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May 22, 2020

Counterrevolution: Evolving

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The best antidote to fascist Techno-feudalism is living naturally with rational technology!

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Here’s real biology from medical doctor experts who care about health:

RNA viruses

Dr. Nancy Banks, author of AIDS, Opium, Diamonds and Empire, from her 2015 interview with Sofia Smallstorm:

When a cell does not have enough electrons to function it begins to lose its ability to communicate with other parts of the cell –and this happens over time [not suddenly]…and means there is some toxicity or some deficiency that [isn’t] recognized… Cancer cells [for example] no longer receive the correct signals…  AIDS is defined as 29 different diseases –but AID [Acquired Immune Deficiency] is a malfunction of a certain kind of white cell… Even in virology they know that RNA viruses are not pathogenic… The theory of HIV is that the virus is in the CD4 [T-cells]…killing them… but the virus has not been found in the decreasing [T-] cells so clearly not what’s killing them. People with HIV/AIDS all have 30 to 60% reduced…glutathione… It’s a deficiency disease.

Sofia: [approx.. min.30] “So, let’s talk about AIDS as an energy deficiency disease… rather than being called Acquired Immune Deficiency, it should be called Acquired Energy Deficiency…”

Dr.Banks:  ”[Remember] that anti-oxidants provide energy, or provide electrons. Things that are oxidative take electrons. So glutathione has the sulf-hydryl group which is key to providing excess electrons in the cell. These excess electrons allow for all the normal functioning of the cell… normal cell division, normal use of the mitochondria…to allow one of the energy molecules, ATP, to develop… But the other important thing that happens in the mitochondria is that there are millions-per-second of…redox reactions [which] are simply reactions where an electron goes from one energy level to another energy level. When that happens, photons…create an electromagnetic wave and these waves are actually part of the energy of the cell, and part of the propagation of what allows the cell to keep itself together. So what happens if you…don’t have enough electrons to float that particular wave of energy in the cell…is you’re going to have…these reduced energy levels which do not allow the cell to function optimally… and that’s what’s going on with people said to have HIV.

…[Ebola in] Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea…just happens to break out where they just found [Aug.2013]..this huge cache of really expensive rocks [diamonds of 300+ karats]… They said Ebola was an RNA virus and the minute you hear [an epidemic] is RNA, you know immediately they’re not telling you the truth. Secondly, what is Ebola? –it’s a type of hemorrhagic fever, but there are many types…in tropical climates…and they’re trying to make people of afraid in temperate climates where tropical [diseases] don’t take hold, so that’s another nonsensical kind of thing, but we don’t really know what people are dying of… We know in this area the [World Health Organization] is testing all kinds of vaccines and drugs… but…the breakdown of the communities…and [civil] war [and dislocation] would cause diseases…and is no wonder…  March of 2014 was the first outbreak of Ebola and August 2013 [was] the announced diamond-mining discovery…

…”I do want to discuss…the RNA viruses. First there are two types of genetic material –DNA which is in our central genome and RNA…which has different [functions]. Now it turns out that it’s possible that the first type of genetic material on earth was RNA and…also almost 45% of the human genome is retro-transcribed…from RNA into DNA…and the term for it is ‘retrotransposons’ [or] DNA which is retro-transcribed from RNA… What it means is that this DNA, …what they used to call ‘junk DNA’…turns out that the more highly evolved a system is, the more so-called ‘junk DNA’ it has… But…this junk DNA actually has information –it’s messenger RNA and has some enzymatic functions… So as the cell functions and is communicating, it packages up these bits of genetic material [that] goes to different parts the cell or from cell to cell. If the cell is breaking down, then these bits of genetic material are transmitted out of the cell…   What they’ve been calling viruses, especially RNA viruses… most is not actually a virus but packaged pieces of normal genetic material…which are functioning the way they’re supposed to.

…”[In the past, from the 1920s], they believed that genes were stationary and didn’t move, transmitting information in one direction and [Barbara McClintock] said ‘no, genes are not stationary…they’re moving all the time’ …So you are evolving in terms of your environment because genes are always responding to…the environment…[and] move around almost like an alphabet making different words… We’re talking about a kind of consciousness at the energetic level… [It’s a dangerous idea] in a materialistic society because we don’t believe in consciousness at this level… The cell is completely quantum… so [knowledge of this] is going to break down the paradigm which is controlling science right now… [but] we’re moving into a whole new realm of how people think and behave.”

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“Disease [is] not an entity, but a fluctuating condition of the patient’s body, a battle between the substance of disease and the natural self-healing tendency of the body.” –Hippocrates

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The authors of The Body Electric, Dr. Robert O. Becker and Gary Seldon, chose Hippocrates’s words to introduce Part 3 of their book, ‘Our Hidden Healing Energy.’  The concept of Hippocrates “fluctuating condition of the ..body” was iterated by Antoine Bechamp as ‘pleomorphism’ (or polymorphism) in ‘bioterrain’, a contradiction to his peers promoting Germ Theory, or monomorphism, posited by Robert Koch and Louis Pasteur. I learned originally of Bechamp from Dr. Banks in 2008 when I began working out the many biological problems in poliomyelitis as an environmental disease of radiation and chemical exposure. The Body Electric elevates these ‘bioterrain’ ideas into scientific proof of cellular abilities to ‘dedifferentiate and redifferentiate’ into the perfectly-needed cell types for healing and regeneration under the right cell-level electromagnetic conditions.

 

“I felt as though the temple curtain had been drawn aside without warning and I, a goggle-eyed stranger somehow mistaken for an initiate, had been ushered into a sanctuary to witness the mystery of mysteries. I saw a phantasmagoria, a living tapestry of forms jeweled in minute detail. They danced together like guests at a rowdy wedding. They changed their shapes. Within themselves they juggled geometrical shards like the fragments in a kaleidoscope. They sent forth extensions of themselves like the flares of suns. Yet all their activity was obviously interrelated; each being’s actions were in step with its neighbors’. They were like bees swarming: They obviously recognized each other and were communicating avidly, but it was impossible to know what they were saying. They enacted a pageant whose beauty awed me…   As the lights came back on, the auditorium seemed dull and unreal. I’d been watching various kinds of ordinary cells going about their daily business, as seen through a microscope and recorded by the latest time-lapse movie techniques. The filmmaker frankly admitted that neither he nor anyone else knew just what the cells were doing, or how and why they were doing it… The film was shown at a workshop on fracture healing sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences in 1965.” –pp135-136, The Body Electric, [Robert O. Becker MD] Becker and Seldon, 1985

“In the mid-1960s, solid-state devices were only beginning to hit the market, and one of the PN junction’s most interesting properties hadn’t yet been exploited. When you run a current through [a PN junction] in forward bias, some of its energy gets turned into light and emitted from the surface. In other words, electricity makes it glow. Nowadays various kinds of these PN junctions, called light-emitting diodes (LEDs), are everywhere… but then they were laboratory curios. We found that bone was an LED. Like many such materials, it required an outside source of light before an electric current would make it release its own light, and the light it emitted was at an infrared frequency invisible to us, but the effect was consistent and undeniable.” –p131, ibid.

“Semiconduction, [a]third kind of current, was a laboratory curiosity in the 1930s. Halfway between conductors and insulators, the semiconductors are inefficient in the sense that they can carry only small currents, but they can conduct their currents readily over long distances…  [Albert] Szent-Gyorgyi pointed out that the molecular structure of many parts of the cell was regular enough to support semiconduction… he conjectured that protein molecules, each having a sort of slot or way station for mobile electrons, might be joined together in long chains so that electrons could flow in a semiconducting current over long distances without losing energy…and passed along as information… I  [Becker] theorized that this system…regulated growth, healing, and perhaps other basic processes.” –p93, ibid.

“Ultimately we must relate all we learn about regeneration to a general system of communication among cells, for regrowth is only a special case of the cooperative cohesion that’s the essence of multicellular life…  The control system we’re seeking unites all levels of organization, from the idiosyncratic yet regular outline of the whole organism to the precisely engineered traceries of its microstructure. The DNA-RNA apparatus isn’t the whole secret of life, but a sort of computer program by which the real secret, the control system, expresses its pattern in terms of living cells.” –p182. Ibid. “The pituitary hormone prolactin, the same substance that stimulates milk flow in nursing mothers, seems to sensitize cells to electric current. Then the signal causes nearby cells to dedifferentiate…apparently by changing the way cell membranes pass calcium ions… Steve Smith then confirmed the importance of calcium by preventing dedifferentiation with a calcium-blocking compound, and restarting it with another substance that enhanced passage of calcium ions… Widespread…work on calcium-binding proteins, such as calmodulin, has made it fairly certain that electrical control of calcium movement through cell membranes directs the give-and-take among these proteins, which in turn supervises the cell’s entire genetic and metabolic industry… [The] available evidence suggests that the current flows through the perineural cells [in the myelin] rather than the neurons themselves… These are several types of cells that completely surround every nerve cell, enclosing all the peripheral fibers in a sheath and composing 90 percent of the brain… Not all cells can respond, however…” –p183—“…[but] we reflect on the stakes: understanding regeneration well enough to restore it to ourselves. Certainly skin is electrically active. It’s piezoelectric and pyroelectric (turning heat into electricity) as well as a transporter of ions in wet animals. In the last two decades [1965-1985] nearly all tissues have been proven to produce or carry various kinds of electrical charge. Skin may play an as-yet-unknown role in regeneration… We can infer two things about the control [system]…in relation to the whole organism [;] the guidance can’t be purely local, but must come from a system that likewise pervades the whole body. Furthermore, there are no dedifferentiated cells left over when the work is done; there are just enough and no more… A large body of earlier work has shown that redifferentiation instructions are passed along a tissue arc whose main element is the circuit already established between nerves and epidermis” –p185—“The direction (polarity) plus the magnitude and force (amperage and voltage) of current could serve as a vector system… The electric field surrounding continuously charged cells…would provide a third coordinate…[and] a magnetic field…possibly adding a fourth dimension… Together these values might suffice to pinpoint any cell in the body. The electric and magnetic fields, varying as the current varies with the animal’s state of consciousness and health, could move charged molecules wherever they were needed for control of growth or other processes.” –p186—“As one who has performed too many amputations in his time, I find the prospect of being able to give a patient the real thing instead of a prosthesis tremendously exciting. There’s a good chance…such techniques could even rectify genetic birth defects. Since no one has yet achieved full regeneration…these dreams won’t come true overnight. They aren’t chimerical, however. The remaining problems could probably be solved…[by] basic research. Meanwhile, human capacities for repair of certain tissues are greater than most people realize, and there are already promising ways…” –p187, The Body Electric, 1985

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May 20, 2020

COVID: Spelling Magic

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Magic is “the Great Work” in Western traditions, ancient and timeless, and magic ‘spells’ convey creation into multiple dimensions, giving form to matter –at least, that’s what I’ve learned about magic and language over the years. Written or spoken, the dynamic convergence of science, art, and mysticism that is language encodes reality. The complexed western tradition is older than the Bible, encoded there too, of course, establishing Divine Order. That said, I observed the phrase ‘coronavirus disease pandemic’ as loaded with magical potential.

Firstly, it makes a ‘magic circle’ of 26 letters. A magic circle is made from a linear string of letters by drawing down-and-around the matching ‘c’ string ends, ‘locking’ them into a never-ending circle. This opens new dimensions; spheres, portals, wavelengths, etc. Repetition pumps power into the circle. The first time I posted a ‘magic circle’ and its only anagram on the blog (STX and Stuxnet), the result was startling. In principle, the magic circle makes a language ‘spell’ into a Force of Nature.

http://www.jenniferlake.wordpress.com/2011/07/13/stx-and-stuxnet/

Anagrams can be weirdly revealing and predictive, sometimes exposing a linkage to otherwise unrelated events, especially I suppose if a magic circle is made.

In English, 26 letters makes our alphabet and equates to ‘8’ (2+6) in numerology. Our corona phrase also contains every vowel, the ‘singing’ tones invoking ‘the gods’, so it represents a symbolic whole –the whole world, eh? The number 8 in the zodiac is ruled by Scorpio –the 8th House—domain of Life, Death, Regeneration and Transformation. By the calendar, the water sign of Scorpio rises in October and completes in November. Scorpio’s time is coincident to the coronavirus pandemic plan known as “Event 201” in October 2019, the outbreak following in Wuhan in November. Wuhan is ‘across the water’ and ‘on the water’, and coronavirus carries on droplets of water. The I Ching titles the #8 hexagram as ‘Accord’;  in the western Tarot #8 is Justice, the figure above the central portal of Notre Dame de Paris that holds the world in Balance. The façade of Notre Dame, by the way, names the center door ‘Portal of the Last Judgement’ and above it Justice is ‘opposed’ by the Demon with its hand upon the world, controlling the balance while she holds the scale. Numbers ‘2’ and ‘6’ are earth signs in the zodiac (houses of Taurus and Virgo), below the horizon, meaning roughly ‘stability at home’, like “stay at home orders”. In the ‘Pentateuch’, first five books of the Bible, a deducible series of number ‘8’s  from the generations of Adam presents the numbers ‘17’ and ‘26’ respecting Fathers and Sons – it is both Power and Infinity invested in mankind. ‘8’ sideways is the infinity symbol and the two circles of a converged, overlapping ‘8’ have the ‘vesica pisces’ in the center, the ‘fish’ symbol of Lordship.

A few anagrams that I worked out last night seem to reveal some features of the COVID story. Here are five handy ones, each spelling back the phrase ‘coronavirus disease pandemic’:

“advise a microsensor panic due”

“I spoon media ruse in cadavers”

“science and media pour saviors”

“a censure divides a comparison”

“o raise as music and providence”

—surely, many more and if you find some, please share! Meantime, I’ll work the ‘story’ and be back with results. Make your own Magic!!

