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scanning the horizon

Scanning The Horizon

I pulled some text out of the archives from my old (now deleted) blog and, stimulated by the DVD lectures on the skills of writing that I’ve been watching in my spare time, decided to use the block of old text as a learning tool, i.e. to edit it and re-write it as an exercise in improving my writing.  

Every sentence is built upon the core of a “proposition”, the setting forth of an idea or philosophy. The question for the reader and the writer is then whether that proposition has been successfully, effectively and perhaps even elegantly argued. 

I have a buddy who’s taking a course in how to write song lyrics, which are like poetry in some ways, or at least sparse prose, but I’d guess the challenge for the individual who wants to write a song (a piece that advances a story, or an idea, or a philosophical approach) is the same task, with perhaps more emphasis on rhythm, harmony and so on.


music audio

Robben Ford, Steve Lukater & Larry Carlton – All Blues


Scanning The Horizon

music audio

Recorded at Van Gelder Studios, October 24, 1973

RON CARTER bass and leader, JOE HENDERSON tenor sax,

ROLAND HANNA piano, BILLY COBHAM drums. (9:29)



It’s always with a strange anticipatory brew of trepidation, amusement, and astonishment that I snap on the computer to look around and see what the world has done with itself since I last shut it off. (That an online portal is a major source of “world view” is a given, but it doesn’t exclude family, neighbors and others. One can’t help but notice the interpersonal isolation as we all paw our personal androids; Anne Branscomb warned us it would happen 35 years ago, that the new media would re-organize social alignments. Ideally, such scanning would also involve ongoing education, and extensive social interaction.)

When one speaks of amusement, of course one must keep in mind the proclamation of Charles II in October 1688 that “all bold and irreverent Speeches touching matters of high nature, and all malicious and false Reports tending to Sedition, or to the Amusement of Our People, are punishable…”, hence the internal angry trumpet of alarum of trepidation and the astonishment in the stunning thunder from afar.

This mix of internal and external psycho-neurological stimuli and noise derives from a series of categories: 

  • whether it is seeing what immoral war crime has been committed, or 
  • what “game” or “op” has been invented (or reconfigured or trotted out in new clothing in an attempt to hide its nature and the identities of its progenitors), or 
  • what new “toy” has been created by Q [DARPA], or 
  • what politically hilarious maneuver or statement has been made to manipulate something or someone’s opinion, or 
  • what signal has been sent to those in higher unseen positions of authority of their fealty to a greater objective of which they do not speak and we are not supposed to know.  

A 4-6 hour foray to produce the entries at from across the usual spray of outlets, starting with e-mail and RSS feeds, Comcast and Google News (the former heavy with entertainment-oriented schlock, the latter with predictable and limited sources), those few places I spend any time that have discussion threads, those locales where I made recent comment, or the usual lengthy parade of places on my list of “favorites” that could be characterized in great part as “the alternative media”.  

I stay away from places like Huffington Post and DU, or Free Republic, unless someone else of note and merit has noted something from such a place. 

The state and quality of online discussion and dialogue, moderated or not, has degraded much, like the culture itself or the roadways and three-dimensional agorae in these parts (where rules, decorum and common sense have given way to exceptionalism, vitriol, narcissim, etc.).  

I’ve made comments in the past on the process of rating blogs and web sites, and I’ve been saying for years (at CommonGroundCommonSense, the Deep Politics Forum, in my old-and-now-disappeared blog, and here) that it is possible technically and otherwise to establish a software-based system of rating and ranking web sites for their political leanings, their accuracy, the quality of their writing, the degree to which they engage in creative independent research, journalism, art or in other ways of contributing to the global online dialogue. I’ve also promised to say more about how bloggers can collaborate more, and more effectively. 

As people dabbling in political culture and commentary, we surely judge another site on the basis of its alignment with our own political self-identity. The obvious corners of Republican, conservative, Democratic, liberal, progressive, Green/environmental, libertarian, socialist, communist, pro-Zionist, anti-Zionist, and support for our favorite personal cause, etc. become involved. 

It is more difficult to judge one another, and we may get farther faster, if we actually engage in purposeful, functional conversation instead of looking for a vehicle on which we can pin (like a bulletin board in a college hallway) our own urls and tags in hopes that someone will throw some money in our direction. 

Lately, people seemed to be judged by others on the degree (on a spectrum of energy and force) to which they speak on such issues as global warming, apartheid, war, and the other sub-components of foreign and domestic policy. If someone isn’t angry enough, loud enough, or outrageous enough, they soon lose favor with readers, or get voted down in terms of return visits. Are we all Hare Krishna beggars in the airport passageways of the world?

We are, each of us, unique individuals. We grew up in unique places, with unique circumstances, were schooled in specific and often unknown or unstated ways, were altered on the basis of who are spouses or friends were, etc.  Moreover, and much more importantly, we have changed, and are subject to change again.  The current statist phrase is that we got “radicalized” on the Internet but — at least in my case — some deep and prolonged reading of books that are not put front and center in our culture can actually change an opinion, an awareness.  

Moreover, and equally importantly, we are people of “place”; we live with others in a community or region or culture which itself may have been a focal point in terms of the topic at hand. Some of us are more “experienced” than others in war, hatreds, religious influences, etc.  Some of us have accessed more valid and important areas of information. Each of us has some skill or awareness that can and ought to be shared. Some are more able to hold the deeply-held beliefs and natures of our “surround” than others. 

But when I turn on my computer for my intentional act of standing up straight among the grasses of the plains to look for movement, there are places I can glance, sometimes for some time, to ascertain the direction of the wind, the threats on the horizon… 

There are certain “shamans” on the Internet whose word and explanation add perspective and flavor and which I trust — at least for the next little while. And I make up my own mind — for the moment — until someone or something brings me to question a prior conclusion, however temporary or permanent.  

And tomorrow is another day.  


Every once in a while, you get reminded of what you’d worked so hard to put behind you.

There is some simple maxim that keeps popping up about the road being paved with good intentions and I’m sure it was with good intuitions that I received, unexpected and unannounced, for Valentine’s Day, from my older sister, a small selection of “goodies” she’d recovered when she was the executor of my parent’s estate and cleaned out their mobile home after they passed.

A half a century ago, I was transitioning through boyhood, out of a small private day school where my step-mother watched over me from her desk just outside the principal’s office.

I doubt my sister is aware of the day that my step-mother drove precipitously close to me as I rode my bike home; she timed it perfectly as I rounded the diving right turn on the shoulderless two-lane back-country brookside road.

I doubt my sister is aware of the day in the back yard when I finally realized I had grown to a size that, if it exerted itself, could stand up to the ear-twisting, head-slapping, arm-twisting re-direction of my attentions and intentions.

But my sister is surely aware of the loud arguments at dinner time about whether my parents could afford to send me to prep school, and she surely is aware of the fact that I came this close to getting thrown out of the place when they did find the money. I’m sure she read the letters and report cards she sent on. And I trust my sister is aware of the degree and frequency with which the old man was implored by his wife to use the belt.

