Daily Archives: July 29, 2007

Sex for the motherland: “Putin Youth” encouraged to procreate at camp

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Sinister: Millions of young Russians at a youth camp discerningly similar to the Hitler Youth

Daily Mail | Jul 29, 2007

By EDWARD LUCAS

Remember the mammoths, say the clean-cut organisers at the youth camp’s mass wedding. “They became extinct because they did not have enough sex. That must not happen to Russia”.

Obediently, couples move to a special section of dormitory tents arranged in a heart-shape and called the Love Oasis, where they can start procreating for the motherland.

With its relentlessly upbeat tone, bizarre ideas and tight control, it sounds like a weird indoctrination session for a phoney religious cult.

But this organisation – known as “Nashi”, meaning “Ours” – is youth movement run by Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin that has become a central part of Russian political life.

Nashi’s annual camp, 200 miles outside Moscow, is attended by 10,000 uniformed youngsters and involves two weeks of lectures and physical fitness.

Attendance is monitored via compulsory electronic badges and anyone who misses three events is expelled. So are drinkers; alcohol is banned. But sex is encouraged, and condoms are nowhere on sale.

Bizarrely, young women are encouraged to hand in thongs and other skimpy underwear – supposedly a cause of sterility – and given more wholesome and substantial undergarments.

Twenty-five couples marry at the start of the camp’s first week and ten more at the start of the second. These mass weddings, the ultimate expression of devotion to the motherland, are legal and conducted by a civil official.

Attempting to raise Russia’s dismally low birthrate even by eccentric-seeming means might be understandable. Certainly, the country’s demographic outlook is dire. The hard-drinking, hardsmoking and disease-ridden population is set to plunge by a million a year in the next decade.

But the real aim of the youth camp – and the 100,000-strong movement behind it – is not to improve Russia’s demographic profile, but to attack democracy.

Under Mr Putin, Russia is sliding into fascism, with state control of the economy, media, politics and society becoming increasingly heavy-handed. And Nashi, along with other similar youth movements, such as ‘Young Guard’, and ‘Young Russia’, is in the forefront of the charge.

At the start, it was all too easy to mock. I attended an early event run by its predecessor, ‘Walking together’, in the heart of Moscow in 2000. A motley collection of youngsters were collecting ‘unpatriotic’ works of fiction for destruction.

It was sinister in theory, recalling the Nazis’ book-burning in the 1930s, but it was laughable in practice. There was no sign of ordinary members of the public handing in books (the copies piled on the pavement had been brought by the organisers).

Once the television cameras had left, the event organisers admitted that they were not really volunteers, but being paid by “sponsors”. The idea that Russia’s anarchic, apathetic youth would ever be attracted into a disciplined mass movement in support of their president – what critics called a “Putinjugend”, recalling the “Hitlerjugend” (German for “Hitler Youth”) – seemed fanciful.

How wrong we were. Life for young people in Russia without connections is a mixture of inadequate and corrupt education, and a choice of boring dead-end jobs. Like the Hitler Youth and the Soviet Union’s Young Pioneers, Nashi and its allied movements offer not just excitement, friendship and a sense of purpose – but a leg up in life, too.

Nashi’s senior officials – known, in an eerie echo of the Soviet era, as “Commissars” – get free places at top universities. Thereafter, they can expect good jobs in politics or business – which in Russia nowadays, under the Kremlin’s crony capitalism, are increasingly the same thing.

Nashi and similar outfits are the Kremlin’s first line of defence against its greatest fear: real democracy. Like the sheep chanting “Four legs good, two legs bad” in George Orwell’s Animal Farm, they can intimidate through noise and numbers.

Nashi supporters drown out protests by Russia’s feeble and divided democratic opposition and use violence to drive them off the streets.

The group’s leaders insist that the only connection to officialdom is loyalty to the president. If so, they seem remarkably well-informed.

In July 2006, the British ambassador, Sir Anthony Brenton, infuriated the Kremlin by attending an opposition meeting. For months afterwards, he was noisily harassed by groups of Nashi supporters demanding that he “apologise”. With uncanny accuracy, the hooligans knew his movements in advance – a sign of official tip-offs.

Even when Nashi flagrantly breaks the law, the authorities do not intervene. After Estonia enraged Russia by moving a Sovietera war memorial in April, Nashi led the blockade of Estonia’s Moscow embassy. It daubed the building with graffiti, blasted it with Stalinera military music, ripped down the Estonian flag and attacked a visiting ambassador’s car. The Moscow police, who normally stamp ruthlessly on public protest, stood by.

Nashi fits perfectly into the Kremlin’s newly-minted ideology of “Sovereign democracy”. This is not the mind-numbing jargon of Marxism-Leninism, but a lightweight collection of cliches and slogans promoting Russia’s supposed unique political and spiritual culture.

It is strongly reminiscent of the Tsarist era slogan: “Autocracy, Orthodoxy and Nationality”.

