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


Metallica ~ Nothing Else Matters (DigiMax +4dB) via Thomas Felix Mutschke

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. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

Make Orwell Fiction Again
Make Orwell fiction again?

How? by John Lennon, sung by: Ozzy Osbourne via Beatriz Gonçalves

Klaatu ~ Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft


Klaatu: "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft" via Jeff Boulton

Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft

by John Woloschuk and Terry Draper, Klaatu

In your mind you have abilities you know, To telepath messages through the vast unknown.

Please close your eyes and concentrate, With every thought you think, Upon the recitation we're about to sing.

Calling occupants of interplanetary craft, Calling occupants of interplanetary, most extraordinary craft.

Calling occupants of interplanetary craft, Calling occupants of interplanetary craft, Calling occupants of interplanetary, most extraordinary craft.

You've been observing our earth And we'd like to make a contact with you.

We are your friends.

Calling occupants of interplanetary craft, Calling occupants and interplanetary ultra-emissaries.

We've been observing your earth, And one night we'll make a contact with you.

We are your friends.

Calling occupants of interplanetary craft, Calling occupants of interplanetary, quite extraordinary craft.

Please come in peace we beseech you, Only a landing will teach them, Our earth may never survive, So do come we beg you.

Please interstellar policemen, Won't you give us a sign, Give us a sign that we've reached you.

With your mind you have ability to form, And transmit thought energy far beyond the norm.

You close your eyes, You concentrate, Together that's the way, To send the message.

We declare World Contact Day.

Calling occupants of interplanetary craft, Calling occupants of interplanetary craft, Calling occupants of interplanetary, most extraordinary craft.

Ahhh

Calling occupants, Calling occupants, Calling occupants, Calling occupants, Calling occupants of interplanetary, most extraordinary craft.

Boptime ~ w/Even Steven Leech ~ Saturday Mornings

Even Steven's Boptime

We begin with only one hour of oldies back to back to back starting at 6am(EDT) Saturday on Boptime. We’re calling the new, revamped 7am (EDT) hour for the final two Saturdays the “Early Hour,” during which we’ll play a variety of longer selections of music, mostly jazz inspired music based on the works of a specific artist, perhaps movie soundtracks or specific sub genres. More George Gershwin from the 1930s mostly from Porgy & Bess. Larry’s back with us at 8am (EDT) with two hours of great jazz sides and some choice R&B on Clifford’s Corner. ~ Steve

BOPTIME: Saturday, 6 AM Eastern, 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

Boptime available locally in DE on WVUD-FM 91.3, Shoutcast [Search: WVUD], and TuneIn

DreamStreets
DREAMSTREETS # 68

https://www.blurb.com/b/10804460-dreamstreets-68

https://www.dreamstreetsarchive.com/dreamstreets_68.pdf

PPRS ~ World History & Pacific Packet Radio Society

World History, August 23, 1984

[It] “Blows My Mind!"; comment by Curtis Spangler during CBS Interview
with Maria Shriver:
http://www.flyingsnail.com/Scrapbook/video/1980.mov

ALOHA

It has been suggested in a number of documents, publications, and books [pprs.org] that Curtis Spangler developed and built a QAM modulated data radio computer / transceiver interface and designed The Stanford Packet Radio Network, under the direction of Michael J. Flynn, with assistance from Andrew Zimmerman, at Computer Systems Laboratory, Electrical Engineering Department, Stanford University, and that he was the person who completed ALOHA's goal, when he successfully transmitted and received [16 signals of] quadrature amplitude modulated data with Dr. Flynn on August 23, 1984.

HIGH-SPEED PACKETS

Gateway

ARRL GATEWAY, Vol. 1, No. 2, August 28, 1984 ~ ARRL Home

On August 23, Curtis Spangler, N6ECT, and Mike Flynn, W2FRT, exchanged packets at 9600 bauds using quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) techniques. Both stations were using personal computers, 9600-bit/s modems, homemade radio/modem interfaces, and 440-MHz radios. Special software, written in Turbo Pascal, drove the synchronous data link controller (SDLC) cards in the computers. Over the five-mile path between the stations, there were no errors using 10 watts, and 60% to 70% throughput at one watt. Via KA6M

Your Gateway to Packet Radio

by Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU, American Radio Relay League, Page 2-8, Chapter 2

Your Gateway to Packet Radio by Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU, The American Radio Relay League, Page 2~8, Chapter 2
Click for large image

1984: Historic Firsts

Curtis Spangler and Mike Flynn exchanged packets at 9600 bauds on August 23, 1984, using quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) techniques. Over a five-mile path, there were no errors using 10 watts, and 60% to 70% throughput using one watt.


Pacific Packet Radio Society

Wireless Digital Communication was introduced (in the United States) by Dr. Hank Magnuski (Co-founder of PPRS), when his historic KA6M-1 Digital Packet Radio Repeater began operation on:

December 10, 1980
Pacific Packet Radio Society - PPRS - First Packet Radio Repeater - December 10, 1980
Pacific Packet Radio Society gateway | history | photos | papers | links | packet audio | video

Dear Packet Radio Enthusiast,

Thanks very much for the letter of inquiry which you sent me. The response I've received to the initial publicity about the packet repeater has been very enthusiastic, and I have been deluged with requests from hams, both locally and from various points around the country, for more information about the repeater, for schematics, for listings, specifications, modems, proms, SDLC chips, Vancouver boards, and for talks at clubs. Needless to say, all this activity, plus continuing development on the packet hardware and software has kept me very busy, and I apologize for the long delay in responding to your letter. Let me bring you up to date on what has happened, or is happening, since the initial announcement of the repeater, which went on the air in December of 1980.

