October 12, 2004

Hybrid Series #26: Trying to Get at The Truth

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Here are some of the numerous things that got my attention in the last few days.

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Worthy of your Attention

WSJ-Zogby Poll Shows Kerry Moving Ahead
(...) If the results on Election Day matched Zobgy's numbers, Mr. Kerry would win.

Microchip Implantation Expands to More Nations
Microchip Implantation of Club Going Trendies - Expands to More Nations. In April of 2004 broke the story about the Baja Beach Club's microchip implantation of its VIP Members (see: Baja Beach Club in Barcelona, Spain Launches Microchip Implantation for VIP Members). Then, in September, a listener wrote that Baja Beach Club had expansion Plans, and was going to start new clubs in Rotterdam and Cologne. Now we have this report in from a listener in the Netherlands. Not only has the Baja Beach Club opened in Rotterdam, but "cool" club goers are already lining up to be implanted. In April, after interviewing Baja Beach Club Director Conrad Chase, Alex wrote: "I interviewed Conrad Chase for 30 minutes on my syndicated radio broadcast. He told me that the CEO of VeriChip, Mr. Bolton, had told him that there was a plan to use the VeriChip as a global implantable identity system. I asked him if whether in the future you would have to have a chip to get into the club period, and he said yes. I said laughingly, that you're not going to be a VIP in the world if you don't have a chip, to which he responded that that was a great slogan that he would start using. He went on to say that all gun owners should have to have a microchip implanted in their hand to be able to own a gun. He also said that the VeriChip company had told him that the Italian government was preparing to implant all of their government workers. He said that this is a great system that he believes will replace credit cards for buying and selling. I asked him where he was getting all of these ideas and he said that he had learned all of this from discussions with VeriChip, and that he was aware that the plant making the chips was in Beijing, China. More details and pictures at

Secret Bases and Facilities (LOADS OF HIDDEN STUFF)

Omega-News Collection 11. October 2004 (LOTS OF AMAZING STUFF!)

It's Good To Be In D.C. (Flash)
Then click to see the funny flash videos - Lots of ads and pop ups!


1. Kerry vs. Bush, a fairy tale!
2. An Open Letter to Young Women of the World from the Stone Kingdom
3. The Politics of Consciousness
4. Bush and Kerry Represent the Real Terrorists
5. Canada's chance to Keep Space 4 Peace
6. How to Hide 64 Earthquakes
7. US Congress Approves $420 billion For Defense
8. Peace Poem by John Denver

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The Town Hall Debate (Oct 9)
(...) Last night's format was much more suited to George Bush's talents than the hard-edged debate last week, but John Kerry still managed to goad him to irritable near-shouting at some points. One of the uncommitted voters in the audience sensibly asked President Bush to name three mistakes he'd made in office, and what he had done to remedy the damage. Mr. Bush declined to list even one, and instead launched into an impassioned defense of the invasion of Iraq as a good idea. The president's insistence on defending his decision to go into Iraq seemed increasingly bizarre in a week when his own investigators reported that there were no weapons of mass destruction there, and when his own secretary of defense acknowledged that there was no serious evidence of a connection between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda. Even worse, the president's refusal to come up with even a minor error - apart from saying that he might have made some unspecified appointments that he now regretted - underscores his inability to respond to failure in any way except by insisting over and over again that his original decision was right. (...) Mr. Bush was deeply unpersuasive when asked why he had not permitted the importation of cheaper prescription drugs from Canada. He claimed that the reason was "I want to make sure it cures you and doesn't kill you." Mr. Kerry cleanly retorted that four years ago in a campaign debate, Mr. Bush had said importing medicine from Canada sounded sensible. And the president was utterly incoherent when asked about whom he might name to the Supreme Court in a second term. His comment about how he didn't want to offend any judges because he wanted "them all voting for me" was a joke - but an unfortunate one, given the fact that the president owes his job to a Supreme Court vote. (...) Mr. Kerry demonstrated, at the very minimum, a stature that was equal to the president's. If Mr. Bush was hoping to recover all the ground he lost last week, he failed in his mission. The president seemed to fall back frequently on name-calling, denouncing his opponent as a liberal and a tool of the trial lawyers. "The president's just trying to scare," Mr. Kerry said. It will be another few weeks before we see how well that works.

Fears Only Card Bush Has To Play By Helen Thomas (6 October 2004)
Cheney still bluffing on Iraq, 9/11 connection - Someday, President George W. Bush may have to explain why he really went to war against Iraq. But you won't hear it with his re-election at stake and his credibility on the line. Public opinion polls continue to show a tight presidential race, which suggests to me that voters have devalued the importance of credibility in top government officials. How else can one make sense of the fact that the president continues to do well in the polls despite the total collapse of his credibility about the reasons for invading Iraq? This credibility problem was on full display Tuesday night during the spirited debate between Vice President Dick Cheney and Sen. John Edwards, his Democratic rival. During the 90-minute encounter, Cheney made it eminently clear that the administration has only one card to play in this campaign -- terrorism. By keeping the country scared, the administration hopes to be safely ensconced for another four years. To his credit, Edwards quickly zeroed in on the administration's dishonest propaganda line that we invaded Iraq because of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. These words that Edwards directed at Cheney should be emblazoned on every wall: "Mr. Vice President, there is no connection between the attacks of Sept. 11 and Saddam Hussein. The 9/11 commission has said it. Your secretary of state has said it. And you've gone around the country suggesting that there is some connection. There is not." Amen. Administration spinners, from Bush on down, have cleverly tried to make that convergence, ever more desperately as the original rationale of Saddam's mythical weapons of mass destruction has gradually disappeared over the horizon. The final nail in the WMD coffin came Wednesday when yet another White House-ordered weapons search came up empty. Charles A. Duelfer, appointed in January after David A. Kay found no WMD in Iraq, is the latest weapons hunter to come home skunked. I wonder if Bush will send yet another searcher in hopes of satisfying this administration obsession. No WMD and no links between Saddam and 9/11 leave Bush and Cheney adrift on an ocean of spin and stubborn insistence that, well, the world is better off with Saddam in jail. It would be funny if it were not so tragic. Cheney, a hawk nesting nicely in a well-feathered administration, can't let go of his Saddam-9/11 rant even though Bush himself has said there were no links. CLIP

