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What “Outbreak”?

October 24, 2014
This Dimwit Says Ebola Fever Is Obama's Fault. But I Heard Somebody MORE STUPID THAN HE IS!

This Dimwit Says Ebola Fever Is Obama’s Fault. But I Heard Somebody MORE STUPID THAN HE IS!

Well, last night I heard the single most incompetent “expert” talking on the radio about – yes – Ebola Fever.
First off, this twit “debunked” as false the notion that nobody is infected until they get a high fever and stomach pain. He wondered why people make this claim. “Viruses don’t work that way,” he said. He said it is nonsense. OF BLOODY COURSE IT IS NONSENSE! The dope confused CONTAGIOUS with INFECTED. And, yes… those who contract Ebola Fever are not – REPEAT NOT – contagious until they are so deep into the disease that they cannot get around let alone go bowling.

Then this bonehead said this “outbreak” will be like the 1918 flu epidemic which killed AND I QUOTE: “fifty-two hundred million people.” That is 5.2 BILLION people. Neat trick when the world population in 1917 was 1.85 billion (1,849,769,000 to be precise). And look: TWO PEOPLE getting a disease while tending a sick person is not an outbreak. That is it for now… ONLY TWO – 2 – AMERICANS CONTRACTED THIS DISEASE HERE. More Americans have married Elizabeth Taylor.
Do NOT pay any attention to the people who deliberately spread fear and/or who are FUCKING IDIOTS.

And though it may disappoint the more nervous among us, you may want to read THIS ARTICLE which explains why you will not get this disease…

Now: as to that alleged 70% death rate? FORGET IT. That is for a Third World nation ravaged by war without adequate food and water – with one doctor per 200,000 people. IN AMERICA and other “modern” nations – for a person with adequate hydration and diet the death rate of this disease is 20%.

Your parents or grandparents knew what an outbreak REALLY was. They faced polio every goddamn year, and smallpox and diptheria and waves of both influenza and pneumonia (before we had any antibiotics!) without shitting their pants like hysterical babies. So if they could deal with that, YOU can deal with a new disease that has so far hit only TWO Americans. Good grief, FLU will kill 45,000 Americans this year. Does that worry you? Did you even bother to get a flu shot?

Do NOT give in to fear and fear mongers. Using fear is nothing new. The TV “news” people use fear to boost their ratings and make more money. Fear is their stock-in-trade. And they spread it rich and thick like manner  in a Iowa cornfield. They scare you out of greed and in order to control you. Apparently, it works.
An excellent book was written about this back in 1919 – you know, back after 5.2 billion people died… Ha! The book has been reissued and I wrote the all-new foreword. I recommend it. Click the image to read about it.

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LATE NEWS: One of only TWO people to contract Ebola Fever in the USA is just fine! Read about it HERE.
As I noted in above, in a modern culture not ravaged by war and pestilence, Ebola Fever has an 80% survival rate.
 
Dallas nurse Nina Pham is one of only TWO people to contract the disease in the USA yet people are scared to death. This is insanity in action.

Judge harshly ANYONE you know who fears Ebola Fever in the USA. People THAT easily frightened are easily manipulated and they are extremely dangerous.

Why Is This Hard To Get? 2001: A Space Odyssey Has Only THREE Sections.

October 10, 2014

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The film 2001: A Space Odyssey is divided into three sections:

1) The Dawn of Man
2) Jupiter Mission
3) Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite.

That is it. Just Three sections. Yet many people mistakenly write that it is in FOUR sections, with the second section not named. This from the prestigious WikiPedia:
“The film consists of four major sections, all of which, except the second, are introduced by superimposed titles.”
Wrong. Totally wrong.
There IS a title introducing the “second” section, but that section is not what they assume it is. The second section is clearly labeled Jupiter Mission. The lack of a title before the moon travel sections INDICATES that this is NOT a new section. Despite the machinery and space ships, this is STILL the Dawn of Man. This is why Kubrick makes his stunning leap ahead in time from the apes right to the modern humans. Do you see it? It is crystal clear. So, why do so many people make the false assumption that there is a second section immediately after the Dawn of Man but before the Jupiter Mission? Why do they insist it is an unnamed section AFTER the Dawn of Man? Does it offend them to think that even here in the 21st Century mankind is still primitive? Still in our dawn?

