Thursday, November 29, 2007

Declaration of War: Take Back America

Wednesday morning early the power company came out and turned off her electricity. She was not expecting it; the bill was a little late but she had called. She had decided that the money that had come in would have to be used to pay the mortgage this time.

She is Paula T., a mortgage broker and the owner of three businesses in South Florida. Two months ago the IRS hit her with an audit; her bookkeeper told her that there has been an unrelenting wave of such 'audits,' all seem to be aimed at sucking out even more money. Paula does not know how to deal with that. Yet. But Paula is no quitter.

Three years ago Paula was planning trips to Italy; today she has to tell her three high school aged kids that none of the things she hoped to provide for them are probably going to be possible. They are now out looking for jobs that will bring in money that will be used to put food on the table. Forward thinking, Paula is now putting in a home garden so at least there will be food in a couple of months – if she can keep the house. At least, she said, the plants will have the sun. That will not drive up her electric bill.

This is the reality today across the country. The middle class is vanishing into the abyss of immediate need that once marked those in poverty. The upper class is also tightening their belts – unless they are in that most exclusive of clubs, the Club Greed.

Your mortgage and the home it pays to keep the rain off your head is one of the grids that the CorporaState has designed to pump your wealth into its own pockets. If you understand the reality of fractional reserve banking and how the banks really operate you know that while Americans were forced by the Act of Congress to accept responsibility for the currency issued by a private corporation, the Federal Reserve Bank of Club Greed, our elected representatives have no control over what takes place.

While it was possible most of us assumed that the banks were honest and that they were doing their job. Now every day more people have stopped believing that comfortable fiction and the question of what we can do as individuals to hold on to our lives and hard earned money – and our homes – is becoming more compelling and frightening.

What are you going to do when they come to turn off your electricity?

What do you do when you lost your phone service?

What do you tell your kids when you can't afford to put food on the table?

What do you say when you get the notice they are foreclosing on your home?

These are the real problems that will be confronting middle class Americans because the giant sucking sound you hear, if you listen to the ads for refinancing, easy credit, and quick money. are really done to distract you from the crooks who snuck in the back door to steal you blind. Those are the Grid Corporations, your auto company, your electric company, the Oil Companies, Big Med and Big Pharma, and Big Food. They and Big Government, so closely associated they have merged into one identity, are the problem we face today. Last night there was a debate on CNN for the Republican candidates.

Here is what happened.

“Although this was a camera filled exchange for Paul, it clearly seemed that questions were steered away from Paul during the entire debate and that both video questions which were directed to Paul from YouTube users both contained spoon-fed derogatory questions about conspiracy theories and whether he would run as a independent, because he clearly wasn’t going to win the primary.

According to the New York Times, two planes were circling overhead, one flying a Ron Paul banner, another with lights spelling out his name. A ship to support Ron Paul circled in the bay just outside the hall and just beyond the security fences erected around The Mahaffey Theater, Mr. Paul’s loyal supporters waited and cheered with shirts and stickers and other assorted Paul gear.

CNN treating Ron Paul as a minor candidate, moving the camera from his as much as possible, and limiting his role at the debate easily comes into question.

Paul pointed out that he had 5,000 people of all races turned out for his rally outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia.

Noticeably agitated Paul stated “Did you know that our campaign raised over 4 million dollars – in one day”?

Ron Paul also said “We are taxed to blow up the bridges overseas, taxed to rebuild those bridges and our bridges are falling down. This country is sick and tired of what they are getting. We are in the middle of a revolution and I’m happy to be part of it.”

The Paul Campaign is awakening Americans, not to him as a savior, but to their own power and to what is happening today. That is why the Corporate Media cannot afford to let him be heard.

Awakened, Americans will enact change and realize the truth.

China is a Communist country. 98% of Chinese live without mortgages. They own their homes.

In most of the world no one comes in and turns off your electricity when you cannot afford to pay. The electric company will not care if you freeze to death; if your aged grandfather, a hero who won honors during WWII will die because you cannot keep his insulin cold and his oxygen machine on. They will shrug.

Americans are coming to realize that war is being made on them. It is a quiet war waged on each of us economically in our own homes and through out jobs, through the educational system, and through every institution we thought we could trust.

In war it becomes you duty to strike back. This war demands we cut off the grid corporations, rebuilding America from the individual and community into a network sustained by cooperation, consent, and transparency for all.

Therefore what you do about your electricity matters. Getting off the grid strikes a blow for freedom. Today you are being contacted by companies that offer you lower rates – if you stay on the power grid. Instead, get off the grid.

The technique used here will sound similar to the way the phone companies have been enticing you to stay on their comm grid even as Kevin Martin, the head of the FCC holds secret meetings to sell off the airways that were to be held in trust for for us? You can mesh yourself off that grid, too.

Do you know they are at the same time, using parallel rationalizations, selling off the air you breath, the water you drink and the DNA that makes up your body?

Get off all the grids. This is not the vision our founders had for America. What we see today is a fascist state biggest than anyone could have imagined possible.

There are solutions, and those solutions take us back to the foundational values that forged the vision that is America. Because America is not our government and not land or even the people. It is a destination on the horizon that beckons us to find connection with each other through myriad acts of good will.

