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Monday, September 1, 2014

The Vacant Presidency

United States of America is hopelessly led by an unfit and improvised charlatan, whose South Side of Chicago spin-politics style have all but propelled this nation to unparalleled disarray and turmoil

The Vacant Presidency

If you are, like me, in any way addicted to headline news, there is no way in the world you could have missed the highly redundant headline banners featuring Barack Obama’s golf outing charades of the last few weeks.  Topping the story’s serial coverage, however, was Obama giving a speech regarding the beheading of American journalist James Foley by ISIS on August 20th, while just minutes after the speech, he [Obama] heads back to play yet “another round” - a preferred colloquial slang in the golfing vernacular equivalent to playing yet one more time.

Obama’s continued displays of disconnect from current events, has become noticeably obvious to where pundits, both from within and outside government, including but not limited to a liberal secular media, have begun to seriously question the man’s [Obama] sense of dedication and responsibility to the most prolific job in the planet.

Now, for all you statistic fanatics out there, in case you are wondering, since taking office, Obama has had 192 golf outings. So, consider this; Obama has been in office a total of 2,048 days as of 8/30/2014, which means that he has spent approximately 9.4% of his time in office playing golf.  During this same period of time, 1671 American soldiers have died in Afghanistan.  Let me caution you, however, I personally have absolutely no qualms with the game of golf itself; as well as I do not have any qualms with a president taking time off from the busy and stressful demands of a job as president of the most powerful nation in the world.  I do have huge problem, however, with the President of the United States of America, showing himself with a great smirk on a golf-cart with his golf partner, Miami’s basketball legend Alonzo Mourning,  just minutes after the profiling of James Foley’s parents on the screens of virtually every T.V. in America, weeping for the loss of their son - a sobering and contrasting disappointment, which pretty much sums up the story of one of the most disdainful presidencies in the history of the nation.

For many of us who have already made entry into the sunset years of our lives, we have, for the most part, now been around long enough to know when someone is lackadaisical - from the time we were children and all along the way, we have all seen how many of our peers, relatives, friends, ourselves and even our enemies have simply chosen to disregard issues which may have otherwise had great repercussions on our lives or that of others; we have all, at one time or another, shown total disregard for situations well deserving of our utmost interest and attention. Admittedly, most of us have also, occasionally, just chosen to ignore the facts; to pay no attention to, or take no notice of subject matters, deserving our paramount attention, while, at the time, choosing to consider the issues at hand highly irrelevant, disparaging them regardless of the consequences which such irreverence would bring upon us or others as a result.  Such an irresponsible behavior, in its most extreme forms, can often lead to a state of complete chaos; an extreme form of reckless carelessness, which, more often than not, results in important actions and critical decisions on our lives being negligently left unattended to - in all likelihood having an immeasurable negative impact on us.


Obama, has been, and is guilty of everything and anything that has to do with this careless behavior, unmatched disdain to the office of the President

Just in case you missed the intended parallel of my dissertation, suffice it to say that your president, Barack Obama, has been, and is guilty on all counts of just about everything and anything that has to do with this careless behavior and his unmatched disdain to the office of the President, for which we, the nation, elected this man.  Obama’s unparalleled disengagement with the issues, is a treasonous act of contemptuous disrespect to the rule of law of the land; to our Constitution; to our national best interests; to the homeland security and the well-being of all American citizens both here and abroad; to the future of the nation as world’s foremost bastion of freedom and democracy.

No, my dear friends, the condescending images, day after day after day, showing president Barack Obama to be seemingly detached from a turbulent world marred by a terrorist wave of fanatics set out to blatantly wipe us off the face of the earth; a world consistently challenging our might and supremacy; a world where enemy nations continue to build up their nuclear stockpiles; a world where Armageddon is thought of as a prideful objective worth dying for, is indeed a dreadful image, at best.  My dear friends, Barack Obama’s detachment as that seen in the past few weeks were not just images, mind you, nor false perceptions, illusions or figments of your imagination.  The images were, in fact, realities.

Barack Obama, your lamed president, is, in fact, detached in every which way you can think of from our nation’s reality.  Barack Obama is, in fact, disengaged, disconnected, oblivious not just to the beheading of one of America’s sons, but, in fact, to everything that is going on in our nation; to our immigration problems; to Russia’s Vladimir Putin overt expansion challenges threatening to take over the Ukraine and other allies of the former Soviet Republic; to the resurgence of ISIS, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria - yet an improved edition of al-Qaeda, one of the most dangerous jihadist groups.

Barack Obama does not appear be unmindful and ignorant of what is going on around him, Barack Obama is unmindful and ignorant of what is going on around him.  Barack Obama is not distraught by the beheading of James Foley, as his greater concern is given to how skillfully he can play his next round of golf with Alonzo Mourning. Let the Foleys mourn the beheading of their son alone, maybe with the surviving families of those that died in Benghazi and Afghanistan.  President Obama’s uncaring ways are, as far as I am concerned, more impeachable than Nixon’s Watergate ever was.

As far as I am concerned, Barack Obama’s perception of the presidency of the United States of America is that of a joyous and romantic ride, where the prodigious son of a black Kenyan socialist and a white permissive American libertarian, raised to being a radical ideologue bred under the Saul Alinsky’s Rules of Law model, was suddenly, unimaginably and unwisely chosen to the most powerful position in the world; an office which, by the nature of the post, came with yet endless perks, the likes of which were unthinkable to a young couple of communist inclines such as Barack and Michelle Obama.  The presidency to Obama was ostensibly a quixotic post where the doctrines of appeasement and pandering would earn him the esteem and reverence of our enemies, resulting in a nonviolent and passive universe, inertly allowing for the president to leisurely travel with his family; go golfing at Martha’s Vineyard; or otherwise tour the world as would any other tourist.  Matter of fact, the presidency to Obama, is maybe just that - a tourist resort of sorts with plenty of attractions paid for by America’s taxpayers.

My dear fellow Americans, for God’s sake, wonder no more as to why this president is not doing what he is supposed to. The fact is he is not and furthermore, he will not.  The fact is that we have a vacant office of the President, that simple.  For the first time in the history of this great nation, the United States of America is hopelessly led by an unfit and improvised charlatan, whose South Side of Chicago spin-politics style have all but propelled this nation to unparalleled disarray and turmoil.  Both at home and abroad, our nation has plummeted to its lowest levels ever.  The time to replace our vacant presidency is now.

Barack Obama is there for the ride.  With only two more years left on his term as president, Barack Obama and the American people can only look forward to more golfing outings as other Americans are beheaded; we can look forward to Vladimir Putin’s further outreaches of Russian territorial prowess; we can look forward to more international threats of terrorists; we can look forward to America being more indebted than ever before; to more of China’s expanding might and clout over our nation’s economic doldrums; all in all, we can look forward to more of the same.  So…the choices are there for us to decide what we really want to do.  We can either impeach and replace our vacant president, or alternatively we can sit and wait for 2016 to come along.  By choosing the former, we may have helped to re-write history and saved the nation from an inevitable doomsday. If, on the other hand, we chose the latter, expect no more and no less than that which we now are so used to.