The similarities to both the Soviet and Tsarist eras are striking. Communist ideologues once spent much of their time explaining why their party deserved its monopoly of power, even though the promised utopia seemed indefinitely delayed.

Today, the Kremlin’s ideology chief Vladislav Surkov is trying to explain why questioning the crooks and spooks who run Russia is not just mistaken, but treacherous.

Yet, by comparison with other outfits, Nashi looks relatively civilised. Its racism and prejudice is implied, but not trumpeted. Other pro-Kremlin youth groups are hounding gays and foreigners off the streets of Moscow. Mestnye [The Locals] recently distributed leaflets urging Muscovites to boycott non-Russian cab drivers.

These showed a young blonde Russian refusing a ride from a swarthy, beetle-browed taxi driver, under the slogan: “We’re not going the same way.”

Such unofficial xenophobia matches the official stance. On April 1, a decree explicitly backed by Mr Putin banned foreigners from trading in Russia’s retail markets. By some estimates, 12m people are working illegally in Russia.

Those who hoped that Russia’s first post-totalitarian generation would be liberal, have been dissapointed. Although explicit support for extremist and racist groups is in the low single figures, support for racist sentiments is mushrooming.

Slogans such as “Russia for the Russians” now attract the support of half of the population. Echoing Kremlin propaganda, Nashi denounced Estonians as “fascist”, for daring to say that they find Nazi and Soviet memorials equally repugnant. But, in truth, it is in Russia that fascism is all too evident.

The Kremlin sees no role for a democratic opposition, denouncing its leaders as stooges and traitors. Sadly, most Russians agree: a recent poll showed that a majority believed that opposition parties should not be allowed to take power.

Just as the Nazis in 1930s rewrote Germany’s history, the Putin Kremlin is rewriting Russia’s. It has rehaabilitated Stalin, the greatest massmurderer of the 20th century. And it is demonising Boris Yeltsin, Russia’s first democratically-elected president. That he destroyed totalitarianism is ignored. Instead, he is denounced for his “weak” pro-Western policies.

While distorting its own history, the Kremlin denounces other countries. Mr Putin was quick to blame Britain’s “colonial mentality” for our government’s request that Russia try to find a legal means of extraditing Andrei Lugovoi, the prime suspect in the murder of Alexander Litvinenko.

Yet the truth is that Britain, like most Western countries, flagellates itself for the crimes of the past. Indeed, British schoolchildren rarely learn anything positive about their country’s empire. And, if Mr Putin has his way, Russian pupils will learn nothing bad about the Soviet empire, which was far bloodier, more brutal – and more recent.

A new guide for history teachers – explicitly endorsed by Mr Putin – brushes off Stalin’s crimes. It describes him as “the most successful leader of the USSR”. But it skates over the colossal human cost – 25m people were shot and starved in the cause of communism.

“Political repression was used to mobilise not only rank-and-file citizens but also the ruling elite,” it says. In other words, Stalin wanted to make the country strong, so he may have been a bit harsh at times. At any time since the collapse of Soviet totalitarianism in the late 1980s, that would have seemed a nauseating whitewash. Now, it is treated as bald historical fact.

If Stalin made mistakes, so what? Lots of people make mistakes.

“Problematic pages in our history exist,” Mr Putin said last week. But: “we have less than some countries. And ours are not as terrible as those of some others.” He compared the Great Terror of 1937, when 700,000 people were murdered in a purge by Stalin’s secret police, to the atom bomb on Hiroshima.

The comparison is preposterous. A strong argument can be made that by ending the war quickly, the atom bombs saved countless lives.

Franklin D Roosevelt and Harry Truman-may have failed to realise that nuclear weapons would one day endanger humanity’s survival. But, unlike Stalin, they were not genocidal maniacs.

As the new cold war deepens, Mr Putin echoes, consciously or unconsciously, the favourite weapon of Soviet propagandists in the last one.

Asked about Afghanistan, they would cite Vietnam. Castigated for the plight of Soviet Jews, they would complain with treacly sincerity about discrimination against American blacks. Every blot on the Soviet record was matched by something, real or imagined, that the West had done.

But the contrasts even then were absurd. When the American administration blundered into Vietnam, hundreds of thousands of people protested in the heart of Washington. When eight extraordinarily brave Soviet dissidents tried to demonstrate in Red Square against the invasion of Czechoslovakia, in 1968, they were instantly arrested and spent many years in labour camps.

For the east European countries with first-hand experience of Stalinist terror, the Kremlin’s rewriting of history could hardly be more scary. Not only does Russia see no reason to apologise for their suffering under Kremlin rule, it now sees the collapse of communism not as a time of liberation, but as an era of pitiable weakness.

Russia barely commemorates even the damage it did to itself, let alone the appalling suffering inflicted on other people. Nashi is both a symptom of the way Russia is going – and a means of entrenching the drift to fascism.

