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"In Four Years Ago Today, peace activist, and Wiccan witch Starhawk, now a columnist for Newsweek magazine, discusses the current state of the American peace movement and recalls the tragic death of American peace activist Rachel Corrie at the hands of the Israeli Defense Forces in Palestine. Starhawk was in Palestine at the time, working for peace, and Rachels death affected her deeply.
I cry now, every spring, here in California as the daffodils bloom and the plum trees flower, Starhawk says. The beauty of spring is forever tinged, for me, with the grief and wonder and horror of that time. . .
I cry, and then I get I mad. Four years have gone by, and the killing still goes onin Palestine, in Iraq, and if Bush has his way, in Iran. Ghosts haunt the green hills, shimmering like heat waves under an unnaturally hot sun: all the uncounted dead of this uncalled-for war, all those yet to die.
Ive got a garden to plant, and a thousand things Id rather do, but once again this spring, Im gearing up for action. The peace marches have become boring, strident and predictable. To be absolutely honest, I hate marching around in the street chanting the same slogans Ive been chanting for forty years. Im going, anyway. Im so tired of die-ins and sit-ins and predictable speeches shouted over bullhorns that I could scream if I werent hearing in my ears the far more bitter screams of the dying. Im even tired of trying to drum and sing and make the protest into a creative act of magic. Its not creativeits a damn protest, and I have real creative work to do: books to write, courses to teach, and rituals to plan. Nonetheless, Sunday will find me trudging along on the peace march and Monday will find me lying down on Market Street in some picturesque fashion with a group of friends and our requisite banners.
Why? So I can look myself in the mirror without flinching, and answer to those hundred thousand ghosts. But more than that, because its time, friends.
If you want to join in the difficult, demanding, draining and necessary work of protest and peace activism on any level, please read the rest of Starhawks article for starting points so you can hook up with this growing movement. And dont forget to check out Starhawks blog on the Washington Post/Newsweek website."
Fundamental, root-and-branch changes are necessary, ultimately down as far as matters of the soul, Palden explains. Yes, it could hurt at first, until a majority of people see things in a new way and come to understand how much simpler things could be than they are now. And yes, I risk being regarded as a crank for suggesting this. A key ingredient is to prioritise collective interest - not just vested interest. 'Collective' doesn't mean only the social dimension, but the complete planetary dimension. Such a transformation would shift the motivations, priorities and emotional needs of humans in such a way that our problems with over-consumption, social disintegration, ecological damage, cultural intolerance, identity and human purpose might become largely self-adjusting. At present, the world is scared of really facing this possibility and all that it implies.
"I'm laying my life on the line here, folks. 19 Arabs with boxcutters hijacking 4 commercial jetliners all in one morning and slamming 3 planes into the WTC twin towers and one side of the Pentagon is a no-brainer's conspiracy theory. A lot of heads will roll when the TRUTH finally emerges and lots of Fox News watching folks will suffer heart attacks when they realize who the Enemy in the Blanket actually is! Let's keep Rosie O'Donnell on the air."
Antares (Antares@magickriver.com) More on this in "9/11 Truth Reaches The Tipping Point" - item #1 below and sign this petition: Defend Rosie - Protect the Right to Have a Different View at http://www.defendrosie.com/petition_sign.html
"Much is heard from national governments about "national security" while nothing is said about PERSONAL SECURITY, the Natural Right of Human Beings in their Inherent, Innate, Ingrained, Instinctive, Intuitive, and Inalienable Sovereign Freewill, including the right to "dissociate from any Principle, Policy, Program, Practice, or Person, Public or Private". See Article 1 of The CONSTITUTION of UNITED DIVERSITY. In an enlightened world, all forms of Bondage disappear! The world's Brightest Future is in Protecting and Balancing the Natural Rights. of each member of the One Human Family which has been divided and held captive by National Governments Have you claimed your Rights? Every human being has a Right of Freewill to claim Inherent, Innate, Ingrained, Instinctive, and Inalienable Natural Rights as Enumerated and Protected in the "World Cooperative" CONSTITUTION of UNITED DIVERSITY."
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1. 9/11 Truth Reaches The Tipping Point
2. The Coming Shakedown of the US and Iran
3. Emissions Already Affecting Climate, Report Says
4. April 3 Message from Matthew
5. Project Censored: Real News April 2007
6. George Bush's Land Mine: If the Iraqi People Get Revenue Sharing, They Lose Their Oil to Exxon
7. Mobile phones: an inconvenient truth & FREIBURGER APPEAL
8. The War On Consciousness
9. A Chemtrail Aerosol Breakthrough?
10. Transform Your Life and Our World: Three Simple Yet Powerful Principles
11. A sacred right
12. Project Censored Announces On-Line Voting for Junk Food and News Abuse Stories of the Year
13. On how we survived!
STRANGE DAYS STRANGE SKIES - 285 stunning pictures - a MUST MUST SEE!! LOTS of info in the captions! http://imageevent.com/firesat/strangedaysstrangeskies?z=3&c=4&n=1&m=-1&w=4&x=0&p=14
YOU ARE NOW BREATHING ETHYLENE DIBROMIDE, NANO-PARTICULATES OF ALUMINUM AND BARIUM AND CATIONIC POLYMER FIBERS WITH UNIDENTIFIED BIOACTIVE MATERIAL: "We the people have not been warned, advised or consulted but are certainly vulnerable to the outcomes." chemtrailshallofshame.com "Biologic components have been reported in airborne samples that include: modified molds, desiccated red blood cells and exotic strains of bacteria" Welcome to the brave new world of toxic barium skies, weather control, mind control and population control through the use of chemtrails modulated with electromagnetic frequencies generated by HAARP. Our health is under attack as evidenced by the skyrocketing rates of chemtrail induced lung cancer, asthma and pulmonary/respiratory problems. Our natural environment and planetary weather systems are under attack resulting in freak lightening strikes, bizarre weather, 20% less sunlight reaching the Earth' surface, the alarming, nearly complete collapse in certain areas of the west coast marine ecosystem and the creation of some of the largest tornadoes and hurricanes on record. Our skies are increasingly hazed over with fake barium/ aluminum particulate, ethylene dibromide chemtrail clouds. Whether in the atmosphere or in the Ocean this added particulate matter is a hazard to the health of every living thing on this planet. My health and the health of my family has already been drastically affected. There is a main-stream media blackout on this subject so the only way to get the word out is by word of mouth.
THE EARTH HAS STARTED TO GLOW - sample picture http://imageevent.com/firesat/strangedaysstrangeskies?p=48&w=4&c=4&n=0&m=-1&s=0&y=1&z=4&l=0The
Earth, as viewed from outer space has developed a striking new look. The Earth has started to glow. The chemtrail spray planes have saturated our global atmosphere with reflective metal particulates to such an extent that they have altered the actual appearance of the planet. The untold billions and billions of particles now floating in our atmosphere give off the glow of reflected sunlight, with the effect of veiling the world in a luminous mist. ONCE AT THIS URL click on "NEXT" in the upper left corner (or on previous) and you'll get another picture with this caption: "EARTH'S HAZY NEW LOOK - The entire global atmosphere has been polluted by the aerosol spray operations. So much so that the change is clearly visible in recent sat images. The earth is enveloped in a haze." and just keep going... Or star with the first picture: CHEMTRAILS HALL OF SHAME WINNER OF THE MONTH http://imageevent.com/firesat/strangedaysstrangeskies?p=0&n=1&m=-1&c=4&l=0&w=4&s=0&z=3
And finally there is a picture of the spraying nozzle of one of the top secret planes at http://imageevent.com/firesat/strangedaysstrangeskies?p=260&n=1&m=-1&c=4&l=0&w=4&s=0&z=3
Also make sure to read "A Chemtrail Aerosol Breakthrough?" item #10 below...
Video: Assassination of JFK Jr. http://tinyurl.com/2jw3wc
If you liked the film "JFK II: The Bush Connection" here's the sequel: "The Assassination of JFK Jr."With Hankey's 18-minute "9/11 Justice" we have three dynamite movies. To order any of these on DVD from the filmmaker, John Hankey: $10 for each JFK movie, $5 for 9/11 Justice. Highly Recommend by Kathleen Roberts (email@example.com) I recommend you watch the trailers for both movies at http://www.jfkii.com
General Psychic Intel - Puzzling stuff in this forum!! http://www.ethericwarriors.com/main/index.php?page=forums&f=4&menuid=0BR>
Read amongst others... Our efforts to prevent a nuke attack on Persia (about psychic efforts to derail alleged plans to blow up a US city with a suitcase nuke as an excuse to bomb Iran) and This might be another good reason for us to go after Mossad would-be mass murderers in the US: (...) I asked Carol to attempt to count the nukes that are being stored at the Israeli Embassy in NYC and when she 'came back' to her body she told me there are 8 and possibly nine, there: four big ones (city-busters) and four or five little ones, presumably suitcase or lunchbox nuke bombs. CLIP Recommended by Laurent Pirard (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ISRAELI EMBASSY IN NYC A RADIATION HOT SPOT (Oct. 14, 2006) !!! http://cleveland.indymedia.org/news/2006/10/22798.php
(...) One alleged radiation hot spot on Manhattan's east side has the potential for becoming a political hot spot: A strong radiation spike from the area of the Israeli Embassy. Officials would not comment on why they thought that particular area allegedly showed such a stunning peak in radiation. CLIP
Invitation to Boost with us for Peace in the Middle East
Now that you know the Secret and how to manifest things for yourself, lets all do it together and manifest, boost, pray, visualize, meditate, send energy for PEACE in the middle east, Iran and Iraq in particular. The blessings, prayers, meditation, sending energy to others helps them as well as you. The women warriors (http://www.thewomenwarriors.net) will be meeting on the Internet chat for a peace boosting session. We invite all people with great powerful intent and wonderful heart to join us remotely in boosting, blessings, meditation, prayers and so on, Thursday, March 29 and Sunday April 1, 2007 at 6:15 pm Pacific Time. Get involved, ask your friends and family to join us. Take 5 minutes or more of your precious time and focus on manifesting PEACE with us together in UNITY. After all, 2007 is the year of Unity (according to whales message). CLIP Recommended by Laurent Pirard (email@example.com)
Of Mice and Men -- As a lover of science, I often wonder about how things work. So I was intrigued when I received this e-mail. How does the small arrow in the screen of the computer work when we move the mouse? Haven't you ever wondered how it works? Now, through the miracle of the high technology, we can see how it is done. With the aid of a screen magnifying lens the mechanism becomes apparent. (move your mouse) Go to: http://www.1-click.jp/
ABSOLUTELY BEYOND HILARIOUS!!! Recommended by Mark Graffis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Universal Flag (Flash intro - most inspiring!) http://www.universalflag.com/presentation/UniversalFlagIntro.html
The Universal Flag was created as a symbol of our Interconnection and Oneness with All. It is a signpost to help us remember the Truth of who we are. By consciously remembering this truth,we can begin to eliminate the fear and violence that exists, and make our world a more peaceful and harmonious place for our children and future generations. The Universal Flag embraces All, and can therefore, never represent any one particular group, race, religion, creed, or anything that creates the illusion of separateness. It is a symbol that transcends differences, while honoring the uniqueness and commonality of all people. Recommended by Nadia McLaren (email@example.com)
Did You Know; Shift Happens - Globalization - Information Age (6 min 5 sec) TRULY ASTOUNDING STUFF!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljbI-363A2Q
Recommended by Susan Sun (firstname.lastname@example.org) Note from Jean: Just keep watching till the end and then realize this is just the technical side of future things. Add to this the exponentially accelerating worldwide spiritual awakening and the jump into galactic civilization in 2012 when we will rejoin our larger Family of Life in the cosmos, and you will begin to have a tiny idea of what's ahead for us...
Global Prayer Project http://www.celestinevision.com/telegathering.html
Join with thousands in a guided prayer meditation to uplift our world...Free Live Gathering with James & Salle Redfield - Tuesday, April 17 - 8-9 pm Eastern (US) Feel the Energy, as people gather from all around the world, connect together, and envision a better world. Something special happens when we are connected electronically via telephones and Internet. We can literally feel the boost and clarity of everyone's intention.Our twice-monthly gatherings have been making a powerful difference, both in people's individual lives and the world at large. Many of you have written us saying that the energy generated from this network of spiritually-minded participants is "indescribable," and we look forward to continuing this healing circle of focused prayer. Like all prayer experience devoted to helping others, many participants have felt the results in their own bodies and received guidance for their own lives.Research tells us that the more people praying together, the more powerful the prayer and the greater the level of energy felt by the participants. We invite you to join the largest regular prayer network in the world. If you would like to take an active role in maintaining a circle of positive intention across the globe, while going deeper and heightening your own spirituality, join us on Tuesday, April 17.
US to attack Iran by end of April: report (April 04, 2007) http://www.indiaenews.com/middle-east/20070404/45848.htm
The US is planning to attack Iran's nuclear reactors and other nuclear facilities by the end of this month, the Kuwait-based Arab Times newspaper reported Wednesday. Citing anonymous sources in Washington, it said that various White House departments had started preparing the political speech to be delivered by the US president later this month, announcing the military attack on Iran. The speech will provide the 'evidence' and the 'justification' for the US to resort to the military option after failing to persuade Tehran to give up its nuclear ambitions, said the report. According to the Times, one of the justifications expected in the speech is Iran's alleged role in the killing of American soldiers in Iraq by supporting various militias with money and arms. The US president's speech will also point to Iran's political interference in Iraq, obviously in cooperation with Syria. The sources were quoted as saying that US will not resort to a ground attack in order to avoid human losses.
World War Three http://sacredearth.org/World_War_Three.shtm
We are on the brink of World War Three! To stop it we must immediately impeach the Neo-Con gang that has hijacked America or face Armageddon! The War Ships are assembled ready for the strike against Iran! The situation is catastrophic! Time is not on our side! Come April 15-16th 2007 we must do a GENERAL STRIKE! April 15-16th 2007 CLIP Recommended by Antares (Antares@magickriver.com)
Russian intelligence sees U.S. military buildup on Iran border http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=20070328&articleId=5204
MOSCOW, March 27 (RIA Novosti) - Russian military intelligence services are reporting a flurry of activity by U.S. Armed Forces near Iran's borders, a high-ranking security source said Tuesday."The latest military intelligence data point to heightened U.S. military preparations for both an air and ground operation against Iran," the official said, adding that the Pentagon has probably not yet made a final decision as to when an attack will be launched.He said the Pentagon is looking for a way to deliver a strike against Iran "that would enable the Americans to bring the country to its knees at minimal cost." He also said the U.S. Naval presence in the Persian Gulf has for the first time in the past four years reached the level that existed shortly before the invasion of Iraq in March 2003.Col.-Gen. Leonid Ivashov, vice president of the Academy of Geopolitical Sciences, said last week that the Pentagon is planning to deliver a massive air strike on Iran's military infrastructure in the near future. A new U.S. carrier battle group has been dispatched to the Gulf. The USS John C. Stennis, with a crew of 3,200 and around 80 fixed-wing aircraft, including F/A-18 Hornet and Superhornet fighter-bombers, eight support ships and four nuclear submarines are heading for the Gulf, where a similar group led by the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower has been deployed since December 2006.The U.S. is also sending Patriot anti-missile systems to the region.
Iran tells West to accept its nuclear reality (10/04/2007) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/04/10/wiran110.xml
Iran urged Western governments to "accept the new reality" of its nuclear programme today as the regime disclosed a central plank of its strategy for resisting outside pressure.Teheran will try to present the world with a fait accompli by pressing ahead with uranium enrichment on an industrial scale at its key nuclear facility in Natanz. This highly sensitive procedure breaches three United Nations Resolutions, all passed under Chapter Seven of the UN Charter lending them the strongest possible legal authority.But Iran says that Western governments must accept this defiance before any substantive talks on the future of the nuclear programme can begin."The suspension of enrichment is not acceptable either as a precondition to negotiations or as a result of such talks," said Manouchehr Mottaki, the foreign minister.He added that Iran was "ready for dialogue" if the other world powers have "something new to say".But the "other party must accept the new reality" of Iran's large-scale enrichment of uranium, said Mr Mottaki.At present, Iran's relations with the western world are deadlocked.America will not talk to Iran unless it stops enriching uranium and comes into line with the relevant UN Resolutions.Iran will not talk to America unless Washington accepts that enrichment will take place and Teheran will continue defying the UN. In this atmosphere, substantive negotiations seem unlikely. CLIP
Iran to pull out of nuclear treaty 'if further pressure' (April 9) http://snipurl.com/1g03i
Iran will be obliged to pull out of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty if it is subjected to further international pressure over its atomic programme, chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani warned on Monday.
UN Inspectors Arrive To Check Iran's Nuclear Enrichment Plant (April 10) http://snipurl.com/1g03p
Two U.N. inspectors have arrived in Iran to visit its uranium enrichment plant, the authorities said Tuesday as Western governments and experts expressed dismay and skepticism over Iran's announcement that it is now enriching uranium in industrial quantities.
Teetering on the Brink of Disaster: The NeoCons' Decision to Bomb Iran (April 9, 2007) http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=FAT20070409&articleId=5308
(...) With Bushs presidency being in a deep crisis, the decision to expand the war on terror onto Iran can be momentous for the fate of both his administration and his partybut first of all decisive for the future of American global preponderance. It seems that the fragmented camp of war opponents in Congress can hardly prevent the President to unilaterally set the stage for a disastrous war. It is up to influential strategic thinkers affiliated to Realist beliefs to convince Bush not to follow the path predetermined by Cheney. Recently also Henry Kissinger pointed to the very opposite direction of what the Bush Administration is heading to. He proposed an extensive deal with Iran through clever diplomacy. One thing is clear: the outcome of this decisive struggle between the Realist and Neoconservative camps will determine whether we will face a terrible war theater in the Middle East with tremendous global repercussions.The situation remains strained as those pushing for war are in the corridors of powerin the American, but also Israeli capital. With Tehran announcing its non-compliance vis-à-vis the recent UN Security Council Resolution 1747s indeed misleading demands, Iranian affinity for negotiations remains. But Tehrans sole precondition for talks must be met if a peaceful settlement should be achieved: And that is, that the preconditions set by its primarily Western counterparts should be put aside. CLIP
News Review: Inside the real Iran (07/04/2007) http://tinyurl.com/2hoksp
Iran's leaders seem intent on picking fights with the West. But, say David Blair and Damien McElroy, behind the poverty and paranoia of this fundamentalist regime is a young, educated and quietly rebellious population that is desperate to join the rest of the world (...) The young are a vital constituency in a country where more than half the population is aged under 25 and 16-year-olds are allowed to vote. Most Iranians have no memory of the revolution and want nothing more than to join the rest of the world. Students in Teheran listen to Western music and watch pirated DVDs of Hollywood films. Street vendors sell revealing posters of pop stars such as Britney Spears. Boys dress in jeans, while girls do their utmost to get around the strict dress codes of the Islamic Republic. (...) In middle-class neighbourhoods, families get around the dreary fare offered by state television by using illicit satellite dishes. These conduits of Western culture are officially banned, but countless dishes can be seen on Teheran's smarter apartment blocks. Almost everyone in the city either has satellite television or knows someone who does. The authorities once ignored the fact that millions of Iranians watch the scantily clad models of Fashion TV and the Hollywood pulp served up by the movie channels. But, again, under Mr Ahmadinejad, the rules are being enforced. There have even been reports of satellite dishes being torn from the walls of the more upmarket residences. All this highlights a yawning gap between government and people that the president does his utmost to hide. CLIP
Subverting Iran: Washington's Covert War inside Iran (March 23, 2007) http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=20070323&articleId=5165
Much attention has been given to the Bush Administration's preparations for possible war against Iran as well as its drive to impose sanctions. Meanwhile, a less noticed policy has been unfolding, one that may in time prove to have grave consequences for the region. There is a covert war underway in Iran, still in its infancy, but with disturbing signs of impending escalation. In the shadowy world of guerrilla operations, the full extent of involvement by the Bush Administration has yet to be revealed, but enough is known to paint a disturbing picture. The provision of aid to anti-government forces offers certain advantages to the Bush Administration. No effort needs to be expended in winning support for the policy. Operations can be conducted away from the public eye during a time of growing domestic opposition to the war in Iraq, and international opinion is simply irrelevant where the facts are not well known. In terms of expenditures, covert operations are a cost-effective means for destabilizing a nation, relative to waging war. There is nothing new in the technique, and it has proven an effective means for toppling foreign governments in the past, as was the case with socialist Afghanistan and Nicaragua. In Yugoslavia, U.S. and British military training and arms shipments helped to build up the secessionist Kosovo Liberation Army from a small force of 300 soldiers into a sizable guerrilla army that made the province of Kosovo ungovernable. The very chaos that the West did so much to create was then used as the pretext for bombing Yugoslavia. According to a former CIA official, funding for armed separatist groups operating in Iran is paid from the CIA's classified budget. The aim, claims Fred Burton, an ex-State Department counter-terrorism agent, is "to supply and train" these groups "to destabilize the Iranian regime." (1) The largest and most well known of the anti-government organizations is Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), operating out of Iraq. For years MEQ had launched cross-border attacks and terrorist acts against Iran with the support of Saddam Hussein. Officially designated a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department in 1997, and disarmed of heavy weaponry by the U.S. military six years later, Washington has since come to view MEK in a different light. Three years ago, U.S. intelligence officials suggested looking the other way as the MEK rearmed and to use the organization to destabilize Iran, a recommendation that clearly has been accepted. (2) CLIP
The Secret War Against Iran http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/040607K.shtml
A Pakistani tribal militant group responsible for a series of deadly guerrilla raids inside Iran has been secretly encouraged and advised by American officials since 2005, say US and Pakistani intelligence sources.