There are solutions to each of these problems because while they were busy picking our pockets the world was changing. The promise of connection is being fulfilled; transparency in all things is a precondition to the connections now becoming obvious. America will not only survive, it will become the model that will remake the world.

Get started.

Paula T. will be on Off the Grids, formerly the Spiritual Politician, this Friday at 5pm Pacific Time at, hosted my Melinda Pillsbury-Foster

Friday, November 23, 2007

Hillary, Ron Paul, and the End of Fascism

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A Letter to Dear Abby

Dear Abby:

My husband is a liar and a cheat. He has cheated on me from the beginning, and when I confront him, he denies everything. What's worse, everyone knows he cheats on me. It is so humiliating.

Also, since he lost his job five years ago he hasn't even looked for a new one. All he does is buy cigars and cruise around and jokes with his pals, while I have to work to pay the bills.

Since our daughter went away to college he doesn't even pretend to like me and hints that I am a lesbian. What should I do?


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Dear Clueless:

Grow up and dump him. For Pete's sake, you don't need him anymore. You're a United States Senator from New York. ACT LIKE IT!


All of these guys would be funny if so many of us did not actually take them seriously. We need to stop doing that right away.

The Democratic Party put on its first debate in Iowa the other day. A few of their candidates said they would get us out of Iraq. Can you believe them? No. When you look at their records that is clear. Lying With Aplomb 101 is a required course for attorneys and politicians. The war in Iraq is a permanent part of the business plan for Big Oil. This administration and any of the corporate candidates now in try outs will keep us there. You do not build embassies the size of Disneyland if you do not plan to keep using them.

None of the corporate candidates, Dem. Or Rep., have the kind of record on that issue Republican Ron Paul has except Kucinich, who is a very nice guy. But Dennis also says he believes in flying saucers. That worries many people though it would be more worrisome if he believed anything Hillary says.

Hillary has been attacked because she is a woman and that is unfair and I resent it. I am a woman myself. Hear me roar.

Instead she should be attacked because she is a life long employee of the corporations, along with Bill. Also because her life long ambition is to have twice as much money and power as John D. Rockefeller with half the ethical qualms he demonstrated during his career. Rockefeller would probably been struck with awe over the kind of stealing Hillary routinely carries out, smiling as she inserts the knife elegantly in the back of such individuals as Peter Paul, the Hollywood Mogul who she mangled in 2000. That case is now forcing its way to court.

That should scare you; Rockefeller and most of his descendants show all of the simple decency and honesty we associate with Bluebeard or Attila the Hun, with slightly improved personal hygiene.

For THAT she should be attacked. For staying married to Bill perhaps we should send certificates for therapy and sympathy cards to Chelsea, who is evidently a very nice young woman and not embarrassingly slutty like the Bush girls.

None of these people, with the exceptions of Paul on the Republican side and Kucinich and Gravel on the Democratic side, should be trusted with your piggy bank because the piggy bank would either be emptied or disappear entirely. These people steal so readily they don't even think of it as stealing. They are nothing if not consistent and the most cursory examination of the source of their donations tells you who will benefit from their election to office. This whole process has been formalized as 'bundling' which means, “the practice through which multiple individual contributions from a single industry or interest group are delivered to a candidate over a relatively short period of time.” It used to be bundling was about courting but I suppose this really is a form of courting, isn't it?

Ron Paul has committed himself to restoring Constitutional integrity. Him, you can believe he does not run around bundling. If he is elected, and survives to hold office, he will do just that, restore integrity. Surviving the reaction of the International Banks, GridBanks, and the GridCorps, those invested in those profitable enterprises, is a separate question. Let's hope that he has better security that those running his traditional campaign are likely to arrange.

The people running the Ron Paul campaign come with a curious lineage. The lines of connection run back to the infamous and now well exposed Cato Institute. In case you had not yet broken through the disinformation campaign paid for by Koch Industries, Cato was created to mainstream into the minds of Americans curious alterations of words and concepts. In this way came about the conversion of the word, privatization, coined by Robert Poole of Reason Magazine into its real functional meaning today, of corporatization. Poole, an engineer by training, has made no comment on this but retired to play with his model trains in Florida.

Milton Friedman, who displaced Murray Rothbard in the eyes of the world as a free market guru, helped enable this take over through the esoteria of 'Chicago School' economics after Murray's ejection from the founding board of Cato Institute in 1981. Murray had not realized he was supposed to be window dressing, well paid window dressing. For Murray facts and principles came first.

All of this would be ancient history and forgotten if not for the ongoing effort to convert the political process into stage dressing for the continuing conversion of Americans and their institutions into assets of the International Banks or GridBanks, and their partners, the GridCorps. (see definitions at the end of this article to make sure we are on the same page.) Ron Paul is the monkey wrench in their well oiled machine. Notice how firmly those listed below ignore Paul.

Somewhere along the way they got cocky and stupid and now that is catching up with them. They, like the Emperor, have no clothes; now we can see it and it is not an appetizing sight.

Sometimes even your sharpest critics can be embarrassed by your stupidity.

That was my most most visceral reaction as I reviewed the website for the “Defending the American Dream Summit” held in Washington D. C. at the upscale Mayflower Hotel over two days, October 4th and 5th; . It left nothing to the imagination, not even whose dream they were defending. That would be their own very personal wet dreams of prosperity realized by draining the blood from everyone else.

