Saturday, December 05, 2009

Some kind of truth?

It's interesting to see...things are changing fast.

The people know that there's always been something foul, and distrust most politicians, and what they hear in the news, but when it came to the big things, they thought they wouldn't be lied to. They believe that the government and the media wouldn't really lie to them, or hurt them.

But I think for a lot of people, this climategate thing will really change their outlook. When the story was first breaking, none of the mainstream media were covering it, and if you watched TV news, you'd have no idea what was going on. And as time went on, instead of picking up on the ever-increasing discussion around the story, the networks went on, happily reporting on Tiger Woods and the couple that crashed the White House party.

But their unwillingness to address a real issue has just resulted in a loss of credibility. CNN looks like a joke now. Fox News, while mildly better, has had to talk more and more about the truth to avoid losing credibility. Beck and Limbaugh are trying to let out just enough truth to keep their listeners, and undermine the real change that's beginning to occur.

The more that the mainstream ignores important issues, and tries to whitewash the truth with lies, the more they lose their viewers, and their credibility. Between 9-11 Truth and Climategate, the mainstream has pretty much lost any authority it may have had.

So, as a response, people are starting to look for the truth. Jesse Ventura's new show had record numbers for TruTV, because people will seek out the truth, wherever it is. Remember, this from the only guy I've ever heard on TV talk about the simple truth of same-sex marriage.

And for those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, it's time to wake up and get a clue!

Friday, November 27, 2009

What's going to happen

Well, I don't blog often, but I want to write something here for the record. We'll see what the future brings, and if I have any idea what's really happening in the world.

The US is in a pickle. 0% interest rate has reinflated the stock market and led to a USD-based carry trade that's helping fuel asset bubbles in the emerging markets. This isn't making the world happy, to say the least, but the measures are necessary to try and avoid that double-dip recession (or more properly, an extended recession). Ultimately, there's huge pressure on the USD right now, and gold is poised to break $1200 any time, and the markets are beginning to set up for high inflation in the US.

So to avoid the failing US dollar, the traditional method would be to raise interest rates in the US. However, that is next to impossible with unemployment at +10% and an economy struggling to grow. So the US is in a damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don't situation.

Webster Tarpley is proposing that the US is poised to engage in what he calls "Operation Safe Haven", where a dramatic world event will cause a flight to safety (i.e. buying of US dollar and exiting from risky markets) similar to what we saw during the height of the crisis. Of course, this risk event will be US orchestrated. He suggests three possible scenarios:

1. Israeli attack on Iran
Tarpley claims this is the least likely scenario because Israel lacks the ability to sustain a war with Iran, and thus the desired result will be unachievable.

2. Proxy War in Yemen
Turns out, the civil war brewing in Yemen serves nicely for a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran, with the Saudis backing the government while the Iranians are backing the Houthi rebels. This would prove advantageous for the US, since it doesn't require any direct intervention on their part.

3. Proxy War in Pakistan
This might be the most likely event, particularly if the the Pakistani Taliban start to pose a real threat of gaining access to Pakistan's nuclear arsenal. However, this has the makings of a proxy war of economics between the US and China, and threatens China's oil imports. Make no mistake, there's a serious economic battle occurring between China and the US.

Further, it's a widely held belief in Pakistan that much of the terrorist attacks that have been blamed on Al Qaeda are actually the responsibility of the CIA. Not only does full out civil war in Pakistan provide the risk event to help drive a new 'flight to safety' and a strengthening of the US dollar, it also provides a the opportunity to gain extended US influence in Central Asia. This gives the US the ability to apply pressure on both China and India.

This is where we stand. Exciting times, huh? While this is all speculation at this point, I think it comes from a pretty educated viewpoint. For me personally, this is all sorta new, as I come to understand the mechanics of false-flag events and the geopolitical elements which create the economic atmosphere in which I trade.

Interestingly, Brazil and Taiwan have both put laws in place that limit the amount of speculative hot money coming into their countries in the form of USD-based carry trade. Brazil has also put controls on the Real-US Dollar exchange rate.

Lots of fun things to keep me thinking and busy for the future. Looking forward to our move back to Taiwan, this time for the long run!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

A View of Government

Just throwing a few thoughts out there for your consideration....

Why do we assume that governments act in our best interests? Why do we expect politicians to make decisions which are good for the people in general, particularly when there are options open to them which serve their own interests much more?

We've become completely dependent on government, and it's supposed benign goodness. We're out of touch with our humanity, and our own basic survival instinct. We depend on modern technology and expertise, and various organizations, all for our very existence.

