Someone is looking at whatever you do, so always present your most charming you ~ FlyingSnail graphic by C. Spangler ~ Open Flying Snail Views in new tab or window

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. ~ George Orwell

We drive into the future using only our rearview mirror. ~ Marshall McLuhan

Fake History ~ Replacing Fake News on 201804.22

Alien Baby
Adopting alien babies & contrary to popular opinion, that is not the zuck!




ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER 1992 GUITAR LEGENDS SEVILLE
BOB DYLAN, PHIL MANZANERA, JACK BRUCE, RICHARD THOMPSON... via PM801



Chris W Nelson ~ San Christos / Photography

San Francisco, California
420 ~ 4/20 ~ Hippie Hill ~ Golden Gate Park

420 | 4:20 - Hippie Hill, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Photography: Chris W. Nelson, 20 April 2018



420

420

Elvey Mussiki and Amestizo
Elvy Musikka opening Federal grown provided cannabis bin at Amestizo's [Shaman] ranch.

Elvy Musikka (born August 10, 1939) is an American cannabis rights activist. Musikka is one of four surviving patients enrolled in the Compassionate Investigational New Drug Program, getting marijuana from the federal government.[1][2][3]

Musikka, who uses cannabis to fight glaucoma in her left eye after going blind in her right eye despite having surgery, was arrested for growing marijuana in 1988. At her trial, Musikka's doctor testified and she was acquitted. She applied and was approved to get legal cannabis cigarettes later that year.[4][5]

Musikka was named High Times magazine's 1992 Freedom Fighter of the Year. She resides in Eugene, Oregon, and serves on the board of advisors of Voter Power.[1][3][5] ~ Wikipedia Source


Morning Dew, Grateful Dead via Mark Messina



History: My Bicycle & Me, April, 19, 1943

April 19, 1943 My Bicycle and Me ~ https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/89/Hoffman_Bicycle_Day_-_full_square.JPG

On 19 April 1943, Hofmann intentionally ingested 250 micrograms of LSD. This day is now known as "Bicycle Day", because he began to feel the effects of the drug as he rode home on a bike. This was the first intentional LSD trip.[11]

Hofmann continued to take small doses of LSD throughout much of his life, and always hoped to find a use for it. In his memoir, he emphasized it as a "sacred drug": "I see the true importance of LSD in the possibility of providing material aid to meditation aimed at the mystical experience of a deeper, comprehensive reality."



The Sunshine Makers, 1935 via Tele Collina WEB TVvia John



John Flores ~ Art/ Graphics

Grateful Head by John Flores
Grateful Head by John Flores
~ Sprung



Dahbud Mensch ~ Stuck in the middle with WHO ?

Fake News ?

Fake News ???
Source by Mike Thompson, Detroit Free Press via r/The_Muller submitted via DogSoldier67

Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery... Thou Shalt Not Steal... Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness Against Thy Neighbor... Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbors Wife...

GOD said, "Thou Shalt Not Kill" and JESUS extended this concept when he said,

"Christians are to no longer execute sinners, so they should not wage carnal war, but spiritual warfare (John 18:36; 2 Corinthians 10:1-6; Ephesians 6:10-18; 1 Timothy 1:18-20; 6:11-14; 2 Timothy 2:3-5; 4:6-8)

Christians must be peacemakers forgiving those who do them harm treating their enemies with love and not seeking revenge (Matthew 5:9, Romans 14:19), (Ephesians 4:29-32; Colossians 3:12-14; Matthew 6:9-15; Mark 11:25-26), (Luke 6:27-36) (Romans 12:17-21; 1 Peter 3:8-12). 

Hatred which is the same as murder is unforgiving, vengeful and hostile towards one's enemies" (1 John 3:15)

What Goes Around, Comes Around ???

Steve Bell cartoon
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, Liar  [click - HAARETZ.COM - to read article]


Steven Leech ~ Boptime + Legends of Wilmington Jazz

Even Steven's Boptime

On Saturday's Boptime, we begin at 6am (EDT) with an hour of oldies back to back to back. Rockabilly Ridge with Michael Ace returns in the 7am (EDT) hour. At 8am (EDT) we’ll visit this day in 1959 and touch upon rock n’ roll’s first casualties. At 9am (EDT) we bop back to this day in 1945, only a couple weeks before V-E Day, the excitement and anticipation on the home front and the music that went with it. Thanks to everyone who pitched in for our annual Radiothon. We're still counting. ~ Steve

BOPTIME: Saturday, 6 AM Eastern time, 3 AM Pacific time
Go To: http://www.wvud.org/?page_id=24
Click on a listening link below the WVUD logo:
WVUD 91.3



Net Neutrality


Black Cat Anukii , @Anvkii via u/Mr_Toontastic @ Reddit Source ~ Battle for the Net ~ #NetNeutrality

You guys, Net Neutrality is officially ending April 23rd... we still need just one more vote in Senate to yet again deny the end of net neutrality..

I feel like we're not raising hell about this so it's going to quietly end. Merely ONE MORE VOTE is all we need. ~ Black Cat Anukii

[From http://www.flyingsnail.com/201801.html]:

IS AT&T ATTEMPTING TO CIRCUMVENT
THE TENTH AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION ?

10th Amendment idea via Kendrick_Lamar1

AT&T WANTS CONGRESS TO PASS A NET NEUTRALITY LAW

AT&TLet's remove Net Neutrality Rules.

States start to create their own Net Neutrality rules

AT&TLet's get Congress to override State's Rights to make Net Neutrality rules that our lobbyists will write. ~ via Bad-Brains

That’s what it is. Make a federal law so states can’t do shit via ayoungad ~ Comments @ reddit.com

READ THIS:

TELECOM CRIMES & PUNISHMENT

Red and Blue Pills ~ Red Pill == Knowledge, freedom and the (sometimes painful) truth of reality ~ Blue Pill == Falsehood, security and the blissful ignorance of illusion ~ Graphic:  C. Spangler

Red Pill: Knowledge, freedom and the (sometimes painful) truth of reality

Redshift: In physicsredshift happens when light or other electromagnetic radiation from an object is increased in wavelength, or shifted to the red end of the spectrum. In general, whether or not the radiation is within the visible spectrum, "redder" means an increase in wavelength – equivalent to a lower frequency and a lower photon energy, in accordance with, respectively, the wave and quantum  theories of light. 

Blue Pill: Falsehood, security and the blissful ignorance of illusion

Blueshift: A blueshift is any decrease in  wavelength, with a corresponding increase in frequency, of an  electromagnetic wave; the opposite effect is referred to as  redshift. In  visible light, this shifts the color from the red end of the spectrum to the blue end.



I did not have attorney-client relations with that man. —Sean Hannity
I did not have attorney-client relations with that man. —Sean Hannity
E R Williamsberg / @girlpluscamera via nvrmnd_tht_was_dumb



Libby Lied,Troops Died

~or~ Sharing Karma Of People Who Surround You?

Goodbye Yellowcake Road a cartoon by Steve Bell

Goodbye Yellowcake Road _Steve Bell_ / Scooter Is Guilty!

Libby Lied,
Troops Died

The Scooter Libby verdict is inextricably linked to Iraq: his lies were an attempt to cover up the disingenuous case for war.

Sidney Blumenthal, guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 6 March 2007 22.00 GMT, Article history

The conviction of I Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, on criminal charges of obstruction of justice and perjury brings only a partial conclusion to the sordid political tragedy that is the Bush presidency. Yet the judgment on this matter goes to the heart of the administration. The means and the ends of Bush's White House have received a verdict from the bar of justice.

Foreign policy was and is the principal way of consolidating unchecked executive power. In the run-up to the Iraq war, professional standards, even within the military and intelligence agencies, were subordinated to political goals. Only information that fit the preconceived case was permitted. Those who advanced facts or raised skeptical questions about sketchy information were seen as deliberate enemies causing damage from within. From the beginning, the White House indulged in unrestrained attacks on such professionals. Revealing the facts, especially about the politically-driven method of skewing policy, was treated as a crime against the state.

For questioning the undermanned battle plan for the invasion of Iraq, Army Chief of Staff Eric Shinseki was publicly humiliated by neoconservative Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz and then cashiered. For disclosing negligence on terrorism before the Setempber 11 attacks, counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke was accused by then-National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice of acting purely out of motives of personal greed to promote his recently published memoir. For exposing the absence of rational policymaking in economics as well as foreign policy, Secretary of the Treasury Paul O'Neill was threatened with an investigation for allegedly abusing classified material. Once he was intimidated into silence, the probe was dropped.

In the aftermath of former ambassador Joseph Wilson's revelation that the most explosive reason given for war against Iraq - that Saddam Hussein was seeking yellowcake uranium in Niger to fuel nuclear weapons - had no apparent basis in fact, the Bush White House revved into high gear against the critic. Wilson, however, was even more dangerous than the others because he was a witness to the false rationale for the war.

As Libby's defense counsel insisted, Scooter was merely one of many in the White House assailing Wilson's integrity. Others, including Bush's political strategist Karl Rove, were involved. To a degree, the smear campaign was for a time successful, fueled by the Republican-controlled Senate Intelligence Committee and elements of the Washington press corps. But the trial exhibits - documents entered by the special prosecutor - knocked down every single one of their falsehoods.

Libby's defenders argued that there was no underlying crime. He was not charged with revealing the identity of Valerie Plame, Wilson's wife, as a covert CIA agent, which was a charge raised by the White House gang in an effort to prove she sent Wilson on his Niger mission - another of the lies spread about him.

But Libby committed his crimes to cover-up the role of his boss and to protect his own position in the attack on Wilson. At base, then, the reasons for war were the scandal.

Libby was no mere factotum. He was a central member of the neoconservative cast of characters, who began as a protégé of Wolfowitz and was elevated to the role of Cheney's indispensable man.

Libby's conviction not only indelibly stains neoconservatism. It is a damning condemnation of the Bush White House belief that the ends justify the means and its aggrandizement of absolute power. Ultimately, this is a verdict that can never be erased from the history of the Bush presidency.

Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2007/mar/06/scooterlibby1 ~ Trump Pardons Famous Victim of “Special Counsel Gone Amok”


I would
move heaven and earth to protect my husb...
...errr, President Bush!

Martin Rowson cartoon showing Condi saying, "as I was saying Isn't Democracy Wonderful with Iraq and Iran in the background

As I was saying... Isn't Democracy wonderful? _Martin Rowson_


by Balz

BEN-VENISTE: Isn't it a fact, Dr. Rice, that the August 6 PDB warned against possible attacks in this country? And I ask you whether you recall the title of that PDB?

CONDOLEEZZA RICE: I believe the title was,

"Bin Laden Determined to Attack
Inside the United States."



Dahbud Mensch ~ 201804.10

John Bolton
John Bolton ~ Ethan Miller/Getty Images via Business Insider

Business Insider ~ Words from Neocon, John Bolton:

We know where
your kids live
!


