Friday, December 30, 2011

Resolve to spread the truth this year

"The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off." ― Gloria Steinem
"They have millions of money and millions of obedient soldiers. We have only one thing, but that is the most powerful thing in the world: Truth." - Leo Tolstoy

We all know what the problem is ... massive ignorance and apathy. This year, resolve to be a part of the solution.

I know about as well as anyone that telling the truth won't make you popular. It's often ugly and unpleasant, like airing a flesh wound. But it's a necessary element in healing. The sooner people realize the depth and breadth of deception being perpetrated on them, the better they'll be able to deal with it. Ignoring a flesh wound leads to infection. Ignoring infection leads to gangrene. Ignoring gangrene leads to death. Things have been pretty bad lately, but there's plenty of room for them to get worse. A lot worse.

People vilify Iran's President Ahmadinejad for implying that 9-11 was an inside job, which was used to justify illegal occupations. But what if everyone found out he was right on that score? What are the implications? Could that prevent an attack on Iran, which may possibly lead to a third world war? Would that realization help us to clean up the "Mighty Wurlitzer" lie machine that we Americans have been living with for so long? Well, I still have hope. Please join me in my resolve to keep on spreading the truth in the coming year. Here are some sites to help get you started:

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Life off the grid

Hi, everyone, just checking in ...

Here's another video from Alaska (you know, I went to high school and college in Fairbanks). I saw most of this documentary on PBS, and found this guy extremely inspiring. Hat tip to Vigilant Citizen for helping to spread his impressive story:

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Merry Christmas!

The library is going to be closed for a while, so I won't be updating this site any time soon. But I do want to my readers know I really appreciate them and wish them the best for this coming year (the last until the "End of Days" according to the Mayan Calandar ... notice I added a countdown on the right-hand side of this page). Meanwhile, enjoy this nifty presentation of Hallelujah Chorus by the people of Quinhagak, Alaska (hat tip to

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Third party surprise?

Rachel Maddow (of MSNBC) said something yesterday that piqued my imagination. She noted that people were doing polls running Jeb Bush against Obama and the GOP clown hopefuls. She also noted that it costs big money to run these kinds of polls, and speculated on why it was being done. I guess someone asked Jeb's people about it, and they denied they were behind the polling, but we all know how much we can trust the Bushies. Rachel also mentioned there's been a shadowy group going around getting a third party on the ballot for all 50 states. Here's a story about them:

Americans Elect wins third party spot on California ballot

"Americans Elect's chairman is Peter Ackerman, who was right-hand man to junk-bond trader Michael Milken at Drexel Burnham Lambert in the 1980s [...] The group's board of advisors includes ... Mark McKinnon, a senior campaign advisor to President George W. Bush ..." Hmmmm. Wonder if we might see a third party Bush/Palin ticket sometime in the future ...

Monday, December 19, 2011

Thomas Kean and Donald Rumsfeld display shocking "ignorance" about Building 7

[Hat tip:]

Thomas Kean was the Chair of the 9/11 Commission. If anybody is supposed to be an expert on what happened that day, it would be him, right? Yet here he is, claiming that "the Bureau of Standards" found that "aftershocks" caused the 47-story WTC 7 to collapse. First of all, the National Bureau of Standards changed their name to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 1988. More importantly, NIST's report doesn't mention "aftershocks" at all, they claim *fire* brought down the building.

Now here's former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld claiming he doesn't even know what Building 7 is. EXCUSE ME? Our country loses a 47 story building during a terrorist attack and the Secretary of Defense doesn't know anything about it???

Get a clue, people! These guys are lying through their teeth and they belong in jail! Meanwhile, 9-11 is now being used to justify an attack on Iran!

Friday, December 16, 2011

One Hundred Million Dollar Penny

How do you visualize hundreds of millions, billions, and even several trillion dollars? This video does a great job explaining just how much has been stolen from the American people.

[Again, thank you,]

Maybe you should ask why ...

This makes sense to me.  Hat tip to

Monday, December 12, 2011

I think we're beyond the point where voting will help.

This from Video Rebel's blog
"In modern America being intelligent, honest and outspoken can be fatal. And that is my problem." [Mine too!]
Please Vote For A Candidate Who Won’t Torture Me

Meanwhile, history is being made while Occupy Portland, Oakland, LA and others are shutting down all the ports on the American west coast.  As you can imagine, this is REAL action, the kind which can be very effective, if dangerous.  As you can imagine, at this hour the media is more or less ignoring what's going on.  This is something to watch and pay attention to!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Historical Occupy DC: U.S. Army Gasses & Attacks Veterans In Washington DC 1932

Not many people remember the Bonus Army. I don't remember being taught about it in school. It was only a few years ago when I read a book about it, which I highly recommend.

The Bonus Army: an American Epic

Back in 1932, many WWI veterans starved through the depression. Their only asset was bonus money promised for their service. So they came by the thousands and occupied D.C. to demand payment in full. The end of this video shows what happened to them:

So, did they make any difference at all? Yes they did. There wouldn't be a GI Bill if it weren't for the Bonus Marchers. But would-be service members would do well to remember how their government treated their fore-bearers before getting dragged off to another war -- say, in Iran.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Subconscious War

This is a half hour video by Quincy Davis, featuring Native American activist John Trudell. I was referred to it by this essay which claims that US culture more closely resembles Huxley's "Brave New World" than Orwell's "1984" (Personally, I think it resembles *both* far too close for comfort).

Can you light your faucet on fire?

Call me paranoid, but sometimes I think these energy companies deliberately want to poison us. And governments (not just ours, but those in Japan, for example) sit back and let them.

I found that clip on What Really Happened, as well as this nifty collection of "Occupy" posters.

Let's put our heads together, start a new country up,
Underneath the river bed we burned the river down
This is where they walked, swam, hunted, danced and sang,
Take a picture here, take a souvenir
-- REM, Cuyahoga

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Re: the ‘Indefinite Detention’ Bill

I've deliberately avoided talking about the utterly treasonous Section 1031 of the National Defense Authorization Act, which presumes to do away with the 5th amendment -- you know, the one that guarantees "No person shall be [...] deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law ..." because:
a) the Patriot Act, the attacks on Habeas Corpus, and the recent assassination of American al Awlaki already presume to do this, so why ratchet up the fear by screaming about yet another totally illegal and therefore illegitimate law?
b) the bill hasn't actually become "law" yet, Obama said he was going to veto it.

Well, I guess now, after all but seven senators passed the bill, it looks like they've got more than enough votes for a congressional override. And we should know who these traitors are. Here's a page that gives the roll call of both House and Senate versions of the bill, plus a revealing interview with Paul Craig Roberts on the subject.

