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The Super Scam
Our country’s CEO and Board of Directors, the President and Congress, have outdone Bernie Madoff and his Ponzi Scheme with their Social Security caper.
When Social Security was started they said the money would be invested in the stock market, just like the CAFR retirement funds of town, county, city, state and federal departments. The yearly dividends were then supposed to be reinvested in more stock, just as the CAFR funds are.
Thus, if you averaged only $30,000 a year over your working years, at a total of about 15% of your pay, including your and your employer’s payments, you’d have over $220,000. Now, even at a low figure of 5% interest a year, your total would be over $900,000. So, if you take out 5% a year you’d get $45,000, and what’s left would continue growing at 5%, at least.
This explains how the book, Every Man A Millionaire, showed that someone making a minimum wage all their life could retire with a million dollar fund, and how our current payments would be about ten times what they are now. Well, this is the honest system being used in Chile and a few other countries.
Here, forgetting their promises, Congress has taken and totally spent our retirement money instead of investing it. No stocks. No dividends. And, of course, that wasn’t enough…on top of that they have the gall to tax our Social Security payments as income! Double taxation!
Oh, also there’s the money from all the people who paid into Social Security and then died before they were 65. Congress kept and spent it, too.
Let me know when you get fed up being screwed by Congress, This is the bunch who have voted themselves their salaries for life, once elected, plus free health care, three weeks paid vacation, 67 paid holidays, and unlimited paid sick days a year.
This is also the ones who are flooding our country with illegal immigrants, and paying billions for welfare, food stamps, etc.
Why, did the congressional Democrats and President, a hundred years ago, cancel the duty on imports, which had totally paid for the federal government since our country began, and replace them with the income tax? And, just recently, the loss of thousands of our factories to lower wage countries, with our losing some of the most profitable new industries like electronics?
Why have our current congressional Democrats and President opened our border with Mexico for millions of illegal immigrants and illegal drugs? Why have they, at a huge expense, ignored the resulting filling of our prisons, and the billions they’re costing us for educating their children, medical care, welfare, food stamps, and lost jobs to Americans?
Why, after the spectacular failure of their alcohol prohibition, did our Congress and President pull the same stupid stunt over again with drugs? And now they’re hoping to repeat this unbelievable stupidity with guns.
Why their bailout of failing banks and industries at our expense?
Why did Congress and the President establish the Department of Education, whose public school system is graduating kids who are coming in flat last on international surveys?
Why NAFTA, the Free Trade Agreement which has helped move even more of our industries to Mexico and Central American countries?
Why did our Congress and President set up NASA, whose only accomplishments were their faked Moon landings…and at a staggering cost?
Fakery? How about the never-happened attack that got us into the twenty-year Viet Nam war…which, after some 58,000 Americans, 200,000 South Vietnamese, and 75,000 North Vietnamese troops and 400,000 South Vietnamese civilians were killed, and a million Americans wounded, we gave up and left?
Why did Congress and our President end our Treasury Department issuing our currency and turn it over to a group of European bankers (The Federal Reserve Banks), which has led to a constant deflation of the value of the dollar ever since? What cost 3¢ in the beginning now costs over a dollar. Sixty years ago, when I bought a plane, a nice private plane cost only $600. They’re running $30,000 to $50,000 today. About the same time my first Porsche Speedster cost $3,300, and that included the cost of a flight to Stuttgart to pick it up at the factory, and have it shipped back.
Why do we keep allowing such Congressional/Presidential insults to our intelligence as their twenty-year wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? So we keep re-electing them.
Banning things like alcohol, drugs, and guns “for our own good” has only resulted in a further growth of government and higher taxes for us.
If you’ve listened to the CD I’ve made available of the radio reporters describing what was going on after the bombing of the Murrah Federal building in Oklahoma City, or checked the Google item: What Really Happened, you know it was not Timothy McVeigh’s truck bomb that did most of the damage, and you know about the other unexploded bombs removed from the building by the police bomb squad. McVeigh’s bomb didn’t even make a hole in the ground.
So, what was this all about? The suspicion is that the immediately rushed through Congress (without reading, of course) Patriot Act took away a bunch of our liberties, as those who took the trouble to read it discovered.
Then there’s 911 and the lengthy Patriot II Act they had all ready for Congress to rush through, also without reading. Oh, plus the feeble excuse to invade Iraq and Afghanistan.
If you do your homework on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) you’ll find the incidents of supposed terrorism on airline flights also were our black ops. So now we’re being irradiated or groped to fly.
Was it DHS or FEMA that recently ordered all those tank-like trucks and billions of rounds of ammunition? Yes, it was DHS, and 1.5 billion rounds of ammo, plus thousands of assault rifles. Also, I keep reading about internment camps around the country, waiting for large numbers of people to be rounded up.
Decimate the Feds
With our federal government having swollen to over two million employees (a.k.a. bureaucrats), let’s clean out this super rat’s nest. And, I think it can be done with everyone involved enthusiastically cooperating.
The plan is ultra simple, and it’s working depends on personal greed, which is very dependable.
What needs to be done is to have every government department take their fiscal budget for the next year and, if any money is left over not spent, split it with the people in that department. That could be quite a bonanza, considering the millions and even billions in many of their budgets.
You see, normally, at the end of the fiscal year a department spends a lot extra so their next year’s budget will be larger. When I had a chain of 58 computer stores my store in Washington did more business in the weeks before the end of the government fiscal year than in the other eleven months combined.
You may be sure the people in a department are not going to order anything not very desperately needed, because the money for it will come out of their bonus checks. And the same for any not desperately needed employees. Well, at least they’ll get that one last big fat bonus check along with their pink slip.
It’s estimated this will cut any department about in half within three years. Thus, in ten years they should be down to about ten percent their original size, if not disappeared. There are a bunch of departments we sure don’t need…like the Department of Education, who’s public school system has been producing the poorest educated kids in the developed world.
And the Department of Energy, which has done a great job of stopping the development of cold fusion to replace oil, coal, nuclear power, hydro, solar, wind, etc., at less than a hundredth the cost of oil. They’ve cost us trillions upon trillions of dollars.
How about the Department of Health, which has turned a blind eye and deaf ear to the work by people like Bruno Comby, Dr. Loraine Day, Dr. Henry Bieler, etc., who have discovered that changing to a raw food diet allows our immune systems to fight off any cancers, germs, viruses, or parasites that try to invade, keeping us from ever getting sick and about doubling our expected lives. They’ve discovered no incurable illnesses.
That would sure solve the yearly congressional budget problems.
With an estimated up to eight million Muslims already here, and more pouring in daily, fueled by some five thousand mosques built by the Saudis with the money we’ve sent them for oil. They are not here like past our immigrants, to become Americans, they’re here to make America another Muslim country, complete with their Sharia Law.
That’s where their women must wear burkas covering everything but their eyes, the men can have up to four wives, and an insult to Allah means death. Some American Imams have been calling even for baby girls to be dressed in burkas.
To get a big hint of what’s ahead, just see what the Muslims have been doing in Europe, where they’ve moved in my the millions, out-babied the regular population, and are taking over whole cities.
We started out with a bunch of English, Scotch, Irish, and yes, even some Welsh, Christians coming over, wiping out those heathen Indians, and starting a new country. Later, they were followed by immigrants from the other European countries, who came here, learned English, became Christians, got jobs and prospered. Their children were Americans, not German-Americans.
Then the Arabs saw a good business in exporting slaves from Africa, which was the best break the Africans ever had. Up until then, they’d spent thousands of years attacking other villages and killing most of the people, like our Indians used to do. Now, they were worth money, so they captured and sold them as slaves. And we bought millions of them to work our southern cotton fields. Blacks should be thanking us for bringing them here, not complaining about the slave trade.
Anyway, the Muslims are here, already by the millions, and their goal is to make this another Muslim country, as they have several Indonesian countries. Jihad!
We had a fairly recent example of what can happen with the formation of Israel after WWII, where Jews moved quietly into Palestine from Europe, buying houses and starting businesses. They also put a bunch of ham radio stations on the air which, when they started their six-day war, became military communications centers, as they kicked millions of Palestinians out of the country and into refugee camps in neighboring countries. Oh, they promised to let them come back to their homes and businesses when things settled down, but they never did.
Then there are the Chinese…they worry me too. If the local Chinese restaurants are any example, they are all over the place and usually staffed by a man who can speak some English, with a kitchen staff that doesn’t. We have one in Antrim NH, with a population under 2,500, where I seldom see any customers. And in the next town, Hillsborough, population under 5,000, there are three. Oh, and there’s a TV in the kitchen playing Chinese TV shows.
It’s my understanding that the Chinese government buys or rents places for them to live, and their food is also supplied by the Chinese. Every few years there is suddenly a whole new family in these restaurants. I doubt if any are legitimate immigrants. So, what is really going on?
New York Schools
In case you missed this one:
“The reality is that 80% of New York’s public school high school graduates heading to the City University of New York system cannot read, write or do math sufficiently enough to meet college standards. They are having to take re-medial courses to help them learn to read, write and do math before they can take any regular college courses.
In addition to the utter failure to actually teach public school students, New York City has the lowest graduation rate for blacks and Hispanics in the nation. Barely 37% of blacks and Hispanics graduate from high school, and 13% of them still can’t read, write or do math.
The public school educational system in New York City is so bad that the city and the teachers’ union could not agree on how to conduct evaluations. Consequently, the city lost $250 million in state and federal funding.”
• Read more: http://godfatherpolitics.com/9800/bloomberg-celebrates-the-failure-of-new-york-city-public-schools/#ixzz2N6Os9Ai9
Having gone to the public schools in New York City from the sixth grade through two years of high school, I’m not surprised about that evaluation. The only bright part for me were the after-school clubs in high school, and the choral club, where we rehearsed during the second period every day, and gave radio and other concerts.
As I’ve covered before, I loved the camera club and the hours I spent in the darkroom developing and enlarging my pictures. And the radio club, which helped get me a ham license. And the Savoyards, where I performed the lead parts in The Mikado and The Pirates of Penzance operettas. Wow, what fun!
Alas, the teaching system and courses in college weren’t much better. It was still memorize the homework assignment pages and a quiz the next day. Phooey! And, the last time I was there, the head of the student council said nothing had changed. But the radio club and the Players were fun…as was WRPI, which I started and is now the leading student activity.
Our current public school system needs to be trashed as the failure it is.
Could there be such an oddity as a pioneering gene? Well, it seems to run in my family.
I’m a descendent of John Alden and Priscilla, two of American’s very early pioneers. A Greene came over and founded Rhode Island. Then a Greene moved to New York, where we have Greene County. His brother moved to Michigan, taking the “e” off his name, so we have Green County Michigan.
My great grandfather was a pioneer homeopathist, the Littleton NH town doctor. My dad was an aviation pioneer, building the first airport with concrete paved runways. That was Philadelphia in 1927. He also started the first trans-Atlantic airline, American Export Airlines…later bought by Pan Am.
My mother’s dad, with his college buddy, Henry L. Dougherty, started what is now Citgo in 1909, when he and his family moved to Brooklyn.
As a child I particularly enjoyed the Tom Swift books of his inventing new things. And when I got interested in ham radio the first thing I built was a 112 MHZ transceiver. Well, that was the new, experimental ham band. And since then I’ve pioneered one after another new ham technologies, helping to make them popular.
