Thomas Paine

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

Monday, January 7, 2013

7 January - The View II

environmental disaster traning with st14 brisl...
environmental disaster traning with st14 brislington (Photo credit: british fire rescue pics)
Resist Port Militarization
Resist Port Militarization (Photo credit: theunabonger)
Liberty Cap and Nevada Falls
Liberty Cap and Nevada Falls (Photo credit: Frank Kehren)
English: Proclamations under martial law, New ...
English: Proclamations under martial law, New Plymouth (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Musician
Musician (Photo credit: Travel Aficionado)
Man playing the violin in a plaza in Marrakech...
Man playing the violin in a plaza in Marrakech, Morocco. While playing, he is resting the violin vertically on his knee. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Alex Jones outside Bilderberg meeting...
English: Alex Jones outside Bilderberg meeting taken by is own crew. Fair Use non-Copywrited. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that 1,100 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.

Three minutes went by, and a middle aged man noticed there was musician playing. He slowed his pace, and stopped for a few seconds, and then hurried up to meet his schedule.

A minute later, the violinist received his first dollar tip: a woman threw the money in the till and without stopping, and continued to walk.

A few minutes later, someone leaned against the wall to listen to him, but the man looked at his watch and started to walk again. Clearly he was late for work.

The one who paid the most attention was a 3 year old boy. His mother tagged him along, hurried, but the kid stopped to look at the violinist. Finally, the mother pushed hard, and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. All the parents, without exception, forced them to move on.

In the 45 minutes the musician played, only 6 people stopped and stayed for a while. About 20 gave him money, but continued to walk their normal pace. He collected $32. When he finished playing and silence took over, no one noticed it. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the most talented musicians in the world. He had just played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, on a violin worth $3.5 million dollars.

Two days before his playing in the subway, Joshua Bell sold out at a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100.

This is a real story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste, and priorities of people.

The outlines were: in a commonplace environment at an inappropriate hour: Do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize the talent in an unexpected context?

One of the possible conclusions from this experience could be: If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world playing the best music ever written, how many other things are we missing?”

Please share if you took the time to read this :)
“A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that 1,100 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.

Three minutes went by, and a middle aged man noticed there was musician playing. He slowed his pace, and stopped for a few seconds, and then hurried up to meet his schedule.

A minute later, the violinist received his first dollar tip: a woman threw the money in the till and without stopping, and continued to walk.

A few minutes later, someone leaned against the wall to listen to him, but the man looked at his watch and started to walk again. Clearly he was late for work.

The one who paid the most attention was a 3 year old boy. His mother tagged him along, hurried, but the kid stopped to look at the violinist. Finally, the mother pushed hard, and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. All the parents, without exception, forced them to move on.

In the 45 minutes the musician played, only 6 people stopped and stayed for a while. About 20 gave him money, but continued to walk their normal pace. He collected $32. When he finished playing and silence took over, no one noticed it. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the most talented musicians in the world. He had just played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, on a violin worth $3.5 million dollars.

Two days before his playing in the subway, Joshua Bell sold out at a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100.

This is a real story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste, and priorities of people. 

The outlines were: in a commonplace environment at an inappropriate hour: Do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize the talent in an unexpected context?

One of the possible conclusions from this experience could be: If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world playing the best music ever written, how many other things are we missing?”

Please share if you took the time to read this :)

The Conspiracy Archives
Alex Jones will be on Piers Morgan Tonight, ahead of his Deportation for Foreign Subversion.

Get ready for the message of Truth and Liberty to be culture-jammed to the dying dinosaur authoritarian lamestream media and it's dwindling viewers.
Scott Dro
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AlterNet shared a link.

Can liberals and conservatives just get along? A Q&A with Jonathan Haidt about how to end the political stalemate in Washington. Hint: band together to fight four asteroids hurtling toward us NOW.
TED Blog | Defusing political conflicts: A Q&A with Jonathan Haidt about how liberals and conservati
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Liberals and conservatives are remarkably adept at not listening to each other. Jonathan Haidt on how to cut

Imperial Democracy Includes the Militarization of the Police: But what does that look like?

