Part 2: Monsanto – He who forgets the past is doomed to repeat it.

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How It Came To Be So…  A Brief and Cheery History of Monsanto.

“The Company” was started in 1901 by a Mr. John Francis Queeny, in St. Louis Missouri, once a great hub, if not the hub of industry for the United States as it essentially connected the East and West.  I learned this when I rode through it on my bicycle.

For me the sugar company roots of her, Mrs. Queeny’s, maiden name MONSANTO, father in Puerto Rico seem to be a key component of the Monsanto corporations success with their first notable business boom, Saccharin, which was then sold to Coca-Cola.  Saccharin as you may or may not know is an artificial sweetener that has a most dubious history and appears to only have made it through the FDA with much pressure from Monsanto itself and the odd fact that many personnel from Monsanto end up in the US government in strategic roles, strategic to its own ends of course, and vice versa, many US Government personnel will end up in Monsanto or its subsidiary companies once they decide to put their public servant (HA!), lives to a close or at the very least in a few cases, a brief hiatus…

With the success of Saccharin now under Monsanto’s belt, the movement went towards other food related additives and compounds, such as Vanillin, which is used as flavoring in foods.  This is a cash “crop” so to speak, as demand for vanilla far outpaces the ability of vanilla beans to supply, further in the 70’s more than half the worlds vanillin was used in the production of fine chemicals, these are very complex, single, and pure chemicals used in production of most all chemical compounds; from pharmaceuticals to agrochemicals.

This new endeavor was accompanied by Aspirin, which goes without saying the enormous demand that follows that pill, Salicyclic Acid (active ingredient in Aspirin and in anti-acne treatments, like Oxy, who knew!) and rubber processing chemicals.

We now see Monsanto’s first international corroboration in the form of a partnership with Graesser’s Chemical Works in Wales, England.

The year is now 1920 and the company is now beginning to produce Sulfuric acid, which is a principal substance in the chemical industry, uses range from domestic drain cleaners, mineral processing, oil refining, fertilizer manufacturing, wastewater processing, chemical synthesis and lead-acid batteries.  The company also now starts producing PCB’s, or by their true name, PolyChlorinated Biphenal’s.  PCB’s most commonly used in coolant systems, from your cars AC to temperature regulation of high power electricity devices such as transformers and also in commonplace items like wallpaper and household paints, adhesives and many others due to their fire retardant capabilities.  PCB’s would later be considered by some, the most toxic substance created by man.

Worldwide the production has thought to be completely ended as of 2000, due to all countries uniformly outlawing them.

The environmental damage done due to dumping legal and illegal is beyond estimate, and the cost of properly destroying the chemicals is so high and complex that it is not used and the entire situation has essentially been swept under the rug so to speak.  You can still see completely sealed off buildings which are contaminated with PCB’s in the U.S. which will remain that way until they fall down of their own accord.  They aren’t torn down as there is no safe place to put the scraps, that’s how toxic this stuff is… Wow.

It is interesting to note the highest concentrations of airborne PCB contaminants is found in City Centers and gradually reduces as one moves away from the center.  Some places where there was a large amount of dumping, in the U.S. – Indiana, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Massachusetts and the Great Lakes will be polluted for many years to come, well into your children’s children lives if not farther.  The site in Wales England where Monsanto created this product continues to leak into groundwater supplies to this very day.

Now the year is 1940-ish and we see Monsanto getting involved in some very interesting work indeed.

An executive for Monsanto, a Mr. Charles Allen Thomas who was married to a Mrs. Margaret Talbott, obtained the use of their families Runnymede Playhouse on the Talbott estate, in order to extract and refine the polonium to be used in the neutron triggering devices that cause detonation.  The Playhouse was not able to return to its former use as a community playhouse with indoor squash, tennis courts and ballroom as it was simply too radioactive and later had to be buried in Tennessee, some distance from its original location in Dayton, Ohio.  This was the Dayton project.