The Mystery of the Bulge in the Jacket (Currently NY Times most emailed article)
WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 - What was that bulge in the back of President Bush's suit jacket at the presidential debate in Miami last week? According to rumors racing across the Internet this week, the rectangular bulge visible between Mr. Bush's shoulder blades was a radio receiver, getting answers from an offstage counselor into a hidden presidential earpiece. The prime suspect was Karl Rove, Mr. Bush's powerful political adviser. When the online magazine Salon published an article about the rumors on Friday, the speculation reached such a pitch that White House and campaign officials were inundated with calls. First they said that pictures showing the bulge might have been doctored. But then, when the bulge turned out to be clearly visible in the television footage of the evening, they offered a different explanation. "There was nothing under his suit jacket," said Nicolle Devenish, a campaign spokeswoman. "It was most likely a rumpling of that portion of his suit jacket, or a wrinkle in the fabric. "Ms. Devenish could not say why the "rumpling" was rectangular.Nor was the bulge from a bulletproof vest, according to campaign and White House officials; they said Mr. Bush was not wearing one.

Conservative TV Group to Air Anti-Kerry Film (09 October 2004)
Sinclair, with reach into many of the nation's homes, will preempt prime-time shows. Experts call the move highly unusual. New York - The conservative-leaning Sinclair Broadcast Group, whose television outlets reach nearly a quarter of the nation's homes with TV, is ordering its stations to preempt regular programming just days before the Nov. 2 election to air a film that attacks Sen. John F. Kerry's activism against the Vietnam War, network and station executives familiar with the plan said Friday. Sinclair's programming plan, communicated to executives in recent days and coming in the thick of a close and intense presidential race, is highly unusual even in a political season that has been marked by media controversies. CLIP

The Military Draft And A Credibility Gap (October 11, 2004)
Talk of a draft won't be silenced by promises from an administration that can't shoot straight.

US seizes webservers from independent media sites (October 11, 2004),3604,1324244,00.html
American authorities have shut down 20 independent media centres by seizing their British-based webservers. On Thursday a court order was issued to Rackspace, an American-owned web hosting company in Uxbridge, Middlesex, forcing it to hand over two servers used by Indymedia, an international media network which covers of social justice issues and provides a "news-wire", to which its users contribute. The websites affected by the seizure span 17 countries. CLIP

Nuclear items missing in Iraq Agencies (October 12, 2004),2763,1325365,00.html
Equipment and materials that could be used to make nuclear weapons have disappeared from Iraq, the UN's nuclear watchdog warned yesterday. Satellite imagery and investigations of nuclear sites in Iraq have caused alarm at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The agency found that in some cases entire buildings housing high-precision nuclear equipment had been dismantled; equipment that could be used to make a bomb, such as high-strength aluminium, had vanished from open storage areas, the agency said.In a report to the UN security council yesterday, the IAEA's director general, Mohamed ElBaradei, said the agency "continues to be concerned about the widespread and apparently systematic dismantlement that has taken place at sites previously relevant to Iraq's nuclear programme and sites previously subject to ongoing monitoring and verification by the agency". CLIP

America’s National Security: The Greatest Danger (October 11, 2004)
In my last article ("Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here") I touched on an issue that was raised in the first presidential debate when Jim Lehrer asked both candidates for their opinions as to what single issue represented the gravest threat to America’s national security. Both candidates responded that the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction was clearly the most serious. In that piece, I briefly stated my opinion that the much more imminent threat was the fallout from the ideology of global interventionism that has captivated the elites of both political parties. That resulted in considerable e-mail feedback, and prompted me to ponder the issue more in-depth. It may seem a bit odd, and perhaps ironic, that the greatest danger to America derives from the attitudes of our own rulers, but I am nevertheless convinced that this is so. Since the end of the cold war, America’s elites have become imbued with the idea that we are "the last remaining superpower" and that we should strive for "benevolent world hegemony." This policy has numerous inevitable negative repercussions with which we are now coping on a daily basis.There is further irony to be found when one realizes that this attitude is totally at odds with our nation’s past history and character. Clearly, even a cursory reading of the opinions of our Founders indicates that they believed that America should be an example to all, but should otherwise eschew "going forth in search of monsters to destroy." Having discarded the sage advice of our Founders, the current political elites have placed our nation in a serious jeopardy that is significantly worse than would otherwise be the case … far more so than would result from the proliferation of WMDs alone. (...) Even more tragic is the fact that our government, having engaged in these policies, is now trying to prevent just such an attack by militarizing our society and stripping Americans of their Constitutional rights. In what can only be described as a horrible "feedback loop," our government is depriving us of our precious liberties in order prevent attacks which that very same government’s policies have gone so far to provoke.And as icing on the cake, the doctrine of interventionism is helping to hurtle our nation towards bankruptcy. The cost of a global military, various pre-emptive wars, and homeland security have helped to explode our annual deficit to nearly trillion dollars per year. Our nation’s reputation, finances, and liberty are thus all being compromised by this pernicious ideology. And taken together, it easily represents the gravest threat to our Republic and our way of life … far greater than the development of WMDs by various remote nations ever could.

Don't Believe a Word - by Uri Avnery (9.10.04)
When Ariel Sharon announced his plan for "unilateral disengagement", the media reported that the Peace Now movement was preparing a big public campaign in support. The Prime Minister's office asked them to desist, fearing that such a campaign would cause the extreme right to oppose it. Peace Now was not the only "leftist" group that waxed enthusiastic about the plan. The chiefs of the Labor Party declared that it was really their own plan and that, therefore, it was their duty to join the government and help Sharon to implement it. I was one of the very few who immediately raised their voice against the plan. I argued ( that it was really a right-wing plan for annexing most of the West Bank, burying the peace process and deceiving public opinion in Israel and abroad.I was certain of this, because I know Sharon. I have been watching the man for 50 years and have written three biographical essays about him. I know what he thinks and I know how he operates. Now Dov Weisglass has confirmed everything I said and more. CLIP