Ask yourself what would happen if the power went out for a week. What about a month? What if it were longer? What if there were no food in the grocery stores, or if a pandemic hit, and we were quarantined in our homes for an extended period. What would you do?

The point I'm getting at is that we're really very dependent on our society for our survival, and we rely on our governments to take care of us.

While we understand that people are corrupt, and that there are problems with governments, we don't see them as malicious, and against us. But what if that weren't the case? I think this is one of the greatest differences between Canadians and Americans, or at least how Americans once were....

Only the US Constitution starts from the assumption that governments will NOT act in the best interests of people, and that people need tools to give them power over their government. Only Americans are armed, with the right to arms. The Constitution sets out the responsibility of the people to defend themselves against their governments.

After everything that's happened, with the economy and taxation and government corruption, do you really feel that government has your best interests at heart?

Monday, September 14, 2009

Swine Flu Vaccine Ingredients

Just in case you wanted to know, here's what's in the swine flu vaccine.

Full story is here.

Biological Index:

  • chicken embryos
  • influenza virus, H5N1
  • virus culture
Chemical Index:

  • alpha-tocopherol
  • aluminum adjuvant
  • AS03 adjuvant
  • Daronrix
  • disodium phosphate
  • formaldehyde
  • magnesium chloride
  • octoxynol 10
  • polysorbate 80
  • potassium chloride
  • potassium dihydrogen phosphate
  • sodium chloride
  • sodium deoxycholate
  • squalene
  • thiomersal
  • vitamin E

Chemtrails over North Bay

Today was a pretty bad day for chemtrails. There were multiple crosses over the city, where by evening, we no longer had a clear sky. No astronomy tonight.

So, what's up with all the spraying?

Here's the link.

