Super Simple Guide to being Healthy – Basic fundamentals.

Aloha!  This is a wonderful life you are living and even though it may at times be easy to forget, do keep in mind that you are now reading an article, on the world wide web about being healthy.  Therein lies the proof that life is, for the most part, going swimmingly.  This is a small sampling of tips to slowly work into your everyday life.  Key thought here is to slowly work them in, no rush, no worries, slowly make different choices to give you a richer experience and hopefully a bit more peace and joy that you can then pass on to others!

1.  You ARE what YOU EAT!  Try to eat only the healthiest foods you can find, try to have the foods be whole and organic.  If you feel the need to eat and have meat, allow it to be one of the smallest parts of your diet, again, ensuring it is from the best place possible, as good as can be when the place is made for slaughtering a live animal and then cutting it into smaller parts.  Organic and local is a key!

2.  In general, cow milk in whatever form is best when avoided as it really has no upside where the human body is concerned, you can get more readily absorbent calcium in many other forms.  What other animal in nature drinks milk after its formative years?  (You’re an animal, I promise, the rules apply to YOU!)

3.  Go barefoot whenever you can and wherever you can as often as you can.

4.  Drink more water than you currently do (for average person who does not drink nearly enough water), you want at least 4 litres per day.  It is best if this water comes direct from the earth to you, the more man messes with it, the worse off it usually is.  Start your day, i.e. First thing upon waking, two large glasses of water.  Do it for a month and tell me you’re not stoked=]

5.  The things that cause you stress should be dealt with immediately.  Try to grow to the point where nothing causes you stress.  This may mean letting go of things, do not confuse this with running away from things, which will only increase stress in the long run. To react in the same manner towards an unpaid bill as you would to the gravity of a wild animal attack is not helpful and unhealthy.  Place your world in perspective and re-establish a baseline for stress in your world.  Killing all the wild animals that can attack is not the answer.

6.  Take care of your teeth everyday.  This will of course include floss and brushing the back of your front teeth…. I always get that one wrong when I see the dentist….

7.  Spend more time outdoors than indoors, unless you live in an inhospitable climate…. and then, ask yourself why you live there if you do not like being outside, and then move (animals do this, they call it – migration, you’re still an animal=).

8.  Grow a plant.  It does wonders for your inner workings and your view on the world.  You’d be amazed to learn the journey of most of the things you use come from and how they live before you use them (your food, many of your clothes – cotton, the wood for the roof over your head etc.!).  Perspective changing to say the very least.

9.  Exercise regularly.  This means accelerating your heart rate for a length of time in a way that has positive long term impact on your body.  Master Bruce Lee trained with the intention of being/doing more than the day before.  You were MADE to move, and fast in all environments on this planet, the more natural the better.  Start is a gym and a pool, graduate to the Ocean and Wilderness.  Tarzan trained in a Jungle and he is rad.

10.  Meditate regularly, this can be in whatever form you like, it is just like working out the body, except you focus on the mind and not holding onto, or following thoughts, instead, your goal is to merely be the vessel for the cascade of thoughts, never the thoughts themselves. Let them come and go like clouds in the sky, be the sky, not the clouds.

11.  Be ever willing to try something new.  Evolution is the constant push of living creatures (plants, animals-which you still are, fungi, protists, archaea, and bacteria…etc?) boundaries.  Once you stop pushing your boundaries, you are no longer serving an evolutionary purpose and will begin, by simply not doing, to write yourself out of the flow of life as the rest of the living world continue to push theirs.  It truly is never too late to re-join the evolutionary process.  You need only start doing things that are good for you or bad for you, using your common sense of course and you are back in the process!  From switching to organic veggies instead of McDonalds, or riding your bicycle blindfolded in rush hour traffic, you are back in the great process of the planet – EVOLUTION!  Welcome back to LIFE!

12.  No matter what you choose to do, always make room to love another LIVING entity.  No matter how annoying the pet or the person, you will miss them when they are gone…  everything living thing is unique and if take a moment to get to “know” any living thing, it really changes you profoundly, try it, regularly in your search for love.  Say Aloha, Hello, Good Day, Hola – nearly complete list here, to all whom you should be so fortunate as to have cross your path!

13.  Try your best to ditch your T.V., if you have trouble doing this, even for a day or a week, then, well, you know=]

14.  Turn on airplane mode to reduce zapping yourself in all of your electronics when you are not on them.  Studies are showing an incase in tumors, brittle bones and impotence/lowered sperm counts for men and a I am sure as the years roll by a host of ailments will surface.

15.  Chew your food your age.  If you are 30, chew thirty times before swallowing, if you are ten, you can get away with ten.  As you age, your bodies ability to process food declines for a multitude of factors.  One of the most prominent factors is that we neglect to chew our food.  This puts a tremendous burden on the stomach as it has no teeth!  Whenever, ok, most of the time, when I see an interview with a centenarian or very aged person, almost always when asked thier secret, one of the ones they give is chewing ones food!  Well, doh!  Who you gonna believe, the moron laughin at me while eating McDonañds or the 120 French lady drinking wine and smoking additive free cigarrettes?
Exactly!

16.  Read labels and dont buy things you dont understand?  Ifthe words are two big, chances are you are eating a food like substance andmnot actually a food. Mthis is fine for androids and people like things, but not for actual humans.  Also, Its not just what it doesnt contain, but what it does and vice versa, dont allow yourself to be misled!  Splenda started as an ant killer – true story.  Many things are not healthy for you, but still get the gobernment O.K.  I spelled it that way on purpose.

17.  Make veggies fruits nuts and whole grains a bigger part of your diet than meat and dairy, we coved it already, but I want to make sure you get it… According to Dr. Fuhrman whos popular site, http://www.Drfurhman.com, and this is a paraphrase of what he wrote with my silliness included, that being said, the facts are the facts and I nor he tampered with them!

There are now over a thousand studies documenting the effects of saturated fats (animal fats) and thier very negative effects on the human machine in that they are the number one way that fat soluble petrodhemicals such as PCBs and Dioxin, along with toxic elements such as Mercury – the stuff that is so toxic if it spills in a school or other public place, and by spill Im talking a thermometer breaks, that area is closed off, TOXIC stu.  Well, this stuff is most mostly absorbed by humans through the consumption of Animal products, makes sense right, that what has the saturated fat! Specifically and in this order, Fish, Dairy, Meat (cow, pig, lamb, chihuahua, hey, you eat it, Im vegan, dont look at me!), and lastly poultry.  Fish may be a bummer for people to hear, and yet, have you checked on the current state of the ocean!  Good lord, sing praise you can still eat fish!  Dairy, milk, ice cream, ETC… another bummer, but hey, if you take a look at how milk is made, you have to figure that killing all those baby cows would come back and bite you somehow!

18.  Read books books that are interesting but different from what you would normally read, keep your mind active and it will do its best to keep you well.

19.  Travel, near or far, best if you can get out of your comfort zone and really go somewhere far. Mthe farther you go, the less likely you can rationalize the trip away.  People are people wherever you go.  If you dont go, you wont know, so travel!

20.  Use your weaker hand for stuff you commonly do when you have time, strengthens the brain.  Things such as brushing your teeth, washing your body, eating etc..


Super Simple Guide to being Healthy – Basic fundamentals.

Aloha!  This is a wonderful life you are living and even though it may at times be easy to forget, do keep in mind that you are now reading an article, on the world wide web about being healthy.  Therein lies the proof that life is, for the most part, going swimmingly.  This is a small sampling of tips to slowly work into your everyday life.  Key thought here is to slowly work them in, no rush, no worries, slowly make different choices to give you a richer experience and hopefully a bit more peace and joy that you can then pass on to others!

1.  You ARE what YOU EAT!  Try to eat only the healthiest foods you can find, try to have the foods be whole and organic.  If you feel the need to eat and have meat, allow it to be one of the smallest parts of your diet, again, ensuring it is from the best place possible, as good as can be when the place is made for slaughtering a live animal and then cutting it into smaller parts.  Organic and local is a key!

2.  In general, cow milk in whatever form is best when avoided as it really has no upside where the human body is concerned, you can get more readily absorbent calcium in many other forms.  What other animal in nature drinks milk after its formative years?  (You’re an animal, I promise, the rules apply to YOU!)

3.  Go barefoot whenever you can and wherever you can as often as you can.

4.  Drink more water than you currently do (for average person who does not drink nearly enough water), you want at least 4 litres per day.  It is best if this water comes direct from the earth to you, the more man messes with it, the worse off it usually is.  Start your day, i.e. First thing upon waking, two large glasses of water.  Do it for a month and tell me you’re not stoked=]

5.  The things that cause you stress should be dealt with immediately.  Try to grow to the point where nothing causes you stress.  This may mean letting go of things, do not confuse this with running away from things, which will only increase stress in the long run. To react in the same manner towards an unpaid bill as you would to the gravity of a wild animal attack is not helpful and unhealthy.  Place your world in perspective and re-establish a baseline for stress in your world.  Killing all the wild animals that can attack is not the answer.

6.  Take care of your teeth everyday.  This will of course include floss and brushing the back of your front teeth…. I always get that one wrong when I see the dentist….

7.  Spend more time outdoors than indoors, unless you live in an inhospitable climate…. and then, ask yourself why you live there if you do not like being outside, and then move (animals do this, they call it – migration, you’re still an animal=).

8.  Grow a plant.  It does wonders for your inner workings and your view on the world.  You’d be amazed to learn the journey of most of the things you use come from and how they live before you use them (your food, many of your clothes – cotton, the wood for the roof over your head etc.!).  Perspective changing to say the very least.

9.  Exercise regularly.  This means accelerating your heart rate for a length of time in a way that has positive long term impact on your body.  Master Bruce Lee trained with the intention of being/doing more than the day before.  You were MADE to move, and fast in all environments on this planet, the more natural the better.  Start is a gym and a pool, graduate to the Ocean and Wilderness.  Tarzan trained in a Jungle and he is rad.

10.  Meditate regularly, this can be in whatever form you like, it is just like working out the body, except you focus on the mind and not holding onto, or following thoughts, instead, your goal is to merely be the vessel for the cascade of thoughts, never the thoughts themselves. Let them come and go like clouds in the sky, be the sky, not the clouds.

11.  Be ever willing to try something new.  Evolution is the constant push of living creatures (plants, animals-which you still are, fungi, protists, archaea, and bacteria…etc?) boundaries.  Once you stop pushing your boundaries, you are no longer serving an evolutionary purpose and will begin, by simply not doing, to write yourself out of the flow of life as the rest of the living world continue to push theirs.  It truly is never too late to re-join the evolutionary process.  You need only start doing things that are good for you or bad for you, using your common sense of course and you are back in the process!  From switching to organic veggies instead of McDonalds, or riding your bicycle blindfolded in rush hour traffic, you are back in the great process of the planet – EVOLUTION!  Welcome back to LIFE!

12.  No matter what you choose to do, always make room to love another LIVING entity.  No matter how annoying the pet or the person, you will miss them when they are gone…  everything living thing is unique and if take a moment to get to “know” any living thing, it really changes you profoundly, try it, regularly in your search for love.  Say Aloha, Hello, Good Day, Hola – nearly complete list here, to all whom you should be so fortunate as to have cross your path!

13.  Try your best to ditch your T.V., if you have trouble doing this, even for a day or a week, then, well, you know=]

14.  Turn on airplane mode to reduce zapping yourself in all of your electronics when you are not on them.  Studies are showing an incase in tumors, brittle bones and impotence/lowered sperm counts for men and a I am sure as the years roll by a host of ailments will surface.

15.  Chew your food your age.  If you are 30, chew thirty times before swallowing, if you are ten, you can get away with ten.  As you age, your bodies ability to process food declines for a multitude of factors.  One of the most prominent factors is that we neglect to chew our food.  This puts a tremendous burden on the stomach as it has no teeth!  Whenever, ok, most of the time, when I see an interview with a centenarian or very aged person, almost always when asked thier secret, one of the ones they give is chewing ones food!  Well, doh!  Who you gonna believe, the moron laughin at me while eating McDonañds or the 120 French lady drinking wine and smoking additive free cigarrettes?
Exactly!

16.  Read labels and dont buy things you dont understand?  Ifthe words are two big, chances are you are eating a food like substance andmnot actually a food. Mthis is fine for androids and people like things, but not for actual humans.  Also, Its not just what it doesnt contain, but what it does and vice versa, dont allow yourself to be misled!  Splenda started as an ant killer – true story.  Many things are not healthy for you, but still get the gobernment O.K.  I spelled it that way on purpose.

17.  Make veggies fruits nuts and whole grains a bigger part of your diet than meat and dairy, we coved it already, but I want to make sure you get it… According to Dr. Fuhrman whos popular site, http://www.Drfurhman.com, and this is a paraphrase of what he wrote with my silliness included, that being said, the facts are the facts and I nor he tampered with them!

There are now over a thousand studies documenting the effects of saturated fats (animal fats) and thier very negative effects on the human machine in that they are the number one way that fat soluble petrodhemicals such as PCBs and Dioxin, along with toxic elements such as Mercury – the stuff that is so toxic if it spills in a school or other public place, and by spill Im talking a thermometer breaks, that area is closed off, TOXIC stu.  Well, this stuff is most mostly absorbed by humans through the consumption of Animal products, makes sense right, that what has the saturated fat! Specifically and in this order, Fish, Dairy, Meat (cow, pig, lamb, chihuahua, hey, you eat it, Im vegan, dont look at me!), and lastly poultry.  Fish may be a bummer for people to hear, and yet, have you checked on the current state of the ocean!  Good lord, sing praise you can still eat fish!  Dairy, milk, ice cream, ETC… another bummer, but hey, if you take a look at how milk is made, you have to figure that killing all those baby cows would come back and bite you somehow!

18.  Read books books that are interesting but different from what you would normally read, keep your mind active and it will do its best to keep you well.

19.  Travel, near or far, best if you can get out of your comfort zone and really go somewhere far. Mthe farther you go, the less likely you can rationalize the trip away.  People are people wherever you go.  If you dont go, you wont know, so travel!

20.  Use your weaker hand for stuff you commonly do when you have time, strengthens the brain.  Things such as brushing your teeth, washing your body, eating etc..


Motivation from my Parents, if you think you cant change, think again and get on with your days…

My father is 71 or 72, I usually get these dates and ages wrong, my Mom is 63 or maybe 65, i know her b-day is the same day as their wedding anniversary, and I only know this to be in the latter half of April..

They have been married for 42 years, which means that they have had the same home phone number for 43.

they got a cell phone 3 years ago as an offer from AAA and only turn it on when making a call to someone… on the weekends when they have free minutes.  In turning it on and off, they have the look of James Bond disarming a nuclear device.

They do not have cable television nor do they have a computer.

Most of the appliances they have are older than me… by a lot and yet they look as though they were just purchased yesterday.

