Crime and Empires

Have you ever noticed that Crimes and Empires seem to run hand in hand? I was listening to Queensryche’s Empire and something has always stood out to me. They talk about how people are suffering trying to get the American Dream. Yet people don’t see that the dream is being destroyed in the process. ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSTct2FFamw)

It dawned on me that it seems to be a repeating pattern through history, the higher class makes the money and those who are in the middle or lower class pay the lion’s share of not only the taxes, but those who go into the Armed Forces, work harder and yet seemed to get punished for trying to make it.

When we think that things are getting better, they aren’t always so. I don’t understand how people can complain about everyone having medical but when it is their kids, they demand the best that we can give. People feel that everyone has certain god given rights but there are those that are told that the color of their skin makes them less than human.

We have been down this road before. So why are we willing to go through it again? The color of the skin doesn’t make the person. What is in their soul is what makes the person. The willingness to give for no other reason than to give is what is important.

 

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What would you do…

What would you do if you found an ‘unknown’ creature on the beach? What if that creature was something that could hurt people? What if it was meant to have been gone millions of years ago?

There is a term that science uses to describe creatures like this – Lazarus Taxon.

The planet has been able to hide things that we thought were only myths. There was the ‘Pigmy White Whale’ that was found in December of 2012. It is considered to be a living fossil. (http://www.ibtimes.com/extinct-whale-found-pygmy-whales-thought-be-living-fossil-long-extinct-cetotheres-952102 )

There has been Coelacanth that was found in 1938 off the coast of South Africa.  They were thought to have gone extinct over 12 million years ago. They grow to be about 2 meters long and are carnivorous. ( http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/fish/coelacanth/ )

So why can’t there be other creatures hidden in the deepest parts of the ocean? There is proof that with the recent changes in the underwater world, what could be hidden down there? We found the Colossal Squid that was thought to be nothing more than a myth.

When people go into the deepest parts of the ocean, for the longest time it was thought that it was barren of life. Now we find new things every time we go down.

There are some pictures that people say have to be photo shopped. The question is why would people do it. One of the most controversial is the WWII photo that was taken off of South Africa showing a pair of U-Boats and a huge set of fins. The date on the photo is said to be 1942.  shark20beside20german20u20boat20world20war20ii

So people have said more than once that this has to be faked. But why would the Discovery channel fake a photo especially one with the symbol in the right corner that is there. So here is my question, why if this one is a fake then what about this one?

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This was said to be done in 2013, in South Africa again. Why would they fake it? There are photo shop programs that would be able to do this image but with the amount of detail that they show can you imagine the amount of time it would take?

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This was done in Hawaii. It is an image of a humpback whale missing it’s tail. The removal of the tail is important for many reasons. Any underwater creature that would take on this size animal would want to prevent it from being able to swim.

Major animals that do this sort of attack: a Mako Shark would do that, a Great White Shark would do that but the scientist in Hawaii say that this never happened.  They are saying that it was faked by Discovery Channel to make their show look better.

So I decided to do some digging around to see what I can find: finding the information is hard to find. There are sites that are generalized but nothing specific.  In the early 1900’s most people didn’t even think about sharks until 1916 when there were attacks in New Jersey.

Since then people have been terrified of them. They are the oldest creatures on the planet and come from a time when the world was teeth and jaws.

A Spear

When I ask what do you think of when I say a spear? Some will think of the one that pierced the side of Jesus. Others may think of a Roman Spear. Others may think of the lightening bolt of Zeus.

It doesn’t matter what you think they are – it is the emotional connection that we have with it. For those of the Christian faith, when you mention a spear they think of the ‘Spear of Destiny’. It is said that the person who has it has the ability to change the world for good or evil. Let’s look back at the history of that item. There are ones in Vienna Austria, and the one at the Vatican. Both are said to have good linage but here is the thing, if the spear of Longinus that did pierce the side of Christ, why would the Roman’s keep it?

The one in the Vatican has a problem, it doesn’t come into the possession of the Vatican until the 1400’s and then was used as a political  bribe. The story that I have most often heard was that a the Pope had a Sultan in prison and the younger brother gave him an annual payment and the spear to keep the older brother in prison. So we go from the time that Christ died to the middle of the 1400’s before it shows up.

Lets look at the one in Vienna, it had been part of the Holy Roman empire crown jewels passing through several rulers starting with Constantine. Then when Napoleon was about to get his hands on it the Hapsburgs moved it to Vienna to keep it out of his hands. They feared that if he got a hold of it he would destroy the world. It was there the a young man named Hitler saw it and wanted it.

So the item has power if in the fact that it can make a person feel that they have power. So what happened to it at the end of WWII? Some say it is off the coast of the US in a U-boat at the bottom of the Atlantic, some say it is Antarctica, some say that it is back in Vienna. Do we really know?

The main thing is that if a person feels an item gives them a power then that is in theory a kind of ‘Spear’.

Fear

Why does fear drive us? If you think of most movies today they seem to have a form of terror in them to make it big.  This is one of my favorites “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”Frank Herbert, Dune

Now you might want to know why this is a good one to remember. If you think of what things that you fear, your response is fight or flight. This saying is that the person that fights is able to control their environment and they can control what causes fear to them. Once again look at this saying also from the movie and book Dune and what does it tell you. “The mind can go either direction under stress—toward positive or toward negative: on or off. Think of it as a spectrum whose extremes are unconsciousness at the negative end and hyperconsciousness at the positive end. The way the mind will lean under stress is strongly influenced by training.”Frank Herbert, Dune    

The mind is a powerful thing and if we train it then we can do almost anything. The trick is to control it. “Without change something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.”Frank Herbert, Dune     If we don’t try something new, then we are missing the change that wakes our mind. That is the easiest way to learn there is more outside the window than just the glass.  The more that you question the more that you learn.

