Friday, July 20, 2012

Triple-A Gangsterism

“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”
-James Madison

“The prerequisite for action is the will and courage to be truthful.”

“Skilled persons require a framework that provides incentives for working hard and taking risks, enabling their talents to flower and come to fruition. The key elements of such a framework are economic liberty, respect for property, and fair and sensible rules of the market that are enforced equally for all.”
“The essence of wealth is the capacity to control the forces of nature, and the extent of wealth depends upon the level of technology and the ability to create new knowledge.”
-Julian Simon, in The Ultimate Resource
Communists... are what they call their rivals. Economic Developers... are what they call their allies but they are one and the same in practice.

Lost Horizons Newsletter
Words Matter
There's an old wisdom observed many times in many different forms by thoughtful folk over the ages: You don't know what you don't know. Everyone has seen this expressed in one way or another, and it is fairly self-evident, even though it is a wisdom that most of us would do well to have tattooed on the back of our hands (or posted in every voting booth), because it's so easy to forget.
Here's another truth of a similar character, but subtler: You can't think what you can't say. This latter wisdom is also ancient, and finds expression in the mystic traditions of most cultures as the principle that one can't truly have mastery over a thing unless and until one has learned its true name. In its grossest sense, this simply means that if you haven't got a word or words for something, you can't manipulate it in your mind. Just like "You don't know what you don't know", You can't think what you can't say is a self-evident fact once articulated. But since we can't readily imagine that there is anything for which we have no word(s) ('cause... you know... we have no words for it...), it's easy to be oblivious to this limitation.
But being oblivious to this limitation can be dangerous because people compelled to think or speak about something for which they have no words automatically default to words which aren't quite accurate. Such alternatives serve as varyingly-distorting placeholders for a more accurate word which is unavailable due to not being known, not having yet been coined, involving a concept too unsettling to be squarely named or because an interested communicant has control of the conversation and is imposing an inaccurate word for his own purposes. This leads to a corollary to You can't think what you can't say, which is: You can't think clearly about what you can't or won't name accurately.
Sometimes the substitution/distortion is totally inadvertent-- indeed, inescapable. For instance, at one time the elaborately described and differentiated psychological subdivisions and complexes that are now believed more accurate were at one time represented by only four words: Sanguine, Phlegmatic, Melancholy and Choleric. The newer words now used to replace the Big Four with today's Big Four Hundred (or four thousand) didn't exist (and/or hadn't been given their current meanings), and the thoughts that are now made possible by their use were not possible. It was possible to have a sense that there was more there than the Big Four described, but only a fuzzy sense. The new words had to be invented or evolved before the modern complexity could become a meaningful reality.
Sometimes the substitution/distortion is totally deliberate, as when euphemisms are deployed. A euphemism is a term or expression deliberately used as a substitute for something too unsettling to name accurately. Because the euphemism is used, the subject for which it is substituted is not squarely faced, and is not rationally considered. For instance, when those advocating violence describe incidental dead innocents as "collateral damage", it is for the very purpose of keeping "innocent deaths" from being rationally and accurately considered (because whatever violence is being advocated won't be supported in the light of full understanding of such side effects).
Then there is the substitution/distortion that arises inadvertently (because to begin with there is no new, more accurate word added to the language) and is prolonged because the very distortion in the first instance renders the need for better accuracy difficult to recognize (and the distortion is nurtured by interests benefiting from the inaccuracy). One example would be the use of the word "money" in reference to "federal reserve notes" (FRNs).
FRNs aren't "money" as the term is accurately used, either as a matter of law (which defines real American money in terms of gold and silver), or as the word is commonly meant (which is in reference to something of inherent, widely-recognized value that is durable, easily divisible, provable as to its character and purity, and portable). But the introduction of FRNs into use here in America was a drawn-out process during which the scabrous things went from being redeemable warehouse receipts for real money (at which point calling them "money" was not a wildly inaccurate short-hand) to their current status as nothing but a bet that there will be another guy willing to take some in exchange for his real goods on the gamble that there'll be yet another guy willing to take them from him in turn (meaning that calling FRNs "money" now is wildly inaccurate and misleading).
So, because the manner in which their actual nature evolved over the course of a couple of generations caused the distortion to conceal itself (and because of the active encouragement of inaccuracy by vested interests), most Americans have been induced to use the term "money" when thinking or speaking about FRNs. Thus, most Americans have been made incapable of accurately considering the difference between FRNs and real money, and thinking clearly about the threat to American well-being that the former represent.
Here's another example of an originally inadvertent substitution/distortion that has been prolonged: the use of the term "taxes" for the fees the federal government has been Constitutionally-authorized to charge for its services.
Perhaps because there was no different and more nuanced term available in the English language at the time of the Constitutional Convention, and because it was widely understood in the states at that time that America was not just setting up a homegrown monarchy of the same sort under which the English crown was understood to possess an ownership interest in other people's property, the word "taxes" was used in our fundamental law even though we WEREN'T referring to or authorizing some kind of governmental claim of right to anyone else's stuff, as the word is meant elsewhere. In our case that word was used to refer to what actually are nothing but "fees for service", rather than "tribute" or "claims of sovereign right".
But because "tax" DOES mean "tribute" or "sovereign claims" elsewhere and elsewhen, its unfortunate use here in lieu of a more accurate term has led to a widespread inability on the part of many Americans to think clearly about what is meant when the word is used in our laws. Hearing (or reading) "tax", many Americans have come to think "something the government is authorized to take from people as it wills, just because it wills." The fact is, of course, there is no such thing in the American system, but the persistent use without clarification of the foreign-baggage-laden term "tax" has distorted understanding of the term in its American sense, and led many folks to an overall muddled perception of the nature of government in this country (a problem especially widespread today, with meaningful "civics" no longer taught in government schools).
What we DO have in this country is a varied collection of permissions granted to the federal government to seek revenue through the agreement or voluntary actions of others. For instance, the federal government has been given permission to seek cash injections from the constituent union states (direct taxes, subject to the rules of under Article 1, section 9). Under these provisions the states agreed to allow any member of the House of Representatives to move for revenue injections from the states. If the measure wins sufficient support in both houses of the legislature, liability for the injections fall on the state governments, apportioned based on the population of each.
The federal government has also been given permission to charge for various things citizens choose to do. For instance, the government can charge fees for bringing goods into the country across the national border (tariffs), or for the profitable use or exercise of federal offices, property or prerogatives, the fee for which is attendant upon, and measured by, gain from the activities ("income" excises). Permission has been given for the feds to tack fees onto the price of certain goods sold within its territorial jurisdiction, as well (the purchase of which, and therefore the payment of the fee, is wholly within the voluntary choice of the buyer).
The federal government has NOT been given permission to construct, construe or administer any fee so as to impose a liability on any citizen (an unapportioned capitation or other direct fee), such as would be the nature of its revenue measures if they were what most folks mistake, for instance, the "income tax" to be. Indeed, it has been expressly prohibited from doing such a thing.
For 150 years (1789 to 1939), the true nature of "tax" in the American system was widely understood, respected and enforced. Sadly though, because of the persistent casual use of the term "tax" without acknowledgement of the unique distinctions of its meaning in America, and crafty and abusive practices by ever-more creative and unscrupulous tax agencies, over the course of time understanding faltered and American taxes have come to be seen as impositions by decree, no different from what the most despotic king has ever levied upon wholly-owned and subordinated subjects in the darkest of dark ages.
Sadder still, because of this one misperception, it becomes easy for Americans to misunderstand every other aspect of the actual legal relationship of government and citizen. Certainly, if that relationship is such that government can simply reach into the purse of the citizen on its own call, it is easy to imagine that it somehow also has the authority to tell people with whom they must trade (or with whom they cannot); what substances they can ingest and cannot; and on and on (soon no doubt to include what information they can and cannot read or hear). Habits of servitude and subordination feed on each other, and once it is admitted that any particular liberty can be taken by the State, resistance to the next is weaker.
On the other hand, spreading understanding among the American public of the real nature of the American tax structure turns the glass over. Knowledge of the truth nurtures good habits and restores power to the people, where it is meant to reside.
So teach your children well, and your friends and neighbors, too. Be clear with your words. Soon we will find our understanding and clarity of thought refreshed, and will regain the mastery that can only come by knowing and calling things by their true names.
“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”
-James Madison
Learn about the existential threat facing America today-- and what the Founders provided for our defense against it—at
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.

