Tuesday, September 24, 2019
I learned a great deal about my shadow side from my friend, psychiatrist Dr. Robert F. Slattery, MD.
Bob helped me understand that all of us have hidden facets of ourselves which are painful to confront and own. Often, we are ashamed of our actions and even our thoughts. Too, we unconsciously imprison hurtful memories in the deepest, darkest caverns of our minds.
Then, one day, something frees them and forces us to confront those hidden terrors.
The New York Times Magazine 1619 Project is one of those unanticipated, mind-freeing, shackles-breaking, uncontrollable happenings that will help us discover and hopefully deal with our national shadow self. Please read the PDF below and watch the two interviews.
I promise you will free your mind.
For the complete 1619 Project – a free PDF – please go here.
The 1619 Project details the legacy of slavery in America
Four hundred years ago this month, the first enslaved people from Africa arrived in the Virginia colony. To observe the anniversary of American slavery, The New York Times Magazine launched The 1619 Project to reframe America’s history through the lens of slavery. The project lead, reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones, joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.
The 1619 Project: A Nation Born in Contradiction, a Democracy Defined by Black Struggle
Monday, September 23, 2019
Have you wondered why the UAW has gone on strike?
Here’s one good reason: Eliminating GM’s two-tiered pay system that permanently ensures new hires will be paid less for the same work as older UAW members.
Do you want to resuscitate the American middle class? Well, then, we cannot permit GM, and other OEMs, to continue creating a permanent underclass.
Ending Temp Work Is at Center of Auto Workers Strike
September 20, 2019
Auto Worker Jessie Kelly talks about the oppression of being a temp worker, how it keeps workers impoverished & works to diminish unions.
Friday, September 20, 2019
Millions of young people around the world are making their voices heard in support of dramatic climate action. Their combined hope is to spark their nation's adults into action.
God be with you!
I waited until late in the day to see how U.S. corporate media covered the story. What did you see and hear today?
I saw, like all of the most important issues we face today, this earth-saving story, driven by the youth of the world, being downplayed and ignored.
Here's the story...
From Sydney To San Francisco, Millions Are Striking For Global Climate Action, Nick Visser and Marina Fang, huffpost.com, 20 Sept 2019.
"The global climate strike began early Friday in Australia and countries across Asia and the Pacific, and continued in Europe and Africa.
By midmorning, protesters in the Eastern U.S. and Midwest gathered for some of the approximately 800 protests planned across the country."
Bob Marley - Get Up Stand Up Live In Dortmund, Germany - 13 June 1980
Thursday, September 19, 2019
|Structure of a typical neuron.|
Lucky because literally everyday researchers throughout the world are making spectacular discoveries. Unlucky… well, you know… our political leaders and corporate CEOs are psychopaths.
Here’s today’s reason to be happy:
“Scientists have developed a compound that successfully promotes rebuilding of the protective sheath around nerve cells (myelin ) that is damaged in conditions such as multiple sclerosis.
New compound promotes healing of myelin in nervous system disorders, Oregon Health & Science University, Neuroscience / medicalxpress.com, 6 Sept 2019.
For the past decade, an international team of researchers led by OHSU has been working to develop a compound that neutralizes the hyaluronidase in the brains of patients with MS and other neurodegenerative diseases, thereby reviving the ability of progenitor cells to mature into myelin-producing oligodendrocytes.
The study published today describes a modified flavonoid—a class of chemicals found in fruits and vegetables—that does just that.
The compound, called S3, reverses the effect of HA in constraining the growth of oligodendrocytes and promotes functional remyelination in mice. Lead author Weiping Su, Ph.D., senior scientist in the Sherman lab, dedicated years of intensive research to make the discovery.
"It's not only showing that the myelin is coming back, but it's causing the axons to fire at a much higher speed," Sherman said. "That's exactly what you want functionally."
The next phase of research involves testing, and potentially refining, the compound in macaque monkeys who carry a naturally occurring version of MS called Japanese macaque encephalomyelitis. The condition, which causes clinical symptoms similar to multiple sclerosis in people, is the only spontaneously occurring MS-like disease in nonhuman primates in the world.
Please go here for more.
