BRIEF THOUGHTS

8 September 2019
I tuned in to "Report from Santa Fe" here in New Mexico, on the tube this morning.  It was excellent.  Maya van Rossum was being interviewed about her Green Amendment work, and a book she authored which has been published: "The Green Amendment".  The book  has been considered by some in the field to have the power of a modern day "Silent Spring" (Rachel Carson) which woke up a lot of people, back in the day. 

Van Rossum was articulate and well-spoken about a court case in Pennsylvania where a very conservative judge upheld a constitutional amendment in the state of Pennsylvania which makes clean non-toxic, air, water, soil a right for the people of Pennsylvania. 

She started an organization, "Green Amendements for the Generations". ("Our Story" in the about section is short, to the point, and well worth reading.)  Their work encourages states to formulate their own green amendments to their constitutions,  because it might eventually lead to a federal amendment which also makes clean non-toxic, air, water, soil a legal right in our nation. 

I'm not much of an advocate for changes in our constitution unless they are truly necessary.  I could support a change of this nature.  As van Rossum  explained, when written thoughtfully such an amendment need not negatively impact something like the oil and gas industry here in New Mexico.  I think her work and her book which is intended to lead to functional win/win for all  policy making legislation, is worth considering.  It started with "For The Generations" which is an initiative of The Delaware Riverkeeper Network .  I like the doable practical approach.  It does require supportive work from we the people to enable legislation which will make it happen.

28 August 2019

Fast food vegan chicken is intended to be considered healthier than real chicken.  However, debatable or not, a matter of preference or not, a matter of taste or not, the oil used to deep fry it, matters.  To use oil that is not good for the health to prepare a vegan product that is considered to be good for the health is counter productive and hypocritical, actually.  Either it is healthy or it is not.  Half healthy food is the same as unhealthly food.

And we need to be ahead of the curve with "cultured meat".  People need to be told if the meat and seafood they order at a restaurant or buy at a grocery is lab created  "cultured meat".  Consumers have a right to know and say no, and more importantly to know before the product is used to fool customers without consumers being informed.  We have a right to know what we are asked to consuming, and to say no if we wish.

Last time I ordered a burger I asked if it was "real" meat and was told it was, rather than plant based protein manipulated into supposedly tasting like real meat.  However, it is clear that the more precise question has, instead, become whether or not meat is  lab-created "cultured meat". 

Given past behavior of corporate franchises, either the employees will be told to lie/mislead customers, or when/if laws require disclosure to simply say "I don't know" which has always been the answer when asking employees, even supervisors, about the type of oil being used, or about genetically modified/engineered ingredients.

27 August 2019
Interesting video I happened upon today. The cultural world view presented in the video may not be so familiar to many.

Wilcox states that the same/similar myths are found in a variety of cultures worldwide, independently, which of course is a fact.  It stands to reason that in some cases, where there was geographic proximity that did not prevent cultural mingling, the concepts of older sources show up in subsequent younger sources . . . so in this case it would the more or less be the contiguous land masses of the other hemisphere which does not mean there was not intermingling with this hemisphere (Americas). 

There are major differences from this in the Semitic, and the Hamitic religious/mythological/traditional recorded history sources (including ancient Egypt) but also many similarities, almost all recorded after oral traditions started loosing details which lead to recording in more permanent ways by some cultures to supplement oral tradition.



"David Wilcock Decodes Ancient Prophecy and Reveals the 'Solar Flash' is Coming Soon" (approximately an hour and a half)

I do not appreciate the use of Solon to represent Ancient Egyptian knowledge, although it is interesting and contemporary with Biblical (Old and New Testament) times. The Greco-Egypt times were modern, compared to Ancient Egypt. And demonstrably Judaism embraces a lot of Egyptian beliefs, but origins were also at a time that was "modern" compared to Ancient, Ancient Egypt.  I guess he is not familiar with Ancient Egypt.