KA6M/R - Packet Radio Repeater, 1980 ~ Front View
World's First Digital Repeater for Wireless Data Communications
KA6M/R - Packet Radio Repeater. 1980 ~ Front View ~ PPRS photos

KA6M/R - Packet Radio Repeater, 1980 ~ Back View
World's First Digital Repeater for Wireless Data Communications
KA6M/R - Packet Radio Repeater, 1980 ~ Back View ~ PPRS photos

In the early months of this year, the packet repeater was operating out of my residence, and was still an experimental machine. Since then, we have installed a couple of upgrades to the control software, we have used a better CPU card, increased the power level, moved the repeater to 700 feet elevation, and integrated its operation to be 100% compatible with the protocol used by the Vancouver Digital Communications Group (VADCG). The repeater has changed from being a laboratory curiosity to a major Bay Area repeater heard from Berkeley to south San Jose, and the user community has grown from a couple of stations to a network of some 30 users. The packet system here now has a mailbox on-line 24 hours a day, several on-line personal computers, and network links (courtesy of a commercial packet network) to the other active packet radio centers in Vancouver and Ottawa. We have also just installed an HF port on 20 Meters, and are beginning some experiments aimed at establishing connection with AMRAD in Washington and with equipment located at W1AW.

VADCG TNC built by C. Spangler
VADCG TNC built by C. Spangler, N6ECT- PPRS photos

Most of the original packet radio experiments were done in Canada (in part due to the Canadians' pioneering communications spirit, and in part due to less restrictive regulations up there), and three main centers were at work: Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver. The technology employed by each of these groups differed, and each approach has its own merits. My thinking and ideas very closely paralleled the work started by Doug Lockhart, VE7APU, and I can best report on what is happening with groups which have adopted HDLC (High-level Data Link Control) framing as the basis of their protocol. The HDLC/ SDLC frame is a new, universally accepted standard in the data communications industry, and Doug and I feel it offers a good starting point on which to build a packet radio network. As it turns out, groups in Washington D.C., Los Angeles, El Paso, Denver, Sacramento, and Hamilton have also taken up this technology, and it is likely that we already have a sufficient number of people using this technique that it will become the defacto standard in the amateur radio community.

It would be impossible for me to completely describe the protocol and equipment being used in this letter, so I will briefly cover some of the topics and give you some pointers on where to find additional information. As you might guess, this is a new area for amateur radio, and tutorial material and handbooks simply do not yet exist. Many issues and problems remain to be discussed, and there is opportunity to make substantial contributions to the state of the art. [Snip] [Continue Reading] - Thanks again for your interest. See you on the net. Best regards, Hank Magnuski, KA6M - [More Papers and History]


Diga Diga Doo via Swing Zazou

Paul Krassner ~ The Realist, Investigative Satirist

50 years after the Chicago
Democratic National Convention,
Paul Krassner still hasn't sold out

Not as well-known as his fellow Yippie co-founders,
Desert Hot Springs resident Paul Krassner's legacy endured.

Abbie Hoffman (left) and Paul Krassner address a crowd at the 1968 Chicago Democratic National Convention.
Abbie Hoffman (left) & Paul Krassner address crowd at 1968 Chicago Democratic National Convention.
(Photo: Courtesy of Paul Krassner)

by Bruce Fessier, Palm Springs Desert Sun, Source
Published 3:43 p.m. PT Aug. 22, 2018 | Updated 2:34 p.m. PT Aug. 23, 2018

Revolution was in the air 50 years ago this weekend.

The Chicago Democratic National Convention was supposed to be an opportunity for Vice President Hubert Humphrey to build momentum for a presidential run against Republican nominee Richard Nixon. Instead, an alternative nation of 10,000 mostly young people demonstrated on the streets and in nearby city parks, only to be beaten, gassed and arrested by a force that included 12,000 cops, 6,000 National Guardsmen, 1,000 Secret Service and FBI agents and 7,500 Army troops — many traveling in tanks. ~ Continue reading Bruce Fessier's Paul Krassner article [Video and Photographs at Desert Sun site]

Desert Sun Video Feed, Paul Krassner

Desert Sun, Twitter Feed, Paul Krassner

Reprint at: THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF LENNY BRUCE

NONE of the ABOVE should be a valid choice on Voter Ballots!

Boptime ~ w/Even Steven Leech ~ Saturday Mornings

Even Steven's Boptime

We begin with only one hour of oldies back to back to back starting at 6am(EDT) Saturday on Boptime. We’re calling the new, revamped 7am (EDT) hour for the final two Saturdays the “Early Hour,” during which we’ll play a variety of longer selections of music, mostly jazz inspired music based on the works of a specific artist, perhaps movie soundtracks or specific sub genres. Our first Early Hour will focus on the longer works from the 1920s by George Gershwin beginning with his Concerto in F. We’ll take some liberties with other selections, for example Liberace performing Rhapsody in Blue, and Matty Malneck with a quirky version of An American in Paris, and end up with the very first recording of Gershwin’s Second Rhapsody with the composer at the piano. The 8am (EDT) and 9am (EDT) hours see the return of Clifford’s Corner. Larry Williams returns as co-host. We’ll begin by visiting the Club Baby Grand for some selections by local greats, then do what we do best and play some choice and rare jazz and R&B sides. ~ Steve

BOPTIME: Saturday, 6 AM Eastern, 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

Boptime available locally in DE on WVUD-FM 91.3, Shoutcast [Search: WVUD], and TuneIn

DreamStreets
DREAMSTREETS # 68

https://www.blurb.com/b/10804460-dreamstreets-68

https://www.dreamstreetsarchive.com/dreamstreets_68.pdf

Notes from ~@~ Astronomy: Humanity's First Television Show?

Humanity's First Television Show
Staring the award wining, long running, series:
Perseids Meteor Shower

tl;dr:

Midnight (local time) Wednesday August 11
Midnight (local time) to Dawn on August 12

The 2021 Perseids
by Dave Mitsky, Aug 07 2021 @ cloudynights.com

With no interference from the Moon, this year’s Perseid meteor
shower should be excellent. Find a dark location and enjoy every flash.

https://skyandtelescope.org/astronomy-news/fine-show-expected-from-the-perseid-meteor-shower/

Observing Meteors: Top 10 Tips For The Perseids

https://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/observing-meteors/

Cast/Players

In Greek mythology the Perseides , "those born of Perseus" and Andromeda, are the members of the House of Perseus, descended, according to Valerius Flaccus through Perse and Perses.

