Hawai’i’s Journey from Plantation Exploitation to Agro-Chemical Poisoning Exposed in Historic New Study “Hawai’i: GMO Ground Zero” offers critical analysis of agrochemical industry


A brilliant new doctoral thesis by Kauai native Andrea Brower reveals the first comprehensive analysis of how Hawai’i’s historically exploitative plantation system has morphed into the ecologically exploitative “agrochemical-seed-biotechnology industry’s occupation of Hawai’i.”

Brower’s 314 page doctoral thesis, titled, “Hawai’i: GMO Ground Zero,” contributes what she frames as a, “previously absent critical analysis of Monsanto, Dow, DuPont, Syngenta, and BASF’s occupation of Hawai’i. It details the political, social, historical, and geographical arrangements that give rise to the situation, with focus especially on matters of capital, expropriation of the commons, imperialism, and capitalist state functioning.”

A PhD graduate from the Department of Sociology at New Zealand’s University of Auckland, Brower has been active in alternative food and global social justice movements, and spent several years co-directing the non-profit Malama Kauai. Exposing how the State of Hawai’i has sold out to the biotech giants who preside over more than 1,000 GMO test farms across the Hawai’i, her damning indictment pays particular attention to the island of Kaua’i. “Hawai‘i,” Brower writes, “is placed at the epicenter of the agrochemical-seed-biotech oligopoly’s global chains of production.”

Brower explains: “The popular press, economic reports, and legal and state documents conclude simply that the industry operates in the islands because of good weather. This smooth narration obscures fundamental socio-political and historical context. Hawai’i’s place “within,” as a colony of, the United States, but isolated and sub-tropical, is core to agrochemical-seed-biotech companies’ decisions to locate in the islands.”

Describing how “Monsanto and gang’s operations have established in the tracts of Hawai’i’s plantation oligarchy past, directly inheriting infrastructures, institutions, and ideas,” she suggests, “truly alternative possibilities require contesting core conditions that continue to facilitate plantations, monoeconomies, oligarchies, and oligopolies.”

Detailing the industry’s environmental destruction in the islands she notes: “From a class-action lawsuit on Kaua’i, it was divulged that when general-use pesticides (GUP) are accounted for, at least 90 pesticide formulations with 63 different active ingredients were used by DuPont between 2007-2012, and that pesticides were applied 250-300 days per year, at an average of 10-16 applications per day (Jervis and Smith 2013).”

“Pesticides are often “stacked,” or mixed into cocktails with more harmful and almost entirely untested and unregulated synergistic effects (Vallianatos 2014). This usage of combinations of an “ever-changing kaleidoscope of pesticides,” as described by Sandra Steingraber, is of particular concern (2016, 2). For example, a recent review of the scientific literature indicated that the cumulative effects of individual non-carcinogenic chemicals “acting on different pathways, and a variety of related systems, organs, tissues and cells could plausibly conspire to produce carcinogenic synergies” (Goodson et al. 2015, S258).”

The resulting pesticide saturation has likely created major health issues she suggests. “Numerous local doctors have submitted official statements expressing concern that they may be witnessing effects of pesticide exposure in communities living near fields, potentially including higher than average rates of rare birth defects, miscarriages, unusual cancers, respiratory and hormonal problems, and recurring dermatitis and nose-bleeds (public testimony, Kaua’i Bill 2491).”

None of this could have happened without State collusion and corruption. “The dominant idea that transnational agribusiness which exports its wealth from the islands is the only economic form that can “feed our families” and offer realistic diversification to tourism assumes and obscures numerous forms of public subsidization, particular arrangements of resource control and power, and government facilitation of not only private sector profits, but product monopolies and corporate dominance.”

“For capitalist plantation agriculture to become the established norm in Hawai‘i and displace the sophisticated production systems that preceded it, it took both imperial nations enforcing their commercial demands on the islands and the backing of a local state.”

“Without favorable local land, water, forest, labor, infrastructure, tax, and trade policies, sugar could not have been competitive or profitable on the global market.”

“Similarly, contra the oft-repeated assertion that agrochemical industry contributions…are at no cost to the State” (Loudat and Kasturi 2013, 4), their operations are conditioned upon a range of public supports and subsidies, including policies that enable externalization of health and environmental costs onto the public. Much of this support is in the foundation of a plantation past, with sugar’s legacies continuing to facilitate the new agribusiness barons.”

“In addition to public land and water, agrochemical companies are directly subsidized through property tax breaks, high-technology tax credits, investment capital, and taxpayer loss of general excise tax revenue (Kanehe 2014; Hooser 2015b; Redfeather 2012). In 1999, the state began offering various incentives to “high-technology industries” through the passage of Act 178, followed by Act 221 in 2001 and Act 215 in 2004. Act 178 contained eight initiatives with tax credits being its hallmark; these sunset in 2010. According to an audit in 2012, these high technology tax credits cost the state an estimated total USD $1 billion in lost tax revenue since 1999 (Higa 2012).”

“For most of the years these subsidies were in place, the names of the companies receiving them were not made public or revealed to the legislature, unlike in other states where disclosure is mandated (Curtis 2014; Higa 2012). Thus, it is impossible to know which of the agrochemical companies received subsidies and to what extent. Virtually none of the tax claims were audited (Higa 2012).”

Equally as shocking she reports how the biotech companies avoid paying state General Excise tax. “Unlike other forms of agricultural production in the islands, the seed development conducted by agrochemical companies does not generate a product that is then sold so excludes payment of general excise taxes. These are lost public revenues that have occurred with the transition from agricultural production to seed-biotechnology research and development (Bynum 2013).”

“Similarly, companies take advantage of agricultural property tax and utility subsidies from counties through land use dedication policy designed to incentivize agricultural production.”

She goes on to expose how public educational institutions in Hawai’i serve the GMO industry. “Of additional significance in regards to public supports is the role of research institutions, and especially the (University of Hawai’i’s) College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, a public land grant institution. Instead of supporting local production and raising the percentage of homegrown food, CTAHR has increasingly devoted its resources to serving the interests of biotechnology.”

She references a 2015 Open Letter of Protest from more than 60 U.H. faculty claiming that the agriculture college has prioritized the interests of large out-of-state corporations over those of small local farmers. “At times, as many as 60 or 70 CTAHR faculty and staff have been working on biotech projects, despite the fact that, after the initial success of the Rainbow papaya, not one of CTAHR’s more than a dozen attempts to produce a commercially-viable genetically engineered plant species has proved successful… It is surely questionable whether, in terms of a land-grant institution’s mission, such corporations should be treated as members of “Hawai‘i’s food and agricultural system” at all.”

