Monday, September 29, 2008
"You are a Den of Vipers and Thieves"...
No to the Bailout: We Can't Let Bankers Try to Blackmail America
"You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out, and by the eternal God, I will rout you out."
Today I turn over my space to Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, who said these fiery words to a delegation of bankers in 1832:
"Gentlemen, I have had men watching you for a long time, and I am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank. You tell me that if I take the deposits from the bank and annul its charter, I shall ruin ten thousand families. That may be true, gentlemen, but that is your sin! Should I let you go on, you will ruin fifty thousand families, and that would be my sin! You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out, and by the eternal God, I will rout you out."
The issue back then was the Bank of the United States, a federally chartered institution-sort of a predecessor to the Federal Reserve-that Jackson, ever the populist, strongly opposed. Today, most people agree that a national bank is necessary, but as today's vote demonstrates, there is no national consensus on transferring wealth from the middle to the top. Good! Let's hope that principle holds true for a while longer.
Today, the same as back then, big bankers attempt to blackmail America: If you don't do things our way, exactly as we tell you, then the roof will cave in.
No sovereign nation should allow itself to be pushed around by finance like that. If it does, the same blackmail threat will be made again, and again, and again. The time has come to say "No!" And to make it stick.
There are plenty of other ideas for helping Main Street, including a plan advanced here last week, not Wall Street; now it's up to the American people to insist that those ideas get a full hearing. Because otherwise, we know what will happen: The Republican-Democratic elite will combine with Wall Street to worsen the economic situation, as a way of teaching the American people a harsh lesson, and ultimately bringing us to heel.
But maybe this time, we will not be moved.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
2009 CONFERENCE ON NEW RESEARCH IN ORGONOMY - Call For Papers
1-2 August, Saturday-Sunday, Summer 2009
A Scientific Conference, Open to the General Public
Hosted by OBRL (Orgone Biophysical Research Laboratory)
Greensprings Center near Ashland, Oregon, USA.
Also (see below) Professional
When: Weekend of 1-2 August 2009 -- NOTE: It is possible a third or fourth day may be added to this event, depending upon the number of paper submissions.
Times: From 10 AM until 6:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday.
Other Activities To be announced. There may be a Friday Open House event, on the evening before the Conference. The OBRL telescope observatory, as well as the OBRL Orgone Energy Darkroom, may be open to visitors for a limited time on Friday and Saturday night, weather permitting.
Fees: $90 for the full Conference. Children under 18 half-price, under the age of 8 free. Babies in arms welcome.
Registration: By post or e-mail or telephone, confirmed by full payment in advance. Late registration accepted if places are still available. Checks payable to OBRL, Visa-Mastercard accepted.
Lodging & Food: Available at local holiday accommodations in or close to Ashland. You must make your own arrangements for a place to stay at one of the nearby Inns or Motels, or down in Ashland. Meals are not included, but a coffey-tea service will be provided. Plan to bring a sack-lunch for eating under the trees with the wild deer, as local restaurants are not "fast food". For local lodging see here:
Language: all presentations will be in English.
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All the basic information is posted to this webpage, and to the linked web pages provided above.
OBRL: Orgone Biophysical Research Lab
A Non-Profit Institute
CALL FOR PAPERS
The forthcoming New Research in Orgonomy Conference held in Summer 2009, and hosted by the OBRL (Orgone Biophysical Research Lab), will focus upon new research findings in the field of social and biophysical orgonomy, and will include various lectures, with slides and demonstrations. The event will be open to the general public for attendance. This will be a meeting of working scientists and researchers in the field of orgonomy, presenting their original findings to their peers, and to the interested public.
Poster Presentations are also possible, in addition or alternative to orally-presented papers. Displays should cover a maximum size of around 2 meters width by 1.5 meters height, and be prepared with Poster title, author(s) and affiliations. Displays should have full descriptions of the work being presented, with as much detail and photos with captions as possible, including citations. Posters should be organized for easy reading from a distance -- type should be no less than about 1cm height. Poster presentations should follow all guidelines for Paper presentations, including submission of an Abstract.
More on Children's Use of Cell Phones, and brain cancer...
Alarming new research from Sweden on the effects of radiation raises fears that today's youngsters face an epidemic of the disease in later life
By Geoffrey Lean, Environment Editor
The study, experts say, raises fears that today's young people may suffer an "epidemic" of the disease in later life. At least nine out of 10 British 16-year-olds have their own handset, as do more than 40 per cent of primary schoolchildren.