The Mound Laboratory was part of the Dayton Works, the program to develop Nuclear Weapons in accordance with the Manhattan Project, which was the overall program controlled by the United States Army in partnership with Canada and the United Kingdom.  This site and the project itself was managed by the Monsanto corporation.

At the same time we are building nuclear weapons, Monsanto begins the manufacture of  DDT or as it is truly known DichloroDiphenylTrichloroethane.  First synthesized in 1874, its insecticide properties were later discovered in 1939 and it was used with great success in treating outbreaks of Malaria and Typhus in the second half of WWII.  In 1944 Monsanto along with 15 other companies [most of which were or would be connected to Monsanto] begin its production, ultimately allowing in 1948 for Swiss Scientists Paul Herman Muller to receive the Nobel prize for discovering its efficacy against bugs.   In 1962 a book by Rachel Carson named Silent Spring was published about the negative effects of indiscriminate spraying of poisons, focused on DDT, and this is generally considered the birth of the Environmental Movement.

It was then banned in the USA in 1972 after a long list of law suits, counter suits, and a general public distrust of industry.  Even with the ban in ’72, as late as 1995 over 300 tons were distributed to foreign markets.  Distributed from the U.S.

The ban became global with the Stockholm Convention in 2004 for agricultural use and is now only permittable for vector controls and of course it is still used illegally.  The U.S. Ban is considered by scientists as the main reason the U.S. Bald Eagle, the irony, made a return from the brink of extinction.  Apparently DDT weakens egg shells to the point of killing he yet unborn baby chics.

Skipping ahead to 1954 we see a partnership with the German company Bayer in order to create a sub company – Mobay, to market polyurethanes in the US.  It can only be assumed that Bayers initial attempts at marketing were thwarted by the companies in-depth involvement with WWII and their use of Slave Labor in concentration camps and that they were one of the primary manufacturers of the infamous, Zyklon B, the gas used to kill concentration camp inmates – en masse.

Further, it should be documented that the executive of Bayer at that time of the war, Fritz Tee Meer was imprisoned during the Nuremburg War Crimes Tribunal for 7 years, after which he was re-instated as head of the supervisory board of Bayer in 1956.  This was of course during the time that Monsanto was working with them to sell plastics to all of your parents and grandparents, many of whom died fighting those men.

Irony.

Further, it should be known that the trajectory and overall business model of Bayer and Monsanto are essentially the same.  Consisting of an Umbrella corporation which directly controls the actions of a myriad of subsidiary holdings around the world, including but not limited too – pharmaceuticals, chemicals, weapons, agricultural, technological and of course, ones that we will never know of.

As an aside, it is interesting to note that Bayer was the company who discovered and marketed  Heroin – diacetylmorphine, and was sold under their label as a cough treatment up until WWI.

The joint company created by Monsanto and Bayer, Mobay was almost sued in the 1990’s by the US Gov’t as they refused to sell a chemical which is crucial in the development of Sarin Gas, an extremely lethal nerve agent that has many similarities to convention insecticide.  The true depth of this one fact may leave those of you who delve deeply equal parts shocked, relieved and perhaps filled with a little [or a lot of] WTF…?

There were many more “first’s”, from pharmaceuticals, to LED’s, the technology that would make the proliferation of digital clocks and watches possible, to Astro-Turf, one of my personal most despised inventions by man, fake grass .

The next paragraph will be the crux of what brings us to where we are today, it is one of the single most important applications of knowledge and business principle by Monsanto.  What is it…?

One of the most important firsts for Monsanto was the application of its pharmaceutical business model to Agriculture.  Not exactly what Hippocrates [considered globally as the originator of medicine] was thinking when he said, “Let food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.”.

In 1985 Monsanto picked up the G.D. Searle Company for 2.7 BILLION in CASH.  In Cash…  This was then spun off into the Nutrasweet company, foremost maker of Aspartame.  We now have two of the world’s most controversial sweeteners owned by the same company.  Both sweeteners are in never ending review for their carcinogenic properties and the highly sketchy way that they were both allowed into the mainstream by the FDA which, coincidentally has been chaired at numerous times by former Monsanto employees and government officials who later become Monsanto employees.

