Contents/Links for PolyPsyArts
(Christopher's Political Pages)
Most of The links in this table take you to OTHER pages
News Updated Jan 22, '09
WHY Poly-Psy? See Poly-Psy Home Page

 

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"Politics, Psychology, & ...Mirrors..."
Bio: How A Marine became a Veteran for Peace


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"The Four Governments"
beliefs, fantasy, & realities - working & not
¤ THE WAR ECONOMY,
Responsible Buying & Economic Mgt
,

¤ Collected Essays on
War-Related Economics & Inequality

¤ "Memory, Tracking, & Forgiveness"
Credibility and *HOW & When* to Trust

¤ Getting Real About Conspiracies
(& belief system of the power elite)
also: Handling Conspiracy Theories
& Questionable News, Internet Sources, etc
¤ "The Citizen Momentum"
Op-Ed on Current Events, controversy, discussion, & Links

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Afghanistan/ Pakistan ("Tribalistan")
A Clear-cut *Exitable* Strategy
(rev 5/15/09)

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Structure &
Dissolving Extremism 101

"Spiritual Battles," Socio-Political Empathy, Attitudinal Healing
Revised (was "Machiavengelicals Exposed" re: abuse of evangelical fervor, rev'd & renamed [2008-'10-'14])

"Poly-Psy & Citizen Health - Discussions & Charts on Political Participation, Empathy, Apathy, & Healing"
Introducing a study in current "Poly-Psy" (not just "Poly-Sci") with three graphic flow charts and discussion points, including:
    ¤   strategy for the healing & preventative maintenance necessary for our creating & sustaining a working democracy
    ¤   cause and effect patterns related to conscious choices for change toward sustainable living on the planet (a long term project). This page also includes essays about about designing effective structure & process ('ism's & not), the economy as artform (practical metaphore?), and clarifying "empathy" (where it's definition has come to be redefined to apply in limited ways and directions).
    ¤   Relationships in "Beliefs, Paths, & Service" with a chart that visually relates various philosophical origins, coping styles, roles in active citizenry...
    ¤   Overall, this page provide a good intro to the (below linked) "OverComing Political Disillusionment" outline/study.

Most Recent News (fr/ Progressive Left)
and (off-site) the
PolyPsyArts Mailing List Archives
for Current Events Postings
(with simple or advanced search engine capability)
The Political Reference Page

A Would-be Endless Collection

of annotated links that tell and document much of the current story and relevant history -- organized with most sections updated (as often as can - considering they keep pouring in...) But don't forget the PolyPsy mailing list Archives for the most current updates.
NAMASKARA ("I salute the divinity within you")
And I honor our capacity to rock and roll with life, to see and utilize the opportunities that exist to make things better when we can.
World Healing Prayers Page
on Sacred Geometry Backgrounds
Now (since Nov'08) We know What can be accomplished when more than 40% of Americans feel empowered enough to Vote!
Did we create a government that actually represents our highest values?
(Well, if we didn't, practice makes perfect. And...)

"OverComing Political Disillusionment"
Provides an OUTLINE FOR STUDY of UNDERLYING PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS related to:
¤   current political challenges effecting American citizens and our changing government
¤   the basis of democratic participation & the power to make a difference for the world
¤   attitudes, beliefs, and resulting momentums that contradict our self-stated values while pushing us dangerously deeper into denial.
 


"Questions for Healing Disillusionment"
Has Selected Questions for Consideration regarding how effectively we use the democratic process, or let totalitarian forces rise to destroy it. Includes "Questions for Personal Empowerment," "Development of One Questioning Mind," and "Preventing/Overcoming Burnout for Activists" (a suggested class outline).

Socially Responsible Activism,
Extensive & Non-Partisan Resources, &
More Partisan Resources, and
Voting Systems & Election Issues
 


¤ The Efficient Vehicle Page
Practical Energy Efficiency -
Ideas, Resources, Links


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Genetically Engineered Foods

 Chalice Bridging & CDC Logo 200px, Chris Pringer 2008


Site Map & Organization Chart
and "How and Why this Site Is Different"
A study in Cross-Discipline Knowledge Sharing, Utilization, and a much needed integration of diverse talent - as related to *Chalice-Bridging* on world level.
(includes full-size graphic)

Author/Artist/Editor Contact Info, Copyright, Disclaimer & HomePage Info 
Email Christopher via PolyPsyArt@iinet.com

Web Site Support System
& Feedback Page

Site Map & Organization Chart
Christopher's Personal Page




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MID-EAST WARS and Post 9/11 Reality Check
Primarily about How & Why We Began - mainly in IRAQ -
from 2003 and "Stayed the Course" untill 2008
(Including a mix of Resource Links, News, Annotated Links,
Poly-Psy Art, and an Editorial with Reference Links)

MORE CURRENT
(on their own pages):
   ISIS / ISIL, Syria & Iraq
[NEW September 2014] Essays, links (& a few maps) compiled based on questions like, "Where did ISIS/ISIL come from, and what's that got to do with anything (like Sykes-Picot, Syria 2012-13 issues, Dick Cheney), let alone a reason for yet more war with foreign tribes with a 'new' name?" 1st 3 section titles (of 9 sections, so far): "World News Article Links & Summaries from Mark Jensen & others," "ISIS/ISIL "±Official± Perspectives & Related Commentary," and "ISIS/ISIL & 'Sykes-Picot'"

   the Poly-Psy Citizen Momentum page
for Posts on Current Events, with dated, ref-linked commentary on the Obama Administration's Middle-East Policy as well as domestic security policy, copied from a selection of applicable posts (by the editor of this page, Christopher Pringer) at facebook and on the Poly-Psy Spirit Mailing List. The latter links to the list archives which include posts and commentary on many other current topics as well. This page also includes the section,
      "HEARTS AND MINDS for An *Exitable* Strategy for Afghanistan/Pakistan"

9/11 Warnings and Alternatives Avoided, Averted... WHY?

Cover-up of FBI Agent Sybil Edmond's Warnings

          Remember the former translator for the FBI, Sybil Edmonds who said she provided information to the panel investigating the 11 September attacks which proves senior officials knew of al-Qa'ida's plans to attack the US with aircraft months before the strikes happened ? With top-secret security clearance, She had charged that an F.B.I. co-worker, a fellow Turkish linguist, had blocked the translation of material involving foreign acquaintances of hers who had come under suspicion. Condolizza Rice had said the administration took steps to counter al-Qa'ida, saying in The Washington Post on 22 March, "Despite what some have suggested, we received no intelligence that terrorists were preparing to attack the homeland using airplanes as missiles, though some analysts speculated that terrorists might hijack planes to try and free US-held terrorists." Mrs Edmonds said that by using the word "we", Ms Rice told an "outrageous lie". Ms Edmondslater said: "Rice says 'we' not 'I'. That would include all people from the FBI, the CIA and DIA [Defense Intelligence Agency]. I am saying that is impossible." The investigation by the Justice Department's inspector general found that many of Ms. Edmonds's accusations were supported, that the F.B.I. did not take them seriously enough and that her allegations were, in fact, the most significant factor in the F.B.I.'s decision to terminate her services. The suit had been dismissed after Attorney General John Ashcroft, invoking a rarely used power, declaring her case to be a matter of 'state secret' privilege. [excerpted from '04-'05 references listed further below]

          Sibel Edmonds: The Traitors Among Us:   A MUST READ, By Brad Friedman. Sibel Edmonds Has Named Names. Why Isn't The Media Reporting The Story?  March 01, 2010 - Hustler -- SIBEL EDMONDS, a former FBI translator, claims that the following government officials have committed what amount to acts of treason. They are lawmakers Dennis Hastert, Bob Livingston, Dan Burton, Roy Blunt, Stephen Solarz and Tom Lantos, as well as at least three members of George W. Bush's inner circle: Douglas Feith, Paul Wolfowitz and Marc Grossman.

