Wade Frazier

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  1. Hi: Real briefly, before I go to work, I may put up my own “fake news” post one day, but it will mostly be about the fake news in the mainstream media. I was spurred to write this from an article in Scientific American that I read yesterday. It really helps to know the bias and ideological commitments of any media, as they all have them. Even a great publication like Z Magazine is not immune. Every issue has pictures of protestors holding up their hand-made signs, and Z Magazine’s founder openly admits that he is all about coercing the elites to relinquish their power via protest. But he is ideologically opposed to the very idea of how much influence those elites might have. Those disjointed stances took me many years to understand. In the April 2017 issue of Scientific American was an article about online conspiracy theories, how they spread, who subscribes to them, and how to fight them. While pointing out some important aspects of the conspiracist “echo chamber,” the authors uncritically worshipped the Establishment, although they seemed oblivious to the fact that they were. Anybody who challenges vaccination has a screw loose, although the editor of Lancet himself said that up to half of all medical research was worthless due to conflicts of interest, and you will be hard-pressed to find an enlightened doctor who believes in vaccination, just like enlightened dentists don’t believe in fluoridation. But in the eyes of those conspiracist analysts, they see no problem with such medical interventions, although the conflicts of interest can be mind-boggling. They literally framed the issue as “conspiracy versus science,” which is about the baldest formulation of their ideology that I have seen. There is no such thing as conscious collusion in their worldview. Elites cannot influence events, and other mainstream fairy tales, and those hardnosed scientists cannot seem to fathom why there might be at least some truth to conspiracist lore. It just highlights the naïveté of scientists, and hardly an issue of Scientific American fails to include a materialist sermon, often delivered by materialist zealot Michael Shermer. I am not saying that Scientific American is worthless – far from it - but as with any media, its bias is important to know, if the pursuit of the truth is your goal. You are not going to find unbiased information, anywhere on Earth. One reason for my very human rendering of my journey is so that my readers can tell what my biases might be. Best, Wade
  2. Hi: This may not be the appropriate place to start this thread, but I don’t see any place better in this forum. I published an online textbook last year, here. It is the capstone of a 2,000-page body of work, here. I am finished with writing such material. It took several years of my life to do it, and all of my “spare” time over a generation to study for writing it. I have been at this for more than 40 years, and I hope to have at least another 30 good years in me, to keep at it and help manifest the biggest event in the human journey. I have the bona fides to at least try. I have been badgered for many years to make books out of my work, especially that online textbook, but my work is a next-generation resource that I designed for the Internet. I could put some high-profile blurbs on my work, such as Howard Zinn’s praise for my Columbus essay, or a world-renowned paleobiologist praising my treatment of the history of life on Earth, but plan to keep them buried in my work. I have been regularly told by people who should know that there is nothing else on Earth like my work, for better or worse. It is difficult to categorize my work as history, politics, science, economics, or as a purely visionary exercise. People have asked for a label, and I came up with “Neo-Fullerian.” My work is comprehensive in nature, and my online textbook is something that Bucky Fuller may well have written if he was still alive. I have a presence in other controlled forums (joining all-comers forums was a disaster, and I won’t do that again), and have my own forum. This forum is filled with authors and scholars, and I think that it may be possible to begin a high-level conversation about the vitally important topics that my online textbook addresses. I am trying to help make something happen, let there be no doubt about that. My work covers vast territory, and I want this thread to stay away from the many rabbit holes that it could go down. Although I am the biographer of the astronaut who publicly doubted that we landed men on the moon, it is his free energy-related work that I want to discuss here, not his Apollo musings. I have discussed my connection to the JFK issue, here, and don’t want to go there on this thread, although I briefly touch on the JFK hit in my online textbook. The medical racket is also not something that I want to discuss on this thread, the American myths about World War II, and so on, unless they have direct bearing on my online textbook. I may be willing to discuss them on other threads in this forum, but I want this thread to concentrate on the subjects in my online textbook, and there are literally thousands to choose from. I look forward to a healthy and productive discussion. Best, Wade
  3. Hi: I’ll be working insane hours until next weekend, so will be pretty quiet. I want to briefly revisit the David Rockefeller issue. I have very close knowledge of some of the cloak-and-dagger methods of Rockefeller’s circle that predates my days with Dennis. Some has come into the light, such as Rockefeller’s involvement in October Surprise (which was no surprise ). Rockefeller’s bank (Chase Manhattan) wiped out Dennis’s manufacturer during his Seattle days, and Rockefeller’s calling Dennis at home just before the government wiped him out was just him getting more directly involved, still minding the store at age 93, instead of having his underlings doing it all. When Mr. Big gets directly involved, there will be dire consequences. While plenty of articles are stressing Rockefeller’s nefarious international activities, and even Global Controller-ish activities, I don’t see anybody writing about his domestic activities that helped prevent anything being used other than hydrocarbons, cars, etc. He was all about business as usual for the oligarchy, both internationally and domestically, and technology suppression was one of his primary activities, which has been completely silent in the narratives that I have seen. The Dulles brothers were among David’s many assets, Nixon was also their creature, and the Rockefellers were almost certainly involved in the JFK hit. If the real story of the Rockefeller dynasty was ever told, it would curl people’s hair. Of course, the Clintons and Bushes are both gushing over Rockefeller right now, who was their master. Brian O’s buddy Jon Rappoport wrote a little ditty when Trump was elected, which was likely not far from the truth. But again, Rockefeller was not at the top, and likely not even close to it. Every American president since JFK was a puppet and knew it. Rockefeller was one of the puppeteers, and may have been the primary one. Best, Wade
  4. Hi: I have begun plunking along on my big essay revision, and plan for less posting in forums while I do it. I also decided on a theme for posting that will keep me busy for a while. It is going to be on the lessons learned from Dennis’s journey. I am going to get into physics, economics, the business world, retail politics, the USA’s legal system, and so on. My years with Dennis comprised the greatest learning experience of my life. Everything else pales beside it. All the study to create my site is trivial, compared to the educational experience of my years with Dennis. All of my background and training was only to get me ready for my ride with Dennis. I put up a series of vignettes last year, about key learning events with various people. This is going to be less personal, and focus more on structural aspects of how the system works, get into the physics of the technologies that we pursued, and the innovations and tactics that Dennis used. They were incredible to witness. In the end, no matter how divinely inspired, prodigiously talented, and courageous, while one man can make quite a dent (he gave Godzilla plenty of sleepless nights), one man can’t shoulder the entire planet like Atlas, no matter how much otherworldly “help” he seems to get. Indiana Jones can’t do it by himself. I’ll start with an observation about Dennis and some others in my circle. Dennis, Mr. Professor, and my father all grew up on farms, with Dennis growing up as a migrant farmworker. There is something to a background like that. There is plenty of baggage that comes with the conditioning of the agrarian epoch, but it could also produce amazingly honest people, the kind that are hard to find in our cynical times. All three of those men grew up flag-saluting patriots, served in the military, were raised Christian, and so on. They all had that Boy Scout quality, Dennis and Mr. Professor far more so than my father, but I was raised with that Boy Scout mentality myself. I will allow that Dennis and Mr. Professor are/were extraordinary souls, and would have been great in any Epoch, but those agrarian roots counted for something. We all lost our naïveté honestly, too. This is going to be a huge, wide-ranging series of posts, with plenty in it that I have not discussed publicly before, especially in the way that I am going to. It will be a bit different from this lessons learned essay. Best, Wade
  5. Hi Krishna (FKA Freeknowledge): Mr. Mentor’s engine is extraordinary even if it could not make free energy, as is Fischer’s. Neither one was invented for free energy purposes, but to make more efficient engines. The second law of thermodynamics says that you can’t make free energy by using heat engines and heat pumps, or, at least, the mainstream interpretation of that so-called “law.” But soon after Dennis got his naïve idea of marrying his heat pump with a low-temperature turbine, we encountered scientists who challenged the second law. Eugene Mallove told me that the second law was rubbish, and that he reproduced Reich’s results with a Faraday cage. Mr. Mentor and Fischer believed that they could make free energy by marrying the panels of Dennis’s heat pump with their engines. Fischer tried for years, largely without success. They once got his engine running for a whole day, but it started with a “battery” of a cold heat sink, so I doubt that they proved free energy before Fischer ran off. Like Sparky Sweet’s device defied mainstream notions of electricity, with an ungrounded circuit, Mr. Mentor’s engine did not need a low-temperature heat sink to exhaust to. That was a mind-boggling, yet simple, aspect of his engine. My jury is still out on whether Mr. Mentor’s or Fischer’s engine could produce free energy, but people such as Mallove said that such contraptions could work. It is widely considered one of the more promising paths to free energy today. Studying the current theories can be very helpful, and at least make what Mr. Mentor, Fischer, Mallove, and others alleged become comprehensible. All the theory in the world, however, can be killed by simple facts, which Einstein noted. All theories eventually die. The technologies that my friend saw takes the corpus of today’s scientific theories and chucks them out the window. As Einstein said, one day, his theories would be proven wrong, but the best parts of them would survive in the subsequent theories. That is how science works. Mainstream science has a long way to go to catch up to the physics behind what Godzilla has in his Golden Hoard. That is where the good stuff is. Science in the Fifth Epoch will bear only a faint resemblance to today’s, and that heavenly Roads world provides a glimpse. For me, free energy and antigravity are plenty to usher in the Fifth Epoch, and those technologies are already here. As Greer has said, we only need a version 1.0 of free energy to get the Fifth Epoch going, not the version 35.0 that Godzilla has. I see my effort ultimately helping a version 1.0 get built and be given to humanity, or help version 25.0 or later come in from the shadows. Either way works for me. But it has to be a loving effort and avoid the paths to disaster that so many have trod. David Rockefeller likely helped wreck my life, but I said a prayer for him yesterday. He’ll need it. His passing is generating plenty of articles like this, and deservedly so. Dark stuff. Best, Wade
