In my run for U.S. Senate against Utah's Orrin Hatch, I posted many progressive ideas and principles that I internalized over the years. I'm leaving that site up indefinitely, since it describes what I believe most members of our species truly want: www.voteutah.us. I thank those who sent such wonderful comments, even though it forced me to go buy a few larger hats, which were among my top campaign expenses (just kidding). My forever-to-write novel (now my favorite book for some unfathomable reason), A Summer with Freeman, finally got out the door, via Kindle and CreateSpace. Readers of this site, and anyone else with two or more brain cells who want some "serious humorous relief" may want to check it out: http://www.opednews.com/articles/A-Summer-with-Freeman-nov-by-Daniel-Geery-130528-385.html My family and I lived off the grid in an earth-sheltered, solar powered underground house for 15 years, starting in the early '80s, proving, at least to myself, the feasibility of solar power. Such a feat would be much infinitely easier with off-the-shelf materials available now, though the bureaucracy holding us back is probably worse. http://www.opednews.com/articles/Living-on-Sunshine-Underg-by-Daniel-Geery-110318-547.html I wrote a book on earth-sheltered solar greenhouses that has many good ideas, but should be condensed from 400 down to 50 pages, with new info from living off the grid. It's on my "to do" list, but you can find used copies kicking around online. Just don't get the one I see for $250, being hawked by some capitalist... well, some capitalist. I'm 68 with what is now a 26 year old heart--literally, as it was transplanted in 2005 (a virus, they think). This is why I strongly encourage you and everyone else to be an organ donor--and get a heart transplant if you're over 50, unless your name is Dick Cheney. I may be the only tenured teacher you'll meet who got fired with a perfect teaching record. I spent seven years in court fighting that, only to find out that little guys always lose (http://www.opednews.com/articles/Letter-to-NEA-Leadership--by-Daniel-Geery-101027-833.html; recommended reading if you happen to be a parent, teacher, or concerned citizen). I managed to get another teaching job, working in a multi-cultural elementary school for ten years (we had well over 20 native tongues when I left, proving to me that we don't need war to get along--no one even got killed there!). http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_daniel_g_060716_alternatives_to_exti.htm I spent a few thousand hours working on upward-gliding airships, after reading The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed by John McPhee. But I did my modelling in the water, so it took only two years and 5,000 models to get a shape that worked. You can Google "aquaglider" to learn more about these. As far as I know, this invention represents the first alteration of Archimedes'principle, spelled out 2,500 years ago. "Airside," the water toys evolved into more of a cigar shape, as this was easier to engineer. Also, solar panels now come as thin as half a manila folder, making it possible for airships to be solar powered. You can see one of the four I made in action by Googling "hyperblimp"(along with many related, advanced versions). Along with others, I was honored to receive a Charles Lindbergh Foundation Award, to use my airships to study right whales off Argentina. Now we just have to make it happen and are long overdue, for reasons that would probably not fit on the internet. In 2010 I married a beautiful woman who is an excellent writer and editor, in addition to being a gourmet cook, gardener, kind, gentle, warm, funny, spiritual, and extremely loving. We met via "Plenty-of-Fish" and a number of seemingly cosmic connections. Christine wrote Heart Full of Hope, which many readers have raved about, as you may note on Amazon. I get blitzed reading the news damn near every day, and wonder why I do it, especially when it's the same old sh*t recycled, just more of it. In spite of Barbara Ehrenreich and reality, I'm a sucker for positive thinking and have read many books on it. I find many many of them insane and the source of much negativity on my part. My favorites these days are by Alan Cohen, who seems to speak my language, and likewise thinks a bit like Albert Einstein did (as do I on this note). Albert: "Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernible laws and connections, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion. To that extent, in fact, I am religious." Though I rapidly note that I've kept alive my deceased and "devout atheist" friend's book, http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Foundation-of-Religion-by-Daniel-Geery-110510-382.html Lastly, kudos to Rob Kall and those who make OEN the site that it is: one of the last bastions of free speech.
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Best Analysis of "Impeachment Doings" that I've Come Across. By Kim Iversen. I generally agree with Kim Iversen, with a few exceptions regarding background issues, usually irrelevant to the matter at hand. I certainly agree with her here, and add that this is the best piece of analytical thinking about the "impeachment furror." Kim does a remarkable analysis, at the best one I've seen, about what is actually either going on here or is most likely going on.
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Sane Man Standing I've been watching Dave, aka The Radical Independent, for quite a while, given his remarkable voice and support for Tulsi. His reasons are always sound. Mind you, Dave voted for Trump, on the notion that we'd get our noses out of the world's business and put those trillions of tax $$$ back where they belong. He long ago told about his rapid change of mind when he saw what was going on with the Dumpster.
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A Basic Understanding of the Universe You Live In This video from NOVA is about a year old, but is a "stellar summary" of the history of our ever-enlarging understanding of the universe. That science and technology have bought us so much, whilst at the same time the misuse or ignoring of it have brought us to the brink of extinction, is an irony that is difficult to get my head around.
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What is Global Dimming and Why Does it Matter? This phenomenon has been known about for some time, though the magnitude of it is at long last well known to many--actually not that many, and too few too late, I fear. Guy McPherson allows others to explain it well enough.