Neocons

Neoconservatism (commonly shortened to neocon when labelling its adherents) is a political movement born in the United States during the 1960s among liberal hawks who became disenchanted with the increasingly pacifist foreign policy of the Democratic Party, and the growing New Left and Counterculture, in particular the Vietnam protests. Some also began to question their liberal beliefs regarding domestic policies such as the Great Society. Many of its adherents became politically famous during the Republican presidential administrations of the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s as neoconservatives peaked in influence during the administration of George W. Bush, when they played a major role in promoting and planning the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

"The evidence indicates that Iraq is reconstituting its nuclear weapons program. Saddam Hussein has held numerous meetings with Iraqi nuclear scientists, a group he calls his "nuclear mujahideen" -- his nuclear holy warriors. Satellite photographs reveal that Iraq is rebuilding facilities at sites that have been part of its nuclear program in the past. Iraq has attempted to purchase high-strength aluminum tubes and other equipment needed for gas centrifuges, which are used to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons." George W. Bush - October 7, 2002

The Project for the New American Century

The Project for the New American Century (PNAC) was a neoconservative think tank based in Washington, D.C. that focused on United States foreign policy. ~ Wikipedia

January 26, 1998


The Honorable William J. Clinton
President of the United States
Washington, DC

Dear Mr. President:

We are writing you because we are convinced that current American policy toward Iraq is not succeeding, and that we may soon face a threat in the Middle East more serious than any we have known since the end of the Cold War. In your upcoming State of the Union Address, you have an opportunity to chart a clear and determined course for meeting this threat. We urge you to seize that opportunity, and to enunciate a new strategy that would secure the interests of the U.S. and our friends and allies around the world. That strategy should aim, above all, at the removal of Saddam Hussein’s regime from power. We stand ready to offer our full support in this difficult but necessary endeavor.

The policy of “containment” of Saddam Hussein has been steadily eroding over the past several months. As recent events have demonstrated, we can no longer depend on our partners in the Gulf War coalition to continue to uphold the sanctions or to punish Saddam when he blocks or evades UN inspections. Our ability to ensure that Saddam Hussein is not producing weapons of mass destruction, therefore, has substantially diminished. Even if full inspections were eventually to resume, which now seems highly unlikely, experience has shown that it is difficult if not impossible to monitor Iraq’s chemical and biological weapons production. The lengthy period during which the inspectors will have been unable to enter many Iraqi facilities has made it even less likely that they will be able to uncover all of Saddam’s secrets. As a result, in the not-too-distant future we will be unable to determine with any reasonable level of confidence whether Iraq does or does not possess such weapons.

Such uncertainty will, by itself, have a seriously destabilizing effect on the entire Middle East. It hardly needs to be added that if Saddam does acquire the capability to deliver weapons of mass destruction, as he is almost certain to do if we continue along the present course, the safety of American troops in the region, of our friends and allies like Israel and the moderate Arab states, and a significant portion of the world’s supply of oil will all be put at hazard. As you have rightly declared, Mr. President, the security of the world in the first part of the 21st century will be determined largely by how we handle this threat.

Given the magnitude of the threat, the current policy, which depends for its success upon the steadfastness of our coalition partners and upon the cooperation of Saddam Hussein, is dangerously inadequate. The only acceptable strategy is one that eliminates the possibility that Iraq will be able to use or threaten to use weapons of mass destruction. In the near term, this means a willingness to undertake military action as diplomacy is clearly failing. In the long term, it means removing Saddam Hussein and his regime from power. That now needs to become the aim of American foreign policy.

We urge you to articulate this aim, and to turn your Administration's attention to implementing a strategy for removing Saddam's regime from power. This will require a full complement of diplomatic, political and military efforts. Although we are fully aware of the dangers and difficulties in implementing this policy, we believe the dangers of failing to do so are far greater. We believe the U.S. has the authority under existing UN resolutions to take the necessary steps, including military steps, to protect our vital interests in the Gulf. In any case, American policy cannot continue to be crippled by a misguided insistence on unanimity in the UN Security Council.

We urge you to act decisively. If you act now to end the threat of weapons of mass destruction against the U.S. or its allies, you will be acting in the most fundamental national security interests of the country. If we accept a course of weakness and drift, we put our interests and our future at risk.

Sincerely,

[UPDATED FROM RETHINKING 9/11: [Ed. Note: Some of the below links no longer work; however, information can usually be found by searching or using archive.org.]]

Elliott Abrams - Pardoned Crook

Elliott Abrams -- Pleaded guilty October 7, 1991, to two misdemeanor charges of withholding information from Congress about secret government efforts to support the Nicaraguan contra rebels during a ban on such aid. U.S. District Chief Judge Aubrey E. Robinson, Jr., sentenced Abrams November 15, 1991, to two years probation and 100 hours community service. Abrams was pardoned December 24, 1992.

http://www.fas.org/irp/offdocs/walsh/summpros.htm

Richard L. Armitage - Plame Leaker

A conspicuous exception was former deputy secretary of State Richard Armitage, whose office would only say, "We're not commenting." He was one of a handful of top officials who had access to the information. He is an old source and friend of Woodward's, and he fits Novak's description of his source as "not a partisan gunslinger." Woodward has indicated that he knows the identity of Novak's source, which further suggests his source and Novak's were one and the same.

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/10117465/site/newsweek/

William J. Bennett - Congressional Racist

Bill Bennett Tells 1.25 Million Listeners,

Abort Every
Black Baby
to Stop Crime

109TH CONGRESS - H. RES. 473 - 1ST SESSION

Condemning the racist remarks of William Bennett.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES - SEPTEMBER 29, 2005

Mr. RUSH submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

RESOLUTION

Condemning the racist remarks of William Bennett.

Whereas William J. Bennett hosts a radio program, "Morning in America"', which airs on approximately 115 radio stations with an estimated weekly audience of 1.25 million listeners;

Whereas on September 28th, 2005, Mr. Bennett said on his radio program, "But I do know that it's true that if you wanted to reduce crime, you could, if that were your sole purpose, you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down.''; and

Whereas Mr. Bennett's remarks are outrageous and blatantly racist: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives condemns the comments made by William Bennett on his radio program, "Morning in America'', as outrageous racism of the most bigoted and ignorant kind; and condemns all manifestations and expressions of racism and ethnic intolerance.

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=hr109-473

[Ed. Note: Bennett's comment also suggests support for Abortion and since most of these people listed here work for, or have worked for Bush and the Republican Party, is it fair to ask if this is a secret agenda ?]

Jeffrey Bergner

Despite claims to the contrary, Iran is not seeking a peaceful nuclear energy program. Iran has no need of such a program, and its actions to date are not consistent with that end. Iran is seeking to develop a nuclear weapons capability, and there is nothing the European trio can offer it to compensate for the perceived security benefits nuclear weapons would bring.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/005/301fkrie.asp

John BoltonWho Is Larry Franklin?

From:

Arrest of Pentagon Official May Help
Unravel Neo-Conservative Cabal

by Jeffery Steinberg

A Bolton Angle? ~ May 13, 2005

While the issue of Pentagon illegal activity with Israel, in order to provoke a war against Iran, or Syria, is still a live one, so is the matter of the Niger "yellow cake" concoction, a story which has never been solved, and which is intimately connected with the still live investigation of what is known as the Plame leak.

It was December 2001, after the Ledeen, Franklin, Rhode trip to Rome, that fraudulent documents surfaced, alleging that Iraq was negotiating for yellow cake from Niger. In the Spring of 2002, reportedly on the recommendation of Vice President Cheney, former U.S. Ambassador Joe Wilson was sent to investigate the charges, and returned a report saying that the claim was false. In the Summer of 2003, Wilson was subjected to an attempt to discredit him in the media, including through the disclosure of the identity of his wife, covert CIA operative Valerie Plame. The disclosure of Plame's identity was a violation of Federal law, but, as yet, the Administration has not "solved" the case. A Federal Special Prosecutor is still pursuing the case of the leak, which many sources report to have originated from the vicinity of Cheney's office.

On the strength of Wilson's report, and other analysis, the CIA and the State Department removed the Niger report from their intelligence estimates of Iraq's pursuit of weapons of mass destruction. Yet, in December 2002, Under-Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Affairs John Bolton played a key role in putting this false information in a widely circulated State Department Fact Sheet on "Omissions From the Iraqi Declaration of the United Nations Security Council."

In a March 1, 2005 letter to the chairman of the National Security Subcommittee of the House Government Reform Committee, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) asked for a committee investigation into State Department efforts to conceal the role of Bolton in the creation of the Fact Sheet, and in insisting that the Niger reference be kept in the Fact Sheet, despite objections from both State Department intelligence and CIA officials.

This inquiry has relevance not only to Bolton's potential connection to an espionage network, but to his persistent role in "fixing" intelligence which he and his neo-con friends did not like. It was this cooking of intelligence which provided the justification for pushing the United States into war against Iraq, in pursuit of WMD which were not there, and which the neo-con circles around Dick Cheney continue to carry out in pursuit of the new wars they have on their agenda.


John Bolton vs. the world

His job is to keep a hawk eye on dovish Colin Powell. And he's helped turn Bush foreign policy into an ideological hammer. By Nicholas Thompson

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2003/07/16/bolton/

Paula Dobriansky

Then there are the sisters Dobriansky. Larisa Dobriansky, currently the deputy assistant secretary for national energy policy at the Department of Energy—in which capacity she’s charged with managing the department’s Office of Climate Change Policy—was previously a lobbyist with the firm Akin Gump, where she worked on climate change for ExxonMobil. Her sister, Paula Dobriansky, currently serves as undersecretary for global affairs in the State Department. In that role, Paula Dobriansky recently headed the U.S. delegation to a United Nations meeting on the Kyoto Protocol in Buenos Aires, where she charged that “science tells us that we cannot say with any certainty what constitutes a dangerous level of warming, and therefore what level must be avoided.”

Indeed, the rhetoric of scientific uncertainty has been Paula Dobriansky’s stock-in-trade. At a November 2003 panel sponsored by the AEI, she declared, “the extent to which the man-made portion of greenhouse gases is causing temperatures to rise is still unknown, as are the long-term effects of this trend. Predicting what will happen 50 or 100 years in the future is difficult.”

Given Paula Dobriansky’s approach to climate change, it will come as little surprise that memos uncovered by Greenpeace show that in 2001, within months of being confirmed by the Senate, Dobriansky met with ExxonMobil lobbyist Randy Randol and the Global Climate Coalition. For her meeting with the latter group, one of Dobriansky’s prepared talking points was “POTUS [President Bush in Secret Service parlance] rejected Kyoto, in part, based on input from you.” The documents also show that Dobriansky met with ExxonMobil executives to discuss climate policy just days after September 11, 2001. A State Department official confirmed that these meetings took place, but adds that Dobriansky “meets with pro-Kyoto groups as well.”

http://www.motherjones.com/news/feature/2005/05/some_like_it_hot.html

Francis Fukuyama

Thus, in the view of the early Bush administration, the planet would come to be dominated more and more by the "universal homogenous state," a mixture of "liberal democracy in the political sphere combined with easy access to VCRs and stereos in the economic." The arid banality of that definition is matched by Fukuyama's dazzled tribute to "the spectacular abundance of advanced liberal economies and the infintely diverse consumer culture." Fukuyama, it turns out, is a resident of the privileged enclave for imperial functionaries that is northeast Virginia, and so has little understanding of the scope of US domestic poverty and immiseration: "This is not to say that there are not rich people and poor people in the United States, or that the gap between them has not grown in recent years. But the root causes of economic inequality have less to do with the underlying legal and social strcutures of our society, which remain fundamentally egalitarian and moderately redistributionist, as with the cultural and social characteristics of the groups that make it up, which are in turn the historical legacy of premodern conditions. Thus black poverty in the United States, for example, is not the inherent product of liberalism, but is rather the 'legacy of slavery and racism' which persisted long after the formal abolition fo slavery." For Fukuyama, writing at a moment when American class divisions were more pronounced that at any time in human memory, "the egalitarianism of modern America represents the essential achievement of the classless society envisoned by Marx." As a purveyor of official doctrine for the Bush regime, Fukuyama is bound to ignore twenty years of increasing poverty and declining standards of living for all Americans which has caused an even greater retrogression for the black population; there is no way that this can be chalked up to the heritage of slavery.

http://tarpley.net/bush23.htm

Robert Kagan

"Obviously the administration intends to publicize all the weapons of mass destruction U.S. forces find -- and there will be plenty."

