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Nick Sand

Nick Sand, Orange Sunshine LSD chemist, dies at 75

BY CASEY HARDISON APRIL 26, 2017, Psymposia Source, via Rainbow Puddle

The undaunted spirit and psychedelic warrior of love and light, Nick Sand, the outlaw chemist, died in his sleep on Monday April 24th at the age of 75. 

Most famous for the Orange Sunshine brand of LSD distributed by the Brotherhood of Eternal Love, Nick Sand was responsible for the manufacture of over 250 million doses of acid. He was also the first chemist on record to have synthesized DMT for widespread recreational use by psychedelic enthusiasts. Nick serendipitously discovered and promoted the fact that the chemical is effectively active when smoked or vaporized. For those that knew him, it was apparent that he was shameless in his alchemical pursuits. He had no regrets: through LSD, DMT, other psychedelics and spiritual practices, he had freed his mind.

Nick’s chemical career began shortly after his first mescaline experience in 1961. As lifelong enthusiast of the psychedelic path, he once remarked that he was, “doing this from my heart out of faith that this was the right thing to do. Everywhere I went I gave it away and I saw what it did to people and I said, ‘This is good.’” As a former incarcerated acid chemist, I understand where he’s coming from. I, too, share the ideals, the passion, and the shamelessness.

Taught the secrets of high-purity LSD manufacture by “Bear” Owsley and Tim Scully, Nick believed:

“When LSD is made in high purity, a certain magic obtains for the person who journeys with preparation and intention. Purity of intention and purity of product go hand-in-hand to produce a transcendent trip. There are no guarantees which corridors will open for you, but the odds are better with intelligent choices. For chemists, also, the mere intention toward purity is transformative: a path unto itself. This is alchemy.”

Rhoney Stanley, the former wife and LSD lab-mate of Bear, said Tuesday that “[Nick] was always optimistic, always thought the best would happen and he had a huge passion, a sexual passion, a love passion, a spiritual passion, and a psychedelic passion. He’s the first one who started talking about us as if we were psychedelic commandos and warriors.”

Nick Sand in 2009. Photo by Jon Hanna
Nick Sand in 2009. Photo by Jon Hanna

Tim Scully explained that they were doing it because they thought that “acid could save the world. Almost everybody who got turned on became deeply skeptical of the authorities and the politicians.”

The mother of his godson Aidan remarked, “Nick didn’t care about the stupid politics shit, he’d just laugh at it.”

Jon Hanna said Nick “became a criminal as a matter of principle and as an act of civil disobedience.”

The reality of living life as an outlaw, however, came face-to-face with that principled stand. As a result, Nick and many of his lab mates would serve time in penitentiaries as penance for their services to humanity.

This led to quite possibly the funniest and yet most endearing aspect of the shameless proselytizing nature of Nick Sand: He found a way to smuggle in and dose many prisoners at McNeil Island Penitentiary with psychedelics during his stay there. “We got the whole prison stoned, this is what freedom is really about. It’s not about not being in chains, it’s about not having your mind enslaved,” Nick declared.

On appeal from that original sentence, in 1977, Nick went on the run for two decades, continuing to manifest as many doses of LSD and other psychedelics as humanly possible. As a businessman, a former associate and co-conspirator said, “Nick was aware, alert and considerate. He wanted to make sure everyone was taken care of, every mouth that mattered was fed. He cared about consciousness, purity, evolution of the spirit. He made sure that we made it to that same place together.”

Rearrested in British Columbia in 1996, Nick served time in prison through late 2000, first in Canada, and then in the United States in fulfillment of the original 22-year-old sentence that he had evaded.

Nick at Mind States Conference 2001
Nick at Mind States Conference 2001

At the 2001 Mind States Conference in Berkeley, California–a few months after his release from prison–Nick explained: 

“When I began to navigate psychospace with LSD, I realized that before we were conscious, seemingly self-propelled human beings, many tapes and corridors had been created in our minds and reflexes which were not of our own making. These patterns and tapes laid down in our consciousness are walled off from each other. I see it as a vast labyrinth with high walls sealing off the many directives created by our personal history.

Many of these directives are contradictory. The coexistence of these contradictory programs is what we call inner conflict. This conflict causes us to constantly check ourselves while we are caught in the opposition of polarity. Another metaphor would be like a computer with many programs running simultaneously. The more programs that are running, the slower the computer functions. This is a problem then. With all the programs running that are demanded of our consciousness in this modern world, we have problems finding deep integration. 

To complicate matters, the programs are reinforced by fear. Fear separates, love integrates. We find ourselves drawn to love and unity, but afraid to make the leap. 

What I found to be the genius of LSD is that it really gets you high, higher than the programs, higher than the walls that mask and blind one to the energy destroying presence of many contradictory but hidden programs. When LSD is used intentionally it enables you to see all the tracks laid down, to explore each one intensely. It also allows you to see the many parallel and redundant programs as well as the contradictory ones.

It allows you to see the underlying unity of all opposites in the magic play of existence. This allows you to edit these programs and recreate superior programs that give you the insight to shake loose the restrictions and conflicts programmed into each one of us by our parents, our religion, our early education, and by society as a whole.”

That is about as neat and concise an encapsulation of the purposive use of LSD as I have ever come across.

This Easter at Shulgin Farm, Nick approached looking frail and a bit unsteady in his gait, but grinning ear to ear, he leaned on me and quipped, “Hi Casey, I’m not dead yet!”

I thought it funny at the time, but I had a weird premonition. I followed him into the house and was lucky to be part of this final conversation with Ann Shulgin, the underground psychotherapist pioneer and wife of famed and prolific, lawful psychedelic chemist, Sasha Shulgin. Over a bowl of organic blueberries yesterday, Ann said, “Nick was a dear friend and we are all going to miss him terribly.”

This last Saturday, at the Psychedelic Science 2017 conference put on by the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies and The Beckley Foundation in Oakland, California, Nick showed up for the screening of the new movie by Cosmo Feilding Mellen, The Sunshine Makers, about him, Tim Scully, Bear Owsley, and their manufacture of LSD. Nick’s closing remarks to the audience, his last public words, posited that LSD helps to answer our questions:

Who are you, who are we, what are we doing here,
are we here to make war or are we here to make love?

Nick received a standing ovation, many hugs and kind words. Mike Randall, a former LSD prisoner and leader of the Brotherhood of Eternal Love relayed that Nick said he’d never had a day like that.

I believe it was a kind of completion for him—he could see his work had produced spectacular results and psychedelics had become mainstream. High on the crowd’s love, our love, having lived a proud, free and shameless life, he had a good death. May the four winds blow him safely home.

Casey Hardison Casey Hardison As a former underground psychedelic chemist, Casey was arrested in 2004 for producing LSD, DMT, and 2C-B. Casey argued for Cognitive Liberty, the right to alter his mental functioning as he saw fit. After serving 9.27 years of a 20 year sentence, Casey was released in 2013.

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Medical cannabis patients use less opioids,
antidepressants, and alcohol, study finds

by ELARA MOSQUERA, April 27, 2017, saludmóvil™ Source ~ Images at source

Upon using medical cannabis, patients in pain and those suffering from other medical conditions reduced their use of opioids, antidepressants, sleep medications, alcohol, and other dangerous substances, according to a new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology.

Medical Cannabis led to decrease
in use of dangerous substances

saludmóvil™ had a chance to speak with a lead researcher on the study, Brian J. Piper, PhD, MS, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience in the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.

“So what we found is that after starting medical marijuana that many of the patients that were previously using opioids reduced the use of those agents,” Dr. Piper said. “So over three-quarters of the medical marijuana patients who were using opioids decreased the use of those agents.”

A breakdown of the
study’s findings by numbers

According to the online survey of 1,513 people, 66.1 percent were from Maine, 24.2 percent were from Vermont, and 9.7 percent were from Rhode Island.

The researchers found a 76.7 percent drop in regular opioid use, 37.6 percent dip in antidepressant use, and a 42.0 percent drop in alcohol use.

