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have to send this message by itself without a newsletter as it might get
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to being able to listen to my radio show since it is on at awkward
hours based on time zones. There is a free program that I have
heard about that allows the recording of live streaming radio shows
such as mine and then you can listen to it whatever time is convenient.
Here is the program:
Link to my radio show live stream on wed nights
between 8-11 pm (Sydney time)
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Lots of articles again this issue and hopefully some of which are
interesting to all. The featured artist this time is Fred Weidmann
whose wonderful images appear on the top part of the bottom
section of the blog.
I have started using a breakdown of each of the sections of my
newsletter with this edition.
In the first section, I divide Lifestyle
into subsections High Consciousness, Arts, Science, Environment,
and Health. In the National Section I subdivided into War, Political,
Economic and Surveillance. Of course many of the articles don't fit
into any of such categorization, but in general, it could be an easier
approach to navigation.
The newsletter format allows for easier skimming of headlines
as well as for dial up in general. The blog is formatted such that
the articles appear in the middle part. On the right side are a column
of images and videos. Once you scroll down the right side column to
the end, the section of art starts with the most recent featured art first.
The quotes of the week and music articles of the week appear on the
bottom of this section as well.
LIFESTYLE/ CULTURE/ ARTS/ ETC:
Portugal Aug 18-25
2012 Tipping Point Gathering
Jan 22 to 24 and Mayan Site Expedition
Inner Paths Retreat with Shipibo shaman Guillermo Arevalo
April 26th - May 2nd 2010
Maha Kumbha Mela in Haridwar, India from Jan 2010
Tea As Soma pt. 1
Música Brasileira de Ayahuasca (Brazilian Ayahuasca Music)
Ayahusasca inspired art
Darpan and healing with ayahuasca
Scientists study possible health benefits of LSD and ecstasy
Soul Medicine: Ecstasy (MDMA) as Therapy
A PERFECT PILL: FROM NEURONS TO NIRVANA-film clip
The Neurology of Spiritual Experience
Inspiring a New Year
“I Channel in order to Dream ~ Inspiring Intuition…
The Genomic Bodhisattva
An Interview With David Pearce
New study: Brazil best for religious tolerance
Bolivia's Morales Says He Will Legalize
Small Coca Holdings
Gnostic Video entheogenic podcasts
10 Reasons the U.S. Military Should (Officially) Use Pot
R-Rated Pot -- Tame Meryl Streep Movie Got
Smacked with 'High' Rating
World's oldest marijuana stash totally busted
Britain bans 'legal high' drugs
Drug War Fact book
The Year on Drugs 2009: The Top Ten US Domestic
Drug Policy Stories
The Year on Drugs 2009: International Drug Policy Developments
Colorado resort legalises cannabis, but not on the ski slopes
'Let's not stop at marijuana legalization'
In the Beginning: The Birth of a Psychedelic Culture
An amusing little song
Midnite - Paygan Pay Gone
...every time you get pay, pay gone...youtube
Banking In The Pig-youtube
George Carlin On Drugs And Marijuana-youtube
Democracy in America - George Carlin youtube
"Republicans Stand for Raw Unbridled Evil"
Frank Zappa Magnet
David Spain is an ethical attorney, humanist, permaculturist,
sustainable community practitioner, neighbor and friend.
Read his solution to many of the economic problems that plague
backwards thinking and could provide the revenue for a healthier
economy and planet. This is a neat, elegant solution which adapts
the old Henry George ideas to modern times and which academics
have never been able to refute.
SITE REVENUE: KEY TO ECONOMIC SANITY
Octopus communicates with Psychedelic Color Language
WOODSTOCK * RAINBOW USA FLAG FRAUD
Nambassa was the counter culture festival in New Zealand as
was Woodstock in the US and Aquarius in Australia.
Organizer Peter Terry's site is full of excellent images
and stories of that time as well as inspirational, thought
provoking and clear insights on events today. Have a
look at his beautifuly updated site.
