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"I so enjoyed your introduction to the meditation focus this past week. The energy within your words explodes with deep Knowing Love... that fiery passion that enlivens Spirit and spills forth as Inspiration. You have brightened and enlightened a cloudy cold gray day."
- Pat Myers (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that, deep inside of us, there is something valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit."
- E. E. Cummings
"Those who perform this self-sacrificing work at these military "test" sites and national weapons laboratories as radiation-dispersers working under the cover of national "defense" are programmed by the psychopaths to accept as their patriotic duty the contamination by radiation of themselves, their families, and the communities in which they live. These tasks, of course, are rationalized by the radiation workers as loyal, nationalistic, patriotic gestures considered within the realm of protecting America's "freedom" and "liberty". For those firmly rooted in reality, however, one can clearly question how freedom or liberty can be experienced when one is being poisoned by the very same government that simultaneously feigns the role of benevolent father figure by pretending to care about its charges and giving assurances of its intent to safeguard the citizens' security and protection. It is merely unthinkable for the average citizen to contemplate that its own government would seek purposely to do him harm. Thus, psychopaths in power have been allowed to get away with what is, in actuality, the most unthinkable of all crimes - that of harming one's own."
"The US economy is in danger of a recession that will prove unusually long and severe. By any measure it is in far worse shape than in 2001-02 and the unraveling of the housing bubble is clearly at hand. It seems that the continuous buoyancy of the financial markets is again deluding many people about the gravity of the economic situation."
1. Comment about 2012
3. Renegade Gordon Novel on camera
5. On inspiration and being a healthy human
6. Israel seeks all clear for Iran air strike
7. Comment on James Casbolt & Katrina Revisted & The Harm Principle
8. Rockefeller Admitted Elite Goal Of Microchipped Population
9. How to Beat the Psychopaths in Power at Their Own Game
10. Killers in the Classroom
11. Stealth Cell towers and the 2004 U.S. Presidential Elections
12. Message from Atmos
13. YouTube Footage from the 2007 Department of Peace Conference
14. Humans' beef with livestock: a warmer planet
15. TEN STEPS TO RESTORE THE UNITED STATES' MORAL AUTHORITY
16. No Need To Rush...
17. He believes in UFOs. Do you?
18. UFO Technology Could Provide Climate Change Solutions: Former Canadian Defense Minister
19. Operation Star Gazer
WORTHY OF YOUR ATTENTION
The Last Mimzy - Upcoming movie - Check the trailer!! - A MUST SEE! It comes out next March 23 www.mimzy.com
Recommended by Mary (StarKidsHangout@yahoogroups.com) who wrote: "I advise launching the official website because the kids version doesn't have all the cool stuff, or the awesome background music. But anyway, the website has many things, it even has a page on us in "The Signs" page! I was amazed when I saw the trailer at a movie yesterday, and I was nearly in tears with happiness when I went to the website today."
Live Earth: The Concert for a Climate in Crisis next 7/7/07 - 42 minutes video with Al Gore http://liveearth.msn.com/
The launching of an S.O.S. (Save Our Selves) mass persuasion campaign with a 24-hour concert with music coming from the 7 continents of the planet. You thought Earth Day was Big. This is going to be much BIGGER! They seek video inputs from anyone interested to provide elements for the inspirational/educational segments of this broadcast... Over 2 billion people will watch parts of this mega concert!
Here come the Towers and Antennas - STUNNING! The level of electrosmog in the US is insane! http://www.energyfields.org/home/gisinformation.html
This is a map of the United States which shows all the antennas and towers licensed through the Federal Communications Commission and stored in it's data base as of Summer 2001. Each dot can represent many antennas and each antenna can represent many channels. The FCC does not track government sites. Of course, there are many, many more towers and antennas than represented here. New facilities and applications are coming which may not require licensure or permitting. With the advent of 3G wireless, more antenna arrays are being installed and new antennas will be smaller, with the eventual goal of miniature, unregulated antenna systems and wireless applications. CLIP - Much more on this topic through http://www.energyfields.org/resources.html and in "Stealth Cell towers and the 2004 U.S. Presidential Elections" below. As of 2004 there were "130000 cellular towers across the U.S"... Check also http://www.wave-guide.org/ and Cell Phone Handsfree Sets, Do they really work??? as well as Part II: The health implications of playing with Big Brother's most cool tool - Hair-raising stuff there! Here is a tiny sample: "As documented here, wireless devices and networks are the very bedrock of Police State USA. The Gestapo's burgeoning wireless infrastructure consists of tens of thousands of gargantuan communications towers, hundreds of thousands of very small WiFi transmitters and an ever growing network of tiny bucket sensors being systematically mounted in and on nearly everything in our environment. All of these transmitters or transceivers generate radio frequency/microwave radiation in kilohertz, megahertz or gigahertz frequencies. With thousands of commercial and military satellites blasting additional microwaves at the earth, humanity now swims in a tasteless, odorless, invisible dense sea of toxic electromagnetic, cancer-causing, brain altering frequencies that are nearly impossible for laymen to assess and monitor."
Life: A journey through time http://www.lifethroughtime.com/
Click on "Start the Journey" and then on "View the Slideshow" - 86 stunningly magnificent pictures - an enthralling review of how life emerged, adapted and evolved on Earth. A must see!
911 Solution - The big clue everyone missed (9 mn 40 s - 15 févr. 2007) In case you missed this... http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2769765528126140323&q=9%2F%2F11+solution
A very specific and measurable program to manipulate public opinion began within minutes of the September 11 attacks. Many "myths" ... all » about what happened on 9/11 were presented as facts by the US mass media long before anyone could have possibly had the information or done the research to verify them. CLIP
9/11 Mysteries (Full Length, High Quality) 1 hr 30 min 41 sec - Sep 15, 2006 http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6708190071483512003&pr=goog-sl
Description: This is a brand new public domain 9/11 Truth documentary about the controlled demolition of the World Trade Center complex. Just released, further confirmation that solving 911 mysteries holds the key to reclaiming our collective destiny on prison planet Earth! Recommended by Antares (email@example.com)
Servas International http://www.servas.org/indexen.htm
SERVAS is an international peace organization (NGO) and hospitality network that tries to promote peace through personal contacts.
National Effort to End the War and Impeach Bush and Cheney
The National Committee to Impeach for Peace announces a coordinated effort to organize a US corporate shopping boycott April 15 (Tax day) to April 22 (Earth Day) to end the Iraq war and Impeach Bush and Cheney. We are asking people to suspend corporate shopping for one week by delaying major purchases, avoiding chain stores and shopping malls, and finding local retailers and small business owners to support.
The message to corporate America -we are not buying it- is a response to Bush's declaration after 9/11 to quietly go shopping. We are not going to be quiet in the face of torture, WMD lies, civil liberty losses and hundreds of thousands civilian deaths. Endorse the Shopping Boycott at: http://www.wearenotbuyingit.org/
Recommended by Peter Phillips (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Impeach07 Campaign Launched (22 February 2007) http://www.atlanticfreepress.com/content/view/1026/81/
A growing network of organizations and individuals has launched a new campaign to pursue the immediate impeachment of George Bush and Dick Cheney through widespread public protest, creative dissent, media activism, education, and coordinated lobbying. Members of the Impeach07 campaign believe that Bush and Cheney have committed high crimes and misdemeanors, including - among many others - misleading the nation into an aggressive war, spying in open violation of the law, and sanctioning the use of torture. The campaign is demanding that Congress Members hold Cheney and Bush accountable through the Constitutional remedy of impeachment.Impeach07 exists to organize people throughout the U.S. to demand that Congress impeach. Newsweek reported in October that a majority of Americans favor impeachment, and in January that 58% said they wished the Bush administration were over. Impeach07 will draw on this energy to mobilize people from all walks of life. As Howard Zinn, noted historian, has said, "Only a great popular upheaval can push both Republicans and Democrats into compliance with the national will." CLIP
Tsunami from outer space: Please prepare yourselves for unimaginable destruction in the weeks ahead http://godlikeproductions.com/bbs/message.php?page=1&messageid=347287&showdate=2/23/07&mpage=1
This is an unimaginable long thread of posts from someone who claims a HUGE shockwave from deep space will hit the Earth around March 9 that will unleash "Tsunamis, flash flooding, unbelievably strong winds, hurricanes to the power of one hundred and spectacular electric storms. Katrina will look like a romantic romp in the park on a damp summers day. (...) The shockwave will take out the seas and unleash storms, while the
core of the band, when it hits home, MAY have an effect several times the order of a distributed electro-magnetic pulse attack. I say MAY because that depends on the nature of the energy propelling the band, and as far as I can gather, there exists as yet no real consensus, just speculation." and all kinds of comments on all this. -- As reported by Irene Haughey (email@example.com) NOTE from Jean: godlikeproductions.com is a place notorious for all kinds of wild claims that never materialize. So to me this is all bogus (Irene thinks likewise) but it gives an idea of the vile pleasure some take in spreading fear...
Once George Bush has got hold of a bad idea he just can't let it go (February 19, 2007) http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,2016222,00.html
(...) We watch plans for an attack on Iran unfold even as the official narrative for the run-up to the Iraq war unravels and the wisdom of that war stands condemned by death and destruction. As though on split screens, we pass seamlessly from reports of how they lied to get us into the last war, to scenes of carnage as a result of the war, to shots of them lying us into the next one. One moment we see the trial of Dick Cheney's former deputy, Lewis "Scooter" Libby, revealing how the administration sought to discredit critics of the plans to invade Iraq; the next we see them discrediting critics of their plans to attack Iran. On one page, newly released documents reveal how the defence department contorted evidence to justify bombing Baghdad; on the next, the administration is using suspect evidence to justify bombing Iran. "It is absolutely parallel," Philip Giraldi, a former CIA counter-terrorism specialist, told Vanity Fair magazine. "They're using the same dance steps - demonise the bad guys, the pretext of diplomacy, keep out of negotiations, use proxies. It is Iraq redux." (...) But most importantly, the region's biggest obstacle to peace and stability is not Iran but the US. The invasion of Iraq has both bolstered Iran's standing by installing a friendly Shia regime in Baghdad, and given Iran every reason to arm itself for fear of imminent attack from US bases now embedded on its border. Each time the White House issues threats against Iran, it strengthens the crude, anti-semitic prime minister Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who can rally the nation around a foreign enemy - a strategy with which Bush is all too familiar. "We have to throw away the notion the US could not do it because it is too tied up in Iraq," says Colonel Sam Gardiner, a former US air force officer who has carried out war games with Iran as the target. "It is an air operation." Like Keech before him, it seems once Bush has got hold of a bad idea he just can't let it go. Just because it is irresponsible, irrational, unpopular and unconscionable doesn't mean he won't do it. "History does not repeat itself," Mark Twain once wrote. "But it does rhyme."
Bush Faces Opposition on Iran Attack http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/022807F.shtml
Robert Parry writes, "A number of US military leaders, reportedly including the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, have waged an extraordinary behind-the-scenes resistance to what they fear is a secret plan by George W. Bush to wage war against Iran."
War with Iran?
Last Tuesday, a second US aircraft carrier arrived in the Sea of Oman off the southern coast of Iran1 giving a whole new meaning to the term "escalation." The Bush administration is hell-bent on sending up to 48,000 more troops to Iraq against the wishes of most Americans, but now it seems like they might not stop there. While the war in Iraq grows worse by the day, the White House seems to be turning its sights toward neighboring Iran which could escalate the current conflict into a regional one. This reckless move comes despite the fact that most experts believe diplomacy is the way to go with Iran. President Bush is out of control, and Congress needs to step in immediately to rein him in. Please sign this petition to Congress asking that they require the president seek their authorization before taking military action in Iran. Clicking here will add your name to the petition: http://pol.moveon.org/noescalationiniran/o.pl?id=9939-624754-lF_mCz=3
Please also support General Wesley Clark and Iraq veterans who have also mounted a petition against war with Iran, just announced today at http://www.StopIranWar.com
Hersh: US Developing Contingency Plan to Bomb Iran http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/022507Z.shtml
Despite the Bush administration's insistence it has no plans to go to war with Iran, a Pentagon panel has been created to plan a bombing attack that could be implemented within 24 hours of getting the go-ahead from President George W. Bush, investigative reporter Seymour Hersh reports in the latest issue of The New Yorker magazine.
US Generals "Will Quit" If Bush Orders Iran Attack http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/022607J.shtml
Some of America's most senior military commanders are prepared to resign if the White House orders a military strike against Iran, according to highly placed defence and intelligence sources. Tension in the Gulf region has raised fears that an attack on Iran is becoming increasingly likely before President George Bush leaves office. The Sunday Times has learnt that up to five generals and admirals are willing to resign rather than approve what they consider would be a reckless attack. "There are four or five generals and admirals we know of who would resign if Bush ordered an attack on Iran," a source with close ties to British intelligence said. "There is simply no stomach for it in the Pentagon, and a lot of people question whether such an attack would be effective or even possible." A British defence source confirmed that there were deep misgivings inside the Pentagon about a military strike. "All the generals are perfectly clear that they don't have the military capacity to take Iran on in any meaningful fashion. Nobody wants to do it and it would be a matter of conscience for them. "There are enough people who feel this would be an error of judgment too far for there to be resignations." A generals' revolt on such a scale would be unprecedented. "American generals usually stay and fight until they get fired," said a Pentagon source. Robert Gates, the defence secretary, has repeatedly warned against striking Iran and is believed to represent the view of his senior commanders. The threat of a wave of resignations coincided with a warning by Vice-President Dick Cheney that all options, including military action, remained on the table. He was responding to a comment by Tony Blair that it would not "be right to take military action against Iran". (...) Mann fears the administration is seeking to provoke Iran into a reaction that could be used as an excuse for an attack. A British official said the US navy was well aware of the risks of confrontation and was being "seriously careful" in the Gulf. The US air force is regarded as being more willing to attack Iran. General Michael Moseley, the head of the air force, cited Iran as the main likely target for American aircraft at a military conference earlier this month. According to a report in The New Yorker magazine, the Pentagon has already set up a working group to plan airstrikes on Iran. The panel initially focused on destroying Iran's nuclear facilities and on regime change but has more recently been instructed to identify targets in Iran that may be involved in supplying or aiding militants in Iraq. However, army chiefs fear an attack on Iran would backfire on American troops in Iraq and lead to more terrorist attacks, a rise in oil prices and the threat of a regional war. Britain is concerned that its own troops in Iraq might be drawn into any American conflict with Iran, regardless of whether the government takes part in the attack. One retired general who participated in the "generals' revolt" against Donald Rumsfeld's handling of the Iraq war said he hoped his former colleagues would resign in the event of an order to attack. "We don't want to take another initiative unless we've really thought through the consequences of our strategy," he warned.
Woman Colonel Urges Troops to Refuse Orders If US Attacks Iran http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/022807WA.shtml
Adding to the chorus of women leaders demanding that President Bush retreat from the possibility of war against Iran, retired Army Reserves Colonel and former high-ranking diplomat Ann Wright asked military personnel to refuse potentially imminent orders to attack Iran.
Israel Wants to Fly Over Iraq to Bomb Iran http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/022507B.shtml
Israel is negotiating with the United States for permission to fly over Iraq as part of a plan to attack Iran's nuclear facilities. To conduct surgical air strikes against Iran's nuclear program, Israeli war planes would need to fly across Iraq. But to do so the Israeli military authorities in Tel Aviv need permission from the Pentagon.
US Strike Would Not Destroy Iran Nuclear Sites http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/022407D.shtml
Any US attack against Iran could involve thousands of sorties and missile launches lasting weeks, but it still would not eliminate the country's nuclear program. A strike - something the Pentagon insists is not planned - would be hampered by lack of intelligence on the number and location of nuclear facilities dispersed throughout Iran.
US Baiting Iran Into First Strike http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/022107R.shtml
Hillary Mann Leverett, the former National Security Council director for Iranian and Persian Gulf affairs under the Bush administration from 2001 to 2004, has issued a sober warning to the public concerning Bush's intentions with Iran. In a recent interview on CNN, she accused the Bush administration of "trying to push a provocative, accidental conflict" with Iran as a pretext to justify "limited strikes" against the country's crucial nuclear and military infrastructures.
U.S. War with Iran would be Navy, Air Force show: Analysts http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?F=2572013&C=america
The attack would probably come by air. Waves of U.S. cruise missiles and warplanes loaded with smart weapons would swoop into Iran from the sea and land bases to destroy key Iranian nuclear facilities.
US Iran Intelligence "Is Incorrect" http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/022307J.shtml
The intelligence on Iran's nuclear facilities provided to UN inspectors by US spy agencies has turned out to be unfounded. At the heart of the debate are accusations - spearheaded by the US - that Iran is secretly trying to develop nuclear weapons. Most of the tip-offs about supposed secret weapons sites provided by the CIA and other US intelligence agencies have led to dead ends when investigated by International Atomic Energy Agency, inspectors. "Most of it has turned out to be incorrect," a diplomat at the IAEA with detailed knowledge of the agency's investigations said.
The Fatal Flaw By William Thomas (February 21st, 2007) http://www.willthomas.net/Blog/2007/02/21/the-fatal-flaw-by-william-thomas/
What if "Made In China" microchips inadvertently installed in American weapons systems throughout the Persian Gulf were to suddenly fail during a U.S. attack on Iran? While the consequences depicted here by a former member of the U.S. military are hypothetical, there is little fiction in this scenario. (...) While the above account is obviously hypothetical, this scenario presents a true and precise depiction of US and Israeli military vulnerabilities from Chinese-supplied microchips. So far, numerous "broken arrow" nuclear weapons accidents have not resulted in a detonation as described here. But in-flight fuel system shutdowns and accidental ordnance releases are regularly triggered by accidental electronic interference-sometimes with calamitous results (Google JEMI; see Scorched Earth by William Thomas). The raid on North Korea, the "womb room" tests, the nano-graffiti, the destruction of an advanced "Keyhole" spy satellite by a Chinese EMP, 9/11's implanted false radar returns, and the shootdown of Flight 93 over Pennsylvania are factual events-just as a White House plan to invade Iran under the guise of offering assistance for a precipitated nuclear catastrophe, and Israel's atomic response already secretly in place in Iran are likewise confirmed by multiple, trusted sources. Is anybody listening? MORE on this in "Faulty Chips Could Cripple U.S. Attack On Iran" - Have "designed-to-fail" microchips set up the United States military for a disastrous defeat in Bush's looming showdown with Iran? Has a Wal-Mart mentality fatally undermined the U.S. war machine with microscopic flaws? This reporter has learned that the United States military communications, surveillance and weapons systems are using Chinese semiconductors that can be accidentally or purposefully deactivated by an electromagnetic pulse delivered at the start of a conflict. "It's a 50-50 coin toss whether you have bad material," an army technician recently told two U.S. military intelligence agents. "There's no way to identify which ones are and which ones are not the problem children. You won't know until you roll."
