May 19, 2014



The Power of Imagination…

Shakespeare portrays the tension between the premodern and the modern. He sees the rise of the modern as dangerous. The premodern reserved a place in the cosmos for human imagination. The new, modern, Machiavellian ethic of self-promotion, manipulation, bureaucracy and deceit—personified by Iago, Richard III and Lady Macbeth—deformed human society. Shakespeare lived during a moment when the modern world—whose technology allowed it to acquire weapons of such unrivaled force that it could conquer whole empires, including the Americas and later China—instilled through violence this new secular religion. He feared its demonic power.

Oracles were revered in premodern societies. These oracles were in touch with realities and forces that lay beyond the empirical. All societies have oracles—such as Thomas Paine, Emma Goldman, W.E.B. Du Bois and James Baldwin in the United States—but in a modern society they are pushed to the margins, ridiculed and often persecuted. Those who spoke out of their vision quests in Native American society, or from Delphi in ancient Greece, did not employ the cold, clinical language of science and reason. They spoke, rather, in the nebulous language of love, tenderness, patience, justice, redemption and forgiveness. They paid homage, and called on us to pay homage, to the mysterious incongruities of human existence. A society that loses its respect for the sacred, that ignores its oracles and severs itself from the power of human imagination, ensures its obliteration.

Reason makes possible the calculations, science and technological advances of industrial civilization. But reason does not lift us upward to the heavens. It does not bring us into contact with the sacred. It does not permit us to curb our self-destructive urges. Herman Melville, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Emily Dickinson, Marcel Proust, William Faulkner, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Lorraine Hansberry and August Wilson mocked the myth of human progress and the folly of hubris. They, like Shakespeare, warned that conflating technological advancement with human progress deforms us.


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The Child's Changing Consciousness - Rudolf Steiner - Waldorf Education lectures

The Child’s Changing Consciousness by Rudolph Steiner

(simply the best book on childhood education practices I have ever read)
These talks were given in 1923-three and a half years after the founding of the first Waldorf school-to an audience of Swiss school teachers, most of whom have little knowledge of anthroposophy. This is the context of these lectures, among Steiner’s most accessible on education.

A teacher who attended the lectures wrote in the Berne School Paper: Every morning, as we listened anew to Dr. Steiner, we felt we had come closer to him and understood better what he had to say and how he had to say it. Daily, we newcomers gathered, asking ourselves, “Why are more of our colleagues not here? It is untrue that anthroposophy limits a person, develops blinkers, or avoids real life…. For step-by-step Dr. Steiner shows its application to life … illuminating the details, disclosing their connection with profound questions of life and existence.” I came to the conference to stimulate my school work. I found benefit in abundance. But also, I unexpectedly received a greater richness for heart and soul-and, from this in turn shall stream richness for my classes.

In other words, these lectures are ideal for anyone first approaching Waldorf education. Using language that any teacher or parent can understand, Steiner goes into the essentials of his educational philosophy, providing many examples and anecdotes to convey his meaning. In this way, against the background of the developing child, he allows the curriculum and the method of teaching to emerge as the commonsense conclusion of practical experience.


A Drop at a Time: How Cannabis Oil is Changing Lives of Cancer Patients

Cure All Cancers, and more, with Medical Hemp Oil


World Health Org. (WHO) World cancer incidence will increase by 75% by 2030

Cocaine, Heroin, Cannabis, Ecstasy: How Big is the Global Drug Trade?

Estimated annual value of global criminal markets in the 2000′s
Cocaine: $88 billion USD
Opiates: $65 billion USD

By comparison, only $1 billion in criminal firearms markets.
That’s 153 times bigger than the criminal firearms trade.
– (And that’s only counting Cocaine and Opiates)

By Value, most drugs originate in 3 nations.

Afghanistan, Colombia, and Peru manufacture a majority of cocaine and heroine.