The botched US raid that led to the hostage crisis (3 Apr 2007) http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article2414760.ece
A failed American attempt to abduct two senior Iranian security officers on an official visit to northern Iraq was the starting pistol for a crisis that 10 weeks later led to Iranians seizing 15 British sailors and Marines. Early on the morning of 11 January, helicopter-born US forces launched a surprise raid on a long-established Iranian liaison office in the city of Arbil in Iraqi Kurdistan. They captured five relatively junior Iranian officials whom the US accuses of being intelligence agents and still holds. In reality the US attack had a far more ambitious objective, The Independent has learned. The aim of the raid, launched without informing the Kurdish authorities, was to seize two men at the very heart of the Iranian security establishment. Better understanding of the seriousness of the US action in Arbil - and the angry Iranian response to it - should have led Downing Street and the Ministry of Defence to realise that Iran was likely to retaliate against American or British forces such as highly vulnerable Navy search parties in the Gulf. The two senior Iranian officers the US sought to capture were Mohammed Jafari, the powerful deputy head of the Iranian National Security Council, and General Minojahar Frouzanda, the chief of intelligence of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, according to Kurdish officials. (...) The raid in Arbil was a far more serious and aggressive act. It was not carried out by proxies but by US forces directly. The abortive Arbil raid provoked a dangerous escalation in the confrontation between the US and Iran which ultimately led to the capture of the 15 British sailors and Marines - apparently considered a more vulnerable coalition target than their American comrades. CLIP
Iraq Says 1,861 Civilians Killed in March http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/040307B.shtml
Iraqi figures estimate that civilian deaths from violence across the country rose by 13 percent last month, despite the security crackdown in Baghdad. Data compiled by several ministries put civilian deaths in March at 1,861 - compared to 1,645 in February
Details of Shocking US Missteps in Iraq http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/040907K.shtml
In a rueful reflection on what might have been, an Iraqi government insider details in 500 pages the US occupation's "shocking" mismanagement of his country. A performance so bad that by 2007 Iraqis had "turned their backs on their would-be liberators." "The corroded and corrupt state of Saddam was replaced by the corroded, inefficient, incompetent and corrupt state of the new order," Ali A. Allawi concludes in "The Occupation of Iraq," newly published by Yale University Press.
US Prisons in Iraq Are Breeding Ground for Extremists http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/040907P.shtml
US-run detention camps in Iraq have become a breeding ground for extremists, where Islamic militants recruit and train supporters. Prisons have long served as an incubator for radicals, and mass roundups by the US military after the 2003 invasion are now blamed for antagonizing Iraq's Sunni Arab population and feeding the insurgency.
Shia Leader Calls for More Attacks on US Troops http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/040907A.shtml
Thousands of Shia protesters converged on the Iraqi city of Najaf last night for an anti-US rally on the fourth anniversary of the fall of Baghdad. In a statement distributed throughout the city, the Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr urged Iraqi police and army to stop cooperating with the US and urged his militia to step up attacks and force the US to withdraw.
Protesters Decry War-Supply Shipments http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/041007O.shtml
About 100 veterans and anti-war activists gathered at the Port of Oakland on Saturday. Carrying signs reading "Stop the War Machine," protesters called on the port to spend some of its $33 billion budget on Oakland schools, health care, and social services, and to stop shipping military supplies that support the war in Iraq.
American Tortured in Iraq Sues Rumsfeld http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/040907J.shtml
Donald Vance was falsely accused by the US military of aiding terrorists. He was held without charge for more than three months in a high-security prison in Iraq, and subjected to psychological torture day and night without legal counsel or even a phone call to his family. On Wednesday, the former private security contractor was honored for his ordeal and for speaking out against the incident. In Washington, Vance received the Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling, an award named in memory of Army helicopter gunner Ron Ridenhour, who struggled to bring the horrific mass murders at My Lai to the attention of Congress and the Pentagon during the Vietnam War.
U.S. Army medics train for "shock and horror" (Apr 5, 2007) http://www.reuters.com/article/inDepthNews/idUSN0135202720070405?src=cms
Miami - Army Lt. Col. Donald Robinson is no stranger to bloodshed. As a civilian he served as a trauma surgeon at Cooper Hospital in Camden, New Jersey, a city so violent he says doctors call it the "Knife and Gun Club." Nothing in Camden could fully prepare him for what he saw as chief of surgical and critical care at the U.S. Army's premier medical facility in Iraq, however. He put in long hours there from December 2004 through July 2005. Improved body armor and medical care mean more soldiers survive war injuries in Iraq than in past conflicts, and Robinson said well-trained army medics are making a big difference. But Robinson said the injuries caused by Iraq's dreaded improvised explosive devices are unlike anything seen in combat before, posing constant challenges for army field surgery specialists in a conflict that has been dubbed the "Superbowl of Trauma." Robinson says he can't remember how many amputations he performed as chief of trauma and director of the intensive care unit at the 86th Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad. "They were too numerous to count," he said. Now as head of the Army Trauma Training Center at Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital and the University of Miami, Robinson's job is to prepare other army medics bound for Iraq for what he calls the "shock and horror" of a conflict in which more than 3,250 American troops have been killed and over 24,000 wounded since the U.S. invasion four years ago. CLIP
A Shock Wave of Brain Injuries http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/040807F.shtml
About 1,800 US troops are now suffering from traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) caused by penetrating wounds. But neurologists worry that hundreds of thousands more - at least 30 percent of the troops who've engaged in active combat for four months or longer in Iraq and Afghanistan - are at risk of potentially disabling neurological disorders from the blast waves of IEDs and mortars, all without suffering a scratch. For the first time, the US military is treating more head injuries than chest or abdominal wounds, and it is ill-equipped to do so.
Iraq War Protester Marches to Bush's Ranch http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/040907M.shtml
Iraq war protester Cindy Sheehan urged Bush to "end this madness" in Iraq on Friday in a march toward Bush's ranch. Sheehan, a vocal protester of the war since her soldier son, Casey, was killed in Iraq in 2004, also expressed disappointment with Democrats in charge of the US Congress for failing to stop the war.
KISSINGER'S USEFUL IDIOT BUSH NOW FINDS HIMSELF ALONE AND FRIENDLESS (April 10, 2007) http://www.niagarafallsreporter.com/gallagher309.html
DETROIT -- King Rat, Henry Kissinger, is leaving the USS Shrub to save face. His departure underlines the willingness of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney to continue sending young Americans to die in a venture they know has failed. Kissinger is an expert in that area.Kissinger -- who helped chart the course for the disaster in Iraq -- is only abandoning ship in a desperate attempt to try to spare his already permanently stained reputation more disgrace. Kissinger kept the war in Vietnam going and sent more Americans to their deaths for political purposes. Kissinger is pure cynicism. Amorality is his code. He has no soul. Thus, he always feels comfortable in the company of Bush and Cheney, whispering into their ears his perverted wisdom.We learned from Bob Woodward's "State of Denial" that Kissinger made frequent trips to the White House to urge the invasion of Iraq and bolster Bush's reckless instincts. Bush was an easy mark for the clever and treacherous Dr. Kissinger. (...) Bush's dream that Iraq could be shaped into an imposed, western-style democracy, welcoming permanent American military bases and friendly to U.S. economic interests in the region, is fantasy. But Bush and Cheney are willing to manufacture reality and let more people die for their dream. Whatever the ultimate outcome in Iraq, they know their beloved military contractors will make billions more -- and that's a good enough reason for them to keep the war going. Kissinger admires such cynicism. CLIP
Rep. Kucinich: Stop Funding the War (March 29, 2007) http://www.fpif.org/fpiftxt/4116
Dennis Kucinich is a Democratic congressman from Ohio. He was one of only 14 Democrats to oppose the current Iraq supplemental bill, which sets a deadline for a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. The bill, the Iraq Accountability Act, did not, however, cut funding for the war. Here he speaks with Michael Shank about the reasons for his vote, his fears of an attack on Iran, his concerns about the future of the Democratic Party, and his faith that new American leadership will craft a different partnership with the world community.
And Then, Something Went Bump http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/040307J.shtml
William Rivers Pitt on Congress's surprisingly effective tactics on Iraq: "It took a while for the truth of what happened in all this to sink in, for the real muscle behind this withdrawal legislation to show itself. The fact of the matter is plain: The only people in America not talking about leaving Iraq are the ones in the White House and Pentagon because they never intended to leave in the first place and want no part of any exit plan, no matter how bloody and awful it gets over there. Therefore, no withdrawal plan can be effected in a tactical sense until the Bush administration is forced into abandoning its stay-forever pipe dreams."
Privatized War http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/041007E.shtml
Yves Eudes studies some of the players in the booming private military market: "Migration towards the private sector is a fundamental tendency: 'During my last tour in Iraq, there were 40 new recruits in my unit. Since then, we've all left the Army, and today, 35 work for military companies. On top of that, the government is paying for my training here as a form of reintegration into the job market.'"
Israeli officer sells weapons to terrorists in Iraq (07 Mar 2007) http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=20070326&articleId=5188
Ma'ariv Daily has reported that an Israeli retired officer sells weapons to terrorist groups in Iraq. Shmoel Avivi, an Israeli retired officer, had established a firm in Iraq 2 years ago, which secretly sold arms to terrorist groups in Iraq, Ma'ariv reported. Amnesty International reported that Avivi was one of the biggest weapon dealers in the Middle East. Iraqi sources earlier announced that terrorist attacks in Iraq were backed by the intelligence agencies of CIA and Mossad and the secret agents of Iraqi former regime. Earlier, Iraqi parliament security commission chairman Hadi Ameri had accused the occupying soldiers of secretly directing the terrorist attacks and forming terror squads in Iraq.
What If Iran Had Invaded Mexico? http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/040607C.shtml
Chomsky weighs in on the continued escalation in the Middle East: "Unsurprisingly, George W. Bush's announcement of a 'surge' in Iraq came despite the firm opposition to any such move of Americans and the even stronger opposition of the (thoroughly irrelevant) Iraqis. It was accompanied by ominous official leaks and statements about how Iranian intervention in Iraq was aimed at disrupting our mission to gain victory, an aim which is (by definition) noble."
Pentagon Office Created Phony Intel on Iraq/al-Qaeda Link http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/040607A.shtml
Newly released documents confirm that a Pentagon unit knowingly cooked up intelligence claiming a direct link between Iraq and al-Qaeda in order to win support for a preemptive strike against the country.
Curious Coincidences Over Fate of Iranians Kidnapped in Iraq http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/040607G.shtml
Tehran's liberation on Wednesday, April 4, of fifteen British sailors has "nothing to do" with the liberation twenty-four hours earlier of an Iranian diplomat who mysteriously disappeared two months ago in Iraq. Neither does it have anything to do with the announcement a few hours later in Tehran that five other Iranian "diplomats," captured by the American Army January 11 in Iraq, will receive a visit by an adviser from their Iraq embassy.
VIDEO: Star Wars In Iraq (April 5, 2007) http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=TOR20070405&articleId=5279
Is the U.S. using new experimental "Tactical High Energy Laser" weapons in Iraq? "Star Wars in Iraq" is a new investigative report by Maurizio Torrealta and Sigfrido Ranucci. RAI 24 News - Run Time 25 Minutes - According to official Pentagon sources, military vehicles equipped with this laser device have been used in Afghanistan to explode mines. According to two reliable military information sites - Defense Tech and Defence Industry Daily - at least three such vehicles are being used in Iraq as well and some people report having seen them. (...) As in any war, the war in Iraq, left us a dreadful gallery of horror - images of mutilations that not even doctors can explain. The witnesses referred to laser weapons, arms with mysterious effects. We do not know what kind of weapons could produce such terrible effects. We tried to learn more about it, by asking for interviews to members of companies manufacturing laser and microwave weapons. Yet, the US Defence Department prevented any information from being released to us. They also did not answer - up to the time the film was edited - the questions we had sent them in order to know wether or not experimental weapons had been tested in Iraq and Afghanistan. (...) For thousands of years, the way in which you have killed someone is you have hit them with a sword, a sphere, an arrow, a bullet, a bomb. It's kinetic, you're killing them by hitting them. And now, all of the sudden, out of nowhere, you have a completely new physical principle being applied in killing people, in which they don't know that they're being killed because their skin and body is being heated by high power microwaves or they are being hit by a laser that would have an instantaneous effect.(...) Marc Garlasco: There's been a lot of discussion also about the potential for eye damage. They have done some tests on the skin to show that is not harmful, but where is the eye test? And there are concerns raised by scientists about potential harm to the eyes. And we also have concerns about the effects to children, to the infirm, to the elderly Why are they not producing the data? Why are they not sharing it with us? As regards the use of the pain ray in the field of war, the military review Defence Industry Daily reports that three Sheriff vehicles were ordered at a price of about 31 million dollars, and that approval has been requested for another 14 vehicles by Brigadier General James Haggin, chief of staff of the multinational forces in Iraq. Retired Colonel John B. Alexander: In my view the next global conflict has already began and we don't have an understanding of what that conflict looks like. Because of the issues of terrorism for instance the adversaries are going to be I think mixed in with civilian populations. We need weapons that allow us to be able to sort, minimize what they call "collateral casualties". I think the battlefields are going to be in urban areas. William Arkin: If you look at the Active Denial System, or the High Power Microwaves, or the LRAD, the acoustic weapon, what you see is enthusiasm for those are being displayed by the Us Northern Command, which is the homeland defence command of the United States, or other counterterrorism organizations, which are looking at them like "oh well, maybe, in some special circumstances we can take these secret weapons, boutique weapons, you know, we have only 10 or 20 of them somewhere in a secret place and if we need them we can pull them out and use them in this kind of specialty warfare". So ironically, even though the Americans would probably think "oh yeah, special new weapon, it would make sense because Iraq is such a mess and maybe we can do something to turn that corner in some way with the use of this weapon, the truth is that the only real way in which they, the military, sees the prospects for the deployment of these is in their domestic use. And you know quite well that if the United States adopts these weapons for their domestic defence Nato in Italy are not far behind
Biowarfare and the Emergence of Police State America http://www.kpfa.org/archives/index.php?arch=19409
Interview with author and professor of international law, Dr. Francis Boyle. The history of biological warfare development and the Biological Weapons Convention; forced anthrax inoculations of the military; anthrax attacks on congress and the resultant Patriot legislation setting up a police state; FBI agent Marion "Spike" Bowman's thwarting of FBI investigations into both Zacarias Moussaoui and the anthrax attacks on congress; the DNC's prevention of impeachment proceedings against Bush and others in his administration for high crimes and misdemeanors.
Shouting Big Brother Cameras To Use Child Voices (April 4, 2007) http://infowars.net/articles/april2007/040407cameras.htm
Psychological warfare to shame dissenters into obedience - A previously localized trial of CCTV cameras that allow local government officials to monitor people in the streets and shout orders at anyone they deem to be acting in an anti-social manner is to be enforced nationwide across the UK. In a bizarre psychological move the cameras will speak in a child's voice.
Government Report: Bio-Weapons Could Be Used To Combat Overpopulation (April 9, 2007) http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/april2007/090407bioweapons.htm
MoD dossier outlines nightmare vision of new world order, ethnic cleansing, class warfare, brain chips by 2035 == A British government Ministry of Defence report outlines a nightmare future society in which the population are forced to accept brain chips, immigration and urbanization ravages communities, class warfare ensues, and biological and neutron weapons are used to combat overpopulation. The MoD's Development, Concepts & Doctrine Center drew up the document to crystallize the "future strategic context" likely to face Britain's armed forces, according to a report in the London Guardian today.Since every deliberate action of government and industry is working to realize this future, we should look at this as a strategy plan rather than a warning of things to come. (...) The elite are deliberately steering world events and engaging in psychological warfare to achieve this self-fulfilling apocalypse. They are hell-bent on manufacturing an end-times scenario similar to that described in Revelations, and whether you believe in the Bible or not, our future is being decided by maniacal psychopaths sworn to destroy humanity.Every time we study government white papers and strategy documents, whether it be RAND, PNAC or any other major think tank, we come across an obsession with thinning the population by means of horrific acts of ethnic cleansing. In this instance, the plan isn't even veiled under the umbrella of terrorism, it clearly implies that states will deploy weapons of mass destruction to wipe out huge swathes of the population, and particularly those who express opposition to government. CLIP
Guantanamo Conditions Worsening http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/040507O.shtml
Conditions for detainees at the US military jail at Guantanamo Bay are deteriorating, with the majority held in solitary confinement. Amnesty International said the often harsh and inhumane conditions at the camp were "pushing people to the edge." It called for the facility to be closed and for plans for "unfair" military commission trials to be abandoned.
Human Rights vs. Bush - You Choose http://www.avaaz.org/en/close_guantanamo
Bush's top advisors are divided over whether to close Guantanamo prison forever. A massive global outcry could tip the balance. Sign the petition calling on the US government to close Guantanamo, and for its inmates to be tried in a legitimate court or set free. Let's run ads in Washington DC and show that citizens from every country on earth want this injustice to end!
US Steps Up Missile System Push in Eastern Europe http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/040507P.shtml
The Bush administration has begun to step up its efforts to build a controversial missile defense system in Eastern Europe. The move, coming ahead of a major NATO meeting on the project this month, could escalate a simmering diplomatic issue into a significant international dispute, depending on Moscow's reaction and the administration's next moves in its effort to base ten interceptor missiles in Poland and a radar center in the Czech Republic, both formerly part of the Soviet Bloc.
Lobbyist Jack Abramoffs Charity a Front for Terrorism http://www.washington-report.org/archives/March_2006/0603028.html
THE GUILTY plea of fabulously wealthy and highly corrupt lobbyist Jack Abramoff raised the question of whether he would roll over on congressmen involved in illegal fund-raising and other crimes with him. Some 20 Republicans on Capitol Hill are said to be in danger. Abramoffs dense network of illicit finances and phony charities might end some political careers in the United States. But the investigation into his activities by the FBI also shed light on the ways in which right-wing American Jews have often been involved in funding what are essentially terrorist activities by armed land thieves in Palestinian territory. CLIP
Under The Influence: 60 Minutes' Steve Kroft Reports On Drug Lobbyists' Role In Passing Bill That Keeps Drug Prices High http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/03/29/60minutes/main2625305.shtml
NEW YORK, April 1, 2007 If you have ever wondered why the cost of prescription drugs in the United States are the highest in the world or why it's illegal to import cheaper drugs from Canada or Mexico, you need look no further than the pharmaceutical lobby and its influence in Washington, D.C.According to a new report by the Center for Public Integrity, congressmen are outnumbered two to one by lobbyists for an industry that spends roughly a $100 million a year in campaign contributions and lobbying expenses to protect its profits. One reason those profits have exceeded Wall Street expectations is the Medicare prescription drug bill. It was passed three-and-a-half years ago, but as 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft reports, its effects are still reverberating through the halls of Congress, providing a window into how the lobby works. The unorthodox roll call on one of the most expensive bills ever placed before the House of Representatives began in the middle of the night, long after most people in Washington had switched off C-SPAN and gone to sleep. The only witnesses were congressional staffers, hundreds of lobbyists, and U.S. Representatives like Dan Burton, R-Ind., and Walter Jones, R-N.C."The pharmaceutical lobbyists wrote the bill," says Jones. "The bill was over 1,000 pages. And it got to the members of the House that morning, and we voted for it at about 3 a.m. in the morning." Why did the vote finally take place at 3 a.m.? "Well, I think a lot of the shenanigans that were going on that night, they didn't want on national television in primetime," according to Burton. "I've been in politics for 22 years," says Jones, "and it was the ugliest night I have ever seen in 22 years." CLIP
Millions of Families Face Losing Their Homes to Foreclosure http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/040607O.shtml
Subprime loans have led to one million American families losing their homes in the past decade, a new study by the Center for Responsible Lending has found. As interest rates have climbed and the housing market has slumped, delinquent loans have soared, and home repossessions have grown.