Personally, I don't think in terms of "we've been stripped of all our rights today ..." -- the Constitution trumps any law a bunch of traitors come up with. And the Declaration of Independence says we have been endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, among which are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. So don't fear, trust in God, and hold these traitors accountable for their blatant disregard for their oath of office and the Constitution.

This is going to come to a head, and it won't be pretty. But if you're with our Creator, you know you're on the winning side.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

What would happen if ...

-- the members of our Armed Forces started defending our Constitution against *all* enemies, foreign *and* domestic, as they have sworn to do?

-- police officers began serving and protecting the *people* instead of corporations, as they have sworn to do?

[hat-tip to]

Monday, November 28, 2011

Is this your child, Loki?

[Here's a poem I found in one of the comments at Portland Indymedia, by a fairly regular poster who goes by the handle "Shaker." This was in response to a post about psychotronic weapons which are currently being used against American citizens.]

Observer and Observed

Where once one might behold a natural definition of horizon,
was allowed to laugh, to love
within the cosmos,
to feel hardly central
and be soothed by the comfortable revolution of the night skies,
an eye has been rocketed
into the well of heaven.
A daring bargain:
such sight in exchange for wisdom
and a stereoscope of ravens.

Infused, expanded, powerful...
Isn't it wonderful,
mechanical networks of associative neurons,
mimicry inebriated with radiated
and re-radiated microwaves?
In what image was this created?

What may have been a tree,
is a mast and antennae?
What may have been stars
are geosynchronus imposters?
What may be revelation
is an incessant shriek well beyond
the comfortable frequency of a heartbeat?
The gods whisper,
and punctuate wisely;
the mistaken irresponsibly scream.

The oracle recognizes the model
but sings in consternation.
Impetuous with the language of the gods,
one may curse in proud ignorance,
but be fated to necromancy
and the perspective of Odin:
with knowledge, but just one eye.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Ever heard of "predictive programming"?

I agree with Zen Gardener that this is a blatant recent example of it. GW over at Washington's Blog is worried about us invading Syria. Could that be our entry point to the "WW3" the Jeep Commercial alludes to?

According to this website, "Predictive programming is a subtle form of psychological conditioning provided by the media to acquaint the public with planned societal changes to be implemented by our leaders. If and when these changes are put through, the public will already be familiarized with them and will accept them as 'natural progressions', as Alan Watt calls it; thus lessening any possible public resistance and commotion."

Other examples of predictive programming: the oil spill in the Gulf, 9-11, and the weird murals at Denver's new airport.

Zen Gardener offers a good prescription. When it comes to predictive programming, "Stay clear of it. Advertising and political propaganda are sorcery and more powerful than you think. Don't let it occupy your eyes, ears or mind. It's spiritually toxic [...] Make a regular practice of tuning into the elevated frequency that's available to all right now. Read uplifting interviews, spend time in nature, find ways to practice peace."

It will always be worth your while to step back and examine what you're being exposed to. You have a choice. Don't give the bad guys your energy -- when it comes down to it, that's all they have to go on.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Video: JFK II -- the Bush Connection

Of course, tomorrow is the anniversary of the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy. I was impressed with this film, which ties Bush Sr. into these events in a dozen different ways.

UC Davis kids get an education

Even I was shocked by this.

On a positive note, this is kind of a fun little video:

Friday, November 18, 2011

As Above, So Below

I've been thinking about what to post today ... there's a lot of stuff about Occupy Wall Street and yesterday's day of action, and I had been thinking about talking about the Sandusky scandal and tying that in with other child abuse scandals I know about like the Franklin Scandal and the Johnny Gosch disappearance (which I believe ties in with the Jeff Gannon/fake journalist scandal ...) but I'm not really in the mood for either of those kinds of stories. There will always be plenty to fight about. Today I'd rather sit back and wonder. "See the world in just one grain of sand ..."

So here you go: Fibonacci's Fractals (hat tip to Charles Gilchrist).

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Hypocrisy's Elegant Symmetry

I AM NOT MOVING - short film for Occupy Wall Street from Corey Ogilvie on Vimeo.

Put the Message in the Box

I live along the Lincoln Highway, and as I was waiting for the bus this morning I saw a candy wrapper being blown my way. I was in a philosophical mood and wanting to do the right thing I bent down to pick it up. Instantly a song switched on in my head:
"Put the message in the box
Put the box into the car
Drive the car around the world . . .
Until you get heard."

I looked at the wrapper. It was for Almond Joy.
So here I am putting the message in the box. Believe it or not, this means something for me. Does it for you?

Monday, November 14, 2011


Mike Rivero of tells it like it is.

1. Nation A and Nation B are at peace, and free of debt.

2. The bankers, aka the money-junkies hire the presstitutes to tell Nation A that Nation B is coming to kill them unless Nation A attacks Nation B first. (Hitler at Gleiwitz, or Saddam's nuclear weapons, as only two examples) Donations are made to candidates who are willing to murder a few million people for a piece of the profits.

3. The money-junkies loan nation A the money to buy weapons to blow up nation B.

4. Nation B says "What the hell is this crap? Why are you attacking us?"

5. The money-junkies loan nation B the money to buy weapons to blow up nation A.

6. The war rages on and eventually one side wins and one sides loses. It doesn't really matter which one, as both Nation A and Nation B are now heavily into debt to the money-junkies.

7. The money-junkies loan nation A the money to repair and replace all they lost in the war. Nation A eventually gets back to the exact same life they had before the war only now they are hopelessly in debt to the money-junkies.

8. The money-junkies loan nation B the money to repair and replace all they lost in the war. Nation B eventually gets back to the exact same life they had before the war only now they are hopelessly in debt to the money-junkies.

9. The money-junkies hire the presstitutes to tell Nation C that Nation D is coming to kill them unless Nation D attacks Nation C first. Donations are made to candidates who are willing to murder a few million people for a piece of the profits.

Do you see how it works now? Do you see why we are always at war? Do you understand that as long as private central bankers control the economies of nations that wars murdering millions of innocents are inevitable?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Noticing Nature

A while back I wrote about a quiz I saw -- it might have been in Adbusters -- where they showed you silhouettes of corporate logos (like the Disney ears, the CBS eye, etc.) to see if you could identify them. I'm sure I would have got the majority right, along with most Americans. Then they showed you a bunch of leaf shapes, and I realized with consternation that about the only ones I could identify for sure would be a maple, and maybe an oak. That's pathetic. I like to think I'm a fairly intelligent person, and I like nature more than most ... how could I be so incredibly ignorant?

In the movie "The Color Purple" one line stood out for me: "I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it." Now, I don't know if it pisses Him off, because if so He'd be upset most of the time, I should think, but I imagine it does disappoint Him. After all, purple is fairly rare in nature, and if you don't notice it you're not paying much attention. And if you're not paying attention, you're squandering your time on this planet, when you're supposed to be learning something, or at least that's the way I've always seen it. So why is it that I know more about logos that are trying to sell me stuff than something that God made? That's like someone that knows more about cheap comic book characters than they know about the classics ... Garbage In, Garbage Out.