In 1994 Monsanto made available to the world rBGH – which stands for Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone.  This allows, in relation to their other invention rBST – Recombinant Bovine Somatotropin, for the increased “yield” of milk from an individual cow by mimicking the naturally occurring hormones resultant from pregnancy .  This was then marketed under the name Posilac and was later sold to Eli Lilly (2008), for cash and “additional consideration”.

The hormone rBGH in the cow, drastically increases mastitis, an extremely painful infection of the udder, which for many of you is no big deal, HOWEVER, this leads to exponential increases of antibiotics and pus in the milk you drink.  In fact 70% of all antibiotic use in the U.S.A. is for livestock, which is why we now have ever increasing amounts of superbugs.

Further, rBGH is currently outlawed in most countries around the world, including Canada which is usually lockstep with USA FDA regulations.

In 1996 we see the purchase of Agracetus and Dekalb, Dekalb being the premier producer of corn seed and genetically engineered corn seed as of their joint venture with Pfizer pharmaceuticals in 1982, resulting in Dekalb –Pfizer genetics which was later changed to Dekalb Corp in 1985 and the seed business was Dekalb Genetics and was a standalone company by 1988.  Agracetus was the company that had pioneered genetically modified cotton of which Monsanto had licensed the tech since 1991, and the company that created the Flavr Savr tomato.

By the year 2000, Monsanto had separated itself into two separate companies, both named Monsanto and both having the same corporate offices.  One is responsible for all lawsuits resulting from the myriad chemical catastrophes, the other is solely responsible for advanced genetic research in the agricultural field.  It also helps to protect stock prices and as time goes by, the New Monsanto can further separate itself from the Old Monsanto, thereby hiding its past.  We all know about hiding of ones past.

In 2007 in order to purchase one of the largest genetic cotton suppliers, it had to divest itself of its other cotton holdings, the largest of which was sold to BAYER, whom we know they worked extensively with since WWII.  It is during this same time that Monsanto let go of it’s genetic program dealing with swine and sold its Newsham Genetics which remixes pigs.

Oh, you may not have known, it isn’t just vegetables, it is BEEF and PORK as well…  Vegans AND meat eaters are up the creek.

As of 2008 with the purchase of de Ruiter Seeds, Monsanto became the largest seed holder in the world.  It is also very interesting to note that ALL of the world’s leading conventional seed suppliers are now owned by pharmaceutical companies.  It is also important to note that as of this time, Monsanto is now 100 percent in the Agricultural business.  All other business, according to the public eye, have been sold off.  Monsanto only does Agriculture.  It is also interesting to note that all sell offs, except for one of their smaller cotton companies, have been sold to friends of Monsanto, long term partners, which begs the question, have they been sold off or has  the Monsanto family grown new branches on an infinitely confusing family tree…

At this point, Monsanto is now working very closely with Pfizer, Eli Lilly, Bayer, Pharmacia Upjohn and BASF.  If you know anything about this, you would do well to be very wary of a  web made of these companies.

 

Bicycle Touring for Beginners or A Ninja guide to seeing the world! compliments Pedaling for Peace=]

All subsequent articles will ONLY be under the “Bicycle touring” category, we are doing our best to help you on your way out the door and into the world.  We hope you enjoy these and, as always, feel free to tell us what you think AND OF COURSE… ASK QUESTIONS!!!!

In the Beginning, there was an idea, it would later blossom, as all great ideas into a radical, world changing machine powered by the human body.  It would branch off into many different areas of interest and whether it was two German Brothers or Leonardi DaVinci himself who created it, no longer matters, it has changed the world for good.  You are about to embark on an epic journey that is of as much import as fire, the wheel, and the shovel.  The bicycle was a boon to the womens suffrage movement and is currently used regularly by roughly 1 BILLION people worldwide!

You have made a wonderful decision to change your life in a most ecologically friendly way, lets get started!

  1. What kind of sport is this and are you prepared?

To start right off, this is an extreme sport.