  6. Hi: I decided years ago to reveal his name after he died, and this is very appropriate for one of my last lessons learned posts. It was David Rockefeller who called Dennis at home, and that story takes a little telling. It was far from the first time that the Rockefellers got involved, and it would be no surprise to discover that they were part of the billion dollar offer that the CIA delivered to Dennis. I was never very interested in Dennis’s 100-MPG technology. I had no doubt that it was genuine, but when he invited me to the White House for an eve-of-the-election demonstration of that technology, sponsored by Bush the Second’s energy advisor, it was like I had come full circle, wringing more energy out of a gallon of gasoline, which Mr. Mentor’s engine also did. Dennis certainly gave it the college try and then some, but gasoline conservation has long been suppressed by the Rockefellers and friends. The oil companies have been involved with keeping the lid on such technologies for a century or more, and Ron Waugh’s story was just one of many that I had heard over the years. When the rocket took off in Ventura, it was because of Dennis’s USA Today ads. Dennis advertised in USA Today for more than 20 years. Around the time that Bush’s eyes were bugging out at Dennis’s WIREC exhibit, a Detroit automobile company (three guesses which one ) was testing dozens of Dennis’s retrofit kits, after early tests confirmed those high MPGs. Bush’s energy advisor was one of Dennis’s fans, but it did not matter when David Rockefeller and friends got involved. David Rockefeller handpicked every American president since Jack Kennedy, and he owned the Bushes, who had been Rockefeller fixers from way back, serving the Rockefellers even before Prescott Bush. Around the time of WIREC, Dennis ran a full-page ad in USA Today about his retrofit kit. David Rockefeller called Dennis at home to discuss that ad, before the ad ran. Alison answered the phone that fateful morning, she is completely unfazed by people like that, and called to Dennis across their home, “Dennis, David Rockefeller is on the phone.” Rockefeller was about 93 years old at the time. After that phone call, that enthusiastic Detroit company suddenly treated Dennis like he had the plague and disavowed all knowledge of him. The wheels at the federal level began grinding, which resulted in that attack by the FTC, that slandering TV show by Dateline, featuring Mr. Skeptic (of course, such shows never contacted me), and that time, they took a different legal tactic, which resulted in Dennis’s being permanently banned from participation in the energy industry in the USA. Naming Rockefeller like this also emphasizes another lesson of my journey: the Rockefellers are not at the top of the global power structure. David likely was not a Global Controller. We had interactions with the GCs, and they don’t call people at home, using their names. You have never heard of the people at the GC level. The Rothschilds also got involved, and again used their names, which means that they are not GCs, either. They are from the old guard, and there is plenty of “churn” at the top. If the Rockefellers and Rothschilds were ever at the top, it was long ago. One of the greatest lessons of my journey with Dennis was realizing how multi-level organized suppression is. Whether it was the local electric industry, national-level institutions, the oil-industry level, or the Global Controller level, they all played the same game, and were all likely acting largely independently. Bill the BPA hit man worked for the GCs for a time, but it is hard to say exactly when that relationship began. He cultivated his fake alternative energy credentials long before he was sicced on Dennis’s company. Like Ken Hodgell, he was likely a contract agent and had to fend for himself when not performing hit man duties. Bill’s tactic of using the legal system as a weapon against the people that he stole from predated his phony bankruptcy lawsuit in Seattle, and that behavior has continued in recent years. If you work for the right people, the legal system is yours to use with impunity, and you are immune from prosecution for your evil deeds, although Ken eventually lost that protection. Contract agents are expendable, as my close relative was. If I outlive that household-name diplomat that my relative worked for, I may reveal his name, and he also worked for the Rockefellers. It is a small world at those levels of the game. Best, Wade
  7. Hi Freeknowledge: I spent a long time in analysis of Mr. Mentor’s engine and Dennis’s heat pump. Both are amazing technologies, and could they work together to produce FE? I don’t know. We were trying to find out when we got the boom lowered on us. In the entire history of FE attempts, it is one of the more tantalizing, although I am also the first to admit that what Sparky had blew those technologies away, and what my friend was shown was the 35th generation or so beyond what Sparky and others like him developed in their shops and garages. Fischer’s engine was also very interesting, and Dennis ultimately spent a few fruitless years trying to develop it before Fischer took the money and ran, in typical inventor style. I will take a minute before rushing off to work and another 70-80 hour week, and repeat a theme that I have discussed before, of grounding. A big reason for my big essay’s long, slow journey through the history of life on Earth and humanity’s Epochs is to ground the energy issue with my readers, and when they reach the FE issue, they can perhaps stay grounded and not fly off into the numerous unproductive directions that I have witnessed over the years. Staying grounded while merely thinking about the biggest event in the human journey is not easy. I constantly encounter people who want to rush out and “do something,” and I have yet to see even one of them who was not heading straight toward disaster. This has to be a long, slow journey, taken by people who are grounded, or it will not go anywhere or will become a flaming catastrophe. I have lived through enough of those for one lifetime. As an aside, if you look at my recent post on humanity’s epochs, some kind of energy crisis likely contributed to each one. It was necessity and survival, not a sense of adventure. The homework that Freeknowledge is doing is part of my curriculum, and helps people stay grounded. Best, Wade
  8. Hi Freeknowledge: Good to see you doing your homework. Yes, I like to think that we are going down the bonobo path. I am putting Sex at Dawn on my list. Yesterday, while in my crazy work environment, an idea for a new table in my big essay popped into my head. It will be a when, where, who, what, how, and why table on the Epochal Events. The gist of it will be… The first event: c. 2.5 mya to 1.0 mya, East or South Africa, australopiths/Homo habilis/Homo erectus, stone tools/fire, upright apes learned to make stone tools and control fire, manual dexterity and increasing intelligence, forced to leave the trees, learned to walk upright, and intelligently used hands to develop new energy technologies. The second event: c. 60 kya, East Africa, behaviorally modern humans, super-predation, humanity conquered all ecosystems, primarily fueled by Earth’s large terrestrial animals, and a likely crisis at home drove the Founder Group to leave Africa. The third event: c. 11 kya, Fertile Crescent, women, domesticating plants, plants with edible energy stores were cultivated, large animals rendered extinct in region where plants could be successfully cultivated. The fourth event: 1709-1710, England, Abraham Darby and Thomas Newcomen, use of coal for smelting metal and powering engines, controlled burning of coal in new applications, centuries after a deforested England turned to coal, and those inventions founded a new Epoch. The fifth event has not happened yet, at least for public consumption. If it happens and the whole story can be told, the summary will look something like this: 20th century, United States of America, various inventors and private/governmental interests, technologies developed that harvest energy from the zero-point field, the technologies generally relied on magnetics, the mastery of electricity, some extraterrestrial assistance and captured technologies, and late-20th century energy crises, as fossil fuels became depleted, and the sequestering of those technologies by the global elite was finally overcome. Time for another long day. Best, Wade
  9. Hi: This is a short addendum to the previous post. Developing scientific literacy in these areas not only can help hone one’s critical thinking skills, but people can use them to make their own assessments of the evidence. Not necessarily at the specialist level, but deeply enough to understand the issues, think about it by themselves, and begin making the connections that can lead to a comprehensive perspective. For instance, on species dispersals, refugia, speciation, radiation, and extinction, people can develop their own informed views on the matter, even if it just chewing on the information for some time. That is what scientists do when they come up with their testable hypotheses. For instance, monkeys and apes (AKA simians) can’t swim. Humans are the only member of the line that can. Elephants, however, can swim. The leading hypothesis for how monkeys made it to South America is that some were washed down something like the Congo, on a vegetation raft, around 40 million years ago, and like shipwrecked sailors, survived some weeks as the currents took them across an Atlantic Ocean that was maybe half the width of today’s, as far as the distance between Africa and South America went, and there may have been some islands between those continents, which would have made the feat easier. An ape would be too big to make such a trip, and elephants surely could not have rafted over or swum. Elephants made it to the Western Hemisphere via the Arctic during the warm Miocene, but those Miocene apes were not adaptable to cold like elephants were, so they never made it past Eurasia. Similarly, it seems that no placental land mammal, other than some rafting rodents (and some also rafted from Africa to South America), made it to Australia from Asia, as the ocean barrier was too formidable for swimming or accidental rafting. Humans were the first significant placental mammal to migrate to Australia, and it was not until humans invented boats. People can think about those events for themselves, and conclude what was likely, what was not, and why. That can lead to a deeper understanding of how our world works, and that is always good work. Best, Wade
  10. Hi: In the next week, I plan to post my final lessons learned post, to finish off this sequence of the series. I have been sketching out its themes. In the meantime, I am working long hours, and this post will revisit a familiar theme, on the megafauna extinctions and the real world of science. What spurred it was recent reading on the Permian extinction. Climate change related to volcanism, on a supercontinent that already presented great stresses on land and marine life, chemically and otherwise, with collapsing oxygen levels, were related to a series of extinctions the began 20 million years before the end extinction. That controversy, as far as just what the causal mechanisms were, will likely outlive me, and that is normal science at work. I have written plenty on scientific literacy, which is not about knowing the answers so much as knowing the questions and processes, and thinking through the issues for one’s self. That is where we build the mental muscles of scientific literacy, and the critical-thinking aspect of scientific literacy can serve us well in many key areas. It is one reason why scientific literacy will be an important quality of the choir. For the most recent extinction, of the large animals on several continents, there is a clique of scientists, largely from Australia, that is obsessed about climate change, and I believe that they either have academic tunnel vision or are being disingenuous. If I had to guess their motivation, it seems to be absolving humanity from causing those extinctions, perhaps to somehow rehabilitate various indigenous peoples. It may not be entirely conscious on their part, or at least for most of them. The dinosaur extinction became a kind of scientific parlor game, and the current equivalent seems to be the mammoth extinctions, and I have become tired of seeing various parties sally forth in attempting to explain the mammoth extinctions as anything other than human agency, and I recently saw those Australian scientists trumpet another “climate change did it” paper on the mammoth extinctions. Such papers suffer from tunnel vision at best. I recently read The Monkey’s Voyage, and it was a marvelous book on how species have dispersed across Earth, and the monkey’s journey from Africa