TOP 40 CELL PHONES QUOTES

Posted in Wireless Health Hazards with tags , , , , , on May 22, 2009 by willthomasonline

From ABCs OF CELL PHONES And Other Hazards Of The Wireless Age – an ebook by William Thomas:

  1. “The greatest polluting element in the earth’s environment is the proliferation of electromagnetic fields. I consider that to be a far greater threat on a global scale than warming, or the increase of chemical elements in the environment.” – Dr. Robert Becker, two-time Nobel nominee, author and EMRadiation research founder on ABC (Australia) Radio
  2. “We never expected to see this continuing activity in the brain.” -Dr. Michael Klieeisen after the Spanish Neuro Diagnostic Research Institute in Marbella found that a call lasting just two minutes can alter the natural electrical activity of a child’s brain for up to an hour afterwards.
  3. “At the molecular level, radio waves can disrupt growth patterns and the functioning of cells – particularly brain cells and nervous system tissue.” -Dr. A. S. Michrick
  4. “40% percent of cells taken from mobile phone users show DNA damage.” –Indian Journal of Human Genetics
  5. “The question is, do you want to play Russian roulette with your brain?” -Devra Lee Davis, Director Environmental Oncology, in in interview on her cell phone
  6. “There are more than 15,000 scientific studies reporting the cell phone health hazards.”  –Earthpulse
  7. “Physical testing to verify compliance is relatively rare.” –FCC Radio Frequency Safety
  8. “In the committee [that sets the standards], one co-chair is from Motorola and the other is from the Navy, the military-industrial establishment.”  -Dr. Om Gandhi
  9. “The generalization that the guidelines protect human beings from harm by any or all mechanisms is not justified.” – Norbert Hankin, EPA Radiation Protection Division
  10. “Studies show there has been a 40% across-the-board increase in the number of brain tumors in the past 20 years.” -Australia Senator Lyn Allison, after brain tumors became the leading cause of death in children under 15
  11. “Perhaps putting a mobile phone repeatedly to your head is something that might not be good in the long term.” –Prof. Leif Salford, longtime cell phone researcher into impacts on brain through the blood-brain barrier
  12. “Three objects were considered essential across all participants, cultures and genders: keys, money and mobile phone.” -Nokia trend-spotter Jan Chipchase
  13. “Cell phone dependency is now called compulsive communicating. Chain dialers call continually to get another fix.” –Spokesman Review
  14. “More and more people can feel their cell phones vibrating – even when their mobiles are not around. This ‘fauxcellarm” phenomenon is also called ‘ringxiety’”. -AP
  15. “1 in 10 [survey respondents] said they’d rather lose their mother-in-law than their cell phone.” -Leger Marketing
  16. “2006 was the turning point when the industry started focusing not just on teenagers and adults but also on tweens – children between middle childhood and adolescence, usually 8 to 12 years old – and even children as young as 5.” –New York Times
  17. “A Eurobarometer survey of almost 1,000 children in 29 countries found most had telephones after age 9. –New York Times
  18. “Children may be more vulnerable because of their developing nervous system, the greater absorption of energy in the tissues of the head and a longer lifetime of exposure.” -British biochemist Sir William Stewart after completing UK government report, “Mobile Phones and Health”
  19. “Children and teenagers are five times more likely to get brain cancer if they use mobile phones.” –Independent
  20. “The mother’s pelvic structure promotes deep RF (Radio Frequency) radiation penetration and that radiation can be absorbed within the developing embryo or fetus.” -CSIRO
  21. [All fetuses] “showed growth retardation” from wireless exposure.” -CSIRO
  22. “Spanish doctors now fear that disturbed brain activity in children will lead to impaired learning ability, as well as psychiatric and behavioral problems.” -Mirror
  23. “Electromagnetic fields are also linked with asthma and other respiratory diseases.” -Fetal and Neonatal Edition, Archives of Disease in Childhood
  24. “Cell phone radiation changes the shape of brain proteins, causing them to clump together and form pathological protein fibrils like those found in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease patients.” –Microwave News
  25. “A whole generation of teenagers faces premature senility in the prime of their lives due to the use of mobile phones and new wireless technology.”  –Daily Express
  26. “At current licensed limits for cell phone radiation, the blood-brain barrier gets switched off, allowing blood poisons to attack brain cells.” –Guardian
  27. “Very low levels of microwave radiation from cell phones, portable phones and cell phone towers can cause changes in the blood-brain barrier lasting for up to five hours after a single exposure. Such leakage occurs after only two minutes of exposure at density levels of only 1/10,000 of a watt – thousands of times less than often exceeded ‘safety’ standards.”                       –Environmental Health Perspectives
  28. “The industry had come out and said that there were thousands of studies that proved that wireless phones are safe, and the fact was that there were no studies that were directly relevant.” -renowned cell phone researcher, Dr. George Carlo
  29. “At the molecular level, radio waves can disrupt growth patterns and the functioning of cells – particularly brain cells and nervous system tissue.”      -Dr. A. S. Michrick
  30. “The effects can be terrifying.” -neurosurgeon Dr. Leif Salford after exposing rats with brains at the same stage of development as teenagers to two hours of radiation equivalent to emissions from mobile phones.
  31. “DNA is DNA, whether in mice or people. And mouse DNA is about the same size as human DNA. But humans are much taller antennas. When you hold a cell phone against your head, you are absorbing four to ten times more energy than those now-forgetful mice.” -electronics columnist Stewart Fist
  32. “As of Feb 2005, all five epidemiological studies of people who live near such installations show ill health effects from the masts. These include studies in Spain, Netherlands, Israel and Germany.” -expert testimony submitted by Dr. Magda Havas at North Carolina Public Hearing
  33. “Hold the phone. Long-term use of a cell phone may cause inner ear damage and can lead to high frequency hearing loss.” –medicalnewstoday
  34. “If you put a 20-year-old driver behind the wheel with a cell phone, his reaction times are the same as a 70-year-old driver.” -David Strayer, University of Utah psychology professor and principal author of the Transport Research study.
  35. [People exposed to cell tower signals] “experienced dizziness, nervousness, chest pain, shortness of breath, numbness and tingling, weakness, and difficulty concentrating.” -Dutch Government report
  36. “Humans who live within 4 km of a broadcast antenna experience behavioral disorders, cognitive dysfunction, and adverse health effects including leukemia, diabetes, psychoses.” -expert testimony by Dr. Magda Havas
  37. “We have had many instances where you have an antenna that is allowed by law to transmit at 100 watts and we have seen up to 900 to 1,000 watts.” -Dr. George Carlo
  38. “You do see a large increase in new cases each year of for instance cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, asthma and allergy that is really Exploding. And I read also in various scientific journals that you have equal path in the United States, that a number of such diseases are now increasing very rapidly in the population. And in Sweden the kind of breaking point is 1997 and that coincides with the introduction of, you know, second generation, GSM-based (pulsed digital) mobile telephony… ” -Dr. Johansson on KPFA radio
  39. “The extrapolated trend indicates that 50% of the population can be expected to become electro-sensitive by the year 2017.” –neuroscientist Dr. Olle Johannson
  40. “All life pulsates in time to the Earth and our artificial fields cause abnormal reactions in all organisms… Increasing electropollution could set in motion irreversible changes leading to our extinction.” -Dr. Robert Becker