Yet investigating dangers to the young has been omitted from a massive £3.1m British investigation of the risks of cancer from using mobile phones, launched this year, even though the official Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research (MTHR) Programme - which is conducting it - admits that the issue is of the "highest priority".
Despite recommendations of an official report that the use of mobiles by children should be "minimised", the Government has done almost nothing to discourage it.
Last week the European Parliament voted by 522 to 16 to urge ministers across Europe to bring in stricter limits for exposure to radiation from mobile and cordless phones, Wi-fi and other devices, partly because children are especially vulnerable to them. They are more at risk because their brains and nervous systems are still developing and because - since their heads are smaller and their skulls are thinner - the radiation penetrates deeper into their brains.
Bankrupt WaMu CEO got $147,000 per hour
WaMu Gives New CEO Mega Payout as Bank Fails
...the CEO of bankrupt Lehman Brothers, Richard Fuld, received total compensation of 71.9 million dollars in 2007, including stock, bonuses and other pay, according to a survey published by Forbes magazine.
Martin Sullivan, the chief executive of AIG, who left the insurance giant before it was rescued this month by the federal government, received 14 million dollars, a survey in USA Today said. He also quit with a severance package worth 47 million dollars.
Even punishment for those at the center of the chaos comes with a gold lining.
When the government took over collapsed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, ousted bosses Daniel Mudd and Richard Syron were not allowed 12.59 million dollars worth in severance payments.
Yet they still got out the door with 9.43 million dollars in retirement benefits.
Threatening lawsuits, Clinton's Federal Reserve demanded that banks treat welfare payments and unemployment benefits as valid income sources to qualify for a mortgage. That isn't a joke -- it's a fact.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
But Mommy, I Wanted the Blue Cell Phone!!
Scientists warn US Congress of cancer risk for cell phone use
Scientists on Thursday warned US legislators of the risks of brain cancer from cell phone use, highlighting the potential risk for children who use mobile phones.
"We urgently need more research," said David Carpenter, director of the Institute of Health and Environment at the University of Albany, in testimony before the House Subcommittee on Domestic Policy.
"We must not repeat the situation we had with the relationship between smoking and lung cancer," Carpenter said.
Ronald Herberman, director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, said that most studies "claiming that there is no link between cell phones and brain tumors are outdated, had methodological concerns and did not include sufficient numbers of long-term cell phone users."
Many studies denying a link "defined regular cell phones as 'once a week,'" added Herberman.
"I cannot tell this committee that cell phones are definitely dangerous. But, I certainly cannot tell you that they are safe," he said.
Carpenter and Herberman both told the committee the brain cancer risk from cell phone use is far greater for children than for adults.
Herberman held up a model for lawmakers showing how radiation from a cell phone penetrates far deeper into the brain of a 5-year-old than that of an adult.
"Every child is using cell phones all of the time, and there are three billion cell phone users in the world," said Herberman.
He added that, like the messages that warn of health risks on cigarette packs, cell phones "need a precautionary message."
Noting that numerous US studies have not found a definitive cancer-phone link, Carpenter asked: "Are we at the same place we were with smoking and lung cancer 30 years ago?"
The committee were shown several European studies, particularly surveys from Scandinavia -- where the cell phone was first developed -- which show that the radiation emitted by cell phones have definite biological consequences.
For example, a 2008 study by Swedish cancer specialist Lennart Hardell found that frequent cell phone users are twice as likely to develop a benign tumor on the auditory nerves of the ear most used with the handset, compared to the other ear.
In addition, a paper published this month by the Royal Society in London found that adolescents who start using cell phones before the age of 20 were five times more likely to develop brain cancer at the age of 29 than those who didn't use a cell phone.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
More Big Bailouts On the Way.
$700 billion in taxpayer funding taken from you and used to bail out the toxic debt of failing banks by a phenomenally wrong-headed Treasury Secretary demanding unfettered authority to dole it out to whomever he pleases, in the U.S. or abroad.... (Malkin)
"No Bailouts for Billionaires".
And now... Back to work...
Big Bailouts For Billionaires!?
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Low Sunspots, Solar Wind at 50-Year Low... Cooling?
New View of Milky Way Galaxy - Cosmic Superimposition!
