Greece Bilderberg 2009 Full Attendee List

This list is made available thanks to infowars.com and their contacts, and those of Jim Tucker and Daniel Estulin; so thanks to all of them.

Attendee List

Dutch Queen Beatrix
Queen Sofia of Spain
Prince Constantijn (Belgian Prince)
Prince Philippe Etienne Ntavinion, Belgium
Étienne, Viscount Davignon, Belgium (former vice-president of the European Commission)
Josef Ackermann (Swiss banker and CEO of Deutsche Bank)
Keith B. Alexander, United States (Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, Director of the National Security Agency)
Roger Altman, United States (investment banker, former U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary under Bill Clinton)
Georgios A. Arapoglou, Greece (Governor of National Bank of Greece)
Ali Babaca, Turkey (Deputy Prime Minister responsible for economy)
Francisco Pinto Balsemão, Portugal (former Prime Minister of Portugal)
Nicholas Bavarez, France (economist and historian)
Franco Bernabè, Italy (Telecom Italia)
Xavier Bertrand, France (French politician connected to Nicolas Sarkozy)
Carl Bildt, Sweden (former Prime Minister of Sweden)
January Bgiorklount, Norway (?)
Christoph Blocher, Switzerland (industrialist, Vice President of the Swiss People’s Party)
Alexander Bompar, France (?)
Ana Patricia Botin, Spain, (President of Banco Banesto)
Henri de Castries, France (President of AXA, the French global insurance companies group)
Juan Luis Cebrián, Spain (journalist for Grupo PRISA; his father was a senior journalist in the fascist Franco regime)
W. Edmund Clark, Canada (CEO TD Bank Financial Group)
Kenneth Clarke, Great Britain (MP, Shadow Business Secretary)
Luc Cohen, Belgium (?)
George David, United States (Chairman and former CEO of United Technologies Corporation, board member of Citigroup)
Richard Dearlove, Great Britain (former head of the British Secret Intelligence Service)
Mario Draghi, Italy (economist, governor of the Bank of Italy)
Eldrup Anders, Denmark (CEO Dong Energy)
John Elkann, Italy (Italian industrialist, grandson of the late Gianni Agnelli, and heir to the automaker Fiat)
Thomas Enders, Germany (CEO Airbus)
Jose Entrecanales, Spain (?)
Francisco Álvarez Cascos, Spain (?)
Niall Ferguson, United States (Professor of History at Harvard University and William Ziegler Professor at Harvard Business School)
Timothy Geithner, United States (Secretary of the Treasury)
Ntermot Convergence, Ireland (AIV Group) (?)
Donald Graham, United States (CEO and chairman of the board of The Washington Post Company)
Victor Chalmperstant, Netherlands (Leiden University)
Ernst Hirsch Ballin, Netherlands (Dutch politician, minister of Justice in the fourth Balkenende cabinet, member of the Christian Democratic Appeal)
Richard Holbrooke, United States (Obama’s special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan)
Jaap De Hoop Scheffer, Netherlands (Dutch politician and the current NATO Secretary General)
James Jones, United States (National Security Advisor to the White House)
Vernon Jordan, United States (lawyer, close adviser to President Bill Clinton)
Robert Keigkan, United States (? - possibly Robert Kagan, neocon historian)
Girki Katainen, Finland (?)
John Kerr (aka Baron Kerr of Kinlochard), Britain (Deputy Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell and an independent member of the House of Lords)
Mustafa Vehbi Koç, Turkey (President of industrial conglomerate Koç Holding)
Roland GT, Germany (?)
Sami Cohen, Turkey (Journalist) (?)
Henry Kissinger, United States
Marie Jose Kravis, United States (Hudson Institute)
Neelie Kroes, Netherlands (European Commissioner for Competition)
Odysseas Kyriakopoulos, Greece (Group S & B) (?)
Manuela Ferreira Leite, Portugal (Portuguese economist and politician)
Bernardino Leon Gross, Spain (Secretary General of the Presidency)
Jessica Matthews, United States (President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)
Philippe Maystadt (President of the European Investment Bank)
Frank McKenna, Canada (Deputy Chairman of the Toronto-Dominion Bank)
John Micklethwait, Great Britain (Editor-in-chief of The Economist)
Thierry de Montbrial, France (founded the Department of Economics of the École Polytechnique and heads the Institut français des relations internationales)