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YOU CAN HELP STOP MONSANTO BILL 875

Posted in What You Can Do on April 10, 2009 by willthomasonline

Is your garden going to be against the law in the United States?

Are farmers markets going to be regulated out of existence in the former “Land Of The Free?”

What is Obama doing???

Under the guise of “making food safer,” pending Bill HR 875 seeks to criminalize small farmers and backyard gardeners in order to hand control of America’s (and I do mean all of the Americas) to a few giant corporations like Cargill, Tyson – and most notoriously, Monsanto.

This aggressive promoter of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) “foods” has long demonstrated its concern over human and animal welfare by bringing the horrors of dioxin-laced Agent Orange to human families and wildlife throughout Vietnam, as well as to the families of incapacitated American veterans. The second most mutagenic toxin after plutonium, Monsanto-made dioxin destroys the blueprint for life. The third most toxic substances on this planet are polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Monsanto invented PCBs, too…

SEE FULL STORY HERE

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Contact your Congressional members at 202-224-3121 Ask them to oppose HR 875 and S 425.

Sign the ‘Natural Solutions Foundations petition to Amend the Food Safety Modernization Act H.R. 875 [and Substitutes], by adding a “Natural and Family Food and Farming Exclusion Amendment”

Find out who sits on your states agriculture and farming committee and contact them with your concerns.