Chemtrails over North Bay

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

20 Minutes With The President on 9/11

Interview between Charlie Sheen and Barack Obama
Reported by Charlie Sheen
Original Article available at Infowars.com
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with our 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama, while he was out promoting his health care reform initiative. I requested 30 minutes given the scope and detail of my inquiry; they said I could have 20. Twenty minutes, 1200 seconds, not a lot of time to question the President about one of the most important events in our nation’s history. The following is a transcript of our remarkable discussion.
Charlie Sheen – Good afternoon Mr. President, thank you so much for taking time out of your demanding schedule.
President Barack Obama – My pleasure, the content of your request seemed like something I should carve out a few minutes for.
CS – I should point out that I voted for you, as your promises of hope and change, transparency and accountability, as well as putting government back into the hands of the American people, struck an emotional chord in me that I hadn’t felt in quite some time, perhaps ever.
PBO – And I appreciate that Charlie. Big fan of the show, by the way.
CS – Sir, I can’t imagine when you might find the time to actually watch my show given the measure of what you inherited.
PBO – I have it Tivo’d on Air Force One. Nice break from the traveling press corps. (He glances at his watch) not to be abrupt or to rush you, but you have 19 minutes left.
CS – I’ll take that as an invitation to cut to the chase.
PBO – I’m all ears. Or so I’ve been told.
CS – Sir, in the very near future we will be experiencing our first 9/11 anniversary with you as Commander in Chief.
PBO – Yes. A very solemn day for our Nation. A day of reflection and yet a day of historical consciousness as well.
CS – Very much so sir, very much so indeed…. Now; In researching your position regarding the events of 9/11 and the subsequent investigation that followed, am I correct to understand that you fully support and endorse the findings of the commission report otherwise known as the ‘official story’?
PBO – Do I have any reason not to? Given that most of us are presumably in touch with similar evidence.
CS – I really wish that were the case, sir. Are you aware, Mr. President, of the recent stunning revelations that sixty percent of the 9/11 commissioners have publicly stated that the government agreed not to tell the truth about 9/11 and that the Pentagon was engaged in deliberate deception about their response to the attack?
PBO – I am aware of certain “in fighting” during the course of their very thorough and tireless investigative process.
CS – Mr. President, it’s hard to label this type of friction as “in fighting” or make the irresponsible leap to “thorough,” when the evidence I insist you examine regarding 6 of the 10 members are statements of fact.
(At this point one of Obama’s senior aides approaches the President and whispers into his ear. Obama glances quickly at his watch and nods as the aide resumes his post at the doorway, directly behind me.)
PBO – No disrespect Mr. Sheen, but I have to ask; what is it that you seem to be implying with the initial direction of this discussion?
CS – I am not implying anything Mr. President. I am here to present the facts and see what you plan to do with them.
PBO – Let me guess; your ‘facts,’ allegedly supporting these claims are in the folders you brought with you?
CS – Good guess Mr. President.
(I hand the first folder of documents to the President)
CS – Again sir, these are not my opinions or assumptions, this is all a matter of public record, reported through mainstream media, painstakingly fact checked and verified.
(the President glances into the folder I handed him)
CS – You’ll notice sir on page one of the dossier dated August of ‘06 from the Washington Post, the statements of John Farmer, senior council to the 9/11 commission, his quote stating, “I was shocked how different the truth was from the way it was described.”
PBO – (as he glances down at the report, almost inaudible) …. um hmm….
CS – He goes on to further state “The [NORAD Air Defense] tapes told a radically different story from what had been told to us and the public for two years….”
(the President continues to view the documents)
CS – On pages two and three, sir, are the statements, as well, from commission co-chairmen Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, commissioners Bob Kerrey, Timothy Roemer and John Lehman, as well as the statements of commissioner Max Cleland, an ex-Senator from Georgia , who resigned, stating:
“It is a national scandal. This investigation is now compromised. One of these days we will have to get the full story because the 9/11 issue is so important to America. But this White House wants to cover it up.”
He also described President Bush’s desire to delay the process as not to damage the ‘04 re-election bid. They suspected deception to the point where they considered referring the matter to the Justice Department for criminal investigation. Mr. President, this information alone is unequivocally grounds for a new investigation!
PBO – Mistakes were clearly made but we as a people and as a country need to move forward. It is obviously in our best interest as a democratic society to focus our efforts and our resources on the future of this great nation and our ability to protect the American people and our allies from this type of terrorism in the coming years.
CS – Sir, how can we focus on the future when THE COMMISSION ITSELF is on record stating that they still do not know the truth??
PBO – Even if what you state, might in some capacity, begin to approach an open discussion or balanced debate, I can’t speak for, or about the decisions certain commission members made during an extremely difficult period. Perhaps you should be interviewing them instead of me. Wait, don’t tell me; I was easier to track down than they were?
CS – Not exactly sir, but let’s be honest. You’re the President of the United States, the leader of the free world, the buck stops with you. 9/11 has been the pretext for the systematic dismantling of our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Your administration is reading from the same playbook that the Bush administration foisted on America through documented secrecy and deception.