Mario Monti, Italy (Italian economist and politician, President of the Bocconi University of Milan)
Miguel Angel Moratinos, Spain (Minister of Foreign Affairs)
Craig Mundie, United States (chief research and strategy officer at Microsoft)
Egil Myklebust, Norway (Chairman of the board of SAS Group, Scandinavian Airlines System)
Mathias Nass, Germany (Editor of the newspaper Die Zeit)
Denis Olivennes, France (director general of Nouvel Observateur)
Frederic Oudea, France (CEO of Société Générale bank)
Cem Özdemir, Germany (co-leader of the Green Party and Member of the European Parliament)
Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, Italy (Italian banker, economist, and former Minister of Economy and Finance)
Dimitrios Th.Papalexopoulo, Greece (Managing Director of Titan Cement Company SA)
Richard Perle, United States (American Enterprise Institute)
David Petraeus, United States (Commander, U.S. Central Command)
Manuel Pinho, Portugal (Minister of Economy and Innovation)
J. Robert S. Prichard, Canada (CEO of Torstar Corporation and president emeritus of the University of Toronto)
Romano Prodi, Italy (former Italian Prime Minister and former President of the European Commission)
Heather M. Reisman, Canada (co-founder of Indigo Books & Music Inc.).
Eivint Reitan, Norway (economist, corporate officer and politician for the Centre Party)
Michael Rintzier, Czech Republic (?)
David Rockefeller, United States
Dennis Ross, United States (special adviser for the Persian Gulf and Southwest Asia to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton)
Barnett R. Rubin, United States (Director of Studies and Senior Fellow, Center for International Cooperation)
Alberto Ruiz Gallardón, Spain (?)
Susan Sampantzi Ntintzer, Turkey (?) Guler Sabanci, President of Sabanci Holdings (?)
Indira Samarasekera, Canada (President of University of Alberta, Board of Directors Scotiabank)
Rountol Solten, Austria (?)
Jürgen E. Schrempp, Germany (CEO DaimlerChrysler)
Pedro Solbes Mira, Spain (economist, Socialist, Second Vice President and Minister of Economy and Finance)
Sampatzi Saraz, Turkey (banker) (?) possibly Süreyya Serdengeçti (former Governor of the Central Bank of Turkey)
Sanata Seketa, Canada (University of Canada) (?)
Lawrence Summers, United States (economist, Director of the White House’s National Economic Council)
Peter Sutherland, Ireland (Chairman, BP and Chairman of Goldman Sachs International)
Martin Taylor, United Kingdom (former chief executive of Barclays Bank, currently Chairman of Syngenta AG)
Peter Thiel, United States (Clarium Capital Management LCC, PayPal co-founder, Board of Directors, Facebook)
Agan Ourgkout, Turkey (?)
Matti Taneli Vanhanen, Finland, (Prime Minister)
Daniel L. Vasella, Switzerland (Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at Novartis AG)
Jeroen van der Veer, Netherlands (CEO of Royal Dutch Shell)
Guy Verhofstadt, Belgium (former Prime Minister)
Paul Volcker, U.S. (former Federal Reserve director, Chair of Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board)
Jacob Wallenberg, Sweden (chairman of Investor AB and former chairman of Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken)
Marcus Wallenberg, Sweden (CEO of Investor AB, former chairman of Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken)
Nout Wellink, Netherlands (Chairman of De Nederlandsche Bank, Board of Directors, the Bank of International Settlements)
Hans Wijers, Netherlands (CEO of the multinational corporation AkzoNobel)
Martin Wolf, Great Britain (associate editor and chief economics commentator at the Financial Times)
James Wolfenson, United States (former president of the World Bank)
Paul Wolfowitz, United States (for U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense, President of the World Bank, currently AEI scholar)
Fareed Zakaria, United States (journalist, author, and CNN host)
Robert Zoellick, United States (former managing director of Goldman Sachs, President the World Bank)
Dora Bakoyannis, Greece (Minister of Foreign Affairs)
Anna Diamantopoulou, Greece (Member of Parliament for the Panhellenic Socialist Movement)
Yannis Papathanasiou, Greece (Minister of Finance)
George Alogoskoufis, Greece (former Minister)
George A. David, Greece (businessman, president of Coca-Cola)