Terrifyingly, the revived Soviet view of history is now widely held in Russia. A poll this week of Russian teenagers showed that a majority believe that Stalin did more good things than bad.

If tens of thousands of uniformed German youngsters were marching across Germany in support of an authoritarian Fuhrer, baiting foreigners and praising Hitler, alarm bells would be jangling all across Europe. So why aren’t they ringing about Nashi?

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Close-Range M-16 Bullets Cut Down Tillman

Army: Evidence Did Not Match Up With ‘The Scenario As Described’

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WXII-12 | Jul 27, 2007

SAN FRANCISCO — New details are emerging about the death of NFL player turned Army Ranger Pat Tillman.

He was killed in Afghanistan in 2004 and his death was eventually blamed on friendly fire. But documents obtained by The Associated Press show Army medical examiners concluded that evidence did not match up with “the scenario as described.”

The doctors, whose names were blacked out, said bullet holes in Tillman’s head show he was cut down by an M-16 rifle fired from about 10 yards away. The doctors tried without success to get a criminal probe launched.

The documents also showed Tillman snapped at a panicky comrade and told him to stop “sniveling.” And Army attorneys sent e-mails congratulating each other for keeping criminal investigators at bay.

Ultimately, the Army did conduct a criminal investigation and concluded his death was a friendly-fire accident.

The report, issued in March, said in part, “Our review found that Cpl. Tillman’s chain of command made critical errors in reporting Cpl. Tillman’s death and in assigning investigative jurisdiction in the days following his death, and bears ultimate responsibility for the inaccuracies, missunderstandings, and perceptions of concealment that led to our review. Those errors, in part, contributed to omissions and inadequacies in the three investigations that followed Cpl. Tillman’s death. Additionally, we concluded that Army officials failed to properly update family members when an investigation was initiated into Corporal Tillman’s death and that the justification for his Silver Star contained inaccuracies.”

The report also said that Tillman’s family members were not told of the true cause of Tillman’s death until 35 days after he was killed, and that officers also knew that Tillman was likely killed by friendly fire before his funeral but declined to make the information public. Even so, the military said there was no evidence of a cover-up.

President George W. Bush didn’t learn that Tillman was killed by friendly fire until well after the funeral, the White House said.

Army Spc. Bryan O’Neal told a House committee in April that he “was ordered not to tell” Tillman’s brother that the former football star had been mistakenly killed by fellow U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. Kevin Tillman was in a convoy behind his brother when the incident happened, but didn’t see it.

O’Neal said the order came from the battalion commander who oversaw Tillman’s platoon.

Military officials said Thursday that Army Secretary Peter Geren is expected to recommend that a retired three-star general be demoted for his role in providing the misleading information about Tillman’s death.

Lt. Gen. Philip Kensinger is one of seven high-ranking Army officers expected to get official reprimands for making critical errors in reporting the circumstances of Tillman’s death.

The Bush-Clinton Dynasty in charge of America for 28 consecutive years?

Note: Before being selected as president, Bush Sr spent eight years in the Whitehouse as vice president where he was arguably the real power behind the throne. If you add that to his term as president, Bill Clinton’s two terms, Bush Jr’s two terms, and Hillary’s projected two terms, the total number of years of Wall Street’s Bush/Clinton tag team tyranny goes up to 36 years, approaching Castro’s illustrious record of 40 years as dictator.

And note in the video, that Hillary never addresses the issue brought up to her, followed by a gust of rhetorical hot air from Obama, reminding me of the Tim Russert interviews with Bush and Kerry on their memberships in Skull and Bones. They are all bought-and-paid-for masters at evasive tactics and denial endlessly duping the muddle-headed sheeplike masses.

Kudos though go to Senator Mike Gravel for at least trying to inject some truth into this circus.

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Red Ice Creations | Jul 25, 2007

By Henrik Palmgren

There was one decent question (from the selected ones) at the CNN/YouTube democratic “debates”. The question was for Hillary Clinton, she didn’t answer, but Senator Mike Gravel did.

(See the clip below)

Question for Hillary Clinton:

“With Bush (Sr), Clinton (Bill) and Bush (Jr) again serving as the last three presidents, how would electing you, a Clinton constitute the type of change in Washington so many people in the heartland are yearning for and what your campaign has been talking about? I was also wondering if any of the other candidates have a problem with the same two families being in charge of the executive branch of government for 28 consecutive years if Hillary Clinton where to potentially to be elected and then re-elected.”

Hillary doesn’t address the topic, instead recoils to some Bush Bashing and then jokes away the fact that the election was stolen in 2000 by Bush. (Everybody Laughs!)

The only one addressing the question was Senator Mike Gravel:

“The Democratic Party used to stand for the ordinary working man but the Clinton’s and the DLC sold out the Democratic Party to Wall street. Look at where all the money is being raised right now: for Hillary, Obama and Edwards. It’s the hedge funds, it’s wall street bankers, it’s the people who brought you what you have today! Please Wake up! Just look at the New York Times of the 17th of July that analyses where the money is coming from, it comes the Bankers on Wall street and of course hedge funds which is code for Bankers on Wall street and their Lock, Stock, & Barrel in their pockets.”