to South America was perhaps the most epic of the dispersals, hence the book’s title. As a sidelight, the book discussed extinction and survival dynamics. One of most wrong-headed aspects of the infatuation with the mammoth extinctions, especially all attempts to explain human agency away, which seems to be the primary goal of most such theorists, is that mammoths and mastodons were merely one of the most iconic animals to suddenly go extinct when behaviorally modern humans arrived on the scene. Going after the mammoth extinctions with climate change, bolide event, and other explanations, which “coincidentally” absolve humanity of responsibility, is to ignore key aspects of the current ice age and how the megafauna survived the glacial intervals just fine. I recently linked to a vegetation map from the last glacial interval. The rainforest completely disappeared in the bonobo home range, where they have been isolated for more than a million years, and they did fine every time that their preferred habitat disappeared. On continental land masses, it is pretty easy for animals to migrate to where their best habitats are. Their numbers would certainly decline when most of their habitat shrank, but they all adapted. There have been no mass extinctions of note since the 200-million-year greenhouse Earth phase finally came to an end about 35 million years ago. All species since then have been adapted to icehouse Earth conditions. The closest was the mid-Miocene extinctions of 14 million years ago, but it was trivial compared to other events. Until the rise of humans, the elephant family was the most successful land mammal ever. Like humans, elephants evolved in Africa, and their high intelligence, huge size (adults had no predators), prehensile trunks, and opportunistic feeding patterns meant that they thrived in every place on Earth that they could get to. They could not swim to Australia and had nothing to eat on Antarctica, but flourished everyplace else, at least until humans arrived, and then they quickly went extinct everywhere but Africa and parts of Asia, and that was very likely because humans evolved alongside those elephants, which learned to survive being around those super-predatory humans. While Africa retained nearly all of its megafauna with the rise of humans, Australia and the Americas quickly lost theirs, and elephants prospered in the Americas for many millions of years, to suddenly all go extinct when humans arrived, along with nearly all of the other megafauna, and climate change somehow did it. The bald fact is that the preferred habitat of mammoths and mastodons never disappeared in the past 15 million years, it only moved north and south with the advancing and retreating ice sheets, which they easily migrated with, and those elephants survived in the most marginal environments of the elephant family. One elephant species abounded in the Americas, and there is evidence that people made homes from their hides before they quickly went extinct. That was just like what happened when behaviorally modern humans met mammoths in Eurasia and made their short-lived mammoth villages. A related elephant also heavily populated the Americas, to quickly go extinct when humans arrived. I regard it as either crazy or dishonest to keep flogging the climate change explanation for the megafauna extinctions, especially where the elephant family is concerned. It is time to put the mammoth extinctions to bed. All of the “nuance” that I see seems designed to obscure the factor that dwarfed everything else: people. It did not matter what the climate was doing when people arrived. The easy meat was doomed. It can be very educational, however, to watch those climate change advocates for the megafauna extinctions while watching Global Warming deniers ply their trade. Although seeming to come from opposite ends of the spectrum, they are actually blood brothers, as both groups labor to absolve humanity of responsibility for our impacts on this planet. The conflicts of interest among the Global Warming deniers are more blatant, but the climate change advocates for the megafauna extinctions are also defending their in-group: humanity. These issues serve to highlight my journey’s primary lesson: personal integrity is the world’s scarcest commodity, and scientists and academics certainly do not reside at some loftier level of integrity. As Uncle Howard noted long ago, their interest-conflicted work can be quite deadly. In Western medicine, it can be truly deadly. Best, Wade
  11. Hi: I was driven from my sleep recently, by what was kind of a nightmare, seemingly triggered about recent reading on the Permian extinction and thinking about our current ice age. This will take a little telling. That recent paper that is being trumpeted by Global Warming deniers highlights several important issues. The Capitanian and Permian extinctions coincided with huge volcanic events, and the ultimate cause was the formation of Pangea. The volcanic events ultimately ended a 100-million year ice age, and continued volcanism led to a 200-million-year greenhouse Earth that the dinosaurs thrived in. The formation of Pangea exposed 90% of the continental shelves, which is the abode of most marine life. A brief ice age would have exposed even more of the shelves, and it appears that a hydrogen sulfide event accompanied it, which was a coup de grace for marine life, and perhaps also on land. Did a wild swing in the chaos of that ending ice age do in most marine life? Wild swings also characterized the snowball Earth that preceded the eon of complex life, which was also a time of a supercontinent. The wild swings likely have a lot to do with mass extinctions (and warming has been implicated more than once, although cooling seems to be implicated more often), as conditions change faster than life can adapt to them. There are some winners, while most lose. Humanity is causing the latest wild swing, mostly due to extracting and burning Earth’s hydrocarbon deposits, essentially creating an artificial global volcano, which I will contribute to in a few minutes when I drive to work. But my quasi-nightmare was around the current ice age that we are in. The last glacial interval had radically different vegetation than today. I have read people lauding our polluting ways, as it may have already delayed the next glacial interval by 50,000 years or so. But the human saga will be resolved very soon. We are going to get over the hump of integrity and sentience required to get into the Fifth Epoch, or we are going to precipitate a mass extinction that may take us with it. The ice age that we are in the midst of will not affect that outcome. The return of the ice sheets is way too far off to matter. And if humanity attains the Fifth Epoch, there is going to be a radically different relationship with Earth and her ecosystems. It could look a lot like that heavenly Roads world. And then we will see if returning ice sheets are in the cards, or if they will even matter. Best, Wade
  12. Hi: I am going to go fairly quiet over the rest of the month, as my day job goes nuclear. But I want to briefly discuss one important lesson that my journey taught me. My days with Dennis were the big class in which I learned my most important lessons in no uncertain terms. The subsequent years of study were largely about seeing how our experiences fit a larger pattern of how the world really works, not the propaganda version that is taught by the various Establishments. That was not my intent when I hit the books, but it began to become clear. When I saw the media just make it up as it went regarding us, it fit a pattern that I later discovered through long years of study, that lying to the public is perhaps the media’s primary function. What I learned about personal integrity being the world’s scarcest commodity was confirmed repeatedly during my subsequent years of study and experience. There were many of those kinds of lessons, in which years of study showed our experiences to be part of a larger pattern that goes way back. But those years of study also allowed for ever-larger patterns to appear, largely based on the findings of scientists and historians. Some of the “way back” patterns go back to the beginning of life on Earth and a watershed event was when complex life began to become social. Even plants can be social, as can be seen in The Hidden Life of Trees. I did not develop my epochal framework until relatively late in my studies, and it became clear that human sociality was dependent on each epoch’s energy levels. For the past three epochs, human biology has essentially been the same. What changed was the energy surplus of each epoch, first and foremost. Everything else followed from that. Almost nobody ever mentally escaped the constraints of their epochs. In the late Second Epoch, killing strangers on sight was normal. In the Third Epoch, turning people into property was normal. In the Fourth Epoch, becoming faceless cogs in some industrial, commercial, or governmental enterprise is normal. In the Fifth Epoch, working for a wage, for survival, and the like will be seen like today’s Fourth Epoch peoples look at slavery, as some barbaric relic of a bygone epoch. Warfare will also be seen as a primitive mark of those prior epochs of scarcity and fear. However, unlike the prior epochal events, making this one happen will require an unprecedented act of integrity and sentience, which I suppose is fitting, given what the Fifth Epoch means. But it only needs a tiny fraction of humanity to initiate it. Indeed, only a tiny fraction of humanity is fit for the task. Best, Wade
  13. Hi: I have written about the spooks now and then, such as here, but this will be a little more on the timely subject, in the wake of the latest from Wikileaks. Learning about the spooks was important for what I am doing. I suppose my introduction to it was my father’s having to get a top-secret security clearance to work for NASA, as Brian also did. The Space Race was a Cold War concoction, and JFK tried to end the Space Race before he was murdered by the spooks, and if what E. Howard Hunt told Doug Caddy was valid, and I have little doubt that it was, the ET issue was part of the rationale, but a proximate cause at most. The Soviets also knew plenty about the ETs, and the USA’s spooks knew that they did. If I had gone to the Air Force Academy, I would have been deeply immersed in the USA’s national security culture, and I will always be thankful that my mother had my father talk me out of it. For all that happened afterward to wreck our relationships, they get big points for that. I have seen what the culture does to people. They either drink the Kool-Aid or drink themselves to death. Several years before meeting Dennis (who was an honorary spook for a brief time, which was typical in the Vietnam era), I lived with a close relative who was a CIA contract agent, who nearly tried to recruit me into the “business,” but I luckily moved away before he could make his pitch. I only found out about his secret life from his wife, after they divorced, and she was wife number four or so. His life was a train wreck, and he essentially drank himself to death, certainly partly due to the cognitive dissonance of his secret life. In the many years since then, I have seen and heard plenty about that spook toll on people’s lives, including their families. Spooks aren’t spooks just for the heck of it, and I doubt that many of them thought that they would become spooks when they grew up, just like few hookers ever aspired to that “career” when young. Spooks are professionals who protect the interests of their employers, and relatively few are psychopaths, but chumps who believe in the “cause,” as those employees work partly for “psychic income” and come cheaper than “break glass in case of fire” psychopaths, who must be used very carefully, because they will instantly turn on their employers for the right price. The chumps are infinitely more loyal. John Perkins envied the naïveté of those who worked for him, and a close friend once worked in such an operation. He never caught on to the real game being played, and I don’t have the heart to try to tell him, and it would risk our relationship if I did. When I met Dennis through one of those larger-than-life events, his company was on the way to being bludgeoned out of existence by the gangsters who run my home state, and a real-life psychopathic hit man was involved. It was educational to see how easily he duped people by playing to their self-interest. My boss helped engineer the theft of Dennis’s company, and the ringleaders may well have been on Godzilla’s payroll as contract agents, as Ken Hodgell was, whom we met the next year. They