Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Why 9/11 doesn't matter...

Quite a tantalizing title... If just those few words get's your temperature rising then your the person I'm after and I'm hoping more than a few will take notice. It has been brought to my attention and despite my feeling that 9/11 was an important event... it pales in comparison to something that matters much more.

 This subject is best covered by the following podcast... and although I had my doubts at the beginning, by the end, I had to agree that indeed I had missed something very important. This could also be applied to many of the issues facing us... from Global Warming, to Chemtrails, to the financial "crisis", to GMOs, to fluoride, to the Wars, to why our children seem to be more and more "rebellious" and so on... all are secondary to something that each of us has experienced and most likely has affected us personally. If you spent 12 years in the education system... you may have not noticed, but each one of us was indoctrinated to it.

It's very easy to detect. Just say something controversial... and if you can see it in another person's eyes... the emotion boiling up... they have it! We've been conditioned to remain in the boxes set out for us and we've even been conditioned to keep ourselves within those boxes by a simple method of emotional attachment. It's why people now never discuss religion or politics in "civilized" settings.But more importantly it's why people are willing to be fooled.

This is an hour and a half podcast... and if you feel yourself getting upset by the discussion... then more than likely it's the emotional attachment we've been trained to use as our security blanket exposing itself... but I'd suggest biting your lip and pressing on... it's that important.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Two Inspirational People in One Day

Doing the right thing despite the government and big business isn't always easy. In one case a great deal of intimidation, police and federal agents showing up at the person's door and I'm sure their were other perceived or inferred threats.

But it's inspirational to see individuals standing up regardless of the pressure and doing the right thing!

The first person is Chris Lui, an airline pilot who probably has done more for airline and airport security with one video than the TSA has done in 9 years with hundreds of billions!

Chris Liu: I am the Pilot

The second was an employee of supposedly one of the best companies to work for in the world. Certainly this gentleman put his lucrative future on the line because of something he discovered while working at his job. The amount of data being collected on individuals boggles the mind and what is being done with that data concerned this gentleman. So he quit and came up with his own program that allows people to Opt Out of the secretive data collection schemes of many familiar names on the internet.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

It's time to take down the curtain...

In the Wonderful Wizard of Oz... the almighty wizard is show to be a helpless old man behind a stupendous stage show... who knew Frank Baum was writing non-fiction? The charade that is the War on Terror should become clear with some simple statistics.

When you look at the numbers, you have to stand in awe of the mountaineous pile of horse shit the government has put together on terrorism. And it's truly amazing how many people are willing to buy in. Going to the bathroom is more dangerous than the terrorist threat. It's time to wake up and stop paying for this circus!

-- You are 17,600 times more likely to die from heart disease than from a terrorist attack

-- You are 12,571 times more likely to die from cancer than from a terrorist attack

-- You are 11,000 times more likely to die in an airplane accident than from a terrorist plot involving an airplane

-- You are 1048 times more likely to die from a car accident than from a terrorist attack

--You are 404 times more likely to die in a fall than from a terrorist attack

-- You are 87 times more likely to drown than die in a terrorist attack

-- You are 13 times more likely to die in a railway accident than from a terrorist attack

--You are 12 times more likely to die from accidental suffocation in bed than from a terrorist attack

--You are 9 times more likely to choke to death on your own vomit than die in a terrorist attack

--You are 8 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Christmas Reality Check

All those toys the kids have to have in December...

This is what will happen to them... by March, April or May.

And more than likely that's a good thing... because being that they're from China... it's much more than likely they have some kind of toxic substances within them. (Despite the fact Congress passed a law... toxic toys keep on coming)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Reinvigorating People! Getting people excited about life! And getting them to chose the red pill

A topic that often comes up with the "Liberty Movement" is: How do we wake people up?

Recently I was listening to a very interesting podcast by Brett Veinotte. In it Brett spoke about how he had to look within to find out what he's good at and more importantly what he was supposed to be doing. He came up with three goals that he felt a teacher should be sure to accomplish with every student.

His three goals briefly (for children):

1. Reigniting, reviving or restoring the curiosity we all have within us but has been destroyed by the system. Then perpetuating and fostering that curiosity once they have it.

2. Helping them understand there can be something gained from positive relationships with adults. Allowing them to see the wisdom in others.

3. Stopping them from running away from learning. Restoring the love of learning.

This audio is about 30 minutes but well worth the time.

I can only speak for myself and my experience. I didn't have a bad education. I went to Catholic schools my first six grades and then over the next 6 years probably three of the better public schools in the state. But I was still sick of school. So sick, I joined the Army the day I turned 17. It wasn't until I got out of the Army, with a GI Bill... and knowing I had money to spend, I went back to school. First, for a vocation that at first interested me, then into a community college and finally a well known University. I had reinvigorated my curiosity and my love of learning! But even then, in my late 20s I still didn't grasp the importance. It wasn't until I was in my 40's that I really started learning...

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Dealing with Reality... it isn't always pleasant

This is one of those truths that few want to deal with but it is one of the facts that has to be exposed before people really understand why the system of government we have has to be changed. The use of force and coercion in the daily exercise of government has been accepted as a necessary evil... but what few realise is... that corrupting power goes well beyond stealing money and murder mysteries.