In addition, the majority of respondents also cut down their use of other dangerous drugs after using medical cannabis.

  • 71.8 percent of patients used less anti-anxiety medications;
  • 66.7 percent used less migraine medications;
  • 65.2 percent used less sleep medications.

The preferred administration
of medical cannabis: smoking it

“In the study, the preferred route of administration of Medical Cannabis for almost half of respondents was joint, pipe, or bong; vaporizer for one-quarter, edibles (1 of 10) or tincture (1 of 10),” Dr. Piper wrote in a subsequent email.

A whopping 84.7 percent of respondents used cannabis for medical purposes.

Over two-thirds (70.4%) of patients in Maine and Rhode Island listed intractable or chronic pain followed by post-traumatic stress disorder (25.5%), severe muscle spasms (12.2%), or nausea (10.6%) as their qualifying condition. Although chronic pain was not a qualification to become a patient in Vermont’s marijuana registry when the survey was administered, 69.0% of Vermont respondents indicated that they had been diagnosed by a medical professional with chronic pain. Among all patients with chronic pain, three-quarters (74.8%) had back/neck pain, one-third (34.5%) neuropathic, one-quarter (26.9%) reported pain following trauma or an injury, one-fifth (21.0%) with post-surgery or abdominal (17.7%) pain, while cancer (5.9%) and menstrual pain (4.2%) were less frequent.

Respondents reported that medical cannabis (MC) was most effective treating pain following trauma. On a scale from 0 to 100 percent (100 percent representing “complete relief”), respondents awarded medical cannabis’ effectiveness to treat the following conditions with each of its subsequent average scores:

  • In treating pain following trauma MC scored an average 77.9 percent;
  • In treating menstrual pain MC scored an average 77.5 percent;
  • In treating back and neck pain MC scored an average 73 percent;
  • In treating neuropathic pain MC scored an average 72.3 percent;
  • In treating cancer pain MC scored an average 75.8 percent;
  • In treating post-surgery pain MC scored an average 72 percent.

How Federal Law is standing in the
way of stopping the opioid epidemic

Despite the findings of this study and many others that have shown the benefits of medical cannabis,  Dr. Piper believes that the federal law against cannabis hinders the ability to find out whether medical cannabis use is the best strategy to stop the opioid epidemic.

“I’d say it’s too early to say that,” Dr. Piper said when asked whether cannabis was the best way to curb the opioid epidemic. “The Federal Schedule I status makes it extremely difficult to do randomized controlled trials with the strains of medical marijuana that patients are currently using.”

Does Attorney General Jeff Sessions
want to crack down on medical marijuana?

President Donald Trump endorsed medical cannabis while campaigning, and said that states should be free to legalize it, but his appointment of Jeff Sessions, who has outspokenly opposed legalized cannabis, as U.S. Attorney General has some cause for concern.

During a speech he delivered before law enforcement officials in Virginia, Mr. Sessions said that cannabis was "only slightly less awful" than heroin.

I realize this may be an unfashionable belief in a time of growing tolerance of drug use. But too many lives are at stake to worry about being fashionable. I reject the idea that America will be a better place if marijuana is sold in every corner store. And I am astonished to hear people suggest that we can solve our heroin crisis by legalizing marijuana – so people can trade one life-wrecking dependency for another that’s only slightly less awful. Our nation needs to say clearly once again that using drugs will destroy your life.

Dr. Piper stated that there is an extremely low overdose potential relative to alcohol or heroin and opioids like vicodin and oxycontin.

“The overdose potential is certainly a lot less for cannabinoids than those other classes of agents,” Dr. Piper said. “The risk of overdoses is extremely limited to non existent with cannabinoid agents.”

The National Institute On Drug Abuse For Teachers, a division of the Federal Government’s National Institutes of Health, reports that it is very unlikely that a person can "overdose and die" from using cannabis.

The current laws of cannabis in the U.S.

Currently, eight states have approved the controlled legalized sales of cannabis after state voters directly approved the measures. 

The District of Columbia also legalized the recreational use of cannabis, but not sales. In addition, 28 states and the federal district have legalized medical cannabis.

Recreational and medical cannabis use is still illegal nationally under the Controlled Substances Act and it is listed under the Schedule I list of drugs, along with heroin and LSD. In the end, Congress has the power to change that classification, but it hasn’t acted to do so.

What’s next?

As of March 1, 2016, there are an estimated 2,604,079 medical marijuana users nationwide.

Dr. Piper conducts and calls for more research to ensure medical cannabis is a viable strategy for dealing with the opioid epidemic.

“I’d like to follow up this line of research by looking at medical records and pharmacy records to verify these self-recorded findings,” Dr. Piper said.

Elara Mosquera is a journalist based in Connecticut. She specializes in immersive journalism, audience development, and has an extensive background in trending digital news. Elara is an Edward R. Murrow award winning producer, as well as an Emmy nominated producer. Elara is an IKO Level 3 certified Kiteboarder and an avid MBSR Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) practitioner. TAGS: MEDICAL MARIJUANA ~ YOUR HEALTH NOW

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I On Space
by C. Spangler

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Sgt. Pepper’s (GTV Remix) from The GatoTV!

Boptime with Even Steven + Legends of Wilmington Jazz

On Saturday’s Boptime head back to this day in 1954 and begin at 6am (EDT) with the Broadway musical Can Can from Cole Porter. We round out the hour with jazz from Thelonnious Monk and Bud Powell. We continue with the music from this day in 1954 in the 7am (EDT). After an episode of Rockabilly Ridge with Michael Ace at 8am (EDT), we bop on up to Beatlemania!!! at 9am (EDT) for this day in 1966. We’ll have a Delaware Rock & Roll Hall of Fame selection from the same year, and a short tribute to Richard Fariña, who died tragically at this time in 1966. ~ Steve

BOPTIME: Saturday, 6 AM Eastern time, 3 AM Pacific time
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Nobody for President ~ NONE of the ABOVE should be a choice on voter ballots

Nobody has a sense of humor any more ~ Attorney General Sessions
Nobody has a sense of humor any more
Attorney General Sessions

Nobody will be fired ~ United Airlines afer UA employee beats up doctor on plane
Nobody will be fired
CEO, United Airlines

Nobody knew Health Care could be so complicated ~ President Trump
Nobody knew Health Care could be so complicated
President Trump

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Sprung ~ Harley-Davidson® Springer® Enthusiast

'Zen And The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance'
Author Robert M. Pirsig Dies At 88

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance ~ Photo credit: Alan Levine/Flickr
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance ~ Photo credit: Alan Levine/Flickr

by LAUREL WAMSLEY, April 24, 20175:27 PM ET, the two-way NPR Source

Author Robert Pirsig and his son Chris in 1968. Pirsig, who wrote Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, died Monday at age 88. ~ Photo Credit: William Morrow/HarperCollins
Author Robert Pirsig and his son Chris in 1968. Pirsig, who wrote Zen and the Art of Motorcycle
, died Monday at age 88. ~ Photo Credit: William Morrow/HarperCollins

Robert M. Pirsig, who inspired generations to road trip across America with his "novelistic autobigraphy," Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, died Monday at the age of 88.

His publisher William Morrow & Company said in a statement that Pirsig died at his home in South Berwick, Maine, "after a period of failing health."

Pirsig wrote just two books: Zen (subtitled "An Inquiry Into Values") and Lila: An Inquiry into Morals.

Zen was published in 1974, after being rejected by 121 publishing houses. "The book is brilliant beyond belief," wrote Morrow editor James Landis before publication. "It is probably a work of genius and will, I'll wager, attain classic status."

Indeed, the book quickly became a best-seller, and has proved enduring as a work of popular philosophy. A 1968 motorcycle trip across the West with his son Christopher was his inspiration.

Christopher Lehmann-Haupt reviewed Zen for The New York Times in 1974. "[H]owever impressive are the seductive powers with which Mr. Pirsig engages us in his motorcycle trip, they are nothing compared to the skill with which he interests us in his philosophic trip," he wrote. "Mr. Pirsig may sometimes appear to be a greener‐America proselytizer, with his beard and his motorcycle tripping and his talk about learning to love technology. But when he comes to grips with the hard philosophical conundrums raised by the 1960's, he can be electrifying."

