Quotes 7

"... serving the memorable copyright of every witness." - E.M.

 

   "Eminent modern scientists have not only confirmed the existence of parallel dimensions, teleportation, and the like, but have also expressed their particular concern that the public are kept in the dark about such matters. To demonstrate the dilema that faces us in this regard, the following extracts are given from a lecture presentation by nuclear physicist Daniel Sewell Ward, Ph.D. to the International Association of New Science Forum in Fort Collins, Colorado, October 1999:

A plethora of evidence suggests that a profoundly important and basic science capable of explaining a vast array of otherwise anomalous observations exists ... Of particular importance are the subjects of sacred science (including mathematics, physics, and health/longevity) and the degrees to which such subjects have been withheld from seekers and investigators.

A widely acknowledged truism is that 'knowledge is power.' Significantly, secret knowledge or teachings held by a limited elite constitute the potential for even greater power. It is apparently for this reason that the world history of the last several thousand years has had embedded in its scope the underlying theme of the struggle for control and power based on esoteric knowledge, understanding and wisdom.

From the mystery schools of ancient Egypt and Greece, to the Jerusalem treasures uncovered by the Knights Templars ... to the modern day guarded secrets of the Trilateral Commission and various other secretive organizations, the greatest heritage of the human race has been carefully and studiously withheld from the mainstream of society. Understandings and techniques which afforded the potential for enormous enlightenment and evolution of the individual have been historically held for the exclusive use of those in power ... The fact that there have been many forces (particularly religions) which have made every effort to attack truth as a means of preserving their own view of the universe is perhaps the primary case in point. Curiously, the quest for the outright destruction (as in the case of the burning of the Library of Alexandria) or the placing of severe limitations on the dissemination of knowledge is also based on control and power issues. Within the confines of this world-class power struggle, much esoteric wisdom and knowledge has been kept from public view both as a means of protecting the underlying truths as well as using them (or eliminating them) in order to profit thereby.

Suddenly (in historical terms) Pandora's box has been overturned and individuals outside the elite groups ... have begun to glimpse, study, and understand the heretofore secrets of esoteric knowledge. And with the dissemination of such understanding into the mainstream, the control of one human over another is being lessened ... For the individual seeker of truth and enlightenment, suddenly the history of conspiracy to deny the existence of such wisdom becomes less important than the understandings of how one applies these fundamental teachings.

[....] Truth has a way of inevitably rising to the surface [....]

In the final analysis, there do appear to be many questions begging for answers, and that eager and enthusiastic attempts will be rewarded ... In this view, it's no longer a question of whether or not someone is worthy of knowing the secrets, but rather an encouragement to go out and discover the wonders of the universe for one's self. In effect, there's still room at the top of the learning curve for anyone interested in pursuing the matter."

[Laurence Gardner, Lost Secrets of the Sacred Ark, pp. 179-183]

 

   "Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader ... in a statement made available in Washington July 6, [2004] called U.S.-based multinational corporations 'unpatriotic.' 'These companies were formed in the United States, rose to their large size with the sweat of American workers, went to Washington for bailouts, subsidies or other forms of corporate welfare and, when in further trouble, asked for the U.S. armed forces or regime overthrows to come to their rescue overseas,' Nader said. 'U.S. corporations, with your taxpayer subsidies, are selling weapons of rapid destruction to regimes all over the world—many of which are dictatorships or oligarchies, oppressing their people and reshipping their weapons wherever they please,' Nader said.... U.S. multinationals 'export industries and jobs to oppressive regimes utilizing an assortment of governmental incentives and promotions,' Nader said. 'Attempts in Congress to end these subsidies for fleeing America—and establishing tax havens in Bermuda—have been defeated by corporate lobbyists and President Bush. They lose no sleep over this callous behavior hollowing our communities and leaving American families in desperate straits—while some worry about their loved ones in the Iraq quagmire.' .... 'For many decades corporate polluters have been relentlessly using our air, water and soil as their private, toxic sewers,' Nader said. 'Their despoiling, poisoning and ruining of the natural beauty of our country has made large swathes of America uninhabitable,' Nader said. 'Year after year, lobbyists with campaign cash oppose and undermine the laws, regulations and enforcement mitigating these sources of cancer, respiratory ailments, genetic damage and other diseases.' " [By James P. Tucker Jr., 07/06/04]

