations that command nuclear arms must be rational. The champions of deterrence claim to demonstrate that Iran's leaders are not insane by showing that they react in sensible ways to changes in the world around them.
For instance, after the U.S. military easily wiped out Saddam Hussein's army in Iraq and President George W. Bush told Iran it was on the very short list of members in the "Axis of Evil," Iran made a very conciliatory offer regarding its nuclear program. In short, proponents of deterrence argue that leaders and governments in fact do respond to changes with reason and logic.
However, there's another type of decision-making process that sociologists have known about. It's nonrational behavior, such as when people act in response to deeply held beliefs that cannot be proven or disproven. People have long shown they are willing to kill or be killed for their beliefs, and that God commanded them to act in a particular manner. They may respond to facts and pressures, but only as long as those factors affect the ways they implement their beliefs -- but not the beliefs themselves. Thus, a religiously fanatical Iranian leader who believes that God commanded him to wipe out Tel Aviv may calculate whether to use missiles or bombers and in what season to attack, but not whether to heed God's command to destroy the infidels.
An example of nonrational thinking is summed up best in these words: "[Iran's] religious zealotry causes it to exaggerate the significance of issues that are, objectively speaking, only tangentially related to its interests. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict, for instance, has no direct bearing on Iran's security, but much of the regime sees it as fundamental to Iranian interests and even to Iran's identity as a Muslim nation."
Even rational heads of states have shown themselves in the past to be fully capable of making gross miscalculations that cost them their lives, regimes and all they were fighting for. Hitler would fall in that category. Similarly, the Japanese, when they attacked Pearl Harbor, believed they would be able at least to drive the United States out of their part of the world. Saddam Hussein believed the United States would not invade Iraq in 2003, but he was dead wrong. History is littered with numerous other, though less grand, miscalculations, from Lord Cardigan's Charge of the Light Brigade in the Crimean War to Pickett's Charge in the American Civil War.
In short, it might be possible to deter Iran, but no one can assume that we can safely rely on the rationality of Iran's leaders and their decisions and reactions to the events around them. No one can predict if they will unleash forces on Saudi Arabia or Israel -- perhaps not even the Iranians themselves.

Henry Makow
Satanist Insider: Iran Attack "First Half of March"
By Aloysius J. Fozdyke
"Iranian missiles can hit Israel and American bases in Saudi Arabia. Try to imagine the costs of oil, the global explosion of prices and the nuclear waste. This has been planned for about nine years now with NATO. This year the American dollar dies. America will take a little longer."
[Disclaimer: While we do cannot confirm this information or endorse this point of view, we present it for your evaluation.  AJF gave the world this important revelation.  As he says, Satanists "feed on fear" so perhaps he is just stoking the fires.]