Top destinations for Afghani Heroin:

  1. Europe
  2. Russian Federation
  3. China
  4. The Americas
  5. Africa

Top destinations for Afghani Opium

  1. Iran
  2. Europe
  3. Afghanistan
  4. Pakistan
  5. Africa

Top destinations for Peruvian and Colombian Cocaine:

  1. North America (40% of global annual users)
  2. EU
  3. South America/Central America/Caribbean
  4. Africa
  5. Asia

Once the money gets rolling…

Pan-American Route:
With drugs, you pay for risk, as much as the product itself.
1 kilo = $2,000 in Colombia or Peru
1 kilo = $10,000 in Mexico
1 kilo = $30,000 in the U.S.
Or broken up into grams = $100,000 in U.S.

There’s no stopping it.

Even with a wall at the border drug traffickers use:
Catapults (to throw packages over the wall)
Planes (over the wall)
-Cesnas to 747′s.[2]
(747′s can carry 13 tons of cocaine)
(that’s $1.179 billion in cocaine once it’s in America and parceled out)
Boats (around the wall)
Tunnels (below the wall)
Sandbag Bridges (over rivers)

When your trafficking a 100 kilos, a wrecked Cesna, a sunk boat, or a broken tunnel is a cost you can deal with.

The U.S. is the single largest customer base of drugs worldwide.

Estimates for US drug expenditures:[in billions USD]
Cocaine: 28
Heroin: 27
Marijuana: 41
Meth: 13

Former Mexican President Porfirio Diaz–“Poor Mexico, so far from God and so close to the United States.” [2]

Colombian and Mexican Cartels take in $18-$39 billion from US sales each year.
$6.6 billion = Mexican Cartel gross revenue.
50% of this is made by the Sinaloa Cartel
Equals $3 billion in revenue.
About 1/2 of Facebook’s revenue
Close to Netflix’s revenue
And that’s just the cartels of two countries.

These are some massive players.
With several drug kingpins landing on Forbes richest in the world list in recent years.


The WHO’s Global Polio “Emergency”



Did you hear? The World Health Organization declared that the spread of polio is an international health emergency.

By Megan Heimer, NHE, JD, ND

You can’t possibly have missed this. I don’t have a t.v. and somehow I found out about this crisis. Polio is all over the news which I find completely ironic considering it was mumps last week, measles the week before, chicken pox, and whooping cough before that. There’s a theme here…clearly. Next week it will be Hep B, tetanus, or maybe anthrax? I’ve read the articles and I’ve seen the pictures…like this one from the BBC’s website (which may have led to a silent scream inside my head).

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The WHO’s Global Polio “Emergency”

Did you hear? The World Health Organization declared that the spread of polio is an international health emergency.

By Megan Heimer, NHE, JD, ND

You can’t possibly have missed this. I don’t have a t.v. and somehow I found out about this crisis. Polio is all over the news which I find completely ironic considering it was mumps last week, measles the week before, chicken pox, and whooping cough before that. There’s a theme here…clearly. Next week it will be Hep B, tetanus, or maybe anthrax? I’ve read the articles and I’ve seen the pictures…like this one from the BBC’s website (which may have led to a silent scream inside my head).


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NY Times editor fired: Criticized Obama for being most secretive president
NY Times editor fired: Criticized Obama for being most secretive president



‘Conspiracy Theorists’ Vindicated: HAARP Confirmed Weather-Manipulation Tool

The most damning aspersion that can be lobbed against any person, or the exposure of “secret government activity,” overwhelmingly is “Conspiracy Theorist.” That pejorative ‘handle’ is equated with imbecile mind-activity with aspersions often suggested as ‘tin hat wearers’. Well, step aside all you doubters and listen up carefully to what took place in the halls of Congress on May 14, 2014 regarding the weather modification system known as HAARP.

In the YouTube below Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) asks some pointed questions about HAARP. However, readers may not be surprised at the answers, but the mainstream media ought to be wiping oodles of egg yolk from its collective face.