Ted Gunderson is one of the brave individuals who should be heralded as a hero yet he remains unknown to most... and it's no coincidence... it's a testament to how far the deceipt and corruption have gone. These are things that make the mafia look like child's play.

This also functions as a control mechanism. People who fall into Satanism are forever pawns to the will of those with power and influence. Thus, it's simple to see how things happen that appear to be illogical or nonsensical. It's not just money that corrupts... it's also ignorance.

This is another reason why things like Wikileaks... is not tolerable. The truth needs to remain hidden... and people need to remain blind and obedient.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Eat the bad stuff! It's ok!

Animal fat may not be as bad as one might think. The decades of studies that suggested saturated fat is bad for people may be wrong. Sally Fallon Morell suggests that the "experts" have been corrupted by the pursuit of the almighty dollar and government agencies have become lapdogs for the industries exploiting people's ignorance.

Some of the foods mentioned... eggs, bacon, ice cream, olive oil among many others ...some good...some bad. A amazing interview that should spark some serious questions about the American diet.

It sure makes one wonder if the worst foods are the ones that are the worst or maybe their the ones that people should be considering.

The 20 Worst Foods

A second interview

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Living Proof! Vitamin C cures!

This story is amazing!

Vitamin C brings a man back from death. All the Doctors had given up.

Living Proof. Vitamin C is a miracle cure.

A family fights for a man's life!

This is also a discussion for those who believe socialized medicine is the solution.

Modern medicine is all about the money! I'm sure most doctors and nurses won't admit to that but I'm sure some hospital administrators would. Doctors are put into a precarious position, insurance companies, government officials, professional associations and banks all have their hooks into a doctor. Needless to say, he has bills to pay and favors to keep... which could and usually does directly conflict with what a doctor may diagnose.

For those unable to see what is going on.... Your an idiot! (But you don't have to be)

Yes, I wanted to get YOUR attention. Yes, more than likely, YOUR an idiot! You've been fooled so many times, that those who know better, can't help but take advantage of you. I mean, it's like taking candy from a baby... only the baby would probably put up more of a fight than YOU have!

Just think of me as General George Patton, or one of the drill instructors at Paris Island... or even Gandhi (he didn't mince words) ...someone that has no time for pussyfooting around, or worrying about YOUR feelings ... because you have become so soft it really doesn't make a difference what I say, the truth alone is enough to bring you to tears or get you insanely angry. Time is of the essence and so I'm going to use every second of opportunity to inform you that it's time YOU get YOUR ASS in gear! It's time to wake up and smell the coffee! It's time to get in the game and score one for the team! There's no time for a fluffy marketing campaign, it's now or never. Your either going to make it happen or your going to be run over. And if the good guys are going to win, you've got to be more than just a speed bump.

Living in the Illusion

I would suggest that most of the people in this world live in an illusion. It's not that the physical world isn't "real" but it is the perception of what is going on... the motivations of why things are done... the reasons of why things happen the way they do.

The idea that medical doctors have our best interests in mind, or lawyers, or police officers, or politicians... when in actuality the truth is not as pleasant a thought. The good news is... we still have an opportunity to take on responsibility for ourselves and grow into adult Americans rather than just be childlike sheep headed to slaughter.

Friday, December 10, 2010

The Cult of the Paper Idol

When I used to look at all the problems in the world... I used to wonder how it all got so bad. It was very disheartening to see so many problems and so few solutions. It seemed every time one problem might have a solution... the solution would turn out to have even more problems. Look at margarine... supposedly a solution to cholesterol for the butter eaters with heart problems... but it turns out margarine, may in fact cause even more heart problems as well as a number of others.

The good news is I have found the cause to most of the problems of the world. Fiat currency and central reserve banking! It's all about the money! Where the money flows is attached to an agenda. People and businesses that follow that agenda are rewarded with "credit" and those who don't aren't. The power of being able to create money from nothing is truly amazing. So amazing that most people just can't conceive of how corrupted the system is.

Consider a simple monopoly game with four players. Each player is given $1500. The game begins... each time a player crosses Go, they receive an additional $200.. but as player buy and develop their property... the rent goes up. And being there is only a finite amount of money... at some point each player runs out until there is only one player remaining. However, imagine the bank is like our Federal Reserve. Which just prints more... and loans more... as long as players are deemed "credit worthy" they can continue to play... no one loses! But all the players will eventually become so indebted to the bank that they have lost control of their own assets...everyone loses! This is the problem with our monetary system that no one discusses. The bank can also simply pick winners and losers based on who it deems credit worthy. And thus personal agendas begin to creep into the system.

So for example... why is the medical industry so screwed up? Why do they treat illness and disease but never look to solve the causes? Because it pays to treat diseases instead of get rid of the problem.

And this is the introduction to what I like to call... The Cult of the Paper Idol.

Friday, December 3, 2010

The $5 a day Henry Ford paid his workers...

in 1914 is worth more than double what the average worker earns today!