They don't understand how obvious they are. Speakers were drawn from the employees of the cookie cutter organizations and reliable NeoPundits. But even as I was still cringing I realized that opportunity was pounded on the door, providing the means to make a few small points.

An amazing number of the individuals and organizations represented at the Summit were born in the cookie cutter factory of what many of us have come to think of as the Howie Cogworks of the Crane Machine. Howie is Howie Rich, the clever Objectivist who dumped his first wife and managed to grab all the goodies in the divorce by asking her for an open marriage and then setting a snoop on her. Howie was already boinking his present wife, Andrea Millen Rich, who came from far back in the hills of Tennessee where all kinds of interesting boinking goes on.

The Crane Machine refers to Edward H. Crane, III, the ambitious financial advisor who my source in that industry said he did not consider trustworthy back in the 70s before Crane went political. Crane went on to found Cato Institute with David Koch, Second Brother for Koch Industries. Brother William has been quoted as saying they are no better than gangsters.

The Summit event was the spamchild of two separate factions of the NeoCon Movement and defines the place where Libertarianism meets Strauss. Evidently, some people have not yet gotten the word “Americans for Prosperity,” is yet another cookie cutter retread for that group that has congealed around the aging adherents to Cato Institute and the Howie Rich Cog organizations. Those organizations, including Club for Growth (of their personal bank accounts) reproduced endlessly from U. S. Term Limits and Americans for Limited Government.

It would boggle your mind to know how many of these cookie cutter organizations they have spawned. See the thorough outing given to them by Hart Williams. Hart did the work but did not get the credit. Life is like that. Hart's Crusade continues with articles coming out several times a day on occasion. He isn't obsessive, just determined to out them.

The Cato-Howie partner in this crime against common sense is American Solutions, yet another organization whelped by Newt Gingrich intended to suck in the ideas of innovative Americans to be homogenized into Newt Talk. Their common lynch pin is John Fund, who has an interesting history himself. Fund himself was outed by Justin Raimondo at in 2006. This article fleshes out that story.

The 'strategy' they and their associate, Newt Gingrich, follows has been distorting American politics since that strategy was adopted by the Progressives in 1892. That strategy bears a curious resemblance to that of Leo Strauss. That 'philosophy' holds that it is perfectly appropriate to lie, cheat, and steal your way to power if you are destined to rule. A curiously convenient train of thought for those of an avaricious nature.

Lies come in many kinds. Those include the use of rhetoric completely detached from its real meaning. That larding was thick on the air at this NeoCon love fest.

Those attending ooze words like, 'freedom,' 'free enterprise,' “the sanctity of family,' and 'American Values.' They evoke the name of Ronald Reagan with nearly every sentence.

Please note that Ronald Reagan was never a Conservative. He was truly warm, human and charismatic. But no Conservative. He was himself an early NeoCon hire by Big Oil who then ruled from the Rockefeller end of the Republican Party. This was pointed out by the REAL very Conservative people who got him the nomination for governor in California in 1966, United Republicans of California. At first they were stunned when, ignoring his promises to lower taxes and shrink government (does that sound familiar?) he instead federalized California.

The group, now headed by Connie Ruffley and Marion Hurley, who was active at the time, went on to track his performance and issue a resolution at their 1975 Convention in Santa Maria, CA, urging that no one support Ronnie for either President or Vice President. Obviously, no one paid the slightest attention. The three pages of documentation in 8 point type takes some time to read. The bottom line: Ronnie was not a Conservative; his ideas politically were liberal. His motivation for moving into politics was most probably based on the fact his gig on TV was coming to an end.

Finding this out was painful for a lot of us – but better the truth than continuing into Big Oil Fantasyland. Now you know. If you doubt, call UROC. They are still in existence and endorsed Ron Paul for President. If you still doubt consider Reagan's record as president. If you admired him it makes you want to cry.

Attendees at the Howie Cog Summit were expected to be enthusiastic about the prospect of a White House Briefing, scheduled right at the beginning of the event That crowd was to depart from Mayflower Lobby at 12:30 pm on Thursday, October 4th. Obviously, bolstering up George Bush must be done at every opportunity.

Hard to imagine an American excited by meeting the occupant of the White House today, but the people of the Howie-Crane-Newt World live in different reality all the time. Of course, given the difficulty of finding audiences who will not boo or demonstrate the Briefing could have been subsidized by Halliburton.

There is a long and dishonorable linkage between the Straussians and the NeoLibertarians; they both spin lies and science fiction into packages intended to attract the credulous and so generate donations, either to political campaigns or not-for-profits that are about nothing but profiting on disinformation, I call those Spamchildren. But Newt has to hustle a little more energetically because he does not have his very own personal billionaire, Charles or David Koch. He had long run with the Contract On America Con but all good things must end, even for third rate science fiction writers.

Why do I say, 'largess?' They had to pay to get their audience.

Early registration was only $49 and $29 for students, and included breakfast, lunch, and a special "Tribute to Ronald Reagan" dinner.