In the report “Air Force Admits Weather Control via HAARP and New Tech,” David Walker, DeputyAssistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science, Technology and Engineering, very-matter-of-factly states that they took over from the Navy and will be moving on…

“…to managing the ionosphere, what the HAARP was really designed to do, to inject energy into the ionosphere to be able to actually control it…” [CJF emphasis added]

Furthermore, the U.S. Air Force intends to dismantle the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) in Gakona, Alaska, by or during the summer of 2014! [1]

“Built at a cost of more than $290 million, the site has 180 antennas on 30 acres that are used to direct energy into the ionosphere, which is 55 miles to 370 miles above the Earth, and monitor changes in the flow of charged particles. Stevens was the godfather of HAARP, which he helped start two decades ago with annual earmarks slipped into the defense budget.” [1]

It seems that no research facility can be found to take over the HAARP Alaska facility. Could that be an indication that the weather modification system is regarded unfavorably? I find that as a possibility and extremely interesting, especially in view of all the technology that was invested and built into it. If no one wants to continue operating HAARP, will the State of Alaska be interested in it for education research purposes? But then, maybe HAARP-at-sea-ships, i.e., the Tesla Weapon Platform SBX-1, probably will be the most effective ‘on-site’ HAARP facility rather than one remotely stationary on land.


Wacky Conspiracy Theories!


Govt halts fee for non-existent nuke waste site after 30 years and $43 bn collected

The US Department of Energy will no longer collect a small electricity fee from the bills of nuclear energy customers which was originally intended to fund the construction and operation of a nuclear waste dump that was never built.

The charge, which will no longer be collected past Friday, was first instituted in 1983 with the aim of constructing a facility capable of disposing of what is now almost 70,000 metric tons of highly radioactive spent fuel. The waste is spread throughout nuclear reactors across the US.

The government collected $750 million from the charge each year, totaling $43 billion. It remains to be seen what Washington plans to do with that money.

From the very infancy of the commercial nuclear power industry, the federal government has always stated that it would take responsibility for the (disposal) of high-level nuclear waste, and that hasn’t always happened,” Michigan Public Service Commissioner Greg White told KDVR-TV in Colorado. “The waste all sits at the plant sites where it was generated, despite the collection of some $40 billion.”


The Very Few Monopolizing the Very Many; AT&T buys DirectTV

Big communications companies are again starting to pair up, putting pressure on the ones that don’t have a partner.

In the latest move, AT&T Inc. T -1.78%  agreed to buy DirecTV DTV -2.26%  for $49 billion to create a pay-TV and wireless-phone giant with about $160 billion in combined revenue and well over 120 million subscribers for various services.

The deal follows Comcast Corp.’s CMCSA +0.02%  $45 billion agreement to buy Time Warner Cable Inc. TWC -0.08% , a merger that would create a huge broadband Internet provider and which forced executives across the telecommunications and technology industries to develop strategies for how to bulk up to compete.

Sprint Corp. S +1.30%  , meanwhile, has continued forging ahead on a possible bid for smaller rival T-Mobile US Inc TMUS +1.36%  .


1000s of priests abused children since ’04: Vatican

The Vatican has released statistics showing that over the last ten years, 848 priests have been defrocked and 2,572 others disciplined in relation to rape or child molestation charges.

The comprehensive figures were released for the first time on Tuesday by the Vatican’s United Nations ambassador in Geneva, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi.

The figures emerged during the second day of grilling by a UN committee monitoring implementation of the UN treaty against torture.

The UN committee is to examine whether the Vatican record on child protection breaches the body’s convention against torture, and plans to present its final observations and recommendations on May 23.

Tomasi insisted that the convention applied only inside the tiny Vatican City state but did not dispute the committee’s contention that sexual violence against children can be considered as torture.

On May 5, Victim groups demanded that abuse by Catholic clerics be recognized as torture.


Chile: Catholic priests investigated over stolen babies

Church leaders admit to knowing about scheme in which single mothers were pressured to give up their newborns for adoption

Matias Troncoso, a well-known Chilean photographer, is searching for his mother. He doesn´t even know what day he was born.

The Catholic church in Chile is under investigation over allegations that priests played a central role in a network that stole newborn babies from single mothers.

Police investigators are now probing dozens of cases in which unmarried women who became pregnant were pressured by priests to give up their child for adoption. Those who refused were anaesthetised during delivery and, upon awakening, told that the child had died. The healthy babies were hidden from their biological mothers and given away in order to be raised by married couples in “traditional” Catholic families.

