June 30, 2006

The Scandal known as Cocaine One
Seems to be at last kicking into high gear.

Porter Goss' resignation is said to be due to being caught on this one.

URL: http://www.madcowprod.com
"The history of the great events of this world are scarcely more than the history of crime."

A number of disturbing new details have come to light this week in the growing scandal over the massive seizure of 5.5 tons of cocaine in Mexico on April 10th concerning the ownership of the DC9 airliner (N900SA), their connections to the national Republican Party, and the identity of the plane’s missing pilot.

After a public email campaign prodding them to action, and with the protestation that they had been sent more than three weeks earlier with requests from other news organizations, the FAA finally released the plane’s records to The MadCowMorningNews. Immediately at least one reason for the FAA’s foot-dragging became clear...


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From: "Bruce Beach" bbeach@gocom.ca
To: ArkTwo@deuce.pairowoodies.com
Subject: [Arktwo] Two day lull

Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006 18:48:51 -0400

Israel was set to attack tonight -
but Egypt asked them not to.

Thursday night started the
Muslim weekly Holy Day -
and Friday night
will start the Jewish Sabbath -
so that is why I think a two day lull.

In the meantime -http://tinyurl.com/r8v43

G-8 nations have told Iran
they want an answer by July 5
The statement said the international
coalition that made the offer to Iran
"will assess the situation before mid-July."

The U.S. official, speaking on
condition of anonymity, said that
refers to a hastily scheduled meeting
among Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
and her counterparts from Great
Britain, France, Germany, Russia, and China
on July 12 in Paris.
Iran continues to say -
they will replyon August 22nd.

That is over that horizon -and mine.

There are so many changes
and chances
in world events
that I cannot get a story told
before it changes again.
As I prepare to send this out
at 7 p.m. EST Thursday -
the story is that Hamas has agreed
to return the soldier -http://tinyrul.com/zq2rw
but that may very likely change
by the time that you read this.

One of the young Israeli abductees
has now been killed -and buried.
Eliyahu Asheri, 18,
and buried today June 29th.

Meanwhile, a leaflet distributed Wednesday
by the Fatah-affiliated militant
group Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades,
claimed that a 62-year-old Rishon Letzion
resident also had been abducted
and was being held in the West Bank.

There are other reported
but as yet unverified

IDF personnel estimate (sic)
that the wave of kidnappings
may be used by
Palestinian factions in order
to spread fear and disinformation.


Shalit was the first to be seized
by Palestinian militants since the 1994
abduction of Corporal Nachshon Waxman,
a 19-year-old Israeli-American
At the time, Sayeret Matkal commandos
stormed the safe house where
Waxman was held,
but he died in the raid
along with a member of the rescue
force and three of his Palestinian kidnappers.

Now, I definitely don't remember THAT
as being true -
that there has been no abductions
since 1994.

So I researched by memory
and the following history.


Lynching of two Israeli soldiers in 2000.

This was a terrible picture
that I held in my mind
of two Israeli soldiers
who were captured and killed
by a Palestinian mob.

The murderers came to the window
showing the blood on their hands
and the crowd danced in the streets.
That is something that
also very much bothers me
about the Shalit scene.

Pictures yesterday of thousands
dancing in the streets
over the fact of his capture.

Animals - thought I.
Why would people take pleasure
in the pain of others.
Of terrorists blowing up students
in Pizza parlours -
of rockets falling on schoolyards -
of planes crashing into buildings.

At least the Israelis are regretful
when children are killed
on a beach or collaterally
when a terrorist is targeted.

So, I further researched
this concept of 'lynching'
and I was shocked
to find that many thousands of lynchings
have taken place in the US.

It is the American way.
It has occurred in all but four
of the US states.
Lynchings are different
from hangings.L
ynchings are done without process of law.
I don't recommend that you go
to the above website.
In fact -
I recommend that you don't.

I did look at a few of the pictures.
Pretty terrible.

Hopefully, you have not become
so inured to violence
that you wouldn't be bothered
by looking at it.


Violence and
man's inhumanity to man
is not limited to lynching
and terrorist bombers.

Conditions are so bad
at the American prison in Cuba
that recently
three prisoners committed suicide.

when the Supreme Court of the US
told Bush, today,
that he really shouldn't hold prisoners
and without the rights
to a lawyer and trial -
he told them to stick it in their ear.

No difference anyhow,
about bills laws and such.
The imperial presidency does
whatever it wishes with
'Presidential Signing Statements'
which says that while
he won't veto bills -
he just won't enforce them.

Google the phrase -'
Presidential Signing Statements'
for that whole story -
or look at:

But, ho hum,that too has
become the American way.

Lynchings are not the only disregard
of the law.


The problem is indifference
and alienation
on the part of the American people.

It has perhaps come about
because of emotional overload.

You could hardly find
an American officer
who would attend a wedding party
and slit the throats
of the bride and groom and
also the children ring and flower bearers -
but these same officers
are able to sally forth
from their base in Missouri
fly at great altitudes,
bomb the wedding party unseen -
and return to their base
in time to take their kids out
to the Little League softball game.


Okay,so probably neither you nor I

have participated in
any public lynchings -
or even witnessed one lately.

we have always said 'tut tut'
when we have heard of
accidental collateral wedding bombings
or what we hope are 'exceptional cases'
of torture,
waterboarding and such.

If asked,most of us will say -
that we don't 'condone'
such activity -(although you would be surprised
how many emails I may get in response
to this -saying I am not a real American
and that we should turn
the Muslim countries
'into glass'.)

It is just -
most people will tell me -
that we are all caught up
in a great web of events
over which we individually
have no control.

One should love their country -
love their religion -
love their race -
love their culture and language.

Our problem is -
that people can't see beyond that -
and that they should love
the whole of God's world -
more than just their country.

That their commitment should be
to justice for the whole of the world -
and not just for their country.

But -
people in loving their country -
come to hate other countries.

In becoming concerned about
their country's interests
they overlook justice
for the other countries.

They LOVE their country,
its flag, its language and customs,
and really don't want to worry
about any others.

They see their religion alone,
as being the religion of God,
and are so completely in love
with their country, religion and culture,
that they cannot possibly see
that they are bound by prejudices.

Tis the case -
the world over.

People don't seem to realise
that God created one world -
and that people have drawn the boundaries
on the map.

That God created one race -
the human race -
and that people
make the distinctions
about whom is the greater loved.

That God is God
to the infinite universe -
and that any one religion
on any one planet
among the billions of stars
in this one galaxy -
or among the billions of galaxies -
is not the one religion of God
and that all the others are wrong.


The time has come
that humanity must awaken
from its prejudices and hatreds.

We must get past the emotions
that take joy in
lynchings and retributions.

We can't just point at the others -

and say -

that is their nature -
not ours -

because it turns out
that it is our nature also.

Such sadness I feel,
seeing the lines of battle drawn
as did Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita.

There -
his brethren and mine -
drawn up on both sides of the battle.

"The plain is disclosed
and mankind is sore vexed and fearful."

The Day of Divine Retribution cometh
and the river of my heart
like the Mighty Mississippi
flows with waves of anguish.


But, beyond the destruction
of the Great Last Battle of Armageddon
there lies another day.

Daniel 12:1 ... and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was
since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people
shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

Matthew 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the
beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

Mark 13:20 And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no fleshs
hould be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath
shortened the days.

How long it shall take
to reconstruct civilization -
I know not.

But eventually,
it shall be restored
and then one more time -

Revelation 20:3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and
set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the
thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a
little season.


Long is the vision for humankind.

Many are so troubled
that they tell me they cannot sleep.
Some nights -
for hours -
sleep flees from me also,
as I lie there in bed
with what seems like waves
of love and light
sweeping over me.

For I see what beyond lays
the travails of these days
to that ever brightening hour
abourning from the morning shower.

Let all who will,
come this soil to till,
for eventually the harvest bold
will come as has been anciently foretold.

More blest than any I know
as these seeds of the morrow I sew,
trees to blossom in the fullness of time
beyond any days that are personally mine.

Peace and love,
The DawnSayer@webpal.org


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Charitable giving .. must have HEART

Here is the basic problem with the Gates approach.

There are three types of organizational structures to bring about social change.

One is top down. These are the Bono type of organizations that focus around a pPERSONALITY. Sort of like benevolent dicatorships. The weakness: They are only as good as the person at the top and thus fall apart very very easily. Extremely fragile. Even Britian's royal family is aware of this, and avoids them. The Prince's Trust is very very careful. These organizations tend to fall apart over time as "fashions" change. People also do not like top down decision making.