 

   "The fact is, it's always been illegal to pollute. The protection of the shared environment has been one of government's fundamental roles since constitutions were devised. Ancient Rome's Code of Justinian guaranteed to all citizens the use of the 'public trust,' or commons - those shared resources that cannot be reduced to private property, including the air, flowing water, public lands, wandering animals, fisheries, wetlands, and aquifers.
   "Throughout Western history the first acts of tyrants have invariably included efforts to deliver the public trust assets into private hands. When Roman law broke down in Europe during the Dark Ages, feudal kings began to privatize the commons.... As late as 1913, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that it was 'inconceivable that public trust assets could slip into private hands.' " [Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Crimes Against Nature, pp. 20-21] 

 

"[....] The early enthusiasm for nuclear power that saw several hundred big nuclear reactors built in 1955-75 died after the partial meltdown of a reactor at Three Mile Island in the United States in 1979 and the much worse disaster at Chernobyl in Ukraine in 1986. Those incidents, together with the problem of what to do with thousands of tons of highly radioactive waste, stopped practically all new construction. France and Japan continued to build reactors - they now [2005] supply over two-thirds of France's electricity consumption and almost a third of Japan's - but in most other big countries, the share of nuclear power leveled out at one-fifth of total consumption or less (United States, 19 percent; Britain, 21 percent; Russia, 16 percent). Even in countries where nuclear power provided a greater share of the total load (Sweden, 41 percent; Germany, 28 percent), anti-nuclear movements got official commitments that existing nuclear reactors would not be replaced when they reached the end of their useful lives. [....] The scientific evidence now is overwhelming: Every one of the 924 peer-reviewed articles on climate change published in the journal Science between 1997 and 2003 supported the claim that human activity is responsible for global warming. The urgency of curbing carbon emissions equally is beyond question: Over the past million years, the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has fluctuated between 200 and 300 parts per million, but in the 150 years since the industrial revolution, it has soared to 380 ppm and is rising at 2 ppm per year. Last January's report 'Meeting the Climate Challenge' - produced by the Center of American Progress in the United States, Britain's Institute for Public Policy Research and the Australia Institute - concluded that beyond 400 ppm, a global temperature rise of at least 2 degrees Celcius (3.5 degrees Fahrenheit) becomes inevitable, producing disruptions in food production, water supply and ecosystems. [....] Apocalypse is arriving on a very tight schedule, since the world will reach 400 ppm in just 10 years if drastic changes are not made to the ways we produce and/or consume energy. That is why even a lifelong environmentalist like James Lovelock, the man who originated the immensely influential Gai hypothesis, has changed his tune. 'We must stop gaining energy from foissil fuels in a way that emits greenhouse gases to the air, and we must do it in the next decade,' Lovelock said last March [2004]. [....]" [Based on: article by Gwynne Dyer, p. B7, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 06/01/05]

 

"Because of the vast array of unresolved technical issues, there is still no long-term storage facility for radioactive wastes and virtually all of the existing temporary waste storage facilities are full and in many cases, out of control in terms of their ability to prevent the radioactive wastes from leaking and spreading into the environment. This "spreading" problem occurs because of the heat and corrosion creates cracks in the waste storage tanks. There is also the fact that once irradiated, materials change their nature as their atoms become unstable. This is why the storage vessels which contain the radioactive wastes are only reliable for relatively short periods of time. Eventually, the containers also become radioactive. Indeed, the longer a nuclear reactor operates, the more radioactive it becomes, which is why any repair or maintenance of aging nuclear reactors is an extraordinarily hazardous task. Given these unresolved and financially irresponsible waste storage problems, and given that every nuclear reactor is a "time-bomb" that will be eventually triggered by corrosion, such plants need to be decommissioned with wartime speed. For information on how to rapidly decommission the existing nuclear power plants in the U.S., refer to the 'phoenixproject.net' website."