          WHERE IS ACCOUNTABILITY? By Sibel Edmonds Antiwar.com June 21, 2005: Another most telling read about how we totally missed what would seem to be a sure if not obvious warning - more than four months prior to Sept. 11, 2001: "...This asset/informant was previously a high-level intelligence officer in Iran in charge of intelligence from Afghanistan. Through his contacts in Afghanistan he received information that: (1) Osama bin Laden was planning a major terrorist attack in the United States targeting four or five major cities; (2) the attack was going to involve airplanes; (3) some of the individuals in charge of carrying out this attack were already in place in the United States; and (4) the attack was going to be carried out soon, in a few months. The agents who received this information reported it to their superior, Special Agent in Charge of Counterterrorism Thomas Frields, at the FBI Washington field office, by filing "302" forms, and the translator, Mr. Behrooz Sarshar, translated and documented this information. No action was taken by Frields, and after 9/11 the agents and the translators were told to keep quiet regarding this issue ..."
      But is Sibel Edmonds credible? ..." [More than you want to know, but the read is important. -cp, 3'10]

More References:
*      Recent (1/15/05) Sybil Edmonds story at Common Dreams .Org
*      Original (04/02/04) Sybil Edmonds story at Common Dreams .Org
*      More on the Sybil Edmonds story at Common Dreams .Org
*      More on the Sybil Edmonds story at Judicial Watch .Org.
*      Sibel Edmonds own Boiling Frogs Post .Com/
          Yet the initial 9/11 investigations were largely put aside by the most despicable tactics and lame, not to mention visibly weak, excuses ('02-'03). One at least strongly supported the idea of not causing neighbors to become terrorists - on purpose. The Fall '04 revelations and the Sybil Edmonds story brought some fresh air (see just below). And then the Zogby & other polls we apparently aren't hearing much about. ( March 2010: More Details of 9/11 Commission cover up revelations, members' quotes, etc under the 9/11 poster section a little ways below ). Question: Is supporting our leadership and saving our national face more important than the thousands of lives lost and maimed? Obviously, it is to Mr. Bush, our fearful mis-leader and the wrecking crew that props him with statements. You would think the now obvious contrivance & LIES supporting the 9/11 contentions and Iraq war, not to mention the so-called connection between the two, would have awoken everyone by now . I have some ideas as to how the sheople have been kept... (had written that in Spring '04 along with much of the editorial section after the "911 They Knew" and "Veterans for Peace call for Impeachment" Graphics a little further below).

    52 Warnings Ignored
(data released Fall '04)

          "The Bush administration has blocked the public release of the full, classified version of the [911] investigation report for more than five months, officials said, much to the frustration of former commission members who say it provides a critical understanding of the failures of the civil aviation system. The administration provided both the classified report and a declassified, 120-page version to the National Archives two weeks ago and, even with heavy redactions in some areas, the declassified version provides the firmest evidence to date about the warnings that aviation officials received concerning the threat of an attack on airliners and the failure to take steps to deter it.
          "Among other things, the report says that leaders of the F.A.A. received 52 intelligence reports from their security branch that mentioned Mr. bin Laden or Al Qaeda from April to Sept. 10, 2001. That represented half of all the intelligence summaries in that time." [Remember "Air America"?]
          The above was excerpted from New York Times article, 2/10/05. But for best (broad) coverage, you can Google various combinations of these keywords: "52 Investigation Reports; FAA Sweeny repeatedly chose collaboration when NORAD insisted he request interraction hour prior to 911; Sen. Mark Daton targeted by GOP after calling for investigation; NORAD timeline conflict with FAA tapes destroyed; US fear of theocratic governments in Mid-East vs Saudi Arabian style; administration officials who lied in 911 hearings promoted."

          Barbara Lee's Alternative to War Amendment [H. Con. Res. 473 9/'02, thence H.J. Res. 114, 10/'02 and H. CON. RES. 2, 1/'03, and S.Res 32 1/'03] was offered prior to Iraq War, obviously a route we should've taken, or Dennis Kucinich's constant stream of alternative-loaded legislation that would have kept us in our integrity while helping our neighbors - Speaking out early on for doing more for less (in cost of Lives as well as dollars). Before the war Brent Scowcroft, the former National Security Advisor, and since the war about many other high-ranking CIA, MI-6, and diplomatic officials, all gave testimony in the video, "The Truth & Lies of 9-11" -- sponsored by MoveOn.Org, and available at www.truthuncovered.com. It's one of the most telling publications on record. [ -- that was in 2004; there's far better compilations now such ref/linked on Brass Resistance and Political Reference Pages (links below) - cp, 2008]
Witchhunt-Adj.jpg
A response to 9/24/10 FBI raided on homes of 14 well-known anti-war and human rights activists in Chicago and Minneapolis


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Is that Lancelot?

Or YOU with your shining armor, lance, and cloak of truth?" ?

What's WRONG with this picture?  

(And, yes, what's also right with it?)

What about how we (most folks) relate to the archetype of Knighthood? And how many people (not just guys) relate that archetype (consciously or unconsciously) to our own self-image as related to military service? (And what about that armor, shining or not? Rolfers and Integrative Bodywork practitioners might have an answer for you, by the way smile with far, far-reaching psychological implications, however.) Granted, I could think of far far worse archetypes for someone bent on going to war - ie: those unassociated with such attributes as chivalry. And what does the "Holy Grail" represent? (more about "Pragmatic Balance" than extremism perhaps?). There is a also a story about how a former Marine (guess who Wink ) who came to a have different perspective on this. BIG HINT about that archetype being associated to military service: What if I said Spiritual battles were meant to be fought within? And that the grail legend was / is about recovering balance (and recovering from EXTREMISM) as as essential part of that? (at least eventually through our evolution as humans). [Hence the chalice art at this site, whether for "spiritual" purposes or not.] [Picture by Unknown]



Bring Our Kids Home Bumper Sticker Blk3x10 ThumPic Bring Our Kids Home Bumper Sticker Blk3x10 ThumPic
These two versions of the "Bring Our Kids/Troops Home Whole" bumpersticker were inspired by the Peace Sign'ed American Flag (photos of the "Peace Flag Honor Guard" further below), and of course, the continuing need to bring our kids/troops home "Whole."

Printable PDFs are available with Full (8.5x11) page(s) of Three (3) B-stickers (each pdf about 3.3 MB in file size)
[Apologies for bad links for weeks prior to 9/16/10]:
ChBullet bumper-sticker WITHOUT VFP Logo           ChBullet bumper-sticker WITH VFP Logo

To download you can right click on the link(s) and then click "save as", if you don't want to open the pdf in your browser
Bring Our Kids Home Bumper Sticker Blk3x10 ThumPic
    The Original version was created in Jan'04 with the logo for Veterans for Peace Chapter 92 over a star-field from the American Flag. EG: we (psychologically astute vets) knew then that the soldiers were being trained differently, and the repeated tour-rotation policy was already being indicated, and how that related to PTSD.
And now (Spring 2010) we find already that more vets of Iraq-Afghanistan have committed suicide than have been killed in combat.
Compare this to the 30+ yrs it took
for Viet Nam vets to reach that statistic (!)

I repeat here (at right) the resource that I put at the vUSPeace Academy pages in 2004, which resource has since been confirmed to be applicable/effective for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans
ChBullet Co-Counseling or Re-Evaluation Counseling (REC)
because Listening Can be healing

While Harvey Jackins, the originator, has passed on, Re-Evaluation Counseling has continued to develop and mature into a most valuable, while relatively easy to learn, healing methodology.
For more information, you might use these KEYWORDS in your search engine: Co-Counseling, Re-Evaluation Counseling, Harvey Jackins.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.     - Leo Buscaglia


Visit AcupunctureForVets.Org (Seattle- 206 930-1238) or AcuWithoutBorders.Org The number of Clinics in the US is growing!

