February 4, 2007
The Moment of Truth Series #7: Bush & Co... Careening in Dangerous Waters
I took me a while longer than usual to prepare this one for you.
There is just so much to review and so much going on. I think you'll
find the material in this compilation is a good recap of the latest.
You will also find a copy of some rather interesting correspondence I
had this past week with some ERN subscribers... (in item #1 and item
#6 below). Lots of good stuff in the "WORTHY OF YOUR ATTENTION"
There are several alarming news excerpts about the risks of an
imminent US/Israel attack against Iran, but thank God,
according to Matthew it won't happen: "(...) it may be that some troops are ordered to make
incursions into Iran, but their full-scale war will not happen. On the
contrary, this year will see the winding down of international warfare
in the Mideast and the withdrawal of combat and occupational
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"Dear Jean, I just have to let you know how deeply touched I
was reading the excerpt from the Christ Letter and you own following
excerpt from "Pathways to
." You so clearly explain our separation and the
struggle to regain Unity. Reading the "Declaration of Unity"
from Chief Seattle moved me profoundly. What a great soul he was and
our ignorance called our Indian brothers heathens and savages. It is
so strange I was hoping you would enclose a portion of another Christ's Letter
again after I read
your last compilation and here it is. You have such a large and aware
audience, it will greatly facilitate the knowledge of the Letters
existence and the message. I have told you once before, I will be
forever grateful to you for introducing them to me."
- Rosemarie (Rmhjean@wmconnect.com)
"Dear Jean, as always I'm filled with great appreciation, in
fact, overwhelming appreciation, for what you are doing and how much
you are helping all of us. Today my Internet session began with a
recently channelled "take action" message from John Lennon,
then a guided and wonderfully inspiring one form Karen Bishop of www.whatsuponplanetearth.com
in which she talks about this
being the time to create our new destiny. I felt the power and
imagined everything I could to create for peace, harmony and
abundance, and then I read your inspiring message in your Meditation
and felt myself totally in this powerful and loving place I
was just creating. By this time the Light and power were very strong,
and I know those of us doing this today are having a great effect on
our future. Thank you again for what you are doing for the
- Lillian Akersborg (email@example.com)
"What a remarkable year 2006 turned out to be and 2007 has
the potential to be even more amazing as we return to love on this
beautiful planet we call home. From our vantage point, we can easily
see how much change is currently underway in every corner of the globe
that signifies this wondrous transformation unfolding in the hearts of
everyone. Remember: what begins in our heart manifests in our outer
experience of reality.One by one and after many eons of allowing the
illusion of separation to influence us, we are quickly recalling and
embracing the oneness of humanity. Whether through our
recognition of our interdependent relationship with the environment,
the necessity of honest, visionary leadership in business and
government, acknowledging the needs of our neighbors in distant lands,
or just simply accepting our individual selves without limitation or
condition, we are finally standing in our truth and light. This is all
happening by your personal efforts to change and evolve your thoughts
and feelings. This change is not one of outer effort, instead it
is the constant recognition and release of outdated and limiting
beliefs that no longer serve. By acknowledging and letting go of
the old worn out journeys of yesterday, each of us is creating a new
reality based on love. This release is commonly known as
forgiveness and together we are manifesting it as a new paradigm and
opportunity to live in harmony."
"Life is a shining. And if you're not shining, then
you're not in your life. When you are a shining, then you can
communicate that and even transport it to others around you. Then you
don't have to worry about persuading them with words to a new point
of view, you need not be concerned with changing their hearts and the
way that they experience life. You contribute to the awakening in them
of their source, and once that has happened then nobody needs to have
any influence on that person ever again. Then they are so deeply
rooted in themselves, and in life and in truth, that nothing will
- Michael Barnett (michaelbarnett.net) from "By the
Way" -- Recommended by Dana Stockar
Imagine The Future Now
Imagine for a moment that you are several years ahead in the
future and the Earth and all her inhabitants have profoundly changed.
What seemed impossible and totally utopian in the eyes of many has
come to pass. Imagine that a new existence, devoid of any of the
perils and torments of the past, is now possible for all souls
dwelling on this New Earth. Imagine, if you will, that every human
being is now recognized as a full-fledged member of the wonderful
human family, and that no one goes lacking in the essential material
elements that make a fulfilling, happy life possible. Every child is
cared for and not a single one goes hungry or in dire poverty. The
level of Love and Harmony between all humans and with all of Nature is
simply astounding... No one has to do any activity that is detrimental
to the vital commons on which all Life depends. The kindness and
compassion that is shown and experienced by every single soul is
simply awe-inspiring. No one tries to dominate or take advantage of
anyone. Everyone is passionate about helping others, experiencing all
the wonders of Life and being the best possible _expression_ of the
profound wisdom and Light emanating from their soul.
Now, holding this vision in your soul's eye, try to imagine how you
feel, living in such a pristine, vibrant environment, knowing that
Love, Peace and Harmony prevail, sensing your Oneness with all your
brothers and sisters, viewing in their eyes the sparkling _expression_
of the living, radiant soul each human is... Allow this feeling of
sheer happiness to grow in your heart and embrace your entire being...
Let ecstasy tingles in everyone of your cells... Let Love shine
through you... And KNOW that what you are feeling now is ABSOLUTELY
As you are joining in this globally synchronized communion with
thousands and thousands of other souls feeling the very same
experience, enable the sense of Oneness pervading your soul to expand
and encompass every other form of Life, every other soul, every other
atom of this Great, Magnificent Being of Love that You Are... as
One... with All That is... And from that place of sublime, blissful
Omniversal Awareness, further expand your sense of Self to integrate
the very perception of your Universal Beingness, as One Within the
Creator... Do not press ahead for more thoughts. Just Be! You have
arrived... Let it BE... And as you ARE blissfully aware of this
magnificent future that, by virtue of your contemplation of its
existence, is now immanently manifested, you co-create, and will
continue to co-create, by the very essence of your radiant Presence,
what is soon to fully manifest, for the Highest Good of All.
This whole Meditation Focus has been archived for your convenience
The last opportunity to join in this one is this Sunday February
4... Check you local time at the URL above.
1. Spiritual assistance requested
2. New Message from Matthew
3. LFA - A choir sings on behalf of cetaceans & Alert: Navy
Exempted from Marine Mammal Protection Act
4. 'Bluejay' Spreads His Wing
5. "A little child (and some wide awake teenage activists)
shall lead them"
6. Feedback from Suzy Ward and more from Lea
7. Ag-agria -- 29-January-2007
8. Cheap, safe drug kills most cancer
9. Some experts blast latest climate report
10. Apocalypse never? Science could yet save the day
11. Nuclear Terrorism
12. DU Radioactive Poison Explosions Inside US Affects Canada &
13. Stop This Man Before He Kills
14. A concentration camp in Texas??
16. Speak Out For a Peaceful Resolution
WORTHY OF YOUR ATTENTION
IS IMPEACHMENT STILL OFF THE TABLE? TIM ROBBINS DC PEACE RALLY -
Why We Must Have Impeachment By Dave Lindorff
When impeachment hearings began for President Richard Nixon, a
scant one in four Americans thought he should be impeached. During the
Clinton impeachment farce, support for the president's removal from
office never topped 36 percent. Yet a Newsweek poll taken last fall
found that a remarkable 51 percent of the American public felt this
president should face impeachment .
Anti-War Marches Draw Hundreds of Thousands
In this video, Truthout's Scott Galindez reports that
"hundreds of thousands" marched on Saturday. That estimate
is gleaned from estimates by the event organizers - United for Peace
and Justice - Truthout reporters on the scene, and crowd photographs
by other news agencies. Our best estimate now is that there were
between 310,000 and 500,000 marchers.
OneVoice Movement: Eye-Opener! WATCH THIS JUST RELEASED 5 MIN
VIDEO. YOU'LL BE MOVED TO TEARS!
OneVoice Movement mobilizes citizens from across Israel, West
Bank and Gaza to say 'Enough!' OneVoice aims to amplify the voice of
the overwhelming but heretofore silent majority of moderates who wish
for peace and prosperity, empowering them to demand accountability
from elected representatives and ensure that the agenda is not
hijacked by forces of militant absolutism.
Brazil Approves Deforestation of Important Amazon Reserve
(January 25, 2007)
The strength and permanence of protected status for ancient
rainforests under Brazilian law is at stake
The State Government of Mato Grosso, Brazil, has voted to
drastically reduce one of the Amazon's most biodiverse reserves. What
is at stake is the strength and permanence of protected status for
ancient rainforests under Brazilian law. The Cristalino State Park is
a world-renowned ecotourism destination, whose 184,000 hectares are
home to over 550 species of birds, and protects endangered species
like the white-whiskered spider monkey. Some 27,000 hectares of its
forest will now lose protected status; becoming vulnerable to logging,
cattle ranching and agribusiness. State Governor Blairo Maggi
initially vetoed the reduction of the park on the grounds that it
would "be seen as endorsing illegal occupancy and deforestation
of public lands", and that it would suggest Brazilian
environmental law can be flouted. The veto was short-lived, however,
as members of the Mato Grosso House of Representatives immediately
overturned it. Mato Grosso has suffered the highest rate of
deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon and yet it looks like the State
Government is manipulating this particular situation for political
gain. Please contact key players in Brazil's Federal and State
governments, and let them know that removal of protected status so
easily from preserved Amazonian ancient rainforests is simply
unacceptable. TAKE ACTION NOW at: http://www.rainforestportal.org/alerts/send.asp?id=brazil_reserve
Sand Fantasy AMAZING ART CREATING WITH SAND!
Plants With Eyes - Just completely mesmerizing! you'll feel
like you are on another planet...
Recommended by Joyce Z. Meyers (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Microscopic Art - Amazing Wonderment!!
Willard Wigan was born in Birmingham, England in 1957 and is the
creator of the smallest works of art on earth. From being a
traumatised and unrecognised dyslexic child, he is now emerging as the
most globally celebrated micro-miniaturist of all time and is
literally capable of turning a spec of dust into a vision of true
beauty. His work has been described as "The eight wonder of the
world" and "Truly a gift from God" Even he is
sometimes at a loss for an explanation as to exactly how he is able to
create such treasures. He just gratefully acknowledges that he's been
blessed with a God-given talent. Willard can create a masterpiece
within the eye of a tiny sewing needle, on the head of a pin, the tip
of an eyelash or a grain of sand. Some are many times smaller than the
fullstop at the end of this sentence. Many are even smaller still,
with some being completely invisible to the naked eye yet, when viewed
through high power magnification, the effect on the viewer is truly
mesmerising. Willard, who is completely self-taught has baffled
medical science and been the subject of discussions among
micro-surgeons, nano-technologists and at universities worldwide. His
work is ground-breaking - partly because of the astounding beauty of
vision which challenges the belief system of the mind and partly
because it demonstrates that if one person can create the impossible,
we all have the potential to transcend our own limiting beliefs about
what we are capable of. He works in total solitude at a quiet retreat
in Jersey mainly at night when there is a greater sense of peace in
the world and less static electricity to interfere with the
immeasurable precision and tolerances required to create the
pieces.The smallest sculptures can only be measured in thousandths of
an inch which is why they can sit, very delicately, on a human hair
three thousandths of an inch thick. When working on this scale he
slows his heartbeat and his breathing dramatically through meditation
and attempts to harmonise his mind, body and soul with the Creator. He
then sculpts or paints at the centrepoint between heartbeats for total
stillness of hand. He likens this process to "trying to pass a
pin through a bubble without bursting it." His concentration is
intense when working like this and he feels mentally and physically
drained at the end of it.
When helmets make no sense - MUST see pics!
Amazing team: the guy is 25 and the lady 84 years old doing
acrobatics on "The hardest part" by Coldplay
Laughing Baby :-) :-) :-)
Music for One Apartment and Six Drummers - Video: 9 min. 29 sec.
Recommended by Kathleen Roberts (email@example.com)
Peace Pilgrim II: A Life So Well Lived - The story of his Life -
Peace Pilgrim II is a co-founder of ERN
HILARIOUS! The NEW Gilligan's Island: Dubya's Island for the
ABSOLUTELY HILARIOUS: "BLINK OFF' BETWEEN NANCY PELOSI vs
12 of the Most Revealing Major Media Articles Ever Published -
George Galloway's speech to Parliament, January 2007 - 10 minutes
- He becomes increasingly fiery hot as he speaks againt the
current criminal British government. Must Watch!
Recommended by Mark R. Elsis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Photo of UFO Over O'Hare on Coast To Coast
Being Peace - meditation
We invite you to spend a few minutes experiencing our peace
meditation, inspired by monk, author, and peace activist Thich Nhat
Hanh. The Vietnamese Buddhist Zen master worked tirelessly for peace,
especially during the Vietnam War. In 1967, the Rev. Martin Luther
King Jr. nominated him for a Nobel Peace Prize. Thich Nhat Hanh argues
that unless and until individuals are peaceful within themselves, they
cannot work for peace among nations. Recommended by Monica Wilson
Sounding an "AH" for planetary peace! For five minutes,
sound healers, meditators, peace activists and lovers of all humanity
and sentient consciousness will send a Sonic Valentine to the Earth
with the heart sound "AH". We will simply sound an "AH"
filled with the intention of Peace and Love for 5 minutes at our local
noon time. - Recommended by "Susan R. Jason"
Stand Up and Be Counted!
On 15-16th October 2006, a protest entered the Guinness Book of
World Records, when over 23.5 million people stood up against poverty.
Organised as part of the United Nations Millennium Campaign, the
Stand Up was intended as a way of reminding the governments of
the world, that they made a commitment to eradicate world poverty and
achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. This worldwide
protest was part of a month of mobilisation, surrounding the
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, held on October
Planet 3000 - A large New Age movement based in Russia in
activity since 1996
We live on the verge of the worlds. Our planet and humanity is
going through an unprecedented transitional process. The epoch of
barbarity based on unlimited consumption, conflicts, competition and
wars is transforming into the era of conscious evolution for creation,
cooperation and peace. All our problems are rooted in ignorance, and
we have our task - to create conditions for all to look within and
become aware of who we are, where we are from, why we are here, where
we are going. We need tools for effective actions so as to integrate
humanity as one and create collective consciousness for this
transition process. We would like to present such a model - an
experiment of collective actions of the Planet 3000 project. It is
based on effectively awakening inner potential and creating collective
consciousness as a way to take the "giant leap" from the old
civilization into a new, never seen before world. Planet 3000 - is
the symbol of this future planet. What kind of future do we want to
create? It depends on everybody and all of us together. We invite you
to enter a New World - a world of our dreams, happiness and
responsibility, living in everybody's heart. We are to awaken
ourselves and unite as one for taking part in an unbelievable legend -
transformation of our planet into one with new qualities. It is time
for us to meet. We welcome you to Planet 3000 project where there is a
place for everybody. Children, youth, grown ups together focus on
creating a collective image of the future of our planet and realize
projects created by them. The profound question is: "HOW can we
create this transition process from wars to peace, from conflicts to
consent, from competition to cooperation, from ignorance to conscious
evolution?" This is the question to be answered by Planet 3000
project, as it has been growing for 10 years as a living example of
creating a united planetary community, able to influence life by
taking total responsibility for itself and for the Earth. NOTE from
: This website and Planet 3000 are in large part the result of
the sustained commitment of Claude Veziau (email@example.com), from
Quebec, a long-time ERN subscriber, who is now deeply involved in this
project with Nina Goncharova from Russia. To find out more I recommend
you explore http://planet3000.site.voila.fr/
and check also the Planetary
Consciousness Awakening Tour they are planning through http://happypeopleplanet.site.voila.fr/
"May You Be Blessed" Movie
Wonderful songs by the Gettin' Higher Choir In Concert - Try
"Gaia/Another World Is Possible" and "Be
Recommended by Sharon Alder (firstname.lastname@example.org) who sings
in this magnificent choir. "'One Voice" is very good
SUMMARY: Human beings are the least understood species on the
planet. We may believe that we are children of God, endowed with an
eternal soul, but we often dislike aspects of our physical appearance
and our individual personality. We also also feel deeply ambivalent
about the characteristics we share with all humankind. Is it
acceptable to have weaknesses? Is it safe to feel desires? Is it okay
to want to serve? Is it right to be dependent on others? If we judge
such qualities as bad and dangerous, we hold back on living our full
humanity, and never experience the joy, the empowerment, and the
tremendous benefits our humanity would bring to our lives and to the
planet as a whole. Now more than ever we and the planet need the
fruits of our beautiful Divine humanity. Please allow this article to
initiate you into the wonderful and truly spiritual experience of
being human. Recommended by Sara (email@example.com)
The Alcatraz Conversion Project
The Global Peace Foundation in association with One Earth One
People Peace Vision invites you to participate in a sacred and
majestic project...The transformation of Alcatraz Island into The
Global Peace Center... Majestic in its Simplicity, Revolutionary as a
Political Metaphor, The Global Peace Center Proclaims Global
Renaissance! A New Epoch! A Time of Enduring Peace for All Humanity...
CLIP Note from Jean: Recommended by Da Vid (Lightparty@aol.com) who
has been campaigning for many years (since 1978) to implement this
outstanding vision. The time is right for its manifestation! Please
help support this project whichever way you can. I've asked Da Vid, on
behalf of us all, to add the Earth Rainbow Network on his website as
part of the growing coalition supporting the Alcatraz Conversion
Kepler's Supernova Remnant in X-Rays - AMAZING
When God Paints
Less than 90 Days until Global Love Day next May 1, 2007
Inspiring People to Love Unconditionally!
FIRING THE EARTH GRID -- GLOBAL HEALING MEDITATION July 17, 2007
(Less than 163 days remaining!)
Harmonic Convergence - interesting trivia on Wikipedia about this
famous event in 1987
I tried to find out if anyone is organizing/promoting something
for the 20th anniversary of Harmonic Convergence next August 17 2007,
but could not find anything. Has anyone heard something about
Revealing News: Potential Cancer Cures, Manipulation of Fuel
Economy Standards, & More
After reading this I wrote the following comment:
"Canada and Quebec are both multicultural societies and both
use 2 languages and this is not the end of the world. And if Canada
and Quebec part ways it won't be the end of the world either.
I think this speech profoundly reeks of jingoism.
On the other hand, if the United States "monster" is
dismantled from within, it could very well be a blessing in
This country (because its government is under the control of
elite Illuminatis bent of dominating the whole planet) is directly
responsible for the premature death of well over 20 million people in
the past 3 decades (see the 2 comments to Bill Moyers' video below).
Its imperialistic drive with military bases in over 130 countries is
definitely NOT a force for good and only Americans - I mean the
average self-centered Americans - seem to fail to understand
My vision of the future is not that of large oppressive,
militarized countries. My vision of the future is that of a world
without border, thus without countries but with some sort of
democratically elected global governance system, regional
administrations working under the authority of the global entity and a
galaxy of local decentralized administrations, each of these levels of
governance wielding the power relevant to their respective sizes and
mandates but all geared to serve the real needs of the people, not of
any secret elite or of any transnational corporation. Their prime
directive will be to make sure to never do harm to any life form, all
Life being sacred, to maintain the long term balance of all ecosystems
and to ensure the continuance of a worldwide and galaxy-wide culture
of Peace, Love and Harmony for and with All That Is.
I'm waiting for the equivalent of the Fall of the Berlin Wall for
all supersized dinosaur-like countries..."
Bill Moyers: The Secret Government - The Constitution in Crisis -
This is a must watch Video
This documentary gives a fascinating overview of what has
actually happened in the last 50 years regarding the CIA and the Cold
War (including Iran, Guatamala, Cuba, Vietnam and Chile). Bill
Moyers, the respected TV journalist, analyzes the threats to
constitutional government posed by an illegitimate network operating
from within the government but using secrecy to set itself up outside
of the government / peoples oversight. All this back in 1987. This
documentary gives a fascinating overview of what has actually happened
in the last 50 years regarding the CIA and the Cold War (including
Iran, Guatamala, Cuba, Vietnam and Chile). The foundation for the
massive push towards greater secrecy in government going on today.
HERE ARE 2 OF THE NUMEROUS COMMENTS POSTED AT http://www.ichblog.eu/content/view/299/59/
American empire and the rape of nations. There are several other
who have spoken out and are available in the ICH archives or
elsewhere. Some of them are John Stockwell (NSA, NSC, CFR, CIA), Phil
Agee (NSA, CIA, black ops), Ralph McGeehee (CIA, black ops), Church
Commission after Nixon resignation, There is a list of interventions
, or there are several books by former agents of the NSA, CIA, DEA,
FBI and others on US economic subversion, regime change and war for
money and power such as Stephen Kinser's "Overthrow". The US
has been living well from the blood money it has taken from countries
that can't protect themselves and big money interests primarily since
the inception of the National Security Act which has nothing to do
with national security and everything to do with raping nations of
their resources and wealth.
I've seen the video before, and it is a great start in
researching our real history. Moyers is excellent in this PBS
publication. The same year, John Stockwell came out and talked about
the 6 million killed by covert operations by the NSA/CIA
Information is available at http://www.totse.com/en/politics/central_intelligence_agency/ciawars.html
or here at ICH at http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4068.htm
Documentation of the elite and the attempt (and possible success) of
creating a dictatorship has been documented by Smedly Butler which was
never followed up by FDR as he knew who was in charge. Woodrow Wilson
admitted that he had destroyed the US by giving the country to the
ownership of the Central Banking System run out of the Bank of
International Settlements which has funded wars since WW I and gain
power and wealth no matter what the outcome is.
Cheney's Handwritten Notes Implicate Bush in Plame Affair
Copies of handwritten notes by Vice President Dick Cheney,
introduced at trial by defense attorneys for former White House
staffer I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, would appear to implicate
George W. Bush in the Plame CIA Leak case.
Impeachment by the People
"Courage is in short supply in Washington, DC. The realities
of the Iraq War cry out for the overthrow of a government that is
criminally responsible for death, mutilation, torture, humiliation,
chaos. But all we hear in the nation's capital, which is the source of
those catastrophes, is a whimper from the Democratic Party, muttering
and nattering about 'unity' and 'bipartisanship,' in a situation that
calls for bold action to immediately reverse the present course,"
writes Howard Zinn.