Official: Possible War Crimes in Somalia http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/040607E.shtml
Ethiopian and Somali forces may have committed war crimes in battles against insurgents, and European Union countries could be considered complicit if they do nothing to stop them, according to an EU email obtained by The Associated Press on Friday.
Canada's Role in Depleted Uranium (DU) Weapons worldwide (April 3, 2007) http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=WEB20070403&articleId=5258
"CANADIAN URANIUM IS BASICALLY PROVIDING THE MATERIAL FOR THESE [DU] WEAPONS And I really would ask you to make this an issue in the front / centre and STOP IT NOW AS QUICKLY AS YOU CAN !! -- Dr. Rosalie Bertell, authority on Depleted Uranium (DU).Photos of Babies Deformed at Birth as a Result of Depleted Uranium (DU) 2003 photos: Dr. Jenan Hassan WARNING: Extremely Graphic Images!Let's Follow the Example of Belgium and Make Abolishing the Use of Canadian Uranium in any Depleted Uranium (DU) Weapons world-wide a Priority Issue Now!DU & Public Health: The public health effects of the use of Depleted Uranium (DU) weapons are such that their use can be considered per se violations of the war crime of Genocide under the Statute of the International Criminal Court. The documented devastating effects of DU weapons on public health include:3.0 Findings: The negative impacts of radiation from nuclear weapons and nuclear weapons testing, nuclear power and nuclear reactors, and depleted uranium weaponry, include but are not limited to the following: 3.1 Cancer 3.2 Birth defects 3.3 Chronic diseases caused by neurological and neuromuscular radiation damage 3.4 Mitochondrial diseases (Chronic fatigue syndrome, Lou Gehrig's, Parkinsons nad Alzheimer's; Heart and brain disorders) 3.5 Global DNA damage in men's sperm; Infertility in women. 3.6 Learning disabilities 3.7 Mental illness 3.8 Birth rates & death rates 3.9 Diabetes 3.10 Infant mortality and low birth weights 3.11 Atmospheric testing impact on Environment 3.12 It is hereby found that the only feasible remedy to cease the damage to the environment and public health caused by ionizing radiation, and to safeguard the future of humanity and all living things, is to permanently abolish all nuclear technologies. CLIP
How Biofuels Could Starve the Poor (April 7, 2007) http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=%20RU20070407&articleId=5293
This article by professors C. Ford Runge and Benjamin Senauer of the University of Minnesota provides an incisive analysis of the corn-based biofuel industry and its impacts on food agriculture. The agribusiness biotech conglomerates, which constitute a powerful lobby in Washington, are behind the biofuel industry, which is the recipient of billions of dollars of US government subsidies. The biofuel industry is dominated by a handful of large companies including Arch Daniels Midland (ADM). "The enormous volume of corn required by the ethanol industry is sending shock waves through the food system" ultimately leading to higher international prices of major grain staples. The article concludes that the shift towards biofuel will contribute to dramatically increasing the incidence of hunger and undernourishment in developing countries. "The world's poorest people already spend 50 to 80 percent of their total household income on food. For the many among them who are landless laborers or rural subsistence farmers, large increases in the prices of staple foods will mean malnutrition and hunger. Some of them will tumble over the edge of subsistence into outright starvation, and many more will die from a multitude of hunger-related diseases." It is worth noting that Fidel Castro, in a recent article focusing on the transformation of food into fuel, arrives, from a different perspective, at broadly the same conclusion. Fidel Castro describes the biofuel industry as a "colossal squandering of cereals destined to fuel production" which undermines the broad objective of combating poverty and famine in the developing World. (...) With the price of raw materials at such highs, the biofuel craze would place significant stress on other parts of the agricultural sector. In fact, it already does. In the United States, the growth of the biofuel industry has triggered increases not only in the prices of corn, oilseeds, and other grains but also in the prices of seemingly unrelated crops and products. The use of land to grow corn to feed the ethanol maw is reducing the acreage devoted to other crops. Food processors who use crops such as peas and sweet corn have been forced to pay higher prices to keep their supplies secure -- costs that will eventually be passed on to consumers. Rising feed prices are also hitting the livestock and poultry industries. According to Vernon Eidman, a professor emeritus of agribusiness management at the University of Minnesota, higher feed costs have caused returns to fall sharply, especially in the poultry and swine sectors. If returns continue to drop, production will decline, and the prices for chicken, turkey, pork, milk, and eggs will rise. A number of Iowa's pork producers could go out of business in the next few years as they are forced to compete with ethanol plants for corn supplies. CLIP Many more important articles through http://www.globalresearch.ca/
Millions Face Hunger From Climate Change http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/041007EA.shtml
Warming temperatures could result in food shortages for 130 million people by 2050 and threaten to cause drought and higher seas in Australia and New Zealand by 2030, according to a UN report released Tuesday.
We Must Imagine a Future Without Cars http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/040407ED.shtml
"Two years ago in my book, 'The Long Emergency,' I wrote that our nation was sleepwalking into an era of unprecedented hardship and disorder - largely due to the end of reliably cheap and abundant oil. We're still blindly following that path into a dangerous future, lost in dark raptures of infotainment, diverted by inane preoccupations with sex and celebrity, made frantic by incessant motoring. The coming age of energy scarcity will change everything about how we live in this country," says James Howard Kunstler.
The Peak Oil Crisis: GAO Report http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/040507EB.shtml
"The real dilemma of coping [with] peak oil, for a while at least, is really quite simple," says Tom Whipple. "If the government should lay out the full ramifications of peaking in hopes of rallying the people to make preparations, the most immediate consequence is likely to be serious economic setback triggered by an unambiguous announcement itself. The alternative is to remain silent."
60 Minutes: The Age Of Warming (April 1, 2007) http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/03/30/60minutes/printable2631210.shtml
If you were waiting for the day global warming would change the world, that day is here. It's happening, far from civilization's notice, in a place about as remote as you can get. Scientists believed Antarctica, at the bottom of the world, was too vast, too remote, to be bothered by climate change any time soon. But now glaciers are setting speed records for melting. Whole colonies of penguins are disappearing. Why does it matter? Antarctica is a climate giant, driving ocean and wind currents worldwide, with enormous potential to raise sea levels. To find out what's happening down south, 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley set out on an expedition; the first stop was the high mountains of Patagonia in Chile, where you can actually see a new age beginning. (...) And the data showed Casassa that glacier O'Higgins has thinned 92 feet in seven years. And it's not unique. More than 90 percent of the world's glaciers are retreating. And if you're looking for early trouble from climate change, this is it. Glacial runoff provides water for 1.5 billion people, mostly in South America, China and India. "In the medium term, depending on the size of glacier30 years, just a few decades, the glacier will start to waste away in such a degree that you will see the runoff the glacial melt coming from that glacier starting to decline," Casassa says. Cities around the world, says Casassa, will be starved for water. And he says we now are seeing the first impacts. (...) Krill grow beneath the sea ice, but in the warming ocean, the sea ice is melting away. "So the penguins have been going to sea and starving to death?" Pelley asks. "The chicks are declining and we think they just can't find the krill," Sue Trivelpiece says. "When you can link a change in warming in air temperature to ice to krill to penguins and show a 50 percent reduction in the penguin population here and connect all the dots you really can't make it any clearer than that," her husband adds. CLIP
Court Rebukes Bush in Global Warming Case http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/040207A.shtml
In a defeat for the Bush administration, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that a US government agency has the power under the clean air law to regulate greenhouse gas emissions that spur global warming. The ruling came in one of the most important environmental cases to reach the Supreme Court in decades. It marked the first high court decision in a case involving global warming.
The World UFO Disclosure Campaign (MANY PEOPLE NETWORKED THIS ONE!) http://www.worldufodisclosure.org/index2.php?bolum=29&icerik=km
The World UFO Disclosure Campaign is a non-profit worldwide campaign. Its primary aim is to have the U.N General Assembly hold open and secrecy-free hearings on the UFO/E.T presence on Earth, as well as on advanced energy and propulsion systems related to the subject that, when publicly released, will provide solutions to global environmental and other challenges. To date, thousands of witnesses have been identified throughout the world, spanning every branch of the armed services, agencies and countries. The weight of testimony, along with supporting government documents and other evidence, establish beyond any doubt the reality of extraterrestrial life forms, UFOs and advanced energy and propulsion technologies resulting from the study of these vehicles. The evidence shows that extraterrestrial civilizations are very concerned about our nuclear and space-based weapons systems, and human warfare. We are sharing space with other civilizations and it is critical that a full disclosure of this long suppressed information take place. A disclosure can be one of the greatest galvanizing and transcendent moments in human history. We believe that World UFO Disclosure will be the starting point of a new era unprecedented in world history, unifying mankind with a new spirit of peace and brotherhood and launching a new process that will lead humanity to an era of intergalactic communication and wisdom. Urgent U.N action is needed to allow any and all witnesses to testify under oath so that a full, honest and open disclosure may occur as soon as possible. We expect from the U.N to undertake this crucial mission for the sake of mankind. Through World UFO Disclosure Campaign we intend to collect the signatures of millions of enthusiasts, believers and activists in Ufology, all asking with one single voice that the governments of the nations of this world stop their policy of secrecy over UFOs/E.Ts and disclose the truth. CLIP - Available in 9 languages through http://www.worldufodisclosure.org
Nano Risks Worry Scientists http://discovermagazine.com/2007/jan/policy/
"Magic Nano" turned out not to be so magical after all. The cleaning product sold by the German company Kleinmann GmbH made headlines when it caused respiratory distress in more than 100 consumers last spring, leading to its swift removal from the market. Although the product didn't contain nanoparticlesthe problems were ultimately traced to the formation of a super-thin filmthe incident put the concept of nanomaterials (which incorporate particles or components measuring less than 100 nanometers, or about 1/250,000 inch) squarely in the public eye and raised the question of how to harness their potential while addressing their potential risks. More than 200 consumer products around the world are described as nanotech-based, according to the Woodrow Wilson Center's Project for Emerging Nanotechnologies. CLIP
Reported Chem-plane Crash (April 8) http://www.ethericwarriors.com/main/index.php?page=forums&action=topic&t=780&menuid=0
It was reported on Indonesian TV yesterday that a white unmarked twin-engined prop-plane with a pale blue spraying device crash-landed on a new (and as yet uninhabited) housing estate in Ciputat, West Java. The pilot and co-pilot both survived but are in a critical condition and one other person on board was reported dead. All were said to be Indonesian nationals. The TV crew at the scene (which was hastily cordoned-off) reported police as expressing surprise at the plane's lack of identification markings and said that an investigation was underway. The footage showed the distant wreckage of a chem-plane upside-down amidst rubble.I shall post any further developments on this thread in due course but one suspects that the 'investigation' will be an eternally on-going process. -- Make sure to read "A Chemtrail Aerosol Breakthrough?" item #10 below.
FDA Proposes Calling Irradiated Foods 'Pasteurized' (4-6-7) http://www.rense.com/general76/past.htm
(...) Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch, said, "This move by the FDA would deny consumers clear information about whether they are buying food that has been exposed to high doses of ionizing radiation." The FDA seemed to acknowledge that allowing alternative ways of describing irradiation would confuse consumers in their proposal: "Research indicates that many consumers regard substitute terms for irradiation to be misleading," but were not available for further comment. The FDA posted the proposed rule changes on its Web site and will accept public comments on the proposal for 90 days. (To view and comment on the proposal, see the explanations at http://www.rense.com/general76/past.htm)
Nearly 250 Dead Seals Wash Up on Shores of Caspian Sea; Cause of Death Unknown (04-07-2007) http://tinyurl.com/yum32q
ALMATY, Kazakhstan (Associated Press) -- Nearly 250 dead seals have washed up on the shores of the Caspian Sea in Kazakhstan in the past week, emergency officials said Saturday. Authorities were conducting tests to determined what killed the 247 seals found by oil workers inspecting the shore in western Mangistau region, the Emergencies Agency said. Environmentalists have been concerned about increasing exploration of the Caspian Sea's extensive oil reserves. Last year, 350 seals and thousands of sturgeon died in a northern part of the Caspian region as a result of a heavy metal leak from the Kashagan oil field. Also, several epidemics of a viral disease have killed thousands of Caspian seals since the late 1990s.
Don't Buy Products From Illegal Logging, Indonesia Says http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/040907EA.shtml
Indonesia appealed on Monday to world consumers to stop buying products made from illegally logged wood, and said rich countries should pay the poor to preserve forests in the battle against global warming. Environmentalists say illegal logging in Indonesia strips 2.1 million hectares (5.2 million acres) of forest every year in a trade worth $4 billion.
Is Earth Near Its "Tipping Points" From Global Warming? http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/040507EA.shtml
Earth is spinning toward many points of no return from the damage of global warming, after which disease, desolation and famine are inevitable, say scientists involved in an international report due Friday. Opinions vary about how long it will take to reach those "tipping points" and whether attempts to cut planet-warming gases churned out by power plants, vehicles and other human activities can slow, halt or reverse the harmful effects in coming decades. Some suggest it might be cheaper for society to adapt to the changing climate than to roll back the pace of warming.
Bill Ties Climate to National Security http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/040907EB.shtml
The CIA and Pentagon would for the first time be required to assess the national security implications of climate change under proposed legislation intended to elevate global warming to a national defense issue. The bipartisan proposal calls for the director of national intelligence to conduct the first-ever "national intelligence estimate" on global warming.
Eat Veggies, Help World (April 3 2007) http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/op_ed/hc-jacobson0403.artapr03,0,2357221.story
So you're using the air conditioner a bit less and you replaced your old light bulbs with high-efficiency ones. Perhaps you've traded in the Hummer for a Prius or, better yet, are giving public transportation a spin. Those steps, big and small, will all help slow down global warming and otherwise be helpful to the environment.Stick with `em. But if you want to help even more, consider that you have three more opportunities every single day to do something for your planet: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.Americans eat more than a billion pounds of food each day. To churn out the grains, meat and poultry, and fruits and vegetables that feed the country, our agricultural system consumes enormous quantities of fuel, fertilizers, water and pesticides and enormous tracts of erodible land.But much of those resources aren't feeding us directly - they're producing the feed for the animals we eat, a terribly inefficient process that wastes nonrenewable resources. Many of the 100 million acres of land and 17 trillion gallons of irrigation water used to grow animal feed could be put to more productive uses - or not used. The energy used just to produce fertilizer for feed crops could instead be used to fuel 1 million homes. Reducing the use of fertilizer to grow corn in the Midwest would bring aquatic life back to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, where there is now a New Jersey-size dead zone.Besides squandering resources going into animals, consider what we get out of them. For starters, there's methane, a greenhouse gas 23 times more conducive to global warming than carbon dioxide. The methane produced by belching cattle and giant lagoons of hog manure has the same impact on global warming as the carbon dioxide produced by 33 million automobiles.The standard American diet, relatively high in meat and dairy, might as well be called the Global Warming Diet. Making even small changes can add up, as you can see on calculators available at http://www.EatingGreen.org. Replacing one hamburger, one egg and a 1-ounce serving of cheese each day for a year with a mix of vegetables, fruit, beans and whole grains would spare the need for 1.8 acres of cropland, 40 pounds of fertilizer, and 3 ounces of pesticides. It also would mean dumping 11,400 fewer pounds of animal manure into the environment. Another benefit of eating fewer animal products is that fewer animals will need to be raised. Most livestock today suffer miserably when they are crammed together in small crowded cages, huge crowded sheds or filthy crowded feedlots. CLIP
Exponential growth secured by Rosie O'Donnell's public stance
Paul Joseph Watson
April 6, 2007
9/11 truth has reached its tipping point, with the exponential growth of the movement secured following Rosie O'Donnell's brave public stance as well as numerous other high profile individuals, ensuring our numbers and influence expands on a weekly basis.
In early February we asked who the next 9/11 superhero would be. Rosie O'Donnell has answered that question and now is the time for more public figures to step forward and overwhelm the cultural zeitgeist to push 9/11 truth over the edge and make it go truly supernova.
We know of numerous celebrities by name who have known about 9/11 truth for a very long time and have considered whether to go public or not. Charlie Sheen and Rosie O'Donnell are the canaries in the coal mine and they are still standing. The climate is right for those in the know to flood the media with 9/11 truth.
Celebrities by their very nature are no angels and are open to personal attack by thugs like Bill O'Reilly, but consider some of the following highly respected individuals who have thrown their hat in the ring for 9/11 truth in just the last few weeks.
Lt. Col. Jeff Latas, U.S. Air Force (ret) Former combat fighter pilot (F-15E and F-111). Former President, U.S. Air Force Accident Investigation Board. Also served as Pentagon Weapons Requirement Officer and as a member of the Pentagon's Quadrennial Defense Review. Awarded Distinguish Flying Cross for Heroism, four Air Medals, four Meritorious Service Medals, and nine Aerial Achievement Medals. 20-year Air Force career. Currently commercial airline pilot;
Lt. Col. Guy S. Razer, MS, U.S. Air Force (ret) Retired U.S. Air Force fighter pilot (F-111, F-15E, F-16, B-1, F-18, Mig-29, and Suu-22). Flew combat missions over Iraq. Former instructor at the USAF Fighter Weapons School and NATOs Tactical Leadership Program. 20-year Air Force career.
"After 4+ years of research since retirement in 2002, I am 100% convinced that the attacks of September 11, 2001 were planned, organized, and committed by treasonous perpetrators that have infiltrated the highest levels of our government," Razer tells the website.
Capt. Daniel Davis, U.S. Army Former U.S. Army Air Defense Officer and NORAD Tac Director. Decorated with the Bronze Star and the Soldiers Medal for bravery under fire and the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in Vietnam. Also served in the Army Air Defense Command as Nike Missile Battery Control Officer for the Chicago-Milwaukee Defense Area. Founder and former CEO of Turbine Technology Services Corp., a turbine (jet engine) services and maintenance company (15 years). Former Senior Manager at General Electric Turbine (jet) Engine Division (15 years). Private pilot.
"In my experience as an officer in NORAD as a Tactical Director for the Chicago-Milwaukee Air Defense and as a current private pilot," Davis tells the website, "There is no way that an aircraft on instrument flight plans (all commercial flights are IFR) would not be intercepted when they deviate from their flight plan, turn off their transponders, or stop communication with Air Traffic Control. No way! With very bad luck, perhaps one could slip by, but no there's no way all four of them could!"
These are just a few of the 90+ senior military, intelligence service, law and government officials, over 120 professors and over 100 surviving 9/11 family members documented on the website who believe 9/11 was an inside job or at least have grave concerns about the official story.
Celebrities like Charlie Sheen and Rosie O'Donnell are in a position to use their prominent profiles to act as torch bearers for 9/11 truth. Unlike the experts and professionals, they have the ability to reach millions of people, so the combination of the two is a perfect symbiosis.
The next few months are going to be very exciting for us all as 9/11 truth completely invades and envelops the cultural zeitgeist, and the establishment controllers squirm and struggle to stand in the way of an unstoppable information juggernaut.
National Boycott To Impeach for Peace and Justice http://www.wearenotbuyingit.org/
WARNING: This website is a real rabbit hole of resources and information, some of which may be considered by some to be dangerous or subversive.