Common Core

our mission
The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.

Invisible Serfs Collar

Credential Inflation-How Reforming Higher Ed With Learner Outcomes Can Damage All Degrees

A few days ago I got linked in a conversation on Rampant Credentialism. Readers frustrated that the degree they had paid good money to obtain didn’t really provide the knowledge or skills anyone seemed to want to pay for. Another reader complained that he had been a craftsman for many years and was now being told he had to get a certificate proving his Competency. He had paid for the program and finished it so he could keep making a living with his experience and skills. But that the coursework of the program itself added nothing. If that certificate was all someone without experience had, it would barely be worth the paper it was written on. Yet it was now required to open the door to future employment. Ensuring a nice stream of income for some credentialing institution.  And what if the next degree is just more of the same?

Remember the cliche about the thousand mile journey still requiring that first step? Well the first step in using education as a means for trying to obtain a different utopian tomorrow redesigned around Sustainability and planned and managed through the advances in computer technology needed that first step somewhere. The somewhere has been higher ed. Going on for more than twenty years now. But nobody told the students or parents or taxpayers.

College used to be where you could go and encounter greatness. Great Minds. Great Books. Great Ideas to Build On. And if you weren’t terribly good at negotiating those encounters and felt more shocked than invigorated, you changed your major or muddled along or learned to cultivate different important character traits besides the intellect. The world truly does need all kinds of knowledge and skills. The science nerd capable of invention needs the people person to help her sell it.

We have talked about Outcomes Based Education in the K-12 classroom. Did you know the Regional Accreditors have pushed Learning Outcomes in higher ed? Major by Major? How about new means of measuring progress and activities so that students from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities and genders and races can all obtain degrees and credentials at rates reflecting their percentage of the population? Did you realize that colleges and universities not willing to go along with the Regional Accreditors vision for transforming American education can lose the right to participate in the federal student loan program? Did you realize the vision of education credentials for all is tied to a political vision for a different kind of society and economy that’s not in place yet? And if it ever does occur, we are looking at drastic reductions in economic prosperity for everyone but the politically connected? Does anyone think the typical employee or exec with a Regional Accreditor has any idea what makes an economy grow? Or a recognition from history that degreed, socially reengineered Human Capital without useful knowledge or skills is a path to disaster?

Did you know that other countries pushing Outcomes Based Education in K-12 and higher ed also adopt Qualifications Frameworks to try to force private businesses to accept these credentials? Which means even more regulation and expensive compliance measures from would-be employers? Money that could have gone towards hiring more employees or developing new desired products and services? That Qualifications Frameworks are expensive, controversial, and a quick trip to a dirigiste economy?

This already revised nature of higher ed is integral to the Common Core’s definition of College Ready. Many changes are already in place and more are coming. All assume preparation for a reimagined future. A dangerous act of widespread social engineering largely going on outside the public eye or awareness. Even many insiders know something is changing but not precisely what it is or what is driving it.

With the current use of the term P-20 meaning Preschool through College, Masters, and Doctorate programs based on generic Competency, Common Core is not just about the attitudes, values, emotions, and interpersonal skill shifts we have  been talking about now in post after post. No the student’s job is also to keep showing up year after year to obtain needed credentials that enrich everyone tied into what is the 2nd largest industry in the world after retail.

Students exist so that administrators can have well-paying jobs.  It’s true in K-12 and it’s especially true on campus. When you reorganize undergraduate education around “Improving Student Engagement, Experience, And Learning Outcomes” or “Learning within a Campus Culture of Diversity,” it takes a great deal of administrative monitoring and meddling to ensure professors do not revert to testing on facts and a body of knowledge. That’s not equally accessible to all students. DING goes the not-to-be permitted gong.

Assessment (one of the listed Big A’s in changing higher ed) for all is to be “multidimensional, integrated, and revealed in performance over time.” That should get more students to the finish line of getting a degree. It may also be propelling us towards a world where that credential leaves its holder unprepared for anything but waiting tables. Even worse, some of those with the paper credentials had the creativity and imagination and skills with abstract ideas and sequential logic that were never cultivated. The policies and practices of Education for All in too much of their K-12 and then higher ed means that potential is lost. We are all poorer when we restrict our best minds to basic nutrition needed by anyone.

I mentioned in the July 16 post that if the Earth was not moving toward critical environmental tipping points, the proposed Common Core education theories and practices were a fast train to economic catastrophe. Transforming P-20 to Learner Outcomes accessible for all is an expensive fast train to economic catastrophe. And this train has already left the station and is picking up speed. The accreditors seem to want to keep an ongoing relationship now instead of periodic ten-year reviews.

So the push for transformative change is now virtually constant. Just what you did not want to hear before you wrote that tuition check or took out that loan. But we need better recognition of what is wrong if there’s to be any chance that next year’s tuition is not to be purchasing an even more manipulated degree program. I don’t think we can rely on Accreditation (the 2nd Big A) to recognize what is wrong with the map they are using to direct the higher ed train. You see, there is no one forcing Accountability (the 3rd Big A to Transformation) on the Accreditors. Nice gig if you qualify.
Invisible Serfs Collar
"a group which desires to be strong has no use for the man who claims to think for himself."
So Now Common Core Rejects Individual Thinking to Embrace Soviet Psychology & Ecology?
This week was the perfect example of why it is important these days to read everything the federal government publishes touching education. It also serves as a reminder that the Summary up front never reveals the juicy relevant details we need to know. This is especially true when the federal government announces that Common Core is not a Product as in knowledge American students should know but a Process of learning in “culturally relevant contexts.” It rejected the traditional view of cognition as “too narrowly focused on individual thinking and learning” and thereby proved why you really do not want unaccountable federal officials with all that money and power and lobbyists wanting a portion of it establishing local education policy.
The report, called Education for Life and Work and published by the National Research Council, rejected the cognitive perspective that has all the confirming research supporting how and why it worked. Instead it embraced the socio-cultural perspective of learning because it was a theory that met its goal of applying equally to all students. Wow! Here’s precisely what they said:
“In the socio-cultural perspective, learning takes place as individuals participate in the practices of a community, using the tools, language, and other cultural artifacts of the community.”
Just in case you were wondering precisely how online computer gaming had become classified as “learning,” there you go. And the push for IPads or SMART phones in class? Interacting with the everyday technology and each other is now the kind of tool use and community practices that are to constitute Common Core learning for the 21st century. If you, like me, are struck by the fact that it would be difficult to come up with a better strategy for creating mindless drones, don’t worry. There is still the NEA’s Purple America values curriculum and all that Positive School Climate moral and character curriculum to create a sense of well-being that we have been talking about.
You really do want to laugh, don’t you? It seems rather preposterous. But remember that pronouncement on learning “through social interactions in a community” involves many of the same agencies and funding entities involved in that Belmont Challenge restructuring of the US economy and society around sustainability and citizen wellbeing. We talked about that in the June 14 post on the Belmont Challenge and the next post on the Future Earth Alliance .
Invisible Serfs Collar
"a group which desires to be strong has no use for the man who claims to think for himself."
Real Change will Require New Values and New Ways of Thinking or Social Engineering Is Hard
Posted on July 16, 2012
Well I am combining two different points that aim for the same goal in that title. The latter part is from a March 2012 article in Scientific American explaining that the future science initiatives needed to be in “psychology, sociology, economics and political science” in order to get “species-wide alteration in basic human behavior.” Well how’s that for ambitious? Wouldn’t a deep seated Common human Core of shared values and common attitudes grounded in emotion instead of facts come in handy for such a transformative aspiration? Here’s the premise that all these education reforms in the US, UK, and Australia we have been talking about are based on:
“Human societies must now change course and steer away from critical tipping points in the Earth system that might lead to rapid and irreversible change. This requires fundamental reorientation and restructuring of national and international institutions toward more effective Earth system governance and planetary stewardship.”

