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I cannot express the grief I feel about the senseless carnage which took the life of this gracious, bright and loving child in Tuscon, Arizona last week. I will miss you, Christina Taylor Green, and mourn all the good you could have contributed to the world, if given the chance.

A few days ago, your Spirit returned to Source from whence you came; today, your Earth Mother holds you close. Now safe. Rest. Your job is done. Now, it’s our turn.

As I am trained in Psychology and Education, I continually read the articles about how the mentally-ill and mentally-vulnerable are not being attended to (starting in the ’80s with Reagan), and without a caring and effective life-line, this young man’s poor choices can be the senseless result.

Tonight, CBS News anchor, Katie Couric, reports that 30% of Americans have some form of mental illness, 5% of them with severe cases. I think a lot of this is from decades of casual drug use among many Americans – parents (drug use before, during and after – affecting genetics and parenting skills), sometime-to-be parents and kids.  And the other major source: decades of poor nutritional choices among even more people with jeopardized or broken genetics and / or biochemical imbalance as a result. And, for some, it is poverty which causes poor nutrition, but it can have the same results.

In this incident, so many lives needlessly lost, and mostly because the talking heads – official and otherwise – have raised the level of disrespect and unsupported rhetoric SO high.

They had better be reversing this in the halls of Congress, the halls of FOX News, radio chat shows and in the churches and organizations of hate and vitriol.

Let’s see statesmanship, civil and honest discourse which attempts to find common ground and compromise; let’s aim for a centrist agenda. All that counts is the Good of the Nation, not corporations, special interests, power-mongers. It needs to be central and all that is attended to. Get to The People’s Business, only.

And, healthcare reform needs to be settled, fairly, now!

For, without access to preventative care (and at a fair fee which people can afford), the nation cannot have a citizenry with a healthy, trim and  vigorous body,  and with a mentally-stable, well-nourished mind. This nation’s destiny is at-risk in ever-increasing increments, from within and outside our borders, and we are turning into weaklings.

Whether it be the drug-cartel violence at the Mexican border and the havoc their product produces in our vulnerable young people, while society is ineffectually fighting it OR whether it’s China with their aggressive, ready, million-man army (and it’s successful recent missile tests), the world is very scary at the moment.

We can reverse ALL this if we work together and don’t disengage.

Each of us has to become an instrument of positive change, like Gabe Zimmerman and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords were trying to be, and like the interested, involved citizens, who attended her Meet “N’Greet “Congress on your Corner”.

Our prayers are with all the families.

As balm for Christina’s family, John and Roxanna Green, their 11 year old son Dallas and extended family, as well as for the others personally touched by the larger tragedy, we pledge this as a time for reflection.

Figure out what you can do to make the world around you a better place.

Start small and keep working. No endeavor is insignificant. Just start. And, hold your elected officials’ feet-to-the-fire. Pay attention to what they are and what they are not doing on your behalf and the Nation’s behalf.

Things just can’t be business-as-usual because, for decades, the People’s Business has NOT been done!

Listen to and READ many sources. Get many points of view. Then, make your own opinion. Next, work to make your voice heard.

At the same time, settle on a set of steps as to how you can make your own and your family’s “lot” better if these officials act, and even more if they don’t act!

The American Dream is, at best, on hold. Whether we can speak of it in a hopeful Future, depends on us seeing the return of a vibrant, reasonable-size middle-class. THAT  will determine the fate of our country.

And, in turn, this time, the middle-class has to help those below them better than they did before.  And, all of us need laws to put the top 1% – 2% of the wealthy on notice, that the land and money and power grab is over.

Get Campaign Reform in place and that cuts off the power-mongering immediately!

When this Congress and this Executive can kowtow to special interest and pressure from the powerful to enact tax-cuts for the wealthy, giving away another 800 billion dollars of now uncollectable tax money from the wealthy, officials are left with unacceptable choices for making “cuts”.

Only trying to tear-down so-called “entitlements” for those who paid into these systems and now need them OR for the most-needy, least healthy of us who need the services is a heinous, unfair plan to be thinking of as the source of fiscal re-balancing.

And, for the military spending-cuts, their wisdom remains to be seen.

But, clearly, the wealthy 1%-2% are NOT paying their share and have undue influence while owning more than 50% of the wealth of this wealthiest nation in the world. And, no, the science shows that their wealth does NOT “trickle-down” nearly as much as it should. They actually don’t stimulate the economy with their money.

America needs to be better on all levels and I think her citizens must insist upon it and contribute their own actions to Positive Change.