Iran Clock Is Ticking (31
January 2007) MUST READ!!!!
While congressional Democrats test how far they should go in
challenging George W. Bush's war powers, the time may be running out
to stop Bush from ordering a major escalation of the Middle East
conflict by attacking Iran. Military and intelligence sources continue
to tell me that preparations are advancing for a war with Iran
starting possibly as early as mid-to-late February. The sources offer
some differences of opinion over whether Bush might cite a provocation
from Iran or whether Israel will take the lead in launching air
strikes against Iran's nuclear facilities. But there is growing alarm
among military and intelligence experts that Bush already has decided
to attack and simply is waiting for a second aircraft carrier strike
force to arrive in the region - and for a propaganda blitz to stir up
some pro-war sentiment at home. One well-informed U.S. military source
called me in a fury after consulting with Pentagon associates and
discovering how far along the war preparations are. He said the plans
call for extensive aerial attacks on Iran, including use of powerful
bunker-busting ordnance. Another source with a pipeline into Israeli
thinking said the Iran war plan has expanded over the past several
weeks. Earlier thinking had been that Israeli warplanes would hit
Iranian nuclear targets with U.S. forces in reserve in case of Iranian
retaliation, but now the strategy anticipates a major U.S. military
follow-up to an Israeli attack, the source said. Both sources used the
same word "crazy" in describing the plan to expand the war
to Iran. The two sources, like others I have interviewed, said that
attacking Iran could touch off a regional - and possibly global -
conflagration. "It will be like the TV show '24'," the
American military source said, citing the likelihood of Islamic
retaliation reaching directly into the United States. Though Bush
insists that no decision has been made on attacking Iran, he offered
similar assurances of his commitment to peace in the months before
invading Iraq in 2003. Yet leaked documents from London made clear
that he had set a course for war nine months to a year before the Iraq
invasion. In other words, Bush's statements that he has no plans to
"invade" Iran and that he's still committed to settle
differences with Iran over its nuclear program diplomatically should
be taken with a grain of salt. There is, of course, the possibility
that the war preparations are a game of chicken to pressure Iran to
accept outside controls on its nuclear program and to trim back its
regional ambitions. But sometimes such high-stakes gambles lead to
miscalculations or set in motion dynamics that can't be controlled.
"You Will Die" The rapidly deteriorating situation in Iraq
is seen as another factor pressing on Bush to act quickly against
Iran. Other sources with first-hand knowledge of conditions in Iraq
have told me that the U.S. position is even more precarious than
generally understood. Westerners can't even move around Baghdad and
many other Iraqi cities except in armed convoys. "In some
countries, if you want to get out of the car and go to the market,
they'll tell you that it might be dangerous," one experienced
American cameraman told me. "In Iraq, you will be killed. Not
that you might be killed, but you will be killed. The first Iraqi with
a gun will shoot you, and if no one has a gun, they'll stone
you." CLIP - Read the rest at http://www.consortiumnews.com/2007/013107.html
America "Poised to Strike at Iran's Nuclear Sites" From
Bases in Bulgaria and Romania (28 January 2007)
Reports suggest that "US defensive ring" may be new
front in war on terror. President Bush is preparing to attack Iran's
nuclear facilities before the end of April and the US Air Force's new
bases in Bulgaria and Romania would be used as back-up in the
onslaught, according to an official report from Sofia.
"American forces could be using their two USAF bases in Bulgaria
and one at Romania's Black Sea coast to launch an attack on Iran in
April," the Bulgarian news agency Novinite said. The American
build-up along the Black Sea, coupled with the recent positioning of
two US aircraft carrier battle groups off the Straits of Hormuz,
appears to indicate president Bush has run out of patience with
Tehran's nuclear misrepresentation and non-compliance with the UN
Security Council's resolution. President Ahmeninejad of Iran has
further ratcheted up tension in the region by putting on show his
newly purchased state of the art Russian TOR-Ml anti-missile defence
system. Whether the Bulgarian news report is a tactical feint or a
strategic event is hard to gauge at this stage. But, in conjunction
with the beefing up of America's Italian bases and the acquisition of
anti-missile defence bases in the Czech Republic and Poland, the
Balkan developments seem to indicate a new phase in Bush's global war
on terror. Sofia's news of advanced war preparations along the Black
Sea is backed up by some chilling details. One is the setting up of
new refuelling places for US Stealth bombers, which would spearhead an
attack on Iran. "The USAF's positioning of vital refuelling
facilities for its B-2 bombers in unusual places, including Bulgaria,
falls within the perspective of such an attack." Novinite named
colonel Sam Gardiner, "a US secret service officer stationed in
Bulgaria", as the source of this revelation. CLIP
Prominent U.S. Physicists Ask Congress Forbid Use of Nuclear
Weapons Against Non-Nuclear States (Feb 1)
Twenty two of the nation's most prominent physicists asked
Congress today to restrict the authority of President Bush to order
nuclear strikes against non-nuclear-weapon states.The physicists
include twelve Nobel laureates, the current and three past presidents
of the American Physical Society, the nation's preeminent professional
society for physicists, and the chair of the Union of Concerned
Scientists.The physicists said their letter was prompted by "the
rising tensions with Iran and the potential for military
confrontation, as well as the public statement by President Bush on
April 18, 2006, that a nuclear strike against Iran is an option 'on
the table'."It was initiated by Jorge Hirsch, a professor of
physics at the University of California, San Diego, who last year put
together a petition signed by more than 2,000 physicists that
repudiated new U.S. nuclear weapons policies that include preemptive
use of nuclear weapons against non-nuclear adversaries (http://physics.ucsd.edu/petition/
)."The very fact that
nuclear weapon use is not being ruled out as an option-against a
state that does not have nuclear weapons and does not represent a
direct or imminent threat to the United States-illustrates the
extent to which the Bush administration has changed U.S. nuclear
weapons policy," said Kurt Gottfried, chair of the Union of
Concerned Scientists. "The use of such a weapon against deeply
buried targets would create massive clouds of radioactive fallout that
could spread far from the site of the attack, including to other
nations."The physicists said in their letter that they "are
firmly convinced that Congress should have a say on which course of
action would best serve the American people on the use of the terrible
weapons our profession helped create.""Under present law,
the President has sole authority to order the use of nuclear weapons,"
said Hirsch. "We could wake up tomorrow to learn that he has
ordered preemptive tactical nuclear strikes against Iran's underground
facilities. By not legislating on this issue, Congress is implicitly
condoning and even abetting such a potential action by the Executive."
Against pre-emptive holocaust in Iran (February 3, 2007)
Almost imperceptibly, the debate in Israel over what to do about
Iran's nuclear development has gone over the edge. The unthinkable
is now not only thinkable, it's speakable, writeable, doable. In the
last few weeks or so, it has become acceptable, legitimate, to argue
for an Israeli nuclear first strike to knock out Iran's nuclear
facilities.This ultimate escalation in the debate happened mainly, I
think, because it came to be widely understood that Iran's nuclear
operations are probably too well buried, hidden, defended and
widespread to take out with conventional weapons. Destroying them the
"normal" way might also require a ground invasion which, after
what's happened in Iraq, doesn't appeal to many people. Moreover,
in another outgrowth of the debacle in Iraq, it now seems unlikely
that President Bush, or his successor, will be politically able to go
to war against Iran. So, as most Israelis seem convinced that Iran
will inevitably nuke Israel once it gets the capability, which is
expected to happen sometime within the next decade, the Israeli
nuclear option has made its public debut. (...) My own view is that
while a nuclear Iran is obviously a danger, and something that should
be strongly resisted by diplomatic means, I don't think Iran is
going to nuke Israel. I think Iran's leaders understand what the
price would be - the certain annihilation of Iran and the deaths of
many, most, or all of its 69 million people - and neither
Ahmadinejad nor the mullahs are willing to pay it. Stalin and Mao had
hydrogen bombs that could have blown up the world, and they were far,
far more bloodthirsty than the Iranians. They weren't only
ideologically insane but maybe clinically insane as well, yet they
never pushed the button. As crazy as they were, they weren't that
crazy. The Iranians, for all their genocidal talk, have never by their
deeds shown anything remotely approaching the fanatic will to actual
genocide that Stalin and Mao demonstrated. The Iranians have weapons
of mass destruction - chemical and possibly biological, too. They
also have missiles that can reach anywhere in Israel. If they are so
bent on wiping us out, why haven't they showered tiny little Israel
with WMD-armed missiles? The answer, again, is that while the Iranians
are crazy, they're not that crazy. I believe that even if they think
they could take out Israel with a first strike before Israel could
retaliate, they realize that the U.S. would immediately nuke Iran to
rubble, and would have the backing of the world's other nuclear
powers.Conversely, by nuking Israel, Iran would become, in the
world's eyes, the rabid killer dog that has to be shot before it kills
again. The risk of living with a nuclear Iran is much, much, much
smaller than the risk involved in nuking Iran first. If Israel uses
its nuclear weapons against Iran, which is nearly 80 times Israel's
size, the very least that would likely happen is that Israel would
immediately be showered by Iranian missiles carrying chemical and
possibly biological weapons. What's not just a possibility but a
very strong probability, though, is that since some of Iran's
nuclear facilities "are in or near major cities," Morris is
absolutely right: millions of Iranians would be killed.What would such
an act by Israel be? It would be genocide. It would be a
holocaust.Those who think they can see into the future might try to
call it a "pre-emptive holocaust." But a holocaust it would
Build-up of U.S. naval power in the Middle East
The amphibious assault ship Bataan and its expeditionary strike
group passed through the Suez Canal and into the 5th Fleet area of
operations Tuesday. The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group which
left its homeport in Bremerton, Wash., on Jan. 16, will join Bataan in
the region as quickly as it can get there.
Bush 'spoiling for a fight' with Iran
US officials in Baghdad and Washington are expected to unveil a
secret intelligence "dossier" this week detailing evidence
of Iran's alleged complicity in attacks on American troops in Iraq.
The move, uncomfortably echoing Downing Street's dossier debacle in
the run-up to the 2003 Iraq invasion, is one more sign that the Bush
administration is building a case for war.
Sen. Robert Byrd: Bush Wants War with Iran (Jan 30)
Top Democrat Sen. Robert Byrd is warning that the Bush
administration is preparing to go to war with Iran. In a e-mail
message sent to activist Democrats, the West Virginia lawmaker - who
is now President pro tempore of the Senate and third in line for the
presidency after Dick Cheney and Nancy Pelosi - rails against
President Bush's plans for a troop surge in Iraq and declares:
"Not only does Mr. Bush intend to plunge us deeper into what is
now clearly a civil war in Iraq, but he is now increasing his
belligerence towards Iran and Syria. In his State of the Union
address, Mr. Bush called out Iran no less than seven times. "I
fear that what we are seeing now is an administration intent on laying
the groundwork for a wider war in the Middle East.
Bush Is About To Attack Iran - Why Can't Americans See it?
"Within weeks from now, we will see the informational
warfare machine start working. The public opinion is already under
pressure. There will be a growing anti-Iranian militaristic hysteria,
new information leaks, disinformation, etc. . . . The probability of a
US aggression against Iran is extremely high"
Manufacturing consent for war with Iran
Arrest Madman Dershowitz - Before It's Too Late: In this video,
Alan Dershowitz threatens to unleash World War Four under false
Justifications for Attacking Iran on Shaky Ground
The Bush administration is stepping up its confrontation with
Iran, accusing the Islamic regime in Tehran of supplying arms to
Shiite Muslim militias in Iraq for attacks on US forces. But the White
House's failure to document its case, its acute credibility deficit,
and a new US intelligence finding that outside meddling is "not
likely" a major cause of the bloodshed are raising questions
about President Bush's intentions.
BEAUTIFUL IRAN: THE IMAGES THEY WON'T SHOW YOU ON AMERICAN
Iran, Israel, The Big Lie and The Real Threat
"Attempting to portray Iran as a nuclear menace to Israel
and the world, in that order, even though it has no nuclear weapons
and Israel has hundreds, is not merely a sign of dementia. It is
indication of near idiocy in a society that can be repeatedly
manipulated into believing such totally crackpot notions that have no
foundation in the material world but exist only in a world of
The War on Iran
The war has already begun and it has nothing to do with nuclear
weapons and threats against Israel and everything to do with who rules
U.S. Delays Report on Iranian Role in Iraq
The Bush administration has postponed plans to offer public
details of its charges of Iranian meddling inside Iraq amid internal
divisions over the strength of the evidence, U.S. officials
Bush's Trash Talk About Iran
The Bush administration's charges against Iran are, for the most
part, scare talk and nothing more. Iran has virtually nothing to do
with the Iraqi resistance movement, which is commanded and staffed by
Sunni Arab military officers and Baathists.
Bush To Request 700 Billion Dollars Plus For Wars, Defence
(February 3rd 2007)
US President George Bush plans to ask Congress for more than 700
billion dollars for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and for the
regular defence budget, the Washington Post reported Saturday. The
amount includes 245 billion dollars for fighting in Iraq and
Afghanistan and 481 billion dollars to cover a 10 per cent increase in
regular Pentagon spending for 2008. Bush has been criticized for
funding the wars through special requests to Congress in an effort to
keep the appearance of the budget smaller. But the war funding is
being included in the new budget request, senior administration
officials were quoted as saying. If approved by the new Democratic
Congress, the war spending would bring to 745 billion dollars the
amount of money the US has spent on the two wars since the terrorist
attacks of September 2001, the Post said. CLIP
Bush Seeks $250 Billion to Continue Fighting Iraq War
Keeping troops in Iraq for another year and a half will cost
nearly a quarter-trillion dollars - about $800 for every man, woman
and child in the US - under the budget President Bush will submit to
US must abandon Iraqi cities or face nightmare scenario, say
experts (30 January 2007)
The US must draw up plans to deal with an all-out Iraqi civil war
that would kill hundreds of thousands, create millions of refugees,
and could spill over into a regional catastrophe, disrupting oil
supplies and setting up a direct confrontation between Washington and
Iran. This is the central recommendation of a study by the Brookings
Institution here, based on the assumption that President Bush's
last-ditch troop increase fails to stabilise the country - but also on
the reality that Washington cannot simply walk away from the growing
disaster unleashed by the 2003 invasion.Even the US staying to try to
contain the fighting, said Kenneth Pollack, one of the report's
authors, "would consign Iraqis to a terrible fate. Even if it
works, we will have failed to provide the Iraqis with the better
future we promised." But it was the "least bad option"
open to the US to protect its national interests in the event of
full-scale civil war. US troops, says the study, should withdraw from
Iraqi cities. This was "the only rational course of action,
horrific though it will be", as America refocused its efforts
from preventing civil war to containing its effects. The unremittingly
bleak document, drawing on the experience of civil wars in Lebanon,
the former Yugoslavia, Congo and Afghanistan, also offers a remarkably
stark assessment of Iraq's "spill-over" potential across the
Persian Gulf region. It warns of radicalisation and possible secession
movements in adjacent countries, an upsurge in terrorism, and of
intervention by Iran, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. Ending an all-out civil
war, the report says, would require a force of 450,000 - three times
the present US deployment even after the 21,500 "surge"
ordered by President Bush this month.Everywhere looms the shadow of
Iran. In a "war game" testing US options, the Saban Centre
for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution found that, as the
descent into civil war gathered pace, confrontation between the US and
Iran intensified, and Washington's leverage on Tehran diminished.
Civil war in Iraq would turn Iran into "the unambiguous
adversary" of the US.Indeed, everything indicates that that is
already happening. The study appeared on the same day as the Iranian
ambassador in Iraq told The New York Times that Tehran intended to
expand its influence in Iraq. US commanders now claim that thousands
of Iranian advisers are arming and training Shia militias.
Nonetheless, the Brookings report urges the creation of a regional
group to help contain a civil war. That would see exactly the contacts
with Iran and Syria that the Bush administration steadfastly refuses.
An alternative in the report would be "red lines" which, if
crossed by Tehran, could lead to a military attack by the US on
Congress can halt Iraq war, experts tell lawmakers
WASHINGTON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress has the power to end
the war in Iraq, a former Bush administration attorney and other
high-powered legal experts told a Senate hearing on Tuesday.Facing
mounting opposition over his Iraq troop increase plan, President
George W. Bush insisted it would be "too extreme" if
lawmakers pass a resolution condemning his Iraq policy.Four out of
five experts called before the Senate Judiciary Committee said
Congress could go even further and restrict or stop U.S. involvement
in Iraq if it chose."I think the constitutional scheme does give
Congress broad authority to terminate a war," said Bradford
Berenson, a Washington lawyer who was a White House associate counsel
under Bush from 2001 to 2003."It is ultimately Congress that
decides the size, scope and duration of the use of military force,"
said Walter Dellinger, former acting solicitor general, the
government's chief advocate before the Supreme Court, in 1996-97.The
hearing was frequently punctuated by outbursts from more than a dozen
anti-war protesters, who were asked several times to be quiet but not
thrown out.A subcommittee chairman who ran the hearing, Sen. Russ
Feingold, said he would introduce a bill prohibiting the use of funds
for the war six months after enactment."Today we've heard
convincing testimony and analysis that Congress has the power to stop
the war if it wants to," said Feingold, a Wisconsin Democrat.The
Senate is poised to take up a resolution opposing Bush's recent
decision to add 21,500 troops in Iraq. Senate Majority Leader Harry
Reid, a Nevada Democrat, said this debate would take place next
Iraq Surge Could Total 50,000
A new Congressional report says the increase of 21,500 combat
troops for Iraq proposed by the Bush administration could result in up
to 50,000 troops actually being deployed to the region.
Iraq War Protesters Step Up Pressure to Bring US Troops
US anti-Iraq War activists, after a massive demonstration
Saturday in Washington, are mobilizing this week to pressure lawmakers
to stop the deployment of additional troops to Iraq.
US 'victory' against cult leader was 'massacre' (31 January
There are growing suspicions in Iraq that the official story of
the battle outside Najaf between a messianic Iraqi cult and the Iraqi
security forces supported by the US, in which 263 people were killed
and 210 wounded, is a fabrication. The heavy casualties may be
evidence of an unpremeditated massacre. (...) This account cannot be
substantiated and is drawn from the Healing Iraq website and the
authoritative Baghdad daily Azzaman. But it would explain the
disparity between the government casualties - less than 25 by one
account - and the great number of their opponents killed and wounded.
The Iraqi authorities have sealed the site and are not letting
reporters talk to the wounded. Sectarian killings across Iraq also
marred the celebration of the Shia ritual of Ashura. A suicide bomber
killed 23 worshippers and wounded 57 others in a Shia mosque in Balad
Ruz. Not far away in Khanaqin, in Diyala, a bomb killed 13 people,
including three women, and wounded 29 others. In east Baghdad mortar
bombs killed 17 people.
Official Lies Over Najaf Battle Exposed
Iraqi government lies over the killing of hundreds of Shias in an
attack on Sunday stand exposed by independent investigations carried
out by IPS in Iraq.
French report: Former U.N. envoy Bolton says U.S. has 'no strategic
interest' in united Iraq (January 29, 2007)
PARIS: Former U.S. envoy to the United Nations John Bolton said
in an interview published in France that the United States has
"no strategic interest" in a united Iraq.Bolton, who
resigned last month from his temporary appointment as U.N. ambassador,
also told the French daily Le Monde that U.S. President George W.
Bush's administration acted too slowly to hand power over to Iraqis
after toppling Saddam Hussein in 2003. (...) "The United
States has no strategic interest in the fact that there's one Iraq, or
three Iraqs," he was quoted as saying. "We have a strategic
interest in the fact of ensuring that what emerges is not a state in
complete collapse, which could become a refuge for terrorists or a
terrorist state."Today in Europe Paris fights the 'banalization'
of the Champs-Élysées A 'wooden version' of Stonehenge has been
discovered Expended surveillance program stirs controversy in
SwedenThe comments marked the second time in less than a week that
Bolton had criticized the Bush administration's policy. On Fox News
last week, he said the United States may not be able to stop Iran from
acquiring nuclear weapons because it was following a flawed diplomatic
While you were sleeping Bush took over the Government
United States President stealthily took over the Federal
Government last week through a new executive order last week that
takes away all autonomy from Agencies, according to public interest
organizations.The order amends a series of previous executive orders
that culminated in Executive Order No. 12,866, which the White House
has used to give itself the power to review regulations before they
can be officially published in the Federal Register. The new order
applies the review power not just to regulations but also to what it
calls "significant guidance documents." "This order is just the
latest in a series of unacceptable power grabs by the Bush
administration," said Joan Claybrook, president of Public Citizen.
"President Bush is asserting the right to change the law by executive
fiat."The group identified three major problems with the new
executive order: CLIP
An Iron Curtain is Descending: And Most Americans Don't
"Why are you travelling so often to Canada?" the tough
U.S. border guard barked. I was on Amtrak, going from New York to
Montreal, as I'd done dozen of times before over several decades. This
was my first experience (summer 2006) of the increasingly standard and
intrusive "U.S. Exit Interviews" on trains crossing the
Gaza gun-battles rage (Feb 4, 2007)
Gunbattles raged in Gaza on Sunday as senior officials from the
rival Palestinian movements Fatah and Hamas met to try to curb an
intensifying power struggle which has killed 23 people in three
days.The internecine conflict has brought the coastal strip to a
near-standstill and increased pressure on the "quartet" of
peace brokers -- the United States, UN, EU and Russia -- to make a
fresh effort to revive Middle East peace talks. (...) More than 80
Palestinians have been killed in infighting since talks to form a
Palestinian unity government broke down in December and Abbas called
for early elections, a step the governing Islamist Hamas movement
condemned as a coup.Neither side has implemented Saturday's agreement
to pull gunmen off the streets and dismantle checkpoints across the
narrow coastal strip, home to 1.5 million Palestinians. An earlier
ceasefire broke down on Friday.Senior Hamas and Fatah officials met at
a heavily guarded compound in Gaza to try to revive the truce.
