Silver Legion Announcements
Well, I listened to the broadcast linked by Ray. Interesting, to say the least.
When you're listening to these things, it's a good idea to centre yourself and keep yourself centred. There's a lot of attempts to pull at your identity and a lot of attempts to hijack your thought. Every now and then something good slips through, but it's a good idea to go into this stuff with your critical thought engaged. Don't be a passive listener, actively think about the implications and other meanings of what these channeled entities are saying. When you're done listening, ground and centre and intentionally clear yourself of anything not you, or anything you didn't authorize.
Let's examine some of the highlights, shall we?
1. According to the channeled beings, 'ascension' will occur on April 15, 2014.
I really doubt this for a lot of reasons, but one of the primary reasons is that we received intel in December suggesting that there would be an attempt to falsify ascension in April using projected frequencies from HAARP and satellites, paired with holographic projections. The intention was to artificially propagate a feeling of euphoria or ecstasy across the globe in order to convince everyone that the 'gods had returned' and 'we have ascended', when in actuality nothing at all has actually changed.
I would like to remind people that ascension is not just a happy feeling. It will involve drastic changes that you will be able to see, and will involve the automatic repair of all damage to your form. If 'ascension' occurs and I've still got my crown and all those fillings, you can bet it wasn't really ascension. You will never need a 'healing chamber' or anything of the sort if true transition to the next dimension has occurred. The transition itself would obviate the need for that.
2. They want you to do meditations on Facebook in the next two days, especially.
If you really feel called to do this, I'm not going to stop you. I don't agree that Facebook is or should be a necessary thing for ascension. These channeled entities had no problems with pushing everyone to get a Facebook account. I don't know about you, but I would rather NOT give everything I do directly to the CIA. Sure there might be some good guys in the CIA, that doesn't necessarily mean that they won't misuse that data.
I would recommend instead that you meditate in your own way or take part of group meditations that don't buy into spiritual hierarchies and mandalas and other forms of enslavement and imprisonment.
3. They think they're going to come in their ships on April 25, 2014.
As mentioned above, we know about plans to utilize holographic projectors to fake an alien invasion. There's also been attempts to recruit RC helicopter owners to cover their helicopters in LED lights and precipitate a massive 'UFO hoax' to prank the world.
If anyone does actually show up (as more than just lights in the sky or 'I saw shiiiiiips'), proceed with all caution. We're back to the Interstellar Candy Vans – don't go off with anyone you don't know really well and haven’t arranged things ahead of time with. And if you feel uncomfortable about any being, tell them to leave you alone. If they don't, use the force of your will to push them away and don't let them near you. Don't go getting into strange space craft and don't go into strange 'chambers' no matter what they say they're for.
4. Apparently G.H.W. Bush is one of their incarnates.
Specifically, they're claiming he's the incarnate of the 'Archangel Michael'. It's worth remembering that both sides used incarnation and that not all incarnates are automatically incarnates of the good guys, or even the neutrals. There's reptilian incarnates, there's a heck of a lot of Ashtar Command incarnates, and there's plenty of others from the Demiurge side of things. It's not inconceivable that G.H.W. Bush is one of those.
Of course a statement like this opens up a public door for high-ranking assholes in the Cabal to suddenly have a 'change of heart' to start portraying themselves as having been tormented good guys all along. Don't buy into it. Being an incarnate isn't a pass on bad behaviour. Planet Earth and all her people are entitled to justice. And yes, this justice will need to be carried out by Terrans, in full view of all on this planet. It would definitely be best if this was not mob justice but something involving due process, however tempting it might be to just hang them all without a trial.
Additionally, with the 'revelation' that G.H.W. Bush is an incarnate, these channeled entities refer back to the notion that all this suffering and evil was somehow 'necessary for our spiritual advancement'. This is not the case. Suffering and oppression are not required for ascension or spiritual advancement. We never asked for this, it was not necessary, it's not somehow secretly good for us, and it's wrong no matter how you try to cut it. Just because we react to the oppression by waking up and advancing ourselves does not in any way mean that the oppression and enslavement were somehow good for us. It just means that the universe has evolved a defence mechanism against this kind of attack.
Everyone loves talking about revaluations. NESARA, Dinars, Dongs, and 'we're all going to be stinking rich!'. Don't let your greed run away with you just yet. While we're all tired of debt slavery, wage slavery, taxation, and all the other ways in which this hideous Orion-based system of economic fleecing harms us, anything promising you instant gratification and riches is going to be false. We can't permit a situation to take place where the Cabal just re-wealths itself up right away. There's not going to be any kind of solution that will render the 'faithful' really wealthy really quickly, since anything like that would be too ripe for abuse.
I should think that global priorities should take precedence over individuals getting a chance to play fat cat. I know I'd personally rather see money go into infrastructure; planetary cleanup; the development and distribution (not sale) of healing and medical tech, replicators, and over-unity energy devices; and things that benefit all people, before I got a fat cheque that I could use to buy the latest gadget or fancy house. Getting everyone to a comfortable subsistence, yes. Turning the 'faithful' into overnight playboys? No.
6. Enjoy your healthy dose of hypnotism and Neuro-Linguistic Programming!
This broadcast was rife with hypnotic repetition, particularly when our little Underdark friend Zor-something or other started talking. The constant use of the phrase 'it is termed' is not an innocuous verbal tic from some guy who doesn't speak English, it's hypnotic repetition. Please note how it is used very heavily at the beginning of his speech, and then abandoned while he speaks almost normally for a large stretch (thus demonstrating that he does indeed know how to speak English) and only resurrected at specific points of his speech. All of the speakers used some form of hypnotic repetition – particularly common is the use of terms that are established in earlier channeled messages, such as 'dear ones', and 'we long to be united with you'.
Pay very close attention to the use of ambiguous terms and phrases. At one point they flat out tell you that if you do what they say, 'you will become another person'. That's not a euphemism for being a better person or personal growth. They're literally telling you that they're going to hijack you, kick your soul out of your body, and replace it with something else. Don't do it. Bad idea.
Never assume these guys are just using euphemism and colloquialism. They're often telling you the absolute truth about their oppressive intentions, couched in pretty phrases that sound like really positive things. Nope!
7. And now, a word from our sponsor
At one point the channel channeled 'Prime Creator'. I would like to once again remind people that you cannot channel Source. This is not the creator of the universe, though he would certainly like you to think he is, and he's trying to bandwagon as many followers as he can by adding artificial inclusivity (mother/father god etc.). If you want a better idea of what entity this might be, you should go re-read my last post...
Edit: If you want to talk to Source, do it by seeking within yourself, not stretching outside yourself. As all of us are part of Source and Source is within all of us, you can go within yourself to speak to Source. It might not be a conversation with words that you can hear in your ears, but you can ask there for help and guidance if you feel lost or scared or any of those things. The answer may not come right away, but when it comes, you'll know it. It'll be synchronistic.
With all those beings that want to convince you that they're 'God', it can be dangerous to reach for Source by going outside yourself. Going within yourself is safe. You can't accidentally get a bad guy trying to trick you. Go into your centre to find Source - not out into the cosmos.
8. Please don't spread fear porn.
This is the only part of the broadcast I can really get behind, to the point where I'm wondering whether someone else might have jacked into the broadcast for a bit, possibly the real Mikey. It really doesn't do us any good to dwell on the terrifying, or speak as though the evil things that are planned can't be stopped or must happen. Instead, view, read or listen to these things if you must but don't let the fear touch you. Instead, plan to stop whatever it is you don't like.
Tom Sims - stop trying to post on this blog. You have, through your own actions, demonstrated yourself to be extremely unethical and self-serving. You are not welcome to post here.
Some thoughts on the recent claims that 'Andromedans' will be taking people on biospheres without their knowledge and consent to another planet in order to repeat the 'experiment'...
(This is in reference to material from Thomas Hughes claiming that the Andromedans intend to take a portion of 3D humans that are felt to be unready to ascend and transfer them to a biosphere in which they will live in a holograph that mimics this reality until they are delivered to a new planet. This transfer is supposed to be seamless and imperceptible to the one being transferred.)
I have no idea if this is true or not. What I do know is that anyone who is proposing doing anything to any Terran human without their full conscious knowledge and consent is really out of line. No matter what they may claim about the agreement of the soul in this matter, the conscious knowledge and consent of the embodied Terran is required for this to be anything but yet more tyranny. The circumstances that exist on this planet are such that many things have been falsified to look as though souls have agreed to things they have not in fact agreed to. If even one individual were to be taken in such a way, in error, where they truly did not wish or did not agree to this, it would be a crime of interstellar proportions.
ALL TERRANS have a right to know - consciously - the truth of what has been done on this planet. Only when they have been informed and are able to make an informed, conscious decision, as an embodied Terran (not simply a 'soul decision', which cannot be validated or verified and could be interpreted in error by a third party) and as a soul, can any offer to return to the 3D to continue the experiment be made. If people should choose to return, then yes, they can be offered the opportunity to do so. But absolutely, under no circumstances, should this be done without full knowledge and consent by all parts of that being - including their Terran-embodied parts.
There has already been too much abuse to permit something like this to take place. Given that soul agreements on this planet were often falsified to begin with, any purported agreement of the soul to this kind of action can not be trusted. Blanket actions performed without the knowledge and consent of the people these actions are being performed on should not be tolerated. Embodied Terrans are not toys for 'higher dimensionals' to play with. Despite our current lifespans and situations, we on Earth are not incidental things whose decisions are irrelevant and need not be honoured. The value of any given Terran life is as infinite as any non-Terran. Our choices also matter.
Neither the Andromeda Council nor any other group has the authority or right to migrate people from planet Earth without their knowledge or consent, especially not in the massive numbers such as proposed in this scheme. If you also feel you have a right to choose, and that others should have a right to choose with full knowledge of what that choice entails, hold that intention in your core and project it outwards like a radio broadcast. Let the universe know in no uncertain terms that you do not consent to having your friends and family stolen without their knowledge, by a third party that has not proven its own trustworthyness. Let the Andromedans - or any others - know that the legacy of lies and illusions must not continue with even more lies and illusions.
Nothing will suffice but absolute Terran freedom. No beings have the right to 'do' anything to us. They never had that right in the first place, and the answer to that crime is not to continue it elsewhere.
I saw Cameron Day's article 'Why I Am No Longer A Lightworker' shortly after it came out, and loved it. I also really loved his article 'Tell the “Lords” of Karma That You Are Sovereign – No Longer a Lightworker Part 2'. If you haven't yet read them, I suggest you go do that now. They're great. They echo some of the things that I and others have been saying all along about hierarchy and control.
The dichotomy between 'Light' and 'Dark' as presented in the pageantry of the Demiurge is a false construct. This planet has had a paradigm of hierarchy and control shoved upon it. We've been given two false choices between being hierarchical 'bad guys', or being hierarchical 'good guys'. Both are ultimately bad guys, because they are predicated on the notion that there is always someone above you who must be obeyed. Often, this ultimate figure which 'must be obeyed' is represented to you as 'god'. Sometimes the adherents to the paradigm try to claim it's actually Source. WRONG.