So yesterday I made it a point to look up a leaf of a brilliant red tree that had been troubling me ... I was sure it was a maple, but the leaf didn't look *exactly* like the Canadian flag, so I checked this website and saw that indeed, my tree was a *red* maple, and the Canadian flag leaf is from a *sugar* maple. I'm ashamed to admit I didn't know there was a difference, but on the upside, I've decided this fall to look up a tree a day. This is actually kind of fun -- if you see a leaf on the ground and wonder what kind of tree it's from, put it in your pocket and when you have time, go look it up! I did this occasionally with wild flowers this summer, and it's amazing how much more you notice things once you know their names. Now if there's some sort of big disaster or I get lost out in the woods somewhere, I'll know what kind of weeds I can use for a salad ... :)

In an important message from the Hopi Elders, they warn that in these precarious times there are things to be considered:
"Where are you living? What are you doing? What are your relationships? Are you in the right relation? Where is your water? Know your garden." I think that's an excellent idea.

Recommended web site: Radical Botany

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Wednesday, Nov. 2nd

General Strike called for in solidarity with Occupy Oakland:

Analysis of marine vet Scott Olsen being shot in the face with a tear gas canister:

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Would Jesus Occupy Wall Street?

I was watching CNN this morning and this was one of the questions they asked. I think I can answer this about as well as anyone just by citing the gospels. Mark and Luke both address this same event, but here's Matthew's take:

"And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves." -- Matthew 21:12-13

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

This is how America and all the banks will go broke ...

This is really really important and as you can expect, hardly anyone's talking about it. This is how the FDIC goes bankrupt and everyone with money in the bank loses their account:

To that end, here's a brilliant rant from Video Rebel:
The Day The Zombies Realize America Has Neither A President Nor Any Presidential Candidates

Get ready, people, we're in for a wild ride.

Spent the night at Occupy Fort Wayne

Over the past week the nights have been wet, rainy and miserable, but I really had no excuse to avoid spending the night at Occupy Fort Wayne yesterday because the weather was about as good as one could expect this time of year. Turns out I showed up the first night "authorities" shut off both the electricity and running water. Occupiers took it in with good cheer. They've been hanging out at a pavilion in Headwaters Park near the bus station. It's kind of out of the way as far as visibility goes, and if the "authorities" want to push the protest out into a more visible area, they did the right thing by removing the only logistical advantages the park had to offer.

But anyway, we spent the night, mostly in the dark but in superb weather ... I was really surprised at how resilient the movement here in Fort Wayne is. There was on average a half dozen people awake at any given moment I was there, and who knows how many were sleeping in the tents -- I got there late at night and left at five in the morning. The demographic tended to be younger than the people who showed up at the rally, mostly college-aged kids, but then kids have more energy and better health to do that kind of thing. Still, these weren't a bunch of flakey slackers. I was pretty impressed at their overall knowledge of politics and monetary issues. All over the country police and local officials are under what I can only assume is tremendous pressure to shut things down. I pray they don't buckle under the pressure. These kids are resilient, caring people who are fighting for their children's future. God bless them all.

Monday, October 24, 2011

What is Truly Obscene?

I bet Gerry Rivers, er, "Geraldo" got in trouble for this one. I saw this live on Fox, and no, it didn't get bleeped.
"... what you see here is a large amount of people that have been deeply and profoundly FUCKED by the system ..."
[Quote at around 8 minutes.]

Geraldo seems genuinely miffed at the protester, and he appears to fall all over himself apologizing [around 10:25 into the clip] for the violation of FCC law (punishable by a $325,000 fine) by the utterance of this ubiquitous cuss word. In fact he says he hopes it doesn't mean he won't be able to come down here and cover this any more. So what he's saying is that because of FCC law, the spontaneous voice of the people -- the heart and soul of the first amendment -- will continue to be denied the megaphone of mass media broadcasting. Meanwhile none of the mega news channels have any problem showing footage of the bloodied body of Moammar Qaddafi. Back in the old days people used to stick the head of a deposed leader on a pike and parade it around the city. I used to think that was pretty damn barbaric, but now I'm left wondering ... how is this is any different?

So, speaking the truth using strong but expressive language is an obscenity, but shit like this, well, that's just the natural order of things. Excuse me while I barf.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Occupy Movement: Who is this "General Assembly?"

It looks to me that this is an early attempt to corrupt the fledgling movement with money and cointelpro agents. Here are some disconcerting posts from Portland Indymedia:

physical intimidation and potentially violent behavior at Portland GA

Why Not Do 99% Movement Protests Independently

And let's not forget how the "consensus police" pounced to silence 9-11 truth in San Diego:
Interrupted, booed, and screamed at for speaking the truth at Occupy San Diego

I think this movement has a real chance to create genuine change, but not with these "General Assembly" tactics and leaders!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Occupy the World!

As I'm sure you're well aware, the "Occupy" movement is spreading all over the world. I just got back from the initial rally in Fort Wayne, Indiana where a whopping 300 people showed up! I haven't seen that many people protest here since just before the Iraq War. Here's an article about it (yes, I'm the tubby lady holding the "Don't Feed the Banks" sign). As you can see by the pictures, this wasn't made up of a bunch of hippy college kids. This was a genuine cross section of the population of Fort Wayne. As we marched down one of the main thoroughfares, we were met with a great deal of support from passing cars. The best chant I heard today was, "No left, no right, together we're united!"

I actually know some people who live in Bethel, Alaska!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Mudras for Meditation

Since these come from a "mystery school" I guess they qualify as a topic for "What They Don't Tell You." I like meditation because it helps calm you down and think clearly when the rest of the world seems to be going to Hell in a hand-basket, and that makes it easier to come up with creative solutions instead of reacting blindly to circumstances, which is most definitely what the "Powers that Were" want you to do. Hat tip to artist Charles Gilchrist, who has a great youtube channel dedicated to teaching sacred geometry.

Hand Mudras

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Is al-Awlaki the "Shoe Bomber?"

[Note from Jody: I decided to get rid of this post because even though I think al-Awlaki is fake (along with everything else to do with al Qaeda) and the "shoe bomber" was a set-up at best (and I wouldn't be surprised if it was a total fraud) the evidence linking them to a specific actor is too weak to bear repeating. Sorry about that.]

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Musical interlude for 10 years of pointless war

I was listening to a bunch of Celtic songs yesterday, and when I woke up this morning I couldn't get this song out of my head:

One of the best anti-war songs ever.

