Monthly Archives: December 2017

US ambassador to Netherlands describes own words as ‘fake news’

“The Ministry of Peace concerns itself with war, the Ministry of Truth with lies, the Ministry of Love with torture and the Ministry of Plenty with starvation. These contradictions are not accidental, nor do they result from from ordinary hypocrisy: they are deliberate exercises in doublethink.” George Orwell, from “1984”… Read more »

Did you know that infant mortality has increased more than 40 percent in the U.S. since the year 2000?

“Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.” George Orwell, from “1984“     December 21, 2017 – Researchers find increase in global mortality rates associated with seasonal flu December 21, 2017 – US life expectancy decreases for second straight… Read more »

Did you know that cotton production in South Carolina nearly doubled in 2017, to its highest level in history?

“You know my methods. Apply them.” Sherlock Holmes, from “The Sign of the Four”, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1890             It’s December, 2017, and Nature is booming and burgeoning to a level not seen in my lifetime. Since that statement directly refutes our State… Read more »

Did you know that American soda consumption has dropped almost 40 percent over the last twenty years?

“The messages he had received referred to articles or news items which for one reason or another it was thought necessary to alter, or, as the official phrase had it, to rectify. For example, it appeared from The Times of the seventeenth of March that Big Brother, in his speech… Read more »

Did you know that goldfinch numbers have more than quadrupled in Scotland since 1994?

“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” George Orwell         April 28, 2010 – U.K. – Goldfinch population flourishes after bird lovers put out new type of bird mix   March 7, 2012 – Goldfinches wooed from farmland to British gardens… Read more »

It’s December, 2017, and crime rates all over the globe are plummeting to their lowest levels in history

“Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.” Thomas Paine           December 1, 2017 – Chicago police tout 14% homicide drop, and concede there’s more to do.   December 20, 2017 – Wisconsin – Green Bay police tout drop in crime Overall… Read more »

Tuscany

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There has been a lot of large-scale orgonite work in Italy, beginning in 2001 in the mountains where I think one of the first Sylphs were then photographed.   At the time, he owned a sign business in Queens, New York,  and was vacationing in his hometown in Italy.  We were… Read more »