Think about what the world will look like the day after the bombing ends. Mr. Hussein will still be in power -- if five weeks of heavy bombing in 1991 failed to knock him out, five days of bombing won't either. Can the air attacks insure that he will never be able to use weapons of mass destruction again? The answer, unfortunately, is no. Even our smart bombs cannot reliably hit and destroy every weapons and storage site in Iraq, for the simple reason that we do not know where all the sites are. After the bombing stops, Mr. Hussein will still be able to manufacture weapons of mass destruction. Pentagon officials admit this. [Bombing Iraq Isn't Enough, William Kristol & Robert Kagan, The New York Times, January 30, 1998

http://www.newamericancentury.org/iraq-013098.htm

Zalmay Khalilzad

Washington's Neocon in Baghdad? Zalmay Khalilzad Nominated as U.S. Ambassador

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/04/07/1343234

William Kristol - Intentionally Left Blank

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Kristol

Richard Perle

“This will be the short war I and others predicted… I don’t believe it will be months. I believed all along that it will be a quick war, and I continue to believe that.”

"The President of the United States, on issue after issue, has reflected the thinking of neoconservatives."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Perle

Peter W. Rodman

FBI agents Sunday and Monday questioned senior officials in the Department of Defense as part of an investigation into allegations that a Pentagon analyst passed on classified documents to an Israeli lobbying group, which may have then passed them on to the government of Israel. The documents in question were papers on the US's stance towards Iran.

The Washington Post reports that Douglas Feith, undersecretary for policy for Defense, and Peter Rodman, assistant secretary for international security affairs, are among those whom the FBI interviewed about the contacts between Lawrence Franklin, a lower-level Pentagon analyst, and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and an Israeli diplomat. The Post notes that Mr. Franklin, a Catholic, first came to the attention of the FBI more than a year ago when he appeared at a lunch between an AIPAC official and an Israeli diplomat. The FBI's counterintelligence unit was monitoring the meeting as part of another investigation that it has refused to comment on, although one FBI official said it is part of a broader investigation. [Ed. Note: "Part of a broader investigation," hummm... wonder what that is about.]

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0831/dailyUpdate.html

Donald Rumsfeld ~ Shaking hands with ...BFF... Saddam Hussein

Between 1983 and 1992--the Reagan/Bush and Bush/Quayle era--the U.S. gave Iraq innumerable weapons, and issued about $2 billion in loans, most of which were used to buy even more weapons; the U.S. never expected full repayment. In addition, U.S. corporations provided Iraq with the means to manufacture chemical and biological weapons. The "point man" the Reagan administration sent to solidify U.S.-Iraqi relations--and who had personal knowledge that Iraq was using chemical weapons against Iran, and who helped remove the "terrorist" label against Iraq--was . . . Donald Rumsfeld.

WHO GASSED
WHO?

Rummy and Saddam shaking hands photo

MASS GRAVES

UPDATED 201308.30

Exclusive: CIA Files Prove America
Helped Saddam as He Gassed Iran

The U.S. knew Hussein was launching some of the worst chemical attacks in history -- and still gave him a hand. 

BY SHANE HARRIS AND MATTHEW M. AID, | AUGUST 26, 2013,  Article Source ~ Dahbud's Page Source

The U.S. government may be considering military action in response to chemical strikes near Damascus. But a generation ago, America's military and intelligence communities knew about and did nothing to stop a series of nerve gas attacks far more devastating than anything Syria has seen, Foreign Policy has learned.

In 1988, during the waning days of Iraq's war with Iran, the United States learned through satellite imagery that Iran was about to gain a major strategic advantage by exploiting a hole in Iraqi defenses. U.S. intelligence officials conveyed the location of the Iranian troops to Iraq, fully aware that Hussein's military would attack with chemical weapons, including sarin, a lethal nerve agent. 

The intelligence included imagery and maps about Iranian troop movements, as well as the locations of Iranian logistics facilities and details about Iranian air defenses. The Iraqis used mustard gas and sarin prior to four major offensives in early 1988 that relied on U.S. satellite imagery, maps, and other intelligence. These attacks helped to tilt the war in Iraq's favor and bring Iran to the negotiating table, and they ensured that the Reagan administration's long-standing policy of securing an Iraqi victory would succeed. But they were also the last in a series of chemical strikes stretching back several years that the Reagan administration knew about and didn't disclose.

U.S. officials have long denied acquiescing to Iraqi chemical attacks, insisting that Hussein's government never announced he was going to use the weapons. But retired Air Force Col. Rick Francona, who was a military attaché in Baghdad during the 1988 strikes, paints a different picture. 

"The Iraqis never told us that they intended to use nerve gas. They didn't have to. We already knew," he told Foreign Policy.

According to recently declassified CIA documents and interviews with former intelligence officials like Francona, the U.S. had firm evidence of Iraqi chemical attacks beginning in 1983. At the time, Iran was publicly alleging that illegal chemical attacks were carried out on its forces, and was building a case to present to the United Nations. But it lacked the evidence implicating Iraq, much of which was contained in top secret reports and memoranda sent to the most senior intelligence officials in the U.S. government. The CIA declined to comment for this story. 

In contrast to today's wrenching debate over whether the United States should intervene to stop alleged chemical weapons attacks by the Syrian government, the United States applied a cold calculus three decades ago to Hussein's widespread use of chemical weapons against his enemies and his own people. The Reagan administration decided that it was better to let the attacks continue if they might turn the tide of the war. And even if they were discovered, the CIA wagered that international outrage and condemnation would be muted.

In the documents, the CIA said that Iran might not discover persuasive evidence of the weapons' use -- even though the agency possessed it. Also, the agency noted that the Soviet Union had previously used chemical agents in Afghanistan and suffered few repercussions. 

It has been previously reported that the United States provided tactical intelligence to Iraq at the same time that officials suspected Hussein would use chemical weapons. But the CIA documents, which sat almost entirely unnoticed in a trove of declassified material at the National Archives in College Park, Md., combined with exclusive interviews with former intelligence officials, reveal new details about the depth of the United States' knowledge of how and when Iraq employed the deadly agents. They show that senior U.S. officials were being regularly informed about the scale of the nerve gas attacks. They are tantamount to an official American admission of complicity in some of the most gruesome chemical weapons attacks ever launched.

Top CIA officials, including the Director of Central Intelligence William J. Casey, a close friend of President Ronald Reagan, were told about the location of Iraqi chemical weapons assembly plants; that Iraq was desperately trying to make enough mustard agent to keep up with frontline demand from its forces; that Iraq was about to buy equipment from Italy to help speed up production of chemical-packed artillery rounds and bombs; and that Iraq could also use nerve agents on Iranian troops and possibly civilians. 

Officials were also warned that Iran might launch retaliatory attacks against U.S. interests in the Middle East, including terrorist strikes, if it believed the United States was complicit in Iraq's chemical warfare campaign.

"As Iraqi attacks continue and intensify the chances increase that Iranian forces will acquire a shell containing mustard agent with Iraqi markings," the CIA reported in a top secret document in November 1983. "Tehran would take such evidence to the U.N. and charge U.S. complicity in violating international law." 

At the time, the military attaché's office was following Iraqi preparations for the offensive using satellite reconnaissance imagery, Francona told Foreign Policy. According to a former CIA official, the images showed Iraqi movements of chemical materials to artillery batteries opposite Iranian positions prior to each offensive.

Francona, an experienced Middle East hand and Arabic linguist who served in the National Security Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency, said he first became aware of Iraq's use of chemical weapons against Iran in 1984, while serving as air attaché in Amman, Jordan. The information he saw clearly showed that the Iraqis had used Tabun nerve agent (also known as "GA") against Iranian forces in southern Iraq. 

The declassified CIA documents show that Casey and other top officials were repeatedly informed about Iraq's chemical attacks and its plans for launching more. "If the Iraqis produce or acquire large new supplies of mustard agent, they almost certainly would use it against Iranian troops and towns near the border," the CIA said in a top secret document. 

But it was the express policy of Reagan to ensure an Iraqi victory in the war, whatever the cost. 

The CIA noted in one document that the use of nerve agent "could have a significant impact on Iran's human wave tactics, forcing Iran to give up that strategy." Those tactics, which involved Iranian forces swarming against conventionally armed Iraqi positions, had proved decisive in some battles. In March 1984, the CIA reported that Iraq had "begun using nerve agents on the Al Basrah front and likely will be able to employ it in militarily significant quantities by late this fall."

The use of chemical weapons in war is banned under the Geneva Protocol of 1925, which states that parties "will exert every effort to induce other States to accede to the" agreement. Iraq never ratified the protocol; the United States did in 1975. The Chemical Weapons Convention, which bans the production and use of such arms, wasn't passed until 1997, years after the incidents in question. 

The initial wave of Iraqi attacks, in 1983, used mustard agent. While generally not fatal, mustard causes severe blistering of the skin and mucus membranes, which can lead to potentially fatal infections, and can cause blindness and upper respiratory disease, while increasing the risk of cancer. The United States wasn't yet providing battlefield intelligence to Iraq when mustard was used. But it also did nothing to assist Iran in its attempts to bring proof of illegal Iraqi chemical attacks to light. Nor did the administration inform the United Nations. The CIA determined that Iran had the capability to bomb the weapons assembly facilities, if only it could find them. The CIA believed it knew the locations.

Hard evidence of the Iraqi chemical attacks came to light in 1984. But that did little to deter Hussein from using the lethal agents, including in strikes against his own people. For as much as the CIA knew about Hussein's use of chemical weapons, officials resisted providing Iraq with intelligence throughout much of the war. The Defense Department had proposed an intelligence-sharing program with the Iraqis in 1986. But according to Francona, it was nixed because the CIA and the State Department viewed Saddam Hussein as "anathema" and his officials as "thugs." 

The situation changed in 1987. CIA reconnaissance satellites picked up clear indications that the Iranians were concentrating large numbers of troops and equipment east of the city of Basrah, according to Francona, who was then serving with the Defense Intelligence Agency. What concerned DIA analysts the most was that the satellite imagery showed that the Iranians had discovered a gaping hole in the Iraqi lines southeast of Basrah. The seam had opened up at the junction between the Iraqi III Corps, deployed east of the city, and the Iraqi VII Corps, which was deployed to the southeast of the city in and around the hotly contested Fao Peninsula. 