Hippies in New Zealand
Brainwaving-excellent articles on consciousness
Insight Course: Foreword
Fluid Intellingence and Transparency
2010 Predictions from . Beyond. Inspiring-youtube
My friend Chris Dyer's new film project
"Postive Creations" -youtube trailer
Jimi Hendrix - French documentary - Isle of Wight Festival RARE -
10/10/1970 - Interview
A Secret Masterpiece:
The Only Album "Bob Dylan" Ever Produced
Brian Auger-the fabulous music of
Jeff Beck-still making fine music
The Greening of Hip-Hop
Beautiful World - Wonderful World-youtube
Beautiful World - in existence-youtube
Beautiful World - Love Song-youtube
Beautiful World - Journey of the Ancestors
Save the World-youtube
John Lennon's Imagine (Deluxe Edition) :
A Personal Documentary
Happy Xmas (War Is Over) -
John Lennon-with contemporary
Solidarity Forever (Pete Seeger)-
Pete Seeger & Bruce Springsteen HQ "This Land is Your Land"
"We Are One" Obama Inaugural -youtube
Woody Guthrie- This Land Is Your Land-
"Look at the Birdie": Previously Unpublished Short
Stories of Kurt Vonnegut
Foolish People website opening portals to higher dimensions
Fred Weidmann's fantastic art realms
Claire Reid's fine tattoo artistry
New Year folklore
Hundreds of pagans turn up at Stonehenge for the
winter solstice... on the WRONG DAY
The Saturnalia of ancient Rome
UN Sponsored Poster Campaign Depicts Humans
As Evil Monsters
Secret Societies & Masonic Myths
ILLUMINATI MOTHER OF DARKNESS CASTLE
The murder of Rasputin
Pyramid hologram over Red Square-youtube
Arlene DeWinter's very nice site:
WINTERSPELLS: A Magical Life in Faery Witchcraft
Arlene's other site
Gothic Faery tales
History and Celestial Time
Left in the Dark
'The Biological Origins of the Fall From Grace'
Marla Frees Psychic, Medium and Spiritual Life Coach
A Hidden Universe
Has dark matter finally been detected?
Opening to the Infinite
NORTH MAGNETIC POLE MOVING EAST
DUE TO CORE FLUX
Become Green in 2010: The Whole Green Catalog,
Previously undiscovered ancient city found
on Caribbean sea floor
A Long Kept Secret For Generating Free Electricity is
Finally On The Open, And You'll Never Have To Pay A
Single Dime to the Power Company
"Introduction to an Orbo Electromagnetic Interaction
and free energy
Hitler reacts to Steorn's demo and launch of Orbo!-
Environmentalism in the Third Reich
Secret plan to save Earth from asteroid
Requiem for a Crowded Planet – What does the Failure
of Climate Talks mean?
High-Profile Activist's Arrest Fuels Fears of Police
Crackdown in Copenhagen
Copenhagen's Failure Belongs to Obama-
One Year Later, TVA Coal Ash Spill Problems
Still Far From Over
The Real Avatar Story: Indigenous People Fight to Save
Their Forest Homes From Corporate Exploitation
Fast track oil exploitation in Amazon
Biofuel Developments Set to Destroy Kenya's
Tana River Delta
BRAZIL SETS ASIDE VAST TRACTS OF RAINFOREST
TO PROTECT INDIGENOUS PEOPLE & LAND
EXTRACT GEOTHERMAL ENERGY MAY BE
Right Wing Whole Foods Chairman Gets His Wings Clipped
Tell Parents About Ringling's Treatment of Baby Elephants
More than 120 whales die in strandings
Are You in Favour of Banning Bullfighting
in Catalonia - PLEASE VOTE "SI!"
Top 5 Animal Rights Victories of 2009
Green stories of the decade
10 Most Famous "Medical Miracles" of All Time
70 Heartbreaking Stories From People Who Have Had
Their Lives Destroyed By H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine Side Effects
MORGELLONS : AN ENVIRONMENTAL SOURCE
Does Aspartame Cause Tumors and Pose Cancer Risks?
Could This 'Forbidden Medicine' Eliminate the Need for Drugs?
Can This Natural Hormone Actually Heal Brain
Injuries & Strokes?