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May 16, 2020

Global Revolution: Going Forward

The 1997 words of journalist William Greider in ‘One World, Ready or Not’:

“Revolutions, by their nature, do not operate with the consent of the governed. A revolution… is always the work of a radical few who seize power and impose new values and social arrangements on the many. While the process is inescapably anti-democratic…[that] is beside the point. Human history does, on occasion, advance by such decisive breaks from the past—epic transformations that destroy the comfortable old identities and compel people, for better or worse, to adopt new understandings of themselves….

   “If the question was put now to everyone, everywhere—do you wish to become a citizen of the world…?—it is safe to assume that most…would answer no, they wish to remain who they are…

    “The deepest social meaning of the global…revolution is that people no longer have free choice in this matter of identity. Ready or not, they are already of the world… [and] bound to distant others through the complex strands of commerce and finance reorganizing the globe as a unified marketplace… That is the essential new fact of everyone’s social existence and it is indeed revolutionary: unless one intends to withdraw from modern… life, there is no place to hide from the others… [P]atterns of global interconnectedness are already the dominant reality… The wrenching economic changes will be understood in time as a great new opening in history –an invitation to social invention and human advancement—but only when people learn how to think expansively again about their own ideals.” –pp333-335.

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Global economic forces –a lesson from William Greider

“In military terms, the free-running market has mounted a pincer movement against the modern welfare state and is advancing to disable it. One flank of the attack is formed by debt, the accumulating indebtedness of the wealthiest governments as they are unable to keep up with costs of long-established social commitments. The other flank is capital exit—the flight of firms and investors to other locations when nations fail to shrink the overhead costs that the welfare state imposes on enterprise and labor markets. As these two flanks tighten, each makes the situation worse for the societies under attack, swelling the ranks of dependent citizens and the cost of resistance.

“ Then the market reformers launch their frontal assault: a principled ideological argument that government is itself harmful…[and] that it is the welfare state, not global economic forces, that has degraded their prosperity and social order. Government protections…have robbed many citizens of their productive spirit and interfered with the private economy’s natural abilities to generate wealth. By shrinking government’s role, by hacking back its social guarantees and protective laws, society can free the market to create a better world for all. [p360]

“This…has become the preeminent political issue for the nations of advanced capitalism… Labor and the left are in retreat almost everywhere: commerce and finance predominate in politics and have adapted centralized government to their own uses… [p361] The global market’s imperatives are, in effect, pushing…powerful nations to engineer greater income inequality among their citizens…but nothing like the widening gulf in the United States. American political elites…have embraced the market reformers’ goals with renewed vigor and assume that if the debris of the welfare state can be cleared away, the American economy will flourish again. A terrible potential lurks in these developments, not widely appreciated because it seems so remote: fascism. The collision between society and the free market has the potential to stir a great social disturbance… The leading industrial democracies are confronted now with…the same collision. [p363]. If it is allowed to deepen and harden into political deadlock, the ground is prepared again for…fascism –a popular movement that promises to resolve the stress and conflict by dictatorial fiat, destroying personal freedom and democratic process in exchange for restoring stability and an orderly prosperity.

…”During the tumultuous economic changes on the 1920s, fragmentary fascist movements appeared in every industrial nation, including the United States, mainly among the dispossessed working class or bewildered middle-class traditionalists. When economic collapse enveloped the 1930s, the crisis allowed some of those parties to flourish and seize power, imposing their own deadly bargain on society… ‘Fascism,’ [Karl] Polanyi observed, ‘was a revolutionary tendency directed as much against conservatism as against the competing revolutionary force of socialism’.  When enough people feel cornered –confused and powerless, deprived of security and ignored by authorities—some will be drawn into extreme and violent forms of political expression… If Americans are disturbed by the rise of neofascists in Europe, they should understand that most of the Nazi literature ciculating in [Europe]…is mailed from the United States. [p364]

“In [modern] Germany, class resentment was on the rise again, though not always according to the usual stereotypes. The resentments I heard expressed came from people of advanced education and prestigious circumstances. What they resented was the comfortable lifestyle of the German working class. ‘Germans are very spoiled…and we are so lazy and spoiled today, used to a high standard where you get more and more… [Workers] spend a lot of time organizing their holidays… They know what they want and become very individualistic. Most employees feel they are equal to their bosses…  Simple work has become too expensive…’   In Frankfurt, the center of German finance, the bankers…put the class problem more explicitly. Germany’s economic problem, they explained, was excessive equality. ‘The price of maintaining equality is too high –we have to allow for more inequality… [The] need is to get the cleaning workers’ wages down and to widen the spread between them. If we do that, we get more employment, less tax burden [from]…financing the unemployed and, therefore, greater growth… How often does a U.S. janitor go for vacation abroad? Not very often, [we] think… Here, everybody goes abroad.’ [p365]

“Class implications aside, these comments were all directed at the economic crisis facing the social market economy…that was modern Germany’s proudest accomplishment. For nearly fifty years German prosperity has been widely shared through a complex system of public and private understandings… Now…under assault –[as] too expensive, too rigid, too centralized—for the relentless arithmetic of price-cost competition in the global marketplace. [p366]  As an economic scheme, the social market system had worked wondrously well in a self-contained market…[until] the social bargain was rendered vulnerable once liberalized finance and globalizing production were free of national boundaries. Indeed, the very political mechanisms Germany had created to foster compromise and concensus were now seen as barriers to executing rapid changes… In general, what the [German] reformers wanted was frequently described as the ‘American solution’ to globalization—a much smaller welfare system, deregulation across many fronts but especially in labor laws, a weakening of [unions]…and uniform wage[s], more freedom for employers to hire part-time workers and to modernize business practices.[p369]. The greater flexibility…enabled more job creation… lower unemployment and thus, reduced welfare costs. In particular, the U.S. system of weaker labor-market laws allowed the steady shrinkage of unions, declining real wages, more ‘temp’ jobs without rights or benefits and a much greater spread in incomes between highly educated and less skilled citizens. [But] in America, people were beginning to grasp that these conditions contributed to the social deterioration. In Germany, they were the reform goals. The social market ‘has to be substantially corrected… The state has to have a sound safety net, but it must lower standards, much lower than today and only for those who are unable to care for themselves. It’s not a managerial reform –it’s a conceptual reform…’ [p370]

 

“Americans, on the whole, [are] ill equipped to think about such matters or to understand how such basic forces as the labor market…and incomes created circumstances beyond an individual’s control. America’s contemporary liberals and conservatives were more alike in this than they recognized… [p380] Conservative reformers hacking away at the government’s various social programs were convinced that the marketplace itself was the best teacher and government got in the way. Liberals believed in remedial intervention –programs that in various ways would clean up the losers and equip them to get back on the ladder… Across the last twenty years [1970s-1990s]…the broad American middle-class was shrinking or else breaking… Home ownership…began declining in 1981… wage erosion and job losses have crept steadily up the ladder –from working poor to…white-collar ranks. These were people who…had done the ‘right things’ expected of them… Yet their prosperity was shrinking…[and] they were perhaps unsure why or who to blame. The future looked explosive. If global economic forces kept advancing as I have described them, another debilitating wave of deindustrialization was in store for America…” [p381]

One World Ready or Not, by William Greider, 1997

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May 15, 2020

666: Enter the Gates

Sofia Smallstorm Blog https://www.aboutthesky.com/aboutthesky/smallstorm-blog

Patent 060606: Get Paid for Being a Thought Slave

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“The Brave New World of Bill Gates and Big Telecom” is a new post at ChildrensHealthDefense.org, by Robert Kennedy, Jr.  If you want a summary of the A.I. dominated world to come, here it is. 

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Rewarding Compliance

Microsoft has patented a sinister technology that utilizes implanted sensors to monitor body and brain activity. It will reward compliant humans with crypto currency payments when they perform assigned activities.  The PatentWO |2020| 060606 has gained notoriety and the nickname “World Order 2020 666.” Microsoft describes this device as a “Crypto Currency System” and explains that it is “capable of” using body activity data to mine bitcoin in response to compliance with assigned tasks.

People who agree to install the Microsoft harmful wireless sensors will receive periodic “duty” smart phone instructions to watch a certain advertisement, listen to a specific song, walk down a specific grocery store aisle, or to take a certain vaccine. This chip will collect data from embedded sensors that monitor brain waves, blood flow, and other body reactions. The system will transfer cryptocurrency into the subject’s account after completion of the assigned task.

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May 10, 2020

Accelerating Biology

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Taking control of your body: Lessons from a cell biologist

“While the Human Genome Project was making headlines, a group of scientists were inaugurating a new, revolutionary field in biology called epigenetics. The science of epigenetics, which literally means ‘control above genetics,’ profoundly changes our understanding of how life is controlled… Genes are not destiny! Environmental influences, including nutrition, stress and emotions, can modify those genes without changing their basic blueprint. And those modifications, epigeneticists have discovered, can be passed on to future generations as surely as DNA blueprints are passed on via the Double Helix.” –p67, Biology of Belief, by Bruce H. Lipton, PhD, 2005

“You may consider yourself an individual, but as a cell biologist I can tell you that you are in truth a cooperative community of approximately 50 trillion single-cell citizens. Almost all of the cells that make up your body are amoeba-like, individual organisms that have evolved a cooperative strategy for their mutual survival. [p27]… I also [make] it clear to my students that each cell is an intelligent being that can survive on its own, as scientists demonstrate when they remove cells from the body and grow them in a culture. [p37] I knew intuitively when I was a child, these smart cells are imbued with intent and purpose; they actively seek environments that support their survival while simultaneously avoiding toxic or hostile ones. Like humans, single cells analyze thousands of stimuli from the microenvironment they inhabit… [and] select appropriate behavioral responses to ensure their survival. Single cells are also capable of learning through these environmental experiences and are able to create cellular memories which they pass on to their offspring.” [p38]

The evolutionary push for ever-bigger communities is simply a reflection of the biological imperative to survive. The more awareness an organism has of its environment, the better its chances for survival. When cells band together [i.e. into higher organisms] they increase their awareness exponentially… A process of cytological specialization enables the cells to form the specific tissues and organs of the body. Over time, this pattern of differentiation, i.e. the distribution of the workload among the members of the community, became embedded in the genes of every cell… significantly increasing the organism’s efficiency and its ability to survive… The efficiency it offered enabled more cells to live on less… The amount of energy conserved…contributes to both an increased survival advantage and a better quality of life. [p40]

But today’s understanding of cooperation in nature goes much deeper than the easily observable ones. ‘Biologists are becoming increasingly aware that animals have coevolved, and continue to coexist with diverse assemblages of microorganisms that are required for normal health and development,’ according to..an article in Science [Ruby, et.al. 2004] The study of these relationships is now a rapidly growing field called ‘Systems Biology.’ …Living organisms, it turns out, actually integrate their cellular communities by sharing their genes… Now scientists realize that genes are shared not only among the individual members of a species, but also among members of different species. The sharing of genetic information via gene transfer speeds up evolution since organisms can acquire ‘learned’ experience from other organisms. [p44] This sharing of information is…nature’s method of enhancing the survival of the biosphere… [and] Now that we are aware of this inter-and-intra-species gene transfer mechanism, the dangers of genetic engineering become apparent. [p45]

“ In reality, the idea that genes control biology is a supposition, which has never been proven and in fact has been undermined by the latest scientific research. Genetic control…has become a metaphor in our society. We want to believe that genetic engineers are the new medical magicians who can cure diseases and while they’re at it create more Einsteins and Mozarts as well. But metaphor does not equate with scientific truth. [H.F.] Nijhout (1992) summarizes the truth: ‘When a gene product is needed, a signal from its environment, not an emergent property of the gene itself, activates expression of that gene.’ In other words, when it comes to genetic control, ‘It’s the environment…’ [p52]…[and] it is the changing of the proteins’ electromagnetic charges that is responsible for their behavior-generating movement, not DNA. [p60]. Geneticists experienced a… shock when, contrary to their expectations of [finding] over 120,000 [human] genes, they found that the entire human genome consists of approximately 25,000 genes. More than eighty percent of the presumed and required DNA does not exist!… The one-gene, one-protein concept was a fundamental tenet of genetic determinism… No longer is it possible to believe that genetic engineers can with relative ease fix all our biological dilemnas. There are simply not enough genes to account for the complexity of human life or human disease. [p63]

“In the chromosome, the DNA forms the core and the [regulatory] proteins cover the DNA like a sleeve. When the genes are covered, their information cannot be ‘read.’  …How do you get that sleeve off? You need an environmental signal to spur the ‘sleeve’ protein to change shape, i.e. detach from the DNA’s double helix, allowing the gene to be read [and copied by the cell]… As a result, the activity of the gene is ‘controlled’ by the presence or absence of the ensleeving proteins which are in turn controlled by environmental signals. [p68] The story of epigenetic control is the story of how environmental signals control the activity of genes… The revised scheme of information flow…in biology starts with an environmental signal, then goes to a regulatory protein and only then goes to DNA, RNA, and the end result, a protein. The science of epigenetics has also made clear that there are two mechanisms by which organisms pass on hereditary information… Studies of protein synthesis reveal that epigenetic [tuning]‘dials’ can create 2,000 or more variations of proteins from the same gene blueprint. [p69]

