I only wrote a few select articles this week, probably because my writing got outshined by all the nice weather -- and the usual glut of information I've learned to deftly wade through.
The paid internet surveys have been fairly abundant these recent weeks. However, I was disturbed to find a mysterious $4.84 missing from my Amazon account. Did one of my gift codes expire, or was there some unexpected postage extraction? Hopefully they'll get back to me since I sent them an e-mail.
Then I started having a bit of difficulty logging into a couple of survey-based websites. Perhaps my browser is getting overloaded with information as well? I did manage to reset one of my passwords; hopefully the other site will let me know what happened. Maybe they're just doing an upgrade.
One exciting bit of news is that the somewhat abrasive ex-punk rocker Jack Blood ('Deadline Live') has a new show on Polygraph Radio called Truth Music Radio. It mixes actual sound bytes of politicos with hard-hitting conspiracy / freedom-oriented music -- quite a volatile combination! The web stream is probably meant for broadband connections but I even heard a song by Chris DeBurgh (who did "Lady in Red"). Hopefully they'll get some dial-up-oriented streams in the future, so we can listen in a less-interrupted way.
There's also a new movie called 'The War on Kids' featuring Randy Cassingham of 'This Is True' (funny / weird newsletter). This is all about how government schools (using things like "zero tolerance") have become like prisons, and how kids get mistreated and overmedicated in the process. The film's website is still a work in progress -- but another recent movie ('Generation Rx') was featured on our local 'Paula Sands Live' (KWQC TV, Davenport). That one really delves into the mass drugging of kids. So definitely check these out, and find out what you can do to overturn these kinds of institutionalized abuses!
It was also interesting to find out (from Constance Cumbey's 'My Perspective' program on 'The Micro Effect' radio) that Demond Wilson ('Sanford and Son') once wrote a book ('The New Age Millennium') on the dangers of that movement. It would be nice to hear one or both of them on George Noory's radio show -- which sometimes drinks too deeply of the New Age Kool-Aid!
You might also be surprised to learn that the publisher of Dan Brown's 'The DaVinci Code' (Bertelsmann) was once a major propagandist for Nazi Germany. So it looks like the new film 'Angels and Demons' may be headed in the latter direction! This information came from Mark Dice -- the same man once threatened (on air) by Michael Reagan, for giving "9-11 Truth" DVDs to our overseas troops! Wow -- how the truth can really hurt!
But maybe it's time we got back to earth. Our Orangina cat has been a regular breakfast diner here lately, so that's a pleasant sign. But wait -- the cat that visited today didn't have Orangina's distinctive Kabuki-like face, so it must be an impostor. Or is there some sinister force out there that's replaced our funky cat?! The mysteries just continue to deepen -- or are they leading me off the deep end?!
The neighbors are up to their usual boisterous goofiness -- like their kid riding a 4-wheeler out of their big "wood-like" fence, and yelling at their dogs and each other. (Ahh..domestic bliss!).
Ross (in Wisconsin) managed to bag a nine-pound turkey from an unusual giant chimney-like tower (which I dubbed "the Shot Tower"). Apparently the turkey was also full of eggs (sorry -- I know -- too much information). Ross's friend Craig (the pro-war protester) came up with a big bag of morel mushrooms from a VFW branch, so they had a great time.
Back here we got to share some Dutch Days parade photos from a 'Fulton Journal' photographer -- including the one she took of Dad and I sitting there to watch. Dad took the CD over to Walgreen's and made double prints. (You might be able to see some of the pics at CityOfFulton.US but no promises!).
Whew -- I guess it really is time for a day of rest. There's so much going on in terms of books, movies, and talk / radio shows -- almost a Renaissance of awakening against all the dark and draconian advances that also seem on the rise.
The important thing to realize is that we have each other and a marvelous country and planet to embrace and restore. Nature is anxiously awaiting us to experience a full immersion. So let's get out there and use all our senses to drink it in.
Who says nothing exciting ever happens around here?!