m“Almost all people are hypnotics.      The proper authority saw to it that the proper belief should be induced and the people believed properly.” — Charles Hoy Fort

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Teens Frustrate Military Recruiter's ASVAB Scam - by Scott Horton

Teens Frustrate Military Recruiter's ASVAB Scam - by Scott Horton
With MySpace.com bulletins and a handful of homemade flyers, two teens have struck a blow against the American Warfare State, Lindale, Georgia Division.

On a Friday afternoon the 17th of November, 17-year-old high school seniors Robert Day and Samuel Parker decided to act after Day overheard some teachers at Pepperell High School saying that first thing Monday morning the school's juniors would be made to take the ASVAB military aptitude test.

Often administered under the guise of a career aptitude test, the ASVAB's purpose is to better equip the State to prey on young people tricked or pressured into taking the test....
(do read the rest!)

I'd like to offer my personal congratulations to Mr. Robert Day and Mr. Samuel Parker of Lindale, Georgia.

Thank you both for using the power available to you to successfully thwart the insidious plan to entrap your mates. You are truly Patriots and we need more people with morally correct convictions like yourselves to use their creativity as you gentlemen did if we are to defeat the evil that has so permeated our society.

Thanks again, best news I've heard today.

Ig

Source: Rense.com newslisting

Friday, November 24, 2006

Could Man be from Mars?

New article published: Although I regretfully missed the deadline for entry into the Book of THoTH competition to get into the upcoming tome because I failed to pay close enough attention and check stuff out, an Alternative History article I whipped up (second quickest elapsed time I think) entitled "Could Man be from Mars?" was nevertheless deemed worthy of publication on their website... you can read it by clicking this... The Book of THoTH.

It's up on my company site, too, and I didn't even hide it in the Fortean section... although it might help sales if I put all the good stuff in there, so I probably will. That's pretty sad, isn't it?

If you review it... please be gentle... haha! I think it's - well, friends tell me not to beat myself up, which I'm better at than a CIA waterboarding specialist under the supervision of CondoSleezza Rice... so I'll shut up now.

'BOMBS' by FAITHLESS



The clip of FAITHLESS' latest single Bombs'BOMBS' available on the forthcoming album To All New ArrivalsTo All New Arrivals

directed by Howard Greenhalgh
MTV refused to broadcast this clip.
Director said 'I didn't see the video as particularly political, pro war, or anti war. It's actually a representation of where we are all at right now. War infects all our lives; recently it feels that this has increasingly become 'our way of life'

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"This is really, seriously excellent work, in film and in message." - Ig, who is jealously wishing he made it...

Source - my friend Tom Ritchford, via his Tom's Random group.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

The Leica Freedom Train

On a much more positive note, thank God, our Jim, (who is quite the opposite of me politically, you might be interested to know, and will be causing a ruckus here as soon as he remembers his password), sent me with pride the following regarding a heretofore nearly unknown WWII activity of the ultimate optical house, Leitz, makers of Leica cameras, for whom he once worked...


Makes me proud to have worked for them.

The Leica Freedom Train.
The Leitz family, owners of the famous optical firm in Wetzlar were Protestants. The family supported one of the democratic political parties in Germany at the time the National Socialists gained control of the country and began their well documented punishment of their Jewish countrymen. With the increasing intrusion of the Nazi government into business and social life, Leitz quietly began assessing the effect of government policy on its staff and German dealers, many of who were Jewish. Leitz began a practice of buying back stock from affected dealers, reselling it to any who emigrated to America. From there they began 'hiring' people associated with the firm who were at grave risk. Each new employee was quickly trained to use and demonstrate the Leica. After training, Leitz applied for an exit permit to send the new 'employee' to America to assist in generating sales.

In America, the Leitz subsidiary worked hard to find jobs for these emigrants - some with little or no English skills. It was said that an editor of the Leica Magazine called every Leitz account in America to help place the new employees. It was also rumoured that Leitz paid full salary for three months and half salary for the next three months. In all, it is estimated some 300 or more people benefited from the program. To the German government, the program was transferring skilled salesmen to America to generate hard currency sales.

searching for beneficiariesPhotographica article by George GilbertPhoto International article by Norman LiptonLeica Photography MagazineShekel Magazine














Telling the tale.