The satellites detected Iranian engineering and bridging units being secretly moved to deployment areas opposite the gap in the Iraqi lines, indicating that this was going to be where the main force of the annual Iranian spring offensive was going to fall, Francona said. 

In late 1987, the DIA analysts in Francona's shop in Washington wrote a Top Secret Codeword report partially entitled "At The Gates of Basrah," warning that the Iranian 1988 spring offensive was going to be bigger than all previous spring offensives, and this offensive stood a very good chance of breaking through the Iraqi lines and capturing Basrah. The report warned that if Basrah fell, the Iraqi military would collapse and Iran would win the war. 

President Reagan read the report and, according to Francona, wrote a note in the margin addressed to Secretary of Defense Frank C. Carlucci: "An Iranian victory is unacceptable." 

Subsequently, a decision was made at the top level of the U.S. government (almost certainly requiring the approval of the National Security Council and the CIA). The DIA was authorized to give the Iraqi intelligence services as much detailed information as was available about the deployments and movements of all Iranian combat units. That included satellite imagery and perhaps some sanitized electronic intelligence. There was a particular focus on the area east of the city of Basrah where the DIA was convinced the next big Iranian offensive would come. The agency also provided data on the locations of key Iranian logistics facilities, and the strength and capabilities of the Iranian air force and air defense system. Francona described much of the information as "targeting packages" suitable for use by the Iraqi air force to destroy these targets. 

The sarin attacks then followed. 

The nerve agent causes dizziness, respiratory distress, and muscle convulsions, and can lead to death. CIA analysts could not precisely determine the Iranian casualty figures because they lacked access to Iranian officials and documents. But the agency gauged the number of dead as somewhere between "hundreds" and "thousands" in each of the four cases where chemical weapons were used prior to a military offensive. According to the CIA, two-thirds of all chemical weapons ever used by Iraq during its war with Iran were fired or dropped in the last 18 months of the war. 

By 1988, U.S. intelligence was flowing freely to Hussein's military. That March, Iraq launched a nerve gas attack on the Kurdish village of Halabja in northern Iraq. 

A month later, the Iraqis used aerial bombs and artillery shells filled with sarin against Iranian troop concentrations on the Fao Peninsula southeast of Basrah, helping the Iraqi forces win a major victory and recapture the entire peninsula. The success of the Fao Peninsula offensive also prevented the Iranians from launching their much-anticipated offensive to capture Basrah. According to Francona, Washington was very pleased with the result because the Iranians never got a chance to launch their offensive. 

The level of insight into Iraq's chemical weapons program stands in marked contrast to the flawed assessments, provided by the CIA and other intelligence agencies about Iraq's program prior to the United States' invasion in 2003. Back then, American intelligence had better access to the region and could send officials out to assess the damage. 

Francona visited the Fao Peninsula shortly after it had been captured by the Iraqis. He found the battlefield littered with hundreds of used injectors once filled with atropine, the drug commonly used to treat sarin's lethal effects. Francona scooped up a few of the injectors and brought them back to Baghdad -- proof that the Iraqis had used sarin on the Fao Peninsula. 

In the ensuing months, Francona reported, the Iraqis used sarin in massive quantities three more times in conjunction with massed artillery fire and smoke to disguise the use of nerve agents. Each offensive was hugely successful, in large part because of the increasingly sophisticated use of mass quantities of nerve agents. The last of these attacks, called the Blessed Ramadan Offensive, was launched by the Iraqis in April 1988 and involved the largest use of sarin nerve agent employed by the Iraqis to date. For a quarter-century, no chemical attack came close to the scale of Saddam's unconventional assaults. Until, perhaps, the strikes last week outside of Damascus. 

Situation report on the Iran-Iraq war, noting that each side is preparing for chemical weapons attacks (July 29, 1982) 

Iran-Iraq Situation Report by Foreign Policy ~ View Documents Here

Top secret memo documenting chemical weapons use by Iraq, and discussing Iran's likely reactions (Nov. 4, 1983) 

Iran's Likely Reaction to Iraqi Use of Chemical Weapons by Foreign Policy ~ View Documents Here

Memo to the director of Central Intelligence predicting that Iraq will use nerve agents against Iran (Feb. 24, 1984) 

Memo Predicts Use of Nerve Agents by Foreign Policy ~ View Documents Here

CIA predicts "widespread use of mustard agents" and use of nerve agents by late summer (March 13, 1984) 

CIA Predicts Widespread Use of Mustard Agents and Use of Nerve Agent by Late Summer by Foreign Policy ~ View Documents Here

CIA confirms Iraq used nerve agent (March 23, 1984) 

CIA Confirms Iraq Used Nerve Agent by Foreign Policy ~ View Documents Here

CIA considers the consequences for chemical weapons proliferation now that Iraq has used mustard and nerve agent (Sept. 6, 1984) 

Note on Chemical Weapons Proliferation and Posisble Consequences by Foreign Policy ~ View Documents Here

Intelligence assessment of Iraq's chemical weapons program (January 1985) 

Intelligence Assessment of Iraqi Chemical Weapons Program by Foreign Policy ~ View Documents Here


William Schneider, Jr.

William Schneider on CNN’s “American Morning” program today highlighted a talk given by former CIA Director James Woolsey’s, about “World War IV” (He counts the Cold War as number III). He says it will be between most of the Middle East and the so-called Western World. Speaking of the undesirable regimes in that area, he said (I paraphrase), “All these countries are going to feel threatened about our formula of democracy creeping in to their area. I say, ‘Good. We want them to feel threatened.’” Schneider then placed Woolsey as being closely allied with Rumsfeld, Perle, Wolfowitz, and others, and made the connection that many others have, that 9-11 was seized as an opportunity to carry out their pre-existing goals. He challenged Bush’s public assertion that this was not a clash of civilizations, pointing to the enormous global opposition to the U.S. and Britain’s Western aggression.

http://pnac.info/index.php/2003/hints-of-pnac-on-cnn-world-war-iv/

Vin Weber

THE WELLSTONE MEMORIAL - Republicans, no longer able to say anything bad about the late Paul Wellstone, were reduced to criticizing his mass memorial service, in which thousands of people cheered Walter Mondale, booed Trent Lott, and were exhorted by one of the speakers to go out there and win the election.

Question 4 (Listen with Real Audio)
CARL: "What a complete, total, absolute sham."

That's former Republican House member Vin Weber giving the GOP take on a service that turned into a political rally. Republicans are so angry about this televised event that they're asking for equal air time to counter the free publicity that it gave to Democrats. What service?

http://www.npr.org/programs/waitwait/archquiz/2002/021102.html

Paul Wolfowitz

"General Shinseki's estimate is wildly off the mark. I am reasonably certain that [the Iraqi people] will greet us as liberators, and that will help us to keep requirements down." 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Wolfowitz

R. James Woolsey

THE IRAQ CONNECTION - Blood Bath - http://radiobergen.org/terrorism/iraq.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._James_Woolsey

Robert B. Zoellick

Trade Hypocrisy: The Problem with Robert Zoellick

http://www.globalpolicy.org/socecon/ffd/2002/1220hypocrisy.htm

President justifies war to parents of dead
by Ron Hutcheson


What was originally posted:

Elliott Abrams,

Pardoned Crook -- Pleaded guilty October 7, 1991, to two misdemeanor charges of withholding information from Congress about secret government efforts to support the Nicaraguan contra rebels during a ban on such aid. U.S. District Chief Judge Aubrey E. Robinson, Jr., sentenced Abrams November 15, 1991, to two years probation and 100 hours community service. Abrams was pardoned December 24, 1992.

http://www.fas.org/irp/offdocs/walsh/summpros.htm

Richard L. Armitage,

Traitor - Plame Leaker - A conspicuous exception was former deputy secretary of State Richard Armitage, whose office would only say, "We're not commenting." He was one of a handful of top officials who had access to the information. He is an old source and friend of Woodward's, and he fits Novak's description of his source as "not a partisan gunslinger." Woodward has indicated that he knows the identity of Novak's source, which further suggests his source and Novak's were one and the same.

State Department official source of Plame leak 
CNN.com - Sources: http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/08/30/leak.armitage/index.html

Court Silences CIA Operative Despite Yellowcake Scandal
By David Kravets, November 13, 2009, 6:30 pm - Categories: Censorship, Cover-Ups, politics

Valerie Plame Wilson cannot publicize details of her work as a CIA operative, even though a government official already outed her as an agent in an attempt to discredit her husband, Joseph C. Wilson, a federal appeals court says.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/11/valerie-plame-silenced/

William J. Bennett,

Congressional Racist - Tells 1.25 Million Listeners,

Abort Every Black Baby to Stop Crime

109TH CONGRESS - H. RES. 473 - 1ST SESSION Condemning the racist remarks of William Bennett. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES - SEPTEMBER 29, 2005

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=hr109-473

Jeffrey Bergner,

John Bolton,

Paula Dobriansky, Francis Fukuyama, Robert Kagan, Zalmay Khalilzad, William Kristol, Richard Perle, Peter W. Rodman, Donald Rumsfeld, William Schneider, Jr., Vin Weber, Paul Wolfowitz, R. James Woolsey, Robert B. Zoellick

Bipartisan Women & Baby Killers

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, by a Republican, War Criminal Bush, Administration with Democrat Support.

It was widely known before the Iraq war over 50% of the Iraqi population were children under the age of 15, & the war began with this act of sheer cowardice by a Republican, War Criminal, Administration, with Democrat Support.

1,455,590 innocent Iraqi’s were murdered in order to eliminate one (1) man by Republicans & Democrats based on ??? an outright lie ??? sent to  Mr. Bill on January 26, 1998 by NEOCONS.


Voted for Illegal War

H J RES 114 - YEA & NAY - 10 Oct 2002 - 3:05 PM
To Authorize the Use of United States Armed Forces Against Iraq

Senate, YEA = 77 / NAY = 23

House of Representatives, YEA = 296 / NAY = 133

[Click to see who voted Yea or Nay]

Legality of the Iraq War

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legality_of_the_Iraq_War

ALSO

It is alleged most of the above politicians did not read
the Patriot Act before making it law.



Fake News or Real News? ~ Nobody Knows, For Sure!

FOX News: Rapture coming April 23, 2018


Blondie_Vs._The_Doors_-_Rapture_Riders via joao reininho

Daily Express: End of the world 2018: Will the Rapture occur on April 23? SHOCK prediction says YES

Above Top Secret: "End of the world 2018: Will the Rapture occur on April 23? SHOCK prediction says YES" 

Above Top Secret: New doom porn date: April 18, 2018



Feetlines 201804.16

Truthout: Trial Date Set for Groundbreaking Kids' Climate Lawsuit

Truthout: A New Strategy to Address Climate Change: Suing for Community Rights

Truthout: "Nature Has Rights": Activists Call for a Legal Transformation

Truthout: Exxon's Conspiracy Charges Aim to Derail Climate Lawsuits



Remembering via ~@~

Remembering Marla Ruzicka

December 31, 1976 ~ April 16, 2005

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marla_Ruzicka

Remembering Marla Ruzicka, December 31, 1976 - April 16, 2005
To have a job where you can make things better for people?
That's a blessing. Why would I do anything else?
~ Marla Ruzicka

Marla Ruzicka (December 31, 1976 -- April 16, 2005) was an activist-turned-aid worker. She believed that combatant governments had a legal and moral responsibility to compensate the families of civilians killed or injured in military conflicts. She and her Iraqi translator, Faiz Ali Salim, were killed by a suicide car bombing on Airport Road in Baghdad on April 16, 2005.