Iraq Crackdown "Doomed to Fail" http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/022607K.shtml
Iraqi Shiite militia leader Moqtada al-Sadr says the US-backed security crackdown in Baghdad is doomed to fail and that no security plan would work unless Iraq's government assumed full responsibility for protecting its citizens. Mr. Sadr, once again called on the Americans to withdraw from Iraq.
At 180 a day, January attacks on occupation forces hit highest level http://www.estripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=43911
Attacks against occupation forces in Iraq averaged nearly 180 a day in January, the highest level since major combat operations ended and more than double the rate one year ago, according to intelligence officials.
VIDEO | Hersh: Bush Funneling Money to al Qaeda-Related Groups MUST SEE - ASTOUNDING DISCOVERIES! http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/022607A.shtml
Seymour Hersh reports that the Bush administration is funding anti-Shiite Sunnis linked to al Qaeda without Congressional approval and without appropriate appropriation. Hersh speculates that the money is coming from the pallet-loads of cash floating around Iraq and has already reached "three Sunni jihadist groups." He says, flatly, that the president is "supporting groups indirectly that are involved with the same people that did 9/11."
GIs Petition Congress to End Iraq War http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/022607D.shtml
Correspondent Lara Logan heard dissension in the ranks from a large group of service members who are fed up and have decided to go public. They're not going AWOL, they're not disobeying orders or even refusing to fight in Iraq. But they are doing something unthinkable to many in uniform: bypassing the chain of command to denounce a war they're in the middle of fighting.
100,000 on London anti-war march demand all troops out of Iraq (Feb 24) http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/article.php?article_id=10801
A huge demonstration filled the streets of central London today, calling for all occupying troops to be withdrawn from Iraq, no replacement of Britain's nuclear weapons system and no attack on Iran.
Gore's Other Global Warning: Iraq War http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/022607L.shtml
"As Al Gore steps into the national spotlight because of the Academy Awards and his global-warming documentary 'An Inconvenient Truth,' it's worth remembering that in fall 2002, Gore sought to warn the American people about another 'inconvenient truth,' the folly of invading Iraq," writes Robert Parry.
Americans Underestimate Iraqi Death Toll http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/022407C.shtml
Americans are keenly aware of how many US forces have lost their lives in Iraq, but they woefully underestimate the number of Iraqi civilians who have been killed.
Oily Truth Emerges In Iraq (February 21, 2007) http://www.nydailynews.com/02-21-2007/news/story/499341p-421044c.html
hroughout nearly four years of the daily mayhem and carnage in Iraq, President Bush and his aides in the White House have scoffed at even the slightest suggestion that the U.S. military occupation has anything to do with oil.The President presumably would have us all believe that if Iraq had the world's second-largest supply of bananas instead of petroleum, American troops would still be there. Now comes new evidence of the big prize in Iraq that rarely gets mentioned at White House briefings. A proposed new Iraqi oil and gas law began circulating last week among that country's top government leaders and was quickly leaked to various Internet sites - before it has even been presented to the Iraqi parliament. Under the proposed law, Iraq's immense oil reserves would not simply be opened to foreign oil exploration, as many had expected. Amazingly, executives from those companies would actually be given seats on a new Federal Oil and Gas Council that would control all of Iraq's reserves.In other words, Chevron, ExxonMobil, British Petroleum and the other Western oil giants could end up on the board of directors of the Iraqi Federal Oil and Gas Council, while Iraq's own national oil company would become just another competitor. The new law would grant the council virtually all power to develop policies and plans for undeveloped oil fields and to review and change all exploration and production contracts. Since most of Iraq's 73 proven petroleum fields have yet to be developed, the new council would instantly become a world energy powerhouse. "We're talking about trillions of dollars of oil that are at stake," said Raed Jarrar, an independent Iraqi journalist and blogger who obtained an Arabic copy of the draft law and posted an English-language translation on his Web site over the weekend. CLIP
A War Conspiracy Documented (February 21, 2007) http://www.tompaine.com/articles/2007/02/21/a_war_conspiracy_documented.php
The now-infamous Downing Street documents showed how President George Bush managed his move to war by fitting intelligence to his policy, and by refusing to accept the reports of United Nations inspectors who could find no Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. Now there is a new hot document that confirms that Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair intended to sucker Saddam into war. It demonstrates that this aim was present long before the Bush-Blair talks, and indeed that provocation formed an integral feature of the U.S. war plan. CLIP
The Iraq Effect: War Has Increased Terrorism Sevenfold Worldwide http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/022707D.shtml
Mother Jones presents an eight-part series explaining the effects of the Iraq war, its players, politics, cost in treasure and lives, and long-term implications.
Whatever It Takes - The politics of the man behind "24." (19 February 2007) http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/022607H.shtml
(...) Each season of "24," which has been airing on Fox since 2001, depicts a single, panic-laced day in which Jack Bauer - a heroic C.T.U. agent, played by Kiefer Sutherland-must unravel and undermine a conspiracy that imperils the nation. Terrorists are poised to set off nuclear bombs or bioweapons, or in some other way annihilate entire cities. The twisting story line forces Bauer and his colleagues to make a series of grim choices that pit liberty against security. Frequently, the dilemma is stark: a resistant suspect can either be accorded due process - allowing a terrorist plot to proceed - or be tortured in pursuit of a lead. Bauer invariably chooses coercion. With unnerving efficiency, suspects are beaten, suffocated, electrocuted, drugged, assaulted with knives, or more exotically abused; almost without fail, these suspects divulge critical secrets. The show's appeal, however, lies less in its violence than in its giddily literal rendering of a classic thriller trope: the "ticking time bomb" plot. Each hour-long episode represents an hour in the life of the characters, and every minute that passes onscreen brings the United States a minute closer to doomsday. (Surnow came up with this concept, which he calls the show's "trick.") As many as half a dozen interlocking stories unfold simultaneously - frequently on a split screen-and a digital clock appears before and after every commercial break, marking each second with an ominous clang. The result is a riveting sensation of narrative velocity. (...) Since September 11th, depictions of torture have become much more common on American television. Before the attacks, fewer than four acts of torture appeared on prime-time television each year, according to Human Rights First, a nonprofit organization. Now there are more than a hundred, and, as David Danzig, a project director at Human Rights First, noted, "the torturers have changed. It used to be almost exclusively the villains who tortured. Today, torture is often perpetrated by the heroes." The Parents' Television Council, a nonpartisan watchdog group, has counted what it says are sixty-seven torture scenes during the first five seasons of "24" - more than one every other show. Melissa Caldwell, the council's senior director of programs, said, "'24' is the worst offender on television: the most frequent, most graphic, and the leader in the trend of showing the protagonists using torture." (...) Although reports of abuses by U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, have angered much of the world, the response of Americans has been more tepid. Finnegan attributes the fact that "we are generally more comfortable and more accepting of this," in part, to the popularity of "24," which has a weekly audience of fifteen million viewers, and has reached millions more through DVD sales. The third expert at the meeting was Tony Lagouranis, a former Army interrogator in the war in Iraq. He told the show's staff that DVDs of shows such as "24" circulate widely among soldiers stationed in Iraq. Lagouranis said to me, "People watch the shows, and then walk into the interrogation booths and do the same things they've just seen." CLIP
BBC Reported Building 7 Had Collapsed 20 Minutes Before It Fell (Feb 27, 2007) http://prisonplanet.com/articles/february2007/260207building7.htm
Revealing, shocking video shows reporter talking about collapse with WTC 7 still standing in background, Google removes clip (...) The fact that the BBC reported on the collapse of Building 7 over twenty minutes in advance of its implosion obviously provokes a myriad of questions as to how they knew it was about to come down when the official story says its collapse happened accidentally as a result of fire damage and debris weakening the building's structure. (...) This footage is absolutely amazing and should provoke a firestorm of new questions aimed both at Silverstein and the BBC. Who told the BBC that the building was going to collapse before it did and why were they reporting its fall in advance of the event actually taking place?Many have speculated that some kind of press release was leaked too soon and AP wires, radio stations and TV news outlets prematurely reported on WTC 7's collapse.The video also severely undermines the credibility of the BBC who recently caused controversy by airing a 9/11 hit piece that sought to debunk questions that bring the official story into doubt. CLIP
Nations Push for Cluster Bomb Treaty (Feb 23, 2007 ) http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/N/NORWAY_CLUSTER_BOMBS?SITE=FLTAM&SECTION=HOME
OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Forty-six countries agreed Friday to push for a global treaty banning cluster bombs, a move activists hope will force the superpowers that oppose the effort - the U.S., China and Russia - to abandon the weapons. Organizers said the declaration was needed despite the absence of key nations at a conference in the Norwegian capital to avoid a potential humanitarian disaster posed by unexploded cluster munitions. Cluster bomblets are packed by the hundreds into artillery shells, bombs or missiles which scatter them over vast areas, with some failing to explode immediately. The unexploded bomblets can then lie dormant for years after conflicts end until they are disturbed, often by children attracted by their small size and bright colors. Of the 49 countries attending the Oslo conference, only three - Japan, Poland and Romania - rejected the declaration calling for a treaty by next year. Some key arms makers - including the U.S., Russia, Israel and China - snubbed the conference. But even deeply skeptical nations like Canada, Britain and Germany, were swayed to join the Norwegian-led initiative in what activists hailed as a major step forward. CLIP
Italy to Try 25 CIA Agents, Others for Kidnapping http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/021607A.shtml
An Italian judge Friday indicted 26 Americans and five Italians in the abduction of an Egyptian terror suspect on a Milan street in what would be the first criminal trial stemming from the CIA's extraordinary rendition program.
The US psychological torture system is finally on trial (February 23, 2007) http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,2019580,00.html?gusrc=rss&feed=1
America has deliberately driven hundreds, perhaps thousands, of prisoners insane. Now it is being held to account in a Miami court - Something remarkable is going on in a Miami courtroom. The cruel methods US interrogators have used since September 11 to "break" prisoners are finally being put on trial. This was not supposed to happen. The Bush administration's plan was to put José Padilla on trial for allegedly being part of a network linked to international terrorists. But Padilla's lawyers are arguing that he is not fit to stand trial because he has been driven insane by the government. CLIP
Routine Practices of Torture by US Forces in Iraq: Testimony of Abbas Z. Abid to the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission (February 23, 2007) http://www.uruknet.info/?p=30872 WARNING: The descriptions of torture endured by this 43 year old Iraqi electric engineer and the unimaginable sufferings he thus incurred are so extreme and so disturbing that I chose to not quote any of this here. But if you do want to realize the level of inhumanity where the United States military and its Iraqi counterpart have descended into, try to bring yourself to read this absolutely horrific account.
Cheney Safe After Attack on Air Base in Afghanistan (Feb. 27) http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aFw57zOk2emc&refer=home
Vice President Dick Cheney was unhurt when Bagram air base in Afghanistan came under attack during his visit, U.S. military spokesman David Accetta said. At least 19 people were killed in the incident, Associated Press said. The attack occurred at the front gate to the base, the spokesman said. Cheney, who stayed at Bagram overnight, is "fine," his spokeswoman Lea Anne McBride said. CLIP
A Dossier on Civilian Victims of United States' Aerial Bombing of Afghanistan http://www.cursor.org/stories/civilian_deaths.htm
"What causes the documented high level of civilian casualties -- 3,000 - 3,400 [October 7, 2001 throughs March 2002] civilian deaths -- in the U.S. air war upon Afghanistan? The explanation is the apparent willingness of U.S. military strategists to fire missiles into and drop bombs upon, heavily populated areas of Afghanistan." (...) This dossier makes six major points. First, the U.S. bombing upon Afghanistan has been a low bombing intensity, high civilian casualty campaign [in both absolute terms and relative to other U.S. air campaigns]. Secondly, this has happened notwithstanding the far greater accuracy of the weapons because of U.S. military planners decisions to employ powerful weapons in populated regions and to bomb what are dubious military targets. Thirdly, the U.S. mainstream corporate media has been derelict in its non-reporting of civilian casualties when ample evidence existed from foreign places that the U.S. air war upon Afghanistan was creating such casualties in large numbers. Fourthly, the decision by U.S. military planners to execute such a bombing campaign reveals and reflects the differential values they place upon Afghan and American lives. Fifth, this report counters the dangerous notion that the United States can henceforth wage a war and only kill enemy combatants. Sixth, the U.S. bombing campaign has targeted numerous civilian facilities and the heavy use of cluster bombs, will have a lasting legacy born by one of the poorest, most desperate peoples of our world. In sum, though not intended to be, the U.S. bombing campaign which began on the evening of October 7th, has been a war upon the people, the homes, the farms and the villages of Afghanistan, as well as upon the Taliban and Al Qaeda. CLIP
The latest on RFID tags: VeriChip Admits Failure To Disclose Implant Chip Risks http://miami.indymedia.org/news/2007/02/7649.php
(...) "Potential investors should be told how a hacker can simply walk by a chipped person and clone his or her VeriChip signal, a threat demonstrated by security researcher Jonathan Westhues months ago," says McIntyre, who is a former federal bank examiner. "Omitting the cloning threat from its SEC documents is a serious oversight that could affect the value of VeriChip's stock. This is materially relevant information, considering VeriChip's claim that its product could be used to tighten security in facilities like nuclear power plants," she adds. CLIP
Affidavit: McVeigh had high-level help http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_5271117
According to Oklahoma bombing conspirator, ranking officials were involved in the attack - (...) McVeigh and Nichols were the only defendants indicted in the bombing. However, Nichols alleges others were involved. McVeigh told him he was recruited for undercover missions while serving in the military, according to Nichols. He says he learned sometime in 1995 that there had been a change in the bombing target and that McVeigh was upset by that. "There, in what I believe was an accidental slip of the tongue, McVeigh revealed the identity of a high-ranking FBI official who was apparently directing McVeigh in the bomb plot," Nichols says in the affidavit. CLIP
Millions of Americans Living in Severe Poverty http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/022307E.shtml
The McClatchy analysis found that the number of severely poor Americans grew by 26 percent from 2000 to 2005. That's 56 percent faster than the overall poverty population grew in the same period.
Gov't estimates 754,000 homeless people http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070228/ap_on_go_ot/homeless
The nation has three-quarters of a million homeless people, filling emergency shelters through the year and spilling into special seasonal shelters in the coldest months, the government said Wednesday.
Prescription drug deaths skyrocket 68 percent over five years as Americans swallow more pills (February 22, 2007) http://www.newstarget.com/021635.html
(...) "The entire drug industry, including the monopolistic drug giants and their FDA co-conspirator, has clearly become the single greatest threat to the health and safety of the American people," Adams said. "And yet the FDA continues to push more drugs onto more Americans than ever before, all while pretending these drugs are safe and effective when, in reality, they are neither. Today's pharmaceutical industry is a massive fraud being perpetrated against the American people, propped up by illegal trade practices, monopolistic behavior and outright criminal behavior on the part of the FDA." CLIP
Jesus: Tales from the Crypt (February 23, 2007) http://time-blog.com/middle_east/2007/02/jesus_tales_from_the_crypt.html
Brace yourself. James Cameron, the man who brought you 'The Titanic' is back with another blockbuster. This time, the ship he's sinking is Christianity.In a new documentary, Producer Cameron and his director, Simcha Jacobovici, make the starting claim that Jesus wasn't resurrected --the cornerstone of Christian faith-- and that his burial cave was discovered near Jerusalem. And, get this, Jesus sired a son with Mary Magdelene. No, it's not a re-make of "The Da Vinci Codes'. It's supposed to be true.Let's go back 27 years, when Israeli construction workers were gouging out the foundations for a new building in the industrial park in the Talpiyot, a Jerusalem suburb. of Jerusalem. The earth gave way, revealing a 2,000 year old cave with 10 stone caskets. Archologists were summoned, and the stone caskets carted away for examination. It took 20 years for experts to decipher the names on the ten tombs. They were: Jesua, son of Joseph, Mary, Mary, Mathew, Jofa and Judah, son of Jesua.Israel's prominent archeologist Professor Amos Kloner didn't associate the crypt with the New Testament Jesus. His father, after all, was a humble carpenter who couldn't afford a luxury crypt for his family. And all were common Jewish names. There was also this little inconvenience that a few miles away, in the old city of Jerusalem, Christians for centuries had been worshipping the empty tomb of Christ at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Christ's resurrection, after all, is the main foundation of the faith, proof that a boy born to a carpenter's wife in a manger is the Son of God. But film-makers Cameron and Jacobovici claim to have amassed evidence through DNA tests, archeological evidence and Biblical studies, that the 10 coffins belong to Jesus and his family.Ever the showman, (Why does this remind me of the impresario in another movie,"King Kong", whose hubris blinds him to the dangers of an angry and very large ape?) Cameron is holding a New York press conference on Monday at which he will reveal three coffins, supposedly those of Jesus of Nazareth, his mother Mary and Mary Magdalene. News about the film, which will be shown soon on Discovery Channel, Britain's Channel 4, Canada's Vision, and Israel's Channel 8, has been a hot blog topic in the Middle East (check out a personal favorite: Israelity Bites) Here in the Holy Land, Biblical Archeology is a dangerous profession. This 90-minute documentary is bound to outrage Christians and stir up a titanic debate between believers and skeptics. Stay tuned. NOTE: If you go at the URL above you'll find HUNDREDS of comments on this ... Just amazing the level of attention this will get and the heated reactions it will provoke.... Like kicking a nest of angry hornets...