So what, that Congress voted to extend the tax-cuts for the wealthy. Go back, re-visit the issue and re-craft the Law. That’s where huge change needs to begin.

And, the Federal government needs to make sure that the states don’t go under. The purse is too unbalanced in Federal favor. The states are the one’s best able to deliver what their citizenry needs, and several are destitute, or on the brink.

More than 30 states cut their mental health budgets, by a total of 2 billion dollars, and that’s part of why there is a lack of treatment options. It opens the chance for these tragic occurrences, and people have to be willing to alert authorities to those who are behaving irrationally, with a strict set of published criteria, so that the system is not abused.

Nothing is cast in stone, but when people are “hurting” as desperately as many people are, without acknowledgment that means anything concretely, then more trouble can happen.

So, let’s make sure we are walking in a better direction. It starts with each of us. Tell your Congress that you want the tax-cuts for the wealthy revisited and that you want real healthcare reform, with the public option as a central underpinning. Hop to it!

I received an email recently, and part of it said:

“They say it takes a minute to find a special person,
an hour to appreciate them,
a day to love them,
but then an entire life to forget them.”

That’s how I feel about you, Christina. May your Light always shine in our hearts, and may we be worthy of that.

Best to all — Em

(c)2011 Em at https://diabetesdietdialogue.wordpress.com

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DDD Blog – 3rd Anniversary Update

“Everyone Knows Someone Who Needs This Information!” (TM)

Two days ago, this blog turned 3 years old. I am grateful for my readers, and it is humbling to know that nearly 200,000 have read my information and perspective about helping diabetics live better lives and how to cure diabetes with alternative methods and especially alkaline foods.

This past year, I have been trying to get a business started, and that has eaten into my time here at DDD, seriously, but I am still committed to trying hard to continue the flow of my unique diabetic information for you, as much as I can.

I am hoping to publish some materials of my own this year and will alert to when and where to get them; I’m trying to learn being a webmistress. I’ve had to learn how best to accomplish publishing, and it’s taken awhile.

I am persisting because Diabetes is a growing problem, in America and globally, and First Lady Michelle Obama has realized the consequences of childhood obesity now. It leads to pre-diabetes and full-blown diabetes with huge numbers of new diabetics (immediately and later); this problem has the capacity to cripple our society.

I believe that whether it’s for a healthy life beginning in youth or for quality longevity as seniors, the daily choices we make are the foundation of our Health. And, all of us need to learn stress reduction techniques, as stress initiates the hormonal cascade which encourages diabetes.

As the world-wide economy fails, people make the mistake of cutting the quality and quantity of their food in order to preserve other items in their budget. This is a recipe for disaster!

I know. Even with 5 university degrees between us, my husband and I have had a tough time since we closed his practice and all our lifetime of investments went “south”. We’ve struggled seriously for about 8 years now.

After listening to many well-regarded experts, on responsible media, I believe that people just joining us in this economic conflagration are not going to see the American economy turn-around any time soon. I truly fear the loss of the middle-class everywhere; it may be the biggest casualty in history.

In teaching my strategy to economically and medically survive in the trenches, I have had to make serious budget choices. (which I am not used to doing — in childhood or in adulthood).

As a diabetic, not on medication, with no health insurance, I have to be really careful and knowledgeable!

Now, after the utilities and gasoline are bought and the roof over our head is paid for, food comes next. Period. And, it’s great, healthy food, as organic as possible. That may mean no new clothes, no gifts (our larger family understands), no concerts or playthings and little travel. We’ve returned to what is usually known as Voluntary Simplicity … but in our case, it’s mandatory.

We are learning to live like most social strata in the world live, without the excess and folly, and by being a close-knit family, we are able to do it. Rather than viewing our new life as a fall-from-grace, it’s been uplifting to get-off the consumer bandwagon and find there’s actually a better life hiding there.

But, it’s a challenge, no hiding that fact. Yet, even so, I’m not patronizing the Whole Foods wannabe called Walmart, for our food and never will.

I prefer to continue to support those businesses which still exemplify the heart of the natural-foods and organic foods movements. I have built them with my dollars for 40 years of family food purchases. Walmart really badgers it’s vendors and is going into local foods and organics only to try to kill these other longtime businesses. I won’t play their game, ever.

To help ourselves, we recently joined the closest food co-op; it had been in a really far neighborhood, but halved the distance when opening a second store. Keeping a low carbon footprint has always been important to my family, so trips to the co-op only happen when we have to be in that part of town, and we buy there accordingly.