Type Two is an organization of the TECHNOCRATS. These are do gooder organizations that use a fellowship of professionals to further their vision. They can be doctors, or social workers, or engineers, but their backbone is professionals. These organizations splinter off into three types of personalities -- EGOS, those who check the EGOs and the actual builders. One problem with these is that real builders often get sidetracked into checking the EGOs as they really have no choice. Thus the fruits of these type of organiztaions is often much more limited than originally intended. Also, the VISION tends to get lost over time (if they ever manage in the first place to get it written down.) These organizations are usually useless when it comes to selling the hard to sell causes. As EXPERTISE is the general selling point of this type of organization, sometimes the heart of the organization gets silenced. And since they are made up of "bricks", it is relatively easy to take them apart brick by brick if their goals/vision is outside societal values. The are "relatively" easy to build.

The third type of organization is the GRASSROOTS organizing effort. These are incredibly hard to pull down as they are building from the bottom UP. The usually come into being as a set of people has a clear VISION of what they want. They usually need to be prodded into taking the VISION to something somewhat bigger and inclusive as they go along, considering the vision inside each member. These are nearly impossible to undo. It is extremely important that these organizations do not rely on government money OR the regular annual donations of specific givers. In particular they must never allow a SINGLE DONOR to control their operating expenses. Single donors must make contributions to program specific areas ONLY, so that they cannot shut down the organizations when their egos get smashed.

The problem with Gates and Buffet's giving is that --- good organizations that fall for the capitalization of their organizations are going to find that they can survive ONLY if only the program portion of the programs is funded. Because both Gates and Buffet have BIG EGOS and want verifiable results -- which is not always possible. You must trust that a charitable entity is furthering its vision with what they are doing!! The nature of organizations is to SPLASH OUT with extravaganzas -- hoping to make big bucks on lotteries, dances, things that appeal to the bourgeious. These events flatten an organization!! Instead of being seen as a way to recruit volunteers, there become a big huge ENERGY DRAIN and kill the organization.

The first paid employee of any good organization is the VOLUNTEER coordinator,not a secretary or president. They should be able to keep the organization on course. But training people for this position is rare -- except in the UK where there is a school to train such individuals. Canada has no cooperative charity training school, neither does the US. Other nations are doing without this, too. Thus these organizations go off track very quickly. To build a long term presence, an organization requires building up a vast warehouse of usuable ENERGY!!

Gates is pursuing the building of TECHNOCRATIC organizations. This is extremely clear to me. He is listening to only techies -- which has been my complaint against him for many a year. He seemed to think that all of us had 27 techies to help us as we endeavored to find solutions as we entered the 32-bit and then the 64-bit Universes. And so it is with his charitable "giving". It is quite easy for this kind of money to put out a propogandist video, using just the right people, to convince you how very very good the aims are ... but long term? It's money down a HOLE.

Wooooooooooooonderfulling Gates is no solution. This only adds to the problem, actually and sets up these organizations for playing to his ego.

I don't see Gates (or Buffet) as either messiahs or antichrists. I see them as individuals who have already been seriously misled. They need advisors that will take them outside the comfort zone of what is "socially acceptable". They are not free of the 18 1/2 million years of sludge pushed on the human race either. They are NEWCOMERS to the land of wealth and privilege comparatively. They have no idea of the tricks of the nobility, royalty and wealthy to maintaining their stranglehold. This could be a "good thing", of course, but my nose says different. Their egos are sure to trip them up when someone suggests another way of looking at things, which is to EMPOWER as many people as possible.

They didn't get "where they are today" by having no ego!!

June 29, 2006

Guys, we all know America doesn't make mistakes.
But this is taking it to the ultimate .. ahem .. limit.