In an effort to end the dead silence on stage and in the audience, Obama steers it away and goes off on a tangent about cynicism while the producer cut’s to footage of Mike Gravel.

Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton … Who Needs Elections?
Mo Rocca on The Bushes and Clintons as the Royal House of Republicrats

Wall Street Plot to Remove FDR Was a Ruse

Red Ice Creations | Jul 29, 2007

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By Henry Makow Ph.D.

The story that Wall Street tycoons planned to overthrow FDR in 1933 is still making the rounds in 2007.

Last week, the BBC  named “Dubya’s” grandfather, Prescott Bush as one of the conspirators.

Clearly, the Illuminati bankers staged the “planned coup” to give FDR credibility as champion of the common man and Wall Street’s nemesis. As I will show, they routinely used such tricks to build up their Presidential puppet.

The NWO apparently still considers Roosevelt and his model of Big Government as a propaganda asset. Fascism prefers the facade of socialism as we have seen in the case of both Communism and Nazism.

The conspirators (members of the “American Liberty League”) approached retired Major General Smedley Butler to use 500,000 veterans to remove FDR and become a Mussolini-like figure himself.

Smedley Butler was the LAST man you would ask if you were serious about such a coup. However, if you wanted someone to expose your coup ( as he did; thought it “smacked of treason,”) Butler was definitely the “go-to” person.

The most decorated Marine in history; Gen. Smedley Butler recently had been forced to resign by Herbert Hoover calling Mussolini a “mad dog” and warning that his fascist cohorts “were about to break loose in Europe.” Butler refused to retract his remarks and thus became a national hero overnight.

Nor was Butler fond of Wall Street, stating the bankers used the US army as “gangsters for capitalism” — thugs and debt collectors:

“Looking back on it, I feel that I could have given Al Capone a few hints,” Butler said. “The best he could do was .. operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.”  (“War is a Racket” 1933)

“There was definitely something crazy about the whole affair,” remarked Curt Gentry. “Butler who had gained prominence for speaking out against fascism, being asked to become an American Duce.” (J. Edgar Hoover, p.203)

Nevertheless, Gentry and most other historians accepted the tale, indicating that they function as highly paid flacks.

The story received its widest currency in Jules Archer’s book “The Plot to Seize the White House” (1973). Judging from Archer’s other works, he is either the Illuminati’s best propagandist or biggest dupe (or both.)

His other subjects include such “defenders of the people” as: Trotsky, Mao Tse Tung; Chou En Lai; and Ho Chi Minh. He has also penned books about such spontaneous popular  movements as feminism, civil rights and environmentalism.

Who Was FDR?

For the answer, we are indebted to a book by a courageous honest, public-spirited New York doctor, Emmanuel Josephson: “The Strange Death of Franklin D. Roosevelt” (1948).

FDR was the scion of two Illuminati families, the Delanos and the Roosevelts. He was related to a dozen US Presidents: four on the Roosevelt side and eight on the Delano side. He was a third cousin of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.

These families have some Jewish antecedents but they also have Dutch, German, Swedish and principally English blood. FDR’s mother’s father, Warren Delano made a sizeable fortune in the opium trade. His father James Roosevelt was Vice President of a railway and director of several companies.

FDR was a spoiled brat who could always change the rules to suit his whims. He was tutored privately, and failed law school but was allowed to enter the bar anyway. He never held a real job. In the 1920’s, he helped float some stock market scams. As Governor and later President, he was extremely suggestible, evasive and shifty. Louis Howe created his public persona and did his thinking for him. He was FDR’s “alter and wiser ego.” (102)

FDR had a small army of speechwriters and sometimes there were screw-ups. For his Democratic nomination acceptance in 1932, he was handed two speeches with diametrically opposed views and read them both. (157)

After his attack of encephalomyelitis, the Rockefellers gave him a health spa at Warm Springs, Georgia. They subsequently funnelled millions of dollars to FDR in the guise of contributions to his “foundation” to help the sick. Dr. Josephson found that the institution did not accept charity cases. (118-ff)

In Josephson’s words, “Roosevelt was magnificently bribed to run for office. By the end of 1930, some $700,000 was poured into the coffers of the Foundation …[FDR] was the pathetic puppet of conspirators scheming the destruction of democracy and the establishment of an American monarchy.” (95, 124)

In return, the US Treasury under FDR spent hundreds of millions bribing Saudi King Ibn Saud and building oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia to benefit Standard Oil. (262-263)

Josephson said the basic doctrines of the Rockefeller Empire are “feudalistic monarchic government” … “monopoly of every necessity of life and of national existence, and absolute dictatorship…” (86-87)

The rich must “divide and rule”: ” The people must be dealt with not as Americans but as minorities set at each other’s throats, labor vs. Capital, Black vs. White, Catholic vs. protestant, Christian vs. Jew for e.g.” (87) He could have added male vs. female and gay vs. straight.

