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Antarctica Experiment Discovers Puzzling Space Ray Pattern

Posted by Admin on July 31, 2010

A puzzling pattern in the cosmic rays bombarding Earth from space has been discovered by an experiment buried deep under the ice of Antarctica.

Cosmic rays are highly energetic particles streaming in from space that are thought to originate in the distant remnants of dead stars.

But it turns out these particles are not arriving uniformly from all directions. The new study detected anoverabundance of cosmic rays coming from one part of the sky, and a lack of cosmic rays coming from another.

This odd pattern was detected by the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, an experiment still under construction that is actually intended to detect other exotic particles called neutrinos. In fact, scientists have gone out of their way to try to block out all signals from cosmic rays in order to search for the highly elusive neutrinos, which are much harder to find.

Yet in sifting through their cosmic-ray data to try to separate it from possible neutrino signals, the researchers noticed the intriguing pattern.

“IceCube was not built to look at cosmic rays. Cosmic rays are considered background,” said University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher Rasha Abbasi in a statement. “However, we have billions of events of background downward cosmic rays that ended up being very exciting.”

Previous studies have found a similar lopsidedness (called anisotropy) in the sky over the Northern Hemisphere, but this was the first time scientists saw that the pattern extended to the southern sky visible from Antarctica.

“At the beginning, we didn’t know what to expect,” Abbasi said. “To see this anisotropy extending to the Southern Hemisphere sky is an additional piece of the puzzle around this enigmatic effect – whether it’s due to the magnetic field surrounding us or to the effect of a nearby supernova remnant, we don’t know.”

One idea to explain the asymmetry is that a star may have recently died in a supernova explosion relatively nearby, and its remnant may be pouring out loads of cosmic rays that would dominate the signals we receive.

Whether or not the mystery gets solved, the observations could help scientists understand more about how cosmic rays are formed in the first place. Growing consensus favors the supernova remnant idea, though the details are not hammered out. Scientists think that the shells around dead stars, made of puffed-out layers of gas that were expelled by the star before it exploded, contain strong magnetic fields that may act as cosmic particle accelerators, speeding up particles to close to the speed of light.

“This is exciting because this effect could be the ‘smoking gun’ for our long-sought understanding of the source of high-energy cosmic rays,” Abbasi said.

IceCube’s findings on cosmic rays are detailed in a paper published Aug. 1 in the Astrophysical Journal Letters.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20100730/sc_livescience/antarcticaexperimentdiscoverspuzzlingspaceraypattern#

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Chris Story’s Last Column

Posted by Admin on July 31, 2010

WORST FINANCIAL TERRORISM SABOTAGE IN HISTORY

U.S. CADRES TOO COWARDLY, WEAK AND FECKLESS TO ARREST BUSH SR. FOR FINANCIAL TERRORISM AND OPEN-ENDED WANTON MAFIOSO SABOTAGE

Saturday 10 July 2010 00:01

NEW INFORMATION:

BELOW: 
CIA/MI6.OBAMA/BUSH SR./CHENEY ORDERED CHISTOPHER STORY’S ASSASSINATION 
AND ARE SUPRISED AND TERRIFIED THAT HE IS NOT DEAD

OBAMA AND BUSH ‘SPOKEN TO’ BY MEN WITH GUNS

•When ‘President’ Barack Hussein Obama touched down on the White House Lawn at 5:30pm on 9th July, he was ‘spoken to’. Enquiries by this service confirm that those doing the ‘speaking’ were not Secret Service operatives. On the contrary they were men with guns.

• Within the past 24-30 hours, private citizen George Godfather H. W. Bush Sr. has likewise been ‘spoken to’ twice. The people doing the ‘speaking’ were men with guns.

•The Chinese have had enough and are ready to take drastic lethal measures.

• Private citizens George H. W. Bush Sr. and Neil Bush think they are immortal and can take the loot they are blocking to the grave.

•Obama, who answers to the private citizen George H. W. Bush Sr., is saying he’s a ‘national citizen’. In order to be President of the United States, under the Constitution and the Soldiers and Sailors Act, you have to be a NATURAL citizen born in the United States or born in a US military family serving abroad.

CIA/CHENEY/MI6/OBAMA/BUSH SR. HAVE ATTEMPTED 
TO ASSASSINATE CHRISTOPHER STORY

A detailed report on this assassination attempt and the horrible illness inflicted on the Editor as a consequence will be published as soon as feasible.

•We now have proof that the CIA/MI6/Obama/Bush/Cheney issued an assassination order against this Editor. We have proof that they are suprised that the Editor is not dead.

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THE WHOLE WORLD AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL KNOWS IN DETAIL ABOUT THIS U.S. CORRUPTION AND CRIMINAL FINANCIAL TERRORISM CRISIS, NOT LEAST FROM THIS WEBSITE.

THEY RIGHTLY REGARD THE UNITED STATES AS AN ARROGANT, RUTHLESS PARIAH STATE THAT IMAGINES IT CAN DO WHAT IT PLEASES AS IT DESTROYS ITSELF

• LIENHOLDERS HAVE SEIZED CONTROL OF BANK OF AMERICA, CHARLOTTE, NC., AND OF DEUTSCHE BANK, FRANKFURT AND HAVE CLEANED OUT THE SABOTEURS: SEE BELOW

• HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN SIGNED THE NECESSARY PAYOUT DOCUMENTS, AS EXPECTED, DURING HER VISIT TO NEW YORK. SHE WAS DOUBLE-CROSSED BY BUSH SR.

• SEE KEY POINTS BELOW AND CONFIRMATION IN ATTORNEY-AT-LAW A. CLIFTON HODGES’ LETTER TO THE BRITISH CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER, GEORGE OSBORNE, DATED 8TH JULY 2010. THIS LETTER CONFIRMS ALL OF THE KEY POINTS OUTLINED BELOW.

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[Adverstising deleted.]

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NEW REPORT STARTS HERE:

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KEY POINTS:

•The Lienholders exercised a foreclosure and management takeover on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd July 2010 of Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt, Germany and of Bank of America, Charlotte, NC. They took this action due to ongoing sabotage by the US official keptocracy.

• They immediately removed people in both banks working for the saboteurs and opponents of the necessary resolutions and cleared derivatives (toxic debt) off the balance sheets.

•This took Deutsche Bank out of the control of Bush Sr.’s agent [see earlier reports: Archive], Chancellor Angela Merkel, and the saboteurs in Germany.

•Likewise they took the CIA’s compromised Bank of America out of the control of the corrupt bankers and CIA saboteurs in the United States.

•Her Majesty The Queen signed the necessary authorities for the Refunding Programme, the Loan Facility and other necessary papers during her visit to New York, as expected.

•As a result of the above the necessary funds were available for distribution 
on Tuesday 6th July 2010.

•As usual, George Bush Sr. interfered, as a consequence of which the Chinese parties had a ‘talk’ with the corrupt, demonic Godfather Bush Sr.

• By 7th July (Wednesday) a full meeting of Compliance Officers had taken place and the parties were again said to be prepared to initiate the transfers.

•Whereupon the corrupt Leon Panetta, Director of Central Intelligence (CIA), pathetically following ‘instructions’ issued by a private citizen named George H. W. Bush and issued to his poodle in the White House, the gutless Barack Hussein Obama, issued instructions to banking authorities the ‘placate but do not pay’ (accounting for the immediate lies summarised below), thus ‘preventing’ the feckless and terrified banking authorities from making any transfers.

•Bush Sr.’s poodle, Barack Hussein Obama, is too weak and lacking in backbone to grasp that Bush Sr.’s threats [see below] are BLUFF. He lacks the spine to stand up to this crook and face him down, which is the only way to deal with these possessed ‘Black’ US Nazi operatives, as we have amply demonstrated on this website

• On 7th July, the Chinese authorities then had another talk’ with Bush Sr., as a consequence of which the payout procedures were put back in place on that date, to start up at 3:00pm EDT..