Pirsig was born in Minneapolis, the son of a University of Minnesota law professor. He graduated from high school at 15 and enlisted in the Army after World War II. While stationed in South Korea, he encountered the Asian philosophies that would underpin his work. He went on to study Hindu philosophy in India and for a time was enrolled in a philosophy Ph.D. program at the University of Chicago. He was hospitalized for mental illness and returned to Minneapolis, where he worked as a technical writer and began writing his first book.

Pirsig also helped found the Minnesota Zen Meditation Center, then lived reclusively and worked on Lila for 17 years before its publication in 1991. "A skilled mechanic, he performed repairs in his home workshop," writes the publisher. "He taught himself navigation in the days before GPS, and twice crossed the Atlantic in his small sailboat, Aretê."

The protagonist of Zen attempts to resolve the conflicts between "classic" values that create machinery like the motorcycle, and "romantic" values like the beauty of a country road. He discovers all values find their root in what Pirsig called Quality:

"Quality . . . you know what it is, yet you don't know what it is. But that's self-contradictory. But some things are better than others, that is, they have more quality. But when you try to say what the quality is, apart from the things that have it, it all goes poof! There's nothing to talk about. But if you can't say what Quality is, how do you know what it is, or how do you know that it even exists? If no one knows what it is, then for all practical purposes it doesn't exist at all. But for all practical purposes it really does exist."

Author Robert Pirsig works on a motorcycle in 1975. Photo Credit: William Morrow/HarperCollins
Author Robert Pirsig works on a motorcycle in 1975.
Photo Credit: William Morrow/HarperCollins

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Police Reports Blame United Passenger for
Injuries He Sustained While Dragged Off Flight

by Joseph Hincks, Apr 24, 2017, Time Source

Dr. David Dao, whose forcible removal from an overbooked United Airlines flight unleashed a PR maelstrom for the carrier, was "aggressive" and "flailing his arms"  as he fought with officers. That's according to incident reports filed by the Chicago aviation officers who dragged him from the plane.

The reports, released on Monday in response to Freedom of Information Act request filed by the Los Angeles Times and others, show that the officers portrayed a significantly different version of events from those depicted in videos Dao's fellow passengers filmed on their cellphones.

The videos — which have been viewed by millions around the world and prompted several apologies from United CEO Oscar Munoz — show officers wrenching Dao from his seat. The passenger then hits his head on an armrest before being dragged down the aisle.

Video @ Site: Dr. David Dao Suffered a Concussion and a Broken Nose

Two of the aviation officers' reports blame Dao for his injuries. One, filed by an officer named James Long, alleges: “the subject started swinging his arms up and down with a closed fist. Ofc. Long was able to grab the subject and pull him away from the window seat towards the aisle. But suddenly the subject started flailing and fighting.”

According to Long, it was Dao knocking the officer’s arm away, “which caused the subject to fall, hit, and injured his mouth on the armrest on the other side of the aisle.”

Thomas Demetrio, the Chicago personal injury lawyer representing Dao told the Times that the aviation officers' reports were “utter nonsense." Source: LA Times


Who exactly are the Airlines terrorists?

Underclothes that Display
The 4th Amendment When X-Rayed by TSA

by Scott Beale via Jason Bodnar on November 29, 2010, Laughing Squid Source, via Vicki

Underclothes That Display The 4th Amendment When X-Rayed by TSA

4th Amendment Wear is a series of underclothes that have the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution printed on them with metallic ink that so that it will show up when worn through a TSA X-Ray machine.

The clothes are designed as a silent protest against the new reality of being searched to the point where we’re basically naked. We don’t intend for this to be anything more than a thought-provoking way to fuel the debate about safety vs. civil liberties. If we sell a few items, great. But the main intention is to open more dialogue. It’s more of a conceptual piece than anything else.

Underclothes That Display The 4th Amendment When X-Rayed by TSA

Underclothes That Display The 4th Amendment When X-Rayed by TSA

Amestizo (Randy Crazy Horse) ~ Shaman

Elvey Mussiki and Amestizo
Elvy Musikka opening Federal grown provided cannabis bin at Amestizo's [Shaman] ranch.

Elvy Musikka (born August 10, 1939) is an American cannabis rights activist. Musikka is one of four surviving patients enrolled in the Compassionate Investigational New Drug Program, getting marijuana from the federal government.[1][2][3]

Musikka, who uses cannabis to fight glaucoma in her left eye after going blind in her right eye despite having surgery, was arrested for growing marijuana in 1988. At her trial, Musikka's doctor testified and she was acquitted. She applied and was approved to get legal cannabis cigarettes later that year.[4][5]

Musikka was named High Times magazine's 1992 Freedom Fighter of the Year. She resides in Eugene, Oregon, and serves on the board of advisors of Voter Power.[1][3][5] ~ Wikipedia Source

Notes from ~@~ Music by White Denim via Cousin Bruce

Kassia Meador & Mikey DeTemple - Farewell to Summer from The Avant/Garde Diaries

White Denim - Syncn from Andrew Thomas Pellegrino

White Denim @ The Ghost Room from Austin Music Weekly

Robotics ~ Autonomous Tank Robot Project

Devastator Tank Mobile Platform 5th stage assembly
Reason for taking so long to complete == obtaining certain parts.

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Ed & the Vault
"Nobody can get past this"
WYSIWYG format due to limited vital video research resources.

by C. Spangler

Two media shows involving Jack Benny appear to have occurred on April 3, 1955.

Jack appeared as a contestant on Groucho Marx's You Bet Your Life television show [video] and in an episode on The Jack Benny Program titled, "Ed & the Vault" [video] . [Note: Conditioning of masses = cigarette commercials in videos are worth a listen or watch.]

The original presentation of "Ed and the Vault" [video] was done on radio January 7, 1945 and became schtick in years that followed.

This one from December 7, 1947 is with Professor LeBlanc regarding payment for Jack's violin lessons, which result in a visit to the vault [video].

This 1961 [video] and tribute [video] by Lucille Ball on The Lucy Show are probably the best available ones made for television.

Although unrelated; recalling Jack triggered a recollection of one of my favorite shows [tl;dw or in a hurry = jump to 17:32 in the video]:

Jam Session at Jack Benny’s from Classic Movies and TV + Poetry [tl;dw: 17:32]

Boptime with Even Steven + Legends of Wilmington Jazz

On Saturday’s Boptime we begin at 6am (EDT) by heading back to this day in 1945, on the eve of the end of World War II in Europe, and the new Rodgers & Hammerstein Broadway musical Carousel, which opened four days earlier. After that, Leonard Feather & Dan Burley’s Suite in Four Comfortable Quartets, also from this time in 1945, and rounding out the hour with Dizzy Gillespie’s Groovin’ High. At 7am (EDT) we continue with music from this day in 1945, when we all were “. . . beginning to see the light . . .” and dreaming of a post war peacetime. At 8am (EDT) we bop up to this day in 1959, almost three months after the tragic deaths of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper. The music from this day in 1959 continues through the 8am hour and into the 9am (EDT) hour, along with the current events of the day, what was at the movies, and more. ~ Steve

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Morning Dew by Grateful Dead from Mark Messina

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The Last Beware
On: Why there should be a corporate death penalty
and on: how to remove Google malware...

This morning, April 18, 2017

This morning, April 18, 2017,

I went to theGuardian for my daily cup of news.

I went to theGuardian for my daily cup of
news and clicked on the following story:

Google forced to open up Android to rival search engines in Russia

Google forced to open up Android
to rival search engines in Russia.

On arriving at that page, the above Advertisement was at the top and said:  Protecting Your Google Ranking Negative SEO Protection  Protect Your Google Ranking Against Negative SEO, Black Hat SEO& Bad SEOs.

