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If every politician who lied quit politics,
NOBODY would be running the country.

NONE of the ABOVE should be a choice on voter ballots

Dahbud Mensch ~ is SANITY the PLAYGROUND of the unIMAGINATIVE ?

Picture of a sunk ship named the, U.S.S. GEORGE W. BUSH

Rantings of a Mentally
Challenged President?

[Click to read full article here from Veterans Today]

Politicians who voted for the Patriot Act and authorized war in Iraq should at least be charged with manslaughter for murdering innocent Women, Children, Civilians, Military and should stop supporting those who outright, knowingly, murdered U.S. Military.

2 Corinthians 11:15

15. It is not surprising Satan's servants also masquerade as servants of God and their end will be what their actions have sewn.

Steve Bell cartoon
George Bush says: HI ! I'M GEORGE ! HEAR GOD TALK THROUGH ME ! ~ Steve Bell

God told me to strike at al Qaida and I struck them, and then he instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did, and now I am determined to solve the problem in the Middle East. If you help me I will act, and if not, the elections will come and I will have to focus on them. ~ George W. Bush, HAARETZ.COM

“All who die by the way, whether by land or by sea, or in battle against the pagans, shall have immediate remission of sins. This I grant them through the power of God with which I am invested”.

At the end of his speech a cry rose from the crowd: “God wills it”

President George W. Bush in his speech to a Joint Session of Congress on September 20, 2001 followed a similar pattern of launching the “war on terror” against evil, against the “other”, against those who hate us; in effect calling for a holy war against those who hate us for our freedoms. Many Christian Evangelists saw an opportunity in the Iraq war to evangelize and save the infidels. Others claimed that their God is not our God and that Islam itself is an evil barbaric religion that teaches the murder of the infidel Jew and Christian.

This is a new kind of, a new kind of evil….And the American people are beginning to understand. This crusade, this war on terrorism is going to last a while

–President George W. Bush, September 11, 2001 and repeated later.

Throughout all western wars against the infidel “other”, be they Christians, Jews, or Muslims, God is always speaking directly to the leaders who launch such wars The divine in the west has lost the sacredness and God is used in all aspects of western society and culture.

Like Urban II President George W. Bush said God told him to invade and destroy Afghanistan and Iraq.

I am driven with a mission from God’. God would tell me, ‘George go and fight these terrorists in Afghanistan’. And I did. And then God would tell me ‘George, go and end the tyranny in Iraq’. And I did.

–President George W. Bush: ‘God told me to end the tyranny in Iraq”, Guardian, Oct. 6, 2005

George W. Bush successfully launched the “Tenth Crusade” against the innocent Muslim nation of Iraq, slaughtering hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and annihilating a nation.

Today's Secret Question Is:

Today's Secret Question Is:

How many Children, Women, Civilians, and Military were Maimed & Murdered over this outright, blatant, Neocon, Politician LIE:

Iraq has Weapons
of Mass Destruction?

'It was widely known before the Iraq war over 50% of the Iraqi population were children under the age of 15, and the war began with this act of sheer cowardice.'

This is a child who was mutilated and maimed by a Bush Republican Administration with Democrat Support.
For the record Bush said, 'Anyone who harms children is a terrorist.'
The above child was maimed by Republicons (sic) and Democraps (sic).

Lying, Baby Killer, Politician Says What?

Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction. - Dick Cheney - August 26, 2002

Every day Saddam remains in power with chemical weapons, biological weapons, and the development of nuclear weapons is a day of danger for the United States. - Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-CT - September 4, 2002

If we wait for the danger to become clear, it could be too late. - Sen. Joseph Biden D-Del. - September 4, 2002

Right now, Iraq is expanding and improving facilities that were used for the production of biological weapons. - George W. Bush - September 12, 2002

If he declares he has none, then we will know that Saddam Hussein is once again misleading the world. - Ari Fleischer - December 2, 2002

We know for a fact that there are weapons there. - Ari Fleischer - January 9, 2003

Our intelligence officials estimate that Saddam Hussein had the materials to produce as much as 500 tons of sarin, mustard and VX nerve agent. - George W. Bush - January 28, 2003

We know that Saddam Hussein is determined to keep his weapons of mass destruction, is determined to make more. - Colin Powell - February 5, 2003

Iraq both poses a continuing threat to the national security of the United States and international peace and security in the Persian Gulf region and remains in material and unacceptable breach of its international obligations by, among other things, continuing to possess and develop a significant chemical and biological weapons capability, actively seeking a nuclear weapons capability, and supporting and harboring terrorist organizations. - Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY - February 5, 2003

We have sources that tell us that Saddam Hussein recently authorized Iraqi field commanders to use chemical weapons -- the very weapons the dictator tells us he does not have. - George Bush - February 8, 2003

So has the strategic decision been made to disarm Iraq of its weapons of mass destruction by the leadership in Baghdad? I think our judgment has to be clearly not. - Colin Powell - March 8, 2003

Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised. - George Bush - March 18, 2003

We are asked to accept Saddam decided to destroy those weapons. I say that such a claim is palpably absurd. - Tony Blair, Prime Minister - March 18, 2003

Well, there is no question that we have evidence and information that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction, biological and chemical particularly . . . all this will be made clear in the course of the operation, for whatever duration it takes. - Ari Fleischer - March 21, 2003

There is no doubt that the regime of Saddam Hussein possesses weapons of mass destruction. As this operation continues, those weapons will be identified, found, along with the people who have produced them and who guard them. - Gen. Tommy Franks - March 22, 2003

One of our top objectives is to find and destroy the WMD. There are a number of sites. - Pentagon Spokeswoman Victoria Clark - March 22, 2003

I have no doubt we're going to find big stores of weapons of mass destruction. - Kenneth Adelman, Defense Policy Board - March 23, 2003

We know where they are. They are in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad. - Donald Rumsfeld - March 30, 2003

Saddam's removal is necessary to eradicate the threat from his weapons of mass destruction. - Jack Straw, Foreign Secretary - April 2, 2003

Obviously the administration intends to publicize all the weapons of mass destruction U.S. forces find -- and there will be plenty. - Neocon scholar Robert Kagan - April 9, 2003

I think you have always heard, and you continue to hear from officials, a measure of high confidence that, indeed, the weapons of mass destruction will be found. - Ari Fleischer - April 10, 2003

We are learning more as we interrogate or have discussions with Iraqi scientists and people within the Iraqi structure, that perhaps he destroyed some, perhaps he dispersed some. And so we will find them. - George Bush - April 24, 2003

There are people who in large measure have information that we need . . . so that we can track down the weapons of mass destruction in that country. - Donald Rumsfeld - April 25, 2003

Before people crow about the absence of weapons of mass destruction, I suggest they wait a bit. - Tony Blair - April 28, 2003

We'll find them. It'll be a matter of time to do so. - George Bush - May 3, 2003

I am confident that we will find evidence that makes it clear he had weapons of mass destruction. - Colin Powell - May 4, 2003

I never believed that we'd just tumble over weapons of mass destruction in that country. - Donald Rumsfeld - May 4, 2003

I'm not surprised if we begin to uncover the weapons program of Saddam Hussein -- because he had a weapons program. - George W. Bush - May 6, 2003

U.S. officials never expected that "we were going to open garages and find" weapons of mass destruction. - Condoleezza Rice - May 12, 2003

I just don't know whether it was all destroyed years ago -- I mean, there's no question that there were chemical weapons years ago -- whether they were destroyed right before the war, (or) whether they're still hidden. - Maj. Gen. David Petraeus, Commander 101st Airborne - May 13, 2003

Before the war, there's no doubt in my mind that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, biological and chemical. I expected them to be found. I still expect them to be found. - Gen. Michael Hagee, Commandant of the Marine Corps - May 21, 2003

Given time, given the number of prisoners now that we're interrogating, I'm confident that we're going to find weapons of mass destruction. - Gen. Richard Myers, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff - May 26, 2003

They may have had time to destroy them, and I don't know the answer. - Donald Rumsfeld - May 27, 2003

For bureaucratic reasons, we settled on one issue, weapons of mass destruction because it was the one reason everyone could agree on. - Paul Wolfowitz - May 28, 2003 ~ Permmalink Source

REMEMBER KIDS, ... every time you hear Bush, or Wolfowitz, or Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), or Senate, or Congress, or Republican, or Democrat, or Politician ... SCREAM REAL LOUD:

"Stupid Politicians!"

Pee Wee's Punk Rock Pogo Party with Cowboy Curtis
Robert Lyons ~

You Can't Fix Stupid

Drop Dead ~ Telecom Crimes ~ Patriot Act
Denialist ~ He Said It ~ Rethinking 9/11

The Dictator ~ Sacha Baron Cohen ~

In case you haven't noticed,

War Criminals on a boat fishing the streets of New Orleans shortly after Hurricane Katrina.  Junior smiles and displays a caught fish, while U.S. citizens walk in (sic) 'waste' deep water covering the streets


THEY Took Your Jobs

THEY Took Your Homes

THEY Took Your Money

THEY Started Illegal Wars

THEY Destroyed the Economy

THEY Murdered Women, Children, & Military

THEY Put Martha Stewart & Tommy Chong In Jail

and... THEY

Held the Teachers Accountable!

Wanted for Mass Murder = The Bush Regime

This EVIL Good Ol' Boy Network Brought Disgrace to the United States & Walk Free Today with Supreme Court help and Politician Approval !

What would it take for "The People" to understand their lives would be incredibly better and far less complicated if:

was a 'valid choice' on voter ballots?

Nobody for President

Undone Lullaby ~ DJ Schmolli ~

Katy Perry Vs Little Mix - This Is How We Word Up
Mashup By V.Sigma/ Video Edit By Panos T. ~

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS: The Tar Sands Sell-Out
~ Alberta, Canada ~ and then
remember this:

Shell accused of strategy risking catastrophic climate change
Shell accused of strategy risking catastrophic climate change

The iPhone bug that lets anyone crash your phone with a text message

Wi-Fi hack creates 'no iOS zone' that cripples iPhones and iPads

Feeling smug that your iPhone can't be hacked? Not so fast...

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United State Cafe ~ Historic Haight/Ashbury Coffee House, San Francisco, California

Gallery FaireUnited State Cafe sign
Gallery Faire and the United State Cafe~DC

1975 United State Cafe
Complete MP3 Music Sets
Sound & Recording by C. Spangler

Keith Lampe A.K.A. Ponderosa Pine ~ July 29, 1975: Tuesday Night Class
83.4 MB =

Robin Kilgore ~ August 02, 1975
91.1MB =

Jumpin Jupiter ~ August 09, 1975
136.9 MB =

Gabriel Gladstar ~ August 12, 1975
101.6 MB =

Happy Valley String Band ~ August 13, 1975
75.3 MB =

Honey Creek ~ August 26, 1975
43.6 MB =

These recordings were never intended to be professional. They are a reminder of the bands and music I loved. Unfortunately, I was not able to record all of the people who performed at the United State Cafe. More U.S. Cafe recordings and MP3 music located on the Podcast page ... Curtis

Racist Google Maps

"Some inappropriate results are surfacing in Google Maps that should not be, and we apologise for any offence this may have caused. Our teams are working to fix this issue quickly," a Google spokesperson said in a statement. It has not explained why the results are occurring.

At the time of writing, the racist search results had not been fixed. They were first exposed by the Washington Post on Tuesday.

Google Racist Maps, ETC

Google Maps hides an image of the Android robot urinating on Apple

Google to put health information directly into search results

How to stop using Google - for search, email, video, maps and more

Google warned to change search results or face court over antitrust issues

Google Racist Maps, ETC

Tweets to appear in Google search results in real time

Google breaks 2005 promise never to show banner ads on search results

Google Instant means search results before you finish typing

Why do we ignore 'real-time' results from Google search?

Cancer radiation mask
Google Is Evil

Hexapod: Best of Dance 2009 ~ from DATEC ~

Letting Shell drill in Arctic could lead to catastrophic oil spill, experts warn
Humans ~ Our Next Fossil Fuel

Keep it in the ground

Fossil fuel divestment

The real story behind Shell's climate change rhetoric

Big Oil Gets $10,000,000
(ten million) Per Minute
Of Your Tax Dollars
Funded By Politicians

Fossil fuel companies are benefitting from global subsidies of $5.3 trillion (£3.4 trillion) a year, equivalent to $10 million a minute every day, according to a startling new estimate by the International Monetary Fund.

The IMF calls the revelation "shocking" and says the figure is an “extremely robust” estimate of the true cost of fossil fuels. The $5.3tn subsidy estimated for 2015 is greater than the total health spending of all the world’s governments.

The vast sum is largely due to polluters not paying the costs imposed on governments by the burning of coal, oil and gas. These include the harm caused to local populations by air pollution as well as to people across the globe affected by the floods, droughts and storms being driven by climate change. [Click to continue reading]

Speaking of Oil

Bush Family Fortunes:
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

The Oil: Bush family members use money to gain political office and then use the office to gain even more money, dating back to Senator Prescott Bush who funded the family’s entry into the oil business, citing the example of Bush’s Harken Energy winning a contract to drill in the Persian Gulf thanks he alleges to Bush Snr’s presidency. [Click to continue reading]

Speaking of Prescott Bush

How Bush's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power

Rumours of a link between the US first family and the Nazi war machine have circulated for decades. Now the Guardian can reveal how repercussions of events that culminated in action under the Trading with the Enemy Act are still being felt by today's president

Ben Aris in Berlin and Duncan Campbell in Washington, 25 September 2004
The Guardian Source:

George Bush's grandfather, the late US senator Prescott Bush, was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from their involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany.