•Having thus lied as usual to the Chinese parties, private citizen Bush Sr. contacted Barack Hussein Obama and INSTRUCTED HIM not to allow the release of the funds.

• In that telephone call to the White House, Bush Sr. also threatened that if Obama authorised release of the funds, Bush Sr. would go to the Supreme Court and have Obama’s Presidency terminated’ [see earlier reports, notably the Biden comment on this score].

•As a consequence, the terrified and gutless Obama obeyed the private citizen George H. W. Bush and the agreed-upon payout of the Settlement funds has not taken place.

•Michael C. Cottrell, BA, M.S., was duly advised on Tuesday 6th July that the preliminary payment due to him would be satisfied on that date and that the Loan Facility would be in place on Thursday 8th July 2010.

• On Friday 9th July ‘the word went out’ that Mr Cottrell was not to be paid, the opposite of what had been categorically stated earlier.

•The payments agreed to and set out in the Basel List have not been affected as a direct consequence of this sabotage.

• Given the above, Gold Badges, US Law Enforcement, the corrupted US military under the former CIA Director Robert Gates, et al., are all in continuing dereliction of their duty in failing to arrest and lock up the Financial Terrorist George H. W. Bush Sr., either because they, like Joseph Biden, are all blackmailed and compromised, or because they fear that Mr Bush Sr.’s thuggists will murder them, and because they lack the intelligence to understand that Bush Sr.’s behaviour amounts to nothing more than the familiar childish, weak Psy-Ops BLUFF and bullying overfamiliar to students of the Mafiosi Godfathers, of which this criminal is the most ruthless and dangerous operative alive today.

•US law enforcement, Gold badges, feckless CIA operatives, cloth-eared, arrogant and corrupt US military cadres have accordingly dragged the reputation of the United States below sewer level in the eyes of all in the know at highest levels worldwide, with their gutless behaviour.

• Everyone who is anyone in positions of relevant importance worldwide is fully aware of this scandalous state of affairs, not least from this website, which has enormous clout ‘where it matters’. They had better exercise their powers to put an end to what is undoubtedly the biggest financial terrorism and corruption crisis in world history.

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LETTER FROM ATTORNEY-AT-LAW A. CLIFTON HODGES TO GEORGE OSBORNE, 
BRITISH CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER: 8TH JULY 2010

HODGES AND ASSOCIATES

A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION

4 EAST HOLLY STREET 
SUITE

202 
PASADENA 
CA 91103

Telephone: (626) 564-9797

Facsimile: (626) 564-9111

A. Clifton Hodges

James S. Kostas

Donald W. Ricketts*

*Of Counsel

July 8th, 2010

MOST URGENT

Sent Via E-Mail and Facsimile

The Right Honorable George Osborne, MP 
Chancellor of the Exchequer

HM Treasury

Horse Guards Road

London SW1A 2HQ

Fax No. 020 7270 4580

Re: U.S. Dollar Refunding Project

Dear Honorable George Osborne:

I write to you once more in furtherance of matters raised in my prior correspondence of June 25, 2010; I understand that you have received instructions regarding my approach, and the various points raised in my earlier messages.

Your assistance is most urgently required in addressing these matters, and the apparent disavowal of earlier agreements made and reaffirmed at previous G-8 meetings concerning the U.S. Dollar Refunding Project. I write on behalf of my clients Michael C. Cottrell, B.A., M.S., of Erie, Pennsylvania, USA, and his corporations: Pennsylvania Investments, Inc., registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and Cottrell Securities Limited, registered in England and Wales.

The events of the past week are difficult to understand, and impossible to tolerate. I am advised and understand that the Lienholders executed a foreclosure and management takeover Fri-Sat 2-3 July of Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, and of Bank of America in Charlotte, NC.

They “cleaned out” both banks of people working for the opponents and cleared toxic debt [including derivatives] off the bank balance sheets.

Accordingly, they took DB out of the control of Angela Merkel and opponents in Germany, and they took BOA out of all possible control by the opponents in this country. As a result of these actions, it was expected that the World Global Settlement funds could be distributed this week.

These funds were available for distribution on Tuesday, July 6.

Because George Bush Sr. was initiating interference, the Chinese authorities then had a “talk” with Bush Sr. By Wednesday afternoon a full Compliance Officer meeting had been conducted, and the appropriate parties were again prepared to initiate the transfers when Mr. Leon Panetta, pursuant to instructions from President Obama and George Bush Sr. issued instructions to the banking authorities to “

placate but do not pay”; this prevented the authorities from making any such transfers.

I am advised that the Chinese authorities then had another “talk” with Bush Sr., and all was ready again on today, July 7, and set to commence @ 3:00 PM EDT.

At approximately 3:00 PM EDT, I am told by several sources, George Bush Sr. apparently contacted President Obama and instructed him not to allow release of the funds. Bush Sr. then advised the President that if the funds were released, Bush would “go to the Supreme Court and have Obama’s Presidency terminated”. In accord with these instructions, the payout of the World Global Settlement funds has not proceeded.

THE PAYMENTS PREVIOUSLY AGREED TO AND SET FORTH ON THE BASEL LIST HAVE NOT BEEN MADE AS A DIRECT RESULT OF THESE CONTINUED DELAYS.

Direct intervention through your good offices on behalf of the Royal Monarchal Power, is absolutely required to bring this matter to conclusion. To secure release of these Settlement funds, it is imperative that your power as one of the U.S. Treasury Lienholders, be exercised with such force as may be required to effect completion.

I respectfully plead that you utilize the inherent Royal Monarchal Power at the earliest possible moment to ensure completion of this funding.

Thank you in advance for your assistance; please contact me directly if I can provide any additional information or help.

Sincerely,

HODGES AND ASSOCIATES 
A. CLIFTON HODGES

ACH/gm

Cc: Lindell H. Bonney,

Sr. 
Colonel Dana Wilcox

Michael C. Cottrell, BA, MS

President Barack Obama

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Interpol, USNCB

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Afghan War Leaks Expose Costly, Deceitful March of Folly

Posted by Admin on July 28, 2010

by: Ray McGovern, t r u t h o u t | News Analysis

The brutality and fecklessness of the US-led war in Afghanistan have been laid bare in an indisputable way just days before the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on whether to throw $33.5 billion more into the Afghan quagmire, when that money is badly needed at home.

On Sunday, the web site WikiLeaks posted 75,000 reports written mostly by US forces in Afghanistan during a six-year period from January 2004 to December 2009. The authenticity of the material – published under the title “Afghan War Diary”  – is not in doubt.

The New York Times, which received an embargoed version of the documents from WikiLeaks , devoted six pages of its Monday editions to several articles on the disclosures, which reveal how the Afghan War slid into its current morass while the Bush administration concentrated US military efforts on Iraq.

WikiLeaks also gave advanced copies to the British newspaper The Guardian and the German newsmagazine Der Spiegel, thus, guaranteeing that the US Fawning Corporate Media could not ignore these classified cables the way it did five years ago with the “Downing Street Memo,” a leaked British document which described how intelligence was “fixed” around President George W. Bush’s determination to invade Iraq.

The Washington Post also led its Monday editions with a lengthy article about the WikiLeaks’ disclosure of the Afghan war reports.

Still, it remains to be seen whether the new evidence of a foundering war in Afghanistan will lead to a public groundswell of opposition to expending more billions of dollars there when the money is so critically needed to help people to keep their jobs, their homes and their personal dignity in the United States.

But there may be new hope that the House of Representatives will find the collective courage to deny further funding for feckless bloodshed in Afghanistan that seems more designed to protect political flanks in Washington than the military perimeters of US bases over there.

