Someone is looking at whatever you do, so always present your most charming you ~ 7 Graphic by C. Spangler

Turkeys at Flying Snail Ranch

Cree Prophecy

Only after the last tree has been cut down,

Only after the last river has been poisoned,

Only after the last fish has been caught,

Only then will you find money cannot be eaten.

America's Priorities
America's Priorities

Myths of Mass Deception

Myths of Mass Deception

Thanksgiving Is A
Celebration of Genocide

The End of American Thanksgivings
The Black Commentator ~ Issue 66

Nobody but Americans celebrates Thanksgiving. It is reserved by history and the intent of "the founders" as the supremely white American holiday, the most ghoulish event on the national calendar. No Halloween of the imagination can rival the exterminationist reality that was the genesis, and remains the legacy, of the American Thanksgiving. It is the most loathsome, humanity-insulting day of the year - a pure glorification of racist barbarity.

We at [Black Commentator] are thankful that the day grows nearer when the almost four centuries-old abomination will be deprived of its reason for being: white supremacy. Then we may all eat and drink in peace and gratitude for the blessings of humanity's deliverance from the rule of evil men.

Thanksgiving is much more than a lie - if it were that simple, an historical correction of the record of events in 1600s Massachusetts would suffice to purge the "flaw" in the national mythology. But Thanksgiving is not just a twisted fable, and the mythology it nurtures is itself inherently evil. The real-life events - subsequently revised - were perfectly understood at the time as the first, definitive triumphs of the genocidal European project in New England. The near-erasure of Native Americans in Massachusetts and, soon thereafter, from most of the remainder of the northern English colonial seaboard was the true mission of the Pilgrim enterprise - Act One of the American Dream. African Slavery commenced contemporaneously - an overlapping and ultimately inseparable Act Two. [Continue reading at]: Source

Turkey In A Tree
Thanksgiving, Celebration of Genocide
Native American Holocaust Absolution by Pilgrims

Skipping past the signing of the Mayflower Compact, the first concerns of the new arrivals were finding something to eat and a place to settle. After anchoring off Cape Cod on November 11, 1620, a small party was sent ashore to explore. Pilgrims in every sense of the word, they promptly stumbled into a Nauset graveyard where they found baskets of corn which had been left as gifts for the deceased. The gathering of this unexpected bounty was interrupted by the angry Nauset warriors, and the hapless Pilgrims beat a hasty retreat back to their boat with little to show for their efforts. Shaken but undaunted by their welcome to the New World, the Pilgrims continued across Cape Cod Bay and decided to settle, of all places, at the site of the now-deserted Wampanoag village of Patuxet. There they sat for the next few months in crude shelters - cold, sick and slowly starving to death. Half did not survive that terrible first winter. The Wampanoag were aware of the English but chose to avoid contact them for the time being.

In keeping with the strange sequence of unlikely events, Samoset, a Pemaquid (Abenaki) sachem from Maine hunting in Massachusetts, came across the growing disaster at Plymouth. Having acquired some English from contact with English fishermen and the short-lived colony at the mouth of the Kennebec River in 1607, he walked into Plymouth in March and startled the Pilgrims with "Hello Englishmen." Samoset stayed the night surveying the situation and left the next morning. He soon returned with Squanto. Until he succumbed to sickness and joined his people in 1622, Squanto devoted himself to helping the Pilgrims who were now living at the site of his old village. Whatever his motivations, with great kindness and patience, he taught the English the skills they needed to survive, and in so doing, assured the destruction of his own people. [Continue Reading at]: Source

National Day of Mourning - Plymouth, Mass.
Native American Issues & Causes & NDN News Website -

The Thanksgiving Myth
by John Two-Hawks

Let me begin by stating that thousands of years before the 'official' Thanksgiving Day was proclaimed by Governor Winthrop of the Massachussetts Bay Colony in 1637, North American Indigenous people across the continent had celebrated seasons of Thanksgiving.

'Thanksgiving' is a very ancient concept to American Indian nations. The big problem with the American Thanksgiving holiday is its false association with American Indian people. The infamous 'Indians and pilgrims' myth.

It is good to celebrate Thanksgiving, to be thankful for your blessings. It is not good to distort history, to falsely portray the origin of this holiday and lie about the truth of its actual inception. Here are some accurate historical facts about the true origin of this American holiday that may interest you [Continue Reading at]: Source

Develop Your Mind, NOT Sacred Sites

Develop Your Mind, Not Sacred Sites

In an 1868 treaty, drafted at Fort Laramie in Sioux country, the United States established the Black Hills as part of the Great Sioux Reservation, set aside for exclusive use by the Sioux people. However, after the discovery of gold there in 1874, the United States confiscated the land in 1877. To this day, ownership of the Black Hills remains the subject of a legal dispute between the U.S. government and the Sioux.