I re-discovered Dick Gaughan yesterday, his gritty rich voice voice ringing out in righteous anger. Here's to all the Bank and Corporatist protesters out there:

Can you believe it's been 10 years since America has been fighting in Afghanistan, and the troops still aren't home yet? WTF??? God bless the revolution. Something's got to redeem this mess.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

NEWSFLASH: #OccupyWallStreet isn't a "Liberal Tea Party"

I got pretty "tea'd off" at a "newscaster" this morning, who tried to portray the Occupy Wall Street movement as the "Dawn of a Liberal Tea Party." I've got news for her -- the people represented by this movement aren't necessarily liberal, and what the mainstream media refers to as the "Tea Party" is an astro-turf (as opposed to truly grass-roots) attempt to co-opt the anger that was already fueling many in the current Occupy Wall Street movement. Many of these people are big fans of Ron Paul and far-right libertarianism. Ron Paul was one of the guys who started the modern "tea party," but the original idea, I think, came from 9-11 truth activists. I participated in among the first of these kinds of "tea parties" by throwing a replica of the flawed 9-11 commission report into San Francisco bay.

The mainstream media wants to paint the #OccupyWallStreet folks as the "Looney Left" (the news lady actually used those words) and associate the movement with Michael Moore and George Soros. This is bigger than that, and the people are smarter than that. Corporatism is Fascism, and you don't have to be a liberal or a communist to see the banks are wrecking the country.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

What Do the Wall Street Protesters Want?

The mainstream media makes it sound like the #OccupyWallStreet crowd doesn't have a unified message. I've been following them from the beginning, and I'm telling you they do -- "End (the influence of) Corporate Greed" about covers it, but here are the top 5 demands I found here:

You can vote on these yourself by following the above link.

These are ordered by the number of votes each proposed measure received at the time I wrote this.

[Find out about how corporations have been assuming rights that were meant for human beings here:]

2) Repeal of the Patriot Act

3) End the War On Drugs

[This was last year's landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court holding that the First Amendment protects corporate and union funding of independent political broadcasts in candidate elections.]

5) Forced Acquisition of the Federal Reserve for $1Billion

Sounds good to me! :)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Open letter to the officers at the NYPD

Do you get it yet?

I have a friend who used to work at the NYPD. His name is Craig Bartmer and he's not on the force anymore, his lungs are shot. He was working at the WTC on Sept. 11, 2001 when the collapse of Building 7 nearly killed him.

Craig was smart enough to figure out the official story fed to us by the mainstream media couldn't be true. He heard the explosions from Building 7 -- it didn't fall into its own footprint due to fire. This is the same mainstream media that pretty much ignored the first responders' health and financial plights. This is the same mainstream media that pretty much ignores the fact that hundreds of protesters were arrested on the Brooklyn bridge this weekend. But you know better, don't you? You were there.

Decide now which side of history you want to be on. With the people you've sworn to serve and protect? Or the big corporations who'd rather replace you with low paid rent-a-cops with no unions, no benefits, and no scruples? Wake up.

Wishing you a better life,


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Insult to Injury

They're just stacking outrage upon outrage on us, aren't they?

One thing I suggest all Americans think about is they just sent an unmanned drone to kill an American citizen overseas. This American never had a day in court. They just called him a terrorist and killed him.

Now, if you were to ask *me* what *really* happened, I'd hazard a guess the "American" was actually a dual citizen American-born Israeli, who was playing the part of American-born Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, kinda like this guy: Adam Yahiye Gadahn (aka Adam Pearlman) and he's not really dead. He was just playing a part, just as Al Qaeda is playing a part keeping us all scared -- like Orwell's Emanuel Goldstein, it was the evil elite's invention to begin with. But this ushers in a precedent -- the kind of precedent that could have got Brandon Mayfield killed when he was falsely accused of being complicit in the Madrid bombings (based on a faulty fingerprint). (BTW, Mayfield went on to challenge the Patriot Act, and won!)

The due-process-free assassination of U.S. citizens is now reality

So now, my fellow American, don't think they can't do the same thing to you. All they have to do is call you a terrorist and *boom*! Watch out for those unmanned drones!

How about some insult to add to that injury? "New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg raised the specter of shutting down a two-week long demonstration on Wall Street, telling protesters who are speaking out against greed and corruption that the banks deserve support.

“The protesters are protesting against people who make $40 or $50,000 a year and are struggling to make ends meet,” he said. “That’s the bottom line. Those are the people that work on Wall Street and in the finance sector.” -- Bloomberg Criticizes Occupy Wall Street Protest, Suggests Their Days May Be Numbered

Another thing that pissed me off this morning is that the Bank of America actually has the nerve to start charging people to use their debit card and get money from their own ATM's. That alone would make me want to pull out all my money from that evil bank. Honestly, there's better places to invest your cash.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Video of cop's unprovoked assault on protester

As Karl Denninger pointed out, this is a clearly-documented act of felonious assault. Were you or I to do this we would be facing a felony charge.

Not all cops are like that, though. The Occupy Wall Street web site said there were unconfirmed reports that over 100 "police refused to come into work in solidarity with our movement."

Persistence pays off. People are starting to pay attention. Big unions and celebrities are taking up the cause and the protests are spreading to other towns. Will this be the American autumn? We will see.


Wow. This just in from one of those towns -- San Francisco, where I lived when I started this blog! This is a *lot* of people for a workday.

To organize or find out if your town has an ongoing occupation, click here!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The War Against the Middle Class

Thom Hartmann comes out with some really eye-opening statistics in this video clip. One that really drives the situation home: since 1982, when the magazine was first published, Forbes' top 400 richest Americans increased their wealth by 1600 percent! That is, the 400 richest owned 91 billion dollars in '82, and now they own 1.5 trillion dollars.

  • 46 million Americans live in poverty.
  • Over 40 million Americans rely on food stamps.
  • Over 50 million Americans are uninsured.
And these butt-wipes on Wall Street think they can stand on their balconies and mock the rabble below until the cows come home. Guess what, fellas? It's not cows coming home, it's chickens ... and they're coming home to roost.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Be a part of the solution

This movie (which premieres online on 11-11-11) looks pretty interesting ... I agree with what they say at the end: "Be a part of the conversation, be a part of the solution."

So often people think there's nothing they can do, they throw up their hands in hopelessness. I try not to turn away when injustice gets in my face. But I'm only human, and it hurts to look at ugliness and it hurts even more when I contemplate how complicit I've been in perpetuating that injustice.

I have to say there are times when I'm just despondent and I feel like saying, all right, that's it, this is not the country I took an oath to defend, that guy Troy Davis deserved a new trial at the very least, I give up on this country, let Hell take it (and don't get me wrong, there *will* be a reckoning for the evil this country has done) ... but when I get that way I'm letting the problem grab hold of me instead of grabbing hold of the problem. It's okay to focus on a problem (in fact it's vital that you focus on it) provided you are looking for a solution. If all you do is focus on how big and impossible the problem is, you're succumbing to fear and dodging responsibility at the same time. There's always a little something you can do. Focus on that, because anything else is wasted energy.