Assange on Pentagon Papers

WikiLeaks’ leader Julian Assange compared the release of the “Afghan War Diary” to Daniel Ellsberg’s release in 1971 of the Pentagon Papers. Those classified documents revealed the duplicitous arguments used to justify the Vietnam War and played an important role in eventually getting Congress to cut off funding.

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Ellsberg’s courageous act was the subject of a recent Oscar-nominated documentary, entitled “The Most Dangerous Man in America,” named after one of the less profane sobriquets thrown Ellsberg’s way by then-National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger.

I imagine Dan is happy at this point to cede that particular honorific to the WikiLeaks’ leaker, who is suspected of being Pfc. Bradley Manning, a young intelligence specialist in Iraq who was recently detained and charged with leaking classified material to WikiLeaks.

An earlier WikiLeaks’ disclosure – also reportedly from Manning – revealed video of a US helicopter crew cavalierly gunning down about a dozen Iraqi men, including two Reuters journalists, as they walked along a Baghdad street.

WikiLeaks declined to say whether Manning was the source of the material. However, possibly to counter accusations that the leaker (allegedly Manning) acted recklessly in releasing thousands of secret military records, WikiLeaks said it was still withholding 15,000 reports “as part of a harm minimization process demanded by our source.”

After Ellsberg was identified as the Pentagon Papers leaker in 1971, he was indicted and faced a long prison sentence if convicted. However, a federal judge threw out the charges following disclosures of the Nixon administration’s own abuses, such as a break-in at the office of Ellsberg’s psychiatrist.

In public speeches over the past several years, Ellsberg has been vigorously pressing for someone to do what he did, this time on the misbegotten wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Ellsberg also has praised Assange for providing a means for the documents to reach the public.

Ellsberg and other members of The Truth-Telling Coalition established on September 9, 2004, have been appealing to government officials who encounter “deception and cover-up” on vital issues to opt for “unauthorized truth telling.” (At the end of this story, see full text of the group’s letter, which I signed.)

Emphasizing that “citizens cannot make informed choices if they do not have the facts,” the Truth-Telling Coalition challenged officials to give primary allegiance to the Constitution and noted the readiness of groups like the ACLU and The Project on Government Oversight (POGO) to offer advice and support.

What’s New?

In a taped interview, Assange noted in his understated way that, with the Internet, the “situation is markedly different” from Pentagon Papers’ days. “More material can be pushed to bigger audiences and much sooner.”

Also, the flow of information can evade the obstructions of traditional news gatekeepers who failed so miserably to inform the American people about the Bush administration’s deceptions before the Iraq war.

People all over the world can get “the whole wad at once” and put the various reports into context, which “is not something that has previously occurred; that is something that can only be brought about as a result of the Internet,” Assange said.

However, Assange also recognized the value of involving the traditional news media to ensure that the reports got maximum attention. So, he took a page from Ellsberg’s experience by creating some competitive pressure among major news outlets, giving the 75,000 reports to the New York Times, The Guardian and Der Spiegel. Beginning Sunday afternoon, all three posted articles about the huge dump of information.

Assange noted that the classified material includes many heart-rending incidents that fit into the mosaic of a larger human catastrophe. These include one depicted in Der Spiegel’s reportage of accidental killings on June 17, 2007, when US Special Forces fired five rockets at a Koran school in which a prominent al-Qaeda functionary was believed to be hiding. When the smoke cleared, the Special Forces found no terrorist, but rather six dead children in the rubble of the school and another who died shortly after.

Role of Pakistan

Perhaps the most explosive revelations disclose the double game being played by the Pakistani directorate for Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI). Der Spiegel reported: “The documents clearly show that this Pakistani intelligence agency is the most important accomplice the Taliban has outside of Afghanistan.”

The documents also show ISI envoys not only are present when insurgent commanders hold war councils, but also give specific orders to carry out assassinations – including, according to one report, an attempt on the life of Afghan President Hamid Karzai in August 2008.

Former Pakistani intelligence chief, Gen. Hamid Gul, is depicted as an important source of aid to the Taliban and even, in another report, as a “leader” of the insurgents. The reports show Gul ordering suicide attacks and describe him as one of the most important suppliers of weaponry to the Taliban.

Though the Pakistani government has angrily denied US government complaints about Gul and the ISI regarding secret ties to the Taliban and even to al-Qaeda, the new evidence must raise questions about what the Pakistanis have been doing with the billions of dollars that Washington has given them.

Two Ex-Generals Got It Right

We have another patriotic truth-teller to thank for leaking the texts of cables that Ambassador (and former Lt. Gen.) Karl Eikenberry sent to Washington on November 6 and 9, 2009, several weeks before President Barack Obama made his fateful decision to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan.

In a somewhat condescending tone, Eikenberry described the request from Gen. Stanley McChrystal, then commander of allied forces in Afghanistan, for more troops as “logical and compelling within his narrow mandate to define the needs” of the military campaign.

But then Eikenberry warned repeatedly about “unaddressed variables” like militants’ “sanctuaries” in Pakistan. For example, the ambassador wrote:

“More troops won’t end the insurgency as long as Pakistan sanctuaries remain … and Pakistan views its strategic interests as best served by a weak neighbor.”

In Eikenberry’s final try at informing the White House discussion (in his cable of November 9), the ambassador warned pointedly of the risk that “we will become more deeply engaged here with no way to extricate ourselves.”

At the time, it seemed that Eikenberry’s message was getting through to the White House. On November 7, Der Spiegel published an interview with National Security Adviser (former Marine Gen.) James Jones, who was asked whether he agreed with General McChrystal that a substantial troop increase was needed. Jones replied:

“Generals always ask for more troops; I believe we will not solve the problem with more troops alone. You can keep on putting troops in and you could have 200,000 troops there and Afghanistan will swallow them up as it has done in the past.”

However, McChrystal and his boss, then-Central Command chief Gen. David Petraeus, pressed the case for more troops, a position that had strong support from Defense Secretary Robert Gates, former Vice President Dick Cheney, key hawks in Congress and Washington’s neoconservative-dominated opinion circles.

After months of internal debate, President Obama finally caved in and gave McChrystal nearly all the troops that he had requested. (McChrystal has since been replaced by Petraeus as commander of forces in Afghanistan.)

Despite the fact that the WikiLeaks disclosures offer fresh support for the doubters on the Afghan war escalation, Jones acted as the good soldier on Sunday, decrying the unauthorized release of classified information, calling WikiLeaks “irresponsible.”

Jones also lectured the Pakistanis:

“Pakistan’s military and intelligence services must continue their strategic shift against insurgent groups. The balance must shift decisively against al-Qaeda and its extremist allies. US support for Pakistan will continue to be focused on building Pakistani capacity to root out violent extremist groups.”

(Note: O.K. he’s a general. But the grammatical mood is just a shade short of imperative. And the tone is imperial/colonial through and through. I’ll bet the Pakistanis are as much swayed by that approach as they have been by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s admonitions not to be concerned about India – just terrorists.)

And regarding “progress” in Afghanistan? Jones added, “the US and its allies have scored several significant blows against the insurgency.”

However, that’s not the positive spin that Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen was offering just four weeks ago. On his way to Kabul, again, Mullen spoke of “recent setbacks in the Afghan campaign.”

“We underestimated some of the challenges” in Marja, the rural area of Helmand province that was cleared in March by US Marines, only to have Taliban fighters return. “They’re coming back at night; the intimidation is still there,” Mullen said.

Of the much more ambitious (and repeatedly delayed) campaign to stabilize the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar, Mullen said: “It’s going to take until the end of the year to know where we are there.”

Would you say yes to an additional $33.5 billion for this fool’s errand?

***

Text of 2004 Appeal from The Truth-Telling Coalition follows:

September 9, 2004

APPEAL TO: Current Government Officials
FROM: The Truth-Telling Coalition

It is time for unauthorized truth telling.

