Friday, July 13, 2012

agitprop 3

Jerry Kirk [of The Gathering Offering on RBN] and Peter Neise present remedial prescriptions… for agitprop.

You Are A Human Animal - Mickey Mouse Club
Portrait of Walt Disney, 1 January 1954 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Walt Disney: “You are a human animal!”
By Alfred Adask
TV: Mind Control Programming
Is Dangerous To Your Health
By The Health Coach

Money & Life trailer
By Katie Teague

Also: rapproachment


    A reestablishing of cordial relations, as between two countries.
    The state of reconciliation or of cordial relations.

[French, from rapprocher, to bring together : re-, re- + approcher, to approach (from Old French aprochier; see approach).]

In international relations, a rapprochement, which comes from the French word rapprocher ("to bring together"), is a re-establishment of cordial relations, as between two countries. In the political scene of an individual country rapprochement means the bringing together of diverse political factions as, for example, during metapolitefsi in Greece. Other examples of its use are the mending of relations between the United States under Richard Nixon and the People's Republic of China from 1972 onwards. Additionally, the period known as détente or 'relaxation' between the United States and the Soviet Union during the 1970s was a time of rapprochement.

Rapprochement also refers to a human developmental milestone usually occurring between 15 to 24 months. The child moves away from and then returns to the mother for reassurance (Mahler).
In the Jointness type of object relation the individuals (children and adults) jointly determine the extent of rapprochement between themselves, while each of them is sensorily attentive to the strangeness and the separateness that the other represents for him.

An act of throwing someone or something out of a window

[From DE- + Latin fenestra, window]

Defenestration is the act of throwing someone or something out of a window. The term was coined around the time of an incident in Prague Castle in the year 1618. The word comes from the Latin de- (down or away from) and fenestra (window or opening). Likewise, it can also refer to the condition of being thrown out of a window, as in The Defenestration of Ermintrude Inch.
The act of defenestration connotes the forcible or peremptory removal of an adversary, and the term is sometimes used in just that sense; it also suggests breaking the windows in the process (de- also means removal). Although, defenestrations can be fatal due to the height of the window through which a person is thrown or throws oneself or due to lacerations from broken glass, the act of defenestration need not carry the intent or result of death.

Origin of the term

The term originates from two incidents in history, both occurring in Prague. In 1419, seven town officials were thrown from the Town Hall, precipitating the Hussite War. In 1618, two Imperial governors and their secretary were tossed from Prague Castle, sparking the Thirty Years War. These incidents, particularly in 1618, were referred to as the Defenestrations of Prague and gave rise to the term and the concept.

Notable defenestrations in history
See also: Category: Deaths by defenestration

Historically, the word defenestration was used to refer to an act of political dissent. Notably, the Defenestrations of Prague in 1419 and 1618 helped to trigger prolonged conflict within Bohemia and beyond. It is said that some Catholics ascribed the survival of those defenestrated at Prague Castle in 1618 to divine intervention.
Other notable events in Prague's history include the defenestration of the Old-Town portreeve along with the bodies of seven murdered New-Town aldermen in 1483, and the death in 1948 of politician Jan Masaryk, whose body was found in the courtyard of the Foreign Ministry, below his bathroom window. A 2004 police investigation into his death concluded that, contrary to the initial ruling, he did not commit suicide, but was defenestrated, most likely by Czechoslovak Communists and their Soviet NKVD advisers for opposing the February 1948 Communist putsch.

The Abuse Syndrome – learned helplessness in the face of global oppression

You think we live in a functioning democracy? You think you’re a powerful actor in a sea of democratic choice? Think again. According to this psychologist we are nations of people broken by a socialization process that teaches passivity, fear of authority, and a-social competition, a medical process that applies chemical straitjackets to the emotional sequelea of oppression, and a psychological establishment that pathologizes children who refuse to conform.

Can people become so broken that truths of how they are being screwed do not “set them free” but instead further demoralize them? Has such a demoralization happened in the United States?
Do some totalitarians actually want us to hear how we have been screwed because they know that humiliating passivity in the face of obvious oppression will demoralize us even further?
What forces have created a demoralized, passive, dis-couraged U.S. population?
Can anything be done to turn this around?
Can people become so broken that truths of how they are being screwed do not “set them free” but instead further demoralize them?
Yes. It is called the “abuse syndrome.” How do abusive pimps, spouses, bosses, corporations, and governments stay in control? They shove lies, emotional and physical abuses, and injustices in their victims’ faces, and when victims are afraid to exit from these relationships, they get weaker. So the abuser then makes their victims eat even more lies, abuses, and injustices, resulting in victims even weaker as they remain in these relationships.
Does knowing the truth of their abuse set people free when they are deep in these abuse syndromes?
No. For victims of the abuse syndrome, the truth of their passive submission to humiliating oppression is more than embarrassing; it can feel shameful — and there is nothing more painful than shame. When one already feels beaten down and demoralized, the likely response to the pain of shame is not constructive action, but more attempts to shut down or divert oneself from this pain. It is not likely that the truth of one’s humiliating oppression is going to energize one to constructive actions.
Has such a demoralization happened in the U.S.?
In the United States, 47 million people are without health insurance, and many millions more are underinsured or a job layoff away from losing their coverage. But despite the current sellout by their elected officials to the insurance industry, there is no outpouring of millions of U.S. citizens on the streets of Washington, D.C., protesting this betrayal.
Polls show that the majority of Americans oppose U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as the taxpayer bailout of the financial industry, yet only a handful of U.S. citizens have protested these circumstances.
Remember the 2000 U.S. presidential election? That’s the one in which Al Gore received 500,000 more votes than George W. Bush. That’s also the one that the Florida Supreme Court’s order for a recount of the disputed Florida vote was overruled by the U.S. Supreme Court in a politicized 5-4 decision, of which dissenting Justice John Paul Stevens remarked: “Although we may never know with complete certainty the identity of the winner of this year’s presidential election, the identity of the loser is perfectly clear. It is the nation’s confidence in the judge as an impartial guardian of the rule of law.” Yet, even this provoked few demonstrators.
When people become broken, they cannot act on truths of injustice. Furthermore, when people have become broken, more truths about how they have been victimized can lead to shame about how they have allowed it. And shame, like fear, is one more way we become even more psychologically broken.
U.S. citizens do not actively protest obvious injustices for the same reasons that people cannot leave their abusive spouses: They feel helpless to effect change. The more we don’t act, the weaker we get. And ultimately to deal with the painful humiliation over inaction in the face of an oppressor, we move to shut-down mode and use escape strategies such as depression, substance abuse, and other diversions, which further keep us from acting. This is the vicious cycle of all abuse syndromes.
Do some totalitarians actually want us to hear how we have been screwed because they know that humiliating passivity in the face of obvious oppression will demoralize us even further?
Shortly before the 2000 U.S. presidential election, millions of Americans saw a clip of George W. Bush joking to a wealthy group of people, “What a crowd tonight: the haves and the haves-more. Some people call you the elite; I call you my base.” Yet, even with these kind of inflammatory remarks, the tens of millions of U.S. citizens who had come to despise Bush and his arrogance remained passive in the face of the 2000 non-democratic presidential elections.

Perhaps the “political genius” of the Bush-Cheney regime was in their full realization that Americans were so broken that the regime could get away with damn near anything. And the more people did nothing about the boot slamming on their faces, the weaker people became.
What forces have created a demoralized, passive, dis-couraged U.S. population?
The U.S. government-corporate partnership has used its share of guns and terror to break Native Americans, labor union organizers, and other dissidents and activists. But today, most U.S. citizens are broken by financial fears. There is potential legal debt if we speak out against a powerful authority, and all kinds of other debt if we do not comply on the job. Young people are broken by college-loan debts and fear of having no health insurance.
The U.S. population is increasingly broken by the social isolation created by corporate-governmental policies. A 2006 American Sociological Review study (“Social Isolation in America: Changes in Core Discussion Networks over Two Decades”) reported that, in 2004, 25 percent of Americans did not have a single confidant. (In 1985, 10 percent of Americans reported not having a single confidant.) Sociologist Robert Putnam, in his 2000 book, Bowling Alone, describes how social connectedness is disappearing in virtually every aspect of U.S. life. For example, there has been a significant decrease in face-to-face contact with neighbors and friends due to suburbanization, commuting, electronic entertainment, time and money pressures and other variables created by governmental-corporate policies. And union activities and other formal or informal ways that people give each other the support necessary to resist oppression have also decreased.
We are also broken by a corporate-government partnership that has rendered most of us out of control when it comes to the basic necessities of life, including our food supply. And we, like many other people in the world, are broken by socializing institutions that alienate us from our basic humanity. A few examples:
Schools and Universities: Do most schools teach young people to be action-oriented — or to be passive? Do most schools teach young people that they can affect their surroundings — or not to bother? Do schools provide examples of democratic institutions — or examples of authoritarian ones?
A long list of school critics from Henry David Thoreau to John Dewey, John Holt, Paul Goodman, Jonathan Kozol, Alfie Kohn, Ivan Illich, and John Taylor Gatto have pointed out that a school is nothing less than a miniature society: what young people experience in schools is the chief means of creating our future society. Schools are routinely places where kids — through fear — learn to comply to authorities for whom they often have no respect, and to regurgitate material they often find meaningless. These are great ways of breaking someone.
[ad#article]Today, U.S. colleges and universities have increasingly become places where young people are merely acquiring degree credentials — badges of compliance for corporate employers — in exchange for learning to accept bureaucratic domination and enslaving debt.
Mental Health Institutions: Aldous Huxley predicted today’s pharmaceutical societyl “[I]t seems to me perfectly in the cards,” he said, “that there will be within the next generation or so a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude.”
Today, increasing numbers of people in the U.S. who do not comply with authority are being diagnosed with mental illnesses and medicated with psychiatric drugs that make them less pained about their boredom, resentments, and other negative emotions, thus rendering them more compliant and manageable.
Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is an increasingly popular diagnosis for children and teenagers. The official symptoms of ODD include, “often actively defies or refuses to comply with adult requests or rules,” and “often argues with adults.” An even more common reaction to oppressive authorities than the overt defiance of ODD is some type of passive defiance — for example, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Studies show that virtually all children diagnosed with ADHD will pay attention to activities that they actually enjoy or that they have chosen. In other words, when ADHD-labeled kids are having a good time and in control, the “disease” goes away!
When human beings feel too terrified and broken to actively protest, they may stage a “passive-aggressive revolution” by simply getting depressed, staying drunk, and not doing anything — this is one reason why the Soviet empire crumbled. However, the diseasing/medicalizing of rebellion and drug “treatments” have weakened the power of even this passive-aggressive revolution.
Television: In his book Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television (1978), Jerry Mander (after reviewing totalitarian critics such as George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, Jacques Ellul, and Ivan Illich) compiled a list of the “Eight Ideal Conditions for the Flowering of Autocracy.”
Mander claimed that television helps create all eight conditions for breaking a population. Television, he explained, (1) occupies people so that they don’t know themselves — and what a human being is; (2) separates people from one another; (3) creates sensory deprivation; (4) occupies the mind and fills the brain with prearranged experience and thought; (5) encourages drug use to dampen dissatisfaction (while TV itself produces a drug-like effect, this was compounded in 1997 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration relaxing the rules of prescription-drug advertising); (6) centralizes knowledge and information; (7) eliminates or “museumize” other cultures to eliminate comparisons; and (8) redefines happiness and the meaning of life.
Commericalism of Damn Near Everything: While spirituality, music, and cinema can be revolutionary forces, the gross commercialization of all of these has deadened their capacity to energize rebellion. So now, damn near everything – not just organized religion — has become “opiates of the masses.”
The primary societal role of U.S. citizens is no longer that of “citizen” but that of “consumer.” While citizens know that buying and selling within community strengthens that community and that this strengthens democracy, consumers care only about the best deal. While citizens understand that dependency on an impersonal creditor is a kind of slavery, consumers get excited with credit cards that offer a temporarily low APR.
Consumerism breaks people by devaluing human connectedness, socializing self-absorption, obliterating self-reliance, alienating people from normal human emotional reactions, and by selling the idea that purchased products — not themselves and their community — are their salvation.
Can anything be done to turn this around?
When people get caught up in humiliating abuse syndromes, more truths about their oppressive humiliations don’t set them free. What sets them free is morale.
What gives people morale? Encouragement. Small victories. Models of courageous behaviors. And anything that helps them break out of the vicious cycle of pain, shut down, immobilization, shame over immobilization, more pain, and more shut down.
The last people I would turn to for help in remobilizing a demoralized population are mental health professionals — at least those who have not rebelled against their professional socialization. Much of the craft of relighting the pilot light requires talents that mental health professionals simply are not selected for nor are they trained in. Specifically, the talents required are a fearlessness around image, spontaneity, and definitely anti-authoritarianism. But these are not the traits that medical schools or graduate schools select for or encourage.
Mental health professionals’ focus on symptoms and feelings often create patients who take themselves and their moods far too seriously. In contrast, people talented in the craft of maintaining morale resist this kind of self-absorption. For example, in the question-and-answer session that followed a Noam Chomsky talk (reported in Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky, 2002), a somewhat demoralized man in the audience asked Chomsky if he too ever went through a phase of hopelessness. Chomsky responded, “Yeah, every evening . . .”
If you want to feel hopeless, there are a lot of things you could feel hopeless about. If you want to sort of work out objectively what’s the chance that the human species will survive for another century, probably not very high. But I mean, what’s the point? . . . First of all, those predictions don’t mean anything — they’re more just a reflection of your mood or your personality than anything else. And if you act on that assumption, then you’re guaranteeing that’ll happen. If you act on the assumption that things can change, well, maybe they will. Okay, the only rational choice, given those alternatives, is to forget pessimism.”
A major component of the craft of maintaining morale is not taking the advertised reality too seriously. In the early 1960s, when the overwhelming majority in the U.S. supported military intervention in Vietnam, Chomsky was one of a minority of U.S. citizens actively opposing it. Looking back at this era, Chomsky reflected, “When I got involved in the anti-Vietnam War movement, it seemed to me impossible that we would ever have any effect. . . So looking back, I think my evaluation of the ‘hope’ was much too pessimistic: it was based on a complete misunderstanding. I was sort of believing what I read.”
An elitist assumption is that people don’t change because they are either ignorant of their problems or ignorant of solutions. Elitist “helpers” think they have done something useful by informing overweight people that they are obese and that they must reduce their caloric intake and increase exercise. An elitist who has never been broken by his or her circumstances does not know that people who have become demoralized do not need analyses and pontifications. Rather the immobilized need a shot of morale.
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About the Author: I'm a sociologist at Athabasca University where I coordinate,amongst other things, the introductory sociology courses (Sociology I and Sociology II). FYI I did my dissertation in the political economy of scholarly communication (you can read it if you want). It's not that bad. My current interests lie in the area of scholarly communication and pedagogy, the sociology of spirituality and religion, consciousness research, entheogens, inequality and stratification, and the revolutionary potential of authentic spirituality. The Socjourn is my pet project. It started as the Electronic Journal of Sociology but after watching our social elites systematically dismantle the potential of eJournals to alter the politics and economies of scholarly communication, I decided I'd try something a little different. That something is The Socjourn, a initiative that bends the rules of scholarly communication and pedagogy by disregarding academic ego and smashing down the walls that divide our little Ivory Tower world from the rest of humanity. If you are a sociologist or a sociology student and you have a burning desire to engage in a little institutional demolition by perhaps writing for the Socjourn, contact me. If you are a graduate student and you have some ideas that you think I might find interesting, contact me. I supervise graduate students through Athabasca Universities MAIS program.
Mind Control Moves into Battle