How to Wipe Ten Years Off Your Face
Shrooms for health
Cancer drug: the other use for mistletoe
Avoid These 7 Foods and You're Off
To A Healthier New Year
There Are Natural Remedies For Thinning The Blood
Holistic emergency medicine protocol
Guess What? Casual Sex Won't
Make You Go Insane
Why I Quit Working in Porn
The 9 Strangest News Stories of 2009
Russia holding secret meetings to save
Earth from asteroid
The Moment Of Truth
By Fidel Castro
Syria will defend Iran if Israel attacks:
If Israel does attack Iran's nuclear facilities, it will
undoubtedly result in a regional war after Iran and Syria
signed a mutual defense agreement on Sunday.
MASSIVE COLD FRONT DESCENDS ON
EUROPE AFTER COP 15
Leaked Australian blacklist reveals banned sites
Is the Internet Filter Australia's Berlin Wall
EU/IMF Revolt: Greece, Iceland, Latvia
May Lead the Way
Group claims responsibility for Athens bombing
A radical anarchist group claimed responsibility Monday
(December 28th) for an explosion late Sunday near the buildings
of the National Bank of Greece and a big private insurance
company on a central boulevard in Athen
Global Warfare, Health and Finance:
The 2009 Legacy
Excellent in news reporting and commenting
Robert Freeman | The Real Top Ten Stories of the Past Decade
50% of All Food In U.S. is Wasted: Read a Book About It
and What to Do
Food Poisoning Blamed In Second Northwest Flight 253 Bomb Scare
Terminator 2009: Judgment Days in Copenhagen
Afghan Civilians Handcuffed And Killed By US
Occupation Forces: Report Western troops accused of
executing 10 Afghan civilians, including children
By Jerome Starkey In Kabul
American-led troops were accused yesterday of dragging innocent
children from their beds and shooting them during a night raid
that left ten people dead.
Yemen: Pentagon’s War On The Arabian Peninsula
THE FORGOTTEN WAR IN YEMEN--US FIGHTERS
POUND SA'ADA, KILL 120
Jimmy Carter | Gaza Must Be Rebuilt Now
End Of The Year: U.S. Recruits Worldwide For Afghan War
"Accountability For War Crimes is Imperative":
An Interview With Cindy Sheehan
Congress Invested in Defense Contracts
Hooked on the War Economy
Woodstock's Dirty Secret
By LAURIE KIRBY
Today, Made-In-Woodstock components fly F-15s and F-16s and
Apache attack helicopters over Iraq, rumble through Afghanistan
in Bradley tanks, fire warheads from rocket launchers, and prowl
the oceans in nuclear submarines.
Americans Are Hell-Bent on Tyranny
Paul Craig Roberts
Here in Great Moral America we only hold accountable celebrities
and politicians for their sexual indiscretions. Tiger Woods is
paying a bigger price for his girlfriends than Bush or Cheney will
ever pay for the deaths and ruined lives of millions of people.
2010: U.S. To Wage War Throughout The World
World's Sole Military Superpower's 2 Million-Troop,
$1 Trillion Wars
By Rick Rozoff
With a census of slightly over 300 million in a world of almost
seven billion people, the U.S. accounts for over 40 percent of officially
acknowledged worldwide government military spending with a population
that is only 4 percent of that of the earth's. A 10-1 disparity.
A Super Power Of Near Demonic Dimensions
Prof Noam Chomsky
Ridding America Of The Warmongers
By Sherwood Ross
America today is a warfare state, the most powerful ever, and its leaders
lie when they claim that small countries half way around the world with
$5 billion annual military budgets represent a threat to Washington,
which spends roughly $800 billion a year for war. That's more, by the way,
than the $780 billion all 50 state governments combined collected
in 2008 to run the country.
Something's Not Right Here
By Bill Moyers - Mat Taibbi - Robert Kuttner
Truth is, our capitol's being looted, republicans are acting like the
town rowdies, the sheriff is firing blanks, and powerful Democrats in
Congress are in cahoots with the gang that's pulling the heist. This is
not capitalism at work. It's capital. Raw money, mounds of it, buying
politicians and policy as if they were futures on the hog market.
"Nobel Peace Prize Winner Barack Obama, is Preparing for
War in South America"; Interview with Eva Golinger
UNDER THE RADAR OBAMA PUSHES
FOR PATRIOT ACT RENEWAL
A Ripple of Hope from the Past
Gallup Poll: 44 Percent Of Americans Want Bush Back
By Dan Carter
A new Gallup poll found that President Obama's approval
rating continues to dip. But the poll also uncovered a much
more disturbing fact: 44 percent of Americans would be
happier with George W. Bush back in the White House.
