Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A much-needed topic for discussion

I agree with this author and his well-written, from-the-heart defense of "right to die."

Dying to Die
By Stephen Pizzo

"Better to live or die, once and for all,
than to die by inches."

— Homer, The Iliad

We've all heard - ad nauseam - about the "right to life." Views differ when life begins. So the arguments continue. And that's fine - so long as no one side is able to impose their view of this metaphysical issue on the other.

But there's the flip side of all that, the right to die, where just such imposition persists. So, we need another debate, with the same passion, on a person's the right to die.

I never gave this issue much thought until recently. I mean, hey, who wants to ruin a perfectly good day thinking about our inevitable demise? So I. like everyone else on the planet, just shoved it to the farthest back-burner of my consciousness.

But that strategy fails, and fast, when we are confronted by a family member who has clearly entered their final lap of life. And that's what got me thinking about all this. I'm of an age, 67, where death has become a frequent visitor. Eldercare has become more than just a term around our house over the past ten years. Sue and I have been there for her parents' deaths, then my father's and now my 93-year old mother has begun to decline, physically and mentally.

All four of them lived vibrant, active and successful lives. They raised children, had successful careers and built successful businesses. They lived well and loved life.

It was only the final year or two where things all went to hell, and fast, for each of them.

My Dad, who had built a successful home construction business after returning from the Navy in World War II, was on oxygen the last year, and he hated it. One day I arrived at his house to help him with some repairs and there he was, 91-years old, gasping for breath, his oxygen bottle under one arm, dragging a 60 pound sack of cement with the other. I got out of the truck, angry at him.

"What the hell do you think you're doing?" I asked. "Kill yourself or something?"

He shot me an angry, fatherly, glance.

"Yes," he said. "This sucks. I hate it. Can't we speed this (dying) thing up a bit?"

Fortunately we were able to keep him in his own home to the very end. That was a huge blessing. But during that last week or two he would sleep a lot. One day I woke him up for his medications. It was very hard to rouse him, and I thought maybe this was it. But eventually he opened one eye, then the other, and looked a bit surprised. "Damn." he said. "Am I still alive?"

He was SO ready to go. And go he did, eventually. His final months were unhappy, painful and filled with daily humiliations for a once independent, tough and active man. When the end came I was more relieved for him than sad.

Now I am getting to go through all that one more time, this time with my mother. During her prime she was one amazingly sharp cookie. At a time in history when wives were supposed to be just homemakers, she raised two kids, ran the my father's construction company, and became a successful stock market wizard in her spare time.

Now she can't remember what she did a half hour ago. And she knows it. And she hates it. And she asks the same question, "Is there any way we can speed this up?" She is so ready to go.

But, in our culture, you don't get to go when you decide to go. The right-to-lifers have decided no one gets to make that decision. You own your life, but not your death. Instead your death belongs to some abstract philosophical/metaphysical/spirit-entity. You can't argue with them. You can't reason with them. You will live to the bitter end, no matter how long. how bitter, how humiliating, how painful or how miserable that end might be.

"I'm not afraid of being dead. I'm just afraid of what you might have to go through to get there."
— Author Pamela Bone

This nonsense is not only incredibly cruel, but financially ruinous for families and society as a whole. On one hand, medical advances have given us more years of health. We live better, longer. Terrific. I'm all for that. But when our body's machinery reaches its limit, and we enter what pilots call a "terminal spin." that's when the medical system morphs from friend to foe.

"The (old) idea said David Cutler, the Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics, "life is a series of strokes, and medical care has simply gotten better at saving us. So we can live longer because we've prevented death, but those (final) years are not in very good health, and they are very expensive -- we're going to be in wheelchairs, in and out of hospitals and in nursing homes." (ScienceDaily.com)

Now don't get me wrong. I am not for one moment suggesting that we should expedite the death of any terminally ill person against their will. I know all the examples opponents of physician-assisted suicide; that some patients may not be in any condition to make such a decision, some will make the decision to die based on guilt about the financial pressure their illness is imposing on their family. All those problems are real, they exist.