Israeli Army Chief 'Emptied His Magazine' at Girl in Gaza (October 12, 2004)
Two separate official investigations are under way into the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old girl in Gaza by the Israeli army after soldiers testified that their company commander "emptied his magazine" at her after she had been shot and was presumed dead. (...) One soldier told the newspaper: "The company CO who sprayed the girl with bullets turned us all into vicious animals and besmirched us all ... If he is not dismissed, we will not agree to serve under him." Another said the commander had "desecrated the body".According to figures produced by 11 UN agencies, 24 Palestinians under the age of 17 have been killed since 28 September when the army entered northern Gaza in response to the firing by Palestinian militants of two Qassam rockets which killed two Israeli children in Sderot. A nine-year-old girl was among 11 Palestinians killed in the Gaza Strip over the weekend.The investigations opened as security sources told the newspaper Haaretz that the Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, had rejected a request from army commanders to withdraw from the densely populated Jabaliya refugee camp in northern Gaza on the grounds that the fortnight-old operation "Days of Penitence" was endangering troops and that militants had now removed rockets to positions outside the camp.Mr Sharon told the Knesset at the opening of what promises to be a difficult winter session for the government that it would be voting on 25 October on his plan to withdraw some 7,500 settlers from Gaza. CLIP

Major Assaults on Hold Until After U.S. Vote (11 October 2004)
Attacks on Iraq's rebel-held cities will be delayed, officials say. But that could make it harder to allow wider, and more legitimate, Iraqi voting in January. Washington The Bush administration plans to delay major assaults on rebel-held cities in Iraq until after U.S. elections in November, say administration officials, mindful that large-scale military offensives could affect the U.S. presidential race. CLIP

'New' giant ape found in DR Congo (October 10)
(...) The discovery has baffled scientists. There are three controversial possibilities to explain the origin of the mystery apes: - They are a new species of ape - They are giant chimpanzees, much larger than any so far recorded, but behave like gorillas - They could be hybrids, the product of gorillas mating with chimpanzees. CLIP

Climate Fear as Carbon Levels Soar (October 11, 2004) A FAST GATHERING THREAT,12374,1324379,00.html
Scientists bewildered by sharp rise of CO2 in atmosphere for second year running - An unexplained and unprecedented rise in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere two years running has raised fears that the world may be on the brink of runaway global warming.Scientists are baffled why the quantity of the main greenhouse gas has leapt in a two-year period and are concerned that the Earth's natural systems are no longer able to absorb as much as in the past.The findings will be discussed tomorrow by the government's chief scientist, Dr David King, at the annual Greenpeace business lecture. Measurements of CO2 in the atmosphere have been continuous for almost 50 years at Mauna Loa Observatory, 12,000ft up a mountain in Hawaii, regarded as far enough away from any carbon dioxide source to be a reliable measuring point. In recent decades CO2 increased on average by 1.5 parts per million (ppm) a year because of the amount of oil, coal and gas burnt, but has now jumped to more than 2 ppm in 2002 and 2003.Above or below average rises in CO2 levels in the atmosphere have been explained in the past by natural events.When the Pacific warms up during El Niño - a disruptive weather pattern caused by weakening trade winds - the amount of carbon dioxide rises dramatically because warm oceans emit CO2 rather than absorb it. But scientists are puzzled because over the past two years, when the increases have been 2.08 ppm and 2.54 ppm respectively, there has been no El Niño.Charles Keeling, the man who began the observations in 1958 as a young climate scientist, is now 74 and still working in the field.He said yesterday: "The rise in the annual rate to above two parts per million for two consecutive years is a real phenomenon."It is possible that this is merely a reflection of natural events like previous peaks in the rate, but it is also possible that it is the beginning of a natural process unprecedented in the record."Analysts stress that it is too early to draw any long-term conclusions. But the fear held by some scientists is that the greater than normal rises in C02 emissions mean that instead of decades to bring global warming under control we may have only a few years. At worst, the figures could be the first sign of the breakdown in the Earth's natural systems for absorbing the gas. That would herald the so-called "runaway greenhouse effect", where the planet's soaring temperature becomes impossible to contain. As the icecaps melt, less sunlight is reflected back into space from ice and snow, and bare rocks begin to absorb more heat. This is already happening.One of the predictions made by climate scientists in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is that as the Earth warms, the absorption of carbon dioxide by vegetation - known as "carbon sink" - is reduced. Dr Keeling said since there was no sign of a dramatic increase in the amount of fossil fuels being burnt in 2002 and 2003, the rise "could be a weakening of the Earth's carbon sinks, associated with the world warming, as part of a climate change feedback mechanism. It is a cause for concern." Tom Burke, visiting professor at Imperial College London, and a former special adviser to the former Tory environment minister John Gummer, warned: "We're watching the clock and the clock is beginning to tick faster, like it seems to before a bomb goes off." CLIP



From: "Ricardo"">
Subject: Kerry vs. Bush, a fairy tale!
Date: 10 Oct 2004

Dear Jean

Once more, thanks a lot for this magnificent work you are doing for our evolution. I want just to comment about the smoke screen politicians are creating and how they are diverting the world to an unnecessary debate.

“There are, in the history of the earth, moments of transition when things that have existed for thousands of years must give way to those that are about to manifest... We are at precisely such a turning-point in the world’s history!

- The Mother

We have been warned and forewarned of the Earth Changes that have already begun to manifest furiously across the globe, and it is not our purpose to constantly beat with reports of the crises now facing our planet. But we cannot emphasize enough, however, that we possess the power to alter the current projections of a devastating, violent transition for Gaia, even though the signs and prophecies tend to deny us a positive outcome.

It is not too late to initiate resolution. This is the crucial play; the checkmate moment lies before us. However, I’m questioning whether the racers will move in time to win the game, reversing the effects of our errors and establishing a new paradigm for fourth dimensional Earth.

In her transition to the higher dimension, Gaia may undergo a natural planetary death, for that is the nature of transition. And if we find this concept upsetting, it is because we are still fearful of the unknown wonder of passage out of the physical realm. Remember, however, that we are familiar with death, for most of us have made the personal transition many hundreds of times before. The information is there, in our genetic material-buried in the subconscious pool.

Gaia’s current ecological crisis is an unnatural prelude to her transmutation, a symptom of humanity’s separation from nature and the Earth. We are exacerbating the process of her transition with our all-out destruction of the ecosystems, and it does not have to play out that way. Just like the human experience of death, there can be a sweet, gentle passing. Our own karma and the individual approach to the health of the body determines whether our personal transition blows like a gentle wind or a violent storm. So it is with Gaia, whose disease and unwellness are the products of our community unconsciousness. Just as we have all contributed to her suffering, we can all unite forces to heal her, preparing for the final phase of her transition.

