Sunday, March 31, 2013

Obama's Covert Dirty War Exposed

     Glenn Greenwald's article, "The Message Sent by America's Invisible Victims," announces the April release of a shocking new documentary film, "Dirty Wars," that reveals the extent of President Obama's global covert war on "terrorism."  The bulk of the article reveals how the U.S. mainstream media ensures that the American public never sees the real war.  Read the article here.
     The film and book of the same name, "Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield," contain graphic evidence of how Obama has actually doubled-down on the very practices and policies he campaigned against in 2007-08.  Both book and film will be released in April.  You can find a good interview of the journalists who wrote, produced, and starred in the film, Rick Rowley and Jeremy Scahill, right here.  If anyone still doubts that America's two-party political system is nearly a complete sham, they need to see this evidence.  Of course, the problem is not the system so much as the American people who can change their attitudes about war based solely on who is in office!
     Finally, I've debated for two months whether to post this video on not, but now seems to be the right time.  President Obama, the man who 'comforted' the families in Newtown and frequently uses children as stage props for his speeches, is responsible for the confirmed deaths of hundreds of children in the Middle East by drone strikes and covert night raids.  WARNING: EXTREMELY GRAPHIC.  If you don't really want to know, leave now for the sanitized mainstream corporate media: Here are all the confirmed names of the children murdered by drone strikes at the hands of far.
     God, have mercy on us all.          

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Three Ways to Help Change the Food System

     We need to change many things for the better in the USA; I believe one of the best places to start is with the food system.  What we eat effects the mind, body, and spirit, so: 1. Grow what food you can; 2. Buy as much of your food from locally owned businesses as you can; 3. Share your knowledge and concerns.
     Clearly, the people at "Natural Society" agree.  Here are excerpts from and the link to an article on the three ways of changing how we eat:
     "We can’t trust the government to construct and enforce the framework to allow for the healthiest foods (and the healthiest foods only) to reach our plates. And honestly, we can’t be surprised at this inability. They are lawmakers and politicians, and unfortunately nothing more. In many ways, it’s up to us (the people) to change the food system ourselves. But this can seem like a daunting task in the face of hidden-GMOs, pesticide-laden produce, and sometimes undecipherable health and nutrition studies.
     "The good news is that you can live a healthy lifestyle without the help of Washington policy-makers. While we should all keep campaigning for those elected officials to make the right decisions (such as supporting GMO labeling petitions or going against other harmful petitions), we should similarly be making the right decisions for ourselves."   Read more here.
     An excellent resource to help you with item #1 above, grow as much food as you can, is the "Organic Gardening" website found here.  If item #2 seems overwhelming or too inconvenient, try adding just one new organic food to your diet each week.  Over time, you'll "crowd out" the processed foods from your diet.  After a short while, you'll even be able to taste some of the chemicals and additives in the processed foods!  That experience will motivate you to help change the food system, as per item #3.


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Top 10 Excuses for Obama Signing the 'Monsanto Protection Act'

     "Yes, he signed HR 993. It was a bill funding the federal government. There was a rider in it. A Monsanto and biotech rider.
     "The gist of the rider is: a dangerous ghoulish GMO food crop can’t be stopped by a court order. That crop can still be grown, harvested, and sold in the US.
     "Isn’t that wonderful? Isn’t it grand?
      "250,000 people signed an emergency letter to Obama, telling him to send HR 993 back to Congress so the rider could be removed. He didn’t."

Read more here from Jon Rappoport at "No More Fake News"

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sedgwick, Maine Declares Food Sovereignty!

     They're not going to take it anymore!  The small town of Sedgwick, Maine, has declared all state and federal food laws null and void.  Sedgwick is the first city in the U.S. to free itself from the constraints of federal and state food regulation. Published reports say the town has passed an ordinance that gives its citizens the right "to produce, sell, purchase, and consume local foods of their choosing," regulations be damned. The ordinance includes raw milk, meats that are slaughtered locally, all produce and just about anything else you might imagine.
     Read more here, here, and here.          Food Renegade

Obama Signs "Monsanto Protection Act"

     "We regret to inform you that late last night President Barack Obama signed H.R. 993, which contained the Monsanto Protection Act into law. President Obama knowingly signed the Monsanto Protection Act over the urgent pleas of more than 250,000 Americans who asked that he use his executive authority to veto it. President Obama failed to live up to his oath to protect the American people and our constitution.
     "Today we’re calling on President Obama to issue an executive order to call for the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods.
      "Not only is GMO labeling a reasonable and common sense solution to the continued controversy that corporations like Monsanto, DuPont and Dow Chemical have created by subverting our basic democratic rights, but it is a basic right that citizens in 62 other countries around the world already enjoy, including Europe, Russia, China, India, South Africa and Saudi Arabia."
     Please follow this link to express your outrage at President Obama's failure to live up to his oath to protect the American people, to defend the U.S. Constitution, and ask him to issue an executive order for the mandatory labeling of GMOs.
     Go to "Food Democracy Now."