Blood consecrates. Massive bloodshed releases high-grade energies.
So does fear, but on a less intense level. We harness these energies. We create paradigms. We feed the Spirits and They get stronger. We are calling in The Usher of Desecration to make the way for Vindex.
This is the oldest battle - a spiritual battle for freedom and of honour, loyalty and revenge. 'We believe in Lucifer, the everlasting Light-bringer...And in the Self...which shares His potential [and] the supreme sanctity of the Will...We look forward to His reign and the pleasures which are to come!'
We work like history. We have a public and a private face. We give the masses what they want, to the degree they can tolerate.
Theirs is a simple herd mentality built upon conformity and debasement.
For them, limitation is security. We were forced to be shepherds. They demand what we provide, for we offer explanations and hold out hope. A perfect symbiosis. The more abuse and misuse the more familiar and therefore unaware sheeple grow to it. They are expendable extras: hardwired to suffer - but without awareness. Keep them diverted from their reality, help them find answers which suit Our agenda and they are tame.
Our initiates exist for themselves and the glory of Our Hidden God. Others are simply allies, obstacles or tools.
Very quickly they will know (if not understand) where they are in the food chain. The death cries of trash have been and will remain sacrifices to bring the strength, authority, order and joy that Our Father has promised through The Usher. Now is His time, and Ours.
As Europe, Britain, America, China and the world fall apart; as the resources rich Middle East and Africa are shattered, Europe loses it fuel and the international, cleansing apocalypse begins: We are ready and well pleased.
Iranian missiles can hit Israel and American bases in Saudi Arabia. Try to imagine the costs of oil, the global explosion of prices and the nuclear waste. This has been planned for about nine years now with NATO. This year the American dollar dies. America will take a little longer.
Truth be told, without the unfailing help of the sheeple, their pens and their slaughterhouses could not have been built. Your democracies are a sick joke.
Without your taxes, your Freemasons, your kiddies joining the police and military, evangelical churches, the flags and parades, media; whilst not forgetting C.I. Scofield - none of what is about to happen could have happened.
By sticking to the accepted plot ad absurdum we're convince the followers of Yeshua to support us. For them, the worse it gets the better it is. You guys and gals are going to be happy!
The word I have is the first half of March, but these things are obviously somewhat tentative and dependent on circumstances. Nonetheless, that's the time frame; give or take. Have no fear!
And I was never trying to convince anyone. I was just telling you.
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Occupy This!
By Arnie Reisman
Occupiers, it's time to leave Wall Street and move on to the next location. You've made a difference; it's time to make a change. Wall Street got the message, ripped it up and tossed it into their solid gold trash can.
It's time to occupy the halls of government before they turn into the corridors of an insane asylum and get taken over by the inmates. The opponents to the occupiers are already worming their way into local politics and governing bodies. This is a grassroots movement that craves to be mowed.
A front-page article in the February 4th edition of the New York Times began:
    Across the country, activists with ties to the Tea Party are railing against all sorts of local and state efforts to control sprawl and conserve energy. They brand government action for things like expanding public transportation routes and preserving open space as part of a United Nations-led conspiracy to deny property rights and herd citizens toward cities.
    They are showing up at planning meetings to denounce bike lanes on public streets and smart meters on home appliances -- efforts they equate to a big-government blueprint against individual rights....
What!? Well, these paranoids can't be having a political effect. Oh, no? The Times story continues:
    "It sounds a little on the weird side, but we've found we ignore it at our own peril," said George Homewood, a vice president of the American Planning Association's chapter in Virginia.
    "The protests date to 1992 when the United Nations passed a sweeping, but nonbinding (my italics), 100-plus-page resolution called Agenda 21 that was designed to encourage nations to use fewer resources and conserve open land by steering development to already dense areas. They have gained momentum in the past two years because of the emergence of the Tea Party movement, harnessing its suspicion about government power and belief that man-made global-warming is a hoax.
    "In January, the Republican Party adopted its own resolution against what it called "the destructive and insidious nature" of Agenda 21...
Reading the article is like being on the receiving end of a one-two punch, as in (1) the crazies are really out in force, and (2) how are the crazies taking over our government? Who are these spineless officials buckling under the weight of insanity? Is there no credible opposition? Have voices of reason vanished with moderate Republicans? What first sounds totally absurd is actually totally frightening. Sustainable development has its basis, some Tea Partiers say, in "Communitarianism." Which is just another word for communism, right?
The Tea Party is a throwback to that era when folks believed there were Reds under their beds and the UN was planning an invasion of the body snatchers.
Communism is dead. But apparently the news has not yet reached members of the Tea Party. No matter where they live, anytime they open their windows, they can see Russia. This is downright Orwellian, if not somewhat Vonnegutian.
When he had a soapbox, Glenn Beck promoted the conspiracy theory that the UN plan is a means of instituting "centralized control over all of human life on planet Earth."
    Some people now have begun questioning and standing up to what, on the surface, seems like a harmless initiative just to save the environment. But it is not. Be awake. Spread the word... But once they put their fangs into our communities, they'll suck all the blood out of it, and we will not be able to survive.
Bloggers abound, sounding just like the 50-year-old ravings of the John Birch Society or the mad General Jack D. Ripper in Dr. Strangelove:
    You know when fluoridation first began? Nineteen hundred and forty-six.... How does that coincide with your post-war Commie conspiracy, huh? It's incredibly obvious, isn't it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hard-core Commie works.
The American Thinker blog called the "sustainability agenda... an
amalgamation of socialism and extreme environmentalism brushed with anti-American, anti-capitalist overtones."
My God, if we're not reduced to zombies first, we'll be doomed to become -- Europeans! Well, at least our teeth will have strong enamel and our bikes will sustain us better than our gas guzzlers.
So, occupiers, you're needed to stop the mad chatters of the Tea Party. Get out to those town meetings, city council hearings and selectmen sessions and stop the freaks from inheriting the earth, stop their insanity from becoming policy!
At best, such poorly or rashly-formed opinions smack if not of ignorance then at least adolescence. Or to quote Vonnegut: "True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."
And so it goes.
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Zionist Outrage
Agenda 21 in America
By Tom DeWeese
PPJ Gazette
Agenda 21 attack on property rights: California ONE BAY AREA
By Marti Oakley
“Good Grief, What Has America Spawned?
PPJ Gazette
From - The Parallax Prophecies -
By Ron Ewart, President
National Association of Rural Landowners
“We should measure welfare’s success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added.”  Ronald Reagan
“We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.”    --Ayn Rand
Every day, like vultures circling a fallen prey, they descend upon the centers of political power with their hands outstretched and without a hint of compunction or embarrassment, they beg, lobby, or riot for what they consider to be their “fair” portion of the sweat, blood and tears of those who are successful, self-reliant, responsible and independent.    Black, white, tan, red or yellow, these mostly urban beggars and whiners epitomize the Occupy Wall Street crowd that say they aren’t getting their fair share of America’s wealth and demand that those that produce and earn their way, must cough up more in taxes to pay those who won’t work and want something for nothing, using the power of government to get it, in a grand scheme of wealth re-distribution.  This “system”, if you can call it that, is socialism by any other name.  If they don’t get their way, they resort to violence, property damage and mayhem.  This display of “Gimee! Gimee! Gimee!” is disgusting and not worthy of a people who once called themselves free, sovereign and independent.  If the Founding Fathers could see us now, they would wonder where they went wrong.
Over the last 50 years, America has spawned at least hall of the population (if not more) as a mindless collective of whiners and takers, egged on by corrupt politicians scrounging for votes to remain in power.  The legislatures, local, state and federal, exploit human weakness and greed and can’t wait to rob the public coffers to pay the bloodsuckers for what they have not earned.  Government then uses the education system to brainwash the next generation, the court system and law enforcement to intimidate the current generation and passes never-ending social legislation to make the people and their offspring weaker and more dependent.
Adask’s Law
The Profit of Injustice
Digital Currency – Mark of the Beast?