Expect another 192 golf outings as Americans are beheaded by the radical Muslim animals without us even whispering a word as our good president spends another weekend in Martha’s Vineyard perking up his game of golf. It is our choice.

It is our future. May God save us all.

It’s Extortion, Stupid

Making nothing but a mess of American foreign policy seems to have back-fired at the point of initiation
It’s Extortion, Stupid


By Sarge

A lot of people are getting their bedclothes in a knot because of criticism concerning governmental 
“negotiations” with terrorists. America, under our fearless leader Beaurat Obama and his stooge John “I’m a war hero” Kerry, gave five high-ranking Al-Qaeda operatives to get a misguided/captured/deserted little fella described as seriously ill and in danger of getting worse if he was returned immediately to the loving care of his mommy and daddy.

This act of “negotiation” on the part of the Obama ad-menstruation seeking to appear forceful and commanding when making nothing but a mess of American foreign policy seems to have back-fired at the point of initiation. But, there may be a point of absolution for Obama if the mainstream media (aka MSM) have anything to say about it by NOT saying anything about it anymore. In other words, the MSM has stopped broadcasting how Obama and Kerry saved Bergdahl’s life because so many people were infuriated by the obviously unbalanced trade: Al Qaeda 5 – United States nothing but a deserter waiting to be indicted after investigation by Army REMFs (Rear Echelon Mutha F$%^&ers) more interested in their next promotion than they are in anything else. Politics does hold sway at the highest levels. Just look at General Dempsey.

Now people are debating whether we should negotiate with terrorists when they threaten to decapitate innocent journalists and citizens of their own countries unless their demands are met. This is NOT negotiation and should be dealt with at the same level the terrorists practice it. You capture the terrorist, you give him a fair trial and then you bathe his sand dusted, sweaty little butt in pork gravy and send him to Allah with a pork chop hanging around his neck so Allah knows for sure what it is.

That would show the terrorists we too know how to “negotiate” as they do. Do you still get the virgins if you’re unclean? Would they even want you with a Boston Butt in place of yours as you try to enter paradise? I don’t think so.

What these clots are demanding has nothing to do with “negotiation”. It’s “extortion”; the clear and present demand and practice of trying to get something through force, threats or blackmail. In other words: “you don’t gimme what I want, I give him back in pieces”.

Hey! Obama! Kerry! Do you call this negotiation, you morons?”

The dice have been cast and they keep coming up snake eyes because Obama has all of the Foreign policy leadership chops as a two-legged kitten. It’s weak and can’t stand well on its own. Add to this equation a totally narcissistic grand-stander like Kerry (or should we call you Mr. Heinz?) who has a history of delivering aid and comfort to America’s enemies since the late sixties and early seventies.

Since 9/11 we’ve been waging a war against a guerrilla army. It started when Osama bin Laden convinced a bunch of intelligence deficient wannabees to fly jets into the World Trade Center. It was shortly after that a REAL President stood on the rubble and said we’d have justice. He initiated a strategy and a battle plan that let the world know we don’t negotiate with terrorists.

Period!

Then along comes this guy, after the heavy-lifting’s been done, issuing conflicting statements and throwing his pen and phone around like he knows what America’s really about and we get headless journalists sent home in body bags. That’s some kind of leadership to have a man without a set of testes stand before the world and say flat out “we don’t have a strategy” and expects the world to care what he says after that statement.

No wonder that KGB refugee Putin feels he can “extort” compliance from Obama with the threat of nuclear weapons. To this I say: “I know Obama’s been hiding the nuclear “Go” keys could answer your threat in kind. Just remember that jackal won’t always be there and there are a lot more Pithed Off (sic) old vets waiting to greet you when you try to come ashore.”

Well gladly negotiate your placement next to Lenin in that glass sarcophagus.

Arresting Parents for Letting Kids Play

Arresting Parents for Letting Kids Play


Unaccompanied minors have become a major problem in this country. But we’re not talking about the tens of thousands of illegal minors pouring across our southern border and then being released to sponsor families around the nation. We mean children left playing on neighborhood playgrounds – gasp – unattended by adults.

In recent weeks, there have been numerous stories of parents being arrested for leaving their children to play without supervision. Lenore Skenazy, author of “Free-Range Kids,” writes, “In another era, it not only would have been normal for a child to say, ‘Goodbye, mom!’ and go off to spend a summer’s day there [at the playground], it would have been odd to consider that child ‘unsupervised.’ After all, she was surrounded by other kids, parents, and park personnel. Apparently now only a private security detail is considered safe enough.”
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2014/07/31/whats-behind-the-arrests-of-mothers-for-leaving-their-children-unattended

http://reason.com/archives/2014/08/20/helicopter-parenting-run-amok-most-ameri

This is not an argument for abandoning one’s children for hours on end with no available supervision. One mother was arrested for leaving her nine-year-old at a park in order to work a shift at McDonald’s. But while the merits of her babysitting strategy are dubious, we’re not convinced it was worthy of 17 days behind bars, much less the potential 10-year prison sentence.

Yet a Reason/Rupe poll revealed that 68% of Americans think there oughta be a law prohibiting kids nine and under from unsupervised play. For 12-year-olds, some 43% still think a law is needed, and even letting a 10-year-old play alone in their own front yard is frowned upon. Who knew helicopter parenting was this popular?http://reason.com/poll/2014/08/19/august-2014-reason-rupe-national-survey

Common knowledge (62% of those polled) says the world is more dangerous than a generation or two ago, but the truth is that crime is at its lowest levels since World War II. Child abduction is no more common now than 40 years ago, and today’s kidnappings are often committed by estranged spouses. And as the Christian Science Monitor noted in 2012, “[T]he last time the crime rate for serious crime – murder, rape, robbery, assault – fell to these levels, gasoline cost 29 cents a gallon and the average income for a working American was $5,807.”
http://theweek.com/article/index/229129/americas-historic-drop-in-violent-crime-by-the-numbers

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2012/0109/US-crime-rate-at-lowest-point-in-decades.-Why-America-is-safer-now

Crime is still serious, even at a lower rate. And appropriate precautions with children are always in order. But why the overabundance of fear? Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, blames the 24-hour news cycle. Turn on the news, he says, “and all you have to do is watch how they take a handful of terrible crimes against children and repeat that same handful over and over. And then they repeat the trial over and over, and so we’re conditioned to live in a state of fear.” After all, who wants to become the subject of one of those stories? According to the Reason poll, more than two-thirds think news coverage is either accurate or underestimated.

Other factors could be at play, including the prevailing culture of lawsuits for every real and perceived injury – that’s why playgrounds themselves are so different today. Also, the breakdown of the family and communities has left many mothers parenting alone and turning to the government. Or maybe we’ve gotten so overprotective simply because kids are so expensive. According to the USDA, raising a child in a middle-class home can cost $245,000.
http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/sites/default/files/expenditures_on_children_by_families/crc2013.pdf

There are important implications of this shift in thought, and they’re not limited to children or parenting. Take ObamaCare for example. Democrats are correct that, while the law as a whole and as implemented is not looked upon favorably, some of its individual provisions – like keeping “children” on parents' insurance until age 26 – are popular. In fact, most government programs that “take care of people” enjoy wide public support, which is why responsible fiscal management of those programs is nearly impossible.