The Prophet of Garbage - March 2007 Issue, Popular Science http://www.popsci.com/popsci/science/873aae7bf86c0110vgnvcm1000004eecbccdrcrd.html
The Plasma Converter ... can consume nearly any type of waste - from dirty diapers to chemical weapons - by annihilating toxic materials in a process ... called plasma gasification. A 650-volt current passing between two electrodes rips electrons from the air, converting the gas into plasma. The plasma arc is so powerful, it disintegrates trash into its constituent elements by tearing apart molecular bonds. The system is capable of breaking down pretty much anything except nuclear waste. The only by-products are an obsidian-like glass [and] a mixture of primarily hydrogen and carbon monoxide that can be converted into a variety of marketable fuels, including ethanol, natural gas and hydrogen. Perhaps the most amazing part of the process is that it's self-sustaining. Once the cycle is under way, the 2,200Â°F syngas is fed into a cooling system, generating steam that drives turbines to produce electricity. About two thirds of the power is siphoned off to run the converter; the rest can be used on-site for heating or electricity, or sold back to the utility grid. Even a blackout would not stop the operation of the facility. New York City is already paying an astronomical $90 a ton to get rid of its trash. According to Startech, a few 2,000-ton-per-day plasma-gasification plants could do it for $36. Sell the syngas and surplus electricity, and you'd actually net $15 a ton. But the decision-making bureaucracy can be slow, and it is hamstrung by the politically well-connected waste-disposal industry. Startech isn't the only company using plasma to turn waste into a source of clean energy. A handful of start-ups -Geoplasma, Recovered Energy, PyroGenesis, EnviroArc and Plasco Energy, among others -have entered the market in the past decade. Note: Why isn't this amazing, proven machine and technology making front page headlines? Read this exciting article to find how it is already being used. For why you don't know about it, click here. And for another amazing new energy source not yet reported in the major media, click here.
Cheap solar power poised to undercut oil and gas by half (February 18, 2007) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2007/02/19/ccview19.xml
Within five years, solar power will be cheap enough to compete with carbon-generated electricity. In a decade, the cost may have fallen so dramatically that solar cells could undercut oil, gas, coal and nuclear power by up to half. Anil Sethi, the chief executive of the Swiss start-up company Flisom, says he looks forward to the day - not so far off - when entire cities in America and Europe generate their heating, lighting and air-conditioning needs from solar films on buildings with enough left over to feed a surplus back into the grid. The secret? A piece of dark polymer foil, as thin a sheet of paper. It is so light it can be stuck to the sides of buildings. It can be mass-produced in cheap rolls like packaging - in any colour. The "tipping point" will arrive when the capital cost of solar power falls below $1 (51p) per watt, roughly the cost of carbon power. The best options today vary from $3 to $4 per watt - down from $100 in the late 1970s. Mr Sethi believes his product will cut the cost to 80 cents per watt within five years, and 50 cents in a decade. "We don't need subsidies, we just need governments to get out of the way and do no harm," he said. Solar use [has] increased dramatically in Japan and above all Germany, where Berlin's green energy law passed in 2004 forces the grid to buy surplus electricity from households at a fat premium. The tipping point in Germany and Japan came once households [understood] that they could undercut their unloved utilities. Credit Lyonnais believes the rest of the world will soon join the stampede. Needless to say, electricity utilities are watching the solar revolution with horror. - More such news summary from Fred Burks at http://www.wanttoknow.info/070223newsmandatoryvaccines
Global Warming: The Quick Fix Is In (February 20, 2007) VERY DANGEROUS SCHEMES!! http://www.fpif.org/fpiftxt/4006
Hopes for the Kyoto Protocol are fading, and carbon trading is a farce. To arrest climate change, industrialized states can either "bite the bullet" and adopt socially responsible policies to dramatically cut fossil fuel use and useless consumption. Or they can hope for a "silver bullet"-some new techno-fix that might let them continue to pollute and avoid human extinction. The silver bullet may be winning.At the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the U.S. government is lobbying for "geoengineering" activities such as deliberately polluting the stratosphere to deflect sunlight and lower temperatures. At least nine national governments and the European Union (EU) have supported experiments to spread iron filings on the ocean surface to nurture plankton and sequester carbon dioxide. At least a dozen additional countries are involved in the modification of stratospheric weather. Commercial carbon traders are engaging in ocean fertilization as well. This experimentation by governments and corporations is taking place in the absence of public discussion.Global warming demonstrates that we have already geoengineered the earth's climate. However, the notion that we can successfully correct our unintentional destructiveness with intentional geoengineering seems far-fetched. For the governments who caused the problem to experiment together on geoengineering solutions is a grave miscalculation. To do so outside the UN and without the participation of the Global South, which bears the brunt of global warming and would likely bear the risks of geoengineering, is politically and ethically suspect. (...) iron fertilization could theoretically sterilize portions of the Pacific. (...) Critics of industrial-scale iron fertilization schemes point out that "the oceans' food webs and biogeochemical cycles would be altered in unintended ways."20 Others note that iron may not be the ocean's only nutrient "deficiency"-researchers have identified silicate as a crucial component in carbon export, for example-but each "correction" to ocean water composition could have unintended effects. According to U.S. and Canadian scientists writing in the journal Science, if carbon-trading schemes make it profitable for companies to engage in ocean fertilization, "the cumulative effects of many such implementations would result in large-scale consequences-a classic 'tragedy of the commons.'"21 Mark Lawrence of the Max-Planck-Institute in Germany adds that large-scale iron fertilization could have unintended atmospheric and climatic impacts-including ozone depletion and intensified ultraviolet levels on the Earth's surface. (...) The current U.S. administration and its counterparts in China and Russia are not likely to shy away from geoengineering the stratosphere or the ocean in order to save their oil industries or ward off disaster from their coastal cities. But they should. Geoengineering is the wrong response to climate change. Experimentation that could alter the structure of the oceans or the stratosphere should not proceed without thorough and informed public debate on its consequences, and only with UN authorization. Geoengineering must not be undertaken unilaterally by any nation. CLIP
Eighteen Months After Katrina - Preview of the future of Western civilization... http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/022707N.shtml
"Half of the homes in New Orleans still do not have electricity," writes Bill Quigley. Continuing: "Louisiana received $10 billion to fix up housing. Over 109,000 homeowners applied for federal funds to fix up their homes. Eighteen months later, fewer than 700 families have received this federal assistance.... Visitors to New Orleans can still stay in fine hotels and dine at great restaurants. But less than a five-minute drive away lie miles of devastated neighborhoods that shock visitors. Locals call it 'the Grand Canyon effect' - you know about it, you have seen it on TV, but when you see it in person it can take your breath away."
Great Andean Glacier "Will Melt to Nothing by 2012" http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/021607EA.shtml
The principal glacier of the world's biggest tropical ice-cap could disappear within five years as a result of global warming, one of the world's leading glaciologists predicted yesterday.
Global Warming Worries to Boost Renewables http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/022707EC.shtml
Three decades after former US president Jimmy Carter experimented with solar panels on the White House roof, grim UN warnings about climate change may kick-start wider global use of renewable energy.
As Earth Warms, Lawsuits Mount http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/022207EA.shtml
The growing scientific consensus on global warming may prompt more than high-level policy decisions. It could also trigger more lawsuits. Perhaps the most far-reaching lawsuit is Massachusetts v. Environmental Protection Agency, now pending before the US Supreme Court.
Global Warming: Enough to Make You Sick http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/022607N.shtml
The spread of human disease has become one of the most worrisome subplots in the story of global warming. Incremental temperature changes have begun to redraw the distribution of bacteria, insects and plants, exposing new populations to diseases that they have never seen before.
Wall Street Adds Climate Change to Bottom Line http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/022707F.shtml
In the latest sign that global climate change is becoming a major factor for investors, potentially the largest private takeover in the nation's history has environmentalists' fingerprints all over it.
The Global Revolution http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/022607ED.shtml
Jeffrey Sachs writes: "The world is in the midst of a great political transformation, in which climate change has moved to the center of national and global politics. For politicians in persistent denial about the need to act, including US president Bush, Australian prime minister John Howard, and Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper, there is no longer any place to hide. The science is clear, manmade changes in climate are being felt, and the electorate's demand for action is growing. Though unlikely just a few months ago, a strong global agreement by 2010, one that will set a path for action for decades to come, now stands a good chance of being implemented."
Schwarzenegger Forges Greenhouse Gas Alliance With US States http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/022707O.shtml
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday signed an agreement with four western US states to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Schwarzenegger has inked a memorandum of understanding to create a joint strategy with Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington to combat global warming.
Southern Ocean Being "Strangled" by Greenhouse Gases http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/022207EB.shtml
The pristine Southern Ocean, which swirls around the Antarctic and absorbs vast amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, is slowly losing a fight against the industrial gases responsible for global warming.
Great Barrier Reef Polluted by Pesticides http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/022207EC.shtml
The Great Barrier Reef, already under threat from global warming, is also being affected by pollutants and pesticides from the land carried into the sea by flooded rivers, satellite images show.
World Bank Encouraging Deforestation http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/022307EB.shtml
The World Bank has released a report encouraging the Indonesian government to create vast timber plantations that would damage local ecosystems and livelihood, in order to encourage economic growth.
Al Gore's Personal Energy Use Is His Own "Inconvenient Truth" (February 26, 2007) http://www.tennesseepolicy.org/main/article.php?article_id=367
Gore's home uses more than 20 times the national average Last night, Al Gore's global-warming documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, collected an Oscar for best documentary feature, but the Tennessee Center for Policy Research has found that Gore deserves a gold statue for hypocrisy. Gore's mansion, located in the posh Belle Meade area of Nashville, consumes more electricity every month than the average American household uses in an entire year, according to the Nashville Electric Service (NES). In his documentary, the former Vice President calls on Americans to conserve energy by reducing electricity consumption at home. The average household in America consumes 10,656 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year, according to the Department of Energy. In 2006, Gore devoured nearly 221,000 kWh-more than 20 times the national average. Last August alone, Gore burned through 22,619 kWh-guzzling more than twice the electricity in one month than an average American family uses in an entire year. As a result of his energy consumption, Gore's average monthly electric bill topped $1,359. Since the release of An Inconvenient Truth, Gore's energy consumption has increased from an average of 16,200 kWh per month in 2005, to 18,400 kWh per month in 2006. Gore's extravagant energy use does not stop at his electric bill. Natural gas bills for Gore's mansion and guest house averaged $1,080 per month last year. "As the spokesman of choice for the global warming movement, Al Gore has to be willing to walk the walk, not just talk the talk, when it comes to home energy use," said Tennessee Center for Policy Research President Drew Johnson. In total, Gore paid nearly $30,000 in combined electricity and natural gas bills for his Nashville estate in 2006.
Honeybees Vanish, Leaving Crops and Keepers in Peril http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/022707H.shtml
David Bradshaw has endured countless stings during his life as a beekeeper, but he got the shock of his career when he opened his boxes last month and found half of his 100 million bees missing. In 24 states throughout the country, beekeepers have gone through similar shocks as their bees have been disappearing inexplicably at an alarming rate, threatening not only their livelihoods but also the production of numerous crops.
Morgellons disease: Managing a mysterious skin condition - from the Mayo Clinic http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/morgellons-disease/SN00043
Morgellons disease is mysterious and controversial. Here you'll find answers to common questions about Morgellons disease - and suggestions for coping with it.
Date: 14 Feb 2007
From: Lea Rothrock (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Comment about 2012
I look very forward to reading the responses you get to your invitation for readers' ideas about what will happen in or around 2012. Here's mine: Nature and history both show us that life on this planet moves through cycles: the seasons, the rise and fall of empires, the flow of ages, eras and epochs. Just as an atom can be seen as a microcosm of a solar system, so can nature's four seasons be seen as a microcosm of the change we experience on Earth. Moving into a new season tends not to be abrupt and drastic - signs of the new will appear long before the official start point, and the old will hang on and periodically reassert itself well into the new. It's the same with history. Empires and ages are born, they thrive, they decline and die. None of this happens in a day, or a year. I think it's impossible for us to tell yet what specifics 2012 will hold (thanks to the Illuminati), but I'd be willing to bet that whatever happens, it will be a real-time, 3D,Earth-based extension of what we have now.
Date: 18 Feb 2007
Subject: Kathleen's letter
From: "Stan Stanfield" email@example.com">
You asked for responses to Kathleen Beatty's letter. I must say I agree with her. I don't really know about 2012. I am leery of channelled material. It is obvious that a lot of it is spurious. But then, a lot of it is very inspiring - and feels 'right'. I just take it in, and see how it resonates within me. That's all that I can trust. What I would hate to see happen is that so many people get so caught up in the mindset of something happening in 2012 that they don't live their lives in & from the moment, and do all they can NOW to make the world a better place, starting with themselves. That should be reason enough to live a life of consciousness. One doesn't have to do it in anticipation of 2012. Today is what counts - our meditations, our interactions with one another and with the natural world, etc. - and let the future unfold from there. Fair enough to be inspired, in life. A song, a sunset, a relationship, a random act of kindness. But let's not get fixated on something down the road somewhere. What will be, will be. I don't mean that in a strictly fatalistic sense. I mean it in the sense of practicing the presence.
And thank you, Jean, for practicing the presence so well. You are an inspiration. And that's what I mean.
Regarding 2012...I'm sure we've all been asked a few times 'what does this mean to us?'. I know I have, and so a response.
This is what I have been saying: First of all let's set a ground rule. There is no such thing as fiction. We are the creators on this planet so much so that even the E.T.'s do not interfere it appears to be a law of theirs, sort of like the one for the Startrek crew. Second are we talking in the realm of a limited God or an unlimited God? (And where does that God dwell?)
Everything that has ever been written is either happening, did happen or is going to happen.. on this planet, in this dimension or one of who knows how many others.
We are the creators and what we write, think and focus on happens.. Especially if enough people are focused on it. It just so happens that because of the Internet more people are aware of the Mayan calendar than could ever have been imagined twenty years ago. So it will happen.
What will happen? Well, 2012 solstice will come and go and between now and then, during and following there will be a slurry of events depending on where your minds vision/emotional baggage is.
There will be everything from catastrophic, maelstrom events of storm, waves, shaking and even volcanoes and, of course, war
To include, nothing out of the ordinary, except to those who are consciously making an incredible, constant effort to be more conscious, more awake, more aware, i.e, doing something with their emotional baggage.
These awakening people may indeed, on or about 2012, notice that everything appears to be a little to quite different. Perception, interaction, cognition, even their physical movement may be somewhat different. Better, worse -- who can say from where we are now.
Is it good or bad that Dr's Helen Wambaugh and Chet Snow's book "Mass Dreams Of The Future" hasn't been a best seller? I'm not sure. However, 2,500 different people is (in the words of the academics) statistically relevant meaning the chances are very good this could happen(?).
We are the creators here. There is no one creating for us except by default. And unfortunately there is indeed a lot of default going on. (Dr. Arthur P. Guyton MD states in his textbook "Textbook On Medical Physiology", "99% of all sensory input is disregarded by the brain as unimportant"!)
There are the majority of people that believe they have no control over their lives and that the government/terrorism (for example) cannot be changed and global warming either is or is not happening and if it is it may be too late or not. Remember the larger majority of the worlds population may be working on one to five percent of their sensory input or less.
These and many others are simply mindsets and it is true that if enough people are stuck here then that is what the majority of this planets population will experience.
And the movies, "Loose Change", "Inconvenient Truth", "What The Bleep Do We Know?!", "The Secret", "The Celestine Prophesy" and others through the wonders of URL's like "Utube" and DVD's are quickly changing how the majority of people are seeing the world.
We have choice. We do indeed live in the most incredible time of our planet. We have front row seats and we get to participate in how we choose to perceive the world around us. We have choice.
There are myriad ways to learn to find your emotional baggage and do something with it -- so that you are in charge of your life. Instead of the other way around. Thinking you are in control is a front for I'm afraid. Being in charge is much higher consciousness.
Most of the population of the planet are not in charge of their lives. Their emotional baggage determines what they think, what they say and certainly how they respond. And none of that is the truth of who they are.
We are on an emotional roller coaster and we can be afraid, worried, confused and plain paranoid or we can be changing our response/reaction to everything and be happy As Douglas Adams wrote "I would rather be happy than right". Think about that.
Using the "Law Of Attraction" we get to decide on what we want rather than being pissed at what we don't have. And the fastest way to faith is through gratitude Faith? In what? Faith in your own ability to create what you want. Create peace by BEING gratefully peaceful. It really isn't hard. Simply choose. And keep choosing until you are.
If enough people (hundredth monkey style) choose peace often enough then that is what we will have. If enough people stopped watching mainstream television and violent movies/TV and reading mainstream news/magazines then the world would change. The world is indeed an out picture of what we as a majority focus on and it is obvious that "They" want us to watch violence to maintain the fear and paranoia So, they can by default be in control. So, if you are not part of the majority, then begin being part of the growing population that chooses peace and cooperation and become part of the "spiritual community" that Dr. Snow speaks of.
Getting there may most of the fun. The rest is well, I guess we'll see when we get there. Where will you be? Be making your choice now and continue making that choice be at peace and be grateful for it.
In truth, Simplicity and Love,
Rev. Dr. Kelley Elkins DC
From: "Ursula Defferary" (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: 17 Feb 2007
Thought it was about time to add my bit again. I really enjoy your compilations and it is great to be informed. You are doing a tremendous job of educating us all as to what is going on. I agree that the truth must be revealed. I, personally, try to focus more on the positive messages and believe that it is important to keep the focus and hold the Light. That is the only way we can conquer the darkness. Information is important but buying into the negative side is not.
I live in South Africa, which has become one of the crime countries of the world, although our President, Thabo Mbeki does not believe we have a problem. We have the victims living in razor-topped, walled jails and the criminals, carrying unlicenced firearms roaming free - that is the general picture. On the other hand, we have communities where people do not lock their doors and walk around freely at night.
I live on a small holding of 1.8 hectare just outside a major city. I have a waist-high wire fence to stop my dogs running into the road. I have a sliding gate which is not electronically controlled. I am sitting here, writing at my computer, with all my back doors open, no burglar gates. I have lived here for 30 years, feel totally at peace and have never felt a sense of menace. I am aware of the crime rate, but do not buy into it. I do not feel that I have to learn the lesson of having my personal space violated, I have other work to do.