Every trip away from home must accomplish at least 3 – 4 important goals and stops, minimum. We wait to travel anywhere until there’s enough reason to go. When we had jobs, public transportation was always first choice for commuting.

The rest of our grocery stores are closer and have been in the organics business a long time. We still support the first store chain (in its newer incarnation) from which we’ve bought our organic food in Portland for the past 30 years.

It’s harder now, being on unemployment stipends. These stores are not cheap at all. The few items I can pare off, which are more commercial, I get my husband to get at the employee-owned grocery chain in town, as they are able to discount more heavily.

I / We make more things from scratch, and I’m lucky that my husband is a great cook, and follows recipes well. But, he’s juggling that while continuing a job search (3 years without income — he’s an “over-qualified”, top tier executive) and he’s mulling over whether and how we can start a business.

It’s a shame for all of his legal and financial know-how to be going to waste OR for him not to continue to follow his passion, wood-working, which he’s been excellent at for 4 decades, too, in a little business of his own.

Those of you who return home tired from your job each night (and who are doubtlessly being overworked, as most modern companies are doing to their employees), need my information about how to organize making healthy food on a budget (of time and money) just as much as we have needed to know it. Albeit for some different reasons, as well as similar ones, we are all in the same boat.

So, I will continue DDD with pertinent scientific information, important alternative medicine strategies and ongoing access to recipes and living with diabetes on a budget information (with more to come in my published for profit material).

I sincerely appreciate you coming to visit, and I encourage you to read regularly. Put this blog into your Google Reader, so you won’t miss a single episode.

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I am thinking about starting a page on Facebook, myself. You can see other choices on the sidebar here, too.

You can always contact me at About Me on the upper bar. Those messages are private; there is no way to publish them. I love to have you make comments, and I read all of them, even though I only publish about 25% of them. The best comments also help others learn, in a non-self-serving way.

I sincerely hope those of you in America will agitate on your behalf about health-care. It’s shameful, and a public option needs to be part of the mix.

Our well-covered politicians are out of touch and Congress needs a TOTAL (and I mean total) scouring-out. We only need people in Congress who will make Campaign Reform the first job, and undoing the Supreme Court’s recent ruling letting corporations have first amendment rights.

These are serious issues that, unless they are actually and quickly accomplished, mean that we are basically on-our-own and that government doesn’t work anymore except for the rich and powerful.

Don’t just sit back. Make sure this generation of children grow up healthy. Get junk food and junk ideas out of your life. Act on behalf of ourselves and future generations to make sure that, as our Founding Fathers intended, the power is in the hands of We The People, not corporations and not any of our out-of-touch, self-serving “representatives”.

Best to all — Em

(c)2010 Em at https://diabetesdietdialogue.wordpress.com

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Of course I wanted to share a new honey cake recipe for diabetics in time for Rosh Hashannah (Jewish New Year) which begins next Monday evening, but this week, as the world’s financial markets have been reeling, instead, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about personal responsibility, corporate responsibility, government’s role and how to craft a better world, where the priorities are founded on the well-being of The People and The Planet and not a privileged “Few”, (who are often greedy and short-sighted); certainly, raiding the Treasury for undeserved corporate bail-outs severely impacts money for healthcare, health research and help for all who need financial assistance to buy their medications and essential items like diabetes equipment. 

I believe it is reasonable to expect that our Government should be ensuring an essential, fair economic sphere of opportunity and a social contract where all of us are able to have a job or business, buy healthy food and have a decently secure roof over our head, in return for the honest work of our own effort, know-how and innovation, and not to jeopardize that by giving imprudent help to a few irresponsible corporations from Wall StreetThis article will take you 15 – 20 minutes to read, but it may be one of the most important you ever read. So, read it in pieces, if you must, but DO read it!

First, some background, so please bear with me.

Yes, in the paragraph above I underlined “honest“. That’s been at the core of the most recent financial issues. Wall Street has made its own rules, which amounted to being basically, NO rules, while Main Street has HAD to play-by-the-rules or else The People lose everything!

And, as philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffet have highlighted in their statements, they are concerned that even fewer philanthropists are emerging from the upper echelons of society, too. So, I wonder if everything is really even more topsy-turvy and fundamentally flawed at the level of personal responsibility and conscience.  I wonder how many millions (let alone billions) does a wealthy person “need” to be able to live one’s own life well, and help those you love have a good life, before you are willing to share your bountiful largesse!

Naturally, the next step in this cogitation is ‘how to put the situation aright’, as Rosh Hashannah is a time for soul-searching more than of celebration, this IS very appropriate.