Our children may well be marginally safer in this tightly controlled environment, but they also may not be learning critical life skills such as responsibility, problem-solving and independence. Hence, when they grow up, they want government to do things for them.

And sometimes, children never actually do grow up, which is why statists are so successful at fomenting envy among various constituent groups. Petty jealousy is a prevalent trait among five-year-olds, and leftists know just how to cultivate it into adulthood.

One key to breaking this cycle of dependence is for parents to raise their children with a bit more independence and responsibility. Start small but keep growing. America was birthed with the Declaration of Independence, and in order to recapture its greatness, our children must learn autonomy. Maybe even by going to the playground on their own.

Dark Winter: How the Sun is Causing a 30-Year Cold Spell

Dark Winter: How the Sun is Causing a 30-Year Cold Spell
Shaking, Quaking, and Freezing




Obama, Global Warming: Shaking, Quaking,  Freezing
Have you noticed how much earthquake and volcanic activity has been occurring lately?

There was a major earthquake in Napa, California, on Sunday, August 24th as well as considerable volcanic activity from Iceland to Papua, New Guinea. August was also a month that set records for colder U.S. temperatures.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), there were some 1,097 “low max” temperature records broken in the U.S. between August 1 and August 23, meaning that the maximum temperature during that time period was the lowest it has ever been. NOAA reported that summer across much of the U.S. has been colder than normal.

Most of us, after decades of global warming predictions that became more and more absurd, rising sea levels drowning Manhattan and Miami, an upsurge in hurricanes, forest fires, and every other calamity, have concluded that none of these things have happened in the volume or intensity predicted. In the ‘70s we were told the Earth would get colder. In the ‘80s and ‘90s we were told it would get warmer.

A new book is advising us to prepare for a serious cold spell that is not only going to arrive in twenty to thirty years, but will likely stay around to become the next ice age. This time, though, the prediction is based on well-established climate cycles and the behavior of the Sun that was known as far back as Galileo’s day.

The new “normal” is colder weather and this is because the Sun’s sunspot activity has been in a cyclical decline since about 1998, producing the latest cooling cycle for the Earth.

In combination with the earthquakes and volcanic activity, says John L. Casey’s new book, “Dark Winter: How the Sun is Causing a 30-Year Cold Spell” ($24.95, Humanix Books, Boca Raton, FL) what we’re really looking at is a repeat of the Dalton Minimum, a solar sunspot minimum that occurred between 1793 and 1830. His earlier book, “Cold Sun” addressed this cyclical phenomenon.

Casey asks “Will we also experience volcanic activity that will add to the solar cooling?” and the answer, given the fifty active volcanoes around the world, is that “We should expect to deal with multiple geological disasters, including volcanoes and earthquakes, during the next solar hibernation.” We have in fact already entered that “hibernation.”http://www.spaceandscience.net/

Casey is the president of the Space and Science Research Corporation. It specializes in independent research regarding the coming decades of cold weather. For thirty-five years Casey has been active in science and high tech industries. He has been a national space policy advisor to the White House and Congress, and a former space shuttle engineer, consultant to NASA headquarters.

Casey has formulated a “Bicentennial Cycle of 206 years correlated with near 100 percent accuracy to every major cold-temperature period of the past 1,200 years.” His Theory of “Relational Cycles of Solar Activity” accounts for its effects and those of other solar cycles.


He is not the first scientist to recognize the relationship of diminished sunspot activity and cooling cycles, but he is the first to have synthesized the earlier work of others who made comparable observations. His Relational Cycles theory, however, is more specific than preceding ones, pegging the arrival of significant global cold climate to begin as early as 2024 or as late as 2036. “My math says 2031” says Casey.

Casey’s book is a prediction of a coming ice age that will have devastating effects for all life on Earth, but my readers know I have been writing about this for several years based on Robert W. Felix’s book, “Not By Fire, But By Ice” ($15.95, Sugarhouse Publishing, Bellevue, WA). I have frequently referenced his website Iceagenow.info, for its daily updates on cold weather events, records established and broken, and reports on volcanic and earthquake activity around the world.

Before I proceed, the reader should contemplate the fact that not one single child entering or returning to school this year has ever lived in a period of “global warming.” The cooling cycle began around 1997.

You do not need to be a meteorologist to know nothing humans do affects or alters the weather. The claim that “greenhouse gases” such as carbon dioxide are making the Earth warmer is false.

We have been experiencing this as the Earth has cooled, along with increased volcanic activity and earthquakes, and yet on September 23rd the United Nations will hold a “Climate Change Summit” that will be attended by more than a hundred of the world’s presidents and prime ministers. They will continue the greatest international scientific fraud ever perpetrated.

Despite the cooling cycle that is occurring and which will grow in intensity, the U.S. government has devoted billions to global warming research and, as Casey notes, “not one research dollar has been dedicated to the science and planning needed for the United Sates to be prepared for the only climate change that we can expect—a long and potentially dangerous cold climate!”

The U.S. is not taking the steps necessary for the cold that is coming. It has not only failed to encourage the use of our multi-generational reserves of coal, the Obama administration has declared “war” on it, putting several hundred plants out of business, reducing the amount of electricity the nation needs now and will require. Power plants and refineries cannot be built overnight and the lack of them will severely impact our lives and the economy.

Despite thousands of miles of pipelines that safely distribute oil and natural gas, Obama has refused to permit a new one, Keystone XL, for oil to be shipped to gulf state refineries from Canada. Railroad cars needed to transport food crops in a timely manner are being diverted to transport oil. No new nuclear plants are being built on a scale that will be needed. The “grid” that distributes electricity nationwide is in vital need of repair and expansion.

Cold weather will reduce the amount of crops needed to feed the nation’s human population and the stocks of cattle, pigs, sheep, and chickens upon which we depend. This will happen here and worldwide. Famine will be rampant. In countless ways ours and worldwide societies that depend on all manner of technology will be impacted.

Nations and people will fail to prepare for what is coming because (1) they have been deceived by the global warming hoax and (2) we will be leaving behind one of the longest climate cycles other than an ice age, the interglacial warm period. Casey notes that “For the past 11,000 years, we have been living in one of these rare interglacial periods, called the Holocene warm period.”

What we call civilization is the result of the Holocene warm period and, without it, civilization and a global population nearing or surpassing eight billion will be largely decimated as the next, entirely predictable, ice age occurs.

 Alan Caruba,

The Monopoly of the Government Education Cartel

The Monopoly of the Government Education Cartel
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Learning is a noble pursuit, but the ancient Greek text is one of the few places where the Socratic Method survives. Sanctioned political doctrine of required thinking is the mainstay in today’s august temples of purification. Forget about a classroom, the curriculum core of New Age studies has no room for the classics, much less instructions into the process of thinking itself. Except, of course for the need to electronically check off the loan applications and assign grants to the business office. In the end, university is big business and developing intelligent graduates happens as an afterthought, if at all.

