Chemtrail Flu: Have You Got It Yet?

January 13, 2013

You¹re sick. Your nose is stuffy. Your body aches, You¹re sweaty, coughing, sneezing and you don¹t have enough energy to get out of bed.
It¹s not the flu. It¹s a conspiracy, according to Dr. Len Horowitz. His opinion is not based on conspiracy theory but on conspiracy fact.
Over the past 10 years, Horowitz has become America¹s most controversial medical authority. A university-trained medical researcher, Horowitz, 48, charges that elements of the United States government are conspiring with major pharmaceutical companies to make large segments of the population sick.
The mainstream media is reporting that hospital emergency rooms are jammed with patients suffering from a bizarre upper respiratory infection that doesn¹t quite seem like a virus. They are reporting that it¹s a ³mystery² flu and that the flu vaccines are ineffective against it.
³That¹s all hogwash, bogus nonsense², says Dr. Leonard Horowitz. ³The fact of the matter is, we have seen this type of an epidemic since the end of 1998 and the beginning of 1999. People have been hacking and coughing with this bizarre illness that does not seem to follow any logical viral or bacterial onset and transition period.
If it was a really bacterial or a viral infection, it would have caused a fever but it didn¹t. It lasts for weeks, if not months. Sinus congestion, sinus drainage, cough, fatigue, general malaise. People have been feeling ³off².
The Armed Forces Research Institute of Pathology has registered a patent for the pathogenic micoplasma that is causing the epidemic. You can see the patent report in the book, Healing Codes for the Biblical Apocalypse.
Micoplasma is not really a fungus, it¹s not really a bacteria, it¹s not really a virus. It has no cell wall. It goes deep into the cell nuclei thereby making it very difficult to mount an immune response against it. It¹s a man-made biological weapon.The patent report explains how it causes chronic upper respiratory infections that are virtually identical to what¹s going on right now.²
CHEMTRAILS DESTROY YOUR IMMUNE FUNCTION
³I believe the chemtrails are responsible for a chemical intoxication of the public, which would then cause a general immune suppression, low grade to high grade, depending on exposure. The immune dysfunction allows people to become susceptible to opportunistic infections, such as this micoplasma and other opportunistic infections², says Dr. Horowitz.
³I first began to investigate chemtrails when some were sprayed over my home in Northern Idaho. I took pictures of them, and then contacted the Environmental Protection Agency of the state who were clueless and referred me to the Air Force. They got me in touch with Centers for Disease Control Toxicology, and after about a week I received a letter from one of their chief toxicologists saying, indeed there was some amount of ethylene dibromide in the jet fuel.

