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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Friday, October 19, 2012

19 October - The View

Somalia 1935
Somalia 1935 (Photo credit: Fiore S. Barbato)
WEST BANK: Refugee Kids
WEST BANK: Refugee Kids (Photo credit: GilesT1)
English: Code Pink at the Occupy Wall Street p...
English: Code Pink at the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: A member of Anonymous at the Occupy W...
English: A member of Anonymous at the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: The Occupy Boston camp in Dewey Squar...
English: The Occupy Boston camp in Dewey Square, Boston MA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Members of the Democratic Socialists ...
English: Members of the Democratic Socialists of America march at the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Wisconsin Dells
Wisconsin Dells (Photo credit: BZalewski)
Sickening and stupid.

"Studies have also shown that disrupting packs and removing alpha wolves can actually increase the likelihood that remaining wolves in that pack will be forced to prey on easier-to-capture livestock for food."
Wisconsin USA :

5 wolves killed by Wednesday in Wisconsin, but what will the real cost be to wolves ?

The state Department of Natural Resources has set a quot...
( Apropos of no qualified opinion whatsoever, I wonder what the result is among other hunting packs....like in Somalia, for instance, Iraq, Iran...where black ops target military and political figures )
Sad but all too true these days.
Hi! we're corporate America. we would like to rape your country of its natural resources and exploit the cheap labor, any questions?
Feature: As the West Bank prepares for municipal elections on Saturday, a slate of all-female candidates is challenging conventions and partisan politics to try and forge a new consensus in occupied Palestine. Read more: http://aje.me/RKQHh4
Jonathan Replaces Ondo State Police With Military, Raising Fears of Election Rigging | Sahara Reporters http://bit.ly/RaRDfs
Truebook.org shared Knowledge of Today's photo.
www.social-consciousness.com/2012/05/love-consciousness-unity-in-love-loving.html — A happily married man is one who understands every word which his wife didn't say.
Now it is all about "all the market will bear", and if things slow down they invent drugs to make us sick so we will need more drugs, like all the medications that are carcinogenic.
Good guy Jonas Salk, the developer of the polio vaccine. When he was asked in a televised interview who owned the patent to the vaccine, Salk replied: "There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?"
They say it takes at least one tree to make enough oxygen for each of us humans. If they had to pick which people would die, would they be so quick to cut them down? This is beyond tragic, and all for the wealth of a few.
Once this Alberta, Canada landscape was a pristine wilderness roamed by deer now it's 'the most destructive industrial project on earth' 

www.social-consciousness.com/2011/08/spirit-science-thoughts.html — “A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” -Albert Einstein
The National Defense Authorization Act is unconstitutional.

Nothing is more fundamental in American law than the possibility that journalists, activists and citizens could lose their liberty, potentially forever under the NDAA's provisions.

We demand that you strike down the NDAA immediately!

Repeal the National Defense Authorization Act(NDAA) | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government
Nothing is more fundamental in American law than the
Canada’s economic boom depends on tearing up 54,000 square-mile of pristine Alberta wilderness....To get a look at the oil sand mines, we rented this Cessna 172 which the pilot was allowed to bring down to 1,000 feet — from there, through the open window and with a long lens we were able to see what really goes on in one of the most controversial places on the planet...
Development of the world’s third largest oil supply is proceeding rapidly. It already represents a $3.5 billion 
( Out in the open air - your eyes burn and your nose and throat rebel as well to indescribable chemical offense. Headache is normal.  )
Congratulations America! The whole country gets to pick up BP's tab! How does that make you feel? BP may receive the largest tax break in United States history as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. According to al.com, BP has already claimed $10 billion in tax credits from the 2010 disaster.
‎'And top oil spill expert Dr. Robert Bea – a UC Berkeley professor and government consultant - told us today: With the information that has been released, I remain skeptical that they have found 'the source' for the continuing leak(s). The cofferdam has a limited 'supply' ... which has already been exposed for a very long period of time to the seafloor environment ... including several hurricanes. Thus, it is difficult to understand why it would start leaking recently ... and continue to leak. The search needs to be conducted like an archeological dig [using] a close-spaced grid of multiple surveys employing different detection equipment with accurate control of positions of the 'sensors'.
BP Oil Spill: Case NOT Closed | ZeroHedge
Yesterday, BP and the Coast Guard attributed the new oil sheen to a leak from the "cofferdam".We will give some background on what the cofferdam is, and then explain why the case is not closed ... and an ongoing investigation 
Think about the implications of the above....in relation to
St. Bernard Parish’s repeated actions to delay construction on Provident Realty Advisors’ four multi-family housing developments in St. Bernard Parish at issue in the summary judgment motion were a continuation of a long string of race-based attempts to block multi-family housing developments in the Parish. Racial discrimination has been a clear and consistent theme throughout the course of GNOFHAC’s multi-year litigation against St. Bernard Parish, during which the Parish has repeatedly been held in contempt for violating a 2008 Consent Order.