Show It Off! April 23-27, 2007 http://showitoffnow.blogspot.com/
Make history. Be part of the largest demonstration ever. Get Creative, Go Crazy, Get Real. Show the World We Wont Stand for Tyranny, Torture and War Crimes. An Extraordinary Response - I started this website a few days ago and the response has been amazing. People have been coming to visit from all over the place. It shows how much people despise this criminal regime and want to act. And it underscores the basis out there for THE PEOPLE to take impeachment boldly out into their communities and, in so doing, draw others forward into political motion, to take these villains on. CLIP
Nationwide Impeachment Protests April 28, 2007 http://www.a28.org/
George Bush and Dick Cheney have lied the nation into a war of aggression, are spying in open violation of the law, and have sanctioned the use of torture. These are high crimes and misdemeanors that demand accountability through the Constitutional mechanism of impeachment. Since Congress doesn't seem to get it, we're calling on all Americans who stand for truth, freedom, and justice to join us on April 28 and spell it out for them: IMPEACH!
9/11 Truth Movement: Only Growing Stronger And the Media are Frightened to Death! (April 6, 2007) http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/april2007/060407stronger.htm
The corporate media have launched desperate attempt to eliminate all discussions about the official body of evidence related to the events of 9/11. Just watch how they are trying frantically to get Rosie ODonnell fired from ABCs The View. Also think back to when the media launched a broad based attack against the character of Charlie Sheen for daring to publicly question the official story of 9/11. Rosie, however, is a much greater problem for the criminals in the media. She is on a daily network TV program with a large audience that doesnt even know that questions and disturbing facts about 9/11 exist. Lets understand one thing: the 9/11 truth movement is doing nothing but growing. People who have been exposed to the actual evidence and understand the ramifications of what it reveals are not waking up one morning and suddenly deciding that they believe the official story. The dynamic works like this: those who are not aware of the evidence believe the official story. Once they start poking around they realize that the official story about the attacks could not possibly be true, and they discover the plethora of evidence hidden and misrepresented by the Bush administration, the 9/11 Commission and the corporate media. 9/11 truthers are not suddenly coming across new information that caused them to suddenly believe the official story. Its a one way flow. The evidence speaks for itself. Could that last statement possibly explain why the media are trying so desperately to quash any discussion about 9/11 or destroy the credibility of anyone who dares to try to raise the topic? You can bet that it is! But there is another angle here as well. The media are no longer trying to protect the insiders of the Bush administration whose involvement in the events and cover up of the evidence is implicated by so much that has been uncovered. This time around they are protecting themselves. Lets be real here. With every day a liar continues to lie it becomes more difficult to undo, explain, correct or justify that lie. This is the position in which the corporate media find themselves right now. CLIP
Urgent Action Alert: They're trying to fire Rosie O'Donnell http://tinyurl.com/25tvhg
Bill O'Reilly has promised the world that Rosie has had her last day on "The View"... She's on vacation until a week from next Tuesday she told us at her blog... If she's not back after that it will mean the enemy has succeeded in silencing America and we are doomed... We can't allow that... Please forward this everywhere...This is an AOL poll so we can only hope it's not fixed
Enemies Of Free Speech Launch 'Stop Rosie' Website, Petition (April 3, 2007) http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/april2007/030407stoprosie.htm
Because they can't debate us on the facts, Neo-Con bootlickers use mob intimidation tactics to shut down free speech - Anti-American enemies of free speech have launched an official campaign to have Rosie O'Donnell fired for asking questions about 9/11 and the Iranian hostage crisis, setting up a website and a farcical poll - a sizable portion of whose signatories consist of fake names and joke entries.
MSNBC poll: Should Rosie O'Donnell be fired from "The View"? Live Vote http://tinyurl.com/2x8pop
Yes 44% No 56% (As of April 8 9:30 pm)
Alex Jones Calls for Action on Every Eleventh - Days of Truth Action Goes International (April 10, 2007) http://www.truthaction.org/Alex_Jones.html
On Friday, April 6 2007, activist, filmmaker and powerhouse radio host Alex Jones endorsed the call to National Days of Truth Action on the Eleventh Day of Every Month. In the lead-up to an interview with truthaction.org activist Cosmos, Jones declared, "they're pushing for a protest in every major city - a demonstration - on the eleventh day of every month and I want you to join them. I want everybody to get involved with this because this is the type of action we need." CLIP
9/11 Physicist Contacted To Appear On The View (April 5, 2007) http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/april2007/050407physicistcontacted.htm
Agreement tentatively made for Steven Jones to discuss towers, WTC 7 collapse - Physicist Professor Steven Jones has confirmed that Rosie O'Donnell's staff have contacted him regarding a potential future appearance on The View to discuss the improbable collapse of the twin towers and WTC 7.During a debate on The View, O'Donnell promised to feature a physicist as a guest on the show to discuss the physical evidence and the impossibility of jet fuel melting steel." A person from Rosie's team contacted me by E mail," Professor Jones told the Alex Jones Show, "so I wrote back to them and said I would be glad to appear and I named two other physicists who I trust who could also appear. CLIP
The 9/11 Truth Domino Effect (March 29, 2007) http://infowars.net/articles/march2007/290307domino.htm
More and more going public everyday with vital information and valuable expertise - The leaking of the until now withheld WTC blueprints this week represents a growing trend of truth seeking individuals putting aside politics and coming forth in an attempt to set the record straight on the defining event of the 21st century. Below is a by no means extensive list with links that represents how this 9/11 truth domino effect is gathering pace in all walks of life. CLIP
The 911 Mystery Plane (with pictures!) http://rense.com/general76/missing.htm
On September 11 2001, as the eyes of the nation were focused on the gruesome events at the World Trade Center, the networks interrupted their coverage in New York with a breaking story from Washington. A large plane had just been sighted over the White House. Exactly when it first appeared is not certain, but the reports aired at about the time of the pentagon strike, or just before. Witnesses who saw the mystery plane say it circled over Washington. CNN's Senior White House correspondent John King saw it while standing in Lafayette Park, directly across from the White House. King reported live that "about 10 minutes ago, there was a white jet circling overhead. Now, you generally don't see planes in the area over the White House. That is restricted air space. No reason to believe that this jet was there for any nefarious purposes, but the Secret Service was very concerned, pointing up at the jet in the sky." (...) As I've noted, in the video the plane makes a banking turn. The angle is fortunate, because it brought the plane's unique features and markings into plain view. There can be no doubt as to the plane's identity. The aircraft belonged to the US Air Force. Moreover, this was no ordinary plane. It was an E-4B, the US military's most advanced electronics platform. Even a casual comparison shows that the still-shot from the docudrama matches an official photo (see below) of the E-4B, from a USAF web site. There can be no mistake. (...) Moreover, this was no ordinary plane. It was an E-4B usually follows behind the presidential entourage. Unlike Air Force One, however, the E-4B can be refueled in midair and so has considerably greater range. For this reason, when the president goes abroad on long trips he occasionally flies on an E-4B to save travel time. The plane also doubles as a mobile office for the Secretary of Defense. Recently, for example, when the newly appointed Defense Secretary Robert Gates traveled to London for talks with Prime Minister Tony Blair, he rode on an E-4B. According to various reports, his predecessor, Donald Rumsfeld, often used the plane, and much preferred it. (...) All of which raises disturbing questions. Why did the Joint Chiefs change the date of Global Guardian in 2001? Even more importantly, why was the world's most sophisticated electronics warfare plane circling over Washington at the time of the September 11 attack? Recently, when the investigator who contacted me filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) concerning the presence of the E-4B over Washington on 9/11, the FAA responded that it "had no knowledge" of such a plane. My contact also shared the basic information presented in this article with his Congressman, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), and requested that he look into the matter. Schiff then made a formal inquiry through official channels, but was told that the Air Force knows nothing. Obviously, the pentagon is lying. If the E-4B was on a legitimate mission on September 11, why does the military deny its presence? Why would they do this? When people lie it is generally because they have something to hide. Is the US military any different? CLIP
Few Americans Trust Military or Media for Information on Iraq: Poll http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/040607F.shtml
Most Americans have little or no confidence in the information they receive from the military or the media about the situation in Iraq, according to a poll released Thursday.
Audio: Eloquent 9/11 Presentation - 1 hour. Great speech! http://www.kpfa.org/archives/index.php?arch=19290
"Why the Facts of 9/11 Must Be Suppressed: Understanding the Ruling Group Mind Behind the War Without End" With Dr. John McMurtry, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Guelph, Ontario in a presentation at the International Citizens Inquiry Into 9/11 on May 30, 2004 in Toronto. McMurtry was one of the first academics to analyze 9/11 and the 9/11 wars. In response to the extreme pressure of forcing reality to conform to manufactured delusions, the group and its members become increasingly submerged within a pre-conscious field of hysteria, denials and projections. Their program is being played out in Iraq against heroic resistance, while elsewhere in the empire the "regulating group mind" demands complicity with its fundamental assumption - that 9/11 was an attack from the outside.
The Evidence Is There: Its Time for Congress to Investigate the Ties Between the Bush Family and Osama bin Laden (April 5, 2007) http://www.alternet.org/story/50156/
The following is taken from a chapter, "The BCCI Game: Banking on America, Banking on Jihad," by investigative journalist Lucy Komisar in the new book "A Game as Old as Empire," just published by Berrett-Koehler (San Francisco). Now that the U.S. Congress is investigating the truth of President George W. Bush's statements about the Iraq war, they might look into one of his most startling assertions: that there was a link between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden. Critics dismissed that as an invention. They were wrong. There was a link, but not the one Bush was selling. The link between Hussein and Bin Laden was their banker, BCCI. But the link went beyond the dictator and the jihadist -- it passed through Saudi Arabia and stretched all the way to George W. Bush and his father. BCCI was the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, a dirty offshore bank that then-President Ronald Reagan's Central Intelligence Agency used to run guns to Hussein, finance Osama bin Laden, move money in the illegal Iran-Contra operation and carry out other "agency" black ops. The Bushes also benefited privately; one of the bank's largest Saudi investors helped bail out George W. Bush's troubled oil investments. (...) Then, in 1988, George Bush Sr. was elected president. Harken benefited by getting some new investors, including Salem bin Laden, Osama bin Laden's half brother, and Khalid bin Mahfouz. Osama bin Laden himself was busy elsewhere at the time -- organizing al Qaeda. The money BCCI stole before it was shut down in 1991 -- somewhere between $9.5 billion and $15 billion -- made its 20-year heist the biggest bank fraud in history. Most of it was never recovered. International banks' complicity in the offshore secrecy system effectively covered up the money trail. But in the years after the collapse of BCCI, Khalid bin Mahfouz was still flush with cash. In 1992, he established the Muwafaq ("blessed relief") Foundation in the offshore Channel Islands. The U.S. Treasury Department called it "an al Qaeda front that receives funding from wealthy Saudi businessmen." When the BCCI scandal began to break in the late 1980s, the Sr. Bush administration did what it could to sit on it. The Justice Department went after the culprits -- was virtually forced to -- only after New York District Attorney Robert Morgenthau did. But evidence about BCCI's broader links exist in numerous U.S. and international investigations. Now could be a good time to take another look at the BCCI-Osama-Saddam-Saudi-Bush connection.
Professor who criticized Bush added to terrorist 'no-fly' list http://rawstory.com/news/2007/Professor_who_criticized_Bush_added_to_0409.html
A top Constitutional scholar from Princeton who gave a televised speech that slammed President George W. Bush's executive overreach recently learned that he had been added to the Transportation Security Administration's terrorist watchlist. He shared his experience this weekend at the law blog Balkinization.Walter F. Murphy, the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Emeritus, at Princeton University, attempted to check his luggage at the curbside in Albuquerque before boarding a plane to Newark, New Jersey. Murphy was told he could not use the service. "I was denied a boarding pass because I was on the Terrorist Watch list," he said. When inquiring with a clerk why he was on the list, Murphy was asked if he had participated in any peace marches. "We ban a lot of people from flying because of that," a clerk said. Murphy then explained that he had not marched, but had "in September, 2006,given a lecture at Princeton, televised and put on the Web, highly critical of George Bush for his many violations of the Constitution." The clerk responded, "That'll do it." Murphy was allowed to board the plane, but was warned that his luggage would be"ransacked." On his return trip, his luggage was lost. Murphy is a decorated Marine who served in the Korean War and was a reservist for 19 years. Mark Graber, who presented the blog post, adds that there were other reasons that Murphy was an unlikely terror suspect. CLIP
Six Crises in Search of an Author http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/040907E.shtml
Tom Engelhardt details the neocon agenda: "The post-9/11 strike at Afghanistan was never simply a strike at al-Qaeda (or the Taliban who hosted them). It was always a prelude to war against Saddam Hussein's Iraq. And the invasion of Iraq was never meant to end in Baghdad (as indicated in the neocon pre-war quip: 'Everyone wants to go to Baghdad. Real men want to go to Tehran.'). Nor was Tehran to be the end of the line."
From: Laurent Pirard (email@example.com)
Subject: The Coming Shakedown of the US and Iran
Date: 1 Apr 2007
If Russian warnings are correct, at this time next week, the US could be at war with Iran. Let us understand that this war is really an assault by the Illuminati on both countries.
The top rung of Freemasonry, the Illuminati Order is an international satanic cult that aims to subdue humanity by pitting nations in war against each other. It represents a conspiracy of international finance and many "leading families" of Europe and America.
The pictures of Bush and Ahmadinejad giving the satanic "goat's head" sign suggest Iranians are as ignorant as Americans of their President's true loyalty. Illuminati defector Leo Zagami recently called Ahmaninejad a "well known Satanist with no real connection to Islam" and the Iraq-Iran-Israel conflict a "foreign intelligence show."
Empowered by the central banking cartel, the Illuminati Order has the resources to infiltrate both sides of every conflict, and steer it according to the New World Order agenda. They call this a "dialectical process." They were on both sides of both world wars, the Cold War, Korea and Vietnam.
Iran's nuclear ambitions are merely a pretext. The real object is to degrade both the US and Iran so citizens will forfeit political, economic and spiritual rights to Illuminati banker "world government."
As early as 1871, Albert Pike, the Grand Commander of US Freemasonry wrote a letter to Giuseppe Mazzini, his European counterpart, foretelling three world wars. He was correct about the first two.
"The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the "agentur" of the "Illuminati" between the political Zionists [i.e. Americans] and the leaders of Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam and political Zionism mutually destroy each other."
I dont see this conflict as starting WWIII. Like the Spanish Civil War, it is a dress rehearsal. In turn, the Israel attack on Lebanon last July was a dry run for the attack on Iran. It may even have been part of an Israeli-American quid pro quo.
And just as Israel suffered some humiliating setbacks at the hands of the Hezbollah, I wouldnt be surprised if the US "victory" is also Pyrrhic.
The important thing to understand is that a satanic cult controls all countries and is conducting a covert war against humanity. Thus, people are too busy fighting each other to recognize their real enemies are their own leaders, the mass media, and the bankers who own both.
This is a possible Iran scenario: Like all wars, the conflict will be orchestrated . It will take place in the next month or two and resemble the Lebanon war. Iran and the US will both suffer serious losses; the price of oil will sky rocket and the stock market will take a hit. Israel and Iran may exchange fire but I don't foresee any invasions. If Iran went into Iraq, all bets would be off.
I'd like to be %100 wrong about this, and free to enjoy the Spring weather.
Here are some articles that suggest the Illuminati is orchestrating both sides:
Some observers have noted that the British female sailor was interviewed by the BBC and The Independent just hours before she was taken prisoner. How convenient. At least they didn't broadcast the capture bfore it took place.
Some have suggested the capture is so unlikely that both sides may have staged it, or it was a trap laid by the British. This would explain the lack of resistance. The parallel between the prisoner-takings that started the Lebanon war, and the present situation is obvious.
In a recent article, Seymour Hersh reveals that Dick Cheney has been running an Iran-Contra style operation that includes support for groups linked to al Queda. They are also engaged in clandestine operations in Iran and the kidnapping of hundreds of Iranians.
Isn't it strange that the Iranians have never captured any of the Americans involved in this? Isnt it strange the Iranians dont demand a prisoner exchange for their own citizens, particularly the ex-Deputy Minister of Defense kidnapped in Turkey?
Hersh also says the US is trying to repackage the Iraq war (a crude grab for oil and world domination) as a regional Shiite-Sunni conflict in which the US finds itself an innocent bystander. This has put the US in the contradictory position of having installed a pro-Iranian Shiite government in Iraq; and now having to support the Sunni and Al Qaeda insurgents, who are its ostensible enemies. It doesnt make any sense unless you see the war as an end in itself.
David Icke received the shocking picture of Ahmadinejad from an aghast Iranian. "What's going on? This doesn't have anything to do with Islam!" he exlaimed.
In his exclusive newsletter, Icke recently wrote that Ahmadinehad seems to be playing the Illuminati game: "The propaganda war against Iran really picked up after the election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as President of the Islamic Republic in 2005. After he took office in the August he was soon making speeches that the American propagandists and spinners must have dreamed of. I cannot believe this was a fortuitous coincidence. He defeated the one-time favourite, the former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani whose reputation and record would have made it almost impossible to demonise Iran as a threat to America or anyone else."
Icke continued: "Mehdi Karroubi, a Reformist candidate seeking to open Iranian society and oppose the extremes of hardline Islam, finished a good third in the first round of voting. He then alleged that a network of mosques, the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps and Basij militia forces had illegally generated support for Ahmadinejad and specifically named Mojtaba Khamenei, a son of the Supreme Leader Ayatolla Khamenei, as being involved in this election fraud. The Ayatollah told Karroubi that the allegations were below his dignity and he would not allow the crisis in Iran that they could cause. Karroubi wrote back, resigning from all his political posts and some Reformist newspapers were stopped from publication for publishing Karroubi's letter."
Finally Icke says: "British and American military intelligence ousted Prime Minister Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh in 1953 in a CIA-planned coup called Operation Ajax; imposed the vicious Shah of Iran as a dictator; and then removed him for the Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979. Why would the same forces not continue to be involved in election manipulation in Iran when they so badly needed Ahmadinejad to defeat Rafsanjani for their 'Axis of Evil' plan to work?"
On the domestic front, an example of the Illuminati "dialectic" at work is Rosie O'Donnell's recent pronouncements on 9-11. The Lesbian poster child sounds like Alex Jones. Her function is to cast the opposition in the mold of the 1960's anti-war movement, focusing blame on Bush and "the government" instead of the long-term international conspiracy ultimately responsible.
You also see Brzezinski saying the war on terror "has undermined democracy" in the banker-owned Washington Post! That's pretty funny coming from one of the architects of this policy. He is trying to distance himself and his Rothschild-Rockefeller sponsors from their handiwork.
Meanwhile Democrats in Congress try to placate an angry electorate with timetables for withdrawal. This is a diversion. Democracy is a charade. The US will never willingly withdraw from Iraq. The US is the Illuminati's goon.
If the Illuminati have so much power, why don't they just proclaim their world dictatorship now? It's the process which is both incredibly profitable and necessary. Humanity must be gradually transformed so it sees its slavery as freedom: normal, natural and welcome.
It's best to see war as the Illuminati's cement mixer. They just throw everything in (people, cultures, religions) break and mix and then reset in their own mold. They call it "creating order out of chaos" but first they create chaos.
Their vision for the Middle East including Israel is as conformist and vapid as the EU. Middle East- EU union is already on the drawing board. Wars also kill a lot of innocent people whose souls feed these vampires, as well as pesky idealists ("heroes").
The greatest barrier to understanding world events is our failure to imagine the dimensions of evil, and how readily people will serve Satan.
If we have a war against Iran, it will be instigated by an international satanic cult, to further degrade destroy and demoralize humanity, especially in Iran and the US.
BRUSSELS, April 6 Scientists unveiled today the most detailed portrait yet of a world already in the midst of climatic and coastal changes, driven by global warming from human activities.
They said the earths climate and ecosystems were already being affected, for better and mostly for worse, by the atmospheric buildup of smokestack and tailpipe gases that trap heat. And they said that while limits on emissions could lower the risks, vulnerable regions must adjust promptly to shifting weather patterns and rising seas.