There's my little pep talk (mostly to myself) for the day ...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The 13 Most Evil U.S. Government Experiments on Humans

This isn't "conspiracy theory" ... it's conspiracy *fact*. The U.S. Government has been caught conducting some pretty vile experiments on the taxpayers' dime, and there are documents to back it up.

Occupying Wall Street gets off to a slow start

I feel pretty guilty not being with these guys. The problem with these kinds of protests in America is that it's so big -- and it's a pain in the ass and prohibitively expensive to fly. It's probably more "effective" to just step away from the machine -- buy silver, take your money out of banks, don't feed the beast. I do what I can do. If you can't be with these people, please send your money or spiritual support to those who can.

From yesterday: New York Police Brutally Attack Peaceful Wall Street Protesters (Video)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Man Arrested at Ground Zero for Demanding Truth

Glad to see someone was out there this Sunday. It takes a very brave person to do this alone.

Monday, September 12, 2011

9/11: A Conspiracy Theory

From the Corbett Report Channel:
Everything you ever wanted to know about the 9/11 conspiracy theory in under 5 minutes.

George Carlin: the Illusion of Choice

I used to vote in every single election (almost always for a 3rd party candidate!). But I can tell you from working on Cindy Sheehan's campaign for congress that the system is rigged. That was also the message of that movie about Harvey Milk, as I recall. He kept running for City Council, but it wasn't until they passed a law to de-rig the system (and create fair voting districts) that he was actually able to get elected.

It's time to step out of the box that's been so carefully crafted for the American people. Republicans? Democrats? That's not much of a choice. We've got the same puppet master running the puppet show and they would have us all mesmerized by watching the puppets bash each other in the face.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Honoring the victims of September 11th

As we approach the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the US mainstream media is predictably pumping out the the propaganda and prepping us for some kind of weird patriotic celebration of that day -- and it looks like it's going to be a very elite private party. No first responders or run-of-the mill survivors allowed. Never mind these people are still dying from breathing the toxins the EPA knew was in the dust.

We're going to be asked to laud the beneficiaries of those attacks (i.e. Bush, Giuliani) as "heroes," instead of honoring the victims. Who are the victims? Not just the people in the buildings when the towers collapsed, but the first responders as well, and all the innocent people of Iraq and Afghanistan who were killed as "collateral damage" in occupations justified by these attacks.

How can we honor them? Those real heroes who ran into burning buildings, sacrificing their lives to try to save others? By starting another war? By forcing Americans to be virtually strip-searched at the airport? By legislating away even more hard-won Civil Rights? I don't think so.

If you want to honor those who lost their lives that day, start looking for the truth. We *know* we were lied to about Iraq's "weapons of mass destruction." We *know* the Bush administration had no problem violating the Geneva Conventions on torture. We *know* that 1500 architects and engineers refute the official story of how WTC Building 7 came down. This September 11th, if you have doubts about the official story, share them with your family, friends and acquaintances. If you don't know much about the contradictions to the official story, take the time to educate yourself. There are many free documentaries offered on the web, like this one (only 15 minutes!).

Don't we owe it to the real victims of the 9-11 attacks -- honest and peace loving people -- to discover the truth? Then we can stop being victims.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Why did Republicans flip the stars on their elephant logo?

This happened around the year 2000. I know a bit about symbolism and it always struck me as odd that the supposed "God-fearing Republicans" would change their logo to include what I had thought were well-known Satanic symbols -- upside-down five-pointed stars. I see that Thom Hartmann has also noticed, and prescribes an "exorcism" for the Republican party:

How dare these war criminals show their faces in public!

Jackals like Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, and George W. Bush can only show their faces in public by the people's willingness to tolerate it. Here's the latest exploit by Code Pink telling Karl Rove to get lost, stop hawking his damn book and turn himself in for war crimes:

CodePINK 'Welcomes' Karl Rove @ Dallas Convention Center

Why are These Two Traitorous, Mass Murdering Assholes Still Free?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Corporations aren't people

Corporations have been exploiting the 14th amendment for years, claiming "personhood" (the right of free speech, due process, search and seizure protections, etc). But unlike real people, corporations have no conscience (they're not supposed to ... their bottom line is to make their shareholders money), can live forever, are considerably wealthier than most private individuals, don't need clean water or a healthy environment to survive ... and you can't even put them in jail. When it comes to cold-blooded killing, Philip Morris makes Dracula look like a piker. That's why I was happy to see Thom Hartmann's solution on What Really Happened today. It's time to roll out the death penalty for corporations!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tricks you can do with technology

I saw this facial morphing video and I just had to share it ... remember the dead Osama and how he was obviously a photoshopped composite of another guy?

BTW, you can also do this kind of thing with voices:

Monday, August 29, 2011

How The Patriot Act Violates Virtually The Entire Bill Of Rights

[Originally posted at . For those of you who aren't quite old enough to remember, the USA "PATRIOT" act was signed into law almost 10 years ago. It was one of the many outrages justified by the sham of the "official story" of the 9-11 attacks, and was passed on the heels of the Anthrax attacks, which targeted (among others) Senate Majority leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota and head of the Senate Judiciary Committee Patrick Leahy. As I recall it was supposed to have been temporary. They said the Iraq war was only going to last a few days, too.]

From Scott Hamilton

Amendment I: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Amendment II: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Amendment III: No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Indirect. Of course, if you are imprisoned without charges, you do not have your freedom of speech, religious liberty, or your right to bear arms.

Amendment IV: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

DIRECT HIT. The Patriot Act rips this amendment right out of the constitution. The gov't can do warrantless searches without even informing the property owner they were there. No probable cause needs to be proved, no oath taken, and no limit to what can ben searched or seized.

Amendment V: No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

DIRECT HIT. Grand jury? You get no jury under the Patriot Act. Due process of law? There IS NO due process of law under the Patriot Act.

Amendment VI: In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

DIRECT HIT. Under the Patriot Act there are no charges much less trial, jury, witnesses, or counsel.

Amendment VII: In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Amendment VIII: Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Corollary. More rights rendered obsolete by the Patriot Act.

Amendment IX: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

DIRECT HIT. What rights retained by the people? We have none under the Patriot Act.

Amendment X: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

DIRECT HIT. The Patriot Act supersedes rights of states and people.

AMENDMENT XIII: Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

DIRECT HIT. Without all the other rights, we are slaves. Anyone who supports the Patriot Act after seeing this holds the constitution in contempt and is guilty of treason against America.

Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox: Revolution is a Potluck by Cindy Sheehan

From Cindy's blog:
Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox: Revolution is a Potluck by Cindy Sheehan

“A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.”
Mao Zedong

First of all, don’t worry, I am not advocating violent overthrow of the Robber Class in this piece—now that your mind is eased (or disappointed), I will go on.