The Guardian has obtained confirmation from newly discovered files in the US National Archives that a firm of which Prescott Bush was a director was involved with the financial architects of Nazism.

His business dealings, which continued until his company's assets were seized in 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act, has led more than 60 years later to a civil action for damages being brought in Germany against the Bush family by two former slave labourers at Auschwitz and to a hum of pre-election controversy.

The evidence has also prompted one former US Nazi war crimes prosecutor to argue that the late senator's action should have been grounds for prosecution for giving aid and comfort to the enemy.

The debate over Prescott Bush's behaviour has been bubbling under the surface for some time. There has been a steady internet chatter about the "Bush/Nazi" connection, much of it inaccurate and unfair. But the new documents, many of which were only declassified last year, show that even after America had entered the war and when there was already significant information about the Nazis' plans and policies, he worked for and profited from companies closely involved with the very German businesses that financed Hitler's rise to power. It has also been suggested that the money he made from these dealings helped to establish the Bush family fortune and set up its political dynasty.

Remarkably, little of Bush's dealings with Germany has received public scrutiny, partly because of the secret status of the documentation involving him. But now the multibillion dollar legal action for damages by two Holocaust survivors against the Bush family, and the imminent publication of three books on the subject are threatening to make Prescott Bush's business history an uncomfortable issue for his grandson, George W, as he seeks re-election.

While there is no suggestion that Prescott Bush was sympathetic to the Nazi cause, the documents reveal that the firm he worked for, Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH), acted as a US base for the German industrialist, Fritz Thyssen, who helped finance Hitler in the 1930s before falling out with him at the end of the decade. The Guardian has seen evidence that shows Bush was the director of the New York-based Union Banking Corporation (UBC) that represented Thyssen's US interests and he continued to work for the bank after America entered the war.


Bush was also on the board of at least one of the companies that formed part of a multinational network of front companies to allow Thyssen to move assets around the world.

Thyssen owned the largest steel and coal company in Germany and grew rich from Hitler's efforts to re-arm between the two world wars. One of the pillars in Thyssen's international corporate web, UBC, worked exclusively for, and was owned by, a Thyssen-controlled bank in the Netherlands. More tantalising are Bush's links to the Consolidated Silesian Steel Company (CSSC), based in mineral rich Silesia on the German-Polish border. During the war, the company made use of Nazi slave labour from the concentration camps, including Auschwitz. The ownership of CSSC changed hands several times in the 1930s, but documents from the US National Archive declassified last year link Bush to CSSC, although it is not clear if he and UBC were still involved in the company when Thyssen's American assets were seized in 1942.

Three sets of archives spell out Prescott Bush's involvement. All three are readily available, thanks to the efficient US archive system and a helpful and dedicated staff at both the Library of Congress in Washington and the National Archives at the University of Maryland.

The first set of files, the Harriman papers in the Library of Congress, show that Prescott Bush was a director and shareholder of a number of companies involved with Thyssen.

The second set of papers, which are in the National Archives, are contained in vesting order number 248 which records the seizure of the company assets. What these files show is that on October 20 1942 the alien property custodian seized the assets of the UBC, of which Prescott Bush was a director. Having gone through the books of the bank, further seizures were made against two affiliates, the Holland-American Trading Corporation and the Seamless Steel Equipment Corporation. By November, the Silesian-American Company, another of Prescott Bush's ventures, had also been seized.

The third set of documents, also at the National Archives, are contained in the files on IG Farben, who was prosecuted for war crimes.

A report issued by the Office of Alien Property Custodian in 1942 stated of the companies that "since 1939, these (steel and mining) properties have been in possession of and have been operated by the German government and have undoubtedly been of considerable assistance to that country's war effort".

Prescott Bush, a 6ft 4in charmer with a rich singing voice, was the founder of the Bush political dynasty and was once considered a potential presidential candidate himself. Like his son, George, and grandson, George W, he went to Yale where he was, again like his descendants, a member of the secretive and influential Skull and Bones student society. He was an artillery captain in the first world war and married Dorothy Walker, the daughter of George Herbert Walker, in 1921.

In 1924, his father-in-law, a well-known St Louis investment banker, helped set him up in business in New York with Averill Harriman, the wealthy son of railroad magnate E H Harriman in New York, who had gone into banking.

One of the first jobs Walker gave Bush was to manage UBC. Bush was a founding member of the bank and the incorporation documents, which list him as one of seven directors, show he owned one share in UBC worth $125.

The bank was set up by Harriman and Bush's father-in-law to provide a US bank for the Thyssens, Germany's most powerful industrial family.

August Thyssen, the founder of the dynasty had been a major contributor to Germany's first world war effort and in the 1920s, he and his sons Fritz and Heinrich established a network of overseas banks and companies so their assets and money could be whisked offshore if threatened again.

By the time Fritz Thyssen inherited the business empire in 1926, Germany's economic recovery was faltering. After hearing Adolf Hitler speak, Thyssen became mesmerised by the young firebrand. He joined the Nazi party in December 1931 and admits backing Hitler in his autobiography, I Paid Hitler, when the National Socialists were still a radical fringe party. He stepped in several times to bail out the struggling party: in 1928 Thyssen had bought the Barlow Palace on Briennerstrasse, in Munich, which Hitler converted into the Brown House, the headquarters of the Nazi party. The money came from another Thyssen overseas institution, the Bank voor Handel en Scheepvarrt in Rotterdam.

By the late 1930s, Brown Brothers Harriman, which claimed to be the world's largest private investment bank, and UBC had bought and shipped millions of dollars of gold, fuel, steel, coal and US treasury bonds to Germany, both feeding and financing Hitler's build-up to war.

Between 1931 and 1933 UBC bought more than $8m worth of gold, of which $3m was shipped abroad. According to documents seen by the Guardian, after UBC was set up it transferred $2m to BBH accounts and between 1924 and 1940 the assets of UBC hovered around $3m, dropping to $1m only on a few occasions.

In 1941, Thyssen fled Germany after falling out with Hitler but he was captured in France and detained for the remainder of the war.

There was nothing illegal in doing business with the Thyssens throughout the 1930s and many of America's best-known business names invested heavily in the German economic recovery. However, everything changed after Germany invaded Poland in 1939. Even then it could be argued that BBH was within its rights continuing business relations with the Thyssens until the end of 1941 as the US was still technically neutral until the attack on Pearl Harbor. The trouble started on July 30 1942 when the New York Herald-Tribune ran an article entitled "Hitler's Angel Has $3m in US Bank". UBC's huge gold purchases had raised suspicions that the bank was in fact a "secret nest egg" hidden in New York for Thyssen and other Nazi bigwigs. The Alien Property Commission (APC) launched an investigation.

There is no dispute over the fact that the US government seized a string of assets controlled by BBH - including UBC and SAC - in the autumn of 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy act. What is in dispute is if Harriman, Walker and Bush did more than own these companies on paper.

Erwin May, a treasury attache and officer for the department of investigation in the APC, was assigned to look into UBC's business. The first fact to emerge was that Roland Harriman, Prescott Bush and the other directors didn't actually own their shares in UBC but merely held them on behalf of Bank voor Handel. Strangely, no one seemed to know who owned the Rotterdam-based bank, including UBC's president.

May wrote in his report of August 16 1941: "Union Banking Corporation, incorporated August 4 1924, is wholly owned by the Bank voor Handel en Scheepvaart N.V of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. My investigation has produced no evidence as to the ownership of the Dutch bank. Mr Cornelis [sic] Lievense, president of UBC, claims no knowledge as to the ownership of the Bank voor Handel but believes it possible that Baron Heinrich Thyssen, brother of Fritz Thyssen, may own a substantial interest."

May cleared the bank of holding a golden nest egg for the Nazi leaders but went on to describe a network of companies spreading out from UBC across Europe, America and Canada, and how money from voor Handel travelled to these companies through UBC.

By September May had traced the origins of the non-American board members and found that Dutchman HJ Kouwenhoven - who met with Harriman in 1924 to set up UBC - had several other jobs: in addition to being the managing director of voor Handel he was also the director of the August Thyssen bank in Berlin and a director of Fritz Thyssen's Union Steel Works, the holding company that controlled Thyssen's steel and coal mine empire in Germany.

Within a few weeks, Homer Jones, the chief of the APC investigation and research division sent a memo to the executive committee of APC recommending the US government vest UBC and its assets. Jones named the directors of the bank in the memo, including Prescott Bush's name, and wrote: "Said stock is held by the above named individuals, however, solely as nominees for the Bank voor Handel, Rotterdam, Holland, which is owned by one or more of the Thyssen family, nationals of Germany and Hungary. The 4,000 shares hereinbefore set out are therefore beneficially owned and help for the interests of enemy nationals, and are vestible by the APC," according to the memo from the National Archives seen by the Guardian.


Jones recommended that the assets be liquidated for the benefit of the government, but instead UBC was maintained intact and eventually returned to the American shareholders after the war. Some claim that Bush sold his share in UBC after the war for $1.5m - a huge amount of money at the time - but there is no documentary evidence to support this claim. No further action was ever taken nor was the investigation continued, despite the fact UBC was caught red-handed operating a American shell company for the Thyssen family eight months after America had entered the war and that this was the bank that had partly financed Hitler's rise to power.

The most tantalising part of the story remains shrouded in mystery: the connection, if any, between Prescott Bush, Thyssen, Consolidated Silesian Steel Company (CSSC) and Auschwitz.

Thyssen's partner in United Steel Works, which had coal mines and steel plants across the region, was Friedrich Flick, another steel magnate who also owned part of IG Farben, the powerful German chemical company.

Flick's plants in Poland made heavy use of slave labour from the concentration camps in Poland. According to a New York Times article published in March 18 1934 Flick owned two-thirds of CSSC while "American interests" held the rest.

The US National Archive documents show that BBH's involvement with CSSC was more than simply holding the shares in the mid-1930s. Bush's friend and fellow "bonesman" Knight Woolley, another partner at BBH, wrote to Averill Harriman in January 1933 warning of problems with CSSC after the Poles started their drive to nationalise the plant. "The Consolidated Silesian Steel Company situation has become increasingly complicated, and I have accordingly brought in Sullivan and Cromwell, in order to be sure that our interests are protected," wrote Knight. "After studying the situation Foster Dulles is insisting that their man in Berlin get into the picture and obtain the information which the directors here should have. You will recall that Foster is a director and he is particularly anxious to be certain that there is no liability attaching to the American directors."

But the ownership of the CSSC between 1939 when the Germans invaded Poland and 1942 when the US government vested UBC and SAC is not clear.

"SAC held coal mines and definitely owned CSSC between 1934 and 1935, but when SAC was vested there was no trace of CSSC. All concrete evidence of its ownership disappears after 1935 and there are only a few traces in 1938 and 1939," says Eva Schweitzer, the journalist and author whose book, America and the Holocaust, is published next month.

Silesia was quickly made part of the German Reich after the invasion, but while Polish factories were seized by the Nazis, those belonging to the still neutral Americans (and some other nationals) were treated more carefully as Hitler was still hoping to persuade the US to at least sit out the war as a neutral country. Schweitzer says American interests were dealt with on a case-by-case basis. The Nazis bought some out, but not others.

The two Holocaust survivors suing the US government and the Bush family for a total of $40bn in compensation claim both materially benefited from Auschwitz slave labour during the second world war.

Kurt Julius Goldstein, 87, and Peter Gingold, 85, began a class action in America in 2001, but the case was thrown out by Judge Rosemary Collier on the grounds that the government cannot be held liable under the principle of "state sovereignty".

Jan Lissmann, one of the lawyers for the survivors, said: "President Bush withdrew President Bill Clinton's signature from the treaty [that founded the court] not only to protect Americans, but also to protect himself and his family."

Lissmann argues that genocide-related cases are covered by international law, which does hold governments accountable for their actions. He claims the ruling was invalid as no hearing took place.

In their claims, Mr Goldstein and Mr Gingold, honorary chairman of the League of Anti-fascists, suggest the Americans were aware of what was happening at Auschwitz and should have bombed the camp.

The lawyers also filed a motion in The Hague asking for an opinion on whether state sovereignty is a valid reason for refusing to hear their case. A ruling is expected within a month.

The petition to The Hague states: "From April 1944 on, the American Air Force could have destroyed the camp with air raids, as well as the railway bridges and railway lines from Hungary to Auschwitz. The murder of about 400,000 Hungarian Holocaust victims could have been prevented."

The case is built around a January 22 1944 executive order signed by President Franklin Roosevelt calling on the government to take all measures to rescue the European Jews. The lawyers claim the order was ignored because of pressure brought by a group of big American companies, including BBH, where Prescott Bush was a director.

Lissmann said: "If we have a positive ruling from the court it will cause [president] Bush huge problems and make him personally liable to pay compensation."

The US government and the Bush family deny all the claims against them.

In addition to Eva Schweitzer's book, two other books are about to be published that raise the subject of Prescott Bush's business history. The author of the second book, to be published next year, John Loftus, is a former US attorney who prosecuted Nazi war criminals in the 70s. Now living in St Petersburg, Florida and earning his living as a security commentator for Fox News and ABC radio, Loftus is working on a novel which uses some of the material he has uncovered on Bush. Loftus stressed that what Prescott Bush was involved in was just what many other American and British businessmen were doing at the time.