[Source: economycollapse.blogspot.com]

Gary McKinnon - Interview

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Harvard prof tells judge that P2P filesharing is "fair use"

·Harvard Law professor Charles Nesson is headed to federal court this summer to defend an accused file-swapper, and he plans to mount a novel defense: P2P sharing is simply "fair use."
Harvard prof tells judge that P2P filesharing is "fair use"
Wholesale copying of music on P2P networks is fair use. Statutory damages can't be applied to P2P users. File-swapping results in no provable harm to rightsholders.
These are just some of the assertions that Harvard Law professor Charles Nesson made last week in his defense of accused file-swapper Joel Tenenbaum. In court filings, Nesson spelled out his defense strategy, which doesn't appear to involve claims that his client "didn't do it." Instead, Nesson argues that it doesn't matter if Tenenbaum copied music; such noncommercial uses are presumptively "fair" and anyone seeking to squeeze file-swappers for statutory damages is entitled to precisely zero dollars.
The strategy certainly doesn't lack for boldness. In making the case that statutory damages only apply to commercial infringers, Nesson says that his reading of the law is "constitutionally compelled." His most interesting argument is that the law offers rightsholders the chance to seek either statutory or actual damages, but that the two are meant to be equivalent.
"It would be a bizarre statute indeed that offered two completely unrelated remedies," he writes, "one which granted actual damages and lost profits, and the other of which granted plaintiffs the right to drive a flock of sheep across federal property on the third day of each month."
It's all fair use
In any event, all of this statutory damages talk doesn't matter, because Nesson claims that Tenenbaum's use of the songs at issue here was "fair use" and thus not an infringement at all. It's a gutsy move to claim that wholesale downloads of complete copyrighted works for no purpose higher than mere enjoyment of music somehow satisfies the famous "four factor test" for fair use claims, but Nesson believes he can win over a jury.
But last week's court filings indicate that this is precisely how Nesson intends to argue the case. As for the "four factors," he plans to address them... but also to go far beyond them. Nesson will introduce "other factors" that the jury should consider in the case, which include "the copyright holder's knowledge of and assumption of risk when it published the copyrighted work that work would be ripped and shared on P2P networks."
Should Nesson win, he will essentially legalize the sharing of all digital goods, copyrighted or not, by noncommercial users. Given that he wants to make the case about big principles like fair use and the applicability of statutory damages—and not about whether Joel Tenenbaum did what he is accused of doing—the music industry is likely to fight even harder to ensure that Nesson's preferred outcome is not realized. The fireworks are scheduled to begin this summer in Massachusetts federal court.
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Eugenics in Israel: Did Jews try to improve the human race too?