On arriving at that page, the above
Advertisement was at the top and said:

Protect Your Google Ranking
Negative SEO Protection

Protect Your Google Ranking Against
Negative SEO, Black Hat SEO& Bad SEOs

On moving the mouse, the above popup appeared, which said:  Safari can’t verify the identity of the website “".  The certificate for this website is invalid. You might be connecting to a website that is pretending to be “URL”, which could put your confidential information at risk. Would you like to connect to the website anyway?”

On moving the mouse,
the above popup appeared and said:

Safari can’t verify the identity of
the website “".

The certificate for this website is invalid. You might be
connecting to a website that is pretending to be “URL”,
which could put your confidential information at risk.
Would you like to connect to the website anyway?”

and here is how it appeared ~ [Click for large image]

...and here is how the above appeared [Click for large image]

Since we know Google attacked ~@~'s pages for no good reason, other than ? refusal of advertisements ?, maybe it is time one learns about Criticism of Google, Censorship by Google, Googlization, Don't be evil, Surveillance capitalism, Ethical Code, Evil Corporation; and last, but not least:

Is Using Gmail, Watching YouTube, Searching
With Google
, or Using Variations of Google
To Define Searching Now Considered
Support for Terrorism and Racism?

Here are links to major corporations pulling ads:

DuckDuckGo Links ~ Yandex Links ~ Bing Links ~ Google Links

DuckDuckGo ~ The search engine that doesn't track you:

Corporate Executives continually get away with murder,
[like Convicted Felon PG&E, Bhopal Killers, etc.]
so maybe it is time for a corporate death penalty,
??? Before They Kill You ???

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John Titor on Civil War

I remember 2036 very clearly. It is difficult to describe 2036 in detail without spending a great deal of time explaining why things are so different.

In 2036, I live in central Florida with my family and I'm currently stationed at an Army base in Tampa. A world war in 2015 killed nearly three billion people. The people that survived grew closer together. Life is centered on the family and then the community. I cannot imagine living even a few hundred miles away from my parents.

There is no large industrial complex creating masses of useless food and recreational items. Food and livestock is grown and sold locally. People spend much more time reading and talking together face to face. Religion is taken seriously and everyone can multiply and divide in their heads.

Life has changed so much over my lifetime that it's hard to pin down a "normal" day. When I was 13, I was a soldier. As a teenager, I helped my dad haul cargo. I went to college when I was 31 and I was recruited to "time travel" shortly after that. Again, I suppose an average day in 2036 is like an average day on the farm.

There is a civil war in the United States that starts in 2005. That conflict flares up and down for 10 years. In 2015, Russia launches a nuclear strike against the major cities in the United States (which is the "other side" of the civil war from my perspective), China and Europe. The United States counter attacks. The US cities are destroyed along with the AFE (American Federal Empire)...thus we (in the country) won. The European Union and China were also destroyed. Russia is now our largest trading partner and the Capitol of the US was moved to Omaha Nebraska.

One of the biggest reasons why food production is localized is because the environment is affected with disease and radiation. We are making huge strides in getting it cleaned up. Water is produced on a community level and we do eat meat that we raise ourselves.

After the war, early new communities gathered around the current Universities. That's where the libraries were. I went to school at Fort UF, which is now called the University of Florida. Not too much is different except the military is large part of people's life and we spend a great deal of time in the fields and farms at the "University" or Fort.

The Constitution was changed after the war. We have 5 presidents that are voted in and out on different term periods. The vice president is the president of the senate and they are voted separately. ~ John Titor

"Why do you post this crap?"

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During Apollo 11's return from the moon astronaut Neil Armstrong said, "A hundred years ago, Jules Verne wrote a book about a voyage to the Moon. His spaceship, Columbia, took off from Florida and landed in the Pacific Ocean after completing a trip to the Moon. It seems appropriate to us to share with you some of the reflections of the crew as the modern-day Columbia completes its rendezvous with the planet Earth and the same Pacific Ocean tomorrow" (source) and simply, the above example shows science fiction is able become real.

Multus* discovered posting science fiction stories and false flag information can prevent certain things from happening, because powers that be... prefer not to give any credibility, whatsoever, to "crap posters."

*Multus ~ Latin word for multiple and an alleged highly educated secret order.

Members of Multus, also known as "Multies," work, on occasion, with "Singulars."

Singulars are common (87+/-%) and usually educated in one field of study. Multies (3%) are educated in a variety of scientific and related fields of study.

It is alleged one has to have an "Above 33" secret clearance (no president of the United States has ever had) in order to know the true purpose of Multies and ... that they are peaceful, positive beings involved with preservation of humanity.

In order to understand Multus, ARPA; established during 1958, was renamed "DARPA" (D for Defense) in March 1972, then renamed "ARPA" in February 1993, and then renamed "DARPA" again in March 1996 because Multies refused to harm any living thing. In other words, Multies turned DARPA back into ARPA, for a while, in order to get some important work done.

Dear Citizens of the World

I believe the time has come to reveal to you some of the perplexities you have faced in recent decades.

It is important to understand some of these things, so that you might know how to behave in the New World Order now taking shape on this planet you call Earth. We want you to be able to become fully involved and integrated into our new society. After all, doing this is for your best interest.

First of all, it is best if you understand some of our purposes so that you may more fully cooperate. I cannot tell you the hard times you will face if you resist us.

We have ways of dealing with resisters and you are being told this now, since it is much too late to turn things around. The days of putting a stop to us have long since past.

We have full control of the earth and it's finances, along with control of major corporate media propaganda, and there is simply no way any nation or power can defeat us.

We have eyes in every level of government in every nation of the world. We know what is being planned, for our ears and eyes are ever present. State secrets are fully known to us.

U.S. corporate media are constantly accused of lying for their government by everyone; including foreign governments.

Oh, you silly people, of course we lie. In this way we can keep the people unbalanced and always facing controversy, which is very helpful to us. Have you not seen the talk show spectacles on FOX?

Some of you believe we are the liberals and the good people are the conservatives. In reality, both serve our purposes. Each camp merely serves with the stamp of our approval, but they are not allowed to present real issues.

For example, consider BP's Oil Spill. By creating controversy on all levels, no one knows what to do. So, in all of this confusion, we go ahead and accomplish what we want with no hindrance. If fact, we teach this within a fraternity in one of your nation's older universities.

Consider President George W. Bush of the United States. Even though he regularly broke every known check on his power, no one could stop him, and he went ahead, and did whatever we wanted him to do.

Congress and 'The People' had no power to stop him. He did what we wanted, since he knew, if he did not, because of his rather dark character, we could have him removed in an instant. I'd say it was, "Rather brilliant strategy on our part?"

You cannot take us to court because you can't see us and the courts are our servants as well. We run everything and you do not know who to attack. I must say this invisible hand is wonderfully devised without any known historical precedent on this scale. We rule the world and the world cannot even find out who is ruling them.

This is truly a wonderful thing. In our corporate media, we present before you exactly what it is we want you to do. Then, as if in a flash you, our little servants, obey!

We can send American or European troops to wherever we like, whenever we like, and for whatever purpose we like, and you dutifully go about our business and don't even look up to see the poisons we are spraying on you in the form of chemtrails. How much more evidence do you need?

We can make you desire to leave your homes and family and go to war merely at our command. We only need to present some nonsense to you from the president's desk, or on the evening news, and we can get you all fired up to do whatever we like. You can do nothing but what we put before you.

Your Vain Resistance

When any of you seek to resist us, we have ways of making you look ridiculous with corporate media, as we have done with all your movements to show the world how impotent any resistance is.

Look at what we did near Waco. Did the Davidian's little store of weapons help them?

We have generously taxed you and used that money to make such sophisticated weapons you can in no way compete. Your own money has served to forge the chains we bind you with; especially, since we are in control of all money.

Some of you think you may escape by buying some land in the country and growing a garden. Let me remind you that you still pay us ground rent. Oh, you may call it property taxes, but it still goes to us.

You see, you need money no matter what you do. If you fail to pay your ground rent to us, we will take your land and sell it to someone who will pay us. Do you think we cannot do this? And with your ground rent we pay for the indoctrination of your children in the public schools we have set up.

