Monthly Archives: April 2016

stark-raving

stark-raving

I received via US Postal Service (so thus duly recorded by The Borg inside the Beltway) a copy of “American War Machine” by Peter Dale Scott (https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780742555945 ), much of which has already been published on the World Wide Web, as he notes in the section entitled “Acknowledgements”.  It will take its place on my bookshelf next to other similar tomes by this pre-eminent practitioner of deep state research, next to David Ray Griffin, James Douglass and their brethren in spirit (after I am done reading it). I’m just about to turn the page to page 1. 

But the Sharpie yellow accent tool leaped off the desk before I could turn the page:

“At eighty-one, I do not expect to write another as long and as complex as this one. But I feel a great sense of gratitude for the number of young people doing similar research in these areas. This allows me to feel confident that, no matter what hapens ot America’s government, the search for truth is currently flourishing — and will, I believe, continue to gain in strength.”

The world owes a huge debt of gratitude to Peter Dale Scott and no one will ever measure up to his stature and standard, but they use to say that about Lou Gehrig. Scott’s accomplishment will only spur someone like you. 

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http://www.wanttoknow.info/ 

http://www.wanttoknow.info/911information 

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A user with IP address 176.10.107.180 has been locked out from the signing in or using the password recovery form for the following reason: Used an invalid username ‘boydownthelane’ to try to sign in.

User IP: 176.10.107.180

User hostname: torexit.schokomil.ch

User location: Uster, Switzerland

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uster

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LB_T83aw-Y 

[Ed.: Remuneration of cabfare…]

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Levaquin Hamburg-er

 

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New Jason Bourne movie trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GK3KHr7OzU4 

 

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http://www.lifehack.org/385588/tenacious-8-killer-mental-models-you-need-order-thrive 

 

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Find a mentor.

If you can’t find one…

find two or three.

Adam Marelli 

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http://www.naturalblaze.com/2016/04/27-quotes-that-will-inspire-you-to-walk-tall.html 

 

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Renowned artist Doug Auld joins James on this edition to discuss the social and political dimensions of his life’s work. Auld’s most recent and controversial collection, Those Who Blew the Whistle (2016), consists of 50 unique portraits of “people willing to bring upon themselves enormous controversy and upheaval for seemingly little to no reward.”

More, along with artwork and the podcast, at the link:

https://memoryholeblog.com/2016/04/22/art-of-the-unspeakable/ 

 

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Speaking of art (in this case at the intersection of automotive engineering and history), here is the daily Hemmings.com newsletter for Friday April 22nd, 2016.

 

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Have we gone stark-raving nuts?”, Presidential wannabe Cruz said in reference to a matter which got Curt Schilling fired, Twitter glowing red-hot, and numerous LGBT groups promising to boycott North Carolina.

Cruz, who is not without his own pecadilloes (they are very difficult to avoid if one is human), spoke in a form of Newspeak and perhaps could have said “Have we gone stark-raving nut-less?”, or perhaps “Have we lost our political cojones?”, our right to speak out.

We live in a world driven by social engineering, sound bites, the Tavistock model, and the political and financial whims of a cult of people who own their fealty to “science”, their own warped sense of the right to exert power in a vaccum, and Lucifer. [I’ve already pointed out where you can do your own research or follow that which has been already completed and published.] Thus it is difficult to express something sane and appropriate in an atmosphere this pre-poisoned, but let me give it a whack:

 

We need to preserve the personal safety, sanctity and sovereignty of everyone from the moment of conception until sometime well after they have passed on from this fleshy existence into the plane of the unknown.

 

Personal safety concerns don’t require much exposition. You know what I mean if you have ever been assaulted verbally, physically or sexually. The “right to carry” comes in here (thus setting off another controversy) but let’s not go there yet.

Let’s start at the moment of conception and work backwards for a moment. There is a great debate about whether the fetus has riights — Killary suggests that the Constitution does not recognize the legal rights of the marriage of sperm and egg (and legal rights often don’t honor the deeply spiritual)— but there are plenty of people who were conscious, mindful, and prayerful as they set about the work of creating a clone of themselves.

My God, there’s a lot wrapped up in that moment, no?

You bring to that moment all that you are and hope to be and merge it with the hopes, the past and the future of someone whom you regard highly, respect and love deeply. Lots of people don’t take that approach, but that’s their loss.