Invisible Serfs Collar
"a group which desires to be strong has no use for the man who claims to think for himself."
Learning to Learn or How to Replace Old Minds with Sustainable New Ones
Posted on July 18, 2012
I know you are thinking no one would really say that but they did. In fact the book we talked about in our last post Management for A Small Planet even has a chapter called “We Are How We Think” that quotes a 1989 book by Population and Environmental alarmist Paul Ehrlich. Ehrlich wrote “there is now a mismatch between the human mind and the world people inhabit”. To properly deal with the environmental threats he saw everywhere, people “need to replace our old minds with new ones.” How? By changing the learning process itself. Now before I explain how in ways that will build on things like the SEL, values, communitarian ethos, and higher order thinking we have been talking about, I want to talk about Ehrlich’s dispute and bet with economist Julian Simon over the future. And whether to be optimistic or pessimistic.
Now I am not going to explain the wager itself. It is too easy to search the phrase “simon ehrlich wager” and get the details. It is Simon’s vision of humanity and education and the economy I first want to talk about. His vision reflects what most of us think we are getting when we pay property taxes to fund schools or write that tuition check or take out a student loan. If our education spending is based on obtaining Simon’s vision for the future but we are unwittingly buying Ehrlich’s desire for reframed new minds instead, I think it is past time we recognize that difference. Especially if Common Core and the related reforms of higher ed are about to really impose the Ehrlich/Small Planet mental vision.
In 1981 Julian Simon wrote a book The Ultimate Resource that rebutted all the doom and gloom about the scarcity of energy and natural resources and the “perils of overpopulation” that people like Ehrlich or groups like the Club of Rome had been pushing throughout the 1970s. Simon argued that it is the human mind that has made natural resources of value in the first place. He believed and argued persuasively that the ultimate resource on Planet Earth is the human imagination of creative, knowledgeable people when combined with a determined human spirit. That combination is what literally creates civilizations. At least it can when it is combined with a political-social-economic system that provides personal freedom from government coercion.
What Simon points out (pages 11 -13) in the 1996 reissue called The Ultimate Resource 2 is that if you look everywhere in the world where widespread prosperity and human progress has ever appeared you find important commonalities in the story:
“Skilled persons require a framework that provides incentives for working hard and taking risks, enabling their talents to flower and come to fruition. The key elements of such a framework are economic liberty, respect for property, and fair and sensible rules of the market that are enforced equally for all.”
Now Simon’s definition of “skilled” is not the generic 21st century skills designed to be accessible to anyone drawing a breath. He meant education that actually increases the “stock of useful knowledge,” not paper credentalling for all in the name of social justice. As Simon says (I couldn’t help myself but this really is not a child’s game): “minds matter economically as much as, or more than, hands or mouths.” Now here is the critical point where Julian Simon is precisely right but it is diametrically opposed to the Sustainability vision of the future economy:
“The essence of wealth is the capacity to control the forces of nature, and the extent of wealth depends upon the level of technology and the ability to create new knowledge.”
That is the opposite of the Small Planet/Sustainability/UNESCO vision of the future. That new knowledge is created from a solid foundation of the transmitted knowledge of the Ages that the Common Core and OBE and the UN’s Education For All generally refuse to allow. With the regional accreditors on board to act as enforcers for this Ehrlich/Small Planet quest for new minds.
So Simon won the wager and Ehrlich paid him. But Ehrlich’s economic and environmental vision is what has been and is being unwittingly adopted globally through Outcomes Based Education grounded in authentic learning and emotionally engaging pedagogies and ecological/cultural approaches to curriculum. A classic example of winning the battle and losing the war. And mostly out of sight as taxpayers believe they are getting consistent content requirements state to state in case they ever need to move. Other countries got similar Bait and Switch programs. The solution to the created problem in education ends up being a more extreme version of what created the problem initially.
Authentic learning (ATLAS) came to Australia officially about 2001. In the US it is a part of the Common Core implementation. The idea is to “investigate real-world topics and solve real-world problems.” Students are to “demonstrate their understanding by applying what they have learned to new and challenging situations.” Ehrlich’s new minds (he has plenty of company from our previous posts) then are supposed to come about through double-loop learning processes. Yes that really is italicized just like that on page 95 of Small Planet just after the new minds quote. I have a feeling all that data and feedback we keep hearing about will be very helpful to this aim of altering mental frameworks.
So basically you take those authentic, challenging real-world topics and complex, largely insoluble, social problems and have the students reflect and inquire.  Teachers and other students examine the underlying assumptions, values, experiences, and social norms that frame each student’s expressed beliefs. The double-loop aspect focuses on the systems structures that supposedly “address the underlying causes of behavior.”
And that fundamental personal reexamination process and inquiry into a real world that the student is unlikely to have much factual knowledge about (content no longer being the main point of school) is officially called “learning to learn.” And it is regarded as a terrific foundation for modifying how people think. To get them to see the world in terms of dynamic interrelationships.
And only in terms of their own physical interactions and experiences and emotions. How politically useful but so mentally confining. Makes you want to rebel and go read a book just for spite.
RNC confirms Ron Paul will be up for nomination

Designer life, mutant animals, genetic engineering, gene therapy, insurance - future health speaker

Behold The Pale Horse sung by Charlie Daniels
Geographic Information for Sustainable Development – Global Perspectives and Trends
Map Asia – August 30, 2006 – Bangkok, Thailand

Amazon Reviews
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The Lost Chapter of Acts of the Apostles
By E. Raymond Capt
Zero Hedge
Farage On The 'Scientology-Like' Cult Of The Euro
Huffington Post
The Sacredness of Life and Liberty
By George Lakoff and Elizabeth Wehling
Freedom Requires Work

Bolshevik Revolutionaries

July 16, 2012
Do Obama's Executive Orders Reveal A Pattern?

World View Foundations
“The prerequisite for action is the will and courage to be truthful.”

Want to Know
For Those Who Want To Know
The Georgetown Law Journal
The Shetar's Effect on English Law—A Law of
the Jews Becomes the Law of the Land

The rational study of law is still to a large extent the study of history.
-- Holmes, The Path of the Law
By Judith A. Shapiro
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The Path of the Law
By Oliver Wendell Holmes
The Path of the Law is the single most important essay about law ever written. The perfect gift for anyone who ever entered law school, it defines the responsibilities of the legal profession from one of law's greatest practitioners.