1. You are legally a debtor and chattel (property) owned by a hidden creditor.
2. There is a hidden lien on everything transacted for by or with a Federal Reserve Note.
3. Your entire alleged wealth is/has been liened, you don’t own anything! You merely have possession by privilege. This privilege may be yanked at any time if you don’t obey the real owner.
4. The Federal Reserve Note is a foreign product owned by a foreign corporation, and not by you or the U.S. government.
5. The States and the United States courts are bankruptcy courts representing the interests and property of the foreign creditor.
6. Without knowing it, you have been compelled into international commercial law, where you have none of your unalienable rights. Hence, you have been insulated from your birthright, the common Law from which your rights are immutable.
7. You are charged an income (excise) tax for transacting in the foreign commodity known as Federal Reserve Notes.
8. You have been divested of the rights to, value of, and profits from your labor, which has been stolen.
9. Lawful gold coin (pre 1933) money transactions are invisible to the states and national government(s).
10. The real cause of draconian governmental regulation and your loss of rights is the toxic currency.
11. The United States lost its sovereignty in 1933. It is in receivership to the hidden creditor. The bankrupt government is a puppet to the real master, as declared by Banker Rothschild on the cover.
12. The real cause of the current economic calamity is the toxic currency.
13. The hidden creditor (international bankers) owns everything, including you.
14. You have been living within an illusion, believing that you are free, but in reality you are owned!
With this knowledge comes the singular remedy!

Henry Makow
Bankrupt America Ruled by Legal Scam?
IRS Whistle Blower Sherry Jackson confirmed the finding that income tax is voluntary. The IRS is a private corporation and U.S. Citizens are literally classified as Enemy Aliens by this corporation. Standing against the legal system is the LAWFUL thing to do and participating makes you an accomplice to fraud and racketeering.
Anthony Clifton
Fracking Paul: Plate Tectonics
NPR Movie Review
'Big Miracle': A Whale Tale As The Cold War Wanes
The longer Big Miracle goes on, the more it settles for an amiable communitarianism chased down by a PG group-hug finale. But when the excitement is over, everyone goes back to being very much the compromised souls they were before. And if you pay close attention to the old news clips at the end, you might catch a glimpse of an emergent persona, in the form of a comely fledgling television news reporter and future governor of Alaska, dewy with ambition and ready to roll.
The New Republic
How to Win Female Votes: What Obama Can Learn From Elizabeth Warren
But it was only a start. Communitarianism is not only about ideals, but about practical action. Obama needs to talk more about his particular policy proposals and how they link up with America’s “underlying social contract,” in Warren’s phrase. That’s perhaps the most promising way to reconnect his campaign, so far lacking in any sense of grand aspiration, with its natural demographic base.

Paul Starobin, author of After America: Narratives for the Next Global Age, lives in Massachusetts.

