Some most welcome news from the new administration; it cancelled a big, ugly clearcutting project on public forestland near the boundary of Yellowstone National Park.
Last December the Alliance for the Wild Rockies, Native Ecosystems Council, and Yellowstone to Uintas Connection took the Trump administration’s Forest Service to federal court over plans to massively log and burn over 40,000 acres in the very headwaters of the world-famous Henry’s Fork of the Snake River.
This incredible wild trout fishery wind through the mile-high caldera on the border of Yellowstone National Park. Besides being voted No. 1 out of the nation’s top 100 fly fishing rivers by Trout Unlimited, the headwaters of this huge drainage contain what’s left of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest’s old-growth stands and provides irreplaceable habitat for grizzly bear, lynx, wolverine, gray wolf, boreal toad, Columbia spotted frog, American three-toed woodpecker, boreal owl, great gray owl, bald eagle, northern hoshawk, peregrine falcon, trumpeter swan, elk, marten, moose, mule deer, and snowshoe hare.
I have been sent no less than five separate messages from friends, or links to blogs and websites in the past week; all referring to wetiko and its amazing parasitic influence on human behavior. These converging signals constitute what is commonly called synchronicity, defined as “the simultaneous occurrence of events which appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection.” I ignored these events for decades. I now take notice and move closer to explore these mysterious events.
If you take the time to do a little exploring or your own, I think you will find the subject of wetiko both fascinating, and cathartic in the context of our current predicament. Who knows, one more journey into the unknown may be “just that the doctor ordered.”
By now, we have all heard rumblings of Empire’s imminent collapse. Propaganda can no longer hide the obvious fact that social, financial, cultural and political systems have failed miserably, and are still failing with no end in sight.
Some collapseologists are observing something less apparent, which they describe as a “post-propaganda” phase or stage.Clearly, Empire is fighting for its life, overwhelmed by one institutional crisis after another in every bureau and department.What is left of Empire’s tattered unifying symbols? Is there much more remaining than a flag, national anthem and the Super Bowl to believe in? Even the national anthem was dispensed with at a recent NBA game in Dallas. https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Mark-Cuban-responds-NBA-push-back-on-anthem-15942393.php
Propaganda can no longer serve as a unifying tool to rally the commoners behind their great ruler (hero) and transport the masses to a parallel universe where all agree on common purpose, shared history and a willingness to work toward a future vision which promises a new, “Golden Age.” Instead, evidence of multiple grave crises afflicting the system surround us. The advanced state of Empire’s decomposition (rotting from the head down) caused by malevolent and incompetent leadership is now self-evident.
More push-back from grassroots groups is on the way against the government’s killing machine, as the government again finds itself in federal district court trying to explain its serial lawbreaking. This scorched earth program attacks the public forest just West of Yellowstone National Park’s western boundary.
“The project is in “the watershed for the world-famous Henry’s Fork of the Snake River, and will harm grizzly bears, and log much of the remaining old-growth forest left in the Targhee National Forest,” Mike Garrity, executive director of the Alliance for the Wild Rockies, said in a statement. “And that’s why we are taking them to court to either comply with the law or drop the project.””
The Alliance for the Wild Rockies and two other grassroots groups filed a lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court bringing multiple claims that the U.S. Forest Service violated environmental laws.
The project involves logging, prescribed burning and riparian (stream-side) dithering using bulldozers and other heavy equipment on about 66 square miles on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest in Idaho. Get this! The govt. says its needed “to maintain wildlife biodiversity with prescribed burning and logging.”
Not much ever changes here in Montana. A few more stores have the mask cops at the front door of local supermarkets and retailers turning away those “selfish” non-essential people trying to buy a loaf of bread or a little something to eat during the week ahead. Out in the rural parts the mining, logging, grazing and other nature-destroying extractive industries are having a field day. It’s like in the Amazon rainforest here, with huge (300-acres and larger) clearcuts and heavy machinery logging right down to the edge of tributary streams that feed the “Blue Ribbon” fishing haunts so popular with out-of state tourists and locals alike. We’re full on “banana republic” these days. There are a few who fight on trying to minimize the damage. Too many enemies of nature and way too few defenders of Creator’s many gifts. The worship of Mammon has swept into power big time. May it be a short-lived mania. Below is an account of our latest lawsuit against federal government agencies run amok.