Today, Peace of the Action, and our Re-Creating Revolutionary Communities or Bust Tour is wrapping up near Yosemite in bucolic (and hot), Oakhurst. We began in Eugene, Or. and stopped in Hood River and Newport before heading down to California where we had events in Arcata, Garberville, Fresno and soon in Oakhurst.

At each stop, a community potluck was included and I observed and heard many revolutionary acts being planned by members of each community stemming from the mere act of building community.

Back in the days of the Great Depression in the 20s, 30s, and 40s, “community” wasn’t a concept, it was a reality—with longevity in residence, no TV box, and multi-generational homes—for better, or worse, we needed each other. Since then, we have become Pod People—isolated and propagandized by the TV box to the point where many of us believe that if we need another person, we are weak. However, this tribal need for community is natural and we should pay heed to the impulse to gather in healthy community rather than suppress it with unhealthy activities.

Re-creating Revolutionary Communities is not about locking ourselves in our own homes with stockpiles of food and ammo and it’s not about confronting our current class-based diseased system head-on with heavy weaponry or ineffectual protests. It’s about, as far as possible for each of our own current circumstances, CREATING OUR OWN SYSTEMS.

On our tour, we have seen communities using local scrip, barter, community gardening and food co-ops, canning circles (fyi, canning is preserving food that you grow—it’s an ancient process making a comeback), community medical clinics, recycling, forest preservation, energy production, etc.

This Empire that we reside under is on the verge of collapse by institutional rot, fueled by avaricious greed. Removing ourselves from the diseased systems of the Robber Class is the only way we are going to survive the collapse.

Can it be any more obvious at this point that we cannot vote our way out of this mess? This system cannot be reformed to a place where it’s healthy, clean and safe for us.

Many people wrote to me in 2008 that “Barack Obama is our only hope.” Well, I don’t know how many more deaths and economic terrorism against our class it’s going to take before 100% of Obama supporters wake up to the fact that Obama was only “hope” for the Robber Class.

Now, I am being harassed with, “Ron Paul is our only chance.” Please, give it up, people.


We have been finding that many people are on this parallel path of localization and we feel that it’s imperative to connect our communities in solidarity to build a new paradigm of people before profit and anti-consumerism that has infected us in the Robbed Class.

“Dog eat dog” is dead. Have a potluck in your community and start fomenting your own revolution!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Wisdom from Steve Jobs

When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

from I'm Glad I Dropped Out of College

(Hat tip to

Thursday, August 25, 2011

My Fellow American

Lyrics from South Pacific:

"You've got to be taught
To hate and fear
You've got to be taught
From year to Year
It's got to be drummed
in your dear little ear
You've got to be carefully taught"

Thursday, August 18, 2011

What brought down WTC building 7? Must see video!

Ed Asner narrates a very good synopsis about the mysterious building 7, the third skyscraper brought down on Sept. 11, 2001 (the one that *wasn't* hit by a plane!)

Please contribute to the cause of educating people about building 7 at -- with your money or your time spreading the word, or both, preferably. They're planning a big ad campaign for the 10th anniversary of the attacks.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Here is a short, very thoughtful animated piece that demonstrates the importance of working together. Many commenters viewed it as a political metaphor. As one of them said, "It would have been so simple to get the box into the middle."

Thursday, August 4, 2011

How I feel about the "Super Congress"

This is yet another attempt to dismantle public oversight. It's taxation without representation. Another end-run around the voters. Our Constitution being further whittled away into meaninglessness.

There has to be a tipping point. There has to be a straw that breaks the camel's back. Where is the outrage to come from?

Listen to this excellent commentary from Keith Olbermann. He'll tell you.

Friday, July 29, 2011

The Wave of Love

A few years ago, I was inundated with "suggestions from the Universe" to learn about sacred geometry -- by that I mean, I kept seeing books about it everywhere I went, in every bookstore window I passed, on every display shelf at the library, etc... it's a very interesting subject, to say the least. This video gives a rudimentary lesson, plus it's quite uplifting, too. Enjoy! :)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Speaking of tabloids -- remember the Anthrax attacks?

News tabloids have been in the news lately because of their shameful phone tapping and police bribery. But there are also fresh narratives about the last time I can remember them being this prominent ... when they were targets for the 2001 Anthrax attacks:

"President Obama... actually threatened to veto the entire intelligence authorization bill if it included a proposed bipartisan amendment (passed by the House) that would have mandated an independent inquiry into the FBI's anthrax investigation."

DOJ casts serious doubt on its own claims about the anthrax attack

"Connecting the Anthrax Attacks to September 11th" with Dr. Graeme MacQueen Guns & Butter

Monday, July 18, 2011

Why should you be angry?

The question ought to be, why *aren't* you angry?

I know, I know, it takes a lot of energy to be angry. It doesn't feel good, either. It causes a lot of stress. But I've heard that the daughters of Hope are Anger and Courage. Anger is a catalyst that brings about change. REAL change, not Obama's fakey "Change we can believe in" (like the tooth fairy!)

This from Scott Creighton (hat tip to Gypsy Scholar who commented on Visible Oragami):

"Without the destruction of the protections of the Glass-Steagall Act, or the Banking Act of 1933 none of this would have happened. Part of the Roosevelt’s New Deal program, this Glass-Steagall separated commercial and investment banking institutions. This kept Wall Street firms from becoming 'Too Big Too Fail' and from betting on the demise of the liar loans they created. Glass-Steagall was destroyed by the previous administration, the Clinton administration, just prior to their leaving office, setting up what would come later under Bush. They also made it illegal to regulate the very derivatives that would end up fueling this latest great depression. When one looks at it clearly one can see that both parties, working in near perfect synchronicity, conspired with the banks to defraud the people of this country and to cripple the economy in such a way that now they are able to pass certain reforms which would have been unthinkable in 1999.

They (the banks and financial institutions) made money on this plot of theirs in every conceivable way and they continue to this day to profit immensely from their scheme.

Not only did they profit from the government programs designed to help unqualified buyers with their down payments, but the profited from the payments made, from the bundling of the loans, from betting against the loans when they were doomed to fail, from the eventual foreclosures and resale of the property, and then from the bailouts and backdoor bailouts as well.

Institutions like Goldman Sachs also profited from the global market application of this economic terrorism in countries like Spain and Greece where they did approximately the same thing and now their governments are being forced to take money from the IMF in exchange for crippling the living conditions of their people just to pay Goldman Sachs for the privilege of selling them worthless junk (which they bet against because they knew it was worthless junk)

The banks who were 'Too Big Too Fail' profited by buying up smaller, more solvent institutions with all that bailout money.