In 2003, Ruzicka founded the Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict (CIVIC), an organization that counted civilian casualties and assisted Iraqi victims of the 2003 US invasion of Iraq.

Born in Lakeport, California, Ruzicka attended Long Island University's Friends World Program, and spent four years traveling throughout Costa Rica, Kenya, Cuba, Israel/Palestine, and Zimbabwe. After graduating in 1999, Ruzicka volunteered for the San Francisco-based organizations Rainforest Action Network and Global Exchange. [Click to Continue Reading]


Remembering Art Bell

June 17, 1945 ~ April 13, 2018

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Bell


Art Bell Interviews Robert Anton Wilson 7/17/1997 via Floyd Anderson


Terence Mckenna with Art Bell 05-22-97 via deliveramessage.com


Remembering Brian O'Leary

January 27, 1940 ~ July 28, 2011

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_O%27Leary


2/2 Dr. Brian O’Leary - Free Energy via Spectrum Radio Network



Notes from ~@~


Brooks & Dunn “Hillbilly Deluxe” via HQ Creative



Feetlines ~ 201804.13

We the People:

BBC News: Are we heading for a third world war?

AP News: Radioactive sludge barrel ruptures at Idaho nuclear site

Reuters: Trade war backfire: Steel tariff shrapnel hits U.S. farmers

The Guardian: Non-profit’s $300 hepatitis C cure as effective as $84,000 alternative

The Guardian: Tesla email reveals company’s effort to silence an alleged victim with cash

The Verge: Some Android phone manufacturers are lying to users about missed security updates

Native Sun News: South Dakota high court to hear tribes’ case against Keystone XL Pipeline permit

Time: 'Nothing Short of Catastrophic.' Hurricane Harvey's Toxic Impact Worse Than Publicly Reported, Records Show

Facebook:

New York Times: I Downloaded the Information That Facebook Has on Me. Yikes. ~ via Fred

REDDIT:

Facebook new symbol. DataLeak!!!!
Facebook new symbol. DataLeak!!!!

Mark Zuckerberg offers heart felt apologies for selling your private data to corporations
Mark Zuckerberg offers heart felt apologies for selling your private data to corporations

Miscellaneous:

FOX News: Biblical prophecy claims the Rapture is coming April 23, numerologist says

Humor:

REDDIT:

Advice I can follow
Advice I can follow



Steven Leech ~ Boptime + Legends of Wilmington Jazz

Even Steven's Boptime

On Saturday's Boptime, we begin at 6am (EDT) with a short segment about integrated rock n’ roll groups of the late 1950s followed by a segment about some of the famous radio DJs from the same era. At 7am (EDT) Larry Williams and Kitty Mayo visit for our special Radiothon programming. Uncle Richard makes a guest visit. We’ll have some jazz written by local jazz icons, but recorded by others, some really choice and rare R&B, and we’ll also find out who the father of Annie’s baby really was. Get ready to make your pledges for the station during our second Saturday of Radiothon. We’re seeking $50K to reflect our 50 years on the air and we’ll need everyone to {PLEASE} contribute. ~ Steve

BOPTIME: Saturday, 6 AM Eastern time, 3 AM Pacific time
Go To: http://www.wvud.org/?page_id=24
Click on a listening link below the WVUD logo:
WVUD 91.3



Notes from ~@~


Grateful Dead ~ Hard To Handle 06-21-1971 Full via Davidaron



Feetlines ~ 201804.12

We the People:

The Guardian: Non-profit’s $300 hepatitis C cure as effective as $84,000 alternative

Facebook:

New York Times: I Downloaded the Information That Facebook Has on Me. Yikes. ~ via Fred

Tech Crunch: Zuckerberg denies knowledge of Facebook shadow profiles

CNN: Why Mark Zuckerberg didn't want to talk about your data

REDDIT:

Mark Zuckerberg offers heart felt apologies for selling your private data to corporations
Mark Zuckerberg offers heart felt apologies for selling your private data to corporations

Yummy yummy
Yummy yummy

DP/Real Picture
DP/Real Picture

MFW 30 pieces of silver was worth it
MFW 30 pieces of silver was worth it

Twit Files:

CNBC: Kremlin, on Trump Syria tweet, says 'We don't do Twitter diplomacy'

Raw Story: ‘Get ready Russia’: Trump announces Syrian missile strike on Twitter against ‘Gas Killing Animal’ Assad

Independent: Donald Trump says US attack on Syria 'could be very soon or not so soon at all'

Miscellaneous:

Newsweek: SICK PEOPLE IN VENEZUELA ARE TAKING DOG MEDICINE BECAUSE PHARMACIES ARE EMPTY

South China Morning Post: Facial recognition tech catches fugitive in huge crowd at Jacky Cheung Cantopop concert in China

The Irish Sun: Russians told what foods best to take into bomb shelters as World War 3 fears grow

TV NEWS CHECK: Sinclair Stations Release Video Attacking CNN

BBC News: US revenge porn victim gets $6.4m damage award

Alabama evangelist Acton Bowen jailed in Hoover on child sex charges involving young boy ~ But the site refuses to allow any form of linking

Humor:

REDDIT:

Lies
Lies

What does it mean to be free?
What does it mean to be free?



Feetlines ~ 201804.11

We the People:

Reddit: Oof == life == A sexually-transmitted, terminal disease.

Urban Dictionary ~ life == A sexually-transmitted, terminal disease

Reuters: Russian envoy to Lebanon: Any U.S. missiles fired at Syria will be shot down

CBS/AP: Bipartisan group of senators moving to protect Mueller's job

Facebook:

ReDDit: Mr. Data Accumulator

Mr. Data Accumulator
That's insulting to Data, who actually longed to be more human.
The Zuck is more like Lore. ~ amorousCephalopod

Reddit/Twitter, Edward Snowden:

Reddit/Twitter, Edward Snowden ~ In case you were wondering why Congress today is treating Facebook's CEO like an old friend rather than grilling him (they didn't even require him to be sworn in)

The Telegraph: Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg says privacy is no longer a 'social norm'

Wired: CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA COULD HAVE ALSO ACCESSED PRIVATE FACEBOOK MESSAGES

GIZMODO: How to Find Out If Your Facebook Data Was Stolen by Cambridge Analytica

9 to 5 Mac: How to remove your Facebook data from macOS

Deutsche Welle: Facebook scandal: Data scraping knows no borders

9 to 5 Mac: A paid version of Facebook, refuting a long-running conspiracy, planned Apple hit, and more

Miscellaneous:

CNBC: Fox offices in London raided by European Commission investigators

The Guardian: Sinclair chairman broke restraining order and allegedly threatened neighbor

NBC News: Sinclair talk show canceled after host appears to threaten Parkland survivor David Hogg

The Intercept: Israel Confirms Video of Sniper Shooting Unarmed Palestinian, as Soldiers Cheer, Is Genuine

Reddit: I don’t know about everyone else, but I’m ready for a smarter president.

CHANGE ~ Lets give Ralph a chance
CHANGE ~ Lets give Ralph a chance



Notes from ~@~


Ripple, Grateful Dead, Dedicated to Jerry Garcia via Playing for Change



They/Them~ Defining they and them

Peace On War
by dahbud mensch

Throughout America's adventure in free government, our basic purposes have been to keep the peace; to foster progress in human achievement, and to enhance liberty, dignity and integrity among people and among nations. To strive for less would be unworthy of a free and religious people. Any failure traceable to arrogance, or our lack of comprehension or readiness to sacrifice would inflict upon us grievous hurt both at home and abroad.President Dwight D. Eisenhower  ~ The Military-Industrial Complex

The kids dance and shake their bones ~ while the politicians are throwing stones ~  it's too clear we're on our own ~ singing ashes ashes all fall down Grateful Dead


How THEY Silenced the Counterculture

When we were children during the '50s,

The Bomb
No one who saw it could forget it, a foul and awesome display. - Kenneth Bainbridge, physicist 

there was no future!

We were the first group of teenagers
to become mass educated and,

THEY
portrayed US as Terrorists & Killers
[Notice use of Neocon/Federalist Speak words: TERROR & KILLER]

MOVIE POSTER SAYING 'TEENAGE KILLERS ON A TERROR RAMPAGE!'

Poster of teenagers in cars with the title, 'TEENAGE TERRORISTS TEARING UP THE STREETS

and tried to take our music away.

When we asked about civil rights,

THEY responded

Civil Rights photo by Bill Hudson showing peace officers with german shep. dogs and one dog bighting an African American 

Civil Rights Photo by Bill Hudson showing peace officer clubbing an African American for no reason. 

When we asked about war,

THEY Killed Us on the Campus

In Memory of the students murdered by the National Guard at Kent State
Photos Kent State Truth Tribunal ~ Shootings Movie

THEY Killed Us on the Streets

Photograph of National Guard murdering students during People's Park Demonstration , 1969 Berkeley, Ca.
Picture Tour

THEY Killed Us in Vietnam

Photo showing number of U.S. Military killed in Vietnam 

When we got older and raised families,
we went in debt and became a

Prozac Nation.

In case you haven't noticed,

Photo of George and George fishing in 'Nawlins'  during Katrina.  With smiles on their faces, Sr. holds the rod and Jr. holds the fish on a boat, while African Americans, in the background, wade through the flooded streets. (Spoof)

THEY RETURNED
THEY Took Your Jobs
THEY Took Your Money
THEY Took Your Homes
THEY Started Illegal Wars
THEY Destroyed the Economy
THEY Murdered Women & Children
THEY Put Martha Stewart & Tommy Chong In Jail

and... THEY

Held the Teachers Accountable!

Mass Murder Morons Congress Let Walk Free
This EVIL good ol' boy network
Brought Disgrace to the United States

with Republican/Democrat
Senate/Congress/Supreme Court Approval,

AND WALK FREE TODAY.

Yes We Scan = Politics Gone Bad !!!