Glen Campbell - I'm Not Gonna Miss You - 2014
Glen Travis Campbell (April 22, 1936 – August 8, 2017) was an American singer, guitarist, songwriter, television host, and actor. He was best known for a series of hit songs in the 1960s and 1970s, and for hosting a music and comedy variety show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS television, from January 1969 until June 1972. He released over 70 albums in a career that spanned five decades, selling over 45 million records worldwide, including twelve gold albums, four platinum albums, and one double-platinum album.In June 2011,
Campbell announced he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease six months earlier. He became a patient at an Alzheimer's long-term care and treatment facility in 2014. That same year Campbell was the subject of the documentary Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me, directed by longtime friend James Keach, which examined Campbell’s Alzheimer's diagnosis and how it affected his musical performances during his final tour across the United States with his family. The documentary received critical acclaim, being one of the rare films to achieve a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Campbell died in Nashville, Tennessee, on August 8, 2017, at the age of 81. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glen_Campbell)
Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman - 1968
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
|The Spirit of Detroit decked out in Detroit Youth Choir attire.*|
Today, honestly, who tells their children to follow the man in the White House because he is a role model? An outstanding, honorable, person worthy of respect? A proven person of courage and dignity? An inspiring leader who earned his position by overcoming his life challenges, did his duty, served as a team member.
Who says, "Son/daughter, be like the man in the White House because, he is rock-solid when times get tough... the person who is there when needed. He always has his brothers' and sisters' back because he thinks of others before himself. Because he is a worthy leader, be like him."
Where is that person? He certainly does not currently occupy the White House. That man dishonors us all, no matter our color or ethnicity. Especially he dishonors our children and grandchildren.
A while back Terry Crews of America's Got Talent, summed it up when he described
Detroit Youth Choir Conductor Anthony T. White,
"All it takes is one person to believe in a young man or woman for them to reach their dreams... and you are that man, sir!"
AMAZING! Detroit Youth Choir Sings "Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore - America's Got Talent 2019
Detroit Youth Choir know how to FIGHT back despite having obstacles in their way! They show their strength, love, and confidence through this cover of "Can't Hold Us" by Macklemor
WOW! Detroit Youth Choir Puts Spin on "High Hopes" By Panic! At The Disco - America's Got Talent
America's Got Talent
Mr. White and the Detroit Youth Choir deliver a POWERFUL cover of "High Hopes" by Panic! At The Disco with awesome choreography.
The young choir from Detroit perform an unexpected rendition of “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and earn a well-deserved Golden Buzzer from Michigan’s own Terry Crews!
*Spirit of Detroit's new outfit honors Detroit Youth Choir
Michael Stapleton, owner of Detroit's Prop Art Studio, dress the Spirit of Detroit statue in a purple sweater vest Sept. 17, 2019. The statue's outfit honors the Detroit Youth Choir's performance in the "America's Got Talent" season finale. Montez Miller, Detroit-Wayne Joint Building Authority
Monday, September 16, 2019
|Throughout the 1950s school kids did Duck & Cover drills -supposed protection from hydrogen bomb attack.|
Trump has avoided senate approval by naming “acting heads” of various departments, and then never submitting his nominees for senate approval. The “acting head” people are only beholding to him, not to higher authority, e.g. the Constitution or even Congress. Further, most senior position “acting heads” are billionaires or millionaires, obviously incapable of understanding life as mere Americans experience it. Or, worse, they are former lobbyists for corporations they now regulate.
All appear to be dismantling the government entities they now head and deregulating as much as they can touch.
Still, unbelievably, he's gone too far by replacing war criminal, neoliberal John Bolton with Charles M. Kupperman, a maniac who believes nuclear war is “in large part a physics problem”. That it is "winnable" and that the U.S. can tolerate the inevitable holocaust.
In sum, Kupperman believes that, after all, there will be only some 15 million or so dead, not 150 million, due to “…enough planning and civil defense measures, such as ‘a certain layer of dirt and some reinforced construction materials,’ the effects of a nuclear war could be limited and that U.S. would be able to fairly quickly rebuild itself after an all-out conflict with the then-Soviet Union.”
Kupperman, a kind of soulless life form, misses the fact that not only will millions die, but millions more will suffer from horrible radiation aftereffects, starvation and pestilences for untold generations to come.
That’s acceptable to him because he believes the Russians will lose more and we will win because we will have a functioning government and more bombers, subs, aircraft carriers, missiles, drones and tanks. It may take 15 years or so to recover but we will "win" in the end.
This level on insanity far surpasses Mr. Trump’s psychopathic universe.
