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by kirsten anderson Kirsten invented and runs the best art galleries in Seattle: the Roq la Rue and BLVD Gallery. abuddhas memes by tony tross Tony chases Eris and his own personal Buddha-kin from the icy outer reaches of the Yukon.
"Ye fucking gods!! Are you nuts!? Those Jesuit bastards will eat you alive!" --Hunter S. Thompson, to me, circa '93
An emerging whodunit in Central Oregon hovers amid the smoke draping the east side of the Cascade Range.
Can it be pure coincidence, locals are asking, that two wildfires sprang up in view of the spot where President Bush planned to promote his plan to thin forests for wildfire prevention?
And that they both appeared just as his plans emerged?
"I think everyone in the community here is wondering that," said Judy Wattier, who works at the KOA Campground just east of Sisters, where business is in the doldrums because of the blazes that have covered almost 40,000 acres in the nearby Deschutes National Forest. "Everyone I've mentioned it to can talk about it for hours." [more]
"Bush posing with the environment is like Ted Bundy posing with pretty women." --Geov Parrish
The facts on the ground. I'm a journalist, reporting the evidence, not an environmentalist pressing an agenda. The Earth is sending us a message and you don't have to be an environmentalist to read it. The Arctic ice is melting. The Arctic winds are balmy. The Arctic Ocean is rising. Scientists say that in the year 2002 -- the second-hottest on record -- they saw the Arctic ice coverage shrink more than at any time since they started measuring it. Every credible scientific study in the world says human activity is creating global warming. In the face of this evidence, the government in Washington has declared war on nature. They have placed religious and political dogma over the facts. [more]
In this excerpt from The Shadow Over Santa Susana: Black Magic, Mind Control and the Manson Family Mythos, self-described crackpot historian Adam Gorightly looks at Chuck Manson’s dark connections to Hollywood and the entertainment industry, and how they may have motivated one of the most notorious mass murders in the 20th century.
NWD interviews Joe Matheny, author of Ong’s Hat: The Beginning, in order to find out what’s the real story behind the documents that claim a group of renegade scientists and ontological dissidents/adventurers had opened a gateway to a parallel dimension, went through, and settled there. Hope? Hoax? Or something cooler?
Alexandra Bruce, author of The Philadelphia Experiment: Parallel Universes and the Physics of Insanity, investigates the origins of the Philadelphia experiment and Montauk project, and finds evidence they may be part of a long term government Psyop, aimed at influencing humanity’s consciousness.
Esoteric expert William H. Kennedy uses the latest mass media manifestation of mind control – the Elizabeth Smart case – as the launching point for an investigation into the mind control and brainwashing phenomenas (with Robert Anton Wilson and Fu Manchu making special guest appearances along the way).
The author of The Hidden Face of Terrorism: The Dark Side of Social Engineering, From Antiquity to September 11, smashes the myth of elite convergence (“according to this hopelessly flawed view, the problems of injustice and inequity that destabilize societal order are remedied when opposing factions of the ruling class arrive at an agreement”) by using political and business intervention in the Congo as an example of how elite interests can converge, and still end up exploiting the masses.
Kurt riffs on how the evolution of the symbiotic relationship between the virtual and the real has lead us to this current historical moment, where the internal contractions of both Communism and Capitalism have become manifest, and how a post-scarcity anarchism that “reconciles the Utopian urges of Communism with the complex utilization of localized information inherent in Capitalism” can be incubated in the current political/economic systems about to be chucked into the dumpster of history.