NewsTarget.com printable article
Originally published June 29 2006

The lawlessness of the FDA, Big Pharma immunity, and crimes against humanity (opinion)
June 30, 2006 is a day that will be long remembered as a dark milestone in the history of FDA and its campaign against health consumers. On June 30, an FDA "Final Rule" goes into effect, establishing a regulatory power grab of such scale and scope that it attempts to bypass all laws, the will of Congress and fundamental protections for consumers. This "Final Rule," which may as well be called a "Final Solution" for drug consumers, claims that consumers can no longer sue drug companies for the harm caused by any FDA-approved drug, even if the drug's manufacturer intentionally misled the FDA by hiding or fabricating clinical trial data.
In one blatantly illegal act, the FDA is attempting to pull off the greatest Big Pharma coup of all: The outright elimination of any responsibility whatsoever for the suffering and death caused by deadly pharmaceuticals.
In the preamble of the FDA's new "Final Rule" to take effect on June 30, the agency asserts that FDA approval of prescription drugs -- and their implied safety -- may no longer be second-guessed by consumers or organizations of any kind. The FDA's stamp of approval, the agency claims, is an absolute declaration of safety of all such drugs, for any use whatsoever, including off-label use (the use of drugs on health conditions that were never tested in clinical trials).
But such a position has no basis in law. During a June 6, 2006 hearing, a New Jersey state court judge Carol E. Higbee characterized the FDA's preamble as, "a political statement by the FDA" and explained that the ploy has, "...nothing to do with science. ...It is contrary to the U.S. Supreme Court's decisions. It is contrary to all the law on preemption. ... In addition to being contrary to the law of the land, it is also contrary to the Constitution of the United States."
The FDA is dangerous to America
That this outrageous assertion by the FDA would take place at a time when so many Americans are routinely killed by the harmful side effects of prescription drugs only contributes to the arrogance and absurdity of this rogue agency that has now become the No. 1 threat to the health and safety of the American people. Even a terrorist nuclear attack on a major U.S. city would not equal the number of Americans who have already been killed by the negligent actions of the FDA.
FDA-approved prescription drugs injure 2.2 million and kill approximately 100,000 Americans each year, according to peer-reviewed published studies, and more realistic estimates put the number of deaths at over 200,000 people annually in the United States alone (see Death By Medicine for detailed statistics).
Vioxx, according to senior FDA drug safety researcher Dr. David Graham, appears responsible for the deaths of over 60,000 Americans, and further deaths due to beta blockers, antidepressant drugs, statins and other medications continue to mount by the hour.
The resulting FDA body count of American casualties makes the casualties of war look small in comparison. The Vietnam War claimed the lives of approximately 50,000 Americans (plus many more Vietnamese), and a memorial in Washington D.C. honors those who died. But FDA-approved prescription drugs have killed well over a million Americans, yet no memorial will be built, no honors bestowed, and now the FDA would deny the families of those victims their legal right to fight for any sort of compensation.
It's not like these consumers were killed by enemy gunfire in a foreign land; they were killed by American companies, on American soil, with the full permission and approval of an American regulatory agency!
The enemy from within is, indeed, far more dangerous than any foreign threat to the lives of American citizens. Not since World War II have so many Americans died from a single, common, preventable cause, and it almost seems that the FDA has declared war on the American people and is using chemical weapons to win that war. The scourge of dangerous prescription drugs, combined with willful collusion at the FDA, has now created a chemical holocaust on U.S. soil that will continue to claim the lives of mothers, fathers, daughters and sons until the American people demand that justice be served and that the FDA / pharmaceutical industrial complex be dismantled and condemned through some modern-day equivalent of the Nuremberg Trials. How many millions more have to die from this chemical holocaust before this reign of medical terror is brought to an end?
The ramifications of the FDA's Final Rule
The FDA's new "Final Rule" would allow drug companies to operate with impunity, shouldering absolutely no responsibility for the harmful (even fatal) side effects of their prescription drugs, many of which we are now learning were only approved under highly suspicious circumstances that smack of fraud, corruption and outright criminal intent. Consumers harmed or killed by toxic prescription drugs -- even drugs that their manufacturers knew were extremely dangerous -- would have no recourse whatsoever. If such a rule were to go unchallenged, the degree of profiteering by Big Pharma would be unprecedented.
Free to charge monopoly prices thanks to the FDA-enforced domestic drug racket that outlaws international competition, and unburdened by the financial risk of lawsuits from consumers harmed by their drugs, Big Pharma would be emboldened to unleash a dystopian era of unprecedented disease mongering, bribery of doctors, false advertising and the mass drugging of children, adults and seniors alike... with absolutely nothing to hold them in check. This result may, in fact, have been the intention all along.
This "Final Rule" appears to be little more than a thinly-veiled attempt to establish wide-ranging authority where none exists by burying it in the language of a drug labeling rule. A more detailed legal criticism is offered by Karen Barth Menzies, an attorney at Baum Hedlund in Los Angeles:
On Wednesday, Jan.18, 2006, the Food and Drug Administration issued new regulations regarding the labeling of prescription drugs, including regulations aimed at providing doctors and patients with clearer information about the risks associated with prescription drugs. However, in the preamble to these new regulations, the FDA inserted conclusory and legally unsupported statements that tort lawsuits alleging a failure to warn of known or reasonably knowable safety risks are preempted by federal law. This attempted power-grab by the FDA wholly ignores the prerogative of Congress, contradicts both statutory and case law precedent, disregards the parallel but distinct roles played by FDA and tort liability law, fails to provide an avenue through which consumers may be compensated for drug-induced injury, neglects any federal replacement of applicable state policing and enforcement procedures, and shirks constitutionally established principles of federalism which protect the jurisdiction granted to states in matters involving public safety and health.
By inserting preemption language into the Final Rule without an official consultation with state and local government groups concerning the preemption language, the FDA also violated Executive Order (E.O.)13132. (When an Executive department or agency proposes to act through adjudication or rule-making to preempt State law, the department or agency shall provide all affected States notice and an opportunity for appropriate participation in the proceedings. Exec. Order No. 13132, [[4(e), 64 Fed.Reg. 43255, 43257 (1999).
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), the preemption language inserted into the preamble of the Final Rule is a thinly veiled attempt on the part of FDA to confer upon itself authority it does not have by statute and does not have by way of judicial ruling. The NCSL called FDA s action an abuse of agency process and a complete disregard for our dual system of government.
The fallout of the FDA's "Final Solution"
The ramifications of this "Final Rule" action by the FDA cannot be overstated. If this rule is allowed to stand, it represents the end of health justice, the end of the power of Congress, and the surrender of absolute power to an agency of such arrogance and evil that it has conducted armed raids on vitamin clinics, organized the raid of a church, and even ordered the destruction of recipe books it didn't want to see published. (Supporting documents are available for all of these statements).
The FDA, through its willful negligence, is indirectly responsible for the deaths of more Americans than all terrorists, murderers and drunk drivers combined.
As the deaths continue to mount, and drug companies become even more aggressive with outlandish disease mongering and advertising efforts, the FDA rears up to unleash a new wave of corporate terrorism upon the American people by emboldening drug companies to care even less about the safety of their synthetic chemical products, most of which cause harm by their very nature of being foreign to the human body. As Menzies explains:
Pharmaceutical industry lobbying efforts and zealot tort reformers have sired a new wave of brazen attempts to shield drug manufacturers from tort liability. The preemption language in the preamble to the Final Rule is but the latest attempt. Preemption has become the argument du jour and politically appointed regulatory officials the mouthpieces. The crafty messages sound of consumer protection, but are just the opposite. Limiting the liability of drug companies will not improve public safety. The FDA's purported position on preemption assumes that the FDA is infallible and that negligent misconduct by pharmaceutical companies should be the sole purview of FDA. Recent regulatory failures demonstrate that FDA is neither infallible nor does it have the capability of policing drug manufacturers negligent misconduct. Want to see the real FDA at work? Read the story of Rezulin, and you'll be shocked to learn the truth about the real agenda that drives this rogue agency.
The end is near for the Big Pharma / FDA racket
Why would the FDA engage in such an obviously unlawful power grab? Because Big Pharma co-conspirators have realized that lawsuits threaten to bankrupt the drug companies. The products of these companies are so universally harmful, and their ability to hide this truth is slipping away so rapidly, that the financial burden of settling lawsuits (or defending them in court) threatens to crush the entire pharmaceutical empire.
Merck alone is defending itself against literally thousands of lawsuits from just one drug: Vioxx. As the truth emerges about the dangerous side effects from the long-term use of other widely-prescribed drugs, class action lawsuits will reach a momentum that will make the Big Tobacco settlements seem like a friendly game of Friday-night poker.
Truth be told, there is not enough money in the world to pay for all the pain, suffering and death that has already been caused by prescription drugs, and if drug companies are held responsible for even a small fraction of the patients their products have harmed and killed, they will rapidly fall from the most wealthy corporations in the world to the most bankrupt, both financially and morally.
And so the FDA is jumping in with one last, desperate attempt to cast a spell of immunity over all drug companies in order to preempt the coming flood of class action lawsuits. But even this effort will fail, as the truth about the dangers of prescription drugs can no longer be censored.
Through a tidal wave of new books, documentaries and health websites, consumers are learning the shocking truth about Big Pharma and the FDA, and the beginning of the end of the age of chemical medicine is already under way.
Reading suggestions: The Truth About the Drug Companies by Marcia Angell, M.D., Psyched Out by Kelly Patricia O'Meara, or Death by Prescription by Ray Strand.
You see, the arrogance and greed of drug companies will ultimately be their downfall. They have pushed too hard, too far, and they have landed themselves in a realm of such obvious scientific fraud and criminal negligence that the backlash is inevitable. The rampant disease mongering, the mass drugging of schoolchildren with amphetamines, the false claims of drug ads, the bribery of doctors, the collusion at the FDA... it's all coming to the surface now, and by the time this house of cards comes tumbling down, the resulting criminal trials against drug company executives and FDA officials will make the Enron trials sound like a high school debate.
It is not only inevitable that drug company executives and FDA senior officials will do prison time for their crimes against humanity, it is important that they be loudly condemned via such punishments for knowingly defrauding, harming and ultimately killing countless Americans in exchange for one thing: Corporate profits.
American medicine is now the shame of the world, and the conduct of senior officials at the FDA is nothing less than criminal. There is now no greater threat to the health and safety of the American people than the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
"As currently configured, the FDA is not able to adequately protect the American public. It's more interested in protecting the interests of industry. It views industry as its client, and the client is someone whose interest you represent." - Dr. David Graham, senior drug safety researcher at the Food and Drug Administration, and Vioxx whistleblower

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It's time for the Justice Department to charge the pharmaceutical industry with racketeering. Because the activities of drug companies, combined with the criminal actions of the FDA, are nothing short of a criminal racket designed to deceive the American public in order to generate profits. It's classic RICO behavior. In fact, it would be difficult to find a more relevant example of racketeering than what's happening today in the pharmaceutical industry.

Massive medical fraud exposed: pharmaceutical company paid doctors to prescribe drugs and run sham clinical trials


And I quote fpm the last article: And then we have this "War on drugs," which does really important things like outlawing hemp. Oh yes, hemp is so dangerous. My God, you can make paper with it! It's so dangerous, this hemp. You can make a pair of jeans out of hemp. You can make sails for ships out of hemp, as some history buffs know. You can make car bumpers out of hemp and recyclable car parts. You can make biodiesel out of hemp. Oh, you can make a lot of things out of hemp, including highly nutritious hemp seeds, loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, outstanding for health and human nutrition. The one thing you can't do with hemp is get high from smoking it. The THC content is so low in industrial hemp that you'd have to smoke a hundred pounds of hemp just to feel anything resembling a buzz. And yet we have to outlaw hemp in this country because we're fighting "the war on drugs!" Meanwhile, the real drug threat is prescription drugs. They're the 4th leading cause of death in this country. And they remain perfectly legal.

Hmmm... are the politicians smoking crack?

Evelyn Pringle

Over the past six years, ten FDA approved drugs have been withdrawn from the market due to deaths and injuries, leading lawmakers to accuse the FDA of not doing its job in protecting the public from unsafe drugs and to call for measures of improvement. On June 20, 2006, the New York Times reported that "two influential senators are expected within weeks to introduce a legislative proposal that could drastically change how drugs are tested and approved in the United States." The Senators behind the proposal are Michael Enzi (R-Wy), chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and Ted Kennedy (D-MA), the ranking Democrat on the committee.......

There is more and it's well worth the read.