Monday, September 22, 2008
New Items on the Sahara Wet Period
How a dinosaur hunter uncovered the Sahara's strangest
James DeMeo featured on Author's Audio website
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Seminar Series on Reich in NYC, Starting Sept 27.
The Institute for the Study of the Work of Wilhelm Reich announces the 20th year of its spring and fall seminars covering selected topics in orgonomy, and on the work of Wilhelm Reich.
These seminars provide a forum for the study of the tremendous legacy left to us by Wilhelm Reich. This legacy, the science of Orgonomy, has wide application in many of the social and physical sciences, but unfortunately remains mostly unheard of or misrepresented to this day. Yet Reich's work has predated, as well as been the foundation for, many of the ideas which currently have become more acceptable in today's sciences of psychology, medicine, social psychology, as well as other areas like biology and animal behavior. The seminar is open to the general public and the interested professional. No prior background in orgonomy or the work of Wilhelm Reich is required.
Format: Each meeting will address a specific subject based upon readings from orgonomic literature. In addition to these active 'reading groups' there will be an annual lecture on a designated topic.
Location: All seminars are held in Manhattan. Participants who live outside of the New York metropolitan area can attend via phone hookup.
TOPICS:.[All readings from - The Mass Psychology of Fascism. 1970 ed. Trans. By Vincent R. Carfagno. Pub. by Farrar Straus & Giroux.]
Tuition: $15 per meeting; $25 for series (prepaid)
Students: $10 per meeting
For further information on attending the seminars in Manhattan contact:
Dr. Harry Lewis (212) 675-6592.
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Saturday, September 20, 2008
Letter on Cosmological Theory
Dear Mr. F.,
I've extensively researched the subject of Einstein's views as regarding anything which might approximate the life-energy of Reich. As you may know, Reich and Einstein met and discussed the To-T experiment (thermal anomaly in the orgone accumulator) which Einstein firstly became fascinated about, sufficient to run an experiment -- but he was no experimental scientist, and this might have been one of the few that he ever attempted. While he called the orgone energy "a bomb in physics" because he understood it would destroy much of existing theory, Einstein must have finally understood it would also obliterate his own relativity theory. So Einstein finally rejected Reich's views entirely. The issue about the To-T experiment, Einstein was totally wrong about, and Reich totally correct. You can review the latest issue of the OBRL Newsletter for details about my own experimental verifications of the To-T experiment, here:
But there are several earlier historical episodes which indicate Einstein was totally against anything that could be interpreted as evidence of a material ether in space, that space could not have any kind of tangible structure to it, and so the "wave" phenomenon had to be created by some other principle -- according to Einstein. Perhaps you have seen his book or paper "Relativity and the Ether" wherein he states a medium in space is not incompatible with relativity theory, but only if it has no material properties, and remains only an abstraction! Otherwise, a material-tangible ether would affect light-speed and yield up variations depending upon the motion of the source and the observer, which is forbidden in his theory. The other aspect of this is even more important as it is empirical science and not merely theoretical. And that is the issue of experimental detection of an ether and ether-drift. This HAS been accomplished many times, including by Albert Michelson, but the history of it has basically been distorted and excluded from open discussion, almost as badly as the works of Reich have been excluded and suppressed.
For evidence on this latter concern, I would point you to my papers on the ether question, which summarize the evidence:
"Dayton Miller's Ether Drift Experiments: A Fresh Look""A Dynamic and Substantive Cosmological Ether"
Both of these papers, together, discuss the positive evidence for ether and ether-drift, integrating that evidence with Reich's theory of Cosmic Superimposition, and also showing the identity of properties of the Miller-type of entrainable material ether to Reich's orgone energy (both are metal-reflectable, influenced by density of matter, having quasi-electrical properties, figure dominantly in the phenomenon of light, etc.) In my view, the modern term "dark matter" is one and the same phenomenon, and we are currently undertaking experiments with orgone-charged Geiger-Muller counters and NaI(Tl) scintillation counters which are typically used in "dark matter" experiments. They yield up a greater activity in keeping with "increased dark matter density" (eg, orgone energy) inside the orgone accumulator.