The fact that this duality is a false construct does not mean that there aren't objectively bad beings and the Demiurge and its forces shouldn't be opposed. All parts of the Demiurge are bad, and definitely should be opposed. Even their false 'Light' side.
Various spiritual and extra-dimensional actors have been a part of this system of control. This includes a lot of ETs that have presented themselves to you as saviours and figures of power. This includes 'archangels' operating within spiritual hierarchies of angels, 'ascended masters', or anything else that claims to be part of any hierarchy. This includes a lot of the critters that are channeled, and pretty much anything out of any religious institution ever – with a few exceptions. There's been a lot of power and effort invested in building, maintaining, growing, and expanding this system of control, and there's a lot of beings involved in the project. None of them are your friends. None of them want anything good for you. What they want is your obedience and for you to feed their machine. Don't do it.
If anything should come to you claiming to be your saviour, tell it to get lost. There are no saviours, because the act of being a 'saviour' presupposes the loss of agency and sovereignty of the 'saved'. We are obligated to act on our own behalf and not to wait around for someone else to do it for us.
If anything should come to you claiming to be set above you in any way, tell it to get lost. This includes beings claiming to be relatives or servants of 'God' or claiming to be 'God'; beings claiming to be divinely ordained, assigned, ordered, mandated, and the like as an authority figure; or beings claiming to be more intelligent, powerful, wiser, more 'evolved', and the like.
If anything should come to you demanding your obedience, tell it to get lost. The only things that demand obedience are things in service to the Demiurge. Even Source does not demand obedience.
If anything should come to you claiming that it is higher dimensional and therefor has a right to do anything to you, tell it to get lost. Nothing has that right. And you have a right to defend yourself against anything that tries.
If anything should come to you and tell or demand you to follow an alleged contract or previous agreement, tell it to get lost (after you tear up/rescind the contract). Many of these supposed contracts were done under false pretences, for the purposes of enslaving you. You have the right to reject them and to refuse to be held to any of them.
If anything should come to you and attempt to dictate your identity to you, tell it to get lost. Your identity is your business and nothing and no one has the right to define it for you. You are the only arbiter of your identity. You, and you alone get to decide who and what you are. Likewise, you don't get to decide someone else's identity for them.
Source requires nothing of you other than your best attempt to live according to your free will. Source will never issue edicts, demand obedience, put someone else above you, order you or anyone else around, or send 'special servants' to rule over you and tell you what to do. Anyone making that claim is not coming from Source but from the paradigm of control. From the Demiurge.
Source does not speak like a voice in your head. Source communicates to us through synchronicity and that 'aha moment' when we have a sudden awareness or realization of something that we didn't realize before, even if all the pieces were there. Source uses 'coincidence' to provide to us the information we need to succeed or to become involved. Sometimes we're aware of the touch of Source, sometimes we aren't. It's a really cool feeling when you become aware of it.
Additionally, Source does not act directly upon creation, as if it did, it would become partisan and thus cease to be all things and thus cease to be Source. Source cannot personify without that personification ceasing to be Source. A Source is defined as all things and thus cannot be only one thing.
Source interacts with creation through actors. That is, us. Any given one of us can be made aware of a need through synchronicity or coincidence and can choose to answer that 'invitation from Source' to act. It's a free will choice, and if we refuse, the choice will be offered to someone else who can do the work until it gets done. We are all Source inasmuch as we are part of all things, and Source can act through us, but that does not give us authority, or dominance over any other aspect of creation.
Yes, there are beings with a great deal of personal power. This still doesn't give them any right to put themselves above any other being. There are gods (note the small 'g'). Beings like Thor, Odin, Apollo, Athena, Shiva, Pele, etc., exist. They're very powerful beings and some of the oldest in creation. But they are not part of a hierarchy above you and they do not deserve your worship. They deserve the same consideration you would give any other living thing, and as intelligent actors deserve respect according to their actions (which might be no respect at all in some cases). There are also angels, of various kinds. Consider the gods to be the 'firstborn of the universe' and angels to be the 'secondborn of the universe' – just like an older sibling, they might be a bit bigger and stronger than you, but it does not mean they are better than you (and some of you might very well be one of them – yes, they incarnate too). Nor do they deserve automatic obedience or worship. Yes, some have gone rogue and joined into the paradigm of domination and control, but many gods and angels are still free and are anarchic – without rulers. If you should encounter one of these, treat them as an equal. They have no more right to rule over you than a pile of gravel does. Reject any god or angel which tries to place itself above you.
Yes, dimensions exist and they are layered. They are also not a hierarchy. Just because we here might be 3D doesn't mean someone who is 4D or 6D or 12D is better than us. They might have more personal power, will almost certainly be older than our current body, and maybe have retained a bit of wisdom from memories that are denied us... but they are not better than us. They are not above us in terms of controlling us or having any right to decide our fate or future. Dimensions are densities of existence, not hierarchies of achievement and power. Think of it this way, if you have several coloured liquids of different densities and you pour them into a clear glass, they will settle into a nice little rainbow. The top slice is not smarter, better, more deserving, more evolved, or naturally deserving of rulership over the slices below it. It's just a slice of a different density. Nor are the slices at the bottom stupid, weak, or deserving of any kind of slavery or hardship because of their position within densities.
Yes, we are all one, inasmuch as we are all part of creation and creation is Source. However, this is not a race to dissolution. It's possible to be one with everything and retain your personal identity, personality, and perceptions. That's the whole point of existing as a separate entity. Don't be in a rush to become nothing. Evolution does not mean the dissolution of self. It means learning more things and having different experiences. Nor are you required to like all of your fellow creations. You're still welcome to disagree with others. What you are not allowed to do is attempt to force others to do what you think is best regardless of their will. Those who attempt to remove or curtail the free will of other beings en masse, lose the right to existence themselves; and they are fair game for all the beings who want to remove them.
Laws are creations of societies. Some are more closely aligned with naturally living than others, but they are all creations of societies. That means they can be changed, and that means that they can be chosen. Source does not make laws. Those things claimed to be “God's Laws” don't come from Source. Yeah, they include some good ideas, but they're still not from Source. We will likely require some form of law in our society yet; until sociopathy no longer exists and people no longer feel the need to commit crimes against one another to attain an advantage over each other, we'll need some codified system of reparation and restoration. However, we need to divorce the notion of justice from the notion of obedience to an external entity. The two are not synonymous. These varying sets of laws handed to us by various “God” figures will always contain reasonable things like 'don't steal, don't rape, don't lie, don't murder'. There's no problems with that. The problems arise when they try to sneak in stuff that isn't related, that reinforces the system of control and rule. The fact that they have some good ideas doesn't mean they have any other validity. Nor does any religion have a monopoly on the good ideas. All human societies have come up with variations of the good stuff. We don't get our morality from 'God'. We get it from understanding that some actions harm others and realizing that we're not ok with that as a society and as individuals.
The Silver Legion is not part of the Demiurge's false dichotomy. We are actually anarchists. Anarchy doesn't mean destructive chaos or every-man-for-himself. It means 'without rule'. We do not have rulers. Every Silver Legionnaire, regardless of rank or position within our organization, is equal. There's gods and angels in the Silver Legion, and you'll find them chumming around with everyone else; telling stories, playing pranks, enjoying food and drink; and socializing just like everyone else. They don't get any special placement or special consideration. They're just as quick to lend a hand and help out as anyone else. Our 'ranks' are only indication of the level of responsibility of an individual, not of their authority to make demands of others. Most people in the Legion want to be part of the 'rank and file', because that's where all the actual fun happens – all the action. The joke about 'promotions' is that the promoted individuals didn't step back fast enough when the call came. The leadership is largely involved in coordination and administration (not ruling), though they're certainly not averse to personally kicking some ass when required.
Because we are not part of the false dichotomy, we don't classify ourselves personally as 'Light' or 'Dark'. I've largely used the term 'Lightwarrior' to describe us as it's easily understood, and because 'warrior' alone has too many connotations that don't fit what we are. In actuality we don't subscribe to the dichotomy. About 95% of our people are people who prefer to do things that help others – Service to Others. Not 'good', not 'Light', just folk who are motivated to help others rather than seeking to satisfy their own desires (or whose desires primarily include helping others). About 4% are 'neutrals', they just don't care one way or another. And about 1% are Service to Self. Not 'Dark', not 'evil', just motivated by self-interest. They're all welcome and they all have a place. The Service to Self guys can sometimes get places and do things that the Service to Others guys can't, mostly because they'd stick out like a sore thumb. We're able to offer the Service to Self types something they consider to be fair in exchange. Most of them would stick with us simply because they get treated with respect and they can do what they want as long as it doesn't hurt someone else. We don't judge them. They're welcome with us as long as they agree to follow the codes of behaviour and ethics that we require of all our Legionnaires.
We actually have a kind of 'idiot test' for new recruits. There's a few people in our ranks who are from 'evil' species. They're pretty typically selfish for their race. They're also highly visible. New recruits are told not to harm other Silver Legionnaires. The ones who fixate on these supposed 'evil' races and attempt to harm them fail our test. The first time they try it, they get a lecture in the infirmary (after being healed or brought back to life as necessary) on not judging others despite whatever preconceived notions they may have of the goodness or evilness of that person. They get a lecture on tolerance and how there's not only room but need for many types of people in the Silver Legion. If they try it again, we kick them out. The same goes for Service to Self recruits that decide to try to abuse others in the Legion or outside of it. They get the lecture first, and if they persist after that, they're out.
The people I work with in the Silver Legion, and the ETs I work with, have in their actions demonstrated themselves to be honest, committed, respectful, and ethical. Incarnates and other Terrans are considered to be equal to anyone else; we may have a more limited perspective and be suffering under a lot of adverse programming, but we're still considered people deserving of basic respect. They don't claim to be better than me, wiser than me, smarter than me, more deserving than me, or of anyone else. They make no bones about the fact that they're fallible and able to make mistakes. When they make mistakes, when they find out, they take actions to rectify the situation and they own up to their errors.
No one ever 'orders' me to do anything, nor do they ever do anything to me, with or without my consent. If they want to help me, they'll wait for me to ask them for help, then they'll tell me what they want to do and why; and if I choose to accept it, I can unchoose it if I am not comfortable, and if I don't accept it they won't argue with me. They give advice when asked, but don't try to force me to take it. They also ask my advice sometimes. It's an equal partnership. It is not a relationship predicated on notions of superiority/inferiority, or control, or obedience, etc., it's a relationship predicated on love, respect, and equality. They don't judge me or others, even if they don't agree. And they have a sense of humour. They're able to laugh at themselves, to laugh at the absurdity of life, tell jokes, and tease and prank each other without harming one another. They're quite capable of finding the same things funny that we do. And they never get insulted or assume the position of the superior.