In 1944, psychiatrist Kurt Levinstein gave a lecture at a Tel Aviv conference, where he advocated preventing people with various mental and neurological disorders - such as alcoholism, manic depression and epilepsy - from bringing children into the world.
The means he proposed - prohibition of marriage, contraception, abortion and sterilization - were acceptable in Europe and the United States in the first decades of the 20th century, within the framework of eugenics: the science aimed at improving the human race.
In the 1930s, the Nazis used these same methods in the early stages of their plan to strengthen the Aryan race. Levinstein was aware, of course, of the dubious political connotations implicit in his recommendations, but believed the solid and salutary principles of eugenics could be isolated from their use by the Nazis.
Recent research by historian Rakefet Zalashik on the history of psychiatry in Palestine during the Mandate period and following the founding of the state shows that Levinstein was far from a lone voice. Indeed, she claims in her 2008 book, "Ad Nefesh: Refugees, Immigrants, Newcomers and the Israeli Psychiatric Establishment" (Hakibbutz Hameuchad; in Hebrew), that the eugenics-based concept of "social engineering" was part of the psychiatric mainstream here from the 1930s through the 1950s.
What set the local experts apart was that they actually studied the foundations of the theory in Germany before immigrating to Palestine, directly from the scientists who supported using eugenics to forcibly sterilize mentally ill and physically disabled Germans - and subsequently to justify their murder. Within a few years, the German scientists were using the same justification for killing Jews.
For example, psychiatrist Avraham Rabinovich, who worked in the Ezrat Nashim facility in Jerusalem and later managed a mental institution in Bnei Brak, drew a distinction in his patient reports from 1921-1928 between the general population, and Jews of Bukharan, Georgian and Persian descent, whom he referred to as "primitive races."
The views of these psychiatrists meshed with the goals of the Zionist movement, which at the time propounded a policy of selective immigration.
"Eugenics was a part of the national philosophy of most of [the local] psychiatrists," says Zalashik. "The theory was that a healthy nation was needed in order to fulfill the Zionist vision in Israel. There was a powerful economic aspect to this view of things - the idea being to prevent people who were perceived as a burden on society from bringing children into the world. And homosexuals and frigid women also fell into this category."
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Australian SETI Astronomers Detect Unknown Signal

Contrary to the classical Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, (SETI) that is listening to intelligent radio signals from outer space, so called "OSETI" is searching for strong "optical" laser pulses or strong laser flashes. While SETI-researchers dismiss the idea of crop circles being a communication from aliens because - according to Seth Shostak of the SETI Institute - alien visitors with the ability to travel to Earth would surely use a more sophisticated technology to communicate, such as radio transmission, the idea of OSETI turns this argument around (even if certainly not in favour to the much debated crop circle phenomenon): "For an advanced civilization, radio wave technology would be old hat. (...) My strong feeling is that if there are (extraterrestrial intelligence) civilizations out there, they will send the signal by laser pulses or laser flashes", explained Dr. Ragbir Bhathal head of the "OZ OSETI PROJECT" at the University of Western Sydney in an interview with "The Australian".
And indeed, in the first week of last December (2008) Bhathal's team detected an unusual strong laser signal that could not have been identified nor did it re-occur since: "It may be a glitch in our equipment, or some astrophysical phenomena (e.g an optical pulsar) or some unknown source. We are still investigating it", told Bhathal to the German online-newsmagazine "Grenzwissenschaft-aktuell.de".
Even if still unidentified, the signal's discovery seems to have created enough enthusiasm within the team to mark it with a "Was it ET?"-comment - not unlike the famous "Wow"-Mark next to the detection of a strong, narrowband radio signal detected by Dr. Jerry R. Ehman on August 15, 1977, while working on a SETI project at the Big Ear radio telescope of Ohio State University.

Galactic Center of Milky Way Rises Over Texas

Galactic Center of Milky Way Rises over Texas Star Party from William Castleman on Vimeo.

Advocacy Groups Seek Disbarment of Ex-Bush Administration Lawyers

A coalition of left-wing advocacy groups filed legal ethics complaints on Monday against 12 former Bush administration lawyers, including three United States attorneys general, whom the groups accuse of helping to justify torture.
The coalition, called Velvet Revolution, asked the bar associations in four states and the District of Columbia to disbar the lawyers, saying their actions violated the rules of professional responsibility by approving interrogation methods, including waterboarding, that constituted illegal torture.
By writing or approving legal opinions justifying such methods, the advocates say, the Bush administration lawyers violated the Geneva Conventions, the Convention Against Torture and American law.
Kevin Zeese, a longtime activist and lawyer who signed the complaints on behalf of Velvet Revolution, said the groups were acting because the Obama administration had resisted calls for a criminal investigation of abuse of prisoners under the Bush administration.
The complaints are available online at the group’s Web site, www.velvetrevolution.us/torture_lawyers/index.php.