Citizens cannot make informed choices if they do not have the facts – for example, the facts that have been wrongly concealed about the ongoing war in Iraq: the real reasons behind it, the prospective costs in blood and treasure and the setback it has dealt to efforts to stem terrorism. Administration deception and cover-up on these vital matters has so far been all too successful in misleading the public.

Many Americans are too young to remember Vietnam. Then, as now, senior government officials did not tell the American people the truth. Now, as then, insiders who know better have kept their silence, as the country was misled into the most serious foreign policy disaster since Vietnam.

Some of you have documentation of wrongly concealed facts and analyses that – if brought to light – would impact heavily on public debate regarding crucial matters of national security, both foreign and domestic. We urge you to provide that information now, both to Congress and, through the media, to the public.

Thanks to our First Amendment, there is in America no broad Officials Secrets Act, nor even a statutory basis for the classification system. Only very rarely would it be appropriate to reveal information of the three types whose disclosure has been expressly criminalized by Congress: communications intelligence, nuclear data and the identity of US intelligence operatives. However, this administration has stretched existing criminal laws to cover other disclosures in ways never contemplated by Congress.

There is a growing network of support for whistleblowers. In particular, for anyone who wishes to know the legal implications of disclosures they may be contemplating, the ACLU stands ready to provide pro bono legal counsel, with lawyer-client privilege. The Project on Government Oversight (POGO) will offer advice on whistle blowing, dissemination and relations with the media.

Needless to say, any unauthorized disclosure that exposes your superiors to embarrassment entails personal risk. Should you be identified as the source, the price could be considerable, including loss of career and possibly even prosecution. Some of us know from experience how difficult it is to countenance such costs. But continued silence brings an even more terrible cost, as our leaders persist in a disastrous course and young Americans come home in coffins or with missing limbs.

This is precisely what happened at this comparable stage in the Vietnam War. Some of us live with profound regret that we did not at that point expose the administration’s dishonesty and perhaps prevent the needless slaughter of 50,000 more American troops and some 2 to 3 million Vietnamese over the next ten years. We know how misplaced loyalty to bosses, agencies and careers can obscure the higher allegiance all government officials owe the Constitution, the sovereign public and the young men and women put in harm’s way. We urge you to act on those higher loyalties.

A hundred forty thousand young Americans are risking their lives every day in Iraq for dubious purpose. Our country has urgent need of comparable moral courage from its public officials. Truth telling is a patriotic and effective way to serve the nation. The time for speaking out is now.

SIGNATORIES

Appeal from the Truth-Telling Coalition

Edward Costello, Former Special Agent (Counterintelligence), Federal Bureau of Investigation

Sibel Edmonds, Former Language Specialist, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Daniel Ellsberg, Former official, US Departments of Defense and State

John D. Heinberg, Former Economist, Employment and Training Administration, US Department of Labor

Larry C. Johnson, Former Deputy Director for Anti-Terrorism Assistance, Transportation Security and Special Operations, Department of State, Office of the Coordinator for Counter Terrorism

Lt. Col Karen Kwiatowski, USAF (ret.), who served in the Pentagon’s Office of Near East Planning

John Brady Kiesling, Former Political Counselor, US Embassy, Athens, Department of State

David MacMichael, Former Senior Estimates Officer, National Intelligence Council, Central Intelligence Agency

Ray McGovern, Former Analyst, Central Intelligence Agency

Philip G. Vargas, Ph.D., J.D., Dir. Privacy & Confidentiality Study, Commission on Federal Paperwork (Author/Director: “The Vargas Report on Government Secrecy” — CENSORED)

Ann Wright, Retired US Army Reserve Colonel and US Foreign Service Officer

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Throwing Away the Ace – the Illuminasti really don’t want you using your magic!

Posted by Admin on July 26, 2010

A repost and re-edit from a few months back. XH

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Now, this may be a little controversial – and healthy if it is!

I am very well aware of those teachings that tell us that, to the extent that we can move forward and hold higher energies, we must concentrate on this task as it helps to raise the whole. I have written about this extensively over the years, having received what to me is very sound guidance of good integrity on the subject: but, there is a problem in there somewhere, one that I sense is really of key importance.

The Illuminasti are past masters at creating confusion (since it is a powerful part of their ‘divide and rule’ philosophy). Often, in governmental legislation drawn up by their embedded agents, a directive will appear on one page, only to be directly contradicted on another. In that it gets lots of people spinning and frustrated, the confusion so created makes a platform for the next move – which, of course, is likely to be yet another piece of manipulation. Take this general ‘sowing confusion’ approach as a theme / technique that appears in many other places. Close to home, they will often set one piece of spiritual wisdom directly against another – both seeming eminently reasonable – and have exactly the same effect of leaving us spinning and frustrated. And disempowered.

Also, they like to seed ‘memes’ – ideas that run through whole sectors of the population, often ideas that seem quite reasonable, but actually manipulate in a subtle way. Some of these memes (the ‘spiritual’ ones) can be paired against actual wisdoms = the same effect again. I sense that much ‘New Age’ and spiritual thinking has been and is littered with such memes, although, to date, I have only spotted a few.

Back to the topic in hand.

I am quite certain that a key element of our spiritual journey up through frequency is the progressive move from ‘service to self’ to ‘service to the whole’. I do not have any doubts about this – and I believe this kind of service (however it looks to the individual) can be given without putting ones frequency at risk. As long as we are aware that there are always risks that can, indeed, diminish our frequencies, and protect ourselves accordingly.

As an ex-trekkie I remember the Borg in Star Trek – perhaps you do too? These high tech hive-cubes floated through space absorbing every life-form they came across. The while, they broadcast the terrifying phrase ‘resistance is futile….’ A great piece of intimidation, highly effective – few would turn and fight them.

Now, lets imagine another warring group, here on Earth and claiming an absolutely dominant position (even though their numbers are tiny). Yep, you’ve got it – the Illuminasti. Their greatest fear is ascending humanity coming into its power, against which they have no defence – and they know it. Just like the Borg, they are putting out the message / meme that says:

• Don’t look back
• You are only responsible for yourself and your own frequency
• Don’t resist or engage
• Never focus on negative things (= their works and intent), you will only give it / them energy
• You (as a spiritually elite group) have now been separated onto a higher path, don’t worry about the others they can now take their own paths
• The Illuminati are defeated, you don’t have to worry about them
• And so forth.

These are all so very, very close to the truth, but

I DON’T BELIEVE IT! For me, at least, IT’S ABSOLUTE BULL SHXXXT

Much too close to the Borg’s ‘resistance is futile’ position for my liking. After all, if you were the Illuminasti on one side of the war, and you could get your opposition (= us) to simply roll over, you would be delighted. Saves so much efforting! And the opposition, us, would be completely subjugated in the process.

This whole scenario stands four-square against the ‘service to the whole’ which I take to be an imperative of our evolutionary journey.

We are in the ultimate asymmetrical war. It is a war over the evolution (or not) of the human soul on planet Earth – this means us, and there is no way we can simply duck out. The Illuminasti come at the population with poisoning, chemtrails, wars, monetary collapses, homeland security, etc, etc – you know the menu well. Its all the old 3D stuff. One of their weapons of choice is the artificially generated frequency (range) used for dumbing down, agitating, creating suicidal feelings, etc. HAARP, Radio masts, TV frequencies, mobiles are all a part of this.