Ethylene dibromide is a known human chemical carcinogen that was removed from unleaded gasoline because of its cancer-causing effects. Now suddenly it has appeared in the jet fuel that high-altitude military aircraft are emitting!²
Ethylene dibromide is coming out of the jet fuels that is causing immune suppression and weakening people¹s immune system. Then you¹ve got a micoplasma microbe or a fungus that causes an upper respiratory illness. Suddenly you develop a secondary bacterial infection. Now you get hit with ANTIBIOTICS, and the antibiotics cause your body chemistry to go acidic, so now you get rashes and other things, your liver gets full of toxins and comes out through your skin in rashes and they get hyperallergenic reactions associated with the other chemicals. I¹ve got colleagues in the Bahamas, Bermuda, Toronto, British Columbia all reporting the same bizarre seeding of the atmosphere. What is going on is just despicable.
All of a sudden now you¹ve got human beings completely out of balance and infected by two, three or four microbial co-factors as well as intoxicated by a variety of different chemicalsŠ and you¹ve got somebody who¹s going to be chronically ill.
THE BLACK BUDGET
³The Frank Church Congressional Hearings of 1975 exposed the Central Intelligence Agency biological weapons contracting firms ­ Litton Bionetics and the Army Corp of Engineers who were developing and utilizing various biological weapons on populations. And this is all done under black operations, covert operations, where they get funding and congressional people are never informed really where this money is going. It¹s the black budget², says Horowitz.
³And in the contemporary warfare arena, where experts in biological chemical warfare convene and discuss the ways that are ideal to conduct warfare today, to really take an enemy out, you don¹t want to kill the people. You want to produce people who are chronically ill and become dependant on the state and totally sap the resources of the country. And then you can move in with your military-medical-industrial complex and your international medical-pharmaceutical cartel. Then you sell these defeated countries all of the pharmaceuticals and chemicals that they need to maintain any semblance of healthy function.
They¹re completely depleted. They can¹t put together a military. You create a dependence and thereby you weaken the population, and weakened populations are easy to control. So you¹ve got population control, and you make vast fortunes doing it, versus just blowing up a nuclear weapon and devastating the infrastructure that you own. You and your colleagues own that infrastructure. You want to get rid of the people. You don¹t want to get rid of infrastructure²
WHO¹S RESPONSIBLE?
³What I¹m relating to you now is not speculation. If you were to read the top experts analysis of military warfare, including The Report From Iron Mountain ­ the Rockefeller family is one of the major players in this conspiracy. They are one of the major players in world genocide, world population reduction. That¹s no mystery anymore
When you examine who owns the chemtrail fuel, who are the fuel company directors, suddenly you enter into the realm of the Rockefeller family and the royal families ­ Standard Oil and British Petroleum. And what are their other agendas? Suddenly now you see their documents, showing that they have funded, historically, eugenics, racial hygiene, genocide, depopulation, family planning, maternal and child health ­ where they make and deliver vaccines, and contaminated blood supplies. These are the banksters, the same people who run the blood banking as well as the money banking industries², says Dr. Horowitz.
³I reference a great book by Dr. John Coleman, who worked as a British Secret Service agent at the highest levels. And he articulated very clearly who was running those companies. It all goes back, ultimately, to the highest level of the royal family. The Bush family, Rothschild family, the Rockefeller money, and the entire Rockefeller establishment is based on Rothschild money and royal families.

If you can¹t explain it rationally or any other way, I think you¹ve got to begin to consider conspiracy theories and eliminate the negative label that you¹ve placed on conspiracy theories which have been demonized along with wholistic medicine.²
AMERICA¹S FOURTH REICH
The ruling crime families are making vast fortunes off of humanity¹s suffering. The Rockefellers monopolized American medicine in the 1920s. They, along with I.G. Farben, Germany¹s leading industrial organization, held the monopoly on the world¹s chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
The Rockefellers and I.G. Farben worked together before World War II and during World War II. For all practical purposes, the Rockefellers and I.G. Farben were the Third Reich.
Who else is involved? The Merck Pharmaceutical Company. Their president, George W. Merck, was America¹s biological weapons industry director during World War II. He was personally appointed by President Roosevelt and Secretary of War Stimson.
The Nazis planned for the New World Order. They even had a term for it ­ ³neue Ordnung,² which means New Order, New World Order. This today, this New World Order, is the rise of the Fourth Reich. This is precisely what they envisioned and then carried out on a global scale. The goal of the Fourth Reich is population control and genocide.
99.99 percent of Masons have no clue what they¹re really up to at the highest levels. they give you increased knowledge at every higher degree of Freemasonry. When you get beyond the 33rd degree, you get the highest indoctrination into what¹s called the Ancient Arcana, the ancient sacred knowledge described in the book Healing Codes of the Biblical Apocalypse. That¹s where the devil-doers who are running this planet are nesting.
How does a person become that high in the Masonic organization? Through bloodlines. You¹ve got to be major royalty, major royalty, ideally a descendent or you¹ve got to be somebody who is very close to the royalty, the major bloodlines.
WHO ARE THEY TARGETING?
Who are they targeting for genocide? If there¹s an attempt underway to reduce the population of the planet, why isn¹t it happening?
³Look at countries like those in Africa, Third World nations that have been heavily targeted with HIV/AIDS. And consider that 73 percent of HIV/AIDS patients in America today are Black or Hispanic. Statistically, 55 percent of gay men in America are already dead. Are you seeing depopulation specifically targeting minority groups now? Of course. It¹s happening right now.
They don¹t want to totally eliminate populations completely, just certain populations. And isn¹t it, from their perspective, wonderful? They¹ve got a covert depopulation agenda that nobody¹s picked up on yet. It¹s ideally what they want to produce.
It¹s not just about the money. I think there¹s a Satanic or evil ideology, because Nixon himself said, referring to the Rockefellers, ­ it¹s not about money for these people, it¹s about power.
THE MONOPOLY GAME
At the end of the Monopoly game, what do you do? One person wins, they own all of the real estate, they own all of the assets, they¹ve wiped all the other players out and the game is over. You can out the game away in your closet. But you don¹t do that on planet earth.
The person who wins at the end of this World Monopoly Game gets to rearrange the board. And that¹s precisely what we¹ve seen in the last year. You¹ve seen not the biggest fish eating the biggest fish in international commerce, you have seen the mega-whales eating the mega-whales in these mega-mergers. All these little companies that are producing your vitamins are a subsidiary of a major conglomerate. Today a Warner Lambert or Glaxo Wellcom, all of these huge, huge corporations own all the little fish. They buy them out. So, again, now the game board gets to be changed if they desire, and apparently that¹s what they desire. That¹s their agenda, you can see it.
At the Denver Airport, there¹s a capstone, in the main terminal building dedicated to the New World Airport Commission by the Freemasons. And there¹s a big colorful mural ­ that is dedicated to the extinct human species. And in the foreground, against the horrific backdrop of flames and destruction, there are three open coffins