Outside, more than 60 Palestinian protesters called for an end to the
fighting. (...) The United States has pledged US$86 million to bolster
thousands of Abbas's security forces. Documents obtained by Reuters
show the assistance programme could cover at least 13,500 troops loyal
to Abbas.Hamas accuses Washington of fuelling the fighting to bring
down the government.At least 23 Palestinians have been killed and more
than 200 wounded since Hamas fighters ambushed a convoy they said was
carrying military equipment to Abbas's forces on Friday. CLIP
The American proxy war in Gaza (3 February 2007)
In recent days the unremitting, murderous brutality of the
Israeli occupation has been eclipsed by the carnage in Gaza as dozens
of Palestinians have been killed in what is commonly referred to as
"interfactional fighting" between forces loyal to
Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah faction on
the one hand, and the Hamas-led government on the other. The airwaves
have been filled with anguished calls from every sector of Palestinian
society -- political parties, nongovermental organizations, and
Christian and Muslim religious leaders -- for the fighting to cease
and for a return to dialogue. Perhaps for fear of exacerbating the
already bitter situation, few of these voices have directly confronted
the engine of this violence. In the fevered minds of Bush
administration ideologues, Palestine has become another front in what
they conceive of as a new Cold War against "Islamofascism."
They see Iran as the central target and proxy battles are being waged
against a phantom enemy from Afghanistan and Pakistan, through Iraq
into Palestine, Lebanon, Somalia and ever onwards wherever Arabs and
Muslims are to be found. In every case, local conflicts with specific
histories are being escalated and marshalled into this grand
narrative. Mahmoud Abbas and Gaza warlord Muhammad Dahlan have become
the willing proxies for the Palestine franchise of this wider project,
as their tactics and loyalists' statements reveal.
Scientists allege White House pressure (Jan 30)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. scientists felt pressured to tailor
their writings on global warming to fit the Bush administration's
skepticism, in some cases at the behest of an ex-oil industry
lobbyist, a congressional committee heard on Tuesday. "Our
investigations found high-quality science struggling to get out,"
Francesca Grifo of the watchdog group Union of Concerned Scientists
told members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.A
survey by the group found that 150 climate scientists personally
experienced political interference in the past five years, for a total
of at least 435 incidents. "Nearly half of all respondents
perceived or personally experienced pressure to eliminate the words
'climate change,' 'global warming' or other similar terms from a
variety of communications," Grifo said.Rick Piltz, a former U.S.
government scientist who said he resigned in 2005 after pressure to
soft-pedal findings on global warming, told the committee in prepared
testimony that former White House official Phil Cooney took an active
role in casting doubt on the consequences of global climate
change.Cooney, who was a lobbyist for the American Petroleum Institute
before becoming chief of staff at the White House Council on
Environmental Quality, resigned in 2005 to work for oil giant
ExxonMobil. Documents on global climate change required Cooney's
review and approval, Piltz said."His edits of program reports,
which had been drafted and approved by career science program
managers, had the cumulative effect of adding an enhanced sense of
scientific uncertainty about global warming and minimizing its likely
consequences," Piltz said. CLIP
Bush's approval sags to record low in new poll (January 29, 20)
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush's approval rating stands at 30
percent in the latest Newsweek poll, the lowest approval rating
recorded for the president in that poll's history. In the first poll
conducted for Newsweek since the State of the Union last Tuesday, 58
percent of respondents said "they wish the Bush presidency was
simply over." Nearly 86 percent of Democrats shared that
sentiment, compared to 59 percent of Independents, and 21 percent of
Republicans. The poll also indicates Bush's sagging approval rating
may seriously impact the race for his replacement. Nearly half -- 49
percent -- of all registered voters would rather see a Democrat
elected president in 2008 while just 28 percent want a Republican. The
poll, conducted between January 24 and 25, has a margin of error of
plus or minus four percentage points.
$10.5M apology (Jan 27)
Feds say they're sorry to torture victim with eight-figure payoff
OTTAWA -- In what was called a "triumph of innocence,"
torture victim Maher Arar received a long-awaited apology and
$10.5-million legal settlement from the government of Canada
yesterday.Arar's young family and soaring career as a computer
software engineer were ripped apart in 2002 when he was wrongly tagged
a terrorist and shipped to prison in Syria. He hasn't yet considered
what he will do with the millions in compensation, but said it will
help him rebuild his life, reputation and family. "I really wish
I could buy with this money my life back. If there was a way I could
buy my life back, that's my biggest wish," he said.Arar said the
apology and financial award delivered by Prime Minister Stephen Harper
formally establishes his innocence, but he criticized the U.S. and
Canadian officials who left a cloud of lingering suspicion over his
head. He paid tribute to supportive Canadians who stood by him through
his long struggle for justice."I am very proud to be a Canadian
and very proud of what we have been able to achieve together - all of
us," he said.Calling it a "historic settlement for an
exceptional case," Arar's lawyer Julian Falconer warned the
multi-million-dollar award should not be seen as a windfall.No
rational person would choose to be tortured and held captive in a tiny
cell not knowing whether he would live or die, he said. CLIP
Guantanamo conditions 'like a Nazi camp'
David Hicks' US lawyer has described conditions at Guantanamo
Bay, where he has been held for five years, as "like a Nazi
New Rulers of the World - A documentary film by John Pilger
'Global economy' is a modern Orwellian term. On the surface, it
is instant financial trading, mobile phones, McDonald's, Starbucks,
holidays booked on the net. Beneath this gloss, it is the
globalisation of poverty, a world where most human beings never make a
phone call and live on less than two dollars a day, where 6,000
children die every day from diarrhea because most have no access to
THE 14 POINTS OF FASCISM ... IS THIS WHAT THE NEW AMERIKA HAS
BECOME UNDER BUSH's NUTTY NEOCONS?!
THE IRAQ WAR: LOOK AT WHO's ENJOYING ALL OF THE $$$ PROFITS and
BENEFITS FROM THIS QUAGMIRE!
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Parliament backed moves on
Thursday for a U.N. moratorium on the death penalty across the world
and condemned December's execution of former Iraqi leader Saddam
Hussein.Lawmakers voted 591 to 45 to urge the European Union to press
for a worldwide moratorium on executions "immediately and
unconditionally through a relevant resolution of the current United
Nations General Assembly".
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Governments in rich countries that
promised to help Africa fight poverty and disease should come good on
their offers of cash, rock star and activist Bono said.Bono is a
regular on the world business and aid circuit, campaigning for richer
countries to forgive African nations' debt and help fund their
future.Meeting political and business leaders at the World Economic
Forum in Davos, he said late on Friday it was time for rich countries
to come good on promises they made to cancel the debt."There were
some serious promises made. The cheques were signed but as you know,
politicians like signing cheques but they don't like cashing them,"
Bono told reporters in Davos.At a meeting in 2005, the G8 group of
industrialised nations agreed to cancel the debts of 18 low-income
countries and pledged to double African aid to about $47 billion by
2010."Two years on, it's time to take the temperature," Bono
said. "If those promises are not kept ... it will make a
generation of cynics. I don't believe that's going to happen, I am
optimistic we're going to get through this."Bono said debt
cancellation programmes had already opened the way for 20 million
African children to go to school but there was still "lots, lots,
lots to do".He pointed to the situation in Liberia, where
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is working to attract aid and get
relief for the country's $3.7 billion debt, racked up during years of
conflict fuelled by money from the sale of diamonds."She is
trying quell civil unrest and she's got this ridiculous debt hanging
over her head because of two corrupt leaders before and that is just
not right," Bono said.Liberia's ratio debt to gross domestic
product is among the highest in the world, equivalent to 30 times the
country's annual exports and eight times GDP -- a crippling level for
what was once one of West Africa's more prosperous countries.
Gore Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
Former vice president Al Gore has been nominated for the 2007
Nobel Peace Prize for his wide-reaching efforts to draw the world's
attention to the dangers of global warming, a Norwegian lawmaker said
Thursday. "A prerequisite for winning the Nobel Peace Prize is
making a difference, and Al Gore has made a difference,"
Conservative member of Parliament Boerge Brende, a former minister of
environment and then of trade, told the Associated Press.
Canada Worried by Plunging Caribou Population
The caribou population in Canada's vast Northwest Territories is
falling rapidly, and the increasingly warm climate could slow the
animals' chances of recovery, a wildlife specialist said Friday. Herds
of barren-ground caribou have dropped by between 40 and 86 percent
over the last 10 years. The largest single herd fell from 472,000
animals in 1986 to 128,000 in 2006 and is still declining.
Bush declares disaster in storm-ravaged Florida counties
(February 3, 2007)
LAKE, Florida (CNN) -- President Bush declared four Florida
counties a disaster area on Saturday as Gov. Charlie Crist toured the
gash of devastation left by thunderstorms that killed 20 people. (...)
A preliminary weather service report states that "five
long-tracked supercell thunderstorms" struck east-central Florida
before sunrise Friday, but one 70-mile-long storm packing at least one
tornado caused the majority of the damage."The time of day was
the most lethal aspect of the tornadoes," the weather service
said in a written statement.Although tornado warnings were issued that
would have given residents nine to 16 minutes to seek shelter, most
people were asleep. The region lacks tornado sirens."We have
complete devastation of homes, businesses, religious institutions. It
was unlike perhaps even the hurricanes of 2004," said Christopher
Patton of the Lake County Emergency Operations Center. CLIP
White House Refuses to Take Action Against Global Warming
Despite a strongly worded global warming report from the world's
top climate scientists, the Bush administration expressed continued
opposition Friday to mandatory reductions in heat-trapping
Bush Backers Offer Payoffs to Undercut Global Warming By Chris
Floyd (3 February 2007)
The new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(IPCC)has just been released, and it looks like bad news for the home
team,i.e., the entire human race. Things are going to get
hotter,coastlines are going to go under, deserts are going to get
wider, and millions if not billions of people are going to be on the
move. In need, in conflict, in increasingly desperate straits - and
it's all our own fault. What's more, the effects set in motion by our
epic debauch with fossil fuels are going to keep on keeping on -
although the worst outcomes can still be avoided, if the leaders of
the world can bestir themselves to take action to slow the poisoning
of theplanet.This is the consensus of more than 2,500 leading
scientists from more than 30 countries - including the United States.
But not to worry: That nattering nest of neo-cons, the American
Enterprise Institute -which also functions as an employment agency for
the Bush White House,sending innumerable nabobs into the higher
reaches and greasy guts of the administration - has come up with a
perfect solution to this threat to the life of the world: bribing
scientists to say it ain't so. As the Guardian reports, the good folks
at AEI - whose members were instrumental in bringing us the
"splendid little war" in Iraq and are now agitating for an
even more glorious bloodletting in Iran - are offering scientists and
economists $10,000 each (plus extras) to teardown the IPCC report and
snowjob the hoi polloi into believing that the crack pipe of the
Carbon Era will never be empty. (...) Then again, maybe it's just the
cold, hard cash from the black gold boys that trips their triggers.
For behind almost every "scholarly"and "scientific"
objection to global warming, you will find an ooze of oil bigger than
the Exxon Valdez slick, which, as the Guardian also reported this
week, is still fouling the waters of Alaska. (A new US government
study "found more than 26,600 gallons of oil remaining at Prince
William Sound. Researchers say it is declining at a rate of only 4% a
year and even slower in the Gulf of Alaska" - 18 years after the
tanker ran aground, the paper notes.) No industry will be more
affected by efforts to contain and reduce the use of fossil fuels than
the corporate oil empires, whose might and worth surpasses that of
many, if not most, nations. Just last week, Exxon Mobil - the
munificent benefactors of AEI - recorded the largest annual corporate
profit in history: $39.5 billion. Surely the protection of such a nest
egg is worth a little bending of reality by a few bribed nabobs in
labcoats.But the sucker punch doesn't stop there. Last week, Bush took
another great leap forward in his relentless construction of a
presidential dictatorship by signing an executive order that will
place a political commissar in every government agency to ensure that
the party line is obeyed. Thus, no matter what noble-sounding
rhetorical positions the administration adopts publicly on global
warming, the devil will be in the details as the Bush commissars
twist, thwart, block and gut any fact-based findings and regulations
that might be displeasing to the White House and its radical base. The
IPCC report on global warming is, ironically, most chilling. Thanks to
the many years of obstruction by the well-funded apologists for
corporate power, it is now too late to arrest the process. The
effects,not only on weather patterns and sea levels but also on the
food chain that sustains life on the planet, will be - are already -
dire and profound. The only thing we can do now is to take urgent
action to begin to mitigate the worst effects, to prepare for and
soften the unavoidable economic, political and social upheaval that is
Climate Changes; Hypocrisy Continues
While climate change dominates the news, Jean-Marcel Bouguereau
suggests that it's not just business leaders at Davos, but also French
citizens who are not yet prepared to do anything concrete about it.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, although
"Conservative" Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper has
begun to make green noises, a recently publicized letter he wrote in
2002 describing Kyoto as a "Socialist plot" undermines his
The science of climate change: Heating up (Feb 2nd 2007)
A gloomy UN-backed report is published - THE fourth assessment
report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC),
published in Paris on Friday February 2nd, is important, unsurprising
and will probably be uncontroversial. It is important because the IPCC
is the body set up under the auspices of the United Nations so that
governments should have an agreed view of the science on which to base
policy. It is unsurprising because, while some of the figures differ
from those in the third assessment report published in 2001, the
changes are minimal and its broad conclusion, that something serious
is happening and man is in part responsible, remains the same (though
the authors now say that man is "very likely" responsible, rather
than just "likely"). It will probably be uncontroversial because
the few remaining climate-change sceptics prepared to speak out
against the consensus argue not so much about the climate science as
about its consequences. Those arguments will take place mostly around
the IPCC's two follow-up reports, to be published later this year,
on the impact of climate change and on what to do about it.Part of the
report's job is to consider studies of the speed of change so far.
Warming seems to be accelerating somewhat. Eleven out of the dozen
years from 1995-2006 were among the 12 hottest years since 1850, when
temperatures were first widely recorded. So the estimate for the
average increase in global temperature for the past century, which the
third assessment report put at 0.6C, has now risen to 0.74C.The sea
level, which rose on average by 1.8mm a year in 1961-2003, went up by
an average of 3.1mm a year between 1993-2003. The numbers are still
small, but the shape of the curve is worrying. And because the
deadline for scientific papers to be included in the IPCC's report
was some time ago, its deliberations have excluded some alarming
recent studies on the acceleration of glacier melt in Greenland.Some
trends now seem clear. North and South America and northern Europe are
getting wetter; the Mediterranean and southern Africa drier. Westerly
winds have strengthened since the 1960s. Droughts have got more
intense and longer since the 1970s. Heavy rainfall, and thus flooding,
has increased. Arctic summertime sea ice is decreasing by just over 7%
a decade. CLIP Get the report through http://www.ipcc.ch/
-- MUCH MORE ON
THIS THROUGH http://tinyurl.com/ytvfoc
check a simplified summary on this at http://www.grist.org/news/maindish/2007/02/02/ipccI/
10 years to save the planet (January 30, 2007)
A NEW worldwide movement backed by celebrities, musicians,
politicians and business leaders is aiming to reverse the effects of
global warming over the next decade.Global Cool launched in London and
LA today and is calling on one billion people to reduce their carbon
emissions by just one tonne a year, for the next 10 years. Boffins
have found the climatic tipping point - when the climate becomes
irreversibly damaged - can be turned back if global CO2 emissions are
reduced by one billion tonnes a year.Campaigners then hope cleaner,
renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, water and hydrogen would
have been developed.Big names including Leonardo Di Caprio, Orlando
Bloom, KT Tunstall, Pink, The Killers, Razorlight and Josh Hartnett
have thrown their weight behind the worldwide effort to beat climate
change. A website has been set up, http://www.global-cool.com
advice on how to go green by reducing energy consumption through doing
simple things such as sharing a shower with a mate. Big business have
donated £120m to support the campaign while MySpace will push the
message out to its millions of subscribers. (...) Dan Morrell, Founder
of Global Cool said: "Over the next 10 years Global Cool will give
everyone the tools and knowledge to actively decrease their own CO2
emissions and show them how to encourage others to do the
same."Together we can actively create a global movement committed
to pushing back the climatic tipping point, delivering a sustained
long term, benign future without the worst effects of climate
change."Tomorrow Global Cool founders will meet the Prime Minister at
Downing Street and 50 of the world's top business leaders to push
Mobile phone use 'linked to tumour (26/01/2007)
Long-term users of mobile phones are significantly more likely to
develop a certain type of brain tumour on the side of the head where
they hold their handsets, according to new research. The results seem
to suggest health risks in people who have regularly used mobiles for
over 10 yearsA large-scale study found that those who had regularly
used mobiles for longer than 10 years were almost 40 per cent more
likely to develop nervous system tumours called gliomas near to where
they hold their phones.The new research, to be published later this
year in the International Journal of Cancer, is the second study to
suggest increased risks of specific types of brain tumours in regions
close to where mobile phone emissions enter the head. CLIP
Could these be the cigarettes of the 21st century? . . .
'Absolutely' (January 20, 2007)
It's right to have worries, says expert - 'Don't buy phones for
primary pupils' (..) The number of mobiles in Britain has doubled to
50 million since 2000, and the number of children aged between 5 and 9
using mobiles has increased fivefold. If, as Professor Challis fears,
mobile phone risks could be slow to show up, then what about today's
Time to Remember: Cell Phone Companies Patent Cancer Shields
The world's largest mobile telephone manufacturers have been
patenting devices to reduce the risk of brain tumors among users while
rejecting claims of any health hazards. Engineers for the "Big
Three" - Nokia, Ericsson and Motorola - have all invented new
components to shield users from radiation emissions from the handsets.
One application that Nokia has lodged with the United States Patent
Office in Washington, and which has been seen by The Times, notes that
"it has been suggested that" continuous exposure to radio
frequency irradiation could lead "to a development of malignant
tumor". The patents show that the manufacturers have been working
on radiation-reducing components for at least eight years. The
companies maintain that there is no contradiction between their public
stance and the existence of the patents. (...) However, the
discovery that manufacturers have apparently "hedged their bets"
by applying for patents on irradiation-reducing components has alarmed
consumers' groups and some scientists. The patents are now to be used
in evidence in a series of US lawsuits launched this year against
businesses including the British market leader Vodafone. Some 25 US
patents were unearthed by Carl Hilliard, of the Wireless Consumer
Alliance, last month. Alasdair Philips, of the British consumer
watchdog Powerwatch, said: "This is confirmation that the phone
companies take the possibility of health problems far more seriously
than they say in public." The patents also alarmed Dr Alan
Preece, a medical physicist at Bristol University, who demonstrated in
a government-funded study two years ago that mobile-phone radiation
affected brain activity in ways unconnected with its heating
properties. He said: "I think they are hedging their bets
by doing this so that if the evidence does emerge, they have products
up their sleeves." Christopher Newman, a 42-year-old neurologist,
is bringing a £500 million lawsuit against companies including
Motorola and Verizon Communications at the US federal court in
Baltimore, claiming they are responsible for his malignant brain
Omega-News Collection 27. January 2007
Omega-News Collection 3. February 2007
NOTE from Jean. I received the following email from an ERN
subscriber who prefers to remains anonymous:
Spiritual assistance requested...
"A good and spiritual friend agrees that I have been under
unrelenting spiritual attack for some time now. I ask for your
prayers, as you are the most pure soul I know, and as I am working
hard to change the ways I have allowed these things to happen. The
despair has been instrumental, as despair shuts out the Light. And
also, every true medicine man and woman I have crossed paths with in
my life has told me I am gifted and with shamanic abilities. The dark
side wants to keep such souls incapacitated in particular. I am
calling this time in my life "Better Late than Never," as I
am finding my path again, and knowing that all I have seen and endured
of the darkness in the world these past 20 years can and will be used
for the good and the Light now. I most sincerely ask for your prayers,
even if only one time."
AND MY REPLY WAS:
Thanks for sharing a bit more with me about your current
experiences. I'm happy to hold you in my thoughts as a pure, vibrant
and self-assured soul who is able to master the many challenges
you-as a divine soul-have selected for this lifetime. I envision
your success in mastering with great honor and fortitude what is
undoubtedly the necessary ferment for your progress on your uniquely
precious spiritual path towards ever greater awakening to the majestic
Being of Love you are.
In addition to holding this vision which I encourage you to
likewise hold for yourself, I'd like to suggest that you relentlessly
cultivate in you a complete self-identification with your true nature
as an immortal soul. The challenge for each soul, especially at this
critical juncture in our global planetary ascension process, is often
amplified by the need to catalyze and foster a clearing of many more
required learning experiences-as part of the divinely guided life
choices we each make before incarnation to clear residual karmic
blockages-than what was usually the case in previous more slow-paced
It is impossible for me to outline in great details the inner
working of the various self-empowerment steps you need to take, as you
are precisely doing by opening yourself for assistance and through
continuously rededicating yourself to ever greater spiritual
awakening, and I trust your still small voice within will provide you
with these necessary incremental steps towards ever greater spiritual
freedom and ever more serene imperturbability.