But, this is where the asymmetry comes in: we hold a powerful trump card that they cannot have – the absolute ultimate frequency weapon, which gets ever more potent as our own frequencies rise. We are gifted with the power to create, seal off, mirror back, decree against – and many other frequency-based techniques. Yes, we have to learn the way, but used in a context of high integrity, there is no reason why the use of such techniques should damage our own frequencies. Indeed, acting in integrity, and with a pure heart, my understanding is that the spiritual warrior will actually increase personal frequency while doing the warrior’s work

This is surely about RIGHT ACTION. The key message is not about not acting for our ‘spiritual welfare’ – that is the Illuminasti meme I believe is running: it IS about taking real action in a form that does not sacrifice the frequencies of those spiritual warriors who are able to engage, choosing to be involved and being pro-active. Maybe, direct action is not for everybody, but for me, in the context of the need for service to the whole, what is really out of integrity is:

• Not looking back but leaving the others to their fate (= another pawn off the board)
• Being selfishly responsible for ourselves and our own frequencies to the exclusion of what is happening to others ( “ )
• Not being willing to resist or engaging in the face of great crimes against humanity ( “ )
• Being not prepared to focus on negative things (= the collected works of the Illuminasti) so as to understand what is being done and find ways to negate the many despicable moves being made against humanity (= the whole)
• Believing that we (as an evolving spiritual elite) have now been rewarded by being separated onto a higher path, so we don’t need to worry about the others as they can now take their own paths which will be completely appropriate for them (= we are very ‘off the hook’! and disabled in the process.)
• Believing that Illuminati are defeated, so we don’t have to worry about them. (they are, in fact, exceedingly dangerous right to the very last moment – especially as they sense that they are loosing!)

We don’t need to engage in a forever battle, but to keep helping the rearguard as we move on upwards. It affects the nature and extent of our ascension, and what we finally succeed in creating as our New Reality.

Meanwhile, the poor, sensitive, misunderstood and downtrodden Illuminasti would like us to throw our ace away, please.

Yeah, right!

Xavier Hermes

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Illuminati’s consciousness control systems being de-activated: Upcoming ‘Tone’ changes physical reality permanently

Posted by Admin on July 26, 2010

Posted By: X_Hermes

Date: Saturday, 24-Jul-2010

http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?noframes;read=179114

A few days back I was awakened at about 1.00 a.m. in the morning, with the beginning ‘buzz’ of an incoming communication. This has not happened for a while. I went to my computer and started to type, not knowing where the words were to take me. In actuality they connect to some deeply esoteric work that a small group of us have been engaged in for a few months, and where we took our latest initiative only this last week (see the end of this article for hints!). This seems to be almost an announcement, fascinating in its time-proximity and content. All we need to do now is manifest its delivery! Read below to see what I mean…Xavier Hermes

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There is an upcoming event that begins and ends with a new cosmic sound that will resonate through our local Universe. The Bible refers to it as ‘The Word’, and it sets the tone for the whole of our physically manifested reality. This sound is also a key that allows many energy structures of a controlling nature that have long been locked in place to become unlocked and set aside. It is related to ‘the music of the spheres’ which is generally understood to denote the frequencies of various planetary bodies, forming a kind of musical scale. This cosmic sound is the key note of the scale that the spheres represent. The scale is also one related to the advancing of consciousness. Different levels of consciousness are arranged along and activated by this scale. The new sound replaces one of a lower frequency, and in so doing it moves the whole scale upwards. By activating a new consciousness structure it invites and enables a return to full consciousness for all of humanity.

Here on Earth, there is indeed an expectation of an event in the near future that will have a sudden and highly beneficial change effect. Many and various sources are predicting it, using all kinds of languaging. This is a single moment event that will be quite different in its impact from the daily escalating effects of the evolutionary pressures currently upon us – however much they may escalate and whatever changes they activate. This ‘key sound’ we refer to is sudden, happening, as the bible says, ‘in the twinkling of an eye’.

Veils will be rent asunder; old energy-based humanity-control systems will finally collapse; that which is a containment for humanity – with all its embedded programming of separation and dumbing down – will no longer be effective. The long battle for the souls of humanity will have been won, and we shall start to ‘have our true selves back’.

The great shift that has been held back, and held back, and held back to build it’s potential will happen as this cosmic sound arrives, and in an instant all will change, huge potentials will be released. The Earth and its planetary environment will never be the same. The Universe will never be the same either, for Earth represents the bottom rung of the consciousness ladder for fully sentient beings, indeed, it is the very densest and most challenging environment that beings like us, built to the human blueprint which exists all over our Universe, have ever survived in. Every other level of consciousness is ‘layered’ above that Earth base consciousness point along the scale that we refer to. If (as will now happen) the base level is allowed to rise dramatically, then all others will do the same. The whole scale will have shifted upwards, a new tone having been set, and it will effect every aspect of physicality.
This event is not tied in to 2012. Although it could happen after 2012, it is essentially imminent. Humanity itself is a large part of what will trigger this, and bring it forward – and humanity, as calibrated by its mass consciousness, is now more than ready to move, to make the jump. The required critical mass has already been established.

This jump is hugely profound. David Iyke comments that it takes us from a frequency set that is, for us, the lowest of all survivable levels, to the highest frequency that beings like us, still in physical bodies, can inhabit. Many ascensions have happened before in other places, but the size of the probable jump is why this ascension is unique. Our frequencies were, at the time of High Atlantis, well above where they are now. The fall was, in large part, engineered by outside forces (though humanity was not entirely blameless in what happened), and it has contributed massively to what has been learned on our subsequent journey.

For the reason of this gross outside interference we have been given a dispensation to jump back to where we were…or much higher (which is what is most likely). Already, in the last couple of years, the mass consciousness on our planet has leapt forward profoundly, yet it has much further to go, and in very short order, and the new tone sweeping our physical Universe enables this.

One of the powerful elements that has held humanity back is a system by which that thought-form called by some ‘the Illuminati Agenda’, essentially a suite of negative programming, has been constantly broadcast at us. We cannot simply ignore this, because well over half of humanity has been fitted (against our collective will) with a symbiotic energy structure that acts as a receptor, placed low in the back of the head, which ensures that we ‘keep on listening’. It is a kind of living and reproducing implant which is passed down the generations, although it does deteriorate after a few such until it finally needs replacing. It is those of us who are the now the distant descendants of the cross-breeding between man and the Annunaki that are especially vulnerable to this implant (which cross-breeding also denotes that well over half of us here are hybrid humans). The broadcast programming effectively ‘runs interference’ through our intellect, amongst other things, over-ruling the heart in matters of our judgement and understanding.

The insertion and reinforcing of this negative programming of the Illuminati Agenda is what keeps us separating into ‘tribal and cultural’ groups; it is what keeps us fighting; it is the source of many unnaturally low frequency thoughts and actions that cause who we really are (naturally much higher frequency incarnated beings) to be hidden behind and over-run by imposed low-level programming. The whole program system is designed to bring us down and keep us down.

A second factor is bringing these imposed control systems to an end. A few month back I posted an article called ‘Throwing Away the Ace’. It is about the Illuminasti inserting all sorts of memes and social / religious taboos to make sure that we surfs don’t start using our magic – because the Illuminasti are highly vulnerable if we do. So, a group of people took this on board and realised that our magic (which, coming from a higher frequency than the Illuminasti’s, will out-gun them) needed to be fully invoked in service to the whole. I shall re-post that article as an attachment to this one.

As a result of this decision to invoke our magic in service to the whole, a powerful group of people designed, specially constructed and commissioned a team of intelligent entities, working for the light – a team that is rapidly disassembling the whole illuminasti agenda broadcast and control system. The group of humans, using a technology that the Illuminasti use for negative control, have adapted it to create these powerful entities entirely dedicated to protecting the emerging light and the ascension process. They are like veritable bulldozers in the face of energetic opposition, and are ever more empowered by the energies that are ranged against them, which they absorb and utilise for their own operation.

Over the next month these Illuminasti broadcast control systems will simply cease to exist, their many broadcast points (both on and off planet) both the physical and enery-structure elements having been destroyed. As I check with my dowsing the program is nearing completion at over 85%. The receptors within many of us have been adapted to allow us to receive our true, higher heart qualities (a God-level broadcast we have been largely cut off from) and once again fill the space that has been occupied by the low level control program with something far more noble; far more appropriate to who we truly are. These are the six heart qualities first brought back to our attention by the wingmakers.