Martin Parry, co-chairman of the team that wrote the new report, identified the areas most affected as the Arctic, sub-Saharan Africa, small islands and Asias sprawling, crowded, flood-prone river deltas.
The conclusions, in the latest report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, came after four days of sometimes rancorous editing by hundreds of scientists and government officials who have been meeting here since Monday. The panel has tracked research on human-caused global warming since it was created under United Nations auspices in 1988.
In a sign of shifting geopolitics on global warming, scientists who worked on the report singled out China among a group of nations that watered down some language in the 21-page summary, while they credited the United States, which for years had stressed the uncertainty in the science, with playing a mostly constructive role now.
China is poised to surpass the United States as the worlds largest emitter of carbon dioxide, the main heat-trapping greenhouse gas, and it has been under growing diplomatic pressure along with the United States to agree to binding limits on emissions.
In February, the panel released a summary of basic climate science, concluding with 90 percent certainty that humans were the main cause of warming since 1950.
In this report, focusing on effects of warming, the group for the first time described how species, water supplies, polar ice sheets, and regional climate conditions were already responding to the global buildup of heat.
At a news conference here, the panels cochairman, Dr. Parry, said widespread effects were already measurable, with much more to come.
Were no longer arm-waving with models, he said. This is empirical information on the ground.
The report said that climate patterns were shifting in ways that would bring benefits in some places including more rainfall and longer growing seasons in high latitudes, opening Arctic seaways, and fewer deaths from cold weather but that significant human hardship and ecological losses would be seen in others.
The panel said the long-term outlook for all regions was for trouble if temperatures rise by 3 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit. Consequences would range from the likely extinction of perhaps one-quarter of the worlds species to the eventual inundation of coasts and islands inhabited by hundreds of millions of people.
The worst effects threaten regions that are mainly poor and already facing dangers from existing climate and coastal hazards, the authors said.
Its the poorest of the poor in the world and this includes poor people even in prosperous societies who are going to be the worst hit, said Rajendra K Pachauri, the chairman of the panel and an energy expert from India. People who are poor are least equipped to be able to adapt to the impacts of climate change, and therefore, in some sense, this does become a global responsibility, in my view.
The report, written by hundreds of scientists and reviewed by outside experts and government officials, warned that adaptation is essential because temperatures and seas will inevitably rise for decades, given the current buildup of carbon dioxide and other long-lived greenhouse gases already in the atmosphere.
But it said that efforts to reduce emissions could reduce, delay or avoid some of the harmful outcomes.
Final details were completed by hundreds of scientists in Brussels early this morning, and approved by officials from more than 100 countries. The report, focusing on the measured and projected impact of warming and the possible responses, was posted on the Web this morning at www.ipcc.ch.
Some authors said that the report removed any doubt about the urgency of acting to curb emissions of greenhouse gases.
The warnings are clear about the scale of the projected changes to the planet, said Bill Hare, an author of the new report and a visiting scientist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Potsdam, Germany. Essentially, theres going to be a mass extinction within the next 100 years unless climate change is limited, added Dr. Hare, who previously worked for the environmetal advocacy group Greenpeace.
These impacts have been known for many years, and are now seen with greater clarity in this report, he said. That clarity is perhaps the last warning were going to get before we actually have to report in the next I.P.C.C. review that were seeing the disaster unfolding.
James L. Connaughton, the chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, said that some of the findings in the report, particularly the prospect of intensifying coastal damage from rising seas, were of high concern, but he noted the panel also foresaw benefits to agriculture in temperate regions as well.
Overall, he said, the analysis reinforced the need for industrialized countries to foster economic growth in developing countries, and thus to help them reduce their vulnerability to climate shocks.
One of the starkest changes projected in the report is an overheating and parching of southern Europe, particularly in summer, and the blossoming of northern regions, particularly Scandinavia.
But the report stressed that outsized threats would face communities in Africa, the crowded river deltas of south Asia, and low-lying islands around the world.
It also found that if investments are made now to adapt to climate and coastal changes, some disruption and damage could be held at bay.
In one section of the 1,572 pages of supporting documentation, for example, the report projects that hundreds of millions of people could be flooded out of homes by rising seas by 2080. But if steady investments are made in sea walls and other coastal protections, vulnerability could be sharply cut.
The actual outcome in terms of damages and ruined lives and costs depends heavily on the response the response of individuals to deal with the changes and governments to organize and anticipate and deal with this in advance, said Michael Oppenheimer, a climate scientist at Princeton and an author of the report.
The meeting dragged on in a marathon session through the night before Dr. Pachaui emerged this morning to stand on a blue armchair and announce to reporters that an agreement had been reached between scientists and government officials over the final details of a 21-page summary.
Under pressure from countries including Russia, China and Saudi Arabia, sections on coral damage and hurricane trends were softened in the summary. They also got the authors to drop an illustration showing how different emissions policies might limit the harm done.
Officials from those countries argued that data in the report did not support the level of certainty expressed in the final draft.
But some authors were not assuaged. The final document was much less quantified and much vaguer and much less striking than it could have been, said Stéphane Hallegatte, a participant from Frances International Center for Research on the Environment and Development.
Negotiations were also prolonged by European delegates demand that the final report reflect the need to cut back on greenhouse gases and not just adapt to new conditions.
Adaptation will only work if climate change is not too large and not too fast, Mr. Hallegatte said.
The panel, created in 1988 and run under the auspices of the United Nations, has sometimes endured criticism for allowing governments to shape the summaries of its periodic reviews of climate science, which fill thousands of pages of reports.
But it remains, by many accounts, the closest thing to a barometer for tracking the level of scientific understanding of the causes and consequences of global warming.
Reports from the panel are released only every half-decade or so, and this years suite of three studies on basic science, impacts of warming, and options for cutting emissions were likely to guide policymakers for years to come.
They also are likely to be a central factor determining how much pressure nations face to extend the Kyoto Protocol, which mandates cuts in emissions, beyond 2012, when its terms lapse.
Next month, the panel will release a report on options for limiting emissions of the greenhouse gases, and late in the year it will publish a final synthesis report.
Stephen H. Schneider, a climatologist at Stanford University, said Russia and China were among countries that opposed inclusion of the mitigation scenarios supported so strongly by Europe.
He said the United States had asked that statements about ice sheets were removed but that the Americans were helpful much more than they were harmful.
Dr. Schneider, however, was strongly critical of the Chinese, who he said marshaled technical arguments that had upset other scientists, including Cynthia Rosenzweig of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, who made a formal written protest to Dr. Pachauri early on Friday, adding drama to the final hours of the week-long meeting.
The Chinese had been disputing how much confidence to ascribe to evidence that natural systems were responding to climate change, said Schneider.
The Chinese wouldnt relent and after the protest all the lead authors and most of the delegations broke into applause, he said. Ive never seen anything like it thats how angry people were.
Dr. Rosenzweig said her decision to walk out of the conference after delivering her protest even prompted some delegates to ask whether she was resigning.
I wasnt storming out, she clarified later in an interview. I took a break.
Dr. Rosenzweig said she was satisfied with a compromise forged later on Friday morning under which the final summary explained how climate change was putting pressure on the environment, even though some words were removed. She said there was no compromise with the underlying science. She declined to name the governments that provoked her protest.
Scientific Panel Issues Devastating Climate Change Report http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/040707Z.shtml
From the poles to the tropics, the earth's climate and ecosystems are already being shaped by the atmospheric buildup of greenhouse gases and face inevitable, possibly profound, alteration, the world's leading scientific panel on climate change said Friday.
Dire warming report too soft, scientists say (April 7, 2007) http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/04/07/363/
Some nations lobbied for changes that blunt the study, contributors charge. The U.N. forecast is still bleak.
A new global warming report issued Friday by the United Nations paints a near-apocalyptic vision of Earth's future: hundreds of millions of people short of water, extreme food shortages in Africa, a landscape ravaged by floods and millions of species sentenced to extinction. Despite its harsh vision, the report was quickly criticized by some scientists who said its findings were watered down at the last minute by governments seeking to deflect calls for action. "The science got hijacked by the political bureaucrats at the late stage of the game," said John Walsh, a climate expert at the University of Alaska Fairbanks who helped write a chapter on the polar regions. Even in its softened form, the report outlined devastating effects that will strike all regions of the world and all levels of society. Those without resources to adapt to the changes will suffer the most, according to the study from the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. "It's the poorest of the poor in the world, and this includes poor people even in prosperous societies, who are going to be the worst hit," said Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the IPCC, which released the report in Brussels. The report is the second of four scheduled to be issued this year by the U.N., which marshaled more than 2,500 scientists to give their best predictions of the consequences of a few degrees increase in temperature. The first report, released in February, said global warming was irreversible but could be moderated by large-scale societal changes. CLIP
Climate change will hit poorest hardest, say UN scientists (April 6, 2007) http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,2051477,00.html
The world's scientists will today issue the most comprehensive assessment yet of how climate change will affect human society and the planet's natural systems. Experts from a UN panel are expected to warn that poorest countries will suffer the most, with famines, water shortages and floods all increasing. Thousands of species will be pushed towards extinction this century, and huge ice sheets in Greenland and west Antarctica could pass a tipping point and begin to melt irreversibly. Today's report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), to be issued in Brussels, is a summary for policy makers. It follows a similar UN summary of the science of global warming, which concluded in February that human activity was "very likely" to blame for recent warming. A third IPCC summary report, on possible ways to tackle the problem, will be published next month. A draft of today's final report said there was an 80% chance that human activity had had a "discernible influence on many physical and biological systems". The worst affected regions will be the Arctic, which will see the biggest and fastest temperature increases, and sub-Saharan Africa, where people are least able to adapt. The draft report added there was a 50% chance that the Greenland and West Antarctic ice sheets would be "committed to partial deglaciation for a global average temperature increase greater than 1-2C, causing sea level rise of 4-6 metres over centuries to millennia". Globally, some 20-30% of all species are estimated to be "at high risk of irreversible extinction" if average temperatures rise more than 1.5-2.5C, as predicted by the end of the century. CLIP
From: "Suzanne Ward" firstname.lastname@example.org">
Subject: Message from Matthew
Date: 4 Apr 2007
(Note from Suzy: The topic of the April 5 "We the People" teleconference is "Extraterrestrials among Us"; information about our guest Michael Salla, the number to call and time is at "Matthew and Friends" on Internet BBS RADIO (Daily) is April 18, 4:00 p.m. Pacific time, when James Gilliland and Mark Kimmel will join me to talk about extraterrestrial civilizations and their assistance to Earth. With some later exceptions, I have replied to emails through January 1yes, some of you wrote to me on New Year's Day!)
S: Hi dear! The list and I are ready to go.
MATTHEW: And so you are, dear soul! Your energy is high, like your spirits, and since the last message was almost entirely God's "self-description," this is an excellent time to answer some of the questions that have been accumulating. Let us start off with your list, and I may digress into related topics if the issues are prevalent in minds around your world.
S: Fine! This is the first one: Are demonstrations for peace continuing the polarity where war is at the other extreme and this is delaying the balance Earth needs for ascension?
MATTHEW: I welcome this question. That reader is echoing what is stirring in the minds of some who understand that the changes underway are to achieve global balance, and they are trying to muffle their longing for peace by focusing on feeling "neutral," or in balance. That isn't necessaryplease allow your natural inclinations for peace to be strong! With peace and war at the extremes of the polarity spectrum, it may appear that the peace rallies vs. the war situation is keeping polarity alive and well, but the actual effect is the opposite. The many millions who are demonstrating for peace, along with the many more millions whose hearts are aching for a world where all live in harmony, are generating the light that is reconciling the polar opposites of negativity, or darkness, and positivity, or light. What is happening is that the long reign of darkness is ending with the massive infusion of light that is bringing those opposites into balancein light there IS balance and in darkness there is none. Also, protesting against something generates a different kind of energy from the efforts to achieve something. If crowds clamored against war, the focus would be on war, not peace, and the effect would be much different from the abundant light resulting from a focus on peacethis is why "activists" are being inspired to participate in rallies and vigils for peace.
Furthermore, amassing to demonstrate desire for a peaceful world is essential for two reasons: On an individual basis, the people are heeding their souls nudging to act in accordance with pre-birth agreements; and on a worldwide level, it is evidence to our space family that Earth's people are participating in her transformationit is on this basis that other civilizations are permitted to extend their influence into specific areas on the planet that otherwise would be outside their jurisdiction. That is, your myriad activities toward achieving peace, restoration of the environment, preservation of animal species, humane treatment of each other and all of Earth's life forms, fair laws and such, collectively are your "invitation" to them to assist you in these areas. Before this invitation was issued, by universal law other civilizations could respond only to Earth's call for help to keep her planetary body alive; in that same instant that she cried out, over six decades past in your linear time, God authorized them to render the help Earth required. I have mentioned in previous messages their light beaming and various types of technological assistance that include, at Earth's request after "9/11," the prevention of all terrorist acts on that scale of death and destruction.
Please do not think that because no "mass landings" have occurred and no space family members living in your midst have introduced themselves that they aren't there. Millions are working around the clock on your and Earth's behalf! The day will come when you will know the vastness of their vigilance and assistance in this unprecedented era in your world, and you will take your rightful place alongside your star brothers and sisters as citizens of the universe.
S: Thank you, and I think you've already started digressing!
MATTHEW: I knew the first question on your list, Mother!
S: That's right, you did. Here's the next, and it's based on God honoring all people's free will. The writer cited personal and global examples of hardships due to "dark" free will, and his question is: When does the free will decision of one cross the line and affect the free will decisions of others?
MATTHEW: The question is logical and the answer is simple, but we know that the widespread effects of free will in action are not easy for you to understand. The answer is, Godby whatever names the Supreme Being of this universe is calledhas no choice but to honor every individual's expression of free will. God is bound to obey that law of Creator even though it has resulted not only in the tumultuous, brutally destructive state of your world for millennia, but the total destruction of other planets and their civilizations. Free will is essential so that each individual throughout the universe can choose what to experience in the full spectrum of soul capacities in each lifetime in physical body or in spirit. A soul's "crossing the line" in one lifetime is the chance to balance another lifetime experience, when some other soul "crossed the line" and adversely impacted the first soul's desires and freely-made decisions.
The same principle applies to large groups of souls acting out their choices that directly impinge upon the collective wishes of another large group, thus balancing group karma. Geographically, this accounts for why generation after generation of bloodletting happens in some areas and not others, why civil wars are prevalent in some countries and not others, why tyrannical regimes are common in some places and not in others. Because reincarnation offers the opportunity to balance other lifetime experiencing, souls may spend many lifetimes as a "soul cluster" in the same geographic area.
With that explanation, it also is logical to ask: With every soul's need to achieve balance, how can this cycle on Earth ever end? It is ending by Earth's free will choice to regain the balance that prevailed in her original Eden self by returning to that higher station, and in line with her decision to ascend, light forces throughout the universe and light workers within and on the planet have been aiding her by generating the light she needs for ascension.
S: Mash, everything is still on track about Earth's ascension, isn't it? Someone wrote that your last two messages didn't sound as encouraging as all the previous ones.
MATTHEW: Yes, Mother, I know, and I think that copying your reply to her is a good idea, so will you please do that.
S: Here it is:
"The encouragement to all who accept the light is definitely still in Matthew's messages and also those from other evolved light beings. Earth's ascension is assured and so is the journey of all light-filled people who chose longevity clauses in their soul contracts which include that. Matthew and the others at his station feel love and compassion for EVERYONE here and, like Earth herself, would like all of us to accompany her into the higher densities. All of us did choose at soul level to be here now to participate in this unique era of spiritual renewal and global transformation.
"The note of discouragement that you are sensing is that from Matthew's and others' higher vantage point, they can see that rather than embrace the universal truths as they are revealed, many people will firmly hold onto their beliefs, refusing to accept that what they were taught is wrong, and thus they will choose not to go along with Earth and her enlightened people. However, as Matthew has stated, they take comfort in knowing that those souls will have opportunities in other third density worlds to remember their god/goddess selves and the Oneness of All along with their chosen missions to help those worlds rise into higher vibrations and thereby evolve themselves."
MATTHEW: Thank you, Motheryou summarized perfectly our feelings that I have expressed in other messages, and I think those bear repeating. We understand the importance to you of our reassurance that Earth is steady in her course and pace, but also we feel that telling you what we see in her energy field of potential is important so you are prepared, not surprised, and so you can have the same comfort as we in knowing that always souls are given other evolvement opportunities, never penalties for not recognizing the one at hand.
S: There's another email about free will, from someone who read "Light and Love in Action" [Illuminations for a New Era] where you said we should send light and love to those whose behavior we do not condone. She was told that sending it and just allowing someone to decide whether to receive it or not would violate their free will and she would incur negative karma by doing thatshe's asking you to please clarify this.
MATTHEW: No one who sends love and lightwhich is the same energy expressed differently and the most powerful force in the cosmoswould ever incur "negative karma"! And never could sending energy streamers that are the very essence of Creator be construed as violating one's free will because exercising free will is making a conscious choice. If the intended recipient did not wish to receive the light, the barrier he or she has against it automatically would reject its entry and consciously the person would never know that light had been sent.
S: I see. Maybe because Easter is coming up, I've received a lot of emails about Jesus. Several people cited different books or receivers of channeled information that is very similar or almost identical to yours with one major exceptionthose include Jesus crucifixion and resurrection, and you say those didn't happen. Basically, most writers would like you to explain how something that's either factually true or it isn't, it's not a matter of interpretation, came about in this subject that is the core of Christian beliefs. The man who wrote that you are the only source claiming that Jesus didn't die on the cross, asked: "Why would Matthew make that claim, which puts all the rest of his information in doubt?"
MATTHEW: If truly I were alone in "that claim," the gentleman would have a sound argument. He, like almost every other soul on Earth, does not have access to the records that prove Jesus had a long life with his wife Mary Magdalene and their children; and on a very recent basis, he didn't read God's message about Jesus' life in one of the books [the "Jesus" chapter in Illuminations for a New Era]. I can't give a definitive explanation why some contend that the biblical story of Jesus is correct, but it would seem that their unwavering belief in religious dogma is the decisive factor. Regardless of whether a belief is based in fact or fictionthat is, in truth or falsehoodthe belief is the person's reality, and it can "over-layer" the information being telepathically transmitted. Do not underestimate the powerful energy of belief!
S: There are other questions about Jesus. One writer said it's her feeling, along with her psychic visions, that he reincarnated and is living in the US. Someone else wrote that she knows Jesus was a Pleiadian walk-in. Both would like your comments.
MATTHEW: The soul that embodied as Jesus and other major messengers of God throughout the universe has not reincarnated anywhere on Earth, but the Christed energy that is the LOVE/LIGHT essence of that soul is there in such abundance that it is indeed tangible! As for Jesus being a "Pleiadian walk-in," I can only wonder where that fanciful tale comes from.
S: Switching to another religion, a reader wrote that "word for word, the Quran's integrity has been thoroughly verified through a numerical code that makes coincidence mathematically impossible," and "there are no mentions of multiple lifetimes and reincarnation." He wants to know why there is this discrepancy between the Quran and what you have said.
MATTHEW: I cannot explain what I don't know, and I don't know of any numerical code that can prove the validity of every word of any ancient book, religious or otherwise. However, multiple lifetimes of a soul is the universal reality whether or not it is included in any holy book.
S: OK dear, thank you. Global warming is another big topic. Most people are asking how the melting icecaps will affect marine life and coastal areas, but a few want to know if Al Gore is sincere in his work to halt global warming or if this is politically motivated. Here's a question I think is interesting: Are the scientists who say this is a naturally recurring episode "enlightened" people who know this is leading to a moderate climate globally, as Matthew said?
MATTHEW: Sadly, some marine populations and animal species living in frigid temperatures will not survive, but most can adapt far more readily to rising ocean and land temperatures than they can live in polluted waters or in sonar testing areas or in cages, much less evade slaughter for pelts or tusks, "scientific experiments," or delicacies such as caviar and fins. Some low-lying coastal areas and islands will be affected, as I mentioned before along with stating that residents will have time to move to higher areas and be compensated for relocation. Mr. Gore's sincere interest in environmental issues is of long-standing, and whether he will use this to political advantage remains to be seen. I don't know if any of the scientists who say global warming is a naturally recurring episode are "enlightened"; what we do know is that scientists who are espousing that opinion are employed by governments or corporations, and the interest of both categories is financial, not environmental.