About that flight to the moon let me say it loud and clear: THAT IS NOT A SECOND SECTION. IT IS STILL THE DAWN OF MAN. Kubrick even WRITES IT OUT for people and they still miss it. The section with the apes and the scenes showing the human on his trip to the moon ARE BOTH HAPPENING IN THE DAWN OF MAN. The whole point of the jump-cut from the ape-men to the space shots is that WE ARE IN THE SAME PLACE. We are STILL the same creatures… The time between the two ages means nothing. It is the most brilliant cut in cinema history (so important that I won’t use the word “movie.” You can’t get more important than that.) Shots in the moon section confirm this, because they so richly echo the ape scenes – including the scene of the two rival “tribes” (American, Russian) in conflict over the watering hole as they drink. Can it be any more clear? We are still the same apes, despite the veneer. Look at the moon flight part again and you will see several echoes of the ape scenes. Many are quite funny!

Want further proof? Look at the world around you today. Can you see why Clarke and Kubrick say despite our feelings of modernity and superiority that we are STILL in the Dawn of Man even though it is the 21st Century? Do we seem all that civilized to you? Can you see why the writers/filmmaker show that the Dawn of Man covers a period of millennia?

It is simply a baseless assumption to say the film unfolds in 4 parts, with the second unnamed.
Folks, we are STILL living in the Dawn of Man.
And we will be judged harshly for it by history, should there even BE a future for humans.
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The REAL Danger To America… It’s NOT Ebola Fever

October 6, 2014

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You know what is more dangerous to the American people than Ebola Fever? The low-information voter. And this is not a right v. left thing. Dopes who vote populate all parts of the political spectrum. When Mr. Obama was first running for president, NPR interviewed a young Black woman. She said she supported Obama. Why? Because, she said, he fought his way up from the streets of Chicago and survived life in the gangs. Yes, she really said it.
Then there are the ignorant people who whine about China owning most of our nation’s debt. And they can call it in any time to bankrupt us. How dire! But the fact is that China holds a mere 8% of our debt and they cannot just call in the debt, they have to wait for the bonds to mature, which is more than the low-informtion voter has done… As to fearing that China will take over our country, well Americans ourselves hold 32% of the debt. Does that mean we, the people, will take over the government?
 The problem with low-information, is that people fill that vacuum with total bullshit that sounds good to them. They fear China, so China becomes a looming threat. I find this so pathetic.
On the other end on the far right, look at the number of conservatives who are mobilizing to prevent Pres. Obama from winning a third term. They seriously believe that he is running for reelection. There is nobody lower on the low-information scale than an American who does not even know how the constitution works. The right wingers GASPED in horror when the conservative dolt Rafael “Teddy” Cruze, an American senator who emigrated from Canada, told a group recently that the senate democrats were about to repeal the first amendment. These ideological idiots BELIEVED it. Because they wanted to. Look how many of the righties believe that unemployment is at its highest, the deficit is soaring, and America is about to become a muslim nation. FOX “news” even did a segment last week praising G. W. Bush for his handling of Iraq! They actually believe this stuff. And they are terrified, as all conservatives today are. Where are the REAL conservatives of yesteryear? How long must we suffer the backward fools who think that science and facts are trumped by the muddy thinking they call “common sense”? Get a load of this:
Today, on Facebook, I heard from someone who said of the choice he would make in the next presidential election: “I would vote for Colin Powell in an instant.”
I asked him straight out how anyone could support the man who deliberately went to the United Nations and lied about fake WMD and who still defends that action AND who in his own self-serving book, admits to war crimes. As I do here, I provided him with links to back up both of my statements.
You know what this person’s answer to me was? How he justified what Powell did at the UN? He said this:

“Colin Powell did what he was told to do by the President and Vice President.” That is what he said…

POWELL WAS ONLY FOLLOWING ORDERS?????? This is the best he could whip up to defend a man responsible for hundreds of thousands – if not millions – of deaths and maimings? HE WAS ONLY FOLLOWING ORDERS? And THAT is what he calls presidential material? A military man who never heard of goddamn Nuremberg? Holy shit!!

Personally, I would prefer Ebola Fever to these people. Any virus, even the hideous 1918 Flu epidemic which hit almost 30% of all Americans, runs its course. But alas, the low-information jerks are here to stay and they are messing up the whole world…

…One stupid, irresponsible idiotic vote at a time.