Henry Ford shocked many by offering to pay his employees $5 a day (January 3rd 1914). This, when the average farm hand at the time made about $1 a day and the average manufacturing worker about $2.34 for a 9-hr workday. It sounds almost unbelievable but if they had a CPI back in those days it would have been zero and hadn't changed in nearly 120 years! There had been some upheavals over the many years but, essentially, $1 in 1914 was equal to $1 in 1791, 123 years earlier. Can you imagine that?!

The value of money had not been diminished by a central bank. America didn't have one. We had two experiments with the First Bank of the United States 1791-1811 (modeled after the Bank of England). It was given a 20 year charter. It's no coincidence that after the American government did not renew it's charter in 1811, England declared War. The War of 1812.

In 1811, Nathan Mayer Rothschild, effectively, the Bank of England, was not amused with the American government and stated, "Either the application for renewal of the charter is granted, or the United States will find itself involved in a most disastrous war." However the United States stood firm and the Charter was not renewed, which caused Nathan Mayer Rothschild to issue another threat, "Teach those impudent Americans a lesson. Bring them back to colonial status." So in 1812, backed by Rothschild money, and Nathan Mayer Rothschild's orders, the British declared war on the United States. The Rothschild plan was to cause the United States to build up such a debt in fighting this war that they would have to surrender and allow the charter for the Rothschild owned First Bank of the United States to be renewed.
Soon after the War of 1812 ended, a second bank, was given another 20 year charter. The Second Bank of the United States.
Who do you think really won that War?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Genes: Not what most people think they are...

Although the common belief is that genes have a great deal to do with determining who we are... new studies may render that belief dead wrong. Genes are able to change to the environment they experience.

Now I'm not exactly onboard with everything these gentlemen say, but they do bring up  facts that support their beliefs. Let's just stick to them. Some facts we can presumably all agree with like the fact that modern medicine is more about money and thriving as a business on death and disease rather than being interested in determining how people can be healthy without medicine's intervention.

The New Biology: From Victim to Master

Here's a great 60min presentation on the genome. (There is about 20 min of Q and A)

Dr.Wayne Dyer interviewing Dr.Lipton on the new understanding in genetics

Isn't it interesting that this represents the "illusion" that our society has given us... but it's not based on reality... it's based on past behavior,our learned understanding... effectively an ideology.

Stefan Molyneux points out some very interesting ideas about how ideologies are formed.... his Bomb in the Brain series is very thought provoking and I'd highly recommend it if you have the time. This is just an introduction.

If you've made it this far hopefully you've been enlightened to some ideas that may have not occurred to you before. If so run with it! If you already knew Why didn't you let me in on this sooner??!! If your still unconvinced I can appreciate that as well... feel free to comment. This discussion is far from over!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Mind Control Simplified

We all live in boxes... invisible boxes... the borders exist in our minds of what we believe we can do and what we believe we can't. Some of this is from experience, our own expectations but most importantly what we've been taught. Much like the story of Five Monkeys.

Knowledge and awareness is potential power. Knowledge in action is power. I would encourage anyone to make it a habit of stepping outside that box regularly. They may just find out they're much more than they thought!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The One's You Can't See.

A little video to charm and enlighten!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Some Dentists need to go back to school

"If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can't be done."~Peter Ustinov

Dentist, unfortunately, have been useful idiots. I, as a child, became one of their victims and millions of others are in the same boat. We've been poisoned by people who we were expected to trust. To a certain extent, it's not their fault. They did what they were told to do. But to look back at what has been done... must be like being the bombardier of the Enola Gay. The one responsible for pushing a button, that released a bomb that unleashed death for tens of thousands instantly and misery and suffering for hundreds of thousands for decades to come.

It could be simply rationalized away as something that had to be done. But that's when one has to know better. That there is consequences to the actions one takes. Especially when those actions result in harm to others.

The truth is slowly seeping out... less and less dentists are using amalgam fillings but there are still quite a few out there unwilling or unable to deal with the weight of the damage they are doing to the people they are supposedly "helping".

Historic event: Costa Mesa bans mercury laced amalgam fillings. Sets a precidence for the exposure of decades of malpractice.

"An expert is a person who avoids small error as he sweeps on to the grand fallacy."
~ Benjamin Stolberg


Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Police State is Doomed... and it's a huge opportunity!!

I just happened to stumble upon this essay. It points out the logic behind what could be the future... it has more logic than you may believe! Have you ever heard of the second law of thermodynamics? Closed systems always trend toward entropy.

Think "China." Think "Russia." Then think back to Mao and Stalin. If those two concentration camps could collapse without armed resistance or a lost war, don't tell me about the inevitability of tyranny.
Lincoln Steffens visited the Soviet Union in 1921 and returned to say, "I have been over into the future, and it works." No, it didn't. Neither do the mini-despotisms of the various Keynesian utopias. Their employees will not receive those pensions after all.

This is from  Gary North's article on entitled The Police State Is Doomed

He goes on to say:
In Brave New World, the tool of control is a drug: soma. It keeps the masses docile. In 1984, it is two-way television. There is no privacy. In Animal Farm, it is widespread belief in the good of the whole, which mandates individual sacrifice. The results are the same: an elite maintains control over the masses. There is no way out.