God help us all.
Dr. Strangelove (1964) - War Room Scene
Friday, September 13, 2019
GOP HQ -The White House –
Following the latest and most contemptible bout of Republican Party double-dealing in North Carolina, the party leaders - Pres. Donald Trump, Sen. Mitch (Moscow) McConnell (R-KY), Acting Chief of Staff "Mick" Mulvaney and the President’s senior advisor for policy, Stephen Miller – have announced adoption of a revised symbol to replace the antiquated GOP elephant.
Miller explained, “This new symbol turns the spotlight on our party’s mission - "Screw Everybody Except a Few Selected White Folk".
“Hail our Supreme Commander for Life, Donald J. Trump!” *
*Of course, this didn’t really happen.
Still, please go here for the whole story about what really did happen in North Carolina:
North Carolina’s sleazy 9/11 veto override is just the tip of the iceberg: Republicans don’t respect democracy, Sophia Tesfaye, Salon / Alternet.org, 13 Sept 2019.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
"Follow the Money"... that's one path taken by forensic investigators when solving a crime.
In this case, trillions of dollars. That's a lot of dough in anyone's bank account.
But is it worth lives of more than 3,000 people and countless more since 11 Sept 2001.
Obviously, some people have said "yes" to that question.
9/11 Trillions: Follow The Money
James Corbett 11 Sept 2015
Please go here for more and here, Lies Too Big To Fail, plus cold-blooded murder.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
James Corbett describes it this way, “...six out of the 10 commissioners—Kean and Hamilton, as well as Bob Kerrey, Tim Roemer, John Lehman and Max Cleland—have all expressed concern that the 9/11 commission was misled, stymied, hampered by conflicts of interest, and, ultimately, forced to participate in a politically-motivated cover-up.”
He continued, “As it turns out, the majority of the commissioners felt that the commission had been lied to, deliberately obstructed, undermined by the White House, or set up with staff that had conflicts of interest in the investigation.”
"In their book, Without Precedent: The Inside Story of the 9/11 Commission, and in press conferences and interviews at the time the report was released, former New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean and former Indiana Congressman Lee Hamilton (chairman and vice-chairman of the commission) famously remarked that the commission had been 'set up to fail.'"
How much more “proof” do you require?
The official government story about the 9/11 mass murders is a fraud. Why does corporate media report otherwise or remain silent?
So, what did happen on 11 Sept 2001?
- More from Lies Too Big To Fail and, here, cold-blooded murder -
9/11 Whistleblowers: William Rodriguez
James Corbett, 10 Sept 2019
9/11 Whistleblowers: The 9/11 Commissioners
James Corbett, 11 Sept 2019
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
|Do You Hear the People Sing?*|
Evil so powerful that it can compel our most trusted, most gifted and trained protectors to stand idly by, participate in, or plan and perpetrate heinous crimes against us, their own people.
James Corbett’s 9/11 Whistleblowers series reveals how pervasive that evil is. Please watch Michael Springmann’s interview below.
I hope you will agree, we must find a way to identify, neutralize, eradicate and balance out this evil with “good”.
All of us are once again teetering on the frightening edge of adversity's abyss.
And, while evil's weapons are more powerful now, we have no choice. We cannot acquiesce. Most importantly you must know that YOU are not alone.
Do you hear the people of the world sing of their freedom?
- More from Lies Too Big To Fail and, here, cold-blooded murder -
9/11 Whistleblowers: Michael Springmann
James Corbett 9 Sept 2019
* Screen capture from video above which was filmed at the special Les Miserables 10th Anniversary Concert in 1995. Do You Hear the People Sing? was sung by 17 different actors who had played Jean Valjean around the world. Each actor sang a line of the song in his own language. The languages sung were English, French, German, Japanese, Hungarian, Swedish, Polish, Dutch, Norwegian, Czech, Danish, and Icelandic.
Monday, September 9, 2019
How could two of the tallest buildings in the world be toppled by a fossil fuel fire and millions of tons of steel and other debris disappear in front of our eyes? What about WTC 7? Why did it fall?
Once you look past the corporate media’s superficial reports, the questions about 9/11 are never ending.
And, frankly, after years of my own research, I still am overwhelmed with despair for those who lost their lives that day and those who faced agony and illness for years after, to this moment.