After the Greek Dark Ages, tradition recalled that Perseus and his descendants the Perseides had ruled Tiryns in Mycenaean times, while the allied branch descended from Perseus' great-uncle Proetus ruled in Argos.

Perseus and Andromeda had seven sons: Perses, Alcaeus, Heleus, Mestor, Sthenelus, Electryon, and Cynurus, and two daughters, Gorgophone, and Autochthe. Perses was left in Aethiopia and was believed to have become an ancestor of the Persians. The other descendants ruled Mycenae from Electryon down to Eurystheus, after whom Atreus got the kingdom. The most renowned of the Perseides was Greece's greatest hero, Heracles son of Zeus and Alcmene, daughter of Electryon.

The Plot

Here is what Jennifer Harbaugh, from NASA, posted on July 30, 2021, “The Perseids are on the Rise!”.

It’s time again for one of the biggest meteor showers of the year! The Perseids are already showing up in our night skies—and when they peak in mid-August, it’s likely to be one of our most impressive skywatching opportunities for a while.

Our meteor-tracking cameras spotted their first Perseid on July 26, but your best chance to see them will start the night of Aug. 11. With the crescent moon setting early, the skies will be dark for the peak viewing hours of midnight (local time) to dawn on Aug. 12.

If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, and far away from light pollution, you might spot more than 40 Perseids an hour! (If you’re in a city, you may only see a few every hour; skywatchers in the Southern Hemisphere will also see fewer Perseids, with none visible below about 30 degrees south latitude.) The night of Aug. 12-13 will be another great opportunity to see the Perseids: with a full Moon (and lower meteor activity) during the Perseids’ peak in 2022 and a waning crescent high in the sky for 2023, this might be your best chance to do some summer skywatching for a few years.

Find somewhere comfortable, avoiding bright lights as much as possible (yes, including your phone), and give your eyes some time to adjust to the dark—up to half an hour if you can. The Perseids will appear as quick, small streaks of light: they get their name because they look like they’re coming from the direction of the constellation Perseus (near Aries and Taurus in the night sky), but Perseids in that area can be hard to spot from the perspective of Earth. So just look up and enjoy the show!

If you can’t see the Perseids where you live, join NASA to watch them on social media! Tune in overnight Aug. 11-12 (10 PM–5 AM CDT; 3–10 AM UTC) on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to look for meteors with space fans from around the world. If skies are cloudy the night of Aug. 11, we’ll try again the same time on Aug. 12-13. Our livestream is hosted by the Meteoroid Environment Office at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, which tracks meteors, fireballs, and other uncommon sights in the night sky to inform the public and help keep our astronauts and spacecraft safe. [Continue reading w/links @ blogs.nasa.gov]

Background

Astronomy (from Greek: ἀστρονομία, literally meaning the science that studies the laws of the stars) is a natural science that studies celestial objects and phenomena. It uses mathematics, physics, and chemistry in order to explain their origin and evolution. Objects of interest include planets, moons, stars, nebulae, galaxies, and comets. Relevant phenomena include supernova explosions, gamma ray bursts, quasars, blazars, pulsars, and cosmic microwave background radiation. More generally, astronomy studies everything that originates beyond Earth's atmosphere. Cosmology is a branch of astronomy that studies the universe as a whole.

Astronomy is one of the oldest natural sciences. The early civilizations in recorded history made methodical observations of the night sky. These include the Babylonians, Greeks, Indians, Egyptians, Chinese, Maya, and many ancient indigenous peoples of the Americas. In the past, astronomy included disciplines as diverse as astrometry, celestial navigation, observational astronomy, and the making of calendars. Nowadays, professional astronomy is often said to be the same as astrophysics.

Professional astronomy is split into observational and theoretical branches. Observational astronomy is focused on acquiring data from observations of astronomical objects. This data is then analyzed using basic principles of physics. Theoretical astronomy is oriented toward the development of computer or analytical models to describe astronomical objects and phenomena. These two fields complement each other. Theoretical astronomy seeks to explain observational results and observations are used to confirm theoretical results.

Astronomy is one of the few sciences in which amateurs play an active role. This is especially true for the discovery and observation of transient events. Amateur astronomers have helped with many important discoveries, such as finding new comets. [Continue reading, w/links @ Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia]

Some of my stuff:

Celestron C90
40+ Year Old Celestron C90 Telescope

[Ed. Note: Starting around August first I sleep during the day &
get up at night in order to observe the Perseids Meteor Shower.
]

Smoky Sky ~ Moon ~ Celestron C90 ~ Cellular Telephone Image
Smoky Sky ~ Moon ~ Celestron C90 ~ Cellular Telephone Image

Feetlines ~ Reject the Evidence of Your Eyes & Ears

Tainted News:

The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth becomes the greatest enemy of the State. ~ Joseph Goebbels

Tomi Lahren should fight addiction and not have to step on "used heroin needles" to get high?

Saluting the Heroes of the Coronavirus Pandumbic The Daily Show w/Trevor Noah via Joey deVilla
650,000+/-
HUMANS DEAD

abc
I want to thank all the BIG people who helped make this happen; the secretive governments,
the blame-shifting politicians, the 'leaders' who only cared how I might affect THEM...
Cartoon by Steve Sack @ Star Tribune https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Tribune

Murdered by Political Incompetence ?
begging the question: WAS TAINTED NEWS ACCESSORY TO MURDER ?
[ Stats links removed due to accuracy arguments ~ search for: +Covid-19 +stats ]


Blue Öyster Cult (Don’t Fear) The Reaper AUDIENCE Music Exclusive via Michael Chadinha

Forget the politicians. They are irrelevant. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don't. You have no choice! You have OWNERS! They own you! They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They've long since bought, and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the state houses, the city halls, they got the judges in their back pockets and they own all the big media companies, so they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear. ~ George Carlin

Steve Kelly
Sherman: Gosh, Mr. Peabody, what are you doing to the WayBack Machine? Mr. Peabody:
Removing the year 2020, Sherman. I don't think it will ever be a popular time-travel destination...
Cartoon by Steve Kelley @ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittsburgh_Post-Gazette

Whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. ~ Declaration of Independence


Blue Öyster Cult (Don’t Fear) The Reaper AUDIENCE Music Exclusive via Michael Chadinha

Bacteria from respiratory droplets spread by one sneeze,
singing one minute, talking one minute, & two coughs via
Mask ~ No Mask: Bacteria from respiatory droplets spread by one sneeze, singing or talking for one minute, and two coughs via Dr. Richard Davis, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.
Dr. Richard Davis
, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center

Dahbud Mensch ~ When You Gonna Wake Up?