“Faculty within CTAHR who have been critical of the agrochemical industry or raised general questions about agricultural biotechnology have faced various forms of harassment, silencing, and restrictions of their research and academic freedom.”

CTAHR Professor Hector Valenzuela, who had developed a pioneering, long-term organic farming project, had his research shut down by the university, “around 1998, when Monsanto money began entering the equation.”

The State has also bowed down to the corporate giants by abdicating responsibility for monitoring the health of our citizens subject to pesticide exposure. “The State Department of Agriculture has granted exemptions to federal pesticide label requirements, including allowing pesticides to be used in higher wind speed conditions and increasing the frequency of allowable applications (HDOA 2015),” she points out.

“The ADC (Agribusiness Development Corporation) has facilitated exemption from compliance with Clean Water Act standards by “administratively extending” former sugar plantation’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, which includes reporting and monitoring of pollutants in wastewater. An ADC memo recommended an exemption because the Clean Water Act criteria would “likely be extremely difficult to meet” as more stringent federal limits, including discharge limits for pesticides, are now in force (JFFG Draft 2016, 46-47).”

“When sugar and pineapple vacated the islands, the state did not require companies to clean-up pesticides or other contaminants. Likewise, as chemical companies drop leases on thousands of acres of public land, they are not responsible for soil remediation or for supplying tests to show that they have not left significant chemical contamination.”

Brower also notes: “The state has followed federal government in not requiring disclosure of the location of experimental biotechnology field trials, irrespective of their nature and legally and scientifically acknowledged potential impacts (Gibson 2014). In the words of Earthjustice attorney Paul Achitoff, the state merely acts as a “rubber stamp” regarding any federal decisions about GE crop trials (ibid, 242).

The biotech giants have done a brilliant job of conning people into believing they are saving the world through GMO seeds, and that they are caring stewards of Hawai’i’s land. Monsanto’s propaganda would have us believe: “We understand the responsibility we have to farm sustainably and to work collaboratively to promote a strong and successful Hawai’i agricultural industry.”

In harnessing public support for their actions, Brewer describes how the companies insidiously employ the language of non-exclusion as a propaganda tool. “These “together” count-as-one (Badiou 2005) operations especially employ the language of non-exclusion. The state’s hosting of an agricultural policy conference sponsored by Monsanto, Dow, and Coca-Cola is in support of “all agriculture,” a non-exclusion that necessarily excludes (NASDA 2015).”

“Everything must be “supported” because “we are in this together,” and only “together” are “win-win” arrangements possible (Save Kaua‘i Farms 2013; Kaua‘i Mayor Bernard Carvalho in Cocke 2013d). To object to some element in the counted one of “local agriculture” is to be an enemy of inclusion, coexistence, harmony, and collaboration. To raise the inexistent — the already excluded, the divisions, structural inequalities, and universals — is to betray “Island style…in this together” (Farmers & Friends 2014, n.p.).”

Opponents of GMO seed production are routinely demonized and marginalized. “While agrochemical-seed-biotech corporations and their local operations are continually formulated as simply necessary (or at minimum, inevitable), concerns about their environmental and health consequences are disparaged as having no basis in fact or science, driven instead by emotion, fear, and politics (Von Mogel 2013). In contrast, the industry claims to offer a “science-based perspective.”

“A broad and heterogenous range of concerns are lumped into a singular and monolithic “scourge of paranoia,” comprised of subjects that warrant the unsavory characterizations of hysterical, fanatical, Luddite, paranoid, delusional, and conspiracy theorist (Conrow 2014a and 2015a; Harmon 2014; Kamiya 2014; Kloor 2012).”

“Anecdotal evidence of harm is said to be nothing more than a “scare tactic,” while citizens are incapable of literacy beyond “selected beliefs as claimed in Google searches” (KauaiEclectic blog comments). Casting certain affairs into the realm of the “complicated,” lay voices are said to be ignorant and uneducated, and only those with
specialized “expertise” are assumed to possess valid knowledge.”

In exposing how Hawaii’s politicians collude with the agrochemical industry Brower describes how, “there is a relative normalization of what in other places would be considered too intimate a relationship between regulators and the regulated.

As a Hawai‘i Senator put it, it is an “open secret” that key power-holders within state government, including the chairs of committees that control a majority of legislation related to agriculture, have a close relationship with the agrochemical industry (Pala 2015). This includes many individual legislators receiving tens of thousands of dollars annually just in direct campaign contributions from the industry (Grube 2014).”

“Previous Governor Neil Abercrombie (2010-2014), who himself was a primary beneficiary of industry funds, summarized this close relationship well in his proclamation to the industry (at the 2011 Hawaii Crop Improvement Association conference): ‘I’m here lobbying you… You don’t have to lobby me. You don’t have to lobby Russell (Kokubun, Department of Agriculture Chair). You don’t have to lobby this administration!”

References:

Badiou, A. 2005. Being and Event. Translated by Oliver Feltham. London: Continuum

Bynum, T. 2013. “2491 A Chance to Control Destiny.” The Garden Island. 29 September. http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/guest/a-chance-to-control-destiny/article_1f3a3742-28d4-11e3-960c-0019bb2963f4.html.

Conrow, J. 2015a. “Christopher Pala’s Hit Piece.” KauaiEclectic Blog. 23 August. https://kauaieclectic.blogspot.com/2015/08/musings-christopher-palas-hit-piece.

Curtis, H. 2014. “Launching a High Technology Industry in Hawaii.” Ililani Media. 19 May. http://ililanimedia.blogspot.co.nz/2014/05/launching-high-technology-industryin.html.

Farmers & Friends. 2014. “Our Mission.” http://farmersandfriends.org/our-mission/.

Gibson, D. 2014. Remembering the “Big Five”: Hawai’i’s Constitutional Obligation to Regulate the Genetic Engineering Industry. Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal, 15(2): 213-283.

Goodson et al. 2015, S258.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26106142

Grube, N. 2014. “Will the GMO Debate Fuel Campaign Donations as Local Elections Heat Up?” Civil Beat. 28 April. http://www.civilbeat.com/2014/04/21924-will-the-gmodebate-fuel-campaign-donations-as-local-elections-heat-up/.