We want them to grow up well trained into the system of our thinking. Your children will learn what we want them to learn, when we want them to learn it, and you pay for it through your ground rent.

Those funds are also used for other projects we have in mind, like drilling for oil in the Gulf, and our contractors are paid handsomely for their work.

You may doubt that we own your children, or have such control, but you will find that we do. We can declare that you abuse your children, when you spank them, and have them confiscated. If they do not show up for school indoctrination, we can accuse you of neglect, thereby, giving them to us.

Your children are not yours. They are ours. You must inoculate them, you must bring them to our hospitals, if we decree, or we will take them from you. You know this and we know this.

Through our electronic commerce and iDevices we are able to see where you are, what you are buying, and how much you have to buy things with. Where do you suppose we come up with our monthly financial statistics?

Through the Internet, Telecoms, and other sources we can even know how you think and what you say. It is not especially important to us what you believe as long as you do what we say.

Your beliefs are nonsense anyway. But if you think you have a following, and we perceive that you might be somewhat dangerous to our agenda, we have ways to deal with you. Do you remember how we used Telecoms to spy for us?

We have a Pandora's box of mischief with which to snare you. We can have you in court so long, you will never get out. We can easily drain away all your assets over one pretext or another. We have an inexhaustible fund with which to draw from to pay our lawyers.

These lawyers are paid by you in the form of taxes. You do not have this vast supply of wealth. We know how to divide and conquer. Have we not brought down rulers of countries through our devices?

Do you think your tiny self will be any match for us?

Your Vain Organizations

Let us consider your religions, tea parties, and "moral majority."

The "moral majority" is neither moral nor is it in the majority. We have delighted to use this wet noodle of a movement to make ridiculous the Christian faith.

The silly men who run that organization always end up with egg on their faces. We have always put them in defense of themselves, as we have so successfully done with the NRA.

We can make it seem, by our corporate media propaganda, that the National Rifle Association is actually the new Al Qaeda.

Have we not turned the American conservative movement on its ear? If it serves our purposes we can use the conservatives to turn the liberals on their ear.

It makes no difference to us but it serves to make you believe there are two sides struggling for their particular position. This helps to make things seem fair and free, since everyone has a voice.

Actually, there is only one side now with all kinds of masks on, but you are unable to penetrate our purposes.

You see, we can do whatever we like and you can do nothing about it.

Does it not seem reasonable that you should simply obey and serve us? Otherwise, you get eaten up in the resistance you suppose that will liberate you.

You cannot be liberated ... Try to Imagine how you can.

We supply fuel for your cars and we can turn it off whenever we like, claiming there is some sort of fuel shortage. What if your car breaks down? You cannot get parts for it without us.

We supply all money you use and at any whim of our desire, we can stop the money supply, or ... cause a complete crash all together.

We can then order the president to declare all money worthless and that we will have to have new money. All of your stashes of cash will go up in smoke in an instant.

Don't you need food?

If necessary, we can cause a trucker's strike which would stop deliveries of food to your local store. We can starve you whenever we like. You only have food because we have provided it for you from our 'supermarket to the world' table.

During the great depression we controlled food and heaped mountains of it behind fences, to let it rot.

The hungry were then made to work in our labor camps, even though there was enough, and more, to feed them. Do you really think you can beat us?

You say you will hoard gold coins so you will still have money in the time of the crash. We can simply pass a law which outlaws the possession of gold as we have done in the past.

If we find gold in your possession, we would simply confiscate it, and put you in prison for breaking the law.

While in prison, or at one of our recently reconstructed FEMA camps, you would be required to work for one of our prison industries. We have so formed a picture of the labor camps in our prisons, these days, that no one seems to object to them.

We tell people that murderers should pay for their own keep.

No one seems to consider that we have the power to put tomato growers in prison.

We can pass laws that prohibit gardens, and then make up some scientific reason why you may only buy food from our sources.

If someone sees you growing tomatoes, they will report you to us, and then we will have you in our fields, working for us.

Oh, silly, stoned out of your minds, people, there is no escape for you, for since long before you were born, we were planning your capture.

Your teachers and ministers have been forming your thoughts for us, for generations now. You have been tricked into taking corporate drugs that were intended for short term usage, which have turned you into a nation of controlled mood zombies, and you have no idea how to pull out of our influence, short of suicide. Go ahead and commit suicide, it will only help us to deal with excessive population.

You cannot hurt us, find us, or even imagine what we are up to. I am throwing you these few crumbs only so that you may, if you have a little good sense, obey and follow our orders.

Your Controlled Mind

We run Hollywood. The movies such as Terminator and Armageddon, along with a great host of others, were simply created to get you thinking according to our directions.

You have been made to delight in violence, so that when we send you off to kill some bad man, we have put before you, you move without a whimper.

We have placed violent arcade games in your malls to prepare your young children's minds in the art of battle.

We have made you view our armies and police as the good forces, which cause you to submit to things that were unthinkable a few decades ago.

We totally orchestrated 9/11 and blamed it on somebody else using our corporate media and Congress, who we bought through our lobbies.

Think about it ... Congress spent about 60 million (60,000,000) of your income tax dollars, to discover if Monica swallowed (a little pre-reality show we dreamed up) and a little over 3 million dollars on the 9/11 Commission because we did not want an investigation of secret energy meetings or 9/11 to surface. See how easy it is to trick you?

Our artful programs are all designed to help you to submit and help the New World Order. Star Trek, and other such creations, have taught you to simply: obey orders from new international rulers.

Oh, silly people, you thought you were being entertained, while you were actually being educated. Dare I use the words, "brainwashed" or "mind control?" By the way, have you ever seen Star Wars?

What a masterpiece of mental manipulation. Humans confer with nondescript beasts of all shapes and sizes, and they confer in English.

I wonder where those space beasts learned English. Oh, the simple-ness of the mind of the citizen, for sh-he never considers sh-he is being taken into fairyland.

We placed advertisements for Star Wars everywhere you go. They were in WalMart, K-Mart, Taco Bell and a host of our institutions of corporate commerce.

There is something we want you to learn from Star Wars. Or, perhaps it could be said, there is something we do not want you to learn. Either way, we will have what we want in the whole affair.

Of course, to keep you off guard, we have instructed our elected officials to appear to be correcting the evil of our violence. Presidents often speak against violence in Hollywood movies.

This will not solve the problem, but it will make the people believe the problem is being worked on.

Sex and violence are the very best powers to use, to help us gain our advantage. How the people loathe to give up their sex and violence, so we place all they want before them. In this way, we keep them so occupied they do not have the integrity or brain-power to deal with the really important matters which are left entirely in our hands.

President Bush was very helpful to us. We knew of what character he was before we placed him as president. Exposing him was very helpful in adjusting the moral habits of the youth downward and this is too, our advantage.

Even more agreeable to us were the vain efforts of those who thought they could remove him against our will. He was useful to us and we control who is removed or not removed.

Excuse me if I seem to be mocking your system of beliefs, but they are rather outdated. Have you no eyes to see your vain liberties and your righteous pontifications are nothing before us? You can only do what we say you can do.

We remove presidents when we are ready and the leader we set up will be there until it serves us to have another. At that time we place our purposed politicians before you, and you vote for what we want.

In that way we give you the vain voting exercise in the belief you had something to do with placing your politicians in office.

Our Unfathomable Mysteries

Our recent war in Iraq had many purposes to it, but we do not speak of these things openly. We let the talk show hosts blather all sorts of nonsense, but none of it touches the core.

First of all, there is a wealth of natural resources on the planet we must have complete control of.

Iraq has large supplies of oil in its soil and oil is very helpful to our regime. Also, it suits us to keep this oil out of the hands of potential enemies.

For those who have not been helpful in getting these resources into our hands, we simply make things difficult until submission. Does anyone recall the word "sanction?"

We can reduce any proud nation to the level of humility we require from all people. For example if Zionist Israel does not sufficiently humble itself, we will take them to the world court, and have them charged with "war crimes." We made up that term; rather ingenious, don't you think?