When You Gonna
Wake Up?

WRITTEN BY: BOB DYLAN

https://www.bobdylan.com/songs/when-you-gonna-wake/

God don’t make no promises that He don’t keep
You got some big dreams, baby, but in order to dream you gotta still be asleep

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up
When you gonna wake up and strengthen the things that remain?

Counterfeit philosophies have polluted all of your thoughts
Karl Marx has got ya by the throat, Henry Kissinger’s got you tied up in knots

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up
When you gonna wake up and strengthen the things that remain?

You got innocent men in jail, your insane asylums are filled
You got unrighteous doctors dealing drugs that’ll never cure your ills

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up
When you gonna wake up and strengthen the things that remain?

You got men who can’t hold their peace and women who can’t control their tongues
The rich seduce the poor and the old are seduced by the young

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up
When you gonna wake up and strengthen the things that remain?

Adulterers in churches and pornography in the schools
You got gangsters in power and lawbreakers making rules

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up
When you gonna wake up and strengthen the things that remain?

Spiritual advisors and gurus to guide your every move
Instant inner peace and every step you take has got to be approved

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up
When you gonna wake up and strengthen the things that remain?

Do you ever wonder just what God requires?
You think He’s just an errand boy to satisfy your wandering desires

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up
When you gonna wake up and strengthen the things that remain?

You can’t take it with you and you know that it’s too worthless to be sold
They tell you, “Time is money,” as if your life was worth its weight in gold

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up
When you gonna wake up and strengthen the things that remain?

There’s a Man up on a cross and He’s been crucified
Do you have any idea why or for who He died?

When you gonna wake up, when you gonna wake up
When you gonna wake up and strengthen the things that remain?

Copyright © 1979 by Special Rider Music

As I was saying...
Isn't Democracy Wonderful?

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

BEN-VENISTE: Isn't it a fact, Dr. Rice, that the August 6 [2001] PDB warned against possible attacks in this country? And I ask you whether you recall the title of that PDB?

RICE: I believe the title was,

Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US
[using planes]

Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US was the title of the President's Daily Brief prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency and given to U.S. President George W. Bush on Monday, August 6, 2001. The brief warned, 36 days before the September 11 attacks, of terrorism threats from Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda, including "patterns of suspicious activity in this country consistent with preparations for a hijacking" of U.S. aircraft.

In response to accusations that the Administration failed to act on the contents of the briefing, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and General Richard Myers emphasized that the CIA's PDB did not warn the President of a specific new threat but "contained historical information based on old reporting".

President Bush later claimed that if he had "had any inkling whatsoever that the people were going to fly airplanes into buildings we would have moved heaven and earth to save the country." The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) conducted a training exercise in the two years prior to September 11, 2001, in which it simulated a civilian airliner being hijacked and used as a missile to crash into buildings in the United States, including the World Trade Center. In October 2000, the U.S. Department of Defense had conducted exercises rehearsing a plane crashing into the Pentagon. The National Reconnaissance Office had scheduled an exercise for September 11, 2001 simulating the crash of a jet into one of its own buildings in northern Virginia.

Condoleezza Rice's 9/11 Historical Statements : They Knew! by Balzac

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

Political Conversation: Condi's Slip - A pressing issue of dinner-party etiquette is vexing Washington, according to a story now making the D.C. rounds: How should you react when your guest, in this case national-security adviser Condoleezza Rice, makes a poignant faux pas? At a recent dinner party hosted by New York Times D.C. bureau chief Philip Taubman and his wife, Times reporter Felicity Barringer, and attended by Arthur Sulzberger Jr., Maureen Dowd, Steven Weisman, and Elisabeth Bumiller, Rice was reportedly overheard saying, 'As I was telling my husb--' and then stopping herself abruptly, before saying, "As I was telling President Bush.' Jaws dropped, but a guest says the slip by the unmarried politician, who spends weekends with the president and his wife, seemed more psychologically telling than incriminating. Nobody thinks Bush and Rice are actually an item. A National Security Council spokesman laughed and said, 'No comment.'"

Blood for Oil

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For bureaucratic reasons, we settled on one issue, weapons of mass destruction (as justification for invading Iraq) because it was the one reason everyone could agree on.
Paul Wolfowitz - May 28, 2003
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5FDP vs. Billy Idol ~ Rebel Yell Over It, DJ Schmolli via SrvTech

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

Nobody for President 2020 = NONE OF THE ABOVE on Voter Ballots
Eliminate voting for lesser of evils,
None of the Above should be a choice on voter ballots?