George Lunt

Thomas Pynchon
(b. 1937)

1963       V. Pynchon's first novel introduces readers to the writer's complex encyclopedic style, absurdist comedy, and penchant for paranoia. It takes the form of a quest for an elusive figure who is in turns a woman, a construction, and a force across major portions of nineteenth- and twentieth-century history. It has been described as a black comic odyssey into the bizarre anxieties of the modern world. Born on Long Island, New York, Pynchon served in the navy and graduated from Cornell, where one of his professors was Vladimir Nabokov.
1966       The Crying of Lot 49. Pynchon's second novel concerns Oedipa Maas's search to uncover a vast underground conspiracy. Pynchon's shortest and most accessible novel would be later dismissed by its author as a "story... which was marketed as a 'novel,' and in which I seem to have forgotten most of what I thought I'd learned up till then." Critics have generally disagreed, finding in the work most of Pynchon's major themes.
1973       Gravity's Rainbow. Set during the waning days of World War II, the encyclopedic novel leads readers through plot and stylistic twists so labyrinthine that reality can no longer be differentiated from extravagant fantasy. The book becomes one of the most widely discussed of its day and wins the National Book Award. Pynchon's masterwork has prompted comparisons with James Joyce's Ulysses and other modernist classics.
1984       Slow Learner. Breaking a long silence since the publication of Gravity's Rainbow (1973), Pynchon collects his early short stories and provides in an introduction the fullest self-revelations available about his works.
1990       Vineland. Pynchon's novel juxtaposes the declining radicalism of the 1960s with the leftism of the 1930s and nineteenth-century progressivism. Unassimilated hippies Zoyd Wheeler, his wife, and their daughter, Prairie, are the focus of the plot, which deals with FBI agents, the ubiquitous mind control of television, and in general, the modern tendency for bureaucracy to stifle individuality. Like Pynchon's other fiction, this novel explores a broad social canvas with eccentric characters and a dominant strain of paranoia.
1997       Mason & Dixon. Pynchon's long-anticipated "big book" is a picaresque pastiche of the eighteenth-century novel, following British surveyors Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon as they establish the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland (and much else).

William E. Jenner
Robert Latham Owen

Congressman tells Conservative Activists that fighting for the Constitution is a losing battle

Breaking All the Rules
Number ONE Enemy of the State
There is immense confusion about the nature of the State. There is even more bewilderment about what constitutes a patriot. Any discussion in the civic realm begins with a cultural viewpoint. An attitude toward the proper role of the individual’s relationship with government based upon one’s value system and interpretation of civil order is natural. One man’s patriot is another man’s traitor. Where do you stand on the sentiments behind the penning of the below ideas? Quiz yourself and see if you can figure out the name of the author.
The quotes assembled in this essay illustrate that government officials and agencies would put the critic on a terrorist watch list. Read each and compare if the thought behind the passage agrees with your value system or if the attitude is too extreme for mainstream politics in today’s America. If left up to the national security apparatus, the author would be on a wanted poster, labeled as the Number One Enemy of the State.
Lincoln’s Monetary Policy
from Senate Document No. 23
National Economy
and the
Banking System of the United States

Presented by: Mr. Logan, January 24, 1939.

Money is the creature of law and the creation of the original issue of money should be maintained as an exclusive monopoly of National Government.
Money possesses no value to the State other than given to it by circulation. Capital has its proper place and is entitled to every protection. The wages of men should be recognized in the structure of government and in the social order as more important than the wages of money.
No duty is more imperative on the Government than the duty it owes the people to furnish them with a sound and uniform currency, and of regulating the circulation of the medium of exchange so that labor will be protected from a vicious currency, and commerce will be facilitated by cheap and safe exchanges.
The available supply of gold and silver being wholly inadequate to permit the issuance of coins of intrinsic value or paper currency convertible into coin in the volume required to serve the needs of the people, some other basis for the issue of currency must be developed, and some means other than that of convertibility into coin must be developed to prevent undue fluctuations in the value of paper currency or any other substitute for money of intrinsic value that may come into use. The monetary needs of increasing numbers of people advancing toward higher standards of living can and should be met by the Government. Such needs can be served by the issue of national currency and credit through the operation of a national banking system. The circulation of a medium of exchange issued and backed by the Government can be properly regulated and redundancy of issue avoided by withdrawing from circulation such amounts as may be necessary by taxation, redeposit, and otherwise.1 Government has the power to regulate the currency and credit of the nation.
Government should stand behind its currency and credit and the bank deposits of the Nation. No individual should suffer a loss of money through depreciated or inflated currency or bank bankruptcy.
Government possessing the power to create and issue currency and credit as money and enjoying the right to withdraw both currency and credit from circulation by taxation and otherwise, need not and should not 2 borrow capital at interest as the means of financing governmental work and public enterprise.
The Government should create, issue, and circulate all the currency and credit needed to satisfy the spending power of the Government and the buying power of consumers.
The privilege of creating and issuing money is not only the supreme prerogative of Government, but it is the Government’s greatest creative opportunity.
By adoption of these principles, the long-felt want for a uniform medium will be satisfied.
The taxpayers will be saved immense sums in interest, discounts, and exchanges.
The financing of all public enterprise, the maintenance of stable government and ordered process, and the conduct of the Treasury will become matters of practical administration. The people can and will be furnished with a currency as safe as their own Government.

Money will cease to be master and
become the servant of humanity.
Democracy will rise superior
to the money power.

Transhumanist religion 2.0
Cosmism, an emerging “religion 2.0” that is part of a radical futurist conception of the future development of humanity, can give us the positive optimism and “strenuous mood” to overcome our current problems and embark on our cosmic journey.
So say contemporary cosmists, who believe that the “manifest destiny” of our species is colonizing the universe and developing spacetime engineering and scientific “future magic” much beyond our current understanding and imagination.
These ideas were first developed in the late 19th century by Russian Cosmism, the scientific philosophy of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky and Nikolai Fedorov, who considered science as a tool given to us by God to enable us to resurrect the dead and, as promised, enjoy immortal life.
Some cosmists — including me — expect that God-like beings will exist in the future, and they may be able to affect their past — our present — by means of spacetime engineering. Probably other civilizations out there have already attained God-like powers.
“It’s at least conceivable that remarkably advanced technology of the future may allow positive answers — that our descendants will have the god-like ability to recreate us in the future, giving us an unexpected prospect for immortality,” says David Wood in Super-technology and a possible renaissance of religion.
Future magic will permit achieving, by scientific means, most of the promises of religions — and many amazing things that no human religion ever dreamed of. Future God-like beings could resurrect the dead by “copying them to the future.” Perhaps we will be resurrected in virtual reality — and perhaps we are already there.
I have written a lot about these convictions, without calling them “beliefs.” But, following William James, since I am persuaded that these convictions are scientifically plausible, and they give me happiness and drive, I choose to hold them as beliefs.
On Saturday, July 14, 2012, in London, Prisco will give a talk on Turing Church unlimited – Transhumanist Religions 2.0, organized by David Wood and the London Futurists Meetup group. The talk is free to attend. You can sign up on the London Futurists Meetup website or on Facebook.
Giulio Prisco is a science writer, technology expert, futurist and transhumanist.

