Greetings and hope all is well. Still a bit cold living in
the bush, but the sun is getting closer every day.
Internet costs continue being a challenge, so any
donations gratefully accepted but never expected.
As the blog/newsletter comes out twice a month,
that leaves a bit more time to scroll over the headlines
and art and then time to research more details as desired.
LIFESTYLE/ ARTS/ CULTURE/ ETC:
Amphibia activities planned for the week of
Burning Man - August 31 to Sept 7, 2009
The Mystical Oasis "Wellness Center"
Benefit Aug. 8th Austin Texas
"Healing the Earth, Healing Ourselves"
Mountain Herb Festival Kentucky Oct 1-4
Marijuana is Safer, So Why are We Driving
People to Drink? Read the Book.
Marijuana Has Anti-Cancer Properties
Is Big Pharma Trying to Take All the Fun out of Pot
International Association of Cannabis as Medicine
The Angel Declaration
The Legalise Cannabis Alliance
Native American Church Sues DEA over Sacramental
Use of Cannabis
Winds of Change Are Blowing in Washington -- Drug
Reforms Finally Move in Congress
Walter Cronkite on the Drug War
Walter Cronkite Knew a Failed War When He Saw One:
Vietnam and the War on Drugs
Al Franken's freaky past
With 'Med Pot' Raids Halted, Selling Grass Grows Greener
Drug czar: Feds won't support legalized pot
Agents seize $1.2 billion worth of pot in Calif.
California: Oakland Voters Approve Nation’s First
Marijuana Business Tax
Did Anti-Drug Propaganda Help Bring About a
Swiss Psychiatrist Fights Fear with LSD
Why Midwestern Small Towns Have Been Ravaged
by Meth Addiction
Ayahuasca as Cultural Heritage of Brazil
One Step Beyond - The Sacred Mushroom
Laura Huxley Letter
Gnostic Media news
Salvia on Schedule: Law, Medicine and a Hallucinogen
DID ANTI-DRUG PROPAGANDA HELP BRING
ABOUT A PSYCHEDELIC RENAISSANCE?
European Rainbow Gathering information
Hippies arrested after camping out on library roof
Ralph Metzner on Timothy Leary & Birth of A Psychedelic Culture
Cognition Factor - the Smart Movie interview
with Mike Kawitzky
GOD THE IMAGINATION by Paul Levy
Did People Create God, Rather Than the Other
Way Around? Read Book.
Sun Ra: Space is the Place (1974)-youtube
Is Freedom all it is cracked up to be?
Our friend Dietrich's blog on spiritual integration and freedom
Anandavala: Toward a System Theoretic Metaphysics
of the Nature of Reality
New swirled order (crop circle documentary 2009
Enoch and the crop circle
Believe in angels and soulmates?
Uncovering the other Dead Sea Scrolls
NEW RELEASE: Me & the Biospheres -- a Memoir by
the Inventor of Biosphere 2, John Allen. It was a pleasure
for me to read and strongly suggest you do so as well.
And as Ralph Metzner says:''An astonishing book.
More excellent books from Synergetic Press
Mysterious Giant Living Blob Near Alaska
Apollo Lunar Landing Videotape Mystery
How Bruce Lee changed the world
Rainy Night Radio Episode #5 from my friend Mike
Texas Psychedelic Rock and Sky Saxon tribute
My friend Chris Dyer's visionary art
Visionary Skateboards by Chris Dyer
"Forging Community Through Visionary Art." with Erik Davis
From our friend A.J. who presents an inspiring film
called Evolving Rhythms:
''It’s a movie about life. A movie about art, and music,
and dancing, and dreaming, and living, and loving, and
dying. It’s a movie about human potential, and a
vision for the future.''
Organic Awareness events focalized by my friend Bethezda
Vision for a sustainable world
The EU and MTV Team Up: Copenhagen Prelude to
get young people involved in the climate debate.
The first climate evacuation: what have we learnt?
Chickens In Suburbia: One Couple's Foray Into
COULD YOU SURVIVE WITHOUT MONEY?
MEET THE GUY WHO DOES
Here is an interesting article about
someone who has lived for the last 10
years for free living in a cave:
South Seas Plantation Fiji For Sale - Koro Island 806 acres
We'll be heading to Koro soon ourselves
Alicia Bay Laurel's latest blog
David Rovics is an inspiring musician, activist and friend.
Check out his latest tour schedule for Australia,
New Zealand and the US.
''In the face of unspeakable evil, is it even possible
for me to go too far?''