were all Mormons, and I doubt that it was a coincidence. God only knows how much spook surveillance Dennis was under in those days, but it was substantial. The so-called White Hats also took interest, and I am not sure how long ago their interest began, but they began contacting us directly in Boston, and we got the first friendly buyout offer in Boston. The next year, the CIA openly got involved, and they simply added a couple of zeroes to the initial offer, which I came to discover was also standard procedure. When I was with Dennis, he played secrecy games, which ended up costing me greatly, and I hated every minute of playing the secrecy game. I eventually realized that if you have to play the secrecy game, you are defeated before you begin. That is one reason why the choir will not be comprised of anonymous people. They are going to be worse than worthless for what I have in mind. Complete transparency is the only route with a prayer for this epochal task. I have likely been under constant surveillance since the 1980s. It just comes with the territory, and I don’t lose any sleep over it. But I also don’t make it easy for the spooks, such as trying to stir things up in Washington D.C. or holding a conference. Those are suicidal behaviors in this milieu, and if you are “lucky,” you will only have your life wrecked or get run out of your home nation. I find it somewhat amusing that free energy newbies almost always get the risks entirely backwards. They live in quaking fear of Godzilla’s minions, but then proselytize to their social circles, which is where the greatest risk is, by far. Only people like Dennis, Brian, Greer, Trombly, and me have anything to fear from Godzilla on the free energy front, and I do what I can to stay relatively low on the radar. Nobody who gets involved with my effort needs to fear spook interference, but they also have to be vigilant and not do naive and stupid things. Not paranoia, but awareness. After staggering from my home town in 1990, radicalized, I hit the books and soon discovered Ralph McGehee’s work. He is at the pinnacle of credibility for whistleblowers: a career CIA agent who went through immense legal battles to publish his memoirs, and whose life was a made a living hell for daring to do it. In the years since Ralph published his memoirs, a kind of spook “whistleblower” cottage industry has grown, and I am regularly bombarded with the latest “revelation” from those self-professed “whistleblowers.” Virtually none of them have any credibility with me. They are nearly all going to be compromised in one way or another, even if they were genuine, and most likely aren’t. The spook world does not leave much in the way of paper trails, so almost anybody can claim that they were a spook (or get the “inside scoop” from spooks), and provide almost no evidence at all to support their wild claims. Most of those “insider revelations” are disinformation, to put it politely. I certainly can’t out “cloak-and-dagger” the spooks, and it is foolish and potentially suicidal to try, but all sorts of newbies think that they can play that game, as they think that they can live out some kind of fantasy. The people that I seek need to raise their games far above those adolescent levels. The spooks are definitely a potential hazard for what I do, but I do what I can to give them a wide berth and build something that is not very vulnerable to their activities. They are watching, and they can keep watching for all I care. They can stay in the shadows and slink away with my blessings in the Fifth Epoch, in which secrecy games no longer make any sense. The can even let go of those dark activities and learn to live in the light. That is unlikely, but very possible for those who did not quite sell their souls. Best, Wade
  14. Hi: I have to rush off to work, so this will be short. One of the lessons I learned on my journey is that “overnight successes” and “explosions” and “revolutions” don’t just happen, but the events that led to them can be seen. Even the Big Bang is being challenged in orthodox corners these days, as being more of a quantum event, with the physical universe gradually blinking into existence. The Cambrian Explosion vexed scientists from Darwin onward, as it challenged evolutionary theory, if everything appeared overnight from nothing. But now scientists have been able to trace the contours of life’s journey on Earth for billions of years, and the Cambrian Explosion was a long time in coming. Similarly, the Mammalian Explosion happened because the dinosaurs were wiped out, and the mammal line was dominant before dinosaurs were, and all dominant orders of mammals today had appeared by the time the dinosaurs disappeared. On the human journey, the story is also one of gradual changes, which could result in something relatively dramatic at times, but the roots of the “explosions” or “revolutions” are evident today, after a great deal of sleuthing. The Industrial Revolution is the only “revolution” or “explosion” that happened during recorded history, and the events of the Third Epoch can today be readily seen that led to the Industrial Revolution, as a deforested England turned to coal. There is a temptation to attribute things like the rise of humans or megalithic architecture to ET intervention and the like, but that seems to be just magical thinking that inserts some miracle, because people do not really understand what happened. Invoking some kind of divine or ET intervention is common among the scientifically illiterate, and is the equivalent of folk tales. I have had plenty of divine intervention in my life, so I know it is real, but it was up to me to do the work. Those interventions did not come out of nowhere, and came as a response to need (or to help direct me on my path, such as that voice). Best, Wade
  15. Hi: This will start a series of posts on Peak Oil, Global Warming, and related topics. To begin with, what is temperature? It is a measure of molecular motion. When molecules move faster, they get warmer. All matter above absolute zero emits photons. Most is at wavelengths too large to be seen with the human eye, but as matter gets warmer, the photons are more energetic (have shorter wavelengths), and they eventually get powerful enough to be seen with the naked eye. Warm up metal in a fire, and it can get what is called red hot. Get it hotter still, and it can become white hot. Hotter still, and it begins emitting photons beyond the range of visible light, and ultraviolet, x-ray, and gamma rays can be emitted. Those wavelengths are damaging to any living organisms, as they break molecular bonds, and the strongest can strip electrons from atoms and make them ions, which is why they are called ionizing radiation, which is deadly to organisms. That was a lot to pack into a paragraph, and my big essay covers that territory at a more leisurely pace. The force of gravity attracted hydrogen into the star we call the Sun, and when hydrogen gets squeezed hard enough by gravity, nuclear fusion begins, as hydrogen nuclei (protons) fuse to form larger nuclei (helium, etc.), and all of the elements on our planet heavier than hydrogen, which is nearly all of Earth’s mass, were formed in stars via fusion processes. The Sun is a large star, in the top 5% of star sizes in our galaxy, and is in the “sweet spot” of stars, in which it burns very stably for several billion years before its life begins ending, as the fusion processes begin to end. The Sun has burned very stably for several billion years and will for several more before it becomes a red giant. It burns about a third brighter than it did a few billion years ago, and will continue to do so. Obviously, the Sun is the source of Earth’s warmth. The radioactive materials below Earth’s surface contribute relatively little to Earth’s surface warmth, but they power Earth’s tectonic activity, which is critical for the chemical makeup of Earth’s atmosphere, and the most important is the carbon cycle. Carbon is vital for life on Earth, and because carbon dioxide is a three-molecule gas, it traps infrared radiation (just below the visible wavelength of light) coming from Earth, and that trapped energy raises Earth’s temperature. In every paleoclimate study I ever saw, carbon dioxide has always been the most important gas for raising Earth’s temperature. If not for the carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere, Earth’s surface would have been a block of ice since Earth’s early days. If Earth stays in its present orbit, complex life will not be able to live in Earth in about a billion years, and not long after that, Earth will become as sterile as the Moon. In the eon of complex life carbon dioxide levels have seesawed, which gave rise to hot periods and ice ages. The hothouse Earth period that the dinosaurs thrived in began ending about 50 million years ago, because of continually declining carbon dioxide as volcanism declined (as Earth’s radioactive activity declines), and we live in an ice age today. For the past million years, continental ice sheets have grown and receded like clockwork, due to Earth’s orientation to the Sun, and until human activities began altering Earth’s atmosphere, beginning eight thousand years ago with the rise of agriculture, Earth would already be heading back toward the growth of the ice sheets. Climate scientists estimate that humanity has already delayed that new glacial episode by 50,000 years or so, primarily due to the hydrocarbon age we are in, as we burn Earth’s hydrocarbon deposits with abandon. While in every scientific discipline some scientists play “devil’s advocate” and challenge the consensus, which can be a noble role, most Global Warming contrarianism has been engaged in by scientists who sold their souls to the hydrocarbon lobby. I have never seen a credible challenge to the idea that increasing the atmospheric carbon dioxide will inexorably lead to a warmer atmosphere. The idea is unassailable. That said, climate systems are incredibly complex and climate science is a young discipline. But every Global Warming naysayer that I have seen, for those who were not on the payroll of oil and coal companies, seizes on either short term oscillations or regional data, which is meaningless as far as being used for a challenge to the idea of Global Warming. The ultimate cause of Earth’s surface temperate is well known, as is the cause of our current ice age, and all of the Fox News talking heads cannot make it go away. A related issue is where did those hydrocarbons come from? As with the causes of Earth’s surface temperature, there is no credible challenge to the idea that Earth’s coal deposits were formed from swampy forests in which fallen trees did not decay before they were buried in sediments, and most of Earth’s coal deposits formed before any life on Earth had evolved the means to digest lignin, which makes up the wood in trees. On the Internet, you can find all manner of challenge to the idea of why coal formed, often at tabloid sites that the scientifically illiterate swarm to. But no credible scientist takes those ideas seriously. Similarly, Earth’s oil deposits were formed by organisms that were buried by sediments before they could be decayed by other organisms, and the oil was formed from marine sediments that formed during anoxic events during the eon of complex life, with most of it formed during the reign of dinosaurs. Stalinist scientists played with the idea that Earth’s oil deposits did not form from dead organisms, but from some primordial process in Earth’s mantle. However, with the rise of plate tectonics and the molecular sciences, in which scientists can trace, atom-by-atom, how organic material from dead organisms became Earth’s oil deposits, other than some interest-conflicted contrarian fringe, no credible scientist seriously considers that Earth’s oil deposits formed from anything other than marine anoxic events. This is a prelude to my coming series of posts on Global Warming, Peak Oil, and related topics, but it is time to begin another busy day at the office, and my work hurricane will not abate for several more days. Off to work. Best, Wade