The 99% Movement

99% of the population is being railroaded. The top 1% has declared War on the rest of us... and most haven't even figured it out yet. It should be of concern that trillions...that's with a "T" have disappeared ... and yet no one is even investigating. Have we been sold out?

****Update: October 2011 ****
Little did I know when I mentioned this what would happen with this idea. I just happened to read an article on that offers a bit of a different perspective on the 1%... it's the state.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Childhood and it's lessons of life...

I was not one who really lent much relevance to the psychologist's idea that all we have to do is figure out what our parents did to us...and then forgive them and ourselves. I figured, if I was going to be an adult, I was just going to have to take responsibility for myself. So regardless of what happen as a child... it was now my chance to change the things I didn't like and just put the past behind.

Now I didn't go looking for this but I found this fellow on Youtube... and began listening to his weekly diatribes. Eventually I came upon his philosophy on children and child rearing... and the "brain damage" that can occur...and how that brain damage can then circumvent logical thinking and rationalization in everything a person might involve themselves in.

I'm not here to judge. I'm just pointing this information out because I think it's distinctly important in the effort to figure out the meaning of life for each of us... to make life more meaningful... and more importantly, to understand one another.

These are two videos that serve as introductions to his philosophies.

Now...before you go off thinking I'm an atheist or any other label for that matter... or that I feel this man's words are the rock solid unquestionable facts... I will be more than happy to let you know... I don't agree with everything... but what that is... I'll leave out. We all need to have some space to think for ourselves... and I'll be happy to let you have yours.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Partisan politics... the endless circle

When you ask a politician why nothing ever really changes in Washington... or any other political body, for that matter, a politician will probably almost always start by saying it's very difficult to come to a consensus... it's hard work... it's always a compromise.

It certainly is hard to stop spending someone else's money, especially when your friends and neighbors look up to you as you do it.

The mafia learned the trick long ago...if one os going to steal... the benefits have to be spread around. One has to share! Certainly at least some of the cops, the judges, and public officials got their cut... effectively being paid to look the other way. Even the local community benefits from "crime". I know myself, some of my own family lore involves Al Capone and what a nice guy he was. And honestly, if you compare Al to most individuals involved in government or business these days... he would look like a saint. Sure, he killed a few people, but that's just it... a few people. And as far as his business... it would be legal today... only the "cut" would go to the government in the form of taxes and political contributions.

Today, even doctor's admit that somewhere between 100,000 to 300,000 people die due to misdiagnosis or a mistake. But we aren't throwing them in jail. And when you consider damage done from prescription drugs, vaccines, radiation and other "treatments" the good ole days of witch doctors and leaches doesn't seem so bad.

What this may come all come down to is perception and a recent poll taken by Gallup demonstrates this.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

"What is the criteria for downsizing government?"

You never hear politicians say anything specifically to this question. So here's the answer to look for... "Get Rid of Everything that Doesn't Work!"

If one might have forgotten... they promised that:

1933: Everyone would have a retirement to look forward to... at age 65... for 1 penny of every dollar! Now it's 15 pennies and the system is still broke! And most of us will never see anything!

1965: To end poverty... didn't work. Poverty is worse than when the program started!

1972: They promised to get rid of evil drugs dealers and drug violence... it's only gotten worse. And more than likely, the biggest "dealers" work for the government!

1918-present: They promised 'National Security' ... all we've gotten is a giant bill and a nation of insecurity and a very sour economy. Let's just go back to 'National Defense'.

1945-1990: To stop communism and fascism... now they run the government!

There's probably a million more and in almost every case... failure. But they remain on the books and most certainly some government bureaucrat or corporate welfare recipient is attached to it like a leach. It's time to remove the leaches!

Every promise... needs to be kept or the program scraped!  Every program should have a designed shut off based on the particulars of what is supposed to happen. If it doesn't happen... it is immediately and automatically repealed.

Simple is a powerful concept. The document to look to is just a few pages long... so everyone could understand... even the lawyers! It's called the Constitution!

Are Vaccines bad?

Sometimes it's really simple to blog... a blogger just collects up various information and repackages it! So... today I am confronted with this video... Vaccines being used to depopulate the world... funding a particular industry (face it, if vaccines were useful they'd be selling them on the street corner, not to governments) So we start here:

I'm sure most remember the "Pandemic of 09'" otherwise known as the Pharma bailout... billions of dollars for a H1N1 Flu vaccine that few people wanted for a threat that was more propaganda than science. But our government was certainly happy to pass out the money to the pharmaceutical industry. Now, in 10' they just combined the shots... I'm sure the government got a discount! (sarcasm)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The positive side to disaster...

When asked at the end of a typical interview...about all this 'doom and gloom' his standard 15 second response was... "No, my message is actually quite hopeful. I want to let people know that they can find ways to lead happy, fulfilling lives even as this doomed system crumbles all around them."