BUILD YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
STEP ONE: Detoxification.
Because we¹ve all been fed Babylon¹s harvest and eaten the toxic garbage that comes from Monsanto, Dow Chemical and Archer Daniel and all their genetically engineered foods and the chemicals and the fluorides and the chlorines, we need to detox. An easy detoxification program using fresh squeezed lemonade that you make with maple syrup and fresh squeezed lemons and cayenne pepper
STEP TWO: Deacidification
To change your body¹s chemistry, make it more alkaline. It¹s only in the acid state that the growth of bacteria, viruses, fungus, molds, and cancer, cancer cells thrive. They cannot grow in an alkaline environment. What causes your body chemistry to go acidic and become a breeding ground for the bacterial and infectious agents? Caffeine, nicotine, sugar, refined carbohydrates, alcohol, pharmaceuticals including antibiotics, red meats, stress ­ are the main causes. Eliminate or reduce them as much as possible.
Squeeze lemon juice into water. Lemon has a lot of calcium in it and it turns to calcium hydroxide in drinking water. That¹s alkalising. It raises the PH of that water from about 7 to about 8. Hot cayenne pepper is one of the most alkalising agents you can put in your body. It detoxifies and deacidifies all in one step.
STEP THREE: Spiritual
Meditate. There¹s mental, emotion, social, environmental and, above all, spiritual changes that people need to make to really prepare to withstand the plagues.
STEP FOUR: Oxygenation
The Rockefeller-directed international banksters, blood banksters and medical monopolists have been busy suppressing your immune system. You want to raise your blood oxygen levels

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HERE IS A GREAT COLLECTION OF LINKS ABOUT CANNABIS AND CANCER

VIDEO LINKS:

Cured: A Cannabis Story (A Film By David Triplett)

…Cannabis Cures Cancer

Baby Uses Marijuana To Help Fight Cancer!

Breaking News: Cannabis Cures Cancer! 3/12/10
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAfGVZ1Q7fk

Man Cured of Cancer Applying Hemp Oil (Real Weed) Cannabis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ypbNYYMPXg

Medical Marijuana – Cures Brain Cancer

Medical Marijuana Stops Spread of Breast Cancer – NBC NEWS

Marijuana Kills Brain Cancer Cells in Humans
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgkABfFpewE

THC effects on Tumor Brain Cells vs. Normal Brain Cells

THC (marijuana) Helps Cure Cancer Says Harvard Study

Dr. Raphael Mechoulam discusses medical cannabis: Cancer Cure

Medical Marijuana: Cannabis and Cancer

Marijuana Cure for Cancer!? Marijuana-Weed Info and Clips

Dr. Donald Abrams on Medical Marijuana and Cancer

Most Shocking WikiLeaks Yet! (illegal Cancer Cure=Genocide)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw96bvFR–g

Medical Marijuana Cancer Study

VARIOUS ARTICLES:
http://candidblogger.blogspot.com/2009/04/new-medical-evidence-that-marijuana.html

http://www.medical-marijuana-testimonials.org/Cancer-and-medical-marijuana.htm

http://www.salem-news.com/articles/january112008/cancer_treatment_11008.php –

http://www.thesethgroup.org/featured_experiment.html

SCIENTIFIC STUDIES:
Inhibition of Cancer Cell Invasion by Cannabinoids via Increased Expression of Tissue Inhibitor of Matrix Metalloproteinases-1
http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/content/100/1/59.abstract