But the gist of what I sense you need to tackle is to assiduously
nurture your connection to your soul guidance and resilient innate
sense of Oneness with the Universal One while teaching your mind an
attitude of detachment and surrender, in the sense of trusting that
your true nature, as an unassailable sovereign soul, cannot be ever
touched or threatened by anything whatsoever, with regard to what you
describe as the "unrelenting spiritual attack" you
experience. The incorrect attitude of holding even the slightest
doubt, even at a subconscious level, that any external "force"
can be exerted to threaten you in any way is in itself the Trojan
Horse that enables such a "force" to access your mind and
take advantage of this weakness to exploit you towards fulfilling its
own needs. You have to understand that the more you think you need to
resist to such a "force", the more you become vulnerable to
its influence. We do not need protection against anything because
nothing can attain our inviolable divine soul-which, again, is our
true nature. If you think that you need to protect yourself, to defend
yourself or to surround yourself with any kind of shield, it
implicitly means you believe you are vulnerable to being
When faced in the past with vigorous attempts at disturbing me,
my reaction has always been, once I understood correctly what I just
explained above, to open my heart wide and invite those seeking my
attention into the the radiant brilliance of Love emanating from my
soul. Enfolding and embracing these "forces" with the
unconditional Love that arises when we are fully into our radiant soul
Self - as opposed to trying to repulse them - is how you become
unassailable because you are then out of reach, vibrationally wise, in
an other frequency range that less evolved energy-forms or
thought-forms cannot reach. But the point is NOT to "run away"
out of vibrational range from them; the point is to sincerely invite
them to follow you in the Light. This is NOT a defensive action but a
proactive action based on true, unconditional Love and compassion for
All That Is, including these lower forms of sentient existence.
I do not pretend to mean that achieving this inner attitude comes
easily when you have a lifetime of well established fear-based
patterns to transcend and eliminate or when you have so often let
despair overcome you that falling back into despair is as easy as
sliding down a slippery slope of our own making. Trying to fight
against such acquired inner tendencies often amounts to giving them
even more impetus by the very fact of paying so much attention to
them. What you resist persists.
The golden path to me is summarized by the word
"nurture". Like any true natural healing process, you
nurture yourself back to balance, harmony and serenity through
emphasizing-relentlessly-what needs to grow in you. Meditate to
connect with your soul presence and let its radiance enfold and
-you. Give your attention only to what
fosters the best in you, which is absolutely, infinitely wonderful and
powerfully present the very moment you let it all BE. Surround
yourself with images of beauty, seek beauty and harmony in all your
relations and shy away from all that is not of the higher nature you
seek to nurture. And if challenging information comes your way, as
what is so often featured in my compilations, know that this is being
presented to you for the purpose of being healing in Ho'oponopono
fashion, by taking
responsibility to heal in you that part of humanity that creates such
disturbance in the infinite Harmony That is.
I hope, I know
these thoughts will help you create within
yourself a breakthrough towards the Light and I also know
in so doing you will participate-as you rightfully acknowledge in
your email-in the global healing process humanity is going through
right now as we prepare for an unprecedented new global era of Love,
Peace and Harmony, as we are called upon to IMAGINE in the current Meditation
, another VERY powerful tool in its own right for anchoring
in the NOW what is gradually transpiring throughout the entire world
and in every heart.
With Love and light flowing from my heart to your heart... and
back in a "virtuous" circle of Mutually Assured
AND THE REPLY I RECEIVED WAS:
Merci, for your long and caring reply. Very spiritually
encouraging and supportive to me because the suggestions/wisdom you
shared is just what I have been receiving in meditation. And please
include my anonymous letter and your reply as you suggested in your
next compilation. There may be other subscribers that this will
I'd like to respond to individual bits of what you wrote. I hope
you don't mind. I am now living in a home with two mentally ill
people, and can connect with spiritually healthy people only through
the Internet at this time.
"(...) part of the divinely guided life choices we each make
before incarnation to clear residual karmic blockages-than what was
usually the case in previous more slow-paced lifetimes"
--This confirms a powerful dream I had in my late 20s, when I was
completely devoted to my spiritual path, of a life in Atlantis when I
misused my spiritual power, and had affected many other souls in a
negative way by so doing. At the end of the dream I saw a Man on a
cross far across a great expanse of water, and knew it would take many
lifetimes to reclaim my own soul. And I also knew that this present
lifetime was the final one in so doing. But sometimes it has seemed
that, before incarnating this lifetime, I was a bit too optimistic
about what I could handle!
"(...) resilient innate sense of Oneness with the Universal
One while teaching your mind an attitude of detachment and
-- The breakthrough experience I had in early December was one of
surrender. And recently in meditation I was given clear guidance to
cultivate detachment from the swirling negative energies around me
here. I have encountered disembodied negative spiritual energies
throughout my life, and have always been able to find my way to the
Light and wish no harm to those energies. However, it is much more
difficult for me, for some reason, to remain unaffected by these
energies (or entities, as Edgar Cayce called them) when they are being
directed at me close range from other humans. Which is the situation I
have found myself in over and over again in the last year in
particular. It is the empathy I have, which seems to be a resonating
with whatever emotions are around me. Emotions, not Spirit.
"The incorrect attitude of holding even the slightest doubt,
even at a subconscious level, that any external "force" can
be exerted to threaten you in any way is in itself the Trojan Horse
that enables such a "force" to access your mind and take
advantage of this weakness to exploit you towards fulfilling its own
needs. You have to understand that the more you think you need to
resist to such a "force", the more you become vulnerable to
its influence. We do not need protection against anything because
nothing can attain our inviolable divine soul-which again is our true
nature. If you think that you need to protect yourself, to defend
yourself or to surround yourself with any kind of shield, it
implicitly means you believe you are vulnerable to being
--THIS, dear Jean, is the most powerful and helpful statement in
all you've written to me. In the past I knew, and lived in, this state
of consciousness/being. And underlying all in me is complete
assurance, knowing, that I am on my way back to that state of
consciousness again. Or attuning to that state of consciousness, as
that is the only True Reality. It is not easy in this present
situation, however. One night when the energies here were particularly
intense, I went within, praying for help, and--it's been such a LONG
time--went into a place of the Light again, in which I briefly saw/was
in the Light--so BEAUTIFUL! and ALIVE!, and knew myself to be
completely free of influence from any Energy but that of the
It is very helpful to have you remind me that that Light is Reality,
and that my true nature--everyone's true nature!--is of that
Thank you again, dear Jean.
From: "Suzanne Ward"
Subject: Message from Matthew
Date: 3 Feb 2007
[Note from Suzy: To expand the reach of
information that really needs to be "out there," I am
participating in two forums. Celestial Blue Star, David and I are
panelists on a monthly teleconference-our next is February 15.
Access information, time, guests, and previous teleconferences are
listed on http://www.awakenedhearts.com -- CDs of the teleconferences are available. And,
last month was my first hosting of an on-line hour radio show. If you
would like to catch the second, February 21, please go to http://www.bbsradio.com/ and click on BBS RADIO Daily. To get to my page on
that site, scroll to "Matthew and Friends" in the menu on
the right, and to listen to the last show, go to Archives in the left
menu. I can tell you (modestly) that both of these forums are lively
and enlightening, and each has listener call-in times.]
MATTHEW: And my greetings to you, Mother!
The first month of your year 2007 has seen hyperactivity in many
quarters, about which even mainstream media could not fail to inform
you. Again, or rather still, the world's attention is riveted on the
United States government as the two major political parties are
joining hands across the aisle in opposition to President Bush's
determination to escalate the war in Iraq. As some of you have
questioned in emails to my mother, and many millions around the world
are questioning as well: Why is Bush insistent on sending more
troops when there are national protests and even many in his own party
are against him?
Although Bush does agree with the escalation, and despite his saying
that he is the decision-maker, it is not his decision-it is the
decision of the Illuminati members who are more powerful than he and
from whom he takes orders. They cannot de-escalate that war and still
follow through with their intended next step, extending the warfront
into Iran, and from there to the rest of the Mideast with Israel's
continued assistance. Please note that I said it is their
"intended" next step, and it may be that some troops are
ordered to make incursions into Iran, but their full-scale war will
not happen. On the contrary, this year will see the winding down of
international warfare in the Mideast and the withdrawal of combat and
Please remember that often in messages I have stated that any attempt
to start a nuclear war will be thwarted by our space family's
technology that has caused the failure of numerous "black ops"
major terrorist efforts. Those attempts-they were not meant to be
futile!-came right after the "intelligence" that sent the
United States into "red alert" status. Perhaps you have
noticed that since the "black ops" effort to explode
airliners departing from England was so clumsily botched and the
fear-filled cover-up story was exposed as scientifically impossible,
the rainbow alert system has been quiet. At any rate, along with the
assurance that by Creator's decree, there will be NO nuclear war, the
combination of the ever-increasing intensity of the light and the
momentum in Earth's energy field of potential has reached the point of
no return, meaning that the Illuminati plans for not only the entire
Mideast, but the whole world, are fatally
To return to major media for a moment, do
not believe everything they are reporting! For instance, the report
that 250 or so "insurgents" had been killed, which Bush
claimed was the Iraqi government "showing [him] something,"
was a pure fabrication to bolster support for sending more troops, but
opposition to that has only increased since that report, so it is
apparent that the ploy did not work.
To address a question related to the war, no time-frame for the ending
of Iraq's internal strife can be given at this juncture-there is far
too much commotion in the energy field to assess this. However, energy
emanations indicate that when foreign troops leave, the "black
ops" activity that stirs up much of the sectarian violence will
simmer down and a more unified Iraqi spirit will focus on rebuilding
the country and caring for the many thousands of sick and
This question about chemtrails, Why
would they do that when they're exposed just like the rest of us
are? could pertain to any of the toxins the Illuminati put into
the atmosphere, including depleted uranium fallout, the issue of
current speculative concern that the US government is exploding
materials that produce DU radioactivity. First, I repeat what I have
mentioned in several messages-the technology of your space brothers
and sisters is ameliorating the effects of all pollutants, including
radioactivity, to the greatest possible extent, and when it is safe
for them to join forces with your environmentalists and scientists,
they will completely eradicate all poisons in air, water and earth. To
address the question, the Illuminati have antidotes for the effects of
those toxins and cures for the diseases they also have let loose among
the populace, and out of growing desperation, they are lighting both
ends of the candle, so to say. They are just lucid enough to see that
their plan for world domination may end in utter failure, and their
thinking is, if they can't control Earth, they will destroy her by
such measures as poisoning, but their lucidity does not extend to
their intention to leave the planet in Earth-built space craft. None
of their mass destruction ideas or their escape plan will succeed,
just as their centuries-long intention to control the world won't, but
their deranged psyches are seeing a "win" one way or the
And then there is the musing about the possibility that the stepped-up
UFO sightings are not all extraterrestrial spacecraft, but similar
appearing craft built on Earth as a prelude to declaring that aliens
are going to invade. What better way to distract you not only from a
prolonged war in Iraq, but from all other situations worldwide that
have been getting increased attention-other Illuminati-instigated
population-reducing fronts of genocide, starvation, AIDS and other
laboratory-designed viruses, not to mention global warming, which has
reached center stage with scientists speaking out about the US
government's suppression of their findings?
Actually, despite President Bush's refusal to acknowledge that the
obvious changes in climate are significant-again by orders of the
Illuminati, who own most of the oil-Earth herself is responsible for
many of the changes. As the most obvious of the decreases in the
overall polarity that has long prevailed, the melting polar regions
and other weather anomalies herald a return to the worldwide moderate
climate that once blessed all of the planet's inhabitants. Frigid
wastelands will become temperate, deserts will become arable, seas
will be purified, rain forests and food crops will flourish, skies
will be clear-Earth will have regained her full health and
everyplace will offer desirable living.
Yes, we do understand the difficulty in believing that such a
turnaround would be possible in even a century or two, much less a few
years. But it is so. Long-suppressed technologies are emerging in
transportation, medical, pollution riddance, food production, water
purification and other fields, and when your star nation helpers can
overtly join you, they will bring even more advanced methods to
restore Earth to her once-paradise self. That is a certainty, yet
there is this vital consideration: Who will reside on the planet then?
I'm not speaking about the masses of souls whose bodies will die
from the prevailing causes all too well known, but those with healthy
bodies whose pre-birth contracts permit many more years of physical
life. How many besides you light workers and light weavers are
prepared spiritually for the forthcoming revelations about the dark
deception that for millennia have controlled populations? How many can
accept that of all the betrayers throughout history, their religions
were the most successful?
I do not mean to sound dire when I tell you that before your world
reaches a near-Utopian environment, many, many millions will leave by
choice or because their bodies cannot survive in the higher vibrations
Earth is approaching in her ascension journey, now at an accelerated
pace. Situations always are in flux and their outcome cannot be cast
in stone-free will reigns supreme, and everyone may exercise that
Creator-endowed right, whether it is a turn to the light or to the
darkness-but an overall picture can be assessed from the collective
consciousness, and more numbers than you may expect will not choose to
live throughout the short span between today and the greeting of the
Golden Age. And that is all right! There is no penalty or punishment
for those choices! On the contrary, souls will be given as many
opportunities as they need to master the experiencing they chose to
accomplish this time around, whether in some other third density world
or, in extreme cases, in a lower density placement with only a glimmer
of primitive intelligence, a clean slate, so to say, with no cellular
memory to overcome.
I am only one of the message-givers who have been offering guidance
for spiritual preparedness. It is reassuring to hear the same things
from more than one source, so I hope you know of others who also have
been urging you to send love to all of Earth because love is the key
to all healing; to stay out of fear, regardless of what you may hear
or read; to develop discernment in all information, perhaps most
especially channeled in these days at hand; and to stop relying on
external sources for answers to your deepest soul-searching questions
and instead, go within and trust the answers that come from your soul
as intuition. We have told you that the light forces have defeated the
darkness and it is up to each soul to win the personal battle. We have
advised you not to "preach" as that will alienate
fence-straddlers as well as those who are completely unaware of their
god/goddess selves-you need only radiate your light and by example,
inspire others to find the peace of heart and mind that comes with
love as the only and highest motivation for all interactions. All
messages from sources in high stations have been relating these same
truths in different words, different styles of speaking, as we tell
you also that we honor you for your steadfastness in the light and are
with you every moment as your world transitions from the old ways into
Mother, with that, I believe I have answered a goodly number of
questions on your list.
S: A lot, dear, but definitely not all.
Remember, there's a bunch of questions about the politicians who
announced their candidacy for US president; a few leaders in other
countries and some well known non-political folks; and which channels?
information people can trust-I'm sure they mean besides yours!
I'm wondering if you're going to tell them what you always tell me,
"Trust your intuition."
MATTHEW: Yes, Mother dear soul, I am, because trusting one's
intuition, which always is important, now is imperative as events
S: That's it, that's your answer?
MATTHEW: It's really all that needs to be said, but I can expound a
bit by rephrasing what I have stated in prior messages. In the case of
any person, evaluate the "body language" and demeanor,
especially the eyes, and the tone of voice much more so than the
words-do not be swayed by oratory alone-and for political figures,
also examine their voting records, past and current.
I have not specifically stated this, but it is apparent by omission of
names that I do not speak ill of any channel-more accurately,
receiver-but only correct the false information given by their
sources that is passed on as truth. You can discern what is truth and
what isn't by asking within and paying attention to what you
feel. If you feel resistant to the information, very likely it is
wrong, not reliable; and if it flows easily, or even better, if you
feel that you are flowing with it, it is truthful. This applies
equally to Internet reports, mainstream media, books, documentary
films, lectures, even what acquaintances say they know for
certain-information from all sources.
I am not being harsh by not providing all the answers you are seeking!
You have them-the answers are your intuitive responses,
your first reactions to information or any situation. I want to
motivate you to trust what comes because this is an essential part of
gaining spiritual clarity, soul growth, your evolution out of third
density, and I must not continue enabling you to procrastinate on
S: Thank you, Mash. Some people want to know if they have to pay
federal taxes since the IRS isn't part of the government.
MATTHEW: While it is true that IRS is an agency of the privately owned
Federal Reserve System and therefore is not part of the US government,
until financial reforms are in place in that country, it would be
advisable to comply with all current policies and laws to avoid the
complications that some have encountered. However, please understand
that in no way am I suggesting that you not follow recommendations
from a trusted financial or legal adviser-I am neither!
S: I know! Let's go to the many questions about health and
therapies. The first is, Why is monatomic gold good for us?
MATTHEW: Mother, since I am familiar with your list and your
conscientiousness about space limitations, I'll reply to the
questions without your typing them. I did speak about gold in my last
message, but I am happy to add a bit because I didn't completely
explain the reasons it is "good for you." Gold is not only
valuable in fortifying immune systems, but along with light, it is a
vital element in raising bodies' frequencies, which accelerates
cellular transformation from carbon-based to crystalline. That
restructuring enhances brain functioning and enables the increase in
DNA strands, and that growth leads to expanded consciousness,
spiritual clarity and overall balance. Most of you don't remember your
lifetimes at that evolutionary level, but as a comparison example that
you can relate to, even carbon-based cells have a high degree of
innate intelligence, such as that which aids the body's self-healing
and regenerative abilities. Understandably, those abilities are
seriously compromised by chemicals, toxins and viral strains spread
through means such as vaccines, prescription and illegal drugs,
chemtrails, and other pollutants in your atmosphere, water and ground;
and returning to the benefits of gold, while it can help offset the
effects of those, it cannot completely prevent
This is a good place to reply to the reader who objects to my
recommending the avoidance of inoculations and those who cite the
value to them of prescription medications. Yes, it is so that in some
instances their use has been or is being beneficial, but for many
years the intention of vaccines and the proliferation of
pharmaceutical drugs is rooted in darkness-population reduction via
disease introduction, greed, and a form of insidious mind
control-You are sick, you need this brand new pill-and
vicious legal requirements: Babies must be vaccinated. Yet,
witness the inexplicable increase in the numbers of children with
symptoms of autism, but it is not that condition, which is a
soul-level experiencing choice, and the similar effects are due to the
vaccines in mandatory inoculations of infants. Witness the increase in
Alzheimers and other forms of dementia. Witness the millions of
children diagnosed with ADD and ADHD who have been drugged into
calmness, when all they were doing was reacting to the chemicals in
food and drinks, the shifting of energy into higher frequencies, and
lack of exercise. Some of these children-those called Indigo or
Crystal-came in knowing their soul-selves and their extraordinary
abilities, and instead of being able to express themselves freely,
they were drugged into societal compliance. Witness the serious harm
and deaths from adverse reactions to drugs in the midst of the
ever-growing numbers of advertisements for treating everything from
diarrhea to depression-well, first the various types of toxins and
other harmful elements I mentioned above were showered upon you by the
same dark ones who convince you to buy more and more medications. Now
a pharmaceutical company is lobbying to require mandatory inoculations
of young girls, touting it as a preventive of cervical cancer. Go
within and get your own answers about these lamentable
Please excuse my fervor. I realize that my service is to give you
information, and it never is my intention to become emotional about
it, but it is very difficult to see situations such as those and not
wish they didn't exist. I shall strike a grand high note here-NO
disease of any kind exists in the energy planes Earth is quickly
Now then, to reply to the chemical engineer who wrote
"crystallinity implies a rigidity of structure, a fixed geometric
structure, not the organic amorphous fluidity that I tend to associate
with living forms." Bodies appear to be of solid structure, just
as everything else visible in your world, but nothing
is-everything is energy fluctuating at one frequency or another. The
"geometric structure" is correct, as everything in the
universe is geometrically designed in accordance with the frequency in
which the energy is in motion, which is in accordance with the thought
forms that created the "object." When Earth enters the
vibrational planes where the level of intelligence is considerably
greater than in the prevailing density on the planet, it will be
understood that science and soul are inseparable and what is
incomprehensible in this moment no longer will be mystifying.
Are there any benefits to tonal, color or aromatherapy? These natural
energy balancers, which are of universal scope, can have varying
degrees of effectiveness, sometimes in conjunction with other types of
energy healing, as long as the conditions they are meant to ease or
heal are not called for in the soul contract. If the conditions are
provisions in the contract, still those therapies can offer a measure
of temporary comfort and pleasure.
Is one kind of Reiki more effective than others? All types of energy
healing, regardless of the procedures or whether hands-on or remote,
have the same basis. The patient's request for healing and
the healer's intent to be the vehicle through which high
vibrations flow to the patient provide a reciprocal code that enables
the energy to activate the body's self-healing mechanisms. However,
what I mentioned above about soul contracts always applies, and if
healing is not part of that, then the body's energy system will block
any incoming energy. A related question is, Does healing energy ever
come from ETs rather than angels or spirit guides? Energy simply IS!
While angels, most especially one's guardian angel, and spirit guides
have greatly significant roles in an individual's life, they are soul
creations, thus inseparable parts of the energy in the universe, and
it is directly from that inexhaustible, unlimited source that energy
for any use whatsoever comes.
To the reader who asked me to comment on shamans' use of
hallucinogens for healing purposes, while individuals not of native
tribes also may be shamans, I am interpreting the request to mean
tribal shamans. There are very strict guidelines regarding the
quantity of natural hallucinogens for healing purposes as well as for
ceremonial rituals, and there are severe penalties for anyone who does
not observe these. The natives who survived dark attempts to eradicate
them have had a far closer relationship with Nature and their Maker
than almost all others in today's civilization, which gives them the
ancient wisdom that has been lost to most.
Mother, I believe that covers that category of questions.
S: I think this one fits here. It's from someone who read your
comments about the light preventing mass euthanasia, and she wants to
know if this applies to the animal community, and "do they want
us to 'assist' them? end their suffering?"
MATTHEW: There is a world of difference between forcing the end of
life on unwilling people and mercifully ending the life of an
incurably sick or lethally injured animal. Mother, very few who are
reading this message know that you communicate telepathically with
animals, and fewer still know that three weeks ago you honored your
dear Sparkle's request to take her to her doctor for help in leaving,
and in her last moment, she thanked you and told you to thank her
doctor. Telepathic connection with animals is still rare, but it isn't
necessary-animals clearly show this same request in pain-filled eyes
and can only hope that you will give them the assistance they are
pleading for. As a fitting reminder here, in a previous message I
spoke about animals' emotional spectrum and that the love bonds you
share reunite you in spirit, just as they do animals who were friends
S: Thank you, dear. I've answered similar questions many times in
emails and public presentations, and when this one came, I felt that
your answer will help many more people. As a diversion from the mixed
emotions in doing the last loving thing we can for our dear animal
friends, someone who read that clothing made of artificial materials
will disintegrate in higher vibrations wants to know if that will be
true of current building materials too.