Contact your local elected officials and let them know your position on legislation and why.

Attend a local Weston A. Price Foundation meeting – a good start to learning about what is going on in farming, as well as getting involved with local and state initiatives.

Start your own local “Crop Circle” meeting. Ask everyone to bring a homegrown dish for potluck.

Plant your own backyard, back deck or window box “Victory Garden”. It’s easy, fun… and it’s planting time right now!

Support Farmers To Consumers Legal Defense Fund

WATCH THESE SHORT VIDEOS

The End Of Small farms – What You Should Know

Free Speech TV Story On HR 875

Small Farmers And Backyard Gardeners React

SEE FULL STORY HERE

FEELING THE PULL?

Posted in Money Watch on April 4, 2009 by willthomasonline

Hold on! The suction from this fiscal Black Hole is becoming implacable as we’re yanked toward its terminal Event Horizon…

In the dimly remembered historical mists of last year, the global size of the expanding derivatives bubble was calculated at $190,000 per POP (Person-On-Planet). Now going supernova, this expanding cloud of hot currency gases has – oops! – jumped to $206,000 per POP.

This is because all those pesky derivatives settlements are still coming due like a clockwork nightmare of compounding debt – along with no-one-knows how many “off-balance-sheet” banking swindles that are fast outpacing taxpayer ransoms, nose-diving tax revenues, and a striking lack of interest by foreign investors in buying more U.S. and British debt at zero rates of return.

(The Fed hopes you can come up with that 206 grand right away. Please put your next contribution in the bankers’ collection basket as it comes around again.)

Meanwhile, the next three generations of U.S. taxpayers (many as yet unborn) are being extorted to continue bailing out failed corporate states like All In Greed (AIG). So far, hostage salary slaves have forked over $150 billion to cover AIG management’s Credit Default Swaps and other claims on that rotting corpse’s derivative “exposure” currently being demanded by the largest and equally desperate Banks-On-Planet (BOP).

And that’s just one. Attempting to bail out all rapidly submerging BOPs is like bailing the Titanic with a kiddy beach bucket. Can’t be done. Will never be done. Why? Because, captain, the HOLE IS TOO DAMN BIG!

How big?

Latest damage reports indicate we are heavily listing from so-far-admitted Credit Derivatives still to come due at $542,000,000,000 ($542 trillion). This is more cash than is available in the entire known galaxy, at least as far out as Sigma Centuri. Nor are there enough trees left on this clear-cut planet to print that much cash.

Add to this gargantuan gambling debt another $863,000,000,000 ($863 trillion) for Over-The-Counter derivatives, which must also be paid to all the computers programmed with this Byzantine Ponzi scheme, and “who” are now firmly in control of our governments, banks and collective destiny.

By the way, the longer you, your spouse and infant daughter delay in paying the $618,000 you owe on this digital debt, the faster the remaining derivatives are compounding. Since you last blinked, they’re UP 44% to more than ONE QUADRILLION DOLLARS. The water’s rising fast!

These largish openings in our financial hull include:

1. Interest Rate Derivatives around $458+ trillion (UP 16%)
2. Credit Default Swaps around $57+ trillion (DOWN 1%)
3. Foreign Exchange Derivatives around $62+ trillion (UP 10%)
4. Commodity Derivatives around $13+ trillion (UP 44%)
5. Equity Linked Derivatives around $10+ trillion (UP 17%)
6. Unallocated Derivatives around $81+ trillion (UP 4%).

The subprime mortgage default freak-out garnering so much media obsession is a measly $1.5 trillion shortfall within a $5 trillion mortgage-assets pile-up. Which in turn is just uno small component of an “overwhelming” global crisis coming on “with unprecedented scale, speed, severity” and self-reinforcing synchronicity.

So observes Nathan Martin from his economic edge blogspot. Since last year, Martin mentions, the banking elite’s perfidy “has wiped a staggering $50 trillion” off the value of currency, equity and bond markets worldwide.”

That’s a lot.

(And we haven’t even mentioned the fast-intersecting vectors of crop-killing Climate Shift and Peak Oil.)

So far, no arrests of the crooks responsible have been made. Instead, they’ve been awarded with multi-million dollar bonuses! (Of course, if you’re going hungry and steal a third pizza in LA, you face doing serious hard time as indentured prison labor making blue jeans to compete with the Chinese – whose billion plus pissed off boomers are Out Of Work, Out Of Water and Out Of Luck.)