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Thirty Years' War (1618–1648)

The Thirty Years' War was one of the greatest and longest armed contests of the early modern period. Some historians have argued that it was a series of separate wars that happened to overlap in time and space rather than one coherent sequence of military campaigns in which a clearly defined set of issues was at stake throughout. If one looks at the Thirty Years' War in a European context, there is some truth in this argument. However, in central Europe, in particular in the Holy Roman Empire, the military and political events of the thirty years between the defenestration of Prague in May 1618 and the signing of the Westphalian peace treaties in October 1648 formed one continuous conflict and were in fact already perceived as such by most contemporaries.
For the outbreak of the war the deepening crisis of the Holy Roman Empire was of crucial importance. The crisis had a constitutional and political as well as a religious dimension. The emperor's prerogatives had never been clearly defined; a ruler who knew how to exploit his considerable informal powers of patronage could enjoy a great deal of authority, but a weak monarch could easily be reduced to a mere figurehead. This was very much Rudolf II's (ruled 1576–1612) fate during the last decade of his reign. The aging emperor, who was increasingly mentally unstable, was distrusted by both Catholics and Protestants. Moreover, he had managed to antagonize his own family. The power vacuum created by the collapse of his authority enabled ambitious princes such as Maximilian I, the duke of Bavaria, or Frederick V, the elector palatine, to pursue their own agenda. Their attempts to exploit the simmering religious conflict in Germany, which found its expression in the foundation of the Protestant Union, led by the Palatinate, in 1608 and the Catholic League (Liga), led by Bavaria, in 1609, were bound to undermine peace and stability. Germany had in the past been largely spared the horrors of religious warfare, thanks to the Religious Peace of Augsburg (1555). However, many problems had been left unresolved in 1555, such as the status of the ecclesiastical principalities that were ruled by Protestant prince-bishops, and of ecclesiastical property confiscated and secularized after 1555. The status of the Calvinists, who almost all Catholics and many Lutherans wanted to exclude from the benefits of the peace settlement as heretics, was also controversial. Initially the Imperial Chamber Court (Reichskammergericht) —one of the two highest law courts in Germany—had managed to settle disputes between the religious antagonists, but from the 1580s onward it became increasingly paralyzed, and the Imperial Diet (Reichstag) equally failed to provide a forum for compromise. The confessionalization of politics, culture, and society in the later sixteenth century had in fact created a climate of all-pervasive distrust that made such a compromise almost impossible. The enthusiastic adherents of both Counter-Reformation Catholicism and the eschatological worldview that most Calvinists and some Lutherans subscribed to saw the outbreak of armed conflict in the long run as both inevitable and even to some extent desirable.
{Read more at link above…}
The Electric Meme
A New Theory of How We Think
By Robert Aunger

Book Description

From biology to culture to the new new economy, the buzzword on everyone's lips is "meme." How do animals learn things? How does human culture evolve? How does viral marketing work? The answer to these disparate questions and even to what is the nature of thought itself is, simply, the meme. For decades researchers have been convinced that memes were The Next Big Thing for the understanding of society and ourselves. But no one has so far been able to define what they are. Until now.
Here, for the first time, Robert Aunger outlines what a meme physically is, how memes originated, how they developed, and how they have made our brains into their survival systems. They are thoughts. They are parasites. They are in control. A meme is a distinct pattern of electrical charges in a node in our brains that reproduces a thousand times faster than a bacterium. Memes have found ways to leap from one brain to another. A number of them are being replicated in your brain as you read this paragraph.
In 1976 the biologist Richard Dawkins suggested that all animals -- including humans -- are puppets and that genes hold the strings. That is, we are robots serving as life support for the genes that control us. And all they want to do is replicate themselves. But then, we do lots of things that don't seem to help genes replicate. We decide not to have children, we waste our time doing dangerous things like mountain climbing, or boring things like reading, or stupid things like smoking that don't seem to help genes get copied into the next generation. We do all sorts of cultural things for reasons that don't seem to have anything to do with genes. Fashions in sports, books, clothes, ideas, politics, lifestyles come and go and give our lives meaning, so how can we be gene robots?
Dawkins recognized that something else was going on. We communicate with one another and we get ideas, and these ideas seem to have a life of their own. Maybe there was something called memes that were like thought genes. Maybe our bodies were gene robots and our minds were meme robots. That would mean that what we think is not the result of our own creativity, but rather the result of the evolutionary flow of memes as they wash through us.
What is the biological reality of an idea with a life of its own? What is a thought gene? It's a meme. And no one before Robert Aunger has established what it physically must be. This elegant, paradigm-shifting analysis identifies how memes replicate in our brains, how they evolved, and how they use artifacts like books and photographs and advertisements to get from one brain to another. Destined to inflame arguments about free will, open doors to new ways of sharing our thoughts, and provide a revolutionary explanation of consciousness, The Electric Meme will change the way each of us thinks about our minds, our cultures, and our daily choices.

The Field
The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe
By Lynne McTaggart


A book which gives scientific proof of the paranormal. Psychic activity, remote viewing, the power of prayer and homeopathy are all discussed in this book which The Ecologist called 'one of the most thought-provoking reads of the year', and which has already gained an almost cult following. Sales Handles: * A highly readable scientific detective story which reveals how 'the Field' a vast cobweb of energy connecting everything in the universe, past and present, is responsible for many of the most profound human mysteries How psychics can read the future and the past; how remote viewing works -- and how such techniques have been used by the CIA; how energy healing works; why homeopathy works and all sorts of other mysteries are explored by the frontier scientists Lynne McTaggart has interviewed.

Fanatic For Jesus
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G. Edward Griffin Interview Of Yuri Bezmenov
Mass Resistance
The citizens of Massachusetts have had enough! End judicial tyranny, homosexual "marriage", and homosexual activist recruitment of our children in the public schools! Preserve our Judeo-Christian heritage, the Culture of Life, and free speech! CAUTION: We deal openly and graphically with the Culture of Death. R-rated subject matter. (They produce it, we report it.)

Media blackout biggest protest the world has ever seen in Mexico!

National Endowment for Democracy 

Channeling Reality
"Battle of Ideas and Systems"
Keith Payne: AFPC Speech March 10, 2008
John Stadtmiller's historic show
John talks to Peter Neise about the creation of the world’s biggest trust, as in the Federal Reserve System, in 1913 and the bankruptcy of the USA in 1933.
NOTE: This is a historic show! 4-13-12
Please pass it around to everybody who is still under the impression we are free, and elections matter!
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Rigor, Relevance and Relationships, The New 3R’s to Get to a Caring Economics

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The Jewish Chronicle

By Rabbi Julian Sinclair
Freier is a key concept in understanding Israeli society and psyche. It is best translated as mug or sucker. The freier is the one who waits patiently in line at the supermarket and would not dream of leaving his trolley to zip around the aisles for the last few vital items.
The freier in the army is the one who asks the "she'elat kitbag" (kitbag question, another crucial term; the sergeant orders everyone to run three times around the base, to which the freier queries innocently, "Is that with or without our kitbags?").
There is some argument about the precise origin of the expression. One theory is that it comes from freier in German and Yiddish, a bachelor or suitor, but also came to mean a prostitute's client. Wikipedia suggests that it comes from freiherr, gentleman or minor nobility in German. This reflects the perception that the German immigrants to Israel were fastidious about keeping the rules, and so most likely to be made freiers.
In politics, freier is used to deride the policy of giving land, money and guns to the Palestinians while receiving nothing but Kassam rockets fired on Israeli towns in return. After the Annapolis meeting, bumper stickers appeared reading "Peace, yes; Freiers, no!"
Some English-speaking immigrants in Israel take pride in being called freiers. We may have arrived too late to drain the swamps, but our contribution to Zionism is to show that you can still make it here without pushing in post office queues.

Thou shalt not be a freier

It doesn't just seem that the term freier (sucker), or more exactly - the abysmal fear of being a freier - is a completely Israeli matter.

It doesn't just seem that the term freier (sucker), or more exactly - the abysmal fear of being a freier - is a completely Israeli matter. Several local researchers have investigated the Israeli institution of "the non-freier" in depth. One of them, Dr. Linda-Renee Bloch of Bar-Ilan University, explains that the term, which has Germanic roots, exists in other languages, including Russian, German, Polish and Romanian. But in some of them, its meaning is completely different. Even in other places where it describes someone whom others can easily fool, the concept of freier is not a cultural symbol like it is in Israel. Even the English word "sucker" doesn't play as central a role. During her research, Bloch collected more than 1,000 articles that mention being a freier. In Haaretz alone, the word has appeared more than 1,000 times in the last decade.

Identify the speaker of the following quote:

"It's shocking to hear boastful and haughty words like: 'Laws are meant to be circumvented.' How many times have we heard people who've returned from trips abroad, who make fun of the citizens of the countries they visited, because they act like nerds: They stand in line, they make sure to pay. They look at these citizens as freiers. They're not the freiers, we're the freiers. I searched but didn't find, Mr. Speaker, a linguistic parallel in any language to the Israeli term 'freier.'"
The speaker was then-prime minister Ariel Sharon, at the Knesset in May 2001, discussing the collapse of the Versailles wedding hall in Jerusalem, which killed 23 people.
"'Don't be a freier' is practically the 11th commandment of the Israeli," wrote Haaretz's Benny Ziffer in 2006. How has such a great fear of being a freier developed in Israel, of all places? Bloch explains that this is due, among other reasons, to a desire to be free of the image of the Jew in exile. She says there are five attributes of Israeli character that come together to create the culture of "just don't be a freier": a particularly strong ego and sense of honor, avoidance of law and rules, individualism without responsibility, competition and machismo. There are some people, she adds, who are prepared to kill in order not to come out as freiers. She cites examples of murders for purely negligible reasons, like a fight over dogs or an argument over a lounge chair on the beach.
Bloch thinks it's no coincidence that the word "freier" has remained in the realm of slang rather than becoming an official Hebrew word. She believes the term has been pushed to the sidelines, which allows people to "ignore its malignant implications."
Eran Gur, one of Bloch's students, sent a letter to the Academy of the Hebrew Language at the beginning of this month, writing: "Greetings, Academy of Language. I would like to know why the word 'freier' or 'frier,' a word widely used on a day-to-day basis ... does not merit a mention at the Academy of Language, and has not become part of the Hebrew language."
Keren Dubnov wrote on behalf of the academy that "the word 'freier' is slang borrowed from Yiddish, and is not suitable in cases other than spoken speech."
Bloch first realized that importance of the term in Israeli consciousness when she began researching American immigrants and discovered that the word appeared repeatedly in her interviews with them.
"The immigrants think that they're seen by the Israelis as freiers, and they carry that mark with a certain pride," she notes. "They're prepared to be freiers to show that there's no need to push, that there's no need to honk, that there's no need to cheat on your taxes. After all, they can't be pioneers like in the olden days, so being freiers is their contribution."
The newspaper Shiluv (Integration), which was published in English by the Immigrant Absorption Ministry in 2002, explained to immigrant parents that in order for their children to function at school and in the army, they should not to be too sensitive. The children have to learn not to be freiers, it said, adding: You might find that they become more assertive and less polite than you would have hoped.
The Los Angeles Times reported in 1997 that the fear of being a sucker plays a role in every element of life, from performing the most routine task to making peace between countries.
Does the freier ideology really influence Israeli policies related to peace and war? It appears so. Thus, for instance, then-prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu told students at a Ma'aleh Adumim school in 1998: "We are not freiers. We don't give without receiving."
The desire not to be a freier is also one of the reasons that people who get entangled in serious scandals in Israel are prepared to accept any humiliation, as long as they get to stay in their seats a little while longer.
"Resigning is taking responsibility," says Bloch. "It's similar to apologizing, and these are 'freier' behaviors - especially if you can assign the responsibility to someone else, the 'freier on duty.'"
Who were or are the big freiers of Israeli politics? Yitzhak Rabin, who resigned after the bank scandal? Benny Begin, who resigned and disappeared from public life just because he lost the elections and discovered he had no public support for his views? By contrast, it seems that choosing the anti-freier of all time will be far easier. President Moshe Katsav appears to have no real competition in this category, both because of the nature of the allegations against him and because of his determination to remain at the scene of the alleged crime.
{Note: Be sure to read the comments at the above link ~Lark}

Henry Makow
Criticism of Israel Not Kosher!
Veterans Today
Happy Birthday, Agent Smith

“What happened to my life and to my mother’s life from that point on belongs in the annals of James Bond meets The Bates Motel.”