“We now know that the environmentally influenced fine-tuning…can be passed from generation to generation. A landmark Duke University study published in the August 2003 issue of Molecular and Cellular Biology found that an enriched environment can even override genetic mutations in mice. In the study, scientists looked at the effect of dietary supplements on pregnant mice with the abnormal ‘agouti’ gene. Agouti mice have yellow coats and are extremely obese, which predisposes them to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. In the experiment, one group of yellow, obese, agouti mothers received methyl-group rich supplements available in health food stores: folic acid, vitamin B12, betaine and choline. Methyl-rich supplements were chosen because a number of studies have shown that the methyl chemical group is involved with epigenetic modifications. When methyl groups attach to a gene’s DNA, it changes the binding characteristics of regulatory chromosomal proteins. If the proteins bind too tightly to the gene, the protein cannot be removed and the gene cannot be read. Methylating DNA can silence or modify gene activity… The mothers who got the methyl group supplements produced standard, lean, brown mice, even though their offspring had the same agouti gene as their mothers. The agouti mothers who didn’t get the supplements produced yellow pups…which ate much more [and] wound up weighing almost twice as much as their… counterparts… [and were] diabetic while its genetically identical counterpart is healthy. [p72]

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“Living organisms are distinguished from non-living entities by the fact that they move: they are animated. The energy driving their movements is harnessed to do the ‘work’…such as respiration, digestion, and muscle contraction. To understand the nature of life one must first understand how protein ‘machines’ are empowered to move. The final shape, or conformation (the technical term used by biologists), of a protein molecule reflects a balanced state among its electromagnetic charges. However, if the proteins positive and negative charges are altered, the protein backbone will dynamically twist and adjust itself to accommodate the new distribution of charges. [Like charges, as in two negative terminals, will twist apart]. The distribution of electromagnetic charge within a protein can be selectively altered by a number of processes including: the binding of other molecules or chemical groups such as hormones; the enzymatic removal or addition of charged ions; or interference from electromagnetic fields such as those emanating from cell phones. [p56] [It] is the changing of the proteins’ electromagnetic charges that is responsible for their behavior-generating movement, not DNA. [p60]

“[My] nominee for the true brain that controls cellular life [is] the membrane… I refer to it in my lectures as the magical mem-Brain… The true secret of life lies in understanding the elegantly simple biological mechanisms of the magical membrane –the mechanisms by which your body translates environmental signals into behavior… Cell biologists gained insight into the amazing abilities of the cell membrane by studying the most primitive organisms on this planet, the prokaryotes… which include bacteria and other microbes [that] consist only of a cell membrane that envelops a droplet of soupy cytoplasm… A bacterium carries out the basic physiologic processes of life like more complicated cells… They can sense where there is food… they can recognize toxins and predators and purposely employ escape maneuvers to save their lives. In other words, prokaryotes display intelligence! [p76]

“It is important for the cell to allow molecules to break through the [membrane] barrier..[for] life-sustaining food…[and] information… [The] membrane becomes a vital and ingenious mechanism enabling selected nutrients to penetrate the interior of the cell… Phospholipids, one of the two major chemical components of the membrane…are composed of both polar and non-polar molecules…. All the molecules in our universe can be divided into non-polar and polar categories based on the type of chemical bonds that hold their atoms together. The bonds among [electrically charged] polar molecules…behave like magnets, attracting or repelling other charged molecules. Polar molecules include water and things that dissolve in water [hydrophiles]. Non-polar molecules include oil and substances that dissolve in oil [hydrophobes]… The phosphate portion of the molecule is motivated to seek water, while its lipid portion…seeks stability by dissolving in oil. [p80]…Because the [oil] portion of the membrane is non-polar, it does not let positively or negatively charged atoms or molecules pass through it. In effect, this lipid core is an electrical insulator…[but..]Most of the cell’s nutrients consist of charged polar molecules that would not be able to get past the formidable non-polar lipid barrier. Neither could the cell excrete its polarized waste products.  [Embedded membrane proteins, called]Integral Membrane Proteins (IMPs),…are composed of a linear backbone assembled from linked amino acids…[where] some are water-loving polar molecules and some are hydrophobic, non-polar molecules…that weaves itself in and out of the [membrane layer]. There are lots of IMPs with lots of different names, but they can be subdivided into two functional classes: receptor proteins and effector proteins… Receptors function as molecular ‘nano-antennas’ tuned to respond to specific environmental signals. Some receptors extend inward…to monitor the internal milieu of the cell. Other[s]…monitor external signals… Receptor ‘antennas’ can also read vibrational energy fields such as light, sound, and radio frequencies. The antennas on these ‘energy’ receptors vibrate like tuning forks. If an energy vibration in the environment resonates with a receptor’s antenna, it will alter the protein’s charge, causing the receptor to change shape.[p83]. [And] because receptors can read energy fields, the notion that only physical molecules can impact cell physiology is outmoded. Biological behavior can be controlled by invisible forces, including thought, as well as it can be controlled by physical molecules like penicillin, a fact that provides the scientific underpinning for pharmaceutical-free energy medicine. [p84]

“When you destroy its membrane, the cell dies just as you would if your brain were removed. Even if you leave the membrane intact, destroying only its receptor proteins, which can easily be done with digestive enzymes in the lab, the cell becomes ‘brain-dead.’ It is comatose because it no longer receives the environmental signals necessary for the operation of the cell. The cell also becomes comatose when the receptor proteins are left intact and its effector proteins are immobilized. To exhibit ‘intelligent’ behavior, cells need a functioning membrane with both receptor (awareness) and effector (action) proteins. These protein complexes are the fundamental units of cellular intelligence. Technically they may be referred to as units of ‘perception.’ …At the cellular level, the story of evolution is largely the story of maximizing the number of basic units of ‘intelligence,’ the membrane’s receptor/effector  proteins. Cells  become smarter by utilizing their outer membrane surface more efficiently and by expanding the surface area..so that more IMPs could be packed in… the eukaryote is thousands of times bigger than the prokaryote resulting in a tremendous increase in membrane surface area… The end result is more awareness, which translates to greater survivability. [p88]

“In 1985…I was reviewing the mechanics of the membrane trying to get a grasp of how it worked as an information processing system. That is when I experienced a moment of insight…[starting] first with the lollipop-like phospholipid molecules…arranged in the membrane like regimented soldiers on parade in perfect alignment. By definition, a structure whose molecules are arranged in regular, repeated pattern is defined as a crystal. There are two fundamental types of crystals. The crystals that most people are familiar with are hard and resilient minerals… The second kind of crystal has a more fluid structure…Familiar examples of liquid crystals include digital watch faces and laptop computer screens. To better understand the nature of a liquid crystal, let’s go back to those soldiers on parade. When the marching soldiers turn a corner, they maintain their regimented structure… They’re behaving like a flowing liquid, yet they do not lose their crystalline organization. The phospholipid molecules of the membrane behave in a similar fashion. Their fluid crystalline organization allows the membrane to dynamically alter its shape while maintaining its integrity…So in defining this character of the membrane I wrote: ‘The membrane is a liquid crystal.’ Then I started thinking about…a membrane with just phospholipids…[being] a non-conductor. However, when you add IMPs [integral membrane proteins], you realize that the membrane conducts some things across while keeping others out. So I [wrote]…’The membrane is a semiconductor.’  Lastly, I wanted to include…the two most common kinds of IMPs. These are the receptors and a class of effectors called channels because they [change shape and] provide the all-important means for the cell to let in nutrients and let out waste matter. I was about to write..’recptors and channels’ when I realized that a synonym for receptor is the word gate. So instead I completed my description by writing: ‘The membrane contains gates and channels.’ [p90] What hit me right away was… my new computer [with] a copy of a bright red book called ‘Understanding Your Microprocessor’… I grabbed the book and found..a definition of a computer chip that read: ‘A chip is a crystal semiconductor with gates and channels.’…I spent several more intense seconds comparing… biomembranes with silicon semiconductors… when I realized that the identical nature of their definitions… Twelve years later an Australian research consortium…published an article in Nature, which confirmed my hypothesis that the cell membrane is a homologue of a computer chip. [B.A.Cornell, et al. 1997] Cornell and associates successfully turned a biological cell membrane into a digital-readout computer chip. [p91] …The fact that the cell membrane and a computer chip are homologues means that it is both appropriate and instructive to better fathom the workings of a cell by comparing it to a personal computer. The first big-deal insight that comes from such an exercise is that computers and cells are programmable…[and] the programmer lies outside the computer/cell…[It was with a jolt that I realized that the gene-coding nucleus does not program the cell. [p92]

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“[B]ecause of their Newtonian, materialistic bias, conventional researchers have completely ignored the role that energy plays in health and disease. [p102] Biomedical scientists have been particularly confounded because they do not recognize the massive complexity of the intercommunication among the physical parts and the energy fields that make up the whole… Cellular contsituents are woven into a complex web of crosstalk, feeback and feedforward communication loops. A biological dysfunction may arise from a miscommunication along any of the routes of information flow… Once I realized the nature of the complex interactions between matter and energy, I knew that a reductionist, linear (A>B>C>D>E) approach could not even come close to giving us accurate understanding of disease. [p103] When you change the parameters of a protein at one point in such a complex pathway, you inevitably alter the parameters of other proteins at innumerable points within the entangled networks. [p104] When a drug is introduced into the body to treat a malfunction in one protein, that drug inevitably interacts with at least one and possibly many other proteins… [There is] the fact that biological systems are redundant. The same signals or protein molecules [p105] may be simultaneously used in different organs and tissues where they provide for completely different behavioral functions. For example, when a drug is prescribed to correct a dysfunction in a signaling pathway of the heart, that drug is delivered by the blood to the entire body. This ‘cardiac’ medicine can unintentionally disturb the function of the nervous system if the brain also uses components of the targeted signaling pathway…. Multicellular organisms survive with far fewer genes than scientists once thought because the same gene products (protein) are used for a variety of functions. [p106]

“ Hundreds upon hundreds of scientific studies over the last fifty years have consistently revealed that ‘invisible forces’ of the electromagnetic spectrum profoundly impact every facet of biological regulation… [E]nergetic signaling mechanisms such as electromagnetic frequencies are a hundred times more efficient in relaying environmental information than physical signals such as hormones, neurotransmitters, growth factors, etc.[p111] We know that living organisms must receive and interpret environmental signals in order to stay alive. In fact, survival is directly related to the speed and efficiency of signal transfer. The speed of electromagnetic energy signals is 186,000 miles per second, while the speed of a diffusible chemical is considerably less than 1 centimeter per second. Energy signals are 100 times more efficient and infinitely faster than physical chemical signaling. What kind of signaling would your trillion-celled community prefer? Do the math!

…”all organisms, including humans, communicate and read their environment by evaluating energy fields. [p120] The research I discussed…found that energy is a more efficient means of effecting matter than chemicals. [p125] Candace Pert was studying the human brain… In Molecules of Emotion,  Pert revealed how her study of information-processing receptors on nerve cell membranes led her to discover that the same ‘neural’ receptors were present on most, if not all, of the body’s cells. Her elegant experiments established that the ‘mind’ was not focused in the head, but was distributed via signal molecules to the whole body. [p132]

“Humans and a number of other higher mammals have evolved a specialized region of the brain associated with thinking, planning, and decision-making called the prefrontal cortex. This portion of the fore-brain is apparently the seat of the ‘self-conscious’ mind processing…it is a newly evolved ‘sense organ’ that observes our own behavior and emotions. [It] also has access to most of the data stored in our long-term memory bank [including cells]… Endowed with the ability to be self-reflective, the self-conscious mind is extremely powerful… We can actively choose how to respond to most envorinmental signals and whether we even want to respond at all. The conscious mind’s capacity to override the sunconscious mind’s preprogrammed behaviors is the foundation of free will. [p134]

“I was excited by my experiments because I believed that they revealed on the single-cell level a truth for multicellular organisms—that the mind (i.e. acting via the central nervous system’s adrenaline) overrides the body (acting via the local histamine signal). I wanted to spell out the implications…in my research paper, but my colleagues almost died from apoplexy at the notion of [a] body-mind connection into a paper about cell biology… because the mind is not an acceptable biological concept. Bioscientists are conventional Newtonians –if it isn’t matter…it doesn’t count. The ‘mind’ is a non-localized energy and therefore is not relevant to materialistic biology. [p137] The placebo effect should be the subject of major, funded research efforts. If medical researchers could figure out how to leverage the placebo effect, they would hand doctors an efficient, energy-based, side effect-free tool to treat disease… The fact that most doctors are not trained to consider the impact of the placebo effect is ironic because some historians make a strong case that the history of medicine is largely the history of the placebo effect… [p138] [including] ‘fake’ surgery. [p139]

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“In multicellular organisms, growth/protection behaviors are controlled by the nervous system. It is the nervous system’s job to monitor environmental signals, interpret them, and organize appropriate behavioral responses… the nervous system acts like the government in organizing the activities of its cellular citizens… The body is actually endowed with two separate protection systems, each vital to the maintenance of life. The first…mobilizes protection against external threats. It is called the HPA axis which stands for the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis. [p147] When there are no threats, the HPA axis is inactive and growth [cell renewal, respiration, digestion, etc.] flourishes… Once the adrenal alarm is sounded… [the] visceral organs stop doing their life-sustaining work of digestion, absorption, excretion and…production of the body’s energy reserves. Hence the stress response inhibits growth processes and further compromises the body’s survival by interfering with the generation of vital energy reserves. [p148]

“ The body’s second protection system is the immune system which protects us from threats originating under the skin such as those caused by bacteria and viruses… it can consume much of the body’s energy supply. [p149] The HPA system is a brilliant mechanism for handling acute stresses. However…not designed to be continuously activated.[p151] The HPA axis’ effect on the cellular community mirrors the effect of stress on a human population. [p153] [It shifts] the members of the community from a state of growth to a state of protection. [p154] …[S]tress hormones are so effective at curtailing immune system function that doctors provide them to recipients of transplants so that their immune systems wouldn’t reject the foreign tissues…. Activating the HPA axis also interferes with our ability to think clearly… Adrenal stress hormones constrict the blood vessels in the forebrain…[and] repress activity in the…prefrontal cortex…the center of conscious volitional activity… and reasoning. [p150]

“Inhibiting growth processes [which includes natural immunity] is also debilitating in that growth…is required to produce energy. Consequently, a sustained protection response inhibits the creation of life-sustaining energy. The longer you stay in protection, the more you compromise your growth…To fully thrive, we must not only eliminate the stressors but also actively seek joyful, loving, fulfilling lives that stimulate growth processes.” [p147] Biology of Belief, by Bruce H. Lipton, PhD

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May 7, 2020

Power Outed: Distancing and Shielding

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In 1993 Paul Brodeur, longtime journalist and writer for the New Yorker, published “The Great Power-Line Cover-Up” to expose the experiences of Americans confronting their public health officials  over the hazards of 60Hz EMF transmission. Mr. Brodeur wrote no less than five books on the general subject –two of which I have on my shelves, the one above and “The Zapping of America.” Cancer clusters occurring in substation neighborhoods and elementary schools, especially,  motivated residents to appeal for investigative inquiries to their local governments. They soon found themselves stonewalled in lock-step at every level of government, literally battling for their lives, even though “By..1990…there was a substantial body of medical and scientific evidence to show that exposure to the magnetic fields given off by power lines presented an extraordinary health hazard. The danger posed by substations and nearby high-current feeder lines appeared to be particularly acute.” –p80, The Great Power-Line Cover-Up.

