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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.
Chris Hedges Dismantles the Trump Administration, in video labelled "best ever."
As we continue to destabilize the Middle East, lending huge support to dictatorships, Israel and the IDF shooting and cheering about killing even harmless children, it is well worth listening to or watching this speech by Chris Hedges. He clearly describes the Trump Administration, with words that would be near impossible to improve on. A half hour video I am labeling "Must Watch."
Wednesday, June 13, 2018(3 comments)
Three Slim Legs of Hope for Our Continuation as a Species
Getting things in perspective these days is as daunting a task as figuring out what is propaganda and what isn't. It's equally difficult just reading the headlines, each one seeming like another dose of poison. We have clearly gone insane as a species.
Sunday, June 10, 2018(4 comments)
Overview Of Abrupt Anthropogenic Climate Change
Dr. McPherson is the world's leading spokesperson of the fate of our species. It will be much sooner than later, as in our lifetimes. We will almost certainly look like Mars. The upside is that all other "news" is melodramatic bullshit.
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Abrupt Climate Change and Near Term Extinction, with Dr. Guy McPherson
As much as I don't like posting long videos, I am compelled by the importance of what I see. I've posted Guy McPherson videos before, but I thought this one covered new and broader ground than others I've seen, here in an interview format. Note that it is better categorized as a podcast, so you can turn off your cell phone screen and just listen...
Monday, June 4, 2018(6 comments)
Imaging at a trillion frames per second!
Ramesh Raskar presents femto-photography, a new type of imaging so fast it visualizes the world one trillion frames per second, so detailed it shows light itself in motion.
Saturday, June 2, 2018(7 comments)
Abrupt Climate Change = Extinction
Guy hails from northern Idaho, and taught at the University of Arizona for 21 years, writing books and articles, examining facts, data, and articles from seemingly everywhere. What makes him particularly relevant is not only his remarkable background in so many areas, but his speaking truth that other academicians would get fired or ostracized for and that go frightfully well beyond folks such as Bill McKibben or James Hansen.
Saturday, June 2, 2018(24 comments)
Where Does Money Come From, Who Controls It and How?
I start with my last comment, slightly edited, from a video I linked to recently, that I had a few doubts about but that tracked well for me overall, "Where did the Rothschilds Go?" I was astounded to see so many comments on this, expanding on the topic, informing me greatly, and for the most part agreeing with the video.
Thursday, May 31, 2018(78 comments)
Where have the Rothschilds disappeared to?
I have been hearing for longer than I can remember the name "Rothschild." It has always been associated with banking or the military. I have seen what appear to be nutcase articles and videos and thus never been able to grasp what the hullabaloo is all about.
Thursday, May 31, 2018(3 comments)
Muslim Man speaking on David Irving (15 min. video)
Asghar Bukhari presents this 15 minute interview on his YouTube station. I wish to state emphatically that I am not stuck on or planning to regularly advocate for David Irving, as some readers seem to think. But I do most seriously advocate seeking the truth about important topics.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018(4 comments)
What is up (or down) with Amnesty International?
Norman Finklestein speaks truth. I have seen several of his videos and been impressed by all, thanks to his research, adherence to facts, and courage to speak out. We need to have more of him, starting with ourselves. This particular short video calls to my mind the question of who is funding Amnesty International. I used to be one such person, but...
Wednesday, May 23, 2018(22 comments)
Abrupt Climate Change and Near Term Extinction
The Great Dying wiped out at least 90% of the species on Earth due to an abrupt rise in global-average temperature about 252 million years ago. The vast majority of complex life became extinct. Based on information from the most conservative sources available, Earth is headed for a similar or higher global-average temperature in the very near future.
The Empire Files: The Tyranny of Big Oil
The oil industry is a powerhouse with control over land, resources, politics and more. In this episode of The Empire Files, Abby Martin uncovers big oil's strong-arm reach--its growth, its crimes, its power and its impunity. Featuring interviews with two investigative journalists who have covered oil disasters on-the-ground
Tuesday, May 15, 2018(51 comments)
My Reply to Devil's Advocate and Request for a Response
You've basically called for the end of anonymity.
Think of the consequences of just that. I have thought of the end of anonymity or I obviously wouldn't have posted this.
I was not thinking of you in particular to be sure, but if someone is going to express some idea they should have the balls to stand behind it and defend it.