2009 Walk for Farm Animals--Kansas City
“Permanently Ban the Sale of Ivory”!
Who Owns Nature? New Report on Corporate
Concentration from ETC Group
After New Zealand Quake: Mumbai sees tallest
waves in 100 years
Massive quake moves NZealand closer to Australia - Yahoo! News
The PM & The Frog - Our friend Ruth shows Australia Still
Logging Old Growth Forests-youtube
Please Protect Southern Forests of Tasmania
An amazing theatrical trailer for a film about the Ecuadorian Amazon,
oil, and the largest lawsuit in the history of the world, CRUDE, can be
seen at the New York Times website
A century after Tesla: New power system spells
the end of wires
UAE Spirulina Farm First for Middle East
"Chinese experts grow live mice from skin cells"
Across the globe, teachers are sexually abusing and
beating up students. Help it stop.
Geriatric Crime Wave
Should Grown-Ups Be Drinking Milk?
Breastfeeding rates still low despite global education
Is Your Health Freedom Really Free?
Will Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap Continue to Defy
Selling Out to Corporate Culture?
Important Turmeric Benefits Revealed
A Kidney Stone's Natural Enemy #1
Victoria Boutenko of The Raw Family
Bacon Is a Food of Mass Destruction
Toxic Monsanto Wants to Patent World's Agriculture
& Why is Marijuana Illegal?
How Corporations are Controlling Our Food Supply:
"Seeds of Destruction"
Big Corporate Agriculture is Making Us Sick: Read
"Food Inc," Open Your Eyes
GMO Scandal: The Long Term Effects of
Genetically Modified Food on Humans
WHO forced vaccination and population agenda
Catacombs may be used to store bodies
of swine flu victims
PLEASE LISTEN &SAY NO TO MANDATORY
VACCINES!!THIS IS OUR OPPURTUNITY;
THIS IS OUR LIFE! -youtube
Startling New Evidence That The 'Swine Flu' Pandemic
Addicts may get flu drug first
Now Legal Immunity for Swine flu Vaccine Makers
Autism's Cause? Distraught Parents Blame Vaccines
Mosquito Vector Tests Complete Vaccine Delivery Confirmed
Drug groups to reap swine flu billions
Agencies to set up mass swine flu vaccinations
As MRSA gets worse, the FDA discovers antibiotic
abuse on factory farms
"A River of Waste: The Hazardous Truth
About Factory Farms"-film
Billions of People Expected to Die Under
Current Codex Alimentarius Guidelines
Chemtrail Planes Forced Down in India and Nigeria
US Reported In “Panic” After Chemtrail Planes Forced
Down In India, Nigeria Russian Military Analysts are reporting
in the Kremlin today that US Military Forces are “panicked”
over the forced landings ordered by Indian and Nigerian
Air Forces of two Ukrainian AN-124 aircraft [photo top left]
operated by the United States Air Force and based at their gigantic,
but secretive, Diego Garcia air base located in the Indian Ocean.
Reader: Are Chemtrails Being Sprayed to
Enable Aliens' Breathing?
The Battle at Dulce to Stop an Alien Breeding
Program Using Thousands of Young Women
Vampires, Women and Sex
Cheap Sex for the Saddle Sore: Berlin Brothel
Offers Cyclists' Discount
Sprite Blowjob Ad -- Have They Gone Too Far?-youtube
The Joy of Sex Toys: How Vibrators Stopped
Being 'Shameful' Secrets
Rise of Gonzo Porn Signals Cultural Apocalypse
I Don't Believe in Marriage -- Here's Why I (Grudgingly)
Got Married Anyway
Nudism Is the Way to Go
Woman accused of baby murder 'ate brain'
From Zombies to Porn: Top Five Weird Jobs
i Robot attacked Swedish factory worker
The starving of Gaza
"Israeli Apartheid" a New guide for Beginners"
India running terror camps for Baloch youths: Pakistan
Castro: USA must end Honduras intervention
Hundreds of sham marriages exposed in Australia
Welcome one and all to
"Uncle Ernie's Issues & Alibis."
Is Constant War the American Way?
The Insatiable American Thirst for Blood
Is Military Service Honorable?
When Killers Come Home
By Dave Phillips
Marquez's 3,500-soldier unit - now called the
4th Infantry Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team -
fought in some of the bloodiest places in Iraq,
taking the most casualties of any Fort Carson unit
by far. Back home, 10 of its infantrymen have been
arrested and accused of murder, attempted murder
or manslaughter since 2006. Others have committed
suicide, or tried to.