MATTHEW: Mother, you didn't include her other question: "Should
we look for shelter in caves?" I mention this because both
queries prompt me to suggest careful discernment of the source
material in its entirety. Some excellent new fabrics and construction
materials are not yet widely known and others will be developed, but
rather than current wardrobes of synthetic materials disintegrating,
they will simply be replaced with what is new when they are worn out,
just as clothing is now; and new buildings of greatly improved
materials will replace those that are dilapidated, as happens now.
S: It's good to know that Bob's nylon outfits won't suddenly
disintegrate while he's at the fitness center. How can
differences between men and women be honored and respected before we
achieve the ideal balanced state of androgyny?
MATTHEW: Since the recent massive infusion of feminine, or goddess
energy, that came in to balance the long-time dominant masculine
energy, this is happening automatically. I don't mean it is without
the awareness of subtle, then more remarkable, noticeable changes from
former "sexist" attitudes, but rather that no prescribed or
strenuous efforts are required. The higher frequencies prevailing are
accentuating all attitudes and behavior. This is welcomed by those who
are receptive to the light as they feel beneficial changes in
themselves and see the same in others who are absorbing the light. Or
it can be the opposite-this magnification applies equally to traits
like anger, impatience, dishonesty and brutality.
It is much in this same way that the wheat is separating from the
chaff, in a manner of speaking, as light-filled souls are rising in
consciousness and renewed spirit and are eager to journey with Earth,
and souls who refuse the light are lagging farther and farther behind.
Time is running short for the latter group to waken and catch up. As
much as we want this for them, all we can do is hold them in loving
embrace and beam our light ever more brightly, and we ask that you
please do the same. On behalf of all souls at this station, I end my
message with what we wish to be foremost in your thoughts: Our love
for all of you is without limit or qualification and we are with you,
side by side, every moment of this joyous ascension
LOVE and PEACE
Date: 25 Jan 2007
From: Jaiia Earthschild (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: LFA - A choir sings on behalf of cetaceans
I am writing in response to the newest assault upon the oceans -
the exemption given to the US Navy from the Marine Mammal
Protection Act, in order to deploy LFA in the oceans for the next
My opinion is probably unnecessary to you - preaching to the
Instead I invite you to listen to the choir - and to
use the song which is to be found at the following URL. It was written
in response to the LFA threat to cetaceans in 2000. we flew a choir
and instrumentalists to the Naval hearings in Oahu. At that time, all
the local TV stations sat up and took notice, airing the song on
virtually every hawaiian TV program.
At that time, 'we' won the battle and cetaceans were safe in
local waters for some years.
We are once again rehearsing the song for live performance and
are willing to share it on behalf of cetaceans anywhere. Please go to
this site and listen to it for free - The site does not permit me to
offer you a free download, but you can listen to it streamed
for no cost, and read the lyrics at:
I - and my singers, are available - the opposite of a weapon - a
peacemaking tool that can be wielded to considerable effect in all
kinds of environments. Please do not hesitate to use us. We
will gladly come and sing at any events which may assist in the
ongoing protection of marine mammals.
I will never forget the faces of the Naval representatives when
we stood and sang this to them. The room was stilled,
On behalf of the cetaceans and the ocean creatures of all
Note from Jean: To find out some of the latest news on this
continuing fight to protect the oceans from insanely loud noise
pollution of all kinds, and especially from US Navy Low Frequency
Active (LFA) Sonar, I recommend to your attention the following Web
Protecting Whales from Dangerous Sonar
Following a historic victory, NRDC steps up the campaign at home
and abroad to regulate active sonar systems that harm marine mammals.
There is also another excellent 5 min video on this topic there,
entitled "Lethal Sounds" - Deafeningly loud sonar is a
proven danger to marine life, but its use throughout the world's
oceans is spreading. This powerful movie makes plain what sonar does
to whales caught within its range, and explains how whales, dolphins
and other marine animals can be protected from deadly sonar.
For information on various threats to all marine life go at
This below was recommended by Susan R. Jason
Alert: Navy Exempted from Marine Mammal Protection Act
For the next two years, the U.S. Navy will be exempt from the Marine
Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and will be allowed to use mid-frequency
active sonar in major training exercises and in established maritime
ranges. Citing "national security" as the reason for the
exemption, Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England stated that the
Navy would work with the Department of Commerce to come into full
compliance with the MMPA during the next two years.
The mid-frequency active sonar systems used by the Navy can kill,
injure, and disturb marine mammals. Scientific evidence supports that
significant impacts on marine mammals can occur at noise levels far
below what the Navy plans for its training operations. The California
Coastal Commission was concerned enough about the impacts of this type
of sonar that it recently required the Navy to adopt a more
precautionary safety zone while training in waters off of Southern
California. Essentially, the Commission asked the Navy to turn down
noise levels to protect marine mammals when it conducts training
sessions and to observe other important mitigation measures. In light
of the Navy exemption, the California Coastal Commission has said that
it will stand by the mitigation measures, including requiring the Navy
to reduce noise impacts from mid-frequency active sonar.
Please contact your Senators and Representative and ask them to
require the Navy to comply with the Marine Mammal Protection Act and
support the precautionary standards set by the California Coastal
Commission. The Navy has put itself outside of the law, and marine
mammals and other marine life will suffer as a consequence.
Environmentalists angry as Navy gets OK to use sonar (January 23,
HONOLULU: Angering environmentalists, the U.S. Defense Department
exempted the Navy from complying with the Marine Mammal Protection Act
for the next two years so sailors can practice tracking submarines
with sonar. Environmentalists on Tuesday said the Navy was not doing
enough to protect whales, dolphins and other marine mammals from the
harmful effects of the underwater sound technology. (...) The
Navy says the new exemption will allow sailors to go ahead with 40
separate exercises over the next two years. Cara Horowitz, another
lawyer for the Natural Resources Defense Council, said the Navy could
adopt a larger safety zone around its ships, reduce the power of sonar
at night when marine mammal are harder to see, and avoid training in
rich marine mammal habitats. The Navy has argued there is not enough
scientific evidence to mandate all the measures the council and other
groups are demanding.
Navy, coastal panel disagree on sonar standards (January 29,
The California Coastal Commission is standing by new restrictions
approved for the Navy's sonar training exercises after an admiral
questioned the legality and practical necessity of the rules intended
to safeguard marine mammals from intense underwater noise. Whales and
other sea creatures need more protection than the safeguards the Navy
has proposed, commission chairman Patrick Kruer said in a letter to
Rear Adm. Len Hering, commander of Navy Region Southwest in San Diego.
(...) The six-page letter calls noise limits "one of the more
significant disagreements between the Navy and the Commission."
The commission has called upon the Navy to limit itself to 154
decibels during sonar training. The Navy voluntarily follows a current
limit of 190 decibels and has agreed to lower the level to 173
decibels. A decibel is the standard unit for measuring noise levels.
The letter cites written testimony received by the commission from
several experts, including Linda Weilgart of Dalhousie University in
Canada. Like others, she blamed whale strandings in the Bahamas and
other parts of the world on sonar noise from naval vessels. The letter
quotes Weilgart: "Based on the best evidence to date, such
sonar-induced strandings can cause serious and long-term local
population impacts in an at least some whale species." The letter
also contains comments from several other experts who insist that
whales and other marine mammals risk being harmed, even at noise
levels below the 154 decibels prescribed by the commission. CLIP
AND I ALSO RECEIVED THIS FROM Cheryl Magill
Dear Jean, Susan and Jaiia.
I very much enjoyed the streaming music. This is the first
time I'd heard this particular song. It would be nice to combine
the music created by various musicians about LFAS and other active
sonars onto one CD and use it to raise funds. And to raise
awareness, of course.
I would very much like to relay information about the music
mentioned in this communication and offer this link to our subscribers
in the network newsletter today so that the Stop LFAS Worldwide
Network can hear the recording. I hope that's ok to do. If
I receive no objection, I'll just go ahead and do so.
Of course, I very much endorse and applaud the work of AWI and
the NRDC. They're among the strongest organizations in the Stop
LFAS Worldwide Network. They amaze me and I adore the work they
Please remind people that individuals and organizations have been
working the Stop LFAS Worldwide Network, since 1998.
The Pentagon has been creating exemptions to federal laws which
would otherwise protect marine life from high intensity active sonar.
Our elected officials seem to be all too willing to turn a blind eye
or deaf ear to the flagrant disregard for these important laws. One
may hope that there will be an awakening and that the somnambulistic
policy of legislative exemption will no longer prevail as regards
We are encouraged to see additional protections emerging as the
California Coastal Commission asserts its right to protect
California's shoreline from the U.S. Navy's noise pollution.
Other states should seek to emulate these protective measures.
Cheryl A. Magill
The Stop LFAS Worldwide Network
And in her reply to give her permission to Cheryl, Jaiia wrote
I have another song (which I will re upload today if possible) -
which was written for the IWC when they first wished to return to
commercial whaling. As you know Greenpeace and Sea Shepherd are out in
force to divert the Japanese ships. The song is the title song of the
May I also invite you to read:
A true story which expresses yet another realm of vast
consciousness of these creatures. If I or my choir, my songs etc, can
be of service to them, we are ready and more than willing.
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING STAR KID!
Recommended by Kathleen Roberts (email@example.com)
'Bluejay' Spreads His Wings
Nov. 26, 2006
How A Young Musical Genius Scored A Major Recording Deal
Jay Greenberg is an American composer who some say is the
greatest musical genius to come along in 200 years. He wrote five
symphonies by the time he was 13 years old.
Correspondent Scott Pelley first met Jay two years ago when his works
were being performed on stage; the story was seen by executives at
Sony BMG, who signed Jay as a recording artist. Recently, Pelley
caught up with the young composer again in Britain, where the London
Symphony Orchestra was recording Jay's fifth symphony.
Jay, who signs his works with the nickname "Bluejay," is 14
now. When he caught the ear of 60 Minutes in 2004, this remarkable boy
was only 12 years old and had written a piece called "The Storm,"
commissioned by the New Haven Symphony in Connecticut.
He wrote every note for each and every instrument - and the really
amazing part is that he wrote it in just a few hours.
Composer Sam Zyman says we haven't seen his like in probably 200
years. "We are talking about a prodigy of the level of the
greatest prodigies in history when it comes to composition. I am
talking about the likes of Mozart, and Mendelssohn and Saint-Saëns,"
he tells Pelley.
Zyman taught music theory to Jay at the Julliard School in New York,
where he has been teaching 19 years.
"This is an absolute fact. This is objective. This is not a
subjective opinion," Zyman says. "Jay could be sitting here,
and he could be composing right now. He could finish a piano sonata
before our eyes in probably 25 minutes. And it would be a great
How is it possible? Jay told Pelley he doesn't know where the music
comes from - but that it comes fully written, playing like an
orchestra in his head.
"As you hear it playing, can you change it as it goes along? Can
you say to yourself, 'Oh, let's bring the oboes in here,' or 'Let's
bring the string section here?'" Pelley asks.
"No, they seem - they seem to come in by themselves if they
need to," Jay replies. "It's as if the unconscious mind is
giving orders at the speed of light. You know, I mean, so I just hear
it as if it were a smooth performance of a work that is already
written when it isn't."
Jay's parents are as surprised by his talent as anyone. Neither of
them is a professional musician. His father, Robert, is a linguist, a
scholar in Slavic languages who lost his sight at the age of 36 to
retinitis pigmentosa. His mother, Orna, is an Israeli-born
Michael, Jay's 10-year-old brother, is not a musical prodigy, but
Robert and Orna remember when they figured out that Jay was.
"I think around, two, when he started writing and actually
drawing instruments, we knew that he was fascinated with it," his
At the ago of 2, she says, Jay started writing and managed to draw and
ask for a cello. "I was surprised, because neither of us have
anything to do with string instruments. And I didn't expect him to
know what it was," Orna says.
"What a cello was?" Pelley asks.
"Right," she replies.
Orna says there was no cello in the house and that her son had never
seen a cello before. But he knew he wanted one.
So his mother brought him to a music store where he was shown a
miniature cello. "And he just sat there. He put the cello. And he
started playing on it. And I was like, 'How do you know how to do
this?'" Orna remembers.
By age 3, Jay was still drawing cellos, but he had turned them
into notes on a scale. He was beginning to compose.
"He hears music in his head all the time. And he'll start
composing and he doesn't even realize it probably, that he's doing it.
But the teachers would get angry, and they would call us in for
emergency meetings, you know, with seven people, sitting there trying
to figure out how they're going accommodate our son," Robert
"Or stop him," Orna adds. In second grade, she says her son
was "very problematic."
Jay has been told his hearing is many times more sensitive than an
average person's. The sound of the city has to be shut out manually,
but Jay can't turn off the music in his head. In fact, he told Pelley
he often hears more than one new composition at a time.
"Multiple channels is what it's been termed," Jay explains.
"That my brain is able to control two or three different musics
at the same time, along with the channel of every day life and
By the age of 10, Jay was going to Julliard, among the world's top
conservatories of music, on a full scholarship. At age 11 he was
studying music theory with third-year college students. He may be the
smallest guy in class, but when the music comes up in his head, Jay
has a lot of confidence about what he puts down on paper.
"Do you ever go back and say, 'No, no, no. That's not right.
This should be this way instead of that way,'" Pelley asks.
"No, I don't really ever do that," Jay replies.
Asked if he goes back to edit and revise his compositions, Jay says he
doesn't need to, "because it just usually comes - it comes
right the first time."
Sam Adler teaches Jay at Julliard, and he agrees Jay can be great -
but only if he constantly questions his gift.
"Let's take a great genius in the musical world, someone like
Beethoven. When you look at a Beethoven score, it's horrendous. He
didn't have an eraser. So he had to cross it out. And it looks as if,
you know, he was never satisfied. And that is something that comes
with maturity. And I think that's going to happen to Jay," Adler
Asked if it's fair to say that there is potential, Adler says,
Jay's studies include piano lessons with Elizabeth Wolfe. But Jay told
Pelley he doesn't need an instrument - only his mind - to write
Asked what happens when he first hears a tune rise in his head, Jay
says, "Well, at first I just listen to it, and then I start
humming it. And then while walking, and I like walking a lot when I am
inspired. Because then I walk to the beat of the music ? and I often
start conducting as well."
In 2004, Jay was not an average 12-year-old - and he knew it.
Catching onto baseball isn't as natural as playing piano.
When Pelley caught up with Jay nearly two years later at the
Abbey Road Studios in London, his fifth symphony was in the hands of
the London Symphony Orchestra, recording for Sony BMG.
In the studio where the Beatles recorded and the "Star Wars"
films were scored, Jay heard his symphony for the first time.
Asked where he was when he first started writing his fifth symphony,
Jay says, "I was in room 301 of my school staring absently at a
map across - on the opposite wall - bored to
The class was history. "But don't tell my teacher, OK," Jay
"That first day, I wrote about 23 bars of the first movement
during that class and then, probably about 60 or 70 bars altogether,"
The finished work runs 190 pages and 1,328 bars. Jay's role at the
studio is to make sure all the notes play just as he's imagined.
Every year or two, a brilliant child pianist or genius violin player
emerges. Asked where Jay ranks, Zyman says "To be a prodigy
composer is far rarer. You have to conquer these issues. How do you
notate this rhythm? What's the range of the oboe? Can this be played
on the piano? How do you compose for the harp? There are hundreds of
thousands of bits of information that you need to master to be able to
write a piece of music."
Music is not the only sound Jay is listening to inside his head. He's
interested in just about everything - and, for now, he sees music
almost as a hobby not necessarily his destiny.
"For example, one thing - I might study physics or psychology
or as I mentioned, the computer science or cartography or a lot of
other things," Jay explains.
Pelley says Jay's mind makes him the most mystifying interview he has
ever done. As he talks, you can see in his eyes that he's thinking
about or listening to a dozen other channels.
Asked what would make him happy, Jay says, "That's a good
question. Who can really define happiness?"
For Jay, happiness seems to flow from keeping his mind challenged.
Many accomplished composers spend a lifetime writing no more than
five symphonies. Jay wrote his fifth at age 13. It's impossible to
know where his mind will take him - and us - but, the 60 Minutes
team noticed that at the end of the recording session he was getting
bored. As the orchestra played the last bars of this work, Jay pulled
out his paper and started writing another.
AN EXCELLENT ARTICLE FROM LONG-TIME ERN SUBSCRIBER CHRIS GRUENER
ABOUT OTHER AMAZINGLY PRECOCIOUS CHILDREN WITH THE UNIQUE GIFT OF A
SPIRITUALLY ENDOWED CONSCIOUSNESS WITH A HIGHER VISION TO OFFER TO THE
WORLD. JUST IMAGINE YOURSELF EXPRESSING WHAT YOU CAN DISCOVER BELOW AT
SUCH A YOUNG AGE AND YOU WILL UNDERSTAND WHY CHRIS FELT NECESSARY TO
WRITE ABOUT THESE START CHILDREN. I ALSO RECOMMEND YOU TAKE TIME TO
WATCH THE VARIOUS VIDEOS HE FEATURES!
From: "Chris Gruener"
Subject: "A little child (and some wide awake teenage
activists) shall lead them"
Date: 31 Jan 2007
Sofia is one of a growing number of young
people who refuse to passively permit our generation to avert our eyes
from the pain and chaos we are leaving behind for them to deal with as
we patiently wait our own exits from the suffering of life's
Sunday morning, I picked up my Sunday Boston Globe from the side walk
and met another one of these young people. I was initially drawn to
the front page reporting on the Peace Rally in Washington DC.
"Thousands rally on National Mall" and "Protesters urge
halt to funding" were among the headline captions. Then, like
most of you who read this Globe story, when I turned to page 10 to
read the rest of the article, I was deeply moved by the photo and
words of 12 year old Moriah Arnold of Harvard MA. With a little
research I discovered that Moriah and fellow sixth grade peace
activist, Hannah Egan, had been working to end the war in Iraq for
some time through a petition drive at lunch time in their school
A little later on Sunday I sat down for
morning meditation and began by reading the lesson for January 28th
from A Course In Miracles (for an overview of this Course
see http://circleofa.org/articles/IntroductionToAcim.php). The lesson for the day was "Above
All Else I Want To See Things Differently". The lesson stated
"You either see or not. When you have seen one thing differently,
you will see all things differently. The light you will see in any one
of them is the same light you wll see in them all." The lesson
promised that if I practiced faithfully I could transform my way of
seeing so that no matter what I looked at I would find that "It
has something to show you; something beautiful and clean and of
infinite value, full of happiness and hope."
This morning as I write to you I am
recalling how two thousand years ago Jesus of Nazareth is said to have
instructed his disciples "Except you become as a little child,
you shall not see the Kingdom of Heaven." My mind goes back to
Sunday's lesson and the Globe article about Moriah Arnold. And I
realize, "This child and Hannah and Sofia, and others like them
have something important to teach all of us about how to see with real
I hope her words and Sofia's poetry will
inspire all of us to more determined activism.
Sofia, Moriah and Hannah are not alone.
They represent a growing number of young people who are calling us,
their elders, to work tirelessly for the authentic lasting peace that
will inevitably prevail when enough of us are totally dedicated to
love and justice. They are offering to teach how to see the world
anew, if we are willing to learn from them! Here is a link to a brief
video of our allies, young and old, asking us to stop and confront the
wrong-minded vision for our future that the Bush administration and
many of its corporate sponsors are offering us http://homepage.mac.com/duffyb/nobush/iMovieTheater145.html
And finally here is a positive vision for
our future offered by the young people of Palestine and Israel. In
this brief video you will see these kids teaching us how to see with
real vision. These children know the way forward with unmistakable
certainty as they pursue resolution of the conflict in their home
Information about the organization that
sponsored this video, and the opportunity to donate in support of its
efforts, can be found at http://www.onevoicemovement.org
Now, as I start my day the voices and vision of our children leave me
surprisingly "full of happiness and hope" and my prayer is
this: "Above all else may I be determined to see things
differently today. Teach me moment by moment to see the world through
a child's eyes of loving kindness and with a heart that is committed
to creating a world of joyful unity - a world that comes to peace
through sharing and justice. And May we all become as little children
(and determined teenagers) so that someday soon we will see the
Kingdom of Heaven right here on Earth."
* P.S. Thanks to our friends at www.earthrainbownetwork.com
for the "Earth In Hands" image (Note from Jean: Not
included in this compilation as I cannot post images through the
From: "Suzanne Ward" (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: 25 Jan 2007
CONGRATULATIONS to you and Earth Rainbow Network on its 10th
anniversary! What a sterling tribute to your dedication to provide
this grand forum for factual and spiritual information and also offers
readers the opportunity to share their perspectives.
I was moved to reply to Lea Rothrock's introspective letter--I'll
attach my response.
LOVE and PEACE...
January 25, 2007
Thank you for publishing Lea Rothrock's very thoughtful and
thought-provoking letter. I'm sure all ERN readers agree with her
about your tireless efforts to keep us informed; and as dire-sounding
as some of the information is, your personal messages flow in the
optimism that sustains hope. I would like to express my perspective of
some of the other points in Lea's letter.
Regarding her "happy news" that we're preparing for the
Golden Age that Christianity has been promoting for a couple of
millennia, as one who was immersed in Christian dogma for 35 years, I
didn't find any promise there of anything like that for Earth, but
rather only in heaven for the "deserving."
Lea mentions the "shift." Basically, that's the
communication between our souls and our consciousness, and it's what
will let those who make this connection experience the Golden Age
here. The people who aren't ready for that will be given another
opportunity to do it in another third density world.
First among her "unhappy news" is NESARA. Through
intentionally false information and misinterpretations, this joint
effort between souls on and off-planet for global transformation and
spiritual renewal is greatly misunderstood. I invite your readers to
go to the "Matthew's Messages" section of
http://www.matthewbooks.com and scroll down to "Special NESARA
Edition" for Matthew's and Hatonn's explanations, and to look on
http://www.awakenedhearts.com for Blue Star the Pleiadian's NESARA
Logically, Lea questions how "negative mindsets" that
create negative situations can apply to young children who are abused,
and she posits that there must be a different explanation. My
understanding is that there is. In the soul contracts we make prior to
birth, we choose circumstances that will balance other lifetime
experiencing, and the provisions are designed to benefit all family
members and other principals in the agreement. Balance is needed for
soul evolution, so a "perpetrator" also must know what it's
like to be a "victim." We don't know our own contracts, much
less anyone else's, and that's why we're asked not to judge anyone.