The Guardian
A breakdown in our values
Bonuses are a symbol of business's bigger problem - an eroded sense of duty to the wider community
By Klaus Schwab

Given the uncertainty of the recovery and fears about the social impact of the economic crisis, it is little wonder that debate about corporate bonuses has crept back on to the agenda. You wonder whether managers have learned from the excesses that have to a large extent caused the crisis.
Nevertheless, this discussion is superficial, as it doesn't consider the essential point: the role that companies, including banks, play in society, and the role of executives within those companies. The bonus discussion is actually just a symbol of a much deeper transformation that has taken place in the business world. Let me outline this transformation, as it has severe social implications.
Almost 40 years ago, I developed the "stakeholder" theory for businesses. This considers the enterprise as a community, with a number of social groups connected directly or indirectly to the enterprise which are dependent on its success and prosperity. These of course include shareholders and creditors; but employees, customers, suppliers, the state and the society in which the enterprise is active are stakeholders.
The idea at the core of the Davos meetings was to create a platform where managers could meet their stakeholders and discuss their mutual responsibility. According to the stakeholder approach, the management of the enterprise acts as a trustee for all stakeholders – not just for share owners. It is based on the principle that each individual is embedded in societal communities in which the common good can only be promoted through the interaction of all participants – and business success is also embedded in this interaction.
We have witnessed a gradual erosion of this
communitarian spirit over recent years. This erosion of societal values has progressed particularly in the business world, and is also one of the primary reasons of the current economic crisis.
The enterprise has transformed from a purposeful unit to a functional unit: the purpose of an enterprise – to create goods and services for the common good – in society has been replaced by a purely functional enterprise philosophy, aimed at maximising profits in the shortest time possible with the aim of maximising shareholder value. But if management decision-making processes are decoupled from the responsibility of managers for their own risk-taking, the entrepreneurial system becomes perverted.
In this context, the enterprise is no longer an organic community; it becomes a functional "profit-generating machine". All parts that do not fulfill their purpose are replaceable: managers, employees, products, locations. This development was particularly visible in the financial sector, where there is at best only an indirect connection with the original purpose of an enterprise, meaning the creation of substantive, real value.
This has consequences for individual behaviour: one cannot expect anything but selfish thought and action from somebody who knows that he or she is replaceable at any time. Instead of a communitarian sense of duty, there is a rise of individualistic profit-seeking behaviour in which society plays only a secondary role.
The current crisis should actually sound the alarm for us to fundamentally rethink the development of our morals, our ethical norms and the regulatory mechanisms that underpin our economy, politics and global interconnectedness. It would be a wasted opportunity for all of us if we pretended that the crisis was simply a bad dream, especially now that we are beginning to see the first signs of improvement in rising share prices or quarterly profits returning to banks – with corresponding bonuses – which are admittedly only financial indicators.
Unfortunately the reality we are hiding from looks different: the financial crisis has led not only to an increasing level of unemployment that will remain with us for years to come. It also puts an enormous pressure on public goods and services, as governments are forced to pay off ballooning debts. The billions that are needed to pay off the debts will lead to higher taxes, reductions of social and public health systems, and reduced investments in education and infrastructure. In the end, it is the taxpayer, the average citizen, who pays for the costs of the crisis.
There is a real danger that the financial and economic crisis will develop into a social crisis. Difficult times lie ahead. If we want to keep society together, a sense of community and solidarity are more important now than ever before. This communitarian spirit is the basis of the stakeholder principle. We need to embrace that stakeholder principle, not just within the narrow confines of companies, but at a national and global level as well.
From this context, the bonus debate is just a symbol of a more fundamental question: whether we can adopt a more communitarian spirit or whether we will fall back into old habits and excesses, thereby further undermining social peace.
Posts Tagged ‘Communitarianism’
Why I am not a Liberal

Greenhouse Communities
There has come a time in our current Political climate for the raising of a RED Flag, whereby:

•Processed foods and Genetically Modified (GMO) could be causing diseases.
•Chemicals in the air (Chemtrails) may be killing us slowly with auto-immune diseases, as particles land on outdoor farms
•Organic Food companies being bought out by large corporations and many food products coming from foreign countries that use toxic insecticides are not really Organic.
•Unstable economies of the world with higher prices and possible food shortages on the horizon.
•Contaminated waters which make the fish toxic (We need to raise our own fish too)

These and many more have triggered a need to “GET OFF THE GRID” and be “UNDER COVER” and self-sufficient.
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Traditional Roman Catholic Network
November 2009
The Ascent of Man

Seattle Times
Girls hoop team helps charities as Times drive achieves record

This year's Seattle Times Fund for the Needy has concluded its 33rd annual campaign, in which readers donated a record $1,159,058.
Klein attributes the fund's success in tough times to a "communitarian spirit" in which people take the attitude that "it's not enough for me to do well. Others should also do well, and if I can help, I will. ... When things get tougher, people get more generous and more aware of the suffering that they can help to alleviate."
A Mormon “frontlash” for Romney?
The Republican front-runner is benefiting from LDS voters in Nevada; we look at Mormon voting patterns
In terms of party identification among Mormons, why is it so overwhelmingly Republican?