Turkeys in front yard

I'm Sorry You Have Taken
So Long to Say You're Sorry

by David Pego

"I think America clearly knows the atrocities - the holocaust, the land theft, the boarding school experience completely wiping out the language and cultures of our Native brothers and sisters." ~ Source

Turkey on car

Robbie Basho ~ Wounded Knee
MP3 Click-to-play MP3
Laura Allan ~ Ceremonial Song
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A Question Of Honour ~ Sarah Brightman ~

Closing Argument

Alan Shore: When the weapons of mass destruction thing turned out to be not true, I expected the American people to rise up. Ha! They didn't.

Then, when the Abu Ghraib torture thing surfaced and it was revealed that our government participated in rendition, a practice where we kidnap people and turn them over to regimes who specialize in torture, I was sure then the American people would be heard from. We stood mute.

Then came the news that we jailed thousands of so-called terrorists suspects, locked them up without the right to a trial or even the right to confront their accusers. Certainly, we would never stand for that. We did.

And now, it's been discovered the executive branch has been conducting massive, illegal, domestic surveillance on its own citizens. You and me. And I at least consoled myself that finally, finally the American people will have had enough. Evidentially, we haven't.

In fact, if the people of this country have spoken, the message is we're okay with it all. Torture, warrantless search and seizure, illegal wiretapping's, prison without a fair trial - or any trial, war on false pretenses. We, as a citizenry, are apparently not offended.

There are no demonstrations on college campuses. In fact, there's no clear indication that young people seem to notice.

Well, Melissa Hughes noticed. Now, you might think, instead of withholding her taxes, she could have protested the old fashioned way. Made a placard and demonstrated at a Presidential or Vice-Presidential appearance, but we've lost the right to that as well. The Secret Service can now declare free speech zones to contain, control and, in effect, criminalize protest.

Stop for a second and try to fathom that.

At a presidential rally, parade or appearance, if you have on a supportive t-shirt, you can be there. If you are wearing or carrying something in protest, you can be removed.

This, in the United States of America. This in the United States of America. Is Melissa Hughes the only one embarrassed?

*Alan sits down abruptly in the witness chair next to the judge*

Judge Robert Sanders: Mr. Shore. That's a chair for witnesses only.

Alan: Really long speeches make me so tired sometimes.

Judge Robert Sanders: Please get out of the chair.

Alan: Actually, I'm sick and tired.

Judge Robert Sanders: Get out of the chair!

Alan: And what I'm most sick and tired of is how every time somebody disagrees with how the government is running things, he or she is labeled un American.

U.S. Attorney Jonathan Shapiro: Evidentially, it's speech time.

Alan: And speech in this country is free, you hack! Free for me, free for you. Free for Melissa Hughes to stand up to her government and say "Stick it"!

U.S. Attorney Jonathan Shapiro: Objection!

Alan: I object to government abusing its power to squash the constitutional freedoms of its citizenry. And, God forbid, anybody challenge it. They're smeared as being a heretic. Melissa Hughes is an American. Melissa Hughes is an American. Melissa Hughes is an American!

Judge Robert Sanders: Mr. Shore. Unless you have anything new and fresh to say, please sit down. You've breached the decorum of my courtroom with all this hooting.

Alan: Last night, I went to bed with a book. Not as much fun as a 29 year old, but the book contained a speech by Adlai Stevenson. The year was 1952. He said, "The tragedy of our day is the climate of fear in which we live and fear breeds repression. Too often, sinister threats to the Bill of Rights, to freedom of the mind are concealed under the patriotic cloak of anti-Communism."

Today, it's the cloak of anti-terrorism. Stevenson also remarked, "It's far easier to fight for principles than to live up to them."

I know we are all afraid, but the Bill of Rights - we have to live up to that. We simply must. That's all Melissa Hughes was trying to say. She was speaking for you. I would ask you now to go back to that room and speak for her.

Boston Legal ~ Stick It, Season 2, Episode 19 [Video at link] Written by David E. Kelley & Janet Leahy ~ Directed by Adam Arkin.

Republicons & Democraps
Sold Out 'The People' and
Country: Nobody Cares!

For the Apathetic Inclined

Although it has been said before, here is another attempt to show why things are, the way they are today, using recorded history.

In my opinion this whole pissing match called government started a very long time ago, but ignited when Democrat President Harry S. Truman fired Republican supporter General Douglas MacArthur for breaking protocol.