While registration was closed elsewhere on the web I learned that there was a special package offered including transportation, hotel and registration for only $199! Wow. And at the Mayflower Hotel, for your information, a quality room for one night costs 459.00(USD) per night. Sounds to me like David Koch was underwriting the event so they could get enough people in to look like a real conference. They did the same with Ed Crane when Koch ran as vice-president in 1980. Alternative 80, the event held in Los Angeles to much fan fare, lost a quarter of a million dollars. It had been billed as a fundraiser. Brother Charles was quite annoyed, complaining to Crane that, “David had spent capital, not just interest!” I listened with rapt attention to that rant in the elevator that day after the event. Perhaps I should have sent a sympathy note.

The price does make you wonder how many of those attending the Summit stayed to any event that did not include food.

This is why you will not see any of these people saying a word about Ron Paul. Ron is, in effect, the garlic that wards off the werewolves of greed and acts as the stake through the heart of Count Dracula of Deceit. An honest man with no pretenses is hard to hit with lies.

But if he is elected Ron Paul will oversee an administration that will make history. In that four year period America will produce an automobile that can get 400 miles a gallon. In that same four years 60% of Americans will get off the electrical grid, producing their own electricity, DC, for less than $100.00 a year in fuel. At the end of his first term the FED will be dead. Americans will again own their own souls.

To get there we need honest elections. Accomplishing that can be done with a coalition between the honest parts of the Right and Left if they come together to force paper ballots, election of those counting the votes as the precinct level, and transparent, open tallies on line, with all of us watching the totals.

If we do that we can, perhaps, also ensure that the GridBanks do not do to China what they are now doing to us. Now THAT would be bad for everyone's security.

So, Hillary may be scary but sometimes the most important need to closer to home.

Organize Locally, Get off the Grids. Build Coalition.

The Little Dictionary for Grid Freedom

Corporatization – the real agenda behind the process described as privatization.

GridBanks – The Big Banks that print their own money so they can pass on those counterfeit funds for our blood, sweat and tears.

GridCorps – The corporations who depend on government to keep us locked in place to be bled dry.

NeoLibertarians – People who ooze the rhetoric of freedom for the purpose to deceiving for their own profit. Example: Edward H. Crane, III.

NeoPundits – Political pundits placed and paid by the NeoCons to insert disinformation. Example: John Fund.

Spamchild – An online organization intended to divert attention from what is really happening by creating the perception that people actually agree with that viewpoint. Or to divert efforts at reform by preventing reform from happening. Examples: Fair Tax and The Liberty Committee.

Privatization – A formerly respectable idea that originated with Dr. Robert Poole of Reason Foundation that was stolen and genetically to become converting publicly held assets into the property of corporations. Example: The sale of the airways by Kevin Martin of the FCC

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The Digital War for Freedom – has it begun for you?

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Blackstone Group, the giant vacuum cleaner of a limited partnership which was constructed to suck the last bits of capital out of Americans, is now tanking. Goodness knows, it has done its job. On November 13th the New York Times blandly reported that, “ Blackstone’s financial disclosures are more complex than most. Under generally accepted accounting principles, it reported a net loss of $113.2 million for the three months that ended Sept. 30, or 44 cents a common unit. In the period a year earlier, it earned $372.5 million in net income;” at the same time Americans have watched the mortgage market turn upside down, with foreclosures doubling from last year and continuing sharply upwards.

Don't expect a turn around. It is not happening; it is not going to happen within the frame of our present government.

I wrote an article last summer urging Americans to get out of debt. Investing in your own solvency was and is the best place to put your money. After that invest in canned goods and things you can reliably trade or aim.

The credit issue minimized by FED Czar Ben Bernanke really signals the slow fall from great heights of the US dollar as the world trembles; markets are reacting to the shock waves that have not yet hit, but that crash on the rocks of reality will hit all of us.

You have to wonder why Bernanke took the job; certainly Greenspan is working hard to build some deniability. It is also rumored that two high level executives from Blackstone are edging towards the exit. After they are past the door they can cash out their stock.

The stock market, as experienced by the past four generations, was nothing more than the roulette table with us chumps tossing in the chips. The mortgage market, credit, securities, each of these and the FED that enabled the ongoing Ponzi scheme are now winding down to their last moments, leeching out the remnants of our faith. The Greedy are bug-eyed with how hard they are sucking. You can almost hear it if you listen. Many doubtless have ranches in Paraguay, as does Bush.

And now for the good news.

The CorporaState folks, those people of greed who lived through the lies, bullying, and violence visited on us through the institutions we financed and trusted, know perfectly well that the game is up. They had hoped their program for centralized control would be much further advanced by today; the militarization of the police would be solid; that we would all be chipped with real IDs and that the North American Union would be an established fact.

It didn't happen but it was a close thing. Future historians will be shifting through the reasons for that in a generation – after we finish the revolution. After the indictments. After the guilty are turned upside down, their ill-gotten gains shaken out so they can be left whimpering and naked on the street.

The realization of the real 'game' is now dawning on more Americans every day as the truth about the FED and the conversion of America's institutions of governance into shackles delivering us up to those pathetic 'masters of the mind' are exposed like the Wizard of Oz when Toto pulls back the curtain.

Many well intended people are, as I write, working on their grant applications in the misguided belief that those with the stolen money will continue the sedating dole that kept the cadre of professional do-gooders happily fed over the last several decades. But that is the past. Grants, like our credit, have dried up. Those in think tanks, dependent on your 401Ks, take note.