Anti-tumoral action of cannabinoids: Involvement of sustained ceramide accumulation and extracellular signal-regulated kinase activation
http://www.nature.com/nm/journal/v6/n3/abs/nm0300_313.html

Inhibition of tumor angiogenesis by cannabinoids
http://www.fasebj.org/content/17/3/529.full

Cannabinoids selectively inhibit proliferation and induce death of cultured human glioblastoma multiforme cells
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16078104?dopt=Abstract

A pilot clinical study of 9-tetrahydrocannabinol in patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme
http://www.nature.com/bjc/journal/v95/n2/full/6603236a.html

Cannabinoids as potential new therapy for the treatment of gliomas
http://www.expert-reviews.com/doi/abs/10.1586/14737175.8.1.37

Delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol inhibits cell cycle progression by downregulation of E2F1 in human glioblastoma multiforme cells.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17934890?dopt=Abstract

Expression of cannabinoid receptors and neurotrophins in human gliomas
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18175076?dopt=Abstract

Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Inhibits Cell Cycle Progression in Human Breast Cancer Cells through Cdc2 Regulation
http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/66/13/6615.abstract

Anti-tumor activity of plant cannabinoids with
emphasis on the effect of cannabidiol on human breast carcinoma
http://jpet.aspetjournals.org/content/early/2006/05/25/jpet.106.105247.full.pdf+html

Antitumor Effects of Cannabidiol, a Nonpsychoactive Cannabinoid, on Human Glioma Cell Lines
http://jpet.aspetjournals.org/content/308/3/838.full

The endogenous cannabinoid anandamide inhibits human breast
cancer cell proliferation
http://www.pnas.org/content/95/14/8375.full.pdf+html

Cannabidiol as a novel inhibitor of Id-1 gene expression in aggressive breast cancer cells
http://mct.aacrjournals.org/content/6/11/2921.abstract

Cannabinoids reduce ErbB2-driven breast cancer progression through Akt inhibition
http://www.molecular-cancer.com/content/9/1/196

Cannabinoid Receptor as a Novel Target for the Treatment of Prostate Cancer
http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/65/5/1635.abstract

Anti-proliferative and apoptotic effects of anandamide in human prostatic cancer cell lines: implication of epidermal growth factor receptor down-regulation and ceramide production
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12746841?dopt=Abstract

The endogenous cannabinoid, anandamide, induces cell death in colorectal carcinoma cells: a possible role for cyclooxygenase 2
http://gut.bmj.com/content/54/12/1741.abstract

Cannabis-induced cytotoxicity in leukemic cell lines: the role of the cannabinoid receptors and the MAPK pathway
http://bloodjournal.hematologylibrary.org/cgi/content/full/105/3/1214

Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol-induced apoptosis in Jurkat leukemia T cells is regulated by translocation of Bad to mitochondria
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16908594

CANNABINOIDS: POTENTIAL ANTICANCER AGENTS
http://americanmarijuana.org/Guzman-Cancer.pdf

Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol inhibits epithelial growth factor-induced lung cancer cell migration in vitro as well as its growth and metastasis in vivo
http://www.nature.com/onc/journal/v27/n3/abs/1210641a.html

Cannabinoids Induce Apoptosis of Pancreatic Tumor Cells via Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress–Related Genes
http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/66/13/6748.abstract

Cannabinoids in pancreatic cancer: Correlation with survival and pain
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2225529/

Inhibition of Cancer Cell Invasion by Cannabinoids via Increased Expression of Tissue Inhibitor of Matrix Metalloproteinases-1
http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/content/100/1/59.abstract

Cannabinoids inhibit cellular respiration of human oral cancer cells
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20516734

The dual effects of delta(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol on cholangiocarcinoma cells: anti-invasion activity at low concentration and apoptosis induction at high concentration
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19916793