I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, as only one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
...Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense,
a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.

-Dwight D. Eisenhower, U.S. general and 34th president (1890-1969)

Bumpersticker from VFP's national campaign, "How's the War Economy Working for You"




Related ? : " 'The Lords of Culture' and Listening - A story about Language, Relationship, and 'the Body-Mind Split'
An Anthropology of Intelligence & Paradigms in Context"
(7/31/10, ed.9/4/10)

 



L E T T E R S     &     P E T I T I O N S

  Forgiveness and Accountability
are NOT mutually exclusive.       Healing practitioners will tell you
that each works best when both are obtained hand-in-hand.


Demand Accountability for Bush, Cheney, & Rove
We Can Have Them In Jail Where They Belong


THANK YOU, PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER !!! (June '09)

Find Link-loaded Messages for quickly getting your sigs on petitions and sending letters to Elected Officials
via PolyPsyList Archives:
Use "Impeach" in its efficient Search Engine, sort by latest, etc.
For Rove, include "Mike Connell" (yep, another plane crash)

Related: Impeachment Resource Links;   For a quick read to dispel doubt of need, see Myths About Impeachment
 
1 Million Innocent Iraqis
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Wanna   Get   Back?   (By Bringing us back to Reality, that is ?)
STILL   WANT   YOUR   VOTE   TO   COUNT ?
V O T E     W I T H     Y O U R     D O L L A R !
Please Use These Resources As Needed

Bumpersticker from VFP's national campaign, "How's the War Economy Working for You"
 
6 inch 101KB jpg semi-thumbnail version of '9/11 They Knew' poster
Posters available in JPG (for hi-quality 8.5" x 11") and PDF (for very large posters) by email for free or donation.
I have a Very Large (52" wide) poster printed & available for Your Event. Write for details via PolyPsyArt@iinet.com
If you're a Seattle activist you probably know someone with my phone number.
The W.M.D. Lie was NOT the FIRST


CALL FOR CITIZEN ACTION
via Moveon.org and
with a Poster or Bumpersticker denoting your awareness level.

The URL on the Poster (which documents how we know they knew) is
www.911Timeline.net and www.attackonamerica.net.

What I could have added was via
www.truthuncovered.com
or Mike Ruppert's site at www.copvcia.com.
(you can read why a few paragraphs below)

And if you like your posters large, you'll love the 5-foot wide version! Warning: This is an FTP link to a an extremely large (10Mb) file.

THE FOLLOWING IS THE TEXT YOU PROBABLY CAN'T READ IN THE LARGE THUMBNAIL PIC ABOVE:
on top:
*Questioning Authority & Demanding Accountability is a Matter of Citizen Responsibility. What kind of leadership is it that says otherwise ?
 
under the prez:
The otherwise inconceivable “Patriot Acts” are about loyalty to a would-be KING, about hegemony & empire-making, not about loyalty to the CITIZENS, or any conscionable “Security.”
under "They Knew":
"A time comes when Silence is Betrayal"
-Martin Luther King
 
under "Impeach Them":
Before More are Sacrificed...
For "Your Freedom"

And see 5th paragraph of the article this links to. Yes it's been documented (-cp, 10'06)




Some Statements on the 9/11 Commission Cover-Up Revelations

The senior counsel to the 9/11 Commission – John Farmer – said that the government agreed not to tell the truth about 9/11, echoing the assertions of fellow 9/11 Commission members who concluded that the Pentagon was engaged in deliberate deception about their response to the attack.

Senator Max Cleland, who resigned from the 9/11 Commission after calling it a “national scandal”, stated in a 2003 PBS interview,
       “I'm saying that's deliberate. I am saying that the delay in relating this information to the American public out of a hearing… series of hearings, that several members of Congress knew eight or ten months ago, including Bob Graham and others, that was deliberately slow walked… the 9/11 Commission was deliberately slow walked, because the Administration's policy was, and its priority was, we're gonna take Saddam Hussein out.”

Cleland, speaking with Democracy Now, said,
       “One of these days we will have to get the full story because the 9-11 issue is so important to America. But this White House wants to cover it up”.

       Documents recently obtained by the ACLU show that the government warned the 9/11 Commission against getting to the bottom of the September 11 terror attacks in a letter signed by Attorney General John Ashcroft, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and CIA Director George J. Tenet.
       In a letter dated January 6, 2004, the Commission was refused permission to question terrorist detainees, with inquiry leaders Hamilton and Kean being told there was “A line that the Commission should not cross,” in the course of its investigation. The government urged the Commission, “Not to further pursue the proposed request to participate in the questioning of detainees,” according to the letter, citing the need to “Safeguard the national security, including protection of Americans from future terrorist attacks.”
       In 2006 the Washington Post reported that several members of the 9/11 Commission suspected deception on part of the Pentagon. As reported,
       “Some staff members and commissioners of the Sept. 11 panel concluded that the Pentagon's initial story of how it reacted to the 2001 terrorist attacks may have been part of a deliberate effort to mislead the commission and the public rather than a reflection of the fog of events on that day, according to sources involved in the debate.”

          9/11 Commissioner Bob Kerry also has unanswered questions. As reported by Salon, he believes that there are legitimate reasons to believe an alternative version to the official story.

       “There are ample reasons to suspect that there may be some alternative to what we outlined in our version,” Kerry said. The commission had limited time and limited resources to pursue its investigation, and its access to key documents and witnesses was fettered by the administration.

Commissioner Tim Roemer, speaking to CNN, stated that Commission members were considering a criminal probe of false statements. As quoted,
       “We were extremely frustrated with the false statements we were getting,” Roemer told CNN. “We were not sure of the intent, whether it was to deceive the commission or merely part of the fumbling bureaucracy.”

Despite the fact that the majority of 9/11 Commission members have openly attacked the official story, the corporate media still frames any suspicion surrounding 9/11 as baseless conspiracy fodder at best, and at worst – terrorist and extremist propaganda.
         And there is Mike Ruppert, who created the 138 minute video, "The Truth and Lies of 9-11" (which is about much more than 9-11), offers $1000 to anyone who can disprove the authenticity of any of his source materials - which, obvious from this tape, are voluminous. Ruppert is publisher and editor of "From The Wilderness", a newsletter read in 27 countries, by 20 members of the US Congress, professors at 12 Universities in the US and Canada and by the Intelligence committee of both houses. He is a former LAPD narcotics investigator who discovered CIA trafficking in drugs in 1977. After attempting to expose this he was forced out of LAPD in 1978 while earning the highest rating reports possible and having no pending disciplinary actions. In the wake of the September 11th attacks, Ruppert was among the first to be publicly critical of a number of transparent flaws in the official story presented by the US Government. He also exposed the interesting (and high) correlation between owners of very large banks and current or past members of the upper CIA hierarchy. In more than twenty stories since 9-11 he has followed his tested strategy of using only government documents, official statements or verifiable press reports as the basis for his work. As a result he has been openly received by several members of Congress and maintains open lines of communication with congressional and committee staffs. Ruppert's website is at www.copvcia.com, phone: 818-788-8791. [-- 2003]

14    D e f i n i n g    Characteristics   Of    F a s c i s m
[was "12 Warning Signs Of Fascism" but that link no longer works]
More Complete: "Distorting Fascism to Sanitize Capitalism"
Much of the legislation is still in effect     [Jan 2010]:
Let us demand withdrawal of the "October Surprise" legislation that removed key citizen protections
[More in Civil Rights section of Political Refs Page. You can right-click both these links & open in new tabs.]


