Friday, June 24, 2011

Note to Self: Don't hire Israeli Security Firms

Unless, of course, you deliberately *want* things to get FUBAR.

I knew it was time for another post, and there are so many things out there *they aren't telling you* I started to feel overwhelmed, so I'm going to pick something small today. I was reading through my endless stack of hastily printed blog posts and a few paragraphs about the latest major Earth disaster (Fukushima -- it's hard to keep track of them all, isn't it?) caught my eye.

So what caused these massive explosions in Reactors 3 and 4 to occur? According to Stone, nuclear weaponry was used to forcibly demolish these structures. Magna BSP, a security firm, allegedly installed massive "security cameras" inside the reactors prior to the disaster. These cameras weighed over 1,000 pounds, and look oddly similar to uranium gun-type nuclear bombs (

"When you put two and two together, it appears as though nuclear weapons disguised as security cameras may have been used to blow up Fukushima's reactors. Perhaps this explains the reason for the information blackout on Reactor 4 that occurred in the days following the disaster (


"Hmmph," I thought. "What are the odds this "Magna BSP" is an Israeli Firm?" 100 percent, as it turns out. Yeah, they're also the guys being accused of introducing the STUXNET virus to the nuclear plants. Here's a picture of their security camera.

I wouldn't want to fly on any airline that's planning to use this system, either: Magna BSP gets grant for plane collision prevention system

Nor would I want to fly in any airports using ICTS, another Israeli firm. They were in charge of airport security for the 9-11 attacks, the underwear bomber, the shoe bomber, and the Moscow Airport bombing.

Take it from me, folks, the Israelis really suck at security. They're like the English at cooking, or the Italians at accounting. It's just not their thing.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Hopeful Intermission

I've been fairly cranky lately, it's seems like I'm allergic to something out there ... maybe it's just the endless lies and junky crap on the TV, maybe it's all this talk about Anthony Weiner, maybe it's all this worry about radiation and designer viruses and useless politicians and waiting for the other shoe to drop on the economy ... my eyes have been swollen for days, I've been having a hard time breathing and I've got a metallic taste in my mouth (Is it radiation? Is it Corexit water? Is it lithium? God only knows these days!).

So, here's a refreshing ray of hope I got from one of the comments on Visible Origami. Enjoy!

Peace Prayer of St. Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
when there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
Grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand,
to be loved as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying [to ourselves] that we are born to eternal life.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Jody goes Vegan

It started years ago when I spoke to a lady I admired. We met on a kind of collective farm in Spain. I needed a cheap place to stay while I was wandering around Europe and I got a tip from one of my rides about a place where English-speaking environmentalists hung out for a "working holiday." Like almost everyone there, my friend was a vegetarian. She said she couldn't stomach meat since she was about 10 years old. I asked her why and she told me she had watched a scene from Planet of the Apes where intelligent ape hunters carried away their quarry (regressed humans) hogtied on a pole. She may have gone on, at this point, to tell me that pigs were actually smarter than dogs. I knew I wouldn't eat a dog unless my life depended on it, and seeing how I was already on a restricted diet living at the farm, it wasn't hard for me to give up eating pigs then and there (though I love pork!).

I went on like that for years, stoically foregoing pork chops and Polish sausage (and occasionally cheating on pizza toppings), but it wasn't that hard or inconvenient. My family made gentle fun of me (I think my older brother bought me a plush pig for Christmas), but it wasn't a big bother when I came over to visit. I just let my hosts know ahead of time that for ethical reasons, I didn't eat pigs.

Things got a bit harder when I decided to give up red meat. This cuts out a huge American staple -- the hamburger. Plus steaks. My dad is an excellent barbecue-er. I don't think it lasted very long, the first time I did it. You're wading fairly deep into the realm of inconvenience (living in rural America) if you don't eat beef.

I think the reason the red meat thing didn't last as long as the pork thing was because I wasn't motivated enough. The focus was mostly on my health and not on the fact that cows have feelings too. But ever since I gave up eating pigs I've had nothing but sympathy and admiration for vegetarians. I knew they were doing the right thing. Cows aren't animal geniuses but they are lovable. And while my only direct experience with chickens was negative (I got pecked a lot) I wouldn't want to kill one myself. When you factor in the huge cost it takes to feed, transport, and house all these animals, the nasty hormones and food they're given (if I'm not mistaken mad cow disease comes from cows eating the remains of other cows ground up in their feed), and the general overall misery of factory farmed animals ... it's not hard to see that America's love affair with meat is a major part of the world's problems.