Folded neatly in the stack was a single-page interim report noting two classes which I was in danger of failing, the first from the geometry teacher who checked off the boxes “poor attention in class”, “superficial or careless homework preparations”, “apparent lack of interest”, “failure to follow suggestions”, and “lack of determination and sustained effort”.

The second report was from the English teacher Warren K. Hall who noted I’d done poorly on the two assigned texts, and had failed to muster the short story terms of plot, character, theme, irony, etc.) and that I’d been reprimanded for my smart-aleck attitude; “that attitude has disappeared and I trust I will see no more of it this year.” [Cue Pink Floyd. And Arthur Silber on Alice Miller’s work ] This is the same school from which Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett graduated. The report was dated 11/27/63, just two days after the assembled children of North Farm House joined housemaster David C. Burnham, the former Marine, in his living room to watch “Jack Ruby” shoot Lee Harvey Oswald, another Marine.

Also in the stack from my sister was an envelope with three letters to me from my father dated March 3rd, May 6th, and May 12th of 1964. The first implored me to write to my brother who’d been unceremoniously thrown out of the house and told to join the military for reasons never disclosed to me during that last half-century; my father’s letter and noted his address at Lackland AFB with the admonishment that every number in the long string of numbers was important and that, it being impossible to get me home to see him before he left… probably because I was confined to campus as punishment for one of my transgressions, attached to my requirement of 18 hours of forced hard labor chipping and scrubbing out the hard-baked carbon crust on the inside of the campus steam-production boilers) …  I ought to drop him a note. This brother is now fighting for his life in a hospital in the Southwest (near one of those underground military bases alleged to be FEMA’s most sensitive installation) due to the ravages of Agent Orange; he is so estranged from his family that he will not talk to me.

But Dad’s missive in ‘64 inquired whether the son of the scion of the Phelps-Dodge copper mining fortune was home from school on the same schedule as me and the son of two well-known Bennington College poets who went on to Phillips Andover, and the letter asked if I liked the chaplain from Yale [the OSS/military intelligence officer and former CIA agent who was a member of Skull and Bones who was touring the pulpits of New England] and it also asked if I had noticed that “some clergymen seem to get through to you and some don’t”.

[Dad, if they let you have a media player where you are, you may want to listen to this.]

Then, after two paragraphs of sermon, the first on communications and the second on faith, he said “I have been trying to communicate with you but I don’t seem to get through to you. Why?”

Later: “Incidentally, the boys at Eton get lashes or beatings if they do not conform. Interesting to note that three out of four students voted against abolishing this punishment.  What’s the scoop?  What gives? I am waiting to hear from you….”

Two months later: “Perhaps the way to make up for my poor correspondence is to write another letter today….”

A week later, he sent on a copy of a report card with the note that my step-mother said I must be improving since I got only one warning instead of three. He added the admonishment that I had failed to send a Mother’s Day card.

Deeper in the stack from my sister was the letter dated 6/22/64 from David C. Burnham, Director of Academic Counseling [yeah, my in loco house parent] to let my parents know that I had been placed on academic probation and that, should I choose to return, a “stiffer approach” to my shortcomings would be taken.

Also in the stack was a photocopy of the tear-sheet from the Lawrence Eagle Tribune with this short story.

Enclosed also was the original letter I had typed to my mother dated 2/9/76 after my father had disowned me for divorcing my wife, meeting another woman, fathering a child out of wedlock, and so on. I said that “from the moment I met [her], I know that our loving each other would not be easy for either of us, or for others…. Yet being a thing in our hearts, it made it that much easier for us… and more of a dream, a goal…. We have shared the burdens, and the joys.  Our biggest pain is that some cannot see the love we have for each other.”

Recently we celebrated our 40th anniversary.

One of the ways in which we celebrated it, aside from sharing  some great meals, trading gifts (I gave her a jade pendant and she gave me two great kids, her forgiveness and a gift card to the local bookstore) was to watch the new movie “Boyhood”. [ “Dad, there’s no real magic in the world, right?”]


All of the above forms some kind of weirdly shimmering backdrop to the current events of the day in which “miscreants” are labeled as having been radicalized.  

My own world and background is nebulous, almost weightless, compared to that of individuals whose world has been turned upside down by war, whose children have been murdered, whose very culture is demonized and poisoned with depleted uranium, whose peoples have been the focus of brutally sadistic torture designed by the very people the chaplain from Yale chose not to preach to or about. But they do lecture us about our own integrity and our own failings. 

De-radicalization involves psychological therapies, religious instruction and even job training.

Hicks, the parking space terrorist

But Hicks, who walked into the flat of three students in Chapel Hill, NC and shot them, execution style, was not a Muslim. He comes from Christian heritage. He is not black or brown, but white. His name is not Ahmed, but Craig.

That changes everything.

Neither the police nor the media would describe his crime as a hate crime, let alone terrorism, although his terrorism is unique in a way. His type resides on the top of the food chain in terms of race, gender and other criteria. Yet, somehow he is politically frustrated. Go figure.

He is not a member of a radicalised generation born into oppression, foreign invasion, poverty and other untold humiliation. If that was the case, one can, at least to a degree fathom the hate, deconstruct the anger, or even rationalise that violence is a natural outcome of  a certain reality.

Hicks is of the Fox News demographic, gun touting unreasonably and immeasurably angry, white American. Self-proclaimed atheist or otherwise, it matters little.

Police and media whitewashing

To add insult to injury, the Chapel Hill police reacted mere hours after the terrorist act saying that an “ongoing dispute over parking may have led to a triple shooting”. The media embraced the statement with little questioning. That was clearly Hicks’ statement to the police, which was adopted as fact. The term terrorism was completely absent from mainstream media discourse.

Obama finally reacted to the heinous crime, but only after being urged on by a visibly moved Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “As political leaders, we have responsibilities for the murders committed in the countries where we are in charge. We have to show our stance. If you stay silent when faced with an incident like this, and don’t make a statement, the world will stay silent towards you,” Erdogan said.

Obama, belatedly issued a shot statement, vague and uncommitted.

The media’s insistence on the parking dispute story has become the dominant narrative. The tastelessness and insensitivity reached new heights when a US Inside Edition TV show produced a report on how to “safely” find a parking spot while avoiding dispute.

“Finding a parking space can be one of the things that pushes people over the edge, but there is always a way to find a spot at the mall,” said the show host Deborah Norville. Behind her, on a large screen, the three murdered Muslims. She didn’t even bother to mention their names, or list their contributions to their community. Their charity work alone was more than all the good that Hicks and his gun-touting “atheists” types can ever do for their community in a lifetime.

If the murderer was a Muslim or a black man, Norville’s report would have had a different title: “How do you spot a terrorist?” maybe, or “What to do about gang violence in my neighbourhood?” perhaps.

Holding US media accountable

But if the victims are Muslims, which could be millions of Iraqis, thousands of Palestinians, or three Muslim students in North Carolina, the discourse shifts away from generalisations, politics or any context that may in fact help us understand the issue better.