US Blackwater-Xe mercenaries spreads fear
in Pakistani town
Jimmy Carter: 'Stop abusing women in the
name of God'
US Escalates War Plans In Latin America
US Military: After Iraq, Latin America
Military Weighs Broad Use of Mercenaries
on Front Lines
Dallas: Into the Belly of the Beast
Oklahoma vets sue Halliburton
Three Good Reasons To Liquidate Our Empire
And Ten Steps to Take to Do So
By Chalmers Johnson
According to the 2008 official Pentagon inventory of our
military bases around the world, our empire consists of
865 facilities in more than 40 countries and overseas
U.S. territories. We deploy over 190,000 troops in 46
countries and territories.
Naomi Klein: Let's Put an End to Sarah Palin-Style Capitalism
"Idiot America" author Pierce lectures Shuster
about Liz Cheney & Idiots in U.S.
New Chris Hedges Book on How We Became the
National Enquirer Nation
Rachel Maddow Destroys Racist Pat Buchanan
FBI Arrests NJ Mayors, Rabbis
Washington Post Joins the Mainstream Media in
Embracing the Hate, Ripping on Obama and Clinton
Anarchism, Marxism, and Zapatismo
By Hans Bennett
The Big Takeover : Rolling Stone
Bad bridges passed up for stimulus cash
UnitedHealth Group Q2 Profit Jumps 155% (UNH)
Towards a Global Currency?
Towards the integration of the Dollar and the Euro?
World Prepares to Dump the Dollar
Federal Reserve has a 99 year term expiring in Dec. 21 2012
The Globalization of Poverty and the New World Order
Book by Michel Chossudovsky
Corporations Want to Own Your Mind
U.S. to provide $1 billion to hire cops
The NSA Is still Listening to You
Bush went away, but domestic surveillance overreach didn't.
By James Bamford
This summer, on a remote stretch of desert in central Utah,
the National Security Agency will begin work on a massive,
1 million-square-foot data warehouse. Costing more than
$1.5 billion, the highly secret facility is designed to house
upward of trillions of intercepted phone calls, e-mail messages,
Internet searches and other communications intercepted by
the agency as part of its expansive eavesdropping operations.
The Hidden History of 9-11
This is a must listen interview with Paul Zarembka
How much insider trading occurred in the days leading
up to 9/11? How compromised is the evidence against
alleged hijackers because of serious authentication
problems with a key Dulles Airport videotape? To what
extent does the testimony of more than five hundred
firefighters differ from official reports of what happened
at the World Trade Center buildings that day? How i
nseparably connected are Western covert operations
Facing the American World We Created
Obama, More Polished Than the Last Puppet
By Cindy Sheehan
Okay, so the United States of America has had a
new puppet regime for six months now. I was never so much
into giving Obama a "chance" and I think it's way past time
to call Obama and his supporters out, like we called Bush
and his supporters out. Our Presidents are merely puppets
for the Robber Class and Obama is no exception.
Dick Cheney's "Executive Assassination Ring".
Judge: Airlines can't question FBI in 9/11 suits
Bush Weighed Using Military in Arrests
The Police State Road Map
Homeland Security Complex Underway
Racist Web Posts Traced to Homeland Security
Obama Science Czar’s Plan To Sterilize Population
Through Water Supply Already Happening
Govt virus expert paid £116k by swine flu vaccine
Martial Law and the Militarization of Public Health:
The Worldwide H1N1 Flu Vaccination Program
Patrick Grimm: The Machine
The machine could not be more odious or more heart-sickening
than it has now become. It is a machine fueled by egalitarian
fairy tales and pipe dream pap.
Main Core, PROMIS and the Shadow Government
NWO and Walter Cronkite the Right Hand of Satan-youtube
Bohemain Grove Party on the Equinox
Break the TV habit it's all mind control-podcast
The Hollywood Death Machine and the loss of
George Reeves the original Superman
QUOTES FOR AUGUST 2:
Q. "Mr. President, have you approved of covert activity to destablise the present government of Nicaragua?"
A. "Well, no, we're supporting them, the - oh, wait a minute, wait a minute, I'm sorry, I was thinking of El Salvador, because of the previous, when you said Nicaragua. Here again, this is something upon which the national security interests, I just - I will not comment.": Ronald Reagan, former US President, Washington press conference, February 13th 1983, as quoted by John Pilger in 'Heroes'
"There is a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part; you can't even passively take part, and you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop. And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free and unless they're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!"