But they are not the full story. They are individual situations, and should have to be dealt with individually, not collectively. In death, like life, one-size does NOT fit all.

"Death is a punishment to some, to others a gift and to many a favor."
— Seneca

Polls show that over 80% support the right to die and have done so for the last 25 years. Even 80% of practicing Catholics and Protestants support it.

On the positive side I think a lot of folks my age have faced this, are facing it now, or will soon. And I don't think they will emerge from it without thinking seriously about two things:

  1. Shouldn't the medical system switch from it's role as life-preserver and life-saver, to a palliative care system and -- when a patient requests it -- actively help the dying, die. Just as doctors helped them in at birth, help them out at the end of life.
  2. And what about our own, personal end? What are we going to do? What do we want then?

Everyone needs a living will and a motorized medical directive. But those things have limits. They stop at "DNR" - Do Not Resuscitate." Which just mean that if you are lucky enough to start dying naturally at the end, medical personnel will not jump in and try to short circuit the process.

But from what I've seen over the past decade in our own family, DNR is far from a complete solution. "They" will give you pills, blood transfusions, oxygen, whatever it takes to keep the old jalopy coughing along for as long as it can. I am sure this is mostly misguided good intentions. But there are also compelling financial incentives to keep failing persons consuming medical services and products for as long as possible. We spend about a third of our annual $2.6 trillion health care spending in the last year of patient's lives.

Surely not all those dying folks would have chosen an early exit, even if it were offered them. But some - many I would guess - would have made just such that choice, had they been offered a reasonable, legal, painless way to "speed this thing up."

But, if the never-ending abortion debates are any indicator, we will not be settling this matter any time soon. Surely not before I feel the Grim Reaper's cold breath on the back of my neck., given the choice.. .. ah yes, choice.. heard that before.

When fully aware adults in the final stages of life do not have the flip-slide right... the right to leave this world on their own terms and time, then something's terribly wrong with that.

Me? Well, after helping three folks through the last gasps of advanced old age, I see nothing whatsoever inviting there. So I'm with Hunter on this issue, and living accordingly:

"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming 'Wow! What a Ride!'"

Monday, July 29, 2013

Rewriting history AGAIN - Romney-style

What a lying hypocrite!  Even when his own taped words refute him, he keeps on with his denials. "Who do you believe? Me or your lying eyes/ears?"  No wonder the Tea Party had him as their candidate/role model. They probably still believe him.  He and they all live in the right-wing Bubble World of "factitiousness," and they rewrite history any way it suits them. 

By Luke Johnson

His infamous 47 percent remarks were taken out of context, Mitt Romney told The Washington Post's Dan Balz in an interview published Sunday.

Asked about the oft-cited quote that 47 percent of Americans can't be persuaded to take personal responsibility, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee said, "Actually, I didn't say that ...That's how it began to be perceived, and so I had to ultimately respond to the perception, because perception is reality."

At a May 2012 closed-to-the-press fundraiser in Florida, Romney said, "And so my job is not to worry about those people -- I'll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. What I have to do is convince the 5 to 10 percent in the center that are independents, that are thoughtful, that look at voting one way or the other depending upon in some cases emotion, whether they like the guy or not, what it looks like."

But Romney told Balz that the focus of his remarks was on swing voters, not on those who were already in President Barack Obama's camp. "[I]t was saying, 'Look, the Democrats have 47 percent, we've got 45 percent, my job is to get the people in the middle, and I've got to get the people in the middle,'" he said. "They’ve got a bloc of voters, we've got a bloc of voters, I've got to get the ones in the middle. And I thought that that would be how it would be perceived -- as a candidate talking about the process of focusing on the people in the middle who can either vote Republican or Democrat."

Romney's argument that the remarks were taken out of context is a new defense for him. During the campaign, he said at first that they were "not elegantly stated" and then that they were "completely wrong."

Also in the interview with Balz, Romney claimed that Obama had made a similar comment: "And I think the president said he's writing off 47 percent of Americans and so forth. And that wasn't at all what was intended. That wasn't what was meant by it. That is the way it was perceived."

