US Army turning Science Fiction into Science Fact

The US Army is working on project’s that at one time would have been deemed the realm of Science Fiction.  Gizmodo reports that top Army Scientists are working on
  • Regenerating body parts on “nano-scaffolding”.  Growing back body parts, both internal organs and limbs, using molecular-sized particles that act as nano-scaffolding for the human cells to grow, dissolving after the organ has regenerated.
  • Telepathy through electronic impulses in the scalp.  Devices that will translate one soldier’s thoughts into electrical signals that can be beamed to other soldiers, to help in stealth operations.
  • Self-aware virtual photo-realistic soldiers that can be deployed in the battlefield through “quantum ghost imaging”
  • A project to erase memories

Anyone familiar with the military will agree that if these are the Projects that the Army are telling us about, then the Top Secret Projects must be even more amazing.  The really big question is: will these technologies benefit all humans, or will an elite use these God like tools to enslave humanity and empower itself?  It seems an obvious answer from the state of affairs today.  Already the elite 1% of this planet use existing tech to boss and coral the other 99%, why should we expect anything less of them as The Singularity draws nearer?
What would it mean to have humans that can regrow body parts?  What would it mean if you could beam your thoughts to another person?  This would surely herald in a new human, no longer Homo Sapien, but Cyber Sapien .  These humans would be vastly more powerful then then the outdated model (us).  And these kinds of technological leaps are only going to start getting bigger and more often.
So it is critical that we ask the right questions now, and not let the cultural and societal/political paradigm shifting capabilities of High Tech catch us unawares.  Some poignant questions are:

  • Can we ensure that tools like the ones above will be used to heal the sick worldwide, no matter the cost?
  • Can we ensure that everyone on Earth has clean air, water, and free power?
  • Can we create “Green” Technology and Energy?  Meaning the production and waste disposal are 100% sustainable?
  • Can we create “Green” Technology and Energy Infrastructures that fuel an economic explosion?
  • Can the ease of information and knowledge availability melt away age old divisions like racism & sexism?
  • Will the world of our grandchildren resemble the world of our grandparents?
Now is the time to begin ensuring that the trajectory of our launch is on the proper coordinates.  If out of the diversity of our time, Oneness is to Emerge, then the people who are alive now must forget their petty differences and come together to Heal and Honor this Planet and this Time.  The Torch is passing from one generation to the next, and it is our duty to stoke and guard it’s Ancient Flame.
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The 507 Effect – Obamanation

It’s official, Obama is the new President Elect and we are witnessing a historic event.  This is the kind of man that will one day be put onto our money.  There are a lot of lofty words to be thrown around on this occasion, and I will leave that to the pundits.  But even with my innate distrust of our politicians, I am still struck by the depth of this moment.  Can you feel it?  The torch has passed to a new generation.  Of course, he must now tread through the Bush minefield, but that will come later, for now let me appreciate this changing of the guard.  I know that getting out of Iraq is going to be a bitch that is gonna take years, I know that the economy has tanked, I know that the earth’s ecology is changing.  I even know that the ability of one man to change it, especially one man who is beholden to corporate interests, is very minimal.  But I also know that America has taken a great fall in our standing of the world.  As a nation we were caricturized by Bush, ignorant, mean, greedy.  Now, we truly have a fresh slate and the world may see us as a nation changing for the better, growing up and becoming mature.  Rascism is by no means over, but this is a milestone in terms of who has his or her finger on “the button”.  This is an Obamanation.

The 507 Effect -10/28/08- McCain or Obama?

