Wednesday, April 30, 2014

It's the way we tell ourselves that all these things are normal till we can't remember what we mean

The U.S. Navy plans to build 10 new SSN 774 Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarines over the next five years. Price tag: $17.6 billion.

The largest shipbuilding contract in U.S. Navy history in terms of total dollar value.”

The prevailing story has always been that unless we continue to fund more subs, Electric Boat and Newport News will wither away and we will lose the ability to produce these weapons of war forever.

So in a world in which we can build nuclear subs, loose a billion in “ammo”, apologize to war criminals, torture and humiliate prisoners, nurture and cultivate people who go on killing sprees, and financially support murderous dictatorships,

we can’t figure out how to execute a man with mercy?
    ~ Ed (itor)

Israel gets its 5th nuclear capable sub. Offensive and false flag ready.
The submarine has been baptized INS Rahav. Rahav is a demon, a cosmic sea monster, ‘Prince of the Sea’ according to the Talmud.

Joe Biden is a wannabe comedian. He says this about the Ukraine government.....  This needs to be a government that exists to serve the people, not enrich the powerful.”

Today is the anniversary of the alleged suicide of Adolf Hitler on April 30, 1945 in case you forgot. Unless he escaped?

Oops...we did forget Holocaust Memorial Day on the 28th. All's well though because Israeli asset and Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas remembered it for us by calling it "the most heinous crime to have occurred against humanity in the modern era."  Many Palestinians might disagree with that.

In the 'new normal' of post 9/11...  
The travel costs for vacations taken by the first family and the Bidens have reached over $40 million with the Air Force's revelation that two golf outings by President Obama this year cost $2.9 million.  

20 percent of American families do not have a single person that is working. 

Hacks are actually paid, virtually every day, to write something stupid to try and discredit the real conspiracy theories... like this.  

Finally! The International Monetary Fund approved a $17-billion loan to Ukraine with an immediate disbursement of $3.2 billion to help the country pay its debts as separatist unrest threatens to split the nation’s east. The IMF’s approval “marks a crucial milestone for Ukraine,” U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said in a statement today. Ukraine is “committed to implementing the reforms included in the IMF program,” he said.  Reforms? Another Orwellian term to add to the mix.

Surprise, Surprise! We have shared,right from the start, the view that the whole Snowden Circus was a globalist limited hangout.There have been quite a few secondary reasons for this Psyop, but the primary Endgame is going to be the “benevolent regulation” of the internet by the IGF cabal of Oligarchs and Technocrats. 
Directed history.....
Lately, I've found myself using the phrase directed history ... What it expresses is the idea that key events in modern history—wars, revolutions, transformations, concentrations of wealth and power, for at least the past 250 years but possibly longer—have not been random or the mere product of economic forces but were guided: directed. History has been taken in a specific direction by a powerful superelite, as I call them. I use the term superelite to distinguish from national elites.

The superelite are global. There is an excellent case to be made that their home base is the City of London (the "City Within the City"), which headquarters the British Crown, the Bank of England, N.M. Rothschild and Sons, the London Stock Exchange, and the London School of Economics (LSE) founded by the Fabian Society and contained within the University of London. Satellite bases are to be found in Basel, Switzerland (the Bank for International Settlements), Brussels in Belgium, New York City, Washington D.C. of course, and elsewhere.

Superelite goals: global economy (achieved, for the most part), global currency (a slow work in progress), global government (in the planning stages). While there is room for debate on the specifics on what the superelite want to accomplish—as a researcher drawing inferences from a variety of sources and not an insider, I don't have a crystal ball—I sense they would prefer transitions through all these stages that are seamless as possible. Perhaps they believe the world will be a nicer place if the populations of the nations of the world simply capitulate, or just allow events to take place unnoticed.

Directed history, as I conceive it, need take no stance on whether the superelite is benign or malevolent. Carroll Quigley, the macrohistorian whose ideas figure centrally into the story, believed them benign. I believe he was wrong. If they encounter sufficient resistance the superelite will have no qualms about plunging the world into whatever crises are necessary to accomplish their goals, be they economic depressions or destructive wars.

Such notions will, of course, get you branded as a "conspiracy theorist" (or worse) in mainstream media and academic circles. We all know what a terrible thing that is to be.

There is just one problem with the label: what the superelite are doing isn't a conspiracy. The term might have applied at one time to certain of their schemes like the creation of the Federal Reserve System, but not anymore. The reason: conspiracies by definition are hidden from you. A perfect conspiracy, could there be such a thing, would be undetectable. The first job of would-be conspirators is to hide the conspiracy, and arrange things so that no one outside the circle can rationally believe there is a conspiracy. The architects of the Federal Reserve System did this for over two decades.

Directed history isn't a conspiracy theory, because for the past couple of generations, the superelite have had members or supporting fellow travelers who were not hiding. They haven't been shouting their plans from the roof of Congress, of course. Nor will you see them on Fox News, much less MSNBC (although it isn't impossible). Those either believing that something was going on behind the scenes, and sometimes those actually working towards a global regime, have written down their thoughts: sometimes in books, sometimes in articles, and sometimes in speeches. Some of their writings aren't about specific plans, but provide dead giveaways where their priorities lies. Trust me: it isn't with We the People.

V. Stiviano's new fashion trend.

In our world of surveillance and cameras, we should never leave home without a good visor.

@ "The old cliche 'you can't make this stuff up' is wrong. You can. Make this stuff up."
Exactly. You can. Make this stuff up.