There is a tradition in American government that the military is subordinate to the civilian leaders. Generals do not make statements about policy without first clearing them with their superiors. But MacArthur, used to ruling in Japan, ignored the chain of command, and began writing letters about what the United States should do in Korea. He sent a letter to the Veterans of Foreign Wars saying that Formosa would be a fine place to launch an aggressive campaign against China. After the Chinese entered the war -- something MacArthur had assured Truman would never happen -- MacArthur wrote to Speaker of the House Joe Martin saying the United States could only win by an all-out war, and this meant bombing the Manchurian bases. So Harry Truman fired him, and evoked a firestorm of criticism from conservatives who believed Truman to be soft on communism. But there is no question that Truman was absolutely correct. Whether his overall policy was right or wrong, the American Constitution commits control of foreign policy to the president and not to the military. As Truman explained, avoidance of World War III while containing aggression was a difficult line to walk, but that was the policy the United States had decided upon. No soldier, not even a five-star general, could unilaterally challenge that policy without disturbing an essential element of democratic government. [This quote was originally located at ~ http:// usinfo. state. gov /usa /infousa /facts /democrac /58.htm ~ and has been removed]

On 11 April 1951, U.S. President Harry S. Truman relieved General of the Army Douglas MacArthur of his commands for making public statements that contradicted the administration's policies. MacArthur was a popular hero of World War II who was then the commander of United Nations forces fighting in the Korean War, and his relief remains a controversial topic in the field of civil-military relations. [Continue Reading at Wikipedia]

I became interested in the above background when General Alexander Haig said, "I am in control here" [of the United States] after President Ronald Reagan had been shot and was laying on the operating table; "indicating that, while President Reagan had not "transfer[red] the helm", Haig was in fact directing White House Crisis Management, "giving the impression a military coup of the United States had occurred! [Click to Continue Reading at Wikipedia]

Every 'Brass' has their 'pretty boy' and staff. MacArthur's pretty boy was 2nd Lieutenant Alexander M. Haig.

As a young officer, Haig served on the staff of General Douglas MacArthur in Japan. In the early days of the Korean War, Haig was responsible for maintaining General MacArthur's situation map and briefing MacArthur each evening on the day's battlefield events. Haig later served (1950–51) with the X Corps, as aide to MacArthur's Chief of Staff [Click to Continue Reading at Wikipedia]

Since then, I have been trying to figure out what really happened and here is what I come up with, so far.

General MacArthur hated Truman and had many Republican friends in 'high places'.

As the [Korean War] crisis intensified and public backing for the war eroded, MacArthur stepped up his private and public criticisms of the administration. Predicting catastrophe unless dramatic action was taken, MacArthur recommended full-scale military action against the People's Republic of China, including a coastal blockade of the Chinese mainland, intensive bombing of industrial centers in Manchuria and northern China, and the unleashing of at least 50,000 of Chiang's Nationalist troops on the Korean peninsula. He also suggested using atomic weapons against China, although he put forth no precise plan for deployment. By the spring of 1951 he advocated a second major offensive north of the thirty-eighth parallel to unify the two Koreas. His pronouncements found an especially receptive audience among conservative Republicans--including House Minority leader Joe Martin of Massachusetts, California Representative Richard M. Nixon, and Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy --who had vigorously attacked Truman for over committing U.S. power to Europe and giving short shrift to Asia. MacArthur had established a political power base with these Republicans and had never hid his own presidential ambitions. [This quote was originally located at ~ http:// www. lexisnexis. com /academic /2upa /Aph /truman_docs /guide_intros /tru20.htm ~ and has been removed]

There is another person in this group that MacArthur, Martin, Nixon, and McCarthy were friendly with who can be associated with dirty tricks due to his Secret 'Enemies' List; sometimes referred to as the "D List," and that is J. Edgar Hoover, who was known in some circles as Lil' Queenie.

Late in life and after his death Hoover became a controversial figure, as evidence of his secretive actions became known. His critics have accused him of exceeding the jurisdiction of the FBI. He used the FBI to harass political dissenters and activists, to amass secret files on political leaders, and to collect evidence using illegal methods. Hoover consequently amassed a great deal of power and was in a position to intimidate and threaten sitting Presidents.

According to President Harry S. Truman, Hoover transformed the FBI into his private secret police force; Truman stated that "we want no Gestapo or secret police. The FBI is tending in that direction. They are dabbling in sex-life scandals and plain blackmail. J. Edgar Hoover would give his right eye to take over, and all congressmen and senators are afraid of him". [Click to Continue Reading at Wikipedia]

Even before he became director of the FBI, Hoover was conducting secret intelligence operations against U.S. citizens he suspected were anarchists, radical leftists or communists.

On Jan. 1, 1920, Hoover sent out the arrest orders, and at least 6,000 people were arrested and detained throughout the country. "When the dust cleared, maybe 1 in 10 was found guilty of a deportable offense."

"Hoover is the inventor of the modern American national security state."

"When it came down to bugging bedrooms, you had to be careful not to get caught, but there wasn't anything to stop him. He decided up to a point ... where the boundaries of the law [were] when it came to black bag jobs, break-ins, bugging, surveillance, the constitutionality of gathering secret intelligence on America's enemies — both real and imagined." [Click to Continue Reading at NPR]

The scariest person listed above, besides President (I AM NOT A CROOK) Dick and J. Edgar, was Senator Joseph McCarthy.