Naive? I don't think so. Either we believe in the unity of All and walk our talk, or we become part of the hysteria surrounding us and help to propagate it.
In Love, Light and Peace
From: Lawrence Schumacher (email@example.com)
Subject: Renegade Gordon Novel on camera
Date: 17 Feb 2007
Here is a 1:26 hr video that is well worth watching.
You have to watch it all because Gordon Novel sprinkles little gems throughout this interview when you least expect it. It is the story of Project Camelot, which is going to be made into a movie in 2008 if he doesn't get killed first. If he does die hundreds of copies of all the information instantly goes all over the planet and the Internet and will cause the complete collapse of the world as we know it. However, remote viewing of the future reveals that he will be successful and great changes will come about before the end of this decade.
Now, if what I have said intrigues you at all, watch it. Those of you who have been researching this stuff for years like I have will see a lot of dots connected with project names you will recognize. Those of you who have had no clue as to what has been going on, except for a few movie plots and crazy friends who try to tell you these things, will find that we are definitely not in Kansas anymore Toto. And yes, before you say it, I will say that there is always the possibility that all of this is complete disinformation... judge for yourself.
NOTE from Jean: I watched it all and I tell you, you MUST see this one... Listening to Gordon Novel is an amazing experience as he reveals LOTS of things. If he plays a disinformation act-revealing actual facts while also adroitly stating lies to drive our attention away from facts that need to remain deeply concealed so as to protect the agenda of those he is associated with-he is a great actor. One thing I found hard to believe is that the mere threat of a post-mortem "spilling of the beans" is allegedly enough to protect his life. This sounds too bold to be true... You will see...
And if you did not watch this one yet, as recommended in my last compilation...
UFO: The Greatest Story Ever Told http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5980990221766439646
Here is what Kathleen Roberts (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote about this: "Bless you for posting this astounding film! This is the best documentary I've seen, which is about a lot more than UFOs. Everyone needs to see this!"
Do you see how a number of important events that occurred in the past few years, are growing in such intensity that their most likely outcome is putting severe pressure upon the U.S. Government? I refer to dark events that have effectively changed the course of your destiny upon Earth, yet have never been independently investigated. As the evidence coming to light shows corruption and collusion by the Government and Secret Services, so the call for proper enquiries gathers momentum. It is you the people that are generating the energy for such a move, and there will come a point soon where its demands will have to be met.
The dark understand how to use the negative energies to induce fear, and they promote it by actions that are calculated to keep you in their control. However, you are a lot wiser now and do not accept everything just on face value. Consequently, you are beginning to see behind the various facades and treachery that is taking place. The mass consciousness is growing so rapidly that it has become an unstoppable force for good. The dark have no answer to such energies except to try and instill yet greater degrees of fear. What they have not bargained for is our presence, and we make it known to them. We are preventing a major incident involving Star Wars weaponry, and continue to stop the use of nuclear weapons upon Earth.
It is therefore possible for you to go forward with a great deal of confidence, because you have our full backing. It leads us to believe that you may yet be instrumental in bringing the present Government down. It is not something that is unpatriotic or wrong and far from it, as your rights have been substantially removed, denying you protection of your sovereignty and freedom under the Declaration of Independence. It is your duty to question and oppose a Government that goes against the Constitution, and claim back what is yours that has been given to you through the Higher Forces of Light.
It seems a lone battle at times but changes of a major nature do not happen overnight, as is evidenced by the manner in which the dark have insidiously taken away your liberty. It has worked like a creeping cancer that has eaten away until suddenly it seems too late to prevent its onward progress. This is not however the case, and the Light also works very quietly and has been growing exponentially for many years. As the dark come near to imploding, so the Light is ready to reveal itself in a glorious show of strength. The people have responded and continue to do so, and together we are proving too formidable for the dark to remove.
You are to be warmly congratulated on your marvelous progress in such a comparatively short time. The best is yet to come, as all over the world there is to be great sense of release and relief that peace is about to descend upon Earth. Then you shall see those dear beings who are here for this very occasion, step forward to take up the roles that they came for as part of their life contract. They are as it were waiting in the wings for their big chance, to remember who they are and the reason they are here. They are intuitively aware that they have a special job to do, and some are already known to you. Many young people are amongst them, but for all that they are old wise souls. They are our Ambassadors upon Earth, and together with many other Light Workers will form the nucleus of our team of allies.
Eventually, all Beings who have the potential for absorbing more Light will come into their own. You cannot be what is not within your subconscious desires and it is no longer a matter of choice, as it will have already been made and remains to manifest in these end-times. You knew before you incarnated whether you would be able to follow the path to Ascension. Therefore although your freedom of choice is always paramount, Ascension is not gained without the Will to follow the correct path. Furthermore, you have to apply yourself to the disciplines called for to achieve it. Our desire is to see everyone with Ascension in their sights achieve that objective. To that end we give you every possible help along with your Spirit Guides, who direct your footsteps all of the way.
Life is all about experiencing what you have attracted to yourself. It will not always be a happy and enjoyable one, but it will advance you until your lessons have been well learnt. You cannot return to the Higher Realms except your vibrations are equal to them, which is why many seem to have a never-ending series of challenges. It is the time to clear out all old outstanding karma, and what better opportunities will present themselves but at the end of this cycle. This task is not as difficult as it may seem, as you are helped tremendously by your Guides who work with you. Together with the higher vibrations being sent to Earth, you are given every opportunity to rise up.
Levels of calmness and peace will become your strength, and even in the face of trauma you will find yourself able to maintain your position. What you are doing is touching the higher vibrations, and both attracting them to yourselves and lifting up into them. It brings a state of centeredness that allows you to become filled with self-assurance. You will glow with the energy of Light that makes others want to be around you. Just imagine when you rise even higher as you will before the end of this cycle, how wonderful it will be to experience the feeling of outpouring your love to others. It will come quite naturally, as you are in reality Beings of an immense capacity to Love all Life.
I am Ker-On from Venus and I know well of which I speak. We see you striving for something better, in the realization that you are outside of your true level. Subconsciously you know that you are capable of so much more, and that your journey is one that takes you to your true home. You have had visions and learnt about the Golden Age; a level where you are preparing to reside, one of glorious and wonderful vibrations that manifest the purest colors. Also peace and overwhelming Love, and all creation in its highest and most harmonious manifestation, truly a facet of the Creator's perfection.
Thank you Ker-On.
St. Germain 28-February-2007 http://www.treeofthegoldenlight.com/First_Contact/mike_quinsey/channeled%20messages/February2007/MQ_02_28_07St.Germain..htm
(...) First Contact is to say the least, a momentous event of enormous proportions that will alter your way of life. You will leave the old ways behind with all of their problems and traumas, and the transformation will take place at an incredibly fast rate. Changes are talking place already but not clearly manifest in such a way as to be recognized. Nevertheless, if you keep your eyes and ears open you will sense the purpose of many actions that have recently been started. It has taken some brave individuals to challenge the establishment over many issues, and naturally where the outcome is beneficial to restoring the Light we are fully with such Beings. Wrapped up in all the earthly events is the promise of a quantum leap in your evolution, and once it all gets under way just hold onto your seat. As time speeds up so we are compressing more changes into a shorter period than planned, but that presents no problems. You can be assured that regardless of what happens to hold up developments, the plan will ultimately be fulfilled. We know how easily your hopes rise up only to be dashed by events around you. However we also know how resilient you are, and you will always be back for more. A valuable facet of your consciousness is your determination to see things through, and it comes from your experiences over many lives. The Earth has been, and still is a fierce and at times frightening place to be. Fortunately in your genetics is the survival gene and you will literally fight to the death for your cause. Without such strength Humanity would have acquiesced to the negative forces a long time ago. CLIP
Date: 18 Feb 2007
From: Cathy Garger (email@example.com)
Subject: On inspiration and being a healthy human
Just a short note to say thank you for your mailings. Although admittedly I do not have time to read all the articles and inspirational thoughts, I do go back to them from time to time whenever I am in particular need for some comfort and motivation to keep on keepin' on!
Like, take today for example. I am particularly stressed because I am writing a piece on the illegality of radioactive materials being "tested" inside the US - Most Americans have no idea whatsoever that human experimentation regarding various radioactive substances has - and still is - taking place inside this country ever since the 1940's.
Admittedly, it is sometimes a great deal for any sane person with even a semblance of a conscience and an average amount of compassion and love for humanity to fathom - and bear.
I was writing to a friend this morning about the use of Depleted Uranium and other toxic and poisonous radioactive materials in these military "tests" and national laboratory explosions (and also burnings) and I told him that these practices are simply *not* human. He wrote back and asked me to further define for him... What is is to be "human" then? My response to him is posted below, and if you can ever use it for anything, you are welcome to do so.
Anyway, Jean, I just actually wanted to say thank you. Your publications have uplifted my spirits on more than one occasion. And you regularly remind me that there indeed most definitely *are* other decent, good-hearted individuals "out there" and we are, after all, very much *not* alone.
Best to you!
To be a Healthy Human is...
To love at least some people and be concerned about their health and well-being.
To love oneself, at least in some measure, and to not purposefully bring overt harm upon one's own person.
To live with the intent of not irreparably contaminating one's surroundings-and to co-exist in harmony with the earth and other living things in order to sustain the living earth's
To leave a legacy of a good world and a habitable earth and environment for all humans to live and likewise thrive and prosper in future generations.
To wish no harm to befall upon any other living thing-with the exception of meeting one's basic subsistence needs.
To exist to do some good in this world-whether to better the condition of life for less fortunate others, or to cultivate a garden to nourish hummingbirds and rabbits.
To live within a reasonable measure of good conscience, striving to do the right thing in all matters, and always acknowledging that just as one is doing the best one can-others are endeavoring to doing likewise.
To stand up and be willing to do whatever it takes to defend wrongs committed against vulnerable others.
Thank you very much for sharing with me your most inspired summary statement on what is a healthy, balanced, heart-centered human.
I can barely begin to imagine what you are going through emotionally as you are dealing with the heartless, cruel indifference to the well-being of other humans exemplified by the crimes against humanity perpetrated by some dark souls wielding too much power for everyone's own good.
A profound disconnection with one's own conscience and willingness to allow oneself to be manipulated by those dark beings is the only plausible explanation I see for the behavior of the tens of thousands of human beings involved in executing these unconscionable acts. Forgive them for they know not what they do...
Yet, very tough karmically-driven learning experiences await these souls so they may ultimately learn how wrong their decisions and actions are. Likewise, any human being with a clear knowledge of these and other activities that are clearly detrimental to the well-being of others and of our living planet, and who nevertheless choose to remain indifferent and passive by not at least publicly expressing what his/her conscience sees about such situations is also sharing a part of the karmic burden and is definitely in need of greater soul awakening.
I think you provide for all of us a sterling example of the amazing power a single dedicated, unflinching soul has in not only opposing evil deeds but, more importantly, in emphasizing for the benefit of others what is the natural, sane and healthy behavior we are expected to have towards oneself, towards other fellow human beings and towards the fragile and so precious Web of Life on Earth. You are a beacon of courage, determination and integrity shining in the long night of a nation and a people oppressed for far too long by those who don't want us to rise and BE all That We Are, for the highest good of all.
Love and Light WILL prevail Cathy, thanks in no small part to people like you!
Israel is negotiating with the United States for permission to fly over Iraq as part of a plan to attack Iran's nuclear facilities, The Daily Telegraph can reveal.
To conduct surgical air strikes against Iran's nuclear programme, Israeli war planes would need to fly across Iraq. But to do so the Israeli military authorities in Tel Aviv need permission from the Pentagon.
A senior Israeli defence official said negotiations were now underway between the two countries for the US-led coalition in Iraq to provide an "air corridor" in the event of the Israeli government deciding on unilateral military action to prevent Teheran developing nuclear weapons.
"We are planning for every eventuality, and sorting out issues such as these are crucially important," said the official, who asked not to be named.
"The only way to do this is to fly through US-controlled air space. If we don't sort these issues out now we could have a situation where American and Israeli war planes start shooting at each other."
As Iran continues to defy UN demands to stop producing material which could be used to build a nuclear bomb, Israel's military establishment is moving on to a war footing, with preparations now well under way for the Jewish state to launch air strikes against Teheran if diplomatic efforts fail to resolve the crisis.
The pace of military planning in Israel has accelerated markedly since the start of this year after Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service, provided a stark intelligence assessment that Iran, given the current rate of progress being made on its uranium enrichment programme, could have enough fissile material for a nuclear warhead by 2009.
Last week Ehud Olmert, the Israeli prime minister, announced that he had persuaded Meir Dagan, the head of Mossad for the past six years and one of Israel's leading experts on Iran's nuclear programme, to defer his retirement until at least the end of next year.
Mr Olmert has also given overall control of the military aspects of the Iran issue to Eliezer Shkedi, the head of the Israeli Air Force and a former F-16 fighter pilot.
The international community will increase the pressure on Iran when senior officials from the five permanent of the United Nations Security Council and Germany meet at an emergency summit to be held in London on Monday.
Iran ignored a UN deadline of last Wednesday to halt uranium enrichment. Officials will discuss arms controls and whether to cut back on the $25 billion-worth of export credits which are used by European companies to trade with Iran.
A high-ranking British source said: "There is a debate within the six countries on sanctions and economic measures."
British officials insist that this "incremental" approach of tightening the pressure on Iran is starting to turn opinion within Iran. One source said: "We are on the right track. There is time for diplomacy to take effect."
... some of it has the ring of truth to it, and other parts as less clear.
A man Casbolt is claiming to be behind the Alien/NWO take over of the planet, (Brezinski), (and whom is a signator of the Project for a New American Century document - one strike against Brezinski)), has recently come out opposing the Iraq war, and the possible attack of Iran, a plus for Brezinski.) This doesn't necessarily mean anything that Casbolt is slamming him for his having jumped ship, (from the NWO game plan), but but it could be a way to target a guy who has jumped ship.
On the other hand, I did listen to the Dean Warwick interview on audio file, (from a week before he died at the conference in England), and the information seemed legitimate, and the radio program as well, and I did not hear back from anyone that the radio show was illegitimate.
Another person on one of my UFO lists confirmed that Dean Wrwick had indeed died at the conference on stage as reported by Casbolt, so that part of his story is correct. For now, I'll keep an open mind. IF you run across any more on this let me know. Love, Steve
Stephen Calkins also sent this:
The truth of New Orleans and Katrina are far worse than even what is stated in your article clipping...
Levees and evacuations (VERY revealing 10 min video!!) http://foodmusicjustice.com/2007/02/01/levees-and-evacuations/
Criminally negligent homicide AKA mass murder in New Orleans - Greg Palast is one of the finest US journalists working today which means, of course, he can't find a job in the US so he writes for UK publications and makes his own films. Some people believe levees in New Orleans were blown to clear black neighborhoods for development. The simple truth is far more sinister: The levees were built like crap, the Army Corps of Engineers knew it and - note carefully - the federal government sat on the information they had about the levee collapses for twelve long hours before disclosing it to state and local authorities. Why? Ask Bush's spinmaster Karl Rove. He closely stage-managed every aspect of the White House response down to and including launching smear campaigns against Louisiana's governor in the days immediately after the levee breaks. Is it possible that post-levee collapse chaos was actually cultivated deliberately to draw attention away from one basic, undeniable fact, that the destruction of New Orleans was caused not by Katrina, but by the failure of the federal levee system? Based on what we know about the Bush administration, you tell me. Excerpts from the Greg Palast film "Big Easy to Big Empty". Both items above were recommended by P. Dalton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
There were multiple eye and ear witnesses to the explosions just prior to the water rushing in, as levees collapsed. A number of elderly black women went al the way to Wash DC to make reports to Congress, or the blown levees, and they obviously had other things to be doing, instead of traveling all the way to D.C.
I put together a collage of Katrina related articles I call "Katrina Revisted." If you have a few minutes read them over. They will give you a completely different feel about what happened there in New Orleans.
FEMA and Katrina: REX-84 Revisited Kurt Nimmo, September 8,2005 http://disc.server.com/discussion.cgi?disc=149495;article=91183;title=APFN
The corporate media would have us believe Brown is a clueless lawyer and former horse trader and FEMA an unresponsive federal bureaucratic leviathan wrapped up in red tape. But this does not explain the following: FEMA refused evacuation help from Amtrak; it turned away experienced fire fighters and first responders; it turned back Wal-Mart supply trucks; refused to allow the Red Cross to deliver food; blocked a 500-boat citizen flotilla from delivering aid; turned away generators and other equipment. FEMA went out of its way to deny aid and allow people to die from dehydration, starvation, and lack of medicine and medical help.
FEMA was not created to respond to natural disasters, it is an unconstitutional construct, created by Executive Order 12148 published in the Federal Registry. "FEMA has only spent about 6 percent of its budget on national emergencies, the bulk of their funding has been used for the construction of secret underground facilities to assure continuity of government in case of a major emergency, foreign or domestic," writes Harry V. Martin: "General Frank Salzedo, chief of FEMA's Civil Security Division stated in a 1983 conference that he saw FEMA's role as a 'new frontier in the protection of individual and governmental leaders from assassination, and of civil and military installations from sabotage and/or attack, as well as prevention of dissident groups from gaining access to U.S. opinion, or a global audience in times of crisis.'"
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, a lot of criticism is focused on FEMA, but this is not the first time the agency has taken heat for "dropping the ball" after natural disasters. Martin writes: FEMA's deceptive role really did not come to light until Hurricane Andrew. Because FEMA was accused of dropping the ball in Florida, the media and Congress commenced to study this agency. What came out of the critical look was that FEMA was spending 12 times more for "black operations" than for disaster relief. It spent $1.3 billion building secret bunkers throughout the United States in anticipation of government disruption by foreign or domestic upheaval. Yet fewer than 20 members of Congress, only members with top security clearance, know of the $1.3 billion expenditure by FEMA for non-natural disaster situations. These few Congressional leaders state that FEMA has a "black curtain" around its operations. FEMA has worked on National Security programs since 1979, and its predecessor, the Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency, has secretly spent millions of dollars before being merged into FEMA by President Carter in 1979. One such black op was REX-84 (Alpha Explan, or Readiness Exercise 1984), exposed by the Miami Herald on July 5, 1987, and described as "a secret government within a government."