By Janet Phelan

(July 7, 2010) – Today is the birthday of someone you have probably never heard of. The name he goes by—Jack Smith—is as humdrum and unremarkable as is his stated profession—a color corrector at a digital imaging company in Los Angeles, IMAGIC.
Smith lives in a two story condo on a quiet street in W. Hollywood at 7911 W. Norton. It is an attractive, older Spanish-type building. At last report, he was driving an older Taurus. But Smith is hardly your everyday techie. Smith is in reality an agent for one of the alphabet soup intelligence agencies and his job at IMAGIC, which according to a Department of Defense source, handles DOD projects, is only one of his professions. He also sets people up to be killed.
I was first approached by Jack Smith back in October of 2000, when he answered my personal ad which ran in the LA Weekly. I was forty eight, divorced and looking for something really special. What I didn’t expect was for a killer to show up on my doorstep.

Ron Paul and Rand Paul's 'Technology Revolution' Isn't Revolutionary. Neither Is Internet Freedom.

By James Poulos

There’s a new manifesto in town. Ron and Rand Paul are the proud new supporters of the Campaign for Liberty’s “The Technology Revolution,” a document designed to help move the Pauls and their agenda more than a few clicks away from the bricks-and-mortar world of the Fed and into a more expansive — and popular — domain.
That’s a savvy move, even though the criticism leveled at the manifesto isn’t unfair. The critics might be forgiven for expecting ideological purity from Team Paul on all things internet, but the reality of the realm where tech and government meet is daunting enough that even the Pauls’s sweeping propositions have a modest flavor. The politics expressed in “The Technology Revolution” is far more prudential than it appears.
In fact, the most misleading thing about the manifesto is its revolutionary language. The internet may continue to be a revolutionary technological development. But even the most powerful sea changes in the mechanics of everyday life may do little more than just refine our perspective on what remain durably fixed ideas and ideals. Internet freedom is not different in kind from meatspace freedom. Like it or not, it’s fitting that Ron and Rand Paul’s take on the politics and policy of the ‘net accepts more than a little of the current, government-created regulatory environment. Taking a vigilant, principled stand against new regulation alone is of such great importance that no one — not even a libertarian crusader and his Senator son — should be expected to dilute this mission by riding off in the other direction, toward a reform of current regulations that were present at the creation of the telecom world we live in.
In short, as I put it not long ago, telecom embarrassingly reveals that, in at least some huge sectors of the economy, we’re stuck with crony capitalism:

    The fact of the matter is that we’re hardwired into a national information system that is just about completely dependent on big government and the military-industrial complex, which are now tightly woven together technologically. For issues that arise under these circumstances, the influence of money on politics is a side note. The big telecom companies ‘get away with’ overcharging relative to the theoretical alternatives because they’re alternatives only in theory. [...] Because government is hardwired into our tech infrastructure, crony-like and cartel-like arrangements with a handful of big corporate players are inevitable. They’re just as baked into the cake.

The good news, I’ve argued, is that markets can move on from these disappointing facts of life. But they won’t be able to do so if the foes the Pauls identify in their manifesto have their way. Is it hypocrisy to choose to array a liberty coalition against new regulations while bracketing what’s baked in the cake? Not at all. Is it revolutionary? It’s better to call it counter-revolutionary!
To be sure, the drafters of “The Technology Revolution” complicate things with their rhetoric. Tech geniuses may have created “new markets in ways never before imagined in human history,” but the internet is not “the single greatest catalyst in history for individual liberty and free markets.” (That distinction still goes to the Protestant Reformation.)
And, with the end of unlimited data plans nigh — thanks, government spectrum hogs — someone will have to turn their attention to the way regulatory sins present at the creation of the telecom industry are causing problematic new arrangements to be promulgated today. But there’s little indication that Ron and Rand’s approach to the whole matter of internet freedom is worse than any other available approach. Despite its purple prose, it’s a fundamentally conservative document — not in the sense that it supports greed-headed monopolies and cartels, but in the sense that it treats policy innovation as more an enemy of human innovation than a friend. That’s not an excuse to stand pat as yesterday’s regulatory environment continues to give rise to more complex and more restrictive rules about how Americans and other humans can utilize telecommunications. But it is a legitimate place to start — and, perhaps, the only place to start.


Tunguska, Tesla and technosis
Nikola Tesla had a plan to light up the whole Atlantic Ocean
with a dim glow so ships wouldn't crash into each other in the dark.

By John Kaminski

Technosis, first cousin to psychosis, is the mental disease caused by thinking every question in life can be answered by technology.
Tesla, of course, was the forgotten genius whose inventions were developed into most of the electrical appliances we know today. But Tesla also brought something into the world that was so dark, so powerful, that the powers that be have kept it under lock and key ever since.
Tunguska, a vast expanse of virgin forest in central Siberia, was the site of a mysterious planet-shaking explosion in 1908 that was never satisfactorily explained. Variously described as a meteor or an alien spacecraft exploding over Russia, Oliver Nichelson writes convincingly that a desperate Nikola Tesla likely caused this event with a "death ray" launched from his laboratory on Long Island.
Which takes us back to technosis: the reliance upon technology to cure our every ill without a second thought as to its impact on all life itself.
Like the international drug cartel or the wacko sex habits of Washington politicians, Tesla's energy implications are never discussed in the mainstream public except as some trivial curio for conspiracy theorists.
The growing contemporary awareness of Serbian inventor Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) rests on the legend of his Wardenclyffe laboratory that went to ruins after J.P. Morgan cut off funding for his project to provide free electricity for everyone on Earth.
Speculation on this matter leads to the epiphany that all the wars of the 20th century were unnecessarily conducted by men who valued the continuing sale of oil and petrochemicals more than they did the contentment of every living human. Consequently, they bear the guilt for the many million deaths accrued in constant wars over control of oil fields — it rests on the heads of those who stifled Tesla's ideas.
The dark side of Tesla's knowledge was removed for safekeeping by the intelligence agencies when they killed the lonely and abandoned old inventor in a New York hotel room in 1943 and took all his papers for further study.
From this Pandora's box of cutting edge science came the silent weapons for quiet wars. These have produced a lifetime's worth of unanswered questions, such as:

• Are UFOs and crop circles produced in studios?
• Is HAARP based on Tesla principles?
• What about those sudden plane crashes, where the engine just shuts off?
• Freak storms? Strange sounds? Earthquakes and directed arc-lightning caused forest fires? Weather wars?

Nichelson writes:
An English engineer, J.H. Hamil, offered the American army plans for producing "an invisible ray capable of stopping airplanes and automobiles in midflight," invented by a German scientist. The ray device was said to have been used the previous summer to bring down French planes over Bavaria. Hamil noted, however, that "the fundamental work was done by Nikola Tesla in Colorado Springs about 30 years ago. He built a powerful electrical coil. It was found that the dynamos and other electrical apparatus of a Colorado fuel company within a 100 yards or so were all put out of business.
Hamil believed the Tesla coil scattered rays which short-circuited electrical machinery at close range. Laboratories all over the world, he added, were testing methods of stepping up the Tesla coil to produce its effects at greater distances. "Working on an entirely different principle," Hamil said, "the German scientist has succeeded in projecting and directing electrical power."
Nichelsen recounts the scene:
In the period from 1900 to 1910 Tesla's creative thrust was to establish his plan for wireless transmission of energy. Undercut by Marconi's accomplishment, beset by financial problems, and spurned by the scientific establishment, Tesla was in a desperate situation by mid-decade. The strain became too great by 1906-1907 and, according to Tesla biographers, he suffered an emotional collapse. In order to make a final effort to have his grand scheme recognized, he may have tried one high power test of his transmitter to show off its destructive potential. This would have been in 1908.
The Tunguska event took place on the morning of June 30th, 1908. An explosion estimated to be equivalent to 10-15 megatons of TNT flattened 500,000 acres of pine forest near the Stony Tunguska River in central Siberia. Whole herds of reindeer were destroyed. Several nomadic villages were reported to have vanished. The explosion was heard over a radius of 620 miles. When an expedition was made to the area in 1927 to find evidence of the meteorite presumed to have caused the blast, no impact crater was found. When the ground was drilled for pieces of nickel, iron, or stone, the main constituents of meteorites, none were found down to a depth of 118 feet.
Several explanations have been given for the Tunguska event. The officially accepted version is that a 100,000 ton fragment of Encke's Comet, composed mainly of dust and ice, entered the atmosphere at 62,000 mph, heated up, and exploded over the earth's surface creating a fireball and shock wave but no crater. Alternative explanations of the disaster include a renegade mini-black hole or an alien space ship crashing into the earth with the resulting release of energy.
In 1915, Tesla appeared to end the mystery, when he said,
It is perfectly practical to transmit electrical energy without wires and produce destructive effects at a distance. I have already constructed a wireless transmitter which makes this possible. ... But when unavoidable [it] may be used to destroy property and life. The art is already so far developed that the great destructive effects can be produced at any point on the globe, defined beforehand with great accuracy.
What mental patient, forever trapped in an asylum by antipsychotic medications that only take him further from himself, would be in as bad a situation as we are in, fighting wars that might well exterminate all humankind, over nuclear power and oil, two substances that never would have been used at all if Nikola Tesla had had his way?
And what incomprehensibly large bomb — created by the Frankenstein midwives of Tesla's original instructions —now stares at us coldly from the future, silently waiting to go off?

Tesla's Wireless Power Transmitter and the Tunguska Explosion of 1908

John Kaminski is a writer who lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida, constantly trying to figure out why we are destroying ourselves, and pinpointing a corrupt belief system as the engine of our demise. Solely dependent on contributions from readers, please support his work by mail: 250 N. McCall Rd. #2, Englewood FL 34223 USA.
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Libertarianism goes way beyond GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul; the movement is experiencing a rebirth, and represents a bloc of swing voters this fall 
The Libertarian Party was founded in the Vietnam War-era, but the political viewpoint goes back to Colonial America

Black's Law Dictionary Revealed as Hoax
Montreal, PQ (Reuters) - Sarah Medhurst (nee Black) shocked journalists and legal scholars at a press conference held at the Black family estate Monday when she revealed that Black's Law Dictionary, a highly regarded legal reference text, was originally written as a joke by her eccentric great grandfather Henry Campbell Black.
Medhurst appeared unapologetic, suggesting that the Black family had never tried very hard to keep it a secret. "Have any of you actually taken the time to read it?” she asked, flipping open the renowned text. “Look at page 840 for instance. 'John-a-Nokes'? Or how about page 347? 'Correality – the quality or state of being correal." She then cast a challenging look around the room.
Medhurst admitted that the entire Black family has participated in the century-long ruse, working together to generate content for the ever-expanding text. She credits her Uncle Bertrand with developing one of their most successful filler techniques: "We created more than 30 new entries just by using the word 'actual'. Actual agency - see agency. Actual allegiance - see allegiance. Actual authority - see authority. And on and on - you get the idea."
Medhurst admits that the family started to get lazy in later editions, at times resorting to stealing terms from other dictionaries. "I remember one time my brother pulled 'Le Roi' (literally: "the king") right out of his French-English dictionary to meet the deadline for the 5th edition while on a three-week ski trip in the French Alps." She claims the ploy has been used sparingly, however, and that the family put a stop to the practice when her brother started bringing the Official Scrabble Dictionary to editorial meetings.
Henry Campbell Black had never intended - or even imagined - that his dictionary would become the authoritative source for legal terminology. "My great granddad had actually written the text for an upcoming firm skit night", Medhurst explains. "It was his way of showing how convoluted and, well, pompous the legal profession had become." The dictionary became an instant hit, however, and Henry Black's comedic intentions went unnoticed. When the money started to roll in, Black elected to pursue a highly lucrative career in legal publishing instead of becoming a marginally talented prop comic.