The six qualities (for those few who are not already familiar with them) are:

Appreciation: Showing gratitude and thankfulness as a positive emotion or attitude in acknowledgment of the soul-growth potential of all aspects of the world around us and in those challenges we face

Compassion: Being a deep awareness of and sympathy for another’s suffering, the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it

Forgiveness: The process of setting aside resentment, indignation or anger as a result of a perceived offence, difference or mistake, and/or ceasing to demand punishment or restitution.

Humility: The quality of being modest, reverential, even politely submissive, and never being arrogant, contemptuous or rude

Understanding: Showing comprehension of a situation or attitude while being discerning about it and empathetic towards others involved

Valour. Strength of mind in regard to danger; that quality which enables a person to encounter danger with firmness; personal bravery; courage; prowess;

intrepidity;

The actual words for each of these qualities has it’s own frequency, rather like the ‘musical’ scale referred to above, and especially when spoken out loud and with clear intent. They have been largely in dissonance with the old and long-running Illuminasti agenda programs, but they will be entirely in harmony with that which is released by the New Tone. Each of these qualities are a part of the cosmic scale mentioned at the beginning of this article. The action to re-establish these higher qualities through entities engineered for the task has been consciously taken by human beings, and draws the power to do so from our collective consciousness. The cosmic unlocking, the sound that is arriving shortly corroborates and reinforces this action. Between the two, my strong sense is that humanity’s move back to who we really are really cannot be stopped.

And it is happening, fully in play, right now.

Xavier Hermes

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Final Speech of “The Great Dictator” by Charlie Chaplin

Posted by Admin on July 25, 2010

http://www.youtube. com/watch? v=QcvjoWOwnn4

Final Speech of “The Great Dictator” by Charlie Chaplin

I’m sorry but I don’t want to be an Emperor – that’s not my business – I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible, Jew, gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another, human beings are like that. We all want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone and the earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful. But we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men’s souls – has barricaded the world with hate; has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed but we have shut ourselves in: machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical, our cleverness hard and unkind. 

We think too much and feel too little: More than machinery we need humanity; More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost. The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men, cries out for universal brotherhood for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me I say “Do not despair”. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress: the hate of men will pass and dictators die and the power they took from the people, will return to the people and so long as men die [now] liberty will never perish… Soldiers – don’t give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you and enslave you – who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel, who drill you, diet you, treat you as cattle, as cannon fodder. Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men, machine men, with machine minds and machine hearts. You are not machines. You are not cattle. You are men. You have the love of humanity in your hearts. You don’t hate – only the unloved hate. Only the unloved and the unnatural. Soldiers – don’t fight for slavery, fight for liberty.

In the seventeenth chapter of Saint Luke it is written ” the kingdom of God is within man ” – not one man, nor a group of men – but in all men – in you, the people. You the people have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness. You the people have the power to make life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then in the name of democracy let’s use that power – let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give you the future and old age and security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power, but they lie. They do not fulfil their promise, they never will. Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people. Now let us fight to fulfil that promise. Let us fight to free the world, to do away with national barriers, do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness.

Soldiers – in the name of democracy, let us all unite!

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Master Hilarion’s Weekly Message:July 25-31, 2010

Posted by Admin on July 25, 2010

Master Hilarion

Master Hilarion

Beloved Lightworkers,

Long have you all been in the trenches, transmuting and transforming all the World Karma energies that have been surfacing for resolution through this year. Many of you are weary from the sustained effort knowing that this will not abate any time soon but there have been breakthroughs in consciousness and Awareness and many of you are beginning to realize that you can at any moment, recreate your reality just by changing your thoughts and intentions. If you have been experiencing lethargy, this new phase will require extra effort on your part to break out of.

There is much that is changing on the etheric levels and if you would be able to see and witness these changes, you would be so very heartened, Beloved Ones. Your efforts are most definitely not in vain, even though it seems as though chaos falls upon the Earth as each day dawns. Take heart and stand strong and practice your disciplines, for this is the glue that will keep you united, even though you feel as though you walk alone. We are always near you and give you strength and energy when you need it, even when you do not ask. Of course, when you ask, we can go to work on all levels of your Being and life situations and can help you get through the many initiations you are experiencing.

As the days go forth through this month, remember that you are the anchors of the Light of God that never fails and that it is you, each of you, who make the difference. The Light quotient on the Earth is increasing and people are Awakening in record numbers now. Remember your own experiences as this happened and lend a hand to those who may need it, to help guide them through. It is your thoughts and intentions to create a new World, a better World that is making it so. This is the power that you wield, for you are the power and the power is love. We applaud your many efforts throughout the World to add your Light to many events that have been taking place in order to facilitate a change for the better.

Know that there are Legions of Angels and Galactic Beings who are working diligently to help the Ascension process of the Earth, Humanity and all upon Her and that the Light of God will prevail. We love and honor each of you for going the distance, no matter what.

Until next week….

I AM Hilarion

©2010 Marlene Swetlishoff

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Official: BP CEO Hayward being replaced over spill

Posted by Admin on July 25, 2010

NEW ORLEANS – A senior U.S. government official says BP ChiefExecutive Tony Hayward, under fire for his handling of the Gulf oil spill, is being replaced.

An official announcement could come as early as Monday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because that announcement had not been made, was briefed on the decision by a senior BP official late last week.

The official did not know who would replace Hayward or when it would happen. One of the most likely successors is BP Managing Director Bob Dudley, who is currently overseeing the British company’s spill response.

BP’s board would have to approve a change in company leadership.

Hayward has made several gaffes, most notably wishing to have his “life back” and going to a yacht race while oil washed up on Gulf shores.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The effort to plug BP’s leaky oil well in the Gulf of Mexico was back on track Sunday as the skies cleared and crews raced to stop the gusher for good before another storm halts the operation again.

drill rig is expected to reconnect at around midnight to the relief tunnel that will be used to pump in mud and cement to seal the well, and drilling could resume in the next few days.

A temporary plug already has held in the oil for nine days, and BP was able to leave it in place even after the government’s point man on the spill ordered ships working in the Gulf to evacuate ahead of Tropical StormBonnie late last week.

Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said officials will spend the next day determining how the small storm affected the area.

Oil may have migrated north to Mississippi Sound, he said, and officials are checking to see if boom that was protecting sensitive marshlands was pushed ashore.

As work on the well resumed, British media reported that BP chief executive Tony Hayward is negotiating the terms of his departure ahead of the company’s half-year results announcement Tuesday.

Citing unidentified sources, the BBC and Sunday Telegraph reported that detailed talks regarding Hayward’s future took place over the weekend. A formal announcement is expected in the next 24 hours, the BBC reported.

BP spokesman Toby Odone said Sunday that Hayward “remains BP’s chief executive, and he has the confidence of the board and senior management.”

Allen said he hadn’t heard of any management changes.

“I’ve got no knowledge of the inner workings of BP,” he said.

Hayward, who angered Americans by minimizing the spill’s environmental impact and expressing his exasperation by saying “I’d like my life back,” has been under heavy criticism over his gaffe-prone leadership during the spill.

Before the cap was attached and closed a week ago, the broken well had spewed 94 million to 184 million gallons into the Gulf since the BP-leased Deepwater Horizon rig exploded April 20, killing 11 workers.

Completion of the relief well that is the best chance to permanently stop the oil now looks possible by mid-August, but Allen said he wouldn’t hesitate to order another evacuation based on forecasts similar to the ones for Bonnie.

“We have no choice but to start well ahead of time if we think the storm track is going to bring gale force winds, which are 39 mph or above, anywhere close to well site,” Allen said.

In the oil-affected hamlet of Grand Isle, La., thousands of people spent a gray Saturday at the beach, listening to music. The Island Aid concert, which included LeAnn Rimes and Three Dog Night, raised money for civic projects on the island.