Large factions of the population and the majority of the establishment, still in denial, adamantly refuse to accept that an ecological crisis even exists. This, as we observe the smoke rising above the burning timbers of dying rainforests, and the tentacles of black crude reaching across the seas, will render the passage a most painful journey. It is a sobering experience, observing Earth going through that, for Gaia ( we can imagine ) was once one of the most breathtaking habitats in the universe… paradise and beauty of unparalleled measure. All was in balance and love prevailed; all was harmonious in the Garden of Eden!

We have observed our governmental leaders at work in the Kyoto summit, where they met to discuss global warming. They resolved to reduce by a token eight per cent their toxic emissions by the year 2008: far too little, much too late. In this scenario, industry wins, Gaia loses, and so do us. We have seen the beginnings of the drifting apart of Antarctica ( the last of the unspoilt ecosystems ) and by the time our governments honour their commitments to enact the inadequate reduction plans promised in 1998, many of our cities and coastal regions will be under water; the entire glacial mass will have cracked apart, with large islands moving up against portions of South America and melting in the warmer waters.

That is not mere prophecy we are speaking of here. It is already happening - it was already a manifesting reality in 1998. This one event alone will be the cause of great floods, as we are talking about an entire island of ice slowly melting in those waters, and other glaciers and ice walls are breaking off all the time. You can look forward to an extension of the El Nino phenomenon, no longer the sporadic exception, which is a direct result of global warming, as is the dissolution of Antarctica. Massive flooding is already occurring in many areas of the world, but until now we have yet to know real fury. The rising water levels, combined with our suffocation of the soil of Gaia with cement and concrete, will cause unbelievable devastation. Much of our current shorelines will be redefined, while many coastal cities and towns will actually disappear forever, engulfed by the rising tides, flood waters and raging rivers. Surely you have begun to sense that many will be migrating to safer areas in the upcoming years, forced out of their homes and communities in search of dry land and higher ground.

We have another pressing issue resulting from the flooding crisis, as it is already being experienced at this time. As the flood waters of the oceans and rivers rampage across farmlands and fertile fields, they are destroying much of our food supply and poisoning more. Waste and debris are swept along in the raging waters, and as they recede we find the land is saturated with the filth of human waste and toxic garbage swept along in the deluge, contaminating the soil for many, many years into the future.

Gaia cannot wait until 2008 for the insignificant eight per cent reduction, nor can we, the people, as breathing beings on the planet. We need to congregate and unite forces to persuade and direct our world leaders to address the ecological breakdown of Earth with great URGENCY, for although the puppeteers are directing them to focus attention on international relations, Iraq war, terrorism, the arms race, global economy and the advancement of technology, we know that there is no more pressing concern currently facing humanity than that of the environment.

Ecology must move to the forefront of our awareness and become the primary concern of every being on the planet. Governments can be pressured into response, and those industries which insist upon choking the life out of Gaia can be monitored and finally brought to a halt. WE are the consumers; we control industry through our purchasing power, for the money god sets the stage in global policies. If we simply refuse products that do not conform to rigid environmental regulations, as well as rejecting those that create disease within our bodies ( such as irradiated, chemically and genetically modified produce ), government will have no choice but to create the legislation that we, the people, demand. As a consequence, industry will be forced to either meet the standards and the requirements of the population, or shut down their operations. Either of these two options is a positive solution to the problem of industry’s free reign over the Earth. For the rest, we have to sacrifice, perhaps be inconvenienced and occasionally spend more for products that are environmentally safe. Industry’s argument is that implementing ecological standards is simply not cost efficient- but it could be if we, as a people, would move as a buying force to those environment-friendly products and away from the others. Do you understand the power of our unity, and why we are manoeuvred into separation?

Are we prepared to use our will, to join as a collective consciousness, and come to the rescue of the Great Mother? By uniting forces with those who have the courage to risk their personal security for the good of the Earth, we can move mountains. What has happened to our ability to discern what is just for our planet?

We must have the courage to stand for our beliefs, to go against the grain if it means honouring Truth. When we will insist upon solutions, enact legislation and do our part to heal the planet, while we can still effect change? What of the animals, the great birds, the dolphins and whales? Do you realise they are slowly disappearing from the face of the planet? What will it take before we move beyond our resignation and fight back, uniting forces to protect and save our land, seas and the very air we breathe? How we are going to do it without whales, dolphins and the Amazon rain forest?

Bush, Kerry or by the way any other leader in the world are not taking the issue with enough boldness. The authorities - the primary decision makers - still do not hear our voice, for it is too soft, too weak. And all this despite the huge number of scientists, and the very Pentagon, who are given the proper information to them about the tragic situation our planet is in.

We have to go into the masses and pull people up to the knowledge, so that our sheer numbers will raise the volume - so that they will be forced to listen. It is not enough to be outraged at the crimes being committed against the earth Mother; we have to contribute to the community to effect change. Our united front is vitality, the moving force, and so is our individual commitment to reducing consumption, careful and correct elimination of waste and overall conscious behaviour as it contributes to the harmonious rebalancing of Gaia. I hope those warnings are not way too late and there will be no way back if we do not heed the message and take decisive action.

That is why my dear brother I’m telling you... just fairy tales they are talking about, just fairy tales!

Much Love.



Date: 10 Oct 2004
Subject: An Open Letter to Young Women of the World from the Stone Kingdom
From: Ariel Ky">

October 10, 2004. This morning I woke from a dream with a message from the Stone Kingdom. If this message resonates with you, please send it out to others who will keep it moving so that it gets the widest possible circulation.

An Open Letter to Young Women of the World from the Stone Kingdom

Look around you with your own eyes and what do you see? Are people happy? Does the earth sing? Is there harmony and peace? Do the birds thrill you with their song and pierce your heart with their paeans to the beauty of the day?

Look in your heart and what do you feel? Are you happy? Does love flow from the center of your being for everyone and everything you encounter? Do the juices of life vibrate every chord of your being so that you rejoice with the gift of life and savor the experience of being alive?