    G. Prisco and Ben Goertzel, Ten Cosmist Convictions, in A Cosmist Manifesto, Humanity+, 2010
    G. Prisco, Transcendent Engineering, Terasem Journal of Personal Cyberconsciousness, 2011

Addiction Vaccines
Scientists Use Human Experimentation to Advance Transhumanist Agenda

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Troops Ordered To Kill All Americans Who Do Not Turn In Guns
FDCPA Attorney Debt Collector Evidence Rules
Administrative Process Negative Averment 
FDCPA Attorney Debt Collector Evidence Rules
DEBT COLLECTOR Disclosure Statement
Pub. L. 109-351, §§ 801-02, 120 Stat. 1966 (2006)
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HMS Endeavor
The 2nd ship which you were never told about: The Flying Dutchman
HMS Endeavor
What’s a Name?

Becoming a Lloyd’s insurance underwriter, or a “Name”, was until the later part of the twentieth century, only open to a select few. To become a Name, one had to be proposed for membership by another name. The assets and social connections required to join Lloyds made it an exclusive social club, which yielded the sort of dividends that the British upper class felt entitled to by birth. There was, of course, a certain amount of risk, but unlucky investors were encouraged to pay up quietly — “Oh, bad luck old boy, wrong syndicate”. Being a Lloyd’s Name became a sign of both social and financial achievement.
If someone asks you what is your name, he is asking for your insurance underwriter.

Seattle woman weds corporation (PHOTOS)
“Corporate Person and Angela, may your children become sacrifices in war for greater market gain, may your wealth be without end, may your desire for more always be insatiable,” Rev. Lang wished the couple. “May you begin every day in expectation of profit, and end every night resting secure in each other’s bank accounts. May your continuous lies never be revealed, may your lawlessness never be held accountable, may your theft be forgiven, and may you own this nation lock, stock and barrel until freedom is no more.”
Men’s Brains vs Women[’s] Brain[s]

Channeling Reality | Vicky Davis
Marshall Plan for Latin America:
Alliance for Progress
Communists... are what they call their rivals.  Economic Developers... are what they call their allies but they are one and the same in practice.
The Marshall Plan was a proposal by Secretary of State George C. Marshall to provide funding for rebuilding Europe after WWII.  The Alliance for Progress was a Marshall Plan for Latin America.   Kennedy's program clearly had support from the Congress because during his brief stint in the presidency, he succeeded in setting up the institutional infrastructure for what would eventually become the means for extraction of American wealth to foreign countries through foreign aid and trade. The legislative summary can be viewed on the JFK Presidential Library.  
Channeling Reality | Vicky Davis
Operation Pan America
Pan America

Following Simon Bolivar's defeat of the Spanish in South America, he called for a conference of American Independent States.  The Congress of Panama1 took place in 1826 the outcome of which produced the 'Treaty of Union, League and Perpetual Confederation'.    

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Breaking/Confirmed: Sec Clinton Assassination Attempt in Israel (Updated)
Al-Alam and Reuters Report Hillary Clinton Convoy Attack in Israel

By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor

Israeli radio and Reuters broke the story then went mysteriously silent, an assassination attempt inside Israel, on Secretary of State Clinton. 
Soon afterward, Iran’s national network, al Alam went public with a translated version which is being boycotted by news services.
{Read more at the above link…}
Rockefeller Foundation Predicts 13,000 Dead at London 2012 Olympics
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Scenarios for the Future of Technology and International Development
Imagining the Future
There is little doubt that technology will continue to drive change across the developing world. However, uncertainty exists about the role of technological advances in alleviating poverty. To uncover the range of possibilities that may emerge, novel approaches like scenario planning are essential.
“Scenarios for the Future of Technology and International Development,” a new report, features four very different—yet very plausible—visions of how technology could profoundly alter how we address some of the most pressing challenges in the developing world.
Scenario planning—an innovative method of creating narratives about the future—is a powerful tool for assisting organizations in considering how complex problems could evolve and be solved over the long term. The scenario planning process helps to identify unique opportunities, rehearse important decisions by simulating their broader implications, and illuminate previously unexplored areas of intersection.
Download a similar publication: Foresight for Smart Globalization
Larry Silverstein's 9-11 Partner Owns Gateway to Olympics 2012

Henry Makow
More Clues Signal Olympics False Flag
Henry Makow
Happy and Unhappy Slaves
Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity


Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity was founded in 2009 to address falling standards in the media as well as a steep falloff in reporting on state government and provides professional training; research, editorial, multimedia and technical support; and assistance with marketing and promoting the work of a nationwide network of nonprofit reporters.  Supplementing these efforts is our newly launched Citizen Watchdog program that trains ordinary citizens to report from local communities.
Specializing in state and local government, Franklin Center has focused its efforts on reaching maximum penetration within small and mid-sized media markets – on driving a conversation about transparency, accountability, and fiscal responsibility at the grassroots level and putting a human face on public policy.  We specialize in reaching a layman’s audience through local media, coordinating our nationwide network to ensure that we are hitting this audience in every state.

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COMMENTARY: Journalists Still Fighting Old Media Battles
By VP of Journalism, Steven Greenhut

What Really Happened
The Death of Vincent Foster
Evidence Of A Cover-up
By Michael Rivero


This is the story that nobody dares touch.
Despite having reported the discovery of Dr. Haut's signed report confirming the existence of a second wound to Vincent Foster's neck, radio host Rush Limbaugh to this very day refers to Vincent Foster's death as a suicide.
Even Matt Drudge, when presented with the FBI records proving that the FBI fraudulently manufactured Lisa Foster's recognition of the gun found at Fort Marcy Park, refused to get involved, opting instead for a story accusing Sidney Blumenthal of domestic violence (for which Drudge was then sued).

Five Hundred Years of Injustice:
The Legacy of Fifteenth Century Religious Prejudice
By Steve Newcomb

When Christopher Columbus first set foot on the white sands of Guanahani island, he performed a ceremony to "take possession" of the land for the king and queen of Spain, acting under the international laws of Western Christendom. Although the story of Columbus' "discovery" has taken on mythological proportions in most of the Western world, few people are aware that his act of "possession" was based on a religious doctrine now known in history as the Doctrine of Discovery. Even fewer people realize that today - five centuries later - the United States government still uses this archaic Judeo-Christian doctrine to deny the rights of Native American Indians.
Origins of the Doctrine of Discovery