Iran-Contra criminal Oliver North "worked closely with FEMA to redraw national contingency plans dealing with nearly everything from nuclear attack to civil insurrection," explains totse.com (FEMA: Blueprint For Tyranny). "FEMA's action plan included the declaration of martial law, suspension of the Constitution and aggressive moves against dissenters. A trigger could be 'violent and widespread internal dissent.' This plan and its failure to clearly define a national crisis caused Attorney General Smith to issue an official protest. The Herald reported that on Aug. 2, 1984, Smith emphatically expressed to National Security Advisor Robert 'Bud' McFarlane his alarm over FEMA's 'expansion of the definition of severe emergency to encompass "routine" domestic law enforcement emergencies.'" Under Reagan, Louis O. Giuffrida, "a stealth-obsessed ex-California National Guard officer who preferred to be addressed according to his former rank in that organization," as Jonathan Vankin and John Whalen describe him, oversaw FEMA. During the late sixties and early seventies, Giuffrida served as then California governor Reagan's terrorism advisor and at Reagan's request founded the California Specialized Training Institute, a school for police and military commandos. "Giuffrida and [Edwin] Meese (then Governor Reagan's chief assistant) helped develop a plan to purge California of its militant and peaceful protesters," Vankin and Whalen write. "Operation Cable Splicer, a variation of the Army Garden Plot, a 'domestic counterinsurgency' scheme, spied on suspected radicals and marshaled maximum force to squash riots and legitimate demonstrations alike."
It appears Hurricane Katrina has provided FEMA with an excuse to "dry run" its unconstitutional powers in New Orleans, rounding up "refugees" (now called "evacuees") and "relocating" them in various camps. "Some evacuees are being treated as 'internees' by FEMA," writes former NSC employee Wayne Madsen. Some FEMA facilities are preventing these internees from leaving on their own. Reports of mandatory registration and the issuing of FEMA ID cards...
... Nearly 65,000 US military personnel are now deployed in disaster area, transforming the devastated port city into a war zone," writes Bill Van Auken. There is also strong evidence that aid was deliberately withheld by the White House and the Pentagon as part of a strategy for asserting unfettered military control over the city.... the US ruling elite and both major parties have used September 11 as the pretext for implementing far-reaching attacks on democratic rights and breaching legal barriers -- such as Posse Comitatus -- against the use of military force against the American people." Van Auken mentions "that US military's Northern Command had developed a series of 'war plans' for the military 'to take charge' in domestic crises" allegedly in response to "supposed terrorist attacks, including the detonation of a nuclear device in a major American city" and "the catastrophe that struck New Orleans provided ideal conditions for testing the plans out."
LET'S STOP KIDDING OURSELVES! Re: 9-11
A Boeing 757 DIDN'T pierce through six walls of the Pentagon (impossible + no aircraft debris), a late model cruise missile did the job; the Twin Towers DIDN'T collapse due to heat (impossible), demolition charges did the job; there were NO Arab hijackers (the jets were guided electronically); and the Zionists/Judeo-Christians now in control of the United States are traitors to the U.S. Constitution... as well as being mass murderers. It's an info war! Forward this to the world! (email@example.com)
... On September 25th, 2005 President Bush called on Congress to consider a larger role for U.S. armed forces in responding to natural disasters. The President wanted to arrive at U.S. Northern Command to oversee the efforts of a military exercise, as hurricane Rita approached. A military exercise where military troops are called up to police their fellow American citizens. This exercise or drill is called "Granite Shadow". The military would be mobilized on American soil in order to restore order during a possible terror attack of biological and/or nuclear weapons attack or during natural disasters such as what has happened with Katrina and Rita.
The Washington Post reported that Granite Shadow is yet another new Top Secret and compartmentalized operation related to the military's extra-legal powers regarding the policing of American citizens. It allows for emergency military operations in the United States without civilian supervision or control. The report outlines the preparations for martial law takeover in the US. It is alleged that the Granite Shadow is an unclassified name for a classified contingency plan where deployments of "special mission units" will take place in Washington, DC and other domestic areas where a real or perceived crisis is taking place. These "special mission units" include the so-called Delta Force, SEAL teams, Rangers, and other special units of the Joint Special Operations Command.
It is also proposed that Granite Shadow posit domestic military operations, including intelligence collection and surveillance, unique rules of engagement regarding the use of lethal force, the use of experimental non-lethal weapons, and federal and military control of incident locations that are highly controversial and might border on the illegal. Granite Shadow seems to have many different provisions, potentially including shifting federal responsibility for the management of major natural disasters from the Department of Homeland Security to the nation's top military generals. The disasters have prompted a sense of urgency to test, and demonstrate, the power of the Federal Emergency Management Agency as the military arm of Homeland Security.
Granite Shadow's full impact is allegedly going to take place during the winter of 2005-2006, with full command powers and executive orders to be enacted upon by April of 2006.
Granite Shadow could also be used to enforce a proposal called the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act. The draft bill has been lingering for some time after the attacks on September 11th, 2001. The bill was first recommended as a means to help states protect citizens against bio-terrorist attacks and deal with national defense issues. The bill calls for new police powers all in the name of controlling epidemics of infectious diseases during public health emergencies. Upon the declaration of a "public health emergency", governors and public health officials would be empowered to: Force individuals suspected of harboring an "infectious disease" to undergo medical examinations. Track and share an individual's personal health information, including genetic information. Force persons to be vaccinated, treated, or quarantined for infectious diseases. This includes arresting, imprisoning and forcibly examining, vaccinating and medicating you and your children without your consent. The Government will not be held liable if these actions result in your death/injury.
All existing state laws, rules and regulations, including those relating to privacy, medical licensure, and property rights, would be suspended. The government would then have the right to seize your house, car, telephones, computers, food, fuel, clothing, firearms and alcoholic beverages for their own use. The military, with the blessing of FEMA and Homeland Security, can and will control public and private property during a public health emergency. The military would be used as a police force, asking for the surrender of any firearms or survival supplies, among other commodities. This is all covered with the recent revelation of the Granite Shadow exercise.
The Spanish Flu of 1918 has successfully been replicated. Undisclosed quantities of the virus are being held in a high-security government laboratory in Atlanta, Georgia, after a nine-year effort to rebuild the agent. Are these scientists saving humanity from pandemics or creating "man-made viruses for population control"? The answer may lie with the numerous top-level microbiologists who have met untimely ends since 1994.
Between October of 2001 and January 7, 2005, bioweapons scientists were dying at the average rate of one every 25 days. The deaths could be unrelated...but the chances of that are 14 billion to one. Did these scientists know too much about some secret biological warfare project that was coordinated between them by the government, that the world's elite are planning and preparing to unleash plague upon us? CLIP
Rockefeller Admitted Elite Goal Of Microchipped Population
Hollywood director Russo goes in-depth for first time on the astounding admissions of Nick Rockefeller, including his prediction of 9/11 and the war on terror hoax, the Rockefeller's creation of women's lib, and the elite's ultimate plan for world population reduction and a microchipped society
Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet Monday, January 29, 2007
Hollywood director and documentary film maker Aaron Russo has gone in-depth on the astounding admissions of Nick Rockefeller, who personally told him that the elite's ultimate goal was to create a microchipped
population and that the war on terror was a hoax, Rockefeller having predicted an "event" that would trigger the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan eleven months before 9/11.
Rockefeller also told Russo that his family's foundation had created and bankrolled the women's liberation movement in order to destroy the family and that population reduction was a fundamental aim of the global elite.
Russo is perhaps best known for producing Trading Places starring Eddie Murphy but was more recently in the spotlight for his exposé of the criminal run for profit federal reserve system, the documentary America From Freedom to Fascism.
Currently undergoing more treatment in his fight against cancer, Russo made time for a sit down interview with radio host and fellow documentary film maker Alex Jones in which he dropped bombshell after bombshell on what Rockefeller had told him about the direction the world was being steered towards by the global elite.
You can watch a fourteen minute segment of the interview below.
(see web link shown above)
After his popular video Mad As Hell was released and he began his campaign to become Governor of Nevada, Russo was noticed by Rockefeller and introduced to him by a female attorney. Seeing Russo's passion and ability to affect change, Rockefeller set about on a subtle mission to recruit Russo into the elite.
During one conversation, Rockefeller asked Russo if he was interested in joining the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) but Russo rejected the invitation, saying he had no interest in "enslaving the people" to which Rockefeller coldly questioned why he cared about the "serfs."
"I used to say to him what's the point of all this," states Russo, "you have all the money in the world you need, you have all the power you need, what's the point, what's the end goal?" to which Rockefeller replied (paraphrasing), "The end goal is to get everybody chipped, to control the whole society, to have the bankers and the elite people control the world."
Rockefeller even assured Russo that if he joined the elite his chip would be specially marked so as to avoid undue inspection by the authorities.
Russo states that Rockefeller told him, "Eleven months before 9/11 happened there was going to be an event and out of that event we were going to invade Afghanistan to run pipelines through the Caspian sea, we were going to invade Iraq to take over the oil fields and establish a base in the Middle East, and we'd go after Chavez in Venezuela."
Rockefeller also told Russo that he would see soldiers looking in caves in Afghanistan and Pakistan for Osama bin Laden and that there would be an "Endless war on terror where there's no real enemy and the whole thing is a giant hoax," so that "the government could take over the American people," according to Russo, who said that Rockefeller was cynically laughing and joking as he made the astounding prediction.
In a later conversation, Rockefeller asked Russo what he thought women's liberation was about. Russo's response that he thought it was about the right to work and receive equal pay as men, just as they had won the right to vote, caused Rockefeller to laughingly retort, "You're an idiot! Let me tell you what that was about, we the Rockefeller's funded that, we funded women's lib, we're the one's who got all of the newspapers and television - the Rockefeller Foundation."
Rockefeller told Russo of two primary reasons why the elite bankrolled women's lib, one because before women's lib the bankers couldn't tax half the population and two because it allowed them to get children in school at an earlier age, enabling them to be indoctrinated into accepting the state as the primary family, breaking up the traditional family model.
This revelation dovetails previous admissions on behalf of feminist pioneer Gloria Steinem (pictured) that the CIA bankrolled Ms. Magazine as part of the same agenda of breaking up traditional family models.
Rockefeller was often keen to stress his idea that "the people have to be ruled" by an elite and that one of the tools of such power was population reduction, that there were "too many people in the world," and world population numbers should be reduced by at least half.
One issue which has spiraled out of control of the elite according to Rockefeller's conversations with Russo, is the Israel-Palestine conflict, with serious thinking at one stage revolving around the bizarre notion of giving Israeli citizens one million dollars each and relocating them all in the state of Arizona.
NOTE from Jean: Let us hope that someone in the big media will read this article below and help many others become aware of this insane crime against all Life on Earth, so it may finally be stopped. I do hope ETs have a technological fix for this that can be implemented once formal contacts are made and they can operate in the open to eliminate this threat without being fired at.
How to Beat the Psychopaths in Power at Their Own Game
February 26, 2007
by Cathy Garger
"Imagine - if you can - not having a conscience, none at all, no feelings of guilt or remorse no matter what you do, no limiting sense of concern for the well-being of strangers, friends, or even family members. Imagine no struggles with shame, not a single one in your whole life, no matter what kind of selfish, lazy, harmful, or immoral action you had taken."
Almost any American over 5 years of age is aware that the United States is involved in war. Most, if asked the exact number of wars in which we are currently engaged, will say that two wars are underway. But how many Americans actually realize that greater than two nations are being bombarded by the United States with uranium weapons, illegal under international law?
Sometimes subtle wars are waged that go unreported and hidden from public view. These operations can even be domestic - that is, they do not always necessarily involve foreign enemies. Furthermore, such activities can go on indefinitely, and may be covered up under various project names, often with hidden agendas, carried out just under the radar, thus keeping the public in the dark for many years.
With regard to weapons containing Depleted Uranium (DU), in 1996 the United Nations called for the "need for their complete elimination". http://tinyurl.com/yp9nyd
Apparently, the UN position on the use of these weapons is of little concern to those who run the US federal government. It is abundantly clear that those in power do not concern themselves with such seemingly trifling, "quaint" and antiquated notions of what's legal - and what's not - with regard to international human rights and humanitarian law.
What many Americans - anti-war activists and war supporters alike - fail to realize is that Uncle Sam's widespread use of Depleted Uranium has not been merely limited to America's so-called "enemies" overseas. What does not yet appear to be common knowledge is the absolute fact that a radiological campaign is being waged in the more domestic, local "theatre"- the very place 300 million of us call "home".
Depleted Uranium (DU) is currently being used inside our own country, right outside in the very air where America's men, women, and children are trying hard to breathe. Those who previously had no clue about these "dirty deeds done dirt cheap" with this plentiful and inexpensive nuclear waste product are now starting to write and ask just how could it be that our own government shoots and explodes radioactive poison inside their own country - the very air that they and their families also breathe?
It is precisely at times like these when we, the sane, take a great big sigh and scratch our heads, look up into the polluted skies in the proximity of what many consider to be the heavens, and ask if someone - anyone - can please tell us exactly, precisely when did the good people of America become our nation's own enemy?
While recently writing about the serious matter of California's radioactive open air explosions, I reported http://tinyurl.com/32op2g that there are dozens of US military "test" firing ranges and National Laboratories where Depleted Uranium has been fired, exploded, and burned within the United States, right out into the open air. Some government "test" sites, in fact, such as the one in Livermore, California, near San Francisco, have been at it for over fifty years. http://www.llnl.gov/str/pdfs/3_99.1.pdf
How many of us knew that we were using the same poison on the Middle Eastern "enemy" that we have been using right here, on our own people at home? Certainly this was a story I must have missed out of the mouths of Katie & Matt and Charlie & Joan all those years of watching what I thought was the morning "news" on TV.
At the Livermore National Laboratory, the radioactive, microscopic aerosolized particles from mock bomb blasts are photographed emanating from these explosive "shots." This term, however, serves to minimize what are actually colossal detonations of hundreds of pounds of radioactive materials. Examine this picture carefully, if you will, and see if this photograph taken way back in 1961 looks like a "shot" to you? http://www.rense.com/general75/hyd.htm
At other military "test" firing ranges and proving grounds, soldiers practice using these radioactive weapons in preparation for combat. Meanwhile, collective human "dose" information is meticulously captured through the use of sensitive special filters positioned at various distances from detonation sites. All of this data is carefully recorded and preserved so as to prove to those who might happen to be paying attention that the levels of radiation do not exceed "permissible" limits.
And while these elevated levels of radioactive poisons such as Tritium are captured in filters and measured in the wines grown from local vineyards in the valleys surrounding the Livermore Laboratory, so-called "acceptable" collective radiation doses are met with ho-hum blasé. What comes to mind are the words of the man called "the father of Health Physics", long-term Director of Health Physics at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Dr. Karl Z. Morgan, who admitted, "There is no safe level of exposure and there is no dose of radiation so low that the risk of a malignancy is zero". http://www.acereport.org/safe.pdf
Certainly the US military and the Department of Energy must not have been listening to Dr. Morgan and others like Dr. John William Gofman, who had worked at the Livermore Laboratory and, at the request of J. Robert Oppenheimer, helped produce Plutonium for the Manhattan Project. In a 1994 interview with the University of California Medical Physics professor, Gofman was asked if the lowest doses [of radiation] will produce cancer? Gofman's response was clear, "The answer is this: ionizing radiation is not like a poison out of a bottle where you can dilute it and dilute it. The lowest dose of ionizing radiation is one nuclear track through one cell. You can't have a fraction of a dose of that sort. Either a track goes through the nucleus and affects it, or it doesn't." http://www.ratical.org/radiation/CNR/synapse.html
Tragically, radioactive contamination from atomic bomb blasts, simulated mock bomb detonations, artillery "test" sites, proving grounds, and live-fire air-to-ground ranges http://tinyurl.com/2j5m2m
has built up inside America - in our atmosphere, our water, our earth, our vegetation, and in all living things. All these years of military and National Laboratory "experiments" and what are loosely termed "tests" have taken a toll both on our environment - and our health.
Perhaps the hardest pill to swallow, however, is the sobering reality that even in the most unlikely event that all weapons-related activities involving radioactive substances were to suddenly stop? Consider for a moment only one of the radioactive materials, Depleted Uranium, which has been used inside the United States for over sixty years. Since DU has a half-life of 4.5 billion years, this means that the millions of tons of this radioactive poison and toxic contamination that the military and weapons "labs" have used through the current day will wreck havoc on our planet for more years into the future than the earth has even been around.
Since 1945, our citizens have been taking in this contamination by eating the food, drinking the water, and breathing the air. But sadly, these poisons will not go away when we have all left this earth. These military "tests" and National Laboratory http://www.brook.edu/fp/projects/nucwcost/sites.htm
experiments - involving at least eighty (80) radioisotopes - http://www.llnl.gov/tid/lof/documents/pdf/335150.pdf contain some of the very deadliest substances in the world, which are even more hazardous to our environment and human health than Depleted Uranium alone. And worse yet, these toxic poisons are here to stay.
My God! We have wrecked this planet permanently - and there is no turning back.
It would be one thing if they did not realize and simply did not know what they were doing with the use of radioactive materials such as Depleted Uranium. But according to Dr. Doug Rokke, former U.S. Army's DU team health physicist and former U.S. Army's DU Project Director, "The primary U.S. Army training manual: STP 21-1-SMCT: Soldiers Manual of Common Tasks states "NOTE: (Depleted uranium) Contamination will make food and water unsafe for consumption." http://tinyurl.com/2m8q59
Today, virtually all fifty states are contaminated in one way or another by Depleted Uranium, either from wind currents that bring the Uranium aerosols into other areas of the country, or more directly, through mining, production, manufacture, storage, detonations, burnings, and/or "testing" - via artillery test ranges, air-to-ground drops, or ship-to-shore exercises.
Despite all this contamination, those in charge in America continue to use this material, often in increasing amounts, and conduct "testing" of it, as these activities are called, always working to devise more lethal weapons to more effectively do greater harm to increasing numbers of people. Americans are included in these hazards and forthright information is never given regarding the actual devastating health impacts these toxic, radiological munitions have on the unsuspecting population.