The hunt for subversives started during the war itself, and was furthered by congressional committees that often abused their powers of investigation to harass people with whom they differed politically. Then in February 1950, an undistinguished, first-term Republican senator from Wisconsin, Joseph McCarthy, burst into national prominence when, in a speech in Wheeling, West Virginia, he held up a piece of paper that he claimed was a list of 205 known communists currently working in the State Department. McCarthy never produced documentation for a single one of his charges, but for the next four years he exploited an issue that he realized had touched a nerve in the American public. Resolved, That the Senator from Wisconsin, Mr. McCarthy, failed to cooperate with the Subcommittee on Privileges and Elections of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration in clearing up matters referred to that subcommittee which concerned his conduct as a Senator and affected the honor of the Senate and, instead, repeatedly abused the subcommittee and its members who were trying to carry out assigned duties, thereby obstructing the constitutional processes of the Senate, and that this conduct of the Senator from Wisconsin, Mr. McCarthy, is contrary to senatorial traditions and is hereby condemned. [This quote was originally located at ~ http:// exchanges. state. gov /education /engteaching /pubs /AmLnC /br60.htm ~ and has been removed]

Joseph Raymond "Joe" McCarthy (November 14, 1908 – May 2, 1957) was an American politician who served as a Republican U.S. Senator from the state of Wisconsin from 1947 until his death in 1957. Beginning in 1950, McCarthy became the most visible public face of a period in which Cold War tensions fueled fears of widespread Communist subversion. He was noted for making claims that there were large numbers of Communists and Soviet spies and sympathizers inside the United States federal government and elsewhere. Ultimately, his tactics and inability to substantiate his claims led him to be censured by the United States Senate.

The term McCarthyism, coined in 1950 in reference to McCarthy's practices, was soon applied to similar anti-communist activities. Today the term is used more generally in reference to demagogic, reckless, and unsubstantiated accusations, as well as public attacks on the character or patriotism of political opponents. [Click to Continue Reading at Wikipedia]

Enter Republican President 'Ike' Eisenhower ~ [Click for Wikipedia page on Dwight D. Eisenhower]

[Ed. Note: I liked Ike ~ Click to Read my favorite Ike quote ~ Dahbud Mensch]

During World War I, Eisenhower (nicknamed "Ike" as a boy) served at several military training camps, establishing himself as a first-rate organizer and trainer of men. He spent two years as executive officer to Gen. Fox Conner, military commander at Camp Gaillard in the Panama Canal Zone. With Conner's help, Eisenhower was admitted to the Command and General Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. In 1926, he graduated first in his class of 275, going on to attend the Army War College in Washington, D.C. He advanced in his career, holding various posts, including aide to General Douglas MacArthur, then Chief of Staff of the United States Army. Going with MacArthur when the General was named military adviser to the Commonwealth of the Philippines in 1935, Eisenhower helped establish the Philippine Air Force and the Philippine Military Academy. He obtained a pilot's license at age 47. [This quote was originally located at ~ http:// wondersmith .com /clipart /presidents /Dwight _D _ Eisenhower .htm ~ and has been removed]


1. Senator Joseph McCarthy, 2. Harry S. Truman, 3. Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, 4. John F. Kennedy, 5. General Douglas MacArthur, and special mention Lyndon B. Johnson. [This quote was originally located at ~ http:// www .nps .gov /eise /5accomp4 .htm ~ and has been removed]

Enter Republican President (I'm not a crook) Nixon

Nixon blamed the country's economic and other problems on Democratic President Truman's administration and argued that things were much improved under the outgoing Republican administration of Eisenhower. [Click to Continue Reading at CNN]

Then there was the "Cold War" and the "Bay of Pigs"

There are some who believe the "Bay of Pigs" was the beginning of a Coup of the United States Government and part of the reason for Democrat President John Kennedy's assassination.

Quick review:

Democratic President Truman totally angers Republican General Douglas MacArthur.

Republican President Eisenhower warns of "The Military Industrial Complex," is quickly shuffled out of media limelight, and ends up playing golf for the remainder of his term.

Kennedy becomes President, defeating Nixon and totally angers the 'Intelligence Community'. (Most 'Intelligence personnel' have a military background and some of them belong to organizations / orders / societies they entered as students.)

At this point, you have to ask yourself what made a difference during these times and the answer is, 'Military controlled' atomic bomb; which annihilated the "Right to Bear Arms" and made things historically 'one sided'; in that, the wealthy 1% of the population that controlled the remaining 99% lost control to their 'Royal Guard'.

The "Cold War" link above could be used as an outline.

Enter Republican President Ronald Wilson Reagan a.k.a. 666, because each of his three names contained six letters.

I put a UFO link for Reagan because when he started talking about UFOs it was about the same time one stopped seeing him in public and on corporate media.

There was a story floating around about Reagan when he was president with no historical reference:

Apparently, because Reagan was a 'favorite son' of military, the Brass decided to show him contents of a secret location and it, using a Hippie term, "blew his mind," to the point where he could not stop talking about it (see above UFO link for speeches).