We are now on the reality page. There is a lot to be done, but when we are finished the world will be very different.

We have health issues that present what seems to be an insurmountable problem because of the entitlements created through the present system. That is mostly illusion. When communities come together good things happen.

Even the problem of military and veterans now suffering from the effects of DU does not have to end lives. Veterans have it in their power to enact change – and many of us are there to help them do just that. Veterans with DU poisoning can get health and live normal lives. Go to The Earth Project for a protocol that has worked; email to get in touch with other vets who can talk you though the process, if you want. If you start coming down with the flu or other nasty bug visit the same page for Dr. Jarvis' Folk Medicine . Dr. Jarvis's book is up online. This has worked with people and cattle in New England for generations. The solutions are out there. It is not rocket science.

Reestablishing our health is not expensive but it does require changing our practices and habits. You do not have to be locked into fear. You can handle it yourself, as many have already done.

The rise in medical interventions originates from the gleam of greed in the eye of the practitioner and the use of such insane interventions as pesticides. Pesticides are the products of war repackaged for the profit of no one but corporations. You can get off pesticides. Go here for the answers you need.

There are solutions to every problem that take us off every grid. Start a garden and grow local, find or start a co-op. That food is safer and healthier.

We have energy issues. Through the electric grid and through transportation we are locked into petroleum. They want us to stay there until they figure out how to charge us for something else. If they could put sunlight in the gas tank we would have solar power.

Changing the infrastructure seems impossible right now. It isn't. In just a few months you can be off the electric grid and off the oil grid. Let them find honest jobs and reserve oil usage for plastics.

The solution is not more different kinds of grids; batteries that die and are dumped do not solve the problem but the solution exists, just beyond our vision. The means for making energy free and entirely off the grid is in the offing because the principles of thermodynamics makes multiple approaches accessible; the reason they made sure kids no longer got Mr. Wizard Chemistry and Science sets was to stave off the horrible day when we understood those principles.

You can do it yourself – solar and other technologies are now affordable if you look around. But soon you will also be able to buy do-it-yourself kits that make it possible to call the electric company and tell them to take the meter off your house. Also look for the affordable car that (this is only the first step) gets 175 miles a gallon. Coming soon.

Getting off the government grid is also an issue.

To do that support Ron Paul for President, Kucinich for Vice President. All of the other candidates are in tryouts for the position of lead PR agent for the grid corporations. Paul will roll back the Federal government so we can fit it in the phone booth. They have used lies and fear to divide us. Now, we will come together.

Make sure that the sheriff in your county is prepared to order the Feds out; he or she is obligated to do so when those slimy takers violate the Constitution. The Feds do that with nearly every breath they take, so this should happen soon. Contact Sheriff Richard Mack, the first sheriff to file against the Brady Bill, about what you can do to change direction locally. You can contact him at

Public schools exist to produce cogs for corporate machines. That is why kids graduate without knowing how to balance a check book or being able to think for themselves. Start homeschooling your kids. Do you love your children? Are you raising them to be cogs? You know the answer to that question.

The other major grid is your mortgage and your credit cards. That grid also has an exit. The case of First National Bank of Montgomery vs. Jerome Daly sent shock waves – through the grid corporations and into the FED. The case determined in 1968 resulted in the murder of the presiding judge a few months later but established the principle that the FED works its wiles illegally. The judgment rendered read:


1.That the Plaintiff is not entitled to recover the possession of Lot 19, Fairview Beach, Scott County, Minnesota according to the Plat thereof on file in the Register of Deeds office.

2.That because of failure of a lawful consideration the Note and Mortgage dated May 8, 1964 are null and void.

3.That the Sheriff’s sale of the above described premises held on June 26, 1967 is null and void, of no effect.

4.That the Plaintiff has no right title or interest in said premises or lien thereon as is above described.

5.That any provision in the Minnesota Constitution and any Minnesota Statute binding the jurisdiction of this Court is repugnant to the Constitution of the United States and to the Bill of Rights of the Minnesota Constitution and is null and void and that this Court has jurisdiction to render complete Justice in this Cause.

The following memorandum and any supplementary memorandum made and filed by this Court in support of this Judgment is hereby made a part hereof by reference.


Dated December 9, 1968”

Honest judges are few; we need to take back the courts, too.

Credit cards pose the same problem. The 'money' of the institutions is all bogus and therefore should not be honored in any way. Start a local credit union; let it stand on the good faith and integrity of your own community.

The Federal Reserve is a very private corporation that was imposed on America by the same people, in later generations, that continue to fleece us today. Fraud, under color of law, is a felony; when the felons have seized the courts then the people need to innovate.

Ask yourself, do you feel like being free? America was founded on the principles of individual rights, freedom, government at the most local level carried out through persuasion and consent. That is still the vision and the visions for which we live and die become true.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Poisoning the Earth for Profit – DDT, a vaccine for mosquitoes?

“You wouldn't spray your child's head with an aerosol can of roach spray because they had head lice. But you might as well if you use those bottles of stuff you get from the drug store.” That was the comment by Steven Tvedten, President of PEST, Prevent Environmental Suicide Today during the course of our interview. Any parent would agree. In fact, my stomach turned over at the very idea. Over the counter lice treatments are two to three times more powerful and toxic than roach spray.

