Wednesday, December 09, 2009

A Message to My Congressman

How often do you contact your congressman? Here is my latest email to Keith Ellison:
I certainly hope you, as a public servant, oppose H.R. 4173 and support a stand-alone vote on Ron Paul's Audit the Fed bill. How could 1500+ pages of bureaucratic mumbo-jumbo improve our understanding of where the heck our money went. Please listen to sense. Anyone who hears Ron Paul cannot deny the truth in his message. I'm sure you agree. If not, let me know your reasoning in a return message--instead of a canned reply of all that government needs to take care of. All we need from government is support in our liberty and enforcement of the laws that protect our lives and property.

Keep it simple! No more complex laws and regulations that only construct a lace-work of loopholes for those who would limit our freedom and route more revenue to their own pockets.

I believe it is wrong to take other people's money--even if the government says it's okay. What do you think?

Our public official work for us. Let them know what you want them to do.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Health is Our Choice

There is the prevalent opinion in the media that our lives are at risk in this winter flu season, especially since the current variety of the swine flue (H1N1) is rampant.

But is it? What authority should we look to for facts on the subject?

The popular media would have us accept the edicts of the CDC. But the Centers for Disease Control has been given more voice than science seems to support. If you want a balanced view of the current health concern, you would do well to expand your sources of scientific information. Ultimately, our health is a function of our choices in care and lifestyle. There are more choices than the media commonly presents. And health is not necessarily a result of the most popular method to address the flu this season.

Here is an excerpt from a post by Dr. Joeseph Mercola on the subject:

Oh, how short our memories are.

It was only four short years ago when President Bush projected that TWO MILLION Americans would die from the bird flu . Guess how many in the US died from bird flu?

Zero, not one person…

I actually wrote a NY Times best seller on this called The Great Bird Flu Hoax.

With the H1N1 flu we have yet another example of how the CDC and the World Health Organization brazenly distort reality.

In addition, they ignore and deny the dangerous and life-threatening side effects of their expensive solution, encouraging innocent people to suffer for the cause of “herd immunity” – the idea that the benefits of vaccinating everyone outweigh the rights of those who are harmed by the vaccine.

And even though reports of severe adverse reactions to the H1N1 vaccine, including deaths, are streaming in from countries around the world, these two governing bodies are continuing their campaign in the U.S. and around the world to promote a vaccine that has not been proven safe – or even necessary.

H1N1 is the Pandemic that Never Materialized Just Like Bird Flu

I’ve already addressed the non-necessity of this vaccine in previous articles revealing that H1N1 is nothing but a hyped-up blip on the radar. In fact, a former Ontario, Canada, chief medical officer of health went on CBC/TV and called H1N1 a “dud” as far as a pandemic goes.

Sadly, you’re not hearing this in the mainstream media, although stunning coverage by CBS Chicago has finally blown the lid off the hype. In an investigation by reporter Sharyl Attkisson, this station recently revealed that only a fraction of reported H1N1 cases actually are H1N1!

Sharyl found this out by doggedly pursuing the numbers, first through a Freedom of Information Act request from the CDC, and then by contacting each state individually when the CDC refused to respond.

The states’ responses were shocking: The vast majority of cases being reported as H1N1 actually are not flu at all – instead, they are some other kind of respiratory infection!

To read about this report and listen to an interview I did with Attkisson on this topic, please see this previous article.

See the rest of the story on his website: Take responsibility for your health and the health of those you love. Make your choices based on facts of safety and health. Don't give up your health freedom to those who may have contrary motives to your own.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Liberty and Justice for All

An article in the Arkansas Times made me ponder the words of the Pledge of Allegiance. I guess I could really only stand and say the following words from it with conviction:

"I pledge allegiance to liberty and justice for all."

And that is with the #2 definition of "allegiance" on "loyalty or devotion to some person, group, cause, or the like."

If I were to reword that shortened version to better suit the way I believe and think, it would be:

"I will support and defend liberty and justice for all."

I believe that any political system or religion or leader which/who encourages followers to do the same is good for those who choose such. And we are still (at this point) free to choose our own affiliation. Words or the "letter of the law" are meaningless unless we support good law (liberty and justice for all). That is the Spirit of the Law.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Forced Vacinations? -- Fear Not

A friend sent me this message:
My dear friends:

You must read this and forward to all your loved ones; go to YouTube and search this title:
Forced vaccinations: a whistleblower's clear warning - reposted by Project Camelot.