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The Stupid American ‘Goy’
By Brother Nathanael Kapner

Dear Real Jew News Family,
Growing up in Judaism I often heard Jews referring to Gentiles as “Stupid Goys.”
I myself, being a sensitive Jewish boy, never used this derogatory term by referring to non-Jews as “Goys.”
I still don’t use this term but ONLY when showing how and why Jewry uses it.
I am now almost 62 years old, a convert to the Orthodox Church, and although I eschew “Jewish ways,” I cannot help but seeing objectively why Jewry sneers at the “dumb goys” and why Jewry knows how easily the “stupid goys” can be controlled.
Most Americans believe what the Jews–WHO OWN THE MEDIA–tell them and accept as “truth” simply because they “saw it on TV.”
(Celente’s “presstitutes” and Paul Craig Roberts’ “corporate elitists” are NOT the owners of the MSM…JEWS are!) See Below.
Jews themselves do not watch much TV especially the immoral rot of homosexuality and lesbianism they themselves produce.
And Jewish children are in their rooms doing their homework assigned to them by their teachers AT PRIVATE SCHOOLS preparing to be CEOs at Goldman Sachs.
I’ll never forget when a homosexual movie came to Jewish Brookline MA when I was working and living there as a straight-commissioned very successful salesman.
I pointed out the marquee to a religious Jew saying, “Isn’t it disgusting seeing this sexual perversion portrayed in the heart of Brookline?”
The religious Jew answered sneeringly, “Who cares? This is for the Goyim, not us.”
You see, the ‘Goyim’ have been corrupted and receive LIES from Jewry to the point where they cannot oppose the machinations of Jewry with its wars, its political supremacy, its destruction of their liberties via the war on terror hoax.
Why? Because sinners cannot fight sin, the unrighteous cannot fight unrighteousness, the corrupted cannot fight the corrupt.
Lieberman and Chertoff, the JEWS who run Homeland Security understand this about the “goyim.” (The alleged lesbian Napolitano, contrary to Alex Jones calling her “Big Sis,” is nothing more than a puppet of these two Jews.)
That’s why the FEMA camps will have government-subsidized fries, wide-screen TV’s, and R-rated movies.
You see, the Stupid American ‘Goy’ will accept the loss of his liberties and even his house and paycheck. (Jews know this about the ‘goyim.’ That’s why so many Gentiles are willing to live in the back seat of their cars and Tent cities without knowing that the JEWS on Wall Street sent their jobs to China and India.)
But for the American ‘Goy’ to give up his fries, football, and soft porn, this is simply out of the question.

+Brother Nathanael Kapner
 Publisher, Real Jew News @

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Jews DO control the media
This article was written under an assumed name.
We Jews are a funny breed. We love to brag about every Jewish actor. Sometimes we even pretend an actor is Jewish just because we like him enough that we think he deserves to be on our team. We brag about Jewish authors, Jewish politicians, Jewish directors. Every time someone mentions any movie or book or piece of art, we inevitably say something like, “Did you know that he was Jewish?” That’s just how we roll.
We’re a driven group, and not just in regards to the art world. We have, for example, AIPAC, which  was essentially constructed just to drive agenda in Washington DC. And it succeeds admirably. And we brag about it. Again, it’s just what we do.
But the funny part is when any anti-Semite or anti-Israel person starts to spout stuff like, “The Jews control the media!” and “The Jews control Washington!”
Suddenly we’re up in arms. We create huge campaigns to take these people down. We do what we can to put them out of work. We publish articles. We’ve created entire organizations that exist just to tell everyone that the Jews don’t control nothin’. No, we don’t control the media, we don’t have any more sway in DC than anyone else. No, no, no, we swear: We’re just like everybody else!
Does anyone else (who’s not a bigot) see the irony of this?
Let’s be honest with ourselves, here, fellow Jews. We do control the media. We’ve got so many dudes up in the executive offices in all the big movie production companies it’s almost obscene. Just about every movie or TV show, whether it be “Tropic Thunder” or “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” is rife with actors, directors, and writers who are Jewish. Did you know that all eight major film studios are run by Jews?

Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good. (photo credit: CC BY-SA Angela George/Wikimedia Commons)
But that’s not all. We also control the ads that go on those TV shows.
And let’s not forget AIPAC, every anti-Semite’s favorite punching bag. We’re talking an organization that’s practically the equivalent of the Elders of Zion. I’ll never forget when I was involved in Israeli advocacy in college and being at one of the many AIPAC conventions. A man literally stood in front of us and told us that their whole goal was to only work with top-50 school graduate students because they would eventually be the people making changes in the government. Here I am, an idealistic little kid that goes to a bottom 50 school (ASU) who wants to do some grassroots advocacy, and these guys are literally talking about infiltrating the government. Intense.
Now, I know what everyone will say. That everyone tries to lobby. Every minority group and every majority group. That every group has some successful actors and directors. But that’s a far call from saying that we run Hollywood and Madison Avenue. That the Mel Gibsons of the world are right in saying we’re deliberately using our power to take over the world. That we’ve got some crazy conspiracy going down.
Okay. Fine. So some of that is kooky talk.
But let’s look at it a bit deeper.
Maybe it’s true: everyone lobbies. Maybe it’s true there are actors of every ethnicity out there. But come on. We’re the ones who are bragging about this stuff all the time. Can’t we admit that we’re incredibly successful? Can’t we say it to the world?
I’ll give my theory for why Jews don’t want to talk about their control of the media.
First of all, as much as Jews like to admit that so many of them are successful, and that so many of them have accomplished so much, they hate to admit that it has to do with they’re being Jewish. Maybe they’ll admit that it has something to do with the Jewish experience. But how many Jews will admit that there is something inherently a part of every single one of them that helps them to accomplish amazing things?
The ADL chairman, Abe Foxman, was interviewed in a great article about the subject and he said that he “would prefer people say that many executives in the industry ‘happen to be Jewish.’” This just about sums up the party line.
The truth is, the anti-Semites got it right. We Jews have something planted in each one of us that makes us completely different from every group in the world. We’re talking about a group of people that just got put in death camps, endured pogroms, their whole families decimated. And then they came to America, the one place that ever really let them have as much power as they wanted, and suddenly they’re taking over. Please don’t tell me that any other group in the world has ever done that. Only the Jews. And we’ve done it before. That’s why the Jews were enslaved in Egypt. We were too successful. Go look at the Torah — it’s right there. And we did it in Germany too.
This ability to succeed, this inner drive, comes not from the years of education or any other sort of conditional factors, but because of the inner spark within each Jew.
Now, the reason groups like the ADL and AIPAC hate admitting this is because, first of all, they are secular organizations. Their whole agenda is to prove that every Jew is the same as every other person in the world. I cannot imagine a more outlandish agenda. No, we’re different. We’re special.

And clearly, that whole thing about big Jewish noses was totally blown out of proportion. (illustrative photo: Abir Sultan/Flash 90)
Of course, people hate when anyone says this. They assume that if you’re saying that Jews are special, it somehow implies that they’re better.
To be honest, I’m not really sure what the word “better” even means. What I do know is that being special simply means a person has a responsibility to do good.
I think that’s the real reason most Jews are so afraid to admit that there’s something inherently powerful and good about them. Not because they’re afraid of being special. But because they’re afraid of being responsible. It means that they’re suddenly culpable when they create dirty TV shows that sully the spiritual atmosphere of the world. It means that things can’t just be created for the sake of amusement or fun or even “art.”
Suddenly, we can’t screw up the world.
The interesting thing is that Jews have done so much for the world in so many other ways. They’ve moved forward civil rights; they’ve helped save lives in Darfur, Haiti and just about everywhere else.
But that’s not enough. Fixing the world physically is only half the battle.
Our larger battle, the harder battle, is elevating the world spiritually. And this is what the people that fight with every inch of their soul to prove that Jews are just the same as everyone else are afraid of. It means that we can no longer just “express ourselves.” We’ll have to start thinking about the things we create and the way we act. It means we’ll have to start working together. It means we’ll have to hold one other, and ourselves, to a higher standard.
The time has come, though. We no longer have to change our names. We no longer have to blend in like chameleons. We own a whole freaking country.
Instead, we can be proud of who we are, and simultaneously aware of our huge responsibility — and opportunity.
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Denis Rancourt's Struggle For Justice
By Stephen Lendman
Here are some of the advantages of the using the Riegel Exchange System
• It provides another stream of income
• It bridges the 'money gap' between the skills/offers/talents/gifts of sellers on the one hand and the wants/needs/requirements of buyers on the other. Conventional money usually can't bridge this gap because its supply is limited or non-existent.
• It builds community
• RES 'money' is abundant and can never be in short supply
• RES 'money' can never be in oversupply and cause inflation
• It is democratic: it returns 'money power' to the people
• It allocates credit democratically
• It eliminates usury. Its money is 'free' (i.e. interest free)
• It keeps wealth where it is created
• It eliminates cheating, theft and fraud (of money)
• It provides a support network
• It eliminates the problem of sellers not being paid for what they supply
• It reconciles the accounts of buyers and sellers immediately
• It promotes honesty because one can never 'run out of money'
• It levels the playing field: everyone starts from zero and those who deliver real value to others are the ones who get 'rich', not those who deliver nothing but acquire their wealth by manipulating the currency
• It gives local suppliers preference
• It eliminates the waste of transporting goods from all over because its focus is local
• It destroys the notion that the source of money is a job: the source of money is the delivery of value from one entity (person, company etc.) to another
• It streamlines transactions and eliminates wasted effort (e.g. sending accounts, debt collecting)
• It mobilizes the real wealth of a community: The knowledge and skills of its people is the real wealth of a community
• It fosters self-reliance and self esteem
• It fosters social justice and equality
• And many, many more...

Next World TV
Tired Of The Old Crusty Consumer Culture?
Localshare is a website that allows you to share goods and services with others in your community. Think of it as creating a massive lending library, organized online, with everyone who also wants to share stuff in your neighborhood.
Everything from tools, to music instruments to camping gear to cookbooks can be listed as gifts, shares, for barter, for sale, or for rent.
This video features the founder of Localshare, John Nicoll, with all the stuff he's sharing himself. He defines it as "$14,000 of value that he is opening up to his friends and neighbors."
He gives a passionate and clear explanation for why we need this NOW!
"Americans throw away 90% of everything they buy within 6 months...(by participating in the Share Economy) you're exercising your power to create a different culture that is fun and sustainable... and you end up receiving so much because there are resources all around you." he says.
From the Localshare website: "A values-based, sustainable culture and economy is slowly, organically, and joyfully being born. It’s rooted in local economics, local food webs, low impact living and integrated local relationships - from your friends and neighbors to local businesses and farms. LocalShare provides tools for the growth and integration of your local culture and economy."
See to sign up!

--Bibi Farber
 Here Is a List of Global Taxes Proposed by the United Nations Last Week
TURF to lawmakers: 'Public private partnerships don't work for roads'

Reveals TxDOT's plans to resurrect the Trans Texas Corridor

July 05, 2012|By Todd Walker | Channel 2 News
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Several electronic road construction signs around Anchorage were hacked late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning, according to the state Department of Transportation.
Signs that normally display closure and detour information, like the one on Minnesota Drive near 100th Avenue, were changed to read “Impeach Obama.” That particular sign wasn’t fixed until sometime between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. Thursday.
It happened because DOT says it doesn't lock the boxes on the signs that hold the message control pad.
Construction managers say sign-hacking has never happened before, so they never thought to lock the boxes.
DOT says that changed this morning, and now all of them will be locked.
“I'm sure somebody thought it was a pretty funny joke but we try to convey a lot of important information with these signs,” said Tim Croghan, a regional construction engineer for DOT.
Tamara Douglas snapped a picture of the sign message around 6 a.m. Thursday.

Iron Curtain Encircles Latin America; USA Next
US after large-scale war in Middle East: Analyst

US slave of extremist Likud Zionism in Mideast: American author
Clinton reduced to absurd bluff on Syria impasse
Bullying, Bluster And Imperial Arrogance 101
By Stephen Lendman
Homeland Security
Science and Technology
Human Factors / Behavioral Sciences Division
Hot Spots of Terrorism and Other Crimes in the United States,
1970 to 2008
January 31, 2012
About This Report
The authors of this report are Gary LaFree, director of START and professor of criminology at the University of Maryland, and Bianca Bersani, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Questions about this report can be directed to Gary Lafree at
This report is part of a series sponsored by the Human Factors/Behavioral Sciences Division, Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in support of the Counter-IED Prevent/Deter program. The goal of this program is to sponsor research that will aid the intelligence and law enforcement communities in identifying potential terrorist threats and support policymakers in developing prevention efforts.
This material is based upon work supported under Grant Award Number 2008ST061ST0003 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security made to the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism - START, - at the University of Maryland. The views and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies, either expressed or implied, of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security or START.
Netanyahu says Russia and Israel on same page over Iran threat
In extremely brief statement, Putin says Jerusalem and Moscow share ‘friendly ties’
US Department of State
Rule of Law
In May 2011, our Presidents announced the establishment of the Rule of Law Working Group to promote enhanced cooperation between the U.S. Department of Justice and Russian Ministry of Justice. Topics for discussion within this Working Group include judicial assistance in civil cases, corrections, pretrial detention, service of process, alternatives to detention, and asset recovery.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission
FACT SHEET: U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission
The two Presidents agreed to create a Bilateral Presidential Commission, which they will chair and Secretary of State Clinton and Foreign Minister Lavrov will coordinate.  The Commission will include the following working groups.  Additional working groups will be created and announced in the coming months, along with sub-groups under each working group as appropriate.  Secretary Clinton will travel to Moscow in the fall for the first meeting of the Commission coordinators.
Commission Co-Chairs: President Dmitry A. Medvedev, President Barack Obama
Commission Coordinators: Sergey V. Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State

From best-selling author and filmmaker, Peter Navarro, comes DEATH BY CHINA, a documentary feature that pointedly confronts the most urgent problem facing America today – its increasingly destructive economic trade relationship with a rapidly rising China. Since China began flooding U.S. markets with illegally subsidized products in 2001, over 50,000 American factories have disappeared, more than 25 million Americans can’t find a decent job, and America now owes more than 3 trillion dollars to the world’s largest totalitarian nation. Through compelling interviews with voices across the political spectrum, DEATH BY CHINA exposes that the U.S.-China relationship is broken and must be fixed if the world is going to be a place of peace and prosperity.
Peter Navarro is the co-author of Death by China and a business professor at the Merage School of Business, UC Irvine. He holds a PhD in economics from Harvard, is a gifted public speaker, a CNBC contributor, and is the author of several best-selling books on economics and investments.
Greg Autry is the co-author of Death by China and serves as Senior Economist with the American Jobs Alliance. He writes and speaks on China, space, economics, investing, and business strategy.
Read Blog Entries by Peter Navarro and Greg Autry at above link
Keith Payne: AFPC Speech 3-10-08
At ECLAC, Chinese Premier Proposes High-level Cooperation Forum with Latin America and the Caribbean
He stated that the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) has enabled the region to increase its strength of cohesion, action and influence.
(26 June 2012) In order to deepen strategic relations with the region, today the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao proposed the creation of a China-Latin America cooperation forum and the establishment of a regular dialogue mechanism with the troika of Foreign Ministers from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) - with a first meeting due to be held during 2012.
The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena, welcomed Wen Jiabao on behalf of the Commission.  From ECLAC, he then sent out a message to the Latin American and Caribbean region on the occasion of his official visit to Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Chile.
In his ECLAC speech, the Chinese Premier put forward concrete proposals for cooperation in areas such as food security, innovation, science and technology and sustainable development.
Wen Jiabao announced the creation of a cooperation fund for the region with an initial input of 5.0 billion dollars to promote, inter alia, the development of the manufacturing industry, as well as a credit line of 10.0 billion dollars to boost infrastructure cooperation through the Bank of China.