S: A reader forwarded a report about scientists who have experimented with putting some human organs in a sheep body, hoping that eventually more human organs will be available for people who need transplants. She wants your opinion of this.
MATTHEW: It is more than an "opinion"long before this experimentation could achieve those results, organ transplants will be only in your history books. As Earth continues on her course, the higher vibrations will eliminate disease-causing microbes, parasites, toxins, chemicals and other manifestations of dark minds that cause illness, organ failure and death. I am not overlooking the damage to individuals from alcohol and other addictive drugs, foolhardy eating, prolonged stress or suppressed emotions; all of those proclivities also will disappear as soul level messages increasingly raise individual and collective consciousness.
S: I thought you would say that experiment is a terrible ideaso much for my intuition! A reader who sent an article on the speculation that the US military will mount a "sneak attack" on Iran within a few days asked if you think it will happen.
MATTHEW: First I say, usually your intuition serves you well, dear soul, and now I say that "sneak attacks" already have been made if you consider the activities of "black ops" agents fomenting dissent and "intelligence" gathering spies. But if the speculation is about a heavy-duty attack, we do not see this happening. Oh yes, this is still the intention of the few minds that for quite some time have been incapable of lucid thought, but a far saner contingent of war strategists and field commanders see that carrying out such a plan would be disastrous. They know the status of the US military forces regarding strength in troop numbers, arms and vehicles; the prevalence of combat fatigue; numbers of deaths, disability wounds and injuries; and low troop morale due to the futility of continuing to fight and die to bring "democracy" to countries that have made it clear that they want to self-govern. What is gradually becoming publicly known is only "tip-of-the-iceberg" information.
S: Matthew, this unconscionable war has to end SOON! Some questions are about that. Most writers want to know when all troops will be withdrawn from Iraq, and one asked: Did troop withdrawal begin but wasn't publicly announced because the government felt it shouldn't be known for national security reasons? Someone wrote that his question is rhetorical and probably you can't answer it: How can members of Congress justify adding pork barrel amendments to legislation that includes a timeline for bringing our troops home?
MATTHEW: No real troop withdrawal has occurred, only rotation, and we can't tell from the scattered activity in the energy field of potential when all foreign troops will leave Iraq. The Illuminati's determination to occupy that country as a necessary step to controlling the entire Mideast is as strong as everthose are the minds incapable of lucid thoughtand although global interest in troop withdrawal also is strong, Congress is dilly-dallying over legislating this. As for the "rhetorical" question, I believe I can answer it: Reelectionpleasing the constituents who voted those members into office and the corporations that funded their campaigns.
S: Yes, I guess sothere's still that much greed and power-mongering here.
MATTHEW: There also are threats and bribes, Mother, and Bush's pledge to veto any bill calling for troop withdrawal deadlinesthose are a part of this. But as I have often stated, while this may be thought of as "Bush's war," he is the figurehead for the Illuminati's war and does what he is told to do.
S: With his abysmal ratings in the polls and world opinion largely against his decisions, I've wondered why the Illuminati haven't assassinated him.
MATTHEW: Mother, you aren't thinking about the two Illuminati factions and that Bush is cloned. At least two of the clones have been killed, but the Bush faction made certain that new clones were available without "the president's" undue absence from the public eye.
S: You didn't tell me that! OK, I haven't asked. This writer would like to know your "interpretation of the 'Violet Flame' to help heal Body, Mind & Spirit"she read that "it is God's sacred power to help us heal."
MATTHEW: In the full range of color, and tone as welland there are myriad colors and tones that your primary five senses cannot detecteach carries unique vibrations that collectively are essential to keeping an orderly universe; thus they are important not only to Earth humans body, mind and spirit, but all life forms throughout the universe, including stars and all other celestial bodies. Although you have designated specific colors for such as enhanced health, evolved consciousness and spiritual clarity, universally all the rays of the spectrum have a host of beneficial effects. However, in your world, envisioning yourselves, loved ones and Earth surrounded by or permeated with iridescent-sparkling white or brilliant golden light has the most powerful effect.
S: Matthew, that is interesting, but it doesn't address the Violet Flame question.
MATTHEW: You are right, Mother, and I shall be candidI was ducking it and I shouldn't have. The "violet flame" is the centerpiece for one school of thought, and it has no more magical or mystical healing power, much less "God's sacred power," than other color unless you believe it does. Belief is what makes it so!
S: Thank you, MashI understand why you "ducked."
MATTHEW: I know you do, Mother, but no one else does, so I shall say that, although this does not excuse my lack of straightforwardness, I do not like pointing a finger that way at any individual or group or undermine what may be effective if that is the belief arising from a freely made decision.
S: I'm glad you said thatmothers don't want their children to be misunderstood! A writer's concern about the popularity of "The Secret" is that the law of attraction may be applied mostly to attracting wealth. She just saw evidence of this at an expo, and she asked if this could be an Illuminati attempt to have us focus on what we want for ourselves and making more money instead of using the law to serve the needs of humanity and our planet.
MATTHEW: Anything that is developed for "good" can be used for "bad." The importance of "The Secret" is its acquainting of the masses with that universal law that is in constant operation and which heretofore very few people knew they were using either to their benefit or their detriment, depending on whether their focused thoughts and feelings were about abundance or neediness. I think it was inevitable that for some, creating abundance in life would mean primarily financial, but with the lighter energies now prevailing on Earth raising consciousness, I believe that the law will be applied more so to spiritual and planetary abundance than to achieving a fortune of money.
S: Thank you, dear. "What does Matthew think about the confession of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed that he was responsible for the 9/11 operation from A to Z?"
MATTHEW: I know a bit about this from Earth monitors in Nirvana, and they attribute everything that any prisoners have confessed to coercion through torture, sleep deprivation, hunger, implanted ideas and other means of extracting whatever the "official line" needs to be.
S: I don't think that would surprise anyone who reads your messages or a lot of people who don't even know about them. Here's a fascinating questionwell, it's from someone who wrote about the Sasquatch, that she has "seen their eyes shine, heard their language and footsteps and felt their presence" and is developing "telepathic communication with them on a limited basis." She's asking if they go to Nirvana or the fourth and fifth dimensions after physical death.
MATTHEW: I am touched by the sensitivity and heightened consciousness of this writer. The people you call Sasquatchor "bigfoot", and Yeti, or "abominable snowman"are not anyone's imagination as commonly thought, but they are as elusive as believers knowthey have the ability to dematerialize and rematerialize. Their large hairy bodies may not indicate advancement to that degree, but these evolved souls from another civilization who became trapped in third density retained much of their original intelligence and spiritual clarity. The biblical "Goliath" was of this race when a small population lived in that area. Their bodies mutated from hairless physiques to virtually a fur coat for more comfortable endurance in the elements and also as camouflage in the forests where ages ago they retreated for safety and where they live in harmony with Nature. Because of their DNA, which differs from yours insofar as programmed aging, they have a longer life span than you, but they do not reproduce often and the original Earth population of relatively few souls has remained nearly the same. By nature they are gentle, but they are very wary of Earth humans and if they feel threatened, they can be ferocious because the survival of their race is at stake.
To answer the question, yes, like all other souls who choose an Earth lifetime, the Sasquatch and Yeti transition to Nirvana. Depending on their dying circumstancesthat is, if they died peacefully or with traumatized psychesthey either stay only long enough to greet souls whom they know before returning to their homeland, or they stay for the customized treatment and nurturing that all souls in need of that care receive and then they rejoin their civilization. In both cases, they manifest their original bodies for the duration of that next lifetime.
S: Since their life here isn't exactly ideal, why do souls keep coming to live as Sasquatch and Yeti?
MATTHEW: This race has long known that a Golden Age would arrive on Earth, for whom they feel deep love and affinity, and then they would live among the rest of the enlightened people; and they love family life, so the same souls keep returning. Mother, I know your question so I'll answer it: The soul's new personage, the infant, comes with and retains fourth or fifth density intelligence and spiritual clarity; and the fact that there is little change in experiencing during the Earth lifetimethat is, virtually no opportunity for soul growthis not an issue because the cumulative soul's evolvement comes with its personages throughout the universal continuum who are living in civilizations more advanced than fourth and fifth. Yes, I know this brings us back to the confusion of "soul," so again I tell you that in time, you will know the simplicity of the Oneness of All.
S: OK, dear! We've reached the space limit. Is there something short you'd like to add?
MATTHEW: Please keep foremost in your thoughts that God loves all souls unconditionally, as do all of us at this station, and we also respect and honor you as the brightly shining beautiful souls you are. We are One.
LOVE and PEACE
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Date: 5 Apr 2007
Subject: Project Censored: Real News April 2007
Senator Feinsteins Iraq Conflict
In the November 2006 election voters demanded congressional ethics reform. Consequently the newly appointed chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is now duly in charge of regulating the ethical behavior of her colleagues. But for many years, Feinstein has been beset by her own monumental ethical conflict of interest. As a member of the Military Construction Appropriations subcommittee, Sen. Feinstein voted for appropriations worth billions to her husband's firms. As chair of Senate Rules, Feinstein will set her own limits on reform and opposes the creation of an independent congressional ethics watchdog. Peter Byrne exposes a frightening magnitude of corruption in Feinsteins profitable position of public trust as she promotes and exploits the never-ending global war on terror.
Eyewitness testimony confirms killings executed by UN forces in Haitis Cite Soleil community on December 22. 2006, reportedly as collective punishment against the community for a massive demonstration of Lavalas supporters that began in Cite Soleil days earlier. About ten thousand people demonstrated for the return of president Aristide in clear condemnation the foreign military occupation of their country. According to residents, UN forces attacked their neighborhood days later in the early morning and killed more than 30 people including women and children. Footage taken by Haiti Information Project videographers shows unarmed civilians dying as they tell of indiscriminate gunfire from UN forces.
Farmers cooperatives in India are defending the nations food security and the future of Indian farmers against the neoliberal invasion of genetically modified (GM) seed. As many as 28,000 Indian farmers have committed suicide over the last decade as a result of debt incurred from failed GM crops and competition with subsidized US crops, Yet when Indias Prime Minister met with President Bush last year to finalize nuclear agreements, they also signed the Indo-U.S. Knowledge Initiative on Agriculture (KIA), backed by Monsanto, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), and Wal-Mart. The KIA allows for the grab of Indias seed sector by Monsanto, of its trade sector by giant agribusiness ADM and Cargill, and its retail sector by Wal-Mart. (Wal-Mart recently announced plans to open 500 stores in India, starting in August 2007.) This is not about free trade, Vandana Shiva responds, Todays trade system, especially in agriculture, is dishonest, and dishonesty has become a war against farmers. Its become a genocide. Farmers are organizing to protect themselves against this economic invasion by maintaining traditional seed-banks and setting up exemplary systems of communal agrarian support. One farmer says, We do not buy seeds from the market because we suspect they may be contaminated with genetically engineered or terminator seeds.
Vulture funds are companies that buy up the debt of poor nations cheaply when they are about to be written off and then sue for the full value of the debt plus interest - which might be ten times what they paid for it. In 1979 the Romanian government lent Zambia money to buy Romanian tractors. Zambia was unable to keep up the payments and in 1999 Romania and Zambia negotiated to liquidate the debt for $3m. Before the deal could be finalized a vulture fund stepped in and bought the debt from Romania for less than $4m. They are now suing the Zambian government for the original debt plus interest, which they calculate at over $40m and they expect to win. In 1996 the same company paid $11m for a discounted Peruvian debt and threatened to bankrupt the country unless they paid $58m. They got their $58m. Now theyre suing Congo Brazzaville for $400m for a debt they bought for $10m. Vulture funds have teams of lawyers combing the world for assets that can be seized. They raise most of their money through legal actions in US courts, where lobbying and political contributions hold influence.
President Bush has signed a directive that gives the White House much greater control over the rules and policy statements that the government develops to protect public health, safety, the environment, civil rights and privacy. In an executive order issued January 18, Bush announced that each agency must have a regulatory policy office run by a political appointee, to supervise the development of rules and documents providing guidance to regulated industries. The White House will thus have a gatekeeper in each agency to analyze the costs and the benefits of new rules and to make sure the agencies carry out the presidents priorities. Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Congressman Henry Waxman, remarked, The executive order allows the political staff at the White House to dictate decisions on health and safety issues, even if the governments own impartial experts disagree. This is a terrible way to govern, but great news for special interests.
THE OILY SMOKING GUN... VERY CLEARLY SPELLED OUT... BUSH & Co AND THE BIG BAD OIL COMPANIES ARE IN CAHOOT TO STEAL IRAQ'S OIL BONANZA SINCE THE VERY FIRST DAY W SEIZED POWER THROUGH HIS DAD'S FRIENDS IN THE SUPREME COURT
George Bush's Land Mine: If the Iraqi People Get Revenue Sharing, They Lose Their Oil to Exxon
by Richard Behan
Global Research, March 30, 2007
George Bush has a land mine planted in the supplemental appropriation legislation working its way through Congress.
The Iraq Accountability Act passed by the House and the companion bill passed in the Senate contain deadlines for withdrawing our troops from Iraq, in open defiance of the President's repeated objections.
He threatens a veto, but he might well be bluffing. Buried deep in the legislation and intentionally obscured is a near-guarantee of success for the Bush Administration's true objective of the war-capturing Iraq's oil-and George Bush will not casually forego that.
This bizarre circumstance is the end-game of the brilliant, ever-deceitful maneuvering by the Bush Administration in conducting the entire scenario of the "global war on terror."
The supplemental appropriation package requires the Iraqi government to meet a series of "benchmarks" President Bush established in his speech to the nation on January 10 (in which he made his case for the "surge"). Most of Mr. Bush's benchmarks are designed to blame the victim, forcing the Iraqis to solve the problems George Bush himself created.
One of the President's benchmarks, however, stands apart. This is how the President described it: "To give every Iraqi citizen a stake in the country's economy, Iraq will pass legislation to share oil revenues among all Iraqis." A seemingly decent, even noble concession. That's all Mr. Bush said about that benchmark, but his brevity was gravely misleading, and it had to be intentional.
The Iraqi Parliament has before it today, in fact, a bill called the hydrocarbon law, and it does call for revenue sharing among Sunnis, Shiites, and Kurds. For President Bush, this is a must-have law, and it is the only "benchmark" that truly matters to his Administration.
Yes, revenue sharing is there-essentially in fine print, essentially trivial. The bill is long and complex, it has been years in the making, and its primary purpose is transformational in scope: a radical and wholesale reconstruction-virtual privatization-of the currently nationalized Iraqi oil industry.
If passed, the law will make available to Exxon/Mobil, Chevron/Texaco, BP/Amoco, and Royal Dutch/Shell about 4/5's of the stupendous petroleum reserves in Iraq. That is the wretched goal of the Bush Administration, and in his speech setting the revenue-sharing "benchmark" Mr. Bush consciously avoided any hint of it.
The legislation pending now in Washington requires the President to certify to Congress by next October that the benchmarks have been met-specifically that the Iraqi hydrocarbon law has been passed. That's the land mine: he will certify the American and British oil companies have access to Iraqi oil. This is not likely what Congress intended, but it is precisely what Mr. Bush has sought for the better part of six years.
It is why we went to war.
For years President Bush has cloaked his intentions behind the fabricated "Global War on Terrorism." It has long been suspected that oil drove the wars, but dozens of skilled and determined writers have documented it. It is no longer a matter of suspicion, nor is it speculation now: it is sordid fact. (See a brief summary of the story at http://www.alternet.org/waroniraq/47489/ . )
Planning for the two wars was underway almost immediately upon the Bush Administration taking office-at least six months before September 11, 2001. The wars had nothing to do with terrorism. Terrorism was initially rejected by the new Administration as unworthy of national concern and public policy, but 9/11 gave them a conveniently timed and spectacular alibi to undertake the wars. Quickly inventing a catchy "global war on terror" theme, the Administration disguised the true nature of the wars very cleverly, and with enduring success.
The "global war on terror" is bogus. The prime terrorist in Afghanistan and the architect of 9/11, Osama bin Laden, was never apprehended, and the President's subsequent indifference is a matter of record. And Iraq harbored no terrorists at all. But both countries were invaded, both countries suffer military occupation today, both are dotted with permanent U.S. military bases protecting the hydrocarbon assets, and both have been provided with puppet governments.
And a billion dollar embassy in Baghdad is under construction now. It will be the largest U.S. embassy in the world by a factor of ten. (To see it, go to http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=20070124&articleId=4579 .) It consists of 21 buildings on 104 acres, six times larger than the United Nations compound in New York city, larger than Vatican City. It will house a delegation of more than five thousand people. It will have its own water, electric, and sewage systems, and it is surrounded by a fortress wall of concrete fifteen feet thick. For an Administration committed to fighting terrorism with armies and bombs, that's far more anti-terror diplomacy than a tiny country needs. There must be another purpose for it.
In the first two months of the Bush Administration two significant events took place that preordained the Iraqi war. Vice President Cheney's Energy Task Force was created, composed of federal officials and oil industry people. By March of 2001, half a year before 9/11, the Task Force was poring secretly over maps of the Iraqi oil fields, pipe lines, and tanker terminals. It studied a listing of foreign oil company "suitors" for exploration and development contracts, to be executed with Saddam Hussein's oil ministry. There was not a single American or British oil company included, and to Mr. Cheney and his cohorts that was intolerable. The final report of the Task Force was candid: " Middle East oil producers will remain central to world security. The Gulf will be a primary focus of U.S. international energy policy." The detailed meaning of "focus" was left blank.
The other event was the first meeting of President Bush's National Security Council, and it filled in the blank. The Council abandoned abruptly the decades-long attempt to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and set a new priority for Middle East foreign policy instead: the invasion of Iraq. This, too, was six months before 9/11. "Focus" would mean war.
By the fall of 2002, the White House Iraq Group-a collection not of foreign policy experts but of media and public relations people-was cranking up the marketing campaign for the war. A contract was signed with the Halliburton Corporation-even before military force in Iraq had been authorized by Congress-to organize the suppression of oil well fires, should Saddam torch the fields as he had done in the first Gulf War. Little was left to chance.
The oil industry is the primary client and top-ranked beneficiary of the Bush Administration. There can be no question the Administration intended to secure for American oil corporations the rich petroleum resources of Iraq: 115 billion barrels of proven reserves, twice that in probable and possible resources, potentially far more than Saudi Arabia. The Energy Task Force spoke to this and the National Security Council answered.
A secret NSC memorandum in 2001 spoke candidly of "actions regarding the capture of new and existing oil and gas fields" in Iraq. In 2002 Paul Wolfowitz suggested simply seizing the oil fields. These words and suggestions were draconian, overt, and reprehensible-morally, historically, politically and diplomatically. The seizure of the oil would have to be oblique and far more sophisticated.
and Energy Working Group" looked with dismay at the National Iraqi Oil Company, the government agency that owned and operated the Iraqi oil fields and marketed the products. 100% of the revenues went directly to the central government, and constituted about 90% of its income. Saddam Hussein benefited, certainly-his lavish palaces-but the Iraqi people did so to a far greater extent, in terms of the nation's public services and physical infrastructure. For this reason nationalized oil industries are the norm throughout the world.
The Oil and Energy Working Group designed a scheme that was oblique and sophisticated, indeed. The oil seizure would be less than total. It would be obscured in complexity. The apparent responsibility for it would be shifted, and it would be disguised as benefiting, even necessary to Iraq's well being. Their work was supremely ingenious, undeniably brilliant.
The plan would keep the National Iraqi Oil Company in place, to continue overseeing the currently producing fields. But those fields represent only 19% of Iraq's petroleum reserves. The other 81% would be flung open to "investment" by foreign oil interests, and the companies in favored positions today-because of the war and their political connections-are Exxon/Mobil, Chevron/Texaco, BP/Amoco, and Royal Dutch/Shell.
The nationalized industry would be 80% privatized.
The investment vehicle would be the "production sharing agreement," a long-term contract-up to 40 years-that grants to the company a share of the oil produced; in exchange, the company underwrites the development costs and oilfield infrastructure. Such "investment" is touted by the Bush Administration and its puppets in Iraq as necessary to the country's recovery, and a huge benefit, accordingly. But it is not unusual for these contracts to grant the companies more than half the profits for the first 15-30 years, and to deny the host country any revenue at all until the investment costs have been recovered.