These radionuclides keep right on contaminating our air and environment and ensure deleterious health effects for multitudes of generations to come. Radiation wrecks havoc with DNA and causes permanent genetic cell mutation our descendents will pass down to future offspring - forever. Remarkably, even the EPA, the supposed protector of not the environment but, in actuality, grand defender of the aims of Empire, acknowledges on its website that: "Radiation can cause changes in DNA, the "blueprints" that ensure cell repair and replacement produces a perfect copy of the original cell. Changes in DNA are called mutations:" http://www.epa.gov/radiation/understand/health_effects.htm
DNA changes caused by radiation notwithstanding, at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the maximum annual amount of radioactive materials, including Depleted Uranium and Tritium, that are permitted to be detonated in the densely populated greater San Francisco Bay/San Jose area was increased eight-fold on November 13, 2006 from 1,000 pounds to 8,000 pounds. http://tracypress.com/content/view/6154/
These now-larger explosions are being performed under the guise of "stockpile stewardship". What this boils down to is the simulation of various types of bombs through photographing, analyzing, and then recording the way that radionuclides travel through the air. The ultimate unstated goal, however, appears to be to harm as many humans as possible. Why else would such tests be conducted in the close proximity of ten million people?
This radiation is being exploded, shot, burned, and fired into our air on purpose, and even the EPA admits that the radiation harms cells and the genetic material of American babies yet to be born. Can there then be any doubt that those who use bombs, bullets, missiles, open air explosions and burnings as dispersal methods by which to blanket our atmosphere and radioactively contaminate our earth are entirely void of conscience? Admittedly, it is this psychopathic disdain for human life - and American ones at that - that is difficult for the normal mind to even comprehend.
Clearly, these "users" and "pushers" of Depleted Uranium are not like you and me. These psychopaths do not operate out of thought processes involved with customary rationality. They feel no remorse for their amoral and illegal actions. Nor do they exhibit compassion for those whose suffering they cause. And while the healthy among us shed tears when contemplating the vast amounts of pain and suffering experienced by foreigners and fellow citizens alike who become sick and die as a result of this radioactive poison gassing? Psychopaths can even find their health-destroying handiwork downright stimulating.
Since these creatures who masquerade as regular humans live and breathe this contaminated air, too, it's hard to grasp the twisted tendency that includes not only harming others with these munitions of death but also exposing their own selves to this devastating health risk in the process. Thus, these puppets who carry out these radioactive explosive "shots" and conduct these military burns and artillery tests carry out sacrificial Kamikaze missions where their own health and prospects for the enjoyment of longevity are apparently secondary to the mission of national "defense" by radiation at hand.
Perhaps they feel like martyrs or something, willingly exposing themselves to excess rems of radiation? These order-takers are clearly not only willing to harm others and themselves in the process, but most incredibly, like the dutiful military and non-military "soldiers" they are, sacrifice even their own families by living in these communities near radioactive "test" sites and passing down cell mutations and damaged DNA for their future generations to carry along to their offspring. Such is the passionate devotion and blind obedience to performing the mechanics of pre-calculated, permissible radiological "doses" as part of the radiation dispersers' daily workday regimen.
Those who perform this self-sacrificing work at these military "test" sites and national weapons laboratories as radiation-dispersers working under the cover of national "defense" are programmed by the psychopaths to accept as their patriotic duty the contamination by radiation of themselves, their families, and the communities in which they live. These tasks, of course, are rationalized by the radiation workers as loyal, nationalistic, patriotic gestures considered within the realm of protecting America's "freedom" and "liberty". For those firmly rooted in reality, however, one can clearly question how freedom or liberty can be experienced when one is being poisoned by the very same government that simultaneously feigns the role of benevolent father figure by pretending to care about its charges and giving assurances of its intent to safeguard the citizens' security and protection.
It is merely unthinkable for the average citizen to contemplate that its own government would seek purposely to do him harm. Thus, psychopaths in power have been allowed to get away with what is, in actuality, the most unthinkable of all crimes - that of harming one's own. So what us normal folk legitimately call "sick puppies" are good-to-go even with the prospect of their own potential early demise - as well as that of their family and friends.
It therefore comes as no surprise that the high level military and DOE supervisors who order these "tests", the scientists who develop them, and the order-takers who carry them out are fully aware of the effect that radiation has on humans and all living things. For many years, in fact, these quite literally "mad" scientists who worked in national weapons laboratories sacrificially subjected themselves to human experimentation for what they must have actually believed was in keeping with some great, worthy, "noble cause". http://tinyurl.com/2spwd4
A college course in basic psychopathology tells us all we need to know about those who knowingly inflict physical harm on themselves and others. In addition to what is an intent to do harm, or, at the very least, blatant non-concern over inflicting personal damage upon their fellow man, the psychopathic mind that cares not one whit for others can also possess a blatant disregard himself, as well. And while the psychopaths' total disregard for the sanctity of life is understood within the context of serious mental illness, it is perhaps only mental health professionals who may be able to shed some light on why the rest of us, the 96% of American non-psychopaths, do not put an end to the radiation madness exhibited by these madmen?
Why do all of us, that is, those who can legitimately claim sanity, allow the four percent of the non-sane to desecrate, via radiation, not just our own country but all corners of the planet - and outer space too, for that matter? http://www.armscontrol.org/act/2002_04/moltzapril02.asp
Why do we continue to allow these persons void of conscience to use their radioactive poison "toys" - these weapons of death - upon ourselves and citizens of other nations?
What is wrong with us - those who care about ourselves, our families, our fellow citizens, and human beings throughout the world - for continuing to allow such abuse at the hands of those who clearly do not care? Are "we the people" perhaps, as psychiatrist Carol Woman, MD, writes, http://www.counterpunch.org/wolman12302006.html "being abused by the members of the Executive Branch, whose job it is to carry out OUR will, the will of "we the people"? Is it possible that we, as Dr. Wolman states, are "like a wife trapped in an abusive marriage, who feels that duty and economics prevent her from leaving. Perhaps she still feels some love and loyalty to the husband who mistreats her. Perhaps she feels she deserves ill treatment, or that she's too weak and pitiful to do anything about it. She becomes depressed and resigned to a dismal life"?
And, on the topic of what to do, rather than become "depressed and resigned to a dismal life", Dr. Wolman offers, "When a woman is being abused by her husband, it is commonly accepted that he is committing criminal acts, and needs to be brought to justice." So with no serious actions on the part of Congress, our Courts, and certainly, least of all, on the part of our Executive Branch, what then, is exactly our problem?
It is merely common sense to realize that those who have no regard for the sanctity of human life require removal from their positions of "leadership". These individuals need to be sequestered away from civil society to a place where they can be prevented from doing any further harm to themselves or others. It is beyond the normal mind's capacity to even fathom how and why these psychopaths - the same ones that invaded, occupied, destroyed, and rendered uninhabitable two nations with the promiscuous use of tons of radioactive munitions - are still in power. It is further unfathomable to conceive why we continue to allow these humans-in-appearance-only to have any control whatsoever over our vast stores of lethal radioactive materials.
In studying child psychopathology, we learn of young children who actually enjoy torturing animals (such as exploding frogs) and setting ablaze structures like dog houses and backyard sheds merely for the kick they get from watching obliteration of life and conflagration. Not surprisingly, these sick boys and girls grow up to be sick men and women. Apparently, while their bodies grow into the outer casings of what passes as human adult personhood, the apparent thrill of witnessing painful and catastrophic devastation and grand, fiery displays of exploding Uranium-238 by these aberrations of humanity apparently never goes away.
Case in point. There exists one such "subject" in a high level of power in the country who the mentally ill have fashioned as their role model - a psychopath who is ultimately the person in charge of killing large numbers of people - who generally wears a facade of non-affect out of either disdain or disregard for life in general. Even more horrifying is when an actual smirk is worn that has been reported to chill non-psychopaths all the world over to the very bone. And while Christians "in the know" are often tempted to get close enough to take a peek at the scalp for the tell-tale triple 6 numbers, psychiatrists are instead tempted to perform a lobotomy to eliminate that portion of the brain where the mental process of contemplating the annihilation of other human beings takes place.
The rest of us, Americans of conscience with a normative intolerance for harming other innocent people, can immediately recognize mental illness for what it is. The poisoning of civilians in large numbers and then giving repeated advance broadcasts as to who the next nation of innocents might be on the list of contenders for receipt of future poison gas treatment is one glaring indicator of serious and severely abnormal cognitive functioning.
So the big question is, how can - and why do - the vast majority merely sit idly by while these madmen get to "act out" their pathological fantasies of death and destruction? With virtually all of Congress clearly acting like mind-controlled pod people in some "real world" invasion of body snatchers-type horror flick, are the rest of us too under-informed, too apathetic, too distracted, too un-empowered, too brainwashed in our "learned helplessness", and/or too depressed to do anything effective to stop the maniacal captains of America's radiological-powered ship in their tracks?
Does our nation's absolute obedience to authoritarian leadership, with its unprecedented ravenous appetite for death and destruction, dictate that we merely give up the fight for non-contaminated air, water, soil - and sanity? Are we so programmed to play follow the leader (even when that leader swats out human lives faster than at flies at a picnic) that we are conditioned to go about our everyday activities - that consist almost entirely of basic survival and mindless amusement - and completely ignore what is, most arguably, purposeful genocide both here and abroad?
Are we so blinded beyond all hope that, instead of educating our neighbors about the harm being committed even upon our own people, we continue to tune mindlessly into television programming that would have us contemplate nothing more significant than Britney's latest find-the-shaved-body-part photo? Have we been lulled mindlessly, through media distractions and what narrowly masquerades as "news" programs, to surrender any hope whatsoever of opposing the madmen in power with their focused, intense Lust To Maim, Harm, and Kill?
So far, the Psychotic Team in control of the United States government is way ahead in winning this twisted and pathetically sick and sad, life-destroying game. And as much as a crisis intervention of sorts might appear to be in order for the deranged psychopathic "users" and "pushers" of this deadly Depleted Uranium? Like the true blood-thirsty, "addicts" they are, no amount of reasoning with these life-sucking vampires will ever get them to regret the error of their ways and give up their killing "habit".
The non-rational who hold the keys to the inventory of radioactive materials are incapable of listening to reason. Their complete absence of conscience after committing horrific and unthinkable acts which would typically yield remorse in any normal human tells us that the power holders are simply incapable of stopping their pathological, genocidal, and suicidal ways on their own.
The only way to effectively beat those in control at their deadly games is to have equally brilliant and well-adjusted mental health professionals work together to out-intellectualize the pathological national controllers at their psychological warfare pursuits. It basically boils down to waging a battle of the best and the brightest of the non-psychotic minds versus the twisted, heartless ones in control who hold, with a vice-like grip, the reins of America's power that's gone astray much like a locomotive train that has jumped its tracks.
In this case, however, the train wreck of America's collective radiological poisoning was meticulously orchestrated and pre-calibrated by nuclear engineers and health physicists fully aware long ago that they were steering the freight train off course into an irreversible nightmare zone - a place where there would be no hope for remedial return - even before the train, chock full of uranium, ever left the station.
Contrary to popular misconception, curing the ills of the United States government is not an issue of the age old battle of good triumphing over evil. Instead, it is a matter of the sane taking back control of power from the insane. Admittedly, this is no easy task - when psychopathology has completely permeated all three branches of government and the mainstream media as well.
Never before has it, therefore, been so necessary to convene in magnificent, concerted effort the collective brainpower of the wide awake psychological experts from all over the world to figure out how to effect counter operations against the comparatively few homicidal controllers who use what the United Nations calls their "weapons of indiscriminate effects" upon both foreigners and their own citizens, too. http://tinyurl.com/yp9nyd
In order to make this happen, we each need to find a few mental health professionals and work to educate them around the sixty years of history of America's own radiation poison gas holocaust. Believe it or not, many Americans - even so-called "well educated" ones from the most prestigious universities - still do not know half of what is going on. Their university research centers, merely an offshoot of the federal government's tentacles of control, do not typically permit the truth to venture too far astray from the desired message of the Doctor Strangelove-types in control.
It is therefore imperative that we, those of sound mind who exhibit a heart, a conscience, and good mental health, come now to the rescue of our children's and grandchildren's future. With the issue of the well-being of our offspring and their descendents in precarious balance, we must quickly work to educate the non-aware around the use of radioactive substances that are permanently poisoning our air, earth, and water. This simple tool, education - if used liberally and quickly - is positively the most effective weapon we possess in order to stop the increasing radioactive contamination of America - and the rest of the world.
Getting the word out - that this radiation weakens, sickens, and kills all forms of life - is our greatest hope of effecting a successful strategy to stop the psychopaths in their tracks. With sheer numbers alone (Sane 96% vs. Killing Psychopaths 4%) on our side? What we need desperately is massive informational outreach to every sane man and woman around the globe.
Then and only then, together, we the people - or, rather, we the *sane* people - can put an end to the psychopathological radiation poisoning of our nation - and the rest of the world.
Cathy Garger is a freelance writer, antiwar and anti-radiation activist, and a certified personal coach. Living in the shadow of the national District of Crime, Cathy is constantly nauseated by the stench emanating from the nation's capital during the Washington, DC, federal work week. Cathy can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org - http://www.mytown.ca/garger
During a heated debate in a class I teach on social justice, several US Marines who had done tours in Iraq told me that they had "sacrificed" by "serving" in Iraq so that I could enjoy the freedom to teach in the USA. Parroting their master's slogan about "fighting over there so we don't have to fight over here", these students proudly proclaimed that they terrorized and killed defenseless Iraqis. They intimated that their Arab victims are nothing more to them than collateral damage, incidental to their receipt of some money and an education.
A room full of students listened as a US Marine told of the invasion of Baghdad and Falluja and how he killed innocent Iraqis at a check point. He called them "collateral damage" and said he had followed the "rules". A Muslim-American student in front of him said "I could slap you but then you would kill me". A young female Muslim student gasped "I am a freshman; I never thought to hear of this in a class. I feel sick, like I will pass out."
I knew in that moment that this was what the future of teaching about justice would include: teaching war criminals who sit glaring at me with hatred for daring to speak the truth of their atrocities and who, if paid to, would disappear, torture and kill me. I wondered that night how long I really have in this so called "free" country to teach my students and to be with my children and grandchildren.
The American military and mercenary soldiers who "sacrificed" their lives did not do so for the teacher's freedom to teach the truth about the so-called war on terror, or any of US history for that matter. They sacrificed their lives, limbs and sanity for money, some education and the thrills of the violence for which they are socially bred. Sacrificing for the "bling and booty" in Iraq or Afghanistan, The Philippines, Grenada, Central America, Mexico, Somalia, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, or any of the other numerous wars and invasions spanning US history as an entity and beginning with their foundational practice of killing the Indians and stealing their land.
Many of the classes that I teach now include students who "served" in the US military and security corporations. There are also many students who intend to join the US military upon completion of a degree because with the degree they get a bigger "sign on" bonus of ten to fifty thousand dollars. Their position is supported by many of the student body, who, vegetating according to the American Plan, believe they should "support their troops". The excuses that they give for joining or intending to join the US military terrorist training camps are first and foremost motivated by a desire for money. One student proudly said that he is willing to kill for money, a better standard of living and an education. Another student, who had done two tours of duty to the Empire in Iraq, justified killing and torture, citing the importance of staying on top as the world's number one super power so that his family could have the highest standard of living and unlimited access to the world's oil supplies.
Yet another soldier-student said that there would always be wars and someone had to do it. The"it" is killing, rape, and plunder for profit. Some of the soldier-students agreed that military terrorism was thrilling. Stopping and killing people at checkpoints in order to maintain a comfortable lifestyle in the USA was worth the risk of being killed or maimed. Little did they know that the very education they would kill for could include a course on social justice in which they would be compelled to examine their motives, beliefs and actions in an evil, illegal, immoral and unjust invasion and occupation of a people who never hurt or harmed them or any of their fellow citizens.
To be fair, in this week's discussion in class there was some mention that some of the student's intentions had been honorable at the time that they joined the military. They wanted to "help other people". A few woman students who want to join the military commented that they would be working to "free and defend" people here and abroad. However, for the most part and by their own admission, personal financial gain was their main focus in signing on. Their bottom line was getting the money and their thrills by joining and belonging to the biggest terrorist organization in the world, the USA.
What appears to trouble the soldier student is that the rhetoric of fighting for freedom and democracy is a lie that cannot blanket the horror and guilt of their terrorism. They do not want to hear that participation in invasion and occupation, murder and pillaging, is logically inconsistent with any legitimate concept of freedom or liberation. They know the greed and programmed lust for violence that motivates them. They expect that if they can make it out alive, they get some money, a comfortable lifestyle and an education. Their plan is to secure the oil, the diamonds, the gold, the water, the guns, the drugs, and the bling for their masters, who they hope will cut them in on the swag. They say that someone has to be on top and they want to be on the side of the strong, not the weak. Robbing Hoods, not Robin Hoods.
And now, here they sit in my course on social justice, terrorist war criminals, wanting high paying "criminal justice" jobs in a university Justice Studies program. They want approval, appreciation and honors for terrorism, torture, and murder. They want a university degree so they can get an even higher salary terrorizing more people around the world with security companies such as Blackwater or Halliburton. They want that appropriately named "sheepskin" so they can join the CIA, FBI, and other police and track down and terrorize US residents here.
These military and mercenary terrorist-students are trained in terrorist training camps all under the USA, funded by American taxpayers. In fact, people under the USA are "sacrificing" their health care and their children's educations while donating their tax dollars to these terrorist training camps. These terrorist camps train money hungry working class stiffs to murder, steal and plunder for the power hungry US corporate war lords.
There is a saying that "if you do the crime, you do the time". My response is that "If you do the war crimes, you will do time in hell, whether the hell of war trauma and shock, of diseases such as those caused by depleted uranium, the old-fashioned traditional hell, fire and brimstone assigned to malefactors or the hell of sitting in a social justice class and discovering what the hell you are in hell for, or are about to be.
Late last fall, I watched bemused as several plainclothes geeks installed a cell tower behind our N.W. Island's Masonic Hall. It went up quickly, and without any fanfare.