The first thing to say is that it wasn’t always that way. When you go back in time, you don’t have a lot of national data but you have data from Utah, which is a reasonable measure. Utah was even more heavily Mormon the further back in time you go. Utah voted for Lyndon Johnson and had a Democratic governor and state Legislature in the ’70s. So it wasn’t that long ago that it was a fairly balanced place politically. Go back even further and it was heavily Democratic. At the time of statehood in 1896, the Republican Party was the anti-Mormon party.

So what happened?

Well, I think the New Deal brought some conservatives over to the Republican side. What really happened mostly was the 1960s happened. And Roe v. Wade happened. There was a shift in American culture, and then the national parties shifted. The parties were divided internally on social issues in the ’50s and ’60s. I don’t think civil rights was as big a deal for Mormons as other issues, abortion and gay marriage in particular. The parties into the ’70s took more clear and opposing positions on social issues, and Republicans ended up taking positions that side more consistently with the church. I don’t think the church changed. The parties changed, and that left more Mormons feeling at home with the Republican Party.

Everyone is expecting the presidential election this year to be primarily about the economy. Are Mormons somehow naturally in sync with the GOP on economic issues? 

I do think there’s a natural affinity. There’s a lot of emphasis among Mormons on self-reliance, and that plays right into how some people would view American exceptionalism or perhaps rugged individualism. There is a communitarian element to Mormon theology, but I don’t know that that has been emphasized in modern times. Early on, when Mormons had problems with their neighbors in places like Missouri and Illinois it was in part because their sense of communitarianism conflicted with the surround community. And then later in Utah, there were some experiments in communitarian living. But the faith is much more focused now on self-reliance; there is an emphasis on helping your neighbor, but mostly in the context of your Mormon congregation. But that emphasis doesn’t include government most of the time; government is left out of the rhetoric. What’s in the rhetoric is that individuals should become self-reliant, should get an education, should provide for their families, and so on.
Spain Economy May Shrink 1.5% in 2012, de Guindos Tells El Pais
The Spanish economy may shrink about 1.5 percent this year, prompting the government to agree with the European Union on new targets for the country’s budget deficit reduction, Economy Minister Luis de Guindos told El Pais.
Spain’s current 2012 deficit target of 4.4 percent was set based on gross domestic product growth of 2.3 percent and is in agreement with the European Union, de Guindos told El Pais.
“The deficit reduction should generate confidence but not a negative impact on the economic evolution,” de Guindos told El Pais. “The circumstances have changed, but we have commitments with our communitarian partners so we can’t unilaterally decide.”
The Spanish government will wait until the European Commission releases its updated economic forecast before passing its yearly budget, and will propose a new stability plan, de Guindos said in the interview.
The country’s government is ruling out a tax increase this year, de Guindos said.
NY Times
Op-Ed Columnist
Steal This Column
AMONG the wonders of the Internet, Wikipedia occupies a special place. From its birth 11 years ago it has professed, and has tried reasonably hard to practice, a kind of idealism that stands out in the vaguely, artificially countercultural ambience of Silicon Valley. Google’s informal corporate mantra — “Don’t Be Evil” — has become ever more cringe-making as the company pursues its world conquest. Though Bill Gates has applied his personal wealth to noble causes, nobody thinks of Microsoft as anything but a business. I marvel at Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and his acolytes; but I marvel at their imagination and industry, not what the new multibillionaire described last week as their “social mission.” But Wikipedia, while it has grown something of a bureaucratic exoskeleton, remains at heart the most successful example of the public-service spirit of the wide-open Web: nonprofit, communitarian, comparatively transparent, free to use and copy, privacy-minded, neutral and civil.
Like many people, I was an early doubter that a volunteer-sourced encyclopedia could be trusted, but I’m a convert. Although I find errors (a spot check of the entries for myself and my father the other day found minor inaccuracies in both, which I easily corrected), I use it more than any other Web tool except my search engines, and because I value it, I donate to its NPR-style fund-raising campaign.
So as I followed the latest battle in the great sectarian war over the governing of the Internet — the attempt to curtail online piracy — I was startled to see that Wikipedia’s founder and philosopher, Jimmy Wales, who generally stays out of the political limelight, had assumed a higher profile as a combatant for the tech industry. He supplied an aura of credibility to a libertarian alliance that ranged from the money-farming Megatrons of Google to the hacker anarchists of Anonymous.
Collectibles, over time, often outperform most other vehicles of wealth preservation.
The Deist views and Secret Society occultism of the more renowned Founding Fathers is well recorded. Yet new scholarship reveals that several of the primary Founding Fathers leaned heavily towards Mythicism--the notion that Jesus Christ was but the latest Savior God of a long tradition of rising/dying deities reworked by Mystery Religions since the dawn of time. Beyond the Founding Fathers, evidence indicates that during revolutionary times Mythicism was embraced by many august Enlightenment philosophers, liberal clergy, visionary scientists, and even some of the most powerful rulers of Europe! Delving deep into overlooked personal letters, historical data, public proclamations, and recorded interactions, we discover that, as America was given birth and Europe struggled to subdue Orthodox Christianity, a Mythicist brotherhood thrived whose ideas would influence egalitarian and democratic principles that would shape modern society.