Feigned Opposition From Wall Street

Rich degenerate inbreeds running for President naturally pretend to defend the public good. Naturally their banker sponsors are willing to feign displeasure and opposition.

FDR learned the game from his cousin Theodore Roosevelt who pretended to be a “trustbuster,” while remaining a creation of the trusts.

The contributors to FDR’s 1932 campaign include a Who’s Who of the US business elite, the same people who supposedly tried to overthrow him a year later: Hearst, Rockefeller, Morgan, Baruch, Du Pont, Astor.

In 1933, a group of “publicity men” advised that Fascism was becoming unpopular in America and FDR could score points by opposing the Nazis. “They suggested that Hearst and his publications launch a sham attack on Roosevelt and at the same time pretend to support Nazism and Fascism, thus throwing the Anti-Nazis and Anti-Fascists in the Roosevelt camp.” (167)

“As the perverters  of public opinion expected, the gullible public raged at Hearst and flocked to the standards of Roosevelt, blind to the fact that he was giving them another of the same brand of dictatorship.” (167)

The antagonism was an utter sham. Hearst employed FDR’s son Elliot, and his daughter and her husband! Similarly the public enmity of the munitions manufacturing Duponts was also a sham. Ethel Dupont married FDR Jr. !

“The Liberty League was then set up for the ostensible purpose of attacking Roosevelt and fighting his re-election. This served to throw the entire pacifist vote into Roosevelt’s camp and helped reassure his re-election.” (169)

Clearly the “Fascist Coup” was another clever ploy invented by the “publicity men.”

Conclusion

Curtis Dall was a banker and FDR’s son-in-law. He portrays the President not as a leader but as a “quarterback” with little actual power. The “coaching staff” consisted of a coterie of handlers (“advisers” like Louis Howe, Bernard Baruch and Harry Hopkins) who represented the international banking cartel. For Dall, FDR ultimately was a traitor manipulated by “World Money” and motivated by conceit and personal ambition.

The 1933 Fascist Coup is indicative of the trouble the elite takes to manipulate the public. No President (until George W. Bush) did more to take America down the road to tyranny.

Today we have to take attacks on George W Bush with a grain of salt. They are designed to drive the public into the open arms of Hilary Clinton or Barak Obama. In fact, much of the conflict in the world may be central banker created and controlled.

Psychic Norwegian princess launches school to contact angels

The princess, who still officially represents the Royal Family at various events, has named her new venture after “one of the oldest goddesses in the Middle East,” Astarte, and its website is registered at her home address in Lommedalen, just west of Oslo. The telephone number listed is that for the Royal Palace in Oslo.

Aftenposten | Jul 25, 2007

Princess claims clairvoyant powers, aims to share them

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Princess Märtha Louise uses her royal title on Astarte Education’s web site

Norway’s Princess Märtha Louise, daughter of King Harald and Queen Sonja, has emerged as a clairvoyant, and is launching an alternative school aimed at training students to contact angels. Officials at the Royal Palace won’t comment on the princess’ latest business venture.

Princess Märtha Louise claimed to have “seen the light” in 2002, when she married author Ari Behn in a lavish royal wedding at the cathedral in Trondheim.

The princess’ business partner has publicly confirmed the training program, which is billed as a means of “getting in touch with your own truths” through “readings, healing, crystals and hands-on treatment.”

The princess, who still officially represents the Royal Family at various events, has named her new venture after “one of the oldest goddesses in the Middle East,” Astarte, and its website is registered at her home address in Lommedalen, just west of Oslo. The telephone number listed is that for the Royal Palace in Oslo.

Even though use of the palace’s phone number implies the business is indirectly supported by the Royal Palace, palace officials won’t comment on it.

“The palace never expresses itself on the princess’ private business ventures,” said a tight-lipped Sven Gjeruldsen, information adviser on the palace staff. He referred further questions to the contact information on Astarte’s web site.

The princess wrote on her school’s new website, Astarte Education, that she’s “always been interested in alternative treatment programs,” suggesting she’s had psychic abilities since she was a little girl.

The princess has launched Astarte Education with a friend, Elisabeth Samnøy, who describes herself on the website as a former ship mechanic who also attended a holistic academy.

“After that I have been in a process where angels and their frequency opened contact with the divine in my heart,” Samnøy wrote.

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Princess draws more flak

Aftenposten | Jul 25, 2007

Princess Märtha Louise’s latest business venture, which she says can teach people how to communicate with angels, has sparked anything but purely angelic reaction. Princess Märtha Louise, who claims she’s clairvoyant, has incurred the wrath of many with her plans to launch courses in alternative therapy. Others think she’s brave to follow her beliefs.

Officials ranging from the state director of health, to a top politician to religious figures are blasting the princess for alleged offenses ranging from exploiting her position to misusing her physiotherapy training.