College Education Economics has become a black hole for most students. Even wealthy families bear a heavy burden to ship their offspring to an experience that continually produces diminished cash flow benefits to offset the costs. Parents know there is a profound disconnect. However, when attempts for making significant changes to the way the higher learning cartel does business, the usual suspects ride to the rescue of the established order.
Jordan Weissmann in a Slate article, Smash the System?, slams Senator Mike Lee for proposing "A dangerous plan to make college cheaper by busting "the college cartel." What else would you expect from a DC Metro and Associate Editor at The Atlantic? Nothing is more important than defending a failed system and attacking innovative ideas on how to re-create a viable and relevant education model. Quoting Mr. Weissmann,
http://www.slate.com/articles/business/moneybox/2014/08/busting_the_college_cartel_a_dangerous_conservative_idea_for_making_college.html
"In January, Lee introduced legislation that would give states a major role in the accreditation process. The bill has nods of approval from potential presidential contenders Marco Rubio, who has his own proposal on the issue, and Paul Ryan, who dedicated a little-discussed section of his anti-poverty plan to "shaking up the accreditation status quo."

The hope is that once Washington breaks the hold of today’s accrediting agencies, new, high-tech approaches to education can flourish."

Nor dare challenge the sacred philistines of detached inculcation, might be a more appropriate title.

Over a year ago, the Washington Examiner looked at the Higher education is a government-created cartel and focused upon how the Federal Government exerts dominance over the accreditation process.http://washingtonexaminer.com/higher-education-is-a-government-created-cartel/article/2533926/l!
"The Department of Education has deputized eight regional accreditation entities that serve as gate keepers for the entire higher education industry. If you are not approved by one of the Department of Education approved eight regional accreditation agencies, then none of your students can qualify for Pell grants or federally subsidized student loans. With the federal government alone pumping almost $30 billion into higher education every year, if a school is not approved by a regional accreditor, it is essentially dead."

Why is the issue and control of accreditation of such importance? Even the most naive believer in the ritual of dunking your sheep into the college culture wants to obtain some kind of gradation certification, in the end when the money runs out. Accordingly, the Federal Government uses their time test method of bribes and sanction to shape the kind of education expected from the degree mill. Inducements of low cost loans to the students and embargos to any institution of higher learning, who dares waver from the accepted low standards of fleecing enrollees.

Debating if it is worth the investment to jump through the hoops of perpetual financial indebtedness, for the implied promise that future earning power will be the reward has certainly come into doubt in the last few decades.

Going back twenty-five years, Professor Thomas J. DiLorenzo wrote the Americas OPEC: The Public School Cartel, which describes the monopoly of state and local public school districts. When he cites a case in point of how the public schools have been a cartel designed primarily to benefit the public school bureaucracy, not the public; he could substitute the corporate trust of allied Association of American Colleges and Universities in place of public schools. The primary difference is that government schools primarily operates for the benefit of teachers unions, while a federation of colleges and universities lobby for their own profit advantages in complete cooperation with the federal government.http://www.fee.org/the_freeman/detail/americas-opec-the-public-school-cartel

http://www.aacu.org/

The parents and students are stuck with the bill, just as the property owner gets to pay their school tax. The only saving difference is that attending higher learning sessions are voluntary, if you have the courage to ignore all the guilt-ridden advertisement that pushes ill equipped and confused students into financial ruin, paying for overpriced and useless schooling.

The cartel of higher learning has infected the minds of "PC" conditioned meatheads. Government bureaucrats love pushing innocent adolescents into circumstance of useless education so the acclimation process adapts them to working their lives at minimum wage.

It is crucial to separate the academia component of an educational school with their financial planning and business operations. Courses vary in content and quality depending on the skills and dedication of the instructors. However, the fiscal stability and future expansion opportunities often depend upon perpetuating the myth of the indispensible necessity of becoming an alumnus.

More families become aware of this hoax and start searching for other alternatives. Teaching, once was the staple and primary purpose of renowned traditions, now are shifting towards research as reported in the UK, Universities putting research before teaching. Major US research institutions grow into closer associations with government projects and their accompanying budgets. Distinction between the gift of teaching falls short to the science of commercialization or defense.
http://www.theguardian.com/education/2013/oct/21/universities-research-teaching-minister
As long as the student loan bubble keeps expanding, the windbags in the liberal press will keep defending the inept higher education establishment. The true accreditation one seeks to learn comes from the success from your own learning experience, not from some, hand- picked government board that has a budget increase when additional student loans are booked.

If cartels are bad in business, they are even worse when run as a tag team effort between universities and government. Accreditation is a state matter and the federal government has no lawful authority to curtail competition in higher learning.

James Hall – August 27, 2014

Totalitarian Collectivism "I think that NATO is itself a war criminal"

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The New World Order has been in place for centuries. Is it not time to start calling the NWO by another name? A descriptive term that encapsulates the essence of the beast would be a Nefarious Warrior Organism. Such a phrase strips away the ridiculous notion that there is any order in the malevolent organization of the parasitic global structure, based upon perpetual and permanent warfare. This depiction more closely resembles reality, even if the master mass media refuses to acknowledge How the World Really Works. Discard any condemnation that criticism of the established order rests upon conspiratorial fantasy or pre-medieval prejudices. Explaining away or ignoring basic human nature in a "PC" culture ultimately requires the adoption of a depraved Totalitarian Collectivism system.http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-11-02/how-world-really-works-documentary

Students of world affairs are not strangers to the practice of lies and deception. One of the grand daddies of the Nefarious Warrior Organism, and infamous war criminal, Henry Kissinger has a new book, World Order. An excerpt published in the Wall Street Journal, Henry Kissinger on the Assembly of a New World Order, spews the same poppycock that underpins the destructive policies and practices that has the world ripe for an apocalyptic conflict, needed to rescue the banksters of international finance from their derivative Ponzi scheme.
http://online.wsj.com/articles/henry-kissinger-on-the-assembly-of-a-new-world-order-1409328075?tesla=y

"Libya is in civil war, fundamentalist armies are building a self-declared caliphate across Syria and Iraq and Afghanistan's young democracy is on the verge of paralysis. To these troubles are added a resurgence of tensions with Russia and a relationship with China divided between pledges of cooperation and public recrimination. The concept of order that has underpinned the modern era is in crisis.

The international order thus faces a paradox: Its prosperity is dependent on the success of globalization, but the process produces a political reaction that often works counter to its aspirations."

How convenient to disregard the fact that incessant conflicts are direct results of policy maker schemes in Washington, London, Israel and the global sanctuaries and redoubts where the Mattoids reside. Policy objectives, invariably implemented with force, coercion and military carnage is the real reason why the NATO enforcement machine was not disbanded with the ending of the Cold War.