The ZOGBY POLL on 911, 2003

          HALF OF NEW YORKERS BELIEVED GOVERNMENT COMPLICITY IN 9/11 It found 41% of New York State residents and 49.3% of New York City residents believe that some U.S. leaders “knew in advance that attacks were planned on or around September 11, 2001, and that they consciously failed to act.” Two-Thirds of New Yorkers Want 9/11 Case Re-Opened. Article at Washington Post .Com The Zogby Poll was the first scientific poll of it kind in the wake of the 9/11 tragedy. Says Nick Levis of the New York City 9/11 Truth Alliance: "This case is anything but closed." More via United for Peace
          2003: 63% of Canadians on average believe that the U.S. government was involved. In European polls, two-thirds say the same thing. This includes some German defense ministers and technology ministers, known conservatives and progressives, going public. An environment minister, Michael Meacher, says that if they didn't do it, they sure as hell knew what was going on.
          In Spring '04 TrueMajority.Com and MoveOn.org helped insure as fair an investigation as we could - given what we have ...(ahem)... And felt then they should've been calling for the full exposure of the Sibel Edmonds pre-911 warnings - about the likelihood of passenger planes being used as suicide bombers; details above & via Political Refs Page
.
 



Back To Top  Set of Links


Veterans For Peace
Called for Impeachment
of George W. Bush!

At Veteran's for Peace .Org were presented
Articles of Impeachment
for President George W. Bush, Vice President Richard B. Cheney, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Attorney General John David Ashcroft.

Related: Impeachment Resource Links;   For a quick read to dispel doubt of need, see Myths About Impeachment
Machiavengelical (sp? <grin>) Rove & Bush Bumper Sticker (eg: 'Faith-Based Election Results' my You Know What!)

The Patriot Acts I & II


Inconceivable Without something like 9/11, as stated on the 911 poster above, the "Patriot Acts" are about loyalty to a would-be KING, about hegemony & empire-making, and not about loyalty to the CITIZENS, or any conscionable "Security."
Let Our Patriotism be about loyalty to the PEOPLE of America - especially to those who are intelligent and empathetic enough to recognize the strength and integrity of cooperating as World Citizens. Let our patriotism not degenerate to a kind of loyalty that encourages our senses to be dulled into blind quiescence, as if to justify the pain of others already more disadvantaged. [2009: Still in Effect for the most part]
Rik Reynold's Bush-AWOL B-Sticker, Rendered by Chris Pringer (Thumbnail)
Sadam had always been only as powerful as we made him (quite literally, in fact). Let's not give the Sadams and Ben Ladens more power by further aligning the MidEast against us - certainly not for the poor excuses we've offered (in spite of the efforts to manufacture better ones).



          Support Winter Soldier II: Iraq & Afghanistan
          On March 13-16, 2008, Iraq Veterans Against the War members gathered near Washington DC to disclose the realities of U.S. war policy, to share eyewitness stories that have been censored from the American public about the true human cost of these occupations. They need your support! There are many ways to help. There will continue to be live audio/video feeds from the Washington DC hearings available to present at your local event. Listen to Audio Clips from Participating Veterans! Read and sign the Winter Soldier Statement of Support here, and encourage friends, family, coworkers and members of your group to sign it as well. "...We Support the Troops Who Oppose the War: Truth, honesty and integrity are essential components to a functioning democracy...".

          Besides the IVAW: Iraq Veterans Against The War, more new groups we are so happy to see formed are Veterans Against The Iraq War, and West Point Grads Against The War .Org! Another new outfit is the World Veterans Federation. And lastly, but actually FIRST among the veterans of questioning authority, are the much appreciated VVAW- Vietnam Veterans Against The War!

          *Iraq Veterans Against the War* Speak Out, VIDEOs (Google Src Results -LOTS)

          Military/War/Anti-War/Sexual VIDEOs (Google Src Results): Probably one of the most powerful of these is of April Fitzimmons, Intelligence Analyst, USAF. A Comment at YouTube: "Thank you for posting this. It is truly amazing. She has real courage. 'My biggest enemy was my own company', just what Suzanne Swift said. This is something that anyone even considering joining the military needs to see, especially women.

          Lt. Ehren Watada became the first commissioned officer to publicly refuse deployment to the unlawful war and occupation in Iraq (with the Fort Lewis-based 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division). While doing this on June 22, 2006, Watada said, "As the order to take part in an illegal act is ultimately unlawful as well, I must refuse that order." Watada's commander added a seventh count to the six he already faced for remarks Watada made in a speech Aug. 12 at the Veterans for Peace national convention in Seattle. see Watada Speech at Veterans for Peace convention August 2006 and related articles ("Iraq combat vets explain support for Lt. Watada," "GI resistance is a growing trend," and "We were conditioned to hate them"). After a long, drawn-out, process, one that I would think would be embarassing to the military judicial system if only for its contradictions, Watada was exonerated in 2009. See the whole story at the 'Thank You Lt. Watada web site'




Winter Soldier II promotional postcards are now available without charge.




On the Question of Genocide - Even at Command Levels

  THE LANCET STUDY posted at the web site of the West Point Graduates Against The War .Org - regarding Mortality before and after the 2003 invasion of Iraq: cluster sample survey: The conclusions of the 'Lancet' study: 100 Thousand Innocent Iraqis Killed since beginning of the Iraq War. Also see   "Halloween Tidings from the 'War on Terror' by Jim Lobe. [Lancet, 2007 update: approximately 1 million Iraqis Killed] These West Point Grads were joined by Iraq Veterans Against The War (see above), as well as more intrenched notables, per   Revolt of the Generals by RICHARD J. WHALEN, The Nation, October 16, 2006." And the whole story on that at the"Brass Resistance" pages - About the resistance of mainly Military Field Officers." But not just..."
          ...have you ever put [the Hersh reports] of the last year or two side by side? Trends are interesting, ya think? eg: how unpredictable is the brass (which brass? and who said agents?) Re-stacked chain of command for "emergency"... di©tator$hip... Well, it's time to blow that cover (wider). Very long page, includes most articles on the subject plus others for 'In Context' [ie: with changes in laws made by the Bushies related to chain of command, martial law, etc.] reading, implications, resources; eg: one very "loaded" page.


  So, what got us to the point of having such a separation even among our military commanders? - see "The Origins of the Neo-Conservative Mind - a Political Comparative Analysis by Professor Alan Wolfe" - helps us to understand contemporary politics & the relevance to what's happening now in American history.

Regarding Rumsfelds, "...use the Army we Have..." - the bravado of war in 2004
          * What have the army's recruiters been telling our kids about "the army we have"? *
          In direct regard to Rumsfeld's comment -- about using "the army you have, not the one you want" -- we haven't asked him about what the army's recruiters have been telling our kids - about the "army we have." And I'm talking about the kids who are now serving in Iraq, including those on their 1st or subsequent involuntary extentions, and including those who are headed for Iraq. And I am referring to the Marines and other branches of the service, as well as the Army, if I am correct in assuming Rumsfeld was. And do we think the recruiters are going to be more truthful due to Rumsfeld's comments or any fallout from complaints about armor? Do we think that "whining" among servicemen about what they were promised vs what they got will be any more acceptable, even among the war-torn in the VA Hospitals, whose services have deteriorated due to the funds having been cut by this administration?
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"People can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.… All you have to do is tell them they're being attacked and denounce the pacifists for a lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."
- Herman Goering

"Remember, under the oppressive Taliban regime, people live in constant fear... We must stand for something better than that. It is therefore urgent that all Americans be quiet, stop asking questions, accept the orders of authorities, and let us get on with the important work of defending liberty, so that America can continue to be a beacon of freedom to all the world."
  - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld
 