When I do my work at night, I assign myself missions. I've often woken up energized and buzzing, unless I've gotten myself into trouble, or unless I've had a bad night due to physical reasons (I suffer from sleep apnea and have been an insomniac all my life, and as has been mentioned before, I have a thyroid problem which directly affects my energy levels). No one orders me to do stuff. I choose myself what I'm going to do, according to what I feel needs to be done. I usually do the ass kicking, but I have on occasion had my ass kicked as well, which can lead to me waking up feeling like warmed over roadkill. These episodes happen less and less as I get more adept at knowing when to stir the shit and when to back off.
often have doubts. Doubts are healthy. Doubts indicate that someone
is capable of thinking critically and examining something;
demonstrating that they don't take information for granted or as
automatically true just because it comes from a source they like. I
am extremely leery of someone who never questions, because they are
ripe for control. I have found that my people have, time and time
again, demonstrated their integrity and ethics in their dealings with
me and other people. I don't know everything and I still question
everything, but I truly feel that I can rely on my people to the very
end. If we should fail, it won't be because we did not make the
Note: No, this is not aimed at Drake, or anyone in particular. It's a set of tools for you to be able to utilize in determining what kind of information supports freedom and what supports oppression; and it's an illustration of what the Silver Legion in particular is. Drake's not always good with words (he tends to loquacious and often ends up wandering so far off topic that he fails to answer the question), but after working with the guy for two years I can definitely vouch for him. He's trying to do the right thing. And his book - Me, Myself and I, is actually a very empowering book. Though, I will say that the editing is non existent - however, it suffers from no editorial control by a third party, so that's something.
JHC: I'm with you on the 'forgiveness' aspect. If someone's done something and it was done out of an honest mistake or out of some kind of sickness from within that can be healed to prevent them from acting out again, then yeah, forgiveness might have a role. But these groups use 'forgiveness' as a stand-in for 'suck it, bitch, take it like the little bitch we think you are, and be grateful for the experience'. Forgiveness can have no role where abuses continue. If you really feel you have to forgive, do it when you've reached a place where they can't continue to hurt you, or others you love. Whether that place comes from you eliminating them from existence or whether you've chosen to simply remove yourself from their grasp - just make sure you're beyond their reach. Then you can forgive them if you feel it necessary.
Note: It came to my attention that people were having trouble posting comments. I had noticed that the blog was strangely quiet. However, a few people got through, which had me puzzled. People reported that they were unable to click on the button to submit a comment.
I investigated the issue and discovered an invisible box had somehow found its way over top the comments link. This has been removed, so commenting should be possible again.
Also, a personal request. Please stop giving me medical advice on my thyroid. I appreciate that you care, but I don't have the money, time, or other resources to pursue all these panaceas.
'Wantstobelieve' and anyone else who feels this blog is a good place to proselytize... It's not. This is not your soap box. Please refrain from proselytizing or otherwise supporting spiritual heirarchies and the Demiurge in your comments on this blog. This is your only warning. Anything deemed to be proselytization will be deleted henceforth.
There is nothing wrong with the teachings of Christ, the notions upheld are good ones. The problem comes in demanding that others acknowledge any being as an authority over them, let alone the authority over them. The men whose stories contributed to the narrative of Christ never demanded authority or intended to do so. This was an addition added on by the Romans, particularly Paul.
Smoknhalo, and all others, I would like to remind you that I have absolutely no editorial control over your posts other than 'accept' or 'delete'. So if you wish to post a private message to me that you don't want published, do it inside a separate post from one you DO want published. I cannot edit your posts in any way at all.
So someone commented that we were getting pretty high up on the comment numbers in the other thread, so here's a new thread, with a little bit of information.
First of all, yes, I am retired from radio speaking at this time. This retirement will last until I can 'put my money where my mouth is', as they say over here. I've seen a lot of people on the internet complain that people like me should put out or shut up, so I don't see the problem with actually taking that advice, and shutting up until I can put out. I won't make things up in a vain attempt to keep myself relevant. I won't knowingly release something I don't believe is true. I've already released what I know, so until I have something new, I'll keep my peace.
This also means I won't be releasing a lot of comments on other things that are going on, for the most part. I've been reading your comments and discussions here over the last little while, and I don't think you need me to tell you Ukraine is a Cabal operation with multiple objectives, some obvious and some not so obvious. You've already figured that out really well. People have already figured out that the snipers were Blackwater/Academi mercenaries, that the protests were funded by the Cabal (masquerading as the USA), that there's a pyramid in Crimea, and that Russia has not actually invaded Crimea and the worldwide news is distinctly partisan to whatever the Cabal wants us to believe - which is usually opposite of the actual truth.
Nor do you need me to tell you that the mysterious vanishing plane is not exactly a run-of-the-mill aviation incident. The only thing I can release about that situation at this time is that there was ET action involved and that it was by positives, and no one was killed. That's what I've been told by Admiral Mander. I can't verify this in the real world for kind of obvious reasons. I don't have any other details, such as which specific group was involved, how it was done, why it was done, or why they could do that yet we're still getting bombarded by chemtrails. If dawn comes tomorrow with news stories of wreckage found, I've either been told wrong/heard wrong/am crazy or that stuff was planted to assist the downed-plane narrative to prevent this from becoming a form of soft disclosure.
Alex Collier's post has some factual information but a lot of stuff that doesn't appear to be accurate according to my sources. Please feel free to use your own discernment rather than relying on mine to sort out what's real and what's not. I will state this... if any group tries to abandon their incarnates, there will be repercussions. Also, the situation at hand does not support the pulling out of the positive ET forces at this time or in the foreseeable future. Maybe whoever Alex Collier is talking to thinks that ETs should pull out. However, they're going to have to make the Silver Legion leave, because we don't abandon our people. Trying to force us would be enough cause for us to remove anyone attempting to force us to abandon our people. Trying to force us to abandon our people would be a dick move of epic proportions, and we don't expect they'd survive the attempt.
This suggestion to use discernment goes also for Cobra's post, or anything anyone says including myself. I will state that we have noticed that Cobra posts more that seems to be actually beneficial these days. Yes, the situation he is describing with weapons capable of destroying the entire universe (and possibly others that get caught in the back-blast) is real. He's able to talk about it because it is no longer the threat it was (though there is still much work to be done). We've long been saying that the situation on Terra affects far more than this planet. That's why. Those demanding ET just go fuck off and leave you alone... no. Not when you're harbouring that. Once that situation has been diffused entirely and is no longer a risk in any way, shape, or form, and we have retrieved our personnel... then we'll discuss it.
In other news, I'm currently really enjoying this youtube channel. Please feel free to take a listen and pass it along to others if you feel inclined to do so. The speakers give good information and concise analysis without assuming that we're going to lose, and while providing advice on how to move forward. I don't make endorsements often. After watching several of these clips, I feel fully comfortable in endorsing these guys.
Clarification on the situation in Ukraine: I don't believe Putin is a good guy in this. Putin's interests are for Russia, not for the world, and he has definitely done his share of dirty deeds. However, the Ukrainian colour revolution was co-opted and funded by the Cabal, directly. What might have started as a movement of the people has become a triumph of Cabal-backed nazis. Yes, nazis. Please remember, if you have a revolution and the Cabal helps you, you didn't win. The Cabal won.
This is mostly being used as an opportunity for the Cabal to fabricate a premise to start world war III against Russia. At least publicly. Ukraine was chosen for this because it was something Russia can't ignore and can't back down from, strategically. The intent is to goad Russia. They weren't able to get their world war over Iran or Syria because of Russia. So now they will try to get it by making a provocation Russia cannot ignore, and the Cabal media is working overtime to make sure there is nothing that Russia can do to defuse the situation as it did with Syria. The anti-Russian propaganda machine has been going overtime trying to 'other' the Russians. I am not saying the Russians are perfect. They are no more perfect than any other group on this planet. But there is a clear attempt to paint them as categorically evil in the media right now. Don't believe Cabal propaganda. Even when they give you true information, it's only enough for the purpose of convincing you to believe a bigger lie.
Not being Ukranian, my opinions on what should be done are irrelevant, but I would prefer to see Ukraine as a free nation, not as a puppet-state of Russia or the EU. However, Ukraine has not been given the choice of being an independent free nation. The Cabal offers them the choice of being a puppet-state of the EU, and Putin offers them the choice of being a puppet-state of Russia. Neither are acceptable in my mind.
The pyramid in Crimea is very important, and all apologies to the Tatars and other Crimean people who don't want Russia there and whose lives are at risk by this, but that pyramid must be kept out of the hands of the Cabal. Putin is not actually Cabal. Putin is for Russia. That might be a little bit short sighted when the world is at stake, but he's still not Cabal. The nature of powerful sites means that someone would be there after it. Until Crimea can defend that pyramid from all comers, settle for just keeping it away from the Cabal.
Jiyu: What I meant was simply an acknowledgement that Putin is no angel and has done his share of dirty deeds. Unlike some people, I don't think that Putin and Russia can do no wrong. That is all.
There seems to be some confusion about why it is I'm here. Believe it or not, I am not here to:
1. Be a news reporter;
2. Be an encyclopedia or Q&A officer;
3. Provide a YouTube video clearinghouse for everyone else's stuff;
4. Provide a gossip/water cooler station; or
5. Prove that I or anyone else exists.
I am here to help win this war any way I can help win it. Currently that does not seem to include actual physical interaction on the part of my troops. If that ever changes, I'll let you know what I can, when I can let you know without endangering operations or myself.
In the meantime, barring the more efficacious action that we all crave, I will do the next best thing that I can. I will do what I can to support those who can do what I can't. If that means doing laundry, washing pots, or making meals (you'd probably prefer the latter, I'm a pretty decent cook) for freedom fighters, hey, I'll do that. If that means getting trained in first aid and knowing what to do if someone gets hurt, hey, I'll do that.
Trev. I don't know what kind of psychological satisfaction you get out of clinging to the notion that there is no possible help from trained professionals. Maybe you just really really get off on the idea of jack boots on your face and FEMA camps or something. Whatever the reason is, don't be so quick to discard the efforts of other people unless you have first hand knowledge demonstrating absolutely that this is the case. Don't let fear or pessimism let you fall into the trap of assuming that everyone else is against freedom. If that was the case there wouldn't even be the illusion of a fight for freedom - there would be no need. There's people out there who want to help. Don't knock efforts to get them organized and actually doing something.
Unless of course you'd prefer to masturbate to dystopian fear porn. In which case, go ahead, but don't do it on my blog. You can stay in your room behind your bolted doors and wait for the goons to kick in your door if you really want, but I would suggest instead finding some way to contribute in a productive manner. That doesn't include tearing down everyone who is attempting to fix the problem with your fears and venom.
For those of you who missed it, Drake's show yesterday was a call to action. If you want to be free, if you want to see your kids and grandkids grow up free of oppression, if you want to be able to wake up in the morning without hating your own existence, it's time to take some action. There is no more time for people to sit around waiting for others to solve the problem and speculate about whether this is real or not. It's real.
