In order to set the record straight, let me start with this bit of history . . . which also suggests what I remember from my childhood about Barnum is quite true: He was not exactly very caring for his people. I heard this from my grandfather, who used to take off work and go down to watch the circus come to town, and while there is much else that is of interest in this short clip about the relationship between Barnum and Lind, I found this fact was also buried there.
Now on to some news:
This video came to me as a result of my ‘rant’ about how our Veterans are treated from a Reader who, I believe, has done Ayahuasca. I have been aware of Gabor Mate’s work for a number of years, and I think it has real value! I have been through the experiences he suggests even at the moment of conception, where my first experience in life was shock, and as a young adult I was put on drugs, which did not solve the problem. (The shock was so strong that when I experienced it again a couple years ago as a memory, it put me to sleep for an entire afternoon.) Do not ever believe what the Vatican says about when spirit enters our bodies. It is there from the very beginning. We remember everything! What they tell us only serves their own evil purposes.
Please note: Alongside this short video on youtube, there are many other videos by Mate that some readers may find extremely interesting!
My discussion with a Reader has continued, and apparently a clinical form of Ecstasy called MDMA is what is helping PTSD. Really, it is helping all forms of trauma. Here are two videos I’ve just found:
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Former U.S. attorney: ‘To question the integrity is unprecedented’
A federal judge blasted the special counsel investigation of Robert Mueller Friday, accusing the former FBI director of assuming “unfettered” authority and maintaining control of the Paul Manafort prosecution solely to squeeze out incriminating information about President Trump.
And a former federal prosecutor says this was an “unprecedented rebuke” of Mueller and his team, as well as Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the Mueller probe.
“This was a smashmouth takedown,” said Joe diGenova, a former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. “To question the integrity, in essence, of Mr. Mueller, because of the nature of the case that he has in front of him in federal court, is truly unprecedented.”
On Friday, District Judge T.S. Ellis strongly challenged the authority Mueller and his team have to veer off into prosecuting financial crimes, such as the ones lodged against one-time Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort.
Ellis specifically wanted to know why Mueller’s team had no trouble referring the Michael Cohen case to the Southern District of New York but continues to handle the prosecution of Manafort on financial allegations unrelated to Russian involvement in the 2016 campaign.
“I don’t see what relation this indictment has with what the special counsel is authorized to investigate,” Ellis said Friday.
“You don’t really care about Mr. Manafort’s bank fraud. … What you really care about is what information Mr. Manafort could give you that would reflect on Mr. Trump or lead to his prosecution or impeachment,” he added.
Ellis also took aim at Mueller’s approach to the investigation.
“What we don’t want in this country, we don’t want anyone with unfettered power. It’s unlikely you’re going to persuade me the special counsel has unlimited powers to do anything he or she wants,” said Ellis.
Ellis has been on the federal bench since 1987. DiGenova says Ellis has a reputation for being a conservative but calm judge, which makes his comments on Friday all the more striking.
“I was absolutely stunned in a positive way that a judge, who was so fundamentally conservative in both his approach and his demeanor in court, was so appalled by what was happening in front of him. This is a very bad sign for Mueller,” said diGenova.
“This was a remarkable dressing down for Mr. Mueller,” he added. . . . Click article title to continue reading.
China’s Determined March Towards the Ecological Civilization . . . for those who are convinced by propaganda from people like Dave Hodges that ‘evil’ China has soldiers on the ground in the United States ready to take control, please take time to read this very special article. China has written into their Constitution that their future will involve an Ecological Civilization, and they are marching resolutely towards it.
There is no time for long introductions. The world is, possibly heading for yet another catastrophe. This one, if we, human beings will not manage to prevent it, could become our final.
The West is flexing its muscle, antagonizing every single country that stands on its way to total domination of the Planet. Some countries, including Syria, are attacked directly and mercilessly. As a result, hundreds of thousands of people are dying.
Political and potentially military disaster is simultaneously ‘complemented’ by the ecological ruin. Mainly Western multi-national companies have been plundering the world, putting profit over people, even over the very survival of the human species.
‘Political correctness’ is diluting the sense of urgency, and there is plenty of hypocrisy at work: while, at least in the West and Japan, people are encouraged to recycle, to turn off the lights in empty rooms and not to waste water, in other parts of our Planet, entire islands, nations and continents are being logged out by the Western corporations, or destroyed by unbridled mining. The governments of the West’s ‘client states’ are getting hopelessly corrupt in the process.
Western politicians see absolutely no urgency in all that is taking place around the world, or more precisely – they are paid not to see it.
So, are we now dealing with the thoroughly hopeless scenario? Did the world go mad? Is it ready to get sacrificed for the profit of the very few? Are people simply going to stand passively, watching what is happening around them, and die, as their world goes literally up in flames?
It appeared so, until few months ago.
Then, one of the oldest cultures of Earth, China, stood up and said “No! There are different ways to go forward. We could all benefit from the progress, without cannibalizing, and fully destroying our Planet.”
China, led by President Xi, accelerated implementation of the concept of so-called Ecological Civilization, eventually engraving it into the constitution of the country.
A man who did tremendous work in China, working tirelessly on the Ecological Civilization concept in both China and in the United States, John Cobb Jr., has been, for years, a friend and close comrade of mine.
A 93-year-old Whiteheadian philosopher, one of the most acknowledged Christian progressive theologians, and a self-proclaimed ‘supporter of Revolution’, John Cobb’s is a brave ‘alternative’ and optimistic voice coming from the United States.
We first met on a bus from Pyongyang to DMZ, in DPRK, several years ago, and became close friends, presently working on a book and a film together.
In this difficult, extremely dangerous, but also somehow hopeful time for our planet, it is clear that John Cobb’s voice should be heard by many.
China’s Growing Commitment to ‘Eco-Civ’ . . . click article title to continue reading.
American Samoa finally gets a public bank. And U.S. states are watching . . . Although this article is not by Ellen Brown, she has long been a proponent of public banking, which takes banking out of the control of the Federal Reserve. If you are unaware of her views, I urge you to acquaint yourselves with them. I think they will become important as we move forward.
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. . . this article tells us how and why Russia might/might not respond to an Israeli war on Iran. It makes some excellent points about the differences in the various countries’ goals, which are not as similar as one might think . . . ~J
Russian athletes banned from Olympics exonerated of charges, McLaren report exposed as misrepresentation
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I’m following events such as these to see if they are beginning to increase. ~J