"You can't blame Bush for what his grandfather did any more than you can blame Jack Kennedy for what his father did - bought Nazi stocks - but what is important is the cover-up, how it could have gone on so successfully for half a century, and does that have implications for us today?" he said.

"This was the mechanism by which Hitler was funded to come to power, this was the mechanism by which the Third Reich's defence industry was re-armed, this was the mechanism by which Nazi profits were repatriated back to the American owners, this was the mechanism by which investigations into the financial laundering of the Third Reich were blunted," said Loftus, who is vice-chairman of the Holocaust Museum in St Petersburg.

"The Union Banking Corporation was a holding company for the Nazis, for Fritz Thyssen," said Loftus. "At various times, the Bush family has tried to spin it, saying they were owned by a Dutch bank and it wasn't until the Nazis took over Holland that they realised that now the Nazis controlled the apparent company and that is why the Bush supporters claim when the war was over they got their money back. Both the American treasury investigations and the intelligence investigations in Europe completely bely that, it's absolute horseshit. They always knew who the ultimate beneficiaries were."

"There is no one left alive who could be prosecuted but they did get away with it," said Loftus. "As a former federal prosecutor, I would make a case for Prescott Bush, his father-in-law (George Walker) and Averill Harriman [to be prosecuted] for giving aid and comfort to the enemy. They remained on the boards of these companies knowing that they were of financial benefit to the nation of Germany."

Loftus said Prescott Bush must have been aware of what was happening in Germany at the time. "My take on him was that he was a not terribly successful in-law who did what Herbert Walker told him to. Walker and Harriman were the two evil geniuses, they didn't care about the Nazis any more than they cared about their investments with the Bolsheviks."

What is also at issue is how much money Bush made from his involvement. His supporters suggest that he had one token share. Loftus disputes this, citing sources in "the banking and intelligence communities" and suggesting that the Bush family, through George Herbert Walker and Prescott, got $1.5m out of the involvement. There is, however, no paper trail to this sum.

The third person going into print on the subject is John Buchanan, 54, a Miami-based magazine journalist who started examining the files while working on a screenplay. Last year, Buchanan published his findings in the venerable but small-circulation New Hampshire Gazette under the headline "Documents in National Archives Prove George Bush's Grandfather Traded With the Nazis - Even After Pearl Harbor". He expands on this in his book to be published next month - Fixing America: Breaking the Stranglehold of Corporate Rule, Big Media and the Religious Right.

In the article, Buchanan, who has worked mainly in the trade and music press with a spell as a muckraking reporter in Miami, claimed that "the essential facts have appeared on the internet and in relatively obscure books but were dismissed by the media and Bush family as undocumented diatribes".

Buchanan suffers from hypermania, a form of manic depression, and when he found himself rebuffed in his initial efforts to interest the media, he responded with a series of threats against the journalists and media outlets that had spurned him. The threats, contained in e-mails, suggested that he would expose the journalists as "traitors to the truth".

Unsurprisingly, he soon had difficulty getting his calls returned. Most seriously, he faced aggravated stalking charges in Miami, in connection with a man with whom he had fallen out over the best way to publicise his findings. The charges were dropped last month.


Buchanan said he regretted his behaviour had damaged his credibility but his main aim was to secure publicity for the story. Both Loftus and Schweitzer say Buchanan has come up with previously undisclosed documentation.

The Bush family have largely responded with no comment to any reference to Prescott Bush. Brown Brothers Harriman also declined to comment.

The Bush family recently approved a flattering biography of Prescott Bush entitled Duty, Honour, Country by Mickey Herskowitz. The publishers, Rutledge Hill Press, promised the book would "deal honestly with Prescott Bush's alleged business relationships with Nazi industrialists and other accusations".

In fact, the allegations are dealt with in less than two pages. The book refers to the Herald-Tribune story by saying that "a person of less established ethics would have panicked ... Bush and his partners at Brown Brothers Harriman informed the government regulators that the account, opened in the late 1930s, was 'an unpaid courtesy for a client' ... Prescott Bush acted quickly and openly on behalf of the firm, served well by a reputation that had never been compromised. He made available all records and all documents. Viewed six decades later in the era of serial corporate scandals and shattered careers, he received what can be viewed as the ultimate clean bill."

The Prescott Bush story has been condemned by both conservatives and some liberals as having nothing to do with the current president. It has also been suggested that Prescott Bush had little to do with Averill Harriman and that the two men opposed each other politically.

However, documents from the Harriman papers include a flattering wartime profile of Harriman in the New York Journal American and next to it in the files is a letter to the financial editor of that paper from Prescott Bush congratulating the paper for running the profile. He added that Harriman's "performance and his whole attitude has been a source of inspiration and pride to his partners and his friends".

The Anti-Defamation League in the US is supportive of Prescott Bush and the Bush family. In a statement last year they said that "rumours about the alleged Nazi 'ties' of the late Prescott Bush ... have circulated widely through the internet in recent years. These charges are untenable and politically motivated ... Prescott Bush was neither a Nazi nor a Nazi sympathiser."

However, one of the country's oldest Jewish publications, the Jewish Advocate, has aired the controversy in detail.

More than 60 years after Prescott Bush came briefly under scrutiny at the time of a faraway war, his grandson is facing a different kind of scrutiny but one underpinned by the same perception that, for some people, war can be a profitable business.

Patriot Act ~ Telecrimes ~ Corporate Death Penalty ~ Drop Dead ~ Stupid Activists ~ They/Them

Dungen live at Trädgården, Stockholm 22/08/13 ~
Video by Valerie Toumayan ~ Dungen's Home Page

How we sold our souls
~ and more ~ to the internet giants

From TVs that listen in on us to a doll that records your child's questions, data collection has become both dangerously intrusive and highly profitable. Is it time for governments to act to curb online surveillance?

The Hello Barbie doll has attracted controversy for the way it records children's questions, which are then marketed to third parties.
The Hello Barbie doll has attracted controversy for the way it records
children's questions, which are then marketed to third parties.

Bruce Schneier, Sunday 17 May 2015 06.00 EDT, Article Source

Last year, when my refrigerator broke, the repair man replaced the computer that controls it. I realised that I had been thinking about the refrigerator backwards: it's not a refrigerator with a computer, it's a computer that keeps food cold. Just like that, everything is turning into a computer. Your phone is a computer that makes calls. Your car is a computer with wheels and an engine. Your oven is a computer that cooks lasagne. Your camera is a computer that takes pictures. Even our pets and livestock are now regularly chipped; my cat could be considered a computer that sleeps in the sun all day.

Computers are being embedded into all sort of products that connect to the internet. Nest, which Google purchased last year for more than $3bn, makes an internet-enabled thermostat. You can buy a smart air conditioner that learns your preferences and maximises energy efficiency. Fitness tracking devices, such as Fitbit or Jawbone, collect information about your movements, awake and asleep, and use that to analyse both your exercise and sleep habits. Many medical devices are starting to be internet-enabled, collecting and reporting a variety of biometric data. There are – or will be soon – devices that continually measure our vital signs, moods and brain activity.

This year, we have had two surprising stories of technology monitoring our activity: Samsung televisions that listen to conversations in the room and send them elsewhere for transcription – just in case someone is telling the TV to change the channel – and a Barbie that records your child's questions and sells them to third parties.

All these computers produce data about what they're doing and a lot of it is surveillance data. It's the location of your phone, who you're talking to and what you're saying, what you're searching and writing. It's your heart rate. Corporations gather, store and analyse this data, often without our knowledge, and typically without our consent. Based on this data, they draw conclusions about us that we might disagree with or object to and that can affect our lives in profound ways. We may not like to admit it, but we are under mass surveillance.

Internet surveillance has evolved into a shockingly extensive, robust and profitable surveillance architecture. You are being tracked pretty much everywhere you go, by many companies and data brokers: 10 different companies on one website, a dozen on another. Facebook tracks you on every site with a Facebook Like button (whether you're logged in to Facebook or not), while Google tracks you on every site that has a Google Plus g+ button or that uses Google Analytics to monitor its own web traffic.

Illustration by Tomi Umi
Illustration by Tomi Umi

Most of the companies tracking you have names you've never heard of: Rubicon Project, AdSonar, Quantcast, Undertone, Traffic Marketplace. If you want to see who's tracking you, install one of the browser plug-ins that let you monitor cookies. I guarantee you will be startled. One reporter discovered that 105 different companies tracked his internet use during one 36-hour period. In 2010, the seemingly innocuous site installed more than 200 tracking cookies on your browser when you visited.

It's no different on your smartphone. The apps there track you as well. They track your location and sometimes download your address book, calendar, bookmarks and search history. In 2013, the rapper Jay Z and Samsung teamed up to offer people who downloaded an app the ability to hear the new Jay Z album before release. The app required that users give Samsung consent to view all accounts on the phone, track its location and who the user was talking to. The Angry Birds game even collects location data when you're NOT playing. It's less Big Brother and more hundreds of tittletattle little brothers.

Most internet surveillance data is inherently anonymous, but companies are increasingly able to correlate the information gathered with other information that positively identifies us. You identify yourself willingly to lots of internet services. Often you do this with only a username, but increasingly usernames can be tied to your real name. Google tried to enforce this with its "real name policy", which required users register for Google Plus with their legal names, until it rescinded that policy in 2014. Facebook pretty much demands real names. Whenever you use your credit card number to buy something, your real identity is tied to any cookies set by companies involved in that transaction. And any browsing you do on your smartphone is tied to you as the phone's owner, although the website might not know it.

Surveillance is the business model of the internet for two primary reasons: people like free and people like convenient. The truth is, though, that people aren't given much of a choice. It's either surveillance or nothing and the surveillance is conveniently invisible so you don't have to think about it. And it's all possible because laws have failed to keep up with changes in business practices.

In general, privacy is something people tend to undervalue until they don't have it anymore. Arguments such as "I have nothing to hide" are common, but aren't really true. People living under constant surveillance quickly realise that privacy isn't about having something to hide. It's about individuality and personal autonomy. It's about being able to decide who to reveal yourself to and under what terms. It's about being free to be an individual and not having to constantly justify yourself to some overseer.

This tendency to undervalue privacy is exacerbated by companies deliberately making sure that privacy is not salient to users. When you log on to Facebook, you don't think about how much personal information you're revealing to the company; you chat with your friends. When you wake up in the morning, you don't think about how you're going to allow a bunch of companies to track you throughout the day; you just put your cell phone in your pocket.

But by accepting surveillance-based business models, we hand over even more power to the powerful. Google controls two-thirds of the US search market. Almost three-quarters of all internet users have Facebook accounts. Amazon controls about 30% of the US book market, and 70% of the ebook market. Comcast owns about 25% of the US broadband market. These companies have enormous power and control over us simply because of their economic position.

Our relationship with many of the internet companies we rely on is not a traditional company-customer relationship. That's primarily because we're not customers – we're products those companies sell to their real customers. The companies are analogous to feudal lords and we are their vassals, peasants and – on a bad day – serfs. We are tenant farmers for these companies, working on their land by producing data that they in turn sell for profit.

Yes, it's a metaphor, but it often really feels like that. Some people have pledged allegiance to Google. They have Gmail accounts, use Google Calendar and Google Docs and have Android phones. Others have pledged similar allegiance to Apple. They have iMacs, iPhones and iPads and let iCloud automatically synchronise and back up everything. Still others let Microsoft do it all. Some of us have pretty much abandoned email altogether for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We might prefer one feudal lord to the others. We might distribute our allegiance among several of these companies or studiously avoid a particular one we don't like. Regardless, it's becoming increasingly difficult to avoid pledging allegiance to at least one of them.

After all, customers get a lot of value out of having feudal lords. It's simply easier and safer for someone else to hold our data and manage our devices. We like having someone else take care of our device configurations, software management, and data storage. We like it when we can access our email anywhere, from any computer, and we like it that Facebook just works, from any device, anywhere. We want our calendar entries to appear automatically on all our devices. Cloud storage sites do a better job of backing up our photos and files than we can manage by ourselves; Apple has done a great job of keeping malware out of its iPhone app store. We like automatic security updates and automatic backups; the companies do a better job of protecting our devices than we ever did. And we're really happy when, after we lose a smartphone and buy a new one, all of our data reappears on it at the push of a button.

Fitness trackers might reveal more than their users want. Photograph: Katherine Anne Rose for the Observer
Fitness trackers might reveal more than their users want.
Photograph: Katherine Anne Rose for the Observer

In this new world of computing, we're no longer expected to manage our computing environment. We trust the feudal lords to treat us well and protect us from harm. It's all a result of two technological trends.

The first is the rise of cloud computing. Basically, our data is no longer stored and processed on our computers. That all happens on servers owned by many different companies. The result is that we no longer control our data. These companies access our data—both content and metadata—for whatever profitable purpose they want. They have carefully crafted terms of service that dictate what sorts of data we can store on their systems, and can delete our entire accounts if they believe we violate them. And they turn our data over to law enforcement without our knowledge or consent. Potentially even worse, our data might be stored on computers in a country whose data protection laws are less than rigorous.

The second trend is the rise of user devices that are managed closely by their vendors: iPhones, iPads, Android phones, Kindles, ChromeBooks, and the like. The result is that we no longer control our computing environment. We have ceded control over what we can see, what we can do, and what we can use. Apple has rules about what software can be installed on iOS devices. You can load your own documents onto your Kindle, but Amazon is able to delete books it has already sold you. In 2009, Amazon automatically deleted some editions of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four from users' Kindles because of a copyright issue. I know, you just couldn't write this stuff any more ironically.