To understand the connection between Christendom's principle of discovery and the laws of the United States, we need to begin by examining a papal document issued forty years before Columbus' historic voyage In 1452, Pope Nicholas V issued to King Alfonso V of Portugal the bull Romanus Pontifex, declaring war against all non-Christians throughout the world, and specifically sanctioning and promoting the conquest, colonization, and exploitation of non-Christian nations and their territories.
Under various theological and legal doctrines formulated during and after the Crusades, non-Christians were considered enemies of the Catholic faith and, as such, less than human. Accordingly, in the bull of 1452, Pope Nicholas directed King Alfonso to "capture, vanquish, and subdue the saracens, pagans, and other enemies of Christ," to "put them into perpetual slavery," and "to take all their possessions and property." [Davenport: 20-26] Acting on this papal privilege, Portugal continued to traffic in African slaves, and expanded its royal dominions by making "discoveries" along the western coast of Africa, claiming those lands as Portuguese territory.
Thus, when Columbus sailed west across the Sea of Darkness in 1492 - with the express understanding that he was authorized to "take possession" of any lands he "discovered" that were "not under the dominion of any Christian rulers" - he and the Spanish sovereigns of Aragon and Castile were following an already well-established tradition of "discovery" and conquest. [Thacher: 96] Indeed, after Columbus returned to Europe, Pope Alexander VI issued a papal document, the bull Inter Cetera of May 3, 1493, "granting" to Spain - at the request of Ferdinand and Isabella - the right to conquer the lands which Columbus had already found, as well as any lands which Spain might "discover" in the future.
In the Inter Cetera document, Pope Alexander stated his desire that the "discovered" people be "subjugated and brought to the faith itself." [Davenport: 61] By this means, said the pope, the "Christian Empire" would be propagated. [Thacher: 127] When Portugal protested this concession to Spain, Pope Alexander stipulated in a subsequent bull - issued May 4, 1493 - that Spain must not attempt to establish its dominion over lands which had already "come into the possession of any Christian lords." [Davenport: 68] Then, to placate the two rival monarchs, the pope drew a line of demarcation between the two poles, giving Spain rights of conquest and dominion over one side of the globe, and Portugal over the other.
During this quincentennial of Columbus' journey to the Americas, it is important to recognize that the grim acts of genocide and conquest committed by Columbus and his men against the peaceful Native people of the Caribbean were sanctioned by the abovementioned documents of the Catholic Church. Indeed, these papal documents were frequently used by Christian European conquerors in the Americas to justify an incredibly brutal system of colonization - which dehumanized the indigenous people by regarding their territories as being "inhabited only by brute animals." [Story: 135-6]
The lesson to be learned is that the papal bulls of 1452 and 1493 are but two clear examples of how the "Christian Powers," or "different States of Christendom," viewed indigenous peoples as "the lawful spoil and prey of their civilized conquerors." [Wheaton: 270-1] In fact, the Christian "Law of Nations" asserted that Christian nations had a divine right, based on the Bible, to claim absolute title to and ultimate authority over any newly "discovered" Non-Christian inhabitants and their lands. Over the next several centuries, these beliefs gave rise to the Doctrine of Discovery used by Spain, Portugal, England, France, and Holland - all Christian nations.
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Native Americans arrived to find natives already there, fossil poo shows
Fanatic For Jesus
Putting a New Face to Faith: Religious Syncretism

 The Civil War With No Ending
Exposure of Martial Law, Executive Orders,
Why The Constitution Seems To Have No Bearing…
A Viable Solution To Obtain “Liberty and Justice for All”
By April Reigne
September 14, 2010
Five Men Agree To Stand Directly Under An Exploding Nuclear Bomb
On July 19, 1957, five Air Force officers and one photographer stood together on a patch of ground about 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas. They'd marked the spot "Ground Zero. Population 5" on a hand-lettered sign hammered into the soft ground right next to them.
John Alan Martinson - Monarchy IS the Natural Form of Governance

STONE AGE PSYCHEDELIA: Psychedelic Secrets of the Royal Elite in the Ancient World - a new book by CHRIS EVERARD with introduction by LIONEL FANTHORPE (presenter of Fortean TV). Almost two decades in the writing, with full-time research covering three continents, British author and film maker CHRIS EVERARD presents in this large format, fully illustrated book, the secret history of the Royal-Political elite in the ancient world. STONE AGE PSYCHEDELIA presents corroborated archaeological evidence, maps, diagrams, documents and photos... It is the first book which charts the existence of Egyptian mummies in North America, and presents laboratory analysis of the mummy of King Ramses II - which conclusively proves that hallucinogenic plants from south America & the USA were ingested & traded in Egypt. Chris Everard's quest begins in Iraq & Egypt, examining carvings which are more than 2,000 years old, showing erectile serpents and humanoid figures with the heads of toads - these strange humanoid-amphibians are depicted alongside Egyptian priests, taking part in ceremonies... The ELONGATED SKULLS of the rulers of ancient Iraq & Egypt are investigated - proving that the royal elite looked very different to normal human beings. This priesthood were using ancient herbs and saps and mushrooms to adjust their brain chemistry and tap into images & visions of the SPIRITWORLD... These visionary, prophetic rulers inspired the corpus of Gnostic texts... This book is the result of a seventeen year long quest - delving deep into the Creation Myths of Egypt, and meetings with high level Magicians, Druids, Satanists, Freemasons, Astronomers & Archaeoloists. Chris Everard's investigation has uncovered the deepest arcane secrets of FreeMasonry and taught him how to use hallucinogenic plants to SEE and TELEPATHICALLY COMMUNICATE with the OGDOAD Gods... Fully illustrated with full colour 16 page chapter, More than 300 PAGES, this is a monumental book.
The 2012 Scenario
Banker Writes Suicide Note, Disappears, Perhaps with $17 Million
National Numismatic Associates
July 17, 2012
How Your Bank Account Could Disappear

By Jeff Nielson
Max Keiser
A concise list of recent bank fraud
Jonathan Turley
Scott Brown and His Royal Connections: Senator McDreamy “Misspeaks” about Having Had Secret Meetings with Kings and Queens…Etc.

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Freemasonry and Judaism
 Secret Powers Behind Revolution
By Vicomte Leon De Poncins
Judaism and the Vatican
An Attempt at Spiritual Subversion
By Vicomte Leon De Poncins
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Which Way Western Man?
By William Gayley Simpson
Socialist Czars
Has Zionism Betrayed Its Ideals - Or Was It Flawed at Its Inception?
The Jewish War On Free Speech
 By Brother Nathanael Kapner, Copyright 2012
Religious Israeli lawmaker tears up New Testament
Gaddafi killed anyone who discovered his mother was Jewish, aide claims
Nouri Mismari, the slain Libyan leader’s chief of protocol, details the colonel’s outrageous behavior
Henry Makow
Why the West Created Iran & Wants to Destroy it Now
Republic Broadcasting
12 Factors That Are Turning The Streets Of America Into A Living Hell
At age 76 when you most need it, you are not eligible for cancer treatment
… See page 272
What Nancy Pelosi didn't want us to know until after the healthcare bill was passed. Remember she said, "Pass it and then read it!!" Here it is!
Obama Care Highlighted by Page Number
Judge Kithil of Marble Falls, TX - highlighted the most egregious pages of HB3200
Please read this........ especially the reference to pages 58 & 59
Page 50/section 152: The bill will provide insurance to all non-U.S. residents, even if they are here illegally.
Page 58 and 59: The government will have real-time access to an individual's bank account and will have the authority to make electronic fund transfers from those accounts.
Page 65/section 164: The plan will be subsidized for all union members, union retirees and for community organizations
Page 203/line 14-15: The tax imposed under this section will not be treated as a tax.
Page 241 and 253: Doctors will all be paid the same regardless of specialty, and the government will set all doctors' fees.
Page 272. Section 1145: Cancer hospital will ration care according to the patient's age.
Page 317 and 321: The government will impose a prohibition on hospital expansion; however, communities may petition for an exception.
Page 425, line 4-12: The government mandates advance-care planning consultations. Those on Social Security will be required to attend an "end-of-life planning" seminar every five years.
Page 429, line 13-25: The government will specify which doctors can write an end-of-life order.
HAD ENOUGH???? Judge Kithil then goes on to identify:

