Over the years I've learned the first step to enlightenment is to first ask a good question! This is a collection of 12 questions I think are pertanent to living in the world today. Some of this information has led to blogs on various topics but I do believe this might make it easier for one to find the information most important to them.
One caveat: I am not all knowing, so I do try my best to research a topic beyond the first claim but if I were to add every link I've used would probably lead to a spiderweb of information that would confuse everyone. Thus I have tried to be brief and to the point of adding information that is the most interesting, provocative and yet informing. Some of these people providing the information could be considered questionable... the main stream being the most questionable of all. The idea is to hopefully provide a beginning to opening the reader's mind to the possibilities.
Finally, this is a work in progress! Forgive me for not coming to a conclusion.
My twelve questions: I may change the order... or the questions as I learn more or get feedback.
1. Why does the corporate world use the US government to stifle competition, enhance their business and in general make life miserable? (Miserable people are allot better customers when your selling happiness)
The simple answer is... because they can. It's my view that practically everything the government does is essentially a welfare program for one interest or another. Whether it be foreign aid, the military, the various agencies... it's all welfare.
Understanding the ADA and why it’s just another disaster that the government loves.
2. How do I get out of the Rat Race and becoming independent?
In my view, the "Rat Race" is an illusion used to keep people running on the treadmill and not thinking critically. What people spend a majority of their time earning money for is actually things they don't need but have been programmed to want. And one thing most people don't realize is taxes are what they are working most for. Not just income taxes but also embedded taxes and of course the invisible tax, inflation.
This is something that is more difficult the more one learns especially when people find out about the corrupt nature of the monetary system. It is my view that our monetary system is a religion. The world's most popular religion! Getting away from that is not that easy!
3. How do we solve the many Health care problems?
My comments: This one isn't as hard as the media and the industry would have people believe. It's really a created disaster (they seem to be good at those). I would say there's a few things everyone should absolutely do to dramatically improve their health.
Reduce Stress (Stress could contribute to as much as 90% of hospital visits)
Eat better (The Beautiful Truth - eating good nutritious food will solve most disease and sickness)
Get out of the third payer trap (If you don’t care how much it costs your screwed)
Find Alternatives (The main stream medical system doesn’t make money unless people are sick)
Get some Sleep (A good night’s sleep rejuvenates the body… but few get it)
3.1 Why is stress so bad for you?
National Geographics Stress: Portrait of a Killer - Video (50 min)
My comments: In my opinion stress may be the worst thing we can do to ourselves. Although be exposed to a harmful environment and toxins isn't good. Stress may be the real activator that puts it all in motion. An excellent, eye opening introduction to why. (even for the main stream media)
Indigestion? Ever heard of Zinc-Carnosine?
Stress - Gardening! (Article: Permaculture College Australia)
3.4 Fibromiagia cure…
3.5 Sleep and why it’s so important
Having trouble sleeping? Try Cherry Juice! Article
Interesting new findings
The "Sleep Mistake" - Article 33 Secrets for a Good Nights Rest
The New Biology - From Victim to Master Video(8 min)
Health is a Choice Video (6 min) Are you aware of your health bank account? Some things you do are deposits and some are withdrawals.
4. Is the modern global marketplace dangerous to me? Am I poisoning myself?
…Eat better! Live better! Feel better!
Radiation and what you can do about it -Article and video
11 Vitamins, Herbs and Food that detox radiation - Article
When it comes to Health knowledge, Doctors are surprisingly ignorant
Psychiatrics kills - Video (1 of 2 8 min) Part 2 (5 min)
My comments: The DSM and Psychology is basically quackery. And effectively is a boondoogle for the pill pushers.
Bad drugs - (Article) sott.net
Psychopharmacology… Pumping drugs into the depressed only makes them worse (mentally ill) - (Article w/ video 18min)
Dental Fillings - Poison! Article(w/video)
Medically caused Death in America - Article
The American Red Cross Double Cross - Article
Principles of Vaccination (website)
Death by Doctoring: the $200 billion scam. Cancer treatment kills most of the people that die of “Cancer” (article)
Food: (go to Mercola.com or naturalnews.com)
Cans and Plastic Containers - Contaminates food with BPA (a synthetic estrogen hormone)
Morgan Spurlock: Raw for 30 days - It’s amazing how much the food you eat can change your health - Video (8 min)
Food an Overview and why eating some of these things just twice a week, can add 10lbs to the average person. Article w/ Video (3min)
My comments: Allot of the food, fast food and what we buy in the supermarket has processed all the good qualities out. In some cases, we might be better off not eating at all.