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Agenda 21: How Globalist Domination Happens on a Local Level

The U.N. Deception
Here Is a List of Global Taxes Proposed by the United Nations Last Week
The UN "reform" bandwagon: UN supporters on the left and UN critics on the right are uniting in calls to "reform" and "strengthen" the UN. Try this instead: the UN is unreformable so dump it!
 By William F. Jasper

Rehmat's World
"There is no compulsion in religion," – Holy Qur'an
Israelis: People raised on hatred
Israel - Land Of Inequality And Injustice
By Stephen Lendman

The Occidental Observer
Who are the Jews?
Legacy: A Genetic History of the Jewish People
The Occidental Observer
Traditional Jewish Ethics
A recurrent theme here is the contrast between the moral universalism of the West versus Jewish moral particularism. Moral universalism is a corollary of individualism: Groups have no moral standing. Stealing doesn’t become right depending on what group the victim belongs to.
But Jewish ethics is based fundamentally on the group status of perpetrator and victim. It’s okay if the victim is from a different group. And within the group, ethics is structured so that the group as a whole benefits: What’s good for the Jews.
Dennis Praeger has a nice column on traditional Jewish moral particularism (“Can Halachah ever be wrong?“).
The Magnes Zionist
Self-Criticism from an Israeli, American, and Orthodox Jewish Perspective
Religious Zionist and Progressive on Palestine–Part One
The Magnes Zionist
Progressive and Religious Zionist -- Part Two
The Magnes Zionist
National Service for Palestinian Israelis?
Who Controls America?
When Victims Rule: A Critique of Jewish Pre-Eminence in America
The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine
By Ilan Pappe
Homeland Security News Wire is proud to announce IDGA’s Biometrics & Identity Management Summit (August 20-22 in Arlington, VA) - the only conference of its kind anywhere in the world.
This unique summit features keynote presentations from all the leading government agencies forging the future of biometrics, including: US-VISIT, BIMA, DARPA, FBI, NIJ, and JIEDDO COIC.
Delegates can expect a two day conference with a pre-conference focus day that will educate them on the latest advancements in biometric technologies and the tactical implementation of this technology in areas including: Law enforcement (local, state and federal), intelligence, public safety, national security and the military.

The Cutting Edge
Many Wall Street executives says wrongdoing is necessary: survey
(Reuters) - If the ancient Greek philosopher Diogenes were to go out with his lantern in search of an honest man today, a survey of Wall Street executives on workplace conduct suggests he might have to look elsewhere.
A quarter of Wall Street executives see wrongdoing as a key to success, according to a survey by whistleblower law firm Labaton Sucharow released on Tuesday.
In a survey of 500 senior executives in the United States and the UK, 26 percent of respondents said they had observed or had firsthand knowledge of wrongdoing in the workplace, while 24 percent said they believed financial services professionals may need to engage in unethical or illegal conduct to be successful.
Sixteen percent of respondents said they would commit insider trading if they could get away with it, according to Labaton Sucharow. And 30 percent said their compensation plans created pressure to compromise ethical standards or violate the law.
"When misconduct is common and accepted by financial services professionals, the integrity of our entire financial system is at risk," Jordan Thomas, partner and chair of Labaton Sucharow's whistleblower representation practice, said in a statement.
The survey's release comes as the fallout from Barclays PLC's (BARC.L) Libor-rigging scandal continues and other banks including Citigroup Inc (C.N), HSBC Holdings PLC (HSBA.L), Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (RBS.L) and UBS AG (UBSN.VX) await the outcome of an industry-wide probe.
Business Insider
JAMES KUNSTLER: We're Entering A Dangerous New Period In History
News that that a swarm of termites deep inside the British banking system have been fiddling the interbank interest rates (LIBOR) for years in order to systematically vacuum a few billion pence off the exchange floors for themselves is the latest blow to the credibility of the global money system - and probably a fine overture to a looming climactic implosion of the gigantic, creaking, smoldering, reeking, duck-taped edifice of broken promises, booby-trapped hedge obligations, counterparty follies, central bank euchres, sovereign flim-flams, and countless chicanes too various, dark, and deep to smoke out.
Next, we'll probably hear that Lloyd Blankfein over at Goldman Sachs has been tinkering with the rotation of the earth in order to gain a few micro-milliseconds of advantage in his firm's high frequency trading rackets. After all, back in 2008 Lloyd himself claimed to be "doing God's work."    
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The Billionaire and the Fugitive
The story of how Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan worked with Israeli intelligence. An exclusive excerpt from 'Confidential: The Life of Secret Agent Turned Hollywood Tycoon Arnon Milchan.'
In Hollywood, Arnon Milchan is best known as the billionaire producer of films like Pretty Woman and LA Confidential, and as the owner of Fox-based New Regency. But there is another Arnon Milchan, as Meir Doron and Joseph Gelman reveal in their new biography, Confidential: The Life of Secret Agent Turned Hollywood Tycoon Arnon Milchan.
For the first time, the writers expose how in the mid-1960s, while still in his early 20s, Milchan was recruited by Israel’s secretive spy agency, LAKAM; how he became a key operative for Israel’s top master spies, Benjamin Blumberg and Rafi Eitan, and a confidant of such powerful Israeli politicians as President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; and how he participated in a web of complex undercover schemes to procure armaments for his country.
In this adaption from their book, they detail Milchan’s controversial relationship with American aerospace engineer Richard Smyth, a friend who became a fugitive after the U.S. accused him of illegally smuggling nuclear-bomb triggers to Israel. We pick up the two men’s story in May 1985.
Arnon Milchan was nervous, very nervous. He had just received a phone call at his Paris apartment from a Newsweek reporter seeking his reaction to the stunning indictment of Dr. Richard Kelly Smyth, president of California-based Milco Ltd.—an Israeli intelligence front company—for shipping krytrons to one of Milchan’s Tel Aviv companies.
Krytrons are sophisticated triggers for the detonation of nuclear bombs. According to Smyth, Milchan’s company had pushed him hard for the krytrons and knew perfectly what they were for—even though it was illegal to export them from the U.S. without a U.S. State Department munitions license. Milchan’s Heli Trading Ltd. had ordered 14 shipments totaling 810 krytrons from 1979-82. Now U.S. Customs and the FBI had moved in and the entire Milco operation was in jeopardy. Milchan feared that a politically ambitious and publicity-hungry U.S. prosecutor would come hunting for him, he told us.
After a short conversation with the Newsweek reporter, in which Milchan pleaded ignorance, he booked the first available flight to Tel Aviv. Within hours, TV crews were camped in front of his penthouse and the phone was ringing off the hook.
Israeli-American movie producer Arnon Milchan (center) with Israeli Vice Prime Minister Shimon Peres (left) and Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem in 2005 (David Silverman / Getty Images)
There was one call he could not avoid—from his mother, Shoshanna. “Everyone is calling my son an arms dealer,” she said, bursting into tears. “It’s embarrassing.”
Arnon was devastated.
“Mother, it’s not like I’m instigating wars in third-world countries and shipping them guns,” he told her. “I’m doing this to help our country.”
Milchan first met Smyth in 1968, when U.S.-based defense contractor Rockwell Inc. sent its newly appointed vice president to Tel Aviv to downgrade relations, under pressure from the Arab world.
Smyth was a senior engineer who had grown up in rural Oklahoma and struggled to put himself through school, obtaining a B.S. in physics from Caltech as well as a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and mathematics from USC. Along the way, he’d gotten married and fathered five children.
In his early 40s, he couldn’t be more different from the flamboyant figure he now met at the Tel Aviv airport. Tall, athletic and rich, Milchan was only 24 years old but had already made a mark in Israel, where he had taken over his late father’s fertilizer company and transformed it from near-bankruptcy to mega-million success.
    'I am restrained from recommending any single individual for our highest defense-related honor,' Shimon Peres told us, 'but undoubtedly Milchan is worthy of such an acknowledgement.'
As Milchan grew the business, he had come to the attention of up-and-coming politician Shimon Peres, who introduced Milchan to Benjamin Blumberg, nicknamed Israel’s “prince of silence,” the head of LAKAM (a Hebrew acronym for the Science Liaison Bureau). LAKAM’s very existence was unknown to the United States at the time.
Milchan’s recruitment in the 60’s was gradual. “It was almost a glamorous thing to be involved,” he acknowledged in a March 5, 2000 60 Minutes interview. “Everybody looked to me as a James Bond.” He confirmed his involvement to us in a November 2009 interview at his offices on the 20th Century Fox lot, one of a number of meetings we had with him between August 2009 and March 2010.

Confidential: The Life of Secret Agent Turned Hollywood Tycoon, Arnon Milchan by Meir Doron and Joseph Gelman. 310 pages. Gefen Books.
Netanyahu implicated in nuclear smuggling from U.S. — big story in Israel

The Israeli press is picking up Grant Smith's revelation from FBI documents that Benjamin Netanyahu was part of an Israeli smuggling ring that spirited nuclear triggers out of the U.S. in the 80s and 90s.
Arutz Sheva, the nationalist Israeli press:
    Declassified FBI documents from a 1985-2002 investigation implicate Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in an initiative to illegally purchase United States nuclear technology for Israel’s nuclear program.
    Netanyahu was allegedly helped by Arnon Milchan, a Hollywood producer with ties to Israeli prime ministers and U.S. presidents.
The original story was broken by Grant Smith at, "Netanyahu worked inside nuclear smuggling ring":
    On June 27, 2012, the FBI partially declassified and released seven additional pages [.pdf] from a 1985–2002 investigation into how a network of front companies connected to the Israeli Ministry of Defense illegally smuggled nuclear triggers out of the U.S.* The newly released FBI files detail how Richard Kelly Smyth — who was convicted of running a U.S. front company — met with Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel during the smuggling operation. At that time, Netanyahu worked at the Israeli node of the smuggling network, Heli Trading Company. Netanyahu, who currently serves as Israel’s prime minister, recently issued a gag order that the smuggling network’s unindicted ringleader refrain from discussing “Project Pinto.”
The Hebrew paper Ma'ariv, in translation:
    According to FBI documents released by the United States, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was involved in smuggling in the 70s from the U.S. components of Israeli nuclear program, and assisted by the businessman Arnon Milchan, who according to previous publications was a former Mossad agent.
    The documents, declassified in part by the FBI after partial classification removed, describe the findings of the investigation has been performed between the years 1985 to 2002 on about how a network of front companies a U.S. security firm illegally smuggled equipment used for weapons seeds out of the U.S.
”Jews Don’t have To Go Through TSA”: Homeland Security’s Janet Napolitano
“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”
— Voltaire
Mark Zuckerberg Awarded CIA Surveillance Medal
Well, now it is official. Mark Zuckerberg was not so smart after all, but just fronting for the CIA in one of the biggest Intelligence coups of all times.
But there remains one small problem, the CIA is not supposed to monitor Americans. I guess we will hear more on that soon from the lawyers once the litigation gets cranked up.
Personally I will be more interested in how this is going to affect the stock offering and shares as all Americans should own the entity that has been spying on them.
And then there are the SEC full disclosure regulations and penalties. It’s bonanza time for the lawyers.
Could the loophole the CIA used be that, ‘you aren’t being spied on if you are willingly posting everything a repressive regime would love to have on your Facebook account, with no threats, no family hostages, no dirty movies or photos that could be released?
But enough with the lead in. Let’s take you directly to our source where you can get it straight from the sources mouth, including seeing Zuckerberg getting his award.

Close your FACEBOOK Account!

