Blog Pee November 11, 2009

Blog Pee  11-11. . . 2009 . . .

Change isn’t made by asking for permission. Change is made by asking forgiveness later.

Various interesting bits found around the web . . .

Forbes Top 400 Richest Peeps in USA List in Pictures

Complete with mini bios and occasional insight into their success mindsets.

Like Google founders Sergie and Larry using goats on the corporate lawn instead of lawn mowers under belief of it being better for environment.

Don’t they know about the amount of air  pollution caused by a lifetime of goat farts?

Gee, Bill Gates is still at the top @ $50 Billion

Steve Jobs #43 at just a measly  5.1 Billion

Oprah and Steve Wynn tie for #143 @ 2.3B

Donald Trump #158 @ 2 Billion – tied with FaceBook founder Mark Zuckerberg [youngest person on the list]

Simply because of  their shear wealth, they have a massive impact on the planet – good or bad compared to most people.

Most of the people on this list you wouldn’t recognize on the street. Until #392, all are worth $1 Billion +.

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This is cool – but don’t get in trouble 😉

Convert Video / DVD to any device How To (for Mac)

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In Other Local News . . .

YouTube has been soliciting me to sign up for Rev Share for several videos.

They finally targeted one that I was confident was not violating any copyrights.

The scary thing is if they decide you have violated something, they’ll pull your video off for good.

Plus I would guess you get a black mark against your account – 3 strikes and you are out.

That can really suck because these videos are the ones that have a lot of views and comments on them.

How To Send Free Text Messages Via E-Mail

Send Free Text Messages Via E-Mail

If you have an iPhone or any other cellular plan that doesn’t have unlimited texting or texting at all, then you know how annoying and expensive it can get if other people text you.


One option is to turn off texting capabilities on your phone or plan. Another is a relatively unknown way using email.


Keep in mind the person receiving the message still has to pay for these—but you won’t have to.**


Here’s how:


Enter the person’s phone number, along with the appropriate carrier-specific e-mail address from those listed below, into any e-mail client.


The result will appear on the person’s phone as an SMS text message.


Note: All phone numbers are 10 digits with no dashes (example: 2135551212).

  • Alltel: [Phone Number]@message.alltel.com
  • AT&T: [Phone Number]@txt.att.net
  • Nextel: [Phone Number]@messaging.nextel.com
  • Sprint: [Phone Number]@messaging.sprintpcs.com
  • T-Mobile: [Phone Number]@tmomail.net
  • Verizon: [Phone Number]@vtext.com
  • Virgin Mobile: [Phone Number]@vmobl.com
  • US Cellular: [Phone Number]@email.uscc.net

**The person receiving the text can then text you back and it goes to the email account you sent your text from.

I tried this the other day and it works great!

source:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2352105,00.asp

Wake the Frack Up America | USA

Yes, I realize this is a repeat of an email circulating right now, but read it anyway.

Snap out of it people and make a stand – let your voice be heard and above all – HAVE NO FEAR.

This should stir you up. . . make you mad. Just be sure to direct your energy in a constructive way.

Don’t play into their game and don’t add to the problem by doing something stupid.

PS… ‘Camp FEMA’ . . . can SUCK IT.

Take the three minutes to read this. Maybe he is wrong. What if he is right?

David Kaiser is a respected historian whose published works have covered a broad range of topics, from European Warfare to American League Baseball. Born in 1947, the son of a diplomat, Kaiser spent his childhood in three capital cities: Washington D.C. , Albany , New York , and Dakar , Senegal .. He attended Harvard University , graduating there in 1969 with a B.A. In history. He then spent several years more at Harvard, gaining a PhD in history, which he obtained in 1976. He served in the Army Reserve from 1970 to 1976.

He is a professor in the Strategy and Policy Department of the United States Naval War College. He has previously taught at Carnegie Mellon, Williams College and Harvard University . Kaiser’s latest book, The Road to Dallas, about the Kennedy assassination, was just published by Harvard University Press.

History Unfolding by Dr. David Kaiser

I am a student of history. Professionally, I have written 15 books on history that have been published in six languages, and I have studied history all my life. I have come to think there is something monumentally large afoot, and I do not believe it is simply a banking crisis, or a mortgage crisis, or a credit crisis. Yes these exist, but they are merely single facets on a very large gemstone that is only now coming into a sharper focus.

Something of historic proportions is happening. I can sense it because I know how it feels, smells, what it looks like, and how people react to it. Yes, a perfect storm may be brewing, but there is something happening within our country that has been evolving for about ten to fifteen years. The pace has dramatically quickened in the past two.

