Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Splendid Isolation

I'm putting tinfoil up on the windows
Lying down in the dark to dream
I don't want to see their faces
I don't want to hear them scream - Warren Zevon


Symptomatic of Capgras Syndrome is the delusion of doubles: that those closest to you, or your familiar objects, have been replaced by impostors and replicas. Tony Rosato, a Toronto comic actor who put in time on SCTV and Saturday Night Live, served two years in prison for criminally harassing his wife on account of it. (Last month he was remanded to a psychiatric hospital after a conditional discharge.)

In his testimony, Rosato repeated his worries for his family, and his contention that his wife Leah had been replaced by twins or triplets and that their baby was a changeling. The judge, in ruling Rosato to be in need of psychiatric care, cited Leah's alarm at Tony's claims that her family was connected to a paedophile ring, and his fear of entities he called "astral attackers."

In Taboo: Sex, Religon and Magick, psychotherapist Christopher Hyatt tells of a patient he treated in the 1970s. One day she came to him with a troubling dream of being carried into a church by a priest and raped upon the altar. Within a week she had suffered a "complete psychotic break" and was hospitalized. Hyatt, noting that her father was a deacon in a nearby church, diagnosed that "the breaking of the taboo (even in a dream) so overpowered my patient that her mind literally broke down."

Could be. Probably. She was Hyatt's patient, and to me she's just an anecdote in Hyatt's book. But as I read it, I thought something that should have been considered, if only to rule it out, was that the dream was the manifestation of a suppressed memory of abuse, whether sexual or merely assuming a sexual expression, and his patient's psychotic break was the result of the dissociative effort of denial.

More evidently, Rosato is an ill man. But his strong delusion doesn't necessarily render crazy each of his unhealthy obsessions. There are, evidently, paedophile rings, and many individuals considered wise and well have themselves described astral attacks. Rosato isn't sick for mentioning them, but applied to his circumstance he is almost certainly wrong.

All of which makes me wonder about our own sick circumstance.

In October, 1963, a US Army private first class named Eugene Dinkin, working in Metz, France as a crypto operator with top secret clearance, picked up indications that "a conspiracy was in the making by the 'military' of the United States, perhaps combined with an 'ultra-right economic group." (The quote is from a declassified FBI report of April 3, 1964.) One of his duties as a code breaker was to decipher traffic that originated with the OAS, though he contended he first became alerted to a conspiracy by a study of subliminal "psychological sets" in Stars and Stripes and certain Hearst papers which, writes Lisa Pease, he believed "were deliberately maneuvered to set up a subconscious belief on the part of one reading these papers to the effect that President John F. Kennedy was 'soft on communism.'" He became convinced an attempt would be made on the president's life in Texas in late November, and that it would be pinned on the Left.

Alarmed, Dinkin wrote Robert Kennedy and then, realizing the warning had little chance of reaching the Attorney General, abruptly left his unit, going AWOL to try to contact ambassadors in nearby Luxembourg. On Nov 6 he showed up at the UN press office in Geneva. He couldn't find an American correspondent and so told his story to the editor of the Geneva Diplomat. On Nov 13 he was "hospitalized" by the US army in a closed psych ward and kept in virtual isolation until the assassination. On the evening of Nov 23 he was interviewed by a Secret Service agent who said that since Dinkin was in a psych ward he would be giving the government "absolutely no information."

He was transferred to Walter Reed in December and, in his words, "began receiving 'therapy' to help me understand that my warning of the assassination had been 'coincidental.'" He was told if he didn't improve he would be electro-shocked. Naturally, he feigned cooperation, "improved" and was released. His story, because it's told by a sick man, goes unmentioned by the Warren Commission.


In Illness as Metaphor Susan Sontag writes that "the most truthful way of regarding illness - and the healthiest way of being ill - is one most purified of, most resistant to, metaphoric thinking." But then ani difranco says we're 90% metaphor, which is a nicer thought than biology's animated sacks of blood and water, so perhaps it's alright after all. Though that still doesn't make us alright.

Capgras remains a rare condition in the material world usually precipitated by head trauma, but in the deep world it's a pandemic afflicting us metaphors. Many of us now know we're in a strange place that only resembles our home, and those who don't may no longer recognize us. (I know I've lost friends because of this; because they couldn't fathom where I was going or didn't want to come along. It makes me wish sometimes that when I told my wife, "You know, I've been thinking of starting a blog," that she'd replied, "You know, I don't think that's such a good idea.")

The canyon that's being carved in the West between underclass and overclass, and into which the middle class is being made to tumble, reifies the syndrome of the unrecognizable familiar. We have rulers who look like us, and appear to talk to us about what we're told are our concerns and values, yet whose experience and environment and whose own values are so alien to our own that they may as well be aliens themselves. In turn neither do they recognize themselves in us, and only grudgingly and for their own ends use the power of state with egalitarian beneficence. You could call them reptiles, but just as truthfully you can call them Morlocks. And if you do then you must know what they eat.

Evolutionary theorist Oliver Curry says that "humanity may split into two sub-species in 100,000 years' time as predicted by HG Wells." He expects the emergence of "a genetic upper class and a dim-witted underclass":

The descendants of the genetic upper class would be tall, slim, healthy, attractive, intelligent, and creative and a far cry from the "underclass" humans who would have evolved into dim-witted, ugly, squat goblin-like creatures.

But in the nearer future, humans will evolve in 1,000 years into giants between 6ft and 7ft tall, he predicts, while life-spans will have extended to 120 years, Dr Curry claims. Physical appearance, driven by indicators of health, youth and fertility, will improve, he says, while men will exhibit symmetrical facial features, look athletic, and have squarer jaws, deeper voices and bigger penises.

Clearly Dr Curry has an acute case of Capgras-by-proxy. The onward-and-upward progress ideal upon which he mounts his projection bears only tangential resemblance to the future that is already squatting on our present. Decades before the worst-case scenarios it appears we've already entered a greenhouse gas feedback loop, while according to a study released this week by the Energy Watch Group world oil production peaked in 2006, and extreme near-term shortages can be expected to herald war and social breakdown.

Like Curry, HG Wells had it backwards, too. In our world, for whatever foreseeable future remains of it, it's the Molocks with their appetites and devil machines who are equipped to thrive. The ruling class won't be living a soft and pasty fantasy life for 100,000 years. They'll show, unambiguously, their goblin face.

Yet it's hard to argue with Curry's expectation of a "dim-witted underclass." Since there is a correlation between higher education and liberal and progressive values, a "dimming-down" has been long in the works by those who hold neither, but hold much else.

Mark Morford writes today of the horror in the heart of an Oakland high school teacher nearing retirement, who "says he is very seriously considering moving out of the country so as to escape what he sees will be the surefire collapse of functioning American society in the next handful of years due to the absolutely irrefutable destruction, the shocking — and nearly hopeless — dumb-ification of the American brain":

[He] simply observes his students, year to year, noting all the obvious evidence of teens' decreasing abilities when confronted with even the most basic intellectual tasks, from understanding simple history to working through moderately complex ideas to even (in a couple recent examples that particularly distressed him) being able to define the words "agriculture," or even "democracy." Not a single student could do it.

It gets worse. My friend cites the fact that, of the 6,000 high school students he estimates he's taught over the span of his career, only a small fraction now make it to his grade with a functioning understanding of written English. They do not know how to form a sentence. They cannot write an intelligible paragraph. Recently, after giving an assignment that required drawing lines, he realized that not a single student actually knew how to use a ruler.

Morford adds that their discussion then turns to "the bigger picture, the ugly and unavoidable truism about the lack of need among the government and the power elite in this nation to create a truly effective educational system, one that actually generates intelligent, thoughtful, articulate citizens." Perhaps the lack of need is, from the perspective of Morlocks, a need for lack among its overstocked herd of the tazed and confused.

In Nightside of Eden Kenneth Grant, Outer Head of the Typhonian OTO and founder of the Cult of Lam, writes that "the Mysteries, the true Gnosis, are of a predominantly psycho-sexual nature." If so, and if this is a time of mystery and revelation, perhaps we should expect more manifestations of psycho-sexual disturbance, both by way of illness and metaphor. And perhaps that's what we're seeing sometimes, when we can bear to look.


Blogger kelley b. said...

Consider, a third divergence of the gene pool.

There is that which is selected against, knowledge for its own sake, tossed as weed from the field by the Morelock and abandoned by the indolence of the Eloi, to grow and seek the Sun in the wasteland.

10/24/2007 05:59:00 PM  
Blogger Sounder said...

Once again Jeff, you give it your all, thanks.

The CTB get more contracts signed from conflict whether it’s within society or between nations. When a system is inefficient, more effort is spent to ‘achieve’ a stated goal. Truth has a hard time surviving in this kind of environment.

I have long thought that ‘learning’ is boring, for most, because current intellectual structures do not provide for a dynamic relationship between the individual and society, (or between categories and reality). Intellect comes to be measured by how well one can parrot back consensual category treatments of the dominant worldview.

Little of the sub-conscious recognition’s are drawn into current conscious models; so there is little internal motivation to learn, (as the sub-conscious element feels insulted). External motivations then take over, corrupting ones felt experience. The result then is the sublimation of sub-conscious elements into un-consciousness, to surface later as shadow expressions.

10/24/2007 08:16:00 PM  
Blogger et in Arcadia ego Eve said...

by the power of Jesus and the forces of Mary - my twin power calculator is so scary!

Hey Jeff - how ya doin. Couldn't help myself, you invoked the name my garden. It triggered my Catholic superhero in alter.

10/24/2007 08:43:00 PM  
Blogger ericswan said...

Jeff..There really is a selection process going on but the results have nothing to do with the process. Automobiles kill alot of people every year but apparently, it's not necessarily the dumb people that can't drive. I would go so far as to say it's the untamed humans that don't hold for seatbelt laws or drinking and driving, that are being taken out. Those of us who are susceptible to listening to the advice of their doctor are the next category that is cut down. And finally, it's the TV crowd that can't separate real from fiction that get the axe.

So where does that leave us? The "devil may care" types are out. The "trust your peers" cut down hard and the highly imaginative youth and adult, swept into fantasies like war is fun or crime does pay. All gone.

All I'm saying is that the selection process of who lives and who dies is based on "real" criteria, just not the ones you think.

10/24/2007 08:53:00 PM  
Blogger American Dream said...

Can there be overlap between being "crazy" and being"mind-controlled"?

I would submit that there can be, and indeed there usually is. After all the unfortunately named "mind control" abides in some sort of grey zone between total freedom and total control by another.

"Influenced" might be a better word than mind-controlled. But if someone is indeed so affected, there perceptions would be neither wholly trustworthy nor wholly not.

A fundamental question therefore concerns how we can discriminate between "delusion" and "mind control".

The trickiest area of all is where the two overlap...

10/24/2007 09:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Gregory Bateson, father of Social Systems Theory, and recipient of CIA mind research funds, coined the term: "syllogism of metaphor" to describe the true logic of the brain. And yes schizophrenia is a social disease... well that's what he argued but then his research was assimilated into the Matrix Plan.

Today's read is J.Z. Young's amazing Gifford Lecture Series: the book "Programs of the Brain, 1975-8" (Oxford U Press) that was highly praised by panpsychic holographic neuropsychologist Sir. John Eccles.

A protege of Eccles is Dr. Daniel Levitin, author of the new book "This is your brain on music," arguing something along the lines of Bateson that music is the key to unlocking the "syllogism of metaphor." Levitin and I corresponded a bit.

I was banned from the Seed Magazine Science Blogs by their top blogger, another Minnesotan, biology professor PZ Myers (who just was sued for libel on his blog). Anyway I kept posting on the paranormal effects of nonwestern music due to quantum biology. Now Seed blog editor Jonah Lehrer in his new book "Why Proust was a Neuroscientist" states:

“hair cells are sensitive to sounds of atomic dimensions. We can literally hear Brownian motion, the random jostle of atoms.”

Ah -- sound is only random if you ignore nonwestern harmonics! haha.

Bateson knew that the answer to the unity of Mind and Nature was to be found in Pythagoras, but all these mad scientists did not give enough emphasis to music on its own terms -- specifically the asymmetric natural overtone series.

As Kurt Godel stated: That's the power of logic.

10/24/2007 09:51:00 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

Love the blog in general but I had to squawk about a couple things here --

-- Hyatt is one creepy dude. Ever read this stuff?

-- Every teacher in the history of the world has thought that his students have been getting dumber and dumber by the year. I suspect that what is really happening is that the teacher is gradually losing the ability to speak to and hear students whose assumptions grow more and more different from his with time... And the teacher interprets that increasing gulf in communication as degeneration on the student's parts.

10/24/2007 10:01:00 PM  
Blogger susan said...

Jeff, I've been a fan of your blog for years and I have to hope that in the long run you've gained friends because you certainly influence many who never comment - like me before now.

I've known for years that a well-educated populace is no friend to the overlords whether corporate or political. Your friend the teacher is correct.. more's the pity. It was very depressing to see adult co-workers struggling to read a Harry Potter novel and being pleased with themselves for reading at all while still keeping up with American Idol.

10/24/2007 10:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes the Phantom Limb "illusion" is featured in a recent issue of the New Scientist -- based on the "inner ear" or proprioreception "sixth sense" of the brain. Basically if you take a vibrator and stimulate your arm tendon while reaching towards your nose the brain thinks that your hand extends PAST the nose -- or something like that.

Anyway the whole concept of resonance transduction is lost...just as is the case with Michael Corballis (someone I emailed but received no response from). He states in the Sept. 2007 issue of New Scientist that


is the defining trait of the human mind but then makes a logical error:

"Birdsong, for instance, is often relentlessly repetitive. But there is no evidence that non-human species can use recursion to flexibly and progressively qualify and add meaning, in the way that we humans can."

Sorry -- but again he's assuming birds use Western harmonics which they don't. Not only does birdsong TRANSDUCE into ultrasound but it goes through the whole energy spectrum and resonates plant stomata -- with who knows what else complicated effects.

10/24/2007 11:55:00 PM  
Blogger jay said...

Excellent post. Reminded me of a recent analysis of Nietzsche's class racism fantasies at Institute for Conjunctural Research:

‘The constant element in the Nietzsche’s complex evolution is the tendency to racialise subaltern classes’, which are treated alternatively as a barbarian caste of slaves, a fanatical rabble, a collection of instruments of labour for the dominant classes, a crowd of ‘semi-bestial’ beings, or a motley crew of failures and biological rejects. Nietzsche thus partakes of the tendency within Western liberal and anti-revolutionary thought which treats workers as speaking tools (instrumentum vocale, as in the works of Edmund Burke) or ‘biped tools’ (Sieyès). It is for this reason that a crossbreeding of ‘higher men’, of elites derived from the most varied ‘nations’ is perfectly compatible in Nietzsche with, as Losurdo puts it, ‘an international civil war, which transcends state borders, and witnesses “civil” European elites jointly battling the threat posed by “barbarians”, whether internal or external to the West’. We can thus see why Christianity and socialism represent for Nietzsche a conjoined nemesis, especially inasmuch as Christianity crystallises ‘the collective rebellion of everything downtrodden, wretched, ill-constituted, under-privileged against the “race”.’ (Twilight of the Idols, ‘The Improvers of Mankind’, p. 69)

10/25/2007 12:01:00 AM  
Blogger just_another_dick said...

"My friend cites the fact that, of the 6,000 high school students he estimates he's taught over the span of his career, only a small fraction now make it to his grade with a functioning understanding of written English. They do not know how to form a sentence. They cannot write an intelligible paragraph."

It's all a matter of perspective Mr. Wells.
Where an Oakland high school teacher sees horror, 59 million Americans see a fertile breeding ground for a future president.

As for Mr. Rosato, he would have been better served by a good ufo abduction. At least they come with walking, talking, "slightly odd" warning labels, commonly known as MIB. These warning labels explain what will happen when one's mouth tends to spout things no one really wants to hear.

"It is best to leave well alone. You are not supposed to let any of this out to anybody but if you do then you will be branded as a lunatic. These things just happen. There is no control over them. Sometimes they go beyond a certain point and this happens. Please leave well alone."

For some reason, your juxtaposition of mind-fuck ephemera has made me think of my favorite ufo sighting:

"One August morning in 1977, Tom Dawson's neighbor answered his door to find Dawson standing on the step hyperventilating and repeatedly gasping "Spaceship! Spaceship!" It was only after the 63-yr-old had been taken to hospital and given medication to calm him down that he was able to explain just what had happened to him.

At 10:30 am that morning, Dawson - a retired car salesman who lived in a trailer park in Pelham, Georgia - set out with his dogs to walk to a nearby fishing spot. While he was crossing a field, a "circular-shaped space ship" silently landed in front of him.

The craft was 50 feet in diameter with a large transparent dome on top. It was ringed by small portholes and kept changing colour.

Both Dawson and his dogs found themselves unable to move. The cows in the field also seemed paralysed. The saucer extended a ramp, and seven albino humanoids walked down it. They were 5 feet tall and had pointed ears and noses. Dawson described their skin as being "as white as a flour sack". They wore tight jumpsuits and pointed silken shoes - apart from two (one male and one female) who were completely nude.

The entities approached Dawson and placed a skullcap over his head. The skullcap was attached by cords to a hoop-shaped device covered in dials. Conversing in a high pitched gibberish, the albinos lifted Dawson's shirt and passed the hoop over his body. While they were doing so, a loud voice bellowed from the saucer, "I am Jimmy Hoffa!" The voice repeated the claim three times, but was abruptly cut off during a fourth repetition.

After completing their examination of Dawson and collecting "some leaves and stuff," five of the humanoids boarded the saucer. Two remained outside, and appeared to be debating whether they should bring Dawson along with them. Although he could not understand their language, he thought he heard them say the word 'Jupiter'. Finally, they too went back inside the craft. The saucer rose slowly to a height of 75 feet, then sped out of sight in an instant.

Once the beings had left, Dawson was able to move again. He later told investigators that he believed he would have been abducted had he been younger and fitter."

"If there is a Universal Mind, must it be sane?"
Charles Fort

10/25/2007 01:35:00 AM  
Blogger Mark said...


Jeff (well) said:

"The canyon that's being carved in the West between underclass and overclass, and into which the middle class is being made to tumble, reifies the syndrome of the unrecognizable familiar. We have rulers who look like us, and appear to talk to us about what we're told are our concerns and values, yet whose experience and environment and whose own values are so alien to our own that they may as well be aliens themselves. In turn neither do they recognize themselves in us, and only grudgingly and for their own ends use the power of state with egalitarian beneficence. You could call them reptiles, but just as truthfully you can call them Morlocks. And if you do then you must know what they eat."

Grusome though direct. Anyone yet to read this would 'enjoy' (if that's the word) Kangas's "The Origins of the Overclass"--that has a lot to do with 'the political economy of the CIA'. It's not on the level of bio-reified genetics, it's on the level of political institutional (and nutritional) design of future generations, in this and previous generaitons by the elite.

It seems very similar to the the operative use of 'Gladio' in Europe--cooridnated by U.S. military of course.

quoting the start:

"The Origins of the Overclass

By Steve Kangas [the suspiciously dead author is surprisingly without a Wiki-entry. His story hits close to this network actually and the Scaife family in particular]

The wealthy have always used many methods to accumulate wealth, but it was not until the mid-1970s that these methods coalesced into a superbly organized, cohesive and efficient machine. After 1975, it became greater than the sum of its parts, a smooth flowing organization of advocacy groups, lobbyists, think tanks, conservative foundations, and PR firms that hurtled the richest 1 percent into the stratosphere.

The origins of this machine, interestingly enough, can be traced back to the CIA. This is not to say the machine is a formal CIA operation, complete with code name and signed documents. (Although such evidence may yet surface — and previously unthinkable domestic operations such as MK-ULTRA, CHAOS and MOCKINGBIRD show this to be a distinct possibility.) But what we do know already indicts the CIA strongly enough. Its principle creators were Irving Kristol, Paul Weyrich, William Simon, Richard Mellon Scaife, Frank Shakespeare, William F. Buckley, Jr., the Rockefeller family, and more. Almost all the machine's creators had CIA backgrounds.

During the 1970s, these men would take the propaganda and operational techniques they had learned in the Cold War and apply them to the Class War. Therefore it is no surprise that the American version of the machine bears an uncanny resemblance to the foreign versions designed to fight communism. The CIA's expert and comprehensive organization of the business class would succeed beyond their wildest dreams. In 1975, the richest 1 percent owned 22 percent of America's wealth. By 1992, they would nearly double that, to 42 percent — the highest level of inequality in the 20th century. [Currently, top 1% in the USA OWNS MORE THAN bottom 90%.]

How did this alliance start? The CIA has always recruited the nation's elite: millionaire businessmen, Wall Street brokers, members of the national news media, and Ivy League scholars. During World War II, General "Wild Bill" Donovan became chief of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the forerunner of the CIA. Donovan recruited so exclusively from the nation's rich and powerful that members eventually came to joke that "OSS" stood for "Oh, so social!"

Another early elite was Allen Dulles, who served as Director of the CIA from 1953 to 1961. Dulles was a senior partner at the Wall Street firm of Sullivan and Cromwell, which represented the Rockefeller empire and other mammoth trusts, corporations and cartels. He was also a board member of the J. Henry Schroeder Bank, with offices in Wall Street, London, Zurich and Hamburg. His financial interests across the world would become a conflict of interest when he became head of the CIA. Like Donavan, he would recruit exclusively from society's elite.

By the 1950s, the CIA had riddled the nation's businesses, media and universities with tens of thousands of part-time, on-call operatives. Their employment with the agency took a variety of forms, which included..."


"take the propaganda and operational techniques they had learned in the Cold War and apply them to the Class War..."

This little phrase reminded me of the NATO stay-behinds in Europe and their politics as pro-Nazi class warriors against the left--and conducting state terrorism to pin the terrorism on the left. This is very close to the operational ideology of the rogue aspects of the CIA operating (illegally, domestically as "stay behinds") in the USA. Why is that? Because Gladio in Europe was coordinated by the CIA/Pentagon.

It reminded me of Jeff's example from 1963 that could have (and likely did) come out of that state terrorism "strategy of tension" document itself from Europe transposed into the USA:

"In October, 1963, a US Army private first class named Eugene Dinkin, working in Metz, France as a crypto operator with top secret clearance, picked up indications that "a conspiracy was in the making by the 'military' of the United States, perhaps combined with an 'ultra-right economic group." (The quote is from a declassified FBI report of April 3, 1964.) One of his duties as a code breaker was to decipher traffic that originated with the OAS, though he contended he first became alerted to a conspiracy by a study of subliminal "psychological sets" in Stars and Stripes and certain Hearst papers which, writes Lisa Pease, he believed "were deliberately maneuvered to set up a subconscious belief on the part of one reading these papers to the effect that President John F. Kennedy was 'soft on communism.'" He became convinced an attempt would be made on the president's life in Texas in late November, and that it would be pinned on the Left."

NATO's secret armies, USA version.

"Book Description

The CIA and the British secret service MI6, in collaboration with the military alliance NATO and European military secret services set up a network of clandestine anticommunist armies in Western Europe after World War II. The secret soldiers were trained on remote islands in the Mediterranean and in unorthodox warfare centers in England and in the United States by the Green Berets and SAS Special Forces. The network was armed with explosives, machine guns and high-tech communication equipment hidden in underground bunkers and secret arms caches in forests and mountain meadows.

In some countries, the secret army linked up with right-wing terrorists who in a secret war engaged in political manipulation, harassment of left wing parties, massacres, coup d'etats and torture.

Codenamed "Gladio" ('the sword'), the Italian secret army was exposed in 1990 by Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti to the Italian Senate, whereupon the press spoke of the "the best kept, and most damaging, political-military secret since World War II" (Observer, 18. November 1990) and observed that "The story seems straight from the pages of a political thriller." (The Times, November 19, 1990).

Ever since, so-called 'stay-behind' armies of NATO have also been discovered in France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Austria, Greece and Turkey.

They were internationally coordinated by the Pentagon and NATO and had their last known meeting in the NATO-linked Allied Clandestine Committee (ACC) in Brussels in October 1990."

Applying counterintelligence to the class war--domestically--Gladio and the portion of the CIA that dislikes democracy started to destroy their own democracies once they became "too repreresentative" of what the people wanted.

On that clique, remember that this is a neocon clique that doesn't have ANY LOYALTIES TO representative democracy.

On Strauss:

Leo Strauss' Philosophy of Deception

"What would you do if you wanted to topple Saddam Hussein, but your intelligence agencies couldn't find the evidence to justify a war?

A follower of Leo Strauss may just hire the "right" kind of men to get the job done - people with the intellect, acuity, and, if necessary, the political commitment, polemical skills, and, above all, the imagination to find the evidence that career intelligence officers could not detect.

The "right" man for Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, suggests Seymour Hersh in his recent New Yorker article entitled 'Selective Intelligence,' was Abram Shulsky, director of the Office of Special Plans (OSP) - an agency created specifically to find the evidence of WMDs and/or links with Al Qaeda, piece it together, and clinch the case for the invasion of Iraq.

Like Wolfowitz, Shulsky is a student of an obscure German Jewish political philosopher named Leo Strauss who arrived in the United States in 1938. Strauss taught at several major universities, including Wolfowitz and Shulsky's alma mater, the University of Chicago, before his death in 1973.

Strauss is a popular figure among the neoconservatives. Adherents of his ideas include prominent figures both within and outside the administration. They include 'Weekly Standard' editor William Kristol; his father and indeed the godfather of the neoconservative movement, Irving Kristol; the new Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, Stephen Cambone, a number of senior fellows at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) (home to former Defense Policy Board chairman Richard Perle and Lynne Cheney), and Gary Schmitt, the director of the influential Project for the New American Century (PNAC), which is chaired by Kristol the Younger.

Strauss' philosophy is hardly incidental to the strategy and mindset adopted by these men - as is obvious in Shulsky's 1999 essay titled "Leo Strauss and the World of Intelligence (By Which We Do Not Mean Nous)" (in Greek philosophy the term nous denotes the highest form of rationality). As Hersh notes in his article, Shulsky and his co-author Schmitt "criticize America's intelligence community for its failure to appreciate the duplicitous nature of the regimes it deals with, its susceptibility to social-science notions of proof, and its inability to cope with deliberate concealment." They argued that Strauss's idea of hidden meaning, "alerts one to the possibility that political life may be closely linked to deception. Indeed, it suggests that deception is the norm in political life, and the hope, to say nothing of the expectation, of establishing a politics that can dispense with it is the exception."

Rule One: Deception

It's hardly surprising then why Strauss is so popular in an administration obsessed with secrecy, especially when it comes to matters of foreign policy. Not only did Strauss have few qualms about using deception in politics, he saw it as a necessity. While professing deep respect for American democracy, Strauss believed that societies should be hierarchical - divided between an elite who should lead, and the masses who should follow. But unlike fellow elitists like Plato, he was less concerned with the moral character of these leaders. According to Shadia Drury, who teaches politics at the University of Calgary, Strauss believed that "those who are fit to rule are those who realize there is no morality and that there is only one natural right - the right of the superior to rule over the inferior."

This dichotomy requires "perpetual deception" between the rulers and the ruled, according to Drury. Robert Locke, another Strauss analyst says,"The people are told what they need to know and no more." While the elite few are capable of absorbing the absence of any moral truth, Strauss thought, the masses could not cope. If exposed to the absence of absolute truth, they would quickly fall into nihilism or anarchy, according to Drury, author of 'Leo Strauss and the American Right' (St. Martin's 1999).

Second Principle: Power of Religion

According to Drury, Strauss had a "huge contempt" for secular democracy. Nazism, he believed, was a nihilistic reaction to the irreligious and liberal nature of the Weimar Republic. Among other neoconservatives, Irving Kristol has long argued for a much greater role for religion in the public sphere, even suggesting that the Founding Fathers of the American Republic made a major mistake by insisting on the separation of church and state. And why? Because Strauss viewed religion as absolutely essential in order to impose moral law on the masses who otherwise would be out of control.

At the same time, he stressed that religion was for the masses alone; the rulers need not be bound by it. Indeed, it would be absurd if they were, since the truths proclaimed by religion were "a pious fraud." As Ronald Bailey, science correspondent for Reason magazine points out, "Neoconservatives are pro-religion even though they themselves may not be believers."

"Secular society in their view is the worst possible thing,'' Drury says, because it leads to individualism, liberalism, and relativism, precisely those traits that may promote dissent that in turn could dangerously weaken society's ability to cope with external threats. Bailey argues that it is this firm belief in the political utility of religion as an "opiate of the masses" that helps explain why secular Jews like Kristol in 'Commentary' magazine and other neoconservative journals have allied themselves with the Christian Right and even taken on Darwin's theory of evolution.

Third Principle: Aggressive Nationalism

Like Thomas Hobbes, Strauss believed that the inherently aggressive nature of human beings could only be restrained by a powerful nationalistic state. "Because mankind is intrinsically wicked, he has to be governed," he once wrote. "Such governance can only be established, however, when men are united - and they can only be united against other people."

Not surprisingly, Strauss' attitude toward foreign policy was distinctly Machiavellian. "Strauss thinks that a political order can be stable only if it is united by an external threat," Drury wrote in her book. "Following Machiavelli, he maintained that if no external threat exists then one has to be manufactured (emphases added)."

"Perpetual war, not perpetual peace, is what Straussians believe in," says Drury. The idea easily translates into, in her words, an "aggressive, belligerent foreign policy," of the kind that has been advocated by neocon groups like PNAC and AEI scholars - not to mention Wolfowitz and other administration hawks who have called for a world order dominated by U.S. military power. Strauss' neoconservative students see foreign policy as a means to fulfill a "national destiny" - as Irving Kristol defined it already in 1983 - that goes far beyond the narrow confines of a " myopic national security."

As to what a Straussian world order might look like, the analogy was best captured by the philosopher himself in one of his - and student Allen Bloom's - many allusions to Gulliver's Travels. In Drury's words, "When Lilliput was on fire, Gulliver urinated over the city, including the palace. In so doing, he saved all of Lilliput from catastrophe, but the Lilliputians were outraged and appalled by such a show of disrespect."

The image encapsulates the neoconservative vision of the United States' relationship with the rest of the world - as well as the relationship between their relationship as a ruling elite with the masses. "They really have no use for liberalism and democracy, but they're conquering the world in the name of liberalism and democracy," Drury says.


Jeff said:

"Evolutionary theorist Oliver Curry says that "humanity may split into two sub-species in 100,000 years' time as predicted by HG Wells." He expects the emergence of "a genetic upper class and a dim-witted underclass"...

Americans may be shrinking, though it's not a 'natural evolution'--it's an intentional political creation of a nutritional underclass.


Americans shrinking as junk food takes its toll

Poverty and poor diet mean the average US man is getting smaller, while Europeans keep growing taller,12271,1185457,00.html

"Researchers have made a startling discovery: Americans are shrinking. A nation once famed for its strapping, well-nourished youth is gradually diminishing in physical stature."

Of course, it's only Americans as the rest of the world continues to
grow & grow.


As early as the 1920s and 1930s, damage to the soil was noticed, and its effects on vitamin content in the food was noticed.

From Ausubel's book Seeds of Change:

During the period of the 1920s and 1920s, several U.S. scientists noted that food quality, along with animal and human health, declined when the synthetic NPK trinity of nitrogen/phosphorus/potassium was substituted for organic manures and compost. So striking were these findings that the scientists and over four hundred medical doctors in England published a statement by the esteemed British medical journal The Lancet
calling for a revolution within medicine. They argued for a greater emphasis on preventive medicine with a balanced fertile soil as the foundation of a healthy diet.

It was further noted that organic seeds actually did much better than chemically treated seeds, despite the propaganda otherwise:

"In the 1920s, the nutritionist Sir Robert McCarrison experimented with cultivating seeds organically and chemically [for a comparison of outcome effects on each]. His tests showed that the seed from a manure-grown crop was superior in its germination rate to other seeds [chemically grown]. The longer the manure had been composted, the more impressive was this biological effect....This experiment is one of the
only ones ever conducted on organic seeds.

This oversight is more
surprising considering the primary importance of the superiority of
organically grown foods...[p. 130-1] "

And there were even Congressional testimonies given. The below is a
verbatim unabridged extract from the 74th Congress 2nd Session: Senate Document 264, in 1936, showing they were aware that "modern" agricultural positional choices of herbicides/pesticides are really
regressive politically since it is increasingly destroying the consumer instead of serving them.

Minerals were being leached out of the food.

However, still nothing is being done, belying that suppliers are really looking out for us all--including themselves:

"Our physical well-being is more directly dependent upon minerals we take into our systems than upon calories or vitamins, or upon precise proportions of starch, protein or carbohydrates we consume."

"Do you know that most of us today are suffering from certain dangerous diet deficiencies which cannot be remedied until depleted soils from which our food comes are brought into proper mineral balance?"

"The alarming fact is that foods (fruits, vegetables and grains) now being raised on millions of acres of land that no longer contain enough of certain minerals are starving us - no matter how much of them we eat. No man of today can eat enough fruits and vegetables to supply his
system with the minerals he requires for perfect health because his stomach isn't big enough to hold them."

"The truth is that our foods vary enormously in value, and some of them aren't worth eating as food...Our physical well-being is more directly dependent upon the minerals we take into our systems than upon calories or vitamins or upon the precise proportions of starch, protein or carbohydrates we consume."

"This talk about minerals is novel and quite startling. In fact, a
realization of the importance of minerals in food is so new that the text books on nutritional dietetics contain very little about it.

Nevertheless, it is something that concerns all of us, and the further we delve into it the more startling it becomes."

"You'd think, wouldn't you, that a carrot is a carrot - that one is
about as good as another as far as nourishment is concerned? But it
isn't; one carrot may look and taste like another and yet be lacking in the particular mineral element which our system requires and which carrots are supposed to contain."

"Laboratory test prove that the fruits, the vegetables, the grains, the eggs, and even the milk and the meats of today are not what they were a few generations ago (which doubtless explains why our forefathers
thrived on a selection of foods that would starve us!)"

"No man today can eat enough fruits and vegetables to supply his stomach with the mineral salts he requires for perfect health, because his stomach isn't big enough to hold them! And we are turning into big stomachs."

"No longer does a balanced and fully nourishing diet consist merely of so many calories or certain vitamins or fixed proportion of starches,
proteins and carbohydrates. We know that our diets must contain in
addition something like a score of minerals salts."

"It is bad news to learn from our leading authorities that 99% of the American people are deficient in these minerals, and that a marked deficiency in any one of the more important minerals actually results in disease. Any upset of the balance, any considerable lack or one or
another element, however microscopic the body requirement may be, and we sicken, suffer, shorten our lives."

"We know that vitamins are complex chemical substances which are
indispensable to nutrition, and that each of them is of importance for normal function of some special structure in the body. Disorder and disease result from any vitamin deficiency. It is not commonly realized, however, that vitamins control the body's appropriation of minerals, and
in the absence of minerals they have no function to perform. Lacking vitamins, the system can make some use of minerals, but lacking minerals, vitamins are useless."

"Certainly our physical well-being is more directly dependent upon the
minerals we take into our systems than upon calories of vitamins or upon the precise proportions of starch, protein of carbohydrates we consume."

"This discovery is one of the latest and most important contributions of science to the problem of human health."

[Some kind of present-day alarmism, eh? No this was written:
Senate Document No. 264, in 1936. [[]]


And the medical lobby wants to seriously demote vitamins because it interferes with their profit margins--supposedly by 2009 the Codex Alimentarius (a U.N./WTO amalgam) will attempt to outlaw certain vitamin supplements. It's already recently implemented in Europe as of two years

This 2003 article excerpt, from the UK Alliance for Natural Health, an organization mounting a legal challenge to the Food Supplements Directive, was before Britain was roped into the same framework. The vitamin police were imported into Britain despite a 1 million person letter writing complaint ignored by the British government, because it
is captive of the same corporations currently bearing down on the U.S.,
Canada, Mexico--and the entire Western Hemisphere now through the
expanded reach of the WTO (through the use of the U.N.'s) Codex that
makes the EU frameworks internationalized by 2009:

"ON 3rd JULY 2003, the European Food Supplements Directive was passed into English Law, which will, over the next few years, effectively ban around 5000 discrete products currently legal to sell in health food
shops and pharmacies. This Directive has been devised and pushed forward by the unelected EU bureaucrats in order to "harmonize" the selling of
health supplements throughout the EU, and was railroaded through the
British Parliament by the Blair Government despite being rejected by the House of Lords. The way that the Government passed it was outrageous: just before the vote by the Standing Committee in the House of Commons, five Labour MPs who were going to vote against it were replaced by more obedient MPs. Even then, this directive was only passed by 8 votes to 6!

"So it seems that the European Parliament and the present UK Government are determined to pass the Food Supplements Directive despite the will of the people and even of MPs themselves. Why? Because it is the will of
the EU Parliament which is very strongly influenced by the massive
pharmaceutical companies in Europe. They are the only ones that will financially gain from the destruction of the health supplement industry.
After all, people who take responsibility for their own health by taking supplements need less drugs because they are healthier.

"It is ironic that the Malnutrition Advisory Group has recently released a report showing that about 2 million people in the UK(!), including 60% of hospital patients, are not getting adequate nutrition and they admit that this is severally affecting their health and ability to heal. Of
course, they don't mention supplements because they are still under the false and dangerous impression that this fictitious thing called a "well-balanced diet" exists that can adequately supply all the nutrients
that the body needs. Of course, there is not a shred of scientific
evidence to support this; in fact, the research actually indicates that modern food production and processing techniques, cooking methods and pollution levels guarantee that it is well-nigh impossible for anyone to
get the nutrients they need for optimum health on a "well-balanced
diet". (And if you can't get optimum nutrition using ingredients from the supermarket, how on earth are you going to find it in a disgusting NHS hospital slop canteen!) Given this terrible state of modern nutrition, it is astonishing that our governments are trying to move legislation towards a vastly reduced availability of nutritional
supplements. What is going on?

"Many of us have been protesting about these proposals for the past five years, writing letters to our MPs and MEPs, signing million signature petitions and even marching on Parliament here in London. Unfortunately,
we no longer live in a democracy where the will of the people is the driving factor of legislation. The EU Parliament is not interested in personal freedom, or even personal health… only control and more control. And they have tried to justify this assault on our rights to take supplements on the grounds of our safety, even though health supplements have a safety record second to none — see LaLeva's Safety of Dietary Supplements and Comparative Safety Graph. And given their incredible safety, it is rather odd that the tabloid newspapers have been running sensational headlines over the past few years on the dangers of nutritional supplements. (I wonder who is behind those media

"Already, the supplement market in Germany and Norway are severely
controlled, and it is illegal, for example, to buy Vitamin C over 200mg in strength because it is considered by Brussels to be unnecessary, although of course, it is very necessary for the population to continue
to buy cigarettes and alcohol as they are very healthy for governments' bank accounts. I have just heard (10/3/04) from a very reliable source that a woman has been arrested in France for selling 500mg tablets of
Vitamin C because in that country doses of that strength are now
considered medicinal! (There is absolutely no safety issue with Vitamin C and you can freely buy 1000mg tablets here in the UK and US at the moment… I take 3 a day.) Soon, these sorts of controls will be pan-European, and you will only be able to buy from a small and bland list of ineffective, inorganic supplements and in doses that the EU diktat considers appropriate. Many innovative products and companies
will simply disappear, and it will become much harder for each of us to take responsibility for our health."

And so the WTO's Codex would 'harmonize' disharmoniously with current U.S., Canadian, and many other countries in the Western Hemisphere's more locally representative laws that benefit the consumer health freedom access to vitamins and minerals--forcing all countries internationally involved in the WTO to remove their pro-consumer and health freedom access legislation, like the EU.



We Become Silent - The Last Days Of Health Freedom
28 min 37 sec - Apr 6, 2006

International award-winning filmmaker Kevin P. Miller of Well TV announced the release of a new documentary about the threat to medical freedom of choice. 'We Become Silent: The Last Days of Health Freedom' details the ongoing attempts by multinational pharmaceutical interests
and giant food companies--in concert with the WTO, the WHO and
others--to limit the public’s access to herbs, vitamins and other therapies. 'We Become Silent’ is narrated by Dame Judi Dench, the noted UK actress who has won multiple Golden Globe awards, an Oscar, and a
Tony for her on-stage work, in addition to dozens of other honors
throughout her prestigious career.