Church leaders now admit they have known about the network for at least 10 years. Unlike in Spain and Argentina, where babies were stolen from families considered to be too poor or too subversive to raise the children well, the motivation in Chile was to shield the reputations of well-off families from the social stigma of unmarried motherhood.



Italian women appeal to Pope Francis to end priests’ celibacy vow

A group of 26 Italian women who claim to be having affairs with Catholic priests have written a joint letter to Pope Francis begging him to end the Catholic Church’s ban on priests having sex and getting married.

The women, who met through a Facebook campaign, wrote to the Pope requesting a meeting to put forward their case, claiming they were just “a small sample” of the many partners of priests “living in silence”


Capitol Hill overrun with Israeli spies: US columnist

To date US counter-intelligence has not been “allowed” to take down Israeli networks because of the political figures who would be exposed.

Capitol Hill overrun with Israeli spies: US columnist

“The current news that CIA releasing a report that Israel is the third most aggressive espionage threat against the US is really kind of an old story,” Jim Dean told Press TV on Sunday.

Newsweek reported on Friday the Central Intelligence Agency has ranked Israel as the third most aggressive “intelligence service” working against the US, a leaked document shows.

The National Security Agency document, obtained by American whistleblower Edward Snowden, was revealed by journalist Glenn Greenwald in line with the publication of his book, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the US Surveillance State.



Japan Paper: We face a problem so large at Fukushima… we’re unable to grasp what’s happening

Japan Paper: We face a problem so large at Fukushima… we’re unable to grasp what’s happening — “Battle against radioactive water in doubt… impossible to deal with” at this time — Journalist: “3 years after nuclear disaster, nothing solved”

By ENENews

Mainichi Daily News, May 17, 2014: Outcome of battle against radioactive water at Fukushima plant in doubt — We are facing a problem so large it’s impossible to see all its dimensions. Eventually, we’ll be able to grasp what’s happening, but for now, no. […] There is the relentless flow of the groundwater, a massive amount of it gushing into the plant’s basements every day. […] If this water pours into the reactor buildings and touches the atomic fuel inside, it picks up high concentrations of radioactive material […] At the moment, this radioactive water is impossible to deal with. […] I remembered the afterword from the historical novel “A Record of the Battle of Leyte” by the late Shohei Ooka. Ooka wrote that one’s own experience of combat cannot define an entire war, and that he had written the novel from his own reminiscences combined with prolonged research. […] We are now three years into the Fukushima nuclear crisis. We still cannot see everything that’s going on. What we can say for certain, though, is that neither the radiation nor the contaminated water at the plant is getting any less, and there is no guarantee that the battle against them will turn in our favor.



New Captain America Film Takes On Obama’s Kill List and the New World Order

Lucas Bowser
Activist PostWe can add Captain America: The Winter Soldier to the list of recent blockbuster films containing themes that are critical of America’s growing police state and war on terror. Other major films like Oblivion, Ender’s Game, The Hunger Games, and Star Trek: Into Darkness have all recently taken shots at these important issues, but none have packed quite the patriotic punch that Marvel’s symbolic fascism fighter has delivered in this new sequel.Jammed inside the 2 hour and 16 minute superhero flick, you will find a full range of important, timely, and often taboo political topics covered within a political conspiracy/spy thriller framework. Among the issues covered in the film are: drone warfare, pre-crime law enforcement technology, Obama’s targeted kill list, state secrets whistleblowers, mind-controlled government assassins, NSA-style surveillance, the U.S. government’s Operation Paperclip, and the proposition of sacrificing liberty for the promise of security. The politically potent film also affirms the impact that the counter-culture of “conspiracy theory” has had on the mainstream, with the plot centered around a rogue network within the government, secretly orchestrating world events to achieve a long-term agenda for a totalitarian New World Order.

Godzilla – The Mutant Reptilian Release Valve

by Zen Gardner

This convoluted new movie “Godzilla” just wreaks of fear, confusion and social programming. It’s being regaled as some sort of anti global warming alarmism movie, but it’s really about allaying anyone’s concerns about geoengineering and the nuclear madness humanity is being bombarded with, along with everything else they’re perpetrating. According to this latest dose of pulp propaganda it doesn’t matter what we do, nature will aright itself. In fact, even the most ghastly horrors we unleash are fine and dandy.

