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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.
Professor Brian Cox on Stephen Hawking
I've seen several eulogies on the late, great Stephen Hawking. This nine minute one is my favorite, not just because it's an interview with one of my favorite scientists, Professor Brian Cox (maybe my favorite, due to this extraordinary breath, depth, and knowledge of science, but his ability to deliver so well; anything you find by Brian is worth a look, imo), but because he so well and concisely highlights some major points.
Julian Assange May be Dying Before our Eyes
Julian Assange is a hero to many, and a traitor to others. Like anyone else to adheres to the truth, he is a hero to me. He's been locked up now in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for five years, and doctors are seriously concerned about his health and the medical treatments he has no access to.
Auschwitz is Bullshit. Or maybe not; watch this and make up your own mind. RSVP
This has utterly changed my thinking about the Hitler that I grew up with, watched and read about, with extreme interest. David Irving, imo after watching this two hour video, has put me toward believing what this extraordinary intellect has to say, after his traipsing the world to get to get to original sources. Which as a scientific thinking person, I find hard to disbelive.
Sunday, December 31, 2017(25 comments)
Best Search Engine Around? You probably haven't heard of it...
Trees are the most cost effective way of absorbing carbon emissions. Ecosia is a search engine powered by Bing, with some additional algorithyms, that donates 80% of its surplus income to nonprofit conservationist organizations, with a focus on tree planting.
As great as Google has been, its turn toward extreme censorship has turned many away from it, including myself.
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Inspiring Read for New Year's Eve: Jimmy Dore interviews Jill Stein
Jill Stein is interviewed by Jimmy Dore in this inspiring video. They discuss the need to coalesce that various interest groups that are striving for a better world. Two remarkably aware, articulate, hard working activists, both of whom I've found inspiring in other videos or contexts.
Friday, December 29, 2017(2 comments)
Best Interviews from Lee Camp from 2017
It's quite a trip to separate fact from fiction these days, so I greatly appreciate serious truth-tellers. Lee has an amazing sense of humor, thinks on his feet like greased lightening, is remarkably aware of major issues, and interviews many of the brightest bulbs in the shed.
Thursday, December 28, 2017(7 comments)
Watching Global Warming--up close and personal
I no longer argue with global warming "deniers." Mark Twain long ago warned us, "Never argue with stupid people. They will drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience." Also, the problem is simply too serious to waste one's time, as we literally watch Homo sapiens headed for extinction.
Sunday, December 17, 2017(19 comments)
California Fires: The Present Day 9/11?
I do not see much information on this particular topic, namely the likely use of Directed Energy Weapons (DEWS) in the still raging California fires, even though many videos have been going up for over a month (with some also being taken down), and more videos emerging regularly on CA news sites and some alternate sites.
Saturday, December 9, 2017(11 comments)
JFK to 9/11: Amazing Video of How We Got Where We Are Today
I'm well aware that millions of us are going bonkers trying to understand and follow "what's really going on" on the national and international stage. If I had to reduce all that to a phrase, I'd say "a lot of crazy sh*t." Insanely crazy, to be sure. Hence I was riveted and astounded the other day when I watched a 3 hour video that an old friend of mine recommended, titled "JFK to 9/11: Everything is a Rich Man's Trick."
Wednesday, December 6, 2017(3 comments)
Putin Addresses Large Crowd of His Likely Running Again
I've long been interested in Vladimir Putin. We were lied to for decades of the Cold War about Khrushchev and Castro, two alleged enemies who were working toward peace once JFK made initial overtures and had to work around his own cabinet and so-called advisers, who were pushing us further and further into a nuclear war. I encourage anyone looking for truth to watch and listen to Putin and make up their own minds.
Friday, November 17, 2017(20 comments)
Sane Progressive on Censorship, Duopoly, False Flags, Truth to Power
Debbie addresses the items in the title and more. Despondency and silence are not the answers. She discusses the actual censorship ongoing and getting rapidly worse, and also shows how we inadvertently feed into "the system." I appreciate many a writer on various sites, but DL seems to cover facts and overal context like no one else.
Monday, November 13, 2017(7 comments)
Natural Gas Worse Than Coal
This seven minute video is well worth the watch if you want to explore the title further. Amory Lovins, the energy guru of the planet imo, explains it well. (I've written about Amory before click here) Amory founded the Rocky Mountain Institute decades ago, in Colorado. He and his team have received barrels of awards and worked on seemingly countless projects worldwide.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017(4 comments)
Best Discussion on Climate Change I've Seen
Professor Brian Cox, the best science communicator since Carl Sagan imo, moderates this discussion with a half dozen most articulate scientists, with visuals, looking at climate change from different points of view. It's well worth the time to watch this video on the utterly critical topic, which overshadows all else for our species, save possibly nuclear war, which could be far more immediate.