PBO – Mr. Sheen, I’m having a difficult time sitting here and listening to you draw distorted parallels between the Bush/Cheney regime and mine.
CS – Mr. President the parallels are not distorted just because you say they are. Let’s stick to the facts. You promised to abolish the Patriot Act and then voted to re-authorize it. You pledged to end warrantless wire tapping against the American people and now energetically defend it. You decried the practice of rendition and now continue it. You promised over and over again on the campaign trail, that you would end the practice of indefinite detention and instead, you have expanded it to permanent detention of “detainees” without trial. This far exceeds the outrages of the former administration. Call me crazy Mr. President, but is this not your record?
PBO – Mr. Sheen, my staff and I authorized this interview based on your request to discuss 9/11 and deliver some additional information you’re convinced I’d not previously reviewed. Call me crazy, But it appears as though you’ve blindly wandered off topic.
CS – Sir, the examples I just illustrated are a direct result of 9/11.
PBO – And I’m telling you that we must move forward, we must endure through these dangerous and politically challenging years ahead.
CS – Mr. President, we cannot move forward with a bottomless warren of unanswered questions surrounding that day and its aftermath.
PBO – I read the official report. Every word every page. Perhaps you should do the same.
CS – I have sir, and so have thousands of family members of the victims, and guess what; they have the same questions I do and probably a lot more. I didn’t lose a loved one on that horrific day Mr. President and neither did you. But since then I, along with millions of other Americans lost something we held true and dear for most of our lives in this great country of ours; we lost our hope.
PBO – And I’d like to believe that I am here to restore that hope. To restore confidence in your leaders, in the system that the voting public chose through a peaceful transfer of power.
(An odd moment of silence between us. Precious time ticking away).
CS – Mr. President, are you aware of the number of days it took to begin the investigation into JFK’s assassination?
PBO – If memory serves I believe it was two weeks.
CS – Close. Seventeen days to be exact. Are you aware sir, how long it took to begin the investigation into Pearl Harbor?
PBO – I would say again about….two weeks.
CS – Close again sir, eleven days to be exact. Are you aware Mr. President how long it took to begin the investigation into 9/11?
PBO – I know it must have seemed like a very long time for all the grieving families.
CS – It was a very long time Mr. President – four hundred and forty days. Roughly 14 months. Does it bother you Mr. President that it only took FIVE HOURS for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld after the initial attack to recommend and endorse a full scale offensive against Iraq?
PBO – I am not aware of any such purported claim.
CS – I have the proof Mr. President, along with scores of documents and facts I’d like you to take a look at. Here.
(I hand him another file – much thicker than the first)
PBO – I see you came prepared Charlie.
CS – No other way to show up Mr. President. When in doubt over prepare I always say.
PBO – Now you sound like the First Lady.
CS – That’s quite a compliment sir.
PBO – As you wish. Please continue.
CS – Sir, I’d like to direct your attention to the stack of documents in the folder I just handed you. The first in from the top is entitled “ Operation Northwoods“, a declassified Pentagon plan to stage terror attacks on US soil, to be blamed on Cuba as a pretext for war.
PBO – And I’d like to direct your attention to the fact that the principle draftsman of this improbable blueprint was quickly denied a second term as Joint Chiefs chairman and sent packing to a European NATO garrison. Thank God his otherworldly ambitions never saw the light of day.
CS – I wouldn’t be so certain about that Mr. President.
PBO – I could easily say the same to you Charlie.
(the President checks his watch)
CS – The next document reads “Declassified staged provocations.” Now, Honestly Mr. President I wish I was making this stuff up. I’m certain you are familiar with the USS Maine Incident, the sinking of the Lusitania, which we all now know brought us into WW1, and of course the most famous, the Gulf of Tonkin incident.
PBO – Of course I am familiar with these historical events and I’m aware that there’s a measure of controversy surrounding them. But to be quite frank with you, this is all ancient history.
CS – Mr. President, it has been often said; “Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it.” And I concede to you sir, these events are the past.
PBO – A vastly different world young man, shouldering a radically disparate state of universal affairs.
CS – No argument sir, I’m merely inviting you to acknowledge some credibility to the pattern or the theme. Case in point; the next document in your folder. It was published by the think-tank, Project For a New American Century and it’s entitled “ Rebuilding Americas Defenses“, and was written by Dick Cheney and Jeb Bush. To quote from the document sir – (the President interrupts)
PBO – “Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor.”
CS – Touche, sir. Your thoughts on this statement Mr. President?
PBO – I would call this a blatant case of misjudgment fueled by an unfortunate milieu of assumption. For some, the uninformed denial of coincidence.
CS – Interesting angle sir. Nevertheless, Vice President Cheney didn’t stop there. In early 2008, Pulitzer prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh and MSNBC, both reported that Cheney had proposed to the Pentagon an outrageous plan to have the U.S. Navy create fake Iranian patrol boats, to be manned by Navy Seals, who would then stage an attack on US destroyers in the Strait of Hormuz. This event was to be blamed on Iran and used as a pretext for war. Does any of this information worry you Mr. President? Should we just ignore it, until these realities can be dismissed years from now by our children, as ancient history as well?