They literally script quite a lot of this stuff, including most of the so-called supposed media screw-ups or miraculous 'returns of conscience' (as opposed to lapses of conscience for more-or-less honest folks) by high-profile figures. The reason they play this farce with Kerry is not because a complete asswipe like Kerry actually means what he says and gives a rat's ass about the Palestinians but because they want the millions of people who read or hear this story to know that if they do similar things to what Kerry did in this acted farce, open their traps about Israeli crimes against humanity, they are likely to be disciplined likewise. The message to the public from both the Kerry and Sterling/Tacowitz chardes is: listen, you rabble, you had better think twice before you open your traps about Israel or black people, regardless of how Jews or Blacks behave. If we can spank powerful and rich people like Kerry & Sterling/Tacowitz in the press until they grovel, what do you think we can do to a peon like you? Don't even think about making a 'racist' or politically incorrect statement of any kind and keep your mouth shut or else risk serious consequences to your life of unmitigated bourgeois cowardice. You have no right to your 'hate speech,' regardless of what facts you can back it up with.

And,at this point, it should be obvious that all you really need to make your own 'his-story' is a Hollywood studio, plenty of legal funny-money to both keep all the whores in luxury (Bush, Obongo, Dan Rather, Matt Lauer, Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer, Rick Leventhal, etc.) and buy all the muscle you need to intimidate them if they decide to step out of character and some actors to act in your stupid fear-mongering disaster movies or mostly media-faked PsyOps. No matter how absurd these movies are, as long as you call it 'news' and put a silly CNN or FOX logo on the bottom of the screen, most people will believe it. Total control of the mass media takes care of the rest, since ALL the silly-logo channels run the same BS until it's psychically driven into billions of brains, humble, arrogant and every other deluded shade in-between, and the PsyOp conditioning takes full effect in the mass subconscious. Once that happens, it becomes extremely difficult for most people to decondition themselves enough to get anywhere near the truth, since, as long as they keep watching their idiot box or the mainstream of their internet, the PsyOp is reinforced daily in many ways and from the most unsuspected sources, such as children's programming, every step in the right direction towards deconditioning starts to feel like an uphill battle not worth the effort, so much so that until something literally threatens people's lives, those steps are postponed.
                                                                                       ~ Negentropic


The title of this post comes from a line of a favorite tune.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Ukraine Blues

Pripyat funfair was due to be opened on May 1st. The Chernobyl disaster happened April 26th, 1986.
No one ever managed to ride the ferries wheel. It remains one of the most irradiated parts of Pripyat since the disaster, making it still dangerous today.

The regular folks of Ukraine, those very similar to you and I, have long been pawns in the geopolitical games of empire and contrived wars. From the banker created Bolsheviks and the ensuing Holodomor to the death of possibly 10 million citizens in banker created World War II to today's banker created 'revolution,' there has been little in the way of true peace. In between all this there was Chemobyl. April 26 was the 28th anniversary of the explosion heard 'round the world' and yet this disaster did little if anything to stop the proliferation of what could be called the most dangerous technology on earth, which is the offshoot of the nuclear weapons industry that threatens us in real terms at this very moment.

War crimes are now being carried out. Ukraine has cut off much of the water supply to Crimea. Mercenaries are being sent to eastern Ukraine.
The “Ukraine crisis” repeats a script as old as the Cold War. The narrative features rising attacks by corporate states and media on the traditional whipping boy of Russia. As usual, “escalating the crisis” is US-led. As usual, alarm about “increasing lawless aggression” is projection of US policy itself. In fact, one more US-directed violent overthrow of an elected government has carved off the biggest country of Europe from next-door Russia.

It is true that Ukraine – the biggest country and bread basket of Europe – has now been pried wide open for transnational Western banks, agribusiness, Big Oil and NATO to feed on. And it is true that all talk of “land grab” has been projected onto Russia even as US Greystone  and Blackwater mercenaries – now called “Academi” in the Big Lie lexicon – move on the ground in Ukraine as the US and NATO propagate ever more threats of force and embargo against “Russia’s aggression”.  Reverse blame is always the US geostrategic game. “Russia’s designs to take the whole of Ukraine” is again US projection of its own objective, as in the old days when “world rule plot” was attributed to the former USSR. Yet a line has been drawn at Crimea, and drawn again in Eastern Ukraine, and it is backed by a country that cannot be arm-twisted, propaganda invaded, or air-bombed with impunity. That is why the one-way threats never stop. It is the first line yet drawn by an historical power outside of China against the exponentially multiplying US-led private transnational money sequences devouring the world.
It is far from the first time but I am ashamed of my country. The government and media parrot lies without concern for the consequences. Most of the American people are silent or distracted or complicit. An old mostly now discarded document that mentions the right to the 'pursuit of happiness' is ignored in pursuit of money and power.

To borrow a phrase, "We are all Ukrainians now." Pawns whose lives are mere footnotes in the history of an ever expanding world order of death and slavery. If it doesn't give you the blues, stick around, it may soon.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

10 Years On, Pat Tillman and the Culture of Lies

Pat Tillman (November 6, 1976 – April 22, 2004) made a grave mistake. He joined the military. 

Then he apparently woke up to some extent. Then he was dead. 

"He was an outlier" remembered Jim Rome. Just not enough of an outlier to overcome the lies that eventually led to his demise. Not that he was alone. Tens if not hundreds of millions of people initially fell for the psyops of the new American century that was 9/11. The hook, line and sinker that reeled in the gullible. Wars for profit need young strong guys. Preferably those who act without thinking, who die without knowing exactly why.

It is thought that Tillman reached some realizations. That he wasn't all that shy about speaking about the revelations that came to him during his time in Iraq and Afghanistan.  That he kept a diary. That as soon as he got home and out of the army, he was going to warn others as to what he saw and understood.

In the wasteland of opium and corruption, a triple tap to the head ended Pat's life. Friendly fire or assassination? Pat was a military recruiter's dream and friendly fire did not fit the narrative so there was a cover up. Tillman's uniform and body armor were burned. His diary went missing. 
Tillman had naively made contact with the CIA’s Noam Chomsky to discuss his plans to reveal what he knew about the lies of Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld in the War on Terror. He was apparently also angry about the US Army’s support of the Afghan opium trade, started up by the army after the Taliban had eradicated it {nearly}one hundred percent during their four-year reign.