Google” “Tech Visionary” and you’ll see me credited with starting the cell phone and personal computer industries. And then it was compact discs.
Today I’m urging people to learn about three new technologies that are going to totally change the world. One, of course, is non-polluting cold fusion. It’s been thoroughly tested and proven…only the trillions of dollars invested in oil, nuclear power, coal, solar, wind, hydro, natural gas, etc., has stopped it. So far.
A second is the discovery and proof that a change of diet to raw food can cure any illness, and quickly…even days before death by cancer. Heck, see www.drday.com and her video, Cancer Doesn’t Scare Me Anymore. Also www.rawforthirtydays.com. Again, there are trillions invested by Big Pharma, doctors, hospitals, medical schools, etc., in our making ourselves sick, and little money in health.
The third is a mini-battery, where one about the size of a shoebox could power a car for 500 miles and then recharge in minutes. It’s been invented and patented by the chap who invented the Trinitron for Sony. I drove a scooter all around London one day powered by one half the size of a soda can. But this will mean replacing every vehicle with one without that great big, heavy, expensive engine.
I love discovering new ideas and helping to pioneer them. Genetic? I don’t know, but it’s been a driving force for me all through my life. And, you know, I haven’t pushed a loser yet. Well, I do my homework.
Our Nanny Congress has struck again, mandating our change from our old Edison light bulbs to the compact fluorescents bulbs…supposedly in the name of saving electricity.
Yes, there’s a problem those lobbyists swarming over Congress managed to not bothering to mention. Make that two problems.
Number one is that the damned things are loaded with mercury, so if one breaks anywhere near you you’ll be breathing mercury vapor…and that zaps brain cells. In my experience they burn out a lot sooner than we expect, so I have to take them to the dump for special hazardous waste disposal.
Number two, the light spectrum they provide is not healthy. Our bodies need full spectrum light to function well. In classrooms where the fluorescent bulbs were replaced with full spectrum fluorescents, the kids fighting each other stopped, their attention in class went up, their grades went up, graffiti stopped, and they weren’t out sick as often.
Knowing this, in the past when I had publishing offices for my magazines, I always replaced the regular fluorescents with full spectrum bulbs. That was back when my people drove to work every day and had offices to work in. Now, with ToDo, we have no need for a publishing office because everyone works from home.
Alas, while I see CFL’s selling for 75¢ or less, the best I can find for the full spectrum CFL’s is $7 each! Ouch!
Now, if Congress would keep away those hoards of lobbyists and get the feds to stop fighting cold fusion, we’d have our electricity almost free. Oh, it’ll come. Every new technology is fought by the establishment, so in this case, with trillions of dollars at stake, it’ll take a while.
Cold Fusion Update
When Andrea Rossi announced his intention to build a factory in Baloney, Italy, turning out a million home cold fusion-powered heating systems a year, there was considerable skepticism. Since the term cold fusion had been so run into the ground he called them E-Cats…Energy Cataliyzers.
Since I had published the scientific data on how and why cold fusion really does work, with it’s reality confirmed by a NASA lab in Cleveland, plus a Navy lab in San Diego, I had hopes that Rossi might be real.
Alas, his web of lies and obfuscations have left little reason for hope. What a shame! If he’d been on the up and up he could have been on track to be a trillionaire.
The science isn’t complicated. By infusing nickel with hydrogen it turns to the next element heavier: copper. And it does the same with palladium and hydrogen, turning it into silver. Both in both cases a teensy bit of mass is turned into huge amounts of energy, as predicted by Einstein.
With this being a certain death threat to the oil, natural gas, nuclear power, coal, solar, wind, hydro, electric power, etc., industries. With trillions of dollars at stake you can bet the lobbyists were all over Congress and government officials to discredit it.
As I’ve explained, the first blow was when MIT, early on, tested cold fusion and reported it a failure. This was when Eugene Mallove, who worked in the MIT publications department, took a close look and found the data had been changed, and that cold fusion really had worked. They told him to shut the hell up since MIT was getting millions for hot fusion research.
So Mallove quit in disgust. I met him at a cold fusion conference in Maui in December 1993, where I also had a chance to hear and talk with Pons and Fleischman, the two scientists who started it all. I was so convinced by what I learned I hired Mallove as the editor and started publishing my Cold Fusion Journal a few months later.
Things went well for the first three issues, then one day I went to the office and Mallove, along with my fourth issue and all our files, had disappeared. The articles later appeared in Mallove’s Infinite Energy,
I needed an expert to keep going and luckily found one nearby to come and keep my journal going…though in a smaller format. It went on for 28 issues before the pioneers all died or disappeared. Oh, and Mallove got murdered, too.
I’m sure like to see UNH get some students to work on a practical design for a home unit that would both heat and provide all the electricity a family could need, and at less than a hundredth the cost of oil. They and UNH could make out like bandits from the royalties. And, if the factories are here in New Hampshire, it would be a fantastic bonanza for the state.
Fed Up Yet?
Well, I sure am! You’ve let that bunch of self-serving clowns in Washington make a God-awful mess of what was, and could again be, a great country. Like keeping our southern border open so we have millions of illegal aliens costing us billions for schooling their kids, medical care, welfare, food stamps, social security they never paid into, etc. Then the millions of jobs they’re taking away from American workers, and the billions they’re sending back to their families in Mexico. Since they don’t have to pay any income taxes they can work cheaper than Americans.
They there’s that whopping spending bill Congress signed without even bothering to read. And bailing out poorly run or crooked industries, banks, savings and loan, investment houses, mortgage companies, etc. Spending our social security money that was supposed to be invested in the stock market so it could earn dividends. Then there’s the Federal Reserve Banks they turned over issuing our money to, giving us inflation where something that used to cost 3¢ is now a dollar.
They gave us the total disaster of Prohibition. And then, not having learned anything from that stupidity, they did it to drugs. And now they want to do it to guns. Then there’s the public school system they set up, which has our students the poorest educated of the developed world. They’re dumping fluorides in our water to make us docile. The wars we had no business starting and haven’t been able to win. The super-bloating of the federal government. Our bloated military, with troops all around the world. It’s time to throw the lousy bums out!
What did I forget?
Our system for electing presidents and Congress really, really, really sucks. The proof? That’s easy, starting with Nixon, then Clinton, LBJ, Carter, the Bushes, and our current super prize. I suspect the best of the bunch was ex-movie star Ronald Reagan, who was not a career politician.
Okay, it’s time for a show of hands. How many of you know what caused the 1929 stock market crash, a super catastrophe that Congress, led by Hoover, could have easily averted? And this debacle led to the ensuing Great Depression of the 1930’s.
Well, when Wall Street made it possible for the public to buy their stocks for only 10% down, stock sales zoomed. And that was fantastic for everyone until there was a little dip in the market and stocks went down more than 10%, which had brokers calling for additional investor collateral…which they didn’t have, because whenever their stocks went up they’d sell some to get money to buy more. This whole investment house of cards collapsed in 1929 like those 911 towers imploded.
Why did Congress, led by Hoover, allow this? Bribery.
In 1928 my grandfather, S. Tully Willson, who, with Henry L. Dougherty, founded the Cities Service Company in 1909, had 400 shares of the company’s stock, and it was worth over $1,000,000 at the time. To get an idea of that in today’s dollarettes multiply it by about seventy five to account for inflation, once President Wilson and a small group of Democrats turned the issuing of our money over from the Treasury to some European bankers called the Federal Reserve Bank.
When Tully died in 1935 his 400 shares were worth about $3,500. That’s how deep the depression went. Today Citgo, as it’s now called, is owned by Venezuela.
So we elected Roosevelt and his New Deal in 1932 and, in spite of massive federal spending, there was not much improvement in the economy. So, when WWII started in Europe in 1939 and our people were 85% opposed to our getting involved, he came up with the plan to force the Japanese to attack us, as detailed by Stinnet in his Day of Deceit. Amazon has ‘em used for 1¢.
So, any ideas on a better way to select our country’s chairman and board of directors? One sure is needed, and what we’ve got now is proof positive. We’ve managed to elect and then reelect a guy who is turning out not to have been an American citizen by birth, with an almost totally obscured past, and has been a Muslim. He’s one sixth black, one third arab, and one half white. And, our country is a mess.
We need a team that will not let things like the housing mortgage bust, the banking collapse, the need to rescue General Motors, and so on, keep happening.
Hmm, come to think of it, I do have a proposal. Since our major problems with Congress are being caused by career politicians…mostly ex-lawyers…let’s, in the future, limit them to just one two-year term, and not permitted to ever run again. In that way our Congress would be made up of business people who have taken two years off from their work to help run the country, just as the framers of the Constitution originally envisioned.
Further, how about a lid on all those earmarks lobbyists have been getting Congress to quietly add to bills? Let’s end that! I’m reminded that Senator Hillary Clinton used to be known as the Queen of Earmarks.
Alas, these changes might put thousands of lobbyists, their fists full of industry bribe money, out of work. How cruel I can be!
In case you’re not getting Dr. Mercola’s emails, there was one on the McRib sandwich. It turns out it’s made of the innards and other parts of the pig that are left over when all the usual parts are sold. By the time they’re through there are some 70 ingredients in the so-called pork. Yummy.
Well, no real surprise, considering their hamburgers are so loaded with chemicals that they can sit on the table for ten years with no signs of decomposition.
I did try a McDonald’s salad, but when I found it mostly lettuce, which has little nutritive value, and some cooked chicken…which of course came, loaded with anti-botics from a factory farm…I threw it out.
I’m sure the McRib tastes great, but I’ll never know personally.
What are the odds? When my old iPod dock-speaker broke, I got an inexpensive new one from Amazon. I plugged it in and put in my iPod…which has some 1,800 pieces of music in it, set it on “Shuffle” to randomly select one, and turned it on.
The first piece that came up was Scott Joplin’s The Maple Leaf Rag, the song I heard in the movie, The Sting, and so impressed me that I went out and bought every LP of Joplin’s music I could find. That song was a life-changer for me.
But, the more I listened to the Joplin ragtime recordings, the more I just knew that the performers just weren’t getting what was in the music. They were all playing their pianos mechanically, missing the emotional feeling Joplin had in it.
Then, Sherry and I were in New Orleans for a music conference and, on coming back from a steamboat ride one evening, we passed a little bar with piano music leaking out the door. Joplin! So we went in and had a couple soft drinks, listening to Scott Kirby playing Joplin the way I’d been hearing it in my mind. Wow!
I got Scott to come to New Hampshire, where we rented a church with a Steinway piano and made a tape of Scott playing Joplin’s music, which I then put on a CD. It didn’t hurt that I was publishing the largest music magazine, so the CD sold like crazy.
On the strength of that I had a state-of-the-art recording studio built into my barn/ One with no parallel walls so there were no room resonances to deal with. Then, I took Scott down to Boston to the Steinway store to get a grand piano for the studio. Scott tested several pianos and we ended up with a Korean Young Chang. And, with that we put out a whole series of Joplin’s rags on CDs.
These so helped the interest in ragtime grow that one ragtime festival after another got going, with Scott Kirby the star performer.
So, was my iPod selection of The Maple Leaf Rag as the first with my new player a total coincidence? Come on….
But I’m used to my iPod on “Shuffle” bending coincidence. Far too often for chance it selects Gottschalk’s “Tarantella,” my super-favorite of his music, when I am driving on Route 202, just north of Peterborough, where I first heard the piece on a radio station.