When many people think of Extreme sports, usually the mind wanders towards the hallowed corridors of the X-games, backcountry snowboarding, wingsuiting across the face of canyon walls and free climbing 1000 foot faces to glory and the momentary immortality of record setting in an area where few dare to tread…

I have thought of this often as I debate whether or not to bail off my bicycle as the road will not accommodate myself, the big rig in the northbound lane and the rig coming southbound right behind me, even once the rig does pass, depending on atmospheric conditions, you are left quaking in the vacuum created by such a large vehicle and the subsequent mathematical equation about large objects and air displacement. This is usually the time where I thrust my fist in the air and scream as loud as I can, why not, I may die at any moment may as well depart as a rock star!

The temperature extremes from freezing cold to deplorably hot, dehydration, not having a “home” persey, relying on people you dont know, critters, insects, wild dogs chasing you down the road, rain storms, drunk drivers, teenage drivers with cell phones, overworked office personnel with cell phones making dates while driving, whew, and this is a partial list… at best, basically being forced to live in the moment due to the knowledge that no matter how much you prepare, you truly never know what is going to happen next, and whatever it may be could range from a visitation by the angel of death or a most unexpected and timely saint.

Bicycle touring will open up the world to you in a way that few other things can.  You will learn to rely on yourself and others.  To trust others, to see that kindness is more common than not, that ignorance is more common than intellect and that doesn’t usually have a bearing on kindness.  That the world is big, having water and a toilet you are comfortable in are not things to take for granted.  That cars are truly amazing machines, but you are much more so.

You will start to look at the world around you, you will think so much that you will come to a point where you simply have no more thoughts, and then you’ll hear a bird in the distance and life will be good.  The sun will caress your face, the rain will wash away the miles, the wind will be at your back, or it will push you from the front whistling through your hair, whispering, become stronger, I know you can, keep pushing, you have it in you…

You will get to a place and stay with people you know, or perhaps you don’t, and when you take your bags off that second morning and go for a ride in the town, you will fall in love with your bike all over again as it loses all the weight of your touring gear and simply becomes the rad machine Leonardo DaVinci intended it to be.

You are about to go on a quest in which you will find your true mettle, your soul will be polished to a gleaming hue and the heavens will smile down upon you.  Congratulations my friend, you are about to live life as it was meant to be lived, one day at a time, and always in the moment at hand.  No matter how much you try to plan, you truly have no idea what is going to happen from one moment to the next, enjoy this!  Before I started touring, everyday had an assigned name, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday…  Now all my day are simply and most eloquently named, To-day.  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.