If you're in a position to assist Drake, I suggest you use your channels of communication to get in touch and find out what you can do. If you're a regular person and still want to help, I suggest you start figuring out ways to be productive. Learn first aid. Get some supplies, not only for yourself, but for others. Find out where you can volunteer your time and effort, and make a list of your useful skills and training so that you know where your strengths are and what you can do. If you've got computer skills, for instance, you might want to use some of those for protecting others. If you work at the water treatment plant, have a plan in place for what to do if someone tries to sabotage it. Don't assume you're not able to contribute, and don't sit there and do nothing, and certainly don't be in a hurry to tear down anyone who takes action.
Final note of housekeeping. I hate YouTube videos. I especially hate YouTube videos over 15 minutes. If you're posting a YouTube video without a synopsis of what the video is about, I'm going to start deleting it. Posting a random link to some 3 hour monstrosity full of over-dramatic music, scrolling text, and endless repetition of basic information is not helpful, especially when you've given us absolutely no information about what it is about or what its creator is trying to convince us of. Like I said above, this is not a clearinghouse for all your YouTube videos. I don't care if you want to make something viral. This isn't your soapbox. It's actually mine. I'm going to start requiring an essay on each YouTube link provided - 100 words per every 10 minutes - if I don't see some improvement in posting context with links. Maybe I'll even grade you. (Actually that's way more work than I actually want to go through, but it's a good threat.)
I'd like to share one of my favourite songs, by one of my favourite bands - Metric. This one encapsulates a lot of my feelings about all of this.
Marlo, this one is for you.
Edwin: I'm going to start deleting your posts whenever I see them - including those that you might try to sneak in under another name with your characteristic venom. I have to delete more than half of them as it is, because you can't seem to keep away from the ad hominem attacks, and you're really not accomplishing anything with your mindless rage. Pitching at fit at me is not going to change the situation.
No. I did not come to be a first aid specialist. I wouldn't call myself a specialist, but I can keep someone from dying long enough for a real medical professional to get there. It's more useful to know what to do in that situation than to not know what to do. I came here to do a job, and I have largely been blocked from being able to do it. That's not my fault. And I'm going to do the next best thing I can do, given that I can't do what I'm here to do.
You seem to be suffering under the delusion (you're not the only one, but you're possibly the one whose vomiting hatred about this the most on this blog) that people from offplanet can do whatever they want, whenever they want, and be successful at it. Or that beneficial people on planet can do this too. You don't seem to realize that the situation that existed on Earth when we came into it was one in which the other side - the tyrants - were winning. They had enough control over the situation down here that we weren't able to dictate our positions and abilities and social and financial situations to place ourselves in the ways that would reap the most good. They had control of that, we didn't. They also had ways of preventing our support from being able to reach us effectively. There were a lot of hardships and adversarial conditions that we weren't able to prepare for and haven't been able to counteract. That we have been able to do as much as we can with what we have is a testament to our ability to keep going and our drive to succeed under even very difficult conditions.
I am hardly 'just going to hide', but at the same time I'm not going to expose myself unduly to more risk when there is no benefit in doing so. There is no need to be stupid here. In fact, there's a great need to be smart and to do this the right way. If that means keeping quiet and staying in the shadows, then so be it.
Yes, there may be other people doing more than I am. There's also a lot of people doing less, and I would point to you as one of them, since it seems your task is to spread hate, mindlessly criticize, and agitate in any way you can when given a voice. I would dare say that you're not helpful in your online comments, in fact, you are harmful. If you want to help, I'd suggest you stuff your hatred and rage down a dark hole and look for some productive action to take rather than destructive lashing out at the people you have decided you do not like for whatever reason.
We can't all be Snowden. We can't all be big flashy public heroes. But we can damn well do what we can, even if that's not always what Edwin wants.
Open comment to anyone who wants me to pass along their contact information to someone else... Please provide your contact information. I will not post a post with an email address or personal contact information unless that person has made it obvious that they are trying to get contact from the public (as in the case with Blettersandnumbersguy).
Chrishek: Please consider linking to an external source as opposed to copypasting huge amounts of material. I'll give you the day to link to an external source (if it's your own material, then find some way to host it, if it's someone else's, then find some way to link it, please), and then I'll start deleting these long comments. They're too big for the blog and they are hard to read. Remember to include a brief synopsis (a paragraph or two, in this case, because we already have problems with length) with the links.
Sorry, time is up. I've had to delete these posts, they're just too damn huge and the reverse-sequential post order of blog comments make them confusing to read. Please post a link to the full text of the material with a brief discussion (very brief, you've already proven to us that you can write/and or copypasta immense treatises on the subject).
I come home from my long day at work to discover my comments section on fire. First off, there were a LOT of duplicate posts. People, please, remember an error does not mean your comment did NOT GO THROUGH, the only comments that don't go through are those that fail the robot check, so ignore the blather about length of the comment... even if you think your comment did not go through, please don't re-post it more than three times, the moderation of the comments is not easy because the page only displays five at a time and once I delete a comment I have to navigate all the way back to where it was to delete any other duplicates or approve comments. This makes it very frustrating and time consuming, and is only feasible on a very very large screen. So not my ancient obsolete old iPhone and my laptop, which is all I will have for the next week as I won't have access to a real computer and may not have internet access at all. That's the other thing - all comments must be approved, by me, which means that you have to wait until I approve them before you will see them. So don't keep posting if you don't see your comment. I'm going to be unavailable for a week or two, so the comments section will likely be unattended. Don't freak out. Please. No, it's nothing UFO related. I'm going fishing. In the Pacific. I, too, like to live dangerously.
Second point of discussion - I do not endorse any commenter on this blog, all comments are the property and opinion of the people leaving the comment. I delete the obvious trolls and the dude I will call Mister Angry Face who seems incapable of anything but frothing abuse, but that's about it. I currently don't endorse any third party other than maybe Drake, and with that, as with all things, use your own discernment. I happen to work closely with him on a number of missions that aren't physical-world, and we've watched each others' backs more than once. I trust him with my life, but that's mine to risk. You need to use your discernment with all sources.
Andrew Bartzis has been in contact with me, so you can stop telling me he's trying to get into contact with me. The train made it to the station. Once again, I don't endorse him. I have my own concerns about him and his material.
Tolec and the Andromeda Council are not something I will be speaking of right now. As I have made it clear in the past, we don't ascribe to special dates. We have been assured that the ascension process is a natural one and cannot be stopped, and our own explorations indicate that this is mostly true. I won't say it's an unqualified truth, because there's always the 'what if possibility'. If there's any way we can reduce that to 'not gonna happen in this timeline' we will. Additionally, we no longer feel comfortable associating with the Andromeda Council, or the other Andromedans who came running into the mess to start interfering and getting involved.
I can't vouch for the identity of this supposed 'Andromedan Representative', but I still would take anything he says with a grain of salt. For one thing, the Liberation Forces higher dimensionals who are involved here in Terra in any role that involves communication with Terrans all get what is called 'the English package'. Anyone who gets this learns English fluently, with excellent spelling and grammar, in about 3 days. They also get other packages, depending on who they're expected to come into contact with, but the English package is one of the non-optional ones. So 'Andromedan Representative', from his terrible grammar and spelling and misuse of words, is not a representative of any group currently associated with the Liberation Forces, or he would have got the package. Again, use your discernment. I don't know who he is with, if he's not just a random person attempting to pass himself off as someone else on the internet (that's never happened before, nope, not ever...), but he's not with the Liberation Forces. If he wants to make comments, he can, as long as he keeps it polite, and as long as everyone remembers that just because I let someone post a comment does not mean I endorse it, agree with it, or anything like that. It is solely the opinion of the person making the posting.
Third - I would like everyone who is going around saying 'they' are 'going to' do anything to take a pause, and rephrase that in your own mind and in your writing into 'they want to'. Don't talk as though the cabal or anyone who wishes humanity ill will succeed, you feed their success. Assume they can fail, not that they can't fail. They're not going to have a hostile alien invasion, fake or otherwise. They're not going to kill off a third of the planet with radiation. They're not going to pull off martial law (it's martial, as in having to do with the military, not marshall, as in having to do with a dude named Marshall, just a little pet peeve of mine). They're not going to pull off any or all of the nefarious schemes they have planned. Don't just put your 'belief' in that, do what you can to make sure of it.
Whatever you feel called to do, find a way to do it. Please refrain from complaining about the lack of action until you have done what you can to contribute to making that action possible. I get it. You're frustrated. We're all frustrated. None of us likes waiting in a big mystery not knowing if this damn illusion will continue on indefinitely or if we'll get a chance to really live these lives we've been stuck with. Believe me, I'm just as frustrated as you. But I'm doing what I can to make the good stuff possible. If it doesn't happen, it won't be for my lack of trying.
And if I and the Silver Legion have bet on the wrong horse here, at least we did so honestly, with the best information we had available. If we find out we have, we won't be shy about rectifying it. And whatever we can't do that we want to do, we will at least try to do what we can, even if that's no more than snatching things that were planned to be used against you, or stopping hostiles ETs from making things more complex so that the Terrans on the ground can take care of Terran matters without worrying about a hostile alien invasion (faked or otherwise).
Trev: The problem with that line of logic is that it is not logic. It's a framework of assumptions, which all fall apart if some of them are disproven, since your 'logic' is all or nothing.
Number one, you are categorically assuming that because Tolec is getting/putting out information that looks incorrect now, that he has always been. That's a very large assumption, and one with evidence against it. In the beginning, Tolec was putting out highly accurate information including exact locations and dates within a few days of 'geological events'. He did at some point have access to accurate, good information. So your logic fails on that point.
Number two, just because Tolec now does not seem to have accurate information does not mean that anyone associated with him in the past is likewise implicated. This is not a matter of contagion. If falsity could spread simply by being associated with someone who is no longer accurate, then you would be just as full of shit for even having come into contact with the material at some point. It doesn't work that way. As has been noted, we are no longer associated with the Andromeda Council, and have publicly noted that Tolec's information is no longer accurate.
Number three, your logic assumes that any of us are knowingly spreading falsities, assumes that there can be no situation where a person could be mistaken or deceived, and assumes that a person's ability to provide accurate information cannot be changed over time. Those three assumptions are pretty big, and pretty false. Both Tolec and myself, and anyone else doing this work for that matter, are capable of being tricked, though some of us have various safeguards to validate the information in other ways (or at least, I try to, I can't speak for everyone else). These assumptions also ignore the possibility of interception or hijacking of signals and messages, something which I have detected going on not only in my interactions with my people but observed among others. 'Tolec is wrong and was always wrong and everyone who ever listened to him is wrong' is not the only logical conclusion or explanation when you consider that there have been attempts to scramble any kind of messages coming through, and that there have been attempts to either discredit people like us or force us to discredit ourselves in some artificially induced fashion.
