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Censored, Canceled, Incarcerated, and Controlled

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Across the media platforms TPTB are controlling the narrative. You will be banned if you color outside the lines. Even the president of the United States (who as Dylan says must sometimes have to stand naked) was canceled. Despite eliminating Trump from the social media platforms, MSM can't resist continuing to use him for click bait just as they did in 2016 and through his presidency. Several things happened this week which led to this topic today. Donziger was convicted and sentenced to about four years of prison for winning a judgement against Chevron. Hale was also sentenced for about four years for revealing US droning of primarily innocent civilians. Julian sits in a maximum security prison for daring to expose US war crimes....And there's much more below the fold.

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Making the Most of the Moment

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After last week's topic of homes, I began thinking the most important things in life aren't possessions nor a nice house. Being happy and fulfilled is more about our approach to life, living the life we want, rather than one we've been conditioned to create. Our most precious gift is our time. I know I often get lost in the day to day, and forget to enjoy the moment. Those halcyon days must be recognized to be appreciated, otherwise, the moment is lost.

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House and Home

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Nothing speaks independence louder than owning your own home. Owning it free and clear provides an even greater sense of freedom and control over your life.


The CDC’s final eviction moratorium expires July 31.

Housing has increasingly become one of the most unequal parts of the economic recovery.

At the top there is a nationwide housing boom, fueled by a run-up in home prices as higher-income households rush to take advantage of record-low mortgages. But at the same time, millions of renters, especially people who have missed rent payments or whose jobs haven’t come back, are at risk of losing their homes before the end of the summer.

The looming eviction crisis has added urgency — in Washington and across the country — to ensuring emergency rental aid reaches the most vulnerable Americans before it is too late.

Are we headed toward a housing crisis? I hope you all have secure living situations in these volatile times.

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Manipulated Science and Journalism

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Oligarchs and their corporations have been cleverly misleading people for decades (perhaps forever). How can they manipulate science you may ask, well they fund research which they design for certain outcomes. They are even capturing University departments by funding them. We know the for profit news outlets will not critically report on their advertisers, after all, big pharma, the MIC, and insurance companies are all primary clients. So as a result we have a misled public that thinks they live in a democracy, rather than an oligarchy.

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Tumbling Toward the Tipping Points

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We sit at a convergence of tipping points. Climate chaos is already upon us, just ask the folks out west who are in a megadrought. Ecosystem collapse is evident in the disappearing insect and bird populations, as well as deforestation and environmental degradation. The US is on the verge of empire failure as China becomes the new world leader (empire). The US collapse is driven in part by the failure of our currency to have any real intrinsic value other than our military threat to those countries which try to circumvent the use of the USD. So on multiple levels and in many dimensions we are experiencing a cascade of change. We simply must prepare as best we can for the rapid changes ahead.

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The Complete Capture

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Neofuedalism looms as the corporate overlords try to control our food, environment, economy, wages, and so much more.

...the locus of power in food systems and the broader global economy is shifting at dizzying speed. In 2008, the world’s most powerful corporations drilled oil wells and traded stocks. Twelve years later, the world’s five corporate titans all deal in intangible data and have a market valuation that exceeds the GDP of entire continents. The new biodigital giants are now primed for the next step: unleashing big data and digital DNA into the world's pharmacies, food markets, and financial systems. ‘Multi-stakeholderism’ is everywhere as corporations –sensing the social and environmental tipping points ahead – seek to draw governments,scientists and a handful of civil society organizations into an artificial new multilateralism

http://www.ipes-food.org/_img/upload/files/LongFoodMovementEN.pdf

In 2021, UN Secretary-General António Guterres will convene a Food Systems Summit as part of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The Summit will launch bold new actions to deliver progress on all 17 SDGs, each of which relies to some degree on healthier, more sustainable and equitable food systems.

Who will have a seat at the Table? The big corporations, that's who. However, the spin has a whole different vibe. (2 min)

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Con Fusion

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There are so many on going cons you can't keep up with them all. There really is a synergistic fusion among them. As Chris Hedges often says, the corporate capture is complete. As a result we are conned in so many domains and dimensions it is confusing...from the need for endless war to your need for ever more medicines...from "healthy foods" to the "green revolution" ... from endless currency creation to the great reset... and on and on. Today let's look at a small sampling, and perhaps you can add some I missed in the comments below.

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Continuing COVID Confusion

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Discussion of the lab leak hypothesis on the origin of the pandemic is finally allowed. Is that because it adds fuel to fire a war with China (even though the US provided funding and support for gain of function research in Wuhan)? However, interestingly use of ivermectin as an effective treatment is still out of bounds and unacceptable. No, TPTB are suggesting an third dose of vaccine instead. Speaking of vaccines, I must admit it was nice to gather with old friends last week. We were camping outside, and I think everyone was vaccinated. About thirty folks gathered at the Florida Faux Festival, and our usual cadre of ten or so camped together. Made lots of music, and I feel like I'm getting my musical feet back. We also got in an eight mile canoe trip on the Suwannee, and went to four different and unique springs along the river. It was my first real dip back into normalcy since the pandemic began in earnest March of '20, and it was as refreshing as diving in the springs.

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