Astral Guest-- Acharya S. /D.M. Murdock, author of Who Was Jesus? Fingerprints of the Christ, Christ in Egypt: The Horus-Jesus Connection, Suns of God & the Christ Conspiracy.
Daily Bell
David Icke on Terrorism, 'Totalitarian Tiptoe' and the Coming Post-Industrial Technocracy
The Victory of Judaism over Germanism
Viewed from a Nonreligious Point of View
By Wilhelm Marr
Hidden History of Zionism
By Ralph Schoenman

Supreme Court justice: U.S. Constitution inferior
'I might look at South Africa. Canada has a Charter of Rights and Freedoms'
--Ruth Bader Ginsburg
video interview
The Jerusalem Post
Born-again Zionist supermodel
For former supermodel turned businesswoman Kathy Ireland, her support of Israel stems directly from her faith.
She’s 178 cm. with red hair and blue eyes, a former supermodel with a figure to die for and the owner, founder and CEO of a $1.4 billion lifestyle business: Kathy Ireland might just be Israel’s perfect public diplomacy ambassador.

“I love Israel, it’s very close to my heart,” says the 46-year-old born-again Christian. “Because of my faith it’s very special to me.”
Ireland was here recently to film a promotional documentary for Sheba Medical Center. Titled Holy Land Heroes, the documentary aims to expose the work being done at Sheba with wounded soldiers and victims of terror attacks.
“Holy Land Heroes is bringing awareness of these heroes of Israel to the rest of the world,” says Ireland. “I’ve had some incredible life-changing experiences spending time at the hospital meeting with patients, doctors, researchers, nurses and volunteers who are dedicated and committed to rehabilitating these heroes.”
Ireland is a passionate advocate for Israel, with an unwavering belief in the righteousness of its actions. Her faith is such that even the most adept spin doctor would be hard pressed to come up with so much positive PR.
“I think so often Israel is not fairly portrayed in the media,” she says. “Meeting with the military, the air force, [I saw] the efforts that go into the strategy of not hurting civilians and the heroic efforts of these soldiers who put themselves in harm’s way to rescue the wounded, even when the wounded might be their enemy.
“In America, we’ve been so spoiled not to have really known, our generation, what it is to be at war. But that’s changed, and really regardless of someone’s faith, it’s very apparent that if Israel is not safe, then the rest of the world is not safe.”
His Holy Church
Living Network Newsletter: The Kingdom #102
Man’s Beginnings
This video, uploaded by us at YouTube for the first time on December 21, 2010, 1:00 am, corresponding with the rarely coinciding lunar eclipse and winter solstice, was taken in 1997 under the direction of Duane Erickson at a secret artifacts warehouse of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located in Salt Lake City. They had to pass through two sets of security to get in; and the guy who let them in insisted on anonymity, lest he lose his job.
The collection belonged to the Hunter family and was in control of Linda Hunter Adams, who was a professor at BYU, and a secretary at F.A.R.M.S.
Later, the collection was officially called bogus and apparently handed over to a museum in Michigan.  We think that the sheer volume (many tens of thousands) of records like this from various collections from around the U.S., including the Great Lakes region and the Utah region, rules this out as being a hoax.
A.      True Ott
Edomite Forbidden Archeology
What happens when an archeologist finds an artifact that disproves a widely accepted “scientific theory” such as evolution?   Simple, make the artifact disappear, and if the archeologist cries foul, black list him/her and teach them a lesson.  If the archeologist continues to spout off, then arrange for them to have an accident!
What happens when literally THOUSANDS of ancient American artifacts are uncovered all over the states of Ohio, Michigan and Illinois?   Simple.  Give them to the Edomite “Catholic” Jesuits – who in turn gives them to their brother Edomite Mormons in Salt Lake City for “safekeeping”.  Tragically, the end result is that PRICELESS PARTS OF AMERICAN HISTORY are lost and falsely discredited!  How evil and despicable is that?
Soper-Savage Records and Artifacts Collection When in LDS Custody 1997
Early Writings [of Karl Marx] – Intro
Lucio Coletti
By Vicomte Leon de Poncins
The Selfish Gene
By Richard Dawkins
Amazon Reviews
Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder
By Richard Dawkins
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Forbidden Knowledge TV
'The Atomic Cafe' - Full Film
Down-Home Nuclear Propaganda