Over a decade ago the essay, NATO a Dinosaur Overdue for Extinction stated that national sovereignty of individual states was never an objective after the collapse of the Soviet Empire. Quite to the contrary, NATO’s expansion to accept the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland (1999), Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia (2004), and Albania and Croatia (2009) as members illustrates that the purpose of NATO clearly has a focus on becoming the global police force for the NWO.http://batr.org/gulag/021203.html

http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/topics_52044.htm

"If the breakdown in NATO is destined to avail an opportunity to curtail the Yankee Hyperpower, the alternative need not be the formation of another suspect alliance. It is not unpatriotic to advocate the wisdom in an America First policy. NATO doesn’t secure or advance our country, but only provides the military command and enforcement that imposes the will of global masters. Resistance and opposition against an independent EU rapid defense force, comes not from the nations of Europe, but from the elites that control the mechanisms of global power. NATO is one of their tools. Alliances are one of their methods. And suppression of viable self determination is their cherished goal."

Seasoned observers of the backstabbing game of international intrigue must love the way that The State Department's New World Order Agenda rears its ugly head with NeoCons running U.S. foreign policy.


"That esteem champion of national sovereignty, Victoria Nuland, Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, is hardly a protector of the duly elected Ukrainian government. Actively working to depose that regime for one acceptable to the EU/NATO system claims such actions as legal and sound policy, for the good of the Ukrainians. When Toby Gati, the former White House senior director for Russia, defended Nuland, the futility of a joint cooperative strategy exposes the reality of blowback to the EU."http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/02/06/state-dept-official-caught-on-tape-fuck-the-eu.html/lurl=/articles/2014/02/06/state-dept-official-caught-on-tape-fuck-the-eu.html

In order to understand the true nature of the psychopathic motives and vicious tactics that threaten a global conflagration, examine Victoria Nuland’s family ties: The Permanent Government in action. Kevin MacDonald dares reveals the family tree structure of the NeoCon clan of subversive fifth column infiltrators within our own government.
http://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2014/02/victoria-nulands-family-ties/

"Ethnic networking and ties cemented by marriage are on display in the flap over Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland’s phone conversation with Geoffrey Pyatt, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine. As VDARE’s Steve Sailer puts it, Nuland is a member of a talented, energetic [Jewish] family that is part of the Permanent Government of the United States."
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-26089450

http://www.vdare.com/posts/victoria-nuland-and-ukraine

The expected result of such treachery is that the IMF and EU Capture of Ukraine becomes the spark that ignites a fuse set to explode into an intended Ukrainian civil war.
"It should be obvious that the recent putsch and regime change in the Ukraine inspired and backed by the U.S. shadow government, benefits the international banksters. For the average EU resident, only further economic displacement and diminished prospects can be expected from any inclusion of Ukraine into the EU dictatorial structure."http://www.batr.org/corporatocracy/032614.html

Of course, the actual target, slated for removal is Vladimir Putin Nemesis of the New World Order. Russian defiance of the Nefarious Warrior Organism cannot stand.http://batr.org/gulag/061012.html

"The context for any serious discussion on foreign affairs must start with the admission that the New World Order is the dominant controller of political power, especially in western countries. The NeoCon/NeoLib cabal dictates worldwide compliance. Nations conform to the financial supremacy of banksters, administered by handpicked political stooges. Global governance is the end game destined for all states. Individual nations slated for extinction are doomed as long as the NWO advances their worldwide imperium."

The terror of descending into an abyss that triggers a nuclear World War III is actually a ruse. Such a holocaust will not happen by chance. Only when the transcendent Satanist elites have all their prey in the sights of their directed fallout, will the button be pushed.

China is certainly part of the NWO gang of comrades. The prospect for their involvement seems more likely than Russian recklessness. Ready for World War III with China?, has that old black magic of Kissinger come alive with the designated strategy intended to defeat America.
http://batr.org/view/072813.html
"China does not want an apocalyptic war with the United States. They are content to wage economic and financial warfare. Notwithstanding the trade dependency that the globalist cabal originated by the Nixon-Kissinger tools with the Red Communists, the authoritarian People's Republic of China, are winning the financial battle."

NATO’s belligerent and bellicose deployments around Russia are part of a plan to isolate, marginalize and shatter the economy and influence of Putin in the region. Neutering the Russian Bear facilitates the spread of central banking direction over the natural resources and across the time zones of this dissident former commie.

Since all obedient Marxists sing the song of the Internationale as they report to the gnomes of the Bank of International Settlement, do not be duped into thinking that NATO is a force for stability and legitimate defense. Involvements from Afghanistan to Kosovo or Iraq to Libya, demonstrates there are no short list deployments. The tentacles of drone assaults have nonconforming regimes posed for eventual collateral damage.http://www.batr.org/negotium/062712.html
As the Nefarious Warrior Organism metastasizes, the cancer becomes terminal. Actually blowing up the planet risks the destruction of property. Just the risk of universal annihilation serves the extortionist better, by maintaining a campaign of everlasting fear. NATO becomes the strong-arm enforcer, wheeling brass knuckle punches, when tribute payments become late.

Killing hundreds of millions if not billions is far more efficient using germ warfare in a mutation of a designer pandemic. NATO’s intimidation best functions as a warning of potential incursion than an actual skirmish on a battlefield. The next arms race is to advance electronic countermeasures to protect the flow of debt collection. The NWO can encircle the few remaining enclaves of freedom, but rebel states confined to benign reservations, cannot expect much better.

Dread that World War III is on the horizon is most useful to the elites that play the puppeteer game of diversion and slide of hand. As independent countries fall into the cauldron of globalism stew, the only morsel that remains of the sweet taste of liberty resides in the memory recesses of the past.

The masters of global chaos, served well with the life work of Henry Kissinger and Zibigneiw Brzezinski, prosper on the suffering of the rest of humanity. Such megalomaniacs see the military-industrial-security complex as a continuum of a scorched earth campaign of Attila the Hun. Destruction and carnage reign, since the only empire that exists is the one that keeps the NWO elites in control.

America is long dead and the echoes of the past only serve as remembrance of the purported rendering of the NATO’s motto – ANIMUS IN CONSULENDO LIBER. Somehow, the translation, "Man's mind ranges unrestrained in counsel", seems only to apply inside the dementia of the Nefarious Warrior Organism.http://www.nato.int/multi/animus.htm

History Repeats As Another US President Ignores Multiple and Credible Terrorist Attack Warnings

History Repeats As Another US President Ignores Multiple and Credible Terrorist Attack Warnings



fbi terror report

According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), ISIS, nor any other foreign terrorist group poses no specific threat to the United States in the immediate future. The FBI, in a report released on August 13, 2014, echoed the same sentiment despite the fact that last year’s Boston Marathon bombing and the 2009 Fort Hood shooting were both carried out by radical Muslim extremists.http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/08/29/homeland-security-islamic-state-poses-no-specific-threat-within-the-united-states/

http://freebeacon.com/national-security/fbi-national-domestic-threat-assessment-omits-islamist-terrorism/

The British Are Telling a Different Story

Despite the fact that the American intelligence agencies believe there are no foreign terror threats to the United States, the BBC is reporting that the UK, operating off of the same intelligence information as the DHS and the FBI, has led British Prime Minister, David Cameron, to state that the UK government raised its terror threat level from “substantial” to “severe”.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-28986271