The twist was that the cell tower was disguised as an ordinary flagpole. This was patriotic, and very suspicious. The camouflaged stealth tower was erected without any protests, warnings or announcements to local businesses or residents.
Being a curious person I investigated, and discovered to my great surprise that "stealth towers" are being hastily erected throughout the country, by the thousands. Camouflaged microwave and cell phone towers are being disguised as cacti, palm trees, church crosses, rock formations, water towers, and pine trees. This is happening without any of the dissent or protest usually surrounding cell tower erections.
Companies like Stealth Concealment Solutions of Charleston, S.C., are doing a brisk business. They custom-disguise cell towers to blend into their surroundings. It is estimated that up to 30% of the new cell tower erections now going up are being stealthily concealed.
When one considers the rapid advancements in electromagnetic and psychotronic mind control technology, this trend in utility concealment is rather sinister. If researchers could successfully project human speech into the minds of the deaf, as Dr. Joseph C. Sharp of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research did in 1974, think of their present capabilities.
Consider this quote by a pioneer in electromagnetic mind control: "Man does not have the right to develop his own mind. This kind of liberal orientation has great appeal. We must electrically control the brain. Some day armies and generals will be controlled by electric stimulation of the brain." - Dr. Jose Delgado -1974 Congressional Record, No. 262E, Vol. 118.
Here is another eye-opening quotation: "Contemporary neuroscience suggests the existence of fundamental algorithms by which all sensory transduction is translated into the intrinsic, brain-specific code. Direct stimulation of these codes within the human temporal or limbic cortices by applied electromagnetic patterns may require energy levels which are within the range of both geomagnetic activity and contemporary communication networks. A process which is coupled to the narrow band of brain temperature could allow all normal human brains to be affected by a sub-harmonic whose frequency range at about 10 Hz would only vary by 0.1 Hz." - On the Possibility of Directly accessing every human brain by electromagnetic induction of fundamental algorithms - by M.A. Persinger, Laurentian University / Perceptual and Motor Skills, June 1995, 80, 791-799.
And now, one final quotation to put the issue of stealth cell towers into a proper political perspective: "As an expert and juridical personality I declare: In Kiev was launched a mass production of Psychotronical Biogenerators and their tests. I cannot assert that during the coup d'etat were used exactly the Kiev generators. All the same the fact that they were used is evident to me. What are the Psychotronical generators? They are electrical equipment which produces the effect of guided control in human organisms. It affects especially the left and right hemisphere of the cortex. This is also the technology of the U.S. project Zombie 5 . . . I draw on my personal experience since I am myself the designer of such a generator." Quote by Victor Sedleckij, the Vice President of the League of Independent Soviet Scientists / Komsomolskaya Pravda / August 27, 1991
With the U.S. Presidential election coming up in a few short months, it is likely that the stealth cell tower network being rapidly constructed is destined to play an important role in remotely influencing the perceptions, thoughts and decisions of American voters.
Is there any crime that the Neoconmen won't perpretrate to retain their strangle-hold on power?
I am Atmos, a Sirian and member of the Galactic Federation. I ask you to look around you and see the changes manifesting, on a scale that must leave you in no doubt that something big is taking place. People are being affected in ways that are confusing them, because they are not in possession of the facts, and do not therefore realize that a massive transformation is imminent. Global warming and the associated changes have been noted for many years, although at first denied. Now however, there is unmistakable evidence of worldwide changes that are gathering pace. A sense of urgency exists, and action is called for that should have been taken many years ago.
There is a general feeling that something is in the air, and many feel uneasy because they cannot figure out what is happening. Lightworkers are more informed, and their calmness comes from their understanding of what the end-times entail. Some will never want to see or admit to what will eventually stare them in the face. They fear change, not knowing that those very changes will be their salvation. The old institutions are breaking down as the vibrations increase, and absolutely nothing will go forward unless it resonates with them. It is time that duality gave way to a balanced energy that is not fragmented, but is one of a single purpose to bring total Light to Earth.
The main focus of your attention is the Bush Administration, which continues to lead the nations of the world along the road to ruin. The result of their actions is bringing more misery both at home and abroad, and the rest of the world has been alerted to what is happening. The problem is that the ability to put a halt to their insane plans lies with the people of America, and they have not yet fully awakened to their responsibility. This is not entirely their fault, as the media are the lackeys that do as they are told, and consequently the people are fed on a diet of lies and half-truths.
We have often intimated that we would prefer the people to rise up and unseat the Government. It is possible, and many great souls are with you that wait the right time to step forward and achieve it. Further to that we stand in the background to support you, and we keep matters from getting out of hand. We say be brave if it seems to be your role in life to serve others in such a noble way. If you feel very strongly about it, know that you most certainly came into life to do just that. You will have been equipped with the ability to carry out your work, and others who are destined to be part of it will find themselves coming together with you.
Is it not interesting that as the dark go deeper into the mire of their own making, the Light grows more powerful and is leaving them behind. The greater the difference the more the Light stands in its own power. It helps transmute the dark energies thus reducing their power even further, and they are already fighting a losing battle. Patience is required, as events often proceed at a very slow pace, but if you are aware you will see the pattern of events leading to victory for the Light. Never doubt the outcome for one moment, and whatever you do go ahead with total conviction.
Look at our own position, fully prepared to move at the moment we are authorized to commence First Contact. Sighted in your skies all over the world, and although our presence can no longer be denied your Western Governments hide their knowledge of us from you. They confuse you, and deny the most definite and convincing evidence of us by treating you like little children. Do you stop to think why, and that in spite of our Ambassadors contacting all of your main Governments. You are not told about our offers to help you bring peace to the world, because the big powers have other ideas about your future and prefer to hold on to their power. They will not give up their military forces, or the wars that keep you victim to their control.
Power begets wealth, and politicians are not averse to lining their own pockets at your expense. Wealth is the tool that can open almost any door, and corruption is endemic in almost all countries. You might feel we could not prevent it, but I say we could and will do so at the earliest opportunity. We will come to confiscate illegally acquired moneys, and it does not matter what steps are taken to conceal them, as we know how to find their location. Not only will they be returned to their rightful owners, but wealth generally will also be re-distributed fairly and in an equitable way. Financial Centers and Banking will be subject to new and fair ways of functioning, and be very much changed to what you have now.
Dear Ones, there are vested interests who do not wish to see you having the advantage of advanced technologies that we shall bring you, They prefer that you should pay for the essentials of life, ones that ensure you always have the basic comforts that should be freely available and at no cost to you. Impossible you might say, but we remind you that we have the benefit of technologies that are thousands of years ahead of yours. We have long worked with free energy, and money plays no part in our dealings with others. We can quite easily operate with other civilization on an exchange basis, where both have needs that each other can fulfill.
You cannot imagine the wonders we will introduce that will seemingly be miraculous. Yet your leaders made a decision to keep you at the mercy of their schemes and agendas. Instead, they support those commercial interests that funded their parties, and refused our help that required an end to wars. As far as they are concerned, you are best controlled by being kept down and denied the opportunity to advance.
They have had no real heart for dealing with drugs and violence that is destroying your society. Indeed they see them as essential to ensure that you are in a state of fear, and reliant on them for your very protection. Independence would make you become more able to support yourself and that would not suit them. Understand why you are in your present stage of evolution, and demand that you are allowed to take that quantum leap that is necessary to get you well underway to Ascension.
The power behind us all is the Will of the Creator, and you will invoke such energies by acting in Love and Light. Your intent will create an energy that will grow in intensity, until it must manifest the result you desire. Do believe that as an individual your contribution is most important, as it is your collective intent that will win the day. You are the carriers of the Light that will bring the truth into being, and most certainly the truth will set you free. Remember that you are much more than mere mortals, and are made in the image of the Creator. You are Gods that are waking up to the realization of your enormous potential. Use it now and light up your path to Ascension.
Thank you Atmos.
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Subject: YouTube Footage from the 2007 Department of Peace Conference
From: Michael White firstname.lastname@example.org">
Date: 18 Feb 2007
Part of my inspiration to attend the conference was to capture commentary and interviews with the participants there for YouTube. I wanted to bring testimony to the public directly from those involved, especially since there were so many wonderful youth leaders present. I feel excited by the possibility of using this medium to connect more people to this movement.
This footage is the beginning of a new film project to bring news and insight into the emergence of a new culture of peace, and to help document this historic campaign. I hope to inspire and activate more people to get involved with these and upcoming installments of the show. Please share these clips with friends and help connect more people with this movement, and stay tuned for more footage as history unfolds. I want to encourage people reading this to actually subscribe to the channel and help with the growth of this program.
I will also be speaking about the Department of Peace campaign this evening on a talk radio show in the LA area at 8pm Pacific Time. You can listen in with the link below. The show is hosted by a woman named Denise and its called The New Now.
Please post this email on other websites and pass this on to others. Share your favorite clips from the YouTube footage. I am currently seeking donations or sponsorship to take this project to the next level. I hope to film at another upcoming conference for peace education in March.
American meat eaters are responsible for 1.5 more tons of carbon dioxide per person than vegetarians every year.
February 20, 2007
By Brad Knickerbocker | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor
As Congress begins to tackle the causes and cures of global warming, the action focuses on gas-guzzling vehicles and coal-fired power plants, not on lowly bovines.
Yet livestock are a major emitter of greenhouse gases that cause climate change. And as meat becomes a growing mainstay of human diet around the world, changing what we eat may prove as hard as changing what we drive.
It's not just the well-known and frequently joked-about flatulence and manure of grass-chewing cattle that's the problem, according to a recent report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Land-use changes, especially deforestation to expand pastures and to create arable land for feed crops, is a big part. So is the use of energy to produce fertilizers, to run the slaughterhouses and meat-processing plants, and to pump water.
"Livestock are one of the most significant contributors to today's most serious environmental problems," Henning Steinfeld, senior author of the report, said when the FAO findings were released in November.
Livestock are responsible for 18 percent of greenhouse-gas emissions as measured in carbon dioxide equivalent, reports the FAO. This includes 9 percent of all CO2 emissions, 37 percent of methane, and 65 percent of nitrous oxide. Altogether, that's more than the emissions caused by transportation.
The latter two gases are particularly troubling - even though they represent far smaller concentrations in atmosphere than CO2, which remains the main global warming culprit. But methane has 23 times the global warming potential (GWP) of CO2 and nitrous oxide has 296 times the warming potential of carbon dioxide.
Methane could become a greater problem if the permafrost in northern latitudes thaws with increasing temperatures, releasing the gas now trapped below decaying vegetation. What's more certain is that emissions of these gases can spike as humans consume more livestock products.
As prosperity increased around the world in recent decades, the number of people eating meat (and the amount one eats every year) has risen steadily. Between 1970 and 2002, annual per capita meat consumption in developing countries rose from 11 kilograms (24 lbs.) to 29 kilograms (64 lbs.), according to the FAO. (In developed countries, the comparable figures were 65 kilos and 80 kilos.) As population increased, total meat consumption in the developing world grew nearly five-fold over that period.
Beyond that, annual global meat production is projected to more than double from 229 million tons at the beginning of the decade to 465 million tons in 2050. This makes livestock the fastest growing sector of global agriculture.
Animal-rights activists and those advocating vegetarianism have been quick to pick up on the implications of the FAO report.
"Arguably the best way to reduce global warming in our lifetimes is to reduce or eliminate our consumption of animal products," writes Noam Mohr in a report for EarthSave International.
Changing one's diet can lower greenhouse gas emissions quicker than shifts away from fossil fuel burning technologies, Mr. Mohr writes, because the turnover rate for farm animals is shorter than that for cars and power plants.
"Even if cheap, zero-emission fuel sources were available today, they would take many years to build and slowly replace the massive infrastructure our economy depends upon today," he writes. "Similarly, unlike carbon dioxide which can remain in the air for more than a century, methane cycles out of the atmosphere in just eight years, so that lower methane emissions quickly translate to cooling of the earth."
Researchers at the University of Chicago compared the global warming impact of meat eaters with that of vegetarians and found that the average American diet - including all food processing steps - results in the annual production of an extra 1.5 tons of CO2-equivalent (in the form of all greenhouse gases) compared to a no-meat diet. Researchers Gidon Eshel and Pamela Martin concluded that dietary changes could make more difference than trading in a standard sedan for a more efficient hybrid car, which reduces annual CO2 emissions by roughly one ton a year.
"It doesn't have to be all the way to the extreme end of vegan," says Dr. Eshel, whose family raised beef cattle in Israel. "If you simply cut down from two burgers a week to one, you've already made a substantial difference."
Staff writer Peter Spotts contributed to this report.
A New Global Warming Strategy: How Environmentalists are Overlooking Vegetarianism as the Most Effective Tool Against Climate Change in Our Lifetimes - by Noam Mohr (MOST EXCELLENT!) http://earthsave.org/globalwarming.htm
Summary Global warming poses one of the most serious threats to the global environment ever faced in human history. Yet by focusing entirely on carbon dioxide emissions, major environmental organizations have failed to account for published data showing that other gases are the main culprits behind the global warming we see today. As a result, they are neglecting what might be the most effective strategy for reducing global warming in our lifetimes: advocating a vegetarian diet. (...) By far the most important non-CO2 greenhouse gas is methane, and the number one source of methane worldwide is animal agriculture.Methane is responsible for nearly as much global warming as all other non-CO2 greenhouse gases put together. Methane is 21 times more powerful a greenhouse gas than CO2. While atmospheric concentrations of CO2 have risen by about 31% since pre-industrial times, methane concentrations have more than doubled. Whereas human sources of CO2 amount to just 3% of natural emissions, human sources produce one and a half times as much methane as all natural sources. In fact, the effect of our methane emissions may be compounded as methane-induced warming in turn stimulates microbial decay of organic matter in wetlands-the primary natural source of methane.With methane emissions causing nearly half of the planet's human-induced warming, methane reduction must be a priority. Methane is produced by a number of sources, including coal mining and landfills-but the number one source worldwide is animal agriculture. Animal agriculture produces more than 100 million tons of methane a year. And this source is on the rise: global meat consumption has increased fivefold in the past fifty years, and shows little sign of abating. About 85% of this methane is produced in the digestive processes of livestock, and while a single cow releases a relatively small amount of methane, the collective effect on the environment of the hundreds of millions of livestock animals worldwide is enormous. An additional 15% of animal agricultural methane emissions are released from the massive "lagoons" used to store untreated farm animal waste, and already a target of environmentalists' for their role as the number one source of water pollution in the U.S. The conclusion is simple: arguably the best way to reduce global warming in our lifetimes is to reduce or eliminate our consumption of animal products. Simply by going vegetarian (or, strictly speaking, vegan), , , we can eliminate one of the major sources of emissions of methane, the greenhouse gas responsible for almost half of the global warming impacting the planet today. CLIP
Date: 20 Feb 2007
From: Daniel Stafford email@example.com">
Subject: TEN STEPS TO RESTORE THE UNITED STATES' MORAL AUTHORITY
*D o w n s i z e r - D i s p a t c h*
"First, do no harm." This is the rule of every physician who treats you for an illness. The doctor's objective is to make you better, not worse.
Government should operate by a similar rule. Indeed, it's supposed to abide by several such rules, including the presumption of innocence, habeas corpus, and all of the other protections that go by the general name of "due process."
The idea is that whatever government does to address a problem, it must start by not making the problem worse.
First, do no harm.
Government must not punish the innocent. And it must not turn the rest of the world into foes by treating foreigners differently than Americans would want to be treated under similar circumstances.
We must live by the same standards we apply to others. Truth must count. Innocence must matter.
For the past several years our government has been doing the exact opposite. The rule has been, first, do harm. Make unnecessary enemies. Tell lies. Jump to conclusions. Presume guilt. Foster torture. Kidnap people. Deny due process. Do as we say, not as we do. Truth does not count. Innocence does not matter.
America, once the beacon of light and hope to the world has exposed itself as a hypocrite. And by so doing we have made the whole world distrustful of us.
True national security begins by make no unnecessary enemies. True national security begins by treating others as we would want to be treated.
First, do no harm.
Toward this end DownsizeDC.org has joined with a host of other groups, from all across the political spectrum, to send a letter to Congress, asking them to restore fundamental American principles. You will find a list of the groups, as well as the letter we signed, below my signature.
Please add to this effort by sending Congress a message right now - through http://action.downsizedc.org/wyc.php?cid=58 - , calling for repeal of "The Military Commissions Act of 2006," which has effectively repealed due process and legalized torture.
Thank you for being a DC Downsizer.
Groups Signing the Letter to Congress:
Alliance for Justice, American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International, Center for American Progress Action Fund, Center for Constitutional Rights, Human Rights First, Human Rights Watch, Japanese American Citizens League, National Religious Campaign Against Torture, Open Society Policy Center, Physicians for Human Rights
TEN STEPS TO RESTORE THE UNITED STATES' MORAL AUTHORITY
A Common Sense Agenda for the 110th Congress
. Restore Habeas Corpus
Perhaps the most important protection against the arbitrary exercise of executive power, the writ of habeas corpus ensures that all persons can challenge the legality of their detention before an independent court. The Military Commissions Act of 2006, as interpreted by the current administration, would depriv e any non-citizen labeled "enemy combatant" of this centuries-old right. A vote to protect the habeas rights of detainees in US military custody lost in the Senate by just two votes in September. Restoring habeas corpus to ensure judicial review of detentions and provide an important independent check on executive power should be a first order of business for the new Congress.
. Stop Renditions to Torture
The United States made great strides when, in 2005, it enacted the McCain Amendment prohibiting the use of torture or cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment by any US official acting anywhere in the world. Now the United States needs to get out of the business of outsourcing torture and ill- treatment to other countries. Congress should pass legislation to protect detainees in US custody from being transferred to abuse.
. Abolish Secret Prisons
Although the US has long criticized other nati ons for engaging in forced disappearances -- imprisoning people in secret -- the Bush administration continues to assert the right to do so. While the administration claims to have emptied its secret CIA prisons for the time being, it has not ruled out their future use nor accounted for all the prisoners who are believed to have been secretly detained. Congress should pass legislation to ensure that the secret detention centers are shut down permanently and that no one in US custody is forcibly disappeared or otherwise held incommunicado. Congress should also demand an accounting of the whereabouts of all those formerly held in secret locations.