PBO – Of course this information worries me, yet it’s not nearly as worrisome as you sitting here today suspiciously implying that 9/11 was somehow allowed to happen or even orchestrated from the inside.
CS – Mr. President I am not suspiciously implying anything. I am merely exposing the documents and asking the questions that nobody in power will even look at or acknowledge. And as I stated earlier, I voted for you, I believed in your message of hope and change. Mr. President I have come to you specifically hoping for a change. A change in the perception that our government has not yet made itself open and accountable to the people. These are your words Mr. President not mine. The lives of thousands were brutally cut short and those left behind to suffer their infinite pain are with me today Mr. President. They are with me in spirit and flesh, and the message we carry will not be silenced anymore by media fueled mantras insisting how they are supposed to feel. Deciding for them, for 8 long years, what can be thought, what can be said, what can be asked.
PBO – And I appreciate your passion, I appreciate your conviction. In spite of your concerns, in spite of what your data might or might not reveal, what you and the families must understand and accept is that we are doing everything we can to protect you.
CS – Mr. President , I realize were very short on time, so please allow me to run down a list of bullet points that might illuminate some reasons why we don’t embrace the warm hug of Federal protection.
PBO – We’ve come this far. Fire away.
CS – Please keep in mind Mr. President everything I’m about to say is documented as fact and part of the public record. The information you are holding in your hands chronicles and verifies each and every point.
PBO – You have five minutes left. The floor is yours. Brief me.
CS – Thank you Mr. President. Okay, first; On the FBI’s most wanted list Osama Bin Laden is not charged with the crimes of 911. When I called the FBI to ask them why this was the case, they replied: “There’s not enough evidence to link Bin Laden to the crime scene,” I later discovered he had never even been indicted by the D.O.J.
CSNumber 2; FBI translator Sibel Edmonds, was dismissed and gagged by the D.O.J. after she revealed that the government had foreknowledge of plans to attack American cities using planes as bombs as early as April 2001. In July of ‘09, Mrs. Edmonds broke the Federal gag order and went public to reveal that Osama Bin Laden, Al Qaeda and the Taliban were all working for and with the C.I.A. up until the day of 9/11.
CSNumber 3; The following is a quote from Mayor Giuliani during an interview on 9/11 with Peter Jennings for ABC News. “I went down to the scene and we set up headquarters at 75 Barkley Street, which was right there with the Police Commissioner, the Fire Commissioner, the Head of Emergency Management, and we were operating out of there when we were told that the World Trade Center was going to collapse. And it did collapse before we could actually get out of the building, so we were trapped in the building for 10, 15 minutes, and finally found an exit and got out, walked north, and took a lot of people with us.”
WHO TOLD HIM THIS??? To this day, the answer to this question remains unanswered, completely ignored and emphatically DENIED by Mayor Giuliani on several public occasions.
CSNumber 4; In April 2004, USA Today reported, “In the two years before the Sept. 11 attacks, the North American Aerospace Defense Command conducted exercises simulating what the White House says was unimaginable at the time: hijacked airliners used as weapons to crash into targets and cause mass casualties.” One of the targets was the World Trade Center.
CSNumber 5; On September 12th 2007, CNN’s ‘Anderson Cooper 360′, reported that the mysterious “white plane” spotted and videotaped by multiple media outlets, flying in restricted airspace over the White House shortly before 10am on the morning of 9/11, was in fact the Air Force’s E-4B, a specially modified Boeing 747 with a communications pod behind the cockpit; otherwise known as “The Doomsday Plane”.
Though fully aware of the event, the 9/11 Commission did not deem the appearance of the military plane to be of any interest and did not include it in the final 9/11 Commission report.
CSNumber 6; Three F-16s assigned to Andrews Air Force Base, ten miles from Washington, DC, are conducting training exercises in North Carolina 207 miles away as the first plane crashes into the WTC. Even at significantly less than their top speed of 1500 mph, they could still have defended the skies over Washington well before 9am, more than 37 minutes before Flight 77 crashes into the Pentagon, however, they did not return until after 9:55am.
Andrews AFB had no armed fighters on alert and ready to take off on the morning of 9/11.
CSNumber 7; WTC Building 7. Watch the video of its collapse.
CSNumber 8; Flight 93 is fourth plane to crash on 9/11 at 10:03am. V.P. Cheney only gives shoot down order at 10:10-10:20am and this is not communicated to NORAD until 28 minutes after Flight 93 has crashed.
Fueling further suspicion on this front is the fact that three months before the attacks of 9/11, Dick Cheney usurped control of NORAD, and therefore he, and no one else on planet Earth, had the power to call for military sorties on the hijacked airliners on 9/11. He did not exercise that power. Three months after 9/11, he relinquished command of NORAD and returned it to military operation.
CSNumber 9; Scores of main stream news outlets reported that the F.B.I. conducted an investigation of at least FIVE of the 9/11 hijackers being trained at U.S. military flight schools. Those investigations are now sealed and need to be declassified.
CSNumber 10; In 2004, New York firefighters Mike Bellone and Nicholas DeMasi went public to say they had found the black boxes at the World Trade Center, but were told to keep their mouths shut by FBI agents. Nicholas DeMasi said that he escorted federal agents on an all-terrain vehicle in October 2001 and helped them locate the devices, a story backed up by rescue volunteer Mike Bellone.
As the Philadelphia Daily News reported at the time, “Their story raises the question of whether there was a some type of cover-up at Ground Zero.”
CSNumber 11 – Hundreds of eye witnesses including first responders, fire captains, news reporters, and police, all described multiple explosions in both towers before and during the collapse.