Just reading "The Five Stages of Collapse" should get one thinking. Much of what will go on... already is. I've always used the analogy of the game of monopoly... if one is familiar with the game... they lose when they run out of money. But what if the banker just printed more? The game would continue as long as the banker believed each player was credit worthy... but ultimately the banker will have every property and at that point... the players have nothing to buy stuff with...collapse! ...or they figure out the scam and get rid of the banker.

The five stages of collapse, just to be brief are.
1. Financial collapse.
2. Commercial collapse.
3. Political collapse.
4. Social collapse.
5. Cultural collapse.

I'd say we're further down the road in some than others...but if the football season were somehow affected I believe we could easily implode.

And the reasons to be hopeful.
1. Not all stages are avoidable.
2. Partial recovery after collapse is possible.
3. Relative timing of stages may vary.
4. Some places can be stabilized
5. Letting a doomed thing collapse is OK.

Need a remedy...without poisoning yourself with more chemicals?

A very interesting use of common everyday herbs and spices. What everyone should know. Twenty-two medicinal uses of common everyday spices.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Thank goodness for the independent media!!!

It's becoming very clear that the main stream media is corrupt. Just how corrupt... we're starting to see. Thanks to the independent media!

For the most part... the independent media these days is pretty much anyone and everyone... most people have a cell phone that can record video and a few can even simulcast that video right onto the internet! To all those that have, your doing your fellow citizens a great service.

There is a reason that freedom of the press is so important to our Republic and we all have to thank the founders for having the courage to point it out. But it's no easy task, it takes some courage to become "the press". I found that out myself when for a period of time we broadcast a internet based radio show. Just filming ourselves in a restaurant talking about our tripto Washington DC, drew the attention of the management and a very unfriendly "You can't film in here!". Understanding our libertarian roots... I can respect private property rights... so we did... but even in public, people and primarily public officials, have become ignorant about what  freedom means.

I wanted to point to a few recent videos that have come out that have made it clear that the independent media is indeed very valuable!

The first... just an average ordinary fellow... maybe a bit danger orientated.... he is in the National Guard. But never the less, we see a rather interesting thing occur... the abuse of power. Whether you understand our freedoms or not... at worst, the only thing this gentleman should have gotten is a speeding ticket. Not 10 years in jail. But that's what he was threatened with. The case has just recently been thrown out... but this gentleman might very well be in jail today had it not been for the Youtube video being spread far and wide by those who did understand.

The second is a rather interesting encounter between main stream reporters and a independent reporter. It is pretty clear that the main stream media is complicit with the crony politician running for Mayor of Chicago. Notice that they don't really want to ask any real questions. This is pretty much what happens every day the mass media has become a public relations arm of the authorities... nothing more. Sure, on occasion they'll pepper in some news to make the audience think their getting something important... but for the most part it's just one point of view... the one they want the audience to see.

The third is an individual that has a Youtube channel. If your not familiar with this story... it continues to grow... it is exposing a very ugly truth in regard to children in our Foster care system. Regardless of what the parents have done... It is clear that the main reason children are being taken from their families is not for their safety... it's money. What is amazing about this particular story is... this is not just one case... this is happening in every state, county and city in the country. This one is big... and all this time... the main stream media has ignored this story.... in every single media market. Does that give you some idea of the corruption? Despite what this may evolve into it is clear the public authorities have crossed a line beyond their authority and damaged people... especially children... and all for a few measly dollars.

The last one...the shooting of an individual at a subway station in Oakland, a person who represented no threat to police. The trial of the officer in question has transpired and he was found guilty of "Involuntary Manslaughter" but without this video it would have certainly have been swept under the carpet.

What I believe this is leading to is a whole new era of enlightenment. Of people understanding their potential and their responsibility to expose injustice wherever that may be. It truly is an opportunity to return freedom in this country to the prominence it deserves.

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." Martin Luther King 1963

****Update**** Friday Oct. 15, 2010

And article appeared in the USA Today today! 'For Cops, citizen video brings increased scrutiny'. It's mentions much of what I've pointed out above and points out several even more interesting developments. Some police organizations are welcoming the scrutiny and others are apparently trying to run from it. Needless to say a worthwhile read... for the main stream. Note the argument suggesting that this could create an instant where the individual refrains from doing their job. This may be the justification for trying to make it illegal.

***Update**** Saturday Oct. 16. 2010

Yet another article seems to be echoing my admiration of the independent media. The Los Angeles Times, no less. 'WikiLeaks and 9/11: What if?' explores a very interesting idea that might just be more true than anyone in government would ever care to consider. That freedom of the press could be more important than even the Pentagon! This is the original and best 'Homeland Security' and with today's technology much more effective today than in any other time in history.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

When it comes to the Art of War... those in the Pentagon don't even have Crayons

Today I read two articles that are rather encouraging. People are beginning to wise up to the charade which is "our" bankrupting foreign policy. I've always enjoyed people who have the courage to tell it like it is... and today I find two on the same subject! I thought to myself... this has got to be a sign.