For the afternoon at least, things were almost back to normal. Young women in bathing suits rode around on golf carts while young men in pickup trucks tooted their horns and shouted.

“This is the way Grand Isle is supposed to be but hasn’t been this year,” said Anne Leblanc of Metairie, La., who said her family has been visiting the island for years. “This is the first we came this year. With the oil spill there hasn’t been a reason to come, no swimming, no fishing.”

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Associated Press writers Tamara Lush in New Orleans and Mary Foster in Grand Isle, La., contributed to this report.

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A Macchiavellian “False Flag” from the Pentagon?

Posted by Admin on July 25, 2010

False Flag Cyber Attack – Restriction and control of the Internet has been widened on behalf of the pentagon and other government agencies in light of recent threats. The media has increasingly covered the threat of an “electronic pearl harbor” that could take place online. If the US was attacked online, it could potentially affect banking, power grids, rail networks and water sources, leaving the country in a position that would make it tough to defend itself. However, many of these claims have been over exaggerated.
According Evgency Morozov, a researcher and blogger who writes about threats and political events on the Internet,at times the threats are due to government agencies and cyber-security companies creating a false-hype around the subject. It is these agencies and companies that would likely be employed in the event of an attack, and they are trying to drum up business for themselves.

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One piece of proposed legislation would give the US President the authority to declare a “cyber security emergency” and shut down or limit internet traffic to critical information in the interest of security. While the bill is nowhere close to being passed, it will be interesting to see how much steam the bill picks up over the coming weeks and months.
Giving the president power to shut down the Internet in the event of a threat is something that is unprecedented in America. As of now, it is not even certain that attacking American networks would be a viable option for most countries. The safeguards that we have in place have been tested be even the most skilled hackers.

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William Collins: America Can’t Afford Its Empire

Posted by Admin on July 25, 2010

America Can’t Afford its Empire

By William Collins, AlterNet

Posted on July 21, 2010

http://www.alternet.org/story/147604/

It’s a lot of work being an empire. Expensive, but well worth it. Americans make up only 4 percent of the world’s population, but we get to use up 25 percent of its resources. That’s pretty high living and you don’t get to pull it off by being a wimpy socialist nonentity. We also get to spew 25 percent of the earth’s unsustainable pollution. Sure, this all has to come to an end eventually, but no matter; it’s been a great ride.

And at least it won’t come to an end militarily. Our army puts Rome to shame. We have 865 foreign bases, and blanket every continent with soldiers and CIA nests. ESPN World Cup announcers “welcome our men and women in uniform serving in over 175 countries and territories.” Japan hosts 47,000 of our troops, paying $2 billion for the privilege and annoying its own citizens no end. It just ousted a prime minister over that spat.

South Korea, even closer to the front lines, harbors 37,000 U.S. troops. It’s also a serious local annoyance, but nonetheless an irresistible international insurance policy. Now our navy wants an additional Korean base on Jeju Island, jutting out into the sea toward China. This would be yet another means of menacing our biggest economic competitor should it ever display dangerous military rumblings. Much of its incoming oil passes near Jeju. Also in the Pacific we’re vastly upgrading our Command Headquarters in Hawaii. Just in case.

Europe doesn’t really mind all this military posturing either. It gives them a cheap umbrella against any Russian or Chinese expansionism. On the other hand, they’re impatient with our fixation on starting wars. The Netherlands recently lost a government over sending its troops to Iraq and Afghanistan, and Tony Blair’s toadying up to George W. Bush was no small part of Labor’s dramatic demise in Britain. Military shield? Yes. Wars? No.

Meanwhile Secretary of Defense Robert Gates just rebuked Europe for being too peaceful. What a putdown.

Plainly the U.S. is not shy like the European Union. Our military and CIA now have virtual carte blanche to go ahead and assassinate our enemies of the moment, wherever. Drones in Asia have long been doing this regularly and now special forces are similarly authorized to murder, at least in many parts of the Muslim world. The Israelis are old hands and presumably give us pointers. Yemen and Somalia are our current James Bond hotspots. (1)

In addition to military bases, any empire needs management infrastructure. Thus the Mothership of World Domination is now moored in Baghdad. It’s the largest embassy on earth, covering 104 acres. In true Iraq War fashion it was shoddily built by corrupt contractors, but will henceforth serve as our Middle East and Central Asia nerve center. Presently it’s busy insinuating U.S. corporations into Iraq’s juicy, if decayed, oil fields.

There’s more too. Iraq is now viewed as Asia’s rail gateway to Europe, with deepwater harbor plans being drawn for Basra and rights-of-way being organized for trains all the way from there to Germany.

But such domination can be messy. There is always stuff like having to bribe the rulers of Kyrgyzstan to keep our air base, supporting coup plotters in Honduras so as to hang onto our base there, paying Ethiopia to occupy Somalia, etc. Plus the wars. It’s all so terribly expensive.

Indeed, it’s the cost that will probably take our empire down one day. We have built this global fortress on financial sand. Despite our momentary debt reprieve when Europe went bust, our deficit can’t keep mounting forever. One day it will force us to bring all those troops home, like it or not.

William A. Collins, an OtherWords columnist, is a former Connecticut State lawmaker and the former mayor of Norwalk.

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Lauren Gorgo: Close But No Cigar

Posted by Admin on July 25, 2010

Close, But No Cigar

Thursday, July 22, 2010

ThinkWithYourHeart.net

Bearing Down

“We’re in the thick of it” is what the unseens said the other day while I was frantically trying to balance myself in the shrinking space between electrocutions.  While on some I level I felt semi-relieved to hear those words, the smaller, less reverent, and definitely-more-frustrated-part of me couldn’t hold back a “yeah, no shzt.”

I mean come on…these transitions are far from subtle and we can all feel the thick of it…but what we are all violently screaming to know is: where will we land and whennnnnn?

And here’s what those voices in my head said:  there are two major portals left to walk through…one arising at the end of this month and one in the beginning of August.

These two major gateways are purportedly bringing us in deeper harmony with the “master creator within”…”the reconnection of your inherent creational powers will come forth through these gateways and in doing so, the next level of transformation and resurrection of physicality will commence.”

If you’ve been on this journey long enough, than no doubt you have been stripped down to either complete apathy or cynicism…or both…but either way you should have enough wits about you to realize that those words above are always much prettier than the physical reality we will most likely experience….so consider this fair warning that though we are close, we are still climbing…and if it’s not obvious, I despise that fact more than you do.

Here’s what I am being shown… and please bear with me as I try to find clarity amidst generous amounts of vertigo and fatigue:

In the coming 2 weeks, there are magnanimous energies flowing toward earth as if some miraculous force of God is landing to resurrect the planet and her people.  This energy, which culminates in the full expression of major planetary bodies will directly and indirectly energize all forms of matter to step further into the realm of oneness.

Unless you live under a rock…which I guess accounts for most of us…you have most definitely caught wind of the astrological foreboding emanating from astrologers and metaphysicians in relation to the cardinal T-Square alignment involving Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto—a rare alignment and profoundly suggesting societal and socio-economic transformation.

Well, according to the Pleidians, July 26  is one of those major portal days when Saturn opposition Uranus becomes exact, which also incidentally falls on the first day of the 13 Moon Calendar-Mayan New Year and directly following the full moon in Aquarius on July 25-26.

Then, soon after, on August 6-7ish a cardinal grand cross is activated between Jupiter-Uranus, Pluto, the Moon and Saturn-Mars-Venus…and, if all that weren’t enough, the Lions gate opening directly follows on August 8th.

Now I am no astrologer…and barely know what any of that means… but it sounds & feels like some big forward moving stuff.  Truthfully, I am hearing that these astrological events will be especially impacting on the outer world, but we are experienced enough to know that we will also need to anchor and stabilize these energies within ourselves as well.