Harmon, A. 2014. “A Lonely Quest for Facts on Genetically Modified Crops.” The New York Times. 4 January. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/05/us/on-hawaii-a-lonelyquest-for-facts-about-gmos.html?pagewanted=3&_r=1.

Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA). 2015. “List of Active Special Local Need Registrations.” Posted 30 January. http://hdoa.hawaii.gov/pi/files/2013/01/Listof-Active-SLNs-By-SLN-Number-with-Labels_01302015.pdf.

Higa, M. 2012. Audit of the Department of Taxation’s Administrative Oversight of High-Technology Business Investment and Research Activities Tax Credits. Office of the Auditor, State of Hawaii, Report No. 12-05.

Hooser, G. 2015b. “Why I March For Aloha ‘Āina – Join Me Sunday August 9 on Oahu.” GaryHooser’s Blog. 8 https://garyhooser.wordpress.com/2015/08/08/why-i-march-for-aloha-aina-join-me-sunday-august-9-on-oahu/.

Jervis, G. and K. Smith. 2013. Presentation by plaintiffs’ attorneys in lawsuit by Waimea, Kaua’i residents against Pioneer, DuPont. 13 July.  http://vimeo.com/70580803.

Kamiya, J. 2014. “The Bleeding of Aloha: Ugliness of the Anti-GMO Movement in Hawaii.” HawaiiFarmersDaughter. 15 October 2014. https://hawaiifarmersdaughter.com/2014/10/15/the-bleeding-of-aloha-ugliness-of-the-anti-gmo-movement-in-hawaii/.

Kanehe, L. 2014. “Kū‘ē Mana Māhele: The Hawaiian Movement to Resist Biocolonialism.” In Goodyear-Ka‘ōpua, N., Hussey, I. and Wright, E. (Eds.) A Nation Rising: Hawaiian Movements for Life, Land, and Sovereignty. North Carolina: Duke University Press. 331-353.

Loudat, T. and Kasturi, P. 2013. Hawai‘i’s Seed Crop Industry: Current and Potential Economic and Fiscal Contributions, 2013 edition. http://www.hciaonline.com/hawaiisseed-crop-industry-current-and-potential-economic-and-fiscal-contributions/.

Pala, C. 2015. “Pesticides in Paradise: Hawaii’s Spike in Birth Defects Puts Focus on GM Crops.” The Guardian, 23 August. http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/aug/23/hawaii-birth-defects-pesticides-gmo.

Redfeather, N. 2012. GMOs in Hawai‘i – The Big Picture. In Black, C. (Ed.) Facing Hawaii’s Future. Koloa: Hawaii Seed. 25-27.

Save Kaua‘i Farms. 2013. “About.” http://savekauaifarms.com

Steingraber, S. 2016. Comment letter on draft report, Pesticide Use by Large Agribusiness on Kaua’i. 8 April 2016

Vallianatos, E. 2014. Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing.

Von Mogel, K. 2013. “Analysis of Kaua’i County Bill #2491.” Biology Fortified. 26 June.  http://www.biofortified.org/2013/06/analysis-of-kauai-bill-2491/.

 

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Navajo members won’t watch Sunday’s solar eclipse


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Even though it’ll be in full view over the Navajo Nation in Arizona, traditional tribal members won’t look up while it’s happening.

The Navajo word for eclipse is “eating the sun.” In the Navajo tradition it is believed that the “sun dies” during a solar eclipse and that it is an intimate event between the Earth, Sun and Moon.

People are told to stay inside and keep still during the dark period. There’s no eating, drinking, sleeping, weaving or any other activity.

For Angelenos who do want to see it, the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles and Caltech in Pasadena will host viewings of the solar eclipse on Sunday afternoon.

“The moon and the sun are sacred the way they were created, and you are not supposed to watch the moon or look at, stare at it for a long time,” “It affects your mind and your body. Especially for a woman that’s carrying a baby. Because when there is an eclipse either lunar or solar, this is a sacred time where the sun, the moon and the earth is kind of like in an intimate position when they line up, so it’s such a sacred thing that’s happening, you don’t look at those things that are happening out in the sky.”

If a pregnant woman sees an eclipse of any kind, be it solar or lunar, it might “affect the mind of the woman or also in the future it will affect the health of the baby,” Begay said, and a special ceremony must be conducted to rid them of the influence.

During an eclipse, “every man, woman and child—they have to show reverence, and they don’t eat, they don’t drink water, they just go into the house until it passes,” Begay said. “And then they show respect for the moon and the sun.”

Our Leaders Are Psychopaths ~ Corbett Report Extras


SHOW NOTES AND MP3: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=406

They walk among us. On the outside. they’re just like you and me, but on the inside they are unfeeling automatons who care only for themselves. They are the psychopaths, and they are in control of our governments, our corporations, our military and all of the positions of power. Join us this week on The Corbett Report as we delve into Political Ponerology, a diagnosis of our politicians and a brief look at the bigger picture.

Astrology for the Soul August 16, 2017 ~ Kaypacha Lescher


When I really look at it,
All life is taking a chance,
And if I refuse to face my fear,
I will never learn to dance.

Finally, the Great Leo Eclipse of 2017 is just around the corner (Monday in most places)! Not that the eclipse season will be over immediately, as this new Moon will set the tone for the next 6 months! Watch what you are doing, saying, feeling, and fearing this Monday! Make a note of it as you may find it useful later, maybe even eye opening.

When I talk about fear in this Pele Report I am talking more about our fears around expressing ourselves more than any others. I am not saying you should jump off a cliff if you are afraid to jump off cliffs lol!!!! There are just so many instances when we can be afraid to speak our truth and act on our truths (especially the whole generation born with Pluto in Libra 1972-84). Some of us can even be challenged to talk at all in public, with strangers, or about feelings period. Well now is the time to break those patterns and share your truth! Yes! You will find that many of them will simply disappear with a little practice and you will open more and more everyday to deeper friendships and greater community than you thought was possible. Let’s make it happen together!

Walking through the woods and thinking of all the creatures there (and people and plants too) everything alive is really taking chances all the time! The lizard going after an insect with its tongue, every phone call or email we make etc. we are taking a chance as to whether or not we will get what we want. And that is what LEO is all about! And that’s what this Solar Eclipse is all about! And it’s not always that easy!