Or, click onto this link:
Or, you can get to the YouTube video via the ProjectCamelot website at this link:

And at this website you should see the YouTube Video by arrowing down below the photos (about 1 page down).

Love you all; this young courageous woman is a national hero in my eyes.
Scary?? If it is a fact that forced vaccination is on the way, what is your response?

Here are some common-sense suggestions by Dr. Joseph Mercola, MD, DO.

Also, I am currently attending a conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota on essential oils and aroma therapy showing safe, effective healing methods for many diseases, illnesses and injuries. The information is shared by professional doctors and scientists, including MDs, PTs, physicists, chemists and more. Some of the maladies being addressed are cancer, diabetes, influenza, inflammation, stress, autism and Alzheimers. There is no reason to risk the dangerous side-effects of drugs when these less expensive and more effective alternatives are being integrated into many practices with outstanding results. This is real science, not the pharma-funded brain-washing the media is paid to promote. How many doctors or nurses do you know that will get the untested swine flu shot? All those I have heard from will not. And if you freely choose to, perhaps you might ask your doctor if his/her family has. And how are they doing since.

There are still those who believe that healing is an honorable service to humankind, rather than a means to reap huge corporate profits. Check it out while you are still free to do so:

Fear serves only those who promote the insanity. React not with fear, but rather respond with the calm of knowledge and wisdom.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Gran Torino—A Great Ride with a Good Old Bastard

Last night we watched Gran Torino. Clint Eastwood plays Walter Kowalski, a bitter old man with nothing good to say about the world or anyone in it since the early ‘70s, except that he married the best woman on earth. The story starts with her funeral and his attitude decrements from there on interaction with his ungrateful sons and grandkids, the boyish priest who promised his wife he’d hear his confession, and the foreigners degrading the neighborhood.

His disposition doesn’t seem salvageable due to some unknown baggage he’s been carrying since the Korean War, and worsens with an attempted theft of his 1972 Gran Torino. But the situation starts a turn after he intervenes in a gang incident protecting the Hmong family next door. Other Asian families in the area honor him as a hero with gifts of food and flowers—which he precedes to toss in the trash. He begins to soften after accepting an invitation to the neighbor’s party only after he realizes he’s out of beer himself.

Walter’s honesty in expressing his wrath with life and everyone affecting, or confirming, his redneck awareness is far from politically correct (refreshingly so), very colorful – and hilarious to those who know today’s world is built by ex-military construction worker sons-a-bitches.

You’ll learn to love the main characters of this film, despite their human condition. It is a story about hearts opening with the maturity of diverse relations, and tolerance of blatant imperfection. It’s about learning the fine line between rough-shod walking the calf-paths of the mind and doing what’s right because someone’s got to do it.

I’m giving it the 5-Star (Really-Loved-It) Netflix rating.

Saturday, August 08, 2009


It started with random thoughts that coalesced into a review -- of a movie, and of my writing life . . .

We watched "Adaptation" again last night. On Netflix I gave it a 5 rating--Loved it! It's a movie about the writing life, writers block and the freedom of creative expression. It's about love and passion, about our connections with the origins of being--our very genesis. And about how our culture would suppress the drive of Soul.

Yet that expression does ultimately prevail. It's a story of hope and beauty, and daring to live ones passion. I love this flick, and the title says it all--Adaptation. In this world of hazard and suppression--man-made and natural--we can not only survive, but thrive. The focal point of the movie is the fragile life balance of a rare flower, the Ghost Orchid.

Waking up with variations on the movie topics rolling in my mind, the voice spoke: You can write lightly or with rigidity. Like the wingtips of an eagle, or with the weight of a freight train. You have the freedom to write by formula, and never use it. Run on the track, or lay down a new one. Or soar to unknown heights.

As I write this, the only blossom I see in the early morning light of the bay window is a large, pink orchid. It says, Patience is a virtue. So is decision. I've seen the ghost, and fear no more. I write as I like.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Law of Allowing: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Last night we watched the movie, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Watch it if you dare. After seeing it, as well as a few other significant news items lately -- like the forced medication of Danny Hauser, and the torture memos -- I decided to distill into words my outlook on the matter of liberty. Here goes:

There is one law -- the Higher Law -- that all others or based on, either in support of, or in defiance of that law.
  • The Law grants the freedom to do anything . . .
But because we live here, and the Higher Law is manifest in this world of opposites, it proceeds in statement as:
  • . . . except denying others the same freedom.
And because the passivity of allowing has an opposite activity, it continues:
  • Only the defense of freedom will assure it. Passivity in its defense is activity in its corruption.
* * *

There is awareness and there is action. Where do I stand?