We demand and then codify into law the requirement that our banks make massive loans to people we know they can never pay back? Why?

We learned just days ago that the Federal Reserve, which has little or no real oversight by anyone, has “loaned” two trillion dollars (that is $2,000,000,000,000) over the past few months, but will not tell us to whom or why or disclose the terms. That is our money. Yours and mine. And that is three times the $700 billion we all argued about so strenuously just this past September. Who has this money? Why do they have it? Why are the terms unavailable to us? Who asked for it? Who authorized it? I thought this was a government of “we the people,” who loaned our powers to our elected leaders. Apparently not.

We have spent two or more decades intentionally de-industrializing our economy.. Why?

We have intentionally dumbed down our schools, ignored our history, and no longer teach our founding documents, why we are exceptional, and why we are worth preserving. Students by and large cannot write, think critically, read, or articulate. Parents are not revolting, teachers are not picketing, school boards continue to back mediocrity. Why?

We have now established the precedent of protesting every close election (violently in California over a proposition that is so controversial that it simply wants marriage to remain defined as between one man and one woman. Did you ever think such a thing possible just a decade ago?) We have corrupted our sacred political process by allowing unelected judges to write laws that radically change our way of life, and then mainstream Marxist groups like ACORN and others to turn our voting system into a banana republic. To what purpose?

Now our mortgage industry is collapsing, housing prices are in free fall, major industries are failing, our banking system is on the verge of collapse, social security is nearly bankrupt, as is Medicare and our entire government. Our education system is worse than a joke (I teach college and I know precisely what I am talking about) – the list is staggering in its length, breadth, and depth.. It is potentially 1929 x ten…And we are at war with an enemy we cannot even name for fear of offending people of the same religion, who, in turn, cannot wait to slit the throats of your children if they have the opportunity to do so.

And finally, we have elected a man that no one really knows anything about, who has never run so much as a Dairy Queen, let alone a town as big as Wasilla , Alaska .. All of his associations and alliances are with real radicals in their chosen fields of employment, and everything we learn about him, drip by drip, is unsettling if not downright scary (Surely you have heard him speak about his idea to create and fund a mandatory civilian defense force stronger than our military for use inside our borders? No? Oh, of course. The media would never play that for you over and over and then demand he answer it. Sarah Palin’s pregnant daughter and $150,000 wardrobe are more important.)

Mr. Obama’s winning platform can be boiled down to one word: Change. Why?

I have never been so afraid for my country and for my children as I am now.

This man campaigned on bringing people together, something he has never, ever done in his professional life. In my assessment, Obama will divide us along philosophical lines, push us apart, and then try to realign the pieces into a new and different power structure. Change is indeed coming. And when it comes, you will never see the same nation again.

And that is only the beginning..

As a serious student of history, I thought I would never come to experience what the ordinary, moral German must have felt in the mid-1930s In those times, the “savior” was a former smooth-talking rabble-rouser from the streets, about whom the average German knew next to nothing. What they should have known was that he was associated with groups that shouted, shoved, and pushed around people with whom they disagreed; he edged his way onto the political stage through great oratory. Conservative “losers” read it right now.

And there were the promises. Economic times were tough, people were losing jobs, and he was a great speaker. And he smiled and frowned and waved a lot. And people, even newspapers, were afraid to speak out for fear that his “brown shirts” would bully and beat them into submission. Which they did – regularly. And then, he was duly elected to office, while a full-throttled economic crisis bloomed at hand – the Great Depression. Slowly, but surely he seized the controls of government power, person by person, department by department, bureaucracy by bureaucracy. The children of German citizens were at first, encouraged to join a Youth Movement in his name where they were taught exactly what to think. Later, they were required to do so. No Jews of course,

How did he get people on his side? He did it by promising jobs to the jobless, money to the money-less, and rewards for the military-industrial complex. He did it by indoctrinating the children, advocating gun control, health care for all, better wages, better jobs, and promising to re-instill pride once again in the country, across Europe , and across the world. He did it with a compliant media – did you know that? And he did this all in the name of justice and …. . … change. And the people surely got what they voted for.

If you think I am exaggerating, look it up. It’s all there in the history books.

So read your history books. Many people of conscience objected in 1933 and were shouted down, called names, laughed at, and ridiculed. When Winston Churchill pointed out the obvious in the late 1930s while seated in the House of Lords in England (he was not yet Prime Minister), he was booed into his seat and called a crazy troublemaker. He was right, though. And the world came to regret that he was not listened to.