13 August 2019

I have not watched any of the Epstein tell-alls or read them because I have a very low tolerance for the sordid crimes.  (The video does mentions some names.)  I also would not ordinarily watch something political on a channel identified a a  religion channel.  I also have a very low tolerance for mixing religion and politics.  However, the reporters do not over do on the religion aspect, nor does it interfere with the political corruption coverage nor is it used as justification for anything.  The reporters offer a reasonably good investigative piece.

There was certainly a lot I didn't know, primarily about New Mexico (NM).  All I can say is why.  NM appears to have been enabling a vast criminal network enterprise problem for at least 30 years, rough estimate.  That so many could not say no to evil and were extorted probably explains why.  The end expresses no confidence that anyone in U.S. government will investigate the compound on the east side of the Sandia Mountains.  There was no crime scene tape at the compound, and nothing to indicate it is a place that will soon be raided by the FBI in a association with the scandal, like the other places have been.

Missing children anywhere?  They might end up in Albuquerque  (with a major airport), however it is doubtful they would ever be seen here by anyone who would be willing to help them.  It is stated there is an airport at the compound and flights might go there directly.  Or private jets might arrive at the airport the occupants then helicoptered to the compound.  And some are probably transported via vehicle, or a motorhome, like the one parked at the compound with Arizona license plates.

At the end we are advised to not get caught up in only the details but to see the bigger picture, the take down of the nation over 30 some years. It may surprise some that not once is that associated with Muslims, or folks arriving at the southern border, although Russia is mentioned - but in humor.
It is an hour and almost five minutes.  If you want to understand the bigger picture try to carve out an hour if you can - especially if you live in New Mexico.  We are reminded that citizens (more likely to not be in powerful positions that have lead to extortion) can convene grand juries and serve subpoenas - that the problem is corrupt, compromised, and timid state officials.

Exclusive Video of Epstein’s Zorro Ranch Breeder Farm
I do not care who you are, your income, your level of education, your job, your  nation of  origin, your ethnicity, your skin color, your political views, your religious views, your culture, or any other way you identify yourself, or can be identified,  I can not condone anyone's crimes of sex with children or anyone else who is unwilling and says no.  Same goes for any type of crimes, actually.  And there is a whole plethora of many types the video interconnects.

9 August 2019

Thought all you all who do not experience the joy of having a chile season where you live might like to have a look at the goings on associated with roasting chiles in small batches at home.  As is probably evident from the video preparing enough chiles to last until next year's season, is a labor of love 

Alternatively, many grocery stores have a roaster outside and roasting is part of the cost of the gunny sack full of chilies.  Roasting cooks them more as well as charring the skin. It smells heavenly for miles around.  If you have opted for having the chiles roasted where you bought them, but want them firmer, perhaps an ice chest of ice in your vehicle to empty them into might result in less mushy chiles. When they are cooked before processing there is a lot of good juice that is lost. Firmer, not so much. No matter how you process your chiles, chile season is always a time of year to look forward to and enjoy here in NM.

How To Roast Hatch Green Chile In An Oven

19 July 2019
Compassion Fatigue.  No one wants to become uncaring, but it happens - sometimes without being aware.

It happens to some from simply being around a lot of people, frequently, and/or working with a lot of people. When emotional fatigue occurs it affects our other bodily systems, including mind, heart, and soul. Sometimes there are personality changes which accompany it and negative health effects too when it is not recognized.

When the media and politicians do it purposely the intent is to manipulate our emotions in a specific way for a specific outcome. And it almost always backfires in unexpected ways, which we have seen become the only "debate" that occurs on a national level - based on the crisis management of manipulated emotions.

We used to actually rationally discuss issues among ourselves in decades as past generation did, instead of being reduced to "gossip rag" type interactions intended to manipulate emotions as a way of magnifying and strengthening appeals.

Emotional manipulation seems to be a negative aspect of the female archetype. The male archetype is more about rationally addressing issues - as a positive aspect it more about applying the mind to problem solving. Both come from the heart.