Saturday, March 23, 2013

A Revelation of Beauty Through Ugliness

     Two recent posts at ReKnew from one of my favorite evangelical writers, Greg Boyd, address the paradox of the dark, violent, macabre depictions of God in the Bible with the depiction of God through Jesus, on the cross, revealing his true eternal nature to be self-sacrificial, enemy-loving, non-violent love.  See part 1, "Getting Honest About the Dark Side of God," here and part 2, "A Revelation of Beauty Through Ugliness," here.

Calvarythe prophecy / skulls & bones.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Call Obama: Veto "Monsanto Protection Act"

(UPDATE: As of late Sunday evening more than 175,000 people have signed this letter.  The President has until Wednesday, 3/27/13 to sign it.  Have your friends go to "Food Democracy Now" or use the link below. Thank you!)
(UPDATE: As of late Friday evening more than 100,000 people have signed this letter to President Obama.)   
 Please help.  Here is an action item from  "Food Democracy Now:"

Tell President Obama to veto the Monsanto Protection Act!

We regret to inform you, but yesterday morning Congress succeeded in passing Section 735, aka the Monsanto Protection Act, in the Continuing Resolution spending bill.
We need you to contact President Obama before he signs it and HR 933 becomes law.

Currently the White House is closed for the weekend, but we want you to be able to continue to express your voice over this outrageous decision - Click here to sign the letter asking President Obama to veto the Monsanto Protection Act!

See the entire item here.   Monsanto is about to become more powerful than the federal government and the U.S. Constitution!!!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Monsanto and The Separation of Powers

     A law has been snuck into the Agriculture Appropriations bill – which will be approved by March 27th – which would destroy the separation of powers by stripping courts of the power to challenge genetically modified foods.
     The “Monsanto Rider” (section 735) uses “farmer-friendly” happy talk, but is an iron-fisted ploy to allow GMO crops to be planted even if a court has ruled that planting them is illegal.
     If the United States Department of Agriculture – which suffered “regulatory capture” by the big food companies decades ago – approves a genetically modified food without any testing, a court can enjoin (i.e. halt) production of that food until testing occurs.
     Yet the Monsanto Rider would strip the courts of that power, and would allow GMO crops to be planted and put in our food … no matter what a judge has ruled.
      Read about it herehere ,and here .

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Recommended: Glenn Greenwald's "On Security and Liberty"

   "The Guardian" recently hired brilliant Constitutional attorney, author, and columnist Glenn Greenwald for their "U.S. Edition."  Here is their brief description of the new column, "On Security and Liberty:" A critical, campaigning column on vital issues of civil rights, freedom of information and justice – and their enemies, from the award-winning journalist, former constitutional litigator and author of three New York Times bestsellers.
     If you, like me, are outraged by the injuries the contrived "War on Terror" is inflicting on our nation and the world, you will greatly appreciate Greenwald's new column. I believe "On Security and Liberty" is an effective antidote to the compliant corporate media's service to the oligarchs and enablers of this 'war.'  I hope it helps wake up and return to its senses this once great land that lately has become what Gore Vidal called "the United States of Amnesia."
     Read a "table of contents" here.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Lanza Plotted Massacre for Years

May God bless and heal us all.
     IF this report is true, it substantiates the assertion in my post of 12/18/12, "That-Which-Must-Not-Be-Named", by a retired FBI-profiler at the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit, Mary Ellen O'Toole, that the attack at Newtown was not the result of mental illness or "someone just snapping."  On the contrary, O'Toole notes that Adam Lanza "showed a high  measure of control" and "planned the attack for maximum lethality."
     An article published today in the New York Daily News states that Lanza developed an intricate spreadsheet of  data on past mass shootings that included details on the number of victims and the weapons used.  Apparently, he approached the event much like a video/arcade game player who wanted to rack up the most points and write his name at the top of the list.  His careful research led him to choose the target and the weapons he used, again seeking 'maximum lethality'--game points.  He was, in fact, more than just some pathetic deranged teenager: he was a "Glory Killer."
     Let me go on record now: if this report is accurate, we learn two major lessons.  First, gun control laws would not have prevented this tragedy. Connecticut already has extremely strict state-level gun laws similar to what Obama and Feinstein propose. Secondly, evil is real. This tragedy didn't happen because of mental illness.  Our culture is an accessory to this crime, not because our culture is evil, but because our culture ignores and denies that real evil exists.  To not be prepared for evil is willful negligence.  Having an armed administrator or custodian on campus would have produced a different ending to this story.
     Many questions remain to be answered about what exactly happened that day at Sandy Hook,
regardless of the accuracy of this report. Read this chilling article here.

Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy. Lord have mercy.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Cyprus: Connecting the Dots Yet?

Patriot Act...NDAA...drones...deficit...sequestration...NCLB...Iraq...GMOs...abortion rights...Davos...gun control...mandatory vaccinations...Cuomo...sterilization...Big warming...TSA...Homeland Security...Goldman Sachs...Syria...Federal 'marriage'...cyberattacks...Bill of Rights...unemployment...IMF...and now: a Cyprus 'haircut'...

Europe Braces for Turmoil

EU Confiscates from Private Bank Accounts

ATMs Drained as 'Bailout Tax' Triggers a Run on Banks

The Great EU Bank Robbery

Citizens Panic as Government Raids Private Accounts

Updated (3/18/13): Cyprus is a Beta Test    

Updated (3/18/13) Chief Banker Wants 15% in Italy Next

Saturday, March 16, 2013

“Anthropocene Epoch" and the Enviro-Eugenicists

Jurriaan Maessen reports:
 "In a report published in April of 2012 by the Royal Society titled People and the Planet, the elitist UK-based society calls for massive population reduction and de-industrialization of the west...
     "What the Royal Society terms 'systematically decoupling economic activity from environmental impact' is actually a rephrasing of U.N. Agenda 21’s plan to gradually de-industrialize the West as well as the creation of megacities in which the bulk of the world’s population can be locked up to make them more manageable. Or, what the Royal Society calls 'the potential for urbanisation to reduce material consumption...'  
     "According to an MSNBC article one of the scientists while speaking about human populations worldwide, stated:
     “'We certainly don’t want them strolling about the entire countryside. We want them to save land for nature by living closely [together]...'
     "Some of the organizers of 'Planet under Pressure' are founding their plea on the notion that we (as humanity) have entered the 'Anthropocene': a new geological era in which humans- not natural conditions- are the main drivers of geological and meteorological processes. Citing a website devoted to this concept, Martin Rees of the Royal Society stated at the conference:
     “'This century is special in the Earth’s history. It is the first when one species — ours — has the planet’s future in its hands,' reported the AFP news agency. 'We’ve invented a new geological era: the Anthropocene,' he stated."

Includes a video from Cambridge University promoting depopulation.  Enter here.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Meeting Jesus at Abu Ghraib

     Joshua Casteel (1979-2012) grew up in an evangelical Christian household and was raised as a patriotic American. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve at age 17, and was later enrolled for a short time at West Point.  Casteel was then trained as an Arabic translator and deployed with the 202nd Military Intelligence Battalion to Abu Ghraib prison working as an interrogator from June 2004 to January 2005.
     It was at Abu Ghraib that Joshua would have a crisis of conscience while interrogating a Muslim, who in turn questioned him about his faith in Jesus.  Soon after being challenged about the non-violent teachings of Jesus by a self-professed jihadist, who freely admitted that he would kill Joshua if given the chance, he applied for conscientious objector status and was honorably discharged in May 2005.
     Joshua was diagnosed in early November 2011 with stage IV lung cancer (adenocarcinoma), present in his lungs, liver, spine and adrenals. He believed his illness was a result of his service in Iraq where he was exposed to the toxic fumes from the burn pits in Abu Ghraib.
     Casteel was featured in the 2008 documentary film, Soldiers of Conscience.  See a video excerpt featuring Casteel here.
     Joshua Eric Casteel died on August 25, 2012.


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Soldiers and Suicide: 25 Disturbing Facts

     The tragic reality is that stimulants, antidepressants, anti-psychotics, sedatives and pain meds are the new "fuel" for America's front-line forces. Instead of providing actual health care and treatment when soldiers return home, the government throws pills at them and calls it therapy. And the results? Here is a short list:
  1. Only 1 percent of Americans have served in the Middle East, but veterans of combat there make up 20% of all suicides in the United States;
  2. The number of prescriptions for Ritalin and Adderall written for active-duty soldiers has increased 1,000% in the last five years;
  3. Under the Obama administration, the number of veterans waiting for VA care has risen from 11,000 in 2009 to 245,000 today;
  4. There are now over 8,000 suicides each year by U.S. soldiers and veterans; that's over 22 a day;
  5. For every active-duty service member who dies in battle, 25 veterans die by suicide;
  6. To date, the Pentagon has spent more than a billion dollars on psychiatric drugs, making it one of the largest single customers of Big Pharma.
Keep reading...