Only 7 days left until the election and everyone is gearing up for the big push.  Everyone except for me of course.  Call me cynical but I have decided not to vote this election.  In fact, I haven’t voted since the 2004 Presidential Election.  I voted for Kerry of course.  The war in Iraq had just begun to flounder and I honestly believed that we could elect George Bush out of the White House.  I tried my hardest to forget the 2000 Presidential Election Fiasco that ended in the most important election in the land being stolen by Bush’s Cronies.  I genuinely believed that we could agree as a nation that George Bush was an ill prepared imbecile and that his policies were paradigm shifting in a really bad way, and that we could cast votes as a mature democracy and show the rest of the world what we do to imbecile leaders in America.  But lo and behold I was wrong.  And George Bush (Skull) beat John Kerry (Bones).
John Kerry promptly disappeared into post election obscurity.  Can anyone out there that isn’t on Kerry’s staff tell me 1 single Bush defying thing he has done since 2004.  Nothing worth mentioning.  Meanwhile Bush & the Boys have invaded 2 countries, shredded the constitution, scaled down civil rights, bankrupt the economy, screwed the earths ecology, ruined our standing in the world community, and endangered future generations.  This is beyond argument or disagreement.  This is truly unethical and unacceptable.  But we let them get away with it.  We let it slide.
And now we find ourselves on the brink of a truly historic election.  In one corner, the first “black” man in history is nominated by his party for President.  He is fresh, worldly.  He is non baby boomer.  He represents “change”.  In the other corner, the oldest man to ever run for the office.  “White” to the core of course.  Beholden to big interest, owned by lobbyist, and downright creepy.  So of course the young people are gonna vote for Obama.  I mean let’s face it, Bush has fucked up the country!  Up, down, left, right, we have even been fucked sideways.  He even fucked our grandchildren, and they aren’t even born yet!  No one that is my age and is half aware wants America to continue down the current path she is on.  The end of overtime, slipping standards of living, constant “security” state, lowered standing worldwide, failing dollar, dishonest politicians, widening gap between rich and poor, crashing ecosystems, things are looking rough.  And having Socialism (the recent nationalization of wall st.) & Fascism (Corporate owned government) creep into our political system in an atmosphere of “Fear & Terror” and you have the ingredients for a police state.  We can already see clearly how 9-11 has lead to a decrease in civil rights that have in no way made the world safer from terrorism.
So this election really is historic.  Both candidates are running on platforms of “Change”.  If I may gentleman, the Multi-verse in in a constant state of flux, and change is always constant.  But that being said, what kind of change do these men mean.  John McCain’s “Change” can best be described as non change.  Things will still change of course because that is the way of Creation, but they will continue down the path of the Bush Administration.  There will be scandals and cronies.  Nothing new.  Our country will go to the shitter the same way Russia did after the end of the Cold War.  Our security infrastructure will crumble appropriately, there will be a small scale nuclear accident or attack, and we will go into a long. bleak, police state future.  But what will happen if Obama is elected?  Well, our current economic woes can tell us the answer to that.  It was the final turd of the Bush White House, the collapse of the US Economy.  If Obama is elected, then the “Change” that he ran on will be thwarted.  There will be such a recession that any good he might genuinely hope to accomplish will be promptly killed.
And the most deafening silence in the room is the lack of discussion on technology.  We mention the economy and jobs, but no high tech, as if the future of these things did not depend upon us leading the world in tech.  We mention global warming but no high tech, as if in the next 30 – 50 years there would be no new options for dealing with carbon problems.  We mention the military but no high tech, as if our preeminence in the world wasn’t directly tied to our Superior “Smart” weapons.  And most of all we don’t hear any talk about a singularity.  The Singularity is the point in the next 50 years or so at which the exponential growth of information based technology will surpass our ability to deal with it.  Most people in the general public don’t know or understand “The Singularity”.  And most of those who do understand dismiss it as fantasy.  But like it or not technology is going to change our world in fundamental ways in the next 50 years.  And the leaders who are in control now will have a great hand in deciding the direction of this explosion.  That is one of the reasons that the Bush Years have been so bad.  because they amplify exponentially into the future, causing great harm.  But who will be in control of a post singularity world?  Will it be McCain’s backers?  Will it be Obama’s backers?
So “how, with all this at stake, could I choose to not vote?” you might ask.  Because I have learned that the system is rigged.  It was set up generations ago by families with wealth beyond our imagination.  They stole everything from the rest of us and enslaved us, setting up a system of greed and war instead of love and abundance and the Kingship of this planet which was our birthright.  And neither Obama nor McCain has any interest in truly freeing the prisoners, neither one of those men really care about the sick and homeless.  The senseless war on drugs will continue, and so will the evil war on terror.  Both men sit snugly next to each other in some-one’s hand, cards to be played at the appropriate moment.  Both men dangle in unison from Marionette’s strings, dancing to the bidding of their Puppeteer.