We are the voice of the stone kingdom speaking to you. You should be able to say a resounding yes to all of the questions before you. That is your birthright as a human. Anything else or anything less is out of harmony in what is meant for you to experience on this beautiful planet.

Deep in your soul you know this and you wonder why you hear the anguished cries of hurt and dying children, women and men. You wonder why the throbbing air machines rain agony over the land, scorching the earth and destroying the people. You wonder where the birds have gone and why you don’t hear their happy songs. You wince when you think of the animals disappearing because the false stone ways have covered too much of what they need to survive.

We speak to you that you can change all this. We say rise young women and speak – you are the future of your people. Speak for all of those you care about. Speak with your vote in the process of deciding who governs the people. Take up your role as daughters of the Earth to care for the land and its creatures, the trees and plants, the waters and its creatures, the air and its creatures. Become the ones who govern the people yourselves along with any others who share your vision.

Speak to the people in your life, to the men, the fathers and grandfathers, the uncles, the brothers, the husbands, lovers, and friends, and to your sons, yes, even to those who haven’t been born yet. Speak for them. Speak to the women in your life, your mothers and grandmothers, your aunts, and your sisters, your cousins, your friends. Speak to your teachers and spiritual leaders. Let them know what you care about and what you want done to bring harmony and peace to everyone and everything on this wondrous planet.

Listen to the ancestors. Don’t forget what they have done. Listen to the voice of wisdom of those who have come before you. Listen to us. Hear our voice exhorting you to step forward and claim the vision of a world you want to carry on. Stand forward in all your glory and power. Speak for everyone and everything whose voice is not heard or consulted. Our message to you is to speak your peace and let your voice ring throughout the land.

Young women of the world you can choose not to bring forth life, not to have babies if your voice is not heeded.

- Written by Ariel Ky acting as Voice of the Stone Kingdom


Date: 11 Oct 2004
From: Goldi">
Subject: The Politics of Consciousness

Hi Jean,

I hope this message finds you well and happy! You certainly have been busy - lately I have been struggling to keep up with the constant flood of information coming through, usually a good sign that I need to take a break. As always, however, your newsletter series are an awesome resource of an incredible array of news and information balanced with a spiritual perspective that is hard to find anywhere else. Just wanted to take a moment to say "Thank You!" for all the hard work you do to maintain these newsletters. Below, you will find information that I believe you and your readers will find useful and highly informative.

I don't know if you are familiar with the work of Kay Cordell Whitaker, the "Reluctant" Shaman as she always calls herself. I had been led many years ago to pick up and read her book by the same name as she titles herself. It chronicled the story of how she was "recruited" by an elderly South American couple and trained by them in shamanic techniques - they informed her of the serious necessity of working to put the world "In Balance". I was very impressed with the book, it feels like a feminine version of the Carlos Casteneda books, with her guided forrays into the world of parallel realities, as well as her struggles to wrap a Western-oriented mind around such a different view of the world.

A few years ago, I felt prompted to go googling to find her, wondering what had ever become of her after she wrote that one book, and I discovered a rather bare-bones (at the time) website titled "A World In Balance". It has filled out as time has passed, but I do get the feeling that she does most of her work in "real time" as opposed to online. The website is merely a connecting point, but it's a good place to get some basic understanding of her worldview and teachings, which I am sure you and your readers will resonate strongly with. Her books and a collection of drumming and other guided meditation cd's are available through here as well, for those who might be interested in such things (I can recommend the cd's in particular, I have several of them).

Below is the most recent (abbreviated) newsletter I received today, and besides Kay and her goals, I felt that your newsletter readers might be interested particularly in item #3 below (more information is available from the online version of this newsletter, as well as at the link for the sponsoring web-radio show. A perusal of the confirmed guest list at reveals the promise of potential for serious meaningful dialog on attaining our goals of raising the consciousness of the people to affect that much-needed shift away from our current path of self-destruction. A lot of well-known names here, especially of people who have been working hard to bring that knowledge and understanding to us all!

May we all do our part in assisting to bring our world in balance!


CLIP - Note from Jean: To review the material included in Goldi's letter, please go at - Amongst the things included, the following was found:

The “Politics of Consciousness” (POC) is a series of live, real time, cyber-events, broadcast in high quality audio fidelity, on the Internet. The first 6-hour Web-Casts will launch, 11am to 5pm MT, Sunday October 17 and Sunday October 31, with a diverse line-up of guests, features and entertaining presentations, all exploring how “higher quality politics” can be integrated through “higher consciousness.”


Date: 10 Oct 2004
From: John Kaminski">
Subject: Bush and Kerry Represent the Real Terrorists


Bush and Kerry Represent the Real Terrorists

By Henry Makow Ph.D.

October 10, 2004

Americans have an unappetizing choice November 2.

They can vote for the candidate who metaphorically will kill their brother. Or they can choose the other who will kill their sister.

Choices. Isn't democracy great?

George Bush represents US oil interests. He likely will launch a nuclear war against Iran and let the radiation solve his Iraq problem.

John Kerry represents Rothschild oil interests. Kerry will look the other way while Israel does the same thing.

If I were an American (I am Canadian), I would not vote on Nov. 2.

The election legitimizes and makes us accomplices to government by a thoroughly corrupt and immoral elite. It is far better to disassociate oneself from the sorry affair.


I cannot participate in a system that slaughters its own citizens as a pretext for war. Both the Democrat and Republican leadership are guilty of perpetuating the 9-11 and War on Terror hoax. They are the terrorists, as well as traitors.

On Sept. 11, 7 World Trade Center, a 47-story building nearby collapsed apparently in sympathy with the twin towers. Larry Silverstein, the owner, admits that he chose this moment to demolish it.

Isn't it a huge coincidence that it was already wired for demolition? Was it the intended target of the jet that crashed in Pennsylvania?

Silverstein also owned the World Trade Center. It stands to reason that it was a planned demolition as well. The towers fell in roughly 10 seconds, about the same rate that an object falls through air.

According to Indymedia Hawaii: "Anyone with a little common sense will realize that the top of a building does not pass through the concrete and steel that comprises the lower portion of the building at the same rate that it falls through air. This just doesn't happen, unless, of course, the lower part of the building has lost its structural integrity (and this is usually due to the detonation of a multitude of small explosive charges as seen in controlled demolitions)."