The Iraqi oil industry does very much need a great deal of investment capital, to repair, replace, and upgrade its infrastructure. But it does not need Exxon/Mobil or any other foreign company to provide it. At a reduced level, Iraq is still producing oil and hence revenue, and no country in the world, perhaps, has better collateral against which to float bond issues for public investment. Privatization of any sort and in any degree is utterly unnecessary in Iraq today.
The features of the State Department plan were inserted by Paul Bremer's Provisional Coalition Authority into the developing structures of Iraqi governance. American oil companies were omnipresent in Baghdad then and have been since, shaping and shepherding the plan through the several iterations of puppet governments-the "democracy" said to be taking hold in Iraq.
The package today is in the form of draft legislation, the hydrocarbon law. Only a handful of Iraqi officials know its details. Virtually none of them had a hand in its construction. (It was first written in English.) And its exclusive beneficiaries are the American and British oil companies, whose profits will come directly from the pockets of the Iraqi people.
The Iraqi people do, however, benefit to some degree. The seizure is not total. The hydrocarbon law specifies the oil revenues-the residue accruing to Iraq-will be shared equally among the Sunni, Shiite, and Kurdish regions, on a basis of population. This is the feature President Bush relies upon exclusively to justify, to insist on the passage of the hydrocarbon law. His real reasons are Exxon/Mobil, Chevron/Texaco, BP/Amoco, and Royal Dutch/Shell.
No one can say at the moment how much the hydrocarbon law will cost the Iraqi people, but it will be in the hundreds of billions. The circumstances of its passage are mired in the country's chaos, and its final details are not yet settled. If and when it passes, however, Iraq will orchestrate the foreign capture of its own oil. The ingenious, brilliant seizure of Iraqi oil will be assured.
That outcome has been on the Bush Administration's agenda since early in 2001, long before terrorism struck in New York and Washington. The Iraqi war has never been about terrorism.
It is blood for oil.
The blood has been spilled already, hugely, criminally. More than 3,200 American military men and women have died in Iraq. 26,500 more have been wounded. But the oil remains in play.
The game will end if the revenue-sharing "benchmark" is fully enforced. The land mine will detonate.
Mission almost accomplished, Mr. President.
This article was written assuming the members of Congress were ignorant, when they passed the supplemental appropriation bills, of the clever origin, the details, and the true beneficiaries of the Iraqi hydrocarbon law. It was written assuming they did not know President Bush's stated "benchmark" of revenue-sharing was fraudulently incomplete, intentionally obscuring the fully intended seizure, by military force, of Iraqi oil assets.
The Bush Administration made every effort to mislead deliberately both the Congress and the American people. Ignorance of the circumstances was imposed.
If any members of Congress acted with full and complete knowledge, however, then they have become complicit in a criminal war.
Richard W. Behan lives and writes on Lopez Island, off the northwest coast of Washington state. He is working on his next book, To Provide Against Invasions: Corporate Dominion and America's Derelict Democracy. He can be reached at email@example.com (This essay is deliberately not copyrighted: it may be reproduced without restriction.)
NEXT TIME YOU ARE CLOSE TO ANYONE USING A CELL PHONE, TELL HIM TO SHUT IT DOWN OR MOVE AS FAR AWAY AS YOU CAN... AND IF YOU MUST USE ONE, USE ONE WITH AN EAR PIECE SO AS TO PLACE IT AWAY FROM YOUR BODY AND DON'T EXPOSE OTHERS TO THESE HARMFUL RADIATIONS. DON'T CARRY ANY SWITCHED ON CELL PHONE ON YOU EITHER. THIS IS ALSO VERY BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH
WE ALL know that 'passive smoking' is bad for you - that's why lighting up is on the no-no list everywhere you go nowadays. But what about 'passive' radiation from other people's mobile phones and the masts which are springing up all over the porkin' place? Nothing to worry about? A stupid fuss about nothing?
Not according to Robert Kane, PhD, former Motorola Senior Research Scientist, who has gone public with his conscience: He says: "Recent research indicates that even short-term exposure to radiation power densities emanating from a nearby cell phone suffices to modify brain waves, affect short-term memory, and modify an individual's ability to perform physical tasks such as driving an automobile."
"Every time someone in an automobile next to you activates his cell phone or someone at a table in a restaurant near to you activates her phone, your brain is being irradiated. The cell phone users also include everyone nearby by bringing everyone into the high-risk pool".
"The available research indicates that the operation of a nearby cell phone exposes a non-user to radiation, some of which is deposited into the brain of the non-user, at levels higher than necessary to elicit undesirable biological effects even though the phone may be more than ten feet away from him"
"After that cell phone user departs, he leaves behind, within the brain of every nearby person, the residual effects and damage. These are effects and damage known to the scientific community but not acknowledged by the industry placing their products into the commercial stream"
This ties in with the views of a group of European Doctors who in 2002 launched a global petition entitled "The Freiburger Appeal".
They wrote that they had observed "a dramatic rise in serious and chronic diseases" including extreme fluctuations in blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes among younger people, brain degeneration, leukaemia and brain tumours.
They put this down to "installation of a mobile telephone sending station in the near vicinity, intensive mobile telephone use, and installation of a Digital Cordless (DECT) phone at home or in the neighbourhood"
In other words if we think we can carry on like this, we all need our heads examining - in more ways than one!
Out of great concern for the health of our fellow human beings do we - as established physicians of all fields, especially that of environmental medicine - turn to the medical establishment and those in public health and political domains, as well as to the public.
We have observed, in recent years, a dramatic rise in severe and chronic diseases among our patients, especially:
· Learning, concentration, and behavioural disorders (e.g. attention deficit disorder, ADD)
· Extreme fluctuations in blood pressure, ever harder to influence with medications
· Heart rhythm disorders
· Heart attacks and strokes among an increasingly younger population
· Brain-degenerative diseases (e.g. Alzheimers) and epilepsy
· Cancerous afflictions: leukemia, brain tumors
Moreover, we have observed an ever-increasing occurrence of various disorders, often
misdiagnosed in patients as psychosomatic:
· Headaches, migraines
· Chronic exhaustion
· Inner agitation
· Sleeplessness, daytime sleepiness
· Susceptibility to infection
· Nervous and connective tissue pains, for which the usual causes do not explain even the most conspicuous symptoms
Since the living environment and lifestyles of our patients are familiar to us, we can see especially after carefully-directed inquiry a clear temporal and spatial correlation between the appearance of disease and exposure to pulsed high -frequency microwave radiation (HFMR), such as:
· Installation of a mobile telephone sending station in the near vicinity
· Intensive mobile telephone use
· Installation of a digital cordless (DECT) telephone at home or in the neighbourhood
We can no longer believe this to be purely coincidence, for:
· Too often do we observe a marked concentration of particular illnesses in correspondingly HFMR-polluted areas or apartments;
· Too often does a long-term disease or affliction improve or disappear in a relatively short time after reduction or elimination of HFMR pollution in the patients environment;
· Too often are our observations confirmed by on-site measurements of HFMR of unusual intensity.
On the basis of our daily experiences, we hold the current mobile communications technology (introduced in 1992 and since then globally extensive) and cordless digital telephones (DECT standard) to be among the fundamental triggers for this fatal development. One can no longer evade these pulsed microwaves. They heighten the risk of already-present chemical/physical influences, stress the bodys immune system, and can bring the bodys still-functioning regulatory mechanisms to a halt. Pregnant women, children, adolescents, elderly and sick people are especially at risk.
Our therapeutic efforts to restore health are becoming increasingly less effective: the unimpeded and continuous penetration of radiation into living and working areas particularly bedrooms, an essential place for relaxation, regeneration and healing causes uninterrupted stress and prevents the patients thorough recovery.
In the face of this disquieting development, we feel obliged to inform the public of our observations especially since hearing that the German courts regard any danger from mobile telephone radiation as purely hypothetical (see the decisions of the constitutional court in Karlsruhe and the administrative court in Mannheim, Spring 2002).
What we experience in the daily reality of our medical practice is anything but hypothetical!
We see the rising number of chronically sick patients also as the result of an irresponsible safety limits policy, which fails to take the protection of the public from the short- and long-term effects of mobile telephone radiation as its criterion for action.
Instead, it submits to the dictates of a technology already long recognized as dangerous. For us, this is the beginning of a very serious development through which the health of many people is being threatened.
We will no longer be made to wait upon further unreal research results - which in our experience are often influenced by the communications industry while evidential studies go on being ignored. We find it to be of urgent necessity that we act now!
Above all, we are, as doctors, the advocates for our patients. In the interest of all those concerned, whose basic right to life and freedom from bodily harm is currently being put at stake, we appeal to those in the spheres of politics and public health.
Please support the following demands with your influence:
· New health-friendly communications techniques, given independent risk assessments before their introduction and, as immediate measures and transitional steps:
· Stricter safety limits and major reduction of sender output and HFMR pollution on a justifiable scale, especially in areas of sleep and convalescence
· A say on the part of local citizens and communities regarding the placing of antennae (which in a democracy should be taken for granted)
· Education of the public, especially of mobile telephone users, regarding the health risks of electromagnetic fields
· Ban on mobile telephone use by small children, and restrictions on use by adolescents
· Ban on mobile telephone use and digital cordless (DECT) telephones in preschools, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, events halls, public buildings and vehicles (as with the ban on smoking)
· Mobile telephone and HFMR-free zones (as with auto-free areas)
· Revision of DECT standards for cordless telephones with the goal of reducing radiation intensity and limiting actual use time, as well as avoiding the biologically critical HFMR pulsation
· Industry-independent research, finally with the inclusion of amply available critical research results and our medical observations.
We are truly in a war. It is not the war we imagine we are in, which is the way our true adversaries want it. It is not a foreign war against a foreign enemy. It is a war on consciousness, a war on our own minds. The global war on terror that is being fought around the world is an embodied reflection in the material world of a deeper, more fundamental war that is going on in the realm of consciousness itself.
We have the most criminal regime in all of our history wreaking unspeakable horror on the entire planet, while simultaneously waging war on the consciousness of its own citizens - US. If we aren't aware of this, we are unwittingly playing into, supporting and complicit in the evil that is being perpetrated in our name.
A government's war on the consciousness of its own citizens is by no means unique to the Bush administration. Abusing power over others so as to limit their freedom is an archetypal process that has been endlessly re-enacted by governments throughout history in various forms. With the Bush administration, however, the pathological aspect of this process has become so exaggerated and amped-up to such a degree that it is just about impossible not to notice its staggering malignancy. With the Bush administration, the underlying evil that has played out in our government over many years is becoming overwhelmingly obvious for all to see. With the Bush administration, the underlying evil that informs systems of government that are based on "power over" instead of "liberty for" is coming out from hiding in the shadows. Instead of being acted out underground, our government is acting out this evil above ground, in plain sight, for all who are courageous enough to look.
Impeaching Bush and Co. ultimately won't change anything unless we deal with the corrupt powers which control and direct them. George Bush is just a finger-puppet of the hidden hand which animates him. Bush only has apparent power, as he himself is a minion of far more powerful predator-like forces whose nefarious interests he serves. Whether we call it the Illuminati, the global elite, a shadow government, or a secret cabal, there is no doubt that there are darker, self-serving forces that have insinuated themselves into and taken over our government. The terrorists that we should be worried about are domestic terrorists who are actually implementing their agendas from deep within our very system of government itself.
The United States Government itself has become a "front" for the underlying military-industrial-financial crime syndicate that animates it. This is not to say that there aren't many good, well-meaning people in our government. They are simply prohibited, by the very nature of the corrupt system they are in, from reforming it. Our system of government is rigged in such a way so that there is no way to transform the system within the system itself.
The underlying core of our government has become rotten such that the entire operation simply feeds into and is an expression of the same underlying corruption. All of the scandals continually coming out are like the superficial skin rash of a much deeper systemic disease, like a cancer that is infecting the greater body politic. Citizens who are not aware of our government's insidious intrusions into our lives are unwittingly feeding the corruption they are looking away from-- in their very act of looking away.
The "powers" that have taken over our government have become concentrated and centralized in just a few elite hands, proving how easy it is for the few to control the many. They almost completely control all the levers of power: financial, political and judicial. In this war on consciousness, these powers-that-be are using the most advanced mind-control technology that our world has ever known to make their takeover complete. The essence of mind-control is information control, which is one thing our overly secretive current administration is very good at.
The private interests that control our government have an incredible mind-control/propaganda machine at their disposal in the form of the mainstream media, which if not quite fully owned and controlled, is certainly under their "influence" enough to serve their underlying self-serving agenda. George Orwell once said that omission is the greatest form of lie. This perfectly describes the corporate-owned media of today which is nothing other than the propaganda organ of the state. The corporate world and our government are becoming indistinguishable, which is one of the hallmarks of fascism, or more accurately - corporatism.
In addition to information, our government is adept at putting out dis-information, whose purpose is to create distractions and confusion so as to cover its tracks and hide its true intentions. It will purposely leak stories that are not true simply to cover-up what it is really doing. By putting out misleading information, the government hides behind its self-generated smokescreen like an octopus squirting ink.
Quite often, right at the moment when people's focus is moving towards some area of criminality in the White House, the administration will even create a diversionary event for the public to put their attention on. Memories of those color-coded terror alerts that always seemed to happen right when something bad was starting to happen for the Bush administration come to mind. In creating distractions, our government is able to steer our collective attention in directions that allow it to successfully accomplish its malevolent goal of grabbing all the power it can get.
In a diabolical ploy, the administration will even feed stories to a compliant press, and then reference these stories as justification for enacting its pre-planned agenda. One glaring example is when the administration fed Judith Miller of the New York Times stories about Iraq's 'weapons of mass destruction.' Once this propaganda appeared on the front page of the NYTimes, the administration was only too happy to use it as evidence for why we should go to war.
WMD could easily stand for "Weapons of Mind Deception", as our own government is continually trying to "Deceive" our "Minds", which is the battlefield in which the war on consciousness is being fought. We are all on the front lines in the war on consciousness, whether we know it or not. Instead of shooting us, our government is using cutting-edge mind-control technology to psychically emasculate us. In order to be able to deal with the evil that the Bush regime is perpetrating, we first have to become acquainted with that very same potential evil in ourselves so as to be able to recognize it in the outside world. The way to vanquish our adversary is to be found hidden within the very nature of our own awareness, which contains the key to its own freedom.
The corporate-mainstream media "captivates" our attention, capturing a part of our self-reflective, discriminative awareness, thereby restricting the range of our conscious awareness, which is what hypnotism is all about. Once the attention of the masses becomes mesmerized, the corporate/government media can then "play with" our collective mind. This unholy trinity of corporate/government/media can create an obsessive fixation on certain superficial events that "seize" the collective psyche. For example, it feeds the masses sensationalized stories such as Anna Nicole Smith ad nauseam so as to divert our attention from the evil that is being done behind the scenes in our name.
Ex-CIA director Allen Dulles used to say that the most effective way to disguise a secret is to pretend to openly share information. The Bush administration isn't interested in solving problems as much as creating good PR (Public Relations) for itself. With one hand the Bush administration will try to appear like it is openly sharing information and being transparent, while with its other hand it will be actively obstructing the very process it is seemingly supporting. A vivid example is the government's 9/11 commission, whose aim was allegedly to shed light on what happened on 9/11, while covertly - behind the scenes - the Bush administration was doing everything it could to hinder the commission's inquiries (see, for example, 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions, by David Ray Griffin). All one has to do is investigate the numerous ties to the core cabal of the neocon Bush administration that the members of the 9/11 commission have and the degree to which it was a deliberate operation to obscure the truth becomes apparent. It was the White House investigating itself; the foxes truly guarding the henhouse. The 9/11 commission and its report, just like the Warren Commission and its report on the Kennedy assassination, was a façade, a show, a display in which it appeared like our government was giving us what we needed, while actually being part of a deceptive game of smoke-and-mirrors. It is like magicians have hypnotized us, and are stealing what's in our pockets while they have us under their trance in which we believe they are serving us.
As if by a perverse JEDI mind-trick, the Bush administration has bewitched us into believing that it controls the national dialogue, when in a democracy the opposite is actually true. One of many examples: - when confronted with overwhelming evidence that we have been torturing our adversaries, Bush responds by saying he "rejects" that claim, and the conversation stops right there and moves on to other, more superficial topics. Our government is supposed to represent us, which is to say that they are our employees. Bush has turned this around and put himself in the role of the dictator with us as his subjects. And somehow we have allowed him to get away with this. There is no escaping our individual and collective complicity in this sad state of affairs.
One difference between what is happening in our country and the state-controlled media of the old Soviet Union is that in the Soviet Union, most people were quite aware that what was being presented to them by their corrupt government as news was nothing but mind-warping propaganda. Many Americans have fallen so under the spell of the Bush regime's criminal lies that they don't even know they are being lied to. It is like we are living in a land of state-controlled zombies who think they are free citizens of a free country.
It is as if millions of our fellow citizens have fallen asleep, as if they have become hypnotized and brainwashed by the powers-that-be's incessant "managing" and "massaging" of reality. These powers simply manipulate an already gullible and highly suggestible public into a game of "divide and conquer." They get rich off of other's blood--they incite conflict, and covertly support both sides, as they themselves reap the massive economic benefits of the conflict they have started.
The corporate war machine, which is co-dependently entangled with our government, profits wildly from our invading other sovereign countries. The government-military-industrial complex's solution to the very problem that they created by instigating wars - is more war! It's completely sick and totally insane. And we, in our dulled denial - like hypnotized sheep - simply go along and allow the whole parasitic enterprise to be fed by offering our sons and daughters as fodder. To the extent that we are not shedding light on the utter criminality and insanity of what the Bush administration is doing and saying "No," we are all complicit in feeding our own genocide.
Bush and our Congressional leaders are mouthpieces for the advertising campaign of distortion and falsehood that is being "bomb-barded" into our psyches on a daily basis. Our "leaders" repetitive slogans and incantations brand and imprint themselves deep into our unconscious, where many who do not have enough psychic resistance fall under the spell.
A meeting has taken place recently between an investigative researcher and a well placed military source. The identity of both parties is to be protected. The source has intimate knowledge of at least one aspect of the aerosol operations, and asserts the following:
* The operation is a joint project between the Pentagon and the pharmaceutical industry.
* The bacteria and viruses are freeze-dried and then placed on fine filaments for release.
* The metals released along with the diseases heat up from the sun, creating a perfect environment for the bacteria and viruses to thrive in the air supply.
* Most of the "players" are old friends and business partners of the senior Bush.
* The ultimate goal is the control of all populations through directed and accurate spraying of drugs, diseases, etc.
Comment From Marjorie Tietjen: Clifford's explanation may be part of the picture but I really don't believe it explains the main purpose of chemtrails. I suppose TPTB could concievably be vaccinated for all these different microbes... but what about all the metallic particles, polymers, barium, etc?
Mycoplasma the Linking Pathogen in Neurosystemic Diseases
Extracted from Nexus Magazine, Volume 8, Number 5 Part 1 of 2 (Continued Next Issue, References)
by Donald W. Scott, MA, MSc
Pathogenic Mycoplasma A Common Disease Agent Weaponized
According to DR Shyh-Ching Lo, senior researcher at The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and one of America's top mycoplasma researchers, this disease agent causes many illnesses including AIDS, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, Crohn's colitis, Type I diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Wegener's disease and collagen-vascular diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and Alzheimer's.
You may develop neurological diseases if the pathogen destroys certain cells in your brain, or you may develop Crohn's colitis if the pathogen invades and destroys cells in the lower bowel.
Many doctors don't know about this mycoplasma disease agent because it was developed by the US military in biological warfare experimentation and it was not made public.
The Special Virus Cancer Program, created by the CIA and NIH to develop a deadly pathogen for which humanity had no natural immunity (AIDS), was disguised as a war on cancer but was actually part of MK-NAOMI.