They have now one car, a Ford Taurus, ’93 model which, looks, brand new even though it has over 100k, and yet, for a car that old, that really isn’t a lot is it?…

It would be an understatement to say they are set in their ways.  From routine doctor appointments, to waking up at 4.30 am to be at the local gym at precisely such and such a time when they open, the refrigerator was always, and still is in precise detail, everything labeled and clean, leftovers are even given a date with little pieces of tape and the fare was always relatively the same, with pork chops on this day, meatloaf on that, scrambled eggs here, and cheese there, the right cereals as based upon the ever omnipotent USDA Food Pyramid (given the current state of transparency in our government regarding Monsanto and ConAgra, we see what a joke this is)…

All in all, they were set and happy to live out their days as shining examples of what you will become if you do everything according to the “book” so to speak…  You now, degree, job, white picket fence, etc.

And then, one day, in the midst of making small changes, like adding more fresh veggies and fruits into their diet, my dad almost died from being taken off a medication he had been prescribed some 13 years ago, an anti anxiety pill.  He was taken off it and promptly tried to commit suicide not once, but twice, to include snatching the pills from the evidence bag in the hospital after asking the nurse for water and once she left to get it, down the hatch with the pills!

Needless to say, things got stirred up in a major way.  You may or may not be able to imagine what a feeling of sheer emptiness this can give a person, especially a son, to come so close to losing a father in such a horrid way…  I still cannot imagine what my mother must have felt like..

This was well over a year ago…

Now, you will see the same in their home, until you peek just a little closer.

There is no longer sugary sweets, meat or dairy in the fridge.  No longer is it a must to be at the gym at o-dark-hundred, nor are regular shoes worn any longer, my father has opted for Vibram 5 fingers and my mom now walks the inside track BAREFOOT!

They are forcing the doctors to do something they would never voluntarily do, and that is demand that my father be made well so that he takes – NO MORE PILLS!!!!!  Can you believe it, with the American Medical system, to demand this and to actually be seeing it through!  This is true, this is not a hoax!

Due to the diet shift, my father is no longer diabetic, they are traveling again, enjoying one anothers company again in a way they never would have realized possible, truly, a fundamental shift in all they do, and it matters to them beyond words, taking life as it comes rather than planning so far in advance, allowing the days slip by unnoticed….  they are alive again.  How many times thhey told me that this is simply how thhey are and how things are and thats that, and now, I find myself wondering who these people are!

They practice Yoga together, and my father is re-discoverinng his practice of transcendental meditation.  They have a small garden in the backyard and really look forward to cooking with one another in a completely new way where many of their meals are now experiments.

They come visit me in Mexico and go for walks alone at dusk in a place they have never been, in a world that demands them to be so fearful of this place I am surprised they came and blown away that they are out and about cruising by themselves….

You dig?

Change is only easy once you start, and then, you cant stop, you simply need to start, it is never too late.  All that seems to matter in this process of growth is that you allow it to shape you more than you shape it, give the process the freedom to do what it wants, you end up a hippie on a bike with a dream and a far away look, perhaps it is right to go for it, to simply embrace a different way of being regardless of how fearful you are at first.  With so many stories both small and large, how are you still wondering?  At what point would you allow yourself to believe.  I no longer feel that there isn’t a story that hasn’t been told, we know we are amazing, that things are wonderful and there is so much more the surface hasn’t even been rippled!

Evolution is happening with every moment that passes by.  Evolution is always happening, adaptations are occurring always in all living things, that is their very nature of being.

You are either going with your personal evolution or you are fighting it.

If you fight it, you cause yourself stress.

Stress is the beginning of the end of everything, from rock, to steel, to bones to hearts and souls and of course, the mind is EXTREMELY susceptible to it!

Do yourself a favor.  Simply allow for change.  Dont know wheere to start… try this, anything will do…  wheneveer you go out of the house, promise youurself thhat you will pick up one piece of litter, everyday, everyytiime, rain or shine, for the rest of your life, somehting that would only serve to help your personal environment, you want it clean every animmal does, it helps your fellow humans for the same reason you benefit, it helps your mind begin to look at the world you live in on so many different levels…

That is just a suggestion, you can really do anything, anything that you would ordinarily not do, perhaps you will simply enoble yourself to say hello to everyone you meet, wherever you are, takes no time at all, literally, nor does picking up trash, you simply do it as part of your normal everyday path….. then you can start to see the change, and then you go, go big, you change and love it.

aloha!

An open letter to all of US (U.S., get it =), especially those attempting to Occupy a different space, the 99% and the 1%, Big and small….

“…Well we’re doing mighty fine I do suppose, in our streak of lightning cars and fancy clothes…”  Johnny Cash, Man in Black

I drifted off on a mental tangent yesterday, well, for a few days now I have been mulling things over, trying to make heads or tails of what has been going on in the world.  Difficult to do I might add as it took a break from social media which was a lot harder than I anticipated. (I’m re-reading this so that I may publish it without looking like too much of a moron…)

I have been having a hard time accepting much of what I have been seeing on the news, both mainstream and more truth oriented, “un-biased” reporting – http://rt.com/.  Talk of the Great Nation of America passing seedy bills and amendments which virtually undo our pithy couple hundred years of learning from fleeing the British, to being New School Colonists here in North America, doing our very best to forget all the reasons “WE” fled, murdering all the Native peoples in inventive ways to include shooting/driving off cliffs, all the buffalo in the hopes that this would starve them to death, which, shocker, it worked out really well, to the point that there is an interesting scene in the Jim Jarmusch film, Dead Man (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112817/), with Johnny Depp, all about how the goverment will pay a dollar a dead buffalo, so you have guys randomly shooting them from the train as they pass a herd..
I’m rambling again…

All of this culminating in having slaves bring our most respected forefathers thier quill pens so that they may sign the Bill of Rights, allowing for the freedom to pursue happiness for every man, excepting of course if you were black, or Native American, or basically not white, and not having congress with the devil, which was usually discovered by witnessing a person picking herbs to cure an ill, that was evil during these times of freedom for man, no herbs or you are definitely hearing Satan whisper in your ear and the whole town ran the risk of getting the, and I quote, “Evil Eye”…  Yes, a great time for America…  And a great time yet again, here we are, protesting in the streets for our rights, not exactly sure what those rights are now that I take time to TRULY look into the matter with an open heart, taking no sides, 99 or 1 percentile folks, makes no matter, just looking, and what do I see….?

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. ~Ambrose Bierce

When you are angry, it is always best to meditate lest you show yourself and others the fool in your nature.  Who was it who wrote, take note when arguing with a fool, someone just might see you….

I’m finally free of anger from the whole idea that we are the only reason for things being any less than idyllic in our world. Now it is a sadness, but, it’s not anger, so I can write about it….

As I look at the Occupy movement objectively, or as objective as I am able… I see people PEACEFULLY (which is a good move as it is different from the norm and very different from most major league sporting events) standing up for thier rights.  In reflection, I ask myself, well, what rights are those to which they primarily speak of….

To answer that question and to save myself some typing, lets take a look at Wikipedia and do some very hightech cutting and pasting.. Borrowed from Wikipedia – Occupy Movement – Article:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupy_movement

The phrase “The 99%” is a political slogan used by protesters of the Occupy movement.[41] It was originally launched as a Tumblr blog page in late August 2011.[42][43] It refers to the concentration of wealth among the top 1% of income earners compared to the other 99 percent;[44] the top 1 percent of income earners nearly tripled after-tax income over the last thirty years according to aCongressional Budget Office (CBO) report.[45]

The report was released just as concerns of the Occupy Wall Street movement were beginning to enter the national political debate.[46] According to the CBO, between 1979 and 2007 the incomes of the top 1% of Americans grew by an average of 275%. During the same time period, the 60% of Americans in the middle of the income scale saw their income rise by 40%. Since 1979 the average pre-tax income for the bottom 90% of households has decreased by $900, while that of the top 1% increased by over $700,000, as federal taxation became less progressive. From 1992-2007 the top 400 income earners in the U.S. saw their income increase 392% and their average tax rate reduced by 37%.[47] In 2009, the average income of the top 1% was $960,000 with a minimum income of $343,927.[48][49][50] In 2007 the richest 1% of the American population owned 34.6% of the country’s total wealth, and the next 19% owned 50.5%. Thus, the top 20% of Americans owned 85% of the country’s wealth and the bottom 80% of the population owned 15% —an example of the Pareto principle. Financial inequality (total net worth minus the value of one’s home)[51] was greater than inequality in total wealth, with the top 1% of the population owning 42.7%, the next 19% of Americans owning 50.3%, and the bottom 80% owning 7%.[52] However, after the Great Recession which started in 2007, the share of total wealth owned by the top 1% of the population grew from 34.6% to 37.1%, and that owned by the top 20% of Americans grew from 85% to 87.7%. The Great Recession also caused a drop of 36.1% in median household wealth but a drop of only 11.1% for the top 1%, further widening the gap between the 1% and the 99%.[52][53][54] During the economic expansion between 2002 and 2007, the income of the top 1% grew 10 times faster than the income of the bottom 90%. In this period 66% of total income gains went to the 1%, who in 2007 had a larger share of total income than at any time since 1928.[55] This is in stark contrast with surveys of US populations that indicate an “ideal” distribution that is much more equal, and a widespread ignorance of the true income inequality and wealth inequality.[56]”   

Let me never be accused of just one source, here we have from the Occupy Together website – http://www.occupytogether.org/occupy-wall-st/

Occupy Wall Street is a people-powered direct action movement that began on September 17, 2011 in Liberty Square in Manhattan’s Financial District. OWS is part of a growing international movement fighting against neoliberal economic practices, the crimes of Wall Street, government controlled by monied interests, and the resulting income inequality, unemployment, environmental destruction, and oppression of people at the front lines of the economic crisis. For more visitwww.occupywallst.org

Here are two sources, of which I would attest to their validity in bringing the message as is intended by the people of the movement, legitimately to us.  What I mean by that is, this is what a major aspect of the movement is for, this is a primary reason why it was started, the Raison d’etre if you will (sounds klassy…no=)

In reading these two explanations and in the hours of video footage I have waded through… articles read late at night, allowing my blood pressure to skyrocket at the thought that my beloved government, which I kind of proudly served in the Navy, a government who would now allow such things to happen, not only happen, but be the cause/driving force of, to the point that now the Occupy protesters must not only defend a growing rift of financial desparity, but now they must rally and defend our very freedoms that were written with pens placed into the noble white hands of our historical heroes by the black hands of their slaves… Just driving that point home, the house was built on a few lies… just a few…

Looking at the primary reason for the Movement.  Money.  That’s what I see when I read everything.  Its primary aim is to figure out a way to diminish this growing chasm between the top 1% of cash producing machines and figure out a way to get some of that cash  to, giggle, “trickle down” as it were. Trickle down, what dumb ass voted for the politician that told them that was the deal. And here some of us still sit, pails in hand, wondering when the fabled money will ever begin to trickle into our hands… Are we agreed that money is the primary subject…

In a super refined sense, it is about a very large group of people being unhappy that they do not share the same economic… what; freedom, luxury, benefit… insert proper word for you here –  with an elect and/or elite fraction of the global population that not only enjoys a life o’ Riley, BUT, is able to control most aspects of those who are Peacefully protesting.

This is very interesting…

Logic would conclude that now we must examine, the How.  How exactly does this very small group, tiny if you look at it, I mean we are creeping on to 7 Billion – 7000000000 people, 1% of that is, hang on, sorry, public schooling meets lazy student…. 70000000 (numbers are made different so you dont get 0 vertigo).  You can see, I hope you can see, that these numbers are vastly different, of course this is supposing that you have a mind that can comprehend such figures and quantities, and here, we diverge from schooling, public, private or otherwise, as these numbers are so large that many people are simply unable to fathom them, even our best and brightest.  For example, this is what these numbers represent in things so you have a better idea:

“A startling reality that helped me put our global population in perspective is the fact that barely one billion minutes have passed in time since Jesus walked upon the earth– thatʼs 60 minutes every hour, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for almost 2,000 years! Other comparisons and illustrations simply boggle our minds.” – From the website of Jerry and Bobby Rankin – http://therankinfile.com/2011/11/population-7000000000/

 

And from Wiki Answers – http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_far_in_feet_is_1000000000_dollars :

Depends on what denomination of money you use: 

1,000,000,000 one dollar bills is 1,000,000,000*6inches=6,000,000,000inches= 500000000 ft=94696.96 miles if laid end to end 

Use my patented Windows desktop calculator and viola, the number in miles of 7 Billion laid end to end = 662878.72 miles, so now we start getting tricky, and you can get as tricky as you would like, you have the numbers now, you have the piece, for example, the circumference of the earth in miles is;

24,901.55 miles (40,075.16 kilometers)

http://geography.about.com/library/faq/blqzcircumference.htm

Using said calculator again, this is 26.6199…etc. times around the planet, dollar bills laid end to end…

Chihuahuas are a bit trickier as we have to use the height, I’m having trouble finding length, so height, from wiki, we see they are from 6-15 inches high – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chihuahua_(dog)

we will use the number 13, err on the side of caution, afterall, everything is bigger these days and I want a number that has some flavor, 10 or 11 will give some odd looking almost identical number, i wanna see change in numerals, not just decimal places.., Thirteen (13) inches, now using the web – http://www.metric-conversions.org/length/miles-to-inches.htm

we see that our number of miles of dollar bills – 662878.72, end to end is 41999995699.2  in inches.  Thats a lot, I dont even know what I am doing anymore that number is so big!  Now we convert it to Chihuahuas…

3,230,768,899.938462, Dios Mio, thats quite a stack of puppies!  That stack of Chi whooahh whoas comes within .21inches of the lunar surface (http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Display=Facts&Object=Moon) .  They almost reach the moon, thats how big 7 billion is in Chihuahuas, that number is fantastic and yet, its what we have, so, one percent of this controls the other 99%.  My initial reaction is to jump up and grab a poster, which i did very briefly in San Diego, Super briefly, we were there for 10 minutes at the most, I am not going to fake the funk, I am not hardcore when it comes to Occupying Peaceful Protesting.  I have my reasons which are not needed for this discussion…

I find myself in awe that such a teeny tiny group can keep such a massive group at bay, almost like a piece of dental floss holding back the, yeah, imagine the Hoover Dam being a piece of dental floss, I may be a little off, so lets say, for sake of argument as I do not want to do the math for this comparison, lets say a strip of super ninja reinforced concrete steel holding back all the waters that currently we seek the Hoover Dam to tame.  the Hoover dam which is so massive the concrete will STILL BE HARDENING after our death!

Bad analogy, I dunno, I’m grooving with it, so onward, how does this happen?  This is a much more complex answer, one that takes in every aspect of our growth not only as a species, but our interaction with nature, spirituality, so vast, it is our total history since the dawn of whatever simply because for our linear thinking, we think in terms of Past present and future, this is called linear thinking as it does nto allow for anything outside of it, only that flat dimension of you, a point on the graph at ANY given moment is always only moving forward.  other modes of thinking about time have you as a point moving in, around, up, down, through, etc.