It's not just hardware. It's getting hard to just buy a piece of software and use it on your computer in any way you like. Increasingly, vendors are moving to a subscription model—Adobe did that with Creative Cloud in 2013—that gives the vendor much more control. Microsoft hasn't yet given up on a purchase model, but is making its MS Office subscription very attractive. And Office 365's option of storing your documents in the Microsoft cloud is hard to turn off. Companies are pushing us in this direction because it makes us more profitable as customers or users.

Given current laws, trust is our only option. There are no consistent or predictable rules. We have no control over the actions of these companies. I can't negotiate the rules regarding when Yahoo will access my photos on Flickr. I can't demand greater security for my presentations on Prezi or my task list on Trello. I don't even know the cloud providers to whom those companies have outsourced their infrastructures. If any of those companies delete my data, I don't have the right to demand it back. If any of those companies give the government access to my data, I have no recourse. And if I decide to abandon those services, chances are I can't easily take my data with me.

Political scientist Henry Farrell observed: "Much of our life is conducted online, which is another way of saying that much of our life is conducted under rules set by large private businesses, which are subject neither to much regulation nor much real market competition."

The common defence is something like "business is business". No one is forced to join Facebook or use Google search or buy an iPhone. Potential customers are choosing to enter into these quasi-feudal user relationships because of the enormous value they receive from them. If they don't like it, goes the argument, they shouldn't do it.

This advice is not practical. It's not reasonable to tell people that if they don't like their data being collected, they shouldn't email, shop online, use Facebook or have a mobile phone. I can't imagine students getting through school anymore without an internet search or Wikipedia, much less finding a job afterwards. These are the tools of modern life. They're necessary to a career and a social life. Opting out just isn't a viable choice for most of us, most of the time; it violates what have become very real norms of contemporary life.

Right now, choosing among providers is not a choice between surveillance or no surveillance, but only a choice of which feudal lords get to spy on you. This won't change until we have laws to protect both us and our data from these sorts of relationships. Data is power and those that have our data have power over us. It's time for government to step in and balance things out.

Adapted from Data and Goliath by Bruce Schneier, published by Norton Books. To order a copy for £17.99 go to Bruce Schneier is a security technologist and CTO of Resilient Systems Inc. He blogs at, and tweets at @schneierblog

Wavy Gravy ~ Clown, Comic, Artist, Nobody's Fool

Happy 79th Birthday Wavy Gravy

(May 15th) Love FlyingSnail & Friends

Happy Birthday Wavy Gravy (May 15th) ~ Love Flying Snail and friends
Wavy Gravy @ Flying Snail Ranch ~ Photograph by: C. Spangler

BB King dies in Las Vegas aged 89

King of the Blues who influenced a generation of musicians and won 15 Grammy awards, dies in his sleep at home

B.B. King Remembers, from Mississippi Blues Commission ~

Wavy Gravy and B.B. King

Wavy Gravy (born Hugh Nanton Romney, May 15, 1936) is an American entertainer and activist for peace, best known for his hippie appearance, personality and countercultural beliefs. His moniker (the name he uses day to day) was given to him by B.B. King at the Texas International Pop Festival in 1969. "It's worked pretty well through my life," he says, "except with telephone operators – I have to say 'Gravy, first initial W.

BB King Live At The Montreux, from Andaya ~



Wavy Gravy's 79th Birthday

Sunday, May 17th, 3:00 ~ 10:00PM

Sonoma Mountain Event Center
Sonoma County's 100% solar powered outdoor venue
1100 Valley House Dr. in Rohnert Park
(45 miles north of San Francisco, 4 miles from Hwy 101, North Petaluma Blvd. exit)

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

An American indie folk band formed in Los Angeles in 2007. Led by lead vocalist Alex Ebert, the group features a revolving lineup of up to 12 people. The band's name is based on a story Ebert wrote about a messianic figure named Edward Sharpe. Drawing from roots rock, folk, gospel, and psychedelic music, the band's image and sound evoke the hippie movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Their first album came out in 2009 and included the platinum selling song "Home". Since then the band has recorded three albums and toured much of the world. They are known for the power of their live shows.

Steve Kimock & Friends

A master of improvisation, Steve Kimock has been inspiring music fans with his transcendent guitar speak, voiced through electric, acoustic, lap and pedal steel guitars for nearly four decades. While one can say that his genre is rock, no one niche has ever confined him. Instead, through the years, he's explored various sounds and styles based on what's moved him at the time, whether it's blues or jazz; funk or folk; psychedelic or boogie; gypsy or prog-rock; traditional American or world fusion. Threaded through this expansive and highly nuanced musical landscape is Kimock's signature sound, the prodigious product of his ability to articulate crystal-clear tone, melody and emotion into intricately woven music crafted with technical brilliance. Steve will be joined by his friends Bobby Vega, Jeff Chimenti, Jay Lane and surprise guests.

The California Honeydrops

The California Honeydrops don't just play music—they throw parties. Led by dynamic vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Lech Wierzynski, and drawing on diverse musical influences from Bay Area R&B, funk, Southern soul, Delta blues, and New Orleans second-line, the Honeydrops bring vibrant energy and infectious dance-party vibes to their shows. They've taken the party all over the world: on 9 European tours, featured slots at such premiere festivals as Monterey Jazz, High Sierra, and Outside Lands, and recent performances supporting B.B. King, Dr. John, Buddy Guy, and Allen Toussaint. Whether in those high-profile performances or in more intimate venues where the band itself can leave the stage and get down on the dance floor, the California Honeydrops' shared vision and purpose remain: to make the audience dance and sing.

Hot Buttered Rum

Hot Buttered Rum is an acoustic jam-grass band made up of five best friends. The group's onstage chemistry fuels the lovefest that is a live HBR show. Hot Buttered Rum's years of touring have given the band the chance to work and play with a wide cross- section of musicians, including Phil Lesh, Chris Thile, Brett Dennen, and Robert Earl Keen. Seasoned veteran Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), acoustic guru Mike Marshall, and left-coast rocker Tim Bluhm have all produced studio albums for the band. Each has guided HBR towards the next step in its evolution. It's a sound that's as tough to describe as it is easy to love, and it has found its way to the most prestigious pop, folk, and bluegrass stages in the country.

Wavy Gravy

Originally known as Hugh Romney, became famous in the counter culture movement when he stood on the stage at Woodstock and announced...." What we have in mind is breakfast in bed for 400,000!" Over the past three + decades, Wavy's primary focus has been Camp Winnarainbow, a circus and performing arts camp for children that he co-directs with his wife Jahanara and raising FUN'ds for Seva Foundation for which he is a founding board member. Wavy is also know as a Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor. Through his good work on behalf of the planet and its least fortunate residents, Wavy Gravy has achieved his own brand of sainthood "Saint Misbehavin", which is the title of the feature length documentary about his life, produced in 2009.

Advance Tickets are $50 - General Admission, $15 - Youth (ages 6-13, under 6 is free), $150 - VIP. VIP tickets include: special parking, access to VIP lounge, a shaded area at the side of the stage with easy access to a restroom, a collectable laminate pass, a limited edition event poster & access to the after show party which includes hors d'oeuvres, a hosted beer & wine bar and a special jam with Hot Buttered Rum.


General Admission Tickets are also available at: Tall Toad Music – Petaluma, The Last Record Store – Santa Rosa, People's Music – Sebastopol, Sally Tomatoes – Rohnert Park

Wavy Gravy marks 79th birthday
with Rohnert Park concert

Wavy Gravy, aka Hugh Romney, will celebrate his birthday with a concert and fundraiser at the Sonoma Mountain Center in Rohnert Park on Sunday, May 17, 2015. ~ JAY BLAKESBERG photo
Wavy Gravy, aka Hugh Romney, will celebrate his birthday with a concert and fundraiser at
the Sonoma Mountain Center in Rohnert Park on Sunday, May 17, 2015. (JAY BLAKESBERG)

By DAN TAYLOR, THE PRESS DEMOCRAT, May 14, 2015, 10:55AM, Article Source

If Wavy Gravy had to write his own job description, he'd call himself a "hippie icon, flower power geezer, temple of accumulated error, camp director and fundraiser, with a small 'd' and a big 'FUN.'"

Born Hugh Romney on May 15, 1936, Wavy Gravy, now mostly famous for being famous, celebrates his 79th birthday today, Friday, May 15 and will mark the occasion in a very public way two days later, on Sunday, May 17 with a birthday bash at the Sonoma Mountain Village Event Center in Rohnert Park.

"What I'll do is emcee, introduce the bands and fill in the lulls with stories of my life and times," said Wavy (never "Mr. Gravy") by phone from his Mendocino County home. "I don't do stand-up comedy anymore, but I'll be quite accessible."

Access is what life is all about for the man who was there when a young Bob Dylan wandered into a Greenwich Village coffee house to sing, enlisted the Grateful Dead to perform at benefit concerts for noble causes (becoming the band's "official clown" from the late 1970s to the '90s) and, as co-founder of the famed Hog Farm activist commune, famously promised "breakfast in bed for 400,000" at the first Woodstock Festival.

Throughout his varied career, Wavy has known and worked with a long list of famous people. His early career was managed by comedian Lenny Bruce. Wavy appeared at New York cabarets with eccentric troubadour Tiny Tim and traveled with author Ken Kesey, a leader of the activist group the Merry Pranksters.

"At Kesey's funeral, I said, 'They say Kesey's dead, but never trust a Prankster," Wavy recalled.

The name Wavy Gravy was given to him by blues star B.B. King during a Texas music festival in 1969.

"We were onstage clowning around, and people were saying things like 'moovey groovy,' " Wavy recalled. "I was lying on the floor when B.B. King came onto the stage and said, 'Are you wavy gravy?"

With his wife, Jahanara Romney, Wavy founded Camp Winnarainbow, a circus and performing arts camp at on the Black Oak Ranch in Laytonville in Mendocino County. His Hog Farm collective is based there, with a headquarters in Berkeley, where he also has a home. With spiritual leader Ram Dass and public health expert Dr. Larry Brilliant, Wavy founded the Seva Foundation, dedicated to restoring sight through cataract operations throughout the world. Sunday's event is a benefit for Seva.

As emcee and guest of honor, Wavy will have some of the region's best-loved bands to introduce at his slightly belated birthday celebration: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Steve Kimock and Friends, the California Honeydrops and Hot Buttered Rum.

While the 1960s dream of universal peace and love hasn't necessarily come true, Wavy remains optimistic about the future, working at Camp Winnarainbow with children and grandchildren of past campers.

"We're not trying to create great circus stars, but universal human beings prepared for life in the 21st century," he said. "We're teaching them how to duck, with a sense of humor."

As for his own personal goals, his terms are even simpler.

"In 21 years," he said. "I'll be 100 years old."

You can reach staff writer Dan Taylor at (707) 521-5243 or

Curtis Spangler and Wavy Gravy October 12, 1976 San Francisco Civic Center Plaza Rally - Photograph by James Stark
Wavy (right) & Curtis, Oct. 12, 1976 - Photo: James Stark ~ Nobody for President

Remembering Emma Goldman
June 15, 1869 ~ May 14, 1940
If I can't dance, I don't want to be in your revolution

Emma Goldman, If I can't dance, I don't want to be in your revolution

Emma Goldman (June 27 [O.S. June 15] 1869 ~ May 14, 1940) has always been one of my heroes. ~@~

She has been described as -- among other things -- "the most dangerous woman in America" and was given credit for the phrase, "If I can't dance, I don't want to be in your revolution."

She was an anarchist known for her political activism, writing, and speeches. She played a pivotal role in the development of anarchist political philosophy in North America and Europe in the first half of the twentieth century.

Born in Kovno in the Russian Empire (present-day Kaunas, Lithuania), Goldman emigrated to the U.S. in 1885 and lived in New York City, where she joined the burgeoning anarchist movement in 1889. Attracted to anarchism after the Haymarket affair, Goldman became a writer and a renowned lecturer on anarchist philosophy, women's rights, and social issues, attracting crowds of thousands. She and anarchist writer Alexander Berkman, her lover and lifelong friend, planned to assassinate industrialist and financier Henry Clay Frick as an act of propaganda of the deed. Although Frick survived the attempt on his life, Berkman was sentenced to twenty-two years in prison. Goldman was imprisoned several times in the years that followed, for "inciting to riot" and illegally distributing information about birth control. In 1906, Goldman founded the anarchist journal Mother Earth.

In 1917, Goldman and Berkman were sentenced to two years in jail for conspiring to "induce persons not to register" for the newly instated draft. After their release from prison, they were arrested -- along with hundreds of others -- and deported to Russia. Initially supportive of that country's Bolshevik revolution, Goldman quickly voiced her opposition to the Soviet use of violence and the repression of independent voices. In 1923, she wrote a book about her experiences, My Disillusionment in Russia. While living in England, Canada, and France, she wrote an autobiography called Living My Life. After the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, she traveled to Spain to support the anarchist revolution there. She died in Toronto on May 14, 1940, aged 70.