I don't want to guilt trip anyone ... God knows the self-righteous attitude I discern from many vegans is one of the biggest excuses I've had towards not becoming one myself ... but 60% of the world's usable farmland is being stripped by live stock. An acre of prime land can produce 40,000 pounds of potatoes but only 250 pounds of beef. In the UK live stock is fed enough food to feed 250,000,000 people while in the world 30,000,000 people die of starvation. That's wrong.

So, when the time finally came where I could afford to make my own food choices (I'll spare you the details of my own miserable poverty) I finally made the decision to go vegetarian. My reasoning was, "if I'm not willing to kill, gut and prepare the animal myself, and I wouldn't raise it the way I know it's being raised on these factory farms, I'm not willing to eat it."

This wasn't all that hard to do, under normal circumstances, in San Francisco. Unfortunately I didn't have a kitchen in the SRO I was staying in and it still wasn't easy finding cheap ways to eat out without meat. I ate lots of Chinese, Mexican, and Indian food.

Then I moved to Indiana to be closer to my kids. This is how most vegetarians have to eat out in most of the country: "I'll have the veggie omelet please." (And this is how most vegans have to eat out: "I'll have the iceberg lettuce side salad with vinaigrette, please.")

Fortunately the electricity in my motel is good enough for me to have a microwave so I can cook my own food. But soon after I moved here they had a salmonella scare with the eggs and I was foolish enough to watch this disgusting video:

That was the end of my blissful enjoyment of eggs. I knew cows were given unnatural, dangerous hormones to produce cheap milk, but at least, I figured, they didn't live out their life in abject misery like those poor factory farm hens. Then I watched a video (much like this one) that basically said, "look, the dairy industry is the veal industry ... cows have to have calves to produce milk, dipshit, and what do you think they do with those calves?"

I'm sorry if I put anyone off their lunch, maybe it's just that I've been pretty grumpy trying to get the hang of this vegan business. I've already "accidentally" bought a couple of (milk chocolate) candy bars and, after paying 3 times as much for margarine that absolutely didn't have dairy products in it, I mistakenly bought "imitation meat" that I didn't notice had eggs and milk in it until I got home.


On a completely different note, once again GW from Washington's blog writes just the kind of brilliant article I wish I would've written.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Liberty as a metaphor

On this date, 44 years ago, the USS Liberty was attacked by her supposed ally, Israel. 34 American crewmen died and 174 were wounded. This was no mistake. Only a miracle of God and the actions of a few brave men kept that boat afloat -- surviving what was an obvious false-flag attack to drag the US into a war with Egypt.

Let us never forget until Justice and the Truth are universally recognized.

"Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it" -- George Santayana

Documentary: Dead In The Water

Friday, June 3, 2011

Time to Speak Out

Why don't other Congressmen and women demonstrate the same grasp of the Constitution Dennis Kucinich does? "We shouldn't have to borrow from banks!" On war powers: "This is about standing up for the Constitution, that's what I came here to do and I'm going to do that!"

Article 1, Section 8:
"The Congress shall have Power To
... coin Money, regulate the Value thereof
... declare War"

Wanda Sykes cuts the B.S. on the Wall Street Bailout:

Meanwhile, I got this link from one of Les Visible's sites, it's some pretty scary speculation about Fukushima (they were lying about the severity of the earthquake, the tsunami was artificially induced, the reactors deliberately blown up ... gee, a lot of that sounds like what may have happened with hurricane Katrina!).

If you examine the pictures, there doesn't appear to have been any earthquake damage before the tsunami came in.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Arrested and body-slammed for "dancing" at the Jefferson Memorial???

The blonde lady who was arrested for rocking back and forth with her arms around a man is Medea Benjamin, one of the founders of Code Pink.

Do me a favor, will you? If you live anywhere close to Washington DC please show up and dance there this Saturday. This kind of crap would have made Jefferson barf.

As far as I'm concerned, the whole world is a free-dance zone!

Dance to Heal the Earth