Romney nonetheless acknowledged that the quote was "very damaging" to his campaign. Indeed, the Obama campaign seized on the remark, creating an ad based on it, and the former Massachusetts governor took a hit in the polls.


We need to get rid of the Patriot Act

By Jim Hightower

It’s back. The PATRIOT Act — a grotesque, ever-mutating, hydra-headed monstrosity from the Bush-Cheney Little Shop of Horrors — has risen again. This time, it’s got an added twist of Orwellian intrusiveness from the Obamacans.

Since 2006, Team Bush, and now Team Obama, has allowed the little-known, hugely powerful National Security Agency to run a daily dragnet through every American’s phone calls — all on the hush-hush, of course.

Now exposed, leaders of both parties are pointing to the PATRIOT Act, saying that it makes this wholesale, everyday invasion of our privacy perfectly legal.

When the story broke, Obama dissembled, calling these massive and routine violations of the Fourth Amendment “modest intrusions” that are “worth us doing” to make us more secure. He added disingenuously that Congress is regularly briefed about the program.

In fact, only a handful of members are briefed, and they have been flatly lied to by Obama’s director of national intelligence. Yet, Senator Dianne Feinstein loyally defends spying on Americans, claiming it protects us from terrorists. The California Democrat also admitted she really doesn’t know how the mountains of data are being used.

This is nothing but a bottomless “Trust Us” swamp, created by the PATRIOT Act’s panicky passage and irresponsible reauthorization. Secretly seizing everyone’s phone records is, as the ACLU put it, “beyond Orwellian.”

As a New York Times editorial flatly and rightly says, “The administration has now lost all credibility on this issue.” But no administration can be trusted to restrain itself from abusing the unlimited power of the PATRIOT Act.

It’s not enough to fight NSA’s outrageously invasive spying on us — the law itself is a shameful betrayal of America’s ideals. It must be repealed.


Interesting article about death card game, etc.


Good to see that death is now becoming a more socially acceptable topic of conversation.  Finally. (~.~)


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Any Goodman, Democracy Now and the TPP


Ye gods, what more can be done to us??!!!  Obama is in it neck deep -- and we're not allowed to learn about it and its ramifications.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

This article is a keeper and a "sharer"


THE DANGERS OF DIET SODA and artificial sweeteners

Story at-a-glance (but read the entire article at the link above. It includes a video by Dr. Sanjay Gupta)

  • Despite being promoted for weight loss, foods and beverages with artificial sweeteners have never been proven to help weight loss. In fact, studies that look at this actually find people gain weight when they use them
  • A recent review of diet soda studies found that diet soda drinkers suffer the same health problems as those who opt for regular soda, such as excessive weight gain, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke
  • The watchdog group The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) recently downgraded its safety rating of sucralose (Splenda) from "safe" to "caution," meaning it "may pose a risk and needs to be better tested”
  • The most comprehensive and longest human study looking at aspartame toxicity found a clear association between aspartame consumption and non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and leukemia

The authors of the report—who were “shocked” at the results—looked at studies published in the past five years that examine the relationship between diet soda consumption and health outcomes:

“This paper discusses these findings and considers the hypothesis that consuming sweet-tasting but noncaloric or reduced-calorie food and beverages interferes with learned responses that normally contribute to glucose and energy homeostasis.

Because of this interference, frequent consumption of high-intensity sweeteners may have the counterintuitive effect of inducing metabolic derangements,” they wrote.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta discusses the report in the CNN video above, explaining that artificial sweeteners basically trick your body into thinking that it’s going to receive sugar, but when the sugar doesn’t arrive, your body signals that it needs more, which results in carb cravings. Most people give in to such signals and end up overeating on other foods and snacks.

In a study6 of artificial sweeteners performed on college students, there was no evidence that artificial sweetener use was associated with a decrease in their overall sugar intake either. These results indicate that eating arti­ficial sweeteners simply perpetuates a craving for sweets, and overall sugar consumption is not reduced—leading to further problems controlling your weight.