Tom Morello ~ Nobody for President
Nobody for President
~~ Tom Morello ~~ http://www.tommorello.com

Madison Square Garden, NYC, 200910.29&30 via Ø.M

Boptime ~ w/Even Steven Leech ~ Saturday Mornings

Even Steven's Boptime

We begin with only one hour of oldies back to back to back starting at 6am(EDT) Saturday on Boptime. Broadway is back on Boptime every 2nd Saturday at 7am (EDT). We go back to 1958 when West Side Story was on Broadway. After Rockabilly Ridge at 8am (EDT), when Michael Ace plays hillbilly bop selections from some labels from Philadelphia, we return to this day in 1958 at 9am (EDT). Buddy Holly just got married, Elvis was in the Army, and Eddie Cochran was having the summertime blues. ~ Steve

BOPTIME: Saturday, 6 AM Eastern, 3 AM Pacific time
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Boptime ~ w/Even Steven Leech ~ Saturday Mornings

Even Steven's Boptime

We begin with only one hour of oldies back to back to back starting at 6am(EDT) Saturday on Boptime. We’re back live in the studio with a new revamped program at 7am(EDT) with an episode of Jukebox Liberation, and because the date falls between the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, we’ll play songs about the Atomic Bomb. At 8am (EDT) on Rockabilly Ridge, Michael Ace wonders where are they now? At 9am (EDT), in it’s new place, Beatlemania begins an hour playing tunes from this time in 1968. We’ll talk about the war in Vietnam on this date as well as the war at home when the city of Wilmington was occupied by the National Guard. And yes, music from the Rolling Stones, Steppenwolf, Cream, Donovan, Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane and more. ~ Steve

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Keith Lampe & Brian O'Leary, Ph.D.

United States Government In Exile via Keith Lampe, Ro-Non-So-Te, Ponderosa Pine

Call for a Solution Energy Revolution:
A Special Message for the Younger Generation

by Brian O'Leary, Ph.D.

Introduction by Keith Lampe, August 6, 2007

I want to invite you to an auspicious Hiroshima Night gathering at our community center.

The evening will begin at 8:15 pm with an address by Leuren Moret, our planet's best informed person in the critically important matter of Depleted Uranium (DU). So she's so appropriate for any event marking the unspeakable Hiroshima atrocity!

Then we'll have some songs from Doug Adamz, who's quite well known and well liked by many here in town. He used to play with Greg Schindel and me back in the '70s at the place then called The Shop.

Finally, we'll hear from Brian O'Leary, who's arguably our planet's best informed person about optimum ways to replace coal/oil/nuclear energy swiftly.

Because I believe both these speakers have information tremendously important for our survival, I want to emphasize that you should not let money be a reason for not attending. You'll not be even slightly pressured to contribute even a dime.

Leuren Moret is an International Radiation Expert and Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab whistleblower. After visiting the Peace Museums in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1991, she realized the horrific truth about nuclear weapons. She made the decision to dedicate her life to radiation issues and educating the global public about the Environmental and Public Health impacts of nuclear technologies. One of her most shocking discoveries was the link between radiation and diabetes, which she discovered in the vital statistics of Japan going back to 1899, and confirmed with Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Chernobyl, nuclear power plant, and Gulf War Syndrome studies.

She has been an expert witness at the International Criminal Tribunal for Afghanistan held in Japan, the first International 911 Conference in Tokyo, and is an Expert Witness on depleted uranium for the Canadian Parliament. Two years ago she started a depleted uranium bill movement to test returning veterans of the depleted uranium wars in the Middle East and Central Asia, and over 27 bills have now been introduced and/or passed in State Legislatures in the US.

Recently she started a citizen Geiger counter movement in Hawaii so that citizens could conduct air monitoring from their homes for radiation from depleted uranium blowing off of bombing and gunnery ranges all over Hawaii. This has quickly spread to Canada, the US, Australia, and Tasmania. This global movement empowers the citizens, intimidates the Pentagon and nuclear industry, and has become an effective deterrent to continued illegal use of depleted uranium weaponry.

Leuren Moret has been the target of severe whistleblower retaliation by the University of California and the Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab, including the kidnapping of her daughter Zephyr when she was 13. She survived the Karen Silkwood experience including attempted assassination, and HAARP/satellite police radio electronic harassment. This is being used widely now since 1993 on activists, whistleblowers, and change agents not only in the US, but globally, especially in NATO countries. Her experience was described in a book called WARRIOR MOTHERS.

She is now known as the "Enfant Terrible" of radiation in Hawaii, but calls herself a "naughty scientist".

Over the past twenty years, Dr. O'Leary has researched, lectured and written extensively about new paradigms of science and global transformation. His most recent book Re-Inheriting the Earth: Awakening to Sustainable Solutions and Greater Truths describes how we can lift ourselves out of our current path of global destruction. Much of his work is based on extensive international travels to some of the best and brightest researchers of new science, new medicine and "free" energy.

Dr. O'Leary has published internationally ten trade books on the frontiers of science, space, energy and culture. He was a NASA scientist-astronaut, assistant professor of astronomy at Cornell University alongside Carl Sagan, and has also taught Physics for Poets at Princeton University and technology assessment at the University of California Berkeley School of Law and Hampshire College. He has published over 100 technical papers in the peer-reviewed scientific literature and another 100 popular magazine and Op-Ed pieces worldwide. He has appeared frequently on American national television and radio--including the Today Show, Larry King Live, the Donahue Show, Fox Television and the Art Bell Show.

A passionate environmentalist open to innovative solutions, Dr. O'Leary was special consultant to the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment, wrote speeches and was senior advisor to environmental presidential candidate Morris Udall. He also helped presidential candidates George McGovern, Walter Mondale and Jesse Jackson on economic policies to convert from polluting and military activities to green initiatives.

He is currently on the faculty of the University of Philosophical Research in Los Angeles, teaching in the Masters program in Transformational Psychology. He is cofounding President of a new activist group The New Energy Movement. He has recently completed the Sivananda Yoga Teachers Training Course and lectures widely at their ashrams and centers throughout the world. He is co-founder of the International Association of New Science and advisor to Dennis Weaver's Institute of Ecolonomics.

Over the past five years, Dr. O'Leary has spoken or led workshops at the Esalen Insitute, the Findhorn Foundation, Oxford University, St. James Picadilly, State of the World Forum, the International Conferences on Science and Consciousness, the International Forums on New Science, the Philosophical Research Society, The International Institute of Integral Human Sciences, Unity churches, Churches of Religious Science, the Yuba Seminars, and dozens of other venues worldwide.