- Mario Savio (Berkeley, 1968)
The strongest passions and most dangerous weaknesses of the human breast; ambition, avarice, vanity, the honorable or venal love of fame, are all in conspiracy against the desire and duty of peace: James Madison
"The enemy aggressor is always pursuing a course of larceny, murder, rapine and barbarism. We are always moving forward with high mission, a destiny imposed by the Deity to regenerate our victims while incidentally capturing their markets, to civilise savage and senile and paranoid peoples while blundering accidentally into their oil wells.": John Flynn, 1944
"The American system is the most ingenious system of control in world history. With a country so rich in natural resources, talent and labour power the system can afford to distribute just enough wealth to just enough people to limit discontent to a troublesome minority. It is a country so powerful, so big, so pleasing to so many of its' citizens that it can afford to give freedom of dissent to the small number who are not pleased. There is no system of control with more openings, apertures, flexibilities, rewards for the chosen.
There is none that disperses its' control more complexly through the voting system, the work situation, the church, the family, the school, the mass media & none more successful in mollifying opposition with reforms, isolating people from one another, creating patriotic loyalty.": Howard Zinn, from 'A People's History of the United States,' first published 1981
"The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly...it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over.": Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Propaganda Minister
"The process [of mass-media deception] has to be conscious, or it would not be carried out with sufficient precision, but it also has to be unconscious, or it would bring with it a feeling of falsity and hence of guilt.... To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed, to deny the existence of objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality which one denies - all this is indispensably necessary.": George Orwell in the book 1984
Like the effect of advertising upon the customer, the methods of political propaganda tend to increase the feeling of insignificance of the individual voter: Erich Fromm, psychoanalyst and social philosopher, 1900-1980
This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector: Plato: Ancient Greek philosopher (428/427-348/347 B.C.)
(Q) Please explain for me what is meant by "soul-mate" . . .
(A) Those of any sect or group where there is the answering of one to another; as would be the tongue to the groove, the tenon to the mortise; or in any such where they are a complement one of another--that is what is meant by "soul-mate." Not that as from physical attraction, but from the mental and spiritual help.
Edgar Cayce Reading 1556-2
Political history is largely an account of mass violence and of the expenditure of vast resources to cope with mythical fears and hopes : Murray Edelman
Democracy don't rule the world, You'd better get that in your head; This world is ruled by violence, But I guess that's better left unsaid. : Bob Dylan : American folksinger, b.1941
You have to show violence the way it is. If you don't show it realistically, then that's immoral and harmful. If you don't upset people, then that's obscenity: Roman Polanski
Imagine that you are creating a fabric of human destiny
with the object of making men happy in the end, giving
them peace and rest at last, but that it was essential
and inevitable to torture to death only one tiny creature
and to found that edifice on its un-avenged tears, would
you consent to be the architect on those conditions?
Tell me, and tell the truth.
Until you have become really,
in actual fact, as a brother to everyone,
brotherhood will not come to pass.
War conducted for the benefit of the
very few, at the expense of the very many.
Major General Smedley Butler
Favorite Records./Musicians (1-50)
- Jimi Hendrix: Electric Ladyland
- Beatles: Sgt. Peppers
- Beatles: White Album
- Led Zeppelin: 1
- Rolling Stones: Let it Bleed
- Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon
- Rolling Stones: Exile on Main Street
- Led Zeppelin: 2
- Beatles: Revolver
- Jimi Hendrix: Are You Experienced
- Grateful Dead: Live '72
- Cream: Disraeli Gears
- Beatles: Abbey Road
- Big Brother/Janis: Cheap Thrills
- Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers
- Jeff Beck/Rod Steward: Faith
- Jimi Hendrix: Axis Bold As Love
- Grateful Dead: Anthem to the Sun
- Miles Davis: Bitches Brew
- Traffic: first one
- Doors: first one
- Rolling Stones: Satanic Majesties
- Ten Years After: Cricklewood Green
- Spirit: The Family That Plays Together
- Cream: Wheels of Fire
- Stepenwolf: first one
- Jefferson Airplane: After Bathing at Baxters
- Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour
- Traffic: Dear Mr. Fantasy
- Greatful Dead: Aoxoxo..