Sunday, September 10, 2017(24 comments)
Without defining and defending our "bottom lines," there is no point in being alive. Read on...
Note: I tried to post an image of the author of the video link, but it appears even the social media has blacked her out.
So it appears that I need to fill in a few words for a short article to introduce this video. And I would really like to just let the video speak for itself, which does far better than I can do. But and also I encourage all OEN editors to read this and revise this insane situation.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017(2 comments)
The Power of Words in the Classroom
This is one chapter from an old manuscript, that I'm revisiting and trying to bring to life. Ironically titled perhaps, "Have Fun Teaching!" Four of the chapters were published in Learning Magazine, but the original ms is from 1989 and needs some upgrading. The basic principles are still valid, imho, for any adult working with a class of kids.
Sunday, September 3, 2017(15 comments)
The Iron Heel Eradicates YOU! Literally. Jack London explained it in 1916.
Ernest [the brilliant socialist protagonist, who explains both socialism and Kark Marx as none other has, that I know of-- spoken by his lover and then wife] proceeded with his attack. He accounted for the existence of the million and a half of revolutionists in the United States by charging the capitalist class with having mismanaged society. He sketched the economic condition of the cave-man and modern man.
Saturday, August 26, 2017(120 comments)
Trump Takes a Dump on my Dad's Grave
Donald Trump recently declared that those racists and fascists who carried torches and swastika flags in Charlottesville included some "very fine people." He is thus an American president now speaking with sympathy and admiration for neo-Nazis, while putting these fascists on a moral par with those opposing them.
The Mooch Will Set Trump Free
IMVSO, the only thing that well may save us, as a species and possibly Planet Earth, is a healthy sense of humor. Laugh at the psychopaths every chance you can... enjoy it and spread the word. I see now that I'm 250 characteristics short of some bulllshit So I'll hit send on this thing and see what happens....
Friday, July 14, 2017(113 comments)
CIA Agent Confesses On Deathbed: 'We Blew Up WTC7 On 9/11'...YourNewsWire.com
"79-year-old retired CIA agent, Malcom Howard, has made a series of astonishing claims since being released from hospital in New Jersey on Friday and told he has weeks to live. Mr. Howard claims he was involved in the "controlled demolition" of World Trade Center 7, the third building that was destroyed on 9/11.
Sunday, June 11, 2017(3 comments)
Chris Hedges Delivers the Ultimate Trump Takedown - YouTube
Published on Mar 14, 2017 Truthdig columnist and Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges addresses fascism and the rise of the Trump war machine in the keynote speech at the "After Trump and p*ssy Hats" event in Vancouver, British Columbia, on March 3, 2017. Introductions by Cecilia Point of the Musqueam First Nation and Lee Lakeman of Vancouver Rape and Women's Relief Shelter.
Sunday, June 11, 2017(23 comments)
A Critical Look at the People's Summit
We need to network and join with other truth tellers. We already have the real leaders, whistleblowers, Cynthia McKinney, Chris Hedges, and many, many others. Truth tellers are operating in an issue oriented way. We must address structural fraud and our existing broken structures, creating real solutions for what we are about. We need to create a path outside of what we have now.
Monday, May 15, 2017(21 comments)
I've heard many complaints from my best friends (what few I have!) online and off. Debbie Lusignan to me is the sanest voice on the planet. She speaks the truth. I can see why people might not like her style, or might have a an emotional rejection of the truth--it's a big pill to swallow.
Monday, April 10, 2017(4 comments)
What the hell is going on?
Who isn't asking, "What the hell is going on?" We are in a massive invasion of insane thoughts from normally sensible people and the speed of the input is more than the human brain has evolved for. Thus you read, see, or hear a dozen or several dozen competing reports of "what's happening," the average brain simply can't deal with it.
Friday, April 7, 2017(10 comments)
Closer to Nuclear War Now than Ever Before
Are you sick to your stomach? If not, you need to do your homework. You still believe Sanders and Warren? Check the facts. Like war? You are in good shape, as that is where we're headed.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017(33 comments)
YOU ARE brainwashed, like the rest of us. Here's how... listen up, please!
I believe it's fair to say that our heads are generally spinning like tops. For sure, mine is.
This is why I like Debbie Lusignan so very much. She does phenomenal homework, has remarkable recall of it, ties the dots together like no one else I know of, and ends on an executive summary of how we're being screwed. Though she is clearly more than this, I'd happily call her "Rain-man on politics."