Finally, your logic is an all-or-nothing proposition, as mentioned before. By that logic, nobody in the world can ever be right about anything, since all of us have no doubt made mistakes at some point in time, been fooled, or gotten some aspect of something wrong. It is possible to have part of the story right and still get other things very very wrong. This is why we stress the need for discernment. Nobody, not even me, knows the whole story. None of us are omniscient. Being wrong on one thing does not invalidate everything we say, think, or do. Consider that the Russians believed in Lysenkoism during the Cold War - that's the notion that heritable traits can be acquired during the lifetime of the organism (think, you lose your foot so your children are born without a foot). Despite the fact that it's utter bunk, the Russians were still very able to develop a large number of arms and armaments, and had very sound science in other spheres. Being dead wrong on one thing doesn't make you dead wrong on everything. And again, it's not contagious. Person A might get information XYZ right, and Person B might also put across XYZ correctly, but if Person A starts announcing that the moon is made of green cheese, it doesn't mean XYZ is wrong or that Person B is automatically wrong on everything they've ever said.
Finally, some things masquerade as publicity stunts or entertainment that may be genuinely passed off as such but may have other, more sinister purposes. If you don't believe me, start watching the Cabal pageantry and ritual in any major public event (like the Olympics opening and closing ceremony, Superbowl halftime shows, the entertainment on awards shows...). Sure, NVIDIA takes responsibility for a crop circle that looks a lot like an NVIDIA chip and probably is an actual man-made crop circle to advertise NVIDIA chips. However, that doesn't mean that there isn't a hidden layer of meaning or symbolism, or additional uses of power at work here. That doesn't mean the only intent of the crop circle was to sell and promote NVIDIA chips. Crop circles are used to affect large fields of energy (not just crops). They often make use of aspects of sacred geometry that are intended to have a much larger effect than simply advertising or causing a stir. It is possible for the crop circle to be both a simple NVIDIA advertisement and something more sinister at the same time. Tommy guns in violin cases, anyone?
Ben_R: I'm actually not defending Tolec. I agree that the NVIDIA crop circle is likely manmade. For one, it has that roughness at all the edges and in the trampled grain that I've come to associate with manmade crop-circles. I consider Tolec to be a bad source of information right now, though he wasn't always. There was more truth to what he was saying when he first started coming out. I was pointing out to Trev the fallacy in assuming that everyone who ever agreed with anything Tolec said at any time was necessarily a liar.
Since our last show was cut short due to a lot of 'technical difficulties', I'll be on the Corey Taylor Talks show once more, on January 16, 2014. The show is at the same time slot as last time - 6 pm PST on Thursday the 16th. Yes, that is two days after Tolec's special day... like I said I don't buy into timelines and dates. If anything should actually happen that day, we'll play it by ear.
A few things on other subjects... on the Locus of Control. It's not just about gaining control of your own personal life, but continually expanding your 'area of influence' in order to make progress in many areas. You can't do that if you are living in fear. If you don't like something, don't just sit there and fear it, find a way to change it. Even if that means taking an indirect route. I had a person (comment not approved) basically declare me evil because I said we shouldn't sit here in terror over Fukushima and ISON and other things we can't control directly. That person is welcome to his terror, but I would suggest he focuses on productive action first, before throwing all his energy and time and emotionality into something he can't yet change.
Another thing, I note we have someone promoting silver in the comments. I'll approve these comments, but I want people to be very clear that I do not promote or endorse any particular financial strategy. Anything to do with finances requires that you do your homework, and I am not willing to do it for you. I choose not to comment on finances. With any wealth generation or preservation scheme, remember caveat emptor - buyer beware. Wherever money is involved, there will be someone trying to take yours, so be careful, people.
Why, oh why, aren't the good ETs here yet? Well, in the case of the Silver Legion, every time they try it, they can't seem to lock into whatever shared reality that we flesh and blood 3D humans occupy. The ship's telemetry reports them as being 'there', our people can see us, but here on Earth we can't see them. Or interact with them. This restriction does not seem to be a universal thing in that high altitude sightings and certain military actions are still possible, but it appears that actually meeting us face to face is currently right out. And this is a wall we have been banging our heads against for about two years. There should be no physical reason why this should happen.
I can't speak for why the rest of the supposed good ETs aren't showing their faces, but with the Silver Legion, we are still troubleshooting the little detail of we can't get into the same context as flesh and blood people. And honestly, that's the whole point of landing and being on the surface - to interact with people. Whatever is causing this effect is artificial, because there is apparently no such restriction on beings that want to hurt you. The Greys are still around, and there have been other hostile ET races that appear to be able to come and go and interact with Terran humanity as they please.
Those who believe that 'teh ETs can do whatever they want no matter what' are maybe thinking about some other ETs that exist in some universe that isn't here. Because they most certainly can't just 'do whatever they want'. There have been absolutely puzzling, mind-boggling restrictions to actions that a lot upstairs just can't figure out. And it's not for lack of trying. There's been a definite and deliberate effort to keep out anyone who might be here to help, while unrestrained access by assholes has been apparently encouraged. Who or what set this up, we don't yet know. All we know is that it involved tech and activity way beyond the level of the Cabal. There's some high level shit involved here, and we're still picking it apart.
You'll know when we've succeeded when we start actually doing real things on the planet that you can perceive and interact with. Until then, please don't assume that anyone up there is just free to do whatever they want concerning this planet and its people. It's clearly not the case.
Trev - I said that this is the case for the Silver Legion. Other groups may be able to act more freely; they may have less frustrating 'magical nonsense opposition' against them. But I don't speak for them and if you want them to land, you'll have to talk to them.
We down here think this is bullshit, the Silver Legion thinks this is bullshit... guess what, it's a bullshit situation, but we still can't land. For whatever reason, this is what happens when we try. I have alluded to difficulties with manifestation before, this is the first time I have laid out what those difficulties currently consist of. We thought we were close to cracking this earlier, we were wrong, clearly.
Also, believe it or not, we've already considered all the easy answers like the collective consciousness and chemtrails, smart metres, etc. Don't think we haven't been looking into this in the last two years. We still don't know what the true cause is, because none of the things people brought up can really adequately explain the inability to manifest in our reality. All I really have to say, is that if it is the collective consciousness of humanity... people have lost all right to complain about why the good guys don't show themselves until they make the effort to enable to good guys to show themselves and start limiting and eliminating the ability of the bad guys to be here.
The Corey Taylor Talks show was very interesting, especially since we had such a monster of a time actually connecting me to the show and staying connected. I wish we had more than an hour to talk, because there's a limit to how much ground you can cover in an hour, and when technical difficulties eat half an hour of it, it's even more limited. So I will be coming back on that show, I'll have to set up a date with them.
It was interesting to notice that my disconnects occurred when discussing a particular topic - that of self-actualization and regaining your locus of control. I had no idea one's locus of control was such a verboten subject, but apparently it is. So I promised to discuss it a bit in a blog post.
Simply put, your locus of control is how much you feel you are personally in control of your own life. If your locus of control is entirely outside of yourself, the typical consequence is depression, misery, anger, frustration, and a lot of negativity about everything. I know pretty well how it is, because I battle with this myself. A lot of us do. If you feel like there's nothing at all in your life that you have control over, it sucks. Conversely, the more you feel like you are in control of your own life, the happier you are, and the more you are able to put your effort to effectively achieving what it is you are working for.
Regaining your locus of control is one part a perceptual game and one part taking command of the parts of life you can actually control.
First off, the perceptual thing. Anyone who has driven a car and who has also been a passenger will understand this concept - you usually feel safer when it's you in control of the vehicle. That's a perception thing. You may not actually be safer (especially if you drive like my sister), but you feel in control. And that means you are more confident, and better able to handle the unexpected without fear.
When it comes to the self, how you perceive yourself is a really big thing. Unlike my sister's driving skills, it will have a large and noticeable impact on the rest of your life. Your mental toolbox will be full of tools, the car of your mind will be fueled up, well maintained, and ready to race a Ferrari. You won't be caught flat-footed feeling helpless.
The mind trick in this is in understanding and recognizing that some things will always be outside of your control, and choosing instead to only let the things you can actually control impact your mental state.
For instance - last week, my area had an incredible dumping of snow. We nearly broke a record for this time of the year. It was followed by very very cold temperatures, in the -20 to -30C range (-4 to -22F), and seriously icy conditions. The roads were a mess. My morning drive to work (I have given up the bus for the winter, as the snow makes service unreliable and I have no desire to freeze to death) went from 30 minutes to over an hour. Traffic was bad and there was over 2,000 accidents in a 10-day period. Even driving in a straight line could be difficult due to the snow and ice.
I had no control over the weather. I had no control over the number of other drivers on the road. I had no control over whether my route had an accident or whether an accident somewhere else had more people than usual using my particular route. I had no control over what the people around me were doing. It was a recipe for frustration and rage, especially when combined with the fact that I really hate being late for anything.
But there were aspects of this I could control. I could control my own reaction to all of this. And I could take steps to minimize my risk of an accident, and help make it so that even if I lost control of my vehicle, I wouldn't end up in trouble or hurt anyone else. I left early. I drove real slow. I mean, real slow - idling speed a lot of the time. I left a lot of distance between me and other cars. I watched where the cars in front of me slid around and which way their skids went, so I would be prepared when I hit that spot. I gave myself a lot of distance for stopping, and I kept my feet off the gas on any sludgy or uneven ground. As a result, I got to and from my destinations safely, and I felt less angry about all the delays, because I knew I was doing what I could.
There will always be things in your life that are outside your control. How well you deal with it is a mental game. If you focus on all the things that you can't control, you will be miserable. Your locus of control is outside yourself. But if you focus on the things you can control, you bring that locus of control back into yourself. Don't sweat the petty things. And if you have a major problem, start by looking for the things you can fix before thinking too much about the things you can't fix.
Unfortunately, this whole world has been designed to systematically erode our locus of control and shift it to someone or something other than ourselves. Yes, I fully realize that this world has a lot of outside pressures that we don't have direct control over - I live here too. I, too, have to find some way to feed myself and clothe myself and shelter myself, etc., and I fully realize that gaining control over my life will always be incomplete. That's why I'm not aiming for 100%, just 'as much as I possibly can'. Psychologically speaking, I give the stuff I can control much, much more 'weight' than the stuff I can't.
So, if your locus of control has slipped away from you, how do you get it back? Start by taking a step back from your situation. Pretend it's happening to someone else, and make an inventory of what can and can't be changed. You want three boxes:
1. Really, truly, honestly outside your control. This is things like the weather, which you would literally need a super power to change. These are things that are either totally unchangeable, or effectively unchangeable.
2. Things that can be changed but not with your current situation or resources - these might feel like they can't be changed by you, but they are something that can be changed.
3.Things you can have direct control over. This is all the things you know you can choose or alter.