Dr Bernt Rognlien, one of Norway’s leading figures within alternative medicine, thinks the princess’ course is more religious in nature than health-related.

“The way I read her web site, this is a spiritual and religious offer, not something that can heal the sick,” he said, adding that he’s not sure the princess realizes that she can appear to be proselytizing when she uses religious terminology about angels and goddesses.

A religious historian at Norway’s technical university NTNU, Asbjørn Dyrendal, said he thinks the princess’ venture is embarrassing.

“I think this must be embarrassing for the royal couple (Martha Louise’s parents, King Harald and Queen Sonja) because they belong to a generation where this type of religion was viewed as eccentric,” Dyrendal said. “But this is, of course, a family that’s used to eccentric relatives within European royalty, so they may think it’s normal for their daughter to charge fees to make contact with angels.”

A survey conducted by newspaper VG, meanwhile, suggests that four out of 10 Norwegians agree with the princess that humans can have supernatural powers, and that it’s possible to communicate with angels.

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Norwegian Monarchy Gaining Power and Influence

A new debate about form of government to arise in 2014 with a revision of the Constitution…

Aftenposten | Jun 13, 2007


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King Harald, member of the Order of the Garter and the Order of the Seraphim

A professor of political science argues that Norway’s royal family, far from being more approachable, is in fact regaining lost power and influence. Trond Nordby, professor of political science at the University of Oslo, argued in a feature in Aftenposten on Wednesday that the royals are … living fabulously on their annuity and exerting steadily more political influence. “A new debate about form of government will arise. It should come in 2014 with the revision of the Constitution,” Michelsen said.

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The Order of the Seraphim

This Order is exclusive to Sweden and I find this interesting since Seraphim is Hebrew for a class of Angel (the highest one). I think that this further strengthens the evidence for a Hebrew/Kabbalistic connection to Sweden. Elaborating upon the Christian celestial hierarchy that was created by Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, the expanding modern literature of angelology has assigned many names to the unnamed seraphim.

• Seraphiel
• Metatron
• Lucifer
• Satan
• Asmodeus
• Astaroth
• Samael

So is the Order of the Seraphim really the Order of the fallen angels? ______________________________________

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Ritual at the Temple of Astarte

Order of the Temple of Astarte
We are first and foremost a working lodge. Our Emphasis is on doing magick – and by that we mean good old fashoined wizardry: summoning spirits to visible appearance in the Dark Mirror and bringing down Gods, Goddesses and Angels to illuminate our crystal orb so that we can communicate with them. We use powerfull hypnotic techniques….

Founder Carroll “Poke” Runyon describes himself as a “Gentleman of the Old School” which he defines as: “One who recites classical poetry to heartless beauties while wrestling alligators.” He has lived out his Neo-Romantic philosophy as a Captain in the Green Berets, a student of Ninjutsu, a blue-water sailor, scuba diver, and a ceremonial magician. In 1980 Runyon received his Master’s Degree in cultural anthropology from California State University at Northridge, specializing in Magick. After graduate school he went through all the degrees of Freemasonry in both the Scottish and York Rites. Carroll Runyon has served as an officer in three active Golden Dawn temples. He is also the author of Secrets of the Golden Dawn Cypher Manuscript and Seasonal Rites of Baal and Astarte while acting as editor of The Seventh Ray.

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References on the Goddess Astarte


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Astarte — The Lady of the Beasts.

Along with Lilith she is one of the principle Elohim (this Hebrew plural word means goddesses and gods, though translated as God by biblical revisionists for the past 2,000 years) of the Semites of Phoenicia. Consort to Baal, she is here depicted with two foals in ecstatic dance, her typically upraised arms grasping serpents. She was the Great Goddess, all-powerful, creating-preserving-destroying, an embodiment of Mother Nature. Also known as Ashtoroth, in some poses she is identical with images of Kali, while in her role of virgin she is an ancient prototype of Mary.
http://www.prntrkmt.org/divine/phoenicia/astarte.html

Across Northern Africa, each town had its own version of the Astarte mother goddess. Carthage became the most unique. In Carthage, she was called Tanit. Female statues in the temple show women holding their breasts. She gains a new symbol of her own, very similar to the Egyptian ankh. Her counterpart became Baal Hammon. According to all historical records and also to archeological findings, this particular Tanit and Baal cult did practice human sacrifice. Children were sacrificed in the temple to Baal Hammon. Parents willingly did this and during the human sacrifice of their child, they were not to weap, nor shed a tear. A tomb in Carthage dating to 200 BC also suggest that Tanit was a separate deity from Astarte. The tomb says that the statue was erected for “Astarte and Tanit of Libano.”
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Astarte (Greek) Greek form of the Syro-Phoenician goddess Ashtoreth, female counterpart of Baal. The Assyrian and Babylonian form was Ishtar, in Syria Atargates, in Phrygia Cybele, in the Bible Ashtoreth, and in North Africa Tanith or Dido. She was intimately connected in the Chaldean form of her worship with the planet Venus. She corresponds to the Egyptian Isis or Hathor, Greek Aphrodite, and Norse Freya http://www.theosociety.org/pasadena/etgloss/ass-atm.htm

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Astaroth’s Sigil: The clusters of three dots at the points of the star of her sigil are extremely ancient and denote her high spiritual rank.