During her life, Goldman was lionized as a free-thinking "rebel woman" by admirers, and denounced by critics as an advocate of politically motivated murder and violent revolution. Her writing and lectures spanned a wide variety of issues, including prisons, atheism, freedom of speech, militarism, capitalism, marriage, free love, and homosexuality. Although she distanced herself from first-wave feminism and its efforts toward women's suffrage, she developed new ways of incorporating gender politics into anarchism. After decades of obscurity, Goldman's iconic status was revived in the 1970s, when feminist and anarchist scholars rekindled popular interest in her life. [Continue Reading]

California Day of the Teacher
May 13, 2015

California Day of the Teacher ~ 201505.13
California Day of the Teacher ~ 201505.13

California Teachers: Where School Innovation Begins

This May 13th, educators around the state will mark the 33rd anniversary of California's Day of the Teacher. To honor them and to demonstrate their impact, we have chosen California Teachers: Where School Innovation Begins"as this year's theme. It's a great opportunity for CTA chapters to reach out to local organizations and businesses to strengthen that connection with our communities.

We all know our communities share our goals for quality public schools and recognize public education as being the cornerstone for strong communities. But it's also up to us to build those vital relationships with parents, community organizations, local businesses, other unions, the faith community and seniors. We are all part of that community and we will best succeed when we work together.

California's Day of the Teacher has its roots in the community and is patterned after the celebration of the traditional "El Dia del Maestro,"which is observed in Mexico and Latin America countries. Our California's Day of the Teacher arose out of legislation co-sponsored by CTA and the Association of Mexican American Educators in 1982.

Karl Cohen ~ Association International du Film d'Animation-SF Newsletter

Association International du Film d'Animation
(International Animated Film Association)
May 2015


What Does Winning the OSCAR for Best Animated Feature Really Mean When Most of the Voters Don't Take Animation Too Seriously?

ANIMA BRUSSELS Ushered in the Year of the Sheep in Grand Style, February 13-22, 2015 at the Flagey in Brussels, Belgium by Nancy Denny-Phelps

Was DREAMWORKS HOME Really A Surprise Hit?

A Major Animation Celebration is Being Presented in New York

HEALD COLLEGE, A For-Profit School Has Closed

Several Short Films on the Internet, Plus Lots More News and Information

[Click to continue reading ]

Amestizo (Crazy Horse) ~ Shaman ~ Available Curios

Peyote to LSD: Doorway to the Gods

from Wade Davis via Amestizo

In this feature length documentary, renowned botanist, explorer, and author Wade Davis, follows in the footsteps of his mentor to experience for himself the mind bending discoveries that Schultes brought to the western world. Get an insight into native ceremonies and learn the secrets of shamans and medicine men. Retrace the thrilling exploration that transferred ancient knowledge to the developed world. Finally, visit laboratories in Switzerland to explore the evolution of psychedelic substances from sacred plants to LSD. Legendary writers, musicians, and Beat poets offer insight into the counterculture and mainstream influence of botanical compounds.

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Bloody Thursday ~ May 15, 1969 ~ Berkeley, California


With exception of getting exposed to Berkeley, Cody's Books, Mario Savio, Free Speech Movement, Sexual Freedom League, KPFA during 1964, and later attending a few demonstrations Veterans took part in against U.S. involvement in Vietnam, I ended up into Peace & Love.

I am a Vietnam Veteran, with honorable discharge and recommendation, who volunteered to serve our country during war [or what we were led to believe was war] and ended up becoming more of a Hippy because I was over-educated, liked history, knew none of what was tried in the past worked without people getting hurt, and realized progress was directed in reviewing alternatives to "History Repeating Itself !"

Leading up to the following picture story it is very important to remember:

I was not an activist, in anyway,
or involved with activism.

... I was too busy having Hippie fun and writing some of the first major computer systems used on an IBM 360/20 (period).

Peoples Park 1969 ~

May 15, 1969 - Bloody Thursday
Republicans, with Democrat Support, Authorize Murder of Students:
Orders issued by Ronald W. Reagan and Richard M. Nixon

You have probably seen the above title posted here over the years and here is why.

Early on Thursday morning May 15, 1969, after returning from an "Angels of Light" party with Allen Ginsberg, who was into his "Home, Home, Home," harmonium, Blake phase, a friend and I drank what we thought was a half bottle of orange juice someone had left in the refrigerator.

Just as we were 'downing' the last gulp of juice, a boyfriend of one of the women at the house came into the kitchen and said, "Where did you get that juice from?"

As it turned out, the orange juice contained a quarter ounce of mescaline sulfate and we were on our way to being thoroughly dosed.

Seeing it was going to be one of those 'sunshine daydream' mornings, we headed down Telegraph Ave. toward UC Berkeley, where we would take a right at the clock tower, walk up to Tilden Park, and hang out at the lake for the day.

About one half block from the campus we heard, what sounded like, gun shots and saw a large group of screaming people running toward us. Not knowing what to do, we began running South with the crowd.

People's Park
Photo: Kathryn Bigelow

***[Click to continue reading about People's Park]***

Missing BBS Files ~ Some of the first Bulletin Board Systems in the United States

Curtis Spangler - The CommuniTree's First Fairwitness - Photograph: FlyingSnail
Curtis Spangler, the CommuniTree's First Fairwitness
Click to visit: The San Francisco CommuniTree ~or~ BBS Index Source

Let's look at some of the earliest electronic virtual communities. This kinship chart shows the origins of the first computer bulletin boards (BBSs) that supported social interaction. Prior to this moment, BBSs messages were organized by alphabetical order, or by date. BBSs were metaphors for physical bulletin boards... objects for the exchange of simple messages, not conversations. Now, in 1978 a group of people in Northern California designed a BBS that used message attachment protocols that facilitated conversations. As a metaphor for this structure they used a tree, firstly because it was based on a principle of computer science called binary tree protocol, and secondly because Northern California near Silicon Valley was a land of hot tubs, Eastern mysticism, and computer hackers, and the organicity that the word "tree" suggested was important to those hackers' worldview.

The story of the life and death of the first CommuniTree tells us how and why the later virtual community systems were designed. The original CommuniTree was designed with the idea that the community it facilitated would be completely free. Anyone could enter any sort of message. In fact, censorship was completely prohibited at the level of the code, of the Tree's program. It worked this way: First, the system operator was prevented from reading messages as they arrived. Second, messages were hard to remove once they were entered. Third, anything could be entered into the system, including so-called control characters, which are not part of the standard alphanumeric set and which can be used to control the operation of the host computer. Lastly, to make sure that no system operator could tamper with the system, the code was written in language called Forth, and not documented. Now Forth is a religion unto itself, and if you know anything about Forth you recognize that this makes the system a total black box -- it's impossible to know anything about how the code works.

CommuniTree went online in 1978. The kinds of conversations they had in there were of a high intellectual and spiritual character. They talked about new philosophies and new religions for post-Enlightenment humanity, the first time such conversations had taken place online.

Now, at the same moment Apple Computer had reached an agreement with the U. S. Government that in return for a tax break, Apple put computers into primary and secondary schools in the U.S., and some of those computers had modems. This meant that quite suddenly a lot of kids could get online. At first both boys and girls had access, but the boys quickly elbowed the girls out of the way -- high tech was men's work. The boys quickly found out CommuniTree's phone number and logged on. They were clearly unimpressed with the high intellectual level of the discourse on CommuniTree, and they expressed their dissatisfaction in ways that were appropriate to their age and linguistic abilities. Now, the hardware of the Tree was the best that Apple had to offer in 1978, it had two floppy disk drives with a combined total of 300 kilobytes of storage. At the time, the folks who designed the Tree said "300K -- we can go on forever. We'll never fill this up." A common BBS today would have at least 100 megabytes of storage, many orders of magnitude greater than the Tree. So it didn't take long for the kids to fill every byte of disk space with every word they could think of that meant shitting or fucking, and then they'd add control characters on top of that, characters that could mess with the program or stop the floppy drives. The sysops couldn't see the messages arriving and couldn't remove them afterward. The Tree was doomed.

One of the participants in the Tree discourse said "Well, the barbarian hordes mowed us down." And the people who were on the Tree ran away, just like the population of a village during a sack. It was a kind of scattering of the tribes. Some of those people went off and designed BBSs of their own that had built into them the elements of control and surveillance that appeared to be necessary to ensure the BBS's survival in a real world that included roaming barbarians. That kind of surveillance and control continues to the present day, built right into the software; we don't think about it much any more.

And that's how, back at the beginning of virtual time, the first virtual community left the Magic Garden, and entered the "real" virtual world in which good had to find ways to coexist with evil.

Paul Krassner ~ The Realist, Writer, Comic, Investigative Satirist

Paul Krassner and C. Spangler
Paul Krassner (left) and Curtis

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Patty Hearst and the Twinkie Murders
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None of the Above should be a choice on voter ballots
Real Patriots Want NONE of the ABOVE As A Valid Choice On Voter Ballots

NSA mass phone
revealed by Edward Snowden
ruled illegal

• Collection of millions of Americans' phone records is ruled unlawful

• Landmark decision by appeals court clears way for full challenge against NSA

The NSA campus in Fort Meade. The bulk collection of telephone metadata was first revealed in 2013 by Edward Snowden. Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP
The NSA campus in Fort Meade. The bulk collection of telephone metadata was
first revealed in 2013 by Edward Snowden. Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP

Dan Roberts in Washington and Spencer Ackerman, 7 May 2015, theguardian source

The US court of appeals has ruled that the bulk collection of telephone metadata is unlawful, in a landmark decision that clears the way for a full legal challenge against the National Security Agency.

A panel of three federal judges for the second circuit overturned an earlier ruling that the controversial surveillance practice first revealed to the US public by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013 could not be subject to judicial review.

But the judges also waded into the charged and ongoing debate over the reauthorization of a key Patriot Act provision currently before US legislators. That provision, which the appeals court ruled the NSA program surpassed, will expire on 1 June amid gridlock in Washington on what to do about it.

The judges opted not to end the domestic bulk collection while Congress decides its fate, calling judicial inaction "a lesser intrusion" on privacy than at the time the case was initially argued.

"In light of the asserted national security interests at stake, we deem it prudent to pause to allow an opportunity for debate in Congress that may (or may not) profoundly alter the legal landscape," the judges ruled.

But they also sent a tacit warning to Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader in the Senate who is pushing to re-authorize the provision, known as Section 215, without modification: "There will be time then to address appellants' constitutional issues."

"We hold that the text of section 215 cannot bear the weight the government asks us to assign to it, and that it does not authorize the telephone metadata program," concluded their judgment.

"Such a monumental shift in our approach to combating terrorism requires a clearer signal from Congress than a recycling of oft‐used language long held in similar contexts to mean something far narrower," the judges added.

"We conclude that to allow the government to collect phone records only because they may become relevant to a possible authorized investigation in the future fails even the permissive 'relevance' test.

"We agree with appellants that the government's argument is 'irreconcilable with the statute's plain text'."

[video at link]

The ruling, one of several in federal courts since the Guardian exposed the domestic bulk collection thanks to Snowden, immediately took on political freight.

Senator Rand Paul, a Republican presidential candidate who has made opposition to over-broad surveillance central to his platform, tweeted: "The phone records of law abiding citizens are none of the NSA's business! Pleased with the ruling this morning."

The White House stressed that it too supported an overhaul of the program, though declined to comment on the blow to the NSA's existing legal authority.

"We are in the process of evaluating the decision handed down this morning," assistant press secretary Ned Price told the Guardian.

"Without commenting on the ruling today, the president has been clear that he believes we should end the Section 215 bulk telephony metadata program as it currently exists by creating an alternative mechanism to preserve the program's essential capabilities without the government holding the bulk data.

"We continue to work closely with members of Congress from both parties to do just that, and we have been encouraged by good progress on bipartisan, bicameral legislation that would implement these important reforms," added Price.

But opponents in Congress were emphatic that the ruling represented a breakthrough in their fight to rein in executive overreach on surveillance.

"Today's court decision reaffirms what I've been saying since the Snowden leaks came to light. Congress never intended Section 215 to allow bulk collection," said Republican Jim Sensenbrenner.

"This program is illegal and based on a blatant misinterpretation of the law. It's time for Congress to pass the USA Freedom Act in order to protect both civil liberties and national security with legally authorized surveillance."

"This is a huge step for individual Americans' rights," added leading Senate critic Ron Wyden.

"Now that this program is finally being examined in the sunlight, the executive branch's claims about its legality and effectiveness are crumbling. The president should end mass surveillance immediately. If not, Congress needs to finish the job and finally end this dragnet."

The American Civil Liberties Union, which led the initial legal challenge against director of national intelligence James Clapper, predicted that its victory on Thursday should force Congress to take a tougher approach.

"The current reform proposals from Congress look anemic in light of the serious issues raised by the second circuit," said the ACLU director, Anthony Romero. "Congress needs to up its reform game if it's going to address the court's concerns."

Leading reformers in the Senate also urged Senator McConnell to allow a vote on the reform-minded USA Freedom Act rather than attempt to simply update existing legislation when it expires in a few days time.

"Congress should not reauthorize a bulk collection program that the court has found to violate the law," said a joint statement from Democratic senator Patrick Leahy and Republican Mike Lee. " We will not consent to any extension of this program … We urge the majority leader to bring the USA Freedom Act up for a vote next week after the House passes it."

But Senator McConnell initially appeared unconvinced despite the court's ruling, insisting that the White House's suggested alternative of having telephone companies retain data rather than the NSA was not an improvement.

"The USA Freedom Act would replace Section 215 with an untested, untried and more cumbersome system," said the Republican majority leader. "It would not end bulk collection of call data. Instead, it would have untrained, corporate employees with uncertain supervision and protocols do the collecting. So it switches this responsibility from the NSA, with total oversight, to corporate employees with uncertain supervision and protocols."