I NEED A MIRACLE! PHISH IS TOURING!

Like all good rock bands that have played their “Final Show”, Phish, my favorite band of all time, has announced a Mini-Tour.  March 6,7,8 2009 in Hampton, Virginia.  Something tells me this may not be their final show either.  With my recent legal troubles (bummer) and preparing for the Coming of The Lord (My Son, Blessing) this show might be something that is beyond my horizon.  March 5th is my sisters 30th birthday.  She introduced me to Phish when I was 14 and took me to my first show when I was 16.  I tripped my brains out and can honestly say that my life has been on a different course since that concert.  My sister is also expecting a baby boy (Harper Croix Ragains ) so this concert might be beyond her horizons also.  But JAH JAH willing I will be dancing beside her at these concerts.

WAMMFEST 2008!

Join us for the best Grass Roots political party in town!  Music – Politik – Poetry – Games – and fun for the family!  Everyone is Welcome!
Noon to 5pm
Saturday September 27th 2008
San Lorenzo Park
Duck Island
Santa Cruz, CA
Suggested donation: $4.20

Valerie Leveroni Corral
Mike Corral
The Sensory Tinge
The Rubber Souls
Michael O.
Robert Holdrige
The Mojo Navigators

for more info: WAMM.org

Council OKs smoking pot in WAMM tent – From The Santa Cruz Sentinel

SANTA CRUZ – Medical marijuana patients will once again be allowed to smoke dope in San Lorenzo Park this Saturday, after city leaders temporarily lifted a smoking ban to allow for a festival celebrating the medicinal herb.

The decision came after testimony from more than 20 patients who reasoned and pleaded with the Santa Cruz City Council to allow them to inhale their medication while partaking in Wo/Men’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana’s annual WAMMfest. Some accused council members of growing old and more conservative, while others said Santa Cruz was losing both its compassion and its weirdness.

“Do not Carmel-ize Santa Cruz,” said Valerie Corral, co-founder of WAMM.

The catch, however, is that the ban was not lifted for the entire park. Instead, those with a medical marijuana identification card only will be allowed to smoke inside a tent designated for that purpose.

“I think it’s good. I think it’s a good compromise,” said WAMM co-founder Mike Corral.

The arrangement is not much different from previous years, where a tent was provided for medical marijuana patients but recreational tokers still smoked up on the lawn.

However, Sean Wharton, a WAMM patient who will double as a security guard at the festival, said he will speak with anyone this year who lights up on the grass.

“I would really like this to happen in the way it has in the past, and I will look for people smoking outside the smoking tent,” Wharton said.

Council members approved the proposal on a 5-1 vote, with Councilwoman Lynn Robinson voting against the measure and Mayor Ryan Coonerty absent.

Robinson said she does not like making exceptions to rules that the city requires everyone else to follow.

“The onus is on the organizers to work within our parameters and not ask our staff to look the other way,” Robinson said.

The issue arose two weeks ago after WAMM requested an exception to the city’s ban on smoking in San Lorenzo Park so its 200 patients could attend WAMMfest and breathe in their drug of choice.

With Councilman Tony Madrigal sick, the City Council split the vote 3-3. All council members voiced their support for medical marijuana, but not all were crazy about granting an exception to city rules for a festival celebrating drugs that are illegal without a prescription, fearing it could draw recreational tokers.

The tie vote pushed the issue onto Tuesday’s agenda, but with Coonerty scheduled to be away, many assumed the vote would split again and no smoking would be allowed. Ed Porter, Cynthia Mathews and Robinson all had voted against lifting the ban.

Porter ended up proposing the compromise that lifted the smoking ban only in the patient tent.

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Thanks to Genevieve Bookwalter & The Santa Cruz Sentinel for this article which I have printed at length.