One of the defining documentaries of the 20th century, 'The Atomic Cafe' offers a darkly humorous glimpse into mid-century America, an era rife with paranoia, anxiety and misapprehension. Whimsical and yet razor-sharp, this timeless classic illuminates the often comic paradoxes of life in the "Atomic Age," while also exhibiting a genuine nostalgia for an earlier and more innocent nation.

‘American Greed – Hedge Fund Manager’ – Full Documentary
Con Artist Fell for the Con
Samuel Israel was a big money hedge fund manager desperate to succeed. He lived through the most decadent era in human history, and his hunger for fame and fortune - his greed -- ultimately led to a scam that bilked investors out of $300 million.
This is the strange story of a con artist who eventually fell for the ultimate con himself!

Dr. Jack Pruett
Exopolitics Institute
The Grandest Deception
By Dr. Jack Pruett
National Geographic Channel
'Devil's Bible' - Full Film
Codex Gigas
At 165 pounds and allegedly made from the skins of 160 donkeys, the Codex Gigas is the world's largest and most mysterious medieval manuscript. Filled with satanic images and demonic spells, according to legend, the cursed text sprang from a doomed monk's pact with the devil. National Geographic follows a team of scientists as they embark on an unprecedented quest to unravel the secrets behind the book's darkened pages. Using ultraviolet fluorescence imaging, handwriting analysis and a recreation of the text, forensic document experts attempt to uncover the cryptic truth behind this ancient Devil's Bible.
The Cambridge History of GREEK AND ROMAN WARFARE
Volume I: Greece, the Hellenistic World and the Rise of Rome
Edited by Philip Sabin, Hans Van Wees and Michael Whitey
The Lieber Code of 1863
The Civil War With No Ending
Exposure of Martial Law, Executive Orders,
Why The Constitution Seems To Have No Bearing…
A Viable Solution To Obtain “Liberty and Justice for All”
The Black Book
By Senator Adlai E. Stevenson III
Once a man holds public office he is absolutely no good for honest work.
Will Rogers

“The Black Book” began as a brown loose-leaf binder in which my great-grandfather, Adlai E. Stevenson I (1836-1914), collected anecdotes and maxims, stories and sayings during his life as a county prosecutor, congressman, Assistant Postmaster General and U.S. Vice President under Grover Cleveland. His grandson, known to friends and family as 'the Guv,' expanded the collection in a large black binder during his life as an official in the Roosevelt and Truman Administrations, Governor of Illinois, Democratic presidential candidate in 1952 and 1956, and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations in the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations.

This binder, “The Black Book,” was stuffed with the Guv’s and Adlai I’s notes jotted on menus, place cards, napkins, whatever was at hand. Supporters and friends contributed as word of the Black Book spread. The Guv’s staff, mine later, edited and organized this trove as a ready source of jokes, anecdotes, aphorisms, wise comment, solace and inspiration, often unattributed in the heat of the moment. I inherited the Black Book, along with the original binder of Adlai I, and augmented it from my life as a Marine, Illinois Supreme Court law clerk, partner in a large law firm, State Representative, State Treasurer, U.S. Senator, two-time Democratic candidate for Illinois governor, farmer, international investment banker, and ever the hereditary global sojourner and public policy activist.

Great, great grandfather Jesse was Abraham Lincoln’s political patron for whom he wrote his autobiography used by Fell to promote Lincoln for President. Thus, the Black Book spans more than a century and a half of American history. It contrasts a rich  American past with the present, describing cultural and political change from on the ground and in the world we knew. Its lessons are incorporated in comments on economics, diplomacy, the press, education, religion, war (it’s easy) and peace (it’s hard)  - and the future.  In experiencing the past, much of the present was foreseen in the Black Book, including terrorism and the consequences of unsustainable levels of debt and a “financialized” economy – the rise of China in the life cycle of nations and empires. The Black Book became a metaphor for American politics idealized and realized, beckoning others to carry on by recovering  American values it records. It is rich in the humor which enlivened American politics and often reflected a healthy skepticism toward politics – but never cynicism.