Analyze the underlying assumptions in anything that you decide can't be changed, so you can really be sure that it can't be changed. Then shove it in the 'can't do anything about it' box, and go back to the stuff you can affect... and the stuff that you can affect if other things happen to allow it (box 2).
Your energy and your focus should go into the things you can affect, instead of pooling around all the things you can't affect. Be aware of the things you can't change, but don't cling to them.
Take ownership of everything in box 3. Understand that it's yours, and that you can do something about it. It's your responsibility and no one else's.
Regaining your locus of control is all about moving the things from box 2 into box 3 as much as possible. Take it slow. You don't have to get it all at once. Take each piece of Box 2 stuff and analyze it piece by piece. Pick it apart as much as you can, always asking the question of 'what would it take to change this'. Not 'what should I do to change this', but 'what would it take'. Once you have that listed out, then ask yourself, of each point 'how can I work to achieve that'. Focus on what you can do, not what you can't do. If something is genuinely impossible, move on to the next thing, or the next best solution.
We humans tend to have an all or nothing way of thinking. But understanding that there are gradations and a spectrum involved, usually, is a big benefit. If you can't achieve outcome #1, what is outcome #2? Can you achieve that? Or #3, or #4, and so on, until you have the very best that you can get under the circumstances. If you can't get the best solution, try to figure out what the next best is and go for that. Go for the maximum bang for your effort.
In this community we freak out a lot about things outside our control. Interstellar flying rocks, volcanoes and earthquakes, political situations in other countries, natural disasters, manmade disasters, radiation, etc... these are things that most of us can't directly influence. It doesn't help us much to focus on them. Instead, focus on what you can do. In my own household, it's been a focus on sensible preparedness for a natural disaster or other interruption of services. We can't realistically be prepared for 5 years of interrupted services, but we can be prepared for a month or two, so we are.
In my non-physical life, I've been using what I do have access to - the Silver Legion, my own non-physical form and abilities - to effect what changes I can. They haven't trickled down here into the physical plane in a way that I can perceive, at least not yet. But I keep trying, because the payoff is worth it for myself and for humanity if we can succeed with this.
Geiger Counter - the Fukushima situation is a real great example of Box 1 material. If it's as bad as people are trying to tell us, there's not a whole lot we as individual human beings on Terra can do about it. Our fear accomplishes nothing but hobbling us and crippling us mentally and leaving us unable to deal with other situations in our lives that are more acute and pressing. We can't even reliably find out how bad the situation actually is, because the information sources are all completely unreliable and unverifiable unless you literally own a Geiger counter and live near Fukushima - in which case, you'll know one way or another, but the quality of information degrades rapidly the further it gets from you. Move on from the fear and start focusing on what you can do. In this case, ISON, Fukushima, and things of that nature are not things you can affect directly. Spare these things your fear and panic - be aware of them to the extent that you can be aware of them, but focus on the things in your life that you can change.
This is why fear-mongering is so very, very damaging. It's part of the general process of removing our locus of control from ourselves and placing it among externalities. Every iota of energy we spend on fear is energy we can't spend on something productive that actually benefits us. All the time we spend puzzling over whether or not ISON will smack us in the face is time we don't put to productive use. The time we spend complaining about how crappy everything is, is time we don't spend trying to make things a little less crappy.
Take control of as much of your life as you possibly can. Spend your time and energy trying to shove Box 2 stuff into Box 3. Even if it's only a little bit each day, make a pact with yourself to have no non-productive days and start working on how to improve things from where you stand. And if you have a zero-day, forgive yourself and don't let the next day become a zero-day.
It's an ongoing process, and even with this knowledge I still struggle with it. But I don't give up and I keep trying. There's a lot I can't do anything about, but I'm choosing to focus on what I can do things about. Even if my 'sphere of influence' is the size of an orange, that's one more orange in the world that's helping people than there was before.
Hello all. I've agreed to go on the Corey Taylor Talks show with Corey Taylor, of Vegas All-Net Radio. This is the same radio station that hosts Vince of the Talk With Vince Show, a show I've spoken on a few times, now.
Corey's show is Thursday nights from 6-7 PM PST. Yes, I know this conflicts with Drake's show, but both are archived, and I'm not on Drake's show right now. I usually listen when I can, but I'll need to take a pass on the 12th.
The call in number for the show is +1-702-483-4444. Corey has a Facebook page (for anyone who still does Facebook).
Corey's shows often deal with youth topics, so I really have no idea what kinds of questions she's looking to ask. There might be some opportunities for listeners to call and ask questions. Try to keep them PG-13, since I think this show has a lot of youth listeners.
Alright, alright, enough about ISON. It is a spacecraft. It is a spacecraft made from a hollowed-out asteroid, mostly using a ballistic trajectory in order to save energy on travel, because the people who made it still suffer from things like shortage and lack because they have not mastered (or lost the mastery of) above-unity energy generation. It was sent by an enemy, but I'm informed by my people that it is no longer under enemy control. However, there was some usefulness to the damn thing, so it wasn't just blown up before it entered the system. What usefulness? Apparently this is still operational information.
So those who are saying 'it's a comet' and those who say 'it's a spaceship' are both partially right. It's a comet that also happens to be a spaceship. And it is not a 'biosphere' from anyone friendly, although the people who made it may have very well named it 'Xanterexx'.
And honestly right now, 'nothing obvious happened' is about the best we could hope to see from this flying piece of turd. The alternative was not much fun at all.
There'll be another comet next year, which will no doubt evoke another round of 'end of the world' idiocy, only to fly harmlessly by or get disintegrated somehow. (Assuming nothing else changes down here, anyway). And then there'll be one again at some time in the future... we will never run out of flying space rocks that people will seize upon to start crying doom over. Just like they've been screaming doom about every other flying space rock ever to cross our sights.
Don't play that game, people. These rocks are a non-issue. Regardless of whether they are ships or rocks or both, or who sent them, as long as anyone up there remains alive and working for the 'let's not kill and/or enslave Terrans' side, they're not going to do any damage to us. Period. And in the meantime, I'm going to keep on working on that 'assuming nothing changes' part, because I want to see this planet liberated, not continuing in an endless cycle of oppression and slavery.
That is the last I care to say about Ison. Freak out elsewhere.
Corey Taylor Talks Show - at the moment of this writing I am currently attempting to get on the show. None of my plug ins works so I can't listen to the show to find out what's already going on.
So, in an effort to not let too much time go by between Talk With Vince shows, we have set up November 16, 2013 as our next date. Again, these shows are at 11:00 PST (Vegas time) on Vegas All Net Radio on Saturdays.
They take questions and call ins so feel free to submit questions to them ahead of time.
Update: The show went on as scheduled, but we heard from almost everyone that it could not be listened to live from the web, which is unfortunate. Vince will be putting it up on YouTube as soon as he can and the archives should be available as normal. Tantarum will also be posting it when he can.
Trev: You misheard. We anticipate it will be decades to a few hundred years before we can leave.
De Nada: Intimidation tactics occur on both sides, as does all kinds of psychological warfare. If you can convince your enemy that it's in his own best interests to stop actions against you, you can often win with fewer losses on either side.
I now have a paid job. This means I am out of the house for most of the day on weekdays, and it means I have a lot less free time than I used to, but the upside is I can afford to pay rent and to eat. I like eating, maybe a little too much.
However, this also means that when Chris and Sheree switched times for their show, I wasn't paying attention and for some reason thought it would be on a Saturday as opposed to today. So as a result, when Chris called me at the appointed time, and I was at work, I felt like a complete idiot and had to say 'sorry, I can't do it, I'm at work'. So we're making arrangements for the show now. It will either occur at the top of the hour (5 PM PST) or be pre-recorded at that time and aired at a later date (most likely tomorrow).
Update: It'll be at the top of the hour!
So yes. I am indeed a fallible human being prone to brain farts, miscommunication, and getting my dates and times mixed up, even with the helpful assistance of the calendar app on my phone. It would be even more helpful if I managed to remember to use it.
I will post a link when I receive one, until then, feel free to make requests to Chris Geo for links.
I'm told you can find it here.
A note to the angry, angry person who is leaving very harassing messages in my blog comments:
Guess what? I'm an incarnate. That means I'm a human being, just like you. And I have never hidden this fact, in fact I have been very upfront about it. I'm a real person, not an automaton, perfect being, or carefully crafted and polished image.
Being human means that I do indeed suffer from miscommunication, distraction, fatigue, brain farts, and occasionally make mistakes. I'm sorry if this bothers you, but your anger at this is not going to change this. Nor is my human fallibility an invalidation of my work, no matter how much you might wish it to be.
You have also asked, 'why should we trust [Drake, Tanaath, and Sunfire]?'
My return question to you would be 'when have I ever asked you to?' In fact, I haven't. I have never said you should trust or believe me; instead I have emphasized that you should be following your own inner guidance and discernment. It is up to you to decide whether this information is right for you or not. Here's an amazing thing - you can even pick and choose which parts of it you want to take into yourself and make a part of your reality, and which you do not. I give what I experience and know to be true. It might be different from your truth, but that will not stop me from continuing to speak if I feel this is productive or what I should be doing.
Your rage at me for not being what you want serves absolutely no constructive purpose. It wastes my time in deleting your abusive comments and your time in writing them. What is it that you want? Try to make constructive steps towards actually achieving that, instead of lashing out to tear down someone else because it somehow doesn't match what you think should be happening.
Hey, I really like this. Ok, maybe I'm not a fan of Clif High, but hey, I really like this. Let's make a little bit of magic every day.
Jason: Go ahead, ask us to leave. We're not going to leave until we have retrieved all our personnel from the surface, removed all other non-terrestrial enemy and neutral personnel, and seen to it that this planet poses no threat to its surroundings. After that, then yes, quarantine is still an option. Certain choices you make can still result in that, but only after all the other interference has been removed.
Right now this is like a house in the neighbourhood with a pool that has gone neglected. All the neighbours have noticed an increase in mosquitos, and their pets are starting to disappear at night. They trace the problem back to your house, and find you with your filthy pool churning out problems faster than they can swat them down, and furthermore, a gator has taken up residence there. And you're telling them to 'mind their own business'. Well guess what, once your problem started flying out to bite them, it became their business.
Understand that no world is an island. You might think it is, and you could be excused of this, since you've been tricked from birth to think there's nothing else out there and you're floating alone through space, and they've done everything they possibly could to suppress anyone who said otherwise. But what happens on this planet affects others. We're all interconnected. And when one system starts going so terribly bad, the rest of the place has to do something to save their own selves. Now, we have a few choices. We can destroy this planet and its people as defective (NOT a good choice!), we can leave you alone and hope you clean up on your own and take the risk that this presents to us (also, NOT a good choice!), we can clean up what we can and then leave you to your own devices after putting a block on you to make sure you can never, ever affect anyone else (if you really wish to be isolated on Earth for billions of years, we can do this, again, we don't think it's ideal). Or... we can come, help clean up as best we can, and help you become a galactic citizen so that you stop unmindfully making trouble for everyone else. Personally, I think this is the best solution. But it requires being here and investing at least some kind of effort. We're not here to tell you how to run your household, but we're not going to let you keep a filthy pool with a gator in it.