Also see the various paper reprints here:
I am personally somewhat skeptical of all the talk about photons and today believe much of the photon evidence is in fact evidence of wave effects. The double-slit experiments in particular may be easily explained as wave effects creating accumulated tensions within the crystal lattices of the film emulsions, or within PM tubes or CCD pixels, thereafter yielding up threshold effects which are misinterpreted as "particles". The calcite crystal experiments suggestive of "instant communication" between "separate particles" also may merely be the consequence of light-waves being split into mirror-image curling wave-vortices by the crystals -- much like a ship produces two nearly-identical but oppositely spinning wave-curls on opposing sides of its bow (or, as does a plow moving through fresh moist soil) thereby yielding misperceived "particles" at opposing distance detectors with "opposing properties". This has nothing to do with a "cosmic consciousness" or anything similar which demands "instant communication" between the independent particles. It is merely the result of the wave-train produced inside the calcite crystal at the time the light-beam is split into two identical but opposite-vortex components within independent light-waves, with the subsequent transmission of those wave properties by the ether, in which the light-waves and experimental apparatus are submerged. And so on.
It could be, my view is in keeping with your ideas. Or, they could be entirely at odds. I cannot say, but do know both Reich's discoveries on the tangible and material orgone, and those of Miller and others on the tangible and material ether in space, are accurate by reproducible experimental proofs, even if those proofs have a long history of being totally ignored or misrepresented by mainstream science publications. Both Miller and Reich described the mostions and orientations of the Earth in space, relative to this material and substantive energy continuua, and the spiral-form motion of Earth through space (as it moves around the Sun) is critical to any understanding of the relationships. It therefore demands all honest science to embrace the experimental facts and adjust their theoretical ideas accordingly. The general trend has been, unfortunately, to try and "make the ether immaterial" by declaration alone, and ignoring of the positive evidence for its material and substantive nature. And to declare "orgone energy does not exist", or alternatively to declare without evidence, that the orgone energy is a metaphysical principle also devoid of properties and substance. Both declarations serve the function to obliterate out the intensive nature and experience of life, and to render down the cosmos into a sterile vacuous nothing.
I hope some of this helps. If you are not on our OBRL-Quarterly Newsletter list, consider subscribing. See here:
Also make note of our 2009 Conference on New Research in Orgonomy which is mentioned in the most recent Newsletter.
James DeMeo, Ph.D.
Orgone Biophysical Research Lab
Natural Energy Works
Ashland, Oregon, USA
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Diana West: Europe Going Sharia...
We Are Losing Europe to Islam
Thursday, September 18, 2008
With Wall Street convulsing, and the White House race intensifying, the question "Who lost Europe" is on no one's lips, let alone minds. Indeed, the question begs another: "Is Europe lost?"
The answer to the second question is, "No, not yet." And losing Europe, I would add, is by no means inevitable. But that doesn't mean the continent isn't currently hell-bent to accommodate the dictates of Islamic law, bit by increasingly larger bit. Such a course of accommodation, barring reversal, will only hasten Bernard Lewis' famous prediction that Europe will be Islamic by century's end.
And what do I mean by "accommodation"? Well, to take one tiny example, one snowflake in a blizzard of such examples, there are schools in Belgium that not only serve halal food to Muslim and non-Muslim alike (old news), but, according to a recent French magazine report, no longer teach authors deemed offensive to Muslims, including Voltaire and Diderot; the same is increasingly true of Darwin. (Don't even ask about the Holocaust.)
For a more substantial, indeed, keystone example of accommodation, we can look to England, where, it pains me to write, Sharia courts are now officially part of the British legal system. According to press reports this week, the British government has quietly, cravenly elevated five Sharia courts to the level of tribunal hearings, thus making their rulings legally binding.
It may be difficult to quantify the impact of a Voltaire vacuum on the continent, but we can instantly see the inequities of British Sharia (I can't believe I'm writing that phrase). Among the first official verdicts were those upholding the Islamic belief in male supremacy. These included an inheritance decision in which male heirs received twice as much as female; and several cases of domestic violence in which husbands were acquitted and wives' charges were dropped. ...
*snip* Read the rest of the article at the above weblink.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Chilling Reports on Global Cooling
Global temperatures during the Medieval Warm Period (900-1300 AD) were slightly higher than at present but plunged about 4° in only 20 years, initiating the Little Ice Age that caused severe famines in Europe and leading to the deaths of about one third of the population. Unfortunately, the Medieval Warm Period pre-dated direct observation of sun spots, but for about 100 years (beginning in 1609), sun spots were rare (the Maunder Minimum) and global climate was icy. Virtually all scientists now accept a solar cause of the Little Ice Age. The concern of the Canadian and Russian astrophysicists is that, leading into the coming predictable solar cycle, they are seeing a much lower level of sun spot activity than expected, resembling that which accompanied the plunging global temperatures at the beginning of the Little Ice Age. This is a distinct possibility. However, I think a more likely scenario is that we may be heading for a deeper global cooling than the last one (~1945 to 1977), perhaps similar to the 30-year cool period from 1880 to 1910 when many cold weather records were set.