How could there be such a thing as a war crime? The very nature of war is that the rules are off. It is so entertaining to watch the nations try to fight war according to the laws we have placed before them.

The only war crime there really is, involves the crime of being against us.

Anyone against us is violating our law and, as you have seen, when someone is for us, we do not care what they do. Was not Ariel Sharon a self professed murdering terrorist who tortured and horribly killed many of his enemies women and children? We made a hero of him. And what about the Bush administration? Are any of them in jail? No, they are still working for us and on your televisions, getting paid big salaries.

We observe no laws when it comes to war. We do what we want, when we want, and where we want.

We can starve nations to death, ruin civilizations, and commit other horrors for which we take our enemies to court. Look at one of our examples.

We bomb Iraq out of its wits. We can bomb rock throwing Palestinians out of their homes, poison their rivers and streams, turn off their electricity, making a grand crisis, and then we masterfully make it appear it is the fault of Islam.

It is the same way we made our inferno at Waco look like Mr. Koresh's fault. Then there was our chief villain, Saddam with all of his non existent weapons of mass destruction.

Bad men are a dime a dozen, we can conjure one up whenever it suits us, and ultimately, this is really quite funny when you think of it.

I am not one who is usually given to 'this sort' of humor, but I do catch myself laughing sometimes at the absolute absurdity of the notions we place before you, that you readily accept.

Do you wonder that the leaders of the world tremble at our presence? They know they have no power except the power we give them.

We have no fear of Russia or China, for we are already in full control of their system of things.

China knows we can freeze any number of their corporations in America and all of its capitol at the stroke of a pen. We use nations for what we want to use them for. Everyone knows that they must yield to us or die.

Fortunately, we have had a few resisters, such as Saddam, that have been helpful in showing world leaders what we will do to them if they do not submit.

There is only glory in following our purposes and doing what we say. If one does not, there will be a sad and tragic result.

I would have spared you of such an end, but, then, again, if you are not spared, it is of no consequence to us. We will use you to alleviate some of the overpopulation problem.

Your Silly Rebellions Against Us

Some of you have thought you could stop us by placing a bomb in one of our abortion clinics or in a government building.

Silly souls! How can that hurt us? All that does is give us an example to use so that we might place more controls, and heavy burdens, on the population.

We love it when you rebel and blow something up. You are our reason for making more laws against all those things, which might contribute to your freedom from us.

If someone did not blow something up on occasion, we would have no justification in placing more laws on you. Can't you see how impossible it is for you to resist us? The more you wiggle, the more we squeeze.

It is said our kingdom is the kingdom of money, but I must confess we are rulers of a kingdom of non-money.

You must see the humor in that statement. We have given you a piece of paper or some numbers on a computer screen that we have termed money.

It is backed up by nothing and proven by nothing, but what we say it is. We create it from nothing, we print it, we loan it, we give it its value, we take its value away. All things that have to do with money are in our hands.

Think of it, what is it that you can do against us without money? If you try to resist, we can cancel your credit or freeze your accounts. Your cash is easily confiscated.

We have made so many rules in the realm of living that you cannot live without money.

Camp on government land and you must move in two weeks. You cannot grow much of a garden in two weeks.

Many of our wilderness trails are entered by permit only.

We have passed laws that do not allow you to live in trailers over a certain period without moving to another location.

Have you not thought it ridiculous that we will allow a man to live in a box, full time, but we will not allow a man to live in a RV, full time, unless he is in a taxpaying campground? We want you to be in the system.

When you are buying a house, we not only receive the tax revenue to use for our purposes, but we gain large increases from the interest on the loan. You may pay for your house two or three times over from the interest alone. The interest is also taxed which is again placed for use in those sectors of influence we choose.

We do not want you to escape free and that is why we have made it as we have.

You are our property. We will not permit you to buy or sell unless you submit to our mark of authority.

If you go to court against us, we will wear you out, and in the end you will lose.

If you use violence, we will end up having you in one of our labor camps; more specifically called, prison industries.

You need our money, our entertainments, our fuel, and our utilities to function and if you don't have them, you feel deprived. By this, you are made to yield to our will.

You don't even know how to think anymore since we have thoroughly emasculated your religions and your faith in God. Now, you only have yourself ... and we have gotten 'that self' pretty well chasing its tail these days.

I hope this little note is sufficient to inform you what the new millennium is all about.

The 21st century is our century. You may stay if you do as you are told.

We have no intention of playing around with your so-called human rights or your so-called Constitution. These things were only used for our purposes, for a time. Your Constitution is a joke to us, and we can do with it what we please.

It probably never occurred to you, that years ago, your Constitution was used to refuse abortions. When we decided to have abortions legalized, we used the same Constitution to justify it.

Your human rights are what we say they are and your Constitution is what we say it is.

We have only used this phrase of "human rights" to keep things sufficiently in turmoil. The more things are unsettled, the better we like them, until we have everything in complete servitude.

This little letter may offend some of you, because it is presented so plainly, but that truly is no concern of ours. In simple terms, to quote our boy Dick Cheney, "Go F**k Yourself!" and have a nice day... Permmalink ~ Cartoon Version ~ Patriot Act ~ Telecom Crimes ~ Denialist ~ Drop Dead ~ Voted4War

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Remembering Marla Ruzicka
December 31, 1976 ~ April 16, 2005

Remembering Marla Ruzicka, December 31, 1976 - April 16, 2005
To have a job where you can make things better for people?
That's a blessing. Why would I do anything else?
~ Marla Ruzicka

Marla Ruzicka (December 31, 1976 -- April 16, 2005) was an activist-turned-aid worker. She believed that combatant governments had a legal and moral responsibility to compensate the families of civilians killed or injured in military conflicts. She and her Iraqi translator, Faiz Ali Salim, were killed by a suicide car bombing on Airport Road in Baghdad on April 16, 2005.

In 2003, Ruzicka founded the Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict (CIVIC), an organization that counted civilian casualties and assisted Iraqi victims of the 2003 US invasion of Iraq.

Born in Lakeport, California, Ruzicka attended Long Island University's Friends World Program, and spent four years traveling throughout Costa Rica, Kenya, Cuba, Israel/Palestine, and Zimbabwe. After graduating in 1999, Ruzicka volunteered for the San Francisco-based organizations Rainforest Action Network and Global Exchange. [Click to Continue Reading @wikipedia]

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That's What You Say...

We do not target American citizens ... The nation must to a degree take it on faith that we who lead the CIA are honorable men, devoted to the nation’s service.” — Richard Helms, former CIA director

Project MKUltra
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ~ Source

Project MKUltra – sometimes referred to as the CIA's mind control program – is the code name given to a program of experiments on human subjects, at times illegal, designed and undertaken by the United States Central Intelligence Agency.  Experiments on humans were intended to identify and develop drugs and procedures to be used in interrogations and torture, in order to weaken the individual to force confessions through mind control. Organized through the Scientific Intelligence Division of the CIA, the project coordinated with the Special Operations Division of the U.S. Army's Chemical Corps.

The operation began in the early 1950s, was officially sanctioned in 1953, was reduced in scope in 1964, further curtailed in 1967, and officially halted in 1973.  The program engaged in many illegal activities,  including the use of unwitting U.S. and Canadian citizens as its test subjects, which led to controversy regarding its legitimacy. MKUltra used numerous methodologies to manipulate people's mental states and alter brain functions, including the surreptitious administration of drugs (especially LSD) and other chemicals, hypnosis,  sensory deprivation, isolation, verbal and sexual abuse, as well as other forms of psychological torture.

The scope of Project MKUltra was broad, with research undertaken at 80 institutions, including 44 colleges and universities, as well as hospitals, prisons, and pharmaceutical companies.  The CIA operated through these institutions using front organizations, although sometimes top officials at these institutions were aware of the CIA's involvement.  As the US Supreme Court later noted in CIA v. Sims 471 U.S. 159 (1985)  MKULTRA was:

concerned with "the research and development of chemical, biological, and radiological materials capable of employment in clandestine operations to control human behavior." The program consisted of some 149 subprojects which the Agency contracted out to various universities, research foundations, and similar institutions. At least 80 institutions and 185 private researchers participated. Because the Agency funded MKUltra indirectly, many of the participating individuals were unaware that they were dealing with the Agency. [[Something one should also know ?]]