[Based on: http://www.rense.com/general39/another.htm]

 

 "In the decade since the Berlin Wall was torn down, newspaper readers and television viewers were given little indication that some 31,000 nuclear weapons remained in the world, or that 6,000 of them were targeted at the United States. A whole generation came of age lacking even rudimentary information regarding nuclear arms and nuclear peril. On the tenth anniversary of the end of the wall, few commentators taking stock of the decade bothered to mention the persistence of nuclear danger." [Harper’s Magazine, January 2000, pages 41-56] [Link: 1]

 

   "There are two ways to determine if the use of a particular weapon in military operations is illegal. The easiest way is if the weapon is used in violation of a treaty that forbids its use and the State using it is a party to that treaty. If there is no treaty on a specific weapon, then one must determine if the use of that weapon would violate existing rules and principles of binding humanitarian (armed conflict) law. Under these rules (the 'weapons test') – derived from The Hague Conventions, the Geneva Conventions, and all other sources of military law – a weapon may be banned if: (1) it has harmful effects outside the legal field of battle (the 'geography' test); (2) it has harmful effects after the war is over (the 'time' test); (3) its use is unduly inhuman or causes undue suffering (the 'humaneness' test); or (4) it has a harmful effect on the environment (the 'environment' test). The first two tests arise from the requirement that weapons may not be indiscriminate. Because there is no specific weapon treaty forbidding the use of depleted uranium, the illegality of DU must be shown by the second method.

Weaponry containing depleted uranium (DU) fails all four tests. [....]"

[Based on: article by by Karen Parker, J.D. September 30, 2003 @
http://www.mindfully.org/Nucs/2003/Leuren-Moret-ICT13dec03.htm - bottom of page]

 

"The amount of DU used in Iraq in 2003 is equivalent in atomicity to nearly 250,000 Nagasaki bombs."

[Based on: http://www.mindfully.org/Nucs/2003/Leuren-Moret-ICT13dec03.htm]

 

"[....] Britain and America not only used DU in this year's Iraq war, they dramatically increased its use-from a minimum of 320 tons in the previous war to at minimum of 1500 tons in this one. And this time the use of DU wasn't limited to anti-tank weapons-as it had largely been in the previous Gulf war-but was extended to the guided missiles, large bunker busters and big 2000-pound bombs used in Iraq's cities. This means that Iraq's cities have been blanketed in lethal particles-any one of which can cause cancer or deform a child. In addition, the use of DU in huge bombs which throw the deadly particles higher and wider in huge plumes of smoke means that billions of deadly particles have been carried high into the air-again and again and again as the bombs rained down-ready to be swept worldwide by the winds. [....]"

[Based on: http://www.rense.com/general64/du.htm]

 

"[....] Vietnam was a chemical war for oil, permanently contaminating large regions and countries downriver with Agent Orange, and environmentally the most devastating war in world history. But since 1991, the U.S. has staged four nuclear wars using depleted uranium weaponry, which, like Agent Orange, meets the U.S. government definition of Weapons of Mass Destruction. Vast regions in the Middle East and Central Asia have been permanently contaminated with radiation. [....] The first DU weapons system was developed for the Navy in 1968, and DU weapons were given to and used by Israel in 1973 under U.S. supervision in the Yom Kippur war against the Arabs. The Phalanx weapons system, using DU, was tested on the USS Bigelow out of Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in 1977, and DU weapons have been sold by the U.S. to 29 countries. Military research report summaries detail the testing of DU from 1974-1999 at military testing grounds, bombing and gunnery ranges and at civilian labs under contract. Today 42 states are contaminated with DU from manufacture, testing and deployment. [....] A Japanese professor, Dr. K. Yagasaki, has calculated that 800 tons of DU is the atomicity equivalent of 83,000 Nagasaki bombs. The U.S. has used more DU since 1991 than the atomicity equivalent of 400,000 Nagasaki bombs. Four nuclear wars indeed, and 10 times the amount of radiation released into the atmosphere from atmospheric testing! No wonder our soldiers, their families and the people of the Middle East, Yugoslavia and Central Asia are sick. But as Henry Kissinger said after Vietnam when our soldiers came home ill from Agent Orange, 'Military men are just dumb stupid animals to be used for foreign policy.' [....]"