Yours for Solution Energy,
Keith Lampe, Ro-Non-So-Te,
Ponderosa Pine

Hiroshima Night, Bolinas Community Center,
Bolinas, CA, August 6, 2007, 8:15 pm

by Dr. O'Leary

Presented to the United Nations Youth Assembly, August 15, 2007; Hiroshima Night, Bolinas Community Center, Bolinas, CA, August 6 - 8:15 pm; Sivananda Yoga Farm, Grass Valley, CA, August 7; Conference on ETs, Spirit, New Science and New Technology, Mt. Shasta, CA, August 9-12; Sivananda Yoga Center, San Francisco, CA, August 12; Sivananda Yoga Center, New York, NY, August 13 or 14

"We are not inheriting the Earth from our parents, we are stealing it from our children." ~ David Brower

"Our current generation is committing treason against future generations by destroying our global environment." ~ Norman Cousins

In this speech, I depart from my usual professional restraint. I believe our dire situation calls for a much stronger expression.

Over the past 35 years I have researched both natural and breakthrough solutions for our sustainable survival. During the early years of my newly-found environmentalism, I became an advisor to presidential candidate Morris Udall and his U.S. House subcommittee on energy and the environment. We exposed the dangers of nuclear power and the merits of renewable energy and increased energy efficiency.

I was somewhat older then than you are now. I was idealistic and took to heart these warnings of the late great environmental thinkers I just quoted. They even inspired me to change careers at that time.

I'm sorry to say, things have only gotten much worse since then. I'm sorry to report that the state of the world you are inheriting is poised for utter destruction, largely because of the neglects of powerful people in my generation. Like a frog in a pot of water whose temperature is slightly raised every day until the water boils, our home planet is reaching the boiling point. I'm sorry we handed you such a mess.

The good news is, the solutions are there, waiting in the wings to bring forward now. The bad news is, they have been suppressed by the most destructive empire in world history.

For example, I have traveled the world and visited some of the most promising demonstrations of "solution" energy technologies that could provide us with a quantum leap in our ability to have clean, cheap and decentralized energy in the near future (e.g., vacuum energy, cold fusion and advanced hydrogen and water chemistries). I have also discovered that many of these courageous inventors have been isolated, threatened and sometimes assassinated.

By "solution energy", what we really mean is making wise choices from among a wide range of nonpolluting options--free of vested interests. I believe that breakthrough, or new, energy is by far our most promising solution energy. As a default, we should also consider the cleanest possible blend of traditional renewables, such as solar, wind, tides, waves and hydrogen fuels provided from these sources.

As my research deepened, thus revealing what we must do to sustain ourselves physically, so too our social, academic, political and economic organizations have solidified themselves into a resistance so strong, we cannot seem to get off the train that is hurtling towards sure disaster.

When ordinary, moral and innovative people weren't looking, our beloved republic-turned-protofascist-superpower has sunk into a morass of a criminal executive, a supine Congress, a corrupted judiciary, a bought-out media and an allowing public-- collectively bent on totalitarian genocide and ecocide rather than embracing true solutions.

We cannot, will not, allow this to happen any longer. The perpetrators must be removed from power. And the whole structure of our decayed system must be revitalized in positive directions. The U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights and international charters, conventions and treaties must be restored and re-invigorated.

In the U.S. we need a revolution, a nonviolent one. Citizens will need to hit the streets in large numbers demanding change. A new American Revolution has been long in coming, with warning signs coming from so many presidents and others for more than two centuries of a gathering storm that is reaching a climax now.

But how can we have a revolution if so few of us show up for it? On the fifth anniversary of 9/11, I spoke at a peace-and-truth rally in front of the White House. Barely thirty nonviolent demonstrators marched and gathered around the podium, while two snipers prowled across the White House roof. It was a nice day to come out, yet only one American in ten million joined our motley crew. Why so few? Do we care?

If this were Latin America, millions of people by now would be jamming Washington and banging pots on a constant vigil to demand the resignations of the president and his peers--until they leave. But not in the United States we have now. Whatever has happened to the kind of activism we have seen in the courageous leadership of a Patrick Henry or a Martin Luther King? In the absence of correct government behavior, the people have no choice but to take to the streets and stay there until we have the needed results.

Democracy is not a spectator sport. It can only die if we sit on the sidelines.

I am also astounded that President Eisenhower's 1961 warning about the severe consequences of the buildup of a military-industrial complex has gone unheeded. Now, almost fifty years later, this awesome power has become much further institutionalized and centralized into a hydra-headed beast opposed to all life on Earth--except for their own lives. Only we the people can remove this power and take control of our collective destiny.

But the crisis also presents opportunities we may have never imagined. First, though, we must clear the way by once again declaring our independence from King George and his cronies in power. We must impeach, remove, and convict them. We must throw their tea overboard if they don't slink away peacefully.

The reckless actions of the Bush administration are sealing the fate of an entire planet-- unless we have the courage to stand up and say "NO". It's our time to re-create our republic, it's our time to invite the world to join us in a new republic whose goals are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. A peaceful, sustainable, just future.

Our top priority is to demand the resignations of BushCo, or that Congress should impeach the wrongdoers. Now. This is an essential first step towards restoring Constitutional government. All of us here should insist that impeachment be put back "on the table." Congress has not yet put it "on the table" because of their fears that the table which also supports their own careers might collapse from under them. What a rickety, corrupt "table" this is.

The only items now "on the table" are those that our dictators have piled up for us, a bill your generation will have to pay. Within this young century alone, that bill is greater than a trillion dollars more of weapons on Earth and planned for space, a trillion dollars more for illegal, immoral and preemptive wars in distant lands, a trillion dollars more for oil profits, a trillion dollars more in the pockets of cronies and speculators, a trillion dollars more of national debt, a trillion dollars more for the anti-Muslim lobbies, a trillion dollars more for the legal and illegal drug trade, and so on.