USA uses of WMD on citizens
The Pentagon released a document which confirms that the US government tested biological weapons on its own citizens : "Briefing on Cold War-era Chemical and Biological Warfare Tests"
This report was released to the media on October the 8th, one day after President Bush outlined the Administration's main justification for waging war against Iraq, namely Saddam Hussein's alleged programme of weapons of mass destruction including biological weapons.
No public outcry, and very little media coverage. The US government used biological weapons against its own citizens, but this was justified, it was for a good cause.
They had produced a crystalline bacterial toxin extracted from the Brucella bacterium. The bacterial toxin could be removed in crystalline form and stored, transported and deployed without deteriorating. It could be delivered by other vectors such as insects, aerosol or the food chain (in nature it is delivered within the bacterium). But the factor that is working in the Brucella is the mycoplasma.
Brucella is a disease agent that doesn't kill people; it disables them.
Because the crystalline disease agent goes into solution in the blood, ordinary blood and tissue tests will not reveal its presence. The mycoplasma will only crystallize at 8.1 pH, and the blood has a pH of 7.4 pH. So the doctor thinks your complaint is "all in your head".
Covert Testing of Mycoplasma Testing the Dispersal Methods
Documented evidence proves that the biological weapons they were developing were tested on the public in various communities without their knowledge or consent.
The government knew that crystalline Brucella would cause disease in humans. Now they needed to determine how it would spread and the best way to disperse it. They tested dispersal methods for Brucella suis and Brucella melitensis at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, in June and September 1952.
Probably, 100% of us now are infected with Brucella suis and Brucella melitensis.
Coming Clean (04/04/2004) From an airline mechanic http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/article.asp?ID=1669
"For reasons you will understand as you read this I can not divulge my identity. I am an aircraft mechanic for a major airline. I work at one of our maintenance bases located at a large airport. I have discovered some information that I think you will find important. (...) The next week we had three of our planes in our main hanger for periodic inspection. There are mechanics crawling all over a plane during these inspections. I had just finished my shift and I decided to have a look at the waste system on one of our planes. With all the mechanics around I figured that no one would notice an extra one on the plane. Sure enough, the plane I choose had the extra equipment! I began to trace the system of pipes, pumps, and tanks. I found what appeared to be the control unit for the system. It was a standard looking avionics control box but it had no markings of any kind. I could trace the control wires from the box to the pumps and valves but there were no control circuits coming into the unit. The only wires coming Into the unit was a power connection to the aircraft's main power bus. The system had 1 large and 2 smaller tanks. It was hard to tell in the cramped compartment but it looked like the large tank could hold 50 gallons. The tanks were connected to a fill and drain valve that passed through the fuselage just behind the drain valve for the waste system. When I had a chance to look for this connection under the plane I found it cunningly hidden behind a panel under the panel used to access the waste drain. I began to trace the piping from the pumps. These pipes lead to a network of small pipes that ended in the trailing edges of the wings and horizontal stabilizers. If you look closely at the wings of a large airplane you will see a set of wires, about the size of your finger, extending from the trailing edge of the wing surfaces. These are the static discharge wicks. They are used to dissipate the static electric charge that builds up on a plane in flight. I discovered that the pipes from this mystery system lead to every 1 out of 3 of these static discharge wicks. These wicks had been "hollowed out" to allow whatever flows through these pipes to be discharged through these fake wicks. (...) Well you already know what they are doing. I don't know what they are spraying but I can tell you how they are doing it. I figure they are using the "honey trucks". These are the trucks that empty the waste from the lavatory waste tanks. The airports usually contract out this job and nobody goes near these trucks. Who wants to stand next a truck full of sh--. While these guys are emptying the waste tanks they are filling the tanks of the spray system. They know the planes flight path so they probably program the control unit to start spraying some amount of time after the plane reaches a certain altitude. The spray nozzles in the fake static wicks are so small that no one in the plane would see a thing.
Date: 1 Apr 2007
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Subject: Transform Your Life and Our World: Three Simple Yet Powerful Principles
The inspiring essay below is a two-page summary of the most profound writing I have ever come across. Three simple, yet powerful principles presented here can lead to both self improvement and meaningful personal transformation. These pearls of wisdom have helped me many times to navigate the sometimes stormy waters of life and to move into ever-deeper, more meaningful connection with myself and with all around me. I invite you to open to divine guidance as you welcome in the deep wisdom and inspiration of these insightful words.
Profound self improvement is initiated by the realization that you are capable of direct access to the Divine. This is the realization that the wisdom of the Divine is discovered deep within you. There is a wide range of means that can facilitate self-mastery through meaningful self improvement. Though the means may vary, the intent behind the means is quite narrowly defined as the intent to expand into a state of integration whereby all aspects of your conscious self become increasingly aligned with your divine essence.
There are three particular life principles that help to align your perspective with the perspective of divine essence and thus inspire meaningful self improvement. They are: 1) seeing the Divine in all; 2) nurturance of life; and 3) gratitude. When you apply these principles, a deeper meaning will be revealed to the seemingly random events of your life experience.
Seeing the Divine in All
This is the principle that the Divine is present and can be seen everywhere and in all manifestations of life. It is interwoven in all things like an intricate mosaic whose pieces adhere to the same wall, and are thus unified. However, it is not the picture that unifies the mosaic, but the wall upon which its pieces adhere. Similarly, the Divine paints a picture so diverse and seemingly unrelated that there appears to be no unification. Yet it is not the outward manifestations that unify. It is the inward center of divine energy that unifies all life.
Seeing the Divine in all is the principle that all manifestations of life convey an expression of All That Is. It does not matter how far the unifying energy has been distorted; the Divine can be observed. It is the action of perceiving unification even when the outward manifestations appear random, distorted, or chaotic. The principle of seeing the Divine in all is the perception that life is perfect in its expression because it flows from perfection, and that no matter how divergent its manifestations are, all life is an extension of the Divine.
In light of the obvious turmoil and destruction that are apparent on Earth, this is an outlook or perception that may seem naive. How can life in all its forms and expressions be perceived as optimal or perfect? This is the great paradox of life, and it cannot be reconciled with your mental or emotional capabilities. It can only be understood in the context of the soul, which is deathless, timeless, and limitless.
Calling forth the divine perceptions of the soul is actualized through looking for both the inward and outward manifestations of the Divine. It is not only that the Divine is found within you and within every individual manifestation of life; it is also in itself the wholeness of all life. Thus, this principle of self improvement calls for seeing the Divine in all its diverse forms of manifestation, as well as in the wholeness of life itself.
Nurturance of Life
Life, in this definition, is an individual's sovereign reality. It is subjective and impressionable. Life is the wholeness of experience flowing past the individual's field of perception in the present moment. Nurturance of life is the principle whereby an individual is in alignment with the natural expansion of intelligence inherent within all life. This alignment enhances the life energy that flows past the individual with the clear intent of gentle support. It is the action of opening to the highest motive in all people and in all life and supporting the flow of this highest intention towards its ultimate expression. In so doing, the action is performed without judgment, analysis, or attachment to outcome. It involves simply nurturing the highest energy that flows from all people and all beings, and thus supporting their fullest expression of life.
This is a departure from the normal perception that nurturing support can only be granted when others are in alignment with your personal will and desires. When, instead, you view everything in your life as an integrated energy flowing as an expression of ever-expanding divine intelligence, all life is honored as an extension of the Divine. All people and all forms of life can be nurtured and supported to their highest expression.
Energy is an element of life that is so subtly interwoven with form that it is one, in much the same manner as space and time are inextricably linked in union. Life energy is always in a state of becoming. It is never static or regressive in its natural state. You are very capable of nurturing this natural expansion of energy to forge new channels of expression and experience.
There are many specific actions that can be taken to nurture life. Each soul can transform energy through a wide variety of means. Working through your body, your soul is able to collect and store energy and redirect its purpose or application. This transformation of energy can occur on both personal and universal levels of expression. That is, within an individual's field of awareness, energy can be transformed to conform to a vision of personal welfare, or aligned with a vision of universal welfare and goodwill, or a combination of these two.
One of the best methods to transform energy is through one's belief system. All beliefs have energy systems that act like birthing chambers for the manifestation of beliefs. Within these energy systems are currents that direct life experience. Your soul is aware of these currents either consciously or unconsciously and allows them to carry you into the realm of experience that exemplifies your core belief system. By cultivating beliefs that expand and transform energy, you are able to engage energy systems that are nurturing to life in all its myriad forms. When your beliefs are clearly defined as intentions, your life energy engages fully in the present moment. Clarity of intention is essential to engaging the energy system of your core beliefs, and to allowing the nurturance of life to prevail in all activities.
If you are awareor at least interested in having the awarenessof how perfectly the Divine supports your sovereign reality, there is a powerful and natural sense of gratitude that flows from you to the Divine. It is this wellspring of gratitude that opens the channel of support from the Divine to the individual and establishes a collaboration of purpose to transform the individual soul into a pure expression of divine essence. It is principally gratitude that opens you to connection and alignment with your divine essence.
When you project gratitude, regardless of circumstance or condition, life becomes increasingly supportive. This feeling of gratitude coupled with the mental concept of appreciation is expressed like an invisible message in all directions and at all times. Gratitude is an essential facet of love that opens you to redefine your purpose as a supportive extension of the Divine, rather than the whimsical outreach of fate or the exacting reaction of a mechanical, detached universe. Establishing a relationship with the universe through the outflow of gratitude also attracts life experience that is deeply transformativeexperience that is richly devoted to uncovering life's deepest meaning and most formative purpose.
When you are aligned with divine essence and live from this perspective as part of an ever-unfolding reality, you attract a natural state of harmony. This does not mean that your life is without problems or discomforts; rather it signifies a perception that there is an integral purpose in what life reveals. Natural harmony perceives that life experience is meaningful to the extent that you are aligned with your divine essence. When your personal reality flows in alignment with divine essence, you create lasting joy and inner peace.
It is the perspective of divine essence that all life is pure love in its fullest expression, and that in this single concept, all life is conceived and forever exists. This becomes the core belief from which all other beliefs arise. And as these beliefs expand outward, this core belief system emerges with a clear intent of supporting a fundamental perspective of seeing, nurturing, and appreciating the universe as the divine cradle from which all life is created and evolves.
These life principles are merely symbols represented in words and served to you as a potential recipe to stir awake the embers of light that tirelessly burn within. There are no specific techniques or rituals that are required to invoke their power. They are simply perspectives. In a real sense, they are intentions that attract experience that expands consciousness. They do not provide quick fixes or instant realizations. They are amplifiers of personal will and intention that clarify how one lives. Their profound transformative power is contained exclusively in the intent of their application.
Through these principles of self improvement, you can become a master of empowering your deeper self. If you apply these life principles with clear intent, you have the tools to accelerate the emergence of divine essence. You can awaken the perspective, insights, and empowered abilities of your divine essence to create new realms of possibility and shape them as learning adventures that expand and transform your consciousness. This is the underlying purpose of these principles, and perhaps the best reason to explore them.
For a print version of these principles of self improvement, click here.
For the full seven-page text of this transformational writing, click here
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THIS ARTICLE IS, IMHO, A VERY WELL WRITTEN, HARD HITTING CLOSE TO THE TRUTH. I AM SENDING THIS TO EVERYONE ON MY LIST. IF THIS OFFENDS ANY OF YOU, PLEASE ACCEPT MY APOLOGY. IF IT TOUCHES YOUR HEART OR (GOD FORBID) OPENS & ENLIGHTENS YOUR MIND A LITTLE BIT THEN I'VE ACHIEVED MY GOAL IN HELPING THE WRITER'S WORD..OR TRUTH.. BE SPREAD AMONGST OTHER HEARTS & MINDS. IF THE SPIRIT SO MOVES YOU AS IT DID ME, PLEASE PASS IT ALONG TO PEOPLE YOU KNOW WHO MIGHT LIKE TO..OR NEED, TO READ IT.
P.S. JEAN... YOU ARE AN AMAZING SOUL AND WILL HAVE MANY STARS IN YOUR PROVERBIAL CROWN.
The west was taken in by the Zionist propaganda for several decades, but what is more natural than a Palestinian returning home?
March 29, 2007
Why should I, a Jew from north London, be permitted to take up Israeli citizenship, when that right is denied to a Palestinian who languishes in a refugee camp in Lebanon? Especially when I acknowledge that a large majority of those that left in 1948 were ethnically cleansed by Israeli forces.
Those are the words of Alex Stein, writing for Comment is free last week. A commendable admission of injustice to Palestinians, you would say. But then he derives conclusions that are contrary to this premise; that the right of a Palestinian to return to his home is neither sacred, legal nor possible.
This split-personality theme has been infamously adopted by Benny Morris who pored over hundreds of declassified Israeli files. Morris confirmed in minute detail that, in 1948, Israeli invasion forces committed massacres, expelled Palestinians, destroyed their villages, looted their property, burnt their crops, poisoned their wells and shot on the spot any Palestinian who tried to return to his home. Referring to the remaining minority, Morris then solemnly declared that he was sorry that Ben Gurion "did not finish the job".
Both Alex Stein and Menny Morris escape from the fact, slowly seeping into the western conscience, that Palestinians were - and are today - subject to the most massive, comprehensive, meticulously planned and executed and continuous ethnic cleansing operation in modern history. This has long been denied by Israeli historians. A notable exception is a brave and honest Israeli historian, Ilan Pappe.
The sensation created by Benny Morris's revelation about al-Nakba, grudgingly accepted by some Jews, is a stark measure of how the west was taken in by the Zionist propaganda for several decades. The Palestinians do not know whether to laugh or cry, for the "revelations" are only some of what they have been saying all along since 1948. Hundreds of thousands of refugees gave graphic details of their plight but these were dismissed by the Zionist Europeans as "a figment of oriental imagination" until an Israeli historian found damning evidence in Israeli files.
Facts have a way of surfacing. The facts, documented on maps and records, show that in 1948 Israelis depopulated the Palestinian inhabitants of 675 towns and villages, that their land represents 93% of Israel's area; that half of all the refugees have been expelled in the last six weeks of the British Mandate, before the state of Israel was declared and before any Arab regular soldier set foot on Palestine to save its people from the invasion of Jewish European immigrants who had just waded into their shores to build Israel on the ruins of Palestine.
What is more natural than a person returning to their home? If Stein does not believe this is "sacred", he has to ask 6 million Palestinian refugees (two-thirds of all Palestinians) why are they still determined to fight for their right to return over a period of six decades and through three generations and many wars. That the right of return for Palestinians has been affirmed by the UN more than 130 times is enough to put this matter to rest. No need to spill more ink on that score.
If defeated on both counts, Zionists usually resort to their last defence: that the right of return is not possible to implement.
In a civilised society, if a crime is committed, its consequences must be reversed. The criminal should not be rewarded, and his crime should not be forgiven or even legitimised. The stolen property must be returned. Rights must be reinstated and reparation paid for material losses.
This is what the international community insisted upon, sometimes using military force, in implementing the return of refugees to Bosnia, Kosovo, Burundi, Cambodia, East Timor, Georgia, Guatemala, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Tajikistan, Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan.
This is also what the European Jews rightly got when they returned to their former homes (if they so wished), recovered their property in Europe and received massive amounts of compensation for their suffering during the second world war, without the benefit of a single UN resolution.
The pretext that return is not possible because of the influx of Jewish immigrants to Palestine to replace the expelled Palestinians is not a valid one, morally, legally or politically. But we are spared the argument on this point. Here we have yet another one of the misconceptions designed to mislead and misinform the western public. It is not true that it is physically impossible to implement the right of return.
Palestine is the most documented among conflict-torn countries, certainly much more than Bosnia and Kosovo. We have complete UN-documented ownership records of every acre of land. Not a single Israeli Jew has an equivalent title deed after al-Nakba. We have detailed maps of what every acre was, what it is today and can visualise what it could/should be in the future.
We have a huge database of millions of Palestinians - where they come from in Palestine, and where they are residing today, their family structure and their ages. Today, 90% of them reside within 100 km of their homes, 50% within 40 km and many can actually see their home on the opposite hill.
That is not all. The refugees' land is still sparsely populated. Eighty per cent of Israeli Jews still live in the same area they acquired during the Mandate and a little more, but 15% of Israel in total. About 18% of the remaining 20% of the Jews live mostly in half a dozen originally Palestinian or mixed cities, considerably enlarged. This leaves 2% of Israeli Jews who are the members of Qibbutz and Moshav.
This small number of population, in addition to the army, use and control 85%-88% of Israel's area, which is the patrimony of 6 million Palestinian refugees. To take an example, all the rural Jews in the southern district from Ashdod (Isdud) to Eilat (Umm Rashrash) are less in number that one refugee camp in Gaza. Their density is six persons per square kilometer while that of Gaza population - the owners of this very land - is 6,000 per square kilometer. These owners of the land are held captive by the occupier in a concentration camp called Gaza.
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Date: 3 Apr 2007
Subject: Project Censored Announces On-Line Voting for Junk Food and News Abuse Stories of the Year
Project Censored announces our annual internet voting for Junk Food News and News Abuse Stories of the year. Anyone can vote by selecting your top ten Junk Food Stories and top five News Abuse stories and sending your votes by e-mail to: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com
Last Day to Vote: April 13, 2007
Results will be published in Censored 2008: Media Democracy in Action, Seven Stories Press, Fall 2007
Classroom teachers may have in-class votes and record the results by sending in your name and campus/high school class voting results.
Junk Food News are the most frivolous unimportant news stories from March 2006-to March 2007 covered by the corporate media.
Junk Food News List Nominations
1. Anna Nicole Smith has a baby
2. Brad Pitt/Angelina Jolie have a baby and adopt others
3. Brittany Spears meltdown
4. Lindsay Lohan stint in rehab
5. Jon Benet Ramseys wannabe murderer John Mark Carr
6. Paul McCartney divorce
7. Prince Harry goes to Iraq
8. Paris Hilton/Nichole Ritchie tussle
9. Paula Abdul drunk on American Idol
10. Donald Trump/Rosie O Donnel fight
11. Miss USA drinks and takes drugs
12. American Idol contestant(s) in nudie pictures on internet
13. Hillary Clinton and violent video games
14. Astronaut attacks romantic rival
15. New Orleans Saints move back into Superdome
16. Superbowl candy kiss between two men
17. Gavin Newsoms affair with his aide
18. Cheneys gay daughter has baby
19. James Browns widow fights for inheritance
20. The war on Christmas and Easter
21. People camp out for days to get a PS3 game system
22. Madonnas adopted African baby
23. O.J. Simpsons how to commit a murder book
24. Lawsuits against the movie Borat
25. Kate Hudson/Owen Wilson get together
News Abuse Stories are serious topics over-covered in the corporate media.
News Abuse List Nominations for 2006-07
1. The death of Anna Nicole Smith
2. The Death of crocodile hunter Steve Irwin
3. Katie Couric takes a co-anchor spot on network news
4. Racehorse Barbaros broken leg
5. E-coli in spinach
6. The poisoned Russian spy
7. Oprah Winfreys school for girls in South Africa
8. Two boys kidnapped in the St. Louis area and are subsequently rescued
9. Michael Richards racist meltdown
10. Mel Gibson racist meltdown
11. Duke Universitys lacrosse teams alleged involvement in a rape
12. Mark Foley and congressional page sex scandal
13. Rising and falling gas prices
14. Television shows that catch pedophiles in sting operations
15. Election year hoopla (Rush Limbaugh makes fun of Michael J. Fox, the election horse race)
16. Amish schoolhouse murders
17. Regis Philbin has heart bypass surgery
18. Nancy Grace grills woman, woman then commits suicide
19. Woman dies drinking too much water in a water drinking contest in Sacramento
20. Weather ups and downs
NOTE from Jean: I very much like this below because it reminds me of my own childhood
From: André Fauteux firstname.lastname@example.org">
Subject: On how we survived!
Date: 8 Apr 2007
TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 1930's 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's !!
First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.
They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.
Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-based paints.
We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.
As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, booster seats, seat belts or air bags.
Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.
We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.
We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.
We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank Koolaid made with sugar, but we weren't overweight because WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING !
We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.
No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.
We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.
We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet or chat rooms.......
WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!
We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.
We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.
We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.
We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them!
Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!
The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of.
They actually sided with the law!
These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever!
The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.
We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned
HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL!
If YOU are one of them . . CONGRATULATIONS!
You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good.
And while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave (and lucky) their parents were.
Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?!
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