So we got a bit of bad news today. Our show host, Thomas Williams, was forcibly detained by the authorities today, due to a private, civil matter. He was not charged with a crime and this is not related to freedom movement stuff as far as we can tell (so we probably don't need to indulge in conspiracy theory at this point). It's a private family matter and we expect the matter to be cleared up in time for next Wednesday's show, at the very latest.
Here are my well wishes for Thomas and his loved ones, get out soon and good luck!
Update: Thomas is back safely, but I haven't heard whether today's show is a 'go' or not, or if it's being rescheduled. I probably won't know until I get home from work, which is just a little bit before the show. My apologies.
Yes, Drake had discussed earlier in the week postponing the show to another day, but I hadn't heard the final word on it (we keep missing each other online).
Another friend of ours, Øyvind Meling, in Bryne, Norway, has been imprisoned against his will in a clinic under the guise of 'medical treatment'. He's asked me to release this information on the blog (including his name and where he is). We're none of us very happy right now, what with Thomas going through crap and now Mr. Meling. We'd like to see him out soon, no one should be imprisoned for their beliefs.
Update: Mr. Meling is now out and home with his family. We're just happy to see him safe.
In light of the recent furor that has erupted on this blog, I am instituting a new comments policy and reiterating the old one. This blog is Silver Legion space, and subject to our rules and preferences.
1. No ad-hominem attacks. If your post only serves to slam someone, it's not contributing to anything. Even if your post has other discussion value, if I deem the primary purpose of your post to be launching an attack on someone else, I'll delete it.
2. a. Please do not post personal information - yours or others. I have no way to edit individual comments for content, so if it has an email address, a private mailing address, a phone number, or other personal information, it will be deleted in its entirety.
2. b. Please do not post excerpts of private conversations with others - whether email, IM, telephone or through another mode of communication. This is considered rude in general, and borders on unethical.
3. a. I consider the subject of Tolec to have been addressed sufficiently. At this point everyone has enough information to do their own footwork on the matter. Please stop posting everything that comes out of Tolec's fingers - this is publicly available elsewhere, like his own site. There's a link to the Andromeda Council website on the front page, and Tolec has his own youtube channel. You might also want to consider downloading all his previous shows and articles before he finishes editing them all to remove any references to Tau Ceti and the GFP.
3. b. This also goes for links without discussion or context. Please don't just link stuff with no discussion.
Remember, the comments posted are the sole opinion of the people posting them. If I post them, it doesn't mean that I agree with them or the Silver Legion agrees with them. I post dissenting opinions and counter arguments as well as supporting comments, provided they do not exist solely to attack someone.
I actually have a far more permissive comments policy than many doing this line of work. I'd rather be able to leave discussion intact and dissenting opinions intact, but I'm not going to permit this blog to become a soap box for someone else's agenda. This is still Silver Legion space, and we are here with a mission.
If this comments policy is not to your taste, the alternative is for me to disable comments altogether.
In light of Tolec's released information, we've asked Pa'al, Head of the Galactic Federation of Planets, to comment on the situation. His words, telepathically relayed to me are as follows:
I have been asked to give my statement regarding Tolec and the Andromeda Council. The Andromeda Council has been an ally of ours for many thousands of years. Tolec has likewise been a friend, both professionally, and at times, personally. However, despite our close working relationship with the Andromeda Council, they do not speak for us.
As Tolec has emphasized many times during his tenure speaking on Earth, he is the rightful appointed representative of the Andromeda Council. He is not, however, similarly empowered to speak on behalf of the Galactic Federation of Planets. That role falls upon Sunfire, our consciously activated and chosen incarnate representative; or Tanaath, in the case of direct telepathy, such as now. The Andromeda Council and Tolec do not speak for the Galactic Federation of Planets.
As it pertains to Comet Ison, the truth of the matter is that we do not at this moment know who sent it or why. It is most certainly not ours, as we have no need of something that comes in using a ballistic trajectory traveling at sub-light speeds, regardless of dimension. All of our allies and members have sufficient technology to get a ship into the system in a matter of hours, without requiring the lengthy transit time of a comet. This 'Xanterexx' is not a term or abbreviation of any term known to us.
Regardless of who sent it or why, if it appears to come under ill intent, we will stand in opposition to it. This I can promise you. We will ourselves die before we permit any threat such as this to cause harm to you.
We do not know why the Andromeda Council, if they have data on this Comet Ison, have chosen not to share it with us, their allies and partners in the liberation of this system. The fact remains that they have said nothing to us about Ison, especially not what has been related via Tolec to the public of Terra.
We do not dictate to the Andromeda Council how to communicate with their incarnate representative. Matters of protecting and communicating with incarnates are left up to their 'parent' groups, mostly their own personal family members. The Andromeda Council protects Tolec in their own way. Our standards of protecting our incarnates, and ensuring that their lines of communication remain intact, are different from those used by the Andromeda Council.
I do certainly understand that this matter has raised confusion and uncertainty in those who review the material put out by the Andromeda Council via Tolec, and the material put out by the Galactic Federation of Planets via Sunfire and via Tanaath. In this case, to those who are not attempting to find the truth from within themselves, this would appear to be a bare matter of 'he says/she says' and thus, absolutely unprovable or unverifiable. However, I would urge you to look within yourself. Use the lens of your own discernment in this matter. Do not fear being 'wrong'. Instead, be guided by your own heart and soul. The words of others can form signposts, but it's up to you to make your own road.
This is hopefully the last I will be required to speak on this matter. Be well, all of you."
Edwin: Yeah, I've told him what I've said already. He decided to reinforce it. His manner of speaking is far more formal than mine, and he uses words and phrases I wouldn't normally use. I can definitely tell the difference between his words, and say, Hank's, or Admiral Mander's, but that's largely because I've been exposed to their personalities intensively for months.
The things I've said are also TRUE, which is why Pa'al is repeating them. Yes, I've previously said that the Andromeda Council doesn't speak for the GFOP. Pa'al is reinforcing this. I've also said 'over our dead body', myself, and this is a sentiment I've heard repeated by Mander, Pa'al, and several others.
M - I do not publish ad-hominem attacks. The post in question was a pretty vicious attack. The only posts I've deleted thus far have been those that contained personal information and those that contained ad-hominem attacks.
Ayusha - I am very worried about my friend, and I have stated this several times. This is not what people are focusing on. What people appear to be focusing on is the fact that Tolec and I aren't agreeing.
A friend asked me to echo this, so I am. Start taking down the information and repeating it if you feel comfortable doing so or feel called to do so. It would be nice if this went viral.
Please note, I am doing this for a friend. Our opinion is that the towers were taken down with scalar weaponry. However, other portions of this book are still valuable.
Remember that Tolec is the ambassador and representative for the Andromeda Council. He does not in any way represent the Galactic Federation of Planets, or speak for them. Sunfire is the current GFP ambassador and is authorized to speak for the GFP.
That said, the comet Ison is not a GFP ship. No GFP ship would come escorted by two reptoid cigar-shaped ships, for one. I'm not sure why Tolec's people are trying to tell him that Ison is a GFP ship, because it's not.
But here's the deal. You don't need to worry about Ison. It's not going to hurt you. Don't start manifesting any of those fears, please.
Once again: I am not responsible for the information Tolec gives out. I don't know an explanation for why what he's saying varies so much from what the GFP and Silver Legion are experiencing. We don't have control over any part of Tolec's information line. The Andromeda Council supposedly does, although there's been enough discrepancies in the past few months to make us wonder if something else is inserting its agenda there. Use your discernment. If there's discrepancies, go with your gut feeling to decide whether one, both, or neither are in line with your own personal reality.
Sunfire speaks for herself, and has already released a statement, which I paraphrased, through Thomas on the Facebook page.
When it comes to comet Ison, I don't have all the answers. I can tell you what it's not. It is not a natural comet, and it's not one of the Galactic Federation of Planet's ships or a ship from a declared ally. Until I know more, stop asking me questions about Ison, and stop expecting me to 'substantiate' Tolec's information. In this case, I will not be substantiating something I do not know to be true.
Another thing I know is that Ison will pose no threat to Earth or her people. How do I know this? Because we have a large collection of people and ships who will make sure this is the case. Basically, we will die first, before we let anything like this destroy you.
Tantarum's youtube channel is authorized to carry copies of my previous interviews, for anyone who needs an additional backup for the archives.
Since my blog does not have strikethrough... :(
Chris and Sheree Geo's guest showed up, so I won't be on, but... we've set a date for October the 4th. The place to go for that is http://truthfrequencyradio.com.
Additionally, Vince Martin wants me back on the Talk With Vince show, something I will gleefully agree to. We're tentatively set for October the 12th.
I will be doing an additional show this week, on the Unicus Radio Hour, with Robert M. Stanley. The show will be Friday, August 23, at 8 PM EST. You can listen live at http://www.unicusmagazine.com/radio_portal.htm.
Post interview link: https://archive.org/details/01RobertStanleyURH8232013
I'm not sure what format we'll be doing, if Robert Stanley will be taking audience questions or not - right now it looks like it might just be a free-form conversation-style show. You should probably submit questions to Robert Stanley if you intend to submit a question. Or submit for the Wednesday shows. The email for the Wednesday shows is email@example.com.
I'll still be doing the Wednesday show with Drake (who is feeling much better) and Sunfire - barring any emergencies or other untoward events. :)
Note: Sunfire does indeed have a bad microphone. When she's on with me she's usually on with Skype, sharing the call with me. It's not my call that's making her fuzzy and hissy, it's her microphone. She has a phone, but it can't stand up to the long calls of the show. Besides, the two of us piggybacking means that there is one more line open for listener callers.
Mirza and others with questions: Please submit these to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to have them asked on the show. Note that we typically don't get through all the questions submitted in a single show, so your question might be asked in a subsequent week. As for whether or not this is just another religion, no, it isn't. I gain nothing from your belief and lose nothing from your disbelief. You can train yourself to perceive the phenomena I speak about, although it takes time, dedication, and practice. Start with grounding and centering, projecting you light and meeting the universe's light, and learning how those things feel. Then work on things like shielding. Slowly, you will learn the feel of this. I am not able to provide full lessons on how to start doing this, as I don't have the time or the formalized knowledge base to do so. I am mostly self-taught myself.
Until further notice, the shows will be found at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/drakebailey; I'm not going to post the individual show links on an ongoing show. :)
Thomas Williams and his assistant are helping with organizing the transcription/translation efforts. Please direct yourself to the new email at email@example.com. We're still getting organized with all of that.
I'll be joining the show a little late - I don't get home from work until about half an hour into it.
Talk to you then!