We need to keep in mind we all embody both archetypes which is not a matter of physical or preferred gender identity. We all need to be able to heal and enable the healthy aspects of both the archetypes we embody.

19 July 2019

One question - how could this possibly be controversial?

Ilhan Omar Seizes Spotlight to Introduce “Groundbreaking” Pro-BDS Resolution

Whatever you think of Ilhan Omar, the short article which describes the resolution is worth reading - especially given negatively editorialized news reports.
I want to emphasize that
1) our government uses BDS all the time as "punishment" to other nation for not cooperating whether or not we approve, which in some cases creates more potential for armed conflict. BDS can be effective when there is a large effort - and as usual I will use the change in South Africa to illustrate a large scale worldwide political effort.
2) most employ BDS often on a personal level which is sometimes political too when we choose which brands we buy. The fact that more organic food is now available in all grocery stores, the fact that we have food labeling and are still working at more detailed disclosure, illustrates that

If our purchase choices happen to be political only we know that. That a large scale national effort worldwide has the power to peacefully put an end to injustices instead of using armed conflict is evident (like South Africa). Success of such efforts starts small and grows whether on a personal level, for personal political reasons, or a large scale international effort to stop injustices without armed conflict.

19 July 2019
House Quietly Orders Pentagon to Tell Congress If It Released Weaponized Ticks
"The Pentagon may have weaponized ticks and then released them—either accidentally or purposefully."

"released [. . .] either accidentally or purposefully" is always the issue, isn't it?
There need to be safeguards and layers of trustworthy oversight in place for all research. Trusting researchers to not be careless and/or ill-intended is not enough.

17 July 2019

Just a quick comment about our attention is being directed away from actual pressing problems by the continuing use of hot button issues trying to keep racism, religious prejudice, gender bias, etc. thriving.

I have seen comments about not prosecuting Epstein to the fullest because he was doing "intelligence work". Him and how many others? They were all being used in "honeypot" extortion work as a front for their perversions that damage others? That is bad enough but the crimes against children, and all who have been and are unwillingly used as honeypots and to satisfy damaging perversions are unconscionable.

Any efforts to use "intelligence work" to excuse/justify/downplay the crimes can not be allowed. "Intelligence work" does not - let me repeat . . . DOES NOT - justify or excuse crimes. And once anyone is "caught" being a willing active participant in the web of evil they must be prosecuted to the full extent of the law - without the application of legal loopholes designed, in advance, to protect it.

This leads to a question about the problem of people who have been/are involved in the crimes, running for political office. Surely candidates must be vetted and secure at least the lowest level clearances to be able to be candidates. If that was actually happening none of the criminals should even have a remote chance of being able to run for office at any level of government.

Epstein's Mossad "intelligence" work according to Steve Pieczenik:  OPUS 167 Mossad Epstein Connection

And an insightful thought by one of the commenters on that video:
  "That must be why Israel has such a hold on the US... so much so that one is taking a big risk by even saying anything bad about Israel. [. . .] So, many in high places in the deep state, and even past presidents, have been blackmailed by Israel . . . "

27 May 2019 - A Memorial Day Thought

Given the extreme difficulty some have with understanding the meaning of "no" in any language, it has occurred to me that some folks want to assume there is an interpretation of "no" which means "you are an enemy".

However, when  someone says "no" with or without explanation, with or without being asked why and with or without choosing to elaborate or not, if asked, it means "no".  It does not "mean" anything else, nor can it accurately be interpreted to mean anything other than "no". 

This sums it up nicely:  When King Philip was expanding his empire across Greece, he sent a letter to the current Spartan king, asking if he wanted him to enter his lands as a friend or a foe. The only response Philip ever received was yet another single-word reply: “Neither.” (from https://www.toptenz.net/top-10-witty-badass-quotes-ancient-sparta.php)

Epic.  No one is required to make a choice among limited choices provided by another as the Spartan king demonstrates.  It is not about being friend or foe.  It is simply "no".  And anyone not willing to respect the "no" of another with or without explanation, proves they have no respect for that person, and worse does not believe the person reliably capable of making their own decisions. 