GNOFHAC Executive Director James Perry comments, “After years of protracted litigation, we were pleased to have witnessed new homes coming on line in St. Bernard Parish through the opening of the Provident apartments. This week’s orders from the court signal that the Parish will be held responsible for its illegal, discriminatory actions. Meanwhile, we remain committed to ensuring equal housing opportunity throughout our region.”
Would you care to invest in a region subject to the uncertainty of NOLA ? What about living there given the sort of reporting we have received about bad pumps, dredging the Mississippi and its eventual destruction of the delta....etc. I know it is a shipping gateway of great importance. Is there an answer ?
Federal Judge Grants Motion for Summary Judgement in Housing Discrimination Case Against St. Bernard
On October 17, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the 
When you apply anything labeled with a "fragrance" ingredient today, you can be assured you are subjecting yourself to anywhere from tens to hundreds of various chemicals.
Do you know how your money is created? Or how banking works? Why did housing prices skyrocket and then plunge? Do you really know what the Federal Reserve System is and how it affects you every single day? The AMERICAN DREAM is a 30 minute animated film that shows how we have been scammed by the most basic elements of our government system.
The American Dream (Animated Film)
Do you know how your money is created? Or how banking works? Why did housing prices skyrocket and then plunge? Do you really know what the Federal Reserve System is and 
Local Texans trying to stand in the pipeline’s path, whether through lawsuits, public opinion, or by being willing to risk jail time - thanks for keeping us informed, Julie Dermansky Photography!
Photos that are part of a story I did for the NRDC's Earth OnEarth Magazine http://www.onearth.org/article/keystone-xl-texas-landowners-arrests on the Keystone pipeline in East Texas focused on those resisting TransCanda as the company moves forward.
From the Mississippi Center for Justice, "This is an important turning point in the Steps Coalition's Port Campaign. Steps brought forth an array of problems in the Port's restoration plans. As these problems became better understood, the Port Authority began to lose the support of state and local political and business leaders. In our view, it is the change of overall direction rather than the change of executive director that will determine the success of the Port expansion. We welcome the Port's willingness to re-evaluate its restoration and expansion plans."
Advisors say port should remain at 10 feet; director Allee resigns | Gulfport | The Sun Herald
GULFPORT -- Consultants to the state port recommended this morning that the port's board save time and money by leaving the West Pier's elevation at 10 feet rather than
Calling all musicians!

via an avid Occupier (slightly adapted):
"We Own the World" by MONSATAN-
'We kill the the world,
We kill your children.
We are the ones that make your poison food,
So just start eating.
There are people dying,
But we don 't really care.
IT 's true, we make a brighter day
But not for you, just me...'

Go into a studio and make a video. Put it on YouTube so these lyrics will go all over the world. It will be shared many many times. Give this wolf in sheep's clothing a face they deserve. I hope you understand the impact and I also hope you know many more people that realise this. Many people here don't even know about Monsanto even though they are all over and connected to many universities.

I hope you are able and I wish you all the best.

Who's up to finish writing the parody and making a recording?
Smirking Chimp added a new photo.
Knowledge of Today's photo.
“Governments don't want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don't want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking....
Skipping breakfast tends to trigger activity in regions of the brain that prompt cravings for high-calorie junk foods, which typically contain high amounts of processed sugars and unhealthy fats.
The CBC says that “the project is ringing alarm bells in the scientific community, because the bloom it created spread 10,000 square kilometres and was visible from space.” Maite Maldonado, speaking to the CBC, said that the commercialized dump is 100 times larger than any previous iron fertilization experiment. She said that “the process could have effects that are the reverse of those intended, as the lack of oxygen could potentially create toxic, lifeless waters.”
Nearly every state now has a “supermax” prison similar to the federal prison at Florence, which former ADX Warden Robert Hood once called “a clean version of hell.”