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The Earth is Alive: by Charles Eisenstein I suspect anyone who's read Charles Eisenstein has considerable respect for him. One of the very few book clubs I ever attended , a few years back, was about his book, "Sacred Economics." I loved that one, along with the one titled, "The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible," which was truly "relatable."
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God vs. No God: And the winner is... I think Dr. Eagleman, a neuroscientist has given this topic some serious thought. He comes to "conclusions" I can live with, which is rather rare for me on this particular topic. Great speaker, easy listening as podcast. I find nothing I can argue with, and looking for such is my usual modus operandi.
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A Video/Podcast I Think Any Reader Will be Most Grateful For Genuine gurus are hard to come by. And on second thought, that's not what I'd call these folks, but rather awakened humans with deeply rooted thoughts, emotions, and the kind of backgrounds that it takes to "be spiritual." Which I think at this point applies to most of us. I've posted far more climate change and civilization debacle pieces than I care to think about. An OEN friend of mine sent me this and I finally watched it.
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Tulsi Sixth Place in Iowa I've been howling about Tulsi Gabbard for quite a while here, and evidently still do. To be sure, I love Marianne Williamson as well, and would like nothing more than to see these two as "leaders." The most serious ones I can see, but here is another video from Dave, The Radical Independent, who continues to strike me as a truly clearly thinker. Once again, I encourage you to watch and make up your own mind.
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Ashkenazi Jewish: Are You Related to Them? And much more... I have the greatest respect for Jake Morphonious, a genuine historian, human being, and truth teller. I've watched many of his videos and can find nothing wrong with them, save for a few personal points of disagreement on religious origins, such as the veracity of the Old and New Testament. BUT I agree with him on everything that matters in the perhaps dozen videos I've seen him do.
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Hot, Smoking Gun Proves US Supporting Terrorists I know the US has been fighting both sides of the War on Terror, indeed fighting on both sides of all wars, from the War of Independence on down. In the last century, largely through the banking cartels, that can be directly traced to the Rothschild control of the global banking system. But here we have a genuine smoking gun"
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A Conspiracy Against Tulsi? I have great respect for Dave here, aka The Radical Independent, who was long ago a Trump supporter, because he hoped DT's yakking on getting out of foreign wars was for real. He repented long ago, and has gone on to do this separate channel just to advocate for Tulsi, for reasons he well explains, and points correctly to the flaws in the DNC.
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Former Host Rips MSNBC For Russiagate Propaganda As usual, the amazing Jimmy Dore exposes/tells the truth. I meant to post this a while back, then wasn't going to bother, but just this morning watched the bullshit rolling in on my wife's FB, regarding the non-learners/dumb-shits still brainwashed and standing by Russiagate and Rachel Madcow.
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John Kiriakou Believes Mossad Involved W/ Epstein's Death - The Political Vigilante Meant to post this a while back, but it's still relevant and I imagine of interest to many. John Kirakou has been on OEN many times, in articles and I think a few podcasts with Rob. I've personally read enough on Epstein and know more than I want to, even though I want to see Epstein's connections blown out of the water. IMO, Bill Clinton et. al. will assure that's suppressed.
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Bahama Death Toll Likely to be About 40,000 (based on elementary logic) Paul Beckwith keeps his videos to 15 minutes, quite religiously as that's when he's set his camera to turn off. But mainly, I encourage you to watch this to see why the headline is likely far closer to truth than anything you'll hear elsewhere. Paul also talks about what steps might be taken next, though I have yet to watch his sequel to this video.
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How Much $$$ Do We Shoot out the Door to Kill Innocent People? I offer this as a small clue to the title here. I've watched many of Jake's videos and think the guy is upright, a most serious historian, and truly looking into the depths of how the world is run. I likewise have zero question as to why he is snuffed by YouTube and Google. But as always, make up your own mind.
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How Tulsi Won The Climate Change Townhall Without Being There Niko House's "Mi Casa es Su Casa," is one of my favorite channels. As I trust this video shows why. Once again, I could find no better title for the lead-in here. As is typically the case, the question is simply "T" or "F."
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Look Out the Window, do your best to watch and ponder carefully What more can one say? Look out the window, read the headlines, skip the MSM, and get serious about your priorities. Every time I think I've written the shortest article ever, I seem to surpass it.
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Elaborating on a Comment of Mine, in Response to a Chris Hedges Article [Please post in diary.] Over the years I have praised and moaned about Chris Hedges. The praise is for his bold stand against the Iraq War and losing his highly professional job for it, thanks to the New York Crimes. AND for his amazing personal bio of literally getting in the line of fire over decades to report on tragedies of war around the planet, and enlightening anyone who paid attention to those amazing efforts.
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Don't Despair! Just tell the truth and please stop bullshitting me. Few are willing to, but Guy McPherson and a small handful of other truth tellers have. We are at the very edge of extinction. We all need to deal with it in our own way, or ideally, ignore it and pretend all is AOK. Distract yourself, bury your head in the sand. Now is the time, if ever there was.
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John Pilger on Julian Assange John has worked all his life producing videos, commentaries, writing endlessly, and advocating for where the human race should be headed. What can I add, except listen to this short video. And do whatever you can to pass it along.