Melinda
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Wednesday, March 29, 2006
A Guide to Understanding the NeoCons: How the NeoCons use sweet charity and how to stop them.

The recent dust up regarding the MZM and the White House is being treated by the media as a singular event, an example of corruption where the White House dropped some stitches by allowing individuals to occupy positions where there was potential conflict. How charmingly naive of those who populate the Print and Ether Estates. You have to expect this of the media; they, along with most Americans, see what they are most comfortable seeing. But the failure to understand the functional behavioral strategies illustrated by this latest dropped stitch on the part of Bush, Rove and Co. leave those of us who depend on understanding these dynamics at even further risk.

You would think that the mounting price tag of this Administration would have caused some one to consider how it is happening. The 'business' done by manipulations through government produces monumental amounts of money, redirected from honest commerce to dishonest profits. But in fact, while I have been patiently waiting for someone to point this out I am now tired of waiting and so will do it myself. The Ominous Parallels, with no apologies to Leonard Peikoff, the author of the book by the same title, are too frightening to be ignored. The only way to avoid the consequences is to understand what is happening and what changes of infrastructure will work to disallow this mounting trend to continue.

All of us learn best through watching and copying behavior. That is the medium responsible for the success of the NeoCons. As a behavior seen on the playground is picked up and used quickly so happens in the boardrooms and bedrooms of life. Deceit, manipulation, and the use of force are now endemic to politics and the most profitable edge of business in America. The same strategies are destroying the basis for individual lives and our families.  MORE



August 21, 2006
The Oil Plundering Act, The Sheehan – Rockwell Affair, and Targeting British Petroleum

“Mom, when did Congress pass the Oil Plundering Act?” Arthur surprised me while I was busy at the computer with the above question. I paused. I had been wasting a moment reading the posts on the purported affair between Lew Rockwell, and Cindy Sheehan. Libertarianland is a small world where everyone pretty much knows each other. “What did you say?” I was sure I had misheard him. When I am reading I have been known to ignore earthquakes, even when it isn’t gossip about someone I know. I got to know Lew when... MORE





Monday, April 23, 2007
April 22, 1970 – Oil Day: Wake up and smell the fumes.

Written for the Iconoclast

The National Geographic, Vol. 138 No. 6 December 1970 - “We are astronauts, all of us. We ride a spaceship called Earth in its endless journey around the Sun. This ship of ours is blessed with life-support systems so ingenious that they are self-renewing, so massive that they can supply the needs of billions.”

But for centuries we have taken them for granted, considered their capacities limitless. At last we have begun to monitor the systems and the findings are deeply disturbing.”

Scientists and government officials of the United States and other countries agree that we are in trouble. Unless we stop abusing our vital life-support systems they will fail. We must maintain them or pay the penalty. The penalty is death.”

A successful take-over of the then nascent environmental movement by big oil began during the months from late 1966 until the end of 1967. At that point in time the issues of clean water and accountability for those who pollute were non-partisan, the present partisan divisions did not exist. Clean air and water were things that everyone agreed were necessary; liability for polluting must be exacted. “If you pollute, you pay,” was the first point on the agenda intended for consideration at the 1972 Stockholm Conference for the Environment according to Helen Garland, an early activist. That agenda changed in the back halls of the United Nations before the conference was gaveled into order. MORE





Thursday, November 08, 2007
Natural solutions to pests, ants, lice and Bush

Stop polluting the planet with Pesticides NOW. The answers are easy and available.


What happens when an ordinary guy realized that the business that puts food on the table is killing people? Some people just stay the course; change is difficult for all of us. We have all seen that happen, especially today.

Sometimes the individual confronts the truth and walks away, ignoring the past, to restart their life. We have seen that, too.

Sometimes the individual becomes a whistle blower, making a living by exposing what they and others have done. That also happens and we have seen careers start in just that way.

And sometimes, even more rarely, an individual will confront that truth and decide that they need to take responsibility for changing things.

That is Steve Tvedten. Steve was a prosperous producer of pesticides when he realized that what he was selling was killing people. Those people included his uncle and unborn son.

Steve looked into his own heart and sold the company. He also changed the mission and focus of his entire life.

Tvedten worked tirelessly to ban Chlordane and wrote several books including The Bug Stops Here, The Best Control and the Best Control II and has developed (self-help) Professionally Guided Pest Control programs to safely and permanently control and/or eliminate pests: roaches, fleas, all wood destroying organisms (decay fungi and insects), rodent and miscellaneous pests.  MORE




November 13, 2007
Poisoning the Earth for Profit


DDT, a vaccine for mosquitoes? “You wouldn’t spray your child’s head with an aerosol can of roach spray because they had head lice. But you might as well if you use those bottles of stuff you get from the drug store.” That was the comment by Steven Tvedten, President of PEST, Prevent Environmental Suicide Today during the course of our interview. Any parent would agree. In fact, my stomach turned over at the very idea. Over the counter lice treatments are two to three times more powerful and toxic than roach... MORE





Natural solutions to pests, ants, lice and Bush

November 9, 2007

Stop polluting the planet with Pesticides NOW. The answers are easy and available. What happens when an ordinary guy realized that the business that puts food on the table is killing people? Some people just stay the course; change is difficult for all of us. We have all seen that happen, especially today. Sometimes the individual confronts the truth and walks away, ignoring the past, to restart their life. We have seen that, too. Sometimes the individual becomes a whistle blower, making a living by exposing what they and... MORE





Saturday, December 22, 2007
Will the Light go on for Joseph Farah? Please God, we need a miracle!

Remember how Charlie Brown always fell for it when Lucy held the football? The “Oh Noooooo! You can't fall for that AGAIN!” moment occurred to me again this morning when I saw the Joseph Farah article about light bulbs. Of course, Farah is the one who makes money writing this kind of drivel.

It is simply amazing when one person can be wrong twice in the same article, especially having noted that the problem is, in his own words “command-and-control fascism.” Of course there is. So why does he continue to fall for it?


If there is a fascist agenda it behooves him to think the implications through, instead of launching into blather that so well serves those same CorporaState types, addicted multigenerationally to getting their greedy hands on our money. MORE






March 18, 2008
Earth Day No. 38 – The Summer of Love, Two


The real Earth Day, the one that takes place on the Spring Equinox, carefully planned by a small group of true and stalwart environmentalists in 1969, continues. On Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 1:48 a. m. EDT (Equinox) a figure will step up to the Peace Bell at the United Nations and a sweet chime will ring out into the night, lingering for all gathered to hear. At the same moment across the world other bells will ring, a symphony of sounds that speak a long and patient dedication to “Peace, Justice, and Care of the Earth.” The... MORE





Earth Day 2009 – Be The Change

March 13, 2009

I first met Helen in 2000. The friend who introduced us warned me we would agree on nothing. I am a Republican and then was very active in the National Federation of Republican Women. Helen Garland is a Democrat and very liberal. She personally put together the people who founded Earth Day, introduced Margaret Mead to environmentalism, and has spent her life working tirelessly for peace, justice, and care of the Earth. That is the motto of the organization founded in 1968 that is the real originator of Earth Day, the Earth... MORE





Remember The Real Earth Day

February 8, 2013

On the Spring Equinox, at the exact moment when the northern and southern hemispheres of the Earth are balanced, bells are rung across the globe. Many over-look it, but thousands remember. The original Earth Day has been celebrated in this way since 1970, when first established by the Earth Society. The mission was, “Peace, Justice, and Care of the Earth.” Many ideas blossom momentarily and then die because they are not nurtured. The woman who has kept the mission of Earth Day alive over the last decades overcame astonishing... MORE