The other day, I posted part one of James Corbett’s 9/11 Whistleblower series, 9/11 Whistleblowers: Kevin Ryan. Below are two more, Cate Jenkins and Barry Jennings.
Please, watch them. Please do your own 9/11 research.
When you do, I have no doubt that you will come to the same conclusion as I have.
And you, too, will shiver with fear, knowing that 9/11 could only be a State Crime Against Democracy (SCAD), a mass murder, likely perpetrated by those within our own government.
When I was a child, we thought of ourselves as the guarantors of a rebuild Europe and Japan; conquerors of outer space, and technological wizards. Our home was a land where both the American Dream and equal opportunity lived; where I could own my home, make a good and stable living, and send my kids to college.
Somewhere along the way our nation changed. We metastasized, into a Doppelganger USA selling perpetual war — dealing death to millions — and all the while trampling on our own Constitution and our citizens’ freedoms.
We became the land that assassinated its own president and civil rights leaders. And, under the spell of an irrational fear of communism, we let our Black Ops people murder, torture and disrupt with impunity; topple democratically elected governments and stymie third world nationalistic heroes; kill millions of defenseless people in predatory capitalistic wars; sell cocaine to our children to fund countless wars against people throughout the world (2.) and flushed trillions of dollars down the toilet while letting our own starve. We turned the mentally ill out in the bitter cold; allowed millions to go without proper healthcare and treated our elderly like used disposable diapers. All the while the few, the .1%, capitalized on the perpetual war machine — the Doppelganger USA — we had become.
We, the 99.9%, remained oblivious, even while nearly 3,000 of our own were murdered before our eyes on one September day.
Finally, our metastasized Predatory Capitalist system went too far, and Depression .2 happened. That’s when millions of us lost everything — our homes, our savings, our jobs and our dreams. We began to awaken because these things were now actually happening to us, the middle class, the everyday Joes and Janes who go to work, pay our mortgages, take care of our kids and believe our government is working in the best interests of us all.
No longer were just the “minorities” being abused, disenfranchised and stolen blind. We were too. We became the “them”, “the despised others”, in the .1%’s “Us vs. Them” nightmare formula.
Now, with our belief in our political leadership eroded to the very bottom of the Gallop confidence scale, and the most corrupt U.S. President in history occupying the Oval Office, we are literally clinging to our last and most precious dream – our hope for a better tomorrow.
Millions of us, whether or not we understand it, teeter on the edge of a frightening abyss of hopelessness. -more from Lies Too Big To Fail-
9/11 Whistleblowers: Cate Jenkins
James Corbett, 7 Sept 2019
9/11 Whistleblowers: Barry Jennings
James Corbett , 8 Sept 2019
Sunday, September 8, 2019
|SAFIRE Project: plasma phenomena at the anode. Source: www.safirefilm.com|
The SAFIRE Project team has some good news for humanity:
- Electricity is the primal force in nature
- The electric sun model is validated -
- Efficient clean energy
- Remediation of Nuclear waste
- Sun and interstellar medium
So, now we can stop messing around with fossil fuels and nuclear power plants?
If you are looking for an investment opportunity, call the SAFIRE guys... please...make big bucks and along the way, save the world, too.
Special Feature: SAFIRE PROJECT 2019 UPDATE
2 Sept 2019
"For three years the SAFIRE Project team has been holding back so as not to overstate what has been happening in the SAFIRE lab. The SAFIRE Project is now able to make a number of definitive statements supported by concrete evidence, statements about: energy production; transmutation/creation of elements; remediation of radioactive materials; and the sun and interstellar medium – “If the process used to create the SAFIRE sun turns out to be similar to the process that creates the real sun … and stars … the scientific community would have a field day with door opening."
"The SAFIRE Project 2019 Presentation at the Electric Universe UK ‘Dynamic Earth Science Conference’, University of Bath, UK. July 2019."
Saturday, September 7, 2019
|9/11 unshackled a Doppelganger USA upon the world.|
9/11 Cold-Blooded Murder
On 11 September 2001, 2,974 people were murdered in New York City. At the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. and on flights 77 and 93, 224 innocent people were murdered. To this day, these crimes remain unsolved and the perpetrators continue to elude justice.
What We Know
Today, we know that directed free-energy is the only technology which can account for the “dustification” of Towers 1 and 2, the subsequent lack of debris, and other phenomena at the World Trade Center.