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(re: Machiavellian Use of Evangelical Fervor)                     Editorial (Written in Fall 2003):
         After reading the documents which comprise the history of our current [2003] administration, I, along with many others, come to the belief that The MidEast Conflict is far from over. In Iraq innocent people on both sides are still dying, plans and strategies exist for continued militarily enforced hegemony. What that means is that we will still have one or two hundred thousand troops there (who will have surpassed their rotation dates 3 to 5 times), we will be in charge of primary infrastructure maintenance through corporations owned or invested in by members of the White House administration, and the power list goes on.
          As you may see via the annotated links on the Political References Page - there are a great many highly placed people in the Pentagon, the CIA, the congress, the diplomatic corps, plus most American religious leaders, most international leaders, [ETC!] that are doing their best to convince people that, who we have in charge now not only got there illegally, but have been operating on the darkest fringe of government for over 30 years. Americans enjoyed (or at least ignored) their dirty work when we were convinced that our enemies deserved extreme treatment. But now they are in the White House. The truth about the sanctions imposed on Iraq, who pulled the strings as to how those sanctions were carried out, what the effects were of depleted uranium in GulfWarI and especially now on both our troops and especially the population...
         As you'll understand from the below notes, all of this points to continued empire-making and co-opting of resources (beyond Iraq to say the least) -- and not at all for the purposes or even justifications that we are told. Remember, the values of the Neo-Cons are strung by single thread of "the ends justifies the means." That means they believe ANYTHING can be said or done, so long as it feeds the process of their achievement of their ends. Often all they have to do to "justify" some horrendous deed is wave the flag. But please realize they need feel no affinity to the flag, nor to the values for which it stands, in order for them to wave the flag, let alone to achieve their ends.
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'No Liars War' Sign          Therefore, I tend to backup my political material (at least at my own website) with references that are backed up with references that are.... Granted, I do tend to trust some evidence when it's only corroborated by certain individuals, but I'm talking of the likes of Congressman Jim McDermott (from the state of WA). When he says something, I tend to believe he's got his references straight, AND plenty of them. He's also a psychiatrist, not that I tend to think much of drug prescriptions vs alternative medicine, but he seems to be quite the empathic caring individual when I've been around him - so different from the usual politician. And he's been so darned brave during all this, daring the administration to provide proof or disprove his own evidence, that one would almost have to believe him anyway.
      Project for a New American Century (PNAC)
[who I refer to when I say "from the P'NAC Gallery"]
The PNAC blueprint, for the creation of a 'global Pax Americana' Uncovered by the Sunday Herald, was drawn up for Dick Cheney (now vice-president), Donald Rumsfeld (defense secretary), Paul Wolfowitz (Rumsfeld's deputy), George W Bush's younger brother Jeb and Lewis Libby (Cheney's chief of staff). The document, entitled "Rebuilding America's Defenses: Strategies, Forces And Resources For A New Century," (a copy here) was written in September 2000 by the neo-conservative think-tank Project for the New American Century (PNAC). This 90 page document used to be available at New American Century .Org (but now it's their Iraq-Middle-East page). It was a grand re-write of a 46-page document, "Draft Defense Planning Guidance," conceived in 1992, during the first Bush Administration. The orchestrated call for empire was "out of the closet," according to conservative columnist Charles Krauthamer: "It's Empire Versus Democracy". Also of interest might be "History Repeats Itself Clear and Present Danger," an analysis of PNAC and CPD (Committee on the Present Danger).       In "THE FRAUDULENT WAR," Richard W. Behan of Lopez Island provides A GREAT SUMMARY. The detailed pdf file with illustrated slideshow presentation, is available via
(click to open file in your browser or download by right-clicking, then "Save Link as") (5.5 mb PDF file), or "The So-Called War On Terror" (digested article, 105kb Word Doc).
Hegemony Spends Innocent Lives & Makes A Killing' fr PolyPsyArt2004from PolyPsyArt 2004,
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Genghis Bush by Rik Reynolds           In fact, based on such as the above, I believe the administration and it's backers -- those who are actually NOT pro-American, but obviously pro-world domination (as per their very own PNAC or "Project for a New American Century" - again, see those links above as needed) -- are in effect the most sophisticated Mafia on the planet.
         Hence, they do not plan to stop with the Iraq conquest. Why say this? The PNAC folks ("P'NAC Gallery" <grin>) have an agenda to provide "security" through insuring their control of all the WMD's on the planet. I believe their best image of themselves is as protective father over their own children. (And Dubya's right-hand man, Karl Rove, knows how to work with images - and the media, by the way. [Note the book, *Bush's Brain,* by Moore Slater]) And the first phase of that is, one way or the other, to bring the entire Caspian Sea oil basin under US control. We could call it the "Caspian Sea Base." Why? Not only for the oil for US usage, but for the oil that will provide the upper hand with the Russian Mafia. Why? Because a major **unpredictable** is the Russian mafia, and their access to WMDs (Weapons of Mass Destruction). Having achieved control of Russia (along with control of the Middle-East), the only unpredictable left for world domination is China, it's WMD's (Weapons of Mass Destruction), and it's immense army...
       Who said Caspian Sea, Azierbajan, & Chechnya (and N.Ossetia over Georgia) ?? Ever see an oil company map of this area? (Assembled from various maps by yours truly, it includes Georgia & other surrounding areas.) Or wonder how many barrels per day was output in 2002? Would you believe there are Lots of Maps at the U of Texas?
       And Afganistan? ... Yes, on the other side of Iran from Iraq. Oh, and just this side of China? And the NORAD (missle complex) size tunnels in the Afgan mountains. I wonder what good those might be to someone who thinks like Cheney & Rumsfeld ? (What's Rummy up to these days?) Did I say "Caspian Sea Base" ? [but that would seem like more logical a reason, from the Neo-Con point of view, to have done what we have done in the Near East]... And there's a special section on Karl Rove, "The King Of Dirt", later down the page. What's this got to do with the Collateral Repair Project? Well, what does the Boston Marathon tragedy have to do with Iraqi Refugees? You Can Find Out Here.
         Can you dig Rik Reynolds poignant creativity with "Genghis Bush" ( upper-left )?
         Question: Was the SARS virus ever shown to be a long-term threat to the immune systems of races other than the Chinese/Asian? Similarly, the Bird Flu had it's most deadly effect on Asians, and apparently less on Eurasian - and seemed to stop there (only due to containment measures?). The reason I ask has to do with a TV documentary I saw in the Spring of 3003 - it was on the US-Russian collaboration in the neutralization (closure and destruction?) of the previously super-secret Siberian bio-chemical research facilities. They reported that their research was decades ahead of our own, including with genetic-based viral weaponry. Were they trying to tell us something?
         And really, just where is our President all this time? Check out this headline: Fired Treasury secretary calls Bush disengaged in meetings. Former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill, pushed out of the administration for not being a team player, says President Bush, [who was] so disengaged during Cabinet meetings that he was like a "blind man in a roomful of deaf people." - Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press, Seattle Post Intelligencer, January 10, 2004.

         This wouldn't sound so fantastic to the average American were it not for a kind of national memory shortage. I doubt there's a political science teacher alive that will disavow the "two-week memory" phenomenon, by the way. (Find elaboration on *memory, tracking, and trust* in the "handling conspiracies" section.) I believe this phenomenon has developed in large part due to a very strong need to believe in our 'good guy' image of ourselves - certainly more than we want to acknowledge our attachment to our standard of living. Well, considering the military power of the United States, I believe it essential to the planet that the citizenry wake up to the reality of this need and how it blinds us. eg: It's not that we aren't wonderful people, but vast and persistent evidence shows that we tend to elect leaders based on their professionally projected personality instead of on the facts. And then we (feel the need to) believe them -- WHY? So we can feel ok about ourselves. Therefore, our real need is to get real, become aware of the incredible degree of denial (developed as a coping mechanism to psychologically protect us from the immense pain of it all), get a hold of ourselves, and get in charge of what we can be proud of. (If you want detailed analysis/prognosis, see the "Over-Coming Disillusionment" and "Intro to Poly-Psy" pages. And then there's "the Rovesputin Report" or "MachiAvengelical Mag"...)