Like I say in the report, it gets more challenging to risk something once you’ve failed to get it a few times, eh? We can face our fears or our parent’s fears, lover’s fears, and many other fears whenever we go for just about anything! But now can be a time to change all that. now can be a time to believe in yourself, your truth, and your power to really and fully blossom like you have always wanted. It will take facing all those fears and doing it anyway! It will take throwing off the past limiting beliefs and conditioning and adopting the “I can do!” motto.

These are indeed intense times that are bringing up all our fears right into our faces. It’s an unconscious, planetary plan! The purpose beneath it all is that we know ourselves more and more and deeper and deeper through every fear we look at and, with consciousness, master. Be the master of your universe and enjoy it!

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Andrew Bartzis: “Living the Mystical Life” Webcast, August 08, 2017 ~ Galactic Historian


Note: Great show, highly recommended! Andrew’s classic “Adventures in Reality” show has returned with Q&A from live-callers.

In this insightful episode Andrew gets passionate when he’s asked to share his perspective on Corey Goodes narrative and the return of Heather Tucci and the TDA accounts.

My observations of these individuals in their actions and narrative’s over the last few year’s basically aligns with Andrew’s. From my unique pov as a blogger, both Corey and Heather are engaging their audience with MAJOR distraction’s which are mis-aligned with the Highest inner-pathway’s toward conscious awareness. By directing our focus away from the spiritual evolution of our soul’s integration within our body-vessel’s Inner-Space. These distractions can have the tendency to fracture and split our focused energy from disciplined daily sacred ceremony which is necessary for the full DNA activation and illumination of our Light-Body matrix, by redirecting our awareness on “outer conditions” which are simply projections from within our manifested field of thought forms. They are not real and only exist from within the un-awakened 3D dreaming realm.

The biggest lesson I’ve learned about 3D in my history as a blogger is:

From the 3D perspective nothing is EVER as it seems when we’re engage our focused awareness in the distractions and memes offered by multitudes of perceived ‘leaders’ in the polarized Cult of Personality.

In-Joy!

In la kech, Blessings {~A~}

Return of the Masters (Opening of Stargates and Collapse of the False Matrix – August 2017) ~ Magenta Pixie


 

From your period of July 21st 2017 through to August 27th 2017, there is a very high frequency raise taking place with an abundance of light codes coming onto your planet and a new code being created within your DNA.
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Channelled, written and narrated by Magenta Pixie. Video compiled by Catzmagick using royalty free media.

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The Template Ceremony’s ~ Original Innocence, Synthesis and Sacred Breath {Codes 1 – 3}


The Ceremony: Original Innocence (with English, Dutch, German, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish subtitles, other languages – coming soon).
This is the full version if Original Innocence Ceremony DVD. Published Feb 2016

The Template – A Holonomic Model Of Transcendence – CODE 2 – Ceremony Of Synthesis – The reconnection of the 13th Circuit – Preparing the Pranic Causeway.

The 13th Circuit connects into the Occiput, where the spinal cord enters the brain, and grounds the this electromagnetic energy into the Coccyx. The form and progression of the 23 geometric fractals of the Human creation code and their sonic counterparts are resonant with aspects of the Holonomic agreement that is the Human Blueprint. This covenant is activated and integrated through frequency resonance, reinstating the 13th Circuit. The is contained in this film.

The dynamic of The Template model follows a momentum of exponential progression. Each coded Ceremony reconnects circuitry that restores a spectrum of electromagnetic integrity to the body. Each successive Ceremony holds the potential of a subsequent spectrum of electromagnetic Source Intelligence that builds upon the resonant synergy of the previous code. For this reason, prior to experiencing this 2nd Code, It is essential that you interact with the
1st alchemical code, Published April 2016

Please watch The 1st Template Ceremony first.
The Ceremony of Original Innocence

The Template – Ceremony of Sacred Breath – Code 3 ~ thetemplateorg

Breath the unspoken vow between spirit and matter, the catalytic sustenance that gives your eyes the gift of sight, your ears to hear, your heart to feel…each breath is a bridge to consciousness…to life.

This film presents and contains an alchemical Ceremony that reconnects 7 Circuits, conduits of electromagnetic Source Consciousness, into the Pranic bio-mechanism; resuscitating the ability to translate the full spectrum of the Source Code. Published August 2017

TheTemplateOrg: The Ceremony of Original Innocence – 12 Foundation Circuits


Magnificient and profound piece of art by Juliet & Jiva Carter from thetemplateorg (http://thetemplateorg.com/) Short version. Published August 2015

URL: Long Version with completed Template Ceremony’s (Codes 1 – 3)

Peruvian Shamanic Wisdom for the Solar Eclipse (Plus a Powerful Alignment Practice) ~ don Oscar Miro-Quesada


Peruvian Shamanic Wisdom for the Solar Eclipse (Plus a Powerful Alignment Practice)
By Lee Doyle
Shift Team

Ancient and modern shamans alike, recognize the total solar eclipse in North America (August 21, 2017) as “Big Medicine.”

And YOU can easily engage with the healing wisdom (and add to the potency of this sacred “medicine”) with some simple preparation for the Solar Eclipse…

This historic event is so much more than an astrological happening with millions gathering to witness the brief union of moon and sun. (If you plan to be among the spectators, be sure you wear your protective eclipse glasses!).

Wherever you may be in the world, the solar eclipse marks a time in which polarities dissolve, opening us to a portal of profound connection with all of life — according to don Oscar Miro-Quesada, a Peruvian curandero (healer) and world-renowned shamanism teacher.

From microcosmic to macrocosmic… and from the cells in your body to the outer reaches of Milky Way Galaxy, the solar eclipse has a powerful, healing influence.

Align Yourself With Love & Good Intentions for the Solar Eclipse

During the 7 to 9 days before and after the total solar eclipse, you can set positive, intentions and clear out what no longer serves your heart and our world.

The solar eclipse is a time for healing wounds and relationships — and for re-aligning yourself with love, wisdom and goodness.

So, are YOU ready to partake of the first coast-to-coast (and beyond) solar eclipse in 99 years?!

In the 10-minute video below, don Oscar illuminates the shamanic significance of the solar eclipse… AND he guides you in a beautiful Alignment Practice, timed for this powerful, celestial event.

Immerse yourself in this wisdom transmission – and discover the sacred meaning of this event, in which “Father Sun and Mother Moon unite in loving embrace as one that balances all opposition… all polarity.”