Scientists Say Antarctic Winter Ice Is Growing
Experts reported on Friday that the amount of sea ice around Antarctica has grown in recent Septembers in what could be an unusual side-effect of global warming.
Since the late 1970s, in the southern hemisphere winter, when emperor penguins huddle together against the biting cold, ice on the sea around Antarctica has been increasing, perhaps because climate change means shifts in winds, sea currents or snowfall.
But Arctic sea ice at the other end of the planet is now close to matching a September 2007 record low at the tail end of the northern summer in a threat to the hunting lifestyles of indigenous peoples and creatures such as polar bears.
"The Antarctic wintertime ice extent increased...at a rate of 0.6 percent per decade" from 1979-2006, said Donald Cavalieri, a senior research scientist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
He said at 19 million sq kms (7.34 million sq mile), it is still slightly below records from the early 1970s of 20 million. The average year-round ice extent has risen too.
'Fewer hurricanes' as world warms
By Mark Kinver
Science and nature reporter, BBC News
The study suggests hurricanes could become less frequent
Hurricanes and tropical storms will become less frequent by the end of the century as a result of climate change, US researchers have suggested.
Monday, September 08, 2008
Massive Gain in Arctic Ice - But No Meat for You!
Arctic Sees Massive Gain in Ice Coverage
Michael Asher (Blog) - September 3, 2008 2:44 PM
A map of the sea ice increase from the same month last year
Increase twice the size of Germany: "colder weather" to blame.
Data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) has indicated a dramatic increase in sea ice extent in the Arctic regions. The growth over the past year covers an area of 700,000 square kilometers: an amount twice the size the nation of Germany.
With the Arctic melting season over for 2008, ice cover will continue to increase until melting begins anew next spring.
The data is for August 2008 and indicates a total sea ice area of six million square kilometers. Ice extent for the same month in 2007 covered 5.3 million square kilometers, a historic low. Earlier this year, media accounts were rife with predictions that this year would again see a new record. Instead, the Arctic has seen a gain of about thirteen percent.
William Chapman, a researcher with the Arctic Climate Research Center at the University of Illinois, tells DailyTech that this year the Arctic was "definitely colder" than 2007. Chapman also says part of the reason for the large ice loss in 2007 was strong winds from Siberia, which affect both ice formation and drift, forcing ice into warmer waters where it melts.
Earlier predictions were also wrong because researchers thought thinner ice would melt faster in subsequent years. Instead, according to the NSIDC, the new ice had less snow coverage to insulate it from the bitterly cold air, resulting in a faster rate of ice growth.
Most concern has focused on the Arctic regions, rather than Antarctica. Recent research has indicated Antarctica is on a long-term cooling trend, for reasons which remain unclear.
Earlier this year, concerns over global warming led the US to officially list the polar bear a threatened species, over objections from experts who claimed the animal's numbers were increasing.
UN says eat less meat to curb global warming
· Climate expert urges radical shift in diet
· Industry unfairly targeted - farmers
Juliette Jowit, environment editor
The Observer, Sunday September 7 2008
People should have one meat-free day a week if they want to make a personal and effective sacrifice that would help tackle climate change, the world's leading authority on global warming has told The Observer
Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which last year earned a joint share of the Nobel Peace Prize, said that people should then go on to reduce their meat consumption even further.
Monday, September 01, 2008
Big Chill Coming? No Sunspots for a Month...
Sun Makes History: First Spotless Month in a Century
Drop in solar activity has potential effect for climate on earth.
The sun has reached a milestone not seen for nearly 100 years: an entire month has passed without a single visible sunspot being noted.
The event is significant as many climatologists now believe solar magnetic activity - which determines the number of sunspots -- is an influencing factor for climate on earth.
According to data from Mount Wilson Observatory, UCLA, more than an entire month has passed without a spot. The last time such an event occurred was June of 1913. Sunspot data has been collected since 1749.
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