And when I am in thrall by the music of Delius, and thank him deeply for such beauty, my iPod will come up with two or three more of his pieces. Coincidence? Har-de-har. We sure have a lot more to learn about the power of consciousness. I suspect those long-dead composers know when someone thanks them. Hmm, have you read The Source Field Investigations by David Wilcock yet? It’s only $10 from Amazon. It’s a good start.
Looking at the changes technology has brought about in the last hundred years or so, it’s not all that much of a stretch to expect newer technologies to change our world again.
The late 1800’s industrial revolution got us off our farms and into cities. Then came the automobile, telephone, phonograph, electricity for homes, airplanes, refrigerators, huge farms, pasteurization, radio, television, container ships, ocean liners, the pharmaceutical industry, nukes, cell phones, computers, etc.
When I was a kid homes all had ice boxes and cars had to be hand-cranked to start.
Just judging from what has already been invented or discovered I see a vastly different future ahead. Some transitions will be quick, others will be viciously fought by the establishment and take longer.
For instance, some doctors have discovered how to cure any illness with no drugs and make it so people will never get sick again. But the big money today is in sickness, and little in health, with Big Pharma the most profitable industry in America. Indeed, the top ten of the Forbes 400 industries are making more profits than the other 390 combined, and they are supported by some 700,000 allopathic doctors, most of whom will be out of work when they have to depend mainly on treating accidents. Ditto about 90% of the hospitals. Big Pharma will be gone.
Cars, with no big, expensive, heavy engines, will be cheaper and cost almost nothing to drive. Our roads will have a cable under the pavement to keep cars in their lanes unless turned by the driver. Sensors will keep a proper space between cars and advise of speed limits.
With people living 120 to 200 years in good health we’ll be working more years before retirement, but have more time for travel.
No more gas stations or nuclear power. A big bunch of Arab chiefs wishing they’d invested in factories instead of lavish living. No more electric power grid. No more supermarkets like today, as people turn to eating raw, organically grown food, grown on re-mineralized land.
There’ll be a big market for frozen pints of raw food like I’m making and eating today. Raw meats minced, with some added sea salt and cracked pepper. A wide variety of finely chopped vegetables in raw yogurt coleslaw sauce. Fruits slushed in a blender.
With the demand for grains gone, can those huge Midwestern farms clean the poisons they’ve sprayed on their soil out so organic produce can be grown, or will we have to turn to other countries for them?
A few million backyard pyramid greenhouses will be easing produce prices.
It’s sure going to be a totally different world.
In my blogs I’ve explain some ways I’ve figured out so our country can be improved. Well, we can change the future, but not the past. So, here are some of the How-To’s I’ve covered in my blogs.
…Quickly and inexpensively win those two wars.
…End the income tax, with no loss of revenue to the government.
…Get any government department to cut itself in half in three years, with everyone involved enthusiastically cooperating.
…Generate non-polluting energy at less than a hundredth the cost of oil.
…Start bringing back the thousands of factories that have moved to China.
…Have the best public school system in the world instead of one of the poorest.
…Have super-healthy babies…with 150 average IQs.
…Have social security pay ten times what it does now, at no added government cost.
…Teach babies to read when they are two, and speed-read by six.
…Cure diabetes in thirty days.
…Make colleges tuition-free at no government cost.
…Stop loading prisons with more and more inmates at about $30,000 a year each.
Bush, with the false-flag 911 caper as an excuse, got us into Iraq and Afghanistan. Well, Silverstein, who bought the 911 buildings a few months earlier and had them heavily insured, sure made out well. As did the never-revealed investors who shorted the airline stocks just before the event, and who have never been named.
The reason for the wars seems more about the Iraq oil, what with the Bush family having been in the oil business. And the potential for an oil pipeline through Afghanistan to bring Black Sea oil to the Indian Ocean for shipment to America.
Anyway, in the years we’ve been there we’ve spent billions, if not trillions, lost a lot of Americans, and seem ready to put our tail between our legs and slink out.
My proposed solution would, at almost no cost, have us quickly win the wars, get our military out, and start helping them rebuild their economies.
It’s simple. The next time a suicide bomber blows himself up, video picking up the pieces and burying them in pig shit. And the same for anyone who shoots at us or plants IEDs and gets killed. Then set up some temporary TV stations and air the videos.
So, our happy Muslims, on the elevator going up to Paradise, suddenly find the cable cut by the pig shit caper, and on their way down to the eternal fires of hell. Well, one very, very small consolation is that due to the heavy war demand, the Paradise virgin supply is down to six-year-olds.
The Income Tax
Eliminating it and the IRS would help unbloat the government, plus just about double most paychecks. The best part, there are three easy ways to do this.
The one I like best is to reinstate duties on imports. You see, a hundred years ago a small group of Democrats got together and pushed through legislation ending the txes on imports, and initiating the income tax…which started out at around 2% on the wealthy, and has grown since then.
Until then import duties had totally paid for the federal government since our country started 137 years earlier.
This would have the added benefit of ending our workers being in pay competition with those in China…where we’ve recently moved tens of thousands of our factories, causing us serious unemployment problems. When you add those looking for work to those who have given up looking, we’ve around 17% unemployment. Oh, and staggering welfare and food stamp costs.
A second approach that would also provide for the missing income tax money, would be to cash the pension stock investment dividends of some 85,000 town, county, state, and federal bureaus instead of rolling them over into more stocks. Just look into the CAFR system. That’s the Consolidated Audit Financial Reports for these agencies.
A third approach would be a small tax on stuff, other than food, we buy.
I much prefer duties, since that would solve two problems by helping bring factories back to America. Lordy, we’ve lost almost our entire electronics industry to Asia. And a big chunk of our automobile industry.
De-bloating Our Government
You really need to read all three of the Parkinson books I review on page 24 of my Secret Guide to Wisdom. They’re available from Amazon inexpensively. Anyway, in his Parkinson’s Law, he shows that government bureaus have a long history of expanding, on the average, at about 7% a year. And, as he shows, expenses always rise or exceed revenues, so each year bureaus put in for more funds for the next fiscal year.
Okay, how can this be not just stopped, but turned around? Easy. Make it so that if any of the current fiscal year’s funds are left over, they will be divided among the people in the bureau. Then, next year, the bureau’s budget will be what was actually spent the year before. Thus, in about three years we can expect most bureaus to have shed about half of their staffs, and with everyone left enthusiastically cooperating (and wealthy).
Say, how about doing it for another three years?
Gee, what a shame to see around a million ex-bureaucrats scrambling for new employment.
If you read Parkinson’s The Law of Delay, you’ll also want to read my Secret Guide to Wealth so your kid can be a millionaire by the time he’s 25.
How about a non-polluting energy source that’ll cost less than a hundredth that of oil? Well, it’s been invented and proven by a NASA lab in Cleveland and a Navy lab in California. Plus, I’ve published the peer-reviewed scientific papers on the subject.
Yes, it’s cold fusion, where you put some powdered nickel in water, and then pass an electric current through the water to separate it into hydrogen and oxygen. The nickel absorbs the hydrogen like a sponge, but passes off the larger oxygen molecules, which are too large.
When the nickel is 80% saturated the hydrogen it starts changing to copper, the next element in atomic weight. But 0.2 of mass is lost and that generates a huge amount of heat, as shown using Einstein’s energy-mass equation. So we will have small home units that inexpensively generate all the heat and electricity a home or business could want. And there go the oil and power companies. Yep, no more national power grid. No more solar, wind, or nuclear power.
Jim Patterson demonstrated this at an energy conference with a unit the size of a coffee mug with one watt of electricity going in and a thousand watts of heat being produced for the week of the conference.
For vehicles there’s a miniature battery that’s been invented and proven. One the size of a shoebox will power a car for 500 miles and recharge in a few minutes.
How much longer can the trillion dollar oil interests stop cold fusion? How long before the Arabs are back in tents and riding camels instead of limos?
When we get rid of the income tax by re-instituting duties on imports, which a small group of Congressional Democrats did a hundred years ago, we’ll also start seeing those factories that have been moved to lower-wage countries like China coming back. We’ll also start seeing more of the container ships going out loaded with our products instead of empty.
While we’re at it, let’s end that NAFTA baloney that sent many of our factories to Mexico.
It’s also time to start curbing unions, which are largely responsible for the demise of the American car industry. Well, they originally served their purpose, but now they’re helping make American products non-competitive.
With our high school grads just barely able to read, it’s no wonder that on international surveys our students are coming in at the bottom…even below Albania!
Attendance at schools in the future will be voluntary, and they’ll be open fifty weeks of the year. Students will not be separated by age. There will be no tests or grades. No assigned homework. Gone will be all those base, foot, and basketball teams.
There will be classes students can attend if they want. And there will be mobile workshops and labs that can be moved from school to school, allowing those kids interested to learn woodworking, metalworking, and other manual skills. There’ll be video and audio studios and production labs. There’ll also be school bands and orchestras, players putting on plays.
There will also be after-school clubs. When I was in high school they were the real fun. I joined the radio club and got my ham license. Also the camera club, where I had a wonderful time developing and enlarging my pictures in the darkroom. I sang in the choral club, where we went out and gave performances at other schools and on some radio shows. I joined the Savoyards, where we put on the Gilbert and Sullivan operettas The Mikado and The Pirates of Penzance, with me singing lead roles.
Kids these days have the endless resource of the web on any subject that interests them. Just download the books onto the iPad.
Our present system was set up about a hundred and fifty years ago when some religious leaders went to Congress and got them to establish the Department of Education-run public school system. They got them to use the Prussian teaching system, which produced soldiers who would follow orders without question. That was intended to make sure our kids would always be church-goers.
This was just in time for the industrial revolution, where workers were needed for the factories who would do what they were told and not ask questions. So our kids are made to short-term memorize stuff to pass tests instead of being taught how to think.
Read Ed School Follies by Rita Kramer, reviewed on page 11 of my Secret Guide to Wisdom, and see how awful our teacher training schools are.
Meanwhile look up the Sudbury Valley School in Framingham MA, which is a model for how things will be. There are several books about it. Their grads have no problem getting into any college. No grades. No curriculum. No tests. The kids learn what they want, because they want.
Higher Baby IQ’s
We know now how mothers can have babies with genius IQ’s…up around 150. No, it isn’t easy, but it sure can be worth the effort.
It starts pre-conception, with mother and dad’s diets helping produce outstanding sperm and eggs. Then, during pregnancy, the mother’s diet is critical to help the baby’s brain get the nutrients it needs for optimum development.
During pregnancy mom and dad should read to the baby, plus play classical music. And, if there is any chance the baby could get shaken or punched, complete silence is important for a while.
By all means get The Prenatal Classroom for more data on giving the prenatal baby every opportunity to build more brain. Indeed, it’s possible to have babies at birth able to understand up to a hundred words.
After being born, keep the baby with the mother, not in a nursery. And, it’s by far the best to have home delivery with a midwife’s help. And no damned vaccinations!! And breast-feeding, not a bottle.
Simple things like the mother drinking water from a plastic bottle during pregnancy, can seriously impact the baby from the BPA in the mother’s blood, slowing brain development and causing physical defects. The same goes for any fluoride in the water, and carcinogens like MSG. Even worse is the mother getting a flu shot, which pours mercury into the baby’s developing brain.