*Nutricide - Criminalizing Natural Health, Vitamins, and Herbs*
Natural Solutions Foundation - 40 min - Sep 2, 2006 -

The Codex Alimentarius is a threat to the freedom of people to choose
natural healing and alternative medicine and nutrition. Ratified by the World Health Organization, and going into Law in the United States in 2009, the threat to health freedom has never been greater. This is the first part of a series of talks by Dr. Rima Laibow, MD, available on DVD from the Natural Solutions Foundation, an non-profit organization dedicated to educating people about how to stop Codex Alimentarius from taking away our right to freely choose nutritional health.

An updated news post about the points of upward bound limitations being spread via the European Union to demote health choice.

Mon 4 Jun 2007
Health food shops facing vitamin threat

MILLIONS of us buy vitamin tablets every week. But the number of shops from which we buy them is about to be dramatically reduced *as a consequence of new European laws.* ...



Jeff writes:

"Decades before the worst-case scenarios it appears we've already entered a greenhouse gas feedback loop, while according to a study released this week by the Energy Watch Group world oil production peaked in 2006, and extreme near-term shortages can be expected to herald war and social breakdown."

Peak oil is a figment of the corporate-public relations imagination--that has become the only version of Matrix-like reality for most through TV and very consolidated print media. I think Dave McGowans analysis is far more rigorous on 'peak oil' than Wells's analysis. Sorry, Jeff.

Its being politically shut off on a schedule FOR disruption, instead of occurring naturally because of it running out.

Second, there are many other forms of energy available.

Even the Pentagon said we could be off oil by 2020 if we really wanted to.


Jeff said:

Yet it's hard to argue with Curry's expectation of a "dim-witted underclass." Since there is a correlation between higher education and liberal and progressive values, a "dimming-down" has been long in the works.

Yes, John Taylor Gatto and all that.

John Taylor Gatto - State Controlled Consciousness [9 min, video]

John Taylor Gatto is an American retired school teacher of 29 years 8 months and author of several books on education. He is an activist critical of compulsory schooling...


Jeff writes:

"Mark Morford writes today of the horror in the heart of an Oakland high school teacher nearing retirement, who "says he is very seriously considering moving out of the country so as to escape what he sees will be the surefire collapse of functioning American society in the next handful of years due to the absolutely irrefutable destruction, the shocking — and nearly hopeless — dumb-ification of the American brain":

[He] simply observes his students, year to year, noting all the obvious evidence of teens' decreasing abilities when confronted with even the most basic intellectual tasks, from understanding simple history to working through moderately complex ideas to even (in a couple recent examples that particularly distressed him) being able to define the words "agriculture," or even "democracy." Not a single student could do it.

Skull and Bones network personnel has a lot to do with this form of educational pedagogy and its dim results (intentionally) in the U.S.A, by the way. Another story, another day.

"Morford adds that their discussion then turns to "the bigger picture, the ugly and unavoidable truism about the lack of need among the government and the power elite in this nation to create a truly effective educational system, one that actually generates intelligent, thoughtful, articulate citizens." Perhaps the lack of need is, from the perspective of Morlocks, a need for lack among its overstocked herd of the tazed and confused."

Do you want fries with that?

There's a great quote from Mr. Wilson several years before he was U.S. President, who publicly was saying in the 1910s "we want most Amerians to forego a liberal education, that type of education will only be for a small elite..."

President Wilson was one remove from getting his educational pedagogy from Bonesmen educated in Prussia.

Marc Peot April 18th, 2007 8:56 pm, said:

"What all this reminds me of is the fact that we are a classist society, despite the fact that it is an anethema to speak or write about it.

I would point everyone to the speech that Woodrow Wilson gave to The New York City High School Teachers Association, on January the 9th, 1909.

If you haven’t read it — you should.

And if you do not reference it frequently, well, I think you should do that, too.

Here is the pertinent passage, at it’s pithy, pernicious core:

“We want one class of persons to have a liberal education and we want another class of persons, a very much larger class of necessity, to forgo the privileges of a liberal education and fit themselves to perform specific difficult manual tasks.”

What he is talking about is the ability to think critically. Another point he made in this speech is that he wanted no one to mistake the fact that he spoke in coded language, normally. The above passage was in explanation of that fact. And our politicians and civic leaders have never really stopped, have they?

To quote George Orwell — “Ignorance is Strength”

Keep up the fight — Just don’t forget what is truly at the root of it.

from a comment at:

In other words, the public 'educatonal frameworks' in the USA should be shut down--because their purpose was never to educate. They were intended to neuter and tame childhood thought. In Gatto's magnus opus, he notes that even the U.S. Army intelligence tests show a massive decrease in US cognitive abilities with the introduction of this type of state 'schooling'.

Feasably, it would be possible to have a different pegagogy inserted into a state schooling. New Zealand's state schools want Montisorri teachers that are a world away from the social stratification and eugenic purposes in which the U.S. school system were structured by the 1910s.

However, without pegagogical change, the mass exodus from USA schools due to their abysmal educational outcomes is enough I guess.

Or just shut them down so people can learn once more about who and where they are instead of what some distant theorist wants them to believe.

10/25/2007 03:06:00 AM  
Blogger et in Arcadia ego Eve said...

Mark.....break that shit up! I just lapsed into a coma!

10/25/2007 03:24:00 AM  
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10/25/2007 04:27:00 AM  
Blogger fingerfood said...

Amy Goodman has Bell's Palsy. It causes the facial muscles on one side of the face to 'droop'.

It is not uncommon and usually heals, by itself, within a few weeks.

Amy mentioned it on air.

10/25/2007 09:44:00 AM  
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10/25/2007 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Jeff for your posts.
While attending UCSB in the early 90s I was witness to the “powers that be” doing all sorts of building construction. I was an art student, and many times in class we would have these quiet talks about what was happening on campus. Yes, the new buildings looked beautiful, but they were strategically designed and built to cut up all of the large spaces so as to limit large numbers of people from gathering together. If you don’t know, during the 60s the students burnt down the local Bank of America and dest protesting the war.

I find it interesting how all of us have become insolated and isolated, our power cut up from one another.

10/25/2007 01:13:00 PM  
Blogger just_another_dick said...

"I find it interesting how all of us have become insolated and isolated, our power cut up from one another."

"There was no escape unless you were a highly unusual person and you could see through the constraints on us...a lot of the...strings that hold us like puppets are really the inventions of our own mind.
I'm not saying there aren't armies and police, and various ways to punish deviants. But there isn't any way to punish a large number of deviants. There isn't any way to do that. It's too expensive to try to do that unless you can colonize the minds of children growing up so they become their own police. And they will report other children who are deviating."
John Taylor Gatto

10/25/2007 01:25:00 PM  
Blogger Ziggin' and a Zaggin' said...

Brainpanhandler said...
"God, can we please refrain in this thread from the petty bickering and one upsmanship? Please? I swear it reads like little more than really smart adolescents screaming, "no, me, me... look here, I know the truth"."

I guess Brainpanhandler hasn't visited the Rigorous Intuition Discussion Board lately. In terms of "bickering and one-upsmanship", the RI Blog and its comments pale in comparison.

10/25/2007 02:19:00 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

"And please, no one start ranting about how she gives short shrift to 9-11 conspiracists."

Amy Goodman is a left gatekeeper [here's a chart] who in crucially important things gives short shrift--like 9-11 events that have entirely altered the form of U.S. Government and world politics, while she is allowed to drone on about absolutely inconsequential lefty critique-talk to her (Ford Foundation funder's) artificial heart's content.


"[Editor's Note: To the casual listener, Amy Goodman sounds good on her program Democracy Now! which I hear locally on Pacifica radio out of Los Angeles. She comes across as someone who's anxious to expose all of the horrors of the Bush administration, especially when it comes to the invasion of Iraq and its aftermath. All well and good, but there are a number of stories that she doesn't cover and of greater importance, she seems to be carrying the party line on certain topics like 'Peak Oil' (she co-authored a book with her brother which supports the Michael Ruppert disinfo camp on Peak Oil (E.g., the world is rapidly run out of oil) and her unwillingness to face up to the undeniable physics of 9-11. You might be interested to know that her program, Democracy Now!, is funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. Coincidence? Another funding source to be converned about is The Ford Foundation, a cover operation for CIA sponsored projects-including disinformation.

Update: Sep 27, 2005: Since we're on the topic of left gatekeepers, you might want to read these exposes of Noam Chomsky as well..Ken]

So sings the Mockingbird, for 50 years running. It goes well with the rogue aspects of the CIA being used for the internal class war (Kangas's view) instead of international defense (see above quote/link). The Bush family fits right into that interpretation awfully well, 1980 onward....

(Sorry Eve it was so long. I did put some number breaks in it.)























So you think they will allow Democracy Now to be 'unfunded' or unconnected. Give us a break. There's no functioning left in the USA at all, or a left media, just a Democratic party that poses as one and token Trojan horses to find and identify any potential followers of Emmanuel Goldstein.

Such polls like this go a long way to show the huge gap or prove the lack of connection of that media world and the real world:

"there have been two previous posts on polls concerning the truly unsaid developing "green majority in ungreen states" in the U.S. and Britain. Despite the U.S. and Britain taking on a neocon varnish, with police state formal institutions, this is without and even in opposition to having a popular base for these policies (both on the right and left typically) since their domestic populations have "gone green."

(That's why you can't count the votes anymore in the virtual TV world of American 'totalitarian democracy' courtesy of RFID biowarfare plans from the PNAC'ers.)

Pay your respects to Steve Kangas, Alex Jones, Greg Palst, or Cindy Sheehan--not Amy Goodman's armchair infotainment of B-side stories.

Amy's sideshow antics in support of the Bush regime's worldview don't deserve praise only appalled comment.

When it comes to true integrity or true scruples, she ain't got it. Let's see her talk about 9-11 without making it a hit piece. Let's see her talk about the corporate positioning or the intentional closing of the most profitable refineries in California to raise the price (or stories like that that Palast has dealt with concerning the strange "scheduled maintence" stories of some of the Alaskan pipeline to raise the price at the proper moment. The U.S. mediaworld is the most controlled place on the planet. Where else can ex-KGB agents get a job in the USA's security appratus and not a peep is heard about the parallels of what the USA has become? A totalitarian consumer/communication panopticon.

Kangas and Palast and Alex Jones, yes. Amy Goodman, never ever ever.

10/25/2007 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK so the dude puts people on LSD and makes them watch the spinning lady -- the result: He proves that the brain is indeed a quantum consciousness system (contrary to consciousness being an effect of materialism).

The key point of this study is that "time" is an infinite potential whereas "frequency" is dependent on "complimentarity" -- the same asymmetric logic that I've been emphasizing.

Pretty cool stuff -- but of course no one can really understand this shit:

10/25/2007 03:21:00 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Tell me the moment Amy Goodman talks about the lie of American democracy under neocon/neodem electronic voting machines.


Will the election theft machine do it again in 08?
Sunday, 21 October 2007, 5:28 pm

Will the GOP election theft machine do it again in 2008?

by Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman

With record low approval ratings for the Bush/Cheney regime and the albatross of an unpopular war hanging from the GOP's neck, do you think that a Democratic presidential candidate will win the White House, get us out of Iraq, and end our long national nightmare?

Think again – the mighty election theft machine Karl Rove used to steal the US presidency in 2000 and 2004 may be under attack, but it is still in place for the upcoming 2008 election.

With his usual devious mastery, Rove has seized upon the national outrage sparked by his electoral larceny and used it as smokescreen while he makes the American electoral system even MORE unfair, and even EASIER to rig. Thus the administration has fired federal attorneys when they would not participate in a nationwide campaign to deny minorities and the poor their access to the polls. It has spent millions of taxpayer dollars to install electronic voting machines that can be "flipped" with a few keystrokes. And under the guise of "reforming" our busted electoral system, it is setting us up for another presidential theft in 2008.

Thus it should come as no surprise that our exclusive investigations into the firings of eight federal prosecutors who refused to execute Rove’s plans for massive disenfranchisement of Democratic voters reveal a pattern of illegalities and fraud aimed at reducing the number of minority, poor and young voters at the core of Democratic support. In the wake of major news breaks, two felony convictions have come from the rigging of the illegal Ohio 2004 vote count and recount that gave George W. Bush a second illegitimate term.

Stunning new admissions from county election boards that illegally destroyed voter records will almost certainly lead to new convictions.

And the multi-million-dollar electronic voting machine scam that made possible the biggest electoral frauds in US history is under massive new attack, with key states moving to scrap the machines altogether in a desperate attempt to restore American democracy – but with the job far from done.

Rove, Ney and the undead

Indeed, the Rovian theft engine is far from dead. The media groundwork has already been laid out for the Republicans to claim that hordes of illegal aliens have registered to vote. The Bush administration has been caught ordering public agencies – possibly in violation of the law – to cease registering voters.

In an April, 2006 speech to the Republican National Lawyers Association, Rove openly alluded to the strategy of demanding photo ID and purging voter roles of poor, minority voters just as had been done in 2000 and 2004. And, as always with Bush/Rove, there is much more beneath the surface.

All that has happened to challenge the GOP death grip on the American vote count has been reported in the pages of Hustler and on the internet at, bradblog and elsewhere, and is being seized upon by a national grassroots movement determined to restore American democracy next year.

Nowhere has that movement been more in evidence than with the high profile firestorm surrounding Bush administration Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ firing of eight federal prosecutors without legitimate cause.

Evidence continues to surface from throughout the United States about this blatant Bush abuse of executive power. But we have traced the roots of the firings to an obscure Congressional hearing held at the statehouse in Columbus, Ohio, on March 21, 2005, and to a shadowy GOP operative named Mark F. "Thor" Hearne.

The hearing was conducted by none other than former US Rep. Bob Ney (R-18th OH). The once-powerful Ohio Congressman (who is now behind bars) was the godfather of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), the national boondoggle that mandated electronic voting machines for the American electoral process.

[And Ney connects back into the whole money laundering trail back to Abramoff, Florida drugs, and cocaine snorting Mohammad Atta, and the Democratic and Rethuglican 'election' cycle drug trade funding patterns through Greenberg Traurig...]



THE GREENBERG TRAURIG law firm: bagmen for both the Democratic and Republican drug trade election funding cycle (you can read that much from Daniel Hopsicker's newswire.)? You decide. Read some Hopsicker and then come back.

Greenberg Traurig:

[1] represented President Bush in the Bush-Gore 2000 Florida election vote recount,
[2] personally represents Governor Jeb Bush,
[3] hired the son of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on election day 2000--after which Justice Scalia cast one of the deciding votes which placed Bush in the presidency about seven weeks later, and
[4] Miami-headquartered firm partially funded/sponsored delegation to Israel by House-Senate Armed Services Committee members and government contractors to witness and be briefed on interrogation resistance procedures and torture techniques....One of the lobbyists joining them to Israel included Jack London, CEO of CACI International Inc., American defense contractor firm implicated by U.S. Major General Taguba in torture of Iraqis at Abu Ghraib prison.
[5] have prominent administrative positions in Massachusetts 9/11 [bribery of surving family members] Fund also involving Bush family banking house Brown Brothers Harriman
[6] one appointed as General Counsel of the Department of the Navy and its Office of Naval Intelligence just 90 days before the attacks
[7] has a Bush '04 "pioneer" fundraiser & DC lobbyist [Abramoff]
[8] fined $77,000 in 1998 for soliciting illegal foreign political donation from German citizen Thomas Kramer
[9] FIRM PARTNER IS MARVIN ROSEN, the DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC) FINANCE CHAIRMAN who supervised activities of convicted fund-raiser and DNC vice-chairman of finance John Huang who had to return half of $3 million+ raised by him because of contributions from illegal foreign sources. [So the Abramoff scandal had a Democratic-side as well, linked through Greenberg Traurig.]
[10] firm works with 9-11 victims on planning out their U.S. gov't hushmail/bribery estates.
[11] Bush still owes Greenberg firm nearly one million dollars for work done by dozens of lawyers and paralegals--leaving some to question why a Republican candidate would hire a Democratic lawyer from a Democratic firm...

What kind of country had the same lawfirm doling out the financial accounting of both the Democratic and Republican parties?

It's the same country in which the main coordinator of the Clinton 1992 campaign and the Bush 1992 married after the campaign.

Ask not at whom the Chimp smirks. He smirks at thee.

10/25/2007 03:27:00 PM  
Blogger The blogger said...

Jim Garrison mentions the mysterious Eugene Dinkens in his now famous Playboy interview from the mid-60's.

10/25/2007 03:30:00 PM  
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10/25/2007 05:29:00 PM  
Blogger Rafting Bear said...

Some fifteen years ago, for a period of about five years, I was an experiencer of alien adbuction. During that time, along with the usual pokes and prods and warnings that Life As We Know It was about to come to an end (and I was chosen to help prevent humanity's extinction, naturally), I was taken, Flatland-style, into higher dimensions and shown things I could never have imagined on my own. Indeed, it's taken much of the past "quiet" ten years to even begin to find words and metaphors for what I learned.

In this intervening time, I've come to believe that the "aliens" were Zitchin's Nibiruans, more or less. But good guys or bad guys? That question has irked me all along, and still does. Was I being lied to, and if so, for whose good--mine or theirs?

Because the multidimensional truths (which involve death as illusion, reincarnation as more of the same illusion, life also as illusion) I experienced came as experiences I cannot refute them. (Besides, so far they test out.) But the things the aliens "said" (via imagery)...lies? Misleading truths? I have no way of knowing, unless in fact Life As We Know It does come to an end as my family and I run for a hovering spacecraft headed for Alpha Centauri.

Thing is, it really seems like an enormous overkill if the intention is merely to confuse me or humanity. And it hasn't stopped me from seeing through the Bush/Cheney/oil/class war charade, if that was the intention.

The more answers I learn, the more questions I have.

10/25/2007 05:52:00 PM  
Blogger ericswan said...

Mark.. I know this is going to fly like a lead balloon but your solution to the problems of nutrition don't even get half way to the truth.

This link is to the excerpts of a very small booklet that have been extracted to the internet.

Rafting Bear... What does this mean?

Because the multidimensional truths (which involve death as illusion, reincarnation as more of the same illusion, life also as illusion) I experienced came as experiences I cannot refute them.


10/25/2007 08:51:00 PM  
Blogger Loveandlight said...

It gets worse. My friend cites the fact that, of the 6,000 high school students he estimates he's taught over the span of his career, only a small fraction now make it to his grade with a functioning understanding of written English. They do not know how to form a sentence. They cannot write an intelligible paragraph. Recently, after giving an assignment that required drawing lines, he realized that not a single student actually knew how to use a ruler.

In other words, the whole country is turning into Minnesota. Wonderful. Just freakin' wonderful.

10/26/2007 02:19:00 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Actually, I like your link, Eric. A lot of heterodox Christian ideas are involved in much present-day high wierdness, and this particular one soon finds high finance and 9-11 networks. Shortly, I promise.

"Translated by Purcell Weaver and Edmond Szekely the following is considered by some to be a true account of Christ's original teaching. [though Essene documents don't mention that name, and use "Teacher of Righteousness..."] Based on texts from the Vatican library and the Royal Library of the Hapsburg's and dated to the first century AD, it contains many references to fasting, vegetarianism and angels; all of which were altered or entirely removed from Christian teaching after the first Council of Nicaea in 325 AD. Convened by the Emperor Constantine the Council effectively hammered out what was to become the Holy Roman Law scriptures. In the process a lot of Christianity's original spiritual essence was edited or removed entirely to serve the more earthly agendas of the emergent Holy Roman Empire. We leave you to decide...

I don't know why you said it would fly like a lead balloon, since I was not really offering a solution like you said. I was pointing out that people have known about denutrified anti-consumer foods from industrial agriculture for more than 70 years.

I think your link IS very interesting. It's because I would argue that you can view a lot of 'protest religiosity' (of which early Christianity was in the Roman Empire) as more than an ideological level or some type of 'opiate'. Many religious movements have been equally more material dietary/medical movements against current frameworks, jurisdictional autonomy movements against states, and even pro-ecology movements (either directly in their ideology, or indirectly by being against state extraction/taxation jurisdictions and their officers).

The Essenes (who supposed had the text you linked to) had quite a large amount of medical lore from surviving texts. Egyptian Therapeutae were another group, etc.

Jeff spoke about metaphor above. Talk about metaphor programming/healing! This was from your quote Eric. It's quite pretty--even funny:

"As thieves flee from a deserted house at the coming of the lord of the house, one by the door, one by the window, and the third by the roof, each where he is found, and whither he is able, even so shall flee from your bodies all devils of evil, all past sins, and all uncleannesses and diseases which defiled the temple of your bodies. When the Earthly Mother's angels enter into your bodies, in such wise that the lords of the temple repossess it again, then shall all evil smells depart in haste by your breath and by your skin, corrupt waters by your mouth and by your skin, by your hinder and your privy parts. And all these things you shall see with your eyes and smell with your nose and touch with your hands. And when all sins and uncleannesses are gone from your body, your blood shall become as pure as our Earthly Mother's blood and as the river's foam sporting in the sunlight. And your breath shall become as pure as the breath of odorous flowers; your flesh as pure as the flesh of fruits reddening upon the leaves of trees; the light of your eye as clear and bright as the brightness of the sun shining upon the blue sky. And now shall all the angels of the Earthly Mother serve you. And your breath, your blood, your flesh shall be one with the breath, the blood and the flesh of the Earthly Mother, that your spirit also may become one with the spirit of your Heavenly Father. For truly, no one can reach the Heavenly Father unless through the Earthly Mother. Even as no newborn babe can understand the teaching of his father till his mother has suckled him, bathed him, nursed him, put him to sleep and nurtured him."

Though let's face it. Antiquities fraud is a dime a dozen. And Szekely doesn't sound very much like a disinterested scholar, and more like a scholastic activist with a reformation in mind.

The supposed origin of this was that "in 1928...[Hungarian] Edmond Bordeaux Szekely first published his translation of The Essene Gospel of Peace, an ancient manuscript allegedly discovered in the Secret Archives of the Vatican and in old Slavonic in the Royal Library of the Habsburgs of which much was destroyed by a fire that destroyed the monastery that stood in its place. (now the property of the Austrian government)

(The Secret Gospel of Mark [that implies that Early Christianity was a mystery cult and even secret society] came from Morton Smith's proddings in an old desert monestery--became equally difficult to co-verifty soon after. I personally don't think Morton Smith made it up, though I've never heard of Szekely's document before. That doesn't mean anything though.)

The Hungarian scholar got so excited he married into the leadership of a vegetarian activist family, and he and his wife started a health foundation/religious 'early Christianity neo-Essenes' cult in Baja California:

Edmund Bordeaux Szekely (ca. 1900-1979) was a Hungarian scholar, philosopher and natural living experimenter.

1 Life
2 International Biogenic Society
2.1 Credo
2.2 Biogenic Living
3 Rancho la Puerta
4 Bibliography
5 References
6 External links

[edit] Life
Edmund's mother was French and Roman Catholic and his father was a Hungarian Unitarian.

Various biographies have said that Szekely earned his Ph.D. degree from the University of Paris or from the Pasteur Institute, as well as other degrees from Vienna and Leipzig Universities. [So what is right?] He also held professorships of Philosophy and Experimental Psychology at the Babeş-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca and was conversant with Sanskrit, Aramaic, Greek and Latin as well as several modern languages.

In 1923, while studying at the Vatican, Szekely translated several obscure Aramaic texts which, he claimed, proved that the Essenes (early [Jewish non-Gentile] Christians) were vegetarians, and that vegetarianism was prescribed by Jesus. [It's still debated what if any was the relation between Essenes and that nebulous 'historical Jesus'--becuase the Essenese only talk about what seems to be a title or position of leadership, the "Teacher of Righteousness" and do not mention names like that.] Szekely also translated portions of the Zend Avesta, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and documents from pre-Columbian Mexico.

In 1928 he and Nobel Prize-winning novelist Romain Rolland founded the International Biogenic Society (see below) to promote and expand on his research. Szekely travelled widely — Tahiti, Africa, the Carpathians, France, Eastern Europe — but settled down somewhat when in 1939 he married Brooklyn-born Deborah Shainman, whose mother was a past vice president of the New York Vegetarian Society. In 1940 the couple opened a camp in Baja California, which they named Rancho la Puerta (see below), where they could explore and test some of their ideas.

The couple had two children, Alex and Livia; meanwhile Edmund contined to lecture, travel, teach, conduct seminars in the United States and other countries, and write.

In the 1970s, Edmund and Deborah divorced and he retired from Rancho La Puerta.

Edmund married Norma Nilsson, a long-time assistant, and focused on his writing and teaching. He died in 1979.

Deborah continues to operate Rancho La Puerta today (2006).

From 1984 to 1990, she ran the Inter-American Foundation, which works with the poor in Latin America and the Caribbean, and she was Creative Director of Wyndham Hotels International.

Here comes some modern day 'high wierdness' with Wyndham Hotels International. It was bought up in 2005 by the same group that bought the soon demolished WTC7, the same group that owns Raytheon (maker of the Global Hawk), and the same group with Federal Reserve leadership connections. This group is called Blackstone:

"Wyndham Hotel Corporation was originally founded in Dallas, TX by Chris Mabey, a prominent national real estate investor in 1981. As the company grew, it eventually merged with a fast-growing hotel REIT called Patriot American Hospitality (PAH). Patriot American organized the combined company as a paired-share REIT, in which Patriot owned the real estate assets and leased the hotels to Wyndham to run.


In June, 2005, Wyndham International agreed to be acquired by affiliates of the Blackstone Group, for $3.24 Billion and be taken private.

In the subsequent months, two large portfolios of hotels were sold to Goldman Sachs Group [additionally with major 9-11 links and they own the U.S.'s "other 110 story building," the Chicago Sears Tower] and Columbia Sussex.

Blackstone rebranded most of the remaining assets to its new LXR Luxury Resorts brand and sold the Wyndham and Wyndham Garden Inn brands to Cendant.

Blackstone sold Summerfield Suites to Global Hyatt, which expects to rebrand it as Hyatt Summerfield Suites.

On August 1, 2006, all Cendant hotel brands became part of Chelsea England Worldwide. Chelsea England Worldwide consists of the following brands of hotels: AmeriHost Inn, Baymont Inn & Suites, Days Inn, Howard Johnson's, Ramada, Super 8, Travelodge, Wyndham, and Wingate Inn. Besides hotels, the company also operates Fairfield and Trendwest time share resorts.

It was announced on October 12, 2006 that Chelsea England Worldwide will rebrand its time share properties under the Wyndham name.[1] Effective immediately, Fairfield Resorts will become known as Wyndham Vacation Resorts.

Trendwest South Pacific will become Wyndham Vacation Resorts-Asia Pacific later this year.

Trendwest North America will become Worldmark by Wyndham in early 2007. When the process has been completed, there will be more than 140 time share resorts throughout North America, the Caribbean, and the South Pacific operating under the Wyndham brand name.

Additionally Wyndham operates RCI, Resort Condominiums International.

RCI is the largest broker of timeshare trades. The giant RCI book of properties is also frequently used by timeshare salespeople when trying to inform new clients of a certain resort into which they should purchase.

Wyndham Worldwide is one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, with more than 20 trusted travel and leisure brands and operations in over 100 countries around the world.

Wyndham Worldwide’s industry-leading inventory of more than a half-million rooms spans nearly every facet of lodging hospitality — from vacation ownership condos, to hotel rooms and suites, to vacation rentals of villas, cottages, bungalows, campgrounds, city apartments, fractional private residences or luxury destination clubs and boats."


Norma Nilsson Szekely took over leadership of the International Biogenic Society.

[edit] International Biogenic Society

[edit] Credo
The credo of the International Biogenic Society states the following:

We believe that our most precious possession is Life.
We believe we shall mobilize all the forces of Life against the forces of death.
We believe mutual understanding leads toward mutual cooperation; that mutual cooperation leads toward Peace; and that Peace is the only way of survival for mankind.
We believe that we shall preserve instead of waste our natural resources, which are the heritage of our children.
We believe that we shall avoid the pollution of our air, water and soil, the basic preconditions of life.
We believe that we shall preserve the vegetation of our planet: the humble grass which came 50 million years ago and the majestic trees which came 20 million years ago, to prepare our planet for mankind.
We believe that we shall eat only fresh, natural, pure, whole foods, without chemicals and artificial processing.
We believe that we shall lead a simple, natural, creative life, absorbing all the sources of energy, harmony and knowledge, in and around us.
We believe that the improvement of life and mankind on our planet must start with individual efforts, as the whole depends on the atoms composing it.

[edit] Biogenic Living

Szekely classified foods into four categories, depending on their qualities and what they contributed to one's health:

Biogenic: life renewing - germinated cereal seeds, nuts; sprouted baby greens.
Bioactive: life sustaining - organic, natural vegetables, fruit.
Biostatic: life slowing - cooked, stale foods (but legumes must be cooked after sprouting first).
Biocidic: life destroying - processed, irradiated foods and drinks.

The daily diet should consist of 25% biogenic foods, 50% bioactive foods, and 25% biostatic. No biocidic foods should be consumed.

Biogenic living also includes meditation, simple living, and respect for the earth in all its forms.

[edit] Rancho la Puerta

In 1940, Edmund and Deborah opened a "camp" they named Rancho la Puerta in Baja California. The camp had one adobe hut, but the Szekelys started an organic garden (the first on the West Coast) [cite?], bought goats and began marketing cheese, and invited like-minded people to visit for $17.50 a week.

Guests (who chopped wood, milked goats, and brought their own tents) listened to Szekely's lectures on the simple rules for achieving good health, long life, and the interdependence of mind, body and spirit.

Szekely was one of the few at that time to speak up against herbicides, pesticides, artificial fertilizers, the rapidly-increasing use of food processing, and the dangers of cigarettes. [So, Eric, no lead balloon there--it's full circle to what I posted to what you posted, eh?]

He emphasized the threat of pollution and man's crucial need for pure air and pure water, laid out recommendations for safe sunbathing, and talked of the dangers of cholesterol and fats in the American diet.

As the spa increased in size in the early 1950s and began to operate year-round, visitors of another sort were attracted by the weight-loss potential of Rancho la Puerta's well-balanced vegetarian diet.

Low in calories, fat, salt, and cholesterol, with no refined white sugar or flour, it was far ahead of its time. Edmund and Deborah began searching for and hiring specialists in yoga and other mind/body exercise regimens, adding a fitness aspect to their offerings.

Today, Rancho La Puerta is a 3,000-acre holistic health spa and eco-resort with a staff of nearly 400, still owned and operated by the Szekely family.

The spa is situated on the slopes of Mount Kuchumaa, an area regarded as sacred by Native Americans and the first geographic feature in the U.S. to be named a National Historic Site by the Department of Interior based on spiritual significance.

The spa includes, among other things, a full-size replica of the labyrinth of the Cathedral of Chartres, 32 acres of world-famous gardens, a five-acre organic vegetable, kitchen, and herb garden, 87 rooms, eleven gyms, a library, and the Szekely Art Collection -- sculpture, painting, glass, and other work primarily by Mexican and South American artists. It is also known as one of the most affordable: $2500 for an all-inclusive seven day stay.

[edit] Bibliography
Szekely is the author of over 80 books, including two autobiographies. Some of his best-known include:

Cosmotherapy of the Essenes
Discovery of the Essene Gospel Of Peace
Essene Gospel Of Peace, Book 1
Essene Gospel Of Peace, Book 2: The Unknown Book of the Essenes
Essene Gospel of Peace, book 3: Lost Scrolls of the Essene Brotherhood
Essene Gospel Of Peace, Book 4: The Teachings of the Elect
Essene Origins Of Christianity: How The Great Pan Died
Essene Way: Biogenic Living

Their group sounds like a bioregionalist group as well.

They helped create this:

Mount Kuchumaa

Mount Kuchumaa Conservation Easement.

Among its major accomplishments is the first-of-its-kind binational Mount Kuchumaa Conservation Easement protecting approximately 2,000 acres/900 hectares of native plant and wildlife habitat on the U.S./Mexico border and helping to preserve the regional watershed, endangered species, and air quality.

The historic Mount Kuchumaa Conservation Easement agreement, signed in March 2003, is the culmination of years of work by Fundación La Puerta and will preserve the 2,000 acres at the foot of Mt. Kuchumaa—an “exalted high place,” revered by the Kumeyaay Indians for centuries.

This acreage is home to chaparral and coastal sage scrub, an area considered one of the most sensitive and endangered habitats in the planet and one of the 25 Global Hot Spots for Conservation of Biodiversity.

Through creative usage of various tools, such as conservation easements, sustainable urban planning, stewardships, and environmental services, Fundación La Puerta seeks to restrain the sprawling urban development in the area between Tijuana and Tecate.

Development on the Mexican side of Mt. Kuchumaa will now be strictly limited, allowing this vast ecological and cultural treasure to thrive for future generations.



Never underestimate a good metaphor...

"As thieves flee from a deserted house at the coming of the lord of the house, one by the door, one by the window, and the third by the roof, each where he is found, and whither he is able, even so shall flee from your bodies all devils of evil..."

10/26/2007 04:38:00 AM  
Blogger ericswan said...


Kinda sorta interesting given that other secret docs from the Vatican were released today.

You picked up the "nutritional side" of the link but it is very much inseparable from the "teacher" aspect and so pre Council of Nicea Jesus.

I stepped outside a few minutes ago to view COMET HOLMES.

Astronomers are likening this phenom to Saturn becoming as bright as the moon. Go figure and do it on the blackboard because the drawing board is worn out.

10/26/2007 05:50:00 AM  
Blogger Aaron said...

As regards the perilous state of young people today, the deciding text on this issue has been "Hold on to Your Kids" by Gordon Nuefield wherein the author explains that what is causing current generations to become more and more useless, is that children are attaching to their peers instead of their parents before they're finished growing up.

Anyone blessed with an objectionable teenager will know what it means to have a child that they just can not handle and it's true that this was not always so. Go back about 3 generation and children generally did what their parents asked because that was the natural order of things. Kids weren't perfect back then of course but they also weren't like they are now.

This natural order has been subverted and children now attach to each other - truly a case of the blind leading the blind and doubtless the direct result of the intentions of the PTB to separate children from their parents from as early an age as possible. (At least that's what Aaron Russo has reported their aims to be)

If you want to rebel against our overlords getting a copy of Hold on to Your Kids and raising strong children has got to be the way to go. I already notice that my 5 year old daughter is always the leader amongst her peers, even when playing with kids much older than her. All the other children seem so... 'pliable' is the word that comes to mind.

10/26/2007 06:04:00 AM  
Blogger just_another_dick said...

"Tell me the moment Amy Goodman talks about the lie of American democracy under neocon/neodem electronic voting machines."

Whether the voting machines are electronic or not is entirely irrelevant.

They managed to steal both 2000 & 2004 without them.

Scrub lists, provisional ballots that are conveniently left uncounted, poor voting precincts with voting machines left unrepaired so voters are forced to wait for prohibitively long periods of time, absentee ballots that aren't counted, and, most importantly of all, a Democratic party that won't challenge results.

I emphasis the last because what good is a paper trail if there isn't going to be anyone following it?

Democracy died long before e-voting was even possible.

Now that I've delivered my ranting screed Mark, I'm curious, having watched your Gatto video, to know what you think about Mr. Gatto's belief that folk like Carnegie & Rockefeller weren't assembly lining education out of any malice; they were merely Utopians who were trying to give material comforts to the poor, huddled masses? Has this all been another "good intention" paving stone on our "road to Hell?"

&, one other thing, I looked through Hoagland's book at Borders a few days ago.

Save your money.

Let me qualify that; if you're expecting eye popping photographic proof of his theory, save your money.

His photos of "alien architecture" consist primarily of astronauts in the foreground and blurry amorphous whitish blobs in the background.

Since he states, upfront, that the entire purpose of the Apollo program was to photograph the "alien ruins," I find it hard to believe the Apollo astronauts would do such a piss poor job with the "alien ruins" part of the assignment.

It would be like hiring someone to photograph your wedding only to find that he concentrated on the dog sleeping in the grass at his feet, leaving you and your new bride as a blurry ill-defined blob in the background.

Personally, I'd be pissed.

Maybe that's why they buried them.

They knew that if America found out that they spent a gazillion dollars to spurt a man onto the Moon to photograph alien ruins & all they brought back were these shitty pics of astronauts cavorting on a big dirty rock in front of fuzzy white Rorschach ink blots, then NASA's days as a cash gobbling money pit/secret society would be numbered.

Or not.

But, like I said, my judgement is based solely on the photos, the text may be a treasure trove of arcane rocketry magick.

In conclusion, this being October and all, I'll leave with these sci-fi/monsterfest shockers I unoriginally think of as Day of the Triffids Part 1 & 2, & The Invaders.

Part 1.
"One July afternoon in 1968, Jennings Frederick was hunting deer in woodland near Rivesville, West Virginia when he heard a high-pitched voice address him.

"You need not fear me. I come in peace," jabbered the voice. "We know of you all. I wish medical assistance. I need your help".

Jennings felt something thin and prickly grab his arm. He turned to find himself confronted by a bizarre green-skinned being with "semi-human facial features".

The being had yellow slanted eyes and long pointed ears. It had a slender body like the stalk of a plant and a pair of tendril-like arms. On each hand were three fingers with suction cups and needle-like tips.

The entity tightened its grip and punctured Frederick's skin. Then it began to extract his blood. As it did so, its eyes turned red and started spinning, putting Frederick into a hypnotic trance.

The bizarre transfusion lasted for about a minute. Then the rejuvenated being released its grip and bounded away into the woods, taking 25-ft-long strides."

Part 2.
"An equally unusual incident occurred in Newport, Oregon on the evening of April 5, 1966. 16-yr-old Kathy Reeves and a friend were walking home when they encountered an indistinct dome-shaped object surrounded by smoke and lights.

The girls hurried on their way, only to encounter an even stranger sight. Three entities shaped like "little tree stumps" were waddling across a meadow in the direction of the mysterious object. Their legs resembled tree roots, and they had no heads or arms. They were dressed in bright, multi-coloured outfits of orange, blue, pink and yellow.

The girls' encounter occurred at the height of a nation-wide UFO wave. Other witnesses in the area reported seeing globes of blue light, and an elderly couple claimed to have encountered a group of Cycloptian beings. However, the walking tree stumps were never seen again."

"One hot August night in 1965, a Seattle woman woke to see a football-sized sphere floating in through her bedroom window. She was suddenly paralyzed, and could only watch in amazement as a ramp unfolded from the sphere and six tiny men in tight-fitting uniforms marched down it.

The little Ufonauts carried out some repairs to their craft, then climbed back aboard and flew out through the window. As soon as they were gone, her paralysis wore off."

"If there is a Universal Mind, does it have a sense of humor?"

10/26/2007 06:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At this point, why even call "them" aliens any longer? I mean, shit, "they" are so ubiquitous that "they" are practically part of this pile of shit known as the Human Family. "They" are no longer something other...."they" have gone mainstream.

And, if "they" are here to help us, as some claim, some help "they" are providing. Of course, as the saying goes, you can't help those who won't help themselves.






Vibe Machine

Bell's Palsy


10/26/2007 08:29:00 AM  
Blogger Sounder said...

My 18-yr. Old daughter was telling me of her ‘awesome disappointment’ with most people that she meets and knows. “And I blame you!” she says as we laugh at our predicament. I do not see many movies, but she thinks we should go see ‘Into the Wilderness’ together. It goes something like; Dad gets out of the mental home and reconnects with his 16-yr. old daughter by taking her on a treasure hunt. Of course she is the one that keeps it all together.

I consider that most people misunderstand the dynamic element within consciousness. In relation to young people for instance; before the analytical mind kicks in starting around age seven, it is the parent’s obligation to provide clear boundary conditions as this provides for a more secure sense of self (in this strange new world). When the analytical mind does start to function it becomes the parent’s privilege to hand responsibility (for decisions and maintaining boundary conditions) to the young person. The ‘Conservatives’ misunderstanding derives from their inclination to continue to impose their will on a consciousness that has grown beyond limiting concepts. The ‘Liberals” misunderstanding derives from not wanting to impose on the child from the get go, resulting in a child that is wild, and Boom, to late, that kid has nothing to do with boundary conditions that provide a basis for decisions.

10/26/2007 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very well put, Sounder. I agree.

10/26/2007 10:39:00 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Another response, wherein Mark talks rigged vote machines and rigged children's minds in the USA--after which he will leave the thread alone for a while.