Perhaps you live in a way that suggests that such monentsm attitudes or mindfulness is disposable trash. If you are doing things like war, contamination, social and personal degradation, fighting over political control, etc., odds are that you already have a throw-away mentality. If you can’t encounter yourself amid the mysteries, joys and terrors of life, how can you encounter another human being?

Reading some of the writings of and about Jesus and Mary Magdalene that didn’t make it past the Nicean edit, or having experienced the moment of mystical union, the unwinding and re-winding of the coils of ancient and future cellular-level matter [find a copy of Quantum Healing: Exploring the Frontiers of Mind/Body Medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D., Bantam New Age Books, 1989]….

“When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside, and the above like the below, and when you make the female and the male one and the same, then you shall enter the Kingdom.” #22, Gospel According to Thomas

you may then be blessed with the opportunity to watch h/she whom you have created — in your moment of passion and deep, mindful love and spiritual awareness — grow up and evolve.

You are now charged with the education and training of said soul — though the laws may require that you cede much of that to others, you need not give up your self or that role — including especially the training and education in how to protect one’s own safety, sanctity and sovereignty. [Though it was not available to me, nor had I experienced and understood enough early on to make it a committed discipline for my children, I heartily recommend enrollment in a right and proper dojo with an aikido sensei or master. [Consult the bibliography of my e-book “Summon The Magic”.]

[By the way, did you know that, because that content is now encased in pdf format, you can freely alter the size of its appearance for reading ease?  Moreover, and this is a blessing for me because I no longer have to consider the fact that the entirety ought to have an index, a search function is built into each pdf. Thank you, Lord, for the grace of surviving long enough to buy an iMac and learn how to use it.]

So you are busy preserving the personal security, sanctity and sovereignty of your own flesh and blood….

Doesn’t it follow that you must necessarily act to preserve the personal security, sanctity and sovereignty of all children?

being well

being well

Source of featured image:

https://plus.google.com/communities/106367720977059375674

“… [W]here you live can have more to do with how long you live than your DNA, medical history, insurance status or experience with the health care system. When it comes to good health, our ZIP code can be more important than our genetic code….. Merely being black in America triggers exposure to stressors linked to premature biological aging. Research indicates that blacks get sick at younger ages, have more severe illnesses and are aging, biologically, more rapidly than whites. Scientists call this the “weathering effect,” or the result of cumulative stress.”

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/policy-dose/articles/2016-04-14/theres-a-huge-health-equity-gap-between-whites-and-minorities 

http://www.demos.org/sites/default/files/data_bytes/Happiness_WellBeing_BeyondGDP2.png 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQsuFvw43RA 

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It’s a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching: researchers at the School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist. “I really did not believe there were structures in the body that we were not aware of. I thought the body was mapped,” said Jonathan Kipnis, a professor in the Department of Neuroscience and director of the University’s Center for Brain Immunology and Glia. How these vessels could have escaped detection when the lymphatic system has been so thoroughly mapped throughout the body is surprising on its own.

But the true significance of the discovery lies in its ramifications for the study and treatment of neurological diseases ranging from autism to Alzheimer’s disease to multiple sclerosis. Kipnis said researchers no longer need to ask questions such as, “How do we study the immune response of the brain?” or “Why do multiple sclerosis patients have immune system attacks?” “Now we can approach this mechanistically — because the brain is like every other tissue connected to the peripheral immune system through meningeal lymphatic vessels,” Kipnis said. “We believe that for every neurological disease that has an immune component to it, these vessels may play a major role.” Kevin Lee, who chairs the Department of Neuroscience, recalled his reaction the first time researchers in Kipnis’ lab shared their basic result with him.

“I just said one sentence: ‘They’ll have to rewrite the textbooks.’ There has never been a lymphatic system for the central nervous system, and it was very clear from that first singular observation — and they’ve done many studies since then to bolster the finding — that it will fundamentally change the way people look at the central nervous system’s relationship with the immune system,” Lee said.

More, and a video:

https://news.virginia.edu/illimitable/discovery/theyll-have-rewrite-textbooks

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“Doctors know it’s important to talk with their patients about end-of-life care.

But they’re finding it tough to start those conversations. When they do, they’re not sure what to say, according to a national poll released Thursday.

