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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.


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BREAKING: BERNIE SANDERS PUTS THE COMPETITION ON NOTICE Sen. Bernie Sanders sits down for a Washington Post interview pulling no punches an unusually blunt and politically INCORRECT Bernie Sanders emerges ..., From YouTubeVideos

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       Monday, July 22, 2019
Has Bernie Come Out of the Closet? I hadn't been aware of Tim Black until last evening. I like him. A lot! And, he has convinced me to give Bernie a second chance, as he seems to have come out of the closet and realize he's too old to give a sh*t. Kinda like Shawshank Redemption. In any event, another of my remarkably short articles.

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       Friday, July 19, 2019
Israel Pushes Hard for Hot War With Iran; U.S. Cheers Things Along When Israel wants something, the morons we call our leaders get on hands and knees and bark like a dog to accommodate her. With mighty few exceptions, our "government" is a rule of thugs who put the Mafia to shame. Snuffing the weakest amongst our fellow humans is considered a blessing by Wall Street, the MIC, and countless thousands of goons who cheer these sickos along.

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       Thursday, July 18, 2019
What I Like About Trump (as in the only thing) Time to take a realistic look at the U.S. and our history of detention centers. Hence my title, as I now briefly explain: Many or countless others have expressed this before, but the beauty of Trump--sorry to put it that way, but there it is--is that he represents all our country has in practice stood for since its foundation.
Environmentalist Sounds Alarm On Fracking & Gov. Corruption. Become a Premium Member: bit.ly/JDPremium & patreon.com/jimmyd ore  Schedule of Live Shows: bit.ly/2gRqoyL Check out our Merch ..., From YouTubeVideos

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       Thursday, July 18, 2019
Putting the Petal to the Metal, whilst flying off the cliff of oblivian My headline does not necessarily reflect the beautiful activist here. She speaks well for herself, particularly when questioned by Jimmy Dore. I have the fullest respect for this lady and encourage and support anyone making similar efforts. As Tulsi notes...
Marianne Williamson at the Progress Iowa Corn Feed marianne2020.com., From YouTubeVideos

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       Thursday, July 18, 2019
Facing Likely Extinction, a few of the words that have lately gripped my eyeballs and snagged my attention. I am reminded of one of my favorite quotes on the basic topic. This, from Woody Allen: "More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly." I suspect that throughout history and at about any moment therein mankind has faced the same, similar, or worse crossroads. But...
Marianne Williamson on How to Bring Consciousness to Politics Internationally-acclaimed activist and author Marianne Williamson believes it's time to harness our greatest powers and truth to uplift humanity. In fact, that ..., From YouTubeVideos

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       Sunday, July 14, 2019
Winning My Heart and Mind while Bringing Consciousness to Politics Mike Rivage-Seul has written most favorably about her on a number of occasions. I've been reading quotes from her for years; I read a book or possibly two of hers some time back and came away duly impressed; I have for sure read a great many things about the books and the person herself. Marianne Williamson is brilliant, radical in the truest sense of the word, and a great deal more.

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       Saturday, July 6, 2019
Earth Changes Summary for June, as in extreme weather events Extreme weather in June. Watch and decide for yourself. Try not to think of our "climate denier in-chief," for your own sanity. The issue is clearly not whether, but when, as far as our own lives. Have you lived with passion? That is what I've heard was the main question the Greeks asked upon the death of a person.
Tulsi  Gabbard Needs Your Help For Debate #3 More visibility and fewer people to contend with onstage., From YouTubeVideos

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       Saturday, July 6, 2019
Tulsi Needs Your Help For Debate #3 I hate to "assume" things, but I do in this case, with OEN readers, namely that they're familiar with Tulsi directly from things she's so clearly said (as opposed to "things said about her"). This 8-minute video by one of the staunchest Tulsi Gabbard advocates explains the title.
Stephen Meyer: Fine-Tuning and the Origin of the Universe In this bonus interview footage from Science Uprising, philosopher of science Stephen Meyer provides an introduction to fine-tuning, the multiverse, the weak ..., From YouTubeVideos

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       Monday, July 1, 2019
Stephen Meyer: Fine-Tuning and the Origin of the Universe Countless scientists and philosophers among others have been pondering this for decades, at least. I certainly have. One of the last articles I saw on this topic not long ago pointed to yet more statistically impossible "set-points" that have made our universe and ultimately ourselves possible; my recollection is that it was about 64 of them.
Information Enigma: Where does information come from? Information drives the development of life. But what is the source of that information? Could it have been produced by an unguided Darwinian process? Or did it ..., From YouTubeVideos

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       Monday, July 1, 2019
Information Enigma: Where Did the Information in DNA Come From? I find myself more and more intrigued by this question, that I've now seen presented in many ways by many brilliant scientists, computer specialists, and others. As a biology major with a life-long interest in "most things science," aka the best of human reasoning, I have been steeped in what I can only but hesitatingly call scientific dogma. I have studied evolution since my college days, and even before...
Dahr Jamail: abrupt climate change & The End of Ice--Derrick Jensen Resistance Radio--June 30, 2019 Dahr Jamai is an award winning journalist and author who is a full-time staff reporter for Truthout.org. His most recent book is about abrupt climate chang, From YouTubeVideos