The Most Irresponsible President EVER…

September 15, 2014

So now high ranking members of the American government have gone into weeping hysterics over a group called ISIS.
This is a group of radicals about half the size of the NY Police Department who are waging many wars on many fronts and getting beaten badly by the Kurds. They have almost zero chance of success. But…
This splinter group committed some atrocities on video and now we must launch a war against them.
What ISIS needs to succeed is a stream of new recruits. And having the USA as their enemy will be the greatest recruiting tool since UNCLE SAM WANTS YOU!
The videos of some beheadings sent American policy makers into fear and anger. And that is NOT the time to make a decision. But they did, so now…
We get all the usual blather about how ISIS is the greatest threat EVER to the United States, just like the Soviets were and the “Red” Chinese were and the Viet Cong were, you get the drill. The Home of the Brave is always scared shitless about some group or other.
But who is to blame NOW? At whose feet do we lay the blame for the ISIS wars? That’s easy: George W. Bush is to blame. He destabilized the area with a needless war because God told him to do it…  Great… a religious nut launches a war and Americans blame other religious nuts for it.
Bush’s divine war against Iraq all but gave the world a written guarantee that Shia, Sunni and Kurds would butt heads on the battlefield, but that was not enough for Bush. Like the overgrown mama’s boy that he is, Bush had to appear macho to the world so… THE IDIOT ACTUALLY – LITERALLY! – ASKED FOR THIS! Does nobody in the rah-rah corporate media remember Bush’s taunting challenge to the various groups in Iraq?:

“There are some who, uh, feel like that, you know, the conditions are such that they can attack us there. My answer is: bring ‘em on. We got the force necessary to deal with the security situation.”  July 2, 2013

“BRING ‘EM ON” 

Remember that? “BRING ‘EM ON”…
The idiot actually said it. He TOLD them to do it. In case you missed it, take a look above at the video.

So now they are bringing it on and nobody is mentioning that THE RELIGIOUS IDIOT, THE DRY DRUNK IN THE WHITE HOUSE, THE MAMA’S BOY NAMED GEORGE W. BUSH TOLD THEM TO DO IT.

And now that the whole Middle East is under siege, now that American politicians have something more scary than Ebola Fever or Mexican children to scream and swoon over as they drain the treasury, now that the USA is going to launch a war which will make America itself a legitimate target… Bush goes off painting pictures of his toes in the bathtub… Swell.

A Bush Masterpiece...

A Bush Masterpiece…

Way to go, Georgie.
You managed to fuck up the whole world and nobody remembers that 

YOU ASKED FOR IT!

Publicly Blowing Off A Head… Remember…

September 13, 2014

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What Is A Coward? WHO Is A Coward?

August 14, 2014

RB500xlWith  the “news” that Robin Williams had gotten a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease, we are sure to see an uptick in television conservatives calling Williams a coward. I will deal with Mr. WIlliams and cowardice in a moment, but first, what about these conservatives? With an average of 108 recognized suicides a day in America, why has this one gotten their goat? Rich people killing themselves places a spotlight on the deficiencies of capitalism. These things prove that money does not necessarily solve all our problems. Nevertheless, wealth and fame are the new American dream, replacing the simple home, job and family. People with no shot at attaining either wealth or fame, still waste their lives chasing them. So when people who do have wealth and fame kill themselves, it seriously deranges those who worship those twin goals. To them, the act is at once incomprehensible and threatening to everything they hold dear. They don’t see that people like Robin Williams or Phillip Seymour Hoffman are just people like anyone else. They happen to have a bit more money and many folks knew who they were… But they are/were just people.
Now: What is the NUMBER ONE FEAR of the American people? Public speaking. Needless to say, Robin Williams, like all comedians, conquered that one. He may have had jitters. He may have even experienced stage-fright. But the point is HE DID IT ANYWAY. Courage does not lie in being fearless. That is foolhardy. Courage, the opposite of cowardice, is displayed when you do anyway that which you fear. Williams starred in many Hollywood movies and TV shows. His résumé is a huge list. When he worked, millions upon millions of dollars and THOUSANDS of jobs hung in the balance. And he always showed up. He did the work. That shows more than just courage. That also proves RESPONSIBILITY. 
Comedians are like the heavyweight boxers of show business. That’s how Uncle DIrty describes it. You stand there alone, you and the audience, and you fight it out. You. Alone. Nobody to help you. Just YOU and a room full of people saying SHOW ME WHAT YOU’VE GOT! Think you can do that night after night, year in year out? Especially in the beginning of your career when, let’s face it, you suck at it? Even boxers don’t endure the onslaught of failure that a comic must face in order to learn the craft. That brutal learning period can go on for many years. You think Shepherd Smith of FOX “news” can do that? Hardly. Yet he called Williams a coward and then lacked the courage to say, “Yeah, I did that. I called him that. So?” Instead Smith copped out by saying he didn’t mean it and, employing the all-purpose dodge of the conservative who gets caught, he whined: “my comment was taken out of context.” Robin Williams DEAD has more courage than Shepherd Smith alive. 
Comedians are, by definition, brave. We, who populated the comedy scene when it was hot, knew one comic who, on the way to the laundry, ran into a burning building to rescue people. Another, traveling to a gig, was in a train that derailed. Thrown from the train, he rushed back to help pull people out of the twisted wreckage. Would the junkie Rush Limbaugh do that? Ha! He doesn’t even have the guts to stick out a marriage. Williams married twice and both were long-term relationships. Limbaugh couldn’t make it more than a few years for HALF his marriages… And Williams is “a quitter”? A “Coward”? No. What he was and continues to be, is a self-actualized person who lived on his own terms, And THAT scares the hell out of the rigid, conformist, “OBEY OR ELSE!” wing of the conservative community. They are the cowards. Need more proof? Show me any one of them who called Williams a coward WHILE WILLIAMS WAS ALIVE and did so to his face. Good luck with that. I spit on these vultures. And I would do it in person, too, because that is easy. I was a stand-up comic in New York CIty and friends, that takes guts.
LATE UPDATE: Reports have come in that Rush Limbaugh is retracting his comments denouncing Williams. Well OF COURSE he’s retracting the comments. They served their purpose. He got media attention. And that is all it was about. He doesn’t give a rat’s ass about Williams. His comments were a way to latch on to a story that’s world-wide news and tear off a bit of that attention for himself. He doesn’t mean ANYTHING he says. He’s all about regaining his audience so he can get sponsors to come back and so he says anything that will focus attention on his big fat deaf head. He is in the shit-house and will soon be off radio. And he knows it.

Ebola Gonna Git You!!!! BE AFRAID!!!

August 1, 2014

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ABC NEWS asks, “What Happens Once Ebola Patients Arrive in the US?”
Why do the TV news people ask this when the answer they will sell us is: THEN WE ALL DIE A MISERABLE DEATH!!! They live to make people afraid so we will a) keep watching and b) lose the ability to think clearly. FEAR puts humans in “fight/flight” mode and that eliminates thinking. Blood actually LEAVES the brain and goes to the legs. Then, when you are properly frightened, they pitch ads at you that also stimulate fears but tell you what to buy to fight back… All their ads are based on raising a fear and then offering a solution. Capitalism literally depends on fear. That is the only way they can sell you things you do not need. They do it out of pure, unmitigated greed.

Think back over the things that network news has told us to fear, just going back as recently as Y2K. Never mind the earlier bizarre notion that Russia wanted to take over America (or Germany did, or Japan did, or China now does… and what would they do with us once they had us?) and forget the odd thought that we – the only nation to detonate nukes in war – were going to get hit by nukes… DUCK AND COVER!!!! IT’S TROTSKY!!!! Remember SWINE FLU?
Fear is their stock in trade and now it is Ebola they will get you to fear. Let it go. The only thing we have to fear is… NETWORK NEWS PEOPLE. And of course, Sharia Law which is going to be in the Constitution once the democrats eliminate the first amendment… right? I saw it on TV so it must be true…

I wrote the introduction to a 1919 book on FEAR. It is discouraging to note that nothing changes. UNMASKING FEAR goes into the ways in which fear gobbles people up. And it was written before our 24 hour mass media went into the full-time SCARE THE HELL OUT OF EVERYONE business.

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Please do not let these highly paid masters of manipulation scare you. That is how they control you. FDR knew. As he said, so long ago:

“SEPARATION OF CHURCH & STATE? IT’S IN THE BIBLE!”