Saturday, March 25, 2017(18 comments)
The "Deep State" Controls Us and Works Hard to Destroy the Earth
What is "the deep state"? For example, "deep" in what? Or "state" meaning what, another star on the U.S. flag? If I were to put the concept into a sentence, I might say, "The 'deep state' refers to those players fleeing in the shadows, who in reality control our puppet politicians.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017(12 comments)
Whither Art Thou, Bernie? He shills for Russiaphobia, ignoring actual fraud
The very dangerous act of blaming on Russia, without a shred of evidence, may be our final ending. To see Bernie Sanders on this bandwagon, with all the money he took from We the People, does not make me a happy camper, to put it mildly. I cannot escape the reality pointed out here, that Sanders IS lying to us, in a most dangerous way.
Saturday, March 18, 2017(7 comments)
What We're Up Against [by Debbie Lusignan, intro by Geery]
I know there are also many Russiaphobes here and particularly in the MSM, to which I can only say, "Please answer Debbie's question on this in her 45 minute video"--yes, that's longer than anyone has time for, but "jump through" at least. I find it amazing what you take away from doing so, in most videos.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017(16 comments)
Demagogue Bernie (et. al.)
When I find a site that is yet more progressive than OEN, in this case meaning true and correct as well as prioritizing and making sense of THE most important issues, I naturally am amazed and delighted. It doesn't happen often. But I nominate this as the best, politically, by Debbie Lusignan, aka The Sane Progressive, whom I've recently done a few posts on.
Sunday, March 12, 2017(14 comments)
Vault 7, Year Zero: Significance Explained by the Sane Progressive
There were many articles here in recent days on this topic, by writers such as Normon Solomon, and Wikileaks itself. I will briefly say the implications are nothing short of astounding (save for maybe a good sized asteroid or a few nukes), and will clearly be unfolding some time, if not the rest of most of our lives. And this is merely a scratch on the surface of what is to come.
Friday, March 10, 2017(1 comments)
Prayer for Ben Carson, from Rita Brent [public domain]
This is actually done by Comedienne Rita Brent, but as I can't seem to post a stand alone video, I'm putting a few sentences in here. Rita is truly hilarious, and using that most potent weapon--ridicule--to make a political statement. When I see people "having fun" doing this, I am myself inspired.
George Bush imitation (more appropriate now than when it was done)
This teenager blew me away years ago with this video. I watched it probably a dozen or more times. laptop. Hands down, it applies to The Donald. We absolutely need a good dose of humor, now more than ever. The video is 3 1/2 minutes and I think it's fair to say you'll be glad you watched it--and likely rewatch it and pass it along without any prompting from me.
Monday, January 2, 2017(2 comments)
Happy New Year! By John Rachel
[A virtual friend of mine, who happens to be active on this site, sent me this video. It's copyrighted by him, as noted in the video, but I definitely thought it should appear here. You don't need to be Christian or Jewish to appreciate it, and in truth I'd submit it preempts just about anything else you're looking at these days. P.S. John's book, The Peace Dividend, is worth a look too. What a talented individual...
Wednesday, December 28, 2016(9 comments)
The Last Glass Bellybutton Award!
The vast number of candidates for this prestigious award makes narrowing the field to a single winner extremely difficult. It is only with the most careful study and comparison, research and contemplation, even prayer, that we are able to arrive upon the most worthy recipient. As one may correctly surmise, the purpose of the Glass Bellybutton is to enable the owner to see more clearly.
Thursday, November 24, 2016(13 comments)
Vladimir Putin humiliates BBC Reporter John Simpson - YouTube
The Russian Narrative of the Post Cold War era in less than six minutes.. The video below contains an answer from Vladimir Putin to a question from a journalist, clearly explaining the reality of "who is the aggressor." As much as I like the man, I certainly don't worship him, but he is brilliant, clear, sensible, and sees what is going on. He advocates standing by treaties, explains that he indeed wants to work with us.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016(4 comments)
Front Lines of Standing Rock
This video was apparently taken just a few hours ago (from 11/13 5:00 p.m. mst). Great evidence of how we founded the U.S. of A., and why it's high time it went down in flames--imho. The attackers should be ashamed, as they shame us and their own families. Despicable human behavior as sheeple, who haven't got two brain cells to rub together, or maybe that one ounce of courage to stand up for their beliefs. Daniel Geery
Monday, November 14, 2016(12 comments)
Listening to Trump and clowns, I decided it was a good time to dust this one off in response. Please feel free to circulate far and wide. (Which, I submit, must be our goal for a great many + things that go on all around us.)
Friday, October 28, 2016(3 comments)
The Empire Files: Abby Martin with Dr. Jill Stein - Symptoms of a Sick Society - YouTube
Part of the way the U.S. Empire's elections are rigged is the corporate media's censorship of third-party candidates, despite their nationwide campaign efforts. The Green Party, running Dr. Jill Stein for President--on a platform more progressive than Bernie Sanders--has been totally ignored by the establishment. Abby Martin sits down with Dr. Stein to look at how her career in medicine helped her political thinking.