Here are some highlights covered by beloved curandero, author and transpersonal psychologist don Oscar Miro-Quesada in this insightful video about this celestial event:

  • (:29) — The shamanic meaning of the solar eclipse
  • (:51) — The mythic and geographic path of the solar eclipse
  • (1:55) — Wisdom teaching on this “moment of shamanic suspended animation”
  • (2:30) — Invite harmonizing energy into your heart and mind
  • (3:43) — How to sustain the sacred medicine…YOU are a “Shining One”
  • (4:26) — Aligning your being with the unity of sun and moon, body and soul, (6:30) — don Oscar’s invocation of light and love

You’ll also see don Oscar’s incredible mesa, a ceremonial altar in the background… a centerpiece of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition of Peruvian shamanism.

And don’t miss his fanning of the bundle of Condor Eagle feathers in an invocation of love and light…

How are you celebrating the solar eclipse? What does the union of the sun and moon represent to YOU — whether or not you’ll be able to view the eclipse? We’d love to hear from you!

Tap Into the Sacred Relationship Between the Sun and Moon and Reflect the Light of Your Own Soul Into the World (during the eclipse and beyond!)

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10 Tribal Teachings To Live By


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I wanted to share a bit of Native American wisdom with you today.
Like many of the teachings that come from indigenous culture, the 10 virtues below are intended as a roadmap for living a more balanced and connected life.
The beauty of these ancient pillars of existence is that they always remain relevant, regardless of how evolved or learned we think we’ve become.
10 Tribal Teachings To Live By
1) The Earth is our Mother, care for her.
2) Honor your ancestors through your actions.
3) Open your heart and soul to the Great Spirit.
4) All life is sacred; treat all beings with respect.
5) Take from the Earth what is needed and nothing more.
6) Put the good of all before your own interests.
7) Give constant thanks for each new day.
8) Speak the truth; but only of good in others.
9) Follow the rhythms of nature; rise and retire with the sun.
10) Enjoy life’s journey, but leave no tracks.
They seem so simple right? But somehow these core concepts are easy to forget or take for granted when life gets challenging.
I’ve come across this list of ten before, but as I read through it again I was struck by one item in particular that really hit home. Today it was number 9, but who knows what it’ll be next time!
I hope you too find benefit in these native commandments.
Stay curious,
Nick Polizzi
Founder, The Sacred Science

Important Blog Update


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Aloha! Hi everyone,

First, let me thank everyone for the overwhelming support after my interview with Dark Journalist aired last month, the response was absolutely incredible and far surpassed anything I anticipated or could have imagined. Enough donations came in to help keep my head above water for the month of July. I can’t thank everyone enough for all of the support, heart felt gratitude to ALL!

Here’s where things are at and why publishing posts has virtually come to a temporary standstill. For the first time in seven years since I’ve been blogging, my back is seriously up against the wall financially. I’ve been looking for work and the only thing I’ve found so far is a jop working 3hrs a week for an elderly lady who needs help around the house, at minimum wage.

The last couple months have mostly been very stressful, jumping thru hoops for financial assistance, going to doctors, looking for work and recovering major dental work over the last two weeks. Feeling better now, but it was a rough time – I never well with mouth trauma.

Fortunately I qualified for food stamps, so I have food. But, I was denied financial aid to cover living expenses and incidentals. Even tho I have Hepatitis C and other issues which should qualify for partial disability status, the state still denied to help with financial aid.  If I were a drug addict, 59yrs old or seriously ill I could get assistance.  Makes no sense.

That said, I have great news!! Thankfully last week I was contacted by someone who saw my interview, who’s also fairly well known for his work in ancient study’s and is highly respected for his work.  He’s offered to donate $2000 to help me get back into event planning, and I’ve also decided to undertake producing webinars as well. The money is being donated for venue deposits, speaker deposits, marketing and advertising.  I have approximately 2-3 months of pre-planning, strategizing, finding an assistant and learning how to run the webinar programs before I can realistically expect to begin generating income.

If you missed my interview with Dark Journalists, it covered my background in event production and how my first conference was hijacked by Corey Goode and his manager Roger Ramsaur. I spent close to six months planning so I could get on my feet financially and organize events – and no thanks to them – now I’m scraping at the bottom of the barrel for my survival. Here’s the interview and background information on how I found myself in dire straits this summer.  

At this time I have plans for at least one webinar to air before the end of 2017, possibly two. Then I’m looking at a 5-7 day healing retreat in Hawaii during Feb/March and an exciting 3-day conference for starseeds over the Lion’s Gate passage in Mt Shasta in August 2018. Those are for sure, and am looking at a couple other possibility’s for major events and more exciting webinars next year as well.

But, I have one big problem, aside from less than $100mo from the lady I’m working for 3hrs a week, there’s no income to survive on until monies from the first webinar is generated. As of today I have less than $50 to survive on. Last week my landlord informed me that my work-trade situation for rent is ending, he has someone willing to pay $700 a month for the house. But, will let me stay if I can pay $500 and commit to 20hrs of work a month. Electric and internet bills are past due, and today the check engine light came on in my car. pffft!

I also have two dogs and cat to care for. The newest member of the family is a 1yr old Black Lab I rescued on July 23rd who came from a neglectful owner, he was so hungry his ribs were showing and I couldn’t say no to this amazing dog. His name is Mana Kula and he’s a big ole sweetheart. Precious loves him, he loves her and they play like crazy dogs. Coco, the black cat I rescued earlier this year has finally accepted him. And aside from a few growls, hisses and batting his clawed-paws occasionally when Mana gets overbearing, they’re getting along terrifically now!

These pics were taken about 4 days after I brought him home, the second one shows how skinny he was, but at that point he had gained some weight in the few days after he arrived.

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Precious and Mana

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Coco

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Anyway,  at this stage I’m looking for ways to raise funds for the next couple of months while I’m getting set up for business so I can keep a roof over my head, pay for living expenses and keep internet going – hopefully any repairs that may arise will be low.