Talk about seditious half truths.

As usual, it’s all surreptitiously layered in scene after horrific scene to keep the audience traumatized and in the alpha receptive mode to allow them to implant their (not so) subtle messages. That it appeals to the anti-global warming alarmism crowd is but playing on another concurrent theme to bring on more receptivity, as well as controversy. Even the reviews pack a wallop of disinfo, and it’s so very telling.



Grassroots Power Puts Fracking Ban Within Reach

“We must focus on sustainable practices that preserve our clean air and clean water.”

by Andrea Germanos

A swelling grassroots coalition is hoping they can stop their county from becoming another landscape “scarred” by fracking.

The Santa Barbara County Water Guardians gathered roughly 16,000 signatures — 3,000 more than required — to put a measure to ban the controversial extraction technique on the November ballot.

Their proposal goes Tuesday before the Board of Supervisors, who can put the measure on the Nov. ballot, or can choose to vote the initiative directly into law.

“This is the result of hundreds of volunteers working tirelessly to qualify this initiative for the ballot,” stated Corrie Ellis of Water Guardians. “This represents more than 3,000 hours of volunteer effort in just three weeks, which shows the strength of community support for this initiative.”



Mendocino County Local Law Being Put in Place to Ban Fracking, Assert Rights to Local Self Determination.

We are a grassroots organization dedicated to educating our communities on best practices in asserting our sovereign rights to local self-governance.  We believe we have the right to decide what happens to our natural environment and ecosystems and not some distant corporation.

Our Community Rights Ordinance (see tab above), first and foremost, is intended to return power from the federal, state and corporate level to the Citizenry of Mendocino County.  This ordinance makes it illegal in Mendocino County for any entity to engage in fracking and contains within it serious enforcement penalties.  This ordinance begins the crucial process of giving citizens control over their community’s essentials: water quality, power, food, and local resources.  As each community passes these community ordinances, one by one, we the People, gain power to decide, yes or no, when a corporation proposes devastating tactics like fracking.  




What Is the Federal Reserve – And Why is it Private?

[Part 2 of my continuing series of introductory articles on basic subjects to advance the awakening. Feel free to send anywhere it will help.]

by Zen Gardner

Amazingly enough, most people don’t know that the Federal Reserve Bank is a private institution. It’s so private that despite its profound influence and power, no one is allowed to know who the board of directors are or any of its inner workings. Yet they control not just the production and flow of money in America, but the economic mechanisms that drive the US economy and thus much of the rest of the world.

If the American people truly understood how the Federal Reserve system works and what it has done to us, they would be screaming for it to be abolished immediately.  It is a system that was designed by international bankers for the benefit of international bankers, and it is systematically impoverishing the American people.  The Federal Reserve system is the primary reason why our currency has declined in value by well over 95 percent and our national debt has gotten more than 5000 times larger over the past 100 years.  The Fed creates our “booms” and our “busts”, and they have done an absolutely miserable job of managing our economy.

But why do we need a bunch of unelected private bankers to manage our economy and print our money for us in the first place?  Wouldn’t our economy function much more efficiently if we allowed the free market to set interest rates?  And according to Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. Congress is the one that is supposed to have the authority to “coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures”.  So why is the Federal Reserve doing it? (source)




Bilderberg’s silent takeover of Britain’s $60bn defense budget

Democracy had another near-fatal stroke, and the military industrial complex further tightened UK defense spending with the appointment of ex-army officer and Tory hothead Rory Stewart MP as the new chairman of Westminster’s Defence Select Committee.

Last week the Home Affairs Select Committee delivered a damning verdict on Britain’s defense and secret service oversight, on taxpayer accountability. It said the refusal of the director general of MI5, Andrew Parker, to appear before them and lack of any effective supervision was “undermining the credibility of the intelligence agencies and parliament itself.”