Bloomberg and Martin report that Washington has so far “spent, lent or committed” $13 trillion to dealing with the collateral damage from this busted Quadrillion Dollar Play. Ongoing commitments to endless wars, trade deficits, bailouts and other corporate welfare subsidies make the resulting U.S. vigorish nonsensical. Forget ailing Asia, bankrupt Britain and eviscerated Eastern Europe. There’s just not enough juice left in the system to avoid a Quite Big Shakeout. (Can you say, “One World Currency”?)

In other words, we are so broke.

Meanwhile, U.S. judges are throwing out foreclosures sought by lenders who no longer hold “illegally securitized loans.” Angry, savvy homeowners are also using predatory lending statutes to defend themselves against foreclosure, or apply for redress if they’ve already lost their homes.

“Substantial damages can be won if the homeowner can prove that the loan was made purely for the lender’s sole benefit,” Bloomberg advises. [bloomberg.com Mar 31/09]

So look for class actions charging fraudulent misrepresentation and predatory practices in neighborhoods near you. Even borrowing off-planet and converting Reguluian rubles into greenbacks, there is not enough cash in 10 solar systems to save lenders from millions of homeowners suing en masse to regain the titles to their homes.

Those “lenders” of course, are… the banks.

POLITICIANS

Posted in Rants & Whispers on April 1, 2009 by willthomasonline

Politics is the most powerful narcotic active in the world. Idealists who have a close whiff often hallucinate that they can change a system that thrives on favors, back room deals and expediency. They are soon disillusioned or corrupted. Others will do anything for another fix. Their only principles are the people who whisper in their ears. Betrayal is their middle name. They will shake your hand, pat your baby on the ass and kiss your wife on the mouth. They will tell you they are champions of the people. They will describe the downtrodden – what their political opponents have done to them and what they will do for them – until tears fill your eyes and outrage shakes your fist and makes you scream. It is a well-known scientific fact that whenever lips part and words pour forth, all listening – to reason, spirit and others – ceases.

FINALLY, PROOF THAT HELL DOES NOT EXIST

Posted in Rants & Whispers with tags , , , , on March 25, 2009 by willthomasonline

A chemistry student at the University of Washington has ended a centuries-long reign of terror by major religions that have been threatening believers with perpetual agony in eternal hellfire if they question “God’s word” – as stipulated by ministers, priests, popes and scholars poring over passages not “written by God” (who did not even leave any notes) but penned by other men with similarly controlling agendas.

Of course, the impossibility of a disembodied soul (or spirit) feeling corporeal sensations such as cold, rain, heat or fire has made the concept of “roasting in hell” like a chicken basted on a rotisserie a nonstarter from the beginning.

Despite this insurmountable contradiction, the notion of an eteral fiery pit filled with pitchfork-loads of freaked out souls was imposed by exasperated church leaders who finally resorted to saying “to hell with everyone” tempted toward the strong human propensity to enjoy sex and other pleasures of the flesh.

Now, thanks to a student’s answer to a bonus question on a recent mid-term university exam, threatening anyone with hell is now just a laughing matter.

Ironically, even deliciously, an act of lovemaking clinched the argument against hell.

With “eternal damnation” now proven false, daily demonstations of direct casue-and-effect… reaping what we sow… treating others as we wish to be treated… sending out vibes and actions that come back around – for good or ill – with interest… and plain ol’ karmic rebalancing provide all the incentive anyone should require to “do the right thing.”

Who needs hell, when paying for our own perversity and screw-ups right here on Earth – and receiving the benefits of our good deeds – is so inescapably inevitable? Even if we dodge the law, there’s no fooling our sickened bodies, stricken conscience, or our souls. And who needs that?

To hell with hell.

HELL EXPLAINED BY CHEMISTRY STUDENT

Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?

Most of the students wrote proofs using Boyle’s Law, which states that gas cools when it expands, and heats when it is compressed. One student, however, wrote the following:

First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let’s look at the different religions that exist in the world today.

Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially. Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle’s Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added.

This gives two possibilities:

1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.

2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.

So which is it?

If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that, “It will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you,” and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then number two must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over. The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinct……leaving only Heaven, thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting “Oh my God.”

THIS STUDENT RECEIVED AN A+

THIS CULL’S FOR YOU

Posted in Health Watch with tags , on March 25, 2009 by willthomasonline

Don’t worry. Cell phones aren’t dangerous. Unless, that is, you happen to be a sperm cell, fertilized ovum, unborn fetus, pregnant woman, bumblebee, newly born infant, child, adolescent, teenager or adult regularly exposed to cell phones, portable phones, wireless computers, home routers, relay towers and other breathlessly ballyhooed components of the Wireless Age. If so, more than 15,000 scientific and medical studies show that your mental, emotional and physical health are being drastically compromised.

Meanwhile, the lucrative rush to mine the precious mineral  coltan used in every wireless device is prompting mass rape and murder in the Congo, along with indentured child labor and widespread habitat destruction resulting in the decimation and endangerment of the last rainforests and mountain gorillas.

Is this any way to treat our relatives?

The same PR firms that once blew smoke over Big Tobacco still insist that cell phones and other wireless gadgets blanketing homes, huts and cities with invisible electrosmog are “perfectly safe”. But over the past eight years, industry leaders Nokia, Motorola and Ericsson have quietly filed at least 25 patents for “limiting” radiation. None of these widgets are being produced or advertised – for obvious reasons: Nokia’s nervous 1998 filing with the US Patent & Trademark Office in Washington shakily (and ungrammatically) admitted: “radio frequency irradiation…could lead to the development of malignant tumour.”

A greatly increased risk of contracting malignant brain tumors is just one inconvenient truth clinically linked to the ongoing wireless craze that is seeing globe-smothering radio-frequency and microwave exposures at ever higher power densities.

In addition to extensively documented brain cancers, clinical trials and studies are repeatedly showing that those who habitually hold these miniature microwave ovens to their skulls (or even worse, use power-spiking headsets) – or balance wireless portable computers on their laps or pregnant bellies, or carry activated cell phones in bras and bikini bottoms, shirt and trouser pockets – are prone to endorphin-zapping electromagnetic addiction, cervical and breast cancer, hearing loss, vision loss, early onset senility, headaches, migraines, constant ringing in their ears, inner agitation, constant exhaustion, inability to concentrate, forgotten errands and appointments, lack of coordination, pain in hands or arms, birth defects and brain damaged offspring, nausea, kidney disease, obesity, mood swings, eye ticks, greatly diminished sex drive, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, autism, Multiple Sclerosis, heart damage, heart attacks and sleep disorders. The list goes on… [Freiburger Appeal UGUMED Oct/02; Bioeffects Initiative 07]

Children are especially at risk.

So are non-users daily involuntarily exposed to all this second-hand wireless smog.

Where is this leading?

Straight off a planet-wide cliff.

Besides further bankrupting already bankrupt nations with compounding medical and disability costs, the drastic dumbing down of our political leaders, business executives, military personnel, technicians, emergency responders, other essential servants and neXt generation teens is gathering exponential speed – just when we need our sharpest minds to deal with the converging crisis of Climate Shift, Peak Oil and Monetary Meltdown.

Whatever you do, when it comes to wireless – don’t stay tuned. Join the worldwide revolt against this species-limiting technology. William Thomas

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WHY ARE WE PUTTING UP WITH THIS?

Posted in Rants & Whispers with tags , , , , , , , , on April 3, 2008 by willthomasonline

Suppose we juxtapose the fissures currently splitting apart the polar icecaps with the tectonic fractures spreading through a world banking system that in recent years has become a no-risk-barred casino? In my just-posted feature story, FISSURES – linked through the sidebar at right – I do just that.

So what’s the point of posting two mirroring, steeply trending downward graphs of Arctic ice loss and the value of the American dollar?

Calamity, if we don’t pay attention.

The Good News is: Tracking these widening fault lines in the planet’s intertwined ecological and economical viability, we can see them opening even bigger fissures in dangerously outmoded attitudes, unquestioned assumptions and personal priorities.

Lucky for us, we’re at the crunch point. Because we don’t have a whole lot of time to “get the lessons” we’ve so cleverly arranged for our spiritual and global growth. Happily, if not comfortably for procrastinators like me, there is not another nanosecond to lose before we change our minds and our most unconscious habits. And stop sleepwalking right off the planet in a distracted daze.