For us, we think in the linear way as that is what we are taught, ergo it is how our minds must think about this particular subject as we are talking about how other groups who use this same thinking and apply it to thier worlds.  You must be on the same page to have a conversation/debate/argument about anything.  Sorry, it takes time to synchrnize pages…

But now we are,

We are moving forward and at some point, there were leaders.  They led either due to a group necessity for a single point of answers, a single entity amongst the group where everyone could look to for guidance, strength, hope, decision making.  A person who would shoulder the individual responsibilities of the whole, so that the whole could become larger if that single entity/person, was a good leader.  Here we come to the crux of things I believe, for it is the “good” in the leader which now comes to question.  Is good a leader who would seek to care and nurture all the inhabitants of the group and look out for thier own safety and strength?  Does this leader view his/her/its success by growth of the group?  Or Growth of the resources of the group but not necessarily the size of the group…?  Or perhaps growth of the group regardless of resource growth…?  or growth of the group regardless of resources and will kill off group… A leader who will move the group around to find other resources, will decide that it is imperitive that thier particular group be the one to grow, vis a vis, other groups must give up thier free will to do what they wish as now thier resources are more important to fit our original groups ideal of society and advancement on the linear scale of time…, or further, if the group who’s resources are in question for the other group will not willing ‘give up the goods’ so to speak, will our fearless leader of our original group then decide to wage, WAR, on this secondary group deemed not important by our original group…  Will the war be to make this secondary group join the first group, or, will the war be to eradicte the second group as they are not worthy to mix with our original tribe… perhaps even there will only be partial genocide and, PRISONERS OF WAR, will be taken and used for various purposes.  Perhaps they can be used for dangerous work that keeps the original tribe unable to expand as it wishes, now that there is, SLAVE LABOR, or original group can begin to really expand….

There are many ways to judge whether a leader is good or bad, many times it depends upon what side of things we are when we make the judgement call.  This is so very difficult to do, for even some of the slaves, having hated thier station in the secondary tribe, may find thier new lives in our original tribe to be preferred for whatever reason.

Many times it is not for us to understand, only to accept.  And yet, a brief look at human history and you will see that ACCEPTANCE is far from being a readily hardwired trait.  But this is another discussion, perhaps for later in these paragraphs of 1’s and 0’s.

So we have our fearless leader, and he is considered good, he is responsible for the growth and safety of the tribe, at a point, if the trive is big enough, the methods and means for keeping the tribve safe and secure, flourishing amidst a sea of insecurity and endless possibility, the job of the “security” of the group becomes so separate and compartmentalized, that its means and methods are not seen by the whole.

In other words, now the people must judge the leader by end result logic, what matters now is the ENDS, not so much the MEANS, and who can blame them, there is so much going on that the MEANS are interconnected to everything, and the most “bad” ways of bringing about the security are not seen by the eyes of the many, or the highest percentage, so they are not focused on.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind.

The End result is viewed as the determining factor for the judgement on our leader.  Good, Bad, indifferent, impartial, the list of adjectives and words to define leaders based on the company you are in has been growing since the first leader was put in place or killed to get it.  Semantics/legaleze;

Semantics (from Greek sēmantiká, neuter plural of sēmantikós)[1][2] is the study of meaning. It focuses on the relation between signifiers, such as wordsphrasessigns and symbols, and what they stand for, their denotata.

Linguistic semantics is the study of meaning that is used by humans to express themselves through language. Other forms of semantics include the semantics of programming languages, formal logics, and semiotics. – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semantics

 

Definition of Legaleze

Le”gal*ize (lē”gal*īz), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Legalized (- īzd); p. pr. & vb. n. Legalizing (- ī`z&ibreve;ng).] [Cf. F. légaliser.] 1.To make legal.

2. (Theol.) To interpret or apply in a legal spirit.

– Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
I do not know the validity of this definition for legaleze as it was one fo the only ones I bothered to look at, the Urban Dictionary had not yet defined it, and I wasnt in a Google Ninja mood, so we settle for that definition from this site – http://freefactfinder.com/definition/Legaleze.html, and hope for the best.  When i use legaleze, it is the same vein as semantics, meaning, I say legaleze to represent the slew of words that are so technical in nature that the person signing either gets screwed or ends up screwing many.
According to all this, if you can rememebr where we were going, how did all this come to be, that the many are held fast by the very few…
Its our leadership, I mean, this must be a very small part of it.  We can possible see how things would come to the way they are currently without us really knowing how…
Of course, while things are growing, we can see what is gong on.  Right, the group always grows biugger and bigger, at every step of the way we are able to see major signs of what is going on.  It is through these signs that we, as members of the group, in deference/hostility/open communication/congress/accord/peaceably/in finitum, work with our leaders to direct the flow of where the group is heading, for it is the good of the group, not the leader that decisions must be made, which is why the group deicdes who leads.  If the leader fo the group is there by force, this must be squashed early or that leader will eventually becoe entrenched and even more difficult to remove.
There is always a point in the group, no matter how many chihuahuas tall, that signs are present, so when we look at a group and see thier leader, and we see the group judgement of the leader, if it does not fall into the “good” for the group category, we must assume on a very simplistic basis, that the group still wants that person in charge of them, otherwise, why would they be there?  If the leader is an individual or governing body, even at its largest size, will still be a fraction of the main body of people.  EVEN if this small ruling party has a force which it uses to subjegate the others, this force will be smaller than the whole, EVEN if it has weapons it would use on the main group, it will do so at risk, for what is a group of dead to a leader?  Who would the leader be leading.  A King without a castkle is no king at all..
There must then be a different way to rule the whole without losing the whole.  Another tool that enables a small group to contain a large group.
For this we turn to Science, most importantly, Psychology.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychology;

Psychology

Further information: Outline of psychology and Index of psychology articlesPsychology is the study of the mind, partly via the study of behavior.[1] Its immediate goal is to understand individuals and groups by both establishing general principles and researching specific cases.[2][3] For many, the ultimate goal of psychology is to benefit society.[4][5] In this field, a professional practitioner or researcher is called a psychologist, and can be classified as a social scientistbehavioral scientist, or cognitive scientist. Psychologists attempt to understand the role of mental functions in individual and social behavior, while also exploring thephysiological and neurobiological processes that underlie certain functions and behaviors.

Psychologists explore such concepts as perceptioncognitionattentionemotion,phenomenologymotivationbrain functioningpersonalitybehavior, and interpersonal relationships. Some, especially depth psychologists, also consider the unconscious mind.aPsychologists employ empirical methods to infer causal and correlational relationships between psychosocial variables. In addition, or in opposition, to employing empirical and deductivemethods, some—especially clinical and counseling psychologists—at times rely upon symbolic interpretation and other inductive techniques. Psychology incorporates research from the social sciencesnatural sciences, and humanities, such as philosophy.

While psychological knowledge is often applied to the assessment and treatment of mental health problems, it is also applied to understanding and solving problems in many different spheres of human activity. The majority of psychologists are involved in some kind of therapeutic role, practicing in clinical, counseling, or school settings. Many do scientific research on a wide range of topics related to mental processes and behavior, and typically work in university psychology departments or teach in other academic settings. Some are employed in industrial and organizational settings, or in other areas[6] such as human development and agingsports,health, and the media, as well as in criminal justice and other aspects of law.

We know what psychology is now, once we look at psychology, and again, I do apolozie, this may be the wrong method of deduction, I’m hoping that it illustrates that thier MUST BE some method in the madness when thinking about such things as they are very complex, as are all the machinations of man, if we do not really look at them, as you would turn an apple in the sun, looking at all its angles and surfaces, thinking about the sun, rain, earth, everything that went into putting it in your hand, you will not have a clear picture.
As we are human, getting clear pictures of things is very difficult as we deal with other people many times when thinking and no one honestly knows what lurks in the hearts of men.  So we would be wise to see as thoroughly as possible, lest we fail to account for the best of our groups future with our judgement.  For now, enough…..
Time to run in the canyon=]  Aloha…
CheeeeeeHOOOOOOOOO!
Where were we, yes, looking at one angle of how we have arrived at :

 

Destroy the image and you break the enemy – Master Bruce Lee’s teacher – Enter the Dragon.

Lets wrap this up. I realize now that this could easily end up being a diatribe of such proportions that we will not have a clue what is even being talked about if I go much longer…
No need to drag out what is easily written. You will never be able to have a share of the what the 1% has. And why would you want to have it? In order to have it, you would have to do what they are doing, dont you see that. If it was a world of peace and prosperity for all that was truly wanted, it would be there, it is not so, it is one of power, as old a story as history can remember….
As with anything that seeks to see problems, it must also have answers… This is where a person shows their face to the world. If you have no answres, only bitching, than we know who you are. if you have answers that are set in concrete we have a judgmental fool, so answers that would stand up in debate, for this is what is happening now, our ability to survive as a species is in debate, and what is most in debate is how do we live with one another, what is the right way and who is it right for, who is deciding how we live. Many would say the 1%, I however differ entirely on that point and would seek to show the 99% that they are in fact the only reason that what is happening is happening.
What am I saying here… The reason the 1% are able to do what they are doing, and I speak this way for you, I look at things in a vastly different matter, most of the 1% dont realize how necessary they are to get the rest of the 99% to a point of growth, a point where they will start to think in completely different terms. They are there to push most of you not some sort of positive action regarding something special and specific to you who is currently bitching about things… Understand, no man is a teacher without a student and there are no students without teachers….
Answers, how do you begin to minimize the hold by the 1%, or more specifically, your boggeyman who keeps you enslaved in your own ignorance, you are the 1%, Know This…. now keep reading once you realize that you make your own bed….

You begin by revamping your entire diet, the whole thing, it needs to be plant based, this is what science/religion/spiritual practice/common F’ing sense tell us is best for the human being and now it is what is best for the world. PLANT BASED DIET. Start healing the individual, thats you, on a deep level. Here is a list of places to start your search:

http://michaelpollan.com/books/in-defense-of-food/

http://gentleworld.org/

http://www.forksoverknives.com/

Now we are eating healthy. How does this help change the influence “THEY” have over me? Well, it is many fold. For starters, you will naturally gravitate to farmers markets. A huge thing with this is WHERE YOU SPEND YOUR MONEY. By giving your money to people who grow food in a manner that is full of caring and respect, you begin to build community structured around positively charged fuel for your very being. There is nothing more perfect than food that is natural and organic. We are NATURAL, What do you think you are? You are a monkey, separated by less than 2% difference in the DNA coding…. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_evolutionary_genetics)
YOU ARE AN ANIMAL. Get used to it.
As an animal you require food which is grown in accord with the laws of nature, not of man. Man would have you believe that food is to be grown in Giant Scale, with oil based fertilizers and pesticides, harvested by large machines, picked long before it is ready so that it may make the trip across the world in storage containers and end up in your grocery store. Do you really think it is normal for you to be getting mangoes in January……………………. in Philly. Wake up.

Already you have now offset the control exerted over you by being local, your food now comes from your surrounding area, not from THOUSANDS of miles away, this is important as it gives you control of your food. And gives the people who grow food in your area control of the market system! This is super important, you keep your local supply chain working strong so it can be stand alone…. do you understand?
You can see how it is raised, what goes into it, you can directly control the production of what you use to sustain your LIFE. THAT IS IMPORTANT! If you cannot see why it is important, well, good luck.
Now your money is being used to subsidize small scale farming using honest practices and not raping the earth. You WILL notice a difference. I bet some of you dont even realize that fruits and vegetables have taste!
If you are ancy and want to know the overarching theme of what i am saying, you need to be sustainable to be free of the hold which you are currently allowing by this mysterious 1%.
Does it make sense? if not, keep reading.
Back to food. We know its important to have a LOCAL food supply that is SUPER HEALTHY for our body, because we are what we eat right?

Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food. ~Hippocrates

The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease. ~Thomas Edison

Now we are getting to it! You want to gain some freedom from this 1%, well, you have to get away from thier biggest industries. PHARMACEUTICALS! DRUGS! LEGAL DRUGS that are worse than the shit you can buy on the street. Once you start taking back your health, you entire life shifts FUNDAMENTALLY. This is one of the greatest chains devised by man to control other men. Control the food and you control the person, think back to the beginning of this, the Native Americans with their Buffalo being driven over cliffs (U2 song – One). You control the food, you control the health.

You start getting healthy, all of sudden you are out of the complex game of allopathic medicine – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allopathic_medicine.

You begin to actually feel things inside you change. Suddenly you find yourself walking more upright, not getting out of breath as easy, next you start stretching and working out, making your body strong – If you dont run you rust ~ Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

You now start realizing that you have more time. You may wake earlier, get more restful sleep, find yourself being more and more alert, better able to be present in the moment and make choices, choices are what you focus on to make your life what it is. Your choices define you. Now you have more energy, you define yourself differently. Now you stay away from shitty food that makes you feel ill, you may notice a change of friends and romantic relationships, your entire life is changing because you changed where and how you spend your money in accordance with keeping things more local, more focused on your person health and growth as a human being, your ability to be influenced by the 1% lessens…. keep reading…

You will notice as you begin to focus more and more on your body/mind and how they interact, you will start spending less on Consumer Therapy. Now if you feel bad, you will take a different avenue of feeling good. perhaps you will run… alone… in the wilderness. before perhaps you would have bought some moronic thingy from the mall that held your interest for a few days or minutes and then, back to feelin shitty. there is a Book by James Berger, Ways of Seeing – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ways_of_Seeing
It shows how we have been allowed ourselves to be guided throughout history to enslave ourselves… If you are not a reader, well, you probably would not have made it through this to read this, if you know of people who are not readers, please try to get them to wake up to the beauty of it. Throughout history, it is books, the written word that has changed and charted the course of man. if you do not read, you will never know why we do what we do and will in turn be less able to change it for yourself and for the rest of us.