In 2005, data gathered from the 25-year long San Antonio Heart Study7 also showed that drinking diet soft drinks increased the likelihood of serious weight gain – far more so than regular soda.8 According to Sharon Fowler, M.P.H:

“On average, for each diet soft drink our participants drank per day, they were 65 percent more likely to become overweight during the next seven to eight years, and 41 percent more likely to become obese.”

This finding supports a 2004 study9 at Purdue University, which found that rats fed artificially sweetened liquids ate more high-calorie food than rats fed high-caloric sweetened liquids. The researchers believe the experience of drinking artificially sweetened liquids disrupted the animals' natural ability to compensate for the calories in the food. A more recent review, published in June 2010 in the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine,10 delves into the neurobiology of sugar cravings and summarizes the epidemiological and experimental evidence concerning the effect of artificial sweeteners on weight. The author states:

“Several large scale prospective cohort studies found positive correlation between artificial sweetener use and weight gain. …Preload experiments generally have found that sweet taste, whether delivered by sugar or artificial sweeteners, enhanced human appetite.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

NSA/Military/Industrial complex going into high gear to self protect

NSA's Keith Alexander Calls Emergency Private Briefing To Lobby Against Justin Amash Amendment Curtailing Its Power

By Ryan Grim

WASHINGTON -- The National Security Agency kicked its lobbying into high gear after an amendment from Rep. Justin Amash, a libertarian Republican from Michigan, was ruled in order and will get a vote sometime this week.

NSA head Gen. Keith Alexander scheduled a last-minute, members-only briefing in response to the amendment, according to an invitation distributed to members of Congress this morning and forwarded to HuffPost. "In advance of anticipated action on amendments to the DoD Appropriations bill, Ranking Member C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger of the House Intelligence Committee invites your Member to attend a question and answer session with General Keith B. Alexander of the National Security Agency," reads the invitation.

The invitation warned members that they could not share what they learned with their constituents or others. "The briefing will be held at the Top Secret/SCI level and will be strictly Members-Only," reads the invite.

The Amash amendment would put the House on record when it comes to NSA snooping. The language of the measure, which would be attached to the Pentagon's spending bill "Ends authority for the blanket collection of records under the Patriot Act. Bars the NSA and other agencies from using Section 215 of the Patriot Act to collect records, including telephone call records, that pertain to persons who are not subject to an investigation under Section 215."

The section of the Patriot Act that Amash is targeting was the subject of the first piece in The Guardian about NSA leaker Edward Snowden's revelations. A secret intelligence court has interpreted the law to allow the NSA to collect hundreds of millions of records on every American phone call under the theory that such records might be useful in future terrorism investigations. The intelligence community has claimed that the law is useful in thwarting potential terrorist incidents.

But Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee with access to classified details about the program, said there is no evidence that the data collection had been directly responsible for stopping any single plot. Civil libertarians, meanwhile, are aghast at the NSA's broad interpretation of the law, and even the bill's author said he was surprised at how it is being used.

Just seven months ago the House and Senate approved a military spending bill that reauthorized the NSA's extensive foreign surveillance operations, and in 2011 the Patriot Act was reauthorized by broad margins with bipartisan support in both the House and Senate. But Amash's amendment, cosponsored by former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and liberal Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers, could capitalize on a new awareness of the scope of the intelligence community's activities.

The amendment could draw support from both Democrats and Republicans. Just how much is uncertain -- this is the House's first up-or-down vote on the NSA's domestic surveillance activities since Snowden made his revelations.

"This is the real deal: It's our first chance to roll back the NSA's spying regime, and we don't know when we'll have another one like it," said David Segal, executive director of Demand Progress, a progressive policy group. "To invoke that expert on surveillance George W. Bush: After this vote we'll finally know who is with us in the cause to protect civil rights -- and who is against us."

Speaking at an event at the Center for American Progress on domestic data collection Tuesday, Wyden said that he hasn't read Amash's amendment but was encouraged by its progress.

"The fact that this has made it to the floor of the House of Representatives is unquestionably good," he said. "It is another step, as I've outlined, in the march to a real debate. We wouldn't have had that seven, eight weeks ago."