Such discussions are becoming more important as baby boomers reach their golden years. By 2030, an estimated 72 million Americans will be 65 or over, nearly one-fifth of the U.S. population.

Medicare now reimburses doctors $86 to discuss end-of-life care in an office visit that covers topics such as hospice, living wills and do-not-resuscitate orders. Known as “advance care planning,” the conversations can also be held in a hospital.

More:

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/04/15/474267680/doctors-unsure-about-how-to-talk-with-patients-about-end-of-life-care 

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A major food company is labeling its pasta sauces as occasional treats because of health concerns

Business Insider

dolmio Reuters/Stefan WermuthDolmio pasta sauces are seen in a store in in London, Britain April 15, 2016. See Also. Mars Food tells customers to go easy on the pasta sauce · Dolmio and Uncle Ben’s tell customers to eat their products loaded with salt …

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In Depth:Mars Food Launches Global Health And Wellbeing Ambition To Provide Consumers With More Nutritional Food And …Montreal Gazette

[Ed.: Did someone decide that the “Mediterranean diet” — based on fresh fish, fresh vegetables, olive oil and red wine in moderation — was a failure? Statistically, that led to long life. In my household — I married an Italian-American — we eat and make tomato sauce from scratch, so we haven’t had jarred tomato sauce in over half a century.]

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http://www.mensfitness.com/life/entertainment/10-ways-music-can-boost-your-well-being 

Music CDs for Health & Well-Being

http://www.wellbaskets.com/mucdstoenhew.html

contact

contact

It’s about time Americans wake up to the fact that the medical profession does not determine a population’s health.

http://www.drjohnm.org/2016/04/access-to-healthcare-does-not-deliver-health/ 

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Now, the Moment You’ve Been Waiting For

April 13, 2016 By Dr John

Filed Under: Doctoring, Reflection

Some of my most poignant moments in medicine happen after the ablations and devices are finished. That’s when I go visit with patients up in the medical wards.

My legs are fried from standing all day. So I sit, a key move because then you are ready to listen. One good thing about computers in hospital rooms is they come with a stool, which is handy as a bedside chair.

This is slow time; a time for eye contact, an invitation. These are the moments when you hear things about a person. The connection goes way beyond the disease systems, the biomarkers, the CPT codes.

Maybe I am wrong, but it feels therapeutic. Sometimes the therapy goes in the opposite direction: I often remark to the person in the bed that she helped me more than I helped her. I leave the room thinking…that wasn’t fair.

These moments, not in the past nor the future, but in the present, surely count as Right Care.

In this wonderful talk, medical student, Saurabh Sinha discovers how being present in the moment, listening, and then seeing that people aren’t lists of diseases, but simply fellow humans who are suffering. I don’t know how you put caring into a quality measure or enter it into an electronic health record, but it’s what we all hope for when we get sick. This is Right Care>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkNtQrZfmZE 

http://www.drjohnm.org/2016/04/right-care-there-is-always-something-to-do/

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“In most of our human relationships, we spend much of our time reassuring one another that our costumes of identity are on straight.” 

Ram Dass

“Every religion is the product of the conceptual mind attempting to describe the mystery.” 

Ram Dass 

https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/14525.Ram_Dass

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/be-here-now-ram-dass/1100548946 

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LSD Makes The Brain More Complete: Scientists

Tech Times

For the first time, scientists developed brain scans of people who were high on LSD and saw how the psychedelic substance affects brain activity and connectivity.

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realization

realization

I recently bought a brand-spanking-new digital SLR, an EOS Rebel T5i with both the EF-S 18-55mm and the EF 75-300 mm lenses, from one of those big houses in NYC.  I got a steal of a deal, along with a standard beginner’s filter pack, and the usual. Canon was bringing out a new product and there was some shelf-clearing going on. 

So that’s not my image of the footsteps in the sand dune…

While I was waiting for my new Canon to arrive, I found my way to YouTube and built a file of dozens of hours of YouTube instructional videos from multiple sources plus the portals to over ten YouTube channels on tips and techniques for basic, travel, pro and business-oriented material. 

It’s tucked away in a file I call the Canon canon.

I’ve unboxed the camera, registered it, insured it, charged the battery, and started to learn all its bells and whistles as well as view some of those videos as a good refresher. 