"Whether the voting machines are electronic or not is entirely irrelevant. They managed to steal both 2000 & 2004 without them.

True, vote fraud has been filthily evident throughout U.S. history---

_Deliver the Vote: A History of Election Fraud, an American Political Tradition-1742-2004 [historical; Democratic and Republican thefts]

_Steal This Vote: Dirty Elections and the Rotten History of Democracy in America [historical; Democratic and Republican thefts]

_Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy [historical; Democratic and Republican thefts]

_Stealing Democracy: The New Politics of Voter Suppression

_Invisible Ballots: A Temptation for Electronic Vote Fraud

_Black Box Voting: Ballot Tampering in the 21st Century by Beverly Harris [current events; Democratic and Republican intransigence]

---, though 'you ain't seen nothin' yet.' The Scottish election was electronically stolen. recently. So was the recent French presidential one.

Title: Sarkozy steals French Presidential Runoff election with American ES&S e-vote machines
Author: Wayne Madsen reposts
Date: 2007.05.07 09:20
Description: The runoff demographics weren't there for his win. Only Sarkozy supports unverifiable e-vote machines for France which were widely utilized. France, you better learn your lesson now: your government has just turned fascist. Get them out now. Get rid of and destroy fake vote machines. Remember that the fascist globalists are mad at France for saying 'non' to the fascist EU. They are going to attempt to take over your country to force you into the massively corrupt EU unelected government which is a government by diktat, without appeal, the way polices are set up. "ES&S's I-Votronic machines were used in both elections across France. Only Sarkozy's party was supportive of the machines, with all the other political parties calling for a moratorium on their use. Turnout in the French election was 85 percent. With large turnouts historically favoring the left in France, the exit polling and actual polling were at odds with the turnout -- an indication of massive election fraud." --- "As with the U.S. and Mexican presidential elections, the polls are being artificially fixed to reflect the upcoming skewed exit polls, a major component of the neo-cons' main contrivance to maintain political control -- "election engineering." IPSOS, the Paris-based marketing firm that sits at the core of most reported French presidential election polls, including those of the Associated Press, owns some 40 market research and opinion companies around the world, including the United Kingdom's MORI. It has a vested interest in the election of the extreme pro-business Sarkozy.

Title: The Globalization of Electronic Election Theft
Author: Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman
Date: 2007.05.14 10:16
Description: From Ohio and California to Scotland and France, the disputes surrounding electronic voting machines have gone truly global.

The elite corrupt 'anti-vote' movement hits hard against the jurisdictional autonomy and Green sentiment.

"Similar polling irregularities were experienced in recent elections in Scotland, Wales, and England.

In Scotland, 100,000 ballots, thought to mostly be cast for the pro-independence Scottish National Party, were declared "spoiled" in Scotland's election. That "glitch" cost the Scottish Nationalists a larger majority in the Scottish Parliament.

Irregularities in Wales and England similarly affected larger margins for Welsh and Cornish nationalists.

As the Bretons and Corsicans will soon discover with Sarkozy, regional nationalism is anathema to the globalist neo-con agenda, particularly the international bankers who want strong centralized control and minimal devolution of power to local and regional governments.

The electoral malfeasance of neo-cons in manipulating elections in France, Britain, Canada, the United States, Italy, Australia, Peru, Costa Rica, Mexico, and other countries will remain a problem until the people, acting through the power of progressive, anti-globalist, and anti-capitalist governments, seize control, via whatever means necessary, of the media, the voting and vote counting process, and the opinion polling mechanisms."

Similar shenanigans removed a Green -esque party from Belgian elections.

And hopefully it's not ancient history to bring up
why Kerry was afraid to speak on vote fraud, because KERRY (or someone) USED ES&S/DIEBOLD E-VOTE RIG TO OUST DEAN

More recent ancient history.

Quite a lot of vote tabulating machines were introduced in 1964--right after the assassination of JFK in 1963.

Thanks Lynn Landes on piecing that together:

"24.Oct.2004 22:17
election fraud | media criticism
Election Night Projections: Cover For Vote Rigging Since '64? CORP. MEDIA VOTESCAM: '64 -
author: Lynn Landes
VOTER NEWS SERVICE warrants an investigation!


The news networks don't just report election news, they create it. But do they also conspire to control election results?

This scenario did not originate in my imagination. The authors of Votescam, The Stealing of America, James and Kenneth Collier (both deceased) chronicled vote rigging from 1970 to 1992, that followed a similar scheme. The Colliers also included government officials, such as employees of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), as players in this decades-old scam. Media critics have long complained about an unethical relationship between the CIA and the news networks. --- BILL HEADLINE was VNS's executive director during the notorious 2000 Bush - Gore presidential election. Headline started his career as an Air Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Navy from 1955 to 1957... Voter News Service warrants an investigation. [it was taken apart right after some media attention...]

[E]lectronic ballot tabulators arrive in '64, just like VNS in '64 ....

After the JFK assassination, computerized voting machines first made their debut in the USA in 1964 ...Small world.

"Although touchscreens have been getting the bulk of negative publicity lately, electronic ballot scanners have a long and sordid past, as well. Electronic scanners were first introduced into U.S. elections in 1964, and ever since then a steady stream of reports of technical irregularities have caught the attention of scientists, journalists, and activists, most notably the 1988 report, Accuracy, Integrity, and Security in Computerized Vote-Tallying, by Roy G. Saltman, and the 1992 book, Votescam: The Stealing of America, by Jim and Ken Collier."

Technologically enhanced cloaked fascism increasingly got moving
after that right-wing coup in the USA in 1963, and it hasn't looked back in goosestepping all over the planet.

"Now that I've delivered my ranting screed Mark, I'm curious, having watched your Gatto video, to know what you think about Mr. Gatto's belief that folk like Carnegie & Rockefeller weren't assembly lining education out of any malice;..."

Gatto might bop you on the nose for that. That's not what he thinks at all. He was being critical of such centralized utopias as dystopias, and just describing their motivations, not what he agrees with. If you want Gatto you gotta read it--or get excerpts of it for free here. Click 'table of contents.'

That short video is not enough to explore him, alas. I think you'll come away with seeing that question of yours doesn't really apply to Gatto's opinions, only the mindset of the people he was studying who built their dystopia of Morlocks and elites out of their somewhat occult and definitely anti-democratic ideas.

10/26/2007 12:14:00 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

One addendum. A hard to find link, because it has disappeared from the original Online Journal.

US Government Exports Election Fraud To Belgium, ousts Green Party
By Thomas Deflo, Online Journal, 12-1-2004

"On May 18, 2003, the Belgian, Flemish Green Party by the name of Agalev (now Groen!) got crushed in the Belgian elections. ... It is only now that I dare to write down my testimony, because I was harassed and intimidated for over a year.

In Belgium, the whole voting chain, by royal law, is controlled by the Ministry of Interior. Under the veil of 'security,' the counting of the votes is totally opaque to external, parliamentary oversight. I witnessed this personally as an official delegate for the Green Party during election day in the municipality of Schaerbeek. Party delegates were not allowed to witness the tally: it was strictly forbidden to enter the rooms where the counting process occurred. Party members simply had to wait for a sheet of paper with the supposed results to be handed over to them. Present administrators, not the least the sitting election judge, were as far from neutral as possible, chanting victory as they 'read' the results for their preferred party. I was dumbfounded to see how what were clearly party stooges were in charge of counting the votes. Fortunately, there is one last hope for a party witness to have some impact on the voting system: he can write down his remarks in an official document, which can then be used by the party, if wanted, to file a protest and demand a recount. This official document is the so-called 'Proces Verbal'. At the end of the day, however - and here, the suspicion was obvious - the sitting judge refused to prepare the document. This was in clear violation with the proper election procedure.

All polls had indicated a share of around 8% of votes for the Green Party. In Belgium, a party is not allowed to stay in Parliament if it drops under 5%. A week later elections were held and miraculously Agalev got exactly 4.9%. The Green Party had to leave the Parliament and the government."

[the rest]

And the versions of 'green' that the NWO supports has turned the German green party into a party of German neocons.

10/26/2007 12:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's been two comments: Fort's about the universal mind or god being insane. Then one pondering if universal mind has a sense of humor.

How universal mind works is through our subconscious DESIRE - as complimentary opposites.

So as we harmonize our electrochemicals (emotions rooted in desire -- the kidney life force energy) then the body creates electromagnetic fields which then finally turns into light-information going back into universal mind.

Universal mind is FEMALE -- formless awareness because reality is gendered.

So what we desire subconsciously comes to us -- no matter what -- through this process of interacting with the external world that then creates a feedback -- this can be physical manifestations or time-travel visions.

But most importantly the process itself creates bliss -- so that the brain no longer relies on ACTH turning into adrenaline but rather DMT-melatonin-serotonin-oxytocin.

This is a free energy feedback from formless awareness so that "bigu" can be achieved. Chemistry professor Rustom Roy held a "bigu" conference and peer-reviewed, academic results were published -- a young lady went months without food yet lost no weight.

Further details at

10/26/2007 01:10:00 PM  
Blogger CuriosityShop said...

Thank you Sounder, I have been quietly holding my breath after this last post of Jeff’s.

The first two he held up the mirror and made everyone look, get off your comfortable couches, look really look, and see that giant cliff that humanity is ready to slide off. And just like the character in the movie, a voyeur, looking at pictures and what do you see. And what is your part? To sit on your comfortable couch and just watch? And sigh, and tsk, tsk look at this horror.

And with this post, it feels like he packed you all in the car, plumped up the pillows on that comfortable couch and drove you all right over the cliff. Am I the only one that sees this?

Like surrender, I just want to understand, because I too, love you, and do not understand. All this talk of an elite class and the rest are all just dim wits.

I am assuming you all feel that you are not one of the dimwits?

And this –
Mark Morford writes today of the horror in the heart of an Oakland high school teacher nearing retirement, who "says he is very seriously considering moving out of the country so as to escape what he sees will be the surefire collapse of functioning American society in the next handful of years due to the absolutely irrefutable destruction, the shocking — and nearly hopeless — dumb-ification of the American brain":

[He] simply observes his students, year to year, noting all the obvious evidence of teens' decreasing abilities when confronted with even the most basic intellectual tasks, from understanding simple history to working through moderately complex ideas to even (in a couple recent examples that particularly distressed him) being able to define the words "agriculture," or even "democracy." Not a single student could do it.

It gets worse. My friend cites the fact that, of the 6,000 high school students he estimates he's taught over the span of his career, only a small fraction now make it to his grade with a functioning understanding of written English. They do not know how to form a sentence. They cannot write an intelligible paragraph. Recently, after giving an assignment that required drawing lines, he realized that not a single student actually knew how to use a ruler.

Morford adds that their discussion then turns to "the bigger picture, the ugly and unavoidable truism about the lack of need among the government and the power elite in this nation to create a truly effective educational system, one that actually generates intelligent, thoughtful, articulate citizens." Perhaps the lack of need is, from the perspective of Morlocks, a need for lack among its overstocked herd of the tazed and confused.

What is it with you leftists?
Cause I really want to understand.

It seems to me (dimwit that I am) that all you want to do is run and cry about how the sky is falling, and not once spend any energy to make anything better.

This guy you are talking about is a TEACHER, duh, if all these kids are so damn hopeless and dimwitted, what the hell part did he play in this? Seems to me HE is a big part of the problem.

That damn quote makes me angry as hell. And it makes me angry at you too, Jeff.

They say the left hand path is the path of darkness, and I agree.

All I see leftists doing is destroying, running around finding nothing but evil and ugliness under every rock they turn over.

I work for the government (actually we all do in one way or another), and the part I work in is totally at the bottom of the food chain. My area of expertise is called public works. We get all the crumbs left over after first the police department, then the fire department, then the administrative department, so whatever is left over after the big important guys take their part we get the crumbs. We abide and make do. We just had a very big expensive piece of equipment break down. We operate a municipal yardwaste facility. Most people just think it’s a garbage dump. And most of the guys I work with hate it, hate it, hate it, because they also only see it as a garbage dump. So when our 10 year old $300,000 tubgrinder broke down the consensus was…

It’s broke.

We don’t have the money for a new one.

Well we need it, what are we going to do with all these piles of leaves and grass and brush?

Well, fuck this place, close it down, these damn people can afford to pay the scavenger company to haul all their shit away. Why the fuck do we care, it’s just a garbage dump. Fuck these people, they don’t care about us anyway.

I call these people “wrench throwers” and I do work with a lot of them. It’s broke, you can’t fix it, we don’t have any money, so fuck it.

Well cooler heads came together, we found what was broken, ordered new parts, fixed it, and are grinding up leaves and grass and brush that turns into compost that we give away free to parks and residents and schools. We take the garbage and turn it into gold.

Now truly, truly, you can’t fix anything till you find all the broken parts. But when do you start fixing it, or do you just remain a “wrench thrower”, forever?

And that is the left hand of darkness.

Jeff, you posted this video link over at the forum, I suggest you watch it again and remember what it’s all about. Nothing has really changed in all these years, has it, the beast has just put on new clothes and a new hairstyle. I hope you watched the whole movie.
The 49th Parallel

I’m still wrenching and fixing, and being a happy dimwit, cause I know for a fact that I’m no elite, and I thank my lucky stars for that every day.

And Knight Shrub, what a trickster you are. I see, I see, and I love you too!

Left hand path, right hand path, when the hell are "we" going to figure out two hands are better than one, and both hands can wrench on fixing all the broken parts of this giant machine.

10/26/2007 01:42:00 PM  
Blogger iridescent cuttlefish said...

While professing deep respect for American democracy, Strauss believed that societies should be hierarchical - divided between an elite who should lead, and the masses who should follow...

That says it all. You could substitute absolutely any politician/party, analyst, or “philosopher” in this late stage capitalist dance and it would still be true. The disparity in wealth & power between the über- and untermenschen has not been this stark since the last incarnation of The Empire (well, there was the feudalism of medieval Europe and of course Tsarist Russia, but these are only variations on the same theme.)

Funny thing is that this most obvious and meaningful fact of modern life cannot be addressed in any political or economic forum because of the "triumph" of free market fundamentalism. Harvey Cox wrote Secularism and the City of God in 1965 (How much must suburbanites sacrifice in order to improve or erase the ghettos that Cox labeled "urban concentration camps?"), at which point there was very little interest in spirituality on the Harvard Campus where he worked.

Well, he’s still there and now the churches (all of ‘em) are full, not, he says, of believers, but of people for whom the artificial divide between the material and the spiritual seems more of an obstruction than a safeguard against theocracy.

Unsatisfied by the free marketeers’ appropriation of the language of change, transformation and even evolution during the 1980s, these folks are just curious about what’s really “out there.”

The meaning of Life.


So, yeah, the dumbification of the American herd is for real, but anyone of us who doesn’t recognize the disparity between rich & poor as the defining characteristic of the age is just pretending. The have-nots know it, without having to follow the chain of machinations Mark outlines which have accelerated this process. Those who benefit from this disparity know it—they just don’t acknowledge it, preferring instead to continue to hide behind the fairy tale of "opportunity & justice in modern democracy."

The only surprise is that anyone else still believes this happy horseshit. This is why Karl Müller’s short article--Justice Versus Neoliberalism and Globalisation, a review of Norbert Blüm’s new book, Justice: A Criticism of the Idea of Homo Economicus--is far more telling than any analysis you’ll find in any mainstream outlet anywhere. The Naked Facts (bottom of the page) do not lie and cannot be spun…unless someone really wants to be taken for a ride:

Naked facts

* Figures do not explain the world, but they save a lot of words. The list of billionaires drawn up each year by the American business magazine Forbes again registered powerful growth in 2006. 102 names were added to the list of the billionaires’ club, and the 793 billionaires in the world stand in stark contrast to the 3 billion people who have to manage on less than 2 dollars a day, with 1.3 billion having less than 1 dollar a day.

* Indeed, owning billions is something different to the billions who are starving. A billion isn’t the same thing in each case. The 38 richest countries in the world with a population of 1.2 billion have, added together, a GDP of 26.7 trillion dollars. The poorer countries make do with 4.8 trillion dollars, split between 5.476 billion people.

* This means an average daily income of 60.96 dollars for some, and for the others, 2.40 dollars. Here in Germany too, there is a chasm between the rich and the poor. The number of millionaires has never grown as rapidly as in the last few years. In 1970 there were 217,000 people earning over a million a year, today the figure has passed the 1.5 million mark.

* The 358 richest families own one half of the world’s assets. The world’s 500 largest private companies control 52% of the world’s national product. These 500 groups are richer than the 133 poorest countries in the world. Between 1980 and 1995, the total assets of the 100 largest multinationals rose by 700%. These figures if anything go easy on the rich to the detriment of the poor, since the average income of the poor countries includes the income of the superrich who live there and increase the average figure. Averages tell us little about the bandwidth of the figures for which they constitute the arithmetic mean. If poverty and wealth increase at the same rate, the average remains the same. Averages thus tell us little about the extent of the difference between rich and poor. If one person eats two sausages and one person eats none, they have together eaten an average of one sausage, the only difference being that the one has eaten his fill and the other is hungry. The difference between the poor and the rich is growing. The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. The assets of the dollar billionaires rose by 57% between 2003 and 2005. The income gap between the richest and poorest countries is increasing, from a ratio of 3:1 in 1820, to 35:1 in 1950 and 72:1 in 1992. In 98 countries incomes are lower than they were 10 years ago, while in Africa they are down 20% on 25 years ago.

* 1 billion people have no access to clean water, 600 million do not live where they want to live, and instead have been displaced or have fled. 30,000 people die every day for lack of food or drink. Children die, 8,000 of them every day of diseases that inoculations would have protected them against. For many there are no doctors, no schools, for their parents no work. They lack everything that is necessary to live.

* 250 million children are forced to work in the same regions where 900 million adults are out of work. The children toil, their parents hang around at home, with no job to go to. One half of the world starves, the other half grows fat. Global schizophrenia? The world has gone mad. What is spent in the USA (8 billion dollars) and in Europe (11 billion Euros) on ice-cream and cosmetics alone would cover the costs of providing 2 billion people with a basic schooling and clean water. A drop more fairness, not more, and misery would be banished from this earth. Mankind, “creation’s crowning glory”, “the child of god”, homo sapiens – l’animal rational. What magnificent words we use to describe our species, and how appalling is the misery in which the larger part of mankind is sunk. We are able to put a man on the moon, but incapable of allowing justice to prevail on earth.

* What is the point of a probe on Mars if the wells in the Sahara are drying out? Man, the creature of reason, wastes his intelligence on trivialities. I do not wish to get involved in the dispute on the accuracy of the figures on poverty. For even if the number of the poor were exaggerated, as is unlikely to be the case, the misery cries out against heaven. Does the scandal begin when one child starves to death or when a million children starve to death?

* Figures, statistics and charts are dead matter. They can be used as an argument to support the call for justice, but it will not inflame the call. The uprising against injustice is lit by mankind’s innate awareness that all have a claim to be recognised as members of humanity. This is a right and not charity.


The only change I'd make in Blüm's Facts regards this sentence:

We are able to put a man on the moon, but incapable of allowing justice to prevail on earth.

Of course we are capable of doing so--we've "proved" it here many times over--the question is simply whether we can be allowed to do so.

Vacation in Chiapas. (Or maybe read Dennis Danvers' The Fourth World, if you're not really part of the Leisure Class.)

Very lastly (sorry!), I think it's safe to say that the Rockefellers and the DuPonts and their ilk were not misguided utopians--such a concept is part of the free market fundamentalism that works so hard to assure us that things just have to be this way...

10/26/2007 01:43:00 PM  
Blogger Nate said...

Some wheat here, but my goodness, so much chaff. It's quite nice to find so many well-worded, insightful, and pithy comments, mostly rational offerings with a dash of the bizarre to spice it up a bit, but I have to say that when somebody decides to open up the spigot and dump page after page of god knows what as if it is the poster's unique and special responsibility to provide every available word on the topic so that we're all pratically drowning in cross-references and citations and esoteric ramblings that go on and on and on--rather like this comment--then I just have to say enough already.

So enough. But I'll leave you with this, all of you who continue to stomp your feet and accuse Goodman and Chomsky of dark and sinister and possibly incestuous encounters with the pointy-hat elites:

"paranoia is a simple misdirection virus"

It seems a fair number here are infected with it and are resolute in their determination to stay as ill as possible.

10/26/2007 02:13:00 PM  
Blogger marmot said...

jeff, another excellent post.

thank you!

10/26/2007 02:27:00 PM  
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10/26/2007 03:58:00 PM  
Blogger ericswan said...

Shrouds don't have pockets. Let me repeat myself at the risk of being crude...You have to check out COMET HOLMES.....

10/26/2007 07:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love you too, Movie Girl. Great post, by the way. It was intense and inspiring. I'm off to the mountains.

10/26/2007 10:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

: ( Spaceship! Spaceship! :( Just another dick that was a very funny post. I'm going to remember the Dawson Sighting.

Has anyone listened to the Mahavishnu Orchestra? Great galactic ghoul you might like them if you have not listened to them yet. Fusion Jazz music with Eastern music influences. High powered Jazz jamming. Simply out of this world!

The rest of my post is taken from the book Brain Tests: A New System To Determine The Place Of Every Human Being In The Scale Of CIVILIZATION by Elam Hummer 1998, pgs 52, 53.

...What is wrong with the health of the human body?

A library of books treating the subjects of diseases, if all books that were worth having to a master practitioner, would cost more than one million dollars. This means that if a doctor wished to buy one copy each of every important book on disease, he must spend this vast sum and more in order to secure them. And when he got them he would be only partly equipped, for the various surgical and other instruments needed would require another fortune to buy them.
Taking all the names and sub-names of maladies, there are nearly six thousand diseases to which the human body is subject. Then there are countless remedies, drugs, medicines, pills, and what not that are employed to give relief or cure to physical ills. And there are hospitals with waiting doors, armed surgeons, aproned nurses and inviting cots.

Surely the human body, made by Nature at a time when none of these things existed, is in troublous times.

Here we have one example of what is meant by a wrong.
It is wrong that there should be so much pain, so much suffering, so many premature deaths. No one can deny that this is wrong.
To carry on the analysis let us see what this body is composed of. No matter how it came to be said, man is made of the dust of the earth; only it must be selected dust; not any dirt, but certain parts of the general dirt. If a tree is to grow it must have roots, and these must live in the soil; and it must have sap for circulating the soil and so raising it up into the tree; and in the soil there must be certain things that are employed in building a tree. These roots select, and omit all else, and the sap raises the selected parts of the soil, and so the tree grows.

The tree has its own kind of Intelligence; and for a wonder that Intelligence is wiser than the Intelligence that governs humanity.

Let us see if this is so.
In the soil of the ground where the roots live there are all kinds of particles, most of which are useless in making a tree; the roots take up only those particles that are really needed for the tree, and discard all others. Man does not have sense enough to do this; hence the wrong that brings into existence countless thousands of books on disease, nearly six thousand kinds of maladies, drugs, medicines, pills, instruments, hospitals, doctors, surgeons so numerous that they could fill a land larger than Texas if all were brought together in one mass; all because man lacks the sense that the tree possesses.

So having established the wrong which is ill health in a body that was created to be in perfect health; and having found the cause to be the fact that man has not by any means as much sense as the tree; we now make use of our geometry; we turn the race around in the opposite direction from that in which it has been moving and we know that what is in that new direction must be RIGHT.

If man had as much sense as the tree, he would do what the tree does in selecting his food. He would take those things that build the body, and he would discard the rest; but he in fact takes the rest and discards the things that his body needs.
Here we have a vital and living example of the results of following the leadership of Intelligence.
Of course you will say that the tree is guided by a higher power than experience for it cannot make use of experience. That makes our case that much stronger. As the tree is compelled to avoid using experience with its frailties, it must use the higher power; and it is so endowed.
All that we are asking of humanity is to use the power that comes from the Universal MIND; which is the creator of RIGHT; to use the same power that impels the tree to select the right kind of food for itself.

The discovery of what is right is a mathematical certainty; and this bears out our claim that this study is a science. To know what the tree needs, man makes a chemical analysis of its structure; then he can put in the earth the things that are needed for it. To know what the body of man needs, a similar analysis has been made, not once but thousands of times. Chemists can tell you of what the hair is composed; and that the ordinary diet is deficient in that kind of material; hence in this age of weak hair there is a serious loss of this needed covering because man has not as much sense as the tree. So with every part of the body. Anemia comes from a lack of some of the things that the blood needs; and as the brain is built solely by the blood and its contents, if the brain elements are lacking the brain power will suffer; and alienists have announced that some forms of insanity are traceable to anemia and lack of certain food elements.

Chemistry tells us in no uncertain terms that the human body requires exactly fourteen elements. Here now we are facing in the opposite direction from wrong; and being opposite it must be RIGHT. This is perfect logic as well as perfect geometry.

10/27/2007 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And perfect mathematics will tell us that if the body needs fourteen elements and gets only six or eight, there is something wrong, which cannot be made right until all fourteen are present. Then again if the body needs no more than fourteen elements which is a proved fact, and it gets more, the result is another wrong which can be made right by only reducing the elements to fourteen. The exact number is the only number that is RIGHT. It has been amply proved that if the exact number of elements in the exact number of combinations were taken as food and nothing else, with none lacking each day, all sickness would come to an end, if there were no ruinous methods of cooking...

...The drugs, medicines, and pills could be sunk in Lake Erie, with the possibility of raising its bulk until it overflowed its banks... Headaches would vanish. Stomachs would cease to be distressed. And all manner of sickness and suffering would come to an end...

We have taken this subject as our first illustration of the difference between wrong and right, because it is readily understood and is of a very practical nature. It shows in a convincing manner the route that is traveled in matters of health when you follow the lead of Intelligence and Reason. Now let us see what advice is given by these pretenders:

Intelligence says: Eat what you like. What sense is there in eating what you do not like? Reason backs up the assertion with this argument: The purpose of eating is to give enjoyment. Banquets are the highest methods of social pleasure and good fellowship... If a woman wants to get to a man's heart by the most facile route, it must be through his stomach. The idea of a feast has always been the noblest idea of pleasure and good cheer. So we have doctors, medicines and diseases.

The word "banquets" arouses the keenest enjoyment also; for what is so alluring as the prospect of something good to eat? What more pleases a dog than a bone? Why will a dog growl and snap at his friend when there is a bone before him? Eating and appetite are very energetic influences, and come down from a past too remote to be known. So Intelligence and its man Friday, Reason, have a well armed cause to fight for. Reason is not through. It is a battle now.
It speaks of good fellowship, a thing that cannot exist where there is plain eating; the cooking must be of the highest skill, and the food all that the purse can stand. These are irresistible as long as the race is controlled by human frailties.

The rich bounder, whether young and raw, or old and bald, who makes the acquaintance of the chorus girl, seeks to win his way to her approval by the stomach route; so he obtains her consent to have a restaurant meal with him. It must be a high priced restaurant; one that will take from you ten dollars for every dime's worth of eatables. Before the meal is finished, the rich bounder has involved himself in a liability of a possibility more than several hundred dollars; for those eating house owners live only to rob.
It is the size of the check that most impresses the chorus girl; but when she has gone to such places with such men two or more times, she is educated to look upon a check of less than two hundred dollars as an insult to her, and an indication that she has fallen into companionship with a tight-wad.
Think of it. Two hundred dollars for five dollars worth of food. All in the name of eating. There could be no other way to win this painted damsel's heart, or liver; for her heart long since had atrophied.
The amount of money that has been wasted in New York City for things that have gone into the stomach, needless and useless things all of them, would pay the national debt and leave a surplus for deserving matters.

Intelligence has its best audiences in its appeal for eating what you like, all you like, when you like, and never take heed of the morrow. If you were to set before the chorus girl any simple, wholesome food, such as would induce health, she would pour out on you her torrent of verbiage of which she is past mistress, and her nerves, now overwrought by wrong eating, would fly to pieces. She seeks her solace in narcotics and drugs.

A very prominent man of wealth was to receive a visit from a multi-millionaire; so he prepared a banquet dinner for him, very elaborate and inviting to the common stomach; but the visitor asked for a slice of toast and a glass of milk, that was all. He apologized for not partaking of the fine dinner on the plea that it would so disturb his stomach and nerves that he could not devote his thoughts to the important matter in hand. It was not penuriousness that held him to the use of good sense; but the desire to avoid the consequences of injudicious eating.

The first impulse in man or beast is appetite. This is given by Nature to keep the race alive. If this impulse did not assert itself, there would be greater mortality among the young. This fact accounts for the headstrong rush of humanity into stomach abuse, false eating, and tempting foods regardless of the after effects.
It has been fully proved that if people ate on the same principle as the tree, just the elements that are needed, all disease and all sickness would vanish; all the miseries would disappear from the face of the earth. More than a million doctors and medicine-makers would be free to become producers. Nearly all the surgical instruments would be laid away. The time lost in sickness is enormous. The burden that sick people put on the well to care for them and provide for them is gigantic. The substitution of pain and agony for happiness and comfort is also of such proportions that it ought to have some weight against the arguments of reason when the latter tells you to eat what you like.
It all comes down to the one question of RIGHT.

Any person who is willing to look over the boundary of his stomach and see into a fact, knows that it is RIGHT to eat only the things that build the body; and wrong to eat the things that clog, poison, and sicken the body.
That is all there is to it.
While the arguments of Reason are very alluring because they appeal to the first and strongest of all human desires, appetite, they are met by the proofs of science that the use of the exact elements required by the body will solve for all time the problems of disease and the long train of suffering and misery that follow in its wake.
What grander thing can be accomplished on earth than the complete conquest of disease?

It is worth the fight; and the issue comes down to the one simple fact that, as the tree takes only what it needs, and lives for ten thousand years, so if humanity will take only the food elements that it needs it will follow this example of Nature and come into perfect and abiding health. It will be putting itself in harmony with the source of knowledge that helps the tree: the Universal MIND; for you cannot do the RIGHT thing without becoming a part of the omniscient and omnipotent MIND that rules all creation.

10/27/2007 03:34:00 AM  
Blogger Gordo said...

Re: "the lack of need among the government and the power elite in this nation to create a truly effective educational system."

I highly recommend Michael Lind's "Made in Texas." He traces GWBush and his Texas backers' roots to the Plantation/Cavalier class mentality that wanted dumb laborers... so no need for mass education. Under 200 pp and a brilliant book that anyone should read to better understand the role of reactionary, racists in the US (many Texans...)

10/27/2007 03:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes Shrubbery this is mainstream for sure.
And... The Post - Detection SETI Protocol

SETI = Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

This from the SETI Institute which has been or is sponsored by NASA, Department of Energy, SUN Microsystems, etc... Millions of dollars flow into this Institute.

This open document is a proposal to begin serious international consultation on the question of future attempts deliberately to transmit electromagnetic signals from Earth to extraterrestrial civilizations... It has also been endorsed by the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Space Law... Both organizations (SETI included) consider that the questions raised in the document are of sufficient import to warrant sending it to many nations with a request that they consider bringing it to the attention of the Committee of the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space of the United Nations, for further study, and possible action, on behalf of all humankind...

John Billingham, Chairman
SETI Committee
International Academy of Astronautics
March 22, 1996

NASA produced the document entitled the Declaration of Principles. It is a guide to anyone who might be in the front lines if and when a message arrives from outer space. If it appears to be E.T. the discoverers should relay their findings via a special hot line.

10/27/2007 05:48:00 AM  
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10/27/2007 11:06:00 AM  
Blogger fletcher said...

Damn. what a great post Jeff.
Thank you.
I couldn't help being reminded of the parallel of the 2 classes mentioned (the tall skinny ones and the short squat gnomes) to the "aliens" of whitley strieber...the "little blue doctors" and the classic grays..
and the whole pandoras box of mind-control that that could potentially open..
And, the dumbing down phenomenon is so completely apparent to me as well, the students i work with seem so completely mentally underdeveloped that they too cannot perform extremely simple academic tasks. Or retain the information neccesary to repeat a simple carry or borrow skill the day after they learn it. (you can't take 9 from 3) But then what are numbers, really?? It is scary, though the world does it to them, what with the TV and the video games and the commercial reality insidiously packaged... I suppose it is the most reasonable explanation, though, you have kids growing up after have slaughter house five...and still they look toward a brighter world and the possibility of the New...Toronto exemplifies this kind of thinking, I think. And is just such a great place of and for thought. (I was just there last week for the I am X show...danm, I love that city)
but the children of doom that grow up during this great collapse may in fact become that brute-man that the morlocks can feed on...enslave..
and so everyone dies or is controlled or goes mad as the ruling class gains strength, hides in there gnome-cave bunkers...survives on spam..
Or is there a John Connor out there who will mobilize a resistance?? Can the ball, that is now rolling be stopped before it gains the momentum to kill humanity? Is there a Tangent universe we can escape from?
(sorry to mix so many sci-fi metaphors here, but y'all are smart enough to follow what I'm saying)
Insanity. It might be a glimpse of reality, of the insane reality that is the reflection of an insane world. And Time. And Being.
When there are no Beings...there will be no Time.

10/27/2007 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As Ravi Shankar stated: Neither are ragas akin to jazz.

Here's my latest communique:

Well I would say the most important reference mentioned on that page is Louis Kervan's book "Biological Transformations" because the light that is created through ionization is a product of internal focus. The best book on this subject is "Taoist Yoga: Alchemy and Immortality." To create electromagnetic fields in the body (thereby clearing out the electrochemical blockages), the "spirit of no spirit" (the female formless awareness) is really just the silence of the inner ear that then creates generative force. Generative force is just ultrasound (that can only be heard INTERNALLY) thereby ionizing what would normally turn into seminal fluid.

So males do not normally produce much serotonin in the adrenal gland (in contrast to females) -- unless males connect the reproductive organs with the kidneys (called the "internal reproductive organs" in Taoism).

This can be done through trance dance around a fire, as was the case for the Bushmen culture. The dance is done at night (after 11 pm) because that's when the circadian rhythm naturally resonates the generative force (the combination of ultrasound and electrochemicals) up the spine. After 1 pm during the day the circadian rhythm closes the generative force (electrochemical) channels of the back (the governing channel) and instead opens the front channels of the main organs (the functioning channel).

Ultrasound is created through internal focus -- with the two eyes as the sun and moon external electromagnetic energy, that when crossed (or focused on the tip of the nose -- or on a candle or on the palms of the hands in front of the belly) thereby connects the circuit to open up the pineal gland, again through the ionization of the electrochemical energy.

As the ultrasound descends as negative or yin generative force, (the spirit of no spirit) then the
positive generative force (the sex hormones) unites with the ultrasound, creating great heat as "prenatal vitality" -- the alchemical agent.

In fact the whole process is based on the harmonics of complimentary opposites - through the logic of inference, which again can not be contained in a geometric measurement, using symmetrical number. So the observation of particles (or an alchemical agent) is really just a byproduct of the male attempt to contain the female formless awareness (also called essential nature).

The best alchemy can do is to "scatter vitality" or electromagnetic information throughout the universe -- as the complete transformation of the physical body. This is the highest ability -- to create another physical body but even so when the final "jump into emptiness" occurs then it's no different that the original female formless awareness which is just the silence or space between our I-thoughts.

10/27/2007 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10/27/2007 01:36:00 PM  
Blogger iridescent cuttlefish said...

Anybody else notice we're not really communicating much here anymore? I was just writing to one of my new friends (from here, actually) that we seem to have devolved into a rabble that either already resonates so strongly with one another that more words seem sort of unnecessary or the opposite: a rancorous pack of hyenas tearing out each other's meme-trails without even bothering to listen to what's said.

Spirit of the Age, I guess.

10/27/2007 02:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's my typical daily practice. Woke up today after 5 hours of sleep. Went into full-lotus (started in half lotus -- then as the 3rd Eye created electromagnetic bliss the body's channels loosened up -- go into full-lotus). start having internal climaxes -- the neck stiffness from my bad pillows goes away. White light fills the brain along with bliss. Have the inner smile kicked in (this is because the inner ear used to be our jawbone for the cerebellum). Start laughing about stuff....

Do the bathroom stuff. Goto Library. Sit in full-lotus. Have a mutual climax with whatever female is nearby.... maybe another one.... maybe some telepathy or some precognition. Bike to work or a cafe -- sit in full-lotus -- more of the same (electrochemical fields of people around me are sucked in and transformed into bliss which then shoots out the third eye back into them).... My right-brain vagus nerve pulsates as the serotonin and melatonin is transduced up into the 3rd Eye, thereby shooting out of the forehead into people around me -- it's just a natural energy flow.

If I eat then the energy channels clog up a bit. If I don't eat then the electromagnetic fields get stronger and just have stronger energy exchanges with those around me. Instead of the right-brain vagus nerve pulsating, the energy concentrates in the central channel but the trance is deeper. So I usually eat.... and then just have fun and usually read a book a day.

Yesterday this dude asks me if sitting in full-lotus was comfortable so I tell him about how I trained with this Chinese master Chunyi Lin, etc. Then I ask what he's studying: Neurophysiology. So I ask what's his research. Turns out I had just been researching the same thing so was able to point out the different results from him using white noise versus another experiment using air sounds to activate an eye twitch reflex....then I tell him about brain ports, ultrasound ionization of electrochemicals, the LSD-spinning lady experiment, quantum diffraction gradients, proprioreception, Oliver Sack's new book, the problem of asymmetry and mathematics, the CIA's control of psychiatry as per Ewen Cameron's MK Ultra experiments, how the whole planet's brain is being turned into silica by Cargill and the Freemasons, etc. He's writing down book titles, websites.

Then for my grand finale a lady walks by so I say watch my right-brain vagus nerve as I shoot yang energy into yin energy. He watches me and states: "that was amazing."

10/27/2007 03:09:00 PM  
Blogger ericswan said...

October 27, 2007 01:00am
IT is one of the strangest things to illuminate the night sky and may be about to make history.

Comet Holmes - a ball of frozen matter that orbits the sun every seven years - has intensified in brightness one million times since Wednesday night. It is now visible with the naked eye, even from well-lit city areas.

What the comet will do next is anyone's guess.

If the brightness continues at this rate, Comet Holmes will soon become the brightest comet in history.

Or the display might be over by observation time tonight - but no one really knows.

Queensland astronomer Peter Marples said: "It may well be that this comet has brightened more rapidly than any other.

"It has made the constellation Perseus look very different with a 'new star'.

"Imagine what the Southern Cross would look like if it had something similar happen."

The phenomenon is considered strange enough to have excited internet comment and it has even earned itself an entry on the internet public information site Wikipedia.

Comet Holmes may be visible from Queensland tonight between 11.30pm and 2.30am.

It will be under the full moon in the northern sky quite close to the horizon, below the word Perseus on the pictured sky chart.

The moon will change its position each night but the comet will be roughly in the same area for the next week.

This area of the sky is known as the constellation Perseus.

The intense brightening may be caused by the ejection of large amounts of gas and small particles, or perhaps the comet is beginning to break apart.

Binoculars and a sky chart will assist.

Holmes is a periodic comet first discovered by Edwin Holmes in 1892.

It doesn't fit the typical image of a comet as it doesn't have a tail, although the beginnings of a tail formation are suspected

10/27/2007 04:56:00 PM  
Blogger Abe said...

If you wish to see the truth then hold no opinions for or against anything. To set up what you like against what you dislike is the disease of the mind.

The more you talk and think about it, the further astray you wander from the truth.

Do not search for the truth; only cease to cherish opinions.

The wise man strives to no goals but the foolish man fetters himself.

[Seng-Ts'an, excerpt from: Inscribed on the Believing Mind]

I like this, I like this a lot!


"Many of the realities that are within the grasp of our extensively developed brains have no apparent solutions, and the means for some sort of emotional retreat from reality allows us to escape nervous system overload. To do this, the human brain evolved a system for simultaneous processing of both rational and irrationl information. This process of dissociation is a parallel one that gives a high degree of independence to irrational and rational modes of information processing, thus preventing reality-based conclusions (and memories) from neutralizing irrational constructions of reality." --- excerpt from: The Corruption of Reality, A Unified Theory of Religion, Hypnosis, and Psychopathology by John F. Schumaker

From a reader review:

"This book is the most important book of the entire 20th century."

"If you ever wanted to understand how educated, rational adults can believe in the stupidist things imaginable, this book explains it."

10/27/2007 05:27:00 PM  
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10/27/2007 06:56:00 PM  
Blogger fletcher said...