What do we do when we become aware that freedom is denied to another who is not being justly defended? Should we speak out, state the obvious and make others aware? Or is not doing so passivity in defense of The Law? Passivity, I believe, will result in heightened action -- either in defense of The Law, or its corruption. Revolution need not be violent.

* * *

Be aware that
what and when and where
to speak and act
is best guided by
a more direct connection
to The Source
of the Higher Law.

The Spirit of Life
does not degrade it.

* *

There are no Others. We are all Soul. Soul is a spark of the Divine.


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Some points to ponder . . .

. . . in this time of economic uncertainty:

  1. News of the economy is a lot like reality TV: Dramatic challenges and extravagant plans of action that do not seem to align with common sense, except for the new emotional charge it gives the watchers of and players in the drama. Somehow it seems so unreal. A lot like primetime TV.

  2. The announcers of every day’s bad news always seem to add a glimmer of hope, (though not sounding like they really believe it themselves) only to be overshadowed by the next day’s spiraling descendance in the stock market, state budget news, layoffs, foreclosures and corruption.

  3. I personally believe that the situation has deteriorated to beyond the point of no return, and that things will actually get much worse before they get better. I wish I didn’t believe this, because I know that the more people that do hold a certain belief, the more likely is its inevitability.

  4. How can one prepare for what is coming? Buy gold or silver? Invest in foreign currency? Some say by putting food and provisions in storage. Even taking certain security measures, such as beefing up a room in the basement or acquiring some weapons for self-defense. Some of these may be prudent, but as I see it, the better off anyone is materially, the more they will be targeted by those who are not. Therefore . . .

  5. Better actions of preparation would be in the non-material areas. That is, communication and community building skills. Better yet, spiritual attunement. This may be the only way to face a desperate situation. Immediate threats take immediate action. Spiritual preparation is really the only way we can face an event never experienced before.

  6. One thing that will not help, but only make any situation worse, is to project negative energy toward the party or parties who we believe to be at fault. Hope for remedy is by responding with love, rather reacting with fear or counteracting with power. Loving all those involved is the virtue of crisis.

  7. Though things may be getting worse in the objective/material sense, spiritually there is now great opportunity for growth as soul.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Financial Responsibility

As I was bemoaning the woes of this long, Minnesota winter the other day, I felt weighted down, as if in armor. A poem came to mind. (See Shedding the Mask on River Tree Whispers, my poetry blog.) As I wrote it down, other conditions of this bleak time also began to surface, as if to support my lament. Not wanting to get up on a political soapbox in that e-venue, I step up here.

And to start, I’d like to say that, even though I did not vote for Obama (I wrote in Ron Paul), I do not dislike our new president. I think he has a good heart. Barack Obama gives many people more hope than they had before—in economy and world harmony. That can never be wrong. And to finally have a black president indicates a giant and positive change of consciousness. My best wishes and heartfelt support goes to President Obama.

But that does not change the fact that taking on debt to pay off bad debt is never a good idea, nor is it even possible. It will never be paid off. Eventually we will have to face the full measure of consequence and responsibility.

The right course is to stop borrowing. Stop creating dubious programs we can’t afford. Stop subsidies that prevent the self-righting of a free market. Stop funding an illegal, private corporation that charges us interest to use our own money. Check it out. The system that taxes our productivity and maintains an arbitrary value of its worth is not part of our government, nor was it ever authorized by it under constitutional law. It can be stopped.

Increasing the money supply (printing money) only raises the cost and lowers the value of all that we have and produce. And the burden is on us. Not the banks or the automakers with poor and illegal business practices. Making risky loans for houses we can’t afford, knowing profits return in interest as long as payments are made and then foreclosing when we can no longer afford them—this is wrong. Withholding the technology for clean and renewable energy and fuels because of arrangements with suppliers of unclean energy (with all the political and global manipulation in its support) is criminal.

Remember, public servants serve us and must be accountable to us. When we demand a return to constitutional responsibility and prosecution of criminal activity we will once again be heading in the right direction. We have been blind or ignoring what is evident too long. Because of that, it won’t be easy, but only we can make it right.