June 24, 2006


Surviving Hard Times: It's not for sissies

by John Mohawk Dan Namingha Deer Migration No. 6 Acrylic on Canvas 48" x 48" Many American Indian traditions contain stories about how things were in the distant past and how the world came to be the way it is now. And many of these project into the future how things will come to be. In these stories we have some of the major prophecies. Two of these are probably the best known: the Hopi prophecies, because the Hopi elders made attempts over more than five decades to warn the world of the coming changes, and the Haudenosaunee or Iroquois, because as one of the most closely studied, they are also one of the most communicative. Both are instructive, although somewhat misunderstood.Some cultures experience prophecies as some­thing that happens to an individual. God, or some other supernatural force, designates someone, usually a male, to receive information about what is about to happen. That person becomes a prophet.In American Indian cultures, it is usually the collective, the people, who are given the information, although sometimes a teacher or individual arises among them to become a prophet. Certainly in historic times American Indian cultures produced charismatic prophets. Of special interest, however, is an earlier kind of prophecy akin to the Hopi prophecy, which does not designate a prophet but becomes the teachings of a people.In the ancient Hopi prophecies, we hear of worlds that once existed, of how people became corrupted and debauched, and how the powers of nature abandoned them. The people were forced to flee underground, only to emerge later to rebuild their world. The same thing happened three times, until emergence into this, the fourth world. But the fourth world, we are led to understand, is not permanent.This kind of prophecy is about how things were in the past and how they will come to be again. The Hopi story is that things were just wonderful until people forgot their obligations to the forces of nature; then nature abandoned them to natural catastrophes, destroying their civilization. But the people survived and emerged to rebuild.This story should be thought of not as a fantasy but as a collective memory. The archaeological and geological records show that past civilizations did exist in the desert Southwest, they did decline and disappear, and the people did re-emerge. The story is true.Europe in the "new" worldWhen Europeans first began streaming into North America four centuries ago, they came from a continent that experienced persistent food shortages. A prevailing symbol of pre-modern Europe is the vision of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: War, Famine, Disease, and Death. These images are not simply bogeymen. War was fairly common and often led to famine, which weakened the populations, leading to diseases and, of course, death. Waves of epidemic disease swept through Europe and the “known world,” Asia, Asia Minor, and Africa, for centuries. The climate of Western Europe was often unpredictable, too cold for crops some years, warm enough other years. Often there wasn’t enough food to eat, and it was not unusual that people in one place, say Bavaria, might be starving while people in another, say Tuscany, had a surplus. Not everyone was starving all the time, but almost every area experienced hunger some of the time.But when they arrived in the Americas, Europeans found plenty to eat. We know now that the Indians were responsible for this, although they gained scant praise or acknowledgment at the time. The English arrived in New England at a time when the region had been experiencing epidemic diseases and population declines, which may have been ongoing for generations due to infections brought by the Spanish far to the south. But the Indian legacy to New England was a bounty to the English.The Indians had managed their world to take advantage of nature's capacity for food production. Where berries would grow, the Indians encouraged them. Wherever Indians went, they planted food crops, especially nut trees. There is evidence that the walnut groves that the English immigrants encountered were planted by Indians as a food source.And nature helped. Food sources existed in North America in some abundance, especially the chestnut tree, which once comprised one-sixth of the North American forest. In addition, the Indians knew which wild plants to use as food. For famine to arrive in the North American forest, you would need one of the four horsemen: war.Disease and death, as I have said, preceded the arrival of the English. Some argue that the depopulation of the Indians accounted for some of the abundance of game, including the pigeons. But the forests had been managed in a way that encouraged, indeed helped feed, game populations. Indian land management, both at the village level and in the forest lands, encouraged food production. For the most part, the Indians didn’t plant foods that were already available in abundance. Instead of creating a garden of blueberries, they encouraged the productivity of blueberry plantations established by nature. They didn’t bring the blueberries to the village, the village went to the blueberries. During the nut and berry seasons, Indians were forever off somewhere gathering, drying, and preparing for storage foods that were provided by nature under the encouragement of humans. It was edible landscaping on a grand scale. The English, upon arrival, turned their livestock loose on the forest, and the blueberry and other wild food plants were destroyed. The English thought they were making "improvements" to the land.In addition, Indians had pushed agriculture as far north as possible in the millennium prior to English arrival, and the English benefited from the existence of beans, squashes, and, of course, corn. While the English concentrated their agriculture on small plots and pastures, the Indians managed huge areas of forest, burning off the underbrush periodically to make way for grasses to feed the deer and elk and other animals. It was mega-farm development with nature as the guiding hand. The English thought the Indians were nomads, but the English never had a clue what the Indians were doing. Indians of the woodlands had learned to cooperate with nature, which is an admonition of the Hopi story. And, like the Hopi, they had learned that sometimes even cooperation with nature was not enough to avoid catastrophe.The English arrived at an opportune time. The past 400 years had seen the nicest weather imaginable. It was certainly nicer weather than the ancient Indians knew. The English were at first a bit astonished at how violent storms could get even in this period of nice weather, and they would eventually encounter the tornadoes, blizzards, and hurricanes to which North America is prone. But the English have never seen North America at its worst, or even at its average.The Iroquois have a story about how the world was transformed. In this transformation the spirit of cold or ice is restrained, and the creator of good things--many of which are good things to eat--creates a world of plenty. The people are encouraged to be happy and grateful for this bounty, but they are forewarned that although things are productive and plentiful, they may not remain this way. Indeed, they will not. The Hopi and the Iroquois are consistent on this point: change will come.You probably think this planet’s about you ...Human beings are hopelessly anthropocentric. To paraphrase the song: "You’re so vain, you probably think this planet’s about you, don’t you?" So when something happens, like a giant volcano or a tsunami, an event in the Earth’s history that has nothing to do with human beings, people rush forward looking for someone to blame. "God (or whatever) is punishing you because you didn’t do whatever it was I wanted you to do." That kind of admonition is almost always followed with a prescription that has little to do with the problem at hand. Either you are to throw virgins into the volcano, murder persons of some religious or sexual orientation, or turn over all your worldly goods to the person who’s exhorting you in the first place.The real problem is that people have experienced a real climatic change over the past 12,000 years that enabled the invention of agriculture. Agriculture provided a much more stable food supply, but it is also very vulnerable to climate changes. Even when a relatively small change occurs, such as happened in 1815 when a giant volcano erupted in Indonesia, sending dust into the air and causing a "year without a summer," great suffering ensues. Whether climate change is sudden or gradual, whether it gets warmer or colder, change is bad for people who are dependent on agriculture.The food systems of the North American Indians were more resistant to climate changes because, outside of the gardens, they promoted nature as the engine of food production. But those systems were destroyed by people who never saw them for what they were. And even very careful Indians, cooperating as well as they could with nature, experienced societal collapse in the desert Southwest and in desert cultures in Central and South America because conditions arose with which they could not cope.Given the information that climate change is inevitable and that its arrival will be a tremendous challenge to our food production capacities, a rational society would at least try to take measures to prepare for the future. It may be true, as stated in the Hopi prophecy, that human greed and foolishness will trigger the changes (actually I’m inclined to think that is true), but whatever the causes, the inevitability of change is clear enough. Our species was given 12,000 years of warm weather to prepare for the day when things would change again. Perhaps it will become colder or perhaps warmer, or worst of all, perhaps it will first become much warmer, then get cold. The latter would be the worst because the impact on the biology of the world would be equivalent to a catastrophic cleansing. Plant and animal systems in the north would be invaded by species and diseases from the south in a giant wave of extinctions. There would be no cold-weather species left. Then it would get cold again. Not a good outcome.Human beings are very adaptable, but they might not be that adaptable. The 12,000-year summer is probably coming to a close with either a super summer or a new winter. No one knows how much time is left. It would make sense to prepare for the future, but our systems of economics and politics are unlikely to move in that direction.The good news is, they could. It would be a daunting task. Food production and energy production systems would need to be devised that assumed there would be no replacement parts. Food plants would be selected based on their capacity to grow using less water and shorter growing seasons. Survivability and profit may not always coincide. Ways of taking advantage of what nature has to offer--instead of finding ways to overpower nature--would drive priorities.This kind of thing happened in the past. People made choices based not on what they wanted to do, but on what was possible to do. The earliest agri­cultural societies arose because when food became scarce, the group so affected could not migrate to the next valley because that valley was occupied by other people. So they were forced to plant crops. And the crops they planted were the ones that could be domesticated, which were probably not their favorites. So they planted grain crops, and in the early years they suffered. The first agriculturalists almost always shrank in size relative to their ancestors and the peoples around them. But over time they recovered, somewhat. Eventually they thrived, but now they were vulnerable to drought and sand storms and early frosts. And now, when they were hungry, they could not move to the next valley. Now, when hungry, they must live on stored surpluses or starve. It was a problem for a long time, and is still a problem in a lot of places.Some of the very earliest human migrations took people out of Africa, through Asia Minor, and into Central Asia. There they established cultures that have survived tens of thousands of years in intensely hostile environments. Later, humans learned to survive in the arctic. And in rain forests. Humans can survive almost anything. But those were hunter-gatherers who evolved into herdsmen or moved on when things got difficult, not post-industrialists and refugees from a false utopian global economy.The coming millennium is not for sissies, but our generation should do what it can to provide options for whatever conditions arise. We have the capacity to provide those options if we can be realistic and if we have the will. The problem is, we who undertake this task won’t make much money doing this, and until the fat lady sings, most of the people in the culture(s) around us are unlikely to be supportive.

Human beings have a tremendous capacity to recover from disaster through collective amnesia. Mount Vesuvius has a thriving population at its base, the beaches where the tsunami of 2005 wreaked havoc are being rebuilt, areas of South Florida that were destroyed by hurricanes are being repopulated.

The Hopi warned that our capacity to forget the past should not overwhelm our obligation to learn from it. We should listen to their message
John C. Mohawk, is a columnist for Indian Country Today, an author, a professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and a YES! contributing editor. See, http://www.indiancountry.com/author.cfm?id=220 for a great bio and many articles of his that are posted.

http://lapismagazine.org/mohawkprint.html is a great article on learning from indigenous peoples how to make P E A C E.

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Zany, as I was one who pointed out Schumann Resonance to you, I wish to make a point here.

Meditate, meditate, meditate is NOT the answer. Yes, the resonance has gone up. But constant meditation is not the answer. Constant meditation without a proper network of support and guidance will make you PSYCHOTIC, especially if you still have toxic chemicals in your body. They sit in your medulla oblongata for years, no matter how far your dna has developed. Deep meditation that raises the kundalini will push these toxins into the brain and give one a really deep high THE FIRST TIME that becomes "addictive" -- it is a state that cannot be reachieved, yet those who get into meditation often keep searching for this HIGH over and over again, to no avail. It sets up New Age cults, but doesn't help the meditator.

What needs to be developed is INTUITION and anyone who tells you differently is doing you no favor. We need to get dual brained. This is as important as "dna alteration' and may be absolutely necessary if human life is to survive on this planet. But to sit in meditation does not achieve this. Living a well grounded life, learning to communicate properly with fellow souls will accomplish this. Learning to be of service to others will accomplish this as we are then involved in ENERGY EXCHANGE. Doing seva (service) by peeling potatos is as meditative as sitting in theta for hours at a time.

What happens with prolonged meditation is depersonalization and a feeling of being outside yourself. It does not further human survival on the wholistic side or the personal side. We have known this for several years. The research was done in California in response to the Maraj Ji cult produced so many victims. I saw the development within the Yogi Bhajan cult.

This post has many marks of scientific disinformation.

Instead, be kind to others and quit using them like objects. Two, balance your life with real work and quit thinking you are above people if you are a "healer" or "enlightened". Get rid of your dependence on your car. Accept the "party" in the West is OVER. Be very careful of people who have found The Answer. Trust you gut IF you have gotten over your urge to block out painful reality in the modern world. People are dieing in the Middle East. Most people die in the world of starvation and lack of water, Face it. Quit relying on "Names" to tell you how to live. Enjoy the small pleasure in life and take a look at all the Creator (who is not you) is giving you in your life. Learn to distinguish the difference between POWER and FORCE. Accept that the point of power is NOW, while paradoxically accepting that nothing you do is going to affect very much. These are just GUIDELINES, in all the ways that word implies. They have nothing to do with continual meditation. The answer to a profound dilemma of how to live these days is not a 180 degree change into meditative ISOLATION.

This article is long .. and it is NOT just about Marahji and Elan Vital. It offers a very hard core look at things the New Age compulsion does that are contrary to health at a very deep level. I really suggest that people read it and take the time to look up the links, too. It can save everyone a life time of pain .... and establish BALANCE. Have a look at the Mayan symbol for Hanub Ku .. it suggests balance as do all the crop circles that are "mysterious" and not hoaxes ...

An editorial in yesterday's
http://www.signs-of-the-times.org/signs/maharaji.php is an exposition & expose of Maharaji. The content embraces far wider a perspective than just Maharaji. I have copied this large essay into a word document. If any member of the list wishes to read it, I would be glad to email it as an attachment off-list.


As for 2012 being END POINT, this is still "under discussion" The Mayans don't agree on this either. 2016 is also suggested by those who study the cycles within cycles. The Mayans are not perfect either!! They are living breathing people like you and I. Setting them up on the "perfect" pedastal aids no one. Years of colonialization haven't helped them stay "in touch" either. But studying their culture for several years now, their predictions AND their spirituality has shown me that they rely on WOMEN to establish spiritual reality. We must have respect for both earthmothers AND rainbow warrior/creative types of women. We must accept the need to help woman alcoholic and drug addicted women to fulfill their spiritual potential if things are to improve. Lynn Andrews' Jaquar Woman has much to say about Mayan spirituality and the need for BALANCE and women owing their power, explaining the old earth religion in a very clear way. In addition, it shows exactly what an "ideal" relationship between men and women can be like. I recommend it to anyone who wants the full truth of what needs to be done. These male simple "technology" answers (meditate, meditate) are exactly what has caused a huge imbalance on this planet. We need less exposure of "thought patterns" and more awareness of what is going to keep this planet ALIVE. A bigger vision, if you will.

Zany Mystic wrote:

  1. We’re Living 16 Hour Days

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    The following is a mini-talk Dick gave at the opening of his 3-Evening Shift Research Seminar in Denver this week:

    I want to begin by saying that I don’t have any answers for you. I’m expecting you to find your own answers and to share them with me. Answers as to what is happening in regard to a shift that is taking place or will be soon taking place.

    But right off the bat, in wanting to spin this exploration as positively as possible, I want to say that I believe we are being prepared for a major shift in consciousness. Maybe not everyone is being prepared, but metaphysically-oriented people seem to be sensitive to the idea that something is happening ... something is coming.

    Actually it’s more than a shift in consciousness, it may even be a reworking of our DNA. Scientific theory supports the idea that Earth’s magnetic field and maybe even the Schumann Resonance can affect our DNA through electrical inductance (the name given when two magnetic fields interact with each other to create a shift in attributes)
    Are you familiar with the Schumann Resonance?

    If you feel like life is going faster and faster, that’s because it is. The earth behaves like an enormous electric circuit. The Schumann resonance is the “heartbeat” of the earth itself. For thousands of years, it has been stable at 7.8 cycles per second. Because it was thought be aconstant, global military communications developed on this frequency.

    It has been 7.8 cycles per second for a very long time, but since 1980 this resonance has been changing and it is now over 12 cycles per second ... and no one knows why. It can only go to 13. AND THIS MEANS THE EQUIVALENT OF 16 HOURS PER DAY INSTEAD OF THE OLD 24 HOURS PER DAY. In other words, our watches still say 24, but in actuality, we may be living 16 hour days right now.

    It certainly feels like it to me.

    There are so many theories about what is happening, but one says that everything will continue to pulse quicker and quicker ... to accelerate faster and faster until December 21, 2012. At that time we will have stabilized that pulse and will remain switched into the higher frequency all the time. You’ll be “ON” all the time.

    2012 is “Zero Point.”

    Maybe, if we survive, we will have transcended levels of consciousness. Some feel we will have transcended from a third-dimensional reality to a forth-dimensional reality. Or even a 5th dimension.

    I like what a channeled messenger named Kirael had to say on this. “All the things you do contrary to love keep you from moving from the 3rd to the 4th dimension.”

    When asked about how to prepare for the shift, Kirael said: “Stay in your heart and raise your spirituality. The key to getting through the shift is raising your spiritual essence. So how do you do that? Meditate, meditate, meditate.”

    And this really makes sense because meditation accesses emerges that we don’t perceive in a linear conscious state. In deep meditation your cellular energy can surface and be delineated into thought patterns.

    OKAY ... Let’s say the “Shift” is real and we’ve all signed on to participate. Metaphysical people seem to be among the souls who are being activated for this experience. In 2004, in the outback of Australia, an aborigine Shaman told me his people had known for a very long time that near 2012 a transition will be complete. As most of you already know, there are dozens and dozens of predictions, from the Mayan calendar to Edgar Cayce, regarding a shift.

    The big question for most of us accepting this idea, is what will we encounter between now and then? The general consensus is that there will be a transitional event or a cleansing
    I’ll share some of the ideas,


    • Global Warming resulting in ecological disaster.
    • Severe food shortages.
    • War / Terrorism.
    • An Epidemic.
    • Economic collapse.
    • A Pole Shift


    • An ascension
    • A fading out of our old world and the emergence of a new one populated by spiritually-centered souls.

    Now I am not accepting any of these things are destined to be. But they are interesting concepts to explore.

    Something is happening. But what?

    We’ll talk about and explore “what” tomorrow night and Thursday night. I want to explore what your soul is calling you to do in response to this shift. And on Thursday we’ll project into the future to find out.

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June 23, 2006

Colombing the 9/11 attack

From: "Sandra and Richard" srkeber@msn.com

Subject: WOMEN - Please Stand Up Against This Shit!