Tikkun Olam – The Repair of the World – is a prime directive in Judaism; each of us is charged with the responsibility, by the Divine. We are stewards of the Lord’s creation as well as being our sisters’ and brothers’ “keeper”.

This year I am far more concerned about what we will experience as our lives next year, and whether we, as individuals, have ANY control over our destiny at this point in time, given that we are dealing with a stunningly-brutal, abusive and insensitive global corporate agenda! Every citizen, in every country, is caught in this web.

In America, whose economy seriously impacts other countries’, we cannot mortgage our childrens’, grandchildrens’ and potentially great-grandchildrens’ future or health solely on the audacious request to bail-out irresponsible corporations no matter how big or “important” they are supposed to be. If the American taxpayer offers any help, then The People must get a decent return-on-investment for the infusion of capital. After that topic is settled, one way or another, we must seriously address the viability of the American Dollar – the trashing of which, some say, is the aim of what is behind this recent Wall Street and rising-oil-prices “emergency”.

As background, nothing but the world’s “good-will” has stood behind the “value” of the US Dollar since 1971 when President Nixon took America off the “gold standard” (whereby “America’s” fortune in gold, in Fort Knox, Kentucky, really stood “behind” the paper dollar). The newly unsupported dollar was bolstered by President Nixon’s agreement with the Sauds in 1973 that oil would “always” be sold in US Dollars. That helped our currency, as other countries had to collect dollars, especially by trading with us. All of that is changing. 

Many of the oil-producing Persian Gulf countries are now experiencing a spill-over of inflation from America, because they are “tied” to the American dollar; this is unacceptable to them. They may change the ‘use of the dollar to buy oil’ and that can bring America’s financial world crashing down — a REAL and PRESENT DANGER, a national security issue, wouldn’t you say?

Next, the Iraq government under Saddam Hussein was selling its oil in Euros, NOT using US Dollars; this may have been one of at least 2 semi-secret reasons for the war in Iraq. And it may also be the real reason for saber-rattling from Russia (which says all its home-produced oil and gas WILL be sold in RUBLES, only). Iran is following it’s Russian ally’s path, also selling its oil by pricing it in rubles or non-dollar currency, to prevent “dollar slavery” bringing Iran in as a “target” for yet another morally unacceptable, pre-emptive American war-for-oil because by not using dollars, Iran has cost America dearly, financially, and it has a huge oil supply to sell. 

And, this Bush-American Government wants to spread its version of American hegemony when it is selling-out America to pay the bill, and other countries, including China, which have been paying our bills, are beginning to say, “No!”.

You can’t be a SuperPower when you can’t pay your bills. See more about this in the Blog articles in Reference. In reality, it appears that America is really bankrupt, and the last money we have borrowed, which is still in the Treasury, is what they want to “raid” now.

This purposeful, step-by-step financial breaking-of-America is also because of poor, abusive governance these past 8 years and due to no regulation of the insensitive and predatory behavior by globalist corporations and banksters, with Profit as their only concern. All of this is really coming home to every citizen now, shareholder or not, in many first-world countries and in America first and foremost. But later, you’ll find out here that there’s more to it all than just GREED and POWER.

I am not an economist, but I am well read, and I am an intelligent and dedicated researcher and data-miner. I have found that beyond conspiracy theory circles, the idea has been advanced that the real purpose of turmoil in these coming months is to destabilize, trash and otherwise bury the Dollar, and then institute the North American Union, with a new currency, already called the Amero.

Those who follow financial and other circles more closely than I do, say that the Basel Accords are designed to act powerfully (the one in 1988 brought down the Japanese banks, which previous to that, 9 of the top 10 banks in the world had been Japanese!) and the second Accord, aimed at being in place by 2007, began staging the Dollar’s demise! 

In fact, the policy currently being implemented by the private corporate and Governmental establishment is criminal, and litigation should start! By them devaluing the U.S. Dollar due to their actions or inactions, they are indirectly robbing from the American middle class, by destroying the purchasing power of everyone’s bank accounts, that are denominated in U.S. Dollars. This is another way to destroy the Middle Class, the back-bone of America and reservoir of her values.

The Poor do not have lots of savings, but are being robbed in other ways. The Wealthy have safe havens, off-shore banking and other ways to not be hurt, and often to profit, by this course of events.

Strangely, NO recent Federal Reserve Chairman has instituted policies to save the Dollar, and in fact, most citizens do not realize that the Federal Reserve is not even a legal entity.