More interesting during these times was one hardly saw Vice President George H. W. Bush; except for Vice Presidential functions, during the entire Reagan era. What was he doing, running the country from behind the curtain?

Enter Republican President George H. W. Bush

The powerful men of Skull & Bones genuinely believe that they have a strategic and moral "right" to control world affairs. Consequently, they take upon themselves the authority to crush any frivolous threat to U.S. imperial leadership, whether by current allies, such as Japan, Germany or Great Britain, or by Cold War adversaries, like the Soviet Union. The members of the Order, due to their narrow WASP upbringing, view with particular suspicion the maneuverings of Zionist Israel and its affluent, influential lobby in the United States.

Bush, his fellow Bonesmen and their like-thinking elitist allies in the American Establishment see themselves as New World Order warriors, an American samurai caste of sorts, whose mission is restoring American greatness. They intend to utilize the institutional networks of the U.S. government and key private agencies, such as the New York Council on Foreign Relations, to advance their purpose.

The fulcrum for the policy of constructive chaos is, at present, the Middle East situation. Although U.S. military action in the region has for the time being subsided, America's military power will remain a critical determinant in the future of that vital zone of conflict. American military power is aimed at securing undisputed control over the vast reservoir of oil -- not at necessarily fostering any permanent alignment of local states or combinations of regional interests. [This quote was originally located at ~ http:// davidicke .www .50megs .com /icke /magazine /vol10 /articles /skullboneswp .html ~ and has been removed]

Skull and Bones is an undergraduate senior secret society at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. It is the oldest senior class landed society at Yale. The society's alumni organization, the Russell Trust Association, owns the society's real estate and oversees the organization. The society is known informally as "Bones", and members are known as "Bonesmen".

The group Skull and Bones is featured in conspiracy theories, which claim that the society plays a role in a globalist / corporatist conspiracy for world control. Theorists such as Alexandra Robbins suggest that Skull and Bones is a branch of the Illuminati, or that Skull and Bones itself controls the Central Intelligence Agency. [Click to Continue Reading at Wikipedia]

The SPEAKER pro tempore. Under a previous order of the House, the gentleman from Texas [Mr. Gonzalez] is recognized for 60 minutes.

Mr. GONZALEZ. Mr. Speaker, last week I showed that this administration, President Bush's administration, deliberately and not inadvertently helped to arm Iraq by allowing United States technology to be shipped to the Iraqi military and to the Iraqi weapons factories. Throughout the course of the Bush administration, United States and foreign firms were granted export licenses to ship United States technology directly to Iraqi weapons facilities, despite ample evidence showing that these factories were producing weapons.

I also showed how the President misled the Congress and the public about the role United States firms played in arming Iraq.

Today I will show that the highest levels of the Bush administration, including the President himself, had specific knowledge of Iraq's military industrialization plans, and despite that knowledge, the President mandated the policy of coddling Saddam Hussein as spelled out in National Security Directive 26 (NSD-26) issued in October 1989. This policy was not changed until after the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, by which time the Bush administration had sent Saddam Hussein billions of dollars in United States financial assistance, technology and useful military intelligence information.

I will also show how the President's policy of appeasing Saddam Hussein was at odds with those in the administration who saw Iraq as a major proliferation threat. [Click to Continue Reading Congressional Record]

Bush's Impending Watergate By Harvey Wasserman May 23, 1991

George Bush should be impeached. Whether he will be impeached depends on the intestinal fortitude of Congress. But the evidence is clearly sufficient to begin proceedings.

The idea that Ronald Reagan and George Bush could have conspired to prolong the torment of U.S. hostages dwarfs the miasma that was Watergate on both a moral and political scale. Ultimately its impact will depend on the willingness of Congress to investigate the facts and act on what it finds. It is time for Congress to once again assume its role in the balance of powers. Impeachment means bringing to trial. The evidence is clearly sufficient to begin the process. [Click to Continue Reading]

Bush Administration Uses CIA To Stonewall Iraqgate Investigation by Jack Colhoun (Early 1990s)

In House floor speeches, Rep. Henry Gonzalez has documented how pre-Gulf War U.S. policy helped Iraq develop weapons of mass destruction. But President George Bush, taking a page from one of the darkest chapters of the Nixon presidency, has enlisted the CIA as part of his campaign to derail the Texas Democrat's Iraqgate investigation. The CIA is investigating Gonzalez for revealing allegedly secret intelligence information, which it claims has harmed U.S. national security interests. [Click to Continue Reading] ~ [This quote was originally located at ~ http:// mediafilter .org /MFF /BushCIAstonewall .html ~ and has been removed]

About two of every seven licenses for the export of "dual use" technology items approved between 1985 and 1990 by the U.S. Department of Commerce "went either directly to the Iraqi armed forces, to Iraqi end-users engaged in weapons production, or to Iraqi enterprises suspected of diverting technology" to weapons of mass destruction, according to an investigation by House Banking Committee Chairman Henry B. Gonzalez. Confidential Commerce Department files also reveal that the Reagan and Bush administrations approved at least 80 direct exports to the Iraqi military. These included computers, communications equipment, aircraft navigation and radar equipment

[A more refined search will show the Reagan and Bush Administration also provided biological and chemical weapons to Iraq]

He cautioned that the DIA "would have never accepted the use of chemical weapons against civilians, but the use against military objectives was seen as inevitable in the Iraqi struggle for survival." The Reagan administration did not stop aiding Iraq after receiving reports affirming the use of poison gas on Kurdish civilian.