Being told "no" does not mean a person can not respectably and respectfully petition the case - directly - since it is no one else's right to say "yes" or "no" on behalf of another.  However, even when "no" is respected, not petitioning tells the unspoken story that what was wanted was actually considered to be no value, although the person saying "no" considers it to be of value.  Not respecting "no" however only tells one story, and that is that the person who does not take "no" for an answer is admitting to having a criminal intent to thieve what very likely is recognized as having high value.

We will never know the extent to which "no" has been used as an excuse to initiate to-the-death battles - between two people, among huge armies of people, and everything in between.  Given the weaknesses of human nature, and the fact that the same problems continue to occur despite the age of humanity - the appropriate response to "no" remains unlearned by far too many.

All told, however, the bottom line is that anyone who refuses to take "no" for an answer can not  be trusted and should not be trusted by anyone.  It is as simple as that.


2 May 2019

I have been revisiting some links, lately, to double check my information  and be sure I have all the reference details I need.  I have to say that I find it astounding how much has disappeared from access.  One example is a sort of table of contents/index I had a link to which briefly listed from 1607-1834 a a six part "Chronology of Religious Development in America"

I wanted to read more about it, which is why I had kept the link.  Ha!  nowhere to be found.  It is a loc.gov (library of congress) address and it took me to some erroneous unrelated website that looked like it was as layout for a mobile phone.  That layout on a mobile is not as bad as the giant mobile layout on the computer scree which looks like it is designed to not confuse  a 3 year old.

So I simply put in the basic address and added to it from there which finally took me to a website which said the material had been migrated to a different website.  So following that link and doing a search, of course the item I was seeking was no where to be found.  Like everything else online it too seems to have been dumbed down, so that it is not possible to drill down into specific topics, but only to have access to a few that are considered to be of interest to the general public.  Grrr . . .  limiting assumptions about the general public are infuriating.
 
I did keep the short list of contents when I originally found the item.  And reading through it, I once again realized that even though we all know some of the first european colonists were fleeing from religious persecution, there was an over abundance of it going on in the then colonies too - among the colonists - like in Massachusetts and Virginia.  And of course that was why William Penn received a charter to establish religious freedom in the colonies.  It seems The Society of Friends (Quakers) were often being targeted.  And of course that is why I was interested to read what information the Chronology presented, and how it was presented.

As I read through the six categories I wondered about the number of ancestors we have on Dad's side of the family who lived in the Fort Pitt region along the the Ohio River - which was region in OH and PA but also the WV panhandle (still VA at that time) and western MD.  And although they were not Quakers, I wonder if they lived there for that reason.

14 April 2019
Really!  Talk about an assumed attitude of privilege which also embraces ageism!  On a news program, today, a young woman was saying one of the negative side-effects of the metoo movement was that men no longer feel comfortable around young women.  Really?  Really!  I mean Really?!  All I could think was Are you sure you don’t want to rethink and reword that comment?

I agree that the metoo movement has an effect of  making some men uncomfortable because of fearing they could be falsely accused.  Men, in general, do not deserve to have to be fearful because of those in their ranks who are violators, especially those who are serial offenders.  But woman, in general, also do not deserve to be in fear of being attacked by men, because when they report violations they are not believed and those who violate get away with violating instead of being apprehended. 

The problem is with dishonesty, and an unwillingness and inability to discern what is and is not factual which is proven when there is denial of the need of a thorough investigation.  The only people who do not invite investigation are the violators and those who enable them.  That is a truism.

It is the men violating who are at the foundation of the fear some men have of being dishonestly accused, not the  woman who  have chosen to report violations and expect to be believed.   If there was not so much refusal to believe woman to the point of refusal to thoroughly investigate claims, then there would not be so much fear in men who are not violators.  The refusal to believe woman is associated with the high numbers of violators, and repeat violators in particular, especially when those violators have the power to influence others to the point that others chose the corruption of enabling the violators and their offenses. 