Welcome to the Grey State, neither martial law nor proper use of force. Instead, we have something in between, something much grayer. Force in excess of what is necessary, but still not appearing as absolutism.

Is this still qualifiable as a democratic use of force, representative of the people's interests?
Or is it something else altogether? Perhaps the birth of imperial democracy?

http://thearchitectureofcontrol.blogspot.com/2013/01/imperial-democracy-includes.html
Imperial Democracy Includes the Militarization of the Police: But what does that look like?

Welcome to the Grey State, neither martial law nor proper use of force. Instead, we have something in between, something much grayer. Force in excess of what is necessary, but still not appearing as absolutism.

Is this still qualifiable as a democratic use of force, representative of the people's interests?
Or is it something else altogether? Perhaps the birth of imperial democracy?

http://thearchitectureofcontrol.blogspot.com/2013/01/imperial-democracy-includes.html
 ( Rather like being ' a little bit pregnant ' )


Bill that would have banned 80% of handguns failed in Illinois this morning.

What happens when governments disarm their citizens?

-In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. >From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated
-In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
-Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
-China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated
-Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
-Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
-Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
-Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million.

[Editor: You can argue about the numbers, but the point here is that disarmed citizens are vulnerable, and that there are many historical examples of disarmed citizens being killed and oppressed by their own government. The excuse given by authorities that they need to take guns away from citizens in order to lower crime rates is not supported by facts. Even if a government does not turn on its own citizens after disarming them, people are less safe - because unarmed citizens are easy targets to criminals. Over and over again, it has been clearly shown that taking guns away from citizens does not lead to a decrease in crime but rather a dramatic increase.]

Government Power Was Used to Murder approximately 262,000,000 people in the 20th Century.

The #1 Threat To Humanity is Statistically DEATH BY GOVERNMENT or "Democide".

The Word They Conveniently Forgot to Teach You in Public School - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democide

Death By Democide: Blueprint of Madmen
(Documentary): http://youtu.be/wCbKUd1sTiU?t=11m12s

Video Documentary Via Mike Adams the Health Ranger of NaturalNews.com: "Gun Control is Genocide" -·> http://youtu.be/m9LWioXYaic

Video Documentary: Gun myths exposed: Assault rifles, full-auto, buying guns online and more
http://youtu.be/KVh76TfqJ-k

INNOCENTS BETRAYED - The TRUE story of GUN CONTROL WORLDWIDE (Documentary - 58 Mins) - http://youtu.be/vAU9AJfttls

You won't see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information. Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens. Take note my fellow Americans, before it's too late! The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson. With guns, we are 'citizens'. Without them, we are 'subjects'. During WWII the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED! If you value your freedom, please spread this antigun-control message to all of your friends.

-SWITZERLAND ISSUES EVERY HOUSEHOLD A GUN!
-SWITZERLAND'S GOVERNMENT TRAINS EVERY ADULT THEY ISSUE A RIFLE.
-SWITZERLAND HAS THE LOWEST GUN RELATED CRIME RATE OF ANY CIVILIZED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!!

IT'S A NO BRAINER! DON'T LET OUR GOVERNMENT WASTE MILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE ALL LAW ABIDING CITIZENS AN EASY TARGET.

Spread the word everywhere you can that you are a firm believer in the 2nd Amendment!

It's time to speak loud before they try to silence and disarm us. You're not imagining it, history shows that governments always manipulate tragedies to attempt to disarm the people.

"Gun control has cleared the way for seven major genocides since 1915, in which governments gone bad murdered 56,000,000 persons, including millions of children." -Aaron Zelman of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership

"In earlier times it was easier to control a million people than physically to kill a million people. Today it is infinitely easier to kill a million people than to control a million people." -- Zbigniew Brzezinski

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In the 20th Century:

• Governments murdered four times as many civilians as were killed in all the international and domestic wars combined.

• Governments murdered millions more people than were killed by common criminals.