CSNumber 12; An astounding video uncovered from the archives shows BBC News correspondent Jane Standley reporting on the collapse of WTC Building 7 over twenty minutes before it fell at 5:20pm on the afternoon of 9/11. Tapes from earlier BBC broadcasts show news anchors discussing the collapse of WTC 7 a full 26 minutes in advance. The BBC at first claimed that their tapes from 9/11 had been “lost” before admitting that they made the “error” of reporting the collapse of WTC 7 before it happened without adequately explaining how they could have obtained advance knowledge of the event.
In addition, over an hour before the collapse of WTC 7, at 4:10pm, CNN’s Aaron Brown reported that the building “has either collapsed, or is collapsing.”
CSNumber 13; Solicitor General Ted Olson’s claim that his wife Barbara Olsen called him twice from Flight 77, describing hijackers with box cutters, was a central plank of the official 9/11 story.
However, the credibility of the story was completely undermined after Olsen kept changing his story about whether his wife used her cell phone or the airplane phone. The technology to enable cell phone calls from high-altitude airline flights was not created until 2004. American Airlines confirmed that Flight 77 was a Boeing 757 and that this plane did not have airplane phones on board.
According to the FBI, Barbara Olsen attempted to call her husband only once and the call failed to connect, therefore Olsen must have been lying when he claimed he had spoken to his wife from Flight 77.
CSNumber 14; The size of a Boeing 757 is approximately 125ft in width and yet images of the impact zone at the Pentagon supposedly caused by the crash merely show a hole no more than 16ft in diameter. The engines of the 757 would have punctured a hole bigger than this, never mind the whole plane. Images before the partial collapse of the impact zone show little real impact damage and a sparse debris field completely inconsistent with the crash of a large jetliner, especially when contrasted with other images showing airplane crashes into buildings.
CSNumber 15; What is the meaning behind the following quote attributed to Dick Cheney which came to light during the 9/11 Commission hearings? The passage is taken from testimony given by then Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta.
During the time that the airplane was coming in to the Pentagon, there was a young man who would come in and say to the Vice President, “The plane is 50 miles out.” “The plane is 30 miles out.” And when it got down to “the plane is 10 miles out,” the young man also said to the Vice President, “Do the orders still stand?” And the Vice President turned and whipped his neck around and said, “Of course the orders still stand. Have you heard anything to the contrary?”
As the plane was not shot down, in addition to the fact that armed fighter jets were nowhere near the plane and the Pentagon defensive system was not activated, are we to take it that the orders were to let the plane find its target?
CSNumber 16; In May 2003, the Miami Herald reported how the Bush administration was refusing to release a 900-page congressional report on 9/11 because it wanted to “avoid enshrining embarrassing details in the report,” particularly regarding pre-9/11 warnings as well as the fact that the hijackers were trained at U.S. flight schools.
CSNumber 17; Top Pentagon officials cancelled their scheduled flights for September 11th on September 10th. San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, following a security warning, cancelled a flight into New York that was scheduled for the morning of 9/11.
CSNumber 18; The technology to enable cell phone calls from high-altitude airline flights was not created until 2004, and even by that point it was only in the trial phase. Calls from cell phones which formed an integral part of the official government version of events were technologically impossible at the time.
CSNumber 19: On April 29, 2004, President Bush and V.P. Cheney would only meet with the commission under specific clandestine conditions. They insisted on testifying together and not under oath. They also demanded that their testimony be treated as a matter of “state secret.” To date, nothing they spoke of that day exists in the public domain.
CS – And finally Mr. President – Number 20; A few days after the attack, several newspapers as well as the FBI reported that a paper passport had been found in the ruins of the WTC. In August 2004, CNN reported that 9/11 hijacker Ziad Jarrah’s visa was found in the remains of Flight 93 which went down in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
At least a third of the WTC victim’s bodies were vaporized and many of the victims of the Pentagon incident were burned beyond recognition. And yet visas and paper passports which identify the perpetrators and back up the official version of events miraculously survive explosions and fires that we are told melted steel buildings.
(The Senior aide appears again beside the President whispering in his ear. He then quickly moves off).
PBO – Well Charlie I can’t say this hasn’t been interesting. As I said earlier you’ve showed up today focused and organized. Regardless how I feel about the material you’ve presented, I must commend your dedication and zeal. However, our time here is up.
(the President rises from his chair , I do the same).
CS – Mr. President! One more second!
(The President starts towards the door – I follow him quickly step for step).
CS – Mr. President, I implore you based on the evidence you now possess, to use your Executive Power. Prove to us all Sir, that you do, in fact, care. Create a truly comprehensive and open Congressional investigation of 9/11 and its aftermath. The families deserve the truth, the American people and the rest of the free world deserve the truth. Mr. President -
(He pauses. We shake hands).
CS – Make sure your on the right side of history.
(The President breaks the handshake).
PBO – I am on the right side of history. Thank you Charlie, my staff and I will be in touch.
(I watch as he strides gracefully out of the room, the truth I provided him held firmly by his side; in the hand of providence.)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