"Finally, it is specifically stated that this bill will not apply to members of Congress. Members of Congress are already exempt from the Social Security system, and have a well-funded private plan that covers their retirement needs. If they were on our Social Security plan, I believe they would find a very quick 'fix' to make the plan financially sound for their future."
Honorable David Kithil of Marble Falls, Texas
All of the above should give you the ammo you need to support your opposition to Obamacare.
Skin and Bone: the Shadowy Trade in Human Body Parts
The business of recycling dead humans into medical implants is a little-known yet lucrative trade. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) discovered allegations of wrongdoing over the procurement of some of the raw materials used in the products. Find out more:
Experts argue Obamacare mistake could doom key part of law
Big Pharma's massive bribery network exposed: the Health Ranger
Alternative media blows the lid on Big Pharma's massive bribery network
Clear Evidence FDA Officials Have ZERO Interest In Protecting The American Public
NY Times Green Blogs
DuPont Facing 30,000 Claims for Tree Deaths
The great olive oil fraud - Why your extra virgin olive oil may not be virgin at all
Woman pulls gun to keep smart meter out
Neighborhoods have become industrial zones requiring cancer warnings, thanks to the smart grid and the stupid utilities- the tomatoes in this photo seem to be digging the "opt out" however.
Stop Smart Meters
Smart Meter Neighborhood Warnings Posted
Inklings of Other Worlds
“ZOMBIE” INCIDENTS and EVENTS UPDATES – Zombie Apocalypse, Parts 1, 2 and 3
Flash mob/rob causes havoc at Walmart
300 Black Teens Flash Mob Florida Walmart
Youth Mob Robs Store in DC Metro Area
Origins of Dulce underground base rumors

50 tons of silver lost during war salvaged
The Zionist-Nazi Collaboration
By William James Martin
The Science of the Swastika
By Bernard Mees
The John Moore Show 7-11-2012 - Alert Level 3.6 Nibiru is Near
The Wonderful World Of Animal Kindness
Deadly Harvest
The Intimate Relationship Between Our Health and Our Food
By Geoff Bond
A Fascinating Look at Our Past, Present, and future Diets and Why We Should Care
Friendly Aquaponics Newsletter #82
Three Felonies a Day
How the Feds Target the Innocent
By Harvey A. Silverglate
(1818…, 2009)
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1818 edition. Excerpt: ...on our right is the little village of Maunby. The family of Mauteby had a considerable interest in this place so early as the tenth year of Richard I., and continued here till 1481, when they were succeeded by the Pastons. "At the east end of the church against the south wall lies a curious antique monument; a stone coffin, about a foot and a half deep, resting on the pavement, and about seven feet in length; on the lid, or cover, the whole being of grey marble, are the effigies of a Knight Templar, cross-legged, in armour, in full proportion, his sword in a broad belt hanging over his shoulder, in memory of a knight of the family of De Mauteby, and living, as the monument bespeaks, about the year 1250." The south aisle of this church, where many of the Mautebys were buried, has fallen to ruins; it had been rebuilt by Margaret Paston, the heiress of the family, who was also interred here. At the distance of 20 miles from Norwich we now arrive at Caistor, next Yarmouth. In the celebrated Notitia Imperii, or survey of the Roman empire, published by Pancirollus in 1593, it appears that the Roman commander of the Stablesian horse, under the Count of the Saxon shore,.in Britain, was stationed at a place called Garianonum, or the mouth of the Gariensis or Yare; but where that ancient fortress was situated authors are not exactly agreed. Camden places it at Burgh Castle, in Suffolk, and says that Yarmouth rose out of. its ruins. Sir Henry Spelman places it at Cais H tor. There is no doubt that the Romans at different times occupied both these places, as each port became more or less navigable. It is certain that an arm of the sea, which formerly overflowed the marshes between Yarmouth and Norwich, must nearly have reached Burgh Castle, and...

The Nature of the Firm
Origins, Evolution, and Development
By Oliver E. Williamson
In 1937, Ronald H. Coase published "The Nature of the Firm," a classic paper that raised fundamental questions about the concept of the firm in economic theory. Coase proposed that the comparative costs of organizing transactions through markets rather than within firms are the primary determinants of the size and scope of firms. Coase won the 1991 Nobel Prize in Economics for this work. This volume derives from a conference held in 1987 to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Coase's classic article. The first chapter affords an overview of the volume. It is followed by a republication of the 1937 article, and by the three lectures Coase presented at the conference. These lectures provide a lively and informative history of the origins and development of his thought. Subsequent chapters explore a wide-range of theoretical and empirical issues that have arisen in the transaction cost economic tradition. They illustrate the power of the transaction cost approach to enhance understanding not only of business firms, but of problems of economic organization generally. In addition to Coase's work, contributors include Sherwin Rosen, Paul Joskow, Oliver Hart, Harold Demsetz, Scott Masten, Benjamin Klein, as well as the volume's editors, Oliver E. Williamson, and Sidney G. Winter. The Nature of the Firmincludes Coase's acceptance speech for his Nobel Prize in Economics.
Cognitive Infiltration
 An Obama Appointee's Plan to Undermine the 9/11 Conspiracy Theory
By David Ray Griffin
Griffin's meritorious effort to raise public awareness and understanding
Former Chicago and Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein, who in 2009 was appointed by President Barack Obama to direct an important executive branch office, had in 2008 co-authored an article containing a plan for the government to prevent the spread of anti-government "conspiracy theories." Arguing that such theories are believed only by groups suffering from "informational isolation," he advocated the use of anonymous government agents to engage in "cognitive infiltration" of these groups in order to introduce "cognitive diversity," with the aim of breaking them up.
Noting that Sunstein's proposal has evoked condemnations from across the political spectrum--not least because it, being similar to the FBI's COINTELPRO of the 1960s, would be illegal--David Ray Griffin focuses on the fact that Sunstein's primary target is the conspiracy theory advocated by the 9/11 Truth Movement. Examining Sunstein's charge that this theory is both "harmful" and "demonstrably false," Griffin uses both satire and overwhelming evidence to show that this twofold charge applies instead to what Sunstein calls "the true conspiracy theory" about 9/11-namely, the "theory that Al-Qaeda was responsible for 9/11."
“You will be shocked that these types of things are being openly considered by our government and wonder if our Country, America, still even exists.”
The Jewish Question: A Marxist Interpretation
By Abram Leon
Traces the historical rationalizations of anti-Semitism to the fact that, in the centuries preceding the domination of industrial capitalism, Jews emerged as a "people-class" of merchants, moneylenders, and traders. Leon explains why the propertied rulers incite renewed Jew-hatred in the epoch of capitalism's decline.
The Wisdom of Your Cells: How Your Beliefs Control Your Biology
By Bruce H. Lipton
In the tradition of Carl Sagan, Rachel Carson, and Stephen Hawking, a new voice has emerged with the unique gift of translating cutting edge science into clear, accessible language—Dr. Bruce Lipton. With The Wisdom of Your Cells, this internationally recognized authority on cellular biology takes listeners on an in-depth exploration into the microscopic world, where new discoveries and research are revolutionizing the way we understand life, evolution, and consciousness. On this full-length audio course, Dr. Lipton shares his lucid and startling insights about the building blocks of life, and how each one of our cells has far greater innate intelligence than we once believed.

Pacific Standard Mag
Bacteria ‘R’ Us
Emerging research shows that bacteria have powers to engineer the environment, to communicate and to affect human well-being. They may even think.