The end result is definitely worth the efforts it takes. Do your homework…I have.
We’re being scammed again. Gee, what a surprise! And by our reliable and dependable Congress, too.
If Congress had kept the Social Security funds invested in the stock market, like they were supposed to, instead of taking the money and spending it when they ran out of other easy sources, we could, like they do in Chile, be getting ten times the monthly payments we’ve been getting. Indeed, someone who only earned the minimum wage all their lives could retire with a million dollar nest egg. My copy of A Nation of Millionaires is missing and I don’t see it on Amazon. Please see if you can find another one for me.
Now, Google “A Nation of Millionaires” and read about Paul O’Neil’s clever plan. He was the Treasury Secretary under Bush.
When you consider that the yearly dividends from the CAFR funds is more than the feds are getting from our income tax, we sure are getting screwed. Big Time suckers. So keep on re-electing your Congress people. Vote for party, not your interests. Ignore my Never Re-elect Anyone motto.
Baby’s brains, during their first three and four years, are particularly open to learning language. After four this opportunity fades away. So, naturally, our public school system waits until our kids are six to teach them to read.
Mothers, who go to the trouble, are teaching their babies to read when they are two years old. And some are also helping their babies to learn to speak several foreign languages, and think in them, by the age of two. As word of this gets around we’ll be seeing baby care centers with foreign language teachers for our babies.
By the age of five our children will have learned to speed-read, taking a few seconds a page to read books, and with a good recall of what they’ve read. See www.speedreading4kids.com.
This has to do with opening the right side of the brain while reading and seeing the whole page instead of just each word being read, as we do with the left side of our brains. There’s a video available showing how easy it is to teach kids this skill. Over the age of five it’s more difficult, but still possible.
There’s lots of good information on the web for you on this subject.
Mothers should read Baby Signs to learn how easy it is to start communicating with their baby by the time they are seven or eight months old using sign language. And potty-trained, too.
With the proper care and training before and during pregnancy, and then the above approach, what amazing children you’ll have!
This is an easy one. Go to www.rawforthirtydays.com and get the DVD showing a group of long-term diabetes patients going on a 30-day raw food diet and all being totally cured.
You see, once you stop putting things that are toxic to your immune system, which interferes with it from repairing any damage to your body, or invasions by germs or viruses, doctors like Comby, Day, and others have found no incurable illnesses. And that includes cancer, even days before death.
The most common poisons are cooked food, grains, sugar, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, mercury from amalgam fillings, and vaccinations. The details are in my Secret Guide to Health.
I see where kids are having more and more trouble finding jobs after graduation. Well, with so many college curriculums more 19th century than the 21st, what do they have to offer an employer?
Then there’s all the ball games to play or watch. They’re a huge waste of time as far as building a foundation for a career is concerned. For some reason I’ve never had any interested in playing in or even watching any of the sports. I enjoy horse-back riding, scuba-diving and skiing, and that’s about it.
In high school I joined the radio, camera, choral, and Gilbert & Sullivan clubs. In college it was the radio, players, and glee clubs
But colleges should be making practical courses available…like how to give talks, to sell, and build computer skills.
My proposal for tuition-free colleges, is where the students are working half their time at a nearby high tech business park, building their practical business skills and résumés. Since this also lets colleges handle twice as many students, it’s a win-win system for everyone. Plus, the students don’t come out owing tens of thousands of dollars, like they’re doing now.
In my four years at Rensselaer there was only one course that has ever been of any value to me in all of the different businesses I’ve been in, and that was in accounting, where I learned that assets minus liabilities equals net worth, and not much more. Bah.
They should be teaching business and entrepreneurial skills. Alas, I’ve tried hiring college grads, but with few exceptions they’ve considered their education over and I couldn’t get them to make an effort to learn the practical skills my businesses needed.
In the magazine publishing business today the key people are the advertising sales team, and they need to learn all they can about selling, and advertising. And the production person have crackerjack computer skills. The circulation people have to come up with every stratagem they can to increase the publication’s visibility to get more paid subscribers.
Our colleges are going to have to make major changes to stay in business in competition with the fast growing web available learning resources.
Stop Filling More Prisons
How? The easy was would be to legalize drugs and make them available through state liquor stores.
Congress, having learned nothing from the 18th Amendment banning alcohol debacle, went nanny again with drugs, thereby generating more crime and drug cartels. Worse, it has been stuffing our court and prison system with more and more people. Oh, and making states hire larger police forces.
The end result is that we have more people in prison per capita than any other country, and they’re costing us billions, at an estimated $30,000 each a year for the over two million we’ve jailed. That’s sixty billion, not counting police, legal, court, and other costs.
Another way to stop the flood of new prisoners would be to close our damned border with Mexico so we’d slow down, maybe even stop, the parade of illegal aliens enjoying free food and lodging in our prisons.
When I went on an expedition to Navassa Island in the Caribbean, I got the idea for using it as a prison where the inmates would either grow their own food or eat slop the prison offered.
It’s an uninhabited American island between Haiti and Jamaica that’s about three square miles in size. It has no beaches, just cliffs, with the surrounding waters full of sharks. Yes, I put on my scuba gear and went down to check. The climate is perfect for growing crops. Just plant seeds and jump back. Plenty of sun and rain, and no cold weather.
The prisoners could visually visit with their families via Skype.
Another island that would be excellent for such a prison would be Guam, which is only sparsely populated, and is an American possession. The last time I was there I got a group of about twenty of my magazine subscribers together for a dinner and broached the prison idea. They thought it would be a wonderful business for the island, which was in need of one. Like Navassa, Guam is isolated, making escape attempts impractical.
Reading to Your Kids
The benefits for both you and your children of your reading stories and poems to them are marvelous and long lasting. It’s not just a way to further bond with them, but will help interest them in reading on their own, a life-long benefit. And, the more the better. It’ll make books their friends, and to be treasured.
It’ll help them learn more words that they might not hear on normal conversation, building their vocabularies.
At what age should you start reading to them? Well, if you’d like to help them have a higher IQ, start when you get pregnant and read every day to your unborn children. After birth, once they are able to understand, start reading aloud for them, and continue right up to their teens. It’ll help them do much better in school.
Do your homework and you’ll learn how easy it is to teach your two-year-old to read. And, by five to speed-read at a few seconds a page. Or you can wait until they are six and let the public school use their really outdated system…which has a lot to do with why so many kids entering college have to take remedial reading courses.
For birthdays and Christmas, be sure to include some books in the presents. Over eighty years later I still have many of the books I treasured when I was seven and eight. Like the OZ books. The wild animal books by Ernest Thompson Seton. The poems by Eugene Field…I can still recite some of them. Kipling’s Just So stories, and of course Mark Twain and Milne’s Pooh stories. And, when I was a little older, the Tom Swift books.
My mother often read to me while I was eating breakfast or lunch, and sometimes when I was about to take a nap, so I was primed, once I learned to read.
To help your children develop their writing skills, start them early doing a diary or journal. I sure wish I had. Encourage them to write about the good and bad things that happen, and their feelings about them. Accomplishments and disappointments. Oh, and be sure to save them.
After a super-healthy dinner of, say, puréed liver (it melts in your mouth), chopped kale with some coleslaw sauce, and tomato bisque, it’s time for a small, alas toxic, dessert…and I have four favorites to share with you.
One is a couple tablespoons of super-delicious New England clam chowder, which I warm up in a toaster-oven. The local super markets have a little soup counter where I get a pint of hot chowder for $4 and, at that lasts me at least a couple weeks.
The second is a few spoons of hot and sour soup, along with a half a crab Rangoon, also warmed. The soup I get as take-out from a nearby Chinese restaurant. It’s $4.31 for a quart…which also lasts a couple weeks. It’s delicious. A box of the Rangoons are $4.25.
The third is a heaping tablespoon of roast pork egg foo young ($5.75). I chop the large omelet into tiny pieces and add some of the gravy that comes with it, plus a little dark soy sauce, warm it, and I’m in heaven for a few well-chewed bites.
The fourth is some pumpkin pie. The super-market sells 10” pies for $5.00 and I first cut them into quarters. Then eighths. Then sixteenths. Then thirty-seconds, each thus with about 5/8ths inch of crust. That little slice I cut into about ten small bites, each to be chewed thoroughly so I can enjoy the pumpkin flavor as long as possible. It’s a great little dessert, and not filling.
Well, if I’m going to eat some toxic cooked food, I want to enjoy the best tastes I can find, and keep the portions tiny.
One more thing. If it’s not a problem I recommend eating alone, and with the radio and TV off so you can keep your mind fully on your chewing, and the food’s wonderful flavors of every bite. Otherwise you’ll be missing about 90% of the enjoyment of eating your food, and just eating to keep from getting hungry.
Avoiding Dementia and Alzheimer’s
While the most important way to keep all your marbles is to make sure the damned TV and radio are off when you are sleeping, and to sleep in a dark room, there are some foods that have been shown to help.
Like coconut oil, which can help repair and rebuild the brain. I get mine at Trader Joe’s. Then there’s turmeric, which is in curry, and probably explains why India has one of the lowest rate of dementia rates in the world. Another is eggs from free-range chickens, and raw milk, butter and yogurt from pastured cows. Berries, and the juice from red grapes slow aging, as well as helping you to avoid dementia.
Perhaps my eating strawberries, blueberries, and red grapes (resveratrol) twice a day has helped me keep my marbles. Plus good eggs and raw milk and yogurt help too. And once I get some kefir I’ll be adding fermented foods to my diet.
There are three ways an enemy could crash our national power grid. One would be a nuke or two way high up so their magnetic fields would fuse all of our electronics within line-of-sight. A second would be a coordinated destruction of key transmission towers around the country. A third would be a cyber attack. Or, all three.
Without power no gas can be pumped, stopping food supplies to stores. How long can people live in cities with no power, no phone, no water, no heat, and no food? With the state and federal governments paralyzed…no help there.
The survivors would likely be families with gardens for food, a well for water, a fireplace with wood for warmth, and guns to fend off desperate neighbors. Solar or wind power systems would also be of great value.
Yes, of course I have a solution. Alas, it depends on you and your ability to get friends and neighbors to raise hob with their congressman over the government’s suppression of cold fusion power. I don’t know how much people pressure will overcome their bribery by oil and nuclear power interest lobbyists.
With a small cold fusion unit in homes to supply all the heat and electricity needed at less than a hundredth the cost of oil that’ll be the end of that fragile power grid and any electric bills. With all-electric vehicles, and tiny capacitor batteries, that’ll be the end of gas stations. It’ll also be a way to end a fairly easy way to wipe out a couple hundred million or so Americans, leaving our country unprotected for an invasion.
Do your homework on cold fusion…I have.
With a third of new mothers being obese, which is most unfortunate for their babies in that researchers have found this interferes with both the baby’s brain and body development during pregnancy. So, there’s a greater risk of birth defects, lower IQs, and things like autism.
If the word gets out to prospective mothers we may see them somehow manage to overcome their destructive diets. When I weighed 260 pounds I decided to stop that nonsense and went on a 1500-calorie diet for seven months, dropping almost a hundred pounds. Well, that was about forty years ago, and I’ve kept it off.
It’s a lot easier today, now that scientists have explained the importance of eating raw food and learning to chew each bite until it is liquid. And that takes a lifetime of unlearning. But when you master it, you’ll find it only takes about half as much food to feel full.