This doesn't mean condoning the heinous actions of any, but simply not
sitting in judgment-those people may be living exactly in accordance
with their contracts and leaping forward in spiritual growth.
In expounding on why she thinks "channeling is dangerous."
Lea writes: "Deception can be just as sophisticated as it needs
to be, from telling us what we want to hear, to hiding a small lie
inside some big truths, even to urging us to be discerning about
channeling." Matthew has stated much the same in many
messages-discernment is needed in channeled information precisely for
the reason Lea mentions as she continues: "Proof of identity is
dubious, too..." Some sources of channeled messages are dark
souls who tell a receiver that they are one or another highly evolved
soul and then give false information, which the receiver passes on in
the belief that the dark sources are who they claim to be. That's how
and why dates of ETs' mass landings and promises of "prosperity
fund" deliveries are given-information that can easily be proven
wrong. The dark purpose is to create enough confusion and
disillusionment so that ALL receivers and ALL channeled material will
be invalidated. Some channeled information IS trustworthy, and it's
vital to discern which is so the baby doesn't get thrown out with the
To complete the rest of Lea's sentence: "because according
to many who have had near-death experiences, knowledge is freely
available outside of body." Knowledge is freely available WITHIN!
As Matthew and others have often stated in messages, at soul level we
have all knowledge in its purest form; that's why they urge us to go
within for answers, which come as intuition-messages from soul to
consciousness-and to learn to trust our intuition instead of looking
to external sources. Souls in high stations don't want to be permanent
"gurus." Their intention is to enlighten, encourage and
guide us to BE the powerful souls we are within the Oneness of
Lea's letter ends with her reason for hope, including: "A hope
that believes we had the good sense to plan what is right for us
before we came down here, while we still had the knowledge and
perspective." Innately we DO have this knowledge and perspective!
Now we're getting it consciously, and this is how we are helping to
create Earth's Golden Age of love, peace and harmony.
Thank you, Jean, for being a beacon of light, and thank you, Lea, for
sharing your deep introspection that can evoke in all soul searchers
the crystallization of hope-filled thoughts.
LOVE and PEACE
Date: 1 Feb 2007
From: lrothrock (email@example.com)
Subject: Re Suzy's response on channeling
Dear Jean (and Suzy!),
Thank you for forwarding Suzy's letter, I was very glad to get it. I
actually only received four responses, of which Suzy's was the fourth.
The other three simply mentioned that they were glad someone said
something, with two of them also mentioning that they believe some
channeling is valid. One writer in particular referenced the
channeling that creative people experience as the muse, with which
point I heartily agree. I also believe dreams are a form of spirit
communication, and that we can often access an inner knowing which
comes to us as intuition.
Suzy, I consider the fact that you responded a compliment, thank you.
And thanks to Jean for providing the forum for an intelligent and
congenial debate of this issue. There are many things, Suzy, on which
we agree, like the purpose of reincarnation and the appetite of dark
forces to influence us, but there are also a couple of ideas in your
letter that I'd like to explore further, with Jean's continued
permission and patience. First, though, I'd like to clarify that the
Christian teaching that I referred to as being like the promised
Golden Age is the 1000 years when it's said Christ will rule the
earth, after all the business with the antichrist is over. But if I'm
the only one who's heard of that, then maybe I imagined it.
Being the spirituoscience nerd that I am, for the purposes of this
discussion I felt it would be more prudent to steer away from issues
of belief and stick to matters which have arguable evidence. Since
there's no evidence either way regarding the shift or NESARA, those
topics are better left to faith. The two topics that we all have
experiential evidence of are knowledge and the conscious mind.
"Knowledge is freely available within!"
This sounds like a terrific aspiration, but I haven't yet seen or
heard of anyone who could know anything they wanted freely. Given that
some kinds of knowledge are more accessible than others (spiritual
guidance more than factual information, for example), even then spirit
communication tends to come to us in bits and flashes, or as
"feelings" or hunches, and not necessarily because we ask.
Trusting our intuition and acting on it makes us better at it, but
it's still seldom clear why we are urged to do a certain thing. Our
dreams, which offer us probably the most abundant natural spirit
communication, are often so coded in symbols that they're quite
difficult to understand, and only persistent effort and study will
enable us to decipher them. This begs the question "Why?" If
knowledge is meant to be freely available, why all the mystery?
Couldn't it be more clear? The evidence would seem to suggest that 1)
we're not in a position to know everything, and 2) the knowledge we
can get is meant to be worked for.
However, if we believe we can know anything by asking, then we can be
told anything and believe it. Enter the unverifiable source. We think
we can tell the difference between a higher being and one who is not,
but really our minds are capable of convincing us of anything.
Discernment can easily be thwarted by our desires and our egos.
Which brings me to the conscious mind as a receiver. Unfortunately,
the conscious mind is observably easily manipulated. Stroke the ego,
stoke the desires, and it's yours. We'd all like to believe that we're
more superior than we think, we can get what we want, and we know what
we're doing, but letting ourselves be truly guided is difficult, and
it requires us to be humble.
I wanted to keep this letter as concise as possible, but I feel I
should mention one more thing. Edgar Cayce channeled information some
60+ years ago, under hypnosis, initially unsolicited, and with no
conscious memory afterward of what was said. He helped a lot of people
with practical medical advice, and was a no-nonsense kind of source on
dreams, reincarnation, and history. So far, I've had no red flags go
up for me regarding his material. Instead of telling us how powerful
we are, he tells us we need to be careful what we think, to remember
to ask for the Higher will to be done instead of our own, and to be
grateful and joyous even in adversity. No flattery, no gushing
sentiment, no promises that things would get better.
I do believe humankind will eventually reach our collective goal. I'm
grateful for the school, even though it's hard. I'm thankful, too, for
the bright stubborn flames around the world, and the help we give each
With open hands,
AND JEAN'S REPLY WAS:
Thank you Lea for adding such thoughtful and useful reflections
on this topic.
I've added your letter above after Suzy's letter in the
I would like to make a short comment regarding how to discern
what is truly coming from our soul and what comes from our ego, an
issue you raised in this paragraph:
"However, if we believe we can know anything by asking, then
we can be told anything and believe it. Enter the unverifiable source.
We think we can tell the difference between a higher being and one who
is not, but really our minds are capable of convincing us of anything.
Discernment can easily be thwarted by our desires and our
Once someone has actually begun rekindling a conscious connection
with one's soul, to my experience, there are always some tangible
signs that help confirm the validity of something we just understood
or the importance of a thought we just had. Either you get some
instantaneous tingling, usually springing up through your spine and
engulfing your upper body in a sudden burst accompanied by a sense of
elation and spiritual clarity that easily confirms your intuitive
sense about any given information, either coming from within, or from
an outer source. You cannot err if you get such strong signs and the
inner knowledge that it feels right. Any level of intensity of such a
"crystalline effervescence" felt within my Self is a good
enough confirmation for me that I'm on the right track with what's on
my mind at this precise moment.
Alternately, if something is utterly wrong, or even dangerous to
you, you may also get very tangible signs indicative of this. A bad
omen may then translate as a sudden, nearly painful pulsing pressure
in the center of the forehead, although this is not to be confused
with something similar, but not painful, that may also take place
there when the pituitary and pineal glands, respectively acting as the
receptive and the emitting conduits for higher communications with
one's soul, are initially activated through deep and frequent
meditations and a sustained dedication to one's spiritual practice.
Other signs indicative of a wrong information or of a wrong choice
when faced with a decision that needs to be taken, is when you are
suddenly dizzy, or feel really uncomfortable. These are usually
unmistakable signs that one must be alert to what's going on and
urgently rethink something, move elsewhere or pick a different
The key however in both types of encouraging or dissuasive signs
is the necessity of paying attention to one's subtle or not so subtle
inner feelings. Humans tends to dismiss what goes on within themselves
as mere imaginings or simply are too preoccupied with outer activities
or concerns and thus ignore such signs-sometimes at their own
So learning to trust one's intuitive abilities and gradually
realizing through trial and error experiences how valid and reliable
our intuition can be is how you eventually overcome the doubts that
creep in your mind when faced with something-an idea, a vision, a
hunch-that is not easily validated with provable facts or that does
not conform to down-to-earth logic and analytical dissecting. There is
no easy recipe for nurturing such inner discernment, except to keep an
open mind and heart, give Love and Life a chance, and pay attention to
our still small voice within. Regularly practicing any contemplative
form of meditation, so as to bring the mind to complete stillness,
thus enabling our awareness to "see through" the calmed
surface of the "pond" of our consciousness, deep into our
soul unfathomable wisdom and accrued experience, can be greatly
conducive to kindling this level of intuitive sensitivity, provided no
forceful will is applied, as when one does physical aerobic exercises,
to make it happen under the diktat of one's ego. This is
another entirely different aspect of our inner Reality that can expand
only when we "let it BE". It has a will of its own and
operates under a different set of "laws" than those under
which our educated and trained ego-mind is used to hold as factually
real and proven.
In the end, there is no intellectual explaining that can give a
better feel of what I'm trying to describe than actually being
in that other feeling/sensing/trusting modality of our conscious Self
and knowing it from experience. Just like mere explanations of the
movements one must make to be able to properly swim can never teach
anyone how to swim, you have to be in the water and learn it
through experience and much practice to become a good swimmer.
And then you can go and teach others how to "swim"
Love and blessings to you Lea
Ag-agria -- 29-January-2007
You cannot fail to be moved by the energy that is building up on
Earth. We have mentioned previously that the mass consciousness has
been increasing exponentially, and it has now reached a high level of
power. It is without a doubt bringing the changes about, and you only
have to look around you to see the reverberations. People, who have
hitherto been oblivious to what has been taking place, are awakening
and joining the ranks of those that are becoming enlightened.
There is only one result, and that will be the capitulation of your
present Government. That moment is approaching quite quickly, and the
pressures that are being applied upon them are holding up their plans.
They try to ignore the obvious outcome and in their arrogance believe
they can still avoid their fate; they certainly will not and they will
have to face that unpalatable fact before much longer. The legal
pressures alone are forcing their hand, and each time they try to run
slipshod over the law they are alienating many more people. The
disenchantment with the Government is now causing much dissension
amongst its own ranks, and this will play a big part in their
Meantime, the Light upon Earth increases faster, and the stage will
soon be set for changes that will eventually allow those dedicated to
the Ascension path to take great steps forward. There will be leaders
rising up for this very purpose, and they will be recognized for their
spiritual qualities. The division of the people is not deliberate, but
is unavoidable if those of the Light are to be allowed to freely
progress. These are times when the different levels in people's
consciousness are becoming noticed, and it has the effect of
separating them. Those of the lower vibrations are not necessarily at
ease with those who aspire to exist in the higher ones, yet they are
often curious as to why and how they have changed. Lightworkers have a
calm way of life, and their aura of peace attracts people.
Now more than ever is the time to speak your truth, as sooner or later
there will be many revelations about the true purpose of life.
Nevertheless there is no need to impose your beliefs upon another. The
truth will eventually come out in such a way that it will not be
denied. It will cause much soul searching, but will clearly replace
the many misconceptions that are related to religious teachings. The
One Truth will be accepted by the vast majority of people, until only
the rigid and inflexible attitudes of the minority will remain.
Through these changes, what you now know as politics will change
remarkably into what you might call a one party system. Because your
representatives will be selected as spiritually aware Beings, only the
one movement will be necessary. No longer would an opposition serve
any purpose, as decisions would be made in the best interests of all
people. Indeed, the whole manner and organization of politics as you
now understand it will change beyond recognition. When you add in the
financial changes that are well advanced to ensure abundance and a
fair distribution of wealth, you will see why the present set-up must
We of the Galactic Federation have worked with people in high places
that are able to handle the changes, and will continue to do so until
complete control can be handed over to them. It is not our place to
take over your planet, but we will work alongside you for as long as
is necessary to ensure all is completed according to the Divine Plan.
Of course we will be on hand to assist you in many different ways, and
our tasks are to mainly relieve you of the difficult projects that
appertain to the Earth itself.
The new Earth is beginning to manifest, and it is another factor in
all of the actions that are causing a speeding up of the changes. You
are at the heart of all of them, and many Beings come to you in
support and bring their powerful Light energies. The Angels, Masters
and Elders come close and their presence is your assurance that you
will succeed. Do not be distracted by the dark, as they play out their
last attempts to avoid the truth of their failure to subdue the Light.
The victims of their actions are karmically involved, and will
nevertheless gain from their experiences. All has its purpose, even if
it is not given to Man to fully understand it at the time.
Help those who have gone astray, because it is only through touching
the Light that they will understand a better way of life. The Light
and Love is the cure for all ills and can change the very fabric of
society. Through it the way will be recognized as one you have
traveled before, and one you must travel to return to the Lighted
Realms. Joy and happiness await you once the burdens of Earth are
released, and harmony and balance will be restored. This will happen
in the immediate years, and we see so many of you ready to make that
quantum leap that will carry you forward.
There are many paths that lead to fulfillment and completion; do not
be concerned if others have a different plan. In God's Kingdom you
are granted absolute freedom to express yourself as you desire. No one
way is considered superior to another, as all roads lead to home.
You all chose to experience duality, and so you shall also choose the
next adventure you undertake. There are an incalculable number of
Universes, and these are for you to explore. The time ahead is full of
exciting opportunities that will carry you far, in your quest for
knowledge and understanding.
You will traverse the realms containing myriads of different
life-forms, knowing that all has its beginning in the Source of All
That Is. You will see magnificent creations that have manifested in
the purest Light, massive thought forms that are perfection within
them. There are colors beyond your present imagination in crystalline
cities of dazzling beauty. All of this awaits the new Man that is
rising up like the fabled Phoenix.
I am Ag-agria from Sirius, and delighted to present you a vision of
the future. It is yours and you shall claim it as the great souls that
you are. Your journey is both ending and beginning, yet in reality it
is but the same one. We come in Love and greet you as our own, and
delight in your coming of age.
Thank you Ag-agria
IN CASE YOU MISSED THIS MOST GOOD NEWS IN A RECENT COMPILATION.
HERE IS AN UPDATE ON THIS POTENTIAL NEW CURE FOR ALL
Cheap, safe drug kills most cancers
Updated 23 January 2007
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What makes cancer cells different - and how to kill them
New Scientist has received an unprecedented amount of interest in this
story from readers. If you would like up-to-date information on any
plans for clinical trials of DCA in patients with cancer, or would
like to donate towards a fund for such trials, please visit the site
set up by the University of Alberta and the Alberta Cancer Board. We
will also follow events closely and will report any progress as it
It sounds almost too good to be true: a cheap and simple drug that
kills almost all cancers by switching off their "immortality". The
drug, dichloroacetate (DCA), has already been used for years to treat
rare metabolic disorders and so is known to be relatively safe.
It also has no patent, meaning it could be manufactured for a fraction
of the cost of newly developed drugs.
Evangelos Michelakis of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada,
and his colleagues tested DCA on human cells cultured outside the body
and found that it killed lung, breast and brain cancer cells, but not
healthy cells. Tumours in rats deliberately infected with human cancer
also shrank drastically when they were fed DCA-laced water for several
DCA attacks a unique feature of cancer cells: the fact that they make
their energy throughout the main body of the cell, rather than in
distinct organelles called mitochondria. This process, called
glycolysis, is inefficient and uses up vast amounts of sugar.
Until now it had been assumed that cancer cells used glycolysis
because their mitochondria were irreparably damaged. However,
Michelakis's experiments prove this is not the case, because DCA
reawakened the mitochondria in cancer cells. The cells then withered
and died (Cancer Cell, DOI: 10.1016/j.ccr.2006.10.020).
Michelakis suggests that the switch to glycolysis as an energy source
occurs when cells in the middle of an abnormal but benign lump don't
get enough oxygen for their mitochondria to work properly (see
diagram). In order to survive, they switch off their mitochondria and
start producing energy through glycolysis.
Crucially, though, mitochondria do another job in cells: they activate
apoptosis, the process by which abnormal cells self-destruct. When
cells switch mitochondria off, they become "immortal", outliving
other cells in the tumour and so becoming dominant. Once reawakened by
DCA, mitochondria reactivate apoptosis and order the abnormal cells to
"The results are intriguing because they point to a critical
role that mitochondria play: they impart a unique trait to cancer
cells that can be exploited for cancer therapy," says Dario Altieri,
director of the University of Massachusetts Cancer Center in
The phenomenon might also explain how secondary cancers form.
Glycolysis generates lactic acid, which can break down the collagen
matrix holding cells together. This means abnormal cells can be
released and float to other parts of the body, where they seed new
DCA can cause pain, numbness and gait disturbances in some
patients, but this may be a price worth paying if it turns out to be
effective against all cancers. The next step is to run clinical trials
of DCA in people with cancer. These may have to be funded by
charities, universities and governments: pharmaceutical companies are
unlikely to pay because they can't make money on unpatented
medicines. The pay-off is that if DCA does work, it will be easy to
manufacture and dirt cheap.
Paul Clarke, a cancer cell biologist at the University of Dundee in
the UK, says the findings challenge the current assumption that
mutations, not metabolism, spark off cancers. "The question is:
which comes first?" he says.
Some experts blast latest climate report
By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer
Jan 28, 2007
WASHINGTON - Later this week in Paris, climate scientists will
issue a dire forecast for the planet that warns of slowly rising sea
levels and higher temperatures. But that may be the sugarcoated
Early and changeable drafts of their upcoming authoritative report on
climate change foresee smaller sea level rises than were projected in
2001 in the last report. Many top U.S. scientists reject these rosier
numbers. Those calculations don't include the recent, and dramatic,
melt-off of big ice sheets in two crucial locations:
They "don't take into account the gorillas - Greenland and
Antarctica," said Ohio State University earth sciences professor
Lonnie Thompson, a polar ice specialist. "I think there are
unpleasant surprises as we move into the 21st century."
Michael MacCracken, who until 2001 coordinated the official U.S.
government reviews of the international climate report on global
warming, has fired off a letter of protest over the omission.
The melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are a fairly recent
development that has taken scientists by surprise. They don't know how
to predict its effects in their computer models. But many fear it will
mean the world's coastlines are swamped much earlier than most
Others believe the ice melt is temporary and won't play such a
That debate may be the central one as scientists and bureaucrats
from around the world gather in Paris to finish the first of four
major global warming reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change. The panel was created by the United Nations in 1988.
After four days of secret word-by-word editing, the final report will
be issued Friday.
The early versions of the report predict that by 2100 the sea
level will rise anywhere between 5 and 23 inches. That's far lower
than the 20 to 55 inches forecast by 2100 in a study published in the
peer-review journal Science this month. Other climate experts,
NASA's James Hansen, predict sea level rise that can be measured by
feet more than inches.
The report is also expected to include some kind of proviso that says
things could be much worse if ice sheets continue to melt.
The prediction being considered this week by the IPCC is
"obviously not the full story because ice sheet decay is
something we cannot model right now, but we know it's happening,"
said Stefan Rahmstorf, a climate panel lead author from Germany who
made the larger prediction of up to 55 inches of sea level rise.
"A document like that tends to underestimate the risk," he
"This will dominate their discussion because there's so much
contentiousness about it," said Bob Corell, chairman of the
Arctic Climate Impact Assessment, a multinational research effort.
"If the IPCC comes out with significantly less than one meter
(about 39 inches of sea level rise), there will be people in the
science community saying we don't think that's a fair reflection of
what we know."
In the past, the climate change panel didn't figure there would be
large melt of ice in west Antarctica and Greenland this century and
didn't factor it into the predictions. Those forecasts were based only
on the sea level rise from melting glaciers (which are different from
ice sheets) and the physical expansion of water as it warms.
But in 2002, Antarctica's 1,255-square-mile Larsen B ice shelf broke
off and disappeared in just 35 days. And recent NASA data shows that
Greenland is losing 53 cubic miles of ice each year - twice the rate
it was losing in 1996.
Even so, there are questions about how permanent the melting in
Greenland and especially Antarctica are, said panel lead author Kevin
Trenberth, chief of climate analysis at the National Center for
Atmospheric Research in Colorado.
While he said the melting ice sheets "raise a warning flag,"
Trenberth said he wonders if "some of this might just be
University of Alabama at Huntsville professor John Christy said
Greenland didn't melt much within the past thousand years when it was
warmer than now. Christy, a reviewer of the panel work, is a prominent
so-called skeptic. He acknowledges that global warming is real and
man-made, but he believes it is not as worrisome as advertised.
Those scientists who say sea level will rise even more are battling a
consensus-building structure that routinely issues scientifically
cautious global warming reports, scientists say. The IPCC reports have
to be unanimous, approved by 154 governments - including the United
States and oil-rich countries such as Saudi Arabia - and already
published peer-reviewed research done before mid-2006.
Rahmstorf, a physics and oceanography professor at Potsdam University
in Germany, says, "In a way, it is one of the strengths of the
IPCC to be very conservative and cautious and not overstate any
climate change risk."
