Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Invisible War - Official Trailer

THE INVISIBLE WAR is a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of our country's most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within our US military. Today, a female soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire with the number of assaults in the last decade alone in the hundreds of thousands.

Focusing on the powerfully emotional stories of several young women, the film reveals the systemic cover up of the crimes against them and follows their struggles to rebuild their lives and fight for justice. THE INVISIBLE WAR features hard-hitting interviews with high-ranking military officials and members of Congress that reveal the perfect storm conditions that exist for rape in the military, its history of cover-up, and what can be done to bring about much needed change.       >to watch trailer<

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Tim...I submitted this last week to the StarTrib and they chose not to print it.  Thought you'd like to see it and distribute if you like. All the best, Tom

    To: opinion@startribune.com
    Subject: Let's Look at Ourselves!

    Dear Editor....In the debate over the causes of gun violence it is amazing to me that a very major reason, the U.S. global militarism, is being totally ignored.  We are currently exporting over 75% of the weapons being sold around the world and terrorist groups are using many of them.  The national policy we seem to have adopted is that "might is right" and that those with the biggest and fastest-shooting weapons rule the day.  Military recruiters are allowed in our schools with impunity to glorify the "warrior" and glamorize the power achieved with an assault weapon while Veterans for Peace  aren't allowed to speak in many schools.   It is a fact many of the killers in the mass shootings in the U.S. had mental illness left untreated.  Yet more than 30% of the young men and women we have sent into combat in Iraq and Afghanistan are returning to our streets with severe post traumatic stress disorder and, if even diagnosed, are waiting six months for treatment.  When going to war, or supplying weapons for someone else to go to war on our behalf, is the foremost option of our national policy, why are we surprised that individuals in a gun-saturated society will use guns to address their problems.  And..the thought of killing civilians, or children as in the case of Sandy Hook, seems no longer to be a deterrent.  After all, in our war in Iraq and Afghanistan, a war of revenge, over 90% of the casualties were civilians, many of them women and children.




This is the Breakdown of the 2013 Federal “Discretionary” Budget: 

Military (Department of Defense = War, Veterans Affairs, and Nuclear Weapons Programs)  60%
Health & Human Services 7%
Education 6%  
State 5%
Other Programs  4%
Homeland Security 3.5%           
Housing and Urban Dev. 3%
Justice 2%
Agriculture 2%  
NASA 1.5%
Energy, Labor, Treasury, Interior, EPA, Transportation (6 % total)

Military spending dwarfs all!  Military wins!  All vital domestic needs suffer!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

We Are The World

Michael Jackson/Lionel Richie
There comes a time when we need a certain call
When the world must come together as one
There are people dying
Oh, and it's time to lend a hand to life
The greatest gift of all

We can't go on pretending day by day
That someone, somehow will soon make a change
We're all a part of God's great big family
And the truth - you know love is all we need
>watch listen to the harmony<

Friday, January 25, 2013

Psywar - Full Documentary

This film explores the evolution of propaganda and public relations in the United States, with an emphasis on the elitist theory of democracy and the relationship between war, propaganda and class.

Includes original interviews with a number of dissident scholars including Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Michael Parenti, Peter Phillips (Project Censored), John Stauber (PR Watch), Christopher Simpson (The Science of Coercion) and others.

A deep, richly illustrated study of the nature and history of propaganda, featuring some of the world's most insightful critics, Psywar exposes the propaganda system, providing crucial background and insight into the control of information and thought.
>click here to watch<

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Smedley Butler War IS A Racket

Smedley Darlington Butler (1881, 1940) was a Major General in the U.S. Marine Corps, an outspoken critic of U.S. military adventurism, and at the time of his death the most decorated Marine in U.S. history.

In his 1935 book War is a Racket, he described the workings of the military-industrial complex and, after retiring from service, became a popular speaker at meetings organized by veterans, pacifists and church groups in the 1930s.
>to hear his speech<

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Shemiran County in Tehran

In the last episode, Behrouz Nadjafi takes us to a part of Tehran that was once a town in its own right on the capital city's outskirts. It is now a mix of old and modern neighborhoods with their own special features.  >take the tour<

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Martin Luther King Jr Quotes

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.
Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream, 1963.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream, 1963.