I am at a point now where I am living a very comfortable life. I have little in the way of clothes, well, of things in general. i live with my girlfriend, we are preparing to continue our bicycle journey around the world in March, most of the “stuff” we have is in foodstuff and cooking items/utensils. We are to the point now where we find our fun in being in nature, making our salsas and skin products to cover our expenses, exercising, cooking ridiculously healthy fantastic meals…. we had to work for this. There is much to let go of. T.V. sets to get rid of, identification with clothes to drop, many things that many people do without thinking, but that’s the rub, when you start thinking you start to see what is important. Most people wish they had more time in thier lives to simply have some quiet time. Start by dropping things from your life. I let the house go into foreclosure, you cannot reap the rewards unless you are willing to let go. I have time in my life. I feel that I am my own man. This was not easy. Even once I had the time, I was so uncomfortable not “doing” something that I became depressed, all kinds of issues, sexual dysfunction, sleeplessness, skin rashes… All brought about by the stress of finally having free time! I was freaked out! All f that to say, please ask questions to us, to your friends if you have any that have really ‘Downsized’, it will most likely feel weird at first, being free. All those movies where the prisoner just wants to go back to prison – PSYCHOLOGY, understand how you work. You ARE a machine. You are an organic machine of such complexity that you will never be obsolete. You will never be duplicated, you truly are magic and the odds of you being here on this earth are so fantastic that I can honestly think of nothing to say but that you ARE meant to be here. Just do this test if you are not convinced of your perfection and that you were most definitely meant to be here.
I got this from a book I read – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Short_History_of_Nearly_Everything by Bill Bryson…
Hold your arms out to either side, hands open, hug the planet so to speak. Now, look at your left hand, the longest finger (most likely middle) will represent the Big Bang, or the “Beginning”. As you look from the tip of this finger and follow along your arm to your chest, to the other arm and then hand and then again the longest finger or your other hand, you have just witnessed all of time as far as we are concerned with our limited imaginations and for the sake of this lesson…
All along your “timeline”, many things are constantly happening. Mountains rise and fall as do the oceans they loom over. Whole species are born, whole species are lost to time all the way to your fingernail of your right hand on the longest finger, this is when we really started to look “human”, to give you an idea how much time you are dealing with, if you take a nail file and drag it across your finger once, you will have wiped out all of recorded human history.
Do you have a feeling for the immense amount of time? In all of this time, as things were dying and being born, your family tree was growing, there is no end without a beginning. As creatures evolved, some of them eventually evolved into what constitutes your family tree. All through the ages, the right people had to make huge leaps in evolutionary gambles to ensure that you would be born and would be reading these words. Can you imagine all the people that had to stay alive through plagues, cold, hot, war, hunger, surrounded by death, ages of good luck all ensuring that you would be here today. if that is not a blessing, well, good luck.
So you are here under incredible circumstance, its so incredible I don’t even know why we are so focused on it right now!
The power to live a life of perfection is in your hands, not the 1%. You are responsible for “THEY” by the life you choose to live. There is no 1% if there is now you doing what you are doing to allow them to thrive. They are thriving because you are choosing to be ignorant to simple rules of nature and natural laws of the universe.
Does this make sense? I’ll write more later, this is a good warm up for us. Of course, if you have questions, feel free to ask=]

Aloha!

“…Well we’re doing mighty fine I do suppose, in our streak of lightning cars and fancy clothes…”  Johnny Cash, Man in Black

I drifted off on a mental tangent yesterday, well, for a few days now I have been mulling things over, trying to make heads or tails of what has been going on in the world.  Difficult to do I might add as it took a break from social media which was a lot harder than I anticipated. (I’m re-reading this so that I may publish it, It is a little over a week after writing…)

I have been having a hard time accepting much of what I have been seeing on the news, both mainstream and more truth oriented, “un-biased” reporting – http://rt.com/.  Talk of the Great Nation of America passing seedy bills and amendments which virtually undo our pithy couple hundred years of learning from fleeing the British, to being New School Colonists here in North America, doing our very best to forget all the reasons “WE” fled, murdering all the Native peoples in inventive ways to include shooting/driving off cliffs, all the buffalo in the hopes that this would starve them to death, which, shocker, it worked out really well, to the point that there is an interesting scene in the Jim Jarmusch film, Dead Man (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112817/), with Johnny Depp, all about how the goverment will pay a dollar a dead buffalo, so you have guys randomly shooting them from the train as they pass a herd..

All of this culminating in having slaves bring our most respected forefathers thier quill pens so that they may sign the Bill of Rights, allowing for the freedom to pursue happiness for every man, excepting of course if you were black, or Native American, or basically not white, and not having congress with the devil, which was usually discovered by witnessing a person picking herbs to cure an ill, that was evil during these times of freedom for man, no herbs or you are definitely hearing Satan whisper in your ear and the whole town ran the risk of getting the, and I quote, “Evil Eye”…  Yes, a great time for America…  And a great time yet again, here we are, protesting in the streets for our rights, not exactly sure what those rights are now that I take time to TRULY look into the matter with an open heart, taking no sides, 99 or 1 percentile folks, makes no matter, just looking, and what do I see….?

I write this only because I am not angry (I have been growing less angry since beginning this, and now have little to no anger at all, a little stupefied how easily we as humans are led astray, but hey, thats the sheeple problem, not mine, I am O.K. with our species wiping itself from the map, I am O.K., because I am changing my life, day by day, to ensure that I am not part of the reason it happens).  

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. ~Ambrose Bierce

When you are angry, it is always best to meditate lest you show yourself and others the fool in your nature.  Who was it who wrote, take note when arguing with a fool, someone just might see you….

As I look at the Occupy movement objectively I see people PEACEFULLY standing up for thier rights.  In reflection, I ask myself, well, what rights are those to which they primarily speak of….

To answer that question and to save myself some typing, lets take a look at Wikipedia and do some very hightech cutting and pasting.. Borrowed from Wikipedia – Occupy Movement – Article:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupy_movement

The phrase “The 99%” is a political slogan used by protesters of the Occupy movement.[41] It was originally launched as a Tumblr blog page in late August 2011.[42][43] It refers to the concentration of wealth among the top 1% of income earners compared to the other 99 percent;[44] the top 1 percent of income earners nearly tripled after-tax income over the last thirty years according to aCongressional Budget Office (CBO) report.[45]

The report was released just as concerns of the Occupy Wall Street movement were beginning to enter the national political debate.[46] According to the CBO, between 1979 and 2007 the incomes of the top 1% of Americans grew by an average of 275%. During the same time period, the 60% of Americans in the middle of the income scale saw their income rise by 40%. Since 1979 the average pre-tax income for the bottom 90% of households has decreased by $900, while that of the top 1% increased by over $700,000, as federal taxation became less progressive. From 1992-2007 the top 400 income earners in the U.S. saw their income increase 392% and their average tax rate reduced by 37%.[47] In 2009, the average income of the top 1% was $960,000 with a minimum income of $343,927.[48][49][50] In 2007 the richest 1% of the American population owned 34.6% of the country’s total wealth, and the next 19% owned 50.5%. Thus, the top 20% of Americans owned 85% of the country’s wealth and the bottom 80% of the population owned 15% —an example of the Pareto principle. Financial inequality (total net worth minus the value of one’s home)[51] was greater than inequality in total wealth, with the top 1% of the population owning 42.7%, the next 19% of Americans owning 50.3%, and the bottom 80% owning 7%.[52] However, after the Great Recession which started in 2007, the share of total wealth owned by the top 1% of the population grew from 34.6% to 37.1%, and that owned by the top 20% of Americans grew from 85% to 87.7%. The Great Recession also caused a drop of 36.1% in median household wealth but a drop of only 11.1% for the top 1%, further widening the gap between the 1% and the 99%.[52][53][54] During the economic expansion between 2002 and 2007, the income of the top 1% grew 10 times faster than the income of the bottom 90%. In this period 66% of total income gains went to the 1%, who in 2007 had a larger share of total income than at any time since 1928.[55] This is in stark contrast with surveys of US populations that indicate an “ideal” distribution that is much more equal, and a widespread ignorance of the true income inequality and wealth inequality.[56]”   

Let me never be accused of just one source, here we have from the Occupy Together website – http://www.occupytogether.org/occupy-wall-st/

Occupy Wall Street is a people-powered direct action movement that began on September 17, 2011 in Liberty Square in Manhattan’s Financial District. OWS is part of a growing international movement fighting against neoliberal economic practices, the crimes of Wall Street, government controlled by monied interests, and the resulting income inequality, unemployment, environmental destruction, and oppression of people at the front lines of the economic crisis. For more visitwww.occupywallst.org

Here are two sources, of which I would attest to their validity in bringing the message as is intended by the people of the movement, legitimately to us.  What I mean by that is, this is what a major aspect of the movement is for, this is a primary reason why it was started, the Raison d’etre if you will (sounds klassy…no=)

In reading these two explanations and in the hours of video footage I have waded through… articles read late at night, allowing my blood pressure to skyrocket at the thought that my beloved government, which I served in the Navy, a government who would now or has it always been… allow such things to happen, not only happen, but be the cause/driving force of, to the point that now the Occupy protesters must not only defend a growing rift of financial desparity, but now they must rally and defend our very freedoms that were written with pens placed into the noble white hands of our historical heroes by the black hands of their slaves…

Lets not stray shall we, so easy to be misled and taken off course… So we are looking at the primary reason for the Movement.  Money.  I mean, thats what I see when I read everything.  Its primary aim is to figure out a way to diminish this growing chasm between the top 1% of cash producing machines and figure out a way to get some of that cash  to, giggle, “trickle down” as it were. Trickle down, what dumb ass voted for the politician that told them that was the deal. YOU? And you’re still buying it, you’re still voting and talking about how this time it will be different. S H E E P. Obama has more white hairs on his head than ever…. you ever wonder why?

In a super refined sense, it is about a very large group of people being unhappy that they do not share the same economic… what; freedom, luxury, benefit… insert proper word for you here –  with an elect and/or elite fraction of the global population that not only enjoys a life o’ Riley, BUT, is able to control most aspects of those who are Peacefully protesting.

This is very interesting…

Logic would conclude that now we must examine, the How.  How exactly does this very small group, tiny if you look at it, I mean we are creeping on to 7 Billion – 7000000000 people, 1% of that is, hang on, sorry, public schooling meets lazy student…. 70000000 (numbers are made different so you dont get 0 vertigo).  You can see, I hope you can see, that these numbers are vastly different, of course this is supposing that you have a mind that can comprehend such figures and quantities, and here, we diverge from schooling, public, private or otherwise, as these numbers are so large that many people are simply unable to fathom them, even our best and brightest.  For example, this is what these numbers represent in things so you have a better idea:

“A startling reality that helped me put our global population in perspective is the fact that barely one billion minutes have passed in time since Jesus walked upon the earth– thatʼs 60 minutes every hour, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for almost 2,000 years! Other comparisons and illustrations simply boggle our minds.” – From the website of Jerry and Bobby Rankin – http://therankinfile.com/2011/11/population-7000000000/

 

And from Wiki Answers – http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_far_in_feet_is_1000000000_dollars :

Depends on what denomination of money you use: 

1,000,000,000 one dollar bills is 1,000,000,000*6inches=6,000,000,000inches= 500000000 ft=94696.96 miles if laid end to end 

Use my patented Windows desktop calculator and viola, the number in miles of 7 Billion laid end to end = 662878.72 miles, so now we start getting tricky, and you can get as tricky as you would like, you have the numbers now, you have the piece, for example, the circumference of the earth in miles is;

24,901.55 miles (40,075.16 kilometers)

http://geography.about.com/library/faq/blqzcircumference.htm

Using said calculator again, this is 26.6199…etc. times around the planet, dollar bills laid end to end…

Chihuahuas are a bit trickier as we have to use the height, I’m having trouble finding length, so height, from wiki, we see they are from 6-15 inches high – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chihuahua_(dog)

we will use the number 13, err on the side of caution, afterall, everything is bigger these days and I want a number that has some flavor, 10 or 11 will give some odd looking almost identical number, i wanna see change in numerals, not just decimal places.., Thirteen (13) inches, now using the web – http://www.metric-conversions.org/length/miles-to-inches.htm

we see that our number of miles of dollar bills – 662878.72, end to end is 41999995699.2  in inches.  Thats a lot, I dont even know what I am doing anymore that number is so big!  Now we convert it to Chihuahuas…

3,230,768,899.938462, Dios Mio, thats quite a stack of puppies!  That stack of Chi whooahh whoas comes within .21inches of the lunar surface (http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Display=Facts&Object=Moon) .  They almost reach the moon, thats how big 7 billion is in Chihuahuas, that number is fantastic and yet, its what we have, so, one percent of this controls the other 99%.  My initial reaction is to jump up and grab a poster, which i did very briefly in San Diego, Super briefly, we were there for 10 minutes at the most, I am not going to fake the funk, I am not hardcore when it comes to Occupying Peaceful Protesting.  I have my reasons which are not needed for this discussion…

I find myself in awe that such a teeny tiny group can keep such a massive group at bay, almost like a piece of dental floss holding back the, yeah, imagine the Hoover Dam being a piece of dental floss, I may be a little off, so lets say, for sake of argument as I do not want to do the math for this comparison, lets say a strip of super ninja reinforced concrete steel holding back all the waters that currently we seek the Hoover Dam to tame.  the Hoover dam which is so massive the concrete will STILL BE HARDENING after our death!

Bad analogy, I dunno, I’m grooving with it, so onward, how does this happen?  This is a much more complex answer, one that takes in every aspect of our growth not only as a species, but our interaction with nature, spirituality, so vast, it is our total history since the dawn of whatever simply because for our linear thinking, we think in terms of Past present and future, this is called linear thinking as it does nto allow for anything outside of it, only that flat dimension of you, a point on the graph at ANY given moment is always only moving forward.  other modes of thinking about time have you as a point moving in, around, up, down, through, etc.

For us, we think in the linear way as that is what we are taught, ergo it is how our minds must think about this particular subject as we are talking about how other groups who use this same thinking and apply it to thier worlds.  You must be on the same page to have a conversation/debate/argument about anything.  Sorry, it takes time to synchrnize pages…

But now we are,

We are moving forward and at some point, there were leaders.  They led either due to a group necessity for a single point of answers, of it not answers a single entity amongst the group where everyone could look to for guidance, strength, hope, decision making.  A person who would shoulder the individual responsibilities of the whole, so that the whole could become larger if that single entity/person, was a good leader.  Here we come to the crux of things I believe, for it is the “good” in the leader which now comes to question.  Is good a leader who would seek to care and nurture all the inhabitants of the group and look out for thier own safety and strength?  Does this leader view his/her/its success by growth of the group?  Or Growth of the resources of the group but not necessarily the size of the group…?  Or perhaps growth of the group regardless of resource growth…?  or growth fo the group regardless of resources and will kill off group… will move group around to find other resources, will decide that it is imperitive that thier particular group be the one to grow, vis a vis, other groups must give up thier free will to do what they wish as now thier resources are more important to fit our original groups ideal of society and advancement on the linear scale of time…, or further, if the group who’s resources are in question for the other group will not willing ‘give up the goods’ so to speak, will our fearless leader of our original group then decide to wage, WAR, on this secondary group deemed not important by our original group…  Will the war be to make this secondary group join the first group, or, will the war be to eradicte the second group as they are not worthy to mix with our original tribe… perhaps even there will only be partial genocide and, PRISONERS OF WAR, will be taken and used for various purposes.  Perhaps they can be used for dangerous work that keeps the original tribe unable to expand as it wishes, now that there is, SLAVE LABOR, or original group can begin to really expand….

There are many ways to judge whether a leader is good or bad, many times it depends upon what side of things we are when we make the judgement call.  This is so very difficult to do, for even some of the slaves, having hated thier station in the secondary tribe, may find thier new lives in our original tribve to be preffereed for whatever reason.

Many times it is not for us to understand, only to accept.  And yet, a brief look at human history and you will see that ACCEPTANCE is far from being a readily hardwired trait.  But this is another discussion, perhaps for later in these paragraphs of 1’s and 0’s.