A sobering thought.

Tvedten went on to state that the pesticides now in use across the world came out of corporations who were looking for new applications of their 'products' that had been used, as was DDT, for delicing soldiers during WWII and as weapons of death. The corporations who popularized the substance known as DDT, or Dichloro-Diphenyl-Trichloroethane , have claimed credit for saving millions of lives that otherwise would have been lost to malaria. But such credits fail to account for the far slower deaths from diseases such as cancer, which is widely believed to rise in people who have been subjected to the use of DDT. Studies support that belief, with breast cancer in young women named as one type caused by the use of DDT.

The change in economy that follows the cessation of war hostilities doubtless left many looking for new sources of income. You can use a bomb casing as a planter – but what do you do with poisons when the market has dried up? The solution for corporations was pesticides, fertilizers, and sugar substitutes. Think about that the next time you put it in your tea.

The problem, according to Tvedten, is flawed theory along with an overarching hunger for profits on the part of corporations that are not inclined to look farther than their next stock payer meeting.

The flawed theory is obvious when pointed out. The body, human or other entity, including mosquito, either acquires a resistance or dies when subjected to a poison. That is how vaccines work, giving the body enough exposure to build up resistance.

Friedrich Nietzsche did not have that in mind when he wrote, “What does not kill me makes me stronger,” but it is equally true of Man and Mosquito.

We are all now facing the stark reality that antibiotics used against new strains of disease leave us newly vulnerable to diseases we thought were conquered for all time. Patients are now routinely cautioned not to overuse these remedies. Doing so was a mistake on the part of the medical establishment that transferred those costs into the future, breeding complacence when there should have been increased awareness of the limits nature imposes.

There is a clear connection between the world of nature in the microscopic and that of the insects who carry out their own functions in nature that are also essential. All things must balance.

Termites convert wood into particles that become the mulch that enriches the soil. Maggots consume the dead, taking them back into the continuing cycle of life.

And so it goes; True for us and for the mosquito.

The fact is that, as pointed out in the Wikipedia, “Although the publication of Silent Spring undoubtedly influenced the U.S. ban on DDT in 1972, the reduced usage of DDT in malaria eradication began the decade before because of the emergence of DDT-resistant mosquitoes.” We have known that for a long time. Companies producing DDT are hoping we forgot.

That fact, placed in context, changes the picture dramatically.

Tvedten explained how he first became aware of the way this works when he was still in his twenties, starting to spray the six acre pond on his farm with DDT. That was the 60s and the awareness that would be spawned by the environmental movement was still in the future. Each year the mosquitoes that assailed his guests when he entertained in the evening got worse. He found himself spraying massive amounts of DDT several times a night.

Then he sat back and started thinking about the problem with his Sun T'zu perspective. Sun T'zu wrote, “The Art of War,” one of the essential texts on military strategy around 544 BC – 496 BC. Studying the text and considering the matter from the mosquito's perspective Tvedten realized that there were no longer any dragonflies darting over the pond. DDT hit them also, destroying the natural predators that had kept the pesky mosquitoes at bay. So he bought some dragonflies and released them into the area around the water. It worked.

Every year, as soon as the dragonflies hatch the mosquitoes disappear. That was the beginning of many changes on his farm and in his work as a pest control professional.

Today Steve heads of the Institute of Pest Management, which has notable toxicologists, doctors, lawyers and professional people on its Board of Directors. The problems with DDT and other pesticides that cause many of the diseases that now afflict Americans have become epidemic. That, concerned professionals and lay people agree, must change.

And one of the first things that needs to change is our awareness of the corporate manipulation that ignores long term costs so that present profits can be realized, and does so by inserting disinformation campaigns into information sources we thought we could trust.

Over the last two years every scientific publication in the world along with such mainstream publications such as National Geographic have run articles intended to force acceptance of the renewed widespread use of DDT, beginning in Africa. In its August 6th and and July 2007th issues the magazine that began its existence on the largess of Alexander Graham Bell, ran articles promoting DDT as essential, using scare tactics that are obvious and based on lies.

Using purple prose worthy of the author of any bodice ripping writer, the article from July announced, “This year malaria will strike up to a half billion people. At least a million will die, most of them under age five, the vast majority living in Africa. That's more than twice the annual toll a generation ago.

The outcry over this epidemic, until recently, has been muted. Malaria is a plague of the poor, easy to overlook. The most unfortunate fact about malaria, some researchers believe, is that prosperous nations got rid of it. In the meantime, several distinctly unprosperous regions have reached the brink of total malarial collapse, virtually ruled by swarms of buzzing, flying syringes.”

Those of us who live in prosperity, for instance in the US, are supposed to direct our anger against Rachael Carson and her posterity for allowing this to happen because DDT is no longer in use.

Asked about the relevance and truth of the articles that appeared in National Geographic, Roland C. Clement, biologist for the Audubon during the 1950s, whose work on the problem of DDT preceded and followed that of Rachael Carson, said about his own experiences with DDT then, “DDT was being used whole sale for disease control in the 50s. This called our (Audubon Society) attention to the problem because it was killing enormous numbers of birds. As National Audubon biologist it was my job to find out what scientists were learning about the problem. That was about the time Rachael Carson began her research.