Although the Supreme Court sided with the CIA that sources' names could be redacted for their protection, it nonetheless validated the existence of MKULTRA to be used in future court cases and confirmed that the CIA for 14 years performed clandestine experiments on human behavior.

Between 1953 and 1966, the Central Intelligence Agency financed a wide-ranging project, code-named MKULTRA, concerned with the research and development of chemical, biological, and radiological materials capable of employment in clandestine operations to control human behavior.

Project MKUltra was first brought to public attention in 1975 by the Church Committee of the U.S. Congress, and a Gerald Ford commission to investigate CIA activities within the United States. Investigative efforts were hampered by the fact that CIA Director Richard Helms ordered all MKUltra files destroyed in 1973; the Church Committee and Rockefeller Commission investigations relied on the sworn testimony of direct participants and on the relatively small number of documents that survived Helms' destruction order.

In 1977, a Freedom of Information Act request uncovered a cache of 20,000 documents relating to project MKUltra, which led to Senate hearings later that same year.  In July 2001, some surviving information regarding MKUltra was declassified.

The Legacy of the CIA’s Secret
LSD Experiments on America

Newly unclassified information blows wide the U.S. government's covert operation to dose hundreds of unwitting Americans with LSD in the 1950s and '60s.

Before LSD escaped the lab and was evangelized by hippies, the U.S. government was secretly testing the effects of the drug on hundreds of unsuspecting American civilians and military personnel. In a must-read feature on newly unclassified material on the Central Intelligence Agency’s covert operation, the MK-ULTRA program, which ran from 1953 to 1964, SF Weekly fully exposes the bizarre world of the CIA’s unethical drug tests.  The utterly-unbelievable-but-true story involved using hookers to lure in unwitting johns for undisclosed testing, narcotics agents who slipped drugs into drinks, and a U.S. marshal who held up a San Francisco bar not knowing he was high on acid.

It sounds like something out of a paranoid dream. And indeed, before the documentation and other facts of the program were made public, those who talked of it were frequently dismissed as being psychotic. But the U.S. government’s history of secret human experimentation ought to be kept in mind, particularly when we consider the power we grant to it and the way we regulate drugs.

The LSD experiments were purportedly carried out because the U.S. believed that communist Russia, North Korea and China were using the drug to brainwash captured Americans. Consequently, the CIA didn’t want to fall behind in developing and responding to this potentially useful technology.

So, incredibly, it decided to slip acid secretly to Americans — at the beach, in city bars, at restaurants. For a decade, the CIA conducted completely uncontrolled tests in which they drugged people unknowingly, then followed and watched them without intervening. In some cases, the agency used the drug to perform interrogations, but these procedures were conducted so inconsistently that they proved equally useless in providing useful data. [Click to Continue Reading @]

Did the CIA secretly
dose people with LSD?

MKULTRA’s LSD experiments were initially done on willing volunteers—novelist Ken Kesey was a famous participant—but they later took a more sinister turn. The CIA believed that a tasteless, odorless compound like LSD might be used as a truth serum or psychological weapon in the cloak-and-dagger operations of the Cold War, and they even concocted schemes to dose Cuban leader Fidel Castro. To observe the effects of the drug on unwitting subjects, they secretly administered LSD to hundreds of mental patients, prisoners, foreign nationals and private American citizens without their consent. In one particularly audacious eight-year program called “Operation Midnight Climax,” the agency set up a string of brothels in San Francisco. Prostitutes would dose their unsuspecting clients, and CIA agents would then monitor the men’s behavior from behind two-way mirrors. These government acid tests would continue through most of the 1950s and early 1960s, but the mind-bending effects of LSD were ultimately deemed too unpredictable and unwieldy for use in the field. Many of the test subjects experienced adverse psychological reactions, and at least one—a biochemist named Frank Olson—died under mysterious circumstances only days after ingesting the drug.

Project MKULTRA was scaled back extensively and then terminated in the late 1960s, but the CIA later destroyed most of the program’s records in 1973. A cache of surviving documents relating to the agency’s “mind control” program was eventually discovered and revealed to the public in 1977, but the full extent of the government’s psychedelic experimentation remains uncertain. [Click to Continue Reading @]

LSD and the CIA

agreed among themselves to slip LSD into each other’s drinks. The target never knew when his turn would come, but as soon as the drug was ingested a … colleague would tell him so he could make the necessary preparations (which usually meant taking the rest of the day off). Initially the leaders of MK-ULTRA restricted the surprise acid tests to [their own] members, but when this phase had run its course they started dosing other Agency personnel who had never tripped before. Nearly everyone was fair game, and surprise acid trips became something of an occupational hazard among CIA operatives…. The Office of Security felt that [MK-ULTRA] should have exercised  better judgment in dealing with such a powerful and dangerous chemical. The straw that broke the camel’s back came when a Security informant got wind of a plan by a few [MK-ULTRA] jokers to put LSD in the punch served at the annual CIA Christmas office party … a Security memo writer… concluded indignantly and unequivocally that he did ‘not recommend testing in the Christmas punch bowls usually present at the Christmas office parties.’ [Click to Continue Reading @ The Event Chronicle]

How the CIA's LSD Mind-Control
Experiments Destroyed My Healthy,
High-Functioning Father's Brilliant Mind

In March 1979 the revelation came. After Times Books published journalist John Marks’s nonfiction opus The Search for the Manchurian Candidate, a horrifying exposé of a Central Intelligence Agency program known as MK-Ultra that focused on attempts to find an effective mind-control or “truth” drug, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution featured a series of six articles detailing the book’s content. By the time I read the second page of the second installment I knew exactly what had happened to my dad. Stunned, I read it again slowly to be quite sure. [Click to Continue Reading @]

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Papillon ~ The Web Series…Boarding Soon from Farmhouse Productions

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A Heart For Conservation by Ryan Bishop from OWU Media Center

400 by Cece Albon from OWU Media Center

Bodega by Kieran Tobias from OWU Media Center

Dahbud Mensch ~ Stuck in the middle with WHO ? ~ News Worth Repeating

World Weather Forecast...
How's the Weather?
...don't forget to bring a towel?

Dahbud Mensch ~ Stuck in the middle with WHO ? ~ News Worth Repeating

'TIL' Winston Killed the Dinosaurs & Cave People ???

The Flintstones, Winston Cigarettes Commercial from Efraín Suárez-Arce

I'll just leave this here

Notes from ~@~

Remembering Emmett Grogan

Emmett Grogan from Wikipedia

November 28, 1942 ~ April 6, 1978

Emmett Grogan (born Eugene Grogan) was a founder of the Diggers, a radical community-action group of Improvisational actors in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, California. The Diggers took their name from the English Diggers (1649-1650), a radical movement opposed to feudalism, the Church of England and the British Crown. [Continue reading at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia] ~ [Emmett Grogan's wake was held at the United State Cafe.]

Dahbud Mensch ~ Stuck in the middle with WHO ? ~ News Worth Repeating

On Politicians Getting Away With
With Murder & Maiming of Innocents?

When contemplating war, beware of babies in incubators

The babies in the incubator story is a classic example of how easy it is for the public and legislators to be mislead during moments of high tension. It's also a vivid example of how the media can be manipulated if we do not keep our guards up. [Continue Reading?~ Also read: Voted4War]

It was widely known before the Iraq war over 50% of the Iraqi population were children under the  age of 15, and the war began with this act of sheer cowardice, by a Republican, War Criminal Bush, Administration with Democrat Support.

It was widely known before the Iraq war over
50% of the Iraqi population
were children under the age of 15

and the war began with this act of sheer cowardice by
a Republican Administration, with Democrat Support.