Pat Tillman was probably the greatest recruiting asset that the Neo-Cons had, until they sent him and Kevin {Pat's brother}from Afghanistan to Iraq in ‘03. Tillman became quite bitter and outspoken about the invasion of Iraq, figuring Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with 9/11. So they were sent back to Afghanistan, where they discovered the opium trade being protected and supported by the US Army. Now, they’re both pretty upset. Pat Tillman went from the Neo-Con dream to nightmare and needed to be shut up before he could tell America about the lies of its leaders.
For all of his years and the multitude of spoken and written words, Chomsky has done no more to end wars and US hegemony than the kid standing alone on a street corner with an anti-war sign. Could Chomsky have issued the warning to his higher ups about Pat becoming so outspoken that it would undoubtedly do harm to the neocon and zionist plans?  It is a distinct possibility.

Pat Tillman should be remembered. Not as patriot and not as a war hero but as someone who can wake up from the lies, albeit a little late. He is an example to parents and grand-parents that once you give your blessing for your man or woman/child to enter the machinery of war, it can not be taken back.

Did Pat die in vain? Yes, just like all the others of the last 100 years who believed the leaders and the propaganda and marched off to war so the blood money could be made.

If the real story of Tillman prevents a few of our young  from aiding and abetting the enemy within, then maybe his death was not meaningless. It is up to us to make sure the other side gets told.

Wars will be stopped only when soldiers refuse to fight, when workers refuse to load weapons onto ships and aircraft, when people boycott the economic outposts of Empire that are strung across the globe. ”
                    ― Arundhati Roy

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Just One of Many Sermons You Won't Be Hearing on Easter Sunday

The Sermon on The Mark
Barry Crimmins

To grasp how hard it is to express antiwar sentiment in mainstream America, consider this: Mark Twain couldn’t get “The War-Prayer” published while he was alive.

Even worse, it wasn’t just any Mark Twain who couldn’t get this crucial tract into print. It was 70-year-old Mark Twain. Legend emeritus Mark Twain. The Mark Twain who had done world concert tours performing symphonic oratory to rapt overflow audiences. It was steamboat captain, journalist, essayist, minter of maxims, travel-writer beyond compare and author of novels who will live until the damned human race inevitably eliminates itself, Mark Twain who could not get “The War-Prayer” published.

Many of Samuel Clemens’s very important political works have been dismissed by scholars and critics who’ve attempted to transmogrify his natural grief over personal loss into a sad and public departure from reason. And why was he crazy? Because (among other injustices) he railed against the needless infliction of violence upon the cannon fodder dispatched to fight needless wars—as well as the grief and suffering of their loved ones, caretakers and survivors. Pretty crazy, huh? For such a weak argument, it certainly has been durable: it began while he was alive remains in disservice today

Obviously Twain’s life was full of grief because Twain was a human and sooner or later being a human is going to hurt—a lot. Twain lost dear friends, parents, siblings, children and his wife over a span of decades. Twain’s personal suffering undoubtedly helped fuel the extremely lucid outrage he eloquently expressed in “The War-Prayer” but it was frst and foremost the work of a great student and teacher of, and participant in, history.

Nevertheless his publisher passed when Mr. Clemens submitted this mordant satirical indictment of the militaristic lunacy, public cowardice and religious hypocrisy that, to paraphrase the great man, precedes war, must precede war, cannot help but precede war. How much shame did that publisher swallow when he said “no thanks” even after reading the following from the Prayer’s preface?
. . . the half dozen rash spirits that ventured to disapprove of the war and cast a doubt upon its righteousness straightway got such a stern and angry warning that for their personal safety’s sake they quickly shrank out of sight and offended no more in that way.
The cock had crowed three dozen times on Twain before “The War-Prayer” was rejected so perhaps the publisher was simply considering his own personal safety’s sake. Newspaper and magazine editorialists, political cartoonists and public speakers that aimed lemmings cliff-ward with thunderous pro-war messages had already all but shouted Twain from the stage. He was admonished to return to his role as the humorous yarn-spinner whose true messages were easier to miss.

Twain was savaged for not meeting expectations. They wanted to laugh and instead were challenged to think. And feel. And then maybe laugh. He was joking in his “Seventieth Birthday Speech” when he said “I am not here to deceive; I am here to teach.” But in “The War-Prayer” he wasn’t kidding—he was teaching advanced truth, insight, compassion and sanity. As one who’d single-handedly seen more of the world than most of his critics combined, he understood deteriorating global and national circumstances and wrote
with passion and vigor in an attempt to save what he himself would soon lose: life.

“The War-Prayer’s” custard-pie in the face of piety in the name of mass murder didn’t strike many of his critics the right way. Just squarely. Perhaps they were upset over the cleaning bills. The grief/loss-of-reason dispensation Twain’s detractors employed to keep so much of his later work sitting in darkness duplicitously urged us to remember, “His earlier works were great and so let’s recall the happier Mark Twain.”

And slowly, that is what he became. The carefree man who wrote lighthearted tales like Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court—they were perfect vehicles for Mickey Rooney and Bing Crosby to rollick across the silver screen into provide distraction from the grim realities of a world of economic depravity and militaristic expansion. Hollywood rewrote a happy ending for 1949’s Connecticut Yankee because it would have been un-American to have Bing sing and dance his way through a stark warning about the technological depravity of new and more awful killing machines —especially at the dawn of the nuclear era and the mushrooming munitions profiteering it promised. Worst of all was a ridiculous bio-pic called The Adventures of Mark Twain, in which Frederic March chose to depict Clemens as a wide-eyed rube who couldn’t understand why anyone took much notice of the tales he scribbled. By the time I was growing up in the 1960’s Twain had been robotized and turned into an attraction on Disneyland’s Main Street. He’s held the position for half a century.

Despite repeated attempts to sanitize Mark Twain’s already pure messages, some of us still read his works that sass the ever-oppressive status quo. A status quo that’s been unbearable for a landslide majority of human beings ever since Twain took up their cause long ago. His allegedly glum summations have provided booster shots of hope at the most unexpected times. When “The War-Prayer” was discovered by my generation during the Vietnam War, we found someone we could trust who was over 30. Over 130!