. Hold Abusers Accountable
Although more than six hundred US military and civilian personnel have been implicated in hundreds of known instances of detainee abuse, including 25 cases where the detainee ultimately died, very few have been prosecuted. Only eleven service members have been sentenced for more than a year -- all low-ranking; no one has been convicted on the basis of command responsibility; and only one civilian -- a contractor to the CIA -- has been prosecuted. Congress should demand that the Pentagon and Department of Justice vigorously prosecute those responsible for engaging in, authorizing or condoning detainee mistreatment, including those up the chain of command. This would deter future abuse and demonstrate to the world the US's condemnation of such ill-treatment.
. Hold Fair Trials
In October, the Congress authorized the use of military commissions to try non-citizen detainees in US military custody. The rules for these commissions raise serious concerns about the integrity and fairness of such trials. Of particular concern, the rules allow the use of coerced evidence and evidence obtained through cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment if obtained before January 2006 and found "reliable" ; by a military judge, also allow the government to withhold from defense lawyers information about how the evidence was obtained. As a result of these provisions, defendants could be convicted based on the wide array of so-called "enhanced" interrogation techniques allegedly employed by the CIA -- techniques including extended exposure to extreme cold, prolonged sleep deprivation, and "waterboarding" (mock drowning). Congress should amend these rules to ensure that detainees are not convicted -- and possibly executed -- based on evidence obtained through torture or other abusive treatment, are provided a fair opportunity to confront their accusers and are given a meaningful chance to gather and present evidence and witnesses.
. Prohibit Abusive Interrogations
In the Military Commissions Act, Congress amended the War Crimes Act of 1996, specifying a list of eight "grave breaches" of the hum ane treatment requirements of the Geneva Conventions that constitute war crimes. Two of the primary authors of the Military Commissions Act, Senators John Warner and John McCain, have publicly stated that they intended to criminalize the abusive interrogation techniques allegedly used by the CIA in the past. But the administration continues to imply that it could continue the CIA secret detention program -- and presumably the abusive interrogations that go with it. Congress should clarify that the full range of abusive interrogation techniques that have been prohibited for use by the military's new field manual on interrogations are similar prohibited -- and criminalized -- if used by the CIA.
. Close Guantánamo Bay
The US continues to hold close to 400 detainees in Guantanámo Bay, many of whom have been held for five years without charge and without access to court to challenge the legali ty of their detention. Those detainees who have engaged in terrorism-related crimes should be charged and held accountable; those who are not charged with criminal acts should be released. The administration should work with its allies to develop appropriate procedures in accordance with U.S. and international human rights and humanitarian obligations to ensure that detainees are not returned to countries where they face torture or abuse. Congress should hold oversight hearings about the future of Guantanamo, and push the administration to put forth a plan for its closure.
. Respect the Laws of War
The US's unilateral reinterpretation of the Geneva Conventions to support its questionable detention policies undermines respect for the rule of law around the world and puts US service members and civilians at risk if US's policies and practices are adopted by others. Of particular concern, the US Congress in October enacted (in the Militar y Commissions Act) an overbroad definition of "unlawful enemy combatant" that turns a civilian munitions worker, a mother who provides food to her combatant son, and a US resident accused of giving money to a banned group into "combatants" who can be detained without charge in military custody or tried by a military court. The new Congress should strike this definition of "unlawful enemy combatant" and reaffirm the US's longstanding commitment to the civilian -- rather than military -- courts to prosecute civilians who violate the law.
. Protect Victims of Persecution From Being Defined As Terrorists
The United States will never be able to effectively fight terrorism if it cannot distinguish between terrorists and victims. Yet, overbroad terrorism-related bars in US immigration law are now being used to define innocent victims as terrorists -- and denying them entry to the United States. Hmong and Monta gnards are being labeled as terrorists solely because they took up arms alongside the United States during the Vietnam War. Rape victims who were forced into sexual slavery by West African rebel groups are being labeled "material supporters" of terrorism because they performed household chores while enslaved. Congress should adopt a reasonable definition of terrorism that does not equate victims with terrorists and define any armed group as terrorist, even if it does not target civilians.
. End Indefinite Detention Without Charge
Ever since 9/11, the Bush administration has relied on a variety of means to detain individuals indefinitely and without charge. The material witness warrant law -- a law that allows the government to temporarily detain key witnesses who pose credible flight risks -- has been misused to detain dozens of terrorism-related suspects, some of whom were held for months without charge. Now, the adminis tration is improperly invoking the "enemy combatant" label to justify the indefinite detention without charge of Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, a lawful US resident who since the eve of his trial for credit card fraud in 2003 has been held in a military brig in South Carolina. Congress should use its oversight authority and pass legislation that will prevent the administration from evading basic due process protections, and, in so doing, undermine respect for fundamental human rights and the rule of law.
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No Need To Rush...
It's been 18 years since I joined Volvo, a Swedish company. Working for them has proven to be an interesting experience. Any project here takes 2 years to be finalized, even if the idea is simple and brilliant. It's a rule.
Globalize processes have caused in us (all over the world) a general sense of searching for immediate results. Therefore, we have come to posses a need to see immediate results. This contrasts greatly with the slow movements of the Swedish. They, on the other hand, debate, debate, debate, hold quantity of meetings and work with a slowdown scheme. At the end, this always yields better results.
Said in another words:
1. Sweden is about the size of San Pablo, a state in Brazil.
2. Sweden has 2 million inhabitants.
3. Stockholm, has 500,000 people.
4. Volvo, Escania, Ericsson, Electrolux, Nokia are some of its renowned companies. Volvo supplies NASA.
The first time I was in Sweden, one of my colleagues picked me up at the hotel every morning. It was September, bit cold and snowy. We would arrive early at the company and he would park a long way from the entrance (2000 employees drive their car to work). The first day, I didn't say anything, either the second or third. One morning I asked, "Do you have a fixed parking space? I've noticed we park far from the entrance even when there are no other cars in the parking lot." To which he replied, "Since we're here early we'll have time to walk, and whoever gets in late will need a place closer to the door don't you think? Imagine my face.
Nowadays, there's a movement in Europe named Slow Food. This movement establishes that people should eat and drink slowly; with enough time to taste their food, spend time with the family, friends, without rushing. Slow Food is opposite to its counterpart: the spirit of Fast Food and what it stands for as a lifestyle. Slow Food is the basis for a bigger movement called Slow Europe, as mentioned by Business Week.
Basically, the movement questions the sense of "hurry" and "craziness" generated by globalization, fueled by the desire of "having with quantity" (life status) versus "having with quality", "life quality" or the "quality of being". French people, even though they work 35 hours per week, are more productive than Americans or British. Germans have established a 28.8 hour workweek and have seen their productivity been driven up by 20%. This slow attitude has brought forth the US's attention, pupils of the fast and the "do it now!".
This no-rush attitude doesn't represent doing less or having a lower productivity. It means working and doing things with greater quality, productivity, perfection, with attention to detail and less stress. It means reestablishing family values, friends, free and leisure time. Taking the "now", present and concrete, versus the "global", undefined and anonymous. It means taking humans' essential values, the simplicity of living.
It stands for a less coercive work environment, more happy, lighter and more productive where humans enjoy doing what they know best how to do. It's time to stop and think on how companies need to develop serious quality with no-rush that will increase productivity and the quality of products and services, without losing the essence of spirit.
In the movie, Scent of a Woman, there's a scene where Al Pacino asks a girl to dance and she replies, "I can't, my boyfriend will be here any minute now". To which Al responds, "A life is lived in an instant". Then they dance a memorable tango.
Many of us live our lives running behind time, but we only reach it when we die of a heart attack or in a car accident rushing to be on time.
Others are so anxious of living the future that they forget to live the present, which is the only time that truly exists. We all have equal time throughout the world. No one has more or less. The difference lies in how each one of us does with our time. We need to live each moment. As John Lennon said, "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans".
Congratulations for reading till the end of this message. There are many who will have stopped in the middle so as not to waste time in this globalize world.
MUMBAI (BOMBAY) INDIA - Have you ever seen an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO)? A trick question, isn't it? If you respond with a 'yes', chances are people will say you're bonkers.
It's safer, then, to assume that any suspicious looking thing moving in the sky is some exotic military aircraft and pay no serious attention to it. But hold on, there is a gentleman out there who believes that not only do such UFOs exist but that the encounters experienced on earth are intentional leaks by advanced extraterrestrial civilisations.
Meet 65-year-old Alfred Webre, author, lawyer, space activist and futurist, who has an unflinching belief in the existence of intelligent extraterrestrial life forms. He was also the principal investigator of a civilian scientific study of extraterrestrial communication undertaken by the White House, Pentagon and Stanford Research Institute (SRI) during Jimmy Carter's regime.
Webre, who was in Mumbai recently, spoke exclusively to DNA on the subject that has fascinated mankind for years.
As an appetiser, Webre lists the compelling reasons behind his belief. "After studying the huge database compiled on UFOs and following interactions with a number of air-traffic controllers, military, intelligence and Federal aviation personnel, there can be no doubt that many UFOs have been non-Earth objects," he says.
As an example of the presence of extraterrestrial activity, Webre quoted an unusual phenomenon that was experienced by Soviet Space Agency officials.
"The then Soviet Union had sent a space probe to Mars' satellite Phobos. However, preliminary verifications using photographs showed that the probe was mysteriously shot down. High ranking Russian officials and President Eisenhower's advisors believed that Phobos was an artificial satellite," Webre added.
Besides, Webre has been motivated by the Drake equation which hypothesises that the number of civilisations could be more than one and the string theory which talks of extra dimensions and parallel universes.
The UFO phenomenon though is not restricted to mere sightings. "Contact by UFOs is a grassroots education program for humanity," Webre says. He further adds that there are technologies like anti-gravity and time travel in the possession of certain governments that have been transferred by extraterrestrials.
Webre is a proponent of the Exopolitics model which states that the Earth is an isolated planet in the midst of a populated universe.
"We live in a populated universe in which our planet has been quarantined and this is no random event. The quarantine was lifted in 1947, the year from which the UFO phenomenon began in full force around our planet," Webre says.
As per the quarantine hypothesis, Earth's humanity is not yet sufficiently evolved to be included in the universal society. In this model, life-bearing planets such as earth are members of a collective universe that operates under universal law.
This model states that life was planted and cultivated here under the stewardship of more advanced societies, in accordance with the over-all principles of universe ecology.
So when will this quarantine end? Webre believes the militarisation of outer space by humans may be the single most important factor preventing the end of Earth's isolation from civilised space society.
"Humanity may not be permitted into Universe society without an absolute ban on warfare and weapons in a jurisdiction ruled by the standards of a common universe government," he concludes.
UFO Technology Could Provide Climate Change Solutions: Former Canadian Defense Minister
After a retired U.S. Air Force General confirmed to Hon. Paul Hellyer that the 1947 Roswell UFO crash took place, Hellyer went public about what he knows of the cover-up. He says that he spoke out because the policy implications affect every nation on Earth. He suggests that the world community should find ways to establish contact with advanced civilizations to find out what we can learn from them that will help us save our planet, save our civilization from coming global environmental challenges caused by climate change.
Toronto, Canada (PRWeb) February 25, 2007 -- A former Minister of National Defense of Canada believes that advanced technology from extraterrestrial civilizations could help all nations put an end to our addiction to oil, and reduce greenhouse gases.
Hon. Paul Hellyer will be further discussing his views at an upcoming screening of a new documentary exposing an alleged UFO cover-up in Toronto on March 7, 2007.
Hellyer first went public about UFOs when he spoke at the Toronto Exopolitics Symposium in September 2005. He stated that a retired U.S. Air Force General confirmed to him that the 1947 Roswell UFO crash took place and originated from an advanced humanoid intelligent extraterrestrial civilization.
Hellyer is not new to controversy. While serving as Defense Minister under Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson, the famous Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, he oversaw the controversial integration and unification of the Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army, and the Royal Canadian Air Force into a single organization, the Canadian Forces.
Despite the fact that some UFO reports came to his desk while Defense Minister between 1963 and 1967, Hellyer says he was too busy to further investigate, or to pay much attention.
Files from the Canadian government confirm that five government departments have been involved in collecting data and conducting investigations on UFOs since 1947: the Department of Transport, Department of Communications, Department of National Defence, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the National Research Council. For more information, see: http://www.collectionscanada.ca/ufo/index-e.html
Hellyer says that he only started taking the issue more seriously after watching Peter Jennings' ABC News Prime Time two hour special on UFOs in February 2005.
Jennings interviewed more than 150 witnesses and scientists, including one of the leading theoretical physicists in the world, Dr. Michio Kaku. Kaku said that Einstein's theory of relativity left us with the possibility that alien civilizations could have transcended the fabric of space and time through a "wormhole," also known as an "Einstein-Rosen Bridge." See: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/Primetime/story?id=528724&page=1
As per Webster's dictionary, a "wormhole" is defined as a "hypothetical topological feature of spacetime that is essentially a 'shortcut' from one point in the universe to another point in the universe, allowing travel between them that is faster than it would take light to make the journey through normal space."
"Maybe there's nothing there," said Kaku. "However, on that off chance that there is something there, that could literally change the course of human history. So I say let this investigation begin."
Indeed, Hellyer decided to let the investigation begin after he watched Jennings' show. He read the controversial book "The Day After Roswell" by the late Col. Philip Corso, a former Pentagon official who served directly under General Arthur Trudeau in the 1960s. Corso later worked for and befriended the late U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond, a longtime friend of the Bush family.
In late summer of 2005, Hellyer contacted a retired U.S. Air Force General, a family acquaintance, and was told that undeniably, Corso was telling the truth. He was also told that there was more to the story but that it was still highly classified, and he could not yet disclose it.
Hellyer felt compelled to go public about what he had learned so far, and he did. His September 2005 disclosure triggered a countless amount of newspaper coverage and an overwhelming number of interview requests from international media outlets. He appeared on well known radio and TV shows, including a December 2005 primetime interview with Tucker Carlson on MSNBC that can be viewed online: http://video.msn.com/v/us/v.htm?g=73f6c962-ac45-47df-ae8c-7e1a15a4970f&f=copy
On May 9th 2006, Hellyer held a press conference in Toronto with Dr. Steven Greer of the Disclosure Project (http://www.disclosureproject.org), a nonprofit research project with over 400 government, military, and intelligence community witnesses testifying to their direct, personal, first hand experience with UFOs, ETs, ET technology, and the cover-up that keeps this information top secret.
Relating to climate change and extraterrestrial civilizations' advanced non-polluting technologies, Hellyer said:
"What I want is what a lot of the members of the Exopolitics Institute want, is to try and make contact and say: 'What can we learn from you that will help us save our planet, save our civilization, reduce some of the disparity between the wealthiest people in the world and the poorest, and give us more abundant life for everyone here."
In June 2006, Hellyer was the keynote speaker at a world peace conference in Hawaii. Speaking about climate change, advanced technology retrieved from extraterrestrial civilizations, and the lucrative oil industry, he said:
"The financial stakes couldn't be higher, but they still pale in comparison to saving the planet for the benefit of future generations. There is no doubt that the adjustment in moving away from oil dependency would be unprecedented. But it doesn't have to be accomplished overnight... By international agreement it could be done over 10, 20, or even 30 years, and that would be fast enough to save the planet from disaster."
Hellyer will be further addressing the implications of disclosure during a scheduled talk at the coming screening of a new documentary titled "Fastwalkers" in Toronto on March 7, 2007, at 7pm, at De La Salle College Theatre.
The film features over 30 witnesses testifying to their direct knowledge of the reality of UFOs and the cover-up, ranging from former military and government intelligence personnel, to major airline pilots, nuclear and optical physicists, and others. It also explores some of the spiritual and religious implications of the disclosure of extraterrestrial life.
From: Richard Boylan PhD (email@example.com)
Sent: February 19, 2007
Subject: Operation Star Gazer
Friends and Star Kids,
Rarely do Star Seeds and Star Kids get an inside glimpse at how the Cabal make use of the secrecy and classification within military and intelligence units to exploit government units to do their work. Recently I have been contacted by a Green Beret Colonel who eventually worked for the NSA until quitting in disgust a little over a year ago. He now wants to whistle-blow on what he was ordered to do.
During the period 2000-2005, this NSA Colonel was in charge of a 53-man training platoon of super-elite Special Forces, the best of Green Berets, SEALS, and DELTA Force. It was called Task Force White Tail, and its mission labeled Operation Star Gazer.
The training took place at the subterranean Area 51/S-4 complex in Nevada, and concentrated on counter-operations in urban settings, and specialized in dealing with situations involving Star Visitors in close proximity: how to deal with incoming telepathic communication, mental imagery-sending, and mental cloaking by the Visitors' of their actual appearance. The training also involved function and use of advanced weapons that subdue, immobilize or terminate Star Visitors, as ordered.
The training also encompassed dealing with Star Seed adults and even Star Kids, who have double-handfuls of psychic and other paranormal abilities. Task Force training involved how to evade, confuse, and dissemble, so as to throw off the Star Kids'/Seeds' "reading" of the Special Forces operative, how to counter their psychic abilities with countervailing psychic force, or psychotronic or other directed-energy weapons devices, how to break them and superinterrogate them.
At a more exotic level, the training included psychological instruction in how not to be attracted to, or drawn in by, these Star Seeds/Kids, and how to try to win them over to join the group that put on this training. The Colonel said there was more training involved, but felt he has said enough with this.
The broad implications of training like Task Force White Tail is that the Cabal (see: http://www.drboylan.com/cabal.html ) foresees and is actively planning for the day when the UFO Cover-Up falters, and it is "necessary" to round up Star Seeds who could cause the Cabal trouble, and to interdict and subdue any Star Visitors who are on the ground.
At first, his special-branch NSA superior officer did not tell him what the psi and other special training was for. But the Colonel kept pushing until he learned what the actual objectives were. Upon learning these, the Colonel lost stomach for being further involved in such an enterprise, and resigned.
And upon further reflection, he decided to reach out to one or more other Star Seeds to see what could be done about thwarting this Cabal instrumentality's horrific plans. He then contacted me, and divulged this information.
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