My, how quickly we forget.
The Ten Worst Nightmares Bush Inflicted on America
The Top Ten Years of This Decade
The Ten Most Influential Progressives
10 Greediest People of 2009
America is not a Democracy
By Noam Chomsky
America is not a democracy, nor was it intended to be.
Welcome to Orwell's World 2010
By John Pilger
In Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell described a superstate
called Oceania, whose language of war inverted lies that "passed
into history and became truth. 'Who controls the past', ran the
Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present
controls the past'.
Michael Moore's 'Capitalism: A Love Story
Velvet Revolution-activism news
Settlers torch Palestinian property, uproot trees
Holocaust Survivor Stages Hunger Strike for Gaza
One Day We'll All Be Terrorists
By Chris Hedges
This corruption of our legal system, if history is any guide,
will not be reserved by the state for suspected terrorists, or
even Muslim Americans. In the coming turmoil and economic
collapse, it will be used to silence all who are branded as
disruptive or subversive.
Celebrating the birth of history's most famous Liberal
While You Were Sleeping… The Economy Collapsed
How Banks Fleece the Unemployed
2010 Food Crisis Means Financial Armageddon
Big Money Vs. the Health of the American People.
You Can Only Buy Them Off to Get It.
The Hidden Scandal of American Hunger
Hillary Clinton offers climate aid to poor countries—
with strings attached
Don't Let the Senate Sneak Offshore Drilling Into
the Climate Change Bill ! TAKE ACTION !
Arundhati Roy's Fiercely Brilliant, Thought-Provoking
"Field Notes on Democracy"
JFK Calls for a Revolution-
War is a Racket & the Attempted Overthrow
of FDR by Wall Street
Harry S. Truman's warning to America: Limit
CIA Role To Intelligence
LOS ALAMOS NUKE LAB BLEW UP
BUILDING WITH CANNON
Top Secret Weapon Developed by CIA Causes Heart Attacks
RUSSIANS CONFIRM SCIENTISTS
MANIPULATED CLIMATE DATA
The Pentagon Launches Plan to Master Lightning
Army Again Turns to Depleted Uranium
for New Weaponry
Obama's Bioweapons Program
The Hidden Bombing of WTC 6
Israel did 9/11, ALL THE PROOF IN THE WORLD!!
A New Radio Program for Amerika - The Smoking Gun
UN Chief: We Will Impose Global Governance
Rothschild Agents Take 10 Key Posts In
Administration of Rookie President
Are Presidents Afraid of the CIA?
Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others,
even to the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble,
it's a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
"If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another." - Tenzin Gyatso, The 14th Dalai Lama quotes (Dalai Lama, b.1935)
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." Jimi Hendrix
"If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace." - John Lennon
"This focus on money and power may do wonders in the marketplace, but it creates a tremendous crisis in our society. People who have spent all day learning how to sell themselves and to manipulate others are in no position to form lasting friendships or intimate relationships... Many Americans hunger for a different kind of society -- one based on principles of caring, ethical and spiritual sensitivity, and communal solidarity. Their need for meaning is just as intense as their need for economic security." : Michael Lerner
"Now my friends, I am opposed to the system of society in which we live today, not because
I lack the natural equipment to do for myself but because I am not satisfied to make
myself comfortable knowing that there are thousands of my fellow men who suffer for t
he barest necessities of life. We were taught under the old ethic that man's business
on this earth was to look out for himself. That was the ethic of the jungle; the ethic of
the wild beast. Take care of yourself, no matter what may become of your fellow man.
Thousands of years ago the question was asked; ''Am I my brother's keeper?'' That
question has never yet been answered in a way that is satisfactory to civilized society.
Yes, I am my brother's keeper. I am under a moral obligation to him that is inspired,
not by any maudlin sentimentality but by the higher duty I owe myself. What would
you think me if I were capable of seating myself at a table and gorging myself with
food and saw about me the children of my fellow beings starving to death." -
Eugene V. Debs: - 1908 speech
" I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table
of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights." -
Bishop Desmond Tutu:
"Fear is not the natural state of civilized people". - Aung San Suu Kyi:
"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the
argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.": William Pitt - (1759-1806)
British Prime Minister (1783-1801, 1804-06) during the French Revolutionary
and Napoleonic wars. - Source: Speech, House of Commons, 18 November 1783
"There are some things the general public does not need to know, and shouldn't.