Cannabinoid receptor-mediated apoptosis induced by R(+)-methanandamide and Win55,212-2 is associated with ceramide accumulation and p38 activation in mantle cell lymphoma
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16936228

xpression of cannabinoid receptors type 1 and type 2 in non-Hodgkin lymphoma: Growth inhibition by receptor activation
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ijc.23584/abstract

Cannabidiol enhances the inhibitory effects of delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol on human glioblastoma cell proliferation and survival
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20053780

Cannabinoids and Cancer
http://www.bentham.org/mrmc/contabs/mrmc5-10.htm#6
Inhibition of skin tumor growth and angiogenesis in vivo by activation of cannabinoid receptors
http://www.jci.org/articles/view/16116/version/1

http://medlibrary.org/medwiki/Glioma: (specifically section under THC – “Most Recently investigators at the University of California, Pacific Medical Center reported that cannabinoids possess synergistic anti-cancer properties — finding that the administration of a combination of the plant’s constituents is superior to the administration of isolated compounds alone.[13]”)

Cannabidiol enhances the inhibitory effects of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol on human glioblastoma cell proliferation and survival
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2806496/?tool=pmcentrez

Cannabinoids and cancer
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16250836

Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol induces apoptosis in C6 glioma cells.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9771884

Enhancing the in vitro cytotoxic activity of Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol in leukemic cells through a combinatorial approach.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18608861

Cannabinoids for Cancer Treatment: Progress and Promise
http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/68/2/339.abstract :

Cannabinoid Receptors, CB1 and CB2, as Novel Targets for Inhibition of Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer Growth and Metastasis
http://cancerpreventionresearch.aacrjournals.org/content/4/1/65.abstract

A Combined Preclinical Therapy of Cannabinoids and Temozolomide against Glioma
http://mct.aacrjournals.org/content/10/1/90.abstract

The Levels of the Endocannabinoid Receptor CB2 and Its Ligand 2-Arachidonoylglycerol Are Elevated in Endometrial Carcinoma
http://endo.endojournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/151/3/921

Synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists inhibit tumor growth and metastasis of breast cancer
http://mct.aacrjournals.org/content/8/11/3117.abstract

Potentiation of Cannabinoid-Induced Cytotoxicity in Mantle Cell Lymphoma through Modulation of Ceramide Metabolism
http://mcr.aacrjournals.org/content/7/7/1086.abstract

Cannabinoid Receptor Activation Induces Apoptosis through Tumor Necrosis Factor α–Mediated Ceramide De novo Synthesis in Colon Cancer Cells
http://clincancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/14/23/7691.abstract

Breast CancerDelta(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol inhibits 17beta-estradiol-induced proliferation and fails to activate androgen and estrogen receptors in MCF7 human breast cancer cells
http://www.uccs.edu/~rmelamed/Evolutionism/medical_uses_of_cannabinoid_2/cancer/cancer.html

Colorectal Cancer
The cannabinoid 9-tetrahydrocannabinol inhibits RAS-MAPK and PI3K-AKT survival signalling and induces BAD-mediated apoptosis in colorectal cancer cells
http://www.uccs.edu/~rmelamed/Evolutionism/medical_uses_of_cannabinoid_2/cancer/colorectal_cancer.html

Lymphoma
Cannabinoid receptor ligands mediate growth inhibition and cell death in mantle cell lymphoma
http://www.uccs.edu/~rmelamed/Evolutionism/medical_uses_of_cannabinoid_2/cancer/lymphoma.html

Melanoma
Cannabinoid receptors as novel targets for the treatment of melanoma
http://www.uccs.edu/~rmelamed/Evolutionism/medical_uses_of_cannabinoid_2/cancer/melanoma.html

LINK TO 500+ MEDICAL ARTICLES ON PUBMED.GOV
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?Db=pubmed&term=cannabinoid+cancer+treatment

You can Make TOFU from HEMPSEEDS !!!

It turns out that the real TOFU was not made from SOYBEANS before the 1930’s.

It was made from MARIJUANA SEEDS !
Actually The real name for Marijuana grown for food is HEMP.
HEMPSEEDS are actually a fruit and is the NUMBER ONE source of protein for the human species.
check out this article:
https://www.majik.org/cruxenrose/?p=21

Soybeans were brought in to replace HEMPSEEDS even though Soybeans are number 100 on the list of best protein !!!