Long after the war ended, the story of the Freedom Train program was first proposed to Reader's Digest with its 12 million plus readers. Leitz directors regretfully refused permission as long as the people involved were still alive and possibly at risk of retaliation. By 1987 the last of the protagonists had died and George wrote a small half page article that was published in various photographic chronicles. A decade later, the story was briefly covered in the book Illustrated World Wide Who's Who of Jews in Photography (see review in the May 1997 issue of Photographic Canadiana). George sent an abbreviated version of the story to the various photographic societies for publication - we published the story in our May 2002 issue. Unfortunately, efforts to find anyone with relatives who were helped by Leitz has failed to turn up anyone to date.


Article by Rabbi Frank Dabba SmithLeica Freedom Train brochure
Norman LipmanRabbi Frank Dabba Smith








The Freedom Train story and the role played by Norman Lipman, George Gilbert, and Rabbi Frank Dabba Smith to bring it to light, are covered in Rabbi Smith's 2002 pamphlet The Leica Freedom Train published by the American Photographic Historical Society in New York. A copy was provided to each attendee at this presentation.


George Gilbert with Robert Wilson
Post meeting discussions
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Questions? Please contact me at phsc at phsc.ca.

Robert Carter


Obtain your copy of this fascinating work... The greatest invention of the Leitz family: The Leica freedom train

UPDATE: Elementary Student Threatened With Psychiatric Evaluation After Visiting 9/11 Websites

UPDATE: Elementary Student Threatened With Psychiatric Evaluation After Visiting 9/11 Websites

Please read the above... This makes me want to puke. The entire world, let alone the state of Texas, should be ashamed to have "educators" like these a**holes at Steiner Ranch Elementary of the Leander, Texas Independent "School" District, who are obviously not interested in furthering the education or improving the minds of their charges, but rather in reversing any progress made in either area. May they rot in hell.

Very sorry about the strong language, but I get really freakin' pissed off when human garbage wearing any hat threatens and/or harms any child anywhere. There are additional events, frightening ones, down near the bottom of the page. Parents beware!

Credit: MOON WOMEN - http://ufodames.blogspot.com

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Timeless wisdom - quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson

Still stuck on the thoughts of Mr. Emerson, (1803 - 1882), in an attempt to try and get out of writer's block mode for a web copy gig, I assembled this list of quotes that are pertinent to our current situation. I suppose that since these are well over a century old it means that things, and people, will never change, but it's good food for thought nonetheless.

For our frightening political situation, and the people's typical and inexplicable reaction to it...

  • When a whole nation is roaring Patriotism at the top of its voice, I am fain to explore the cleanness of its hands and purity of its heart.
    --Ralph Waldo Emerson - Journals, 1824

  • The imbecility of men is always inviting the impudence of power.
    --Ralph Waldo Emerson

Pertaining to the decision by America's hoodwinked people to support the traitorous trashing of our Bill of Rights, the construction of 138 detention centers and the support of CIA and military torture, the loss of our freedom of speech, the complicity of corporate news, and oh, could I go on and on...

  • I do not see how a barbarous community and a civilized community can constitute a state. I think we must get rid of slavery or we must get rid of freedom.
    --Ralph Waldo Emerson - The Assault upon Mr. Sumner's Speech

and, for the Dems, who have demonstrated that they aren't that much different than their competitors...

  • The less government we have the better.
    --Ralph Waldo Emerson

These next two apply to both our political horror and to forteana...

  • People only see what they are prepared to see.
    --Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Skepticism is slow suicide.
    --Ralph Waldo Emerson

These three are pretty much for me, but may be applicable for you, too...

  • What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
    --Ralph Waldo Emerson, (attributed)

  • Every artist was first an amateur.
    --Ralph Waldo Emerson - Progress of Culture, 1876

  • Always do what you are afraid to do.
    --Ralph Waldo Emerson

And for Ralph's thoughts on presenting quotes like this...

  • I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.
    --Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ha! I like that last one... 'tis important. These things do start one thinking, however, so there is some value in relaying them, especially in consideration of our well-trained population's 4-second attention span.

Happy trails,
Ig

Friday, November 10, 2006

"Be careful, Ig," they've said...

In my current pursuit of love and resultant happiness, many friends have told me that I am crazy...

Some of them have paraphrased one of the few true geniuses ever born of this Earth, who said the following long ago...

Be careful what you set your heart upon, for you will surely have it.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

As for me, I sincerely hope this great man is absolutely correct.

And judging from his astounding wisdom... I believe he is.