So, again, I agree there has been an increase in some  men fearing they could be unjustly accused.  I think that is likely to be directly proportional to the amount of women who are unjustly accused simply because they are not believed and their claims are not properly investigated when they do report violations.

The way to minimize fear is for thorough, objective, investigations which are never subject to the corruption of threats and/or  pay-off by violaters who claim their careers and lives will be ruined when they are held accountable.  They, and apparently, the mores of our society have been buying into not ruining the lives of violators, instead choosing to condone ruining of the lives of the women who were violated. 

And of course it must be stated that some boys and men have been violated, and that some people have been violated by same sex violators.  But the issue is about reporting violations that are not believed and not investigated which precipitates the issue of  those who have been violated being unjustly accused of dishonesty because of not being believed and there being no effort to thoroughly investigate.  Logic tells us that the problem is disbelief when there are contradictions of what are claimed to be facts.  Logic also tells us justice depends on alleviating disbelief which means it is necessary to thoroughly investigate the claims until all the facts make evident exactly what happened - and who is being dishonest.  It really is that simple.  To deny investigation is a statement of support for the violator, and an additional crime
perpetrated by the justice system against the person who was violated.

What I do not agree with, and what stinks of privilege and ageism in a young woman of a certain age clearly old enough to know better, is that she said men do not feel comfortable around “young women” - as if older women invite violation, or acquiesce to it or have wanted to be violated at any time in their lives - and as if they are not still potential targets of violation after having been violated in the past, along with anyone else violators want to violate and believe they can get away with violating.  The comment suggests that sexual violation is about sex appeal when in fact it is about narcissistic control issues descended to the level of criminal psychopathy.


6 March 2019
The issue is what to do about grown men and women trying to make sacrificial victims of anyone, let alone those elected to Congress by a constituency who wants the representation of those who are  being targeted as victims by their so-called colleagues. It is even more disheartening when the targeted are naturalized immigrants who have personally suffered from political crimes as much or more than the obviously ill-intended who want to obstruct them from doing their jobs. The valuable knowledge and insight they have, as messengers, into how to prevent political victimizing seems to be a problem for ill-intended obstructors.

It is the epitome of fear and ill-intent, gone wild, which makes evident the difficulty so many have in recognizing the love and merciful compassion that motivates people, naturalized immigrants or not - people who want to prevent others from enduring conditions that created the hardships they have personally endured.

Jim Croce says it much more kindly, in "Lover's Cross", than the actions of those who lust after the creation of sacrificial victims. Even so, his lyrics say it all.

"I Can’t Hang Upon No Lover’s Cross for You"

I consider the song to be about all who intend to make a self-sacrifical victim of anyone who truly loves them - be it spouse, significant other, parents, siblings, children, extended family, friends, strangers as criminals hired to victimize . . . no matter who - it pertains to all victimizers.

21 June 2018
Between paying for internet access which has increasingly  become slower than molasses in January and using a hellish standard keyboard instead of my usual ergonomic keyboard, online access has become a chore especially when it is necessary.

And of course not accessing Facebook daily leaves the feed full of everything other than people, except for a few posts from people who have also posted on the same topics.  As a way to connect with friends, family, and colleagues it has become nearly dysfunctional.  Is that because of how I have it configured?  Perhaps.  For their protection I do not categorize people as family or close friends which Facebook has no need to know. 

Facebook's one-dimensional advertising driven  AI structure is tedious.  And cheapo keyboards included with desktop computers should have been replace by ergonomic keyboards as  standard issue with desktop computers, long ago. 
Anyone who writes needs one.  Radiation screens on monitors also should have always been standard issue.  And as far as no more net neutrality goes, when we don't get the access we pay for . . . also driven by first using bandwidth to serve advertising before content - then the price needs to be drastically lowered.  How about pricing that fluctuates - specifically decreases in coordination with limited undependable very slow access?