- Animals: Love Is
- Pink Floyd: Ungamunga
- Miles Davis: In a Silent Way
- Tim Buckley: Blue Melody
- Tim Leary/Jimi Hendrix: You Can Be Anyone
- Jefferson Airplane: Surrealistic Pillow
- Doors: Soft Parade
- Joe Cocker: first one
- Ravi Shankar: Monterey
- Rolling Stones: Beggars Banquet
- George Harrison: All Things Must Pass
- Doors: Strange Days
- Jimi Hendrix: Cry of Love
- Weather Report: I Sing the Body Electric
- Doors: Waiting for the Sun
- John Coltrane: My Favorite Things
- Grateful Dead: first
- Zappa: Hot Rats
- Traffic: Low Spark of High Heel Boys
- Jethro Tull: Aqualung
Favorite Records/Musicians (50-100)
- Tim Buckley: Greetings From LA
- Allman Brothers: Live At the Filmore
- Mahavishnu Orchestra: Birds of Fire
- John Mclaughlin: Love, Devotion and Surrender
- Santana: first
- Pink Floyd: BBC
- Led Zeppelin: Houses of the Holy
- Jimi Hendrix: Band of Gypsys
- Miles Davis: Bitches Brew Sessions/Another Bitches Brew
- Grateful Dead: (live from the 80's)
- Crosby Stills Nash and Young: deja vu
- Bob Dylan: Subterenean Homesick Blues
- Tim Buckley: Happy Sad
- Weather Report: second
- Santana/McLauglin: Love, Devotion and Surrender
- Bob Dylan: Hwy 61 Revisited
- Derek and the Dominoes: Layla
- David Crosby: If I Could Remember My Name
- Mahavishnu Orchestra
- Jimi Hendrix: Rainbow Bridge
- Led Zeppelin: III
- Pink Floyd: Shine on You Crazy Diamond
- Miles Davis: Live-Evil
- Grateful Dead: live 90's
- Beatles: Rubber Soul
- Miles Davis: Sketches of Spain
- Jimi Hendrix: Cry of Love
- Moody Blues: In Search of the Lost Chord
- Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour
- John Mclauglin: My Goal's Beyond
- Santana: Welcome
- Country Joe: Electric Music
- Pink Floyd: Pompei
- Moody Blues: Tomorrow
- Who: Tommy
- Stevie Wonder: Talking Book
- Jimi Hendrix: Midnight Lightning
- Frank Zappa: Us and Them
- Quicksilver: first one
- Spirit: Fresh Garbage
- Mothers of Invention: Only in it for the Money
- Joe Cocker: Mad Dogs and Englishman
- Bob Dylan: Another Side Of
- Cream: Fresh
- Yes: first
- Who: Live at Leeds
- Rolling Stones: High Tides
- Tim Buckley: Safronia
- King Crimson: Court of Crimson King
- Paul Butterfield-East West
- Jean Luc Ponty: Enigmatic Voyage
- Miles Davis: Seven Steps
- Shawn Philips: Faces
- Byrds: Notorious Bird Brothers
- Steppenwolf: Monster
- Raphael; Music to Disapear In 2
- Buffalo Springfield: Retrospect
- Neil Young: first
- Beatles: Let it Be
- Pink Floyd: Meddle
- Neil Young: Everybody Knows this is Nowhere
- Allman Brothers: Eat a Peach
- Frank Zappa: Apostrophe
- Miles Davis: Big Fun
- Neil Young: Zuma
- Miles Davis: Kind of Blue
- Doors: Morrison Hotel
- Soft Machine-first
- Grand Funk Railroad: Closer to Home
- Jefferson Starship: Blows Against the Empire
- John Luc Ponty: Tales of...
- Blind Faith
- Neil Young: Harvest
- Jefferson Airplane: Volunteers
- Eric Burdon and War
- Rolling Stones: Between the Buttons
- Jefferson Airplane: Bless Its Pointed Little Head
- Cream: Goodbye
- Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here
- Who: Who's Next
- Quicksilver: first
- Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young: 4 Way Street
- Tim Buckley: Happy/Sad
- Lauro Nyro: Christmas and the Beads of Sweat
- Spirit: Ice
- Shawn Phillips: Colaboration
- Rolling Stones: Only Rock and Roll
- Mahavishnu Orchestra: Inner Mounting Flame
- Pink Floyd: Animals
- Traffic: Last Exit
- Stevie Wonder: Talking Book
- Pink Floyd: Obscured by Clouds
- Jean Luc Ponty: Cosmic Messenger
- Steve Stills: first
- Bob Marley: Exodus
- Pink Floyd: Saucer Full of Secrets
- Traffic: Shoot Out at the Fantasy Farm
- It's A Beautiful Day: first
- Pete Townsend: Who Came First
- Mothers of Invention: Freak Out
- Doors: LA Woman