  16. Hi: In light of the latest from Wikileaks, I’ll repeat that I have expected no privacy since the 1980s, and nobody who interacts with me should expect any, either. I am approached all the time by people who seek public anonymity, but they are fools if they think that they are anonymous from Godzilla. He knows. It is kind of a bizarre paradox. Nobody who interacts with me has anything to fear from Godzilla because they interacted with me. They have the most to fear from their social circles, but then they go and proselytize to them, which is when they can get in trouble. If they were real people, openly interacting with me, but refraining from proselytizing to their social circles, all would be well. But almost nobody seems to be willing or able to understand that, and is another reason why I know that I seek needles in haystacks. On another note, I have been reading up on the Permian extinction lately, in light of a new paper that is being trumpeted by Global Warming deniers. The papers are coming fast and furiously, which argue that the land and ocean extinctions were more than a million years apart, that the land life was not exterminated at all, that ocean chemistry changes did it, that the Capitanian extinction should join the big five, and so on. Good stuff, and I’ll add my reading on this to my essay update. If it turns out that a brief ice age did the damage in the ocean, that is consistent with the previous two big ones, the Ordovician and the Devonian, but I think that it is way too early to make that call. There have also been warming extinctions, such as the Paleocene-Eocene one. To seize on one study for political purposes is typical these days. Best, Wade
  17. Hi: Those years during my first stint with Dennis was my real-world anthropology class, and when the dust settled four years later, human behavior could never surprise me again. My long years of study really began in 1989, when I began descending into university libraries to help prepare any experts that my legal fund could line up to testify. That dive only went deeper when I moved to Ohio, and never really let up. If I had to put a number on the time that I have spent in study and writing since 1989, it probably amounts to at least eight years of full-time effort, maybe even ten, all done for free. I also had to dig out of my financial abyss (more than once), put my wife through graduate school, help my family, and the like. Those decisions cost me ever having children, owning my own home, and other “frills” that my peers took for granted. But I have no regrets. I had a very good idea what I was getting into, unlike when that voice spoke to me. Those first several years of study were largely about plumbing the depths of the lies that I had been raised with. After my second stint with Dennis, I reached new levels of study and writing, and 5.5 years later, my site was completed largely as it stands today. Then I discovered Uncle Bucky’s work and embarked on the studies that resulted in my big essay, and my studies since 2007 were specifically intended toward writing what became that essay. When I make the essay update this year, I hope, this point will become even clearer: the masses are not going to be talked into waking up and helping the Fifth Epoch manifest. It has never worked that way, but there is no end of New Age nostrums, social consciousness, and the rest of those unworkable ideas in circulation about how to change the world. Fraudulent “facts” such as the Hundredth Monkey Effect abound, as the scientifically illiterate propose their invalid ideas. Humanity is not going to immediately become enlightened when the Fifth Epoch arrives. However, just like slavery became a barbaric institution when industrialization happened, nearly all of the hallowed institutions and ideologies of the Third and Fourth Epochs will likewise come to be seen as primitive and will be discarded as chattel slavery was. While the material changes of the Fifth Epoch will be awesome to behold, the economic/political/social/cognitive changes will be mind-boggling, and humanity will have a great opportunity to finally become a truly sentient species. But none of those changes will happen without free energy and its attendant suppressed technologies. That is where scientific literacy and understanding how our world really works comes in, for those I seek. Otherwise, an effort like mine will be nothing more than New Age pabulum, and there is already more than enough of that flying around. There is not going to be some big event in which Godzilla is unmasked before the world, the ETs will not suddenly land on the White House Lawn, and the Ascended Masters are not coming down here to save humanity from itself. Those are all Hollywood and New Age fantasies, in which we can play spectators without doing the work that we came here to do, or at least, what my fellow travelers and I came to do. Giving free energy to humanity, however, would be big, to put it mildly, and is very feasible if only a tiny fraction of humanity woke up and combined their efforts, which will only work if everybody keeps their eyes on the ball. That is why a comprehensive perspective is needed. Otherwise, people are easily distracted by the latest spectacle, and there is no end to that today. I recently wrote about the economic and evolutionary dynamics behind human sociality and warfare, and my essay update is going to expand on those ideas, even more than it already has. We are not going to get there through social consciousness, which is pre-sentient and all about survival. The people I seek need to play the game far above that level, and those that I seek already have. Becoming familiar with the material in my big essay is only a prerequisite for a far more involved conversation. That has yet to happen, but I can’t settle for less, or my effort will fail. I am constantly approached by people with their shortcut ideas, but not even one of them has done the work. How I wish there was an easy way to do this, and we could all solve the world’s problems on our lunch hours, but the biggest event in the human journey is not going to happen that way. Much of my work is to help disabuse those I seek of harboring any “bright ideas” for a shortcut. There aren’t any. I also regularly hear from pupils about how they tried to turn on their social circles to my work, and I am not sure that I ever heard of even one taker. Again, if you are one whom I seek, it is pretty much guaranteed that nobody else in your life will be. Those are just the numbers, and it does no good to judge the situation. While that can be one of the loneliest feelings on Earth, I am making a home for my little group to gather. Not for comfort or shelter, although those may be side-effects, but so that we can pool our awareness in a dynamic interaction, in which the whole will become far greater than the sum of the parts. That kind of gathering and synergy, on this kind of material, has yet to happen on Earth. The song sung in chorus will attract the people I seek. If I can find enough people with the right stuff who do the work, making free energy happen will be laughably easy. But we need to do the work. That is a key lesson that I learned on my journey. The work has to be done, and there are no shortcuts, although work like mine can help shorten people’s learning curves, as they can do come vicarious learning. Best, Wade
  18. Hi: I am winding down my lessons learned posts, and expect to finish them before long. As I recently wrote, explanations of human political and social organization only make much sense when they are rooted in evolutionary and economic dynamics. For every Jesus who can rise above his Epoch and reach godhead-level understanding, the rest of us grope around, fumbling blindly, egocentrically searching for security and comfort, with our fear-based addictions temporarily sated. But each Epoch of the human journey became progressively more humane. The enlightenment of a Jesus did not end slavery; industrialization did. The condition of women was wholly dependent on what Epoch they lived in. In the First and Second Epochs, they were largely war booty, vessels of reproduction that men would kill each other over possessing. Only in situations where women were able to bring in more calories than the men and band together did their societies become matrilineal, and women enjoyed their highest status until the Industrial Revolution. When the civilizations of the Third Epoch formed, women universally lost their previous high status and became the broodmares of agrarian economies. We have had the same biological equipment for at least the past 60,000 years, so all of those changes in human societies since then have only reflected their economic conditions, and their energy surplus, most importantly. Everything else was of minimal importance, and it remains so today, although hardly anybody is aware of the reality, as nearly all humans today are scientifically illiterate, just as almost everybody was illiterate in the agrarian epoch, at about the same proportion of 5%-10% of the population or so. So, when I see leftists and their protests against the economic order, or New Agers vending their nostrums for achieving abundance (just imagine it!), I realize that they can only imagine reshuffling the deck of scarcity, and are firmly stuck in their super-Epoch. The practicalities of becoming a Type 1 civilization escape them, just as it escapes nearly everybody on Earth. The world does not work how they think it does. For those who are not scientifically illiterate, they are almost always trapped by the assumptions of mainstream science, which comprise a virtual religion, although few scientists are aware and honest enough to admit it. The kind of people needed for an effort like mine to have a prayer of success only became clear to me after many years. The integrity part I learned in no uncertain terms during my first stint with Dennis, and the big surprise was not that Godzilla was active, vigilant, and was only too happy to sic his minions on us, including the media, but that my family and friends would betray and attack me like they did. My fellow travelers all had similar experiences. As Dennis eventually admitted, his allies did more damage to his effort than his enemies did. I got a pretty good idea of how scientific Illiteracy hampered people’s understanding during my days with Dennis, and it became much more evident after my long years of study, but what also became clear was how trapped scientists were in their “laws of physics” religion. Scientists have almost never authored any technological breakthroughs. Theorists came along after the fact, to erect theories about what the inventors and empiricists came up with, and mainstream science is notorious for ignoring and even ridiculing such events as lighting up a park with incandescent lighting, or planes flying through the air, so the inventors of Dennis’s heat pump cutting their performance data in half to maintain “credibility,” or the crazed reactions that Brian received from his peers to the idea of free energy, were typical. Our interactions with environmentalists were typical, as they are very well aware of free energy’s potential, but regard it as the enemy. In that light, microscopes attaining “impossible” resolutions being ignored and derided for nearly a century are typical, and Brown’s Gas experiments yielding “impossible” results that have been studiously dismissed and ignored for a generation is normal science at work. There is a great delusion held by many that scientists are selfless seekers of the truth. They are herd animals, like the rest of humanity, if seemingly more intelligent than average. When I hear from scientists and their allies that they will take free energy seriously when somebody can deposit working prototypes in their laps, or they read about it in the peer-reviewed literature, it only emphasizes how worthless mainstream scientists are on the free energy front. But the free energy milieu is also dominated by scientists and inventors, which reflects the field’s state of arrested development, and those scientists and inventors going off the deep end and declaring themselves to be the Messiah or Second Coming are typical behaviors, I am sorry to report, or they libel the true heroes of the field, and their disinformation is parroted by the other “leaders” in the field. Free energy inventors and scientists are only one small part of a much larger issue, but almost nobody is willing or able to understand. Those are just some of the many reasons why I don’t want to have anything to do with the free energy field. Also, I am regularly approached by free energy neophytes who don’t have any experience and have not done the work, beginning with studying my big essay, but they challenge the validity of my experiences and perspective, or provide their bright ideas, which have without exception been variations of the same failed approaches. They don’t seem to be able or willing to understand that I am doing something different, and only people with the right stuff, and who do the work, are going to be any help for an effort like mine, and I know through rueful experience that I seek needles in haystacks. It has taken more than 40 years, since my first dreams of changing the energy industry, to get where I am today, and I am not nearly finished, and have devoted the rest of my life’s spare time to this pursuit, and we will see how it goes. I am not quite finished with these lessons learned posts, but am getting close. I plan to stay close to that every-other-day posting pattern until I finish the revision to my big essay, and with that strategy, I should complete it this year, fate willing. Best, Wade