These prisons presage a dystopian world where disobedient citizens are seized, stripped of rights and broken psychologically. Law professor Laura Rovner and Theoharis—who is an outspoken advocate for her former student Fahad Hashmi, b
eing held in the Florence supermax—detailed the corrosion of justice within federal courts in an article in the American University Law Review.

They noted that the distortion within the federal legal system “represents a particular way of seeing the Constitution, of constructing the landscape as a murky terrain of lurking enemies where rights must have substantial limits and the courts must be steadfast against such dangers.” The two professors went on to argue that while legal scholars and human rights advocates have examined the dangers of these paradigms in Guantanamo, they have generally failed to acknowledge that “the federal system is similarly infected by such paradigms.”

There are currently an estimated 25,000 prisoners imprisoned in supermax facilities. They are disproportionately Muslims and people of color.

The prisons are equipped with special housing units for those who do not show a proper deference to authority. These “H-units” hold prisoners under special administration measures, or SAMs. They live in cells of only 75 to 85 square feet. They endure almost complete social isolation and sensory deprivation as well as round-the-clock electronic surveillance. And it is in these units that even the most resilient are psychologically destroyed. http://bit.ly/PJ9wkC

Torture: America’s Brutal Prisons

This programme shows that abuses like those documented in Abu Ghraib are commonplace in the USA’s overcrowded and understaffed prisons. Prisoners are shackled and hooded for their own protection; pepper spray is used as an alternative to physical force, but in sufficient quantities to cause second-degree burns; beatings are frequent and sometimes fatal. The programme suggests that the cause is not a few bad apples, but a pervasive culture of dehumanization and brutality. http://bit.ly/V9rO48

Supermax: Guantanamo Down The Street

I was stunned at my complete ignorance about America’s prison system. The scenarios inmates experience and described can only be termed as Bosch-like horrors.

A brief Google search quickly provides a frightening glimpse into the inferno in which inmates live. The more sites one browses, the stronger the impression that much of the tortuous practices that occurred at Guantanamo and Abu-Ghraib were honed within the confines of America’s Borders.

What occurs in American prisons is, simply, a terrifying nightmare. http://madmikesamerica.com/2011/02/supermax-guantanamo-down-the-street/

That’s right; sodomy. Forcible anal penetration. The documentation of this and other forms of sexual humiliation is too extensive to be denied or pawned off on a couple of redneck privates. And we know now that sexual humiliation techniques were among those discussed and approved by the National Security Principals Committee, a White House group including Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld, Colin Powell, George Tenet, and John “History will not judge this kindly” Ashcroft.

I don’t want to come off as minimizing the horror of controlled drowning. It’s just that there’s something about forcible anal rape that brings the torture issue into sharp focus. Just once, I’d like to hear one of these American Enterprise Institute psychos, the ones that always trot out to defend the Neocons’ freakish obsessions, have to defend shoving a flashlight up a guy’s ass. I want to hear Frank Gaffney or Jonah Goldberg tell me why I shouldn’t be fucking mortified that raping prisoners was considered within tolerable interrogation practices by my country. I want Glenn Beck to justify butt-raping a suspect.

The next time I hear some idiot refer to Jack Bauer in defense of torture, I want to ask him what he thinks of Jack Bauer rogering terrorists with a broomstick. You’ve never seen that in the hours of not-so-subtle pro-torture TV drama we’ve seen since 2001, have you? Never saw Andy Sipowicz cornhole a skell on NYPD blue? Or Michael Chiklis on The Shield making a suspect drink his pee? Me neither. Something tells me that might have hurt their ratings. http://buffalobeast.com/137/sodomy.html

Hungerstrike: Stopping Real Torture in America’s Prisons

Prisoners risking death by refusing food in the Pelican Bay supermax, and those hunger striking in solidarity in prisons around California are a judgment of our sickness. “The degree of civilization in a society,” said Dostoyevsky, “can be judged by entering its prisons.”