So I’m calling out for Sponsors over the next three months and am going to build a Wall of Fame page here on the blog for everyone who offers financial assistance by Sponsoring $50 or more to support this work. In addition to the Wall of Fame, I’m also offering rewards. Here’s how it works:

Sponsors – In addition to your name on the Wall of Fame:
$50 a month from August thru October – You receive free admission to all future webinars and one VIP pass for the conference of your choosing.
$100 a month, or more from August thru October – You receive a free VIP pass to all future conferences and webinars.
One time donations:
$50 Wall of Fame and two passes to future webinars
$100 Wall of Fame, three passes to webinars and %50 off all future events.
$200 Wall of Fame, free admission to future webinars and %50 discount on all future events.
$300 or more gets your name on the Wall of Fame, free ticket to all future webinars and VIP passes to future events

You can make your pledge to sponsor this work here at the paypal button in the upper right hand corner, you will be given options for recurrent payments and also there’s a box provided to send me a note if you wish to remain anonymous, or have anything else you wish to share. You can also go to my Patreon page at www.patreon.com/ascendingstarseed and sign up there. 

Please note, after three months you will have to unsubscribe from your sponsorship to prevent further charges to your account, I don’t believe paypal or patreon offer a limited sponsorship option. If you forget, please contact me at the email below so I can refund the charges. 

Monies derived from sponsors will go to paying living, pet and car expenses which add up to approx. $1000mo. Any money received  over that amount will be invested into the business to help with funding for deposits, webinar services, advertising, marketing etc. 

In regards to blog publishing,  depending on time and constraints I will always be publishing in some capacity to keep readers informed on things that matter. Currently I have real concerns about the roll-out of the 5G network and the reality of trans-humanism is happening NOW – AI is literally on your doorstep. 

Also, we’re facing what appears to be the rapid onset of extreme climate change, leading to a mini-ice age in the next 3-7yrs.  If the data I’ve been observing is correct, by 2019 the weather is expected to literally spiral control causing global crop failures and infra-stucture collapse. Long time readers know Earth changes have been featured story’s here since the beginning, what I’m seeing now has me very concerned for the near future. 

So these are the directions I’ll will be focusing on for the blog as much as I possibly can while building the foundation for webinars and events over the next 2-3 months. But, until I get on my feet and have an assistant, my focus will be on creating income thru event management and I’ll do my best to publish whenever possible. It took four hours to review the material, publish 4 posts and drop the links on FB the other day, publishing work is time consuming and right now it’s imperative I do everything possible to create income because there are no jobs available here. I have no choice but to believe in myself and the support of the community in stepping forward on a greater path of Service moving forward. 

It’s a miracle that a $2000 Sponsor appeared last week offering to help when it was needed most. So I’m praying for another miracle with additional sponsors to help bridge the financial gap until income is created. Any assistance will be deeply appreciated from the bottom of my heart.  

Thank you to everyone who has ever answered the call to donate money in the past  , your thoughtful nature, kindness and generosity is deeply appreciated> I am eternally grateful for everyone who’s helped keep this blog alive with your financial support. compassion and love. Mahalo nui!

Blessings to all and have a magical week! 

Much love and gratitude,

Annette

Email: { ascendingstarseed at gmail dot com }

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5G and The AI Control Grid ~ Max Igan


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“The illusion of freedom will continue for as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will take down the scenery, move the tables and chairs out of the way, then they will pull back the curtains and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.” – Frank Zappa

“Who controls the past controls the future, who controls the present controls the past.” – George Orwell

When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty and there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader. – Plato

“I would rather have questions that can’t be answered than answers that can’t be questioned.” – Richard Feynman

“I have lived on the lip of insanity, wanting to know reasons, knocking on a door. It opens. I’ve been knocking from the inside.” – Rumi

Universal Law/sovereign law trumps all others.

1. No man or woman, in or out of government shall initiate force, threat of force or fraud against my life and property and, any and all contracts Im a party to not giving full disclosure to me whether signed by me or not are void at my discretion.

2. I may use force in self-defense against anyone that violates Law

3. There shall be no exceptions to Law 1 and 2.

TURN OFF YOUR TELEVISION!
THROW AWAY YOUR SMART PHONE!

African Shaman speaks on Dolphin ET Connection


Dolphins, Whales & All Creatures of this world are living intelligent souls exploring & participating in Evolutionary Processes.
May we listen to this blessed wisdom keeper Credo Mutwa speak upon the ancient african wisdom & spiritual connections that dolphins and creatures of the sea have had with this world.

This is a universe that breathes beauty, liquidity .
May we All Appreciate the Mother Of Creation & The Synchronizations of Collective Planetary Change ~

 

Astrology for the Soul August 2, 2017 ~ Kaypacha Lescher


In the early stages of life,
I take all I need to grow,
Then transform it within to show where I’ve been,
And give it back to the whole.

Whoa! Here come the eclipse! While I like to stay positive, I must say, it can be dangerous in the jungle with some ferocious lions on the loose! What I didn’t mention in the report was Mercury coming up to station/retrograde opposite Neptune. With this combination of energies there can be some real delusional characters (psychopaths/sociopaths), out for themselves, that wreak havoc on poor unsuspecting souls. While it is a great time for joy and generosity, it is not a time to simply give indiscriminately.

Differing from the playful lion cub, the mature king/queen of the jungle remains slightly aloof, above the fray, undisturbed by the rough housing cubs, but alert and on guard at all times though completely relaxed. Quite an amazing animal! May you run, jump, leap and create and recreate yourself again!

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The Emerald Gateway (Lion’s Gate into the Eclipse, August 2017) Magenta Pixie


When we speak of the Emerald Gateway, we refer to the time portal or ‘period of time’ you are now experiencing. This began around July 21st 2017 and will continue through the August 7th Full Moon into the August 8th Lion’s Gate, continuing through to the August 21st Eclipse and begin to close between August 23rd and 27th.

Channelled, written and narrated by Magenta Pixie. Video compiled by Catzmagick using royalty free media.