On the Net:
Global Warming: The vicious circle (29 January 2007)
The effects of man-made emissions of carbon dioxide are being
felt on every inhabited continent in the world with very different
parts of the climate now visibly responding to human activity.These
are among the main findings of the most intensive study of climate
change by 2,000 of the world's leading climate scientists. They
conclude that there is now little doubt that human activity is
changing the face of the planet.In addition to rising surface
temperatures around the world, scientists have now linked man-made
emissions of greenhouse gases to significant increases in ocean
temperatures, rises in sea levels and the dramatic melting of Arctic
sea ice over the past 35 years. A draft copy of the fourth report of
the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says that global
temperature rises this century of between 2C and 4.5C are almost
inevitable. Ominously, however, it also says that much higher
increases of 6C "or more" cannot be ruled out. The final
version of the IPCC's latest report is to be published on Friday but a
draft copy, seen by The Independent, makes it clear that climate
change could be far worse than previously thought because of
potentially disastrous "positive" feedbacks which could
accelerate rising temperatures. A warmer world is increasing
evaporation from the oceans causing atmospheric concentrations of
water vapour, a powerful greenhouse agent, to have increased by 4 per
cent over the sea since 1970. Water vapour in the atmosphere
exacerbates the greenhouse effect. This is the largest positive
feedback identified in the report, which details for the first time
the IPCC's concern over the uncertainties - and dangers - of feedback
cycles that may quickly accelerate climate change. CLIP
Survey shows 13 pct of Americans never heard of global warming
OSLO (Reuters) - Thirteen percent of Americans have never heard
of global warming even though their country is the world's top source
of greenhouse gases, a 46-country survey showed on Monday. The report,
by ACNielsen of more than 25,000 Internet users, showed that 57
percent of people around the world considered global warming a
"very serious problem" and a further 34 percent rated it a
"serious problem.""It has taken extreme and
life-threatening weather patterns to finally drive the message home
that global warming is happening and is here to stay unless a
concerted, global effort is made to reverse it," said Patrick
Dodd, the President of ACNielsen Europe. People in Latin America were
most worried while U.S. citizens were least concerned with just 42
percent rating global warming "very serious." The United
States emits about a quarter of all greenhouse gases, the biggest
emitter ahead of China, Russia and India.Thirteen percent of U.S.
citizens said they had never heard or read anything about global
warming, the survey said. CLIP
Great Barrier Reef 'will be bleached-out wasteland in 25 years'
The wonders of the Great Barrier ReefGlobal warming could turn
Australia's Great Barrier Reef into a wasteland of bleached coral in
25 years, says a scientific report leaked yesterday.The extraordinary
diversity of marine life found on the 1,200-mile-long reef could be
little more than a memory for future generations unless the emission
of greenhouse gases is curbed, it says. The reef, the world's largest
living organism, will become "functionally extinct",
according to the confidential draft of a report by the UN
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change due to be released later
this year. Coral bleaching in Australian waters is likely to become an
annual occurrence by as early as 2030 due to warmer, more acidic seas,
it says. (...) The draft IPCC report said that several other World
Heritage listed parts of Australia would be devastated by global
warming, including Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory,
made famous by the Crocodile Dundee films, and the Snowy Mountains in
the south-east of the country. Kevin Rudd, the leader of the
opposition Labour party, said that John Howard, the prime minister,
had failed to act on curbing Australia's greenhouse gas emissions by
refusing to sign the Kyoto Protocol on global warming. CLIP
Climate change means hunger and thirst for billions: report (30
January 2007) MUST READ!
Billions of people will suffer water shortages and the number of
hungry will grow by hundreds of millions by 2080 as global
temperatures rise, scientists warn in a new report. -- The report
estimates that between 1.1 billion and 3.2 billion people will be
suffering from water scarcity problems by 2080 and between 200 million
and 600 million more people will be going hungry. The assessment is
contained in a draft of a major international report by the UN
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to be released later
this year, Australia's The Age newspaper said. Rising sea levels could
flood seven million more homes, while Australia's famed Great Barrier
Reef, treasured as the world's largest living organism, could be dead
within decades, the scientists warn, the newspaper said. The Age said
it had obtained a copy of the report, believed to be one of three
prepared for release by the IPCC, which is highly regarded for its
neutrality and caution. Some 500 experts are meeting in Paris this
week ahead of the release on Friday of the IPCC's first report since
2001 on the state of scientific knowledge on global warming. The
report will be followed in April by volumes focusing on the impacts of
climate change and on the social-economic costs of reducing the
emission of greenhouse gases blamed for global warming. A chapter on
Australia in the report on global impacts warns that coral bleaching
in the Barrier Reef is likely to become an annual occurrence by as
early as 2030 due to warmer, more acidic seas. Bleaching occurs when
the plant-like organisms that make up coral die and leave behind the
white limestone skeleton of the reef. The World Heritage site,
stretching over more than 345,000 square kilometers (133,000 sq miles)
off Australia's northeast coast, will become "functionally
extinct", the scientists are quoted as saying. Average global
temperatures have already risen about 0.7 to 0.8 degrees since 1900,
which the report says contributed to increased bleaching in coral
reefs in the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean. At 2.0 to 3.0 degrees
above 1900 levels, the report predicts the "complete loss"
of Australia's alpine zones and the possible collapse of South
America's Amazon forest system, causing a "huge loss of
biodiversity". The human and economic costs of climate change are
likely to be highest in poor countries, with water shortages crippling
many African nations and increased coastal flooding hitting low-lying
countries such as Bangladesh and many Pacific islands, the report
Water for All - Moving Towards Access to Fresh Drinking Water and
While over 70 per cent of the Earth's surface is covered by
water, most of it is unusable for human consumption. According to the
Government of Canada's Environment Department, freshwater lakes,
rivers and underground aquifers represent only 2.5 per cent of the
world's total water supply. Unfortunately, in addition to being
scarce, freshwater is also very unevenly distributed. As many may
know, the United Nations has compared water consumption with its
availability and has predicted that by the middle of this century
between 2 billion and 7 billion people will be faced with water
scarcity. Given this emerging reality, it is little wonder that water
has been described as "the oil of the twenty-first century", a
scarce commodity that will be a source of conflict between peoples and
nations. If you think that is hyperbole, consider this: in addition to
such a dire prediction, the United Nations also estimates that 1.2
billion in a world of just over 6 billion people do not have access to
safe drinking water and 2.4 billion lack proper sanitation facilities.
In early 2005, the world had a powerful reminder of how tenuous access
to safe drinking water could be. Following the tsunami that devastated
southern Asia and parts of Africa in December 2004, the World Health
Organization warned that as many as 150,000 of the estimated 5 million
people affected by this natural disaster were at "extreme risk".
WHO Director General Dr. Lee Jong-wook made it clear that the most
urgent need was access to safe drinking water. (...) The urgent need
for action is quite clear. In the developing countries, 80 per cent of
illnesses are water-related. Due to the shortage of safe drinking
water in much of the world, there are 3.3 million deaths every year
from diarrhoeal diseases caused by E. coli, salmonella and cholera
bacterial infections, and from parasites like giardia and
cryptosporidium, as well as viral pathogens like rotavirus. In fact,
between 1990 and 2000, more children died of diarrhoea than all the
people killed in armed conflicts since the Second World War. However,
the impact of water shortage goes far beyond widespread diseases in
the developing world. In fact, unless we take action, this shortage
could be the defining issue of the first half of the twenty-first
century. Consider that between 1990 and 1995, global water
consump-tion rose sixfold, which is more than double the rate of
population growth, due in part to industrial demand. For example, it
takes 300 litres of water to produce 1 kilogram of paper, and 215,000
litres to produce 1 metric ton of steel. Changes in our diet are also
driving water consumption; it takes 15,000 tons of water to produce a
ton of beef, while it only requires 1,000 tons of water for a ton of
grain. As nations like China, India and Mexico continue their rapid
industrialization and catch up with the developed world, this
consumption will only increase. Consider the depletion of
aquifers-the vast natural underground storage systems that provide
many with drinking water. As a result of over-consumption and
depletion of its water table, Beijing is sinking into the ground at
the rate of 4 inches per year. Certain barrios in Mexico City sink as
much as a foot a year. CLIP
Apocalypse never? Science could yet save the day
31 January 2007
Giant mirrors in space that deflect the sun's heat, carbon
'scrubbers' that clean up the atmosphere - where governments have
failed to tackle global warming, science could yet save the day, says
Scientists are thinking the unthinkable. What can be done to save the
planet from global warming if political measures fail? If governments
cannot agree on the necessary cuts in carbon-dioxide emissions, can
engineering projects such as giant mirrors in space save the
This week, more than 2,000 of the world's leading climate scientists
will issue their formal assessment of the threat posed by rising
temperatures. In its fourth report, the Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change (IPCC) is expected to say that man-made emissions of
greenhouse gases are causing average global temperatures to rise
towards a tipping point where climate change will become dangerous,
and potentially irreversible.
The document will not look at how to mitigate climate change - that
will be dealt with in a later report - but some scientists are already
thinking about the kind of large engineering schemes that might have
to be deployed if policies for cutting CO2 emissions get nowhere.
These range from capturing it at power stations and burying it
underground, to launching spacecraft loaded with reflective tinfoil to
deflect solar radiation.
Such mega-engineering schemes fall into two broad categories. One is
aimed at curbing levels of CO2 in the atmosphere, which would lessen
the greenhouse effect that exacerbates global warming. The other
focuses on deflecting solar radiation back into space by increasing
the albedo, or reflective power, of the Earth, or by using
Capturing carbon and storing it underground is already happening in a
few pilot projects. There are two ways of doing this. One is to remove
carbon from hydrocarbon fuels - namely, oil, gas or coal - before it
is burnt. The second way is post-combustion, by removing CO2 from
power-station emissions and then burying it underground.
The Norwegian state oil company, Statoil, and BP already remove CO2
from North Sea gas as it emerges from the field. They then pipe it
back underground to enhance further gas recovery - and reduce carbon
emissions in the process. Removing CO2 post-combustion from power
stations requires the fitting of "scrubbers" to chimneys
that can absorb the gas.
Both are expensive. A power station with effective scrubbing
technology would consume between 10 and 40 per cent more energy than
one without, but such a power station could reduce its carbon
emissions by up to 90 per cent.
Klaus Lackner of Columbia University has proposed an extension of this
idea, by dotting the landscape with windmill-like machines fitted with
scrubbers that can remove CO2 from the atmosphere. The advantage of
such a scheme is that it could be placed anywhere in the world - a
desert rich in solar power, for example, or windy islands in the open
ocean - and the technology need not be too efficient provided there
are enough scrubbers to offset man-made emissions.
"The trick is to absorb enough carbon dioxide and to get rid of
it quickly enough by burying it in long-term deposits," says John
Shepherd of the Southampton Oceanography Centre. "This is the
only scheme that could potentially reduce global levels of carbon
dioxide to pre-industrial levels."
Other schemes focus on improving the efficiency of the world's natural
carbon sinks. For instance, scientists have postulated that sprinkling
iron filings over the ocean would have a fertilising effect on marine
plankton. In theory, this could improve the absorption of CO2 by
encouraging giant algal blooms that draw down atmospheric carbon. But
there are problems.
"I think this is a non-starter," says Dr Shepherd.
"Experiments show that you can initiate a bloom, but the majority
of the algae die or are eaten within days, releasing carbon dioxide
back into the system."
Another approach is to tinker with the amount of solar radiation that
hits the Earth. Changing the planet's albedo by as little as 1 per
cent could have a significant impact on global warming. An advantage
of this approach is that CO2 levels could be allowed to rise to
perhaps four or even eight times pre-industrial levels, which would
boost agricultural output with improved carbon fertilisation.
John Latham, of the National Centre for Atmospheric Research in
Boulder, Colorado, is working with Stephen Salter of Edinburgh
University to increase the albedo of low-level clouds over the oceans,
by atomising sea water to produce droplets that enter the clouds and
make them whiter and more reflective.
"The scheme could produce a global cooling, sufficient to balance
the warming resulting from a doubling of the atmospheric
carbon-dioxide concentration, by seeding clouds in three oceanic
regions which together cover about 3 per cent of the Earth's surface,"
Dr Latham says. "The only raw material required is seawater, the
amount of global cooling could be controlled and, if necessary, the
system could be switched off, with conditions returning to normal
within a few days."
Another way of altering atmospheric albedo has been proposed by
Paul Crutzen, a Nobel Prize-winning chemist at the Max Planck
Institute for Chemistry in Germany. He suggests that the release of
sulphate particles in the upper atmosphere would reflect sunlight and
heat back into space. The idea is based on the way that a volcanic
eruption releases sulphur into the air, resulting in discernible
global cooling. Weather balloons, aircraft or even artillery shells
could be used to put the sulphate aerosol into the atmosphere, Dr
Crutzen suggests. "Such a modification could also be stopped on
short notice, if undesirable and unforeseen side effects become
apparent," he says.
Perhaps the most ambitious plan of all involves for solar
reflectors. A fleet of tiny aluminium balloons could be released into
the upper atmosphere, or a giant mirror could be placed in space at
the point of lowest gravitational pull between the Earth and the
The idea has been proposed by Lowell Wood of the University of
California Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He is a disciple of
Edward Teller, the military scientist who first suggested the idea. Dr
Wood believes that removing less than 2 per cent of solar radiation
would avert dangerous global warming - although it would cost
Many unanswered questions remain about these mega-technological
fixes, but perhaps the biggest of all is whether they are safe. James
Lovelock, the inventor of the Gaia theory of Earth systems, has
suggested that the mega-engineers should take the equivalent of the
Hippocratic oath. Their first priority, he says, should be to do no
harm to the Earth and the life on it. Otherwise the cure for global
warming could end up being worse than the illness.
US Urges Scientists to Block Out Sun
The US wants the world's scientists to develop technology to
block sunlight as a last-ditch way to halt global warming. It says
research into techniques such as giant mirrors in space or reflective
dust pumped into the atmosphere would be "important insurance"
against rising emissions. (...) study by a former chief economist of
the World Bank, Sir Nicholas Stern of Britain, called climate
change"the greatest and widest-ranging market failure ever seen,"
with the potential to shrink the global economy by 20 percent and to
cause economic and social disruption on par with the two world wars
and the Great Depression. CLIP
From: "Douglas Mattern" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Nuclear Terrorism
Date: 28 Jan 2007
FROM THE ASSOCIATION OF WORLD CITIZENS (AWC) SAN FRANCISCO -
January 29, 2007
If The Atomic Clock Strikes Twelve, Midnight Is Forever
By Douglas Mattern
January 27, 2007
But thoughts, the slaves of life, and life, time's fool,
And time, that takes survey of all the world,
Time must have a stop."
- Henry IV, Shakespeare
We cannot stop or slow the space/time/continuum that permeates our
world and the universe, but we must, if we really care about the
future and destiny of humanity, stop the time of human folly that is
leading toward a black abyss. This was underscored this month when the
hands on the famous "Doomsday Clock
" of the
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) was moved forward from seven
to five minutes before midnight.
The reason is manifold, including, as reported BAS, a
"renewed emphasis on the military utility of nuclear weapons and
the failure to adequately secure nuclear materials." An
increasing danger is the proliferation of nuclear weapons states, now
numbering eight or nine, along with the prospect of others joining
this macabre club in the near future. The United Nations reports that
over 30 countries have the capability to produce nuclear
In 1963, President Kennedy emphasized the extreme danger of nuclear
proliferation: "I ask you to stop and think for a moment what it
would mean to have nuclear weapons in so many hands, in the hands of
countries large and small, stable and unstable, responsible and
irresponsible, scattered throughout the world. There would be no rest
for anyone then, no stability, no real security, and no chance of
effective disarmament. There would only be the increased chance of
What is difficult to understand is that after the severe danger of
nuclear war during the long decades of the Cold War, we are still only
30-minutes or less from nuclear incineration. The reason is that
included among the 27,000 nuclear weapons stockpiled in the world,
thousands of U.S. and Russian strategic nuclear warheads are on
hair-trigger alert. The RAND Corporation reports these weapons could
be launched in a few minutes notice destroying both countries in an
hour. Such a doomsday scenario could result from an accidental missile
launch, an early warning system error, or miscalculation.
Why are these genocidal weapons on hair-trigger with the daily treat
they pose to civilization? It would surely appear to any outside
observer to be utter madness. This brings to mind the famous statement
by the Greek playwright, Euripides (480-406 BC) after contemplating
the senseless human slaughter in the Trojan War: "Whom the gods
would destroy, they first make mad."
Perhaps ignoring a civilization ending threat year-after-year for
decades is a kind of madness. But madness or just incredibly
irresponsible, we must wake up and reverse direction before it is
forever too late. This danger cannot be overstated. Shortly before
leaving office, former United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan,
stated that among all our serious global problems, nuclear weapons
present the greatest danger because they present a "unique
existential threat to all humanity."
In this first month of the seventh year into the new millennium,
the great scientist and fellow of the Royal Society, Steven Hawking,
stated: "As scientists, we understand the dangers of nuclear
weapons and their devastating effects. As citizens of the world, we
have a duty to alert the public to the unnecessary risks that we live
with every day, and to the perils we foresee if governments and
societies do not take action to render nuclear weapons
Sir Martin Rees, president of the Royal Society, professor of
cosmology and astrophysics, and master of Trinity College at the
University of Cambridge, stated in response to the advancing the
nuclear clock: "Nuclear weapons still pose the most catastrophic
and immediate threat to humanity."
Stephen Hawking and Sir Martin Rees both agree that climate
change could threaten our civilization, but it is nuclear weapons that
are the greatest and immediate threat. It is, therefore, imperative
that we join together with an unyielding determination and with an
iron will to ensure that nuclear weapons are abolished from the face
of the earth. Until then, humanity will be remain, as President
Kennedy stated: "Under a nuclear sword of Damocles, hanging by
the slenderest of threads, capable of being cut at any moment by
accident or miscalculation or madness."
Douglas Mattern is President of the Association of World Citizens
(AWC) and author of "Looking for Square Two - Moving from War and
Violence to Global Community" available on Amazon.com ---- AWC
AWC is embarking on a new campaign for nuclear disarmament that
will include publicizing the documentary/movie entitled "The Man
Who Saved the World" that will be released to movie theaters and
television in the fall of this year. The film centers on the
heroic decision made by Colonel Stanislav Petrov in 1983 when the
Soviet Union's main command bunker signaled that Russia was under a
missile attack by the United States.
The Man Who Saved the World Finally Recognized
Sirens blaring, warning lights flashing, computer screens showing
nuclear missiles on their way, one man in charge of a red button
labeled "START" - that's start a retaliatory strike - and a
roomful of people at their terminals and switchboards waiting for him
to push it. Sound like a typical Hollywood Cold War cliffhanger?It was
indeed just like in the movies, says the man who was poised over the
red button over twenty years ago, except "in the movies, Hollywood
specialists and directors can stretch a little situation into half an
hour. In our case, from the time I made the decision to when it was
all over, it was five minutes max."Stanislav Petrov was a Soviet
army officer monitoring the satellite system for signs of a U.S.
attack, the year was 1983, and his instructions, if he detected
missiles targeting the Soviet Union, were to push the button and
launch a counter-offensive. He didn't. Minutes later, no missiles
came; months later, the frightening data across his monitor was
determined to have been a system glitch. Today, the Association of
World Citizens is calling him "the forgotten hero of our time," a
title befitting the man whose responsibility had been to start World
War III. CLIP
An atomic threat made in America (January 28, 2007)
How the U.S. spread bomb-grade fuel worldwide - and failed to
get it back. - The specter of nuclear warfare waged by North Korea or
Iran has hung over the world in recent months. But beyond that fear
and foreboding looms a more far-reaching threat: the vast amount of
nuclear bomb-grade material scattered across the globe. And it wasn't
Kim Jong Il or the ayatollahs of Iran who put it there. America did.
For a time, in a misguided Cold War program called Atoms for Peace,
the U.S. actually supplied this material--highly enriched uranium, a
key component of nuclear weapons. The Soviets followed suit. The
threat still posed by these stockpiles, particularly in the wake of
the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, is so dire that the keepers of the
Doomsday Clock cited the issue as among their chief concerns this
month when they moved the iconic measure of global security closer to
midnight. Just last week, Georgian authorities disclosed they had
caught a Russian man trying to sell uranium he had hidden in two
plastic bags in his pocket--an unsettling reminder of how easy it is
to smuggle this dangerous material. Yet decades of fitful commitment
by the U.S. government to retrieve bomb-grade uranium have left the
world no safer, a Tribune investigation has found. Today, roughly 40
tons of the material remains out of U.S. control--enough to make more
than 1,400 nuclear weapons. For a quarter-century, as the U.S.
struggled to persuade friends and enemies alike to return the uranium
in exchange for safer material, a physicist at Argonne National
Laboratory outside Chicago led the effort.His undertaking, one that
spanned six continents, mirrors America's troubled quest to reverse a
mistaken policy that imperils the world to this day. CLIP
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BETTER, CLEANER, SANER WORLD
Date: 31 Jan 2007
From: Cathy Garger <email@example.com>
Subject: DU Radioactive Poison Explosions Inside US Affects
Canada & Mexico too
My heart has been heavy about this subject... I am trying to get
the word out about this - If you can circulate this piece to friends I
would be much obliged. I am trying to get the nation - and
Canada and Mexico, too - to find out what the US criminals in power
are doing to our people, our wildlife, our air, our water, our
vegetation and food, and *quite* on purpose, too.
I have been unable to sleep since finding out about this. If
enough people find out, there is some hope we can stop them.
Thank you soooo much!
Help the US become Radiation Free by 2033!
Depleted Uranium Poison Explosions Target US Citizens
I Left My Heart In (a 2500 miles radius of) San Francisco
Continue to contaminate your bed, and you will one night suffocate in
your own waste. Your destiny is a mystery to us.
- Chief Seattle leader of the Duwanish tribe in Washington
Territory in an 1854 letter to U.S. President Franklin Pierce to mark
transfer of ancestral Indian lands to the United States
There are efforts
to oppose explosions of radioactive materials by the US
government into the air in which we breathe. This article will outline
various reasons why and how radioactive explosive "tests"
are harming America - and describe the efforts of citizens in one area
of the country who are now working to try to put a stop to them.
Like most people over 21, you may already know that the United
States used to "test" nuclear bombs in the NV and NM
deserts, right out in the open air. If asked, most people would
probably be able to tell us that yes indeed, both above ground and
below ground "nuclear testing" in the United States ended
years ago. Yet, even though 1992 saw its last nuke bomb "test"
inside the United States, how many know that our government is still
firing radioactive explosives into our atmosphere? This fact appears
to be one of Uncle Sam's "dirtiest" not-so-little, well-kept
Yes, they fire radiation out into the very same air that our
families breathe. Tons of radioactive munitions, in fact. Depleted
Uranium is the name of one of the materials they use. And if that
material sounds familiar? It because it's the same stuff that
they're using on the "enemy" - that is, on civilians - in
Afghanistan and Iraq.