Rhode Island Cop Still Employed Despite Conviction of Kicking Woman to Head
The Committee of 300
The "Committee of 300" now call themselves
"World Government Founders for the NWO"
When Victims Rule. A Critique of Jewish Pre-eminence in America
The origin of this volume rests simply in a question posed about the state of Israel: "How can such an anti-democratic, ethnocentric, racist, and morally bankrupt socio-political system (Zionism) be so grossly misrepresented as a noble endeavor throughout modern America?" Originally conceived as a traditional book, and a scholarly one, it was soon clear that no publisher would ever be willing to produce so frank an investigation about its subject matter. Above and beyond all other people, Jews, in western society, have been popularly configured to be beyond the pale of public criticism. And this censorship is zealously, militantly, enforced.
     The title of this book is When Victims Rule. A Critique of Jewish Pre-eminence in America. This refers to the popular notion that the Jewish people are historical victims, and victims only (never oppressors, never exploiters), always persecuted, and always scapegoats for irrational prejudice. People of Jewish heritage are irrefutably pre-eminent, and often dominant, in many crucial areas of American popular culture. The second part of the title refers to the paradoxical fact that Jews in America are quite the opposite of victims: this project explores the enormous Jewish representation in positions of power and influence in American (and western) society, which serves towards codifying Jewish and Zionist legend as fact. This investigation, analyzing traditional religious -- and secular Zionist --Jewish identities, illustrates why this should be of serious concern to all Americans, including Jews. Continued denial of the facts of history by the Jewish community serves no one's best interest -- in the LONG term, least of all their own. The facts of history cannot be denied, and dissimulated, forever. (Note: Israel Shahak, Israel Shamir, Alfred Lilienthal, John Sack, Norman Finkelstein, and a few others of Jewish heritage are among the scholarly inspirations for this project. These men's courageously honest works are trailblazers away from institutionalized Jewish hypocrisy. If they represented the norm in the Jewish community, there would be no reason to write this book).
More Than Taboo
Because of the myth of the "good war" millions have been pointlessly murdered by needless interventionism. Without the Holocaust narrative WWII is nothing but another colonial resource war. That is why no one can talk about the holocaust. it is illegal in Europe and Canada and career suicide in America. This film is an editing of about 9hrs of footage from two films one third of the holocaust and also briefly people and the land. My own inserts are just to sum things up and save time and crunch information down to a more digestible size. see this for more
USA answers Europe Attempt to Secure Rare Earth Elements
On July 5, 2012, Europe published new rare earth elements’ policy; two days later, the USA answered…

The Declaration of Restoration
From a descendant of James Madison
Please Help Us Foster Gamble
By Clint Richardson
CAFR SCHOOL: How Corporations Are Funded By Taxpayers
By Clint Richardson
Index of /~chandlers/Talk radio/Joyce Rosenwald
Give Me Some Truth
Interview: Bruce G. McCarthy of RBN’s Datum Line
Co-hosted by Melodee Hallett and Lark In Texas
Pomeroy’s Equity Jurisprudence and Equitable Remedies
UPDATE: Historical Application to be Filed and Served Upon the Vatican, the Queen, & Others – Court Directs Applicants in Chambers Today RE: Monday’s ex-parte Motion

WAKE UP AMERICA!!! Secrets of the Federal Reserve

Recorded on July 4, 2012 using a Flip Video camera
LIBOR: the “Mega-Scandal of All Mega-Scandals” is Upon Us

Consumerism as Conditioning
America Has a Dysfunctional Relationship

The Outer Bo: Hidden In Plain Site
My Vlog
By BoKnowsEntertainment
Rupert Cornwell: Small-town USA lives on – if only in our imagination
Out of America: 'The Andy Griffith Show' idealised simple rural values in a country that is resolutely urban
Earthquakes since 1898

The Future of Free Energy is here now!
The end of oil, coal and nuclear pollution!
Which doctor would you choose?
These twins treat patients with chronic conditions - but one sticks to traditional medicine, the other opts for the holistic approach
The Tanya (תניא) is an early work of Hasidic philosophy, by Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, the founder of Chabad Hasidism, first published in 1797. Its formal title is Likkutei Amarim (ליקוטי אמרים, Hebrew, "collection of statements"), but is more commonly known by its opening word, Tanya, which means "it was taught in a beraita". It comprises five sections that define Hasidic mystical psychology and theology as a handbook for daily spiritual life in Jewish observance.
The Tanya is the main work of the Chabad approach to Hasidic mysticism, as it defines its general interpretation and method. The subsequent extensive library of the Chabad school, authored by successive leaders, builds upon the approach of the Tanya. Chabad differed from "Mainstream Hasidism" in its search for philosophical investigation and intellectual analysis of Hasidic Torah exegesis. This emphasised the mind as the route to internalising Hasidic mystical dveikus (emotional fervour), in contrast to general Hasidism's creative enthusiasm in faith. As a consequence, Chabad Hasidic writings are typically characterised by their systematic intellectual structure, while other classic texts of general Hasidic mysticism are usually more compiled or anecdotal in nature.
As one of the founding figures of Hasidic mysticism, Schneur Zalman and his approach in the Tanya are venerated by other Hasidic schools, although they tend to avoid its meditative methods. In Chabad it is called "the Written Torah of Hasidus", with the many subsequent Chabad writings being relatively "Oral Torah" explanation. In it, Schneur Zalman brings the new interpretations of Jewish mysticism by the Baal Shem Tov, founder of Hasidism, into philosophical articulation and definition. This intellectual form syntheses Hasidic Divine Omnipresence and Jewish soulfulness with other historical components of Rabbinic literature, embodied in the Talmud, Medieval philosophy, Musar (ethical) literature and Lurianic Kabbalah. The Tanya has therefore been seen in Chabad as the defining Hasidic text, and a subsequent stage of Jewish mystical evolution.

Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar
Contents of the
Soncino Babylonian Talmud


B.A., Ph.D., D. Lit.




These are the Sederim ("orders", or major divisions) and tractates (books) of the Babylonian Talmud, as translated and organized for publication by the Soncino Press in 1935 - 1948. The tractates available on the Come and Hear web page are provided with hot links.
The English terms in italics are taken from the Introductions in the respective Soncino volumes. A summary of the contents of each Tractate is given in the Introduction to the Seder, and a detailed summary by chapter is given in the Introduction to the Tractate.
There are about 12,800 printed pages in the Soncino Talmud, not counting introductions, indexes, glossaries, etc. Of these, Come and Hear™ has put about 8050 pages on line, comprising about 1460 files — about 63% of the Soncino Talmud. However, this should in no way be considered a substitute for the printed edition, with the complete text, fully cross-referenced footnotes, a master index, an index for each tractate, scriptural index, rabbinical index, and so on. The sole purpose for the presentation of this text is to provide full context for the many things that are said and heard about the Talmud, and to invite further study.
Pane Andov 2012
Our Transformation is underway…
‘Sufism For Non-Sufis?’-Special Online Session with Dr. Sherman Abdul-Hakim Jackson
About the Book:
Few forms of classical Islam are more controversial among modern Muslims than the spiritual discipline known as Sufism. Yet, in the face of the modern Muslim tendency to limit Islam’s deployment to the emphatically political, few expressions of the religion could be more central to its spiritual vitality in the modern world. In his translation and analysis of Ibn ‘Ata’ Allah al-Sakandari’s Taj al-’Arus, Sherman A. Jackson demonstrates that violent, lax, or rigid readings of the texts of Islam are just as much a result of the state of spiritual health, awareness, and fortitude of those who read and deploy them as they are of the substance of the Qur’an, Sunna, and the teachings of Islam’s sages.
Sufism for Non-Sufis?: Ibn ‘Ata’ Allah al-Sakandari’s Taj al-’Arus shows the effort of a renowned Sufi master (d. 1309 CE) to circumvent the controversies and misunderstandings concerning Sufism to explain Islam’s tradition of devotional rectitude, spiritual refinement, and purification of the self to the everyday Muslim. To this end, al-Sakandari avoids virtually every aspect of Sufism known to raise problems for opponents or non-adepts – theological, institutional, even terminological – instead attempting to cultivate a proper relationship with God, not merely intellectually or theologically but experientially and psycho-dynamically. Written in the classical style of spiritual aphorisms, this work is a treasure-trove of classical Islamic spiritual wisdom, free of all of the usual barriers between Sufism and the common believer.

About Dr. Sherman Jackson
Dr. Jackson is the newly appointed King Faisal Chair in Islamic Thought and Culture and Professor of Religion and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. Sherman A. Jackson was the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Near Eastern Studies, visiting Professor of Law and Professor of Afro American Studies at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991. He has taught at the University of Texas at Austin, Indiana University and Wayne State University. From 1987-1989 he served as the Executive Director of The Center of Arab Study in Cairo, Egypt. He is co-founder of the American Learning Institute for Muslims (ALIM), a former member of The Fiqh Council of North America, past president of the Shar’iah Scholars Association of North America and a past trustee of the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT). He is featured on the Washington Post Newsweek blog, “On Faith”, and is listed by Religion News writers’ Association’s Religion Link as among the top 10 experts on Al Islam in America. Sherman A. Jackson is a Professor at the King Faisal Chair of Islamic Thought and Culture and Professor of Religion and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. He formerly the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Visiting Professor of Law and Professor of Afro-American Studies at the University of Michigan.
He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and has taught at the University of Texas at Austin, Indiana University, Wayne State University and the University of Michigan. From 1987 to 1989, he served as Executive Director of the Center of Arabic Study Abroad in Cairo, Egypt. He is author of several books, including Islamic Law and the State: The Constitutional Jurisprudence of Shihâb al-Dîn al-Qarâfî (E.J. Brill, 1996), On the Boundaries of Theological Tolerance in Islam: Abû Hâmid al-Ghazâlî’s Faysal al-Tafriqa (Oxford, 2002), Islam and the Blackamerican: Looking Towards the Third Resurrection (Oxford, 2005) and Islam and the Problem of Black Suffering (Oxford, 2009).Sufism for Non-Sufis (Oxford, 2012).
He has been featured on the Washington Post-Newsweek blog, “On Faith,” as well as the Huffington Post. In 2009 he was named among the 500 most influential Muslims in the world by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center in Amman, Jordan, and the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. He has also been recognized by Religion Newswriters Association ReligionLink as among the top ten experts on Islam in America.
Dr. Jackson is a frequent contributor to Lamppost Productions! He has a number of articles and videos on our site. His other exclusive online sessions with us are: “White Supremacy” The Beginning of Modern Shirk” and “Islam and the Problem of Black Suffering”
Summary Of My Teachings
Dr. J. S. Chiappalone
Since 1985 I have published certain books which contain fundamental KEYS needed to understand what is going on in society and provide a means of Making Sense of the Madness which has gripped our planet.
The point that people should be free to believe what they like, however, is emphasized throughout my writings. Readers are urged to think for themselves at all times and only accept that truth which resonates within them. It is stressed that such philosophical and spiritual discourses are for the individual alone to assess and should be a private matter at all times.
The concept of personal accountability is prominent and many other realizations of what is happening are fostered by the facts presented.
My writings point out that nothing is as it seems in this world of illusion and that there have been continuous efforts throughout history to prevent the Truth from being known in its fullest. When one awakens sufficiently, one realizes that there has always been a well-orchestrated conspiracy against exposure of the controlling Evil Essence and Revelation of the Truth. The aim of the writings is to stimulate certain people intellectually, philosophically and spiritually so that their process of awakening can be facilitated.
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Where was the gold?
By James Turk
I am an avid reader of monetary history. Of late I have been focusing on the monetary events of the 1920s and 1930s. By learning from the maelstrom that riled the global financial scene during those two tumultuous decades, I aim to better understand present circumstances because there are many similarities between then and now.
I’ve just finished a fascinating book published in 1955 entitled Confessions of The Old Wizard. It is the autobiography of Hjalmar Horace Greeley Schacht, whose improbable name reflects his North Schleswig ancestry and his father’s admiration of an American newspaper editor.
For those not familiar with him, Schacht is generally given credit for ending in 1923 the Weimar Republic hyperinflation and putting Germany once again on a sound monetary footing, commendable feats which earned him the nickname “The Old Wizard”. He did this first as Commissioner of the Currency for the Finance Ministry and thereafter as President of the Reichsbank. For these achievements, he received worldwide acclaim as well as fame, if that word accurately describes the popular attention and respect given to a skilled central banker.
Schacht’s autobiography contains many stories and anecdotes, including those of his meetings with dozens of famous people. But Schacht’s account of a meeting with Benjamin Strong is one I found particularly important, shocking even.
Strong was president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from its creation in 1914 until his death in 1928. Strong, Schacht, Montague Norman of England and Émile Moreau of France were the most powerful and influential central bankers of their time.
Strong was in effect the head of the Federal Reserve because the New York bank back then dominated the system. Reforms in the 1930s diminished somewhat the power of the New York bank, but to this day it remains vitally important because it alone of the 12 Federal Reserve banks transacts with other central banks. For example, there is reportedly some Bundesbank gold stored in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s vault near Wall Street, which is it often said contains the world’s largest accumulation of gold.
It is the same vault Schacht visited during one of his trips to New York to meet with Benjamin Strong. Here is how Schacht relates this remarkable event.
Another amusing incident arose from the fact that the Reichsbank maintained a not inconsiderable gold deposit in the Federal Reserve Bank in New York. Strong was proud to be able to show us the vaults which were situated in the deepest cellar of the building and remarked:
“Now, Herr Schacht, you shall see where the Reichsbank gold is kept.”
While the staff looked for the hiding place of the Reichsbank gold we went through the vaults. We waited several minutes: at length we were told: “Mr. Strong, we can’t find the Reichsbank gold.”
Strong was flabbergasted but I comforted him. “Never mind: I believe you when you say the gold is there. Even if it weren’t you are good for its replacement."
Shocking, isn’t it. Clearly, it is bad enough that the Reichsbank gold could not be found nor, according to Schacht’s account, did Strong offer to find it. But regardless whether it could not be located due to bad recordkeeping by the Federal Reserve or because the gold was not in the vault is not as significant as Schacht’s nonchalant response to what he astonishingly calls an “amusing incident”. Where is his outrage that the Reichsbank gold could not be located? Why is there no worry about the disposition of the gold and its safety? After all, as President of the Reichsbank, he had responsibility for all of its assets, of which gold is by far the most important.
What can we learn from this event? Schacht apparently considered friendship to other central bankers and his membership in their exclusive club to be a higher priority than his responsibility as guardian of a nation’s gold. Schacht did not question Strong, so the actual location and true circumstances of the Reichsbank gold remained unknown. This astonishing incident would not have occurred if the Reichsbank had instead stored the gold in its own vault.
This article has also been published at Smart Investor.