Monday, July 22, 2013

Chilling interview--only 9 minutes long


CIA asset involved in Iraq tells of experience -- it could happen to any one who wants to tell the truth.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Thomas Jefferson's appreciation of Knowledge

I've been asked, "What's the good of knowing information that is being kept hidden by the government and controlled media when we can't do anything about it?"  It's a good question, and I've given lots of thought to it.

Others may not agree, but I think we owe it to ourselves to keep well informed.  Isn't it better to know the truth than to ignore the facts being presented to us by those who know from first-hand experience what is happening and are warning and informing us? (Such as the warning by President Eisenhower in his final address to the nation upon leaving the White House. He was never more serious. See this at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y06NSBBRtY   (Now his great-granddaughter Laura Eisenhower is speaking about all that has been hidden from us re. UFOs, 9/11, etc.)

If we refuse to listen, we are like ostriches with our heads in the sand. I treasure the wise words of Thomas Jefferson, who understood deep down how important the principle of knowledge is, even if he never heard a word about UFOs, ETs, the military/industrial revolution, the Bilderbergs, the NSA or MK-ULTRA.

I think by far the most important bill in our whole code is that for the diffusion of knowledge among the people. No other sure foundation can be devised, for the preservation of freedom and happiness...Preach, my dear Sir, a crusade against ignorance; establish and improve the law for educating the common people. Let our countrymen know that the people alone can protect us against these evils [tyranny, oppression, etc.] and that the tax which will be paid for this purpose is not more than the thousandth part of what will be paid to kings, priests and nobles who will rise up among us [and enslave us] if we leave the people in ignorance.

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.     --Thomas Jefferson

As Laura Eisenhower now tells us, from a position of informed knowledge:

Since my great grandfather first spoke of it more than 50 years ago, the Military-Industrial Complex has thrived on official state secrecy, and even as disclosure happens, it will most likely be done in a manipulated way, never fully revealing why secrecy has flourished and what has been done behind our back for all of these years. Yet, disclosure is inevitably happening among us, and if we can understand and integrate other valuable truths, we will be protected against disclosure being used to introduce false concepts that will draw us further into the web of deceit. Fifty years after President Eisenhower warned the American people about the Military-Industrial Complex, we must confront the fact that much of what has been happening in secret has created an inevitable future drama, for they have been spending trillions of our tax dollars on projects that only serve their elitist mentality. These include a secret space program..., the targeting of individuals that they perceive to be a threat, HAARP, psychotronic weapons, deep underground military bases, and false flag events like 9/11 to draw us further into a police state.  ... We must strive to soften it all, restore our world, and return the power to Truth. Their lust for our powerlessness and blind faith is further exacerbated by their use of mind control and micro-chips that do not allow individuals to access their inner voice....our TV sets keep us locked in a lower mind-set obsessed with the lives of others and consumerism. The nerve toxins of chemtrails keep us in a state of nervous system disorder, as we also are infected emotionally and psychically by delusional feelings, alongside a deep and powerful longing to be free, because things are just not right.

Like Laura Eisenhower, we the people also know things are "just not right." No matter what our political leanings, we ALL feel this.  We need to stop believing all the political claptrap of both parties and start listening to the truth-tellers among us who have no ax to grind, no power to protect and no self-serving interest in money or fame.  All they want is to get the truth to the people.  For the sake of our children and grandchildren, and all future generations, we need to listen to them.


You might find this Veterans Today article to be interesting

Interesting...to say the least:  http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/06/14/the-strange-case-of-phil-schneider/

The videos give lots of info. from Phil Schneider, which it's up to you whether or not to believe.  Much of what he spoke about we have since come to see actually happen.  He died a mysterious death in 1996.