Yes, pregnant mothers should avoid cooked food, sugar, grains, GMO foods, and drink pure water if they care about their baby’s health and intelligence.
When I Made The Papers
I’m not talking about something on page 30, I mean page one! Even better, the New York papers put out an extra edition as a result of the escapade…and I have the clippings in my scrap book to prove it.
It all started when I was in high school in New York and my best friend, Charlie Opitz W2MKO, explained how easy it was to make black powder. So I went to a chemical store, got the sulfur, potassium nitrate, charcoal, and antimony trisulfide, and I was ready for some fun. The trisulfide makes for a lot more smoke.
I packed some in a small can and took it out to my folk’s cottage in Marine Park, not far from Floyd Bennett airport on Flatbush Avenue Extension. Sure enough, wham!
Our high school (McBurney) was in the West Side YMCA, just off Central Park, so I asked Charlie if he’d like to have some fun, setting one off someplace in the park where no one could get hurt. He was game, so I made a small bomb, using a soda straw with slow-burning powder in it as a fuse, and we set off for the park.
We picked a spot just behind a stone wall at around 63rd Street and Fifth Avenue, lit the fuse and hurried to the nearby exit, where we walked more casually across Fifth Avenue, waiting for the blast.
It went off, with a huge cloud of smoke, and people running everywhere. A few minutes later Mayor LaGuardia arrived in a motorcycle side-car, to see the hole the blast made. Wow!
What we hadn’t considered was that a few weeks before someone put a bomb in the 1939 World’s Fair that killed two, so a couple hours later the newspapers had extra editions on the streets about our bomb. No, no one ever found out who did it. Whew! No, we sure didn’t brag about it to anyone.
My friend Charlie is still around, and we’re in touch by email. Not bad for a prank 74 years ago.
Dumb and Dumber
In addition to the litany of things I’ve written about the IQ-lowering things that parents do to their kids during the prenatal time, and then to their babies, we then send them to our public schools, which I’ve explained have been purposely designed to prevent them from learning to think.
We keep them entertained with TV and sports, movies, the latest music, and so on. We vaccinate them, causing problems like autism. We put fluoride in our water, which has been proven to make us docile, to lower children’s IQs, and have no medical or teeth benefits whatever.
Those who actually learn to read are surrounded by novels, with our schools or media making little effort to interest them in non-fiction.
As I pointed out a couple weeks ago, Congress, not having learned anything from prohibiting the making and selling alcohol, then pulled the same stupid stunt with drugs, triggering the start of what today is a multi-billion dollar illicit industry.
On the plus side, it’s providing work for hundreds of thousands of government people who are sort of guarding our southern border, plus prosecuting those they catch and adding them to our prison population…where we thus have the highest percentage of our people in prison of any country, and at around $30,000 a year maintenance each.
It’s helped fuel the growth of our illegal immigrant population, with around 15 million of them being from Mexico. And these people are sending billions back to their families in Mexico.
Just as today, where it’s easy to find the drugs of your choice, during prohibition there were speakeasies by the thousands, and liquor was easy to find. My dad had an old speakeasy bar in the cellar where he entertained friends several nights a week when he was managing Philadelphia’s airport. My mother drank, as did all of my grandparents.
It was the enormous profits from this that changed Las Vegas from a tiny desert town to a gambling Mecca and gave us the Mafia.
My mother soaked the labels off the illegal liquor bottles and did a brisk business selling them to department stores glued onto lamp shades.
So, get after your congressman to allow state liquor stores to also sell the now illegal drugs and stem the crime profits.
With ‘em now reaching retirement age, they’re going to be looking to get out of a city to a better, safer place to live. Well, we’ve sure got that!
If they, like a high percentage of retirees, want to continue with a business, we could use a few thousand more businesses. Golf? We’ve sure got that covered! Fishing? Our lakes, rivers and streams are loaded with delicious fish. Food? We’ve got raw milk in our stores, free-ranging eggs, and farmer’s markets for organic produce in every town.
My life got put on hold for four years by WWII (five Pacific war patrols in a submarine), but when I started publishing my first magazine, I packed up and left New York for Peterborough. Having spent many of my childhood summers with my mother’s folks in their cottage near Bethlehem, moving to New Hampshire was a no-brainer.
What a wonderful place to live! Like being able to go out hunting deer in the fall. In no time I had a couple of horses, learned to ski, climbed Mount Washington, learned to wind surf on Lake Sunapee, and enjoyed New Hampshire’s wonders…like the Tramway. There was no end of fun things to do and see. Still aren’t, fifty years later. Only now, I’m able to share my fun with you via this magazine.
I see where the AARP magazine cited Portsmouth as one of America’s 15 best places to retire. However, as a ham operator, I wanted mountains around. For a few years I even had a house halfway up on Mt. Monadnock, the world’s most climbed mountain, where I put up towers with big ham antenna arrays, which allowed me to talk with hams all around the world…and line-of-sight almost to Virginia. Ham Nirvana!
No Fly Zone
That’s my kitchen in the ten years or so since I made a deal with the flies that if they’d stay out of my kitchen I would no longer swat them. Oh, now and then one blunders in, but all I have to do is open a window and it zips right out. I made a similar deal with the ants. Before that, every spring there was a parade finding their way into my kitchen. Not a one since then.
Well, while most people were watching ball games, TV, or reading novels, I spent my time trying to learn everything I could about anything unusual.
In this case it was J. Allen Boone’s 1954 Kinship of All Life. Amazon lists it at $1.79 used and $8 new. It explains how the famous movie dog, Stongheart, taught him how to communicate with any living thing. So I tried it with my kitchen flies and, sure enough, it worked beautifully!
Since reading The Secret Life of Plants by Tompkins and Bird ($7 used from Amazon), where they explained that research has proven that plants in some way know what we’re thinking, the idea that we could communicate with living things wasn’t that difficult to buy. The more I read, the more I find there is to be learned.
One time, when I mentioned the fly deal on a radio interview, the host was more than skeptical. Ridiculous! But the first caller, when they opened the phones, was a woman claiming she had a fly that would come when she called and land on her thumb…to the amazement of her visiting friends.
Along that line, have you read The Horse Whisperer (Amazon $1.75 used, $5.37 new), or seen the 1998 Robert Redford movie? There’s also The Dog Whisperer (Amazon $2 used, $5 new).
Anyway, all of the flyswatters in my home have long been retired. No, I am not April-fooling you.
That’s the opposite of defects, which new mothers sure want to avoid. Life is tough enough when all your parts are in perfect shape and you have all your marbles. But, why settle for the average when more is within your reach? How about giving your next child the opportunity to be a genius? Sure enough, those pesky butt-in scientists have been researching baby’s prenatal development and discovered things you can do that can make a world of difference to your child’s life.
The food needed to grow a complete operating baby from that tiny fertilized egg all comes from what mommy eats. Little Icky, in there, shares her every bite. Gee, maybe that’s another good reason for mommy to chew every bite totally so her digestive system can get all the good out of it for both her and little Icky.
The process starts with chewing and the saliva getting the food ready for the stomach to process. There, the acid pours in to ready the food so the colon can get the good out of it into the blood stream, which is now shared with the baby. Please, please don’t pour water, or anything, into the stomach to interfere, allowing much of the food to just go on through to the toilet, robbing both mommy and baby of needed nourishment.
I hope you won’t be surprised to learn that the prenatal period of super-fast baby development is a really lousy time to add poisons to the mix. Any poisons you eat, drink, or breathe, shoot down the umbilical cord and raise hob with the baby’s programmed development (particularly the brain…where the marbles are kept).
We’re used to poisoning ourselves, cutting our potential lives about in half and giving us unpleasant, expensive, surprises, such as cancer, heart disease, and so on. Scientists tell us that the major poisons we’ve been ignoring are: cooked food, sugar, grains, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, drugs, mercury (amalgam fillings and in vaccinations), fluoride, and so on.
Alas, researchers tell us mommy’s morning wake-up cup of coffee can be as birth defecting for their babies as crack cocaine. Yet other well-designed studies have shown no influence of caffeine on pregnancy. The effects of caffeine on a fetus are still not clear.
So, is it possible for mommy to live with a healthy diet, at least for nine months for the sake of little Icky? Or are her addictions more powerful than common sense?
There are a lot more things mothers can do to help Icky’s brain develop. Please read The Prenatal Classroom. (Amazon has ‘em for $8 used.) Playing classical music and reading can give Icky a head start (pun intended).
As the word slowly seeps out about the importance to one’s health of eating organic food, grown in re-mineralized soil, it’s going to get more difficult and expensive to find. So how about you and your kids planting a garden come spring?
Let’s see, you’re going to need seeds (preferably heirloom), gardening tools, maybe a greenhouse, a small tool shed, a water source (not fluoridated), and rock dust to get the missing minerals back into the soil that past crops have removed. Most of these are available from gardening catalogs…except the rock dust and pyramid-shaped greenhouses…where opportunity is knocking for the entrepreneurial-minded!
My dad, and both of my grandfathers, like many families in those days, grew good-sized gardens out back of their houses every summer.
L. Ron Hubbard
The author of this Newsweek piece about Hubbard and Scientology sure didn’t do his homework. Tsk. If he’d checked my 11/18/09 entry he’d have learned that Hubbard did not invent Dianetics. No, he lucked into it in a hospital when the real author died.
It was a simple no drug way to quickly cure any mental illness or problems. So Hubbard dressed it up with a sci-fi introduction and baloney about clears. But, when you read the book you’ll see the first part is Hubbard, and then the whole way of writing changes as the way to use Dianetics is explained.
At the Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation in Elizabeth NJ, where I went to build my auditing skills, Hubbard used me for a demonstration one day, and then didn’t know how to get me back out of hypnosis…leaving me wandering around in a daze until Paul, the chap managing the Foundation, got me back to present time. Paul explained about Hubbard finding the manuscript, and why there were no “clears.”
Since it was illegal for Dianetic auditors to help people as therapists without state licenses, Hubbard explained that he’d invent a religion, so we could provide religious counseling legally. And that’s why he invented Scientology.
I’m a Proud American
In the wake of 911, which galvanized our government into a flurry of new restrictions on our liberties, we've seen Old Glory waving from car antennas and proudly displayed in store windows, plus Proud To Be American signs everywhere. And all this fooferah, unfortunately, almost got me to thinking.
How proud am I to be an American?
Well, in WWII I volunteered to fight the war in a submarine, the most dangerous of all the services. I did my bit, as you can read in my book on my submarine experiences. And, having visited 146 countries so far, I can assure you that America is definitely the best place to live.
We have a lot to be proud of.
* I'm proud of my government and its myriad of departments and bureaus, few (if any) of which are devoted to making life easier for me.
* I'm proud of the FDA, which enforces the pharmaceutical industry's ability to make absolutely fantastic profits at our expense.
* I'm proud of our pharmaceutical industry for providing such cushy jobs for ex-FDA officials.
* I'm proud that my government allows me to travel to Canada where I can buy the same drugs at a fraction of American prices.
* I'm proud of our Department of Defense, which has so successfully defended us against attacks by Iraq, Afghanistan, Panama, Haiti, Somalia, Grenada and some group or groups in what was Yugoslavia. And the great job they did to help keep our oil prices down with the Gulf War.