X-Files 'hum' phenomenon could be over-sensitive hearing

Hundreds of people worldwide say they have been plagued by a buzzing noise known as 'the hum' which featured in an episode of the sci-fi series, sparking a string of conspiracy theories[ATTENTION: The purpose of linking an observable phenomenon with a work of fiction is to discredit the observers: those that do hear 'the hum'. Sure sign of biased journalism...if not worst].
Some believe the noise comes from gas pipes, power lines, traffic, factories, pylons or mobile phone masts and the phenomenon has been reported from Vancouver in Canada to Auckland in New Zealand. Sufferers complain of sleep loss, headaches, sickness and nosebleeds.
In the 1970s it became known as the 'Bristol hum' after 800 people in the city claimed they could hear it.
But following years of research, scientists now say it is probably the result of over-sensitive hearing.[Really?? It's always us, isn't it...because there's no possible way people are actually hearing something, is there?]
Dr David Baguley, head of audiology at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, said a third of cases can be tracked down to an environmental source.
Dr Baguley claims people have an internal volume control[?!] which helps us amplify quiet sounds in times of threat, danger or intense concentration[...this is really not sticking...I wonder, how many of the affected are under 'threat', 'danger' or 'concentrated' when they begin to hear the 'hum'?].
According to Dr Baguley, the problem comes when an individual fixes on a possibly innocuous background sound, and this act of concentration then triggers the body's "internal gain"[?!], boosting the volume.
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Internet data near 500bn gigabytes

·World's digital content equivalent to stack of books stretching from Earth to Pluto 10 times
Server farm in San Jose, California
The world's store of digital content is now the equivalent of one full top-of-the-range iPod for every two people on the planet, following the explosion of social networking sites, internet-enabled mobile phones and government surveillance.
At 487bn gigabytes (GB), if the world's rapidly expanding digital content were printed and bound into books it would form a stack that would stretch from Earth to Pluto 10 times. As more people join the digital tribe – increasingly through internet-enabled mobile phones – the world's digital output is increasing at such a rate that those stacks of books are rising quicker than Nasa's fastest space rocket.
The digital universe is expected to double in size over the next 18 months, according to the latest research from technology consultancy IDC and sponsored by IT firm EMC, fuelled by a rise in the number of mobile phones. At the time of their first Digital Universe report in 2007, the pair reckoned the world's total digital content was 161bn gigabytes.
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Las discográficas reclaman a un informático 13 millones de euros

·Las firmas acusan al demandado de armar con sus programas a los piratas de internet ·El juicio, que hoy empieza, es el más importante en España contra las descargas
Se celebra hoy en Madrid un juicio que mantiene en vilo, en campos opuestos, a la industria audiovisual y a quienes consideran que la descarga de archivos protegidos constituye su derecho inalienable como seres con conexión a internet. La Asociación de Productores de Música de España (Promusicae), junto a las discográficas Warner, Universal, Emi y Sony, piden a Pablo Soto, un informático madrileño de 30 años, creador de programas P2P (herramientas que permiten intercambiar contenidos desde un ordenador personal a otro), nada menos que 13 millones de euros por daños y perjuicios, la mayor cuantía reclamada en un proceso de este tipo. Soto, padre de aplicaciones como Blubster, Piolet y MP2P, no es el titular de ninguna página que albergue enlaces para descargarse contenidos; tampoco se le reclama por piratear. Lo único que ha hecho es diseñar una tecnología --entre muchas otras destinadas a lo mismo-- que permite que se realicen esos intercambios. ¿Ha de responsabilizarse de cómo utilicen después esos programas los millones de personas que los tienen instalados en sus discos duros? La pregunta planeará durante el proceso que hoy comienza.
"El demandado se lucra con la venta de su aplicación. En al menos nueve de cada 10 casos el programa se utiliza para descargar contenidos protegidos por los derechos de autor --sostuvo ayer el presidente de Promusicae, Antonio Guisasola--. ¿Debemos seguir permitiéndole que siga vendiendo y desplace la responsabilidad a sus clientes?" Según el propio demandado, que oferta una versión de pago de sus aplicaciones y obtiene ingresos por publicidad, sí, se le debe permitir. Hace un año, cuando Promusicae y las discográficas interpusieron la demanda por la vía mercantil, Soto dijo que la acción legal era como actuar, tras una reyerta, contra el fabricante de un cuchillo. Su abogado, David Bravo, hacía ayer un paralelismo similar: su cliente es tan responsable de las violaciones a la propiedad intelectual como lo pueden ser quienes crearon internet, una herramienta que también posibilita esas descargas que, según los demandantes, les han ocasionado unas pérdidas de 13 millones de euros.
¿No se trata de un cálculo exagerado? Al contrario, contestó Guisasola, de Promusicae. "Es ultraconservador --dijo--. El daño real superará muchas veces la cifra reclamada. Se estima que al menos cada uno de los 25 millones de usuarios de las herramientas han dejado de comprar una canción por el hecho de poder obtenerla gratis a través del programa. Es evidente que que no es un hecho probado con cada uno de esos 25 millones de usuarios, pero sólidos informes económicos avalan este planteamiento". El abogado Bravo replicó que detrás de la apabullante cantidad se esconde un propósito atemorizador. "La industria quiere ganar la batalla mediática y meter miedo a quienes intercambian. Decirles: 'Esto os puede ocurrir también a vosotros'. Pero la demanda no se sostiene".
[Fuente: elperiodico.com]