Note: As much as I would love to not have to work, at this time, if I want to remain housed, clothed, and eating regularly, I need to work outside the home for money. I cannot and will not live off donations, and attempting to do this would instantly expose me to all the accusations and credibility attacks that come along with any attempt to monetarize any kind of spiritual work. Not to mention, donations sound good in theory, but in practice rarely offer enough support to live off of indefinitely. I've seen others try it, and while many people are willing to give a buck or two here and there, it's not reliable - most of the people I've seen trying to live off donations are not eating high on the hog, they're starving and wondering how they're going to pay rent.
I don't come from money (obviously), and my family is not able to fund me. I won't live off donations. This leaves me with the choice of working or not eating, since I don't qualify for income support from the government. While I'm not thrilled to be contributing to the system of tyranny that enslaves us all, I will still do it in order to support my other activities, which are actively contributing to changing this system.
In this line of work, it's always damned if you do, damned if you don't. I'm going to live, and not apologize for this fact, even if I am Canadian.
We will be having a show again August 7, and this time I will be able to make it. I'll be out of town, but I'll have my laptop and headset so I'll be able to call in. The URL is http://www.blogtalkradio.com/drakebailey/2013/08/07/politics-and-sociology. Questions can be submitted at Facebook at the page https://www.facebook.com/groups/490715054350504/ - we still are working on an apparatus for chats. We have been prioritizing getting the shows on the air, and all the other infrastructure is lagging behind some. Viedoklis, we will take questions via private email once we get it set up, so you don't have to spoon-feed your information to the CIA.
Update: The new email for questions is firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are sending in multiple questions, please number them and separate them with a few enter buttons to make things easier for the hosts to read.
Yes, we are planning to address the comments of Gramy J and Denise on the show. I will say now, that some things have been exaggerated and put out of context. Sometimes when people break with one another, they feel the need to justify the parting, and will look for post-hoc justifications as to why this is the right thing to do. I certainly bare them no animosity, though I wish they had not engaged in mudslinging. It would have been enough for them to just go their own way.
Post-show discussion: Thank you for the kind words and comments, even the huge giant post (especially the huge giant post) by TwoCables. I'm sorry, my thing doesn't permit any kind of formatting by me - what you write is exactly what gets posted and I don't have any editing or formatting powers. Yeah, Homestead's comments and blog widget is a bit... interesting.
As Nicholas Fowler stated, there is no need to keep redoing the autopsy. Denise and Gramy J have said their piece. We've said ours. I don't see any point in having an endless festival of recrimination and accusation. I don't bear any malice towards either Gramy J or Denise. I am very very sad to lose two friends who I care about greatly; especially to lose them in such a fashion. All I can really do is wish them the best and hope that they come out of all of this intact, so that when Terra's long nightmare is all over, I can give them a hug and tell them I love them.
That's right! Show tonight! Apparently we are farther along in getting ready for shows than I thought, which is a pleasant surprise. We are still working on a lot of the behind the scenes infrastructure; we don't have a chat yet, for instance (but don't worry, we had all the questions collected up until the end of the show last show, so those 24 pages of questions... we still have it!). Thomas Williams (who is also heading the transcription team) is our host, and will be reading the questions.
The show will be at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/drakebailey/2013/07/31/politics-and-sociology at 7pm EST (that's the same time as before, 6 pm CST). We will have three hours of show, and I don't know about overtime. There is a call in number at 646-649-1142; today it will be for listening ONLY, as we aren't yet organized enough to take call-in questions. But hey, at least we have a show. We have limited call-in lines right now, so if you have a Skype subscription that allows you to call in, and a few friends who listen to the show with you on Skype, you can save lines by adding them to your call in. As long as they have a headset (microphone not necessary), or speakers, they'll be able to hear you. This might be something people might want to take the initiative to organize on the dreaded Facebook page - group call ins to save lines.
Now, here is a bit of unfortunate news. Blogtalk removes old archives when a show is cancelled. In preparation for this, the archives were downloaded and put onto an external hard drive. Two cats knocked this over and destroyed it. We can't stay mad at cats. They are cats, after all. But this means that we don't have archives of the show. So if anyone has kept recordings of the show privately (particularly the last TWO wednesday night shows), please get into contact with us via Facebook or email, and we can see about getting together as complete a collection as possible and finding some way to host these for sharing.
Now, on to the next subject, which is pertinent to the previous subjects. Donations. Several people have expressed a desire for some apparatus for donations. I have been very very leery of accepting donations as part of this work, as any form of donation apparatus, subscription, or other monetarization of this kind of work becomes immediate fodder for shill attacks. I've already seen this in action, some shill running around trying to discredit me because I said that I would discuss donations in one line on my website (not even that I took donations, I don't even have an apparatus set up to do so). It wouldn't matter to these people that we would definitely not be making anything like a living off of this, what matters to them is that money is involved and they can attack this. It's also hard to justify accepting money for this when so many people are in such dire straits financially. So if you want to be a donor, please only do this if it doesn't harm you or your family to do so! Consider also the need of your own communities, where time and resources are needed to help one another there. I don't want to 'steal' from other efforts.
If we do decide to take donations, I want to make it clear what these will be used for. They will be used to get premium versions of the show (more time, more lines, etc.), pay for redundant third party storage of archives (it will make it more difficult for cats to strike again), and pay for transcription software and foot pedals to make the lives of our transcribers a little less hellish. No, this is not dictation software, dictation software cannot handle multiple speakers. We're still doing this all by hand. But it's far far easier to use transcription software and a foot pedal than to try to use a .wav or .mp3 with no slowing and a text file. I have spent many hours transcribing professionally, and I know that dedicated transcription software makes your life a whole lot easier. To give people an idea of the ratio of time it takes to transcribe show time recorded, the average transcriber runs a ratio of about 1 unit of show to 3-4 units of transcribing. That's right, that means that a 1 hour show will often take about 3-4 hours to transcribe... and our marathon 3-4 hour shows take 9-16 hours to transcribe! This ratio becomes worse when you don't have transcribing software. Transcribing software lets you transcribe and control the speed of a recording, back up or fast forward, mark time spots - all without having to switch windows or programs. It speed things up a heck of a lot and cuts down on the tedium. We're working with some free versions of software now, but foot pedals still cost money, and if the free versions don't have the functionality we need, there's a few good paid versions out there. I've worked with NCH Scribe before, and we're considering using it, although F4 is also under consideration. These two are the cheapest and have good functionality.
This is another place where we might accept donations, but we'd have to talk to you about it first - if you are an experience transcriber or translator, we could probably use your time and effort. One problem with universalizing this information is that it is currently only available in English, a language which only a small percentage of the world speaks fluently. Transcription and text versions of interviews help get past the barriers for those who have hearing problems or who don't process audio well. If we can get transcripts translated into as many languages as possible, this allows people to at least read in their native tongue. The thing with that, though, is we need to make sure that all translations are as accurate as we can make them. We can't pay for professional translation services. The amount of content we generate would cost thousands of dollars per language. Instead, what we can do is have all work checked by another fluent speaker of that language for accuracy.
So yes, if you have some time and skill and want to contribute, we could probably use you. Get into contact with me - I'm going to have to find some way to organize what is turning out to be a huge amount of work. :) And this is with all my current family and other obligations too, whew!
Speaking of which, I need to get to sanding so I can paint.
See you all tonight!
Update: Emergency family stuff! I just got notified of some last-minute family stuff that's going on tonight... don't worry, it's not a tragedy or a negative emergency, it's related to my little brother's very very immanent wedding. But it does mean that Sunfire and Drake will be doing the show without me. Any questions that they can't answer without me, we'll pass along to next week. Don't worry, I should be there next week!
Notice: We have all the copies of the show now. We're just looking into different varieties of hosting in order to be able to allow downloads of the show. Thank you to all who came forward with those copies.
I use a host company to make this site, it's called Homestead. It's pretty idiot-friendly, and considering the only HTML I know is paragraph breaks and italics, it's ideal for me to make a good-looking site without having to hire a web designer (who I couldn't afford).
However, because it is through a third party service provider, it seems that if the host company develops a vulnerability, then my site does too. I've had reports as of this morning of viruses or commercial-ware coming through Homestead sites. I've reported this to Homestead, but it's a weekend so this might not get actioned on until the week. In the meantime, if you experience a problem with this site of this nature, please notify Homestead using their online community - I don't believe it requires sign up.
If you don't have a good virus scanner and malware remover, please get one. PCWorld does great reviews that can help you find good protection in any budget. There's some great free products out there, that also have good paid versions, like Lavasoft Adaware, AVG and Avast. Make sure your protection is up-to-date and run it frequently. A product that has an automated scan is great, because you can schedule it to run every day at some time when you don't normally use the computer, like after you go to bed. If you find something that isn't just a cookie, clean your computer, change all your passwords, and keep going.
On more fun news, we are still working at setting up the new show. Because a lot of work goes into producing even a free radio show, there is a lot of stuff we need to do and a few people involved right now. Right now, the plan is to have a show with Drake, Sunfire, and myself. We do not plan to hide behind a paywall, because this information should be as freely available as we can make it. We believe the information is important enough that it is unethical to charge money for it. So this is why I haven't sought out Chris Geo for a spot, as I need a guarantee that the information can be made freely available. This is also why I will not consider putting this behind a subscription or pay service. We'll do what we can on a shoestring budget, and we might set up an apparatus for donations to support the radio show infrastructure (as in not going into our pockets at all, but going only to paying for bandwidth etc.).
Update: There is now apparently a Facebook community (boo) at https://www.facebook.com/groups/490715054350504/, so those who like that kind of thing can try to join. I'm not involved in the Facebook community because I don't do Facebook. We're still working on getting things going with the radio, but it shouldn't be much longer. Set up isn't something we can do in a few days, because we are trying to organize this so that there will be archives and transcripts available for download. We have a small team of transcribers, some of whom are also going to be part of the radio team. By the way, in any community like this, there will definitely be attempts to infiltrate and subvert the community from within. While nearly everyone who participates is innocent and well-intentioned, there will always be those sent to cause problems. This is part of the reason why the Universal Voice had such a draconian comment policy - because they had indeed had people try to infiltrate and cause problems. The presence of shills and agents causes any moderator a big nightmare in terms of what should be eliminated and what should be permitted to stay. I urge you to remember this information is a target for such attempts, and I urge you to become familiar with common agent and shill tactics in order to better spot them in action. This site, http://cryptome.org/2012/07/gent-forum-spies.htm, has some good resources.
Also, apparently my comment box will give me all comments submitted, whether they are too long, or whatever, and despite whatever error message it gives you - the only exception I've seen is the Captcha, you still have to pass that. So please keep this in mind, I'm probably getting it. Please do not keep posting the same message or slight variants thereof over and over again - this makes moderating and approving the comments very very difficult. It was made more difficult over the last few days by the fact that I had a touch pad mouse and a tiny little screen... but I'm back at my regular station now which makes things somewhat easier.