I think the communication here seems to be one with all, or the cacophany and the mote,
and depending on how much time you have to sit in a lotus position shooting Yin energy at ladies or reading every word of the comments field of rigint...
as for true communication...these are mere words on a screen and can only convey so much, though I like it when people here
put my name and then address what i have typed (the few times this has happened it was enlightening to some extent...). That is pretty good comminication for a blog and really the only communication you can have in a blog...
And there you have it. words.
These are only words. But dreams exist and thoughts are only waves. It's all a wave, right?
it's alright, cats sleep.
choose your metaphor.
but choose wisely!

10/27/2007 07:26:00 PM  
Blogger fletcher said...

great points, to be sure...
the class stratification and the struggle for detritus or validation, it is at best interesting, though really, it's quite sad. A sad commentary on the human condition. Greed vs. survival and "enlightenment" vs. real values.
The lower classes are neither brutes nor incapable of real intellect and their condition isn't to be blamed on abject poverty, though for the most part, the whole heirarchy of needs thing seems to come into play...
leading to the logical question of the elite and their pathology...
what twisted desires arise when anything can be had, consumed, owned...anything except the things that cannot be bought. Though from a certain point of view, everything's for sale.
I think Megadeath was onto something:
"peace sells, but who's buying?"

10/27/2007 08:30:00 PM  
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10/28/2007 08:34:00 AM  
Blogger CuriosityShop said...

How does it feel to be one of the beautiful people
Now that you know who you are
What do you want ot be and have you travelled very far
Far as the eye can see.
How does it feel to be one of the people
How often have you been there often enough to know
What did you see when you were there nothing that doesn’t show
Baby you’re a rich man
Baby you’re a rich man
Baby you’re a rich man too
You keep all your money in a big brown bag inside the zoo
What a thing to do
Baby you’re a rich man
Baby you’re a rich man
Baby you’re a rich man too.
How does it feel to be one of the beautiful people
Tuned to a natural E
Happy to be that way now that you’ve found another key
What are you going to play
Baby you’re a rich man
Baby you’re a rich man
Baby you’re a rich man too
You keep all your money in a big brown bag inside a zoo
What a thing to do
Baby you’re a rich man
Baby you’re a rich man
Baby you’re a rich man too...

Spirit of the Age, indeed, IC.

But there’s still plenty of old hippies around who see what’s going down AGAIN and I’m old and close to death so they can’t scare me anymore. I stand up and say NO, NO!!

10/28/2007 09:10:00 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Oh, IC, I think we're still communicating though it seems to me that most of what we always do here is this kind of communication: a "whatca got? I'll show you what I've got" sort of thing that can mutually bypass more conversational styles of communication. Puzzle pieces in search of a metanarrative and lots of listening, etc. So attempting to weave more metanarrative...of just where we can see it's going and where the opposition is lining up.

A theme throughout what I posted above implies that attachment to this form of peversely organized society or state politics really is a form of Stockholm Syndrome, a condition of some being unable to find self-identity anymore without their captors. So much of what RI touches upon I think is this strange love/hate attachment to the captors, expectations of them being better though not really mad when they don't act better.

Not knowing another identity except as Greek chorus to our social and environmental tragedies isn't enough particularly since it isn't true that there are options--though future shock passivity encourages people to want to ignore options to a great extent. Some don't even know the options or what a relationship looks like beyond an abuse.

"Stockholm syndrome is a psychological response sometimes seen in an abducted hostage, in which the hostage shows signs of loyalty to the hostage-taker, regardless of the danger (or at least risk) in which the hostage has been placed. Stockholm syndrome is also sometimes discussed in reference to other situations with similar tensions, such as battered person syndrome, rape cases, child abuse cases and bride kidnapping. The syndrome is named after the Norrmalmstorg robbery of Kreditbanken at Norrmalmstorg, Stockholm, Sweden, in which the bank robbers held bank employees hostage from August 23 to August 28 in 1973. In this case, the victims became emotionally attached to their victimizers, and even defended their captors after they were freed from their six-day ordeal.

You know, a lot of the world we live in right now looks a lot like that to me.

Almost all of us are effectively abducted at birth and encouraged to identity and to have dependence upon an increasingly perverse society (your stats above definitely show it) that abuses us and the environment and destroys our jobs all at once (belying that it is 'jobs versus environment, now it's closer to transnational corporate eites versus jobs and the environment. A very small portion of the world works for them...I'll come back with a stat from the detailed Sassen book.

Can a whole society (or most of it) be caught up in a political version of the Stockholm Syndrome?

Many seem to be waking up to their ongoing support or passive support for a self-destructing society, political party, job, etc., and it is making them uncomfortable because they don't know what else to cling to except their captors whether psychically or economically.

You're quite right that people could drop it at any moment if they want, so why concentrate on such evils. Concentrate on solutions. However, most don't even know how to start reconceptualizing themselves or the mess they really are in.

So I think it helps to concentrate on such evils sometimes (instead of just ideas for solutions) because this helps people shake themselves out of what they are truly participating within.

IC said, quoting something I quoted, talk about recursive:

"While professing deep respect for American democracy, Strauss believed that societies should be hierarchical - divided between an elite who should lead, and the masses who should follow..."

IC responded to that with: 'That says it all. You could substitute absolutely any politician/party, analyst, or “philosopher” in this late stage capitalist dance and it would still be true.'

As you would be the first to say, official dissembling is nothing new. I agree with something you said threads ago that nothing about all of this elite malfesiance is novel so on the one hand it's not 'newsworthy' enough. Parapolitics, with state elites linked to organized crime or extralegal behaviors resorted to to keep power 'legally' has been the major form of strange informal elite shadow governmental style for thousands of years.

What is new and newsworthy is the audience to it is global, and that they are all meshing in one global regime of shadow governmental power that can't really play off different groups with "my shadow government is better than your shadow government" anymore. As I think Jose Bove quipped at some anti-corporate globalization protest, "they are the G6, we are six billion." And we're increasingly wired.

Exposed to such shenanigans and (as your stats showed above with inequalities of stunning banality), our increasingly internet-linked populations in the world are asking about dynamics of how such political, material, and ideological clientelism is done and how to get away from it.

It's hard for me sometimes to wrap my head that such passivity is seen in the midst of so many other options (politically, materially, technologically, bioregionally, etc.), so lack of awareness is only part of it. There's this element of fear of really suceeding to be happy in another framework perhaps?

To throw another link in the stinking pot:

Title: "It Was Twenty Years Ago Today,"...That Crowley Drugged World Away: CIA psyops of 1960s-
2006.06.24 05:28
Description: extended comments from Jeff Wells' Rigorous Intuition "v.2.0" post at: --on the CIA infiltration (and creation) of the 1960s, in a right wing attempt to steer culture toward some rather dark goals and keep rock and roll "from going leftist".

It goes with the vote fraud issues very well I think. So with the unpunished Nazis in the USA high politics, by the 1960s the cultural repressions and steering came in. It was parallel with 1964 systemic electioneering, media-performance art of inventing election outcomes, mentioned above. [cite: VoteScam book]

In the wake of the JFK assassination and its contributors, it's a right-wing power plot with everyone still in power right now in the USA involved required to keep their mouth shut...

...then to do so required the further death of RFK wanting to get to the bottom of his brother's death (the moment he got the California Primary for Democratic Ticket in 1968 (and with the Electoral College hunk from California his certain Kennedy Presidency in 1968 mere months later), he was soon killed to stop that.

The previous 1964 Republican ticket saw Nelson Rockefeller attempt to get himself into the Presidency via the Republican Party and he was rebuffed soundly by the grassroots Republicans.

With the Kennedies though, unlike that melodramatic movie link above that attempts to paint a 'white vs. black good elite vs. evil elite world' it's hard to Kennedies great because they were so close to Great Depression bootlegging of alcohol as well as Wall Street financial crimes of Kennedy Senior--which was why FDR put in Kennedy Senior as the first head of the SEC, the fox at the henhouse wouldn't get too interested in protecting the hens...Even FDR was afraid of Kennedy Senior's potential usurpation of him back in the 1930s, and sent him off to the U.K. on an ambassadorship to get him out of the way (my interpretation).

By 1968 Bush-family-sponsored 1950s hanger-on Nixon was the one in and they didn't want another Kennedy vs. Nixon battle so they offed RFK with the Manchurian Candidate patsy Sirhan Sirhan. Despite bullets coming from many other locations simultaneously, just to be sure... Sirhan Sirhan the required sacrificial goat in the passion play was just that 'lone nut' that everyone is required to believe has increasingly infested U.S. politics, as mind control technologies and intentional dissociated personalty sculpting has been perfected.

....A mere two months before rightwingers offed RFK, then there was the assassination of MLK...for upsetting a 'master race's' applecart.

That was done by U.S. agencies as well. Few seems to have ever caught this 1999 court ruling:

Government Found Guilty of Martin Luther King Murder in Federal Court - 12/8/99
author: Ted
Undisclosed conspirators for the governments of the United States, the State of Tennessee, and the City of Memphis were found liable for the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr. on December 8, 1999, in a federal circuit court. The federal government never appealed the decision. The mainstream media in the U.S. never covered the assassination conspiracy verdict, even though the implications of the story were greater than Watergate. The family requested a subsequent independent investigation to be set up by President Bill Clinton (who has since [hypocritically] established office in Harlem), but he refused the request. For anybody who cares about true democracy in America and the world, understanding the state-sponsored assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., is imperative. What it means is that the US Government will conspire to assassinate its own citizens as a matter of political convenience. In the opinion of Dr. William Pepper, who prosecuted the case of the conspiracy to kill MLK, the assassination occured because King had become too vocal and too influential, not just for the cause of civil rights, but against the Vietnam War and the [Neo-nazi] "military-industrial complex."

Hillary knows how the US bread is (guns and) buttered:

Hillary Clinton bucks the trend and rakes in cash from the US weapons industry
author: Leonard Doyle

The Arms industry's strong support for Mrs Clinton indicates that she is their firm favorite to win the Democratic nomination in the spring and the presidential election in November 2008.
The US arms industry is backing Hillary Clinton for President and has all but abandoned its traditional allies in the Republican party. Mrs Clinton has also emerged as Wall Street's favourite. Investment bankers have opened their wallets in unprecedented numbers for the New York senator over the past three months and, in the process, dumped their earlier favourite, Barack Obama.

Mrs Clinton's wooing of the defence industry is all the more remarkable given the frosty relations between Bill Clinton and the military during his presidency. An analysis of campaign contributions shows senior defence industry employees are pouring money into her war chest in the belief that their generosity will be repaid many times over with future defence contracts.

Employees of the top five US arms manufacturers - Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop-Grumman, General Dynamics and Raytheon - gave Democratic presidential candidates $103,900, with only $86,800 going to the Republicans. "The contributions clearly suggest the arms industry has reached the conclusion that Democratic prospectsfor 2008 are very good indeed," said Thomas Edsall, an academic at Columbia University in New York. ..."

It's not just the USA's politics affected with the miltary industrial Stockholm Complex.

The elite commando-culture of the real USA Der Staat with its well funded Goebbels-like mass media distractions, dumbed down population of Morlocks, entertained by psyops became a way of cultural life to the fabric of U.S. social movements:

Feminist Gloria Steinem of the CIA: "Ms. Immanuel Goldstein" attracting/guiding dissent
author: astounding, as not seen on TV
...writer and consulting editor for Ms, which she cofounded in 1972--and CIA background. She became a media darling due to her CIA connections. MS Magazine, which she edited for many years was indirectly funded by the CIA. Steinem has tried to suppress this information, unearthed in the 1970's by a radical feminist group called "Red Stockings", which she was actually observing /witnessing. In 1979, Steinem and her powerful CIA-connected friends, Katharine Graham of the Washington Post and Ford Foundation President Franklin Thomas prevented Random House from publishing it in "Feminist Revolution." Nevertheless the story appeared in the "Village Voice" on May 21, 1979.

THE CIA SPONSORSHIP MEDIA EMPIRE: CIA's Cord Meyers ---> CIA Clay Felker (Esquire Magazine, others) ---> Gloria Steinem (Ms. Magazine) ---> Ms.'s first publisher, Elizabeth Forsling Harris, CIA-connected PR executive/planner of John Kennedy's Dallas motorcade route on which he was assassinated.

So this affects

[1] not just in the U.S. (almost all 'serial killer'TM media scares courtesy and individuals so categorized came from U.S. Army training or had a completely different situation than the U.S. was led to expect, says McGowan's stunning research into mind control and programmed assassins) or

[2] just Europe (Gladio),

[3] though the entire world. [Blum's book Killing Hope (2003); as well as Stockwell's book The Praetorian Guard: the US Role in the New World Order (1991)]

Leftism and/or a more representative localism by winning elections peaceably toward internal full democracy--not just external formal plutocratic democracy Straussians want--would spell the close of a Straussian or even occult world views and easy access to state power for unobserved elite goals. A film about the Straussians I have watched implied that it would be easy for them to insert and sponsor left terrorist groups themselves to destabalize the left internally as well, as was done in using the Gladio Nazi-controlled Red Brigades to carry out leftist destabalization in Italy for instance.

Perhaps nothing is more annoying to a Straussian to be forced to conduct elections or be representative or seeing a multi-ethnic democracy start to work. It's against their natural inclinations to sit idly by and let it work.

Strauss is a package, though an empty package.

He talks about dissembling on official governmental reality--though leaves a position or hole for any group to fill in what the real motivating ideologies are. It's what's stuffed 'inside Strauss' that matters more than Strauss.

And my spiel above is some of the mess stuffed inside its command and control center in the USA.

Strauss's motivating force (his opposition to democracy, against public participation, and against universal civil rights) were readymade for a post-WWII Project Paperclip-groupie rat-packing fellow travellers at the CIA (not all of them) and the organized crime-steered entertainment world to ally to introduce fascism (and introduce steered occultism connected to these entrapment and recruitment operations) structurally behind the scenes.

Steering, wrecking, cauterizing (killing off growths), and grafting is much easier than attempting to have a popular movement supporting the Straussians. They erect themselves over the divisions they create. The trick was to do it without aving a visible social ideology of fascism or at least having a valid external enemy.

However without an enemy anymore in a consolidated transnational corporate world except the corporate elites themselves that destroy more jobs than they create and who destroy more environment than they protect, people are putting two and two together. Then, bam. 9-11. Subject was attempted to be changed. Though 9-11 was really an education of how it's all done in the past and how they will attempt to operate in the future through only more state terror and pretended crocodile tears for helping you out with more 'protection.'

Strauss was always close to cloaked Nazi elitism and mass steered populations in practice, and post 9-11 it's pretty clear given the line up. Look at the major WWII-era U.S. banking families that worked with the Third Reich (like the Bushes) who turn up smirking on top of the American Fourth Reich Anschluss and its attempt to hold The Empire together militarily and financially--against our increasingly multi-centered economic world, with its (bio)regionally-centered environmentalist and economic opposition from all sides.

10/28/2007 10:37:00 AM  
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10/28/2007 12:56:00 PM  
Blogger ericswan said...

FEMA's fake news conference and Arnold's claim to fame out to terminate the "arsonist" that has to be tracked down as the police state needs the work. It all comes down to OT and Holmes pops up right in the middle of Rosh Satan.

The stars are there for a sign. This is the third comet in 11 years to visit this region of Perseus. This is the third comet that X marks the spot right between the eyes of Gorgon.

10/28/2007 12:58:00 PM  
Blogger wwwdotnet said...

On the whole madness theme earlier on –

It is not a sign of good health to be well adjusted to a sick society.
J. Krishnamurti

American Dream, you said about the overlap of crazy and mind controlled. We’re also already in some kind of overlap, as we have been fed so much construct, that madness is present within our society as it is. So I agree, the overlap is there. It’s a cliché, but it is hard to define sane and insane, mind control and influence. It’s all about comparison and contrast, the majority and minority. Could do with another earth out there to peek at.

Galactic Ghoul, I’m really interested in your posts on music and harmonics, could you point me to a good link that would ease me in, introduce to me the basics of this theory of western and non-western harmonics, and what you seem to describe as a suppression of certain notes/scales? You see I am behind on the vocabulary to even ask about it…I follow to a point, and get slightly lost…and if that’s a typical day, what the hell do you do on a Sunday?

IC said-
Does the scandal begin when one child starves to death or when a million children starve to death?

And when does the missing children scam begin? When thousands are taken, or when the wealthier white family’s child is snatched? Seems it is dependent on class and race as well as numbers. And on the numbers front. 42 indeed. But my favorite, is the question. 6 X 9 ?

Nate , oh yes.

RE – SETI ….what ever happened to the disclosure project?

Fletcher said,

Can the ball, that is now rolling be stopped before it gains the momentum to kill humanity?

Is the ball not an aging one? Hopefully the ball will roll, but stop picking up the snow flakes. Then it can melt into old age. I’m hopeful, naively so. But I can’t get past the fact that the elite, these people above are old. They’re going to die. No doubt about that. Need to get these kids to turn the TV off, stop signing up to the army, start educating themselves through their own interest. And countless other things I suppose.

And to end on madness –

If the human race survives, future men will, I suspect, look back on our enlightened epoch as a veritable Age of Darkness... They will see that what was considered 'schizophrenic' was one of the forms in which, often through quite ordinary people, the internal light began to break into our all-too-closed minds.

R.D. Laing

At the end of the day, if the shoe doesn't fit, get some Chorizo.

10/28/2007 01:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IC I try to look at the injustices in the world county by county. USA has roughly 3,111 counties. I believe that 99% of the counties in the world have individuals within that are causing some kind of injustices inside them. In each county there are people who out rank others in governmental authority. When there is injustices committed against the poor within the counties the ones in authority have to deal with this. So if they do nothing about it then they are targeted by the victims or friends of the victims as being evil. Responsibility is placed on whose shoulders? If fingers continue to point only at others within a county who is held accountable? I believe these questions pertain to the ones in authority that are DIRECTLY responsible for violent injustices committed against individuals within their dominion. Who is held responsible? How do we decide who is competent enough to justifiably judge these issues per county? IC do you believe this is where justice might begin? Are the county officials held liable?

great galactic ghoul Belliosto states that the Mahavishnu Orchestra's music is very unique and that anybody who enjoys music may enjoy their uniqueness. That it is a worthwhile endeavor to see if one does enjoy the music of the Mahavishnu Orchestra.

ericswan thank you for your post about the comet Holmes. 3X in Perseus. That is amazing.

Mark thanks again for your posts.

10/28/2007 08:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's an introduction article to my music conspiracy analysis, followed by my general site-sources on the internet:

Further Bushmen sources you can read my "The Biomusic Conspiracy" article at

Dr. Elizabeth Marshall Thomas' book "The Harmless People"

or "Women Like Meat" by Professor Megan Biesele

or the essay "Healing and Transformation" by Dr. Richard Katz in the book "Therapeutic Aspects of Altered States of Consciousness" are three excellent sources for Bushmen healing secrets -- it's the same as qigong.

My information online covers all the ranges of accessibility, writing style, debates, dialog, etc. My old blog is My new blogbook is I have a new article at that links to 3 previous articles.

My masters thesis is linked at along with my bio.

10/28/2007 10:48:00 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

You're welcome.

Here's that video on Strauss I was referring to. We're right now living his movie... How some elites in the West, like Straussians, began to despise democracy and all universalistic "French revolutionary ideals" of citizen participation and equality, and individualism, and how the Straussians neoconservatives teamed up by the 1970s with Islamic groups who believed the same thing.

The Power of Nightmares Part 1: Baby it's Cold Outside - by Adam Curtis
All time views:203,872

The Power of Nightmares Part 2: The Phantom Victory - by Adam Curtis
All time views:57,583
59 min 12 sec - Mar 25, 2007

The Power of Nightmares Part 3: The Shadows in the Cave - by Adam Curtis
59 min 41 sec - Mar 23, 2007

Some annoying things in these official BBC videos are like sticking to blaming "Al-Queda for 9-11".

However, on Strauss/Islamic fundamentalism as ALLIES in reality and in philosophy, and how they are two very minority and very elitist views against their people's desires in both world areas makes it almost priceless cinema in such a media consolidated Goebbels like world selling the "big lie" that Islamic terrorism is the neoconservatives enemy instead of historically having been very chummy reactionaries allied to each other because they both have a seething hatred and contempt for the pro-democratic populations in the West and the Middle East.

10/29/2007 03:35:00 AM  
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10/29/2007 05:19:00 AM  
Blogger ericswan said...

Rosh Satan? Al Ghoul? Algol? Come on, you can't be serious? I'm just now figuring out where some of you are coming from and I suppose I should not be surprised. Rigorous... as in INTELLECTUAL rigor, not intellectual rigor mortis.

BPH...You don't have to work too hard at it Brainpan. I'll tell you where I'm coming from. The ancients mine and yours looked to the heavens when truth was not to be found on the earth.

10/29/2007 09:21:00 AM  
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10/29/2007 09:40:00 AM  
Blogger Derek said...

Hey Drew,

I'm wondering if you can post your Top Ten favorite non-western music selections available for download on iTunes. I'd like to buy them for my iPod and listen to them while I work. (I'm serious!) My pineal gland has been feeling a bit flaccid lately and I'd like to perk it up with some of your female formless awareness--or as I refer to it, when I'm feeling wordy: Blissful Living Love-Radiance of Infinite Divine Being. I'm also really keen to try to give my wife an orgasm from fifty paces (please provide detailed instructions...). I'm pretty sure that such a display of astral suavity would impress the hell out of her and help strengthen the bonds of our marriage.

10/29/2007 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try that interview with Dr. Bradford Keeney. He knows good music when he hears it.

My favorite is Anuradha Paudwal -- her T-series devotional music. You can youtube that info but there's also free downloads if you have real player. I listen to her even while sleeping.

I also like Congotronics -- Konono No. 1 is my favorite because the second C.D. uses western tuning more.

It's hard to find "pure" non-western traditional music. Probably the best bet would be taping records from the library -- older stuff. That's what I did and had friends make me recordings.

So I listen to Ravi Shankar every week plus gamelan music plus Sufi singing plus traditional Chinese music plus Malaysian Temiar healing trance music. Japanese Shakuhachi flute music is excellent. Dagomba drumming from Ghana (recorded by John Chernoff) is amazing. His book, published by U of Chicago, is excellent (he trained for 10 years with them).

OK I dabble with global pop music -- I listen to the "radio K international music show" which has their playlist posted online. There's a record label that's very grassroots combo of pop and traditional -- something like Sublime Sounds.... I'll find it.

My new article is published at

10/29/2007 12:34:00 PM  
Blogger Fructedor said...

Drew - thanks for some really good info - I'll be following up as much as possible. I've been loving Indian raga music for years, and for the last fifteen years, I've been listening principally to what is called 'ethnic' music. The info on pre-modern tunings is really interesting, and helps me understand why I have always felt uncomfortable with piano music and particularly with the use of the awful organ in church music. Back later - thanks again.

Best wishes

10/29/2007 04:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brainpanhandler one star out of an endless amount and you are figuring some of us out? Do you believe that the Holmes Comet is outdated and a dead issue because it was first discovered in 1892? How do you explain the unusual brightness of this comet in recent days? Amateur astronomers are digging it. Maybe you can get hip to it too. There is no harm done if you do. Have you gone to the Grand Canyon man? Like it is totally amazing. This wonder of the world is so awe inspiring it reminds me of a bright glowing comet blasting past our planet in outer space man. It's dynamite.

I'm beginning to see also that the alien picture in the cult of Lam is me. Our culture views people like me as alien to be sure. I could not agree more. I just hope that I do not read in the papers one day that a regular poster at RI flips out and kills a wife of some government official or something. Handicapped people are accepted as aliens too. Deaf, blind, unable to walk, Down's Syndrome, Alzheimer's Disease, etc... I guess I'm in good company after all!!

We should never talk bad about corrupted local officials in our own localities because they are not Billionaire bankers. Let them have their fun it's just our tax money. I am wondering whether or not corruption exists in foreign lands as to deprive people of food and the like? I am assuming that this is the case. Maybe I am wrong and so apologize. How do we know who is victimizing who in foreign lands? I could steal a bunch of food and then blame a philanthropist for not donating enough while welcoming consumers in a rich part of town to my grand opening as a grocery store owner. Each county has its own unique situation and circumstances. There may not be corrupted government officials in some of these counties but there is some kind of corruption going on. Who is responsible for taking care of the victims of corruption in all these counties. The United Nations? That's going pretty high up is it not? These local county officials are also victims of personal greed. They can and have tapped into all kinds of money and donations and use them for themselves. Is this reality?

10/29/2007 05:13:00 PM  
Blogger Sounder said...

BPH, I'd like an order of deep perspective to go along with the catty remarks, please.

10/29/2007 06:23:00 PM  
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10/29/2007 07:48:00 PM  
Blogger Sounder said...

No, no, no BPH, -so sorry. I very much liked your earlier posts, I simply felt that given all that curiosityshop has brought to the conversation (over time), you had no call to say 'no longer have much of a stake in life'. I mean shit man, if a person can maintain an aware attitude even as they age, it is because they ARE invested in life, all life.

10/29/2007 09:40:00 PM  
Blogger ericswan said...

BPH..The corduary road she goes bumpity bump.

10/29/2007 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously brainpanhandler I should not have been so public about how enjoyable the news of three comets buzzing through the constellation Perseus is to me but it is. The comets being a sign from a creator god I can't answer. No one to my knowledge has made a claim to divine the future based on the Holmes Comet sightings. I never did. Based on this fact there was never a reason to judge me the way you did. I think that this is clear now. I am serious when I compare the Grand Canyon to the glow of a bright shining comet as being awe inspiring. Absolutely no fear of embarrassment there. I enjoyed your Grand Canyon story.

ericswan you posted: The stars are for a sign. The Zodiac signs go back to the foundation of the world. The word Zodiac means the degrees or steps, which mark the stages of the sun's path through the heavens, corresponding to the twelve months. Like in the Temples of Denderah, and Esneh in Egypt. The Babylonian "Creation Tablets" refer to them as well. Not only are the stars for signs, they are for seasons, and for days, and for years. The sun, moon, and stars are for the Cycles of time not the four seasons. The appointed times. If you are interested there are ten of them. I'm sorry if I am being too wordy. This may be of some value to the students of musical notes and harmony.

1. The cycle of 24 hours for the day, an evening and morning.

2. The revolutions of the Moon round the earth.

3. The lunar cycle, which began at the same moment as the solar cycle.

4. The daily revolution of the Sun, which places him on the meridian at noon each day.

5. The Solar Cycle, coinciding with the first of the seven years of lunar motion and repeating itself every 365 days.

6. The beginning of a Week of seven days on the first day of the week, of the first month of the first year of the first solar cycle.

7. The first Eclipse of a cycle of eighteen years and eleven days, to which the ancient astronomers gave the name of Saros; each Saros containing an average of seventy eclipses, divided into two portions of 594 years and 666 years, making together 1,260 years.

8. Besides these, there is the period of the Heliacal risings of Sirius, in a cycle of 162 years.

9. The Transits of Venus,

10. And the grand cycle known as the Precession of the Equinoxes.

Did they have a given simultaneous start? They are all different; not concentric. They are like a number of hoops of different sizes hanging from a nail.

I know of this but am not a Master of this. I am glad to share this teaching of the ancients.

10/29/2007 11:56:00 PM  
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10/30/2007 03:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like the plague eh... The subject of raiding the District of Columbia is a very old dream which requires the backing of authoritative military leaders who have the firepower and support from their soldiers. This is an old thought of just raiding the people in authority and deal with it as it comes. Old News. The fight is or was in the courts with laws that men fought for to make sure that we could have the pursuit of happiness today. And to fight, fight, fight like militia men is for what purpose? To reestablish the laws that we have now to enforce? The fights for freedom are or were in the courtrooms. May I suggest to you that you apply the same vigor in criticism when judging the very beliefs that you condone. It is competent, mature and especially time consuming because of the work involved. I realize that you are pissed brainpanhandler. What do you think that we are cowards for not attacking D.C.? When the laws are actually worthy to keep us free we have to enforce these laws in the courts. Again men fought long and hard so that the laws would keep us free. These laws are still available to us to use in the courts. If going outside the laws that keep us free is going to benefit us it makes no sense. Then what? Reestablish laws to keep us free? It is insanity.

If a raid on D.C. would occur it would have the one hundred percent support from government agencies in D.C. and these same agencies would be the puppetmasters of the raid on the federal government(itself). So the peoples revolution would be a farce from the beginning and there would be more dead people on the streets. These peoples revolutions have a reputation for killing off a lot of people. The aristocracy lives on while the gullible are blind and believe in the lies that their prideful hearts want to believe. You have to forgive me for I am very tired right now. So I can relate to your anger. I think most of us here can. No use in looking down on others here. You are your own worst enemy.

10/30/2007 05:19:00 AM  
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10/30/2007 05:43:00 AM  
Blogger Sounder said...

Mark said....

“A theme throughout what I posted above implies that attachment to this form of peversely organized society or state politics really is a form of Stockholm Syndrome, a condition of some being unable to find self-identity anymore without their captors. So much of what RI touches upon I think is this strange love/hate attachment to the captors, expectations of them being better though not really mad when they don't act better.”

If we are to break our attachment to these dysfunctional structures, we will first have developed a suitable replacement. Our next meta-narrative should make clear the source of our current dysfunction, and be structured in such a way that makes it difficult to co-opt the forms of expression of the new outlook. I am (rather) confident of the substance within my ontological position, yet few have seen the implications of what I have to say. It must be the case that I need more patience and practice in communicating.

10/30/2007 06:40:00 AM  
Blogger ericswan said...

BPH...I am aware of others who are making prophetic insinuations about comet Holmes and it's not good news unless you're willing to take that bumpy road. I've read where some believe a comet that came close to the earth is responsible for all the oil we find on the planet. McCanney was the author and his hypothesis is at his website.

Yeats served as a Conservative in parliament. His perspective is nearly 180 degrees away from mine.

Here is a link to all things Irish and may I recommend the link to Rense radio interview as a starting point or Sun King for a read.

Concerning the dire predictions of the Holmes comet, see Sorcha Faal here.

Michael Tsarion is the author of the first link. I haven't read the book as it will be published later this year but the interview points to that bumpy road he is on in the radio interview.

The corduroy road was common in these parts just 100 years ago. It consisted of dirt roads (as the first paved road was in Banff National Park circa 1921) and logs were placed side by side over the bogs and other wet spots to allow for carts and wagons and oxen and horses to move people around. Things can change Brainpanhandler.

10/30/2007 10:01:00 AM  
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10/30/2007 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can you find the WAVE of LOVE?

10/30/2007 11:22:00 AM  
Blogger iridescent cuttlefish said...

If it is true that at some point in the relatively recent past more "communication" was taking place here are you suggesting that The Spirit of the Age changes with such extreme rapidity? Are you sure that your observation that there are some that seem to not even bother to listen to what is being said is not a projection of your own desires?


No, I’m not sure about any of it—the nuances of that observation, that is—other than the fact that this unraveling is no projection of my desires. I don’t like it at all. You’re right, of course, that many people are still reading, still opening the windows of their minds to the many thoughtstreams slipping and spewing by, but most of those are silent readers, which is fine.

What’s lacking is the application of all we’ve learned--the tiny universe contained in a molecule of dirt under one of fingernails of God’s angels which, while miniscule in the Scheme of Things, is certainly enough to change What Is.

We know The Show is a sham; we know that we could heal the earth’s wounds and create a world based on the certain knowledge that all is one, that consciousness is not unique to bipedal, naked apes…that the closed system upon which the modern world is built is a sick fantasy…but instead we ride the blatherscape coaster without ever getting off long enough to start building and healing and unbinding our souls.

Now I am projecting. I need to get off my ass, off this spectating arena seat and breathe life into my projects. Oh, I’ve begun to do things in the world, contacts made, speeches given, enthusiasm drummed up,etc., but the first village is still virtual at this point and this cannot go on any longer.

My fear now is that all spirit that informs these projects—that the world is renewable—will wither and die in the face of the ill winds that are beginning to blow. A recession is coming, a cracking of the whip of scarcity. It’s awfully hard to promote abundance when the spectre of hunger looms even on the doorstep of the special, fattened herd.

I’m listening to Paul Krugman on NPR yesterday talking about fixing the Bush years by returning to the economic policies of Clinton, as if they weren’t both part of the same matrix of manipulation. Never once did he mention the fact that half the world doesn’t have access to a fucking toilet much less some sort of social security net.

We can’t begin to dismantle the scarcity regime until we recognize that no privileged caste, class or nation has any more right to resources than the poorest members of the most exploited class of human beings. If economies of abundance seem counterintuitive now, what’s going to happen when the happy herd has to tighten its belt?

Our empathy, the only real weapon/tool/sound foundation we have, we be sorely tested.

Yeah, Mark, you're right, too. We are still trying. And yes, Movie Girl, you also have a golden nugget in that open palm of yours, despite the fact that the CIA thought they could control the expansion of consciousness with the standard mafioso control of prohibited substances. Little did they realize that once a door is opened, you don't need the "key" any more. There's an ancient Norse proverb to that affect (Ir sa tur...)

10/30/2007 11:24:00 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

I've typically posted either near suicidally-inducing historical posts about the shit we are in, combined with annoying if not shocking examples of real world solutions that already exist.

This post is for the latter. Though first a segway into the biotic/abiotic debate, with 'peak oil' a good example of the kind of political level Stockholm Syndrome described above.

The only evidence for the methane and petroleum deposits that has accumulated is that their formation is abiotic:

1. In September, the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published an interesting study by a distinguished group of academics (as opposed to the oil industry spokesmen that the Stockholm Syndrome Peakers routinely cite): "We present in situ observations of hydrocarbon formation via carbonate reduction at upper mantle pressures and temperatures. Methane was formed [ABIOTICALLY] from FeO, CaCO3-calcite, and water at pressures between 5 and 11 GPa and temperatures ranging from 500°C to 1,500°C. The results are shown to be consistent with multiphase thermodynamic calculations based on the statistical mechanics of soft particle mixtures. The study demonstrates THE EXISTENCE OF ABIOGENIC PATHWAYS for the formation of hydrocarbons in the Earth's interior and suggests that the hydrocarbon budget of the bulk Earth may be larger than conventionally assumed." here: Don't believe me, believe the National Academy of Sciences of the United States:

Or of course you go go on believing the hydra-headed Rockefeller family oil corporations. You're choice. Stockholm Syndrome raises its head once more...

To get in more detail: An experiment creating oil compounds from such abiotic pathways has recently been successful, further verifying this: "NOBEL PRIZE WINNER publishes data on Abiotic Pressured Rocks into Methane Hydrocarbons," published in Harvard Magazine, data from professor of the Chemistry department,..."[R]esearch coauthored by Dudley Herschbach, Baird Research Professor of Science and recipient of the 1986 Nobel Prize in chemistry, questions thinking/disinformation on the 'biotic oil' theory. Published last fall in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the study describes how investigators combined three abiotic (non-living) materials -- water (H2O), limestone (CaCO3), and iron oxide (FeO) -- and crushed the mixture together with the same intense pressure found deep below the earth's surface. This process created methane (CH4), the major component of natural gas. ...[A]ssertions about methane and oil really caught Herschbach's attention. "He said there wasn't much chance that you could do a laboratory experiment to test this," Herschbach reports. "And I thought, 'Holy smoke! We could do this with the diamond anvil cell.'" And they did. Poof. Methane.

For those that want the detail another group of petroleum geologists throw down the gauntlet and say biotic oil is a B.S. disinfo story:

2. "Natural Petroleum: NO Connection With Biological Matter; abiotic oil noted by oil industry,: published by peer reviewed Energia, in 2001. Seems oil industry publications up to four years ago got around to exposing the intermixed depopulation/artificial high-price structure of the oil market, as an energy scam on their own! Good for them. However, of coruse in a society run by spin, that's about the time when people began to trumpet the unscientific peak oil Stockholm Syndrome concept....Published in Energia, 2001, 22/3, 26-34. "The claims which have traditionally been put forward to argue a connection between natural petroleum and biological matter have been subjected to scientific scrutiny and have been established to be baseless." or commentary here.
Jeff, if you were really rigorous instead of a Stockholm Syndrome hanger on, you would have removed all your peak oil links long ago, or at least linked to abiotic analysis as well.

However, screw abotic oil.

Even abiotic oil still would create massive externalities of unrequired carbon dioxide greenhouse gas emissions and other heavy metals that seep into it over the millenia underground. There's truly more freaking energy than we know what do do with in the world. We are never going to physically run out of anything, and instead it will be (as it always has been in human history I would argue) an issue of material political clientelism and repression of solutions designed to maintain political power through centralization by enforced artificial scarcity instead of lack of solutions.


Here's another solution related to sonics to keep that thread/theme alive that blows the roof off previous conceptions.

To recap, I've mentioned something before about mimicking bird sonics as a free fertilizer (Sonic Bloom, google it up), and multiple working examples of the healing potential in various frequencies currently working worldwide (that sonic-based 'qigong 'infrasound' machine' utilized in China; the sonic frequency based Cymatic Instrument originally from the U.K. by Dr. Guy Peter Manners; and the low gauss harmonized electromagnetics Vibe machine originally from the USA, not sonics though the same principles).

Fourthly,....introducing....the latest healing technology featured at Commodity Ecology:

Regrow your teeth by 2008 with ultrasound. On the market by 2008, it says? Canadian invention. Obviously the massive crop of toothless Canadian hockey players endangering the stability of Canadian society was the cultural pain that led to this breakthrough? ;-)

A new Canadian tool can re-grow teeth say inventors, with ultrasound treatment

Wednesday, June 28, 2006 (AFP)

Snaggle-toothed hockey players and sugar lovers may soon rejoice as Canadian scientists said they have created the first device able to re-grow teeth and bones.

The researchers at the University of Alberta in Edmonton filed patents earlier this month in the United States for the tool based on low-intensity pulsed ultrasound technology after testing it on a dozen dental patients in Canada.

"Right now, we plan to use it to fix fractured or diseased teeth, as well as asymmetric jawbones, but it may also help hockey players or children who had their tooth knocked out," Jie Chen, an engineering professor and nano-circuit design expert, told AFP.

Chen helped create the tiny ultrasound machine that gently massages gums and stimulates tooth growth from the root once inserted into a person's mouth, mounted on braces or a removable plastic crown.

The wireless device, smaller than a pea, must be activated for 20 minutes each day for four months to stimulate growth, he said.

It can also stimulate jawbone growth to fix a person's crooked smile and may eventually allow people to grow taller by stimulating bone growth, Chen said.

Tarek El-Bialy, a new member of the university's dentistry faculty, first tested the low-intensity pulsed ultrasound treatment to repair dental tissue in rabbits in the late 1990s.

His research was published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and later presented at the World Federation of Orthodontics in Paris in September 2005.

With the help of Chen and Ying Tsui, another engineering professor, the initial massive handheld device was shrunk to fit inside a person's mouth.

It is still at the prototype stage, but the trio expects to commercialize it within two years, Chen said.

The bigger version has already received approvals from American and Canadian regulatory bodies, he noted.


Set your teeth into this (Bring on the bad puns. The worse the better):


commenting on the PRINCIPLE to make it clear:

This gives a whole new meaning to tickling DNA with frequencies to make it activate or to self-heal. This dentists invention may turn out to be a key general technology for bodily regrowth applications. Implications of bodily regrowth (of anything 'you're not supposed' to have extra sets of) shows the body has the potential to regrow virtually anything if stimulated. I have read that sometimes people have regrown third sets of teeth naturally after very severe mouth trauma, showing that something bodily occurred to 'click' this on on the body without external sonics.

The technology implications for us mere mere mortals lends toward conceptions of immorality...

I can picture adapting such ideas of this mere tooth regrow application with the cymatic specific frequencies of particular organs already tabulated out by Yale University researchers by the 1970s. What that means is what if you could regrow or be aided in regrowing your own diseased organs simply by tickling your DNA sonically to make another organ on demand in the right place?

After all, DNA houses your whole blueprint. DNA replication over time is like a xerox machine though, copies of copies of copies increasingly blurry and indistict and full of errors in the copying process itself. Digitizing DNA information for individuals for later 'recouperation' of youthful organs from 'better copies' might increasingly be part of this technology as well? Making medicine entirely individualized INSTEAD of a commodity form that leads to corruption?

The applications of this tooth-specific technology opens a whole novel realm of healing and self-healing without commodity based allopathic medicine, exactly like all the other machines mentioned above.