Joost R. Hiltermann says that when the Iraqi military turned its chemical weapons on the Kurds during the war, killing approximately 5,000 people in the town of Halabja and injuring thousands more, the Reagan administration actually sought to obscure Iraqi leadership culpability by suggesting, inaccurately, that the Iranians may have carried out the attack. [Click to Continue Reading at Wikipedia]

When contemplating war,
beware of babies in incubators

by Tom Regan

[The Lie] "I saw the Iraqi soldiers come into the hospital with guns, and go into the room where 15 babies were in incubators. They took the babies out of the incubators, took the incubators and left the babies on the cold floor to die." [Click to Continue Reading at The Christian Science Monitor]

At this point, we will take a short break due to current short attention span and continue in a few days with the 'meat of this article', when this line disappears; however, here is another link one can read showing a number of U.S. Presidents who should have been placed in jail; but then again, THEY are politicians.

List of federal political scandals in the United States and if one wants to see one perspective of how and why, take the time to read this.

Bottom Line:

You were sold out by Corporatists you support (& will continue using their products, web sites, or socnets). You were sold out by Politicians you elected (& will continue electing them); not realizing, fixing part of this problem could be as simple as:

None of the Above
being a choice on Voter Ballots!

Eric Von Zipper did not say, You Denialists!
... And finally,
Eric Von Zipper did not say,
You Denialists!

Land of confusion ~ Let's build a better world TOGETHER from John E



Land of confusion ~ Let's build a better world TOGETHER from John E

Rainbow Puddle ~ Stellar Light Shows ~ Hal "Phoenix" Muskat

Veterans Day

Please Don't Thank Me For My Service

I've dreamt my name is on The Wall in Washington, DC.

And, right now, I'm thinking That Wall; I'm recalling also trips to the Armory with my dad, a WWII vet & an officer in the National Guard. I'm thinking of my uncle, a WWII and Korean vet who just celebrated his 94th birthday. I'm thinking of those two hundred names and faces I can't remember, eighteen and nineteen year old kids from my Basic Training company, KIA long before their 20th birthdays. I've seen their names on that wall while looking for my own.

Every time I hear, "Thank-you for serving!" I want to reply, "Fuck You!" But, I usually ask, "For What are you thanking me? Shooting old people and children or NOT shooting them?"


a) learning how to do field abortions on "pregnant gook girls";
b) Being part of a military that is responsible for millions of deaths in Vietnam;
c) Refusing orders to Vietnam;
d) Participating in the GI Movement;
e) Thinking for myself;
f) Not thinking for myself;
g) Following or not following orders?

As a member of the United States Army from 1965 - 1970, I was NOT defending America, our allies, your ancestors, families friends. America was NOT being attacked by the Vietnamese, much in the same way that America is NOT being attacked by Iraq or Afghanistan.

I for one, do NOT thank current soldiers for their service in Iraq or Afghanistan! I thank and honor those who repudiate this nation's militarism. I thank Iraq Veterans Against the War for their thought, action and lives. I thank those veterans who organized and testified at the IVAW Winter Soldier Hearings and who continue to give witness to atrocity and mayhem.

I especially thank those veterans who are activists against militarism, occupation and madness.

On Veteran's Day, I salute, in addition to IVAW, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Veterans For Peace, The National Liberation Front of Vietnam, WWII Allied Forces led by General Dwight Eisenhower; Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade and all "premature anti-fascists"' Resistance fighters against the nazi's throughout Europe; Resistance movements from South Africa to South Harlem, from Philadelphia to Nicaragua where my government spent millions attempting to overthrow a democratic government who's president had the nerve to be critical of the United States.

I do salute those who choose to defend America. Go get the bad guy, McCain will tell you right where he is, but why thank anyone for killing tens of thousands of civilians cause you can't find the right cave and invaded the wrong nation? Should I thank today's soldiers for being lied to and believing in that lie? Perhaps their "good intentions" deserve a salute?

On this Veteran's Day, I again salute those veterans, from the armed forces of all nations who use their training, intelligence and compassion to seek ways in which our governments can find peace without increased militarization of the globe and our ways of life.

You may thank me, and I'd be honored, for my resistance to imperial war, for my support of the National Liberation Front of Vietnam, for my continued activism that nourishes my soul and gives me reason to live and create.

Just don't blindly thank me for anything you don't know about.