Congressman Ron Paul and others are trying to educate the populace about the illegal, self-serving stranglehold the Federal Reserve and its fiat currency has in our financial life. “The Federal Reserve should be raising interest rates to defend the dollar” say the authors at www.funnymoneyreport.com. Indeed, in past decades, I remember them doing that, when it suited the Wealthy. Why not now?

Also, in the mix, the Russians announced a deal that was neither in the Canadian or American press. The Russians say  military treaties* have been concluded in February 2008, in Texas, whereby Canada and Mexico will have their specially-trained-for-this-purpose, elite military battalions “handle” the coming civil unrest in America, when this country’s financial base (and then the American Government) crashes early next year (possibly in February, according to a disinter blog posting from March 2008, which told some items of a closed-door session of the US Congress that also detailed the Wall Street crash would begin, specifically, in mid-September 2008!). Very scary. 

Just to be safe,  make sure you have plenty of meds and survival supplies, until things stabilize again, likely with the North American Union in place, as THAT is the preferred Plan all along. The powers-that-be can then get the American “dollar debt” off the books and be in-control still, with a new currency, and remain as the central bankers, or should I say banksters.

This scenario is aided by Dick Cheney’s actions. Yet again, with a 9% approval rating, Vice-President Cheney is still in office and machinating as much as ever. He has made sure that his former company, Haliburton, via its subsidiary KBR, has been paid handsomely, not just agregiously in Iraq, but also to train thousands of home-grown mercenaries to keep civil order (in the style of Blackwater Corporation), and several returning American Iraq military Veterans say they are being asked to fill out questionnaires about how far they are willing to “go” to kill Americans during civil strife! 

Can any recent Vets out there reading this verify by writing to me at the About Me page? Thanks!

All of this is even more ominous because the dollar actually IS fragile, at home and abroad, and this nefarious plan has been many decades in planning and follow-through. During the Reagan administration, another seemingly helpful, seemingly benign piece was put in place to contribute to the demise of America. What was this?

In addition to or as part of a bill passed about Martial Law, Reagan signed a bill which gave FEMA wide-ranging and unlimited power during civil emergency, answerable ONLY to the President; we just haven’t seen it applied to the anticipated, pre-planned level yet. Discredited Attorney General John Ashcroft was definitely involved in starting to build detention camps for Americans using Haliburton’s KBR (Kellogg, Brown and Root).

Just as we saw unprecedented, secret holding-tanks for “demonstrators” during the Democratic and Republican conventions, which were uncovered by reporters (doing their job, for once!), so too are up to 1,000 camps supposedly already  built in all 50 states (mostly on unused military bases, other Federal real-estate and in warehouses, but also on local and state lands like Water Districts, framed with the barbed wire facing INWARD etc.) to house (and possibly “dispose” of) dissadents and those likely to object to the dismantling of America and the rise of the North American Union, a planned part of the New World Order, instead.

The San Francisco Chronicle report below opens your eyes to how our Government has prepared again to put millions of its citizens behind barbed wire  (as it did to the Japanese-Americans, at the start of WW2, remember?) and maybe even worse atrocities.

The bills involved were railroaded through Congress as: 2007 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and Military Commissions Act of 2006, Presidential Director Number 54 in April of 1984 and at FEMA’s Mt. Weather underground facility, the Shadow Government establishment, circumventing the Constitution’s line of succession, is found in National Security Presidential Directive 51 (NSPD-51).

The Chronicle’s article is written by former Congressman Dan Hamburg! He concludes, ” The Constitution does not allow the executive to have unchecked power under any circumstances. The people must not allow the president to use the war on terrorism to rule by fear instead of by law.”

And Winston Churchill warns:

“The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law, and particularly to deny him the judgment of his peers, is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government …”

I personally don’t know if these camps are true or not, but I’ve seen some good reports and enough other hanky-panky with all-too-ready willingness to abandon our Freedoms from this Administration, that nothing would surprise me. Keep your eyes and ears open. Assess this for yourself.

But, this I DO know —  in early 1977, not long after President Jimmy Carter began his Presidency, I lived in Washington, DC Metro area and saw him often on the LOCAL News, at lunch-time as well as later in the day on local and national newscasts. One noon time, I watched and listened as President Jimmy Carter said, unexpectedly, something SO strange, that I then had no idea what he was talking about — and because of that, I remembered it for 25 – 30 years before I found more Understanding.

So, what was it that I saw Carter say? ‘The President of the United States has no Power and is NOT the head of the country. The United States is ruled by a secret, world-wide Government.’ He was very clear and quick! Within moments, the TV transmission went blank (that’s scary, too!).