Burying power lines is not enough –according to the book, they must be suspended in oil gel solution inside pipes to safely cancel the hazardous emissions, a lot like the neural net in your brain where fatty myelin carries the energy. Uninsulated buried lines were noted to add to the exposure matrix, being an additional hidden danger.  And then there’s the rest of the gear –and nothing from this timeframe [1990-1994] , the upper limit of Brodeur’s book, deals with cell towers, smart meters, the mass of emergency network repeaters installed post-9/11, 5G and beyond. Today, you need your own PPE for PPE: Personal Protective Equipment for Pervasive Power Emissions.

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TRY THIS AT HOME –It’s cheap, quick, cuts down personal exposure, and might even be fun. YOU NEED a roll of aluminum fly screen, a staple gun or tacks, pair of cutters, and frames. Frames can be folding screens, large picture frames or hinged panels of any kind like art canvas linked together, which comes in all sizes. Just cut and staple the fly screen onto the back of your frames and you have portable personal RF shielding, no grounding needed. Screen a large ‘picture’ on the indoor side of an outdoor meter, or use a larger folding screen in a room that faces your neighbor’s smart meter. If your frame has a blank front, like art canvas, ask the kids to make a painting or collage –a theme maybe, like “what we did on our COVID vacation.” When the U.S. government finally confirmed after many years that the embassy in Moscow was being irradiated with microwaves, they put up metal flyscreen –just the windows—and it worked (for the big windows) sufficient to reduce illness of the staff. I’ve tested this with meters and it works. Importantly, move any electric gadgets at least six feet from your bed –I used to keep a small plug-in digital alarm clock next to my bed, thinking it safe, until I metered it and found out, surprise, it was the dirtiest electric thing in the room. Six feet away was okay but I replaced it with a simple standard face battery clock that emits no signal. Whatever lightens the load. This is a battle for your mind.

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“[A] 1989 study that had been prepared by eight major utilities in New York State, and coordinated through the Empire State Electric Energy Research Corporation… showed that when a three-hundred-and-forty-five thousand [345,000]-volt transmission line is placed in steel pipe filled with oil and buried at a depth of five feet, the strength of the magnetic field measured one meter above the ground over the pipe is only about one milligauss during normal current flow, as compared with magnetic-field strengths as high as sixty milligauss… at the edge of a one-hundred foot right-of-way for an overhead [of the same voltage].”  -p115, The Great Power-Line Cover-Up, by Paul Brodeur, 1993

“In 1964, a Soviet investigator named Yuri Alexandrei Kholodov had reported that exposure to strong magnetic fields produced areas of cell death in the brains of rabbits. Shortly thereafter, other Soviet scientists reported that workers in high-voltage switchyards were experiencing fatigue, drowsiness, headaches, and other symptoms of central-nervous-system distress. During the 1970s, Dr. W. Ross Adey, a neurological scientist who was then the director of the Space Biology Laboratory at the Brain Research Institute of [UCLA], conducted a series of experiments demonstrating that weak electromagnetic fields oscillating at extra-low-frequencies could significantly alter the chemistry of the cerebral tissue of chickens and…cats. During the 1980s, Adey, [as] associate chief of staff for research…[at] Memorial Veterans Hospital in Loma Linda…demonstrated that electromagnetic fields pulsed at the electrical-distribution-system frequency of sixty hertz could inhibit the ability of cultured T-lymphocyte cells from mice to kill cultured cancer cells—a result suggesting that these fields might be acting as cancer promoters by suppressing the immune system.” [p84-85, ibid.]

“[In] 1973 the members of a seven-scientist committee convened by the United States Navy had found the results of several Navy-financed studies of the biological effects of extra-low-frequency [ELF] electromagnetic fields in human beings and animals so disturbing that they had recommended unanimously that the Navy (which suppressed their recommendation) warn a presidential advisory panel of possible danger ‘to the large population at risk in the United States who are exposed to 60 hz fields from power lines and other 60hz sources.’ “ [p24, ibid.]

“[In] 1983…[at] the University of Umea in Sweden [scientists] reported…a significant increase in congenital anomalies among the children of men who worked in high-voltage switchyards… [W]orkers in Sweden indicated that chromosome breaks and aberrant cells are…more common among these workers…[and] that such effects might be caused by exposure to the electrical pulses (spark discharges) that are given off by transformers and other equipment in substations, rather than to the sixty-herz…fields.” [p86, ibid.]

“[In] 1987 [two New York scientists] demonstrated that weak, pulsed sixty-herz electric and magnetic fields similar to…power lines may trigger …cancer by altering RNA transcription…to increase the production of proteins…found in tumor cells.” [p85, ibid.]

“The response of the federal government …[was] budget cuts imposed by the Reagan[Bush] Administration [on] a promising…investigation…under way for ten years at the [EPA] Health Effects Research Laboratory…Triangle Park, North Carolina…[which] was shut down in 1986. Since that time, almost no funding had been made available by the EPA for research in this area, and federal government involvement had been limited to a modest research program financed by the Department of Energy, which (as could be seen from its gross mismanagement of the nuclear plants under its jurisdiction) had shown little interest in protecting the public health”. [p88, ibid.]

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—DoE and NIH, together, funded The Human Genome Project, incidental to DoE funding of major school lunch programs. And notably, the origin of the 2009 H1N1 swine flu pandemic documents 3 child ‘index’ patients from U.S. Navy-run clinics at the U.S.-Mexico border.

 

 

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May 5, 2020

COVID: Going to the Dogs

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Pet dogs, pet cats, lions and tigers at the zoo—all testing positive for SARS-CoV-2. Wuhan reported that 15% of the housecats tested were positive for COVID-19 antibodies, but no case of illness was reported in Chinese kitty-cats. The first COVID-19 dog case in China, a 17-yr-old Pomeranian, was held in quarantine longer than its CoV-positive owner, and died 2 days after being released, at which time it was negative, never having shown any symptoms. The second COVID-positive dog in China, a pet German shepherd, showed no signs or symptoms and was still remanded to quarantine. The United States, however, is reporting illness; the first U.S. dog case is a pug named Winston who developed a cough –and he’s doing fine now. His owners are a COVID-positive family of three with other pets, and part of the medical community in North Carolina.

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Five tigers and three lions at the Bronx Zoo are all presumed to have contracted COVID-19 from a single human handler. But this is where the story gets interesting because zoo animals have been subject to long-term observation with scientific analyses –a situation reviewed in my current ‘go-to’ resource for electrosensitivity diseases—The Invisible Rainbow.  The startling awareness at the moment is that Arthur Firstenberg’s 2017 book is a virtual guide to the COVID pandemic.

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Hang on, because this is an intricate endeavor. I don’t want to bombard you with technicalities as I go through a COVID series of posts. The epidemiology and ‘underlying condition’ causes are essential to know and what it’s all about, including the social, cultural, unconstitutional and likewise. The genetic, biomedical, and biotechnology information about coronavirus and its sequelae correlates in full.  At the same time, on the technical front, I’m just a few steps ahead of my posts in this maze – a-maze-ing. Yeah. That said, Mr. Firstenberg, no doubt a principled 4-year medical student, vegetarian, and activist who dedicated his book to a beloved friend beset with porphyria, has filled a void left derelict by our public health policy professionals. I bought Firstenberg’s book in the first place to help me fill out the composited health effects in my research on influenza and polio, diseases of radiation exposure –he doesn’t at all deal with polio, nuclear industry, or radioactive materials and fallout. Rather sticking scrupulously to electrification and microwaves as we know them, The Invisible Rainbow drops you right in the memory hole.  A memory hole, a very old expression coined from the native Americans, is not where information goes to die of neglect, but where it goes to be found and cherished.

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In chapter 11, “Irritable Heart”, Arthur Firstenberg writes, “Whatever environmental factor was affecting human beings in America during the 1930s and 1940s was also affecting all the animals in the Philadelphia Zoo. The Laboratory of Comparative Pathology was a unique facility founded at the zoo in 1901. And from 1916 to 1964 [they] kept complete records of autopsies performed on over thirteen thousand animals that had died in the zoo. During this period, arteriosclerosis increased an astonishing ten-to-twenty-fold among all species of mammals and birds. In 1923, [Herbert] Fox had written that such lesions were ‘exceedingly rare,’ occurring in less than two percent of animals as a…finding at autopsy. The incidence rose rapidly during the 1930s, and by the 1950s arteriosclerosis was not only occurring in young animals, but was often the cause of their death… Coronary heart disease appeared even more suddenly. In fact. Before 1945 the disease did not exist at the zoo. And the first heart attacks ever recorded in zoo animals occurred ten years later, in 1955… [By] 1963, over 90 percent of all mammals and 72 percent of all birds that died in the zoo had coronary disease, while 24 percent of the mammals and 10 percent of the birds had had heart attacks. And the majority of heart attacks were occurring in young animals in the first half of their expected life spans… Diet had nothing to do with these changes… [D]iets were the same at all times between 1935 and 1964… [T]housands of miles away, researchers were finding arteriosclerosis in 22 percent of the animals in the London Zoo in 1960, and a similar number in the Zoo of Antwerp Belgium in 1962. The element that increased most spectacularly in the environment during the 1950s when coronary disease was exploding among humans and animals was radio frequency (RF) radiation.” –pp171-172, The Invisible Rainbow

“Trained as a biologist, Allan H. Frey became interested in microwave research in 1960 by following his curiosity… He left his job at General Electric and began doing full-time research into the biological effects of microwave radiation. In 1961, he published his first paper on ‘microwave hearing’ [which Frey himself could hear]… He spent the next two decades experimenting on animals…to clarify [RF] effects on the auditory system, the eyes, the brain, the nervous system, and the heart. He discovered the blood-brain barrier effect, an alarming damage to the protective shield that keeps bacteria, viruses, and toxic chemicals out of the brain –damage that occurs at levels of radiation that are much lower than what is emitted by cells phones today… The effects Frey demonstrated occur because the heart is an electrical organ and microwave pulses interfere with the heart’s pacemaker. But in addition to these direct effects, there is a more basic problem: microwave radiation, and electricity in general, starves the heart of oxygen because of effects at the cellular level.” –pp176-177, ibid. “The fundamental defect…is that although enough oxygen and nutrients reach the cells, the mitochondria –the powerhouse of the cells—cannot efficiently use that oxygen and those nutrients, and not enough energy is produced to satisfy the requirements of heart, brain, muscles, and organs. This effectively starves the entire body, including the heart, of oxygen, and can eventually damage the heart.” –p187, ibid.

–oxidative stress, a cause in AIDS we learn from Dr. Nancy Banks’ book AIDS, Opium, Diamonds, and Empire

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Because of homology across species and ‘receptors,’ we sink or swim, crawl, leap and fly together. One Medicine. One World. “One level of Health for all…” (NIH lobbyist Florence S. Mahoney)

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The Chapel Hill, North Carolina family, owners of Winston the pug, are enrolled in a special study called MESSI –for Molecular and Epidemiological Study of Suspected Infection –messy, got it?—a DoD-funded project headed by Dr. Christopher W. Woods. “Woods is a principal investigator [PI] in a $3.8 million DARPA project to help develop genetic test[s] for exposure to weapons of mass destruction.” https://precisionmedicine.duke.edu/MESSI-study

 “His research focuses on the development of novel diagnostic approaches to infectious disease and the potential for interspecies transmission of pathogens. His genomic approach to harnessing the host response for diagnosis of infectious diseases has been called a paradigm shift in the field. Dr. Woods is a partner in the Southeastern Center for Emerging Biological Threats, core PI of the Southeastern Research Center for Excellence on Emerging Infections and Biodefense, and a leader in the NIH-funded Vaccine and Therapeutics Evaluation Unit at Duke.” https://globalhealth.duke.edu/people/woods-chris

If you are COVID positive, have a pet, and would like to enroll in a study, there are multiple “One Health” initiatives underway. University of Washington One Health Research asks not to include birds or reptiles, and if you have one, no pangolins.