They profit from the endless war on terror, another fraudulent construct of these very same people, and again in complete collusion with members of both political parties."

Another reason to be mad as hell concerns the deliberate suppression of wonderful technologies that could eradicate poverty and disease on a huge scale. I'm just learning about some of these technologies right now. Have you ever heard of Nikola Tesla, or Royal Raymond Rife? Most people haven't, because their technologies have been deliberately suppressed as far as doing real good for society ... instead their discoveries have been applied to top-secret weaponry to do harm. That's really sick. There's something wrong with a society where, when you give people the keys to freedom they melt them down to make bullets. But that's where our money goes -- to make swords, not plowshares. Such a society cannot persevere. Of that I am sure.

Blind anger doesn't help anyone. Anger + Ignorance = Fascism (just add Charismatic Dictator!) But when you channel your anger into well considered action (not knee-jerk reaction) you've got the catalyst for real change.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Cultivate all that you *can* take with you ...

things like love, wisdom, and amazing experiences ...

I had a dream the other night, I can only remember the very end of it, but I think it says a lot as far as mean people are concerned:

I was talking with God, and He pointed out an evil, nasty, but particularly powerful man on this Earthly plane. "See that guy? I'm going to take away everything he has."

"What's that?" I asked.

"His ability to be cruel."

[hat tip to Thom, who linked this video in a comment on Smoking Mirrors]

Thursday, July 7, 2011

What Really Happened on 7/7/2005?

On 7/7/05, a consultancy agency scheduled a massive training exercise that revolved around the London Underground being bombed at the exact same times and locations they actually occurred that day. Don't believe me? Here's the transcript of Peter Power (Managing Director of Visor Consultants) being interviewed by the BBC later that day:

POWER: At half past nine this morning we were actually running an exercise for a company of over a thousand people in London based on simultaneous bombs going off precisely at the railway stations where it happened this morning, so I still have the hairs on the back of my neck standing up right now.

HOST: To get this quite straight, you were running an exercise to see how you would cope with this and it happened while you were running the exercise?

POWER: Precisely, and it was about half past nine this morning, we planned this for a company and for obvious reasons I don't want to reveal their name but they're listening and they'll know it. And we had a room full of crisis managers for the first time they'd met and so within five minutes we made a pretty rapid decision that this is the real one and so we went through the correct drills of activating crisis management procedures to jump from slow time to quick time thinking and so on.

Wow. What are the odds? Maybe about the same as the odds that the CIA was conducting drills of flying hijacked planes into the WTC and Pentagon at 8:30 in the morning on 9-11-01. See

I believe these "exercises" were held to provide cover to genuine state-sponsored, false-flag terrorist attacks. The men who were accused of perpetrating the London bombings simply don't fit the profile of mass-murdering terrorists. See

Here's a video on the subject -- I found it very enlightening, with lots of info I didn't know before. There is no way the official story would ever stand up in court. The trains the alleged "terrorists" were supposed to be on to get where they need to be were canceled!:

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Arrested for feeding homeless children

This is sick. Watching it made me cry. Something is really bass-ackwards in our society when it rewards robbers and usurers by bailing out their con-games, and slaps decent caring people in handcuffs.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Deus Videt

I think one of the biggest things "they don't tell you" is that you are more than just your body and three pounds of brain matter. Life is a test and God is watching.*

*BTW, you don't need a middleman to communicate with God, or to tell you what He means. You can help and support others and ask for their help and support in turn, but ultimately your relationship with God is between you and God. But hey, don't take MY word for it! Find out for yourself! :)

Flooding on purpose?

I encourage everyone to check out this article at the Twelfth Bough. You can't escape this logic: if the flooding in the midwest is largely due to record amounts of snow, why didn't the Army Corps of Engineers take action to prevent the flooding? It's not as if they didn't have enough time to foresee any disaster.
Knowing that we had a RECORD snowpack this year, the ACoE should have opened the Missouri dam system up starting early in the spring so as to gently and gradually draw-down the reservoirs and give each dam system enough slack to absorb the snowpack runoff.

So now what's going on? The Army Corps of Engineers has offered to buy up land that was being flooded ...
Army Corps of Engineers officials are blaming “unfortunate timing” for some ruffled feathers over a letter that recently was sent to 17 northwest Missouri residents.

A copy of the letter, obtained by The Star, showed the Army Corps offering to buy private land along the Missouri River for a wildlife conservation project. The letter was dated June 6, when floodwaters were beginning to rise.

I think it's really important that people start looking into the sophisticated array of technology the "government" can use to alter the weather. I tend to agree with AP at the Twelfth Bough -- maybe "Global Warming" is, among other things, convenient cover to explain all the freaky weather the world's been plagued with lately. If you think about it, there's a lot of things that have been happening lately that are just not natural. Like e. coli suddenly mixed in with DNA from the bubonic plague. And Biblical floods and disasters coming every 3 months or so (remember Australia?).

I can't help but think of Pentagon official J.D. Crouch who called Hurricane Katrina a "good dry run." There was a guy that ran around buying up land in New Orleans, too, by the name of Judah Hertz. Here's a web page that compares him with 9-11's "Lucky Larry" Silverstein.

It's not nice to fool with Mother Nature. I can guarantee she's gonna come back and bite these guys in the butt.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Note to Self: Don't hire Israeli Security Firms

Unless, of course, you deliberately *want* things to get FUBAR.

I knew it was time for another post, and there are so many things out there *they aren't telling you* I started to feel overwhelmed, so I'm going to pick something small today. I was reading through my endless stack of hastily printed blog posts and a few paragraphs about the latest major Earth disaster (Fukushima -- it's hard to keep track of them all, isn't it?) caught my eye.

So what caused these massive explosions in Reactors 3 and 4 to occur? According to Stone, nuclear weaponry was used to forcibly demolish these structures. Magna BSP, a security firm, allegedly installed massive "security cameras" inside the reactors prior to the disaster. These cameras weighed over 1,000 pounds, and look oddly similar to uranium gun-type nuclear bombs (

"When you put two and two together, it appears as though nuclear weapons disguised as security cameras may have been used to blow up Fukushima's reactors. Perhaps this explains the reason for the information blackout on Reactor 4 that occurred in the days following the disaster (


"Hmmph," I thought. "What are the odds this "Magna BSP" is an Israeli Firm?" 100 percent, as it turns out. Yeah, they're also the guys being accused of introducing the STUXNET virus to the nuclear plants. Here's a picture of their security camera.

I wouldn't want to fly on any airline that's planning to use this system, either: Magna BSP gets grant for plane collision prevention system

Nor would I want to fly in any airports using ICTS, another Israeli firm. They were in charge of airport security for the 9-11 attacks, the underwear bomber, the shoe bomber, and the Moscow Airport bombing.