Astaroth is a very ancient Goddess. She has been with humanity, as have Satan and Beelzebub, since the beginning. Astaroth is Beelzebub’s granddaughter. Her parents are Ningal and Nanna. She counsels humans who are close to Satan and actively working for him. She obtains friendship of those in power and represents luxury and ease. Astaroth was also the Babylonian Goddess, Ishtar. Babylonian scriptures called her the “Light of the World,” “Goddess of Goddesses,” and “Bestower of Strength.”

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The “Ishtar Gate,” built approximately 575 BCE was the main entrance into Babylon.

Easter (originally known as “Ashtar”) was stolen from her by the Christians.
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It’s the 1930s All Over Again: Why Socialism vs Fascism is a False Choice

Lewrockwell.com | Jul 28, 2007

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It’s the 1930s All Over Again

by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

Jittery stock markets, an economy drunk on credit, and politicians calling for varieties of dictatorship: what a sense of déjà vu! Let us recall that the world went bonkers for about ten years way back when. The stock market crashed in 1929, thanks to the Federal Reserve, and with it fell the last remnants of the old liberal ideology that government should leave society and economy alone to flourish. After the federal Great Depression hit, there was a general air in the United States and Europe that freedom hadn’t worked. What we needed were strong leaders to manage and plan economies and societies.

And how they were worshipped. On the other side of the world, there were Stalin and Hitler and Mussolini, but in the United States we weren’t in very good shape either. Here we had FDR, who imagined himself capable of astonishing feats of price setting and economy boosting. Of course he used old-fashioned tricks: printing money and threatening people with guns. It was nothing but the ancient despotism brought back in pseudo-scientific garb.

Things didn’t really return to normal until after the war. These “great men” of history keeled over eventually, but look what they left: welfare states, inflationary banking systems, high taxes, massive debt, mandates on business, and regimes with a penchant for meddling at the slightest sign of trouble. They had their way even if their absurd posturing became unfashionable later.

It’s strange to go back and read opinion pieces from those times. It’s as if everyone just assumed that we had to have either fascism or socialism, and that the one option to be ruled out was laissez-faire. People like Mises and Hayek had to fight tooth and nail to get a hearing. The Americans had some journalists who seemed to understand, but they were few and far between.

So what was the excuse for such a shabby period in ideological history? Why did the world go crazy? It was the Great Depression, or so says the usual explanation. People were suffering and looking for answers. They turned to a Strongman to bail them out. There was a fashion for scientific planning, and the suffering economy (caused by the government, of course) seemed to bolster the rationale.

All of which brings me to a strange observation: when it comes to politics, we aren’t that much better off today. It’s true that we don’t have people running for office in ridiculous military suits. They don’t scream at us or give sappy fireside chats or purport to be the embodiment of the social mind. The tune is slightly changed, but the notes and rhythms are the same.

Have you listened carefully to what the Democrats are proposing in the lead-up to the presidential election? It’s just about as disgusting as anything heard in the 1930s: endless government programs to solve all human ills. It’s as if they can’t think in any other way, as if their whole worldview would collapse if they took notice of the fact that government can’t do anything right.

But it also seems like they are living on another planet. The stock market has a long way to fall before it reaches anything we could call low. Mortgage interest rates are creeping along at the lowest possible rates. Unemployment is close to 4%, which is lower than even Keynesians of old could imagine in their wildest dreams.

The private sector is creating a miracle a day, even as the stuff that government attempts is failing left and right. The bureaucracies are as wasteful and useless as they’ve ever been, spending is already insanely high, debt is skyrocketing, and there’s no way that any American believes himself to be under-taxed.

The Democrats, meanwhile, go about their merry business as if the public schools were a model for all of society. Oh, and let us not forget their brilliant idea of shutting down the industrial economy and human prosperity so the government can plan the weather 100 years from now. We can only hope that there are enough serious people left to put a stop to this harebrained idea.

But before we get carried away about the Democrats, let’s say a few words about the bloodthirsty Republicans, who think of war not as something to regret, but rather the very moral life of the nation. For them, justice equals Guantánamo Bay, and public policy means a new war every month, and vast subsidies to the military-industrial complex and such other Republican-friendly firms as the big pharmaceutical companies. Sure, they pay lip service to free enterprise, but it’s just a slogan to them, unleashed whenever they fear that they are losing support among the bourgeois merchant class.

So there we have it. Our times are good, and yet we face a choice between two forms of central planning. They are varieties of socialism and fascism, but not overtly: they disguise their ideological convictions so that we won’t recognize that they and their ilk have certain predecessors in the history of political economy.

