Monthly Archives: March 2015

Getting in Our Right Mind

It must be frustrating for North American national governments to continue to try to sell  the “WE’RE IN DANGER!” militarization story when the true empirical evidence points in the opposite direction.  At what point does (did?) this fear mongering become an absurdity?  At its inception?  What is the trending inevitable conclusion made evident in the following?

Stevan Pinker – 2015 Nobel Peace Price Forum

In this lecture about why humans are so interested in violence Canadian born Harvard Professor and Nobel Laureate Steven Pinker states that there are 2 crimes via which Violence News Codependency makes humans commit violence because of anticipation of how it will covered in the news media. Both are low-death/high visibility events and are pretty much creations of the news media:

1. Terrorism – “ A technology for extracting the maximum amount of publicity for the smallest amount of violence. By any count terrorism accounts for a trivial proportion of the world’s deaths by violence to say nothing of deaths from all causes put together. The most damaging event in history was 911 which killed fewer than 3000 people. That’s kind of “in the noise” when it comes to statistics on homicide or civil wars. – 14:00
2. Rampage Killings – Occurs because of the wall-to-wall news coverage. Those for whom notoriety is more important than life itself and it’s easier than curing cancer.

Professor Pinker’s data coalesces neatly with the many data sets of Hans Rosling, and other data sets, to demonstrate conclusively how very much the world is becoming an increasingly better, more peaceful, place in almost every way.  See the uplifting “THE FACTS” section of my Positive Links web page.

When the government is telling us one thing and the overwhelming evidence is demonstrating the opposite to be true how do we stay in our right mind?

Steven Pinker’s video conveys excellent positive data but the following Ted Talk was(is?), at least at one time, the most popular Ted Talk in history:

Jill Bolte Taylor’s Stroke of Insight.  This video conveys the significance of staying in our reasoning linear world in a cyclic universe.  Don’t leave home without your left hemisphere.

Unfortunately the left hemisphere is also more of a cold, selfish, entropic, misanthrope.  It deduces for you as real possibilities things that may not even exist and it’s that same little negative voice that sometimes berates you.  The left brain is also incapable of seeing the simplest “Big Picture”.

The right hemisphere exclusively has capacity of vision to see the “Big Picture” as well as the capacity for, among other emotions, “Love”   Both are supremely significant factors.

I’ve previously mentioned the great on-going universal battle of Life Vs Entropy.  “We” Vs “I”.

The right hemisphere is “Life”and “We” and “Love” and “Big Picture” and “Music” and “Creativity” and “Nature”.

When the Corpus Collosum, which connects the brain’s hemispheres, is severed the subject develops a syndrome whereby, for example, the subject’s left hand actually struggles with the right hand in order for it to complete a simple “Big Picture” puzzle.  [See time code 29.50 – 32.19 of this video.  More examples at time code 38.25 – 39.25 of this video.

Brain Hemisphere Primer – Alan Alda interviews Michael Gazzaniga

More Recent History

Increased stimulation of the left hemisphere has historically been taking place from the time, and as a result, of the invention of the alphabet, mathematics, and the printing press.  While the two hemispheres generally work in tandem the left hemisphere has incurred, for many hundreds of recent years, the vast preponderance of input data.

But the hemispheres are an ultimately an equal couple and the scientific revolution has recently, as an adjunct, given rise to visual icons; video games, pics, and movies all of which stimulate the vision of the right hemisphere as does, now ubiquitously-available, music.  This current significant increasing stimulation of the right hemisphere is largely an offspring of the Internet.

Again: The right hemisphere is “Life”and “We” and “Love” and “Big Picture” and “Music” and “Creativity” and “Nature”.

Right Brain Exercises       Contemplating Love

 Enjoy it!

 

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Oversight Oversight

It’s ironic how aggressive organizations create their own opposition out of what would otherwise be a peaceful coexistence. If Kinder Morgan’s Astroturf group B.R.O.K.E., via their extravaganza, hadn’t slapped me so hard in the face that I lost my Alien persona, I would have never written a post regarding Kinder Morgan Projects.