A Boeing 757 jet did not hit the Pentagon. The damage did not fit the profile of a passenger jet and there was no debris on the lawn. See this short video.

Sept. 11 was carried out by the Mossad, CIA and MI-6, which are instruments of the London-based financial cabal that runs the Western world. The purpose was to provide a rationale to invade Moslem countries and create a police state in the West.


The corrupt criminal elite spins a yarn about Al Qaeda. Like children, Americans hope that they won't be harmed if they play along. This has reached the level of "Stockholm Syndrome."

According to Ask Yahoo, "Stockholm Syndrome describes the behaviour of kidnap victims who, over time, become sympathetic to their captors. The name derives from a 1973 hostage incident in Stockholm, Sweden. At the end of six days of captivity in a bank, several kidnap victims actually resisted rescue attempts, and afterwards refused to testify against their captors.

Captives begin to identify with their captors initially as a defensive mechanism, out of fear of violence... Rescue attempts are also seen as a threat; since it's likely the captive would be injured during such attempts.

It's important to note that these symptoms occur under tremendous emotional and often physical duress. The behaviour is considered a common survival strategy ... and has been observed in battered spouses, abused children, prisoners of war, and concentration camp survivors."

When "terrorists" hijacked four planes on Sept. 11, it was only the latest episode in the long history of the kidnapping of humanity by a corrupt financial elite.


"Democracy" is the financial elite's preferred method of deceiving and controlling the plebes.

The media creates the illusion that the candidates are our leaders. In fact, they are members of the elite who also own the media.

Both Bush and Kerry pretend to be opposed. Distant cousins, they are both members of an occult secret society, the Illuminati "Skull and Bones" at Yale. You would think this would disqualify them from "public service."

The two men and their respective parties, act as giant pincers keeping the sheep in their pen. They are the two arms of the great American mental straitjacket. They define the boundaries of the debate. People like Ralph Nader need not apply.

Although the major parties barely differ, they have polarized the US population into two warring camps. Thus Americans ignore the true enemy, the sponsor of both parties.

The U.S. talks of bringing democracy to Iraq. American democracy is an embarrassing farce. The U.S. promises freedom to the world while gutting it at home.


"They Live", a visionary 1988 movie directed by John Carpenter, postulates a police state run by aliens who look and behave like yuppies. The masses are reduced to a nomadic life of poverty and persecution.

The hero, played by wrestler Roddy Piper, discovers glasses that reveal the true hideousness of the ruling class. An interminable fight between Piper and his sidekick ensues when his sidekick refuses to wear the glasses and see the truth. Anyone who has tried to reason with a brainwashed acquaintance will identify.

Prophetically, Piper and the people resisting alien rule are dubbed "terrorists" by the mass media in the movie.

In reality, members of the elite are aliens only in the sense they have embraced the Illuminati's occult mission to spiritually enslave humanity.

Meyer Amschel Rothschild started the Illuminati in 1776, at the same time as the American Revolution which was caused by England's demand that the colonists use its (privately produced) money and stop printing their own.

To put down the revolt, Rothschild concocted the scheme of sending 16,800 Hessian mercenaries. For this King George paid the Hessian Landgrave $20 million which he gave to Rothschild for safekeeping.

Rothschild promptly lent it to the colonists to finance their rebellion. The Rothschilds and their allies have instigated and financed every major war since. (See Gertrude M. Coogan, Money Creators pp.173 ff.)

They regained control of the U.S between 1902 and 1913 when they purchased 25% of US industry and established the privately owned Federal Reserve. When Marina Oswald was asked who killed JFK, she answered, "the Federal Reserve." Kennedy had committed the unpardonable sin: he tried to print US money.

Also known as the Club of the Isles, the moneylenders and their allies are the aliens. Both Bush and Kerry are members of this clique. Every war has been designed to enrich this cabal and consolidate its power.

It controls every Western government, newspaper, TV network, university and large corporation. You are a bystander in their unfolding program of "world government."

I would love to be wrong about all of this. But as a hostage who eschews Stockholm Syndrome, I think that participating in their elections shackles my mind and makes me an accomplice to their evil design.


See also:

A privileged youth, a taste for risk (6/15/2003)
(...) While a senior at Yale, Kerry had been inducted into the secret Skull and Bones society, an exclusive club for Yale men destined to do great things -- or at least for those who were or sought to be well connected. Only 15 students were chosen each year, and Kerry was picked mostly because he was viewed as a future political leader, according to John Shattuck, who was a year ahead of Kerry and recommended his friend's selection. Kerry spent hours inside the tomblike society headquarters. Girls and sex and money were inevitably discussed. But what fellow "bonesmen'' most remember is how Kerry steered the talk toward Vietnam. "You had this group of the elite of the elite selected out of the Yale senior class who probably were most adept at gazing at their own navels and probably thought the world rotated around them,'' said one of Kerry's fellow bonesmen, Dr. Alan Cross. "You had this one among us who saw this growing quagmire in Vietnam we were heading into with good intention and certain results. His statements were really a clarion: 'Hey, guys, this is happening, this is going to define our generation.' '' CLIP - THIS LONG AND VERY COMPREHENSIVE ARTICLE ABOUT THE LIFE OF JOHN KERRY GIVE A MUCH DEEPER PERSPECTIVE ON HIM. MUCH MOORE ON HIM TOO THROUGH


From: "ISIS Consulting"">
Subject: Canada's chance to Keep Space 4 Peace
Date: 11 Oct 2004


By Bruce Gagnon

Bruce Gagnon, a leading American peace activist, expert on US missile defence, and Coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space, will be giving a free public lecture in Wolfville entitled "Blueprint for World Domination: The American Space Program and its Military Industrial Complex". On Friday, October 15th from 7:30- 9:00 Bruce will be speaking and showing the film he has recently co-produced "Arsenal of Hypocrisy" in BAC Room 134 at Acadia Unviversity. All are welcome.

The Canadian government will soon make a historic decision about what role it will play in the new US Star Wars plan. The Pentagon calls it "missile defence" but a quick review of US military documents reveals a long and clear record of moving toward the weaponization of space. In a 1997 US Space Command planning document entitled 'Vision for 2020', the military outlined its plan to control and dominate space. "Control of space," the blueprint noted, "is the ability to assure access to space, freedom of operations within the space medium, and an ability to deny others the use of space." The back cover of the document features a picture of the planet surrounded by space satellites and space-based laser weapons with the words "Space...the war fighters' edge."