  19. Hi: I made my first site update in over a year, adding a section on today’s Everything Bubble. Best, Wade
  20. Hi: Those Hollywood tales were part of my lessons learned, which I learned before and during my days with Dennis. They were early lessons on the lack of integrity in the world, and I’ll wrap up those posts with a couple of anecdotes from my moviemaker friend. The problem in Hollywood, as it is in all creative industries, is the dearth of good ideas, which is partly why Hollywood does sequels to death. If you have a great idea, multitudes are ready to steal it. It was just another example of what I learned from Mr. Mentor’s journey, as all of his inventions were stolen or suppressed. He even once wrote a story about Santa Claus, when Santa was young. He had no idea how to break into the publishing business, lent a copy of his manuscript to a schoolteacher sister, who showed it to come colleagues. A couple of years later, those colleagues made a TV movie based on that story. Of course, Mr. Mentor never received any recognition or money, as they stole the story outright. I discovered that that was very common in Hollywood. My moviemaker friend told me of a script that he was interested in, and the seller had a documentary trail that certified its authenticity, but as my friend examined the documents, something looked a little odd about them. His further investigation proved that the “authenticity” documents were forged, as it was a stolen script that the seller was peddling. My friend finished that anecdote with, “That is an example of the slime factor in this business.” During those years, my friend worked closely with who is arguably the most famous country musician ever, who also had an acting career in those days. He was developing a script that was going to be a star vehicle for that country musician, and somebody stole an early version of the script, made a bad movie out of it, and it wrecked the viability of my friend’s project, so he had to scrap it. I have written about how the makers of Chain Reaction picked Yull Brown’s brains for a couple of days, promising to raise the money to makes his dreams come to fruition, and instead they came out with a movie that portrayed a Yull ringer blowing up a city with his experiment. Those are typical events in Hollywood, and all of my pals had similar stories. In LA, everybody is trying to use everybody else, and it took me a year to realize that when people were instantly friendly to me, they were trying to use me for something. Best, Wade
  21. Hi: This will be one of those “statement” posts that I make periodically. The past few days have seen my reading include Keith Otterbein’s masterpiece, The Anthropology of War, and I attached an image that I made after one of his, a version of which will go in my big essay revision. His slim volume is the most succinct summary that I have seen on the issue. Otterbein called himself a structuralist, stating that social and political organization decides why there are wars, but as you can see in that diagram, his structuralist political and social theories ride on top of the economic situation. The extinction of large game led to the Agricultural Revolution. When women brought in more calories than the men did, those societies often became matrilineal, and those are what Otterbein called “Type B” societies, and they are the most peaceful preindustrial societies. Type A societies are dominated by male gangs (AKA “Fraternal Interest Groups”) and are exceedingly violent. There are certainly variations to those generalizations, but not very significant ones, and I found that explanations of human social and political organization lose their punch when they stray from evolutionary and economic dynamics. All human societies circle in a close orbit to those realities. And evolution and economics are all about energy, at their root. The level of energy surplus defines the wellbeing of individuals, species, and societies, without exception. Each Epoch of the human journey was based upon that Epoch’s level of energy surplus, again without exception. Sociality is an adaptive response of animals and even plants, for survival. Human sociality is a pre-sentient phenomenon, and is largely about creating in-groups and outgroups, and early human societies and religions were conditioned by warfare with their neighbors. In times of war and external pressure, in-group pressure to conform is at its high, which I saw in the USA after 9/11. The American people were almost effortlessly convinced to cheer the invasion of a nation that had nothing whatsoever to do with 9/11 and was not a threat to anybody. Sentience was hard to find in those days. I am continually approached by people who are stuck in social consciousness, and proselyting to their social circles is typical for free energy newcomers. Heck, I did more than that, and no tale of ostracism would surprise me. My own mother campaigned against me. I seek people who have raised their games far above social consciousness, and I know that they are needles in haystacks. Psychopaths have in-groups of one. Most people’s social circles are no more than 250 people or so, which are, to one degree or another, their in-groups, but when times get tough, their in-groups quickly shrink to their immediate families. In hard winters, the Inuit could even eat their children, as people can justify anything. I imagine that when hunger returned after dining on their children, the parents began looking at each other as food. The people I seek see all life on Earth as their in-group. What my fellow travelers had in common was the honesty to see through their in-group’s lies, but they always drank the Kool-Aid, first. Then they awoke to the lies. Part of that awakening process is seeing through the scarcity-based ideologies that dominate their cultures, and those I am familiar with the West are all based on fear, scarcity, and they are egocentric. None of them will survive into the Fifth Epoch. Money is a meaningless abstraction, yet Westerners treat it as something real, and economists have abetted that delusion, as they ignored the real world in favor of social theories. My work is about understanding how our world really works, not the social consciousness version of it. Best, Wade
  22. Hi: The next month is going to be a heroic one at my day job, and I currently have no idea whether I will get the time off this year to do my essay update, so I am going to have to change my routine to make the time to get it done this year, and my daily postings will have to give for now. I will begin to make them every other day, and work on the essay update with the time that I use for writing posts. I am also clearing the decks of my life in other ways so that I can get this done. I have a lot of work to do on the essay revision, with a three-foot stack of books and scientific magazines next to my desk to reflect in it. Nothing will change the essay’s thrust, but the update will go deeper in several areas, notably molecular biology, human sociality, including its deep roots in the primate line, and the journey of life on Earth, particularly complex life, and a bit of geology and astronomy. If I had a month or two of free time, I could get it done, but I’ll have to try to fold it into my busy daily life. After that revision, I plan to get a bit more active on the choir front. It will likely be years after than until another significant revision. Today’s post will be a little addendum to my recent music post. I left out a few important musician connections, not the least of which was Brian O. Brian’s Maui Suite is pretty good stuff, and has an honored place in my New Age collection. Brian was not really astronaut material, and being an accomplished musician was just one of several ways that he did not fit in. If not for von Braun’s Mars plans, Brian would have never been hired, and NASA later considered Brian to be a hiring mistake. If Brian had gone up, he would have been the artist in space, not the military test-pilot types that dominated the astronaut corps. Dennis met his wife because her boyfriend died, who was Jim Croce’s manager, and died in the same crash that took Croce’s life. When I drove out to Boston, among the few possessions that I brought along of Dennis’s and Alison’s was her guitar, which was her prized possession, and playing it was a religious experience for her. Dennis himself is artistically talented, and it was heartwarming to see a painting of his in his daughter’s home when I visited it in 2013. Dennis is certainly a creative genius, and growing up around inventors was also part of my artistic background. Creativity is the positive pole of Artisans, and inventors and scientific geniuses such as Einstein have often been Artisans, maybe even predominantly. I think that I have mentioned it someplace in my public writings, that one of my closest pals from my LA days was an aspiring moviemaker. We met through the Silva class when he took it, and I was pals with the instructor. He was from old European money and was supposed to take over the family’s industrial empire, but forsook it all to move to Hollywood and make movies. That is quite a story that I won’t get into much today, but he went from being the lost son who forsook his family’s plans for him to becoming the Steven Spielberg of his nation, and his family poured millions of dollars into his effort. I heard plenty of slimy Hollywood stories from him. He helped edit my big essay, and was one of my most important contributors. We went to movies all the time, in Westwood and Hollywood, and he would analyze them. It was insightful stuff. My roommate in Seattle, when I met Dennis, was also an aspiring writer, actor, and moviemaker, and he would also analyze movies. He moved to LA the next year (right after making a TV pilot that never went anywhere, and marrying an aspiring actress who eventually got a job on LA’s TV news, as a traffic girl), and I helped support him during the lean times. It was always boom or bust for him. He was a professional photographer when we met, and in LA, he would get on game shows and make enough prize money to survive a little while longer, waiting for the big break that never came. He would get a big payday from selling a screenplay, and then nothing for years. A lawyer that I worked with at my high-tech firm took a year off of his career to make a movie (which I bought and enjoyed, and on his last day of work at my company, he got the Wade’s World talk that I have often given to departing colleagues, as a gift, but it rarely results in a closer relationship, but it also has several times), and is a Hollywood attorney today, for a big movie studio. My moviemaker friend’s blueblood background took many interesting directions. He is the CEO of companies that he owns, but has not worn shoes for 20 years or so, walking around like a peasant, meeting ambassadors and the like. When you are that rich, you can be eccentric, and your eccentricities can be celebrated. He gets pictures taken of his barefoot self, with the high and mighty eagerly posing with the barefoot mogul. He grew up worshipping Mozart, and his apartment’s living room was dominated by a harpsichord. He played for me, to practice playing to an audience. He did not have much talent, but he had the best harpsichord in LA, which they would come and take from his apartment to the concert hall when they needed one. He was close friends with the world’s foremost harpsichordist, and I saw up close how people like him were treated, by artists looking for patrons. When we attended a recital of a world class organist (the world’s foremost at the time, as I seem to recall) on some small LA church’s new organ, which cost something like $14 million (which was way too dominant for that little church, and that recital that I attended was the first ever given on that organ, if my memory serves me), the pastor did his best to reel in my pal as a patron. My pal also spent years in rural Cambodia, learning how to play a stringed Cambodian instrument from a master musician, who I am sure was pleased to have a rich, white student for years, who I am sure supported the master during his years of tutelage. I heard plenty about the music business in LA, from him and others in it, and it is the same kind of