How The U.S. Government Engineered The Current Economic Crisis – from TechCrunch

These people (the U.S. government) need to be stopped. Every time we get ourselves into an economic mess, there’s usually some milestone idiocy we can point back to as the government action that made the meltdown inevitable.

Take the current housing crisis that has now spread to the financial markets in general. The cause was too-easy credit that fueled a massive increase in housing prices as people bought houses they couldn’t afford with mortgages they weren’t able to pay off.

In 1999 there was roughly $5 trillion in total U.S. mortgage debt. That number ballooned to $12 trillion by 2007, and we know what happened from there (data is from the U.S. Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight). To put this into perspective, total U.S. GDP is about $11 trillion annually, and U.S. government debt is around $9 trillion. If the housing market really falls apart (meaning more than conservative estimates of a 20% drop), there’s no way the government can simply cover these losses.

Why did it happen? Let’s go back to 1999, when Fannie Mae, the nation’s biggest underwriter of home mortgages, was under pressure by the Clinton administration to find a way to get more loans to “borrowers whose incomes, credit ratings and savings are not good enough to qualify for conventional loans.” A pilot program was launched, which soon became general policy. Money flowed to people who couldn’t afford to pay it back.

These new policies came on top of previous changes in the 90’s that let consumers get zero-down payment loans.

In a 1999 article that now looks absolutely insane, the New York Times reported on the easing of credit terms. Fannie Mae Chairman Franklin Raines, who’s quoted in the article, was all sunshine and roses as he threw away the financial future of millions of Americans. But at least one person. Peter Wallison, had a good idea of how this would all play out:

In moving, even tentatively, into this new area of lending, Fannie Mae is taking on significantly more risk, which may not pose any difficulties during flush economic times. But the government-subsidized corporation may run into trouble in an economic downturn, prompting a government rescue similar to that of the savings and loan industry in the 1980’s.

”From the perspective of many people, including me, this is another thrift industry growing up around us,” said Peter Wallison a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. ”If they fail, the government will have to step up and bail them out the way it stepped up and bailed out the thrift industry.”

Too bad nobody listened to that guy.

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Big Thanks to Michael Arrington of TechCrunch for this article which I have quoted at length.

Margie Perez speaks at the Democratic National Convention!

Our wonderful friend from New Orleans and the female vocalist from The Omega Project’s most recent recording “Drink Deep”, Margie Perez spoke at the Democratic National Convention last week in Denver. Margie is an amazing musician who obviously has a lot to say and isn’t afraid to speak the truth. I say Margie Perez for President 2012!

Check out Margies MySpace page and connect with her personally!

Also, Margie’s speech is 2min 41 secs long, which is about %25 of the time that the Republicans gave to Bush!

MARGIE PEREZ FOR PRESIDENT 2012!

Allowing 18 year olds to drink…

Lately there has been a resurgence of the debate about letting 18 year olds buy and drink alcohol. This is a funny question to me because the answer is so obvious. But for those of you who haven’t thought about it, and for those of you who know the truth but have to lie because your soul is owned by Alcohol companies, let me clear it up for you.
Yes, we should allow 18 year olds to buy and consume alcohol. And here are the reasons.

  1. Making alcohol and other drugs illegal removes any type of normal encounter someone might have with a substance. It leads to over consumption and encourages binging because of the limited access to that substance.
  2. 18 year olds are able to vote in elections. If these people are able minded enough to “Pick” the leaders of our Nation, then surely they are mature enough to consume alcohol.
  3. Someone 18 years old can own a handgun and serve in the military. If you are able to buy and possess a firearm, and represent The USA in a military theater then you should be able to have a drink of alcohol.
  4. Someone 18 years old can have Medical Marijuana, Pain medication, and Nerve medication. Someone who can legally smoke weed, take Oxycontin, and take Xanax should be allowed to drink alcohol.
  5. And finally the greatest reason: Prohibition of any substance is a vicious cycle that leads to a thriving black market, unsafe situations, and higher costs. Humans have always drank alcohol and experimented with mind altering substances. Demand creates supply. When you make something illegal you automatically create a criminal class. A thriving black market is created around the illegal substance leading to shady situations and lots of illegal money transfer without taxation.