[Based on: http://www.sfbayview.com/081804/depleteduranium081804.shtml]

 

   "A St. Louis physicist [Stephen Thaler] created a computer program called the Creativity Machine that simulates what goes on in the human brain. It has invented new products, composed music, coined new words and frightened some who fear such self-aware machines could take over the world. [....] Thaler, too, is engineering independent robots. A glossy, black, plastic cockroach named H3 could be the prototype for swarms of bunker-busting robots that could seek out, explore and use collective intelligence to defeat an enemy target. The U.S. Air Force has contracted Thaler to create such robots. [....] Thaler's first contact with the Air Force used a Creativity Machine to help design warheads that reconfigure the pattern of schrapnel scattering. That's important to limit collateral damage and to save money by tailoring bombs to destroy a target in one hit. [....] Spy agencies want to use Thaler's technology to map the Internet and detect unusual behavior. [....] Sci-fi fans see similarity between Thaler's thinking machines and Skynet. There's even an eerie coincidence between the fictional satellite's Judgement Day - August 29th, 1997 - and the date the patent for Creativity Machine became final - August 19th, 1997." [Based on article by Tina Hesman, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 01/25/04]  

 

   "The Army's new system of digitally connected manned vehicles, robots and drones is now projected to cost as much as $133 billion - up 45 percent from its earlier estimate of $92 billion. [....] Boeing Co., the world's largest aircraft maker, manages the system for the Army. [....] The FCS is the Pentagon's second-most-expensive weapons system. Lockheed Martin Corp's Joint Strike Fighter, at $244 billion, is the costliest." [Based on: News Services, 03/15/05]

 

   "Boeing Co. has announced a new organization that brings its robotic-airplane program into the same fold as traditional Air Force fighters, bombers and weapons. Based in St. Louis, it will be called Air Force Systems Global Strike Solutions, the company said Wednesday [03/30/05]. Darryl W. Davis, who has been running Boeing's unmanned combat aircraft program, will lead the new unit, which will have about 3,000 people throughout Boeing Integrated Defense Systems and $3 billion in annual revenue. [....] Davis said Boeing's military customers are demanding that future airplane and weapons systems be able to communicate with each other through a common operating system. Just as the Internet lashed together millions of personal computers and created a universal communications system, the Pentagon will spend billions of dollars to link ships, satellites, planes, soldiers and robotic air and land vehicles to create a futuristic fighting force. 'They want all of these things to be interoperable,' Davis said." [Based on article by Tim McLaughlin, St. Louis Post Dispatch, p. B2, 03/31/05]

 

   "Using second-hand Intel equipment, researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have made a transistor - the key component in computers and other electronics - that's first in speed. The transistor, smaller than dust or dog dander, runs at 600 gigahertz, which means it can turn on and off 600 billion times a second. [....] Once wired by the thousands into circuits, this faster transistor could improve the quality and battery life of high-frequency electronics such as cell phones, according to U of I engineer Milton Feng. It could allow fiber optics to send data across the Internet at the same rate as the transistor, hundreds of billions of bits per second. The military, which funded the research through a $5.9 million Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency contract, is probably the most interested for now. [....] Feng and his doctoral student Walid Hafez published a description of their speedy transistor Monday [04/11/05] in the journal Applied Physics Letters. Invented in 1947, transistors are tiny switches embedded in most electronic equipment. [....]" [Based on article by Eric Hand, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, p. A1 & A7, 04/12/05]

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