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Nothing is Real: White al-Qaeda?

     A Los Angeles Times opinion piece says white people who value the U.S. Constitution "may represent a greater danger to the lives of American civilians than international terrorists."  I'm astounded that a "mainstream media" outlet now publishes racism, and even worse, without any backlash or even comment from their peers.  Can't bring myself to repeat/quote its disgusting accusations: see it here.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Captain Queeg Lives!!!

He's moved up from strawberries!  The commander of U.S. Pacific Forces, Admiral Samuel J. Locklear III, says the top threat to security in the Pacific is...Global Warming!!!  I bet this guy will be somebody's VP candidate in 2016.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Whole Foods to Label GMO Foods

In several of my previous posts I mentioned that the defeat Proposition 37 here in California was not the end of the GMO story.  In fact, the illegal and arrogant manner in which the corporate world campaigned against Prop 37 only publicized, galvanized, and motivated health-conscious consumers.  Whole Foods' announcement, along with Ben and Jerry's recent similar announcement (here), is a huge victory for consumer and health activists and for the alternative media.  Mike Adams at Natural News published an article tracing the history of Whole Foods' decision, and many articles from other alternative sites are reporting the story correctly.  The mass media, of course, has given only cursory attention to this development and continues to repeat the demonstrably false claim (here) that GMOs in food are harmless.  Great articles here from Natural News, here from Slate magazine, and from Whole Foods itself.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Rand Paul's Shot Heard 'Round the World

     Wayne Allyn Root writes:
     Yes, President Obama is cool, and hip, and a man of the people. But with each hour Paul kept up his filibuster, you could feel Obama’s popularity melting away. 
     Paul seemed to be saying, “Does it really matter if he’s hip, if he wants to kill you -- an American citizen, on American soil?  Does it matter if he’s cool, and the kind of guy you’d like to have a beer with, if he wants you dead without a trial?”
     Read more here.

The Pillar and Ground of Hypocrisy

     Fr. Stephen Freeman at "Glory to God for All Things" writes about the growing disconnect between the members of the Church and the teachings of the Church.  He sees the weak response to the scandals among the ordained clergy and hierarchy as more damaging than the scandalous behavior itself:

     I have heard this growing disconnect described as a break with the Church’s teaching. It is easy to point to the deposit of the faith (which is generally quite clear on matters of personal conduct) and demand that people accept the Church’s authoritative teaching. But the teaching office of the Church can never be restricted to the passing on of information. The teaching of the Church is either embodied or it is no teaching at all.

      Thoughtful, informative, and well written, read it here.    

Sunday, March 3, 2013

"Posh and Awe" Reveals Crux of the Anglican Problem

     David Virtue is back in the game.  Several good articles by David and others this week at VirtueOnline-The Voice for Global Orthodox Anglicanism point to the fatal flaw of Anglicanism in its current form: valuing money over truth.  Oh, they put it in more polite terms--valuing collegiality, gracious conversations, or "tea and crumpets" above truth, but the money and the sad fact that nobody wants to lose it is what it all comes down to.  Praise God for the African Christians--whether Anglican, Catholic, or Evangelical.  They already know how to live with little money and refuse to trade truth, and their souls, for material wealth.  The African bishops have not been seduced by the glitter in North America; they will not be seduced by the "Posh and Awe" accompanying the Archbishop of Canterbury's enthronement later this month.  Justin Welby, the incoming archbishop, with a background as an oil corporation executive, has already chosen money over truth.  Read these incisive articles: A Steep Learning Curve, Defying Posh and Awe, and Indaba with an MBA.                     

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Nothing is Real: Joe Biden's Comedy Special

  The mass media MUST be corrupt to not skewer this obvious propaganda piece from "Slow Joe":
     The Vice President lives on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory near Washington, D.C. and is constantly surrounded by Secret Service agents.  Mrs. Biden does not ever worry about prowlers.  Secondly, Joe, along with everyone in Hollywood, does not seem to know that it is illegal, and incredibly stupid, to discharge a firearm into the air.  Lead bullets and iron shotgun pellets do not magically dissolve in the air; they return to earth and sometimes tragically kill innocent people.  Fire warning shots into the ground in front of you, by the way, so no innocent person gets hurt and you can find them for legal evidence.
     Joe is a sexist, pompous windbag, but he's clearly playing a part in a larger agenda that seeks a monopoly of force for the government.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Mountain Man Eustace Conway vs. The Government

"The Last American Man" may be making his last stand.

Also see Eustace Conway GQ article and the book The Last American Man, a National Book Award Finalist, by Elizabeth Gilbert.