These large alcohol companies and politicians know this, but it suits their agenda to have prohibition. If the drinking age was lowered and drugs were legalized, people would actually consume less. That would lead to alcohol and pharmaceutical companies making way less, and the government having less access to everyone’s lives.
So in summary let me say again: Prohibition is bullshit! Lower the drinking age! End the War on Drugs! Set the Captives Free!

Is the Earth Quarantined?

NASA suffered yet another botched launch yesterday.  They were planning to fly “Hypersonic” vehicles out of the atmosphere.  The stated goals were “The Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle program is exploring high-speed air vehicles designed for rapid, around-the-world reach. Project goals are to develop hypersonic technology for a glided or powered system, as well as advance small, low cost, and responsive launch vehicles.”  The Hypersonic vehicles can reach Mach 19 (19 times the speed of sound). 
NASA has suffered many botched launches in its career.  Every time it has been rumored to be taking “Star Wars” technology or Space Weapons off of the planet.  Of all the Governments many agencies, NASA and The Air Force have been well informed of all UFO and Extraterrestrial phenomenon on Earth.  The Air Force would have been in the perfect position to both investigate and also cover up the phenomenon.  While NASA would be in the perfect position to benefit from any contact or reverse engineering that may result from the phenomenon.  Many high ranking Military officials have theorized that the “Star Wars” missile defense system is really an offensive weapon intended to be used against Extra Terrestrials.  AlfredLambremont Webre, a Vancouver based futurist; author; Yale educated eco-lawyer and White House liason says Star Wars and the militarization of space is part of the information war against the integration with Universe society.  Star Wars is an ‘inside code word’ for this war among the military planners.  The issue is whether our space technology will be in accord with Universal principles, or controlled by a military empire. The USA will ultimately suffer ignominious defeat by Universe society should it persist as a space military power.”
This sentiment has been echoed again and again.  But ‘why would Earth be quarantined’ you might ask.  Well if you ask this question then you probably have not been paying attention for the last 3000 years.  Humans are brutal, we not only are capable of primal battles for ones existence.  We are also capable of the much more chilling use of fear and manipulation to control.  Our leaders have not been above using totally false propaganda to distort reality in the past.  And there is the very real possibly that Extra Terrestrials have already made contact with humans, but that it has been covered up, or that there was some sort of technology swap for a base on earth or the access toabducties for research.  Our primary goal on this planet with both science and religion has been the study of warfare.  How to kill and submit someone else.  If you disagree I encourage you to take a closer look at your religion.  Although the Great Teachers of your faith may say one thing, their followers seemingly do another.  Leading to Religious conflict that has lasted for ages and seems to be nowhere near stopping, in fact it is escalating.  The same thing with Science.  All of the technologies that we have as a society have come down from the Military, who screened them first to see if there was any way to use that technology to control or kill people.  The explosion of technological growth that we have seen in the last 50 years has increased this exponentially.  The amount of deaths in each major war of the last century grew exponentially from the previous war.  Hugo DeGaris predicts a “Gigadeath” in the next major war, resulting in at least a billion killed.  These all seem like reasonable reasons to quarantine the earth.
In the Multi-verse there are bound to be civilizations that are both ancient and God-like compared to earth.   These civilizations will have no doubt passed beyond our current state of paltry struggle.  They may look at earth with a sense of pity and wonder, allowing us a bit more time to work out our petty differences before they reveal themselves.  Or they may look on us with a sense of concern and dread.  Our technological explosion appears to be just a taste of what is possible.  And we have used it only to destroy and oppress.  Perhaps there is Universal Concern that a promising seed seems about to flower, but that it may destroy itself first.  However we are perceived by The Universal Community, we can be sure of being bared entrance and acceptance as long as we use fear and greed to manipulate and control.  Why would someone healthy choose to admit a deathly ill and contagious madman and thief into his inner sanctuary with his loved ones and treasures?  Why would a Great Teacher, Leader, & Scientist give a murderer a God-Like technology?
So what do you think?  Is the Earth Quarantined?

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