These foods are a massive waste of money - Blog
Nutrition and Physical Degeneration - a book
And the review
Toxins in the food supply… you may be addicted to them
Bugs being put into food
Fluoride in the water is very bad (website)
Processed foods- Can too much salt be bad for you?
Too much salt is very bad for You
Butter and Margarine:
Margarine is a Non-food. Only humans are foolish enough to eat it.
Magarine is grey grease that may cause heart disease. (article)
Butter with fire retardant for flavor - Article
Some truth and fiction regarding margarine and butter
More bad stuff about margarine
Milk…It does a body bad Video (8 min) A book - Milk ..A Deadly Poison
28 Things you should know about Milk Video (4min)
My comments: A vegetarians view of Milk. I'm not on that bandwagon but it does make some good points.
Phosphoric acid in soda erodes tooth enamel just like battery acid
Caffeine may not be good for you (article)
HFCS a soft-kill weapon
HFCS High Fructose Corn Syrup
Sugar. The bitter truth. Video (90 min)
My comments: This video is long but truly amazing information for anyone who has trouble with weight as well as anyone else. The biochemistry of what goes on inside the body... it's not just diet and exercise!
Another artificial sweetner bites (Sunette or Sweet One)
Aspartame makes you fat and depressed (article)
When it says diet, just remove the T
Aspartame puts the “Die” in diet.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVrTKxTpZWY&feature=player_embedded (Video:8 min)
http://www.foodmatters.tv/_webapp/Aspartame_-_Is_the_sweet_taste_worth_the_harm (Article and Video)
Pregnant women should avoid Aspartame 78% increase in premature birth, ring up the profits for the medical industrial complex!
If you thought Sadam was a monster for gasing his own people… just wait til you hear about Rumsfeld (Mr. Aspartame)
Aspartame - How a nerve poison became food (website)
Processed Meats are very bad for you... Lookout for Sodium Nitrate Monosodium glutamate (Article)
Eating Healthier isn't as easy as you may think:
What to eat and how to eat to eat healthier (This doesn’t take into consideration GMO)
7 Foods so unsafe even Farmers won't Eat - Article
Top 10 Worst Foods Video (10 min)
20 Worst Restaurant Meals Article
12 Dangerous ingredients and alternatives
Six foods to stay away from
Five deceptive “Diet” foods to stay away from
Swimming Pools - Swimming in bleach is not good for you
"Anti-bacterial" could be very very bad for you. Triclosan
"Anti-bacterial" items contain bad stuff
Plastic not fantastic - Article: Scientific American
My Comments: Although I don't see this risk as large as others. I do believe it adds to the a riskier environment than necessary. The fact that everything these days is in plastic should be of concern though. I noticed when in Australia that all the juices and milk were either in glass or paper containers. Unlike America where you can't find anything in those.
Plastics leach phthalates into the product these phthalates ‘feminise’ males and sterilize them - Article BBC
The Disappearing Male - Video (44 min) Canadian Documentary
My Comments: I was up in Canada and happened to turn this on while in the hotel room. I was truly amazed and found a link which I sent to my friends back in the USA. However, they were unable to open it. My first experience with censorship in America. In regard to the material, it's amazing how many chemical compounds we are exposed to in our daily existence. One component is phthalates which may be chemically altering the ability of men to conceive children and for male children to develop. There's allot more to this story!
The Disappearing Male -Canadian version
Cell phone radiation and Your Health - Not as convenient as you may think - Video (43 min)
My Comments: Cell phones may be very dangerous to an individual. The microwave energy has been proven to be dangerous and several studies have indicated that indeed there is risk. Especially to children. The phone company's actions with warnings in the fine print should give everyone pause.
Candles - Article
Air-Freshners - Article
Study Links Receipts, Cash to Cancer and Obesity - Article
My Comments: Shopping Could be allot more dangerous than you may imagine. Handling cash and receipts could expose you to a dangerous chemical.
Is Wi-Fi frying our brains? Article
My Comments: I don't know what to think about this one but I thought I'd make people aware there could be a problem.One might do their own investigation and see what the effects on plants. If you have two similar plants put one close to the wi-fi and one on the other side of the house (as long as they get similar treatment and sun) one should be able to see. Is Wi-Fi killing trees? Here's a possible solution Lights that transmit data
John Lott: More Guns, Less Crime Video (54 min)
My comments: "Security" is a major concern for Americans but this video points out much of this has been created by the government policies and laws taking responsibility for security away from people. Did you know pilots used to be required to carry handguns? No one ever hijacked a plane while that policy was in effect! When we give up our responsibilities to the government, don't be surprised when they fail to keep their promises! Many great statistics that show people, the population, with guns are the best deterrent to crime. Who gets screwed when permits are required? Poor blacks in high-crime areas.
