PEACE WILL PREVAIL ON EARTH


March 13, 2008

The Cornucopia Series #8: From the Ecstatic to the Somber and Back

Hello everysoul!

Preparing each new compilation - an ever ongoing process - is each time quite an adventure! Putting it together in a way that creates some coherence and trying to balance everything out are both very stimulating challenges. I hope it helps you make sense of the incredibly complex world in which we live.

That's what it does for me!

Jean Hudon
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator
http://www.earthrainbownetwork.com

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THE QUOTES

""We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, but rather spiritual beings having a human experience.""

- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin


"I would like to thank you Jean for your excellent reply to Michael Dean's letter and I am particularly grateful for reminding us of the sanctity of Life that flows through the entire Universe, and Universes. Indeed, I am certain that our attitudes towards animals and our unconsciousness towards these life-forms is bringing us many of the diseases we encounter as humans and is loading our karmas that will have one day to be sorted out."

Birgitta Storjohann (b.storjohann@videotron.ca)


"Dear Jean... particularly deep and soul-inspired writings are the Summaries that you offer for every delivery. They have a vibration of their own that create a “state of mind” (should I say, state of heart?) that carries an essentiality of being. Thank you for the magnificence of your service!"

- Janis Roze (jroze@nyc.rr.com) commenting on the Meditation Focus #183: Co-Creating The Future of Our Choice


"If we do not know any better than believing that the only game is what is presented through social-political norms - if we don't know any better than to continue making limited choices, then how can society as a whole change how it functions? Too often the result is a cynical, self-defeating, “can't change the system” attitude where positive “future-present” choices are obscured and dismissed as impractical or impossible. This culturally reinforced sense of isolation keeps us from living in a more awakened way that further encourages emergence of a higher state of awareness and being for all, regardless of what generation we are a part of. It is time to change “the game” and the very rules describing “the game.” It is time for a new paradigm to become more evident for people to see, to compare, and to experience a fundamental difference for themselves. This will encourage more people to choose a positive future rather than a paradigm that continues to devolve into chaos."

- Alex Kochkin (ask@pfcn.net) -- Taken from Free Will, Choice, and Power (More from Alex in #4 below)




CONTENTS

1. Feedback
2. Oprah & Eckhart Tolle - Online
3. Synchronised Worldwide Didgeridoo Sound Meditation - 20 March 2008
4. On the challenge of freeing oneself from the control matrix of the global power elite
5. Commander warns of al-Qaida threat to US
6. 9/11 Contradictions: An Open Letter to Congress and the Press - David Ray Griffin's 25 Questions
7. The 'Great Satan' Strike Out
8. MSNBC Reporter: "I hope there a secret prison for all 9/11 Conspiracy Theorists"
9. False Flag Prospects, 2008 -- Top Three US Target Cities
10. UK - Make Wars History Update
11. Embarrassingly Stupid Americans -- One in Five Believes Sun Revolves Around Earth
12. World can 'afford' to solve its environmental woes: OECD
13. WFP food distributions begin for Afghans hit by high food prices
14. Biofuels: the fake climate change solution
15. The Peak Oil Crisis: Polity on trial
16. Secret UN UFO Meeting
17. AP probe finds drugs in drinking water
18. Spirit Speaks: Gaia Will Endure
19. Message from St. Germain
20. Pleiadian Inspired Message



WORTHY OF YOUR ATTENTION

Jesus Camp: Indoctrination - TRULY SICKENING BUT MUST-BE-AWARE STUFF
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PUQATCcQ0A
Then go at http://www.bushisantichrist.com/ and understand the full implications of the real Armageddon going on wight now between the forces of darkness scheming to win over as many souls as they can and the Forces of Light standing firm to protect our spiritual freedom from such vile encroachment in this world...

HOW TO TELL OBAMA & CLINTON APART (Scroll down to find it)
http://www.prorev.com/

The Dog, the Cat and the Rat (very short and just an intro teaser for the rest below)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuuesBhOR9g
If a Dog, a Cat and a Rat can get along, why can't we? Go to http://www.HumanityAscending.com to see what people are saying. "The Humanity Ascending Series is breathtaking in its scope, startling in its clarity and gloriously hopeful, demonstrating why Barbara Marx Hubbard is a global treasure and one of the greatest visionaries of our time." —Neale Donald Walsch -- Watch the Humanity Ascending Trailer at http://vivfilms.vividas.com/video/73_trailer.html (Click on the button to get it full screen and then watch the whole movie on your computer if the raving comments inspire you to do so...) We indeed need a positive vision for our future...

Trailer: Zero (First Minute Unforgettable - The first minute of this video will shake you.)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=crexHTut23c&feature=related
ZERO has one central thesis - that the official version of events surrounding the attacks on 9/11 can not be true. This brand new feature documentary, featuring presentations from intellectual heavyweights, Gore Vidal and Nobel Prize Winner, Dario Fo, explores the latest scientific evidence and reveals dramatic new witness testimony, directly conflicting with the US Government's account. In the words of Italian daily newspaper Il Corriere de la Sera “What results is a sequence of contradictions, gaps and omissions of stunning gravity”. Dubbed "the bomb of the Rome Film Festival" in 2007, Zero is the first 9/11 film to bridge the mainstream gap. Decision makers are starting to sit up and listen to its message, including the European Parliament where the film screened in February 2008. The importance of this film can not be overstated, if its thesis is correct, the justification for declaring the war on terror is built on a series of outrageous lies.

Exhaustive Review Finds No Link Between Saddam and al-Qaeda
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/031108K.shtml
Warren P. Strobel reports for McClatchy Newspapers, "An exhaustive review of more than 600,000 Iraqi documents that were captured after the 2003 US invasion has found no evidence that Saddam Hussein's regime had any operational links with Osama bin Laden's al Qaida terrorist network."

Stunning Fractal Art - Worth exploring!
http://www.sgeier.net/fractals/

Amazing deer
http://www.care2.com/c2c/share/sharebook/612482418&tag=heart

Dolphin rescues stranded whales (March 12, 2008)
http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/03/12/nz.whales.ap/index.html
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- A dolphin swam up to two distressed whales that appeared headed for death in a beach stranding in New Zealand and guided them to safety, witnesses said Wednesday. The actions of the bottlenose dolphin -- named Moko by residents who said it spends much of its time swimming playfully with humans at the beach -- amazed would-be rescuers and an expert who said they were evidence of the species' friendly nature. (...) Anton van Helden, a marine mammals expert at New Zealand's national museum, Te Papa Tongarewa, said the reports of Moko's rescue were "fantastic" but believable because the dolphins have "a great capacity for altruistic activities." These included evidence of dolphins protecting people lost at sea, and their playfulness with other animals. "We've seen bottlenose dolphins getting lifted up on the noses of humpback whales and getting flicked out of the water just for fun," van Helden said."But it's the first time I've heard of an inter-species refloating technique. I think that's wonderful," CLIP The BBC also reported this story at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7291501.stm

The Christ Conspiracy (Fascinating video interview - 53 min 40 sec)
http://www.consciousmedianetwork.com/members/acharya.htm
Religious scholar, Acharya S., recently made a fellow of the Committee of Scientific Examination or Religion, examines the connections between religious belief and our ancient connection with the Sun. Acharya is also a member of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece and speaks Greek, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Portugese. Acharya will really challenge your beliefs if you have had any form of religious upbringing, but if you watch and listen closely and add the dots together you will see that her conclusions have a solid grounding. -- THEN if you are still in the mood to be further challenged, check what she alerts us to at http://tbknews.blogspot.com/2008/03/muslims-will-conquer-white-house-and.html and also go through her additional comments attached to that blog. Check also her other various blog entires at http://www.truthbeknown.com/tbknewstoc.html

The Longest Walk 2008
http://longestwalk.org/
On Feb. 11th, Longest Walk participants embarked on a 5 month journey from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. arriving on July 11th. The Longest Walk south route is being led by AIM co-founder Dennis J. Banks. It is an extraordinary grassroots effort on a national level to bring attention to the environmental disharmony of Mother Earth, sacred site issues, and to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the original longest walk.

Bursting the Body Light - Violet Flame of Forgiveness
http://www.earthrainbownetwork.com/Archives2008/BreathMed.htm
Suggested by Kelley Elkins (elkins_delgado@yahoo.com) who wrote: "I would like to make a special offer to the readers of your wonderful newsletter, so that more people might be able to access more of themselves. What I want to offer them is the opportunity to receive these breath meditations for free until March 22nd as a gift of appreciation for those who support you and the Earth Rainbow Network." Note from Jean: This material will be available at the URL above up to March 22 only. Here is an excerpt to give you an idea of what this breathing meditation is all about: "The Bursting the Body Light breath meditation will activate your Light Body and will expand it quickly as you are willing to use it daily. The process will take about 10-15 minutes a day and may be done 1-3 times per day, but no more. This is a developmental process - a gradual process. Everyone's experience will vary according to their Karma, life style, life urge, path work, connection to Source and willingness to breathe and Be. Fear takes us out of well being. It can control us, if we allow it to. Normally we can surrender fear only after we acknowledge it. Bursting the Body Light breath meditation allows us to surrender fear and powerlessness. The Bursting Breath puts us into fearlessness, joy, knowing, certainty, clarity; it enrolls us into the present."

Key Media Articles Reveal Secret Realities of Government
http://www.WantToKnow.info/008/080307governmentsecrecy

A Reality check on the cost of the war in Iraq
http://www.afsc.org/cost
Recommended by Evelyn Goodman (BEGoodman@aol.com) who wrote: "It is about: Iraq war costs: 720 million dollars per day. How would you spend it? My response was: For anyone, realizing the horrendous costs of this war in Iraq, who doesn't see that it has got to end, would be really indifferent to how the money could be better spent improving the health and welfare of our country's citizens, with money left over to help the destitute of the world, as well. What I would like to know is, where is the money REALLY going? Into WHOSE pockets?" "Give me the money that has been spent in war and I will clothe every man, woman, and child in an attire of which kings and queens will be proud. I will build a schoolhouse in every valley over the whole earth. I will crown every hillside with a place of worship consecrated to peace." - Charles Sumner

African Holocaust - Killing with kindness (16 min)
http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/277.html
There's lot of expressed concern on the part of the US, the UN and WHO about AIDS in Africa. Oddly, other much more serious diseases and environmental problems in Africa are being ignored.The solution to the "AIDS problem" in Africa?Lots of immuno-suppressive drugs and the replacing of breast-feeding with infant formula.One researcher called the west's anti-AIDS program in Africa "diabolical." This video explains why. Bush & Friends are experts at combining government "humanitarianism" and genocide.

Prostitution Pledge for Politicians
http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/031108WA.shtml
According to Scott Swenson in RH Reality Check, "As Congress and the White House prepare to compromise the lives of millions of African women and girls by continuing the nonsensical anti-prostitution pledge in PEPFAR (President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief), we have evidence, yet again, of just how hypocritical it is for politicians to sit in judgment of anyone else's life."

GOOD news from Hawaii - The Ban Aspartame Issue is getting legal traction!
There is now a Hawaii Senate Resolution which requests the Department of Health and National Academy of Sciences to review existing reports and studies related to aspartame, by funding source. It resolves that given the enormous amount of evidence that has been compiled concerning the neurodegenerative harm it can cause, that the US Food and Drug Administration is requested to rescind approval of aspartame immediately on a phase-out basis over six months to one year. This resolution is carried by Hawaii Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland. We are very pleased to note that this is the strongest legislative document concerning aspartame ever presented anywhere in the world, according to legislative activist Stephen Fox of New Mexico, who helped to write the Resolution, in conjunction with Betty Martini, Founder, Mission Possible International. On March 12, another resolution, HCR132, introduced by Rep Josh Green, M.D., Chairman of the House Committee on Health, was approved by its first committee (Health) and moves on to the next (Consumer Protection and Commerce). This would set up a work group to explore the need to ban or improve labeling containing aspartame. CLIP - As reported by Betty Martini (bettym19@mindspring.com) More on this through http://la.indymedia.org/news/2008/03/214920.php and http://dorway.com/dorwblog/

"Mercury is good for you!" (34 sec)
http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/280.html
This is how insanely corrupt the United States has become. The pharmaceutical industry that has handicapped countless children with mercury-based vaccines is able to buy a study that says a known neuro-toxin is good for the brains of infants and small children and improves their behavior!First, "behavior" is not quantifiable and is completely subjective. There's no science here. Just corruption of science on an inconceivable scale. Second, mercury is a poison, a neuro-toxin that destroys the functioning of the central nervous system. There is no conceivable justification for it to be mainlined into the bloodstream of anyone for any reason ever. The US news media takes lying on behalf of the pharmaceutical industry to a whole new level. You have to see it to believe it...

TRAILER - Washington, You're Fired (3 min 5 sec)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=P7TYFMazOf4
Bills such as the USA PATRIOT Act, the Military Commissions Act, and the John Warner Defense Act have crippled the U.S. Constitution and have weakened the liberties that Americans once thought they could never lose. The loss of Habeas Corpus and Posse Comitatus, coupled with a new definition of "torture" are just the tip of the Orwellian iceberg. If enacted, HR 1955 will for the first time put "thought crime" laws on the books, robbing citizens of their right to freedom of conscience thought.From the loss of Habeas Corpus and Posse Comitatus, to the introduction of "thought-crimes" legislation in the US Congress -- one thing is made perfectly clear in the film - we need immediate political change in Washington or the liberties enjoyed by the people of this country will continue to quickly disappear -- possibly forever. More through http://www.TakeBackWashington.com

Sunrise Celebration (UK festival)
http://www.sunrisecelebration.com/home.php
The Award winning Sunrise Celebration festival is back for the 3rd year from 29th May to the 1st June 2008, featuring an inspiring mix of the very best in alternative culture, and continually committed to setting new standards in sustainability! With 12 stages in 13 arenas providing 24 hour entertainment from more than 200 live bands and 100 DJs, with shows, workshops, forums, flamboyant fun and frolics, dress up debauchery, impressive installations, and all manner of creative expressions, all over 4 days! (...) The Sunrise Celebration is arguably the UKs leading Independent Sustainable festival with ground-breaking environmental policies and a positive attitude towards the planetary situation we are faced with. At Sunrise we believe that the world is getting better. For more info on what we are doing to maker a greener future, visit our sustainability page.

Was This A Message From Extraterrestrials?? (10-3-2008) http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread340541/pg1
In 1974, a powerful broadcast was beamed into space from the Arecibo Radio Telescope, Puerto Rico. The transmission consisted of a simple pictorial message aimed at the globular star cluster M13. This cluster is roughly 21,000 light-years from us, near the edge of the Milky Way galaxy, and contains approximately a third of a million stars. This was a very powerful emission, equivalent to a 20 trillion watt omni directional broadcast using Arecibo's megawatt transmitter attached to its 305 meter antenna, concentrating the beam in a very narrow funnel of the sky. The emission, that could be detectable just about anywhere in the galaxy within that funnel, would have been detectable by a receiver similar in size to Arecibo's. This transmission was the strongest man-made signal ever sent. (...) The Reply It is so named because it appears to be a response to the Arecibo message that appeared in a farmland next to the Chilbolton radio telescope, home of SETI in Hampshire, UK, on 19 August 2001. It was 75 feet wide and 120 feet long. Now let’s take a look at this ‘reply’ which had taken 27 years from the time it was transmitted. This is shown as an animated image of the first transmission, slowly transposed with the ‘ET’ response. Note the slight difference in the shape of the heads! CLIP

Cancer Cures News Articles
http://www.wanttoknow.info/cancercuresnewsarticles
Excerpts of Key Cancer Cures News Articles in Major Media - Big news on this topic coming soon apparently...

Free Energy - No Fuel Magnetic Motor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvB3PiPBozU

BUSH MEETS W/AMERICAN INDIAN NATION REC'S INDIAN NAME (12 March 2008)
http://www.surfingtheapocalypse.net/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=201999
President Bush was invited to address a major gathering of the American Indian Nation last weekend in Arizona. He spoke for almost an hour on his future plans for increasing every Native American's present standard of living. He referred to his career as Governor of Texas, how he had signed "YES" 1,237 times for every Indian issue that came to his desk for approval. Although the President was vague on the details of his plan, he seemed most enthusiastic about his future ideas for helping his "red brothers". At the conclusion of his speech, the Tribes presented the President with a plaque inscribed with his new Indian name - Walking Eagle. The proud President then departed in his motorcade, waving to the crowds. A news reporter later inquired to the group of chiefs of how they come to select the new name given to the President. They explained that Walking Eagle is the name given to a bird so full of shit it can no longer fly.



ALSO RECOMMENDED

Get out the pencils: Paper ballots return
http://www.usatoday.com:80/news/politics/election2008/2008-02-28-votinginside_N.htm?loc=interstitialskip
(...) From Florida to California, the nation's flirtation with electronic voting is on the rocks. More and more states and counties are reverting to paper ballots fed through optical scanners because of problems - some real, some perceived - with machines that didn't offer the level of security and transparency voters demand. CLIP

Fallon's "No Iran War" Line Angered White House
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/031108R.shtml
Writing for Inter Press Service, Gareth Porter says, "A new article on CENTCOM commander Adm. William Fallon confirms that his public statements last fall ruling out war against Iran were not coordinated with the White House and landed him in trouble more than once with President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney."

Fallon resigns as Mideast military chief
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080312/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/fallon_resigns;_ylt=AlwLxL7gtR9swLC1gsVtvsCs0NUE
WASHINGTON - The Navy admiral in charge of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan announced Tuesday that he is resigning over press reports portraying him as opposed to President Bush's Iran policy. (...) Gates dismissed as "ridiculous" any notion that Fallon's departure signals the United States is planning to go to war with Iran. Pressed on that point, he said, "As I say, the notion that this decision portends anything in terms of a change in Iran policy is, to quote myself, ridiculous." CLIP (Yeah! Sure!)

'Fox' Fallon Fired And we're f*cked... By Justin Raimondo
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article19517.htmv
Do I really need to draw you a picture to get you to imagine what's coming next? This is as clear a signal as any that the Bush administration intends to go out with a bang - one that will shake not only the Middle East but this country to its very foundations.

The Myth of the Surge
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/030708K.shtml
Nir Rosen reports for Rolling Stone: "It's a cold, gray day in December, and I'm walking down Sixtieth Street in the Dora district of Baghdad, one of the most violent and fearsome of the city's no-go zones. Devastated by five years of clashes between American forces, Shiite militias, Sunni resistance groups and Al Qaeda, much of Dora is now a ghost town. This is what 'victory' looks like in a once upscale neighborhood of Iraq: Lakes of mud and sewage fill the streets. Mountains of trash stagnate in the pungent liquid. Most of the windows in the sand-colored homes are broken, and the wind blows through them, whistling eerily."

US Troops Losing Hearing
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5g-9tKjF1yqt4Oqh1gbmvx1Wzo4FwD8V8P66G0
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Soldiers and Marines caught in roadside bombings and firefights in Iraq and Afghanistan are coming home in epidemic numbers with permanent hearing loss and ringing in their ears, prompting the military to redouble its efforts to protect the troops from noise.Hearing damage is the No. 1 disability in the war on terror, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs, and some experts say the true toll could take decades to become clear. Nearly 70,000 of the more than 1.3 million troops who have served in the two war zones are collecting disability for tinnitus, a potentially debilitating ringing in the ears, and more than 58,000 are on disability for hearing loss, the VA said."The numbers are staggering," said Theresa Schulz, a former audiologist with the Air Force, past president of the National Hearing Conservation Association and author of a 2004 report titled "Troops Return With Alarming Rates of Hearing Loss."One major explanation given is the insurgency's use of a fearsome weapon the Pentagon did not fully anticipate: powerful roadside bombs. Their blasts cause violent changes in air pressure that can rupture the eardrum and break bones inside the ear. CLIP

American Empire Comes At A Very High Price (09/03/08)
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article19497.htm
(...) Our government could spend money to generate jobs rebuilding roads and bridges. We can fund vast investments in solar and wind power and energy-efficient technology. To have money for that, we'd have to give up the idea of empire -- projecting our might around the world -- as the Europeans have done. They couldn't afford it. We can't, either. But we seem unable to face this simple fact: We've spent nearly $750 billion on Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001, according to the Congressional Budget Office, and most of it was money we didn't have. Not one of the remaining political candidates -- not Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama, much less John McCain -- talks about significantly downsizing the military-industrial complex and decreasing our military footprint around the world. Superpowers are darned expensive, and the United States simply doesn't have the money for all that anymore.

Studies: Iraq Costs US $12 Billion per Month
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/031008M.shtml
The Associated Press reports: "The flow of blood may be ebbing, but the flood of money into the Iraq war is steadily rising, new analyses show. In 2008, its sixth year, the war will cost approximately $12 billion a month, triple the 'burn' rate of its earliest years, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz and co-author Linda J. Bilmes report in a new book."

Germany becomes the First Country to admit Clandestine Chemtrails Operations
http://www.chycho.com/?q=Chemtrails
For all those activists who have been investigating and reporting on clandestine government operations around the world to manipulate our weather patterns, this news from Germany is groundbreaking. The TV news report states that “the military planes of the German Federal Army are manipulating our climate; this is what the weather researchers are presuming and their suspicions are confirmed… “We can state with a 97% certainty that we have on our hands chemical trails (chemtrails) comprised by fine dust containing polymers and metals, used to disrupt radar signals.”

Biological Warfare On the American People, Dr. Garth Nicolson (53 min video)
http://urlbam.com/ha/Xz
Dr. Garth Nicolson speaks about his experiences and successes combating the quickly-emerging mycoplasma-based illnesses such as Gulf War Illness and other related diseases such as Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia.A rapidly growing number of people believe that the numerous multi-symptom diseases we now see emerging (Morgellons, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, etc.) are originating from the chemical aerosol (chemtrails) programs currently in progress.

Sharp Drop in Jobs Adds to Grim Picture of US Economy
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/030808A.shtml
Edmund L. Andrews of The New York Times reports: "The worst fears of consumers, investors and Washington officials were confirmed on Friday, as deepening paralysis on Wall Street collided with stark new evidence of falling employment and a likely recession."

Spitzer's Shame Is Wall Street's Gain
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/031208D.shtml
Robert Scheer writes for Truthdig, "Tell me again: Why should we get all worked up over the revelation that the New York governor paid for sex? Will it bring back to life the eight U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq that same day in a war that makes no sense and has cost this nation trillions in future debt? Will it save those millions of homes that hardworking folks all over the country are losing because of financial industry shenanigans that Eliot Spitzer, as much as anyone, attempted to halt? Perhaps it provides some insight into why oil has risen to $108 a barrel, benefiting most of all the oil sheiks whom our taxpayer-supported military has kept in power?"

Oil Trades Near Record on OPEC Output, Drop in U.S. Inventories (March 6, 2008)
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a9NpaSHIE_1Q&refer=home
Crude oil traded near a record $104.95 a barrel in New York after surging on OPEC's decision to leave production unchanged, lower U.S. fuel inventories and as Venezuela moved tanks toward its border with Colombia. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed to maintain output targets at a meeting yesterday in Vienna. U.S. inventories fell for the first time in eight weeks, the Energy Department said. Venezuela activated the country's navy and air force in addition to mobilizing 10 tank battalions. "Those factors encouraged buying here in Asia, extending what we saw in the U.S.,'' said Tetsu Emori, a fund manager at Astmax Ltd. in Tokyo. "The drop in U.S. inventories, which generated panic-like buying, was a surprise. Crude oil, which has not seen the gains recorded by core commodities, suddenly emerged center stage. If crude rises above $105, the next target will be $150'' a barrel, he said. CLIP

Gas prices near records, following oil (March 10, 2008)
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080310/ap_on_bi_ge/oil_prices;_ylt=AsCdWH4QXbGUtMniHAIRqTWs0NUE
NEW YORK - Gasoline prices were poised Monday to set a new record at the pump, having surged to within half a cent of their record high of $3.227 a gallon. Oil prices, meanwhile, surged to $107.44, a new inflation-adjusted record and their fifth new high in the last six sessions on an upbeat report on wholesale inventories. CLIP

Qatar: Oil prices could hit $300 (13 Mar 2008)
http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=47209&sectionid=3510213
The Qatari Energy Minister, Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah warns oil prices could hit 300 dollars per barrel if the US attacks Iran. Al-Attiyah ruled out the possibility of any US attack on Iran, since the US President George W. Bush has little time left in the White House, DPA reported. "In case Bush decides to carry out his threats to attack Iran, then oil prices may jump to unprecedented levels, perhaps to 200 or 300 dollars or more or less," the Qatari minister said. Al-Attiyah said that the main reason behind the recent record rises in oil prices in the global markets is the "political tensions and speculation rather than supply shortages." Crude oil rose above 110 dollars per barrel for the first time ever in New York trading on Wednesday. Al-Attiyah also said that OPEC had no plans to switch from the pricing of crude oil in dollars unless all oil producers agreed.

Cheap Oil Is Over
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/031108S.shtml

The crude fact
http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/jeremy_leggett/2008/03/the_crude_fact.html
Peak oil is no academic debate: the $100 barrel is a harbinger of the energy shortage to come. (...) The CEO of Hess was the next oil boss to blow a whistle, telling an oil industry conference in Houston that oil companies, oil-producing countries, and consumers need to act now. "Given the long lead times of at least 5-10 years from discovery to production," he said, "an oil crisis is coming and sooner than most people think. Unfortunately, we are behaving in ways that suggest we do not know there is a serious problem." Sixty per cent of the world's oil production is from countries that have already peaked. As for the tar sands, said John Hess, "their contributions to supply are not material enough to bridge the gap in oil requirements over the next 10 years." CLIP

Life after the oil crash (March 7, 2008)
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080307.wloil07/BNStory/lifeMain/home
The apocalypse is coming – it's time to recycle your manure and get a socially responsible vasectomy. That's how you live oil-free -- The grab-your-gun-and-head-for-the-hills scenario goes something like this: In the next year or so, world oil production will peak and then promptly plummet, forced down by sinking reserves. While supply crashes, demand will grow. Virtually overnight, fuel will become so dear that farm tractors will go idle, people will go hungry and homes will go cold. Financial markets will collapse and social chaos will follow. Are you ready? The doomsday image may sound like the half-baked plot of a Schwarzenegger flick, but thousands of North Americans are taking it seriously enough to stock up on non-perishable food, recycle their own manure, build home gardens, bone up on canning techniques, even undergo “socially responsible vasectomies” to limit their energy reliance.With the price of a barrel of oil spiking upwards of $100, the more alarmist of peak-oil buffs are buzzing that the world's oil-dependent economy could tank in the very near future. CLIP

Massive Oil Deposit Could Increase US reserves by 10x
http://www.nextenergynews.com/news1/next-energy-news2.13s.html
America is sitting on top of a super massive 200 billion barrel Oil Field that could potentially make America Energy Independent and until now has largely gone unnoticed. Thanks to new technology the Bakken Formation in North Dakota could boost America's Oil reserves by an incredible 10 times, giving western economies the trump card against OPEC's short squeeze on oil supply and making Iranian and Venezuelan threats of disrupted supply irrelevant. In the next 30 days the USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) will release a new report giving an accurate resource assessment of the Bakken Oil Formation that covers North Dakota and portions of South Dakota and Montana. With new horizontal drilling technology it is believed that from 175 to 500 billion barrels of recoverable oil are held in this 200,000 square mile reserve that was initially discovered in 1951. The USGS did an initial study back in 1999 that estimated 400 billion recoverable barrels were present but with prices bottoming out at $10 a barrel back then the report was dismissed because of the higher cost of horizontal drilling techniques that would be needed, estimated at $20-$40 a barrel. It was not until 2007, when EOG Resources of Texas started a frenzy when they drilled a single well in Parshal N.D. that is expected to yield 700,000 barrels of oil that real excitement and money started to flow in North Dakota. Marathon Oil is investing $1.5 billion and drilling 300 new wells in what is expected to be one of the greatest booms in Oil discovery since Oil was discovered in Saudi Arabia in 1938. The US imported about 14 million barrels of Oil per day in 2007 , which means US consumers sent about $340 Billion Dollars over seas building palaces in Dubai and propping up unfriendly regimes around the World, if 200 billion barrels of oil at $90 a barrel are recovered in the high plains the added wealth to the US economy would be $18 Trillion Dollars which would go a long way in stabilizing the US trade deficit and could cut the cost of oil in half in the long run. MANY MORE VARIOUS ENERGY NEWS THROUGH http://www.nextenergynews.com/

Whistle-Blower: Feds Have a Backdoor Into Wireless Carrier -- Congress Reacts (March 06, 2008)
http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/03/whistleblower-f.html
A U.S. government office in Quantico, Virginia, has direct, high-speed access to a major wireless carrier's systems, exposing customers' voice calls, data packets and physical movements to uncontrolled surveillance, according to a computer security consultant who says he worked for the carrier in late 2003."What I thought was alarming is how this carrier ended up essentially allowing a third party outside their organization to have unfettered access to their environment," Babak Pasdar, now CEO of New York-based Bat Blue told THREAT LEVEL. "I wanted to put some access controls around it; they vehemently denied it. And when I wanted to put some logging around it, they denied that."Pasdar won't name the wireless carrier in question, but his claims are nearly identical to unsourced allegations made in a federal lawsuit filed in 2006 against four phone companies and the U.S. government for alleged privacy violations. That suit names Verizon Wireless as the culprit.

Crisis Over Colombian Raid Ends in Handshakes
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/030808E.shtml
Simon Romero and James C. McKinley Jr. of The New York Times report: "The leaders of four Latin American nations embroiled in a diplomatic crisis over a Colombian military raid in Ecuador ended the dispute on Friday with handshakes and warm embraces at a summit meeting that had earlier been marked by insults and accusations of treachery."

Tackling climate change: Jack Layton's speech on the NDP opposition day (7 Mar 2008)
http://www.ndp.ca/page/6251
(...) I am talking about the issue of climate change, the government’s flawed plan, and the work that this Parliament did to get this country back on track. Mr. Speaker, 17 months ago, the Conservatives put forward their Clean Air Act, Bill C-30. It was clear that this inadequate bill was dead on arrival because it would only allow climate change to worsen. We didn’t want to accept continued inaction on the environment. That’s why I asked and secured that this bill be sent to a special legislative committee, to challenge all members to roll up their sleeves, put partisanship aside, and get Parliament to do its work to create legislation that everyday Canadians can be proud of. With concern about climate change at an all-time high, this is exactly the kind of action Canadians wanted. And the special committee didn’t disappoint. It worked long hours and was applauded as “a rare example of the cooperation a minority Parliament is supposed to foster”. The Committee finished its work almost a full year ago. Environmentalists quickly hailed the amended Clean Air and Climate Change Act as a “breakthrough bill”. It included important changes that the NDP had pushed for from the start, such as: Real short-,medium- and long-term targets for greenhouse gas reductions; a hard cap on big industrial polluters so that they would reduce their share of emissions; a carbon charging regime that puts a price on greenhouse gas emissions; leading air quality standards for each air pollutant; leading fuel consumption standards for carsé Finally, we had a comprehensive environmental plan that would get the job done. They said it couldn’t be done. But, Conservatives showed us what bad climate change legislation looks like. And, this Parliament showed Canadians what good climate change legislation looks like. We repeatedly called on the government to bring the new Clean Air Act forward. The heads of 10 of Canada’s leading environmental groups wrote to the prime minister calling on him to bring the bill for a vote. They said the bill represents “a huge step forward for environmental protection in Canada and an important leadership opportunity”.But, Mr. Speaker, the government refused to listen. There was no stopping their stalling on the environment. CLIP

Record Warm Winter for Northern Europe (March 04, 2008)
http://www.cfnews13.com/News/International/2008/3/4/record_warm_winter_for_northern_europe.html
Icebreakers sit idle in ports. Insects crawl out of forest hideouts. Daffodils sprout up from green lawns. Winter ended before it started in Europe's north, where record-high temperatures have people wondering whether it's a fluke or an ominous sign of a warming world."It's the warmest winter ever" recorded, said John Ekwall of the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute.In December, January and February, the average temperature in Stockholm was 36 degrees _ the highest on record since record-keeping began in 1756.Record winter highs were set at 12 other locations across the country, according to the national weather service, SMHI.Across the Baltic Sea, Latvia and most of Finland reported the warmest winter since 1925.Latvia saw an average temperature of about 33 degrees, nine degrees above normal, according to the national meteorological agency.Southern Finland had only 20 days of snow, compared to 70 days normally, while neighboring Estonia had to cancel a popular cross-country ski marathon in the southern city of Tartu in early February. CLIP

Is thorium the answer to our energy crisis? (13 December 2006)
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/is-thorium-the-answer-to-our-energy-crisis-428279.html
It could power the planet for thousands of years, the reactors would never blow up and the waste is relatively clean. So is thorium the nuclear fuel of the future? -- It's a word that's been generating a steady, background hum in the scientific community for decades now. And the glow of hope emanating from the word "thorium" is now burning brighter than ever. Is this element really the nuclear fuel of the future? Is it really - as some are claiming - cleaner, greener and safer than its scarcer cousin uranium? One thing's for sure: there are massive reserves of thorium throughout the world, and if the power that represents could be harnessed, it could keep us in energy-saving light bulbs for thousands of years to come. So why aren't governments investing in the technology needed to make that potential a reality?Over the past year, Professor Egil Lillestol of the Institute of Physics and Technology at the University of Bergen, has been attempting to convince the world that nuclear reactors fuelled by thorium could be the answer to the world's energy problems. If we accept that we need alternatives to the CO2-belching fossil fuels, then, Lillestol says: "We all have to do whatever we can to reduce the consumption of energy and to develop solar and wind energy. These are, currently, the only two sources that can give us substantial amounts of renewable energy, but unfortunately far from enough."Lillestol believes that nuclear power is the only solution. But nuclear power has a bad reputation. The public remembers the disasters all too well, from the Sellafield fire of 1957 to Chernobyl's meltdown in 1986. We are frightened, too, by the prospect of waste from spent fuel rods that remain lethally radioactive for many thousands of years. If that's not nasty enough, some nuclear waste can also be reprocessed into weapons-grade plutonium. The processing of plutonium for re-use as fuel for reactors is difficult and consequently much of the waste is left to build in weapons-grade stockpiles that could pose a serious security threat were some to fall into the wrong hands. But according to some, including Lillestol, thorium - a silvery white metal discovered in 1828 by the Swedish chemist Jons Jakob Berzelius, who named it after Thor, the Norse god of thunder - could solve all these problems. As Lillestol points out, thorium is "three times more abundant than uranium in the earth's crust, and produces 250 times more energy per unit of weight than uranium in the present reactors". Unlike a uranium reactor, a thorium power station would produce no plutonium. Consequently, the waste produced from burning thorium in a reactor would not be such a security risk if it fell into the wrong hands, and the spent fuel rods are dramatically less radioactive than conventional nuclear waste. Dr Paul Norman of the University of Birmingham's Physics department talks in terms of "hundreds of years of radioactivity as opposed to thousands". CLIP

Britain makes camera that "sees" under clothes (March 09, 2008)
http://www.rawstory.com/news/mochila/Britain_makes_camera_that_sees_unde_03092008.html
LONDON (Reuters) - A British company has developed a camera that can detect weapons, drugs or explosives hidden under people's clothes from up to 25 meters away in what could be a breakthrough for the security industry." The T5000 camera, created by a company called ThruVision, uses what it calls "passive imaging technology" to identify objects by the natural electromagnetic rays -- known as Terahertz or T-rays -- that they emit.The high-powered camera can detect hidden objects from up to 80 feet away and is effective even when people are moving. It does not reveal physical body details and the screening is harmless, the company says.The technology, which has military and civilian applications and could be used in crowded airports, shopping malls or sporting events, will be unveiled at a scientific development exhibition sponsored by Britain's Home Office on March 12-13."Acts of terrorism have shaken the world in recent years and security precautions have been tightened globally," said Clive Beattie, the chief executive of ThruVision."The ability to see both metallic and non-metallic items on people out to 25 meters is certainly a key capability that will enhance any comprehensive security system."While the technology may enhance detection, it may also increase concerns that Britain is becoming a surveillance society, with hundreds of thousands of closed-circuit television cameras already monitoring people countrywide every day. CLIP

NGOs Wary of Doomsday Seed Vault
http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=41446
BANGALORE, Mar 4 (IPS) - Agricultural non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in India and elsewhere are criticising the newly-opened Global Seed Vault (GSV) at Svalbard in Norway as fundamentally unjust in its objectives. The Barcelona-based agriculture lobby, GRAIN, with branches in major developing nations in Africa, Asia and Latin America, says a serious deficiency of the seed vault is that it deals basically with state and private-body depositors to the bank, thereby excluding the rights of poor farmers who cannot access these seeds. GRAIN says the GSV’s ex-situ storage system takes unique plant varieties away from farming communities that originally created, selected, protected and shared the seeds. Farmers, it holds, do not know how to access the scientific and institutional framework involved in setting up the system and are excluded. "This system forgets that farmers are the world's original, and ongoing, plant breeders,’’ GRAIN’s Asia Programme Officer, Shalini Bhutani, who is based in New Delhi, told IPS. Negotiating intellectual property and other rights over the seeds, originally conserved by farmers, thus becomes the business of governments and the seed industry itself, she says. CLIP

Cells could be the death of insects
http://www.theherald.co.za/herald/news/n12_19022008.htm
TWO top South African insect specialists are in the final phase of a three-year study aimed at determining if there is a link between cellphone base stations and a perceived decline in insect populations.Dr Max Clark and Peter Hawkes were commissioned by the Oppenheimer family business, E Oppenheimer and Son, following observations documented at the group‘s Brenthurst Gardens in Johannesburg and its Emzemvelo Nature Reserve at Bronkhorstspruit. “About R1-million” had been invested in the project so far, group conservation manager Duncan MacFadyen said.Clark said the project had been initiated by Strilli Oppenheimer, wife of De Beers mining giant chairman Nicky Oppenheimer.“She is very observant and has taken a great interest in the ecological balance of their properties. She was worried that she was seeing far fewer insects than she had 20 years ago, in particular the moths that used to gather at night around lights in the grounds. She wanted to know what was causing this.”One of the possible reasons suggested by Oppenheimer was that electro-magnetic field (EMF) rays from the proliferation in urban areas of new cellphone base stations especially – but also by TV towers and Eskom pylons – might be interfering with insects‘ ability to communicate and reproduce. CLIP

Another Nation Nuked By The Dynamic Duo! (10 March 2008)
http://www.opednews.com/maxwrite/diarypage.php?did=6510
The Dynamic Duo - US and UK - are such busy bees - royally radioactively contaminating one nation's lowly subjects after another! If there's any consolation personally, it's that my Scottish grandparents and aunts are no longer around to see this filth. "Safety checks" they call this five day orgy of ceramic Uranium oxide poison-gassing of the land, people, birds, fish, and beasts of breathtakingly lovely Scotland. Uh, not for anything, but don't the 50 years of US "safety checking" US citizens with Uranium aerosols count as sufficient DU tank-firing "practice"? (...) Depleted uranium tests under way -- The Ministry of Defence has announced a fresh round of depleted uranium weapons testing in south west Scotland. CLIP

Britain braced for new storm front as forecasters warn 'the worst is yet to come' (Amazing pics)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=528769&in_page_id=1770&ct=5

EMF-Omega-News 8. March 2008
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/4768866/

Omega-News Collection 8. March 2008
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/4768870/




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From: thelistener@bellsouth.net
Subject: Re: Veracity Series #20: Disquieting Trends and Encouraging Signs of Hope
Date: 5 Mar 2008

Good Morning Jean,

I have just finished watching 3 of Dr. Deagle's videos you furnished. I have very mixed emotions about his presentations. As is often the case, he presents his knowledge in a way that brings fear and trepidation into the hearts of his viewers. He totally disregards the very heart of all spirituality which is calling on the capability of the Light of our Source to resolve what "appears" to humanity to be catastrophic annihilation. He does tell us to see ourselves for who we are but he doesn't acknowledge that we are not alone in our struggles to awaken; that we do have loving ancestors from off-planet who are awaiting our awakening so they can join us in restoring peace, and the Eden we were meant to have. Instead he dwells only on those lower entities who were dealing with our governments, who have since been cast from any power by our benevolent ancestors. It is now our duty to see that our own malicious, evil humans in charge of these atrocities are summarily dealt with.

Dr. Deagle never once mentions the one word that gives us the means to do all of this - LOVE! Love for all, even for those who would do our physical bodies harm.

I felt his health information was of value, although the majority of people would be unable to access what he discussed because there was so much given without enough back-up data. Perhaps if his web site were given that might fill in some of those gaps.

Thank you for continuing to furnish us with opportunities to rise above our conditions by forcing us think outside the box; by challenging us to become more than we think we can be.

Sincerely,

thelistener




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Date: 11 Mar 2008
From: Trevor Osborne (Trevor@world-harmony.com)
Subject: Oprah & Eckhart Tolle - Online today

Last night Annette and I watched a brilliant video recording of a live webcast of Oprah and Eckhart Tolle. It is a first of its kind in the world. It featured interaction with the audience using Skype Video - what a great idea! This was the first of a series of ten - the second is being webcast this in a a couple of hours time. We recommend you watch and perhaps participate.

You can download this first session HERE (it is about 1GB). You will need a suitable player to play the iPod m4v format. If you don't have one I recommend using Media Player Classic because it will play almost any format including this one. You can download it from the World Harmony FTP site by clicking HERE.

To view and/or take part in the next session at 8pm US Central time click HERE (must sign up first). To check what time that is in your area click HERE.

If you are unable to watch live the session will be available soon HERE.

Hope all is well with you.