So we have our fearless leader, and he is considered good, he is responsible for the growth and safety of the tribe, at a point, if the trive is big enough, the methods and means for keeping the tribve safe and secure, flourishing amidst a sea of insecurity and endless possibility, the job of the “security” of the group becomes so separate and compartmentalized, that its means and methods are not seen by the whole.

In other words, now the people must judge the leader by end result logic, what matters now is the ENDS, not so much the MEANS, and who can blame them, there is so much going on that the MEANS are interconnected to everything, and the most “bad” ways of bringing about the security are not seen by the eyes of the many, or the highest percentage, so they are not focused on.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind.

The End result is viewed as the determining factor for the judgement on our leader.  Good, Bad, indifferent, impartial, the list of adjectives and words to define leaders based on the company you are in has been growing since the first leader was put in place or killed to get it.  Semantics/legaleze;

Semantics (from Greek sēmantiká, neuter plural of sēmantikós)[1][2] is the study of meaning. It focuses on the relation between signifiers, such as wordsphrasessigns and symbols, and what they stand for, their denotata.

Linguistic semantics is the study of meaning that is used by humans to express themselves through language. Other forms of semantics include the semantics of programming languages, formal logics, and semiotics. – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semantics

 

Definition of Legaleze

Le”gal*ize (lē”gal*īz), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Legalized (- īzd); p. pr. & vb. n. Legalizing (- ī`z&ibreve;ng).] [Cf. F. légaliser.] 1.To make legal.

2. (Theol.) To interpret or apply in a legal spirit.

– Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
I do not know the validity of this definition for legaleze as it was one fo the only ones I bothered to look at, the Urban Dictionary had not yet defined it, and I wasnt in a Google Ninja mood, so we settle for that definition from this site – http://freefactfinder.com/definition/Legaleze.html, and hope for the best.  When i use legaleze, it is the same vein as semantics, meaning, I say legaleze to represent the slew of words that are so technical in nature that the person signing either gets screwed or ends up screwing many.
According to all this, if you can rememebr where we were going, how did all this come to be, that the many are held fast by the very few…
Its our leadership, I mean, this must be a very small part of it.  We can possible see how things would come to the way they are currently without us really knowing how…
Of course, while things are growing, we can see what is gong on.  Right, the group always grows biugger and bigger, at every step of the way we are able to see major signs of what is going on.  It is through these signs that we, as members of the group, in deference/hostility/open communication/congress/accord/peaceably/in finitum, work with our leaders to direct the flow of where the group is heading, for it is the good of the group, not the leader that decisions must be made, which is why the group deicdes who leads.  If the leader fo the group is there by force, this must be squashed early or that leader will eventually becoe entrenched and even more difficult to remove.
There is always a point in the group, no matter how many chihuahuas tall, that signs are present, so when we look at a group and see thier leader, and we see the group judgement of the leader, if it does not fall into the “good” for the group category, we must assume on a very simplistic basis, that the group still wants that person in charge of them, otherwise, why would they be there?  If the leader is an individual or governing body, even at its largest size, will still be a fraction of the main body of people.  EVEN if this small ruling party has a force which it uses to subjegate the others, this force will be smaller than the whole, EVEN if it has weapons it would use on the main group, it will do so at risk, for what is a group of dead to a leader?  Who would the leader be leading.  A King without a castkle is no king at all..
There must then be a different way to rule the whole without losing the whole.  Another tool that enables a small group to contain a large group.
For this we turn to Science, most importantly, Psychology.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychology;

Psychology

Further information: Outline of psychology and Index of psychology articlesPsychology is the study of the mind, partly via the study of behavior.[1] Its immediate goal is to understand individuals and groups by both establishing general principles and researching specific cases.[2][3] For many, the ultimate goal of psychology is to benefit society.[4][5] In this field, a professional practitioner or researcher is called a psychologist, and can be classified as a social scientistbehavioral scientist, or cognitive scientist. Psychologists attempt to understand the role of mental functions in individual and social behavior, while also exploring thephysiological and neurobiological processes that underlie certain functions and behaviors.

Psychologists explore such concepts as perceptioncognitionattentionemotion,phenomenologymotivationbrain functioningpersonalitybehavior, and interpersonal relationships. Some, especially depth psychologists, also consider the unconscious mind.aPsychologists employ empirical methods to infer causal and correlational relationships between psychosocial variables. In addition, or in opposition, to employing empirical and deductivemethods, some—especially clinical and counseling psychologists—at times rely upon symbolic interpretation and other inductive techniques. Psychology incorporates research from the social sciencesnatural sciences, and humanities, such as philosophy.

While psychological knowledge is often applied to the assessment and treatment of mental health problems, it is also applied to understanding and solving problems in many different spheres of human activity. The majority of psychologists are involved in some kind of therapeutic role, practicing in clinical, counseling, or school settings. Many do scientific research on a wide range of topics related to mental processes and behavior, and typically work in university psychology departments or teach in other academic settings. Some are employed in industrial and organizational settings, or in other areas[6] such as human development and agingsports,health, and the media, as well as in criminal justice and other aspects of law.

We know what psychology is now, once we look at psychology, and again, i do apolozie, this may be the wrong method of deduction, I’m hoping that it illustrates that thier MUST BE some method in the madness when thinking about such things as they are very complex, as are all the machinations of man, if we do not really look at them, as you would turn an apple in the sun, looking at all its angles and surfaces, thinking about the sun, rain, earth, everything that went into putting it in your hand, you will not have a clear picture.
As we are human, getting clear pictures of things is very difficult as we deal with other people many times when thinking and no one honestly knows what lurks in the hearts of men.  So we would be wise to see as thoroughly as possible, lest we fail to account for the best of our groups future with our judgement.  For now, enough…..
Time to run in the canyon=]  Aloha…
CheeeeeeHOOOOOOOOO!
Where were we, yes, looking at one angle of how we have arrived at :

 

destroy the image and you break the enemy – Master Bruce Lee’s teacher – Enter the Dragon.

Lets wrap this up. No need to drag out what is easily written. You will never be able to have a share of the what the 1% has. They take so much for them selves that if everyone wwere to figure out a way to live with the oppulence, which is code for EXTREME WASTE, then we would have a global crisis within weeks. I hope you never het the wealth that they have amassed at your detriment. In fact, I would rather most of the 99% die than get what the 1% has. I do not want a simple changing of guard which is what the Occupy movement suggests for many people, no, I want a DIFFERENT WAY OF LIFE FOR US ALL.
If you look at things rationally and logically, the EASIEST WAY to achieve you goals and aims as the 995 is what…. THINK DAMNIT! Act like your very existence is on the line, the existence of your species as a free animal and not a caged beast suffering. THINK>
What would be the best way to achieve your aims and yet, I am willing to bet that NOT ONE of you will begin to do it until necessity demands, or you get your big push……

Any takers, any sheep wanna shed their wool and become Wolves?

You have to change your individual life to become one that is ultra sustainable. Every angle of your life must be made to fit a basic model in which your person and the planet come before everything else. You begin by revamping your entire diet, the whole thing, it needs to be plant based, this is what science/religion/spiritual practice/common F’ing sense tell us is best for the human being. PLANT BASED DIET. Thats step one and here is a list of places to start your search:

http://michaelpollan.com/books/in-defense-of-food/

http://gentleworld.org/

http://www.forksoverknives.com/

Now we are eating healthy. How does this help me change the influence “THEY” have over me? Well, it is many fold. For starters, you will naturally gravitate to farmers markets. A huge thing with this is WHERE YOU SPEND YOUR MONEY. By giving your money to people who grow food in a manner that is full of caring and respect, you begin to build community structured around positively charged fuel for your very being. There is nothing more perfect than food that is natural and organic. We are NATURAL, What do you think you are? You are a monkey, separated by less than 2% difference in the DNA coding…. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_evolutionary_genetics)
YOU ARE AN ANIMAL. Get used to it.
As an animal you require food which is grown in accord with the laws of nature, not of man. Man would have you believe that food is to be grown in Giant Scale, with oil based fertilizers and pesticides, harvested by large machines, picked long before it is ready so that it may make the trip across the world in storage containers and end up in your grocery store. Do you really think it is normal for you to be getting mangoes in January in Philly. Wake up.
Already you have now offset the control exerted over you by being local, your food now comes from your surrounding area, not from THOUSANDS of miles away, this is important as it gives you control of your food.
You can see how it is raised, what goes into it, you can directly control the production of what you use to sustain your LIFE. THAT IS IMPORTANT! If you cannot see why it is important, well, good luck.
Now your money is being used to subsidize small scale farming using honest practices and not raping the earth. You WILL notice a difference. I bet some of you dont even realize that fruits and vegetables have taste!
If you are ancy and want to know the overarching theme of what i am saying, you need to be sustainable to be free of the hold which you are currently allowing by this mysterious 1%.
Does it make sense? if not, keep reading.
Back to food. We know its important to have a LOCAL food supply that is SUPER HEALTHY for our body, because we are what we eat right?

Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food. ~Hippocrates

The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease. ~Thomas Edison

Now we are getting to it! You want to gain some freedom from this 1%, well, you have to get away from thier biggest industries. PHARMACEUTICALS! DRUGS! LEGAL DRUGS that are worse than the shit you can buy on the street. Once you start taking back your health, you entire life shifts FUNDAMENTALLY. This is one of the greatest chains devised by man to control other men. Control the food and you control the person, think back to the beginning of this, the Native Americans with their Buffalo being driven over cliffs (U2 song – One). You control the food, you control the health.

You start getting healthy, all of sudden you are out of the complex game of allopathic medicine – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allopathic_medicine.

An open letter to all of US (U.S., get it =), especially those attempting to Occupy a different space, the 99% and the 1%, Big and small….

“…Well we’re doing mighty fine I do suppose, in our streak of lightning cars and fancy clothes…”  Johnny Cash, Man in Black

I drifted off on a mental tangent yesterday, well, for a few days now I have been mulling things over, trying to make heads or tails of what has been going on in the world.  Difficult to do I might add as it took a break from social media which was a lot harder than I anticipated. (I’m re-reading this so that I may publish it without looking like too much of a moron…)

I have been having a hard time accepting much of what I have been seeing on the news, both mainstream and more truth oriented, “un-biased” reporting – http://rt.com/.  Talk of the Great Nation of America passing seedy bills and amendments which virtually undo our pithy couple hundred years of learning from fleeing the British, to being New School Colonists here in North America, doing our very best to forget all the reasons “WE” fled, murdering all the Native peoples in inventive ways to include shooting/driving off cliffs, all the buffalo in the hopes that this would starve them to death, which, shocker, it worked out really well, to the point that there is an interesting scene in the Jim Jarmusch film, Dead Man (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112817/), with Johnny Depp, all about how the goverment will pay a dollar a dead buffalo, so you have guys randomly shooting them from the train as they pass a herd..
I’m rambling again…

All of this culminating in having slaves bring our most respected forefathers thier quill pens so that they may sign the Bill of Rights, allowing for the freedom to pursue happiness for every man, excepting of course if you were black, or Native American, or basically not white, and not having congress with the devil, which was usually discovered by witnessing a person picking herbs to cure an ill, that was evil during these times of freedom for man, no herbs or you are definitely hearing Satan whisper in your ear and the whole town ran the risk of getting the, and I quote, “Evil Eye”…  Yes, a great time for America…  And a great time yet again, here we are, protesting in the streets for our rights, not exactly sure what those rights are now that I take time to TRULY look into the matter with an open heart, taking no sides, 99 or 1 percentile folks, makes no matter, just looking, and what do I see….?

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. ~Ambrose Bierce

When you are angry, it is always best to meditate lest you show yourself and others the fool in your nature.  Who was it who wrote, take note when arguing with a fool, someone just might see you….

I’m finally free of anger from the whole idea that we are the only reason for things being any less than idyllic in our world. Now it is a sadness, but, it’s not anger, so I can write about it….

As I look at the Occupy movement objectively, or as objective as I am able… I see people PEACEFULLY (which is a good move as it is different from the norm and very different from most major league sporting events) standing up for thier rights.  In reflection, I ask myself, well, what rights are those to which they primarily speak of….

To answer that question and to save myself some typing, lets take a look at Wikipedia and do some very hightech cutting and pasting.. Borrowed from Wikipedia – Occupy Movement – Article:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupy_movement

The phrase “The 99%” is a political slogan used by protesters of the Occupy movement.[41] It was originally launched as a Tumblr blog page in late August 2011.[42][43] It refers to the concentration of wealth among the top 1% of income earners compared to the other 99 percent;[44] the top 1 percent of income earners nearly tripled after-tax income over the last thirty years according to aCongressional Budget Office (CBO) report.[45]

The report was released just as concerns of the Occupy Wall Street movement were beginning to enter the national political debate.[46] According to the CBO, between 1979 and 2007 the incomes of the top 1% of Americans grew by an average of 275%. During the same time period, the 60% of Americans in the middle of the income scale saw their income rise by 40%. Since 1979 the average pre-tax income for the bottom 90% of households has decreased by $900, while that of the top 1% increased by over $700,000, as federal taxation became less progressive. From 1992-2007 the top 400 income earners in the U.S. saw their income increase 392% and their average tax rate reduced by 37%.[47] In 2009, the average income of the top 1% was $960,000 with a minimum income of $343,927.[48][49][50] In 2007 the richest 1% of the American population owned 34.6% of the country’s total wealth, and the next 19% owned 50.5%. Thus, the top 20% of Americans owned 85% of the country’s wealth and the bottom 80% of the population owned 15% —an example of the Pareto principle. Financial inequality (total net worth minus the value of one’s home)[51] was greater than inequality in total wealth, with the top 1% of the population owning 42.7%, the next 19% of Americans owning 50.3%, and the bottom 80% owning 7%.[52] However, after the Great Recession which started in 2007, the share of total wealth owned by the top 1% of the population grew from 34.6% to 37.1%, and that owned by the top 20% of Americans grew from 85% to 87.7%. The Great Recession also caused a drop of 36.1% in median household wealth but a drop of only 11.1% for the top 1%, further widening the gap between the 1% and the 99%.[52][53][54] During the economic expansion between 2002 and 2007, the income of the top 1% grew 10 times faster than the income of the bottom 90%. In this period 66% of total income gains went to the 1%, who in 2007 had a larger share of total income than at any time since 1928.[55] This is in stark contrast with surveys of US populations that indicate an “ideal” distribution that is much more equal, and a widespread ignorance of the true income inequality and wealth inequality.[56]”   

Let me never be accused of just one source, here we have from the Occupy Together website – http://www.occupytogether.org/occupy-wall-st/

Occupy Wall Street is a people-powered direct action movement that began on September 17, 2011 in Liberty Square in Manhattan’s Financial District. OWS is part of a growing international movement fighting against neoliberal economic practices, the crimes of Wall Street, government controlled by monied interests, and the resulting income inequality, unemployment, environmental destruction, and oppression of people at the front lines of the economic crisis. For more visitwww.occupywallst.org

Here are two sources, of which I would attest to their validity in bringing the message as is intended by the people of the movement, legitimately to us.  What I mean by that is, this is what a major aspect of the movement is for, this is a primary reason why it was started, the Raison d’etre if you will (sounds klassy…no=)

In reading these two explanations and in the hours of video footage I have waded through… articles read late at night, allowing my blood pressure to skyrocket at the thought that my beloved government, which I kind of proudly served in the Navy, a government who would now allow such things to happen, not only happen, but be the cause/driving force of, to the point that now the Occupy protesters must not only defend a growing rift of financial desparity, but now they must rally and defend our very freedoms that were written with pens placed into the noble white hands of our historical heroes by the black hands of their slaves… Just driving that point home, the house was built on a few lies… just a few…

Looking at the primary reason for the Movement.  Money.  That’s what I see when I read everything.  Its primary aim is to figure out a way to diminish this growing chasm between the top 1% of cash producing machines and figure out a way to get some of that cash  to, giggle, “trickle down” as it were. Trickle down, what dumb ass voted for the politician that told them that was the deal. And here some of us still sit, pails in hand, wondering when the fabled money will ever begin to trickle into our hands… Are we agreed that money is the primary subject…

In a super refined sense, it is about a very large group of people being unhappy that they do not share the same economic… what; freedom, luxury, benefit… insert proper word for you here –  with an elect and/or elite fraction of the global population that not only enjoys a life o’ Riley, BUT, is able to control most aspects of those who are Peacefully protesting.