Take it from me, folks, the Israelis really suck at security. They're like the English at cooking, or the Italians at accounting. It's just not their thing.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Hopeful Intermission

I've been fairly cranky lately, it's seems like I'm allergic to something out there ... maybe it's just the endless lies and junky crap on the TV, maybe it's all this talk about Anthony Weiner, maybe it's all this worry about radiation and designer viruses and useless politicians and waiting for the other shoe to drop on the economy ... my eyes have been swollen for days, I've been having a hard time breathing and I've got a metallic taste in my mouth (Is it radiation? Is it Corexit water? Is it lithium? God only knows these days!).

So, here's a refreshing ray of hope I got from one of the comments on Visible Origami. Enjoy!

Peace Prayer of St. Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
when there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
Grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand,
to be loved as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying [to ourselves] that we are born to eternal life.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Jody goes Vegan

It started years ago when I spoke to a lady I admired. We met on a kind of collective farm in Spain. I needed a cheap place to stay while I was wandering around Europe and I got a tip from one of my rides about a place where English-speaking environmentalists hung out for a "working holiday." Like almost everyone there, my friend was a vegetarian. She said she couldn't stomach meat since she was about 10 years old. I asked her why and she told me she had watched a scene from Planet of the Apes where intelligent ape hunters carried away their quarry (regressed humans) hogtied on a pole. She may have gone on, at this point, to tell me that pigs were actually smarter than dogs. I knew I wouldn't eat a dog unless my life depended on it, and seeing how I was already on a restricted diet living at the farm, it wasn't hard for me to give up eating pigs then and there (though I love pork!).

I went on like that for years, stoically foregoing pork chops and Polish sausage (and occasionally cheating on pizza toppings), but it wasn't that hard or inconvenient. My family made gentle fun of me (I think my older brother bought me a plush pig for Christmas), but it wasn't a big bother when I came over to visit. I just let my hosts know ahead of time that for ethical reasons, I didn't eat pigs.

Things got a bit harder when I decided to give up red meat. This cuts out a huge American staple -- the hamburger. Plus steaks. My dad is an excellent barbecue-er. I don't think it lasted very long, the first time I did it. You're wading fairly deep into the realm of inconvenience (living in rural America) if you don't eat beef.

I think the reason the red meat thing didn't last as long as the pork thing was because I wasn't motivated enough. The focus was mostly on my health and not on the fact that cows have feelings too. But ever since I gave up eating pigs I've had nothing but sympathy and admiration for vegetarians. I knew they were doing the right thing. Cows aren't animal geniuses but they are lovable. And while my only direct experience with chickens was negative (I got pecked a lot) I wouldn't want to kill one myself. When you factor in the huge cost it takes to feed, transport, and house all these animals, the nasty hormones and food they're given (if I'm not mistaken mad cow disease comes from cows eating the remains of other cows ground up in their feed), and the general overall misery of factory farmed animals ... it's not hard to see that America's love affair with meat is a major part of the world's problems.

I don't want to guilt trip anyone ... God knows the self-righteous attitude I discern from many vegans is one of the biggest excuses I've had towards not becoming one myself ... but 60% of the world's usable farmland is being stripped by live stock. An acre of prime land can produce 40,000 pounds of potatoes but only 250 pounds of beef. In the UK live stock is fed enough food to feed 250,000,000 people while in the world 30,000,000 people die of starvation. That's wrong.

So, when the time finally came where I could afford to make my own food choices (I'll spare you the details of my own miserable poverty) I finally made the decision to go vegetarian. My reasoning was, "if I'm not willing to kill, gut and prepare the animal myself, and I wouldn't raise it the way I know it's being raised on these factory farms, I'm not willing to eat it."

This wasn't all that hard to do, under normal circumstances, in San Francisco. Unfortunately I didn't have a kitchen in the SRO I was staying in and it still wasn't easy finding cheap ways to eat out without meat. I ate lots of Chinese, Mexican, and Indian food.

Then I moved to Indiana to be closer to my kids. This is how most vegetarians have to eat out in most of the country: "I'll have the veggie omelet please." (And this is how most vegans have to eat out: "I'll have the iceberg lettuce side salad with vinaigrette, please.")

Fortunately the electricity in my motel is good enough for me to have a microwave so I can cook my own food. But soon after I moved here they had a salmonella scare with the eggs and I was foolish enough to watch this disgusting video:

That was the end of my blissful enjoyment of eggs. I knew cows were given unnatural, dangerous hormones to produce cheap milk, but at least, I figured, they didn't live out their life in abject misery like those poor factory farm hens. Then I watched a video (much like this one) that basically said, "look, the dairy industry is the veal industry ... cows have to have calves to produce milk, dipshit, and what do you think they do with those calves?"

I'm sorry if I put anyone off their lunch, maybe it's just that I've been pretty grumpy trying to get the hang of this vegan business. I've already "accidentally" bought a couple of (milk chocolate) candy bars and, after paying 3 times as much for margarine that absolutely didn't have dairy products in it, I mistakenly bought "imitation meat" that I didn't notice had eggs and milk in it until I got home.


On a completely different note, once again GW from Washington's blog writes just the kind of brilliant article I wish I would've written.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Liberty as a metaphor

On this date, 44 years ago, the USS Liberty was attacked by her supposed ally, Israel. 34 American crewmen died and 174 were wounded. This was no mistake. Only a miracle of God and the actions of a few brave men kept that boat afloat -- surviving what was an obvious false-flag attack to drag the US into a war with Egypt.

Let us never forget until Justice and the Truth are universally recognized.

"Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it" -- George Santayana

Documentary: Dead In The Water

Friday, June 3, 2011

Time to Speak Out

Why don't other Congressmen and women demonstrate the same grasp of the Constitution Dennis Kucinich does? "We shouldn't have to borrow from banks!" On war powers: "This is about standing up for the Constitution, that's what I came here to do and I'm going to do that!"

Article 1, Section 8:
"The Congress shall have Power To
... coin Money, regulate the Value thereof
... declare War"

Wanda Sykes cuts the B.S. on the Wall Street Bailout:

Meanwhile, I got this link from one of Les Visible's sites, it's some pretty scary speculation about Fukushima (they were lying about the severity of the earthquake, the tsunami was artificially induced, the reactors deliberately blown up ... gee, a lot of that sounds like what may have happened with hurricane Katrina!).

If you examine the pictures, there doesn't appear to have been any earthquake damage before the tsunami came in.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Arrested and body-slammed for "dancing" at the Jefferson Memorial???

The blonde lady who was arrested for rocking back and forth with her arms around a man is Medea Benjamin, one of the founders of Code Pink.

Do me a favor, will you? If you live anywhere close to Washington DC please show up and dance there this Saturday. This kind of crap would have made Jefferson barf.

As far as I'm concerned, the whole world is a free-dance zone!

Dance to Heal the Earth