War on Health: FDAs Cult of Tyranny
(Full Film)
Depopulation by Food while making Profit
Two goals have been set into motion. A group of people feel the only way to bring back balance to the world is if there were fewer people. Thus, they envisage the need to depopulate the world and conclude that the best way to do that is by poisoning the food we eat while they make profits through the methods being introduced. Is the world’s population really increasing at the rate that is being given to us? Is it possible that these numbers are manipulated? What do people really know about UN’s Codex Alimentarius and how guidelines are laid out to slowly poison the people of the world? How much do we know about the undetectable or barely detectable medical, nutritional and environmental interventions that are taking place purely to reduce world population? The world is 7billion the goal is to reduce that number by 90% into 500million, how is a good question but unknown to us that plan has already been implemented! 
We are told the world is now 7billion. Is this a statistic we can accept? We know that populations are declining in Western nations so much so that it is posing a security threat. Thus, their anger with immigrants whose births are rising predicting a possible takeover of these nations by immigrants one day. Immigrants are having more babies and immigrant death rates are slower. Yet, look at the abortion statistics the world over and do some calculations to see how far these figures are actually believable. Is this another manipulation to enforce programs and action plans?
Arable Land / Codex Alimentarius
They say he who controls food – controls the world. In 1997 Beijing Womens Conference, the head of the UN food program said that Food would be used as a weapon against the people. It is proving to be true. Global Multinational corporations do not want us to know what is inside the food we are eating.  Thus, a major drive to enforce GM foods.
Eating GM foods will change one’s DNA, make changes in the biological system etc. Once the GMO food enters into one’s system people will become a slave to those that own the pesticides that grow GM foods. GMO foods are not labeled because they do not want to reveal what is inside. There are attempts to refer GMO as Biotechnology foods which people use instead of organic. However, bio is not organic. Countries that try to label GMO foods are politically pressured by US and its allies. This is the real politics taking place.
All in all, GM crops are a failure. They threaten the world’s food supply, they are toxic to the environment and to humans and they serve no legitimate purpose in agriculture other than to give complete control of food to a few multinational corporations.
The WHO and the FAO in 1963 created a Trade Commission called Codex Alimentarius at the request of the United Nations. Codex has rules and guidelines for everything we consume except for pharmaceuticals. Please look up In 1994, Codex declared nutrients to be toxins. At the Stockholm Convention against Persistent Organic Pollutants(POPs) in 2004, 177 countries agreed to ban 12 pollutants (POPs) 9 of which were pesticides. (these were Deildrin, Chlordane, DDT, Dioxin, Endrin, Furan, Heptachlar, Hexachlorbenzine, Mirex, Polychlorinated Biphenyls, Toxophene pesticide). However, the implementation of Codex Alementarius on 31 December 2009 will mean that of the 9 forbidden POPs banned by 177 nations 7 will be brought back to use. Not many who attend these international conferences care to divulge the truth because they are bribed not to.
Under Codex every animal used as meat/dairy have to be treated with Monsanto’s recombined bovine growth hormone. For dairy this enables production growth by 10-15%. This however, causes cancers of varying kinds. Under codex every animal must be treated with growth hormones. Under codex all food must be irradiated (exposed to radiation). Under this guideline 3billion deaths were being calculated starting with 1billion from starvation. The next 2billion are targeted to die from preventable diseases. This is how the depopulation countdown has started and is currently happening at this very moment.
If there is plenty of arable land why is there any need for genetically modified food?
There are only 4100 million acres (41m or 15m sq. miles) of arable land. 5% of this land is preserved as parks/wildlife and others leaving 33m to be used for agriculture of which 16m is currently being used. Why is it then that a billion people remain malnourished? Isn’t the problem in the manner arable land is being used and what food should be grown that is the problem? In the US, 20-40% of agricultural produce is wasted. This is the same in most western nations.
Global Warming
We are told that chemtrails will solve global warming but in essence what is happening is that there is a build up of toxins in our environment, in our bodies to a point when it makes us sterile or fast-forwards our death. What is happening is that the sky is being sprayed with aluminum oxide, strontium oxide and barium oxide – these are making us sick, these are destroying natural plant life and the rich soils on earth so that GMO foods can be promoted. This is geo-engineering disguised as global warming and part of a depopulation plan by Henry Kissinger in 1974 which led to birth control, euthanasia, eugenics, agent orange, “creating” revolutions”, coups, disasters, famines and wars – every time a nation did not comply to the will of those who thought they had the right to rule the world. Naturally, it was mostly Third World nations that were targeted.
While chemtrailing pilots don’t know what they are actually doing, supermarkets don’t know that food is irradiated, farmers don’t know why animals have to be injected by law, even the doctors giving vaccines don’t know what’s really inside the vaccines they are injecting to our bodies? Only a few bother to even search. Incidentally, none of the medical reps know what they are promoting either. It would be surprising if the politicians cared to find out in greater detail what exactly is going on too? Often money becomes the component that keeps the truth from becoming public.
The possibility that AIDS virus is a man-made bio-weapon is not ruled out. The gay experiment started AIDS. In America it erupted after the government-sponsored hepatitis B vaccine experiment using gay men as guinea pigs. The epidemic was created by a retrovirus known by us as HIV and introduced as a new herpes-8 virus. This caused Kaposi’s sarcoma – gay cancer. We are made to wrongly believe that AIDs is a black man’s disease from Africa but no one cares to answer why AIDs was first discovered in white gays in the US? HIV via hepatitis B deliberately attempts to liquidate the gay community. 
 Flu/Virus etc.
Could this new range of flus, virus’s be part of a new bio-weapon? Doctors certainly don’t know how to diagnose and simply put it down to a virus/flu making the cure far more dangerous than the infection. See the number of “visitors” to hospitals….and who is profiting from providing the “cures” and how “safe” are these “cures”?
There is also evidence to prove that swine pandemic is man-made. Novartis (the world’s largest pharmaceutical company with over $53billion revenue) is said to be guilty of conspiring with US “scientists” at the US Army Institute of Pathology to create a “novel influenze” virus through “reverse engineering” released in 2009 to create an avenue to sell Novartis vaccines. Create the demand and profit from the supply. The vaccine in reality is meant to create a virulent deadly disease which is all part of a gameplan to depopulate the world. Naturally the proprietary flu vaccine is protected by the patent granted under “split influenza vaccine with adjuvants” in 2009. The “swine-flu” is a recombinant consisting of A-strain bird flu (H5N1), swine flu (H1N1) and human flu (H3N2) – this is the same component that killed millions in 1918. The 2009 swine flu could also be called bird flu because it is H5N1 (bird flu) and H1N1 (pig flu). WHO has been commissioned to use vaccines that would permanently sterilize people. WHO was accused of involuntarily sterilizing 3m in Philippines. H1N1 vaccine was designed to create permanent infertility – pregnant women and children were to be given first.
Connections to world bodies makes pharmaceutical companies richer. It is believed that 2/3 of funds to the WHO come from global pharmaceutical companies. Would it then be a surprise why WHO sanctions the production and use of vaccines that are being developed by global pharmaceutical companies? Look up and see how SV40 virus originating from dead monkeys was used knowingly for various vaccination campaigns with those born between 1941 and 1961 thought to be at risk of being infected with SV40 and will have 300% chances of developing cancer.
It appears big pharma has a carte blanche to destroy the people of the world while making massive profits and doling them amongst those that join the treachery!
Some quotes on depopulation:

Dr. Eric R. Pianka a scientist in his speech to the Texas Academy of Science in April 2006 advocated the need to exterminate 90% of the population through airborne ebola virus but the speech was ordered to be kept off the record.
“In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, in order to contribute something to solve overpopulation,” Prince Philip told Deutsche Press Agentur in August 1988.
Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, still a leading member of the Bilderberg Group and one of the eminences grise in American politics, who simply said: “The world population must be reduced by 50 percent.”
Ted Turner explained: “A total population of 250-300 million people, a 95 percent decline from present levels, would be ideal.”
Bill Gates continues to pour millions of dollars into high-risk geoengineering projects that purport to offer a solution to global warming yet have been savaged by environmentalists as potentially posing a greater threat than climate change itself. In 2010, Gates was criticized for ploughing $300,000 dollars into a sea trial of cloud-whitening technology which involved spraying clouds with microscopic particles in an effort to make them reflect more sunlight, an experiment dubbed “dangerous” by environmental campaigners – injecting sulphur into the atmosphere could lead to “acid rain, ozone depletion or weather pattern disruption.”
The only smart way to counter these manipulations is to boycott the products of these companies and in small ways to begin to grow one’s food in one’s own back yard if possible or perhaps in groups and exchange so that we no longer become subject to toxins that are being forcefully fed to us. Ideally, countries should be looking after their farmers far better than what is happening especially in Third World countries. Small countries like Sri Lanka are better placed to self-sustain one’s food supply internally without allowing toxins in the form of foods coming from overseas to poison our systems. How far those handling Agriculture are aware or take interest in formulating a national plan is another question. But, as a nation leaders need to take a pro-active role in ensuring the health of our people comes first.
Forward by Professor H. Leon ABRAMS
According to the scientific research of palaeontologists, the human species has existed on Earth for several million years. For over 99 % of this time, man was a hunter-gatherer, until the end of the Palaeolithic era.
Palaeolithic man had no choice but to choose his nutrients amongst whatever was edible and available in his natural environment. As a hunter-gatherer, he ate plants and animals in their natural state, as found in the wild. He followed the seasons when picking fruit, which he consumed ripe, with nuts, berries, and wild plants. He ate animals that he captured with his bare hands or with simple stone tools: small and large game, birds, insects, worms, reptiles, fish, shellfish, eggs, and even certain spiders. The remains of human skeletons from the Palaeolithic era show that these people had practically no dental decay and that they were in exceptionally good health. Their diet was obviously particularly healthy.
About 10 000 years ago, man entered the Neolithic or agricultural era, which also saw the development of the use of fire to prepare food, that is to say cooking. With the advent of agriculture, man had to work harder than before to plant, grow, and harvest cereals. With time, the quantity of cereals that were consumed increased until they became man's main food (wheat, bread, biscuits, flour, etc.). At the same time, the state of humanity's health deteriorated to such a point that today, if we take dental decay and degenerative diseases as indicators of a population's health, these disorders have become endemic.
With time, man learnt to produce and preserve greater and greater quantities of food thanks to agriculture, processing, preservation, and the preparation of food before consumption. In doing so, he modified the nature and the quality of the food he consumed and he considerably reduced its variety. For example, the staple food of most human beings today is limited to wheat, rice, millet, sorgo, manioc, potatoes, and beetroot, and even sometimes just one or two of these foodstuffs in a given region. It should be noted that none of these products is consumed in its natural state: all are cultivated and altered by heat (cooking) before being eaten. In the Palaeolithic era, man consumed none of these foodstuffs or very few of them.
Our Palaeolithic ancestors ate a great variety of natural raw foods, without altering them, and they apparently lived in good health on this diet, which remained practically unchanged during the three or four million years of humanity's development.
As a result of our hunter-gatherer origins, and because human genetics evolves very slowly, the natural raw diet of our ancestors is undoubtedly the most ecological today, still perfectly adapted to the human species. Modern scientific knowledge in the field of anthropology and nutrition show that we can live better, easily achieve better health and halt the current process of degeneration of the species, simply, as this book proposes, by adopting a raw natural diet. 
Pr. H. Leon ABRAMS
Pottenger's Cats: A Study in Nutrition
By Frances Marion Pottenger, Jr. MD
A comparison of healthy cats on raw foods and those on heated diets. Behavioral characteristics, arthritis, sterility, skeletal deformities and allergies are some of the problems that are associated with the consumption of cooked foods.
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
Purdue: Food price hike likely after long drought
INDIANAPOLIS — The drought that’s hitting much of the Midwest this summer will hit consumers in the pocketbook by next year, Purdue agricultural experts said Thursday.
The persistent hot, dry weather has hit farm production in Indiana, the nation’s fifth-largest producer of corn, harder than any other major corn and soybean producing state, economist Chris Hurt said at a news conference in Indianapolis. The conditions have shrunk corn and soybean production and dried up pastures where cattle feed in summertime, Hurt said.
U.S. food prices tend to rise when production decreases in major farm states and the drought is likely to affect production in other breadbasket states too, he said.
The U.S. Agriculture Department projects that food prices will rise by as much as 3.5 percent starting late this year and into 2013. Everything from meat, margarine and milk to baked goods, cereal and salad dressing will likely cost more, Hurt said.
And food prices were already high in 2011, agricultural economist Corinne Alexander said.
Beef prices could rise by as much as 10 percent through next year if ranchers lose many cattle to heat stress or sell off portions of their herds to avoid the high cost of feed, according to data produced by agricultural researchers at the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service.
Richard Volpe, a USDA research economist in Washington, D.C., said if herds shrink and overseas demand grows, beef prices are bound to go up.
“We’re looking at much higher meat prices until at least 2014,” Alexander said.
Hurt said the impact on consumers will be even greater because incomes aren’t rising in line with food prices. “The difficulty is that (food) is one of the necessities of life,” Hurt said.
The Purdue research cooperative forecasts that if the drought continues through August — and it shows no sign of letting up — crop losses could be as great as they were during the 1988 drought, when corn and soybean production plummeted by about 30 percent.
Food prices jumped by more than 5 percent after the drought and by nearly 6 percent in 1989, according to figures provided by Volpe.
Another factor will be the ethanol industry, which is promised the first five billion bushels of corn produced every year under federal law, Hurt said. If production drops as much as expected, he said, “The issue we haven’t heard since 2008 is going to come back — food versus fuel.” That could lead to a political battle in Washington, he added.
The thunderstorms that crossed Indiana in the last week didn’t do much to relieve the thirsty soil, and a sweltering heat wave has engulfed much of the state with temperatures climbing to 100 degrees or more.
The new U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday showed nearly a quarter of Indiana is in extreme drought, mostly in the southwestern part of the state Thursday’s report listed 89 percent of the state as in at least moderate drought after Indiana’s driest June on record..
Less than half of the normal amount of rain has fallen across much of the state since May 1. The parched conditions have been aggravated by a dry, mild winter and above-normal temperatures.
Much of the west, especially Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah, also was in extreme drought, according to the map.
Every day without rain causes crop conditions to deteriorate, Purdue corn specialist Bob Nielsen said, and some damage is already irreversible. Four to 6 inches of precipitation over several weeks would be required to provide much relief, he said.
“These droughts are devilish things, and it’s hard to predict what’s going to break them,” Nielsen said.
Paul Roberts: The End of Food
The End of Food
Journalist Paul Roberts, Author of "The End of Food" cautions us about the demise of the modern food economy.
About the book (from
In this carefully researched, vividly recounted narrative, Roberts lays out the stark economic realities beneath modern food—and shows how our system for making, marketing, and moving what we eat is growing less and less compatible with the billions of consumers that system was built to serve.
At the heart of The End of Food is a grim paradox: the rise of large-scale, hyper-efficient industrialized food production, though it generates more food more cheaply than at any time in history, has reached a point of dangerously diminishing returns. Our high-volume factory systems are creating new risks for food-borne illness—from E. coli and Salmonella to avian flu. Our high-yield crops and livestock generate grain, vegetables, and meat of declining nutritional quality. Overproduction is so routine that nearly one billion people are now overweight or obese worldwide—and yet those extra calories are still so unevenly distributed that the same number of people—one billion, roughly one in every seven of us—can't get enough to eat. In some of the hardest-hit regions, such as sub-Saharan Africa, the lack of a single nutrient—vitamin A—has left more than 3 million children permanently blind.
Meanwhile, the shift to heavily mechanized, chemically intensive farming has so compromised the soils, water systems, and other natural infrastructure upon which all food production depends that it's unclear how long such output can be maintained. And just as we've begun to understand the limits of our industrialized superabundance, the burgeoning economies of Asia, where newly wealthy consumers are rapidly adopting Western-style, meat-heavy diets, are putting new demands on global food supplies.
Comprehensive and global, with lucid writing, dramatic detail and fresh insights, The End of Food offers readers new, accessible way to understand the vulnerable miracle of the modern food economy. Roberts presents clear, stark visions of the future and helps us prepare to make the decisions -- personal and global -- we must make to survive the demise of food production as we know it.
Health Benefits of Chlorella – The Disease Fighting Powers
The Remarkable Healing Properties of Pumpkin Seed