         In the above paragraph I'm not talking about "the others" who just like bullying people around: "We deserve it because we're better AND we're bigger" - nor about the Milkin or Trump types: "we deserve more because we're quicker, slicker, we're winners, and loosers suck" (which "Superiority" lie begot the artwork you see nearby, as it is at the heart of how Americans have been so blind to the manipulations of the "corporartists" in the revolving door with the politicians). Nor was it about the fascist types: "we deserve it when we've gained the power to say so, and we're serious enough to 'sacrifice' anyone who gets in our way, friend or enemy". But those are probably only 50% of those who support Bush. The trouble is, many of them tend to be the more financially or militarily powerful people around. However, one of the positive facts going for us is that many top pentagon officials do NOT agree in any way at all with the current policies (assuming all those generals that were fired weren't mute or senile). That's why Rumsfeld has Wolfowitz running the Pentagon. He's about as experienced with military life as Bush is with SOLO landing on a carrier. Which reminds me: Rob Moitoza has a great rif entitled "Chicken Hawks" on his very hip *Speak-Out!* Album - good rhythms, rap, and fun (at the expense of those who've been spending lives).
Visualize This - Why? - 600 Thousand [in '06] Innocent Iraqi's Dead' (Chris Pringer)
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Karl Rovesputin: Machiavengelical, Man!

Bush/Cheney '04: Putting the "con" in conservatism

Bush/Cheney '04: Thanks for not paying attention

Bushies '04: Because the truth just isn't good enough

Bushies '04: The last vote you'll ever have to cast

Bushies '04: God Save King George!   . . .   . . .

Making the world a better place, 1 country at a time!

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          Speaking of image projection: A little more on the image-casting horse-whisperer, Karl "Rovesputin" (No offense to horses intended): He was one of at least 14 administration officials who owned stock in Enron, he reporting at least $250,000 worth of Enron stock when they joined the administration. After the Republican Party narrowly regained control of the Senate, the Associated Press reported his statement, "Now we have a re-affirmed mandate to carry on our programs at home and abroad. And we will move swiftly in the Congress to push our bills through, to get more strict-constructionist judges into place, and to continue our course abroad, forcefully asserting democracy and freedom around the globe." By the way, Senator Wellstone, the only Senator who had the courage, credibility, and known agenda for challenging Bush's power agenda, was on top of Rove's target list. This was just before Wellstone's death - as Rove was "asserting democracy and freedom" in an election year when the Senate balance of power could be decided by the voters of a single state. A Sheriff said he saw the wreckage of Wellstone's plane all contained in a narrow area, whereas, at Reuters.Com it was, "The wreckage was scattered and fully engulfed in flames," Ulman said. "Just looking at it, it would take a miracle to survive it." Many questions about Wellstone's death still go unanswered - and uninvestigated. I received a mailer for this organization in May of '08: Wellstone .Org, Wellstone Action Fund - Founded by David Wellstone, Paul's son, "to bring about the social and economic change my parents worked for their entire lives." Seems to be a useful organization (at the least). -cp
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          Karl Rove and Donald Rumsfeld know that folks would catch on if they just do nickel and dime crime. These two are key figure along with Bush Sr. in top level CIA-related decisions including covert operations since mid 70's, including during Oli North's handiwork in El Salvadore, Guatamala, and Nicaragua in the 80's. But if they create a big enough lie or a perform a big enough atrocity, then so many citizens will indignantly respond, "Oh c'mon, *we* [good guys] just wouldn't, couldn't do something like that - that's conspiracy stuff !" Rove knows where the sheople's "see no evil" threshold is.

          He knows that the way to keep sheople in denial (no matter how much other people question it) is to make sure they feel that it would be too painful for them to believe the truth, and then they will find a way to protect themselves from the truth. But they wouldn't have to look far for that protection, (So long as they are "God-FEARing") of course. Because it -and lots of fear- is liberally afforded by political magicians such as we have [9/11/03] in the Bush administration (ie: Rove and his special crew).

          But as I write this column (09/11/03) , even Walter Cronkite speaks the truth about the administration policies. Maybe it is indeed time that we ween the sheople from the nipple that provides the milk of blissful ignorance.
'Wash Me' Flag
Should this picture lend ideas for
some creative ventures, such as street theator involving a large flag with scars on it (say, in form of words depicting various events or ?), & maybe being dipped into a large trough, with clean-minded folks giving it the scrubbing it deserves, & all done along side a busy thoroughfare, I'd love to hear about it!
                  Which leads to a perhaps even more frightening question. But first Consider the epidemic of what is being called "pneumonia" among the troops in Iraq, whereas all the facts and experts point to the lung condition being one caused by depleted uranium, and whereas it took 5 years or so for "such conditions to turn up after GulfWarI, and whereas we have put far, far, far more depleted uranium into Iraq, and primarily in the bigger cities where our kids and older reservists are staying for the most part, and whereas it would thus compute to very few of them surviving (w/any degree of health) more than a year or two.

          IE: Karl Rove and the Bush gang doesn't want citizens to know that 30% of the veterans from the First Gulf War are sick and dying, and another 10% are already dead from related cancers and toxicity.

          We can find out more at the above links and at Reference Page Section for Depleted Uranium ("DU"). Prior to the draft set to go into effect in 2005, they especially doesn't want our youth to know about the alternatives to military service (as elaborated on below). The only way we will stop DU weapons is to inform the mainstream. Please sign letter at Nuclear Policy .Org to President Bush to not launch a new nuclear arms race. Please pass these links onto your family and friends.