Interesting: Physicist talks about UFOs

We're making progress at the speed of a turtle toward open-mindedness in scientists. Fearlessness and an open mind are a rarity in a field that should be enthusiastic about exploring known phenomena like UFOs, but we all know that's not the case.  Ridicule in the controlled media/government/military has kept all but the bravest scientists from that exploration.  Stanton Friedman is a nuclear physicist who has pursued study of UFOs for many years.  His site is at: http://www.stantonfriedman.com/ and you can hear/see him speak at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KucDy9C9VX4   He is a true scientist, with a dedicated interest in discovering truth.  (Imagine that. A scientist who wants truth.)   It appears that at least a few others are now joining him. The following appeared in today's news:

Physicists Studying UFOs but Most Won't Admit It
By Lee Speigel

For a very long time, the scientific community has been wary of studying UFOs, and the scientists themselves hesitate to talk about their beliefs of unexplained aerial phenomena.

But that attitude is changing, and many scientists are joining the discussion without fear of ridicule.

"UFOs are real phenomena. They are artificial objects under intelligent control. They're definitely the craft of a supremely advanced technology," says physicist Eric Davis, a researcher of light-speed travel.

Davis, a research physicist at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Austin, studies propulsion physics, which he hopes will one day allow humans to travel easily and quickly through our galactic neighborhood.

He's aware of the public perception -- mostly from skeptics and debunkers -- that no legitimate scientists would ever touch the subject of UFOs.

"They're wrong, naive, stubborn, narrow-minded, afraid and fearful. It's a dirty word and a forbidden topic. Science is about open-minded inquiry. You shouldn't be laughing off people. You should show more deference and respect to them ... Scientists need to get back to using the scientific method to study things that are unknown and unusual, and the UFO subject is one of them."

Davis is one of several scientists who are presenting their views this weekend on a variety of UFO-related topics at the 2013 MUFON Symposium in Las Vegas.

The physicist, who recently won an award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics for his study, "Faster-Than-Light Space Warps, Status and Next Steps," knows many colleagues who quietly study UFOs.

"There are scientists who are aware of evidence and observational data that is not refutable. It is absolutely corroborated, using forensic techniques and methodology. But they won't come out and publicize that because they fear it. Not the subject -- they fear the backlash from their professional colleagues. The impact on their career might be detrimental and they'd get bad publicity.

"It's not an acceptable, funded line of research. The National Science Foundation does not accept UFOs as a subject for scientific study."

Davis believes that the domain for UFO investigations doesn't really belong in the hands of scientists.

"It's the domain of military intelligence," he suggests. "The fact that [unknown] craft are flying around Earth is not a subject for science -- it's a subject for intelligence-gathering, collection and analysis. That's because UFOs are not a natural phenomenon, and that's what science studies."


Friday, July 19, 2013

Want proof of UFO/ET existence?


Listen to these short first-hand accounts by credible, credentialed military and government officials.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Laugh time: Diary of an 80-year-old man (~.~)

 Hilarious! (~.~)
Yesterday my daughter again asked why I didn't do something useful with my time.
Talking about my "doing something useful" seemed to be her favorite topic of conversation.
She was "only thinking of me" and suggested I go down to the senior center and hang out with the guys.

I did this and when I got home last night I decided to teach her a lesson about staying out of my business.
I told her that I had joined a parachute club.  She said, "Are you nuts?  You're almost 80 years old and you're going to start jumping out of airplanes?"
I proudly showed her that I even got a membership card.
She said to me, "Good grief, where are your glasses!  This is a membership to a Prostitute Club, not a Parachute Club."
"I'm in trouble again, and I don't know what to do... I signed up for five jumps a week," I told her.  She fainted.
Life as a senior citizen is not getting any easier but sometimes it really can be fun.....


Tuesday, July 09, 2013

The film Gasland II -- tells truth to power

But will it change anything?  Doesn't look like it, because Big Oil money is endless and it buys whatever stories/lies it wants to tell to the public.  We are screwed again.  If you have HBO, or HBO.GO you can see this film now.  Warning: it's depressing because (unless an all-out revolution of the people rises up) it doesn't look as if the powers-that-be can be stopped.  Fracking seems to be with us to stay. 