Wild Russia: The Secret Forest
National Geographic Film

Next World TV
Biomimicry is Booming
Nature Is The Best Teacher
Nature is the best engineering and design teacher of all- it's been there for 3.8 billion years, constantly evolving brilliant solutions.
The movement dedicated to learning and aligning with this infinite wisdom is Biomimicry.
Biomimicry is a new science that studies nature's models and then emulates these forms, processes, and strategies to solve human problems. Sustainability is already a given, because after all, nature has made all these systems work for 3.8 billion years.
How does nature deal with evenly distributing nourishment within a system for example? Ask a leaf or the branch of a tree, and you will see established patterns, mathematical formulas that nature makes use of time and again. The forms are there for us to study, to learn from -- and to design in accordance with.
This video shines the spotlight on what we learn from creatures of the sea.
Biomimicry is taught at the Ontario College of Art and Design.
Instructor Carl Hastrich says: "It's huge. It really is shifting mindsets. We're only just recently remembering that nature is far more complex, far more intricate, far more innovative on all sorts of different levels than we ever imagined."
--Bibi Farber

I, Pet Goat II
Natural News
Big Pharma criminality no longer a conspiracy theory
 Bribery, fraud, price fixing now a matter of public record
The Pharmacratic Inquisition DVD - Official Online Edition
Human race being terminated by 'scientific suicide'
Vaccine bombshell: Baby monkeys given standard doses of popular vaccines develop autism symptoms 
(NaturalNews) If vaccines play absolutely no role in the development of childhood autism, a claim made by many medical authorities today, then why are some of the most popular vaccines commonly administered to children demonstrably causing autism in animal primates? This is the question many people are now asking after a recent study conducted by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh (UP) in Pennsylvania revealed that many of the infant monkeys given standard doses of childhood vaccines as part of the new research developed autism symptoms.

Looming Health Crisis
 Wireless Technology and the Toxification of America
By Prof. James F. Tracy
Thermography Shows Shocking
Cell Phone EMF Degeneration

Please send out a reminder notice about the Occupy Bohemian Grove protest this Saturday to everyone you know. .  People can get the info at


Occupy Activists Join Social Justice Organizations to Protest the 1% at the Bohemian Grove July 14,
June 28, 2012

Media Contacts:

Susan Lamont: Peace and Justice Center of Sonoma County: 707-575-8902
Attila Nagy: Occupied Press/Prensa Ocupada North Bay: 707-795-1044
Peter Phillips: Media Freedom Foundation/Project Censored:  707-874-2695
Mary Moore, Bohemian Grove Action Network: 707-874-2248
Information at:

Occupy groups from Santa Rosa, San Francisco, Portland, Sebastopol, and Petaluma, are joining some twenty other social justice activist organizations to protest the powerful one-percent elites partying at the Bohemian Grove in Monte Rio, California July 14-29.
2,000-3,000 rich and wealthy men have gathered every summer for 133 years in a private 2,800 acre ancient redwood retreat to celebrate themselves with parties, entertainment, and speakers. The men, Bohemian Club members and their guests, will hold a cremation of care ceremony July 14, where they symbolically burn the cares of the world before a giant owl in a bizarre annual ritual.
This year’s protest against the gathering of the world’s political and economic elite is called “Occupy Bohemian Grove, Expose the 1%.   Occupy groups across America, and increasingly the world, are working to expose the one percent in control of global resources who are bringing human rights repression, environmental destruction, and war to humankind.
The Fukushima Mothers and Cindy Sheehan are joining the twenty-four co-sponsors for a Creation of Care ceremony, speakers, and music, Saturday, July 14, at the Monte Rio Amphitheater, just outside the gates of the Bohemian Grove. Kris Welsh will MC the day, and Dennis Bernstein, host of Flashpoints on KPFA/Pacifica radio will broadcast live from the event. Russia Today-TV with Abby Martin will film and John Rees with No-Lies Radio will video-cast the day on the Internet.
The protest will feature Occupy groups as well as other organizations including Code Pink, Peace and Justice Center, ANSWER Coalition, Project Censored, Bohemian Grove Action Network, Veterans for Peace, National Lawyers Guild, Round Valley Indians for Justice, and various others groups focused on key issues, such as climate change, human rights, Palestine, Cuban Five, and a living wage. Representatives from these organizations and more will speak joining in coalition to create a vast cornucopia of care as a counter to the one-percent elites less than a mile away. In addition to the speakers, the program at the amphitheater will include musical performances by Dave Lippman, Teresa Tudury, Jim Ocean, Scott Gerber, Attila Nagy, Keith Blackstone and the Hubbub Club.
Admission to the Creation of Care is free. It will run from noon to 4 p.m. at the Monte Rio amphitheater, which is located at 9925 Main Street in downtown Monte Rio.
Please see the complete list of endorsements and speakers on our flyer.
Open Letter to San Francisco Bohemian Club

July 4, 2012

Mr. Robert J. Boesch
President San Francisco Bohemian Club
624 Taylor Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Dear Mr. Boesch,

Media Freedom Foundation/Project Censored has joined a  coalition of some twenty-five social justice organizations and occupy groups to protest the San Francisco Bohemian Club’s practices at your annual summer encampments.
We are holding an Occupy Bohemian Grove protest in Monte Rio on July 14, 2012. For publicity and information on this event see: 
Occupy groups from five cities are involved in protesting your annual summer encampment of the rich and powerful 1%. Given that it takes $588,000 in assets to be in the top 1% of the world richest people, we believe that a significant portion of your members fit this category. 
Our group has attended the planning meetings for this protest, and want to inform you about the days events and make some policy recommendations for the Club to consider.
The Occupy Bohemian Grove coalition is planning a four hour public assembly from noon to 4:00 on July 14. During that time there will be speakers, music and a creation of care ceremony in opposition to your cremation of care and private talks by policy elites at the Grove.  KPFA radio will broadcast live from Monte Rio, No Lies Radio will video feed the proceedings on the internet, and Russia Today TV will be filming and interviewing activists.
We are not planning or promoting civil disobedience or trespassing on Grove property as part of the protest. We are not organizing a march on the Grove, as has been done in the past. Some curious participants may walk up the Bohemian Highway to see your gates.

Recommendations to the San Francisco Bohemian Club in a time of Occupy the 1%.


The 2,000 acre retreat, now privately held near Monte Rio, California, is in part an ancient old growth redwood forest with trees over one thousand years of age and;
The San Francisco Bohemian Club continues to exclude women from membership and;
Significant public leaders in the world give private keynote addresses (chats) on a daily basis on important policy issues, and;
The private happenings inside the summer retreat boundaries face continuing unproven rumors regarding nefarious behaviors and insider deals made by powerful elites.

We Recommend that:

1. The Bohemian Grove recognize the rights of humankind to enjoy a fair share of the common heritage of the ancient redwood forest by opening the Grove to tours on a regular basis when club members are not assembled—
2. The Bohemian Club begin a policy of admitting women and arranging the Grove to accommodate both genders—
3. The lakeside chats and other addresses by key policy officials be made public on-line and transcripts prepared and published—
4. The Cremation of Care ceremony be transformed into a building of unity of care in the world and the ceremony be made public on-line—
5. The Bohemian Club set up an on-line live feed from the main stage and field circle, as events are occurring.
We strongly believe in full transparency of public figures giving lectures to a select few men and we believe that the privacy of your events is unnecessary in a time of increasingly inequality between the 1% and the 99%.  
We think that the San Francisco Bohemian Club can demonstrate a belief in an open transparent democratic society by simply changing a few of your historical policies. As symbolic representatives of the top 1% in the world, it is time for you to exercise a responsibility to help build a fair sharing of the world’s resources starting with your own Club.      
This letter has been publicly released. We trust you will take our recommendations seriously.

Peter Phillips
President Media Freedom Foundation
Mickey Huff
Director of Project Censored
Mary Lia
Fair Share of the Common Heritage
Andy Lee Roth
Associate Director of Project Censored
Bill Simon
Veterans for Peace, Chapter 71
Dear Friend,

With our economy struggling, some veterans are already having a hard time transitioning into the civilian workforce.  While there are public and private efforts to help these veterans find jobs, too often they end up unemployed for extended periods of time.  Our veterans chose a career in the service of our country and we need to make sure they have every possible opportunity when they return from combat.  
Veterans have the work ethic, the leadership and specialized skills that make them well-qualified for positions in the private sector.  Unfortunately, bureaucratic red tape often delays veterans from utilizing their unique talents and experience.  It is common for our veterans to discover that even though they have the training to perform a wide variety of occupations when they leave the service, businesses, states and even other departments of the federal government may not recognize their training.  This can delay the transition for veterans by requiring them to undergo unnecessary certification of their proven skills and prevents them from quickly moving into the workforce.  This is unacceptable, and this week the House took action to stop these delays from happening.  
With the passing of the Veteran Skills to Jobs Act, veterans returning to civilian life will have a smoother transition to jobs that match their talents.  This bill requires federal agencies to streamline the licensing process for veterans seeking a private sector job that that they have demonstrated they are qualified to do.  Instead of requiring veterans to undergo a lengthy and redundant training process to gain the skills that they already possess, these agencies would simply issue licenses to trained, qualified veterans.
Seven states have already taken the lead to fix this problem.  The Veteran Skills to Jobs Act is a common-sense solution to a very serious bureaucratic problem.  Matching veterans with federal licenses that require their expertise is good for veterans and good for our economy.  Be assured that I will continue working to do all that I can to help veterans find careers that give them the opportunity to succeed beyond their service and support their families.
Kay Granger
Member of Congress, 12th District
Fort Worth, Texas | Washington, D. C.