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“Pangolin CoV and one type of bat CoV are likely to be able to use both human and other animal ACE2 to gain entry into the host cells. Moreover, the SARS-CoV-2 virus can bind to multiple animal ACE2s even if the furin cleavage site is deleted. Thus, many of these wild animals can be natural hosts or intermediate hosts for the novel coronavirus and its progenitor.” https://www.news-medical.net/news/20200420/ACE2-receptor-expression-by-SARS-CoV-2-across-different-animal-species.aspx

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May 1, 2020

COVID: Sunspots and Corona Holes

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If  global pandemic ‘drills’ are staged for safest timing, there is/was no better time than the present.  Embracing the highly credible evidence of Arthur Firstenberg who claims “Influenza is an electrical disease” and proceeds to prove it in his book, The Invisible Rainbow, Firstenberg gives us several hundred years of review on recorded  influenza pandemics. Natural pandemics, he points out, including illnesses other than flu, correlate to active sun cycles in times of solar maximum. We are at this moment in a solar minimum on par with an historic Maunder Minimum that ended nearly 300 years ago.

NASA and NOAA scientists “concurred that solar minimum between [the 11-year] Cycles 24 and 25 will occur in April 2020 (+/- 6 months)” https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/news/solar-cycle-25-forecast-update

The peak of cycle 25 is predicted to arrive in 2024 and continue for 2 years—right on time—but the activity level assessed by the number of sunspots will be less than average, in fact less than half of the 2001 sunspot peak of 250 during cycle 23. Overall, scientists appear to be generalizing a long period of global cooling punctuated by electromagnetic weather disturbances from flares and solar winds emanating from “corona holes.”  Other predictions suggest unstable weather from flares and holes will play havoc with mass telecommunication systems, disrupting Smart grids, navigation, near-earth orbital equipment, etc., but also enthuse about better space travel in our solar system.

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“A periodic solar event called a “grand minimum” could overtake the sun perhaps as soon as 2020 and lasting through 2070, resulting in diminished magnetism, infrequent sunspot production and less ultraviolet (UV) radiation reaching Earth — all bringing a cooler period to the planet that may span 50 years.The last grand-minimum event — a disruption of the sun’s 11-year cycle of variable sunspot activity — happened in the mid-17th century. Known as the Maunder Minimum, it occurred between 1645 and 1715, during a longer span of time when parts of the world became so cold that the period was called the Little Ice Age, which lasted from about 1300 to 1850.” https://www.livescience.com/61716-sun-cooling-global-warming.html

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Taking a cue from The Invisible Rainbow and the solar cycle, it seems as if all recent (2005-2009) ‘plandemics’ were set in timeframes of  general safety when natural pandemics would not occur. The geography and timing of modern influenza and polio, so-called contagions for which we are vaccinated, are an essential match for high-energy technology overload– and COVID, too, is lining up with radiation and chemical pollution factors.

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“In the early 1970s, atmospheric physicists finally woke up to the fact that the earth’s magnetic field was highly disturbed… It had been discovered accidentally in 1958 that VLF [very low frequency] transmissions originating on earth interact with particles in the magnetosphere, stimulating them to emit new VLF waves, which can then be received at the opposite end of the earth. The purpose of the [HAARP] project was to do this deliberately –to inject sufficient quantities of very low frequency energy into the magnetosphere so that it would not only trigger new waves, but that these triggered waves might in turn cause electrons to rain out of the earth’s radiation belts into the atmosphere, altering the properties of the ionosphere for military purposes…  The data…were surprising. First, the signal[s]…were being amplified more than a thousandfold in the magnetosphere before returning to earth… The second surprise was… frequencies that originated [from the broadcast signal returned in] multiples of 60 Hz. The…signal had been altered on its journey through outer space to bear the imprint of the electric power grid…   It appears that harmonics from all of the world’s power grids leak continuously into the magnetosphere, where they are greatly amplified as they bounce back and forth between the northern and southern hemisphere.” –p128, The Invisible Rainbow.

“We live today with a number of devastating diseases that do not belong here… ‘Anxiety disorder’ [neurasthenia], afflicting one-sixth of humanity, did not exist before the 1860s, when telegraph wires first encircled the earth. No hint of it appears in the medical literature before 1866. Influenza, in its present form, was invented in 1889, along with alternating current…  Prior to the 1860s, diabetes was so rare that few doctors saw more than one or two cases during their lifetime… Heart disease…was an illness of infants and old people… Cancer was also exceedingly rare… These are the diseases of civilization that we have also inflicted on our animal and plant neighbors, diseases that we live with because of a refusal to recognize the force that we have harnessed for what it is… [causing] distortions of the invisible rainbow that runs through our veins and makes us alive. It is time that we remember.” –p2, The Invisible Rainbow, by Arthur Firstenberg, 2017

January 29, 2018

Atomic Oswald Three

Part One: https://jenniferlake.wordpress.com/2015/03/26/atomic-agent-oswald/

Part Two: https://jenniferlake.wordpress.com/2017/03/20/atomic-oswald-two/

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It is still 1959 in this telling of Atomic Agent Oswald. John Kennedy’s future CIA Director and Eisenhower’s current Atomic Energy Commission chairman, John Alex McCone, has become the ‘reluctant‘ (by his words) facilitator of a nuclear weapons moratorium. As we learned in Atomic Oswald Two, McCone was quietly leading a vanguard delegation of American nuclear scientists on a tour of Moscow and Leningrad at precisely the time of the Robert Webster/Lee Oswald false defections to the Soviet Union.
The depth and breadth of McCone’s own stakeholding in the nuclear business has yet to be told –to the extent possible, it will. In the meantime, one may wonder how McCone came to be the CIA chief: if the offer was an ill-considered political move on the part of Kennedy, or there was much more to it. The root of McCone’s ascent and control of the CIA may lie here, in the following.
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*For your consideration:

JFK was elected in early November of 1960, remained the “president-elect” until inauguration day on Jan. 20, 1961. In mid-December, JFK is busily lining up his cabinet. “He spent most of November and December at the Palm Beach house his father had bought…There, and later at his house on N Street in Georgetown, he began to put together a government.” (p24, President Kennedy, Profile in Power, by Richard Reeves, 1993) “Kennedy interviewed strangers for hours every day…” (p25) “…he was trying to put together a bipartisan government, with Republicans as shields on defense and economics. ‘Sound’ was the image he wanted to project” (p27) …”On December 15, Kennedy told Robert Kennedy to come to Georgetown for breakfast… John Kennedy said at breakfast ‘You will be Attorney General. I need you… I need someone I know to talk to in this government… So, that’s it, General,’ he said, standing up…. ‘Nine strangers and a brother for a Cabinet,’ said Fred Dutton, one of Kennedy’s talent scouts.” (p29, ibid.)

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“By December 1960, John W. Finney had been a reporter for three years in the Washington bureau of the New York Times, covering nuclear issues and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) …but he had yet to bust a big one. Finney’s story came late that month as was, as Finney recalled, ‘handed to me on a platter.’ The messenger was the Times redoubtable Arthur Krock, the patriarch of Washington columnists, who approached Finney’s desk late one afternoon…  ‘Mr. Finney,’ Krock said, ‘I think if you call John McCone he’ll have a story for you’… Finney immediately understood the situation: ‘They were looking to plant a story. I was the right person and Krock was the intermediary.’ Finney made the call and was promptly invited to McCone’s office. ‘McCone was mad, sputtering mad,’ Finney recalled. ‘He started talking and saying, ‘They lied to us!’   Who?  ‘The Israelis. They told us it was a textile plant.’ There was new intelligence, McCone said, revealing that the Israelis had secretly built a nuclear reactor in the Negev with French help; McCone wanted Finney to take the story public. Finney’s subsequent article, published December 19 on page one in the Times, told the American people what Art Lundahl [Nat’l Photo Interpretation Center] and Dino Brugioni had been reporting to the White House for more than two years: that Israel, with the aid of the French, was building a nuclear reactor to produce plutonium. ‘Israel had made no public announcement about the reactor, nor has she privately informed the United States of her plan,’ Finney wrote faithfully reflecting what McCone told him…  Finney’s story also noted that McCone had ‘questioned’ Israel about the new information but then added: ‘Mr. McCone refused to go into details.’ It was standard operating proceedure for official Washington: Finney got the story and McCone was able to duck responsibility for giving it to him.

“McCone’s leak to Finney would be his parting shot as AEC commissioner; a few days later he announced his resignation on Meet The Press…  The Finney story was being written that same day. Finney was convinced, as McCone wanted him to be, that the commissioner’s anger stemmed from recently acquired knowledge, some new intelligence about the Israelis. ‘McCone left me with the impression,’ Finney recalled, ‘that they’d suddenly appreciated that the Israelis were lying to them.’ Finney paid a higher price than he realized for his big story; the Eisenhower administration was using him and the New York Times to accomplish what its senior officials were publicly apprehensive about doing themselves –taking on the Israelis over Dimona. McCone, as he did not indicate to Finney, had been briefed regularly on the Israeli nuclear program after replacing Lewis Strauss.. in July 1958; there is no evidence that Strauss, who also received regular briefings on Dimona from Art Lundahl and Dino Brugioni, personally shared his knowledge with McCone. But Lundahl and Brugioni did. McCone, as AEC chairman, was a member of the U.S. Intelligence Advisory Committee, the top-level group at the time, and was, according to Walter N. Elder, a former CIA official who was McCone’s long-time aide ‘in on the action from the beginning. He sat at the table.’ “ pp71-73, The Samson Option, by Seymour M. Hersh, 1991

Background on Dimona and Israel’s pursuit of nuclear weapons is here: Lewis Strauss and JFK, part three at the top
https://jenniferlake.wordpress.com/2013/03/13/lewis-strauss-and-jfk-part-iii/
*Explanations of Walt Elder’s remarks about McCone are not included in The Samson Option –i.e. when the ‘beginning’ began, what ‘action’ at whose ‘table’–significant questions regarding the complex represented by McCone. Hersh does, however, ask this question: “What made McCone (who died in early 1991 after a long, incapacitating illness) join the [outgoing] administration in suddenly reacting to intelligence that had been around for years?”
— answer it for yourself but read on for a suggestion.
“Whatever the reason, even before McCone’s summoning of John Finney, there was a coordinated effort at the top levels of government to make Israel acknowledge what it was doing at Dimona. Such unanimity of purpose and widespread access to sensitive intelligence about Dimona wouldn’t happen again –ever.” p74, The Samson Option, by Seymour M. Hersh, 1991
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When the Dimona story broke in the Times, President-elect Kennedy had one month until the inauguration. His new Cabinet met with the Eisenhower team for an official briefing on world affairs only once –January 19, the ‘eve’ of their investment. “Kennedy and Eisenhower..were alone for forty-five minutes… [Eisenhower] began with the black vinyl satchel, “the Football”, which contained nuclear options, commands, and codes… carried by military officers who handed it off to each other in eight-hour shifts… [then] they walked into the Cabinet Room for an official working session with the old and new secretaries of State, Defense and Treasury… Kennedy had requested discussion in four categories; (1) Trouble Spots…. Kennedy asked about atomic weapons in other countries. ‘Israel and India,’ [Christian A.] Herter replied. The Israelis had a reactor capable of producing ninety kilograms of weapons-quality plutonium by 1963. He advised Kennedy to demand inspection and control before there were atomic bombs in the Middle East. In India, he said, the Russians were helping build  a reactor. The meeting ended before noon…” pp29-3o, President Kennedy, by Richard Reeves; And on that note, the official briefing was over. Mr. Reeves offers in the introduction an observation on page 19, “There was an astonishing density of event during the Kennedy years“, escaping no one’s attention.

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Late 1960 Dimona was ‘domed’ and visible from the nearby road. At any moment or place, news of the reactor could break in the world press. The CIA’s U-2 reconnaisance had overflown the Dimona construction site any number of times on its way to the Soviet borders. The U-2 flightpaths were the same route flown by Francis Gary Powers on his takedown ride.