Civilization is something we no longer seem to aspire to. The United States locks up more people and a greater percentage of its people than anyone else. We lock them in training centers for anger and violence. We subject them to rape, assault, humiliation, and isolation. We throw the innocent in with the guilty, the young with the old, the nonviolent with the violent, the hopeful with those who’ve lost all interest in life.

And we routinely subject large numbers of prisoners to the torture of near-total isolation. We lock human beings in little boxes for 22 or 23 hours per day. When it’s done to an accused whistleblower like Bradley Manning, we protest. But what about when it’s done to thousands of people, many of them baselessly accused of being members of gangs? Where is the outrage? http://bit.ly/PpRoe6


*Note: About this picture: A 12-year-old in his cell at the Harrison County Juvenile Detention Center in Biloxi, Mississippi. The window has been boarded up from the outside. The facility is operated by Mississippi Security Police, a private company. In 1982, a fire
killed 27 prisoners and an ensuing lawsuit against the authorities forced them to reduce their population to maintain an 8:1 inmate to staff ratio.

The U.S. locks up children at more than six times the rate of all other developed nations. http://uruknet.com/?p=m91733&hd&size=1&l=e
CNN's lady anchors are on fire lately!
Both primary parties seem pretty damn obsessed with dirty oil and coal (no such thing as equitable or clean) these days. Yet again their positions are at odds with the will of the majority of the people they are supposed to be representing.
US voters want solar & wind. They DON'T want oil & coal. So why the heck are the debates focused on oil & coal production! (Hint: 1 political party is obsessed with them.)

More info: http://solarlove.org/americans-love-solar-republicans-democrats-alike/
Silly of FB. Pretty soon people won't bother to click Like if it's not even going to get pages they like in their newsfeeds. I know the feeds for my pages are a lot lamer than they used to be. Anyway, it may help some to like, comment and share more, if you are not getting pages you like in your newsfeed.

@stopFBI on Twitter

Gillard would have none of it. "I will not be lectured about misogyny by this man. I will not. Not now, not ever," she intoned, pointing directly at Abbott, who sat in his chair trying to keep a plastic smile on his face, no doubt hoping it would all end soon. But Gillard was just getting started.
The speech every woman should hear - CNN.com
Frida Ghitis says the fight against sexism has become all the rage among politicians. How timely, and how suspiciously convenient.

Truebook.org and Knowledge of Today shared a link.

  • There is a revolution going on in science. A genuine paradigm shift. While mainstream science remains materialist, a substantial number of scientists are supporting and developing a paradigm based on the primacy of consciousness.

    “Contrary to what they tell you... you are not a limited material being.” -Amit Goswami, Ph.D
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  • There is a revolution going on in science. A genuine paradigm shift. While mainstream science remains materialist, a substantial number of scientists are supporting and developing a paradigm based on the primacy of consciousness.

    “Contrary to what they tell you... you are not a limited material being.” -Amit Goswami, Ph.D
    “Neural electrical activity has been correlated with different states of awareness. Children do not display the neural electrical activity associated with conscious awareness until after six years of age. They spend the first six years of their lives in the state referred to as the hypnogogic trance. This is the same state that hypnotists induce to implant suggestions directly into the subconscious mind.

    All patterns of behavior that emerge from experiences where conscious processing is absent or suspended remain below the level of conscious awareness, and tends to be repeated. As an adult any experience that rises above a certain stress threshold induces the hypnogogic state, resulting in a suspension of conscious processing. In this state whatever we experience will be stored in our subconscious memory but not consciously processed.

    This is why we are bombarded daily with negative messages that frighten us. It suspends our conscious processing and keeps our subconscious mind open to suggestive programming. In this way we are molded to fit the agenda of the elite. We are regressed daily into a state of hypnogogic compliance and downloaded with predictive programming by the media and entertainment industry.” -Vito Santana

Television is by nature the dominator drug par excellence. Control of content, uniformity of content, and repeatability of content inevitably make it a tool of coercion, brainwashing, and manipulation.
Terence McKenna: Television Is A Drug
http://alchemicalarchives.blogspot.com/ "Television is by nature the dominator drug par excellence. Control of content, uniformity of content, 
Can we say conflict of interest?
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