This is very interesting…

Logic would conclude that now we must examine, the How.  How exactly does this very small group, tiny if you look at it, I mean we are creeping on to 7 Billion – 7000000000 people, 1% of that is, hang on, sorry, public schooling meets lazy student…. 70000000 (numbers are made different so you dont get 0 vertigo).  You can see, I hope you can see, that these numbers are vastly different, of course this is supposing that you have a mind that can comprehend such figures and quantities, and here, we diverge from schooling, public, private or otherwise, as these numbers are so large that many people are simply unable to fathom them, even our best and brightest.  For example, this is what these numbers represent in things so you have a better idea:

“A startling reality that helped me put our global population in perspective is the fact that barely one billion minutes have passed in time since Jesus walked upon the earth– thatʼs 60 minutes every hour, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for almost 2,000 years! Other comparisons and illustrations simply boggle our minds.” – From the website of Jerry and Bobby Rankin – http://therankinfile.com/2011/11/population-7000000000/

 

And from Wiki Answers – http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_far_in_feet_is_1000000000_dollars :

Depends on what denomination of money you use: 

1,000,000,000 one dollar bills is 1,000,000,000*6inches=6,000,000,000inches= 500000000 ft=94696.96 miles if laid end to end 

Use my patented Windows desktop calculator and viola, the number in miles of 7 Billion laid end to end = 662878.72 miles, so now we start getting tricky, and you can get as tricky as you would like, you have the numbers now, you have the piece, for example, the circumference of the earth in miles is;

24,901.55 miles (40,075.16 kilometers)

http://geography.about.com/library/faq/blqzcircumference.htm

Using said calculator again, this is 26.6199…etc. times around the planet, dollar bills laid end to end…

Chihuahuas are a bit trickier as we have to use the height, I’m having trouble finding length, so height, from wiki, we see they are from 6-15 inches high – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chihuahua_(dog)

we will use the number 13, err on the side of caution, afterall, everything is bigger these days and I want a number that has some flavor, 10 or 11 will give some odd looking almost identical number, i wanna see change in numerals, not just decimal places.., Thirteen (13) inches, now using the web – http://www.metric-conversions.org/length/miles-to-inches.htm

we see that our number of miles of dollar bills – 662878.72, end to end is 41999995699.2  in inches.  Thats a lot, I dont even know what I am doing anymore that number is so big!  Now we convert it to Chihuahuas…

3,230,768,899.938462, Dios Mio, thats quite a stack of puppies!  That stack of Chi whooahh whoas comes within .21inches of the lunar surface (http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Display=Facts&Object=Moon) .  They almost reach the moon, thats how big 7 billion is in Chihuahuas, that number is fantastic and yet, its what we have, so, one percent of this controls the other 99%.  My initial reaction is to jump up and grab a poster, which i did very briefly in San Diego, Super briefly, we were there for 10 minutes at the most, I am not going to fake the funk, I am not hardcore when it comes to Occupying Peaceful Protesting.  I have my reasons which are not needed for this discussion…

I find myself in awe that such a teeny tiny group can keep such a massive group at bay, almost like a piece of dental floss holding back the, yeah, imagine the Hoover Dam being a piece of dental floss, I may be a little off, so lets say, for sake of argument as I do not want to do the math for this comparison, lets say a strip of super ninja reinforced concrete steel holding back all the waters that currently we seek the Hoover Dam to tame.  the Hoover dam which is so massive the concrete will STILL BE HARDENING after our death!

Bad analogy, I dunno, I’m grooving with it, so onward, how does this happen?  This is a much more complex answer, one that takes in every aspect of our growth not only as a species, but our interaction with nature, spirituality, so vast, it is our total history since the dawn of whatever simply because for our linear thinking, we think in terms of Past present and future, this is called linear thinking as it does nto allow for anything outside of it, only that flat dimension of you, a point on the graph at ANY given moment is always only moving forward.  other modes of thinking about time have you as a point moving in, around, up, down, through, etc.

For us, we think in the linear way as that is what we are taught, ergo it is how our minds must think about this particular subject as we are talking about how other groups who use this same thinking and apply it to thier worlds.  You must be on the same page to have a conversation/debate/argument about anything.  Sorry, it takes time to synchrnize pages…

But now we are,

We are moving forward and at some point, there were leaders.  They led either due to a group necessity for a single point of answers, a single entity amongst the group where everyone could look to for guidance, strength, hope, decision making.  A person who would shoulder the individual responsibilities of the whole, so that the whole could become larger if that single entity/person, was a good leader.  Here we come to the crux of things I believe, for it is the “good” in the leader which now comes to question.  Is good a leader who would seek to care and nurture all the inhabitants of the group and look out for thier own safety and strength?  Does this leader view his/her/its success by growth of the group?  Or Growth of the resources of the group but not necessarily the size of the group…?  Or perhaps growth of the group regardless of resource growth…?  or growth of the group regardless of resources and will kill off group… A leader who will move the group around to find other resources, will decide that it is imperitive that thier particular group be the one to grow, vis a vis, other groups must give up thier free will to do what they wish as now thier resources are more important to fit our original groups ideal of society and advancement on the linear scale of time…, or further, if the group who’s resources are in question for the other group will not willing ‘give up the goods’ so to speak, will our fearless leader of our original group then decide to wage, WAR, on this secondary group deemed not important by our original group…  Will the war be to make this secondary group join the first group, or, will the war be to eradicte the second group as they are not worthy to mix with our original tribe… perhaps even there will only be partial genocide and, PRISONERS OF WAR, will be taken and used for various purposes.  Perhaps they can be used for dangerous work that keeps the original tribe unable to expand as it wishes, now that there is, SLAVE LABOR, or original group can begin to really expand….

There are many ways to judge whether a leader is good or bad, many times it depends upon what side of things we are when we make the judgement call.  This is so very difficult to do, for even some of the slaves, having hated thier station in the secondary tribe, may find thier new lives in our original tribe to be preferred for whatever reason.

Many times it is not for us to understand, only to accept.  And yet, a brief look at human history and you will see that ACCEPTANCE is far from being a readily hardwired trait.  But this is another discussion, perhaps for later in these paragraphs of 1’s and 0’s.

So we have our fearless leader, and he is considered good, he is responsible for the growth and safety of the tribe, at a point, if the trive is big enough, the methods and means for keeping the tribve safe and secure, flourishing amidst a sea of insecurity and endless possibility, the job of the “security” of the group becomes so separate and compartmentalized, that its means and methods are not seen by the whole.

In other words, now the people must judge the leader by end result logic, what matters now is the ENDS, not so much the MEANS, and who can blame them, there is so much going on that the MEANS are interconnected to everything, and the most “bad” ways of bringing about the security are not seen by the eyes of the many, or the highest percentage, so they are not focused on.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind.

The End result is viewed as the determining factor for the judgement on our leader.  Good, Bad, indifferent, impartial, the list of adjectives and words to define leaders based on the company you are in has been growing since the first leader was put in place or killed to get it.  Semantics/legaleze;

Semantics (from Greek sēmantiká, neuter plural of sēmantikós)[1][2] is the study of meaning. It focuses on the relation between signifiers, such as wordsphrasessigns and symbols, and what they stand for, their denotata.

Linguistic semantics is the study of meaning that is used by humans to express themselves through language. Other forms of semantics include the semantics of programming languages, formal logics, and semiotics. – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semantics

 

Definition of Legaleze

Le”gal*ize (lē”gal*īz), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Legalized (- īzd); p. pr. & vb. n. Legalizing (- ī`z&ibreve;ng).] [Cf. F. légaliser.] 1.To make legal.

2. (Theol.) To interpret or apply in a legal spirit.

– Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
I do not know the validity of this definition for legaleze as it was one fo the only ones I bothered to look at, the Urban Dictionary had not yet defined it, and I wasnt in a Google Ninja mood, so we settle for that definition from this site – http://freefactfinder.com/definition/Legaleze.html, and hope for the best.  When i use legaleze, it is the same vein as semantics, meaning, I say legaleze to represent the slew of words that are so technical in nature that the person signing either gets screwed or ends up screwing many.
According to all this, if you can rememebr where we were going, how did all this come to be, that the many are held fast by the very few…
Its our leadership, I mean, this must be a very small part of it.  We can possible see how things would come to the way they are currently without us really knowing how…
Of course, while things are growing, we can see what is gong on.  Right, the group always grows biugger and bigger, at every step of the way we are able to see major signs of what is going on.  It is through these signs that we, as members of the group, in deference/hostility/open communication/congress/accord/peaceably/in finitum, work with our leaders to direct the flow of where the group is heading, for it is the good of the group, not the leader that decisions must be made, which is why the group deicdes who leads.  If the leader fo the group is there by force, this must be squashed early or that leader will eventually becoe entrenched and even more difficult to remove.
There is always a point in the group, no matter how many chihuahuas tall, that signs are present, so when we look at a group and see thier leader, and we see the group judgement of the leader, if it does not fall into the “good” for the group category, we must assume on a very simplistic basis, that the group still wants that person in charge of them, otherwise, why would they be there?  If the leader is an individual or governing body, even at its largest size, will still be a fraction of the main body of people.  EVEN if this small ruling party has a force which it uses to subjegate the others, this force will be smaller than the whole, EVEN if it has weapons it would use on the main group, it will do so at risk, for what is a group of dead to a leader?  Who would the leader be leading.  A King without a castkle is no king at all..
There must then be a different way to rule the whole without losing the whole.  Another tool that enables a small group to contain a large group.
For this we turn to Science, most importantly, Psychology.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychology;

Psychology

Further information: Outline of psychology and Index of psychology articlesPsychology is the study of the mind, partly via the study of behavior.[1] Its immediate goal is to understand individuals and groups by both establishing general principles and researching specific cases.[2][3] For many, the ultimate goal of psychology is to benefit society.[4][5] In this field, a professional practitioner or researcher is called a psychologist, and can be classified as a social scientistbehavioral scientist, or cognitive scientist. Psychologists attempt to understand the role of mental functions in individual and social behavior, while also exploring thephysiological and neurobiological processes that underlie certain functions and behaviors.

Psychologists explore such concepts as perceptioncognitionattentionemotion,phenomenologymotivationbrain functioningpersonalitybehavior, and interpersonal relationships. Some, especially depth psychologists, also consider the unconscious mind.aPsychologists employ empirical methods to infer causal and correlational relationships between psychosocial variables. In addition, or in opposition, to employing empirical and deductivemethods, some—especially clinical and counseling psychologists—at times rely upon symbolic interpretation and other inductive techniques. Psychology incorporates research from the social sciencesnatural sciences, and humanities, such as philosophy.

While psychological knowledge is often applied to the assessment and treatment of mental health problems, it is also applied to understanding and solving problems in many different spheres of human activity. The majority of psychologists are involved in some kind of therapeutic role, practicing in clinical, counseling, or school settings. Many do scientific research on a wide range of topics related to mental processes and behavior, and typically work in university psychology departments or teach in other academic settings. Some are employed in industrial and organizational settings, or in other areas[6] such as human development and agingsports,health, and the media, as well as in criminal justice and other aspects of law.

We know what psychology is now, once we look at psychology, and again, I do apolozie, this may be the wrong method of deduction, I’m hoping that it illustrates that thier MUST BE some method in the madness when thinking about such things as they are very complex, as are all the machinations of man, if we do not really look at them, as you would turn an apple in the sun, looking at all its angles and surfaces, thinking about the sun, rain, earth, everything that went into putting it in your hand, you will not have a clear picture.
As we are human, getting clear pictures of things is very difficult as we deal with other people many times when thinking and no one honestly knows what lurks in the hearts of men.  So we would be wise to see as thoroughly as possible, lest we fail to account for the best of our groups future with our judgement.  For now, enough…..
Time to run in the canyon=]  Aloha…
CheeeeeeHOOOOOOOOO!
Where were we, yes, looking at one angle of how we have arrived at :

 

Destroy the image and you break the enemy – Master Bruce Lee’s teacher – Enter the Dragon.

Lets wrap this up. I realize now that this could easily end up being a diatribe of such proportions that we will not have a clue what is even being talked about if I go much longer…
No need to drag out what is easily written. You will never be able to have a share of the what the 1% has. And why would you want to have it? In order to have it, you would have to do what they are doing, dont you see that. If it was a world of peace and prosperity for all that was truly wanted, it would be there, it is not so, it is one of power, as old a story as history can remember….
As with anything that seeks to see problems, it must also have answers… This is where a person shows their face to the world. If you have no answres, only bitching, than we know who you are. if you have answers that are set in concrete we have a judgmental fool, so answers that would stand up in debate, for this is what is happening now, our ability to survive as a species is in debate, and what is most in debate is how do we live with one another, what is the right way and who is it right for, who is deciding how we live. Many would say the 1%, I however differ entirely on that point and would seek to show the 99% that they are in fact the only reason that what is happening is happening.
What am I saying here… The reason the 1% are able to do what they are doing, and I speak this way for you, I look at things in a vastly different matter, most of the 1% dont realize how necessary they are to get the rest of the 99% to a point of growth, a point where they will start to think in completely different terms. They are there to push most of you not some sort of positive action regarding something special and specific to you who is currently bitching about things… Understand, no man is a teacher without a student and there are no students without teachers….
Answers, how do you begin to minimize the hold by the 1%, or more specifically, your boggeyman who keeps you enslaved in your own ignorance, you are the 1%, Know This…. now keep reading once you realize that you make your own bed….