          [In My Humble Opinion:] The troops are not coming home soon. [I wrote this paragraph here and in email in Summer '03, Rumsfield just verified my suspicions, 02/23/04.] Ships and planes may be, but not the ground troops. Ok, the QUESTION I'm led to is: How is this administration going to either cover-up the reports of all the deaths that they were warned that our military strategy would lead to, or else when the American citizenry finds all this out, how are the administration individuals going to survive not just politically, but without being hung for murder? Will American citizens find a way to deny even THIS reality? [I want to believe we won't.]
          Did you know that more VietNam veterans have committed suicide than were killed in that war? Do you know that we can make all the difference for the Gulf War vets by taking a few basically simple measures? I should say simple but not easy. Listening to the heart of a veteran of such wars is not easy, but most people can learn how to do this. *Co-Counseling* or *Re-Evaluation Counseling* is a relatively easy to learn therapeutic listening technique. I cannot overstate the value that would be realized - for the vet, for the families and friends of vets, and for the nation - were these vets able to "let down" with people that are truly open to listening to their stories, but mostly to their hearts. Thank you. 'Bring Our Kids Home Whole' Bumpersticker (Thumbnail) 'Bring Our Kids Home Whole' Bumpersticker (Thumbnail)
images-ced/DrumminUpJustice.jpg           As a Veteran for Peace VFP Chapter 92, I believe US citizens are uniquely positioned to stop US hegemony - if they act with sufficient skill, persistence, persistence, and persistence. Further, I believe it is our most immediate responsibility. In fact, given realization of the above, to support an administration policy of war or occupation in Iraq is to have cold blood on our hands. In fact, Veterans for Peace, Nat'l have also been providing information and assistance for re-education regarding Military Recruiting claims versus realities about, and Alternatives to, Military Service to our youth who have questions about Conscientious Objection. More links via Reference Page Section for Opting Out of Military Service.
          More than ever before, "A time comes when Silence is Betrayal" (-Martin Luther King) - and a time to Question Authority. The Patriot Acts I & II are about loyalty to a would be KING, whereas our patriotism should be about loyalty to the PEOPLE of this would-be great nation. Regarding the effects on everyone from the Total [Dis]Information Awareness program or [Un]Patriot Acts, designed to intimidate and disenfranchise the citizenry as well as terrorists: I see this as an immediate need in order for us to get through the current phase in the resistance to the administration's Empire creation program.
          Have you ever wondered why the media never even mentions the *many thousands* of innocent Iraqi's sacrificed for "our freedom"? I mean, no WMD's, no AlQuada connections, no... but for catching Saddam it was ok to put down 10 thousand Iraqi lives, mostly children, for sanctions (which the US primarily administered, not the Iraqi's), then another 8,000 killed the war - most of them not "in battle" - being old men, children, and women. It is our un-elected "leaders" which are un-American, even inhuman. Veterans for Peace keep up with the stats - because someone has to, and we members each remember when we woke up. Eventually you may want to see the VFP reference section.
          Worst/Best Case Scenario: Citizens will successfully resist the disenfranchisement of disguised terrorism so long as we stay awake, keep our cameras visibly ready, always record & report such incidents, and generally maintain citizen action with the issues - no matter what. Once the government terrorists know they can get away with this, then the secret imprisonments (so far limited to those of Persian decent [3/'03]) will escalate to include anyone they can label as "un-patriotic." (If you say, "Not here, you conspiracist," then I definitely suggest you read 14 Defining Characteristics Of Fascism [was "12 Warning Signs Of Fascism" but that link no longer works] More Complete: "Distorting Fascism to Sanitize Capitalism"). After that they won't need to do it secretly. As long as enough citizens, whatever their creed, are awake and speaking out for citizen's rights (ok, if we could increase that a lot as we approach the voting date, actually), then we are relatively safe.
          I don't believe in waking people up through civil war - which some far leftist intellectuals (who don't spend much time feeling people's hearts) think would be just the thing to manipulate "the masses" toward by giving the fascists a green light (leading us to "revolution in the streets.") The kinder of these folk dream that only the warriors on either side would pay the price of life and limb. So - for God's sake, lets fix the 'voting machine fix' (referring to the drive-by manipulatable Diebold voting machines) and use the system while it's still somewhat workable.
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Activism & Healing Chart
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         You can't get peace in a few months after 40+++ years of non-participation by a majority of the citizenry and while continuing to engender certain attitudes and behaviour that tend to keep various peoples inflamed for basically selfish reasons. Put in another way, our government ALSO represents the 60-80% of the citizens NOT participating. But no choice is a choice to give power away to those who will make a choice to take power from you. This is what WE can change now. We especially need those who want peace to choose to participate. And if we have hopes for our evolvement, we need to begin the work now. Even if we began implementing them today, an era of political sanity (that doesn't HAVE to be an oxymoron) in the nation (let alone in our foreign dealings) won't evolve overnight. I've put a great deal of energy (via various web pages at this site) into showing how we have allowed/created our current condition -- in terms of various attitudes, beliefs, and values - and some interesting times wherein we re-defined certain values. And this implies, therapeutically speaking, that we can therefore can *heal* our socio-political condition by changing those attitudes and re-clarifying some values over more time. That implies potential for a form of continuing *preventative health maintenance* curriculum at schools and colleges. (see links below re: Recovering Democracy, & thumbnail to left).
         And if we begin the work now/soon, maybe in the next 100 years our civilization will actually share some very high goals regarding that evolvement. On the other hand, we can hope for miracles that someone else will "save" us. What evolved soul, including one as compassionate as Jesus, would expend effort to save a society when/after, on the whole, they haven't put forth any effort to even be aware of the real problems ? A reward for what?
          What I keep visualizing is the re-education of citizens via school and college curriculums. I see this as a direct result of the exposure of the reality of the actual agenda of the Bush administration AND it's backers. And all this will break many citizen's hearts, just as it broke the hearts of many veterans who have been forced to either wake up or go into deep sleep [written Fall 2003]. But thus both broken and enlightened, and even given some grieving time, we can then get angry, get active, and put that energy to constructive use (ie: communicating effectively to our representatives, making true representatives of them, whether by writing a letter or holding a sign, etc). Would the addition of five minutes a week from say 75 million people provide enough energy to make a difference? Of course it would! Can we elect Dennis Kucinich and create (HR 1673) a Department of Peace, and get on the road to being a major contributor to a sustainable planetary society? Yes, we can! Read Kucinich's "A Prayer for America". So, how about beginning by bringing the administration to account and putting the white house criminals in jail !?! Well, of course, there are lots of links here (above, below, etc) for information and assistance in that direction. Thank you for listening to one more rant.
          -Chris Pringer, Member "Seattle 12," and newsletter publisher for WWVFP92 Newsletter [2003, 2006+]. Comments appreciated anytime via PolyPsyArt@iinet.com (incl. "permit2chris" in body of email) [address changed from chaliser@aol.com July '06]

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The Political Reference Page (at this site)
A Would-be Endless Collection of supporting documents -- annotated links,
but organized and updated as often as can (considering they keep pouring in...) :

So far the Sections here include:


Set A. From Initiation of Obama Administration




    I.    Obama's Mid-East Policies & Strategies - Overview

    II.    Afghanistan & Pakistan - Obama's Policies & Strategies

    III.    Iraq Policies & Strategies

    IV.    Political Strategies




Set B. Initiated Prior to Onset of Iraq War by Bush Administration
and PNAC (Project for a New American Century)



    I.   A HISTORY of High Crime - The Bush Cabal's Agendas & Relationships (incl. PNAC)   
(The same folks into Drugs, Oil, Arms, Power, & Mercenaries ("contractors") - "the DOAPM Mafia" since the 60's), and Karl Rove

   II.   LIARS WARS (Iraq, Iran, Palestine, Lebonon, Caspian Basin ("Base"), Etc   

   The Case for IMPEACHMENT   »»»   Accountability   »»»   Indictment   »»»   JAIL TIME   

IIa. DEPLETED URANIUM Weaponry ("DU")   

   III.   CIVIL LIBERTIES Changes & Implications, "The Original Homeland Security"   
and
    VOTING REFORM, Instant RunOff Voting, etc   

   IV.   Media Issues   

   V.   Recovering Democracy, Solutions, Peace Education, Attitudinal Change & Healing    

   VI.   Responsible Shopping & Investment, Corporate Reform, & Economic Fairness Issues   
(Other ref/links on this page likely: Word search/Find using keywords "econ," "cost," "spending" via your browser's edit or file menu).

   VII.    Veterans For Peace, More Alternatives to War, etc   


 

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(Usually these postings are not repeated via the Poly-Psy Mailing List.)
At Right is a WORKING mock-up of my fcbk *NOTES* block [May'10].

FcBk Links Pg for Christopher Pringer to FcBk Login Page (Anyone's) -FcBkLnkPic-PPsy FcBk NOTES PAGE for Christopher Pringer -FcBkLnkPic-PPsy Links to FcBk PHOTO ALBUM Pg for Christopher Pringer -FcBkLnkPic-PPsy to FcBk LINKS PAGE for Christopher Pringer -FcBkLnkPic-PPsy Subscribe to Christopher Pringer's FcBk Links Tab -FcBkLnkPic-PPsy to FcBk Pg for Christopher Pringer -FcBkLnkPic-PPsy to FcBk Pg for Christopher Pringer -FcBkLnkPic-PPsy to FcBk Pg for Christopher Pringer -FcBkLnkPic-PPsy Links to FcBk Pg for Christopher Pringer -FcBkLnkPic-PPsy to FcBk Pg for Christopher Pringer -FcBkLnkPic-PPsy to FcBk Pg for Christopher Pringer -FcBkLnkPic-PPsy FcBk Links Pg for Christopher Pringer -FcBkLnkPic-PPsy PTSD Killer-Cocktail article -FcBkLnkPic-PPsy Link to Rand-Paul article -FcBkLnkPic-PPsy Link to Bring Home National-Guard article -FcBkLnkPic-PPsy
CP's Notes @ FcBk Armor by Definition and 'Slight of Heart' (?); Apr 21, 2010 -FcBkLnkPic2-PPsy Something new for medicine?; May 8, 2010 -FcBkLnkPic2-PPsy A Kind of Summary For Pragmatic Balance; Dec 26 2009 -FcBkLnkPic2-PPsy Discussion on Evolution - Is Humanity ONLY 'at the Animal Level'; Jan 1 2010 -FcBkLnkPic2-PPsy Teach The Truth, And Change Will Come From Within; Jan 17 2010 -FcBkLnkPic2-PPsy Feelings, Emotions, Beliefs, Desires, Needs...; Jul 13 2009 -FcBkLnkPic2-PPsy Hearts And Minds for An *Exitable* Strategy for Afghanistan/Pakistan; Mar 28 2010 -FcBkLnkPic2-PPsy Syndicate in Pakistan; Apr 23 2009 -FcBkLnkPic2-PPsy Re: Obama Should Avoid Bush's Iraq Errors in Dealing With Afghanistan; Apr 13 2009 -FcBkLnkPic2-PPsy
My Comment on the above facebook Posting     [At my fcbk page, 6-07-10]