Date: 16 Jun 2006
Fear for My Daughter
By Sara Rich

t r u t h o u t Letter
14 June 2006

It started out with being scared for her life when she signed up for the military. She assured me that she was promised she would not go to Iraq. I was not as trusting.
She was sent to Iraq right out of her basic training. While she was packing, we cried, as she assured me she would be okay. One of her sergeants assured me, "Don't worry, ma'am, we'll take good care of your daughter." I desperately hoped that I could trust him to watch over her. I later found out he was one the first predators to try to have sex with her and make her "his private."

She spent a long year in Iraq. I feared for her safety every waking minute. She frequently called me crying, telling me very little of the horror she was witnessing - only telling me it was hard. She told me that almost all of the other soldiers were sexually harassing her and that many of her sergeants and lieutenants were really pressuring her and making her life miserable for rejecting them. Calls from her often ended with "Oh, there goes gun fire - gotta go mom, love you."
When she returned from Iraq, she was much more quiet and anxious than when she left. I offered to get her help, but she refused. She told me that if she opened that can of worms she would not be able to function as a human being. I asked her if she wanted to deal with the horrible sexual harassment charges against so many of her fellow soldiers. She said, no mom, it would only make my life even more of a living hell. Then she finally blew the whistle on one of her superiors for sexually harassing her, and she was treated like a pariah, while he was moved to a different unit and promoted.
She put her head down and worked as a Military Police officer on Ft. Lewis. She was always shocked by the number of domestic violence calls she went out on. The fear of a mother of a peace officer was there, but at least I could call her and knew she was safe. We knew that she was going to be re-deployed to Iraq sometime after the mandatory 18 months' stabilization time is over. So, we were looking at November of 2006 for a second re-deployment. Our hearts were heavy at the thought.

She came home for a visit and couldn't face me to tell me she was going back to Iraq much sooner than expected. My fear was skyrocketing. I asked, how can they do that, you will have only had 11 months of stabilization time? She told me that she refused to sign the paper waiving her rights to 18 months. She was told that her life would be hell in a shit hole if she refused to sign. They screamed in her face and intimidated her to the point that she would shake when she told the story. Our family prepared.
She was packed, ready to re-deploy, keys in hand. She said, "I can't do this, Mom, I can't go back there."
We shifted into action to protect our daughter.

We networked with everyone imaginable. We knew that we would rather see her in jail than spending another minute in Iraq. We hired an attorney with experience in these kinds of military matters. And Suzanne went into hiding.

Now here we are, facing what we knew was a real possibility. Suzanne is in jail and waiting to be taken up to Ft. Lewis, and I am really scared. The military treated her horribly when she was a soldier, I can only imagine what they will do to her as a prisoner. She is a brave young woman and my hero. But there is only just so much stress an Iraq war veteran can handle.

My fear for my daughter is real. My hope for and belief in my daughter and what she is doing is strong and unshakable. I truly believe she saved her own life with her courage. It is to be hoped that by telling her story and standing strong she can encourage others in the military to stand up, speak out, and refuse to participate in this illegal and immoral war.

Thanks to you all. I knew this was going to happen eventually, so I had my ducks in a serious row. Today I had a press conference, a vigil, at the jail where Suzanne is, and I spoke to 10 different radio shows, some nationally syndicated, three TV stations, 3 newspapers and had a million calls.

I only got to talk to Suzanne for one short minute in which we were both were crying so hard we could not talk.They are transporting Suzanne tomorrow in the early morning to Ft. Lewis and returning her to her unit. We are planning to be at the jail at 7:45 - 9:00 a.m. to see if we can catch a a glimpse of her as she leaves the jail to show her that we are here for her.

Letters of Support NeededPlease write to Lt. Colonel Switzer, Ft. Lewis, Washington, to ask that Spc. Suzanne Swift receive a medical discharge or an honorable discharge from the Army due to her Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. After writing the letter, please fax a copy to:

Senator Gordon SmithFederal Building
211 East 7th Avenue, Room 202Eugene, OR 97401
Phone: 541.465.6750Fax: 541.465.6808

Senator Ron Wyden
151 West 7th Avenue Suite 435
Eugene, OR 97401
(541) 431-0229

Congressman Peter DeFazio
151 West 7th, Suite 400
Eugene, OR 97401
Phone: (541) 465-6732

Senator Patty Murray
950 Pacific Avenue, Ste. 650
Tacoma, Washington 98402
Phone: (253) 572-3636
Fax: (253) 572-9892
If there is no fax number, you can email them.

Let me know if you send a letter and if you get a response.

If you want to donate to Suzanne's legal or medical fund, please contact me at


Thanks so much from Suzanne and her family. We appreciate your love and passion. This is so important for us to do - not only to end the war, but to defend women who are in the military.
Sara Rich, M.S.W.

This is from Allison Rae's blog. I think it is safe to say that Uncle Jose would be pleased with the Earthlings Anonymous group. It seems to meet all the ideas he has about our powerlessness, but not our ability to own our own power. It's very close to all the ideas the other people I read are saying.

Based on what she says, I think Allison is living in a cacoon. Corporate America is wildly out of control. Just because some businesses (mostly very small) are trying to do good things (that has always happened), it surely is true that transnational corporations are wildly out of control.

I don't think Arguelles is saying that all technology is bad (what does "technology" actually mean ...?), but that humans trancelike in their acceptance of militaristic/corporate concerns and not thinking about how to communicate with each other -- either verbally or by intuition. Just because the mass media doesn't show all the horrors going on, doesn't mean that they aren't occuring.

Again, I don't think it's one or the other .. it's both. We need the internet, we need real human-driven science (and permaculture) but we also need our hearts open. This is not a contradiction; she seems to imagine that it is.

Jose Arguelles' whole approach is to be INTERGALATIC in our understanding. This rids us of phoney divisions between each other and helps us realize that no one is better than another. We connect to the COSMIC SOURCE and don't get caught up in what "society" thinks .. we are interested in ONENESS. When we get their, we cannot harm anyone else or anything else that vibrates. Nothing. We can open our minds to the whole cosmos. I don't think she gets this .. I think she is looking for a peak experience. There is much more to getting to a place where we realize that everything is a part of Divine Source (God/Creator) than this undulating kundalini. It's recognizing that everything is a bit of God and finding everything sacred.

We all have work to do, and the heart binding between us all is necessary to "keep us going", but not the ONLY focus.

I wonder if she actually read Surfers of the Zuvuya or just his Mayan stuff, which is, when all is said and done, quite controversial. The Mayans aren't and weren't perfect either and his books were on their system a bit too pat. But Surfers of the Zuvuya is really about a new paradigm for LIVING.

Everything I have read about being intergalatic and tuned in suggests that we MUST increase our intuitive ability. No real surprise he would stress this again and again.

I really wish I had a complete script or transcript of what all Arguelles covered at this session. It really was a rare event. While I am glad to finally find some sort of report, I would like to have more come my way of those who understood where he is coming from just NOW.

I don't think the time span to get to a greater human consciousness is limited to 2012 or 2016 -- it's that the human race must get there SOON, if we are to stay "in the race".

today back to being Cozmic Mommy!!
And glad for all you folks who are with me in this internet "gathering of two or more" on a regular basis.
Again, prayers for all the people in the world's earthchange "trouble" spots today.
And I am grateful for what I was able to gleen from this report.