Perhaps that's why I can't seem to find my name on that Wall in a waking state.

Dahbud Mensch ~ is SANITY the PLAYGROUND of the unIMAGINATIVE ?

Republican, Bush Administration,
Chickenhawk, Coward, War Criminal,
Donald Rumsfeld
called Vietnam Veterans Stupid

When Donald Rumsfeld called Vietnam Veterans "WHAT WAS LEFT AFTER THE BEST & BRIGHTEST FOUND A WAY TO DODGE MILITARY SERVICE" I got pissed.

I am a Vietnam Veteran with Honorable Discharge & Recommendation, volunteered to serve, was insulted by Rumsfeld and yellow, scum bag, CHICKENHAWK cowards, like Bush and Cheney, who "Talk the talk, but never, ever, walked the walk."

~@~ gave me this directory to voice my opinion.

VVAF logo

Statement by Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation on Secretary Rumsfeld's Comments about Vietnam War Conscription

As an organization founded by Vietnam War veterans seeking justice and fairness for all - whether military personnel or civilians - we are outraged by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's comments made at a January 7th DOD press conference when asked about the possibility of resurrecting the draft. Secretary Rumsfeld said troops from Vietnam War conscription, "added 'no value, no advantage, really, to the United States armed services…"

As Vietnam veterans who served with conscripted soldiers, we find Secretary Rumsfeld's egregious slur a grave insult to the memory, sacrifice and valor of those who lost their lives, and, further, dismissive of the hundreds and thousands of lives, both in the U.S. and in Vietnam, who were devastatingly shattered by the Vietnam War.

We suggest that the Secretary choose his words much more carefully in the future, and be sensitive as to how they affect those who put their lives on the line for this country, whether drafted or enlisted. This is all the more critical as our country is on the eve of war with Iraq, and thousands of U.S. troops are again mobilized to potentially engage in battle.

Bobby Muller, President of Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation
[Broken Link] -

Why Bush Didn't Want Dover Pictures of War Dead?
George W. Bush AWOL Coward
Remains of war dead
dumped in landfill

Caskets of War Dead

Why should we hear about body bags and deaths and how many, what day it's going to happen, and how many this or what do you suppose? Oh, I mean, it's, not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that? ~ Barbara Bush, snopes

Currently recruiting level ten (10) complainers to complain about complainers against complaints about complainers who complained about complaints of the original complainers complaints.

Time to throw away smart devices,
take existing computers offline, and
start making purchases at real stores?

You Can't Fix Stupid

Theresa May unveils surveillance
in wake of Snowden claims

Home secretary announces new powers for police and security services tracking UK citizens’ internet use without need for judicial check

Key points:

Requires web and phone companies to store records of websites visited by every citizen for 12 months for access by police, security services and other public bodies.

Makes explicit in law for the first time security services’ powers for the “bulk collection” of large volumes of personal communications data.

Makes explicit in law for the first time powers of the security services and police to hack and bug into computers and phones. Places new legal obligation on companies to assist in these operations to bypass encryption.

New “double-lock” on ministerial authorisation of intercept warrants with panel of seven judicial commissioners given power of veto. But exemptions allowed in “urgent cases” of up to five days.

Existing system of three oversight commissioners replaced with single investigatory powers commissioner who will be a senior judge.

Prime minister to be consulted in all cases involving interception of MPs’ communications. Safeguards on requests for communications data in other “sensitive professions” such as journalists to be written into law. [Click to continue reading]

Keith Lampe ~ Co-Founder of YIPPIE and Progressive Activist Groups

In Memory of Keith Lampe

Keith Lampe
Keith Lampe, Ro-Non-So-Te, Ponderosa Pine ~ Volunteer ~ Photo: James Stark
July 25, 1931 ~ November 11, 2014

James Stark ~ Artist, Photographer, Author

The Hatchery: Fortress

contemporary art exhibition

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
November 6, 7, and 8, 2015
11 am to 4pm daily
opening on Saturday, November 7

The Hatchery Art Spaces
50616 Hwy 245, Badger CA 93603

The Hatchery: Fortress ~ contemporary art exhibition ~ November 6-8, 2015

If you think you have found a hiding place, anonymity on the margins of life, give it up. Think anew. Badger, at least, has gained international attention, and how can the rest of us escape notice? The roads from the west come through Dunlap, Miramonte, and Pinehurst. And who wants to drive through Woodlake and Lemon Cove? Besides, Fresno Air Terminal (FAT) is bigger.

Hatchery Art Spaces in Badger (the old Synanon airplane hanger) as the only art venue in the US to take part in an internationally coordinated exhibition including venues in Berlin, Amsterdam, Zurich, Athens, Mexico City, Sofia, Vienna, Prague, and Dinslaken in Germany (another Badger?). Good company.

The exhibition is organized around the theme of Fortress. A protective, protected place. Which we can appreciate, having been under siege from the Rough Fire mere months ago. If you did not develop a ‘fortress’ mentality, then you are more disciplined than I am. Come and see how this plays out in the imaginations of the selected artists. As always, of course, your mind has to be open to theirs! No fortresses.