Making TOFU-MA (from hempseeds) is EASY !
just google ‘how to make tofu’ and then use HEMP MILK instead of SOY MILK.

I think it was changed so that when we were all smart enough to figure it out we would change it back…

The big problem is most of us are not even smart enough to quit eating cows yet !!

It seems that most of us are going to die, from STUPIDITY, and lack of motivation to change that.

OH WELL….

Here’s the answer to the problem anyway, hopefully some of us will take it to heart and apply it in our lives.

WAR: SOME POCKET PARADIGMS

Sam Smith

War is the joint exercise of things we were trained not to do as children.

War is doing things overseas that we would go to prison for at home.

Anyone can start a war. Starting a peace is really hard. Therefore it is much harder to be a peace expert than a war expert.

The media treats war as just another professional sport.

War has rules, which means that we can change the rules.

Murder, rape and slavery still exist. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have banned them. The same is true of war.

Telling a country we won’t negotiate with it until it does what you want is like saying you won’t play a game unless you are allowed to win.

There is no evidence that supporting war, or telling presidents to do so, improves your testosterone level, so Ivy League professors are better advised to stick to tennis.

There is one way to deal with guerilla warfare and that is to resolve the problems that allow it to thrive. The trick is to undermine the violence of the most bitter by dealing honestly with the problems and complaints of the most rational.

Of course, there can be peace with so-called terrorist organizations; it’s just a matter of whether one waits the better part of a century, as the British did in Northern Ireland, or whether you start talking and negotiating now.

Three thousand people is, of course, far too many to die for any reason. But it is also far too weak an argument for the end of democracy.

Peace is a state of reciprocity, of trust, of empirically based confidence that no one is about to do you in. It exists not because of intrinsic goodness or rampant naivete but because of a common, implicit understanding that that it works for everyone.

Implicit in the “what about their violence?” argument is the idea that what we do wrong is excusable because it has been matched by the other side. Of course, the other side sees it the same way so you end up with a perfect stalemate of violence. When I raised a similar argument as a kid, my mother’s response was, “If Johnny were to jump off a cliff, would you jump off a cliff, too?” I never could come up with good answer to that and so eventually had to concede that somebody else’s stupidity was not a good excuse for my own.

From the moment we commence a moral intervention we become a part of the story, and part of the good and evil. We are no longer the innocent bystander but a full participant whose acts will either help or make things worse. Our intentions become irrelevant; they are overwhelmed by the character of our response to them. The morality of the disease is supplanted by the morality of the cure. In fact, every moral act in the face of mental or physical injury carries twin responsibilities: to mend the injury and to avoid replacing it with another

One of the reasons America is in so much trouble is because it happily makes all sorts of compromises in order to get along with large dictatorships such as Russia and China, but thinks it can handle smaller operations like Hamas, North Korea, and Iran by simple obstinacy and belligerence. In other words, it is happy to talk with big terrorists, but not little ones. In fact, most of these small entities – and those who lead them – suffer from extreme inferiority complexes. By threatening war, imposing massive embargos and so forth, America merely feeds the sense of persecution and encourages the least rational reaction. A more sensible approach would be to constantly negotiate with these leaders and edge them towards reasonable participation in world affairs.

Imagine if we had told Israel and Palestine a few years ago that if they would just make nice we would give them enough money to equal Israel’s GDP for one year and Palestine’s for three. Take the time off, go to the Riviera or the Catskills, forget about productivity, and just party on thanks to the American taxpayer. Or if Israel and Palestine wanted to be really sensible, they could have invested in their countries’ future instead. Think how much safer we would be today. . . But where would such a large sum of money come from? Well, all we would have had to have done was to cancel the invasion of Iraq and used the money as a carrot rather than as a bludgeon. For that is just what it has cost us so far. (2007)

The people who built castles and walled cities and moats are all dead now and their efforts at security seem puny and ultimately futile as we visit their unintended monuments to the vanity of human presumption. Like the castle-dwellers behind the moat, we are now spending huge sums to put ourselves inside a prison of our own making. It is unlikely to provide either security for our bodies nor solace for our souls, for we are simply attacking ourselves before others get a chance.