The new table we must take out of the closet is really a hearty old table that needs dusting off. It is the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, which have helped make our republic survive for this long. The Constitution is endangered by a tyranny so great, it is hard to imagine the consequences: the wanton environmental destruction, the unrestrained torture, the suspension of habeas corpus, the unprovoked wars of conquest and resource exploitation abroad; and the fixed elections and the potential for martial law and a police state dictatorship at home. Meanwhile, we only seem to hear imperial lies, lies and more lies, dutifully reported by a propagandistic media.

Our time calls for a number of systemic actions even beyond a cleaning out of those who have betrayed their oaths of office. It is a call for a restoration of proper vision.

Al Gore has recently given those of us in the industrialized world a mandate that he and many leading climate scientists feel will be necessary for our survival: act radically within ten years, leading to a reduction of carbon dioxide emissions of more than 90% by 2050. As an atmospheric scientist myself, I agree with that mandate, and I also believe that the solutions will come from outside the box of our retrogressive thinking.

But we need more: a restoration of truth in our public discourse. For only the truth can set us free from the tyranny that so imprisons us. We need to look squarely again at 9/11 truth, at depleted uranium truth, at war pretext truth, at torture truth, at electoral fraud truth, at solution energy truth, at UFO/ET truth, and all the other truths that our cancerous tyranny is trying to destroy.

And we will need to reconcile all these truths, which are as self-evident as they were when we declared our independence 232 years ago. We must eventually reconcile ourselves with ourselves and with the natural world. We Americans must apologize to the rest of the world for our aggressions and neglects.

As an elder American citizen, I owe you two apologies--generational and global--for the transgressions committed by some of my peers.

We can set goals, cajole governments and create NGOs geared towards peace, sustainability and justice. But we can never get close to achieving those goals by these modest approaches alone. The imperial system with its war machine can overwhelm the efforts of even the best-intentioned individuals and groups.

Our activism needs to go beyond our own parochial issues, which are based more on personal recognition, careers, advancement and the temptations of money. Albert Einstein said, "Try to become not a man of success, but try rather to become a man of value." This becomes ever evident as we organize ourselves and move into our higher collective purpose.

Our movements have become anemic, divided and conquered. We will need to ally our movements and declare those values that cut across all ethnic and interest groups, values that ring so true we cannot help but come on board. Values such as peace, sustainability, justice, freedom and equality for all.

But to achieve all this, we must go beyond declaring our independence from King George. We must declare our interdependence with each other and with all of nature in the global village. We must declare ourselves a sovereign world community comprised of an alliance of movements of various ethnic and religious identities who have a common and abiding interest in survival and good health. We must force our governments to serve us, not the other way around.

But we must do more than apologize. We Americans must also come together as never before with our brothers and sisters in all nations and collaborate, transforming American imperialism into a new initiative into a "global green republic" that embraces the higher purposes we all so yearn for.

To help facilitate the restoration of world peace and sustainability, my wife Meredith and I have moved to the Andes of Ecuador and have built a retreat and nature center, Montesueños (Mountain Dreams). Here we have found fertile soil to co-create with nature and other kindred spirits a prototype community for what-could-be locally and globally, far from the fears and distractions of a world gone mad. Our goals are world peace, sustainability and justice, our mission is research, education and action. Our values are truth, beauty, love.

We have found harmony here in Latin America as a crucible for new ideas, clear vision and radical social change. For example, we are working with the government of Ecuador to save the one-million-hectare Yasuni National Park, one of the most biodiverse rainforests on Earth, housing voluntarily isolated indigenous tribes and a superb botanical carbon dioxide sink. The Yasuni National Park also sits over a billion barrels of heavy crude oil, whose $30 billion extraction would ruin this precious Amazonian ecosystem. The thirst for petroleum is so overwhelming that the Bush government is pressuring Ecuadorian president Correa to let us destroy this spectacularly beautiful park even though the oil there would only provide twelve days of supply for the world!

No one issue compels our desire to embrace these new structures more than the possibility of a revolution in our energy policy. After a lifetime of study, I am convinced everyone in the world can have clean, cheap, safe, decentralized energy, water, food and a healthy environment. I am also convinced we can preserve our forests, wetlands, oceans, biodiversity, cultural identities, food and water supply.

But we cannot do so under the boot of a voracious "corporatocracy" bent on destroying our precious Earth habitat for their own selfish gain. I don't think I need to present the obvious statistics to prove my point.

It is essential to our survival that we openly examine the implications of having breakthrough new energy as one mega-solution to our crisis. We should create a forum for discussing this very real possibility, free from the shackles of suppression by those in control, unwittingly allied with an irrational scientific censorship. We must get beyond their debunking us as "pseudo-scientists" and "conspiracy theorists". The onus is on them, not on us, to try to demonstrate a negative. We're free to proceed, bearing in mind that the coveted "laws" of science are really only theories.

Let's also go beyond the focus on whether this gizmo or that gizmo will be the magic bullet or who will become the Bill Gates of new energy. Let's think beyond looking just at the technologies themselves. We absolutely must examine the larger context: What kind of social system can facilitate this? What do these developments mean for our collective future?

Clearly, we cannot allow Cheney et al run this one too. When massive profit and exploitation are not in sight, they always have suppressed--and always will--suppress it as long as they remain in power. It is clear they are destroying the world with an energy policy that will go into infamy as the most biocidal catastrophe in human history--with the possible exception of nuclear war (including the ones now underway that use depleted uranium as a weapon; this is a disastrous cancer-inducing radioactive substance that will affect untold future generations, up to 4.5 billion years!). Such wars and energy policies must be stopped.

We must look towards a future that cannot or will not resemble the past if we are to heed Al Gore's call for us to drastically reduce carbon emissions, if we are to reduce the perilous dangers of a nuclear energy economy, or if we are to lessen the extensive environmental impact of a biofuel economy that still emits CO2 and takes away from our forests and agriculture. Even if we create a "solartopia" or wind economy, these require massive infrastructure, and use a lot of valuable land and raw materials. Any sensible energy policy demands the broadest possible look at all alternatives, free of vested interests.