Birds were dying wholesale; it was like the canary in the mine, if you see what I mean. I remember that Illinois Research Center discovered that DDT applied to Elms and picked up by robins in the spring of the year would kill birds that ate 7 – 8 earth worms that autumn. It accumulated in their systems, which is has continued to do, of course, where it is used. It is what we call a persistent chemical, remaining in the environment for decades. Now we understand the impact on the whole food chain that concentrates it.”

Clemens is now retired and immediately referred me to the present issue of Science Magazine. Science Magazine is a different kind of publication from the photo-oriented popular media National Geographic. It's About Us page says, “Founded in 1880 on $10,000 of seed money from the American inventor Thomas Edison, Science has grown to become the world's leading outlet for scientific news, commentary, and cutting-edge research, with the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general-science journal. Through its print and online incarnations, Science reaches an estimated worldwide readership of more than one million. In content, too, the journal is truly international in scope; some 35 to 40 percent of the corresponding authors on its papers are based outside the United States. Its articles consistently rank among world's most cited research.”

Clemens commented that netting for sleep and avoidance along with eliminating breeding grounds were the suggestion he approved.

Two other articles in Science caught my interest, both published this year. The first, by Jocelyn Kaiser, titled prosaically, “Canadian Study Reveals New Class of Potential POPs,” suggested that, “regulators and countries concerned about persistent organic pollutants POPs) may have been missing an entire class of these potentially hazardous chemicals.”

The second, by Tony Koslow, on the ecologies at the deepest part of the oceans, described, “how and what we have learned of abyssal organisms and ecologies as well as the threats human activities pose to this ecosystem.”

The impact of DDT on humans, on the food chain on which humanity relies, and on the interlinking ecosystems are far better understood today and that understanding is rapidly deepening as studies from around the world become available.

Although America agreed over thirty years ago to stop producing DDT it still remains cheap to produce and highly profitable to sell. Today, the residue of DDT is building up in the milk of nursing mothers and in the food we import; although DDT is not used here it is used elsewhere and America is a nation that now buys its food from more places than we might imagine.

Steve Tvedten, who has for years served as an expert witness in cases litigated on the subject, said that, “Chloradane DDE, contains high levels of DDT as an inert ingredient.” Having examined the evidence from many such cases Tvedten said that he had came to that conclusion from those many blood tests he studied during the course of this work. Tvedten commented that 'inert ingredients' need not be named when added to pesticides, so there is no way the consumer can know what is actually in the pesticide he is buying.

Chloradane, another dioxin that includes DDT and replaced DDT for use in the US, was outlawed in 1982. Tvedten was one of the activists who stopped the use of Chloradane. In his book the following appears, “The term dioxin encompasses a family of 219 different toxic chemicals. Some dioxin is 480,000 times more potent than DDT. Gravel roads were sprayed routinely with oil
contaminated with dioxin, but no one wants to admit there is any health problem. Dioxin probably is mutagenic; it has a high degree of reproductive toxicity; it reduces fertility; it is teratogenic, fetotoxic and cumulative. Dioxin has been linked to blood diseases, cardiovascular failure, miscarriages and various forms of cancer! EPA is concerned that an impurity structurally related to TCDD, the most toxic chemical known, may form during the manufacture of chlorpyrifos (Dursban). TCDD is extremely stable; this molecule bears four chlorine atoms, each bonded to an outer corner. In human tissue, TCDD’s half-life is at least 7 years! Exposure to dioxin at levels 100 times lower than the levels associated with cancer has been linked to severe reproductive and developmental effects. EPA originally considered any level of exposure to dioxin created a risk of cancer, but with all the tons of dioxin contamination in Michigan, Missouri, Arkansas, etc. there is a push from industry to detoxify dioxin. and call it safe. Even at a few parts per trillion, dioxin is capable of profoundly altering biological processes! Dioxin can now be found in every man, woman and child in the U. S., and according to the EPA we are almost “full”! This one fact proves the world’s health apparatus has failed!

At the close of our interview I asked Steve Tvedten about his thoughts on DDT and the way the environmental movement has been characterized and he had this to say.

“There was a time when I loved to go out and smell the earth; you could smell the life it it. That has changed. Today food is really grown hydroponically. The soil holds it up but no longer nourishes it. That means that we are also dying, slowly, of malnutrition. The people who would do this to children, to all of us, have no souls. I have looked into their eyes and seen that.”

Tvedten's book on natural alternatives to pesticides, “The Best Control 2 – Encyclopedia of Integrated Pest Management,” is available free on line. Anyone can use the information. Steve is also available if you don't find the answers you need there.

Steve Tvedten was a pest control professional whose company used pesticides until his father and son died of cancer. Steve himself realized the deterioration of his own health originated from pesticides. He found an alternative practitioner who helped him cleanse his system, gave away his business, and found the solutions that do not kill.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Natural solutions to pests, ants, lice and Bush

Stop polluting the planet with Pesticides NOW. The answers are easy and available.

What happens when an ordinary guy realized that the business that puts food on the table is killing people? Some people just stay the course; change is difficult for all of us. We have all seen that happen, especially today.