Empires and cultures are not permanent and while thinking about the possibility that ours is collapsing may seem a dismal exercise it is far less so than enduring the dangerous frustrations and failures involved in having one’s contrary myth constantly butt up against reality – like a boozer who insists he is not drunk attempting to drive home. Instead of defending the non-existent, we could turn our energies instead towards devising a new and saner reality.

Places like Harvard and Oxford – and their after-school programs such as the Washington think tanks – teach the few how to control the many and it is impossible to do this without various forms of abuse ranging from sophism to corporate control systems to napalm. It is no accident that a large number of advocates of war – in government and the media – are the products of elite educations where they were taught both the inevitability of their hegemony and the tools with which to enforce it. It will, therefore, be some time before places such as Harvard and the Council on Foreign Relations are seen for what they are: the White Citizens Councils of state violence.

Castro, in his early days, spoke at the UN. But the hotels of New York refused him space. The result: Malcolm X found him a hotel in Harlem and a key early step was taken in the alienation of a man who, with just a little respect and effort, might not have tormented every American president since by refusing to die or fade away. Respect is important because it is a door wide enough for peace to enter. We need to try it more often.

NYC SCHOOL PANEL MAY APPROVE POP TARTS, BANS BROWNIES AND ZUCCHINI BREAD

NY TIMES – Nine months after effectively banning most fund-raising food sales in city schools, a city panel will vote Wednesday on an amended regulation that will allow student groups to sell items like Pop-Tarts and Doritos during the school day, but not brownies, zucchini bread or anything else homemade.

The new regulation is meant as a compromise between the city’s concerns about childhood obesity – which they cite as the reason for the restrictions – and the fund-raising needs of student and parent groups, some of which are struggling amid difficult economic times, especially after losing one of their most lucrative sources of revenue.

Under the new rules, students may sell fresh fruits and vegetables, or one of 27 specific packaged items that have been approved for sales in city vending machines, between the start of school and 6 p.m. on weekdays. The same goes for parent groups, except for an exception carved out for one no-brownies-barred Parent Teacher Association bake sale during the school day per month.

No homemade or unpackaged items are on the list of “approved” foods because “it’s impossible to know what the content is, or what the portion size is,” said Kathleen Grimm, the deputy chancellor for infrastructure and portfolio planning, who oversees the regulation.

Students opposed to the restrictions, however, said they didn’t see how the new rules were much better.

“It’s unrealistic to say a young adult can’t make a decision about whether they can eat something,” said David Greenblatt, 18, a senior at the High School of American Studies at Lehman College. “Soon I’ll be in college, and I won’t have Mommy or Daddy or Chancellor Klein sitting right next to me saying, ‘Hey David, don’t eat that, its too high in calories.'”

To qualify as an approved item, a snack must meet 11 criteria developed by the city. For example, all products must be in marked, single-serving packages with a maximum calorie count of 200. Artificial sweeteners, like Splenda, are banned. Less than 35 percent of the item’s total calories may come from either total sugars or fat. Grain-based products must contain at least 2 grams of fiber.

The criteria led some foods not normally thought of as healthy to make the list. For example, approved items include two of the 21 varieties of Frito-Lay Doritos: Cool Ranch Reduced Fat, and Spicy Sweet Chili (1 ounce packages). The Cool Ranch variety contains three food colorings – Red 4D, Blue 1 and Yellow 5 – and two laboratory-produced flavor enhancers – disodium inosinate and disodium guanylate. The criteria don’t ban these additives.

In addition, the Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos appear to have only half as much as the required amount of fiber, according to the manufacturer’s Web site.

The city has also green-lighted one of 29 types of Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts, the Frosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon (1.76 ounces), although the manufacturer’s Web site said the item has 210 calories. When asked about this discrepancy, the city sent over a copy of the nutritional facts for a different kind of Pop-Tart, Whole Grain Brown Sugar Cinnamon, which has 200 calories.

Other highlights from the list: Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars (blackberry only); Linden’s Cookies (butter crunch, chocolate chip or fudge chip cookies in two cookie packs); and Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars (just the Peanut Butter and Oats ‘N’ Honey varieties). Students and manufacturers can add additional items to the list by submitting their printed nutritional information to the Department of Education for approval.

To purchase food for approved sales, students may go to Costco or other stores to buy items for resale, said Eric Goldstein, the schools’ chief executive for food and busing.