The Push…

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big-pushIt takes a push to get a human to do something beyond what they feel they are capable of…. You know this from first hand experience, in fact, simply that you are alive and have made it this far is due to “pushes”, some of them you undertook willingly, others were petrifying to your very core, they made your bones go cold and your blood freeze in your veins… and yet…. Once you finally surrender to the “universal push” it brings you to a point of near supreme being status, so much so that for a moment you become gods amongst men, you remember how you felt when you did something for the first time, right?  That feeling of elation, of victory over your own limitations…  For some, the limitations they overcome allows them to become part of our global history, they become what makes our people as a whole.
Now suppose, if it takes a push, a crippling injury to make a woman a profound well of inspiration, when her arm is taken by a shark, or a disease that leads a body to a path far beyond what most of us will ever endure, brings out a mind of such startling brilliance it changes our ideas of the world, god and everything we know… Stephen Hawking.
And supposing we prescribe to the idea of oneness, that Humans are all one, slowly this is becoming a scientific fact, very slowly.  Let us assume that we are all interconnected in some way.
We are all feeling a push.  You, me, everyone.  Unless you live in a cave in the middle of nowhere and are in contact with no one, then you are definitely at this point feeling a push, you may say you are not, but that is only due to the incredible amount of training you have had in your life to make yourself purposefully ignorant of the real world around you.  This is especially true if you are an American.
My point in all of this is the following, at what point do you answer the call of the push?  Do you answer when it is a very weak nudge or do you answer when it is the full fury of the heavens in some case taking you apart?
Looking at it this way, what are we setting ourselves up for by continually ignoring what is happening, now, in our very backyard?
Another way of looking at this would be through the Chinese medicine system.  When we look at the statement, It is always darkest before the dawn, I immediately conjure in my mind my teacher telling me that wherever there is too much yang, spontaneous yin arises and vice versa.  So if there is too much of something, the opposite will spontaneously arise to counter the “inequity” (i love that word).
Now that I am able to look into this a bit deeper, I have to then decide what I believe about all of this, are things going well or are they not.  If not, I will have to seriously work on my frame of mind, as if they are not going in a happy state and it always gets darkest before the dawn, then I do not want to imagine how dark it could truly get, how big the push will be to get ALL the humans working together, not thinking and acting as a one, but thinking and acting as one.  In my world the push would be epic.  It involves beings from outer space if we are lucky, if we are less fortunate perhaps some military plague unleashed and turns us into zombies, and why not, the technology is there, perhaps a nuclear war…  At what point will we heed the call…   And I haven’t even begun to speak of the natural disasters that could arise from what we are doing in regard to mother nature, do you know that governments actually try to control nature?!? If you don’t believe me on this then simply look at what China did for the Olympics, you can start by researching there, as they really put it into the open.
So what do we do.  We may write the whole thing off as….?
At what point will all of us actually change our lives, what would it take for you to change the life you currently find yourself living in to one that is in tune with a planet and nature?  Will you only change your diet after you get Diabetes, or after you bypass surgery?  To what degree will you push the envelope you know to be unwise simply because it is comfortable for you?
I’m guessing it would take a lot.
Even when we look at history, we see how much it takes to change and make change, how big the push must be, and usually at what cost the push big_push_79arrives to us in, World Wars, Holocausts and Mass race genocide.
Further we see it in incidents like Hurricane Katrina, where the disaster was nearly pale in comparison to the events that followed once the relief work began, then it became a hell on earth.
It is all following along paths that we know and understand.  Unfortunately many of us have not even the slightest inkling as to the history of our species, nor do we have access to many of those secrets, which were then common knowledge: such as planting food, raising animals and living in harmony with them, finding water, surviving outdoors, surviving outdoors in different climates.  Through a lack of history, you are less capable as a human to ensure your own survival.  in essence you are not only becoming weak, you are becoming dependent upon unseen forces.  when was the last time you took a look at ANY FARM where your food comes from, or do you not even know where the food in the grocery store you shop at comes from?  I think that would be a good place to start teaching yourself.  Learn where the stuff you put in the hole in your face to keep you a busy little worker bee COMES FROM.  Good idea, no?
Much of this is due to what you were taught, usually from a very early age you are indoctrinated in what is considered important.  This leads us to the question we must learn to ask at the earliest age possible, WHO is this teaching me what is considered important.  WHY is this considered important.  Who else considers this to be important.  Why do they consider it to be important.  How do those that have the power and influence to consider this important to the point that they are having it taught to me, well, what do they think of me.  Do they respect me and my voice?  Dig deep, you can see what you are thought of by the state of the nation you live in, and if you turn on any reliable source of information these days, humans are being though of less and less in more and more countries.