Several months ago I read a book lent to me by a friend and business associate. Boyd - the fighter pilot who changed the Art of War. I must say, I was impressed by the Colonel Boyd's backbone and ability to stand up to the powers that be within the Pentagon. There was certainly a reason he never got a star pinned on his collar. He didn't play the game. He passed on in 1998 after decades of rubbing the Pentagon brass' nose in their own stupidity. There was no official hero's tribute at his funeral. I had read the Art of War... but I read it again (it's only really a outline) and found a new understanding and even a greater contempt for those who call themselves "military leaders" these days.

The first article appears on retired CIA Chief Michael Scheurer's Non-Intervention Blog entitled Bob Woodward’s Obama: Holding office trumps U.S. lives and security Reading from Woodward's book he brings to light some disturbing reasonings as well as some rather ugly truths about our military command. "There is no doubt that this generation of U.S. generals is not the stuff from which legends — or victories — are made." He also goes on..."The generals peopling Woodward’s book appear as calculating civil servants and not soldiers, and, counter-intuitively, this is most true of generals who belong to the Special Forces or other elite military units. Indeed, these men — especially Petreaus and McChrystal — seem to have no real grasp on what they are doing; no real concern about what the enemy is doing, motivated by, or how many of them U.S. troops confront; and no idea of how idiotic it is to imagine an infidel occupier can win the hearts and minds of a conservative and tribal Islamic people. One lesson of Woodward’s book is that America’s elite soldiers are equipped with too much theory and social science; too little reality and history; and too much moral cowardice to lead American armies in the field." But what is even worse is the admission that our current and more than likely past President are pretty much the same...with their last concern being the lives or hardships of the soldiers or the safety of the American people.

The second appeared on by retired Navy Commander Jeff Huber entitled "Long Warfare Theory." He explains very clearly "The single-mantra version of Sun Tzu’s philosophy is “charge downhill, not uphill.” You’d think that even cadets at West Point and Annapolis and Colorado Springs who graduate at the bottoms of their classes could retain such a short and sweet maxim and comprehend its gist. Yet the history of war is choked with case studies of generals who paid the consequences of attacking uphill when they had every opportunity in the world not to." Then goes on later "If, as prominent warmonger Lindsey Graham suggests, King David Petraeus is “our best hope,” our ship of state is already on a bow-first vector for the ocean floor. Lamentably, the state of American military wisdom is so pitiable that Petraeus may in fact be the sharpest utensil in a drawer otherwise inhabited by spoons." He then goes on to point out the corruption of the military's highest command has been more about the pursuit of money in programs and weapons programs than any coherent strategy and ends with "We have to give Lee credit for one thing: in charging uphill at Gettysburg, he was at least trying to gain a decisive victory because he knew his country didn’t have the strategic depth to fight a long war. Petraeus and his extended entourage in academia and defense think tank-dom not only want to charge straight up every hill they encounter, they want to make absolutely certain that their Long War lasts long enough to accomplish what Lee could not: the collapse of the Union"

I would like to make it clear that there is indeed hope. Although most of this retort is coming from retired military it must surely represent a growing number of leaders within that are seeing what is going on.

In 2009 retired General Paul Van Riper published an article in JFQ entitled "EBO There was no Baby in the Bathwater." He writes "The USJFCOM version of effects-based operations is a “non-idea” that survived far
too long. Not only did it undermine well founded conceptual ideas based on mission oriented command, but it also confused the U.S. military’s officer corps and diverted scarce resources and intellectual energies away from truly important issues, the most critical of which is studying insurgencies. The actual costs were significant; the opportunity costs were enormous." Van Riper was the retired General who commanded Red forces in one of the largest wargames ever commenced. Millennium Challenge 2002. In it, he demonstrated how all our technological whiz-bang gadgets and weapons can be defeated soundly with simplistic tactics and arcaic means... like using communications network comprised of hand written messages carried via motorcycle couriers. Just a note... the Pentagon's response to Millenium Challenge was to hit the reset button.

I think it's becoming very clear that in the military just like in the world most of us are part of, there are two groups. One that is who we perceive them to be, and those that hide within that group... but have nothing else in common. Unfortunately in both cases they are the leadership or mis-leadership as we may find out soon. There's probably a reason that today's politician has much more in common with psychopaths than the average American.

Colombus wasn't such a nice guy...

It's too late to get angry at Columbus... the man is long long gone. But Black Beard the pirate has nothing on Colombus when it comes to inhumanity. I don't normally gather my information from the Huffington Post... but on occasion they have to throw in a little truth or people would figure out their agenda. In this case, it's a bit of information on Columbus Day... How it became a "holiday" and some interesting facts they certainly don't reveal in the history books. I first heard this story a few years back from a local Indian chief... and it seemed impossible to be true.. I spent a Summer vacation in Spain... they were all friendly and warm people... but I, being ever curious, began to look and to my dismay find out for myself that indeed the Spanish of that era weren't so friendly after all. I'm sure... much like Americans and our many Wars today, the Spaniards of that time allowed false patriotism and faith in the government to hide the injustice. Such a shame not much has changed in 500+ years.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Revolution marches on: Don't forget the target!

The Texas results are in and many of the freedom movement's hopes may be a bit diminished by them today. But I am not disheartened. At each test, the movement continues to grow and it's obvious we (those who strive for liberty) and our ideas are becoming more mainstream... they have to... they see it coming! With the mainstream's involvement however, more and more of the movement is splintered into various groups... around various ideas and paths to a promised end but I would suggest as long as one ideal remains constant we will eventually succeed.

The fact is a lie can only last as long as it goes unchallenged. And the lies that have been told for many years are becoming more and more obvious. To a certain extent, I don't blame those who took advantage, they were just weak to the lucrative offers that lying offered. It pays to be dishonest! That was the system we allowed to be created and perpetuated to this day. 

It took some time to forget the wisdom of the founding fathers when it came to our monetary system. Luckily the knowledge we lost is out there to be reclaimed.

"All the perplexities, confusion and distresses in America arise not from defects in the constitution or confederation, nor from want of honor or virtue, as much from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation." John Adams

"Paper money has had the effect in your state that it will ever have, to ruin commerce, oppress the honest, and open the door to every species of fraud and injustice." George Washington

"Madison, agreeing with the journal of the convention, records that the grant of power to emit bills of credit was refused by a majority of more than four to one. The evidence is perfect; no power to emit paper money was granted to the legislature of the United States." George Bancroft,  A Plea for the Constitution (1886)

"History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling their money and it's issuance." ~ James Madison

"Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce." James Garfield

“I sincerely believe ... that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity on a large scale.” Thomas Jefferson

"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and the corporations which grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered." Thomas Jefferson

"Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes its laws." Mayer Rothschild 1790

Today, as a individual, although ability, determination, intelligence and all the other redeeming qualities are nice. They are all trumped by one thing... the ability to get credit. And this is the source of much of the distress that those who don't see the underlying basis for the system feel. Elections will be corrupted, laws will protect injustice, and people will be ground up in their ignorance of one thing. How the monetary system works.

I think my theme is clear. The central issue is who controls the money. And as long as the Federal Reserve exists we can argue til the cows come home about anything and everything else... abortion, gay marriage, violence on TV, foreign policy, etc... it all is irrelevant to the fact that if you give one body the ability to print an endless supply of money... eventually any price can be paid to get what they want. 

It's really that simple. End the Fed!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Afghan mission is turning into a soldier's nightmare.

I'm not a big fan of the Wars to say the least. It's very sad to me that families have to be separated... let alone lives destroyed for this screwed up mission... that really is for nothing. Only a few will advance, a few career military officers will get promoted and billions upon tens of billions will be thrown away... sprinkled with lives. Not just killed, some wounded, many wounded on the inside.

Several recent articles have pointed out the unmistakable stench of what is next. Sending soldiers into battle... but just like in Vietnam... not letting them do their job. And to me this is the final straw of how to break the morale of any fighting force. You can't ask the guy on the bottom of the totem pole to put his or her life on the line when the guy on the top is only worried about PR points.

According to this first article, CNN is reporting that nightime raids will be curtailed and the requirements for use of force have been beefed up after a recent incident that killed 27 civilians.There's no doubt this is a bad deal but this is really not a operational fault... this is supposed to be a War... it's a leadership fault. They should either be there or not. A leader that sends his unit into battle better take it seriously. And one that sends his troops in half-hearted is courting for disaster.

The second article is in regard to the state of the Afghan forces. Supposedly they were to take the lead on a particular operation... yet failed miserably. After nine years and billions upon tens of billions ...upon hundreds of billions you would think you could have trained these units to a razors edge (I mean most combat arms training for a typical recruit in the USA is 12 to 16 weeks). They might be green but their at the minimum combat effective. Nine years??!!! And nothing??!! Trained by the Green Beret... and this??!!!

I would love to talk to the guy in charge of training! Just a casual conversation over a few beers... I bet by the end of that conversation I would know definitively what our course of action should be... and I don't need a coin flip to know what I think I'd be concluding. Just as in Vietnam, this War will ultimately destroy the morale and effectiveness of our military. Especially those on the ground. I fault the command for this...every staff officer that allows this charade to continue... is doing a disservice to their uniform and those under them. And it's very disappointing to me to watch this happen. There's just no need!

Initially I was for the Wars. Being a soldier at one time... I volunteered to enter a War zone. I didn't have to but I had trained long and hard for it... and I knew I could make a difference. So when 9/11 occurred, I had an idea of what the typical soldier was facing this time around. I followed each of the initial battles closely hoping for a quick victory... which to my happy surprise I thought we got. However... when the WMDs didn't turn up... and Saddam was captured... and I started to hear some of the haphazard planning and execution by the civilian authority... I started to grit my teeth. And by 2005 I had had enough of the political bull. I knew soldiers didn't make good policemen and asking them to do so in a foreign country... with a language barrier was setting up for failure. And the rhetoric... of the chickenhawks (those who during the Vietnam War cowered when duty called but were now directing soldiers into battle) ... really got my blood boiling.

Many in the real world... and apparently in the Pentagon as well don't understand why the military does what it does. Soldiers who are professionals don't look at this profession as something they want to do. It's something the have to do. Many civilians have never thought about hoping for the best and preparing for the worst. The worst rarely happens. So why worry? But a soldier is there for that very reason... to prepare for the worst. Needless to say... when the worst does happen. You want to deal with it quickly, effectively and efficiently. And that is what our military did and did it well up until these wars were extended indefinately...

War, like most violence is a last resort. It represents the failure of man to think creatively. To communicate properly. And to value the lives of those potentially lost and injured. So, when that line is crossed... the leadership better have done their job. Unfortunately, that isn't the case.

So someone... somewhere is going to have to. Someone in the chain of command is going to have to suck it up and their going to have to say...'Wait a minute!' 'Hell NO!' Otherwise the espirit de corps is going to be lost and our military is going to be broken.

As a veteran, I have to speak for the soldiers. The one's at the bottom that can't speak for themselves.

Pat Buchanan on Liquidating the Empire.

Michael Scheuer on When Troops and CIA Officers Die for a Fantasy.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Ron Paul's Weekly Update Feb 22, 2010

 The real Unemployment number is close to 20% , The government is fabricating numbers!

Last week marked the one year anniversary of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, or the stimulus bill, passing into law. While the debate over its success has been focused on whether or not it is stimulating the economy and on various questionable uses of funds, in my estimation this legislation is accomplishing exactly what it was intended to accomplish grow the government.

Those of us concerned about the ever increasing level of government debt gasped at the astonishing $787 billion cost estimates for this bill. True to form it has actually cost 10 percent more at $862 billion. We heard over and over that government could not sit around and do nothing while people lost their jobs and houses. The administration claimed that unemployment would not go above 8 percent if the stimulus bill passed. Now, a year later, the government estimates that unemployment is over 10 percent. The real number is closer to 20 percent. It appears that those promises were total fabrications in order to close the deal.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Security guards stand and watch as woman is severely beaten and robbed


These types of outbursts are the sign of things to come. There are reasons behind this. It's not just an individual out of control. This is being encouraged by those "in control" at the top. No, they didn't whisper in the ear of the perpetrator to commit a heinous crime... what they have done is to create an atmosphere that puts a large part of the community at a point where they feel they have no choice but to strike out against any one they perceive as a threat. They are given a feeling of helplessness, a frame of mind that has them backed into a corner with violence as the only obvious answer.

The production values of this video are poor but the information is worthwhile.

For the rest of us, this violence creates a need for "security", a need for intrusion into our lives and a distraction from our pursuits. This also serves to divide us into opposing groups by the slightest difference.

This story has been repeated again and again throughout history. And as I said, these types of outbursts are the sign of things to come if we don't recognize it for what it is. I want to point out a particular example in history because it shows the power of the mental state that can be created given the correct circumstances.The event, Rwanda 1994. This is effectively described in a BBC documentary called 'The Five Steps to Tyranny' I have included the entire program which I would highly reccommend watching in it's entirety, but if you wish to skip directly to the segment, it's at 21:30 to 28:30. If you say 'It can't happen here!'check out the Stanford study at 47:30.

How this tyranny is being manifested in our society is apparent. We are constantly being separated into groups. The Us vs. Them is always being reinforced in the media. Left vs. Right, Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice, black vs. white, Christianity vs. Islam, on and on. The regular dehumanizing of opposing groups and the acceptance of ignorance and stupidity over principle should give each person pause when looking at our society. Especially the actions of our government in our name.

If you look at this Attitude Scale you will probably note that in many ways we are encouraged to remain on the bottom. And if you look at the actions of the government you see that they dwell on the very bottom in a great deal of instances.

Violence is being perpetuated in our society mainly through TV and Video games... and although I believe in a free society I also believe in people being aware of the dangers of this constant exposure in addition to the creeping similarities between video games and the real world. The predator drones are effectively just like a video game. The increasing use of these weapons on the battlefield alone is disturbing but the fact that these are now being used by civilian and police forces here in the United States should really raise some eyebrows.

In recent years violence has actually dropped. This may be because several gun control laws have been struck down and gun sales have gone up dramatically ie people taking responsibility for their own safety. But I fear that the media still can have a great deal of influence as to which way we go next. With economic and social pressures mounting due to the sour economy we could easily experience a significant rise in violence.

Solutions are out there. Individuals and groups need to recognize that there are a great deal of options to solve violent behavior. As pointed out in the 'Five Steps to Tyranny' video, the risk of large scale violence is greatly reduced in societies that allow and recognize dissent as important. Therefore, speaking out against violence and taking a proactive approach is important but what may even be more important is making people aware of the other side of the scale. That there is a great deal of opportunity to enhance peoples lives through positive actions proactively. Be aware though that self-preservation is a human right and protecting oneself is necessary, each individual should be prepared to do so in the uncertain times we face.

Obviously, in this instance with the three security guards standing there as a woman is beaten senselessly, relying on others is not always enough.

Take Charge of Your Life

There's no time better than now to start making your life better. So why not start now?

Realize you have a choice... that you have the ability, the attitude and the determination to change your life and change the world... Not choosing is a choice as well and only leads down a road to disappointment.