You begin by revamping your entire diet, the whole thing, it needs to be plant based, this is what science/religion/spiritual practice/common F’ing sense tell us is best for the human being and now it is what is best for the world. PLANT BASED DIET. Start healing the individual, thats you, on a deep level. Here is a list of places to start your search:

http://michaelpollan.com/books/in-defense-of-food/

http://gentleworld.org/

http://www.forksoverknives.com/

Now we are eating healthy. How does this help change the influence “THEY” have over me? Well, it is many fold. For starters, you will naturally gravitate to farmers markets. A huge thing with this is WHERE YOU SPEND YOUR MONEY. By giving your money to people who grow food in a manner that is full of caring and respect, you begin to build community structured around positively charged fuel for your very being. There is nothing more perfect than food that is natural and organic. We are NATURAL, What do you think you are? You are a monkey, separated by less than 2% difference in the DNA coding…. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_evolutionary_genetics)
YOU ARE AN ANIMAL. Get used to it.
As an animal you require food which is grown in accord with the laws of nature, not of man. Man would have you believe that food is to be grown in Giant Scale, with oil based fertilizers and pesticides, harvested by large machines, picked long before it is ready so that it may make the trip across the world in storage containers and end up in your grocery store. Do you really think it is normal for you to be getting mangoes in January……………………. in Philly. Wake up.

Already you have now offset the control exerted over you by being local, your food now comes from your surrounding area, not from THOUSANDS of miles away, this is important as it gives you control of your food. And gives the people who grow food in your area control of the market system! This is super important, you keep your local supply chain working strong so it can be stand alone…. do you understand?
You can see how it is raised, what goes into it, you can directly control the production of what you use to sustain your LIFE. THAT IS IMPORTANT! If you cannot see why it is important, well, good luck.
Now your money is being used to subsidize small scale farming using honest practices and not raping the earth. You WILL notice a difference. I bet some of you dont even realize that fruits and vegetables have taste!
If you are ancy and want to know the overarching theme of what i am saying, you need to be sustainable to be free of the hold which you are currently allowing by this mysterious 1%.
Does it make sense? if not, keep reading.
Back to food. We know its important to have a LOCAL food supply that is SUPER HEALTHY for our body, because we are what we eat right?

Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food. ~Hippocrates

The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease. ~Thomas Edison

Now we are getting to it! You want to gain some freedom from this 1%, well, you have to get away from thier biggest industries. PHARMACEUTICALS! DRUGS! LEGAL DRUGS that are worse than the shit you can buy on the street. Once you start taking back your health, you entire life shifts FUNDAMENTALLY. This is one of the greatest chains devised by man to control other men. Control the food and you control the person, think back to the beginning of this, the Native Americans with their Buffalo being driven over cliffs (U2 song – One). You control the food, you control the health.

You start getting healthy, all of sudden you are out of the complex game of allopathic medicine – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allopathic_medicine.

You begin to actually feel things inside you change. Suddenly you find yourself walking more upright, not getting out of breath as easy, next you start stretching and working out, making your body strong – If you dont run you rust ~ Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

You now start realizing that you have more time. You may wake earlier, get more restful sleep, find yourself being more and more alert, better able to be present in the moment and make choices, choices are what you focus on to make your life what it is. Your choices define you. Now you have more energy, you define yourself differently. Now you stay away from shitty food that makes you feel ill, you may notice a change of friends and romantic relationships, your entire life is changing because you changed where and how you spend your money in accordance with keeping things more local, more focused on your person health and growth as a human being, your ability to be influenced by the 1% lessens…. keep reading…

You will notice as you begin to focus more and more on your body/mind and how they interact, you will start spending less on Consumer Therapy. Now if you feel bad, you will take a different avenue of feeling good. perhaps you will run… alone… in the wilderness. before perhaps you would have bought some moronic thingy from the mall that held your interest for a few days or minutes and then, back to feelin shitty. there is a Book by James Berger, Ways of Seeing – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ways_of_Seeing
It shows how we have been allowed ourselves to be guided throughout history to enslave ourselves… If you are not a reader, well, you probably would not have made it through this to read this, if you know of people who are not readers, please try to get them to wake up to the beauty of it. Throughout history, it is books, the written word that has changed and charted the course of man. if you do not read, you will never know why we do what we do and will in turn be less able to change it for yourself and for the rest of us.

I am at a point now where I am living a very comfortable life. I have little in the way of clothes, well, of things in general. i live with my girlfriend, we are preparing to continue our bicycle journey around the world in March, most of the “stuff” we have is in foodstuff and cooking items/utensils. We are to the point now where we find our fun in being in nature, making our salsas and skin products to cover our expenses, exercising, cooking ridiculously healthy fantastic meals…. we had to work for this. There is much to let go of. T.V. sets to get rid of, identification with clothes to drop, many things that many people do without thinking, but that’s the rub, when you start thinking you start to see what is important. Most people wish they had more time in thier lives to simply have some quiet time. Start by dropping things from your life. I let the house go into foreclosure, you cannot reap the rewards unless you are willing to let go. I have time in my life. I feel that I am my own man. This was not easy. Even once I had the time, I was so uncomfortable not “doing” something that I became depressed, all kinds of issues, sexual dysfunction, sleeplessness, skin rashes… All brought about by the stress of finally having free time! I was freaked out! All f that to say, please ask questions to us, to your friends if you have any that have really ‘Downsized’, it will most likely feel weird at first, being free. All those movies where the prisoner just wants to go back to prison – PSYCHOLOGY, understand how you work. You ARE a machine. You are an organic machine of such complexity that you will never be obsolete. You will never be duplicated, you truly are magic and the odds of you being here on this earth are so fantastic that I can honestly think of nothing to say but that you ARE meant to be here. Just do this test if you are not convinced of your perfection and that you were most definitely meant to be here.
I got this from a book I read – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Short_History_of_Nearly_Everything by Bill Bryson…
Hold your arms out to either side, hands open, hug the planet so to speak. Now, look at your left hand, the longest finger (most likely middle) will represent the Big Bang, or the “Beginning”. As you look from the tip of this finger and follow along your arm to your chest, to the other arm and then hand and then again the longest finger or your other hand, you have just witnessed all of time as far as we are concerned with our limited imaginations and for the sake of this lesson…
All along your “timeline”, many things are constantly happening. Mountains rise and fall as do the oceans they loom over. Whole species are born, whole species are lost to time all the way to your fingernail of your right hand on the longest finger, this is when we really started to look “human”, to give you an idea how much time you are dealing with, if you take a nail file and drag it across your finger once, you will have wiped out all of recorded human history.
Do you have a feeling for the immense amount of time? In all of this time, as things were dying and being born, your family tree was growing, there is no end without a beginning. As creatures evolved, some of them eventually evolved into what constitutes your family tree. All through the ages, the right people had to make huge leaps in evolutionary gambles to ensure that you would be born and would be reading these words. Can you imagine all the people that had to stay alive through plagues, cold, hot, war, hunger, surrounded by death, ages of good luck all ensuring that you would be here today. if that is not a blessing, well, good luck.
So you are here under incredible circumstance, its so incredible I don’t even know why we are so focused on it right now!
The power to live a life of perfection is in your hands, not the 1%. You are responsible for “THEY” by the life you choose to live. There is no 1% if there is now you doing what you are doing to allow them to thrive. They are thriving because you are choosing to be ignorant to simple rules of nature and natural laws of the universe.
Does this make sense? I’ll write more later, this is a good warm up for us. Of course, if you have questions, feel free to ask=]

Aloha!

“…Well we’re doing mighty fine I do suppose, in our streak of lightning cars and fancy clothes…”  Johnny Cash, Man in Black

I drifted off on a mental tangent yesterday, well, for a few days now I have been mulling things over, trying to make heads or tails of what has been going on in the world.  Difficult to do I might add as it took a break from social media which was a lot harder than I anticipated. (I’m re-reading this so that I may publish it, It is a little over a week after writing…)

I have been having a hard time accepting much of what I have been seeing on the news, both mainstream and more truth oriented, “un-biased” reporting – http://rt.com/.  Talk of the Great Nation of America passing seedy bills and amendments which virtually undo our pithy couple hundred years of learning from fleeing the British, to being New School Colonists here in North America, doing our very best to forget all the reasons “WE” fled, murdering all the Native peoples in inventive ways to include shooting/driving off cliffs, all the buffalo in the hopes that this would starve them to death, which, shocker, it worked out really well, to the point that there is an interesting scene in the Jim Jarmusch film, Dead Man (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112817/), with Johnny Depp, all about how the goverment will pay a dollar a dead buffalo, so you have guys randomly shooting them from the train as they pass a herd..

All of this culminating in having slaves bring our most respected forefathers thier quill pens so that they may sign the Bill of Rights, allowing for the freedom to pursue happiness for every man, excepting of course if you were black, or Native American, or basically not white, and not having congress with the devil, which was usually discovered by witnessing a person picking herbs to cure an ill, that was evil during these times of freedom for man, no herbs or you are definitely hearing Satan whisper in your ear and the whole town ran the risk of getting the, and I quote, “Evil Eye”…  Yes, a great time for America…  And a great time yet again, here we are, protesting in the streets for our rights, not exactly sure what those rights are now that I take time to TRULY look into the matter with an open heart, taking no sides, 99 or 1 percentile folks, makes no matter, just looking, and what do I see….?

I write this only because I am not angry (I have been growing less angry since beginning this, and now have little to no anger at all, a little stupefied how easily we as humans are led astray, but hey, thats the sheeple problem, not mine, I am O.K. with our species wiping itself from the map, I am O.K., because I am changing my life, day by day, to ensure that I am not part of the reason it happens).  

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. ~Ambrose Bierce

When you are angry, it is always best to meditate lest you show yourself and others the fool in your nature.  Who was it who wrote, take note when arguing with a fool, someone just might see you….

As I look at the Occupy movement objectively I see people PEACEFULLY standing up for thier rights.  In reflection, I ask myself, well, what rights are those to which they primarily speak of….

To answer that question and to save myself some typing, lets take a look at Wikipedia and do some very hightech cutting and pasting.. Borrowed from Wikipedia – Occupy Movement – Article:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupy_movement

The phrase “The 99%” is a political slogan used by protesters of the Occupy movement.[41] It was originally launched as a Tumblr blog page in late August 2011.[42][43] It refers to the concentration of wealth among the top 1% of income earners compared to the other 99 percent;[44] the top 1 percent of income earners nearly tripled after-tax income over the last thirty years according to aCongressional Budget Office (CBO) report.[45]

The report was released just as concerns of the Occupy Wall Street movement were beginning to enter the national political debate.[46] According to the CBO, between 1979 and 2007 the incomes of the top 1% of Americans grew by an average of 275%. During the same time period, the 60% of Americans in the middle of the income scale saw their income rise by 40%. Since 1979 the average pre-tax income for the bottom 90% of households has decreased by $900, while that of the top 1% increased by over $700,000, as federal taxation became less progressive. From 1992-2007 the top 400 income earners in the U.S. saw their income increase 392% and their average tax rate reduced by 37%.[47] In 2009, the average income of the top 1% was $960,000 with a minimum income of $343,927.[48][49][50] In 2007 the richest 1% of the American population owned 34.6% of the country’s total wealth, and the next 19% owned 50.5%. Thus, the top 20% of Americans owned 85% of the country’s wealth and the bottom 80% of the population owned 15% —an example of the Pareto principle. Financial inequality (total net worth minus the value of one’s home)[51] was greater than inequality in total wealth, with the top 1% of the population owning 42.7%, the next 19% of Americans owning 50.3%, and the bottom 80% owning 7%.[52] However, after the Great Recession which started in 2007, the share of total wealth owned by the top 1% of the population grew from 34.6% to 37.1%, and that owned by the top 20% of Americans grew from 85% to 87.7%. The Great Recession also caused a drop of 36.1% in median household wealth but a drop of only 11.1% for the top 1%, further widening the gap between the 1% and the 99%.[52][53][54] During the economic expansion between 2002 and 2007, the income of the top 1% grew 10 times faster than the income of the bottom 90%. In this period 66% of total income gains went to the 1%, who in 2007 had a larger share of total income than at any time since 1928.[55] This is in stark contrast with surveys of US populations that indicate an “ideal” distribution that is much more equal, and a widespread ignorance of the true income inequality and wealth inequality.[56]”   

Let me never be accused of just one source, here we have from the Occupy Together website – http://www.occupytogether.org/occupy-wall-st/

Occupy Wall Street is a people-powered direct action movement that began on September 17, 2011 in Liberty Square in Manhattan’s Financial District. OWS is part of a growing international movement fighting against neoliberal economic practices, the crimes of Wall Street, government controlled by monied interests, and the resulting income inequality, unemployment, environmental destruction, and oppression of people at the front lines of the economic crisis. For more visitwww.occupywallst.org

Here are two sources, of which I would attest to their validity in bringing the message as is intended by the people of the movement, legitimately to us.  What I mean by that is, this is what a major aspect of the movement is for, this is a primary reason why it was started, the Raison d’etre if you will (sounds klassy…no=)

In reading these two explanations and in the hours of video footage I have waded through… articles read late at night, allowing my blood pressure to skyrocket at the thought that my beloved government, which I served in the Navy, a government who would now or has it always been… allow such things to happen, not only happen, but be the cause/driving force of, to the point that now the Occupy protesters must not only defend a growing rift of financial desparity, but now they must rally and defend our very freedoms that were written with pens placed into the noble white hands of our historical heroes by the black hands of their slaves…

Lets not stray shall we, so easy to be misled and taken off course… So we are looking at the primary reason for the Movement.  Money.  I mean, thats what I see when I read everything.  Its primary aim is to figure out a way to diminish this growing chasm between the top 1% of cash producing machines and figure out a way to get some of that cash  to, giggle, “trickle down” as it were. Trickle down, what dumb ass voted for the politician that told them that was the deal. YOU? And you’re still buying it, you’re still voting and talking about how this time it will be different. S H E E P. Obama has more white hairs on his head than ever…. you ever wonder why?

In a super refined sense, it is about a very large group of people being unhappy that they do not share the same economic… what; freedom, luxury, benefit… insert proper word for you here –  with an elect and/or elite fraction of the global population that not only enjoys a life o’ Riley, BUT, is able to control most aspects of those who are Peacefully protesting.