Nobody Listens the First Time Around

Nobody for President 2020 = NONE OF THE ABOVE on Voter Ballots
None of the Above
Should Be A Choice On Voter Ballots
http://www.nobodyforpresident.org/



Feetlines ~ 201804.09

We the People:

AP News: EPA chief spent millions on security and travel

Reuters: Keystone pipeline leak in South Dakota about double previous estimate

BoingBoing: Bathroom hand-dryers suck in poo-particles and aerosolize them all over you and everything else


Google:

The Guardian: YouTube illegally collects data on children, say child protection groups


Facebook:

GIZMODO: Facebook Is About to Give 'Privacy-Protected Data' to Election Researchers

USA Today: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says he's left Facebook over data collection

Business Insider: In 2004, Mark Zuckerberg Broke Into A Facebook User's Private Email Account

CNBC: Facebook suspends another data analytics firm using tactics like Cambridge Analytica

The Guardian: News of Facebook's secret tool to delete executive messages caps days of chaos

Mother Jones: Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Says He Will Cooperate with Russia Probes

New Study finds that reading opposing viewpoints on Facebook will literally kill you instantly unless you call the other person a Nazi


Miscellaneous:

USA Today: Russia blames Israel for Syria air base attack after Pentagon denial of U.S. involvement

UrduPoint: France Did Not Bomb Syrian Air Base: French Army

AP News: Israel blamed for missile strike in Syria; 14 reported dead




Stand By Me via Playing For Change

Notes from ~@~

Happy 86th Birthday Paul
Monday, April 9, 2018
Much Love, FlyingSnail.com

Paul Krassner
Paul Krassner, San Francisco, 12 Sep. 1987 ~ Photo: Chris W Nelson

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Krassner

Paul's Home Page: http://www.PaulKrassner.com

Paul Krassner and C. Spangler
Paul Krassner and Curtis ~ Photo: Dwight Dolliver

[Ed. Note Regarding, "WTF are you doing?": Photographer says to Paul, “I wonder where all the other warriors are today?” (referring to those brave enough to stand up against any form of injustice) and I lift my t-shirt to reveal a Maasai warrior belt (ref. 1ref. 2); not to be confused with marriage belt, which has diamonds.]




Uncle John’s Band, Grateful Dead via Spencer Williams



Radio SDR

NOAA 15 201804.07
NOAA 15 (ch2-4, northbound 48 W) at 2018-04-07 02:37 UTC



Feetlines ~ April 7, 2018

NPR: 'We The People': Reconstituting The Constitution

Ars Technica: Facebook admits Zuckerberg wiped his old messages—which you [Ordinary Facebook users] can’t do

ABC News: Best Buy warns of data breach [October 2017] ~ Also mentions Delta Air Lines and Sears

CBS News: Homeland Security to compile database of journalists, media influencers

RTL-SDR.COM: Art from Satellite Transmissions: SatNOGS and Software Defined Radio used in a Sound Art Installation



Feetlines ~ April 6, 2018


Incarcerex via Rip & Roy



Feetlines ~ April 5, 2018

Curiosity's wheels after 1,988 Sol's on Mars
Curiosity's wheels after 1,988 Sol's on Mars
~ https://www.reddit.com/r/curiosityrover/

Daily MaIl: Mark Zuckerberg admits Facebook scans the contents of ALL your private Messenger texts in the latest blow to the scandal hit firm

Common Dreams: Citing 'Don't Be Evil' Motto, 3,000+ Google Employees Demand Company End Work on Pentagon Drone Project

Business Insider: Facebook drops a bombshell and says most of its 2 billion users may have had their personal data scraped

Bloomberg: Facebook Scans the Photos and Links You Send on Messenger

BBC News: Google should not be in business of war, say employees



Steven Leech ~ Boptime + Legends of Wilmington Jazz

Even Steven's Boptime

On Saturday's Boptime, we begin at 6am (EDT) with Perez Prado’s Voodoo Suite followed by Dizzy Gillespie and Machito’s orchestra with the 1975 recording of Oro, Incienso y Mirra. At 7am (EDT), and throughout the remainder of Boptime, Larry Williams and Kitty Mayo join in to co-host our special Radiothon program with a definite jazz and R&B Latin flavor. Get ready to call in your pledges to continue your support of our unique and diverse community radio programming during our annual fundraiser. We’re aiming to raise $50,000 to reflect our 50 years of serving you with our broadcasts, and we’ll need all our listeners to pitch in. ~ Steve

BOPTIME: Saturday, 6 AM Eastern time, 3 AM Pacific time
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Feetlines ~ April 4, 2018

DIY Concrete Smiling Stones
DIY Concrete Smiling Stones


SMMRY (pronounced SUMMARY) was created to summarize articles and text.

SMMRY's mission is to provide an efficient manner of understanding text, which is done primarily by reducing the text to only the most important sentences. SMMRY accomplishes its mission by:

• Ranking sentences by importance using the core algorithm.
• Reorganizing the summary to focus on a topic; by selection of a keyword.
• Removing transition phrases.
• Removing unnecessary clauses.
• Removing excessive examples.

The core algorithm summarizes in 7 simple steps:

1) Associate words with their grammatical counterparts. (e.g. "city" and "cities")
2) Calculate the occurrence of each word in the text.
3) Assign each word with points depending on their popularity.
4) Detect which periods represent the end of a sentence. (e.g "Mr." does not).
5) Split up the text into individual sentences.
6) Rank sentences by the sum of their words' points.
7) Return X of the most highly ranked sentences in chronological order.


Only 'stupid people don't want to get on better with Russia'

Finding order in disorder demonstrates a new state of matter

The Wal-Mart effect ~ Its Chinese imports have displaced nearly 200,000 U.S. jobs

FCC Commissioner Slams Her Own Agency for Policies 'Custom-Built' to Favor Sinclair-Tribune Merger

APNewsBreak: US suspects cellphone spying devices in DC

Tech woes, worsening tensions with China sink US stocks

Dow drops 459 points as Amazon tumbles, trade war fears rise

Sell-off sends investors running as stocks have second biggest outflow ever in first quarter

Opioids prescribed less in states where medical marijuana legal, studies find

Newly uncovered video shows Mobil CEO admitting climate change connection

The CDC Is Warning About Resistant "Nightmare Bacteria" Spreading Through The US

SNUFFBOOK ~ Man shot in head on Facebook Live by woman playing with loaded gun

New iPhone Won't Be Coming From Apple ??? Apple loses trademark fight over 'iPhone' name in China

China strikes back with additional 25 per cent tariffs on 106 US imports as all-out trade war edges ever closer

Be like Kristen. Repost from r/whitepeopletwitter
Be like Kristen



Paul Krassner ~ The Realist, Investigative Satirist

Remembering Kurt Vonnegut

by Paul Krassner 

Months before Timothy Leary died, he told me, "I watch words now. It's an obsession. I learned it from Marshall McLuhan, of course. A terrible vice. Had it for years, but not actually telling people about it. I watch the words that people use. The medium is the message, you recall. The brain creates the realities she wants. When we see the prisms of these words that come through, we can understand."

Hysteria over the word "Communist" was the forerunner of current hysteria over the word "terrorist." The attorney general of Arizona rejected the Communist Party's request for a place on the ballot because state law "prohibits official representation" for the Communists and, in addition, "The subversive nature of your organization is even more clearly designated by the fact that you do not even include your zip code." Alvin Dark, manager of the Giants, announced that "Any pitcher who throws at a batter and deliberately tries to hit him is a Communist." And singer Pat Boone declared at the Greater New York Anti-Communism Rally in Madison Square Garden: "I would rather see my four daughters shot before my eyes than have them grow up in a Communist United States. I would rather see those kids blown into Heaven than taught into Hell by the Communists." 

In a foreword to one of my books, Kurt Vonnegut wrote: "Paul Krassner in 1963 created a miracle of compressed intelligence nearly as admirable for potent simplicity, in my opinion, as Einstein's e=mc2. With the Vietnam War going on, and its critics discounted and scorned by the government and the mass media, Krassner put on sale a red, white and blue poster that said FUCK COMMUNISM."

Paul Krassner's FUCK COMMUNISM Bumpersnicker

"At the beginning of the 1960s, FUCK was believed to be so full of bad magic as to be unprintable. In the most humanely influential American novel of this half century, The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield, it will be remembered, was shocked to see that word on a subway-station wall. He wondered what seeing it might do to the mind of a little kid. COMMUNISM was to millions the name of the most loathsome evil imaginable. To call an American a communist was like calling somebody a Jew in Nazi Germany. By having FUCK and COMMUNISM fight it out in a single sentence, Krassner wasn't merely being funny as heck. He was demonstrating how preposterous it was for so many people to be responding to both words with such cockamamie Pavlovian fear and alarm." 

On the evening of March 14, at about 8:15, Vonnegut was sitting on the stoop in front of his house--smoking a cigarette, of course. When he stood up, he lost his balance and fell. Although he was supposedly brain dead at the precise moment his head hit the steps, he was kept on life support for the next few weeks. When it became clear that he could never be revived, the decision was made to remove life support, as he had requested.

The news of his actual death on April 11 was, in the words of a close friend, "merely a postscript--a relief, actually--which is not to say it was so easy to process. I'd equate it to losing a family member, albeit one who had a long, incredible life--one who changed the lives and world-view of countless people who had never met him, and who remained entirely lucid and kept his miraculous sense of humor to the very end." 

Vonnegut loved to make people laugh at his own despair over the way the American dream has morphed into the American nightmare. The obituaries all seemed to stress how depressed he was, never failing to mention his failed attempt at committing suicide. So naturally I was surprised when such a pessimist told me that my satire made him feel hopeful.

"You made supposedly serious matters seem ridiculous," he explained, "and this inspired many of your readers to decide for themselves what was ridiculous and what was not. Knowing that people were doing that, better late than never, made me optimistic."

The first time I met Vonnegut was at a memorial for Abbie Hoffman, whom he referred to as "the holy anti-war clown." The last time I saw him was at a panel on humor and satire at the Ethical Culture Society of New York. The panelists were Vonnegut, the late columnist Art Buchwald, stand-up comic Barry Crimmins, and myself. Of course, Vonnegut talked about the hellishness of living on earth. So, later that evening, my wife Nancy handed him a parody Monopoly card showing the rich-guy logo jumping away from flames, with this caption: "Get Out of Hell Free." A year-and-a-half later, he finally accomplished that goal.

Abbey Hoffman - Rutgers University - 6 Feb, 1988 -  Photo: Chris Nelson
Abbey Hoffman, Rutgers University, 6 February 1988 ~ Photograph by Chris Nelson



Patchworks Films ~ LOS HERMANOS / THE BROTHERS

Part One of the Evolution Cuba series


EVOLUTION CUBA, Trailer 7 8.1.16 via Ken Schneider

Meet Ilmar and Aldo López-Gavilán, virtuoso brothers born in Havana, but long separated by geopolitics. Ilmar makes his way as a violinist in NY. Aldo is famous as a jazz and classical pianist in Cuba. Both find opportunities and challenges in their chosen countries.

At 14, the Cuban government sent Ilmar to Russia, to study with a master violinist. He never returned, landing a spot in the Queen of Spain’s music conservatory. He found his way to the U.S., where he won first place in a music competition. The prize: first violin in the Harlem Quartet, a hard-working performance group that mentors kids of color in classical music.

Aldo, 6 years younger, stayed in Havana, inspired by a culture of world-class jazz pianists. Acclaimed for his original jazz compositions and classical chops, he is virtually unknown in the U.S. But this summer they embark on their first U.S. tour together, and a door opens.

Just a few months later Fidel Castro’s passing and Trump’s election put their gains at risk. The Brothers follows their journeys in a time of tumultuous change.

WHY THIS STORY?