I have a lot of learning to do.

photography

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The Art of Travel Photography (Lorne Resnick)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=En0DIfiu6TA

[An outstanding 47-minute video lecture on the art of emotion in photography, sales, and more by a nationally-recognized pro in the field]

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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lomography/the-lomography-daguerreotype-achromat-29-64-art-lens 

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https://mediapsychology101.com/2016/04/09/what-is-a-picture-really-worth-logos-in-advertising/ 

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“… complete awareness of the body and mind in relation to the goal is known as zanshin.

Zanshin is a word used commonly throughout Japanese martial arts to refer to a state of relaxed alertness. Literally translated, zanshin means “the mind with no remainder.” In other words, the mind completely focused on action and fixated on the task at hand. Zanshin is being constantly aware of your body, mind, and surroundings without stressing yourself. It is an effortless vigilance.

In practice, though, zanshin has an even deeper meaning.

Zanshin is choosing to live your life intentionally and acting with purpose rather than mindlessly falling victim to whatever comes your way…..”

http://www.lifehack.org/383170/zanshin-learning-the-art-attention-and-focus-from-legendary-samurai-archer 

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The Network Effect, Jobs and Entrepreneurial Vitality

Posted on April 7, 2016 by Charles Hugh Smith

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2016/04/network-effect-jobs-entrepreneurial-vitality.html#more-55118 

“… All the incubator projects around the world are attempting to kickstart an entrepreneurial Network Effect…..”

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A link that showed up in my blog comments:

https://projectbreakthrough.com/ 

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“… The dangers that society will face in the years ahead are regrettable, but there’s no point in allowing anxiety, frustration, or apathy to overcome you. 

Face the future with courage, curiosity, and optimism rather than fear. You can be a winner, and if you plan carefully, you will be. 

The great period of change will give you a chance to regain control of your destiny. And that in itself is the single most important thing in life…..”

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-04-08/greater-depression-has-started-comparing-1930s-to-today 

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“… Look around you. But don’t force your definition on what’s there.

Don’t anticipate what you will find.

It will find you….”

 

Richard Rappaport, in “Carnegie Tech, Robert Lepper and the Oakland Project”, 1989, about a 2-year course, “Individual and Social Analysis”, focusing on community and personal memory as factors in artistic expression

Ahead, Miles

Ahead, Miles

 

I didn’t need a shot in the arm to enjoy or respect Miles Davis, but my understanding just went to another level.

 

featured image:

http://laughingsquid.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Miles-Ahead.jpg?w=750 

 

“… Cheadle made a counterproposal, offering a take that would be truer to the restless creative spirit of Davis, who struggled with addiction and abused his wife, even as he was making some of the most beautiful and groundbreaking music of his time: “It’s got to be gangster. It’s got to be wild. It’s got to be tumultuous and crazy. It’s got to feel like we’re in his head. I want to walk around inside his head. I said, ‘I want to do Don Cheadle is Miles Davis, as Miles Davis. I want to do a movie that Miles Davis would want to star in.’ ”

That movie became “Miles Ahead” — Cheadle’s feature debut as a director.

Written with Steve Baigelman (who shared a story credit on the 2014 James Brown biopic “Get on Up”), the story is framed as a 1979 interview with a music writer (Ewan McGregor) investigating Davis’s five-year hiatus from recording between 1975 and 1980, during which the musician wallowed in drugs, alcohol and sex. Presented as Davis’s somewhat addled version of that period, the movie jumps back and forth between 1979 — as Davis fights with Columbia Records over a mysterious session tape that neither party wants the other to have — and the late ’50s and ’60s, during Davis’s courtship of and stormy 10-year marriage to his first wife, Frances Taylor. Played by Emayatzy Corinealdi, Frances ultimately walks out on her husband, after getting slugged once too often.

Cheadle acknowledges that a portrait of such high contrasts can be hard to bring into focus. (“I was born modal,” Davis says in the film, by way of justifying his volatile nature.) That difficulty applies not only to the audience, but also to the writer and director — in a screenplay that can feel, Cheadle says, ‘like shifting tectonic plates, under an earthquake about to erupt.’…”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/in-portraying-jazzman-miles-davis-don-cheadle-took-his-cues-from-his-subject/2016/03/31.html 

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