It’s fun, uplifting and connecting to offer a silent blessing of gratitude for the smile tugging at that person’s face, the green shoots of garlic coming up in the garden, the spring songs those robins are singing

And it is downright instructional to start looking closely at our own conditioned choices and actions – especially at the manipulations being run on us by the most murderous, smooth-talking, ignorant, whacko, lying, greedheads ever assembled under a chemtrailed sky. To put it nicely. With all due respect.

You know who I mean.

THE BIGGEST SCAM OF ALL
It’s been going on for so long, we think the world has always worked this way. Two mistakes right there. Because it hasn’t. And it isn’t. Working, that is.

The world’s being run, bubba. If the essence of evil is not treating all sentient beings with dignity and respect, what’s going on when you and me are called “units” and “bubble wrap” by the banking gangsters pulling the debt-and-interest levers at the hub of the wheel to which all spokes lead?

As we roll merrily off several dozen cliffs not factored in computer bottom-lines, let’s count up all the elite families in the oligarchy running this planet ragged. Include all the bankers and corporate heads profiting from death, disaster and destruction. All these faceless dudes and dudesses would not fill more than a dozen big hotels.

Now all together, shout in a loud, strong voice: “SIX-BILLION SIX-HUNDRED THOUSAND PEOPLE!”

Then ask: “Why are we putting up with being ripped off, seeing our children and their children and other families’ children being hurt and ripped off, watching our direct kin – the myriad wild lives of this planet – wiped out, and this unique gem of blue planet turned into a smoking wasteland by computerized robot-people endlessly churning out imaginary digital bottom lines that even now are vanishing like dust in the winds of change?”

Does

Not

Compute.

I mean holy jeepers, Batgirl! Does the world really need an $81 billion dollar submarine to fight al-Qaeda’s nonexistent “navy”? (Thank you, Joe Lieberman.)

Do we really need another triple-cost-overrun, obsolete-before-it-flies, mega-billion dollar robot fighter plane “whose” only targets are the education and health budgets, atmosphere and ozone layer it shreds? Or three-hundred-billion dollar robotic stealth warships to sneak up on some guys clutching boxcutters and blow the wrong village away?

Unless, of course, our next-best weapons are handed to our many and growing opponents to “justify” the “need” for such insanely wasteful expenditures. While the real “terrorists” – lack of respect and education for women, hunger, waterborne diseases, water scarcity, dying oceans and hair-trigger climate shift – go unaddressed.

As Dana Hedgpeth points out in the Washington Post: “The high-tech planes and ships commissioned for trillions of dollars to defeat an enemy with no navy, air force or army, and using $3 knives as its weapons arsenal, were gifts to the military-industrial complex that will go on giving for decades to come. The Iraq war may end someday, but rest assured that major weapons systems, once commissioned, have a life-support system unmatched in any other sector of public spending. Rarely does the plug get pulled on even the most irrelevant and expensive war toy. Not while both Democratic and Republican politicians feed at the same trough… ” [Truthdig.com Apr 1/07]

Amen, sister.

C-130 pilots, for example, can talk easily to any command post on the planet at any time while wafting through the air dropping Dyno-Gel chemicals into hurricanes, or gigantic bombs onto indigent and indignant Afghanis. So why the frick does Boeing need another $3 billion for more radios when we have millions of American children going hungry, school programs shutting down, the elderly’s hard-earned lives and wisdom being discarded? And come to think of it: Why are those C-130s dropping giant, radioactive waste-filled bombs down their tail ramps on the poorest families on Earth – instead of food, medicine, winter clothing, tents and blankets?

I mean, Jesus (referring to his example) – if we really want to eliminate 99% of would-be terrorists overnight, all we have to do (I learned first-hand) is listen to their grievances. (We don’t have to agree, just listen.) Then… wait for it… feed them.

Offer everyone everywhere the same dignity, respect and prospects that we desire – and presto! – no more despairing, desperate or outraged “terrorists”. Except for a few short-circuited individuals who can be handled by their own tribes, or special forces and cops. It’s a heck-of-alot cheaper, saner and karmically advantageous than trying to kill one of out every three people onboard this sun-orbiting space colony.

And then we can do other stuff.

PULLING THEIR PLUGS
So when are you going to turn off the brainwashing fear-mongers? It’s as easy as unplugging your TVs. While you’re at, why not cut the cord to your molecular-messing microwave? And disconnect every brain-scrambling wireless phone and router in your place is another good start.