This is very interesting…

Logic would conclude that now we must examine, the How.  How exactly does this very small group, tiny if you look at it, I mean we are creeping on to 7 Billion – 7000000000 people, 1% of that is, hang on, sorry, public schooling meets lazy student…. 70000000 (numbers are made different so you dont get 0 vertigo).  You can see, I hope you can see, that these numbers are vastly different, of course this is supposing that you have a mind that can comprehend such figures and quantities, and here, we diverge from schooling, public, private or otherwise, as these numbers are so large that many people are simply unable to fathom them, even our best and brightest.  For example, this is what these numbers represent in things so you have a better idea:

“A startling reality that helped me put our global population in perspective is the fact that barely one billion minutes have passed in time since Jesus walked upon the earth– thatʼs 60 minutes every hour, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for almost 2,000 years! Other comparisons and illustrations simply boggle our minds.” – From the website of Jerry and Bobby Rankin – http://therankinfile.com/2011/11/population-7000000000/

 

And from Wiki Answers – http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_far_in_feet_is_1000000000_dollars :

Depends on what denomination of money you use: 

1,000,000,000 one dollar bills is 1,000,000,000*6inches=6,000,000,000inches= 500000000 ft=94696.96 miles if laid end to end 

Use my patented Windows desktop calculator and viola, the number in miles of 7 Billion laid end to end = 662878.72 miles, so now we start getting tricky, and you can get as tricky as you would like, you have the numbers now, you have the piece, for example, the circumference of the earth in miles is;

24,901.55 miles (40,075.16 kilometers)

http://geography.about.com/library/faq/blqzcircumference.htm

Using said calculator again, this is 26.6199…etc. times around the planet, dollar bills laid end to end…

Chihuahuas are a bit trickier as we have to use the height, I’m having trouble finding length, so height, from wiki, we see they are from 6-15 inches high – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chihuahua_(dog)

we will use the number 13, err on the side of caution, afterall, everything is bigger these days and I want a number that has some flavor, 10 or 11 will give some odd looking almost identical number, i wanna see change in numerals, not just decimal places.., Thirteen (13) inches, now using the web – http://www.metric-conversions.org/length/miles-to-inches.htm

we see that our number of miles of dollar bills – 662878.72, end to end is 41999995699.2  in inches.  Thats a lot, I dont even know what I am doing anymore that number is so big!  Now we convert it to Chihuahuas…

3,230,768,899.938462, Dios Mio, thats quite a stack of puppies!  That stack of Chi whooahh whoas comes within .21inches of the lunar surface (http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Display=Facts&Object=Moon) .  They almost reach the moon, thats how big 7 billion is in Chihuahuas, that number is fantastic and yet, its what we have, so, one percent of this controls the other 99%.  My initial reaction is to jump up and grab a poster, which i did very briefly in San Diego, Super briefly, we were there for 10 minutes at the most, I am not going to fake the funk, I am not hardcore when it comes to Occupying Peaceful Protesting.  I have my reasons which are not needed for this discussion…

I find myself in awe that such a teeny tiny group can keep such a massive group at bay, almost like a piece of dental floss holding back the, yeah, imagine the Hoover Dam being a piece of dental floss, I may be a little off, so lets say, for sake of argument as I do not want to do the math for this comparison, lets say a strip of super ninja reinforced concrete steel holding back all the waters that currently we seek the Hoover Dam to tame.  the Hoover dam which is so massive the concrete will STILL BE HARDENING after our death!

Bad analogy, I dunno, I’m grooving with it, so onward, how does this happen?  This is a much more complex answer, one that takes in every aspect of our growth not only as a species, but our interaction with nature, spirituality, so vast, it is our total history since the dawn of whatever simply because for our linear thinking, we think in terms of Past present and future, this is called linear thinking as it does nto allow for anything outside of it, only that flat dimension of you, a point on the graph at ANY given moment is always only moving forward.  other modes of thinking about time have you as a point moving in, around, up, down, through, etc.

For us, we think in the linear way as that is what we are taught, ergo it is how our minds must think about this particular subject as we are talking about how other groups who use this same thinking and apply it to thier worlds.  You must be on the same page to have a conversation/debate/argument about anything.  Sorry, it takes time to synchrnize pages…

But now we are,

We are moving forward and at some point, there were leaders.  They led either due to a group necessity for a single point of answers, of it not answers a single entity amongst the group where everyone could look to for guidance, strength, hope, decision making.  A person who would shoulder the individual responsibilities of the whole, so that the whole could become larger if that single entity/person, was a good leader.  Here we come to the crux of things I believe, for it is the “good” in the leader which now comes to question.  Is good a leader who would seek to care and nurture all the inhabitants of the group and look out for thier own safety and strength?  Does this leader view his/her/its success by growth of the group?  Or Growth of the resources of the group but not necessarily the size of the group…?  Or perhaps growth of the group regardless of resource growth…?  or growth fo the group regardless of resources and will kill off group… will move group around to find other resources, will decide that it is imperitive that thier particular group be the one to grow, vis a vis, other groups must give up thier free will to do what they wish as now thier resources are more important to fit our original groups ideal of society and advancement on the linear scale of time…, or further, if the group who’s resources are in question for the other group will not willing ‘give up the goods’ so to speak, will our fearless leader of our original group then decide to wage, WAR, on this secondary group deemed not important by our original group…  Will the war be to make this secondary group join the first group, or, will the war be to eradicte the second group as they are not worthy to mix with our original tribe… perhaps even there will only be partial genocide and, PRISONERS OF WAR, will be taken and used for various purposes.  Perhaps they can be used for dangerous work that keeps the original tribe unable to expand as it wishes, now that there is, SLAVE LABOR, or original group can begin to really expand….

There are many ways to judge whether a leader is good or bad, many times it depends upon what side of things we are when we make the judgement call.  This is so very difficult to do, for even some of the slaves, having hated thier station in the secondary tribe, may find thier new lives in our original tribve to be preffereed for whatever reason.

Many times it is not for us to understand, only to accept.  And yet, a brief look at human history and you will see that ACCEPTANCE is far from being a readily hardwired trait.  But this is another discussion, perhaps for later in these paragraphs of 1’s and 0’s.

So we have our fearless leader, and he is considered good, he is responsible for the growth and safety of the tribe, at a point, if the trive is big enough, the methods and means for keeping the tribve safe and secure, flourishing amidst a sea of insecurity and endless possibility, the job of the “security” of the group becomes so separate and compartmentalized, that its means and methods are not seen by the whole.

In other words, now the people must judge the leader by end result logic, what matters now is the ENDS, not so much the MEANS, and who can blame them, there is so much going on that the MEANS are interconnected to everything, and the most “bad” ways of bringing about the security are not seen by the eyes of the many, or the highest percentage, so they are not focused on.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind.

The End result is viewed as the determining factor for the judgement on our leader.  Good, Bad, indifferent, impartial, the list of adjectives and words to define leaders based on the company you are in has been growing since the first leader was put in place or killed to get it.  Semantics/legaleze;

Semantics (from Greek sēmantiká, neuter plural of sēmantikós)[1][2] is the study of meaning. It focuses on the relation between signifiers, such as wordsphrasessigns and symbols, and what they stand for, their denotata.

Linguistic semantics is the study of meaning that is used by humans to express themselves through language. Other forms of semantics include the semantics of programming languages, formal logics, and semiotics. – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semantics

 

Definition of Legaleze

Le”gal*ize (lē”gal*īz), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Legalized (- īzd); p. pr. & vb. n. Legalizing (- ī`z&ibreve;ng).] [Cf. F. légaliser.] 1.To make legal.

2. (Theol.) To interpret or apply in a legal spirit.

– Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
I do not know the validity of this definition for legaleze as it was one fo the only ones I bothered to look at, the Urban Dictionary had not yet defined it, and I wasnt in a Google Ninja mood, so we settle for that definition from this site – http://freefactfinder.com/definition/Legaleze.html, and hope for the best.  When i use legaleze, it is the same vein as semantics, meaning, I say legaleze to represent the slew of words that are so technical in nature that the person signing either gets screwed or ends up screwing many.
According to all this, if you can rememebr where we were going, how did all this come to be, that the many are held fast by the very few…
Its our leadership, I mean, this must be a very small part of it.  We can possible see how things would come to the way they are currently without us really knowing how…
Of course, while things are growing, we can see what is gong on.  Right, the group always grows biugger and bigger, at every step of the way we are able to see major signs of what is going on.  It is through these signs that we, as members of the group, in deference/hostility/open communication/congress/accord/peaceably/in finitum, work with our leaders to direct the flow of where the group is heading, for it is the good of the group, not the leader that decisions must be made, which is why the group deicdes who leads.  If the leader fo the group is there by force, this must be squashed early or that leader will eventually becoe entrenched and even more difficult to remove.
There is always a point in the group, no matter how many chihuahuas tall, that signs are present, so when we look at a group and see thier leader, and we see the group judgement of the leader, if it does not fall into the “good” for the group category, we must assume on a very simplistic basis, that the group still wants that person in charge of them, otherwise, why would they be there?  If the leader is an individual or governing body, even at its largest size, will still be a fraction of the main body of people.  EVEN if this small ruling party has a force which it uses to subjegate the others, this force will be smaller than the whole, EVEN if it has weapons it would use on the main group, it will do so at risk, for what is a group of dead to a leader?  Who would the leader be leading.  A King without a castkle is no king at all..
There must then be a different way to rule the whole without losing the whole.  Another tool that enables a small group to contain a large group.
For this we turn to Science, most importantly, Psychology.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychology;

Psychology

Further information: Outline of psychology and Index of psychology articlesPsychology is the study of the mind, partly via the study of behavior.[1] Its immediate goal is to understand individuals and groups by both establishing general principles and researching specific cases.[2][3] For many, the ultimate goal of psychology is to benefit society.[4][5] In this field, a professional practitioner or researcher is called a psychologist, and can be classified as a social scientistbehavioral scientist, or cognitive scientist. Psychologists attempt to understand the role of mental functions in individual and social behavior, while also exploring thephysiological and neurobiological processes that underlie certain functions and behaviors.

Psychologists explore such concepts as perceptioncognitionattentionemotion,phenomenologymotivationbrain functioningpersonalitybehavior, and interpersonal relationships. Some, especially depth psychologists, also consider the unconscious mind.aPsychologists employ empirical methods to infer causal and correlational relationships between psychosocial variables. In addition, or in opposition, to employing empirical and deductivemethods, some—especially clinical and counseling psychologists—at times rely upon symbolic interpretation and other inductive techniques. Psychology incorporates research from the social sciencesnatural sciences, and humanities, such as philosophy.

While psychological knowledge is often applied to the assessment and treatment of mental health problems, it is also applied to understanding and solving problems in many different spheres of human activity. The majority of psychologists are involved in some kind of therapeutic role, practicing in clinical, counseling, or school settings. Many do scientific research on a wide range of topics related to mental processes and behavior, and typically work in university psychology departments or teach in other academic settings. Some are employed in industrial and organizational settings, or in other areas[6] such as human development and agingsports,health, and the media, as well as in criminal justice and other aspects of law.

We know what psychology is now, once we look at psychology, and again, i do apolozie, this may be the wrong method of deduction, I’m hoping that it illustrates that thier MUST BE some method in the madness when thinking about such things as they are very complex, as are all the machinations of man, if we do not really look at them, as you would turn an apple in the sun, looking at all its angles and surfaces, thinking about the sun, rain, earth, everything that went into putting it in your hand, you will not have a clear picture.
As we are human, getting clear pictures of things is very difficult as we deal with other people many times when thinking and no one honestly knows what lurks in the hearts of men.  So we would be wise to see as thoroughly as possible, lest we fail to account for the best of our groups future with our judgement.  For now, enough…..
Time to run in the canyon=]  Aloha…
CheeeeeeHOOOOOOOOO!
Where were we, yes, looking at one angle of how we have arrived at :

 

destroy the image and you break the enemy – Master Bruce Lee’s teacher – Enter the Dragon.

Lets wrap this up. No need to drag out what is easily written. You will never be able to have a share of the what the 1% has. They take so much for them selves that if everyone wwere to figure out a way to live with the oppulence, which is code for EXTREME WASTE, then we would have a global crisis within weeks. I hope you never het the wealth that they have amassed at your detriment. In fact, I would rather most of the 99% die than get what the 1% has. I do not want a simple changing of guard which is what the Occupy movement suggests for many people, no, I want a DIFFERENT WAY OF LIFE FOR US ALL.
If you look at things rationally and logically, the EASIEST WAY to achieve you goals and aims as the 995 is what…. THINK DAMNIT! Act like your very existence is on the line, the existence of your species as a free animal and not a caged beast suffering. THINK>
What would be the best way to achieve your aims and yet, I am willing to bet that NOT ONE of you will begin to do it until necessity demands, or you get your big push……

Any takers, any sheep wanna shed their wool and become Wolves?

You have to change your individual life to become one that is ultra sustainable. Every angle of your life must be made to fit a basic model in which your person and the planet come before everything else. You begin by revamping your entire diet, the whole thing, it needs to be plant based, this is what science/religion/spiritual practice/common F’ing sense tell us is best for the human being. PLANT BASED DIET. Thats step one and here is a list of places to start your search:

http://michaelpollan.com/books/in-defense-of-food/

http://gentleworld.org/

http://www.forksoverknives.com/

Now we are eating healthy. How does this help me change the influence “THEY” have over me? Well, it is many fold. For starters, you will naturally gravitate to farmers markets. A huge thing with this is WHERE YOU SPEND YOUR MONEY. By giving your money to people who grow food in a manner that is full of caring and respect, you begin to build community structured around positively charged fuel for your very being. There is nothing more perfect than food that is natural and organic. We are NATURAL, What do you think you are? You are a monkey, separated by less than 2% difference in the DNA coding…. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_evolutionary_genetics)
YOU ARE AN ANIMAL. Get used to it.
As an animal you require food which is grown in accord with the laws of nature, not of man. Man would have you believe that food is to be grown in Giant Scale, with oil based fertilizers and pesticides, harvested by large machines, picked long before it is ready so that it may make the trip across the world in storage containers and end up in your grocery store. Do you really think it is normal for you to be getting mangoes in January in Philly. Wake up.
Already you have now offset the control exerted over you by being local, your food now comes from your surrounding area, not from THOUSANDS of miles away, this is important as it gives you control of your food.
You can see how it is raised, what goes into it, you can directly control the production of what you use to sustain your LIFE. THAT IS IMPORTANT! If you cannot see why it is important, well, good luck.
Now your money is being used to subsidize small scale farming using honest practices and not raping the earth. You WILL notice a difference. I bet some of you dont even realize that fruits and vegetables have taste!
If you are ancy and want to know the overarching theme of what i am saying, you need to be sustainable to be free of the hold which you are currently allowing by this mysterious 1%.
Does it make sense? if not, keep reading.
Back to food. We know its important to have a LOCAL food supply that is SUPER HEALTHY for our body, because we are what we eat right?

Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food. ~Hippocrates

The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease. ~Thomas Edison

Now we are getting to it! You want to gain some freedom from this 1%, well, you have to get away from thier biggest industries. PHARMACEUTICALS! DRUGS! LEGAL DRUGS that are worse than the shit you can buy on the street. Once you start taking back your health, you entire life shifts FUNDAMENTALLY. This is one of the greatest chains devised by man to control other men. Control the food and you control the person, think back to the beginning of this, the Native Americans with their Buffalo being driven over cliffs (U2 song – One). You control the food, you control the health.

You start getting healthy, all of sudden you are out of the complex game of allopathic medicine – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allopathic_medicine.