How could governments kill so many people? The governments had the power - and the people, the victims, were unable to resist. The victims were unarmed. View the graph below:

The JPFO Gun Control/Genocide Chart
http://jpfo.org/pdf02/genocide-chart.pdf

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FBI's OWN VIOLENT CRIME STATISTICS: "When considering 5- and 10-year trends, the 2011 estimated violent crime total was 15.4 percent below the 2007 level and 15.5 percent below the 2002 level."

Because People are starting to Protect themselves & their Homes w/ the 2nd Amendment!!

Read the FBI statistics here: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/violent-crime/violent-crime

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2nd Amendment: A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of THE PEOPLE to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

2nd Amendment 101: The right to arms and/or the right to bear arms and/or state militias was viewed to be important for one or more of these purposes:

· deterring tyrannical government;
· repelling invasion;
· suppressing insurrection;
· facilitating a natural right of self-defense;
· participating in law enforcement;
· enabling the people to organize a militia system.

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IMPORTANT PETITIONS TO SIGN FOR THOSE WHO UNDERSTAND HISTORY:

Stop any legislation that will ban "assualt weapons", semi-automatic rifles or handguns and high capacity magazines. - (31,000+ Signed in 6 Days)

PETITION: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/stop-any-legislation-will-ban-assualt-weapons-semi-automatic-rifles-or-handguns-and-high-capacity/bjlkvNSf

PETITION INFO: We must petition Obama to uphold our second amendment rights, all of them. Including our right to bear arms that will reasonably defend us from ALL ENEMIES foriegn or domestic. We must also educate the public as the media and goverment have demonized the words "assualt weapon". In fact there has not been any type of "assualt weapon" used in any of the recent shootings. An assualt weapon is a weapon with selective fire. If we move forward on the assault weapon ban we move towards the total disarming of Americans. Where will the line be drawn? These so called assault weapons have few differences from our hunting rifles with the only difference being the stock and furniture. It was proven once before that a ban on "assualt weapons" is useless. Columbine happen in the middle of the Clinton ban

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Deport Piers Morgan For Foreign Subversion: Deport British Citizen Piers Morgan for Attacking 2nd Amendment - (90,000+ Signed in 6 Days)

PETITION: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/deport-british-citizen-piers-morgan-attacking-2nd-amendment/prfh5zHD

PETITION INFO: British Citizen and CNN television host Piers Morgan is engaged in a hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution by targeting the Second Amendment. We demand that Mr. Morgan be deported immediately for his effort to undermine the Bill of Rights and for exploiting his position as a national network television host to stage attacks against the rights of American citizens.

Arrest Piers Morgan For Foreign Subversion!
Video: http://youtu.be/Zt1AvYiPq6w

The Law Says Deport Piers Morgan
Article: http://bit.ly/VehM0N

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Impeach Sen. Diane Feinstein for violating her oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, re: AWB (21,000 Signed in 4 days)

PETITION INFO: Sen. Diane Feinstein has announced that she will be introducing new gun legislation in Jan 2013. The proposals of this legislation are in direct contradiction to both the spirit and letter of the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights. Her blatant disregard for the rights of citizens, and willingness to make criminals of a large number of law abiding gun owners, needs to be addressed. The summary of the new proposals can be seen at:

http://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/files/serve/?File_id=10993387-5d4d-4680-a872-ac8ca4359119

PETITION : https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/impeach-sen-diane-feinstein-violating-her-oath-support-and-defend-constitution-united-states-re-awb/sdKKkKJ5

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Petition: Try Senator Dianne Feinstein in a Federal Court For Treason To The Constitution (27,000 Signed in 4 days)

-·> https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/try-senator-dianne-feinstein-federal-court-treason-constitution/TVq4dXPg



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From the 2 companies that brought you the biggest environmental disaster in US History, and the other who can't keep a rig under control in the Arctic, and who's BOP crushes like a "beer can"... brilliance in action here.
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a link.