* I'm also proud of them for keeping our military-industrial complex busy filling government warehouses with unneeded supplies, and building now obsolete aircraft carriers and their planes.
* I'm proud of whatever government agencies have been successful in protecting us from worrying about UFOs and ETs.
* I'm proud of HUD's enviable record of aiding businesses to fleece them out of billions.
* I'm especially proud of the Department of Education's record in keeping American children at the very bottom in all international surveys. And our Health Department's record of providing Americans with the most expensive and one of the least effective health care system in the developed world.
* I'm proud of IRS agents being able to successfully claim that they can convict and imprison anyone they choose.
* I'm proud of the federal income withholding tax which takes our money before we ever see it, thus allowing the tax to go from its initial 2% to around 50% today.
* I'm proud of the War on Drugs, which has generated incredible fortunes for drug lords and substantially helped increase American illegal drug use.
* I'm proud of the American food supply, which is so unhealthy that it's lopping off an estimated half of our potential lives.
* I'm proud of our water supply system, laced with fluorides to help keep us docile and kids with low IQs.
* I'm proud of our world supremacy in sports, which keeps most Americans entertained and thus unlikely to cause trouble by educating themselves.*
* I'm proud of our prison system, which we call "correctional," but is anything but. * I'm proud that we have more prisoners per capita than any other country, with we, the public, paying about $30,000 per year per inmate to support their keep.
* I'm proud of whatever government agency is spraying us with chem trails--no doubt for our own good.
* I'm proud of our Social Security system, which has supplied Congress with several trillion dollars to spend on pork projects.
* I'm proud that Congress has avoided emulating the Chilean social security system which would provide our elderly with five to ten times as large social security checks.
* I'm proud of our welfare system which has, at public expense, helped keep millions of proud Americans from having to work for a living.
* I'm proud of our rent controls which have destroyed large sectors of our cities.
* I'm proud of our mandatory vaccinations, which have created a growing throng of autistic children.
* I'm especially proud of our forcing parents to give their children Prozac, Zoloft, valium, Paxil, Ritalin, luvox, effexor, and other drugs, all with histories of causing mania.
* I'm particularly proud of our medical schools, which teach virtually nothing about disease prevention.
* I'm proud of our tobacco company officials who have the guts to swear to a congressional committee that their product is not addictive and causes no illnesses.
* I'm proud of NASA for being able to so successfully pull off the Moon landing hoax forty-three years ago.
* I'm also proud of NASA for being able to get Congress to spend billions on our space station, which has been of no practical value.
* I'm proud of the Department Of Energy for protecting our oil and coal company profits by making sure that cold fusion research would be thwarted at every turn.
* I'm proud of our FBI's long history of being independent and refusing to share information with police departments and other services.
* I'm proud of our SWAT teams.
* I'm proud of the Oklahoma City bomb cover-up of the second, third and fourth bombs that were reported on the local TV stations.
* I'm proud of FDR's ability to force the Japanese to attack us at Pearl Harbor, which was covered up for 60 years.
* I'm also proud of FDR's getting Amelia Earhart to go on a spy mission for the NAVY and the completely abandoning her when she fell into Japanese hands.
* I'm proud that our children are forced to go to school by law and our government's long history of making home-schooling so difficult.
* I'm Proud of American Lawyers.
* I'm proud of our judges, who have taken on the responsibility to decree laws which our legislatures have neglected to enact.
* I'm real proud of our supremes and their continual gutting of the Constitution.
* I'm proud of our having the best Congress money can buy--and the thousands of lobbyists who are so valiantly supporting them.
* I'm so proud of President Obama I could burst.
* I'm proud of our monopoly post office, which provides slow, expensive service and which would be quickly put out of business if it ever lost its government monopoly.
* I'm proud that our country no longer issues its own currency, but has given that power to a small group of banks which are owned by the same people who own our major newspapers and TV networks.
* I'm proud of our major media, whose main purpose is to entertain, not educate.
*I'm proud of our State Department, which continues to function despite endless exposes of its incompetence.
* I'm proud of our farm conglomerates which provide us with mineral-depleted, pesticide-sprayed mostly tasteless food.
* I'm proud of our food giants for being able to supply us with packaged food which has been laced with poisons "to retard spoilage."
* I'm proud of the government support of our sugar industry for contributing so generously to the profits of our so-called health care industry through dental decay, diabetes, cancer, and the many other suger-related illnesses.
* I'm proud of our dentists for continuing to use amalgam fillings, which are half mercury, despite the epidemic of multiple sclerosis this is causing.
* I'm proud of our pasteurized milk industry and its contribution to our general poor health.
* I'm proud of our military's ability to bomb a Sudanese pharmaceutical factory to smithereens in response to bin Laden's bombing of our embassies in other countries.
* I'm proud of our media for being able to totally ignore even the most remarkable of crop patterns laid down in over 100 countries.
• I’m proud of our generous support for farms growing GMO crops.
* I’m proud of our making it so easy for illegal aliens to come here.
* I’m proud of our supporting them with free health care, schooling for their children, and social security payments.
* I’m proud of our American people who have re-elected what appears to be our first non-citizen, Muslim president.
* I’m proud of whatever government group it was that engineered the 911 attack.
* I’m proud that our farmers, instead of remineralizing their land, use chemical fertilizer to get their crops to grow, and then have to spray them with poison to kill the insects attracted by the sick crops.
* I’m proud that Congress, a hundred years ago, abolished duties on imports, which from the beginning of our country until then, had totally paid for the government, and then initiating the income tax in its stead.
* I’m proud of our Congress voting themselves lifetime salaries.
* I’m proud of Congress and their generous earmark payments to their benefactors.
* I’m proud of our voting machine makers having them so easily programmable.
* I’m proud of the many states that require no ID for voters, allowing our beloved dead to keep on voting.
* I’m proud of our supermarket meat which comes from factory farms where the cows are fed GMO corn instead of grass.
Dad’s name was Wayne Sanger Green, so when I came along, not wanting to tag me as Junior, I was named Wayne Sanger Green II. Dad used the name Sanger (W. Sanger Green), and I was Wayne.
Dad was born in Littleton, NH…as was I. So was his mother, who was the daughter of the town doctor, Thaddius E. Sanger…a pioneer homeopathist. Dad’s father, Frederick Elmer Green (F.E.), came to Littleton from Michigan, and opened a pharmacy on Main Street. Later he was elected the town’s Water and Light Commissioner…and he also was elected a state senator.
In going over some of the old genealogy books I found that John Alden and Priscilla Lane’s granddaughter married a Kneeland. Then a Kneeland married a Sanger, making me a descendant of those famous Pilgrims.
In case you haven’t noticed, as you are surrounded with Dish-TV and the internet, we are in the midst of a high tech revolution, and in general this means that’s where the money is. And that’s something both youngsters and their families should consider for their kid’s possible careers.
What I’d like to see is our country’s ham radio clubs get in touch with their local schools and offer to put on a ham radio demonstration for their students. It would be simple to put up an antenna and arrange for contacts with stations around the world to say hello to the students.
I was already interested in electronics when I entered high school, but it was the school ham radio club that got me to get a license and devote so much of my life to the hobby.
When I’ve mentioned my involvement with Dianetics, perhaps I should have used the opportunity to explain how and why it can be used to cure any mental illnesses. Okay, here it is.
All living things have one basic goal: survival. So, when we suffer anything painful our subconscious mind notes everything we’re hearing, seeing, and feeling, so that in the future, should any of these occur, we can automatically avoid being hurt again. Once we’ve burned our fingers we don’t have to think about touching a hot stove again. This basic survival system works, not only on physical pains, but mental pains and emotional shocks. So, as we go through life we build up quite a bunch of sounds and sound patterns (words), sights, and feelings that we are red-flagged by our subconscious to avoid…with the result that we find ourselves doing things for reasons we can’t consciously explain.
The Dianetic approach to deal with the resulting problems is to put the person under a light hypnotic state, have them return to the painful experience in memory, and then relive the experience over and over until it is no longer traumatic. Indeed, pretty soon the person will be laughing about the traumatic event. And pfft will go the present life problems the old pains have been subconsciously causing.
Like with Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder (PTSD), which so many of our returning veterans are suffering, re-living the event will take the pain away, and no more PTSD problems.
Alas, our psychiatrists are not taught about this approach, so they do like all our doctors, and prescribe drugs to treat the symptoms, rather than eliminate the cause. Like cancer, which is caused by our diet, doctors prescribe chemotherapy instead of getting the patient to stop giving themselves cancer with their food.
L. Ron Hubbard’s book, Dianetics, explains a simple way to get people into a light hypnotic state for going back to relive painful experiences. The book is available in pocketbook form (Amazon, $1.18, used).
Oh, a little warning. If you start helping people with this approach, try not to be too surprised if the painful event causing a present-day problem turns out to be during the prenatal months, or even from a past life! Just run it out, and it’ll stop making trouble for the person. Yes, we all have past lives. If you have a belief problem with that it’s because you’ve never bothered to do any homework on the subject.
Well, you can see why, once I tested it and discovered how fantastically it worked, I quit my radio job in Sarasota to go to learn more from Hubbard, and become an expert.
If we don’t quietly already have drones big enough to sink aircraft carriers, with nothing arcane like budgetary restrictions to prevent their development, we will have them. Alas, our government has been less than forthcoming in many areas. Make that many, many areas. Make a list.
Another good reason for the government to stifle interest in cold fusion are the billions, if not trillions, they’re getting from gasoline and oil taxes. With cold fusion there’s nothing they can tax.
My, how life in America would be different if people wised up. Like, they could save about $8,000 a year for every member of their family if they changed their diet to raw, organic, non-grain foods.
Then there’s the income tax, which could easily be replaced by a tax (duty) on imports. That would also help bring our factories back to America and end any unemployment problems.
And, cold fusion power would end our cost for gasoline, oil, and electricity.
So, see if you can figure out how much that adds up to for us.
Okay, what do you think about dowsing? Do you really believe that people can find water underground dependably? Like almost anything else, your answer will probably be determined by how knowledgable or ignorant you are on the subject. It is easy for people to hold strong opinions on things of which they are ignorant.
Some while ago I reviewed Vibrations by Owen Lehto. This is the most practical how-to book I’ve found on dowsing. But Owen doesn’t waste a lot of time trying to convince unbelievers. Christopher Bird, however, does in his monumental The Divining Hand. Once you’ve read this book I guarantee you will no longer be a skeptic. You won’t even be on the fence. Bird goes over the history of divining, which goes back at least a thousand years. Then he covers the scientific research done in the field. And there’s been plenty. He’s done his usual massive amount of research.
For instance, a scientist set up an experiment by driving two iron posts in the ground several feet apart. He fed a small voltage to them to see if dowsers could detect it. He found that 80% of the people he tested could invariably detect a 20 mA current. A few could detect currents of 1 mA, and one chap was unfailingly able to detect 1 µA of current. This chap was also able to direction find any radio station while blindfolded. They gave him the frequency and his dowsing rod would point to it.
There are well drilling companies who use dowsing to find wells and charge nothing if they fail to provide water at the rate of flow rate they guarantee. They’ve never failed.
Experienced dowsers can find water veins, tell you how far down they are and the flow in gallons per minute to expect. They can even do this working with a map. They can reliably find lost objects and people. They can dowse for metals, oil, coal and natural gas. With oil they can tell how far down the top of it is, the size of the deposit, and its depth.