He never spoke of it again that I know of (he probably was threatened), and I know of only 3 other people brave enough to speak recently about the 10,000 year old power-grab by the original Illuminati from Babylon (Iraq) (not the false-scent of the German 19th century branch), now sometimes called the New World Order – and those courageous leaders are: 

___   the Meiji Emperor of Japan in the mid- 1800’s as Japan re-joined the world after centuries of isolation

___   President Dwight Eisenhower in his farewell address (calling them ‘the military-industrial complex, answerable to no-one’) and

___  President John Kennedy, whose family, along with the Bush family are “insiders“. Kennedys paid dearly, with 3 lives, for spilling the beans. Bushes and Kennedys are rival factions.

Did you realize that about 39 of the 44 US Presidents descend from the same Illuminati genealogical lineage? That’s NO co-incidence.

Not just during the last 2 illegal Bush Administrations, generations of Bushes have been full-speed ahead to railroad us into servitude, destitution and the Fascism Prescott Bush, tried to install when he attempted a Nazi-empathizer overthrow of FDR’s government around 1933!

So, no-one can tell me this is conspiracy “theory”, as I saw and heard one courageous President, Jimmy Carter, tell me very clearly that it is real, while I watched Kennedy’s more veiled comments without understanding at all. Thank-you President Carter; you are a true patriot.

Returning to the political-grab operating at the moment, the FDIC which “insures” American citizens’ bank accounts up to $100,000 per bank (only if it is an approved FDIC bank), is concerned about its resources. It used about 10% to cover the IndyMac bank failure earlier this year, but the failure of Washington Mutual (the nation’s largest Savings & Loan) will send FDIC belly-up, some think. So everyone hopes that WaMu will likely be sold to Morgan-Stanley (UPDATE: Friday, it has been seized and parts sold to JP Morgan – Chase, an Illuminati business), and then, only “maybe”,  will FDIC have enough to cover the other 150 banks which are expected to fail in this crisis.

Rep. Dr. Ron Paul has an interview below that is worth watching via YouTube.

Of course, there will be more money to help the little-guys’ savings and bail-out soon-to-be-foreclosed homes if 800 billion dollars is NOT given to Wall Street. The US Treasury is now close to 10 – 11 Trillion dollars in debt. Do you think we really can survive ANY part of this mismanagement?

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I despair that our nation can survive this. All of these agregious actions go to the heart of potential and actual abuse of power, as well as lack of honesty and transparency and oversight or concern for its citizenry by the leaders of this present American Government, (and past administrations, in varying degrees). 

And, in all the Changes to be wrought, just what is this present Government’s definition of Democracy; will the Constitution be upheld? Certainly the sovereign nation of the United States of America will cease-to-exist if the North American Union is instituted, as planned. This Bush Government has already been eroding personal freedoms seriously, all in the name of the so-called war on terror. Before any attempted North American Union take-over, are our free speech rights going to be protected as well as our rights to assemble and bear arms, or are we going to find that our Government IS the enemy?

The Founding Fathers instituted and ratified our most precious documents to protect us FROM our Government, and all rights which we do not grant Government, specifically, reside in the rights of the People. This is unique in the History of the World, and encompasses what is SO special and necessary for the real America to survive and prosper. This is why we must have representatives who do the People’s work NOT the Government’s, NOT the Corporations’, because once those rights are ceded to Government or Corporations, the People generally lose in the equation.

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As a solid financial foundation is necessary next, after our Rights, to establish a free and stable society, we need to look to how to clean up this recent financial debacle on Wall Street, if there is still a chance to do so.

David Brooks at the New York Times writes that there must be a new financial way; Progressive Corporatism, a term by Arnold Kling, is the chosen model for his discussion below. 

In this brave new world, Brooks only addresses the economic aspects of our life whereby “the American government will be much more active in economic management”; to get us out of the present mess, government activism will provide support to some needy corporations, banks and business and will be used to shore up the stable conditions all business needs to thrive (of  course this “support” has to be done well, and not with taxpayers holding the poor investments!); tax revenues from viable business activities will pay for progressive investments, in business-friendly causes, like: green technology, health care reform, infrastructure spending, education reform and scientific research. We would all benefit in some way from that approach, and America’s workers will be better off, with better jobs and more home-grown jobs.

In my opinion, we also need to reform the Tax Code, and yes, have wealthier people pay more than they have been. In this past decade, especially, more wealth has transferred to the top 1% of America’s population than in any time in World History. The wealthier are MUCH more wealthy; the middle-class has almost disappeared, and the lowest economic realms are struggling more than ever. What is wrong with this picture, especially in the dream-made-real which has been my America!