Quotes about Education

To save man from the morass of propaganda, in my opinion, is one of the chief aims of education. Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal, and the facts from the fiction.
Martin Luther King, Jr., The Purpose of Education

The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. But education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society.
Martin Luther King, Jr., The Purpose of Education

Intelligence plus character--that is the goal of true education.
Martin Luther King, Jr., The Purpose of Education

Quotes on Racism

Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away, and that in some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail

Now is the time to lift our national policy from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of human dignity.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail

When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, militarism and economic exploitation are incapable of being conquered.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Nobel Price Acceptance Speech

Quotes on Nonviolence

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?, 1967.

Nonviolent action, the Negro saw, was the way to supplement, not replace, the progress of change. It was the way to divest himself of passivity without arraying himself in vindictive force.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Why We Can't Wait, 1964.

Quotes about Poverty

The curse of poverty has no justification in our age. It is socially as cruel and blind as the practice of cannibalism at the dawn of
civilization... The time has come for us to civilize ourselves by the total, direct and immediate abolition of poverty.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?, 1967.

Quotes about Martin Luther King Jr

“For years, I declined to fill in the form for my Senate press credential that asked me to state my 'race,' unless I was permitted to put 'human.' The form had to be completed under penalty of perjury, so I could not in conscience put 'white,' which is not even a color let alone a 'race,' and I sternly declined to put 'Caucasian,' which is an exploded term from a discredited ethnology. Surely the essential and unarguable core of King's campaign was the insistence that pigmentation was a false measure: a false measure of mankind (yes, mankind) and an inheritance from a time of great ignorance and stupidity and cruelty, when one drop of blood could make you 'black.”
― Christopher Hitchens

Thursday, January 17, 2013

AE911Truth's - Blueprint for Truth - The Architecture of Destruction

This is the 33 min. version of the original 2 hour dvd on the new AE911Truth Companion Edition to Blueprint for Truth-The Architecture of Destruction. In just 33 minutes Richard Gage, AIA of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth takes you through most of the scientific forensic evidence proving beyond a reasonable doubt that the destruction of WTC was accomplished with explosive controlled demolition. >Richard Gage's presentation<

'9/11 was an inside job': Full speech by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at UN

Iran's president sparked a mass walk-out by US delegates yesterday after telling a UN summit that most people believe the American government was behind the 9/11 attacks.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Iran to publicize details of foiled attempts to kill Iranian scientists

Iran’s Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi says the Islamic Republic will soon publicize details of foiled attempts to assassinate the country’s nuclear scientists.

“Good news will soon be publicized on thwarting assassination plots against some of the nuclear scientists of our country,” Moslehi told reporters on Wednesday.

He said that Iran has taken very good measures and delivered a heavy blow to the elements and terrorist groups that sought to target Iranian nuclear scientists.

The Iranian intelligence minister added that the Islamic Republic has continued its intelligence operations and managed to identify and foil attempts made by the terrorist groups to carry out assassinations.

Moslehi said further details will be announced in the future.

    Since 2009, five Iranian nuclear scientists have become the target of terrorist attacks, which have killed four of them.

In the latest series of attacks, Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan was assassinated in January 2012 after an unknown motorcyclist attached a magnet bomb to his car near Allameh Tabatabaei University in Tehran.

Iran condemns the United States and Israel for the assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists.

Washington, Tel Aviv and their allies accuse Iran of pursuing a military nuclear program.

Iran refutes the allegations and argues that as a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), it is entitled to develop and acquire nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

Susan Lindauer: Patriot Act Fascism

Susan Lindauer, former CIA asset Whistleblower who revealed publicly that she was directed by CIA to tell Iraq in April 2001 the US was expecting Arab hijacked airliners to smash into the World Trade Center towers, tells of her resulting ordeal involving a year's secret imprisonment at a military base without trial or hearing, her struggle resisting mind altering chemicals the government tried to force on her, and suffering 5 years under indictment until a court finally dismissed with prejudice all charges. She's authored a book about it, Extreme Prejudice. Introduction by Les Jameison, closing by Frank Craven. Talk given November 10, 2012 in New York City at INN News Report. Camera, sound, Joe Friendly

In the Question and Answer session after her talk, most of the questions were not loud enough to be heard and therefore were edited out, leaving mostly only her answers.                                                                                                    >Susan's testimony<

Monday, January 7, 2013

Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview

Crossroads: Labor Pains of a New Worldview is a documentary exploring the depths of the current human condition and the emergence of a worldview that is recreating our world from the inside out.