So Hicks, we are told, killed the students “execution style” because of a dispute over parking spaces.

The same way that Chris Kyle – “The American Sniper” – made 164 confirmed “kills”, killing “savages” because that’s what national heroes do.

And US wars and sanctions on Iraq killed, starved and wounded millions to bring democracy to the Arabs.

This selectively insane logic will persist however, because there are millions of unrepentant politicians, extremist media pundits and well-armed men and women who refuse to see the recklessness of their “logic”.

They will continue to feed violence – which unlike what Hicks is led to believe – didn’t start on 11 September 2001 – and spit out the most dangerous of militant phenomena: al-Qaeda, IS and all the rest…..”

Also in the background of the day’s events and the small package from the past is the fact that I am just finishing the reading of Annie Jacobsen’s book Operation Paperclip. I am going to have to re-read it, perhaps twice, to discover the author’s intent. Available bios are slim, and I haven’t yet collected the reviews.  She is a very good writer and her book(s) have received praise from all the right places. I haven’t read “Area 51” yet but I’ve scanned enough about it to understand that there is a new wrinkle offered up on what really happened and who was behind the infamous Roswell incident. I’ve leave that for another day, and I’ll be writing much more in depth about Annie’s book in the future.

My curiosity is raised to a higher degree because no where does she mention Henry Kissinger, Allen Dulles, “The Secret Surrender”, Prescott Bush, or Skull and Bones. She does tell the story of Frank Olsen; her book was published in 2014, and she dismisses the fellow who flew out of the window as deserving his fate because he was himself a violator of the Nuremberg Code and part of the team of “covert poisoners”, and thus deftly avoiding in one paragraph any reference whatsoever to Hank Albarelli’s book from five years earlier entitled A Terrible Mistake”.

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But I digress… (to borrow a phrase from the former Ed Encho, Donn Marten).

What has this digression have to do with the above?

It’s about radicalization.

While there are lots of things that have been written about Operation Paperclip, one of the elements Jacobsen does share with us is the fact that some of the folks whom the intelligence apparatchniks from before, during and after World War Two — our great fight against the original Axis — brought home with them came equipped with the scientific approach to war crimes, medical experimentation, bio-chemical warfare, rocketry, and secret underground complexes. In doing so, they embraced the idea that to fight evil one must become evil, or at least engage in evil acts (is there a difference?). And so we got Fort Detrick, the militarization of space, the ability to deliver weapons of mass destruction widely or anywhere, and lots of deep, dark places holding deep, dark secrets.

And then they lecture us about fighting the radicalization of others.

Much of what Annie Jacobsen talks about in her book can be confirmed easily with a search engine and some time in a bookstore or a library.  [You can even discover a lot of what she left out; I’ll tak more about that in another blog entry.]

What follows below should be taken with a grain of salt and the knowledge that some links no longer work.  Much work has been done by a lot of people. Some of them are grad students, some of them are investigative journalists, and some of them are controversial (ex: Richard Sauder).  Caveat lector.

Bring a long ball of twine as you enter the metaphorical labyrinths of the old Reich and the new one.

It is not accidental that Lloyd Duscha mentioned the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ increased interest in underground bases and construction in the post-World War II period.

In the closing stages of WW II, the U.S. military overran the Third Reich and confiscated a treasure trove of Nazi technology, engineering facilities and research laboratories.

The American military also apprehended and detained large numbers of Nazi scientists, engineers and technicians, many of whom were brought to the United States under the auspices of the infamous “Project Paperclip” and integrated into American industry, research institutes and into the military and other official agencies.

Read Project Paperclip File 1

Read Project Paperclip File 2

Read Project Paperclip File 3

The cases of such Project Paperclip notables as Wernher von Braun, and other “ex”-Nazis who were put to work building rockets and missiles for the military and NASA, are well known.

The American political and military establishments were very impressed with Nazi V-2 and buzz bomb missile technology, and brought Von Braun and his team to the USA at war’s end to continue and advance the research and design they had done under Hitler’s Third Reich.

The development of the manned space program, satellite technology, deep space probes, intercontinental nuclear missiles and cruise missiles are all fruits of their work.

But Project Paperclip had another aspect which has received almost no publicity. And that aspect had to do with the underground facilities that the American military discovered when they entered the remnants of the Third Reich in the concluding stages of open military hostilities between the Allied and Axis powers in the European theater.

I have two declassified Project Paperclip memoranda in my files that specifically request four men with expertise in underground construction, one of whom is Xaver Dorsch.

Project Paperclip File Xaver Dorsch File

The other men are not known to me, but Xaver Dorsch is. He was the director of the so-called Todt Organization in the closing phase of WW II.

The Todt Organization was originally headed by Fritz Todt, whence the name. Fritz Todt was the designer and creator of the well-known German autobahn system of highways.

The Todt organization served a somewhat analogous function in the Third Reich to that of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or the U.S. Navy Seabees in the present American military system.

In other words, it was a civil engineering agency that supported the operations of the German military, though, unlike the case of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or the U.S. Navy Seabees in the American system, the Todt Organization was not a formal part of the German military structure.

However, it did play a crucial role in the Nazi war effort and constructed many facilities for use by the German military and industry. Some of the underground structures that it built were impressively large and sophisticated.

In 1942 Fritz Todt was killed in an airplane crash and by war’s end control of the agency had effectively passed to Xaver Dorsch. In the closing stages of the war, Hitler specifically tasked Dorsch with developing a series of huge, underground, industrial manufacturing facilities.

Allied bombing raids were shredding German manufacturing and the Nazi command wanted to shift production underground, out of reach of American and British bombs. The collapse of the Third Reich ultimately put an end to those plans.

I remain persuaded, however, that a great deal of what the Allies found when they went into Germany remains classified to the present day, and that includes the full extent of the underground facilities built by the Todt Organization.

Xaver Dorsch was taken prisoner by the American military on 7 May 1945. I have two moderately lengthy documents that he wrote for the Americans, evidently as part of his debriefing by them.4 One was produced in 1946, the other in 1949-1950.

The documents deal with the administrative structure and operational activities of the Todt Organization during the war. I strongly suspect that Dorsch supplied a great deal more information to his American captors during that period that has yet publicly to see the light of day.

Xaver Dorsch may even have worked directly for the American military on the construction of secret, underground bases in the USA, just as he had done for the Nazis during the Third Reich.

It is a fact that he was in American military captivity and was requested specifically by Project Paperclip.

During the course of my research I spoke with an expert who is personally familiar with some of the Nazi underground constructions in Europe and his observation to me was that they were very well made facilities.

One of the best accounts of such facilities that I have found in the open literature is the anecdotal history related by Colonel Robert S. Allen that details what General Patton’s army discovered when it entered Germany in the closing stage of World War II.