ORIGINAL Elephant Painting


Danielle loves this painting. Beautiful gestures. She says she can see the elephant using its right brain in the creation, and its though process.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Jessie Ventura GETS IT!

Wow!

Jessie Ventura gets it. He understands the Gay Marriage debate. It's a category mistake, based on the lack of separation of Church and State!

Think of it this way:

Marriage began as a religious ceremony, where a man and a woman were united before the eyes of God. This is the definition of marriage. Saying gay marriage makes no sense! Regardless, somehow though time, legal rights were ascribed to marriage. But legal rights can't (or shouldn't) be granted by a private institution (i.e. a church). Governments should be the only institution giving legal rights.

Cut to the government, issuing marriage licenses. Why should government be responsible (or allowed) to be involved with something which is based in religion?!? The government should only be concerned with issuing legal status, and having no dominion over marriage whatsoever.

So, if you want to get married, you'd go to your pastor or rabbi, etc., and have a wedding in a church. Under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, we are free to practice religion, and government has no place dictating what marriage is or isn't. It should remain a purely religious institution. For legal rights, you'd apply with the government for a civil union. Your gender or sexual orientation has no basis for the application of a civil union between two people. A straight couple would get a civil union, as would a gay couple. There is no distinction at the legal level. At the end of the day, the government is responsible for the issuance of legal rights, and the church is responsible for granting a marriage.

This is the proper separation of Church and State. If we had this system, and government was uninvolved with these religious institutions, then our whole 'gay marriage' debate would be, de facto, a non-argument.

So, kudos for Jessie Ventura, as being the first public commentator I've witnessed, to actually understand this and state it publicly on Larry King last night.

We're amazing at making things more difficult than they need to be!

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Swine Flu

You know, everyone's been raving about this Swine Flu thing. The media has been telling us all sorts of horror stories, and how bad it is, but really, we all know that the Swine flu isn't a problem at all, and this is just all media hype.

Now, what does it mean when everyone knows we're being hyped? How do we behave? Is anyone taking precautions over the H1N1 virus this time around? Nobody I know is....but like being a day-trader, when everyone knows the answer to a question, I know it's time to get out.

By analogy, if everyone seems to understand this is all just hype, and not to pay attention to the mass media (not to mention the CDC and WHO), what does that mean?

Now, I'm not one for conspiracies, so to speak, but I'll tell you one thing...I'm going to start being
very careful the next time something like this comes around, because last thing we need is a populous to ignore the authorities when a really serious bug does hit.

It's best to be well informed, people!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

I'm Excited!

Went to the Independent Grocers today, and wow, was I impressed. They have a whole section of organic foods, including a good amount of vegan friendly foods.

We also got our bread maker today, so we're gonna start making our own bread. I'm really excited about that too.

Monday, April 20, 2009

A Call To Action

Well, not really.

I've been reading/watching/thinking too much about a lot of things lately. Tons of conspiracy theories, Aliens, and something called the New World Order. Add to that Global Warming, energy and food crises, potential economic collapse, health in the 21st century--are there really aircraft spraying chemicals on the population and electomagnetic attacks on various populations--and the fact that it's scientifically possible that the US could have caused last year's earthquake in China (totally insane, I know!)...

Point is, in this world, there's so much 'out there' to make you feel totally helpless about your situation and your place in the world. If you read my last post, you have some insight into why I've gone Vegan. Well, how does one respond to all of the other things in the world. I can try and inform people about the obvious things like how modern fractional-reserve banking (i.e. The Federal Reserve) is by design, doomed to failure and eventual collapse, how certain food additives and GMO foods are harmful, etc...people will listen if they want to, or won't if they don't want to, and sometimes, there isn't anything anyone can do to change that.

So, I'm left with the following conclusion: the only thing I can do is to adjust my own living to conform with my moral beliefs, and live a life that I can be comfortable with. By not living in fear, I can free myself from those things in the world which seek to control or dominate me. If there are only really two states of being (love and fear), then I choose love and not fear. This means that I choose to love, and not live in fear, and I will demonstrate that through my actions and my choices. By simply being the best I can be, and not responding to the world or others with fear, I can live a full and content life.