Weaving together insights and findings from biology, psychology, network science, systems science, business, culture and media, the film reveals the inner workings of the human experience in the 21st century, urging viewers to step out of the box and challenge their own assumptions about who we really are, and why we do what we do.

Crossroads places evolutionary context to today’s escalating social unrest, natural disasters, and economic failures. It illuminates the footsteps of an integrated worldview, penetrating its way through the power of social networks to the forefront of our personal and collective awareness.

A refreshing reality check for all viewers and a clarion call for those who carry the seeds of the emerging worldview.

Scientists and thinkers featured in Crossroads include: Amit Goswami, Neale Donald Walsch, Elisabet Sahtouris, Bruce Lipton, Peter Joseph, Caroline A. Miller, Nicholas Christakis, James Fowler, Michael Laitman, Ervin Laszlo, Dean Radin, Dave Sherman, Annie Leonard, Jairon G. Cuesta, and John St. Augustine.                                              >to view documentary<

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Endless War Is a Feature of U.S. Policy. Why We Are In a Perpetual Series of Wars …

By Washington's Blog
Global Research, January 05, 2013
Washington's Blog                                                                                                                                 
James Madison said:

    In time of actual war, great discretionary powers are constantly given to the Executive Magistrate. Constant apprehension of War, has the same tendency to render the head too large for the body. A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty. The means of defence against foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home. Among the Romans it was a standing maxim to excite a war, whenever a revolt was apprehended. Throughout all Europe, the armies kept up under the pretext of defending, have enslaved the people.

Madison also noted that never-ending war tends to destroy both liberty and prosperity:

    Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended; its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied: and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force, of the people. The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war, and in the degeneracy of manners and of morals, engendered by both. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.

>the rest of the report<

Friday, January 4, 2013

Words Of Wisdom RESOURCES

Our Mother Earth Is A Living Being Sequoyah Trueblood
Words Of Wisdom RESOURCES Our Mother Earth Is A Living Being Sequoyah Trueblood

How long can one endure such torture?
We cannot keep taking from the planet without some kind of recourse.
What your watching is a preview into Dance With Destiny - a documentary about prophecy, earth changes, and the shift of consciousness that needs to take place on this planet.

We can run but we cant hide - from what we are about to face.
>to watch video<

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

11 Secret Documents Americans Deserve to See

By David Wallechinsky

Many documents produced by the U.S. government are confidential and not released to the public for legitimate reasons of national security.  Others, however, are kept secret for more questionable reasons.  The fact that presidents and other government officials have the power to deem materials classified provides them with an opportunity to use national security as an excuse to suppress documents and reports that would reveal embarrassing or illegal activities.

I’ve been collecting the stories of unreleased documents for several years. Now I have chosen 11 examples that were created—and buried—by both Democratic and Republican administrations and which cover assassinations, spying, torture, 50-year-old historical events, presidential directives with classified titles and…trade negotiations.                                                                                                                           >detailed report<

Does Truth Have A Future In America?

— Paul Craig Roberts
January 2, 2013 |
There is no political, social, economic, or ideological agenda associated with this site. For the most part, readers who come to this site are capable of independent thought. They are aware that the media is agenda-driven and full of disinformation. They realize that voters do not control the government through the ballot box. Readers come to this site, because they are seeking explanations that are closer to the truth or more plausible than the self-serving ones they are given by the media, corporations, politicians, and government officials.

This makes readers of this site unique. In my 35 years of experience in journalism, I have found that most readers read in order to confirm what they already think and believe. It is the same for the right-wing and the left-wing. They cannot escape their ideological boxes and are creatures of their biases. They want their prejudices vindicated and their beliefs supported. A writer who tells them something that they do not want to hear receives abuse. These readers cannot benefit from facts and new information and change their minds. They already know everything and only want information that supports their beliefs and advances their agendas.

If a writer makes the case so clear that readers simply cannot avoid it, the reader will intentionally misread the article or book and attack the writer for saying everything that he does not say. The chorus will join in the effort to shut down the unwelcome information before it reaches others.