Col. Allen revealed that Patton’s forces found four large underground bases in the vicinity of the grim Nazi concentration camp near Ohrdruf, Germany; other underground facilities were reported in nearby towns. Col. Allen provided the following description:

The underground installations were amazing. They were literally subterranean towns. There were four in and around Ohrdruf…. None were natural caverns or mines. All were man-made military installations. The horror camp had provided the labor. An interesting feature of the construction was the absence of any spoil. It had been carefully scattered in hills miles away.

Over 50 feet underground, the installations consisted of two and three stories, several miles in length and extending like the spokes of a wheel. The entire hull structure was of massive, reinforced concrete. Purpose of the installations was to house the High Command after it was bombed out of Berlin. The Ohrdruf installations were to have been used by the Signal Communications Section.

One, near the horror camp, was a huge telephone exchange equipped with the latest and finest apparatus. Signal Corps experts estimated their cost at $10,000,000.

This place also had paneled and carpeted offices, scores of large work and store rooms, tiled bathrooms with both tubs and showers, flush toilets, electrically equipped kitchens, decorated dining rooms and mess halls, giant refrigerators, extensive sleeping quarters, recreation rooms, separate bars for officers and enlisted personnel, a moving-picture theater, and air-conditioning and sewage systems. Begun in 1944, the installations had been completed but never occupied. [5]

The Regenwurmlager in Poland

Another spectacular example of Nazi underground engineering prowess was the subterranean Regenwurmlager complex that still sprawls for many miles deep beneath the countryside of western Poland. Several years ago Paul Stonehill wrote an eye-opening article about this site, replete with color photos, in FATE magazine. [6]

The Regenwurmlager was an obvious Nazi analog on the eastern German border region to the well-known Maginot Line that the French had built in their eastern border region, in that it also, like the Maginot Line, was comprised of many miles of underground tunnels and electric train lines connecting bunkers, fortifications and other critical military facilities.

Amazingly, the full extent of the huge complex is not known, even today. It is not known if either the Poles or the Russians have ever fully explored the many miles of tunnels and underground emplacements.

According to Stonehill, the facility has many secret or hidden entrances, and an underground subway system with an electric train on rails that ran through a tunnel approximately 100 to 165 feet below the surface.

On the surface, there were numerous military fortifications and bunkers crammed with weaponry, connected by secret passages to a sprawling labyrinth of tunnels below ground, said to be 30 miles or more in length.

Stonehill reports that Adolf Hitler is alleged to have visited the Regenwurmlager in 1937, riding in on the underground subway train. [7]

It happens that the Regenwurmlager complex of military bunkers and underground tunnels and subway trains was located in territory that was overrun by Soviet troops in the closing stages of World War II, so the American military may never have examined the facility.

However, I consider it very likely that Xaver Dorsch would have had personal knowledge of this facility, and it is quite likely that he extensively briefed his American captors on the large Regenwurmlager system of underground tunnels and bunkers.

This book cannot provide an exhaustive treatment of Nazi underground facilities, but the examples provided suffice to demonstrate that 65 to 75 years ago, Nazi engineers already had a sophisticated capability to construct elaborate, large facilities underground.

The American military understood this clearly at war’s end, and urgently wanted to bring Nazi experts to the USA to build underground facilities here also.

a repository for documents pertaining to the underground dispersal projects and the associated concentration and forced labor camps conducted by the Nazi government and German businesses during World War I



On April 16, 1996, the New York Times reported on a mysterious military base being constructed in Russia: “In a secret project reminiscent of the chilliest days of the Cold War, Russia is building a mammoth underground military complex in the Ural Mountains, Western officials and Russian witnesses say. Hidden inside Yamantau mountain in the Beloretsk area of the southern Urals, the project involved the creation of a huge complex, served by a railroad, a highway, and thousands of workers.”

The New York Times article quotes Russian officials describing the underground compound variously as a mining site, a repository for Russian treasures, a food storage area, and a bunker for Russia’s leaders in case of nuclear war. It would seem that the Russian Parliament knows as little about Russian underground bases as the Congress knows about Mount Weather in the United States. “The (Russian) Defense Ministry declined to say whether Parliament has been informed about the details of the project, like its purpose and cost, saying only that it receives necessary military information,” according to the New York Times.

“We can’t say with confidence what the purpose is, and the Russians are not very interested in having us go in there,” a senior American official said in Washington. “It is being built on a huge scale and involves a major investment of resources. The investments are being made at a time when the Russians are complaining they do not have the resources to do things pertaining to arms control.” Where’s the Money Coming From? The construction of the vast underground complex in Russia may very well become a cause of concern to the Clinton Administration. The issue of ultimate purpose for the complex, whether defensive (as with Mount Weather) or offensive (such as an underground weapons factory) is not the only issue Mr. Clinton has to worry about.

The real cause for concern is that the US is currently sending hundreds of millions of dollars to Russia, supposedly to help that country dismantle old nuclear weapons. Meanwhile, the Russian parliament has been complaining to Yeltsin that it cannot pay $250 million in back wages owed to its workers at the same time that it is spending money to comply with new strategic arms reduction treaties. Aviation Week and Space Technology reported that “It seems the nearly $30 billion a year spent on intelligence hasn’t answered the question of what the Russians are up to at Yamantau Mountain in the Urals. The huge underground complex being built there has been the object of U.S. interest since 1992. ‘We don’t know exactly what it is,’ says Ashton Carter, the Pentagon’s international security mogul.

The facility is not operational, and the Russians have offered ‘nonspecific reassurances’ that it poses no threat to the U.S.” U.S. law states that the Administration must certify to Congress that any money sent to Russia is used to disarm its nuclear weapons. However, is that the case? If the Russian parliament is complaining of a shortage of funds for nuclear disarmament, then how can Russia afford to build the Yamantau complex?

Are the Russians building an underground city akin to Mount Weather with American taxpayer’s money?

Could American funds be subsidizing a Russian weapons factory?

Hopefully Congress will get a firm answer to these questions before authorizing further funding to Russian military projects.

(c) Copyright 1996 ParaScope, Inc.

Lots and lots more here:

The secret weapons complex was found near Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp in Austria 



In 2001, a California defense contractor built a small replication of the Nazi Bell device, and it produced effects just as Igor Witkowski and Nick Cook had reported on the original project. The Nazi Bell replication was built by SARA under funding from Joe Firmage’s ISSO startup, and developed around an applied engineering model of Einstein’s Unified Field Theory. In short, it was a modern attempt at a scale replication of the original Nazi Bell experiment, based largely on their interpretation of the original Bell design.

The Nazi Bell replication is important because it offers validation for the research of Igor Witkowski and Nick Cook, but also because it demonstrates the application of theories proposed by Dr. James Corum and John Dering that offer explanations for not only the Nazi Bell experiment, but for the Philadelphia Experiment and the Hutchison Effect as well. In short, these are Unified Field Theory effects, which explains their strange side effects and unpredictable nature.

The Nazi Bell replication that Coruma and Dering participated in was related to WW-II German research, but the modern replication had been financed by Joe Firmage’s ISSO startup for about 1.2 million dollars, and wasn’t an exact replica of the original device. SARA’s version was much smaller (about 100 watts) and they’d modified the design, since they didn’t actually know many of the details of the original Bell’s construction.