Do not forget that Germany was the most educated, the most cultured country in Europe . It was full of music, art, museums, hospitals, laboratories, and universities. And yet, in less than six years (a shorter time span than just two terms of the U. S. presidency) it was rounding up its own citizens, killing others, abrogating its laws, turning children against parents, and neighbors against neighbors.. All with the best of intentions, of course. The road to Hell is paved with them.

As a practical thinker, one not overly prone to emotional decisions, I have a choice: I can either believe what the objective pieces of evidence tell me (even if they make me cringe with disgust); I can believe what history is shouting to me from across the chasm of seven decades; or I can hope I am wrong by closing my eyes, having another latte, and ignoring what is transpiring around me..

I choose to believe the evidence. No doubt some people will scoff at me, others laugh, or think I am foolish, naive, or both. To some degree, perhaps I am. But I have never been afraid to look people in the eye and tell them exactly what I believe-and why I believe it.

I pray I am wrong. I do not think I am. Perhaps the only hope is our vote in the next elections.

David Kaiser
Jamestown , Rhode Island
United States
Webster’s New World Dictionary

Fascism n. A system of government characterized by rigid one-party dictatorship, forcible suppression of opposition, private economic enterprise under centralized governmental control, belligerent nationalism, racism, and militarism, etc, first instituted in Italy in 1922. a) a political movement based on such doctrines and policies b) fascist behavior See also Nazi.

Eff-En-Eff | Friday Night Film November 6th, 2009

F-N-F Friday Night Film

11-06-2009

RING OF POWER by Amenstop productions

Whether or not you agree with the information presented in this rough edit documentary, the lady seems to have done a rather thorough job. Quite the alternate take on history. Probably some truth in there that will shock ya.

UPDATE MAy 23, 2013

google video is long gone. Here is a new copy upoloaded onto youtube:

PART 1

Synopsis:

RING OF POWER, BY AMENSTOP PRODUCTIONS. ABOUT THE PRODUCER:

The Producer is an experienced, award winning documentary filmmaker who, as a child, learned that her father was a member of the secretive cult of Freemasonry.

She recalls many arguments between her parents over her father’s secret meetings and the exclusion of women from the brotherhood.

The Masonic ring that her father wore had been passed down from father to son over the generations.

When she asked her father about the meaning of the letter “G” and the compass and square on his ring, she got no response.

As an adult, she decided to investigate. That investigation grew into four years of intensive research into the identity and history of the diabolical globalists who she calls the “Ring Of Power”.

Their goal is one World Empire and one world ruler.

Part I: 9/11 THE UNTOLD STORY (38 min.) Half the world believes Muslims were responsible for 9/11.

The other half believes Israeli Zionists were responsible. Who’s right?

Part II: HIDDEN EMPIRE (22 min.) The world’s most powerful empire is not the U.S.A. It is an empire that insiders call “Empire Of The City”

PART 2

RING OF POWER, BY AMENSTOP PRODUCTIONS. ABOUT THE PRODUCER:

The Producer is an experienced, award winning documentary filmmaker who, as a child, learned that her father was a member of the secretive cult of Freemasonry.

She recalls many arguments between her parents over her father’s secret meetings and the exclusion of women from the brotherhood.

The Masonic ring that her father wore had been passed down from father to son over the generations.

When she asked her father about the meaning of the letter “G” and the compass and square on his ring, she got no response.

As an adult, she decided to investigate.

That investigation grew into four years of intensive research into the identity and history of the diabolical globalists who she calls the “Ring Of Power”.

Their goal is one World Empire and one world ruler.

Part III: TRAIL OF THE PHARAOHS (25 min.) Did the Biblical Abraham really live to be 175 ? Did Moses really turn staffs into snakes and rivers into blood ?

Part IV: GOD AND THE QUEEN (30 min.) Genealogy charts show that British and French royalty are descendants of Mary Magdalene and Jesus Christ. Is it true?

The Ant And The Grasshopper – Modern Take On An Old Parable. . .

My friend sent me this today and I thought it’d be a good one to post here. . .

THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER

This one is a little different…
Two Different Versions! ……………..
Two Different Morals!


OLD VERSION: The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long,  building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed.

The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.

MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself!


MODERN VERSION:

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others are cold and starving.

CBS, NBC , PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a
video of the
ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food. America is stunned by the sharp contrast.

How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poorgrasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper and everybody cries when they sing,
‘It’s Not Easy Being Green..’

Acorn stages a demonstration in front of the ant’s house
where the news stations film the group singing, ‘We shall overcome.’
Rev.. Jeremiah Wright then has the group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper’s sake.

Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid exclaim in an interview with Larry Kingthat the ant has gotten rich off the back
of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the antto make him pay his fair share.

Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer.

The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the Government Green Czar.

The story ends as we see the grasshopper finishing up the last bits of the ants food while the government house
he is in, which just happens to be the ant’s old house, crumbles around him because he doesn’t maintain it.

The ant has disappeared in the snow.

The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident
and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders
who terrorize the once peaceful neighborhood.

MORAL OF THE STORY: Be careful how you vote in 2010.

“In God We Trust”

Transcendental Meditation [TM] 50 Years in the USA – Tampa Bay Radio Interview

Local TM Teacher Interviewed On Smooth Jazz WSJT 98.7 FM

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi brought TM – Transcendental Meditation – to America (beginning in San Francisco)  back in 1959.

50 years go by pretty quick!

Recently, Tampa Bay TM Instructor, Jim Vuille, did an interview on several Tampa Bay radio stations.

Here’s the broadcast recording [30 min]

Transcendental Meditation Interview with Jim Viulle

Why I love practicing TM.  Practicing TM gets you in touch with your own inner potential. . . which is unlimited.

Many of us have just forgotten this truth, distracted and disoriented by all the outside ‘noise’ in our busy lives.

If you’re looking to learn more about TM or you are someone who’s been practicing for years, this 30 min interview reminds us of why TM is such an awesome tool to have in our journey of self discovery, personal development and unlimited potential.

Through my own daily practice of TM, I’ve found that I have cultivated and enhanced many desirable qualities*:

  • being non-judgmental
  • moving towards moderation in everything in life
  • forgiveness
  • learning to love myself
  • acceptance
  • indifference in the face of gain or loss
  • greater appreciation of myself and others
  • self-sufficiency (relying on what one has inside, rather than dependency on external resources)
  • more openness & receptivity
  • freedom, flexibility & adaptability in all sorts of situations
  • physical endurance / more energy

*DISCLAIMER* Although I attribute this to TM, I can’t prove that they are soley a result of doing TM, especially when I tend to do a variety of different things that all help me grow. I like to think of it as a really useful tool in a whole toolbox of stuff.

Here’s some links for more information on research, benefits and local introductory meetings in your area (they’re free)

Main organization [TM.org]

Florida TM organization [TM-florida.org]

Nikola Tesla | Timeless Wisdom and Insight

Words from the man who gave the world AC – Alternating Current

Nikola Tesla – underrated is an understatement regarding this man’s brilliance of mind and contributions to the world.

I just finished reading  My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla, and have a newfound respect for the incredible genius of this man.  He not only had an amazing ability to come up with transformative new technology and discovery but also the insight into the possible repercussions and misuse of some of these inventions.

And that’s what I want to share today – a passage in his book that seems as if it could have been written today, but in fact, is his words from over 90 years ago.

War can not be avoided until the physical cause for its recurrence is removed and this, in the last analysis, is the vast extent of the planet on which we live. Only thru annihilation of distance in every respect, as the conveyance of intelligence, transport of passengers and supplies and transmission of energy will conditions be brought about some day, insuring permanency of friendly relations.

What we now want most is closer contact and better understanding between individuals and communities all over the earth, and the elimination of that fanatic devotion to exalted ideals of national egoism and pride which is always prone to plunge the world into primeval barbarism and stirfe.

No league or parliamentary act of any kind will every prevent such a calamity. These are only new devices for putting the weak at the mercy of the strong.  I have exprest myself in this regard fourteen years ago, when a combination of a few leading governments – a sort of Holy Alliance – was advocated by the late Andrew Carnegie, who may be fairly considered as the father of this idea, having given to it more publicity and impetus than anybody else prior to the efforts of the President.

While it can not be denied that such a pact might be of material advantage to some less fortunate peoples, it can not attain the chief object sought. Peace can only come as a natural consequence of universal enlightenment and merging of races, and we are still far from this blissful realization.

As I view the world of today, in the light of the gigantic struggle we have witnest, I am filled with conviction that the interests of humanity would be best served if the United States remained true to its traditions and kept out of “entangling alliances.”

Situated as it is, geographically, remote from the theatres of impending conflicts, without incentive to territorial aggrandizement, with inexhaustible resources and immense population thoroly imbued with the spirits of liberty and right, this country is placed in a unique and privileged position. It is thus able to exert, independently, its colossal strength and moral force to the benefit of all, more judiciously and effectively, than as a member of a league.” p. 101