“The War-Prayer” is the final word on war. It truly is a holy work because it peacefully resists the frothing madness required to stand on an altar to promote war. It mocks the brainlessness of nationalism and challenges people of any land to take a truly brave stand by separating themselves from the parochial mob to join anyone from anywhere smart and courageous enough to work toward resolving differences with reason rather than violence.

Even after learning how he was muffled, if not silenced, and knowing that many of the great works of his later life are still universally dismissed, even though mostly unread, I chose a course that even the premiere navigator of American letters couldn’t safely negotiate. But as they like to say in the war movies, I’d go to hell for that guy. Although it’s more fun going with him and so that’s why I always tuck a volume or two of Twain into my suitcase before I hit the road to take my argument for the improvement of the human condition onto the stage, page or airwaves.

I’ll never achieve even a fraction of what Mark Twain accomplished but I can aspire to emulate his bravery when it comes time to be one of “those rash spirits that ventured to disapprove of the war and cast a doubt upon its righteousness.” Since first reading “The War-Prayer” I have wandered in a “wilderness of flags” for over 35 years. I have performed and written material in the ever-darkening shadow of a Stars and Stripes that has been dragged through the mud, blood and treachery of one unjust war after the next.

At times I’ve inoculated myself from an audience’s silence and/or jeers by thinking, “It was believed afterward that the man was a lunatic, because there was no sense in what he said.” My audiences just wanted some laughs, but not the kind that come from understanding the buffoonery, arrogance and depravity that’s led to wars from Southeast Asia to Central America to the Middle East. Damned expectations!

It is a joyous and rare day when another “War-Prayer” passage does not impale my heart, “..tear their soldiers to bloody shreds with our shells; help us to cover their smiling fields with the pale forms of their patriot dead; help us to drown the thunder of the guns with the shrieks of their wounded, writhing in pain; help us to lay waste their humble homes with a hurricane of fire; help us to wring the hearts of their unoffending widows with unavailing grief; help us to turn them out roofless with little children to wander un-friended the wastes of their desolated land in rags and hunger and thirst, sports of the sun flames of summer and the icy winds of winter, broken in spirit, worn with travail, imploring Thee for the refuge of the grave and denied it—for our sakes who adore Thee, Lord, blast their hopes, blight their lives, protract their bitter pilgrimage, make heavy their steps, water their way with their tears, stain the white snow with the blood of their wounded feet!”

There’s never a day when I fail to think of the author of the greatest spiritual offering since the Sermon on the Mount and realize that regardless of what a century of jingoists would have you believe, Mark Twain was anything but a lunatic, because there was perfect sense in what he said.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hoppin' Down the Bunny Trail

New York Judge: Jurors can hear Imam praise US and Mossad 9/11 perps.

An Egyptian Islamic preacher, Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, statements that "everybody was happy" when the World Trade Center was hit by airplanes can be heard by a jury sitting just blocks from the site of the Sept. 11 attacks, a judge ruled Tuesday.

 "Anybody who tell (sic) you he was not happy, they are hypocrites, for the Muslim Nation."

When asked whether he approved of the Cole attack, Mustafa responded: "Of course. I agree with it."

The Israeli/Mossad U.S.S.Cole attack?

More predictive programming from good ole Matt Drudge?

(cue the laugh track) Separatists flew the Russian flag on armored vehicles taken from the Ukrainian army on Wednesday, humiliating a Kiev government operation to recapture eastern towns controlled by pro-Moscow partisans.

My own Senator Bob Corker writes an editorial -
U.S. must defend Ukraine from Russia. Notice how that when it comes to warmongering, most Repubs and Dems are on the same side. As much as I don't want the guy back in our state, leaving him in DC all these years does deprive a village of its idiot.
To place the coup in Ukraine in historical context, this is at least the 80th time the United States has organized a coup or a failed coup in a foreign country since 1953. That was when President Eisenhower discovered in Iran that the CIA could overthrow elected governments who refused to sacrifice the future of their people to Western commercial and geopolitical interests. Most U.S. coups have led to severe repression, disappearances, extrajudicial executions, torture, corruption, extreme poverty and inequality, and prolonged setbacks for the democratic aspirations of people in the countries affected. The plutocratic and ultra-conservative nature of the forces the U.S. has brought to power in Ukraine make it unlikely to be an exception.

You don't own your land. You only rent it until someone wants to take it away from you. BLM threatens Henderson Ranch in Texas for massive land grab.

And don't forget that most if not all of the illegal 'voluntary' federal income tax on labor goes to pay interest on odious debt to the Federal Reserve. A sweet deal for a very few that needs to end.

Sometimes when you manufacture explosives, shit happens. Rio Ammunition located next to Accurate Energetic Systems , known locally as Accurate Arms, near Buckshort, TN has a mishap. 4 injured in explosion. Update: 1 dead in the explosion

Michael Bloomberg may be happy. A few less shotgun shells on the market, at least for a little while. Good thing Accurate Arms is OK. They make some heavy stuff for the war machine which of course Bloomy endorses.

Bloomberg has announced that he is 'investing' $50 million in a gun control scheme for a grassroots network to organize voters on gun control. He's trying to pay back those who helped him amass his fortune and keep them safe from armed Americans.

Being proud of his 'work,' Bloomberg has this to say:
"I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I'm not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It's not even close."
That's what's called chutzpah.

Tupperware Makes a Comeback: “You can put your weed in there.”

Dang it..... missed out again. The 2014 U.S. Cannabis Cup in Denver is officially sold out

George Soros wants to own the legal marijuana world.

Crime may be down in Denver this year but some outlets like to scream unproven allegations, never missing an opportunity to demonize the plant as it's legalization is a sign of the end of the world.
Denver mom shot to death after husband allegedly consumed marijuana edibles, began hallucinating

Rapper cuts off his own penis and jumps from a second story balcony...and lives. 'Nuff said about that. Forget I even put this here.

The US government was a deadly animal abuser at the Bundy ranch. Where's PETA? Did they not get permission to investigate and expose?
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."

"He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals."
        --Immanuel Kant

"The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different."

General Motors has hired Kenneth Feinberg to do damage control. He has a lot of experience in that and I bet he don't come cheap. 

The first Sunday after the full moon following the March Equinox.
Easter was originally (and still is) a celebration of the fertility of the earth, renewed each springtime. The egg, the chick, the rabbit, the flowers, are all fertility symbols (and much older than the Christian symbol of the resurrected god). Its celebration has often been marked by sexual exuberance, as is still prominent in the pre-Lenten Carneval and Mardi Gras festivals and the phallic symbolism of the May pole and the cross.

Long before Jesus, many peoples associated this festival with the coming back to life of the god of fertility (Tammuz - see Ezek 8:14, Adonis, Osiris, Perseus, Orpheus), who had been dead in the underworld during the winter. Even the name by which Christians still celebrate the festival is a corruption of the name of the ancient fertility goddess Ishtar or Ashtoreth (whose name also survives in the name of one of the books of the Old Testament, the only Bible book that contains no reference to God - the Book of Esther).

The Christian church, because it could not eradicate the celebration of this popular festival, reinterpreted it and assigned to it a new meaning, but was unable to erase completely its original significance. Undoubtedly current attempts by Christians will have no more success. The egg and the rabbit, the phallic pole or cross (the real symbols of the festival) will continue to be loved and celebrated as long as we can marvel at the new life which the spring brings.

Happy genetically modified toxic Easter!

Looking back..... 

17 year old Jan Rose Kasmir offers a flower to soldiers during the Pentagon anti-war protest in 1967.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Michael Ruppert

Reports are that Mike Ruppert is dead.

Sunday night following Mike’s Lifeboat Hour radio show, he was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Those of us who have followed the 9/11 truth movement since early on were aware of Ruppert.

We took note of what he had to say, not only about 9/11 but of CIA drug running and other various government corruptions.

But somewhere along the line, some of us came to view him as a gatekeeper and basically ignored him.

There's no reason at this moment to speculate that it was anything other than suicide. If there was a legitimate reason to silence him, it could have happened many years ago.

I'll add this comment from Before It's News and move on. Whatever he was, suicide is an awful way to go.
Mike Ruppert – I go back with him to the days when I subscribed to his mailed-out newsletter, “From The Wilderness” over a decade ago. Finally, I realized he was a double agent – pretended to be a researcher for the truth movement, but covered up key information for the people he really worked for, and your guess is as good as mine on that one. His ‘peak oil’ theory received a lot of coverage, but now we know that good science has totally debunked it. Ruppert only told ‘part’ of the 911 story, and those ‘other guys’ he didn’t want to talk about are still dancing on the top of a van somewhere.

He tried to muscle in on the late Gary Webb’s exposure of CIA drug dealing, and later called people “Internet trailer park trash” who challenged the official verdict that Webb committed suicide – the way Webb’s body was found (check details) and the ‘shoot yourself twice theory’ made suicide a total impossibility, by the way. Webb himself had this to say about Ruppert before he was murdered:

”Mike is a real conundrum. I think he’s a sincere guy, concerned about the right things, and he was quite supportive of my efforts to expose the interplay between the CIA and drug traffickers. But he’s also written stories expounding a theory about the genesis of my Mercury News series that were, quite frankly, ridiculous.”

Ruppert left the USA for a few years (South America), and returned to relaunch his ‘career’, which has puttering along ever since. Plus he was in the middle of several lawsuits as he started suing people for slander who were writing about his antics and the now well-known way he has tried to divide the 911 Truth Movement, and vilify various individuals.
Well, maybe Ruppert had health problems, but maybe he had conscience problems also. He was getting older.

Condolences to friends and family.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

While We Were Out At The Ranch

Brad Thornton, of Las Vegas, blows a shofar on a hillside above a Bundy ranch protest area near Bunkersville, Nevada
I can only wonder as to the shofar guy's story.

Is this going to turn out true? IBT is reporting that a backroom deal has been made to release Jonathan Pollard as part of the Israeli and Palestinian 'peace' talks. The state department says no decision has been made. Considering all the damage Israel and their firster Americans have done to this country, Pollard is a small fish and basically symbolic but if he is freed, the backlash should be loud and strong. It could kindle an opportunity to really open up the conversion about Israel and jewish influence which many jews may not see as positive.

 Via Penny...Did CIA director John Brennan sneak into Kiev to tell the puppet government how to carry out their operations in eastern Ukraine against pro-Russian forces, or 'terrorists' as they are now called? Whether he personally did or it's just the Russians countering the Western propaganda, the CIA is embedded in the control of the country and they are sending in the mercenaries because perhaps many in the Ukrainian army support Russia. Is Putin hiring mercs to stir up the pot, using the same tactics as the US and NATO did to take over Ukraine? He may not need to. Popular support in the east seems to lean towards Russia over the NATO/EU/IMF plans?


Oh no, what is this?

A shooting at 2 separate jewish community facilities in Kansas City kills at least three.

Early reports:
Three people were killed and a 14-year-old boy was critically injured Sunday when a gunman opened fire at the Jewish Community Center and a senior living facility in Johnson County.
Police arrested the suspected shooter outside Valley Park Elementary nearby by 2:45 p.m. He smiled and reportedly made anti-Semitic statements as he was led away.

Read more here:

Over scanner traffic, Johnson County, Kan., officials reported taking a suspect into custody shortly after the shootings. A reporter for KSHB-TV reported that a man shouted "Heil Hitler!" at a TV crew as police arrested him in the parking lot of an elementary school in the area.
Passover, a major Jewish holiday, begins Monday.
A smirking gunman who reportedly shouted Nazi slogans opened fire at a Jewish community center and an old-age home in a suburb of Kansas City, killing three people.

The gunman, said to be an older man, singled out Jewish victims for death, Rabbi Herbert Mandl, a chaplain with the Overland Park Police Department, told CNN.

“Asking someone if you are Jewish before shooting sounds very much like a hate crime,” Mandl said.
There's not really much information on the shooting or the shooter yet so we'll have to wait and see how the narrative plays out. The 'eternal victims' and here on the 'eve of Passover' will fit in there somehow and often. How convenient that the theme of anti-semite gets headlines here at the holiday time.

Maybe the shooter was a madman or maybe it is something else entirely? I can see the many c-theories and disinformation boiling now. Whatever it is, the shooter did not do any favors for the anti-zionist, anti-criminal crowd. Which, you never know, may have been the plan.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

At a Tortoise Pace

The desert tortoise gets its 15 minutes of world wide fame. Too bad it was because the critter became a pawn in a fed vs. individual game of who's got the power, who owns the land and water.Poor things, they don't deserve the lies.

Cliven Bundy and family may have had grandfathered in rights to graze cattle on  'disputed' land? But the feds did not have the right to take anything from them or anybody without a trial with a jury of their peers.

The mainstream media is barely covering the siege going on in Nevada...yet. Snipers and a roped off free speech area on private land? The police state makes their own rules at the point of gun. When Shawn Hannity interviews Bundy and runs with the story, it makes you go hmmmm. Many outlets are suggesting that this may be a new Ruby Ridge or even a Waco in what some may hope is a self-fulfilling prophecy. It would be good for ratings.

Let's hope it doesn't go that far. It may be a test to see how the public reacts. If everything dies down without incident, it will be on to the next theft. Then again, who knows what the ultimate agenda may be?

If anyone has any thoughts on this event, please share.......

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Four Natural Enemies of a Man of Knowledge

As I was getting ready to leave, I decided to ask him once more about the enemies of a man of knowledge. I argued that I could not return for some time, and it would be a good idea to write down what he had to say and then think about it while I was away. He hesitated for a while, but then began to talk.

"When a man starts to learn, he is never clear about his objectives. His purpose is faulty; his intent is vague. He hopes for rewards that will never materialize, for he knows nothing of the hardships of learning. "He slowly begins to learn... bit by bit at first, then in big chunks. And his thoughts soon clash. What he learns is never what he pictured, or imagined, and so he begins to be afraid. Learning is never what one expects. Every step of learning is a new task, and the fear the man is experiencing begins to mount mercilessly, unyieldingly. His purpose becomes a battlefield.

"And thus he has tumbled upon the first of his natural enemies: Fear!

A terrible enemy... treacherous, and difficult to overcome. It remains concealed at every turn of the way, prowling... waiting. And if the man, terrified in its presence, runs away, his enemy will have put an end to his quest."
"What will happen to the man if he runs away in fear?"
"Nothing happens to him except that he will never learn. He will never become a man of knowledge. He will perhaps be a bully or a harmless, scared man; at any rate, he will be a defeated man. His first enemy will have put an end to his cravings."
"And what can he do to overcome fear?"
"The answer is very simple. He must not run away. He must defy his fear, and in spite of it he must take the next step in learning, and the next, and the next. He must be fully afraid, and yet he must not stop. That is the rule! And a moment will come when his first enemy retreats. The man begins to feel sure of himself. His intent becomes stronger. Learning is no longer a terrifying task. "When this joyful moment comes, the man can say without hesitation that he has defeated his first natural enemy."

"Does it happen at once, don Juan, or little by little?"
"It happens little by little, and yet the fear is vanquished suddenly and fast."
"But won’t the man be afraid again if something new happens to him?"
"No. Once a man has vanquished fear, he is free from it for the rest of his life because, instead of fear, he has acquired clarity... a clarity of mind which erases fear. By then a man knows his desires; he knows how to satisfy those desires. He can anticipate the new steps of learning, and a sharp clarity surrounds everything. The man feels that nothing is concealed.

"And thus he has encountered his second enemy: Clarity!

That clarity of mind, which is so hard to obtain, dispels fear, but also blinds. "It forces the man never to doubt himself. It gives him the assurance he can do anything he pleases, for he sees clearly into everything. And he is courageous because he is clear, and he stops at nothing because he is clear. But all that is a mistake; it is like something incomplete. If the man yields to this make-believe power, he has succumbed to his second enemy and will fumble with learning. He will rush when he should be patient, or he will be patient when he should rush. And he will fumble with learning until he winds up incapable of learning anything more."

"What becomes of a man who is defeated in that way, don Juan? Does he die as a result?"
"No, he doesn’t die. His second enemy has just stopped him cold from trying to become a man of knowledge; instead, the man may turn into a buoyant warrior, or a clown. Yet the clarity for which he has paid so dearly will never change to darkness and fear again. He will be clear as long as he lives, but he will no longer learn, or yearn for, anything."

"But what does he have to do to avoid being defeated?"
"He must do what he did with fear: he must defy his clarity and use it only to see, and wait patiently and measure carefully before taking new steps; he must think, above all, that his clarity is almost a mistake. And a moment will come when he will understand that his clarity was only a point before his eyes. And thus he will have overcome his second enemy, and will arrive at a position where nothing can harm him any more. This will not be a mistake. It will not be only a point before his eyes. It will be true power. "He will know at this point that the power he has been pursuing for so long is finally his. He can do with it whatever he pleases. His ally is at his command. His wish is the rule. He sees all that is around him.

But he has also come across his third enemy: Power!

"Power is the strongest of all enemies. And naturally the easiest thing to do is to give in; after all, the man is truly invincible. He commands; he begins by taking calculated risks, and ends in making rules, because he is a master. "A man at this stage hardly notices his third enemy closing in on him. And suddenly, without knowing, he will certainly have lost the battle. His enemy will have turned him into a cruel, capricious man."

"Will he lose his power?"
"No, he will never lose his clarity or his power."
"What then will distinguish him from a man of knowledge?"
"A man who is defeated by power dies without really knowing how to handle it. Power is only a burden upon his fate. Such a man has no command over himself, and cannot tell when or how to use his power."
"Is the defeat by any of these enemies a final defeat?"
"Of course it is final. Once one of these enemies overpowers a man there is nothing he can do."
"Is it possible, for instance, that the man who is defeated by power may see his error and mend his ways?"
"No. Once a man gives in he is through."

"But what if he is temporarily blinded by power, and then refuses it?"
"That means his battle is still on. That means he is still trying to become a man of knowledge. A man is defeated only when he no longer tries, and abandons himself."
"But then, don Juan, it is possible that a man may abandon himself to fear for years, but finally conquer it?"
"No, that is not true. If he gives in to fear he will never conquer it, because he will shy away from learning and never try again. But if he tries to learn for years in the midst of his fear, he will eventually conquer it because he will never have really abandoned himself to it."

"How can he defeat his third enemy, don Juan?"
"He has to defy it, deliberately. He has to come to realize the power he has seemingly conquered is in reality never his. He must keep himself in line at all times, handling carefully and faithfully all that he has learned. If he can see that clarity and power, without his control over himself, are worse than mistakes, he will reach a point where everything is held in check. He will know then when and how to use his power. And thus he will have defeated his third enemy.

"The man will be, by then, at the end of his journey of learning... and almost without warning he will come upon the last of his enemies: Old age!

This enemy is the cruelest of all, the one he won’t be able to defeat completely, but only fight away. "This is the time when a man has no more fears, no more impatient clarity of mind... a time when all his power is in check, but also the time when he has an unyielding desire to rest. If he gives in totally to his desire to lie down and forget, if he soothes himself in tiredness, he will have lost his last round, and his enemy will cut him down into a feeble old creature. His desire to retreat will overrule all his clarity, his power, and his knowledge.

"But if the man sloughs off his tiredness, and lives his fate through, he can then be called a man of knowledge, if only for the brief moment when he succeeds in fighting off his last, invincible enemy. That moment of clarity, power, and knowledge is enough."


You have to be aware of the uselessness of your self-importance and of your personal history.

Your death can give you a little warning, it always comes as a chill. Death is our eternal companion, it is always to our left, at an arm's length.

How can anyone feel so important when we know that death is stalking us. The thing to do when you're impatient is to turn to your left and ask advice from your death. An immense amount of pettiness is dropped if your death makes a gesture to you, or if you catch a glimpse of it, or if you just have the feeling that your companion is there watching you.

The issue of our death is never pressed far enough. Death is the only wise adviser that we have. Whenever you feel, as you always do, that everything is going wrong and you're about to be annihilated, turn to your death and ask if that is so. Your death will tell you that you're wrong; that nothing really matters outside its touch. Your death will tell you, "I haven't touched you yet."

One of us here has to change, and fast. One of us here has to learn again that death is the hunter, and that it is always to one's left. One of us here has to ask deaths advice and drop the cursed pettiness that belongs to men that live their lives as if death will never tap them.

Think of your death now. It is at arm's length. It may tap you any moment, so really you have no time for crappy thoughts and moods. None of us have time for that. The only thing that counts is action, acting instead of talking.  source


 A warrior takes responsibility for his acts; for the most trivial of his acts. He waits patiently, knowing that he is waiting, and knowing what he is waiting for. That is the warrior's way.

What makes us unhappy is to want. Yet if we would learn to cut our wants to nothing, the smallest thing we'd get would be a true gift. To be poor or wanting is only a thought; and so is to hate, or to be hungry, or to be in pain. They are only thoughts for me now, I have accomplished that feat. The power to do that is all we have, mind you, to oppose the forces of our lives; without that power we are dregs, dust in the wind.

It is up to us as single individuals to oppose the forces of our lives. Only a warrior can survive. A warrior knows that he is waiting and what he is waiting for; and while he waits he wants nothing and thus whatever little thing he gets is more than he can take. If he needs to eat he finds a way, because he is not hungry; if something hurts his body he finds a way to stop it, because he is not in pain. To be hungry or to be in pain means that the man has abandoned himself and is no longer a warrior; and the forces of his hunger and pain will destroy him. source


"The only thing we all have in common is that we play tricks in order to force ourselves to abandon the quest. The counter-measure is to persist in spite of all the barriers and disappointments."

“A path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you . . . Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself alone, one question . . . Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn't it is of no use.”  

“The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary man takes everything as a blessing or a curse.” 

“For me the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable; my interest has been to convince you that you must assume responsibility for being here, in this marvelous world, in this marvelous desert, in this marvelous time. I want to convince you that you must learn to make every act count, since you are going to be here for only a short while, in fact, too short for witnessing all the marvels of it.”  

“You have little time left, and none of it for crap. A fine state. I would say that the best of us always comes out when we are against the wall, when we feel the sword dangling overhead. Personally, I wouldn't have it any other way.” 

“Self-importance is our greatest enemy. Think about it - what weakens us is feeling offended by the deeds and misdeeds of our fellowmen. Our self-importance requires that we spend most of our lives offended by someone.” 

“The internal dialogue is what grounds people in the daily world. The world is such and such or so and so, only because we talk to ourselves about its being such and such and so and so. The passageway into the world of shamans opens up after the warrior has learned to shut off his internal dialogue”  
"You must stop talking to yourself. Every one of us does that. We carry on an internal talk. We talk about our world. In fact we maintain our world with our internal talk. Whenever we finish talking to ourselves the world is always as it should be. We renew it, we kindle it with life, we uphold it with our internal talk. Not only that, but we also choose our paths as we talk to ourselves. Thus we repeat the same choices over and over until the day we die, because we keep on repeating the same internal talk over and over until the day we die.

A warrior is aware of this and strives to stop his talking. This is the last point you have to know if you want to live like a warrior."
“Man lives only to learn. And if he learns it is because it is the nature of his lot, for good or bad.” 

“The most effective way to live is as a warrior. A warrior may worry and think before making any decision, but once he makes it, he goes his way, free from worries or thoughts; there will be a million other decisions still awaiting him. That's the warrior's way.”  