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Court keeps Great Lakes wolves on endangered species list ~ Chicago Tribune


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Fire Trine – Lions Gate – Full Moon Lunar Eclipse ~ Meg Benedicte


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Hello,
We are currently immersed in the sacred Lions Gate portal, as we head into game-changing August. The Leo Refiners Fire will not disappoint – what a firecracker! There is also a Fire Trine in play…during the summer of 2017 there is a harmonic Fire Trine involving the North Node/Sun (Leo), Uranus (Aries), and Saturn (Sagittarius). The Trine/Triangle/Tetrahedron is the strongest, most stable geometric shape in the universe.
With all that fiery energy amping within the biofield, it helps to tune into the powerful Fire Trine while transmuting out-dated sludge. Envision you are standing in the center of the Fire Trine and dissolving your past history in the Time Matrix. You are incinerating old patterns, beliefs, memories from living in the dying world reality. You are moving into a pure void state of deep transformation!
On August 7th there will be a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 15º Aquarius. Eclipses shake up the status quo, so expect sudden shifts, new beginnings, or major life changes to pop up within several weeks/months. The Aquarian Eclipse emphasizes ‘power in numbers’, as our united human community takes back the power from the corrupt elite. Since the March Equinox, we’ve spent months purging and preparing the physical vessel to embody Soul power and freedom.
These themes will continue to ripple into the collective awareness between 2017 – 2020. The coming three year period will be challenging, requiring us to join together as a united, empowered community focused on building a new society from the ashes of the corrupt regime.
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On August 8th we will fire up the 8-8 Lions Gate portal and receive many blessings from the Sirian elders and the 12 Tribes of the Great Central Sun. Step into the Lions Gateway and meet your future ascended self! Building in momentum since July 26th, the Galactic SuperWave is streaming thru the 8-8 Lions Gate portal and blessing humanity with a powerful Ascension upgrade.
During the broadcast we will connect to the Full MoonLunar Eclipse at 15º Aquarius on August 7th and the annual 8-8 Lions Gate activation with our sister star Sirius. The Lions Gate portal occurs every August as the Blue Star Sirius rises in the morning sky with our Sun. It appears as 2 rising Suns – one in golden Light and the other in Blue frequency. When the Sun is conjunct Star Sirius it creates a Solar Stargate that pours Solar Star Codes for mastery and ascension directly from Sirius.
In addition to the annual Sirian Stargate upgrades, we also are preparing for two powerful eclipses in August….the Lunar Eclipse on 8/7 and the Great American Eclipse on 8/21. Join this timely podcast to prepare for an unparalleled August of life-altering events.

We will come together on Tuesday, August 8th at 12 Pacific for the powerful 8-8 Lions Gate – Lunar Eclipse Activations. Join Light Warriors from around the world in a united ‘group mind’ as we co-create our future 5D Earth.

Lovingly,
Meg
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JOSEPH FARRELL: ANTARCTICA ATLANTIS! EDGAR CAYCE POSEIDIAN FIRE CRYSTAL – DARK JOURNALIST


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**ANTARCTICA ATLANTIS CONNECTION REVEALED!**
In this fascinating part 2 episode. Dark Journalist Daniel Liszt welcomes back Oxford Scholar Dr. Joseph Farrell to analyze the strange history and the recent peculiar happenings around the mysterious icy continent of Antarctica.

The possibility that Antarctica once formed a part of Atlantis in ancient times is explored, along with the idea that a pole shift took place 12,000 years ago and may be responsible for its current position on the globe. Edgar Cayce’s unique vision of the enigmatic Atlantean ‘Mighty, Terrible Fire Crystal’ or ‘Tuaoi Stone’ which powered the lost civilization is theorized as being the cause for the destruction and inundation of Atlantis.

Cayce’s High Technology Version of Atlantis
While many esoteric traditions embrace the concept of a root culture that rose to great heights and destroyed itself, Cayce’s unique version of Atlantis had them located on the heart of the Atlantic Ocean and fully equipped with Advanced Technology, Flying Ships, Solar Power Stations, Laser Weapons, and Age Rejuvenation Centers. He saw two major groups vying for power: the Sons of the Law of One, a spiritually advanced race of psychic avatars, and the Sons of Belial, a powerful group of black magic sorcerers and shadowy engineers. The war between these two groups actually set off volcano activity due to misuse of the Fire Crystals and was responsible for splitting the continent into three islands between Florida on one side and Spain on the other.

Eventually the advanced members of the Law of One group survived founded the Ancient Egyptian and Mayan civilizations and were responsible for the cultural pyramid building as a way to preserve their ancestral memory. With the latest happenings and developments that Dr. Farrell has been tracking since last year, is it possible a small part of this Atlantean group also went to Antarctica?

Exciting, riveting, informative and loaded with amazing facts. Don’t miss this incredible Dark Journalist Episode!

Science has left the building – The Historic MUFON 2017 Symposium and How the Show Must Go On


Posted on: July 22nd, 2017
by James Clarkson

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Science has left the building – The Historic MUFON 2017 Symposium and How the Show Must Go On

This morning I opened my computer and immediately took a powerful two punch combination on the jaw. Someone I respect highly in the field of UFO Investigation was praising the victorious opening of the 2017 MUFON Symposium where Corey Goode and his secret career in the Space Army is the major attraction. Ticket sales and attendance are stellar; stories that are wildly sensational with no supporting evidence are the flavor of the day. Hearing this researcher praise the “historic” 2017 MUFON Symposium, I wondered what kind of Jim Jones Kool-Aid they were serving in Las Vegas. How this praise of the Corey Goode 2017 MUFON Honorarium is reconciled with the now cliché mission statement of MUFON is the subject of this article: MUFON – The scientific investigation of UFOs for the benefit of humanity. Requiescat in pace.

The punch that knocked me out of my chair and on to the floor was when I opened my e-mail. I received an announcement from Robert Powell, MUFON Director of Scientific Research – He resigned and is leaving MUFON right before this year’s MUFON Symposium began. Here is a quote from the MUFON website about some of the major work he has accomplished for MUFON and the field of Ufology:

Robert Powell joined MUFON in 2006 and has been the Director of Research at MUFON since 2007. He helped establish and develop MUFON’s Science Review Board and is its current leader. He is a Texas state section director and an active Field Investigator in the state of Texas having completed over 120 investigations and is a MUFON STAR Team member.

His background also includes 28 years of engineering management work in the semi-conductor industry and managing a state-of-the-art chemistry laboratory and managing a Research and Development group that worked on nanotechnology using atomic force microscopes, near-field optical microscopy, and other techniques. His departure signals that the last dissenting voice has left MUFON management. He has been a voice of reason and his integrity as a scientist was holding back MUFON leadership from its push to make MUFON into a million dollar enterprise.

His resignation is a statement of protest about the speaker selection of the current Symposium. After communicating with him today and in the light of the departure of Rich Hoffman who was a member of MUFON since its beginning in 1969, it is very clear that these are “historical” times for MUFON and Ufology. Powell found himself alone trying to persuade Jan Harzan and the Board not to choose the Secret Space Program as the theme of the 2017 Symposium. Rich Hoffman before he quit felt himself alone and losing the battle to help State Directors and Field Investigators.