Remember the tobacco industry and its denial for decades that smoking causes cancer and other diseases?  They kept denying, even though they had all kinds of verifying information re. the dangers of smoking, which they kept hidden in their files.  All the time smokers were dying, the tobacco companies were advertising lies like "More doctors smoke Camels than any other cigarette."  (They gave free Camel packs to doctors and then made this claim, whether or not the doctors were even smokers.)  The same thing is happening today with the natural gas fracking industry.  When you see how far it has progressed across our country and the world, your heart will sink.  When you see how fracking is now causing earthquakes and many of the wells are situated right on the fault lines in California, your anger will rise.  When you see how our waters are being poisoned and how methane gas has been dangerously multiplied in our atmosphere, causing even more global warming, your outrage will explode.  But, unless that outrage can be organized into a revolutionary movement, it may take years and years of education of the masses and many illnesses and deaths of the public before enough people rise up with a resounding NO!!!  (if ever). 

We no longer live in a democratic republic -- the will of the people does not matter to the deregulated, out-of-control corporations that now run everything.  Sorry to say, but greed and power have won.  For now.


Interesting Italian documentary re. UFO visitation in Italy


Called The Friendship Case, it is definitely an intriguing film, with photos and video film to back up the claims of the people who lived it.  Everyone in the film is speaking Italian, so there is a voiceover in English, explaining what they are saying.  I had never heard of this case before -- but the information given by the people who experienced a "friendship" with extraterrestrials dovetails in many ways with events and other experiencers' stories in the same time periods.  The E.T. "friends" told the contactees that one of their missions was to neutralize nuclear missile warheads, and that actually did happen with UFOs flying over missile bases in the U.S. -- after those flyovers, the military discovered that all of the missiles had been disarmed while still in their silos.  (See article and video of U.S. military officers telling of this at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1315339/Aliens-hit-nukes-They-landed-Suffolk-base-claim-airmen.html )

All in all, this is a very interesting film -- 56 minutes long and worth viewing if you are at all curious to learn of information that our own government has been trying to keep from us for decades.


Christian Science Monitor treating its readers like children


With an arrogant parental ridiculing putdown, the Christian Science Monitor has written about UFOs as if  they were a fable; and, offering a childish little game for us to play, they sigh and indulge the ignorance of their poor foolish readers who actually think UFOs are real.  This is so typical of the controlled media, it's become humorous to read their BS, of which this is their latest blatant example. 

Despite the decades-long efforts of government and controlled media to keep the facts from us, polls show that a large percent of the U.S. citizenry believe i
n UFOs and that extraterrestrials may have visited or are visiting our planet.
Larry King ran a program about a UFO sighting in Stephenville TX a few years ago, and on his website they posted a poll simply asking people “Do you believe in extra-terrestrial life?” 86% said yes. As for the rest of the world, they are far ahead of us in this understanding.  Most of the European countries and Russia have publicly disclosed their previously hidden reports about UFO visitations to the planet.  Have you watched the latest video from Russia re. the subject?  If not, check it out:

On Friday, December 7, 2012 the
current Russian Prime Minister and
former President, Dmitry Medvedev,
made some startling off-air comments
to reporters while his microphone was
still switched on.

When asked whether the President is
given any secret files on extraterrestrials
while in office, Medvedev not only
replied that extraterrestrials are visiting
the Earth, but that some are actually
living among us.

He went even further to say that the
Russian documentary, 'Men in Black,'
could give curious researchers more
details about this issue. (See link below)

The report had previously been
mistranslated in the Western news
media as a joke by the Prime Minister, as
it'd been presumed by reporters that he
was referring to the Hollywood blockbuster
comedy franchise, 'Men In Black,' starring
Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones.

But Medvedev was actually talking about
something all-too-real - and the Russian-made
film about this state of affairs; THIS is the
movie that he was referring to, as providing
an excellent background about the ongoing
situation between humans and extraterrestrials
on Earth today - and luckily, it has English
subtitles. I recommend blowing this up to

Video (about 47 mins):

'Men In Black' - Full Russian Documentary with English Subtitles


Monday, July 08, 2013

Mastery of double talk hypocrisy

Nobody does it so well as FOX -- Hannity is particularly excellent at it.  I think FOX has a school in it for all their employees.  You must graduate from it in order to appear on the air.