The original ruling against the ACLU from Judge William Pauley, a Clinton appointee to the southern district of New York, argued that al-Qaida's "bold jujitsu" strategy to marry seventh century ideology with 21st century technology made it imperative that government authorities be allowed to push privacy boundaries.

But Thursday's appeal court ruling in New York, by circuit judges Robert Sack and Gerard Lynch and district judge Vernon Broderick, overturns that and forces the district court to hear a full challenge to the constitutionality of the NSA's behavior.

"The government has pointed to no affirmative evidence … that suggests that Congress intended to preclude judicial review," said Lynch.

Click to read court document

Ed. Note:


~ Politicians and Corporate Executives who
absolutely knew THEY were breaking laws?

Violation of the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution

Violation of the First Amendment to the Constitution

Unlawful electronic surveillance or disclosure or use of information obtained by electronic surveillance in violation of 50 U.S.C. §1809.

Unlawful interception, use or disclosure of Class communications in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2511

Unlawful solicitation and obtained disclosure of the contents of communications in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2702(a)(1) or (a)(2)

Unlawful solicitation and obtained disclosure of non-content records or other information in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2702(a)(3)

Violation of the Administrative Procedures Act

Violation of the constitutional principle of separation of powers

Cartoon of government wire taps on U.S. Citizens from Cagle Cartoons

cartoon of war on terror people tearing up a house trying to find evidence and not finding it...then they start looking for drugs (the house is torn up).

Click to read about Telecom Crimes & Punishment

NONE of the ABOVE sjould be a valid choice on VOTER BALLOTS
Thanks to Politicians: Someone is now watching whatever you do, so like it or not,
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Musician John Cale and architect Liam Young ~

Leaders Of The 3D Printing Revolution ~ from The Creators Project
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The Bug "Function / Void" By Factory Fifteen from The Creators Project
Information on the making of the video ~

The Unraveling of Ahmerika (sic)

by Dahbud Mensch

Part I: Conspiracy Theory

A conspiracy theory is an explanatory hypothesis that accuses two or more persons, a group, or an organization of having caused or covered up, through secret planning and deliberate action, an event or situation which is typically taken to be illegal or harmful.

Proven Conspiracy Reference: Republican U.S. President Richard Nixon and his aides conspire to cover up Watergate.

Conspiracy in Name Only: FEMA, ISIS, and
the Chinese Team Up to Disarm America

Posted by David Mikkelson, May 04, 2015, Snopes Source ~ Links and photographs located at source.

Texas governor Greg Abbott raised more than a few eyebrows when he announced that he would be ordering the Texas State Guard (an entity distinctly different from the Texas Army National Guard) to monitor a U.S. training maneuver known as Jade Helm, scheduled to take place in Texas and several other adjacent states. In large part those eyebrows were raised because not only did Gov. Abbott appear to be threatening to engage in local meddling with the affairs of the U.S. armed forces, but he seemed to be reacting to rumors remarkable even among the world of conspiracy theorists for a lack of cohesive logic.

The premise that prompted this gubernatorial intervention is the notion that the purported Jade Helm "military exercise" is just a cover for far more sinister activities. But what might those activities be?

Well, you see, WalMart suddenly closed down several stores (including a couple in Texas) due to "plumbing problems." And it's highly suspicious that WalMart would abruptly shutter all those stores at the same time for the same (weak-sounding) reason, so clearly something else is going on — something obviously connected to Jade Helm (even though WalMart also closed stores in states far outside the geographic range of the Jade Helm exercises).

What's up? Apparently the military is constructing FEMA domes in Texas to house "insurgents" after the declaration of martial law. And those closed WalMart stores will be converted into giant entrance facilities for a network of underground tunnels that the U.S. military will use to link "deep underground military bases" (DUMBS) and secretly transport troops across the U.S. (those troops presumably being necessary to enforce the imposition of martial law). And we know for a fact that trains bearing shackles have been already been readied to transport "insurgents" (aka "American political prisoners") to "FEMA detention camps" (aka "FEMA death domes") because an anonymous Texas Ranger said so.

By why martial law, and why is it coming now? Because the militant Islamic State (ISIS) is camped just across the border from El Paso and is planning to launch an attack on the Southwestern U.S. from Mexico. And while our valiant troops are busy fighting off the ISIS threat, all those closed WalMart stores will be serving double duty as food distribution centers for the Chinese troops who will be welcomed here to disarm the American citizenry while our attention is diverted elsewhere.

Even though Lt. Col. Mark Listoria of the U.S. Army gave a public briefing in Bastrop County (just east of Austin) and explained that the military "just wants to make sure our guys are trained. We want to hone our skills," well … he was shouted down by all those audience members who knew better than to buy into his transparent false flag chicanery intended to mask a federal takeover of Texas. (It's always Texas — even the feds don't seem to want New Mexico or Louisiana or Oklahoma.)

All of this explains why Governor Abbott took a firm stand in announcing that "It is important that Texans know their safety, constitutional rights, private property rights and civil liberties will not be infringed upon. By monitoring the Operation on a continual basis, the State Guard will facilitate communications between my office and the commanders of the Operation to ensure that adequate measures are in place to protect Texans."

Nonetheless, some naive politicians taken in by all this dadgum 'gummint trickery' have foolishly attempted to criticize Gov. Abbott's rational precautionary measures. Like former Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who defiantly wrote:

To improve their survivability in hostile lands, Special Forces hold 10 annual training exercises across North Carolina. I haven't met any North Carolinians who don't love the Green Berets. They are also enthusiastically supported by the state, local and county police departments who work with them to facilitate their training.

To prepare his troops even better, Major Gen. Darsie Rogers, 1st Special Forces Command, continually seeks new, unfamiliar and challenging environments as training grounds for his new and veteran soldiers. I told him that Texans were looking forward to supporting them as they utilize our state as one of this year's training sites. It appears I may have spoken too soon, as some Texans have inexplicably gone on the offensive against this effort to train our troops.

As I reflect on the several hundred officers and enlisted men I personally met this week, I can enthusiastically say each and every one is an American patriot who serves our country with distinction. They love their country and they're willing to die to defend your liberties. Unfortunately, some Texans have projected their legitimate concerns about the competence and trustworthiness of President Barack Obama onto these noble warriors.

This must stop. As a veteran of the Vietnam era, I remember too well a climate where troops who had bravely served were met with insults and derision when they came home. It has taken our country decades to change that, and a small but vocal contingent of Texans who would call themselves patriotic are on the verge of ushering that mindset back into vogue. I am furious at the thought, and every right-minded Texan should be as well.

Instead of viewing our hard-working troops with suspicion or greeting them with insults, let's increase our prayers for them and their families as we send a message of welcome and encouragement. Let's stand together and open our arms in grateful support for U.S. Special Forces and the other units who will participate in their training. When they arrive, they should be greeted by a freshly-swept welcome mat, not suspicion and angry protest. Our nation's finest deserve our best, and they'll get it from this Texan.

No doubt the non-compliant Mr. Dewhurst is now langushing in a FEMA dome somewhere in Lumberton, Texas.

Former Texas Rep. Todd Smith also refused to get with the program, impudently sending a letter to Gov. Abbott that read (in part) as follows:

Let me apologize in advance that your letter pandering to idiots who believe that US Navy Seals and other US military personnel are somehow a threat to be watched has left me livid. As a 16 year Republican member of the Texas House and a patriotic AMERICAN, I am horrified that I have to choose between the possibility that my Governor actually believes this stuff and the possibility that my Governor doesn't have the backbone to stand up to those who do. I'm not sure which is worse. As one of the remaining Republican who actually believes in making decisions based on facts and evidence — you used to be a judge? — I am appalled that you would give credence to the nonsense mouthed by those who instead make decisions based on internet or radio shock jock driven hysteria. Is there ANYBODY who is going to stand up to this radical nonsense that is a cancer on our State and Party?

Enough is enough. You have embarrassed and disappointed all Texans who are also informed, patriotic Americans. And it is important to rational governance that thinking Republicans call you out on it.

For his sake, we sure hope Mr. Smith likes Chinese food.

Jade Helm 15

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ~ Links and photographs located at source.

Jade Helm 15 is a planned United States military training exercise that is scheduled to take place over multiple states in the US from July 15 through September 15, 2015. It will involve U.S. Army Special Operations Command (SOC) with other U.S Armed Forces units in a multi-state exercise that includes Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado. The SOC claimed, "the size and scope of Jade Helm sets this one apart" from previous training exercises.

The planned exercise is unusual in that it attracted the interest of commentators, conspiracy theorists and politicians about the prospect of martial law in the region. The Austin American-Statesman newspaper noted that after plans and maps of the exercise were made public, there was an "explosion of outrage on social media after the release of the map, which labeled Texas, Utah and the southern tip of California as 'hostile.'"

Map stating California, Texas, and Utah are ? Government ? HOSTILE.
Map showing California, Texas, and Utah are ? Government ? HOSTILE

There was also speculation that shuttered Walmart stores would be used for "guerrilla-warfare staging areas and FEMA processing camps."

On April 28, Texas governor Greg Abbott ordered the Texas State Guard to monitor the operation, declaring, "During the training operation, it is important that Texans know their safety, constitutional rights, private property right and civil liberties will not be infringed." [Click to continue reading at Wikipedia]

Texas Governor Deploys State
Guard To Stave Off Obama Takeover

Wade Goodwyn, MAY 02, 2015 9:27 PM ET, NPR Source ~ Links and photographs located at source.

Since Gen. Sam Houston executed his famous retreat to glory to defeat the superior forces of Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, Texas has been ground zero for military training. We have so many military bases in the Lone Star State we could practically attack Russia.

So when rookie Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced he was ordering the Texas State Guard to monitor a Navy SEAL/Green Beret joint training exercise, which was taking place in Texas and several other states, everybody here looked up from their iPhones. What?

It seems there is concern among some folks that this so-called training maneuver is just a cover story. What's really going on? President Obama is about to use Special Forces to put Texas under martial law.

Let's walk over by the fence where Nobody can hear us, and I'll tell you the story.

You see, there are these Wal-Marts in West Texas that supposedly closed for six months for "renovation." That's what they want you to believe. The truth is these Wal-Marts are going to be military guerrilla-warfare staging areas and FEMA processing camps for political prisoners. The prisoners are going to be transported by train cars that have already been equipped with shackles.

Don't take my word for it. That comes directly from a Texas Ranger, who seems pretty plugged in, if you ask me. You and I both know President Obama has been waiting a long time for this, and now it's happening. It's a classic false flag operation. Don't pay any attention to the mainstream media; all they're going to do is lie and attack everyone who's trying to tell you the truth.

Did I mention the ISIS terrorists? They've come across the border and are going to hit soft targets all across the Southwest. They've set up camp a few miles outside of El Paso.

That includes a Mexican army officer and Mexican federal police inspector. Not sure what they're doing there, but probably nothing good. That's why the Special Forces guys are here, get it? To wipe out ISIS and impose martial law. So now you know, whaddya say we get back to the party and grab another beer?

It's true that the paranoid worldview of right-wing militia types has remarkable stamina. But that's not news.

What is news is that there seem to be enough of them in Texas to influence the governor of the state to react — some might use the word pander — to them.

That started Monday when a public briefing by the Army in Bastrop County, which is just east of Austin, got raucous. The poor U.S. Army colonel probably just thought he was going to give a regular briefing, but instead 200 patriots shouted him down, told him he was a liar and grilled him about the imminent federal takeover of Texas and subsequent imposition of martial law.

"We just want to make sure our guys are trained. We want to hone our skills," Lt. Col. Mark Listoria tried to explain in vain.

One wonders what Listoria was thinking to himself as he walked to his car after two hours of his life he'll never get back. God bless Texas? Maybe not.

The next day Abbott decided he had to take action. He announced that he was going to ask the Texas State Guard to monitor Operation Jade Helm from start to finish.

"It is important that Texans know their safety, constitutional rights, private property rights and civil liberties will not be infringed upon," Abbott said.

The idea that the Yankee military can't be trusted down here has a long and rich history in Texas. But that was a while back. Abbott's proclamation that he was going to keep his eye on these Navy SEAL and Green Beret boys did rub some of our leaders the wrong way.

Former Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst tried to put it in perspective for outsiders when he explained, "Unfortunately, some Texans have projected their legitimate concerns about the competence and trustworthiness of President Barack Obama on these noble warriors. This must stop."

Another former Republican politician was a bit more pointed.

"Your letter pandering to idiots ... has left me livid," former state Rep. Todd Smith wrote Abbott. "I am horrified that I have to choose between the possibility that my Governor actually believes this stuff and the possibility that my Governor doesn't have the backbone to stand up to those who do."

There's no argument that after the 2014 election, Texas politics took a further step to the right. The 84th session of the state Legislature has given ample proof of that. But the events of this last week have been an eye-opener for Texans of all political stripes.

You will find the names of Texans etched into marble at war memorials from Goliad to Gettysburg, from Verdun to the Ardennes and Washington, D.C. The governor's proposition that these soldiers and sailors constitute a potential threat and need watching as they go about their duties certainly stakes out some new political ground for the leader of the Texas GOP to stand on.

Correction ~ May 3, 2015 ~ An earlier version of this story indicated that Gov. Greg Abbott had deployed the National Guard in Texas, when in fact it was the Texas State Guard.

Why Does an AARP Commercial
Quietly Mention Martial Law?

Posted by Kim LaCapria, May 04, 2015, Snopes source ~ Links and photographs located at source.