In Cuba art is central to national identity. The island of 11 million people has outsized influence in dance and music worldwide. At the cultural vanguard in any country, artists are some of Cuba's most salient ambassadors, with a history of crossing divides that seem intractable to political leaders. Since the 1990s, Cuban artists and musicians have been tasked with bringing currency into an ailing economy, and allowed opportunities to travel, sell, and perform their work. Their privilege places them in an unusual position, allowing for some independence from the socialist economy. Those who stayed, like Aldo, love their country—and criticize it. Those who left, like Ilmar, love their country—and criticize it. With more possibilities on the table, the Gavilán brother’s dynamic and visually compelling story gives a unique and personal perspective on the evolving relationship between the U.S. and Cuba.




Hangin’ with Matt via FREEHAUFILMS




AC/DC ~ It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll) 1976 via Rare Music, & Stuff...



Disclaimer #6

6. If we want world peace, we must let go of our attachments and truly live like nomads. That's where I no mad at you, you no mad at me. That way, there'll surely be nomadness on the planet. And peace begins with each of us. A little peace here, a little peace there, pretty soon all the peaces will fit together to make one big peace everywhere.


Nothing else matters, Metallica arr. Karianne Brouwer violin, Maaike Schoenmaker cello



Notes from ~@~


Carlin Step, DJ Steve Porter & Eli Wilkie from Roland Kardeby


The Great Bell Chant (The End of Suffering) from R Smittenaar

Beautiful Child


One Day, Matisyahu from 100%


Unsung Hero from Rattakarn Srithavatchai "Garn"



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



Amestizo [Randy CrazyHorse] ~ Shaman

Chaco Culture National Historical Park via Wikipedia

The Siege of Chaco Canyon ~ Stop Fracking New Mexico ~ Fracking Versus Ancient Astronomy in Chaco Canyon ~ Fracking and drilling near Chaco Canyon challenged by Begaye, Nez ~ Frack Off Greater Chaco ~ Don't Frack Chaco Canyon



Carolyn Garcia ~ Mountain Girl


On the Bus, Carolyn Mountain Girl Garcia from vimeo



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



ASIFA-SF Newsletter

ASIFA-SF April 2018 Newsletter [PDF Format]



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


Mike Wilhelm Interview ~ December 2001 via Jesse Block

The San Francisco Rock Band
That Was Too Wild For the Sixties

by Ben Marks ~ July 19th, 2017 ~ Article Source

George Hunter of the Charlatans never shot Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead, not even once. But in the spring of 1966, on the grounds of Rancho Olompali just north of San Francisco, Garcia had reason to believe Hunter was gunning for him, causing the great guitarist to royally freak out. The misunderstanding unfolded when Hunter decided to drop some LSD and bring a loaded .30-30 Winchester rifle to a party at the Dead’s new Marin County hangout. Hunter never intended to strike fear into the heart of his genial host, but when he did, he was so high that he began to panic—perhaps he had accidentally shot someone, if not Garcia, after all. It took a long bummer of a night, and three of Hunter’s closest friends, to shake that demon thought from his troubled mind.

You’ve probably never heard of the “Incident at Olompali,” as no one has called it since, and your awareness of the Charlatans is likely limited to seeing the band’s name on scores of vintage rock posters, alongside more familiar monikers such as Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Big Brother and the Holding Company, and Grateful Dead. [Click to Continue Reading] ~ Great MP3 Podcasts via Mike Wilhelm:

Hear The People ~ Sympathy for the Devil ~ When You Got A Good Friend



Paul Krassner ~ The Realist, Investigative Satirist


‘REVOLUTION The Legacy of the Sixties’ A Feature Film Documentary via HELIXUS PRODUCTIONS



Rainbow Puddle ~ Stellar Light Shows

3 billion indoor coal or wood cooking fires a day is 3 BILLION too many ! ~ Hal


Inyenyeri - “Tea Time” via sarah smalik



Heyókȟa ~ Sacred Clowns

Sacred Clowns: The Heyókȟa symbolize and portray many aspects of the sacred, the Wakȟáŋ. Their satire presents important questions by fooling around. They ask difficult questions, and say things others are too afraid to say. By reading between the lines, the audience is able to think about things not usually thought about, or to look at things in a different way.

Principally, the Heyókȟa functions both as a mirror and a teacher, using extreme behaviors to mirror others, thereby forcing them to examine their own doubts, fears, hatreds, and weaknesses. Heyókȟas also have the power to heal emotional pain; such power comes from the experience of shame--they sing of shameful events in their lives, beg for food, and live as clowns. They provoke laughter in distressing situations of despair and provoke fear and chaos when people feel complacent and overly secure, to keep them from taking themselves too seriously or believing they are more powerful than they are.

In addition, sacred clowns serve an important role in shaping tribal codes. Heyókȟa's don't seem to care about taboos, rules, regulations, social norms, or boundaries. Paradoxically, however, it is by violating these norms and taboos that they help to define the accepted boundaries, rules, and societal guidelines for ethical and moral behavior. This is because they are the only ones who can ask "Why?" about sensitive topics and employ satire to question the specialists and carriers of sacred knowledge or those in positions of power and authority. In doing so, they demonstrate concretely the theories of balance and imbalance. Their role is to penetrate deception, turn over rocks, and create a deeper awareness. From Word Worlds, Where simplifying complexity becomes art.

Develop Your Mind, Not Sacred Sites

Develop Your Mind, Not Sacred Sites

Cree Prophecy

Only after the last tree has been cut down,

Only after the last river has been poisoned,

Only after the last fish has been caught,

Only then will you find money cannot be eaten.



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

Curtis Spangler & Wavy Gravy, Nobody for President San Francisco Rally, October 12, 1976 - Photograph: James Stark
Curtis Spangler & Wavy Gravy, Nobody for President Rally, 197610.12 ~ Photo: James Stark


[Not Work Safe] American Dream [George Carlin] via Ignas Laugalis [Not Work Safe]
American Dream, George Carlin ~ Original post via Ishtar and Audio Alternative via Felly

Nobody should have that much power
Nobody for President 2020 = NONE OF THE ABOVE on Voter Ballots



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 ~ Message by Mike Pinder




Why I Think This World Should End, Brandon Sloan



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!




Rebirth of Evil








 

http://www.flyingsnail.com/Podcast/RebirthOfEvil.mp3

 








April 1, 2018

 

Dear Citizens of the World,

I believe the time has come to reveal to you some of the perplexities you have faced in recent decades.

It is important to understand some of these things, so that you might know how to behave in the New World Order now taking shape on this planet you call Earth. We want you to be able to become fully involved and integrated into our new society. After all, doing this is for your best interest.

First of all, it is best if you understand some of our purposes so that you may more fully cooperate. I cannot tell you the hard times you will face if you resist us.

We have ways of dealing with resisters and you are being told this now, since it is much too late to turn things around. The days of putting a stop to us have long since past.

We have full control of the earth and it's finances, along with control of major corporate media propaganda, and there is simply no way any nation or power can defeat us.

We have eyes in every level of government in every nation of the world. We know what is being planned, for our ears and eyes are ever present. State secrets are fully known to us.

U.S. corporate media are constantly accused of lying for their government by everyone; including foreign governments.

Oh, you silly people, of course we lie. In this way we can keep the people unbalanced and always facing controversy, which is very helpful to us. Have you not seen the talk show spectacles on FOX?

Some of you believe we are the liberals and the good people are the conservatives. In reality, both serve our purposes. Each camp merely serves with the stamp of our approval, but they are not allowed to present real issues.

For example, consider BP's Oil Spill. By creating controversy on all levels, no one knows what to do. So, in all of this confusion, we go ahead and accomplish what we want with no hindrance. If fact, we teach this within a fraternity in one of your nation's older universities.

Consider President George W. Bush of the United States. Even though he regularly broke every known check on his power, no one could stop him, and he went ahead, and did whatever we wanted him to do.

Congress and 'The People' had no power to stop him. He did what we wanted, since he knew, if he did not, because of his rather dark character, we could have him removed in an instant. I'd say it was, "Rather brilliant strategy on our part?"

You cannot take us to court because you can't see us and the courts are our servants as well. We run everything and you do not know who to attack. I must say this invisible hand is wonderfully devised without any known historical precedent on this scale. We rule the world and the world cannot even find out who is ruling them.

This is truly a wonderful thing. In our corporate media, we present before you exactly what it is we want you to do. Then, as if in a flash you, our little servants, obey!

We can send American or European troops to wherever we like, whenever we like, and for whatever purpose we like, and you dutifully go about our business and don't even look up to see the poisons we are spraying on you in the form of chemtrails. How much more evidence do you need?

We can make you desire to leave your homes and family and go to war merely at our command. We only need to present some nonsense to you from the president's desk, or on the evening news, and we can get you all fired up to do whatever we like. You can do nothing but what we put before you.

Your Vain Resistance

When any of you seek to resist us, we have ways of making you look ridiculous with corporate media, as we have done with all your movements to show the world how impotent any resistance is.

Look at what we did near Waco. Did the Davidian's little store of weapons help them?

We have generously taxed you and used that money to make such sophisticated weapons you can in no way compete. Your own money has served to forge the chains we bind you with; especially, since we are in control of all money.

Some of you think you may escape by buying some land in the country and growing a garden. Let me remind you that you still pay us ground rent. Oh, you may call it property taxes, but it still goes to us.

You see, you need money no matter what you do. If you fail to pay your ground rent to us, we will take your land and sell it to someone who will pay us. Do you think we cannot do this? And with your ground rent we pay for the indoctrination of your children in the public schools we have set up.

We want them to grow up well trained into the system of our thinking. Your children will learn what we want them to learn, when we want them to learn it, and you pay for it through your ground rent.

Those funds are also used for other projects we have in mind, like drilling for oil in the Gulf, and our contractors are paid handsomely for their work.

You may doubt that we own your children, or have such control, but you will find that we do. We can declare that you abuse your children, when you spank them, and have them confiscated. If they do not show up for school indoctrination, we can accuse you of neglect, thereby, giving them to us.

Your children are not yours. They are ours. You must inoculate them, you must bring them to our hospitals, if we decree, or we will take them from you. You know this and we know this.

Through our electronic commerce and iDevices we are able to see where you are, what you are buying, and how much you have to buy things with. Where do you suppose we come up with our monthly financial statistics?

Through the Internet, Telecoms, and other sources we can even know how you think and what you say. It is not especially important to us what you believe as long as you do what we say.

Your beliefs are nonsense anyway. But if you think you have a following, and we perceive that you might be somewhat dangerous to our agenda, we have ways to deal with you. Do you remember how we used Telecoms to spy for us?

We have a Pandora's box of mischief with which to snare you. We can have you in court so long, you will never get out. We can easily drain away all your assets over one pretext or another. We have an inexhaustible fund with which to draw from to pay our lawyers.

These lawyers are paid by you in the form of taxes. You do not have this vast supply of wealth. We know how to divide and conquer. Have we not brought down rulers of countries through our devices?

Do you think your tiny self will be any match for us?

Your Vain Organizations

Let us consider your religions, tea parties, and "moral majority."

The "moral majority" is neither moral nor is it in the majority. We have delighted to use this wet noodle of a movement to make ridiculous the Christian faith.

The silly men who run that organization always end up with egg on their faces. We have always put them in defense of themselves, as we have so successfully done with the NRA.

We can make it seem, by our corporate media propaganda, that the National Rifle Association is actually the new Al Qaeda.