"Felipe González me dijo que con la Iglesia no se discute"

·El diplomático Gonzalo Puente Ojea fue embajador de España en el Vaticano y es uno de los autores más reputados sobre religión. Presenta su libro 'La religión, ¡Vaya timo!'
Gonzalo Puente Ojea ampliación
El diplomático Gonzalo Puente Ojea (Cienfuegos, Cuba, 1924) fue embajador de España en el Vaticano durante el Gobierno de Felipe González y es uno de los autores más reputados sobre religión. Dentro de la colección de la Editorial Laetoli ¡Vaya timo!, que desmonta los mitos que perviven en la sociedad actual, vuelve a evidenciar las mentiras de la Iglesia en La religión, ¡Vaya timo!

¿Es un timo la religión?
Efectivamente, porque promete lo que no tiene, la felicidad en un mundo paradisiaco después de la vida real.
Entonces, ¿dónde encuentra su fortaleza?
En la tradición. En este siglo hay un conocimiento científico que debería dar lugar a un abandono de la religión. No se produce porque los imaginarios colectivos son asimilados por el bebé desde que empieza a tener autonomía. El hogar es la gran máquina de hacer cristianos, por eso la Iglesia trata de mantenerlo a salvo.
¿Por qué los Estados han respetado la Iglesia?
Porque es una institución poderosa, con una clientela[esta es la palabra exacta!] muy fuerte y una gran determinación de predicación de su doctrina. Desde que se unió al Imperio Romano, su potencia pasó a ser casi insuperable.
¿Por qué el Gobierno no se independiza de la Iglesia?
La República fue una página nueva en nuestra historia. Su núcleo y la causa de su destrucción fue el laicismo, porque la Iglesia se dio cuenta de que se jugaba el tipo y puso toda la carne en el asador. Esto no lo entienden los jóvenes porque no lo han vivido y porque en las escuelas el PSOE, que había hecho pactos, eliminó esa circunstancia de los planes de estudio.
¿Qué opina del aumento en la financiación de la Iglesia?
La explicación es que el virus republicano ha quedado totalmente extirpado. El PSOE hizo una ruptura histórica total, porque la Transición fue la gran estafa política de este país. Alegando que volverían los militares, intervinieron e impidieron que se volviera a instaurar una República, y además eliminaron el poder constituyente, porque la Constitución está elaborada por los procuradores en Cortes de la época de Franco. No se cuestionó la jefatura del Estado y eso sí se hizo en la República de 1931, que eliminó la Corona y promovió el laicismo.
¿Tan malo le parece el sistema de hoy en día?
Los llamados partidos democráticos entraron en el juego y nos condenaron a tener una olla de corrupción con una tapadera que se llama monarquía parlamentaria. Vivimos en plena inconstitucionalidad y, en los últimos tramos del Gobierno de Zapatero, en una disolución por la vía autonómica. Es una dictadura de partidos organizada para que los dos grandes tengan la mayoría.
Usted fue embajador en la Santa Sede, ¿cómo ve en la actualidad la rama española de la Iglesia?
Están desquiciados porque se acostumbraron a un régimen de monopolio de las conciencias, que es lo que fue España hasta la República. Y a eso hemos de volver, la Monarquía caerá en unos 20 años y se regresará a esa fórmula.
¿Y el Minivaticano?
Todos los políticos les han regalado [a la jerarquía católica] todo lo habido y por haber. Es increíble que incluso Felipe González les diera todo. A mí me dijo que a la Iglesia no se le podía discutir nada y que no me metiera en temas de dogma. Cuando las beatificaciones, al Gobierno no le gustó el empeñó del Vaticano en volver a la Guerra Civil y se mandó una representación de un nivel que evidenciara el descontento. Y sin embargo, un mes más tarde hubo una cena en la Nunciatura, con el rey y el presidente del Gobierno. La Conferencia Episcopal pidió que me quitaran y en agosto fui relevado.
[Fuente: publico.es]

