Thursday, December 10, 2009

In defense of the American drug lords

From Narco-Dollars For Beginners - How The Money Works In The Illicit Drug Trade

...So the reality is that if you want to control the cash flow and capital that controls the overworld, you've got to control the cash flows getting generated by the underworld. Indeed, you've got to have an underworld. If it does not exist, you need to outlaw some things to get one going.

Here is the bottom line on how the money works on narco dollars. Unless Sam switches to dope, Dave will win his wife, his mistress, his banker, buy his company, buy his Congressman and be the star at the local charities. Everyone will admire and pay attention to Dave.

It's the power of compound interest.

It's 1947. If you don't do it, you will be the loser. What would you do?...

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From Narco-Dollars For Dummies (Part 10) - How The Money Works In The Illicit Drug Trade

...A case in point is the Iran-Contra operation at Mena, Arkansas. It has been alleged that Oliver North and the White House (National Security Council) were dealing drugs through Mena not to make money, but to facilitate arms shipments. Mena has received attention as a result of its alleged financial contribution to Bill and Hillary Clinton's rise to national prominence.

You also see the arms-drugs relationship as you estimate how the money works on the private profits from various taxpayer funded wars. Vietnam, Kosovo, Plan Colombia, Afghanistan, what do they all have in common? Drugs, oil and gas, arms. Add gold, currency and bank market share and you have the top of my checklist for understanding how the money works on any war or "low intensity conflict" around the globe.

Many of the members of our global leadership were trained in wartime narcotics trafficking in Asia during WWII. George H. W. Bush and his generation watched our ally Chang Kai Shek finance his army and covert operations with opium. I am told that the Flying Tigers were the model that taught Air America how to fly dope.

If you trace back the history of the family and family networks of America's leaders and numerous other leaders around the world, what you will find is that narcotics and arms trafficking are a multigenerational theme that has criss-crossed through Asia, North America, Europe, Latin America and Eurasia and back through the City of London and Wall Street to the great pools of financial capital. Many a great American and British fortune got going in the Chinese opium trade...

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Def poetry rocks!





Musical Innerlube: Varttina

Three reasons for Global Orgasm

Peace

We live in a vibrational world of moving energy.  In the afterglow of love making there is usually a sense of peace, fulfillment, and pleasure.  These qualities vibrate at a higher resonance than violence.  Consider the energy of orgasm as a prayer and dedicate it consciously to world peace.  If millions of people send their orgasmic energies toward world peace perhaps we can affect a shift in the collective consciousness to end war and violence.  Picture an energetic grid surrounding our planet that is enhanced with more energy and light when we send out our orgasmic prayers for peace.

 
Gender & Social Justice

Justice starts with compassionate understanding. Only when we can visualize ourselves in someone else's place can we understand what drives them to behave the way they do. Empathy, compassion, love – these are the Feminine traits with which all women and men are born in varying ratios. When they are used in our interactions with others and with the other species, justice will prevail. Differences in gender, social status and race are not delineators of bad and good. We are all worthy of justice. To combine the energy of orgasm with a conscious empathy for all beings, human and otherwise, would be a powerful boost to the well-being of our planet and species. Visualize true partnership to heal the planet.


Global Warming

The planet needs a rest from all our other desires, so what better way to get us to take a rest from over-consumption than an orgasm? And if we can combine that energy with a resolution to be satisfied with less of everything (except love-increasing orgasms, of course), perhaps the collective mindset will change. And since a major cause of global warming, peak oil, peak water, peak everything is overpopulation by humans, lets put in a collective request for fewer offspring. Every cute baby is another consumer. Let's make children even more valued by making fewer of them.

~ 21 Dec., 2009 - Global Orgasm for Peace ~

'Prague through the lens of the secret police' exhibition at Harvard University

The Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes and Security Services Archive, in cooperation with the Cold War Studies Project at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University, opened the exhibition “Prague Through the Lens of the Secret Police” and introduced the companion book of surveillance photographs on November 15 at Harvard's Center for Government and International Studies in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

Mark Kramer, Director of the Cold War Studies Program at Harvard's Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, and a member of the Institute's Academic Advisory Board, introduced the exhibition, followed by opening remarks from guest speakers Jiri Ellinger, Political Counselor at the Czech Embassy in Washington, DC, and Haviland Smith, who served as station chief in Prague for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency in the 1950s.  Mr. Smith additionally served in Berlin, Beirut, and Tehran during a 24-year career at the CIA.  He later headed the CIA's counterterrorism staff and became executive assistant to the deputy director of central intelligence.

The exhibition, which had its U.S. premiere in Washington, DC at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars this summer and fall, will be on view at Harvard's Center for Government and International Studies, 1730 Cambridge Street, through December 21.

~ Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes ~

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