No, we do not know what in the world the civilians of Iraq and
Afghanistan ever did to deserve the "honor" of being blasted to
kingdom come with Uranium-238 - rendering their nations permanently
uninhabitable. By the same token, nor do we know what American
citizens have done to deserve Depleted Uranium being exploded into our
air so that we are gassed with it, either.
But now the country is starting to buzz with the word of radioactive
open air "testing" near San Francisco. And with such a progressive
part of the nation that has historically fought hard for peace, equal
rights, racial equality, gay rights, and ecological sustainability? As
one could say, the Greater San Francisco Bay area is now again boldly
"coming out of the closet" with regard to letting the proverbial
cat out of the bag about this "dirty" business of Uncle
But this is not a story entirely about San Francisco's troubles. Nor
is it even all about California. As you will see, this story affects
you and me, no matter where we live in the country. California's
tale is only the proverbial tip of the iceberg. The story about your
community and mine? Now that's the heart of this story.
The fiery "hot" issue of Depleted Uranium explosives "testing"
has emerged into the spotlight in the San Francisco Bay area recently
all because of some people who live in a city called Tracy.
That's how anything important usually starts - when just a few
people who are fed up enough get together and become vocal enough and
publicly put up a fuss.
No wonder why they're upset. Only a few miles away from them on
a federally owned 7,000 acre parcel of land in the Altamont Hills at
the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in San Joaquin and Alameda
Counties, California, radioactive explosives containing Depleted
Uranium are being shot out into the open air at a location called Site
300. Yes, Depleted Uranium is being exploded across the street from a
motorbike recreational area. Site 300 is only a few miles away from
where people live.
Apparently the US government has determined that the public does
not have a right to know what is in the air they breathe. As reported
by Tracy Press on December 14, Livermore Lab spokesperson Linda Seaver
stated, "We are not bound to do a public notice for every permit we
request. We worked directly with the local air quality board and our
How do you think the American public would feel if it realized that
nuclear bomb simulators purposely and routinely fire off 100 pound
toxic and radioactive air blasts that affect the air, water, soil, and
food supplies in our communities? Site 300, after all, is only one of
at several DU "testing" grounds in the nation. For example, Los
Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories both fire Depleted Uranium
into the open air, as does the Nevada Test Site and Yuma Proving
Grounds in Arizona.
Before the second war in Iraq even started, Karen Parker, J.D.,
President and Co-founder of the Association of Humanitarian Lawyers,
further elaborated on the illegality of DU weapons, in August 1999
when she testified "?these radioactive weapons have already been
used in Kuwait, Iraq, Kosovo and Serbia even though they are illegal
under existing humanitarian law. There are four main tests which
determine whether or not the use of weapons is illegal: (1) whether or
not they stay within the territorial range of the conflict; (2)
whether or not they damage the environment; (3) whether or not the
effects of the weapons end when the conflict ends (or the temporal
range of the weapons); and (4) whether or not they are inhumane, that
is, continue to cause physical harm beyond the point used for military
purposes. As the Sub-Commission is aware, Depleted Uranium Munitions
fail all four tests."
So apparently, international law be damned and world leaders dare not
oppose this behemoth of a military beast. The US military's
continued violation of international law by its use of DU in nations
overseas in which it declares an "enemy" is certainly no secret to
the rest of the world. At the very least, what the United Nations, the
Middle East, eastern Europe and Okinawa (Islands of Japan) and Puerto
Rico (both locations where DU was exploded) all realize too well about
the horrific ramifications of the use of US uranium weapons inside our
country seems to be a well-kept secret here at home.
How many Americans do you think realize that radioactive Depleted
Uranium explosions are being detonated in several federal "test"
sites right here in the United States, where American families live,
work, play - and try to breathe? How many people even living in the
Livermore Lab's backyard, inside the greater San Francisco Bay area
realize that the radioactive particulate matter of Uranium-238 stays
in our atmosphere for 4,510,000,000 years?
We're not talking about a poison that will go away in a few
generations. This radiation will, in fact, be around longer than the
earth itself has been around. In the scheme of things, we are
radioactively poisoning earth forever.
What would happen, do you think, if the connection was made in
the minds of 300 million Americans between widespread cancers,
diabetes, asthma and other respiratory diseases, auto-immune system
diseases and birth defects as a result of Americans breathing in
low-level, ionizing radiation? To say the least, this mind-blowing
revelation would not exactly "sell" on-going American wars. One
can understand precisely why a government - and the mainstream media
it controls - would try extremely hard to keep the radioactive
explosions, irreparably damaging to the air and environment, all very
One can't help but ponder the concept of a government - any
nation's government - willfully, knowingly, releasing vast amounts of
radioactive substances into the air, water, and food supply of its
very own people. Upon contemplation, the average brain can not begin
to comprehend the sober seriousness contained within such a concept.
Aghast with the horrific implications, one is forced to ask if this
poison dust - which is being inhaled in our air and ingested within
our food and water - is not purposely intended to have an adverse
health impact upon those living within our own country, too?
What seems to be too horrific a concept must at least be
Read this entire, MOST excellent and utterly harrowing 28-page
article by Cathy at
... and pass this on to others to raise awareness on this
critical issue and push for action to STOP this madness NOW!
MORE ON THIS FROM Kathleen Roberts (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab's 200 Executioners Ready
SF Bay Area Targeted - 7,000,000 People
By Bob Nichols (email@example.com)
SAN FRANCISCO -- About 200 Executioners will report for work one day
soon at the Lawrence Livermore Nuclear Weapons "Lab" in
Livermore, California and methodically, even "professionally,"
set about executing the premeditated random murder of hundreds of
innocent victims in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Bay Area is home to About Seven Million potential murder victims,
all blissfully unaware of the deadly radioactive uranium gas about to
be released in a "dirty bomb" by the 200 Executioners.
Gay or straight, bisexual or transgender, black or white or Asian, it
makes no difference to the cold blooded murderers at Livermore as the
employees mindlessly carry out their proscribed "tests" and
"detonations." After all, the money's good, why would they
ever ask anything?
THE WEAPON. The weapon of choice in this long running random killing
spree is a radioactive metal aerosol so small, tiny even, so finely
divided, that it acts like a gas. Weaponized insoluble ceramic uranium
oxide and uranium nitride gas or aerosols have only two purposes.
Those are to 1) kill people, and 2) contaminate the land.
The Executioners will gather on the Federal Government's appointed
day, concurred in by the University of California at Berkeley (UC-B,)
and use exotic high explosives to blast to smithereens a substantial
amount of weaponized uranium gas in solid metal form. The Executioners
have done this regularly for at least 46 years, since 1961. [See
The uranium metal then catches on fire and burns at more than 3000
degrees. The fumes are radioactive gas [aerosols] deadly to all life
forms. Dr. Chris Busby found them in giant high volume air filters in
England from Iraq nine days after the United States started bombing
Iraq in the "Shock and Awe" bombing campaign starting on
March 21, 2003.
England is 2500 miles away from Baghdad. The San Francisco Bay Area is
just a few miles away from Livermore's radioactive bomb detonation
site. California's fantastically rich agricultural valleys are just a
few miles inland. It is time to recognize the reality of the
situation. San Francisco is under attack from the Nuclear Weapons Lab
at Livermore, California.
THE LOCATION. The deadly explosive "device" will be
detonated at the Livermore Site 300 Open Air 7000 acre detonation site
one mile from Tracy, California. The facility is run by the nearby
Lawrence Livermore Nuclear Weapons "Lab." The Nuke Bomb
Factory is "managed" for the Federal Government by UC-B and
has been, continuously, for 61 years.
HISTORY. A variety of Executioners working for the Nuclear Weapons
"Lab," UC-B, and the Federal Government, since 1961,
purposefully detonated thousands of pounds of deadly weaponized
uranium gas. The Executioners are responsible for poisoning and
contaminating thousands of people, buildings and land in the San
Francisco Bay Area.
The British Intelligence Agency called MI-6 has used the casualty rate
figure of 10,000 people killed and maimed per ton of weaponized
uranium gas explosively aerosolized and released. Supposing, for
example, the Executioners explode 1000 pounds a year for 46 years.
That works out to a kill and maimed casualty figure of 230,000 persons
- men, women, and children.
The Lawrence Livermore Nuclear Weapons "Lab" recently
"requested" that the maximum amount of uranium exploded
annually be increased to 8000 pounds by the San Joaquin County
Pollution Control Board. In other words, the Masters of the Nuclear
Weapons Lab decided to increase the annual premeditated random
casualty rate by 35,000 men, women and children.
HOW URANIUM KILLS AND MAIMS. Weaponized uranium metal bombs
detonated with high explosives create tiny aerosols of burning uranium
oxides and uranium nitrides. The uranium burns at more than 3000
Degrees. The fumes created contain the tiny ceramicized particles that
are so devastating to human bodies and all living things.
The ceramicized uranium gas is toxic in at least three ways. The
radioactive toxicity is well known. A milligram of uranium oxide is
smaller than the period at the end of this sentence. For the rest of
our eternity that same milligram fires of 1,251,000 little bullets a
day. That's One Million, Two Hundred and Fifty Onr Thousand. Then you,
individually, have the power of an H-Bomb for your own personal
internal ionizing radiation source that decimates those cells around
it. Cancer, anyone?
The chemical or heavy metal toxicity is well known and applies equally
to uranium. The catalytic toxicity of ceramic uranium compound
aerosols is perhaps the most dangerous and least well known. It wrecks
the information flows in the body. Uranium is always attracted to
phosphate structures and since DNA, RNA, and Mitochondrial DNA are
phosphate structures, genetic mutations are introduced that never go
Whether you or your loved ones in the San Francisco Bay Area get sick
and die of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, nueromuscular diseases,
renal (kidney) disorders, endocrine disorders or some combination of
these dreaded diseases; they all can be set off by the radioactive
uranium gas Livermore's Executioners are set to send to the San
Francisco Bay Area.
There are two public agency meeting coming up February 6th and
7th. This is where to go to have your traditional California say in
whether or not this travesty continues. The City of Tracy City Council
Meeting and the San Joaquin Air Pollution Control District.. You all
know what you should do.
Date: 31 Jan 2007
From: Steve Bhaerman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Notes From the Trail... Stop This
Man Before He Kills Again!
Stop This Man Before He Kills Again!
By Steve Bhaerman
As President Bush and his shadowy
puppeteer unblinkingly prepare
for another stare-down with reality, those who remember are comparing
our current situation with the resignations of Spiro Agnew and Richard
Nixon a third of a century ago. Agnew went quietly over some
corruption scandal which nowadays might be classified as
"business as usual." With Gerald Ford in place to replace
him, Nixon received the delegation of Republican leaders from the
Senate (Hugh Scott and Barry Goldwater), and House Minority Leader
John Rhodes who told him his Congressional support was gone. After a
final confirmation from the two most powerful men in his
administration, Alexander Haig and Henry Kissinger, Richard Nixon
resigned himself to the inevitable resignation.
As we should well understand by now, our current misleadership makes
Mister Nixon look like Mister Rogers. A better comparison for Bush and
Cheney would be Enron execs Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling, who acted
legit until the moment the handcuffs were slapped on. So we would
expect that whoever gets the assignment this time around will have to
do more of a classic "intervention" than a political
persuasion. It won't be pretty.
And it won't happen without the awakening and participation of the
Our Choice -- Freedom or Empire?
What we face over the next six to nine months is the most challenging
choice point for America since the Declaration of Independence itself.
In 1776 and the years that followed, the American colonies had to
choose between freedom and empire. The empire at the time was the
British empire, and the colonists saw and felt firsthand how their
economic and political well-being was being compromised. Hand-in-glove
with the British empire was the largest and most powerful
multinational corporation of the day, the British East India Company.
Together, these two institutions imposed topdown political and
economic control over the colonies.
As Americans are now waking up to discover,
there has been a "re-colonization" of America as
multinational corporations and our own government have reestablished
the rule of a would-be King George. The American "middle class"
is becoming as archaic as the family farm, as a modern "taxation
without representation" bleeds the many to feed the few. The
outrageously ridiculous financial price we pay to support our
unsupportable empire is not only bankrupting America, but doesn't even
benefit the vast majority of us. A pertinent analysis can be found in
this recent article by Chalmers Johnson, an author and former CIA consultant who also appears
in Why We Fight.
So we must do what the media will not. We
must understand that the America we imagined we were living in has
become a dangerous monster, all the more dangerous because of the
still-pervasive belief that our intentions are benign. We must
understand -- as Paul Levy most eloquently puts it in his book The Madness of George W. Bush -- that George Bush is simply the outpicturing of
this unacknowledged shadow, the most glaring and blatant symptom of
our potentially-fatal malaise.
So as we move the "up-wising" forward to rightfully remove a
wrongfully-elected chief executive, we must understand that George
Bush is the symptom and not the cause. "Impeachment," which
I prefer to call a massive, nationwide, transpartisan vote of no
confidence, becomes necessary as we the people take the first step to
restoring "government of the people, by the people, and for the
people where the government does our bidding, not the bidding of the
highest bidder." The good news is, we don't need a revolution in
this country. We've already had one, and the documents born of that
"up-wising" are good enough for us, thank you. What is now
required is an American Evolution where ordinary citizens wake up,
speak up and stand up to apply these founding principles to these
A State of Emerge & See
Like the American Revolution, the current
American Evolution is a grassroots process, where "we the people"
emerge from a long slumber as passive bystanders and become active
participants in choosing the world we live into. As with any
grassroots activity -- and very much like the internet which now
provides this movement's "nervous system" -- this movement
is not hierarchical. Instead, it gains its power from a solid
foundation of understanding, agreement and action from the ground up.
This may sound too simple, but America's political recovery program
involves just three steps (and that puts us nine steps ahead of those
1. Set an intention.
2. Share this intention, so it is held by
as many other people as possible.
3. Show up, and act when
I would suggest then, that we hold the
intention that America make the choice of freedom over empire, and
that we reframe the issues we currently face in that context. That is
a broad and complex conversation and too much for this short email.
However, we have only to look at how much we're spending in lives and
fortune in Iraq and how diminishing the returns are for the average
American, to make a persuasive argument that what we are doing isn't
working. When we look a little further at issues like climate change,
environmental destruction, species loss, outsourcing of jobs, and an
alarming "Greenspan Index" (far too many Americans don't
seem to have enough "green" to span the average month), we
can see that the track we're on is headed for a train
So ... what do we do now? There seem to be
two immediate urgencies, and by addressing each we may be able to
"feed two birds with one scone": express and build the power
of "we the people," and at the same time possibly change the
course of history. The most urgent urgency is to stop that man from
killing again, specifically from bombing Iran (or
provoking an incident which can lead to the bombing). While Iran's
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a definite wild card -- he's been
called Iran's George Bush because his warlike policies don't reflect
the feelings and aspirations of his people but he rules nonetheless --
an attack on that country would lead to unnecessary death, untold
destruction, and would send the world closer to that apocalypse George
Bush's rapture friends seem to be praying for.
One immediate way we can fortify our
Senators? spinal tissue to help them stand up to this insanity is to
partake in MoveOn.org's Virtual March tomorrow, February 1st. This
campaign to get millions of people to contact their Senators to stand
up and oppose escalation of the war in Iraq (and by inference, help
pre-empt a preemptive attack on Iran), and it's something simple
anyone can do. Keep in mind that the lobbying of organizations like
MoveOn and Code Pink right after the election helped Senate Majority
Leader Harry Reid find the courage to oppose escalation of the war.
Please feel free to send this email and link to friends so that even
Republicans will see that it's time to abandon a ship that
increasingly seems under the command of a Captain Queeg who has lost
Paradoxically, in order to really take this country back -- and take
it forward -- we must see that the impeachment or removal of George
Bush, while necessary as a first step to restoring America's moral
authority, is only a step. Rather than focus on the crimes of one man
and one administration, we must face our roles as silent enablers for
a system that has outlived its uselessness. As the wall of lies
crumbles -- and it will -- we must take responsibility for something
that might even be more challenging than facing the awful truth. We
must now embrace the awesome opportunity to help create a world that
has not been seen before.
Let the good times roll.
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Date: 27 Jan 2007
Subject: A concentration camp in Texas??
While I have been sharing bits and pieces of information and
rumors about this subject for years...this is the first time that a
close friend of mine has actually had a first hand encounter with one
Michael... I had an immigration attorney in my cab today who I
took up to the"Immigration Detention Facility" in Taylor
(about 30 miles NE of Austin). What I saw is a ready-to-go, full-on
concentration camp. It's a large plot of land with a large sterile
modern white building with a few slits for windows, surrounded
completely by 3 rows of fences. The outer 2 (probably 12 feet or so
high) have the tops facing in and are topped with rolled concertina
wire. In between those 2 rows is a stretch of concrete "no man's
land," probably 15 foot or so across.There are elevated guard
houses at several places around the perimeter.Many unmarked white vans
of varying sizes all over the place. Right across the street is a very
large railroad yard. This place feels like Hell waiting to happen. The
vibe is awful. It's of course in a very poor section of town that's
not readily visible from other areas o town to the casual eye. It's a
privately run, for-profit unit that is currently a holding facility
for families waiting to be processed on immigration charges. Believe
me, this was not designed simply for immigrant families or women and
children! The first url below is from Alex Jones and the second is of
a demonstration which took place out in front of the facility. They
each give you some sense of what it is but neither of them really
conveys the intensity of the place. It's definitely been designed for
large numbers of people and for maximum security.
Residential Detention Center in Taylor Texas, houses illegal
aliens and US Citizens
Vigil Against Hutto part 2
Texans United for Families is organizing a vigil to assert the
dignity and humanity of the children and families being held in the T.
Don Hutto immigrant detention center in Taylor, Texas. The jail is
operated by Corrections Corporation of America, a private, for-profit
prison company. The detention center is one of the first jails to
detain entire families caught at points of entry, raising many legal
and moral issues. Children, even toddlers, are housed in cells with
their parents until the Department of Homeland Security arranges for
their deportation or they are granted asylum or they manage to secure
a bond for their release, a process that could take several months.
Children are provided with no more than one hour of school and
recreation per day, and many have lost significant amounts of weight
and suffered illness since their arrival to the facility.
It really brings home the reality of what this country is facing.
Recommended by Ed Elkin (EdElkin@aol.com)
I ran into a stranger as he passed by, "Oh excuse me please"
was my reply.
He said, "Please excuse me too; I wasn't watching for
We were very polite, this stranger and I. We went on our way and
we said goodbye.
But at home a different story is told, how we treat our loved
ones, young and old.
Later that day, cooking the evening meal, my son stood beside me
When I turned, I nearly knocked him down. "Move out of the
way," I said with a frown.
He walked away, his little heart broken. I didn't realize how
harshly I'd spoken.
While I lay awake in bed, God's still small voice came to me and
"While dealing with a stranger, common courtesy you use, but
the family you love, you seem to abuse.
Go and look on the kitchen floor, you'll find some flowers there
by the door.
Those are the flowers he brought for you. He picked them himself:
pink, yellow and blue.
He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise, you never saw
the tears that filled his little eyes."
By this time, I felt very small, and now my tears began to
I quietly went and knelt by his bed. "Wake up, little one,
wake up," I said.
"Are these the flowers you picked for me?" He smiled,
"I found 'em, out by the tree.
I picked 'em because they're pretty like you. I knew you'd like
'em, especially the blue."
I said, "Son, I'm very sorry for the way I acted today; I
shouldn't have yelled at you that way." He said, "Oh, Mom,
that's okay. I love you anyway."
I said, "Son, I love you too, and I do like the flowers,
especially the blue."
Are you aware that if we died tomorrow, the company that we are
working for could easily replace us in a matter of days. But the
family we left behind will feel the loss for the rest of their
And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work than
into our own family, an unwise investment indeed, don't you
So what is behind the story?
Do you know what the word FAMILY means?
FAMILY = (F)ATHER (A)ND (M)OTHER (I) (L)OVE (Y)OU
Speak Out For a Peaceful Resolution
Americans, Russians, Europeans, Hawaiians, Asians, Africans,
Segregation, Separation, Alienation, Annihilation.
Destruction of the Nation.
Differences become estrangement as the norm defiles our mind.
We see 'it' on TV almost every single day.
'it' is in the news and the dramas most people watch.
'it' is even in cartoons, radio and in print.
'it' is in government, in state, in town, and even in school.
Humans are entranced by 'it'.
Our lives revolve and are shaped around 'it'.
Many believe they are immune to 'it'.
Some may refuse to even see 'it'.
What is 'it'?
Religious Exiling, Racial Profiling, Feminine Defiling, Masculine
Speech Regulating, War Mongering, Fear Driven LIFE.
We are playing in 'it', living in 'it',
sleeping in 'it', and even dreaming in 'it'.
We feel we can't get away from 'it'.
Some are even in rapture of 'it'.
The only power 'it' has is
what you give 'it'.
Who am I?
Where did I come from?
What am I doing here?
How do I control 'it'?
How do I stop 'it'?
How do I forget 'it'?
Where do I go from here?
Speak Out For a Peaceful Resolution.
Dream the beautiful dream.
A Dream of Peace, Care, Cooperation, Love and Unity.
SO BE IT!
Don't act dumb, sitting there numb.
Speak out for a Peaceful Resolution.
Activate Peaceful Resolutions in your community.
Become a Warrior of Peace!
By Lyra Star Mist Jubb (email@example.com) who has created a
flyer with this to raise awareness of Peace and how we create it. She
encourages people to print this out as a poster and spread it in their
"We co-create a beautiful world through our peaceful
stewardship of Earth and all of her resources.Earth College is a
vision for a collaborative effort of networking and support for
individuals and organizations from around the planet. Our
mission is to offer education, participation and promotion of a
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spiritual expressions are encouraged and enhanced by the Earth
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