Crop Circles: Enigma & Paradox

The Beautiful Paradox

A kōan is a question, statement or story, that on the surface, defies logic. It operates by confounding customary discursive thinking, forcing the intelligent student to use other faculties of awareness to shed light onto the seemingly bizarre linguistic conundrum presented. Only by bringing deeper, non-dualistic consciousness to the matter, can the gem of gnosis be uncovered.
The kōan is a teaching device that has become synonymous with the Zen Buddhist tradition. Though its roots are much older, there is a unique simplicity and a lasting effectiveness in the Zen expression of this mind quake that is hugely relevant and instructive today.
Famous kōans include:- (1) A Zen Master said to his student, “Two hands clap and there is a sound. What is the sound of one clapping?” (2) A student asked Zen Master Wenyan, “What is the Buddha?” Wenyan replied, “Dried dung.” (3) A monk asked Kegon, “How does an enlightened one return to the ordinary world?” Kegon replied, “A broken mirror never reflects again; fallen flowers never go back to the old branches.”
Take your average matrix dwelling noodle and present them with a kōan - and they won’t know what the hell you’re talking about. Whether they’re a senior vascular surgeon or a trainee burger flipper, any data that falls outside of their habituated mental operating system is tagged as an irregularity and consigned to the furnace of the extraneous. From their perspective, data that threatens to compromise the foundations of their living database is not granted an audience. Understandable. So, if the Control System can manage to prep someone’s core database parameters from an early age, the rest of the process of perpetual self-limitation will take care of itself.

They’re Not Here, This Isn’t Happening
It was only when I first walked barefoot through a beautiful wheat field, my feet pressing into the warm cereal grass, that I realized that the crop circle I stood inside was a kōan.

The Projection Room
It is in the contemplation of the irrational presence of crop circles, so incongruous in contemporary industrial Britain, that their teaching slowly begins to dawn on you. This process is best accelerated by actually setting foot inside one, feeling it, smelling it, allowing it to dwell within your felt moment-by-moment experience of consciousness.

The Burning Of Sodom
The dehumanizing abasement of television relentlessly conditions new levels of obedience into the proletariat - siphoning out the integrity and consciousness of all who watch and are being watched. Billions worship the screen, kneeling to bring forth the burnt offerings of their own emotional turpitude. This is pandemic self-harming; whole nations slicing into their viscera to momentarily escape the agony of a deeply inauthentic life.

The End Of The Fourth Age
The end of the fourth age is here. Thank goodness. The shift is happening now, inside and out. It can be detected by observing the ripples in the pond: synchronicities increasing, matter becoming less dense, time compressing. There is nothing to be scared of. Quite natural and necessary for transformation. Nevertheless, it would be indefensible for the integral warrior to avoid indulging in the negative vortex of Control System debauchery, only to cosset himself in the intractable optimism of New Age tomfoolery.
Paradox seeks to transcend duality. No time. Just being. Being aware of all, yet without any knowledge whatsoever. Being everywhere and existing nowhere. Exquisite harmonic wholeness.
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