5. What is Love? And where is it?
My comments: Gandhi has some really interesting things to say on this. I like something that I'm not sure where I heard it but it goes "Love is the absence of fear!" I tend to believe that and if one does grasp that, then love can be everywhere. Here's some words to describe love as I understand it.
"Where there is love, there is life." ~ Gandhi
"Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit." ~ Peter Ustinov
"Love is metaphysical gravity." ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
One thing I will also point out is the misrepresentation of "love" in our culture. The powers that be, through movies, advertising, tv, religion, etc... have attached certain expectations to "love" to try and redefine it and obfuscate the real meaning and power that people can tap into. It's another attempt to continue the misery, redirect the wants and needs and drive a wedge between people. I would classify the modern form of marriage as one of the greatest expectations used but there are many more. The more unattainable and impossible "love" becomes the more power they have to control and leach from people.
When it come to pointing it out in relationships this might be the book that puts that all together:
Toxic Love- the Dysfunctional, Addictive, Cultural Norm by Robert Burney MA
"True Love is not a painful obsession. It is not taking a hostage or being a hostage. It is not all-consuming, isolating, or constricting. Unfortunately the type of love most of us learned about as children is in fact an addiction, a form of toxic love."
Expressing one's love using NVC - (Video)
Stephan Molyneux has also put together a few books on relationships that are rather interestion as well and they can be found on the internet free!
Real time Relationships: The Logic of Love
6. How do I know what is the illusion and what is real? How do I start thinking differently?
They Live (a slight introduction to the hidden subconscious messages to you) - Video (5min)
My comments: Just leave the aliens out of this and consider the signs, billboards and magazines. Many of the things we want and need are programmed into us.
Turning off the traffic lights - Video (5 min)
My comments: Some of the problems we face... we don't even realize we have them. We just accept them as the way things are.
The Century of Self - Video(1 of 4, 58 min)
My comments: This BBC video is a wealth of knowledge on the modern experiment in advertising. How advertising sells a feeling rather than a product. In effect they are selling happiness and it's something they can sell over and over again. This is 4 hours long in it's entirety but something I would highly recommend viewing.
What you've been missing Exposing the noble lie - Video (1 of 10 15min)
The Web Brain Critical Thinking removed from Education
7. What should I have known long ago?
The noble lie
Tragedy and Hope by Carroll Quigley online book summary (pub. 1966)
My comments: If you want a little peak into the ruling class... this gives one some solid information on the means and the methods. Carroll Quigley was one of Bill Clinton's powerful influences. A man that explains this very well is Dr. Stanley Monteith Brotherhood of Darkness Video (1 of 10 10 min) Around part 7 he mentions how the environmental movement will be useful as a religion and implementing the New World Order. This was a presentation in 1997!
Murder by Injection: Estace Mullins - Video (1of 3 10min)
My Comments: Just to be clear, I tend to believe most in the medical industry are 'useful idiots',. They know no better. They have been indoctrinated into a system that has been corrupted. This is just one of many videos, but some of the things I find very useful in this one is the discussion about homeopathic and allopathic techniques in medicine, the monopolistic tendencies of medicine, and the ties to the cost of medicine and the insurance industry. This interview was conducted in the early 1990's, and to look back... it's hard to not acknowledge the foresight this gentleman had.
The Beautiful Truth - Video
He who controls the money creation controls what people get paid for (Why the direction of the World has been corrupted and controlled)
Money as Debt - Video(47 min)
My comments: This is something every child should know as well as every adult. Unfortunately few people have a clue. Our money is not money but debt.
From Freedom to Fascism - Video(109min)
My comments: This is one of the classics! Are Americans required to pay income taxes? Watch!
The Secret of Oz - Video (110 min)
My comments: I'm sure everyone has seen the "Wizard of Oz" but few know that it's all about monetary policy. "Americans are being robbed blind yet none of them know whose doing the robbing."
Robert Kiyosaki: The New Rules of Money - Video (7 parts 60 min)
My comments: If you have money in your pocket you better know these rules! Although I used to think of Robert Kiyosaki as just another info-mercial maven I finally started listening and to my surprise, he had it right! Secrets of the Rich Part II
The non-profit foundations are Un-American - Video (52 min)
My comments: G.Edward Griffin interviews Norman Dodd in 1982. Norman was a well connected individual with connections to banking leadership during the Great Depression and a Congressional investigation into these interests in the 1950's. This is an astounding interview that talks about everything from the motivations of War to the manipulation of the government for what most would label "evil".