The spy satellites were coming: “On January 31, 1961, the Americans successfully placed the first SAMOS satellite in orbit. The era of the spy satellite had been born, and the intelligence game would never be the same again.” p70, Cold Warrior, James Jesus Angleton…, by Tom Mangold, 1991

The Powers Incident: “On May 1, 1960, Francis Gary Powers, the most experienced U-2 pilot with twenty-seven completed missions, including overflights of the Soviet Union and China, departed from Peshawar [Pakistan] to carry out Operation GRAND SLAM –the twenty-fourth and most ambitious deep-penetration flight in the U-2 program, which was planned to fly across the Soviet Union from south to north… The primary target [was] Plesetsk, which..might be an operational ICBM facility… But Powers never made it to Plesetsk… Four and a half hours into the mission, while Powers was above Sverdlovsk, an SA-2 anti-aircraft missile had detonated at 70,500 feet just behind Powers’ aircraft, disabling it.” p18, The Wizards of Langley, by Jeffrey T. Richelson, 2001

*The U-2 began formal operations in the summer of 1956 

“Richard Bissell and Kelly Johnson had no illusions that the U-2 would be perpetually invulnerable to Soviet countermeasures. All they hoped for was a couple of good years. The Soviet ability to detect and track the plane from the beginning was not expected, but they began thinking about a successor plane long before the May 1, 1960 Powers incident.     In August 1957, the Scientific Engineering Institute (SEI), a Boston-based CIA proprietary that had been working on ways to reduce U-2 vulnerability, began to investigate the possibility of designing an aircraft with a small radar cross-section. SEI soon discovered that supersonic speed dramatically reduced the chance of detection by radar… Both Lockheed and the Convair Division of General Dynamics were informed of the [SEI] conclusion to guide their research on a possible U-2 successor… To assist him in evaluating proposals, Bissell once again called on Edwin Land [of Polaroid] to serve as chairman of an advisory group… In early August 1960, the U-2 was no longer flying over the Soviet Union… But another CIA-managed project was about to pay huge dividends and revolutionize U.S. intelligence capabilities… The primary objective of the program [underway in 1958], first known as the Advanced Reconnaisance System (ARS), then as SENTRY, and finally as SAMOS, was to develop a satellite that would electronically scan the photographs obtained by its cameras and transmit the data back to a ground station where it could be reconstructed into a picture. A subsidiary objective was to develop a satellite that would return its film back to earth in a canister.    …Not surprisingly, Bissell was assigned to manage the new satellite program, which would soon be designated CORONA…   Out on the West Coast, Charlie Murphy, a longtime Air Force designee to the CIA, served as Bissell’s Field Technical Director at the Lockheed Advanced Projects (AP) facility in Palo Alto…    Five contractors played key roles in the development of CORONA. Itek, a Boston-based company founded by Richard Leghorn, and Fairchild Camera and Instruments were asked to develop camera systems. General Electric and Eastman-Kodak were, respectively, awarded contracts for developing the recovery capsule and supplying the film. The Lockheed corporation would have a dual role..[plus] the responsibility for integrating the entire effort…. [A] small program office.. was established at the Ballistic Missile Division headquarters near Los Angeles. Work on the ‘black’ side of the project was handled down the hall.” pp20-24, The Wizards of Langley

*John McCone and Steve Bechtel were among the exclusive members of Mandalay Camp at Bohemian Grove, going back the 1930s: “The most elite of the camps is Mandalay. A visitor once said of it, ‘You don’t just walk in there –you are summoned.’ Mr. [Gerald] Ford and Mr. [Henry] Kissinger this year [1977] were guests of Mandalay whose members include Stephen Bechtel Sr., Stephen Bechtel Jr., Leonard Case Firestone and Edgar F. Kaiser, among the industrialists; former CIA director John McCone and [Gen.] Lucius D. Clay, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff [and senior partner in Lehman Brothers]. Following closely in Mandalay’s footsteps is Cave Man Camp. Its members have included Herbert Hoover, a dedicated Bohemian who was known to fellow campers as ‘the Chief’…http://www.nytimes.com/1977/08/14/archives/bohemian-grove-where-big-shots-go-to-camp.html

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***https://exposebohemiangrove.org/category/camps/mandalay-camp/***

One key individual in the Bohemian web of relationships that united John McCone, Steve Bechtel, Foster and Allen Dulles, Lewis Strauss, Herbert Hoover and many others was John Lowery Simpson, the maternal uncle of Stephen D. Bechtel (Sr.)’s wife Laura, and a member of the club’s Isle of Aves camp. Simpson, a close friend to the Dulles brothers, introduced John McCone to Allen Dulles at an intimate dinner party in Dulles’s home, circa 1947. At that time, Simpson was a vice-president of the J. Henry Schroder bank of London and New York –he stated in a 1978 oral history (e-book) that “Foster was our [Schroder bank] senior lawyer and Allen was also our lawyer…”

“Schroder Bank, of which Simpson remained a director after joining Bechtel, was recently discovered to have been a bank for the CIA director’s controversial discretionary fund…” http://www.educationforum.ipbhost.com/topic/4582-john-alex-mccone/?page=2

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Simpson photo source:

https://mikemcclaughry.wordpress.com/the-reading-library/cia-declassified-document-library/frank-g-wisner-appointed-chief-of-si-mission-istanbul-turkey/*

 

“[I]n Who’s Who in America for 1952, Mr. Simpson states that he served under Herbert Hoover on the Commission for Relief in Belgium from 1915 to 1917; U.S. Food Administration, 1917 to 1918; American Relief Commission 1919, and with P.N. [Prentiss] Gray Company [in] Vienna, 1919 to 1921. Gray was the Chief of Maritime Transportation for the U.S. Food Administration, which enabled him to set up his own shipping company after the war. Like other Hoover humanitarians, Simpson also joined the J. Henry Schroder Banking Corp. (Adolf Hitler’s personal bankers) and the J.Henry Schroder Trust Company… Simpson states he was consultant to the Bechtel-McCone interests in war production during WWII…” http://www.coldcaseupdate.blogspot.com/2011/02/vijay-prashad-frank-wisner-jr.html

Readers can learn more about “Hoover’s Relief” here: https://jenniferlake.wordpress.com/2012/11/23/lewis-strauss-and-jfk/

For the campers at the Grove, a singular pride in production accompanies coordination of the S-1 Committee, leaders in the Manhattan Project, photographed at Bohemian Grove, September 1942. ***

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http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/esp_sociopol_bohemiangrove08.htm

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“After graduating from Berkeley, [Simpson] had gone to work for the Commission for Relief in Belgium, a joint U.S.-British project… He spent five years in Europe schooling himself in Continental finance, making the social rounds (most notably in Vienna, where he married a well-connected socialite, Margrete Mandel) and developed a close friendship with CRB’s head and his fellow San Franciscan Herbert Hoover. On his return to the United States, Simpson joined the J. Henry Schroder Banking Corporation, a leading New York investment house… One evening during the mid-1930s, as Simpson was thrashing through an especially difficult contract, his friend and boss, Prent Gray..suggested the two of them seek advice from Sullivan & Cromwell, a law firm headquartered in the same building. During the Paris Peace Conference, Gray had met one of the firm’s partners… His name was John Foster Dulles. Perhaps, Gray suggested, he could help.
“‘Foster’ did help.. [and was] so helpful that he and his brother..Allen were subsequently awarded all of Schroder’s legal work. Schroder, in turn, began arranging financing for.. Sullivan & Cromwell clients. It was a mutually beneficial relationship, and during the course of it the brothers Dulles became fast friends with the bank’s rising young executive vice-president, John L. Simpson… Named a Schroder director, he became the firm’s international contact man.. [and] began shuttling between Washington, New York and Central and South America. Officially his missions were undertaken for the bank, but at the suggestion of his friends the Dulleses, he began doing the government favors as well, including ‘smoking out’..South American clients… Simpson passed along the results of his private intelligence-gathering to two men who were regular lunch partners in Washington: Dean Acheson, later to become..Truman’s secretary of State, and William ‘Wild Bill’ Donovan, founder of the OSS.
“During World War II, when Allen Dulles was organizing OSS networks from Switzerland, Simpson took time off from the bank to become chief financial advisor for the U.S. Army in Europe. After the Allied landings in Italy in 1943 and subsequent Italian surrender, Simpson, working with another Schroder executive attached to the OSS, in effect controlled the country’s treasury. After completing that task in 1944, he returned to San Francisco for..a brief rest at the home of his niece and her husband, Steve Bechtel. Bechtel, however, had an offer for him: a consultancy position with Bechtel-McCone…
“Simpson accepted and brought to Bechtel’s various enterprises a financial expertise they had been sorely lacking. But his real worth was as a door-opener…demonstrated at the inaugural meeting of the United Nations in San Francisco in April 1945 Assembled..were many of Simpson friends..and he made a point of introducing most of them to Steve Bechtel who showed them around his shipyards. One who got the tour was Thomas Finletter, later to succeed James Forrestal as..secretary of Defense.” pp74-75, Friends In High Places

**coming up: more Bechtel, McCone , early ties to the Atomic Energy Commission, CIA, World Affairs Councils, Schroder Bank, Allen Dulles, Permindex, and more quotes from “Friends in High Places; the Bechtel Story, the Most Secret Corporation and How It Engineered the World”, by Laton McCartney, 1988

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*BUT…First, my brief lesson from Prof. C.Wright Mills (1916-1962), quoting his 1956 book The Power Elite:

“Changes in the American structure of power have generally come about by institutional shifts in the relative positions of the political, the economic, and the military orders… [B]roadly speaking, the American power elite has gone through four epochs and is now [in 1956] well into a fifth.” p269
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“The supremacy of corporate economic power began in a formal way with the Congressional elections of 1866 and was consolidated by the Supreme Court decision of 1886 which declared that the Fourteenth Amendment protected the corporation. That period witnessed the transfer of the center of initiative from government to corporation. Until the First World War…this [third epoch] was an age of raids on the government by the economic elite, an age of simple corruption, when senators and judges were simply bought up.
 …The military order of this period..was subordinate to the political, which in turn was subordinate to the economic [order of hierarchies: economic, political, military] …that economy was dynamic; the ‘trusts’ ..[that] could readily use the relatively weak governmental apparatus for their own ends… [T]he powers of the industrial and financial corporations concentrated and interlocked… And as private economic power overshadowed public political power, so the economic elite overshadowed the political… Perhaps there has never been any period in American history so politically transparent as the Progressive Era of the President-makers and Muckrakers.” p271
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“The New Deal [the fourth epoch] did not reverse the political and economic relations of the third era, but it did create within [the political and corporate ‘circles’] competing centers of power that challenged [corporate power].” p272
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“But during the ‘thirties, the political order was still an instrument of small propertied farmers and businessmen…added [to it] the new struggle of organized labor and…unorganized unemployment… [T]hat is why the ‘thirties was a political decade: the power of business was not replaced, but it was contested and supplemented… The New Deal as a system of power was essentially a balance of pressure groups and interest blocs.”p273
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“[The] balancing act that Roosevelt performed did not affect the fundamental institutions of capitalism as a type of economy. By his policies, he subsidized the defaults of the capitalist economy which had simply broken down… The ‘welfare state’ [was] created to sustain the balance and to carry out the subsidy, [as] differ[ing] from the ‘laissez-faire’ state…
   “We study history, it has been said, to rid ourselves of it…   Like the tempo of American life in general, the long-term trends of the power structure have been greatly speeded up since World War II, and certain newer trends within and between the dominant institutions have also set the shape of the power elite and given historically specific meaning to it fifth epoch: that [structural] clue is in the decline of politics as genuine and public debate…   The longtime tendency of business and government to become more intricately and deeply involved with each other has, in the fifth epoch, reached a new point of explicitness. The two cannot now be seen clearly as two distinct worlds.” p274
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“In so far as the structural clue to the power elite today lies in the enlarged military state, that clue becomes evident in the military ascendancy. The warlords have gained decisive political relevance, and the military structure of America is now..a political structure. The seemingly permanent military threat places a premium.. upon their control of men, materiel, money, and power: virtually all political and economic actions are now judged in terms of military definitions of reality….
   In so far as the structural clue to the power elite today lies in the economic order, that clue is the fact that the economy is at once a permanent-war economy and a private-corporation economy… Within the elite as a whole, this coincidence of interest between the high military and the corporate chieftains strengthens them both and further subordinates the role of the merely political men…   During the ‘thirties, the political man was ascendant. Now the military and the corporate men are in top positions. Of the three types of circle that compose the power elite today, it is the military that has benefitted the most in its enhanced power…[and] one is tempted to speak of a political vacuum in which the corporate rich and the high warlord, in their coinciding interests, rule.” p276
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“Its members exist all over the country, and it is a coalition of generals in the roles of corporation executives, of politicians masquerading as admirals, of corporate executives acting like politicians…
   “The higher members of the military, economic, and political orders are able readily to take over one another’s point of view…”p283
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“As the requirements of the top places in each of the major hierarchies become similar, the types of men occupying these roles at the top– by selection and by training in the jobs– becomes similar. This is no mere deduction from structure to personnel. [It] is a fact revealed by the heavy traffic that has been going on between the three structures, often in very intricate patterns… As the business between the big three increases in volume and importance, so does the traffic in personnel.” p287
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“The inner core of the power elite consists, first, of those who interchange commanding roles at the top of one dominant institutional order with those in another: the admiral who is also a banker and a lawyer and who heads up an important federal commission; the corporation executive whose company was one of the two or three leading war materiel producers who is now the Secretary of Defense; the wartime general who dons civilian clothes to sit on the political directorate and then becomes a member of the board of directors of a leading economic corporation.” p288
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“By their very careers and activities, they lace the three types of milieux together. They are, accordingly, the core members of the power elite.” p289
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Bechtel-McCone was the second incarnation of an ambitious partnership started after World War I by Warren ‘Dad’ Bechtel. W.A. Bechtel built his up his own business on public road contracts:
“As his road-building work continued, Bechtel began to grasp the significance of the.. automotive equation: oil. If more cars meant more new highways, they also meant the rapid, large-scale development of the West’s oil and gas resources… A boom was coming and Bechtel meant to be a part of it. But before he could get under way, though, Bechtel needed help, a partner who could share both his work load and his enthusiasm for the opportunities… Bechtel had to have a partner now, an experienced builder he could rely on completely. He found his man in the summer of 1921. His name was Henry J. Kaiser. [p26, Friends in High Places]
“…Kaiser’s low-balling tactics did not endear him to his rivals..[and] he was regarded as something of a pariah by most of the construction industry. Bechtel, however, was intrigued. Whatever Kaiser’s methods, there was no disputing his doggedness… He was a born promoter and an instinctive, near-habitual risk-taker… Moreover, Kaiser possessed the same sort of driving ambition…
“Within a few months the two men had concluded a partnership deal.. by no more than a handshake. ‘There are two priciples [Warren Bechtel] followed,’ Kaiser said later. ‘He hated to sign papers… And his usual condition for entering any proposition was a 50/50 division’… Together Kaiser and Bechtel were to build many of the major roadways up and down the West Coast. [p27]
“[They] were among the first contractors in the United States to tackle major pipeline projects, first for Standard Oil, then for Continental Gas… As more and more contracts followed, the relationship between Bechtel and Big Oil forged into an alliance, one that.. would [eventually] have a profound impact..on the Middle East and the course of American foreign policy.” [p28]
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The endeavor that brought Bechtel-Kaiser onto the national stage of heavy construction, and reunited the younger UCBerkeley pals, Steve Bechtel and John McCone, was the Boulder Dam consortium known as ‘Six Companies”. The contracts for the dam were being let under the auspices of Herbert Hoover, lately Secretary of Commerce and Labor, and current President of the United States. It was in the midst of Boulder building that Warren Bechtel ventured alone to Moscow on business (to consult on Soviet hydroelectric projects) and died in a hotel after self-administering insulin. “That night, August 28, 1933, Warren A. Bechtel died in his sleep.” [p45]
“Steve [had] played increasingly larger roles in Bechtel’s pipelining projects, and by the time he was in his mid-20s was managing them on his own –so effectively so that by 1930 he became the functional corporate head of Bechtel-Kaiser Enterprises”..[p48]…his brothers, shortly after Dad’s death named him president of Bechtel’s operations.” [p49] …Neither Bechtel nor any of the Six Companies would ever go broke –on the contrary, all were to make millions more building government dams and roads… In this effort, Steve Bechtel would join with…one of the pivotal figures in American policy. His name was John McCone.” [p51]
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“[Since ‘Boulder’] Bechtel and McCone had kept in close touch..[as] the core of America’s industrial might..was shifting westward, and what was moving it was oil. ‘Steve and I shared a sense of imminent change,” McCone recalled, ‘…of great projects…[and] We were sure we could have a place in them.’
…”And here Steve Bechtel had an idea. Why not, he proposed to McCone, offer the oil companies an entire construction package? Not just pipelines, but storage tanks, refineries, –the works… The grand plan settled, Bechtel and McCone drew up a contract –one that named McCone president and gave Bechtel, as chairman, controlling interest in the Bechtel-McCone Corporation– rented a suite of offices in downtown Los Angeles and in May 1937 proclaimed themselves in business.” [p53]  “By 1939, Bechtel-McCone had mushroomed into an organization with more than 10,000 employees and was building refineries, chemical plants and pipelines from Montana to Venezuela. ‘We will build anything, any place, any time,’ Bechtel crowed. ‘The bigger, the tougher the job, the better we like it.’ “ [p55, Friends in High Places]
   During WWII, the partners clinched contracts for shipbuilding from the military: “They knew next to nothing about building ships, but when an opportunity presented itself, [they] were always ready to learn.” Bechtel-McCone ran four west coast shipyards in Seattle WA, Sausalito CA, Richmond CA, and Los Angeles —“The War Department found them a site on Terminal Island in Los Angeles harbor, not far from their corporate headquarters. Bechtel and McCone dubbed the operation ‘Calship’.[p57] “Henry Kaiser had followed Bechtel McCone’s lead into shipbuilding, and during the first few years of the war the two companies had emerged as the country’s leading shipbuilders, running nearly neck and neck in the speed and volume with which they turned out vessels… At its peak during the summer of 1944, Kaiser was turning out 18 ships a month. By October, Calship was producing 20, winning for Bechtel and McCone the satisfaction of running the most productive single shipyard in the world. By then, Bechtel and McCone had become involved in other wartime enterprises… [such as the notorious Canadian pipeline boondoggle called ‘Canol’ which was abandoned and the Willow Run aircraft plant in Birmingham Alabama which produced no aircraft]. “All in all, World War II was a most lucrative enterprise for Bechtel-McCone… [They] had grossed [for themselves] well over $100 million. Their net investment: considerably less than $400,000.” [p69]
    After the war, Bechtel-McCone liquidated “largely for tax reasons” and regrouped its assets under a new name, Bechtel Brothers–McCone, run by its middle-management. In 1946, foundering without its prominent chief executive, Steve Bechtel returned to the company, ostensibly buying out McCone and his brother Ken, and rechristened it Bechtel Corporation… “[and] soon snapped up..major contracts…. Seldom, if ever, did Steve undertake a major move without checking it first with ‘Uncle John.’ “ [p76]*