Dowsers can diagnose illnesses and locate the site of the trouble. They’ve found that many, if not most cases of arthritis and cancer involve people sleeping over several veins of water. When their beds are moved to a place where there are no underground water veins they miraculously recover. Underground water veins can also make animals sick, and even trees!
Well, if something coming from the water is making people sick, then it should be possible to detect it scientifically, right? And they can, using a gamma ray detector! In some way the moving water projcts a narrow beam upward which, over time, can generate many different illnesses. But you don’t need a gamma ray detector when a simple pendulum will do the job.
An experienced radiesthesia-ist (medical dowser) can use a pendulum to find the cause of an illness and to find the best medicine to cure it. They can even do this from afar! And it works on animals as well as people.
By shielding a dowser’s body they’ve been able to locate the areas of the body which do the detecting, with one being located in the head by the pineal gland and the other by the adrenal glands.
If you’d like to become an expert on the subject get Chris’ book. It’s $16 from Amazon and is available from several sources. It’s a big, glossy, well illustrated book.
It’s easy to learn to dowse, and almost anyone can do it. But it takes experience to get to be good at it and to learn the right questions to ask. You can do it with bent rods, a pendulum, a piece of plastic (a la the heironymous machine), or even just with your hands.
I suppose I should have put this essay into an April item as a way to deal with readers so grounded in science that they get upset when something unexplainable is claimed to work. Well, I’ll put my science background up against just about anyone, but it hasn’t stopped me from learning all I can about new (or old) things.
If you still think Arabs had anything to do with 911, wise up with these two videos:
911 NEW EVIDENCE-PART 1 — 60 MIN:
911 NEW EVIDENCE-PART 2 — 56 MIN:
The article in the February ToDo on Littleton was a surprise. Well, it’s my home town, so when you visit there you can see my dad’s old family home at 189 Main Street. And, at the end of Main Street is the town office building, where my grandfather’s office on the second floor looked down the street. He was the Water and Light Commissioner, and a state senator.
Take a good look at the large post office on Main Street. Well, after the 1929 depression the government got the Works Progress Administration (WPA) going, and one of their projects was a Littleton post office. But, when they finished they discovered they’d made a mistake and used the plans for the new Manchester post office. Oops!
The Jax theater is named after Jack Eames, a good friend of my grandfather. He also owned theaters in nearby Bethlehem and Whitefield. And, since I spent most of my childhood summers my mother’s folks Bethlehem summer cottage, Jack gave me a free pass for the Colonial theater there. I used to walk my bicycle most of the three miles up to town and then coast back after the movie. Well, Bethlehem is up on the side of Mt. Aggasiz.
In those days, due to its altitude, the town was a wonderful summer resort for people, like my grandmother, with asthma. It boasted thirty hotels and a hundred rooming houses, and the clientele was almost 100% Jewish. They streamed up by train from Boston and New York to Littleton, where the hotel buses picked them up.
Oddly, a couple miles down the highway was the Maplewood hotel, which was “restricted.” In those days that meant they would not take any Jews.
Google says Bethlehem has no hotels now.
Okay, back to Littleton. Jack Eames not only owned the theater, but also the sweet shop next to it, and the Thayer’s Hotel, on Main Street. Jack used to stop by to visit my grandfather, and he was almost always pretty drunk. His wife, Blanche, lacking any children of her own, when I was young used to send her chauffer, Walter, up to Bethlehem to pick me up and take us out to nearby Patridge Lake, where Jack had a camp and a two-story houseboat out in the middle of the lake. I loved diving off the roof.
Jack was also a state senator, and a major force in getting the legislature to okay building the first aerial Tramway in North America. The nay-sayers said it would be big money-loser. Well, it opened in 1939, and paid for itself the first year. I rode it that year and still have pictures I took. More recently I’ve also used it as a ski lift for the Cannon Mountain ski trails.
One more Littleton item. In the full page aerial view of the town, down at the bottom is the cemetery. If you visit it, you’ll find my gravestone in the Sanger plot, overlooking a McDonald’s. Thaddeus Sanger was my great grandfather, the town doctor, and a pioneer homoeopathist.
Check the four-minute Hubble Telescope video:
They pointed the Hubble at seeming empty spots in space and took look exposures. It turned out there were millions more galaxies in every direction. The video estimates 100 billion galaxies.
Where they go off track is in believing the universe is expanding because the light from the galaxies is red-shifted as they are further away. Piffle. It’s just that the light is slowed down by stuff in space. The idea that the whole universe is receding from us in every direction is ridiculous. What an ego! Sorry, no Big Bang. But the universe is suddenly a whole lot bigger than before imagined. Gee, maybe there’s no end to it.
As we delve more into exploring consciousness maybe we’ll someday find a way to communicate with life in our galaxy, or even some of the others.
When I was a kid the 18th Amendment had made alcohol illegal…for our own good, of course. So saloons and bars were replaced by thousands of speakeasies, plus giving us the mafia, where many members of the crime families were making over a million dollars a year, which some invested by building huge gambling hotel-casinos in Las Vegas.
My dad had an old speakeasy bar in the cellar, where he entertained his friends…like Amelia Earhart, who kept her Lockheed at dad’s Central airport, and his old WWI Army Air Force buddies.
Prohibition, as it was called, provided employment for hundreds of thousands of government agents, plus who knows how many extra state, county, and town police. It also kept our courts and lawyers busy, and we had to build more prisons.
The 21st Amendment ended this foolish nanny-ism which, not having learned from the alcohol disaster, Congress soon replaced by making drugs illegal. So today we have drug cartels, the highest percentage of our people in prison of any country, and drugs are cheaper and more easily available than ever.
Now the ignorant and stupid, having learned nothing from nanny-isms failures, are pushing for gun control. Never mind that, like socialism, gun control has been a disaster in every country that’s tried it. Like in Australia recently, where they confiscated the public’s guns, only to see the crime rate explode.
The Swiss government makes sure that every family has guns, which may have something to do with their country never being invaded, like so much of the rest of Europe. Plus they have the lowest crime rate of any country.
Since crooks have no problem getting guns, that leaves the rest of us sitting ducks. They can drive up in a van, barge into any home, and help themselves to anything they want. And, you may be sure they will.
With copies of the first edition of Wayne Green’s Secret Guide to Health running out, when I sat down and read it, making notes of any needed changes or additions for the second edition, I was surprised at how few changes are needed.
The only important one was my no longer searing my liver a little before eating it. Now I put the raw liver, which I get from a nearby farm where the cows are pastured and not fed grains or antibiotics, into my Cuisinart food chopper and mince it to a thick goo. I add a little sea salt and cracked pepper, and it’s absolutely delicious. I love it.
Yeah, I know, you’ve never tasted raw liver, but you know you wouldn’t like it. Well, I like it better than any other raw meat, and I eat some two or three times a day. I eat it with a side dish of a chopped green, such as collard, spinach, or kale, mixed with my super-delicious coleslaw sauce. I also have some grape tomatoes cut in half in more coleslaw sauce.
I was surprised at how few changes the second edition will need, considering that the first edition is ten years old. Well, I do my homework.
Perhaps you’ve noticed that in virtually every school shooting the shooter was on one of the drugs psychiatrists prescribe for attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD)…like Zoloft, Paxil, Ritalin, etc…all with histories of causing mania.
Psychiatrists, like our allopathic doctors, are taught to prescribe pills to counter unwanted symptoms like ADHD. Like most doctors, they are not taught to find out what’s causing problems, just what pills to prescribe to stop them. With ADHD it’s very probably the child’s diet being loaded with sugar. You can read about that in my 1/13/09 entry.
I lucked into Dianetics, where I learned how to easily cure any mental problems using hypnosis. And this is covered for you in my 3/30/07 entry, so I won’t go over all that again.
Basically, our medical system is a huge scam. The fact is that, as I explain in detail in my Secret Guide to Health, some doctors have found no incurable illnesses, just by getting their patients to change to raw food diets.
Likewise psychiatry is also a scam, in that any mental illness can be solved without drugs. Golly, the ways our ignorance is being taken advantage of. If people would turn off the TV and spend some time with the books I’ve reviewed in my Wisdom Guide, they might be able to save a lot of money and misery. Oh, and death, like with cancer, which is easily cured with no drugs or other treatments.
But then, the list of big scams is discouraging. We’re sure prize patsies.
So, what’s the big deal? If two guys or two gals want to live happily together, why not let them get married? The only loss to society will be a miniscule slowing of the world’s population growth.
Why are some people homosexual? We haven’t a clue. Under analysis we find that the feelings toward their own sex start very early. I’m not aware of anyone researching previous incarnations to see if homosexuality is a one-lifetime event. So, when it happens let’s let those afflicted make the best of their situation.
Back to School
With America’s high school graduates coming in at the bottom on international tests, eventually, despite union political pressures on Congre$$, our school system will just have to be improved so we can be competitive with China and India, who are now graduating twenty times as many engineers and scientists as we. Worse, ours is by far the most expensive per student in the developed world.
Our schools will eventually be running fifty weeks of the year, with attendance optional, so families will be able to vacation when they want. There will be no homework assignments, tests or grades, nor even any curriculums. The kids won’t be separated by age…like it used to be with our one-room schools before Congress stepped in with their Education Department for our government bureaucrats to run. Never since have we had such a high literacy level…and at such a low cost.
Between book-sized iPads and millions of books and videos inexpensively available via the internet, kids will be able to learn about anything that interests them…and kids just naturally love to learn, when given the opportunity. Plus, with mobile workshops that can be moved from school to school, kids will be able to develop a variety of skills that no one school could offer. Or the trailers will be able to be moved from town to town, if we get rid of schools.
Kids interested in science will have mobile visiting electronic labs, chem labs, astronomy labs, and so on. There’ll be wood and metal working shops for kids to build those skills. Maybe even mobile ham radio stations to help get kids excited about electronics. Imagine the way teens might respond to being able to make friends anywhere in the world! I’ve talked with hams in over 350 countries, and gone on to visit them in well over a hundred…like Swaziland, Lesotho, Iran, Afghanistan, Burma, Brunei, and Nepal.
There’ll also be video, audio, and publications production shops.
Alas, our government-run schools, like every other business our bureaucrats have run, is a huge loser. They’re ridiculously expensive and the products shoddy.
Our colleges could be run tuition-free, at no cost to the government. I almost got Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, when I was a member of the RPI Council, to adopt this system. But, since my approach would allow the school to handle twice as many students, the professors revolted at the prospect of having to work ten hours a week instead of the five they were used to.
The system is simple. Half the students would work at a nearby business park mornings, building their business and practical skills (and résumés), then the other half afternoons. Their pay would cover their school tuition. Everyone wins. How’s that as an answer to our ever-rising college tuitions?
If our state legislature would move ahead with making New Hampshire sovereign, as more and more states are doing, we might be able to set up our own vastly superior and far less expensive educational system. Do nothing, and we’ll continue to turn out the poorest educated kids in the developed world at the highest cost. I’d rather New Hampshire showed the other states (and Congress) what can be done.
What can you do to help? Well, get after your state legislator to do the homework., and learn why our public system is so bad, and learn about some schools that are examples of what can be done, once you get the government out of running them.
Second, find out who’s on your local school board and get them to do their homework. Bet you didn’t know that our system was purposely designed by Congress to keep kids from learning to think. Well, with the industrial revolution starting, they needed to get kids off the farms and into the factories, where they would do the work and not ask questions. That’s not what we need today.