SARA tested their mini-version of the Bell and found that it effectively produced a gravitational back-EMF that they couldn’t shield against. That’s important, because SARA does electromagnetic shielding on the B-2 bomber, and even with their expertise they tried everything imaginable before realizing that it was a time-space distortion effect. They shut the experiment down when ISSO funding dried up, although the claim is that if the cash is available, they still have the unit ready & waiting for more tests.

The Nazi Bell replication effort is also important because it validates the role of higher-dimensional models of physics in the development of advanced propulsion technology. Einstein’s Unified Field Theory, largely the base of the Nazi Bell replication effort, is a direct ancestor of today’s M-Theory (Brane-Theory) models, which are predicting warp-drives and other cutting-edge technologies.

The Nazi Bell replication offers advice on engineering Unified Field Theory effects as well: Dering has repeatedly suggested that Gabriel Kron’s work both identifies and eliminates higher-dimensional effects from traditional electrical equipment to increase efficiency, and it has done so since Kron introduced his model to the engineering community in the 1930’s, which would explain why UFT effects are not present in conventional electrical equipment. By understanding how his models eliminate UFT effects in today’s equipment, it may be possible to design experimental devices that instead maximize these effects for research purposes.

Gabriel Kron is generally considered to be one of the most important contributors to modern electrical engineering, and he viewed these effects as wasteful interference that reduced the efficiency of all types of systems, especially those containing rotating magnetic fields. The models that he developed sought to eliminate higher-dimensional interference in order to bolster the efficiency of electrical equipment. In other words, warping time-space takes energy, and Kron wanted electric motors to spin a driveshaft, not the space-time around it.

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Are you, your family or your community at risk of turning to violent extremism? That’s the premise behind a rating system devised by the National Counterterrorism Center, according to a document marked For Official Use Only.

The document –and the rating system –is part of a wider strategy for Countering Violent Extremism, which calls for local community and religious leaders to work together with law enforcement and other government agencies. The White House has made this approach a centerpiece of its response to terrorist attacks around the world and in the wake of the Paris attacks, announced plans to host an international summit on Countering Violent Extremism on February 18th.’ 




“… The final panel will focus on secure and resilient communities, and it will, in particular, begin by looking at the role of civil society, particularly youth and women preventing violent extremism.  It will look at community-police relations and community-security force relations as a critical element of prevention.  And it will finally broaden that conversation to address social, economic and political marginalization, including the effects of integration of minority communities. 

The event will close with remarks by National Security Advisor Ambassador Susan Rice. ….” 


Susan_Rice is, you know, a Rhodes Scholar married to an ABC-TV producer, daughter of the second black governor of the Federal Reserve System, and is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Aspen Strategy Group. She was described by Justin Raimondo as “one of the most militant [pdf] of the New Interventionists who infest the Obama administration’s foreign policy shop”.

Sounds like the “in loco parentis” and parental pre-emptive misdirection I received in my boyhood… “lashes or beatings” for predicted non-conformity.

And of course the bitter hypocrisy of it all is that it is the authoritarian leadership of the US, born of the criminal bankers, the Skull and Bones crowd, the intelligence apparatchiks themselves, aided by the people and the techniques they imported from Nazi Germany, that has created, nurtured, armed, mind-controlled and set loose the very miscreants they rant about so they have an excuse to trash the world and rape it of its beauty, integrity and humanity.

This is what you aspire to do with yourself and the world when you are radicalized through membership in secret societies.


How can you have any pudding if you don’t beat your meat?

Repost: “Moral Code For Post-Collapse World”

A Moral Code For The Post-Collapse World

by Brandon Smith

Originally posted at 

Popular media today, including television and cinema, are rife with examples of what is often referred to as moral relativism — the use of false and fictional moral dilemmas designed to promote the rationalization of an “ends justify the means” narrative. We are also bombarded lately with entertainment depicting an endless array of “anti-heroes,” protagonists who have little to no moral code fighting antagonists who are even more evil, thus vindicating the otherwise disgusting actions of the heroes. From “24” to “Breaking Bad” to “The Walking Dead,” American minds are being saturated with propaganda selling the idea that crisis situations require a survivor to abandon conscience. In other words, in order to defeat monsters, you must become a monster. [The Dick Cheney theme theme song, echoing out of Operation Paperclip and the bankers of war]

This theme is not only unavoidable in film and TV, but also in military journals, politics, and even within liberty movement discussion.

What I see developing is an extremely dangerous philosophy that rests on the foundation that victory (or survival) is the paramount virtue and that it should be attained at any cost. Moral compass becomes a “luxury” that “true” apex survivors cannot afford, an obstacle that could eventually get one killed. I have heard some survivalists and liberty proponents in anger over the trespasses of the corrupt establishment suggest a strict adherence to the eye-for-an-eye ideology, up to and including torture, harming of the enemy’s families, and even harming the children of those who would harm us.

There is also a small but ingrained subculture within spheres of survivalism that embraces the strategy of the “prepper pirate,” essentially planning their subsistence around the idea of taking what they need from others as a form of evolutionary realism. They believe that the “survival of the fittest” is more important than the survival of the principled. [The Darwinian Anglo-Zionist eugenics exceptionalism of the day.]

In mainstream yuppie culture, this attitude would be labeled insane. Yet urban and suburban television addicts often cheer the concept of the ends justifying the means in their favorite prime time shows and consistently argue for morality stretching policies within government (as long as their “team” is in control of the football in Washington, D.C.). I have little doubt they would adopt such thinking in the event that disaster does strike and they find themselves unprepared amid desperate conditions.

In “Understanding The Fear Of Self-Defense And Revolution,” I discussed the inevitability of self-defense against criminal oligarchy and why common methods of pacifist activism are dangerously inadequate in the face of psychopathic tyranny. When self-defense or revolution is initiated, though, the movement does not necessarily fight only for its own benefit; nor does it fight simply to eliminate the threat. Our survival as individuals is not the primary concern; the survival of the principles and truths that drive us to fight is the ultimate goal. If there is such a thing as the “greater good,” truth and honor must be the apex of that vision.

If we cast aside our principles in the name of victory, then, ironically, we have still lost everything. Our war is fought on multiple levels, from the physical to the spiritual. Lose the spiritual war, lose sight of one’s conscience, and the physical war becomes meaningless.

I believe the formation of a liberty movement code, a kind of warrior’s code, is absolutely vital to our future. Without a new kind of oath, an oath not only to the Constitution but to our own internal values, the temptation to use our darker natures against the enemy during greater trials of the soul may be too much to bear. While conscience is an inborn gift, it sometimes requires a more outward affirmation in order to remain strong. Here are some elements I believe should make up the foundation of our code.

Defense Of The Innocent

We will do everything within our power whenever possible to ensure the safety and liberty of those people around us caught in the currents of collapse. Some might claim that the unprepared are not “innocent” because their lack of vigilance contributes to the decay of our society. I would say that while the ignorant are a danger to us and themselves, we would also be contributing to the decay of our society by refusing to help others when we have the ability to do so. Someone somewhere has to end the cycle. And if that requires us to sacrifice some of our energy and the satisfaction of saying “we told you so,” then this is what we must do.