19 May 2018
I wonder how accurate a comment is that was made by a Brit being interviewed today in the lead up to the wedding of Prince Harry and his Bride.  I watched in the early hours of the morning - of course.  The woman said that in actuality it didn't cost individuals in Britain more than one pound a year to support the monarchy.  It was part of a comment about how the monarchy had been losing favor, but that with the younger royals having more influence, it has been evolving and seems to be regaining favor - that being non-political, it is a bridge between the past and the future.

No one does the continuity of tradition like the British because of the monarchy. And the fact is that the monarchy does financially support a lot of worthwhile charities. I can see the diplomatic value in the continuity of a monarch who officially represents the best manners, diplomatic protocol, intentions, and cultural traditions of a nation to other nations while being the keeper and protector of them, nationally - for the Commonwealth in this case (especially if the cost is no more than one pound per individual a year) all accomplished - apolitically.

16 February
I signed up for the 3 month trial version of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).  Wow. Some good journalism.  So refreshing.  Have really been enjoying it.

However . . . I notice that I am receiving a "version".  I guess it is the western version, since that is the only other version that I have seen identified.

Because of the front page coverage this morning, I wanted to compare the normal version with the version I received and with the online version.  Well, I've only found the online version.  However, there is not a huge photo and article glorifying the shooter in Florida yesterday, like there is in the western version.

First, I am encouraged that other folks are also pointing out that glorifying the crimes and criminals in the media serves no good purpose.  But it does not seem to change the "culture" of priority media focus on violence, death, and destruction.

Secondly, I truly wonder why the "version" of the WSJ I am receiving does that when the online version does not.  I don't know if the "normal" version does, but I find no justification for the Western version doing so.  Is it an assumption that is the sort of news we want, which it is believed will sell WSJ in this region?  Our local papers and news can be depended on to provide an overdose of that for folks who, shamefully, feed off of such negativity.

Thirdly, what a strange coincidence that the terrorist attack at NSA yesterday morning was so quickly eclipsed by something worse.  I don't know if it was no longer mentioned on t.v. news, later, since I refrained from putting it on.  But it was given two paragraphs in WSJ on page two, mostly saying it was not a terrorist attack - even though an unauthorized vehicle entered and fired a weapon. 

Really?  So if it was not terrorism then what was it?  Oh . . . yes, must keep in mind we are not "supposed" to concern ourselves with that - given our attention has been redirected to worse crimes of terror by shooters, glorified in the news - and nebulous "shots fired", elsewhere.

At least we can give WSJ credit for not glorifying that incident.  However, there is a difference between a pertinent news report and the glorifying of crimes and criminals.


7 January 2018
Episode 106 – Nassim Haramein on Unified field theory – physics, the connected nature of everything and more - podcast.

10 November 2017
Once you experience the joy and empowerment of being 100% present in your own life it becomes very difficult to be deprived of what is essentially the acknowledgement of your individual right to know God's will in your own life better than anyone else imagines or claims to know it, for you.

2016
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5 May 2014
The Honeysuckle Vine is thriving and blooming this year, thus, so it seems, are the bees thriving because of it.  It came to my attention several years ago that some folks consider the Honeysuckle Vine to be little more than a pesky weed.  I don't.  It's doing no harm in my yard, and because it clearly is supporting the bee population, I'm happy to provide a home for it.

The fragrance is strong and overwhelming, as is it's tendency, but after the vine not having done much for the past two years, I don't mind.  Why did it not bloom the previous two years?  Was it because of a too ambitious pruning?  Did it need a prolonged time of cold, like this past winter?   Maybe, like an Apple Tree, it does better every other year?  I simply don't know.  But this year it seems to really be doing it's part to support the bee population.  It is located directly outside the backdoor, so when going in and out, frequently, during the day it's a real joy to hear the vine abuzz with the activity of busy bees.