As Congressman Henserling (R) Texas said this week, maybe incentives can be given to the Rich, even while they pay more taxes. The capital gains tax could be reduced and those monies, if re-invested, will help the private sector start to gin-up. Then the Government will get the taxpayers’ money back to the Treasury faster, with good financial returns, because the economy will be in better shape with more diversified investments in place. And the wealthy will be keeping some of their money to re-invest, and will only be rewarded as they re-invest.

I also think that worker’s wages need to rise; that CEO compensation needs to be tied to a reasonable multiple of the common workers’ pay as well as to how well a company performs under that CEO’s guidance; that there be strict regulatory over-sight of corporations, especially in the finance sector; that unions be viable and that contracts between management and workers must exist; that anti-trust legislation be re-invigorated, so monopolies don’t exist; that there be harsh penalties for corporations and jail time for corporate officers for price-fixing, collusion and insider-trading etc. and absolutely, that there must be equal pay for equal work

Additionally, there must be a well-designed national health plan in America, building on the strengths of plans that other first-world nations already have AND there must be meaningful reform in the way pensions, savings protection and public safety-net plans are in place to care for Americans who can no longer work or who are ill, at any age.

All of this becomes more pressing, as I think retirement is a thing of the past, but if America corporations and small business are more generous with paid vacation time (6 weeks, as Europeans have long since had, as a minimum), then all of society will benefit from the experience and dedication of older workers. With more vacation time, people will be able to relax and not just be wage-slaves, as we are now in America.

If it weren’t SO serious, I’d say the usual American time-off as 2 weeks of annual “vacation” is a joke. High levels of stress and lack of time or energy each day lead to poor biochemistry, poor food choices and poor health!

I would say all this could have a chance if it was indeed “business as usual”. But, it is not. Estimates are that the Illuminati already are in control of 99% of all major corporations, and therefore farming, food distribution, fuel etc are all within their purvue. Los Angeles police are already being trained to control the population as food-riots are anticipated, when food-supply is artificially cut.

It seems that the Illluminati // New World Order shill, Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulsen, may finally understand he is NOT going to get a carte blanche check, without any over-sight of his actions, from the American People, and that CEO’s pay, in these troubled businesses, has to be curtailed along with golden-parachute “deals” when corporations have been poorly managed.

If The People can manage to sort this out, I think that corporate profits have to be taxed differently than they have been recently, too, but any Plan must allow for plenty of profit to drive the economy. However, above a certain level, excessive profit IS gouging, definitely IS obscene and needs to be dealt with! I haven’t seen any Governments anywhere, recently, with the courage to do that.

Because of these falsely inflated prices, due solely to the profit-motive, people everywhere should NOT have to choose between buying their medication OR buying food OR having a roof over their head OR having no way but to buy gasoline, even if they car pool, to get to work, because there’s not enough public transportation.

Instead, much more relief, and actual salvation from foreclosure, needs to be given FIRST to the citizens who were entrapped by calculating, predatory lenders, and who without help, will lose their homes and life-savings. So far, as of Thursday, Rep. Barney Frank is giving indications that the present Plan gives the Citizens NOTHING!

It is NOT the borrower’s fault; it is the mortgage banker’s fault. They “approved” the loans. Foreclosure relief should have happened years ago! To denigrate the “sub-Prime” borrowers, or any borrowers, as the “Cause” is disingenuous.

The impotent and self-serving Congress failed to act, and otherwise responsible citizens have been losing Everything, while the bulk of Americans, and certainly their Government, didn’t care!

I know the tragedy of this first-hand, as, due to job loss in their professions, and inability to sell the property, 2 of my family have lost their homes, on which they have faithfully paid for decades and decades. This is an ongoing national catastrophe in which families do NOT recover on their own. Now, more than one million Americans have lost their homes, and all their savings, and their lives are trashed and their talents squandered. Neither of my families is on their feet again, after years. Professional and manufacturing jobs have been sent offshore and the only jobs Bush created are low-paying service “jobs”. What a sham.

So, at the core of it all, especially in America, is the Campaign Reform issue, which must be first on the new Administration’s agenda. Write! Speak! Rally! Make it so! Without Campaign Reform, we will still be in the clutches of influence-peddling from the greedy corporations’ lobbyists and wealthy panderers and will have a  continued “NOT concerned for us” but  “YES only to special interests” Government.

With Campaign Reform, which must include not only publically-financed campaigns but also short campaigns, then our representatives will hopefully really attend to The People’s business and their well-being. THAT is their only public duty! But, now, every Congress-person must raise $40,000 a day, just to have money for their next campaign. Does that start to explain why we have nothing happening to help The People, decade after decade?