I would also point out that the defense of the innocent does not begin when our economic and social structures end. We help them now, by offering them the knowledge to prepare and organize for mutual aid. We go to our town centers, to local churches, to our lecture halls; and we openly educate those who are willing to listen — not to preach politics or to indoctrinate, but to offer practical knowledge. We give them useful tools through neighborhood watch programs and Community Preparedness Teams. We teach them today how to defend themselves, their families and their property and how to invest in survival, so that tomorrow they will not feel compelled to become part of the problem, but part of the solution.

If we let our distaste for the unaware lead us into an attitude of “us versus them” against our own neighbors, then we will miss every chance to strengthen our communities. Our purpose is to bring others up, not to stand in pious judgment as they fall down.

We Prepare To Offer Aid, Even To Those We Think Might Not Deserve It

Many survivalists and preppers may scoff at this idea, but they would not be looking at the bigger picture. Offering aid to your community serves not only to help them, but to help you in the long run. Look at it this way; when FEMA arrives in a disaster-struck city or county, its “authority” means little to the shell-shocked citizenry. What does matter to them is that FEMA brings food, water and sometimes shelter. FEMA does this in its own sweet time and often allows numerous people to die before the aid is given, but it still maintains its authority over a region simply because [when] there is no other alternative.

You must offer that alternative.

Imagine what would have happened if during the nightmare of Hurricane Katrina, while FEMA was lounging around watching the carnage and even denying access to private institutions offering supplies, New Orleans residents were greeted with liberty movement teams defying government mandate? What if liberty advocates from across Louisiana and the nation had marched right over the top of FEMA, escorted those trapped in the Superdome to a safe place, and gave them food and water? The movement raised millions of dollars for Ron Paul’s campaign (twice!), why couldn’t we do the same to save lives?

Imagine if we were to prove that FEMA is an unnecessary and frivolous organization ready for the dustbin? [ ] Imagine if we were to prove that communities can provide their own security and aid without the state, as Oath Keepers did in Ferguson, Missouri?

Even at a local level, this methodology could mean the difference between freedom and tyranny. Stockpiles of grain bought directly from independent farms can be had for very little money and strategically placed for use in future calamities. Affordable water filtration could prevent disease and dehydration for thousands. A team of engineers could solve waste and grid-down dilemmas. A team of well-trained security personnel could prevent looting, rape and murder. Imagine if the catastrophe the elites wish to engineer was mitigated or thwarted by the very people the disaster was meant to target? Imagine how much satisfaction that would give you.

Our Actions Are Inspired By Conscience, Not Rage

To fight in self-defense is entirely moral, but there are lines that, if crossed, destroy our moral high ground. Without the moral high ground, we become no better than the elites we seek to remove from our lives. This means that we do not harm people unless they are attempting to harm us. We punish criminals, not their families and not their children. We do not torture, not only because it is a useless tactic with little concrete proof of effectiveness, but because it is a morally reprehensible psychopathic act designed to fulfill a sick desire for sadistic power. It is not who we are.

When we fight, we fight in the knowledge that we have first and foremost protected our moral foundation. We see those who promote moral ambiguity and moral relativism as an element destructive to the purpose of liberty. Winning means nothing and survival means nothing, unless we endeavor to deserve life.

We Do Not Run Unless We Plan To Return

In an asymmetric revolution, there is rarely such a thing as a “front line” or a piece of ground that must be defended at all costs. That said, successful asymmetric warfare requires that the enemy pay an overwhelming price for every attack he initiates. This means that said revolt must always be aggressive, never relenting, always striking, and resting or retreating only to stage a more effective counter. Every time a totalitarian system advances without consequence, it generates political, social, psychological and tactical momentum. Without the courage to engage such advances, revolt is impossible. Fear leads to moral rationalizations. The fearful cannot adequately defend themselves, let alone defend others; and, once again, the moral high ground is lost.

Zero Tolerance For Piracy And Criminality Within

Prepper pirates and others on the very fringes of the survival movement who seek to thrive at the expense of others are not only criminal according to natural law, but they are also a blight on the reputation of the liberty movement itself. Our principles will require us to stamp out such people as a priority. Those who would viciously impose upon the innocent as a preplanned strategy are not redeemable. Even if they claim to hate the same elites we fight against, the enemy of our enemy is not necessarily our friend. Prepper pirates are rabid dogs who should be put down.

We Are Professionals, And Guardians Never Satisfied With Half Measures

We carry ourselves as quiet professionals. We strive to represent the best potential of what the liberty movement has to offer. There is no problem we cannot solve and no opponent too large. We do not know the meaning of the word “impossible.” We operate best under pressure and during disaster. We move to disrupt crisis before it begins when possible, and we refuse to stand back as spectators when crisis does develop. We work diligently to master all knowledge and training that could be used to achieve our goal, which is a free, prosperous and independent citizenry. We do not seek leadership over others; we only wish to teach others how to lead themselves. We will not stop until this goal is accomplished or until we are no longer breathing. We are not mutable or flexible where tyranny is concerned. We are entirely uncompromising. We are stubborn bastards, here to drive oligarchs even crazier than they already are. We are here to undo them and their treacherous world. And in this mission, we find ultimate comfort and peace. 



One’s true capacity for moving,

or being moved, can be achieved

only when one’s commitment to others

is in fact connected to and derived from

his primary commitment to himself. 

When we find this kind of alignment of purpose,

there is a harmony of motivation

that can provide the fuel and clarity

to overcome great obstacles

in the pursuit of great challenge.



from The Inner Game of Work, by W. Timothy Gallwey





Severe weather


weather warfare and weather modification

If you are stressed out and in the pathways of the Pineapple Express currently drenching the Pacific Northwest, or if you are digging out from under the multiple snowstorms of New England, or if you have experienced severe weather in some other part of the globe, this may be of some interest to you.

If you are engaged in a debate about global warming with others or within yourself, this may be of some interest to you.

If you are convinced we are having severe weather because there are to many humans (or farting cows) in the world and that we are all anthropomorphically (collectively) heating up the atmosphere to the point that the polar ice caps are melting, then what follows may get you to look a little deeper.


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Before I go too much further, let me state my personal position at this time:

There is no question that our heavily-industrialized lifestyle built on fossil fuels is contributing to what is called “global warming”.  [Be careful you don’t trip over the metaphor.] That we should cut back on our use of fossil fuels (as well as nuclear fuels) is a given, but our own efforts in terms of buying hybrid vehicles and the like are more cosmetic than meaningful. “Buried” theories and technologies may be useful.