So what else can be learned from the movie? Is there a science that people of power should learn? A formula to make a good president or leader? “Grave this on your memory, lad: A world is supported by four things…” she held up four big-knuckled fingers. “…the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the righteous and the valor of the brave. But all of these things are as nothing…” She closed her fingers into a fist. “…without a ruler who knows the art of ruling. Make that the science of your tradition!”Frank Herbert, Dune    

It is strange that a book that made a great sci-fi movie has so much information in it that most don’t think about. The series of books are an entire learning experience . The world can be that if you look deep enough into it. You can see that there is more than meets the eye if you look deep enough.

So why does a book that has an element of fear in have so much to teach? Is it by accident or is there something else there? Frank Herbert was born in Tacoma Washington, and is best known for the Dune series. He passed away in 1986. His son Brian worked on some of the books that are known as part of the Dune series, they are the houses that tell the back story of Dune.

This is the link that shows all that Frank Herbert did: http://www.arrakis.co.uk/herbert.html

This is the link on Brian Herbert, Frank’s son: http://brianherbertnovels.com/

“It is so shocking to find out how many people do not believe that they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult.”Frank Herbert, Dune

He proved it by telling a story – the story of Dune!

Dark Money

I know this one sounds strange but hear me out. Have you ever wondered where some of the funds come from that people seem to have all the time? Who is it that controls the government? Is it the people of this country or is it the ‘dark money’ of special interest groups? Who are the people that tell the church what to preach? Why are these questions so controversial to so many?

The first thing we need to follow the money. Money is the best way to control things and people. If a person is in need of money they are able to be controlled. The people that have a special request of someone in the government then the easiest way it to get enough funds to have them in debt to you. People don’t think it is true but it is. If you look at some of the older ‘secret societies’ you can see the pattern. I will try to provide the links as I show this. The first one is the KKK, I know they are offensive but the fact is that in the 1920’s they had a great deal of political power. There were some  states in the country that people had to have their endorsement in order to get set up in office. The state of Indiana was one. In the 1920’s there was a person named D.C. Stevenson, who was the leader of the of the local chapter. He would get the people who wanted to run for political office sign pledges for the Klan’s support they would do or assign certain people to an office. (http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/stephenson/stephensonaccount.html )He was taken down when he caused the death of Madge Oberholtzer. The reason he had been so powerful was the message that he sold. He knew that the Klan was able to support people who believed in the same thing by.

They had a certain way to sell their message. They wouldn’t say join the Klan and they would hurt a person of color, what they would do is go to the local church and at a set time they would bring a large donation that the priest would accept and bless and they would leave. That was the way the towns people knew they were around.  They would use things like movies such as ‘Birth of a Nation’  (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0004972/ ) to make it sound as if they were a force for good.

So the money leads to people being found corrupt. So if we look at today’s world, who has the money to make people in government do what they want. The people who say that global warming isn’t an issue, they are the ones that want fossil fuels to be used to heat our homes, drive our cars and other things. When groups like NASA put out information saying that we are destroying the planet shouldn’t we listen? (http://climate.nasa.gov/) Why isn’t that a warning sign that we need to think about what we are doing? The reason is there are people in certain corporations that want us to not believe the scientist. (http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamestaylor/2013/02/13/peer-reviewed-survey-finds-majority-of-scientists-skeptical-of-global-warming-crisis/#2715e4857a0b48233f80171b )

So think about it when someone does a flip on the way they talk, is it them or the dark money that runs the government?

 

Money is Everything

Why is money everything?   There is a reason that I say this. I will explain.

I work for a  company that provides phone, internet and cable. I work 40+ hours a week trying to make ends meet. The thing is that the company that I go through for phone, internet and cable is Comcast. The reason that I have to use Comcast is due to the fact that Comcast won’t allow the company that I work for to put service in the complex where I live.

I got a call from Comcast on Wednesday wanting to know when I could pay my bill. I told them that I had to pay my rent first and the person told me that I needed to choose, my rent or their services. WTF! They want me to be homeless to pay for a bill that was supposed to be getting lower instead of higher. They have increased my cost knowing that I am disabled and my husband is that way too.

When I contacted my boss I was told to contact HR about getting services through the company. The problem is that Comcast won’t let the company that I work for put service in.

So they have told Frontier that they can put services in but they won’t let a smaller company do the same. Now I understand that they are out to make a profit but when the rep says that I need to choose between having a place to live and their services I get pissed.

The other thing is that the Federal Government feels that a family of two adults can make it on less than 2500 a month GROSS income. My husband used to get SSI and is disabled. When I started working we were told that I had to report the amount that I made each month. OK not a problem. Then they told us that I made too much money and that my husband would not only loose his funding but that we had to pay it back.

So I tried to find out why. First place to look the website – that said 3000 dollars before the other person would loose their funds. OK call the local office, I am not allowed to talk to the person without my husbands ok. Not a problem. Then they said I wasn’t on his acct and therefore there was a problem. Then I get told by another person that I am on his SSI and that it is 2000 dollars in the State of Washington to loose the SSI funding.

OK so what about his medical, they took that away too. Reason? I make too much gross income to have him on the services.  Now this is out of control.

I don’t understand why people feel that money is more important than a person’s well being.  Can someone explain this to me?