Have we not turned the American conservative movement on its ear? If it serves our purposes we can use the conservatives to turn the liberals on their ear.

It makes no difference to us but it serves to make you believe there are two sides struggling for their particular position. This helps to make things seem fair and free, since everyone has a voice.

Actually, there is only one side now with all kinds of masks on, but you are unable to penetrate our purposes.

You see, we can do whatever we like and you can do nothing about it.

Does it not seem reasonable that you should simply obey and serve us? Otherwise, you get eaten up in the resistance you suppose that will liberate you.

You cannot be liberated ... Try to Imagine how you can.

We supply fuel for your cars and we can turn it off whenever we like, claiming there is some sort of fuel shortage. What if your car breaks down? You cannot get parts for it without us.

We supply all money you use and at any whim of our desire, we can stop the money supply, or ... cause a complete crash all together.

We can then order the president to declare all money worthless and that we will have to have new money. All of your stashes of cash will go up in smoke in an instant.

Don't you need food?

If necessary, we can cause a trucker's strike which would stop deliveries of food to your local store. We can starve you whenever we like. You only have food because we have provided it for you from our 'supermarket to the world' table.

During the great depression we controlled food and heaped mountains of it behind fences, to let it rot.

The hungry were then made to work in our labor camps, even though there was enough, and more, to feed them. Do you really think you can beat us?

You say you will hoard gold coins so you will still have money in the time of the crash. We can simply pass a law which outlaws the possession of gold as we have done in the past.

If we find gold in your possession, we would simply confiscate it, and put you in prison for breaking the law.

While in prison, or at one of our recently reconstructed FEMA camps, you would be required to work for one of our prison industries. We have so formed a picture of the labor camps in our prisons, these days, that no one seems to object to them.

We tell people that murderers should pay for their own keep.

No one seems to consider that we have the power to put tomato growers in prison.

We can pass laws that prohibit gardens, and then make up some scientific reason why you may only buy food from our sources.

If someone sees you growing tomatoes, they will report you to us, and then we will have you in our fields, working for us.

Oh, silly, stoned out of your minds, people, there is no escape for you, for since long before you were born, we were planning your capture.

Your teachers and ministers have been forming your thoughts for us, for generations now. You have been tricked into taking corporate drugs that were intended for short term usage, which have turned you into a nation of controlled mood zombies, and you have no idea how to pull out of our influence, short of suicide. Go ahead and commit suicide, it will only help us to deal with excessive population.

You cannot hurt us, find us, or even imagine what we are up to. I am throwing you these few crumbs only so that you may, if you have a little good sense, obey and follow our orders.

Your Controlled Mind

We run Hollywood. The movies such as Terminator and Armageddon, along with a great host of others, were simply created to get you thinking according to our directions.

You have been made to delight in violence, so that when we send you off to kill some bad man, we have put before you, you move without a whimper.

We have placed violent arcade games in your malls to prepare your young children's minds in the art of battle.

We have made you view our armies and police as the good forces, which cause you to submit to things that were unthinkable a few decades ago.

We totally orchestrated 9/11 and blamed it on somebody else using our corporate media and Congress, who we bought through our lobbies.

Think about it ... Congress spent about 60 million (60,000,000) of your income tax dollars, to discover if Monica swallowed (a little pre-reality show we dreamed up) and a little over 3 million dollars on the 9/11 Commission because we did not want an investigation of secret energy meetings or 9/11 to surface. See how easy it is to trick you?

Our artful programs are all designed to help you to submit and help the New World Order. Star Trek, and other such creations, have taught you to simply: obey orders from new international rulers.

Oh, silly people, you thought you were being entertained, while you were actually being educated. Dare I use the words, "brainwashed" or "mind control?" By the way, have you ever seen Star Wars?

What a masterpiece of mental manipulation. Humans confer with nondescript beasts of all shapes and sizes, and they confer in English.

I wonder where those space beasts learned English. Oh, the simple-ness of the mind of the citizen, for sh-he never considers sh-he is being taken into fairyland.

We placed advertisements for Star Wars everywhere you go. They were in WalMart, K-Mart, Taco Bell and a host of our institutions of corporate commerce.

There is something we want you to learn from Star Wars. Or, perhaps it could be said, there is something we do not want you to learn. Either way, we will have what we want in the whole affair.

Of course, to keep you off guard, we have instructed our elected officials to appear to be correcting the evil of our violence. Presidents often speak against violence in Hollywood movies.

This will not solve the problem, but it will make the people believe the problem is being worked on.

Sex and violence are the very best powers to use, to help us gain our advantage. How the people loathe to give up their sex and violence, so we place all they want before them. In this way, we keep them so occupied they do not have the integrity or brain-power to deal with the really important matters which are left entirely in our hands.

President Bush was very helpful to us. We knew of what character he was before we placed him as president. Exposing him was very helpful in adjusting the moral habits of the youth downward and this is too, our advantage.

Even more agreeable to us were the vain efforts of those who thought they could remove him against our will. He was useful to us and we control who is removed or not removed.

Excuse me if I seem to be mocking your system of beliefs, but they are rather outdated. Have you no eyes to see your vain liberties and your righteous pontifications are nothing before us? You can only do what we say you can do.

We remove presidents when we are ready and the leader we set up will be there until it serves us to have another. At that time we place our purposed politicians before you, and you vote for what we want.

In that way we give you the vain voting exercise in the belief you had something to do with placing your politicians in office.

Our Unfathomable Mysteries

Our recent war in Iraq had many purposes to it, but we do not speak of these things openly. We let the talk show hosts blather all sorts of nonsense, but none of it touches the core.

First of all, there is a wealth of natural resources on the planet we must have complete control of.

Iraq has large supplies of oil in its soil and oil is very helpful to our regime. Also, it suits us to keep this oil out of the hands of potential enemies.

For those who have not been helpful in getting these resources into our hands, we simply make things difficult until submission. Does anyone recall the word "sanction?"

We can reduce any proud nation to the level of humility we require from all people. For example if Zionist Israel does not sufficiently humble itself, we will take them to the world court, and have them charged with "war crimes." We made up that term; rather ingenious, don't you think?

How could there be such a thing as a war crime? The very nature of war is that the rules are off. It is so entertaining to watch the nations try to fight war according to the laws we have placed before them.

The only war crime there really is, involves the crime of being against us.

Anyone against us is violating our law and, as you have seen, when someone is for us, we do not care what they do. Was not Ariel Sharon a self professed murdering terrorist who tortured and horribly killed many of his enemies women and children? We made a hero of him. And what about the Bush administration? Are any of them in jail? No, they are still working for us and on your televisions, getting paid big salaries.

We observe no laws when it comes to war. We do what we want, when we want, and where we want.

We can starve nations to death, ruin civilizations, and commit other horrors for which we take our enemies to court. Look at one of our examples.

We bomb Iraq out of its wits. We can bomb rock throwing Palestinians out of their homes, poison their rivers and streams, turn off their electricity, making a grand crisis, and then we masterfully make it appear it is the fault of Islam.

It is the same way we made our inferno at Waco look like Mr. Koresh's fault. Then there was our chief villain, Saddam with all of his non existent weapons of mass destruction.

Bad men are a dime a dozen, we can conjure one up whenever it suits us, and ultimately, this is really quite funny when you think of it.

I am not one who is usually given to 'this sort' of humor, but I do catch myself laughing sometimes at the absolute absurdity of the notions we place before you, that you readily accept.

Do you wonder that the leaders of the world tremble at our presence? They know they have no power except the power we give them.

We have no fear of Russia or China, for we are already in full control of their system of things.

China knows we can freeze any number of their corporations in America and all of its capitol at the stroke of a pen. We use nations for what we want to use them for. Everyone knows that they must yield to us or die.

Fortunately, we have had a few resisters, such as Saddam, that have been helpful in showing world leaders what we will do to them if they do not submit.

There is only glory in following our purposes and doing what we say. If one does not, there will be a sad and tragic result.

I would have spared you of such an end, but, then, again, if you are not spared, it is of no consequence to us. We will use you to alleviate some of the overpopulation problem.

Your Silly Rebellions Against Us

Some of you have thought you could stop us by placing a bomb in one of our abortion clinics or in a government building.

Silly souls! How can that hurt us? All that does is give us an example to use so that we might place more controls, and heavy burdens, on the population.

We love it when you rebel and blow something up. You are our reason for making more laws against all those things, which might contribute to your freedom from us.

If someone did not blow something up on occasion, we would have no justification in placing more laws on you. Can't you see how impossible it is for you to resist us? The more you wiggle, the more we squeeze.

It is said our kingdom is the kingdom of money, but I must confess we are rulers of a kingdom of non-money.

You must see the humor in that statement. We have given you a piece of paper or some numbers on a computer screen that we have termed money.

It is backed up by nothing and proven by nothing, but what we say it is. We create it from nothing, we print it, we loan it, we give it its value, we take its value away. All things that have to do with money are in our hands.

Think of it, what is it that you can do against us without money? If you try to resist, we can cancel your credit or freeze your accounts. Your cash is easily confiscated.

We have made so many rules in the realm of living that you cannot live without money.

Camp on government land and you must move in two weeks. You cannot grow much of a garden in two weeks.

Many of our wilderness trails are entered by permit only.

We have passed laws that do not allow you to live in trailers over a certain period without moving to another location.

Have you not thought it ridiculous that we will allow a man to live in a box, full time, but we will not allow a man to live in a RV, full time, unless he is in a taxpaying campground? We want you to be in the system.

When you are buying a house, we not only receive the tax revenue to use for our purposes, but we gain large increases from the interest on the loan. You may pay for your house two or three times over from the interest alone. The interest is also taxed which is again placed for use in those sectors of influence we choose.

We do not want you to escape free and that is why we have made it as we have.

You are our property. We will not permit you to buy or sell unless you submit to our mark of authority.

If you go to court against us, we will wear you out, and in the end you will lose.

If you use violence, we will end up having you in one of our labor camps; more specifically called, prison industries.

You need our money, our entertainments, our fuel, and our utilities to function and if you don't have them, you feel deprived. By this, you are made to yield to our will.

You don't even know how to think anymore since we have thoroughly emasculated your religions and your faith in God. Now, you only have yourself ... and we have gotten 'that self' pretty well chasing its tail these days.

I hope this little note is sufficient to inform you what the new millennium is all about.

The 21st century is our century. You may stay if you do as you are told.

We have no intention of playing around with your so-called human rights or your so-called Constitution. These things were only used for our purposes, for a time. Your Constitution is a joke to us, and we can do with it what we please.

It probably never occurred to you, that years ago, your Constitution was used to refuse abortions. When we decided to have abortions legalized, we used the same Constitution to justify it.

Your human rights are what we say they are and your Constitution is what we say it is.

We have only used this phrase of "human rights" to keep things sufficiently in turmoil. The more things are unsettled, the better we like them, until we have everything in complete servitude.

This little letter may offend some of you, because it is presented so plainly, but that truly is no concern of ours. In simple terms, to quote our boy Dick Cheney, "Go F**k Yourself!" and Have a nice day... Patriot Act - Telecom Crimes - Denialist - Drop Dead ~ Source ~ dahbud's home




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