We know that it was impossible for the WTC towers to collapse due to the impact of Boeing 767 aircraft and that it is likely that “cloaked” cruise missiles or military aircraft were used.
Further, we know that it is impossible for a Boeing 757 to have crashed into the Pentagon and that it is likely that a “cloaked” cruise missile or a military aircraft was used.
What Has Happened
9/11 unshackled a Doppelganger USA upon the world.
Since the 60s I’ve suspected that our leaders have often been misdirecting our attention and obscuring their activities from view. I guess they have been hoping we stay so confused that we remain ignorant of their shenanigans and don’t meddle in their world.
Ultimately, 9/11's whole truth will emerge. Then we will be a hair closer to becoming the United States we believe we are and one step closer to the freedom we think we have.
James Corbett’s video below is one more small step along that path.
9/11 Whistleblowers: Kevin Ryan
James Corbett - 6 Sept 2019
Friday, September 6, 2019
Number one on my “to-do list” today and for all the days ahead is this:
- Work as wisely as possible in support of the agendas of Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren and ensure the adoption of the Green New Deal.
Why? Because we need our Earth to be livable in the future. “Livable”meaning, “capable of supporting life”. Further, we need the United States to become our representative democracy. Not the plaything of corporations and .01%.
Our nation’s government must meet the needs of 99.9% of our people.
You want a livable world for your grandkids, don’t you?
Then do your part, too, to make it so.
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Scientists from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden have discovered a new pain sensing organ.
They say, “…they have discovered that the special cells that surround the pain-sensing nerve cells that extend into the outer layer of skin appear to be involved in sensing pain – a discovery that points to a new organ behind the feeling of “ouch!”.
Here’s the story:
Scientists discover new pain-sensing organ, Nicola Davis, theguardian.com, 15 Aug 2019.
“Octopus-like Schwann cells that engulf nerves in skin can sense pain, experiments show.”
“A new organ involved in the sensation of pain has been discovered by scientists, raising hopes that it could lead to the development of new painkilling drugs.”
Carly Simon - Haven't Got Time For The Pain - 1974
O.K. So, it's still a kind of pain isn't it?
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Common people, those with “eyes to see”, know a con man when they meet one. Few, though, are willing to call him out.
Courageously, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has called him out.
Courage is her advantage. Her courage may catalyze ours and help bring us back on course toward the United States we believe we are.
Here’s the whole story:
'Always About the Con': Ocasio-Cortez Says 'Virtually Every' Trump Policy Designed to Loot Public Coffers and Enrich His Cronies, Jake Johnson, Common Dreams, Inc., 4 Sept 2019.
"Since corruption isn't popular policy, racism works as the cover for the con. That's why addressing racism isn’t a 'distraction'—it's key to understanding the hustle against working people." -more-
Bruce Springsteen & Joe Grushecky That's What Makes Us Great - 2017
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
|Pema Chodron (more here)|
The nation based upon the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence?
Does it exist? Did it ever exist?
Where are America’s leaders, who, like us, the 99.9%, are willing to work tirelessly and selflessly to ensure that the American Dream is possible to achieve, no matter one’s skin color or heritage?
Is it not obvious that our current leaders do not measure up to the task at hand?
And, is it not as obvious, that, like our ancestors before us, we must fill the void, become the needed leaders and make the United States be the nation we want to live within?
Like the heroes we admire, we must gather up our courage to fill our leadership vacuums. We must get out in front and blaze freedom’s path. And, when the time is right, we must also step aside, to follow and support those who selflessly maintain our Bill of Rights for all of us.
Today, we all need to tap into our personal courage reservoir – the very same one that our ancestors, the heroes of our past – discovered and applied for the greater good of our nation. That nation, which was founded upon those natural rights, and became an inspiration to others throughout the world.
We need to muster the courage to be the United States we all were taught we are.
The Problem is Civil Obedience
In 2012, Matt Damon helped pay tribute to the late historian and author Howard Zinn. This rendition of a speech Zinn gave in 1970 on civil disobedience is one of his most powerful performances to date. It is still true... The Problem is Still Civil Obedience.
Howard Zinn, Boston Common, 5 May 1971
“Back in the 60s and 70s Dr. Zinn was one of the few who understood... and he did his best to tell us... that what was happening to our black brothers and sisters would soon be happening to us, all of us, save the mega-super rich. Today we understand his message was a premonition about our times, too.”