The Canadian public is being reassured that its government would not enter an agreement to collaborate on Star Wars if there was any proof that it was designed for any purpose other than "defence." But still, in spite of the overwhelming evidence that the US "missile defence" is a far more radical and ambitious programme, the Canadian government moves ever closer toward participation.

What are the forces driving Canadian Star Wars participation? All one has to do is look at the aerospace industry in Canada to find the answer. The Bush administration launched a public relations campaign immediately after its controversial "election" in 2000 to line up Star Wars partners. Why does Washington need such recruits? The weaponization of space will be one of the largest industrial projects in the history of the planet Earth, costing so much that even the US can't afford it by itself.

Soon after taking office, President Bush sent Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Republican Senator John McCain and Democratic Senator Joseph Lieberman to an international security conference in Munich. Lieberman told the audience of military and political leaders: "Gentlemen, we have bi-partisan support for 'missile defence' in the Congress." The message was clear. If you don't want to miss out on the expected technology and profits, then your governments had better join the Star Wars train. So far this strategy has brought the UK, Australia, Italy, and Japan on-board. Will Canada be next?

In addition to financial gain, delusions of 'influence' are helping to drive the train forward. Since almost all warfare is now coordinated from space, the strategic implications of sole US control of the heavens are stark indeed. Some governments, fearing this advantage, mistakenly believe that by attaching themselves to the US programme they too will gain in power and status, winning a seat at the decision-making 'table'. NATO had this belief when it joined with the US during the 1999 Kosovo war. NATO planes flew missions over Yugoslavia dropping bombs that hit military and civilian targets. When it came time to view the satellite pictures of battlefield damage, the NATO allies found out that the US military would not share the reconnaissance information with them. The allies were furious but also helpless; the US had no intention of being a full partner when it came to space technology utilization.

On August 2, 2004 the US Air Force quietly published a new doctrine called Counterspace Operations. In the Foreword to the document, General John Jumper, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, stated: "The development of offensive counterspace capabilities provides combatant commanders with new tools for counterspace operations. . These operations may be utilized throughout the spectrum of conflict and may achieve a variety of effects from temporary denial to complete destruction of the adversary's space capability."

This grandiose vision, however, includes a number of serious blindspots. Just as proposed US Earth-based missile defence technologies are largely unproven, fantastically expensive, and can be easily and cheaply countered, so its proposed spaced-based weapon systems will only exacerbate the ills they seek to cure: proliferation, instability, suspicion and conflict.

The US is poised to initiate a new, deadly, and costly arms race in space, guaranteed only to make the world - and particularly North America - more vulnerable to devastating attack. The best thing that could happen would be that nations like Canada refuse to join the programme. Canada now has a great opportunity to stand on the side of sanity: but the window is closing fast. Across the world there is a growing grassroots movement to save space for peace. From September 25-October 2, over 100 local protest actions were held in 10 nations opposing Star Wars. In Canada more than 18 local communities held protests calling on the Martin government to step back from the rush to embrace this latest US rush to disaster.

Future generations will remember those of us who speak out now to protect the heavens from the insanity of modern warfare. Let us insist that our precious tax dollars be used to give life here on Earth rather than new forms of death in the skies.

Bruce K. Gagnon
Coordinator Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
PO Box 652 Brunswick, ME 04011
(207) 729-0517 (207) 319-2017 (Cell phone)


Forwarded by Christopher Rudy">


How to Hide 64 Earthquakes

by Ms. Hero Cee
How would you go about hiding the fact that the Earth has been struck by 64 major earthquakes in one week? According to the website of the United States Geographic Survey (USGS), there were no less than 64 earthquakes recorded globally between 19 September and 25 September, 2004. These were no lightweights, either. Take for example a magnitude 5.9 in Fiji, 5.8 in California and a 5.2 in Indonesia. Most of the others hovered around the 3.1 to 5.0 mark - enough to cause substantial damage in most instances.

That so many quakes are being felt everywhere from Russia to Chile should be of major concern to everyone. Yet how many news articles have you read about them? None. There seems to be a concerted effort to deny the reality of these events. Oh well, so what? Surely there are other things more important to report? Perhaps. Let’s continue.

During September there has also been a dramatic increase in global volcanic activity. Again, I refer to the USGS. Are you aware that there are currently 15 major volcanic eruptions occurring? The scale of activity ranges from an increase in lava flow to outright violent explosions and ejections. Here’s some: Asama, Japan, erupted violently for three straight days to 16 September, spewing ash and rock one kilometre into the air and setting off one thousand minor earthquakes.

Fuego, Guatemala, erupted in a series of ten major explosions on 16 September.
Mauna Loa, Hawaii, saw a great increase in overall volcanic activity which set off more than five hundred small earthquakes beneath the summit caldera.

It is a similar story for Pacaya and Santa Maria, Guatemala; Shisaldin, Aleutian Islands; Soufriere Hills, West Indies; Shiveluch, Kliuchevskoi and Karymsky in Russia; Spurr and Veniaminoff, Alaska; and Etna, Italy.

So, as well as earthquake activity, most of the world’s volcanos are set to blow. Wouldn’t you think this should rate a mention in the news? Add to this the other aberrant global events. Need I mention, especially to those poor folks in Florida, the four hurricanes which have struck that region in less than five weeks?

It does not take the brightest light on the Christmas tree to know that something is very wrong here. Why is there such a united front on the part of the world’s media to withhold this information? News only oozes out when it is unavoidable. It is probably impossible to hide the fact of the Florida hurricanes. Yet the stories soon disappear to page 25 and beyond. Next month there will be no further mention of them.

Try to find a story about the spate of meteorites coming to ground in the past year. Astronomers should be having a field day, yet nothing is said. Even when a house in New Zealand was destroyed by an incoming rock, little was reported.
So, let me spell it out for you. The Earth is experiencing unprecedented phenomena which indicate that a major global upheaval is imminent. Why don’t we know about this? Because the media is keeping us occupied with saturation coverage of the US election, the Iraq War, the cost of oil, and the Australian Election (at least in Oz). Then there’s Reality TV to numb our cognitive abilities even further.