Peak oil as a theory seems to make eminent sense to me; as I understand it, it’s simple math. We must eventually run out of fossil fuels at the rate we are consuming it on a global scale. Furthermore, our acceleration of sourcing of those fossil fuels leads to extremely dangerous transportation issues when it involves certain types of fuels, the other environmental hazards and degradation from fracking, the dangers of using and storing radioactive waste from nuclear power, etc., all of which are threatening to overwhelm the benefits. I don’t think that the math of the mass of the earth being transformed into refined petroleum, coal or gas can be overwhelmed by any process that renews fossil fuels inside the earth’s mantle.

Governments, through their desire to engage in total warfare, through their having been commandeered to a great extent by people who believe in Malthusian theory, have harnessed technology and appear to be using it that greatly accelerates the quick and long-term developments of patterns of severe weather. Any argument about global warming must include some serious and valid assessment and weighting of the realities and effects of weather warfare and weather modification technologies and practices.

Be aware that what follows is neither endorsed by me nor free of its own biases or other agendas.  Caveat lector.   There is also likely to be a lot of overlap and some duplication.





Climate Terrorism (Weather warfare) 

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compiled by Dee Finney

[massive, many major articles, and 

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Reviews of 

Weather Warfare:

The Military’s Plan To Draft Mother Nature

by Jerry E. Smith

[and more, including links to purchase books and DVD’s] 


Vietnam War Bibliography:

Congressional Committee Documentation:

Weather Warfare

Prohibiting Military Weather Modification. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Oceans and International Environment, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, July 26-27, 1972, iv, 162 pp.

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Weather Modification. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Oceans and International Environment, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, January 25 and March 20, 1974. iv, 123 pp. Detailed discussion of military weather modification in Indochina. The text has been placed on-line in the Virtual Vietnam Archive of the Vietnam Project at Texas Tech University, in three parts: pp. i-iv, 1-39,   pp. 40-82,   pp. 83-123.

Environmental Modification Treaty. Hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, October 3, 1978. iii, 127 pp. pp. 101-120 are a declassified transcript of a 1974 hearing on military rainmaking in the Vietnam War, with numerous maps defining the areas subject to rainmaking during particular periods.

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A few private sector publications on military weather modification can be found under Technology and Weapons.

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Copyright © 2003, Edwin E. Moïse. This document may be reproduced only if this copyright notice is reproduced with it. Revised March 13, 2003. 



It’s not only greenhouse gas emissions: Washington’s new world order weapons have the ability to trigger climate change.

By Michel Chossudovsky


Weather Warfare

Investigation into the historical and current use of weather modification for military purposes.





Subtitle: History’s Greatest Misconceptions Held by the Masses of People

1. The earth is flat

2. The Sun revolves around our Earth

3. “If God had wanted man to fly, he would have created us with wings”.

4. Only God can control the Weather

Lots and lots more here 


Keep in mind, High Power Lasers can be used to control the weather, per Dr. Michio Kaku himself!

Read much more on weather modification via high power lasers here: 


 Dialectics of Global Warming

•One thing that changes all the time is the weather. And even the climate (average of weather over a year) changes over long periods of time. There have been times in the four billion year history of the earth where nearly the whole earth was covered with ice. There have also been very warm periods where there were tropical plants and alligators at the south pole. Fortunately for humans, the climate has been very stable over the past 10,000 years, since the end of the last ice age. These years include the beginning of the agricultural revolution and the birth of civilization.

•What is happening right now is a very sudden (over the course of the past 30 years) increase in temperature by about 0.4 degrees Celsius (0.7 degrees Fahrenheit). See: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data

•If you doubt that global warming is happening, or think this is just a random chance, please see Poker odds of global warming and Anyone for Bridge?

•Nearly all climate scientists agree that the main cause of this warming is greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide (CO2) released from burning coal, oil, and natural gas. CO2 is called a greenhouse gas because it’s like the glass in a greenhouse that traps heat so plants can grow even in cold weather. CO2 acts like a thin coating of glass around the earth, keeping us from getting too cold. We’re lucky to have it, since it keeps earth from being too cold. But increasing the CO2 is like making the glass coating thicker and trapping more heat. CO2 has risen from 280 parts per million (ppm) in the atmosphere prior to the industrial revolution starting around 1800, to 394 ppm as of 2012, and is rising by about 2.3 ppm every year as we continue to burn fossil fuels.

•Gradually increasing CO2 is an example of quantitative change. So far, the impacts of this CO2 have been manageable for most of us earthlings, but the question is how long can this go on? An extreme example of too much CO2 is the planet Venus, where the CO2 level is hundreds of times higher than on earth and the average temperature is around 457 degrees, hot enough to melt lead. (See:–Lessons from Venus)

•If you sit in a car on a hot day in the sun with the windows rolled up, you quickly come to a turning point when you feel too hot. The normal solution to the problem is to roll the windows down, or turn on the air conditioner. The question for earth is, “When are we too hot?”

•No one knows exactly when we will hit a turning point that will mark a qualitative change for civilization, but the international scientific consensus, ratified in Copenhagen, Denmark in December, 2009, is that temperatures must not be allowed to rise more than 2 degrees Celsius (about 3 1/2 degrees F) to “stave off the worst effects of climate change.” (See: press release from the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen). These “worst effects” are truly horrible–droughts across much of the world, floods, storms, heat waves, millions if not billions of deaths. See or www.climate to connect the dots for many of the impacts of global warming around the world.

•Similarly, no one knows exactly what level of CO2 in the atmosphere will lead to this disastrous turning point. Leading U.S. climate scientist James Hansen has estimated that 350 parts per million is an upper safe limit. Some groups feel that 450 ppm would be acceptable as an upper limit, and some people feel that a doubling of the pre-industrial level to 560 ppm would be OK. However, most climate models indicate that even 450 ppm would likely exceed the 2 degrees Celsius temperature increase.

•Even worse, if we don’t stop the increase in CO2, earth itself could reach some qualitative turning points. For example, as the earth heats up, the tundra releases methane gas, an even stronger greenhouse gas than CO2. And this can become a vicious spiral where more heat releases more methane gas, which then creates more heat. This could cause the climate to spiral out of control, which happened at least once in earth’s history, 250 million years ago, although the exact cause is still under debate. Apparently back then the earth became so hot and miserable that 90% of all life forms died. It is very unlikely that humans could survive such a devastating event if it were to happen again. See the book by Michael J. Benton: “When Life Nearly Died, The Greatest Mass Extinction of all Time”, for more about this catastrophe.

•Given that such horrific outcomes are a real possibility, we need to be taking every possible precautionary step to reduce CO2 emissions.

•We can’t just roll the windows down on earth, but we can use alternatives to fossil fuels–wind, solar, and hydroelectric power for clean, renewable energy. We can also use electricity to power our cars (see my blog Solar Power and Electric Cars) for more discussion of this. We can build more energy efficient buildings that consume less natural gas for heat, and we can do much more. Altogether this is an enormous challenge, and it will take all of humanity to work together to solve the problem. Maybe you will be the one to find a better battery, a better solar panel, a way to produce fusion energy, a way to clean carbon dioxide and methane (another greenhouse gas) out of the air, or other ways to address this problem!!