But the possibility of "solution energy" demands that we restore our democratic systems worldwide. It mandates social structures that can facilitate and regulate these technologies--if they are indeed found to be sufficiently clean and cheap--so they can become available to all of humanity. The main obstacle to a Solution Energy Age is a human question, not a technical one.

In summary, a solution energy revolution requires first a revolution overturning the actors and policies of our powerful and suppressive governments and corporations.

Short of divine intervention, we have no other choice but to act, if we are to survive this crisis. This goes beyond morality. It is necessary logic.

Humanity has moved nature to a tipping point, maybe beyond, according to leading atmospheric scientists and ecologists. Our current focus on fear and wars of conquest can only deepen the crisis. How we solve these problems demand of all of us the most revolutionary thinking and action we have ever dreamt of.

So let's jump ahead to the year 2050. What kind of world will you be inheriting then? I can see two extreme possibilities: the one where we are now headed and the one in which we (you) take the reins of power and declare a solution energy future The first is a totalitarian world in which the last drops of oil are squeezed out of the rainforests of the Amazon, the tundra and waters of the Arctic, and the tar sands of Alberta. A world of mass migrations from inundated coastal cities, a world without icecaps and glaciers, a world in which jungles become deserts, a world with few fish, a world where, ironically, Europe is placed into a deep freeze by the shutting down of the Gulf Stream conveyor system. A world devoid of fresh drinking water except for the rich. A world of cancer-inducing radioactive residue, toxic air, water and soil.

Or you could have a global green democracy and/or a revitalized United Nations. A world of clean cheap energy, food, water, and quality healthcare and education for a slowly dwindling population, now under benign control. A world in which you carry the torch as the new leaders and honest politicians of the future. You are the heirs of a reborn Gaia. The air and water are clean now. Carbon emissions are reduced by over 90%. People are happy and free. Nature is preserved, restored and sustained.

If you're 24 years old now, you will be my age (67) in 2050. I'll probably be long gone. The choices and consequences are yours to make! As a scientist and concerned world citizen, I have presented many things we must do to avert global catastrophe. How we implement our plan will be up to all of us, and will take great vision and courage.

We should start a "conspiracy of youth" to do the necessary long-term planning to create a peaceful, just and sustainable planet. Remember, the literal meaning of conspiracy is "breathing together"-- something we know how to do in the practice of yoga. This kind of approach will become necessary if we are to survive. We have a very big job to do, so let's roll up our sleeves and get going...and Godspeed!

Dr. Brian O'Leary is an environmental activist, author, international speaker and physicist with a deep background in energy policy and planetary science. As a younger man, he was an Eagle Scout. He served as a NASA scientist-astronaut, the first appointed to go to Mars, when that mission had been in NASA's program plan during the 1960s. Dr. O'Leary then advised U.S. presidential candidates and U.S. Congress on science and technology issues. He has taught at Cornell, Princeton and the University of California at Berkeley. He is Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the World Innovation Foundation. Now he is professor at the University of Philosophical Research teaching a course in Science, Ecology, Ethics and Consciousness for their Masters program. His latest book is Re-Inheriting the Earth: Awakening to Sustainabile Solutions and Greater Truths. With his artist wife Meredith Miller, he has founded Montesueños, a retreat and nature center in the Ecuadorian Andes dedicated to the goals of peace, sustainability and justice. A number of essays on prospects for new energy technologies, and a description of what is planned at Montesueños, are posted on: [Ed. Note: Sites no longer exist].

Notes from ~@~

Meanwhile here's some
camera work from the DTM.

via leercore @ reddit.com/r/formula1/

Source: https://gfycat.com/elegantwhisperedeagle

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

ASIFA-SF Newsletter

ASIFA-SF July 2021 Newsletter [PDF Format]

Boptime ~ w/Even Steven Leech ~ Saturday Mornings

Even Steven's Boptime

ALERT: 202108.7

Starting August 7th and after nearly a year and a half producing Boptime remotely, we return live to the radio studio when we present a new revamped program with original programming starting at 7am (EDT) followed by only ONE hour of oldies back to back to back beginning at 6am (EDT). ~ Steve

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United State Cafe ~ July/August 1975

1975 United State Cafe Recordings

C. Spangler

Sound/Recording C. Spangler [Sound engineer; pictured above, @ GFD 1977 ]

Complete Music Sets, Cafe recordings, and MP3 music located on Podcast page

Tuesday Night Class ~ July 29, 1975 with Keith Lampe

Robin Kilgore ~ August 02, 1975 ~ page

Jumpin' Jupiter ~ August 09, 1975 ~ page

Gabriel Gladstar ~ August 12, 1975 ~ page

Happy Valley String Band ~ August 13, 1975 ~ page

Honey Creek ~ August 26, 1975page

United State Cafe Espresso Machine
United State Cafe ~ Photo: James Stark

Notes from ~@~

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


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


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

Beautiful Child


One Day, Matisyahu via ShalomLearning


Unsung Hero via Rattakarn Srithavatchai "Garn"

Mountain Girl ~ Carolyn Garcia


On the Bus, Carolyn Mountain Girl Garcia via vimeo

The Sacred Clowns ~ Heyókȟa

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.

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!

Nobody for President 2020 = NONE OF THE ABOVE 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, 197610.12 ~ Photo: James Stark

American Dream, George Carlin via Ishtar [Not Work Safe] Nobody should have that much power
NOBODY should have that much power!

Nobody is eternal, perfect, has all the answers, ended war,
will love you forever, brought peace to our time, fixed global
warming, fed the hungry & destitute, knows, cares, shives a
git about you, loves you when you're down & out, if elected
will not lie to, or steal from, 'the people', &, bakes apple pie
better than Mom; begging a question, What's NOTA's entry
fee ...more lies that lead to mass murder or human sacrifice?

Message via Mike Pinder

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 ~ by Mike Pinder


Why I Think This World Should End, Prince EA via Prince EA
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

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



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!



{ ͡ʘ ͜ʖ ͡ʘ} Is Daylight Saving Time Dangerous? { ͡ʘ ͜ʖ ͡ʘ}
Keep Daylight Saving Time == More Light !

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