I believe democracy flourishes when the government can take legitimate steps
to keep its secrets and when the press can decide whether to print what it knows"
The late Katharine Graham, owner of the Washington Post
The foulest damage to our political life comes not from the 'secrets' which they
hide from us, but from the little bits of half-truth and disinformation which they
do tell us. These are already pre-digested, and then are sicked up as little
gobbits of authorised spew. The columns of defence correspondents in the
establishment sheets serve as the spittoons.: E.P. Thompson, British historian
PUNMASTER MUSIC ARTICLES:
VERY SADLY, GUITARIST JAMES GURLEY DIES AT 69 (Dec. 20, 2009)
Lead guitarist of Big Brother and the Holding Company, James Gurley passed away in a Palm Springs hospital Sunday after a heart attack, just shy of his 70th birthday.
JIMMY PAGE TO RELEASE NEW MUSIC
2010 will be a big year for Jimmy Page fans because the Led Zeppelin guitarist revealed he plans to debut some new music in the new year. In an interview with Sky News, the rocker said, “Next year, I have every intention of playing music live and making it – manifesting it… I’ve got the music waiting. It just needs to be done. So that’s it. That’s what I’ll be doing.” Check out video footage from the interview at News.Sky.com.
THIS DAY IN MUSIC HISTORY - DECEMBER 21
In 1957…The production chief of Paramount Studios petitioned the army to defer Elvis Presley’s induction by two months so “The King” could finish filming King Creole. When Presley himself made the request, the draft board agreed. The board then came under fire from those protesting Presley’s special treatment.
In 1963…The Beatles performed their first Christmas show at the Gaumont Theatre in Bradford, England.
In 1964…Ode to a High Flying Bird, a picture book tribute to Charlie Parker by Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, was published in England.
In 1967…The Rolling Stones album, Their Satanic Majesties Request, was released. The album reached number two in the American album chart, below The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour.
In 1967…The Beatles held a costume party at London's Royal Lancaster Hotel to celebrate their Magical Mystery Tour film's transmission on the BBC.
In 1968…Crosby, Stills and Nash performed together in public for the first time.
In 1968…In Memphis, Tennessee, Janis Joplin gave her first solo performance.
In 1970…Elvis Presley went to the White House to volunteer his services to President Nixon on fighting the nation's drug problems. He gave Nixon a chrome-plated Colt .45 and the President gave Elvis a Narcotics Bureau badge.
In 1972…Ray Jackson died after suffering burns in a fire at his home. He was 31. The Memphis guitarist wrote the hits "Who's Makin' Love" and "I Don't Want to Be Right."
In 1974…At The Rainbow Theatre in London, Bad Company was joined for a jam onstage by Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin. The group performed B.B. King’s “Rock Me Baby.”
In 1978…Rod Stewart settled out of court with drummer Mickey Waller, who claimed he was not paid royalties for his work on 1974's Smiler album.
In 1979…California Governor Jerry Brown held a fundraiser at the San Diego Sports Arena with performances from The Eagles, Chicago and Brown's girlfriend, Linda Ronstadt.
In 1989…Carlos Santana became the proud father of Angelica Faith.
In 1992…David Crosby was a guest on the ABC sitcom Roseanne.
In 1992…Blues guitarist Albert King died from a heart attack in Memphis.
In 1996…Tony Bennett was rushed to a hospital and underwent an emergency operation for an erupted hernia. Bennett was just arriving at the White House for a holiday dinner with President Bill Clinton when he fell ill.
In 2003…Starsailor wrapped up their Silence is Easy European tour with a show in Belfast. The U-K rockers performed John Lennon's "You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away" and "Jealous Guy."
In 2005…A report by Human Rights Watch claimed the music of Eminem and Dr. Dre was used to torture detainees at a secret CIA-run prison near Afghanistan.
In 2005…Sir Elton John married his longtime partner David Furnish at a civil union service in Windsor, England.
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