Surely nothing could surpass the ‘Dodgy Dossier’, the criminal conspiracy that led to the US and Britain, as the Arab League put it in 2003, to ‘Opening the Gates of Hell in Iraq’? But with Stuart’s appointment to oversee public scrutiny of UK military spending just two weeks before NATO’s political cabal of which he’s a member, the Bilderberg conference, meets in Copenhagen later this month, it is clear to those who still have eyes to see that those bloody lessons have not been learned and the worse could be yet to come.


Lessons from the Sinking of the Titanic

by Rebel of Oz

Imagine being one of the passengers on the Titanic during its maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York City. I’m not talking about being one of the first class passengers with a rescue boat reserved to them, but second or third class. What would you do when you realise that the ship has been hit by an iceberg and is about to sink?

Most people probably would just panic and try to get off like rats from a sinking ship. Others would curse and swear at the designers of the vessel and the shipping line, because of their negligence, greed and the injustice, not to provide sufficient numbers of rescue boats. Or they would go on about their recklessness, choosing an unsafe course for the sake of breaking the record of the fastest voyage across the Atlantic. Some would even go as far as suspecting a conspiracy, an attempt on the life of one or more of the passengers, or simply a case of insurance fraud.

What other options do you have available? You could act like one of the gentlemen portrayed in the Titanic movie and go down in style, listening to nice music and getting drunk. For some reason, I really like this option, but unfortunately, it isn’t available on cattle class. Or you could hug your loved ones, tell them how much you love them and pray to God for a miracle. Not a bad one either, and way more dignified, but you – and your loved ones – still would not survive.




“Why Can’t We?” – A Dialogue on Effecting Change

[A recent exchange between two activists regarding a mutual desire to find more effective ways to precipitate more active participation in bringing about the much needed changes we all wish to see manifested.]

by Julian Rose and Zen Gardner

Julian: Well  Zen,  it seems we are increasingly homing-in on the same subject in our writings  –  and that means in our thinking  – and it is an absolutely central issue of this moment, namely: “Why Can’t We?”

Of  course  millions of sincerely written words and no doubt thousands of provocative “think tanks’ have been straining to answer this question for decades, but as yet all we have is a lot of theory but very little practice. But very  little practice.. and there lies the rub. Without ‘the practice’ all  the  words  are  as  dross and simply clog up the arteries of purposeful change.

I find myself asking the same question that you bumped into in describing your Hamburger Man dream sequence – “am I misdirecting my best energies trying to wake up those who would prefer to remain asleep?” It solicited some very subtle responses in the comments column of that piece .. and yet .. when words carry their full weight of passion and are driven by the search for truth .. I believe they take on the dynamic of “an action” and thus spark something positive in at least a few sincere readers.

However, as I say in ‘The World Is Our Garden” the form this action takes needs to reflect a physical – as well as mental/spiritual – service to the planet. If not, I suggest that it is largely fraudulent and a mechanism of escapism. One which leaves the door open for our oppressors to carry on their work largely unimpeded.

How do you see us overcoming this seemingly intractable obstacle to achieving the sort of breakthrough that we need in order to really turn things around?



When a microwave oven is running, you should be too

‘Nary is there a human being on Earth who doesn’t know that microwave ovens irradiate food, destroy nutrition and are hazardous to your health, but for so many, the convenience of them wins the battle, and you can find a “nuker” (radiation oven) in more than 90% of U.S. homes and in most office “break rooms” across the globe. Having a microwave oven is almost as common place as having a television.

What hardly any person knows is that metals in the body, including in dental fillings, can expand and cause chronic pain and damage, in ways nobody is even thinking about, including doctors. Plus, when those metals expand, they can release toxins into the blood, like mercury. This is worth considering.’

WiFi; The Invisible Killing Fields



“Sea level rise is our reality in Miami Beach,” said the city’s mayor, Philip Levine. “We are past the point of debating the existence of climate change and are now focusing on adapting to current and future threats.” In the face of encroaching saltwater and sunny-day flooding like that on Alton Road, Mr. Levine has supported a $400 million spending project to make the city’s drainage system more resilient in the face of rising tides. g


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