You must learn to ask questions, especially about your history, for in knowing the history, you can better shape your future, IMPORTANT, beware where you get your history, for many have shaped the history you are taught and taken away important details and have added others that are false simply that they may change the future through you!
Even to this very day we find that what we once knew was wrong and what we know now will be wrong yet again.  So what do we do ?
We must start to feel and trust our senses.  We were given/have evolved, doesn’t really matter either way, I’ll explain, however we got our sense of taste, touch, hearing, sight and smell, it doesn’t matter, what matters is that we have it, it is part of our SENSORY system.  These allow us to interact in the world we live in.  Even IF the world is an illusion in the mind, we have included in this illusion, these senses and ways of sensing, so regardless of what is real, we must first gain mastery of our senses.  In a most basic sense, you must think for yourself and follow your “Gut Instincts”, this is incredibly difficult for many because it is literally bred out of us in teaching us to be good little whatever we are’s in the world.
Be careful what you allow yourself to learn, instead of learning, many times you are simply dumbing down to form some others view of life.
This is not necessary, the world is big enough to support whatever you wish to be, I only direct you to the ANIMAL kingdom…
Literally Teaming with life. All of it has a place.  There is room for everything on this planet as long as simple rules are followed, the rules laid down by the planet, not by man who only LIVES ON the planet.
There is a huge distinction, we inhabit this earth, that is all, we share the space and resources with all, it is due to our losing sight of this that all hell is literally breaking loose on earth.
We discover new species as quickly as we kill them off, and we are now responsible , that’s a big word mind you, for creating new species by putting such a strain on the evolutionary curve, what with all of our messing about in the stew of things by digging here drilling there, pumping and pissing here and there…
I wonder what we will be responsible for creating if we “PUSH” much harder.  Nature always has a way of getting rid of things that have lost their way on this planet, and remember, for all of our power, we are talking about a P L A N E T.  It will always be bigger then us.
Historically when it comes to the human race and its different modes for survival in large groups, the odds are not in our favor.  Rome, Greece, Egypt in the time of the Pyramids, Charles the Great, etc.. every large group where power was centralized at the top, constantly seeking to expand, with a very large base….  THEY ARE ALL GONE NOW, they have all been wiped out.
Time and time again, it is our history.  Based on that, if we do not change what we are doing we can assume that we will be wiped out as they were. You all know the saying, history repeats itself.
That will be the push.  So then it becomes change or die, well, that’s a bleak one and no one wants that, me least of all, I’m having fun in the midst of this madness, and that’s the crux, finding more Joy than sorrow in the midst of it all, while at the same time striving for the very best in everyone so that we may all LIVE HAPPILY.  If we have more joy and make this the function we strive towards, then we will avoid the dark form of the “Spontaneous Rise” of Peace and prosperity for all.  we will instead bring it into existence, not have it be a byproduct of our madness.
If you live by the sword, you will die by the sword – Tao Te Ching.
The meek shall inherit the earth – Bible
You will find sayings alluding to this simple idea in many places, look with your eyes, that’s why they are there, listen to words people say, do not let yourself be blown away when it comes to food, be satisfied with food from the earth, you are a human, you need healthy food, it is very simple.  Those who do not eat healthy food for a long period of time become malnourished, most of the world is malnourished and overfed, the rest are malnourished and underfed and still more are overfed and whew, WHAT IN GODS GREAT NAME ARE WE DOING HERE!
Feel, know your self and your body and do not push yourself in any one direction but that which is to the highest good of your body, your mind and your soul, anything else and you are setting yourself up for a push on a personal level to get you headed back in the right direction, the cancer patient becomes a voice for the oppressed in the medical system once they fight off their cancer by changing their thought patterns and living patterns, until you respond positively, the push will continue.
When you are unable to respond to your individual push positively, you then begin to add to the push of society which we are experiencing now as was mentioned earlier.  Example…You aren’t happy with your health due to the fact you eat fast food at least a few times a week, frozen meals for dinner, donuts and coffee for breakfast and odds and ends in between.  Your health is slowly deteriorating and to make up for the horror you feel inside at your slow ride to death, you spend lots of time shopping for things you don’t need, drinking excessive amounts of booze, smoking cigarettes and watching hours of “happy people” on T.V….  What life is that?  More importantly, what kind of ripples are you sending out to the rest of the planet?  If Aliens came down right now and looked you in the eye and asked if you were a representation of the highest good a human could be, what would you say….?
Be the change you wish to see in the world.  Gandhi
I’m looking at the man in the mirror.  Michael Jackson
Let it begin with me.  Hymn my Mom would always sing at church
This is your one shot, one ride on the carousel, what will you do with it, what story will you have on your death bed when there is no one but you and oblivion, you cant lie to yourself forever, at some point, you will have to look your life in the eyes and you WILL be held accountable.
So make it worth your while.
A little inspiration to help you on your way compliments Mr. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers!