Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Holidays Everybody!

Whether it's Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa or however you celebrate, 
have a wonderful time, be safe and be happy!

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

For my Friends and Fellow-Traders in the Stock Market

Is it just me? I can't be the only one that can see this whole horrifying debt-ceiling brouhaha, stock market insanity is totally artificially induced? Actually, there probably are lots of people talking about it on "them conspiracy-nut" shows. But just because you're paranoid, it doesn't mean no one is after you, as they say. I apologize about the length of this rant. Bear with me, I've provide appropriate music for you to listen to while you read.

Today I feel like ranting about the stock market, gold, fiat currency, central banks, international conspiracies, The Creature From Jekyll Island, Unequal Protection, and other such delightful topics that could keep a thousand monkeys busy for a thousand years. I have been reading, when I could, over the last couple of weeks, as I've fought to make my daily pittance from the stock market. What used to be interesting, fun, and not terribly time-consuming has turned into an eighteen-hour-a-day nightmare with no end in sight. The guys on the shows on TV have stopped even bothering to put on a coat and tie. It's pushed-up sleeves, 5 o'clock shadows, and open admissions of utter exhaustion.

Every day I watch, read, listen to the pundits expound on such subjects as: Gold is bound to drop terribly. From one such pundit: What good is it, anyway? You can't spend it; after all, it's not money!

They can't be this ignorant right? Nobody could be this ignorant. Gold has been the universal currency that has bought the same number of loaves of bread (or sheep, or cattle) for the same amount of gold since Roman times. And probably long before that. Utah just made it (and silver) legal tender.  With numerous other states following suit. Who paid, pressured, brainwashed this fool into saying such a thing? I think it was on CNBC. (Figures) I would give anything to be able to provide the link...searched my history, even. Needle in a haystack.

And check out this from Donald Trump.

I watch people expound, hold forth, give theories, analyze fundamentals, examine technicals--my thing--as I'm a visual person, although I do my "fundamental" homework too. It's all so much Bull/Bear [take your pick] manure. There is nothing wrong with most of the companies whose stop is falling and rising so precipitously. Their fundamentals, in the most part are fine, as were those of the stock exchange-traded companies in 1929. Terror. It's terror, folks, pure and simple. Well, okay, a huge dollop of greed too.

Lord knows there has been plenty in the past weeks (as our legislators and president have aired our dirty laundry for the world to see) to cause the stock market to plunge despite the excellent  health of the companies involved. But, and here is real, acid test kicker as far as I am concerned. As far as my manipulation theory goes: Can anyone tell me even one single thing that caused things to pick up suddenly at lunchtime Wednesday?  Because for the life of me I sure can't. Not one single positive thing happening in the entire, totally beleaguered, beat-to-death world. Not one. No manna fell from heaven, no one discovered that the holes in the ozone were fixed, or that a no side effects cure had been discovered for cancer. Don't even get me started on that. Or, if you're interested read my article about Essiac--it's a real eye-opener our Big Pharma friends don't want spread around.

Is it some kind of conspiracy of silence that everybody seems to be ignoring this blatantly apparent phenomenon except me? Has the emperor lost his clothes? Am I truly Cassandra, as I've believed all my life? WTF is UP, everybody? Are they/you serious? Or more to the point: Are you blind? Are you living in LaLa Land? Did the stocks just start flying off of the shelves midday on the 10th because Glinda the Good came and waved her magic wand over the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave? Or did the Powers That Be finally (hello, hello, wake up) realize that they had let it go too far and we were for real this time, not a civil-liberty-theft drill, about to tank? Do they think, do you think that because this is the good old US of A it can't happen here? Well, guess what, we're about two paychecks away from it. We're spoiled. And we've got our heads buried in the sand.

It can happen here the first day the trucks don't show up at the supermarkets. Did you know they only keep one day's worth of food on hand? One day's worth of water? This is due to a phenomenon known as "on-demand" shipping. I know a fair amount about this because in the Nineties I was the publisher of a trade journal called The International Journal of Logistics Management that the management of every Multinational Corp in the wold subscribed to. Did you know that even the main branches of most banks have less than $10,000 in cash on hand? According to the manager at my Wachovia main branch, anything much more than that "takes them up to a week to get" It can happen here if half a dozen people, in half a dozen towns decide to go down to a half a dozen banks and draw out their money. It's utterly terrifying to know that's all it could take. FDIC? LMAO

Scenario starting to sound familiar? Well, maybe if you're a student of history or finance. They keep us peons pretty ignorant nowadays. Did you know that we are becoming a Third World country at about the same rate that India is becoming a Middle Class one? WAKE UP PEONS! Oops, I mean PEOPLE. It can happen here. It has happened here before on a grand scale, and ever more often, recently, on a relatively small scale: Earthquakes, Katrina, Andrew and Tsunamis in Hawaii. And as the population pressures increase exponentially, what was a "fun" hurricane party when I was a child is an epic disaster-film subject now. Just insert Bruce Willis. Think about throwing in Global Warming (if your news-provider/church/political affiliation allows you to believe in it.)

 I've let myself digress into the physical. Lets get ethereal. Let's talk about the cloud. Do you know where your money is tonight? Assuming you even have any, in this, the wealthiest nation on earth. Or are you living that fat-cat, it-can't-happen-here, head-wherever, existence I've mentioned? On credit cards and mortgages, perhaps? (Slap, Stop digressing Q) Your money isn't even in a "computer," per se, anymore, much less the bank, and that was scary enough. Now it's somewhere in what I used to call the ether and is now referred to as the cloud. Everything is there. Our whole lives are there, or soon will be. Unless you have large tax debts or a criminal record, you'd better pray the power doesn't go off. But to get back to our money, (no your money--I've already taken care of mine) my God, we can't simply consume and consume and consume, and print more and more and more money and make and export nothing (oops, I was forgetting weapons and young healthy Americans), The main thing we export is debt that is going to allow the people, whom we so ridiculously fear might take us over militarily, simply to collect on their debts and "buy" us. Actually, they're already well on they're way.

So yes, if you're a trader, for God's sake, by all means, trade each day as though it may be your last, because it may. Personally, I'm currently terrified because I got trapped into holding something over the weekend. Quelle horreur! Even if you're not a trader, get you head out of "wherever."

Before the Great Depression my grandfather got a bad feeling and took all of his money out of the bank and hid it in the engine of his car (and several other creative places). Damned good thing. My family had money when everybody else was starving. As you know, the Great Depression was caused by nothing more than panic, no crops failed, no industries were destroyed overnight. And here and now: Pay attention, this is important! A powerful group of "somebodies" has stepped up in the last couple of days to try to stem the panic. Pray that they are successful. I don't like that they exist in the first place, but thank God for them in this moment. I include this famous video of Jim Cramer "fessing up" to point out how easy it is for even one person to affect the movement of the stock market.

But what you need to do:

Make a plan, do your research. What might you need for how long? Will you need to protect yourself? Have a problem with supplies of food? energy? fuel? Have you become part of the urban-gardening or sustainable-living movement? Who do you think is going to feed you like some baby bird with it's beak open if the trucks stop delivering the food to the grocery stores?

And bury a jar of gold under a rosebush in your backyard. I don't care what that Central Bank/fiat currency mouthpiece was trying to say  about how worthless it is. If the world goes to hell in a handbasket, you'll be surprised how far the universal currency will get you.

And speaking of the universal currency, I just got through watching an interview with one of my favorite young technical traders. He's the Chief Strategic Officer of an analysis website called Rumpled, sweaty, unshaven, as promised. And he's an Iron Man Triathlete. Think how the rest of us must  feel.


Friday, April 1, 2011

A Nice Brain Entrainment Piece

I have been using brain entrainment CDs since the 90s. Often with light glasses that intensify the effect on your brain by delivering not only the tones to your ears, but sending a message through your optic nerves as well.  Brainwave Entrainment can be a very powerful form of meditation, and can actually form new neural pathways in your brain and help to synchronize the two hemispheres of your brain.

In 2005 or 2006 (I really can't remember) I began making brain entrainment recordings to use with my clients in my alternative medicine practice. This little piece not one of mine, and is on a wavelength that makes it good for reading or studying or just relaxing, as it doesn't put your brain in a very deep state (Delta or even lower), but rather a theta state that is good for the purposes I mentioned, reading, studying--which it enhances, or just relaxing.

Brain wave entrainment is a very old technology. In fact some forms of it existed long before technology, in shamanic drumming and other meditational and hypnotic practices. Perhaps at some point I will delve more deeply into the history of it and how it works, but for now, this is just for your enjoyment. You can click on the link for a wiki that goes into great detail on how it works and it's history. It is absolutely critical to listen to it with the best possible head phones available to you, as the two tones must go separately into each ear to be effective. Enjoy!


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Just a Quickie

To say that I discovered some comments on long-ago posts that I never knew were there, and have now rigged-up, and tested a system of getting them more reliably (as I don't monitor them, but let people post at will). So to anyone who left a comment a year ago, thank you. :) I was particularly appreciative of the comment by the seviceman on my article "Gratitude, or a Quick Thanks."


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Balancing Life and Work

In the meantime, while we're working to tame the savage Corpocracy, it's only realistic to try to find ways to make our lives more joyful while living with it. To that end, if you haven't already, meet Nigel Marsh. This is just a short video, although he has written a book as well, called Fat, Forty and Fired.


Saturday, January 22, 2011

Power To the People, Uh Huh!

We can have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we cannot have both.
- Louis Brandeis

Corpocracy is a term that I thought up about 10 years ago, when I started dictating a book about the evils of the Corporation as an entity, while I was driving across the United States, accompanied by my cat. (But that's a story for another day.) Anyway, no sooner did I get to LA than I went to a launch party for Thom Hartman's Book Unequal Protection, and I just quietly slipped mine into the circular file.

It's here now. We don't have any civil liberties anymore; but what we do have is the power of the people. I don't just mean only on a grass-roots level, but as Dr. Laibow says, on a level made possible by some of the very Corporate Giants who now run our country.


Because what they've done, with the Internet, and Social Media Marketing, and 24-hour-a-day connectedness that is getting to be the norm because of the wonders of cell phones and other portable devices, is create, truly and really, for the first time, a Global Village. The Global Village that has been predicted since Marshall McLuhan first used the phrase in the late 1960s.

Think of it! They've undone themselves with their greed and lack of morality. I can sit here in my bedroom and help a political prisoner in some country I've barely heard of because, if I choose, I can get daily updates on who to harass with emails and phone calls to make it stop.

Less than ten years ago, a large numbers of people, working together, from every part of the United States, through an activist organization, each signed up for an exact time that they were to call their Senator and/or Congressman. The intention was to overwhelm the government with a particular political message (I don't even remember what it was) but the effect--as the little dots with peoples names started popping on and off all over the map of the US on my computer screen, was totally unexpected.

It completely jammed the phones systems on Capitol Hill and the surrounding areas. No calls in, and no calls out. I never got to make my scheduled call. It was a result they had never considered.

Think of it! It was never on the news, of course, but, nevertheless, don't be deluded into thinking that we're powerless; as they would have us believe. We're definitely not. And we don't even have to do anything dangerous, illegal, or even strenuous. We don't have to go out and picket, putting ourselves in jeopardy of being maced and clubbed by police force or National Guard, or militia.

At that time, there wasn't any such thing as Facebook (released to the public in 2005), or Twitter (2006) and those people were able to have that much impact; just with the telephone. Google was founded in the late 90s, and Gmail was only released to the public in 2004. The explosion in the technology, has had an unexpected and even unconsidered effect of turning the marketing and brainwashing, the government by fear, the censorship back on them.

We can act together as one to stop a particular act of Corpocracy, or of any other abuser of the earth or of the people of the Earth simply by our sheer numbers. On the Internet, which has an amazing jargon that is practically a new language, the effect is known as "going viral." Marketers think it is a wonderful thing. And it is, but not just for them, as was intended, but for the people, the People as well. We can do it. We can do anything.

The Internet, the cell phone, the various portable devices are our friends. Yes they can track them. Yes, they kidnap and torture a few activists, but they've always done that. Even tracking, recording, putting people on lists won't stop it once people realize what we are capable of by our sheer numbers. "It's a new dawn, it's a new day", and we're just starting to realize the power that we've been given. Look at the dates I talked about above. It's been just a few years, but we're learning fast. We'd be learning even faster if it weren't for the suppression of the news of the kind of event like the one on Capitol Hill that I talked about.

Censorship: They're trying hard. And they're doing a pretty good job, And there are still a lot of people who blindly believe what they see on the evening news, or hear on the radio. But it's slipping through their fingers, and they can't pin it down and hold it still or stop it, any more that we could capture little globs of mercury that my generation played with as children--because, the Powers That Be who had known for millennia, that it was toxic, suppressed the information because it was "just so useful"

If you want to know about what's going on in your country, watch the news about it as reported in some other country. In the United States, for example, New Zealand might be a good choice. You might actually see some of the events both public and secret that never make it into the news here.

"It is a new dawn and a new day" and new year and a new century. The one in which the people, despite the grim news in the media about the disappearance of the middle class--the news they try to terrify us with--the century that the people are going to take the power. Not take it back, take it for the first time, ever.


Friday, January 21, 2011



Thursday, January 20, 2011

Eaters of the Worl Unite

This is something I have been watching happen since I became a nutritionist in the 70s. It's getting worse, and quickly, now that we live in a Corpocracy rather than a Democracy.


Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Essiac Tea is a blend of herbs used to make a tea that is believed by some to have cancer-treating properties. Originally used by Native American tribal medicine men, the recipe was rediscovered by a Canadian nurse, Rene Caisse, R.N. in 1922, as she was attending to a woman who had previously cured her breast cancer with an herbal remedy given to her by a North American Indian shaman in the 1890s. 

Known as "Nurse Caisse" or "Miss Caisse", Rene named her version of the recipe—her last name spelled backwards. She continued to help people suffering with cancer up until she died in 1978. In 1959, Caisse was working with Fawcett Publishing editor, Ralph Daigh and a major Boston hospital to conduct major testing on Essiac's effectiveness. These efforts led to her involvement with John F. Kennedy's personal physician, Dr. Charles A. Brusch, MD, of Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1989, Dr. Brusch revealed that he had cured his own cancer using Essiac daily since his own cancer was discovered in 1984. Dr. Brusch continued Caisse's Essiac work after her death. 

The origin of the Essiac formula is believed to have its roots in native Canadian Ojibwa (Midewiwin) medicine. The basic Essiac formula contains greater burdock root (Arctium lappa), slippery elm inner bark (Ulmus rubra, formerly known as Ulmus fulva), sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella), and Indian or Turkish rhubarb root (Rheum officinale).


Friday, January 7, 2011

Beautiful But Sad

Titanya, at home at her ranch in California
I have been studying Poi Balls since I took my Donna Eden class at the Omega Institute, and did some classes with one of her daughters, Titanya. This spin is lovely, but made me want to cry. It's about spinning fire, which, needless to say takes the ultimate in skill.


Sunday, January 2, 2011

How To Make a Doctor's Head Mirror

I was fool enough to write this for a service (not the one I actually work for) before I realized that what they were looking for was a paragraph or two, and a picture for one of those type sites. Odd that the one that's wherever it is (I've already forgotten)  reads a lot like parts of mine. You couldn't find a reference to the term head mirror on the net before I wrote this. Now there are dozens of them. Gee, what a surprise. Think it could be because I was doing all that research?

Anyway, here's the little article I wrote: 


The Head Mirror, sometimes know as a temple mirror was invented by French accoucheur named Levert, who used it to study the human larynx. He did it using a form of bent glass. Since ancient times, physicians and others have used various methods to increase ambient light. Some of these included candles and lamps placed in front of a mirror to increase the brightness.
The head mirror could have been formed by the method of bending or curving glass and then mirroring the back, or by hammering metal into a slightly concave mold and then polishing it to a bright "mirror" finish.
With the arrival of industrialization, It could have been done all in one step with die-making equipment, the enormous pressure of the stamp, making stainless or chrome steel mirror bright.

This mirror then had a hole drilled in the center and was attached to a leather strap worn around the physician's head with a swivel attachment that allowed him to swing it down to cover one eye or the other and be able to have binocular vision, sometime somewhat magnified, and at the same time, turn the head mirror to direct light wherever he wanted, usually into one bodily orifice or another.
For many of us the head mirror, and usually a stethoscope hung around the neck or hanging out of the pocket made up our iconic image of the healer; sometimes accompanied by the equally iconic black satchel or white coat.
But is the head mirror a thing of the past? Is is a memory known only those of us that are old enough to remember those doctors who actually made house calls and sometimes got paid in chickens or sausage? Is it an icon that will pass away with those of us who formed an image of heroes who got by on virtually no sleep, and knew the names of everyone in the family?
Apparently not. Most doctors nowadays use pen lights. They're easy and work well. But some medical schools still teach the use of head mirrors. And some doctors still use them, primarily ENTs (Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists).
Like a good, old-fashioned stethoscope, they are easy to tuck in a pocket, and you don't have to worry about not having the right battery when you need it.


Saturday, January 1, 2011