On 27 April 2015, the YouTube account PrisonPlanetLive published a video titled "PSA Contains Bizarre Subliminal Message About 'Martial Law.'" The following day, the sister web site InfoWars published an article about that video and the curious PSA titled "This is a Real Commercial from AARP: 'Riots Nationwide Have Prompted the Government to Declare Martial Law.'"

The clip in question features an AARP (formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons) commercial first played at standard volume, and then with sound enhancement.

As indicated in the captioning, the highlighted audio portion is indeed seemingly bizarre. While the voice-over narration addresses the changing roles of older Americans, the television in the background plays a news broadcast that states the following:

Riots nationwide have prompted local governments to declare martial law.

The President is asking that citizens find safety and remain calm.

Authorities are working to contain the outbreak.

The narrator of the PrisonPlanetLive video questioned how the content made it into an otherwise nondescript AARP spot and speculated upon the possible ulterior motives of such an unusual creative choice:

It has no place whatsoever within the context of the ad.

Think about this — this had to be specifically created by the company to appear in this PSA. They couldn't use an actual segment from a tv news broadcast — because they would be concerned about copyright and because no such broadcast exists about the President declaring martial law in America after an outbreak.

So they deliberately put this in.

And it's not going to be heard consciously, but it may be picked up subliminally by the viewer.

The article concluded that "the ad was approved and disseminated by The Ad Council, an organization that essentially now serves as a direct propganda [sic] arm of the White House." (That claim was neither elaborated upon nor qualified.)

At the time of the concurrent appearances of the InfoWars article and the YouTube clip, two current events made the mysterious ad particularly compelling. One was ongoing civil unrest in Baltimore (due to the death of resident Freddie Gray in police custody) that intensified interest in the frequency and overall significance of riots. The second was an entirely separate set of conspiracy theories about a military exercise known as Jade Helm (and its rumored connection to the seemingly-sudden closures of several Walmart stores due to "plumbing problems"). Those conspiracy rumors had circulated for weeks prior to the Baltimore unrest and had exacerbated fears that the imposition of martial law in the United States was imminent. Concerns about Jade Helm grew so widespread in Texas that Gov. Greg Abbott issued a public statement on 1 May 2015 pledging to monitor the exercise.

To recap, rumors about Jade Helm began circulating in earnest in March 2015. In late April, Baltimore was temporarily seized by demonstrations and riots following Gray's death. And on 27 April 2015, InfoWars reported upon an AARP commercial that addressed riots and martial law, a "subliminal message" meant to normalize what could be a looming government crackdown on civil liberties.

However, one aspect of this timeline is significant: While InfoWars discovered the AARP "martial law ad" around 27 April 2015, the clip had been released far earlier. In fact, it was posted to YouTube on 10 November 2014. That date is significant, because a separate outbreak of civil unrest was taking place in Ferguson, Missouri, in November 2014. That spate of demonstrations, protests, and rioting began on or around 24 November 2014. (Although smaller gatherings had occurred from August 2014 onward, Ferguson did not emerge as a flashpoint for civil rights protesting until 24 November 2014, two weeks after the AARP advertisement appeared on YouTube, and well before any Jade Helm rumors were circulating.)

On 30 April 2015, the Ad Council replied to a Facebook user's question about the advertisement. The group linked to a blog post titled "Note to Our Concerned Community Members" which explained that the ad "was not intended to provide any additional messaging":

We appreciate those of you who have taken the time to voice your concerns about our Caregivers Assistance PSA and concerns about the background audio file. Our pro bono ad agency who created this video, used a pre-existing, fictional vintage audio file as ambient background noise to invoke an earlier era; it was not intended to provide any additional messaging or for any additional purpose.

We apologize for any confusion surrounding the video and hope that the audio won't distract from the social good that has and continues to be accomplished through this Ad Council campaign.

While it's true the AARP commercial excerpt is bizarre and somewhat dark, it's far likelier that its creators added the narrative background effects for atmospheric purposes rather than to serve some unspecified agenda to normalize the concept of martial law. Moreover, the events to which many viewers have alluded as context for the ad's subliminal content took place well after its release. It isn't clear why no one picked up on the ambient background speaking prior to the seemingly-related events in March and April of 2015; but one reason could be that absent current unrest and martial law rumors, the AARP commercial's unusual audio features appeared far less menacing.

[Ed: Note: Due to trust issues, here is a Vimeo video of the above mentioned AARP commercial]:

AARP commercial predicts Martial Law ~ Israel ANY ~

'Texas Ranger' Chuck Norris warns
of government plot to take over state

Actor, martial arts master and conservative questions US military training exercise and praises Ted Cruz for refusal to believe Jade Helm 15 is no threat

Adam Gabbatt in New York, Monday 4 May 2015 16.43 EDT, theguardian source

The actor, martial artist, and internet meme Chuck Norris has warned of a federal government plot to take over the state of Texas.

Writing on the right-wing website WND, or WorldNetDaily, Norris discussed the potential for Jade Helm 15, a US military training exercise planned for July and August, to turn into a full-scale occupation of his home state.

Exercises will be held in Texas and six other states during Jade Helm 15, across public and private land. The training has been the focus of rightwing conspiracy theories since a map published for the purpose of the simulation labelled Texas, Utah and California as "hostile".

"The US government says, 'It's just a training exercise'," wrote Norris, 75. "But I'm not sure the term 'just' has any reference to reality when the government uses it."

Both the governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, and US senator – and 2016 Republican presidential candidate – Ted Cruz have been accused of pandering to conspiracy theorists with their reactions to Jade Helm 15. Abbott asked the Texas state guard to monitor the training exercise. Cruz said his office had "reached out to the Pentagon" to ask about the exercise.

Norris, who appeared as Texas Ranger JJ McQuade in the 1983 film Lone Wolf McQuade and starred in the long-running TV series Walker, Texas Ranger, praised both men for their refusal to believe official government accounts.

"I'm glad … Ted Cruz is asking the tough questions of the Pentagon," Norris wrote. "Particularly because its 'exercises' come too near to my ranch's backdoor as well, at least according to the map.

"It's pretty sad and bad when major military ops are ordered in a large, fiery state like Texas and not even the governor or its senators know the specifics." [Click to continue reading at the guardian] ~ Links and photographs located at source.

Part II: Science Faction (sic)

[Ed. Note: "Why do you post crap like this?" is frequently asked and the answer requires an example.

During Apollo 11's return from the moon astronaut Neil Armstrong said, "A hundred years ago, Jules Verne wrote a book about a voyage to the Moon. His spaceship, Columbia, took off from Florida and landed in the Pacific Ocean after completing a trip to the Moon. It seems appropriate to us to share with you some of the reflections of the crew as the modern-day Columbia completes its rendezvous with the planet Earth and the same Pacific Ocean tomorrow" (source) and simply, the above example shows science fiction is able become real.

Multus* discovered that posting science fiction stories and false flag information can prevent certain things from happening because powers that be prefer not to give any credibility, whatsoever, to "crap posters."

*Multus ~ Latin word for multiple & an alleged highly educated, secret, fraternal order.

Members of Multus, also known as "Multies," work, on occasion, with "Singulars."

Singulars are most common (87%) and usually educated in one field of study. Multies (3%) are educated in a variety of scientific and related fields of study.

It is alleged one has to have an "Above 33" secret clearance (no president of the United States has ever had) in order to know the true purpose of Multies and ... that they are peaceful, positive beings involved with preservation of humanity.

In order to understand a little more about Multus, ARPA, established during 1958, was renamed "DARPA" (D for Defense) in March 1972, then renamed "ARPA" in February 1993, and then renamed "DARPA" again in March 1996 because Multies refused to harm any living thing. They turned DARPA back into ARPA, for a while, in order to get some important classified work done.]

John Titor on Civil War

I remember 2036 very clearly. It is difficult to describe 2036 in detail without spending a great deal of time explaining why things are so different.

In 2036, I live in central Florida with my family and I'm currently stationed at an Army base in Tampa. A world war in 2015 killed nearly three billion people. The people that survived grew closer together. Life is centered on the family and then the community. I cannot imagine living even a few hundred miles away from my parents.

There is no large industrial complex creating masses of useless food and recreational items. Food and livestock is grown and sold locally. People spend much more time reading and talking together face to face. Religion is taken seriously and everyone can multiply and divide in their heads.

Life has changed so much over my lifetime that it's hard to pin down a "normal" day. When I was 13, I was a soldier. As a teenager, I helped my dad haul cargo. I went to college when I was 31 and I was recruited to "time travel" shortly after that. Again, I suppose an average day in 2036 is like an average day on the farm.

There is a civil war in the United States that starts in 2005. That conflict flares up and down for 10 years. In 2015, Russia launches a nuclear strike against the major cities in the United States (which is the "other side" of the civil war from my perspective), China and Europe. The United States counter attacks. The US cities are destroyed along with the AFE (American Federal Empire)...thus we (in the country) won. The European Union and China were also destroyed. Russia is now our largest trading partner and the Capitol of the US was moved to Omaha Nebraska.

One of the biggest reasons why food production is localized is because the environment is affected with disease and radiation. We are making huge strides in getting it cleaned up. Water is produced on a community level and we do eat meat that we raise ourselves.

After the war, early new communities gathered around the current Universities. That's where the libraries were. I went to school at Fort UF, which is now called the University of Florida. Not too much is different except the military is large part of people's life and we spend a great deal of time in the fields and farms at the "University" or Fort.

The Constitution was changed after the war. We have 5 presidents that are voted in and out on different term periods. The vice president is the president of the senate and they are voted separately. ~ John Titor

Russia poses 'single greatest threat' to security
Russia poses 'single greatest threat' to security

Hammond says:
Russia could be 'single greatest threat to our security'

Here's the key quote on Russia from Philip Hammond's speech. ~ March 10, 2015 ~ Source:

"The rapid pace with which Russia is seeking to modernise her military forces and weapons combined with the increasingly aggressive stance of the Russian military including Russian aircraft around the sovereign airspace of Nato states are all significant causes of concern.

We are in familiar territory for anyone over the age of about 50, with Russia's behaviour a stark reminder that it has the potential to pose the single greatest threat to our security.

Hence, continuing to gather intelligence on Russia's capabilities and intentions will remain a vital part of intelligence effort for the foreseeable future. It is no coincidence that all of our agencies are recruiting Russian speakers again."

End of Age Scenario for Couth Kith

Those Without Personal Experience Will Not Understand

Yin and Yang

Lord, If There Is A Harder Way, Please Show It To Me, Because It Must Be Blissful

by C. Spangler

One perspective shows that in this place reality is simple, only exists in duality, and (as presented by the Einstein~Podolsky~Rosen Paradox) is telepathic.

Duality separated from the proverbial You can be observed like sunrise and sunset and is nothing more than an age old struggle of darkness vs. light or negative vs. positive and can be viewed as a "there's that one again" scenario; allowing one to obtain 'observer' mode, which I highly approve of ... as opposed to a 'caught up in' mode.

The upcoming aeon transition (begins during 2050 and aligns 2150 by my calculation) was known far in advance; however, here is where a problem lies. There is no previous experience recorded (currently known) that one can call on for guidance. In other words, everything is new for all facets of this conversion, where light overpowers darkness, people finally get along, and there is no more war.

In the past, here is how I have attempted to described what is to occur when this aeon change happens.

If one looks at a Yin/Yang symbol (above graphic), ... on one side there is a vast amount of dark with a little light spot and on the other side there is a vast amount of light with a little dark spot.

When the 2050 conversion occurs, those in the smaller dot of light will move to the larger side of light and those currently in the larger side of darkness will move to the small dark spot, where they will be constantly observed and kept in check. There is an obscure old saying that relates to this, "You have made your bed, now sleep in it."

Because this is duality there are specific rules that grant powers to the dark side allowing THEM to obtain souls for their new realm, and in order to do this, they will exert massive amounts of negativity in order to create fear; thus obtaining slaves for their new reign in their small dot of darkness. This is nothing new because it has always been like this and is, proverbially, the 'same old, same old' ... stuff.

In realms of astral and casual realities; remembering one definition of Hiranyaloka is a subtle astral heaven where souls of the astral and casual planes are able to converse, it is noted "things do not change, people do" ... meaning, ... until the recording called life plays through perfectly, without incident, this cycle will constantly repeat itself, no matter where this scenario is experienced or played out. For example, Jesus said, "In my father's house there are many mansions" suggesting Earth is not our only home.

Without being aware of it, the general population attempts to achieve liberation; which is, 'freedom from the cycle, of birth and death'.

Most folks I know are in a state of devotional liberation; having achieved freedom from this cycle, and return to the carnal world to help those seeking liberation as an act of Seva or selfless service.

Needless to say, negative aspects of this dualism scenario are well aware of this conversion and make a tremendous amount of noise in order to divert attention from those souls attempting to obtain liberation.

There is no set guide or path to achieve this state of awareness other than one's personal experience; however, here is where selfless service or meditation enter the picture as a calming and growing aid.

Although not specific to what is presented above, and as a temporary conclusion for now, here is a related story as told by someone else on a similar path, and in my opinion food for thought for preparing for this aeon change.

Be Aware: The Nexus Approaches!