A group is petitioning the Obama administration to get the sinkhole in Assumption Parish declared as a federal disaster, so a federal team can be assigned to the cleanup* and investigation. Click here to read more http://bit.ly/URC53w
 
* A little matter of cart before the horse here. Investigation precedes all : cleanup should not even be thought of at this time.  
After all, we are talking about a place where rash action like dispersing an oil plume for months on end using a proscribed toxin occurred; or subsequent hydrofracking the salt dome of Ma-condo Prospect  where earthquake producing activity can act on unstable strata which is home to a record blowout ; as being a couple of the NOT genius level activities that have been going on in the area.

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge in New Orleans has scheduled a Feb. 14 hearing to decide whether to accept the Justice Department's criminal settlement with Transocean Ltd. over the company's role in the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Feb. 14 hearing on rig owner's plea deal for spill
www.huffingtonpost.com
NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge in New Orleans has scheduled a Feb. 14 hearing to decide whether to accept the Justice Department's criminal settlement with Transocean Ltd. over the company's role in the massive

Real Coastal Warriors and Bridge the Gulf shared a link.

  • Media Advisory for January 7th, 2013 - For Immediate Release
    What: Tar Sands Blockade protesters take over TransCanada Keystone XL offices in Houston. 2 Blockaders currently locked to front doors of the office, demanding accountability for abuses by TransCanada Where: 2700 Post Oak Blvd, Suite 400, Houston TX 77056 (next to the Houston Galleria) When: Underway now!
    · · about an hour ago ·
  • From the Tar Sands Blockade, "BREAKING: Tar Sands Blockade takes over TransCanada's Keystone XL offices in Houston, Texas. 100+ blockaders are swarming the office right now."

According to CBS, criminal investigators boarded the Noble Discoverer last November to look into safety and pollution problems, eventually grounding the ship for violations. The Noble Discoverer is a 572-foot drilling ship owned by the Noble Corporation and contracted by Shell for Arctic offshore drilling exploration.
Coast Guard Conducts Investigation Of Arctic Drilling Ship Contracted By Shell
thinkprogress.org
The problems continue for Shell’s Arctic offshore drilling operations. After getting its Kulluk drilling rig stranded off
 
Salvage teams have pulled Shell’s grounded drilling rig within 9 miles of a protected bay, after successfully attaching a tow line to the vessel and freeing it from a rocky Alaskan island’s coast overnight.
 
‎2012 was arguably a year that Nigeria’s oil industry may wish to forget. The country’s oil output was slashed by one fifth in the last quarter of the year, thanks to a large fire caused by a theft in September. The theft resulted in Royal Dutch Shell Plc eventually having to shut down a major pipeline. Furthermore, a leak at an Exxon Shell facility caused a severe oil spill that spanned more than 20 miles of coastline. Couple these devastating events with the country’s severe floods, and its oil industry was in dismay. By the end of the year, Nigeria had made headlines all over the world for its string of oil catastrophes.
OilVoice | 2013: A year of recovery for Nigeria's oil industry
www.oilvoice.com
OilVoice is a valuable source of upstream oil industry reference, featuring oil company profiles, news, jobs,
Real Coastal Warriors shared Patricia Shepard's photo.
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A judge has ruled that a law passed by North Carolina's Republican-controlled legislature to punish the N.C. Association of Educators for fighting education budget cuts by barring the group from collecting dues through payroll deduction represents unconstitutional "retaliatory viewpoint discrimination."
NC judge tosses law that represented GOP revenge against public school employees
www.southernstudies.org
A judge has ruled that a law passed by the Republican-controlled legislature to punish the N.C. Association of