Thursday, April 6th 2006


"Where two or more are gathered..."
In the spheres of spiritual prophecy, Earth changes and the Mayan calendar, Jose Arguelles is a legendary figure. In 1987 he published The Mayan Factor, which he refers to as a transmission from the cosmic realms urging Earth dwellers to change their ways if we're going to be welcomed into the galactic community.
Through his work in the late 20th century, Jose raised public awareness about the importance of the 25-year window between the Harmonic Convergence in 1987 and the end of the Mayan calendar in 2012. He called for spiritual gatherings at sacred sites around the world on the Harmonic Convergence to welcome the dawning of the next world age. Jose isn't generally on the lecture circuit, so when I learned he would be the featured speaker at the Road to 2012 Earth Changes Conference in Sedona on March 26, I decided to go.
I'd been looking for an opportunity to return to Sedona, a community where I enjoyed living five years ago, when Pluto was making another important transit (three direct oppositions with Saturn in 2001-2002).
Both Jose and Sedona have taken barbs in recent years. As a former journalist, I don't believe in heresay and won't publish it. As a double-Cancer, I believe in what I feel. I wanted to experience the energies and information of this important gathering for myself. I also had the opportunity to offer Mayan Astrology readings during the conference, making this unique adventure even more appealing. I wasn't disappointed.
The energy began to build early in the day of the conference. Thunderbeat and other Sedona musicians and dancers helped raise the energy as the event took shape. Bear Cloud, an amazing painter and crop circle researcher with ties to the Star Nations, was on the program in the afternoon, before Jose. We had met at Chet Snow's conferences in Sedona years ago. He recently updated his multimedia presentation on crop circles and sacred sites. If you get a chance to experience this in person, you'll be forever changed.
Then it was Jose's turn. The room was packed as he took the stage and began a lengthy discourse about the Earth's and humanity's place within the galactic scheme of things. The themes of his talk were familiar, and they originated from a common point (Divine Source) that informs many of today's new-thought leaders, authors, indigenous elders and other spiritual teachers. We live at an important point in cosmic time, to be sure. Earth changes are on the rise, and no one knows how cataclysmic they might get. "How bad the Earth changes are for you depends on how attached you are to your car," Jose said. Good point.
How to prepare? Get back to basics. Simplify your life. Connect with Divine Source. He repeatedly suggested, "Practice your telepathy. This is how the galactic community communicates."
How badly humans are messing things up is a point of discussion. Jose tends to throw the baby out with the bathwater, judging all things technological to be somehow evil or at least creating unhealthy dependency. Sure, many of us are over-reliant on cell phones and the Internet for communication and it would be good to disconnect from time to time and develop our intuitive abilities.
With Uranus transiting Pisces through 2011, though, most of us in the astrological community feel that the Internet and other technologies, used wisely, will assist in positive ways with humanity's evolution toward higher consciousness. In fact, some people say the Internet creates an etheric template to help bridge us over to telepathic communication in years to come. In the meantime, the Internet connects us, helps us find each other and communicate. I notice Jose has a web site, too.
Jose also seemed to dismiss all businesses as control-mongering centers of greed and corruption. When I left corporate America years ago, my spirit suffocated and worn, I would have agreed with him. My experience in recent years has softened my perspective. There are many, many heart-centered, purpose-driven, "conscious" businesses springing up that support the emerging paradigm, attempting to merge spiritual consciousness with material success in ways that can create a brighter future for all. This is a hopeful trend that Jose seems to have missed. Or perhaps he's not exposed to it.
Later, at dinner in the conference hotel's restaurant with Jose and about 10 others, the circle of energy grew exponentially. The guy definitely accesses cosmic dimensions, and aligning more closely with his energy field alongside others committed to planetary transformation was heart-swelling - a natural high. A spiritual family had reconnected, activated each other, and shared warm, rich blessings in the new millennium. I hope to transmit this energy to you through this web site in this and other postings. Namaste.

In Love and Peace, Allison Rae

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By allisonrae at 5:58:11 AM

June 22, 2006

9:10 am
Reconsidering Bill Gates
Categories: General, Software, Microsoft, Tech Culture
A few days ago, the richest man in the world, Bill Gates, announced that he’d be stepping down from daily Microsoft activities in order to devote himself to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Through this foundation, Mr. Gates has said that he intends to give away 95 percent of his wealth. The foundation’s primary interests are education, poverty and global health–saving the lives of the millions who die of preventable diseases, mostly in poor countries.
Now, as faithful readers know, I don’t always find Microsoft’s software-design work very impressive. And, under Mr. Gates’s watch, Microsoft has done a lot of ruthless and sometimes sleazy things over the years. I’m not alone in having some mistrust of Microsoft’s motives; one Google search for “Microsoft + evil” will convince you of that.
But until last week’s announcement, I think I was in the same boat as a lot of people: I never really allowed myself to confront the apparent contradiction between Bill Gates, the merciless businessman with ambitions for world domination, and Bill Gates, the compassionate scientist whose goal is to save millions of lives.
A couple of years ago, Bill Moyers interviewed Mr. Gates on the subject of his global-health interests. You can read the transcript here, but here’s a sample that makes you realize the possibilities of putting money in the right places (this is Mr. Gates speaking):
“And there was one dinner after we’d given our first vaccination grant. I think it was $125 million. All these doctors came. And they thought, ‘O.K., this is a dinner where I’m supposed to just say thank you, thank you. And, you know, try not to use the wrong fork or something.’
“So they’re there, and you know, it’s a nice dinner. But after about 15 minutes, I say to them, ‘Yeah, well, you’ve thanked me enough. But what would you do if you had more money?’
“And they’re all kind of like, ‘Well, does he really mean that? Is he serious?’
I said, ‘Yeah, what if you had, you know, 10 times as much money? What would you do?’
“And then the guy who’s worked his whole life on Hepatitis B speaks up. And the guy who’s working on AIDS speaks up. And the guy who’s working on Immunocal speaks up. And so it started opening the door.’”
Not everyone is prepared to reconsider Mr. Gates. If the comments online are any indication, some people remain cynical about the timing of Mr. Gates’s exit; Microsoft is not exactly riding high these days. Its stock lately is the lowest it’s been in years. The next version of its flagship product, Windows Vista, has been repeatedly delayed and scaled down. Its attempts to extend its reach to other platforms–palmtops, phones, watches, music players–have created, at best, niche markets.
Some people won’t be happy no matter what Mr. Gates does. They say he made the decision for P.R. value, or even as a plot to boost Microsoft’s software sales. “Interesting theory: ‘Buy Windows Vista. Do It for the Children,’” writes one critic online. “Ah, Bill, you are a shrewd weasel indeed.”)
But despite all this, and even despite Microsoft’s history, I find it almost impossible to remain cynical about Bill Gates’s intentions. I think he’s changed. Maybe when you’re in your 50’s, you start to think about how you’ll be remembered.
It’d be one thing if he were retiring to enjoy his fortune, or if he were using it to buy football teams or political candidates. But he’s not. He’s channeling those billions to the places in the world where that money can do the most good. And not just throwing money at the problems, either–he’s also dedicating the second act of his life to making sure it’s done right.
In fact, when you step back far enough, Mr. Gates’s entire life arc suddenly looks like a 35-year game of Robin Hood, a gigantic wealth-redistribution system on a global scale.
I know this is going to earn me the vitriol of Microsoft-bashers, but I’ll say it anyway: Bill Gates has the money, the brains and the connections to really, truly make the world a better place. I admire him for the attempt. And I believe that if anyone can succeed, he will.
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The previous 94 comments came as no surprise to me, knowing that we are dealing with NYT readers. No one seems to get the point: This world is totally militarized. TRILLIONS of dollars are whafting about the planet keeping the oil/gas cartel alive.

To be a real menshch, Gates would be on the free energy bandwagon. We must end the cycle of corporate greed if this planet is to survive.

There are many many people questioning the value of immunizations. Study after study discloses how very dangerous they can be. Melinda makes a startling case study of ignorant people with money can be. I am sure her heart “cares”, but her mind is really not clear on what is important! We need to focus on access to WATER first. It’s the most important thing on the global agenda. Even theCIA 2015 report mentions what is going to happen in the not too distant future. Why immunize a child who is going to die of THIRST …?

I so agree with post No. 6. It was expected for corporate monopolists to give away their exce$$ ca$h. Yet, for years and years (and billions of dollars) Gates totally ignored the call. We all learned about this in Civics 101 in high school, for heaven’s sakes. Where was the compassion? The monopoly capitalists in the US are just insane.

The pharmaceutical industrial complex is one the most pressing needs to be address, and it is being shoved under the radar. We are allowing the continuation of a drug infested society to destroy our young, and then give them seriously poisonous chemicals to “help” them, atypical antipsychotics are DANGEROUS and lead to pancreatitis, diabetes, dermatitis and a whole raft of so-called “side effects”. R&D seriously needs to be done. Where is GATES weighing in on the real health probelms of TODAY …?

We have a SEVERE societal problem with psychopathology, and many many people are discussing it. Gates surely makes a case study in having NO CONSCIENCE at all when it comes to helping out. Don’t expect that to change anytime soon.

The times .. they are achangin’ and it’s time people starting reading about the real issues facing humanity
.. the divide between the rich and the poor grows and the middle class is being undone (unless you work in the “defense” industries),
the oil/terrorist “crisis” needs to be seen for what it really is — a buncha pirates, crooks and liars — and new energy solutions found, and
our spiritual crisis needs to addressed pronto.

If Gates, with all his ca$h can’t figure out what is REALLY wrong, anything he or Melinda does is just a circus. A very sick one at that. We must believe that he CAN be changed so that we can all have hope for our children.

Comment by Virginia Simson — June 22, 2006 @ 6:42 pm

Please read this. It is written by a retired army colonel & US diplomat.