The Stargate Chronicles
 By Joseph McMoneagle
Joseph McMoneagle is now known as the best Operational Remote Viewer in the history of the U.S. Army's Special Project--Stargate. He was the only Remote Viewer who worked one-on-one with the out-of-body pioneer Robert Monroe, and who has achieved intelligence collection results that have never been surpassed and rarely equaled. Among his achievements:
He described the interior of a top secret Soviet manufacturing plant and accurately predicted a new class of ship under construction--the previously unknown Typhoon Class submarine.
He sketched the location and described the thoughts and reactions of an American kidnap victim held by the Red Brigade in Northern Italy--U.S. Army General Dozier.
He accurately predicted when Skylab would leave orbit and where it would impact on the Earth's surface--eleven months prior to the actual event.
After conventional reconnaissance failed, he and others were able to locate a downed Soviet bomber that had been carrying nuclear materials.
He achieved these results using scientifically designed and tested double-blind protocols. And in the years since his retirement he has continued to demonstrate these abilities on camera for national television in three countries. Yet he is still confronted with what he calls the "giggle factor"--the automatic response of many, including some who know better--to ridicule anything connected with "psychic stuff." Surprisingly, it was always that way, even during his Army years.
Was it his largely unsuspected psychic ability that helped keep him alive in Vietnam, and aided in his invaluable contributions to the cold war effort, that made McMoneagle a first-class remote viewer? Were his abilities a natural gift, or taught? How much did he owe to his near-death experience in the 1970s? And why would he give up a safe and distinguished career as an advisor to the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command to become Remote Viewer 001? This is his story.
Pure Energy Systems News
Did Tesla Reincarnate as Patrick Flanagan?
I consider Gillis Patrick Flanagan to be the most likely candidate for the reincarnation of Tesla, born a little over a year after Tesla died, with full recollection of his previous life, building a Tesla coil at 8, and literally shocking the neighborhood at 9.5 years of age with his 14 MHz coil that created 6-foot arcs.
By Sterling D. Allan
Dr. Patrick Flanagan

Artist's impression of a proton-proton collision producing a pair of gamma rays (yellow) in the ATLAS detector (Image: CERN)
Is it or isn't it? The Higgs boson story
Gizmag / ROBOTICS       
FACE android conveys human emotions with facial expressions

Bending light around a massive object from a distant source. The orange arrows show the apparent position of the background source. The white arrows show the path of the light from the true position of the source (Photo: Space Telescope Science Institute [STScI])
Dark matter filaments detected for the first time
Fractal psychology
Time dislocation technique reveals a morality we have lost
All terror trauma comes from one source
Rabbi Kook the Elder, Menachem Schneerson, Morris Fishbein and Larry Silverstein
Members of Gush Emunum argue that 'what appears to be confiscation of Arab-owned land for subsequent settlement by Jews is in reality not an act of stealing but one of sanctification.'

By John Kaminski

Every day from every angle, a new terror threat, or an update on yesterday's terror threat, or the one from the day before that.
The past decade has been an unfolding, preplanned series of false flag terror spectaculars that have resulted in fabricated reasons to go to war, sexual molestations at airports, and a total departure from the principles upon which the USA was founded.
But for the deliberately twisted information provided to everyone by a world media apparatus owned by the same people complicit in these false flag terror crimes, people throughout the last century absolutely did not know the horrors and injustices that were perpetrated in their names, nor the contrived reasons for their happening at all.
This is no longer the case.
From the hundreds of millions dead in the world wars to the hundreds of millions about to die from the ravages of radiation, the reason for all of these colossal crimes can be traced to the same source.
"Rabbi Kook the Elder, the revered father of the messianic tendency in Jewish fundamentalism, said, 'The difference between a Jewish soul and the souls of non-Jews—all of them in all different levels—is greater and deeper than the difference between a human soul and the souls of cattle.'
Rabbi Kook's entire teaching... is followed devoutly by, among others, those who have led the settler movement in the occupied West Bank... According to the ideologies which underlie Gush Emunum, the militant West Bank settlers group, and Hasidism, non-Jews have 'satanic souls'... Members of Gush Emunum argue that 'what appears to be confiscation of Arab-owned land for subsequent settlement by Jews is in reality not an act of stealing but one of sanctification.'
From their perspective the land is redeemed by being transferred from the satanic to the divine sphere... Common to both the Talmud and the Halacha, Orthodox religious law, is a differentiation between Jews and non-Jews.
The highly revered Rabbi Menachem Mandel Schneerson, who headed the Chabad movement and wielded great influence in Israel as well [and proclaimed himself messiah], explained that 'The difference between a Jewish and a non-Jewish person stems from the common expression: 'Let us differentiate.' Thus, we do not have a case of profound change in which a person is merely on a superior level. Rather we have a case of 'let us differentiate' between totally different species. This is what needs to be said about the body: the body of a Jewish person is of a totally different quality from the body of all nations of the world.'"

—Allan C. Brownfield,
"It Is Time to Confront the Exclusionary Ethnocentrism," Issues of the American Council for Judaism, Winter 2000, cited in Michael Hoffman, Judaism Discovered, pp.365-366.
Chabad leader Rebbe Schneerson taught that Christianity is a form of mental illness.
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"And for Christians let there be no hope..."
— Birkat HaMinim, "Benediction" #12 of the Shmone Esreh
Because Gentiles are not human, Gentiles are owed no debt of morality or decency - not honesty [Baba Kamma 113a], not property [Baba Mezia 24a], not even life! — “The best of the Gentiles should all be killed” Soferim 15, 10
"Some of the Turks and the nomads in the North, and the Blacks and the nomads in the South, and those who resemble them in our climates. And their nature is like the nature of mute animals, and according to my opinion they are not on the level of human beings, and their level among existing things is below that of a man and above that of a monkey, because they have the image and the resemblance of a man more than a monkey does." Maimonides explaining who is not fit “to participate in the world to come,”
Guide for the Perplexed, Book III, chapter 51 cited in Israel Shahak, Hebrew University Professor, Jewish History, Jewish Religion: The Weight of 3000 Years. London: Pluto Press, 1997. p. 25.
Because Gentiles are not human, Gentiles are owed no debt of morality or decency - not honesty [Baba Kamma 113a], not property [Baba Mezia 24a], not even life! — “The best of the Gentiles should all be killed” [Soferim 15, 10]
Instructions on how to twist evil into good
Morris Fishbein went to work at the American Medical Association in 1913 and stayed until they kicked him out in 1949. What he did in that time was remove from the AMA any thought of providing public health that would interfere with maximum profits, a philosophy that rules this organization of doctors to this day.
The famous AMA seal of approval was known as 'green medicine' by those in the know who knew that bribing Fishbein was the only way to get their products and services to market, a principal reason why the health of all Americans has declined precipitously throughout the last century, according to Eustace Mullins in his famous book, which is encapsulated in the video:
Larry Silverstein used to chat on the phone almost every day with his close friend, current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Silverstein recently made $4 billion on a $300 million bet when insurance companies coughed up the payout on his insurance policies on the Twin Towers.
This was his pay for engineering the creation of policy that blamed Muslims for a terrible crime that was actually committed by those in the employ of the Jewish moneymasters who rule the world, and who are so ably represented by an endless army of paid stooges who pose as our presidents and other elected officials, all bowing to the money king Netanyahu when he came to bless our Congress with his six-pointed death star.

Whether it's Chertoff selling cancer-causing scanners to airports all over the world because of the fake crotch bomber episode he engineered, or it's the ballerina Rahm Emanuel, a known Mossad agent, coordinating the militarization of Chicago . . .
Whether it's your local doctor peddling statins, flu shots, radiation and chemotherapy, or your local religious leader urging tolerance and understanding toward "our elder brothers  . . .
Whether it's your house being immolated by HAARP directed arc lightning or your son being accidentally killed by friendly fire because of an errant button push by a drunken drone operator in Las Vegas  . . .
The whole world now knows that all terror trauma comes from one source, totally conceived, devised, and enthusiastically implemented by that one group everybody in the world is afraid to name, lest someone who can destroy your life by lifting his little finger, is listening.
All of it — the bombs, the bullets, the vaccines, the radiation — a gift to you . . . from the same source.
And one more thing — the candidates. Both Obama and Romney EXCLUSIVELY — have dual Israeli-American citizens as their advisers.
It's hard to argue with those who say the game is over.

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.