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“After the breakup of Bechtel-McCone, McCone had used part of his wartime windfall to buy the San-Francisco-based Joshua Hendy Iron Works [bought by Westinghouse as an independent subsidiary in 1946]. The company..had built ships during the war…[and McCone] became increasingly involved in shipping… when along with Socal in 1947, they assumed ownership of…Pacific Tankers Inc. Transporting oil for the Navy [duringWWII] from the Middle East to the United States, Pacific Tankers’ fleet..grew to 90 ships and by the end of the war had become the largest oil mover in the world.
   “With McCone as majority stockholder and Bechtel and several West Coast associates as silent investors, the company [was] rechristened Pacific Far East Lines and extended its operations to Japan, China and the Philippines. In addition, McCone [and..] Bechtel had entered into a partnership with Henry Mercer, the New York owner of States Marine Lines and U.S. Lines, companies with vast fleets that operated in the Atlantic. [McCone now] ranked as one of the dominant shipping figures in the world.
   “In between business chores, McCone also found time to serve as a director of the Stanford Research Institute and as a trustee and chief fund-raiser for the California Institute of Technology whose scientists had played a critical role in the development of the atomic bomb and were now on the leading edge of nuclear research.” pp 96-97, Friends in High Places
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*Stanford Research Institute, or SRI, from the footnote on page 78 of ‘Friends’:  “Founded in 1946 by a group of West Coast businessmen, including Steve Bechtel and Henry J. Kaiser, and originally affiliated with Stanford University [until 1969], the Stanford Research Institute eventually grew to become the second-largest corporate-government ‘think tank’ in the country. Its business was supplying government and industry with the latest in applied research… Among its many programs, SRI evaluated the U.S. strategic force; conducted laser radar studies in the upper atmosphere; analyzed ballistic missile defenses; drew up studies for improving Air Force reconaissance and surveillance systems…
   Since SRI’s founding, Bechtel has been one of the institutes major clients and supporters. SRI..evaluat[ed] the development potential of Jubail Saudi Arabia, and drew up the blueprint for Bechtel’s industrialization of Indonesia during the Sukarno regime. Over the years, the Bechtel family has donated millions to SRI… No other company or family matches [them].”
“Steve Bechtel had realized the potential of atomic power and had positioned his company to capitalize on it.  The [Bechtel-McCone] involvement had begun at the dawn of the Atomic Age.” [p101]
   McCartney’s ‘Friends’ makes no mention of John McCone’s sponsorship of Ernest O. Lawrence and his tabletop cyclotrons of the early 1930s, but as the opportunities were presented “in the early 1940s, Bechtel through its connections with General Somervell, had built several ‘heavy water’ storage plants at Hanford Washington as part of the Manhattan Project… Later, after the bomb had proved its destructive potential at Hiroshima, Bechtel had been one of several contractors and utilities that built the ‘Doomsday Town’ in the.. Nevada desert…”
   “For Bechtel, the Doomsday study was one of a series of early projects the company carried out for the AEC.. [and] its energy-minded customers like PG&E. It was work that in the coming years would do much to define the emerging nuclear industry. Not coincidentally, it would also establish the Bechtel Corporation as the world’s largest purveyor of nuclear power.” [p101, Friends..]
Other Californians were making similar calculations… Henry Kaiser had.. gotten into the game in typically high-rolling fashion by securing a $110 million contract for Kaiser engineers to modernize and expand the [postwar] Hanford facilities.” [p102, ibid.]
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The ‘Nuclear Negligence’ series on Kaiser Chemical notes that  “Kaiser was under consideration to participate in a program to develop alternate sources of uranium, but it is unclear whether that work ever took place.” http://www.eecap.org/Covered_Facilities/Illinois/Kaiser.htm
Concerning a piece of Kaiser’s Los Angeles real estate:
“Kaiser Permanente [Hospital in] Downey is built on the site of the first nuclear reactor in the state of California. This land [also] became a NASA site… The nuclear reactor was later moved to Santa Susana”  where a catastrophic explosion of the reactor in 1958 left permanente contamination.   “…The Downey facility processed at least 300 uranium slugs for use as nuclear reactor fuel in 1953 for North American Aviation.” http://www.kaiserpapers.org/downeyradiation.html
This is just the tip of the iceberg, folks.
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Edgar F. Kaiser, who took over the empire from his father between 1956-58, later received a Kennedy appointment to oversee ballistic Missile Site labor relations.

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Edgar F. Kaiser, president, Kaiser Industries Corporation; Henry J. Kaiser, founder and chairman of the board
Series: Photograph Files, CF Numbered series 292-430

“…McCone found the challenge of government work stimulating, particularly when it was for the Department of Defense, where he was able to give full vent to his hard-line anticommunist views. Even the Bechtelians.. were sometimes startled by the fervor… To hear McCone tell it, the Soviets were bent on nothing less than world domination. The free forces.. would be strong only if they understood that the atomic bomb was.. a God-given means of defending the American way of life… McCone’s chance to translate those views into action came in 1947 when he was invited to Washington to become a member of the President’s Air Policy Commission… [The] commission turned out a dramatically titled report, ‘Survival in the Air Age,’ which recommended..[a] buildup of nuclear-weapon stockpiles as quickly as possible. The report[s]..military conclusions were written by McCone…” [p97]   …”As his stature in the Defense Department grew, he became close to ..Dwight D. Eisenhower whom McCone first met when Eisenhower returned to Washington to take up duties as Army Chief of Staff. Another important Friendship made during this period was with Allen Dulles, later to be McCone’s predecessor as director of Central Intelligence.” [p98]

“McCone could draw satisfaction from the fact that one of his key recommendations in ‘Survival in the Air Age’ –the buildup of U.S. nuclear-weapons stockpiles– had been put into effect by Truman. As part of the effort, the president authorized the tripling of capacity at the principal weapons plant at Oak Ridge Tennessee, and the building of ancillary gaseous-diffusion plants at Portsmouth Ohio and Paducah Kentucky. McCone was heartened by Truman’s move. So was Steve Bechtel whose company was chief contractor on the work. McCone meanwhile, kept drawing closer to Eisenhower, now NATO commander and being touted by both parties as a presidential candidate. Eisenhower himself, however, was being coy about his candidacy and..had yet to declare his party affiliation. Then, in early January 1951, Henry Cabot Lodge, Republican senator from Massachusetts, told the press that..Eisenhower would soon announce his candidacy as a Republican. McCone, who was in Paris vacationing with his wife, hurried to Eisenhower’s headquarters outside the French capital… ‘Cabot Lodge made this statement and we’ve got to answer it,’ Eisenhower told McCone… McCone quickly discovered ..that [Ike] had still not made up his mind whether he was a Republican or Democrat. McCone pressed and argued with him until Ike finally gave in: all right, he was a Republican… [and] that afternoon, the statement was ready and.. Eisenhower was in. As president, Dwight Eisenhower would remember his friends, including John McCone, whom he would name chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission. Under McCone’s aegis, the nation would begin gearing up for the age of expectedly cheap and trouble-free nuclear power. Dozens of new plants, costing billions of dollars, would be necessary. Required too would be a construction company to build them. As.. Steve Bechtel had put it, one step was following another.” [pp99-100, Friends…]

*** “Wasting no time extending Bechtel’s lead, Steve flew to Washington where McCone introduced him to AEC chairman Strauss whom he had come to know when both men were working for the Department of Defense. [1947? or earlier in wartime, under Forrestal as Secretary of the Navy?– McCartney is nonspecific]  Bechtel had his own friends at the AEC as well. One was with W. Kenneth Davis, the agency’s director of reactor development who was Socal’s research director, had worked with Bechtel during construction of the MTA [the Materials Testing Accelerator, at the core of the Lawrence Livermore lab]. [Along with] three others…all four [friends] would leave the Atomic Energy Commission and ultimately work for Bechtel…   their friend AEC chairman Lewis Strauss was not having an easy time of it…[and] by November 1957, Strauss..told Eisenhower he would not seek reappointment to the [AEC]. The man he recommended to replace him was John McCone.”

“Since the fateful meeting in Paris, McCone had remained close to Eisenhower and had provided a steady stream of advice during the 1952 campaign. McCone had also struck up a warming friendship with Eisenhower’s vice-president Richard Nixon, whom he had known since Nixon emerged as an ardently anticommunist Californai congressman, and John Foster Dulles, who had asked McCone to be his Deputy Secretary of State. Washington itself, however, had lost much of its charm for McCone, largely because of the flak he had taken as Under-Secretary of the Air Force for awarding a contract to ..his former business partner Henry J. Kaiser… paying Kaiser three times as much as it had..paid the Fairchild Corporation.. to build [an] identical plane… [It] was revealed that the Kaiser-Fraser Corporation..that was building the planes, was partly owned by.. Steve Bechtel. [p108, ibid.]  ..In 1954..Eisenhower briefly lured McCone back with an invitation to serve on a committee.. restructuring the U.S. Foreign Service… The following year, Eisenhower sent him to Rome as his personal representative ..[to] Pope Pius XII. McCone however, was reluctant to do more. His growing shipping business was on its way to making him the American Onassis.”