If you believe as I do, that for many years MUFON had a proud place in the field of UFO Investigation, then the Corey Goode MUFON 2017 Symposium is historical in the same sense that history was made when the Titanic hit the iceberg on that fateful night on April 15, 1912. There will be survivors in the water and some may be rescued, but the mighty ship will sail no more. It may take a while to sink, but as a serious investigative organization, I don’t see how they will convince anyone but themselves that MUFON is reputable. As a UFO entertainment company – it may do very well thanks to unprovable claims like those of Corey Goode, Jaime Maussan, and others.

But let’s don’t confuse the issues. The 2017 MUFON Symposium was held in a beautiful venue outside of Las Vegas. There are many very dedicated people in MUFON and I know they work diligently on reported UFOs, and once a year they get to meet, completely at their own expense with no discounts for anybody. It is very difficult to attend such an event for much less than about $2,000 if you live any distance away. For many dedicated people in MUFON that cost is out of their reach. But the flow of money, energy, and resources to MUFON Headquarters is a one-way street. The monetary, business side of MUFON is the dark side.

In fairness, the economic argument is that a large national organization cannot continue unless it has an experienced corporate manager like Jan Harzan. And just like so many corporations across the world that pay high salaries and dividends to those at the top, their compensation becomes the primary driving issue behind all decision-making. Infrastructure improvement in the form of a faster, modern server for the MUFON Case Management System, some investment in the cost of major investigations, perhaps a discount incentive for State Directors who donate hundreds of hours continually – these are issues that are paid lip service, but they are never realized. Like so many corporations the original vision of their founders is lost in the necessities of the marketplace and the supreme commandment that revenue must be increased at all costs. The public is fickle and shallow. They must be continually titillated or they lose interest. This is a sad reality.

Perhaps it is not possible for a large-scale UFO investigative organization to exist any longer if it maintains rigorous research standards and investigative integrity. Pointing out how implausible Corey Goode’s Time Travel Resume is, simply isn’t any fun. The public wants whatever is sensational, not what is objectively true. Robert Powell’s departure from MUFON is very much like the departure of the last real scientist from Trump’s cabinet. Once rid of all that pesky “science stuff,” then the Hollow Earth and the Secret Space Armada will help sell tickets for many years to come. At least this way what is important will continue – the revenue stream to MUFON headquarters.

Not long after Jan Harzan became the MUFON CEO in 2013 he hired a business consulting firm. All the State Directors completed a lengthy written questionnaire about their MUFON state organizations. Six directors were interviewed at length by telephone and I was one of them. The questions were not about problems recruiting investigators, coping with the costs of renting venues for meetings, an antiquated computer system or burdensome reporting forms. Instead the questions always came back to one theme: How much revenue do you get from your MUFON organization and how much can you donate to headquarters?

Two things come to mind when I think about the Corey Goode phenomena: the first is a delightful book I read to my children by Dr. Suess titled The Big Brag. To succeed in telling a whopper you just must outdo all the other liars. The second is an anecdote from my police career. We were called to a disorder in a local nightclub at closing. We were told that a dangerously out of control Vietnam Vet was behind the bar and he was threatening to kill anyone who went back there. The employees were fearful. We asked if anyone knew his name and the name Bob Richards was given, a well-known local belligerent drunk.

We called out his name. He answered loudly from behind the bar and then began threatening to kill any of us who approached him because he claimed to be ex-Special Forces from Vietnam. One of the officers yelled out, “If you’re Bob Richards from southside, wouldn’t you have been about 12 years old when the Vietnam War happened?” There was a long silence and moments later we were leading Bob Richards away in handcuffs without resistance. The point: To be important, he needed people to believe his story. It worked as long as no one could prove that it was untrue. The story is so much more effective if you can’t prove it one way or the other. And Corey Goode has created a Big Brag that no one can challenge, more especially now that he has been honored by MUFON. The details he provides are delightfully derivative from numerous Contactee testimonies over many years. PT Barnum would love Mr. Goode.

Goode claims to have had a 20-year career with the Secret Space program and because of time travel, in our timeline he was only gone for a moment. No one can ever prove or disprove anything he claims. His only fear is the competition like Jaime Maussan and the Peruvian Plaster of Paris Alien Mummy. If you believe Goode’s claims without question, I can make you a great deal on the Space Needle in Seattle, which is a camouflaged galactic star cruiser parked on its tower for emergency deployment. Presenters like Goode will help sell Symposium tickets for years to come; their credibility will never be damaged by something annoying, like evidence.

My own experience with the MUFON Special Assignments Team (SAT) taught me the same lesson repeatedly: if your investigation does not endorse the spectacular claims of any witness whose story is of commercial interest to Jan Harzan, then your conclusions will be ignored by management. The only criteria for being given the stage in MUFON is whether or the story has enough “sizzle to sell.”

The Special Assignments Team (SAT) was asked in 2015 to investigate “part” of a very dubious UFO Crash case submitted by Paola Harris. Who ever heard of partially investigating a UFO report, especially when the key piece of evidence is a cast aluminum windmill pump part that is being presented as an artifact stolen from the interior of a crashed UFO in 1945? The SAT found critical investigative failures. She claimed the site was deliberately planted with noxious weeds that were genetically modified by the Government to deter UFO researchers from exploring the alleged crash site, and then on Harris’ own YouTube videos, we see the same group walking through the weeds wearing shorts. Apparently, they no longer needed to wear the full body isolation suits that look so “scientific” on camera. Frank Kimbler, who is a scientific researcher from Roswell, pointed out that the claims of Harris’ elderly witness were not supported by the evidence. The SAT agreed. But such a finding doesn’t sell Symposium tickets. And the result? We got to watch Harris be given special status and an award for investigative excellence at the 2016 Symposium. This is one example of many.

Scientific research and investigative integrity are still attempted by many state directors and field investigators, but those qualities are irrelevant to management decision-making. They are the loyal crew who haven’t yet realized their ship is no longer seaworthy. The departure of Robert Powell signals the end of an era when MUFON aspired to seriously investigate the UFO Mystery. Now it is all for show. Keep the lights low and the circus noisy, and the show will continue.

With Rich Hoffman and Robert Powell gone, Science, Reason and Investigative Integrity have left the building for the good of increased revenue. JZ Knight aka Ramtha with all her wealth and power is now guiding the MUFON Inner Circle; nothing stands in the way of MUFON becoming the greatest UFO Show on Earth.

 

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