Ann Wright is a retired Colonel with 29 years in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves and as a U.S. diplomat for 16 years, and resisted the war on Iraq by resigning in March, 2003 from her position as Deputy Chief of Mission, or Deputy Ambassador from the U.S. Embassy in Mongolia. My friend Margaret (in Texas) has met her & sent this. Please - read what Ann has to say. Linda

PS- For those of you who do not know me well: My son is almost 15. I would leave this country before I would allow Bush (or his successor) to get his hands on my child & do to him what is being done to the soldiers who have been sent to Iraq. (Or to be used as slave labor via a universal draft.) Our military is NOT being used to defend this country. They are merely being used for the profit of the elite or to effect regime change in countries that disagree with our 'leaders'. The never-ending wars that George Orwell predicted in '1984' are here.... & will continue until more people speak out against them.

----- Original Message -----
From: Margaret
Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2006 6:43 AM
Subject: Re: From Ann Wright : Resistance in the U.S. military to the Iraq War

I've met Ann several times and she is a person of the highest integrity. If you have an opportunity to meet her ~ please make the effort. You won't ever forget her and will look forward to attending every function she's attending just to see her again and hug her neck. I wish so much that our military would LISTEN to her.
For Peace Sake,Margaret Davis
Proud Parent of a Conscientious Objector

Gold Star Families for Peace

Resistance in the US military to the Iraq war

by Ann Wright US Army reserve Colonel (Ret) and former US Diplomat

As a 29 year Army and Army Reserves veteran, I am horrified to see the politicalization of the U.S. military under the Bush administration. The “ethics and professionalism” of the U.S. military has been targeted for destruction by the civilian appointees of this administration. They want “yes” men and women who do not question the legality of the policies of the administration. Tragically, from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs on down, Rumsfeld and crew have been successful in stifling professional discussion within the military, with the exception of former Army Chief of Staff Shinseki and now six retired generals.

Under the Bush administration, there is no accountability or responsibility for criminal actions; privates and sergeants are court-martialed, while senior civilian and military leaders responsible for the criminal policies are free. Despite the “yes, sir” attitude of senior military officers toward the Bush administration’s illegal policies, there is resistance within the U.S. military to the war on Iraq.
Military personnel know they have the right and duty to refuse illegal orders, including the order to deploy to an illegal war. They know the United States executed German and Japanese military officers and civilians for their participation in wars of aggression in World War II. They know that the Nuremberg principles adopted by the international community after World War II require civilians and military personnel to stop their government from committing illegal acts. Those in the military who dissent and resist to what they know are illegal actions of the Bush administration are persons of the highest courage and conscience. Resistance to the war on Iraq within the U.S military community is growing.
Over eight thousand American soldiers are absent without leave (AWOL), most living underground in the United States. Many now refer to AWOL as “Against War of Lies” instead of Absent Without Leave. Individual non-public resistance in the military generally results in an administrative discharge without publicity. Thousands have turned themselves into military authorities and have been administratively discharged from the military. U.S. military bases discharge dozens of war resisters each week. Public resistance by military personnel to the war on Iraq results in courts-martial to make an example of the resister. Some military personnel have applied for conscience objector (CO) status. Most have been denied CO status and ten have been court-martialed and imprisoned for publicly refusing to obey orders todeploy to Iraq to commit criminal acts in Iraq, including murder by bombing innocent civilians, shooting innocent civilians and torture.
Those who refuse to deploy to Iraq and kill for the Bush administration generally receive more punishment than those who commit criminal acts of murder and torture. Four women who had served in the military were honored last week at the annual War Resisters meeting in New York City. Three had applied for conscience objector status and had been refused by the military. One is now imprisoned at Fort Lewis, WA for refusing weapons training and deployment. One completed her assignment in Iraq and returned to become a co-founder of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW). Hundreds of U.S. military have chosen to resist the war by living in Canada, most under the radar of the now-conservative Canadian government.
Twenty-four U.S. military have publicly moved to Canada and are seeking political refugee status. They are supported by an incredible network of Canadians citizens and American war resisters from the Vietnam era who are now Canadian citizens, who assist the next generation of U.S. military who resist illegal wars of aggression.
This weekend Iraq Veterans Against the War, Veterans for Peace and Gold Star Families for Peace, including Cindy Sheehan and myself, participated in Buffalo, NY fundraisers for U.S. war resisters living in Canada. We met seven of the twenty-four brave men and their families who have said the Bush administration’s war on Iraq is a war crime and their participation in the war would mean that they too are war criminals. While they are volunteers for the defense of our country, they are not “yes” men to the administration; they are “yes” men to the Constitution of the United States. They are persons of conscience who see the war for what it really is and are resisting the pressures to dutifully comply to military orders to conduct illegal actions.
Their decisions to live in Canada underscore the right of military personnel to challenge an illegal order and to live with the consequences of that challenge. They have chosen live in Canada with their families rather than being imprisoned for saying no to killing for the Bush administration’s goals. Should the security of the United States truly be threatened, they would defend it.They live free of guilt of killing innocent Iraqis. But the decision to live in Canada comes with its own penalties. These brave soldiers and marines leave the support network of friends and buddies in the military. These persons of courage endure family divisions when family members do not agree with their decision to leave the military and go to Canada. These honorable men undertake the daily struggles of suddenly caring for one’s family in a new country. These honorable soldiers are unable to return to the United States until an amnesty is offered by a future President.
But the consequences of the act of conscience means these soldiers and marines will not have the lifelong guilt of the murder innocent civilians, nor the nightmares of seeing their friends blown up in war whose purpose they believe is illegal and a war crime.
This week Army First Lieutenant Ehren Watada will become the first officer to refuse to deploy with his unit to Iraq. He will be the first officer of this war who refuses to participate in military actions guaranteed to destroy his future emotional, if not physical, life—and impact his family for decades to come.
This week also marks the first time in this war that a church is offering sanctuary to war resisters. The membership of First United Methodist Church of Tacoma, Washington, just outside of Fort Lewis, where Lieutenant Watada is stationed, has said that they will resist the Bush administration’s illegal war by sheltering any who refuse to participate in the war.
Another aspect of resistance within the military community comes from retired generals who are now publicly questioning the military operational plans that have put U.S. troops in jeopardy in Iraq and the impact of the war on Iraq on the military and its ability to respond to genuine threats to U.S. national security.
For the twenty-nine years I was in the military either on active duty or in the Reserves, my worst nightmare was that an administration would get the United States into a military conflict that I knew was illegal. Today, if I were recalled from the U.S. Army’s Retired Ready Reserves, I would have to say, “I will not serve the Bush Administration’s war on Iraq. I will not agree to be recalled. You will have to court-martial me as I will not participate in this illegal war of aggression, this war crime.”
Acts of resistance, big and small, recognized nationally or never heard by most, by military and civilians are all important elements of ending the illegal war, the war crime, committed by the Bush administration. People of conscience all over the country are refusing to be silent and are taking courageous steps to end the illegal war on Iraq.
What will you do to stop this illegal war?
Ann WrightAnn Wright is a retired Colonel with 29 years in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves and as a U.S. diplomat for 16 years, and resisted the war on Iraq by resigning in March, 2003 from her position as Deputy Chief of Mission, or Deputy Ambassador from the U.S. Embassy in Mongolia. Ann served in the diplomatic corps in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia and Mongolia and helped reopen the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan in December, 2001.

As a U.S. military officer, she participated in post-conflict reconstruction in Grenada, Panama and Somalia. She received the State Department’s Award for Heroism as the acting U.S. Ambassador during the evacuation of the international community during the brutal rebel takeover of Freetown, Sierra Leone in 1997.With her service in both the U.S. military and the U.S. State Department in areas of conflict all over the world, she felt the U.S. invasion and occupation of an oil-rich, Moslem country that had done nothing to the United States and was no threat to U.S. national security would make the world more dangerous and place the United States in greater jeopardy. She believed the act of invading Iraq would be an act of aggression, a war crime. Two others from the U.S. diplomat corps also believed the Bush administration’s war on Iraq was illegal and resisted by resigning from the U.S. government. As civilian U.S. government employees, there was no penalty to their resistance to the war except giving up their careers.

Links:GI Hotline www.girights.objector.org
War Resisters Support Campaign-Canada www.warresister.ca.org
Peace Has No Borders www.peacehasnoborders.org
War Resisters League www.warresisters.org
Iraq Veterans Against the War www.ivaw.org
Veterans for Peace www.vfp.org
Gold Star Families for Peace www.gsfp.org
Military Families Speak Out www.mfso.org
The Real War Heroes http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?key=141832468&url_num=9&url=http://www.tomjoad.org/warheroes4.htm