I may write again during the week, as events change, but I encourage you to strive to Understand the Big Picture and the Hidden Agenda — do whatever you have to do to Understand what IS going on. You have this as your sacred-charge, too, as part of the Social Contract as a citizen, but even moreso, you need to do this to be involved, for your survival.

Best to all — Em

*  United States Northern Command Military Leader, US Air Force Gen. Gene Renuart of NORAD, and his Canadian counterpart, Air Force Lt.-Gen. Marc Dumais announced this new Military Pact (February  14, 2008) … and the only Canadian Troops available for any, so called, ‘civil emergency’ in the United States, are to be soldiers from its Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM), which Russian Military Commanders rate as being one of the top Special Forces Units among all of the World’s Armies. Why are only these the forces chosen to “handle” American citizens? This is very scary.

See more at: http://wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=57228 and learn about the now-turned-terrorist criminal Zeta Mexican Commando mercenaries to be used at:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/06/22/MNGK579U8H1.DTL

REFERENCE:

Last Year’s Honey Cake Recipes:

https://diabetesdietdialogue.wordpress.com/2007/09/18/rosh-hashannah-a-sweet-new-year-happy-5768/

David Brooks: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/23/opinion/23brooks.html?em

Destruction of the Dollar:

http://disinter.wordpress.com/2008/02/27/destruction-of-us-dollar-going-as-planned

http://www.funnymoneyreport.com/news.php?id=6920

http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/02/25/business/place.php

http://disinter.wordpress.com/2008/03/17/a-look-behind-the-rare-closed-door-session-of-the-us-house/ 

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2002/08/22/1029114163381.html

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/20080922_fleecing_whats_left_of_america/

Dr. Ron Paul video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQsC-F9YRxk

Wall Street Journal:

http://blogs.wsj.com/marketbeat/2008/09/19/one-week-later-a-new-world-order/?mod=googlenews_wsj 

Ralph Nader’s Sober and Experienced View:

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/20080922_fleecing_whats_left_of_america/

http://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2008/09/25/ralph-nader-why-is-there-need-for-a-bailout

FEMA, Detention Camps`and Creation of An Illegal Shadow Government:

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2002/08/22/1029114163381.html

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/02/04/ED5OUPQJ7.DTL

http://www.lawfulpath.com/ref/sw4qw/index.shtml

http://wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=57228 

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/06/22/MNGK579U8H1.DTL

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2008/may/105021.htm

The Federal Reserve is not working for you:

http://english.aljazeera.net/business/2008/02/200852514494345842.html

Fascism in America:

http://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2008/09/24/has-deregulation-sired-fascism-by-paul-craig-roberts

http://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2008/09/21/welcome-to-the-final-stages-of-the-coup-by-larisa-alexandrovna/

FDIC – Concerns:

Wall Street Journal article at http://www.gata.org/node/6031

Basel Accords I and II: Bank of International Settlement – I haven’t read these in detail. There are other sources online, too.

http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/pa455.pdf

http://www.newyorkfed.org/aboutthefed/fedpoint/fed22.html

http://www.mortgagebankers.org/cmnewslink/issues/2003/08/07.asp#regulatory1

Economic Signposts:

http://nqr.farmonline.com.au/news/nationalrural/grains-and-cropping/grains/panic-wheat-buying-across-the-us/81393.aspx

Martial Law:

This assessment of the true intentions of the United States Leaders granting power over their own citizens to Canadian Special Forces Troops, appears to be supported by information coming from US Troops returning from Iraq. Read report at: http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/february2008/020408_shoot_americans.htm

PHOTO REFERENCE: Jean Paul Avisse

I used this photo to represent the Shekinah, the Female Divine Principle, the closest-to-humankind, maternal, nurturing aspect of the  Divine, depicted as the first branch of the Tetragrammeton, the Holy Tree of Life representation of the Creator, which is at the foundation of Jewish and Sunni Kabbalah. (I am not speaking of the “modernized” versions of Kabbalah, like Madonna ascribes to.)

Shekinah is the Yin principle in Asian religions, which, when unified with the male Yang principle, (in Western religions, this is the paternal aspect of the Lord known as YHWH) the dual-energies (dual-aspects) of maternal and paternal is then combined into the One.

May the Lord watch over you and yours through this tribulation, which is being perpetrated by soul-less humans of EVERY gender, race, crede, religion and country, who owe allegiance to no-one and nothing we would want.

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