Judicial Watch Warns of Imminent ISIS Terrorist Attack in the US

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton , is stating that his organization has credible information which strongly suggests that the terror group ISIS is planning to launch terrorist attacks in the United States. Specifically, Judicial Watch sources have issued a dire warning that ISIS, is now confirmed to now be operating in Juarez, located across the Mexican border from El Paso, TX. The Judicial Watch warning states that a planned ISIS attack on the southern border of the United States is imminent and will include the use of car bombs and IED’s.http://www.infiltratednation.com/2014/08/updated-judicial-watch-reports-imminent.html

The Texas Department of Safety Issues Warning of an Imminent ISIS Terror Attack

FOX News is reporting that according to a law enforcement bulletin issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety, stated that social media chatter indicates that ISIS is very “aware” of the porous U.S.-Mexico border and are “expressing an interest” in crossing into the United states and carrying out terrorist attacks inside of the United States.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/08/29/online-posts-show-isis-eyeing-mexican-border-says-law-enforcment-bulletin/

Saudi King Warns of ISIS Attack Directed Against Europe and the US

Saudi King Abdullah specifically warned  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry about a planned ISIS attack upon the United States and Europe. http://news.gnom.es/news/saudi-king-warns-jihadists-could-attack-us-europe-within-months

“If neglected, I am certain that after a month they (ISIS) will  reach Europe and, after another month, America”.
Recently Fired DIA Chief Speaks Out Against Obamas Flawed Terrorist Policies
Recently fired Defense Intelligence chief, General Michael Flynn.
Recently fired Defense Intelligence chief, General Michael Flynn.

Recently fired Defense Intelligence chief, General Michael Flynn, has paid for outspokenness against the Obama’s administration impotent and nearly non-existent strategy to deal with terrorist attack threats upon the United States. And another General, serving under Obama, bites the dust.
 http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/intel-chief-blasts-obama_802242.html

An Ex-CIA Operative Warns of An Imminent Terrorist Threat in the U.S.

Earlier this summer I interviewed former CIA operative, Dr. Jim Garrow, about a planned attack upon multiple shopping malls inside of the United States which will be similar in  scope to what happened in Nairobi. In fact, Dr. Garrow stated that Nairobi was merely the beta test for what’s coming to shopping malls inside the United States. Garrow stated that what is going to happen here, will dwarf the Nairobi event.

Since Dr. Garrow’s first revelation about the coming series of terrorist actions, more information is coming to light regarding the operation. The end game is martial law with, as we have suspected, with the UN in charge. The facts surrounding the Garrow revelation speak to the fact that Russian and Chinese soldiers will likely be used in any martial law scenario. Below, is the link to the one hour Dr. Jim Garrow interview.The following linked interview, with Dr. Garrow, commences 6 minutes into the recording listed here: Listen to Hour 2.
http://216.240.133.177/archives32/Hodges/2014/07/Hodges_2_072714_220000.mp3

Dr. Garrow is my guest this evening on my talk show at 9pm Central.
http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/

Conclusion


Is history going to repeat itself?

There are 28 mainstream media accounts of how President Bush had multiple and repeated advance warnings regarding the terror attacks on 9/11. Yet, President Bush did not take one precaution and the CIA and the FBI, also aware of these reports, subsequently stood down as well.
http://globalresearch.ca/articles/SMI402A.html
If 100 people tell you that you are drunk, you better sit down. In the same light, while the present ISIS threat, being warned about in several credible circles, is being ignored just as the multiple warnings were ignored regarding the 9/11 attacks, it is very difficult to not conclude that a very serious and tragic false flag attack is coming and that this administration is woefully incompetent or complicit in what appears to be coming.

We should all be asking and demanding answers while we still have voices to raise.

by Dave Hodges

EDITOR’S NOTE: SHOWING COMPLICITY THROUGH IGNORING CREDIBLE EVIDENCE. IN THIS INSTANCE, THE EVIDENCE IS PRESENTED WITHOUT JUDGING THE LEVEL OF INVOLVEMENT. REGARDLESS OF BUSH’S COMPLICITY, HE KNEW WHAT WAS COMING. SAME WITH OBAMA  IT IS CALLED USING THE GOVT’S WORDS AGAINST THEM. OF COURSE, WE KNOW THEY WERE FALSE FLAG EVENTS. THE ILLOGIC OF THEIR POSITION WAS EXPOSED FORM THEIR OWN FRAME OF REFERENCE


F-35 Spending Could Buy Every Homeless Person A Mansion

F-35 Spending Could Buy Every Homeless Person A Mansion
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EDUCATE! BUDGET, CORRUPTION, HOMELESSNESS, WARS AND MILITARISM 

Above photo: An F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in its natural habitat: the ground. CREDIT: AP Photo/Lockheed Martin

Americans Have Spent Enough Money On A Broken Plane To Buy Every Homeless Person A Mansion

Just days before its international debut at an airshow in the United Kingdom, the entire fleet of the Pentagon’s next generation fighter plane — known as the F-35 II Lightning, or the Joint Strike Fighter — has been grounded, highlighting just what a boondoggle the project has been. With the vast amounts spent so far on the aircraft, the United States could have worked wonders, including providing every homeless person in the U.S. a $600,000 home.http://thehill.com/policy/defense/budget-appropriations/211520-f-35s-air-show-debut-in-jeopardy

It’s hard to argue against the need to modernize aircraft used to defend the country and counter enemies overseas, especially if you’re a politician. But the Joint Strike Fighter program has been a mess almost since its inception, with massive cost overruns leading to its current acquisition price-tag of $398.6 billion — an increase of $7.4 billion since last year. That breaks down to costing about $49 billion per year since work began in 2006 and the project is seven years behind schedule. Over its life-cycle, estimated at about 55 years, operating and maintaining the F-35 fleet will cost the U.S. a little over $1 trillion. By contrast, the entirety of the Manhattan Project — which created the nuclear bomb from scratch — cost about $55 billion in today’s dollars.http://www.acq.osd.mil/ara/am/sar/SST-2013-12.pdf

http://www.arizonadailyindependent.com/2014/04/25/the-cost-to-acquire-the-f-35-has-gone-up-compared-to-last-years-estimate/

http://www.brookings.edu/about/projects/archive/nucweapons/manhattan

“The political armor of the F-35 is as thick as the heads of the people who designed the airplane and its acquisition plan,” Winslow Wheeler, a former congressional staffer and outspoken critic of the F-35, recently told Foreign Policy about the longevity of the plane, despite the many setbacks it has endured. The support for the F-35 is so great in Congress that there’s actual a bipartisan Joint Strike Fighter Caucus dedicated to promoting it and keeping it alive. With that in mind, here are just a few of the other things that the insane amount spent on the troubled fighter could have gone towards instead, both at home and abroad:
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/08/pentagons_399_billion_plane_nowhere

http://thinkprogress.org/security/2013/02/22/1629781/f-35-caucus-republicans/



Buying Every Homeless Person In The U.S. A Mansion

On any given night in 2013, the Department of Housing and Urban Development concluded, there were an estimated 600,000 homeless Americans living on the streets. Numerous studies, however, have showed that rather than putting money into temporary shelters or incarceration, communities have saved millions of dollars by investing in permanent homes for the homeless. A recent report showed that in one Florida community, it cost taxpayers an estimated $30,000 to take the homeless off the streets through traditional methods, but only around $10,000 per person to give them permanent housing and provide job training and other support. Expanding that concept to the Federal level, even taking into account things like varying real estate prices around the country, it’s possible that $7.4 billion would be more than enough to start a program nationwide. With the full amount spent on the F-35 at its disposal, the U.S. could afford to purchase every person on the streets a $664,000 home.https://www.onecpd.info/resources/documents/ahar-2013-part1.pdf