Peace, brothers and sisters, and all forms of life on this tiny planet. Do not miss the solstice and Saturn-Jupiter conjunction sky watchers. Rare moment, with all its exceptionally deep, dark energy.
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), a bedrock procedural law signed by President Nixon, has just been gutted by the U.S. Forest Service-USDA. The logging industry, oil and gas industry and other industrial “rapers and scrapers” have successfully lobbied for one giant free-fire development zone on any and all of the 193 million acres of nation forest system land under federal agency management.
Government reserves, insists, its exclusive right to use violence against any and all who do not comply with its arbitrary laws and rules. It is the military and police that “enforce the laws” without question and generally with impunity from prosecution if violence becomes excessive.
Freedom of expression is just one more idea I was taught in school that has no real foundation in reality whenever government determines we are in a “state of emergency.” As we can now see clearly, any old excuse can be the government’s justification for declaring a state of emergency, which by definition means suspension of any and all temporary “rights” granted by the state’s constitution.
Every nation state has one, and every state uses the state emergency to suspend constitutional rights.
I have returned to my painting studio recently to put paintbrush to canvas to express whatever I wish. My work does not seem controversial, but now I cannot help but wonder how long even that form of free expression might be deemed unacceptable. It’s happened before.
I thank Mark for providing a platform for free expression. I know some of you do not like what you are exposed to here from time to time. I suggest we all take a deep breath and formulate a personal plan for when that knock on the door may be ours to answer. Stay strong, the times, they are a changin’.
More on the shift away from an oil and gas standard toward human capital management. Shocking revelations too horrific to believe by most humans — because it is not of human origin. The Crown is in control, like it or not.
This morning I did a very stupid thing. On my second cup of coffee I made some quip about the idiotic hyping the number of “Covid deaths, ” currently being reported at somewhere North of 200,000. My wife objected strenuously to my “point of view” on the subject. After a moment of silence, I realized I had crossed a line and swore to myself never to be that stupid again. Propaganda works, even in my own home. My takeaway: Death is no subject for the breakfast table, nor for that matter, ever in an audible discussion in the US of A. Invisible powers are more powerful than I realized. Lesson learned.
A: Approximately 2.8 million die each year if that number can be arbitrarily agreed to. We deny each and every one in some twisted internal calculation which I attribute, at least partially, to a blanket denial of our own inevitable demise. Hardly an “emergency” or “pandemic” at play here.
If we cannot somehow overcome this grand delusion, our slow but steady death-march toward some mass-suicidal event seems all but inevitable. I’m overreacting, I realize, but “getting over it” is easier said than done.
As decision time approaches for billions of unsuspecting people scared to death of Covid -19, here is an answer to one question that never seems to make the Top-10. What’s in the vaccine you’re going to shoot into my blood — bypassing all my God-given defenses against foreign matter that might make me sick or kill me?
When confronted with a new food at a party or restaurant it’s always good to ask: What is it? Where did it come from? Wouldn’t that seem like an appropriate natural response to a new vaccine developed at “Warp Speed” to counteract a “virus” that has not been identified properly?
Q: “How does FDA evaluate adjuvants for safety and efficacy?:”
A: “When evaluating a vaccine for safety and efficacy, FDA considers adjuvants as a component of the vaccine; they are not licensed separately.”
The FDA has a similar list of vaccine ingredients and narrative. Please read these texts carefully before you decide whether or not you want any of these known ingredients injected directly into your blood. Aluminum is one ingredient that deserves a lot more scrutiny, and less cheer-leading, IMO.