Robert Shaw on Agenda 21 Video/Audio ( 1 of 2 11min)
Freedom Advocates - website
My Comments: Agenda 21 How the globalist intend to take this country down. Agenda 21 was signed by George HW Bush in 91.
The British System of "Free Trade" - Video (1 of 2 10min)
My comments: This video is questionable but it does point out some interesting facts about the British system which people would call "Globalization". This system was set up to control colonies by taxing and subsidizing certain industries, not for the benefit of the people but for the benefit of the elite. Because they each had to rely on each other, they were dependent on the British empire. It's really no different today. I have real reservations about Lincoln and Hamilton in regards to their contributions but I'll reserve that for another day. LaRouche would be considered a socialist.
The Story of your Enslavement - Video (13 min)
My comments: This is a bit bleak but a very interesting view of the world we live in. As long as we are willing to attack each other we are controllable. “To see the farm is to leave it” explained (about of 5 min in)
Trivium Education - website
School Sucks - podcast (Episodes I highly recommend-the first 30 or so... 41,62)
FreeDomain Radio - website/podcast/youtube
Complete Liberty - website- podcast
83 uses for Baking soda
8. How to start working less and getting more!
The Four Hour Work Week
Why Work Sucks and How to Change it (ROWE is just one commercial version)
9. How to win at fantasy football
(Shhh… Don’t play!)
10. How can one stop wasting time? What are the time wasting activities and which aren't?
Do what exciting to you and never mind how much time it takes.
11. Why good people don’t succeed and why bad people do?
Saul Alinsky for Teachers - Article:
My Comments: Another method to finding people willing to do the dirty work. And the mental exercises to allow people to rationalize their effort.
Joel Skousen The Darkside of America Video (3 parts 35 min)
My Comments: How the CIA finds controllable people. The methods to finding people willing to do the dirty work.
The Five Steps to Tyranny - Video (59 min)
My comments: This is an amazing documentary that demonstrates how people can be manipulated into becoming evil and doing evil. Something everyone should be aware of.
The Hegelian Dialectic
12. Why people don’t change?
An Intro to The Bomb in the Brain Video (1:00 in (3 min for the main point))
My comments: Once someone understands that Trama leads to Brain Disfunction which leads to Ideology which leads to the circle of evidence and reason supporting that ideology… the next step is finding someone to trust (therapy). Thus when people are segregated by the fact that they can’t trust anyone they are forever lost.
If we look at trust and trustworthiness as a part of ourselves as important as an arm or a leg… then when we are encouraged to get ahead by lying by accepting we are in effect severing.. Amputating that body part. This puts us in a position of helplessness to ourselves and others.
13.What is Wisdom?
My comments: Over my 40+ years I have always been a thinker. I'm not sure why or what happen that left me with this affliction but I've always been presented with the time to think and reflect on what is the meaning to it all. In my mind I've always been a seeker of wisdom and somewhere in my head was an image of myself, maybe my future self, as an wise old man being consulted from time to time on the secrets to life. Thus, I went after the answers... I needed to be prepared for that day! Before I go patting myself on the back for all my fine work, l still have much to learn...
There are so many things I have found to be valuable. So many gems I've found in the rough. Characters I've met along the way holding onto a nugget of wisdom far from the scholars or the institutions of learning. These are truly my favorites. But to be brief the main lesson I have learned is simplicity. The more complicated something is... the more potential flaws it has.The second thing I've noticed is the wisdom of the ages... some of those simple things have been around for a long time... yet somehow people can't help but overlook them. It's like the fellow who frantically is looking for his hat... and the more he looks the more distressed he becomes... yet when he finally gives up and says..." TO HELL WITH IT!!" He realizes the hat has been on his head the whole time.
These golden nuggets and precious gems of wisdom are just sitting around waiting to be rediscovered... in some places very well known (like a natural resource) while in others, not a soul grasps it.
So I suppose I'll start there... with some favorites right out of the lips of people's mouths. Language.
Sic transit gloria mundi - Latin - Worldly thing are fleeting or thus passes the glory of the world. (glory is fleeting)
veni, vide, vici - Latin - I came, I saw, I conquered
savoir-faire - French - the ability to do and say the right thing at the right time, tact
quid pro quo - Latin - something for something, an equal exchange
in vino veritas - Latin - in wine there is truth
caveat emptor - Latin - let the buyer beware
carte blanche - Latin - unresticted power to act on one's own
dolce vita - Italian - the good life
carpe diem - Latin - seize the day
Wanderjahr - German - a year or period of travel, exploring
Non serviam - Latin - "I will not serve"
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. ~Oscar Wilde 1905