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/03/24/3418140/charlotte-homeless-study/

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2014-05-21/news/os-cost-of-homelessness-orlando-20140521_1_homeless-individuals-central-florida-commission-tulsa

Unilaterally Funding Every Humanitarian Crisis

Overall, the United States less than one percent of its federal budget to foreign assistance. The State Department and USAID in Fiscal Year 2014 set aside about $31.1 billion in foreign aid funding, according to ForeignAssistance.gov. This includes $4.5 billion devoted towards funding the U.S. response to humanitarian crises around the world, including those in Syria, Iraq, South Sudan, and others. Millions of refugees and internally displaced people in these conflicts are struggling to survive, as the United Nations reports that each of these emergencies remain chronically underfunded. This year alone, the U.N. Office of Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) has raised only 35 percent of the funds it needs. In contrast, the $49 billion per year spent on the F-35 would singlehandedly fund not just UNOCHA’s $16.7 billion request, but also those of UNICEF and other emergency disaster relief bodies, saving countless lives.
http://thinkprogress.org/world/2014/03/12/3395861/who-briefing/

http://fts.unocha.org/

In addition, U.N. officials want the situation at the U.S.’ southern border to be classified as a refugee crisis as well, as most of the thousands of children currently being detained fled their homes to escape a myriad number of life-threatening conditions. The Obama administration has requested $3.7 billion from Congress in emergency spending to help staunch the flow and provide for those who have already made it to the United States, but Republicans already appear to be lining up against the proposal. The F-35′s increased cost from last year alone would have easily covered that amount and then some.
http://thinkprogress.org/immigration/2014/07/08/3457440/un-officials-seek-refugee-status-for-kids-coming-into-america-alone/

http://thinkprogress.org/immigration/2014/07/09/3458114/gop-minors-senate-bill/

Feeding Every Schoolchild In The Country

Earlier this year, President Obama signed into law an compromise version of the Farm Bill after months of deadlock saw the expiration of the former version. As part of the deal, House Republicans demanded huge cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), former known as food stamps, backing down only after a veto threat from the White House. The final bill, however, still included $8.7 billion worth of cuts, equaling about a $90 per month cut for recipients. The F-35′s excess costs for the last year by themselves could have nearly covered all of the losses, prevent state governors from having to scramble to provide families with the assistance they need.http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/01/28/3216361/farm-final-compromise-explainer/

http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=4009

As a backup when food subsidies are cut, low-income families often find themselves turning towards schools to provide meals during the day for their children. The National School Lunch Program feeds approximately 31 million students every year, at the cost of about $16.3 billion in both cash and commodity payments. The full cost of the plane so far would have funded this program as it stands for 24 years. If the amount being dispersed to schools was doubled, allowing the program to reach all 55 million students enrolled in K-12, the F-35 still would be able to cover that for the next decade.
http://febp.newamerica.net/background-analysis/federal-school-nutrition-programs

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb11-ff15.html

Providing Security Around The World

Under the weighted system used to determine dues, the U.S. pays the lion’s share of funding to the United Nations’ 16 peacekeeping missions around the world. For the coming fiscal year, that works out to about $2.4 billion. That’s quite a bargain, as then-U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice argued in 2009, telling PBS: “If the US was to act on its own – unilaterally – and deploy its own forces in many of these countries; for every dollar that the US would spend, the UN can accomplish the Mission for twelve cents.” Given how cost effective blue helmets are at providing security in areas where conflict has just ended, it would behoove the U.S. to grant even more support to the system. Additional funds would provide better arms and equipment, as well as better training, as the number of peacekeepers required around the world increases. The amount the U.S. has spent on the F-35 could have funded this year’s level of peacekeeping — a record-high $8.6 billion — for the next 46 years.http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/operations/current.shtml

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/03/us-un-peacekeepers-budget-idUSKBN0F82FG20140703

http://www.pbs.org/now/shows/520/index.html

Boosting Funding Needed To Rebuild America

The United States is falling apart. A lack of funding for bridges, roads, and other infrastructure has led to collapses across the country and the more than 63,000 bridges that have been labeled as “structurally deficient.” The Department of Transportation’s total budget request for next year is $90.1 billion, part of a four-year budget of $302.1 billion with $199 billion set aside to rebuild America’s roads and bridges. Obama has for the last two years called for a $50 billion lump sum to be added to the on top of DOT’s budget to help address the growing need, and twice Congress has rejected this proposal. If the U.S. were to have channeled the $298 billion is has spent so far on the F-35 — and continued spending at that level for the next six years — the U.S. would be halfway towards closing the $1.1 trillion gap in investment needed in infrastructure, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers. In addition, a report from the Center for American Progress, citing Moody’s Analytic’s chief economist, estimates infrastructure investment generates $1.44 of economic activity for each $1 spent. That sort of claim can’t be duplicated in the spending on the F35.
http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/04/25/3430786/bridges-structurally-deficient/

http://http//money.cnn.com/2013/02/12/news/economy/infrastructure-spending/

http://money.cnn.com/2010/07/06/news/ambassador_bridge/index.htm?iid=EL

http://cdn.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/StateMiddleClassPolicies-Ch7.pdf

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Along with the United States, seven other countries have committed to purchasing F-35 fighters from Lockheed Martin once they’re completed, which is helping diffuse the costs for the American taxpayer. But these partners are growing increasingly wary of the aircraft’s ballooning price. Australia recently announced that it was scaling back its purchase, as has the Netherlands. Those concerns will likely only be compounded by the current grounding of the fleet. And so, though the British Air Force intended to have the fighter in service a full two years ago, the only place you’ll be able to see the F-35 in action for now remains on the big screen — where its successes have been about equal to those in real life.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-23/australia-commits-to-buying-58-more-f-35-joint-strike-fighters.html

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/17/us-dutch-fighter-f-idUSBRE98G09I20130917

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-26124894

https://medium.com/war-is-boring/the-disastrous-movie-career-of-americas-new-stealth-fighter-98aaaa1eed4a

Sunday, August 31, 2014

“A Message From The Hopi Elders”

“A Message From The Hopi Elders”

“You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour.
Now you must go back and tell the people that this is The Hour.
Here are the things that must be considered:
Where are you living?
What are you doing?
What are your relationships?
Are you in right relation?
Where is your water?
Know our garden.
It is time to speak your Truth.
Create your community.
Be good to each other.
And do not look outside yourself for the leader.
This could be a good time!
There is a river flowing now very fast.
It is so great and swift, that there are those who will be afraid.
They will try to hold on to the shore.
They will feel they are being torn apart and will suffer greatly.
Know the river has its destination.
The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river,
keep our eyes open, and our heads above the water.
And I say, see who is in there with you and celebrate.
At this time in history, we are to take nothing personal. Least of all, ourselves.
For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt.
The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves!
Banish the word “struggle” from your attitude and your vocabulary.
All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.
We are the ones we have been waiting for!”
- Oraibi, Arizona, Hopi Nation

“A Gathering of the Tribe”

“A Gathering of the Tribe”



“Once upon a time a great tribe of people lived in a world far away from ours. Whether far away in space, or in time, or even outside of time, we do not know. They lived in a state of enchantment and joy that few of us today dare to believe could exist, except in those exceptional peak experiences when we glimpse the true potential of life and mind.