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       Monday, July 1, 2019
The End of Ice: An interview with Dahr Jamail by Derrick Jensen (~50 min.) Dahr Jamail got his genuinely well researched and written book out the door in January this year. Here's what I just copied from an article about it: "A superb journalist, in the most honorable tradition of that craft." Howard Zinn After nearly a decade overseas as a war reporter, the acclaimed journalist Dahr Jamail returned to America to renew his passion for mountaineering, only to find that the slopes he had once climbed.

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       Sunday, June 30, 2019
Marianne Williamson Speaks for Herself Much has been said on MW on OEN, largely by Mike Rivage-Suel and Diana Perlman (sp?). Diana in particular raised my awareness. I've been aware of MW for decades, and seen seemingly a hundred references to her Course in Miracles and so have a fair sense of what it's about. Almost took it, but the cost was a bit high and the references to "God" didn't sit well with me as a "devout ex-Catholic." BUT her ideas..
Tulsi Gabbard sounds off on 'clear bias' during her debate Democratic candidate and Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard weighs in on foreign policy and the first primary debate on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight.' #Tucker #FoxNews ..., From YouTubeVideos

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       Saturday, June 29, 2019
Tulsi Talks with Tucker--well worth the short watch, imo I have come to like many videos I've seen by Tucker Carlson. Some differences to be sure and I don't seek him out, but find various videos sent in my feed. He seems to seriously attempt to reason things out, allow others to talk (again, no expert on Tucker here), and is quite the antithesis of Hannity.
Watch the 5 minutes that have people talking Tulsi! tulsi.to/trumps-chickenhawk-ca binet  A soldier's truth about the establishment war machine driving US foreign policy - #TULSI2020 #TulsiTrending #DemDebate., From YouTubeVideos

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       Friday, June 28, 2019
Five Minutes that have People Talking Tulsi [must watch, imho] First, I note that this doesn't come up in an OEN Commons Search and I couldn't find it on various searches on Google and others--I regularly find it interesting as to what does and doesn't come up, as we get throttled by the "powers that be." Second, as Caitlin pointed out in her recent article on the farce of the debates, the MSM has monkeyed things up so badly it creates for wonderful satire. HOWEVER...

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       Thursday, June 27, 2019
So Who Won the Debate? Depends on who you listen to... here's Matt Drudge I already posted a few comments on this topic today, but can't resist with this one. Matt Drudge has been around for a long time; once upon a time OEN was called (I think by Gregg Palast) "The Matt Drudge website for intelligent people." Drudge himself is quite conservative, but he does often if not typically post from all political corners.

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       Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Once in a Lifetime Event: Jimmy Dore has head in the sand! I am being facetious with the title, though Mike Gravel does make this claim on one particular point. A truly insightful, enlightening, well-informed interview. About a half hour, but well worth watching or listening to as a podcast. Jimmy has a large fan base, because so many folks are realizing that they can't get the truth from the corrupt mainstream media, and often not even the progressive media.
Jay Richards: Why Materialism Fails - Science Uprising extra content In this bonus interview footage from Science Uprising, philosopher Jay Richards defines materialism, discusses how it has impacted us, explains why it shouldn't ..., From YouTubeVideos

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       Monday, June 24, 2019
Arguments Against Materialism This video came to me via YouTube algorithm, as many do. As per the title, it is a number of arguments against the dominant scientific view that is grounded in materialism. The presenter, Jay Richards, does a remarkable job, imo. He's got a good number of arguments which he presents eloquently. If anything, it's hard to come away not convinced that science needs to broaden its horizons.

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       Saturday, June 22, 2019
Another Take on Trump's War With Iran I am wondering once again how many nuclear weapons Israel--our defacto capital--has these days. Weapons already fired up and ready to go. Or are they just yanking US to war by the nose, once again, to do their insane deeds? Israel as per usual happily goes on taking our taxes. Just how much would that be?
DNA Is Code: Who Coded It? (Science Uprising 03) Is the software that runs life the result of accumulated copying errors? Or does it require a programmer? This episode of Science Uprising examines how ..., From YouTubeVideos

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       Friday, June 21, 2019
We Absolutely Shouldn't Even Be Here! according to advanced computer programmer. I am a firm believer in evolution. But the detailed mechanics of it are an ongoing operation; this video cuts to the heart of the matter, when a computer programmer compares errors in computer code to mutations in evolution.

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       Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Lieutenant of Doom Hambone Littletail, aka Sam Mitchell, has two channels as I've noted before. Collapse Chronicles and Humptydumptytribe. The former is where he professionally interviews various figures from around the world (or a good part of it), the latter being the one you see here.

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