This edition of the Hatchery Art Spaces pop-ups includes among the selected artists several who have had residencies at Stonehouse and/or have been a part of previous Hatchery events: Anné Klint, Lexygius Calip, Elizabeth Dorbad; Bachrun LoMele, Nicole Shaffer, and Bob Thornburg. Several are local (Fresno, Oakhurst, Pinehurst, Badger), but most are national and international (Illinois, California, Tennessee, D.C, Nevada, New York, Maine, France, Germany, Scotland, Norway). Two of the exhibiting artists will be selected to participate in UAMO’s (Urban Arts and Media Organization) culminating City Festival in Munich next April, along with artists selected from the other venues.

I know this is a busy time for most of us, but think seriously about giving this event a shot. Reserve the Saturday, November 7, 11 am-4 pm (the official opening day), including from 3 to 6 pm a DJ backed by old furniture burning in the fireplace. Of course, you should think about attending Friday or Sunday, if you can’t make Saturday.

Boundary Gate by Byron Russell

Byron Russell installed this yesterday in front of The Hatchery art spaces building with the assistance of Bachrun LoMele, Bill Doherty, and James Stark. ~ This is my latest sculptural work, 'Boundary Gate', installed last week and debuting at the Hatchery: Fortress show next weekend in Badger, CA.

Karl Cohen ~ Association International du Film d'Animation-SF Newsletter

Charlie Brown Reveals the
Back Story About His New

At the 42nd annual SIGGRAPH, the computer industry’s largest professional gathering, there were six major production sessions about animated features. The five already released, 3D computer generated films from Disney, Pixar and DreamWorks, contained the visuals you would expect to see. The sixth computer generated film was something different, a work that honors the 2D aesthetic of Charles Schulz’s beloved Peanuts comic strip. [Click to continue reading and view graphics]

Should we drop
daylight savings time?

Last week the UK changed the clocks, and this weekend it's time for the US to do the same. But a substantial amount of research suggests daylight saving time may not be beneficial – and in fact, might be harmful. Is it worth keeping?, Friday 1 November 2013 14.30 EDT, Article Source

Is daylight savings time outdated? Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters
Is daylight savings time outdated? Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Should we no longer have daylight savings time?

Should we no longer have daylight savings time? == 68% say YES and 32% say NO
68% = YES and 32% = NO

This poll is now closed

Notes from ~@~ ++ Valley Fire

Carlin Step ~ DJ Steve Porter & Eli Wilkie ~

The Great Bell Chant (The End of Suffering) ~

Beautiful Child

One Day ~ Matisyahu ~

Unsung Hero ~ Still Anonymous ~

Rock Of Ages ~ DJ Schmolli / Video: Panos T ~

Freedom of expression and freedom of speech aren't really important unless they're heard...It's hard for me to stay silent when I keep hearing that peace is only attainable through war. And there's nothing more scary than watching ignorance in action. So I dedicated this Emmy to all the people who feel compelled to speak out and not afraid to speak to power and won't shut up and refuse to be silenced. ~ Tom Smothers

Senate passes controversial
cybersecurity bill Cisa 74 to 21

Senate votes in favor of bill critics including Edward Snowden say will allow the government to collect sensitive personal data unchecked [Dianne Feinstein pictured in article photograph ] [Click to continue reading] ... [Click to continue reading]

Nobody for President ~ NONE of the ABOVE should be a choice on voter ballots

American Dream, George Carlin ~ from Ishtar ~

Nobody should have that much power

Nobody for President 2016 = NONE OF THE ABOVE on Voter Ballots

Oh, I hope that I see you again I never even caught your name As you looked through my window pane ~ So I'm writing this message today I'm thinking that you'll have a way Of hearing the notes in my tune ~ Where are you going? Where have you been? I can imagine other worlds you have seen ~ Beautiful faces and music so serene ~ So I do hope I see you again My universal citizen You went as quickly as you came ~ You know the power Your love is right You have good reason To stay out of sight ~~ But break our illusions and help us Be the light ~ The Promise by Mike Pinder

Why I Think This World Should End, Brandon Sloan,

Without love in the dream, it will never come true. ~ Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter

And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make. ~ John Lennon

Artist, John Flores

The man whispered, "God, speak to me" and a meadowlark sang. But the man did not hear. So the man yelled "God, speak to me" and the thunder rolled across the sky. But the man did not listen. The man looked around and said, "God let me see you" and a star shined brightly. But the man did not notice. And the man shouted, "God show me a miracle" and a life was born. But the man did not know. So the man cried out in despair, "Touch me God, and let me know you are there" Whereupon God reached down and touched the man. But the man brushed the butterfly away and walked on.

Somebody is looking at whatever you do, so always present your most charming you
Don't miss out on a blessing because
it isn't packaged the way you expect.