Sometimes the individual confronts the truth and walks away, ignoring the past, to restart their life. We have seen that, too.

Sometimes the individual becomes a whistle blower, making a living by exposing what they and others have done. That also happens and we have seen careers start in just that way.

And sometimes, even more rarely, an individual will confront that truth and decide that they need to take responsibility for changing things.

That is Steve Tvedten. Steve was a prosperous producer of pesticides when he realized that what he was selling was killing people. Those people included his uncle and unborn son.

Steve looked into his own heart and sold the company. He also changed the mission and focus of his entire life.

Tvedten worked tirelessly to ban Chlordane and wrote several books including The Bug Stops Here, The Best Control and the Best Control II and has developed (self-help) Professionally Guided Pest Control programs to safely and permanently control and/or eliminate pests: roaches, fleas, all wood destroying organisms (decay fungi and insects), rodent and miscellaneous pests.

For Steve it is not about blame but about solving the problem. Steve also helps people who contact him who need other solutions to the problems of pests.

Steve now is the President of PEST (Prevent Environmental Suicide Today), which is an environmental group. Steve also heads of the Institute of Pest Management, which has notable toxicologists, doctors, lawyers and professional people on its Board of Directors.

Pesticides are one component of the ongoing attempt by petroleum companies to find ever more ways to dispose of their stock in trade, so the idea of a free alternative opens Steve up to their unkind attentions and manipulations, something of which he is very aware. But he does not let that stop him.

Steve, like so many other Americans, believed that what he thought was Earth Day, the event in April each year, is actually Oil Day, still supported by petroleum companies who hijacked the original Earth Day, which still takes place on the Spring Equinox every year, the moment falling around March 21 – 22. The real Earth Day is still celebrated by ringing the Peace Bell at the United Nations every year. The faux Earth Day, also called Oil Day by those who understand, is still funded and used for continued misdirection by the oil companies.

The entire environmental movement has been redirected into irrelevancies in the past. Now Steve and others, who are moving towards a new, focused and accessible movement, are getting serious about solutions for ordinary people that work.

Mr. Tvedten provided to the world, an 86-page book on the use of safe alternatives to pesticides titled The Bug Stops Here that can be downloaded free at Doing what needs to be done takes all of his time.

Hear Steve Tvedten on the Spiritual Politician this Friday on at 4pm Pacific Time, hosted by Melinda Pillsbury-Foster.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

The Thought Police are Coming to talk to Republican Women

House Bill 1955 is the measure given to George W. Bush by 404 members of Congress. Its intended use is to shackle and silence those who dare speak truth, questioning the present direction of the Fascist State in America.

“If you think it we can incarcerate or kill you,” speaks the undertone of the measure. This administration has been making ready the facilities, which include cremation chambers. While this formalizes their intended direction the agenda to train police has been in motion for some time now.

In September I attended a meeting of the National Federation of Republican Women. After the luncheon, which was a rather nice salad, came the speaker; in this case a local deputy sheriff whose supposed topic was gang violence. I listened politely, though the fact that schools have miserably failed children while continuing to cost ever more and deliver instead of education meaningless pseudo history that is actually outrageous disinformation was not actually lost on many of the ladies attending.

The deputy droned on, pointing to the jerry-rigged screen on which he was projecting the slides from his computer. We viewed tattoos (nasty looking) strange hairdoos, and young people who looked sad. We were told they were members of gangs identifying themselves by colors. The deputy, who did not look unlike them, actually, told us enthusiastically about the history of their respective gangs.

Then, about a third of the way through the presentation, my ears pricked up. It is not normally easy to shock me but this did.

The rather squat deputy sheriff was describing political dissent as a form of gang activity. Laboriously he explained that trying to change American government was criminal. A chill ran through my back. I looked around. The ladies were looking at him quizzically; I could tell that this had moved beyond their ability to comprehend the meaning. We had just entered the world of corporate fascism at a NFRW meeting in a small town in middle America.

The world will never be the same again; It will be better because real Americans are not going to put up with this. Freedom is something Americans have taken for granted but it is something they will not give up without a fight. William Wallace would have understand the threshold just passed. The Bruce would have picked up his battle ax and smote the speaker down.

So when the House passed 1955 the following did not surprise me. I had been warned that day at my local NFRW meeting, right between the Pledge of Allegiance and the closing prayer.

(2) VIOLENT RADICALIZATION- The term `violent radicalization' means the process of adopting or promoting an extremist belief system for the purpose of facilitating ideologically based violence to advance political, religious, or social change.

  1. HOMEGROWN TERRORISM- The term `homegrown terrorism' means the use, planned use, or threatened use, of force or violence by a group or individual born, raised, or based and operating primarily within the United States or any possession of the United States to intimidate or coerce the United States government, the civilian population of the United States, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.”

Even the ladies in NFRW will wake up when they understand. The Bush Administration has declared war on America and we will respond as needed. To be an American is to affirm the following as the singular heritage of a people who understood that freedom would never been free. Contrary to what George W. Bush said, there are no limits to freedom.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, —

That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

This Friday Louise Du Maurier, an actress, political consultant and activist, will discuss why America will act for freedom on The Spiritual Politician at 4pm, hosted by Melinda Pillsbury-Foster. We will bring with us our DAR credentials, just so you know from where we speak.