They also don’t tell us that most of the world’s navies are currently centred in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans on ‘exercises’. Read: the safest place for a ship during a cataclysm.

Also, most of the world’s astronomers are focussing their attention on the activities at Dome C, Antarctica. Have the Norwegian contingent really gone missing? Or is this just a rumour?

And what is happening at Mirikata? Don’t tell me “nothing”!

Could it be that the Big Event is about to hit? The event for which the entire Iraq War is a smokescreen - the Event over which 20 astronomers from Pic de Bur observatory were killed in a cable-car accident? For those of us who have memories going back more than two weeks, the pieces are falling into place. Just like we feared they would


See also:

Various comments on this story at




US Congress Approves $420 billion For Defense

Washington DC (UPI) Oct 11, 2004 - The House and Senate Armed Services Committees have agreed to add $19.3 billion to the 2005 defense budget over last year's budget, but put new requirements on programs dealing with the Iraq war. The Pentagon will get $420.6 billion in 2005.

The budget authorizes an increase in the size of the Army by 20,000 soldiers and 3,000 additional Marines, a boost in numbers that is necessary to fight concurrent wars that are exacting a heavy toll on ground forces.

The committees also authorized the administration's request for another $25 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In response to the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, the House and Senate conference committee included a provision that requires the defense secretary to prescribe policies to ensure the humane treatment of prisoners and to report to Congress on those policies.

The Pentagon established conflicting rules for prisoners in Iraq and prisoners captured in other conflicts, applying Geneva Conventions protections to the former and not to the latter. Confusion about those policies has been cited in courts-martial and in investigations as contributing to the abuse of prisoners.

The committees also agreed to a provision expanding criminal jurisdiction over federal employees and contractor personnel who are working for the Defense Department overseas, another direct result of the Abu Ghraib abuse, some of which was carried out by contractors who are not covered by the military justice system.

To improve protection for soldiers and Marines in Iraq, the committee earmarked another $572 million for new up-armored Humvees that are better able to take a blast from a landmine. The committees also set aside $100 million for bolt-on armor for regular Humvees already in Iraq.

The bill makes permanent an increase in combat-zone danger pay of $225 a month; it had been temporarily increased by Congress from $150. Congress also made permanent a family separation allowance of $250, up from $100.

The combat pay increase costs the Pentagon roughly $25 million more a month, the reason the Defense Department last year opposed making the increase permanent.

The committees also included a provision that directs the Pentagon to reimburse service members who purchased, or had another person purchase on their behalf, any protective, safety or health equipment for use while deployed in connection with the war in Iraq, Afghanistan or on homeland defense.

Many service members bought their own advanced body armor at a cost of nearly $2,000.

The committees approved another $500 million in 2005 for the training and equipping of Iraqi security forces, an effort that has proceeded fitfully this year, with thousands deserting their posts during heavy fighting in April and May.

They agreed to extend Defense Department healthcare benefits to reservists who are serving on active duty, and also allow military members who are 100 percent disabled from their service to draw both military retirement and disability benefits.

In a blow to the Boeing Co., the committees prohibited the Air Force from leasing its 767 refueling tanker. It authorized the Air Force plan to lease 100 aircraft for the purpose, but required that the contract be competitively awarded.

The twin wars also smoothed the way for a massive buy of major weapons platforms, including: $280 million for 27 UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters; $272 million for aircraft survivability equipment infrared countermeasures; $334 million for Army Hellfire and Javelin missile systems; $905 million for Stryker vehicles for the sixth Stryker Brigade Combat Team; $292 million for 67 Abrams M1A2 System Enhancement Program tanks; $506 million for the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles; $4.1 billion for 24 F/A-22 aircraft for the Air Force; $3 billion for 42 F/A-18E/F aircraft for the Navy; $939 million for 11 C-130J aircraft for the Air Force, and $320 million for four KC-130J aircraft for the Marine Corps; $226 million for two E-2C aircraft for the Navy; and $307 million for 53 JPATS trainer aircraft for the Air Force.

The conferees also approved the purchase and development of nine new ships: $2.3 billion for one Virginia-class submarine; $3.5 billion for three Arleigh Burke-class destroyers; $1 billion for one San Antonio-class amphibious ship; $68.4 million for two T-AKE auxiliary cargo and ammunition ships; $1.5 billion in funding for the development and construction of the first DD(X) destroyer; and $350 million in funding for the development and part construction of the first Littoral Combat Ship.


Subject: John Denver -- A Great Singer-Songwriter And Environmentalist
Date: 12 Oct 2004

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John Denver
A Great Singer-Songwriter And Environmentalist
December 31, 1943 -- October 12, 1997

The Peace Poem

There's a name for war and killing
there's a name for giving in
when you know another answer
for me the name is sin
but there's still time to turn around
and make all hatred cease
and give another name to living
and we could call it peace

And peace would be the road we walk
each step along the way
and peace would be the way we work
and peace the way we play

And in all we see that's different
and in all the things we know
peace would be the way we look
and peace the way we grow

There's a name for separation
there's a name for first and last
when it's all for us or nothing
for me the name is past
but there's still time to turn around
and make all hatred cease
and give a name to all the future
and we could call it peace

And if peace is what we pray for
and peace is what we give
then peace will be the way we are
and peace the way we live

Yes there still is the time to turn around
and make all hatred cease
and give another name to living
and we can call it peace

by John Denver 1982

Taken from The John Denver Memorial Peace Cloth


See also:

Ecology Hall of Fame: John Denver1943 - 1997

The Official John Denver Website

John Denver’s bio

Listen to Calypso by John Denver

The Windstar Foundation
Windstar was founded in 1976 by singer/songwriter and environmentalist John Denver along with Aikido Master Tom Crum. Windstar is a non profit environmental education organization which promotes a holistic approach to addressing environmental concerns. It is the recognition and demonstration that each of us is part of, and responsible for, the quality of life on planet Earth; and that which affects any one of us, affects us all.

In 1984 and '85, Denver was the first Western artists to tour the Soviet Union following a resumption of cultural exchanges with the United States. He was also one of the first Western artists to go on a multi-city tour of China, in 1992.
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