Luckily, I am also hearing that for those who have cleared the bulk of their karmic-goo… peace of mind will accompany this passage of great change.

Collective Rebirth

No doubt we are smack dab in the middle of birthing a new reality….and it hurts like hell…but I am told that the contractions over the next two weeks of labor are the impetus for grand physical restructuring by which we will merge into deeper union between spirit and matter and which will initiate a restructuring of all physical bodies of matter, including the planetary body.  This usually amounts to upheaval on one level and breakthroughs on another, where some (those aligned with love) are able to climb ahead and others (those still unawakened) will fall deeper into the abyss of cause and effect.

This merging of polarities, which peaks on the 8/8 gateway, results in a deeper realization of our god-self.  As these masculine and feminine energies merge, the left and right hemispheres of the brain unite to form a bridge between worlds and a flow of new-level information streams between physical and spiritual reality where we are able to see and know things we didn’t before and which will also give us the insights needed for creative solutions to clean up our messy lives…and as always, just in the nick of time.

As a result of this incoming energy of merging worlds…which, incidentally is already beginning to seep into our personal energy fields…in the next two weeks there will be a resurgence of divine love which the unseens are referring to as “a uniting of your inner-god with your outer-form.”

For us to become complete through this transition…to move beyond karmic creation and into resonance creation… requires that we are able to absorb the encoded light quotients cascading down from the great central sun into our pineal and pituitary glands.  Unfortunately, our physical bodies are recoiling at the thought of downloading ANY more light, so it is imperative to remain neutral to these energies, let them flow through you, and not attach any human thought to their inevitability.

Using Discernment

For those of us who have been working toward the actualization of our divine potential, there is much to be considered during this time… especially as it pertains to our thoughts.  The most influential aspect of these astrological, solar and galactic forces will be our ability to initiate change…to come unstuck…and to realize our capabilities as co-creators of divine intent…and this begins with the increasingly more powerful energy of thought.

The quarantine that each of us has been protected by over the last several years is beginning to lift which means manifestation is becoming nearly instantaneous… the space between thought and procurement is disintegrating and we are slowly beginning to see signs of this in the physical. (think phone calls…do you really need that caller ID anymore?)  Though sudden miracles are appearing, ironically, this is mostly true for things we don’t need right now….but an indication of what’s behind this clearing cycle nevertheless.

All in all it is very important that we use discernment and self-responsibility by not giving our power away to fear based thinking… especially during these gateway periods when collective frenetic thoughts moving up and out and are swarming us. You may find that you need to lay low for a bit, stay in a safe space or with friends and loved ones to regain your composure or to steer clear of these energies during transmutation periods.

The End of the End

For the time being, the pressure is definitely still building and we feel all but ready to pop, yet we are still wrapping up much of the past and any old business in need of resolution.   So much to tend to, so little energy.

“The completion of all wayward elements is drawing nigh and there is only a short window of opportunity left to finalize details….arriving in mid-August is an influx of energies that will need space to land…to fill up the vacuous void of your past lives and carve the new potentials for your future.”

This preparation period…like the rest of this relentless journey…. seems to go on foreverrrrrrrrr and tho it is all completely necessary to take full advantage of our new beginnings, it is exhausting to try to work within these dense energies of the old paradigm when so much of ourselves is firmly planted in the new.

A perfect example of this in my own life is a seemingly never-ending bankruptcy finalization.  In order to save my home from foreclosure last year, I filed bankruptcy to apply for a much-needed loan modification and restructure.  This was first supposed to be finalized in March, then got adjourned to May, then got adjourned to July and today was just adjourned AGAIN to September.

Even tho I just. want. this. to. be. over. with…I also know in the bigger picture that everything is undergoing a major vibrational upgrade….readjusting, restructuring, and realigning to match the new energies so that when the time comes to fully move forward, everything will be in sync with my our new and completely authentic lives.

This energy of the old with the new pushing through is apparent everywhere right now…important things keep getting postponed, moved ahead…then behind…then ahead again.  Plans (if u can even make any) change at the very last minute, we think we are going one way then suddenly we are not…well aligned opportunities arise and just as quickly, disappear.

Its pure insanity really…yet, many good things do come from these universal adjustments.  For instance, because my bankruptcy kept getting postponed, I was miraculously able to align with the timing of the government equity adjustment plan and my loan…which was $100,000 upside down… qualified for a market value adjustment saving me thousands and thousands of dollars in the end.  This was COMPLETELY unexpected at a time when I had NO IDEA how this situation would resolve itself.

Moral of the story?  When in doubt, get out the way.

So yes, this waiting and uncertainty is the pits, and letting our higher-self take control has been sooooo boring…but I promise it will all be well worth it in the end when we are smooth sailing in our new lives.

Physical Happenings

As usual, purification symptoms abound.  We are still integrating the energies from the recent eclipse period as well as some new symptoms that are arriving from the influx of the next incoming wave.

The most uncomfortable changes seem to still be taking place from eclipses and are manifesting in the base of the neck/head/shoulder/upper back area with tons of pressure that can feel like your skull bones are fusing together.  I actually said in a recent post on the TWYH forum that I felt like Neo being plugged into the new matrix through the base of my skull.  The jaw (TMJ), teeth, ears, throat and gums are all healing from this intense download in a major way so you may be having all sorts of related issues in these areas.  But that certainly doesn’t mean we are relieved of all the other symptoms like heartburn, middle back pain, nausea, intestinal discomfort, etc…no siree Bob…they just get piled on top and counted as bonus symptoms.

Also, the Cancer/Capricorn eclipses were challenging all of us at the base levels of financial security and physical safety which kicked up TONS of fear and stress around mortality and financial failure.

You know that stress I am talking about…the kind that keeps your jaws clenched when you’re not paying attention and makes everything in life seem impossible.  This was evident everywhere and in everyone (even if you don’t have financial challenges) during that potent portal period, and the physical body really took a toll.  Insomnia, restlessness, jitters, vague anxiety, soreness in muscles, cold sweats, rapid heartbeat, palpitations, etc.

And now we have the lunar energy of the full moon on Sunday coming at us and kicking up increasing levels of anxiety coupled with the solar energy of the Lions gate piercing our pituitary/pineal glands as they attempt to merge in sacred union, so the usual Leo sun sinus/allergy-type symptoms are slowly creeping in.

The pituitary/pineal glands govern a lot of bodily functions and hormones including body temperature and sleep, so this is some unfun stuff….these detox symptoms vary in intensity and can include hay fever type symptoms, feeling really cold, then hot…sometimes with sweating, vertigo, dizziness, unsteadiness, feeling spaced-out, deep fatigue, sinus congestion & pressure, itchy-watery eyes, sore/dry throat, congested ears, headaches, etc.

If you are challenged by these symptoms (or any others), self-nurturing will obviously still be required as is the need to rest and ground these powerful surges of energy into our lives and bodies for a bit longer.

What’s left?

To complete this journey, there is only one thing left that is required of us…full presence in love.

This means that it is beyond crucial that we continue to remain neutral, clear and keep ourselves centered in love each time we feel a spike in earth’s electromagnetic field.

The amount of love and fearlessness that we are able hold within our bodies will determine the level we are catapulted to through these remaining portals.  This simply means that in order to fly, we must step off the path of known in full faith of the unknown…wings outstretched…and with the absolute knowing that the wind will support our flight.

These next two weeks will collectively bring us to a point of jumping into seas of untold depth where at any given moment we will have two choices: we can get swept up in the undercurrent and fight to stay afloat, or we can relax into the momentum of the swells and body surf those waves with pure excitement as they guide us effortlessly to the shores of our new lives.

In the end, we are all exactly where we need to be and at this stage of the game there is nothing left to DO but BE.

So I guess we’ll do what we always do…BE patient.

Until then….
Lauren

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