Feel better?

Now we can start firing all “corporate servants” and start replacing them with clued-in, new paradigm people itching to do real good. There are tons of them around. Though not that many in politics. So that chuck-and-jive shell game of interchangeable suits will have to go, too – as we get back to our founding Iroquois model of bioregionally-based representation among councils of elders, councils of youths, councils that give voice to furred, feathered, finned and leafy critters.

It’s already happening.

Our choice right now, this instant, is to first envision and then start creating what we most desire in our own lives, our relationships, our neighborhoods. Whirr-peddle up that big hill on your electric-assist bike and see how many people start asking where they can buy or build one, too. Plant some veggies in boxes on your flat roof or back deck and watch other gardens sprout around you. Leave your carbon-burner parked in your driveway for a few weeks and watch the whole block become a used car lot. (Or at least see their drivers start pressing auto insurers to charge only when a vehicle is in use.)

As for the unelected crazies and craziness we cannot seem to address, our choice is to stop buying their products and their lies, turn our backs and walk away from the briar patch, whistling, “zippetty-do-da, zippety day” – right into the streets leading to Washington. A few million outraged Americans hauling non-responsive politicians out of their offices by the scruff of their necks and either handing them pink slips, or charging them for their criminal acts, ought to do that trick.

Walking away does not mean ignoring what’s coming down, or how grossly we’re being conned. It means ending our complicity in a stupidly stressful suicidal death wish masked by drugs, denial and distracting simulations – and rejoining the marvels of raw, real, exuberant life instead.

Once more, all together on the chorus:

WHY ARE WE PUTTING UP WITH THIS?
WE’RE NOT!

PORTAL POWER
Please don’t misunderestimate my remarks.

I am not talking about electing Obama next year, after Bush/Cheney have blown up Iran and ignited Armageddon, cancelled the elections after another facilitated 9/11, or perpetrated some other dire mischief. Chances are, the Democrats are going to continue self-destructing and we (the non-voting world) are going to end up with” Bush The Sequel” on steroids. Because that’s how the system is rigged to perpetuate its profits and control.

I am not talking about waiting for blessed Obama, Jesus or some other Superhero to come bail us out. In real life, saviors and space brothers – imaginary or otherwise – seem to insist that we start helping ourselves before we can qualify for their intervention. And if Obama does makes it into the White House, he is going to need all the support we can give to pull off the vision he is so inspiringly articulating.

Nor am I talking revolution. While walking the Highway to Hell between Kuwait City and Basra, I’ve seen where weapons and violence lead. Even when the revolution is primarily peaceful – as in the former Soviet Union – “People Power” is inevitably replaced by “Mafia Power” as greed and control coalesce. Replacing one power-over system for another has never worked. Except for those at the top of the power pyramid.

I’m talking about… (may we have the envelope please…)

TRANSFORMATION!

Yes, sports fans! The Super Good News is that we are being rapidly driven out of all remaining wriggle room and right Up Against The Bulkhead of our tantrum-throwing, eyes-squeezed shut resistance.

And guess what?

THERE IS A DOOR IN THE WALL.

IT LEADS TO A MUCH BETTER PLACE.

AND IT IS UNLOCKED.

Is that handy, or what?

That door in our heart/mind is located right smack dang in the middle of 99% of the obstacles we think we face – and re-create every time we pump those mental goblins with more negative, fearful energy.

The handle is marked:

TO OPEN: TURN TOWARD LIGHT, LIFE AND POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS..

So turn it, already.

Creeeeeeaaaaak….

Step on through.

Ahhhhhhh!

Are you alive, not dying of hunger, relatively pain free, and not facing imminent extinction in this moment?

Congratulations! This is the only moment you’ve got!

EVERYBODY CHILL!
So take a breath. And another. And another… Envision enhancing your life by unshackling yourself from Oil and Credit Card Enslavement, parking your vehicle, dropping nonessential purchases, swapping and bartering and buying locally second-hand for what you need. Or maybe picking those items up and leaving others off at a “free store” like the one we have here on Hornby. Plant that veggie garden. (Check out, One Straw Revolution.) Reconnect with each other and the Earth. Organize a community garden. Or start a school garden and let it teach your children lessons of real value.

Because all children are our children.