And just maybe, by living in a morally correct way, and with love and compassion, I can pass on some of these traits, or at least a desire to transcend fear, to those around me, and somehow, maybe make the world just a little bit better. My goal here is, for the first time in my life (I tend to be somewhat confrontational and difficult), to create harmony in my relations with other people and with my environment. Relations devoid of aggression and violence may lead to a better world, at least for me and those around me.

This is how I choose to live my life.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Veganism, all the way

Alright, so here's the story.

When I was younger, I loved to fish. Ice fishing, boat fishing, casting off the rocks in Sudbury with David Winsa. I loved to fish. However, one day, sitting in the boat with my dad, I just saw a fish, lying in the bottom of the boat, and felt, this is wrong.

Cut to my first year of college (1993/94) and I was living in Toronto with Aaron Thompson. Riding my bike like a bat out of hell, spitting on cars in anger over their drivers' irresponsibility towards the world and environment. I had decided to become a vegetarian to try and make the world better. And it was good. But when I moved back home with my parents, I gave up vegetarianism because meal planning was difficult.

As I got older, I became more mellow, even as I saw with greater clarity, the injustices which occur in the world. I had become more comfortable with my place in the world, and I felt that for the most part I had found an uneasy peace with things. My depression has come and gone, and come again, and I've dealt with it best I can, with and without medication (although medication makes it a lot more tolerable).

But lately, since I've left the store, and have had more time to research things and think about the world and my place in it, along with my Buddhist belief in non-violence, I've just come to realize that the meat industry is just that--an industry. And animals, which I love, are but commodities in that industry. The treatment of most modern industrial animals is deplorable, and a cause of great suffering.

So, no longer am I willing to be complicit in the cruelty inflicted on animals though the consumption of meat products. Further, because I am against violence, I do not wish to partake in anything that exhibits violence against any other living, feeling, creature. Thus, I have decided to go completely vegan, absorbing, and avoiding the use of any animal-derived product whatsoever.

Further, according to the UN, the meat industry is a greater emitter of greenhouse gases than transportation, so going vegan also greatly reduces my carbon footprint. It's a nice added benefit. Regardless of where the rest of the world is going, I can at least feel confident that I'm taking my own steps to actively pursue a better world, and let my conscience rest with my place in the world.

Monday, April 13, 2009

My Hackintosh

Well, well.

I've done something pretty cool in the computer world, and I have to say, I'm feeling great about it. In fact, I'm downright proud of what I've done. And what have I done, you may ask....Well, I've turned my PC into a Mac. Or, more specifically, my PC is running Mac's OS X operating system.

Yes, that's right, my computer is now a 'mac', so to speak. The OS is really fast and smooth, and I'm not lacking anything I had with my windows machine, and it runs about 20% faster than my system did under Windows.

It took a bit of trial and error to get it running because my hardware isn't very mac-friendly, but after some research and a bit of sweat, it's up and running. Two weeks now.

For the record, I've completely ditched Windows, and I'm only running a single OS on my computer. Very happy about that too. If you check out my YouTube page, you'll see some videos that I made, inspired by the creative tools built into a Mac, and how easily content can be created.

Since then, I've done a second computer (a store-bought HP system) which was really easy to do. Now, the owner has the option of booting into Vista or OS X 10.5.6

Sweet!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Misc Ramblings

Hey.

Been playing around with Mac OS X and it's awesome. I love how much faster my computer is with OSX than old Windows (XP, Vista, or 7). Still trying to get every little element working well, but I think iDeneb will be the one.

Starting to get more involved with online culture. I stayed away from it for so long, I don't know why...this was always the way I did things in the old days, and I'm comfortable with it, so why not go with it. Now, everything's crosslinked, so this shows up on my facebook profile, and I do all my status updates via twitter now...

I've been thinking a lot about mindcasting, and what it might mean. I don't know who's going to read my mindcasts, but I'm going to go for it and see what comes of it. I'll also be posting my vlog on Youtube for the hell of it (once my OSx86 system is up and running), and maybe someone will catch something of interest.

I guess I'm going to be pontificating on a lot of random things, and telling you about what I'm learning, and how trading is going (well).

The internet: love it or fix it.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Reclaiming the Blogs!

Well, it's about time I did it. Back from Taiwan for awhile, and looking to get reconnected online, so I'm going to be working on my blog again. More to follow.

Enjoy, if you choose to.