Monday, September 26, 2016(1 comments)
What Do You If You Found Yourself Headed Over a Cliff?
Surely the answer to the headline question is obvious and fundamental, or at least I hope it is. You need not be an experienced hiker or mountain climber to give a moment's thought to the visual image of finding yourself coming upon a steep and rocky cliff, which you cannot get down or around, given its vast length and depth.
Monday, August 15, 2016(3 comments)
Trump Exposes Trump
In his own words, Donald Trump reveals his contradictions about Iraq, immigration, health care, abortion, Libya, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and more.If you agree that more people need to become aware of the extent of Trump's contradictions, PLEASE SHARE this video!
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
What I Love About The Olympics - Ultra Spiritual Life episode 38 - YouTube
What I Love About The Olympics - Ultra Spiritual Life episode 38 Claim Your free download of "7 Ways to Be More Spiritual Than Your Friends." Classic video of the value of the Olympics and how they bring the world together, bring out the best in people, and should be strongly encouraged. Relatively short video, one I certainly call a "Must."--dg
Monday, July 25, 2016(11 comments)
Jill Stein is New President!
With votes that dwarfed both Hillary Clinton and Donald Drumph, Jill Stein won the presidency by a landslide. Over half the votes were write-in votes, which left a paper trail in the Stein offices. This political development rocked the political world, but in cities around the planet came into the streets, by the tens of thousands, and waved signs in support.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016(4 comments)
Abby Martin & Pres. Candidate Dr. Jill Stein: America's Multi-Organ Failure
Part of the way the U.S. Empire's elections are rigged is the corporate media's censorship of third-party candidates, despite their nationwide campaign efforts.The Green Party, running Dr. Jill Stein for President, has been totally ignored by the establishment. Abby Martin sits down with Dr. Stein to look at how her career in medicine helped her diagnose America's "multi-organ failure,"
Monday, May 30, 2016(19 comments)
Debbie Shultz Writes to Daniel Geery, Gets Short Reply
Survey from the DNC, specifically Debbie Wasserman Schultz, that should insult any American paying two cents of attention to where this country is headed, at high speed. I'm hoping my brief reply will encourage others to do something similar.
Sunday, April 17, 2016(4 comments)
We're the Cops of the World
Come, get out of the way, boysQuick, get out of the wayYou'd better watch what you say, boysBetter watch what you sayWe've rammed in your harbor and tied to your portAnd our pistols are hungry and our tempers are shortSo bring your daughters around to the port'Cause we're the Cops of the World, boysWe're the Cops of the World
Bernie is Right -- It is the Fossil-Fuel Influence That Will Control Hillary
I am responding to Dennis Kaiser's recent article, "Bernie is Wrong -- It is Not the Fossil-Fuel Influence That Will Control Hillary." Dennis' article claims:
"The major influence Hillary, or any of the past Presidents have had to deal with in that of the Committee of 300. Not much is known about this group of world power brokers, and that is how they plan it...
Tuesday, March 22, 2016(6 comments)
Voter turnout in small Utah precinct
Just got back from voting in the primaries in a small precinct in Utah. I was pleased to see probably 1,500 to 2,000 voters turned out. If this can happen in Utah, typically one of the reddest of red states, I consider it a sign of Great Hope.
Workplace and School Bullying "Cold Interview" "The Silent Epidemic" - YouTube
In 2012, Bill Windsor produced a film called "Lawless America". In an attempt to help expose: workplace and school abuse/ bullying, sexual harassment, hostile environment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and some of the problems in education, I agreed to be filmed. The original film was 45 minutes unscripted and unedited. What you are seeing here is a 15 minute edit. My arduous legal battle began in 2002 and ended in 2006.
Thursday, March 3, 2016(7 comments)
Who's Really Winning the Presidential Race? Watch and be encouraged...
Bernie Sanders did everything he needed to do on Super Tuesday, and maybe a little more. He won Oklahoma, Colorado, Minnesota, and lost Massachusetts. Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola (ThinkTank), and Jimmy Dore (The Jimmy Dore Show), hosts of the The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
Thursday, February 4, 2016(4 comments)
"Liberal Media" Attacks Bernie Sanders - YouTube
The Washington Post editorial board wrote a scathing oped on Bernie Sanders and his policies. This so-called vanguard of the "liberal media" is trying to take down the most success liberal candidate in decades. Cenk Uygur host of The Young Turks breaks it down. Do you think The Washington Post is liberal? Let us know in the comments below.
Friday, January 22, 2016(12 comments)
John Lennon, The World Is Run
John Lennon tells it like it is, considerably before his death. We are still run by utterly insane people. I kept watching the video and recommend it as more follows. "Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it." John Lennon