•What we need is a turning point where masses of people recognize the problem and work to solve it. We are already experiencing serious extreme weather events, and this is only going to get worse. Unfortunately the major media are still controlled by people who support the oil companies’ viewpoint that global warming is not really a problem, and that the climate scientists are alarmists. When the big corporations who control the media understand that their livelihood depends on stopping global warming, I think we will see a dramatic turning point. All of us should work to educate people and build a mass movement to support clean energy and clean transportation, and demand an end to the use of fossil fuels. Every single voice adds up to a very loud shout–and that’s when real change happens.

•Just for fun you can also check out my blog Songs About Global Warming 


The Military’s Pandora’s Box 

by Dr. Nick Begich and Jeane Manning 



The Most Secret Covert Black Operation In World History

Posted on February 4, 2015 by State of the Nation 2014 

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Climate Engineering Weather Warfare, and the Collapse of Civilization

January 31, 2014 

[More articles listed on the right at the link above]


“… Regarding the deception which will be used to mislead the enemy and create conditions of deniability, the US Air Force said that the enemy’s information systems would be spoofed so they’d make wrong decisions. The spoofing would also allow them to disguise their weather attacks, which they said would be indistinguishable from naturally occurring weather. The Naval Law Review’s 1998 article, A Primer on the Employment of Non-Lethal Weapons, stated that weather modification could be used as a NLW.1

A 1994 US Air Force JNLWD report also advocated using weather attacks to reduce the comfort levels of the enemy. These weather attacks, according to NLW advocate John Alexander, will play a strategic role in future conflicts. He describes weather warfare as a possible weapon of mass destruction.

The US Navy’s 1994 Nonlethal Warfare Proposal, acknowledged the successful use of weather modification as an instrument of warfare in Vietnam and described how the creation of floods, blizzards, and droughts could be used to destroy a nation’s economy.

The creation of fog is now possible. Synthetic fog made from glycols and glycerin has even been proposed as a nonlethal weapon. Fog has been widely used in the entertainment industry for years. According to the US Air Force, equipment exists which will quickly generate thick fog 100 meters long.

A precision lightning strike with synthetic lightning is also possible. The 2005 book, Weapons Grade: How Modern Warfare Gave Birth to Our High-Tech World, mentioned that artificial lightning had been accomplished using lasers. One reportedly had a range of about 200 meters, but could possibly be extended to about 2 miles. The 1997 Weather Wars: Pentagon Plans Weather as a Weapon article by the New York Times noted that the US Air Force was considering using such lasers for lightning attacks.

The US Air Force itself referenced using controlled lightning strikes to attack its targets. The Tofflers suggested that lasers can even be used to cut holes in the ozone layer above the land of an adversary…..”

An excerpt

More on HAARP, the Tesla Death Ray, etc. at 

Three volumes, an appendix and other links here as well. 


July 9, 2013

Stealth Terror I: Weather Warfare and the End of America 

James R. Hanson 


There is, of course, more.  It’s ongoing, both the acts and the debates and the spin. 

Keep your eyes (and your mind) open.  

Keep calm, and watch out for stobor.

upright and stable


Upright and stable

Scientists discover a “mini-brain” in spinal cord that helps keep us balanced

Keeping ourselves upright is something most of us shouldn’t need to think a whole lot about, given we’ve been doing it almost our entire lives. But when it comes to dealing with more precarious terrain, like walking on ice or some sort of tight rope, you might think some pretty significant concentration is required. But researchers have found that even in our moments of great instability, our subconsciousness is largely responsible for keeping us from landing on our backsides. This is due to what scientists are describing as a mini-brain, a newly mapped bunch of neurons in the spinal cord which processes sensory information and could lead to new treatment for ailing motor skills and balance.

How the brain creates a sensory percept and turns it into an action is one of the central questions in neuroscience,” says Martin Goulding, senior author of the research paper and professor at the Salk Institute. “Our work is offering a really robust view of neural pathways and processes that underlie the control of movement and how the body senses its environment. We’re at the beginning of a real sea change in the field, which is tremendously exciting.”

The work of Goulding and his team focuses on how the body processes light touch, in particular the sensors in our feet that detect changes in the surface underfoot and trigger a reaction from the body.

“Our study opens what was essentially a black box, as up until now we didn’t know how these signals are encoded or processed in the spinal cord,” says Gould. “Moreover, it was unclear how this touch information was merged with other sensory information to control movement and posture.”

Gould is referring to the numerous sources from which our brains gather information to keep us upright. Signals from our eyeballs will tell us a surface may be slippery, sensors in our ears keep our head level, while signals come from our arms and legs to keep everything in synch. Scientists have believed that the signals coming from light touch sensors are processed by neural circuits in the spinal cord, but until now have been unable to determine the intricacies of this complex system.

Working with mice, Goulding’s team employed advanced imaging techniques to track nerve fibers that carry the signals as they travel from light touch sensors in the feet to the spinal cord. What they found was that the fibers connected with a group of neurons called RORα neurons, which are also connected with the motor region of the brain.

Genetically modifying the mice so that the RORα neurons were disabled led to a significant loss in sensitivity in their skin, though they were still capable of walking and keeping their balance on flat ground. But when the team led the animals to walk across a narrow beam the difference became clear, with regular mice performing much better than the clumsy rodents whose RORα neurons were disabled.

The scientists say the difference between the two groups of mice was an ability to sense when they were slipping off the beam and correct their footing. They believe this corresponds with the ability to keep one’s balance on slippery surfaces.

And because the RORα neurons also connect with neurons in the ventral spinal cord that control movement, the team says they are at the core of a so-called mini-brain: a cluster of neurons in the spinal cord that integrates signals from the brain with sensory signals and moves limbs accordingly.

“We think these neurons are responsible for combining all of this information to tell the feet how to move,” says Steeve Bourane, a postdoctoral researcher in Goulding’s lab. “If you stand on a slippery surface for a long time, you’ll notice your calf muscles get stiff, but you may not have noticed you were using them. Your body is on autopilot, constantly making subtle corrections while freeing you to attend to other higher-level tasks.”

The researchers say that improving our understanding of these circuits should help in the development of therapies for spinal cord injuries and conditions that hamper motor skills and balance.

The team’s research was published in the journal Cell.

Source: Salk Institute 







The Be More Human Experience 



8 Resources to Raise Awareness about the Health of our Disabled Population

Nearly 1 in 5 people – 56.7 million – have a disability in the U.S.

(1). Those with disabilities are more likely than those without

disabilities to report having poorer overall health, less access to adequate healthcare and more engagement in risky behaviors such as smoking and physical inactivity

(2). These facts were enough to encourage our team to put together a toolkit to help raise awareness about the health and safety of our disabled population.

Access to Medical Care for Individuals with Mobility Disabilities’s Guide to Health Information and Resources

Disability Accommodation Cost Guide

Home Safety for People with Disabilities

Fire Safety & Disabilities Guide’s Guide to Transportation

Disability and Obesity

Physical Activity for People with Disabilities


Putting the Public Back in Public Health

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