July 2, 2014

Given the recent theocratic decision of the Supreme Court, I thought I would revisit a post of mine from a couple of years ago…

It is the religious right-wing loud mouths who always can be counted upon to a) demand that we obey the Holy Bible and b) make the claim that there is no such thing as separation of Church & State in America because those words are not in the Constitution. Never mind that this separation was primary on the minds of those who wrote the Constitution. Forget that this separation is what made the United States of America absolutely unique in the history of Western “civilization.” And the hell with the facts that the United States Supreme Court has consistently held that such a separation exists. Throw all that away if you wish.  Let us see what the Bible itself has to say on the subject:

As Moses is ready to die and the Israelites prepare to enter the Promised Land, Moses grows concerned that there the tribes have no leader to keep the people from anarchy. So, being Moses, he consults God. Here is what happens in the King James Version of the Holy Bible:

Numbers, 27:15-23

And Moses spake unto the LORD, saying,

Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation,

Which may go out before them, and which may go in before them, and which may lead them out, and which may bring them in; that the congregation of the LORD be not as sheep which have no shepherd.

And the LORD said unto Moses, Take thee Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and lay thine hand upon him;

And set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation; and give him a charge in their sight.

And thou shalt put some of thine honour upon him, that all the congregation of the children of Israel may be obedient.

And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall ask counsel for him after the judgment of Urim before the LORD: at his word shall they go out, and at his word they shall come in, both he, and all the children of Israel with him, even all the congregation.

And Moses did as the LORD commanded him: and he took Joshua, and set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation:

And he laid his hands upon him, and gave him a charge, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.

Do you get what happened? Moses puts Joshua in charge of the people and has Aaron’s son Eleazar in charge of the priesthood. Moses and, more to the point, GOD ALMIGHTY have vested two separate people with the powers of Church & State. It is right there in the Good Book.  Joshua is in charge of the people and Eleazar is in charge of tending into God’s judgment. It’s all there in black and white.

As long as the religious literalists insist that the Bible is a history book, and as long as they insist that it is God’s “divine plan” for humanity, silly claims but they make them nonetheless, then we see by example that God wants the power of the state separated from the power of the religious establishment. There is no getting around it.
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Further driving the point home is 1 Samuel, 13:8-14 where King Saul, tired of waiting for the arrival of Samuel the priest, makes his own burnt offering. When Samuel arrives all hell breaks loose. Why? Because Saul has usurped the power of the clergy and thus violated the biblical separation of Church & State. Can it be any more clear?

Something to Think About…

May 9, 2014
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Although it is routinely called “fossil fuel,” nobody really knows just what oil actually is. Suppose, as some scientists speculate, oil is really planet Earth’s… blood. Well, then, what will happen when it is all gone? And… what does that make us?
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Doing Something About The Weather!

April 23, 2014

Well, not really about the weather, but about the weather forecast. Yesterday, here in NYC rain was predicted yet it never came. Today they said it would be warm, the temperature will not see 60°. Yes, they do get it wrong way too often. Surveys show them at best accurate 75% of the time. That is why they hedge their bets by saying “there’s a 50% chance of rain” meaning it will rain or it won’t. Thanks guys. It’s ALWAYS going to rain or not. As a Tarot reader if I had the dismal record of a TV/Radio weatherman, I would have no clients. And deservedly so. Just listen to my Tarot reading show (Rev. Eliot’s Magickal Window) at the ask1radio archive – or live at 11 Eastern Time on Wednesday nights – to see for yourself how accurate I am. I don’t need to trumpet my accuracy when it is there for people to hear. But why can’t weather predicting pros, with all their satellites and gazillions of dollars worth of equipment, not measure up to me, a plain, old fashioned Tarot reader? So here is my plan – and you can join me:
I am going to use occult means to predict the weather and compare it with the professionals. For a period of time I will use a pendulum to see if I may divine the weather. I found a weather-related pendulum chart on-line and I will print it out and use it. I will ask at night about the next day and then verify in the morning. And I will check during the day, keeping meticulous records. And then I will report back. Try it yourself and let me know what happens. Here is the chart (click on it then grab it):

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Keep me posted! Let’s see who gets better results – Mr. Blow-Dry with his maps, or the simple Esoteric Pendulum. Maybe we can all get jobs in TV predicting the weather!

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Now I am off to celebrate! Tonight I will do my ONE HUNDREDTH show on the ASK1RADIO Network! Hope you can tune in or catch the archive at this link.


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