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of more positive subjects to write about but on February 26, 2015 I got slapped hard again.

I like to think that this was an RCMP leak indicating that there may still be good, and just, and honorable members out there who still want to be what they always wanted to be and contribute to the improvement of the country and the world and not to its increased creepiness.

In a gross violation of the Fundamental Freedoms of The Charter of Rights, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has identified all pipeline protestors as potential  “Violent Anti-Petroleum Extremists” and, because I wrote Kinder Morgan Projects, that includes me.  I will NOT remove the post.

This means increased surveillance via CSEC, not CSIS, an electronic surveillance organization which is under the purview of the Department of Defense (DOD). Has Stephen Harper declared war on his own people on behalf of the oil industry and his next Conservative election campaign?

Notable potential “Violent Anti-Petroleum Extremists” are Canada’s indigenous native population.  Minister of Natural Resources Greg Rickford writes that the government’s pipeline plan is for “…enhanced engagement with Aboriginal groups.”  Enhanced is a vague adjective, to be sure, but isn’t it reminiscent of the “enhanced interrogation techniques” of Abu Ghraib?   Does it, in fact, include torture?

While the policy is open-minded enough to include Metis, the ground water poisoning of the bitumen fracking at the Alberta (AB) tarsands is committing (FOR GOD’S SAKE!) eugenic genocide  of AB’s indigenous peoples.

The Indigenous Perspective

How relevant is this to the writings of Reverend Kevin Arnette who long alleged the long-term historic native eugenic genocide mission of the Federal Government?

Humans who think this fracking isn’t eugenic genocide should ask themselves, in that old Hollywood interpretation of the native tongue,…

…How?

This photo of a Cree child is known for “the staging of the gun in hand, ostensibly symbolizing his ‘savage’ proclivities…”

 Who else is a Violent Anti-Petroleum Extremist?

Both of the gentle feminine creatures above were arrested for protesting the Kinder Morgan Pipeline.  On the right is Professor Lynne Quarmby Green Party candidate and and Science Policy Critic for the upcoming Federal election for the riding of North Burnaby (Freshly radically gerrymandered into North Vancouver across Burrard Inlet).

What are the odds that Professor Quarmby’s office doesn’t have every incoming-and-outgoing pixel and sound bite recorded by CSEC?  What are the odds that every Green Party Member, as potential “Violent Anti-Petroleum Extremists” aren’t monitored equally scrupulously?  The New Democratic Party (NDP), have declared their anti-pipeline position.  Who thinks that the Prime Minister has sufficient self control to not put them under electronic scrutiny as well for his Conservative political agenda?

How closely now are journalists and bloggers monitored who have, at some time, written a critical article about a pipeline?

I’ve personally never heard of any pipeline violence initiated by protestors.  Is it the Emperor’s New Uniform?  As far as I know Mr. Harper has thrown the first punch.  It’s important to note that the Prime Minister has introduced violence into the picture for the first time and then sicked the DOD onto innocent citizens, indigenous natives, and his political opposition.

Evidently, in Canada, the Prime Minister cannot be impeached.  This is an unfortunate  because it could lead to a Prime Minister thinking that he’s above the law.  Here’s a petition for parliament to create policies for impeachment.

In the United States President Nixon was impeached for trying to install listening devices in the National Democratic Headquarters at the Watergate Hotel.  How many more people is Prime Minister Harper illegally, feloniously, surveilling?

In their C-51 analysis law professors Craig Forese of the University of Ottawa and Kent Roach of the University of Toronto, identify the following very real problems with C-51:

“CSIS will be able to get warrants at secret hearings to violate Canadians’ rights, which risks creating “a secret jurisprudence on when CSIS can act beyond the law.””

“CSIS will have “open-ended authorization whose proper and reasonable application will depend on perfect government judgment.””

“They worry that Canadians can’t have confidence CSIS won’t be used to target political enemies of the government.”