situation that exists in writing, acting, directing, etc. For every star that emerges, thousands toil in anonymity, looking for that break, and are often greatly abused by the system, which is full of predators and, as my moviemaker pal called it, the business’s “slime factor.” Those casting couch stories were not myths, and the recent revelations of a pedophile ring among Hollywood execs are not surprising. I knew a guy who tried making it as a writer in LA, but was reduced to producing porn flicks for a time. Porn in LA is kind of the minor leagues of people wanting to make it in LA, but funny things can happened along the way. People such as Ron Jeremy tried to break into acting before taking the lower road to success in entertainment. Some porn stars ended up being in legitimate Hollywood productions, and Sasha Grey is the latest that I am aware of, and those several porn stars in Game of Thrones. The porn business is so prevalent in California that a close relative lived in an old Victorian mansion with an extraordinary bathroom that they rented out to porn producers, who shot movies in that bathroom. That was in San Francisco, not LA, and I think it was straight porn, not gay porn. Hey, it helped pay the rent! I have been approached several times to make my work into TV shows and movies (and I get “publish a book” all the time, but I am not interested), but I have always declined the invitations. I know enough of those businesses to know what the odds are, even if Godzilla was not monitoring my activities. Brian went bankrupt when he self-published. The Eye of Sauron is definitely aware of my work, but I think that I am pretty low on the radar, and my approach seeks to avoid the many pitfalls that await the inexperienced and unwary. If I approached Hollywood, Washington D.C., or Wall Street, or even spoke publicly in my home state, I would begin to experience interventions, and I don’t see the point in that. I have seen what doesn’t work, and few can survive even one of those attempts to try again. I am constantly badgered by people who try to move me in the directions that they want me to take, but not one of them has ever truly understood, and they are usually trapped by their naïveté, they drag along their baggage, play the self-seeking game, etc. Also, I am using a low-cost way of communicating with the entire planet, and it is that comprehensive conversation that is going to attract the people I seek, not being on Oprah, and somebody with a message like mine will never be in venues like Oprah’s. Brian was gradually banished to the fringes, the more he pursued the truth. The only TV shows on Dennis smeared him, going back to a few weeks after I met him, and continued until he was finally run out of the USA. Anyway, I have had many connections to the creative arts, and other than growing up in Southern California, I don’t know what it was, other than perhaps being an Old Artisan, and we attracted each other like magnets. On a lighter note, my wife likes watching the Academy Awards, and last night was “entertaining” in ways. I gave the TV a double-bird when a New York Times ad portrayed itself as a seeker of truth. Nothing could be further from the truth. How Orwellian that they are now playing some kind of “truth” game against Trump. There are few bigger liars on Earth than The New York Times. Their stand is reminiscent of Judith Miller’s becoming some kind of martyr for the free press, when she was The New York Times’s leading propagandist in beating the drums for war. Those White Helmets are phonies, supported by USAID and other imperial interests. How Hollywood to give a promotional film on them an Oscar. A college roommate, whom I talked into becoming an accountant, and who eventually bagged it and teaches high school math today, was also my roommate in LA (and lives near me today), and he worked out of the PWC office that counts those Oscar ballots. In the wake of last night’s SNAFU, I wonder if they are going to lose that prestigious account. It is guaranteed that heads will roll. That was definitely the most entertaining moment of the night. Poor Warren Beatty. I hope that he does not keel over anytime soon. Best, Wade
  23. Hi: I have written plenty that I visit this “fake news” (according to a Washington Post article) site almost daily, and saw an article yesterday on Global Warming that will dovetail with my lessons learned posts. Whether it is studying the media, what is vended as “history,” the latest scientific findings, Uncle Noam’s work, or my writings, understanding the source’s bias is always important, if your quest is the truth. Nobody has a monopoly on it in physical reality, where we all see through the glass so dimly. There are a few reasons why I write so frankly about my life, my studies, my foibles, and the like. One is to try to overcome the limitations of the written word. I am trying to make myself as real as possible to those I seek, and they will recognize at least parts of their journeys in mine, which has been a thoroughly human affair, even if many events were larger than life. I am not shy about recounting the many traumas of my journey, in the hopes that others do not have to go out and lose their naïveté the hard way. The free energy field is not the place to lose one’s naïveté, as the hazards can be deadly. That financial blogger article is typical of the scientifically illiterate writings that abound in cyberspace, and I find it rather bizarre that supposedly astute financial bloggers get all in a lather about the scientific consensus on Global Warming, calling it some kind of cultish conclusion, but they can’t seem to even imagine that the people who have been leading Global Warming “skepticism” for the past generation openly sold their souls to the hydrocarbon interests, and most of the world’s largest companies are hydrocarbon companies. What is wrong with that picture? That is an example of where understanding the bias of the writers is important. The Zero Hedge people generally have swallowed the capitalist Kool-Aid, so corporate malfeasance is often underplayed in favor of highlighting governmental malfeasance. I drank that capitalist Kool-Aid, too, before I began to realize what a Big Lie it all was. Governments are not the answer, either, as they are owned by the private interests. The basics of the impact of greenhouse gases, and carbon dioxide chief among them, are really quite easy to understand, but that article confuses the issue, either from ignorance or purposefully, and I usually favor the “scientifically illiterate” explanation for those kinds of writings. Gases of three or more atoms have configurations that can absorb infrared radiation. Photosynthesis absorbs radiation in the visible spectrum, and before that captured photon energy can be reemitted, in less than a trillionth of a second, the electron that absorbed that photon energy is stripped off of its original molecule and moved to more stable configurations that store that photon energy and do not reemit it. But greenhouse gas molecules soon reemit that photon. However, it gets reemitted in a random direction, not necessarily in the direction of space, where it was originally heading when it left Earth’s surface as infrared radiation. Those photons “ricochet” between greenhouse gas molecules, and energy that rattles around in the atmosphere that way will raise its temperature. It is really pretty simple stuff. For many years now, scientists have accepted that carbon dioxide levels have widely fluctuated over Earth’s history, but the general trend has been carbon sequestering in Earth’s crust, and declining volcanism has meant declining carbon dioxide levels for at least the past 100 million years. There is not much dispute about this among paleologists. The history of Earth’s oxygen levels has been far more contentious these days, but nobody is suggesting that Earth’s oxygen levels are not due to oxygenic photosynthesis. No credible person can suggest that the current skyrocketing carbon dioxide levels are not due to humanity’s burning hydrocarbons. Earth’s Greenhouse and icehouse phases have been almost totally dependent on carbon dioxide levels. We have been in an icehouse Earth for the past 35 million years, after a 15 million year transition from a 200 million year greenhouse Earth that the dinosaurs thrived in. The ultimate cause of today’s ice age is those declining carbon dioxide levels. Antarctica’s becoming isolated at the South Pole was the first proximate cause, the next was formation of the land bridge between the Americas, and for the past million years, the clocklike advances and retreats of the ice sheets have been due to variation in Earth’s orientation to the Sun. Carbon dioxide levels have fluctuated over the past million years with the cold and warm phases, but no credible scientist thinks that they were immediately causative, but were more like positive and negative feedbacks to that orientation of Earth. That article argues that carbon dioxide is not some causative factor in climate variation over the past million years, but all climate scientists know that. It is a red herring argument, designed to gull the scientifically illiterate, as it may have gulled that financial blogger. Other bogus analyses are focusing on the minutia of temperature fluctuations, as they look at the noise and not the signal, or they focus on regional variation. All that that proves is that global climate is complex. Global Warming “skeptics” who perform those kinds of analyses are the financial blogger equivalent of arguing that the insane money printing by the world’s central banks can’t create bubbles, because they honed in on the minutia of some inconsequential variable, or they noted that some nations have not experienced a bubble yet. The rapid melting of the world’s ice is undeniable, but when faced with that incontrovertible evidence, Global Warming “skeptics” attribute it to natural variation. They literally have nothing to base that on, and when I see those kinds of arguments, they are the typical “business as usual” arguments that go back to the collapses of early civilizations, when they ran out of energy. Some astute observers saw what was happening and tried to warn their civilizations, but they were drowned out by the chorus of self-interest and denial. It is no different today. There should not be any debate that human practices are quickly making Earth uninhabitable. While financial bloggers and other scientifically illiterate writers are in full denial mode, the GCs and friends aren’t, as they prepare their survival enclaves, and some of their plans are bizarre. Global Warming deniers are ironically close cousins to the climate change advocates for the megafauna extinctions. What those seemingly diametrically opposed views have in common is absolving humanity of any responsibility for its actions, which is thoroughly egocentric and all too common in our world. Most are not even conscious of what they are doing, and actually convince themselves that they are seeking the truth. Not all of them are that deluded, but most likely are. The big issue is that through burning up the hydrocarbon deposits that have fueled the industrial age, carbon dioxide levels are literally skyrocketing. What humanity is doing may be unprecedented in Earth’s history. A 50% rise in carbon dioxide levels in little more than a century is, on the geologic timescale, an explosion in the blink of an eye. The last time that Earth went from icehouse to greenhouse conditions, it saw the greatest mass extinction in the eon of complex life. Some scientists now think that the spasm of the great die-off may have only lasted 60,000 years or so, capping off a period of 20 million years of challenging times. Humanity may drive Earth’s species to Permian levels of extinction in only a few centuries. It is shaping up to be the most dramatic extinction event outside of the bolide that took out the dinosaurs. Humanity’s burning up the hydrocarbon deposits with abandon could literally turn Earth from an icehouse world to a greenhouse one within a few centuries. Will the accompanying extinction reach Permian levels, which might take humanity with it? Any scientist with a clue knows that humanity is toying with it. So, arguments like that financial blogger made are at about the disinformation/gossip level of the issue, just as I see for so many important issues on Earth. Developing a comprehensive perspective can help prevent being distracted by the circus, which is a primary purpose of my big essay. Best, Wade