Posted on October 10, 2010 by mayasoma

10-10-10 Star Gate Portal

"The human race is headed towards a great change, many spirits will return to the stars and something magnificent is going to happen!" Astral Walker

Can you feel it? The race is on, the diaspora has begun and souls are scrambling to make sense of the intensifying energies on Planet Earth. If only our history books had documented the truth of the astrological cycles as the Maya, and many other indigenous tribes, have long done for their own people, then there would not be so much uncertainty and fear. Unfortunately, that is not how this part of our homo-sapien history is to be played out. At present, the 3D world is going crazy and the only way to manuever these times is to understand the facts. And so, without further ado, here is some of our history…

26,000 years ago, the galactic center of the Milky Way emitted an enormous energetic wave better known as the Nexus. It does this every 26,000 years, as they say, there is nothing new under the sun. This emissions are what have caused the tumultuous transitions from each of our previous world eras. If you are not familiar with these facts, simply research indigenous tribes and their 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and soon to be 5th worlds.

What was released all that time ago will soon reach our earth in full strength. The Nexus has its own personal rhythm and does take some time to cross the galaxies and skies. I believe its arrival correlates to the Mayan Long Count End Date of December 2012. Afterall, the center of the Milky Way is where the Maya believe their Creator Hunab Ku resides. Our Creator has sent out an energy impulse, this Supreme Being is blowing us/creation a kiss. Unfortunately, our consciousness resides too far away from our original empowered selves to simply receive that kiss in bliss.

That incoming energy is meant to completely change our world, in other words, to wake us all up to who we are: infinite Gods and Goddesses with incredible abilities and powers. This incoming beam of bluish-white light will alter and restore our DNA from its current state which only uses 3% of its capacities to a renewed state of 100% remembrance. Translated: 97% of what scientist call junk DNA will be reactivated. WoW…a jolt of electricity that courses through our veins, awakening our souls and minds. No one is going to escape this phenomena. Thank you Hunab Ku!

Our main problem lies then with the Dark Lords who currently control the 3D world. They are also fully aware of the approaching Nexus and have set out a program to depopulate the Earth as much as possible. Why would they do that? Who are these Dark Lords? It's an old story, again, much of our missing history, but the short and long version of it is there is an inter-galalctic battle on right now, a war that is being waged for souls. If the Dark Lords, negative Et's, have their way, the coming earth catastrophes will take people into fear and fear is a place where they can trap one's soul, one's consciousness, forevermore. On a distant planet, in a distant place, maybe somewhere that looks exactly like our Earth, a new slave race can be created with the trapped souls. The Dark Lords know, full well, that their "time" on Planet Earth is over. A new era has cometh… the age of peace and enlightenment…and they must flee. They intend to flee with as many captives as possible. Sound like a bad sci-fi movie? I wish it were, but these are our current events and the facts are unknown to almost everyone. How frightening! Wake up, please, before you are whisked away to another dimension without personal agreement to do so.

"Right now the realm of darkness is not interested in this (peace). They are organized to block it. They seek to unbalance the Earth and its environment so we will be unready for the alignment in 2012." Carlos Barrios, Mayan Datekeeper

Take a look around…. ecological disasters leading to worldwide famines and extinction, environmental catastrophes that destroy the lives of millions, economical collapses that create a fearful, dependent race and threats of terrorism and world wars loom over our existence. Is this the four horsemen spoken of in the Book of Revelations? It clearly is the workings of the Dark Lords and its about to get more intense, after all, these are their death throes.

"From that 1987 date until now, Mr. Barrios says, we have been in a time when the right arm of the materialistic world is disappearing, slowly but inexorably. We are at the cusp of the era when peace begins, and people live in harmony with Mother Earth. We are no longer in the World of the Fourth Sun, but we are not yet in the World of the Fifth Sun. This is the time in-between, the time of transition.

As we pass through transition there is a colossal, global convergence of environmental destruction, social chaos, war, and ongoing Earth changes. All this, Mr. Barrios says, was foreseen via the simple, spiral mathematics of the Mayan calendars. It will change, Mr. Barrios observes. Everything will change. He said Mayan Daykeepers view the Dec. 21, 2012 date as a rebirth, the start of the World of the Fifth Sun. It will be the start of a new era resulting from ~ and signified by ~ the solar meridian crossing the galactic equator, and the earth aligning itself with the center of the galaxy." Carlos Barrios, Mayan Datekeeper

Meanwhile, the Family of Light is exerting every effort for a mass awakening, for gathering, for consciously uniting as we know on some level that everything is dependent on us to do so. We are supposed to be creating an astral force field around the planet and ourselves in the shape of the Flower of Life (see Drunvalo Melchizedek's work on this matter for more information). This symbol can and will prepare us for the enormity of the approaching Nexus. We are supposed to be clearing our fields as much as possible of debris, creating no new karma, so that we are a crystal clear channel for receiving the Nexus energy. We must give praise and thanks as we have received, and will continue to receive, so much help from the Galactic Federation of positive Et's.

I ask myself though, have enough souls awoken to make this transition happen with ease? Can geological earth disasters be diminished? The Dark Lords are earnestly working hard to create as many earth catastrophes as possible in these last days in order to capture their slave race of unaware humans. Many will succumb to this fate due to fear, many will go to the stars as their earth contracts are complete, and a handful of ascended beings will remain on the New Earth.

If you happened to be a person who was to die in shock and fear, your consciousness would be lost and confused on the astral plane for a moment. It is in those crucial moments that the negative Et's can and will capture your essence in a containment vehicle if you are not aware. As quickly as you come into consciousness, get to the benevolent blue light. I have been warned not to be drawn down any tunnels or caves, nor gravitate to any bright yellow-red lights and by no means go with any beckoning ET's.

The benevolent ET's, the light ones, are calling us home and their bioluminescent blue-white light is the signal. You can feel this with your heart. They have said Operation Victory is at hand. They have stated that the Dark Lords cannot succeed and all disasters will be minimized (let's hope so as some seriously dangerous threats are presenting themselves on the earth right now). They have also said the Dark Lords are at their most dangerous as they face defeat, so it is crucial to be fully present! Be aware! Vaccines? Genetically modified foods? Chemical spraying? Understand, these are some of their tools for mind control and keeping the masses asleep. Whatever cometh, wherever you find yourself in these last days where we count days, simply remember, you have only one thing to do: get to the bluish-white light, reach out for the Nexus. If you do, your full consciousness will be re-instated and you will be safe and empowered.

Let us recall the last sign in the Hopi prophecy which states that a blue planet from the Heavens will crash into Earth causing earth destruction, this last sign is what all elders are awaiting as our entry into the 5th world. Possibly, it is not a planet, but an energy wave: the Nexus?

Lightwalkers, we are going home now. We have felt the Nexus approaching for years, even if we could or could not put words to it. Our Creator desires our remembrance and this collective shift to magnificence is welcome. Stay in your heart and the Dark Lords will lose power. It is promised and all is well!

Navajo, awaiting portal 11-11-11 and 12-12-12 to the Nexus!

BONEY M ~ Rivers Of Babylon ~

Why I Think This World Should End, Brandon Sloan ~

American Uptown Funk ~ dj schmolli ~

Undone Lullaby ~ DJ Schmolli ~

Notes from ~@~

Carlin Step ~ DJ Steve Porter & Eli Wilkie ~

The Great Bell Chant (The End of Suffering) ~

Beautiful Child

One Day ~ Matisyahu ~

Unsung Hero ~ Still Anonymous ~

Historic San Francisco Haight/Ashbury ~ United State Cafe
United State Cafe signUnited State Cafe, Entry/Exit Stained Glass WIndow above front door by C. Spangler United State Cafe
Remembering the United State Cafe

Rock Of Ages ~ DJ Schmolli / Video: Panos T ~

Mike Wilhelm ~ Charlatans, Flamin' Groovies, Loose Gravel, and more

50th Anniversary of The Charlatans
first public performance

Mike Wilhelm (left) and C. Spangler a.k.a. Sprung
Mike Wilhelm (left) and Curtis

High Curtis,

The 50th Anniversary of The Charlatans' first public performance and the opening night of the Red Dog Saloon is coming! Here is the announcement on Facebook. Tickets are selling fast. These shows will sell out! Buy your tickets ASAP folks, don't be left out! ~ [Click to continue reading]

Keep rockin', Mike

The Charlatans ~ Red Dog Saloon
The Charlatans at The Red Dog Saloon


"Summer time and the acid was legal"

May 1, 2015

VIRGINIA CITY, NV – June 21, 2015 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the single most important moment in the early history of psychedelic rock and the Counterculture, the Charlatans’ first performance at the Red Dog Saloon, a famed rock ’n’ roll bar and restaurant located in Virginia City, Nevada. To commemorate this momentous occasion, the Charlatans are returning to the Comstock for two unprecedented performances. On Saturday, June 20th the Charlatans will hit the stage for "A Night at the Opera" at the historic Piper's Opera House. This show will be followed by a "Meet and Greet" after party at the Red Dog Saloon. On June 21st, they will make rock history playing their final performance as a group at the Red Dog Saloon, "Locked and Loaded - The Red Dog Experience." In addition to the Charlatans sets, there will be dramatic re-enactments of the most infamous stories from 1965. Both the Opera House and the Red Dog performances will feature light shows by Bill Ham, the originator of the liquid projection light show and co-creator of the light show machine that colored the Red Dog in 1965.

Tickets for Saturday at Piper's are $75 or $100 for both Piper's and the after party at the Red Dog. Tickets for Sunday at the Red Dog Saloon are $100. A discount ticket for all events is $175. Seating is extremely limited, and these shows are expected to sell out. Tickets are available from or by phoning the Red Dog at 775-847-7474. Doors open at 7:00 pm.

Performing will be all four living original members of the band, George Hunter, Richard Olsen, Mike Wilhelm and Dan Hicks. Playing with them on drums is Texas Music Hall of Famer Freddie Steady Krc. On piano is Tom "TC" Constanten, former keyboardist of the Grateful Dead who also has a host of credits of his own.

The Charlatans were the first of the San Francisco "psychedelic rock" bands. Their summer long residence at the Red Dog Saloon starting on June 21, 1965 introduced nearly all of the features which were to be the hallmarks of the San Francisco ballroom dance/concert scene including the first "psychedelic" poster by Charlatan members George Hunter and Mike Ferguson, now known as "the seed". Other innovations were the light show, style of dress, long jams and eclectic electric music. The Red Dog begat the Family Dog. The story is detailed in a documentary film by Mary Works. For more information go to and

The Charlatans have dedicated these shows to the memory of Charlatans pianist Mike Ferguson, Lynne Hughes (aka Miss Kitty), Chandler Laughlin (aka Travus T. Hipp), Red Dog proprietor Mark Unobsky and all of the other beloved members of the Red Dog Gang who are now playing with The Really Big Band.

The Charlatans ~ Golden Gate Park Conservatory, San Francisco ~ 1964
The Charlatans ~ Golden Gate Park Conservatory, San Francisco ~ 1964

Mike Wilhelm [The Charlatans] Presidio Yacht Club
from Ed Chatham ~

Ken Schneider ~ Filmmaker, PatchWorks Films


I was in Cuba, at the Habana FIlm Festival, presenting HAVANA CURVEBALL, when Obama and Raúl made their announcements of the thaw. I screened the film later that afternoon to a group of artists, filmmakers, and activists in Habana. Very cool moment. A woman who runs an org called Todas Contracorriente (roughly, we are against the current) that educates youth about domestic violence, trying to re-define masculinity, invited us to go on their spring tour. Our film will join their other performances (song, dance, theater) at schools throughout the western half of the island.

xo, ken

Havana Curveball Trailer

The trailer for HAVANA CURVEBALL -- the latest documentary by award-winning filmmakers Marcia Jarmel & Ken Schneider. Executive produced by Marc Smolowitz. Projected completion - early 2014. Learn more online at

Freedom of expression and freedom of speech aren't really important unless they're heard...It's hard for me to stay silent when I keep hearing that peace is only attainable through war. And there's nothing more scary than watching ignorance in action. So I dedicated this Emmy to all the people who feel compelled to speak out and not afraid to speak to power and won't shut up and refuse to be silenced. ~ Tom Smothers

Nobody for President ~ NONE of the ABOVE should be a choice on voter ballots

American Dream, George Carlin ~ from Ishtar ~
Nobody should have that much power

Nobody for President 2016 = NONE OF THE ABOVE on Voter Ballots

Until there is a solution for this, Nobody will continue to bring Peace to Our Times, feed the hungry, care for the sick, and bake apple pie better than Mom.

Oh, I hope that I see you again I never even caught your name As you looked through my window pane ~ So I'm writing this message today I'm thinking that you'll have a way Of hearing the notes in my tune ~ Where are you going? Where have you been? I can imagine other worlds you have seen ~ Beautiful faces and music so serene ~ So I do hope I see you again My universal citizen You went as quickly as you came ~ You know the power Your love is right You have good reason To stay out of sight ~~ But break our illusions and help us Be the light ~ The Promise by Mike Pinder

Without love in the dream, it will never come true. ~ Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter

And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make. ~ John Lennon

Artist, John Flores

The man whispered, "God, speak to me" and a meadowlark sang. But the man did not hear. So the man yelled "God, speak to me" and the thunder rolled across the sky. But the man did not listen. The man looked around and said, "God let me see you" and a star shined brightly. But the man did not notice. And the man shouted, "God show me a miracle" and a life was born. But the man did not know. So the man cried out in despair, "Touch me God, and let me know you are there" Whereupon God reached down and touched the man. But the man brushed the butterfly away and walked on.

Somebody is looking at whatever you do, so always present your most charming you
Don't miss out on a blessing because
it isn't packaged the way you expect.