Former CSIS Officer       Former CSIS Officials

With his declaration of “Violent Anti-Petroleum Extremists” the Prime Minister isn’t waiting for the passage of C-51 to make it even quasi-legal.

In order to enact the C-51 “Terrorism” bill Prime Minister Harper doesn’t demure from acting on the lessons of infamous Nazi Party leader Hermann Goering:

“…Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers (as conspiracy theorists) for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.” – Goering at the Nuremberg Trials

Stephen Harper has always been the far-away oily Ontario guy who we’ve had (no choice in British Columbia [BC]) to patiently endure for an eternity longer than the Americans had to endure George W. Bush.  But now, in the fullest extreme of attacking with a fringed flag assault, Mr. Harper is attacking innocent Canadians, via no less than the DOD, by projecting his own aggressive violations onto them.

Who Oversees the Overseers?

Regarding the C-51 Big Brother “Terrorist” Bill many, including many former Prime Ministers, are calling for up-to-the minute oversight of CSIS but how many Canadians are even aware of the existence of CSEC, the military Canadian counterpart of the American NSA that conducts all of the country’s electronic surveillance?  CSEC is geographically adjacent to CSIS but mandated under the DOD.  Consequently any new funding for oversight of CSIS will not include the more greatly needed oversight of CSEC as well.  Without oversight of CSEC the offensive, abusive, intrusive, violating surveillance of innocent Canadian citizens will continue.

I can attest that I’ve certainly felt terrorized since they’ve been alleged to be in my computer system.

It may be a coincidence but, since CSEC has been into my personal computer I’ve started receiving criminal (credit card fraud etc.) and lascivious SPAM email solicitations for the first time.  Is generating and cultivating indecency via email part of what CSEC does?  Is the creation of criminal start-ups, and amoral acts, a part of its regular routine?  Are they modern electronic retrograde “Barn Burners”.

Evidently 80% of Canadians feel that this Bill C-51, incursion into their Fundamental Freedoms is OK because they have nothing to hide.  (Decreased by 40% the day this blog was posted) Those many who think “Why not?” re. C-51 need to know that in their innocence they’re also proclaiming their naivety.   The innocence that they’re projecting onto the Prime Minister’s office doesn’t exist but rather is motivated by superimposing Canada’s Fundamental Freedoms with personal Fundamental Greedoms.

On a related note, who’s going to compensate BC as the salmon stocks are increasingly unable to return because cold-blooded fish are unable to tolerate a small increase in water temperature?

Prime Minister Harper’s Secret Kinder Morgan Oil Pipeline Oral Meetings

It’s important to note that, in critical Pipeline and Charter of Rights and Freedom Violation matters, Canada’s Liberal Party votes in lockstep with the Conservative party.  As in the U.S. the top 2 parties look like a choice between the puppet on the right or the puppet on the left.

What can we do about it?

First things first:

1. In the upcoming Federal Elections (October 19, 2015) vote NDP or Green or for an independent candidate.  Even the “Any excuse for a party” Rhinoceros Party of Canada would at least be benign relative to those who would cause massive scale long-term public harm.

2.  Leadnow.ca appears to be an “Anybody but Harper” group.

3.  Enacting a law that would require that all politicians serve no more than a single term would remove most of the corruption from politics; perhaps two terms could be served by those in public office demonstrating a record of exceptional statesmanship.  Could this be initiated by the RCMP as an anti-corruption proposal?  How many Canadians would sign it as an Avaaz petition?  Good people, for a change, would take a break from work and serve in a respected position of governance for a term before returning to their regular jobs and lives.  The public service would be a resume’ enhancement.  The severe risk posed by a career of ‘Power’ would be significantly reduced.

4. Sign this petition for parliament to make it possible to impeach the Prime Minister.

Edgar Cayce stated it a bit more severely than the old “Power Corrupts” idiom:

“Few does power not destroy.”  3976-13

Edgar Cayce, in his pan-lifetime world view, advises us to be patient with all souls who all must eventually come around.  Under the circumstances the best I could say to Prime Minister Harper is: Please stop causing harm and leave.