Instead of buying still more stuff to throw into the black hole of your thirsty spirit, try refilling it naturally through quiet contemplation. Step back. Chill out. Cultivate time and space for quiet reflection. Or simply sit still looking out your eyes.

Doesn’t that feel better than another two hours of disastrous “nooz” or shoot-em-up videos and teevee?

Ten minutes’ time out twice a day will change your life in ways you never dreamed.

Stopping right where we are also helps us rediscover and recover our sense of Place. How does its Feng Shui vibe feel to you? Don’t like it so much? Change it! There is gigantic joy in taking the time to be in each moment. And major serenity in not being owned by things stored in boxes and still unpaid for.

FEED THE CHILDREN, LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS, AND COME HOME
Now we can start to see the biggest chuck and jive scam being run on us is that every “other” is an “enemy” to be feared and suppressed in ways that really oppress us!

If you are a brother wearing colors, and living every minute in fear and hatred of other brothers wearing other colors – you have fallen for a con being run on you by your real oppressors. Call a truce. Unite, instead.

Remember how the Black Panthers became real revolutionaries? While attending their strategy sessions and marching with them in Milwaukee, I watched the Panthers seriously freak out the Man when they started school lunch programs in the ghetto. Because the brothers understood that their oppressors understood that malnourished kids become listless and mentally impaired. And they knew that when it came to finally ending the slavery that has been going on ever since the last slaver sailed into Charleston and Tampa, the power of nutrition is stronger than the power of the gun.

Speaking of firearms…

If you happen to be a black or Hispanic soldier touring hell, and you have come to desperately decide that your only chance of getting home alive is to do unto others before they do it to you – hold that thought, and ask yourself why you’re fucking up other brothers and sisters of color who have never threatened you or done you wrong? Do you really believe in your heart that calling someone a “sand nigger” and blowing them away does not make you a “nigger” for doing Bush and Cheney’s dirty work? Is your green card worth your dignity and soul?

We’ve already seen an ongoing “General Strike” that has so far refused Bush/Cheney’s orders to bomb, bomb, bomb Iran. Now we need a “Grunt Strike” to back them up before the people of Iraq, the Green Machine, and the Corps are completely trashed.

Remember the Nam? That senseless slaughter finally ended when the grunts – mostly brothers – refused to go back out into the boonies. And started dropping wrenches into the reduction gears of carriers so they couldn’t’ leave port. And began fragging officers trying to pad their careers with more dead GIs.

I am not advocating more violence. I am proud to have served my country as a zoomie-in-training who went on strike instead of air strikes napalming kids in their hamlets. And I am saying that insanity ended the day the guys with the guns laid them down, lit some spliffs, and said, “Dude, we’s taking the day off. And the day after that. And the one after that. You dig?”

They did, all right. And everyone still alive came home. One way or another.

ENCOURAGING ENDORPHINS
It is choice time, amigas and amigos. Each one of us can start checking ourselves everyday, everywhere, every time: Why am I doing this? Are my thoughts, vibes and actions furthering or sabotaging my life, other lives, future lives – human and “wild”?

If you don’t like the answer, change your response. Then note, observe, bless and wonder how much happier, easier, better you feel. It is a scientific fact, when we do good and help others our heart, brain and body pump a surge of endorphins through our being. Stress deflates. And we feel gooooood about ourselves and others and where things are going.

Fear, negativity and anger have the opposite effects. And lead to an early grave.

True, the poles may be cracking up, the warmongers and torturers may be on some final fling, and the value of those pieces of paper and plastic in your pocket may be reverting to the actual worth of those materials. But – and there is always a but – we can make different choices, co-create a new story, stop giving energy to those mired in negative tapeloops, and transfer it instead to those who cherish and celebrate life in all its myriad, miraculous forms.

After all, we’re all in this together. WE ARE EACH AND EVERYONE EVERYWHERE A MANIFESTATION OF THE SAME ENERGY, THE SAME GREAT SPIRIT, THE SAME ANCIENT IMPULSE FOR COMPASSION AND COOPERATION CALLED LIFE.

So let’s get on with renovating our awareness. And letting our actions flow from that guidance. We do have that power. We do have that choice.

That’s what the melting icecaps are teaching us. That’s where the dissolution of digital dollars is returning us. If we dare to get their lessons, shift from “me” to “we”, let go of self-destructive stories that are not our own – and finally trust and surrender to the spirit of kindness and compassion that can unite us all.

ACCESS:
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