Love and blessings,

Trevor and Annette

P.S. Monday night's webcast was one of the largest single online events in the history of the Internet. More than 500,000 people simultaneously logged on to watch Oprah Winfrey and Eckhart Tolle live, resulting in 242 Gbps of information moving through the Internet.




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Date: 12 Mar 2008
From: Svargo Freitag (newsletter@didjshop.com)
Subject: Synchronised Worldwide Didgeridoo Sound Meditation - 20 March 2008

Dear Earth Rainbow Network,

Please join the next Worldwide Didgeridoo Meditation on the 20 March 2008 at your local sunset time. With your support this will hopefully be the biggest Didgeridoo Circle ever.

There are already over one hundred participants who have registered and we have created a map of the world showing where each participant will be for this occasion. You can zoom into the map and contact any participant. Hopefully this new functionality will facilitate friends of the didj to meet and share their passion, so please add yourself to the map and participate in this exiting event.

A big thank you to all of you who participated in the last Worldwide Didgeridoo meditation on 22 December 2007. Several hundred people participated in well over 42 countries! You can check out the worldmap of that event showing all the places where people did participate. It looks really cool to see all those coloured dots around the globe!
THANKS again for everyone who helped to make that wave so strong!

Please help to make the next global Didj Wave even bigger and stronger by participating at your local sunset time on 20 March.
Simply play your didj for 45 minutes when the sun is setting and sit in silence for 15 minutes afterwards. If you cannot play didj, simply listen to some didj music.
Please meditate on the growing global awareness for our environment and the importance of humanity to take care of the land, as Aboriginal people have done for tens of thousands of years.

Please add yourself to the world map so people can see where you are participating. Thank you

For more information, please see Worldwide Solstice and Equinox Didgeridoo Meditations.
Please feel free to forward this email to anyone who might be interested to become part of this growing worldwide didgeridoo event.

Regards

Svargo Freitag
mailto:management@didjshop.com">management@didjshop.com




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Note from Jean: My good friend Alex Kochkin, who for years has systematically researched and analyzed the various demographic configurations of how people in America respond - or not - to the inner push for spiritual change and awakening, is sharing with us his current observations on how things are evolving. He has compiled the results of his analysis in an extensive book entitled "A New America: An Awakened Future non Our Horizon" which may be reviewed in part online through http://pfcn.net/newamerica.html - Here is an excerpt (taken from http://pfcn.net/ANA/ch6-free-will-1.htm) to give you an idea of what he is up to:

Free-Will, Choice, and Power

Most of human history has demonstrated behavior based on perceived scarcity, conflict, and fear to an extent verging on addiction. What we have seen is an endless drama in which humanity has set up situations of extreme conflict – between light and dark, haves and have-nots, powerful and powerless – like a game of perpetual brinkmanship with itself and its planetary environment. Survival mechanisms have transformed into domination-accumulation-gratification mechanisms based on human foibles, but made to appear as progress, achievement, and evolutionary advancement of the species. Meanwhile, disastrous results are being reported as to our destructive impact on everything from human interactions to the decimation of cultures and environmental collapse.

Where is the turning point when people reach that place where they finally decide, "enough is enough," and then act on new imperatives for positive change? (Domestic violence works this way, with two people unable to reconcile themselves internally or with one another. This dynamic feeds international or civil wars that can last for many years, even spanning generations when projected across societies and nations.)

Have we become too psychologically accustomed to operating from an illusion of the separate, individual self? One can see this every day, particularly among discouraged young people who may question the assumptions of our society, but have no sense of how things could be substantially different in a positive way. What we now see in dress, behaviors, and other expressions is the unfocused angst tied to identity confusion, unresolved socio-cultural turmoil, and lack of security and hope for a future that seems worth investing in. Young people are only mirroring back what they are picking up from their families and society as a whole. This culturally reinforced sense of isolation keeps us from living in a more awakened way that further encourages emergence of a higher state of awareness and being for all, regardless of what generation one is a part of.

NOTE: You may also read a much longer article from Alex entitled Free Will, Choice, and Power
archived at http://www.pfcn.net/Bulletins/Choices.pdf

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From: "Alex Kochkin - PFCN" ask@pfcn.net">
Date: 8 Mar 2008
Subject: On the challenge of freeing oneself from the control matrix of the global power elite

Jean and all

New research and articles that are in preparation were stimulated by various concerns: the apparent failure of the social-spiritual-progressive “movement” to become a movement that changes the world in ways that support humanity’s higher evolution as spiritual beings; the apparent ease by which so many people are so “taken in”; and the whole question of the “control matrix” and the “controllers” and global power elite –and more.

When we subtract out the relatively small number (numbering in the millions worldwide) who are directly engaged with or closely aiding the work of the TPTB (human counterparts of the dark force controllers), there are the following broad categorizations in society:

A majority of humanity are simply and unfortunately controlled/ dumbed down/ confused/ ignorant/ etc. of life in the “control matrix” society and cannot distinguish very much for themselves. The largest commonality is to find some happiness and relief from the material and emotional stress of “modern life”. There is also a buried, yet recognizable aspiration to connect to God/higher consciousness among well over half. However, locked into the “matrix world”, there are fewer and fewer options to them, and with their limited (at present) perspectives, a growing sense of hopelessness and helplessness.

There is a large and significant portion of people who extol the individual -as separate and individuated - and the cleverness and adaptability of the human person and of course extend this to humanity. These people are very much mired into the scientific-materialism worldview, have little relationship with spirituality, and pretty much believe in the adaptability and cleverness of humanity –and in the “triumph” of individual freedom… and its extension to a collective attitude that in my view is pure hubris. They would regard themselves well-intentioned and out to do no harm –all the while of course they, like their “thought leaders” continue to support the paradigm of capital and continue to encourage potential change-agents to channel their energies in endeavors that will remain well-controlled. Our social science research identified these people across all types, but noted in our typologies one in particular that has this tendency present to a large degree.

There is another perspective that pertains to the individual person and to humanity, that seeks freedom from the dark/false light and that seeks conscious connection to higher self/ God -self/ Source/ true light/etc. This would be the perspective of spiritual awakening and represents the future evolution of humanity as spiritual beings.

What is currently underway is a gradual separation of the "spiritualists" and the "prefer to do no harm materialists", on the one hand, and on the other would be those seeking righteous social change. This occurred early in founding the USA as those most concerned with true spiritual communion with higher consciousness and new type of community with one another in such a context. Groups of people left the growing towns and settled in areas around the northeast. Many of them developed close friendships with the indigenous population as well. Why this separation? It is unavoidable under the present circumstances. Those most firmly seeking spiritual evolution cannot get drawn into the growing social conflicts and social disease, that is not until they have their spiritual “GPS” online.

The influence from the dark side is complex and is hard to recognize as it is cloaked in clever presentations that sound and look benign but are really mind control/meme control agendas in service to the dark.

I will elaborate further in an overview I am working on this weekend and then in follow ups that focus on particular points and that help trace the influences from contemporary to more ancient times. From this there would seem to be two choices: give in to the dark/false light or to give in to the true light.

Alex
http://www.pfcn.net
New Earth Summit community forums: http://newearthsummit.org




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Note from Jean: I'd like to draw your attention to the following news article which contains several indications that the US secret government is trying to psychologically prepare the US population to some unspecified and possibly imminent "terrorist" attack within the US. They've cried wolf on a number of occasions before and now most people shrug off such claims. Yet knowing how desperate the Cabal is to create an excuse to further implement their futile world domination attack plans - especially after Iran's president nose-thumbing successful visit in Iraq this week (see The 'Great Satan' Strike Out below) - the smoke signals they are sending out now looks more like a cover (Hey! We told you so!) designed to disguise their tracks and confuse everyone after the fact. This being said, we can trust that once again, their plans, whatever they may be, will be soundly defeated by the various forces arraigned to prevent any such new false-flag operation from ever happening again. Our faith into our own abilities to stand invincibly and unmoved in front of them - like the lone man in front to the column of tanks in Tiananmen Square - is the capstone ingredient in successfully co-creating the peaceful now and future we all deserve. We SHALL prevail!

From: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080307/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/terror_threat;_ylt=AhyDHRfWl.mA4ZILOgPXlBes0NUE

Commander warns of al-Qaida threat to US

By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press Writer

March 7, 2008

WASHINGTON - Al-Qaida terrorists may be plotting more urgently to attack the United States to maintain their credibility and ability to recruit followers, the U.S. military commander in charge of domestic defense said Thursday.

Air Force Gen. Gene Renuart, chief of the U.S. Northern Command, also told reporters he has not seen any direct threats tied to the U.S. presidential elections. But he said it would be rash to think that such threats are not there.

"We need only to look at Spain and see that they're certainly willing to try to do something that is significant that could affect an election process," Renuart said. "I think it would be imprudent of us to let down our guard believing that if there's no credible threat that you know of today, there won't be something tomorrow."

While he said that U.S. authorities have thwarted attacks on a number of occasions, he said terrorist cells may be working harder than ever to plot high-impact events. He did not point to any specific intelligence that authorities have received but said the "chatter" they are hearing "gives me no reason to believe they're going to slow down" in their efforts to target the U.S.

"If an organization like that is to maintain credibility and continue to grow more of its extremists, it has to show tangible results," Renuart said. "So I think there may be a certain sense of urgency among that organization to have an effect. So it would tell me that they're trying harder."

Asked about the terror threat, Homeland Security spokesman Russ Knocke said, "There continues to be no credible information telling us about an imminent threat to homeland at this time."

In July, U.S. intelligence analysts, in a threat assessment, concluded that al-Qaida had rebuilt its operating capability to a level not seen since just before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The report said the terror network had regrouped along the Afghan-Pakistan border, but it also noted that officials knew of no specific credible threat of an attack on U.S. soil.

About the same time, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff raised eyebrows when he said he had a "gut feeling" that the United States faced a heightened risk of attack.

On Thursday, however, Chertoff said the U.S. has successfully lowered the risk of a large-scale domestic terrorist attack for the near future.

"We have significantly reduced the risk of a major attack in the short term," Chertoff told a group of editors at The Washington Post in a report posted online Thursday.

Chertoff said the U.S. effort was one of the reasons there has been an increase in attacks by Islamic extremists in Europe. Improvements in U.S. traveler screening and border security have shifted the focus of al-Qaida operatives and sympathizers to Europe, he said.

Renuart said that of the more than a dozen daily events that Northern Command responds to — ranging from natural disasters to threats — two or three may have the potential to be terrorist incidents.

The chatter, which included public audio and video tapes released on the Internet by al-Qaida leaders, suggests that they are looking for a way to have a big impact again, he said. Pressed for details, he said the chatter was more common but "whether that's louder or more ominous, I'm not sure I'm ready to draw that conclusion."

He did, however, repeat his assertion — which he first made in July — that he believes there are al-Qaida cells or sympathizers within the United States.

President Bush, in a speech Thursday, also said the United States remained under threat from terrorists. Marking the fifth anniversary of the creation of the Homeland Security Department, Bush said that in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks "it was hard to imagine that we would reach this milestone without another attack on our homeland."

Yet he said, "On this anniversary, we must also remember that the danger to our country has not passed. Since the attacks of 9/11, the terrorists have tried to strike our homeland again and again. We've disrupted numerous planned attacks — including a plot to fly an airplane into the tallest building on the West Coast and another to blow up passenger jets headed for America across the Atlantic Ocean."

Bush said the lesson is clear: "The enemy remains active, deadly in its intent — and in the face of this danger, the United States must never let down its guard."

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Related videos and article:

The Rise of Neocons: How to scare the shit out of America and make them do anything http://polidics.com/cia/how-to-scare-the-shit-out-of-america-and-make-them-do-anything.html
The Rise of Neoconservatism to power in America is documented in the BBC’s series “The Power of Nightmares”. All the NeoCon myths exposed and the obvious exploitation of American values in to twisted patriotism. Great information on the Fathers and minions of Neoconservatism, Strauss, Wolfowitz and Kristol. Basing their entire theory on failing liberalism and personal independence being the cause for the people’s negative reaction to Government policies. Deducing that the only way to give America it’s “True” course was to “Invent” good and evil so the country would unite in a common cause — a fabricated War against evil.

Politics - The Power of Nightmares Part 1: “Baby it's Cold Outside“ (59 mn 12 s_ posted 9 févr. 2008
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2798679275960015727
This originally aired on the BBC in 2004


The Power of Nightmares Part 2: The Phantom Victory - by Adam Curtis (59 mn 13 s) posted 22 March 07
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4602171665328041876&hl=fr

The Power of Nightmares Part 3: The Shadows in the Cave
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2081592330319789254

Top Ranking CIA Operatives Admit Al-qaeda Is a Complete Fabrication - BBC’s killer documentary called “The Power of Nightmares“. Top CIA officials openly admit, Al-qaeda is a total and complete fabrication, never having existed at any time. The Bush administration needed a reason that complied with the Laws so they could go after “the bad guy of their choice” namely laws that had been set in place to protect us from mobs and “criminal organizations” such as the Mafia. They paid Jamal al Fadl, hundreds of thousands of dollars to back the U.S. Government’s story of Al-qaeda, a “group” or criminal organization they could “legally” go after. This video documentary is off the hook… FOX NEWS Interview with Tony Blair:Blair said, “Al Qaeda is not an organization. Al Qaeda is a way of working … but this has the hallmark of that approach.”

Exactly how, in detail CIA and Media worked together to start the War in Iraq.
http://polidics.com/cia/exactly-how-in-detail-cia-and-media-worked-together-to-start-the-war-in-iraq.html
Scott Ritter, former weapons inspector lets loose a barrage on Adnan al Haideri the so called engineer that says he built all the chemical bunkers that we never found. The Bush administration used out right lies and propaganda to fight a war that never needed to be fought.

Many more such videos through http://polidics.com/cia/

India Under New Pressure on Iran
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/030708R.shtml
J. Sri Raman for Truthout reports, "As the Iran issue threatens to turn critical, New Delhi is faced with a serious challenge over its policy of promoting a 'strategic partnership' with Washington. Efforts are on to push Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's government to play a significant support role in case the Pentagon unleashes another 'pre-emptive' war in the Middle East."




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From: Kathy Roberts (weerkhr@pacbell.net)
Subject: 9/11 Contradictions: An Open Letter to Congress and the Press - David Ray Griffin's 25 Questions
Date: 8 Mar 2008

"David Ray Griffin, writing specifically for members of Congress and the media, has presented the often incredible but true details of 25 major contradictions in the Bush administration's accounts of 9/11. This book, based on careful research but written in a fast-moving, readable style, blows apart the notion that The 9/11 Commission Report presents an accurate account of what happened on September 11. It makes crystal clear the need for a new investigation."

- Bill Christison, former senior CIA official


"According to St. Timothy, 'God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.' In 9/11 Contradictions, David Ray Griffin, demonstrating once again what a fearless spirit and powerful mind can do, shows the official account of 9/11 to be so riddled with contradictions as to be essentially worthless."

- Catherine Austin Fitts, assistant secretary of housing in the George H. W. Bush administration


"No matter how you feel about who is responsible for the 9/11 attack, at least we need a thorough, independent, unbiased investigation. In this book, Griffin provides 25 useful questions--contradictions worthy of honest answers."

- Jim Hightower, author of Swim against the Current and editor of The Hightower Lowdown


"When the smoke finally cleared from the pile of rubble on September 11, 2001, we were left with a host of burning questions. The 9/11 Commission did not provide the answers, despite their extensive mandate. 9/11 Contradictions is a work that needed to be written. With characteristic clarity and focus, David Ray Griffin masterfully lays out the most critical of these questions. Now the challenge is to finally get real answers."

- Lorie Van Auken, widow of Kenneth Van Auken, killed at WTC 1 on 9/11/01, and member of the Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Commission

9/11 Contradictions: An Open Letter to Congress and the Press

David Ray Griffin

Preface

Part 1 Questions about Bush Administration and Pentagon Leaders

1. How Long Did George Bush Remain in the Classroom?
2. When Did Dick Cheney Enter the Underground Bunker?
3. Was Cheney Observed Confirming a Stand-Down Order?
4. Did Cheney Observe the Land-All-Planes Order?
5. When Did Cheney Issue Shootdown Authorization?
6. Where was General Richard Myers?
7. Where Was Donald Rumsfeld?
8. Did Ted Olson Receive Calls from Barbara Olson? 

Part 2 Questions about the US Military

9. When Was the Military Alerted about Flight 11?
10. When Was the Military Alerted about Flight 175?
11. When Was the Military Alerted about Flight 77?
12. When Was the Military Alerted about Flight 93
13. Could the Military Have Shot Down Flight 93?
14. Had 9/11-Type Attacks Been Envisioned?

Part 3 Questions about Osama bin Laden and the Hijackers

15. Were Mohamed Atta and the Other Hijackers Devout Muslims?
16. Where Did Authorities Find Atta's Treasure Trove of Information?
17. Were Hijackers Reported on Cell Phone Calls?
18. Is There Hard Evidence of Bin Ladin's Responsibility?

Part 4 Questions about the Pentagon

19. Could Hani Hanjour Have Flown American 77 into the Pentagon?
20. What Caused the Hole in the C Ring?
21. Did a Military Plane Fly Over Washington during the Pentagon Attack?

Part 5 Questions about the World Trade Center

22. How Did Rudy Giuliani Know the Towers Were Going to Collapse?
23. Were There Explosions in the Twin Towers?
24. Were There Explosions in WTC 7?
25. Did the WTC Rubble Contain Evidence that Steel Had Melted?

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"David Ray Griffin is America's bulldog on 9/11. His demand that the amazing contradictions in the story be explained resonates with millions of people."

- Paul Craig Roberts, former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal and assistant secretary of the US Treasury during the Reagan administration

"So who cares that the 9/11 Commission chose to believe that Dick Cheney did not enter the White House bunker until "shortly before 10:00, perhaps at 9:58," twenty minutes after the strike on the Pentagon? Surely the vice president would not fib, so the Commission threw out the testimony of several eyewitnesses, including Norman Mineta, the transportation secretary. Mineta must have been making it all up when he testified that he joined Cheney in the bunker at about 9:20 and heard Cheney reaffirm an apparent stand-down order just before the Pentagon was struck. Such conflicting testimony is typical of the many serious '9/11 Contradictions‚ documented in David Ray Griffin's highly readable book. We need a truly independent investigation to put Cheney and Mineta under oath, along with the still unidentified 'young man‚ who, Mineta reported, kept coming into the bunker and, after telling Cheney 'the plane is ten miles out," asked him whether 'the orders still stand‚ about 12 minutes before 125 people in the Pentagon were killed. What were those orders?"

- Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst and presidential briefer

"Becau
se the 9/11 attacks became the excuse for myriad disastrous changes in U.S. foreign and domestic policy, unraveling the true history of those events is the paramount exigency of our times. By virtue of pointing out an astonishing number of irreconcilable contradictions in the official story of 9/11, David Ray Griffin's 9/11 Contradictions is a must read, not only for the Congress and the press, but also for any American concerned about the truth, because those contradictions suggest that we have not yet been told the truth about 9/11."

- David L. Griscom, research physicist, Fellow of the American Physical Society, retired from the Naval Research Laboratory


"This book describes in very straightforward and non-technical terms some major inconsistencies in the government's official story about the events on September 11, 2001. It points out many attempts in the 9/11 Commission's report to cover up evidence . . . . As an engineer, I am especially troubled by the cover-up of evidence relevant to the collapse of the three major World Trade Center buildings. I hope that Congress and the public will heed this call for a full and impartial investigation to determine what really did happen on that fateful day."

- Jack Keller, Emeritus Professor of Engineering at Utah State University and member of the National Academy of Engineering


"The Congress and the press may not pay attention, but this scholarly yet accessible analysis is must reading for Americans concerned about good government and effective democracy. Every reader will reach the only logical conclusion: 9/11 truth is not yet known."

- Joel S. Hirschhorn, former official at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment and author of Delusional Democracy: Fixing the Republic Without Overthrowing the Government

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9/11 Contradictions can be purchased from good bookstores everywhere, or for $13.60 from Amazon.com

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Related material:

Re-examining the 3 WTC high-rise "collapses - Architects and Engineers for Truth Slide Show (322 pictures!)
http://www.ae911truth.net/ppt_web/slideshow.php

Still Unanswered 9/11 Miracles
http://www.fourwinds10.com/siterun_data/government/fraud/911_attack/news.php?q=1204065367
Every six months I return to the 9/11 scene, not to fan the flames but, instead, to review apparent truths ~ particularly in light of the growing awareness of the ongoing deceptions and lies of the Cheney/Bush Administration. Americans are not quite ready to look into the Pandora's Box of 9/11 because the implications are truly breathtaking and staggering but as each shocking abuse of power of the Cheney/Bush regime is revealed to America ~ the public becomes more open to the possibility of a monstrous deception beneath the unanswered 9/11 miracles.




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From: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-scheer/the-great-satan-strike-_b_89980.html

The 'Great Satan' Strike Out

Posted March 5, 2008

Are the media dumb or just out to lunch? Sorry to be intemperate, but how else can one explain the meager attention paid to the truly historic visit of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Iraq? Not only is he the first Mideast head of state to visit the country since its alleged liberation, but the very warm official welcome offered by the Iraqi government to the most vociferous critic of the United States speaks volumes to the abject failure of the Bush doctrine.

On Tuesday, Condoleezza Rice reiterated the administration's position that Iran is behind the turmoil that has engulfed the Mideast from Beirut to Baghdad and, most recently, Israel, where what she claims are Iranian-supplied rockets have totally destroyed the belated Bush peace plan. There is also the matter of Iran's nuclear program, which President Bush condemned once again over the weekend. But what leverage does the United States have over Iran when, as the image of Ahmadinejad holding hands with the top leaders of Iraq demonstrated to the world, we have put the disciples of the Iranian ayatollahs in power in Baghdad? There is no face-saving exit from Iraq without the cooperation of Tehran, and the folks who call America the "Great Satan" now hold the high cards.

How interesting that Ahmadinejad, unlike a U.S. president who has to be airlifted unannounced into ultra-secure bases, was able to convoy in from the airport in broad daylight on a road that U.S. dignitaries fear to travel. His love fest with Iraq President Jalal Talabani, a Kurd who fought on Iran's side against Iraq and who speaks Farsi, even took place outside of the safety of the Green Zone, adding emphasis to Ahmadinejad's claim that while he is welcome in Iraq, the Americans are not.

Nor did the Iraqi leaders take exception to Ahmadinejad's insistence that the U.S. has only brought terror to the region and that the continued American presence is the main obstacle to peace. On the contrary, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki pronounced his talks with fellow Shiite Ahmadinejad "friendly, positive and full of trust." Video of Talabani, who asked that Ahmadinejad call him "Uncle Jalal" after holding hands and exchanging kisses with the Iranian president, was broadcast throughout the region.

Saddam Hussein went to war with Iran, but George W. Bush has given his Iranian foes a Shiite-run ally. Iran is now a major trading partner of Iraq that has offered a $1 billion loan, the border is increasingly porous as religious pilgrimages have become the norm, and many investment projects supervised by Iranians are in the works. Instead of isolating the "rogue regime" of Iran, the Bush administration has catapulted the theocrats of Tehran into the center of Mideast political power. There can be no peace, whether in Lebanon, Gaza or Iraq, without the cooperation of the ayatollahs of Iran. If that was the intention of the neoconservative cabal that led Bush into this folly, its members should be tried for treason.

That was, however, obviously not what the neocons expected from the invasion of Iraq, which they engineered in the wake of 9/11 with a much rosier scenario in mind. The saying that there is no need to attribute to mendacity what can be explained by ordinary stupidity aptly defines the neoconservative folly. Clearly the neocons were conned by the likes of Ahmed Chalabi, the rogue banker accused by the CIA of slipping U.S. secrets to Tehran, into believing that a "liberated" Iraq would advance democracy in the region, not to mention the security of Israel. That the opposite has occurred is no big problem for them as they emerge with their careers intact.

The leading neocon publicist, William Kristol, has even been rewarded for never getting it right with a premier spot on the New York Times opinion pages, so yes, in the punditry business, one does fail upward.

But for Bush, his signature issue, the battle against terrorism, is a shambles. The terrorists are very much on the rise in Afghanistan and Pakistan, which Bush neglected for an Iraq sideshow that has cost over a trillion dollars and tens of thousands of lives. But the long-run price will be far higher, with the blowback from the massive instability that he has engendered in the region.

When Bush has finally retired to that ranch, cutting sagebrush to his heart's content, his all-consuming smugness might ever so subtly be troubled by the memory of a father who knew best, and who warned against the terminal foolishness of seizing Baghdad.

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Related article:

As alliances shift, Iran wins. Again
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/JC07Ak02.html
(...) When Bush went to Iraq he saw an ultra-fortified military base, and that was it. Ahmadinejad went everywhere in broad daylight, welcomed like a brother. This is how Tehran sees itself - as the ultimate victor of the US war on Iraq. And no "surge" or spin - not to mention Israeli paranoia - can or will make it go away.




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From: http://www.infowars.net/articles/march2008/030308MSNBC.htm

MSNBC Reporter: "I hope there a secret prison for all 9/11 Conspiracy Theorists"

Media backlash against 9/11 truth betrays desperation as dam breaks

Steve Watson

March 4, 2008

The corporate media has stepped up an ongoing smear campaign against anyone who dares to question the government's leaky and falsified account of the events of September 11th 2001.

We received reports this morning that MSNBC ran a piece on Morning Joe during which a reporter called for anyone questioning the official account to be placed in secret CIA prisons.

One emailer wrote:

MSNBC Reporter on Morning Joe Today said "I hope there a secret prison for all 9/11 Conspiracy Theorists in Eastern Europe somewhere"

So when is it official that we live in the New Soviet Union, the U.S.S.A.?

The piece was a response to events in Corpus Christi yesterday where police arrested and detained a 9/11 truth protester with a sign at a Bill Clinton rally.

Video of the piece has now surfaced on youtube. Watch as the reporter sardonically states "you don't do that because that's when the secret service steps in", while his yes people, including Joe Scarborough himself, who seem to be having their own conversations in the background, start braying "Tase him, tase him bro" like automated robots:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqhN_p3ZO6o

Evidently in the new America sign waving and enjoying your first amendment right is now considered a matter for the police.

These events follow the phony media-contrived "outrage" over comments made by Oscar winning actress Marion Cotillard.

After the comments, which are reportedly a year old, were hyped by the mainstream media, it quickly became apparent that a manufactured frenzy was in full swing when some newspapers wrote false reports claiming Cotillard had retracted her comments and apologized.

It is clear that this move was designed to foster a default position media response when it comes to any future story involving 9/11 truth.

With Oscar winning Hollywood actresses, legendary musical performers and a whole host of other notable public figures joining the hundreds of professors, scholars, former congressman, former intelligence agents and ex government officials that have questioned the official story of the attacks, together with the thousands of independent researchers, there is no longer any doubt that the 9/11 truth movement has gone mainstream.

In response there has been an increased backlash, driven primarily by a mainstream media in its realization that its archaic role and very existence is under direct threat from the huge awakening and independent search for the truth that is bubbling up to the surface of mainstream culture.

In its transformation from an underground phenomenon to a predominant cultural movement, 9/11 truth, as with any movement of significance that has come before it, has inevitably evolved and broadened, forging a truth movement per se.

This is something of which the establishment media is frightened to death.

There are, of course, those who will stick with the establishment, those who refuse to accept this cultural change, those who find it less appealing and more of a tiresome struggle to think for themselves.

The kind of people who will agree with Bill O'Reilly when he threatens any "truther", his definition of which is a person who does not agree with every uninformed thing he says.

The kind of people who will agree when a Fox News analyst suggests any "dissenter" should be tased or "beaten to a pulp".

Those people who, when we write an article detailing the building of concentration camps in America, will simultaneously deny the existence of those camps while calling for us to be incarcerated and tortured within them.

We keep coming back to the following quote but there is no other that better describes the awakening and the resultant backlash we are currently witnessing:

"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win."

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Related article:

Freedoms Hanging By A Thread (3-6-8)
http://www.rense.com/general81/thread.htm
This email refers two issues: The first issue is about the devastating nature of the national ID card, also called the Real ID card. We are hanging on a thread here in California. The whole nation is hanging on a thread. Your guns are hanging on a thread. Your First Amendment free speech rights are hanging on a thread. The Constitution and the whole Bill of Rights is hanging on a thread. The lives of your children are hanging on a thread. All because of the federal power that will be gained over the people if the Real ID Card is not stopped. As it is now only 4 states have opposed the enactment of the ID card. They are Montana, South Carolina, and possibly New Hampshire. We have been told that with the exception of California, all of the other states have agreed to participate in the federal ID card. The people have not been told how bad this innocent sounding ID card is going to impact upon the lives of the decent law-abiding American people. By national acceptance of the ID card, all the people of this country are placed under the command and control of the Homeland Security Agency. A full military government is on standby under the Homeland Security Agency. The Homeland Security was built for operation of a full-militarized system. This will permanently destroy your Constitution and your Bill of Rights. The Homeland Security Agency is the "force" required to preserve internal order (see State Department Publication 7277, Page 3). The United States has agreed to transfer its entire armed forces to international control under the United Nations command on a permanent basis (see Public Law 87-297). Military command of the people is taking shape.What is happening under this innocent sounding legislation is that the people are being moved on a permanent basis under the management of Chertoff and the Homeland Security Agency. By national enactment of the Real ID Card, an alteration is made in the United States government power structure. The federal government gains a "process" by which they control the "standards" pertaining to your personal life. In California the ID card legislation has passed the State Senate and is now before the State Assembly for a full floor vote. We in California are sounding the alarm, but we need your help. The effort behind the ID Card is a repeat of the same process by which the federal government took command and control of every policeman in the nation. As you know control of the civilian law enforcement properly belongs to the state -- never to the federal government in a republic! If the federal government takes control over the civilian law enforcement, and merges it with the military, (which is exactly what they did when the Homeland Security was instituted by presidential executive orders) a militarized dictatorship is then the result! This is something which is never allowed in a republic, if it is to remain a republic. CLIP




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Forwarded by Nattanya (nattanya@telus.net)

From: http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=8165

False Flag Prospects, 2008 -- Top Three US Target Cities

by Captain Eric H. May

Global Research, February 23, 2008

The easiest way to carry out a false flag attack is by setting up a military exercise that simulates the very attack you want to carry out. As I'll detail below, this is exactly how government perpetrators in the US and UK handled the 9/11 and 7/7 "terror" attacks, which were in reality government attacks blamed on "terrorists."

Although ill health keeps me from working as hard in the area of false flag analysis as I used to, the urging of independent editors and brother intelligence officers has prompted me to write this essay. I'll keep it short for readers with limited time, but I will include invaluable links for those who want to delve deeper and understand better.

My aim, as a former military intelligence officer who spent five years with the U.S. Army 75th Division conducting military war games, is to convince the American people that the "next 9/11" -- constantly promised by officials and the media -- is likely to be carried out under the guise of future military exercises. If the American people are aware of pending exercises and the danger they represent, then the exercises cannot "go live" and effect the very terror events that they are supposed to be rehearsing against.

Military Exercises

The 9/11, 2001 attacks in the United States and the 7/7, 2005 attacks in the United Kingdom both have smoking guns proving that the mass murderers were not foreign terrorists but domestic tyrants. Each country's government was conducting military exercises that simulated the exact events that were to occur.

The US 9/11 Commission stumbled across strong evidence of treason by Dick Cheney when it interviewed Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta, who was present in Cheney's famous command bunker as Flight 77 sped toward Washington, DC. Cheney was at the center of national military exercises simulating terrorist hijackings of US aircraft -- at the very time that those hijackings were occurring in real life. On May 23, 2003, Secretary Mineta testified:

"During the time that the airplane was coming in to the Pentagon, there was a young man who would come in and say to the Vice President, "The plane is 50 miles out." "The plane is 30 miles out." And when it got down to "the plane is 10 miles out," the young man also said to the Vice President, "Do the orders still stand?" And the Vice President turned and whipped his neck around and said, "Of course the orders still stand. Have you heard anything to the contrary?"

9/11 Commission co-chairman Lee Hamilton failed to follow up on the bombshell revelation, and quickly switched the topic. Thanks to YouTube, Mineta's astounding revelation and Hamilton's amazing reaction are both viewable on a three minute clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDfdOwt2v3Y

In the case of the 7/7 London railway bombings, there is same-day evidence in a BBC interview with former Scotland Yard anti-terrorism agent, Peter Power, who was a contract employee working in government exercises:

POWER: "At half past nine this morning we were actually running an exercise for a company of over a thousand people in London based on simultaneous bombs going off precisely at the railway stations where it happened this morning, so I still have the hairs on the back of my neck standing up right now."

BBC HOST: "To get this quite straight, you were running an exercise to see how you would cope with this and it happened while you were running the exercise?"

POWER: "Precisely."

For a one minute excerpt containing the statements above, refer to
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKvkhe3rqtc

Mainstream Media

It goes without saying that serious media inquiry would quickly ferret out the facts demonstrating high treason in the cases of 9/11 and 7/7. It also goes without saying, unfortunately, that the traitors behind the two false flag attacks understood this very well, and would not have done what they did without a green light from a collaborative media.

Three World Trade Center buildings collapsed in New York City on September 11, 2001: WTC 1 and WTC 2 (the Twin Towers) in the morning, and WTC 7 (the Salomon Building) at 5:20 p.m. EST. Given that all three buildings were said to be unexpected collapses by all official sources, there is no good reason -- except for complicity -- to explain how it is that the BBC reported the collapse of WTC 7 twenty minutes before it happened: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7SwOT29gbc&feature=related

Fox news damned itself by announcing that WTC 7 had collapsed -- even as it showed a live shot of downtown New York with WTC 7 still standing. A few seconds later the building collapsed, understandably confusing the newscasters: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwUJ9MhzgK

The owner of all three buildings was Larry Silverstein, who had recently doubled the insurance value of the Twin Towers. Amazingly, "Lucky Larry," later stated in a PBS interview that he and the New York Fire Department agreed to a controlled demolition of WTC 7. Since skyscrapers are not wired for demolition -- unless someone intends to demolish them -- Silverstein's statement is an admission that 9/11 was an inside job: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WYdAJQV100

"The Noble Lie"

I believe that on the strength of the five YouTube links above an objective investigation would have more than enough evidence to warrant impeachment of Bush and Cheney on a charge of high treason, and to summon a grand jury that would indict many others on charges of high treason against Larry Silverstein and other apparent 9/11 collaborators. I believe that the American people, if presented with a single news story containing the five YouTube links above, would demand that the case of high treason be carried to its logical conclusion.

Congress, though, won't impeach the president. The mainstream media, for which I used to write, will not investigate and report the story. The military that was used as a tool to mass murder American citizens will not take action against traitors in uniform who knew exactly what they were doing on 9/11, or the many more uniformed dupes who thought they were conducting military exercises until the events of 9/11 occurred. To this day there have been no adverse actions -- which would require investigation and evaluation -- against any military person involved in what even official apologists call the greatest defense failure in American history. All of this shows that the fix is in, and that we are in a fix.

The high officials, media executives and military officers who are bound by law and ethics to serve the American people have become a textbook example of a grand conspiracy. To look at it from their point of view, they are historic actors who are beyond good and evil, who must stimulate the American people to a necessary geostrategic adventure by any means necessary. To them, the official account of the 9/11 "terror" attacks is what Plato once described as the "noble lie," a necessary falsehood told to a childlike public in order to direct it maturely. The simple fact is that 9/11 has justified an attempt to seize and control the ultimate geostrategic resource: oil. He who controls Middle East oil controls the world.

Top Three US Target Cities

Last year I published "Next 9/11, Summer 2007?" in response to the same kind of requests that have led me to publish this essay as a 2008 update. My 2007 three most likely cities for the next 9/11 were Houston, Chicago and Portland. This year the same three cities are still most endangered, in light of the fact that the US military has designated Texas, Indiana and Oregon as three of its four target states in the 2008 version of its Noble Resolve military exercises. Granted, Chicago is in Illinois, not Indiana, but Indiana is quite close, and has been used to stage forces for terror exercises conducted in Chicago in recent years.

It may come as a surprise to people not acquainted with military preparations that the same cities remain on the list even though analysts like me have publicized them widely. There are considerable difficulties in setting up the political, police, military and media players necessary to support a false flag attack. While many in the 911 truth movement believes that national military forces can simply hit any city at any time, it's not so easy -- thank God. Fortunately, this means that those of us who study false flag prospects and focus on most likely targets; regrettably, this means that target cities can't breathe easy just because they have detected, exposed and preempted a single false flag attempt.

Here is a brief target analysis of the top three cities:

Primary Target: Houston. Over the past four years military and police veterans like me have been alerting the public to government exercises aiming at the nuclear destruction of Houston petro-suburbs. Five times in those four years we were able to predict to within a day major petrochemical explosions in those petro-suburbs. The odds against this kind of accuracy are astronomical. As the center of Big Oil and the Bush Family, Houston remains the most endangered city in America. Any patriotic group, like mine, trying to alert its home city to the dangers of a false flag attack should read my recent article, "The 1/31 Nuke: Proof for Ron Paul" about the successful interdiction of a 2006 attempt against Texas City: http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/08/01/28/may.htm

Secondary Target: Chicago. While Houston is the most endangered city, the most endangered building -- the best candidate to be the next World Trade Center -- is the Sears Tower. Official sources have pronounced it just that ever since the original 9/11 attack, when they said it was on the Al Qaeda hit list. Larry Silverstein, who bought the Twin Towers two months before 9/11, led a group that purchased the Sears Tower on 3/11, 2004, the day of the Madrid bombings. Federal officials have been pointing to Chicago and its Sears Tower as Al Qaeda targets since the original 9/11 attacks, and have repeated the threat ever since. In May 2006,, the government scheduled secret 9/11-type exercises in Chicago, while Chicago Mayor Daley was docked conveniently away in Israel for his first visit there. I sent a widely read communiqué to Illinois Governor Blagojevich as part of a successful Internet attempt to shut down the pending false flag attack: http://tekgnosis.typepad.com/tekgnosis/2006/05/ghost_troop_com.html

Tertiary Target: Portland. Portland, called "Little Beirut" by Bush cronies because of its enmity to Bush 41 and Bush 43, only made my top three list last summer, when it was designated as a target for a nuclear attack by successive exercises Noble Resolve and TOPOFF. The language in an official press release stated the case plainly enough: "Noble Resolve will coordinate with officials in Oregon to model a nuclear attack on Portland." In the course of researching Portland for a series of articles I wrote about the city and its exercises. I discovered that Stanford and Harvard had prepared a detailed nuclear fallout map for it, that national military commanders and state National Guard commanders were telling different stories about what the exercises were trying to accomplish, and that Portland's The Oregonian newspaper was doing everything it could to avoid investigating the frightening anomalies. I wasn't at all surprised that the last day of the exercises found the Homeland Security director Michael Chertoff in downtown Portland, which was largely closed down by an "unexpected" bomb threat. For another professional perspective on how great the danger was -- and may be again -- I refer the reader to the analysis of my colleague, Major William B. Fox (USMC): http://www.lonestaricon.com/absolutenm/anmviewer.asp?a=2006&z=186

Postscript

"Good morning. At this moment, somewhere in the world, terrorists are planning new attacks on our country. Their goal is to bring destruction to our shores that will make September the 11th pale by comparison." -- George W. Bush, Feb. 13, 2008

I can't think of a more important question than the one of where the next 9/11 will be attempted. Common sense dictates to all of us who understand the truth about 9/11 that its perpetrators must strike again. Indeed, every directive, act and decision of our post-9/11 unitary executive, cowards Congress and Judas judiciary has increased the power of the federal government to wage the Global War and impose the Homeland State.

Why on earth would those already guilty of high treason, mass murder and war crimes fail to follow up on their earlier efforts? They understand quite well that the Global War is going badly and the Homeland State is becoming onerous, and that only a reapplication of false flag terror will force the American people to proceed with our post-9/11 national insanity.

Still, for every one person who republishes or constructively comments on this essay, there will be another who employs division, abuse and ridicule against me or anyone else who asserts the common sense point that false flaggers will continue to false flag, just as murderers will continue to murder and robbers will continue to rob. It's Newtonian in its simplicity: things continue to drift the way they are drifting until they are stopped.

We can only stop the deadly drift of America by understanding 9/11 and anticipating the next 9/11. Many of the vociferous voices impeding our understanding and anticipation are performing a vital service for treason. The federal government once used counterintelligence programs (COINTELPRO) against the Vietnam era antiwar and civil rights movement, and common sense would suggest that they are using it again in the post-9/11 era, this time against the antiwar and 911 truth movement. The most dangerous voices of all our those from false friends who have infiltrated us to confuse us until the traitors who carried out 9/11 can repeat their performance.

Captain May is a former Army military intelligence and public affairs officer, as well as a former NBC editorial writer. His political and military analyses have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, the Houston Chronicle and Military Intelligence Magazine.

For more information, or his interview schedule, refer to his homesite:
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=8278
On Monday evening, the United Nations Security Council voted 14-0 with one abstention to impose a fresh set of sanctions against Iran for failing to suspend its civilian nuclear fuel cycle programme. The resolution had the backing of not just the United States, Britain and France but also Russia and China. The latter two, who have made much of their official commitment to a diplomatic solution to the Iranian issue, justified their support for the latest resolution by advertising the absence of any reference to the “use of force” in its language. But this reading of the text is wilfully naïve: Resolution 1803 authorises the U.S. military to inspect all air and sea cargo into and out of Iran on board Iranian vessels if “there are reasonable grounds to believe that the aircraft or vessel is transporting goods prohibited under this resolution.” It doesn’t require much imagination to see how this enabling provision can serve as the trigger for a showdown between the U.S. — with its overwhelming naval presence around the Persian Gulf — and Iran. CLIP

The US-NATO Preemptive Nuclear Doctrine: Trigger a Middle East Nuclear Holocaust to Defend "The Western Way of L (February 11, 2008)
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=8048
(...) The insinuation that Al Qaeda is preparing an attack on America has been on the lips of Vice President Dick Cheney for several years now. Cheney has stated on several occasions since 2004, that Al Qaeda is preparing a "Second 9/11": . In August 2005, Vice President Dick Cheney is reported to have instructed USSTRATCOM, based at the Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, to draw up a "Contingency Plan", "to be employed in response to another 9/11-type terrorist attack on the United States". (Philip Giraldi, Attack on Iran: Pre-emptive Nuclear War, The American Conservative, 2 August 2005)Dick Cheney's "Contingency Plan" was predicated on the preemptive war doctrine. Implied in the "Contingency Plan" was the presumption that Iran would be behind the attacks. The Pentagon in a parallel initiative has actually fine-tuned its military agenda to the point of actually envisaging a Second 9/11 scenario as a means to providing the US administration with a "credible" justification to attack Iran and Syria:"Another [9/11 type terrorist] attack could create both a justification and an opportunity that is lacking today to retaliate against some known targets [Iran and Syria] CLIP

NATO and Israel: Instruments of America's Wars in the Middle East
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=7837

The two winners of the 2008 presidential election: fear and war (March 7, 2008)
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=8262
The 2008 US presidential charade has already been decided. Come November, the next White House occupant (who will be installed via political malfeasance, computer vote theft and other election “irregularities”) will be the puppet who proves to be the most effective in echoing Bush-Cheney’s “war on terrorism” lies, and expanding the Bush-Cheney “national security” agenda.The American populace will bow to the “next Bush” who will “keep them safe” from “Islamic jihadists." Facing a new and increasingly brutal regime (probably under McCain), many brain-addled Americans will be stunned that “it is happening all over again," oblivious to the fact that their own acquiescence helped make it possible. Washington’s bipartisan consensus “war on terrorism” deceptionAmply demonstrated by the rhetoric of each of the prospective US presidential candidates, the “terrorism” lie is also the key to the election. The candidates know that the ill-informed US population remains petrified, and still thoroughly manipulated by fear of “another 9/11."As exhaustively detailed by Michel Chossudovsky, author of America’s “War on Terrorism," and in "Washington's consensus al-Qaeda deception", the “war on terrorism” deception is a manipulation supported by an elite consensus, and a cover-up promoted equally by Washington’s political factions and both Republican and Democratic parties. This myth, which rests on the perpetual fabricated threat of an outside enemy, has been the key to the power wielded by Bush-Cheney. It remains at the core of every official and unofficial decision made by this criminal regime, and its complicit bipartisan Washington partners. The “terrorist” threat to the US homeland, and its many propaganda variations, are now embedded fixations in the American psyche, reinforced by endless corporate media bombast. The Washington consensus has remained united behind the lies and cover-up of 1) the atrocities of 9/11, a US-led false flag operation, 2) the fact that “Al-Qaeda” is an Anglo-American military-intelligence covert operation, and 3) the use of “anti-terrorism” as a pretext to invade and conquer Afghanistan and Iraq, and its use as the justification for future war across the Middle East and Central Asia, Africa, and other vital geostrategic regions. Which candidate will be the most effective mass murderer?Clinton, McCain and Obama are backed by hawkish national security teams headed by some of the world’s master war criminals (Kissinger, Brzezinski, Albright, etc.). These elite connections, and their ramifications, which promise the deepening of the war, remain unaddressed and ignored. CLIP




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HOPE-STIRRING, POWERFUL NEW GLOBAL PEACE INITIATIVE TO STOP ALL WARS !!

From: Kathy Roberts (weerkhr@pacbell.net)
Subject: UK - Make Wars History Update
Date: 10 Mar 2008

From: http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2008/03/393225.html

report on 'make wars history' public launch in london tonight

08.03.2008

around 70 people attended the launch of the international 'make wars history' launch at fitzroy square indian ymca hall this evening

billed as the world's first mass movement of 'civil obedience', the presentation described how a new international peace movement can grow out of upholding war law and reporting war crime, just ahead of the 5th anniversary of the invasion of iraq

about 70 people attended this event in central london. the aim - to end western wars of aggression by the year 2010, through a massive campaign of civil obedience

we were told how a recent attempt was successful in reporting tony blair and attorney general goldsmith for war crimes. the report was given a crime number, and the papers have gone to the CPS

annie mahon (an ex-MI5 whistleblower) announced that last week delegates from 13 european countries gathered in amsterdam and agreed to a european campaign, and that despite government and media manipulation the real facts about the illegality of the iraq war were beginning to emerge

next, chris coverdale took the stage. after a successful career in business management, he has spent the last nine years studying international law, and has realised that virtually no police, no members of parliament, no peers, and no judges are aware of the international war law to which the uk is a signatory. in the build up to the iraq invasion, tony blair was claiming that the war would be legal, and his college friend goldsmith cited UN resolutions 678, 687, and 1441 to back this up - it was absolute rubbish. according to international law and various treaties enshrining domestic law, all war is illegal.

chris coverdale gave an excellent summation of war law starting with the kellog-briand pact of 1928, also known as the treaty for the renunciation of war, which promised to settle international disputes by peaceful means. indeed it was this treaty that formed the basis of the nuremberg trials in which it was shown that germany, italy and japan had broken the treaty. subsequently, various officers were convicted and even hanged on the basis of the pact. tony blair and george bush have clearly breached the very same laws.

on top of that, the UN charter sets out various promises never to use aggressive armed force to attack, and the 1950 UN general assembly accepted a report from the international war committee that set out the nuremberg principles in detail. since then further laws against chemical weapons, landmines, and torture have been added.

in 1998, 105 states including the UK signed the 'rome treaty' which ensures that these war laws become part of each country's domestic laws. it also includes laws on 'conduct ancillary to war crimes', 'complicity', and 'providing the means' which we'll come back to. the UK ratified this treaty and enacted it as part of UK law from the 1st september 2001. the UK almost immediately breached it with unreported daily bombing attacks on iraqi and then on afghanistani civilians.

now there are at the very least 200,000 civilians dead in iraq (and possibly more than a million), of which more than 80,000 are children. each day 4 or 5 more children die as a result of our cluster bombs. the use of depleted uranium munitions will ensure mutations and premature deaths for millenia to come. how can this be legal? well, simply, it isn't.

the purpose of the 'make wars history' campaign is to persuade politicians to uphold the current law, make police enforce the current law, and make ordinary people obey the current law.

most protest movements flirt with illegality and challenge the law. 'make wars history' has law on its side.

there are four courses of action that may have a profound effect as follows:

first - education - getting the laws publicised and known, and the illegal behaviour challenged and prohibited - getting media coverage for this will be pivotal

second - reporting crimes to the police - eventually a war crime conviction of a western leader will have a reverberant effect around the world and bring the current trend for western aggression to a grinding stop. every member of parliament in the uk takes an oath to 'govern according to law' - the crimes they commit by not doing so are ' conduct ancillary' and 'complicity' in war crimes - very serious offences

third - armed forces - by the nuremberg principles, every british citizen must refuse to obey illegal orders - the public must help to ensure a 'legal mutiny' - it is illegal to obey an illegal order

fourth - national tax strike - domestic law (ratified in september 2001) forbids every citizen from 'providing the means for the commission of the crime'. it is clear that taxes buy the weapons and fund the soldiers that assist the genocide in iraq. it is therefore currently illegal to pay tax

chris coverdale pointed out that he has been on tax strike for nine years and has still stayed out of prison

while the british campaign focusses on the above, the european campaign will also aim at the international criminal court and the hague

CLIP - Please read the missing part at http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2008/03/393225.html

closing speeches brought us back to the core message that all wars are illegal, the legal basis for this statement exists, and that ordinary people can make a serious difference by sticking to this message and challenging the war machine financially and in the courts.

there will be far more information on the website as the campaign grows and the aim of STOPPING war in two years depends on individuals (in numbers) making a few simple actions to report the crimes and to desist from committing the crimes of 'conduct ancillary'

www.makewarshistory.org.uk
rikki
e-mail: rikkiindymedia@gmail.com
Homepage: http://www.socpa-movie.blogspot.com

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Related initiative:

Winter Soldiers to Testify Against War - Online Viewing
http://ivaw.org/wintersoldier
In 1971, a courageous group of veterans exposed the criminal nature of the Vietnam War in an event called Winter Soldier. Once again, we will demand that the voices of veterans are heard.Once again, we are fighting for the soul of our country. We will demonstrate our patriotism by speaking out with honor and integrity instead of blindly following failed policy. Winter Soldier is a difficult but essential service to our country. From March 13-16th, U.S. veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan will testify to what is really happening day in and day out, on the ground in these occupations. To provide a preview, we've created this short film. The film features three members who will be testifying at Winter Soldier and includes videos and photographs of Iraq from their deployments. This video contains graphic content. We need your support to help make Winter Soldier a success. http://ivaw.org/index.php -- Winter Soldier will be broadcast live. Here's how you can watch and listen: http://ivaw.org/wintersoldier/howtowatch




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From: http://tinyurl.com/2guydp

Embarrassingly Stupid Americans -- One in Five Believes Sun Revolves Around Earth

The title of this article, that an embarrassingly high number of Americans believe that the sun revolves around the Earth, is only one point argued by the Washington Post’s Susan Jacoby, in her attempt to prove that Americans are in serious intellectual trouble, facing a virulent mixture of anti-intellectualism, anti-rationalism and low expectations.

What else is signaling that Americans are becoming increasingly dumbed-down as a society?

- Reading -- of books, newspapers and magazines -- is on the decline. A 2007 study even found that 80 percent of American families did not buy or read a book in 2006.

- Attention spans are declining; Jacoby suggests this is due to television and videos. For instance, between 1968 and 1988, the average sound bite on the news for a presidential candidate dropped from 42.3 seconds to 9.8 seconds. By 2000, according to a Harvard study, the daily candidate bite was down to just 7.8 seconds.

- General knowledge is eroding. This is evidenced not only by the fact that one in five U.S. adults believe the sun revolves around the Earth, but also many others.
Yet, it’s not bad enough that knowledge is quickly declining in the United States. On top of that, there is an arrogance about this lack of knowledge, almost as if a good portion of the population is saying, “We know we’re ignorant, but we don’t care!”

Consider, for instance, that a 2006 survey by National Geographic-Roper found that nearly half of young Americans did not think it was necessary to know the location of other countries in which important news was being made. And another one-third felt it was “not at all important” to know a foreign language.

Why is this so concerning? Because …  

Fear and Ignorance Go Hand in Hand

The more that you are kept in the dark, either due to your own lack of inquisitiveness or the workings of an unscrupulous industry (such as the food industry that markets junk foods and soda to children as though it is something they should be consuming), the easier you are to manipulate.

And this is where a population of people who do not possess their own knowledge base will easily believe, for instance, that they must quickly get vaccinated to protect themselves against an imaginary pandemic like the bird flu, or that food from their local supermarket is somehow safer than food grown by a farmer down the road.

Obviously, most of you reading this do not fall into this category, as you are actively seeking more knowledge, just by reading this.

Well, it is my goal to help create a fundamental paradigm shift in people’s consciousness about health, and also about empowerment. Because the more you know, the more you will realize that you have the power to impart positive changes in your life, and the lives of those around you.

And, ultimately, living a positive life is really what it is all about.




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From: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080305/ts_afp/environmentclimatewarmingoecd;_ylt=AtvUKQOmU5f2f5Wlij.DQEqs0NUE

World can 'afford' to solve its environmental woes: OECD

March 5, 2008

OSLO (AFP) - The world could solve many of the major environmental problems it faces at an "affordable" price, the OECD said Wednesday, warning that the cost of doing nothing would be far higher.

In a report presented in Oslo, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development suggested a range of measures to address what it said were the greatest global environmental challenges through 2030: climate change, biodiversity loss, water scarcity and the impact on human health of pollution and toxic chemicals.

"It's not cheap. It is affordable, but also it is considerably less onerous for mankind and for the economy than the alternative of inaction," OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria told reporters.

The suggested measures would cost just over 1.0 percent of the predicted global gross domestic product in 2030, meaning world wealth would grow on average 0.03 percentage points less per year over the next 22 years, the organisation said.

If nothing is done however, global greenhouse gas emissions could rise by over 50 percent by 2050, while "one billion more people will be living in areas of severe water stress by 2030 than today, and premature deaths caused by ground-level ozone worldwide would quadruple by 2030," the OECD report said.

"It has a positive cost-benefit result. Regardless of the ethical, of the moral, of the social, of the political consequences, simply looking at it from the business and the economic point of view, it is a better idea to start right away focusing on the environment," Gurria insisted.

The OECD said its proposed investment would allow the world to slash "key air pollutants by about a third," and significantly limit greenhouse gas emissions.

The group placed a special emphasis on the need to rein in carbon dioxide emissions through special taxes and increased emission trading.

"We know the enemy. It is called carbon. We have to fight the enemy and we have to put a high price on the carbon," Gurria said.

The OECD also suggested measures like increasing waste charges and implementing "more stringent regulations and standards" in the most environmentally harmful industries, like energy, transport, agriculture and fishery.

The organisation also insisted on the importance of international coordination and cooperation.

"If we do not have everybody, and that includes every single developed country but also Brazil, China, India, South Africa, Indonesia etc, it will obviously not work," Gurria said.

By 2030, Brazil, Russia, India and China's combined annual emissions "will exceed those of the 30 OECD countries combined," the group said.

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Related articles:

U.S. Remains Cool to Warming Pact (Feb 27,)
http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20080227/wl_time/usremainscooltowarmingpact
Read quickly, the latest White House statement on climate change may have sounded like news - good news. On Monday, Daniel Price, the Deputy National Security Adviser for International Economic Affairs, told reporters in Paris that the U.S. would be willing to accept mandatory international limits on greenhouse gas emissions. Coming from an Administration that has steadfastly resisted mandatory caps, withdrawn from the Kyoto Protocol and effectively derailed any serious global effort to slow climate change, this could have been a big deal. But as is so often the case with the Bush Administration's environmental policies, the devil is in the details. Consider Price's exact words: "The U.S. is prepared to enter into binding international obligations to reduce greenhouse gases as part of a global agreement in which all major economies similarly undertake binding international obligations." The last reference is not to the major economies of Western Europe or Japan, all of which have already signed onto the Kyoto Protocol and already work with carbon caps. The U.S. official is referring to the major developing economies, specifically China and India, which the Kyoto Protocol exempts from binding limits on their rapidly growing greenhouse gas emissions.And there lies the rub: The chance of either China and India - two countries that remain poor, despite the speed at which their economies are growing - accepting limits on their greenhouse gas emissions is virtually nil. In fact, Chinese officials recently reiterated their own stock position that global warming is chiefly the responsibility of the developed nations that have been burning carbon at industrial rates over a century during which China and India barely registered on the global economic scale. So, as long as the U.S. - by far the world's top carbon emitter by historical standards - insists that it won't move until China and India do, the deadlock remains. As Yvo de Boer, the U.N.'s top climate change official, told the Associated Press: "If it's a quid pro quo, it's a nonstarter." Hard as it may be for environmentalists to accept, the Bush Administration isn't entirely in the wrong. When the United Nations Framework on Climate Change - the international treaty that formed the basis for Kyoto - was hammered out in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, no one could have predicted just how rapidly China's economy and energy use would grow. China is, in fact, about to pass the U.S. as the world's top annual carbon emitter, and the bulk of future greenhouse gas emissions (the only kind we can hope to control now) will, in fact, come from the developing world. "Europe and the U.S. could turn out the lights today, and come 2030 or 2050 we would not have addressed the problem of climate change," Price noted in Paris.Any system such as Kyoto that lumps a carbon superpower like China in the same category as industrial minnows such as Bangladesh needs to be rethought, as the Bush Administration frequently argues. But step one in that process will require the U.S. to accept its responsibility and act first, taking on binding limits on its own and putting pressure on China and India to follow. With less than a year left in office, it seems increasingly unlikely this Administration will do so - no matter how its officials couch the position.

Escalating Ice Loss Found in Antarctica (Jan 14, 2008)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/13/AR2008011302753.html
Sheets Melting in an Area Once Thought to Be Unaffected by Global Warming -- While the overall loss is a tiny fraction of the miles-deep ice that covers much of Antarctica, scientists said the new finding is important because the continent holds about 90 percent of Earth's ice, and until now, large-scale ice loss there had been limited to the peninsula that juts out toward the tip of South America. In addition, researchers found that the rate of ice loss in the affected areas has accelerated over the past 10 years -- as it has on most glaciers and ice sheets around the world. (...) Rignot said the tonnage of yearly ice loss in Antarctica is approaching that of Greenland, where ice sheets are known to be melting rapidly in some parts and where ancient glaciers have been in retreat. He said the change in Antarctica could become considerably more dramatic because the continent's western shelf, an expanse of ice and snow roughly the size of Texas, is largely below sea level and has broad and flat expanses of ice that could move quickly. Much of Greenland's ice flows through relatively narrow valleys in mountainous terrain, which slows its motion. The new finding comes days after the head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said the group's next report should look at the "frightening" possibility that ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica could melt rapidly at the same time."Both Greenland and the West Antarctic ice sheet are huge bodies of ice and snow, which are sitting on land," said Rajendra Pachauri, chief of the IPCC, the United Nations' scientific advisory group. "If, through a process of melting, they collapse and are submerged in the sea, then we really are talking about sea-level rises of several meters." (...) In all, snowfall and ice loss in East Antarctica have about equaled out over the past 10 years, leaving that part of the continent unchanged in terms of total ice. But in West Antarctica, the ice loss has increased by 59 percent over the past decade to about 132 billion metric tons a year, while the yearly loss along the peninsula has increased by 140 percent to 60 billion metric tons. Because the ice being lost is generally near the bottom of glaciers, the glacier moves faster into the water and thins further, as a result. Rignot said there has been evidence of ice loss going back as far as 40 years. CLIP




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From: http://www.wfp.org/english/?ModuleID=137&Key=2787

WFP food distributions begin for Afghans hit by high food prices

Kabul, 6 March 2008 - The World Food Programme has begun providing emergency food assistance to millions of Afghans who can no longer afford to buy wheat and wheat flour, staples of the Afghan diet. WFP distributions in rural, urban and semi-urban areas were due to start this week.

“Between now and mid-year, WFP aims to reach 2.5 million people in both urban and rural areas of Afghanistan. They urgently need food to help them overcome increases in wheat prices that have exceeded 70 percent over the past 12 months,” said Rick Corsino, WFP’s Country Director in Afghanistan.

Distributions

In and around the capital, Kabul, WFP will distribute wheat to 650,000 people, with beneficiaries including households headed by women, very large households with single-wage earners and the disabled.

The food distributions in Afghanistan come as rising commodity prices push basic foodstuffs out of the reach of poor people in many countries and also threaten to cut into planned food assistance by organizations like WFP.

With global food prices up 40 percent since last June, WFP says the cost of projects already approved for 2008 has risen by US$500 million to reach a total of US$3.4 billion.

Appeal

On 24 January, the Afghanistan Government and the United Nations appealed jointly to the international community to assist in addressing the humanitarian consequences of the rise in food prices.

WFP requested US$77 million to deliver 89,000 metric tons of food to the poorest Afghans. Thus far, about two-thirds of this has been pledged by several donors.

“We must take immediate action to reduce the impact of soaring food prices on poor people in Afghanistan,” said Corsino. “Distributions will be completed before the main mid-year wheat harvest as we do not want this additional food to discourage Afghan farmers from growing wheat for domestic markets and needs.”

The 89,000 tons of food requested in the joint appeal is on top of the 180,000 tons that WFP plans to distribute in 2008 for nearly 3.7 million people recovering from war, civil unrest and recurring natural disasters.

Floods

Spring floods are a further concern to the Government and WFP. As temperatures gradually rise towards the end of an especially harsh winter, melting snows and spring rains are expected to threaten tens of thousands of people.

Working with provincial authorities and the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, WFP plans to position 15,000 tons of food in those areas at greatest risk.

These include the most food insecure areas in the central, western and north-eastern regions.

“We are moving now in anticipation of what has become a common spring occurrence, where hundreds of communities are hit by flooding that destroys homes and agricultural land and kills livestock,” said Corsino.

In recent years, as the winter has ended there has been a marked increase in both insurgent and criminal activity, threatening WFP food movements, especially in the south and southeast of the country. WFP again appeals to all parties to respect this vital humanitarian effort that aims to reach the poorest Afghans with essential food.

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World Food Program warning on soaring food prices (March 6, 2008)
http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/03/06/business/FOOD.php
BRUSSELS: Strong increases in food prices, which have been reaching record levels, are expected to continue until at least 2010, fueling a "new hunger" across the globe and anarchy on the streets of poorer nations, a top United Nations official said Thursday. Josette Sheeran, executive director of the UN's World Food Program, said the global economy had created "a perfect storm for the world's hungry, caused by high oil and food prices and low food stocks." The WFP assessment is that the situation will continue for the next few years, Sheeran said during a visit to Brussels to meet with officials of the European Union. Her visit came on a day that oil, gold and copper soared to record highs as investors, fleeing a weak dollar, piled into commodities. Sheeran said food prices were rising because of a combination of soaring oil and energy prices, the effects of climate change, growing demand from countries like India and China and the use of crops to produce biofuels. "This is leading to a new face of hunger in the world, what we call the newly hungry," she said. "These are people who have money, but have been priced out of being able to buy food." The result could be a spike in violence, Sheeran said. "Higher food prices will increase social unrest in a number of countries which are sensitive to inflationary pressures and are import-dependent," she said. "We will see a repeat of the riots we have already reported on the streets such as we have seen in Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Senegal." More than 25,000 people die from hunger or a related illness every day across the world.Sheeran was in Brussels seeking help in bridging a $500 million dollar "food gap" that has been created by soaring commodity costs, which have increased by around 40 percent since 2007. CLIP

WFP and global food price rises - key points
http://www.wfp.org/english/?ModuleID=137&Key=2778
Rome, 26 February 2008 - A year after Mexico’s “tortilla riots” global food prices are continuing to rise. WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran has said that without additional contributions, WFP will be able to reach fewer people. KEY POINTS
1. Last year, WFP estimated it would need US$2.9 billion to cover 2008 project needs. Soaring food and fuel prices now means it needs at least half a billion dollars more than it had anticipated.
2. The new estimated figure to cover 2008 projects is US$3.4 billion. This would not cover funding for any unforeseen emergency operations.
3. WFP has approved projects to feed 73 million in 78 countries in 2008.
4. Current price rises mean that the world’s poorest people will have to spend a larger proportion of their income on food. This may mean they will buy less food, or food that is less nutritious, or they may have to rely on outside help to fulfil their nutritional needs.
5. Countries where price rises are expected to have a direct impact include Zimbabwe, Eritrea, Haiti, Djibouti, the Gambia, Tajikistan, Togo, Chad, Benin, Myanmar, Cameroon, Niger, Senegal, Yemen and Cuba.

Factors in food price rises:
1) A rise in oil and energy prices is affecting the entire value chain of food production, from fertiliser to harvesting to storage and delivering.
2) Flourishing economies in nations such as India and China have created increased demand for food.
3) Increased climate and weather-related events destroy crops, reducing food supplies.
4) Biofuels - farmers start to grow biofuels crops leading to a reduction in the production of food.

Skyrocketing food prices threaten nutritional crisis for poor Central Americans
http://www.wfp.org/english/?ModuleID=137&Key=2777
Panama, 26 February 2008 - Global food prices are rising, putting even basic commodities beyond the reach of the world's poorest people. WFP spokesperson Trevor Rowe says the most vulnerable people in Central America have been hit hard by economic forces beyond their control. (...) The lives of millions of Latin America’s poor are being brutally wrenched by global economic forces far beyond their control and which threaten a nutritional crisis of major proportions. As food prices have surged, the most vulnerable have seen dinner-table portions grow smaller, calorie intake decline and basic nutrients reduced. “At this stage it is still premature to provide figures, but we fear a deepening nutritional crisis among the poorest segments of the population, those already food and nutritionally insecure,” says WFP El Salvador Country Director Carlo Scaramella who is coordinating a regional study of the impact of recent rising prices in the Central America. “At the same time, what we are seeing is the emergence of a new group of nutritionally and food-insecure people among the poorest strata of the population." These people have seen their access to food diminish as a result of the rising prices of basic commodities like corn, wheat, rice and beans. It’s a new phenomenon that may likely affect many people across Central America,” he said. Initial estimates are that as a result of the recent skyrocketing market prices, the actual calorie intake of an average meal in rural El Salvador is today roughly 60 percent of what it was in May of 2006. “This inevitably means the risk of new and deepening under-nutrition, as well as potentially a setback in the overall anti-poverty strategy in the country,” says Scaramella. For WFP the challenge is enormous. The rise in global grain prices, which have increased by an average of 72 percent in the past six years, means that as long as the organisation’s budget remains the same, there will be less food, this at a time when the number of hungry people is increasing. (...) In response to the growing crisis, WFP is trying to determine the precise impact of rising prices on the region’s poor so that it and local governments can target assistance with maximum precision. It is also urgently asking international donors to contribute more in order to make up for the sharp decline in the organisation’s purchasing power. Among other things, WFP has also increased local purchases to reduce the impact of higher transport costs and help local farmers as well as set up an internal task force at its Rome headquarters to review the best responses. Globally, WFP also plans to launch a series of consultations with leading experts in the field of hunger and food security. WFP has called for a special meeting with key NGO partners to discuss and develop humanitarian responses. In announcing the initiative, Executive Director Josette Sheeran noted that the world is entering “a new era of hunger” at a time when the absolute number of hungry people was already was growing.

Could we really run out of food? (3/6/2008)
http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/Investing/SuperModels/CouldWeReallyRunOutOfFood.aspx
Biofuel production, poor harvests and emerging nations' growing appetites are emptying the world's pantry, sending prices soaring. It's a good time to invest in agricultural stocks. - As if a bear market, U.S. credit crunch, energy crisis and city financing emergency were not enough for one year, experts say the world is now facing down the barrel of the worst catastrophe of all: famine. The very idea that the modern world could run out of food seems ludicrous, but that is the flip side, or cause, of the tremendous recent increase in the cost of raw wheat, corn, rice, oats and soybeans. Food prices are not escalating because speculators have run them up for sport and profit, but because accelerating demand in developing nations, biofuel production and poor harvests in some areas have made basic foodstuffs truly scarce. In energy circles, folks who warn about the beginning of the end of cheap fossil fuels talk about "peak oil" as a point we have dangerously and expensively crossed. Likewise, you can now add "peak wheat" to your political and investment lexicon. And it's a lot worse. CLIP




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EU and US demand for biofuels is pushing up world food prices and increasing climate emissions. We should feed people, not cars--so join the call for global standards to clean up the biofuels industry...

Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008
From: "Ben Wikler - Avaaz.org" (avaaz@avaaz.org)
Subject: Biofuels: the fake climate change solution

Dear friends,


Each day, 820 million people in the developing world do not have enough food to eat [1]. Food prices around the world are shooting up, sparking food riots from Mexico [2] to Morocco [3]. And the World Food Program warned last week that rapidly rising costs are endangering emergency food supplies for the world's worst-off [4].

How are the wealthiest countries responding? They're burning food.

Specifically, they're using more and more biofuels--alcohol made from plant products, used in place of petrol to fuel cars. Biofuels are billed as a way to slow down climate change. But in reality, because so much land is being cleared to grow them, most biofuels today are causing more global warming emissions than they prevent [5], even as they push the price of corn, wheat, and other foods out of reach for millions of people [6].

Not all biofuels are bad--but without tough global standards, the biofuels boom will further undermine food security and worsen global warming. Click here to use our simple tool to send a message to your head of state before this weekend's global summit on climate change in Chiba, Japan, and help build a global call for biofuels regulation:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/biofuel_standards_now/9.php?cl=60209075

Sometimes the trade-off is stark: filling the tank of an SUV with ethanol requires enough corn to feed a person for a year [7]. But not all biofuels are bad; making ethanol from Brazilian sugar cane is vastly more efficient than US-grown corn, for example, and green technology for making fuel from waste is improving rapidly.

The problem is that the EU and the US have set targets for increasing the use of biofuels without sorting the good from the bad. As a result, rainforests are being cleared in Indonesia to grow palm oil for European biodiesel refineries, and global grain reserves are running dangerously low. Meanwhile, rich-country politicians can look "green" without asking their citizens to conserve energy, and agribusiness giants are cashing in. And if nothing changes, the situation will only get worse.

What's needed are strong global standards that encourage better biofuels and shut down the trade in bad ones. Such standards are under development by a number of coalitions [8], but they will only become mandatory if there's a big enough public outcry. It's time to move: this Friday through Saturday, the twenty countries with the biggest economies, responsible for more than 75% of the world's carbon emissions [9], will meet in Chiba, Japan to begin the G8's climate change discussions. Before the summit, let's raise a global cry for change on biofuels:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/biofuel_standards_now/9.php?cl=60209075

A call for change before this week's summit won't end the food crisis, or stop global warming. But it's a critical first step. By confronting false solutions and demanding real ones, we can show our leaders that we want to do the right thing, not the easy thing.

As Kate, an Avaaz member in Colorado, wrote about biofuels, "Turning food into oil when people are already starving? My car isn't more important than someone's hungry child."

It's time to put the life of our fellow people, and our planet, above the politics and profits that too often drive international decision-making. This will be a long fight. But it's one that we join eagerly--because the stakes are too high to do anything else.

With hope,

Ben, Ricken, Iain, Galit, Paul, Graziela, Pascal, Esra'a, Milena -- the Avaaz.org team

SOURCES:

[1] World Food Programme. "Hunger Facts." Accessed 10 March 2008. http://www.wfp.org/aboutwfp/facts/hunger_facts.asp

[2] The Sunday Herald (Scotland). "2008: The year of global food crisis." 9 March 2008. http://www.sundayherald.com/news/heraldnews/display.var.2104849.0.2008_the_year_of_global_food_crisis.php

[3] The Australian: "Biofuels threaten 'billions of lives'" 28 February, 2008. http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,23336840-11949,00.html

[4] AFP: "WFP chief warns EU about biofuels." 7 March 2008. http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5hpCFf3spGcDQUuILK5JFV-6NL1Dg

[5] New York Times: "Biofuels Deemed a Greenhouse Threat." 8 February 2008. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/08/science/earth/08wbiofuels.html

[6] The Times: "Rush for biofuels threatens starvation on a global scale." 7 March 2008. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article3500954.ece ... also see BBC: "In graphics: World warned on food price spiral." 10 March 2008. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/7284196.stm

[7] The Economist: "The end of cheap food." 6 December 2007. http://www.economist.com/opinion/displaystory.cfm?story_id=10252015

[8] See http://www.globalbioenergy.org, http://cgse.epfl.ch/page70341.html, and http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article3489640.ece.

[9] Government of Japan. "Percentage of global carbon dioxide emissions (FY 2003) contributed by G20 nations." http://www.env.go.jp/earth/g8/en/g20/index_popup.html




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From: http://www.fcnp.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2650&Itemid=35

The Peak Oil Crisis: Polity on trial

Written by Tom Whipple

06 March 2008 mailto:">

The coming storm will bring one of the most severe tests of the cohesiveness of governments and peoples that the world has known for a long time.

Over the last century, the industrial societies have built extremely complex and specialized civilizations. A simple example is that here in America only two percent of us now live on farms where they presumably are capable of readily producing their own food. Only 0.3 percent of Americans now claim to be farmers. The remaining 99+ percent of us are dependent on oil-based food processing, storage, and transport for our daily sustenance.

The fate of most of the world’s peoples is going to depend on how well we, as societies – here and around the world,- get our collective acts together over the coming decades and organize to survive the transition to a post-oil world.

Currently the body politic in America is paralyzed by a rough political balance between those clinging to 20th or perhaps even 19th century concerns and those who, however vaguely, understand that things must change. So far the U.S. Congress has done little to prepare for the massive changes to our economy and lifestyles that are now only a few short years away.

Some government money has been spent researching for improved sources of renewable energy, but the centerpiece of recent energy bills – ethanol and higher mpg cars - are either absurd or too little too late. The current effort to reduce a billion or two in tax breaks during a era of $100 billion oil company profits likely will founder at the hands of lobbyists or a Presidential veto. Very few among the members of Congress and those that send them there as yet have a clue as to what is about to befall us – but this too will change.

Candidates in the current race for President are circumspect on real energy issues for obvious reasons – no one ever got elected by being a bearer of bad news. In Iowa the candidates praised ethanol with nary a nod towards what it is doing to food prices. In Ohio, they have bashed NAFTA to the point where Canada’s trade minister started hinting about what could happen to the 2.5 million barrels of oil they are obliged to send us each day. No one, as yet, seems to be talking of the only possible short term solution: massive conservation.

Up on Capitol Hill, rapidly increasing gasoline prices are starting to register with a few members of Congress, but the situation is so poorly understood that the proposals are meaningless. One poor misguided fellow wants to stop the minuscule additions to the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserves. Others want to release heating oil from the reserve stockpiles. Many still believe that lifting drilling restrictions, lowering gas taxes, or giving bigger tax breaks will have some appreciable affect on the current situation.

It is still eight months before the November elections. Already the voters are telling the pollsters that the economy and particularly high gas prices are their top concern. Iraq, al Qaeda, abortion, immigrants and healthcare may still be out there as issues, but if you don’t have a job or can no longer afford the lifestyle you are accustomed to on the job that you have, there is going to be a political upheaval.

Will it happen this fall? Tough to say. Even though bad economic news is coming in deluges these days, the fundamental oil supply situation still seems to have a couple of years to go before obvious, irreversible declines set in. The unraveling of the financial system seems of more immediate concern.

What is a virtual certainty, however, is that the next U.S. President and governments at all levels and in all countries are going to face problems last seen during the 1930’s or perhaps worse. No matter how much of an anathema it may be to many, it seems clear that government intervention, regulation and controls are going to have to grow. In an era when 99 percent of us have not the slightest idea how to grow food, nor have any place to do so, it will take organization and cooperation similar to what went on during World War II to avoid a societal calamity.

Some November within the next few years, the economic/oil situation will have become so bad that a real debate over real solutions will begin. Demagoguery – “cut taxes,” “subsidize the oil companies,” “invade somebody,” will be recognized for what it is and will no longer help get people into office.

Some may fear for the country for at times of great crisis political institutions are endangered. While in America we voted for FDR and his New Deal to grapple with the great depression, in Germany they had Hitler, in Italy Mussolini, in Russia Stalin, and Japan wound up with the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere. Getting through the trauma of oil depletion is going be a real test of political institutions.

Parliamentary democracies come with mechanisms to make sharp turns as soon as pressures reach a breaking point. A vote of “no confidence” dumps the Prime Minister and a few weeks later the voters work their wills. In the American form of government, policies are hard-wired to two and four year election cycles. The next American President may come into office with a mandate for change and with a Congress that will follow his leadership. The Congress, however, may be overwhelmingly of a different party or gridlocked with narrow majorities, in which case it may take another two or four years for the situation to right itself.

We are entering the most interesting time of our lives.




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"There exists a shadowy Government with its own Air Force, its own Navy, its own fundraising mechanism, and the ability to pursue its own ideas of national interest, free from all checks and balances, and free from the law itself."

- Daniel K. Inouye - U.S. Senator -- taken from http://www.bibleufo.com/quotecong.htm

LAST MINUTE ADDITION:

UFO Meeting Did NOT Take Place? (08-Mar-2008) COVER UP OR TRUE?
http://www.unknowncountry.com/news/?id=6743
Update - The sensational story that a meeting had taken place at the United Nations among the G8 countries concerning a possible change to a policy of disclosure in 2009 now may have been, according to the president of the French national UFO research organization, "a fiction." CLIP

From: Andrew Michrowski (pacenet@canada.com)
Date: 7 Mar 2008
Subject: FWD: Secret UN UFO Meeting

You might find the observations of our Geneva Ambassador to the United Nations as well as to the Human Rights Council to be helpful in assessing the social and political significance of these covert meetings.

Andrew Michrowski

From: "Contact Foundation for Gaia" (contact@foundation-for-gaia.org)
Subject: Secret UN UFO Meeting
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008

You might be interested to know that

SRGJAM KERIM has at times presided over the UN General Assembly.

GILLES LORANT is an attaché to the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS- National Center for Scientific Research ) which is a government-funded research organization, under the administrative authority of France's Ministry of Research. He is also a member Institute of Advanced Studies for National Defense (IHEDN - the French Organization that produced the 1999 COMETA Report). Both CNRS and IHEDN are prestigious scientific organizations in France, and Lorant was invited to attend the UN meetings in a professional capacity. A report released by a French UFO organization (Federation of European Airplane of which Lorant is an executive member, contained a summary of the UN meeting where he describes what happened at the meeting. That this is being done at this time is because of the whole security issues and because of the current financial instability. Should the UFO sightings continue unabated and become even more assidu ous, then it would undermine the governments policies of cover-up. Furthermore, there are countries who want to make this public. Therefore a decision is reached for all to come out at the same time.

But don't expect too much. The meetings results suggest that an official change in government policy from ‘debunking’ to ‘openness’ concerning UFO’s would lead to official approval to narrowly define study of the UFO phenomenon. However, those claiming to have first hand experience of extraterrestrial life would be targeted as charlatans. The UN meeting thereby suggested continuation of policies aimed at exploiting divisions in the UFO community between researchers advocating a strictly scientific study of the UFO phenomenon, and those wishing to discuss testimonies/documentation concerning extraterrestrial life visiting Earth. An article exposing "Galactic COINTELPRO" is available here. However, from a further source I read that it was claimed that a document had been circulated at the meeting, and was now being relayed to key ministries of many nations for further study and comments. The document allegedly refers to an offer by extraterrestrials to help prepare humanity for the disclosure of extraterrestrial life. The meeting also apparently discussed how the UN was being encouraged to take a proactive stand on the release of secret technologies that will enable the development of free energy. The dates 2013/2017 were given as the time when extraterrestrials would unambiguously appear.

A significant descriptive term chosen by Clay’s and Shawn’s source for the extraterrestrials that would show up in 2017 was “The Controllers.” Such a term has clear psychological connotations and was chosen to have a particular effect on the target audience – both UN member states in attendance and the general public to which the information was being leaked. This is a clue that Clay’s/Shawn’s source is conveying information that has been designed to trigger a certain psychological reaction that influences how issues are framed and discussed. (more at http://ourstrangeplanet.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=202&Itemid=59)

It is likely that parliamentarians around the world will start receiving briefings to help them develop public policy concerning extraterrestrial life. Such briefings will probably extend to prominent media sources who will give more coverage to UFO sightings in popular media outlets such as Larry King Live. Increased media reports will first likely lead to disclosures of secret antigravity technologies that have been withheld for over 50 years, as a prelude to official disclosure of extraterrestrial life. The source's reference to suicides is probably related to those who will learn that much of what they have learned and believed over a lifetime was a lie. The 1961 Brookings Report referred to scientists as being most vulnerable to the disclosure of extraterrestrial life since it will make redundant many of the cherished scientific theories and models held by this community.

http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message505649/pg1

On 6 Mar, 2008, at 17:53, Andrew Michrowski wrote:

For your information. As you may know, the issue was addressed in an earlier series of UN meetings in the mid-1970s, at the request of the government of Grenada, and official records were retained.

Andrew Michrowski

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From: Ed Komarek (ed.komarek@gmail.com">)
Date: 6 Mar 2008
Subject: Time-line and Chart On Secret UN UFO Meeting

Time-line and Chart On Secret UN UFO Meeting

By Ed Komarek 3/6/08

My blog: http://exopolitics.blogspot.com/
An Individual using the screen name Suspicioso on the Open Minds Forum has been working hard to accurately pull together all the verifiable information on this secret UN UFO meeting case. This person has given permission to release this information to the UFO/ET community and the press. Along with the time-line is a map of the individuals and their interconnections that can be found at the bottom of the thread sited below. I am not responsible for this very fine piece of journalism but I have been attempting to help out along with many others on the Open Minds Forum board. Suspicioso would like this material to be spread about as widely as possible and to the press in particular.

Ed Komarek

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Check also:

Updated Timeline of Events With Links to Sources
http://lucianarchy.proboards21.com/index.cgi?board=futuretalk&action=display&thread=1203011953&page=16

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From: http://ourstrangeplanet.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=202&Itemid=59

Written by Michael Salla
Feb 21, 2008

Confirmation & Update on Secret UFO Meeting at UN';
Dr. Michael Salla

'Two independent sources reveal details of a secret United Nations meeting held on Feb 12 discussing UFOs and extraterrestrial life.' Article HERE:

[With all due respect to Michael Salla, Steven Greer, UFO Disclosure buffs Clay and Shawn Pickering and their "anonymous source in the UN", the following “intervention” UN/ET 2017 “Childhood’s End,” story smacks of other dubious claims from the past. Just to jog your memory, remember the Moore/Shandera MJ-12 documents? Bob Oechsler and the “Guardian” footage? The “Wingmakers” NM cavern w/ the weird Picasso-looking paintings and bad new-age music? Or the matter-of-fact Collins/Doty “Project Serpo” sage—we've been there and left people w/ the aliens? OSP should also remind readers of Steven Greer’s embellished “Mount Blanca Gas Attack” fiasco and his unrequited free-energy machine disclosure claims as well. As is the usual with these types of claims, the jury is way out and will probably remain permanently in absentia as this latest wrinkle of disclosure will undoubtedly join the ranks of many other dubious claims and wishful thinking– OSP]

I recently circulated an article describing a secret meeting that allegedly occurred at the New York office of the United Nations discussing UFOs/extraterrestrial life. The confidential source for the meeting is presently working as a member of the diplomatic community who relayed this information to two New York based researchers, Shawn and Clay Pickering. I am pleased to announce that I have received independent confirmation that the alleged meeting did occur on the morning of February 12, 2008 as Clay’s and Shawn’s source claimed. I was also given information by an independent source, who I believe is very reliable, on what transpired at the meeting. It was claimed that a document had been circulated at the meeting, and was now being relayed to key ministries of many nations for further study and comments. I have yet to witness the document which allegedly refers to an offer by extraterrestrials to help prepare humanity for the disclosure of extraterrestrial life. The meeting also apparently discussed how the UN was being encouraged to take a proactive stand on the release of secret technologies that will enable the development of free energy.
 
The date 2013 was given as the time when extraterrestrials would unambiguously appear. This was consistent with the date given in my earlier article. I will share more information on the alleged document circulated at the UN meeting and the independent source confirming the meeting in my next communication on this unfolding UN initiative on UFOs/extraterrestrial life.
 
What follows next is a report of a further meeting between Clay and Shawn Pickering and their confidential source regarding the UN meeting on UFOs held on the morning of February 12, 2008. They pointed out that the “unambiguous showing up” of extraterrestrial life – sitting over major cities - would occur in 2017, rather than 2013 as described in the earlier article. The role of religion and population growth was also allegedly discussed, and appeared to raise many issues at the meeting, especially for India.

A significant descriptive term chosen by Clay’s and Shawn’s source for the extraterrestrials that would show up in 2017 was “The Controllers.” Such a term has clear psychological connotations and was chosen to have a particular effect on the target audience – both UN member states in attendance and the general public to which the information was being leaked. This is a clue that Clay’s/Shawn’s source is conveying information that has been designed to trigger a certain psychological reaction that influences how issues are framed and discussed.
 
Another aspect of the following report is that it was claimed that India would have a difficult time processing disclosure of extraterrestrial life, possibly leading to the elimination of Hinduism. This appears inconsistent with India’s long tradition of advanced technologies and extraterrestrial life in its Vedic texts, and multiplicity of gods. If, as the confidential source claims, that Roman Catholics will have an easier time with disclosure due to the belief of “three Gods in one”, so too might a religion like Hinduism which has a multiplicity of gods and is very eclectic.

I believe that the mention of India as a country that might experience disclosure problems is likely a fabrication intended to confuse disclosure related issues. When combined with the use of the descriptive term for extraterrestrials, “The Controllers” designed to trigger a particular psychological reaction and lead discussions in a certain direction, the possibility that the information is being relayed through an intelligence agency with considerable expertise in manipulating human psychology cannot be discounted. In the earlier message (February 13), Clay’s and Shawn’s confidential source referred to an Admiral who was the ultimate authority for disclosure of the UN meeting to UFO/exopolitical community. Is this evidence that the Office of Naval Investigations is involved in the UFO disclosure initiative at the UN, or at least filtering information to be released to the UN/general public?
 
Most interesting for me was contrasting the agenda of the meeting revealed by Clay’s and Shawn’s confidential source, and what I had been told by my independent source. My independent source focused on issues concerning the release of restricted technologies for new energy sources and a document for feedback, while Clay’s and Shawn’s confidential source focused on population growth and religion. Curiously, Clay’s and Shawn’s source did not mention any document being circulated to UN member states for feedback.
 
In conclusion, I am now satisfied that a meeting took place at the UN headquarters in New York of February 12 to discuss the issue of UFOs and extraterrestrial. What transpired at the meeting itself appears to differ according to the confidential source Clay and Shawn have cited, and the independent source used to confirm the meeting. The emergence of the alleged document circulated at the meeting and relayed to key ministries of other nations will help considerably in clarifying what was discussed. The possible role of the Office of Naval Intelligence in filtering information that is being related through Clay’s and Shawn’s confidential source is something that cannot be discounted when considering what was specifically discussed at the UN meeting. I look forward to reviewing any documents circulated at the meeting to get a better idea of the agenda issues discussed involving the role the UN would play in public disclosure of extraterrestrial life.

[Report Follows]

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From: Shawn and Clay
Sent: February 20, 2008
Subject: Follow up of source's UFO meeting at the UN

Dear Michael,
 
This email is a follow up of the UN meeting which took place Tuesday 12, 2008 at 8;00AM. We met our source 7:00PM, Monday, February 18, 2008. Our source stated the following:

1) The meeting went well; however, our source left with a degree of frustration.

2) The meeting covered various topics. The issue of recent UFO sightings was one of many topics discussed.

3) Security around the meeting was intense.

4) Everyone was searched. Pens, pins, key chain items were collected and not allowed in the meeting room. There were multiple security checkpoints. UN security cards were confiscated upon entering the room.

5) 50 to 60 people attended. Everyone was in civilian dress, except one Russian.

6) Other countries may have had military there, but they came under their respective civilian titles.

7) UFO topic was addressed. The Russians are very paranoid about the west. Putin is not very trusting. This frustrated our source greatly. Our source believes the Russians will eventually come around; "They always come back to the table." This mistrust appears to be an ongoing issue between East & West.

8) The religious implications of contact came up during the meeting. It turned into a 20 minute debate. Our source had to reel it in and refocus the meeting. It seems that the Indians are very difficult to deal with on this issue of the religious implications regarding contact. Population is a major factor in how nation-states deal with a new paradigm. The Indian's world view has led to an unsustainable food, energy and water demand. Source stated that the world must gets its population and resource use under control. ET will help, but we must show them that we intend to live within our constraints. If we don't show some semblance of intent, they simply will not help.

9) Source said the 2013 date of official contact is wrong. That is the date when things heat up. The real date of contact is 2017. It is on this date when very large craft will appear above cities and sit. There will be NO use of force; they will just sit there. Source stated the "Independence Day" film was close, but their ships are not that big and, again, no use of force will occur. Our source cannot reveal his source for the 2017 date. His source is very high up in the government/military/intelligence structure.

10) Source stated that it is our choice how we embrace this contact.

11) The ET's who will arrive on 2017 are referred to as "The Controllers." They are a "galactic federation" type group; however, "galactic federation" is not the real name for their group--it is hypothetical name used as a reference.

12) The controllers have a keen sense of freedom and free will. They will not intervene and help humanity if humanity does not show them we want their help. If some entropic event happens (nuclear war), the controllers will not make contact. "This is something they will not tolerate," our source stated.

13) The controllers will not give us technology to expand our ability to feed ourselves if we do not recognize the necessity to stabilize our population growth. They don't want our planet's population to double because of a technological innovation seeded by them. Our source used India as an example, " India has over 1 billion people. It is clearly a country out of balance in terms of its population size."

14) A contentious moment in the meeting had to do with the religious implications of contact. It is this issue which is of most concern. Our source stated that the more secular societies will adjust more easily to contact than the fundamentalist. He stated," The Roman Catholic countries will not have a rough time, except for the population problem; the Roman Catholics already have three Gods in one, so accepting others is not that much of a stretch. The dividing point is going to be the containment of population. The Protestant countries will deal fairly easily with contact. So will countries with indigenous religions connected to nature. The Muslim, Hindu, and fundamentalist Christian religions will have the most difficult time, possibly even the elimination of said religions; we can expect mass suicides, social unrest and upheaval. The ETs will help with re-programming and the concept of an inclusive galactic order. However, society will have to step up to the plate to assist - one on one - those people who have shattered belief systems The Chinese will have no problem because of the Buddhist and Taoist influences."

Clay and Shawn Pickering

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Related comment:

Secret UN meetings discussing UFOs Chaired by President of the General Assembly
http://www.exopolitics.org/Exo-Comment-68.htm
The names of thee senior officials who attended a series of secret United Nations meetings discussing recent UFO sightings have just been announced. Gilles Lorant. a French Aviation expert disclosed these names in a pre-interview discussion with a French radio journalist, Didier de Plaige (translation below) . Lorant revealed that the meetings he attended on February 13 and 14, were chaired by Srgjan Kerim, the President of the UN General Assembly. From photos shown to him, Lorant also identified the Vatican's Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer to the UN, Archbishop Celestino Migliore; and Sir John Sawers, Britain's Permanent Representative to the United Nations. According to Loran, security at the meetings was not very tight and participants had to merely sign an "appreciation form" at their conclusion. Apparently, other more high security meetings were underway that were conducted behind chained doors with guards in front. Lorant said no documents were distributed at the meeting, but a report on UFO's prepared by a branch of the U.S. National Guard (and U.S. Air Force according to an earlier statement) was projected onto a screen. Lorant revealed that the Report had been ordered by three U.S. Senators who commented on it. He did not clarify if the Senators actually attended the meeting or whether their comments were merely projected onto the screen.In an earlier statement, Lorant (pictured on left) revealed that one and a half hours of the meetings was devoted to discussion of recent UFO sightings, and that agreement was reached to develop an official policy of 'openness' to UFO reports in 2009 provided two conditions were met. Peace and stability in democratic nations was the first. The second condition was that UFO sightings would continue at present levels. The secret meetings attended by Lorant involved 40 representatives of 28 member states. Lorant further claimed that depending on the official status of the meetings, a Report may be officially released by the end of March to member nations that could not attend.Lorant's revelations concerning the UN's secret meetings that included a discussion of UFO's indicates an official effort to coordinate international policies in response to an unprecedented number of UFO sightings in 2007/2008. For example, a parliamentary question raised about UFO sightings in Japan, led to Shigeru Ishiba, Japan's Defense Minister, publicly stating, on December 20, official Japanese defense policy in the event that extraterrestrial vehicles appeared over Japanese airspace. He claimed that if no hostile intent was displayed, the Japanese Defense Force would not militarily engage with extraterrestrial visitors. Ishiba's statement is one of the few public policy statements released on possible responses to extraterrestrial visitors by a major nation. CLIP




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Forwarded by Kelley Elkins (elkins_delgado@yahoo.com)

GROWING CATASTROPHIC CONSEQUENCES OF THE TOXIC LEGACY OF PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS THAT COULD JEOPARDIZE GENERATIONS TO COME AND FURTHER THREATEN COUNTLESS LIFE-FORMS. NOWADAYS ALL FOODSTUFF AND BEVERAGES ARE LIKELY TO CONTAIN MINUTE TRACES OF THIS LETHAL COCKTAIL...

From: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080309/ap_on_re_us/pharmawater_i

AP probe finds drugs in drinking water

By JEFF DONN, MARTHA MENDOZA and JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press Writers

March 9, 2008

A vast array of pharmaceuticals — including antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones — have been found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans, an Associated Press investigation shows.

To be sure, the concentrations of these pharmaceuticals are tiny, measured in quantities of parts per billion or trillion, far below the levels of a medical dose. Also, utilities insist their water is safe.

But the presence of so many prescription drugs — and over-the-counter medicines like acetaminophen and ibuprofen — in so much of our drinking water is heightening worries among scientists of long-term consequences to human health.

In the course of a five-month inquiry, the AP discovered that drugs have been detected in the drinking water supplies of 24 major metropolitan areas — from Southern California to Northern New Jersey, from Detroit to Louisville, Ky.

Water providers rarely disclose results of pharmaceutical screenings, unless pressed, the AP found. For example, the head of a group representing major California suppliers said the public "doesn't know how to interpret the information" and might be unduly alarmed.

How do the drugs get into the water?

People take pills. Their bodies absorb some of the medication, but the rest of it passes through and is flushed down the toilet. The wastewater is treated before it is discharged into reservoirs, rivers or lakes. Then, some of the water is cleansed again at drinking water treatment plants and piped to consumers. But most treatments do not remove all drug residue.

And while researchers do not yet understand the exact risks from decades of persistent exposure to random combinations of low levels of pharmaceuticals, recent studies — which have gone virtually unnoticed by the general public — have found alarming effects on human cells and wildlife.

"We recognize it is a growing concern and we're taking it very seriously," said Benjamin H. Grumbles, assistant administrator for water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Members of the AP National Investigative Team reviewed hundreds of scientific reports, analyzed federal drinking water databases, visited environmental study sites and treatment plants and interviewed more than 230 officials, academics and scientists. They also surveyed the nation's 50 largest cities and a dozen other major water providers, as well as smaller community water providers in all 50 states.

Here are some of the key test results obtained by the AP:

- Officials in Philadelphia said testing there discovered 56 pharmaceuticals or byproducts in treated drinking water, including medicines for pain, infection, high cholesterol, asthma, epilepsy, mental illness and heart problems. Sixty-three pharmaceuticals or byproducts were found in the city's watersheds.

- Anti-epileptic and anti-anxiety medications were detected in a portion of the treated drinking water for 18.5 million people in Southern California.

- Researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey analyzed a Passaic Valley Water Commission drinking water treatment plant, which serves 850,000 people in Northern New Jersey, and found a metabolized angina medicine and the mood-stabilizing carbamazepine in drinking water.

- A sex hormone was detected in San Francisco's drinking water.

- The drinking water for Washington, D.C., and surrounding areas tested positive for six pharmaceuticals.

- Three medications, including an antibiotic, were found in drinking water supplied to Tucson, Ariz.

The situation is undoubtedly worse than suggested by the positive test results in the major population centers documented by the AP.

The federal government doesn't require any testing and hasn't set safety limits for drugs in water. Of the 62 major water providers contacted, the drinking water for only 28 was tested. Among the 34 that haven't: Houston, Chicago, Miami, Baltimore, Phoenix, Boston and New York City's Department of Environmental Protection, which delivers water to 9 million people.

Some providers screen only for one or two pharmaceuticals, leaving open the possibility that others are present.

The AP's investigation also indicates that watersheds, the natural sources of most of the nation's water supply, also are contaminated. Tests were conducted in the watersheds of 35 of the 62 major providers surveyed by the AP, and pharmaceuticals were detected in 28.

Yet officials in six of those 28 metropolitan areas said they did not go on to test their drinking water — Fairfax, Va.; Montgomery County in Maryland; Omaha, Neb.; Oklahoma City; Santa Clara, Calif., and New York City.

The New York state health department and the USGS tested the source of the city's water, upstate. They found trace concentrations of heart medicine, infection fighters, estrogen, anti-convulsants, a mood stabilizer and a tranquilizer.

City water officials declined repeated requests for an interview. In a statement, they insisted that "New York City's drinking water continues to meet all federal and state regulations regarding drinking water quality in the watershed and the distribution system" — regulations that do not address trace pharmaceuticals.

In several cases, officials at municipal or regional water providers told the AP that pharmaceuticals had not been detected, but the AP obtained the results of tests conducted by independent researchers that showed otherwise. For example, water department officials in New Orleans said their water had not been tested for pharmaceuticals, but a Tulane University researcher and his students have published a study that found the pain reliever naproxen, the sex hormone estrone and the anti-cholesterol drug byproduct clofibric acid in treated drinking water.

Of the 28 major metropolitan areas where tests were performed on drinking water supplies, only Albuquerque; Austin, Texas; and Virginia Beach, Va.; said tests were negative. The drinking water in Dallas has been tested, but officials are awaiting results. Arlington, Texas, acknowledged that traces of a pharmaceutical were detected in its drinking water but cited post-9/11 security concerns in refusing to identify the drug.

The AP also contacted 52 small water providers — one in each state, and two each in Missouri and Texas — that serve communities with populations around 25,000. All but one said their drinking water had not been screened for pharmaceuticals; officials in Emporia, Kan., refused to answer AP's questions, also citing post-9/11 issues.

Rural consumers who draw water from their own wells aren't in the clear either, experts say.

The Stroud Water Research Center, in Avondale, Pa., has measured water samples from New York City's upstate watershed for caffeine, a common contaminant that scientists often look for as a possible signal for the presence of other pharmaceuticals. Though more caffeine was detected at suburban sites, researcher Anthony Aufdenkampe was struck by the relatively high levels even in less populated areas.

He suspects it escapes from failed septic tanks, maybe with other drugs. "Septic systems are essentially small treatment plants that are essentially unmanaged and therefore tend to fail," Aufdenkampe said.

Even users of bottled water and home filtration systems don't necessarily avoid exposure. Bottlers, some of which simply repackage tap water, do not typically treat or test for pharmaceuticals, according to the industry's main trade group. The same goes for the makers of home filtration systems.

Contamination is not confined to the United States. More than 100 different pharmaceuticals have been detected in lakes, rivers, reservoirs and streams throughout the world. Studies have detected pharmaceuticals in waters throughout Asia, Australia, Canada and Europe — even in Swiss lakes and the North Sea.

For example, in Canada, a study of 20 Ontario drinking water treatment plants by a national research institute found nine different drugs in water samples. Japanese health officials in December called for human health impact studies after detecting prescription drugs in drinking water at seven different sites.

In the United States, the problem isn't confined to surface waters. Pharmaceuticals also permeate aquifers deep underground, source of 40 percent of the nation's water supply. Federal scientists who drew water in 24 states from aquifers near contaminant sources such as landfills and animal feed lots found minuscule levels of hormones, antibiotics and other drugs.

Perhaps it's because Americans have been taking drugs — and flushing them unmetabolized or unused — in growing amounts. Over the past five years, the number of U.S. prescriptions rose 12 percent to a record 3.7 billion, while nonprescription drug purchases held steady around 3.3 billion, according to IMS Health and The Nielsen Co.

"People think that if they take a medication, their body absorbs it and it disappears, but of course that's not the case," said EPA scientist Christian Daughton, one of the first to draw attention to the issue of pharmaceuticals in water in the United States.

Some drugs, including widely used cholesterol fighters, tranquilizers and anti-epileptic medications, resist modern drinking water and wastewater treatment processes. Plus, the EPA says there are no sewage treatment systems specifically engineered to remove pharmaceuticals.

One technology, reverse osmosis, removes virtually all pharmaceutical contaminants but is very expensive for large-scale use and leaves several gallons of polluted water for every one that is made drinkable.

Another issue: There's evidence that adding chlorine, a common process in conventional drinking water treatment plants, makes some pharmaceuticals more toxic.

Human waste isn't the only source of contamination. Cattle, for example, are given ear implants that provide a slow release of trenbolone, an anabolic steroid used by some bodybuilders, which causes cattle to bulk up. But not all the trenbolone circulating in a steer is metabolized. A German study showed 10 percent of the steroid passed right through the animals.

Water sampled downstream of a Nebraska feedlot had steroid levels four times as high as the water taken upstream. Male fathead minnows living in that downstream area had low testosterone levels and small heads.

Other veterinary drugs also play a role. Pets are now treated for arthritis, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, allergies, dementia, and even obesity — sometimes with the same drugs as humans. The inflation-adjusted value of veterinary drugs rose by 8 percent, to $5.2 billion, over the past five years, according to an analysis of data from the Animal Health Institute.

Ask the pharmaceutical industry whether the contamination of water supplies is a problem, and officials will tell you no. "Based on what we now know, I would say we find there's little or no risk from pharmaceuticals in the environment to human health," said microbiologist Thomas White, a consultant for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.

But at a conference last summer, Mary Buzby — director of environmental technology for drug maker Merck & Co. Inc. — said: "There's no doubt about it, pharmaceuticals are being detected in the environment and there is genuine concern that these compounds, in the small concentrations that they're at, could be causing impacts to human health or to aquatic organisms."

Recent laboratory research has found that small amounts of medication have affected human embryonic kidney cells, human blood cells and human breast cancer cells. The cancer cells proliferated too quickly; the kidney cells grew too slowly; and the blood cells showed biological activity associated with inflammation.

Also, pharmaceuticals in waterways are damaging wildlife across the nation and around the globe, research shows. Notably, male fish are being feminized, creating egg yolk proteins, a process usually restricted to females. Pharmaceuticals also are affecting sentinel species at the foundation of the pyramid of life — such as earth worms in the wild and zooplankton in the laboratory, studies show.

Some scientists stress that the research is extremely limited, and there are too many unknowns. They say, though, that the documented health problems in wildlife are disconcerting.

"It brings a question to people's minds that if the fish were affected ... might there be a potential problem for humans?" EPA research biologist Vickie Wilson told the AP. "It could be that the fish are just exquisitely sensitive because of their physiology or something. We haven't gotten far enough along."

With limited research funds, said Shane Snyder, research and development project manager at the Southern Nevada Water Authority, a greater emphasis should be put on studying the effects of drugs in water.

"I think it's a shame that so much money is going into monitoring to figure out if these things are out there, and so little is being spent on human health," said Snyder. "They need to just accept that these things are everywhere — every chemical and pharmaceutical could be there. It's time for the EPA to step up to the plate and make a statement about the need to study effects, both human and environmental."

To the degree that the EPA is focused on the issue, it appears to be looking at detection. Grumbles acknowledged that just late last year the agency developed three new methods to "detect and quantify pharmaceuticals" in wastewater. "We realize that we have a limited amount of data on the concentrations," he said. "We're going to be able to learn a lot more."

While Grumbles said the EPA had analyzed 287 pharmaceuticals for possible inclusion on a draft list of candidates for regulation under the Safe Drinking Water Act, he said only one, nitroglycerin, was on the list. Nitroglycerin can be used as a drug for heart problems, but the key reason it's being considered is its widespread use in making explosives.

So much is unknown. Many independent scientists are skeptical that trace concentrations will ultimately prove to be harmful to humans. Confidence about human safety is based largely on studies that poison lab animals with much higher amounts.

There's growing concern in the scientific community, meanwhile, that certain drugs — or combinations of drugs — may harm humans over decades because water, unlike most specific foods, is consumed in sizable amounts every day.

Our bodies may shrug off a relatively big one-time dose, yet suffer from a smaller amount delivered continuously over a half century, perhaps subtly stirring allergies or nerve damage. Pregnant women, the elderly and the very ill might be more sensitive.

Many concerns about chronic low-level exposure focus on certain drug classes: chemotherapy that can act as a powerful poison; hormones that can hamper reproduction or development; medicines for depression and epilepsy that can damage the brain or change behavior; antibiotics that can allow human germs to mutate into more dangerous forms; pain relievers and blood-pressure diuretics.

For several decades, federal environmental officials and nonprofit watchdog environmental groups have focused on regulated contaminants — pesticides, lead, PCBs — which are present in higher concentrations and clearly pose a health risk.

However, some experts say medications may pose a unique danger because, unlike most pollutants, they were crafted to act on the human body.

"These are chemicals that are designed to have very specific effects at very low concentrations. That's what pharmaceuticals do. So when they get out to the environment, it should not be a shock to people that they have effects," says zoologist John Sumpter at Brunel University in London, who has studied trace hormones, heart medicine and other drugs.

And while drugs are tested to be safe for humans, the timeframe is usually over a matter of months, not a lifetime. Pharmaceuticals also can produce side effects and interact with other drugs at normal medical doses. That's why — aside from therapeutic doses of fluoride injected into potable water supplies — pharmaceuticals are prescribed to people who need them, not delivered to everyone in their drinking water.

"We know we are being exposed to other people's drugs through our drinking water, and that can't be good," says Dr. David Carpenter, who directs the Institute for Health and the Environment of the State University of New York at Albany.

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The AP National Investigative Team can be reached at investigate (at) ap.org

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Related articles:

Pharmaceuticals In Our Water Supplies
http://ag.arizona.edu/AZWATER/awr/july00/feature1.htm
Are “Drugged Waters” a Water Quality Threat?

Much more on this through http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0geu_SIY9VHgiEAjkpXNyoA?p=pharmaceuticals+contamination+of+water&y=Search&fr=ush-news&ei=UTF-8

Feminizing Males Means Extinction - The dangers of estrogen contamination
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Feminizing-Males-Means-Extinction-55283.shtml
The boom of the contraceptive pill use has "loaded the waters" with estrogen. The hormone is excreted in urine, passes through most wastewater plants and accumulates in streams and lakes.As it is a natural organic chemical, many may neglect its effects, but researches show it can turn male fish into female. A new large experiment shows this is more severe than previously thought: even very low estrogen levels in a lake can impair enough the reproduction of minnow populations to wipe them out in just 2 years. CLIP

Water pollution
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_pollution

Top Scientists Want Research Free From Politics (2/15/2008 )
http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_10369.cfm
BOSTON - Leading U.S. scientists called on Congress Thursday to make sure the next president does not do what they say the George W. Bush Administration has done: censor, suppress and falsify important environmental and health research.0215 03"The next president and Congress must cultivate an environment where reliable scientific advice flows freely," said Susan Wood, a former director of women's research at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Wood resigned her post in 2005 in protest over the FDA's delay in getting emergency, over-the-counter birth control onto the market."Serious consequences can result when drug safety decisions are not based on the best available scientific advice from staff scientists and experts," she said. (...) "It's very important that scientific and mathematical research on consumer products be free of the push and pull of politics because you don't want it to be biased in favour of the industry," Ingle told IPS.In another example, a microbiologist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture was prevented 11 times from publicizing his research about the dangers of bacteria in the air near massive pig farms in Iowa and Missouri - a big business that supplies America's pork. His research found that the bacteria are resistant to antibiotics. But his supervisor refused to allow him to discuss his results, saying in one memo to him: "politically sensitive and controversial issues require discretion."




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Recommended by Zackoree (zackoree@hills.net)

From: http://www.manataka.org/page1601.html

Spirit Speaks: Gaia Will Endure

By Lauren Liora Zack, Manataka Correspondent

The earth is plagued with human-caused environmental degradation and destruction. Spirit tells us that times ahead will be difficult, but the Earth, and humans, will endure. The natural cycle of Birth, Death, and Rebirth will continue. Humans, as spiritual beings, have an opportunity to evolve and awaken.

I attended Dare', a spiritual gathering up in Topanga Canyon, California. We were holding council, discussing environmental degradation and the destruction of the planet. Right up my alley! I felt angry with the doom-and-gloom mentality of an author we discussed, who's written a soon-to-be-published book stating that the earth has passed the "tipping point" and we and the planet are doomed, so prepare to die. I am not a stick-my-head-in-the-sand type of person, but even as pessimistic as I get at times, I refuse to believe we are without hope.

The next day, referring to the Dare' council, Spirit gave me the following Message:

The Mother Earth, Gaia, is "all right" as (a man at Dare') spoke, blessed be he. She will endure, no matter what activities the humans wreck upon Her body. She has seen the coming and going of many species and living beings upon Her surfaces/body since first She saw life. For many billions of years Gaia had no other beings upon Her, She was but rock and ice and rivers of molten lava; She was alone. She has endured through the ages, She will continue to endure. What will not endure are all the living species and living beings upon Her flesh. These will come and go, as they have through the ages. Do you think Gaia loved Her dinosaurs less than you, dear humans, are loved? She loved them well, yet after their many eons of time upon the earth they, too, are gone. So it is with rocks and trees and all other forms of life. They spring up, live for a time, then die. From their ashes and decomposed bodies new life springs forth, and not always the same as the old. Birth, Death, Rebirth--the cycle of nature and all life as we have spoken of before.

You humans, however, are a "new" phenomenon unto yourselves. Never before has the earth seen a species so committed to its own destruction. In many ways humans have "stepped out" of the patterns of nature. Your medical ways keep (premature) infants and ill and old alive beyond their natural span of life on earth. This is not "bad" in and of itself, but one example of how you have "stepped out" of nature. You build dwellings that last on the surface of the planet long after the residents have died or moved out. You take the Mother's elements and convert them to "unnatural" forms--plastics, steel, concrete, pollutions and poisons--but of course, this you know. These things again are not "bad" in and of themselves, yet again examples of how you have "stepped out" of nature. Yes, even your very own gathering of Dare' souls have each and every one, for all the consciousness you possess, the "awakeness," have "stepped out" of nature, each in his or her own way. Each one drives a motor vehicle with petroleum fuel. Each one lives in a dwelling with electricity generated from power plants that pollute. Each one eats at times processed packaged foods wrapped in plastics. You see? Even the most conscious among you has "stepped out" of nature in some form or other.

So what is the "solution"? The solution is not to go backwards, but to go forward. There is no reason humans must give up all of their technological advances and go and dwell in caves, wrapped in animal hides for warmth, as in days of old. Those times are past. And yes, there is great wisdom in the ancient ways of the indigenous people, yet as we have told you before there is great wisdom in the ways of the "Western mind" as well. The (man at the Dare' circle) said there is Science, and there is Spirit. The two need not be separated. This is a false division your Western minds have devised. What is needed is soul-driven science. When humans who carry great mental capacity as "inventors" and "seers" into the future, who look for ways to heal the poisons created that dwell now in all parts of Gaia's realm--waters/soil/air/body--(when) they are soul-inspired and combine their dreams and visionary scientific minds with Spirit, then greatness will be brought forth. This is the gift of Western civilization to the world. The marriage of "science" and "Spirit" can only occur in a society that is well-steeped in the math and physics that are known to humankind. What is needed now is an expansion of this scientific-mind to join/meld/wed with Spirit.

The gift of the indigenous peoples of all over the world is their soul-wisdom and love for the planet. These gifts they are increasingly sharing with the Western mind. The "Western mind" has been but an acquisition of the material, of greed, lust for power, (yet) when this great communal societal mind is gifted with the knowledge, wisdom and love from the ancient traditions, the shift that occurs in the Western societies will be phenomenal. As one wise woman in the Dare' circle pointed out, all that (humans) need to know, is already there. There already is the machinery for destruction in place--why can not the great minds who developed and set forth this machinery use their vast knowledge and skills for the greater "good" of the planet, instead of the destruction of the planet? It is a matter of intent, of mindset, of Spirit.

Change will come. Upheaval will ensue. The planet will endure. Humans will endure. As (another man) said, let not the "doomsayers" of the world so dampen your Spirit that you become depressed and immobilized. Some of Gaia's species will not survive the changes, some will pass into extinction. Their time on this earth may be ending, as it is their natural cycle to do so. The amphibians, among the oldest of the animal species to live on the earth, those who first crawled from the depths of Gaia's oceans to live upon Her soils, ancient wise creatures indeed, are dying. They may not survive, except in relatively small zones of protected habitat, in zoos, and aquariums in the homes of humans who care for them. Yes, it hurts your heart to see them diminish. Yet remember again the cycle: birth, death, rebirth and renewal. Gaia has seen it over and over in Her life. She will continue to see it long after humans have passed from Her surface, and pass you, too, one day will, as all must pass in time. This will not be with a cataclysmic event or nuclear holocaust, as we have told you before. You do not believe us, your life as Liora will not see this change as it is one future path eons from now, when humans "evolve" out of their corporeal form into the Spirit Beings they really are, and another en-souled animal species upon the planet will become the "dominant" species. And so the cycle begins again. You see?

You humans are so egocentric, you believe the world revolves around you and your activities. While you are indeed a great great influence on the planet, you are not the only influence. Seek rapprochement with your brother/sisters the whales and dolphins, the elephants--for are you not all risen from the very dust of Gaia, do you not all share the DNA of the planet? Are you not all indeed related? Do you not all grow your roots into the Mother's body, do not all of your umbilical cords connect to Her? Does She not nurture and sustain you all? Do you think Gaia is not a Powerful Being in Her own right? Do you think She would allow you, Her children, to destroy Her? You are woefully ill-informed if you are to believe that. Gaia is a Powerful Being in Spirit and in Flesh, more powerful than humans in their limited minds can imagine. And She will not allow for Her own destruction. She will take care of Herself. She has been demonstrating Her Power as of late--lest you forget Her storms and rages and energy-shifting. This will continue as long as humans act in ways that hurt Her Being and Her Soul. Gaia's actions work within the Laws of Nature. The more the natural order of things becomes unbalanced through human activity the more Gaia must engage in Her "earth movements" to re-balance. She is much loved and well-supported by Beings in the Universes of Creation. They will not see Her destroyed. They will not see humans destroyed. You are too precious to Us, too well-loved, for that. Contentious at times though humans can be, as Spirit-Beings of the Flesh you as a species hold so much potential, so much power, and grace, and love.

Your task as individuals and as a species, a "global community" if you will, is not to despair. Seek Spirit in all that you do, from the mundane daily activities of your lives to the greatest of your works and actions. Wed Science to Spirit. Join the Western mind with that of the indigenous. That is the way to survival, and more than that, that is the way to evolution as a species, to mindfulness, wakefulness, true awareness.

The going will not be easy. We will not "sugar-coat" the times ahead. All will not survive. Institutions will collapse. Species will become extinct. Humans will despair. Remember the cycle always: Birth. Death. Rebirth. Remember Rebirth! when times are darkest remember this.

And so we leave you now to ponder these words. Share them with others. Some will believe. Others will not. It matters not. Each and every individual must come to their own conclusions. Do not worry what others think of you. Share your "message" from Spirit. Comfort may be given to others. Others will give comfort to you. Yes, mutuality of purpose, of shared experience, as we have spoken of before.

With much love, Namaste, Amen, your We-Guides and Gaia in love with you always, Dear One.




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From: http://www.treeofthegoldenlight.com/First_Contact/mike_quinsey/channeled%20messages/March%202008/03.07.08St.Germain.htm

St. Germain -- 07-March-2008

Some of you on the path of Light are troubled through not knowing the fate of your dear ones. Family or friends, you like to think that they will share your understanding and join you on your journey to the higher dimensions. Possibly you cannot approach the subject with them, and seek indications that they are open to guidance. These are some of the most difficult circumstances that you have to face, as anyone who has advanced along the path of evolution, will have to make allowances for others and their choice of which path to follow. As much as you would like to empower them with your understanding, you must let them proceed at their own pace. Too much knowledge, too soon can have the opposite effect to what you intend.

The time to encourage another person to consider your truth is when they invite you to answer their questions. Take it easy, and do not feel the need to go beyond exactly what you feel they can handle. People like to mull over ideas that are new to them, and they are held in their consciousness for future reference. The seed of knowledge will grow, or be rejected if it does not fit in with their current understanding. However, once within the construct of their consciousness it will lie there until it is connected with further information. You cannot know when someone will experience a sudden comprehension, of something that was previously confined to the memory bank. It is sufficient to say that no matter how long it takes the truth will emerge in its own good time.

Actions do speak louder than words when it comes to living your truth. Words will carry energy with them, but so do actions and they enhance the image that is conveyed. Is not a kind act carried out in a pool of love, more potent than one without? You can engender faith in you by not trying to impose your views on another person, and by showing that you are non-judgmental. That is vital to someone with whom you are trying to create trust, so that they can come to you in confidence.

At this most important time you are moving into two well defined groups, and those who have understood want it means to be on the path of Light inevitably gravitate to one another. It is the Law of Attraction and they will seek each other out, notwithstanding the fact that your life contract will also create the circumstances in which you can come together. The more difficult group to define are those who may not even be aware that they seeking the purpose of life. Even if they are, there is so much erroneous information about that it is confusing and often beyond their understanding. This group are what you would call “the don’t knows” and they tend to be more materialistic.

Do we care about those who are not yet prepared for the future - of course we do and each one is loved every bit as much as anyone else. However we do respect their freedom to determine their own future, but will give them every chance to move fully into the Light. Like everyone else they have many unseen helpers, and they guide and direct their lives so that opportunities come their way where possible. Every soul that awakens is a victory for the Light, and be sure that each one is loved beyond measure.

You sometimes become impatient because you know that a new beginning runs alongside duality, and you want to see it manifest. Yet your present circumstances are conducive to creating extra time, that may yet see more souls rising up as they recognize the false creation they are living. The dark resort to every trick in the book to keep you under their control, but as their deeds become more obvious and blatant they are revealing their ways of manipulation and denial of your rights. It requires a new look at life and what your priorities are, as some will still content themselves with an introspective view of what is happening around them. If that is their choice it is fine, and no one will deny them their right to live in a reality of their choosing.

I have spoken about the material life that is your experience, and many find little time to pursue their spiritual life. The two should run side by side but usually materialism takes up most of people’s time, as they toil and labor for often a simple existence. There is clearly nothing wrong in aiming to lead your life in such a way that your cares and worries are taken care of, but at times it is to the exclusion of your evolution. Whatever else first and foremost you are Spiritual Beings, and you may be certain that when all else falls away, that is what will remain. It is therefore important to set aside time for that part of your life, as your experiences are for your spiritual upliftment. Lessons ignored or not learnt will return until you do so, as otherwise you cannot progress.

It is within each persons grasp to understand the purpose of life, and it does not require that you specifically join any one group for that realization. You have all knowledge within albeit it may be dormant, but when you sincerely and honestly seek the truth that is where it will be found. You can be led by others if that is your desire, but far better to follow your own intuition which will know exactly what you need. As you are all at different stages of evolution, clearly you cannot necessarily walk straight into another’s beliefs and find it suits you and fulfils your needs.

You have never had so much guidance as you are now getting, and the importance of these final years has brought many higher souls to Earth. Some are already able to help you, because they have brought great knowledge and understanding with them. They are your Star, Crystal and Indigo children, old and wise souls who are waiting to guide you the last few steps to Ascension. Beyond them are even higher Beings of Light, that beam rays to Earth that are raising the vibrations so that your consciousness is able to gently expand. Great Beings are converging upon Earth from all over your Universe, to witness your return to the Light in a most exceptional and spectacular manner. Heaven patiently awaits for your arrival, so that you can proudly join the Star Nations of ascended civilizations.

I am St. Germain, and see your Light permeating around the Earth, holding it in a grid that will soon draw it into its new dimension restored to its original pristine condition, in the Golden Light of perfection. Welcome home Dear Ones to your rightful abode.

Thank you St.Germain.

Mike Quinsey
michael@brookwood96.orangehome.co.uk




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From: ecetiwebmaster@yahoo.com
Date: Feb 20, 2008
Subject: Pleiadian Inspired Message

We are fast approaching a grand shift of consciousness and energy aided by streams of higher energies coming in from many sources aiding in the awakening and healing of Humanity and the Earth. Wondrous beings are now getting involved in the process, beings which quite frankly are surprised humanity on Earth is still around. Due to our primitive aggressive warlike nature and technology superseding our spirituality, many thought we would have done ourselves in by now. Those who are focused primarily on the physical and personality selves are unaware of this process other than how it materializes in the world of their focus.

The most powerful consciousness and energies are the love and healing frequencies. They move down the vibrational continuum from consciousness to light then energy and mass. Scientists are realizing we are an energy universe and mass consists of energy. Some quantum physicists are realizing the two steps above energy which are light then consciousness. In truth we and the world we live in is condensed consciousness and consciousness is cause the physical is four steps down the ladder. The highly evolved beings are working from the top down inspiring literally heaven on Earth a movement back to Eden. Yes this includes off world visitors for the continuum has many levels and life exists all along the continuum. There are beings of pure consciousness, beings with magnetized light bodies, beings with energy bodies, and beings with less dense physical bodies just out of our frequency. There are actually worlds within worlds existing right along side of us. The veils between worlds are becoming thinner due to the vibrational lifting and healing process which is well underway on Earth. You are never alone in this multiverse and you will begin to catch glimpses of these other realities. Orbs, shadow people, nature spirits and yes even what is referred to as UFOs will be dropping in and out of your experience. The more you welcome and initiate this experience with an open mind and loving heart the more it will make itself known to you.

We want to clear up some information spoken on our behalf which is in error. Many are led to believe we are here to save them, beam them up and relieve them of their soul lessons. Many are led to believe we will intervene and stop the Earth's healing process. Some think they will ascend, levitate, bilocate at the last moment in the throws of a great quake or tsunami. While anything is possible logic dictates if you have not already levitated, bilocated and ascended most likely it will not be done the instant you need it. It is a process. We are not maids you hang the clean room sign on the door handle and come back to see all your messes cleaned up.

We are messengers inspiring you to clean up your own mess and step out of denial of what this civilization is doing to the Earth. We are also delivering the basic message of action/reaction, the consequences of continuing to act in a way that is harmful to Humanity and the Earth. We are not maids nor are we baby sitters, we serve Creation, honor the Creator in all Creation and there has been a great call from the consciousness you call Earth and many who reside upon her for assistance in what can only be determined as a grand shift which includes cleansing and a quantum leap in evolution.

We are guiding those who are rising to the occasion to make the necessary changes in their lives to flow with the Earth in her healing process. In some cases this means moving from certain areas which will not fare well due to the toxicity of consciousness and deed. It is great to think positive, focus on heaven on Earth but do not be in denial of natures flow and movement or turn a deaf ear to you soul which is screaming at you through your feelings. This grand awakening and healing is not an overnight drive through manifestation. It is a PROCESS and that process involves many levels often with lessons and healing on each level. We are here to assist in the process, not to do it all for you but to assist you in your own Self Mastery.

There are influences that have been very active in undermining the Earth's destiny which is to awaken, heal and join the rest of the universe in peace. The energy on Earth is sufficient now to remove these influences which have been very active with those you call the elite or cabal. The unseen forces behind the forces that pull the strings with your leadership. Once these forces are removed and the awakening humanity comes to the realization of these groups and what they have done in the past their fate will be sealed. What was once a mystery will be unveiled for all to see. It is happening as we speak.

It is imperative that each individual make their own Spirit, God, Creator connection. Realize you are not just a body and a personality. In truth you are a spirit that has a body and personality and that spirit has the ability to transcend all the levels and become one with the Source itself. This awakening once experienced makes the unknown known and an awakened being is very hard to suppress or manipulate. Do not look to your leadership for the truth or support, learn to lead yourself and manifest from within. Do not wait for the talking heads delivering a controlled message to inform you. Do not seek God outside of self and learn to see the Creator in all Creation which includes you, your neighbor and all life. Transcend cultural and religious boundaries you all came from the same source and to that same source you will all return — in spirit you are one family. Understand the meaning of omnipresence. Only then will you experience Heaven on Earth.

James Gilliland
http://www.eceti.org




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