Now let’s see if these oil-owned organizations can stop slapping me.  God knows I’d rather be worlds away in pleasantness.

 

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Intent

There’s a fairly well-known Edgar Cayce story that illustrates the importance of intent.  The following is paraphrased from memory.  If found the citations will be added at that time.

One of the people to whom Edgar Cayce gave an in-trance reading was a chaste young woman who wondered why she had the undeserved reputation for being known as the slutty promiscuous girl at school and elsewhere.  She had never done anything to encourage it.

Cayce responded that in a past life she had been a prostitute and had used her body carnally in order to extract whatever she could from men.

Another woman for who Cayce gave a reading had been treated all of her charmed life as if she were a saint.  He told her that in a past life she had been a prostitute and had done all she could to bring loving comfort to lonely men.

“Kind eyes” a portrait by author: juli_kirsanova

Intent is Everything

 See also ‘Trying‘.

 

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Humans Vs. Plants

Who is smarter?  Humans, or plants?

Some humans believe that they, being the smartest, are at the top of the environmental chain.  They believe that they have the right to be the dominators of resources or “overburden” and not the stewards, of nature.

Are humans able to comprehend the consciousness of a leaf?

BTW who, in Nissan’s marketing department, decided to name their electric car the ‘Leaf’?  Except for Toronto hockey fans how many people want to identify with a leaf?  Cars are iconic in advertising for being the stylish fun things with which people personally identify and, in dream analysis, your car symbolizes, almost invariably, your body.  Leafs (plural in Toronto parlance) are shiny clapping things that are so delicate and ephemeral that they flamboyantly flutter to the earth and expire annually.  ‘Vector’, or even ‘Evergreen’, would be better names for EVs.

Above Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015) [Peace] narrates a vintage kitschy (Is that a Moog synthesizer?) TV episode of ‘In Search Of ‘ titled Other Voices.  My last blog post, on Thursday Feb. 26th, about Vulcan Proverbs and Edgar Cayce included Nimoy as Spock.  On Friday, the 27th, TV’s beloved Mr. Spock passed away.  In hindsight the post looks like a respectable homage.

This research regarding plants and music is old information.  Some today attest that plants most prefer high frequency sounds that sound a lot like birds cheeping.  Not sure about the ridiculously hard-to-record pterodactyl call found here.   Here are some Youtube resources to play to your plants.

The above video, from TV’s Mythbusters, verifies that plants know your intent.

Evidently you can’t fool a plant by holding up a lighter and pretending that you’re going to burn it.  You have to mean it.

Humans don’t even know their own intent

The human left brain, based on past experiences, is constantly creating circumstances and coming to conclusions often with no basis in reality.  It’s the little voice that sometimes gives you a hard time. Humans often don’t even know their own intent as it is intended to incorporate the BIG PICTURE and ‘Love’of the right hemisphere.

A plant knows how to glow its being without comparison to anything else.

Edgar Cayce quotes re. Nature

“Is the oak lord over the vine? Is the Jimson (weed) beset before the tomato? Are the grassy roots ashamed of their flower beside the rose?

All those forces in nature are fulfilling rather those purposes to which their Maker, their Creator, has called them into being… reflecting –as each soul, as each man and each should do in their particular sphere — their concept of the Maker!”  1391-1

“In all nature the Spirit of Creation is emanating, and one that attunes self in mind or mental forces towards beings of emanation, gains knowledge in an inestimable manner, that becomes the soul, the personality, the being of the individual.” 354-2

“Listen to the birds.  Watch the blush of the rose.  Listen to the life rising in the tree.  These serve their Maker.  Through what?  That psychic force, that is Life itself…Learn, O Man, from that about thee.”  364-10

Q- “How is the best way to explain God to a child under twelve years?”

A- “In nature” 5747-1

So…

1. A plant knows human intent

2. A plant knows how to glow its being

3. Nature is God

…who’s smarter:

Humans or plants?