         [Quoting from the article:] "The number of Guard and reserves as a percentage of the total force in Iraq and Afghanistan has fluctuated over the years. Official estimates in 2005 were at 28 percent; it was about 7 percent in Iraq and 15 percent in Afghanistan at the end of 2008. Manski estimates it's closer to one-third today. ..."
          Remember the report on increased military sign-ups? And we were wondering where our priorities went (and other political psych-outs)... Well, check these stats (from Karen Vlahos's article): "So here is the situation. The secretary of defense ordered, and Congress authorized, an expansion in the size of the Army. But the Army reduced the recruitment goal – and reduced the retention goal. The size of the Army is in fact shrinking. It may look as if it's growing – the Pentagon report gives the impression it's growing – but it's growing only in comparison with the officially set goals."
          Ahhhhhhh! Karl Rove & students are still at work in the smoke & mirrors factory, not to mention the Project for a New American Century [PNAC] (just in case we forgot).
 

. . . and now for your entertainment . . .
some prose made up special for the inner child -- especially including Dubya's <grin>
"Smoke, Mirrors, Quippy Reflections, Shadowy Figures, Questions 'n Elections"

including "A Poor Posse of Psycho-Political Pyro-Lyricism for a Posturing Pauper...
Dedicated to the novice, our 'reicheous' king, our hero? our Saviour? Our royal derrieric sting..." [with DerElection?]

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Get Active:
At Tell Congress to Investigate the ever-changing so-called reasons leading to the Deaths of Thousands of innocent Iraqi's!!!
A page of helpful links on the war on Iraq and the widespread opposition to it here.
MoveOn.Org is always ready-handy with current events petition-letters for quickly sending to decision makers.
Message from Fellowship of Reconciliation (animated gif)

Keeping up with Activism via The REAL News Source, Indymedia.Com
(where you might find a familiar name mentioned <grin>)

More activism at Voice4Change.Org
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Essential.Org
CorpWatch.Org
Democracy Rising.Org
Citizenworks.Org
For GREAT information emailed from Citizen Works, please email ldrutman@citizenworks.org
and
Mobilization for Global Justice at
www.globalizethis.org

At Peace-Action.Org
Stop the attack on the MID-EAST!
Go Here for Some of the best Recent News Articles and Commentary on Iraq.
And there's Michael Moore's incredible book,
*Stupid White Men.*
Maybe this should have been at the top -- it's really difficult to arrange these by priority, by the way. And don't miss his newest movie (Spring '04), "Fahrenheit 911," exposing what you'd think was obvious to the thinking person anyway - the Bush Cabal's infamous flaunting of its capacity to lie, steal, and kill for "the American way."


Tea Party Palin&Rove Machiavengelicals - B-sticker
Sarah GONE so SOON? (I thought they would love my Bsticker) Nah, the Repubs will keep the tent show rolling 'til Oct'12, including even Sarah Palin.
EG: Whenever one of their sub-groups starts losing interest, Rove's party will roll out the the corresponding extremist to pep things up. [Jan'12]


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STILL   WANT   YOUR   VOTE   TO   COUNT ?
V O T E     W I T H     Y O U R     D O L L A R !
Please Use These Resources As Needed

Bumpersticker from VFP's national campaign, "How's the War Economy Working for You"

       The virtual U.S. Peace Academy @Seattle
Seeking to Document YOUR CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR STATUS ?
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Check out 3 Easy Steps for *documenting intentions* in Conscientious Objection to Military Vocations
at the virtual U.S. Peace Academy at Seattle.
vUSPA is here and now to inspire the creation of the *real* UNITED STATES PEACE ACADEMY. In the interim the vUSPA is here for students choosing alternatives in peace, to facilitates resources and connections to institutions of higher learning for lasting global peace. In utilizing this site, young people can also create a vital and permanent record of their sincere desire and choice to learn and wage the arts of peace, rather than the art of war as taught at the military academies - as well as establish Conscientious Objector Status.
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And, if you're into prayer...


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   "Resource Access Prayer Chart for Economy

Page Description:
24 prayers as of Dec 2011, Universal in approach,generally invoking Divine assistance, calling for citizen awareness & courage, truth, justice, accountability, related healing, learning, & balance, etc. They include a resource-connecting prayer chart for the Economy (Jan'11) , two that are specific to global climate healing, one to Iraq & Middle East, two for comprehensive planetary healing in general, two specific to media communications (latest Dec'10), and more. Page includes background and related information, links, and printing/downloading tips. (Yes, of course it's free, as I believe prayers are meant to be.)


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   "Q's Prayer 4 World Peace
     
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    "Archangel Prayer for Iraq-MiddleEast"
     
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   "A Global Climate Healing Fantasy and the Spirit of It All" On Sacred Earth Background. PDF versions available for Printing (is 2 pages long)
   
World Healing Prayers over Sacred Geometry Graphic Backgrounds

The "coverage" (via prayer text) provides a virtual summary of our current world challenges - hints to opportunities to gain the momentum we need to heal/transform the planet and mankind.
   
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     Broad Spectrum World Healing Prayer



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De-Stress Kit
  
  The "Bleep Tool Kit" ...because habits are difficult to break
Intro for application of principles from 'What The Bleep Do We Know - Down the Rabbit Hole' from WhatTheBleep.Com. Remember *TM* (Transcendental Meditation)? Once the media made it all about the person (the guru), and not about the function and capability - for anyone who wanted to invest the time and energy ...well, at that point the potential was neutralized - until 'Bleep' resurrected the offer (with a much more grounded yet far-reaching platform). And I don't mean to imply that 'Bleep' is all about such serious things. It's as fun as it is intellectually stimulating, even as "wondrous," as it pulls together and makes understandable so many realms of knowledge in a practical way, including the quantum physics that backs it all up! And the DVD set is available at most video outlets. This DVD is also one great means of learning about and enhancing your neuroplasticity, with the brain essentially being a tool kit that we each have opportunities to develop and enhance, even repair - from within.

  The "De-Stress Kit" from HeartMath.Org
provides much for initiating healing on the personal level, with great potential for assisting development of inner stillness and clarity. Such benefits can certainly, even naturally, expand to most every communal context. The HeartMath.Org web site is rich with fun tools for self-assessment and quickly introducing body, mind, and emotional health. It also provides FAQ's and voluminous research reports and related links & references. [Please note: as far as I know, there is no formal relationship between HeartMath.Org and WhatTheBleep.Com; I am associating them by common function - tools for conscious personal & world change. I consider their kit a valuable, perhaps essential, part of the "Bleep Tool Kit" - as I would any system(s) that does the same for an individual, actually. In you want to get really serious about such a tool kit, I would suggest integrating Chi-Gung, yoga, and a well-formed 'power-of-spoken-word' system with all the above. -cp]
 
 




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