GGG: go into psychic healing with your gifts if true instead of just throwing orgasms around. If you set your mind to it I'm sure you could make teeth grow out of a rock or something or be a modern day shaman.

IC said:

"I’m listening to Paul Krugman on NPR yesterday talking about fixing the Bush years by returning to the economic policies of Clinton,...

Sounds like stand up comedy. You mean the NAFTA thing that Clinton signed off on (as different or exactly like Bush I's GATT and Bush II's FTAA)? Krugman is stupid here and is falling for the old bait and switch two party 'system' (not democracy) of the U.S. Pity. I've often wondered what would happen if Krugman started talking how silly peak oil is or 9-11's official story. He would be out of the official media (that has only become a 'blog of the elite') faster than Rosie O'Donnell.

10/30/2007 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The book "Taoist Yoga: Alchemy and Immortality" trans. by Charles Luk gives very specific information about how to regrow teeth so it's a long known ability.

The issue, in terms of conspiracy, is "spiral unity" -- as Taoist Yoga states -- the Absolute that does not radiate spirit-vitality is only relative absolute and therefore empty -- dead.

Science is based on relative absolute since the logic of science relies on "containing" infinity through left-brain mathematics.

Natural healing, instead, relies on logical inference of the source of the I-thought -- LISTENING -- which then enables light to natural radiate as the YANG upper half of the body vitality descends (through meditation) to join the YIN lower half of the body.

This creates "prenatal vitality" that transcends the power of the moon and sun -- it's true emptiness that radiates energy, because it's created from FEMALE formless awareness, also called the Dragon Gate.

An excellent biography of someone trained in this philosophy is the book "Opening the Dragon Gate."

Science, in stead, promotes increased levels of destructive technology and materialistic desire (without the love energy that is created through natural healing).

So the reliance on techno-fixes is still part of the Freemason conspiracy, while ecology relies on growth from within that enables radiance from female formless awareness.

Sony is relying on ultrasound technology to create a Matrix-type reality (that they recently patented). the Mayo Clinic relies on ultrasound technology to kill brain cancer (since only ultrasound enables precise energy focus).

These are just band-aid Liberal Imperialist tactics to divert people from the root of the problem.

10/30/2007 01:36:00 PM  
Blogger Doctor Metropolis said...

Hey Jeff, your a brilliant juggler of the mundane and the paranormal. I always enjoy your work. I do take a bit of wry wincing when the teacher declares a total loss in cognition of his students. I work at a college where the bulk of our student body is straight from the urban youth who left high school just a year ago. They are engaged in high demand classes here including Languages, Math upper level, Science, Engineering, and the Arts. The teacher may have had a slack pack to deal with, but here the students are bright, hip, motivated and socially awake about the state of world(s) they live in. They are composed of a wide range of cultural backgrounds and strata. So, I guess my point is that the youth of today have an army of monsters trying to tear them down, but many many of them still find a way to rise and thrive.

10/30/2007 06:18:00 PM  
Blogger Sounder said...

I love sounds,

yet I love silence much more-

all the better to hear the sounds.

10/30/2007 07:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Small Universe -- which is the foundation practice for alchemy -- aka "the microcosmic orbit" is also called:


10/30/2007 07:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a reply to a post I made about spring forest qigong over at taobums (the couple typos are not mine):

Thanks for sharing the info. I have been practicing Spring Forest for a month and results are truly noticeable. My first experience with energy was while traveling on a plane fromIndia to LA when I met an Indian Master ( who practiced Traditional Tantra. I developed sickness and this guy placed his hands on my stomach. The pain disappeared in a while followed by sensations of deep fiery energy splashing in my spine. The bliss was overpowering though. Unfortunately I could not get in touch with him again. But the sensations continued to occur repeatedly and one night in a dream, the same person appeared and advised me to learn Chi Kung. I was wondering what it was when a neighbor told me she was taking a Chi Kung workshop by Master Chunyi Lin. Chunyi diagnosed the problem as Kundalini awakening and told me if was a powerful shaktipat that had happened to me and gave me specific exercises to balance energy. In a week, the unbearable energy was gone and calmness came back.

10/30/2007 07:42:00 PM  
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10/30/2007 08:08:00 PM  
Blogger AJ said...


A lot of good questions.
If I may respond with (admittedly) what little I know with the following concerning oil:

"it is in their best interests to report their reserves.. "

An excellent point. But if we are really experiencing the decline of oil, would it not be in their best interests to develop some other form of sellable energy and shove it down our throats?
The idea of scarcity actually has added to their revenues.

"If hydrocarbon deposits are self replenishing then what do you believe we are really doing in Iraq?"

Whether or not oil is fossil or abiotic is irrelevant when it comes to this question.
There is good cause to believe that securing all known (and inexpensive) reserves is part and parcel to control.
I believe there are larger stakes at play than just that however.

" why hasn’t the mainstream media begun pumping out the propaganda..

They have. Crossing the Rubicon, a multitude of stories on the rising energy demands of China, the world, generation X.. ad naseum.

" a means for beginning a campaign of mass eugenics "

Wouldn't doubt THAT for a second. After all, farms in the third world need tractors to plow the dirt too.
As a main reason? No, just a fringe benefit.

And now after all is said and done, and Al got his Nobel the world finally believes that "Global Warming" is real , except of course president Bush who is told not to, so it appears he has his own opinion occasionally.

Get ready for a new and improved "oil/gas/heating" tax so the world can "go green" as soon as possible.

Yea right.

OK. You've heard my rant. One other silly comment and I'll go. IF oil, is really fossil fuel, then how many plants/animals where there just a few million years ago? We've pumped this black goo for how many years??

Jeff-glad you're back. We appreciate what you're doing here.

10/30/2007 09:12:00 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

"If hydrocarbon deposits are self replenishing then what do you believe we are really doing in Iraq? Is our interest in the Middle East not spurred by the regions oil deposits?"

If I have time I'll post more, though I think you might find the hyperdocumented Greg Palast reading here may explain another view of why the U.S. is in the Middle East and why it has been there for 100 years. It's not just the energy. It's the profits. It's a geopolitics to dominate and subvert the use of the oil instead of really pump it. (My point about political power coming throgh material clientelism above). And profits of the global corporate oil master can't allow the oil to be pumped from every country that has it to develop on their own and thus endager both US/UK centric geopolitics as well as massive profits of oil.

Palast's view, of which I concur, is that it's blood for NO OIL [i.e., keep it from being pumped].

AUDIO FILE: Blood For No Oil

59 min - Sep 2, 2006 - (85 ratings)

Title: Keeping Iraq's Oil in the Ground, Since 1927: Did U.S. invade to tap oil or to sit on it?
Author: the extra $89 billion a year question

Date: 2006.06.14 10:28
Description: Detailed history of administrating the price of oil with some extra comments. Instead of pumping it, what is key is making money off it which can be completely opposed to pumping it as the case may be...This is an excerpt from Palast's lastest book of investigative journalism, _Armed Madhouse, with extra comments to some previous IMC links. "The oil majors had a better use for Iraq's oil than drilling it--not drilling it. The oil bigs had bought Iraq's concession to seal it up and keep it off the market. To please his buyers' wishes, Mr. 5% spread out a big map of the Middle East on the floor of a hotel room in Belgium and drew a thick red line around the gulf oil fields, centered on Iraq. All the oil company executives, gathered in the hotel room, signed their name on the red line -- vowing not to drill, except as a group, within the red-lined zone. No one, therefore, had an incentive to cheat and take red-lined oil. All of Iraq's oil, sequestered by all, was locked in, and all signers would enjoy a lift in worldwide prices....This systematic suppression of Iraq's production, begun in 1927, has never ceased."

The US/UK overthrew Iran in the 1950s when the Iranians started realizing that the international oil majors with the contracts to "pump Iranian oil" were doing the exact opposite. They were intentionally drilling in places where there was no oil, and telling the Iranians, 'sorry, no oil there.:


"The following was written three decades ago:

Although its original concession of March 14, 1925, covered all of Iraq, the Iraq Petroleum Co., under the owner- ship of BP (23.75%), Shell (23.75%), CFP [of France] (23.75%), Exxon (11.85%), Mobil (11.85%), and [Calouste] Gulbenkian (5.0%), limited its production to fields constituting only one-half of 1 percent of the country's total area. During the Great Depression, the world was awash with oil and greater output from Iraq would simply have driven the price down to even lower levels.

Plus ça change...

When the British Foreign Office fretted that locking up oil would stoke local nationalist anger, BP-IPC agreed privately to pretend to drill lots of wells, but make them absurdly shallow and place them where, wrote a company manager, "there was no danger of striking oil." This systematic suppression of Iraq's production, begun in 1927, has never ceased. In the early 1960s, Iraq's frustration with the British-led oil consortium's failure to pump pushed the nation to cancel the BP-Shell-Exxon concession and seize the oil fields. Britain was ready to strangle Baghdad [that wanted to pump its oil 'for real' instead of for 'pretend'], but a cooler, wiser man in the White House, John F. Kennedy, told the Brits to back off. President Kennedy refused to call Iraq's seizure an "expropriation" akin to Castro's seizure of U.S.-owned banana plantations. [Perhaps another of the 100,000 rationales that the oil majors wanted to off Kennedy, Kennedy was moving to remove their tax subdieis and their very lucrative oil depletion alloances in U.S. law. then Novem 23, 1963 happened--and it circles back to my original post far above in this thread in a very preditable way.] Kennedy's view was that Anglo-American companies had it coming to them because they had refused to honor their legal commitment to drill.

But the freedom Kennedy offered the Iraqis to drill their own oil to the maximum was swiftly taken away from them by their Arab brethren. [And Palast notes that the U.S. oil majors are 'working to enhance OPEC", i.e., working with them. Listen/watch this. I've posted this link before:

Greg Palast on The Alex Jones Report
54 min - Aug 29, 2006 - (37 ratings)
.Alex Jones welcomes Greg Palast live in studio to discuss high crimes and misdemeanors of the corporate elite

Back to Palast:

"...The OPEC cartel, controlled by Saudi Arabia, capped Iraq's production at a sum equal to Iran's, though the Iranian reserves are far smaller than Iraq's. The excuse for this quota equality between Iraq and Iran was to prevent war between them. It didn't. [Thanks to GHWB's Ambassador to Iraq, April Glaspie, who told Saddam that he could do what he wanted about invading Kuwait--which gave Iraq/Saddam (U.S. ally after all, CIA stooge on the scene) the green light, however, then the U.S. turned around and attacked Iraq and Saddam over it.]

To keep Iraq's Ba'athists from complaining about the limits, Saudi Arabia simply bought off the leaders by funding Saddam's war against Iran and giving the dictator $7 billion for his "Islamic bomb" program. [And the Bushes and the Saudis are very tight.]

In 1974, a U.S. politician broke the omerta over the suppression of Iraq's oil production. It was during the Arab oil embargo that Senator Edmund Muskie revealed a secret intelligence report of "fantastic" reserves of oil in Iraq undeveloped because U.S. oil companies refused to add pipeline capacity. Muskie, who'd just lost a bid for the Presidency, was dubbed a "loser" and ignored. The Iranian bombing of the Basra fields (1980-88) put a new kink in Iraq's oil production. Iraq's frustration under production limits explodes periodically. "

Keeping Iraq's oil in the ground, to the present:

In other words, same old story. If the U.S. blew up pipelines in 1991 in Iraq, they are at it once more in 2003 to the present.

Title: US Special Forces mem. admits U.S./U.N. set Kuwaiti Oil Fires in 1991
Author: repost
Date: 2004.11.25 09:21
Description: During the past six years, the American Gulf War Veterans Association has received numerous reports from veterans stating that US forces--including Navy Seals, Marine Force Recon, and Delta Force--were responsible for the setting of the oil well fires at the end of the Gulf War. One veteran has now stepped forward and given a detailed account of how he and others in special teams, moved forward of the front, behind enemy lines ahead of US forces, set explosive and incendiary charges on the well heads, and remained hidden until after the charges were remotely detonated and US forces advanced beyond their position. "We were mustered into the briefing tent at which point a gentleman whom I first had thought to be an American... but I was concerned because he was wearing a UN uniform and insignias, began to brief us on the operation." We've had five, four other reports of people similar that have brought this to our attention. "A little known fact about the Gulf War is that one month before the Declaration of War on December 15th, 1990, Secretary of State, James Baker, signed the US Army report from the 352nd Civil Affairs Command on the New Kuwait (unclassified, and therefore available to those interested). This report describes in detail how extensively Kuwait will be destroyed, how the oil wells will be set on fire, and then how it will all be rebuilt 'better than before', with despotism, rather than democracy, even more strongly entrenched than it had been before. The report includes a list of US corporations who are to be assigned the profitable task of rebuilding Kuwait and extinguishing the oil well fires, as well as the Arab names they will be operating under." The Bush's corrupt scheme included driving from Kuwait competing energy companies such as the giant Deutsche Babcock conglomerate... [This driving out the competition theme continues: it reeks of the 2002 secretive Cheney "energy planning documents" planning U.S. energy with a list of foreign energy corporations interested in Iraq, long before U.S. invasion there] link:

Immediately after the U.S. took control in 2003, you see the same things occurring as claims of U.S. oil sabotage back in 1991: complete raised earth tactics charged off to 'rebels' and 'loyalists' for Iraq when the Americans are in charge. The Americans said the same thing back in 1991, blaming the assuredly American-set oil fires (see document quote below) on the Iraqis.

Same thing starts as in 1991, immediately in 2003:

Author: AFP
Date: 2003.08.01 04:07
Description: "It was a crude oil pipeline going from Kirkuk to Baiji," Majid Mamuni, general director in charge of pipelines at the refinery, said Friday. "I think it was sabotage," he added.

Title: Iraq Oil Exports Up In Flames -- Again
Author: Sky News
Date: 2003.08.17 12:53
Description: The main oil pipeline linking northern Iraq to the Turkish terminal of Ceyhan was hit by an explosion on Friday near the town of Baiji, about 125 miles north of the capital Baghdad.

Author: The Associated Press
Date: 2003.12.22 12:02
Description: Insurgents [sic] attacked pipelines and an oil storage depot in three parts of Iraq, setting fires that blazed for hours and lost millions of gallons of oil, officials and media reported Sunday, as the country faced a critical fuel shortage. Rebels [sic] firing rocket-propelled grenades hit storage tanks in southern Baghdad on Saturday, creating fires that burned about 2.6 million gallons of gasoline, said Issam Jihad, a spokesman for the Oil Ministry. Also Saturday, a pipeline exploded in the al-Mashahda area 15 miles north of Baghdad, in what Jihad called ``an act of sabotage.''
[Yes, though whose sabotage, given U.S. history to keep Iraq exporting its oil since 1927?]
``The explosion led to the destruction of (part of) the pipeline and to the leakage of vast quantities of oil products,'' Jihad said. He said he had no immediate information about another reported attack on oil pipelines in northern Iraq. Al-Jazeera television reported Sunday that large fires were burning following attacks Saturday on four pipelines in the area between Tikrit and Beji. But an AP stringer reported seeing four fires blazing from pipelines further north, between Beji and Mosul, about 250 miles north of Baghdad.

Title: 20 Iraq Oil Pipelines Attacked
Author: Abbas Fayadh
Date: 2004.08.26 09:37
Description: Saboteurs [sic] have attacked about 20 oil pipelines in southern Iraq, reducing exports from the key oil producing region by at least one third, a top oil official said Thursday. Oil exports out of southern Iraq average about 1.85 million barrels a day. The oil official said Wednesday's sabotage cut exports to 1.2 million barrels.

You can still make money from fire though:

Title: Cheney gets $1m from firm with Iraq oil deal
Author: R. Bryce in Austin ; J. Borger in Washington
Date: 2003.03.11 10:53
Description: Halliburton, the Texas company which has been awarded the Pentagon's contract to put out potential oil-field fires in Iraq and which is bidding for postwar construction contracts, is still making annual payments to its former chief executive, the vice-president Dick Cheney.

Title: Cheney oil firm widens Iraq role
Author: Oliver Burkeman: The Guardian
Date: 2003.05.08 09:23
Description: Kellogg Brown and Root, a Halliburton subsidiary, is pumping up oil despite earlier claims that its contract with the American government was for fighting oil fires, a spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers told the Guardian.,12271,951385,00.html

Date: 2003.04.24 09:39
Description: Their main concern is [both destroying oil fields and then] putting oilfields back in operation rapidly to subsidize [themselves in the] costs of occupying Iraq. Insuring this process will move quickly, DoD awarded a noncompetitive, multimillion-dollar contract to Halliburton, the Houston-based oil-services firm once headed by Dick Cheney to fight fires and repair damage in the oilfields and begin the task of rehabilitation. In coming months other US oil-services firms, including Fluor and Bechtel (both with close ties to the Administration), will be invited to bid for even more lucrative contracts to rebuild Iraq's oil infrastructure.

Halliburton was involved in the 'rebuild' after the U.S. destruction of the oil fields in Iraq in 1991 as well. It was all planned out beforehand of course. Complicated logistics like sabotaging a whole state and people's wealth leaves a paper trail:

"A little known fact about the Gulf War is that one month before the Declaration of War on December 15th, 1990, Secretary of State, James Baker, signed the US Army report from the 352nd Civil Affairs Command on the New Kuwait (unclassified, and therefore available to those interested). This report describes in detail how extensively Kuwait will be destroyed, how the oil wells will be set on fire, and then how it will all be rebuilt 'better than before', with despotism, rather than democracy, even more strongly entrenched than it had been before. The report includes a list of US corporations who are to be assigned the profitable task of rebuilding Kuwait and extinguishing the oil well fires, as well as the Arab names they will be operating under."

[Whistleblower] description of how the small Gulf emirate's oil wells went up in flames [in Kuwait] matches the statements of the Iraqi government, whose top officials have long disclaimed responsibility for this incendiary sabotage operation. "We did not set the oil fields on fire," said then-Iraqi Oil Minister Osama al-Hiti, June 1992. "Why should we? Where was the profit?"

Here was someone else's profit though. Halliburton's. Oh, by the way, Halliburton was charged with cleaning up depleted uranium stuff back in 1991 as well.

What is Halliburton then?

Only the main supplier (through its current subsidiary Brown and Root) of the Vietnam war and the American military infrastructure in Vietnam, 40 years ago...
as it is the monopoly suppler of the U.S. military currently as well.

Just to be polite to Ruppert 'peak oil' oil shill, I did like his piece about how very likely Halliburton is tied into the international drug economy. Thus making Halliburton sitting pretty on the top two leading sectors of the global economy: oil (approx 500B annually or so) and drugs (approx. 400B/annually or so).

As the Alex Jones interview with Palast notes, the whole 'Hubbert's peak' was invented by Shell and launched on the world because they were finding more and more oil than they knew what to do with.

Venezuela has 3x more oil than Saudi Arabia, Palast mentions from leaked U.S. Dept. of Energy documents.

Mexico (from other stories) declared they found a major find in the Gulf of Mexico. However, that state oil executive was 'outta there' soon after and nothing has been heard from since...

Mexico has suffered "terra-ists" (sic) on its oil pipelines very recently as well. Served to justify police civil society crackdown under vote fraud President there, Calderon.

10/31/2007 04:31:00 AM  
Blogger Sounder said...

What is it we may do to counter the,

dissimulation and

that our cultural coders are imposing on us continually? The following author suggests that we turn off our TV’s. Good start, but I propose a more proactive solution. Awareness of this ongoing fraud on reality without new methodology to describe (a better picture of) our relation to reality, is simply plugging a hole in the dyke with a finger. Without a unifying ‘mythology’ we become easy marks for current myth enforcers. Also discrimination suffers as we are naturally pulled towards the better-established ‘myth’ sets

This from Tim O’shea via;

Stauber tells the amazing story of how leaded gas came into the picture. In 1922, General Motors discovered that adding lead to gasoline gave cars more horsepower. When there was some concern about safety, GM paid the Bureau of Mines to do some fake "testing" and publish spurious research that 'proved' that inhalation of lead was harmless. Enter Charles Kettering.

Founder of the world famous Sloan-Kettering Memorial Institute for medical research, Charles Kettering also happened to be an executive with General Motors. By some strange coincidence, we soon have Sloan-Kettering issuing reports stating that lead occurs naturally in the body and that the body has a way of eliminating low level exposure. Through its association with The Industrial Hygiene Foundation and PR giant Hill & Knowlton, Sloane-Kettering opposed all anti-lead research for years. (Stauber p 92). Without organized scientific opposition, for the next 60 years more and more gasoline became leaded, until by the 1970s, 90% or our gasoline was leaded.

Finally it became too obvious to hide that lead was a major carcinogen, which they knew all along, and leaded gas was phased out in the late 1980s. But during those 60 years, it is estimated that some 30 million tons of lead were released in vapor form onto American streets and highways. 30 million tons. (Stauber)

That is PR, my friends.

10/31/2007 06:47:00 AM  
Blogger Sounder said...

Hasn’t it been Halloween for long enough already?

10/31/2007 08:19:00 AM  
Blogger ericswan said...

Mark and Sounder.. I'm going to stick to my claim that oil "landed" on the planet in the tail of a comet. The evidence is there and the science is plausible but more important to me is the lead in the gas. As I mentioned above, the first paved road in the world was a strip of land from the boundary of Banff National Park into the town of Banff in 1921. This bit of pavement was extremely popular for those who had access to an automobile. The "asphalt" came from the tar sands which is not that far away and presently the engine driving the Alberta economy.

In 1985, Banff had an outbreak of Giiardia which tracked back to the water supply. Hard to imagine that a mountain stream called 40 Mile Creek, could be a source of what was later called "beaver fever". We later found out that the culprit was a commercial horse riding tourist operation who had a permit to use the 40 Mile Creek watershed for trail riders on horseback. The water that the town of Banff was used to was melt water from a glacier which had enough gravity that pumps were seldom used to meet the town's needs. You would think that the obvious solution would be to take the horses out of the watershed but the problem is horses are the mainstay transportation of the warden service for Banff National Park and any indicator that horses were a problem in the pristine wilderness of Canada's first national park, would be a problem for the Canadian government in general and the Park Rangers in particular.

As a result, the wardens trapped out "a" beaver, did the autopsy and voila, the beaver were causing the "fever".

I was serving on the "Banff Advisory Board" at the time (84-85)and the proposition made by the park superintendent was that the town would move to a new water supply and it just so happens that this supply would come from wells drilled under that bit of highway that had been paved in 1921.

The initial reports showed that the water in the wells would be safe and that there was 0.16 ppm of lead in the water. When I pointed out the fact that this amount of lead (Nov. 85) was three times higher than the recommended safe levels for lead, the report disappeared never to be seen again.

Press reports in the Globe and Mail quoted an unnamed park warden as naming "beaver fever" as the cause of the outbreak which unfortunately has stuck to this day.

Incidentally, should you decide to take a trail ride up 40 Mile Creek, wear rubber boots. The horses are up to their withers in muck on this trail. The flora is completely overtaken by weeds that came in the feed and the water is no longer potable.

10/31/2007 08:32:00 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

"What if it takes millions of years to produce a years worth of natural gas?"

Snap out of it. Stockholm Syndrome. Japanese Zen practitioners would answer this question with <'mu.' It doesn't matter. We aren't really energy reliant on oil for energy, we are politically reliant on oil for energy.

From this link:

"SUN: ONLY HALF OF 1% required. Every year the sun pours down the equivalent of 1.5m barrels of oil of energy for every square kilometre, without pollution. Estimates it takes only 0.5% of the world's hot deserts with current technology called concentrated solar power (CSP) to provide the world's entire electricity needs.

WIND: ONLY 5% OF KNOWN WIND SITES required to DOUBLE global energy capacity above current usage, and without pollution. Wind power could generate enough electricity to support the world's energy needs several times over, according to map of global wind speeds--first of its kind. The map, compiled by researchers at Stanford University, shows wind speeds at more than 8,000 sites around the world. They found that at least 13% of those sites experience winds fast enough to power current wind turbines. [And this was two years ago, wind turbines have already outclassed the famous three-pronged long armed wind turbines with the hidden bladed 'storm blade' that is many times more efficient and bird and bat friendly.]

[With the old wind turbines,] If turbines were set up in all these regions, they would generate 72 terawatts. That's more than five times world's current energy needs...if only potentially doubled energy use is projected, then that means [only (13/5)x2] it takes ONLY 5.2% OF THOSE SITES being used to double world energy capacities. That's only about 400 wind farms and you DOUBLE global energy capacity.

North America and parts of Northern Europe have a high number of ideal spots for setting up wind turbines. Approximately 20% of Denmark's energy is wind power. USA, with best place in world for wind turbines, only generates 1% from wind.

Map Reveals Wind Power Potential
By Amit Asaravala
02:00 AM May. 23, 2005 PT

Wind power could generate enough electricity to support the world's energy needs several times over, according to a new map of global wind speeds that scientists say is the first of its kind.

The map, compiled by researchers at Stanford University, shows wind speeds at more than 8,000 sites around the world. The researchers found that at least 13 percent of those sites experience winds fast enough to power a modern wind turbine. If turbines were set up in all these regions, they would generate 72 terawatts of electricity, according to the researchers.

That's more than five times the world's energy needs, ...."

another question was:

"And again, isn’t there some difference between methane and crude oil? Understand, I’m just playing devil’s advocate and searching for answers.

Oh yeah, Methane is just one carbon with only hydrogens (CH4.) Methane is the smallest 'alkane.'

"Petroleum" is an alkane as well, just longer, like lots of methanes attached to each other scrunched up. (AlkAne means carbon to carbon single bond; AlkEne means carbon to carbon double bond; alkyne means carbon to carbon triple bond. Go any further, you get a diamond allotrope--carbon with no hydrogens, bonded only to itself purely scrunched up and pressured from all directions. And we know (actually very abundant!) diamonds are formed in the earth under supreme natural pressure and synthetically like this, so it's not very difficult to see lesser pressures forming carbon-to-carbon bonds of alkanes in the proper chemical and pressure environments... that involve limestone for instance (see previous links.)

"Petroleum ... or crude oil is a naturally occurring liquid found in formations in the Earth consisting of a complex mixture of hydrocarbons (mostly alkanes) of various lengths. The approximate length range is C5H12 to C18H38. Any shorter hydrocarbons are considered natural gas [methanes] or natural gas liquids, while long-chain hydrocarbons are more viscous, and the longest chains are paraffin wax.."

Another short film on alternatives:

The Convenient Solution (The Economics of Abundant Renewables vs. Non-Required Unrenewables)
Greenpeace UK
9 min 27 sec
scroll down a screen or so.

"...if we are really experiencing the decline of oil, would it not be in their best interests to develop some other form of sellable energy and shove it down our throats?"

They will try to do so. That is why the oil companies have bought up other alternative energy patents--and are not using them right now...

Worth reading the whole article [Toward Freedom Magazine. September, 2006. Feature article. Has the Non-Renewable Fuel Industry Hit the Dimmer Switch on Solar?]:

"...So [with her list of 26 rationales why solar is better] what's the catch? Why aren't we using solar power more? Isn't the United States privy to some of the world's most innovative scientists and researchers? Don't we have money to invest in wise business ventures? Don't we value this nation we've built and want to ensure its greatness for future generations of our children? This is where probing those questions begins to get really interesting, but first a few statistics.

Most of the leading solar technology and production comes from the U.S.. In fact, we currently manufacture two-thirds of the world's PV systems. Unfortunately, we turn around and export 75% of them! Currently Germany and Japan are leading the way using solar. Solar energy supplies 20% of the world's energy to date. Alternative power stations already supply 25% of Australia and New Zealand's electrical needs, while only providing 5% of the U.S.'s. No one disputes that the world's reserve of fossil fuels will be depleted within an estimated 20-60 years. [Of course they do dispute that.] ... Currently the U.S. imports over 53% of its oil and this amount is estimated to increase to 75% by 2010. 70% of America's energy need could be realistically met with renewables by 2030.

Polls of citizens over the last two decades have consistently indicated the publics preference of developing solar technologies. 94% of U.S. citizens want solar power or would use it if available and even pay more for it. Wow, that's a lot of us. If that's the case, then what's going on? Are we a democracy, or a demockracy?

A bright vision of solar power emerged in the 1970's, as a patriotic response to the oil embargo. Jimmy Carter's energy plan included a goal of powering 20% of the nation with renewables by the year 2000. The president even put solar panels on the White House. The threat of solar tightened chests in the oil companies, as any free, clean, unlimited fuel source can be sure to do. At this point the oil and gas companies were ready to play hardball. They formed political action committees that contributed almost 3 million dollars to House and Senate candidates with "strong pro-industry voting." In California, Pacific Gas and Electric/Southern California Edison fought hard against the publics rights to own and use solar water heaters. By the late 70's Exxon, Mobil, Arco, Amoco and other oil companies had bought out many of the solar companies and the PV cell patents. Then, none other than former spokesperson for General Electric, Ronald Reagan, was elected president. The Carter solar tax credits ended, the $684 million investment Carter had requested was cut to $83 million, budgets were cut, studies squashed, and researchers fired. Then, adding insult to injury, Reagan removed the solar panels from the White House roof. Denis Hayes, organizer of the first Earth Day and former Department of Energy staffer from the Reagan era says, "It was a clear, calculated campaign by the DOE in the years of the Reagan administration to crush the solar energy program of the federal government, driving many of the most talented people out of the field". Our current president, former oil company executive George W. Bush, supports drilling the Arctic National Wildlife Preserve, supports development of nuclear power, and opposes the Kyoto Protocol."

Raw material regimes: the wrecker of sustainability. A conflict of interest between technology owners/makers and raw material path owners.

The different material politics of 'Supply versus demand' in action.

10/31/2007 11:07:00 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

" I mean how do I make sense of the technical aspects I am bound to encounter?"

Tell 'them' that that same data can be explained more soundly through abiotic frameworks, just tell them to google it. The only experimental models provide evidence of abiogenic pathways. Biological oil theory has a 1757 Russian theory (Lomonosov) from long before quantative chemistry from Lavoisier onward and most elements and interactions were discovered and conceptualized.

Here are some talking points, though debate requires that biotic camp has some chemical proofs of their pathway. They don't. That's always annoying to mention because it completely changes tack of the conversation. ;-)

Second, tell them you don't want to argue about silly oil, that if we do that we are all behind. An eye for an eye leaves the world blind. Just tell them to 'update their science' to the higher efficiencies demonstrable and workable in other materials.

"Stormblade Turbine can convert up to 70 per cent of wind power into electricity, double the current average. Operational wind speed is expected to be 7mph to 120mph, double the current average range and the design is less noisy and wildlife friendly. The propeller blades and all the moving parts are housed within the nacelle and therefore pose no danger to migrating birds or bats.

To compare, oil's efficiency in the internal combustion engine that the oil majors and their interlocking directorships choose to sell?

"Only about 15% of the energy from the fuel you put in your tank gets used to move your car down the road or run useful accessories, such as air conditioning. The rest of the energy is lost to engine and driveline inefficiencies and idling. Therefore, the potential to improve fuel efficiency with advanced technologies is enormous."
[nice little click map there explaining where all the inefficiency comes from.]

Though all that inefficiency has been solved over the past three generations of the internal combustion engine. However, the car companies aren't interesting in perfecting the oil engine for massive efficiencies (as they did to see what they could do as early as the 1930s). They figured they don't want to sell that engine though. Why? Because the car companies aren't selling energy or efficiency. They are selling oil. They have no incentive for efficiency or ecological rationality when there is a conflict of interest between technology makers and the material suppliers.

Here's how all those inefficiencies were solved, and shelved: writes:


Note: In several of the following references information is followed by a (?) symbol, or a statement that the original material was stolen from me in 1986. This is because in those cases I am working from very poor copies of the original material. In 1986, an intern reporter for the Washington Times visited me, he wanted to take my material back to the paper to make copies. What he did was steal my material and take it back to college with him. Had it not been for an Editor at the Washington Times and the Dean at this intern’s school, I would have lost a lot of my collection of energy material.)

(For those wanting to verify the patents. Go to, you will find information for viewing patents.)

1) Some folks at Shell Oil Co. wrote "Fuel Economy of the Gasoline Engine" (ISBN 0-470-99132-1); it was published by John Wiley & Sons, New York, in 1977. The Library of Congress (LOC), in September 1990, did not have a copy of this book. It was missing from the files. I bought a copy from Maryland Book Exchange around 1980 after a professor informed me that it was used as an engineering text at the University of West Virginia. On page 42 Shell Oil quotes the President of General Motors, he, in 1929, predicted 80 MPG by 1939. Between pages 221 and 223 Shell writes of their achievements: 49.73 MPG around 1939; 149.95 MPG with a 1947 Studebaker in 1949; 244.35 MPG with a 1959 Fiat 600 in 1968; 376.59 MPG with a 1959 Opel in 1973 (Photographs of the Opel, taken in April/07 are here.) Note the insulation added to the engine, (1,2) heat helps vaporize gasoline.

2) Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI) published a paper, March 1979, concerning maximum achievable fuel economy. This paper has several charts illustrating achievable and impossible fuel economy. About 1980 the author was contacted concerning conflicts between the paper and documented achieved impossible" mpg. The author said, "I will get back to you." I am still waiting for his response.

3) The book "Secrets of the 200 MPG Carburetor" is by Allan Wallace and was available, about 198(?), from Premier Distributing, 1775 Broadway, NY, NY, 10019. Page 18 has photocopies of three 1936 tests by the Ford Motor Co. (Canada) of the Pogue carburetor, U.S. Patent #2,026,798). The worst case test achieved about 171 MP(US)G. In 1972, NASA was granted a patent for a similar functioning device. I can not provide any other publishing information from this book. It is among the material stolen from me in 1986. My copy of page 18 is very poor. (I am grateful to Lee Winslett for a copy of this book and the article from Colliers.) Collier’s magazine, in 1929, published an article "300 Miles to the gallon. The 300-MPG statement is attributed to the president of General Motors. Thanks to Paul Andrew Mitchell, ( for additional material from Pea Research concerning Pogue and other devices.

4) Argosy Magazine, August 1977, has a five-page article (text copy here) about Tom Ogle and the media witnessed test of the "Oglemobile". Tom Ogle, on that test run, achieved more than 100 MPG in a 4,600 pound 1970 Ford Galaxie. When I attempted to find a copy of that Argosy Magazine, it was missing from LOC files in 1980. Argosy ceased publication, I was informed, a short time after the Ogle article was published. I could not find a copy of that Argosy issue at any library within 200 miles of my home. An editor with the company that purchased Argosy found and mailed a copy to me. While attempting to verify statements in the article, I spoke with Doug Lenzini (SP?) with the EL Paso Times. Mr. Lenzini informed me that he knew Tom Ogle, and the Oglemobile achieved more than 200 MPG. When I contacted the El Paso NBC affiliate that filmed the test run described in the Argosy article, I was informed that the person who had filmed the test had left the station and taken all the records.

A) The Ogle U.S. Patent, #4,177,779, has this statement: "I have been able to extremely high gas mileages with the system of the present invention installed on a V-8 engine of a conventional 1971 American made automobile. In fact, mileage rates in excess of one hundred miles per gallon have been achieved with the present invention." According to the Argosy article, a Shell Oil Co. representative asked Ogle what he would do if someone offered him $25 Million for the system. Ogle responded "I would not be interested" He later said, "I’ve always wanted to be rich, and I suspect I will be when this system gets into distribution. But I’m not going to have my system bought up and put on the shelf. I’m going to see this thing through—that I promise." According to an article in The Washington Post Parade Magazine, March 4, 1984, Tom Ogle died of a drug and alcohol overdose in 1981. Other articles concerning Tom Ogle can be found in the El Paso Journal, January 16, 1980, and also, The Hamilton Spectator, June 24, 1978.

B) The Oglemobile, in simplification, ran on fumes extracted from a heated tank in the trunk (See the Ogle patent.) An article received from AAA has additional information.

C) A very simple method of extracting gasoline fumes is described in a book, published in 1900, "Gas Engine Construction". This book was reprinted by Lindsay in 1986, ISBN 0-917914-46-5

D) The Wright Brothers, 1903 engine, also had a simple carburetor. The carburetor on display in the Kitty Hawk, N.C. facility some years ago was even simpler.

5) There are many U.S. Patents granted for vaporizing gasoline. Some are: NASA Patent 3,640,256, General Electric Co. Patent #3,926,150, Robinson Patent #4,003,969, Harpman Patent #4,023,538, Butler Patent #4,068,638 and Totten Patent #4,106,457. [All left unused though that is one key way to make the internal combustion engine far more efficient.]

A. Pete "The Tree Man" was researching the Fish carburetor while staying in my home during the early 80’s. He later sent a 6-page list with more than 240 U.S. Patent numbers for vaporizing gasoline, other fuels and water.

B. This article lists 500 patents for vaporizing gasoline.

C. Here are photographs of a production vaporizing carburetor.

D. Patent, #5,782,225 has a different approach. The Patent owner was put in prison while trying to develop his device; he moved to China for manufacturing, the story is here.

E. Another inventor, who has researched vaporizing carburetors for over 10 years, wrote a paper in 1992 (revised 2005). The author writes using noms de plume Bart Simpson and Frieda Mind. (The link will open an Acrobat .pdf file, you must use the functions in Acrobat to navigate the paper.)

F. Bill Caine has modified a 1970 Plymouth to run on gasoline vapor. A video is here. I have no mpg information on this vehicle.

G. Chevron Oil, 1986, offers to purchase large quantities of carburetors from a manufacturer.

H. West Virginia man, in 1990, achieves 58 mpg with an 8 cylinder 1968 Chrysler That previously got 12 mpg .

6) During the mid 70’s, physicist Don Novak traveled all over the U.S. lecturing and teaching in his seminars how to achieve 100 MPG. He also testified, October 15, 1979, before a Wichita, Kansas, Congressional Committee on "Reinventing the Automobile". I have known Don for many years. Once he brought to my home, in the late 70’s, two carburetors; one got more than 200 MPG and the other more than 100 MPG. I contacted a local politician, who lives in my town, and was on the Virginia Energy Subcommittee; I tried to have this politician meet Don and see the carburetors. The politician was not interested.


etc, etc., ad nauseum, they are laughing all the way to the bank.

10/31/2007 11:38:00 AM  
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10/31/2007 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This discussion reminds me of the Engineering Advanced Mathematics textbook I was perusing yesterday. It was the best book I've found for application of math (not surprisingly). First Order Linear Differential Equation:

The Atomic Energy Commission is going to dump nuclear waste into the ocean. It's important that the cans do not break from impact with the ocean floor. What's the maximum depth of the ocean allowed?

NICE! Not -- why the hell did we make this stuff in the first place.

Ironically the standard ecology textbook -- ODUM -- was funded by the AEC!! Yet ecology is more complex than any supercomputer quantum chaos models to save the planet.

haha -- renewable energy, water, genetic meltdown, endangered species crisis, population crisis, human rights crisis, atomic waste crisis, automation crisis.

Won't matter if Wall St. hedge funds are caculated to the millisecond....

10/31/2007 12:01:00 PM  
Blogger iridescent cuttlefish said...

It seems to me that the real value of the biotic/abiotic/galactic origin of oil argument is nicely summed up by Mark's "but screw oil anyway" and AJ's "there's a lot more going on here" conclusions. Sounder comes at it from a slightly different direction--ever the epistemologist, he wants us to consider a framework with which we can detect The Lie...the perfect bullshit sniffer/sound foundation of understanding guide…but it's all the same conclusion: we don't need no fookin' oil (or anything else they're selling our souls to "obtain").

Of course it's about dominance and hegemony--over the world and over us as individuals. And it’s all based on the premise that the world is a closed system with finite resources. Entropy is the scientific engine of this perversion/misunderstanding of how the world works and hierarchy is the organizational schematic.

According to this false picture of Life, the Universe and Everything, we need strong rulers to defend what’s “ours” against the mongrel hordes who are envious of our “freedoms”—this is how we get the absurd Orwellianisms we’ve come to know so well. Peace through War, Freedom through Submission, Security through Terror.

Politically, we’re still living in Metternich’s Contract. The talking heads intone sonorously about “the balance of power,” which is nothing more than Kissinger-speak for the balance of terror around which foreign policy has been built since the age of absolute monarchies. None of this is news, really. Most folks know that Kissinger not only wrote his dissertation on Metternich but actually adapted the entire edifice of aristocratic/elite control of the world for the Nuclear Age without really changing anything.

History books don’t really pay much attention to the real mechanisms of “events,” preferring instead to talk about such concepts as fascism, communism and democracy because to peel back the veneer—to describe how our world wars (as well as all the “little wars” scattered before and after) were simply imperial contests for marketshares is to become unpublished, unrecognized…heretical.

This is also why there is such a strong taboo about discussing the manipulation of scarcity. And yet, if we ignore this ever-present mechanism, all we’re left with is:

Talk, it’s only talk
Arguments, agreements, advice, answers,
Articulate announcements
It’s only talk

Talk, it’s only talk
Babble, burble, banter, bicker bicker bicker
Brouhaha, boulderdash, ballyhoo
It’s only talk
Back talk

Talk talk talk, I’ts only talk
Comments, cliches, commentary, controversy
Chatter, chit-chat, chit-chat, chit-chat,
Conversation, contradiction, criticism
It’s only talk
Cheap talk

Talk, talk, It’s only talk
Debates, discussions
These are words with a d this time
Dialogue, dualogue, diatribe,
Dissention, declamation
Double talk, double talk

Talk, talk, it’s all talk
Too much talk
Small talk
Talk that trash
Expressions, editorials, expugnations, exclamations, enfadulations
It’s all talk
Elephant talk, elephant talk, elephant talk

So, what’s the alternative? Is it really conspiracy theorizing when we talk about the machinations of empires and oil companies? Nazis in the attic is off-limits, irrelevant? The universe as a single, complex and very much alive entitity which can be described according to Pythagoras’ borrowed ancient vision of number and harmony is also irrelevant?

All of our researches here into another view of Life—Mark’s awesome links to vibration & frequency as the bones & tones of the universe, Drew’s esoterica into the higher realms of consciousness, etc.—all of it reminds of another King Crimson meme, from the same album (Discipline) where you’ll find Elephant Talk:


I do remember one thing.
It took hours and hours,
But by the time I was done with it,
I was so involved,
I didn't know what to think.
I carried it around with me for days and days,
Playing little games,
Like not looking at it for a whole day,
And then looking at it,
To see if I still liked it...

I did!

It does make sense the longer you look through this lens, whether or not you've ever been lucky enough to experience cosmic consciousness.

These different technologies & adaptations to the world that we've discussed do not constitute what Drew refers to as “techno-fixes.” Being able to stimulate the growth from within of new teeth, new bones, new homes simply by using the frequencies of Life for humankind and all the earth’s creatures is not a continuation of the elite’s scarcity regime but a radical departure from their “business plan.”

Tesla found a way to demolish & destroy structures using frequency; these new explorers are using the same idea to build and enhance Life, not yet more destruction of worlds. The real difference between business as usual and this New Path is that it’s based on the view that all things are intimately, serially connected. Instead of fear, division and exclusion, we’re talking about love, empathy and inclusion. Instead of “know your enemy,” it’s “love your enemy.” (No wonder they had to nail that pacifist/anarchist to a tree—can there be a more dangerous idea?)

But it doesn’t have to be just the work of technologists and visionaries—there’s lots of work and ‘concrete’ expressions of this philosophy.

Here’s an idea for a world-changing peaceful protest. While Krugman dutifully trots out the old props for the “Left” wing of the duopoly, steadfastly refusing to acknowledge that half the world doesn’t even have access to toilets as a result of the neoliberal globalization for which both “sides” are working, why not expose the greed that fuels the system by refusing to use our first world toilets?

Think of it—how much more graphic can you get than the image of the happy, fortunate herd defecating on the manicured lawns of the centers of “government” and “justice” out of solidarity with their less fortunate fellow creatures? Imagine the slogans!

“We’re not taking your crap until you share the world with the rest of the world!”


“Toilettes sans Frontières!”

And that’s not just elephant talk. (Thanks, Fletcher...)

10/31/2007 02:30:00 PM  
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10/31/2007 07:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read Jeremy Rifkin's book ENTROPY. The planet IS a closed system based on ecological processes. Our culture is fixated on right-hand cures using left-brain logic which is defined by closed axioms. This is the problem, therefore this is the solution.

That's dualism.

Ecology -- the real ecologists -- have the scientific expertise to realize that humans are no different than any other animal: The population climaxes and then crashes.

Left-brain analysis assumes that humans are separate from Nature yet the obvious application of science shows that civilization has never been separate from Nature. The results: transformation of left-hand asymmetric carbon-based molecules (ecology) into right-hand asymmetric silica-based technology.

In fact alchemy is the original transformation process, from blacksmiths, the intermediators between right-brain dominant tantric shamans (the dominant human culture for 90% of our ecologically sustainable history) and left-brain dominant priest-lawyer-philosophers (the patent-technology-math matrix).

The goal of alchemy is to create the DIAMOND BODY -- or the "immortal fetus" and as my blogbook details this is also the goal of western science -- only for the planet as a whole: the Actual Matrix Plan. The summary is found at

So someone can write "we've been successful" thus far. That's only for the 100 or so languages that have survived that accelerating destruction of imperialism stated by the Greek Freemasonic Miracle as I detail in my blogbook:

Just a 100 years ago there were some 12,000 languages on Earth. Cultures adapted to act in harmony with local ecological niches, based on right-brain dominant mind-body transformation. This is what I call:


Now there are less than 5,000 languages and a predicted drop to about 100 surviving languages in the next 50 years.

So whose "we" -- is it the 6 hours of t.v. a day? Or the cell phones? Or telephones? Or just mass media?

Those are all just top-down propaganda devices and as each new technology is created (cable t.v., etc.) there is a window of

"vanishing mediators"

who use tape-recording or cell-phones or radio, etc. for radical free mass movements.

But the actual freedom achieved through this technology is of an increasingly limited breakthrough.

In fact that which is truly free is beyond space or time -- it's logically the source of the I-thought. The revolution can not wait for the internet -- it must logically be


10/31/2007 08:13:00 PM  
Blogger War Negger said...

Yet it's hard to argue with Curry's expectation of a "dim-witted underclass."

This blog entry has clearly indicated,(intentionally or unintentionally?) that a eugenic and racialist symbiosis has occurred between Jeff Wells and HG Wells...however backwards (or forwards) the spin.

11/01/2007 01:14:00 AM  
Blogger War Negger said...

Message to Geoff Wells:

"He's out there operating without any decent restraint.Totally beyond the pale of any acceptable human conduct. And he is still in the field commanding his troops."

11/01/2007 01:39:00 AM  
Blogger War Negger said...

What's your address there?

Wild Clown Hijacked by G. Wells (Canadian Author)

Dr Geoff Wells is an internationally experienced manager and consultant.

Geoff Wells Corporate Advisor, Mentor, Analyst in Sustainable Business.

Geoff Wells Sentenced
Parents Behaving Badly
The result of that carelessness? Wells has received a 12 month suspended sentence and three years probation. He cannot own firearms of any kind, and cannot visit his surviving children unsupervised.

11/01/2007 02:54:00 AM  
Blogger Sounder said...

Hokay, It’s like this, Hokay. When we realize more correctly the manner by which the manifest is produced out of the pre-manifest, an abundance model will quickly supplant the current model. Hokay, check this, we need not be constrained to chemical reactions of combination and dissolution. This physicalist mindset limits the introduction of causal agents that are expressions of frequency. The effects are seen as subtle for more aware people, but seen as not existing by the ‘professional class’. Perhaps someday we will see that the effects are not subtle at all.

As to the wise guy (guru) growing teeth, well good for him. Now can he formalize this process so that it is of benefit to others? The ‘Techno science’ guy is at least trying.

11/01/2007 06:27:00 AM  
Blogger Fructedor said...

It was Velikovsky who spoke of oil deposited on earth by a passing comet - he said that the oil was part of the comet's 'train', and that the passage was so close to earth as to have left it's mark on existing civilisations - indicated by the existence of the word 'typhoon', which he believes is an onomatopeia - used apparently the same all over the world.

I'm looking at some info concerning crop circles and their translation into sound, I'll post the references if it looks good. I was unaware of the 2004 formations in England which are exact copies of the Mayan calendar, also the formations that seem to be 3-dimensional representations of molecular structures.

11/01/2007 07:38:00 AM  
Blogger CuriosityShop said...

Sorry to zip in here and direct my conversation to about 80 posts ago.

Brainpanhandler, nice to meet you and have you here. This is multi dimensional café classroom is it not. And thank you again Jeff.

I’ll try to be brief, but I know I’m lying. I grew up in a family with 4 brothers and being the only girl, I was always the quiet one, the one who had to sit and listen. And now with the internet, I can talk, and talk, and talk, quietly with words pasted on a screen.

BPH (hope you don’t mind the initials) you said posting Beatle’s lyrics and standing up and saying no is not going to help anything. And my generation had it’s chance and blew it (almost sounded like you wanted to say, now go away and shut up), but on reflection I think you are hurting, just like all of us are hurting. And I’m sure Mark can give us all some great background with good links on why my generation blew it. But here’s one little tidbit from this link called “Operation Chaos” from Mae Brussel’s site –

Did you know any of this –
By 1968, the FBI's Counterintelligence Program, and the CIA's Operation Chaos, had included among their long list of domestic enemies "Advocates of New Lifestyles," "New Left," "Apostles of Non-Violence and Racial Harmony" and "Restless Youth."

Justification for indexing 300,000 law abiding citizens into files, and wiretapping, bugging, or burglarizing offices was rationalized on the basis that violence was prevalent, the cities were burning.

Now we find out that being "non-violent" and wanting "racial harmony," according to recent Congressional investigations, was also a crime.

The meeting place for this social, economic, and soon to become political, revolution was at the folk festival, rock concerts, free park love-ins, at the FM radio stations, or home with favorite records.

In the music there were many messages.

American youth were provided with a wide variety of radio stations to manage, alternative news sources, and new ways to learn what was going on in the world.

For the first time, young Americans found themselves with enough space and time to communicate.

The space was the entire continent, then the globe. They wandered. Many left homes in large numbers, seeking contacts from strangers in distant communities.

The time was often twenty four hours each day. They dropped out from established institutions.

Clocks disappeared.

Musicians were bringing these young people together from far away places.

"I see a great deal of danger in the air. Teenagers are not screaming over pop music anymore, they're screaming for much deeper reasons. We're only serving as a means of giving them an outlet. Pop music is just the superficial tissue. When I'm on the stage I sense that the teenagers are trying to communicate to me, like by telepathy, a message of some urgency. Not about me or my music, but about the world and the way they live. I interpret it as their demonstration against society and it's sick attitudes. Teenagers the world over are weary of being pushed around by half-witted politicians who attempt to dominate their way of thinking and set a code for their living. This is a protest against the system. And I see a lot of trouble coming in the dawn."

Mick Jagger

Everything was beautiful until the insanity began.

The CIA got into the business of altering human behavior in 1947.

During the 1968 riots in Washington, D.C. group singing was outlawed by the police department. They were aware that people "get high" singing together.

I said I see it all happening again, and it is.

My point is that how many of us really know and understand what those Beatle lyrics were trying to tell us. I didn’t until a few years ago. I still have no clue what “keep all your money in a big brown bag at the zoo” means, but now I truly know how it feels “to be one of the beautiful people”.
We are all “beautiful people and rich men” so many of us just don’t know it or have forgotten, or educated in schools that killed the beautifulness inside of them.

To the Consciousness

Consciousness that sleeps ...
How different you would be if you were to awaken ...
You would know the Seven Paths of Happiness,
The Light of your Love would shine everywhere,
The birds would rejoice within the mystery of your woods,
The light of the Spirit would radiate, and happy,
the elementals would sing for you in chorus.

- Samael Aun Weor

I’m glad to see that we had a teacher comment here. Being a teacher is one of the greatest, most wonderful jobs one can have. Many have forgotten (or made to go to sleep) what an important job or commitment they have elected to do. So many are just there for the paycheck and the benefits and have forgotten the huge responsibility that they hold towards the souls that they are supposed to be inspiring.

Here is a youtube video of how The Lakota taught and raised their children.

And here is a video of the words left by one of our children that couldn’t bear to live in this world of hate. His last words to the world of how we have failed him.
Blink 182 - Adam's Song ... A Teen's Suicide Letter

We are all hurting so bad. We want to fix everything, we want to make it better.

You are right, Beatle’s lyrics won’t help at all until we fix the big broken machine inside of each one of us.

According to the Sophian Gospel, Mary Magdalene was “Jesus” inmost disciple and “Kallah” (The Anointed Bride) Messiah.

The story of Yeshua and Mary Magdalene is a personified story, a story telling made famous by the Masters that lived and taught it, it is an allegory of the soul that becomes lost and wanders aimless in the cycles of transmigration. In fact, in the Sophian tradition, every aspect of the story of Mary Magdalene and every thing said of her relates directly to the relationship of our own consciousness to the “Living Yeshua” (or Christ). In Truth, our soul is as a bride to the light-presence, and in unification with the light-presence, we enter into the state Gnostics call the bridal chamber.

We are all more in touch with the Spirit and our soul of light as little children, for the truth and light are innate to the human soul, albeit obscured through habitual patterns in consciousness we may manifest from previous incarnations. Born into an unenlightened family (purportedly the same as the Magdalene) and unenlightened society, however, we are swiftly trained to develop an outer personality and life-display that typically does not reflect the soul of light that is in us and, therefore, is inherently false. Our upbringing, environment, and education all contribute to the development of this outer self. Very few of us, if any, are taught from our earliest youth to look inward and discover our inner or Christ self, let alone to bring it forth from within us. Thus we identify ourselves only with the outer self and surface consciousness, and become more and more immersed in unenlightened society and gross materialism. In effect, we become lost and live in exile from the Spirit and soul of light in us.
This is called the state of darkness or ignorance in Gnosticism. It is the state in which most individuals live their entire lives, never truly knowing the holy soul and light-presence within them.

From the Gnostic perspective, the establishment of an unenlightened society does rape and prostitute the soul, and it binds the soul to the perpetual sorrow and suffering of seeking its happiness and fulfillment from outside of itself. This is well reflected in our own society and culture in which gross consumerism, superficial appearances, and vain entertainments are constantly put forth as things that will bring a sense of satisfaction and happiness or things by which we measure people and their “success”. Of course, what we discover is that nothing in this world brings lasting satisfaction and happiness unless we discover the source of our happiness and fulfillment inwardly. We can rightly say that it is in this recognition of sorrow and suffering, and the failure to acquire happiness and satisfaction from things gathered from things outside of ourselves, which inspire us to the spiritual quest. With some individuals, this recognition may come without a fall into the depths of darkness. Yet for many of us, it requires a deeper experience of sorrow and suffering to awaken us from our slumber. In any case, involvement in the world and the generation of an outer personality and life-display is all part of the soul’s incarnation in the material plane and the process of the soul’s self-realization. It is spoken of in an extremely negative sense by most schools of Gnosticism only because, unfortunately, most ordinary individuals become completely bound up in it and are unable or UNWILLING to extract themselves from it. Thus relatively few embark fully upon the sacred quest for enlightenment and liberation..

Nevertheless, in the story of Mary Magdalene, we are told that anyone who consciously recognizes the plight of the soul in the world and who consciously opens her or himself to the truth will be received by the light-presence, and the soul of light will begin to shine from within her or himself. We can enter the experience of the Spirit at any time.

If Mary Magdalene is the soul mate of Lord Yeshua (as the Sophian Gospels proclaim), then, like Yeshua, she is also a soul of a very high grade, or what some might call an “old soul”, and like Yeshua, she previously entered into the enlightenment experience of past lives. She is a light-bearer manifest in female form, just as Yeshua is a light-bearer in male form. The purpose of the divine revelation that transpires through Yeshua and and Mary is to reflect the holy soul and light-presence that is in us, so that we might seek to recognize and realize it. The image of Lord Yeshua and Lady Mary, according to Gnostic Christianity, is the image of our own true selves as men and women – hence true manhood and true womanhood. In the eyes of the Sophians, the need for a Christed woman is quite obvious – how can we speak of the salvation of both men and women without the image of a Christed person in both male and female form? If there was no image of feminine enlightenment, then the divine revelation would be incomplete.

Here we gain insight into the terms “salvation” and “Savior” as understood by Gnostics. For becoming so strongly identified with name, form, and personal history and so deeply immersed in materialism, how would we know the greater truth and light that is in us unless it were demonstrated and shown to us? One who reveals the truth and light to us is, indeed, a Savior. The path through which we are able to realize the Spirit and light is the salvation of the soul from its bondage. It is in this context that Gnostics use the terms “savior” and “salvation”, and in Sophian Gnosticism the term “Savior” indicates both Lord Yeshua and Lady Mary and, yet more, the light-presence realized within oneself.

Thus being “saved” is the remembrance of who and what one truly is: a person of light who comes from the light-continuum, akin to the story told of Mary Magdalene. It does not matter how immersed in darkness or the material world one might have become; this is the truth of the soul of light within oneself, the recognition and realization of which will set one free. This is the “good news” of the Gnostic Gospels. – Tau Malachi

Words found at a wonderful little esoteric forum I read at -

Now, sorry to be so long, told you I lied, may you all be beautiful people and rich men today. And I truly do love you all.

11/01/2007 07:57:00 AM  
Blogger iridescent cuttlefish said...


You have struck some interesting chords here with your druid link. The role of the druids in the old, pre-Christian world and in the advance of Romanized Christianity is very little understood to this day.

We do know that the Romans exterminated the druids with extreme prejudice, as the milspeak doth prattle, and went so far as to search out and destroy every sacred grove in Gaul (there were thousands), but the antipathy between the druids and the Empire was not, as your guy correctly states, a simple case of the old religion resisting the new, or even of the old gods being incorporated (telling figure of speech) into the new spiritual horizon/prison/pick-your-own metaphor.

There existed a gnostic form of Christianity in Celtic Britain before Patrick or Columba, or maybe it’s better described as a fertile ground for the sort of Christianity that’s based on love and the worldview that all things are sacred, that the material world cannot be separated from the spiritual:

Patrick (the nephew, we are told, of the Roman warrior turned pacifist, St. Martin of Tours), held out to these warrior children, in his own person, a living alternative. It is possible to be brave--to expect "every be murdered, betrayed, enslaved; whatever may come my way"--and yet be a man of peace and at peace, a man without sword or desire to harm, a man in whom the sharp fear of death has been smoothed away. He was "not afraid of any of these things, because of the promises of heaven; for I have put myself in the hands of God Almighty." Patrick's peace was no sham: it issued from his person like a fragrance...

Patrick could put himself--imaginatively--in the position of the Irish. To him, no less to them, the world is full of magic. One can invoke the elements--the lights of heaven, the waves of the sea, the birds and the animals--and these will come to one's aid, as in the incantation of the Breastplate...

This magical world, though full of adventure and surprise, is no longer full of dread. Rather, Christ has trodden all the pathways before us, and at every crossroads and by every tree the Word of God speaks out. We have only to be quiet and listen, as Patrick learned to do during the silence of his "novitiate" as a shepherd on the slopes of Sliabh Mis.

This sense of the world as holy, as the Book of God--as a healing mystery, fraught with divine messages--could never have risen out of Greco-Roman civilization, threaded with the profound pessimism of the ancients and their Platonic (Augustinian) suspicion of the body as unholy and the world as devoid of meaning...

From the celebratory spirit of the Breastplate will spring the characteristic art and poetry of the western world--the immense symbolic power of medieval liturgy, the smiling angels of Gothic art, the laughable demons, the sweetness of poets like Francis of Assisi (whose Canticles of the Sun could almost be mistaken for a Celtic poem), Dante (who spoke of "the love that moves the sun and the other stars") the Christian druidism of Seamus Heaney, who to this day is carving our poems that might stop even Derdriu in her tracks...

None of this should be surprising if we assume that there were characteristic aspects of Irish culture that Patrick had taken to heart and on which he had chosen to build his new Christianity...(He was already impressed) by the natural mysticism of the Irish, which already told them that the world was holy--all the world, not just parts of it. It was on this sturdy insight that Patrick choreographed the sacred dance of Irish sacramental life, a sacramentality not limited to the symbolic actions of the church's liturgy but open to the whole created universe. All the world was holy, and so was all the body."
(How the Irish Saved Civilization, by Thomas Cahill, pp.123-135.)

Not only should this remind us of the many discussion we’ve had here on the madness of dualism and the enslavement & exploitation it engenders, but it also provides a very nice contrast to the sort of Dominionist/Elite-worshipping Christianity that we see moving through the world today.

This Keltic Web is purely Kabbalistic, purely Tantric, purely indigenous to the Mystery of Life. It derives not from Rome, but from the archetypal places of the heart. It symbolises the central mysteries of the Tree of Life which came to Ireland long before Rome appeared on its doorsteps, long before the Catholicism so graphically portrayed in Frank Mc Court's Angela's Ashes took hold in Ireland. Indeed, it symbolizes a mystery which both God and the early Keltic Church hid from Rome itself. (The Early Celtic Church: Irish Christianity Before Patrick)

The one to watch in the story of the druids and the (then) new world order is not one of the “great men” but Brigid, a figure both historical and mythical, a person who defies the categorization itself. I don’t know how much of a stomach you have for prominent cerealogist Andrew Collins, but he does an excellent job of tracking Brigid through time, space and metaphor in GLASTONBURY'S LANDSCAPE SWAN AND THE MYSTERIES OF CYGNUS: THE KEY TO 2012. I know, I can already hear the furry rustle of the circle doubters’ eyebrows, but if you look past the Glastonbury New Age Crystal Curtain, the story of Brigid is most illuminating.

IC do you believe this is where justice might begin? Are the county officials held liable?


Sure, insofar as we’re also guilty by dint of accepting the “largesse” of the Owners as the preferred herd, but the sickness is systemic.

Entropy and the myth of closed systems.

The reason why there’s no such thing as a closed system is because there’s no such thing as “separate-ness.” If everything is connected with everything else, then trying to understand the world by boxing things up—compartmentalizing—is an exercise in putting blinders on yourself, not the world.

You could say that the world’s resources are finite…if they were dead, discrete, random quantities of matter, but they’re not. Everything is infinitely renewable. Sure, you can build an empire than runs on oil (and cars that fall apart in 3 years and can somehow only get 20 mpg) and you could cut down every tree on the planet…but that’s not the only way to live.

Entropy can be verified in the laboratory, but it’s only half of the cycle. Why is it that the mainstream won’t touch syntropy? (Check out the graphic--it's a circle, too, for all the obvious reasons that every peasant close to the rhythms of the earth has always known.)

Let’s see…who might benefit from scarcity? Conversely, who would benefit from abundance? Drew’s Freemasons? (Even if they discovered the secret of orgasm non-locality they probably wouldn’t be happy with the trade off.)

Rock on, Movie Girl!

11/01/2007 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Entropy is defined by logaritmic-based science so the term "entropy" is inherently dependent on technology to measure, prove, verify -- technology which because it's based on logarithmics (and not complimentary opposites) inherently is destructive of Nature.

And excellent discussion of this issue is Harvard Professor Marc Hauser's book "Moral Minds." Essentially when resources are scare then animals (including primates) resort to SILENCE as a means to optimize resource use.

This technique is well detailed by Hauser and is used especially in primate copulation when the male doesn't want to be discovered.

It's only a matter of time before this process develops into alchemy because the silent resonance creates ultrasound which ionizes the electrochemicals. The blocking of the "mortal gate" -- the base of the sex organ -- causes the climax to shoot up the spine so that it feeds the brain (where spirit-vitality) is stored. Combine those two together (the yin electrochemicals with the yang light-electromagnetics) and you get an explosion of electromagnetic energy which eventually resonates the pineal gland.

Once the pineal gland is opened again then the primate has conscious control over their cerebellum so that testosterone can be converted into serotonin and oxytocin (thereby diffusing violence and creating love).

Eventually the skull fissures, as the energy channels of the body open up, enabling both spirit travel as spirit-vitality and even prenatal vitality (another physical body).

Again this process is based on a resonance of complimentary opposites while phonetic language locks humans into left-brain dominance, shutting our body-mind dynamics off from our right-brain, left-brain cerebellum resonance, transduced via the vagus nerve.

An excellent source on this is Stan Gooch's recent reprint of his book "Creatures from Inner Space" now called the more lame "The Origins of Psychic Phenomena." Gooch lives in a wagon in Wales and he and I have exchanged several letters. He's working a new book but his book "Total Man" is his manifesto that combines political analysis with paranormal physiology. It's awesome.

11/01/2007 01:32:00 PM  
Blogger iridescent cuttlefish said...

Once the pineal gland is opened again then the primate has conscious control over their cerebellum so that testosterone can be converted into serotonin and oxytocin (thereby diffusing violence and creating love).

So, love is a chemical process? How very industrial. Material. Deterministic, even.

Again this process is based on a resonance of complimentary opposites while phonetic language locks humans into left-brain dominance, shutting our body-mind dynamics off from our right-brain, left-brain cerebellum resonance, transduced via the vagus nerve.

The very rare experience of cosmic consciousness and the everyday experience of empathy are not dependent upon or constrained by “phonetic language.” Love is neither the result of conscious decisions nor of chemical processes—it’s direct, unmediated and arising from within us in response to the world with which we are irrevocably connected. It’s not something you have to think about and it’s not something pre- or proscribed by cultural or linguistic conditioning. If it were, then we wouldn’t be able to love or empathize with others outside those groupings.

They wouldn't need to spend all that effort in building & maintaining these phony divisions between us, either. We'd just automatically hate or be indifferent to anyone who didn't look, speak or think as we do.

That said, Mr. Gooch still sounds pretty interesting.

11/01/2007 03:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here -- read this:

Let's just say modern MALES are the problem. Women understand this -- is featuring a new women's conference for this very reason.

11/01/2007 07:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's how full-lotus yoga activates the vagus nerve -- via the INTERNAL climax:

11/01/2007 08:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's how internal climax vagus nerve activation through yoga can even cure dangerous viral infections:

11/01/2007 08:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More details on the "bottom up" approach of the vagus nerve internal climax for males -- via qigong:

11/01/2007 08:12:00 PM  
Blogger ericswan said...

IC..If I might paraphrase Michael Tsarion's yet to be published work, he is saying that Jesus was Irish and that shamanism and mysticism was spread the world over by the Druids. I think his evidence in 2 volumes should be taken seriously but for now, I'm suspending my opinion with the cavaet that I'm willing to accede to the pov and apply it where it has yet to be considered. In light of that simple statement consider the following link with it's insights into the workings of the mysteries giving pause to consider the "I don't knows" as a west to east migration of esoterica.

11/01/2007 08:49:00 PM  
Blogger just_another_dick said...

Here's a test:

Identify the corporation mysteriously absent from this AP story.

" HOLLAND, Mich. - A jury convicted four men Thursday of kidnapping a college student from her job nearly 30 years ago, then raping and killing her, in a case that was revived after a documentary film about it.

Janet Chandler, 22, was abducted from the Blue Mill Inn in Holland, where she worked as a desk clerk, and taken to a home where she was gang-raped before being strangled, prosecutors said.

A snowplow driver discovered the body of the Hope College student a day later about 35 miles south of the west Michigan city.

Convicted of kidnapping, rape and murder were James Cleophas "Bubba" Nelson, now 60, of Rand, W.Va.; Arthur Carlton Paiva, 55, of Muskegon; Freddie Bas Parker, 50, of Powellton, W.Va.; and Anthony Eugene Robert Williams, 56, of Boscobel, Wis. Sentencing was set for December.

First-degree murder carries an automatic sentence of life without parole.

"The case is about never giving up," state Attorney General Mike Cox said in a news release. "Janet Chandler's tragic death happened long ago, and unfortunately the trail went cold."

Two other people earlier pleaded guilty to reduced charges of second-degree murder and are serving prison terms: Laurie Ann Swank, 49, of Nescopeck, Pa., who also worked at the hotel and was the victim's supervisor; and Robert Michael Lynch, 67, of Three Oaks.

The male defendants worked as security guards brought in to patrol a labor strike and were staying at the hotel, where some developed intimate relationships with Chandler and Swank, according to testimony.

Interest in the decades-old case was revived after a Hope class produced a documentary film about it that aired in 2004 on public television.

The new evidence breathed new life into the case, Cox said.

"In the end, this incredible team of police and prosecutors has now closed the book on this horrific crime (and) has brought closure for Janet's parents and family," he said."

Here's a clue:

Killers &

I guess that's more irrelevant ephemera
damned data.

For some odd reason, these corporate armies and their unchecked mercenary excesses made a song POP into my head...

Now, how does that go?.....

"Old black water, keep on rollin',
Mississippi moon, won't you keep on shinin' on me?
Old black water keep on rollin',
Mississippi moon, won't you keep on shinin' on me?
Old black water, keep on rollin',
Mississippi moon, won't you keep on shinin' on me?"

I know there's a connection here somewhere.

Oh well, maybe this tune is more suitable:

"Did you stop to consider
How it will feel,
Cold grinding grizzly bear jaws
Hot on your heels

Do you often stop and whisper
It's Saturday's shore
The whole world's a savior,
Who could ever ever ever ever, ever, ever
Ask for more?

Do you remember?
Will you stop?
Will you stop, the pain?"

11/02/2007 02:10:00 AM  
Blogger Sounder said...

Thanks eric, it does seem that discrimination is important to these folk.

This part I liked, (and is why my ontological position deals with the ways of deception.)

“In examining the work of Schwaller, we have one of the better examples of the subtle way the negative occult societies attack those who come to bring light, by association and co-opting. The tactic is to find a means of subtly allying their message with that of the truly Positive so as to generate confusion in untrained minds which would tend on surface evidence to accept these actually contrary messages as similar, at least in intent.

The negative occultists who are promoting the new Control System borrow all their components from what is of truth, and proceed by the method of imitation. They literally will ape the expression of positive teachings, and all the more carefully when they wish to be mistaken altogether for purveyors of truth, so as to subvert the messages.

Their usual strategy is to begin by adhering so closely to the truth as to be virtually indistinguishable to all but heightened, thinking awareness. They install their ideas through the rhythmic lull of entrainment so as to catch the "congregation" totally off guard when they finally diverge slightly or greatly from the truth and so pull the listener along with them. The voice of deception is, of course, all the more ingratiatingly imitative of "goodness" where it is addressing a listener who is truly desirous of seeking truth; those who are lazy to begin with don't need such careful wording to deceive them as they are already willing to be deceived.”

One other snippet,

“Belief is holding to a rock; faith is learning how to swim – and this whole universe swims in boundless space.”

Also, phonetic language seems connected to the ‘fixing’ of categories, or this is that type thinking.

11/02/2007 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard on NPR this morning that a 10-12 year old was playing with matches and started the California Wildfires, or one of them. They are seriously considering bringing criminal charges.

Consider the irony of this. If this is not a prime example of our screwed up society and system, then nothing is. What a bunch of bullies we are. We will pummel the easy targets, but leave the real challenges alone. The leaders of this country, and the leaders of the West, in general, are responsible for murdering millions upon millions in the past several centuries, yet we are going to prosecute a 10 year old for playing with matches which resulted in property, the property of the wealthy, being destroyed.


I want to scream....and maybe that's what this rant by me is about....I'm screaming. I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore.....bullshit, I'm going to take it again and again and so are you....we may scream, but we have no choice but to take it until we collectively do something about it...which seems like it may be never.

11/02/2007 08:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Last Noel

Atlanta weeps, and/or sleeps, as all that moisture from Hurricane Noel thumbs its nose at the dry sponge suburbanites. Sunny PerDooDoo's little compromise with Florida and Alabama isn't going to rectify the issue. It just makes it look like he's doing something, but it's not even a band-aid.

11/02/2007 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well the past week I've averaged probably a dozen internal climaxes a day. Yesterday my forehead was pulsating as I shot my yang shen out into yin jing around me (thereby creating a mutual climax). I call this "O at a D." You can maintain your health this way but to really create chi you need to send your own shen back into your jing -- to create "prenatal vitality." the microcosmic orbit is the foundational practice to open up the pineal gland for these abilites -- it transforms the jing into chi but as the alchemists state, the process begins and ends with jing (because that enables creating another physical body).

11/02/2007 11:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Good stuff. When I'm in a war zone I'll make sure to pass along your tips to the wounded victims. Don't worry about your missing least you can still internally climax 10 times a day. Who needs arms and legs when you consider that? No water in Atlanta? Don't worry. So long as you follow GGG's tried and true methods, you can prime your vagus nerve and internally climax repeatedly until you either die of thirst or suffocate under the weight of your accumulating detritus.

11/02/2007 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well the oldest human ritual is the Flute Goddess ritual. I was reading about this in the context of warfare in New Guinea. The Wabeo I think is the tribe. Essentially you're not a real man until you learn the secret of how to play the flute with no holes. the Goddess created the flute but the man stole it and therefore human suffering occurs. The men can play the flute but they must not let the females see it -- this is the secret male iniation ritual that enables warfare to be moderated because territory in animals is originally defined through sound perception -- not visual dominance.

11/02/2007 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Behold -- the psychological origins of organized warfare:

11/02/2007 12:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what you're saying, GGG, is that Palast has it right...the War in Iraq is not about's about the sound of treasure.


11/02/2007 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well the sufis used to solve this problem but in the 18th C. they were considered too soft when the Brits started conquering India and the Middle East.

Sufis do community healing as well and are the fusion of Western Asian and Indian cultures.

Back to more forehead pulsating (as I sitting in full-lotus and a female just stood in front of me).

11/02/2007 12:19:00 PM  
Blogger wwwdotnet said...

Shrub said -


I hear ya man...felt particularly shitty today myself. At myself also. What the fuck is going on? I do try, i really do, i have talked, attempted to incite some discussion on the case of things, of which i am not even sufficiently educated upon to offer some kind of solution, but damn, no one gives a shit. not one little speck on a dirty Y front. I had one guy simply tell me to FUCK OFF. yep. FUCK OFF. And that if the governments of the world DID have such uttter contempt for the general public, that he DIDN'T WANT TO KNOW. The guy was about 21 or so, not some grandad having his whole world crumble, this is the youth, the seed, with shit goggles wading through vomit, and not wanting to come up for air. gonna keep wading some chorizo, all will be fine.

ha, my word verification ends on - YOY

11/02/2007 01:49:00 PM  
Blogger just_another_dick said...

"Good stuff. When I'm in a war zone I'll make sure to pass along your tips to the wounded victims. Don't worry about your missing least you can still internally climax 10 times a day. Who needs arms and legs when you consider that? No water in Atlanta? Don't worry. So long as you follow GGG's tried and true methods, you can prime your vagus nerve and internally climax repeatedly until you either die of thirst or suffocate under the weight of your accumulating detritus."

Shrub, you forgot to mention that the limbless war victims could probably re-grow those lost limbs if they'd just squeegy all that blood off of their third eyes.

But then again, the Brits demonstrated that all that "spiritual power" isn't worth fuck-all against a few well placed bullets, eh?

GGG, in honor of your "typical day," I'd like to share mine.

Let's see, rise at 5 AM, force down something resembling breakfast, shower, dress, then madly race to a 16 hour freakshow of tossed shit, spewed spittle & biting jaws of half wit looneys. Leave at 11 PM, race home, attempt to sleep by at least 1 AM so I can rise at 5 AM to start the whole sorry mess over again. Repeat for 4 days then relax one & repeat cycle.

I'd try the whole "lotus" thingy but I'm damn sure one of the nuts would hit me with a coffee pot while I was trying to rub their vagus nerve & the whole well meant experiment would just go KERPHLOOEY!

Shrub, here's a video of Daniel Pinchbeck ( demonstrating, a. why descriptions of acid trips are incredibly boring & should be outright banned, & b. why pretentious liberal psycho-nauts from privileged backgrounds just sound silly when discussing the plight of the poor. (In this case, Pinchbeck rambles on about how "pissed off" Katrina made him feel at Burning Man.

Quite the hoot!

11/02/2007 02:48:00 PM  
Blogger wwwdotnet said...

They are metabolically similar to Lance Armstrong biking up the Pyrenees.

11/02/2007 03:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I do post on Pinchbeck's old website but I kept pestering Pinchbeck about sublimating his sex energy. I'm not saying that's why he split nevertheless he stopped posting on his own website maybe six months ago.

Anyway is Falun Gong a pretentious liberal movement? What about the Shiva movements in India? Or any of the mystical-inspired gorilla movements of Africa and Latin America?

Anthropology professor Tim Ingold argues that these altered states of consciousness are actually a product of biological adapation -- so do several other academics. Stress apparently causes people to eventually have visions....

I still go with Stan Gooch's take on this -- that repressing paranormal abilities causes neurosis.

11/02/2007 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See Freudian Marxism is well-accepted but now considered a failed project. Yet the commodity fetish is more obvious then ever today: Sex sells. Civilization is based on increased levels of materialistic sex and destructive technology.

So the obvious solution is to take Freudian Marxism to a deeper level -- what I call "the surplus value of consciousness."

"In particular, however, neither Freud nor anyone later sought to suggest the repression of paranormal abilities as a causal basis for neurosis -- that is, for the splitting away from consciousness, and the consequent gathering to themselves of disproportionate separate powers, of aspects of the unconscious mind -- a proposal that the present book makes herewith." (p. 154)

-- from Stan Gooch's book "The Origins of Psychic Phenomena: Poltergeists, incubi, succubi, and the unconscious mind" (Inner Traditions, 2007)

11/02/2007 07:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Richard,

Yeah...that was a hoot, alright. What a fuckin fake he is....and his ilk. I'm working on a project right now with the same Ivy League Pricks....they just wear another mask, but they're cut from the same cloth. They talk the same way and their mannerisms are identical. They are hollow on the inside....there is nothing there beyond the polished veneer. Talk about Burning Man....these folks are Straw Men....and we all know how well Straw burns, especially when accompanied by the Santa Ana Winds.

Just to show you how uninformed I am....I had no idea who this guy was before you posted this, and I really never investigated Burning Man. I heard the term in passing, but never had any interest to pursue what it was, or what it meant. My instincts were right....and I still don't want to know and I won't inquire or investigate's a waste of time.

My vagus nerve is throbbing. Time to play the flute with no holes so I can end the War On Terror.

11/02/2007 09:26:00 PM  
Blogger just_another_dick said...

"Anyway is Falun Gong a pretentious liberal movement? What about the Shiva movements in India? Or any of the mystical-inspired gorilla movements of Africa and Latin America?"

GGG, what do any of those have to do with Pinchbeck's faux Katrina rage from a comfortable distance?

Pinchbeck & his self professed "shamanism" just strike me as utterly pretentious.


To me, his adoption of "shamanism" is as silly as wealthy westerners who adopt feng shui as if it's another Home Depot interior decoration project.

A huge chunk of feng shui revolves around ancestor worship. Since westerners stack their dead like so much abandoned cord wood I can't fathom how one could possibly adopt feng shui in a western milieu unless one picks & chooses the bits one wants & jettisons the rest.

In the end, it seems like the same colonial culture rape that the west has always practiced with such ruthless efficiency.

We sell them Britney Spears while hijacking their traditions for our own shallow self-centered & nefarious ends.

Just think Madonna studying Kabbalah.

It's just another sick joke whose punch line will continually elude me.

Again, sorry.

11/02/2007 09:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well if anyone wants to play "whose the better revolutionary" game just google "How to be an activist" and "drew hempel" -- you'll get my links documenting my material successes on public record (the same record Chomsky depends on).

Now back to conspiracy activism, the result of above such results:

Besides Stan Gooch, I also recommend the author Dr. Morris Berman, his B.A. is math and Ph.D. is history of science. As my blogbook argues math IS imperialism via Freemasonry.

Berman and I corresponded back in 1996 when I was looking for a copy of his book, then out of print. All his books are amazing. His book "Coming to our Senses: Body and Spirit in the Hidden History of the West" (1990) focuses on music as the means to achieve a radical revolution.

His next book focused on hunter-gatherer cultures as exemplary of this revolution. My own research has confirmed that again music is the secret connection.

The Flute Goddess ritual still remains as the average white dude typically "joins a band" as his main means of integrating into the community.

I've just recommended using nonwestern tuning and then understanding the relation of those tunings to the body and to science, politics, etc.

Most musicians these days don't know much more than the 1-4-5 chord progression anyway! It's basis of blues for a reason -- the African use of music for healing.

Our true consciousness is music, as Oliver Sack's new book "Musicophilia" details -- music therapy is successful for serious dysfunctions like dementia, parkinsons, etc.

Yet that's only the surface and what remains is to take that simple progression used by Jimi Hendrix, etc., and realize that 1-4-5 is not the frets on the guitar but actually consciousness as yin and yang dynamics.

Is music a cult? Well if so then it's the ultimate mind control tool -- whether it's that equal-tempered alt. rock in your cafe, the muzak or piped in soft rock in the fast-food joints, stores.

That stuff rewires your brain.

If only people REALLY liked music then they could find out the secret of real music --

tribal trance transduction.

Well time to climb back in that tank and crank my death metal while I take out some Iraqis. Without that death metal how could I enjoy my job in the Army?(reference to Michael Moore documentary). Or....

11/02/2007 09:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And now for something completely different -- a report from yesterday's conspiracy activism:

Yes this is really the heart of the matter! Yesterday I had an amazing day of healing. Now the two most poignant where amazingly with two different African-American girls, in two different parts of town. Both cases were almost identical. I'm sitting in full-lotus. The mom comes in with the girl and the mom is berating the girl and the girl is crying. They see me, the mom positions herself and the girl in line with my eyes as I look forward, which is a very particular position in a big empty store. The moms receive my healing energy but the girls are more sensitive since kids' energy channels are more open and the energy flows more freely. Both these girls were very sad and both stared deeply into my eyes. I looked away because they both were taking in the energy deeply and I wanted to make sure they were doing so voluntarily. They looked back at me on their own. One even came back to me after her mom called her away. The girl had entered the store crying and I felt her sadness transform into bliss love (in her HEART) and she left the store skipping. The other girl stared so deeply into my eyes soaking up my energy that the whole store turned their heads in amazement. She had to look up at me to do this, so everyone knew she was definitely choosing to look into my eyes. Again I soaked up her sadness, transformed it into bliss-love and felt her heart fill up with love. She breathed out a big sigh and her face was transformed from sadness with tired eyes into a big happy smile. Her mom told me, in a thankful tone, to have a good evening.

These were very beautiful, tender experiences such that upon reflection I teared up when thinking about them because this healing energy is natural, free yet so rarely known about in the modern world.

11/02/2007 10:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I think you should let Drew tag along to work with you one day and let him assume full lotus and transfer some of that bliss to some of your clients. Who just might work...then again, it could backfire and.........well, let's not go's too terrible to imagine.

You would capture it all on video, of course, and then we could send it to Hunchback, or Pinchednerve, or whatever the hell his name is, and he can play the video at Burning California whilst he rants about retards and their caretakers.

11/02/2007 10:45:00 PM  
Blogger Mark said...


"Or are you contending that current reserves (which are deliberately being left in the ground to create artificial scarcity and therefore justify higher prices) are actually higher than reported and that we therefore have more time than we think to make the transition?"

That's the interpretation I am leaning towards--beause the U.S. Department of Energy refuses to mention publicy the fact that Venezuela has almost 3x more oil than Saudi Arabia. Moreover, oil as physical issue is quite plentiful. It's the technology of getting at it that is not.

However, yes, as IC said and I would say once more, screw oil, we don't require it anyway.

My 'position' (not like I am political party, just a private citizen) is:

Sloppy thinking and glazed eyed peakers are rapidly becoming the U.S. left's version of a fundamentalist desire of a Christian apocalypse. Word to the wise: the last thing I want would be go get the oil. The point is instead showing that we have enough to slowly--without economic disruptions--to move us to a more sustainable energy grid and technological choices. So, the only blame for failing to do that now clearly and solely lies with corporate, intentional negligence.

Lots more (only) in the comments here about data for that.

After all what I posted about Iraq above shows 75 years of "Potemkin village wells". Instead of really attempting to get at the oil, the oil majors, as documents from Greg Palast notes, were keen on not finding oil as the result of their drilling, merely to impress the Iraqi government that they were fulfilling the contract on the surface, while they were intentionally stalling on really getting the oil out!

"Potemkin villages were, purportedly, fake settlements erected at the direction of Russian minister Grigori Aleksandrovich Potemkin to fool Empress Catherine II during her visit to Crimea in 1787. Conventional wisdom has it that Potemkin, who led the Crimean military campaign, had hollow facades of villages constructed along the desolate banks of the Dnieper River in order to impress the monarch and her travel party with the value of her new conquests, thus enhancing his standing in the empress's eyes...

Much of Middle East 'Iraqi oil production infrastucture' was always Potemkin wells as a stage set on the dry sand.

11/03/2007 03:28:00 AM  
Blogger Fructedor said...

3G - just when I'd reluctantly decided that, despite your vast esoteric culture and manifest desire for truth, you're as nutty as a pulsating fruitcake, you come out with that lovely story about the two sad little girls to whom you transmitted healing energy. Were I a wearer of hats, I would remove them all.

I do believe that it's essential to recognise the source of this energy, which of course does exist in abundance and can easily be transmitted by human beings as long as we find out how to do it. We all have the necessary machinery, in fact, I believe that we are built to operate at this level rather than the regular three dimensional self-centered survival mode that's fucking everybody up at the moment. Also, I have to say that drastic regimes of study do not seem to be necessary in order to get the hang of it. No reason why anyone should not work for a MA in Bicyclology, of course, but you don't necessarily have to do that before you can learn to ride a bike.

The beauty of your story is that it was about giving and healing - without wishing to brag or appear holier than whoever,I can say gratefully that I have had many similar experiences, although I have no idea what my vagus or any other nerve was up to at the time. The essential element of spiritual evolution is opening and giving to others, there's no other way.

I don't know if you've seen those wonderful films of gulls and albatrosses flying under water - lovely documents from the BBC amongst others, and no doubt easy to find - for a long time it was assumed that birds diving for fish would fold their wings, adopting a streamlined position, and paddle with their feet - until someone filmed them underwater. These are quite beautiful films, even moving for a soppy git like myself. Now, suppose we humans are presently operating underwater, like these birds, in other words, quite adept at dealing with a milieu which is not really our own, but to which we have become accustomed through centuries of assimilated history. Suppose that we are truly built for a higher milieu. Aloft.

Or, why drive around in 3D gear when you've got several more?

Just that as long as one assumes that one is the source of such transcendant energy, one is
destined for fatigue and even madness, because one is not the source.

One is.

11/03/2007 07:48:00 AM  
Blogger Fructedor said...

'My vagus nerve is throbbing. Time to play the flute with no holes so I can end the War On Terror.'

Love it.

11/03/2007 07:51:00 AM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The beauty of your story is that it was about giving and healing -

The beauty of Gee to The Three's story is that it is unprovable until we interview the women and their daughters. We only have Gee to The Three's perception, and, whereas, Gee to The Three may fully believe that is what transpired, it may be quite another thing if we gather the perspectives of the other parties involved....but we don't have that luxury, do we? So, do we go with Gee to the Third's peeception of events, unflaggingly, or do we remain unbiased and say.....well, maybe, but, then again, maybe not.

Meanhwhile, it/we continue(s) to close in on Bethlehem, blissfully unaware.

11/03/2007 08:00:00 AM  
Blogger Fructedor said...

One last thing - 3G what the fuck were you doing sitting in full lotus in a supermarket? Where I live, you'd have security politely but firmly on your ass in about one minute. Unless ... are you security?

Hey, there's a cool idea - Vagus Special Security - bad guy storms in yelling and waving a Sturday Night Special, 3G pulsates and makes the guy come. That'll take care of it - not only non-lethal but user-friendly.

11/03/2007 08:01:00 AM  
Blogger Sounder said...

While it may be true that repressing ‘paranormal’ abilities produces neurosis, it seems equally true that cultivating ‘paranormal’ abilities may produce an inclination toward nihilism. At any rate Drew, as you may know, the conceptual structures I enlist share many elements with the material that you bring here. Morris Berman, for instance is a primary intellectual influence for me also. Yet I (and many others, no doubt) am left somewhat uncomfortable by the constant self-referential elements within your every post.

Many people have their ‘obsessions’, yet most have the decency to not always force others to only speak of things in terms of that particular obsession. So you like to tickle your vagus nerve; with enough intellectual effort, well any old obsession can be justified. The thing may even be true, but I still may not care for how it is you get there. Drew, you seem to ‘tell’ allot and that makes me question your ability to ‘show’.

11/03/2007 08:17:00 AM  
Blogger Fructedor said...

Shrub - yes indeed - if you want objective third-party proof of that story, you would need to interview the people involved, I agree with that. Such studies have been done, though, books written, papers published. I happen to know that there are ongoing studies by Russian doctors to measure energy levels in such cases. You can still claim that the writers are full of shit, though - unless you interview the authors and their subjects - and then you can always claim that they're all delusional. Keep sweeping, plenty of room under the carpet.

There are many fundamental phenomena for which there is no objective proof - I love you darling - prove it. In that particular case, proof becomes a way of life rather than an inclusive theorem. For example.

Wiser men than me can explain why what we call 'proof' is a left-brain construct which attempts to decipher a gestalt which includes both left- and right-brain information. Indeed, left- and right-brain is itself a construct.

I respect your refusal to gob up flaky shit as a replacement for tough 'reality' - but there is no way you can 'prove' everything - lack of proof does not mean that the phenomenon does not exist, though. Scientists, researchers, mostly, are mostly just guessing.

And what touched me about 3G's story was that I recognised what he was talking about. As I said - and please don't assume that I'm looking for kudos or anything else, I'm not - I've had many similar experiences, and have talked with people about these experiences, I mean the people involved - I've been the receiver and the giver in experiences like these. Apart from what I myself experienced - subjectively - I've had objective proof of the experience through the input of the other people involved.

Talk of spirituality does seem vain in the face of genocide, rape, murder, the struggle for survival and all the human darkness that has gathered over our sorry heads. Exploring the darkness won't help us though, and shelling up won't either. Look for light and you will find it, and finding it, you will spread it around at your very humble level, because that's how it works.

May I say this - you've got to be on the right track, because you're as funny as can be.

11/03/2007 08:36:00 AM  
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11/03/2007 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Interviewing the girls would only provide you with further SUBJECTIVE proof. In fact, there is no such thing as OBJECTIVE proof of anything, at all, at all.
If G3 where to sit in full lotus before me and produce tingly sensations of my Vagus I would still have only my subjective experience to rely on."

Fair enough....but it still doesn't significantly alter my point. What G3 perceived may not be what the women and their daughters perceived, so let's not blindly accept G3's version as the naked gospel. My namesake believes, at least according to the official version, that he is spreading Democracy in The Middle East. Do you? If you don't, what makes your belief any more valid than his alleged belief? The subjectivity argument can be a bitch when the stakes are high, can't it?

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11/03/2007 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously there's interest in this information and obviously a lot of sensitivity to it. My writing is thus far free, I should mention that had the intention of publishing my blogbook, Whether this plan still holds after I threw the work online for free or not, it's hard to say but the tenative discussion started this spring and was last conveyed last August.

As to my writing style, it covers the gambit, as it should: too religious, too academic, overly researched, too dense, too New Agey. You name it!

So my old blog, for example,, has all different writing styles and dialog and debate on all different levels.

I was a paid op-ed columnist at the University of Minnesota Daily, hired due to the success of my email activist list in the Twin Cities. My email was sabotaged by the University administration and a professor also sent me the following email after I had exposed his promotion of Werner von Braun without any mention of von Braun's supervision of massive forced labor as a SS major, testing missiles on civilian populations, etc.

"I will personally make sure you are never published in the MN Daily again."

And so it came to pass. haha. Even that final column was censored from the MN Daily online archives -- "Truth Repressed by Psychic Vampires." The staff was fried by my focus on corporate-state injustice (the reason I had been hired) so I spiced it up for the end of the semester and the work was fact checked by supervisors, even though they couldn't understand the analysis.

Now then the whole vagus nerve jokes are amusing except that the FDA and the U of MN have both officially endorsed use of Cyberonics microchip for vagus nerve stimulation to cure "depression" -- the epidemic discovered during Reaganomics.

You too can be a good citizen only if you get a minor electrical shock every two minutes in the right side of your neck. Sounds harmless enough unless you take into consideration the amazing array of high-tech goodies such interventions enable.

And so we blog -- and maybe even get the President's Award of Honor! (newly issued for a free market blog that the London Financial Times claims has a "cult" following).

Yes the Free Market is a cult yet the CIA makes sure that no other "free" cults develop as well.

Ah if only the "gate of mortality" were better guarded by conspiracy activists.

Now my discovery of the "O at a D" skill (orgasm at a distance) happened matter of factly while sitting in full-lotus with my buddy, Bookhouse Bert, who hangs at McDonalds. This was last January and the young female worker was absolutely giddy with the results. After that I experimented and posted the results with ensuing discussion online at (Pinchbeck's old site, as I mentioned).

Now for the latest empirical results that I'm using the female formless awareness, or achieving my old motto for which I became famous in Mpls:


Good book title Kris? haha.

I was in Taco Bell a few days ago taking in their free taco due to the Red Sox winning the world series. This crazy lady walked in who had stood by me the other night while I was reading at BK. She previously had stood behind me, doing lewd dancing while singing lewd lyrics. The highschool girls across the room commented that when she picked up her food she, nevertheless, was completely cogent. I was, of course, in full-lotus.

Anyway when she shows up at Taco Bell the next day shes in front of me, as I was sitting in full-lotus, facing the soda dispenser. She kicks in with the lewd dancing and I'm thinking -- where is this going. She then literally pulls her tank top down exposing herself to me and then bends over and sticks her backside about two feet from my face, wiggling it provocatively. The only other customers in view are all females.

Then her pimp comes in -- or so I judged. Nice electric blue felt hat with violet band and colored feather. Leather jacket. He's got a customer. She then announces that I'm her "little boyfriend" and that she's cumming already. How do I spell that "cuming" coming? haha.

Anyway so she went off with the customer and the pimp stayed behind. Meanwhile the other females were intrigued to say the least. That was my latest empirical confirmation, while earlier examples (all equally provocative) can be found at the website forum I mentioned.

This ecstacy is not the only electrochemical energy that I perceive with my third eye at a distance. While hanging with the street drunk Natives in my town I actually sucked up a lady's sadness from a block away! That surprised me.

Of course the energy exchange is not limited to females but I have further details at the forum -- see the Man Love thread, for example.

I'll check out the Reich book but the last Reich book like that (I think it may have been that actual book that was in my neighborhood used store recently) did not understand the dynamics of transduction.

The best book on this subject -- with all the details explained -- is "Taoist Yoga: Alchemy and Immortality" trans. by Charles Luk. There's a few errors in the translation but they are only discovered by really studying the text and cross-correlating the terms. So you can figure out the errors while also achieving the meaning of the text.

11/03/2007 11:34:00 AM  
Blogger Fructedor said...

Shrub - you come downstairs one morning and discover your child sitting on the kitchen floor surrounded by mounds of ground coffee and salt and a huge pool of water - you calmly ask what the fuck is going on, and she explains that she's playing "seaside", and suggests that you step aside because you're in the way of the incoming "boat", which looks to you like a loaf of bread melting into the surrounding mess. Do you enter into a deep inner interrogation about the validity of her perceptions and your own, or do you start helping her to clean up the seaside, perhaps explaining that the holidays are over for this morning?

There's no objective way you can prove that King George is sincere in his belief about imposing democracy, or that his pov is any more valid than your own, but this will probably not prevent you from noticing what looks to you like a god-awful mess which desperately needs cleaning up. I think you act on what seems to be the right thing to do, despite the impossibility of proving logically that you're right and he's wrong.

I think we would all agree that murder is out of bounds, despite the fact that a murderer might have a different view of the event than you.

For much of our human experience, all we can go on is our own individual conviction. We are well advised to apply as much rigour as possible to verify our intuitions, but in the end, our heart (and our brain) will decide.

You may of course live in an apartment, and so not come downstairs in the morning, and you may well be smart enough to keep seaside materials well out of reach of children, but I suppose you see what I mean.

One more last thing - 3G, how often do you get laid, man?

11/03/2007 12:11:00 PM  
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11/03/2007 12:29:00 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

BPH said:

"but there is something in me that desires this whole mess come crashing down sooner rather than later and a pragmatic argument could be made that that would be a good thing..

Not when the people wanting dislocation for wider police state justification anywhere in the world are creating the dislocation.

P2OG, the oil version anyone?:

"(#4) Rumsfeld's Plan to Provoke Terrorists
CounterPunch (
November 1, 2002
Title: "Into the Dark"
Author: Chris Floyd
Evaluator: Catherine Nelson Ph.D., Meri Storino Ph.D.
Student Researcher: Jennifer Scanlan

Corporate Media Coverage:
Los Angeles Times, October 27, 2002, "The Secret War", by William Arkin

According to a classified document, "Special Operations and Joint Forces in Countering Terrorism" prepared for Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld by his Defense Science Board, a new organization has been created to thwart potential terrorist attacks on the United States. This counter-terror operations group— the "Proactive Preemptive Operations Group" (P2OG) will require 100 people and at least $100 million a year. The team of covert counter-intelligence agents will be responsible for secret missions designed to target terrorist leaders. The secret missions are designed to "stimulate reactions" among terrorist groups, provoking them into committing violent acts which would then expose them to "counterattack" by U.S. forces.

This means that the United States government is planning to use secret military operations in order to provoke murderous terrorist attacks on innocent people. In a strange twist of logic, it seems the plan is to somehow combat terrorism by causing it. According to the report, other strategies include stealing money from terrorist cells or tricking them with fake communications. The Defense Department already maintains a secretive counter-terror operations group known as Delta Force that is called in when a crisis happens.

Exactly what type of actions would be required to "stimulate reactions" by terrorist groups has yet to be revealed. When asked questions regarding what measures would be taken, Pentagon sources responded with, "Their sovereignty will be at risk."

The current P2OG program is not entirely new to the United States. One similar program was Operation Northwoods. In 1963, America's top military brass presented a plan to President John Kennedy that called for a fake terrorist campaign — complete with bombings, hijackings, plane crashes and dead Americans — to provide "justification" for an invasion of Cuba, a Mafia/corporate fiefdom which had recently been lost to Castro. Kennedy rejected the plan, and was killed a few months later. Now Rumsfeld has resurrected Northwoods, but on a far grander scale, with resources at his disposal undreamed of by his predecessors, and no counterbalancing global rival to restrain him.

Former president Nixon wanted such a group, but congress denied it; President Reagan tried to use the National Security Council instead, but ran into trouble with the Iran-Contra affair. Now, President Bush may finally realize the dream.


Appropriately enough for a story about the deepest possible covert operation — penetrating terrorist cells and provoking them into action — the saga of the Pentagon's "Proactive, Preemptive Operations Group" (P2OG) went straight back into the dark after strutting its brief hour upon the stage. There has been no new information about the group since it was first mentioned nationally in the Los Angeles Times as part of a larger story on Pentagon plans for new "secret armies." Was it funded? Is it operational? Has it "flushed out" any terrorists lately by goading them into "action"? Are any of the post-Iraq War spate of terrorist atrocities linked to P2OG activities? We don't know. And with Donald Rumsfeld's openly avowed penchant for "strategic misinformation," how will we ever know? Certainly the mainstream press has done nothing to enlighten us. Although the CounterPunch article (which appeared simultaneously in The Moscow Times) provoked a lively response in the "alternative" media (print, web and radio), there has not been a single subsequent mention of the group in the U.S. national press. In the UK, John Pilger has raised warning flags about P2OG in The New Statesman and the Daily Mirror, while The Ecologist also ran a version of the CounterPunch article. The rest is silence. At first glance, this decided lack of interest might seem a curious reaction, given the American media's insatiable—and profitable—obsession with terrorism. But the media's equally intense, and equally profitable, abhorrence of moral ambiguity—especially when it involves possible American complicity in mayhem and murder—makes the silence easier to understand."

In that sense, true 'rebellion' against that dystopian plan at this stage would be for a slow changeover of materials, peaceably and orderly, without disruptions that would leave people blinking with shock that it worked. :-)

It's not the end of the world, it's the beginning of one. For a grand statement, if much of human history has been a form of forced consumer clientelism and high elite criminals supporting it, then finding ways to demote that intermixed social and material clientelism is a goal.

It's not even in the interests of elites to crash, yet here they go over the ecological cliff with us? The high level global Goreworld vs. Bushworld' that is still going on shows to me some serious NWO disagreements for how (and more pointedly and pragmatically, who wants to be on top as) they want elitist globalism to be introduced.
Bushworld vs. Goreworld is criminal globalist court politics.

BPH said:

"...vigorously and comprehensively to my questions except for my desire that you read and debunk Matt Savinar's web site. If Savinar is a propagandist then he's awfully good at it...

I've never looked at it, not because it doesn't interest me, it's just that there are so many hours in the day, you know?

Obviously, not everyone is a 'propogandist'. Many people hold "their postions" honestly and to the ethical extent they know possible. However, there is a category of intentional positions that are popularized by hypocrites (echoes of Strauss above) that are then honestly held by many others.

That's successful public relations.

Second, in particular, the phrase 'peak oil' came from recidivist psychopaths that run the oil companies of the world. Like Edward Bernays selling cigarettes by inserting their 'commodity use' into the justified women's sufferage movement, 'peak oil lie' has been inserted into honest mass concern about the environment in a similar public relations gesture. Then it is "honestly held" by those truly and ethically concerned. So in dealing with the issue, those who come to defend it think you (i.e., me in this case) are challenging their motivation or concern (which I am not) instead of just their pre-canned ideas sold to them about it.

If you disagree about the "recidivist psychopaths" of the oil companies or the lengths they will go to make an artificial mediasphere of lies that serve them:

1. refresh on some Ida Tarbell;

2. or more recently (1960s), the likely assassination of Italian prime minister Enrico Mattei for going against the 'Seven Sisters' (his phrase of disgust), as he pumped native oil out of Italy responsible for the Italian capacity to get out of the economic doldrums after WWII. He did it without the Seven Sisters permission, and he suffered one of those 'crazy airline accidents' that happen like clockwork to antisystemic forces in the NWO world [cite: A Century Of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order by F. William Engdahl])

"In 1962 Mattei's plane was sabotaged [earlier], but the act was discovered quite by chance by his pilot.

Rumours suggested that the CIA would not mourn his passing. Not trusting the Sifar (Italian secret service), even though it was full of his loyal supporters, Mattei constituted a sort of personal security guard made of former partisans, ENI staff - and he felt protected by them.

On October 27, 1962 on a flight from Sicily to the Milan Linate Airport, Mattei's jetplane, a Morane-Saulnier MS-760 "Paris" crashed, in the surroundings of the small village of Bascapè in Lombardy, in the course of a storm. All three men on board were killed. Together with Mattei died his pilot Irnerio Bertuzzi and the American Journalist Wiiliam McHale. The inquiries officially declared that it was an accident.

The Italian Minister of Defense, Giulio Andreotti, was responsible for the accident investigation.

According to a 2001 TV documentary by Bernhard Pletschinger and Claus Bredenbrock, evidence was immediately destroyed at the crash site.

Flight instruments were put into acid.

On October 25, 1995 the Italian public service broadcaster RAI reported the exhumation of the human remains of Mattei and Bertuzzi. Metal debris deformed by an explosion was found in the bones.

There is speculation that the fuse of an explosive device was triggered by the mechanism of the landing gear.

Some facts are certain and deserve a mention:

When preparing the film Il Caso Mattei in 1970, Francesco Rosi asked the journalist Mauro De Mauro to investigate on the last days of Mattei in Sicily. De Mauro soon obtained an audio-tape of his last speech and spent days studying it. De Mauro disappeared 8 days after his retrieval of the tape, on September 16, 1970, without leaving a trace. His body was never found.

All the Carabinieri and Police investigators who searched for De Mauro, and consequently investigated his presumed kidnapping, were later killed. Among them the general Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa.

Tommaso Buscetta, the famous mafioso who repented, declared to judge Giovanni Falcone that the De Mauro affair was not a mafia affair. The strange thing is that the confusion created by his disappearance would have "ordinarily" compelled the mafia to get involved, discover those responsible and denounce them, or even worse.

Buscetta also suggested that the cause was in De Mauro's investigations on Mattei. Gaetano Iannì, another repented mafioso, had suggested that a special agreement had been achieved between the Cosa Nostra and "some foreigners" for the elimination of Mattei.

Admiral Fulvio Martini, later chief of SISMI (military secret service), declared that Mattei's plane had been shot down.

In 1986, Amintore Fanfani described the accident as a shooting, perhaps the first act of terrorism in Italy....

The doubts about his possible murder, however, are more compelling than the theory of a technical accident.

Mattei coined the term Seven sisters to refer to the dominate oil companies of the mid-20th century.[1]

In 2000, the Trans-Mediterranean Pipeline was named after Enrico Mattei."*

Mattei: likely Wellstoned.

Seven Sisters:

"The Seven Sisters consisted of three companies formed by the break up by the U.S. Government of Standard Oil, along with four other major oil companies. With their dominance of oil production, refinement and distribution, they were able to take advantage of the rapidly increasing demand for oil and turn immense profits.

Being well organized and able to negotiate as a cartel, the Seven Sisters were able to have their way with most Third World oil producers. It was only when the Arab states began to gain control over oil prices and production, mainly through the formation of OPEC, beginning in 1960 and really gaining power by the 1970s, that the Seven Sisters' influence declined."

Ot did it, when the plan that the Bush Admin is using in Iraq, according to Palast's documents, is the Americans "working WITH OPEC" cartel, in an Armed Madhouse?

The Seven Sisters were mad at Kennedy as well, noted in the appropriately named book (assembled from French intellignece information and connected with RFK's run at the White House in 1968), Farewell America:The Plot to Kill JFK. This book was banned in the USA for about 30 years, according to the late Skolnick:

"...considered in conjunction with the book "Farewell America". Published in Europe about 1968, and circulated in about fourteen languages, the book was not permitted by U.S. postal and customs authorities to be imported into the U.S. to be sold in bookstores. This censorship in the U.S. ended about 2002, when began selling a paperback edition of the book now listed on their webs ite. Until 1973, I was only one of two researchers in the U.S. who found a way to get "Farewell America", in English, in hardback, into the U.S. At nationwide college seminars by me, I gave them away to students in return for small donations to support our work."

Let's say it once more though:


Screw oil.

This whole debate about oil is already off track
from the variety of solutions we have without oil.

That is pretty much why Matt Savinar (whoever he is) is pretty inconsequential. It's like leading me to a link about someone providing a mathematical proof for angel's dancing on the head of a pin. The whole aim or fixation of interest is pointless (here, oil) however intelligent are the modern monks in their internet cloisters who consider it a devotional sign of their election to 'really important issues'. Oil is not important! The solutions are. Oil is just an inflated energy choice, an inflated energy choice that doesn't deserve so much fixation and worry in a world of other energy choices that outclass it immediately. I'll say it again: fixation on oil is a Stockholm Syndrome.

11/03/2007 12:40:00 PM  
Blogger ericswan said...

It all comes down to timing Mark and Comet Holmes is expanding to half the size of a full moon this weekend?

I am standing by my pat asnswer to the question that is never asked.

Save seeds. Compost. Neighbourhood cohesion.

11/03/2007 01:53:00 PM  
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11/03/2007 03:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've had maybe 6 mutual climaxes since I last posted -- so in the past 4 hours.

Keep in mind that this ability is just using female formless awareness for the electrochemical or jing energy. There are 3 main energy centers in the body: electrochemical, electromagnetic and light-information.

So, if instead of having mutual climaxes, I, in turn focused my electrochemical energy so that it circulated ONLY back into my body then I would ionize the female formless awareness to a deeper level thereby creating electromagnetic fields.

When this is done you do not have to eat, nor drink water, nor sleep. Also you have telepathy, telekinesis and precognition -- to start with, plus stronger healing powers.

I achieved this in 2000. I went 8 days with no food, half a glass of water and needing only 5 hours of sleep. I stopped eating because my belly was full of electromagnetic fields.

After this training I could see dead spirits, people around me freaked out from strong electromagnetic fields, I healed my mom of a serious case of smoker's legs (so she no longer needed surgical stockings), I accidently pulled the spirit out of this old lady who asked me for a healing (no touching involved), and whenever I sat in full-lotus the whole room would spin around me (or rather my spirit was spinning as a vortex).

That was just the final stage before TRUE SAMADHI is achieved. In real samadhi the electromagnetic fields are so strong that the whole body fills with light-information. Just as in deep sleep you do not feel your body. Your spirit leaves your body.

I should state that before this occurs the top of your head becomes soft -- the soft spot forms, just a s a baby's head. In fact the whole body is so pliable that you can sit in full-lotus as long as you want.

What happens is that before a person achieves true samadhi, thereby stabilization their third eye as fully open, the person uses the paranormal powers that naturally develop as a means towards fully opening up the third eyes. When the powers are used then they have to be recharged and the person then falls back into worldliness.

Food clogs up the energy channels -- since it's electrochemical energy, not electromagnetic energy. So the teacher I trained with stayed in full-lotus in a cave for 40 days straight, no food, no water, no sleep.

I had stopped training because the electromagnetic fields were so strong. But qigong master Chunyi Lin then pointed his finger at my brain and shot blissful electromagnetic light into my pineal gland. Now there is a permanent electromagnetic bliss in my pineal gland and when I focus on it energy shoots out my forehead, causing my vagus nerve to transduce the electrochemicals of the body.

I checked for Wilhelm Reich books at the U of MN Wilson Library. Reich argued, indeed, that the vagus nerve is the secret for expansion of the nervous system. But, as Taoist Yoga (the book) teaches, it's necessary to cleanse and purify the electrochemicals (i.e. ionize them through ultrasound meditation, aka the small universe).

After so many electrochemical internal climaxes then the energy is ionized to turn into electromagnetic fields and then into light.

If you can see light around people, at that point, then the third eye has been opened. But if you can only see light within your head, when your eyes are closed, then the energy has not been strong enough.

As the third eye opens up more then you have greater power for spirit travel, long distance healing, stronger healing, and finally to create another physical body.

If you use the 3rd Eye abilities just for electrochemical mutual climax healing then at least you can maintain your own health -- since the transduction of the vagus nerve enables a full-brain circulation of energy (versus the modern left-brain dominance which is shut off from the right cerebrum, left cerebellum, parasympathetic central chakras).

11/03/2007 03:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Basically Master Chunyi Lin told our class (or me -- sometimes it's hard to tell) -- that until the second chakra was opened up then the same sex would be attracted to me. Now when he told me this I had already had problems with getting hit on by males -- which revolted me because it was usually done in a very underhanded manner with bad intentions. Let's face it: Modern males can not control the lower half of their bodies and for this reason are really not much different than other primates.

I pondered what Master Chunyi Lin meant about "2nd chakra" since that's not a term he usually uses for qigong but then I realized he meant converting the generative force (or electrochemical energy) into vitality (or electromagnetic energy).

"In Search of the Miraculous" -- Gurdjieff's teaching -- is also very good on this -- talking about "Level One" and "Level Two" people.

Anyway it's not like I was getting hit on just by the same sex as me but also by females, girls, and I would even say animals -- haha.

Regardless -- it's basically a real struggle -- because, and I hate to say this, but PERVERTS will try to suck off the electrochemical energy.

Or as Gurdjieff states -- most males are Level One or Level Two (controlled by their sex energy). A level One person is someone who burns off their sex energy so fast that their consciousness is then focused on their

tailbone -- sacrum energy center.

And from this we can see the anal fixation.

Master Chunyi Lin is just as kind and open and respectful about differences in sexual orientation but I do think it's fascinating that for 90% of human history

the Bushmen Culture of Africa

there were NO GAYS.

Of course people won't believe this -- they'll say it must have just been hidden. But guess what -- 90% of the males became energy healers and nothing was hidden in that culture.

First of all the males had to live with the families of their wife-to-be and there was basically no privacy.

Now the fact is that we live in an ecological crisis and materialistic culture promotes two things as an increasing trend: animalistic sex and destructive technology.

Both of these things are based on the left-brain repression of our emotions which are then projected as unconscious behaviors (one of which is homosexuality).

Formless awareness (emptiness) or pure consciousness is FEMALE -- this is because the free energy works by complimentary opposites, in contrast to Western science which is based on symmetry (and patriarchy).

Most of Nature does not need males. This is why the Female Formless Awareness can self-generate whereas the male form is a materialistic growth out of the female.

When the male learns to connect with the female self this means that the emotions are no longer repressed and true love can be achieved.

So it's not that homosexuality is the problem -- all of modern civilization (left-brain dominant thinking) is the problem. Phonetic langauage, western math, etc. --- it's all philosophically false.

Homosexuality is just the natural progression of late capitalist society.

A lot of modern males can not control their attraction to other males -- even though they don't consider themselves homosexual.

Again this is a byproduct of ELECTROCHEMICAL or generative force dynamics.

It's just like in Tantra -- the physical sex is just a beginner stage that must be done with total detachment if it will enable creation of CHI or electromagnetic energy.

There's nothing worse than the sensation of a man trying to suck me off with their desire -- because with a female their attraction is not down but UP.

The female orgasm is internal -- through the vagus nerve going up to the right brain (as it should be for qigong practicers as well -- males!!).

I can sense the energy level of people's messages on the internet and when a male's consciousness is focused on his lower chakras then inevitably that person is very reactionary and close-minded.

It's obviously not part of the practice to have anger because the transformation comes from the formless awareness but it's the

FULL-LOTUS that transforms the electrochemical blockages (be it anger in the liver or whatever).

This is easier if no food has been eaten because then the energy channels are more clear.

This is a serious issue for me -- my aura is affected by my housemates and one person makes such behavior in our house.

The formless awareness is beyond these dualities so it's just an issue of extra energy that needs to be harmonized through the full-lotus.

The greater the electromagnetic force, the deeper the level of harmony achieved and the more sensitive the practicer is to disharmony.

Master Nan, Huai-chin discusses this in his books -- he states that in modern society it's probably better not to practice because the energy is so bad.

He even states that the existence of humanity as a whole is a conundrum.

But that's part of the paradoxes of formless awareness -- the practice occurs because it's the logical truth.

So the more one learns to transform the energy blockages, the more one has to practice and it becomes a feedback process.

Another misnomer is that to be celibate is to not have climaxes but rather it's just an internal climax.

Yet the real issue becomes the "scattering of the vitality" -- as the electrochemical energy goes up to the third eye and turns into electromagnetic energy it is then shot out of the third eye -- into YIN sources.

The upper half of the body is YANG so then it's attracted to YIN -- but if a MALE's consciousness is focused in the lower half of their body that means they have MORE YIN then yang.

For modern, "straight," males this yin focus is unconscious and then projected as oppressive technology to create more iron-based, meat food as an artificial source of yang energy.

But since all energy comes from formless awareness this yang source of food is not necessary.

So the issue of homosexuality has to been considered in a much greater context and it's solved by the full-lotus.

Whenever anyone takes energy from me then the full-lotus brings more energy in -- but if the energy is taken at night -- by my housemates -- through activating my aura while I'm asleep -- then I if I don't sit in full-lotus the vitality (electromagnetic) energy pill is converted back into

seminal fluid

that deconverts the healing powers.

In fact even straight males are afraid of this extra healing energy because they don't know what to do with it. So again straight males subconsciously have their consciousness focused in the lower half of their body (unless their minds are particularly focused).

So if the yang energy in my third eye shoots energy out into straight males the straight males start getting horny and they don't know why and they, of course, don't know what to do with the extra energy since they don't understand alchemy.

So then that extra energy just turns back into seminal fluid for them. But maybe they use it to make someone happy! (besides themselves).


I haven't gotten past this stage. I used to have my second chakra open but then I had even stronger reactions to my energy because my aura had strong electromagnetic fields (instead now it's mainly electrochemical fields).

I'm always toying with this transistion -- so part of the day the electromagnetic fields will be stronger, etc.

Of course ideally you're supposed to only sublimate the generative force after 11 pm -- when the governing channel (the back) opens up through the circadian rhythm -- and then again before 1 pm the following day.

After 1 pm it's stated that any attempt at someone taking your energy (or you having thoughts about desire) should be turned back, using "quick fire" -- breathing to raise the electrochemical energy so that it goes up to the solar plexus, unites with the electromagnetic energy, and then that stops the generative force from being turned into a fluid.

Instead I just use the pressure of the full-lotus because again I found that people craved this love energy so badly -- I had to be on the defensive all the time.

So I decided that the best defense is a good offense. Preemptive qigong healing.

11/03/2007 04:41:00 PM  
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11/03/2007 04:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Consider this from the 10/21/07 NY Times Magazine:

"Suddenly, 500 monks emerged in rows four across. ...when the first group stopped and chanted a prayer, some people in the crowd dared to clap...the whole crowd seemed overcome by it...The faces in the crowd were excited, part bliss, part terror."

from "Through Myanmar Darkly" by Charles London

That pretty much somes up the experience of female formless awareness as well.

Part bliss, part terror.

You ask "can I" -- etc. --

Sitting in full-lotus is an impersonal process. I have lots of information online if you care to read it -- it's free -- at there's three articles for example. At I have posted further details about my qigong training. has lots of details about my "O at a D" experiences which are now a daily norm.

Since you ask I'm happy to help you find this information by repeating the details because this is very rare information for modern people.

Electochemical energy is harmonized by the full-lotus. The energy cycles through the body with a focus on each main organ every two hours. When the energy is harmonized then euphoria is our natural human resting state -- this state is unknown for modern people because we are stuck in the left-brain, cut off from the right-brain cerebrum which the cerebellum regulates through the parasympathetic nervous system.

Let me emphasize that the energy cycles -- naturally -- but modern humans are cut off. The energy wakes me up at 5 a.m. because that's when testosterone and adrenaline are strongest. My head is bursting with magnetic bliss 3 days before the full moon -- that's when I know it's coming. At 11 am and 11 pm every day/night the energy gets stronger (noon is the lower tan tien or energy center -- where the electromagnetic energy is stored and midnight is the upper tan tien -- when the light-energy manifests -- these are based on when the sun is highest and lowest to the horizon).

So the key is to transduce testosterone into serotonin and oxytocin instead of ACTH turning testosterone into adrenaline.

It's not just sadness (lung), but also fear (kidney), overexcitment (heart), worry (pancreas), anger (liver), lust (sex organs). These reactions by people are just cycled through my body and then transformed into bliss-electromagnetic light and then it shoots out my third eye.

So it's literally experienced as electrochemical-information entering my body where I perceive what type of information it is (sadness, fear, anger, worry, overexcitement, lust) and then it is harmonized through the full-lotus and then goes through my heart and up into my 3rd Eye where it is shot out as bliss-electromagnetic-light.

The communication occurs as fast as light and is only limited by light. When enables the communication is female formless awareness which is its own reality -- a "substrate" that is beyond spacetime. It has to be experienced. Female formless awareness bends spacetime and enables time travel (precognition, telepathy, etc.).

Those are the lower emotions which get transduced into electromagnetic bliss and then light in the third eye. The bliss builds in the heart and then shoots up into the pineal gland, through the vagus nerve and then the central channel.

This process is modeled by MUSIC -- not "you" nor "me." Music is impersonal -- and it has to be NONWESTERN MUSIC, using complimentary opposites. I have lots on this and it was the main discovery of my masters thesis linked at

So how often do you listen to nonwestern music? Exactly -- modern males do not know how to have INTERNAL CLIMAXES -- as female s have.

Most of Nature does not need males. The female formless awareness means that there is a direct energy exchange -- just like water flowing -- that automatically harmonizes the energy.

No eye contact is necessary.

I'll give you an example. I was eating in a Somalian restaurant. I was sitting in full-lotus. Next to me was a partition -- a closed off area. I had an internal climax. I wondered why this happened because there was no yin source that would be attracted to the yang light-energy of the upper half of my body.

That's how this process works -- the light-energy shoots out of the upper half of the body as bliss-light. This can not be done unless the 3rd Eye is open. As the bliss-light fills up another yin source then the yin energy of my lower body is pulled up to fill in the yang space left behind, causing an internal climax.

Anyway to get back to my story -- I realized that the partition next to me was for the female's section of the restaurant. I went to the bathroom, down the hallway, and glanced back into the female section. Sure enough a lady, in burka, was sitting right by me, but on the other side of the wall.

In modern society we've lost the connection between sex energy and love because modern language is based on left-brain dominance that does not allow males to sublimate their testosterone into serotonin and oxytocin (the love hormone).

I've corresponded with Professor Robert Sapolsky about this issue and he has a book called "The Trouble with Testosterone."

So go ahead -- ask more questions. I'll be glad to answer them. More than likely someone else has already asked them to me and you can find them online. You can just google me and you get close to 700 hits. "drew hempel"

Oh about the food. Well I eat usually just one meal a day plus maybe a snack. I hang out in fast food restaurants because I'm a low-income person and I can read there without being bothered by pseudo-intellectuals. Also I've found that most of the time nonwhites are much more in tune with the connection between sexual attraction and spiritual healing because they are less left-brain dominant and have traditions of this type of healing. I go into the AFROCENTRIC electrochemical basis for this a bit as well in my blogbook (from my old blog where people could discuss and debate this info) but another source is Professor William Calvin's "The Ascent of Mind." Fast food restaurants tend to have a more diverse clientele.

But, of course, I run the gambit for eating locales. Just because I've mentioned a few places there's no reason to jump to any assumptions about some pattern I may have.

As far as fasting and energy goes -- again the main issue is what Reich called: NEGATIVE TRANSFERENCE -- people freaking out because they do not understand what you are doing. Again it's not "me" -- this ability is from the Female Formless Awareness understand as nonwestern music harmonics.

In other cultures fasting is well-accepted as a valuable practice. In qigong it's called BIGU and qigong master Yan Xin even had a peer-reviewed article about how people can go without food without losing any weight. Chemistry professor Rustom Roy held an academic conference about bigu.

Bigu means "energy feast" - or literally "without grains." So a spiritual diet is supposed to be mainly nuts, fruits and vegetables. For example the person I received energy from, qigong master Chunyi Lin eats only a small meal a day of tofu and vegetables and he fasts one day a week. He sleeps a few hours a night and sits in full-lotus several hours a day.

He does long distance healing over the phone and he heals people of late-term cancer, HIV Positive, deafness, paralysis and all sorts of hard to treat conditions. Doctors from the Mayo Clinic recommend him and he just cowrote a chapter for a Mayo Clinic medical textbook with Mayo clinic Dr. Nina Mishek.

But again, he trained in China, where qigong received a lot of focus, until it became a mass movement with political implications, just like previous revolutions in China, relying on Taoist yoga skills.

So when I fasted for a week my energy was very strong but this also caused people to have their energy reconfigured on an even deeper level. Negative Transference. I have to process that stuff through deeper full-lotus practice.

The electromagnetic energy has to be stored in the lower tan tien -- behind and below the stomach.

I had just trained too fast and didn't know enough about controlling the electromagnetic energy. But, again, to really emphasize, it's taught in qigong that the principle of natural resonance means things bounce back at you twice as hard. Also your intentions are BIDIRECTIONAL -- so if you have an intention that creates a chaotic result, the energy can always be reversed.

This process of energy harmonization occurs natural through the harmonics of the full-lotus -- it's an impersonal dynamic that humans exist within and is the logical inference of the I-thought. It's not based on "subject" and "object" -- it does not use "proof by contradiction" nor deduction nor induction. It relies on inference.

I discuss these issues of science and philosophy in my blogbook:

Oh Master Yan Xin even stated that the food industry would kill people if the food industry realized the implications of qigong. This is mentioned in Dr. David A. Palmer's new book:

QIGONG FEVER: Body, science and utopia in China (Columbia University Press, 2007).

11/03/2007 06:33:00 PM  
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11/03/2007 08:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm just playing devil's advocate here and stealing shrubs material.

I think G To The Third Power just said I was gay....but I can't be sure.

Gotta lower chakras are calling.


Shrubageddon M.A.

11/03/2007 08:21:00 PM  
Blogger War Negger said...

Baptism of Metis, Transmission, fMRI decoded dispatch, US Geological Survey, Eyes Only , monitored out of Damascus, Syria, October 9th, 0430 hours, sector PBK, 11th transmission, December 30th, 0500 hours, sector KZK:
"My Oedipal trajectory is headed straight toward the a cessna crop duster. Mercy mission." -Dr. William Pierce. September 11, 1933. Day of inverted Schicksalstag. 30 years (inverted 13) after the Irish mob 'abdicated' the throne. Assassinated by Sinatra's ten-inch penis, the five-inch exit wound (15) Luciferian saturation with the viginal fluids of foetal stage actress:Ava Gardner, whose clitoris was considered a rudimentary penis.

11/03/2007 08:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah that's a common reaction to my energy by males. PROJECTION. As I stated I can sense the consciousness level of people's messages online. So if their consciousness is strongly focused in the lower chakras -- what Gurdjieff called the instinctual, the sex and the moving chakra (the three are connected) -- then for a male that energy is pulling down from my consciousness -- pulling my energy DOWN.

But since I have extra yang energy in my body the result is that the lower chakra of the recipient is turned on -- they're yin energy is receiving yang energy.

Since the recipient's consciousness is focused in the lower chakra then they are not AWARE of the ability to have their consciousness focused in what's called the "Cauldron" -- the space between and behind the eyes.

The lower tan tien (energy center) is the STOVE and must be kept as a fire -- which heats and converts the YIN water. This is done by the descent of the yang energy of the upper half of the body (through meditation). But males not aware of this reconvert the fire back to water -- essentially feed off the fire of the stove. This means that the electromagnetic energy of the body is lost through both the upper and lower half of the body, causing sickness and loss of vitality. Only by connecting the two -- the spirit (yang light-energy) and life (yin life-energy) can the two combine to create more energy for healing.

So by sitting in full-lotus I can reconvert the water to fire.

Again since the males are not aware of this difference -- "hey why I am getting turned on?" -- the next step is to find the source:

Ah it's HIM -- HE MUST BE GAY.

Negative Transference -- or projection of repressed emotions as oppressive energy.

I've literally had males nearby me get erections from me and then think that I'm attracted to them. It's sad because they are either confused or they try to act on it, thinking they are helping me out, etc.

And so it goes -- this is why the Republicans are closeted as well. Because the reverse cycle is just to repress the consciousness even more while feeding the materialist energy.

This is the switch from a Level Two person (most people) to a Level One person where the consciousness is focused on the instinctual center (instead of the sex-moving center -- these are Gurdjieff's terms but I've found them highly precise).

The Level 3 person is someone who is very focused intellectually so that they begin to use logical inference, say the Socratic Method, to start focusing their consciousness in the intellectual center.

The problem with Level 3 is that the mind on its own is very weak and since the West does not have yoga (or an equivalent trance dance transduction ritual) the mind is incapable of creating an alchemical agent in the stove -- transducing the electrochemical heat into electromagnetic bliss.

This is why Gurdjieff emphasizes the proper use of sex is to access the HIGHER EMOTIONS -- the middle energy center -- which creates the electromagnetic energy, thereby powering the light-information of the third eye.

As the alchemists state the process begins and ends with the JING -- the lead -- which is YIN. When jing or life-energy doesn't radiate out of the 3rd Eye then it's dead -- relative emptiness -- but when it does radiate as light-information out of the 3rd Eye, powered by electromagnetic energy -- then it's female formless awareness.

That's the 3 in 1 secret -- how logical inference of the I-thought, because of complimentary opposites creates yin and yang: 1:2 turns into 2:3 (yang) which turns into 3:4 (yin) -- this is literally the secret of the 1-4-5 blues progression, as I detail in my masters thesis:

It's important to remember that when the male climaxes EXTERNALLY the nervous system FLIPS to the sympathetic system creating STRESS while for the female INTERNAL climax -- through the vagus nerve -- the system states in the expansionary parasympathetic nerves. To specify -- the male arousal begins as a parasympathetic process but as soon as ejaculation occurs it has flipped to sympathetic as an increase to stress (and this is why men die 7 years earlier on average then females and also why men are emtionally retarded). Again this is why males with consciousness focused in the sex or lower centers pull the energy DOWN.

This is why INTERNAL climaxes can be multiple (because they increase the relaxation of the body) and if done properly feed back to create even more energy for the body.

Just block the "gate of mortality" -- put pressure at the root of the sex organ so that the semen shoots up the spine as cerebral-spinal fluid. By practicing internal nonwestern harmonics -- the small universe -- this electrochemical energy is then IONIZED to electromagnetic energy and stored below and behind the stomach.

Somehow modern males lost this information and ended up creating civilization as a means to try to make up for the loss.

11/03/2007 08:53:00 PM  
Blogger War Negger said...

I'm sorry, I'm not programmed to accept 'authoritarian' information of any kind from those emitting 'Guru' energy--unless you have step-by-step instructions on food preparation for human cannibalism.

11/03/2007 09:10:00 PM  
Blogger War Negger said...

Baptism of Metis, Transmission, fMRI decoded dispatch, US Geological Survey, Eyes Only, monitored out of Rammstein Air Base, Germany, October 30th, 0645 hours, sector n/a, 13th transmission:

"Ehen Sie zum Hölle Engländer, Sie abfeuern bombardiertes Dresden, Kriegverbrecher und schmutzige nigger Judeaffen."

11/03/2007 10:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your anger is my heart energy, shooting up to the third eye. Thanks. Anyone else wanna try?

11/03/2007 10:25:00 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Rock on, GGG, as they say. Since there are just so many hours in the day I haven't followed your posts thread with the detail I wanted to though I will.


"I have been wanting to provoke that response (or something akin to it) relative to my question upfield asked twice with no response,

" What if there had never been any wars, or famines, or plagues? What do you think would have happened? How do you think the world would look today?"

Counterfactual conversations can go anywhere though lead no where. Since we don't live in a world without these, I don't see the point is modelling something that obviously doesn't exist in the past, though it would be nice to get rid of these in the future. I don't see the attraction to 'dystopian functionalist' arguments where even destabalizing or things of suffering are interpreted as having some functional requirement, so enjoy them? It seems so much more Stockholm Syndrome thinking to me, screwing with your own mind to rationalize as OK someone else's cruelty to you.

Grounding it a bit and with that caveat being said in some of my comparative historical research I would argue that without material environmental degradation we might not have Jasper's axial religions and would still have many pre-axial forms of localized religion. This in my opinion would be both good and bad, since mass religious movements are means of wider human community than were possible before, though typically they have come at the price of having more humanocentric instead of ecocentric views of the human community and of human identities--despite the human-environmental relationship still being there.

In practice many (not all) 'ideological/religious' movements have expressed themselves in relation to environmental degradation: concerns of health movements, ecological/local autonomy movements from the state, and economic local developmentalism movements, etc. This is particularly the case for large mass peasant/citizen religious change movements that delegitimate the frameworks of elite power and the state.

(I could drone on a bit: it's additionally a plurality of religious/material movements against an extractive state political economy of elites with bits of the 'health, ecology, and economy' issues mentioned above instead of only one movement like Jaspers argued--he conflated later elite state co-option of these axial movements (into constructing with great difficulty a state Christiantity, a state Buddhism, and a state Confucianism out of the plurlaity of anti-sytemic movements involving health, ecology, and economic issues; moreover 'axialization' is a process that keeps going on to the present instead of only isolated to a particular era of human history. Mass religious and identity change may be systemicly influenced by environmental degradation (in what I would call 'environmental proxy' politics--where people become representative directly out of their self-interest in defending particular local ecologies indirectly because their lives depend upon it). That doesn't mean we should jump to encourage environmental degradation as I think you would argue BPH :-).) It's just my observation on the past, that if not changed, may continue like a broken record. However, it's not my 'prophecy' that this is a functional or beneficial outcome stable forevermore or serving some larger presumed 'society-wide' goals.)

The way that religion is analyzed as strictly ideology, insanity, or irrational behavior in many views I would say is very shallow and even politically motivated.

When you look at religious movements in particular political economies (i.e., all of them!) that are environmentally degradative and very extortive of their population bases, one trend is that this extraction and immiseration gets worse by state elites. Out of it, mass religious/identity change starts to sever RATIONALLY the legitimacy of its 'Stockholm Syndrome' connections and identifications with these state elites both materially and ideologically. Such changes like this seem historically wedded to being faciliated by the externalities experienced in people's lives by corrupt and repressive states encouraging environmental degradation. Ta da. That's my historiography in a nutshell. I'll let you know when it is in published form. :-)


"Would you agree that so long as the majority of the denizens of affluent first world countries with the biggest miltaries can maintain a tolerable standard of living that not much is gonna change?"

Well, they're not maintaining a tolerable standard of living, so no. Even the Pentagon wrote up something about a concern of a 'middle class revolutionary' force. 90% of the planet doesn't have a phone. About 500 transnational corporations control over 50% of global trade, and (the more contentious figure) that over 7 years ago the top 100 'economies' of the world including states in the tally found that 51% of the largest entities were corporations not states. And these corporations only employ around 18.8-19M people (in a planet of 6 billion) while dominating over half of global trade, with their luxurious lives like angels on the head of a pin in the relatively small global cities.

The peripherial hinterlands are becoming more immiserated and shared in a common victimized and parasitical relationship to global financial services and their economic centralization without this regime of consolidation encouragement doing anything except facilitating ecological destruction and social inequalities. The 'poor' aren't destroying the world, it's the rich dancing like angels on the head of a pin (in the global cities), keeping us in consumptive clientelism to their irrational material choices.

Bushworld or Goreworld aren't really going to want to change that spatial elite arrangement of economy and politics in my opinion (Gore's wealth is just as much in oil--Occidental Petroleum--and minerals (Gore family owns mines in Tennessee) as Bush).

Both artificial sides in this global elite court politics battle won't desire to address global environmetnal issues unless it fulfills their ulterior goals, whether military (Bushworld) or a depopulated, global centralized environmental government of repression (Goreworld).

I think some forms of global regulatory capacity are required over the transnational corporations, though the unelected U.N. is not a democratic body or legitimate to do it. It should not pretend or get away with pretending that its mere appointment structure is a 'democracy' particularly when it started to pretend it has the power to authorize pre-emptive military invasion for Bush Senior back in 1991. Nice gun. Perhaps the most symbolic and honest thing that ever came out of the Bush regimes:

Title: pics:The NWO souvenir pistol, Desert Storm (Gulf War I) Glock commemorative gun,who got it
2005.09.25 04:14

Description: The Desert Storm (Gulf War I) Glock commemorative gun, given to NWO supporters... Desert Storm Glock: A 1991 model Glock 17 pistol engraved on the right side with "Operation Desert Storm" and on the left side with "New World Order". BUSH SENIOR WAS GIVEN FIRST GLOCK OF THE ISSUE, A LIST OF WHO GOT THEM IS BELOW. In the same year G. H. W. Bush's Speech to Congress, September 11, 1991, discusses his invasion of Iraq under the first United Nations 'authorization' for pre-emptive war: "...what is at stake, is more [pauses, looks dismissive of this idea] than one small country. [Smiles.] It is a big idea. A new world order. Where diverse nations are drawn together in common cause to achieve the universal aspirations of mankind: peace, and security, freedom, and the rule of law.....out of these troubled times, our fifth objective, the new world order, can emerge....Now we can see a new world coming into view, a world in which there is a very real prospect of a new world order...."

The first 15 Desert Storm Glocks were special presentation models and had the special "bright black" finish. The special engraving on these was also slightly altered from the standard. These pistols were supposed to go to:

UD000US: George [H. W.] Bush, Commander-in-Chief
UD001US: Gen. H. Norman Schwartzkopf III (Commander-in-Chief, CentCom) [likely from a family of intergenrational ritual abuse and child sacrifice, from information from Dave McGowan, last chapter]
UD002US: James Baker III (Secy of State) [I think the banking dynasty very close to the first lesser paper currency issues of the United States, back in the 1870s after the U.S. Civil War]
UD003US: Gen. Colin Powell (Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff)
UD004US: Dick Cheney (Secy of Defense)
UD005US: Brent Scowcroft (National Security Advisor)
UD006US: Lt. Gen. Thomas Kelly
UD007US: Lt. Gen. Chuck Horner (Commander, Air Forces, CentCom)
UD008US: Maj. Gen. Robert B Johnston (Chief-of-Staff, CentCom)
UD009US: Lt. Gen. Calvin Waller (Dpty Commander-in-Chief, CentCom)
UD010US: Lt. Gen. Walter Boomer (Commander, I MEF)
UD011US: Vice Adm. Stanley Arthur (Commander, Naval Forces, CentCom)
UD012US: Maj. Gen. William "Gus" Pagonis (Chief of Logistics, CentCom)
UD013US: Brig. Gen. Richard Neal (Operations Ofcr., CentCom)

CentCom at Tampa, Florida was highly involved in the 9-11 state terrorism standdown and intentional obfuscation via terror drills involving the same targets hit on 9-11, according to this whistleblower.

CENTCOM's Pre-911 war games hit WTC, White House, Sears Tower, Pentagon with plane hijacks

Hijack war games occuring only days before 9-11, and hitting every target (and then some) mere days later on 9-11; (Practice) "Exercises" made Top Secret

Sergeant Lauro "LJ" Chavez, 9/11 Whistle Blower Speaks Out to the Editor of the Cincinnati Post


"From 1995 till 2002 I was a Sergeant in the United States Army. Not only this, but I was stationed at United States Central Command, which is located at MacDill AFB in Tampa Florida. I was on active duty when 9-11 happened. In the days prior to the tragedies, we were involved in many exercises. Some of these exercises included the scenarios of hijacked planes crashing into, our building the world trade center, the White House, Sears Tower, and the Pentagon. These drills or exercises as we called them, where classified Top Secret. Having a Top Secret rated clearance I was dumbfounded that they would ever push a training exercise above the level of Secret.


And it was Jeb Bush that passes quickly days before 9-11 martial/state of emergency legislation in Florida, that was then activated days later on 9-11.

And it was near Tampa's McDill AFB (CentCom) where Bush was on 9-11.

11/04/2007 02:33:00 AM  
Blogger ericswan said...

Drew..When you say you have been "commiserating" with this scientist or that politician, is it always in the same vein as your conversations here? You know? You talk but your penis is stuck in your ear?

McLuhan moved the conversation ahead when he pointed out that the east moved west which is where you fit in and the west moved east which is where I'm at.

Tsarion is documenting the ebb and flow of shamanism, occultism, science and art where he generally states that the fathers of confederation were Atlantean and ended up in Ireland due to a cometary event that wiped out Atlantis.

The Druidic ancestors of Atlantis were systematically decimated by the Romans and there megaliths, religious motifs, ley lines, even the Christian statutory holidays were again, systematically obfuscated to the last known remnant of the pagan religion.

That religion was sun worship, moon worship and calendars based on the movement of the heavens. Druids trained and educated the planet from west to east. This is the code of 3's and you won't find it in Tsarion.

......The three primary ornaments of wisdom: love, truth and courage.

"In three things will be seen the primary qualities of the soul of a man: in what he may fear' what he would conceal' and what he would show."

Three things that make a man equal to an angel: the love of every good' the love of exercising charity' and the love of pleasing God."

There are Three Primeval Unities, and more than of each cannot exist' One God' One Truth' and One Point of Liberty, where all opposistes preponderate.

"Three things proceed from the Three Primeval Unities; All of Life, All that is Good, and All Power.

"In every person there is a soul,
In every soul there is intelligence:
In every intelligence there is thought,
In every thought there is either good or evil:
In every evil there is death:
In every good there is life,
In every life there is God."

11/04/2007 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee Plus Four Minus One,

What happens in Vagus stays in Vagus. Apparently, nobody ever told you that rule.


Shrubageddon M.A.

11/04/2007 08:03:00 AM  
Blogger CuriosityShop said...

Apocalypse means unveiling and not the end of the world as so many in power have slung that word around for how many years now? Well perhaps it does mean the end of the world for the ones that have held the power for so long.

As the world around us as we thought we knew it becomes unveiled, we realize that the world truly is ruled by monsters from the deep.

And those of us who are looking and asking what the hell is really going on, are in a tornado of information, facts, media lies and distortion, mind control, and propaganda all to confuse you and cause you to lose your way and give up hope of anything ever being different. And it makes you angry. But anger can be a good or bad thing. Anger can make you mad enough to find out the truth and make change, or it can kill your spirit, and fill you with just more hate and despair.

The truth is like that old children’s story – Stone Soup. A hungry traveler comes to a small village and asks to be fed. All the village people say I only have a carrot, I only have an onion, I only have a bone. The hungry traveler says well, I’m going to make some soup, with a big pan of water and a stone. What you can’t make soup with that. He convinces everyone to add what they have to his pan of water and a stone. They do, and they make a delicious soup that is shared by everyone.

Everyone eats and all have full stomachs.

Now who was that hungry traveler and what exactly was he teaching?

G. K. Chesterton said:
“Fairy Tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”

Now who are the dragons in our current reality?

I believe most movies are works and messages from our subconscious, a way to see through the strong illusion of what we think reality is. And this world that we think we live in is not real. It is an illusion. A very tricky one and ruled by great sorcerers of mind control.

Why are zombie movies so popular? There is no end to them, and the last few years we are being hammered with zombie movies. Why? Perhaps because we are all really zombies walking through life eating each other?

1947 fascinates me and yes part of it is because that’s the year I was born. But it seems to be some great nexus point in our reality. Like in the movie Terminator where he is sent back into the past to destroy John Conner because he has the possibility to save the future “from the machines”.

I think some strange rift in our reality happened.

If one takes a look at books, movies, art there is a common theme running through so many of them. Abduction, monsters, shapeshifters.

Now where did these thoughts come from? What is hiding under the bed?

What is hiding in plain sight?

Who really is controlling our reality and what is their plan?

And how can we defeat them?

What scares the dragons the most?

Archon, in Greek, means "authority," and comes from the same root as "arch," as in "archangel." In Gnostic belief, Archons were planetary rulers and guardians of the spiritual planes. The archons were associated with the seven visible planets, and perceived as agents of the Demiurge, predatory beings who inhibit spiritual awakening by convincing humanity of a false reality; they are the forces of sin, fear, and temptation. L. Ron Hubbard’s Thetans – another trap.

The stranger it gets, the more sense it makes. And the more sense it makes, the more imagination it takes to stay on board with the Gnostic experience. That is the high challenge of the path of applied visionary science, the noetics of hyperception. (Bear with me, folks: hyperception is my proposed term for heightened faculties of awareness as demonstrated in the siddhis of Asian yogis and lamas, and the visionary prowess of shamans around the world. Not to mention the natural faculties of children and animals. Empathic communion with Gaia spontaneously incites hyperception, directed perception in "altered states.")

Gnosis was high heresy, and it still is. It seems to escaped notice that heresy derives from the Greek hairesis, "choice." To be a heretic means to have choices, to opt for another way of believing, another kind of knowing, another channel of perceiving, another course of experience. Heresy is about having options, and sometimes those options are rather outrageous.

With the episode of Sabaoth's conversion, we are introduced to a dealbreaker, perhaps the most outrageous notion in occult and Gnostical lore: the pre-existence of the human species in the cosmic order.

Now in my woo woo way, that word above “hyperception” is about the most important biggest word you can ever learn. We all need to take a long drink from that well.

And each of us will bring our own view of hyperception to the pot of water and a stone.

Drew finds his in his way, I find mine in my way, you in yours.

But the trick is that we all wake up and share it “with love”, like the heart of a child. Otherwise we are never going to escape. And all our families and loved ones will never escape either.

Thank you ericswan.

Now I have one last question for everyone here, Why did Hitler kill all those Roma or Gypsies as we call them? They were given the name Gypsies because people thought they came from Egypt with their dark skin, when actually they come from India. And supposedly they hid Jesus, in one of the old legends.

The Irish and the Roma both leave volumes of ……………


11/04/2007 08:08:00 AM  
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11/04/2007 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"what happens in vagus stays in vagus"

OK so when "doreen" invited me to join her myspace network, as I'm sitting in full-lotus opening my yahoo account....

I go, alright doreen! I click, log-in and there she is in all full glory.

So internal climax kicks in because I'm in full-lotus. What happens is that it shoots up the back. The pineal gland fills with ELECTROMAGNETIC bliss. I point my forehead down at my palms held facing my stomach.

My forehead pulsates, just like the vagus nerve. Light-electromagnetic bliss shoots out my forehead, reflects off my palms and shoots back into my stomach. I should state that I actually have a "V" fissure on my forehead that appeared a few days after I began posting on

That's the alchemical transduction of jism into electromagnetic energy into light-information.

To achieve this circuit is called first:


You have to practice the "small universe" or "microcosmic orbit" to open up the kundalini channels.

First the endocrine glands get real hot -- the kidneys, thymus and finally, after enough electromagnetic energy builds up, the pituitary and pineal gland.

When serotonin is ionized then it can bypass the blood-brain barrier (source: Harvard professor Kummer's book: The Tangled Wing. Kummer was the mentor of Stanford professor Robert Sapolsky, with whom I've corresponded. Sapolsky spent the summer with the baboons in Africa, so I look forward to another great book!)

As the energy goes down the front of the body then it gets further ionizes, after combining with the light of the brain and the ultrasound through the natural overtones of the "inner ear" -- turning the light around and listening to the source of the I-thought.

My first discovery of this electromagnetic energy (chi) was when qigong master Effie P. Chow gave a chi-emitting lecture at a college in Minneapolis in 1995.

I saw a poster for it and convinced my girlfriend to go with me. Effie P. Chow is this little lady who teaches in S.F. and also does N.I.H. qigong research, plus healing. Her book "Miracle Healing from China" is excellent. She has people walk towards her as she emits chi. The people can really feel it. My girlfriend and I are sceptical. Effie P. Chow then states that she can take down someone who is a muscle man twice her size because she just senses the man's energy and then "redirects it" -- to be in line with her energy.

So then she asks us to hold our hands together -- to rub the central acupressure point of the hands. Then slowly pull the hands apart. I did this and sure enough there was a strong electromagnetic field pushing my hands apart!

Qigong master Effie P. Chow had increased all of our chi energy and as everyone is leaving this heavy-set lady bodyguard enters the room. She states:

I just came in here because the lights in the room next door were blown out and I wanted to see what was going on.

I really thought this was staged - but it was a small liberal arts, women's christian college and when I had originally called stating the admission fee was too high Effie P. Chow had it dropped to something like $10. It was an evening meeting with no pretence.

So this was a grassroots operation and she really did blow the lights out the room next door. When qigong master Chunyi Lin gets mad he said that light bulbs actually explode in his house.

11/04/2007 09:19:00 AM  
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11/04/2007 09:46:00 AM  
Blogger Mark said...



"The way that religion is analyzed as strictly ideology, insanity, or irrational behavior in many views I would say is very shallow and even politically motivated."

Name just a few "views" which analyze "religion" as STRICTLY ideology, insanity, or irrational behavior. "many" is relative to what?

I'm talking of Eurocentric views of religion, particularly Marxist and pro-secular views (you know that "opiate of the masses" thing, etc. the sense of religion as a false consciousness. I would argue instead that some religious movements off mass import are instead forms of eco-conscientization (to steal Friere's word) and highly rational in their particular applications and institutional development within the religious movement.


"When you look at religious movements in particular political economies (i.e., all of them!) that are environmentally degradative and very extortive of their population bases, one trend is that this extraction and immiseration gets worse by state elites."

And PARTICULAR religious movements in particular political economies are hyper destructive?

I don't understand what you are getting at.


""The 'poor' aren't destroying the world, it's the rich dancing like angels on the head of a pin (in the global cities), keeping us in consumptive clientelism to their irrational material choices. "

Define, please, "poor". Who relative to whom? I understand there are only so many hours in the day... a concise definition will do.

Poor as in the 90% of the world who don't have phones. The more than a billion without clean water. Relative to perhaps the other 10% scattered mostly around the countries and immediate environs of the global cities' transnational corporate nodes. You know, I gave you some book links to explore. :-)



"When you write so thoughtfully about alternative energy sources readily available to us are you not engaged in Counterfactual conversations ?

Ouch! A compliment and a slap.

If all were left unapplied and only theoretically possible, yes. If all this was about the past, yes. However, they are not in both issues.

Around 25% or so of NZ/Australia electrical generation is not from fossil fuels. Around 20% of Denmark is wind power electricity. etc. And rising. Estimates of 400 or so wind farms around the world (with 'old wind technology' from 2006) would double current energy capacities in the world. Energy scarcity is the biggest myth there is, near a Stockholm Syndrome myth about 'requirements of pollution, so deal with it.'

In the early 1990, even General Motors mass produced an electric car. So did a handful of other major international car corporations. Pennies of electricity for a refill. IC has mentioned Honda's version in threads before (from Edwin Black's book _Internal Combustion--that unstudiously ignores even better zero emission vehicles that run on splitting water and the only waste once more is water.) Back to the grid-charging version of the thousands of fast electric cards on the road, the car corporations with one hand invented them and with their other hand spun hard to convince people otherwise about them being greener, with astroturf organizations and everything invented. If they spent just a fraction of that budget on advertising,...though they didn't and hid their own invention.

1 hr 32 min

As it started to catch on, GM and other auto manufacturers changed their technology strategy and worked to 'de-introduce' their own invention, with lots of advertising spin that led eventually to crushing nearly every one of the mass produced electric cars except for a single engine-destroyed museum model. GM particularly kept up an 'anti-advertizing' campaign and an 'anti-sales strategy' to sell the car as a hampering to the consumer, etc. and to refuse people who wanted one. And to keep it quiet that one already existed, they didn't even nationally advertize it. They scaled back their sales staff at the same moment, to 'prove' that no one wanted them (a condition of the California law that allowed them a loophole).

Originally, it seems a classic case of a corporation not knowing that it sent some of its researchers out to solve an ecolgical problem until they "unfortunately" were successful, and so much that it contradicted the oil raw material regime's profit in oil-cars--as well as implied that all cars should and could now be held to a zero emission standard THAT WAS POSSIBLE AND REAL.

So....the Californian laws that started to require mass manufacture of zero emission vehicles were reversed. High corruption in California's California Air Resources Board (CARB) altered that. This was the period of the 'future hydrogen economy, ahem, way in the future" that required massive consumer clientelism to be maintained at special hydrogen stations, etc. It's just a symbolic hoax. They aren't going to introduce the hydrogen cars. GM has built one. It costs more than a million dollars. GM 17 years ago, mass produced zero emission electric vehicles that were less high tech and far more consumer-maintenance friendly.

The corruption is easy to document in the CARB board to keep this oil raw material regime in power without competition (i.e., the consumer clinetelism as an example of power) as well as in GM itself that killed its own project for contradicting its own bottom line elsewhere.

All that was real, not counterfactual.

A true counterfactural history remains entirely theoretical and is based on unknowable aspects about a past that never occurred.

Alternative technological and material paths are future oriented, undecided, and in play.

I think you are still wishing you were a dystopian functionalist (it's a much simplier passive view of the world, I'm sure) where the past and the future are both unchangable. Resignation is a great source of mental calm and happy dissociation. ;-) Good night.



"So this was a grassroots operation and she really did blow the lights out the room next door. When qigong master Chunyi Lin gets mad he said that light bulbs actually explode in his house.

I mention this more out of deflating a sense of specialness and self-election more than anything. I've plucked numbers out of people's minds that I am particularly close to--once it unnerved my mother because it was a four digit number. I guessed two numbers in a sequence with my current love interest, the odds were 1 to 100 against (1 to 10 against twice over, 1 to 100 getting them both right). I guessed right. I started to freak her out (and myself) so we stopped.

About a year ago, I swear that when I was concentrating on my computer screen, I could make the browser crash. The current Firefox browser seems more stable and immune. Must be the latest software patch, a "psychic security patch" I guess. ;-) Though it was not a true experiment. That would require cloning several thousand of me, raising them all the same, and then trying it out on identical computers. ;-) In other words, it won't happen. I don't consider myself special in anyway in this however. I just don't think we are limited to the 'dead meat' senses that's all (sight, sound, taste, touch, smell--when it comes down to it are all electromagnetic/electrochemical in their 'hardware'--so all this 'pituitary world' and the potential larger body could feedback onto the typical senses instead of being seen as separate senses. Call it the high road of the typical senses, instead of a separate sense).

I guess I don't like the whole discussion of this to revolve around a hierarchical specialiness and self-election that tends to be associated with discussions like these.

Some empirical proof would be the infrasound qigong measurements from China that I posted some threads ago. It I think was what originally was the 'strange attractor' that summoned GGG out of the internet ether to us ;-)). It shows all this is quite quantifiable in an old fashioned boringly rational and empirical way if you wanted to do things like that to prove it to yourself from a Euro-science dead material point of view first.

I find it interesting that GGG talks about qigong background and training--the very area that has been quantified earlier, so well quantified that they made recordings of certain chi infrasound from qigong practioners and played it back to people in Chinese hospitals. Supposedly in the black boxed high-tech world of forced personality dissociation utililzed by the U.S. security services for their couriers and other issues, recordings of nervous system feedback is used to induce pleasure or pain.

When the occult-military-industrial-complex starts to gold plate human DNA and run telecommuication experiments and measure electical potential, it's not so odd after all... Etc.

General search string. Go wild.

11/04/2007 10:20:00 AM  
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11/04/2007 11:09:00 AM  
Blogger ericswan said...

Mark.. Who killed the electric car?

Thanx Movie Girl one last piece of Hyperborean cheese..

"There are three Men that all ought to look upon with affection: he that with affection looks at the face of the earth; that is delighted with rational works of art; and that looks lovingly on little infants."

Other Druidic doctrines taught that...

"in creation there is no evil which is not a greater good than an evil. The things called rewards or punishments are so secured by eternal ordinances that they are not consequences but properties of our acts and habits. Except for crimes against society, the measure of punishment should be that which nature itself deals to the delinquent. Perfect penitence is entitled to pardon. That penitence is perfect, which makes the utmost compensation in its power for wrong inflicted, and willingly submits to the penalty prescribed. The atonement of penitents, who voluntarily submit themselves to death in expiation of guilt incurred, is perfect. The souls of all such pass on to the higher cycles of existence."

"The justice of God cannot be satisfied except by the sacrifice of life in lieu of life."

"Matter is the creation of God. Without God it cannot exist. Nature is the action of God through the medium of matter."

"The universe is matter as ordered and systematized by the intelligence of God. It was created by God's pronouncing His own the sound of which light and heavens sprang into existence. The name of God is itself a creative power. What in itself that name is, is known to God only. All music or natural melody is a faint and broken echo of the creative name."

11/04/2007 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes Dr. Andrija Puharich is the focus of my new blogbook (Ph.D. material) at Stan Gooch wonders about the exact role of Puharich in Geller's abilities:

"One UFO case that has received a great deal of publicity involves the alleged psychic Uri Geller and his amanuensis, Dr. Andrija Puharich. The details are given in Puharich's book Uri, and their substance is briefly as follows...Spectrans, which materialize and dematerialize paranormally on tape, are full of pseudo-scientific jargon -- but no actual science, as usual -- and vague, generalized philosophy. The religious element is also clear: Uri and Puharich are constantly advised to pray." (p. 144-5).

-- from Stan Gooch's book "The Origins of Psychic Phenomena: Poltergeists, incubi, succubi, and the unconscious mind" (Inner Traditions, 2007)

Gooch and I have corresponded several times, via snail mail.

I would state that Puharich's role as a CIA-paid mind control scientist should not be ignored in the case of Uri Geller. Ever since the beginning of the Roman Imperial Christian Church, the "citizens" have been urged to passively pray for the descent of the Holy Spirit (instead of the former Holy Spirit powers based on active asceticism).

11/04/2007 11:45:00 AM  
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11/04/2007 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here you go:

11/04/2007 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about you put the books away and be your own master. Here we go again with this endless pointing to official or semi-official sources who have the scoop on what ails us. Let me clue you in on something. It's so much more meaningful when you arrive at a thought, or an idea, or a hypothesis of your own volition rather than reading it out of someone elses journal. This does not mean I eschew reading, but shit, you've got to do the bulk of the thinking on your own. Quit being so led.....and start learning on your own.

This is all starting to sound like intellectual masturbation again with ejaculate knee deep. It's like walking in glue. It's binding and restrictive, and so typical of our Civilization.

11/04/2007 01:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's hilarious. Earlier on this blog post I was told that I'm going off on my own tangents. Now I'm told I'm relying on too many books. haha.

At least Michael Prescott had the psychic balls to ban me from posting this stuff at his blog. He banned me once before when I exposed his psychologically flawed Christian research and so he was forced to readmit me to his inner spiritual circle. I had displayed too much acumen to the topic at hand whereas now I was too opaque.

I'm just having fun. You can read this info I posted here also at

I also sent it to Mitch Horowitz (Penguin spiritual editor who said he was going to take qigong master Chunyi Lin's class, after I pointed out that the spiritual writers in the U.S. are a bit retarded) and to Jacob at

Also the author of the "Hug the Monkey" blog has been pointed out to this info as she has been doing oxytocin research and has shown interest in this information.

11/04/2007 02:12:00 PM  
Blogger just_another_dick said...

Hey Shrub, if you have time, you really need to watch this video by Jon Ronson entitled 'Crazy Rulers of the World':

I wonder if you'll be as amazed & amused as I am by how much the current incarnation of RI-commentland has in common with the military.

Just a taste:

Lt. Col. Jim Channon, after America's trouncing in Vietnam, was entrusted by the Pentagon to go on a fact finding mission to discover ways to improve the military.

He developed the concept of Warrior Monks. Soldiers who:

Can fast for a week on juice.
Recognizes own cultural programs.
Can fall in love with everyone.
Operates based on spirit communications.
Can pass through objects.
Organizes a tree plant with kids.
Can live on nuts and grains for 1 month.
Opens the heart chakra.
Understands heart language.
Connects the spirit & man.
Realizes the different paths of spirit.
Can do out-of-body travel.
Hears & sees others thoughts.
Can trace an eco-system.

These new soldiers would enter the battlefield carrying "baby lambs",
greeting the enemy with 'sparkly eyes" and an "automatic hug".
Their uniforms would contain 'ginseng regulators", "divining tools", and a speaker system that would emit "indigenous music" and "words of peace."

&, if all this peace & love isn't enough, a man named Pete Brusso,who believes whole-heartedly in Jim Channons "Warrior Monk" philosophy & who also teaches martial arts to Marines, has developed a device called "The Predator", based on Channon's study of "chakra points" and Eastern concepts of mind/body.

Ronson says:

"Later, Pete told me you can grab an Iraqi insurgent with the Predator and rip out his eyeballs, stab him in the neck, the blood would squirt out like a fountain all over his friends and this would create a powerful psychic dis-incentive for the other insurgents to attack."

11/04/2007 02:26:00 PM  
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11/04/2007 02:56:00 PM  
Blogger ericswan said...

Mark ..see if you can use more of that psychic energy to attract 1D over. He seems to make Drew's third eye wince at every post.

11/04/2007 03:00:00 PM  
Blogger War Negger said...

Fuck this. You want climax, I sodomize Kristanna Loken (TX) as I shoved her face covered in shit in the toilet, where it belongs. That's why I burned her beach front property in Malibu- Barbie playing with matches. I make your phallic eye castrated cannibal Guru.

11/04/2007 03:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The thing about the military is that you have no choice in what you do -- obviously. Certainly the Brain Port is being utilized -- the emphasis is on the technology. Just as Hemi-Sync was used for Remote Viewing (probably still is).

That's not based on the same philosophy of female formless awareness, as I detail in my blogbook:

The Bushmen did not have organized warfare and used these techniques to maintain peace and to do healing. The Bushmen are 90% of human history -- this is our physiological truth.

11/04/2007 03:55:00 PM  
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11/04/2007 04:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


That should have been a Best In Show. Bizarre. It could explain why Mark and Drew have so much time on their hands.

I suppose I should have the done the bulk of that discovery myself though, in person.

Oh, please, not on my account. It's much more convenient to just read it and ignore what you already know. Did you really need to see the video to glean the underlying message? Hopefully, it was just validation of what you instinctually suspected from your close to 40 years of experience and observation. If not, maybe Dr. Andrija Puharich or Boris Mourashkin can STEER you in the right direction.

Negger mentioned Sinatra and his 10 inch Penis earlier. Sinatra and Vagus go together like a horse and carriage.

11/04/2007 04:58:00 PM  
Blogger War Negger said...

Who are you calling Negger here?

11/04/2007 05:06:00 PM  
Blogger just_another_dick said...

"I thought you were suggesting a parody."

I suppose that that's the 64,000 question BPH; How does one navigate through a reality that looks increasingly like a parody?

Shrub, did you happen to notice that The Predator , with proper lubrication, would probably be wonderful for massaging one's vagus nerve? I mean, when it wasn't being used to rip out someone's eyeballs, that is.

11/04/2007 05:34:00 PM  

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