Sunday, July 07, 2013

The reintroduction of Dubya as a statesman (SIGH)


Notice how our managed news is beginning to reintroduce "New" Dubya to the public, painting him as a statesman and former president whose opinions are worthy of the public's attention and respect. With loyal smiling Laura always by his side and the two of them making headline news doing "good works" in Africa and other places, the image makers are creating a new portrait of the Bush family saying, "Look, even the idiot is reformed  and is doing good in the world." (As if that could make up for the horrors he perpetrated on the world, along with his puppet master Cheney).

What is really happening:
the powers-that-be (the elites who really run things in our world) are engineering/preparing the way for Jeb Bush's nomination as the 2016 Republican presidential candidate.  They're hoping the public has forgotten those horrors of the Cheney/.Bush years (how can we? They continue under Obama!).  The first step of their plan to take over the world worked well under Cheney/Bush with the 9/11 attack on the Towers and the Pentagon, introducing us to a never-ending "War on Terror."  According to plan, the  Iraq/Afghanistan wars have given America a controlling presence in the Middle East, with takeovers of more of those countries in the works. Under the figurehead president Obama, they are continuing their plan--and will take more giant steps with one of their own (another Bush! Gaaaagggh!!!)  in the White House again. 

Inch by inch, step by step ---- the deadly beat goes on....

Do you want to know what is REALLY going on in our world?  Educate yourself by watching the following online videos:
DECEPTIONS  and Behind the Smoke Curtain 
Deceptions - Full Film
58 minutes long
This documentary was produced
for $750 by a citizen with NO
filmmaking experience. It was
released in 2010. In spite of his
amateur status, 'Deceptions' was
well reviewed and has developed
a huge following.

'Deceptions' is a six part film that
traces a string of deceptions from
9/11, through the Bush and now
the Obama years, oil and banking
power and fraud, media collusion
and the existence of a controlling

It ends with a plea for the people of
America to become citizen journalists
- to report what they see and to
encourage full discovery, disclosure
and debate on myriad of issues that
intentionally remain hidden from public




Friday, July 05, 2013

Another MUST-SEE for those who value truth

Please pass this along to others on your e-mail list if you see value in it.  This documentary is a must-see for anyone who loves our country and its Constitution -- and values the truth about what has happened to it. It is not a partisan film, but one that reveals truth, no matter where it lies or whose image it may damage. We need to realize that we have all been fooled, no matter what our political affiliation and belief.  Change can only begin with knowledge and education. To effect real change, we must first discover what the truth really is. This film gives us a valuable start in that direction. Please watch it and decide for yourself if it rings with the clear bell of truth:


Deceptions - Full Film
58 minutes long -- WELL WORTH YOUR TIME

This documentary was produced
for $750 by a citizen with NO
filmmaking experience. It was
released in 2010. In spite of his
amateur status, 'Deceptions' was
well reviewed and has developed
a huge following.

'Deceptions' is a six part film that
traces a string of deceptions from
9/11, through the Bush and now
the Obama years, oil and banking
power and fraud, media collusion
and the existence of a controlling

It ends with a plea for the people of
America to become citizen journalists
- to report what they see and to
encourage full discovery, disclosure
and debate on myriad of issues that
intentionally remain hidden from public

Video (about 58 mins):

Deceptions - Full Film

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Thanks to the right wingers, Reagan and Cheney/Bush


Deregulation of corporations, corporate exodus to overseas labor, corporate tax dodges, and government reduction/obliteration of benefits to the poor have brought about the fast-approaching demise of our once-great country.  Republicans don't realize how their support of military/industrial "values" (cough, choke) have changed our country from a democratic republic to a fascist empire for the elite, while the middle class dies and the poor starve.

This article is about a town in North Carolina -- yet most No. Carolinians are still right wingers and racism (i.e., hatred of Obama and his family)  is still prevalent in the south.  They don't see the connection between what they support in politics and what they are experiencing in their own towns and neighborhoods.  (Sigh)