“Nothing can temper the spirit of a warrior as much as the challenge of dealing with impossible people in positions of power. Only under those conditions can warriors acquire the sobriety and serenity to withstand the pressure of the unknowable.” 

"A warrior is never idle and never in a hurry."  
― Carlos Castaneda

Carlos Castaneda – All Books In One - PDF

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Rolling Right Along

“Camel Contemplating Needle”
If you think a $400,000 piece of fiberglass 'art' for the new American embassy being built in Islamabad, Pakistan is absurd, you ain't seen nothing yet.

Stealing something of value based on nothing but lies is just another day at the office in the extended life of the 9/11 psyops.
Terrorism victims win right to seize $500M Midtown office tower linked to Iran after long legal battle
Relatives of those lost on 9/11 and in the 1983 Beirut bombing celebrated the 'light at the end of the tunnel' after a judge ruled that Iranian companies must forfeit 650 Fifth Ave. to the victims.

"This needs to send the message to all terrorists, and in this case to Iran as a state sponsor of terror, that they can't get away with murder."
Based on that logic, one day soon we should be able to seize all the property of the US government and Israel too.

Poor old sickly Jonathan Pollard gets another ray of hope in getting released in some sort of deal to 'salvage' the peace negotiations between the Palestinians and Israel. Pollard is arguably the most traitorous spy in US history.
Pollard “copied, delivered and sold scientific, technical and military information about U.S. ship positions, aircraft stations, tactics and training operations; classified analyses of Soviet missile systems, three separate categories of daily message or cable traffic and intelligence on military hardware still in development at the time. The information he shared revealed the way in which the United States collected intelligence, revealed the names of human sources and exposed the identities of numerous U.S. intelligence officers and analysts.”

For all this, Pollard was handsomely paid, with the promise of more. And even when pleading guilty, he never expressed remorse.
Now this may be good for some Palestinian prisoners rotting in Israeli jails if they are released in return for Pollard but as far as a peace deal, it will be Israel screwing the pooch again. In the meantime, Israel talks out of both sides of its mouth. A partial freeze on the settlements for peace some say, not all,  but at the same time Tel Aviv on Tuesday issued tenders for 708 settlement units in the Israeli settlement of Gilo in illegally annexed East al-Quds. Can't have it both ways and just what does a 'partial freeze' mean to the land thieves?

And here we thought the US military's purpose was to secure freedom and democracy.
US military protecting international banking cartel

For decades, America has used its armed strength to enforce the use of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency, effectively making the US military the armed wing of the international banking cartel (IBC). Since 1971 when President Richard Nixon stopped paying US debt obligations with gold, America has increasingly used its military might to prop up the value of the dollar and enforce a global financial structure whose primary beneficiary is the US itself, and whose central bank, the Federal Reserve, serves as the IBC’s supervisory authority.

Of course you knew all of that but surprisingly a great number of Americans don't or prefer not to.

What war on drugs?
After 13yrs of U.S occupation in Afghanistan and the war on drugs: Opium cultivation is a record all-time high
We are not really going to leave Afghanistan at the end of the year are we? Can the CIA still run the opium/heroin trade if we do? The banks won't like not getting their cut so look for something to happen to continue our endless occupation.

In other drug news, U.S. won’t send radar data to Honduras in dispute over law to shoot down drug aircraft. You think that may be because the CIA and friends are afraid their own trafficking planes may get shot down?

Our government may be wasteful but they do know how to save a buck or two at times.
At Least 22 Veterans Kill Themselves Every Day and No One Gives a Shit 
That's a lot of savings, present and future, in not having to pay for benefits to the pawns of war. Dope 'em up and let whatever happens be. I do think that's the plan.

Waking up? No, not the people but the earth.
12 Signs Something Big Is Happening To Earth’s Crust Under The Americas

Getting ready for food shortages and/or the inability to pay for proper food? Hey, you don't need all those nutrients anyway in the new Codex Alimentarius world.
A Sneak Attack on Your Dietary Supplements: The FDA’s New Food Label Guidelines
The hope of the industry is that over time the market is so flooded [with GMOs] that there’s nothing you can do about it. You just sort of surrender.”

Please do not watch this. I could only get through about 10 minutes of last night's episode. The donors get what they paid for on PBS.  
The Story of the Jews
I don't think this side of the story will be told on our 'public television.'
Zionist Influence in the United States
The hidden history of how the U.S. was used to create Israel

Pentagon-assisted Hollywood movies

Let the Games Begin as well as the looting.
Despite unequivocal evidence of one country after another being looted by the West, governments of indebted countries continue to sign up for IMF programs. Why do governments of countries continue to agree to the foreign looting of their populations? The only answer is that they are paid. The corruption that is descending upon Ukraine will make the former regime look honest.

The World is like a ride in an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it you think it's real, because that's how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round, and it has thrills and chills and is very brightly colored, and it's very loud. And it's fun, for a while.

Some people have been on the ride for a long time, and they've begun to question, 'Is this real, or is this just a ride?', and other people have remembered, and they've come back to us and they say 'Hey, don't worry. Don't be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride.' and we KILL THOSE PEOPLE.

"Shut him up! We have alot invested in this ride! SHUT HIM UP! Look at my furrows of worry. Look at my big bank account, and my family. This just has to be real."

It's just a ride.

But we always kill those good guys who try and tell us that. You ever noticed that? And let the demons run amok. But it doesn't matter, because ... It's just a ride.

And we can change it anytime we want. It's only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings of money. A choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear wants you to put bigger locks on your door, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love, instead see all of us as one.

Here's what we can do to change the world right now, to a better ride:

Take all that money we spent on weapons and defense each year and instead spend it feeding, clothing, and educating the poor of the world, which it would many times over, not one human being excluded, and WE CAN EXPLORE SPACE, TOGETHER, BOTH INNER AND OUTER, forever ... in peace.

                                                                      -- Bill Hicks (1961 - 1994)