One day the shaman of the tribe called a meeting. They gathered around him, and he spoke very solemnly. “My friends,” he said, “there is a world that needs our help. It is called Earth, and its fate hangs in the balance. Its humans have reached a critical point in their collective birthing, and they will be stillborn without our help. Who would like to volunteer for a mission to this time and place, and render service to humanity?”
“Tell us more about this mission,” they asked.

“I am glad you asked, because it is no small thing. I will put you into a deep, deep trance, so complete that you will forget who you are. You will live a human life, and in the beginning you will completely forget your origins. You will forget even our language and your own true name. You will be separated from the wonder and beauty of our world, and from the love that bathes us all. You will miss it deeply, yet you will not know what it is you are missing. You will only remember the love and beauty that we know to be normal as a longing in your heart. Your memory will take the form of an intuitive knowledge, as you plunge into the painfully marred earth, that a more beautiful world is possible.

“As you grow up in that world, your knowledge will be under constant assault. You will be told in a million ways that a world of destruction, violence, drudgery, anxiety, and degradation is normal. You may go through a time when you are completely alone, with no allies to affirm your knowledge of a more beautiful world. You may plunge into a depth of despair that we, in our world of light, cannot imagine. But no matter what, a spark of knowledge will never leave you. A memory of your true origin will be encoded in your DNA. That spark will lie within you, inextinguishable, until one day it is awakened.

“You see, even though you will feel, for a time, utterly alone, you will not be alone. I will send you assistance, help that you will experience as miraculous, experiences that you will describe as transcendent. For a few moments or hours or days, you will reawaken to the beauty and the joy that is meant to be. You will see it on earth, for even though the planet and its people are deeply wounded, there is beauty there still, projected from past and future onto the present as a promise of what is possible and a reminder of what is real.

“You will also receive help from each other. As you begin to awaken to your mission you will meet others of our tribe. You will recognize them by your common purpose, values, and intuitions, and by the similarity of the paths you have walked. As the condition of the planet earth reaches crisis proportions, your paths will cross more and more. The time of loneliness, the time of thinking you might be crazy, will be over.

“You will find the people of your tribe all over the earth, and become aware of them through the long-distance communication technologies used on that planet. But the real shift, the real quickening, will happen in face-to-face gatherings in special places on earth. When many of you gather together you will launch a new stage on your journey, a journey which, I assure you, will end where it began. Then, the mission that lay unconscious within you will flower into consciousness. Your intuitive rebellion against the world presented you as normal will become an explicit quest to create a more beautiful one.

“In the time of loneliness, you will always be seeking to reassure yourself that you are not crazy. You will do that by telling people all about what is wrong with the world, and you will feel a sense of betrayal when they don’t listen to you. You will be hungry for stories of wrongness, atrocity, and ecological destruction, all of which confirm the validity of your intuition that a more beautiful world exists. But after you have fully received the help I will send you, and the quickening of your gatherings, you will no longer need to do that. Because, you will Know. Your energy will thereafter turn toward actively creating that more beautiful world.”
A tribeswoman asked the shaman, “How do you know this will work? Are you sure your shamanic powers are great enough to send us on such a journey?”

The shaman replied, “I know it will work because I have done it many times before. Many have already been sent to earth, to live human lives, and to lay the groundwork for the mission you will undertake now. I’ve been practicing! The only difference now is that many of you will venture there at once. What is new in the time you will live in, is that the Gatherings are beginning to happen.”

A tribesman asked, “Is there a danger we will become lost in that world, and never wake up from the shamanic trance? Is there a danger that the despair, the cynicism, the pain of separation will be so great that it will extinguish the spark of hope, the spark of our true selves and origin, and that we will separated from our beloved ones forever?”

The shaman replied, “That is impossible. The more deeply you get lost, the more powerful the help I will send you. You might experience it at the time as a collapse of your personal world, the loss of everything important to you. Later you will recognize the gift within it. We will never abandon you.”
Another man asked, “Is it possible that our mission will fail, and that this planet, earth, will perish?”

The shaman replied, “I will answer your question with a paradox. It is impossible that your mission will fail. Yet, its success hangs on your own actions. The fate of the world is in your hands. The key to this paradox lies within you, in the feeling you carry that each of your actions, even your personal, secret struggles within, has cosmic significance. You will know then, as you do now, that everything you do matters. God sees everything.”
There were no more questions. The volunteers gathered in a circle, and the shaman went to each one. The last thing each was aware of was the shaman blowing smoke in his face. They entered a deep trance and dreamed themselves into the world where we find ourselves today.”
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“Who are these missionaries from the more beautiful world? You and I are surely among them. Where else could this longing come from, for this magical place to be found nowhere on earth, this beautiful time outside of time? It comes from our intuitive knowledge of our origin and destination. The longing, indomitable, will never settle for a world that is less. Against all reason, we look upon the horrors of our age, mounting over the millennia, and we say NO, it does not have to be this way! We know it, because we have been there. We carry in our souls the knowledge that a more beautiful world is possible. Reason says it is impossible; reason says that even to slow — much less reverse — the degradation of the planet is an impossible task: politically unfeasible, opposed by the Money Power and its oligarchies. It is true that those powers will fight to uphold the world we have known. Their allies lurk within even ourselves: despair, cynicism, and resignation to carving out a life that is “good enough” for me and mine.

But we of the tribe know better. In the darkest despair a spark of hope lies inextinguishable within us, ready to be fanned into flames at the slightest turn of good news. However compelling the cynicism, a jejune idealism lives within us, always ready to believe, always ready to look upon new possibilities with fresh eyes, surviving despite infinite disappointments. And however resigned we may have felt, our aggrandizement of me and mine is half-hearted, for part of our energy is looking elsewhere, outward toward our true mission.
I would like to advise caution against dividing the world into two types of people, those who are of the tribe and those who are not. How often have you felt like an alien in a world of people who don’t get it and don’t care? The irony is that nearly everyone feels that way, deep down. When we are young the feeling of mission and the sense of magnificent origins and a magnificent destination is strong. Any career or way of life lived in betrayal of that knowing is painful, and can only be maintained through an inner struggle that shuts down a part of our being. For a time, we can keep ourselves functioning through various kinds of addictions or trivial pleasures to consume the life force and dull the pain. In earlier times, we might have kept the sense of mission and destiny buried for a lifetime, and called that condition maturity. Times are changing now though, as millions of people are awakening to their mission all at the same time. The condition of the planet is waking us up. Another way to put it, is that we are becoming young again.