Official and Confidential
The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover
By Anthony Summers
By Tony Smith
Hijacking America Under the Threat of Bankruptcy
By John F. McManus
Dope, Inc.
Britain’s Opium War Against the U.S.
By a US Labor Party Investigating Team
The Road to Revolution
By Theodore J. Kaczynski
With Afterwords by David Skrbina and Patrick Barriot
Ripped by: TOTAL FREEDOM, 2009
When Technology Fails
By Matthew Stein
Is it not already too late if one waits until one is thirsty to begin digging a well?
-Chinese Proverb
B.R.A.C. Sling
Rife Energy Medicine
There are many diseases pronounced "incurable" by allopathic medicine that are being cured in many parts of the world.  We will present articles that describe and explain the basic principles of "vibrational medicine" based on Dr. Royal Rife's work and our ultra-sound technology. This is applicable to all microbial-based illnesses, i.e. bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, protozoa, and other pathogens.  If you are sick or know someone who is, this could be life-saving.
Are Plants Intelligent: Stuff They Don't Want You to Know
Plant Neurobiology
We've all heard stories of plants responding to positive attention from humans, and botanists have discovered amazing behavior in some plant species -- but what could it mean? Tune in to learn why a botanist in Italy believes plants may be intelligent.
More Information:
Laboratorio Internazionale di Neurobiologia Vegetale
Source Organic
The premier resource for organic fresh produce from around the globe
Fresh Plaza: Global Fresh Produce and Banana News
India: Almonds give rise to male performance
Recent research findings, as reported by the Times of India, seem to confirm what practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine have suggested all along - that certain foods can boost male prowess. Notably, almonds seem to be very good at improving male virility, as do beans.
The reasons for this are the presence of an amino acid called arginine which, in a more subtle way, works like modern medicines such as Viagra and Cialis, by relaxing the blood vessels and improving blood circulation.
[Note: Avoid all U.S. almonds that are irradiated ~Lark]
The Dark Side of Wheat
Antibody Theory: The Fatal Flaw In The Vaccination Agenda?
The Healer's Grail
“Life is electrical. A new medicine and a new Earth will arise from this premise!”
- Capt. Randall
[Guest Writer, Capt. Randall, is the author of Forbidden Healing, The Curiously Simple Solution To Disease]

WE have all been alive since the first spark in the beginning, carrying the flame of life through the epochs and are of the primordial mother cell, all of us. The oneness of all living is exceeded only by the fact we are all (one) matter, born of the original energy that blasted the worlds into existence. You are me, the rock, the ocean and the galaxy. I'd say EVERYTHING is pretty closely related.
The molecules that surround us are the same ones that construct our bodies and perpetuate life out of air, water and soil. These molecules may be packed with electrons or hungry for some, and this determines their behavior and associations (redox). Electrons themselves capture the power of photons and radiant heat from the Sun as the common currency of energy. Have-not molecules seek out those that have, and take them or share, and in sharing become larger. Large enough to build cells, large enough to build DNA and carry information and large enough to generate magnetic fields and... consciousness.
It stands to reason that if molecules build cells and our bodies, that they must be of the correct elemental type and charge...and be capable of performing the business of cells, the biochemistry of life. Just as Dr. Frankenstein infused his monster with gobs of electricity, we must quantitatively supply electrons to the body we live in and its cells must generate more. When through inappropriate nutrition or charge-robbing toxins and toxic thoughts our actual measurable voltage drops, our molecules begin to act erratically, cells refuse oxygen, immune systems grow weak and DNA malfunctions. Unchecked, this condition spirals down into disease, YES, MOST ALL DISEASE.
NextWorld TV
The Miracle of Coconut Oil
What is in coconut oil and why is it so powerful?
Coconut oil contains three medium chain fatty acids, lauric, caprylic, and myristic acid. The dominant one is lauric acid, which has potent anti-viral activity, and is in human breast milk. The human body converts lauric acid to a derivative called monolaurin (which can be purchased as a supplement) which is THE substance that protects infants from viral, bacterial, protozoal and other infections. Research done in the early 1980s showed that monolaurin also had a virucidal effect on RNA and DNA viruses, as well as bacteria, yeast and fungi.
Many emerging schools of research today posit that cancer and many other illnesses are fungal based, so maybe that is why coconut oil protects against cancer.
Front Matter: Probiotics and Health Claims
Edited by Wolfgang Kneifel and Seppo Salminen
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