Into this mix steps Ron Paul, with a message that has stunned millions. He says again and again that government is not the way out. And even though his political life is nothing short of heroic, he doesn’t believe that his candidacy is about him and his personal ambitions. He talks of Bastiat, Hazlitt, Mises, Hayek, and Rothbard – in public campaign speeches. And let no one believe that this is just rhetoric. Take a look at his voting record if you doubt it. Even the New York Times is amazed to discover that there is a principled man in politics.

It is impressive how crowds are hard pressed to disagree with him. How much good is he doing? It is impossible to exaggerate it. He provides hope when we need it most. You see, the American economy may look good on the surface but underneath, the foundation is cracking. The debt is unsustainable. Savings are nearly nonexistent. Money supply creation is getting scary. The paper-money economy can’t last and won’t last. One senses that the slightest change could cause unforeseen wreckage.

What would happen should the bottom fall out? Scary thought. We need ever more public spokesmen for our cause. In many ways, the Mises Institute bears a heavy burden as the world’s leading institutional voice for peace and economic liberty. So does LewRockwell.com. And we are working in every way possible to make sure that the flame of freedom is not extinguished, even in the face of legions of charlatans and power-mongers. Even though the politics of our times is as dark as ever, there are bright lights on the horizon.

Corning NY debates adding fluoride to drinking water

News 10 Now | Jul 26, 2007

By Kat De Maria

CORNING, N.Y. — In May, Corning city council members voted to add fluoride to the city water supply.

Now they’ve learned there’s a way residents may be able to overturn that action.

“If ten percent of the voters, of the registered voters, can get together and sign a petition for the referendum, they can negate city council’s authority to adopt a local law optioning to have fluoridation in the city water supply,” Corning Mayor Frank Coccho said.

That’s the opinion of the city attorney, who studied the fluoridation debate in Ithaca seven years ago. Following a signature drive, residents there voted on whether Ithaca leaders could pass laws that would add fluoride to city water.

“I suspect if they can get the 600 signatures, approximately 600, it can be done here in Corning,” said Mayor Coccho.

Kirk Huttleston leads the opposition to fluoridation. He says there are at least that many people who would sign such a petition.

“Granted I may be talking to people that are more of my same mind, but I have only talked to two out of ten who thought fluoride in the water was a good idea,” said Huttleston.

Whether for or against fluoride, Huttleston says it’s important residents make a decision for themselves, something the mayor says he can understand.

“By putting it in the water, you bypass informed consent. The referendum is a fantastic way to handle all this,” Huttleston said.

“We do the research and we’re expected and required to do so. And I hope we make good decisions on behalf of our community. If the citizens wish to negate that authority, that’s certainly their right and I’ll accept that,” Mayor Coccho said.

…and the fate of fluoridated water in the city of Corning.

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The Fluoride Deception (Interview With Christopher Bryson)
In this video, Christopher Bryson, an award-winning journalist and former producer at the BBC, discusses the findings of his new book The Flouride Deception. “Bryson marshals an impressive amount of research to demonstrate fluoride’s harmfulness, the ties between leading fluoride researchers and the corporations who funded and benefited from their research, and what he says is the duplicity with which fluoridation was sold to the people. The result is a compelling challenge to the reigning dental orthodoxy, which should provoke renewed scientific scrutiny and public debate.”

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Fluoridation: A Horror Story
In a letter Perkins wrote on October 2, 1954 to the Lee Foundation for Nutritional Research, Perkins made the startling statement that a German chemist, who was a prominent Nazi, told him that the German General Staff had approved a comprehensive population control plan to use on subject populations. It amounted to mind control, and an essential plan element was to “medicate” the water supplies, mainly with sodium fluoride. Perkins wrote, “However, I want to make this very definite and very positive – the real reason behind water fluoridation is not to benefit children’s teeth…The real purpose behind water fluoridation is to reduce the resistance of the masses to domination and control and loss of liberty.” Perkins said that putting fluoride in the water supply eventually numbs the brain, making people easily manipulated. Perkins stated “…any person who drinks fluoridated water for a period of one year or more will never again be the same person, mentally or physically.”

Fluoride & The Brain: An Interview with Dr. Phyllis Mullenix
The study basically found three things. First of all, that if you put sodium fluoride in the drinking water of young animals, that with time – meaning a period of weeks in a rat’s lifetime – they would develop changes in their behavioral patterns. And that pattern change was a hypoactivity pattern. They became slower, ‘couch potatoes’ if you like. But it was definitely a hypoactivity pattern. And it had a specific pattern to it which was very, very strikingly similar to the pattern that I had seen in substances or drugs that they used to treat acute lymphocytic leukemia in children, which clinically cause IQ deficits. And when I saw that specific pattern… that I was getting when I exposed animals to radiation or chemotherapy and steroids… that was very striking.