"Over the last three months, one public employee has been fired for every five private sector workers that have found a job."
Last Four Years Were Worst For Public Workers Since World War II
thinkprogress.org
Over the last three months, one public employee has been fired for every five private sector workers that have found
 ( One of the tricks used by Adolph Hitler to run his recovery miracle was to compete with private employers by government hiring at good pay in every community. Since this is backwards to that.... )
A fluid catalytic cracker and alkylation unit will be among the units taken down for five weeks beginning Jan. 6, at BP's 265,000 barrel-a-day refinery in Carson, Calif., according to traders doing business with the company. The company will begin flaring on Jan. 6, for approximately 10 days, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District. BP PLC (BP) said in a Dec. 19 filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality that it will perform routine maintenance the fluid catalytic cracking unit No. 1 at its refinery in Texas City, Texas.
Refinery Status: FCC Unit To Undergo Maintenance At BP Refinery In Carson, California
english.capital.gr
DOW JONES NEWSWIRES The following table lists unplanned and planned production outages at U.S.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration appears to be using two contradictory datasets for its official temperature records, meteorologist Anthony Watts reports. The contradictory data cast doubt on NOAA’s assertion that 2012 was a year of record warmth in the United States.
NOAA Caught Using Contradictory Temperature Data | Heartlander Magazine
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration appears to be using two contradictory datasets for its

The excitable amongst us will quote all kinds of statistics to support their belief in man made global warming including 'worst in 100 years' or 'worst in ten years' but with a climate that changes on a thousand (s) year scale these 'snap shot' observations are meaningless.

For too long we have allowed our political representatives to be stampeded by the 'warmists'. Politicians have pandered to this excitable lot in an effort to appear to be 'progressive' and 'learned' to these misguided and ill-informed people. We need better sources of information than Al Gore and Suzuki. We need a view of the issue longer than a hundred years. We need fewer hysterics influencing government decisions. From a viewer.

Environment ministry drops copper mine in Zambezi park

http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0107-mutterback-lower-zambezi.html

A proposed copper mine set to be built in Lower Zambezi National Park has been rejected by Zambia's environmental management agency. Australian company Zambezi Resources Ltd, a subsidiary of Proactive Investors, had scheduled the $494 million Kangaluwi Copper Project to begin production in 2015. But their proposal sparked an outcry from environmentalists and government lobbyists concerned about the effects of the open pit mine in the park. Though mining is not generally permitted in the park, Zambezi Resources obtained a Large-Scale Mining License from the government which would have allowed them to mine for 25 years right in the middle of Lower Zambezi National Park.
Environment ministry drops copper mine in Zambezi park

http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0107-mutterback-lower-zambezi.html

A proposed copper mine set to be built in Lower Zambezi National Park has been rejected by Zambia's environmental management agency. Australian company Zambezi Resources Ltd, a subsidiary of Proactive Investors, had scheduled the $494 million Kangaluwi Copper Project to begin production in 2015. But their proposal sparked an outcry from environmentalists and government lobbyists concerned about the effects of the open pit mine in the park. Though mining is not generally permitted in the park, Zambezi Resources obtained a Large-Scale Mining License from the government which would have allowed them to mine for 25 years right in the middle of Lower Zambezi National Park.

Elizabeth Wurtzel may have been the model for David Foster Wallace's short story, "The Depressed Person." I've decided that her latest essay is an unwittingly brilliant, insight-free portrait of the paralysis of depression. Wurtzel's brain is working overtime to explain why her life really is as bad as it feels to her. In the course of this litany she reveals that she has the tools to readily solve her stated problems, but she doesn't notice. http://nym.ag/V3MUR7 (Oonagh Zuberbier, Rob Tarzwell, maybe you should show this essay to the families of depressed people to help them understand what's wrong with their loved ones.)

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” -Albert Einstein ► www.social-consciousness.com/2012/02/law-of-attraction-fundamentals.html
“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” -Albert Einstein ► www.social-consciousness.com/2012/02/law-of-attraction-fundamentals.html

www.knowledgeoftoday.org/2012/08/We-are-One-Wake-Up-Open-your-Eyes-change-the-World.html — “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” -Rumi
► www.knowledgeoftoday.org/2012/08/We-are-One-Wake-Up-Open-your-Eyes-change-the-World.html — “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” -Rumi

“When you are in the final days of your life, what will you want? Will you hug that college degree in the walnut frame? Will you ask to be carried to the garage so you can sit in your car? Will you find comfort in rereading your financial statement? Of course not. What will matter then will be people. If relationships will matter most then, shouldn’t they matter most now?” -Max Lucado

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