  24. Hi: This post will be a little break from wrapping up my lessons learned posts, and this will be on music, musicians, and me. I was precocious in many ways, and when I was about ten, my parents had me take piano lessons from a private teacher. They also bought me a trumpet, and I took lessons at school. As I recall, my parents seemed to prime my piano teacher to think that she might have had some kind of musical prodigy on her hands, but it quickly became clear that I had no musical ability. After a year, I was mercifully relieved of taking piano lessons (baseball, basketball, bowling, and later, golf, were my pastimes, and I ended up being in collegiate track, using those hunter-gatherer large muscle groups, while women’s nimble fingers reflect their gathering-duty co-evolution), and when grammar school ended, so did my trumpet days. That trumpet became a family relic, and I don’t recall what ever became of it. My mother’s sisters and parents were all virtuoso musicians, in singing, piano, the violin, and other instruments. My grandmother and aunt sang in their church’s choir almost continuously for nearly a century, and my aunt may still today. On my father’s side, my aunts were also virtuoso singers and musicians. But those genes totally eluded me. I became an athlete, with a world-class throwing arm that I got my from father, but I have typical autism-spectrum poor small-motor control, and more than 40 years after my first typing class and working on keyboards for most of my waking hours, I have never been able to type as you are supposed to, partly because I have trouble using my little fingers. That poor small motor control alone disqualified me from making music with my hands, and I can’t carry a note with my voice. Even my wife has musician siblings. It is kind of funny to me that I call my little effort building a choir. In my home, my redneck father could not get enough country-and-western music, and all that I heard while growing up was Hank Williams, Jim Reeves, and the like. At age 12, I walked out of Let it Be, as I did not even know who those hippies were. That is an example of how musically isolated my home was back then. I almost never listen to country-and-western music today. It was not until my high school years that I “woke up” to popular music, and when I was 20, my stepmother bought me a gift certificate to a music store. I had never bought a record before, and the gift certificate could buy two albums. I remember spending an hour in the store, making sure that I was getting bang-for-the-buck with what might be my only music purchase ever. I finally settled on Boston’s debut album and Queen’s A Night at the Opera. Little did I know what I was getting into. Within a year, I became an audiophile. I had the most money that I ever had until only within the past decade, and spent thousands of dollars on albums and equipment, putting records on cassette tapes, which I still have in a box in the attic, I believe. I also began to damage my hearing and have been going deaf since the 1980s, and have worn hearing aids for the past decade, at my wife’s insistence. With no musical ability, I somehow became an avid music fan, and listen to music for most of my waking hours. My digitized collection has more than 20,000 tracks in it. Before I really began my career, I lived with a close relative who was a professional musician, a Frank Sinatra sound-alike who was passed off as Frank on one of Frank’s albums, and every day for months, I would come home to the big band sound that he incessantly played. I grew to like it, and still listen to it regularly. When I began my career in LA, one of my roommates was an aspiring musician, and he made some pretty good stuff, but LA is full of aspiring musicians, and the music stories were like the writing/acting/directing/producing stories that I heard from my pals – it is a shark tank! One of my closest friends was Michael Sembello’s manager, and he said that he could have retired on just one of the royalty checks that Michael received when he had his big hit. He is the same person who was crippled by a hit-and-run incident on his motorcycle. That friend also introduced me to a man channeling Seth in LA, who was also a professional musician, and I went twice a month for two years. One brother became an aspiring saxophone player, I ended up financially supporting his years of practice. Due to some recent interactions, I decided to look up a boy who grew up two doors from me, whom I babysat when I was a teenager. I heard that he became a music producer in LA. I just discovered that he became famous, but died a decade ago. He did not even make it to 40. My father hired his father for his first professional job. That father was raised in Montana and never saw the ocean until he moved to Ventura. He instantly became an avid scuba diver, but met a typical scuba diver’s fate when he did not come up one day, and he was not yet 50. Too young! During my years of attending Seth’s amazing sessions, I befriended some regulars, some of whom were musicians. Attending channeling sessions around 1990 was quite the thing to do in LA. I recall Elizabeth Perkins attending once, and I did not even notice her. My future wife had to tell me later that she attended, as one of twenty people or so, with her regular attendee pal, who was an aspiring Hollywood actress who I don’t think ever made it bigger than some soap operas. Hollywood stars generally do not like playing stars when living their lives, try to be inconspicuous, and I always left them alone. I encountered them all the time in my LA days, especially in Westwood and Hollywood, when I went to the movies, which was my primary recreation in my LA days. In about 1990, technology had improved to the point where aspiring musicians could make their own albums without record company patronage or investing their life’s savings. One of those Seth session musicians made an album in those days and I attended one of his shows. A track from his album has a prominent place in my New Age playlist today. For many years, I thought about him, and although we did not keep in touch, he was on my list to contact after I published my big essay. I thought that he might be receptive to my work and might even be choir material, but when I contacted him a couple of years ago, he blew me off in one email. That was not long after receiving Peter Ward’s reaction to my big essay, and that musician’s reaction is almost the point of this post. I know that I am looking for needles in haystacks, and that reaction from that musician is only one of many like it from my social circles. Where I work today, one of my closest colleagues began his career as a musician. He was a composer who played piano with a symphony behind him, playing his music. After a decade of that, and working in Hollywood a lot, he decided that his career was going nowhere. He then had an experience not far removed from mine, which led him into accounting. He has a concert Steinway in his home, which he plays once every few months, and he amazingly can’t casually listen to music. With his background, when he hears music, he involuntarily begins deconstructing it. He can’t just listen to music and enjoy it. He is ruined for music listening, with his composer’s background. I think about that, me with no talent who can hardly get through the day without listening, while a composer can’t stand it. For me, music is a great way to ground my emotions and balance my mind. I’ll do it until I can’t hear anymore, and then it might be just playing that music in my head. Part of the reason for this post is that my public writings have also attracted musicians. What is that all about? Well, I’ll buy Joya Pope’s reading of me as an Old Artisan. Before that reading, the last role that I thought that I might be was an Artisan. We can’t read ourselves, mostly because our egos get in the way. I thought that I was maybe a Server, Warrior, or Scholar, serving probable Kings like Dennis. But after Joya’s reading, I thought about my life, and my only possessions of note were my music collection, my growing library, and visual art, prints of paintings, mostly, especially Vinny V. I was in the middle of doing a lot of system design at my day job, and I was a talented actor when young, saw classmates trying to break into Hollywood when I was in high school, and I did more than one Hollywood audition. I was also just beginning my writing “career” then, and soon after Joya’s reading, I said, “Duh!” How obvious, in retrospect. My big essay and site in general is a classic Old Artisan undertaking. So, what about this music thread that has run through my life? If I am an Old Artisan, I must have had quite a few musical lifetimes, and I strongly suspect that my soul blocked that ability in this lifetime, but left me a window so that I could enjoy what I had spent many lifetimes involved with, but as a consumer/spectator/patron. I think that the basket of gifts and challenges handed to me when I was born was intended to shape the trajectory that my life took, and I could have easily been “distracted” by pursuing careers in music, acting, painting, etc. So, I was purposely handicapped, to help ensure that I accomplished my mission. I certainly cannot prove that to anybody, but I slowly received that impression over many years. No complaints, but seeing that invisible hand at work can be both reassuring and unnerving, especially when I can tell that my “friends” are not finished with me in this lifetime. It is mixed bag to be “chosen” in this way, but I have no regrets. I am listening to Dan Fogelberg as I write this. Best, Wade
  25. Hi Melinda: That was a meaty post, and deserves as comprehensive a response as I can muster before rushing off to work. Ah, mystical haircuts. Growing up in Southern California and working in LA for five years, and being a rather prominent member of the mystical milieu, I saw it all. So much posturing, including clothing, jewelry, and other trappings, including haircuts, for both men and women, and all of it was meaningless. In fact, people who did that you could almost guarantee did not have the right stuff. Of course, in LA, there was also the Hollywood Effect, and it could get bizarre. No names, but one guy cultivated a kind of Indiana Jones, fringe scientist persona, with shoulder-length hair and rugged good looks, and I once saw it exploited by conference organizers, on the cover of their brochure, and it nearly shouted, “Come and get it, girls!” Rappoport was one of Brian’s pals, and while I am no fan of Infowars or Natural News, venues like those are always under fire, and the high tech mavens are proving to be just as corrupt as their oligarchical forbears. I have very specifically designed what I am doing so that I don’t need money to do what I do. I can likely build the full choir without needing any money. When money changes hands, the game changes radically, as I learned from my days with Dennis, and not only do people you have known your entire lives turn into Orcs lusting after the One Ring when the issue is free energy, but every time that Dennis was taken out (when it wasn’t by his “allies” and provocateurs), it was by “consumer protection” activities. Protecting the public is the biggest racket on Earth, and encompasses energy, medicine, etc. It did not matter if you put the world’s best heating system on people’s homes for free, the gangsters still found a way to attack you, as they “protected” the public. And the public eagerly played along, even when it meant certain death. It was incredible to witness at first, but I came to learn that that is what abdicating one’s responsibility looks like, given to people who literally see you as a profitable piece of meat, at least while you are still alive. Attacking the tumor as the only “legal” way to treat cancer is completely insane, but that is how the rackets work. I have not closely followed the situation for some time, but a quarter-century ago, I read that there seems to be two kinds of breast “cancers.” The first is really a benign condition, and almost all “successful” breast cancer treatments (if the patients don’t die from the treatment) are treating that benign condition. The real breast cancer is uniformly fatal under attack-the-tumor treatments, as all such treatments only deal with symptoms, not the disease itself. I read something recently that also emphasized that distinction in the breast “cancers.” Mammograms may cause as much cancer as they detect, and, of course, diagnostic procedures such as those used by Rife and Naessens are always under fire. Which do you think might have a better chance at diagnosis and understanding: snapshots of death or movies of life? Yes indeed, I wish that there were a hundred blogs devoted to a comprehensive discussion of the Fifth Epoch and how to get there, and maybe someday. For now, it is just a few of us. Best, Wade