My blogs are the current equivalent of my magazine editorials…which I’ve been writing for over 60 years.
It all got started when I was working as the chief cameraman at WPIX, channel 11, in New York. They let me set up a two-and a half meter ham station on the top floor of their skyscraper on East 42nd Street in Manhattan…right near the WPIX transmitter. Wow, what a great location for line-of-sight communications.
But, what was that strange new sound up at the top of the ham band? It turned out to be Johnny Williams W2BFD, out in Flushing, using an old Model 12 Teletype machine, with which he was swapping teletype messages with a few nearby hams, who also had machines, and built the equipment to send the signals by radio. John had a contract with Teletype Corporation to buy their old Model 12 (1930s models) for us hams.
That looked like great fun, so I got one, built the converter, and was doing a lot like today’s email with a half dozen local hams.
This was so much fun I pushed John to start a newsletter, but he was too busy with his radio and TV repair shop.
A few months later I graduated from a cameraman to a TV director in Cleveland. They had a mimeograph machine that wasn’t doing anything evenings, so I stated my Amateur Radio Frontiers newsletter to help get more hams excited about ham radio teletype (RTTY).
The editor of Astounding Science Fiction, John Campbell (W2ZGU) had made a whole new art out of editorials in his magazine, writing about anything going on scientifically that he found interesting. It was the first thing the subscribers read. So that was my approach, right from my first newsletter…and it’s still the same with my editorials in New Hampshire ToDo, and my blogs.
My newsletter grew to a 32-page mini-magazine, with over 2000 ham subscribers, plus it got me a monthly RTTY column in CQ, one of the two ham magazines. A couple years later I helped the editor get a better job, and found myself the editor of CQ, where I continued my editorials. And what could possibly be more fun than editing a ham magazine? CQ had been losing money and faced going out of business, so I got busy and had it in the black in six months.
When the publisher bought a yacht he got behind on my pay. When it got where he owed me a year’s pay, he fired me. So I got all the money together I could, and had just enough to publish the first issue of my own ham magazine, 73, Amateur Radio Today. With it I pushed one new ham technology after another, not giving up for 43 years, when I ran out of anything new to promote. So, I folded the magazine.
Ask any old time ham and they’ll tell you the first thing they read each month was my editorials…which were about anything I found of interest and wanted to share. My whole life has been built around sharing, not making money. I’ve never had much interest in money.
Today I’m still sharing with as many as I can mainly via my blog editorials.
With the most expensive and worst performing public school system in the developed world, I’ve been researching what the experts recommend we do about it. Like, School’s Out, by Lewis J. Perelman. The sub-title is, “Hyperlearning, the New Technology, and the End of Education.” My copy of this 1992 book is heavily hi-lited. Following are just a few quotes from the book, which I see is only $6 on Amazon.
A technolological revolution is sweeping through the U.S. and world economies that is totally transforming the social role of learning and teaching. The learning revolution has already made the “classroom teacher” as obsolete as the blacksmith shop.
The recent information age has been only a transitional period, a prelude to the new historical epoch that should be more accurately labeled the “knowledge age.” The nations that stop trying to “reform” their education and training institutions and choose instead to totally replace them with a brand new, high-tech learning system will be the economic powerhouses through the twenty-first century.
We have the technology today to enable anyone who is not severely handicapped, to learn anything, at a “grade A” level, anytime, anywhere.
Indeed, with the web we have books by experts on any subject, and courses on anything available from hundreds of colleges. We’ve no more need for teachers or school administrators. No bus trips to and from school. And the best part is that kids, when allowed to, love to learn about anything that interests them. Teachers and classrooms are out of date.
Inca-schminca, it may turn out that the Mayans had the end of the world as we know it wrong by a month, since it seems to have happened in November, not December, as millions of Muslims, blacks, Hispanics, welfarers, foodstampers, super-stupids, and party-blinded dumbocrats, along with more than a little help from Soros’s voting machine company, re-elected Obama.
The Next War
If there is one, with so many countries now having nukes, another WWII-style war won’t happen. Yet, we’re still spending hundreds of billions building and maintaining a large fleet of aircraft carriers, even though they’re as obsolete as battleships were in WWII. One good-sized ballistic missile from a drone and pfft goes a carrier.
Alas, our Navy is run by old admirals, who are not known for creative thinking. Heck, just go back to the trial of Billy Mitchell in 1925 (they made a movie out of it with Gary Cooper) when Mitchell claimed that an airplane could sink a battleship. Roosevelt, as the ex-Secretary of the Navy, knew this when he cleared all the aircraft carriers out of Pearl Harbor shortly before the Japanese attack, just leaving a couple old battleships.
Now, with cold fusion energy about to replace oil, maybe we can start pulling out of the Middle-East and let them fend for themselves. Our Iraq and Afghanistan invasions were mostly about oil with, I suspect, with that 9/11 stunt as a flimsy excuse.
Let’s see, what else would we get into a war about? Well there are the Arabs hating the Jews, and just itching to nuke Tel-Aviv. That could drag us in, since our media are mostly Jewish-controlled…and there’s the Federal Reserve, which is also Jewish owned. I get the feeling that Jews just about own America. No, I’m not racist…just a pragmatist.
Considering what the Jews did to the Arabs when they formed Israel after WWII, taking their homes and land, and pushing them into refugee camps in neighboring countries, the Arabs have a good reason to be angry.
With cold fusion energy we’ll have to build new submarines…though I’m not sure to sink what. And, with the new power storage units, we’ll build electric-powered drones. Gone will be the huge carriers, all their escorts, and those now obsolete planes they host.
No, wars as we knew them seem on their way out. Ahead we may see financial wars. Like, suppose China gets fed up with our borrowing trillions and starts taxing their exported products? There’s no country we could borrow the money from to rebuild those thousands of factories we moved to China. Or NAFTA’d to Mexico and Central America.
With wars growing unlikely, might this mean we’ll start bringing our troops home from Europe, etc? Har-de-har. Well, all of the wars we’ve been in since WWII we started, and always with flimsy excuses, and none of which did we really win.
That Source Field I’ve been reading about seems to have been at work, with apparent serendipity striking, and striking hard. It had to do with a sudden urge I had to get a pumpkin pie.
Well, it was the Thanksgiving season, with pumpkins everywhere. Yet, it had been years since I’ve tasted pumpkin pie, so why the sudden urge? It sure isn’t on my raw food diet.
The next day I drove Sherry down to Burlington MA for a dentist appointment and, while waiting for her, I drove around the corner to a Building 19. As I walked in the door I was faced with a stack of Table Talk pumpkin pies, and only 85¢ each! I bought three. In retrospect, I wish I’d bought a dozen. Wow, they are good!
They’re small, 7” pies. Well, if you don’t count the thick crust, they’re 6” in diameter, so a quarter pie slice looks like an average serving. Well, leave it to me to figure out how to cut the pie into sixteenths, and then each of those slices into sixteen delicious tiny bites for me to chew until they are liquid. Each sumptious bite is about an eighth inch square and the depth of the pie filling…with some of the crust sticking to it.
Alternating the little pie bites with a dab of whipped cream (or some toxic Cruel Whip) is a recipe for taste nirvana. At one pie slice a day, I’ve got enough to last almost two months.
At the local supermarket the pies are $5, which is still a bargain for sixteen desserts.
We suckers are being kept entertained by TV, ball games, movies, novels, and the media, for the most part unaware of the mega-scams…no, giga-scams…going on behind the scenes, and taking us for trillions of dollars.
Of the ten that come to mind, at least seven are going to require congressional action to end. That leaves three, one being cold fusion, which will virtually eliminate our costs for energy. No more oil, gasoline, or electric companies. Yes, it’s real, it’s just been buried for some multi-trillion dollar reasons.
The second is both the biggest, and the easiest for us individually to stop being scammed here in America for an average of about $8,000 a year per man, woman and child. Yes, it’s our deceptively named health-care. As people wise up and change their diets we’ll see the end of Big Pharma and most of today’s food industry. We might even see an end to the cigarette, alcohol, coffee, and sugar industries, as kids wise up to stop building stupid lifetime drug habits.
The third is our public school system, which is turning out kids who are coming in at the bottom on international tests. The worst part is that it turns out the school system was designed that way on purpose to make it easy for us to be scammed.
Remind me to explain how the income tax is another total scam, taking around half our paychecks. Oh, and a key factor in so many thousands of factories moving to lower wage countries.
The Longest War
Let’s see, why was it we invaded Iraq and Afghanistan, oh so long ago? Something about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq that we had to stop, as I recall. But, gee, a few billion dollars later, thousands of civilian casualties, a bunch of our own, and it turned out that there actually hadn’t been any. Oops! Well, at least we killed the head guy, Saddam Hussein.
Funny how that purely Arabic name Hussein, keeps popping up. Like King Hussein of Jordan, who was a personal friend of mine, and Barry (a.k.a. Barak) Hussein something, our one-third Arab, half white, and a piddling one-sixth black, president. Yeah, he’s twice as much Arab as black.
But that doesn’t explain Afghanistan, or why we haven’t really won a war since WWII.
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The Coast show had Chris Langan as a guest, making a huge deal out of his super IQ, which has been measured to be somewhere between 190 and 210, and billing him as the smartest man in America…possibly the world.
I’d never given my IQ much thought. When the RPI Psychology Department gave me an IQ test, they said my IQ was somewhere over 200, beyond where they could measure. So, big deal.
When I read about Mensa, the high IQ society, being formed in England I applied for membership and became American member #15. Then, in 1960, Peter Sturgeon and I started American Mensa, and I was the first secretary.
After reading the hype over Langan’s IQ, which is no higher than mine, could mine also be one of the highest in the world? Well, I’ve certainly done a lot more with mine…being credited with starting the cell phone and personal computer industries.
Gee, if the word gets around, people might pay more attention to the things I’ve researched and written about…like health and cold fusion, the two biggest world-changing breakthroughs on the horizon.
Alas, Mensa, which I envisioned forming brainy groups to help businesses and government agencies solve problems, turned into just another partying organization. I gave up and dropped out.
While we’ve been being entertained by TV, ball games, movies, radio, the media, and so on, we’ve been secretly being giga-scammed. Fortunately, with the web we have a low cost way to communicate that’s not yet controlled by the government or big business.
My hope is that by getting the word out on these scams we’ll be able to get people to recognize what’s been going on and recruit others to help us end the scams. I’ve done the research, I have some practical answers, and I’m anxious to share them. And even more anxious for you to look into them and then share them with as many people as you can.
Okay, the scams. Number one, by a wide margin, is so-called healthcare. That beaut is costing us almost $9,000 a year for every man, woman and child. You see, some doctors have discovered how to cure any illness with no drugs, and at no extra cost. With us being 37th in health and 39th in longevity, it’s time to let the secret to health out of the bag.
Number two is the burial of cold fusion by our Department of Energy in order to protect the oil industry. Here we have non-polluting energy at around a hundredth the cost of oil that will put the Arabs back in their tents and get rid of our national power grid.
Number three is our government-run public school system, which is graduating kids barely able to read and who are coming in last in international surveys.
Those emails from firstname.lastname@example.org saying I'm in the Philippines and need money are a fraud. I'm in New Hampshire and not in desperate need.