Freight Train of Climate Change Headed Your Way
Since 2010 I have been educating the public on rapid climate system change. I have connected the dots between Arctic Temperature Amplification, slowing and wavier Jet Streams, and increases in the frequency, severity, and duration of extreme weather events. These linkages are all being confirmed in the scientific literature. Paul Beckwith
Friday, May 4, 2018(27 comments)
Ex-CIA Officer Exposes the Deep State
Kevin Shipp is a retired CIA spook and whistleblower . He has exposed the US deep state and charged the CIA with systematically use of unconstitutional and illegal measures to terrorise employees to prevent them from becoming whistleblowers. He has also charged that "Hillary Clinton was running and is running a global financial criminal syndicate.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018(35 comments)
The Time has Come and Gone for US to Wake Up
Climate scientists speak out, one as actor in the show Newsroom, the other a serious, professional climatologist, Guy McPherson, who talks about this Newsroom clip. Total video = 8 minutes.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018(9 comments)
A Most Humorous Book to Escape With (imho)
I am reminded of Edward Abbey, who made a point of saying we must take time out to enjoy nature, as we depressed ourselves trying to save it. David Brower said we need desperately to keep a sense of humor, as we fought environmental battles. I agree with both these wonderful but now deceased characters, and do my best to follow their eminently sensible advice.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018(3 comments)
Extinction Headed Your Way, much sooner than later
Dr. Peter Carter, retired doctor after 40 years, presently does international conferences on climate change. His website is stateofourclimate.com.
Truly unprecedented climate changes are happening now. We are producing three parts of CO2 per million per year, unprecedented, above anything that humans have lived in. We are also releasing methane and NO2 as well, both also global greenhouse gasses (GHG).
Lee Camp Interviews Jimmy Dore, in a video you are likely to adore.
Here is Lee Camp interviewing Jimmy Dore, two heroes of mine. This in particular is about Dore being called a great many names by CNN, which has its head so far up its ass, it seriously needs a glass bellybutton.
You will not be disappointed watching these two brilliant comedians speaking truth to power.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018(8 comments)
Jimmy Dore Interviews Oliver Stone on Vladimir Putin, Russiagate, etc.
I particularly liked this 23 minute video with Jimmy Dore (who I highly recommend, based on the fair amount I've seen of him) interviewing Oliver Stone.
Hard to believe OS has been blacked out here "in the land of the free," when he's got critical information that all Americans should be hearing.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018(2 comments)
Paul Erlich and Guy McPhearson on Climate, Population, and More
Chronologically a bit outdated (2015), unfortunately for us all, but right on point with two of the most far-seeing scientists I'm aware of. Dr. Erlich wrote The Population Bomb with his wife decades ago, and was promptly attacked by clowns that be, such as William Buckley (who responded with an essay, "The Population Firecracker").
The Erlichs were right, as we now clearly see, in spite of a few unforeseeable changes.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018(25 comments)
Quite Possibly a Greater and More Imminent Danger than WW3
I've been aware of climate change since 1977, when reading Energy for Survival: An alternative to extinction. Then kicked in the head again in 1997, in an article in Orion Magazine, which made six predictions that have all since come true, with a vengeance. And of course again in the past two decades or so, when we read about this in the headlines (as freak storms, etc.).
Friday, April 13, 2018(3 comments)
U.S. and World Out of Control: Short video debate on MSNBC
An MSM video, 5.5 min., with former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Professor Jeffrey Sachs, on what the U.S. should be doing or not doing in Syria. Two different perspectives, one from a long-term deep state goon and the other from a level headed world-renowned professor of economics and much more.
Friday, April 13, 2018(2 comments)
Paul Craig Roberts' Recent Interview on Syria
This current interview came by YouTube feed to my cell phone, and I it is the best summation I've come across regarding our current sitting on the edge of WW3, and pushing for it. PCR describes possible outcomes as he sees them. I do sincerely hope that Vladimir Putin gets to hear it and think accordingly.
Monday, April 9, 2018(9 comments)
Our Excellent Reasons for Being in Syria, clearly shown in a short interview
Finally, a real fun video about Syria. A 100% prepared "journalist" does his damnedest to take down a Syrian representative.
I'd say this sets the bar for responding to western journalists, directly answering their questions. It also shows just how well and what your taxes are doing to trash fellow humans.
Monday, April 9, 2018(9 comments)
Calling all Clintonites and Americans: Let' get real, rather than dead.
Hillary did every dirty trick in the book to get elected. She also siphoned off something like $150m to the Clinton Foundation, to line the pockets of the "foundation," while selling gobs of fissionable material to Russia, for their nukes. Now she's obsessed with more utterly insane lying in an effort to camouflage her bruised ego and utter psychopathy.
How Close are We to WW3? John Pilger answers most clearly.
John Pilger has been around for some time, doing articles, books, films, etc. This is about how close we are to WW3. A brilliant analysis on video that you won't see elsewhere. John is amongst those sending a letter to the Ecuadorian Embassy, arguing for the ability of Julian Assange to continue posting online. I've seen his articles here on occasion, have posted several of them myself.
Lee Camp "takes the news from behind," with a brilliant sense of humor.
Anyone not familiar with Lee Camp and his show "Redacted Tonight," should be, imvso. A brilliant, computer-quick thinker, stellar researcher, wide-ranging, in depth comedian, "takes the news from behind," as he puts it, even though he is typically well ahead of the meaning of the news and light years ahead of the MSM.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018(3 comments)
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(121 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.