1,455,590 innocent people murdered to eliminate a man
who had nothing to do with the inside job known as 9/11

Political Lies Regarding U.S. Involvement
with Chemical & Biological Weapons

Between 1983 and 1992--the Reagan/Bush and Bush/Quayle era--the U.S. gave Iraq innumerable weapons, and issued about $2 billion in loans, most of which were used to buy even more weapons; the U.S. never expected full repayment. In addition, U.S. corporations provided Iraq with the means to manufacture chemical and biological weapons. The "point man" the Reagan administration sent to solidify U.S.-Iraqi relations--and who had personal knowledge that Iraq was using chemical weapons against Iran, and who helped remove the "terrorist" label against Iraq--was Donald Rumsfeld[Continue Reading?]

According to a 1990 report, "The Poison Gas Connection," issued by the L.A.-based Simon Wiesenthal Center, more than 207 companies from 21 western countries, including at least 18 from the United States, contributed to the buildup of Saddam Hussein's arsenal. Subsequent investigations turned up more than 100 more companies participating in the Iraqi weapons buildup.

The frontline cheerleader for America's corporate contributors to Saddam, the man who paved the way for Iraq to purchase millions of dollars worth of weapons and dangerous dual-use technology from U.S. corporations, was none other than the architect of Gulf War I, former president George Bush.

In a stunning July 27, 1992, speech on the floor of the House of Representatives, House Banking Committee chair Henry Gonzalez drove the Bush connection home in no uncertain terms:

"The Bush administration deliberately, not inadvertently, helped to arm Iraq by allowing U.S. technology to be shipped to Iraqi military and to Iraqi defense factories," Gonzalez said. "Throughout the course of the Bush administration, U.S. and foreign firms were granted export licenses to ship U.S. technology directly to Iraqi weapons facilities despite ample evidence showing that these factories were producing weapons."  [Continue Reading?]

How History Repeats Itself and Voters Forget

The Iran-Contra Affair: The Making of a Scandal, 1983-1988
The Iran-Contra Scandal in Perspective [missing link - new link below]

How the Republican Party and their
Corporate Buddies hid the information:

Boptime with Even Steven + Legends of Wilmington Jazz

It's Radiothon, part 2 on Saturday's Boptime, our annual fundraiser program for WVUD. We begin at 6am (EDT) with a segment from the mid 1980s: Even Steven's Gold ClassicsSchool Daze and Sock Hops. Then beginning at 7am (EDT), Larry and Kitty will join me with some choice jazz selections, including first and late or final recordings from vocalists with long careers, like Bing Crosby, Louis Jordan, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Billy Eckstine, Mel Tormé, Elvis Presley and others. We might even have an unexpected guest or two. We'll be asking for you to please call in your pledges and contributions to keep the WVUD programming comin' at you for another year of great radio. ~ Steve

BOPTIME: Saturday, 6 AM Eastern time, 3 AM Pacific time
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Notes from ~@~ Today's Lesson In Culture

The Berimbau & Capoeira Angola by Quenton Stokes-Brown from OWU Media Center

Paul Krassner ~ The Realist, Writer, Comic, Investigative Satirist

Happy 85th Birthday Paul
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Much Love,

Paul Krassner
Paul Krassner, 12 Sep. 1987 ~ Photo: Chris W Nelson

Visit Paul's Home Page at:

Paul Krassner and C. Spangler
Paul Krassner and Curtis ~ Photo: Dwight Dolliver

Paul Krassner: Who’s To Say What’s Obscene, Paul Krassner from Dangerous Minds

Curtis and Paul

Dahbud Mensch ~ Stuck in the middle with WHO ? ~ News Worth Repeating

These Are Not the Answers
You Are Looking For

Why did computer corporations stop charging for software upgrades?

== To allow for crap software updates that break your stuff and spy on you without having to worry about customer complaint or the FTC?

Television was over-the-air free, so why are we now forced to pay for commercials with our TV subscription?

== Nobody can answer that; however, we cancelled our television subscription and experienced a strange side effect: sound sleep?

We tried Hulu, but they sent a notice telling what they were going to do with our private personal data?

== Our Hulu subscription was cancelled because there was nothing legally one could do?

Why do politicians always seem to work against those who vote for them?

== Profits not people?

Politicians have sold us out in regard to private Internet history, what's next?

== Net Neutrality?

What are you going to do?

== Go outside, learn how to play again, and maybe get one of those rainbow pooping Unicorns?

Public Service Announcement

Places who have passed bills to protect their Internet Privacy
Red = Places that say "Duck Duck Goose"
Black = Places who have passed bills to protect their Internet Privacy

Public Service Announcement

Wear A Condom. Dick. from Work that works

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

ASIFA-SF Newsletter ~ April 2017

ASIFA-SF Newsletter

Click for ASIFA-SF April 2017 Newsletter PDF = link repaired

Notes from ~@~

Carlin Step, DJ Steve Porter & Eli Wilkie from Roland Kardeby

The Great Bell Chant (The End of Suffering) from R Smittenaar

Beautiful Child

One Day, Matisyahu from 100%

Unsung Hero from Rattakarn Srithavatchai "Garn"

Belote's Studio 354 ~ Artist's Gallery & Bay Area Showcase, Oakland, CA

Studio 354
California Art from the collection of Edan Hughes ~ February thru April 2017

Hunger and Shame ~ Dr. Mary Howard & Dr. Ann V. Millard

Dakota by Elizabeth Jackson, OWU Media Center 13th Annual Documentary Film Festival
400 by Cece Albon, A Heart for Conservation by Ryan Bishop, Bodega by Kieran Tobias,
The Berimbau & Capoeira Angola by Quenton Stokes-Brown ~ via Dr. Mary Howard

Mike Wilhelm ~ Charlatans, Flamin' Groovies, Loose Gravel, and more

Mike Wilhelm and C. Spangler
Mike Wilhelm & Curtis

Louie, Louie ~ Mike Wilhelm & Hired Guns from ed chatham

Great MP3 Podcasts via Mike Wilhelm

Hear The People ~

Sympathy For The Devil ~

When You Got A Good Friend ~

Notes from ~@~

On the Bus, Carolyn Mountain Girl Garcia from vimeo

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

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.

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.

Blue flowers and a Pink flamingo, Flying Snail Ranch's garden
Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

Sacred Clowns

The Heyókȟa symbolize and portray many aspects of the sacred, the Wakȟáŋ. Their satire presents important questions by fooling around. They ask difficult questions, and say things others are too afraid to say. By reading between the lines, the audience is able to think about things not usually thought about, or to look at things in a different way.

Principally, the Heyókȟa functions both as a mirror and a teacher, using extreme behaviors to mirror others, thereby forcing them to examine their own doubts, fears, hatreds, and weaknesses. Heyókȟas also have the power to heal emotional pain; such power comes from the experience of shame--they sing of shameful events in their lives, beg for food, and live as clowns. They provoke laughter in distressing situations of despair and provoke fear and chaos when people feel complacent and overly secure, to keep them from taking themselves too seriously or believing they are more powerful than they are.

In addition, sacred clowns serve an important role in shaping tribal codes. Heyókȟa's don't seem to care about taboos, rules, regulations, social norms, or boundaries. Paradoxically, however, it is by violating these norms and taboos that they help to define the accepted boundaries, rules, and societal guidelines for ethical and moral behavior. This is because they are the only ones who can ask "Why?" about sensitive topics and employ satire to question the specialists and carriers of sacred knowledge or those in positions of power and authority. In doing so, they demonstrate concretely the theories of balance and imbalance. Their role is to penetrate deception, turn over rocks, and create a deeper awareness. From Word Worlds, Where simplifying complexity becomes art.

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

Curtis Spangler & Wavy Gravy, Nobody for President San Francisco Rally, October 12, 1976 - Photograph: James Stark
Curtis Spangler & Wavy Gravy, Nobody for President Rally, 197610.12 ~ Photo: James Stark

American Dream, George Carlin from Ishtar [Not Work Safe] Audio Alternative from Felly

Nobody should have that much power
Nobody for President 2020 = 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 ~ Message 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!

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