” [W]hen the call came ..to a meeting with [President Eisenhower] in May 1958… McCone did not turn the president down [as he was] offered the AEC post over lunch at the White House…    The agency John McCone took over had a budget of $2 billion per year, operated $7 billion worth of facilities, employed 105,000 persons and was counted as one of the most complex and diffuse organizations in the federal government… McCone quickly took charge. One of his first –and for Bechtel, most important– moves involved funding for the private nuclear industry… McCone recommended that federal subsidies be paid to utilities for the construction of..nuclear plants…” [p109] ” Another decision..was to halt uranium-buying from foreign sources; henceforth radioactive ore was to be obtained exclusively through U.S. companies, principally Union Carbide (a major customer of the McCone-and-Bechtel-owned Joshua Hendy Corporation), Kaiser, and Utah Construction [two of the Boulder Dam partners]. Next, he appointed three executives from Standard Oil of California [Socal, later-named Chevron] and the president of PG&E –all major Bechtel customers– to study the [process] of federal subsidies for reactors… [McCone] began spreading U.S. nuclear technology overseas, provising foreign aid in the form of experimental reactors to a host of countries large and small… ‘I’ve forgotten how many of these reactors were set up around the world, but maybe a hundred of them. I think.. we went a little too fast on that,’ [McCone said in an interview in 1974]. McCone was equally zealous in his support of U.S. nuclear-arms development, but here Eisenhower finally the line in late summer 1958 when he told his staff that.. [he] was, said the president, firmly committed to imposing a ban on all nuclear-arms testing. The ban was bitterly opposed by McCone ..and the idea lay dormant until the Kennedy administration… Nonetheless, thanks to McCone, Bechtel and General Electric were moving right along and by the fall of 1959, the Dresden I nuclear plant was complete.” [pp110-111, ibid.]

 

**Dresden I, operational in 1960

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*** “There were many chores Steve Bechtel and his company would perform for presidents, many favors they would do –and had done– for the organs of government, including, though few knew it, the Central Intelligence Agency. [p117] The approval for CIA covers came directly from Steve Bechtel, who had his own ties to the agency… [p118] …Steve Sr. and John Simpson were Bechtel’s liason with the intelligence community at the high levels, but in the field, Bechtel worked with Washington through.. key executives…” [p119]

Stephen D. Bechtel Jr., handed the business by his father at the family Christmas party of 1959

*”There had never been any doubt that one day, Stephen D. Bechtel Jr. would take over the company Steve Senior had built. Besides Bechtel blood, he had all the other requisite qualifications… Steve junior had seen the world of Bechtel and he wanted to be part of it. Conveniently, one of Bechtel’s senior executives was waiting with a job offer. There was a pipeline down in Texas, he said. Was Steve interested? ‘Hell yes,’ he exclaimed.” [p129] “In taking over as Bechtel’s president, Steve Bechtel Jr. sounded a brave note. He would run the business..with the same vigor and vision… but if Steve Bechtel Jr. expected his father to fade into the background, he soon found he was mistaken. Freed from the administrative chores he so detested, Steve Senior was..even more dominant then before… He spent fully six months of the year on the road, popping up one day in London, the next in Toronto, a third in Beirut, Seoul, Sydney or Rome. In his wake, he left a lengthening string of deals:  …mines in South Africa;… smelters in Chile; …pipelines in Germany and Switzerland; nuclear plants in Spain and India…” [p135, Friends in High Places]

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   The circle of personal relationships around Herbert C. Hoover and his ‘relief’ endeavors is an essential historic digression in elucidating the web-work of the cold war power elite. The story starts in this blog with “Lewis Strauss and JFK” –Strauss joined Hoover’s Committee for Relief in Belgium as second-in-command. Close behind, Prentiss Gray and John L. Simpson of J. Henry Schroder Bank, the ‘Schrobanco’ group in New York established later in 1923, followed suit and signed up for the WWI CRB.
   Prentiss Gray, an Oakland CA native and UCBerkeley alumnus, built a global grain-shipping business out of “food relief” and became the president of Schroder Bank in New York until his accidental death in 1935. After the war, his son Sherman Gray joined the business. New blood came into Schrobanco when George W. Mallinckrodt joined in 1954. Mallinckrodt married the boss’s daughter,(Baroness Charmaine Schroder) in 1958 and the pair were sent to London in 1960 to grow the business with Europe. Charmaine’s brother Bruno, the holder of 40% interest, reigned over the bank and its branches from London.
   Mallinckrodt is an interesting figure in this atomic version of events: three generations before him, his German forebears founded a chemical company in St. Louis Missouri. The Mallinckrodt Chemical Works became the greater family’s firmament of wealth, and in early 1942, it also became the first contractor to make processed uranium for the Manhattan Project.
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“Before the creation of the secret cities of Los Alamos, Oak Ridge and Hanford, the Manhattan Project hired the Mallinckrodt Chemical Works of St. Louis to refine the first uranium used in the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. For the next two decades, Mallinckrodt continued its classified work for the Atomic Energy Commission…” https://firstsecretcity.com/tag/mallinckrodt-chemical-works/
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Mallinckrodt Chemical dumped its radioactive waste in the open outside the city’s downtown, what is today the residential neighborhoods of St. Louis’s North County. The local landfill where the majority waste now lies underground is burning in a “Subsurface Smoldering Event” and threatening the entire region with massive contamination. Uncovered piles of dirt-like radioactive tailings were left to ‘drift’ and wash into the Coldwater Creek, already a generational source of sickness to the residents. Watch the HBO documentary “Atomic Homefront” about this disaster.
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*1942: Mallinckrodt received the Belgian Congo ore shipped by Edgar Sengier to the Archer Daniels Midland docks in New York Harbor
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The government’s broker for Edgar Sengier’s Congolese uranium was Thomas K. Finletter: “The Navy had arranged for the first approach to the Union Miniere du Haut Katanga to obtain a supply… Edgar Sengier, who represented the Congo mining interests had concluded.. that uranium eventually would become important to the war effort and he managed to divert to the United States some two thousand steel drums..of ore. These were stacked in the open at Port Richmond, Staten Island New York, and plainly marked ‘Uranium Ore, product of the Belgian Congo… Sengier communicated with Thomas K. Finletter, who was then Special Assistant to the Secretary of State, to let him know that the ore was available. Finletter passed the word to Colonel Kenneth D. Nichols of the Corps of Engineers, and Nichols purchased it from Sengier.” [p181, Men and Decisions, by Lewis L. Strauss, 1961] “Prior to 1939, of course, there had not been much interest in the ore… Sengier recalls that in May of 1939, about five months after the news of fission… three French scientists..suggested to him that the Union Miniere should join with them in making an experimental bomb in the Sahara. Sengier accepted this idea in principle and agreed to furnish the preliminary material…but in September 1939 the outbreak of war ended the project… Sengier decided to take some steps on his own responsibility… He gave orders to send to the United States all the radium and certain uranium ores which were then at plants of the Union Miniere in Belgium…[where they] were stacked in the open near the dock..on Staten Island..[and] remained unguarded and unnoticed for nearly two years… [Years later, under the AEC] it fell to me [Strauss] to complete some of the details with Sengier. We had both been connected with Hoover’s Commission for Relief in Belgium in World War I and our friendship dated from those days.” [pp316-317, Men and Decisions]    ***

At the 1945 United Nations Conference in San Francisco, Finletter was appointed as a  former State Dept. official to attend as a consultant. Steve Bechtel gave him the tour: “Assembled at the conference were many of Simpson’s friends from Washington and New York, and he made a point of introducing most of them to Steve Bechtel, who showed them around his shipyards. One..was Thomas Finletter, later to succeed James Forrestal as..Secretary of Defense.” [p75, Friends in High Places] Finletter was later made chairman of the Air Policy Commission where he and John McCone fastened onto each other.
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From Thomas Finletter’s oral history for the Truman Library:
[Q] “You were appointed chairman of the President’s Air Policy Commission in 1947, why in your opinion, why were you selected for that position?”
Finletter: “I haven’t the slightest idea… I can’t answer the question.”
[Q] “Did you have any association with air matters before this time?”
Finletter: “I’m trying to think… I do not think so.”
[Q] “As you know [the library has] the records…The commsision..predicted that Russia would not develop an atomic bomb before 1953… Why in your opinion were the Russians able to develop the device so much quicker than you had expected?”
Finletter: “It’s impossible to answer that… Of course, my statement was based on information from all sorts of intelligence sources…”
[Q] “And then in April of 1950 [two months before the invasioon of South Korea] you became the Secretary of the Air Force and served..until the end of the Truman administration. Here comes my old question again, why were you chosen?”
Finletter: “I haven’t the foggiest idea. Well..one possible reason [was] the fact that I had been the chairman of the Air Policy Commission…”
https://www.trumanlibrary.org/oralhist/finletter.htm
Finletter’s field of competence, it appears, was international business law with the firm of Coudert Brothers in New York, brokering contracts between governments and corporations. When Finletter accepted the appointment as Secretary of the Air Force, he called on McCone and said, “I need you by my side.” McCone served as UnderSecretary of the Air Force for Finletter’s term: “Though McCone’s title was deputy secretary [sic], it quickly became apparent that he was the department’s real boss. McCone’s first order of business: Get aircraft production moving on a crash basis; get the Sabre jets needed to combat the Russian-built MiGs out of the plants and into the skies over Korea.” [p99, Friends..]

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In 1947, while the Air Policy Commission was convening,  Laton McCartney writes that John McCone met Allen Dulles:
   “The occasion that initially brought them together was a dinner party at the Dulles townhouse in New York, called to celebrate the expected victory of Thomas E. Dewey as president. Taking a brief respite from his Washington duties, McCone had been staying as the houseguest of Grete and John Simpson, Steve Bechtel’s chief confidant. When the Dulleses asked the Simpsons to dinner, Uncle John brought McCone along… On a deflated note [over the election], the party broke up, but not before John McCone had made an important friend.” [p98, Friends..]
As for John L. Simpson:
“A native San Franciscan and nine years Steve’s senior, Simpson possessed a worldliness and sophistication no one else in the Bechtel organization, including its president, could match. After graduating from Berkeley, he had gone to work for the Commission for Relief in Belgium, a joint U.S.-British project..[for] refugees during World War I. He spent five years in Europe schooling himself in Continental finance, making the social rounds (most notably in Vienna, where he married a well-connected socialite Margarete Mandel), and developing a close friendship with CRB’s head and his fellow San Franciscan, Herbert Hoover. On his return to the United States, Simpson joined the J. Henry Schroder Banking Corporation, a leading New York investment house with branches throughout Europe.“[p74, ibid.]
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Few Europeans of this era have an internet footprint, as expected, but Margarete Mandel is a virtual phantom. It has been noted that a familial (but untraceable) relationship exists with Col. Edward. Mandell House of Texas, known as President Wilson’s alter-ego, but the question remains. Might this Austrian socialite and wife of John L. Simpson be a relative of Georges Mandel who went by the name of Mantello, described himself as Hungarian, but is listed as a citizen of Austria?  Mandel/Mantello has already been introduced in Atomic Agent Oswald as the president of the world trade organization and CIA front PERMINDEX. The logic in the question reflects the postwar focus on a fractured Austro-Hungarian Empire and the reach and autonomy of the Commission for Relief in Belgium and its successor agencies under Hoover’s U.S. Food Administration and the American Relief Administration.
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“…the evidence suggests that the major emphasis in the Wilsonian policy.. largely sought to rely on the skillful utilization of food relief programs by Herbert Hoover to check whatever revolutionary socialist tendencies emerged among the new nations. In the last analysis, this Hoover-directed..food relief, with its emphasis on the breaking down of nationalistic barriers to trade.. was a classic expression of the.. proto-Marshall Plan tendency of Wilson and his advisers to use America’s expansionist economic power.. to establish international liberal-capitalist stability…  The Hungarian Bolshevik Revolution of March 1919 was naturally of great concern to many Wilsonians at Paris [Peace Conference] who feared.. revolution might spread… In response to the threat.. Wilson and Hoover agreed during April on a program of manipulating food and relief supplies in such a manner as to isolate and contain the Hungarian Revolution… Hoover and Wilson were especially interested in adopting a liberal-reintegrationist approach..to Austrian relief and the diplomatic treatment of the defeated Austrians.. to prevent the possible spread of Bolshevism from Budapest to Vienna.” [pp191-192, Woodrow Wilson and World Politics, by N. Gordon Livin Jr.,1968]

……posting in progress…..

 

September 17, 2017

JFK File: Pash at Parkland

Filed under: JFK Assassination,Modern History — jenniferlake @ 4:33 pm
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*Boris T. Pash, 1945*

**Parkland Hosp .Dallas, 1963

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Firstly, a group photo below with Boris Pash in the approximate timeframe, circa 1962-63 — front and center on the right of the woman in white. The man appears smaller-than-average with a slender build. Found here, his Washington D.C.church: http://www.stnicholasdc.org/files/booklets/dedication_booklet.PDF
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*Comparison of the “Pash at Parkland”film images bear a couple of striking similarities, noteworthy is the button-pulling folds in the jacket. The group photo shows a marked fold from the top jacket button on Pash’s left that leaves a loose section of fabric from his clavicle, down along the lapel to the button. Even in walking motion an identical fold is seen in the Parkland picture showing the handcase.
   Pash had a long face, seen from his military portraits. It does not look long in the group photo because his head is tilted up but it does show the V-shape to his jawbone, confirmed by shadow which touches the knot of his tie –a boldly  striped tie, like the Parkland pic with its bold stripe tie. Comparing Pash’s formal portrait with the Parkland image standing next to LBJ (as posted in Atomic Agent Oswald), one can also see the angle of the shirt collar (shallow!) unobstructed by shadow as are these images below.
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The so-called unidentified man seen with LBJ at Parkland Hospital is visible for a split second in a film clip from CNN’s “The Sixties” episode 3, The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy. In this briefest of images caught as the clip cuts in, it is possible to confirm that this is the same individual (whom I’m naming as Boris T. Pash) by his clothing. The photo absolutely rules out the identity of the man as Forrest V. Sorrels who returned to the Texas School Book Depository at 12:55pm. The ‘exit’ films and photos are said to have been taken around 2pm.
   Trailing behind LBJ and flanked by members of his group, it can also be seen that “Pash” is carrying a metallic case on his right –a case commonly used for things precious, fragile, or dangerous.
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